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How extraordinarily odd… #silenceisgolden

Happy Heart’s Day! xoxoxoPhotography: Carrie Schluckbier of Capital BoudoirVintage nightie: Amalgamated Classic Clothing and Dry Goods

Happy Heart’s Day! xoxoxo

Photography: Carrie Schluckbier of Capital Boudoir
Vintage nightie: Amalgamated Classic Clothing and Dry Goods

221b-tea-party:

I’m doing a giant Sherlock giveaway to celebrate several very important things! First I’ll tell you about the giveaway and then I’ll tell you what I’m celebrating.
(sorry about the crappy quality, the pictures were taken on various surfaces around my house.)
Prizes: The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, w/ BBC Sherlock covers; Sherlock Series 1 & 2; The Sherlock Files: The Official Companion to the Hit Television Series by Guy Adams; a DVD of Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows; an “I am Sher-locked” T-shirt, size large; a dark blue Sherlock-esque scarf; Sherlock’s flag pillow; a Sherlock pendant; Sherlock earrings; a ebook of Locked; three pre-orders of Sherlock Series 3.
Rules:
The giveaway runs until February 10th, 2014. 
One winner gets all the prizes listed, plus an Amazon pre-order of Sherlock Series 3. Three additional winners will get a pre-order as well. 
Giveaway is worldwide. (I’m not sure if I can pre-order something on Amazon for someone in another country, but if I can’t, I’ll send you a gift card for the amount) 
Both reblogs and likes count. The winner does not have to be following me.
You can reblog as many times as you like per day. 
Winners must have their askboxes open. (If you don’t, I’ll try to contact you somehow, but it’s way easier if your askbox is open.)
So why am I giving away all my Sherlock stuff?
Well, partially because I’m moving and I need to get rid of stuff anyway. But MOSTLY because I have some really important news for anyone who writes Sherlock fanfic, and I want to spread it around.
You can now publish Sherlock Holmes fanfiction on Amazon (or elsewhere) without needing to get permission to use the rights. 
This is big news that came out at the same time as Series 3, so it got buried, but you can read about it here and here and here. Essentially, a judge has just decided that Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain. He can be adapted by other authors. THIS IS HUGE. 
I can’t tell you how often I’ve had my heart torn out and shredded by a Sherlock fic. (Hey thanks, Alone on the Water.) Or how many times I’ve marveled at the amount of work that must have gone into a fic. This shit is worth a few dollars. If you choose to self-publish your Sherlock fic, I will gladly buy it. (obvs you can’t use any BBC chars, like Molly, but everything else is up for grabs.) 
Some of you may know me as fanfic writer last_hurrah. I put up a Johnlock teen AU during a pretty difficult time in my life, and I’m not kidding when I say that the overwhelming response got me through it. The Sherlock fandom is such a positive place, and I’ve cried more than once at incredibly kind reviews and messages left by strangers. 
You might be wondering about one of the prizes - a ebook of Locked by Eva Morgan. Eva Morgan is me, and Locked is the Sherlock book I’m self-publishing. 
I know you can read Sherlock fanfic online for free. I would really, really rather post this online for free. But I need a way to make a living right now, and this is the only thing anyone has ever said I’m good at. 
It’ll be available to buy online on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Kobo, and Smashwords starting February 10th, 2014 (when the giveaway ends), and it’ll cost $2.99. Which is the cost of a large fry at McDonalds. 
This isn’t me demanding you buy my book. I put a year of work into it, including an entire rewrite, and I would be so happy if you did buy it. But you don’t have to. Mostly, this is me wanting to say that we pay for the things we value, and there are so many Sherlock fic writers out there that deserve to be paid for what they do. 
Other fandoms don’t have this opportunity. (Sorry Supernatural and Dr. Who, I love you anyway.) We are seriously lucky. And if there’s one thing I know about the Sherlock fandom, it’s that we can do anything.
Anyway. It’s pretty nerve-wracking to finally post this, but here’s the blurb for Locked:
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Seventeen-year-old Irene Adler hasn’t cared much for living since her sister died. Until Sherlock Holmes moves in next door.Sherlock is a conceited, sharp-cheekboned nightmare—and Irene’s first real friend in ages. Within a day, he’s partnered with her to solve their school’s mysteries. Within a week, he’s saved her life in more ways than one. Within a month, the whole school thinks he’s a murderer.When Sherlock is found alone with a dead girl, he and Irene must crack the case under a hailstorm of hate—before the killer comes after the genius who gave Irene her life back. 

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I don’t want to clutter this post with the full-size cover and excerpt, since most of you guys are probably just here for the giveaway, but if you’re interested you can click here to find the page for it on my blog. 

221b-tea-party:

I’m doing a giant Sherlock giveaway to celebrate several very important things! First I’ll tell you about the giveaway and then I’ll tell you what I’m celebrating.

(sorry about the crappy quality, the pictures were taken on various surfaces around my house.)

Prizes: The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, w/ BBC Sherlock covers; Sherlock Series 1 & 2; The Sherlock Files: The Official Companion to the Hit Television Series by Guy Adams; a DVD of Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows; an “I am Sher-locked” T-shirt, size large; a dark blue Sherlock-esque scarf; Sherlock’s flag pillow; a Sherlock pendant; Sherlock earrings; a ebook of Locked; three pre-orders of Sherlock Series 3.

Rules:

  • The giveaway runs until February 10th, 2014. 
  • One winner gets all the prizes listed, plus an Amazon pre-order of Sherlock Series 3. Three additional winners will get a pre-order as well. 
  • Giveaway is worldwide. (I’m not sure if I can pre-order something on Amazon for someone in another country, but if I can’t, I’ll send you a gift card for the amount) 
  • Both reblogs and likes count. The winner does not have to be following me.
  • You can reblog as many times as you like per day. 
  • Winners must have their askboxes open. (If you don’t, I’ll try to contact you somehow, but it’s way easier if your askbox is open.)

So why am I giving away all my Sherlock stuff?

Well, partially because I’m moving and I need to get rid of stuff anyway. But MOSTLY because I have some really important news for anyone who writes Sherlock fanfic, and I want to spread it around.

You can now publish Sherlock Holmes fanfiction on Amazon (or elsewhere) without needing to get permission to use the rights. 

This is big news that came out at the same time as Series 3, so it got buried, but you can read about it here and here and here. Essentially, a judge has just decided that Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain. He can be adapted by other authors. THIS IS HUGE. 

I can’t tell you how often I’ve had my heart torn out and shredded by a Sherlock fic. (Hey thanks, Alone on the Water.) Or how many times I’ve marveled at the amount of work that must have gone into a fic. This shit is worth a few dollars. If you choose to self-publish your Sherlock fic, I will gladly buy it. (obvs you can’t use any BBC chars, like Molly, but everything else is up for grabs.) 

Some of you may know me as fanfic writer last_hurrah. I put up a Johnlock teen AU during a pretty difficult time in my life, and I’m not kidding when I say that the overwhelming response got me through it. The Sherlock fandom is such a positive place, and I’ve cried more than once at incredibly kind reviews and messages left by strangers. 

You might be wondering about one of the prizes - a ebook of Locked by Eva Morgan. Eva Morgan is me, and Locked is the Sherlock book I’m self-publishing. 

I know you can read Sherlock fanfic online for free. I would really, really rather post this online for free. But I need a way to make a living right now, and this is the only thing anyone has ever said I’m good at. 

It’ll be available to buy online on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Kobo, and Smashwords starting February 10th, 2014 (when the giveaway ends), and it’ll cost $2.99. Which is the cost of a large fry at McDonalds. 

This isn’t me demanding you buy my book. I put a year of work into it, including an entire rewrite, and I would be so happy if you did buy it. But you don’t have to. Mostly, this is me wanting to say that we pay for the things we value, and there are so many Sherlock fic writers out there that deserve to be paid for what they do. 

Other fandoms don’t have this opportunity. (Sorry Supernatural and Dr. Who, I love you anyway.) We are seriously lucky. And if there’s one thing I know about the Sherlock fandom, it’s that we can do anything.

Anyway. It’s pretty nerve-wracking to finally post this, but here’s the blurb for Locked:

|||

Seventeen-year-old Irene Adler hasn’t cared much for living since her sister died. 

Until Sherlock Holmes moves in next door.

Sherlock is a conceited, sharp-cheekboned nightmare—and Irene’s first real friend in ages. Within a day, he’s partnered with her to solve their school’s mysteries. Within a week, he’s saved her life in more ways than one. 

Within a month, the whole school thinks he’s a murderer.

When Sherlock is found alone with a dead girl, he and Irene must crack the case under a hailstorm of hate—before the killer comes after the genius who gave Irene her life back. 

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I don’t want to clutter this post with the full-size cover and excerpt, since most of you guys are probably just here for the giveaway, but if you’re interested you can click here to find the page for it on my blog. 

Lots of compliments on my new @heartofhaute dress! <3 Thanks for the sale, @mandiebee!

Lots of compliments on my new @heartofhaute dress! <3 Thanks for the sale, @mandiebee!

magweno:

PLUMPKIN PREORDER AND GIVEAWAY!

Plumpkins are also known as ambling loaf dragons and love to be pampered. They are expert at finding the warmest spot in a house and will lie there for hours soaking up the heat. Favourite food include daisies, azaleas and biscuits.

Plumpkins are a collaborative art doll made by Magweno (me!) and designed by Pencakes. (She also drew the SUPER CUTE animation at the top!) They are mixed media art dolls with resin heads, wings and feet and soft, squashy, machine-stitched cuddlesoft bodies, measuring approximately 7” from floor to wing-tip and 10” from nose to tail. They have wire armatures so they can be repositioned, and are highly collectible

PREORDER! - Reduced Price Throughout February!

Preorder a Plumpkin Any time in February and get it at a reduced, introductory price! Your preordered Plumpkin will ship on the 7th March.

You will get an embossed certificate of authenticity, a plumpkin postcard, beautiful business cards from Pencakes and I, and a sweet gift, all in a special magnetic lidded box with a plumpkins stamp!

You can choose from the colours pictured above or choose your own colour scheme! Customisation available: Body colour, Tummy colour, Mane colour, horn colour, wing markings (stripes, spots or something different) and pawpad colour.

When you’ve decided send an email to hello@magweno.com. I will guide you through the payment process and keep you up to date on the progress of your Plumpkin, as well as send you photos to check it’s coming out as you expected.

GIVEAWAY! - Win a Custom Plumpkin for Free!

You could win a custom plumpkin for FREE by entering the following giveaway competition! You can enter on either Facebook, Tumblr or both.

  1. You must be over 18 years old to enter.
  2. You must be comfortable giving me your address.
  3. You must be contactable either by a) tumblr ask box (so keep it open) or b) Facebook message
  4. Winner will be decided on the 28th February, 10:30pm GMT.
  5. I will cover global shipping costs!
  6. Winner will be picked via random number generator from the Facebook and Tumblr entries.
  7. You MUST respond within 24 hours of the message being sent or I will choose a new winner.

How to enter on Tumblr

  1. Reblog this post!
  2. (optional) Follow me!
  3. You may reblog this post as many times as you like!
  4. Likes do not count I’m afraid.

How to enter on Facebook
(Click here to go to the facebook page)

  1. "Like" the Plumpkin pre-order image
  2. (optional) Share it with your friends/family!
  3. (optional) “Like” the Magweno Art Dolls page!

GOOD LUCK!

Magweno on DA | Magweno.com | Magweno Shop

mulan-tinkerbell:

mulan-tinkerbell:

Disney’s Elements trilogy

Elsa and her sister Anna from Norway star in Frozen

Their cousin Sahana from India and her cousin Soyeon from Korea co-star in Phoenix

Sahana’s half-sister Mihret from Ethiopia and her brother Samuel star in Flora

(I didn’t make any of these; photo credits: x x x)

Update:

Elsa and Anna’s cousin Irene and her sister Ivi from Estonia star in Aqua (x)

Irene and Ivi’s cousin Brisa and her brother Diego from Venezuela star in Free (x)

well, that covers all of the elements! looks like it turned out to be a saga ~

Taking a quick break from homework to check in with everyone! Hope you all are well!!!Model/MUAH: Miss MelodyPhotography: Carrie Schluckbier of Capital BoudoirVintage nightgown: Amalgamated Classic Clothing and Dry Goods

Taking a quick break from homework to check in with everyone! Hope you all are well!!!

Model/MUAH: Miss Melody
Photography: Carrie Schluckbier of Capital Boudoir
Vintage nightgown: Amalgamated Classic Clothing and Dry Goods

So honored to be a runner-up in the #vintagelifemag Miss February contest! xoxo Photo by Capital Boudoir. #Vintage nightie courtesy of @amalgamatedshop #africanamericanpinup #blackmodel #boudoir #ink #lingerie #model #modernpinup #pinup #pinupswithink #pinupmodels #portrait #Photography #retro #teampinup #tattooedwomen #tattooedpinup #tattooedmodel #tattoo #vintageclothing @pinkbowcity @pinupmodels

So honored to be a runner-up in the #vintagelifemag Miss February contest! xoxo Photo by Capital Boudoir. #Vintage nightie courtesy of @amalgamatedshop #africanamericanpinup #blackmodel #boudoir #ink #lingerie #model #modernpinup #pinup #pinupswithink #pinupmodels #portrait #Photography #retro #teampinup #tattooedwomen #tattooedpinup #tattooedmodel #tattoo #vintageclothing @pinkbowcity @pinupmodels

arthurpoo:

as many of you know, my name is Tia and one of my greatest passions in life is working for charity organizations and doing community service in order to better the world around me, and give back to a world that has given me so much and blessed me with so much fortune and joy.

while many of you…

Sweet girl and a good cause. 

acorntv:

intellectualbadarse:

I know a lot of people on Tumblr love Mr. Holmes. I wanted to know if there is a Poirot fan base here too.

North American home of streaming Agatha Christie content checking in! He’s our favorite fussbudget. 

geek-studio:

geek-studio:

Bookworm’s Dream Giveaway!

PRIZE:
- one black Kobo Mini eReader
- tons of books preloaded on it!

Books Included:

  • Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
  • Hunger Games series - Suzanne Collins
  • Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan
  • Divergent series - Veronica Roth
  • Game of Thrones series (The Songs of Ice and Fire) George R.R. Martin
  • Narnia series - C.S. Lewis
  • Maze Runner series - James Dashner
  • Mortal Instruments series - Cassandra Clare
  • Odd Thomas series - Dean Koontz
  • Torchwood book series
  • Alex Rider series - Anthony Horowitz
  • The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
  • Paper Towns - John Green
  • Looking for Alaska - John Green
  • Heat series - Richard Castle
  • Ender’s Game Saga - Orson Scott Card
  • The Chemical Gardens trilogy - Lauren DeStefano
  • Dresden Files series - Jim Butcher
  • Howl’s Moving Castle series - Diana Wynne Jones
  • Chrestomanci series - Diana Wynne Jones
  • Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
  • Graceling Realm series - Kristin Cashore
  • Summer Falls - Amelia Williams
  • The Angel’s Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery
  • Storm series - Richard Castle
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Discworld series - Terry Pratchett
  • Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
  • Neil Gaiman collection
  • The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series - Douglas Adams
  • The Hollows series - Kim Harrison
  • Sunshine - Robin McKinley
  • The Black Jewels trilogy - Anne Bishop
  • Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
  • The Mars Trilogy - Kim Stanley
  • The Sword of Truth series - Terry Goodkind
  • David Gemmel collection
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chobsky
  • Warm Bodies - Issac Marion
  • The Young Wizards series - Diane Duane
  • Stephen King Collection
  • Dangerous Women - George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  • The Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan
  • The Mistborn Trilogy - Brandon Sanderson
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snickett
  • The Cirque du Freak series - Darren Shan
  • The Demonata series - Darren Shan
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series - John Flanagan
  • Virals Series - Kathy Reichs
  • Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan
  • Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  • Reboot - Amy Tintera
  • Vampire Queen Series - Joey Hill
  • Nature of Desire Series - Joey Hill
  • Guild Hunter Series - Nalini Singh
  • Psy Changling Series - Nalini Singh
  • Valdemar Series’ - Mercedes Lackey
  • Mercedes Lackey Collection
  • His Dark Materials Series - Philip Pullman
  • Temeraire Series - Naomi Novik
  • Safehold Series - David Weber
  • Chronicles of Vladimir Todd - Heather Brewer
  • Song of the Lioness Quartet - Tamora Pierce
  • Hollow Earth - John & Carole Barrowman
  • Chaos Walking Series - Patrick Ness
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • Matched Trilogy - Ally Condie
  • Alice in Wonderland Series - Lewis Carroll
  • Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Night Angel Trilogy - Brent Weeks

BOOK REQUESTS ARE CLOSED! I’ll open it up for more later on but I think we have enough right now :D

RULES 
1. Reblog this post to enter. You can reblog as many times as you want!
2. Likes count.
3. Be following the Geek Studio.
4. Anyone can enter! I will ship internationally!
5. That’s it!

READ THE GIVEAWAY FAQ’S BEFORE ASKING A QUESTION! It saves both you and me some time ;)

A name will be picked at random by a generator to determine the winner. The winner will be posted on my blog and notified through their ask box.

End Date: CHANGED TO January 31st, 2014 at 10:00PM EST

Only a few days left!

thorinduil:

This blog passed 2000 followers, which is absolutely amazing. Thanks to each and every one of you!

So, I’ve decided to do a giveaway. Just a tiny one because I’m poor sorry but still.

RULES
  • You must be following this blog. I will check!
  • Only reblogs count, but please don’t spam. (Likes are appreciated though!)
  • No giveaway blogs! I will check!
  • If you’re the first winner you can choose from all the prizes, the second from the prizes after that and so on and so on.
  • Please have your askbox open so I can contact you if you’ve won. If I can’t contact you, I will choose another winner!
  • And if you don’t respond within a week, I’ll choose someone else too. Sorry!
PRIZES
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey DVD (theatrical version)
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey soundtrack CD
  • Thorin belt buckle necklace (x2)
  • Ring of Barahir (large size)
  • Nenya, Galadriel’s ring (large-ish size)
  • Key to Erebor necklace thingy
  • Brooch of Elrond necklace

    ==(I may add more prizes if I’m bored and feel like it)==
DETAILS
  • I will ship internationally!
  • The winners will be randomly chosen.
  • If you’re the first winner you can choose from all the prizes, the second from the prizes after that and so on and so on.
  • The giveaway ends FEBRUARY 9TH at noon, CET. 

Good luck everyone! :3

thekoontzy:


Ok so I am maybe like 2 weeks late on getting this giveaway out but…BETTER LATE THEN NEVER! Anyway, this past year you guys been so amazing and I can’t believe that this year, 2014, I gained enough followers to hit a goal I always wanted to reach. What was that? Well that was 221 of course!! Amazingly due to friends and the support of my followers I reached it right before the BBC Sherlock Season Three Finale which was a huge deal to me. It was amazing to know that I had a reached a milestone in my blog. Now to the giveaway!

So what ya’ll are rolling the dice for is a chance to win is this lovely John Watson mug and a bag of tea (of your selection) from Cara’s Adagio Sherlock collection. You will be getting a nine dollar bag and if ya don’t want any of those teas you can select any other nine dollar bag of fandom blend tea. Now there is a special bonus involved with this giveaway if you happen to be going to 221B con. The only hint I will give you is that I will deliver your giveaway in person along side some yummy other treats. GOOD LUCK MY LOVELY READERS.
Now here is how it will work:
Reblogs are the only thing that counts (no likes) and I will only count the first reblog.
You must have your message box open. If I cannot contact you then I will pick another person.
No give-away blogs! This is unfair to your other fellow tumblr folk. I will try to check before giving out these so please just be honest dearies. &lt;3
You don’t have to follow me to win!
You don’t have to live in the states to win!
This ends on March 11th

thekoontzy:

Ok so I am maybe like 2 weeks late on getting this giveaway out but…BETTER LATE THEN NEVER! Anyway, this past year you guys been so amazing and I can’t believe that this year, 2014, I gained enough followers to hit a goal I always wanted to reach. What was that? Well that was 221 of course!! Amazingly due to friends and the support of my followers I reached it right before the BBC Sherlock Season Three Finale which was a huge deal to me. It was amazing to know that I had a reached a milestone in my blog. Now to the giveaway!

So what ya’ll are rolling the dice for is a chance to win is this lovely John Watson mug and a bag of tea (of your selection) from Cara’s Adagio Sherlock collection. You will be getting a nine dollar bag and if ya don’t want any of those teas you can select any other nine dollar bag of fandom blend tea. Now there is a special bonus involved with this giveaway if you happen to be going to 221B con. The only hint I will give you is that I will deliver your giveaway in person along side some yummy other treats. GOOD LUCK MY LOVELY READERS.

Now here is how it will work:

  1. Reblogs are the only thing that counts (no likes) and I will only count the first reblog.
  2. You must have your message box open. If I cannot contact you then I will pick another person.
  3. No give-away blogs! This is unfair to your other fellow tumblr folk. I will try to check before giving out these so please just be honest dearies. <3
  4. You don’t have to follow me to win!
  5. You don’t have to live in the states to win!
  6. This ends on March 11th

superwholockmadness:

On the occasion of my 1 year anniversary here on tumblr I present you my first ever giveaway! A big thank you to all of my followers :)

Prizes:

1. Tardis-blue Circular Gallifreyan Glass Pendant Necklace
2. River Song’s Diary (blank pages)
3. Dean Winchester’s Necklace
4. Castiel Pillow
5. Sherlock inspired Journal (blank pages)
6. SHERLOCK T-Shirt

7. Tardis-blue Sherlock themed shoes
     *only if the giveaway gets over 2000 notes because they are quite  expensive*

Rules:
★ This is for my followers only, so you must be following me.
★ Reblogs only, likes don’t count
★ You can reblog as often as you want
★ I will ship anywhere!  (To London, Gallifrey and even hell)
★ The winner will be chosen with a random number generator
★ Make sure your ask box is open

★ The shirt and shoes are customizable, so i can get them in your size
★ If you don’t reply within 48 hours, I’ll chose another winner
Again the shoes are only for if the giveaway gets more than 2000 notes

End: 30th of March 2014

GOOD LUCK!!