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Aug. 15th, 2025

gizzyicon

Fic Masterlist



Okay, so apparently the fic-writing retirement wasn't as official as I thought, so this list keeps growing. *g*Collapse )
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Feb. 2nd, 2017

drinkdeduce

Two Hilarious Sherlock Vids



For someone who said she was done with Sherlock, I sure seem to be posting about it a lot lately. *g* [personal profile] teyla rec'd two seriously funny Sherlock vids on her blog that I just had to share as well:







If you're still trying to come to terms with the horrific travesty that was the fourth series, these vids might cheer you up. If nothing else, they should give you a laugh.

Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/156727.html

Jan. 22nd, 2017

freak

Fic: The Final Resolution



Title: The Final Resolution
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters: Sherlock, John, Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade, Mycroft, Molly, Mary (sort of), Moriarty (sort of)
Category: Parody, Humour, Slash (mild Mystrade)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,280
Summary: When Sherlock notices that his world is starting to unravel, he questions the very fabric of reality.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Final Problem,” not to mention “His Last Vow,” “The Six Thatchers” and “The Lying Detective”. Some more general spoilers for the series as a whole.
Notes: It seems strange to write a 3,000 + word fic revolving around “The Final Problem” when I refused to waste even a minute writing an episode review. However, the parody!muse just wouldn’t leave me alone, so I had to write this. I guess it was my way of coming to terms with “The Final Problem”. Parts of this ended up being more serious than I intended, but I think these moments contribute to the overall theme of the story – as pretentious as that may sound. If you enjoyed “The Final Problem” (and the fourth series in general), you probably shouldn’t read this fic. *g*

I wrote this in two days and didn’t have a beta. Apologies if it shows.

I've now changed the title of this story slightly because a reader pointed out that the phrase "the final solution" has terrible historical associations with it. I should have been more sensitive when I was considering this story's title and I apologize for any unintentional offence that I might have caused.

Disclaimer: With great power comes great responsibility. Thankfully, I have neither. Sherlock and its characters are owned by other people, though I feel fortunate to have been allowed to play in this wonderful sandbox.


This story can also be found here on AO3


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Jan. 15th, 2017

lousytshirt

I Hope "The Final Problem" Was the Final Episode



I already wasted 90 minutes of my life watching "The Final Problem," so I'd rather not waste any more time writing a review of this episode. I suspected it wouldn't be great, but I wasn't in any way prepared for the pile of melodramatic bullshit that was "The Final Problem". It looks like this was the final episode of Sherlock, and I really hope that's true because I'm done. I'm so seriously, seriously done with Sherlock.

Jan. 10th, 2017

boathouseinsp

Better Late Than Never...?



This post is lonnnng overdue, but I finally took some pictures of the interior of my new place. I know alysscarlet, in particular, was curious to see what it looks like, so I'm sorry for the delay. In my defence, I was still unpacking boxes in December. *g* My apartment is pretty much set up the way I want it now. Okay, there's still a lot of white space, but I will eventually get more items framed and hung on the walls. Anywaaaaaaaaay, less babbling, more pics! Welcome to my very humble abode!Collapse )

Jan. 8th, 2017

umbrella

Umm...



I'm still trying to figure out whether I actually liked "The Lying Detective". I'm finding myself starting to side with the viewers who feel that the plots from Sherlock have become too convoluted, over-dramatic and self-congratulatory. Well, that last adjective seems a bit harsh, but I think "convoluted" and "over-dramatic" are definitely accurate. I wanted to like "The Lying Detective". I really did. Of course, I really wanted to like "The Abominable Bride" too, and I think most of you know how that turned out. Maybe I should have seen it last week with "The Six Thatchers," but the creators of Sherlock seem to have forgotten the purpose of their own show or what Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be about. They think that if they throw in enough clever deductions, madly cackling villains and spectacular standoffs, it will still be Sherlock Holmes, but I think they're seriously close to jumping the shark. I'm sure there are several viewers who feel that Sherlock jumped the shark already. A long time ago. Saying all that, there are things that I like about the episode. Beware of spoilers.Collapse )

Jan. 1st, 2017

friendship

Well, *That* Certainly Made Up for "The Abominable Bride"!



In case it isn't obvious, I just finished watching "The Six Thatchers". I have to admit that I didn't go into it with high expectations, which might be why I was so blown away by the episode. I think I'd forgotten how good Sherlock can be without incredibly sexist, patronizing scenes involving KKK suffragettes. Yes, I know it's been a year, but I'm not good at letting things go. At all. Saying that, I think I might be one step closer to forgiving Moffat and Gatiss after tonight.

Massive spoilers for The Six Thatchers. Seriously. Don't read this if you don't want to be spoiled.Collapse )

Dec. 23rd, 2016

gizzyicon

Early Christmas Gifts! :-D



raven714 was generous enough to give me a truly fantastic Christmas present! She created gorgeous cover art for Silent Knight and Muninn. Check out the beautiful artwork below:










Thanks again, raven714! :-D



Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/155263.html

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Dec. 22nd, 2016

didrag

Happy Holidays!



I'll be heading to my parents' place tomorrow morning, so I thought I'd better wish everyone a Happy Holidays now.





And here's something else to provide some additional festive cheer:





Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/155008.html

Dec. 17th, 2016

forestgod

More RoS Audio Adventures Could Be On the Way...



News! News from Nottingham! ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Spiteful Puppet is hoping to release a new series of four 60-minute adventures that will include the original cast (even Michael Praed as Loxley). In order for this campaign to get off the ground, there needs to be 2000 initial orders. Here's the Spiteful Puppet media release if you'd like to learn more. The pre-order price is a tad bit pricey at £40.00, though it's not completely unreasonable when compared to some of the box sets at Big Finish. Unfortunately, I can't justify spending that kind of money right now, but I'm hoping Spiteful Puppet can make their pre-order target without me and that I'll be able to order a box set or downloads later on.

If you're interested in pre-ordering the box set, you can do so here. Apparently, there have been some glitches with the website, but Spiteful Puppet is working on the problem. There isn't a campaign page yet (as with the KOTA project), but I'll post the URL if one is created.

Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/154792.html

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Nov. 30th, 2016

leafdriven

Knights of the Apocalypse Novel Available Again for a Brief Time



Apparently, new orders can be made for The Knights of the Apocalypse novel until December 3rd. However, as the proceeds for the novel will benefit The Sherwood Forest Trust and The British Red Cross, a certain number of copies need to be sold to make the endeavour worthwhile. If you put in an order and the print run doesn't go through, your money will be refunded.

To learn more (and possibly place an order), click on this link.



Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/154113.html

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Nov. 12th, 2016

partners

Closing Channel D



I only learned about this a short time ago, so I'm still trying to process the news. Robert Vaughn passed away yesterday at the age of 83 of acute leukemia. I know we've lost a lot of wonderful people this year, but this one is hitting me particularly hard -- maybe because I've been a Man From U.N.C.L.E. fan for so many years. Of course, Vaughn is more than just The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but I'll always remember him most fondly as Napoleon Solo.

funkyinfishnet put it much more fully and eloquently in this beautiful tribute.






Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/154079.html

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Oct. 19th, 2016

canadarm

Trip to Uxbridge



On Saturday, my dad, siblings and I went to Uxbridge to take a train trip on the York-Durham Heritage Railway. This special railway travels along part of the same route (from Uxbridge to Stouffville) that once made up the Toronto and Nipissing (T&N) Railway. The Toronto and Nipissing Railway was built in the late 1860s so that its owner, William Gooderham, a well-known distiller from Toronto, could transport grain to his distillery, lumber for export, and cordwood for resale. Service between Toronto and Uxbridge began in 1871, though the railway never extended to its intended target of Lake Nipissing (North Bay).

We all had a particular interest in this railway because my dad's grandparents settled in Uxbridge after emigrating from Britain. In fact, my dad used to have numerous relatives in Uxbridge. I'll mention two of these relatives later on in this entry. Yes, it's another post with pictures, but this time there's trains!Collapse )

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Oct. 12th, 2016

wearit

Some Thanksgiving Pics



I finally managed to dig up my digital camera and got a bit carried away this past Thanksgiving weekend... Clickety-click for the pickety-pics!Collapse )
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Sep. 25th, 2016

simmply

Chihuly at the ROM



On Friday, my mom and I went to an excellent Chihuly exhibit at the ROM. Chihuly is the brainchild of artist Dale Chihuly, who began experimenting with glass as an art form several years ago. Chihuly can be anything from intricate small scale pieces to major installations in public spaces. And words really don't do this artwork justice... I'm not kidding. This artwork is going to seriously impress you.Collapse )
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Sep. 23rd, 2016

decon

Fic: The Cardboard Maneuver



Happy Birthday, jackycomelately!Collapse )

Sep. 6th, 2016

freak

Bloody Awesome Sherlock Parody



I think this parody speaks for itself:




Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/152298.html

Sep. 3rd, 2016

lookgood

RoS Transylvanian Werewolf Vid



raven714 has created a FANTASTIC vid combining werewolf mythology with Robin of Sherwood -- specifically "The Time of the Wolf":





The song used in the vid is in Czech, but raven714 has kindly provided a translation in her LJ post



Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/152042.html
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Aug. 29th, 2016

shootfirst

EX Weekend 2016



I had my first guest come to stay at my new place on Friday. EX Weekend had rolled around again, so my mom and I made our annual pilgrimage to the CNE. It took a lot of work to whip this apartment into half-decent shape, but my mom seemed very happy with how the place looked. Anywaaaaaay, it was a fun weekend and a very welcome break for both of us. Click for pics!Collapse )

Aug. 5th, 2016

boathouseinsp

The Move -- Quick Update



I've been meaning to post an update for the last three or four days, but I've got WICKED PMS at the moment and can't even seem to cope with writing a blog entry. *g* The move was completely exhausting and I swore to my poor family that I would hire professional movers next time. I never want to put anyone through that again. I also promised that I would never try to move my futon frame again. It will be dismantled (possibly by a chainsaw) and made into firewood before my next move. I will be treating my slaves family to a very nice dinner at some point in the near future. Anywaaaaaaay, enough moaning. The move was successful and I'm slowly unpacking things and settling in. My mom helped me unpack most of the essentials (e.g. kitchen and bathroom items) on Monday and Tuesday, so at least I wasn't in too bad a shape when I started back to work on Wednesday. PMS aside, I think I'm adjusting fairly well and will love my new place in time. It's certainly an improvement over the last one.

I've had one friend request photos, so I'll take some pictures when I manage to find my camera (though I could use my tablet) and the place is a bit more presentable. The interior is actually surprisingly spacious (for a basement bachelor apartment) and will probably seem even more so when I get rid of all the boxes. *g*

Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/151293.html

Jul. 23rd, 2016

marmieinky

Happy Birthday, crimsoncorundum! :-D



Wishing [personal profile] crimsoncorundum a very Happy Birthday! :-D




Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/150979.html

Jul. 21st, 2016

stalky&co

Happy Birthday, grondfic! :-D





Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/150674.html

Jul. 4th, 2016

wearit

Happy Birthday, funkyinfishnet! :-D



This in no way compares to the wonderful Mallory fic that she wrote for my own birthday present, but I hope funkyinfishnet will still get a kick out of this very humble card:





I hope you have an absolutely FANTASTIC birthday, funkyinfishnet! Very BEST wishes and many happy returns!


Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/150450.html

Jul. 3rd, 2016

lookgood

Fic: Muninn (2/2)



Title: Muninn (2/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Marion of Leaford
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,630
Summary: Gisburne runs into some interesting obstacles when he tries to arrest Marion at Halstead Priory.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Time of the Wolf” and “The Cross of St. Ciricus”.
Notes: This story is a birthday present for raven714, which is fitting because I was originally inspired by this piece of fanart that raven714 created:



It only took, like, two months, but I finally finished writing raven714’s birthday fic. As so often happens, this story ended up being longer and more complicated than I expected – probably because I was working with such a wonderfully evocative image. However, I had a lot of fun and found the whole process very satisfying.

This takes place a couple of weeks after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.

The stunning cover art was created by raven714.


The whole story can now be found here on AO3


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Jun. 12th, 2016

lookgood

Fic: Muninn (1.5/2)



Title: Muninn (1.5/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Marion of Leaford
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 998
Summary: Gisburne runs into some interesting obstacles when he tries to arrest Marion at Halstead Priory.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Time of the Wolf” and “The Cross of St. Ciricus”.
Notes: This story is a birthday present for raven714, which is fitting because I was originally inspired by this piece of fanart that raven714 created:



I thought I’d better cheat a little and post Part 1.5 as I’ve made poor raven714 (and my other kind readers) wait at least a month and a half without some kind of cliffhanger resolution. I honestly hadn’t meant for it to take this long, but the end of April until about mid-May is a busy time for me on the social calendar because of different family occasions, etc. I also found myself looking at an apartment at the end of May and then dealing with the paperwork that a rental application entails – not to mention giving my notice and scrambling to clean my place before my super came to inspect it. Anywaaaaaaaay, I’m going to try to post the conclusion to this story before I move at the end of July. I have written beyond what has been posted, but I don’t want to rush the ending. I’m really hoping to get it right. Of course, what I’ve written won’t be right after The Knights of the Apocalypse is released, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. *g*

This takes place a couple of weeks after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.

The stunning cover art was created by raven714.


The whole story can now be found here on AO3


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