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1. 53.0066°N 7.1920°E. Bourtange is a village with a population of 430 in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. The star fort was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Bourtange was restored to its mid-18th-century state in 1960 and is currently used as an open-air museum.
2. 40°46’56”N; 73°57’55”W. Central Park in New York City spans 843 acres. That’s 6% of the island of Manhattan.
3. 41°23′27″N 2°09′47″E. Barcelona, Spain.
4. 5°26′15″N 12°20′9″E. Venice, Italy
5. 31.079844, -97.80145. In 2013, there were 923,400 home construction projects in the United States. Killeen, Texas.
6. 36.211001, -115.266914. The Desert Shores Community in Las Vegas, Nevada contains 3,351 units and four man-made lakes. Las Vegas, Nevada
7. 25°50′17″N 50°36′18″E. Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015. Bahrain.
8. 5°40′S 52°44′W. Clearcutting operations in the Amazon Rainforest of Para, Brazil branch out from one of the state’s central roads. Pará, Brazil.
9. 32.170890°N 110.855184°W. Tucson, Arizona.
10. 36.78234°N 2.74315°W. Plasticulture refers to the practice of using plastic materials in agricultural applications. This is visible in the plains and valleys of Almeria, Spain where nearly 20,000 hectares are covered by these greenhouse structures. Almeria, Spain
Anonymous said: I really like your Sonnet Series and I just wanted to let you know that I would be turning it into a book. Theres no profit made and it will be only for my own reading. I always go back reading it and it gets tiring to go on my computer cuz I have sensitive eyes. I thought turning it into a book would be a good solution. I'm not an expert on book making but saw enough tutorials on how to make it. As a big anon fan I hope to have your blessing and I hope you continue doing what you do best
First, thank you so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed the series. You are more than welcome to turn the series into a book for your own use. Unfortunately, I cannot grant you permission to:
So provided you’re just printing and binding for your own use, go for it. The only trouble you’re going to have is if you use an online service, because then we wade into tricky copyright areas that I’d rather not deal with. I am, however, very touched to learn you enjoyed the work enough to have a physical copy. Thank you!
starrla89 said: Hi! I just wanted to let you know that as I've been making my way through the Granada Holmes series, I read your entry for each story first in "Decoding the Subtext," and then for the show itself, and doing so has really enhanced my enjoyment of each episode. Thanks so much! And I hope you're doing well. :)
You’re quite welcome and hello! Sorry, I’ve been pretty uncommunicative lately. It’s a busy time of year full of engagements and projects and also it’s nice outside so I cannot bring myself to spend time in the house. I will undoubtedly reappear with a new obsession come September (as is my way). But in the meantime I’m glad my Holmes stuff has proven useful, but mostly I’m glad you’re watching Granada!!!! Isn’t Brett wonderful?
Why yes, yes I am.
Earlier I was watching a Smithsonian documentary about the transporting of the space shuttle Discovery to its final resting place at the Smithsonian Institute.
You know, just casually watching it being flown on the back of this 747. And then…TEARS. BIG TEARS. Like ugly crying.
The space shuttle Discovery was in service for 27 years, from 1984 to 2011. It flew 39 missions, covering 149 million miles. Cumulatively, it spent over a year in space. It was the oldest shuttle still existing - the two that preceded it, Columbia and Challenger, were both lost in in-flight disasters. Discovery flew all the “return to flight” missions following downtime after each of those disasters.
Discovery bore the Hubble into the heavens. It helped construct the International Space Station. It carried John Glenn back into space. And through all that time, it brought all its crews home safely. When the Smithsonian decided to add a shuttle to their collection, they knew they wanted Discovery.
Space shuttles can’t actually fly. They aren’t aircraft, they’re spacecraft. They don’t have any functional sub-orbital propulsion systems. They are launched into orbit via rocket, and return to Earth as a glider. So to get it to its final home, this 747 was custom-made to carry it to Washington, D.C.
I saw it being carried through the sky, and all I could think was it’s okay, Discovery. You did so well. And you’re going to keep doing well. You’ll be somewhere special where you’ll be taken good care of. Kids will come visit you and stare in amazement at you…and maybe one of them will design or fly our next venture into space. You did so much. You flew so far and so long. So just relax for this last trip and let us do the work for once. We got you.
And now I’m weepy again. I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THE SPACE PROGRAM OKAY.
I really hope the person who posted this has either gone or is going to Kennedy to see Atlantis, because this post made me cry almost as much as seeing her did.
god i am so SLOW. irene said she dressed like a boy because of the freedom it afforded her. then she used that costume to go out alone, at night, into the city to see her brand new husband. and we never ‘see’ the photograph the king is so frantic about. SO SLOW.
Hah, yes. I drew a variation on this theme myself a while back (reblogged here.) The story simply says that Adler was in “evening dress” without specifying the variety. People have often re-phrased this as an evening dress, assuming feminine attire, but the original text wasn’t specific.
I find the dual stories of Adler and Holmes in SCAN very interesting. From Holmes’s perspective, the case is initially a convenient catalyst for the revival of his connection with Watson, but Adler takes on a deeper importance in his mind. She is an unconventional as Holmes himself, and perhaps braver. I feel that Adler was a lesson to him far beyond his underestimation of women.
SCAN is a story with much potential for discussing queerness and the risks and rewards of being different. It’s disappointing that in nearly all adaptions* it’s displaced by or simplified into a romantic attraction between Holmes and Adler. Of course that can be done — it can even be done with a queer sensibility — but there are so many other rewarding ways of exploring that connection. I stick hard to the point that Sherlock Holmes was an insignificant player in Irene Adler’s life, but she struck him deeply in a way that had little to do with romantic attraction.
* I haven’t drawn up a list, but with the exception of Granada, nearly all of the film, television, and comic depictions of Adler I’ve seen have involved attraction to or an affair with Sherlock Holmes. Many also turn Adler into a professional criminal for some reason, perhaps again to re-associate her life with Holmes.
well now I feel slow too.
Oh god, all my problems with adaptation!Irene in text, in one location. This just makes me gleeful.