EnigmaticPenguin (of death)

Here be lots of Mark Gatiss-obsession, Sherlock reblogging, random appreciation of Things-What-Be-Awesome and gif-experimentation. Most of my gifs are Gatiss themed and are tagged. Old gif dump posts can be found here and here. I like to spam the place with Mark-related things, particularly on Wednesdays.

The basics about me:

Folks usually call me Nicola - what with that being my name. I'm from Bristol in the UK, am 29 years old and apparently should know better. I've been in a variety of interweb fandoms over the years but am happily parked between the Gatissian and Sherlockian circles on the Venn diagram at the moment. I have two pet hamsters and one rather moth-eaten taxidermy squirrel. I go by alocin42 in a few other places online. I'm always happy to respond to queries or random questions; drop me an ask. I'm on twitter too but it's not particularly fandom related. My Gatiss-wife is the lovely Holly aka deathbygatiss. Penguins mate for life. <3

When I've remembered to tag them fic recs can be found here and here. I'm a multi-shipper in the sense that if it involves Mycroft hooking up with anyone (or indeed anything) then I'm all for it; from Holmescest to Johncroft to Mystrade (or all three combined) - seeing Irene for some recreational scolding or bizarre situations involving cake. He's my fandom little black dress and you'll get no shipping judgement here.


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I also recommend checking out the Gatiss Wednesday tag as it's just about the most concentrated location of Gatissian goodness on the web. Wednesdays are happy days.
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To those who enjoyed/suffered through my ramblings about how British people drink tea and eat biscuits, would you be interested in similar thoughts about breakfasts? Wherein there would be an examination of why cooked breakfasts are the best meal ever invented but we don’t eat them every day, a look at John’s jam obsession, why shredless marmalade is a Satanic invention and so on.

Or how working people such as John or Molly might eat lunch? (hint - it’s unlikely to involve brown paper bags or PB&J sandwiches)

I also have a working knowledge and a whole heap of (usually unsolicited) opinions on British beer consumption and how you behave in a pub, what’s up with our pies including those that involve mashed potato rather than pastry, the difference between crisps and chips and the difference between sweets and “candy”, why Sherlock may sometimes live off Haribo Starmix or why Mycroft might enjoy a suck on a Fisherman’s Friend…

Or, if pressed ever so gently, I could probably still summon up some strong feelings and a few thousand more words on tea and biscuits.

  1. kikidiesunddas answered: i want your thoughts on everything!
  2. madame-madeleine answered: I’d be very interested in food/lunch and maybe pubs. Reading your stuff is the most fun kind of research :)
  3. spellvira answered: Shredless marmalade??? That is horrible! I hope I never have to eat it.
  4. jahloveangel answered: I would love any and all of those ideas. It’s hard to find British people to talk about the every day stuff and I like your style. :)
  5. ladylilymalfoy904034 answered: If you do, please, for the love of Mofftiss, explain pancakes!
  6. serenityharkness answered: We can have any of these?*looks cute*
  7. rorysballsjustkeepshrinking answered: I love any of your ideas. I would read them all.
  8. johanssonmel answered: Bring it. Please.
  9. turifer answered: I’d love to hear your opinion on the difference between sweets and candy. (Haribo Starmix is vile. Vile!)
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