Sometimes I think about how many little things we probably do every day that would totally mess up the reasoning of a Sherlock-Holmes-style detective.
Like the other day we went to the cinema and I was wearing a shirt with no pockets so I put the ticket in my trouser pocket. The next day I was wearing the same trousers and I put my hand in my pocket and found the ticket there.
Now, I have a certain selection of things I always have in my trouser pockets and I don’t really like having anything else in there because it confuses my hands when I want to get something, so I took the ticket out. And I wasn’t near a rubbish bin, but I was wearing a shirt with a breast pocket. So I put the ticket in the shirt pocket.
And I thought: if I get interestingly murdered, the Sherlock-Holmes-style detective is going to deduce that I’m wearing the same shirt that I wore yesterday. Because it’s got a cinema ticket in the pocket with yesterday’s date on, and why on earth would anyone put a cinema ticket in the pocket of a shirt unless they were wearing the shirt when they went to the cinema?
Which is a bit of reasoning we would all find totally convincing if it came from a Sherlock-Holmes-style detective. But it would be wrong. Because actually there are so many other explanations for things once you take account of the fact that people are often slightly eccentric in completely trivial and unguessable ways.
“Samuel Vimes dreamed about Clues. He had a jaundiced view of Clues. He instinctively distrusted them. They got in the way. And he distrusted the kind of person who’d take one look at another man and say in a lordly voice to his companion, “Ah, my dear sir, I can tell you nothing except that he is a left-handed stonemason who has spent some years in the merchant navy and has recently fallen on hard times,” and then unroll a lot of supercilious commentary about calluses and stance and the state of a man’s boots, when exactly the same comments could apply to a man who was wearing his old clothes because he’d been doing a spot of home bricklaying for a new barbecue pit, and had been tattooed once when he was drunk and seventeen* and in fact got seasick on a wet pavement. What arrogance! What an insult to the rich and chaotic variety of the human experience!”
—Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay
Gee thanks, Blingtron.
That was JUST what Jarexx wanted for his birthday
ok, character birthday spam over >_>
someday I will draw Jarexx myself, but so far I haven’t been able to manage it :(
Better pic of Jare… because reasons.
He was using Voice of the Quilen for a while (which looks great with his transmog and has a really cool firing animation) but it lacked the triple bayonets of The Boomstick. And those blades come in very handy when you have a
friendguy you hang out with who has NO sense of personal space. Or pants.
Jarexx picked up some new scars about halfway through Siege, so…
story thing by me and Henry
No one escapes Nanny Taius.
lol! That’s what you get for getting blood all over his mirror, Jare.
And Sunstone just looks amused by the whole thing XD
- Plays: 41,213
- Artist: Santino Fontana
- Album: Transport Group Gala
- Track Name: I Feel Pretty
Santino Fontana on auditioning for Frozen:
"So basically, all that they told me about the character was he’s super confident, perhaps overly confident, he needs to be able to sing with a "Broadway sound" and he’s really good with women, but he may have a dark side. I came into the sound studio and I was very nervous and I sang this."
A RECORDING EXISTS
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, THIS IS WHAT HE AUDITIONED FOR HANS WITH
Lord Jesus what have I done
I THINK YOU FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HOW HANS THIS SONG IS
HE’S NOT SINGING “I feel pretty,” HE’S SINGING “I am pretty.”
AND THIS IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION
NO WONDER HE GOT THE PART
hancest is canon
I’M LITERALLY CRYING I HAVE JOKED ABOUT HANS WORSHIPPING HIMSELF BUT ITS REAL