Yo, guys, PSA. According to another post floating around, the “secret menu” isn’t an actual thing, and asking for something from it will really confuse employees who will have no idea what you’re talking about. If you want to order this, just order something with the ingredients listed in that article! You’ll get what you want to drink, and the people working behind the counter won’t have to scramble to try and figure out what you want them to serve you!
Just as a heads up, as someone who used to work at Starbucks, the secret menu is 110% not a thing and the barista’s will absolutely fucking hate you if you come in asking for something without knowing what’s in it. Also, they won’t make it. I, and many others, straight up say no when people come in and do that. “Can I get a S’more Frappuccino?” “Do you know what’s in it?” “No, but it’s on the Secret Menu and it’s your job to know” “Secret Menu isn’t a real thing, if you don’t know what it has in it, I’m not making it.” “Blah blah just say yes blah blah.” “Nope, not sorry, next please.”
OR, come in with the ingredients! And they’ll be totally down. Instead of “Can I get a S’more Frappuccino?” try, “Can I get a one pump toffee nut, one pump cinnamon dolce, double chocolatey chip frappuccino with whip?” BAM easy, yes you can.
This has been a public service announcement.
“The book itself is a curious artifact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable. If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell you again when you’re fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you’re reading a whole new book”— Ursula K. Le Guin (via coffeebased)
I would totally do that for a date lol
If someone did this for me for a date I would bang them on the spot under that masterpiece.
ideas for the future
i bolded the important part for emphasis
DO NOT HAVE SEX IN ONE OF THESE
THEY WILL FALL DOWN
BEST DATE EVER
That time I did have this made for me on a date and successfully fornicated with no problems »»»
#I want to point out one small thing from this scene #did anyone else notice #that john looked at irene for like #two seconds #and instead of stammering over his words #asking how #or even why #what the hell is going on? #john just closes his mouth #and the first thing he says is an order #tell him you’re alive #because john knows how sherlock is #how sherlock thinks #and while sherlock may not be in love #john knows he was heartbroken #so when he said this to irene #my heart skipped a beat #because it’s exactly what people say #a study in pink is the story of how sherlock fell in love with john #and a scandal in belgravia is the story of john falling in love with sherlock #and the rest of this scene only proves it #we’re not a couple #yes you are
What I thought was interesting about this isn’t so much that John has his fingers on the pulse of Sherlock’s inner workings, because actually it demonstrates the opposite. He has no idea what Sherlock’s feeling right now, and it’s completely unclear throughout what Sherlock is actually feeling. I think that’s the point.
What’s sweet, though, is that John doesn’t say “what the–” or “OMG” or anything else when he first sees Irene alive. He goes straight to “Sherlock is hurting, we need to fix this now, because I can’t stand to see him suffer.” Because that’s honestly the only thing on his mind, and it rules over even shock.
John is obsessively worried about Sherlock’s heart throughout this episode, though he doesn’t actually know anything about Sherlock’s feelings on this. And admits as much. Like he’s been playing an elaborate guessing game about this for ages, and it could go either way. He asks Mrs Hudson about Sherlock’s romantic history with some urgency, and gets no answers. We don’t see any scenes of him asking Sherlock directly whether he’s had any love affairs in the past, which I think is interesting. These scenes makes it feel like he might never have asked. So John just has quiet obsession with Sherlock’s emotional (and, apparently, sexual) life, which, if Sherlock didn’t already know, he knows now (since he followed John and heard this conversation).
Which suggests Sherlock’s a bit obsessed with John as well, because, well. He tails him.
This episode shows off this giant wedge of questions between John and Sherlock that they never address with each other, and all of them are intimate.
That’s partly why I loved Hounds so much. We went from a sort of gap between them in the form of these questions and unknowns to a very intimate story where they share a room (and seem perfectly willing to share a bed), John stops correcting people’s assumptions about their relationship, they have a “domestic” over Sherlock suggesting he and John aren’t as close as John thinks they are, and we have all the longing looks from Sherlock at John. Because those questions were actual questions in Scandal and appear to be answered in Hounds.
At the end of this scene in Scandal, Irene doesn’t think either of them should go after Sherlock, which is also kind of interesting. Because two things came out of it: Irene isn’t dead, but managed to fool Sherlock into thinking that she was (which he would have deduced instantly, obviously, the moment John started talking to her, maybe even before that), and that John is completely obsessed with the workings of Sherlock’s heart, and will do anything to heal it for him, including launch a (wo)manhunt or pairing Sherlock off with Irene, if that’s what he wants. Irene actively suggests not only that John is in love with Sherlock, but also that Sherlock is in love with John. (That is the flip side of the “couple” comment, really, isn’t it. If it’s a one-way thing, couple would be the wrong word.) And Irene didn’t think either of them should go after Sherlock afterwards.
Why shouldn’t John go after him? The suggestion is that they both revealed more than they meant to to Sherlock, their secret audience. We know what Irene revealed. John only revealed that he has been obsessively tracking Sherlock’s actions and reactions, trying to see if he’s in love, without ever actually asking about it. I think everyone’s said it, and I concur: this is the scene where John’s love for Sherlock is most obvious. So Irene reveals her deception, and John reveals his.