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Thanks to new prompters Rosieknight and Polydad, you get a second freebie today. This poem was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] technoshaman and is a crossover between Schrodinger's Heroes and BBC Sherlock.


"Kitchen Courtesies"


It's funny how fast
John and Sherlock settle in
to life in the Teflon Tesseract.

John cringes the first time
Pat finds eyeballs in the refrigerator,
but instead of screaming,
Pat calmly collars Sherlock and says,
"Experiments go in the lab fridge,
not in the kitchen fridge.
Also, remember that you live
with other scientists now
and you need to label your things
so you don't contaminate each other's data."

Or anyone's diet, John adds silently,
but he is impressed that there are no hysterics.

The second time, it's Bailey,
and it's Sherlock using the good cleaver
to cut chunks of some kind of hose.
Bailey drags him to the workshop and says,
"Only cut food in the kitchen or the cooks complain.
Out here you can cut anything the tools will cut.
Bonus points if you can figure out how
to cut through anything from the 'uncuttable' collection."

Sherlock has yet to succeed at the latter,
but John has confidence in his gigantic brain.

The first time John trips over thin air
and nearly bashes his face
against the kitchen counter,
Sherlock throws a tantrum.

The second time,
Sherlock rolls his silver eyes
at the abashed tentacle monster
and says, "Tim. Please.
You are an intergalactic quantum physicist.
Do try to remember to shut the drawers
on the hyperspace pantry."

It's all very domestic in a mad-hatter sort of way,
and John thinks that, yes, he could get used to this.

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Date: 2013-03-06 05:23 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
*much laughter* and YES! *punch air* Sherlock gets used to Tim!

It's been five minutes and I'm *still* giggling.

Wait. How DID Sherlock get to know Tim that well? (Yes, I'm fishing for more poetry :)

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Date: 2013-03-06 06:43 am (UTC)
red_trillium: cartoon cat that says "I love cats but can't eat a whole one" (Default)
From: [personal profile] red_trillium
Just wanna stop by to say I get a regular email from Goodreads and they've got some sort of poetry contest:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/233-poetry?utm_campaign=2013-03&utm_content=poetry&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I don't know the details but wanted to let you and Wyld_Dandelyon know.

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Date: 2013-03-06 12:17 pm (UTC)
chanter_greenie: paratroopers Talbert and Smith in Carentan, Tab looking delighted, Smith embarrassed (BoB - Carentan: Tab and Smithy ack!)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
*giggles* Finally, somebody else calls Sherlock on leaving assorted ick in the fridge! The last segment absolutely cracked me up, by the way. :D
Edited Date: 2013-03-06 12:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Yay!

Date: 2013-03-07 05:39 am (UTC)
thnidu: my familiar. "Beanie Baby" -type dragon, red with white wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
"The red fridge for poisons, the white one for lunch."

Re: Yay!

Date: 2013-03-07 05:49 am (UTC)
thnidu: a dandelion plant, the symbol of filk (filk)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
See "You Have to Understand There Are Standards", by Tel & yours truly.
Edited Date: 2013-03-07 05:50 am (UTC)

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Date: 2013-03-06 06:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chordatesrock.livejournal.com
I know neither of these fandoms but am laughing.

Yay!

Date: 2013-03-06 07:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
I'm glad it works even out of context.

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Date: 2013-03-06 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] westrider.livejournal.com
I'm only really familiar with older incarnations of Sherlock, but this pretty much works across any version of the character I know. Their practicality really is a large part of why they work so well.

Yay!

Date: 2013-03-06 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
I'm glad you liked this.

I've seen so many different versions of Sherlock, and I love most of them.

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Date: 2013-03-07 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] je-reviens.livejournal.com
This is fantastic!!

Thank you!

Date: 2013-03-07 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
I'm glad you like it.

Hyperspace pantry

Date: 2014-04-07 07:19 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
I waaant one!

Pleeeeaaaase?

And... can I have a hyperspace bookcase or two to go with it?

-Seriously, though, fabulous, hilarious, and vivid! Thank you.

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Date: 2014-06-06 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] labelleizzy.livejournal.com
This is adorable. :)

Thank you!

Date: 2014-06-06 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
I'm glad you liked it.

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