Baby Jude Law in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Ebooks have annotation features. I should probably not be allowed to have ebooks.
I’m finally starting to dig into the Sherlock Holmes canon. I’d already finished Study in Scarlet.
I just finished Sign of the Four. My favorite part is when Sherlock Holmes gives the speech that “while the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty,” because this was used in CBS Sherlock’s speech to Sebastian Moran. I may have flailed a little when I read the passage. I’m sure it’ll only continue to be more awesome the more I read and am able to pick up on the ways in which they reference the canon.
I can’t quite express it in words, but this made me feel more strongly about the show. I think it’s silly to say the series isn’t ‘true to canon,’ although if you think about it, it’s sort of inherently BS when discussing a MODERN Sherlock Holmes. You can have lots of nods to canon, sure, but a lot has to change to fit a completely different time period. I think that the show writers are putting a great deal more thought into this than a lot of
haters people seem to think. Why else have that speech in there?
There are a couple lines I know off the top of my head that derive from canon and that’s mainly cuz people won’t shut up about that one line. If the show writers didn’t care about the source material, they wouldn’t bother to research these things. Not everyone’s read the books, and tbh most of the time I tend to find out about easter eggs through the Elementary Writers’ twitter or some such, as opposed to instantly being like, “oh that was a reference just now to this case in this book on page 94. cool!” I can say with confidence there’s plenty of ‘casual fans’ who tune in every week without having read a page and won’t be like ‘SHERLOCK WOULDN’T SAY THAT’ or what have you. Either way, he’s cool, and that’s what matters.
The writers could totally BS speeches if they really wanted, just to be cool, and I’m sure plenty of people would be none the wiser, but there’s one right there from the canon. I’m sure there’s more that I haven’t picked up on, too. The writers are doing things in their own way, drawing on the canon in their own way. No adaptation does it exactly the same. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
I could watch him be sarcastic all day long…
Watson’s “ahahaha…NO” smile
Bless your face.
This is so cute!
Sherlock himself would appreciate this one!
Now Dr. Wattson really is the conductor of light.
Watson support group!
WastonBBC: I shoulda stayed with the bloke y’know.
Watson2009: How long did it take before he came back?
WatsonGranada: Boys…he’ll turn up soon, a little patience…
I need every fangirl on the Internet to look at what I bought today in ikebukuro, tokyo, Japan. A yaoi doujinshi of Robert Downey jr Sherlock Holmes with Jude law Watson. The pastel/shiny/silver sparkle star tears cover was worth the ¥3150 I paid for it alone. I am so happy this exists. Thrilled. The title is “Mr. Right”. You’re welcome, the rest of the Internet.
wow that cover is gorgeous
still not advanced enough in my studies to be able to fully understand what the text says though
It’s time to play one of my favorite Holmes/Moriarty games - ‘Lovers or Rivals’! It’s where you try to determine if they’re secret boyfriends or passionate adversaries.
The Final Problem
I don’t know why there’s this animosity between the original Sherlock fans, the movie fans, the BBC sherlock fans and the Elementary fans.
It doesn’t matter.
Either way Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will hate you
We’re all arguing over who can make him hate us the most.
someone draw a comic of an angry Conan Doyle watching from heaven or wherever and being like “those assholes.”