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Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Parade's End » February 27, 2013 11:11 pm

KeepersPrice wrote:

I watched it last night. Oh dear, oh dear...what the hell did they do to poor Ben's mouth? That was so unnecessary. It distracted me terribly.

Lovely piece to look at; but unfortunately I'm not warming up to the characters or any of their privledged, conflicted issues so far. I do like Ben best - especially in that scene where he comforts the little boy back to sleep and when he gently introduced him to that gorgeous little pony. Otherwise, I'm not loving it as much as I wanted to. Well, tonight is another 2 episodes. Maybe I'll change my mind.

I'm with you on both counts. Ben sounds like someone punched him in the mouth and he is also walking like a gorilla

So far after watching first two hours I can see why it is so hard to cram 800 pages of book into five hours. But I will reserve final judgment until I have seen it all. It is a bit disconcerting to see stuffy Ben fall for Valentine a boyish imp of a waif who seems about half his age. Personally, I see no chemistry there at all. i do like the nutty Reverend Duchemin. He is hilarious

General Benedict Appreciation » Ben's hands » February 16, 2013 1:19 am

Mattlocked wrote:

Here I found (thanks tobe) some more cumberfingers from 2010... obviously nothing went wrong...

I hope no one ever flips me the Cumber Finger

Seriously though...what I love about Ben is that he is an intelligent sophisticated sexy virile man but he has this sweet impish almost boy like or feminine like gentility to him that drives me wild. I'll save any further comments for my therapist,

Character Analysis » Sherlock and drug use? » February 16, 2013 1:07 am

This is an interesting topic as well.

A few thoughts here.

I would think someone who is willing to try drugs would view cocaine (canon) or meth or any other amphetamine as a potential stimulant to the brain. I could see a susceptible Sherlock experimentng with those as opposed to hallucinogens like LSD or peyote that would take away his logical sanity.

It is hard for us who see how cerebral and vice free Sherlock is to accept that as a motivation. But I must admit I can get my arms around him taking some speed to stay awake during a time sensitive investigation far easier than i can understand his smoking. Maybe that is just me.

I do see though that perhaps Moftiss are trying to factor in the change in medical information about cocaine now as opposed to the 1890s. Maybe Jeremy Brett would be smoking cigarettes in the 21st century too

Character Analysis » Sherlock: "I don't care what people think." » February 11, 2013 2:31 am

This is a  very interesting and difficult topic and after reading all the posts it is clear to see that the participants have covered it thoroughly and intelligently as always. 

I am not sure my two cents add much to it at this point but I'll give it a whirl

My views align most clearly with Alice especially as expressed in her original post. I don't believe there is one absolute criteria that dictates Sherlock's need or desire to be liked or to accepted as right or wrong. There appear to be different motivating elements.

1.) Sherlock's most prized possession is his unshakable belief that he is the master of deduction, He can always hold on to this despite all else he may not fathom or understand about human emotion or social interaction, So it is important that in his peer group of super brains he is recognized as the leader, hence the ego battles with Irene, Moriarty and the cabbie. He must be recognized and lauded by these peers

2.) Sherlock has no idea how to cultivate or maintain personal relationships due to Aspergers. So he pretends they mean nothing to him. While it is true he is uber choosy and discriminating about who he lets into his "inner circle" it is also true that much of his relationship criteria is based on how far others are willing to go to put up with Sherlock's eccentricities and his insensitive and boorish behavior, qualities he knows he can't or does not want to work on. Clearly these people will be around him constantly and he wants and need that despite his protestations to the contrary. He not only wants their praise but on some subconscious level feels he needs to be intellectually special to keep the friendships as he has nothing else noncaustic to offer.

3.) The Sebastian thing is simply a case of Sherlock being hurt by mass rejection at the school boy level because we was an unsocial nerd. We all want revenge in cases like that. Sebastian by himself is of no worth to Sherlock. It is the mass rejection and the need to avenge t

Sherlock Games » Caption Competition Week Fourteen » February 8, 2013 11:53 am

These Hindu Facial Exercises are marvelous for tightening the sagging skin under the chin. I need to last for 15 more seasons, you know, You could do for a bit of a lift yourself, Martin. 

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Star Trek » February 7, 2013 11:46 am

My boyfriend is a huge Star Trek geek and a big Sherlock/Benedict fan as well so he is some kind of super excited about this upcoming movie. I will confess that I have never seen any of the Star Trek or Star Wars movies. This one will probably be my first and last. Should be a lot of fun. He looked great in the Super Bowl commercial

General Benedict Appreciation » Cumberspotting - most recent photos » February 7, 2013 11:35 am

Davina wrote:

Oh, by the way, Benedict had lunch with James Rhodes today.

I saw James Rhodes at the Beethoven Festival in Chicago last fall. Unfortuantely he did not bring Ben with him. It was enjoyable nonetheless. James is cute in his own right

General Benedict Appreciation » Benedict's voice » February 6, 2013 6:47 pm

Mrs.Wenceslas wrote:

isn´t it unfair that one man has so many attractive stuff in one? 

No, what's unfair is that there is only one of him to go around and so many of us

Series Three Suggestions & Ideas » The next episode » February 6, 2013 6:05 pm

Tantalus wrote:

Hey, SP! Good to hear from you.

I love the idea of Moran being a woman, and Watson falling for him, er, her, and Sherlock coming to the rescue. Maybe it will be MARY Moran, and Watson is engaged to her...

I think I've mentioned before that the "assassin" at 221 could be placed there by Sherlock, not Moriarty. I agree that his "bad" look is a little over the top.

Sherlock living in 221C would be nice, but only if Watson is still living in 221B...

Great to see you too, Tantalus The Mary Morstan Moran Merge has a nice ring to it I just hope we don't get any corny 'Sherlock-in-cheesy-disguise' moments. That might have played well in 1890's canon but vaudeville died for a reason

Introductions Please... » New Sherlock fan » February 6, 2013 6:00 pm

Welcome Alice. Great group of people here. Happy posting and enjoy!

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » The Imitation Game » February 6, 2013 11:57 am

Thank you ladies. I have missed you all. Sorry for the double thread. I wear glasses for a reason

Series Three Suggestions & Ideas » The next episode » February 6, 2013 11:54 am

I think a funeral scene might be nice as well. I am wondering how much of a time lag we can expect between his death and when we next see the characters? My guess is it will be a long enough interval that Watson, Mrs. Hudson, Mycroft will have moved to a different place in their lives. i also expect that Sherlock will come out of hiding because Watson is walking into danger, I expect it to be a nefarious love interest: the femme fatale S. Moran character. At least I can hope

The Reichenbach Fall » Why not Molly? » February 6, 2013 11:40 am

Lelli wrote:

When Moriarty threatens to kill all of Sherlocks friends: why doesn't he mention Molly?

Sherlock does like Molly as well. Of course he uses her sometimes but they are friends. After all she is on the christmas party and he actually apologizes to her.

My own guess is that Moriarty is not aware of Sherlock's feelings of friendship for Molly because up until ths point Sherlock is not consciously aware of them. Certainly Moriarty is aware of her feelings for Sherlock. I can imagine his dates with Molly contained quite a bit of her unloading to him how badly Sherlock treats her

I have speculated in other posts that I think we will see a new Molly/Sherlock relationship going forward. I expect she will no longer act as his doormat and he will show her more civility and respect.

Other » Tea » February 6, 2013 11:30 am

I do wish I knew more about the different types of teas. I drink mostly black coffee. But I do enjoy the occasonal cuo of Earl Grey. Over the holidays my boyfriend and I were staying at this marvelous old 1920's art deco styled hotel and they made this incredible Spiced Tea Waisal that we became addicted to. I would give a king's ransom fo rthe recipe 

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » The Imitation Game » February 6, 2013 1:32 am

I know I've been AWOL for a bit with family issues but I did ntt see anything on this blurb yet. I am sure it is mentioned in umpteen threads but here it is anyway

Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to play the British mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing in forthcoming biopic The Imitation Game,reports Deadline.

The Sherlock star may step into the shoes of Leonardo DiCaprio, who was frontrunner to play Turing when the film was announced in 2011. The project has the ring of Oscar bait: it is based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, which was bought by Warner Bros for a seven-figure sum after making 2011's Black List of the most popular unfilmed screenplays in Hollywood.

Turing was a wartime hero credited with cracking the German Enigma code at Britain's Bletchley Park codebreaking centre, but his life was destroyed by the period's anti-homosexuality laws. Police arrested Turing in 1952 after learning of his sexual relationship with a young Manchester man. He made no denial or defence during his trial and, rather than go to prison, accepted injections of synthetic oestrogen intended to neutralise his libido.

Turing continued to work part-time for GCHQ, the postwar successor to Bletchley Park, but his mental health is said to have suffered, and he was shut out of Britain's security operations as the country's alliance with the US increased over fears of cold war spying. He was found dead by his cleaner in 1954. The coroner's verdict was suicide, though Turing's mother believed he had accidentally ingested cyanide after a chemistry experiment. In 2009 Gordon Brown made a public apology on behalf of the British government for the way Turing was treated.

Cumberbatch is flying high in Hollywood after securing roles as the main villain in Star Trek into Darkness and as the dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. He will also play Julian Assange in

Other » Forum's 1st Birthday Party » February 6, 2013 1:22 am

Hapy birthday sweet forum with incredible people! So excited for Seson 3 coming up! *squeals with excitement*

Other Adaptations » Remembering Jeremy Brett » November 9, 2012 2:28 pm

I always marvel how handsome he was in rewatching over and over My Fair Lady, my favorite musical

Fan Videos » What if Sherlock was never real? » November 9, 2012 2:51 am

Very clever video. Well done! Why do i think this person was a fan of St. Elsewhere? Autistic snowglobes anyone ?

Character Analysis » Analysis of Mycroft's character » November 9, 2012 2:35 am

The shared cigarette scene outside the mortuary in Scandal sheds some light on the fact that both Sherlock and Mycroft are alike in how they view and employ emotion. Yet there seems to be some emotional undercurrent to whatever issue or issues estrange them. I'd sure like to know more about what that is. It can't just be Sherlock's bohemian counterculture ways agitating Mycroft's prim and proper upper crust sensibilities. There must be something deeper. Hopefully we will get a chance to see it

Benedict's Press » Monty Python Comedy Wants To Add Benedict Cumberbatch » November 9, 2012 2:02 am

I was a big Fawlty Towers Fan but i have to say I never got Monty Python. Of course Ben's association with this makes anything palatable

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