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Sherlock Games » Sherlock alphabet game » March 30, 2013 4:54 pm

Books that Sherlock would own:

Ali Pacha - Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas
Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston
Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(The) Dynamics of an Asteroid by Professor James Moriarty

Ecce Homo - Friedrich Nietzsche 

A Study In Pink » Why was Sherlock looking for a flat mate at that point? » March 30, 2013 4:51 pm

I'll admit that the flat is a mess, but I think that maybe Sherlock may have been telling the truth about having just moved all his stuff in, chiefly because Mrs. Hudson hugs him when he enters the building. If he'd been living in the same building for months, would she have been so pleased to see him? 

On the BBC-run website, Sherlock gets evicted/kicked out of his old apartments on Montague street. That's another explanation - he was kicked out and saw the opportunity for a change. That would also explain why he was settled in so quickly: because otherwise he would have to pay for a storage unit to keep his stuff in. 

Character Analysis » Who would suit Sherlock in a relationship? » January 26, 2013 4:46 am

Because, in my opinion, Sherlock's not interested in sex (so how are we defining "relationship" in this regard?), I would say John. As Irene said: "Yes you are [a couple]." As best friends with a somewhat emotional attachment, I believe that this is as close as it gets, and also as close as Sherlock wants it. 

Sherlock Games » Sherlock alphabet game » January 26, 2013 4:42 am

"Christmas gifts Sherlock gave, and to whom he gave them."?

Other Adaptations » "My Elementary Review:" » January 18, 2013 4:38 am

Swanpride wrote:

Eh...if cable-show White Collar manages finance this stuff (even if they do it by putting obnoxious ford-advertising into the show), then CBS should be able to find a way, there are also the details. A gorgeous backdrop for the set would work wonders. In White Collar for example, you can see New York through the windows of the FBI office, and Neal's apartment has a gorgeous view on the Crysler, and you normally get to see both as soon as they film on those sets, even if it is just a glimpse. And naturally they do a lot of "on location" an extend that people started to make "White Collar tours" when they visit New York.
BBC manages with London just fine too - the starting sequence allready screams "London".
But the main point is: If they do Sherlock Holmes in New York, they should sit back and think about how the character and the city would mesh...the bees were a good idea, but what is with everything else? Would he take caps, like bbc-sherlock does in London? Or would he knew the U-bahn system by heart, including the times when the lines arrive? Would he like the central park? Perhaps he would like the broadway, as some sort of modernized version of Sherlock Holmes love for classic music.
If you plug a character out of his "natural" enviroment, you better put some thought into it, especially if said enviroment is an important part of the original story.

Not only does White Collar do this masterfully, Breaking Bad does it incredibly; I speak from first-hand knowledge here. The city where it takes place is somewhat run down and unattractive; Breaking Bad not only showcases the city but makes it appear far better than it is in reality. The camera angles, the post-production, etc. The characters are also very familiar with the city, like you've mentioned.

So perhaps they should take notes from not only White Collar, but also Breaking Bad in that regard.


Other Adaptations » "My Elementary Review:" » January 18, 2013 4:21 am

Updated Alternative Titles: 
The 1991 Flashback One
The Off-the-Deep-End One

That said, I really did think 'M' was fairly good! Of course, as a canon-fiend I saw the "twist" coming from miles away, although I was afraid for a moment that they would degrade Moriarty from the Napoleon of Crime to a petty serial killer. 

Sherlock Games » Sherlock alphabet game » December 26, 2012 12:03 am

Baker Street Irregulars
Connie Prince fan club
DI Dimmock
Elizabeth II (for service to a young female member of the family)
Friends he doesn't have
Guy aka Geek Interpreter
Ian Monkford (from his new life in Colombia, without sender data)
Jim Moriarty, to taunt him

Costume » Does anybody have a coat like Sherlock's? » December 26, 2012 12:00 am

I have a double-button black pea coat with a similarly shaped collar, and I never wear it bare-necked.

Other Adaptations » CBS Sherlock (aka The Elementary Thread) » December 21, 2012 4:59 am

Annoying, isn't it? Now you know what it feels like to watch American network television.

Other Adaptations » "My Elementary Review:" » December 21, 2012 4:58 am

Our entire show is The One Where Holmes Has a Major Superiority Complex.

It could have just turned out exactly like The Mentalist, and I'm glad that it didn't. I wouldn't bother watching it if it had.

Other Adaptations » "My Elementary Review:" » December 20, 2012 5:44 am

The One Where We Wonder What Excuse Watson Will Have for Staying
The Blind Banker Redux Redux
The One Where Holmes Has a Major Superiority Complex

Other Adaptations » CBS Sherlock (aka The Elementary Thread) » December 20, 2012 5:40 am

I think I have to bring my rating of Elementary up to an 8. It's not bad, and it's getting better.

General Sherlock Discussion » You know you're obsessed with Sherlock when... » December 14, 2012 4:15 am

The phone bit is especially great when you're afraid it's urgent and have to admit that it was your phone by way of checking it.

General Sherlock Discussion » You know you're obsessed with Sherlock when... » December 13, 2012 4:16 am

Phone: iPhone default ringone
Boy: "Whose phone was that?"
All people in room with iPhones check their phone
Other phone: iPhone default ringtone
Girl: "Whose phone was that?"
All people in room with iPhones check their phone
My phone: Moan
Everyone in room: "Whose phone was THAT?"

Props, Locations and Technical Bits » Sherlock's Violin » December 2, 2012 10:57 pm

Morton wrote:

Smoggy_London_Air wrote:

Morton wrote:

I hope you can get a nice new Mycroft/Martin locally. I was thinking of buying my violin from the above mentioned shop but found better value elsewhere. I'm in Uk. My violin is called John.

I found my lovely replacement, which although still not mine (it's on rental!) will suffice until I am a quote-unquote "intermediate player". I do need to jettison this nasty Glasser bow, though. I can't stand it.

I'm pleased to hear about Watson. I noticed you had changed your signature. I have played instruments before so I was reasonably confident about investing in a violin but I hadn't had a chance to try one at all  to see if I got on with one. I bought the best I could in case we got on fine but didn't spend too much in case I couldn't get a decent note out of it. We got on fine and I'm happy as a lark. Good luck with a bow, I'm fairly happy with mine, for now at least, I heard good strings makes a big difference as well. I shall try when I buy a new set.

My strings are this very fancy Danish brand that the shop is only allowed to sell at a flat rate lest they get "cut off". It's very annoying, because when I broke my C string this autumn it cost me about $30 to get it replaced although the store admitted wanting to sell them for less. They're good strings, though.

TV Programmes » House » December 2, 2012 3:53 am

Dr. House isn't an organ donor. That's interesting.

The Reichenbach Fall » Irene » December 2, 2012 3:33 am

I think Irene saw through it. Although she didn't know Sherlock well, I think she knew him well enough to know that he's far too in love with himself to commit suicide. It seems plausible to me because she herself has done it before and knows how easy it is to fake your death quite convincingly.

Either that, or she said, "Pity he killed himself before I could seduce him."

Films » Love actually... » December 2, 2012 3:29 am

I saw this last week. Martin Freeman was good in it, even though he didn't have a large part. He was mostly for comic relief.
Aurelia and Colin Firth (Jamie) were wonderful.

The Reichenbach Fall » Why not Molly? » December 2, 2012 3:23 am

I think that Sherlock is hardly attached to Molly emotionally. Sure, he would be upset if she was killed or hurt because of him, but only in the same way that he was upset when the old woman was blown up or a kid was kidnapped as part of Moriarty's game with him. He wouldn't weep over her body or anything like that, and the entire Sherlolly ship is completely unfounded.

He's done stupid things to protect John and Mrs. Hudson, like throwing Americans out of windows and pulling a gun on a man with several assassins stationed on the rooftop. It was surprised that Lestrade was included but I suppose it makes sense. He's never shown a relationship with Molly that is not related to getting what he wants. With John, the entire relationship is give and take. With Mrs. Hudson, he threw a man out a window because he hurt her. With Lestrade, he uses his talents to bolster his reputation without any reward besides a little ego stroking (although that's always a plus with him!). What has he done for Molly?

Fan Fic » Beta reader needed » November 29, 2012 2:40 am

You should post a German translation!

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