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Random Sherlockiana » Ideal Sherlock Holmes looks like ... » March 4, 2014 7:33 pm

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http://www.ihearofsherlock.com/2014/02/heres-what-ideal-sherlock-holmes-looks.html
An interesting blog entry from 'ihearofsherlock'.  Creating an idealised image of Sherlock by combining pictures of most popular actors who played the role. The updated image is the more fitting one.  But, sadly,  less BC in both pics.

General Sherlock Discussion » Picture thread: Original quotes in a different context » March 4, 2014 7:18 pm

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tobe : First Irene, now Molly, next..?  If things goes like this there wont be any chance of remembering, it would be like, " It’s all a bit of a blur...I lost count."

solar : well, not a good news

It's Canon » Which are the 'Johnlock' moments from Canon ? » February 10, 2014 5:13 pm

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SherlocklivesinOH wrote:

holmes23 wrote:

If we could read in between lines, we would realise canon is not just about crimes and detection but about exploring the nuances of the relationships between the main characters.

For example, what do you all think of this paasage from The Norwood Builder?

At the time of which I speak, Holmes had been back for some months, and I at his request had sold my practice and returned to share the old quarters in Baker Street. A young doctor, named Verner, had purchased my small Kensington practice, and given with astonishingly little demur the highest price that I ventured to ask–an incident which only explained itself some years later, when I found that Verner was a distant relation of Holmes, and that it was my friend who had really found the money.

At the very least, this certainly speaks to how much Holmes wanted Watson back, and the buying of the practice makes me feel like he wants to "possess" Watson... wants Watson to "belong" to him. I don't mean in the CAM sense, certainly, more in a "committed relationship" way. It sounds a little bit like a proposal. Not that Holmes would even necessarily have said it that way to Watson, but he did ask Watson to, by giving up his practice, make a long-term commitment to be a partner to Holmes in some sense.

Holmes really wanted Watson back at any cost. But he never disclosed, at least for a few years, to Watson that it was he who actually found the money. Why the secrecy? Was he afraid to hurt Watson's pride?
Just imagin the scene which was never written, when Watson reported Holmes about how a man named Verner was ready to purchase his practice by paying the highest price he ventured to ask, and Holmes pretending that it's the first time he heard of Verner

At the time of which I speak, Holmes had been back for some months, and I at his request had sold my practice and returned to share the old quarters in Baker Street.

ACD could have stopped here. It'

It's Canon » Which are the 'Johnlock' moments from Canon ? » February 8, 2014 4:59 pm

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The following exchange beween Holmes and the clent from SCAN when the latter is not okay with Watson's presence:

"I understand that this gentleman, your friend, is a man of honour and discretion, whom I may trust with a matter of the most extreme importance. If not, I should much prefer to communicate with you alone.”

I rose to go, but Holmes caught me by the wrist and pushed me back into my chair. “It is both, or none,” said he. “You may say before this gentleman anything which you may say to me.”

The Sign of Three » See Sherlock Dance » February 5, 2014 2:04 pm

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Sherlock Holmes' artistic nature is always highlighted in canon

"All the afternoon he sat in the stalls wrapped in the most perfect happiness, gently waving his long, thin fingers in time to the music, while his gently smiling face and his languid, dreamy eyes were as unlike those of Holmes, the sleuth-hound, Holmes the relentless, keen-witted, ready-handed criminal agent, as it was possible to conceive. In his singular character the dual nature alternately asserted itself, and his extreme exactness and astuteness represented, as I have often thought, the reaction against the poetic and contemplative mood which occasionally predominated in him." - Read Headed League

And as for dancing, does this count?

"Now he was dancing and laughing and wringing my hand. Could this be my stern, self-contained friend? These were hidden fires, indeed!" 

The Johnlocker in me wonders, maybe he just learned so he could practice with John...and have an excuse to hold John in his arms.

In my head canon, it is the truth

Sherlock Games » Sherlock Elimination Game! » January 26, 2014 3:52 pm

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Favorite Episodes

[13]The Sign of the Three -2
[14] His Last Vow +1

Eliminated

3. A Scandal in Belgravia
4. A Study in Pink
5. The Reichenbach Fall
6. The Great Game
7. The Empty Hearse
8. The Hounds of Baskerville
9. The Blind Banker
 

Sherlock Games » Sherlock Elimination Game! » January 24, 2014 4:38 pm

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Favorite Episodes

[3] A Study in Pink
[8] A Scandal in Belgravia -2
[13]The Sign of the Three
[17] His Last Vow +1

Eliminated
5. The Reichenbach Fall
6. The Great Game
7. The Empty Hearse
8. The Hounds of Baskerville
9. The Blind Banker

Sherlock Poetry, Stories & Books » Poetry: limericks, odes and the like » January 24, 2014 4:23 pm

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Be wrote:

Since I am struggling with grammar I do not dare to try one myself.

 Arthur Conan Doyle, The Empire 1902

They said that it had feet of clay
That its fall was sure and quick.
In the flames of yesterday
All the clay was burned to brick.

When they carved our epitaph
And marked us doomed beyond recall,

"We are", we anwered, with a laugh,
"The Empire that declines to fall".



 

Why I think of Sherlock Holmes and Watson here?
 

Introductions Please... » Hello » January 18, 2014 6:10 pm

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Hello! Welcome to the forum 

Series Three Suggestions & Ideas » Things that Will Absolutely happen in Series 3. POSSIBLE SPOILERS! » January 18, 2014 5:59 pm

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SolarSystem wrote:

Thanks so much, tonnaree, I'm feeling so much better already! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


- John will have at least one very serious conversation with Mycroft - probably about Sherlock

"Mycroft, don't say another word, just go. He could snap you in two and right now, I'm slightly worried that he might."

"Don't speak, just leave."


True

His Last Vow » The other brother - my head just exploded » January 18, 2014 5:18 pm

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Does brotherly compassion include compassion for one's sisters as well?

If so, then it's interesting to hear SH in Copper Beeches, “I confess that it is not the situation which I should like to see a sister of mine apply for.”

It can't be an hypothetical sentence, especially when  ACD knew how to use one:
"You owe a very humble apology to that noble lad, your son, who has carried himself in this matter as I should be proud to see my own son do, should I ever chance to have one"(SH in Beryle Coronet)

The question of whether SH got any sisters was well discussed in canon circles and I got these examples from there

Character Analysis » Poor Janine » January 18, 2014 4:29 pm

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I would love to see that scene 

It's Canon » Which are the 'Johnlock' moments from Canon ? » January 18, 2014 4:18 pm

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SherlocklivesinOH wrote:

In "The Retired Colorman," Holmes actually says, "With your natural advantages, Watson, every lady is your helper and accomplice." This is in the context of assigning Watson to interview females who may be potential witnesses or have information, but still, it's Holmes commenting on Watson's attractiveness.

I fully agree with you
With your natural advantages, Watson, every lady is your helper and accomplice. What about the girl at the post-office, or the wife of the greengrocer? I can picture you whispering soft nothings with the young lady at the Blue Anchor, and receiving hard somethings in exchange.-

and has fanciful images regarding him 

He knows 'The Three Continental' Watson is a ladies' man and women are at his beck and call,  but he simply doesn't want to lose his dear Watson again

at his request had sold my practice and returned to share the old quarters in Baker Street. A young doctor, named Verner, had purchased my small Kensington practice, and given with astonishingly little demur the highest price that I ventured to ask[/b]–an incident which only explained itself some years later, when I found that Verner was a distant relation of Holmes, and that it was my friend who had really found the money.

His Last Vow » Pressure Points » January 15, 2014 2:10 pm

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Sherli Bakerst wrote:

Well, yeah!  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png
  John has lots of friends--well, people he knows and can hang out with...he's "normal," to all outward appearances, anyway.  But Sherlock only has one friend: John.  So the gap in his life caused by Sherlock's absence, while devastating at first, eventually dulled and can be filled in a way by being around other people he gets along with.  But Sherlock doesn't have other people he can hang out with, so he feels the absence of John more deeply.  That's why Sherlock shows emotion in the farewell scene but John doesn't.  Sherlock needs John but John doesn't need Sherlock to be happy.

There is a similar observation regarding their counterparts in canon.This makes Sherlock Holmes' character more poignant.

Introductions Please... » Hearty Greetings from Pittsburgh, USA » January 14, 2014 3:42 pm

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Hi liederlady221b, welcome to this forum   What a great intro! I enjoyed reading your rant.

General Sherlock Discussion » Finally: The Sherlock/John picture thread » December 30, 2013 5:54 pm

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SolarSystem wrote:

ancientsgate wrote:

tonnaree wrote:

In that one I've always liked the fact that John is looking at the camera and Sherlock is looking at John.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

In my little section of the slashy warm shallows, Sherlock seldom takes his eyes off John. Even busy-busy on a case, or doing his thing inside his mind palace, some section of that brilliant brain and field of vision would always be keeping John close. Works for me.

Beautiful HeadCanon of yours, AG. Just like tonnaree, I'd love to join you in those slashy warm shallows... http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

Me too 
 

Introductions Please... » Hello! » December 30, 2013 3:13 am

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Hello miss221b, welcome to the forum 

General Sherlock Discussion » Finally: The Sherlock/John picture thread » December 25, 2013 11:31 am

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ancientsgate wrote:

kittykat wrote:

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/db/5c/3d/db5c3d88596cfb1573f07fd8bc785628.jpg

One thing John does in (most) Johnlock fic is get Sherlock to lower his head, literally-- when with John in "that way", Sherlock can't stick his nose in the air like this anymore. *smile*  Which delights me no end, just the idea of it.  heh

 

 
I love the idea that Sherlock wouldn't mind to lower his head both literally and otherwise for John 

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