Oh Sherlock!

perfect canon inconsistency reference is perfect.




#an accurate summary of their entire relationship

There may come a time when I don’t reblog this post but that day is not this day. 

If I ever don’t reblog this, its because I’m dead.


"I could hardly believe my ears. As you may observe, Mr. Holmes, my hair is somewhat luxuriant, and of a rather peculiar tint of chestnut. It has been considered artistic. I could not dream of sacrificing it in this offhand fashion."  —Miss Violet Hunter, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches


"I could hardly believe my ears. As you may observe, Mr. Holmes, my hair is somewhat luxuriant, and of a rather peculiar tint of chestnut. It has been considered artistic. I could not dream of sacrificing it in this offhand fashion."  —Miss Violet Hunter, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches


The Woman

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Some viewers might be shocked at how different these characters are compared to their original incarnations. After all, while Lestrade is always a background character in the books, he is a dedicated policeman and a stalwart individual. But Elementary chose to cast his work with Holmes as an allegory for addiction, and did not shy away from how far he had fallen. And Mycroft is originally a government database, brilliant, and highly respected by his brother for being so. Elementary puts him in the restaurant business, and pits him against Sherlock viciously.

These changes are perfect examples of Elementary’s exceptional writing. So many adaptations are content to reference their source material, as if acknowledging that something exists is a worthwhile contribution to canon. They might take characters, relationships, scenes, and even lines directly from the original. And that can be very effective. After all, viewers like recognizing things that we know and love. But Elementary goes one step beyond that. It doesn’t plop just Doyle’s narrative into a new setting. It interprets it, and in so doing it gets at what truly makes Doyle’s characters tick.

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Robert Downey Jr. eating all alone in Sherlock Holmes

#One of the saddest scenes in the Sherlock Holmes movies  - brilliantly establishing Holmes’ essential aloneness without Watson.  #And also the fact that he suffers from some form of sensory overload - his ears processing every rattle and clink and conversation in the restaurant, his eyes seeing everything happening around him, until it becomes an internal roar that actually HURTS.  #It’s only when Watson appears that he’s able to pull himself together and focus #and of course, he has no idea how to handle the meeting with Mary, and turns it into an exhibition of his deductive powers #that ends up embarrassing and hurting everyone. 

#Because he doesn’t know what else to do.

#Because there actually are a LOT of things Sherlock Holmes doesn’t know

#This scene.. :-((((


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Is anyone else sick of the jerk genius?

You know the one. He’s unprofessional, lazy, selfish and rude, and even makes frequent sexist and racist remarks against the people around him, but that’s OK, because he’s a genius. He’s the best doctor/detective/scientist around, so everyone will put up with his jerkitude. Respect for others is the foolish pastime of the less intelligent.

We’re clearly meant to admire these (exclusively male) characters, or at least be amused by their social ineptitude. Their dismissive attitude to others, and especially their sexist jokes to others, are aspirations. They’re geniuses, observant and intelligent. They are just telling it like it is!

Which is one of the reasons I really love Sherlock Holmes in new CBS drama, Elementary. Yes, he’s a genius, and yes, he’s kind of a jerk at times. But he isn’t allowed to get away with it. His rudeness, his laziness… these are clearly character flaws, and his (female!) partner isn’t afraid to call him on his nonsense. And in return, he says things he shouldn’t, but he also respects her, he listens to her, and he even apologizes for things that he does. He isn’t a genius running rampant in the city, above the concerns of all the other silly humans. He’s an intelligent, observant, but flawed human, and he has to follow the same laws of decency as the rest of us.




This just in! Today I woke up to a wonderful surprise - early postcard art! And even better, although I had only requested three postcards from ireallyshouldbedrawing, she made us four!!

I really am in seventh heaven over these! I adore how subtle the Seattle references are, the color schemes, pretty much everything, really.

Remember, if you have a VIP Membership to Sherlock Seattle, all of these postcards will be yours! And if you can’t make it to the convention, but still want them, they’ll be available as a reward for making a donation to the convention. Drop by our website to get your membership today or check back in a few weeks for information on how to get postcards!

Aww my babies! I won’t be able to attend I’m so jealous of you guys

If you look at the percentage of ethnicities and the percentage of women on television now, it’s such a different time. That’s how you keep things current. You update and you change them accordingly.

People probably thought the same thing about the president of the United States, how is it possible that you have someone who’s not Caucasian, in that vision. I think things are shifting quite a bit.

It’s nice to be able to portray an Asian-American on camera without having an accent, or without having to be spoofy. And I think that’s a big step forward, because there are still representations of people that are more comedic. And that’s not what I’m playing.

I’m just playing somebody who represents anyone else who would be living in America or outside of it, who is just a regular person.



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Ladies Do It Better - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


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I love all the Elementary haters who pull the “you’re ruining ACD canon by making Watson a woman!” like ok 

In canon

  • Moriarty’s first name was James. He had a brother named James. He also had another brother. Named James.
  • Watson was called John and also James by his wife
  • ACD pretty much forgot where he said Watson had been shot because he refers to the wound in three separate areas

ACD stone cold did not give a fuck.


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I wonder if there would ever be a Arthur Conan Doyle episode in Doctor Who like the one they created for Vincent van Gogh.

Except when the Doctor takes Doyle to modern ages to see the Sherlock Holmes museum he cries for an entirely different reason.



fem!lock au:

└ mr. hudson makes breakfast (x)

I want this so baaahaaaaaad.