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Day 30 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

You all know by now (I'm sure) that despite being a Sherlock Holmes fan since middle school, I have a very healthy dislike for so-called "scholarship" on Sherlock Holmes, as well as little to no desire to play "the great game" of making the Holmes canon internally consistent (for the simple reason that if Doyle couldn't be bothered, I don't see why I should...).  

That being said, I find this timeline to be useful for putting the characters into historical context:

http://webpages.charter.net/lklinger/Chrotabl.htm


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Day 30 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

You all know by now (I'm sure) that despite being a Sherlock Holmes fan since middle school, I have a very healthy dislike for so-called "scholarship" on Sherlock Holmes, as well as little to no desire to play "the great game" of making the Holmes canon internally consistent (for the simple reason that if Doyle couldn't be bothered, I don't see why I should...).  

That being said, I find this timeline to be useful for putting the characters into historical context:

http://webpages.charter.net/lklinger/Chrotabl.htm


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Day Twenty-Nine–Your Favorite Adaptation Quotation

Another easy one.

My favorite quotation is:

John:  So why do you put up with him?
Lestrade:  Because I'm desperate, that's what.  And because Sherlock Holmes is a great man, and I think one day, if we're very very lucky, he might even be a good one.

I've said this a zillion times, but Arthur Conan Doyle just didn't get it, I don't think.  Great does not equal good.  ACD's Watson rarely asks himself or the reader if Holmes is good, because his being a genius is (apparently) enough.  And this has always frustrated me.

Moffat and Gatiss's adaptation is, to quote Sherlock (and I'm pretty sure Holmes... just can't remember where),  "finally asking the right questions."

Answers in the fall?  Here's hoping!

:-)


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Day Twenty-Nine–Your Favorite Adaptation Quotation

Another easy one.

My favorite quotation is:

John:  So why do you put up with him?
Lestrade:  Because I'm desperate, that's what.  And because Sherlock Holmes is a great man, and I think one day, if we're very very lucky, he might even be a good one.

I've said this a zillion times, but Arthur Conan Doyle just didn't get it, I don't think.  Great does not equal good.  ACD's Watson rarely asks himself or the reader if Holmes is good, because his being a genius is (apparently) enough.  And this has always frustrated me.

Moffat and Gatiss's adaptation is, to quote Sherlock (and I'm pretty sure Holmes... just can't remember where),  "finally asking the right questions."

Answers in the fall?  Here's hoping!

:-)


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Day Twenty-Eight–A Story You Could Do Without


I think I'll just say what [livejournal.com profile] capt_facepalm said.

SERIOUSLY, IS THERE ANYTHING NOT TOTALLY CREEPY ABOUT "THE CREEPING MAN"?

[Short answer:  No.  Long Answer:  Definitely Not.]
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Day Twenty-Eight–A Story You Could Do Without


I think I'll just say what [livejournal.com profile] capt_facepalm said.

SERIOUSLY, IS THERE ANYTHING NOT TOTALLY CREEPY ABOUT "THE CREEPING MAN"?

[Short answer:  No.  Long Answer:  Definitely Not.]
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Day Twenty-Seven–A Story You Wish Had Been Adapted

I wouldn't mind a really good adaptation of The Valley of Fear.  I enjoy that story a lot (Including the Pinkerton case in America.  I get a kick out of Doyle writing America as the other.)  As far as I'm aware none has been made.  But it includes some of my favorite dialogue, and one of the cases that I find the most interesting. 

I wonder what a Sherlock-ified version would look like?  There's an interesting thought...  (And that's NEVER going to happen... except in my own fanfiction... which doesn't count...)
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Day Twenty-Seven–A Story You Wish Had Been Adapted

I wouldn't mind a really good adaptation of The Valley of Fear.  I enjoy that story a lot (Including the Pinkerton case in America.  I get a kick out of Doyle writing America as the other.)  As far as I'm aware none has been made.  But it includes some of my favorite dialogue, and one of the cases that I find the most interesting. 

I wonder what a Sherlock-ified version would look like?  There's an interesting thought...  (And that's NEVER going to happen... except in my own fanfiction... which doesn't count...)
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Apparently I only do this every other day now... Oops.  :-P

Day Twenty-Six–Favorite Actress in any adaptation
 
I think the one actress in a Sherlock Holmes adaptation who has really made an impression on me, is Una Stubbs's Mrs. Hudson in Sherlock.  I've never really cared about Mrs. Hudson at all, even though a lot of my fellow fans seem to really like her.  But Una Stubbs made her so real and believeable (and hysterically funny.).  My favorite moment may be when she starts telling Lestrade about how to do your colors.  HAHAHA!  And Lestrade is trying so hard to look interested.  :-D
 

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Apparently I only do this every other day now... Oops.  :-P

Day Twenty-Six–Favorite Actress in any adaptation
 
I think the one actress in a Sherlock Holmes adaptation who has really made an impression on me, is Una Stubbs's Mrs. Hudson in Sherlock.  I've never really cared about Mrs. Hudson at all, even though a lot of my fellow fans seem to really like her.  But Una Stubbs made her so real and believeable (and hysterically funny.).  My favorite moment may be when she starts telling Lestrade about how to do your colors.  HAHAHA!  And Lestrade is trying so hard to look interested.  :-D
 

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Day Twenty-Five–Favorite Actor in any adaptation (not Holmes or Watson)

My first thought was Mark Strong (Blackwood) in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes.  I think there were lots of problems with his storyline, but his acting was absolutely superb.   

Another great baddie--Anthony Higgins as Professor Rathe in Young Sherlock Holmes.

Oh!  Also Andrew Scott as Moriarty.  his take was so different, yet so compelling.

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO CHOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bet if I were absolutely compelled to choose right now, I'd chose Andrew Scott, but that's really just because I like that adaptation the most... 

:-D

(I also liked Ruper Graves as Lestrade quite a bit...   :-P )
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Day Twenty-Five–Favorite Actor in any adaptation (not Holmes or Watson)

My first thought was Mark Strong (Blackwood) in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes.  I think there were lots of problems with his storyline, but his acting was absolutely superb.   

Another great baddie--Anthony Higgins as Professor Rathe in Young Sherlock Holmes.

Oh!  Also Andrew Scott as Moriarty.  his take was so different, yet so compelling.

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO CHOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bet if I were absolutely compelled to choose right now, I'd chose Andrew Scott, but that's really just because I like that adaptation the most... 

:-D

(I also liked Ruper Graves as Lestrade quite a bit...   :-P )
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Day Twenty-four–Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

I keep thinking of things... and then forgetting them. 

So I will post this:



BECAUSE NOT ONLY IS IT A CUTE PICTURE, BUT ALSO


DOCTOR WHO WAS AWESOME!
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Day Twenty-four–Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

I keep thinking of things... and then forgetting them. 

So I will post this:



BECAUSE NOT ONLY IS IT A CUTE PICTURE, BUT ALSO


DOCTOR WHO WAS AWESOME!
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Day Twenty-three–A Holmes-Related YouTube Video

I don't know why I love this so much, but this is my favorite:

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Also, I adore this:

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And finally... I'm sorry... what can I say:

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Day Twenty-three–A Holmes-Related YouTube Video

I don't know why I love this so much, but this is my favorite:

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Also, I adore this:

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And finally... I'm sorry... what can I say:

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Day Twenty-Two – A Holmes-Related Site

There is not a question in my mind:

JOHN'S BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Also, read the entry entitled "Diamonds are Forever" and all the comments.  That makes me grin EVERY time I read it.  :-D

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Day Twenty-Two – A Holmes-Related Site

There is not a question in my mind:

JOHN'S BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Also, read the entry entitled "Diamonds are Forever" and all the comments.  That makes me grin EVERY time I read it.  :-D

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Oops!  I forgot for two days!


Day Twenty-One–Your Favourite Scene

My favorite canon scene is the opening of VALL, but, I already put that as my favorite passsage on Day One

I was trying to think of my favorite Scene in Sherlock, and I came up with two.  I can't decide between them, because they are a matching pair.

1.  The scene in the living room at Baker Street when Sherlock says "Heroes don't exist, John, and if they did, I wouldn't be one of them."  That is such a poignant scene.  It is the first time John faces up to (and forces Sherlock to face up to) the fact that Sherlock just doesn't care.  John doesn't talk much in Sherlock, and this is one of his big moments.  And yet, despite this being an instance of John (by the standards of his own, generally phlegmatic, personality) EXPLODING, it's still fairly understated.  Everything about that scene is wonderful.  (Oh yeah... also the fact that you think for a second that Sherlock cared about the old lady, and then you [with John] realize that he only cares about the blow to his vanity--that's like a punch in the gut for the audience member and for John.)
 

John:  There are LIVES at stake, Sherlock.  Actual human lives.  Just-just so I know, do you care about that at all?
Sherlock:  Will caring about them help to save them?
John:  Nope
Sherlock:  Then I'll continute not to make that mistake
John:  And you find that easy, do you?
Sherlock:  Yes. Very.  Is that news to you?
John:  No... No...
Sherlock:  I've disappionted you.
John:  Good.  That's a good deduction, yeah.
Sherlock:  Don't make people into heroes, John.  Heroes don't exist, and if they did, I wouldn't be one of them.
 

2.  The scene that most answers the heroes don't exist scene (and my other favorite) is the pool scene.  Sherlock changes his tune when he is faced with the consequences what it means not to care about people at all, in the shape of Moriarty. 
 
Moriarty:  ...Although, I have loved this, this little game of ours--playing Jim from IT, playing gay.  Did you like the little touch with the underwear?
Sherlock:  People have died.
Moriarty:  THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE DO!
 
It should come as no surprise (I think) that this is the moment in which Sherlock turns to John and asks him if he is alright.

I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL AUGUST TO SEE THE END OF THIS SCENE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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