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Because I just saw Toy Story 3. That's all.

I know he looks ferocious, but trust me, he's a sweetheart.

His name is Worf. Don't look at me like that!

(Also, you are powerless to resist the allure of my sweaty raptorface and my messy hair.)
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SOLDIER, SALUTE



I am a dork.

That is all.
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In the first place, one of my very favourite adaptations of Sherlock Holmes is a series of BBC radio plays starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Watson. There's also a series of non-canonical pastiches made after Michael Williams's death where Watson is played by Andrew Sachs. If you know Fawlty Towers at all, yes that Andrew Sachs. He's pretty good too. The plays are very clearly a labour of love, occasionally gently poking fun at the canon. Holmes is acerbic and impatient and brilliant, Watson is intelligent and capable, and the two of them have a wonderful chemistry and sense of banter. I adore these. A lot.

The series also has some of the most bizarre slashy moments ever. Mary Watson makes two references to her husband being totally in love with Sherlock Holmes, once accusing Watson of marrying her under false pretenses because obviously his heart really belongs to Holmes, not her, and once on her death bed (it's strongly implied in these that she dies of consumption/tuberculosis, actually) where she bemoans the unfair deaths of herself and Holmes as "everyone you've ever loved, John." There's also a shared drug-fueled nearly-fatal hallucination which is represented on radio by Holmes and Watson chanting together the English translation of some Wagner that Holmes was quoting at Watson earlier: "Let us die, and never part, together for the rest of time."

Today, I relistened to The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier. )

Watson could do so much better. :(
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Long ago, I mentioned this guy?

He's apparently going to speak at my favourite local bookstore on May 25th.

I'm wondering if it would be completely inappropriate to sit in the back and heckle.

"Hey! Hey, you remember that really stupid illogical Sherlock Holmes pastiche you wrote like fifteen years ago? The one where Watson broke the universe by writing The Final Problem? Yeah, it sucked. A lot. It made no sense and was a shitty treatment of the characters in general. Also, the beginning of Hominids is possibly the worst, most offensive treatment of rape in fiction that I have ever seen, you stupid fuck."

On the other hand, all the staff knows me down there. I'd hate to alienate them, as they are nice people.
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I thought of this randomly tonight, went to look it up, and smirked at it a bit, particularly at the translated poetry involved. For some reason I own a copy of "The Thousand Nights and One Night (Volume II)" and I recalled a very short story in it which basically comes down to a debate between a wise sage and a learned woman about whether or not it's better for a man to be attracted towards men or women.

I was compelled to then type it up painstakingly and probably nobody will read it but eh, here it is anyway. It is not really pro-gay. It's not exactly anti-gay either. It is, however, pretty sexist in bits, fair warning.

Girls or Boys? )
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Because [livejournal.com profile] sherlocklulz is keeping me happy through the angst. :)
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It occurred to Rachelle and I that in this thread, particularly from about here onward, that, uh... very few people would realise just how dorky we were being.

And how dorky Holmes and Watson were being.

So, here. Their dialogue above, and to compare with the text from Study in Scarlet... )
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Nearly everyone, friends and family alike, has asked me the same question as regards the Sherlock Holmes movie, after the initial "did you like it?"

That question is: "What did you think of Jude Law?"

I get this question particularly from people who have no idea I roleplay as Watson online, too. It's very weird.

However, my mother did not ask me this.

My mother asked me if it was really full of gay subtext.

Oh, mom. <3
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So, in case anyone was wondering.

By some bizarre fluke, this is pretty much exactly the right size for iPod touch wallpaper.

It makes me smile.

Even with the imminent death.

It also looks insanely classy.
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I have just returned from seeing Sherlock Holmes.

Several people have expressed an interest in knowing my thoughts on this movie. Apparently I'm an authority or something? Ah well.

A few spoilers. )
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This is an oddball little story. It involes Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. It's not pastiche, it's not fanfiction, as it was written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Except it is sort of considered to be pastiche, because it's not considered to be canon.

How Watson Learned The Trick.

Never let it be said I'm above a little mockery on my characters' behalf.
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Because Watson really just needs to get laid.

theCome kiss me under the mistletoememe



Edit: holy crap a Holmes. And an Irene Adler. Other people RP this too???
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My younger sister was here the other day, and she desired a google image search for "Doctor Watson." Uh, because. No idea. I humoured her.

Anyway, we got some Sidney Paget illustrations, approximately a thousand picture of Jude Law, one picture of Jeremy Brett and Edward Harwicke (honestly, that's it?), and someone's pictures of their wargaming miniatures, themed around the exploration of Africa.

Which I thought was kind of cool.

Here are some spear-wielding natives, here are some lions, here are some pith-helmeted explorers. That sort of thing.

And then there is Dr. Watson.



I can tell you, I'm honestly not entirely sure what Watson's doing exploring Africa, or why he's a part of this set. I could get into this whole canon-debate about the likelihood that he's even been to Africa, except a lot of the argument comes down to 'does Australia count as a continent,' and I admit it's likely he would have been, if at least just en route to India. That's hardly 'exploration.'

But look at him. He's here to kick ass and take names. And his gun is bigger than his head.

I love it.
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Here is a movie I stumbled across some time ago, and found again this morning. And it's still funny.

It's in Russian, but with subtitles.

Sherlock Holmes & Doctor Watson (in two parts) )

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