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I’m not sure if you know, but I’m a huge fan of detective fiction, especially of the classic ones, and I’ll grab any chance to talk about them, forgive me. And I’ve recently read Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, so I thought I’d post my thoughts on it.

Btw, I read it as a part of Volume I of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories (Bantam Classics, ISBN 0-553-21241-9). A great book, although it doesn’t have any of Sidney Paget’s illustrations, so I’ll have to work on finding copies with those. It’s not a strict I-have-to-finish-it-asap-to-get-to-the-next-book deal – I’d pick it up on slow days, or whenever I feel like it, one story at a time. I must have taken a couple of months to finish the Memoirs. (SH is totally my leisure read, I love it so much). Anyway, onwards!

inside are the first ten stories! )

The Final Problem. We come to the last story, actually the one I want to talk about. For some reason, I read the Empty House, the story wherein Holmes comes back from the dead, and the 1970s published fanfiction, The Seven-Percent Solution before I read The Final Problem. And I was incredibly underwhelmed.

spoilers and complaints about the final problem )

This is nearly novel-length but I still have some bottled up Sherlock feelings so I’ll be talking about the new episodes of Elementary too. This will be short I promise!

episodes 13-15 omg i can't take sherlock and watson's cuteness )

I don’t think I ever talked about my love for Nero Wolfe ever? I’ll probably talk about him next time.
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Man, I can't wait to see the Elementary pilot already. They've been saying it's pretty good and LUCY LIU OMG
 
Also, the reviews I've read are mostly positive, especially on JLM's rude, but (possibly?) more humane Holmes. I mean, it's the only part I'm iffy on Ben's Holmes; he can be downright cruel and unemotional and sociopathic. I've been reading Adventures again and canon!Holmes is pretty civil most of the time, he even pats clients' arms to console them; the only time he was cruel was when whipping that bastard in A Case of Identity. (To be fair, he deserved it.)
 
Well, but since I'm not really an expert, I'll just enjoy all the precious Holmeses, thinking too much is making my head hurt.
 
I also have to remember to see Ben's Parade's End and the new Doctor Who episode!!! Aaaahh I missed Matt and Karen and Arthur. (I still laugh whenever I see the new companion, Jenna Louise Coleman - I can still see her as the chambermaid at Titanic ahaha).
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Copy-pasted from my tumblr, just putting it out there~
Since there’s like sherlock retellings everywhere nowadays, why not something with sherlock and john as up students lol

inside )

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I’m gonna post something that I’ll probably regret for the rest of my life.

 

 

 

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It was supposed to be a Filipino Sherlock Holmes parody and then IT MUTATED :U )

 

 

God wtf am I writing I’ve been reading too much Nero Wolfe and Wimsey stories

Un-beta-ed and probably full of awkward sentences

Is it alright that I’m laughing at my own jokes

Tell me if you spot the references there’s like a truckload of them

I started this last January after Asiong Salonga now I don't know how to finish

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Just how can somebody be together AGAIN for the FIRST time?? Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud are officially really cool 'cause they can be together again even if they just met for the first time.

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... OMG they're so cool.

Is this a Freudian slip? Meaning they got together before but then they kept it a secret because of circumstances not made to be known to the general public? I'm talking about politically sensitive issues, yes, thank you very much, of course. Er, no, non è una menzogne.

Wanna see the cover of that book? )
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What's the problem with UVLe? I've been downloading a 35.2 MB Physics probset for an hour already, and it's still at 58%. And I still have to wait 40 minutes for it to finish. Is my internet that slow?

*grumble*

But I've already finished torrenting 2 episodes of Kuroshitsuji II at the same time, so it couldn't be that slow, right? Or do torrenting and DDL have kind of an inverse relationship? IDKWTF I'm sleepy already.

manga: Kuroshit; series: Sherlock. HUEG Holmes faggotry. )
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Some fanservicing with the Earl.

OOOORYAAAA Victorian England isn't complete without Sherlock Holmes. And Jack the Ripper. And India. But well, yeah, I couldn't stop spazzing at the part where a certain guy dies of poison in a locked room and I was thinking and hyperventilating OMG IT'S THE SPECKLED BAND OMG SIR DOYLE'S FAVORITE HOLMES STORY OMG.

Weehee~ It's the first time I saw Sir Doyle in a manga. And I'm super happy <3

Speaking of happy, the last episode of BBC's Sherlock made me happy. The pool scene, really! OHGOD I loved that. I couldn't stop playing it over and over this past week like it's my life blood. I'm seriously considering making some parts of it my message alert tone. So if you ever hear an annoying singsong-y voice saying "Booooring~" that's probably from my phone.

HNNNNGH It saddens me to think of the one year wait till the next season.

Only now do I realize that I'm such a Holmes fag.

UVLe's at 81%! And I only have to wait for 10 more minutes! But LOL, my third Kuroshit torrent's gonna finish in 6 minutes. Huh. I'm wondering if Kuroshit needs a separate tag.
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Watched the first episode of BBC's Sherlock, and hotdamn WAS IT AWESOME! AND GAY! I'm still spazzing now so I'm incoherent.

My favorite character has to be Mrs. Hudson. Such a sweet woman, I love how she says "Sherlock!" in an exasperated voice. And *shock* she's a gay shipper!

spoiler*gay*dialogue )


Benedict Cumberbatch (left) was a lovely Sherlock. Absolutely love his expressions, even though he talks too fast at times. The British accent doesn't help much, either XD Martin Freeman's Watson is darker than usual, yeah. I liked how they explored his being a war doctor and the repercussions it has on his current life; I think it's more realistic that way.

Aside from Lestrade, I was pleasantly surprised to see another of my favorite characters. I won't tell who it is, but I honestly thought it was Moriarty.

Another thing, at the end, when they were throwing around the word idiot a lot, I can't help but remember Arthur and Merlin from Merlin. Whew, BBC and their gay shows.

I've always been a fan of retellings - fairytales, historical occurrences, even Wicked. This updated Sherlock series would be another on my list. Definitely worth the five hour torrent wait!
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Okay, I saw it on [livejournal.com profile] 221b_bakerst !



There's supposedly a new series entitled Sherlock in the works! It's produced by BBC, the same makers of my other favorite, Merlin, so I'm excited.

It's kinda weird after Downey and Law's delicious performances, though. And it's set in the 21st century, hmm... Interesting how they'll do that. Imma wait for it even if it's only three episodes.

More info @ [livejournal.com profile] sherlockbbc !
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Gahd, I may be late or whatever, but I just saw it on [livejournal.com profile] 221b_bakerst ! Scheduled for release on 2010, it has Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary Sherlock Holmes, and it is to be directed by Guy Richie. No sure Watson yet, but Jude Law's said to be in negotiations.

Downey and Law. I mean, Iron Man and that robot hooker from AI?
( Oooh, bad images.. )

MUST WATCH.
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Gahd, I may be late or whatever, but I just saw it on [livejournal.com profile] 221b_bakerst ! Scheduled for release on 2010, it has Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary Sherlock Holmes, and it is to be directed by Guy Richie. No sure Watson yet, but Jude Law's said to be in negotiations.

Downey and Law. I mean, Iron Man and that robot hooker from AI?
( Oooh, bad images.. )

MUST WATCH.

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