January 23rd, 2014

sherlock

in which Sherlock falls many times more

http://www.reddit.com/r/photoshopbattles/comments/1vb1as/benedict_cumberbatch_falling/

Someone over at Reddit made a cut-out, a photo of just Sherlock falling from the St. Bart's roof with no background or anything. Other Reddit users then photoshopped him into various scenarios. Sherlock diving for a fly ball. Sherlock river-dancing. This is the funniest, most bizarre thing I've seen in a while. Do check it out if you've got a bit of time to waste.

Also (and spoilers for both "The Empty Hearse" and the Sherlock DVD extra "The Fall", I guess), apparently some cast members said the third version of how Sherlock survived was the real one. I had worked out an elaborate argument for just why this idea was so wrong, why that method simply wouldn't work, before I realized I was being an Anderson. And not the good, keeping-Sherlock-alive-through-raw-faith kind we saw in the Christmas minisode but the don't-talk-out-loud-you-lower-the-IQ-of-the-whole-street, slightly overobsessive Anderson.

But it bothered me enough to work out why that couldn't possibly be right. Luckily according to discussions I've seen, other cast members emphasized Sherlock was "possibly" lying to Anderson.

All of which goes to prove, those guys know how to keep an audience interested over two years of hiatus, even after the slightly disappointing last series.
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fannish share of the day: putting Hitler in the closet etc.

First things first. I've apparently missed quite a few birthdays. mgkellner, thrihyrne, arwenlune, even [Bad username: slightly-tookish] who I just discovered on LJ. A very happy birthday to all of you, belated and as short as it is. I thought about all of you on your special day and thought perhaps I should let you in, as telepathy reception can be a bit lousy at times.

In other news. Lately Doctor Who is vying for prominence in my fannish hall of fame. "I Am the Doctor" is apparently better at making me alert than caffeine these days. Luckily, like with my favorite Doctor, the fact that my knees first went all wibbly over Doctor Who doesn't mean I love Sherlock (any incarnation) any less, or even Tolkien or Harry Potter or Narnia or any of the other stuff. I mean, objectively, life really kind of stinks at the moment and the nightmares are coming back a bit. But then I wake up and read Sherlock fanfic or look over Eleven memes that I'm starting to actually get, and it definitely stinks significantly less.

Any-Who (see what I did there), getting on with the fannish share of the day. It's been several days since I've posted so you get quite a few.

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Recent Pinterest Shares (for more fannish fun)
Recent tweets (for more serious reading)
Recent AO3 bookmarks (for fanfic recs)

Recent FaceBook bits and bobs, in roughly reverse chronological order (so most recent first). Since, Who-obsessions not withstanding, my brain still perceives time more or less linearly, these may make more sense from the bottom up.

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sherlock

we're all stories in the end

YouTube is apparently not good for my time management. This is hardly a new revelation, of course, and is it is good for a fannish laugh, I neer seem to quite be able to give it up. Case in point: this video.



Some clever, clever boy put together clips from all the Doctor Who episodes along with the spin-offs. I get why so many of you like Four. I also get bits from the Day of the Doctor and other episodes that were lost on me, like the reverse the polarity of the neutron flow bit. But, as wonderful as it is seeing them all together, I think the main thing I took away from this compilation is how little of the universe I've consumed. It seems like I've seen so much and it really is so wonderful, it's hard to keep that in mind.

This is not a bad thing. It is a bit overwhelming. It also has me eager to really get into Classic Who. As different as it is (I have been warned), it also looks like quite a lot of fun in its own way. But mainly it has me loving just where I am, because it's a part of such a wonderfully awesome world.