January 27th, 2014

sherlock

The Sign of Three mini-review

So, I saw "The Sign of Three" for the first time tonight without head cold meds in my system. (This whole post is one giant spoiler, so if you haven't seen it yet, stop reading now.) And...

*wibbles*
*wibbles some more*
*bawls*

Oh, Sherlock. The mind palace, the Mycroft relationship, the yelling at Mycroft to shut up and driving him out of your field of vision and it resolving onto John's face, the whole conversation with John's CO, drunk deductions, the fact that he is so off his game and making more deductions than he meant to and throwing himself into the wedding details more than he probably should. Pretty much everything with Mrs. Hudson, to say nothing of Mycroft's file and that hat, and...

Dean Thomas. Dean Thomas.

Papa Lestrade and talking quietly the morning after not being his division. Drunk deductions, once more, because they deserve being mentioned twice. Sherlock pulling out those graduated cylinders. The sassy snap. "Hudders."

Yeah.

And [Spoilers for His Last Vow]can we just talk HLV spoilers for a moment? Because those of you that have seen, you know what's coming with Mary's character. I was struck cold in this episode by the way she reacts to Sherlock solving the case. How she was almost desperate in her insistence that we solved the mystery so now you do your part of the deal - it's almost like she's made such a bargain in the past.

This is my way of saying I'm not 100% sure Mary's as evil as she seems. Even with all the assassinations - I can see a more complicated story emerging in series four. I'm not sure I trust Moffat to tell it well at this point, but fandom, get on that.


Right, I was planning to finally do a critical review of TSOT. I'm not blind to the absolutely ludicrously implausible murder, or the over-sweetness of it all, and I think I would have liked it loads better if it didn't come on the heels of the equally indulgent The Empty Hearse. But really, on rewatching it, I was moved beyond anything I would have expected from such a fluffy piece. Moved to smiles and laughter, but mostly to tears because of the ending. Also [more spoilers for HLV]wanting to hit John on the head with a cricket bat. I mean, you tell him nothing's going to change, you go away on your sex holiday honeymoon, you don't see him for a month, and you're actually surprise he turns up in a drug den? (Also, what does it say about me that I'm entirely too attracted to high!Sherlock, just as I was to drunk!Sherlock and locked-up-in-chains-by-the-terrorists!Sherlock? I suspect a drunk Sherlock would be a handful and a half, but in the abstract he just looks like so much fun.

So instead of going for deep, I'm just going to leave you with pretty pictures. Enjoy.

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And finally, two other things:

--- I have a fanfic story inspired by Sherlock's comment at the end about teaching John how to dance, here.

--- If you haven't seen it yet, do check out John Watson's blog for a post written by Sherlock about John's special day. The comments are, in the best Sherlockian tradition, to die for. (Don't worry. John's back from his honeymoon so he can save your life.

Did anyone else see the episode? Thoughts? Positive/negative/mehness welcome.
sherlock

You want moves, Rose? I'll give you moves

YouTube can really be quite a weird place, if you let yourself poke around it too long. If riverdancing Jack and Weeping Angels doing the Macarena seems like your kind of thing, do enjoy.



Somehow, this video reminded me of one of the odder GIF sets on Tumblr: Baby Got 'Batch. [not entirely worksafe] Because for some reason, my mind insists on proving how thoroughly odd the Sherlock fandom is at every possible moment. Not that we're suffering from lack of material on that point.

ETA: Also, there's this GIF, which suddenly seems much more funny in the aftermath of TSOT. Oh, hiatus.
doctor who

the doctor's new outfit

So, the BBC released a photo of Peter Capaldi wearing his Doctor Who clothes:

[Spoiler (click to open)]

Also today, this photo of Andrew Scott (Moriarty) has been making its way around Pinterest today, and Sherlock struck a very similar pose in "Baskerville." And if you put the two together, they do look a bit familiar.

On the other hand, perhaps I'm just a bit obsessed. But regeneration ability might explain a few things.

Sherlock parallels aside, what do people think of the duds?
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looking for a Sherlock fan-art piece

I'm looking for a very cute fan-art, probably a comic of some kind. In it, young Sherlock is made fun of at school (or maybe just feels all alone) and works out that he is a sociopath - he takes the label on himself because it makes him feel like there are other people out there who are like him. Mycroft starts to correct him but Sherlock is so insistent on the label that Mycroft stops himself, thinking what can it hurt. Years later, John hears Sherlock proudly declares his sociopath status to one of the Scotland Yarders and John takes him aside, assures him that he's different and that's hard but he doesn't have to wear any label other than being Sherlock and that it's okay to be how he is, though not easy. Something like that.

I'd like to have it in my Pinterest collection just because it's a really nice piece of fan-art, and I'd also like to use it in a blog post (with proper credit in both places, of course). But I can't for the life of me find it. Does anyone recognize it, and can you send me a link to where the artist posted it?