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daily round-up: Sherlock and Anderson

It’s been close to a month since I’ve actually sat down and watched Sherlock, so this morning I thought I’d watch the unaired version of the pilot. And this show had me at “This is Inspector Lestrade. Please call me when you get this. I think we’re going to need you.”

For the record, that’s 1:42 in. There’s just something about the way that’s handled that so gets at Sherlock’s relationship with the Scotland Yard, the difference between being needed and wanted, the juxtaposition with John Watson waking up from a nightmare all alone and being (to quote Reichenbach) “so alone, and [John] owes you so much.” It’s just really quite wonderful, particularly after a while away.

In that vein, and as my fannish share of the day, enjoy some fannish humor making fun of Anderson.

#1. Star Trek/Sherlock crossover, By Barachiki @ Tumblr:

#2. Sherlock headcanon. I’m not entirely sure why this one amuses me so much:

#3. Signatures of the Sherlock crew, by Taggianto @ Tumblr:


Quote of the day. Not that this will become a regular thing, but I stumbled across this quote from Mark Ruffalo on fanart of Iron Man and the Hulk. And his description really struck me as entirely too right: “I endorse it 100 percent. You know what it is? It’s open-source creativity.”

Pinterest: Recent funnies

Journalism + Blogging I’ve Read This Last Week:

1. Western nations with social safety net happier, by Benjamin Radcliffe
2. Who Needs a Gun?, by Gary Gutting
3. How Did Jameis Winston Evade a Rape Charge?, by Emily Bazelon

Have a good day!

Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.


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Dec. 17th, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)
I love red shirt jokes. The very first one I recall was back in the 70s, a bumper sticker that said:

"Starfleet Security: The Few, The Proud, The Expendable".

And the handwriting thing was cool. My favorite was "Sally Donovan", which has a Copperplate vibe with a modern twist, and "Henry Knight" which is really distinctive and shows that a signature doesn't have to be cursive.

Sherlock's looks right for him. But John's is far too legible for a medical man. ;D
Dec. 17th, 2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love that bumpersticker. I need it as a pin for my bag, or at least I'd love it if it was still around. Glad you liked all of these bits of humor. It's the Anderson one that always makes me laugh more than it should, but they're all really neat glimpses into those characters.

I have to imagine this is Watson trying to be legible. In the clinic, no doubt, it quickly degenerates into chickenscratch. ;-)
Dec. 17th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
I take a lot of checks at work. Older people have lovely handwriting, unless they have some problems with holding the pen, and even then it is still more readable than younger people's.

But most signatures are totally illegible: a little squiggle and a slightly wavy line is all there is for most of them.

I'm sure Sherlock would tell John: a legible hand is much harder to forge than squiggleslashdot.

I have two rather distinctive signatures, one in printed form, all uppercase which I usually use to sign art; another in an elaborate cursive with a huge flourish on the "B" at the front and the "H" at the end, which I use for most everything else.

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