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Jul. 11th, 2015

I think I've finally worked out a good metaphor for my toward Moffatt, Gatiss, and the rest. Let me let Worf explain it to you.



Now just pop "author-" in front of "-god" there and you get the basic gist.

Elaborated a bit more, I tend to think of the BBC show-runners as essentially the creator-gods of at least the BBC version of Sherlock Holmes. They set the ground-rules, determine how this reality will basically function, and the rest of us are playing within their sandbox, where there is considerable room to expand and build up your own (sub)creation. I can want to expand on or fix some aspect of the world without disrespecting the fact the world would not be there without these "gods."

At the same time, though, I've gotten to the point where I think working out where they're going with the show and stressing over interviews and even really being putting a lot of weight or hope on where the "official" canon is going. They created a world with a lot of potential, but at this point in the telling they'e basically shown me that they are more interested in thrills than coherent story-lines and characterizations that are plausible and interesting, let alone connected to the Doyle originals I love. Maybe they'll pull it out before the series is over, and I'll keep watching because it's better than almost anything on TV these days, when it's on of course. But I'm much more interested in (say) post-Reichenbach fics or the fannish explorations of ycroft's and Irene's characters, and even Mary - I've read a few hat did onders there and am just sorry more people don't revel in her lovely greyness.

The gods being more trouble than their worth and needing to be slain or at least dethroned to make room for others? I can work with that.

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On a completely unrelated topic, I was rereading a bit of Two tTowers this week, where Aragorn is tracking the uruks across Rohan. Do you know how much money I'd pay to see Aragorn and Jeremy Brett's Sherlock work a crime scene together?

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lindahoyland
Jul. 13th, 2015 01:23 am (UTC)
I think many fan writers feel like Worf especially when the writing is poor and plot sacrificed for sensation.

I'd love to see Aragorn and Sherlock too. You should write a story just for fun.
donutgirl
Jul. 13th, 2015 05:31 am (UTC)
I just saw your note on tumblr that yesterday was your birthday! happy belated birthday, then (by a bit)!

I hope you got to do something fun.
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