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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Really short post tonight.

Cumberbatched:  The RadioTimes photoshoot, with more picsSherlock, on 221B couch in StudyRaise your hand.

Benedict tired of posh-bashing.  Well, if he does choose to leave because of the UK media, that is his choice.  Poor Ben.  It's not like he's leaving forever if he does leave -- and he CAN travel back.  (Or change his mind.)  Like how Ben travels to the USA for parts shot here, or the way Martin traveled to NZ. 

From Oh my geek!  Fangirl going to Cheltenham with quote about fandom.  Excellent!

After this point: Spoilers for season/series 2.

Can Sherlock pull off an Emmy upset--? 

Shirt for ScandalSuitcase that's been Sherlocked.  :D  Add a twibbon to SherlockedLots of twibbon choices

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Favorite fan fic, Sherlock and Johnlock.

Note that this post contains many possible spoiler links for season 2. Read at your own risk! And... you will very probably cry if you read many of these.

I'm not Johnlocked.  Really, I'm not.  But my friends who are will offer me their  favorite fics to read, and I read them:  I wept over Alone in the Water (which is very well done, and loaded with angst), and Sink Like a Stone is another story of high caliber and great pain.  Bring Kleenex along for them both!

Why do I read the Johnlock they suggest?  I'm a voracious reader.  Not read something??  Only if I really don't have any interest whatsoever -- and there is some writing that fits that -- while fic about Sherlock and John, two characters I adore... of course I'll try it.  :D

And I've read Present Danger twice thrice already, because it's very very good.  And cute. 

Beautiful Dreamer is gorgeous.  I had to keep playing Coldplay's Fix You constantly as I read it, in fact.

The other fic by the same author, What Meets the Eye, is also gorgeous.  These are the only Johnlock stories I've read that make me able to see how the underlying premise could really fit the characters.  

I've read WMtE twice, two nights running.  Because it's that good.  Makes me cry.  Thanks to Gita for sending me to BD and Nika to WMtE!

Some of my favorite Sherlock fan fic, which is not Johnlock:

The Holmes BoysEpiphany #1 Try #2 Philosopher #3.

SPOILER ZONE:  The Dog in the Night (post-Reichenbach).

So consider this a primer into what Sherlock and Johnlock fan fic can be like, if you would.  :D

ETA in March 2013:  The only Mystrade I've read, which is really excellent and has hooked a few Tweeps I know on fan fic.  :D  It's a series.  Do go try it!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Yes, MORE swag!

From RedBubble, from whom I have finally purchased over a dozen frickin' stickers.   Oy.

Get a Clue (yes, like the game!).  My Name is Sherlock Holmes.

221BSet from Great GameDear Jim.

Fan art:  Dark HoursThe Nightmare Before SherlockSherlock a la Tarot (or Trump, if you read The Chronicles of Amber.)  Sherlock Kitty!  A very different Sherlock crossoverHow many Sherlocks?

A bit of lewdness:  Mycroft.  Batched/Sherlocked:  So, you've got a boyfriend.

Very Johnlock:  JohnAnother variation, using John's sweater as background.

Approaching a FangirlStand-in for fangirl

Rewatch report 13-August.

Rewatch of unaired pilot, first halfStopped after about 3 hrs of watching -- a record!

Got up to 30.42 in case you join in later.  :D

A few favorite bits, out of many:  HoustonWednesdayNarcissism

Next probable rewatch, finishing the pilot, will likely be Friday 17-August or Saturday 18-August.  News will be on Twitter.  

From the Independent, the now-old news about PBS having to snip scenes from Sherlock, and more recent news about Parade's End.

A bad spot in Blind Banker.  For more Chrysalis tumblr, use her Sherlock tagSherlock resorts to prayer

Cumberbatched via Nikki:  Cute in a suit, as always.   So ginger (and gold!).  More stunning GingerBatchRadioTimes Superstar!

Another fan fic by the lovely writer of Beautiful Dreamer: What Meets the Eye

Monday, August 13, 2012

From (many) visuals &c to Andrew Scott's birthday.

Well, this is gonna have lots of Cumberbatch.  Brace yourselves!

Cumberbatched moments:  Keep Calm and...  Benedict looking away from camera.  Need more Benedict on my timelineCoffee BatchIntent Batch: Just gorgeousThe dizzy rise.

Benedict as a different otter.  Art:  A brace of Sherlocks.

Cumberbatched posters:  Ginger and smilingBenedict Cumberbatch's dinner is cold... bothered?  Cumberbatched beyond hope

July 2012 in UK:  I met Benedict Cumberbatch.

Priceless look by John.  Another lovely John Watson smile.  :D

Sherlock rewatch: SiB and pilot. (Also some goodies.)

Saturday night (11-August) was another partial Sherlock rewatch.  Partial in that it covered only 1/2 of an episode -- the second part of Scandal in this case. 

Okay, marathon more than partial anything!

But Live Tweeting an ep takes much more time than 45 minutes.  :D  I began the second half of Scandal with @SherlockCares around 11pm last night, and we stopped around 2.45am!

Later August rewatch thus far will be 27-August: Reichenbach.  I'll post times to follow.

But tomorrow -- Monday afternoon, 13-August -- I may be doing the unaired pilot rewatch.  Do see Twitter for news on that, I pray you. 

Sherlock art, from the original to the BBC.  Amusing (non-Sherlock) pic of Andrew and Benedict.  :D  More unexpected/another funny pic!

Winsome in a jacket Batch

After this point: Spoilers for season/series 2.

Some Sherlock art in the spoiler zone:  Our Heroes and the Villain

A really amazing fan fic -- which despite being Johnlock, was so full of pain and love and beauty, just ravished my brain.  The writing and the voice:  WOW.  Beautiful Dreamer

Sunday, August 12, 2012

"An Incident in June."

Drabble style writing:  Two things, this is A SPOILER for Reichenbach, and also a thought experiment -- an incident more than a story.  Read at your own risk if you have not passed all 2010 and 2012 episodes of BBC Sherlock.

The man, who wore a pin-striped suit, eyed the text message again and sighed.  It was a very small sigh, but still a sigh -- not enough to disturb anyone except himself, really.