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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Three last tastes of December 2013!

Because it's the holidays... sweets to the sweetest fandom around!

Mycroft reading to baby Sherlock by the great mystradedoodles.  Isn't this adorable??

Cumbercupcake of Ben in his red velvet with baby Smaug (from #AskSmaug) by delightfully.  8)

In case you hadn't seen any new s3 pics of Sherlock and John, here are several at The Scottish Daily Express.  Probable spoilers if you read that article!

Happy New Year -- see you all soon.

When Sherlock and John will wreck us again.  Won't they?  Grab your tissues, your shock blankets, and make sure to have plenty to hydrate with.  I'm sure Team Sherlock will make us need it!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Spec on s3...

Okay.  Probable s3 spoilers and very likely feels or trauma.


I've been pondering ["Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?"] and I have some dark thoughts about s3 finale.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mystrade; John's blog; spec or spoilers?

Need something to distract you -- or feed your SH obsession?  What about the classic fics?

Like the fantastic Mystrade by kazvl.  This particular installment is a) brilliant b) involves angles of something you've seen in s1 c) is as always, amazingly written.  I do not ship; but her writing carries me off.

In fact, I treat this series (Fire and Ice) as an alternate universe of our SH universe.  Which I adore.  Anyone who can make me suspend my belief that way for an AU is spectacular.

And have you checked up on John's blog lately?  Because it's been updated.  If you read nothing else, read his last blog post for Many Happy Returns.

Of course, if you want a teeny bit of possible spoiler for s3, there's Twitter RP with CAM...

Or you could get lost in the Final Problem tumblr (what fangirls do).

Sherlock mini ep: s3 prequel.

I will put up the mini episode here for you -- sorry it is so late, my dears!

(ETA: Smaller screen version here.)

But I wasn't online for several days:  we lost power.  In the winter.  During an ice storm.  8(

We had heat, so it wasn't all dreadful, but it sure wasn't fun either.

No Internet access during that time either.

Merry Christmas from Sherlock!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The hurtful real-life scene.

A week ago the lucky people who attended the BFI got to see the premiere of s3 ep1.

And something bad happened there.  I don't want you to take away "This was all bad" because our fellow fans are being supportive of the fic writer.  Because that's what fans do.

If you're on tumblr, do go add your support if you would.  Please.

[A few tumblr users have added comments, such as this comment and that one -- we have such a lovely cuddly fandom! -- and that comment and this apology from a fan (not C.M.) which curses very rightfully.]

[Remember...  Save your Semtex for Dear Jim!  He's got a monopoly in-universe, y'know.]

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A few MANY things about s3.

Various sources... say that the BBC will air the Sherlock mini-ep online.  Check BBC America and the BBC iPlayer and whatever BBC you have.

Alternately, find you a site that promises, as this one does -- warning, lots of S3 pics, possible spoilers! -- to share YT links as soon as they hit!

So far I haven't heard anything about PBS airing the SH mini ep.  Odds are it is very short.  Perfect for YT, eh?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A round of Batch!

Cumberbatched:  TTSS GuillamBatch photo set.  Murder Is Easy with a lovely Luke Fitzwilliam photo set.  Smiling casual Ben, in profile.
Set of photos:  Ben and Martin, both dapper, posing in suits.

Sherlocked and Cumberbatched!

Thanks for giving us Ben.  Recognize those cheekbones?  8)

s2:  Sherlocked... and the bed in Scandal.

Brief (one minute!) vid:  The Moment That Moved Benedict Cumberbatch to Tears

Considerably longer vid, over an hour, about Twelve Years a Slave.  [Ben is showed very briefly, and the (producer?) also has a baritone voice, so be warned.]

"I don't want to survive.  I want to live."  ~ Solomon Northup

"I want to survive..."  ~ Solomon Northup

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pre-order s3 on iTunes UK; and blocking spoilers.

Because Christmas is coming, and so is Sherlock.  Maybe he'll wear the antlers for Mrs Hudson this time?

Non-spoiler review of s3 ep 1 by our pals at Sherlockology!

Another non-spoiler review of Martin meeting Benedict, in both The Hobbit and s3 ep1.

About s3 spoilers: The Baker Street Babes have some tips for us all.

Bonus:  Christmas cupcakes from the delightful maker Cumbercupcakes, vereentjoeng!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

With s3: Please consider your fellow fans. xo

Sue Vertue has requested that everyone who saw the premiere of s3 ep1 not spoil TEH for anyone else.  Can we do that??

Please, do remember not all fans get to see s3 at the same moment!

Today was a tiny handful of fans.  1-January-2014 is when the UK and any nearby countries who can watch BBC One see TEH.

19-January-2014 will be when the USA airs Sherlock s3 ep1 on PBS.

I don't know when YOU get to see s3.  Amazon tells me that I can't have the DVDs until February 2014, so I'll be rushing home Sunday night on 19-January!

So... consider your fellow fans.  Mark your spoilers with warning labels; obscure spoilers, tag them, hide them inside links if at all possible.  PLEASE.

Because we're all waiting for these guys.

Some treats, music and Cumbercupcakes!

What's that, John?

Benedict as Little Charles (from August: Osage County).  Ben singing here, thanks to Silvia reblogging on tumblr.

And a MP rating for all media involving Benedict Cumberbatch!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Xmas 2013: Sherlock mini ep!

Chinese fans' nicknames for Sherlock and John via Radio Times.

Sherlock mini episode to air on Christmas Day via BBC Red Button.  FYI:  It's called "Many Happy Returns" too and is said to include John but not Sherlock.

I don't have all the info for the mini ep, but allegedly non-BBC subscribers can access Red Button.  (Yes, I Tweeted @anglophenia, so hopefully we'll know soon.  Fingers crossed!)

And the BBC has an interactive trailer for Sherlock now!  Be warned:  The Daily Mail has an article about the trailer -- which includes spoilers and spoiler pics!

ETA 29-Dec-13:  Link for Many Happy Returns here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A side of hot Ben-- SH-- whatever!

Also Cumberbatched (beautiful monochrome!) and a little fan art.  Because S-lock is a funny answer to Reichenbach angst.  Really!

Fandom mashup: I'm a sucker for--

From Great Game:  Sherlocked and Cumberbatched, mmm!  Same here, or when Ben smiles while garbed as Sherlock.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Batch with some SH and Mystrade.

Casebook moments...

Cumberbatched on stage, Tweet here.  Isn't Ben lovely in this costume!

Julian Batch.  Because reasons.  Via official movie Twitter account here.

And because I just knew you were missing Mystrade, have a little family-friendly image here via the always fantastic mystradedoodles. 8)

Alone is what I have.  Alone protects me.

Friday, December 6, 2013

New official s3 pictures!

WARNING:  Some images contain s3 (season/series 3) spoilers.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

#AskSmaug and Cumbercupcakes!

Thanks for the #AskSmaug transcript -- via this Tweet!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

London 2014: PBS Masterpiece contest.

Masterpiece sweepstakes to visit London in 2014; for American and Canadian fans.  Sorry to my fellow Sherlockians elsewhere!  8(

I heard about this via a friend's Tweet.  Do invite your friends too from the Sweepstakes website!  If you've friends in the States, do please tell them (and then make them take pics for you!).

It should tell you what kind of Anglophile I am... that I was getting excited about various parts of London and not so much about Downton Abbey.  It's a lovely place, certainly, but London is more appealing to me, sorry!

I am a Downton fan, but not a Downton fangirl.  That is the difference.

Also, there are many places in London, historically, that get me geeked.  Streets.  Buildings.  London Bridge...  Theaters, parks...  This isn't even getting into the rest of England!

#SherlockLives: The s3 promo device...

So the BBC has released Sherlock season 3's airdate...

Comments about the Device and fandom's reaction off tumblr.

Bonus fan art of John's... problems with Sherlock.

Monday, December 2, 2013

More setlock. Because.

Level of setlock varies.

The Woman texts Sherlock:  I like your silly hat.  Let's have dinner.

Probably she wouldn't care for him to attend like this, however.  Nice smirk, Sherlock!

A little more of Sherlock here and there.  In costume, Martin admiring [or is he??] Ben's blue suit.

Definitely spoiler potential for ep1 of s3, with JM!  And doesn't Mycroft look lovely here?


Some April 2013 setlock for ep2.  The tumblr photoset from deareje shows both Ben and Martin in tails.  8)

Mildly in setlock category, since this is posted officially:  Some characters/actors listed, including MM and this gentleman for ep2.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Synopsis or setlock? You decide!

Feeling up to (possible) spoilers?  Desperate for s3 news?

(Art thanks to a fine artist at DevianTart.)

This might count as setlock, this synopsis from Den of Geek -- but it may not be.  Definitely possible spoilers inside!

No, I haven't read it, so I'm guessing.  Despite how much setlock I've seen, I'd really rather NOT be spoiled.  So if you click and are spoiled, your curiosity did you in, my dears!

Cumbercupcakes: #SherlockLives!

#SherlockLives - the Twitter reaction at Radio Times, and four, no -- five Cumbercupcakes.  As the first pic has TWO Cumbercupcakes, bonus:  three versions of Sherlock!!  Enjoy!

Friday, November 29, 2013

omg! BBC airs S3 ep1 on 1-Jan-2014!

And New Year's Day is #SherlockLives Day.  Just so you know.  Beware the BBC's promo picture, high probability of causing feels.  REALLY.

(But here's a companion funny-teaser to cheer you up!)

Spoilers for S2 ep3 past the break!

Short commercial break... nah.

Another piece about Sherlock and Ben and Martin by Caitlin Moran: The Seven Wonders of Sherlock.  Via Cumberbatchweb, so it's the whole piece.  Bless!

Must be from 2010, in case you're wondering, as she wrote it before The Great Game was originally aired.

Cumberbatched poster of forgiveness.  ;D

Cumberhug poster:  beware, Third Star feels attached!

And yes, in case you are wondering, you can indeed pre-order Sherlock s3 at Amazon, for Canada and the USA.  I think their website may crash and people are gonna have their friends send the DVDs from North America.

BUT... Amazon now tells me that I shall get my s3 DVDs in February 2014.

Now, I still plan on watching s3 air on PBS come 19-January-2014, but I foolishly thought I might get my DVDs sooner.


Anyone taking stowaways to the UK next week???  Please!  Suddenly I feel that there's gonna be a really whiney Interweb -- okay, we already were, but-- but-- S3!  Spoilers.  TWITTER.  =swoons=

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Belated setlock.

Setlock Cumberhug... awwwww!

Ohhh, darling setlock.

More Martin posing in setlock -- how is THAT relaxed, you sassy man!  =holds my head in despair=

Monday, November 25, 2013

New Sherlock s3 trailer!

So... the Doctor Who "Day of the Doctor" came out on 23-Nov-13.

And something else did too.  Sherlock lives!!!

I figured maybe you hadn't heard, or hadn't watched it multiple times, or... well.

WARNING:  The very first shot may give you terrible feels.  Really.

Brought to you by the delightful fans at Sherlockology -- and many thanks to jaggedrain for alerting me also!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

BBC will kill us anticipating DW + SH.

Because the Doctor Who special is coming this Saturday...

And I am a Classic Who fan... while most of my TL appear to be New Whovians...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

More Batched, naturally.

Such a beautiful smile Ben's got, doesn't he!

A moment for handsome Mycroft.

More Cumberbatched:  Good night, Twitter.  Smiling Ben in shades and suspenders (monochrome).  JulianBatch photo set.  Ben talking about Shakespeare and being beautiful.

EW taking a hard line on fans "not" making the box office for The Fifth Estate.  Really?  We had how many movies to pick -- not even counting how many Ben alone is in! -- and you write this.  Srsly.  (Yeah, eye rolling, not even reading it, sorry/not sorry.)

Here's a quote/photo set from TFE.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NOT setlock: Sherlocked.

Sherlocked:  Reblogging because cheekbones.  Sherlocked, looking down --moment of possible Reichenbach angst, be warned!

Bonus:  Little Favour leaves you speechless, a review.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bit of MorMor shipping.

Shipping.  Do not subscribe -- BUT.

If a writer can get me to disregard that, get me to play along with the story, then it's a win.  Particularly if the writing just plain works.

For example:  Fanart ficlet that starts with 'Seb from PR.'

That is my kind of Seb.  And Dear Jim fits.  Found via the great mystradedoodles mormor tag.

This fic is set before The Pool, in case you're wondering.  8)

S2 (Reichenbach) SPOILERS after the break!  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Recent s3 news!

Two sides of the coin:  The official BBC image for Sherlock s3.  Then The Woman's interpretation of same.

Well, three -- here is the view from the other side.  I believe this would count as setlock, wouldn't it?

Here's the press release/news about the first official image, with some bitty spoilers, from Hartwood Films. 

Thoughts about Mycroft on Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Day, in Sherlock: Gunpowder, Mycroft and Plot.

And oh!  The lucky sods in London will get not only a premiere of s3e1 next month, BUT they also get a question-and-answer session with some of the cast!!!

So 15-December-2013 will be a big HUGE day in Sherlock fandom.

I wonder if that means the UK will get to see all of s3 before New Year's Day?  We still don't know, the BBC has not yet announced airdates.

Monday, November 4, 2013

I promised you setlock.

Setlock, can you keep us until January?

This must be the kiss-off.  I mean...

Anyone else would just look silly.  How can Ben look adorable and silly and it be more the first thing??

These two... that is all.

Some photosets of Martin (mostly) between takes; and them both in the last setlock.  FYI:  The cab shots are hard to see inside their windows! and so are the pics here in more setlock.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Keep calm, fandom.

... because you know he is.  (In January 2014 if you watch PBS.)  Check your local listings, nearby countries, and possibly Amazon too until the BBC announces their programming schedule.

And I wager John's fist is ALLLLL ready for that day!

Many thanks to the fantastic Lokke for letting me use her picture.  [I have the best Tweeps EVER.]  Here it is on her tumblr.

This is the Lokke who made The Cake btw.  Yes, THAT Sherlock Cake.

The Cheltenham Lit Fest cake that James Rhodes teased Benedict about... on Twitter.  I wonder if James emailed the pics to Ben?  Bet he did!

Psst!  She made Sherlock wallpaper cards too.  Check 'em out!

Yes, this mini-CheltLitFest 2012 reunion brought to you courtesy of Twitter and tumblr.  The InterWebs thank you.

All Souls Day, Team Sherlock style. ;)

Three shades of Ben:  Little FavourFrankenstein, and BBC Sherlock -- a holiday version!  SPOILERS [for Sherlock s2 ep 3] after the cut!

Note that this s2 Sherlock is a) specially in keeping with Halloween and b) very likely to cause Reichenbach feels.  You have been warned!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Martin and Andrew; Little Favour and Ben.

My golly!  Little Favour got into Esquire!  Yes, THAT crowdfunded indie movie that Ben and his friends made!! News via Much Ado's tumblr.

They also have an article about Ben and fans... "Why Women Love Benedict Cumberbatch."  Start of Esquire Weekly article here.

Some Tweets from Adam Ackland about the first laurel for LF, and our thank-you, and here's the first pre-order day (includes 3 of the 4 producers' names).  Here's the stats roundup from Laura, both specifics and general stats, who is keeping track of the WorldWide CumberCollective Orders.  Best Campaign Slogan EVER

There is a map of countries who can order Little Favour, and those who want to get it.  Make sure to Tweet and get added!

Ben is everywhere!  Here's his mocapping as Smaug via Sherlockology.

Andrew Scott did a thank-you vid to supporters wishing him happy birthday.  Also via Sherlockology.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So Batched: More Cumbercupcakes--!

From the Graham Norton Show -- with Harrison Ford! -- to portraying Smaug... to Jimmy Fallon and their Rickman-off... to the cover of TIME Magazine.  Ben has been very busy!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

What did Benedict do lately?

Well... he was on the Graham Norton Show Friday 13-Oct-13.  With Harrison Ford.  (Pics here via Radio Times.)  Which I haven't hadn't seen (yet!), but it's on Youtube.  Right???  [ETA:  Yes, I did see it yesterday, and no, I don't have a link for entire show. Yet.]

That day, Ben was interviewed on the Today Show -- and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon -- and I've lost track of what else.  All in one day, mind you!

I think Ben was going for the gold medal in "I never sleep, do you?" Olympics.  Seriously.  How many shows did you DO in one day, Ben? you're insane.  ("You're just getting that now?")

Little Favour iTunes' NUMBER ONE!

You can buy Little Favour on iTunes.  Taking pre-orders of 5-November-2013.

VODzilla has a short piece about Little Favour, which includes the official trailer, in case you missed it.

ScreenRant is a bit more spoilery.  As is WETA, but hey, with news like this!

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Short Film ‘Little Favour’ to Get Worldwide iTunes release

And this is what I was looking for -- how high up Little Favour is in the iTunes.  From PREORDERS.  Holy mackerel!  Here's the press release as of 24-Oct-13.

Number frickin' one!

BTW, some of the info on these sites will be duplicated.  I've read them already.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Immortal words: "Get to work on that, internet."

And they were written by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch himself.

I kid you not.  Go thee and look up his Reddit AMA chat; here's the synopsis at Geekiary.  Expect to find plenty of sass and also his trademark intelligence.

Yes, the little picture really says:  "Hi Reddit! Ask me... anything...?!? X"

I made the picture extra large so you could read that, but just in case you cannot, it's deliberate.  8)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

PBS airdate for s3: 19-Jan-2014!!!

Many thanks to my Tweep jaggedrain who alerted me to this news today.  So I found out almost immediately: woot!!!  Let us celebrate!!

ETA:  Oh yeah, here's the link from PBS itself, which includes the EW link.  It is indeed official.  Now we just wait on the Beeb.  I predict a run at Amazon Real Soon.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Last week, Mark and Ben...

Things I missed recently:

Mark Gatiss' birthday was 17-October-13 and I forgot... 8(  I'm glad the rest of fandom didn't!  Such as the Gatiss Guild, who posted pics here.  Mark says this and that.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Setlock, oh YEAH.

The Hat.  Grinning, Sherlock still wearing the Hat and his new blue scarf too.

A not too pleased Sherlock on Baker Street.  Gotta stop letting Sherlock go in there, I tell you; see, even John agrees!

I don't think you're SUPPOSED to do that to your face, Martin.  This, now, that's better (monochrome).  Maybe.  Even more setlock pics here.

Setlock or safelock -- or just plain Batched?  You decide!  Monochrome, in costume but almost too Ben [smiling] than Sherlock (still lovely!).  Smiling safelock of Ben as SH and also here from the side.

Deductions and speculation [really!] plus setlock pictures, which may prove too spoilery for some readers.  I just skimmed this, but I'd already seen some of it.  Also includes some of the images seen in the BBC s3 trailer.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Some eye candy...

(Go buy that on DeviantArt!)

"Wait, what people?"

How the Sherlock fandom has been feeling as of 1-Sept-2013.  Or maybe it's been all of 2013... or during s3 filming... or since the finale of s2.  So many choices!

Ohhhh right.  Like that's gonna happen!

In all seriousness, I'm glad to be part of the SH fandom.  Met lots of great people that I'm very happy to have in my life.  Likely a good thing I didn't formally join the Tweep version until s2 aired -- less wear and tear on my family and local friends.  A shame none of them are fangirls/fanboys though!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A rainy day in October: a fic reply.

I woke up.  I was trembling.  Well, I say trembling.

Was it my own breathing that woke me?  No; it was the echoes.  I could still hear my own voice, which was repeating, 'John.  John!'

He wasn't there.  He didn't come to me, he didn't hear me, he wasn't-- I stopped myself.  My mobile was already in my hands.  It barely rang.

I said into it, 'Mycroft--'

'Yes, Sherlock?  Everything is fine.'  There was a slight emphasis to the words.  All of them.

'John... he...' I couldn't continue.  Both of us ignored my harsh breathing, too loud.

'John is fine. I had a team on him.'  Mycroft paused.  'I noticed a "homeless man" as well--'

I could hear the word 'alleged' and ignored it.  Just as I always ignore things that are unimportant.  Trivia.

Monday, October 14, 2013

S3 Setlock master post.

If, in the time between Sherlock series 3 airing and now, you find you long for setlock...

Then here you go:  my setlock tag will lead you to all my setlock posts.  I'm making this into a master post, which I'll hang on my sidebar.

Of course, many months from now, when they start filming series 4, that will mess this up.  But that's WAYYYYY in our future!  8)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cumberbatched, fan art, and...

Cumberbatched:  Have to pause.  So cuddly.  For English Journal.  Fallen because of [redacted] in The Last Enemy.
MORE Cumberbatched:  This one from Esquire November 2013 is tagged NSFW [not safe for work] so beware!  There's an iTunes link for Esquire UK here.

Sherlock fan art:  Not the Johnlock you're looking for.  When Sherlock's relaxing.  Really the Johnlock you wanted.  From The Woman, a little warning.

Top girl: Olivia Poulet interview [you'll remember her from Blind Banker, yes].

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Setlock: just some.

A little light setlock...  our (various) boys posing for ep 1.

Setlock from the very queen of setlock, deareje:  Look at Ben, almost entirely in character, trying not to grin in first pic.  Direct tumblr link here from August.

Clearly Johnlock -- or is it?

Silly setlock/safelock:  shouting.

And this quite probably isn't setlock -- look at the hair! -- but isn't he pretty in that hat?

It’s Official: Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson Own Sexiness

It’s Official: Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson Own Sexiness per Anglophenia.

With this face, how could he not??

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cumberbatched: Yes.

Caitlin Moran summing up BBC Sherlock.

Cumberbatched:  Good night, all (formal in a black tie).  What every Cumbercookie wants to hear from Ben!  Leaning against a wall in a really scrumptious outfit.

Oh, if ONLY!  Via this Tweet.  But alas!  The link is for a spoof video.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Desperately Sherlocked, eh?

You can tell when we Sherlock fans are desperate for more Sherlock... we pull out our favorite pics and gifs to retweet, reblog, repost...

And also reread fics, rewatch fan vids, re-everything.  We are The Fandom That Waits -- and waits, and waits...

Which is how I can tell that Radio Times is full of Sherlock fans.  They too are doing this.  Cf. 20 life lessons learned from Sherlock, and my source for that picture.  How does Ben manage some of these faces??

Some of my faves are the pics for 10, 11, 12 (naturally), 19, 20, and the opening pic they used, which is from Blind Banker.

Yeah... of course I repost pics too.  8)  Have some Vatican Cameos!!  Or Silly Batch smirking.

Cumberbatch news:  Ben (fanboying) about Harrison Ford.  (They'll be on the new Graham Norton show together -- on this Friday, 11-Oct-13 per the BBC.)  Here's the May 2013 vid for that off Jimmy Fallon's show, thanks to Cumberbatchweb!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Spec, the Casebook, Japan, Frankenstein.

Mmm, speculation about Mycroft and Sherlock and...  Probable s2 spoilers, beware!

About Mycroft's power -- and of course, his first-rate brain.  Mycroft's hobbies?

Sherlock and John arguing via Post-it notes in the Casebook.

A video from Japan (direct tumblr link here):  Ben's interviewed about STID, himself, women...  As usual, Ben mumbles, so turn up the sound on this!

Thinking about the differences in their characters:  Mycroft and Sherlock.

If you're seeking Danny Boyle's 2011 Frankenstein in your country... it could return.  Check out Cumberbatchweb as well as NT Live.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sherlock swag and quizzes.

Radio Times loves us!  They're doing s1 and s2 quizzes.

Quiz One:  A Study in Pink
Quiz Two:  The Blind Banker
Quiz Three:  The Great Game

If you have NOT seen 2012 Sherlock, beware s2 spoilers.

Quiz Four:  Scandal in Belgravia
Quiz Five:  The Hounds of Baskerville
Quiz Six:  The Reichenbach Fall

RT also asks:  What official Sherlock merchandise would YOU like to see?

Here I think perhaps their research has failed them... as RedBubble, deviantArt, etsy, and other sites are already supplying this need for fans.  Being rather weary of the Beeb's slowness on supplying goodies.

The Sheetlock body pillowcase was up for sale not long ago as well -- sorry! it's gone from StorEnvy now, but the tumblr image remains.

That was via the WearSherlock tumblr.  8)  If you can't find the Sherlock DVDs, they have them too!  If you want SH props and swag, that's your source.

Psst!  In case you were wondering, SherLEGO will be voted on come January 2014.  Go fandom!!!

Film trailers: Ben and Martin.

The newest trailer for the newest installment of that movie... you know... the one with dwarfs?

The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug official trailer

Today I also saw a longer commercial for The Fifth Estate -- they all look great, but this particular commercial looked really impressive.  I can see why they were going crazy at TIFF over it.

Here's one [!] of The Fifth Estate's official trailers.

Wow.  The trailer for 12 Years a Slave only has a teeny bit of Ben, but that film was firing people up at TIFF too.  This really is gonna be the Cumberbatch Year!

Since Martin might be feeling a bit left out, here's the teaser trailer for The World's End.  [Which I really want to see, but will probably have to await it hitting cable.  Grr.]  Because if you've seen Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead, you won't be spoiled.

If you haven't seen them, you might just want to go see the movie first.  Madness by Simon Pegg; enough said!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Is there enough setlock? Nah.

Safelock:  *Waiting for series 3 to air*  Amanda and Benedict.

A moment of anti-setlock.  Be careful, the pic might upset you.

Must be ep 1, the boys in their coats, turning heads to glance...

Setlock monochrome art!

Setlock:  SH surrounded by... ahem.  John as his usual self (or is he?) and Sherlock, not so much.  From That Guy, Sherlock is getting WHAT?

It's That Guy.  Again.  What's he doing in ep1??

Monday, September 30, 2013

Tumblr, oh yeah.

Who are some of my favorite tumblr users?  The ones who inspire me to get lost in their sites, yeah, those.  These sites do include s2 spoilers!

The Final Problem.  Sheetlock, the RF Theory that is as enormous as Dear Jim's own network, the Cakebook -- which includes Cake or Death (go read the notes!), you name it; these are all tags on her page btw.  Also, if you ever need funnies, go into her tag:  Every Sherlockian Family Is Sherlockian In Its Own Way.  They are -- as another Sherlockian says -- GOLD.

The Norwood Builder.  I keep her site open all the time, actually.  I love her Holmes speculation. She marks s3 spoilers really carefully too. *

I Believe in Mycroft. And I love her speculation. *

mystradedoodles. *  I have a whole post just on her lovely fun amazing (add more compliments, do!) artwork here.  She also does fic prompts.  8)

* Mycroftian and/or Mystrade sources, as well as other Sherlockian goodies.

Favorite SH fan artists would be mystradedoodles (my current mystradedoodles favorites here) and Red Scharlach (my favorites here).  Both of them also do Cabin Pressure art too!

If you try my tumblr tag, you'll find more.  :)  Or get lost in a sea of tumblr, whichever happens first.

"You say it's your birthday; it's my birthday too."

Today is my birthday.

I've discovered a few great birthday greetings from Sherlock [sort of] so I thought I'd share them here. Thanks to other Sherlockians this week... who were also born under the zodiac sign of Libra.

So I thought I'd make a birthday card for my fellow Sherlockians' birthdays. 8) When's your birthday? Happy birthday from Ben and Sherlock -- and Smaug!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ben and TIG.

I first heard about Ben starring in the Alan Turing biopic... maybe last week.  Which is called The Imitation Game.  Or TIG on Twitter.  :)

TIGmovie is their Twitter account.

TIG is filming now.  So of course there is Tiglock!  Ruther2 is your expert.

Really, Ben never seems to sleep!

Fan vids and dancing.

SHERLOCK // fix you. by TransparentDarkness

Music by Coldplay, crisis and Semtex provided by Moriarty...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Edible fan art: sweet!

Cumbercupcakes which include all sorts of 'Batch cupcakes, and a Johnlock cake (really, I'm not making that up).  All created by the fantastically talented vereentjoeng; do applaud on Twitter or the SoDelightfully tumblr!

Here's the nine Cumbercupcakes for his birthday.

Ben's three snazzy suits at TIFF.  John Harrison Batch.

Even Yukatabatch!

There is an answer key for Ben's roles in 2013.  Plus Frankenstein and the creature, Turing Batch, CurlyBatch with his favorite shirt -- and if you wanted to see ALL the Cumbercupcakes, click on these tags:  Cumbercupcake and Cumbercupcakes.

The cupcake creator was featured on Buzzfeed too:  These Benedict Cumberbatch Cupcakes Will Ease The Pain Of Him Not Winning An Emmy! along with bonus gifs of Benedict in Japan.  8)

Bonus Cumberbatch moment:  Peter Guilliam from TTSS, in profile.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ooooh, yes; setlock!

A small setlock teaser from a Steve Thompson interview (text).

And in case you didn't know, Ruther2 is your go-to guy for setlock and spoilers.  Try his Twitter account and prove me wrong; I doubt you can!  He's writing up s3 spoilers on Storify.

New s3 pics from the BBC website:  22 pics, some of which you've already seen and some you may not have.

Two guys, hey, we know those derrieres!  Look at those smiles; Martin and Ben mostly but not entirely in character.  Both in character for ep 3.

Setlock photo sets: Our cuties 21-Aug-13 (part 1) Love his smile (part 2) and part 3.

Maybe setlock, maybe just safelock:  Sherlock and John.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sherlock: A team effort.

Quote:  "It's a team effort, I couldn't do it without him -- I need him."

Cumberbatched at TIFF:  100 points for attempt.

Star Trek's Safety First, the neutron cream prank video.   Discovered via Punked by Simon Pegg...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Videos via SDCC, RT and TIFF.

ComicCon Sherlock panel on YouTube!  Thanks to Sherlockology for the link.

Direct YouTube link to the SDCC panel here just in case.  Published by Masterpiece PBS, clocking in at over 42 minutes; another vid to get your snacks and settle in for!

Golden Globes' interview of Ben at TIFF, but the sound is really quiet; another interviewer who isn't on the ball and making sure we can hear!  Different from the red carpet TIFF interview posted recently.

Benedict Cumberbatch talks Sherlock, The Fifth Estate and The Imitation Game in new video interview at Radio Times.

The Imitation Game is the biopic about Alan Turing.  Ben's interview in The Hollywood Reporter 20-Sept-13.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Cute TIFF; Buzzfeed collects tumblr.

Spoilers for s2!

Buzzfeed felt we in the SH fandom were lonely, so they put together a nice long collection of tumblr posts to show everyone what our fandom's like, i.e., tumblr explains why "Sherlock" needs to come back on the air right now.

Such as:  After the BBC s3 trailer -- gif via tumblr.  At school today... 

By the way, some of these have been around for over a year -- they're from after we began to survive post-Reichenbach.  I'm fairly certain others hit tumblr within hours of Great Game!

Cumberbatched:  Ben trying that gesture at TIFF, different angle.

Little Favour coming soon!

The trailer for Little Favour is out; and it is bloody and violent.

If you have a weak stomach, are at work or school, or young kids are around, do not watch trailer.  It may upset you or them.

Buzzfeed has a synopsis of the journey of Little Favour (titled "Benedict Cumberbatch Is Beaten And Bloody In His Latest Project") in case you want a snazzy recap.

Screen caps via tumblr if you can't watch the trailer right now.

For a producer moment that involves no violence, look here.  :D

I missed seeing this update last month, but the mid-August news was about screening Little Favour.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Some s2 speculation.

Because Great Game naturally leads you straight to Scandal... they're together.  8)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vote for BBC Sherlock LEGOs (and NTA 2014)!

Sherlock LEGO set.  You know you want it!  Here's the SherLEGO tag at Sherlockology.

To vote and get LEGO to make them, visit their website.  They won't make it without 10,000 supporters; today the LEGO team left a comment applauding BBC Sherlock fans for reaching 5,000.  8)

And strangely enough, the current supporter count is 6,892.  (It was 6,841 when I began writing this post less than forty minutes ago.)  We can definitely pass 10,000 before the 6-January-2014 deadline!  Voting open to anyone.

Moriarty was added 16-Sept-13.

(FYI, this would be Martin Freeman's second LEGO character, since his Bilbo has already unlocked the LEGO achievement with The Hobbit.)

And in case LEGOs weren't enough, both Ben and Martin have been nominated individually in TV Detectives at the National Television Awards 2014.  Voting open to UK fans -- so please vote!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Never ever enough setlock, eh?

A perfect word picture of safelock/setlock.  Bless!

Safelock:  Short break between takes.  Pics of Ben.  Ben looking into distance, sunglasses reflecting something...  Laughing 21-Aug-13; same picture is crisper in Tweet.  Martin taking a snack break.

More fans behind Ben (in his spoiler-costume).  John shouting into the doorway.  Both our boys.  Unusual expression for Ben, IFO Speedy's.  A lovely lot from the fabulous queen of setlock, deareje.  Tweeted here if you want to RT.  What's in that cup, Sherlock?

View of the huge setlock crowds on 21-Aug-13; yep, that's Ben/SH wayyyy down there.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"This is your living, Sherlock."

Did you want screen caps from the BBC One trailer?  How about gifs?  Because tumblr has gifs.

Here, the s3 quote is superimposed over s1 and s2 screen caps; warning, probable feels!  Order is Scandal, Study, Baskerville, Study.

I think it's really cool that Team Sherlock likes to send out Tweets, comments, pics -- you name it -- to tease fandom.  Okay, maybe it's just that I enjoy the entertainment factor.  8)  Because I'm a twisted person, eh?

Final Problem also notes that although Ben WANTS the States to get Sherlock simultaneously as the UK, it is not within his power.  See the May 2012 (!) Masterpiece video itself.  It's 47 minutes long, so settle in with a beverage and some snacks.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Herrings versus s3 spoilers.

To celebrate the fact that Team Sherlock is combating setlock for s3 ep1 -- yes, they are! -- here's the short video about filming fake scenes.  I suspect a red herring hunt will be big come s4... and maybe while we await s3.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Criminal Element and pics.

Six shots of s1, two per ep.  Pretty.

Cumberbatched pics with quotes.

There's a blog just for mystery and crime fiction, the Criminal Element.  Here's their tags for Sherlockiana and BBC Sherlock.

They are seeking bloggers, so you could apply.

Spoiler zone for s2:  

RF:  Ordinary people and The Hero's Free Tour of the Underworld.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Almost all Cumberbatched: TIFF.

Cumberbatched:  Ben posing at TIFF.  Another TIFF pic.  Photoset at TIFF.  Oh God, the cuteness!  Cutiebatch, with his own hat.  Windows to the soul.  Cuddly little Cumberbatch, smiling.

Ben being interviewed at TIFF last week.  Warning:  Quality of vid said to be poor.

I'm sensing a theme here.  :D

TIFF 2013: A bounty of Benedict Cumberbatch performances from the LA Times.  Psst!  Spoilers inside that link if you haven't seen STID yet!

Minor SPOILER for s2:  Need a bit of Reichenbach?  How about Moriarty in the flat?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Third Star and the Britannia award.

Sherlock/Third Star- "And there's no tragedy in that." vid by eTimelordConsultant

Really major feels -- both for TS and Reichenbach.  You have been warned!

Want Third Star?

Now you need something funny.  A mix of Reichenbach feels and funny, I promise you.  If that doesn't help, how about a pretty moment of job description from The Hobbit?  Or you could try Benedict's latest masterpiece... at TIFF.  8)

BAFTA LA is having a Benedict party!  Guess who's getting the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year?  Benedict's receiving this 9-November-2013.  WOOT!

BBC America is broadcasting a special of this on 10-November-13 "at 8pm ET as a two-hour special including footage of the Britannia Awards Red Carpet."