TwinkleDammit

Jeremy Brett



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  1. Public Bookmark 19

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    John Watson tells a believable lie. And then he tells the truth.

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  2. Rec 25

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    Three months after his resurrection, Sherlock asks where John is.

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    7 Dec 2014

  3. Rec 92

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    “Mr Holmes, I'm not in the habit of approaching . . . consultants. But you are correct. I have great faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And until recently, I also had faith in the rule of law. Only the second one has wavered. Three years ago my fiancé, Sgt. Neil Howie of the West Highlands Constabulary, went to investigate an anonymous report of a missing child in a remote place called Summerisle. He never communicated with me while he was there, and he never returned.”

    Summerisle is not a welcoming place to visitors, but it shows its best face at May Day. For ulterior motives.

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    Now featuring The Straw Man Fallacy Fanmix!

    Two hours of mood-setting folk, folk-rock, and metal arranged to loosely follow and build on the original soundtrack of The Wicker Man. (Also includes much incidental music straight from the film.)

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    27 Nov 2014

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Holy shit, this was an amazing amalgam of Canon and the new series. It's probably one of the best stories I've read in the fandom, as I'm largely a Canon-oriented traditionalist at heart, and this managed to honor both the old and new traditions beautifully - a fantistic assortment of subtle and not so subtle nods to the original stories and the new series, along with plenty of cute little in-jokes for the fandom (hedge hogs, otters, *sporfle*). I want to print this out and go back with a highlighter to see if I catch all the references.

    With the opening Baker Street scene, it read like straight, pure pastiche - perfectly set up structural elements following the basic outline of a Canon Holmes story: domestic scene, client comes to BS, client gets deduced, client tells story, off everyone goes, etc. And Sherlock's voice and Watson's writing and tone were so close to the original at first that I had a very hard time not hearing and picturing Jeremy Brett & Burke or Harwicke. It took a while for the characters to resolve into John & Sherlock.

    Probably my favorite reference was your paraphrase of the moss rose speech, simply because the original passage drives me bonkers every time: "There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as in religion, and it's fascinating to see the leaps some spiritual minds make. Claiming that the mere existence of aesthetically-pleasing plant genitals are suggestive of the existence of a benevolent god, for example.”

    LOL, indeed. I've always maintained that that particularly fallacious piece of reasoning was unworthy of Holmes, if very prettily put - I'm dead certain it was one of Watson's colorful embellishments that Holmes so loved to complain about, or else an interpolation by ACD.

    Oh, I also loved your idea that the original Victorian Holmes was Sherlock's ancestor. And the handfasting! So romantic. Gah, this story just hit all my buttons :) I swear, you had a list of wonderful references and incidents that you wanted to tick off one by one, right down to bees.

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    Post-Reichenbach. The return, the fallout, the pieces you pick up.

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    Sherlock knows what he needs. He thought he knew how to ask for it. Maybe he too, had been imprecise.

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    26 Nov 2014