Sherlock Holmes fandom, in all its forms, is a lovely thing. I want to show you something from my bookshelf, and tell you a story that might make you smile:
In 2008 I bought a copy of S. C. Roberts’ 1931 biography of Dr Watson. It’s a wonderful piece of fannish writing, but that’s not the story.
Lately I’ve seen a lot of BBC Sherlock drawings, where Sherlock is a merman and John is the prince. I’m sorry guys, but MerSherlock (or Merlock) is nothing new XDDDD
These are the drawings I did back in 2007-2008, when I had been a canon Holmes fan for 3 years. I have a theory that after being a Holmes fan for 3 years, you go slightly mad and start imaginging something like this.
My pictures from the Finnish Sherlock Con from last weekend can be found here:
I came home today and had got some mail!
There’s tea and a bee from spacefall!
And the Sherlock t-shirt I ordered!
About slash, subtext and innuendo
One of the (many :’D) things that bothers me about the RDJ films is how they seem to have all these ‘in your face’ gay jokes going on.
That’s not what really appeals to me as a Holmes/Watson slasher, especially in victorian versions. I always remember how my heart leaped when I first saw them walking arm in arm in the Granada series, or when I read how they showed caring in all the tiny ways in the canon stories. In the Ritchie film on the other hand, they clearly know about the slash appeal, and have made it into a source of farce-like jokes.
In the BBC it can be seen they know about it too…but in my opinion they did it better and more clever way by turning it all upside down. When previously in victorian times people would have whispered and wondered quietly about their relationship, now everyone just assumes they already are in one.
Heh, sorry. This was one of the things I needed to get out of my head. I have now decided not to go see the new Ritchie film as I really do not want to, despite all the Stephen Frys and slash slaspstick it might have. I promise not to say anything of it when the time comes, as I don’t think I should, having not seen it.(I might actually just avoid the internet alltogether.)
Meanwhile, I will await for the BBC Sherlock season 2 eagerly and might even try to force out some Holmes/Watson (or Sherlock/John) drawings ;D
reblog ‘cause: Snuggle feeeeeling… *snuggles*