The Watsons :)
My drawing for acd_holmesfest on LJ. :)
I cannot thank Bert Coules enough for making ACD stories even better! Especially the later ones. First time I heard Lion’s Mane, my jaw kept dropping as the story progressed! It still does whenever I hear it (them) again.
OK please tell me: where can I find them?!?
If you have not heard these, place them HIGH on your list - they are made with great love for the characters, and are my favourite adaption of the canon. The episodes are for sale in various places (audible, itunes, etc), and also repeated periodically on BBC Radio. Generally you can listen to these repeats worldwide for a week after the broadcast.
Several episodes can be found on BBC iPlayer at the moment. You may need to skip past the first few seconds of the previous show.
The adaption of LION is indeed lovely. EMPT will tear your heart out on a stick as Watson suffers through the loss of both Holmes and Mary. On a stick, I tell you.
Certain episodes, IMO, also bring out some queer vibes from the tales, such as the in BLAN, where the delivery of Dodd’s “I had got into the way of supposing that you knew everything without being told” is quite poignant. I also felt a queer subtext around Colonel Hayter in REIG, though perhaps it is debatable. DEVI is a very intimate portrayal of Holmes and Watson, despite Holmes’s outrageously bad German accent as he recites Wagner in Watson’s ear. ;)
Holmes is drawn as having little interest in romance, perhaps to his cost, but his relationship with Watson is very deeply and lovingly painted. While it’s not a Holmes/Watson adaption, it also does not shrink from portraying the intimacy and affection of their partnership.
This series is pure awesomeness and love. I have the CD box, and never regretted paying €€ for it.
CumberHolmes and FreemanWatson. I painted these after having watched the first season the first time :)
Little Sherlock, now in a collage. I’m sort of planning more of these maybe ::D Finnish translation here !
Another reblog of old post.
Watson fusses over Holmes eating
This only had one note :c So reblogging myself XDD
To go with my Retired Holmes collage, here is a Little Sherlock one :))
Bwaha, I don’t think I have tumblrd this one
It is based on true happenings…in Second Life XD
To celebrate the first snow, here is a collage of snowy Holmes pictures from few years back :::D They were inspired by our adventures in Secondlife.
Holmes, Watson, by the sea, slightly freezing midnight skinnydipping. More bees more naked swimming, less detecting…something? Went a bit weird somewhere half-way through, but insisted on being slapped vaguely into shape and blogged so … *posts and runs for the hills*
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.
Drawings done while sitting at the selling table today at tracon:
Elina: What should I draw?
Kaikkitietäjä: Draw Watson having breakfast like in Russian Holmes!
Elina: I’ll add Holmes smoking for breakfast…
*a bit later* Elina: What shall I draw next?
Kaikkitietäjä: Draw Watson reading a bedtime story for Holmes!
Elina: Hehe. Ok.
Kaikkitietäjä: Ok? You’re just drawing it? I just thought it would be amusing because usually Holmes wakes Watson up, so that would be sort of the opposite.
Elina: Yah. I’ll add that under it XDD