I’ve done a lot of weird things in my life.
Leaving aside research, novel plotting, and video chats with Charley, I’ve had various surreal experiences – going to see the Hunger Games dressed as Sherlock, going to Camden Market in steampunk cosplay, and going to school on several own-clothes days dressed as a pirate.
But there was one day that completely takes the biscuit for the weirdest thing I have done so far in my life. We called it “Operation: Staying Alive”. On several occasions, we almost failed in that aim. Our parents despaired and our friends looked on in morbid curiosity.
Yes, my friends. I went with KM to the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street in London, England, dressed as Sherlock. She was John. We were handcuffed together.
Accompanied by our cameraman George, we proceeded to travel around what seemed like most of London, including far too many tube stations, North Gower Street (where BBC Sherlock was actually filmed), and the British Museum. We had a lot of footage, with many of the video files being too large to send even using dropbox, so it’s taken a while for us to get any of them out there.
But I managed it.
Part One of “Operation: Staying Alive” is now live on YouTube.
If you can’t see videos, here are a couple of photos from the day: