Browsed by
Tag: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Walks The Streets Of London

Sherlock Walks The Streets Of London

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:…

Read More Read More

Why We Care About Fictional Characters

Why We Care About Fictional Characters

It’s funny the way we care about fictional characters. I mean, we know they’re not real, but something inside us cares what happens to them. We want Frodo to destroy the ring without getting killed; we want Jack to let Owen back on the Torchwood team; we want Sherlock not to fall. It matters to us. Why does it matter to us? Fictional characters are fictional. They don’t exist, they really don’t. Often, however, they outlive their authors. Walk up…

Read More Read More

Breaking Technology

Breaking Technology

Here’s a surprise – I am not about to tell you all about the times I’ve broken my laptop, or the way that my camera considers me the devil incarnate and therefore refuses to work on moral grounds, or the fact that the data counter on my phone stopped counting for four days leading me to almost go over my limit, even though all of these are topics on which I am quite the authority. I am going to talk,…

Read More Read More

Why “Sherlock” Is Good TV

Why “Sherlock” Is Good TV

*This post contains spoilers* *All pictures via Tumblr, or occasionally Google images; all credit to original owners (generally the fandom or the BBC)* If you live in the UK, or have BBC elsewhere, you’ll most likely have seen / heard of Sherlock. Based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, it takes the famous detective and puts him into a 21st century environment, and into the body of Benedict Cumberbatch. John Watson is fantastically played by Martin Freeman – I…

Read More Read More