My Little Corner of Sherlock

Be patient and tough, someday this pain will be useful to you. ~ Ovid

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A surprise Johnlock experience today, wanted to share it with you.

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This morning I went to an event in a park, where an Oral Storyteller, a Seanchaí, performed under the 1,000 year old Allerton Oak [a tree where people have been meeting since 1086]

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I knew that a Holmes story was on the agenda, along with several others, it was billed as an ‘oral tale of Sherlock Holmes and his best kept secret.’ Yep…you guessed what that secret turned out to be!! 

The seanchaí, Jonty Monahan, prefaced the story by explaining it had been in the oral story world since 1900, and had been past around in pubs and underground clubs, mainly in the avant-garde and bohemian worlds.

Jonty then told the story of Holmes and Watson hunting Spring-Heeled Jack around the streets of Liverpool and meeting the famous gang the ‘Rips’. [So called because they met in grave yards - from R.I.P on the tombstones.] The leader of the gang blackmails Holmes with something he has discovered and this leads to Holmes failing to solve the Spring-Heeled Jack mystery. The subject of the blackmail is later revealed to Watson; Holmes and Watson had been caught in flagrante delicto in their hotel room by a bell boy who had told the Rip Gang leader. At the end of the story, a sad John Watson, reflects that if it hadn’t been for Holmes seeking to protect John from scandal and divorce, Sherlock Holmes would have been the toast of England having caught Spring-Heeled Jack.

Speaking to Jonty after the event, I asked about his feelings on Mary Morstan or other Watson wives, in light of the story. Jonty summed it up eloquently;

"Mary or any other wife were merely a deflection in the original stories and consequently hid an aspect of Doyle’s modern thinking and insight into alternative forms of true love. Just as Holmes led in the world of forensics, he and Watson also had the chance to allow conservative readers to understand how a homosexual love affair could be stable and an asset to society. But the culture at the time won out."

I like that summation. Maybe the culture is receptive now? Softly Softly we go! It was a lovely surprise to have a m/m century old fan fiction told to me in great detail and with great storytelling skill. 

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Also viewable at Vimeo.

Artist: Harry Chapin

Summary: In the beginning, there was Sherlock Holmes. And Holmes brought forth the brilliant doctor House, embodied by the lovely Hugh Laurie. Who prior to that in Fortysomething played a slightly less brilliant doctor, Paul Slippery, who begat three sons, the eldest of which was played by the equally-lovely-if-somewhat-peculiarly-named Benedict Cumberbatch. Who of course grew up to play Sherlock. And the Universe looked upon its work and pronounced it good. And then my head exploded.

THIS

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Look at how smug and confident he was when he entered the restaurant… But the moment he saw John for the first time after two years he turned into a nervous puppy. Sherlock Holmes was actually stunned for a moment,

that.

Someone gif’d the moment! Thank zeus. 

It was only a split second; I missed it on the first few watches, but once I saw it I couldn’t unsee it. 

It makes a huge difference in watching the restaurant reunion: without it, the disguise scene feels like a gimmicky writing gag.

With it: the scene is a heartbreaking tapdance of nerves and deflection.

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I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

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LET’S DRAW SHERLOCK! SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE: NO ONE’S LOOKING - :How’s the Diet, Mycroft:(open in new tab for large pic)Markers, pencils and pens on cardstock; Photoshop CS3.
Huzzah! Here’s my submission for this month’s letsdrawsherlock challenge: what characters do when they think no one’s looking. When this challenge came through, this idea IMMEDIATELY sprang to mind, so much so that I haven’t any other ideas for the challenge, hah hah :D 
I love the (literal!) running gag in BBCS that Mycroft really sucks at keeping his diet, so here he is sneaking a sweetie from his “hidden stash”, only to have his obnoxious little brother catch him in the act. 
I based the foodstuffs on Jos. Louis’. Because they are highly addictive, highly caloric, mighty delicious snack cakes. Not sure if they have them in Britain, but let’s pretend he got them imported. He’s the British Government - he can do that.
AND it’s my first time drawing Mycroft!! I quite like how he turned out. Guh, I hope I can solve the wonky-head issue I have. I always draw characters with elongated skulls. It looks weird. BUT, I do like this one. My little Sherlock made me giggle so much. Hee hee.
LOL PERSPECTIVE WHAT’S THAT URRRG. Anyway. Hope you guys like it :) 
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LET’S DRAW SHERLOCK! SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE: NO ONE’S LOOKING - :How’s the Diet, Mycroft:
(open in new tab for large pic)
Markers, pencils and pens on cardstock; Photoshop CS3.

Huzzah! Here’s my submission for this month’s letsdrawsherlock challenge: what characters do when they think no one’s looking. When this challenge came through, this idea IMMEDIATELY sprang to mind, so much so that I haven’t any other ideas for the challenge, hah hah :D 

I love the (literal!) running gag in BBCS that Mycroft really sucks at keeping his diet, so here he is sneaking a sweetie from his “hidden stash”, only to have his obnoxious little brother catch him in the act. 

I based the foodstuffs on Jos. Louis’. Because they are highly addictive, highly caloric, mighty delicious snack cakes. Not sure if they have them in Britain, but let’s pretend he got them imported. He’s the British Government - he can do that.

AND it’s my first time drawing Mycroft!! I quite like how he turned out. Guh, I hope I can solve the wonky-head issue I have. I always draw characters with elongated skulls. It looks weird. BUT, I do like this one. My little Sherlock made me giggle so much. Hee hee.

LOL PERSPECTIVE WHAT’S THAT URRRG. Anyway. Hope you guys like it :) 

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Join me for Fanart Friday on Friday Nights right here on Tumblr between 8 and 8:30 pm! NEXT FF is SEPTEMBER 26, 2014! I TAKE SUGGESTIONS! :D

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When you’re raised by emotional abuse, there’s a kind of void inside, and we’re taught that to fill it we need to act like Good Children, Good Citizens, Good Workers, Good… Whatevers. But no act of a good child will ever fill that void. No achievement, no award, nothing we do can fill it. Because that void, that voice, is what drives us as children to behave the way our parents want us to behave, and if they let us know that we are good people — regardless of whether or not we get straight As or win the gymnastic championship or whatever — that void might vanish. We might see ourselves as worthy. And their dynamic depends on us seeing ourselves as unworthy. It depends on the void.

Learning to get rid of that void is hard.

Apparently, installing it is easy.

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