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You know, I’d be totally cool with “Moriarty” being Moriarty’s (twin) brother Colonel James Moriarty, who wants revenge on Sherlock.  Or if the Moriarty we saw die is actually that Moriarty and now we’re going to meet the TRUE Moriarty.  Eh?  Eh???


I felt about three seconds of outrage when I saw this.  And then I realized that interpreting the original story like that—Holmes killed Milverton for the “righteous” reasons stated, Watson just made up shit to cover his friend’s ass—is awesome on many levels.
I personally don’t think Holmes is above murder at all.  Murder is an incredibly human thing to do.  He would obviously try not to murder people, but if push comes to shove I don’t see him absolutely refusing to do it.  This is especially true of the BBC Sherlock (at least Moffat’s version), who started off the entire show by torturing a dying man to get Moriarty’s name.  Righteousness contrasts him with Moriarty and with Mary, who both committed wicked murders as freelance work.
I mean, what do people think Sherlock was doing when he was “dismantling Moriarty’s network”?  Calmly talking down Moriarty’s operatives over tea and pastries?  If he didn’t kill at least one person while he was away, I’d be shocked.
Anyway, in summary: I like this interpretation and what they did with it in their version.  It makes a lot more sense to me now.

I felt about three seconds of outrage when I saw this.  And then I realized that interpreting the original story like that—Holmes killed Milverton for the “righteous” reasons stated, Watson just made up shit to cover his friend’s ass—is awesome on many levels.

I personally don’t think Holmes is above murder at all.  Murder is an incredibly human thing to do.  He would obviously try not to murder people, but if push comes to shove I don’t see him absolutely refusing to do it.  This is especially true of the BBC Sherlock (at least Moffat’s version), who started off the entire show by torturing a dying man to get Moriarty’s name.  Righteousness contrasts him with Moriarty and with Mary, who both committed wicked murders as freelance work.

I mean, what do people think Sherlock was doing when he was “dismantling Moriarty’s network”?  Calmly talking down Moriarty’s operatives over tea and pastries?  If he didn’t kill at least one person while he was away, I’d be shocked.

Anyway, in summary: I like this interpretation and what they did with it in their version.  It makes a lot more sense to me now.


‘What is the meaning of it, Watson?’ said Holmes solemnly as he laid down the paper. ‘What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable. But what end? There is the great standing perennial problem to which human reason is as far from an answer as ever.’

The Adventure of the Cardboard Box,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (via makokitten)

This is probably what inspired “the universe is rarely so lazy.”  ACD Holmes was always worried about things happening for no reason in the grand scheme of things.  That, at the end of the road, only shadow and misery awaits humankind.  But he tried to take solace in the beauty of a rose (or, in BBC Sherlock’s case, maybe the stars) as evidence that Something good exists somewhere.

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So desirable in every way were the apartments, and so moderate did the terms seem when divided between us, that the bargain was concluded upon the spot, and we at once entered into possession.

So desirable in every way were the apartments, and so moderate did the terms seem when divided between us, that the bargain was concluded upon the spot, and we at once entered into possession.

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Happy Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, sorry that character you hate is what you’re known for.

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via jameskirke 1 year ago link 693 notes #bbc sherlock #acd #dat quote

‘What is the meaning of it, Watson?’ said Holmes solemnly as he laid down the paper. ‘What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable. But what end? There is the great standing perennial problem to which human reason is as far from an answer as ever.’

The Adventure of the Cardboard Box,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (via makokitten)



“There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.”

“There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.”

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Killed Holmes

Diary Entry by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, December 1893 (via better-left-invisible)

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Trying to write a paper on 'Gloria Scott' and then I started talking about how much of a jerk Victor is until I remembered that isn't from the story. I thought you would appreciate how Texts has leaked into school work. - <3
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We made the conscious decision to have Victor be the darker version of John Watson, since we couldn’t really tell a story with two Johns.  In the original story, Victor was stubborn and prideful, obviously a Daddy’s boy, and ended up having a mental breakdown/identity crisis after reading the letter.  I mean, he was “heartbroken” in Sherlock’s own words and ran off to India to plant tea.  Pretty intense.

In my mind, he was more physically threatening/aggressive with Hudson than not.  That’s extrapolated from this passage: “Well, matters went from bad to worse with us, and this animal Hudson became more and more intrusive, until at last, on his making some insolent reply to my father in my presence one day, I took him by the shoulders and turned him out of the room. He slunk away with a livid face and two venomous eyes which uttered more threats than his tongue could do.”

Texts Victor is rooted in canon, but yeah, the very dark parts had to be transplanted in.

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sirarthurconandoilies:

ACD cranks that soulja boy.

how do ski

sirarthurconandoilies:

ACD cranks that soulja boy.

how do ski

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via vaalkyries 1 year ago link 1,747 notes #acd #sherlock holmes #calm down bro

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via poirots 2 years ago link 1,103 notes #bbc sherlock #acd #soul mates #always reblog

bennyslegs:

you can rly see how much he changed the character 

pilot!sherlock looks desperate and kinda needy

official sherlock is a lot more cold and collected

I like to imagine pilot!Sherlock is very similar to university!Sherlock.  He seems much younger, much closer to the Sherlock described in A Study in Scarlet.  It mystifies me that they chose to change his characterization so much.

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via bennyslegs 2 years ago link 26,483 notes #bbc sherlock #dat pilot #acd #sherlock holmes

seaofglasz:

Oh my gosh I just have so many Jeremy feels.

I want to love him and snuggle him.

Thanks Seth.

#I KNOW HE’S SHERLOCK #SHUT UP

A few ACD scholars have written about how they think Sigerson is his own person.  So there’s probably an AU where Jeremy and Sherlock are running around together.  Seems like an OT3 with John to me.