‘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.’
“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.”
Diary Entry by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, December 1893 (via better-left-invisible)
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–Anonymous
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.
ACD cranks that soulja boy.
how do ski
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.
Oh my gosh I just have so many Jeremy feels.
I want to love him and snuggle him.
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.
iamilex replied to your post: sherlock these women are so much younger than you…
Only by about a decade, give or take. :D Actually, how old is Sherlock? I vaguely remember his age getting discussed before, but I can’t remember if that was here or on the kink meme…
Sherlock is two years younger than John in ACD canon. So, if John is 37ish (according to Scandal), then Sherlock is 35ish.
Nobody hates Holmes like Sir Arthur hates Holmes.
poor baby, it’s almost like John cares that you were seriously injured
I swear to god it’s like he thinks he’s a doctor or something
shut up and sit down before you hurt yourself
You just write him too well, Seth. I spend about 80% of my time watching the show just wanting to smack his stupid butt right in the face for his various acts of recklessness/general idiocy and it just translates too well into your interpretation of him.
For all his genius, Sherlock just doesn’t think things through and/or weigh the negative aspects of anything and/or understand someone else’s point of view. Not looking before leaping, jumping in feet first, etc. The most infamous example has to be The Dying Detective, I think. Convincing your best friend you’re seriously going to die is a great idea, especially after he’s already thought you were dead for three years.
Also, thank you.
Ugh, The Dying Detective just a;sldkfja ;sldfkja;sldkjf;alsdkjf. I can’t even with that story. It’s just unnecessarily cruel. There was really no reason for Holmes to convince Watson he was really dying, except in that he continues to doubt Watson’s ability to act. After all that time (though I’m pretty sure this one is set in 1890, and The Final Problem is set in 1891, so he hasn’t pulled the “dead for three years” stunt yet) I just really can’t understand why he would feel the need to do that.
I’ve always thought there must be other factors at play, though I can’t think what they would be. I mean, he’s always perfectly happy to mess around with his own health, but he didn’t make a habit of screwing with Watson that much. It’s just beyond the pale. Note that we’re dealing with Holmeshere, not Sherlock, who is much younger and much more of a moron at this point in his life (hence his experimenting on John in HOUN, whereas in a similar situation in canon Holmes doses himself instead). Usually his bad behavior stems from not thinking - which is generally limited to his own welfare, which he literally doesn’t consider at freaking all - and I can’t believe he didn’t think about telling Watson he was dying. It’s a big deal.
I am actually not sure where I was going with this so I’m going to stop now.
Oh, whoops, you’re right. Dying Detective was published long after Final Problem, but set a year before Final Problem. Fun times, Conan Doyle chronology.
Anyway, yeah. All of that.
Random as hell Victor feels tonight, so I’m reblogging this again:
So we stumbled across some amazing commentary on Arthur Conan Doyle canon’s Victor Trevor:
[…] Victor Trevor never really recovers from the tragedy that befell his father, and at the end of GLOR, the reader learns that Trevor is working a tea plantation in India. Holmes says that he thinks that he is doing well, but it appears that he has lost track of his old friend. Trevor occasionally makes appearances in various pastiches, recently turning up in the graphic novel, Sherlock Holmes: Year One, where the young Holmes is on a desperate errand to prevent his friend from self-destructing – amongst other plot points. While the canonical Victor Trevor only appears in the one story, he provides a blueprint for Dr. Watson, and perhaps, in a way, for Inspector Lestrade. By showing Sherlock Holmes the type of man that the Detective could relate to, he prevented Holmes from being entirely alone. It might be going too far to say that without Victor Trevor there would have been no Dr. Watson, but he certainly laid the path, and provided precedent and context, for a solitary man to have need of a companion, after all.
ALL MY CREYS.