16th June 2013
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“To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen…. And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.”
“The woman who beat you.”
16th April 2013
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‘My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.’
-The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
I’m still hoping for that Christmas special!
18th March 2013
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“Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive? Is it possible that you succeeded in climbing out of that awful abyss?”
18th March 2013
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Because if you’re only getting your info about the original stories secondhand from the Sherlock fandom, well… Let’s just say there’s always a chance you’ll end up like that kid who thinks they know where babies come from, but who has not been well served by the playground gossip. Read the story now so you’re not the one everyone laughs at during middle school
health theory class.
This. And it is a very good story, so don’t miss out on it!
(then again, I’m still convinced that fans of any adapations should read the stories, since they are, well, the canon and not BBC!Sherlock, Elementary, the RDJ!movies, or whatever adaptation you fancy. And no adaptation, no matter how good, would exist without the canon or will ever be as good as the canon)
6th March 2013
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“A Scandal in Bohemia” is an iconic story, but it’s a bad index to Holmes’s attitudes toward women, simply because it is the first SH short story. Much of what Watson—newly married—tells us about Holmes’s lack of respect for women is flat-out contradicted by his behavior in later stories. I…
In “The Lion Mane”, Holmes has some quite surprising words about a young woman called Maud Bellamy : “Women have seldom been an attraction to me, for my brain has always governed my heart, but I could not look upon her perfect clear-cut face, with all the soft freshness of the downlands in her delicate colouring, without realizing that no young man would cross her path unscathed…. Maud Bellamy will always remain in my memory as a most complete and remarkable woman.”
Now the most interesting part is that “The Lion Mane” is one of the only stories which is written by Holmes himself. So maybe his attitude towards women is actually different than what Watson thinks ?
As for other women “villain”, the Three Gables has an evil Victorian cougar !
Well, Watson being Watson (three continents, etc.) and also being not very observant (“You see but you do not observe”), to him Holmes definitely seemed colder than himself in regards to women. Holmes never was one of those who you could call wearing their heart on their sleeve so bearing in mind that majority of Holmes interactions with people are seen through Watson’s eyes, I am not surprised that the good doctor was mislead in this regard.
1st March 2013
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A very interesting article, which should especially be read by fellow fans who like to use the ‘You may marry him or murder him or do whatever you like with him’ (or a variation of the same) to claim that Doyle didn’t care at all about Holmes and what was/could be done to him and that contemporary fans so have no right/base to complain either if we are not too happy about certain things in adaptations/pastiches/etc.
(and speaking about Holmes and adaptations – I found a watchable copy of Мой нежно любимый детектив! Sadly without subs, but I’m still ridiculously excited to watch it and very much look forward to see мисс Холмс/Miss Holmes and мисс Ватсон/Miss Watson in action! And well, I am starting to understand certain things while watching Russian films/whatever. Not much, but it is definitely a start and makes watching such movies even more fun!)
17th February 2013
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It is always a joy to meet an American, Mr. Moulton, for I am one of those who believe that the folly of a monarch and the blundering of a minister in far-gone years will not prevent our children from being some day citizens of the same world-wide country under a flag which shall be a quartering of the Union Jack with the Stars and Stripes.