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  1. 4 points
    That's a really good point, VBS. A lot of harassment goes unchecked and unrebuked because it simply would not be safe to retaliate. This is another point to consider when people wonder why certain things are only spoken about so much later than they actually happened. I think one aspect of the current public discussion is that there is a desire to change what is seen as normal and acceptable. In some cases, guys are being called out for behavior that was socially accepted when and where it occurred. I completely understand that they find it unfair that they're being villainized for just going with the flow twenty years ago but on the other hand, just because something is the norm doesn't make it right and norms can and should change. My attitude towards those cases is, yeah, okay, you didn't know any better. But now it's 2018 and we would really like to change a few things about how men and women interact so don't do it again. Thanks. I mean, if my grandparents learned not to use the n-word and to accept openly gay people, I really think you could learn not to grope women.
  2. 4 points
    Well, actually *this* made him a star in UK, long before Sherlock. As for liking it - I can't believe it, but I did fall into that rabbit hole too. BTW, I noticed that the new forum ate my American Mark warning and spoiler boxes. Aaaand - here is the other sketch. On paper - not on the stage.
  3. 4 points
    I would be very happy to rewatch Brett's series, and check on my feelings now I've seen Moftiss's one. That is, mainly, what put me in Sherlock Holmes's universe, some 25 years ago now. I think it should match technically...when watching the fog and the grey in London street in it, I had the feeling it was freezy cold even if the temperature outside was 30°C! So I have a great deal of hope on how it has aged! I think Moftiss rank this series in what they consider as very faithful to the wording by ACD (too much for them, as they think that ACD himself implied suggestions even beyond his words), and frankly we can't disagree with them on the point. The screenplayers didn't bother with any kind of interpretation or subtext in any way. The series thus relies on the actors' work, on the plots, on the setting, the clothes...And I'd say it worked, in spite of all that Mark Gatiss (I think he's the main one on the point) can say about it. Doesn't mean one can't make another Victorian Sherlock, things less focused on plots, more on geopolitical situation of the time, whatever.... There's still much to be found in ACD, that's what Moftiss's work reminded of us.
  4. 3 points
    Hm, personally, I have never felt any urge or imperative, biological or otherwise, to look for an older guy. Or any guy, really... But then, I met my husband when we were both very young, way too young to be "looking" for anything serious, we became friends, then lovers, then one day got married. I guess neither of us was ever "on the market". He is a few months younger than myself. We are a good fit for each other, I think... Don't know what either of us would gain from a greater age difference. I certainly never felt like I had to play dumb for him. Our first conversation was about math. I remember he drew some kind of graph on a paper napkin. Ah, the memories... Goodness, how did we get from Sherlock to human mating behavior? That's certainly not something he seems very interested in, certainly not in S1...
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    I agree with this. Men tend to marry "up" in terms of youth and attractiveness and "down" in terms of intelligence and socioeconomic status, while women do the reverse. I can't blame anyone for this; I think it's partially natural. I'm glad to hear that many of you didn't take quite the beating I did in school over intelligence; at least there must have been a few sane school districts out there! In any event, my experience doesn't have to map onto Sherlock in canon. It is just my own way of identifying with him, just like those with ASD often see him as on the spectrum and those who are asexual see him that way too. Sherlock is an interesting mirror in which to see ourselves and have ourselves validated, which is a pretty cool feat for a fictional character.
  7. 3 points
    No, you do not need Tapatalk to use the forum on your phone! I do so all the time. The login is at the top right, or should be, at least. There's a symbol that looks like three lines of writing (three horizontal bars). Click on that. A menu will appear. At the top it says: "existing user? Sign in". Click there and an option should appear to type in your user name and password.
  8. 3 points
    I think it's pretty common, actually, for people to empathize with the main character in a story. That's kind of the point in most stories, isn't it? For myself, I know I can't even watch/read a story unless I do ... why spend time with someone I don't feel some connection to? (It's hard enough spending time with people I DO feel a connection to! ) Would I give a person who behaved the same way in real life a pass? Don't know, actually ... if I adored him/her as much as I adore Sherlock, I might. I'm that pathetic. At any rate, it doesn't preclude me from also having sympathy for other characters. But my loyalty is to Sherlock. So if I had to choose between one or the other, or defending one over another .... yep, pretty sure I'd choose Sherlock.
  9. 3 points
    Oh, this is brilliant. You have to have the sound on to get the full effect.
  10. 3 points
    Found another stash: Strangely, I really relate to those last two....
  11. 3 points
    Actually Mark has pretty nice gams. He looks better in that outfit than I would. How depressed am I right now?
  12. 3 points
    I think Sherlock should be in charge of setting up the rooms, and then no one would ever escape. If someone does escape they automatically become the next Moriarty.
  13. 3 points
    It makes perfect sense to me. It's just that the show was originally very much to my liking, but since then has sporadically skewed off into some weird direction that I don't enjoy watching. If it were consistently that way, I'd simply stop watching, brilliant or not. But then the bastards mix in some truly delightful scenes....
  14. 3 points
    Just for the sake of argument -- I think that was the point, she let "sentiment rule her head" and spared Sherlock, when the safest thing for her would have been to eliminate all witnesses. I've said it so many times that I'm sure everyone around here would like to stuff the words down my throat, but I think we're meant to follow Sherlock's lead when it comes to Mary. He says her shot was surgery; therefore it was. He says she saved his life; therefore she did. When you look at her actions through Sherlock's eyes, so to speak, they make sense; if you believe him. The problem, of course, is that most rational people aren't willing to suspend THAT much disbelief, not even on the word of Sherlock Holmes! Good girl. I tend to agree, but ... it is what it is. I was struck, though, by the word "plausible." Really, what, if anything about this show has ever been plausible? I've always regarded the character of Sherlock as basically a superhero, complete with cape. Fun it is; plausible it ain't. Except the actors are so freakin' good that they somehow make these implausible characters seem real. It's a curious blend. It seems to work. Maybe even that's why it works? Hmmm. Have to think about that.
  15. 3 points
    How did you get a photograph of my study?😀
  16. 3 points
    I found where Mycroft goes when he fancies a burger - this is apparently part of the Burger King in Cardiff. From the outside this branch in Cardiff city centre looks a Burger King like any other. But when you go upstairs, through a couple of doors and into an area marked "No Entry" you find this directly above the main restaurant . The Mahogany Bar (as the room was once called) was first established in 1905 by wine importers Fulton Dunlop Company Limited but it’s believed a public house or inn had existed on the site since at least 1720. Now, it's used as an office or for Burger King staff meetings.
  17. 3 points
    Oh for the love of... If it's even really a picture of Locke at all and if it was actually used with that wordplay in mind, it's just funny. Goodness. I feel kind of sorry for all the people who were disappointed but for me, the way the relationship played out was perfect. I think the reason why I like S4 in spite of everything that I, well, don't like about it, is that I felt like it got John and Sherlock just right and left them in a great place together.
  18. 3 points
    So that’s about as clear as it could be. Not the best way to encourage Moffat and Gatiss to do another series really. Dont you just wish that people would read what people actually say and not what they want them to say?
  19. 3 points
    Indeed. I thought it was all fun and was taken aback of how nasty some jerks could be. Apparently winning big or keep winning is not a right way to do for a girl. It's virtual coins, good for nothing, and not that it's possible to cheat. That's from multiple stranger players, who interestingly, have their actual photo as avatars (at least it seems so, i believe they signed in with their facebook, which prove they are not so smart after all). And the nastiness stopped once I change my avatar to generic male. I guess we can sort of conclude that cyberballs must be bigger than actual balls. Sort of... I can't see your gif. I detect mockery but I think you have a point there. Yes agree. But like you said, every situation is different, because sadly, it's often not safe to confront those nasty boys. Imo, most of those jerks do what they do because they believe they can get away with it. Either they have back-ups, it's their turf, or because they think their targets are not capable to fight back. Some retaliation could be consider as provocation for them to act even nastier or even make them stalkerish. Again, from my experience, most jerks don't have actual balls but mostly collective (when they are with identical jerky friends) or chauvinist ball (when they assume certain type of female are weaker). I had couple of confrontations about those behaviors, mostly with more than one guy and very lucky to get away with it and hopefully with them learning the lesson, but I always played the scenario in my head about how it could go really, really wrong. So, safety first I guess.. although anger actually disconnect some wires from the brain to consider further repercussions. In that case, my advice, hit hard!! With words.. or..
  20. 3 points
    Aaaand this: https://twitter.com/Markgatiss/status/967056730340372481
  21. 3 points
    Fair critiques, sure. When they veer over into attacks on someone's veracity or commitment to their work ... not so much, imo. And "it's poorly written because it isn't what I wanted" isn't a critique either, but that's an awful lot of what gets tossed Moffat's way. He should probably learn to dodge, but then people would call him shifty ... oh, wait.
  22. 3 points
    Still doesn't explain why the change from "we're plotting seasons 4 and 5" to "we have no ideas for 5 at the moment". Annnnd, to get back to the topic title ... see this? ^ THIS is one of the side-effects! This show drives you crazy!!! (Okay, crazier.) You start obsessing over every little crumb of information they toss your way! And whimper when they don't toss enough! I think I should probably go curl up in the "you know you're obsessed with Sherlock when" thread until the fit passes.
  23. 3 points
    Oh lordy.... Reason #2064 why BC's fans think he's absolutely adorkable...
  24. 3 points
    No one who knows me ever asks me for directions. I could get lost in my own street! It’s weird but I have absolutely no sense of direction. Even in my town when a place is brought up in conversation and I point in what I think is the right direction someone always tells me that I’m wrong. I think about it for a while and become more and more convinced that I’m right. I’m 100% wrong every time! I never learn though. I found my way to a friend’s new house the other day. About 3 miles from my own house. I felt like Indiana Jones😀
  25. 3 points
    Oddly, what I'm conscious of is how much she invades his space. She's very predatory. Creepily so. I find myself actually rather admiring Sherlock's put down. Shame on me!
  26. 3 points
  27. 2 points
    I'm back, I survived, and I had a brilliant day. Bit bruised and battered, will probably be massively aching tomorrow, but I finally got to see plenty of snow, and also came across a brand new little lamb who had just been born. I did nearly have an accident from laughing too hard, but just about managed to hold it back!
  28. 2 points
    I kind of think Sherlock would be interested in the kind of conversation we've been having, predicting human behavior from understanding mating as an anthropological thing, not an emotional one. "Oscillating on the pavement means it's a love affair gone wrong. She's young and possesses symmetrical features typically considered a marker of good health and therefore attractiveness, but she is wearing an engagement ring far too expensive for the majority of men her age to afford, so likely an older fiance...."
  29. 2 points
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  31. 2 points
    Someone mentioned Walter White above. For me, I didn't like Walter, but I felt a connection to him because every dumb a$$ thing he did was a response to life kicking him while he was down, repeatedly and without mercy. I think intelligence alone is enough to make many people hate you. I spent my entire K-12 existence being called every synonym of "freak" that you can imagine. It took me until senior year in HS to get to the point where I was starting to feel that being myself, even if that earned me derision, was more important than trying to please everyone. Before that, I did everything I could think of to try to get people to like me; I even ordered a book about making friends and tried to employ the strategies, only to have not just kids, but *parents* say that there must be something wrong with me because of my intelligence. (Parents even told my own parents they were glad their children weren't intelligent like me.) And I promise, I didn't flaunt it about and I didn't do anything profoundly strange; just the normal day-to-day interactions and my grasp of information and nuance in class were enough to make plain exactly how I was different. For that reason, I give Sherlock a lot of room for his behavior, because if he went through something like I did, it makes for an interesting place to be as an adult. On the one hand, you want to protect yourself by appearing to enjoy exactly what makes you different - as long as people are going to think you are only useful as a party trick, might as well embrace it and use it to keep people who can hurt you at bay. On the other hand, the desire for human contact is still there, and every interaction brings the hope that you might find someone who accepts you as you are. I found my "John" in college (no Johnlock implied here ), and I was simply terrified that I would do something to drive her away, because she was functionally my first best friend. She was the one who would say "amazing" when everyone else said "p*ss off." Even before we found out about Sherlock's childhood in S4 (and man, I'm still trying to make sense of all that from a character standpoint), I think the fact of his brilliance alone is enough to explain quite a bit of his behavior and give him some leeway.
  32. 2 points
    Good grief. Wait, why am I complaining? At least you're not discussing shoes......
  33. 2 points
    The book is very good Carol. So is the movie in my opinion.👍 Youre right about the premise which is basically: Holmes (played by Nicol Williamson) is addicted to cocaine and obsessively persecuting Professor Moriarty, played by Sit Lawrence Olivier (who it turns out had an affair with Holmes mother. His father shot her after finding them together.) Watson (played by Robert Duvall)and Mycroft (played by Charles Grey who was Mycroft in the Brett series) conspire to get Holmes to Vienna to see Sigmund Freud (played by Alan Arkin). It does give an alternative take on The Geat Hiatus.
  34. 2 points
    Speaking for myself, I *always* make an exception for Lestrade. I enjoy many of our other supporting characters, but if I can pinpoint a specific malady with the show (beyond the ones I've already mentioned several times), it would be not nearly enough screen time for Rupert Graves. Our good Inspector is the star of the minisode, "Many Happy Returns", but that hardly counts. Personally I would love to see a crossover episode or, heck, an entire spin-off series where our two supremely dishy Silver Fox LEOs from the rival Holmes TV series, Lestrade and Captain Tommy Gregson of "Elementary" meet and compare notes on working with consulting detectives and, I dunno, run around together in their major metro areas helping each other catch villains. Tentative working title: "G. & T." Think I can sell it? If BBC Sherlock is well and truly defunct, than perhaps DI Lestrade needs to emigrate to the New York City Police Department and bring his Silver Foxiness to this side of the Atlantic. No reason why *he* needs to be out of a job because Mofftiss wants to pack it in.
  35. 2 points
    Mr. Nobody - 8/10 ...and I thought ‘Predestination’ was confusing. But seriously this is a great movie that makes you think and plays with big ideas and executes it really great. It’s mainly about a boy having to make choices after he is set before the task to either live with his mother or father after they separate, and we kind of see all the alternative lives that he could have lived. Also, Jared Leto is awesome.
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Get one of these😀 https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-wenger-swiss-army-knife-amazon-reviews/
  38. 2 points
    Sounds like fun -- as long as there isn't actually a serial killer involved. You might want to check the fine print.
  39. 2 points
    *snort* Advice given by one of our councils.
  40. 2 points
    For me plausibility isn’t about whether it would happen in real life since 99% of what occurs in entertainment wouldn’t happen in real life. Plausibility is more about whether you find what the characters are doing and saying under the circumstances to be believable or make sense. Of course what you find believable is influenced by what you experience in real life and how you react to the actor portrayals. Mary being a liar assasin who shot Sherlock wasn’t believable to me given the 2 prior episodes. They were going for shock value but it didn’t work for me. Generally when people find that the characters are no longer believable or plausible in a show is when the show phrase “jumped the shark” was coined.
  41. 2 points
    I have my sneaky, sneaky ways.
  42. 2 points
    Are you sure it's shorter? I think it's just swept back. But I suppose it could have shrunk in the infamous shower.
  43. 2 points
    Well, from what I've read, the "gay" interpretation goes back well before the Moftisses -- or even Billy Wilder -- were a gleam in their papa's eyes. But some people can find anything in anything, if they look hard enough. I'm trying to remember: when I watched TPLOSH, I never got the impression Holmes was actually gay, just that he said so in order to avoid sleeping with that creepy woman. But when I read what other people say about TPLOSH, it seems almost everyone accepts that Holmes was really gay and pining after Watson. Did I miss something, or is this another example of different interpretations? (And no offense to the actor who played Watson, but I can't see that particular Holmes pining over that particular Watson....)
  44. 2 points
    I will be forever grateful to my friend Mischief Girl for gifting me the complete Granada Sherlock Holmes series in a pristine (and massive) box set. I inherited her set after she converted her entire DVD collection to digital format. Me, I'm so old-school I still prefer the physical item. I have watched all of them, but I sped through them pretty quickly over a year ago, and need to watch them all again, this time more slowly. Mr. Brett remains the definitive Canonical Holmes for me. Until I actually dug into the stories, I had the popular conception of Sherlock Holmes as cold, rational, detached, and more or less humorless. The Holmes I encountered in Canon is mercurial, moody, sarcastic, witty, solicitous, infuriating, patriotic . . and extremely funny. Unless he's being a total arzehat to Watson and Mrs. Hudson (often). This man is anything but cold, detached and humorless. He has trained himself in these skills, and eschews 'common' emotions as grit in a highly sensitive scientific instrument (ie, Himself.) His life is a study in disciplining himself to transcend his own humanity in the interests of deduction, and when he succeeds at this, he succeeds brilliantly. But underneath the Great Brain there is a beating heart and a mass of very human contradictions. Or as BBC Dr. Watson put it, "the most human human being." Sherlock Holmes does not do anything tepidly or by halves, including his human side. Jeremy Brett captured this Sherlock Holmes--a man of great vitality, vision and eccentricity, but also of equally great negative tendencies and the profound loneliness of his singular position. I can't not see the very human parts of Sherlock Holmes after Jeremy's portrayal.
  45. 2 points
    Ah. I don't know, I think BC looks fresh and chipper in the video I just posted! And I hardly ever see anyone else. At any rate, I'm pretty sure I look older too, since then. It's been a harrowing year.
  46. 2 points
    No, it's one of the four videos that used to be available from John's blog. Weirdly enough, the others can be found on YouTube, but this one only seems to be on the official BBC site. It's a fake news report on the return of Sherlock, and at one point they show an apology and retraction written by Kitty Riley. She's not in it, just a still shot. I don't read any irony in it; she admits she was fooled by Moriarty and is "deeply sorry." I've been having that issue with Flash on one the websites I visit ... I finally went ahead and downloaded the latest version of Flash (which claims it has gotten rid of the vulnerabilities) ... and now everything works fine. I hope.
  47. 2 points
    What is about my face that makes people stop and ask me directions? Do I have an invisible neon sign that reads "I am a walking google maps, please consult me for directions"?!
  48. 2 points
    @Hikari I like Keeping Mum and Rowan in it. Although I don't see him as Watson though, in real life he has IQ closer to Sherlock I believe. @Herlock That is actually how I feel whenever I read about Sherlock stuffs that I'm not familiar with, which is everything! So don't worry. Good thing about the forum, it's good place to nerd out, although I get what you mean. Most time I have to stop myself before it gets too weird when I'm nerding about something, but mostly not about Sherlock, so your excuse is more valid than mine. @thread I watched House first before Sherlock. Only know tiny bit about Sherlock back then and even so, found out that it's not original ACD (I read Giant Rat of Sumatra). Didn't connect House to Sherlock but Wilson does remind me of John Watson's character. Anyway, I remember thinking House seems more 'social' than Sherlock from his history and his relationship with his peers. My favorite scene was ..SPOILER! SPOILER!! when he finaly agrees to go on date with one of his colleagues and tears her to sherd by deducing her actual motivation of wanting to go out with him. Which is quite a f-up motivation, it makes me sympathize and admire his character much much more after. @hiatus Carol is right. I don't think we will die just yet..however, you would see that it makes members go nuts. Back then, we started to do funny things, nitpicking everything and analyzing everything. Well of course, I am the sane one. Can't speak for others though..
  49. 2 points
    Yeah, I have no reason to believe anything Magnussen said, so that part doesn't bother me. I'm in the same boat as Boton; the closest I can get to an "in-universe" explanation follows on Mary's comment, in T6T, that John (and I paraphrase) "didn't make it easy" by being "so perfect all the time." Which revealed that she had a pretty romanticized view of John, imo. So I can sort of believe she might've thought he was too good for her, and wouldn't love her if he knew she had a rather questionable profession. And John did say, in TEH, that they hadn't known each other very long. That could easily translate to not knowing each other very well, either. Still doesn't explain the term "assassin", though. Although I believe that was John's term, in HLV; Mary neither confirmed or denied it, as far as I can recall. But if that was a red herring, and Moftiss wanted to ultimately reveal that Mary was actually a hero (which is what I was betting on), they blew it. To do that, they would have needed to disprove the "assassin" label for once and for all, and they never did. So many missed opportunities in S4. Why, why, why? To me, it all points to a last-minute decision to scrap a fifth season....
  50. 2 points
    Aw, this was posted above a fake recipe, I didn't even realise it wasn't flour until the recipe mentioned the risk of being bitten.

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