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T.o.b.y last won the day on March 17

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About T.o.b.y

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    Consulting Detective

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    Books, laughter, escapism in all its varieties...
  • Favorite series 1 episode
    The Great Game
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    The Reichenbach Fall
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Sign of Three
  • Favourite series 4 episode
    The Lying Detective
  1. Introverts, how is your day?

    Sounds great! Have fun! I envy you.
  2. What shocked me was how openly and carelessly some people just extended the ship to the actors themselves. Not in their own imagination, which would have been no problem I guess but publicly on social media. And that Amanda Abbington got death threats. That was horrible. I know actors put themselves out there but I still feel sorry for them when things like that happen. That's just plain wrong.
  3. I could only read the second article (the first site needed registration) but it made me feel sad. And also further cemented my seemingly unique opinion that it's a good thing the show ended and it shouldn't be renewed. I am grateful that even though he got tired of doing it, Freeman gave a good, solid performance to the very end and they all left us with a product that is complete and enjoyable. Not many shows manage that. I understand that all the demands for a certain ship became obnoxious but I cannot help wondering if the actors and writers had been quite so annoyed if it had been a heterosexual pairing. Maybe it's my "anti-gay" radar being oversensitive after many years of use but I can't help but feel a little uneasy on that head. I cannot imagine BC saying "we're not F***ing lovers" about his character and Molly, for example. Of course, the "Sherlolly" fraction seems less aggressive, so maybe that's why, but still... And I do understand how the expectations came about and still think it was the writers' own fault, to a degree.
  4. But you could theoretically just go out, buy a car and drive it home? Wow. We test drove a car a week ago. Now we're still fiddling with the sales contract. I had to make an appointment with the insurance representative to get that transferred. Then we need another appointment at city hall to get the car registered. And we have to order the license plates before that. Over here, getting a car is a process...
  5. Help with the new look Sherlock Forum!

    Could the problems have anything to do with your privacy / security settings? Do you have something like noScript on, for example?
  6. Episode 1.1, "A Study In Pink"

    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...
  7. Episode 1.1, "A Study In Pink"

    I deduce () that J.P. grew up in a socialist country during the cold war. Am I right, J.P.? DDR, perhaps? Being intelligent didn't get you into trouble with your peers when I was a kid, as long as you were naturally brilliant and didn't put any effort into your school work. I am not very gifted and had to work very hard to get the same results as the bright people and it was that which earned me the reputation of being seriously uncool. (Among other things).
  8. Ugh. Bananas. Another food I am not a big fan of. They're okay for me if they're fresh and not too ripe but I avoid cakes, sweets and other desserts made with them. No, we never had any peanut butter in the house. I don't think my mom ever wants to see it again, she was forced to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid and according to her, they made her sick. But I do agree that it would make a great emergency food and if there was a long term power outage and no way to get supplies, I would be glad to have some. There's actually a kind here that I think is okay. It's chunky and slightly salty and is sold at whole foods places. I got it by mistake once because the jar looks just like my almond butter and was surprised that it wasn't all that bad.
  9. Introverts, how is your day?

    I'll keep them crossed for you. And I should think that if you show up with an obviously knowledgeable person in two, the seller will be less likely to try to cheat you.
  10. Not only that, but my full blooded American mother hates it too! No wonder she lives abroad now, I guess our genes just aren't patriotic enough... P.S.: Chocolate + peanut butter is even worse for me. Ew. Or peanut butter and jelly. Also Ew.
  11. Introverts, how is your day?

    You don't happen to know anyone car-savvy who could come to look at cars with you?
  12. I hate peanut butter. But it is great as an emergency food because it doesn't spoil easily and is very nutritious and calorically dense.
  13. Episode 1.1, "A Study In Pink"

    Oh my god, imagine if a school handed out something like that today! I doubt that other kids had a problem with Sherlock's intelligence, it was probably more the way in which he expressed it... If his adult behavior is anything to go by.
  14. Introverts, how is your day?

    Sigh... My old car was already 5 years old when I got it and it was amazing and perfect (for me) in every single way. I was really hoping it would live to see its 20th birthday but nope, we missed that by a few months. When they told me it was beyond repair, I went whaaaaat? Nooooo!, like one of those relatives shocked by the news that grandma is ill at only 100 years old. We have a DEKRA place nearby, that's true. Guess we can take the car there. Good idea, J.P.! (DEKRA, for all the non-Germans around here, is an organization that inspects cars to make sure they're safe and meet legal standards.)
  15. Help with the new look Sherlock Forum!

    VBS, what browser are you using on your phone?

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