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  1. 6 points
    https://news.sky.com/story/amp/sherlock-star-benedict-cumberbatch-saves-cyclist-who-was-being-attacked-11392492 The Solitary Cyclist 😃
  2. 5 points
    Per VBS's suggestion in another thread, Tim has set up a new rank. It has no specific name, because when you get to 5,000 posts, you get to make up your own name for it. At least five of you (T.o.b.y, Arcadia, Camper, J.P., and Pseud) are currently eligible -- congratulations, guys! Three others (Fox, sfmpco, and VBS) are very, very close -- so be thinking what you want to call your new rank. Please let me know if I've missed anyone! In order to set your new rank-name, go to your profile page, click Edit Profile, and if you have 5,000 or more posts, you'll see a new box at the top (it's currently labeled Member Title). Enter your personalized rank-name in that box, then scroll down and hit Save. Your new rank will then be displayed wherever the "old" ranks are, namely on your profile page and (on computers) above your avatar picture each time you post.
  3. 5 points
    A great detective once said the art of disguise is knowing how to hide in plain sight.
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  5. 5 points
    Do not keep your guard down. I repeat, do not keep your guard down.
  6. 5 points
    I don't feel like socializing but I want a cookie..
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    😄 No, of course not. Church wedding. We only did registry office when we got married but church is an important part of my husband's life so that had to follow eventually and the time was right this year. We did it as an extended anniversary celebration because I said I wasn't going to be a bride again and pretend like we haven't been living as a married couple for years already. Fortunately, the minister went along with that. She was great, I must say. Everything went well. Hosting parties is just not my thing.
  9. 5 points
    Since I'm not a lad, no. Honestly it's a misnomer, if anything it should be called tits going by what I've glimpsed of the contents.
  10. 5 points
    (source, with short video of the transaction)
  11. 5 points
    Almost makes me wish I was a dog.
  12. 5 points
    I think it's more about Sherlock realizing how badly he has treated Molly in the past rather than him being particularly mean to her in that specific situation. He calls her with an odd request and her first response is to assume he is mocking her and the feelings he knows she has for him. It doesn't even occur to her that something is wrong because his being a dick is just so common in her experience.
  13. 5 points
    I haven't seen a tadpole since I was a kid. Where have they gone? I was cleaning the bathroom today and discovered something behind the toilet that looked like a large kind of worm. Shrieked, dropped my rag and ran. My gallant husband, hearing the commotion, came to check on me and when he heard my story ventured into the bathroom with a bucket and tongs to catch the strange vermin. Shortly after, he came out laughing. It was nothing but a broken hair elastic that I had lost a while ago. I need new glasses, I am afraid.
  14. 5 points
    Thanks for the link, Sheerluck. With apologies to the London Times, I repost the article on behalf of readers who don't feel like going through the rigamarole of registering for an account just to get a princely 2 articles a month free. Here is one of mine for the benefit of all. Enjoy. My favorite bits are in bold. ******************** As an Old Harrovian who counts Richard III as a distant cousin, Benedict Cumberbatch gives the impression of inhabiting the narrow end of the class pyramid. Not so, the actor has said in an interview in which he described having to “posh up” for his latest role as an upper-class drug addict and alcoholic. In a testimony to the infinite gradations at the top of the British class system, in which everyone but the Queen must protest that there is someone posher than themselves, Cumberbatch said that the title character in the television series Patrick Melrose was far loftier than a son of two actors. “He’s properly posh,” he told Radio Times. “I know everyone goes on about the posh thing with me — but despite looking it, I am not that class. That class is landed gentry. I had to posh up for this.” He drew his inspiration for the character by getting to know Edward St Aubyn, whose semi-autobiographical books were the basis of the five-part television drama. The author was born to a couple who owned homes in Britain and France and who sent him to Westminster School in London. Cumberbatch said that people might confuse him for being posher than he was because he had a name that sounded like a National Trust property. “Have you been to the tea shop at Benedict Cumberbatch? Fabulous cream teas. And a beautiful shell grotto!” Cumberbatch, 41, has previously described himself as middle class. In an interview with Vanity Fair last month he said that capturing Melrose’s haughty attitude and vocal mannerisms did not come easily. “I went to a very posh public school, second to Eton, yet I had only one friend from the landed gentry,” he told the magazine. “I’ve been trying to knock the corners off my accent ever since I left Harrow.” Dominic Dromgoole, a former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe, prompted Cumberbatch to defend his schooling in 2013 when he said that there was a “real worry” that acting was becoming the preserve of privately educated people. The actor responded that it was a false trend. “People have tried to pull together a pattern because Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Damian Lewis and I were all privately educated,” he said. “But James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy weren’t and they’re equally talented. It’s just lazy to try and create a private-school elite. I’m definitely middle class, I think. I know others would argue, but I’m not upper class. Upper class to me means you are either born into wealth or you’re royalty.” He added: “OK, maybe I’m upper-middle class.”
  15. 5 points
    I don't remember reading this before! Someone who actually liked TFP interviewing Moffat, and Moffat giving less evasive answers than usual. Mostly about Eurus and how they came up with her character. www.vulture.com/2017/01/sherlock-showrunner-steven-moffat-the-final-problem.html I remember that last bit though, so maybe I have read it.
  16. 5 points
    As opposed to.... the cat really wrote it? It's been more than a decade since I read sorcerer's stone, but pretty sure this horrendous creature is in it.
  17. 4 points
    Just because he's not afraid to shoot himself doesn't mean that he has no fears at all. It's possible that his greatest fear was losing to his most worthy opponent -- and his greatest dream, worth dying for, was beating him. I thought his greatest fear was staying alive. Or being bored, I sort of forget which. At any rate, I agree that even psychopaths can have fears and dreams, they're just not necessarily what the rest of us would call rational ones. It's always been my impression that Moriarty never meant to leave that roof alive in the first place, so I guess it could be seen as a win-win situation for him? I agree it doesn't make a huge amount of sense -- to ME, but I'm (relatively speaking ) normal. Moriarity struck me as being bats**t crazy, so maybe making sense was not something he was overly concerned with. I think Moriarty as much as says that in TRF (again, talking BBC version only here.) JIM: Ah. Here we are at last – you and me, Sherlock, and our problem – the final problem. Stayin’ alive! It’s so boring, isn’t it? It’s just … staying. All my life I’ve been searching for distractions. You were the best distraction and now I don’t even have you. Because I’ve beaten you. Looked at that way, it's a miracle he lived as long as he did.
  18. 4 points
  19. 4 points
    ... or a sensible person for knowing that it'd get you fired?
  20. 4 points
    Going nuts about tits. Sounds a bit dendro-nutritio-ornithological.
  21. 4 points
    I don't know if I can answer your question because it doesn't really apply to me... I like the Doyle stories. Certainly don't consider them to be of high literary value, but like them. I received a paperback copy of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" for my 13th birthday and fell absolutely in love with Holmes. I proceeded to read most of the short stories and two of the other novels during my teens, the rest later as an adult. I was never interested in watching any TV or movie adaptation before BBC Sherlock because I had a very specific image of Mr Holmes in my mind and I felt that seeing him portrayed differently would be a jarring experience. I didn't want to watch the BBC adaptation at first either, my (now) husband convinced me because it had Martin Freeman in it whose performance I had very much enjoyed in "The Office". He said it was a modern series inspired by the works of Doyle rather than an adaptation so I gave in and, well, I fell in love again but harder and became totally obsessed with the show. I think my husband kind of regrets ever having talked me into watching it...
  22. 4 points
    Ask me my weight and you'll get a dirty look.
  23. 4 points
    Hello, doyle_fanatic -- welcome to Sherlock Forum! I'm looking forward to more of your posts! A few random comments on all of the above: For anyone not up on their Victorian definitions, "ejaculate" was in those days merely a synonym for "exclaim." And people (including Watson) did quite a lot of ejaculating in ACD's stories. Some of them presumably did what you're thinking as well, but not on-stage as it were. Regarding the history of using mostly first names, I think Hikari is correct about the fifties. It was a pretty gradual thing, though. People who had grown up in earlier decades continued to call other adults by their surnames for quite a while. And even the fifties generation might use surnames in the workplace. Regarding the gay references (and possible gay references) in Sherlock, I'm reasonably certain that many of the them were intentional. Please bear in mind that Moftiss are a couple of ACD fanboys from way back, and were already well-versed in other adaptations, analyses, fan writings, etc. Apparently a number of people had already theorized that Holmes and Watson may have been a couple. (As Boton said, who would have known at the time?) I've also seen are-they-or-aren't-they analyses of the Brett series. So I assume that their intentional references were just a playful nod to those theories. Setting up their first stakeout in a date-like fashion was so that Angelo could mistake John for Sherlock's date. I'm reasonably certain that to Moftiss it was all in fun, and that they were honestly taken aback by the charges of queerbaiting.
  24. 4 points
    "Getting stuck in" sounds rather ominous. I deduce that you are not an American. We will get you stuck in good. We are like the Hotel California--where you can check in but you can never leave. Well, you can, but hopefully you will be having fun and not want to.
  25. 4 points
    Ewwwwww And there's no way a cat would write this. That's nice friendly dog talk. A cat would be more insulting and less thankful.
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