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Carol the Dabbler

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  1. I've seen other people's lists on the internet, but have no idea how to find them. I do recall that one gal said she'd sat with Ariane Devere's episode transcript on her lap while watching PBS, and every time something was cut, she marked it. You might be able to find that with Google. I wasn't at all that methodical, just made notes of things I happened to notice -- such as the following: For Study in Pink For Scandal in Belgravia For Reichenbach Fall I didn't notice many Mycroft cuts in those three episodes, primarily the "danger night" scene in Scandal and Cut #3 in Reichenbach.
  2. Thanks, Bev! No, it wasn't cut (they stopped doing that after series 2), just been a while since I watched it. Yes, I remember now -- she says something about didn't it ever occur to John that Sherlock's secret brother might actually have been a secret sister. That whole series is basically one long episode, isn't it?
  3. Well, they knew she wasn't a real therapist, that's for sure! But Sherlock didn't remember his sister, or that Redbeard was a boy, till the end of Final Problem, yet he and John had a fake girl to scare Mycroft at the beginning of that episode. OK, so maybe they figured if the woman on the bus was also John's fake therapist, then she was a significant person to them (and of course she would have previously been a little girl). But she had appeared only to John, so how did they connect her with Mycroft? Added: No, wait -- Alex reminds me that Sherlock knew about the sister in the scare-Mycroft scene at the beginning. Ariane Devere's transcript shows that he "deduced" it, but apparently the episode did not disclose his methods. So I guess my question remains open.
  4. You're right -- I just checked Ariane Devere's transcript of Last Vow. When Sherlock is saying goodbye to John before his plane leaves, he says "the East Wind takes us all in the end," and then explains it's something Mycroft used to tell him (because "he was a rubbish big brother"). Then when Sherlock's plane is returning, John says to Mary (incidentally quoting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmes) "There's an East Wind coming." And then in the let's-scare-Mycroft scene at the beginning of Final Problem, there's a child's voice repeating that line, and then John repeats it again on his way out the door. So basically, in the show, it's all based on what Mycroft said as a kid, and Sherlock finally figures out that it actually meant something. I don't see how he could have known what it meant, though, since he didn't consciously remember his sister -- so how did he know to have a (fake) little girl scare Mycroft?
  5. Oh, of course! I was thinking I had known of a reason, but could not for the life of me remember what it was. Should have looked up Euros! And of course the mention of the East Wind is Doyle-canonical -- though in that case it was pretty clearly not referring to a sister, but rather to the approach of what's now known as World War I. Added: But hang on a minute -- wasn't the East Wind comment made by John? Is he psychic? Now if Moriarty or Mycroft had said it, then it could have been a reference to Ms. Holmes -- but John???
  6. Actually that's not just us, it's show-canon; i.e., that's how her name was spelt in the credits. The mythological being's name can be spelt either Euros or Eurus (I assume the former is an approximation of the Greek spelling and the latter is the Latin spelling). On the show, they've chosen to spell it Eurus (presumably, as Bev says, to avoid confusion with the EU's monetary unit), even though they've pretty consistently pronounced it the other way. Does anyone have any idea why they called her that in the first place -- other than it (like Sherlock and Mycroft) is an unusual name? I think it's basically a masculine name, which seems odd, considering all the feminine or androgynous names they could have picked from. And once they realized they couldn't spell it the way they wanted to pronounce it, they could have chosen a different name, but they didn't. All of which leads me to suspect they had a specific reason for choosing it.
  7. It's my impression that what upset Mummy was being *told* about the affair, apparently by one / both of the boys. Maybe she truly had not known about it, but I suspect she was intentionally ignoring her suspicions -- until having the facts brought into the open made that impossible. And yeah, none of that is canon, merely something that the writers had considered including, but then changed their minds -- or at least postponed their decision.
  8. Curiouser and curiouser! I can see your photo now. But mine is still just a box. Think I'll go to bed. Maybe this is all a weird dream, and when I wake up everything will be back to normal.
  9. Before I forget to mention it, the discussion of the scene between Mycroft and Lady Smallwood in "The Lying Detective" has been moved to that episode's thread, beginning here. It's interesting, and I plan to join in as soon as I get a chance. And before I try to tackle your question, welcome to Sherlock forum, CGRaines! Thanks for jumping right in and posting. As for Sherlockology, I can't seem to raise their website right now either, and I seem to recall noting at some point that it was no longer very active. The last newsfeed we got from them was in February of 2018, but that's about the same time this forum switched to different software, so perhaps we simply stopped accepting their feed then. HOWEVER!!! Their Twitter account is alive and well, so you might want to check that out.
  10. Oh dear -- I assumed I simply wasn't looking in the right place. After all, the forum now shows your photos as those boxes, just like mine: Or do you still see the photo there (or in your actual post)? (I do not, just the box.) Could you either post or PM me the address of your account? (I assume that's public knowledge anyhow, since you've been hotlinking from it.)
  11. It's not exactly a matter of contesting the charge, more like nipping it in the bud. That opportunity typically lasts a day or two or so, depending on something or other. If I could save the photos now, I certainly would, but at the moment I can't even get logged in. I clicked the "forgot my password" option in order to see if resetting it might help, but so far there's no email from them. I also tried logging in on a different computer, in case my usual computer was the problem, but nope, same results -- at least, when I actually get any results. I may try emailing them for suggestions, but to be frank I'm not optimistic that they'd be much help. Remember when using the internet was a straightforward matter, even with a dial-up connection? Gahhh!
  12. Well, the good news is that they did -- just charged it to my credit card without even notifying me this time. And my photos are no longer watermarked -- because they now look like this: Just in case they decide to change tactics again in the near future, that's a small box saying "Sorry. This image is currently Unavailable" with a small Photobucket logo at the bottom. I still can't log in. And I can't seem to get at my account without logging in, like I did the other day -- maybe I should have bookmarked that URL, though for all I know that wouldn't work now either. I even tried logging in via Edge, with the same results. The $19.99 is still a pending charge at the moment, so we could tell the credit card company to reject it. But for all I know PB would take that as an excuse to cancel my account altogether, and I haven't (quite) given up hope completely. Unless somebody has another idea, I guess I'll just keep trying to log in, hoping that the auto-download will eventually work.
  13. Hopefully they'll also put those things on DVD / Blu-ray -- eventually.
  14. Getting ready to move is my idea of purgatory. I am NEVER moving again!!! Next time you're in London (if it's about the right time of year), check out the rose garden in Regent's Park. A lot of their roses are old-fashioned types that smell really nice. Pretty sure there are no black ones, though!
  15. Just got up my courage to try again, and cannot log in. Again. However, I did find that I can look at my account regardless, and can copy the photos (one by one) onto my computer. So, considering that logging in seems to be a hit-or-miss proposition nowadays, I may just do it that way. If I can copy a dozen or two every day, I should be able to finish in about a month. (Just call it "How I Spent My Summer Vacation.") I'll put 'em in a special folder, and I'll also keep trying to log in, in which case I may eventually be able to use the auto feature (miracles do happen). One advantage of the individual method is that I can name the photos as I go along (using the captions from Photobucket), rather than letting it use its own rather uninformative file names. That would make it easier to figure out which photo goes where for forum hotlinks (once I get the photos re-copied onto Imgur, that is). Note that my "paid membership," which was said to include hotlinking, is still supposedly in effect, for all the good that it's done me.
  16. Thanks again. I got to playing with it later on, and found that it will search on everything that follows the g!, regardless of what the next character is. Google ignores leading spaces, so it doesn't really matter whether you put a space after the g! or not. That's a well-designed algorithm -- though if you wanted to search on a string that actually begins with "g!" then I guess you'd need to use Google directly, rather than going through DuckDuckGo.
  17. Thanks, Sheerluck -- I had no idea that DuckDuckGo was so versitile. Is there a space after the exclamation mark, or do you immediately start typing the search object?
  18. I am pleased to report that Google seems to be back in business on my computer. Must have been installing a recent update that did it. I like DuckDuckGo just fine, but there are times when I would really like to use one of Google's specific features. Plus they tend to come up with different results, so it can be helpful to use both and compare.
  19. I'd probably be going nuts right now if it weren't for my husband, our cats, and this forum -- so I can kinda understand how you guys must be feeling. I've moved around too much to have a long-time best friend, but have hardly seen one special friend since all this started. She's been very busy since last fall, so I might not have seen her anyhow, but the virus sure isn't helping. I've tried to stay in touch, but her responses have been pretty perfunctory. It makes me wonder whether she might have lost interest in our friendship.
  20. That is such a shame, Tobe. When (i.e., under what conditions) do you think it might be reasonably safe for the two of you to get together again?
  21. Nope, nothing like that happened any of the times that I tried, even though the downarrow did look darker than some of the other icons. Last time I tried yesterday, I couldn't even log in. Think I'll try restarting my computer later and see if it becomes more cooperative. Do you know of any way to download all my photos in one pass, or does it need to be one album at a time? I have only one album as such, but some photos are still in my downloads or my bucket. I'm not even sure how many I have in total, because the figures don't seem to add up: 4 in mobile uploads 22 in bucket 401 in UK trip and 216 "used" (when I click on my avatar "C")
  22. Thanks. It's possible that I confused it by clicking the downarrow again after waiting only a few minutes. I can't say for sure whether they think the downarrow is gray or black -- it looks like dark gray to me (but some of their buttons do look a bit paler). Anyhow, I have now selected an album, which contains some four hundred photos, and will wait patiently for a reasonable length of time. You said it took 30 or 40 minutes for it to set up your 6,000 photos, so surely my 400 would take no longer than that. (Hopefully it won't mind if I mess around in another window meanwhile.) If still nothing, I will try closing that window, then restart the computer, reload Photobucket, and see if that helps any. Added: Well, it's been an hour. Onward to Plan B.
  23. Thanks for the suggestions, Artemis! I finally got around to trying some things, and apparently either A} I had logged in on some miscellaneous page last time or B} it really was their old website (I just got email notification of their new design today -- which is at least a nice change of pace from their frequent "nyah-nyah, we took hosting away from you" emails, even though I'm still paid up). So anyhow, I have that down-arrow button now. But when I click on it, absolutely nothing seems to happen. Doesn't it ask some questions first, like which albums do you want to download, or where do you want the pictures put? Or display a bar graph or a whirlygig or anything to indicate that it really is downloading?
  24. Wonder if the doggie's eye-spots really are shaped like hearts, or only look that way from a certain angle -- or have been Photoshopped?
  25. Hooray! Thanks, Rebecca -- glad you were able to figure out what was happening.
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