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  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas. A cape.
  2. Here's Moffat's take on Magnussen's demise. I rather intensely dislike his response, (Oh, so it's okay to play God now, is it, Mr. Moffat?) but hey. I'm sure he'll cry all the way to the bank. :-) http://www.vulture.com/2014/01/sherlock-finale-postmortem-steven-moffat-interview.html
  3. And let us not forget ... who could "the other one" be?
  4. That would be, er, "unreasoning" (aharharhar....)
  5. Yeh, that (and does isolation really protect one from pain?), also there's a lot of subtext about accepting/valuing/loving people even if they're "different." Luv it, luv it, luv it.
  6. Of course, the explanation could also be that he really craves an audience.... We are never quite sher ... er, sure ....
  7. I don't think we're meant to think he was happy in his isolated little bubble ... practically the first thing he does after meeting John is ask him to come play with him ("Want to see some more?") That struck me as a person who was seeking friendship, not looking to avoid it (in spite of what he may tell himself. It's interesting, because what Sherlock says about himself, and what others say about him, is so often at odds with what we are shown about him. It's pretty cool, actually.) At any rate, isolation itself can arouse pretty negative emotions.
  8. Y'know, the funny thing is, I just saw that episode a few minutes ago (local PBS's pledge week, I promised myself I wouldn't watch it but darn if I could help myself :-) and I noticed that Sherlock didn't seem hung over at all. John was, (drinking seltzer, couldn't eat) but Sherlock was up and researching Major Sholto. Apparently Sherlock's brain is so big that his hangovers wear off quicker than normal people's ...
  9. Also, in "real" terms, Moriarity doesn't owe Sherlock anything, a fall or otherwise! He's crazy, isn't he? He doesn't need a valid reason.
  10. The selfie Ellen didn't publish....
  11. Let me guess, you're were considered "too brainy" as a girl. The Roddenberry thing was "Earth: Final Conflict." Geez, I'd forgotten about that one. "Earth 2", I have just learned, was another Amblin' thing.
  12. I assume the same. "Sherlock" has its own vocabulary, which is fine with me. I have no idea what a "true psychopath" would be, anyway - it's not an official diagnosis, as far as I know and I'm not sure whether there's any hard definition. It just sounds so much cooler when Sherlock refers to himself as a "highly functioning sociopath" than if he would say "I am highly idiosyncratic". Carefulness with words does not often help fiction's entertainment value... "I'm quirky, and I have your number." You're right, that doesn't sound intimidating at all! It's good to remember that it's a show about boys, written by boys. Sometimes I think the inspiration for Sherlock is not Arthur Conan Doyle but Steven Spielberg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5xjvls7vSo
  13. Finally, an explanation for the weather this winter! Yep it's the Oncoming Storm...oh wait that's in Doctor Who! No, it's the East Wind!
  14. And I luv her giggle at the end. She gets it too!
  15. So... Sherlock is talking about them both, but whereas Sherlock doesn't mind being different, Mycroft does...? I think it's more like -- Sherlock has learned to appreciate not being isolated, whereas Mycroft assumes that's the normal state of affairs for someone as brilliant as himself. That has become one of my all time favorite scenes. (I've always loved duels!) I liked it from the first, but it took a few watchings before it really sank in what was going on. The way Sherlock leads Mycroft on, then springs the trap ... and the music swells to a glorious little flourish. It's perfect. Notice how Mycroft strikes back in the next episode ... (parry, thrust, riposte!)
  16. Finally, an explanation for the weather this winter!
  17. I got rid of Chrome fast cuz I had so many problems like this with it. Have you tried going thru your internet settings to see if they're all set right? Also, have you checked Chrome's help pages? I found a partial solution there to one of my problems. But finally I just went back to IE. Also do you have a fairly recent operating system on your computer? (Vista or above). After I upgraded to Vista I had far fewer problems with the 'net. 'Fraid that's all I got for you, I'm no techie either. Good luck!
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