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About HeroinOrHeroine

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    The Badlands
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  • Favorite series 1 episode
    The Great Game
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    The Reichenbach Fall
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Sign of Three
  1. I multi-tasked through my first viewing of Hounds of Baskerville and had to restart it halfway through because I didn't pay enough attention and had no idea what was going on.
  2. I guess it's all perspective. To me, Sherlock seems full of emotions. He's bored, irritated, frustrated, angry, stressed, joy-jumpingly happy on occasion. I'm very good at knowing how the other person feels about a situation. I'm a social worker, so part of that is training, part of it is personality. For example, yesterday my friend was telling me about how he had worked hard on setting up this meeting that was outside of his job but very helpful to the client. When he got to work yesterday, his boss had impulsively taken the client over to have an impromptu meeting, knowing that my friend had set a meeting up, so all his work was invalid. Then my friend asked one of my least favourite question: "how would you feel about that?". So my response was something similar to, 'I would guess that you probably felt very betrayed. All that hard work and you didn't get to see the reward in the client's face. And maybe you felt very disrespected by your boss'. See there, I social-worked my friend. Haha. Even though I knew exactly how he was feeling, and view it as a completely rational and reasonable response, it is not how I would react. I would shrug my shoulders and think, "cool, less work for me and the client got what they needed'. A huge component of being empathic is acknowledging that even though someone's feelings are different that yours would be, they are still valid. It's not about how you would feel in a situation, but how that specific person feels in the situation.
  3. Hmm. I relate to a couple different aspects of the show. Like Sherlock, my job involves inferring information from my observations of the environment and from being very good at reading people. Unlike Sherlock, though, I am incredibly empathic. Also unlike Sherlock, I have a very limited range of emotion. Like John, I am a bit addicted to adrenaline. I try to limit my fixes to playing moderately violent sports and other forms of exercise rather than guns and chasing criminals. Like Mycroft, I am probably overly protective of my loved ones. Overall, I relate to Mycroft the most. He likes solitude, he's always got a plan, he's really good at manipulating people into wanting to do what he wants. I try to only use my powers for good rather than evil; I'm not sure Mycroft does. I don't really relate to Molly at all, although she's what I'd like in a friend. Same for Mrs Hudson. I like people who's personalities are opposite of mine.
  4. I was going to make a sad, pathetic goal to watch it by this weekend, but maybe I'll change that into a dedicated, committed goal instead?
  5. I really need to rewatch this episode. It has some of my favourite elements in it (Sherlock's drug use, that whole drug den scene, Janine - love her!) but I watched the whole series again and then, when it was time for HLV, I couldn't do it and switched to Dr Who. Why can't I watch it?!
  6. Eeee, those are adorable. I'm going to have to get my hands on the Mycroft one for sure.
  7. HoB is excellent TV-watching. I think part of the problem between John and Sherlock in the fireplace scene is that John considers them friends and his feelings are hurt by Sherlock's aggressive attitude. That would make it difficult to act like an objective doctor in that scenario. To be honest, I feel a little bit repelled by Sherlock in the fireplace scene, so I apply that the John.
  8. We usually have a few days of intense heat in August but average summer temperatures are around 30 degrees, which is still fairly hot. It's even hotter today: 38 degrees. This is very unusual for this early in summer and is making everyone paranoid about tornadoes. We had tornado-strength winds a couple weeks ago which resulted in huge trees being uprooted and crushing cars and roofs, and semis being blown over. Always an adventure on the prairies!
  9. I just want to take a minute to complain about the fact that it's 37 degrees here today (Google tells me that's 98.6 Fahrenheit, Americans). It's way too early in the season to be this hot. We can't go outside for any length of time. Such a waste of a weekend.
  10. One of these Titan figures, but an exclusive one for Nerd Block. I got the 10th Doctor but the one I got has glasses and a pinstriped suit. I'm not a toy collector but my boss has been bugging me about not having any personal items in my office so I might bring him to work.
  11. Yep, Classic. I had actually unsubscribed in January but then they dragged me back in this month with the promise of both a Sherlock item and a Dr Who item.
  12. I'm not sure where to put this, but I feel like this fits. I was surprised to get this awesome shirt in my Nerd Block today. Yay! It's pretty casual for me but I'll be happy to lounge around the house in it!
  13. Primitive texting. An excellent description! Oh? Then I guess I do understand what a pager does. Yay me!
  14. The final scene of this episode might be my favourite of the entire series. I love the red herring of John showing up, Moriarty's delightful insanity, Sherlock's pacing and scratching his head with the gun and John's crumbly legs. It's so well done and so entertaining to watch! I don't really understand what a pager does. Like primitive texting?
  15. When I rewatched this episode yesterday, I made myself a couple notes for discussion. The first one was that I really enjoyed how happy Sherlock was to give the secretary the news that her hairpin was worth millions. I thought his smile looked really genuine and he looked pleased. Now, reading through the comments, I've learned that the actress was BC's girlfriend at the time, which was news to me. Maybe that explains some of the happiness. The other note I had was that I thought the ending was interesting: John sees the graffiti artist spray-painting outside the window but doesn't draw Sherlock's attention to it. The graffiti is of an eye, presumably Moriarty saying, "I'm watching you"?. Is it ever mentioned again? It seems like foreshadowing but I don't recall it being significant in any way in subsequent episodes.
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