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petitecuriosity last won the day on August 3 2013

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    acting, arts and crafts (kinda), graphics editing, medicine, philosophy, playing guitar (kinda), playing piano, psychology, roleplaying, sewing, singing, video editing

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  • Favorite series 1 episode
    A Study In Pink
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    The Hounds Of Baskerville
  1. They originated when Irene Adler said them and attributed them to Moriarty. I see no reason to believe she didn't quote him accurately. Is Sherlock a virgin? Quite possibly. Although, it's also possible when he was young that he had a sexual experience and found out how much it affected his ability to think clearly, stay focused, do the work he loves more than anything. Thomas Merton, the contemplative monk and mystic, had quite the active life at ... Oxford, I think... anyway, the story is he left an illegitimate child behind when he entered religious life. I always think of Sherlock as this sort, in the world but not of it. Or, like Spock, aware of how easy it is for his passions to consume him and so, eschewing all emotion. IMO, as with classic canon, Sherlock is a heterosexual man who chose to give up romantic/sexual relationships in favor of total dedication to his craft. Is Mycroft the Iceman? You'd have to ask Moriarty exactly what he meant and we can't because, yanno, he's dead! I did recall when they originated on the show, I was just curious as to how Moriarty may have come up with them. I do rather like your assessment of Sherlock; I tend to see him that way as well, having had a sexual experience and deciding it interfered with his work. I love the way you described him as in the world but not of it. That fits perfectly! And *sigh* we will never know for certain what Moriarty meant in calling Mycroft "The Iceman."
  2. Oooh. I really do like your explanations! It does make sense that Sherlock's "virginity" could refer to how naive he is, especially with regard to emotions and the emotions of others. That is accurate. I like your explanation for Mycroft as well, it makes a lot of sense.
  3. That's an interesting theory, that Moriarty was hoping to recruit Sherlock. I'd never considered that before. Do you happen to have a link to those theories? I do agree that Mycroft does care, certainly, about some things. He especially seems to care about Sherlock. I may have missed something -- What do you think in Sherlock's expression, in response to Mycroft's, "How would you know?" offered a hint that he may not have been the virgin everyone expected?
  4. How do you think these nicknames origniated for Mycroft and Sherlock? Do you think that they adequately describe them?
  5. I'm from the North Eastern United States.
  6. Freud's theories of psychosexual development have generally fallen out of use. However, his focus on the unconscious remains to be a well-respected part of psychology. Many professors of psychology and psychiatric professionals tend to not put much stock into Freud's theories at all, criticizing, among other things, the fact that much of his research was done on upper-class Victorian women.
  7. Rathbone was a very polished actor and brought a great deal of maturity to his Sherlock Holmes. Something that Gatiss and Moffat are hoping to bring out of their Sherlock as well. They have said that CB's version is young and largely untried but will grow and mature with age. I was quite fond of Nigel Bruce. I think Hollywood could have served him better by making his Watson less of a comedic roll. But it was war time and people needed some comic relief. People went to the movies to escape the troubling times and Bruce could make them laugh. I am rather looking forward to seeing Sherlock grow and mature with age. Seeing the progression over time will be fascianting, I think.
  8. That's awesome! (Would you mind revealing his/her screenname? If you'd prefer not to, that's fine as well.)
  9. I play very very very little guitar. A former co-worker of mine taught me a few basic (open) chords, and I've learned a few on my own. I used to be in choir, not the sort you had to audition for though, mind you. I also used to take voice lessons. It's something I'd like to get back into, both choir and voice lessons. I am not a singer by any means, but I can carry a tune lol. I also am determined to learn to play both the piano and violin.
  10. I've only ever seen the movie version, just recently actually. Based on your review, I'm rather inclined to read the book now. I feel as though we didn't get enough background information in the movie, although I really, truly, did enjoy it. I agree though, that the movie lacked subtlety. I did really enjoy Freud's character though. I enjoyed Watson's as well, although I can understand why this version might not be to everyone's liking. I was a bit ambivalent on this portrayal of Holmes. The meeting of Freud and Holmes, in and of itself, IMO, is a fantastic idea.
  11. I saw "The Hound of the Baskervilles" with Basil Rathbone last night and rather enjoyed it actually. (I was unfamiliar with Sherlock Holmes in general until I saw the BBC version. I saw the BBC episode first, and then saw the movie last night, so it was interesting to make comparisions.) I like Rathbone's Holmes. He is clever, offers a quick delivery, and his genius is very believable. IMO, he seems a bit less rough than BBC Holmes, but I do enjoy both incarnations. I also like Nigel Bruce as Watson. I enjoy his assured attitude, his altering fondness and annoyance toward Holmes. He's got a very confident and assured demeanor, without, of course, coming across as arrogant.
  12. I apologize if this is an ignorant question, but I am rather new to the Sherlock BBC fandom and Sherlock Holmes at large. I have heard of mouse incarnations of Sherlock being called "Basil." Is this due to the fact that the actor Basil Rathbone played Sherlock in some of the earlier on-screen versions?
  13. I've honestly never seen either, but I have been wanting to see "X-Files." X-Files or Supernatural?
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