How I feel when I imagine S4 with a baby.
Oh to be his neighbor.
Sometimes I really like humans.
|—||Neil Gaiman, M is for Magic (via quotethat)|
“This is a more serious matter than I had expected, Watson,” said he. “It is fair to tell you so, though I know it will only be an additional reason to you for running your head into danger. I should know my Watson by now.”
(A.C.Doyle - The Adventures of the Three Garridebs)
Very recently, the college I work for rescinded the acceptance for an incoming freshman, based entirely upon the contents of his Twitter account. (Whole second part of that story is that I am the one that found his feed [accidentally, but once I saw it I had to pass it on] and how I feel guilty and a bit angry that he was used as an example when lots of students act this way.) This is not an elite school and a lot of our students are not stellar, let me tell you. And still, BAM. Donezo.
This kid’s feed was not the worst, really, at all. He just came across as a douche. Called a girl a cunt, posted about getting high a few times, retweeted a few tasteless jokes, said fuck a lot. That was all it took.
Please, for the love of pete, you younger folks - when you apply to college or a job, please make sure your social media accounts are anonymous or private, or that you only post things that show you in a positive or at least neutral light. The amount of times I shake my head at the contents of public feeds (with real names attached) is so disheartening. I’m not a prude, I promise, but I’m smart. And there is a plethora of poor decision-making regarding what should be publicly stated and what shouldn’t. (I’m not going to even get into bullying and all that other crap, either.) PEOPLE CAN READ YOUR SHIT. And it has hella-longevity. Companies and schools these days are keeping tabs on you; the internet is not anonymous unless you take pains to make it so. Don’t ever forget that.
Just… be smart. It’s not rocket science.
The Girl Who Monitors Social Media For A Living
Those are some long dogs
“When confronted by humans, especially in large numbers, the moose may become frightened and charge.”
i went to canada with my dad once
Hallo dear! Thank you for your kind message, and sorry for the delay in answering.
I must say that, even if my holmesian obsession is HUGE, and even if I’ve tried and try to watch as much adaptations as possible, I can’t claim I’ve watched them all, and some I watched so much time ago that I can’t say I remember them well.
Anyway, on the whole, I guess that almost ALL the serial adaptations have, in greater or smaller measure, represented Holmes’ ability with disguises.
Certainly it was displayed often enough in Basil Rathbone’s movies:
But the mariner’s diguise (a pretty canonical reference) occurred also in Ronald Howard’s Sherlock Holmes:
Not to mention the adaptation starring Arthur Wontner:
And how could we forget our beloved Basil of Baker Street?
Curiously, the Chinese disguise makes another appearance in the second of Guy Ritchie’s movies, Sherlock Holmes - Game of Shadows, where also the other very popular canonical reference (the old lady disguise) is portraied (well, more or less…):
This latter disguise even appears in Myiazaki’s anime Sherlock Hound:
And of course there are PLENTY of Holmes’ disguises in Granada’s Sherlock Holmes, Jeremy Brett being one of the most wonderful interpreters of canonical, Victorian Holmes with all his peculiarities:
But, of course, even the first Russian Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson series - the one starring Vasily Livanov and Vitaly Solomin - does justice to Holmes’ acting abilities since the very first episode:
And they tell me that the new (2013) Russian series is not devoid of holmesian disguises, too:
But, of course, there are more, much more examples, both in series I cannot presently recall (for instance, I seem to remember that even Geoffrey Whitehead, in the 1979 Polish-American series, appeared one or two times in one of Holmes’ most ‘classical’ disguises…), and in single movies or TV-movies.
For instance, I can remember a Christopher Plummer’s Holmes in disguise in Murder by Decree:
But I’m sure there are many, many more!
So, everybody, please add your contribution to this little list!