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Jun. 25th, 2015

Elementary: Blue

Holmestice 2015

So Here is the story I wrote for Holmestice!


One of the creators and writers of this particular Holmes adaptation found my story and left a comment! I was pretty thrilled!


It's the comic series Watson & Holmes featuring Sherlock and Jon reimagined as modern day African Americans living in Harlem. The comic is really good this far and I highly recommend it.




Someone else commented on my story and accused me of cultural appropriation. Because, you see, Sherlock Holmes is part of "European" culture and I'm stealing it for a story about people of colour. So I asked them if they thought "Three and a Half Men" was a part of American Cultural Heritage.

Seriously. That's a thing some person considered a legit intelligent thing to say.

Aug. 20th, 2014

Paget Deerstalker

Loki: Agent of Asgard (icons)

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Jan. 3rd, 2014

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15 Animated Moriarty Icons (BBC & Elementary)

[9] Jamie Moriarty (Natalie Dormer)
[6] Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott)




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Dec. 25th, 2013

Sleepy Hollow: Abbie 2

100 "Ally McBeal" animated icons




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Dec. 17th, 2013

J&W: Look

Benedict Cumberbatch: on Khan

On landing the role of Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness: “I remember with Khan I only found out about it three weeks before I was on set. I remember I was in a Cineworld in Cardiff, and Mark Gatiss [Sherlock co-creator] was like ‘OH MY GOD!’ I’m not a trekkie, I didn’t know … and not for a second did he go, ‘You’re not the right ethnicity!’”.


Because Mark Gatiss really does have the final word on whether or not a character is being whitewashed. Motherfuck.

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Dec. 9th, 2013

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BBC Sherlock RANT POST: I missed these.

Holy Shit. We're a month away from Series 3. I may actually be excited

I've been loving Elementary, and I might be just a little bit exhausted by the rabid corners of the Sherlock fandom (just as the rabid corners of any fandom are, in fact, exhausting) but I like Benedict Cumberbatch, I'm happy to see how everything is resolved and keen on seeing Jim Moriarty's probably-brief additional scenes. So, yay! Welcome back Sherlock, I've missed you.

That said, what I haven't missed is the stupid shit the people involved with the show seem to get off saying, like today's Metro article reporting on Mark Gatiss's comment about how shocked he was that women like Molly Hooper. Of course, given the backlash and crazy over the Mary Morstan casting, I guess the comment makes sense -- but still. I'm just not too thrilled about the implication that liking a character, a male character or the male actor playing said character -- it must automatically mean you'll dislike any females. Not to mention the fact that in general, this women-versus-women mentality is just one that needs to stop forever.

‘You could imagine that the audience might not like her, that maybe the girls who like Benedict [Cumberbatch] might not, but they adore her,’

The article goes on to talk about how people must wonder what women think of Sherlock, claim that there aren't ever any women in the original stories to do the job, and consider Molly the modern woman.

‘They don’t talk much in the original stories. It doesn’t happen much. There’s Irene Adler who he barely meets in the original. There’s Mrs Hudson who just brings tea in.

‘It was fun to have that perspective on him, what would a modern young woman make of this vulnerable monster.’


So I guess they haven't read Sign of Four, Copper Breeches, The Speckled Band, The Solitary Cyclist, The Yellow Face -- and any number of other stories that involve women and their opinions of Sherlock Holmes.

And while I sort of like Molly as a character concept, I'm pretty underwhelmed by how she's been written so far, what she lets Sherlock get away with and that she's being held up by Moffat as the be-all-and-end-all of modern womanhood apparently (we are, after all, all of one shared mind and opinion).

Anyway, we've still got three weeks to go, but I guess hunting season has started early.

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Aug. 16th, 2013

Trainspotting: Sick Boy

Bosie Douglas' Response to the 'Dorian Gray' Preface.


DEAL WITH IT

Oscar Wilde Famously Wrote:

The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.

The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
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To Which Bosie Responded:

These remarks have been held up to us as Wilde's credo, and slight and few though they be, it is the fact that they do really epitomise what some people call his ''teaching." One has only to glance at them, however, to perceive that without exception they are either obvious or perverted truisms or the merest glosses on quite hoary critical adages. Read more...Collapse )


Jul. 1st, 2013

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Happy Canada Day!

May. 30th, 2013

BBC: Myrene

Random Art - Captain America



I'm warming up for a Sherlock piece I want to do in a similar style. So, enjoy! Hope you like it.

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May. 27th, 2013

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My Life.

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