"A study in toes"
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE Thank you khorazir! Bless you!
Sure as long as it’s a respectful conversation and not wank. :-)
Anything as long as it’s respectful. I think there is much to be said about the thing that could be of use without the wank. So go for it! Be civil. Write what you like.
I analysed the composition of this photography very carefully. Note:
1. The striking use of diagonals, centering on The Moffs mighty genitalia
2. The placement of The Moffs hands, leaving ample space between his palms and thus evoking the tumenscent phallus
3. The red background reminiscent of power, of blood rushing to the penis; combined with sensual and battered leather, speaking of knowledge and passion
4. The deep attached shadows, hinting at a psychological and sexual abyss, a wild and dark side lying dormant
MOFFAT HAS A BIG COCK AND WANTS SEX
I FINALLY MADE THE BIG TIME! GODDAM! SCORE!
Fair enough. It’s here.
I’ve a lot to say about it and I’ve written some of it down but I think it’s too soon. I dunno…
Narnia!lock is Canon!
Not a drill. Sherlock knows all about the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe. I know because he’s got a scholarly book about the Narnia series on his shelf before John moves in. Go forth and multiply your kid!lock head canons. Please, somebody draw me a Sherlock|Narnia AU picture. Pleeeeze!
Now. What if YOU learned your book is on the 221b set?!
@naturalshocks pointed out that Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis is on the shelf behind John’s chair. I told the author, Michael Ward, that his book visible in 221B and he was totes tickled and watched Hearse in great anticipation. He wasn’t disappointed. The book is still there in S3.
Now this fact creates a kind of timey wimey cross-stream problem because Sherlock Holmes is mentioned in a Narnia book, The Magician’s Nephew!
Here’s what Michael told me when I asked him why he thought the book was there:
I love ‘Sherlock’ and have a great admiration also for Martin Freeman as an actor. So this made my day!
I posted [that Planet Narnia is on the set of 221B] on Facebook and it’s attracted more likes, comments and shares than anything else I’ve ever posted …
With kind regards,
P.S. As to why Holmes has a copy of ‘Planet Narnia’ on his shelves, I suspect it’s to do with his apparent ignorance (actually wilful agnosticism or apathy, or so I understand) about whether the Earth goes round the Sun. It’s something mentioned in ‘A Study in Scarlet’. The BBC adaptation, ‘A Study in Pink’, refers to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R-YdkjRHo4
So yeah, Narnia!lock.
Need a little more information there, Anon…
Look at the red and black vintage design telephone in Sherlock’s memory palace versus Mycroft’s real office.
Look at the table lamp.
- In little Sherlock’s POV the lamp and the phone are reversed in position. This subtly signals to viewers that we’re in a kind of “mirror” of reality, yes, but it also tells us that Sherlock’s reversed the order of the objects on the desk. Is this conscious? In a traditional memory palace it would be absolutely. Sherlock would actively place the objects in an order that retained significance for him for recall later. So is this a true memory palace or is it some kind of other creature? (I think it’s another kind of creature but that’s another post.)
- Images two and three are phenomenally interesting. They’re from “Mycroft’s” POV inside Sherlock’s memory palace. So we know something about the way Sherlock’s mind really functions. Not only does Sherlock people his palace with projections (like Molly and Anderson) but he also inhabits his own distorted vision of his older brother’s POV (This is the representation of Sherlock’s Super-ego.) Sherlock assumes multiple points of view in his own memory palace. Mycroft’s is quite harsh, belittling. (Think of Sherlock resisting John’s harping criticisms at the Jack-the-Ripper crime scene.)
- The vintage real-life fan (5th image) is missing from the memory palace altogether. This signals its lack of import to Sherlock and its absence highlights the significance of the other objects on Mycroft’s desk, the ones Sherlock has chosen to remember.
- In real life the square, fractured overhead light (a demented skylight? a sidewalk grate?) shines to the one side of Mycroft at an angle. In the memory palace it bathes the whole room and in so doing it’s repeated to infinity in the symmetrical mirrors which reflect each other.
- From “Mycroft’s” memory palace POV the vintage design red and black telephone hides in the shadows to his right while the modern phone takes the very prominent position on the desk.
- Look at the glass globe. In Sherlock’s memory palace it’s lit from the direct light above, the light that makes a kind of distorted chess board of the office with Mycroft defending the queen. In Sherlock’s memory palace the globe is better lit, but it appears much smaller than it seems in real life for two reasons: the real life camera angles, and the fact that the memory palace version of the globe does not rest on its real-life black stand (as it clearly does in the last 2 images.) I wonder if the memory palace globe is actually physically smaller than the real life one. (Did they use 2 different globes?) Why would they want the real-life globe to be larger? To signal that adult Sherlock understands the chess game to be one of international, global significance now?
I won’t make any conclusions about what all this means just yet…
Not quite finished with this one. Thinking… Thinking… Thinking…
I reject your reality and substitute my own.
Mid0nz: So I have to ask because there’s a huge amount of people in the fandom who think that Sherlock and John should be romantically involved…
This interview deserves all our love and respect!
Woo hoo!!! The post broke 200 notes! Thanks!
Mark Gatiss talks about The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (for 13 glorious minutes)