Familiars at The Sherlock Holmes Museum, London
Listening to Brahms and writing about Bach. And porn.
I’ve gotten rather tired of the Goldbergs.
If it’s the Intermezzi then I think you’re in trouble…
Scruffy, long-haired, vampire Tom? Am already making “Ffft, ffft,” noises with my mouth.
Ok my favorite movie of all time is “Dead Man” by Jim Jarmusch. And Tilda Swinton is adored by me. So I’ll give this goofy looking Hiddleston guy a chance but he better not screw up my art film buzz.
The Look didn’t start with Sherlock, oh hell no. John was straight-up, no-nonsense way the fuck before he knew a certain cranky consulting detective.
The good doctor’s legendary look started the day he did rounds with his first batch of interns, the first time he was actually responsible for other people.
Years later, by the time he and Sherlock fell hard into one another’s orbit, The Look was without flaw and so evocative with Your shit? I’m taking precisely none of it, that within weeks Sherlock learned to 1) avoid it entirely and 2) court it constantly.
Because here’s the thing you have to know about John’s look: There’s nothing else he sees when he’s turned it on you. You are it. You’re everything.
So maybe that’s why Sherlock’s such an absolute dick when John’s not looking. Maybe that’s why he’ll talk too loud, offend a witness, kick Anderson’s beehive, just damn well stir shit up—because he wants that look turned on him, he wants to be everything John sees.
And when Sherlock pulls his Sherlock shit? Well John will look, of course he will, that’s how this works. Sherlock needs and John wants to be needed. That’s their balance. It may seem strange from the outside, unhinged on occasion, outright screwed-up, but know this: Whatever you think of whatever they’ve got, that thing goes beyond words and—there’s no other way to say it—into myth.
So Sherlock will strive, by any means necessary, to be worth looking at.
And John? Well, John’s going to damn well look.
Daily dose of Atlin awesomeness.
Original Pathology Building, Barts in London
misswiz Sarah-Jane S
Oh. My. God.
tea. tea everywhere.
The Son of Man - René Magritte (1964)
Ok this one made me laugh out loud.
In WWII the phrase “Vatican Cameos” was used when a person who was not in the British army came before the general, or other high up ranks, as a signal to the other officers that the person was armed.
So when Sherlock says “Vatican Cameos” to warn John that the safe has a gun in it, it’s not something that they’ve set up as a code word- It’s a code Sherlock knew John would know- being a soldier!
Um…except for the fact that the phrase appears in The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. That’s a wee bit before WWII.
“I had observed some newspaper comment at the time, but I was exceedingly preoccupied by that little affair of the Vatican cameos, and in my anxiety to oblige the Pope I lost touch with several interesting English cases. This article, you say, …” -Sherlock Holmes in HoB
I’ve been listening to the Goldberg Variations so much I dreamed them. I woke up hearing the Aria da Capo. I’ve been listening to every version that I can find and reading essay after essay after essay.
My dream comes true! Bwah haha!