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For someone who said she was done with Sherlock, I sure seem to be posting about it a lot lately. *g* [personal profile] teyla rec'd two seriously funny Sherlock vids on her blog that I just had to share as well:

If you're still trying to come to terms with the horrific travesty that was the fourth series, these vids might cheer you up. If nothing else, they should give you a laugh.
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Title: The Final Resolution
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters: Sherlock, John, Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade, Mycroft, Molly, Mary (sort of), Moriarty (sort of)
Category: Parody, Humour, Slash (mild Mystrade)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,280
Summary: When Sherlock notices that his world is starting to unravel, he questions the very fabric of reality.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Final Problem,” not to mention “His Last Vow,” “The Six Thatchers” and “The Lying Detective”. Some more general spoilers for the series as a whole.
Notes: It seems strange to write a 3,000 + word fic revolving around “The Final Problem” when I refused to waste even a minute writing an episode review. However, the parody!muse just wouldn’t leave me alone, so I had to write this. I guess it was my way of coming to terms with “The Final Problem”. Parts of this ended up being more serious than I intended, but I think these moments contribute to the overall theme of the story – as pretentious as that may sound. If you enjoyed “The Final Problem” (and the fourth series in general), you probably shouldn’t read this fic. *g*

I wrote this in two days and didn’t have a beta. Apologies if it shows.

I've now changed the title of this story slightly because a reader pointed out that the phrase "the final solution" has terrible historical associations with it. I should have been more sensitive when I was considering this story's title and I apologize for any unintentional offence that I might have caused.

Disclaimer: With great power comes great responsibility. Thankfully, I have neither. Sherlock and its characters are owned by other people, though I feel fortunate to have been allowed to play in this wonderful sandbox.

This story can also be found here on AO3

The Final Resolution )
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I already wasted 90 minutes of my life watching "The Final Problem," so I'd rather not waste any more time writing a review of this episode. I suspected it wouldn't be great, but I wasn't in any way prepared for the pile of melodramatic bullshit that was "The Final Problem". It looks like this was the final episode of Sherlock, and I really hope that's true because I'm done. I'm so seriously, seriously done with Sherlock.


Jan. 8th, 2017 10:38 pm
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I'm still trying to figure out whether I actually liked "The Lying Detective". I'm finding myself starting to side with the viewers who feel that the plots from Sherlock have become too convoluted, over-dramatic and self-congratulatory. Well, that last adjective seems a bit harsh, but I think "convoluted" and "over-dramatic" are definitely accurate. I wanted to like "The Lying Detective". I really did. Of course, I really wanted to like "The Abominable Bride" too, and I think most of you know how that turned out. Maybe I should have seen it last week with "The Six Thatchers," but the creators of Sherlock seem to have forgotten the purpose of their own show or what Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be about. They think that if they throw in enough clever deductions, madly cackling villains and spectacular standoffs, it will still be Sherlock Holmes, but I think they're seriously close to jumping the shark. I'm sure there are several viewers who feel that Sherlock jumped the shark already. A long time ago. Saying all that, there are things that I like about the episode. Beware of spoilers. )
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In case it isn't obvious, I just finished watching "The Six Thatchers". I have to admit that I didn't go into it with high expectations, which might be why I was so blown away by the episode. I think I'd forgotten how good Sherlock can be without incredibly sexist, patronizing scenes involving KKK suffragettes. Yes, I know it's been a year, but I'm not good at letting things go. At all. Saying that, I think I might be one step closer to forgiving Moffat and Gatiss after tonight.

Massive spoilers for The Six Thatchers. Seriously. Don't read this if you don't want to be spoiled. )
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I think this parody speaks for itself:

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Yes, it's that time of year again! It's Sherlock Holmes's 162nd birthday! I had been hoping to include the classic SNL Sherlock Holmes Surprise Party skit as I was finally able to track it down in I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere's birthday post. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to copy the embed code or even track it down on YouTube. If anyone's interested, they can find it embedded in Help Sherlock Holmes Celebrate His 162nd Birthday.

Something I can share is Vidar Magnussen and Bjarte Tjøstheim's HILARIOUS "Missing Shoulder" Sherlock parody. I only found out that they had posted a new parody the other day, even though the vid has been on YouTube for nine months. If you've seen Oklahomo and Mind Phallus, you'll have some idea what to expect. Otherwise, I can only say that they're kind of rude, extremely bizarre and incredibly funny (if you have a sick, twisted sense of humour like I do). Anywaaaaaaay, here's the vid:

Maybe Moffat and Gatiss should take some notes on how Victorian Sherlock should be done. *g*

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I first came across this new trailer on The Baker Street Babes website this morning, but I've seen it pop up in a few other places since then. Big surprise. *g* I'm guessing it won't be long before it's all over the web. Anywaaaaay, the trailer is deliciously Victorian and very epic:

Oh, and here's the first trailer that was released in case you missed it at the time. It's very funny:

Judging from what I've read and heard, the Sherlock special will be airing around Christmas, so here's hoping! Usually, I dread the approach of the festive season, but my attitude might be very different this year if we have this special to look forward to!

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It's taken me close to two weeks, but I'm finally posting photos from my annual pilgrimage to the EX (Canadian National Exhibition). As usual, there are pictures of cats and sand sculptures. However, this year there are also pictures from The Game is Afoot: Consulting Sherlock Holmes Exhibit and a Virtue and Moir ice skating show (Bon Voyage! Aerial Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show). Well...I only managed to get three not-so-awful photos from the ice skating show, but I think I got some pretty good coverage of the Sherlock Holmes exhibit. She obsessively snapped pictures at a Sherlock Holmes exhibit. What a huge surprise. )
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I just want to thank everyone who was kind enough to send me birthday wishes on Facebook and LJ! I would like to thank the following people in particular: [profile] pyrateanny for the homemade card (with the excellent watercolour painting on the front), [personal profile] karen9 for the beautiful card sent all the way from South Africa and her birthday post on LJ, [personal profile] grondfic for the LJ birthday post with the wonderful photo, [personal profile] jackycomelately for her brilliant birthday card, and [profile] raven714 for her fantastic birthday vid.

My birthday has been pretty quiet and low-key as I worked today. However, I'm going out with my mom and sister tomorrow and staying overnight at my parents'. As my sister's birthday was ten days ago, and my dad's birthday is in a week, we're going out for a family celebration on Saturday night.

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There are no words for this except...EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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I finally got around to giving my Diogenes' cover art a much needed facelift. It was only fairly recently that I noticed the problems with the original design. They didn't show up on my ancient computer and I guess no one had the heart to tell me how messed up it looked. *g* Of course, if I hadn't dabbled in cover art in the first place, this never would have happened... )

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I completely stole these from [ profile] killerweasel (as usual), but I had to share them. I should warn you that the vids are pretty adult in nature, but funny as hell:

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I was inspired to post this entry because of a discussion I had with [ profile] electrikviolet about The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes references in "The Empty Hearse". I only just got around to re-watching the episode today (probably because I'm home for the second day in a row with some kind of stomach bug/fever thing and I finished off The White Queen yesterday), so I've only just contacted poor [ profile] electrikviolet about that second possible allusion. Anywaaaaaaaaaay, I thought it might be fun to catalogue the various references to The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes that I've noticed throughout the three series. I doubt this will be anything new for fans of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, especially as Moffat and Gatiss have already pointed out the major influence that the film has had on their Sherlock Holmes incarnation. And, yes, I realize that I may only be writing this post for my own benefit, but, to quote Lestrade, "I'm cool with it." The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is my favourite Sherlock Holmes film and Robert Stephens is my second favourite Sherlock Holmes, so I'm going for it. If nothing else, it keeps me from napping. *g* Unfortunately, I may be the only one who's kept awake by this post. )
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And I've really got to stop using these lame rhyming titles. I think somewhere along the way Sherlock broke my brain.* As with my "Empty Hearse" post, I'm amazed I can produce sentences because my brain is still trying to process everything I've just seen. I've had to pull both Volume I and Volume II of my beat up Bantam Classics from my Sherlockiana Section in order to check certain references. As usual, I'll just babble about all the things that struck me during the episode. Come down to the vault. )
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Don't get me wrong. I did enjoy the episode. I enjoyed it a lot. However, it just didn't thrill me the same way as "The Empty Hearse". Everyone's a critic. )

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Other fans may or may not agree with me, but I think "The Empty Hearse" was definitely worth the two-year wait! It was worth it for John's reaction to Sherlock's resurrection alone, which was better than anything I could have ever imagined. Lestrade's reaction too, for that matter. I had to rewind and watch it again because it was beyond adorable. And I'm entering into spoiler land. I'd better insert a cut. Here be spoilers. )
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I've been spending the morning catching up on vids and photos that have been recently posted on my flist. In fact, I spent over 20 minutes at [ profile] killerweasel's LJ watching this wonderful interview Peter Jackson conducted with Edgar Wright, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg for The World's End. You can find it here if you're interested. Of course, while I was at [ profile] killerweasel's LJ, I shamelessly stole this vid:

Fic reccage and more babbling. )
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Just a quick rec for a fabulous [ profile] holmestice story I read yesterday called Opposition Party. It's Mystrade (e.g. Mycroft/Lestrade), though it has some amusing moments with Sherlock and John as well. I also admire the way the author has managed to work in so many canon references. However, as you might suspect, the best part is the Mystrade. The dialogue between Mycroft and Lestrade is brilliant and funny. Lestrade is wonderfully bitchy at times, and Mycroft...Well, Mycroft is Mycroft. *g*

Once the author is revealed, I'll be adding this story to my Pinboard bookmarks. I might also add it to my AO3 bookmarks if the story is posted at Archive of Our Own.


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