Thank you for your complements and your kind words, friend.
The problem with that is that “fans” of a mass murderer named James Holmes also call themselves “Holmies.” He killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado last year and is still pending trial.
Though it rolls off the tongue, I think it’s best to avoid confusing the two.
If you sent me a helpful message or offered to assist me with the blog FAQ and about page, thank you very much, and my lack of response is not because I’m ignoring you.
I’ve been sick for the last few days and couldn’t be arsed to implement anything anyone has suggested yet, but because of the way Tumblr works, if I respond to you your message disappears. For now they’re just fermenting.
I plan to do some blog housekeeping this weekend and that’s when I’ll distribute thanks/responses/questions.
Thank you all!
I would love to have my blog be more user-friendly, unfortunately I am not the least bit technologically capable. I do not understand HTML, and I do not know how to modify anything at all about this blog.
I know this seems like a very irresponsible gap in knowledge, but when I started this blog, I never expected it to become as popular as it did.
If anyone would be willing to help me with setting up a FAQ page and a search bar and any other helpful modifications, I would be immensely grateful, and I could possibly work out a small reward of some kind, maybe some Sherlock merchandise, but I can’t do it myself and I certainly don’t have the money to pay someone to do it.
The generally-accepted term is “Sherlockians,” following the same pattern as “Whovians.”
It’s a mouthful, but it works.
BBC One - Original British Drama trailer, featuring clips from Sherlock series 3
Someone else asked this a few months ago, which should give you an idea of how common a trope it is, but you’re correct that it never happened in the show. The reason it’s so common in fanfiction is because it’s a hurt/comfort element that doesn’t actually require “hurt” (an injury, so to speak. Some people are squeamish about injuries). The pattern usually goes something like this: John falls in during cold weather (it’s usually Sherlock’s fault somehow) and he must then be undressed, cuddled, petted, and otherwise taken care of. Getting a cold thereafter (and thus requiring more doting) is optional. It’s all very sweet, good for fluff fics. The reason people choose the Thames is simply because it’s the only major waterway in London and, more importantly, a London landmark that even non-Londoners are familiar with.
I am not an expert in cinematography, so I really have no idea, but a cursory search of film forums indicated to me that with films, just one primary camera is used, while for a television show, typically about 3 cameras are used to save time. The changes in angle are almost always created by one camera being moved around to shoot various takes, and sometimes each take may only include one or two lines of dialogue. The only time multiple cameras are typically used are for action scenes, where you only have one take to get things consistent.
I’m sure it varies based on specific needs of the show and the way the scenes are shot, but a single camera can be equipped with interchangeable lenses and track rigs and booms and things, so I imagine they don’t need very many.
cuncumberbatch said: sure I totally understand people who see Sherlock and John’s relationship as a platonic friendly one :) and yes sorry about the ‘only’, that’s not what i meant
I understand completely, I was just clarifying for those playing along at home. Thanks for chiming in!
cuncumberbatch said: /joins in/ so you only consider them as really good friends, that’s it right?
However, I should add that there’s nothing “only” about friendship. Friendship is a beautiful kind of relationship.
I do not, but I have nothing against it.
I’m not 100% sure what the purpose of this is, but f you want to submit something, this blog is looking for submissions.
Here meaning Connecticut? I’m going to be here for at least a year or two. Whether or not we decide to live here after that depends on how well we like it.