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Hello! I was wondering if we will ever find out about Sherlocks past. So far we know that his Mycroft looked after sherlock, that Sherlock was solving crimes ( or trying to) quite young, and everyone at uni hated him. What were Sherlocks parents like? Will we find out why he is the way he is ( besides being on the spectrum) Thanks!😊

The thing is that in the Sherlock Holmes stories we learn very little about Sherlock’s young life. All but a few of the stories are told by Dr. Watson, who didn’t meet Holmes until they were both well into adulthood, and they focus very much on the cases and very little on Sherlock’s personal life or past. If the writers of the show wanted to give us any backstory, they would have to invent most of it. Even things like how he was treated by his peers and how he started solving crimes were written for the show, not taken directly from the Sherlock Holmes stories. We also know virtually nothing about Mycroft except that he’s fat.

If by “the spectrum” you mean “the autistic spectrum” there’s actually no clear indication that Sherlock is autistic. John is not a psychologist, he’s a surgeon, and as such he’s not qualified to diagnose Aspergers.  A graduate student in mental health research did quite a thorough analysis of Sherlock’s personality for me, wherein she came to the conclusion that nothing about Sherlock’s behavior is necessarily indicative of autism.

Sherlock Christmas mini-sode ‘Many Happy Returns’ due Christmas Eve

sherlockology:

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The BBC have revealed more information on the festive mini episode of Sherlock.

Entitled ‘Many Happy Returns’, the short runs for 7 minutes, and carries the following synopsis.

'A series of seemingly unconnected crimes stretching from Tibet to India to Germany. Sherlock Holmes has been gone for two years. But someone isn't quite convinced that he's dead…'

'Many Happy Returns' is set to be released on BBC iPlayer from 14:00GMT on December 24th, and will also be available to view via the BBC One red button service on TV at the following times.

Wed 25th December, 8:25pm-5:30am
Thu 26th December, 8:00pm-5:30am
Fri 27th December, 8:00pm-5:30am
Sat 28th December, 8:00pm-5:30am
Sun 29th December, 8:00pm-1:05am
Mon 30th December, 8:00pm-5:30am
Tue 31st December, 8:00pm-5:30am
Wed 1st January, 10:20pm-5:30am
Thu 2nd January, 8:00pm-5:30am

International availability and access remains unconfirmed, as do cast, the writer and director of the short.

If you click on the picture of Sherlock's headstone in Arwell's tweet you will see the bottom edge that was cut off in your screen cap showing the '77

Thank you for contributing, but finalproblem provided me with a source and I’ve already corrected the post. Mr. Jones actually tweeted the same picture on two separate occasions, one with the date cropped out and one uncropped. The cropped one was more widely circulated but the second is also legit. Thanks!

Finalproblem has confirmed for me that the date on the headstone from Arwel Wyn Jones’s twitter is in fact real and not edited in.

This is very helpful and informative because it means that this post that I keep saying is wrong is definitely not based on any official material.

If 1977 is Sherlock’s official birth year, it means he was 12 when he began investigating Carl Powers’s death, not 8 as has been so emphatically stated.

finalproblem:

thesherlockfandom:

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bakerstreetbabes:

jupitereyed:

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professorfonz:

cosmoglaut:

221bee:

cosmoglaut:

(Arwel’s tweet)

Note the bottom. Birth year is 1977. In this font, I can’t think of any other digit that would partially look like this, is repeated and gives credible birth year. This, for me, settles the age debate.

Interestingly (probably just a prop issue?) the Fall date is absent. I mean, John would notice something like that…

So this means that Sherlock was 33 when he and John first met. Also, that would make Mycroft about 40 at this time.

He’s approximately three years younger than John.

He was 12 when Carl Powers was murdered and he “made a fuss” to the police.

He was about 28 when he first met Lestrade.

He is now 36 years old.

Excellent!! Though, assuming they met on Jan 29th, 2011, Sherlock would be 34. From ASiB, we know John was 37 that year.

So, the age difference is, as you said, 3 years. Which puts John’s birth year at 1974. But above news is from the time after the events at pool. So, it’s possible that John’s birth date could be in 1973 (roughly) July-Dec and he would still be 37 at the time of above news.

Mycroft’s birth year could be 1969-1970. As in, he could have been born anywhere between roughly September 1969 - April 1970 to be called 7 years older. (Stretching it more causes my mind to adjust 7 years to 7.5 years, and that is not a canonical number for me!)

He met Lestrade around the age of 28, meaning he wasn’t just out of University. Actually we don’t even know whether he completed any degree. What was he doing then? Rather, what could he be doing before meeting Lestrade? There is his addiction. Did he kick it after meeting Lestrade? Before? Because 28 years is a long time, most people are well set into their jobs (Dull), and Sherlock invented his after this? Oooh… will there be some inklings to this in series 3 given that there’s going to be some family time (speculated)?

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FINALLY! I have always believed Sherlock’s age was similar to Benedict’s. Great sleuthing, cosmoglaut! I salute you.

i like to think the reason he and Lestrade met was because of drugs. either caught buying or wandered onto a crime scene high.. that’s my headcannon

ARE YOU FOR SERIOUS!??!!? 1977?!

A Victorian version note: they’re 2 years apart according to some canonical scholars and were 27 and 29 when they met.  Interesting.  Holmes is most often said to have been born in 1854, which puts him at 27 on that fateful day at Bart’s, though Watson’s birthdate is less often agreed upon.

This was very well spotted! But since I’m not super-into caring how old characters are or canonizing prop text, the only reaction for me is 

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POST BUST:

That date appears to be edited in. I believe this for 2 reasons: 1) an extensive search could not identify this image from any other source. 2) this is the actual photo Arwel Wyn Jones posted on his Twitter: 

John’s age is given on a prop newspaper but Sherlock’s age and birth year remain unknown.

Information on his age is (as far as I can tell) intentionally obstructed or omitted in all official material.

Consider this photo of his headstone from the Casebook: The month and day are visible because January 6th has been the accepted birthday of Sherlock Holmes for at least several decades, but the year is carefully blocked by flowers.

Unless someone can find me a second reliable source I don’t buy it.

It’s legit—Arwel tweeted a second version of the pic more recently and didn’t crop the bottom out this time:

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But I do agree with the general point that if they’ve gone out of their way to hide it in the show it’s not exactly a “real” date. Or it’s only real until there’s something realer. (This is the advantage of my “learning not to care” system, though I know it goes against a century of Sherlockian tradition. I’M A REBEL.)

WELL DONE YOU

Followers: see what finalproblem did there? GAVE ME A SOURCE.

By the way, I’m not being patronizing, I invite people to provide me with more evidence all the time and they never do.

You are my favorite.

  1. tribbletron said:I’ve been away for months and have no idea what’s going on. But this sort of thing happens on tumblr a lot. Anyway, glad you’re still updating. Always enjoyed your stuff.

It’s not a big deal, tribbletron, not to worry, it’s just baffling to me that anyone would want to spread information that they have doubts about. Even if they don’t believe me, I would hope that they would investigate for themselves…

Anyway, welcome back and I’m glad you enjoy the blog!

Sherlock S3E1 The Empty Hearse - Advance Spoiler-free Review

finalproblem:

Linked review does contain vague suggestions of… I don’t know, character dynamics might be the best way to put it. So don’t read if you will be upset with that sort of thing.

But if you’re okay with that and just generally curious, off you go.

I’m not picking on anyone, because at least 10 or 12 people have done this, but it’s a bit annoying when people reblog a post from me that I’ve corrected and delete the part where I corrected it, thereby knowingly perpetuating potentially erroneous information.

I know I’m not infallible, and if you can prove my correction erroneous please do so and I will happily redact it, but if you go out of your way to reblog something that you know is wrong just because you prefer the incorrect version, at least reblog it from someone else.

i-should-eat-you:

thesherlockfandom:

john-watson-is-sherlocked:

deduction019:

oakenshielden:

OKAY I JUST REALISED
According to the Casebook, Moriarty is born in 1976, and Sherlock in 1981. That’s a five year difference. Carl Powers was 11 years old when he died (well, murdered), and that was in 1989.
THAT MEANS MORIARTY MADE HIS FIRST KILL/STARTED MURDERING PEOPLE SINCE HE WAS 13 YEARS OLD
YOU LITTLE MONSTER
AND SHERLOCK BEGAN HIS DETECTING AND INVESTIGATING AT EIGHT YEARS OLD (“Carl Powers, John. That’s where I began.”)
EIGHT YEARS OLD
CAN YOU IMAGINE A TINY KID SHERLOCK SNOOPING AROUND FINDING CLUES AND TRYING TO FIND EVIDENCE FOR THE MURDER
YOU LITTLE GENIUS
YOU REALLY WERE JUST A KID IT MAKES SENSE WHY THE POLICE DIDN’T LISTEN
NO WONDER MORIARTY’S OBSESSED WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU GUYS GO WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY BACK
CHILDHOOD NEMESIS ENEMIES RIVALS WHATEVER
BECAUSE HAVING CHILDHOOD FRIENDS INSTEAD IS WAY TOO ORDINARY ISN’T IT

Reblogging this for the second time because:
BA DUM TSSSHH. 

Not to mention the fact that Carl Powers was eleven years old
I always pictured him as some douchebag high school junior or senior who sort of had it coming
No
He was a fucking sixth grader

This post is going around again, and as I’ve stated before (extensively and repeatedly) no one has yet been able to independently verify what page of the Casebook supposedly tells us Sherlock’s birth year.
I’ve read the Casebook cover-to-cover twice and as far as I can see, Sherlock’s birth year is not in there, not even on his headstone. As far as I know someone just made that year up.
Someone please do prove me wrong, I know you’d all love to.

All I have to say is he was younger than 13, because he referred to himself as a ‘child’. Sherlock would not call himself a child if he was older than 13. If he was 13 or older, he would’ve said “I was a teenager at the time” or something along those lines. My best guess is he was younger than 10, but that’d be just as I said, a guess.

I believe what he said was that he was a “kid”, and regardless, I think that’s a matter of semantics. I’m 23 and I would refer to a 13-year-old (or my 13-year-old self) as a child without hesitation. I consider the “childhood” cutoff at somewhere around 15, but everyone has a different way of gauging maturity. My dad recently started a sentence with “when I was a kid” and went on to talk about something that happened when he was 19.
"Child" and "kid" are both subjective blanket terms and can include teenagers.

i-should-eat-you:

thesherlockfandom:

john-watson-is-sherlocked:

deduction019:

oakenshielden:

OKAY I JUST REALISED

According to the Casebook, Moriarty is born in 1976, and Sherlock in 1981. That’s a five year difference. Carl Powers was 11 years old when he died (well, murdered), and that was in 1989.

THAT MEANS MORIARTY MADE HIS FIRST KILL/STARTED MURDERING PEOPLE SINCE HE WAS 13 YEARS OLD

YOU LITTLE MONSTER

AND SHERLOCK BEGAN HIS DETECTING AND INVESTIGATING AT EIGHT YEARS OLD (“Carl Powers, John. That’s where I began.”)

EIGHT YEARS OLD

CAN YOU IMAGINE A TINY KID SHERLOCK SNOOPING AROUND FINDING CLUES AND TRYING TO FIND EVIDENCE FOR THE MURDER

YOU LITTLE GENIUS

YOU REALLY WERE JUST A KID IT MAKES SENSE WHY THE POLICE DIDN’T LISTEN

NO WONDER MORIARTY’S OBSESSED WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU GUYS GO WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY BACK

CHILDHOOD NEMESIS ENEMIES RIVALS WHATEVER

BECAUSE HAVING CHILDHOOD FRIENDS INSTEAD IS WAY TOO ORDINARY ISN’T IT

Reblogging this for the second time because:

BA DUM TSSSHH. 

Not to mention the fact that Carl Powers was eleven years old

I always pictured him as some douchebag high school junior or senior who sort of had it coming

No

He was a fucking sixth grader

This post is going around again, and as I’ve stated before (extensively and repeatedly) no one has yet been able to independently verify what page of the Casebook supposedly tells us Sherlock’s birth year.

I’ve read the Casebook cover-to-cover twice and as far as I can see, Sherlock’s birth year is not in there, not even on his headstone. As far as I know someone just made that year up.

Someone please do prove me wrong, I know you’d all love to.

All I have to say is he was younger than 13, because he referred to himself as a ‘child’. Sherlock would not call himself a child if he was older than 13. If he was 13 or older, he would’ve said “I was a teenager at the time” or something along those lines. My best guess is he was younger than 10, but that’d be just as I said, a guess.

I believe what he said was that he was a “kid”, and regardless, I think that’s a matter of semantics. I’m 23 and I would refer to a 13-year-old (or my 13-year-old self) as a child without hesitation. I consider the “childhood” cutoff at somewhere around 15, but everyone has a different way of gauging maturity. My dad recently started a sentence with “when I was a kid” and went on to talk about something that happened when he was 19.

"Child" and "kid" are both subjective blanket terms and can include teenagers.

john-watson-is-sherlocked:

deduction019:

oakenshielden:

OKAY I JUST REALISED
According to the Casebook, Moriarty is born in 1976, and Sherlock in 1981. That’s a five year difference. Carl Powers was 11 years old when he died (well, murdered), and that was in 1989.
THAT MEANS MORIARTY MADE HIS FIRST KILL/STARTED MURDERING PEOPLE SINCE HE WAS 13 YEARS OLD
YOU LITTLE MONSTER
AND SHERLOCK BEGAN HIS DETECTING AND INVESTIGATING AT EIGHT YEARS OLD (“Carl Powers, John. That’s where I began.”)
EIGHT YEARS OLD
CAN YOU IMAGINE A TINY KID SHERLOCK SNOOPING AROUND FINDING CLUES AND TRYING TO FIND EVIDENCE FOR THE MURDER
YOU LITTLE GENIUS
YOU REALLY WERE JUST A KID IT MAKES SENSE WHY THE POLICE DIDN’T LISTEN
NO WONDER MORIARTY’S OBSESSED WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU GUYS GO WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY BACK
CHILDHOOD NEMESIS ENEMIES RIVALS WHATEVER
BECAUSE HAVING CHILDHOOD FRIENDS INSTEAD IS WAY TOO ORDINARY ISN’T IT

Reblogging this for the second time because:
BA DUM TSSSHH. 

Not to mention the fact that Carl Powers was eleven years old
I always pictured him as some douchebag high school junior or senior who sort of had it coming
No
He was a fucking sixth grader

This post is going around again, and as I’ve stated before (extensively and repeatedly) no one has yet been able to independently verify what page of the Casebook supposedly tells us Sherlock’s birth year.
I’ve read the Casebook cover-to-cover twice and as far as I can see, Sherlock’s birth year is not in there, not even on his headstone. As far as I know someone just made that year up.
Someone please do prove me wrong, I know you’d all love to.

john-watson-is-sherlocked:

deduction019:

oakenshielden:

OKAY I JUST REALISED

According to the Casebook, Moriarty is born in 1976, and Sherlock in 1981. That’s a five year difference. Carl Powers was 11 years old when he died (well, murdered), and that was in 1989.

THAT MEANS MORIARTY MADE HIS FIRST KILL/STARTED MURDERING PEOPLE SINCE HE WAS 13 YEARS OLD

YOU LITTLE MONSTER

AND SHERLOCK BEGAN HIS DETECTING AND INVESTIGATING AT EIGHT YEARS OLD (“Carl Powers, John. That’s where I began.”)

EIGHT YEARS OLD

CAN YOU IMAGINE A TINY KID SHERLOCK SNOOPING AROUND FINDING CLUES AND TRYING TO FIND EVIDENCE FOR THE MURDER

YOU LITTLE GENIUS

YOU REALLY WERE JUST A KID IT MAKES SENSE WHY THE POLICE DIDN’T LISTEN

NO WONDER MORIARTY’S OBSESSED WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU GUYS GO WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY BACK

CHILDHOOD NEMESIS ENEMIES RIVALS WHATEVER

BECAUSE HAVING CHILDHOOD FRIENDS INSTEAD IS WAY TOO ORDINARY ISN’T IT

Reblogging this for the second time because:

BA DUM TSSSHH. 

Not to mention the fact that Carl Powers was eleven years old

I always pictured him as some douchebag high school junior or senior who sort of had it coming

No

He was a fucking sixth grader

This post is going around again, and as I’ve stated before (extensively and repeatedly) no one has yet been able to independently verify what page of the Casebook supposedly tells us Sherlock’s birth year.

I’ve read the Casebook cover-to-cover twice and as far as I can see, Sherlock’s birth year is not in there, not even on his headstone. As far as I know someone just made that year up.

Someone please do prove me wrong, I know you’d all love to.

Anonymous
just so british people know, martin freeman is on the graham norton show tonight on bbc 1

Ey Brits…

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There’s some new content on John’s blog if you hadn’t noticed yet.

Sherlock S3 to hit DVD and Blu Ray from January 27 2014

sherlockology:

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Sherlock Series Three will arrive on home video from January 27 2014 in the UK, and in the USA on February 11 2014.

As we’ve previously posted, the series is already available for pre-order from both sites - you can find links to purchase from Amazon below.

The final artwork remains TBC,…

Anonymous
What's the deal with Sherlock's bees pants?

Sherlock loves bees.