Everyone Accuses Everyone Else of Having Not Read The Casebook: The Ongoing Saga
PSA to everyone arguing over Sherlock and Jim’s ages: Niether character stated their age in The Great Game, nor did Sherlock say how old he was when he began investigating Carl Powers’s death. All he said was “I was just a kid myself.” “Kid” is incredibly subjective.
The Casebook also does not provide Sherlock’s or Jim’s age or date of birth.
For added validation, the birth date of “Richard Brook” on his resume in the Casebook is 1976. Also in the Casebook and in the episode it says that Carl Powers died in 1989. Even if Jim used his actual birth year on his resume (which possible, but unlikely) he would have been 13 when he killed Carl Powers, not 11.
Also, to those of you claiming his date of birth was on the gravestone: you’re right, it was, but it was very deliberately cut off in the frame or blocked by flowers in every image taken of it, including those in the casebook and on Arwel Wyn Jones’s Twitter. The clearest image you can see is in the Casebook, and that image reveals only JA-(leaf)(twig)(leaf)(flower)-Y 6 (leaf) (leaf)(HUGE PIECE OF FOLIAGE)
Indicating January 6th, Sherlock Holmes’s generally-accepted birthday, which we have known about for several decades at least, but still no date.
friendly reminder that Moriarty was eleven years old when he committed his first murder
Friendly reminder that Sherlock was 8 when he tried to solve it.
Friendly reminder that somebody just made this up, because nowhere does it say how old either character is or how old they were when Carl Powers died.
The Sherlock Fandom Very Exciting Giveaway
In honor of having reached 5,000 followers, I’ve decided to do another giveaway! I’m poor, so it’s not much of a giveaway, but here’s how it’ll work:
1. Reblog this post to enter. You do not have to be following me to win.
2. Don’t bother reblogging more than once, because regardless of how many times you reblog, the nature of Tumblr means that the notice only shows up in my feed once, and as such, has no impact on your odds of winning.
3. I will only ship prizes to the U.S. This is not intended to be exclusionary, but the U.S. Postal Service is going bankrupt, so international rates are astronomical. If you live outside the U.S. but want to enter anyway, I can arrange to ship to you, but unfortunately you will have to pay your own postage.
4. There will be ten winners! That’s right, ten!
First prize will be one “I Believe in Sherlock Holmes” outdoor vinyl sticker, 3 Sherlock-themed buttons, and a charm necklace with John, Sherlock, Jim, and Irene:
Second prize will be one sticker, one button, and a necklace with just John and Sherlock:
Eight other winners will recieve an “I Believe” sticker.
5. Winners will be selected by random number on May 25, 2013. Prizes will be shipped as soon as the winners confirm their addresses.
6. If you win, I will contact you via ask for your address. I will not share this address with anyone else and will delete it after the prizes are sent. Please make sure your askbox is open. If you do not claim your prize within one week, I will pick someone else to replace you.
7. I like giveaways that benefit everyone as much as possible, so if you would like any of these items in your life but don’t win (or don’t like your odds of winning) you can go to this Etsy shop and use coupon code “imthereal” (no spaces, no capitals, no punctuation) to get 15% off anything in the shop until May 31, 2013.
Good luck, and (if you’ll forgive my phrasing) may the odds be ever in your favor.
If you are trying to avoid S3 spoilers, today is probably not a good day to be on Tumblr.
Two videos have been posted that (apparently) reveal details related to how Sherlock survived the fall.
These may be something legitimately filmed by fans, or it may be a clever and elaborate diversion (Mofftiss are completely aware that fans are spying on the filming locations, and considering that even the cast didn’t know the secret until just before those scenes were set to be shot, it seems the sort of thing they would do), but as of now, in the panicked haze, I cannot identify airtight information - legitimate or otherwise - about the genesis these videos, and I have not worked up the courage to watch them all the way through. I intend to, just give me some time to take some shots and brace myself.
This is “I’m the real”:
(There was nothing in this photo that could have been spoiler material, but regardless, it has been cropped out for your ease of viewing)
it’s a handwritten sign that Benedict Cumberbatch held up for the mob of fans (excuse you, mob of fans) hanging around during a break in filming this week. I assume he scribbled it hastily and didn’t think much about the grammatical structure (either that or he was trying to make it rhyme), but what he’s saying is that he’s the “real” Benedict Cumberbatch and that anyone on twitter who claims to be “the real Benedict Cumberbatch” is lying, because he is not on twitter and never will be.
If you aren’t concerned about spoilers, search the tag #imthereal and you will see a plethora of “I’m the real” jokes. I won’t post any of it here, because many of them are manipulations of unauthorized set photos and I’m trying not to encourage that nonsense, but seriously, there are already tee shirts.
This is from Sherlockology, not directly from a cast/crew member, but it’s legitimate.
Sherlock in London: A Message from Sue Vertue
Filming on Sherlock Series Three is about to enter an important stage.
Sue Vertue, producer on the series, has sent us the following statement:
Hi, Sue Vertue here.
As many of you are aware, we’ll soon be embarking on our first London leg of filming for series 3. I’m also aware that there is quite a lot of speculation about where we’re shooting when. I can’t stress how much we the Producers and Benedict, Martin and the rest of the cast appreciate your love and dedication to our show - we’ll endeavour to live up to your expectations for Series 3.
What I am nervous about is that our London shooting schedule is punishing and will really give us very little time to interact with you. The actors really hope you understand that.
Also, and I know this is probably asking a lot, the majority of fans and indeed ourselves would REALLY appreciate it if you didn’t post pictures or spoilers or ideally our daily locations.
Thanks for your understanding. Sue x
This applies to you.
Pages 56-57. Carl Powers died in 1989. Sherlock said he was eight years old in the episode.
Except Sherlock didn’t say he was eight years old in the episode. He said:
And we always knew that Carl died in 1989, because that was in the episode:
So the Casebook just mentioning 1989 gives us no new information.
Maybe that’s where this myth that the Casebook reveals Sherlock’s age comes from, though? Someone incorrectly thinking that Sherlock said he was eight in the episode, doing the math to get 1981, blogging about it, and everyone else just repeating it as fact?
OMG. WOW. NO!
I chose this response to address, but that goes for all of you who are suddenly having a panic attack about Moriarty not returning in Series 3. Moriarty died at Reichenbach Falls in the Doyle canon as well, so really, this plot development has been 120 years in the making.
ACCORDING TO BOTH MOFFAT AND ANDREW SCOTT:
HE’S REALLY, LEGITIMATELY DEAD.
Consummate nerd that I am, I have this sticker on my car.
What can I say, I’m excited about series 3.
An introduction to the rich variety of British accents and an analysis of accents used in Sherlock. I explore the distinctive regional accents and of course the ubiquitous BBC pronunciation, what the accents can tell us about the characters. A short, not too serious guide by someone who has no linguistics expertise.
This might be of use in your Beginner’s Guide to Sherlock.
I actually strongly recommend that you all follow Wellingtongoose, because everything posted there is very interesting.
Guns in BBC Sherlock
“Is it legal for John to keep his handgun?”
“Does Lestrade carry a weapon?”
I explore gun legislation in the UK, how John managed to keep his service weapon and why he chose to do so. I also discuss police use of firearms, and why Lestrade would not be armed in the course of his duties.
For fanfiction writers who do want guns to feature in their stories, I explain how people can obtain guns legally in the UK.
Because I got a lot of gun-related inquiries a while ago, and because I only have experience with firearms laws in the U.S., I thought some of you might find this interesting/pertinent.