A Call to Arms: I Believe in Sherlock Holmes
In response to the simultaneously heartbreaking and infuriating besmirching of the good name of the world’s only Consulting Detective, Sherlockians everywhere have taken it upon themselves to speak out against the (fictional) public opinion of Sherlock Holmes by taking the position of the (fictional) faithful followers who believe Sherlock’s body of work to be genuine.
In what can be best described as a viral campaign, fans have begun using guerilla “vandalism” ( in real life) to announce that they still believe Sherlock Holmes to be a true genius.
The originating post can describe the nature of the beast more accurately than I can. It is posted immediately after this one.
Disclaimer: As the administrator of this blog, I do not in any way encourage the damaging of property, public or private, and would advise that any “resistance” you choose to employ be either removable (chalk, fliers, etc.) or performed on your own property and belongings (spray paint your own shed if you must, or make a tee shirt).
Mad Libs with Moriarty
While this is, thus far, a small meme, it is the first true meme I have seen that is born of “A Scandal in Belgravia” (i.e. something that is not self-explanatory, such as Sherlock in a bedsheet).
Near the beginning of “A Scandal in Belgravia,” Moriarty receives a very poorly-timed phone call. While it is clearly implied that the call was from Irene Adler, and while we hear Moriarty’s side of the conversation, it is never revealed precisely what Irene said. This has left a gap into which the fandom has characteristically poured as much crack as possible by filling the blank spots in the conversation. While the call was canonically from Irene, Sherlockians have also imagined that it might have been Sebastian Moran, characters from other shows, and in one case, the Baker Street Pastry Shop.
Examples to follow.