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.
Season 3 BBC and PBS air dates
I found Sherlock on Netflix after Season 2 aired so I’m unsure how the episodes were originally broadcast. From what little I can find searching the web, it appears that fans in the US have to wait for months for PBS to air the new episodes. Is this true, and if so, any chance that BBC and PBS would air Season 3 at the same time like Doctor Who on BBC America?
If the next season airs on PBS as the last two have, there is absolutely zero chance that series 3 will air at the same time in the US as in the UK. BBC and BBC America are part of the same parent company and can easily coordinate, whereas PBS is a completely different network. When they acquire Sherlock they are effectively buying temporary rights to the show so they can broadcast it, and when those rights become available are at the discretion of the BBC. For series 2, it was about 4 months between the UK air date and the US air date.
If you want to watch Sherlock at the same time it airs in the UK, you can use an online service called TheTelly.net, which streams British channels for a fee ($15 for a one-day trial, if I remember correctly). This is the only official, legal way to get Sherlock in the U.S. as it premiers. Otherwise you can either have a friend/acquaintance livestream it to you from the U.K. or wait for someone to record it as it airs and then download it a few hours later. Both of these methods are free but technically illegal.
If any other legal methods become available I will let you know. There is BBC iPlayer, but that will only show you Sherlock if you download a program called Expat Shield, which effectively tricks your computer into forgetting which region it’s coded to (also illegal).
Hello! I was wondering if you’ve heard of Tumbl-con USA yet?
If not, you should check it out. The people working on it are very dedicated to bringing tumblr together.
I, however, am here to ask you for help with the Sherlock Committee. Basically, a committee is the gathering of a fandom to make their experience as amazing as possible. We’re also responsible with getting funds to invite actors and writers, or any special guest, to a panel at the con.
What we need help with is getting the word out. We need as many people as possible talking about this. I’m afraid we’ve only managed to reach a very small portion of the Sherlock fandom. Would you mind spreading the word?
I had heard of it, but regrettably I live nowhere near Chicago, and thus wouldn’t be able to come myself, but it looks like a blast, so everyone, please do consider turning out!
Molly and Sherlock
Hi :) I was just wondering, why does everyone think Molly helped Sherlock fake his death? Wasn’t Molly pregnant at the time because of Sherlock, so why would she help him? Just wondering, sorry if it’s a stupid question!
Well…that’s certainly the most bizarre theory I’ve ever heard.
Are you sure we’re talking about the same show?
The show in which Sherlock Holmes is almost certainly both asexual and a virgin and even if he wasn’t has no interest in Molly whatsoever, to the extent that his being mean to her is a recurring plot point?
Also, the show in which Molly offered to help Sherlock in any way she could, and in which - just before Sherlock jumped to his apparent death - he approached Molly and told her “I think I’m going to die” to which she responded “What do you need?” As such, the notion that Molly helped Sherlock fake his death isn’t really a fan theory, it’s in the show.
I’m not being patronizing, I legitimately think you may be either confusing a fanfiction for something you saw in the show, or possibly watching something different.
On an aside: even if Molly was pregnant by Sherlock (which, just to be doubly clear, has never happened and never will) why would she refuse to help save the life of the hypothetical father of her hypothetical child? What kind of person does that? I think, if anything, she would be more inclined to help him in that case.
In a lot of fan fictions I keep seeing people refer to Sherlock as Shirley. Any reason why?
I would be more inclined to spell it ”Sherly,” as in an abbreviation of “Sherlock,” but in the second Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movie, Sherlock and Mycroft scathingly refer to each other by the pet names ”Sherly” and “Mycey” (pronounced “mikey”) in an attempt to irritate one another.
Unrelated: I have no idea why, but Tumblr seems to think that “PantyDragon” submitted this when they certainly did not. PantyDragon is my main blog, and this was somehow redirected there, but I’m not sure why the actual submitter’s name isn’t attached to this. Good job there, Tumblr.
I move that we start a write-in campaign. If we all band together, there’s nothing we can’t do!! (Pardon me if I sound like a high school coach.)
Please reblog and get the word out!!
This sounds like an excellent idea. I just completed the survey myself, and unfortunately you can’t just skip categories, so having to pick a “favorite country artist” was, for me, just a matter of clicking the one with the least-annoying sounding name, as I had never heard of any of them. Fortunately, though, I know that this fandom is just rabid enough to make ‘Sherlockian” a legitimate nominee (and I mean that in a very loving way).
So follow this link and vote:
They encourage you to vote multiple times, so by all means, abuse that privilege.
I believe in all of you.
A thing about the Reichenbach Fall
I just realized something… and I had to share it with the fans because it just… During the Reichenbach Fall when Sherlock uses the wrong toilet… If he’d needed to pee, he would have noticed his mistake immediately because women’s bathrooms have no urinals. That means Sherlock must have been pooping. Yup. You’re welcome.
Well…thank you for that, but he was actually telling Kitty Riley that she was in the wrong toilet, not admitting a mistake. I doubt he would be so unobservant as to use the wrong toilet himself, and since she was playing the part of a rabid fan, I’m sure she would have had no problem stalking him into the gents’. Not all men’s toilets have urinals, especially in older buildings with more primitive plumbing (which a courthouse is as likely as any to be) and men can, of course, use a stall for either eventuality.
Regardless, to respond to your apparent epiphany: everybody poops. Even geniuses.
Just to point out, the Sunday Times article which was inquired after a while ago can be found here ——> http://cumberbatchweb.tumblr.com/post/15100640475/article-from-tomorrows-sunday-times-on-sherlock
It references Benedict and Martin’s reactions to the Tumblr fanon. I am honestly mortified that 1. They know it exists and can see all our disgusting fantasies and 2. There are actual fans who send the cast and staff this stuff.
While I agree that it is certainly inappropriate and a bit childish, “disgusting” is perhaps a strong word. Keep in mind that Gatiss, at least, has been very supportive of the fan community. He himself used to write homoerotic fiction (http://fandombro.tumblr.com/post/17132656481/anybody-remember-how-gatiss-used-to-write-smutty-books), and when asked about the Sherlock porn, he laughed and announced “long may it continue.”
As for Mr. Freeman and Mr. Cumberbatch, they seem to react at best with amusement and at worst with exasperation, but neither has expressed any measure of anger or outrage, even at the material they know is sexual. This is far from the first cast to be aware of its fandom, and I think they understand that it comes as part and parcel of being in the public eye and part of a popular show.
“If you want to think that they’re secretly in love with each other, then you can,” Freeman says. “But we’ve never played anything like that. I don’t really think they are, but there’s enough of that for people to see it if they want.”
That being said, the kindness and understanding of the cast and crew is absolutely not license to send them sexual material. I’m sure they do not appreciate it, and it definitely makes the sender appear incredibly creepy. Remember that the cast and crew are not the characters you imagine them as, but real people with real lives and real relationships who do not want to know what you think about when you masturbate.
It seems that there is a new meme?
I am not sure where it started exactly and it doesn’t seem to have an official name yet. But it’s a picture of Benedict from the first screening of Sherlock 2. And people are photoshopping images in his hands. Like onions. It’s amusing. Here is a sample: http://cucumberbatchin.tumblr.com/post/14011353767
Have a nice day!
I believe they’re calling this cumbertroll, and yes, I’ve seen it. I’ll get to that soon, but I have a Wholock post for tonight that’s going up first. Thanks for any and all tips though, they are much appreciated.
Submission regarding Anderson’s dinosaur fetish. Click the link, it is glorious.
Regarding the Anderson/dinosaur thing, this is the true origin: http://rachelsfic.livejournal.com/18758.html
It was popularised through the prompt you mentioned, and also through Holmesian.net, particularly an entry in the Halloween story contest, and is the brainchild of Gracious Anne. Although, she’ll be ridiculously embarassed if she knew I told you.