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16 May 2010 @ 10:44 am
Sunday Post!  
So garamsythe asked me to post this week's Sunday post, so here goes...I figured we haven't had a reading post in a while and frankly I've read so many of the stories lately they've sort of blended together in my head, so how's about just a

GENERAL BOOK POST OF FUN!


I wanna know who's reading the stories, which one are you on? Favorite quotes? Favorite slashy bits? Anything you want to discuss? (I don't know about you all, but I don't know anyone IRL that's read or is reading them right now, and I'm pretty sure they're all getting sick of me go "ZOMG WATSON SAID THIS" or "HOLMES GRABBED HIS WRIST" every five minutes...)

And heck, even if you're not reading, contribute something, anything, whatever you all want.

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Queerly: Sherlock Holmes: the game is afoot!queerlyobscure on May 16th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
I have read them all and often and yeah, real life people are getting sick of hearing about it, too.

I happen to love the hat scene depicted above. I suppose because I've always thought of "The Blue Carbuncle" as the Holmes Christmas special, and I always love Christmas specials.

I have recently taken a shine to "The Gloria Scott", too. Since it has Holmes' first boyfriend an' all.

I have nothing exciting to say in general, other than that. I'll just wait here 'til someone else does *waits*.
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 16th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
I'm still working my way through them all, I'm currently reading The Adventure of the Priory School.

The Blue Carbuncle was awesome, I just love how cozy this image is. I guess that goes with it being all Christmassy and whatnot.

I enjoyed "The Gloria Scott" quite a bit. Especially for the first boyfriend thing haha. But I'm still undecided as to my favorite so far...

*Waiting with you* I'll probably post something more intelligent later, after I fill out some job apps so I can fund this Holmes obsession...
Ragweed the Dwergiragweedtd on May 16th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
I've just started rereading The Hound of the Baskervilles; I'm literally like, 20 pages in, but I'm excited for all the UST.

ALSO, I hadn't seen this posted here yet:
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 16th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Hahaha I love that comic!

I finished The Hound of The Baskervilles a little while ago. I dunno, it wasn't my favorite story, but it was ok. I think I was expecting too much, because the second I mention Sherlock Holmes all I ever heard was "OMG Have you read Hound of the Baskervilles yet?!?!?!" so I thought it was gonna be the best thing since sliced bread haha. There is some good UST towards the end though. Of course most of the story is one big ball of Watson going "I miss my Holmesy-poo" haha.

sarannahsarannah on May 16th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Just wondered what book/books the 2009 film is/are based on?
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 16th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
It's an original story. There are a ton of references to the books in it though. A lot of quotes and things are taken straight out of the books. My friends get annoyed watching it with me since I keep going "ooh! That's in the book!" every couple minutes haha.
insects, ligaments, i'm the bee's knees: hooooolmesgaramsythe on May 17th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
It was actually way more fun to watch it after reading some of the stories because the references/quotes are like little nuggets of nerdy gold for me. :D
effloresenceeffloresence on May 20th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
Well, Irene Adler isn't a thief, but she features in one of the short stories from "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" called "A Scandal In Bohemia" - and Moriarty is of course Sherlock's eternal arch rival, who appears in person in "The Last Problem"... haha, such a Sherlock geek - Penguin recently issued the complete Sherlock Holmes which has all of them, so I'm reading them all :D
and your poetry will now be written with blood: Sherlock by Pagete_colberto on May 17th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
I was re-reading the entire canon, and now I'm on The Case-Book which I realized I hadn't read before (bad fan!). I also read The Seven Percent Solution by Nicholas Meyer which OMFG I CANNOT RECOMMEND HIGHLY ENOUGH. It's such a fun, quick read and it's full of slashy bromancy moments and Holmes and Watson hang out with Sigmund Freud and OH LORD IT'S SO AWESOME. We should book club it, you guys.

Also, can we talk about how foxy canon!Holmes is in disguise in SCAN?
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 17th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
That story does sound interesting, I'll have to check it out.

And yes, foxy is a prefect word for that illustration. I like how his hat's tipped XD
Ragweed the Dwergiragweedtd on May 17th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Holmes and Watson hang out with Sigmund Freud

I need to pick up this book...
talksick42: Killfucktalksick42 on May 18th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
You should. It's fucking awesome.

Watson punches the shit out of Holmes, and also there is lots of h/c
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 17th, 2010 05:03 am (UTC)
So I just wanna talk about how completely and utterly depressing "The Final Problem" is and how absolutely fantastically happy "The Empty House" is. I was devastated by the former and giggled with glee in the latter XD
Queerly: Sherlock Holmes: Holmes complete with haqueerlyobscure on May 17th, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
I have never been able to bring myself to actually read "The Final Problem". In 12 years, I haven't been able to do it. I know what happens, I've seen the Granada episode, but I cannot read the story.

I'm a bit pathetic, yeah, I know. But then Watson fainted and it was all good.
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 17th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
That's not pathetic in the slightest, I was dreading reading that one. I almost found the Granada episode more depressing, because it has the sad music and you actually see Watson's anguish. Not that you don't get a sense in the book, but nonetheless, Burke's portrayal is brilliant.

I giggled when Watson fainted XD I think that might be my favorite Granada ep just because they're sooooo giggly and excited when they reunite.
Queerly: Sherlock Holmes: love youqueerlyobscure on May 17th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Holmes running his hands over Watson's face! They are adorable in that ep., what with Watson proving himself to be the biggest Holmes fanboy ever once again for putting up with Holmes' shit. Also Catullus, but that was in the book, too. *sigh* 'tis an awesome episode.

I'm not sure why the idea of the book bothers me more, really, but perhaps it's because in my mind, I know Watson only through his writing, and I cannot bear the thought of reading about his heartbreak.
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 17th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
Not too mention clearly unbuttoning his collar! And putting his arms out to him like "gimme a hug!" before he faints! D'awww that ep fills me with glee.

Yeah, I had to like mentally prepare myself to read it, and remind myself that there would be more stories still. I did get a bit misty-eyed though...

And I just need to state, your icon is flipping adorable XD
Queerly: Sherlock Holmes: hugsqueerlyobscure on May 18th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
Yeeeees! I always imagine that there's a second after Watson faints where Holmes is like "D: oops." And it's adorable.

I do love that icon - there are a bunch like it, including *this* one, here, if you're interested. All art is by sadynax, who does a lot of awesome fanart of teeny Holmeses and Watsons.
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 18th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Hahaha yes! It is super adorable! Silly Holmes. XD

Ooooh thanks! They're soooo cute!

Charlotte: Sherlock Holmes - Granada - Deerstalkersparklyglampire on May 17th, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)
I've just gotten up to Hound of the Baskervilles! It's not terribly exciting so far though (well, a pony did just sink into the moor.. but other than that it's mainly been Watson going OKAY WHAT WOULD HOLMES DO? and questioning the neighbours). And well, the slash potential is kinda limited without Holmes being there D:

Haha, my housemates are really sick of me going 'OH MY GOD SO HOLMES JUST HELD WATSONS HAND! WATSON FAINTED! HE JUST WHISPERED IN HIS EAR!' etc too. Our conversations usually go like this: 'oh, did I tell you about how Holmes--' 'YES YOU DID TELL ME ABOUT HOW GAY HOLMES AND WATSON ARE, STOP IT'. So yeah, I understand ):
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 17th, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
Yeah I didn't think Hound of the Baskervilles was terribly exciting. I did giggle every time Watson was like OMG I MISS HOLMES though.

Hahaha, I'm glad I'm not the only one. XD
talksick42: man lovin'talksick42 on May 18th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Is it sad that my introduction to Holmes was by a pastiche?

I read The Seven Per-Cent Solution and thought to myself; "I ship that." Then I read the books.