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22 May 2010 @ 11:12 pm
sunday post of fun!  
Two orders of business today! First: I've been thinking of doing a contest in the near future. It could be the first of a series of contests, and I thought of a few categories like macros, graphics, fics, fanvids, or anything else that might showcase your love for our dear Holmes. Would ya'll be interested in participating? I'm still trying to think of prizes and stuff, which I'm thinking could be little charms (I love making things out of polymer clay) or something virtual like a icons or a banner. So yeah: contest ideas? Categories? Fabulous prizes??

Second order of business: The resuming of the reading posts! This week's story is...

The Dancing Men

Abe Slaney, gangsta extraordinaire.

Read here: http://ignisart.com/camdenhouse/canon/danc.htm

Subtext, in case you missed any: http://www.nekosmuse.com/sherlockholmes/subtext/dancingmen.htm

Drawing a blank? Consider these:
- What was your favorite/least favorite part? Why?
- Interactions between characters you found interesting.
- Were you able to guess the solution before Holmes revealed it?
- Similarities between this story and others or the movie, or a different book/tv series/film.
and your poetry will now be written with blood: Sherlock by Pagete_colberto on May 23rd, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
Dude, it was ACD's birthday yesterday...we should have a party.
canadian_plantcanadian_plant on May 23rd, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
I remember first learning about this story from the children's program Arthur. One of the characters wrote her party invitations up in the dancing men code. Hee :-)
and your poetry will now be written with blood: Sherlock by Pagete_colberto on May 23rd, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
I love this story; Holmes is really at the top of his game. And the Granada episode is very very good.

Also, in this set photo from the 2009 movie, you can see the dancing men on the mantle. A very nice touch:
insects, ligaments, i'm the bee's knees: sherlock snoozegaramsythe on May 23rd, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Whoa, that's awesome! Too bad they're too blurry to read. I bet it spells "buttsex" or something, haha.

I didn't know yesterday was ACD's birthday! Does it warrant a party post?
and your poetry will now be written with blood: Robert Downey Sherlocke_colberto on May 24th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
I'm down to party but it's up to you.
insects, ligaments, i'm the bee's knees: hooooolmesgaramsythe on May 23rd, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
This was actually listed as one of ACD's favorite Holmes stories, and I can see why. He really takes his clients cases seriously and you can tell he's devastated when Hilton Cubitt is dead and his wife injured. This isn't the first time he's been emotionally affected by something like this, which I found interesting because Dr. House on the tv series House M.D. (who, of course, is based on Sherlock Holmes) is quite the opposite and cares mostly about solving the mystery more than his patients. The balance of empathy and efficiency of solving cases is what makes Holmes such a likeable character. (:
Meaghan: Granada!Holmessouperbassi26 on May 24th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
I just finished reading this a few days ago. It might be one of my favorites so far. I dunno why, it was just great.

(Sorry I don't have more right now, I'm still a big ball of emotion after the Lost finale.)