“Two years after the devastating events of ‘The Reichenbach Fall’, John appears to have got on with his life. New horizons and romance beckon. But, with London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about to take John at his word, staging his resurrection with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it, though, he’s in for a very big surprise…”― BFI’s synopsis of The Empty Hearse (via jinglebatch)
The Literary Crime Spree
So Lily and I have been working on a bit of project with one of my awesome friends, Molly… And it’s finally up and running! The Literary Crime Spree is our blog for Sherlock Holmes-related reviews on books and various Holmes adaptations, with some meta and general irreverence thrown in. If you like books, Sherlock Holmes and copious amounts of snark, we’d love for you to check it out!
P.S. by ‘Sherlock Holmes’ related, we mean anything we can honestly relate back to Sherlock Holmes. So expect pastiches, popular science, mysteries, victorian lit, and even fan fiction.
If you think Benedict Cumberbatch and/or Andrew Scott are the only wildly sexy men on Sherlock then you bastards are wrong because
I’ll leave you all to think on this
So basically I’m the only person with a raging hard-on for Martin Freeman…?
The Solitary Cyclist
“Yes, I bicycle a good deal.”
Holmes wants to explain, when Watson starts to explain.
"Slight roughening on the side of the soles caused by the friction of the pedals."
Watson, your hair. Watson. Your hair.
Huh. I can’t look away now. It’s all I see…
A teenlock AU based off Carrie Underwood’s song Just A Dream. Heartbreaking as possible.
"Fleur-de-lis" is heart-wrenchingly angsty, which you could probably guess based on the fact that it’s tagged with major character death. Half of me didn’t want to touch this fic with a ten foot pole,…
Oh my god, I thought I reblogged this and I didn’t. Thank you so much for the amazing review! It literally made my day (or week). I’m so glad you decided to give it a shot and, while I don’t think my work can be compared to “You Give Me Fever”, it made me deliriously happy to see that comment, because I love that fic and ugh…
The timelines are deliberately confusing, because of the way the song is, but I’ve been thinking of adding in italics for the dream state and bold for the past, because it’s a very common crit.
“John is still, he’s stoical, he’s very watchful, he’s very very strong-willed, a strong-minded person, he’s not easily flappable.
You know he’s an alpha male, he saves lives and can kill people; like if it wasn’t for Sherlock he’d be the most impressive man in the room, you know because he’s knocking about with someone who’s even more fucking alpha than he is. All of which is interesting to play because you’re playing someone who is very much their own man, they’re very strong.
He doesn’t do a lot of vocal flourishes, he doesn’t do a lot of showing off, it’s just he’s still in a way that I envy about some men. He’s got a real strength to him.”” ―
*pets and kisses this*
do not stand at my grave and weep
Hey there, Maria here. So, if you wanna book one of the official London Walking Tours, they are very good, especially the tour led by Richard 4 are super interesting; the man is an encyclopedia on legs concerning all things Doyle and Holmes. So if you can find one of those walks, they are absolutely worth the money.
If you wanna visit some of the shooting locations from Sherlock BBC, Sherlockology have a super helpful guide on their website, so you can check out some of the locations which you can easily find. Make sure to visit Speedy’s in North Gower Street (East of Euston Station). They are the super nicest people and the food is amazing and of course they have loads of photos inside the cafe from when they filmed Sherlock there.
The Sherlock Holmes pub is also nice to go to for the pictures and props they have inside; and there is a small Shrlock Holmes museum upstairs next to the restaurant. They also serve Sherlock Holmes ale (which isn’t exactly super good, but well) and Watson ale which tastes of honey and is therefore superior (in my humble opinion).
And then there is obviously the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Baker Street and the Bank where the original 221B would have been, had it existed back in the day.
I don’t know if any of the London based Babes are around for coffee, but I’ll make this public so people can get in touch with you should they be around and up for a similar adventure :)
That was amazingly helpful, thank you so much!! <3 I think I’ll do the official london tour and then spend a bit of time hunting down some other locations. And if anyone wants to join, let me know. We can scratch the coffee for ale instead!
So I got rec-ed here (some crazy person thought I belonged on a list with the Paradox series? And the Anatomist? Like… What? I LOVE you nonny). Also, this is an amazing blog, I’m so happy to have found it.
(Well, Lily found it first. So we were already following it. But I’m now happy to have knowledge of its existence because it’s a fantastic idea for a blog. Why does no one TELL me these things.)