Ok so to bide my time before the next series of Sherlock comes out (and to keep me marginally sane), I’ve been reading all of the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, usually at work when I’m doing nothing else.
I was minding my own business until THIS happened:
- Ok, the word WEDDING showed up. Pretty typical. Nothing to be super psyched about.
- Wait…and now the word RAT is on the same page. Just a quick descriptor, again, nothing too exciting. But still, a neat coincidence…
- …you’ve got to be kidding me. BOW. All three clue words for series 3 on one page? I quit. I’m done. I can’t do this anymore.
(page scan from the Barnes and Noble: The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 2. The story in question is called The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton)
I can get a studio to finance my dream project, the reboot of “Air Bud” that we all feel is so long overdue. (He could play Jai Alai! Think of the emotional ramifications of JAI ALAI!!!!)
“John,” said Sherlock earnestly, “if I — if I’m not quite —” he stopped and tried again — “John, whatever happens, you will understand, won’t you?”
At the time, John had not realized the full import of those words.
Sherlock did not live to be 100.
But John would be haunted by the memories even when he was 99.
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AU: Where Sherlock and John meet as kids and become the best of friends, and Sherlock does not fake his Reichenbach death but actually sacrifices his life for John’s. Also, in this version, Sherlock’s a year older than John vs. Doyle’s version where John is 2 years older than Sherlock if I remember correctly (And for those of you who couldn’t tell, the quotes are from Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne’s original book version)
Large quantities of Sherlock, Parks & Recreation, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Martin Freeman, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, podcast randomness, and much more will be found here. The level of appreciation is up to you.
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