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Youtube suggested this to me. Well done youtube, it's delightful.



(Spoilers up to the end of S3)

ETA: SPOILERS FOR S4 in the comments!!
elisi: (Sherlock (the game is on) by rytalias)
Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss answers critic in verse
Sherlock writer and cast member Mark Gatiss has responded in verse to a critic who accused the show of turning the character into "Sherlock Bond".

Follow link to see poem in full.

Also from the article: Gatiss's response mirrors a poem Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself wrote in 1912, entitled:
To An Undiscerning Critic.

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elisi: (Sherlock (the game is on) by rytalias)
So, I tend to say that I don't write Sherlock meta. But um, this happened. I'm only skating over the surface, touching on the things that stood out for me, and I quite simply couldn't help myself. I am leaving out SO MUCH, but it is what it is.

The Lying Detective )
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Moffat on top form just leaves all the rest trailing.
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Show, I have missed you.

Talk to me?
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thirdman

Well, that hit the spot.

Like... 'Here you go folks, here's how you make TV'

*wallows in happy Sherlock-y-ness*

And oh god, the Reichenbach Falls!!! I can't even.
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it looks even more meta than usual... :D
elisi: (The Grand Moff and his boys)
Doctor Who took two awards - best drama and best drama performance for Matt Smith! And Sherlock won in a new TV detective category. (BBC report here.)

ETA: This was my very first Eleven-icon, uploaded mere days after Matt's announcement (when it seemed everyone decided to dislike him on sight):



And oh, it was right! :)

Acceptanace speeches under the cut:

Read more... )

And - as an extra - here is the fabulous Pre-Movie Theater Introduction for The Day of the Doctor. With and without audience reaction:



Oh and this evening's winning comment was by Miss M: "Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't smile, he triangles!"
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Not mine, but I liked this one:

Digital Spy 'His Last Vow' recap.
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I am wondering whether people will love it or hate it. I liked it very, very, very much, although Darcy a) thought parts of it very slow (ergo - he's unimpressed. He really doesn't 'get' character stuff, he thinks it halts the narrative) and b) He's impossibly smug because all his predictions came true.
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That was the funniest, most fabulous episode ever! I draw big sparkly hearts around everyone and everything.
elisi: (Sherlock (the game is on) by rytalias)
The Moff taketh away (our 11!), the Moff giveth... Bring on Sherlock!

ETA: Oh, but it was gooooooood.
elisi: (We are all stories by immobulus_icons)
Stories. Stories stories stories stories. I will never tire of stories about stories. (<- It was this or keyboard smash.)

ETA: Miss M's comment: "Wow. That was... something. [pause] The Great Game isn't my favourite any more. Which is a shame, but..."

(The Great Game is still Impish Girl's favourite, because it's funny.)

ETA2: A few SPOILERY thoughts )

ETA3: Link to Watson's blog. VERY SPOILERY.
elisi: (We are all stories by immobulus_icons)
Stories. Stories stories stories stories. I will never tire of stories about stories. (<- It was this or keyboard smash.)

ETA: Miss M's comment: "Wow. That was... something. [pause] The Great Game isn't my favourite any more. Which is a shame, but..."

(The Great Game is still Impish Girl's favourite, because it's funny.)

ETA2: A few SPOILERY thoughts )

ETA3: Link to Watson's blog. VERY SPOILERY.
elisi: (The Woman)
This is one of the most intelligent discussions of fandom & writing that I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

It tackles the same issue as Your Friends Are Not Watching the Same Show You Are (And That's Okay), but from a different angle - the angle of viewing something through a particular lens and ignoring contradictory evidence. The author even brings up Spike to illustrate a point, using the difference between how some fans saw him Vs. how the show portrayed him. (Who was monster and who was victim in S6? Was Spike mistreated or was Buffy? Fandom, I love you, but the overwhelming tendency to portray EVERYTHING as black-or-white drives me insane. Hence, me rarely stepping out from my cosy corner). Because nothing is SIMPLE. Good characters are complex. And writers even more so...

F.ex. Joss is a not a shining beacon of feminism. Nor is Moffat a misogynist. And to view either through a lens like that distorts everything you see. They are storytellers, and they have strengths and weaknesses, and even these tend to change over time. (The most stellar example would probably be when RTD was accused of homophobia post-CoE... Hence my deep distrust of Fannish Accepted Wisdom, despite the fact that fandom was what taught me about privilege & -isms in the first place.)

Um, anyway, READ THIS. Have I mentioned lately that I love sensible and levelheaded people?

A Scandal in Fandom: Steven Moffat, Irene Adler, and the Fannish Gaze

A couple of choice quotes:

The thing about the latest round of "Is Steven Moffat sexist?" that's currently flapping round the blogosphere, is that if within the same week you can manage to get accused of hating women by a Guardian blogger, and simultaneously accused of championing women and hating men in the Christmas special by the Daily Mail ... you're probably doing something a little more complex than either side is giving you credit for.
[...]
Really her [Irene Adler's] reputation as The Woman Who Out-Thought Sherlock Holmes is entirely down to a couple of paragraphs of good press from Watson as narrator, rather than what she actually does in the action of the story. In that story, she doesn't actually keep pace with Holmes; she's genuinely taken in by Holmes' various deceptions -- even though she's been warned in advance to look out for him in particular. The victory she wins over Holmes is simply a matter of spotting when she's given herself away, and getting the hell outta Dodge before Holmes comes back -- having decided that she can't go up against "so formidable an opponent". Far from engaging in an intellectual battle of wits with Holmes, she's actively trying to avoid such a clash.

(Also - final one tonight! *bites nails*)
elisi: (The Woman)
This is one of the most intelligent discussions of fandom & writing that I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

It tackles the same issue as Your Friends Are Not Watching the Same Show You Are (And That's Okay), but from a different angle - the angle of viewing something through a particular lens and ignoring contradictory evidence. The author even brings up Spike to illustrate a point, using the difference between how some fans saw him Vs. how the show portrayed him. (Who was monster and who was victim in S6? Was Spike mistreated or was Buffy? Fandom, I love you, but the overwhelming tendency to portray EVERYTHING as black-or-white drives me insane. Hence, me rarely stepping out from my cosy corner). Because nothing is SIMPLE. Good characters are complex. And writers even more so...

F.ex. Joss is a not a shining beacon of feminism. Nor is Moffat a misogynist. And to view either through a lens like that distorts everything you see. They are storytellers, and they have strengths and weaknesses, and even these tend to change over time. (The most stellar example would probably be when RTD was accused of homophobia post-CoE... Hence my deep distrust of Fannish Accepted Wisdom, despite the fact that fandom was what taught me about privilege & -isms in the first place.)

Um, anyway, READ THIS. Have I mentioned lately that I love sensible and levelheaded people?

A Scandal in Fandom: Steven Moffat, Irene Adler, and the Fannish Gaze

A couple of choice quotes:

The thing about the latest round of "Is Steven Moffat sexist?" that's currently flapping round the blogosphere, is that if within the same week you can manage to get accused of hating women by a Guardian blogger, and simultaneously accused of championing women and hating men in the Christmas special by the Daily Mail ... you're probably doing something a little more complex than either side is giving you credit for.
[...]
Really her [Irene Adler's] reputation as The Woman Who Out-Thought Sherlock Holmes is entirely down to a couple of paragraphs of good press from Watson as narrator, rather than what she actually does in the action of the story. In that story, she doesn't actually keep pace with Holmes; she's genuinely taken in by Holmes' various deceptions -- even though she's been warned in advance to look out for him in particular. The victory she wins over Holmes is simply a matter of spotting when she's given herself away, and getting the hell outta Dodge before Holmes comes back -- having decided that she can't go up against "so formidable an opponent". Far from engaging in an intellectual battle of wits with Holmes, she's actively trying to avoid such a clash.

(Also - final one tonight! *bites nails*)
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1. Moffat answers his critics, re. 'A Scandal in Belgravia' (*feels nicely vindicated*):
Cut for spoilers )

2. In last week's Sunday Times there was a LOVELY article about the show, with interviews with Mark Gattis, as well as Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch. I've scanned it, as well as writing out my favourite bits. Enjoy! :) Only very vague spoilers for 2.01.

Because they know their fans. Ooooh yes. )

3. [livejournal.com profile] the_royal_anna watched Sherlock! \o/ She's not seen S1 (yet! *g*), but here are her thoughts on 2.01, which are short, perfectly formed, and completely spoiler free!
elisi: (Holmes and Watson)
1. Moffat answers his critics, re. 'A Scandal in Belgravia' (*feels nicely vindicated*):
Cut for spoilers )

2. In last week's Sunday Times there was a LOVELY article about the show, with interviews with Mark Gattis, as well as Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch. I've scanned it, as well as writing out my favourite bits. Enjoy! :) Only very vague spoilers for 2.01.

Because they know their fans. Ooooh yes. )

3. [livejournal.com profile] the_royal_anna watched Sherlock! \o/ She's not seen S1 (yet! *g*), but here are her thoughts on 2.01, which are short, perfectly formed, and completely spoiler free!
elisi: (Sherlock)
Sherlock. Sherlock. Sherlock.

That was absolutely worth waiting for. *flails happily* So damn good. (If I wasn't religious, I'd be selling my soul to Moffat. Just sayin'.)

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