i just realized James Bond is basically Doctor Who
i mean, beloved British superhero type who keeps coming back as different actors
now picturing the regenerations. “Mish Moneypenny. AM I GINGER”
Is there a sense that Sherlock’s fandom might love the show a bit too much? Like, they’re Lennie squeezing that puppy in Of Mice And Men?
What a great analogy. Wow. I never would have thought about it as something as dramatic as that. I had a friend who once squeezed her rabbit too much - that’s not a euphemism - [laughter] until it started to squeal, she thought it was saying (in the voice of a rabbit, somehow) ‘I love you’, but it was really saying ‘You’re crushing my ribs and I’m dying’ [laughter]. I would never want to accuse the fans of being anything other than intelligent, thoroughly full-throttle enthusiastic and into it, but what I love about our show is that we have a really broad audience and there were lots of people who weren’t outside the hotel today who will be equally excited to see it, who will just wait for it as a quality bit of television, which is what we like to view it as. A problem is of course, that Sherlock uses social media, so it gives a platform for this kind of fan-fiction, the slash fiction, which is really creative but it’s not what we’re doing and we’re not doing it for that, so there are some insistences about John and I’s relationship [makes a face, everyone laughs], it’s sort of ‘come on, just drop it now’ you know. But it’s part of the love that people have for the show and even people who are fanatical about it do it for the right reasons.
Context. Wow, the Independent really distilled the everliving crap out of that. Even if he’s just being on his good behavior, that’s a huge difference from the other quote.
Holy crap, wow. And here’s why I didn’t go into journalism, folks. Look what the Independent did in taking Benedict’s quote out of context. They actually took out the most important part of what he said, the bit that makes it seem as if he understands the fans rather than lives in fear of them. Here’s what was missing from the original quote:
"I would never want to accuse the fans of being anything other than intelligent, thoroughly full-throttle enthusiastic and into it…"
AND “But it’s part of the love that people have for the show and even people who are fanatical about it do it for the right reasons.”
Eggnog: What was the name of your first stuffed animal?
I don’t know about first, but my most beloved stuffed animal is still in my closet and has the least original name of any of my stuffed animals, unless you know that he was named after Rabbit in Winnie-the-Pooh. So: Rabbit. His lack of original name does not make him any less important than he was. Because, like the Velveteen, he was definitely real.
(He’s actually a puppet and he used to look like this. Now he’s… a little more abused.)
Disney just put the best part of Frozen online. Obviously, spoilers if you’d rather see this in the theater (which I highly recommend). But if you won’t make it there anytime soon: this is a show-stopping vocal with breathtaking animation.
Elf: If you had unlimited money to one shop, which shop would it be?
I feel like it’s cheating if I say Amazon? But that’s the most practical answer, then I could have a bit of everything and I’d never have to leave the house.
(Does Virgin Atlantic count as a shop? No, probably not…)
Anyway, if not Amazon, probably Boden.
Hi, I hope you don’t mind if I respond publicly to this. I wanted to not only thank you for your incredibly kind words, but also say: this up here ^ ^ ^ is how you make an author’s day. Thank you for taking the extra time to write to me. I appreciate it so much and I’m thrilled you liked the story. <3 <3 <3