Dear followers, I shall have need of your wisdom!
As you may or may not know, I am currently working on my BA thesis in English literary studies, to wit: Sherlock.
Since I shall contend that Sherlock is constructed as asexual, but secondary literature on the subject is sparse [shameless euphemism] at our library, I’ll need a few pointers, if you will. I know that there are several Internet resources on the topic, but since I don’t have the time to go trawling for hours for what will be, by the end of it, a small part of the thesis, I wanted to ask you lot if you could point me towards resources that you feel are both trustworthy and as comprehensive as possible.
My eternal gratitude be yours.
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PSA: Sherlock filming and spoilers.
Now that Series 3 is officially underway and filming has started, Benedict’s asked fans not to share filming locations/information and take unwelcome pictures on set. (This was an issue especially last night, what with a [spoilers] and God knows what else, which makes a night shoot really kinda dangerous.)
In the coming weeks and months, I will only reblog information and images that have been officially shared via the producers and crew members’ twitter accounts, for instance; and even then I will tag them ‘Sherlock,’ ‘spoilers,’ and ‘sherlockbbcspoilers,’ the same tag that we used last series for people to blacklist. If Benedict is comfortable with having a few shots taken by a Bristol newspaper during a break, but not with unsolicited snaps taken by fans intruding on the production or his concentration, then I’m going to heed that directive.
I don’t mind seeing the odd spoiler (I don’t even have tumblr savior installed), it doesn’t ruin the viewing experience for me, but I know that everyone feels differently about this, so if there are any other things that you’d like me to tag, just drop me an ask. I can’t promise that I’ll catch and tag every detail, but I’ll do my best. I’m not going to reproach anyone for taking a different stance on this—it is my opinion that we should be considerate and do as Ben asks, but in the end that’s everyone’s individual choice. (Just don’t be surprised if you get an angry tweet from Helen Rushbrook.)
The same tagging policy applies during the months leading up to the episodes airing (with promo material, trailers, etc) and when they eventually are broadcast. I usually reblog things pretty soon after/even while the eps are airing, but I’ll make sure to tag everything (though usually it’s wiser to just stay off the Internet, really) so you lot can blacklist. About a week after each ep, I’ll stop, though, since, usually, 7 days after the first broadcast, things should be fair game. I’ll also post links to my reviews without spoiler tag, so let me say it now: the reviews I post on my wordpress blog are stuffed with spoilers, always, so don’t read them if you’re not sure you want to know!
That’s all you need to know about my Sherlock blogging habits! Safe navigating the spoiler-y waters until Series 3!
Sherlock | S02E03, The Reichenbach Fall
But then even the King began to wonder.
Sherlock & John in A Study in Pink. Scanned from that thing I told you about.