“There are many men in London, you know, who, some from shyness, some from misanthropy, have no wish for the company of their fellows. Yet they are not averse to comfortable chairs and the latest periodicals. It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started, and it now contains the most unsociable and unclubable men in town. No member is permitted to take the least notice of any other one. Save in the Stranger’s Room, no talking is, under any circumstances, allowed, and three offences, if brought to the notice of the committee, render the talker liable to expulsion. My brother was one of the founders, and I have myself found it a very soothing atmosphere.”The Greek Interpreter, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
i don’t want to be a soldier
Sherlock Holmes, screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg
Jim Moriarty sends his love.
Okay, by just looking at the artwork I deduce that all Holmes and Watson are doing 24/7 is basically sitting around in chairs while judging everything (unless they get up to judge more ppl).
I mean, seriously:
even each other
Mr. Holmes was telling Dr. Watson in detail exactly how he had solved a jewel burglary that had completely baffled Scotland Yard. Basil whipped out his notebook and jotted down every word, scribbling rapidly in shorthand, or perhaps I should say shortpaw.
“What sheer genius!” he whispered. “What a brain! That man will become a legend — his fame has spread to the far corners of the earth.” — Basil of Baker Street, by Eve Titus, illustrated by Paul Galdone
I made this graphic because some people like to complain that changing the gender/sex of the characters somehow “ruins” or “desecrates” Arthur Conan Doyle’s legacy. Funnily enough nobody ever complains when they are turned into mice, dogs, etc. (Presumably because they are still male.) As you can see there have been several female versions of these characters in the past, and they have hardly ruined anything.
Some of the oldest adaptations only had the actor info for Holmes on IMDB, so either Watson didn’t exist in those films at all, or the actor is unknown. (If he did exist it’s pretty safe to assume he was male.)
I excluded incarnations where Holmes/Watson only appeared once as guest stars in unrelated tv shows. (There were lots.)
WHY IS THE NUMBER OF ADAPTATIONS IN WHICH THEY ARE BOTH FEMALE EQUAL TO THE NUMBER OF ADAPTATIONS IN WHICH THEY ARE BOTH VEGETABLES?