-it’s disconnected from the first movie so you don’t have to watch the first one
-jude law confirmed that sherlock and john are in a romantic relationship
-sherlock and john wear each other’s clothes a few times
-moriarty lit sherlock’s pipe while it was in his mouth
-mycroft calls sherlock ‘sherly’
-sherlock’s in drag for the first ten minuted of the film
-moriarty sings opera
-Reichenbach falls was an actual waterfall
-sherlock and john slow danced
-no actually they did, after the fact sherlock was like “wHO TAUGhT yOU TO DAnCe?” and john was like “you did”
-Moriarty low key wrapped a blanket around Sherlock and I thought it was John just because I couldn’t see his face so kudos to this movie to just letting me assume that John would slowly wrap a blanket around Sherlock and having it make pretty decent sense
-the hand on hand fight scenes are lit
-the whole reichenbach fall scene was handled really well and it was very wrath of the lamb so
-jude law is a really really good actor
-mycroft holds an entire conversation with mary watson while being completely naked
-after he “dies” sherlock breaks into john’s house and blends into his chair, effectively disguising himself so he can drop hints that he’s not dead
petition for a modern Sherlock Holmes take in which:
Holmes is explicitly aroace.
whatever sexuality Watson is, either a.) he and Holmes are in a relationship, which is made very clear and definite, or b.) they’re clearly not and they get rightfully annoyed at people assuming/insisting that they are.
if there are any gay jokes they had better be up to Captain Holt standards.
if Watson has an SO that’s not Holmes they get to be a significant character in their own right rather than a walking side joke.
re: that post about the way cocaine usage was viewed in Victorian England, if Holmes has a substance abuse problem it’s not a direct transfer of what he used in the original stories but a modern translation of that. which is to say, I want to see Holmes pouring 5-hour-energy into his fifth cup of coffee while Watson beats his head against the wall.
if Holmes has a mental illness it’s recognized and portrayed as an actual realistic mental illness. it is neither there to make him Edgy nor to give him license to be a jackass.
Holmes can totally be a jackass but it’s portrayed as him, in fact, being a jackass, and he isn’t given free pass for it just because he’s Very Smart.
Holmes alternates, seemingly at random, between being charming and incredibly socially adept, and having no social skills whatsoever.
Holmes disguises himself all the time, often for no real reason. sometimes these disguises are exquisite and sometimes they’re utterly terrible and unconvincing, but Holmes remains convinced that they’re all great.
Watson definitely threatens to hit someone with a chair at some point.
Irene Adler has a husband that she genuinely loves and does not get killed off or otherwise abandoned in the course of her story arc.
there is 0% sexual tension between Irene Adler and Holmes. Holmes loses the case because he writes her off as being inferior to him and consequently underestimates her. he learns from this mistake. or at the very least, Watson constantly reminds him of it.
anything that was a factual error or case of science-marches-on in the original stories is brought up as a genuine mistake made by Holmes, as part of his whole I-don’t-need-to-know-things-that-aren’t-relevant-to-me shtick. (”he brought the snake here by whistling for it!” “snakes are deaf Holmes” “what”)
there’s no ominous buildup to Moriarty appearing. he literally just shows up completely out of nowhere just like he does in the original story. Holmes insists he’s been behind everything; everyone else is very confused.
either Holmes, Watson, or both carry brass knuckles.
poor long-suffering Watson has to constantly point out to Holmes that Baritsu is Not A Thing, Holmes, you just made that up okay.
despite being otherwise impeccably dressed, Holmes has a different stupid hat in each episode. none of them are a deerstalker though.
modern versions of other detectives inspired by Holmes (Poirot, Nero Wolfe, etc) occasionally wander into the stories, but their appearances are never called attention to. they’re just there.
at least one reference to The Great Mouse Detective is made.
Holmes gets really into video games when he’s bored between cases. one story has a background plot of him trying to figure out an adventure game puzzle. he’s infuriated when he finally finds the (ridiculous) solution.
@hippano I draw a lot and I used one of your drawings as a reference for this journal spread! I looked at your drawing for a little while and then tried to redraw it from memory! (Obviously I added some more details afterwards!). I really wanted to recreate some mormor art of yours because your art is just…the best tbh.
❝Six months of a year, he will rule the underworld with his wife, and six months, tending to the mortal fields. Every year, Persephone would return to the fields; and when the time came, Hades would come to escort him to his throne, beside her, in the underworld.❞