A brief summary (minor spoilers for TFP) of the events after TLD (to ease my mind)
(I have to admit that I haven’t watched the fake version yet; I’m not sure if my mind could bear that.)
The Sherlock-Twitter-event …
… was about a case in which the victim had done it; when Sherlock and John played Cluedo, Sherlock stabbed the game, because John insisted that the victim couldn’t have done it, though Sherlock disagreed vehemently.
… confirmed that Sherlock and Kermit were … kind of together? (I truly don’t know how to phrase it in a non-weird way. xD)
… told us that Sherlock Holmes obviously likes a comment containing the wrong answer and “JOHN LOVES YOU”.
The Final Problem …
… was screened at BFI three days before it actually airs on tv.
… shown at BFI was not protected by a NDA; as a result of that spoilers were spread all over the internet.
… shown at BFI “may be the final problem”.
… shown at BFI is four minutes shorter than the announced version.
… was “leaked” by Russia yesterday; both, the Sherlock-account and Sue, twittered about it and said that we should “please not share it” - well, no need for that at all now, they have already done that for us, obviously.
… is liked by most of the casuals, but, after watching the Russian version, every conspirator agrees that it is mostly twisted shit and indicates on a subtextual level that everything shown in there is fake/cut.
… appears to have very weak action scenes and be produced on the same budget as former episodes, although the budget and time spent on this episode are twice as high and much.
… lacks some scenes that Moftiss and other people involved promised us: the 20 page monologue, the intense scene Martin insisted on doing alone and a kiss.
… included elephants. As a TJLCer asked Moftiss at the BFI screening what the elephants were all about, Moffat harshly interrupted her. After that, Arwel sent a message to someone containing the advise to watch the cinematic version.
… included a messy tombstone which says, “1617-1821, 32 years old”
… included many times of interrupted romance.
… included the old guy from The Empty Hearse who advertised a pornographic horror-movie to John and was mistaken to be Sherlock by John.
… is considered a hommage to the movie Clue with its multiple endings and “F for Fake” by many now; as someone posted that idea on facebook, they took the comment down within 10 minutes.
… could never be considered “ground-breaking”, “beautiful”, “writing television history” or “insane wish fulfillment”, if the version “leaked” is actually the real version.
After the TFP-screening the BFI twittered, “’It’s good to play games on people’ - @MarkGatiss on #Sherlock”
The Sherlock-account twittered, after adverting to the “leak”, “I know this is difficult, but you have got to keep it together.” as if they wanted to assure us that everything will resolve.
Mark twittered, “What’s the very worst thing you can do to your very best friends?”
BBC One and BBC Three twittered about the romance in John’s and Sherlock’s relationship.
Journalists that attended the BFI screening said that they were told not to write their reviews yet and wait until Sunday, because there would be “different versions”.
I will quote @sadlawyer here, “this is the only time I’ll ever say this, but: LISTEN TO ME, I’M A LAWYER with a DEGREE IN ADVERTISING.I’ve drafted contracts and agreements for entertainment giants like Showtime, HBO, Vimeo and MTV. I’ve worked in film. I have drafted court orders to prevent secrets getting out about certain documentary projects I’ve worked on. They have taken deliberate steps to ensure people talk about this episode, that screening, these spoilers.”
If I missed anything, you’re welcome to add your thoughts.
Fic: A Good Look (OuaT, CS, Summer Challenge, K, Fluff/Family/Fluff)
Title: A Good Look
Series: Summer Challenge
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Rating: K – it’s so fluffy!
Spoilers: Up to and Including 3x22 There’s No Place Like Home
Summary: There’s nothing Mary Margaret wouldn’t do for Emma, so when Emma is asked a favour by her mother, there’s no way she can say no. Only it’s Killian that ends up fulfilling that favour when Emma is called into work.