kyle freeman

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Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there’s this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I’d sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I’d see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn’t say anything to me, nor me to you. But we’d both know that you’d made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do. -  Alfred

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I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

“The people around you define you, and you’re loved” - Raquel

Last week’s episode of #HitTheFloor was so emotional, I still can’t believe Raquel is gone. She was my fav and I thought it would be cool to draw this piece inspired by the beautiful dance they did for her (and Stephanie Mosley too) She will be missed and we’ll miss you Valery Ortiz!

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Back Row: Julianna Zobrist, Paige Hartman, Brooke Arey ?, Janise ?, Caroline Freeman, Stephanie Duchaine, ?, Jessica Bryant, Kara Borzello and Nikki Jay

Front Row: Emma Cain, Nette Smith, Natalie Sanchez, Kristina Lackey, Heather Bosio, Krystal Almora, Irmarie Marquez and Mariel rivera

Even after it was well known that Holmes was a fictional creation, a curious phenomenon developed that has no other parallel in literature. It has become a good-humored convention for Holmes scholars to treat the stories as historical events and the protagonists as real figures. Conan Doyle is often referred to as the literary agent for Dr. John H. Watson. Several biographies have been written about Holmes, and the current residents of Baker Street still get mail addressed to him. In October 2007 the Royal Society of Chemistry in Britain awarded an Honorary Fellowship to Sherlock Holmes, its first fictional inductee, on the hundredth anniversary of his coming out of retirement to solve the case of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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Kyle Freeman, General Introduction to The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Barnes and Noble Classics edition, p. xix-xx

#I’m the kind of person who reads the introductions. #When I started reading the Sherlock Holmes stories, I read Freeman’s introduction first (from the Barnes and Noble edition). #I just love this passage.