s holmes

anonymous asked:

why is not a single media tried to get contact with tarjei for interviews? like suddenly skam is all about henrik holm. he's literally a glorified extra. fangirls go wet for his generic white boy good look. even though tarjei is a more private person, but he proved he is better in interviews than henrik imo. so why aren't they invite him to these kind of event?

Tarjei is involved in about 101 projects right now. He’s been filming, he’s been practicing for his grease play, he’s been living life as a newly 18 year old private actor. When it comes down to it, I’m sure Tarjei straight up said “nah I don’t want to do that.”

See, calling Henrik a ‘glorified extra’ and that fangirls ‘get wet for his white boy generic good looks’ is completely invalidating the light he shined on mental illness during this season, it invalidates the thousands of fans that related to him during the season, and is frankly kind of straight up rude.

There are some valid criticisms that I think Henrik is learning from every day, but to boil down his work on skam like what just got said is not cool.

zalemoonshadow  asked:

Hello i love your artwork it's amazing.what's your favorite sherlock Holmes story? my fav story is the dying detective story.

Thanks! Always happy to hear a compliment. xD <3 
I am a little silent currently on my main blog but I’ll never stop loving Sherlock Holmes, so I’ll be back. 

As for my favourite story…. I don’t really have one. But below is a moment I certainly do count to my favourite ones:

Granada The Devil’s Foot, Sherlock S4 Imagery, and Moriarty or Mortimer

Holmes is unwell, so Watson has brought him to Cornwall to recover. They become involved in the death of a sister and two brothers, and then later, the remaining brother (Mortimer). There had been a split in the family over money, but they’ve somewhat recovered, at least enough to sit around playing cards together. While questioning the remaining brother, Holmes asks if he had a “premonition of evil“.

In this sequence of photos, Holmes and Watson are investigating the effects of a toxic substance that becomes so via combustion. Holmes is lighting a lamp that is identical to one in the home of the local vicar, where the remaining brother died. He’s looking at Watson, “Are you ready?” Watson nods, and then through a series of camera and special effects, we see what is happening in Holmes’s mind (important to note, they’re in the area due to Holmes’s health, and he’s recently disposed of the morphine stash he brought with him on the trip). The camera tilts several times, and the lighting changes from blue to red.


Here is the portion where Watson is trying to bring him back to awareness.

Holmes is having the same muscle constrictions and fear as the victims, but when he comes around, he yells, “John!” Interestingly, Watson doesn’t act like it’s the first time it’s happened. Holmes apologizes, and Watson’s expression softens slightly.

He’s more concerned, but a frame later, there is a warm concern in his eyes.

Afterward, Holmes throws the lamp out into the sea, but he almost seems mesmerized by it, having just recovered from his ‘nightmare’ that largely revolved around the events at Reichenbach Fall and the death of Moriarty.

At the end, we have the sequence of Holmes telling Watson, “I have never loved, Watson, but if I did and if the woman I loved had met such an end, I might act even as our lawless lion-hunter has done.” He gives Watson a certain look, asks if he would have done the same, and Watson is smiling when he agrees. Watson does comment Holmes has once more established his own form of justice, but Holmes smiles, says he won’t do the police’s work for them, and he’s on holiday.

They then scamper off together.

Now, compare this with some of the images from S4 of Sherlock, and his certainty in T6T that the events have something to do with Moriarty continuing to play the game.

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SO MARRIED it hurts every fibre of my being. Also, canonically, Watson has been trying on clothes in front of Sherlock, and Sherlock has been sharing (stealing) clothes with (from) Watson. (Probably even getting more than a feel and a whiff). And, how Sherlock lets go ‘cause staring into those beautiful eyes makes him weak. And that lil smile of Watson’s. So beautiful *cries*.

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That moment when Moriarty licks the dust that is mostly Sherlock’s skin and insinuates he wants the taste of fresh skin instead. In which he also says “doesn’t taste the same”, like he HAD in fact tasted the fresh skin before. That very glorious moment you realize, with extreme pleasure and equal part disappointment, that this is all playing out in Shelock’s head.

Bonus: (gif4) Sherlock inhaling deep with an almost unnoticeable gasp, like he was feeling that tongue on his skin. Could’ve even felt it at a subconscious level and probably there had been an actual physical reaction to all of this. ‘Cause this was one hell of a wet dream.

Other ways to quit fucking up Holmes adaptations:

Acknowledge the romantic nature of the relationship between Holmes and Watson and let them live it joyfully and openly from the start

Acknowledge and address Holmes’s neurodivergence.

Acknowledge and address Watson’s mental illness.

Stop trying to make Irene Adler a love interest. They met twice, once at her wedding, upon which occasion, she tipped him for serving as a witness.

Stop trying to give Holmes a grand nemesis. Moriarty appears in one single story and is mentioned in one other as a retcon. It’s not that deep.

Acknowledge and address the fact that Holmes’s services are provided mainly to marginalized people who had little recourse through the official channels.

Stop dragging the racism from the original stories around.

Let Holmes be as kind and gentle and generous and merry as he is in the original stories

Stop lifting all your characterization from other adaptations, because frankly most of them get some really important stuff wrong

Read the books and actually adapt from the books!!

Reasons to watch the New Russian Holmes series (2013)

I’ve blogged a lot about this show over the last month or so, but I’ve been meaning to make a big post about it all in one place, so here we go!

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A brief intro for those who care:

Sherlock Holmes (2013), or, as it seems to be popularly called, New Russian Holmes (as opposed to the old Soviet Holmes), is an eight-episode Russian-language Sherlock Holmes adaptation directed by Andrei Kavun, starring Igor Petrenko as Holmes and Andrei Panin as Watson. It first aired in Russia in November 2013, but has had no official English release.

So where can I watch it?

Despite the limited release, all eight episodes are available on Youtube, with English subtitles, translated thanks to the excellent @spiritcc​.

Yeah but why should I watch it?

Because it is excellent. I don’t want to spoil people too much because discovering things yourself is really the best, but let’s be a bit more specific:

The opening credits:

Even before the first scene, we get treated to a beautiful opening sequence with really great music, but this isn’t just a sequence to shove credits in your face, it’s not even just an aesthetically pleasing series of shots of Watson’s notebook, the opening sequence forms part of the episode and part of the series as a whole.

Every opening is unique, from the images to the voiceover, and is as much a part of the story as the substantive scenes themselves. 

The refreshing take on canon:

If you’re going to watch this, you need to know that the fundamental premise of the show is that the ACD canon lies. Watson’s “stories” are just that: stories. Holmes in real life is different, Watson is different, Mrs Hudson is different, the cases went differently, hell, even Gregson is different. So if you’re looking for a faithful replication of canon, this isn’t the show for you, but once you take on board this fundamental premise, it’s fantastic because it forces you to think about canon in a new light, and to consider the implications of Watson as an unreliable narrator.

You’ll get to see how and why Watson came to write “canon” the way he did, and you’ll get to see how everyone reacts to it. Every other adaptation (with the exception of Bert Coules’ radio series perhaps, but even that adheres to canon quite strictly) treats canon as more or less the “truth” and bases their version off that to create an output; this show treats canon as the output, and works backwards to imagine the “true” series of events behind it. This aspect (at least for me) was one of the most delightful themes to watch develop throughout the episodes, and it really shows how much original thought and passion went into the conception and creation of the show.

Watson as the true protagonist:

This sort of follows on from the fundamental premise of the canon stories being mere stories. Watson is the person through whom we get to know Holmes; everything we read is Watson’s doing, so it’s natural that the protagonist should also be Watson. We see the world from Watson’s perspective.

It’s not a story about this genius Holmes and his sidekick Watson, it’s a story about Watson and his adventures with this intriguing man, Holmes, and in that way it makes the show very grounded and very real.

Holmes the nerd:

For some reason, Igor Petrenko’s Holmes has been likened to Robert Downey Jr.’s Holmes, but I don’t think that’s accurate at all. Whereas RDJ’s Holmes veers more towards grubby cocky action hero who happens to be good at reasoning (and I don’t say that with any scorn), Petrenko’s Holmes is very much grounded in the same sheer intellect that defines canon Holmes, only this version is a more flawed, nervous character, which I think makes him more interesting. Petrenko does an excellent job with the quirks and mannerisms of the character. He also keeps insects in jars in his room.

nerd.

Watson the military man:

A lot of adaptations emphasise Watson’s role as a doctor, but few seem to remember that he was also a soldier, so it’s refreshing once again to see this series not only acknowledge that military background, but to explicitly keep it front and centre the entire time.

Watson the surgeon:

For all its joviality, the show doesn’t shy away from graphic realities either. Watson is more than just a doctor, he’s a surgeon. We see him handle the scalpel more than he does the stethoscope.

Watson the badass:

Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

Watson’s facials:

I know I’ve posted a lot about this but seriously Panin’s acting is really one of the highlights of this show, he was such an excellent actor, absolutely convincing in his role.

Brand new revised subtitles by yours truly!

Over the last two months I’ve gone through and edited all the English subs for the series, so hopefully everything will read a lot smoother! Any remaining mistakes are entirely my responsibility.

The humour:

Sort of reminiscent of the tone of the Soviet series, this series shares that light-heartedness, but it sure as hell isn’t a joke either. It’s not dark and edgy for the sake of being dark and edgy. It doesn’t pull the cheap trick of taking advantage of your feels. The series sets out to tell a story and it tells a beautiful story and you will genuinely love the characters for who they are. And you will feel good about it. Yes, you will even love Lestrade.

Watson taking a bath:

The hilariously bad English (I laugh in good faith):

The creepy autopsy  man:

This weird ass scene:

Originally posted by nitefise-art

Kilts!

Moriarty hiding in the first fucking episode no less

not showing you, you have to spot him yourself

And finally, their timeless friendship:

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Never has a show felt more genuine or more satisfying to watch when the final credits roll. This is a Sherlock Holmes that has had thought, love, and appreciation poured into its making, and it shows. 

So, llamas, go forth! You can watch the entire series here. I hope you have as much fun as I did :)