It is with great delight that I share with you the very passionate round table episode I did with a great many lovelies that you’ll recognize to discuss all the women in BBC Sherlock canon. It was such a refreshing late night chat (during 221b Con) talking about barely any men - the ladies are pretty damn important no matter what anyone says. Okay so there we a small mention of Mycroft but it’s hard not to talk about the eldest Holmes. He’s a dear. It’s minimal.
Eurus, Molly, Mary, Sarah, Soo-Lin, Mummy, Anthea, Janine, Irene, Kate (from His Last Vow) all got their moment to shine.
As an added and rather impromptu measure we also spent a little time talking about what others think and say about Sherlollians that is pretty inaccurate. This was enlightening for me considering I did not know half the stuff that we all shared as a collective about this. I try to stay to my lane but oddly talking about this made me chuckle a lot. We’re all unique but somehow it all brought us together in the best way.
That’s actually something I really loved so much about doing this. It brought us together for about an hour and a half hehe.
Before anyone asks we’re planning to do another round table next year, the topic I haven’t quite penned down yet but there’s another one of these fun things to look forward to. If anyone has any suggestions please do feel free to message me.
So I hope you enjoy this, and please do let me know what you thought.
This Sunday the awesome roundtable episode of the Nerdisms Podcast goes up.
As most of you know it featured a bunch of talk about the various Ladies of Sherlock. We actually talked about them all and yeah I’m just sitting at my computer spazzing and hoping everyone enjoys it when it drops in a few days.
Plus a special little thing we did before that that I’ll talk about more when I do my big post for Sunday.
Anyways here’s a little reminder about that.
Also here’s the previous episode with sempaiko if you haven’t gotten around to listening to it yet.
alrighty, here’s a list of all the fandoms i’m in and i’ll do requests for. i’ll probably add more later, cause i’m in so many and can’t keep them all straight, but for now,
-Killing Stalking (i know this one is controversial, so, if you don’t like it, i urge you to just unfollow or block me instead of stirring up arguments, cause nobody wants that)
-Yuri on Ice
-desperately trying to get into Steven Universe, but i’m a busy Penguin.
-Welcom To Nightvale
-The Penumbra Podcast
-Alice Isn’t Dead
-The Bright Sessions
When I became a fan of Ben.
I came to the fandom fairly late, last year. I had never been a real fan of anyone before. Just not my personality to blindly follow and adore anyone. I like some famous people, such as JLaw, but no, never a fan of anyone… till Ben. I remember exactly when that happened: One day in August, 2016, I watched an old video: Sherlock - meet the film makers, Feb. 5 2014. (Link in the above post). He was funny, humble, had great chemistry with his fellow film makers. The photo below, was taken when talking about fanfics, and he asked if he was well endowed in them, and could not stop giggling after that, to a point that Steve had to say, “Oh Benedict, Pull Yourself Together”! What a dork, what a genuine and funny person, and so adorable. But the moment that truly drawn me to him, was when a girl asked for advice on how to be successful in the acting business. Ben was so genuinely caring and wanting to help, he kept asking that lucky girl specifics about where she was at in her acting career, there must have been 5 probing questions he asked, and you can truly tell, that he really wanted to help that specific person with advice and encouragement, that he really cared about her, as an individual. By his own admission, he got a bit “mushy”. That was the exact moment I fell in love with Ben. I had seen many interviews where a famous / successful person was asked for advice on how to be successful in a career (be it acting, or science, or whatever), the answers could be vanilla or insightful, but never, ever, had I seen a response like Ben’s, where he put the person who asked the question first, front and center. Where he genuinely cared about his answers in the context of helping that individual. His kindness, empathy and authenticity shone through this interaction. And that was the starting point, when my life irrevocably changed for the better, because of Ben. After that, I started to research him, and in a matter of weeks, I became a hard core fan. Ben became that beacon of light for me, to strive to be a better person.
Kate (she/her) and Phoenix Holmes (he/him) have special guest Oak Culverton (she/her) join in on their discussion of the second episode of series 4 of Sherlock! Here we discuss our feelings on the episode through a Johnlock reading as a preparation for the kiss soon to come. I hope you enjoy and GET YOUR HOPES UP!!!!!
Please note that the new episode will be uploaded to SoundCloud on 03/25 at 1 pm PST, but it may take up to 24 hours for iTunes and TuneIn to update as well. All of the podcast links can be foundhereon our website as they become available. Thanks for listening!
Sally I’m still emotional about your reply because SAMEEEE. I miss everyone so much and the few times I’ve relistened to it I was like I WANNA FEEL THAT AGAIN.
Thanks for all the love so far guys. I’m enjoying reading your tags and just happy that people seem to like it already. I mean it’s only been a day but idk it’s so nice. For those who will be listening later I hope you have fun with it, we really had fun with it. :D
Please note that the new episode will be uploaded to SoundCloud on 04/22 at 1 pm PST, but it may take up to 24 hours for iTunes and TuneIn to update as well. All of the podcast links can be foundhereon our website as they become available. Thanks for listening!
Phoenix Holmes (he/him) and Kate (she/her) discuss the events in the BBC Sherlock series 4 finale, The Final Problem and where to go from here. We discuss matters of queerbaiting in media, our perspectives on fandom, and the humble beginnings of this podcast and where we plan to go.
Please note that the new episode will be uploaded to SoundCloud on 05/21 at 1 pm PST, but it may take up to 24 hours for iTunes and TuneIn to update as well. All of the podcast links can be foundhereon our website as they become available. Thanks for listening!
An Open Letter to Pan-Holmesian Fandom: Elementary is Not Your Punch Line
I listen to a lot of podcasts these days. When I moved a few months ago, my commute went from being five minutes to being an hour and a half, one way. Since I spend a lot of time stuck in traffic, quietly (or, you know, not so quietly) hating that one driver who decides to go 5mph in a 35mph zone, I listen to podcasts, because they keep me focused on something other than my irritation at every other driver on the road. (Look, I’m not saying I have road rage. I’m saying I have perfectly understandable road frustration that might come across as wrathful.)
Given that my two big interests in life are theatre and Sherlock Holmes, I naturally listen to a lot of podcasts about those two subjects. And even then, it’s mostly Sherlock Holmes- I work in a theater almost every night and every weekend, sometimes I don’t want my volunteer job to follow me home! And while listening to podcasts (and reading lots of blogs, because my job isn’t always fast paced and I gotta entertain myself somehow), I’ve noticed a very frustrating trend among those that are pan-Holmesian, and that’s to bash Elementary at every opportunity they get.