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Mother Cushing creation. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. This ghost was one of the most stunning in the movie. The mourning attire makes me grin it’s amazing, it’s detailed and the veil and bonnet are aesthetic weaknesses of mine anyway. Of course Doug Jones and Daviddtsfx (image source) and team did a fantastic job and it shows.


The Adventure of the Three Gables:

Now, Watson, this is a case for Langdale Pike, and I am going to see him now. When I get back I may be clearer in the matter.”

I saw no more of Holmes during the day, but I could well imagine how he spent it, for Langdale Pike was his human book of reference upon all matters of social scandal. This strange, languid creature spent his waking hours in the bow window of a St. James’s Street club and was the receiving-station as well as the transmitter for all the gossip of the metropolis. He made, it was said, a four-figure income by the paragraphs which he contributed every week to the garbage papers which cater to an inquisitive public. If ever, far down in the turbid depths of London life, there was some strange swirl or eddy, it was marked with automatic exactness by this human dial upon the surface. Holmes discreetly helped Langdale to knowledge, and on occasion was helped in turn.

The Valley of Fear:

“Who then is Porlock?” I asked.

“Porlock, Watson, is a nom-de-plume, a mere identification mark; but behind it lies a shifty and evasive personality. In a former letter he frankly informed me that the name was not his own, and defied me ever to trace him among the teeming millions of this great city. Porlock is important, not for himself, but for the great man with whom he is in touch. Picture to yourself the pilot fish with the shark, the jackal with the lion—anything that is insignificant in companionship with what is formidable: not only formidable, Watson, but sinister—in the highest degree sinister. That is where he comes within my purview. You have heard me speak of Professor Moriarty?”

National Library of Ireland on The Commons


The banner was intended to celebrate the marriage of Sir William Henry Mahon (Baronet) to Edith Augusta Dillon (daughter of Lord Clonbrock and Lady Augusta Crofton/Dillon). 

Date: 25 January 1905


Four codenames: Antarctica, Langdale, Porlock, and Love.

Five people in the room: Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, Vivian Norbury, Lady Smallwood, and Sir Edwin.

It’s time to play…

“Who then is Porlock?”

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David Marti once again providing an insight into what Thomas Sharpe is really like. Happy new year everyone and please go and check his Instagram and wonderful work out


David Marti once again providing behind the scene glimpses. Go check his Instagram out to see the wonderful work and his team do for the movie world

John Everett Millais (1829-1896)
“The Black Brunswicker” (1860)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, England

The painting was inspired by the exploits of the Black Brunswickers, a German volunteer corps of the Napoleonic Wars, during the Waterloo campaign and by the contrasts of black broadcloth and pearl-white satin in a moment of tender conflict.