the story of sir boast a lot

(the “story teller” - ) Did I get you? Did even you start to wonder if I was real?

It’s hard to kill an idea once it’s been planted… here.

You’re starting to wonder if they’re right. Moriarty is playing with your mind, can’t you see what’s going on??!?

Even the king started to doubt sir boast a lot’s stories. But that wasn’t the FINAL problem.

I did tell you, but did you listen?

The Storyteller

First it was Jim. Richard Brooks presents us with Sherlock as Sir Boast-a-Lot, he’s just a big ol’ liar who makes things up to make himself look good.

Then it was John. Watson, the writer, who presents a version of Sherlock to the public as a cold, calculating machine, but doesn’t believe it’s true.

Now it’s Sherlock turn. Something’s happened, Mary has died, and Sherlock is covering the facts of her death with a fairy tale. A romance, filled with temptation and a damsel in distress and trekking to foreign lands, the promise of love, the pain of loss, the joy of redemption––a story about the Watsons, with a Grimm ending indeed, completely the fault of boastful Sherlock.

But it’s not real. None of it’s real, this is the lying detective, the storyteller. And this isn’t the end of Sir Boast-a-Lot’s problem. No.

This isn’t the final problem. 

Hullo. Are you ready for the story?

This is the story of Sir Boast-a-lot. Sir Boast-a-lot was the bravest and cleverest knight at the Round Table.

But soon the other knights began to grow tired of his stories about how brave he was and how many dragons he’d slain. 

And soon they began to wonder, Are Sir Boast-a-lot’s stories even true? Oh no…

So one of the knights went to King Arthur and said, “I don’t believe Sir Boast-a-lot’s stories. He’s just a big old liar who makes things up to make himself look good.” 

And then, even the king began to wonder. 

But that wasn’t the end of Sir Boast-a-lot’s problem.

No.

That wasn’t the Final Problem. 

The end.

I’m making a bigger meta with some important things I find in my rewatch of Sherlock (all episodes), but I couldn’t resist sharing this insane piece of art.

In TRF, Moriarty shows up on a TV screen with fake thunderstorms as the background, as well as the ‘rainbow static shake effect’ from the trailers of series four. The mirror to the series 4 trailers of that caught my attention, but the words were what convinced me.

“This is the story of Sir Boast-A-Lot.” (Intro to the story, but I haven’t found a solid connection yet)
“He’s just a big old liar who makes things up to make himself look good.” (Reminded me of Lestrade in TFP saying “he’s a good one.”)

Now here’s the kicker:
“But that wasn’t the end of Sir Boast-A-Lot’s problem. No. That wasn’t the final problem. The end.”

THEY TOLD US. BUT DID WE LISTEN?

“This is the story of Sir Boast-a-lot.
Sir Boast-a-lot was the bravest and cleverest knight at the Round Table. But soon the other knights began to grow tired of his stories about how brave he was and how many dragons he’d slain. And soon they began to wonder, Are Sir Boast-a-lot’s stories even true? Oh no…
So one of the knights went to King Arthur and said, “I don’t believe Sir Boast-a-lot’s stories. He’s just a big old liar who makes things up to make himself look good.” And then, even the king began to wonder. But that wasn’t the end of Sir Boast-a-lot’s problem. No. That wasn’t the Final Problem. The end.“