do you ever just randomly get in the mood to play the sims??? like i’m sitting here at work just minding my own business and my brain is just like “i wish we were playing the sims right now” and i’m like “damn brain… me too”
Ever wonder why episode 3 of BBC Sherlock is called “The Great Game”, considering that’s not a name found in Arthur Conan Doyle’s original canon?
***Because it’s a nod to the audience to start playing.***
Do you see it yet? BBC Sherlock is absolutely meant to be analyzed, dissected, and argued. We’re playing The Great Game right now. It’s been around for decades, and Moffat and Gatiss threw their hats into the ring upon getting their chance to make the Sherlock Holmes adaptation they’ve always wanted. They purposefully lie, mislead, code, and hint because this is a game that’s meant to be played. This is a game.
“…to resolve anomalies and clarify implied details….”
This is exactly what we’re doing right now. And we’re supposed to be doing it.
I’m not going to lie…. playing BBC Sherlock’s game is very, very hard. I researched Doyle, read the canon, watched interviews, documentaries, and behind the scenes footage for six months before attempting to jump into The Great Game with all the lovely folks already on this site, who had years of experience on me. It was daunting. Being the new person is always hard. But to all of you wondering if you should play now, my opinion is a resounding yes.
We’re in the middle of something groundbreaking. The people who say, “No, we’re not, you’re delusional” have no understanding of the history of Sherlock Holmes.
Look at it this way –
If there isn’t a game, then a few months of our time is enjoyably wasted by incorrectly decoding a television show through literary analysis and historical comparison
If there is a game, then we are the group of individuals clever enough to keep up with it, becoming a part of history alongside this monumental piece of media.
To me the choice is clear – I welcome anyone to join us in playing The Great Game. Hope to see you around.
It’s been very popular to use British actors to play the villains, but for some reason they need an even funnier accent to play the villain which is the Scandinavian one. We’re the villains right now. Why they’re doing it, it’s hard to say, but I’m glad as, if the alternative was not to work in the States, I would do villains forever. I’ve been crazy lucky to be part of some wonderful projects, like the Bond film and Hannibal, where it’s very difficult to call it a one-to-one villain. I’ve been very fortunate.
I really can’t stand how people already hate Mass Effect Andromeda. It’s not out yet and they haven’t played it yet! We all loved Mass Effect, right? Why can’t we be ready to love Andromeda? Because I am.
“Everyone has gone away, haven’t they? Will you play with me? You don’t have any masks left do you? Well let’s do something else. Do you want to play with me? OK, let’s play good guys against bad
guys… I’ll be the good guy, and you be the bad guy, and when you’re
the bad guy, you just run.
That’s fine, right? Well…shall we play?”
The last one! I figured it’s only appropriate to end on the mask that requires all the other masks to get. Thanks for sticking with me! :)
I couldn’t sleep. I did nod off for a moment but the nightmares were so vivid and I woke up… to the sound of Sherlock playing the violin.
I’m sure that he somehow deduces that I’m having a nightmare and plays my favourite pieces of music to gently bring me back to reality. He’s been doing this the whole time. Ever since I moved in. He’s been helping me the whole time. He’s so much better than the world gives him credit for.
I’m downstairs now. He knows I’m here with him but he hasn’t stopped playing. That’s alright. We don’t need to talk right now. It wouldn’t be right. Besides, sometimes it’s nice to know that no words are needed.