Sunday, January 19, 2014

Shockingly Sherlocked

When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sherlock. Pen on paper, touched with Photoshop.
This famous quotes I first found in the Detective Conan manga series was suddenly appeared again in one of the most anticipated serial nowadays: Sherlock on BBC. I blamed myself for not letting my best friend, Azizah, when she tried to persuade me to watch the serial in 2010. That day I got an issue with detective stories, I once liked it very much until I entered high school and one particular event changed my life and made me stop liking any of it. Besides, I didn't get into trends. But last week when I accidentally stumbled upon the first season DVDs I have since a very long time, yeah, A Study In Pink, I suddenly became shockingly "sherlocked"!

Pre and post editing of the sketch.
As I watched it over and over again (at first I couldn't make the subtitles appear so I re-watched it like three times - Sherlock talks so fast I couldn't understand it without subtitles!), I am now turned into a Sherlock enthusiast. Pardon me for being subjectively speaking but the man who played Sherlock was brilliant. When I first saw him, I didn't really care because he has weird name and unique appearance. But the point wasn't it. The point is how brilliant he turns himself into an amazing portrayal of Sherlock (actually, I haven't read the novels, so that genius-ignorant-arrogant man is my personal preferences of an interesting human being).

The original still of The Blind Banker from season 1.
Now when everyone has been talking about the third season coming, I cried  (not literally crying) because I am so lame for being late liking such a great likable stuff. Like Sherlock. And Benedict Cumberbatch.
Okay. I found some memes about it but I simply post this. Source.
Yes! Yes! I don't know why is this happening but he is, and the serial, and the story, and even Watson, are my current obsession. I think this is what they called as addict. Oh God I have to stop this. But since this addictive feeling makes me productive when it comes to illustrations and reading, I won't get rid of it yet. Seriously.

SHERLOCK HOLMES - his limits.


1. Knowledge of Literature.—Nil.
2. Philosophy.—Nil.
3. Astronomy.—Nil.
4. Politics.—Feeble.
5. Botany.—Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.
6. Geology.—Practical, but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them.
7. Chemistry.—Profound.
8. Anatomy.—Accurate, but unsystematic.
9. Sensational Literature.—Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century.
10. Plays the violin well.
11. Is an expert single stick player, boxer, and swordsman.
12. Has a good practical knowledge of British law.
(from A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).


(I wasn't a bright chemistry student back then but there's no sin being proud of myself as a supposed-to-be-chemist person - like Sherlock!)



1 comment:

  1. Glad you finally have a connection with him, same as me. Mwahahaha... :D
    Let me know when you got the third season :*

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