Posts tagged sherlock
Posts tagged sherlock
Ever since former Doctor Tom Baker bid good luck to his successor, “whoever he or she may be,” fans have been debating whether it’s time for a female Doctor. Well, that was 32 years ago, and all subsequent Doctors have remained resolutely male.
“I think it’s time for a lady Doctor,” writes one fan on Tumblr. “A lady Doctor who is cool, charismatic and charming. There’s only one woman who fits all these perfectly and that is… Helen Mirren.” Of course, some people are horrified by the idea of a female Doctor, but Helen Mirren isn’t one of them. She’s already said she’d be interested in the role, adding, “I don’t want to just be the sidekick.”
When it comes to James Bond, traditionalists can argue that the character is based on a series of novels about a white man. But in the case of Doctor Who? No dice. As a near-immortal alien who “regenerates” into a new persona rather than dying, the Doctor can be anyone you like. And there’s already canonical evidence of other Time Lords regenerating from one gender to another. As for race, there’s really no good reason why the Doctor’s skin pigmentation has remained so similar throughout the previous regenerations… [READ MORE]
Hannibal is actually a really good reminder to be kind to everyone you meet. You never know when you’ll meet a cannibalistic psychopath who holds a grudge against you because you were rude.
Hannibal is not a psychopath, he is a high-functioning sociopath, do your research.
omfg i’m crying and so proud of you hannibal fandom :’)
SUPERHANNIWHOLOCK i’m still crying blood over it omfg i think it’s a mix of a) not wanting to be associated with their collective craycray, and b) not being interested in OH LOOK WE’LL TAKE YOUR CHARS BUT LOLOL SHERLOCK IS SMARTER THAN ALL OF THEM
i’m kinda nonplussed by sherlock fandom’s love of writing crossovers with EVERYTHING. it just seems weird to me because the entire conceit of sherlock (and the original sherlock holmes, really) is that he’s 100% the focal point of the story and everyone except himself and watson are ephemeral and/or there to be defeated by sherlock. it seems like a waste of a crossover to put sherlock in a situation with an awesome character from another show, just to “outwit” them or whatever. the only time i remember reading a sherlock crossover i really enjoyed was copperbadge’s White Collar/Sherlock fics where Neal Caffrey and Sherlock participate in a city-wide scavenger hunt across NYC and London.
a hannibal/sherlock crossover is one of the weirdest concepts to me, unless you particularly want one character to “lose”? because nobody watching hannibal REALLY wants to see him get outwitted or defeated by some random interloper, and no sherlock fan would really want him to be outwitted or defeated by a cannibalistic serial killer. and the idea of them forming some kind of alliance is kind of beyond the pale because no way would sherlock be into that, and hannibal… doesn’t really do alliances. i mean, would it just be a story where hannibal kills sherlock for being rude, but then refuses to eat his internal organs because they’re too unhealthy after years of substance abuse and crappy diet?? idk.
that being said, write about whatever the hell you like. i have ZERO DOUBTS that there are a bunch of great writers out there who could write a plausible hannibal/sherlock crossover, AU or otherwise. i just don’t really see why anyone would try to make it into A Thing. the two canons and characters just don’t seem compatible enough.
p.s. if we were gonna get into a whole “batman vs superman” thing here though, i’m pretty sure hannibal would defeat sherlock. i think sherlock would work out that hannibal is a killer/cannibal fairly quickly, but sherlock is so open to emotional manipulation that hannibal would be able to take him down with ease. sherlock’s weaknesses (social cues; understanding people’s emotions) are hannibal’s strengths. plus, hannibal has psychopathy and ruthlessness on his side.
“haha, I ship the Hannibal and Sherlock fandoms soo much!!”
“welcome to superhanniwholock, Fannibals!!”
My reaction to a lot of tumblr.
brb wishing for death
but surely this isn’t an ACTUAL thing, right
there’s one here that’s pretty good: http://archiveofourown.org/works/168278 although i don’t think that characterises sherlock and victor as ace.
the series i was thinking of was this one, i think: https://archiveofourown.org/series/12371 by List_of_Lists. for some reason i remember there being others (and there are definitely a whole bunch of fics on AO3 tagged with victor/sherlock, even if it’s in conjunction with john/sherlock), but maybe i was just imagining things. wishful thinking! still, it’s not surprising that it’s a super rarepair. i don’t recall victor ever having been mentioned on the show, and he does only appear once in the original short stories.
oh, and i think there’s a fic somewhere where the skull is “victor”, but then he either gets resurrected or it turns out he was never dead after all?? i can’t remember…
“A long time ago…”
yep, one more viclock.
1) THIS ART IS A DELIGHT.
2) i hope we’ve all read all the fanfic where victor trevor and BBC sherlock are both asexual and in a long-term relaysh since university. i’m pretty sure i read one where the only reason victor doesn’t appear in the TV show is because he was overseas doing secret spy work or something? IF ONLY THERE WAS MORE OF THIS.
au in which everything is exactly the same except popular television programmes come and go without being forced into an awkward crossover with bbc sherlock
Yet another Mucha-inspired piece for the letsdrawsherlock pile. Based on Alphonse Mucha’s “Dance.”
lolll A MASTERPIECE.
With fanfic archives like Fanfiction.net and Wattpad becoming infamous for their low-quality writing and love of censoring adult-rated fanworks, Archive of Our Own provides a user-friendly alternative. Created by the fan-run Organisation for Transformative Works (the OTW) in 2009, Archive of Our Own is now home to many of the most popular fanfic-based fandoms, from Teen Wolf to The Avengers.
But with popularity comes serious expense. AO3’s costs for this year are projected to run up to $70,000, and with recent upsets in OTW leaderships, the archive might seem like it’s on unsteady ground. Its users, however, are eager to prove such doubts are misplaced.In a Tumblr-based auction, 371 authors offered their services in exchange for donations to the archive. The AO3 Fundraiser Auction was quickly shared across social media, with fans bidding to pay for customised stories in the fandom of their choice. Bidding ran from April 25 to May 2, with the end total being an impressive $16,729, which comes to just over $45 per author. A lot more than most of us would pay for a book, never mind the 1000-3000 word short story offered by most authors. [READ MORE]