"Really, Watson, you excel yourself," said Holmes, pushing back his chair and lighting a cigarette. "I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own small achievements you have habitually underrated your own abilities. It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. I confess, my dear fellow, that I am very much in your debt."
He had never said as much before, and I must admit that his words gave me keen pleasure, for I had often been piqued by his indifference to my admiration and to the attempts which I had made to give publicity to his methods. I was proud, too, to think that I had so far mastered his system as to apply it in a way which earned his approval.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (via hellotailor)
reminder that actual holmes is totally, totally different to sherlock and many modern adaptations in a vast range of ways
Yes but think about Sherlock in Elementary, when he said to Watson that she makes him better, sharper and more focused. He wanted her to stay as his partner (partner as in, as EQUALS) so that he can find out why she can do that for him. And Sherlock admits that he is not a nice man, but he finds Watson exceptional, so he makes an exceptional effort for her. Ahhh I just love these two.
“John is still, he’s stoical, he’s very watchful, he’s very very strong-willed, a strong-minded person, he’s not easily flappable.
You know he’s an alpha male, he saves lives and can kill people; like if it wasn’t for Sherlock he’d be the most impressive man in the room, you know because he’s knocking about with someone who’s even more fucking alpha than he is. All of which is interesting to play because you’re playing someone who is very much their own man, they’re very strong.
He doesn’t do a lot of vocal flourishes, he doesn’t do a lot of showing off, it’s just he’s still in a way that I envy about some men. He’s got a real strength to him.”
JANUARY 19, 2014
HE’S COMING HOME
So, plot twist: Season 3 of Sherlock begins with John and Mary in their house, with their youngest child in the crib. Mary goes to check on him and sees Sherlock standing over his cot, a scream is heard. John rushes upstairs to see Mary burning on the ceiling of the nursery. Title credits for Supernatural begin to play.
IM SO FUCKING DONE