Fandom Friday #10 – May 19, 2012

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.  We’ve gone and missed a Friday! >gasp< This simply will not do and must be rectified posthaste!  Unfortunately, I am not in a particularly good position to create a double post this week.  I have been temporarily cut off from my usual weekly resources and for the time being must rely on the small backlog of links I had previously gathered.  I’ve gone and switched not only timezones, but also countries and continents.  You will all have to pardon this rather incoherent and somewhat thin list.  I fear it may be a bit heavy on the YouTube links.

1.) First on our list this week is an absolutely hilarious mashup video combining various songs from a wide range of sources with an equally wide range of clips from Sherlock (BBC1) –> MINOR SPOILERS WITHIN

Just try to keep from laughing.  Try it.

2.)  Now, I realize this is becoming a bit very heavy on the ‘Sherlock’ again, but I’ve got little to work with, so…

Brought to you by Itsumik over on DeviantArt

…Still a better love story…

3.) Okay…Okay…Okay…How about this one:

Stick that in your pipe and…No, wait, maybe you shouldn’t.

4.)  Have you ever found yourself laying awake at night thinking ‘Gee, I wonder what Sherlock would look like if illustrated in the style of the Simpsons’?  Well fret no more!

I’m afraid I haven’t the faintest idea as to who created this masterpiece.  The link tells us little apart from referencing someone or something by the name of ‘Sherlock Sam

5.) This…This right here is the very definition of adorable:

This jem (and the multitudes of others like it) has been brought to you by whoever is behind The Moony Detective.  The illustrations found there are FANTASTIC.  Always incredibly adorable and occasionally slightly slashy.  This particular set of illustrations was created in support of the Baker Street Babes, who regularly produce exceedingly phenomenal podcasts on every imaginable topic within the Sherlockian realm.  You may commence your cooing.

…Enjoy!

Fandom Friday #9 ~ May 4th, 1212

Yes!  It is once again that wonderful time of every other week where I sit down (usually sometime after midnight) and make my Fandom Friday contribution.  —> Hush now.  This is the internet.  Linear time does not apply here, and it’s still Friday somewhere.  This week I shall jump straight into the fandom, without any of my usual anecdotal babble.

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1.)  First up on today’s list involves a rather fantastic and (I think) fairly coincidental crossing of paths, but for HamishMD and I, it is a pleasingly monumental one.  As luck would have it, I happened to ‘bump’ into a  Mr. Hugh Ashton via Twitter this evening and found myself rather quickly caught up in a very lovely conversation with him.  It turns out that Mr. Ashton is an author, currently living in Kamakura, Japan.  But wait!  There’s more!  He has written a great many things, but has recently turned his talents towards things Holmesian, having already published three of his own pastiche volumes (with a fourth currently in the works).  Mr. Ashton’s focus has thus far been on filling the gaps Dr. Watson left between his published adventures, with particular attention being placed on those elusive tales Watson mentions, but never quite managed to see put to print.  To be more precise, these are the tales Watson refers to having stashed in a tin box somewhere in the vaults of an unknown bank on London.  The result is a two (soon to be three) volume set of “Tales From the Deed Box of John H. Waston MD” (the fourth being a stand-alone story).

Over the course of our conversation, I expressed a great deal of interest in reading Mr. Ashton’s books, and he was very happy to place himself at our disposal for questions and comments.  By the end of our surprisingly long chat, arrangements for mutual ‘boosting’ had been made, along with promises of reviews and even an interview!  Needless to say, HamishMD and I are beside ourselves with excitement over this fantastic opportunity.  We are both exceedingly flattered that Mr. Ashton has shown interest in being featured on our humble blog and are very much looking forward to our future correspondence with him regarding both his existing volumes, as well as the one he is currently working on.  Frankly, neither HamishMD nor I had even paused to consider that something of this sort might come our way, so this is a very exciting development.  It may take us a little while to get the reviews and interview worked out, but in the meantime – Go take a look at Mr. Ashton’s work!

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