Fandom Friday #2(2)1 ~ Friday, November 20th

No, it’s not really our 22st Fandom Friday, but we can pretend.  We’ve been a bit slow with our other posts lately (one of us is very busy, and the other (myself – S.Sigerson) is currently away from home and largely lacking in the down-time needed for proper blogging).  We promise to rectify this as quickly as we can, but in the meantime, we’ll carry on with our Fandom Fun.

We’ve been seeing an exhilarating array of global visitors, but here’s a ‘shout-out’ to all of our very devoted American fans.  It’s a day late, but every bit as good:

Happy belated Thanksgiving!  I’m afraid I don’t know where this image originally came from, or who the artist is, but I spotted it just moments ago via the Facebook Page ‘Sherlock Holmes – Jeremy Brett’.

2.)  Now on to more serious matters.  The Undershaw Preservation Trust has been running a Kickstarter campaign for a while now in a valiant attempt to raise funds for the translation of Sherlock’s Home: The Empty House into as many as five different languages.  With just six days to go, the project is currently sitting at about 80% of the funds needed to allow the translation to move forward.  Not only will the proceeds go straight to UPT, allowing the Trust to make ‘Sherlock’s Home’ available to a wider, non-English speaking audience, you may also be helping me maneuver my way around devastating emotional ennui and intellectual boredom.

If you can spare a little ‘cash’ and a few minutes of your time, please consider backing this project.  You can pledge as little as one [British] Pound from anywhere in the world.  If nothing else, please help us spread the word!

Follow the hyperlink through to get to the main page here: Internationalization of Sherlock’s Home

3.)  Do you like BBC’s Sherlock?  Are you an avid drinker of tea?  Ever wish you could meld the one with the other?  Well, now you can!
The Enigmatic Penguin (of Death) has compiled for you a Guide to Writing Sherlockian Tea Habits.


4.)  It’s never too early to begin planning for Christmas.  The more ‘attentive’ of you may have noticed the delicate red thread running through our recent posts under the title ‘Sherlockorama’.  We’re plotting a string of posts highlighting exactly what ‘Sherlockorama’ is, but for the time being, we’ll leave you with this teaser.  I poking around Target the other day and bumped rather randomly into these:

Strictly speaking, there’s nothing particularly ‘Sherlockian’ about these, but we can hardly think of anything more fitting for Sherlockian holiday party.  What ELSE would we decorate our trees with??  It hardly gets any better than this.

5.)  Last, but most assuredly not least, we’ve got the following string of absolutely delightful canonically-themed street signs.  I’ve only posted one of them here but follow the image hyperlink through and then scroll down to find the rest.  Apart from the photo below, we’ve also got gems like Musgrave Ritual Drive, Mycroft Street, and Moriarty Circuit.  Even the city I live in has both a Holmes and Watson St.  Have YOU spotted any of these lurking about?

That’s all folks!  Have a great week, hang tight and be patient as we get some other posts pulled together.


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