[…] try to imagine fandom’s reaction if the next big Holmes adaptation to come along had Holmes and Watson as British, yeah - young black British men, living case to case on a council estate in a dodgy area of London. How fandom would react if Sherlock Holmes didn’t employ street kids and homeless people like trained animals to do his bidding, but instead was part of that invisible underclass; if instead of having his eccentricities tolerated~ by Scotland Yard on account of being the Great White Genius, Sherlock Holmes, BME, school dropout, and sometime addict, was regarded by the police as practically a criminal already, one more thug, one more junkie, one more dealer in the making. If he had to choose between buying the week’s groceries or palming a twenty to a bored constable for the chance to spend five minutes on a crime scene, in the hope that whoever’s under enough pressure to deal with crime rates in the neighbourhood will pay him enough for a perp to feed himself and Watson for a month or two. If the greatest threat to his safety were police brutality, or the prospect of being done for a snitch; if his arch enemy weren’t Moriarty, but the systemic poverty and inequality that has him helping out his oppressors just to get by, and that makes the other side of the law look more tempting to someone with his skills every day.
I would watch the hell out of that. I’d even write for it. What do you do with Mycroft being part of the “Establishment” then? Mycroft works at the local youth center? Mycroft as a pastor, deeply disapproving of his brother’s failure to reject street culture and conform? Hell, Mycroft IS the police? Token affirmative-action face of colour, should have made DI ages ago but is still a PC even though half the force secretly ask his help? And because they resent Mycroft, they resent Sherlock even more, fueling the rivalry? Lestrade can stay a DI, with the authority to choose to work with either Holmes but not enough authority to force everyone else to do so.
I’m curious to see how Mrs Hudson and Moriarty would work in this.
Holy fuck this would be truly awesome. Mrs Hudson could be a nice woman who occasionally makes the boys a meal or offers up a warm bed during severe weather. And Moriarty, fuck. He could be like a well-to-do man who previously was in Sherlock’s situation. He somehow moved on from that kind of life, and sees a lot of himself in Sherlock actually, but hates for that reminder. Wants to take Sherlock down, put him back in his place.
Shit, this would be bloody brilliant.
aaaaalllll stuff I want to cram into the ‘#221b baker towers’ tag proper. DAMN YOU TUMBLR.
This sounds. Kind of. Really fantastic. rolls off a cliff
Can this please be a thing? I would like this to be a thing.
I’ll love you for a thousand more.
I know Sherlock Holmes isn’t a thousand years old, but it just seemed fitting for the Holmes-Watson relationship. Especially after I read this.
”The story of Sherlock Holmes, on the surface, is about deduction, but in reality, it’s about the best of two men who save each other - a lost, washed-up war hero and a man who could end up committing murders instead of solving them. They come together. They become this perfect unit. They become the best friendship ever, and they become heroes.”
— Steven Moffat
It’s a friendship that, no matter in what form or interpretation, is about two people who love each other.
OI BENEDICT PLAY NICE
Oh. Oh God.
Oh my God New Headcanon
A Sherlock locket! Perfect!
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (via sharpsharpteeth
Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes!
It’s the most perfect thing ever.
AND IT ALL ADDS UP
WELL PLAYED, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, WELL PLAYED.
John Watson, A Study in Scarlet (via colinfirth)
Whoa filming XD
Must. Reblog. Forever.
every. single. time. puppyface!reblog
Do they have the same camera man or something?
Why do I find Arthur soo sexy in that outfit?!
Allow me to add a few more~
(figured I should add this.)
y’all forgot one
Would Naoto count?
She can be the Inaba edition.
…My first thought was “Where’s Wishbone? Dog edition, anyone?”
Where’s the Phineas & Ferb edition? The one with Candace and Stacy?
I FUCKING CANNOT WAIT FOR THE PINKIE PIE ONE. SERIOUSLY.