remember the heartbreaking/fandom shaming “quote” from Benedict that was going around earlier today?
well let’s compare and contrast:
let’s talk about THIS:
”Whatever they produce, the new series is being almost obsessively anticipated by its fans, some of whom are outside the London hotel where these interviews were taking place. “They don’t teach you how to deal with that,” says Cumberbatch, who undoubtedly owes his star status to Sherlock. Does he find the obsessive nature of some Sherlock fans just a little, well, too much? “I had a friend who once squeezed her rabbit too much until it started to squeal and she thought it was kind of going, ‘I love you’, when it was really saying, of course, ‘You are the reason I’m dying’,” is his slightly alarming response. “But what I love about the show is that there are lots of people who weren’t outside the hotel today equally excited to see it and are just waiting for it as a quality piece of television. […]
The problem, of course, is he [Sherlock] uses social media and it gives a platform for this fan fiction, which is really creative but it’s not really what we’re doing… [online fan fiction that imagines Watson and Holmes as gay lovers]. It’s part of the love people have for the show even if a few of them are quite fanatical about it.”
and now THIS:
”Is there a sense that Sherlock’s fandom might love the show a bit too much? Like, they’re Lennie squeezing that puppy in Of Mice And Men?
What a great analogy. Wow. I never would have thought about it as something as dramatic as that. I had a friend who once squeezed her rabbit too much - that’s not a euphemism - [laughter] until it started to squeal, she thought it was saying (in the voice of a rabbit, somehow) ‘I love you’, but it was really saying ‘You’re crushing my ribs and I’m dying’ [laughter].
I would never want to accuse the fans of being anything other than intelligent, thoroughly full-throttle enthusiastic and into it, but what I love about our show is that we have a really broad audience and there were lots of people who weren’t outside the hotel today who will be equally excited to see it, who will just wait for it as a quality bit of television, which is what we like to view it as.
A problem is of course, that Sherlock uses social media, so it gives a platform for this kind of fan-fiction, the slash fiction, which is really creative but it’s not what we’re doing and we’re not doing it for that, so there are some insistences about John and I’s relationship [makes a face, everyone laughs], it’s sort of ‘come on, just drop it now’ you know. But it’s part of the love that people have for the show and even people who are fanatical about it do it for the right reasons.”
SEE WHAT HAPPENED THERE?
we are talking:
- purposeful leading by the interviewer
- BC wanting to accommodate the interviewer i.e. playing along
- they tailor everything to their need. more controversy = more clicks!
Glad that’s cleared up.
I was already pretty skeptical about the Independent writer’s research skills and/or ethics when he pulled out the old “‘There is a clue everyone has missed,’ co-creator Steven Moffat has said. ‘So many people theorising about Sherlock’s death online – and they missed it!’” quote.
MOFFAT SAID THAT A FEW DAYS AFTER REICHENBACH AIRED. IT’S BEEN NEARLY TWO YEARS. THE ODDS THAT THE QUOTE IS RELEVANT AT THIS POINT ARE EXTREMELY LOW. JUST STOP IT. STOP.
(Sorry I got shouty but I’m pretty tired of that one at this point and the fandom repeats it as new every time they hear it and acts like it’s a new quote and this will only lead to people being annoyed when it turns out the whatever-it-is clue was figured out a year and a half ago or whenever.)
Slightly concerned that we’ve reached a point where Mr. Cumberbatch immediately reaches for this analogy when asked about obsessive Sherlock fans.
Or maybe the reporter asked about “rabid fans” and Benedict misheard it as “rabbit fans,” in which case never mind.
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Here’s a Benedict Ketchupbatch for this thanksgiving
Okay, but… who would we have to kill to get a Benedict-as-Sherlock meets Sherlock Hemlock video?
THEY’RE BOTH ON PBS; THIS SHOULD ALREADY EXIST.
I AM LITERALLY CRYING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I’M WATCHING SHERLOCK WITH MY PARENTS AND MY DAD JUST SAID “PUT THAT IN YOUR CUMBER AND BATCH IT”
How come there isn’t a tag for Sherlock’s jeans?
They had to cut it out because it still had Benedict Cumberbatch’s name written on it from school.
- mum: we've seen that guy before right
- me: which one
- mum: that guy... no that guy the one on the left
- me: you mean benedict cumberbatch?
- mum: who no THAT guy
- me: yes, that's cumberbatch the guy from sherlock
- mum: yes, yes, he plays john
- mum: right?
- mum: i'm sorry hon
Trying out the Cumberbatch Curve on my GC… Hmm…
So I got bored just now, and a lit a match and let the smoke hit this paper in an attempt to get a cool pattern. I blew out the match and looked at the results, and I saw Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
Can someone tell me if I’m crazy or not? Can anyone else see Benny in this, or am I just going insane over the S3 trailer?
falling is like flying but with more permanent destination. meaning?
Sherlockian Wednesday Watchalong
We’re mixing things up with a lady detective, but keeping BBC Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch and Russell Tovey around for those of you not ready to go too far out of your comfort zone.
Watch Murder is Easy with us and chat about it live tonight at 8:30 pm U.S. Eastern time (click for your local date/time).
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