nympheline asked:

Re: Sherlock spending time at home licking poisons: yes, I think he does. At least, the canon implies he's the sort. In *A Study in Scarlet*, Stamford says, "I could imagine his giving a friend a little pinch of the latest vegetable alkaloid, not out of malevolence, you understand, but simply out of a spirit of inquiry in order to have an accurate idea of the effects. To do him justice, I think that he would take it himself with the same readiness."

^ And stuff like that is my only excuse if someone thinks I’m horrible for finding Sherlock’s attempted drugging of John in Hounds adorable. I come to this from the books.

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nympheline asked:

Sherlock, righteously furious over Myrcroft's betrayal, demanded possession of Mycroft's magic umbrella, which the latter had retrieved from Agent Travers (code name: Mary Poppins) after her retirement from MI6. Mycroft, feeling righteously guilty, surrendered it. Sherlock rigged a timer to the bumbershoot that would cause it to open as soon as he moved out of John's line of sight. Sherlock thus floated safely to the pavement, and with a judicious application of fake blood, voila!

What accent would a modern canonical Irene Adler have?

In canon, Irene Adler was from New Jersey. In Sherlock, they made her British. A question about the change in Irene’s background led to a discussion of accents, and whether New Jersey accents are really like the stereotypes would have us believe. Accent samples were requested, and they have now been provided by some very awesome volunteers. And that’s what you missed on Glee Bones Doctor Who Sherlock whatever we’re talking about at this point. I’ve completely lost track. It’s been a complicated evening.

People from New Jersey reading from A Scandal in Bohemia:

chrisweedboygenius: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5h0SVsnxOU&feature=youtu.be

nympheline: http://nympheline.tumblr.com/post/19759297765/irene-adler-was-a-jersey-girl-so-am-i-i-recorded

almonsterisawesome: http://soundcloud.com/almonster/a-scandal-in-bohemia