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You Are Not the Only One Asking That Question, Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch as BBC Sherlock Holmes reading a piece of paper

I kiss Molly, nearly destroy international security and bankrupt my nation, and risk my life for a woman and still all they write is JohnLock. Why doesn’t anybody write straight Sherlock fanfic?

Frankly, sherlock, I couldn’t agree more. I mean I don’t object to Johnlock, particularly if it’s witty and fun, but it would be nice to have some choices and to see folks creatively explore the characters we’ve got. I’ve got to agree with Moffat that it’s a sad commentary on our culture if people equate love and sex and can’t believe in love without sex. Heaven knows they have no problem in believing sex without love! Or perhaps it’s a sad commentary on the state of what we call “friendship” that we no longer believe in deep, true commitments without a sexual connotation. Or maybe it’s just a sad commentary on our level of cultural decadence that sex has become so all consuming.

And yes, I’m attempting to put my fingers where my blogging is and am working on some non-Johnlock (besides the Holmes Boys). It’s just that the ruddy thing has taken on a life of it’s own and grown well beyond what I originally planned, so it’s taking longer than anticipated. However, if someone has some non-Johnlock fanfic to recommend (besides Alone on the Water), please do so below. I can either hunt for good fanfic or try to write new things.

Oh, and let me know if you’d like to see a fanfic “review/discussion” part added to this site where folks can make recommendations and leave lists of things they particularly enjoy. I know there are the fanfic sites and networks, but I was thinking along the lines a Goodreads-type or Listomania-type section so we don’t have to spend our lives trolling for the kind of thing we really want. Granted there is this Tumblr site.

And one more thing, how about some flash fanfic? I know there is some on Tumblr. There’s this one for Johnlock, although there appears to be some non-Johnlock (can we come up with a better term for this? How about John-lock for straight Sherlock fanfic?).

I’m working on a fanfic resources list because there are some folks who like the collected together like the reading lists.

Right. Sherlock’s texting me so I’d better go see what he wants before he gets all shirty.

Congratulations to Andrew Scott and Steven Moffat for Their BAFTA 2012 Wins

Andrew Scott as James Moriarty smirking

And Honey, You Should See Me With A BAFTA!

Well, it was terribly unfortunate that we couldn’t have a Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott tie, but I’m certain the BAFTA voters figured since Mr. Freeman got one last season and he has another season of Sherlock in 2013, they would make certain Mr. Scott got his much deserved recognition. As far as I’m concerned, the Best Moriarty Ever.

And speaking of psychos… I suspect the BAFTA voters used much the same logic in voting for Dominic West over Benedict Cumberbatch. It was a tough decision, I’m certain, but Mr. Cumberbatch is returning next season in what is certain to be another outstanding performance as Sherlock.
And we’re certain of that because Mr. Steven Moffat will be putting his writing magic on the season (along with Mr. Mark Gattis). Congratulations to Mr. Moffat for his special recognition. I’m pretty certain I heard the world squee and felt earth shudder as fans geeked out on Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith sharing the stage to give the award to Steven Moffat.

Certainly the Twittersphere went ballistic. At one point I had six-columns up  on Tweetdeck (yes, I’m still using Tweetdeck; I’ve got it all set up and I don’t have time for a new learning curve). The #BAFTA column and the #Sherlock column were flashing and scrolling so fast I could watch my internet connection slow down in the network monitor (it didn’t help that I was participating in a Sherlock fan tinychat, streaming a real-time live blog, and running an RSS for the event as well).

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in BBC Sherlock appears to be crying

First, Andrew Scott. Then Dominic West. Who knew the BAFTA voters preferred psychopaths to high functioning sociopaths.

It’s okay, sherlock. Next year will be your year.

 

 

Congratulations to Steven Moffat for Winning BAFTA Writing Award

It should come as no surprise given the exceptional work Mr. Moffat has been doing for some time in screenwriting. His Dr. Who scripts were regularly heralded as both fan and critical favorites long before he took over the helm for the iconic series and his work on the landmark BBC series Sherlock has been breathtaking.

So let us all raise a glass of our favorite beverage of choice to Mr. Steven Moffat, winner of the 2012 BAFTA Craft Award for writing for his work on the BBC series Sherlock. Here’s the link to BBC’s initial coverage of the BAFTA Craft Awards: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18056286

For the official coverage with post-award interviews, check out the BAFTA site and awards  information here. 

And yes, the videos of the awards are already on YouTube.com.


 

And let us not forget Mr. Charlie Phillips who won for Fiction Editing for the BBC Sherlock episode A Scandal in Belgravia:

Last but hardly least the BBC Sherlock Sound Team of John Mooney, Jeremy Child, Howard Bargroff and Doug Sinclair took Best Sound: Fiction:

A Big Thank You and Congratulations to everyone!

For additional coverage, check out The Stage article on the 2012 BAFTA Craft Awards.

Let’s keep our fingers and toes crossed for BBC Sherlock and the various actors, creators and producer during the main awards 27 May.