I Stand Corrected

September 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm 2 comments

So, yesterday, I said that the original character of Sherlock Holmes would never do something crazy like shoot holes in the wall of his room just because he’s bored. The very next story I read:

“I have always held, too, that pistol practice should be distinctly an open air pastime; and when Holmes in one of his queer humours would sit in an arm-chair, with his hair-trigger and a hundred Boxer cartridges, and proceed to adorn the opposite wall with a patriotic V. R. done in bullet pocks, I felt strongly that neither the atmosphere nor the appearance of our room was improved by it.”

I was incredibly surprised. And a little embarrassed. But I can admit my mistakes. Why don’t I say instead that, unlike the character seen in Sherlock, the original character would never do something as crazy as insisting that Watson go to a crime scene in his stead so that he could stay at home and view everything via Skype. All because he didn’t find the case interesting enough to merit such a hassle.

You know, if the original character had access to things like Skype. Hypothetically.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lovesandhatesofagrumpyyoungwoman  |  September 13, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I love Sherlock Holmesband the fact he was actually based on someone Conan Doyle knew makes him even better.

  • 2. DSTE' s Sister  |  December 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    haha I remember talking about this =)
    – DSTE’ s sister


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