I Stand Corrected
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.