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Sherlockian obsessions
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Set out below the cut are my Sherlockian obsessions:

Please add your own Sherlockian obsessions in the comments.

You know you are obsessed with Sherlock when:

- you buy yourself a very long black ankle-length Sherlock coat, in the hope of one day running into the world's only consulting detective and him asking you to follow him chasing madly after black cabs, running up stairs, and then leaping across rooftops in central London, with your long black coat swishing wildly in the wind behind you

- a minor dislike you have had of swimming and swimming pools since childdhood turns into a full-blown phobia

- you put a riding crop on your Christmas list

- you avoid wearing pink like the plague even though it used to be one of your favourite colours

- you take up ambulance chasing in the forlorn hope that you will be able to steal an orange shock blanket

- you insist on having three nicotine patches on your arm at all times even though you have never smoked a cigarette in your life

- your trusty London A-Z, the only use of which pre-Sherlock was as an invaluable tool for getting you around London, suddenly takes on a whole new meaning as a secret code book

- taking two sugars in your coffee suddenly becomes the coolest thing in the world to do again, instead of completely socially unacceptable

- you know instinctively that you are going to spend your walking holiday with the Ramblers in the Wye Valley, Wales searching for the footprints of a giant Hound

- flogging a corpse in a mortuary with a riding crop becomes your idea of a good night out

- an orange shock blanket becomes the ultimate fashion accessory

- you abandon London buses to be driven around in black London cabs even though their fares are bankrupting you.

Those are my Sherlockian obsessions. What are yours?

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Originally posted by sabrinaphynn at Obcession
What can I say... I already knew I was a little over the edge anyway, but I couldn't find the right place to post this anywhere else.   these are actual things I have done in my life.  

You know you are totally obcessed with all things related to Sherlock Holmes when: 

-- You have approximately 1 hour to see the Louvre, and you skip seeing the Mona Lisa and all the other more famous art to check out the paintings by the Vernet family, because they are related to Holmes. ( that was 2000)
-- You are on a date with your husband and you quote lines from the Grenada series as well as the 2009 movie and debate if evil is an inherited trait. ( last night) 
-- You start looking at your children and think one looks like RDJ in miniature, and the other looks like Jeremy Brett.
      ( the past year) 
-- Your reward for painting and cleaning up the house?  The entire Grenada series on DVD.
-- You suddenly realize that your curtains in your dining room look near identical to the one hanging in Baker Street in the Grenada series.  (And now you wish they matched exactly, but already ordered drapes)
-- It has been over 20 years and you can STILL quote nearly every line from the first series Grenada did without thinking about it.
-- you have a co-worker with the name of Moriarty and you have to remind yourself she not related, so be nice.
-- you seriously consider naming your next pet Toby
-- You are reading every fan fic you can find and working on your own. 
-- you are still reading this!  

This is bloody amazing! Well done you! I am loving your style darling! This is the first time I think that you have commented or posted - I want to hear more from you - you clearly know your way around Sherlock Holmes!

Well, I did grow up reading this stuff early and always felt a kinship being the youngest in a family with an older brother 7 years older than I am... as well as another 9 years older...
And I am old enough to have seen the Grenada series on it's first run ( I grew up outside of Boston, the sponsor of Mystery!)
But thank you. I do try. Though that does remind me, I do need to return my copy of Baring Gould to the library... And try work more on my fanfic...
One or two more before I go though..

You are happy to take the train into the heart of a major city on a rainy day, if only to see all the men in nice suits with big umbrellas ;) (That was this week; I grinned so much that the gent
next to me at the crosswalk thought I was flirting !)

glad to post... Alas back to real life ... And Winnie the Pooh.. As I mentally reassign each character a corresponding character in "sherlock"...

You can not watch Disney without mentally reassigning a

Now this is good.

I have seen episodes from the Granada series and I love Brett as Holmes but I am not at all informed about it. Maybe, as and when you have the time, you could do us a post about it?

OMG - You have a copy of Baring Gould - that edition is to die for - I so want one! But I have to save my pennies - maybe I can get one for Christmas or Birthday. I also want a Slinger. But the Baring Gould is the priority!

I have seen one at an Oxford Library - it was to die for!

"You are happy to take the train into the heart of a major city on a rainy day, if only to see all the men in nice suits with big umbrellas ;)".
I am loving this one!

Which one were you were referring to? The biography or the annotations? I manged to get my paws on Vol I of the annotated Canon, but I am SERIOUSLY considering " losing" the biography I borrowed from the liabrary. Or buying a copy from Amazon.com, that probably would be best.

Jenn who is watching Dinsey's Winnie the Pooh with her family and mentally assigning them with characters in "Sherlock" . And feeling more like mrs. Hudson every day... Oops I mean Kanga

What kind of a post would you like about the Granada series? So I can start doing the research... This is what I know from the top of my head. I remember when Vincent Price did the introductions for the first series back in 1984! And a wonderful artist by the name of Edward Gorey did the animation sequence for the introducioins to "Mystery!" I still miss THAT.
The public television station of Boston, WGBH, and the BBC have always worked together on these programs with Rebecca Eaton as the executive producer.
"Mystery!" used to be a separate program separate from Masterpiece Theatre... But now they have grouped them all together, for some reason, money, I suspect.

Jenn, who is watching Dinsey's Winnie the Pooh with her family and mentally assigning them with characters in "Sherlock" . And feeling more like mrs. Hudson every day... Oops I mean Kanga

I was on about the annotations.

I leave it up to you re the post on the Granada series - just do whatever you are passionate about, what you want to talk about etc

I am not at all informed about the Granada series and so will never be able to post about it, yet it is such an important adaptation - I know Brett is a lot of people's favourite Holmes ever (not mine - Mr Cumberbatch is mine!).

So have a think, see what you can come up with, and post away!

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