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Keep Hoping Machine Running ([personal profile] thefourthvine) wrote2010-10-20 21:21

211: I Like to Watch

The One That, Because of Song Choice, Makes Me Yearn for a Sherlock and Watson Versus the Vampires Story. I Know This Is Very Wrong, and I'm Sorry. Anomie, by [personal profile] charmax. Sherlock.

First, the caveat: this is the rare vid that I got more out of than Best Beloved. We finished it and had this conversation:

BB: Huh. I don't quite know -
Me, talking much more loudly than strictly necessary: OH MY GOD THAT WAS INCREDIBLE.
BB: *blinks*

Generally, this kind of conversation means one of two things: I am so far out into left field that I am playing in another game entirely (a game with rules I don't know, and a missing ball, and players who are wondering what I'm doing there), or I have found a hobbyhorse and am about to ride it allllll through the town. I don't know which of these is true in this case, but I tell you what: OH MY GOD THIS VID IS INCREDIBLE.

I just - I just - look. Go watch it, okay? And then we will talk. I don't want my blather to spoil anything for you or keep you from this vid, but blather I must, so go watch. This can wait.

I cannot remember the last time I watched a vid and felt this way. If you're curious about my specific thoughts, in order of appearance:
  1. Huh. I wonder if she's - but she can't be.
  2. But god this would be the perfect opening if she were.
  3. Wow. That's - that's really just perfect.
  4. AND THAT.
  5. AND THAT OH GOD.
  6. I can't even believe she's DOING this. This must be my imagination!
  7. It's like she woke up one morning and said, "I want to make a vid that will cause TFV to collapse from joy, aware that she will never again see anything quite so perfect."
  8. OH GOD THAT ENDING THAT ENDING THAT ENDING THAT ENDING.
And now you all know why I will never liveblog anything: it takes quite a lot of time for me to process my thoughts into actual coherence, with nouns and verbs and everything. My brain is all adjectives and exclamation points a lot of the time.

But I swear to you I can be more coherent than that. I'm not saying I will be, but I definitely can be.

I love everything about this vid: The way Sherlock is presented as the outsider, disconnected, observing. The way you see through his eyes, experience his disconnection. The way you almost never see anyone's face. (True fact: every time I win a vidder in an auction, I consider asking for a vid - any fandom featuring people! - where you never see anyone's face. I haven't done it because I just can't deliberately go out and force someone to hate me to that extent.) The way you see the people in pieces, as components, no more and no less than all the other pieces of the city that surround Sherlock. And the ending. Oh my god, that ending, where Watson is the first - the only - connection for Sherlock, where he literally knocks him out of his observer's distance.

This is that rare vid that leaves me wanting to see the canon, even as I am aware that the vid must be manipulation rather than reflection, because surely someone would have told me if the canon was like that, right? Right? You'd tell me? NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO SAY YES, PEOPLE.

The One in Which the Armor Is a Metaphor for Arthur's Isolation and Angst. Or Maybe the Unicorn Is the Metaphor. Or the Windows. This Thing Has a Lot of Damn Metaphors, Basically. Alone, by [livejournal.com profile] sisabet. Merlin.

This is the only vid I've ever seen that I truly believe should have a warning for song choice. And the warning would go like this:

WARNING: The first time you watch this vid, your reaction to the song will be, "Hmmm. Don't know this one - oh, wait, I've heard this in the supermarket!" But, inevitably, you will decide to rewatch the vid (about ten minutes later, because it is just that funny, and also you want to see the dragon sing again), and then the song will be stuck in your head forever aieeee. Days later, you will find yourself still awake at 3:30 a.m., with your brain repeating "How can I get you alone? How can I get you alone?" over and over and over until you haul yourself out of bed and go write a semi-hysterical email to the vidder featuring phrases like "so amazingly wonderful!" and "Arthur's EPIC MANPAIN - so real! So epic! So TAKE THAT, VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE, ARTHUR KNOWS WHAT REAL ANGST IS!" and "that drop of water from the leaf represents Arthur's unshed tears, right?" and "I hate you hate you hate you oh god that song my brain my poor brain whyyyyyyyyy." (If you're lucky, you will delete this before sending it.)

Seriously, people. It has been a week since my first viewing of this vid, and this song has lodged in my head like it's set in concrete, filling my days with a) "how can I get you alone?" and b) Arthur's sincere and true emo pain of painingness and emosity. One of these things is wonderful. The other becomes intolerable at around the thirtieth hour. That is the conundrum of this vid: it will make your life better and happier and bring you joy right up until it makes you insane. Word is still out on whether it's the kind of insanity you recover from, like that time I had the Pina Colada Song stuck in my head for several weeks and I ended up breaking my glasses and BB had to talk me down in a parking lot, or the kind where eventually people have to take your internet away for good. What I'm saying is: if I disappear, blame [livejournal.com profile] sisabet. (Also Heart. I'm not entirely sure those people should ever have been allowed to record anything if this is what happens when you hear their music.)

But you know what? This vid is worth it. It makes the whole '80s worth it, too. Watch it! For the dragon singing! And Arthur's manpain set to guitars! And his single perfect tear by proxy.

The One That Has Forever Redefined the "Thing" That Gets in Action in This Song. Carol S. Is a Corrupter of Innocent Music! Verb: That's What's Happening, by Carol S., aka [personal profile] lapillus. Star Trek reboot.

I have been a fan of Carol S.'s Schoolhouse Rock vid series since I began watching vids, basically. (I am still waiting patiently for her to do Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here. And, okay, I am secretly hoping she will do John Sheppard to Victim of Gravity, but I get the feeling that's one of those things where I would have to learn to vid to get it. But, just - no matter where he goes, he's always going down! From the sky! On his knees! And so on! Think about it! You can't tell me that's not perfect.) And this one - this is the best one, because it makes the entire Kirk/Spock relationship clear. No, really. Just go with me here. In a couple of seconds, you'll be amazed.

So I watched this vid and at first I was just, you know, marveling at the perfection of it. It's like the song was written about reboot James Tiberius Kirk, or, given the timing, more like J. J. Abrams wrote the movie while listening to this song on repeat. And then I got to the part with Spock and I realized what Carol S. was really teaching us with this vid:

Jim's the verb. Spock's the noun.

And I just kind of marveled, because that explains everything. It does! Think about it! I am at least 35% sure this makes sense outside my own head. (Although if you think I did not immediately begin assigning the other crewmembers to parts of speech, you just do not understand me at all. There is no sadness like sitting waiting to pick up your kid at preschool and talking with the other parents about sleep patterns when really you want to ask everyone if they think Uhura is the adjective or the adverb. Because really I think she's the adjective, but I could see how you could argue it another way. Bones is, of course, the interjection. Cupcake is the dangling participle. And so on.)

Naturally, this vid has also awakened in me a burning desire for parts of speech or parts of the sentence slash, and yet I have already submitted my Yuletide nominations. Oh, October, sometimes you are the cruelest month. So I can't promise this vid won't bring you some pain, but I do think I can safely promise that it is awesome. (And, seriously: the Enterprise crew as the parts of speech! Look for it! Learn it! Love it!)

The One That Makes Me Wonder If People Include Fast Cars in Their Works Solely to Get Hot Sex Past the Censors. It Would Explain a Lot. 3, by [personal profile] talitha78. Fastlane.

Okay. I will admit upfront that I have no idea what Fastlane is about. However, I can tell you how I would, based on this vid, pitch it:

"See, it's the Fast and the Furious, but if the main characters were bisexual instead of gay."

Because, okay. This appears to be, at first glance, about a threesome happening around cars, racing, and law enforcement. (It's an m/f/m threesome, but the f seems to get a little girl-on-girl action just to prove her bisexual bona fides. This is, frankly, a concept I support 100%. Let's give every character on television (um, assuming Fastlane is not a movie) a few scenes to demonstrate their bisexuality. I would be willing to consider exceptions on an individual basis, but I think people should have to apply for them, and also that I should be on - maybe even the head of - the committee that gets to decide. Also, just thinking this over, it's pretty clear that Torchwood is an import from the alternate universe where this is already true.)

Best Beloved, when we first saw this vid, was in the early stages of watching White Collar, and thus had a deeply disorienting moment in which she thought this was some kind of Elizabeth Burke backstory. After she recovered, she explained to me that the actress in this vid is the same one who plays Elizabeth Burke. I realized that some casting director, when she's got to cast a hot woman who can hold her own in a threesome on TV, thinks, "Better give Tiffani Thiessen a call." Or maybe all casting directors think that. I don't know Thiessen's back catalog as well as I obviously should. But I trust it's full of series with names like Three Intolerably Hot People Stare at Each Other Longingly and Two Men, One Woman, and a Really Big Bed. I tell you what: Fastlane, based only on the evidence from this vid, would fit right into this list, and in fact its working title was probably Fastlane to Red-Hot Threesome Action. I'm assuming they had to cut out some actual sex acts to make it shown on TV, because some of these clips are clearly threesome lead-ins. There's just no other explanation.

So. Is this vid deep? I would not say so. Is it filled with meaningful allegories that are a profound commentary on transcendentalism? No. But it is filled with red-hot threesome action. I'm going to let you be the judge of whether or not that is the right watching choice for you. I myself would be happy to watch, oh, ten more vids just like this. (Probably they would all feature Tiffani Thiessen. That's not a bad thing.)
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[personal profile] basingstoke 2010-10-21 05:39 (UTC)(link)
Sherlock canon is EXACTLY like that. WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU.

The Sherlock story I'm writing is currently at FIFTY-ONE THOUSAND WORDS. *flail*

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I <3 this already

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[personal profile] innocentsmith 2010-10-21 06:53 (UTC)(link)
Joining the rest in saying, yes, Sherlock is pretty much exactly like that. That vid is one of the best reflections of a canon by a vid I've ever seen, both in the way it shows the scary, sharp-edged world of the show and the presentation of Sherlock and John's relationship.

The racefail in episode two is...pretty darn faily, I have to say: I was two minutes into watching it and went, "What the...ominous tea ceremony, really? And is this soundtrack the music from 'Sesame Street: Big Bird In China'? Actually I think it's cornier. This does not bode well." And it just kind of went down from there. In between the fail, there's a lot of fun scenes with the boys being slashy and doing cute detective-y things together. But on the whole, you could probably skip it. The real substance of the series is in eps 1 and 3.

In other news, I love your verb and noun-related theorizing, and I'll have to rewatch that vid with that in mind. Awesome.

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[personal profile] copracat 2010-10-21 07:22 (UTC)(link)
Cumberbatch Sherlock is such a completely an utterly unpleasant arsehole he makes House look like Charles Bingley.

The misogyny was unbearable by the third episode.

It is total slashnip, of course.

I like Charmax' vid because it didn't pretend Sherlock was anything but himself.
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[personal profile] dzurlady 2010-10-21 10:05 (UTC)(link)
I have not yet seen Sherlock, but Cumberbatch Sherlock is such a completely an utterly unpleasant arsehole he makes House look like Charles Bingley is beautifully evocative. (And also somewhat offputting, although I find House ok to watch although IRL I would avoid him like the plague.)

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[personal profile] out_there 2010-10-21 09:00 (UTC)(link)
This is that rare vid that leaves me wanting to see the canon, even as I am aware that the vid must be manipulation rather than reflection, because surely someone would have told me if the canon was like that, right? Right? You'd tell me? NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO SAY YES, PEOPLE.

I'm about to watch the vid, but I'm pretty sure the answer is yes.

Also, anohter reason why you should watch it: it's a contained canon. 3 episodes 90 minutes long is a fairly small viewing commitment given the sheer glee fandom is getting from this show. You should totally watch. (If only to see them establish over their first dinner out together that they're both single, and as far as John's concerned, it's "fine" if Sherlock wants guys girls, both or none.)

(On a complete sidenote, this is the only fandom where one half of the main pairing can and frequently has been written as asexual while in a loving, committed relationship. It's kind of awesome, just from the fact that fandom can take this stuff and make it work.)

The other becomes intolerable at around the thirtieth hour. That is the conundrum of this vid: it will make your life better and happier and bring you joy right up until it makes you insane.

I was fine for that vid, but my problem was the same with the Sherlock "Jiz in my pants" vid. While hilarious and awesome, that's not the song you want to find yourself singing under your breath as you wander around the office.

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[personal profile] tevere 2010-10-21 09:03 (UTC)(link)
"See, it's the Fast and the Furious, but if the main characters were bisexual instead of gay."

SPORFLE.
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[personal profile] ceares 2010-10-21 11:14 (UTC)(link)
Basically I fall into deep, dark holes when I follow your recs. Deep, dark gorgeous holes of joy and awe and bliss really. I've already subscribed to Charmax's vid channel.

Also Tiffany Thiessen's hotness totally eluded me until Fastlane and went supernova with White Collar so there is clearly something about threesomes that just suits her.

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[personal profile] watersword 2010-10-21 13:49 (UTC)(link)
I feel like it is really really bad that I kind of take "Alone" seriously. I KNOW it is doing what you say it is doing, I can SEE it doing it, but — I really sincerely love Arthur and the Arthur in my head is a genuinely three-dimensional character and I have somehow managed to reconcile this with the show, I don't even know how, but I HAVE, and I BELIEVE IN ARTHUR'S GRIEF and loneliness and oh god just take me out back and shoot me now, it'll be better for everyone.

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[personal profile] sothcweden 2010-10-22 05:18 (UTC)(link)
I love the way your brain works, and more that you share. Parts of speech/parts of a sentence slash would be really cool. Now I'm trying to imagine what the tensions or motivations would be in that story...

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[personal profile] aethel 2010-10-22 07:05 (UTC)(link)
You know, I must have watched Charmax's vid half a dozen times, and I never noticed the face thing (though I just watched it again, and there are plenty of faces toward the end of the vid, but many are either half-hidden or super close-ups). I just spent the time wondering if the "anomie" was supposed to refer to Sherlock or to all of London.

I have to go watch it again now....
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[personal profile] aethel 2010-10-22 07:37 (UTC)(link)
Okay, I just rewatched it a few more times. In most scenes where Sherlock appears he's alone in the shot and sometimes even *behind glass* so he's even further removed from whatever he's looking at. genius! And John Watson is the only person he touches or looks at directly! (In the few shots where he's with other people, he's looking away from them.) I don't know how I missed that. Now I love this vid so much more!
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[personal profile] lapillus 2010-10-22 18:53 (UTC)(link)
. And, okay, I am secretly hoping she will do John Sheppard to Victim of Gravity, but I get the feeling that's one of those things where I would have to learn to vid to get it. But, just - no matter where he goes, he's always going down! From the sky! On his knees! And so on! Think about it! You can't tell me that's not perfect.

Well, I might be talked into it if you're willing to help hunt clips, at least as far as telling which eps have promising incidents with John and Gravity. I've only ever watched about half of SGA, although we have all of it, so it's not out of the realm of possibility. :-)

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[personal profile] cesy 2010-10-24 19:27 (UTC)(link)
I have the rest of Heart's Greatest Hits album, if you wish for more songs. The rest of them are less power-ballad-y, but there are several I really like. I also have Allison Iraheta's cover of Alone. (She was on American Idol with Adam Lambert and Kris Allen.)

(I, um, also took that vid seriously. I like cheesy things?)
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[personal profile] queue 2010-10-25 01:46 (UTC)(link)
if they think Uhura is the adjective or the adverb. Because really I think she's the adjective, but I could see how you could argue it another way.

Hm. I dunno. She's pretty -ly, is all I'm saying.

Naturally, this vid has also awakened in me a burning desire for parts of speech or parts of the sentence slash

OH HAI I HATE YOU NOW. (And yet I don't, because I can't, because I love you. BUT I DID NOT NEED TO BE SLASHING INTERJECTIONS AND INDEFINITE ARTICLES, REALLY.)
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Bad girl!

[personal profile] greyminerva 2010-10-26 08:24 (UTC)(link)
Now you've made me start watching Fastlane! >:(
:D

Because after White Collar, I'm over my anti-Tiffany-phase (which started around Beverly Hills 90-something-something) and she is CLEARLY a wild girl just MADE for hot threesomes! :D

When it comes to the Sherlock vid, I'm afraid I'd have to go with BB here - I just don't see it.
But then I'm not really a vid person - I keep watching these really great vids and going "What are the lyrics? I can't really tell what they're saying... And that was a really flashy bit there, with lots of NYPD Blue-camera style work. And oooh, that was... and then it was over - and I'm mostly confused and unfullfilled and a bit sad.
There ARE exceptions, but they seem to be few and far between.
Like "Monster" with Spock beeing soooo delectable and Kirk as the wolf in disguise... *drool* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIQno79JSTk
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[personal profile] eveningblue 2010-11-18 01:30 (UTC)(link)
I love the Kirk is a verb video so much! And I've just started watching Sherlock, so I will check that vid out, too.

But I must say I'm sad to see you've stopped tagging your posts. I always come to your journal whenever I start watching a new fandom, and now how will I search your posts? You are a valuable resource; you must be indexed!

[identity profile] hackthis.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 04:56 (UTC)(link)
I loved Fastlane when it was on. This probably does not surprise you. But cars. Shiny shiny cars. And like other stuff. Oh, banter. And UST. Yes, shiny cars, UST and banter. You know how I am. :)

[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 05:43 (UTC)(link)
So that's what it's actually like? Threesome UST with shiny cars and guns? I - I am very surprised I have not heard of this fandom before. Surely this show cries out for extreme fannish involvement. Was it canceled after four episodes or something?

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[identity profile] dramaturgca.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 04:59 (UTC)(link)
Actually, yeah, Sherlock is pretty much like your description...

Also, I have been thinking about picking up Fastlane, since I am massively impressed by Tiffani Theissen on White Collar and the only other thing I'd ever seen her in was the original Beverly Hills, 90210 (Don't judge me). Based on your description, I think this may be a good show for me.

On the subject of parts of speech, yes, I did immediately try to ascribe parts of speech to other members of the Enterprise crew. Damnit, TFV!

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I am massively impressed by Tiffani Theissen on White Collar and the only other thing I'd ever seen her in was the original Beverly Hills, 90210 (Don't judge me).

Seriously? She was in that? I don't remember hearing about any obvious threesomes in there, and, really, I had just sort of assumed that any canon she was in would involve threesomes. It seemed so clear!

But, truly. Watch this vid. You may find that this is the show for you!

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[identity profile] macey-muse.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 05:23 (UTC)(link)
Yes, Sherlock's canon /is/ like that. Highly functioning sociopath, Anderson - do your research! &there's a reason for the high volume of ace!Sherlock fic - it's a pretty valid reading of the canon. also canon is short! only three eps (don't watch the second one, though).

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Eeeeeee. Obviously, this is something I must see, or at least get BB to see. What's wrong with the second ep? I'm curious, now! Usually people don't say, "See it! But only two-thirds of it!"

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Vids! Be-U-tiful shiny vids!

[identity profile] brindel.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 06:00 (UTC)(link)
All are georgeous and hot and fabulous, but Kirk is *such* a verb! That has got to be the best thing ever. Really. No, REALLY. *luvz*

Re: Vids! Be-U-tiful shiny vids!

[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 16:31 (UTC)(link)
Jim is a total verb. He's a verb in search of a noun! Which explains why he got up to so much trouble before Starfleet; a verb without the rest of the sentence to keep him in line is a verb in trouble. *nods seriously*

[identity profile] delurker.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 06:00 (UTC)(link)
Naturally, this vid has also awakened in me a burning desire for parts of speech or parts of the sentence slash, and yet I have already submitted my Yuletide nominations.
It would have to look something like this, surely?

Adverb loved Verb (so strong! and full of action!), and while he knew he could never replace Noun in Verb's life, he also knew that Noun would never get to see Verb quite like this, tied up and begging.

"Do you want it? Come on, baby, tell me if you want it."

"Yes, yes, please, come on," panted Verb.

"Oh yes," said Adverb, as he split the infinitive.

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AAAAAAAAAAA OMG WHAT IS THIS, I LOVE THIS, NO I AM NOT NORMAL.

SPLIT THE INFINITIVE A;LSDKJFA;LSDKJF I LOVE YOU.

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"there still remains the cocaine-bottle"

[identity profile] laura47.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 06:19 (UTC)(link)
Um, yes, Sherlock is like that, if I understand what you mean? Sherlock is a freak, no one trusts Sherlock, he keeps everyone far far away (was he always like that? does he keep people far away because they rejected him for being too strange, too smart, for making them feel violated because he knew so much about them in an instant? I don't know) and then Watson just shows up in his life, Watson who is just back from combat, Watson who sees a therapist to no avail and has a psychosomatic limp, who is haunted by what he saw on the battlefield but longs for it, for the danger, for the adrenaline rush, for feeling alive in a way he never will alone in his boring little flat in London, and their lives intertwine and will never be the same.

People are constantly assuming they are lovers. They even have awkward conversations about this. They live together, they work together, everyone tells Watson to stay away from Sherlock or be careful but he stays with him anyway, and by the end of the first series Sherlock cares for him, he worries so much when he thinks he's in danger, in sharp contrast to earlier in the episode when he refused to (or was unable to) worry about the lives of people, lives that had unwillingly been put into his hands to save... he used to only care about the cases, the hunt, but now there's John Watson.

(some of my opinions may be influences by the fic i just read, http://pforte.livejournal.com/40519.html maybe i'd say different things after more fic, but I think everything I am saying is in the canon)

and then there's Moriarty.

So much about this show just makes my brain itch, trying to remind what it reminds me of... am I thinking of the Doctor and the Master? I think I may be, in this case.

If you're into "really weird person who no one understands except for exactly one person", run, don't walk, to this.

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[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 22:27 (UTC)(link)
If you're into "really weird person who no one understands except for exactly one person", run, don't walk, to this.

Why yes, I am into that! Also to really weird people trying to navigate through life just generally. But, yeah, I am sort of resigned to having to watch this at this point.

...Damn fandom, hooking me up with things I will like in total vicious disregard of my TIME.

[identity profile] carlachameleon.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 06:25 (UTC)(link)
Excellent Sherlock vid, loved it.

You really should watch Sherlock, it really is that good (although I agree, the second one is a bit pants.)

[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 22:52 (UTC)(link)
I do think I'm going to watch Sherlock; at this point, it's a matter of finding a format that my DVD player will take.

And it's an amazing vid, isn't it?
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[identity profile] utterfrivolity.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 12:19 (UTC)(link)
OMG WATCH SHERLOCK

The vid's an interpretation of canon, of course, but it's in no way a manipulation. If you're interested in that sort of dynamic, you should absolutely watch the first ep, at least, and see if you get the same thing from the series. Plus it's just SO GOOD OMG. First time I've been crazy obsessively fannish about something new in three years.

[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 23:40 (UTC)(link)
APPARENTLY I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO WATCH SHERLOCK. What can I do? There's all this fan fiction, and apparently it was written to hit my buttons. I will just have to woman up.

At some point. *eyes schedule*

[identity profile] frostfire-17.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 13:05 (UTC)(link)
Sherlock is pretty much about Watson being the only person that makes Sherlock be a real boy, not gonna lie. As for Fastlane, it's basically about Billie--Tiffani Thiessen--being Deaq and Van's boss while they run undercover operations, and pwning them both in every possible way, which is lovely. (The lesbian bit is so hilarious--Van is like, "The marks! They are LESBIANS! How shall I ever entice them with my puppy-dog-eyes and then become overly emotionally involved, as is my wont?" and Billie is like, "Please excuse me while I show you how to COMPETENTLY seduce a criminal into telling you all of her secrets." And then she does.)

...I am now also sad that you were not in time to nominate parts-of-speech as a Yuletide fandom, because I feel like it's the sort thing I might be able to do well. Perhaps next year?

[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 23:42 (UTC)(link)
Sherlock is pretty much about Watson being the only person that makes Sherlock be a real boy, not gonna lie.

I am susceptible to this!

As for Fastlane, it's basically about Billie--Tiffani Thiessen--being Deaq and Van's boss while they run undercover operations, and pwning them both in every possible way, which is lovely.

Also to this! Apparently I am a very weak person in the face of certain tropes.

...I am now also sad that you were not in time to nominate parts-of-speech as a Yuletide fandom, because I feel like it's the sort thing I might be able to do well. Perhaps next year?

This may be a first. See, when I think, "Hey, I want that for Yuletide!" I make a private, tagged post to my journal. This makes it easy to nom stuff at the end of the year. And every year, my first tagged post occurs in January. But this time, my first tagged post may occur like two days after the previous year's nominations close. EMBARRASSING.

But - parts of speech! WANT.

[identity profile] travels-in-time.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 14:10 (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, that ending, where Watson is the first - the only - connection for Sherlock, where he literally knocks him out of his observer's distance.

As everyone else has said...yeah, that's pretty much the canon. Not a manipulation at all. Or, well, at least it's this BBC version canon. Book canon is all locked-down Victorian repression we-shall-never-speak-of-this, but you can read in between the lines. :D

The second episode has problems, but it also has some really good Sherlock-and-John character moments, so I wouldn't give it a miss. Just go in knowing that you will be eye-rolling a LOT.
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[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 23:43 (UTC)(link)
Book canon I know! And have certain issues with. (I am hoping these did not cross over into the latest adaptation. Although apparently some of them did.)

And apparently I shall soon know Sherlock canon. Because - well. How could I not?
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[identity profile] vito-excalibur.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 15:22 (UTC)(link)
I can't even get over that Verb vid! It is SO GOOD!

[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2010-10-21 23:44 (UTC)(link)
It really is. That's James T. Kirk, right there!

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