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Keep Hoping Machine Running ([personal profile] thefourthvine) wrote2012-02-19 05:18 pm

Days of Love 6

Genderbent Sherlock, by [ profile] naive_wanderer and Genderbent Sherlock Cosplay, by [ profile] shizayats (and friend!). Sherlock BBC.

I have had the original art on my to-recommend list since [ profile] naive_wanderer posted it. And then I saw the cosplay version of it and my head exploded. (I assume you've already seen this, because I think everyone in fandom has at this point, but if you haven't: be prepared for head explosions.)

Because, okay, I love this version of Sherlock and John. I love picturing this Sherlock sulking on the couch and wandering around wrapped in only a sheet. I love picturing this John shooting someone on Sherlock's behalf. And I would totally watch a show these two. (I mean, to the extent that I watch any show about anyone, of course.) But I never expected I'd actually get to see anything more than the art, because - uh, let's just say that while the world seems to be in love with Holmes remixes right now, I don't think "girl Holmes" is going to be something any studio executives anywhere get behind. (Because - I guess humans don't like girls?)

And then I got to see more. The cosplay is so amazingly good it actually made me gasp out loud the first time I saw it. That's Sherlock! And John! They're real! And living over in Russia, apparently! (The Russian text, as far as I know, is just explaining that those two women saw the fanart and went, "...Hey, that's us!" And then proved it. But if anyone out there can read the Russian and let me know if that's right, I would appreciate it.) I go back to look at this all the time, because it allows me to fall into kind of a dream where these are, you know, early sneak-peak photos for a series that is coming this fall. And also because it is fantastic.

So I recommend this one if you like Sherlock. (I do!) And I recommend this if you've never even seen Sherlock. (It's pretty awesome.) Basically, I just cannot imagine how looking at this could fail to make you deeply happy. In fact, I am going to stop writing this and go back and look at it some more, because every time I do, the overall happiness quotient of the planet increases. It makes me just that happy.
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[personal profile] torachan 2012-02-20 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, when I clicked the link for the cosplay, I wasn't expecting it to actually be the same as the art, just expecting a generic couple of girls dressed up as Sherlock and John. But it IS the artwork. Like, exactly. O_o Hair, outfits, heights, body types... O_O Wow.
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[personal profile] kass 2012-02-20 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
YES -- the art and then the cosplay are both so amazing. So amazing! I love fans sometimes.
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[personal profile] jjhunter 2012-02-20 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] dodificus 2012-02-20 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
I have already seen this but I always click again when someone new recs it because it continues to make me indescribably happy each and every time. I'm just biding my time until some awesome writer creates an entire universe for these two<3
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[personal profile] paxpinnae 2012-02-20 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Personally, I like to think of them as the physical embodiments of Shoshanna and Joss from You Can Tell From The Scars On My Arms That I'm Not The Carefullest Of Girls and its sequel What If This Storm Ends by [ profile] postcardmystery.

It totally works.
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[personal profile] dodificus 2012-02-20 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
Oooo, excellent.

*scurries off to read*
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[personal profile] dzurlady 2012-02-20 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
That is amazing! Only now I am sad that there will be no gender bent Sherlock, which until this point I had no interest in!
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[personal profile] paxpinnae 2012-02-20 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
I saw this for the first time on Tumblr, and it blew my goddamn mind. I wish I could achieve that level of creepy-doppleganger-simulacra realism in my cosplay.

Also, we really do need a mainstream Lady Holmes, though she would probably be dismissed as "cold" and "unrelateable" and "a total bitch." :(
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[personal profile] scrollgirl 2012-02-20 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Well, there *was* The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, a Canadian kids' show about a descendent of Sherlock Holmes.

I suppose it wasn't really "mainstream" as in "drama for adults", but it was a still great show. I used to love it! Here's a fansite if you want to know more. Oh, hey! Screencaps!

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[personal profile] soc_puppet 2012-02-20 07:39 am (UTC)(link)
It's depressing how true that is. (Er, the inevitable media snubbing of Lady Holmes, not the mind-blowing doppelganger fanart thing.)

[personal profile] asdi 2012-02-20 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
But if anyone out there can read the Russian and let me know if that's right, I would appreciate it.
Yeah, that's basically what the text says. Also that they spent two days looking for Sherlock's tights xD

Both the art and the cosplay are amazing. Obviously.
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[personal profile] noracharles 2012-02-20 08:57 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the rec, I am now very happy :-D

I so would watch that show.

[personal profile] lilmoka 2012-02-20 08:59 am (UTC)(link)
I'm utterly amazed by the art and the cosplay. My craving for girl!Sherlock is getting worse XD
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[personal profile] sgac 2012-02-20 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
You have read Boston Marriage, right? The best genderswap Sherlock fic ever? All 78,000 words of utterly convincing juicy plotty gen?

Usually fanart leaves me cold, but this one is good. My only quibble is that I'm not sure Sherlock could be arsed wearing stiletto heels - so impractical for chasing criminals in.
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[personal profile] paceus 2012-02-20 09:05 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, that's amazing! I think the cosplay picture is going to be my new happy place, too. And luckily they posted the original on the same page so I can also look at it every time.

Thanks for the rec! And all the others, too. Yay for Days of Love!
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[personal profile] mific 2012-02-20 09:40 am (UTC)(link)
It's incredible. The detail that totally blows me away is that THEY SPRAY-PAINTED THE BLUE FUZZY LINE ON THE FLOOR TO EXACTLY SIMULATE THE ART!!! Obsession lifted into the realms of genius.
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[personal profile] luzula 2012-02-20 09:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh, cool! Also, have you seen this cosplay of female!Nate and female!Brad from Generation Kill? It's awesome, especially the third picture.
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[personal profile] delurker 2012-02-20 10:55 am (UTC)(link)
I would love to see a female Holmes and Watson because - apart from the general awesomeness of it - it would be a) a great remix because it would be so different, and b) in some ways perhaps more in keeping with the spirit of the original canon? Because Sherlock, with his way of seeing right through all of the Victorian era's carefully constructed boundaries, would have been quite unsettling (I mean, he still is). A female Sherlock Holmes would be boundary pushing in the same way, I think.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2012-02-20 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't even watch Sherlock, and these two have been making me so happy ever since I first saw the pictures.

Now we just need to find the fannish doubles for these two women ...