Friday, August 24, 2012

Brief Post: Sherlock Series Three Hint Words

  So, on Twitter, Moffat and Gatiss revealed three "hint words" as to what to expect for Series 3 of Sherlock.



 And "Bow". (as in taking a bow)

  I know the first episode will have to do with "The Empty House". I have NO idea what "rat" could be referring to.

  As for the wedding, I have two theories: the obvious one is that they'll do The Sign of Four, the story that introduced Watson's wife, Mary Morstan.

 But, I also thought of "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton". In that story, the aforementioned Milverton blackmailed women who were getting married. Plus, Sherlock (in order to get information on the blackmailer) gets engaged to a woman (which is never brought up again afterwards). That story could very well work. Those are the two stories that jump out at me for "wedding".

  As for "bow", the only thing I can think of is "His Last Bow" (which I haven't read yet) but apparently it was the story where Sherlock Holmes retired from detective work (this being Doyle's second attempt to finish with Holmes. It worked as well as RIECHENBACH! *scare chord* *thunderclap* did). I'm suddenly scared they might end it here. But, they can always rearrange the order of stories. And, technically, His Last Bow was also the name of the collection the story was in, so it could be any of those seven.

  And there's ALWAYS the theory that Moffat and Gatiss gave us some red herrings and are totally trolling the fanbase again. Moffat! *shakes fist*

  Help me out here, guys. Anybody got any ideas? Especially for "rat"?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Thoughts On Two Trailers

  So, like I said in my other post today, I went to the movies and saw some trailers. There are two trailers I feel like talking about.

 First, Rise of the Guardians.

  Yeah, the concept (when I saw the first trailer) seemed weird to me. I mean, Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, The Sandman, The Easter Bunny, and Jack Frost face off against The Bogeyman. What. But then I realized something.

  Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman is playing the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny. (Granted, a tough one...) That is so bizarrely freakin' awesome!

  And Jude "Dr. Watson" Law is playing THE FREAKIN' BOGEYMAN! And he sounds fantastic as a villian so far! The freakin' awesome has been doubled!

  ...I think I might just watch this movie, now. Just for these two.

  And the other trailer I felt like talking about is the one for Chasing Mavericks. It's not so much because it's the type of movie I'd see (I don't go out for those sports-related/based on a true story/"the inspiring tale of..."-type flicks.). Heck, I read up on it's protagonist, and now I know how it'll end (*SPOILER* He falls from the wave, but lives.). No...

  What caught my attention was in the beginning, it shows a classroom, and the teacher's calling out, "Moriarty? Moriarty?" It got my attention.

 So I'm naively thinking: "Oh!  What could this be? "Sherlock Origins: Moriarty?" Starring Andrew Scott and some younger actors as Jim Moriarty? Written by Moffat, Gatiss, and Thompson?"

  ...Of course not! It's about surfer Jay Moriarty.


  ...Dang it.

  To be honest, that sounds like an awesome idea. Seeing how young Jim Moriarty became the consulting criminal we know on Sherlock. Hmm...

  Well, if you'll excuse me, I suddenly have a movie/miniseries pitch to write and some contact information to find...

Some MORE Elementary Thoughts...

  So, yesterday I went to the movies and they were playing this preview/first look/behind-the-scenes thing of Elementary. Not much for me to say about it except for two things:

  -Apparently there will be a nod to the books (yay, more hope they actually read them!) with Millerlock keeping bees. I read that the original, Canon!Holmes retired from detective work to take up beekeeping. And the best part of it was this line (which I'm probably going to paraphrase) from Millerlock:
"I'm writing a book on them, actually. In my head. I'm up to Chapter 19. Would you like to hear the last few paragraphs?"
  I said it before, and I'll say it again; I REALLY have hope for Jonny Lee Miller doing good as Holmes. (By the way; I learned that he and Benedict Cumberbatch once did a production of Frankenstein together, where they shared the role of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster (they swapped out who played who each night). Oh, the hilarious irony of them sharing a role again... And apparently those are, in fact, Miller's tattoos...)

  -And the other thing was this thing Lucy Liu ("Joan Watson") said that kind of irked me. She said the dynamic is different than if it were two men. It irks me because, well, why should the dynamic be different just because Watson's a woman, now? I know, technically they won't be (and forgive me for using TV Tropes terms) "heterosexual life partners" or "like brothers; not in blood, but in bond", but why can't they just be "platonic life partners", or "like a brother and sister; not in blood, but in bond"? This is just what I was worried about with this.

  I may be wrong/overreacting, but it's just how she worded it that's got me nervous. Especially since I've been unsure of the dynamic from what I've seen...

 ...Well, I was going to put my thoughts on two trailers I saw on this post, too, but... I think I'm going to make that a separate post. But I just want to wrap this up by saying something to most of the Sherlock fandom:

   Calm down.

  Yes, I know this show's existence is a bit suspicious. But still, you guys shouldn't just be hating this (before it's even aired) just because it's the same general idea of Sherlock IN NEW YORK! WITH A GIRL WATSON! I mean, on YouTube, I've never seen redder dislike bars, and I'm sure it's just because it exists.

  (And I had to facepalm at one user's comment that Elementary was ripping off Sherlock because Millerlock "said he got bored." No... just... no, darlin'. Sherlock got bored in the Canon, too. Hence, the cocaine, shooting "V.R" into the wall, etc.)

  It might not be the whole fandom. I mean, TV Tropes (from this discussion thread I read), has been pretty mature about it. Pintrest, well, we don't bring it up so much, but most of the time, it's not completely positive (but sometimes it's not negative). As for Tumblr, well... I can't speak for that, since I don't really go on there so much because:
  1. I figure it's one of those sites I'd waste too much time on,
  2. I can find Tumblr pics on Pintrest, and
  3. Some of the Tumblr stuff I've seen has left me saying "why would you draw that?"
 Anyway, we just need to relax. We can form an angry mob We can judge it after it premieres September 27th. Besides, we need something to get us through the hiatus besides just Doctor Who, right?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Goof-Ups I've had

 As much as I hate to admit it, I am not perfect. Especially when it comes to typing sometimes. Trust me, Spellcheck is my best friend sometimes. So, I felt like sharing three typos I've had: one general, one that I've corrected, and one mildly hilarious one from a post I did.

 -Ah, Mark Gatiss. He's rather awesome. I mean, he writes for (and has appeared quite a few times in) Doctor Who. He's (so far) the most consistent writer on Sherlock, writing two episodes I enjoyed (Steve Thompson having written the "weakest" episode of Series One, "The Blind Banker", then a good one in Series 2, "The Riechenbach Fall" (RIECHEN- nope, not gonna do the gag). And Moffat wrote the fantastic episode "A Study in Pink", then wrote the episode with a rather irksome Adler interpretation known as "A Scandal in Belgravia.") And to top it off, he plays Mycroft on that show as well. And I'm eager to see how he writes "The Empty House". I'm sure it'll be fantastic.

 But why on Earth do I have so much trouble with his last name? I mean, it's not that hard!
 First, I was somehow under the impression it was "Gatniss". I dunno, there was all that Hunger Games stuff, so my mind must've went: "Gatiss is similar to Katniss, so Gatiss=Gatniss". So for a while, I spelt it like some some of portmanteau crack couple name for him and Katniss. Then, I realized my mistake, and corrected it as best I could. (I'm sure in some of my older posts (around March-ish) still have this mistake if I haven't tried to fix them already).

  But the worst part is that I used this misspelling on Pintrest. And a lot of people don't edit what the stuff they're repinning says. So, long story short, there are a lot of repinned Gatiss pics that call him "Gatniss" now. (If anyone has repinned one of those and had it pointed out, I apologize, it's probably my fault.) Maybe if I'm lucky it'll turn into a meme. Then, yay for me... Heh, heh...

  Also, I know I've called him "Gattiss" at least once. Ironically, I was fixing the "Gatniss" that time I remember... Oops!

  So, I apologize for the misspellings, Mark Gatniss Gattiss ...Erm... the guy who plays Mycroft! :P

   -Ever since he first appeared in "The Empty Child", I have been a fan of Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who. He's my favorite companion of Eccleston's run, was one of my incentives to get through Series 3, and one of my overall favorite companions (along with Donna Noble and Rory Williams "Pond").

  But, at first, I forgot he had an "n" in his name, thinking it was "Harkess" (which, is still a cool name, by the way). This one was fixed sooner than the Gatiss fiasco, and I doubt that you'll find the error on this blog. (It was more of an error when I wrote little humor comics with him out of boredom.)

  ...Now that I think about it, I must've just stole the "n" from his name and gave it to Gatiss... Hmm...

 -And now, an error that never came up on any final drafts of my posts, but was just too bizarrely hilarious not to mention. In fact, it's what inspired this post in the first place!

 The error comes from my post about who my pick was to play Sebastian Moran on Sherlock. In that post, I have a picture of Eccleston with the caption "Could you be our Moran, sir?"

  However, I had accidentally put down "Could you be our Moron?" at first. After giggling at my mistake, I quickly fixed it before publishing. But still, I couldn't resist sharing.

  Haha. Oh, Eccleston. You know I don't think you're a moron. I think you're brilliant and fantastic! :)


  So, that's my little bit of self-deprecation. I now return you to your regularly scheduled life...

  ...Unless you've seen any other mistakes I've made but have been too polite to share...

*UPDATE* Oh yeah, I almost forgot. My screen name, Loveable Freak, is a spelling error. I didn't realize there wasn't an extra "e". Oh well, I like it better this way...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

There Is Hope For It Yet: The Sea of Monsters

  It's no secret that I disliked the movie adaptation of The Lightning Thief. It cut out important characters, changed events and plot details (like the fact they DIDN'T take Percy's mom out of The Underworld. Percy left without her because he didn't want to sacrifice his friends and knew it wasn't what his mom would want. Hades restored her as a reward for Percy when he got Hades's helm back.), wasn't much like the books, and just gave me the feeling Columbus and his crew just skimmed the first book (maybe read some cliff notes) and just wrote the movie afterwords.

  It wasn't what I hoped.

 So, naturally, I wasn't pleased that they were going ahead with adapting the sequel. But, I was on Pintrest and saw a picture from the shooting. And, as the pinner put it (paraphrased): "ANNABETH IS BLONDE NOW! THEY'RE FIXING THEIR MISTAKES!" So, I looked at the Wikipedia page.

  ...And it looks to be true.

  -First of all: THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE EVERYONE THEY FORGOT! Thalia, Kronos, Mr. D, Clarisse; they're all going to be there!
 -Second: NATHAN. FILLION. IS PLAYING. HERMES! Nathan "Castle/Voice of Hal Jordan in some animated movies/other things" Fillion. That is going to be awesome. Seriously, they better not screw that up.

 -And finally, Columbus isn't directing this time. Good, he had his chance, and he failed. This time, a man by the name of Thor Freudenthal (*resisting urge to make Thor jokes*) is in-charge of that. The only other things of his I've seen of his are Stuart Little (which was decent) and the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie. The latter I thought was a pretty good adaption of the book (which surprised me for a Fox-distributed flick). so I have hope. (Then again, I had hope for Columbus, and look how that turned out...)

  So, I'm actually kind of... excited for this, now. I love the books, and I want to see a good movie of them this time. I'm sure this will be better than its predecessor. If not; get my hopes up once, Fox, shame on you. Get them up twice, I will hunt you down Artemis style!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

(Late) One-Year Anniversery

 Two posts today? Yes, yes there are...

  Ugh, in all my procrastination, I COMPLETELY forgot that August 5th was my blog's one year anniversary!

  Yes, I've been blogging for about a year now, and I've really enjoyed it! I've enjoyed sharing my thoughts (and more) with you, and hope to continue doing so. And, to honor this anniversary, I feel like sharing some facts about my blog.

-I've gotten about 4,214 views of my blog since I started. The most views I've gotten in a month was in May 2012 (580)

-The top five most-viewed blog posts I've had so far:
  1. "Sora and Riku Get New Duds and More in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance" (278)
  2. "Proof of Darren Criss's Awesomeness" (107)
  3. "Infamous Movie Reviews: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" (93)
  4. "Avengers In Target" (77)
  5. "Hypothetical Casting: Sebastian Moran for Sherlock Series 3" (55)
-Apparently, most people find this blog on Google searching with "sora dream drop distance outfit"

-While most (more than half) of my views are from the US, the three top out-of-country are:
  1. Russia (That reminds me, I should check out the Russian Sherlock Holmes...)
  2. Germany (Hi, possible distant relatives!)
  3. The UK (In my heart, I am one of you, oh magical land where magical things originate...)
...But enough of that. I promise to have even more posts.

Some ones to expect are:

  • More of those Sherlock reviews
  • The inevitable Elementary review
  • A review of Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
  • Just more Sherlock stuff in general
  • My thoughts on what I've heard about The Sea of Monsters movie
  • More mildly nerdy ramblings
  • ...And just, more!
  So, thank you to all my followers and everyone who reads/has read this blog! You guys are awesome. :)

The Liebster Award

  I would like to thank buddy2blogger for the award. It is very much appreciated!
 The rules are I have to post eleven things about myself, answer buddy2blogger's questions, post my own eleven questions, and finally provide links to my nominees. Well, Allons-y!
Eleven Things About Myself

  1. I am quite fond of things that originated from England, such as Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter. I would love to visit that country someday.
  2. I have a fondness for hats, and hope to get a great collection of interesting ones. (My favorite one I own is this black derby I've had for three years)
  3. Sometimes I worry that I use the world "I" in conversation too much.
  4. I believe that people should always keep a little, healthy bit of immaturity about them.
  5. I believe I may have a little bit of OCD. Of course, it's only a self-diagnosis, but I think I have some of the symptoms. 
  6. My dream in life is to write and draw my own comic book.
  7. I dislike swearing and cussing. I can handle a little bit, but once it gets past a certain point...
  8. My three favorite video games are the Kingdom Hearts series, Guitar Hero games, and The Sims 3
  9. My favorite genres are Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Fantasy, and Comedy.
  10. I love music. I listen to an eclectic mix of music, but I typically like Alternative Rock (though I am growing to appreciate and listen to instrumental soundtracks, and I've rediscovered ska).
  11. Speaking is not my forte. In fact, I have a speech impediment of sorts, and often rush my words.
buddy2blogger's Questions
    1. What has been the greatest moment in your life so far? It's hard to say. Nothing too big's happened, and I've had a lot of great moments. For now, I'm going with when TV Tropes mentioned one of my comments on their page for (the blog) The Half-World. Specifically, saying it was a Crown Moment of Funny. Because 1) I would love to have a page on TV Tropes for something I've made one day, and 2) Because I'm the only other person (for now) besides Skepkitty (the girl in-charge of the blog) to get one, so it made me feel good that some "Troper" thought I was as funny as Skep at least once. It was a pretty nice compliment.
    2. Who (other than your parents) have been a source of inspiration to you? Multiple people are inspirations to me. I'm inspired by Stan Lee and the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, because both created characters (Lee creating a good majority of Marvel Comics's characters, Conan Doyle creating Sherlock Holmes) that have stood the test of time and are still beloved (something I wish to achieve). Neil Gaiman inspires me because he writes so many things, and different ones, too (comics/graphic novels, books, short stories, and screenplays), another thing I wish to do. And Andy Warhol inspires me a bit, too, because he also did more than just paint. And he really didn't care what others thought of him.
    3. Are you an extrovert who loves partying and hanging out or more of an introverted person? I am most certainly an introverted person.
    4.  Who is your favorite movie director and what is the latest movie of his/hers you have seen? Another tough one. I'd say Joss Whedon because he directed one of my favorite movies this year, The Avengers... but then again I haven't really watched anything else of his yet. On the other hand, Guy Ritchie directed the recent Sherlock Holmes movies (two of my favorites)... but, again, I haven't seen anything else of his, either. So, long story short, it's either Whedon (The Avengers) or Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows).
    5. What news channel/newspaper do you watch/read to get the latest news? Sadly, I don't really watch the news that much or read the paper. But I do check the news feeds on my computer and occasionally listen to whatever channel's on if there's news. But I guess I've been listening to NBC quite a bit recently...
    6. Name some of your favorite hobbies I love listening to music, writing, drawing, and surfing the Internet.
    7.  Has becoming a blogger had any impact on your life so far? If yes, in what way(s)? Not in any MAJOR way, but it has introduced me to some people (albeit indirectly) I enjoy, and it lets me get some of my thoughts out on things I know people I've friended on Facebook could care less about.
    8. Who is your favorite author(s)? J.K. Rowling, Heather Brewer, Rick Riodan, Neil Gaiman, James Patterson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Jack Heath.
    9.  If there was one thing you want to change about yourself, what would that be? My ability to stay focused on my goals. I'll MAKE plans, but I procrastinate/forget them (it's part of the reason I haven't posted this sooner). I don't want to get so easily distract... oh, lookie, a picture of the Sherlock characters as My Little Pony ponies! I'm gonna find more! :P
    10. Which actor would you cast to play Sherlock Holmes and why? Hmm... Christopher Eccleston. I think he's a very good actor, and he played my favorite incarnation of The Doctor. Plus, he's going to be the villain in Thor: The Dark World, so playing Sherlock would be one of many things that would just max out how cool he is to me. 
    11. Do you believe in the existence of aliens and UFOs? Yes. I think it's possible. It's a big universe; we can't just be the only planet that has life.
     My Questions
  1. If you could meet any two people (one living, one dead), who would you choose and why?
  2. What is one piece of technology you positively CAN'T be without?
  3. What is your favorite piece of clothing?
  4. What is your favorite TV show? Why?
  5. If you could have any profession (besides whatever one you may have now), what would it be?
  6. Do you have bizarre dreams, or are they pretty mundane/"normal"?
  7. Which fictional character would you most like to be dragged along with on an adventure?
  8. What book (or show/comic/etc.) would you like to see made into a movie, and who would you want to direct it and star as the main character?
  9. If you could have one (fictional) object, what would it be and why?
  10. What was your favorite movie you've watched recently?
  11. Who is your favorite (fictional) villain and why?
My Nominees
  1. The Half-World
  2. FanFiction Theater
  4. secrets
  5. The One and Only Banana Girl's Thoughts
  6. Forgotten Paper Airplanes
  7.  izzy likes sandwiches...and skittles
  8. District 14 Chronicles
  9. Sometimes It Comes Down To This
  10. Geek Girl //365
  11. Say What I Feel