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Picspam Reaction: SHERLOCK (BBC) Series 2 Episode 2 (1/2)
And it's Sherlock time again! \o/

WARNING: IF YOU ARE NOT WATCHING SHERLOCK SERIES 2 AT UK PACE, THIS POST CONTAINS DETAILED SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 2.02

There's no way I can put as much time and effort into this one as the last one, since I am quite ill, [or I might go and do a two-part one again, damn LJ post character limits] but only a few people to be reading these anyway, so I doubt anyone will be heartbroken. I primarily do this sort of thing for my own entertainment and post publicly to share in case anyone else might enjoy it, so I'm not fussed about it. :-)

(Contains: episode details and images, random babble, pointless comments, meta of sorts, speculation, profanity, capslock, and squee)

Spoilers known and theories had.

Hound of the Baskervilles. HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. I swear, if the Baskerville breeding program doesn't involve genetic manipulation I will be a tad disappointed, because for the first iteration in Holmesian history it is scientifically feasible to HAVE THE GODDAMNED DOG ACTUALLY GLOW.

Also, the guy who played Alonso Frame in Doctor Who (Russell Tovey) is in it, and apparently he's better known now for playing a werewolf in another British series, so that bit of casting is just too cute for words. XD

And something about 'cream tea', which I can't manage to have on hand because a) I'm ill, b) I'm not sure what all comprises a 'cream tea' and c) I'm dangerous in the kitchen at the best of times. But I do have tea with cream in it in lieu, just because I need to use up the cream.



Picspam Reaction for Sherlock Series 2 Episode 2
PART ONE - "Hound of the Baskervilles" "The Hounds of Baskerville"


FYI, I'm horribly dog-phobic, and I may spend portions of this episode cowering behind things. Because I am a giant chicken. Braaawk.

I'm also watching this under the influence of a fever and medication. BRING ON THE GLOWING DOGS! \o/



-Mmm, pretty forest.
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-...which is full of running panicked kids and screaming men and ravaging dogs. Mark Gatiss wrote this and he's a horror fan, I understand, which shows. Already. *grabs handy blanket to hide under*

-Poor kid.
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-HI RUSSELL! He's another one with an interesting face. I want to play with his ears. I blame the medication for that.
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-I love the theme music so much. SOOOOO MUCH.

-"The Hounds of Baskerville", slightly different than the original, but then so is this show. I do recall most of the plot of the original, but I'm trying to block it out so as to not anticipate plot developments in this.

-Hee! Bobble-head dogs at Speedy's.
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-Well, someone's been having fun! The cab drivers of London must know to just ignore anything Sherlock Holmes appears to have done or been doing before getting into their cabs by now. Though he may have had to pay a cleaning deposit of some kind this time. O.o
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-"None of the cabs would take me." Well, I guess they do have limits. The Tube must have been fun though.

-He's still carrying the harpoon? I suppose it's not often anyone gets a chance to carry a harpoon around, so make the most of it while you can?
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-Harpoon-stomp with yell. Rather like Mycroft's yell-less umbrella-stomp in Scandal. Holmes family method of emotional punctuation, perhaps? And no, he didn't land it on his toes, his feet aren't quite that long.
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-"Cold turkey, we agreed, no matter what. Anyway, you paid everyone off, remember? No one within a two mile radius will sell you any." I get the feeling like they aren't talking about the drugs, although they could be. Maybe cigarettes? Nicotine patches? Cadavers?
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-Sherlock: *stops tearing the place apart* "Please?" Dude. This is John. He knows your innocent-calm-bland-blinky-face is a load of crap you use when you're trying to manipulate someone.
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-"I'll let you know next week's lottery numbers." Pfffft. Yeah, no. Horse race, maybe. That has stuff you can observe and predict. Random number draws, not so much. Nod to the canonical Watson gambling there though?

-Ahahahahahah. Toe of a slipper, eh? As in where ACD Holmes keeps his tobacco? If this rampage turns out not to be smoking-related now I'll be very surprised.
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-Hi Mrs Hudson with your adorable 'woohoo' and that same dress from last time and oh dear god, on the shelf on the side, Sherlock still has a caddy of 3.5 inch floppies. *is distractible* \o/
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-"Cigarettes! What have you done with them where are they?" *fist-pump of canon referencing* Yay!

-"How 'bout a nice cuppa, perhaps you can put away your harpoon." *pauses to cough up a lung again some more and flap hands in random directions* Heeeeee!
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-"You've been to see Mr. Chattergee again. Sandwich shop owner." *googles quickly* Not the actual name of the owner of Speedy's. Thought we might be getting a real person insert there or a second. I mean why not? Let them film your restaurant, and as part of the payment get hooked up fictionally with Mrs. Hudson. Woo!

-"That's a new dress." Ahem. New-ish. As seen in Scandal, just after they visited Irene at her place. Although maybe something happened to that one and she got an exact replacement. Or Sherlock's smoking withdrawal is making him screw up on basic observations. Or he's faking a botched observation to get John to cave on the smoking.

-"He's got a wife in Doncaster nobody knows about, that is nobody except me." I have no words for this little thing he does at the window here. Deduction jazz hands, maybe?
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-"Go after her and apologize." I don't know if that's really a safe idea right now. Sherlock's a bit stuck in wanker mode. Give her a minute to calm down and give him a minute to shift gears, or he'll just be more of the same. Plus, apologize for letting her know something the guy should probably have let her know about before getting flour on her dress (so to speak)? Sherlock's doing the same thing he did to Molly with Jim in the morgue, aaaand with about as much tact. But really, he means well. He's trying to save her future heartbreak by.... giving it to her now, before she gets anymore deeply involved with the guy. So yeah. Means well, still an ass with no tact. *pats Sherlock*
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-"Your mind, so placid, straightforward, barely used." Yep. Wanker mode.
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-"You've just solved one! By harpooning a dead pig, apparently!" Somewhere that didn't have a shower available. Though really, covered in pig blood and carrying a harpoon would be a hell of a test of the average person on the Tube's capacity to ignore weird crap. That could have been an experiment on its own.

-*giggles all over the place at Sherlock's uncappable chair-hopping and twitching all over everything*

-This. This cap is just itching for a caption.
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Something like:
"John discovers Sherlock does have a porn collection."
or
"Later that day, John Watson was found savagely lidded, disoriented and muttering 'The apple. It glowed...'"
I don't know. It needs a caption.

-Luminous rabbits, eh? That couldn't possibly be significant at all. ;-)

-More deduction jazz hands from Sherlock. Nicotine withdrawal makes him more... Something. Not exactly sure what, but it's entertaining.
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-"What am I saying this is brilliant, phone Lestrade." Locked-hutch glowing rabbit disappearances don't happen every day, after all! XD
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-"It's this or Cluedo." \o/

-"It's not actually possible for the victim to have done it." Heeeee! And I see the board isn't on the wall anymore, so something's happened there.

-"Then the rules are wrong!" Kind of summarizes Sherlock there a bit, no?
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-"The chemical and biological weapons research centre." Oh yes. Those puppies are gonna freaking glow all right! (Is it just me, or does that hexagon feel a little Torchwoody to anyone else?) Also, one of the most secretive operations? It's the subject of a televised documentary, it's a bit less than 'most secretive', or that never would have made it to air.
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-And again, isolation in darkness framing, for our client this time, though in this case the darkness is Sherlock Holmes which sure as hell sounds like some kind of meta-able point to me.
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-Conspiracies about genetically weaponized animals in Dartmoor. Not your standard Sherlock Holmes case. And yet it is. Because the original story was a bit of a mould-breaker when it came out, playing with the lines between genres a bit, and so does this, feeling a bit Torchwood or X-Files. And we'll see how it turns out, won't we? Gatiss, you're awesome! \o/

-Seriously, those ears are adorable.
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-Meanwhile John's 'Oh really?' eyebrow has just been triggered, and Sherlock's fingers seem to be channelling the missing rabbit, twitching.
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-"Not interested, moving on." Sherlockian hands of 'get to the point', John's side-eyes. Hee!
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-Sherlock's either very active in the hands department tonight, or I've just not noticed before.
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-"I'm not sure you can help me, Mr. Holmes since you find it all so funny." Sorry. Face. It's that damn disappearing glowing rabbit possessing him now instead of Sherlock's hand. Flee!
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-"And do pleeease smoke, I'd be delighted." Hee!
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-"Not now, Sherlock." John interrupting a deduction mid-montage, heeeee!

-"Am I wrong?" Of course not. And John's eyebrows say 'Well, there's a shock.'
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-"Now shut up and smoke." *snerk*

-AHAHAHAHAA!! He's like a cat after a tuna melt. XD
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-John, of course, trying to apply psychology rationally, while Sherlock is frantically sniffing the client's exhaled smoke. Aw. Rationality is hard to maintain in the face of the wacky, isn't it?
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-"It's a strange place, the Hollow." But pretty!
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-"If I wanted poetry I'd read John's emails to his girlfriends, much funnier." Hee! Poor John, no privacy at all.
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-"Have a cream tea on me." *hoists cup of tea with cream* Cheers!

-"Repeat your exact words, from a moment ago, exactly as you said them." Yeah, I don't think I could do it exactly either, not on the spot. Brain would go instantly blank.
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-"I'll take the case."/"Sorry, what?" Aw, and John was all ready to get into some psych therapy with Henry Knight here.
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-"Putting my best man onto it." Heee! John's face was born to look stunned, I think.
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-"I can always rely on him to send me all the relevant data as he never understands a word of it himself." *snerk* Telecommuting again, are we?
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-"Bluebell! The case of the vanishing glow-in-the-dark rabbit!" Totally going to end up related. Or be a red herring, because they know many of us know the original one. *nods*

-"You're not coming then?" This face. Good god. XD
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-Under the skull! I can't believe Sherlock didn't look there. ...Actually, I bet he did look there, put them back, and then threw a giant strop to see what it would take to get John to cave in, because that was more diverting.
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-"Don't need them anymore, I'm going to Dartmoor." Hah. Yep. And a change from ACD canon there, I believe, but acknowledged, so cool.
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-The obvious thing would be that someone is trying to scare Henry into or out of doing something (or just out of his mind) by planting the footprints there, someone who knew he'd be there, so either his therapist or someone his therapist told. So of course, that's not going to be what it turns out to be.

-Ooooo, the fictional owner of Speedy's is experiencing the Wrath of Mrs. Hudson. Good for her!

-ROAD TRIP! AND HOLY SHIT SHERLOCK CAN DRIVE A CAR! Well. There goes that fine headcanon! Just seemed so much more logical that John would drive and Sherlock would observe things out the window, but there's only so many fields and shrubs and cows Sherlock could observe without going berserk from boredom, so, driving. (Also, Martin Freeman can't drive, not that he'd have to do much beyond park and keep his hands on the wheel while they were pulled around by the camera car, but whatever.) Now, since Sherlock can drive, and has the Knowledge of London streets, etc. I hereby adopt the new headcanon that he spent some time driving a cab in his past. *nods*
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-Hee! Road trip to look into a case of a giant dog (that sounds a lot like a Black Shuck) in the woods named after the devil, it's gotten a bit Supernatural on me all of a sudden. Next thing you know they'll be tossing around case theories in the car, eating in diners and playing mullet rock.
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-Of course they won't, I'm on medication.

-With a side trip to Middle Earth. How appropriate!
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-Minefields yay! \o/

-Hey! Hey! It's the same village from Doctor Who, Series Five! The one with the dreaming thing and Amy's pregnant and all the elderly people are monsters and all that! Just behind that one umbrella you can see the bench they all fell asleep on!
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-Yeeeaaaaaah. Tourism will try anything. Bet that gets up Henry's nose, though; the thing he thinks killed his dad being a tourist attraction.
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-Henry's therapy session. *eyes the therapist suspiciously* More fun with mirrors here, hm?
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-"Liberty." That is some kind of printed or embroidered fabric, could be a patch or badge, maybe military, possibly American, but dark blue, white letters, and yellow... bars? Or another word? Above. On an off blue-green fabric. Hmm.
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-"In" Not much to go with there.

-They couldn't get a double room, and the barman is handing John one key. So a single? That should be cozy. At least there won't be any giant venomous spiders in this village. Or will there? O.o Bwahahaha. No. XD

-[Actually, it's far more likely they've been given a 'twin' room, which for those outside the UK is a room with two single beds in it. And now you know.]

-"We're not..." and John gives up. Hee! After nearly just over a year of that type of assumption, it's got to get tiring correcting people.

-Dude, don't take his invoice! He won't have it to enter into payables, his accounting will be off, his payment will be late and his supplier will be pissed! ...I need to get away from work more.
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-Baskerville testing site, not a minefield? Still, stay away, live fire and all that. Which John would be fully aware of with his background.

-"It buggers up tourism a wee bit." Folksy, piratey, friendly barkeep here is making me giggle. I'm thinking whatever's happening, he's in on it, but not in a terribly malicious way because he's too damn cute.
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-"God bless Henry Knight and his monster from Hell." Hehe. So. Tourism flagging, needs a boost, lets fake out Henry get him to go nuts and boost tourism again? Mmmm... nope. Still too obvious.
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-"We're out of WKD." WKD is like a cooler, it's an 'alcopop' with vodka and assorted flavours including Irn-Bru. Woo! I looked it up because my foggy head was trying to make it connect up somehow with WD40, which was bumping up against the cookery-kitchen thing and coming up with poiled slurgs from the Buck Godot comics which are fried in wixxel grease, and yeah. Did I mention the fever and medication?

-"I don't know how we sleep nights, do you Gary?"/"Like a baby." I'm not assuming anything, but they would make an adorable couple. Or are we supposed to assume that? I'm not terribly good at such things.
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-"That's not true. He's a snorer." Aw, they are a couple. Too damn adorable. :-D

-"Is yours a snorer?"/"Got any crisps?" Hehehehehe! Poor John.

-"You haven't actually seen this 'hound' thing?" He's getting better at the social fakery.
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-"I bet John here fifty quid that you couldn't prove you'd seen the hound." HA! and the racing paper in the back pocket means tour guide's going to be more receptive to a bet than a question. Cool. And John's getting enough info to let him know what cover story's being given before talking too much and giving it away. Behold the John Watson slight eye-clench and slightly open mouth of processing cues from Sherlock. Is it not a thing of wonder?
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-"There." *squints* ...not exactly giant, is it?
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-"Gives 'em a bad sort of feeling." Ah, okay, yeah. Henry mentioned that too, so, some kind of electromagnetic field or vibration of some kind? Hmm.

-Heeeeehehehehehehhe. XD
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-"He said he'd seen... terrible things." This guy's friend in the MoD doesn't have much of an understanding of operational security, does he? 'Yeah, man, I worked all day in the secret labs where they were doing weird crap.' I guess as long as he kept it vague, but still. Working in a base with secret labs usually means you don't go out and chat with your friends about what you saw there at the end of the day.

-Also, who is this kid? The actor I mean. He's really reminding me of Rupert Graves for some reason, I don't know if it's the accent or shape of head or what, but it's almost like he's a relation or something.
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-[The reason I had that association turns out to be that he was in the only episode of Ashes to Ashes I've seen. The one with Rupert Graves in it. Tah dah, this is my brain, full of cold medication and random association salad. :-P]

-"Rats as big as dogs. And dogs the size of horses." And horses the size of elephants! And elephants the size of whales! And whales the size of spaceships! ...oh, hey, wait.... Anyway, now that that silliness is done with, so much for his MoD friend keeping it vague. And where the hell was he keeping that footprint-casting, in his bag? No wonder he was wiggling around like his shoulder hurt earlier. I thought it was just from schlepping the standing sign around.
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-"We did say fifty?" Hee! And John follows up on the bet story. Since he won. XD

-Ominous swift-moving clouds are ominous.
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-Yes, by all means, just drive straight up to the base gates so you can assess the security of it. Why not?

-"You've got ID for Baskerville, how?"/"It isn't specific to this place. It's my brother's." Heeee! Does he pickpocket Mycroft too? XD

-"I *koff* acquired it ages ago just in case." And if it hasn't been cancelled by now, then we'll know that Mycroft wanted you to 'acquire' it, won't we? *smirks*

-Of course it's got a photo record, and you don't even come close to looking like Mycroft. "Unlimited Access." I think some of the fanon about Mycroft may be closer than we thought. But anyway, in the meantime, ooo, look, map of the base! *ogles*
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-"Oh, hi we just thought we'd come and have a wander 'round your top secret weapons base. Really? Great! Come in! Kettle's just boiled." Heeeee!
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-They're letting him in even though he doesn't match the photo? Something's weird there. Or it's a Mycroftian handwave.

-I'm sorry, I've been resisting so hard, but I just have to do this. OMG RED BERETS IT'S UNIT!!!!!1! There. Better now.
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-"'Are we in trouble, sir.'" *snerk* Well, if you're pretending to be Mycroft, you might as well go the whole distance.
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-"Captain John Watson." Oh god don't show your actual ID you idiot. Much as it is authentic, it will get linked to the currently being perpetrated fraud and get you in so much crap. At the very least you might lose your pension.
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-But this makes all the inadvisable ID showing worthwhile. Plus we now have confirmed he's a Captain, so that's one discussion that won't go around in circles again.
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-"I'm afraid we won't have time for that. We'll need the full tour right away. Carry on. That's an order, Corporal." Heeeee! And John makes his fast-talk roll with miles to spare.
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-And Sherlock smirks, but it's too blurry to cap, damn it. But it should be blurry. One bold-faced smirk in the middle of something like this could tip everyone off.

-I'm a little rusty on some terms, but priority ultra is ringing big grinning bells in my head. Maybe a backward reference to project MKUltra?
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-They're on a caper! With caper music! This is great! \o/
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-The handy additional bit that occurs to me is that if this base that never gets inspected has got anything untoward going on in a back lab that isn't officially approved of, using Mycroft's ID would put it on his radar.

-"Haven't pulled rank in ages."/"Did you enjoy it?"/"Oh yeah." *gleeeee*

-I WANT THIS CAPER MUSIC. Just saying. This show needs a soundtrack album out right now.

-Four sub-basements. Nice. If you go all the way down, remember to yawn so your ears pop.

-I will not wince as the people in street clothes and duty uniforms walk into a semi-clean-room environment without processing. I will not wince as the people in street clothes and duty uniforms walk into a semi-clean-room environment without- *wince* Damn it.
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-"Careful you don't get stuck down here, I only came to fix the tap." Science guy with quippy lines is totally involved in some way. *nods*
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-"We have to keep the bins somewhere, sir." Pffft. Yeah, right.
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-"I thought you'd know, sir. This being an inspection." As the alarms are going off in the background, hehehe. Short twenty minutes.

-AHHHH! Okay, that was alarming. Hitler-monkey? O.o
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-"You most certainly are free and I suggest you remain that way." Oh dear, when the ID query finishes bouncing, this could get very awkward.
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-"Genes mostly, sometimes actual fingers."/"Stapleton, knew I knew your name." Well, she does seem to be his kind of scientist with a line like that.

-AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! AND OF COURSE THE BUNNY IS PART OF THE PLOT! XD
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-Time's up!
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-"Did we just break into a military base to investigate a rabbit?" Hahahah! Not originally, just serendipity. Though really, given the 'unnatural animal' elements of both cases, you'd think it shouldn't have come as much of a surprise.
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-Hi Mycroft, your brother is getting into trouble again! OH MY GOD IS THAT THE DIOGENES CLUB??? If Mycroft's phone is only accepting texts, then maybe! O.O
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-MYCROFT'S TEXTING! IT IS THE DIOGENES CLUB! OMG YAY! (It's a club Mycroft frequents from ACD, no one's allowed to make noise. It's a canon thing, it's cool *handwaves*) GATISS YOU PERFECTLY AWESOME FANBOY YOU!!! \o/

-"23 minutes, Mycroft's getting slow." As are the personnel at this base for firstly not matching the photo ID to the face, and secondly, for not wondering loudly what's going on when 'Mycroft Holmes' starts referring to himself by name.

-Busted!
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-And the cute Corporal is quick on the panic button. *pats him*
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-"Computer error, Major, it'll all have to go in the report." Ha! Keep digging, John, you might actually get out. No, not really. Too many negative modifiers on that fast-talk roll.
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-"Good to see you again, Mycroft!" And an unexpected assist from the science guy with the quippy lines. Did Mycroft text him too, or is this a spontaneous freelance assist from someone with further plot elements to reveal. Maybe he's a member of the Diogenes Club too?
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-"On your head be it, Dr. Franklin [Dr. Frankland apparently, though this is one of the few times I actually use his name, so *handwave*]." Yes, of course it is. Doubt Mycroft will be making a fuss about it though. After the whole oops with the Coventry plane business, he might not be too keen on letting his superiors know that the same little brother that leaked the intel that they'd broken the code (and subsequently handed them an unlocked phone full of assorted useful things, but that only goes so far) had also stolen his All Area Access Backstage Pass to damn near anywhere ages ago and he'd never reported it. Saving face and so forth. Dr. Franklin Frankland's head is pretty safe, I think.
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-Yes, your cover's as blown as it's going to get, it's safe to smirk now. And WOW, Dr. Franklin Frankland is tall!
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-"I'm never off your website. Thought you'd be wearing the hat though." HA. FAAAAANBOOOOOY TO THE RESCUE! \o/
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-"I would love to tell you, but then of course I'd have to kill you!" Considering Sherlock's last 'biggest fan' was Moriarty, maaaaybe this guy isn't good news after all. But damn near every person I've ever met with a an even slightly similar line of work uses that line just because they can without being very at all evil, so it's not conclusive evidence. Definitely foreshadowy though.
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-"Please, can we not do this this time?"/"Do what?"/"You being all mysterious with your cheekbones and turning your coat collar up so you look cool." And then Sherlock mouth-wobbles for a while like a fish out of water. HA!
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-"I don't do that!"/"Yeah, you do." Heeeee!

Continued in....
PART TWO

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shadowfireflame From: shadowfireflame Date: January 11th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I started cracking up at your "Deduction jazz hands" and didn't stop until the end. I look forward to re-watching this tonight with your comments in mind. :DDD
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 11th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm flattered! Glad you enjoyed it! Did you see part two as well? it took me a little longer than I thought it would to post but it's up now.
shadowfireflame From: shadowfireflame Date: January 11th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Haha, yes, thank you! So funny!
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: January 11th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I don`t enjoy the fact that you are on medication, and yet....lmfao.

Glad I am not the only one who was waiting for the SPN music to start up;) And the hands and twitching, good gods. Did I mention how I love John, because I do;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 11th, 2012 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
If you can't enjoy being medicated, what can you enjoy. :-P

They even did talk about the case in the car at one point. John is awesome indeed.
lobelia321 From: lobelia321 Date: January 11th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love love love. What a fantastic picspam. I so much heart redshirt!John.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 12th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I thought you were talking in Star Trek terms there, but yes it's a lovely red shirt. :-)
lobelia321 From: lobelia321 Date: January 13th, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Er, Star Trek? I'm afraid I know not the red shirt of Star Trek... Heh.
lobelia321 From: lobelia321 Date: January 13th, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Secondary question: I did a picspam myself via pics I uploaded to tumblr but for whatever reason they're not showing up for everybody, grr, so what's your secret of beautifully showing-up photos??
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 13th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hang on, I'll go peek at your code....
lobelia321 From: lobelia321 Date: January 13th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
ok
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 13th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, all the links you have for the img src tags are all really bizzare, and seem to have a built in expiry to them? They show up fine when you go directly to the link individually, but don't seem to be functioning in the layout, perhaps because the img src (image source) tag isn't recognizing the link as a graphic.

I don't know how tumblr works at all, this may be a feature designed to prevent bandwidth-theft when people embed photos from tumblr's that aren't theirs, but if you can get to a plain link that ends in .jpg or .gif, you're more likely to get it to work. Best is to upload to your LJ scrapbook, which will generate a page of code for you once you select your images.

Here is Livejournal's Scrapbook FAQ on how to use Scrapbook. It's not that hard, the interface is probably similar to tumblr, but I've never used tumblr so just guessing on that.

Good luck with it!
lobelia321 From: lobelia321 Date: January 13th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
But I uploaded zillions of pics to my LJ scrapbook for Inception picspam and they all didn't show up :-( which is why I opened the tumblr account to begin with, grr.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 13th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
LJ Scrapbook was intermittent during the DDoS attacks. It does sometimes have issues, you might just have been unlucky and were uploading and trying to make the page work while they were having one. I can see all the pics there now. It's not perfect, obviously, but it's what I always use.
lobelia321 From: lobelia321 Date: January 13th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
egads. Well, I can't be arsed uploading all the Sherlock pics AGAIN.

On second thoughts, I probably can be as I am so obsessed and any excuse to ogle those pics will do...

But what state will I be in after Sunday night? *clutches heart*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 13th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, I uploaded 284 for this reaction post and 335 for the previous one, and do around a hundred weekly when Supernatural is airing new shows. You can manage 40. ;-D

There are batch uploaders available (there are links off the upload page) but some of them are a pain to set up and once in a while LJ stops talking to them, so unless you are going to be regularly doing huge graphic uploads, you won't need one.
lobelia321 From: lobelia321 Date: January 13th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
omg *laughs very heartily* (And here I thought I was becoming unhealthily obsessed...) God, it's good to have a fandom where the madness is spread. I LOVE FANDOM.

Okay, I will think nothing of uploading 40 photos... :-D

*wibbles when thinking of Meiringen*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 13th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
In Star Trek the original series, the security crew wears red shirts and die a lot. Red shirt is often synonymous with 'doomed' because of this association. Not something one would apply to John Watson, usually. :-)
lobelia321 From: lobelia321 Date: January 13th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aha!! No, John is a survivor.
From: polyhedron Date: January 12th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant stuff! Please get better soon, so you can start piccapping the Fades on Saturday. :)

Is it too much to hope you capped S1 as well?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 12th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't do S1 because I came to it halfway through airing and hadn't discovered the mania yet. If there's a lot of interest in doing them up, I might, but it would be very different, as the live-blogging possibility passed a year and a half ago. XD
gigglingkat From: gigglingkat Date: January 16th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hereby adopt the new headcanon that he spent some time driving a cab in his past. *nods*

I have a similar head canon. But in mine he's trying to learn the streets so he somewhat accidentally steals a cab, is lousy with fares and ends up meeting Lestrade for one of the first times.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 20th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heee! Great head canon, you should turn it into a story!

Have I mentioned how cool it is that you're watching Sherlock? :-)
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