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05 January 2014 @ 11:12 pm
Sherlock! No spoilers, aside from facts covered off in every advert and piece of PR  
Finally saw the first episode of the new series: entertainingly silly.

I do like their version of Mary Mottram (GAH! MORSTAN. Sorry. Mary Mottram is a flower I quite like. blogging late at night = higher likelihood of aphasia showing), though. Especially her hair! I liked the interpretation of the character in the RDJ-Law films, too. I am willing to put up with quite a lot of silly for a good Mary Morstan. And Molly! I adore Molly! And Mrs Hudson, who I have always loved deeply in practically every iteration.

My darling friend Dee screened it for me: I rewarded her with a great deal of 'Punch him! Punch him some more!' Along with ice-cream and blackberries.

Last night Cookie woke me with her gentle Miew-miewing: she had been ferreting down the back of my open underwear drawer (there is a reason I own three sticky roller delinting things!) and had decided she wanted to sleep in one of the nooks of the Expedit bookcase. This bookcase lives along one wall of our bedroom next to the chests of drawers and I use it to store my towels and craft materials.

Unfortunately, I washed all the towels the other day, and had rolled them up and put them away in their nooks. I had to get out of bed and drop six or so towels onto the floor until there was enough space for a fluffy little cat. She gave my hand a loving little lick as she crawled in and settled down on the remaining towels, purring contentedly.

At 4am, I was woken by a fluffy little cat leaping down from her nook onto my legs. Apparently, it's faster to get down that way rather than by going down via the drawers again. The drawers which can never be fully closed because at any moment a cat may require them for navigation, or be hiding down the back of one. Now she and Monster are lying stretched out along the full length of the ironing board, grooming in tandem while I watch a documentary about Bill Cunningham who has had 29 bicycles stolen from him over the years. He does live in New York City …
Loyaulte Me Lie: tell shocolateshocolate on January 5th, 2014 12:42 pm (UTC)
That is such an excellent cat story - there is no point in folding and pyrring away, when a cat might need that space.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 5th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I often leave my bike panniers on the living room floor all weekend because they have a Monster lying on them: I can't work out if she likes the texture or knows she looks good against the colour red :-)
Shezan: Agrippashezan on January 8th, 2014 03:13 am (UTC)
PICS are obviously needed.
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: Kendra_inbetween_ on January 5th, 2014 12:47 pm (UTC)
I've not dared to look at either of the two people on my flist who either loathe or love Sherlock, bound to both have hated it, and although you are known to me as superpositive, I'm just so glad you saw it exactly like I did. I only retumbled the many many punching posts. Aaaah.

(I didn't dare go into the tag either, although it's faintly amusing *doomy music starts up* that they don't know about Mary's fate and will of course blame Moffat for that as well).

You have a sturdy ironing board. Or your cats are much lighter than my non-fat ones.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 5th, 2014 12:55 pm (UTC)
I have a sturdy ironing board AND one light cat. The other one is massive, but she's very long, so it's all well distributed :-)

My theory with Sherlock is that if you are going to take it all very very seriously, you should definitely restrict yourself to the books, because even the wonderful Jeremy Brett takes the piss on occasion.

That's one of your cats in the icon isn't it? THE EARSES!
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on January 5th, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
I admitted to the one person I know in rl (skype counts as rl?) that perhaps I'm fine because I only like the silly things and actually remembered being underwhelmed and bored by whatever passes as straight drama for the fans? Made her rewatch coz I think it's less funny on second go but it was to be expected that if I love Moriarty's phone going off as a non-solution to a cliff-hanger, and everyone else is mad, then it will be even more so after 2 years. And SM+MG actually anticipating and incorporating that reaction made ppl only madder. Anyway, farce has long replaced tragedy, see Zizek.

(yes, I got her for those ears I saw from the back in a photo)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 5th, 2014 01:14 pm (UTC)
The phone thing cracked me up! But I did laugh out loud at the two lads in love on the rooftop from this ep – not my effort to be non-spoilery in comments!
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on January 5th, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC)
I didn't want to mention that either and also loved it, just so hilarious - the glee! The exhilarating lifting of all the doom gloom drama - to imagine they would have done that haha (I also still think A. is a better actor as was evinced in that short clip, but I don't want to read all the meta about the type of person they chose to put forth this story). Truly though, all the gif sets of it fail at trumping the core text.
Coffeejunkiicoffeejunkii on January 5th, 2014 12:49 pm (UTC)
i love the bill cunningham documentary! i often see him take pictures at the farmer's market i go to. :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 5th, 2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
He makes me happy because he looks at fashion as fashion, not as celebrities, or as where the money is, or what other people tell you … And it was a great doco: Just the right balance of digging and displaying. Wave to him for me if you get the chance!
libby_drew on January 5th, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see your cats have you trained so well.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 5th, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
They both like to sit on the ironing board whenever it is up. I had a whole basketful of ironing to do yesterday, and spent some time saying "Cookie, you'll need to get down in a minute. I need to use the board!" So she coughed up a furball on it.
libby_drew on January 5th, 2014 01:13 pm (UTC)
Well it's clear how she feels about ironing.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 5th, 2014 01:14 pm (UTC)
I did have some sympathy for her position …
宝井かりん: Draco - Vertetakarai_karin on January 5th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
I love their version of Mary! I think she's actually my favorite thing from the S0301. There's a lot of stuff that makes me want to punch things, but her and Mrs. Hudson, and Greg (because I didn't even realise I've missed Greg until I saw his mug on TV, lol)--I adore them all.
Hollyhollyxu on January 5th, 2014 04:19 pm (UTC)
29 bikes?! He could almost be living in China, for that number. :P

Mary and Mrs. Hudson were the best bits of the opener, as I found everything else too gimmicky and not enough heart - but that's Moffat's style all over again.
pioniepionie on January 5th, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Mary was fab! So smart and cool, and also the best eyeliner ever. I particularly enjoyed the first half, with the gradual downgrading of locations until they were in the street. Mrs Hudson made me cry a little. She is always the best.

Your cats have really got it sorted haven't they? My poor creatures have to put up with a boring old bed to lie on :)
Alialicambs on January 6th, 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
I loved the whole episode from start to finish and whole heartedly joined in with you in begging John to punch Sherlock again and again! However I found it funny, with welcome dramatic intervals, rather than silly and could have wept for John (fangurls Martin Freeman again and again...). It certainly highlights the difference in style of acting of BC (flamboyant) and MF (restrained)!

Glad to hear that your cats have you well trained. :-)
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on January 6th, 2014 04:32 am (UTC)
i liked mary, too. i find it all a bit tiresome. i was really prepared as a casual fan to really enjoy it, but found it highly irritating instead. shame that.

lol cats.
la, zeitgeist!: [default] december zeitgeisticzeitgeistic on January 6th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
I love Molly and Mary and Mrs Hudson too! And your description "entertainingly silly" is very apt. I was expecting a lot more ~dramaz~ for this episode, but it was like crack!fic at times. I still liked it.

Edited at 2014-01-06 09:16 pm (UTC)