When people say “So when’s Sherlock back on ?”
Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Simon Bolivar Orchestra
REMEMBER THAT PART IN THE ODYSSEY WHEN ODYSEUS TOLD POLYTHEMUS THE CYCLOPS HIS NAME WAS NOBODY AND THEN HE STABBED HIM IN THE EYE WITH A GIANT STICK AND HE STARTED SCREAMING AND THE OTHER CYCLOPS YELLED FROM THEIR CAVES AND ASKED WHAT WAS GOING ON AND POLYTHEMUS SAID THAT NOBODY HAS HURT HIM AND THEY WERE LIKE WELL THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP
But for real.
You might think that metal isn’t flammable, but if you can get it hot enough & expose it to enough oxygen, it’s easy. Here you can see some steel wool which has been heated to over 700 degrees celcius, using nothing but a battery. How? Find out in this video which shows you what you need to perform this beautiful science experiment at home: http://youtu.be/jCbj6tjCKIo
Gay Baby Sherlock and my thoughts about why this moniker bothers me.
To me it reads as the infantilizing meaning of baby, not the romantic one.
If you swap in a different minority category in for the word gay (Hispanic, deaf, etc.) the result is uncomfortable. Straight Baby Sherlock is just odd. Why the extraneous information?
I don’t think you can put gay in front of someone’s name as a term of endearment and not, to some degree, fetishize their homosexuality. But if that is your intent, please carry on. Just saying.
Maybe it would be better to use some familiar Sherlock attributes instead? Alien-eyed Baby Sherlock, Bodacious Booty Baby Sherlock, Clever-clocks Baby Sherlock. Fun but still no good.
Conclusion (mine and mine alone): Baby on it’s own is a romantic diminutive. Baby in front of someone’s name is just a helpless, immature (if adorable), bundle of neediness. Please never call me Baby Aurora.
Oh what a night
You know I didn’t even know her name
But I was never gonna be the same
What a lady, what a night
Oh, I got a funny feeling when she walked in the room
And I, as I recall it ended much too soon
The Four Seasons, December 1963
Mary Morstan foreshadowing, anyone? And why juxtapose these lyrics and the image of a happy, dancing new couple with a lonely and heartbroken Sherlock? Hmmm… what could they be trying to tell us?(via 221boylove)