Did you really think I had stopped being obsessive about the Assassin’s Creed games, just because I’m Sher-locked right now? For shame. ~Jenn
This was a sketch in the margin of my college notebook, in my King Arthur class. So imagine it that small. I really was listening to the lecture, honest–actually the prof was talking about this figure from Arthuriana. I don’t remember who she is in that lore. Any King Arthur scholars out there can fill me in? #forgotwhatIlearned ~Jenn
If there is a village on which the moon shines,
for a person who wishes to see it, it is there.
–Fundamental Taijutsu, vol. 1. 1987: Hello Tokyo Co. Ltd. p.5
From: Ep. 1.3
MORIARTY: You can’t be allowed to continue. You just can’t. I would try to convince you, but everything I have to say has already crossed your mind.
SHERLOCK: Probably my answer has crossed yours.
Reference: Actually this is much more than a reference–the whole scene is so close to the confrontation in The Final Problem, and much of the dialogue is nearly verbatim, this exchange in particular. Here’s this specifically from The Final Problem:
“You must drop it, Mr. Holmes,” said he, swaying his face about. “You really must, you know.”
“All that I have to say has already crossed your mind,” said he.
“Then possibly my answer has crossed yours,” I replied.
-There are many more exact parallels in these two scenes: Moriarty asking Holmes if that’s a gun in his pocket or if he’s just happy to see him, from Moriarty commenting it’s dangerous “to finger loaded firearms in the pocket of one’s dressing-gown.” I thought it would be fun and instructive to see the scenes side by side in comparison: BBC’s scene (with a deliciously insane Moriarty) and the Granada one with Brett (with Moriarty more as The Professor). In the book, of course, this scene is actually being told to Watson by Holmes, so it’s neat to see them actually played out instead. I think you’ll agree they’re both pretty true to the feeling you get when you read the scene in Doyle. ~Jenn
Fun Fact: Andrew Scott, who plays Moriarty in the BBC Sherlock, didn’t at first know that his character’s face famously “is forever oscillating from side to side in a curiously reptilian fashion.” When he got that tidbit from Gatiss, this is what he ran with: (:shudder:)
References: The Final Problem, The Great Game, the Great Game Blu-ray Commentary
Again, I cannot thank Matt Korda enough for our own logo.
Find the whole thing here. Below is an excerpt. ~Jenn
I just finished Wise Man
It’s been a while since we did a FCC, hasn’t it? Here’s the unarmed-vs.-axe fight scene from Transporter 1. It’s not the best quality, and has different music added to it, but it’s the only clip of that fight I could find. Enjoy. ~Jenn
I was specifically commissioned to review Mouse Guard: Black Axe issue #5 for NiB. However, they gave me issues 1-4 to read up to #5 too, and I have to tell you, lovely lurkers, I LOVED it! Very highly recommended. I’m psyched–after a stream of mediocre/not so great books and comics I’ve reviewed lately, now I’m in a stream of great stuff! The pirate novel was awesome, the Viking novel was great…let’s hope the dinosaur art will keep up the good streak.
Anyway, here’s an excerpt from my review of Mouse Guard. The link to the original post appears below it. ~Jenn
The art of Mouse Guard is flat-out gorgeous, no question. David Petersen both writes and illustrates this series, which of course is one of the most impressive artistic feats I can think of. The art is epically scaled and incredibly high quality, reflecting the best of Rackham, Mayer, and Hyman.