The Sherlockian no-homo is older than "Sherlock"
I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating: When I bought an annotated copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the early 2000’s - before the current Sherlock Holmes revival; before the RDJ films came out - there were a couple of scholarly essays of introduction. One of them stated in…
Somewhere, I have a copy of In Bed With Sherlock Holmes, which is heavy on the scholarly analysis of sexual and romantic attachment in the Holmes canon and there are approximately ZERO allusions to the homosocial bond and domestic household of Holmes and Watson. Zero.
I don’t usually think of literary academics as cowards but there’s really nothing else to call it.
Urgh, that is disappointing. I’ve been eying that book for a while, and now I’m not so sure if I want to read it…
The Sherlockian no-homo is older than “Sherlock”
I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating: When I bought an annotated copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the early 2000’s - before the current Sherlock Holmes revival; before the RDJ films came out - there were a couple of scholarly essays of introduction. One of them stated in the opening paragraph that - to paraphrase - it is important to note that there is absolutely no romantic attraction between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Right out of nowhere. No mention of anyone ever claiming the contrary. Just, you know.
No homo. Very much no homo.
There is so much RD stuff going on around here that I rather feel like capping another episode. Mayhap today?
Welcome to the RD fandom! :D It's been so cool watching you see all the eps for the first time. And I'm so happy you seem to have really enjoyed Back to Earth - a lot of people don't. (Which is fine; I'm just glad to have company; BTE is one of my favorite series!) Anyway, this is just a big, rambly HELLO and WELCOME!
aaaaa this is so nice, thank you!! honestly, i wasn’t sure how i felt about back to earth at first, but for me it was such a perfect almost sendoff. it’s not like the show makes a terrible lot of sense in general, so why not get as meta as possible?? my dad showed me a little bit of red dwarf in about 2008, 2009, right about when i was getting into doctor who, because he’d just found it and thought i might like it. it looked funny, but it also looked chaotic and very british, and i just wasn’t quite ready to handle that yet, haha. my dad never actually got into it enough to keep going, but it’s always been in the back of my mind. i’ve been seeing it on my dash a lot lately, most because of allegra (stopitsgingertime), so i decided to give it a go. and boy did it ever go.
Awesome! :D I am such a Lister fangirl, and BtE is really just a love letter to Lister (and kind of an introduction ot the show and the characters to new viewers, IMO), so that’s part of why I loved it. I also felt like BtE did the whole ‘sprawling vista’ thing with the ship itself quite well, showing the scale of it and how little space the guys actually take up in it, a lot like series I and II, and I really like that. I’ve been watching since it first came out m’self (because I’m old), so I kinda grew up with it.
Anyway, we’re a happy little fandom, despite the fact that people keep thinking we don’t exist on Tumblr. ;)
*writes 500 words of WIP*
Yah. Not really getting anywhere, though there are a few jobs that could get back to me this week. It’s tiring… And I’m sleeping poorly. BUT. I just got a new duvet!!