hooloovoo: Holmes and Watson from the new movie, looking down skeptically. (holmes)
[personal profile] hooloovoo
 Oh man, there's a trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes movie. movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810045845/video/13526202 There it is, go watch it, I'll wait. .... See how awesome it is? Now watch it again in HD. Even more awesome, huh?

I'm very excited (surprising, I know) about this movie. For one, I strongly suspect that there will be amazing fic. And I think I will be able to movie!Holmes in a different place than book!Holmes in my brain, and thus the slash won't seem so bizarre. In my brain, Holmes (book!Holmes, at least) is definitely asexual. I think that's in part because I started reading Sherlock Holmes stories when I was like seven. But mostly it's that he doesn't ever seek out relationships with people. Watson just sort of shows up, and Holmes gets used to him and appreciates his help. Holmes reminds me of a friend of mine who is really smart and really cares about people, but the entire concept of sex or romantic relationships doesn't occur to him. 

Actually, I guess movie!Holmes will the third Holmes I think about. Because there's also Holmes in the Mary Russell series (which is amazing, you should read it immediately). Russell!Holmes I can picture as having romantic relationships, though the whole Holmes having sex thing is still sort of bizarre, and I'm glad the books only have, like, occasional kissing. 

Okay, the HD trailer finally finished loading. I may have made embarrassing squeaky noises. Can't be proved. 

[Edited to use my new Holmes and Watson Are Not Convinced icon]

PoTC Holmes!

Date: 2009-05-19 03:23 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: (3 pipe)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Wow, that was very whoosh, bang! It has quite a steampunk feel to it. That could be so good, but I can see the potential for truly awful there, too. (But it would be a loving kind of truly awful.)

I am perpetually stuck with the BBC series Holmes in my head - Jeremy Brett was amazing, and walked the knife edge of sexual tension with his Watson without ever going over the top.

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