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17 July 2018 @ 11:52 pm
Library: Sherlock Holmes  
Before the kitchen arrived I played a whole Saturday afternoon with the library and still haven't shared all pictures. The first was flying Wolverine.

This is Sherlock Holmes, looking at some special books in his collection.
I think I bought them as Sherlock Holmes (by Arthur Conan Doyle) books but the writing is so tiny you can't see it. Does anyone from my British friends recognize the layout? quarryquest?



Quarryquestquarryquest on July 17th, 2018 10:28 pm (UTC)
The books are definitely Shelock Holmes. They have simplified versions of famous Sydney Paget illustrations. The one in the right is Moriarty, the one in the left with Holmes doing the thing with his hand that they copied in Sherlock in The Blind Banker.
Antje: Benedictdieastra on July 18th, 2018 04:53 am (UTC)
Great! Thanks for confirming! I knew it would pay off to ask an expert ;) On both libraries/books AND Arthur Conan Doyle.

I thought they must be famous old fashioned layouts but when I googled Sherlock Holmes books yesterday evening, a lot of styles came up but I could not find those. Just did not want to spread false information.

I JUST realized that I also have bought this, totally forgot to include it. Guess I'll have to take another picture! http://www.discoverbritainmag.com/a_sherlock_holmes_tale_created_for_queen_mary_s_dolls_house_in_1922_to_be_published_in_original_miniature_size_1_3764766/

Although now for the life of me I can't remember what thing with his hand you mean. I'll have to watch the episode again.
Quarryquestquarryquest on July 22nd, 2018 11:31 am (UTC)
I needed to be on my laptop to do this but I found the illustration in the train carriage. It's from the Silver Blaze story


I may be wrong about the Blind Banker and Sherlock, I think it's the Great Game where they are sitting in a cafe and they hear about Connie White's death.


Edited at 2018-07-22 11:32 am (UTC)
Antjedieastra on July 22nd, 2018 03:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, I had no idea that this scene was so meaningful! Shows again how many little things for the dedicated fan they put in. Those are some nerds!

Man, I used to love this show so much. What happened? :(

I love those illustrations. Shame they are so small, I would love to examine every detail. My Sherlock Holmes pocket books don't have illustraions like that, only when necessary for the story, like the dancing men.

And thank you so much for the link to this page, there is lots on it to explore! This might take a while.
richardthe23rd: cat man dopigshitpoet on July 17th, 2018 11:37 pm (UTC)
; )
holmes always played it by the book, eh watson?
; )))
Antjedieastra on July 21st, 2018 03:44 pm (UTC)
Re: ; )
He did, mostly. I would have to read it all again but I think one or two times he looked the other way when he thought it was right.
richardthe23rd: cat man dopigshitpoet on July 21st, 2018 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: ; )
; )
vjezkovavjezkova on July 18th, 2018 06:59 pm (UTC)
The authenticity is superb. And you did ask the best person!:-)
Antjedieastra on July 21st, 2018 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, an expert is always the best!
dustbunny105dustbunny105 on July 18th, 2018 08:19 pm (UTC)
There's something very charming about Sherlock Holmes looking through a library of Sherlock Holmes books, haha. To say nothing of how great the details look on all those tiny books, wow!

Where is this figure from, btw?
Antjedieastra on July 18th, 2018 08:34 pm (UTC)
You may not believe it but aside from the two books that are standing single, with the blue cover and the picture, all others are not real, it's just a sticker! They do look real though, and I love how some space was left empty so I can put more books in. Like I did here when I put Alfred on the ladder: https://dieastra.livejournal.com/290009.html

The maker of these figures is called Accoutrements, and there is lots more! Einstein, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Casanova, Shakespeare, Dickens, van Gogh, da Vinci, Jesus, Moses, Marie Antoinette and also funny ones like a crazy catlady and the librarian and the waitress that I have! I want to get more but they are hard to find or expensive now.
dustbunny105dustbunny105 on July 18th, 2018 11:54 pm (UTC)
Whoa! I wouldn't have guessed that's just a sticker :O It looks great!

Ohh, gonna have to check those out, they sound cool :D
Antjedieastra on July 21st, 2018 03:31 pm (UTC)
Anyone in particular you are looking for? I bought van Gogh and Shakespeare because the Doctor has met them but actually never did a picture of them meeting! I have a whole list of ideas, but there is always a new one.
dustbunny105dustbunny105 on July 21st, 2018 06:56 pm (UTC)
Nah. If I see anyone who really tickles my fancy, I'll go for them. I'm mostly just interested in window shopping, though.

Ohh, I hope you'll do photos of them meeting! I don't watch Who but I've seen image sets from that van Gogh episode and it never fails to get me emotional, haha.
Antjedieastra on July 21st, 2018 08:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sometimes in the evenings I just browse ebay to look at all the great figures out there!

I want to recommend this music video:


It was indeed an emotional episode. He was so full of doubt, nobody liked his paintings, and then the Doctor took him to the future, into the Louvre and the guide was so enthusiastic over his paintings. Makes me cry every time.

I actually met the guy who plays Vincent! He's Scottish.


Edit: Here's the scene with him in the gallery! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubTJI_UphPk

Edited at 2018-07-21 08:39 pm (UTC)
dustbunny105dustbunny105 on July 21st, 2018 11:03 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, that music video is so sweet :,D Thank you for reccing it!

It gets me every time when I see images of it floating around. Not only because of how emotional it is as a piece of fiction but because then I can't help thinking about how the real van Gogh lived and died without that reassurance. Stories of great artists who died before their work would come to be celebrated, especially when they lived hard lives like van Gogh, really mess me up for some reason.

That's cool that you got a chance to meet him; he sounds really lovely :D

Yesss, such a beautiful scene ♥ I think my favorite minor detail, which a lot of image sets (understandably, tbh) leave out, is that van Gogh's excited to even be at the museum. Here's this struggling, underappreciated artist and he's just happy to have a chance to see a future museum full of "the greatest paintings in history." Then they actually take him into his exhibit. Then the Doctor prompts the curator to say all those lovely things about him. Seeing his wonder as he looks around is a great precursor to the waterworks to come.
Antjedieastra on October 13th, 2018 03:04 pm (UTC)
This is the end of the episode but what happens then? The Doctor takes him back to where he was, to preserve the timeline? Back to his old bad life? That's even more sad. He is showing him the future and then takes it away again.
dustbunny105dustbunny105 on October 21st, 2018 04:48 am (UTC)
It is very sad but he ends up being put back so close to the end of his life (or so I understand), I see it as giving him a joyful moment before his time comes. At least this way, even though he still dies in obscurity, he at least dies knowing that his works will come to be appreciated as they deserve.
owensheartowensheart on July 19th, 2018 04:11 pm (UTC)
Antjedieastra on July 21st, 2018 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! More to come!
alumfelga: sherlock theoriesalumfelga on August 5th, 2018 07:25 pm (UTC)
"Watson, what are those books doing here? I thought your stories about our little adventures are only printed in newspapers!"
Nivieneniviene on August 9th, 2018 02:32 pm (UTC)
Love Sherlock Holmes!!! Somewhere in Toronto's Reference Library is a hidden Sherlock Homes section complete with theme room and a real collection of Doyal's works which I'm non a quest to find this summer but haven't had a chance to yet. I will post pics (if we're allowed to take any) when I find it.

Edited at 2018-08-09 02:33 pm (UTC)
Antje: Benedictdieastra on August 10th, 2018 08:49 pm (UTC)
Oh that sounds amazing! I'd love to see pics if you are allowed.

Sherlock Holmes was my first fandom, back in East German times, at the age of 14. I read all the books but never would have thought that one day I would travel to London and be in Baker Street (where the museum is).
But I think the description in these books with all its fireplaces and dark and stormy London nights and comfortable chairs and reading newspapers is why I am so much in love with all things British.

Pssst - it's Doyle ;)