Posts tagged lovely
Posts tagged lovely
After the Dance (x)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Louise Brealey and Lars Mikkelsen at the closing ceremony of the Starfury Elementary event.
Sherlock - Splash of Colours
First artwork of 2014. I am actually proud of this :’)
a transparent benefit cucumberpatch for your lovely blog
A.G.R.A. and Mary Morstan / Mary Watson.
So what does A.G.R.A. stand for exactly? If we believe Mary, A.G.R.A. are her initials. (Or is it really her code name / CIA file name?)
In ACD canon, The Sign of the Four involves treasure that was stolen from Agra, India and features Major Sholto and Mary Morstan in the story.
In any case, we never do find out Mary’s real name in HLV, where she and John agree that her name now is Mary Watson.
Now comes the fun part. Potentially a
complete coincidencelong shot association, but it amused me nonetheless.
The Taj Mahal is in Agra, India. One of the greatest monuments to love, the building was built by a Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Queen Mumtaz died while giving birth to a daughter. (x)
The queen’s real name was Arjumand Banu Begum, but in Mughal tradition, important ladies of the royal family were given another name at their marriage or at some other significant events in their lives, and that new name was commonly used by the public.(x)
In His Last Vow, “Mary Morstan” has just been “given” the name “Mary Watson”, and we know that John and Mary are having a daughter. What a coincidence. In addition, John not having a chance to choose the baby’s name may turn out to be a bit of foreshadowing …
My other metas (x)
Benedict Cumberbatch arrives at the FOX/FX Golden Globe Party. Jan 12 2014.
ETA: two more
"An anomaly which often struck me in the character of my friend Sherlock Holmes was that, although in his methods of thought he was the neatest and most methodical of mankind, and although also he affected a certain quiet primness of dress, he was none the less in his personal habits one of the most untidy men that ever drove a fellow-lodger to distraction.
…when I find a man who keeps —- his tobacco in the toe end of a Persian slipper —- then I begin to give myself virtuous airs.”
The Musgrave Ritual
Another B radio interview. B says he’s doing this from LA