Landing

Landing

That’s pretty deep.

Because it’s not the fall that kills you, Sherlock. Of all people, you should know that, it’s not the fall, it’s never the fall. It’s the landing!

– Jim Moriarty from Sherlock

Life.

Cruising.

Bones.

Tingling.

Blood.

Racing.

She thought it was flight,

So she flew with delight.

But she soon lost sight

And fell into the night.

Slowly, the rancid smell

Crept up her nose.

Slowly, the claustrophobia,

Swallowed her soul.

With fear in her eyes

And pain in her voice,

She was too late to realise

That she had landed in her pit of lies.

Life.

Crushed.

Bones.

Broken.

Blood.

Flowing.

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Sherlocked!

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So I’ve been binge-watching Sherlock so much that the only word that can define me is insane addict  SHERLOCKED!!!

I’ve been so Sherlocked that it is the only thing I’m talking about these days.

Friend – Yo, how did you score on the Science exam?

Me – I got 81.5 on 90.

Friend – That’s good! Then why the long face?

Me – Sherlock would have got more…

Friend – *face palms*

images And Benedict Cumberbatch is fabulous as Sherlock Holmes. The same class and elan, sarcasm, and wit cannot be seen elsewhere.

So guys, DO WATCH Sherlock. Life is worthless if you don’t. And for all the boys out there waiting for a glimpse of me:

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Poor, Poor Irene…

Irene Adlers

Irene Adlers

Well, we all remember the gorgeous Rachel McAdams as the American adventuress and thief, Irene Adler. We also remember the raucous Irene Adler, the dominatrix, portrayed by Lara Pulver. And after much hesitation, we think of Natalie Dormor’s Irene Adler, the Irene Adler who was also the evil Jamie Moriarty.

What do all these addling Adlers have in common? Their love interest – Sherlock Holmes


 

Rachael McAdams

Rachael McAdams as Irene

But how many of us remember the actual Irene Adler, the retired opera singer, married to Mr.Norton, had a romantic affair with the King of Bohemia, and considered Sherlock Holmes her ‘antagonist’? Not many.


 

Lara Pulver

Lara Pulver as Irene

What went wrong with this respectful lady? Probably that she was the only female to have outwitted him does not make her Sherlock’s crush. As a matter of fact, Holmes regarded Irene as his equal and was quite resentful of that fact. Not even Moriarty could equal that.


 

Natalie Dormor

Natalie Dormor as Irene/Jamie

So when did the ‘Irene-and-Sherlock-have-a-mutual-crush-on-each-other’ cliche start? Probably in 1969, by William Stuart Baring-Gould, who wrote Nero Wolfe of West Thirty-Fifth Street. He claimed that Nero Wolfe, America’s famous armchair detective, was the son of Sherlock and Irene. Maybe this might have led to all the ‘Sherlene’ ideas.


 

Whatever. I am very sorry for the poor Irene Adler. Why do people confuse this honorable woman into a seductress? The original Irene was happily married, and walked out of Holmes’s life as soon as her business with him was over. It is impossible that mystery, intrigue and elusiveness could surround such a woman.


 

Though all the other Irenes are good too, nothing beats Arthur Conan Doyle’s Irene Adler. And a few people think so too.

R.I.P. Irene…