Anti-kyriarchy. MostlyLesbian. Doctor Who, Avengers (an embarrassing amount of Steve & Bucky really), Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes (all of them), Babylon 5, Fringe. Horses. Books. Film/theatre/acting. Language. History, recent and ancient. Feminism. LOTS of feminism.
Also, just a note - if I know who made a gif or screen capped something I'll mention it, but it's more likely that I have absolutely no idea. If you see something that's yours, by all means let me know so I can credit you properly. LIKE THIS ICON. Made by mizz_destiny on LJ
Jeremy Brett would have celebrated his 80th birthday today.
He is the embodiment of Sherlock Holmes for more than one generation. He brought us joy and pain and made us want to be smarter. His laugh was explosive and his misappropriation of furniture shaped the performance of younger Holmes portrayals.
Happy Birthday, Mr Brett. We will never forget and always appreciate you.
"In height he was rather over six feet, and so excessively lean that he seemed to be considerably taller. His eyes were sharp and piercing, save during those intervals of torpor to which I have alluded; and his thin, hawk-like nose gave his whole expression an air of alertness and decision. His chin, too, had the prominence and squareness which mark the man of determination. His hands were invariably blotted with ink and stained with chemicals, yet he was possessed of extraordinary delicacy of touch, as I frequently had occasion to observe when I watched him manipulating his fragile philosophical instruments."
Still my definitive Sherlock, even tho I love Russian Holmes and Elementary Holmes A LOT. I guess I love them all for different reasons - my limited exposure to the various Holmeses all appeal to me in one way or another. But now that I’ve started reading Doyle’s books, Brett seems to most accurately capture the character Doyle is describing.
(of course this is also a subjective thing and is probably influenced by the fact that Granada Holmes was my introduction to the character. anyways)