Tara (ravenclawed) wrote,
Tara
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This is going to take a while.

Since my Beauty and the Beast rewrite was going nowhere slow (the story of my life, see Sunday's entry), I've decided to put that on the backburner. Instead, I'm going to try something completely different. I'm going to... *drumroll* try my hand at a pastiche, a Sherlock Holmes fic.

You know what that means, right? Research. I've already watched The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on DVD and I'm working my way through The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Jeremy Brett is amazing. He's what got me hooked on Sherlock all over again.

I've started on the Canon. Yes, that's with a capital C. That's how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 short stories and 4 novels about Holmes and Watson are referred to. Right now, I'm on chapter 2 of A Study in Scarlet, henceforth referred to by its official abbreviation, STUD. I'm sure that's a reference to Holmes himself. It's a much better abbreviation than, say, ASS, which would refer to Inspector Lestrade.

I got that abbreviation from The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Sherlock Holmes by Dick Riley and Pam McAllister. It's absolutely necessary for any Sherlockian, new or old.

I've also bought a few pastiche books -- Holmes for the Holidays, More Holmes for the Holidays, and a few others. I'll review those later.

I wonder how long it'll take me to read the entire Canon. Hopefully, not more than a couple of weeks. Sherlock is one complicated protagonist, and I really want to read all that Doyle wrote about him.
Tags: beauty and the beast, holmes
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