First, I’m setting myself a challenge of a new post per day for the rest of the year to help feed my SherlockCrack Addiction until they start Season 3 of BBC Sherlock. So please check back. So we didn’t quite make that plan, but the reason was, in part, that folks seemed to prefer getting more writing done. So we’re focusing on that for now.
Second, this site is veyr much a work in progress. I’ll be adding and improving as I get time between all the other time sinks in my life. So suggestions appreciated and patience requested.
I don’t remember at what age I first watched a Sherlock Holmes movie, but it was probably in infancy since my mother was an Anglophile and mystery fan and it probably starred Basil Rathbone. I do know that I first read a Sherlock Holmes story around age 8 and my mother was told it was “inappropriate for reading for a third grader.” Needless to say, this only encouraged me to read more of them.
As skeptical as I was about a modernized re-boot of Sherlock and Watson, I’ve been totally blown away by the new BBC Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. It’s not just the acting (all the acting) or the amazing success of the writing in capturing the spirit of the original stories (especially if you put them in perspective of their time), but the directing, the cinematography, the production — everything! Yes, I’ve become a fan — again.
So much so I ordered the UK boxed set, watched Season 2 and [not really a SPOILER ALERT!] decided to emulate Sherlock’s caring for “the side of the angels” and put my passion for Sherlock Holmes and my geek-girl skills together to create a charity fund for animal and wilderness rescue (I figure since Sherlock has trouble understanding “sentiment” for animals (sorry, Season 2 as well), I should step into the breach) and, naturally, children’s literacy.
All profits from my products and any direct donations will be distributed to charity. The bulk will go to various animal, wildlife or wilderness rescue and conservation efforts throughout the world. The organizations will change from month to month (or as needed) and I’ll be listing the groups on this site. 10% of all profits will be donated to Kids Need to Read which donates books to libraries in need and has folks like actor, Nathan Fillion and author/artist, James Owen working for them.
And while I’m totally geeking out on BBC’s new Sherlock series (Curse you, Moffat and Gatiss!), please don’t think I don’t embrace Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson in all of their incarnations — or turn away support from any Sherlock fans of any flavour. To me, Jeremy Brett will always be the definitive, classic Sherlock while Robert Downey, Jr. will always be my “action hero” Sherlock. Of course, Basil Rathbone will always hold a place in my heart as my first Sherlock crush. And the books will always be canon, to be read and re-read throughout my life.
I am open to suggestions for new products, ideas or suggestions, so feel free to kibbitz.
Thank you for your support!