When you watch Sherlock, you probably sit and ask yourself at times, what could possibly be better than this? There’s lovable characters, adventure, danger, friendship, Rupert Graves, arch nemeses…what more could you ask for, right? Not much.
Except maybe animals. Because animals tend to make everything better.
Ok, maybe better for everyone except John…
Day 11 – The Bees and The Otters
As a BBC Sherlock fan, I’m sure you are very aware that before anything else Sherlock Holmes initially wanted to be a pirate. The Sherlock Holmes fandom has also known, since 1917, that the consulting detective himself, is fascinated with bees!
In the canon, Sherlock Holmes retires to Sussex and spends his days keeping bees. He studies them with as much fervor as he would approach the criminal streets of London. He has the mind of a scientist or a philosopher, and the bees seem quite fitting.
So what can you do to make your days spent waiting for Series 3 more bee!locked? Learn about bees! See if there is a local bee hive/farm in your area, and plan a day trip to visit, admire the hives, and get delicious honey (mmm). Besides, boring conversation? Don’t know what to say to someone? Trying to approach that person you like? Problem solved. Now you can properly spout bee facts at your friends, family, co-workers, everyone so that they may understand just how great bees are.
Bee!lock has been around for a long time, but of course you would be remiss to leave out the more recent phenomenon that is otterlock! So as you wait for the 19th to roll around today, also revisit your favorite otterlock (began as otterbatch in photos on right), hedgehog John/Jawn (began as art to a fic where Sherlock’s only friend was a hedgehog he named John & evolved to encompass Martin Freeman being a hedgehog). And, hey, maybe you’ll discover some new ones or decide to get creative with some animalock goodness for yourself!
What began as a set of photos comparing actor to otter quickly created an explosion of awesome art and screencap memes.
There are a variety of cuddly (and not so cuddly) creatures the Sherlock gang have been thought up as – just have fun with it and you’ll get through Day 11 with a smile on your face. If you do have a favorite animal version of our favorite detective duo and friends or create your own, by all means share with the rest of us in the comments.
Still more 15 Days of Sherlock to come as we get closer and closer to the Series 3 U.S. premier on January 19, stay tuned!
“He picked up the volume from the table and read out the whole title, Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, with Some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen. ‘Alone I did it. Behold the fruit of pensive nights and laborious days when I watched the little working gangs as once I watched the criminal world of London.'” – His Last Bow
Thanks for reading, cheers! Until then…