“Quiet people have the loudest minds”
This is certainly true in my case! So much going on in there, it can be hard to focus on any one thing sometimes. :)
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I made this graphic because some people like to complain that changing the gender/sex of the characters somehow “ruins” or “desecrates” Arthur Conan Doyle’s legacy. Funnily enough nobody ever complains when they are turned into mice, dogs, etc. (Presumably because they are still male.) As you can see there have been several female versions of these characters in the past, and they have hardly ruined anything.
Some of the oldest adaptations only had the actor info for Holmes on IMDB, so either Watson didn’t exist in those films at all, or the actor is unknown. (If he did exist it’s pretty safe to assume he was male.)
I excluded incarnations where Holmes/Watson only appeared once as guest stars in unrelated tv shows. (There were lots.)
This is awesome.
Didn’t realize I’d ever say this, but Oxford University Press Blog FTW!
Reasons we joined Tumblr… the wonderful tumblrians! (Thank you, thelifeguardlibrarian!)
Uhh, Oxford UP knows about us. I’m having all the nerdy feelings right now.
I love the use of gifs to describe how they chose the word gifed. :-D
“All of Hollywood is run on one assumption: that women will watch stories about men, but men won’t watch stories about women… All of the decisions are made based on this - this concrete fact - and nobody’s ever really proved that that’s true. I think it’s a horrible indictment of our society of we assume that one-half of the population is just not interested in the other half”
-Geena Davis, Actor & Activist
Books give you a better perspective
“If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.”
WPA poster promoting Library Week at the Chicago Public Library.
“Your public library invites you to make its acquaintance” ->I love that!