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INTERVIEWER: Was it difficult getting the complexities of the different [Sherlock Holmes] characters from the original books? A lot of adaptations turn Watson into a bumbling idiot, completely different to his personality in the books.

MOFFAT: […] With Watson, the problem is when you remove the narrator function from him—because he’s really just the ideal audience for Sherlock Homes in the book. You actually have to do something more with him.

Our Doctor Watson is very sardonic and snarky and funny. But if you actually look at the original Doctor Watson, he isn’t; he’s endlessly credulous, constantly amazed—not quite Nigel Bruce—but [he] nonetheless has an epic ability to be wrong about everything.

[In Conan Doyle canon] he’s not as thick as he can sometimes be presented, but he is comically astonished by Sherlock Holmes’ deductions for the entire thirty years of their friendship. You think at a certain point he might know Sherlock Holmes has probably got this one — not saying, ‘You cant possibly know that, Holmes!’ Not three decades in!

We’ve got an actor like Martin Freeman, and I think the thing that’s important for Doctor Watson is that he’s definitely hugely competent.

He’s not any kind of genius, but he’s a very competent military man, and a good doctor with a stout heart, and the best friend you could want, and the first man a genius would trust—which is a huge compliment.

A genius chooses him.

A genius who understands everything about everybody chooses John to be the man he trusts.

So that’s about as big a compliment as you can get, really.

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Steven Moffat

(Emer Sugrue’s University Observer interview transcript, February 2012 [x])

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 It’s always you. John Watson, you keep me right

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fusiliersindefenceofjohnwatson:

i love john watson, i love john watson, i love john watson

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the manuscripts of the masters: classical music

bach
beethoven
chopin
rachmaninoff  
rimsky-korsakov
schubert
tchaikovsky
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cupidmike:

wentworthsbitch:

cupidmike:

This is by far the stupidest thing I have ever made

youre an idiot, but i love you.

Truer words have never been spoken

cupidmike:

wentworthsbitch:

cupidmike:

This is by far the stupidest thing I have ever made

youre an idiot, but i love you.

Truer words have never been spoken

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dixonchesters:

Harry Potter And The Battle Of Drama Queens

"Listen to the idiot. He’s really laying it on thick, isn’t he?"

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madlori:


 Bilbo wearing the mithril shirt in the new poster x

I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THIS POSTER OKAY

madlori:

 Bilbo wearing the mithril shirt in the new poster x

I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THIS POSTER OKAY

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thranduilkingofsmirkwood:

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mistlethalia:

But! But but but!

Sam DOES follow, just not right away. Sam lives a long, prosperous, ridiculously happy life in Hobbiton with Rosie, with whom he has many children. He was mayor of Hobbiton SEVEN times until he retired at age 96, oversaw the establishment of the Shire as its own independent land, and was personally given the Star of the Dunedain by King Elessar as a gesture of friendship and love. But when Rosie passed away on Mid-Year’s day, Sam rode out from Bag End on September 22nd for the last time and finally followed Frodo to Valinor as the third and last Ringbearer to do so at the grand old age of 104.

He did exactly as Frodo asked him to. He was whole, and happy, and he enjoyed and did more than he could have ever imagined when he was a humble gardener listening in for tales of the Elves. And when he had lived out his life in peace and absolute happiness he earned his reward and followed Frodo home.

DON’T TOUCH ME OH MY ERU. 

Samwise Gamgee: Best character in the whole goddamn LoTR continuum.

I can’t even talk about Sam Gamgee. If his depth of loyalty and love aren’t enough, think about the fact that his ONLY hesitance to hand the ring back to Frodo came from his desire to not burden his friend with it again; he didn’t even think about keeping the power for himself. He is so simple and good and i just get so emotional about Samwise okay

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navydream:

When they were talking about Sherlock’s childhood! ♥♥♥

navydream:

When they were talking about Sherlock’s childhood! ♥♥♥

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