I Spy With My Little Eye Something…Fishy

I realize that posting while one is sleepy is probably not the best idea, but I just realized I forgot to do my actual post for today, so here goes nothing 😉

I have been watching a new show–Sherlock (it’s a British sitcom)–and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It reminds me of how much I’ve always wanted to be Sherlock Holmes. But it also made me realize something. Let’s all be honest here: if someone started listing out facts about you and your life that they shouldn’t know, what would you say?

I’d probably do one of two things:

1) Shout, “You’re a creep” and run away

or 2) Punch them in the face.

Seeing as how I’ve never actually punched anyone (except in my head where I punch people all the time), I’m going to say that I’d probably go with number one. So, really, while everyone’s always saying how cool Sherlock Holmes is–thanks to the films with the pretty spectacular (and attractive) Robert Downey Jr.–in real life he’d be eccentric, strange, and most likely friendless. Because when you really think about it, eccentric genius people tend to not have a lot of friends.

Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle knew that, he only wrote his fictional character Dr. Watson as a companion. One friend. A fictional character with one friend. So you can imagine how lonely he’d be if he was real, and yet people are still saying he would be cool. That’s because Robert Downey Jr. is cool and he’s not actually Sherlock Holmes. Spoiler Alert–ooh, sorry, too late.

Still, if I had even an ounce of the mystery solving ability that Sherlock Holmes possesses, both in literature and in film, I would be the best mystery writer ever. At the moment, though, mystery isn’t even in the genres I like to write. Probably because I’d give the plot so many twists that by the end I’d be so utterly confused I’d end up with, “the butler did it”. Original, I know.

I’m still trying to answer the age-old question: “If you could invite anyone to have dinner with you–living, dead, fictional, or otherwise–who would it be?” Of course I have the typical ones: Jesus (because there are more than just religious questions you could ask him. For example: are there aliens?), Johnny Depp (because he’s awesome), Lewis Carroll, Peter Pan, the list goes on and on.

But then I got to thinking, what about Sherlock Holmes? It would be pretty exciting to pick his brain, but there’d also be the chance of him being high and I’m not sure that I’d want to ask him questions while he was stoned. I feel like it would discredit the answers.

These are the things I’ve been thinking about while sitting on my bed and watching British people for the last couple of hours. Aren’t I just so exciting?

But I’ll tell you what is exciting:  the first chapter of our novel is being posted right here tomorrow!!! If you read my earlier post, you will already know about this, but in case you haven’t, go ahead and check it out. The post is entitled: This is an Informative Post (or something like that) and should show up on the main page just below this one. It’s going to be awesome!!!

See you soon,

Mel

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