Dear people attending the Sherlock premiere in 3 days,
first off, Congratulations. secondly,
PLEASE NO SPOILERS. PUT IT IN A READ MORE PLEASE. DEAR GOD PLEASE DON’T MAKE A BIG POST ABOUT HOW SHERLOCK DID IT OR HOW JOHN FEELS OR WHATEVER THAT PEOPLE MIGHT SEE UNINTENTIONALLY. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE
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A mysterious post on one of the sleuth’s blogs has fans scrambling for answers
Yesterday evening, without warning, the blog Text Messages from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson updated for the first time in over a year. This would be unremarkable—after all, there are many Sherlock Holmes fan blogs on the web, and more than a handful purport to be written by the man himself—except “Texts” was established by the deceased detective and his flatmate, John Watson, as an informal way to communicate with fans. In other words, it’s an official channel.
The posted message, in response to a fan-posed question about where the two men would settle if they had to leave London, read, “I could never stay away permanently,” and was followed by Sherlock Holmes’s unique signature, “SH.”
So, is it official? Has Sherlock Holmes risen from the grave?
“It’s rubbish,” said John Watson when interviewed this morning. “It’s someone playing a prank. Don’t encourage them.”
But fans aren’t so certain. “He’s the cleverest man in the world,” posted one fan on Tumblr, shortly after the message’s appearance. “Who says he hasn’t found some way to come back?”
There has long been speculation that Sherlock Holmes was wrongly accused of staging the cases he solved, even that he faked his own suicide. Some enthusiasts believe that the sleuth assumed the identity of Jeremy Sigerson, a fan who posted on his blog that he would find a way to clear Holmes’ name, then disappeared. Others excitedly share “Sherlock sightings” around the globe. “#BelieveInSherlock” and “#SherlockLives” have both trended on Twitter.
Cleverness is one thing—Holmes would undeniably still had to have been clever to fake his cases—but surely cheating death falls into a different category?
“He is a different category,” exclaimed another young, deerstalker-wearing fan outside Barts this morning. And, echoing the sentiments of many hopefuls awaiting the sleuth’s return, she added, “I wouldn’t be surprised if he was just too smart to stay dead, you know. And he’ll be back for sure. London is his home.”
Whoever hacked this blog:
I don’t know how you did this but you are not funny or clever. I get notified on my mobile whenever anything goes up here. This post will be taken down.