History Headscratchers / Sherlock

15th May '17 7:22:43 PM nombretomado
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** This is speculation, but 1972 was one of the most violent years of TheTroubles in Northern Ireland. The infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_(1972) Bloody Sunday]] shootings happened in February of that year, so it could be to do with that.

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** This is speculation, but 1972 was one of the most violent years of TheTroubles UsefulNotes/TheTroubles in Northern Ireland. The infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_(1972) Bloody Sunday]] shootings happened in February of that year, so it could be to do with that.
4th May '17 8:09:07 PM upupphoenixdown
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** He wasn't mocking Sherlock. He was testing what Sherlock remembered, especially in light of being about to "lose" his best friend again, which might make memories resurface. That said, Mycroft is that big of a dick. He saw Sherlock getting tortured, casually sat around letting it happen before stepping in just as Sherlock had about saved himself anyway, and all he really had to say about it afterward was to complain how horrible it had all been for ''him'', Mycroft, having to leave his posh office and do something for once.
4th May '17 7:46:25 PM upupphoenixdown
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** He doesn't fail to recognise her. See John's response: "For God’s sake. You know perfectly well who she is. Why are you playing for time?"


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** Also she started calling him "drowned Redbeard" and they took that to mean he was dead, not just disappeared. How many places can a 5-year-old go to ''drown'' someone? Of course it's the well!


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** She may have just wanted to meet them before it all went down, maybe test their observational powers in person.


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** Five years ago, Sherlock had a different relationship with Mycroft and hadn't been through most of his experiences with John. They were probably variables. Maybe even some other potential friend was accounted for. Moriarty would have just recorded a ton of clips for Eurus to use as they applies; no way did they discuss each exact one he should make in just those five minutes. Not saying that explains the bomb, though.
4th May '17 7:15:11 PM upupphoenixdown
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** This troper took Mycroft's line about a riot to mean not that the public would be outraged at finding out Sherlock was imprisoned, but that Sherlock would cause riots ''in'' the prison. He would manipulate the wardens and other inmates, both to try to escape (and maybe get a chance to steal drugs) and just out of boredom. The only other option is solitary, which according to ''The Abominable Bride'', [[spoiler:he was actually in for a week before getting on the plane, and he reacted by taking a ton of drugs the second he could]]. But even ''Mycroft'' sees what a horrible thing an extended stay in solitary is to do to a person. Sherlock would probably find a way to kill himself, even. No, it's better to give him something to do and some amount of freedom to do it, and at least those few months to live.
4th May '17 4:37:12 PM upupphoenixdown
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** She also saw him ''break up'' with Jeanette: \\\
'''Jeanette:''' You know, my friends are so wrong about you. You're a great boyfriend. \\
'''John:''' Okay, that’s good. I mean, I always thought I was great. \\
'''Jeanette:''' And Sherlock Holmes is a very lucky man. \\\
Given her shipping goggles, maybe Mrs. Hudson just...agreed.
4th May '17 3:11:04 PM upupphoenixdown
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** Cotton and possibly other fibers glow in UV. Try a UV light in your room sometime, it's fun. All sorts of random things will glow. The blanket is unrelated to the oil.
2nd May '17 7:33:14 AM Kalu-chan
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*** Depends on how well you can read people, and estimate how far they'd think. An easy way to test it would be to let a room full of people choose a number between 0 and 100, and whoever has ''half of the average'' wins something. Obviously, nobody will guess over 51, since 50 is the highest winning possible number, and only if everyone guesses 100. Since everyone will guess 50 or below, the highest possible winning number is actually 25. If everyone anticipates that, the highest winning number would be 12-13, etc. ''Nobody'' will guess 0 (though you will have one or two jokesters with 99-100, and probably someone guessing 0, 69, and 42), though, so you just need to estimate how far others will think, and then go one step further. Cabbie had to do the same: Almost everyone will guess "Okay, the one closer to me is the one I'm supposed to take, so I'll take the other one." and then the game starts. Cabbie can put the poison closer to him; but the victim might foresee that, and grab the one closer to themself, etc. [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow To win, one would have to guess how many steps the cabbie will believe they go, and then go one step further.]] The Cabbie has his facial expression as help, as you'll figure out if you like playing "Bullshit" - The best winning tactic is often to fake lying when you're telling the truth, as people are more likely to buy fake lying as real lying than bluffing as telling the truth. In the case of the Cabbie, easiest way might have been just smiling ever so slightly when the victim grabs the non-poison bottle. Victim would notice, think they're taking the poison, and change their mind.
28th Mar '17 1:36:45 PM eroock
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** As mentioned above, Molly is BeneathSuspicion. Mycroft is TheStoic. Sherlock is not close to his mum and dad, so most people would probably not even bother checking them. But Watson? Watson probably had people spying on him for a good year in case Sherlock wasn't dead, on the assumption that he would know.

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** As mentioned above, Molly is BeneathSuspicion.BeneathNotice. Mycroft is TheStoic. Sherlock is not close to his mum and dad, so most people would probably not even bother checking them. But Watson? Watson probably had people spying on him for a good year in case Sherlock wasn't dead, on the assumption that he would know.
3rd Mar '17 11:24:17 PM Noraneko
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* Even if Mycroft was satisfied that he had convinced Sherlock that Redbeard was a dog and retconned Sherlock (and our) memories, why mock him about it back in Season 3? "Ha, you're sentimental about your dead childhood dog" is dickish, but not out of line with something a needling sibling would say. "Ha, you're sentimental about your dead childhood friend, murdered by our secret sister?" Sure, it wouldn't sound out of place to Sherlock, but the memory of what really happened had to be running through Mycroft's head. Just... why? Even he's not that big of a dick, and we've seen him go pretty damn far.
30th Jan '17 12:33:07 PM JackBloodSucker
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** [[spoiler: Also, saying someone is gay is not the same as saying they’re bisexual. As someone who is bisexual, while I wouldn’t be offended if someone thought I was gay, I would certainly correct their misassumption. By sheer definitions, someone who is only attracted to their own gender is not the same as someone who is attracted to both genders. Irene specifies that she’s gay. She sleeps with women only. She never states that she wants to have sex with Sherlock. She wants to throw him down, tie him up, and make him beg for mercy. Twice. The definition of a professional Dominatrix. When Sherlock reads her pulse and pupil dilation, he does not find out that she wants to have sex with him. He finds out that she cares about him in some way. In fact, that’s the whole point of her and John’s little conversation:]]

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** [[spoiler: Also, saying someone is gay is not the same as saying they’re bisexual. As someone who is bisexual, while I wouldn’t be offended if someone thought I was gay, I would certainly correct their misassumption. By sheer definitions, someone who is only attracted to their own gender is not the same as someone who is attracted to both genders. Irene specifies that she’s gay. She sleeps with women only. She never states that she wants to have sex with Sherlock. She wants to throw him down, tie him up, and make him beg for mercy. Twice. The definition of a professional Dominatrix. When Sherlock reads her pulse and pupil dilation, he does not find out that she wants to have sex with him. He finds out that she cares about him in some way. In fact, that’s the whole point of her and John’s John’s little conversation:]]


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* In The Hounds Of Baskerville, Sherlock showed he knew who Margaret Thatcher was, yet fails to recognise her in this episode.
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