Monday, December 28, 2009

Revised Reunion

This is a more fleshed out version of Holmes's 1890 reunion with Helen Stoner. I decided that I indeed wanted her to wait to accept his proposal. It's around summertime, after the publication of SIGN in February 1890.

This is the year that Watson moves his practice from Paddington to Kensington, and Holmes thinks that Watson is trying to avoid him. He decides to try to move on by apologizing to Helen for what happened in Chapter 8. Again, the chapter numbers are based on the DIM outline as it stands now.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


It was an excellent movie, and I definitely intend to own this on DVD when it comes out. The way the Guy Ritchie film was advertised as a blockbuster action adventure, I feared that the characters might not get much development, but I was wrong. I was surprised and delighted with how good it was. For me, it was like on the level of Without a Clue, for fun, humor, and style.

More spoilery details below.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Well it's almost here! It's a rare movie that I go out to see on opening day, but I don't think I could stand to wait any longer. I've just got to brave the cold weather tomorrow and be thankful I'm not in the northern regions of this country, where the weather would be much worse.

In the mean time I've been working on my SPEC rewrite again. As I said, I really hated dropping the opening part where Helen sneaks out of Stoke Moran and Roylott bruises her wrist, so I'm going to add that back (in third person) to the beginning. I'll just cut out the stuff about Helen's train ride into London and her arrival at Baker Street, to speed up getting to Holmes knocking Watson up. I haven't finished the conversion of the old Reminiscences text yet, only getting through Helen waking up and deciding to go see Holmes, with a flashback to a discussion with Mrs. Farintosh a month ago.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Houston elects a lesbian mayor

I saw this news late last night and was quite happy. Houston is the largest city so far to elect a gay mayor. This is great news after the crappy year we've had concerning marriage rights and such.

Maybe now Texas will get some respect too. All I ever seem to hear on the blogosphere is how we're a redneck state that should go ahead and secede from the union. All while ignoring the fact that our big cities are blue, and idiots like Rick Perry don't represent us all. Nobody seems to remember that we have had many prominent Democrats in the past such as LBJ, Lloyd Bentsen, Jim Hightower, and Ann Richards. The current governor's race is still a mess, and I've already seen endless TV ads for both Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchinson. It's so annoying. I need to hear and learn more about Bill White, who seems to be the favorite among the Democratic hopefuls.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Prelude published

Okay I finally pulled the trigger and published Prelude to a Partnership as an ebook. I'm still not sure about the title, but couldn't come up with anything better except maybe "Prelude to Love" but I didn't want to definitely state whether Holmes would fall in love with Watson eventually.

Here's the link.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another story on Feedbooks

I've now published "Watson's Finances" on Feedbooks. This is the non-slash version that doesn't end with them heading off to the nearest bedroom. It's not really hetero either, since neither of them talk about their love lives. This is merely a warm up posting, testing the waters before I publish Prelude in full.