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I am currently working on a comedy mystery novel set in a world somewhat like ours. I can draw with either my right or my left hand, and I love to paint. I administer the blog for The Original Tree Worshippers of Rock County--rocksherlockotw.blogspot.com--a Sherlockian group I co-founded that meets in Janesville, Wisconsin, and am a founding member of The Cherry Street Irregulars, writers who gather (in groups of two or more) with laptops to create, critique, and support one another.
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Pro-Liu: Lucy Liu as Dr. Watson

My Facebook page supporting Lucy Liu being cast as Dr. Watson is up to 21 Likes. It has lots of links to other blogs with articles about race, gender, and, of course, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Lucy Liu.http://www.facebook.com/ProLiuLucyLiuAsDrWatson

Here are some links to interesting blog posts
 (sometimes the comments section is really interesting too) 
on the subject of Lucy Liu as Watson:


  1. I too love Elementary and Lucy's performance as Watson.

    Great to know that there are people out there, who can look beyond BBC Sherlock and enjoy different flavors of Sherlock Holmes adaptations :)

    1. Yes, and I don't see what all the fuss is about; I've heard all the arguments, but they don't seem very logical to me. All these different versions have always existed at the same time. Clive Brook was Holmes in 1929 and 1933. Arthur Wontner didn't wait for him to be done with the role; he played Holmes from 1931-1935. No one waited for Wontner to be done; Raymond Massey, Robert Rendel, Martin Frick, and Reginald Owen all played Holmes during that period. It has been the same with pastiches; no pastiche writer has ever waited for another to be "done" before writing his or her own vision of Holmes. No one should.

      (Gets off soapbox, only tripping slightly.)

    2. The late Arthur Wontner probably has the most resemblance to Sidney Paget's drawings. I love how Wontner conveyed Holmes's subtle sense of sarcastic humor in his performance.

      I think all the fuss raised by the BBC Sherlock fandom is because they are unaware of the fact that Sherlock Holmes is a character in the public domain. The way they reacted to Elementary was both pathetic and amusing!

  2. Source for dates relating to actors playing Holmes: