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the fall: a series of beautiful images, lee!, worked-hard muscle
Hi, everybody!

I had a dream last night that played out like the bulk of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, only Jensen was Harold (one beautiful boy deserves another, I guess) and Misha was Kumar. I don't even read RPF, and yet the dream unspooled without a hitch.

In other news, I finally watched Sherlock Holmes, which I was fully expecting to fall head over heels in love with, and I . . . didn't. It surprised me that I got on board with Jude Law's Watson a lot faster than I did with Robert Downey, Jr.'s Holmes, because (a) I've never been a fan of JL, and (b) like all right-thinking people, I adore RDJ. I thought the mystery was dull and pointless, and I wasn't a fan of this sexualized take on Irene Adler, who I didn't recognize from either "A Scandal in Bohemia" or the series by Carole Nelson Douglas (the first four books of which are delightful, and the rest not so much).

I was pleased by Watson's portrayal, which seemed to hew more closely to the books' version than to the rotund, obtuse version we've been given in previous screen adaptations. But Holmes kept throwing me off. It finally hit me that RDJ was playing Holmes as roguish, someone who gets not only satisfaction but enjoyment out of the use of his wondrous mental powers. I'd been expecting a much more stoic Holmes, someone whose smile would flash only rarely and therefore carry much more weight (see: Lee Pace as Calpernia in Soldier's Girl). It took me a second viewing (fast-forwarding through all of the Blackwood parts) to really enjoy the movie and the outrageous chemistry between RDJ and JL. And now I've been rolling around in fic for the last few days, so please, rec me anything that you loved!

And I have new Josh Charles on my TV tonight! Whoooot!

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I felt the same as you - "outrageous chemistry" is a perfect way to put it. :)

They were really amazing together!

I also just watched Holmes, and I also found the mystery itself rather dull. But fast-forwarding worked quite well for me! :P

Have you found any awesome fic yet? I'll probably troll through some rec lists in the next few days, but I haven't really started looking.

Oh, I have! If you go to my memories, click "Fic" and then sort so that anything starting with "SH" bundles together, you'll see all the fics I've especially loved.

Awesome! (It's about four million degrees outside today, and a perfect day to kick back with an iced coffee and a new fandom.)

I think my expectations were too high so the movie fell short for me (though I did enjoy it). I was pleased at how much I enjoyed JL since I've never been his biggest fan. I saw it in a theater and haven't watched it since but would like to. Perhaps a second viewing would help me appreciate it even more. That theory worked for the Trek re-boot which I enjoyed much more the second time around.

As for your dream... that would've been priceless!

Yes, I had a lot of my flist exclaiming over how magnificent the movie is, and it is, but only from certain angles.

The dream was really fun!

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