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Yeah, I know him. You could say that I know him better than anyone but himself, and I guess it would be true. There is only one thing that remains a mystery to me about him: Does he still like me or does he hate me? I’m not even close to being sure.
I’ve known him all of my... no. I guess you’d want the shorter version. Not the Chile version, but the Christina one. Well, here goes. She’s known him since the 2nd week or so of 2nd grade. So, about five and a half years. She moved from Plano in 2nd grade and was in Mrs. Clifton’s class in her new town. In that class I don’t really remember too many people, but I do remember Erin and Emily, who greeted me at the door, Boston, my first crush in this new place, Brittany, the first one I told, Elaina, the first to sit alone waiting with me, Josh, the first person who I could relate to, Ethan, the first one to play with me during recess, and Daniel. He wasn’t the first for anything. He wasn’t my first friend, nor my second or third for that matter, wasn’t my first crush, my first playmate, or my first new face. So why do I remember him so clearly?
He would talk to me, that’d be my first answer. But a lot of people had talked to me, so that wouldn’t be right. The fact that his mom was also from South America or that he also spoke Spanish? No, that couldn’t be it either. I myself am not really sure. I guess it was because he was such a good friend to me. Whenever I was feeling bad, ‘Dandaman’ would always be there for me. He would always tell a joke, and i’d see the playful light in his eyes and he’d make everything feel better. He was the best, onliest friend that I had in school for a long time.
Stina, he’d always call me. I’d call him Danny, though he’d call himself Dandaman. We’d always do everything together. At recess, we started the tradition of playing soccer that lasted for our entire time through school. It started out with Danny, Ethan, Boston, and I, two on two, in a gigantic field. That first game, we’d lost 4-3, but it had been one of the most fun things that I’d ever done.
Then third grade came around. Everything changed in the end of that year. We stayed friends through most of it, though I didn’t notice that he was starting to have a crush on me. But, Emmalee, Josh, and Cami were in that class, changing a lot. For one, I was still friends with Daniel, but I tended to spend more time with Emmalee, so he’d spend more time with Josh. But in fact, I was even better friends with Daniel at that time than Emmalee. And, I tended to get incredibly angry whenever I got anywhere around Cami. I still remember, though, how he’d spend every lunch time playing food fight or food mystery with his food until I couldn’t breathe, I was laughing so hard. Then, on the last day of third grade, reality struck. We were having recess in the front, I was leaning on a tree, thinking about things that I can no longer remember, when Kyle the leprechaun went up to me with a message from Daniel: that he liked me. The message was repeated by Daniel himself several times until I could finally believe him.But me, being the stupid third grader I was, turned him down.
Okay, Elementary, a CBS tv show based on the Sherlock Holmes books... And it may have some similarities to the Sherlock BBC version... Oh, boy...
Well, to be completely honest, I´m excited for this show-NOW HEAR ME OUT BEFORE YOU KILL ME!
For what I read, Sherlock is still british but will move to New York for a rehab, because of his drug addiction, and there he will meet Joan Watson (yes, John is a woman) and she will be his "sober companion".
Now before you go all "THEY ARE RIPPING OF SHERLOCK!!1!!1!!", they might not... In the BBC version Sherlock had already got over his drug addiction, in this one he´s not, he went to rehab and still has a "sober companion", wich is a very interesting way to Sherlock and Joan meet. Not to mention his drug addiction may make it difficult for him to solve cases and thus needing Joan support to get clean. It will be interesting seeing their relationshiop envolve around that.
And now, female John Watson. Personally, I don´t hate it! I always wanted to see a female version of John, and even though Lucy Liu is asian, she is a great actress and I have my faith on her. Maybe they´ll make her a lesbian or maybe she´s a love interest for Sherlock, either way I´m fine with it. (Yes, I know I´m a Sherlock/John slut)
But not everything is a sea of roses. Even though I love Lucy Liu, and I´m sure she´ll do just fine, they are taking John Watson´s military past, she isn´t a veteran, she´s a surgeon who lost her license... REALLY?! Why can´t se be a veteran?! What´s so wrong with a woman who was in the war!!?? Not only that but she´s aparently a surgeon who can´t do her job?? She lost her license for a reason, we know she lost a patient but we don´t know what the circumstances were and what she did... It´s very vague... We don´t know if she really messed up or if it was hospital bureacracy red tape crap!! But it still annoys me, they should have let the veteran past be and not messed it up... And does she even know how to use a gun? In the Sherlock BBC version John knew how to defend himself, does Joan Watson know too? Or will she be a woman needing Sherlock to rescue her every single time?... I hope CBS doesn´t mess this up.
But moving on...
I have been reading some reviews of Elementary´s pilot, so far they´ve been good. Some have said that it was CBS strongest´s pilots, others said it was good but it wasn´t really Sherlock anymore... They say Sherlock is still arrogant and self-satisfied and even though there are some similiarities it isn´t really a rip-off.
And aparently Sherlock is not assexual but... sexual. A playboy Sherlock?... Hmmm... It might be interesting, I want to see what they do with this character and how does he interact with Joan. I would also love to see how they will do Irene, she is The Woman after all, maybe she´ll be just like Sherlock with a femme fatale style. And I just can´t wait to see how Irene will intreact with Joan, since they are both woman maybe there would be some rivaly going on between them.
I also want to see how they´ll play James Moriarty, will they do a more similiar version of the BBC version or more like the books, or maybe a MIX! Sassy Professor Jimmy Moriarty! Oh god, I can´t wait to see it.
So, these are my thoughts. And to all the fans who hate the idea and hope it is cancelled... The pilot isn´t even out yet, when the pilot comes out and you see it and still hate it then, YES, you can rant all you want and hope it gets cancelled. But it´s not even out yet, don´t make a opinion on something that you haven´t seen yet. I´m a fan of the BBC version myself and I still have my doubts on this, maybe it will suck or maybe it will be awesome, we DON´T KNOW, so just wait and see. CBS has great shows, maybe Elementary will be one of them.