Saturday, December 28, 2013

Court Speaks on Public Domain Issue

So a court has finally called the Doyle estate on their crap and said all of the Sherlock Holmes characters are in the public domain.  Only the specific stories published after 1923 are still under copyright.  And if you ask me it is about bloody time.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock) has been speaking recently about being gay.  "It's just a fact," he says. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Shercock

Shercock by Alice Sanders is a short erotic story clearly based on the BBC TV series Sherlock.  In the fan-fiction world this kind of story is pretty common: take two or more characters, and describe them having sex.

For a story of this type it is pretty well written. And erotic fan-fiction is pretty well tolerated by many rights holders.  However this author has decided to use a photograph of the actor in costume on the cover, load the story on kindle, and charge money for it.  In my opinion this is very ill-advised.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Seeking Reviewers for Non-English Language Works

I am seeking reviewers for gay Sherlock Holmes works in languages other that English.

What I need:
A 100-200 word review of the work in the language it was written in (e.g. Chinese or Japanese language) and a translation of the review into English.  I require non-exclusive perpetual rights to post the review on this blog.

What I Will Provide:
I will buy the doujinshi or other non-English work and have it shipped to you.  I will pay $10 (US) via paypal for the completed review. 

Requirements:
The work must be on the subject of "gay Sherlock Holmes", because that is what this blog is about.

Examples:


If you are interested please email me at veinglory at gmail.com with the name of the title you wish to review and your mailing address.

Fragments

Fragments -- a BBC Sherlock Fanbook/doujinshi

Fragments is a 20 page stapled, A5 comic released in 2011. It is mainly in Chinese language.  This is a cute collection but at $19, steeply priced even for a doujinshi.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Ears are Burning

I came across this excerpt from Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations by Lynnette Porter (specifically from the essay "The Nobel Bachelor and the Crooked Man" by Carlen Lavigne):

"...according to the plainly titled and admirably thorough Gay Sherlock Holmes blog, the two characters (in their various novel/television/film incarnations) have publicly been the subjects of gay erotic imagining for some time..."