Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows *is*Slash Fanfiction

Four reasons why "Game of Shadows" is slash fanfic:

  1. All close female characters are quickly thrown away, killed or left at home. Yes, there is the gypsy girl, but when is she ever represented as a love interest?
  2. One character is repeatedly hurt, with close reaction shots from the other. Including the full range of h/c standards from loneliness and grief to torture and near death (repeatedly).
  3. Anachronism, implausible physics and misappropriation of canon is rampant. Canon elements (yes, I mean you Reichenbach falls) are blown hugely out of proportion.
  4. One character proves himself unable to stay sane alone, the other needs to be rescued from a villain.

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