2011-06-17 12:11 pm (UTC)
But am I right in thinking that canon!Holmes also did science as a hobby as well as for his work?
Yes, I think you are. He was so supernaturally curious that he could not be contained by the world of ordinary observations. He had to
. (Somehow it all gets back to slash, doesn’t it?)
I do agree about the experiments, though. In addition to the sexiness of a man who knows how to gently handle specimen samples in public, there’s also something way hott about competence, in any field — let alone something as complex and frustrating as "science."
Re ridiculous science: I rather enjoyed this spoof courtesy of Red Dwarf:
(BUT THAT WOULD ALL LOOK PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD ON
, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.)
I wonder if he's giving it a reacharound on the steering wheel too.
AND THEN I DIED.
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