The Empty Hearse: Equal Parts Love Letter and Restraining Order

When Sherlock busted through a glass window on Wednesday night, said window might as well have been laser etched with the words "THE FOURTH WALL!" written in comic sans. Because folks: that was some bullshit. Let me put all of my cards on the table here before I really get into it: I hate on-screen, … Continue reading The Empty Hearse: Equal Parts Love Letter and Restraining Order

Why Stephen Fry’s “Offensive” Quote is Total Bullshit

This quote, which gets passed around quite a bit (particularly following the┬áMartin Freeman shit from last week), has become an unfortunate call to arms for all rape joke apologists and casual racists. It's reached a point where "what it really means" has become eclipsed by what it's been taken to mean -- namely that you … Continue reading Why Stephen Fry’s “Offensive” Quote is Total Bullshit

Caitlin Moran’s Sherlock Fanfiction Stunt Isn’t a Big Deal

On Sunday, Caitlin Moran -- bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and longtime writer for The Times -- hosted a Q&A panel for the BFI following the screening of the newest Sherlock episode, due out New Year's Day. And people are pissed. Apparently Moran dared to ask stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman … Continue reading Caitlin Moran’s Sherlock Fanfiction Stunt Isn’t a Big Deal

Neil Gaiman and the Problem of Fan Interaction

The difficult thing about a book blog is that, unlike movies, nothing really compels me to exclusively read and review new releases. Mainly because trustworthy, unbiased and professional reviews are hard enough to find for new books -- let alone to find on a website that collects and processes them as efficiently as Rottentomatoes. So … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and the Problem of Fan Interaction