When people ask how you’re doing at the end of the semester
- kid: dad whats a 69
- dad: well son, a 69 is when two people who love each other very much get together with a 6 and a 9 and a 5 6 7 8 [spotlight turns on] [dad breaks into jazz number]
Sherlock Holmes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories…and all of the ensuing variations.
(Most notably the modern BBC variation, the Guy Richie films (the ones with Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes), the series with the guy who I constantly mistake for Brett Spinner, and Elementary)
This post mostly focuses on the BBC variation, as he’s the variation I’ve the most familiarity with.
HOWEVER, I am of the very strong opinion that Holmes is probably one of few characters who I can say that all of his variation are somewhere along the Spectrum…and often tempered by other varying mental bugbears.
(Cyclical episodes of mania, without depressive episodes or bipolar disorder are the two ones which ping for other variants…alongside addiction (which, yes is canon, but some variants drop the whole ‘7% solution’ comments for a ‘cleaner’ variation of the story)
- Focused skill set with deficits in areas which are not related to his focus set
"The Blind Banker" has a brilliant example of this- where something established as ‘common knowledge’ (solar system) is deemed ‘not interesting’ therefore quickly forgotten and not able to be recalled
- How he describes his own cognitive abilities
- Coping mechanisms
(Social, not stuff like stimming)
- Sensory funkiness
You cannot convince me that BBC Sherlock’s preference for tighter button down shirts isn’t anything BUT something linked into sensory defense/seeking…
…And at the same time, you cannot convince me that his willingness to run decomp/chemistry related forensic experiments in his own flat isn’t something to do with a hyposensitivity of some variation.
Twiddling with things,
- How he interacts with peers at/around age level…
…And the fact it seems most of his successful interactions are either with individuals below peer age or far above peer age.
- The fact he’s show to shutdown/meltdown
(RDJ’s Sherlock has meltdowns, it appears both Elementary and BBC Sherlock have shutdowns)
I don’t understand american school years what the fuck is a freshman or a sophomore why do you have these words instead of the numbers
what why would you use numbers
so IT FUCKING MAKES SENSE WHAT THE HELL IS A SOFT MOORE OR A FRESH MAN WHY ARE THE MEN FRESH