We have been toying with the idea of doing commentaries for awhile. Lord knows we have enough to say! So we’re delighted to announce that we’re moving forward with the idea!
The commentaries will be released through our podcast and have a small introduction before we tell you when to click play on the film/episode we’re talking about. Watch and listen along as we’ll point our facts, debate, poke fun, and generally enjoy the piece with you. The best part is that you all will be deciding what we comment on!
So please vote in the poll below to decide what our first commentary will be!
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The poll will close on May 17th.
Our commentary logo and post was made by Vic!
Ummm - I think you forgot one. Ritchieverse doesn’t even make the list of choices?? And yet Ritchieverse is the catalyst for the Big Three current versions… (*grumble*) Ah, well, sincerely hope we see it in a future commentary…
I literally just randomly thought of ones. Do calm down.
Oh, all righty then. I’m calm - just doing, um, commentary. We’re just so used to being left out (*sniffle*)…and we’re really very nice and badass and cute and all.
(Plus you get two reblogs out of this…! <g> )
Let them have their Ritchievere-free fun, see if we care…
Like you said, we’re practically used to being left out of fandom fun, we could have fun on our own…
WHO NEEDS THEM ANYWAY?
Jesus effing Christ on a pogo stick, I reblog Ritchie ‘verse on the BSB tumblr whenever I see it. So glad to see it’s appreciated. What the fuck.
Are all Sherlockians just in a constant state of Grumpiness?
Why is there no Series 3?
Why won’t the babes do an Audio Commentary for our thing?
Why won’t these young Wipper-Snappers get off my Holmsian Lawn?
WHY WON’T ELEMENTARY COME OUT ON DVD SO AS I CAN FINALLY WATCH THE BLOODY THING?
Why won’t the people at Asylum Sherlock Holmes do a sequel?
Why isn’t William Gillette still touring?
Why can’t there be a duck version of The Great Mouse Detective?
Why am I so angry about things?
Why aren’t Ben Whishaw and Eddie Remayne currently filming a queer version of the canon?
Why can’t we paint a giant portrait of Jude Law shirtless next to Mount Rushmore?
Why do I fail to understand that busy people who provide free media content are probably going to pick their own favorite things to cover first?
sherlockiansbepositive.tumblr.com is a very happy place. It’s great we can really celebrated how amazing and positive fandom can be.
221bcon Panel (well, part of it)
“Fanon, What the Hell is Wrong with Us?”
That was so much fun! Thanks, everyone, for such great questions and discussion!
The fanon panel was fantastic, it was such a fun one to be on. My favorite part about it though was the sense of very strong community that we all had. We laughed about the crazy jokes fandom has and that we’re “insane,” but we were all so PROUD to be those insane people. We love the show, we love each other, and we love what has come out of these past few years.
That’s what I truly adore about this fandom. It’s all about the love. It was a very happy place to be.
My fellow panelists were amaaaaaazing, I looooove them alllll.
Also… sorry about throwing the little knitted Sherlock off the table. That was mean. I’m still laughing about it though.
The Baker Street Babes take our podcast duties very, very seriously. (Thank you, Ashley Polasek, for illustrating this.)
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Click through above for a fantastic fandom article!
“Recently, the new wave of internet fandom has come under scrutiny, particularly in the Sherlock Holmes community. Some of the more traditional fan-based groups that pride themselves on their scholarly approach to their passion showed disdain for the new generation of Sherlockians. It is no secret that some prominent members of the Baker Street Irregulars (we’re looking at you, Shreffler) expressed their disapproval of popular podcasters, The Baker Street Babes. The situation even warranted a mention in a New York Times article. The fact that anyone’s “fan cred” can be questioned is ridiculous. The fact that female fans were targeted specifically YET AGAIN is outrageous. Didn’t we just fight this “fake geek girl” battle? Clearly the war is still ongoing.
The BSI and BSB situation raised an interesting dialogue on what it means to be a fan, one which we believe the majority of the BSI responded to beautifully. The fact of the matter is, anyone can be a fan of something. It doesn’t truly matter how long you’ve been a fan of Sherlock Holmes or the Avengers. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read every single canon story and if you don’t write academic essays on the homoerotic subtext of Batman comics. It doesn’t matter if you don’t regularly discuss the deeper symbolism of Doctor Who episodes at dinner parties. If you love something you are free to express that love and connect with others in any way you see fit. This is a truth that should go without saying.”
The Baker Street Babes are a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, and are happy to say that our contribution from the Daintiest Thing Under a Bonnet Charity Ball is finally being processed at the event donations center in the amount of about $2500.00 following expenses!
The auction could not have gone better! And we could not possibly be more grateful for the absolutely wicked support from the Sherlock Holmes online fandom, the Sherlockian scion community, the Baker Street Irregulars, the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes, and people who fit into no category and are simply amazing, like the proprietors of the Salmagundi Club. See you next year, when we’ll be soliciting more fandom love for wounded veterans, and bless you all in the meanwhile!
#FreeSherlock, Shreffgate, and The Babes in The New York Times today! Arts section, C1 and C6! Beautiful photo of Lyndsay included ;)
Read the article [HERE]
It’s just over a month until 221b Con!! WHEEEE!!! And I, Curly, have gotten my panels! So where can you find me and my fellow Babes (Taylor, Amy, & Sarah) at the con? Well, here’s a start with me!
- Many of us grew up with the Great Mouse Detective and Sherlock Hound. In this panel we will take a look at the animated versions of the Detective, from Disney to anime.
- Does Anderson really love dinosaurs? In this panel we look at the many fan accepted conventions that have grown up in fandom.
- A look at series three. What do we know? What do we think?
- From ladies’ man to comedic buffoon, how have representations of John Watson changed over time?
- A look at Mrs. Hudson, Molly, Sally, and, of course, the Woman.
- Baker Street Babes Live Podcast with Cara McGee » Er, exactly what it says! We’re recording a podacst liiiiiiive and Cara is our guest so you’ll not only be able to ask her questions, but us as well, and you’ll kind of see how we work, flop around, edit, etc.
There’s so many more I wanted to be on and I can’t wait to go to some of the other panels.
Remember Shreffgate? Remember all those nasty things he said about fandom and fans and us and all young women who dared to like the same thing he did in a different way? emember how many people were worried that the BSI was reflected by that lone jack-in-the-ass? Well this was just posted by our sponsors, The Baker Street Journal, on behalf of the Baker Street Irregulars:
A World of Sherlockians
The Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) is an international literary society formed to promote the study and enjoyment of the stories of Sherlock Holmes. Although formal membership is limited, The Baker Street Irregulars publishes the widely-read Baker Street Journal, the society’s publication of Sherlockian scholarship. The BSI has sponsored Sherlockian events open to the public throughout the United States and created a book division which has 40 separate titles to date, primarily of Sherlockian scholarship, sold worldwide. Further, the BSI has established a public archive at the Houghton Library at Harvard University, collecting correspondence and other Irregular publications, and memorabilia, relating to the history of the BSI. This was all achieved by scores of dedicated and talented volunteers who, thankfully, do not take themselves too seriously.
The current widespread interest in Sherlock Holmes has been reflected in the various activities of the BSI. Both the Baker Street Journal and BSI-published books had their best years in 2012, and the public support for the Harvard University archive has been gratifying and exceeded expectations. 2012 also marked the first BSI-sponsored conference on the West Coast, with over 100 international conferees, many of whom had never attended a BSI-sponsored event.
We deplore and condemn the idea that proper appreciation of the stories of Sherlock Holmes should be limited to a small, elite fandom. Sherlock Holmes belongs to the world, and we applaud all who share the devotion of The Baker Street Irregulars to the memory of the Master Detective, regardless of age, sex or the medium in which they express their views. [x]
The BSJ has always been so supportive of us and the Sherlock fandom, as has most of the BSI, but an official announcement is insane. It means so much and dammit, it means we’ve all won against the curmudgeons. Fully.