Ghost Girl (by Kevin Francis Gray)
man but this photoset ignores some of my favorite things about this piece
it gives it more of a story i think
Every time I see this I must reblog!!
Not something I would usually reblog, but it’s so beautiful.
#880 "My 12 yr old niece recently finished reading "The Hobbit" and decided to take up LOTR and asked me to (re)read it with her. As we were reading the "Fellowship" volume, we came to the scene of the creation of the Fellowship and the girding of its members. When we read how noble "Orcrist" now "lay on the breast of the great Thorin Oakenshield" who lies buried "under the Lonely Mountain," it caught my breath, the image was so powerfully lamentable. Then I thought, "Tolkien, you bastard."
Art by effix35
There was no waking from this nightmare, no comforting whisper in the dark that he was safe really, that it was all in his imagination; the last and greatest of his protectors had died, and he was more alone than he had ever been.
MOFFAT: I think there are two things that attracted me and Mark. Therefore I assume that’s the same thing, and one that we always talk about, and in a way this is the smaller thing: the achievable, explicable superpower. The deductions are thrilling. […]
The other thing — and this is probably the surface glitter that draws you in — but the heart and the soul of it isn’t just Sherlock Holmes. That’s really, really important. It’s the friendship between Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. The best friendship ever depicted in fiction.
Partly because it’s a male friendship and men don’t talk about being friends, and [Sherlock and John] don’t, ever. They never actually say it. They never say, ‘Oh gosh, we’re really good pals, where are we going to go with this relationship?!’ They’re blokes. They never mention it again.
There’s one moment of affection expressed by Sherlock Holmes in a late era story [The Adventure of the Three Garridebs] and he thinks Watson is dead.
That’s how male friendship works: you make it known when you think they’re about to die.
That story, and that male friendship, it runs throughout the story, and you fall in love—not with Sherlock Holmes, who’s a difficult man. [And] not with Doctor Watson—who, oddly enough, can be a difficult man too; a sort of washed-up war hero …
[You fall in love] with the fact that they adore each other. These two extraordinary, brilliant opposites, who have a simple uncomplicated mutual affection that happened instantly, and remained unchanged over decades, and was never discussed at all.
That’s what people genuinely fall in love with. You cannot discuss Sherlock Holmes without discussing Doctor Watson.
The two of them are an absolute unit.
Damn - Is there ever an end to this photoshoot ? 2013 08 22 - ’ Unlocking Sherlock ’ Promotional Shots by Robert Viglasky
This is just an overview. For the early pics #01 to #04, there are bigger versions around, for the later pics #05 to #09, I wish there were bigger versions. And you are welcome to direct me to Hi-Res versions 1280 pixels wide or even wider regarding the later pics.