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05 November 2015 @ 11:50 pm
Elementary Writers Might Be Daemon-ing  
In the recent season premiere of Elementary, Sherlock found a stuffed squirrel he'd been looking for. Thanks to this random tidbit, I now have a non-photoshopped image of JLM's Sherlock with a squirrel.





Way to kick up my crossover-happy writer's brain, show. Bra-freaking-vo.

In related news, my review for the premiere will be up soonish.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on November 6th, 2015 06:00 pm (UTC)
I love that still! I haven't seven seen the episode yet (and am so busy that I don't know when I will), but I love that still!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 7th, 2015 12:44 am (UTC)
It's so adorable! He was lightly petting the squirrel during the scene which was even more adorable.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 8th, 2015 03:10 pm (UTC)
That is adorable and perfect! Oh, speaking of... I found this the other day, and it reminded me of Sid and Ziyad. Mysteries Case of the This Red Bowl/Cup Thing.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 8th, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
I seriously couldn't believe it when the scene came up. Of all animals! A squirrel!!

That photo is so cute! The squirrel looks way more into his findings than the bird.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 8th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
Of all animals! A squirrel!!

Further proof that JLM is truly a squirrel at heart. *nods*

I also found this, which made me think of baby!Cam and Sid.

Cam: Cam loves Sid!
Sid: I find this both touching and uncomfortable.
Sherlock: *Winnie wrapped around his leg* Agreed.

I just read that the BBC is making a Golden Compass mini-series, so there will be real daemons coming at some point.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 8th, 2015 09:15 pm (UTC)
Cam: Cam loves Sid!
Sid: I find this both touching and uncomfortable.
Sherlock: *Winnie wrapped around his leg* Agreed.


Hee! This goes along nicely with my thoughts that as a kid, Winnie always wanted Sherlock to carry her but Cam was always a daemon large enough to carry Sid.

I just read that the BBC is making a Golden Compass mini-series, so there will be real daemons coming at some point.

Orly? Huh. I'll need to look that up.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 9th, 2015 12:01 am (UTC)
This goes along nicely with my thoughts that as a kid, Winnie always wanted Sherlock to carry her but Cam was always a daemon large enough to carry Sid.

I imagine Betti got a kick out of being bigger than Issie and trying to knock her over.

Speaking of Issie this is how I imagine she moves with Steve in battle mode.

Orly? Huh. I'll need to look that up.

I follow a blog that reports news on British shows in America, and suchlike, and there was a mention of plans having been announced. I don't know how I feel, because on the one hand, a mini-series is what you need to do justice to the world without rushing through, but on the other hand, I don't know if it has the budget to make realistic CG daemons. Even the movie was only barely on the right side of realistic. Although that was a bunch of years ago, now.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 10th, 2015 03:56 am (UTC)
Speaking of Issie this is how I imagine she moves with Steve in battle mode.

That dog is amazing!

I don't know if it has the budget to make realistic CG daemons.

Granted, I don't know if they have the skill to do talking animals in a realistic way but the BBC did an excellent job of CGI-ing the magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 10th, 2015 04:34 am (UTC)
That dog is amazing!

I was super impressed by the wall climbing. But I can see Steve getting internally really excited about something that is manifested by Issie jumping up a wall and backflipping off of it.


Granted, I don't know if they have the skill to do talking animals in a realistic way but the BBC did an excellent job of CGI-ing the magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.


As long as we have a better job than they did with Merlin, we'll probably be okay.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 10th, 2015 04:37 am (UTC)
As long as we have a better job than they did with Merlin, we'll probably be okay.

Although now that I think about it, I think JS&MN did a lot of magic via clever camera cuts than CGI. They had one CGI sequence that looked good but the rest could have easily happened with onset machines and editing. Hmm.

The magic on Merlin always looked best when they didn't use special effects to create a look. I always liked simpler stuff like Merlin creating a fog (fog machine!).
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 10th, 2015 04:47 am (UTC)
They had one CGI sequence that looked good but the rest could have easily happened with onset machines and editing. Hmm.

The thing is, it's not even like having a talking dog or cat where you could use real animals. I don't think there's a lot of trained stoats or pine martens out there, and Pan changes shape so much, you'd really need at least motion capture.

I read that Dominic Cooper was in a stage version of HDM when he was younger (I remember him mentioning he would have loved to be Will Parry in the films, if they had been made and he had been younger; he'd played Will on stage). I wonder how they did the daemons there? Puppets? People in animal costumes?

*Googles*

Puppets is the answer. Thanks, Google.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 10th, 2015 05:10 am (UTC)
Those animal puppets are slightly terrifying.

Although the option of people in animal costumes would have been kind of hilarious. If only because this always brings me back to our animal!actors tea party.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 10th, 2015 05:32 am (UTC)

Although the option of people in animal costumes would have been kind of hilarious.


When they did the Chronicles of Narnia mini-series, many, many years ago, the animals were all actors in costumes, and it worked fine for what it was. Mr and Mrs Beaver were especially cute.

If only because this always brings me back to our animal!actors tea party.

I'm now having cute images of our animals dressing up as other animals to play daemons. Meerkat!Hiddleston would be so stoked about method acting being a monkey or something.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 10th, 2015 05:36 am (UTC)
I'm now having cute images of our animals dressing up as other animals to play daemons.

You just took it to the next level.

Meerkat!Hiddleston would be so stoked about method acting being a monkey or something.

Because they're all actors, they'd probably select animals that are not what you would expect of them. Just to stretch their acting muscles. Like giraffe!Smith try for a mouse and faun!Whishaw would go for a lion.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 10th, 2015 05:48 am (UTC)
Like giraffe!Smith try for a mouse and faun!Whishaw would go for a lion.

The idea of giraffe!Smith with some mouse ears on is so freaking adorable. He'd totally win the Animal Olivier Award for his performance. I'm also imagining faun!Whishaw working on being loud for his lion roar while thoughtfully sipping at his tea.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 10th, 2015 05:53 am (UTC)
And everyone would be super supportive of one another's choices.

Meerkat!Hiddleston would be sharing all the notes he's gathered so far on how to monkey. And oh! Would otter!Batch like his notes on how to penguin? Meerkat!Hiddleston took a ton of notes when he penguined for a play a few years back. Would those be helpful? Or would that just get in the way otter!Batch's own penguin interpretation? In which case, Meerkat!Hiddleston is very sorry. He's so sorry.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 10th, 2015 06:03 am (UTC)
In which case, Meerkat!Hiddleston is very sorry. He's so sorry.

Heehee! And Otter!Batch wouldn't be offended, because he was going to ask to make sure it was okay that he was peguining, because meerkat!Hiddleston did such a good job last time, and he wouldn't want to seem like he was riding on his coattails, or anything. And meerkat!Hiddleston would be really pleased that he was also getting a chance to penguin, because it's such fun.

But otter!Batch's biggest concern is that he can't pronounce the word penguin.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 10th, 2015 06:13 am (UTC)
But otter!Batch's biggest concern is that he can't pronounce the word penguin.

Hee! He can practice. I'm sure everyone would be happy to coach him on how to say the word. And would he like an old cricket ball to practice acting like he's balancing an egg on his feet? Faun!Whishaw has an old cricket ball lying around somewhere. He'll go hunt it down while he practices his loud, slightly tortured lion roar.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 10th, 2015 06:23 am (UTC)
faun!Whishaw's lion would totally be tortured. Politely tortured.

I'm off to bed, now, but as always, thanks for being weird with me!