". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

*The Hounds of Baskerville* - Sherlock Holmes seasons 2, ep. 2

That was disappointing. Reminiscent of season 4's the Initiative in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but without the good parts, like Spike. An hallucinatory dog doesn't cut it the way demons did. From the evidence of so many internet posting, as well I'm a heretic in regard to Russell Tovey, experiencing him as a markedly dull actor with his pudding-like features.

Except for the location scenery -- those skies, with the columns of light between earth and clouds were splendid. Everything else lacked interesting spark, including Sherlock's hallucinogenic-induced break-down. Additionally. the codes / passwords business was even more idiotic in Hound than in Scandal.

Molly and Mrs. Hudson were o so sorely missed.


buddy2blogger said...

Excellent comment - "codes/passwords business". This is typical of the BBC series.

I liked this episode, as I thought that Holmes did some actual sleuthing instead of just figuring out passwords to smartphones. Just my 2 cents though :)


Foxessa said...

Sleuthing or no, from beginning to end, was just -- flat. Meaning, one didn't care.

And the banter about their couple-hood -- I do wish that would be a-hem, put to bed for good. It's not edgy, it doesn't add anything to anything. We got over that stuff way back in the day, and a lot of us, in fact, never did have to get over it! :) Shipping is soooooo boring! And that applies to no matter what gender anybody is -- it's a bore.

Love, C.