Sherlock Holmes

The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award

Thanks so much to Katheline Hansen for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! Here are the rules:

  • Give 5 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the blogger’s five questions, and create your own.
  • Nominate five other bloggers.

Five Facts (Trying not to use ones I’ve used before)

  1. I’m a Holmie. Which is technically the same thing as a Sherlockian, but it sounds cooler.
  2. I’m learning how to drive… and trying to stay off curbs. Yes, I rode on the curb the other day… 😛
  3. I get character names for my stories off of headstones sometimes. (Yeah…)
  4. I LOVE taking pictures… once I start, I find it hard to stop. 😉
  5. I don’t have a smart phone. (And you can tell I’m running out of facts. :D)

Katheline’s five questions:

  1. Beach or mountains?  – Mountains. But I love the beach too. 😉
  2. What’s your favorite book? (Yes I’m evil like that. XD) – Argh, very evil! Non-fiction, the Bible. Fiction… The Chronicles of Narnia and Sherlock Holmes. That’s as close as I can get to one book. 😉 There are plenty more books out there that I absolutely love, too.
  3. Which book character do you think you’re most like? – What? I haven’t thought about that concerning books. I have no idea. Good question. Wow… I’m stalling. I guess I’d be like Dr. Watson (female version, of course), maybe a little like Stevie from the Saddle Club series. 😉
  4. What animal do you think you’re most like? – Heh heh, that’s hard. Which animal seems quiet, and then, BOOM, it’s not anymore? That would be me.
  5. What places would you most want to visit, or would you want to travel at all? – England. London. Definitely. Australia, or maybe a continental European country, would also be cool.

Five Questions for my Nominees

  1. You’ve got one day left of your life. What would you want to do?
  2. Pirates or ninjas, and why?
  3. If you were turned into one of the Avengers, which one would you be most like?
  4. What are your top three favorite Bible characters, and why?
  5. (I’m going to be evil, too) What is your favorite book?

My Nominees

  1. icedmocha34
  2. The Ink Stain
  3. booklovers1
  4. The Upstairs Archives
  5. The Comeback Kids Blog

I hope all of those that I nominate will accept and I hope that you have enjoyed this! 🙂

The Sign of Jonah – Superhero Sunday

Nope. This isn’t going to be a Sherlock Holmes The Sign of the Four (or Three, for you BBC fans). Sorry.

Tony Stark: JARVIS, have you heard the tale of Jonah?

Jarvis: I wouldn’t consider him a role model.

[Iron Man flies through a Leviathan]

-The Avengers

Have you heard of the sign of Jonah? In Matthew 12:40, Jesus says: “For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.

Jesus was predicting his death and resurrection, and relating it back to Jonah. He was telling the Pharisees that this would be the sign that he would give them. (Matthew 12:38-39)

Jesus predicted his death and his resurrection. Don’t harden your heart like the Pharisees did. Believe.

Is He Dead Or Not?

Caution: There may be a few spoilers in this post, or, if you’re like Sherlock Holmes, you could deduce spoilers from things I say in this post. Just sayin’.

Have you ever noticed that it’s impossible to believe that people are actually dead in superhero movies?

I’ll admit that the same problem occurs in other movies, too, and in books fairly often. Or is that just my imagination? It’s not.

Sherlock Holmes, for example. He “died” in the books, and he “died” on the BBC Sherlock show (Which I have not watched, but I know quite a bit about thanks to a few friends. *wink* And a past post I reblogged.)

And then, of course, there’s all those minor characters in the superhero movies that supposedly die but don’t. Sometimes main characters, too, like Captain America, although we know that something’s up from the beginning of the movie. You can almost never believe that people are actually dead in those movies.

But you know what’s cool? That’s happened in real life before, too! All those people that are raised from the dead, like Lazarus. (We don’t know the names of most of them.) But the best coming-back-to-life episode? Jesus.

Unlike in superhero movies, Jesus really died. And then he came back to life. He conquered our sin by suffering the worst death the Romans could invent, and then he rose again, conquering death itself. He love us that much.

 

Sherlock Homes Trivia Answers

All people are real characters from stories. The main story where character is found is in parentheses after the name. Bolded answer is correct. 🙂

Who did Holmes label “the second most dangerous criminal in London”?

  1. Professor Moriarty (Short Story: The Final Problem)
  2. Jack Stapleton (Novel: The Hound of the Baskervilles)
  3. Colonel Moran (Short Story: The Adventure of the Empty House)

What kind of dog did Dr. James Mortimer own? (Novel: The Hound of the Baskervilles)

  1. A mastiff
  2. A bloodhound
  3. A spaniel

What was the first name of Dr. Watson’s wife?

  1. Beryl (Novel: The Hound of the Baskervilles)
  2. Mary (Novel: The Sign of the Four)
  3. Violet (Short Story: The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist)

Hope you enjoyed!!! Let me know if you’d like more Sherlock Holmes Trivia!