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That is what Mr. Holmes have said...
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What would the Master Detective do?
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"With Arthur and Sherlock, Michael Sims seeks to answer how Arthur Conan Doyle went from modestly successful physician to world-famous writer of detective stories."

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It's been awhile, a long peaceful while, since the late Kendall J. Pagan has turned his eye on Elementary. He has had some very interesting, informative and entertaining blog posts in the interim, but as he's soon to be attending 221B Con in Atlanta, he probably wants to up his notoriety profile among the attendees--"Oh, there's Pagan, the infamous Elementary-hater." (Mee-oww! the claws come out! Sorry, Kendall, I couldn't resist a bit of cattiness for old-times sake. X's and O's to you.)

Kendall proves once again to be the staunch but oblivious critic of the show that he always was. "Mr. Elementary himself had taken on a new look, with a suit and his hair clippered down to the stubble, making him look more like a Jason Statham character than his typical . . . well, his typical Mr. Elementary look." Points for the Jason Statham dig; points taken away for failing to notice that Miller's Sherlock has been wearing suits consistently since the second season.

"The March 12th Elementary episode, "Fidelity," starts with Mr. Elementary under arrest by some clandestine U.S. Defense intelligence agency, looking a bit old, tired, and haggard... But Mt. [sic] Elementary is quickly freed and running to pee (Really.) so there's no time to dwell on that. Well, sort of . . ." Kendall seems to have some sort of fixation with how the show depicts Miller's eliminations. Perhaps he disappointed CBS doesn't go the whole-hog BBC route (pun alert) and show Miller's stream running freely into the nearest fireplace. Ahh, American restraint. Commercial TV does not have the same upscale class as Masterpiece Mystery, that's for sure.

Kendall's main complaint here seems to be that Elementary has taken two characters from the same story and, egad, used them in separate story arcs. Don't these folks at CBS know the Canon as well as Moffat and Gatiss? You never see them doing that--they know their Canon. No Mary Morstan and Charles Augustus Milvertion/Magnussen together in the same story; no "Final Problem", "Bruce-Parrington Plans" and "Pearl of Death" thrown in to the same scripting Cuisinart set to puree and called genius! Fanboys like Moffat, Gatiss and Pagan know better: "Hopes of seeing Kitty Winter and Shinwell Johnson on screen together, even passing in a doorway, as a nod to the stories CBS supposedly based this series on fade quickly."

Once again Kendall takes his cheap shots: "Morland Holmes gets a mention, but as the show's budget seems to only afford one guest star at a time" and "One does have to give the show credit for one thing, as the ratings dwindle in the latter half of its fifth season: Consistency."

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall." Indeed, as Kendall, and Moffat and Gatiss, know, consistency in characterization and plot in the run of a series, or episode for that matter, hobble genius. When the narcissi look into the the kitchen sink of inconsistency, they see the brilliant reflection of their own causal mind palaces; it's the perceived, not the inherent, that audiences respond to. The consumer is the artist and the artist is the grapheme hodgepodger the consumer finds meaning in.

Euucchh! I've gone too far! what I meant to say is enjoy 221B Con and the panels you'll be on and that someday our paths will cross in the real world and we can share Sherlockian bonhomie.


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Abduction is a logical process that's not as well known as deduction or induction.

Abduction is removing yourself from the current scene to imagine a different one and its implications. This comes down to asking, "What if?"

Holmes actually uses abduction fairly often in the stories. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip" Holmes is charged with finding a man who has disappeared from a place. In thinking of a solution he asks himself: "What if he actually never left?" From this question he comes to find that indeed the man never left, but was in disguise.

In your own deductions you can use abduction like this:
1) Imagine a scenario (ask "what if?")
2) Find the implications of that scenario (If it were true, what would we see?)
3) Look to see if those things are present

If you were trying to deduce someone's profession, you might use abduction. "What if he's a plumber?" Does he have any signs of being a plumber? "What if she's a receptionist?" Does she have any of those signs?

Being able to imagine different scenarios and find the implications of them is a great way to make deductions.
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