Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PULP CATHOLICISM #021

Pulp Catholicism 021

5 comments:

BurgoFitzgerald said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I feel there are not enough references to C.H.U.D.s. in everyday discourse. I often lament that I am often remiss of taking every opportunity I can to work C.H.U.D.s. into the many conversations I have.

These are really good, sir!

EegahInc said...

I am a man of simple pleasures, one of which is being able to use the word C.H.U.D. whenever possible.

Xena Catolica said...

You didn't know about "Sherlock"? Mea culpa. They inspired me to reread most of the SH stories. Have you ever read ACD's speculative short stories? "The Horror of the Heights" is the daddy of "there's something on the wing of the plane!" He invented mummy horror stories, too.

Anyway, after watching The R. Fall the first time, I wrote down my theory of what happened, before I re-watched it or saw anything online. Also wrote down what I thought were the demands of the resolution--what are John's issues going to be? etc. Fun & games to cheer myself after I stopped crying.

Probably no one told you 'cause most all good Cath. ladies are very reticent about discussing Cumberbatch. I made a point not to watch the shower scene released after the ST movie opened, and custody of the eyes usually isn't even on my radar.

EegahInc said...

Actually, Xena, now that you mention it, you might have said something about Sherlock back when I reviewed the latest Star Trek. So no pox for you.

I'm not sure how they can resolve the cliffhanger satisfactorily, but the writing's been top notch so far, so I trust them

I've read most of the Holmes stories, but haven't read Doyle's horror stuff yet. I have watched a few bad movie adaptations of them though. Naturally :)

Xena Catolica said...

Doyle's speculative fiction is usually either in a big set or a paperback "best of" which I found at a Barnes & Noble not long ago, and it really is a good selection. I had the whole big set as a kid & all my favorites are in the paperback. My 10 yr. old has read them.

The big set really gives a good sense of why ACD hated Holmes' cold logic, because he was really involved with fin-de-siecle occult gnostic nonsense. But the pirate stories are all meh.

Pox free! I shall add it to my secret resume.