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Cumberbitches: Women Who Love ‘Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch
“Throw your boobs in the air if you want some cumberlovin.”
— Cumberbitches, October 8, 2010
Do any of those words make sense to you? They might, if you’re among the thousands of members of “the most glorious and elusive society“ devoted to the appreciation of the “high cheekboned, blue eyed sexbomb” that is Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, star of the BBC series Sherlock. That “society” is the legion of inordinately dedicated fans of Cumberbatch, a group who call themselves “Cumberbitches” — launching a Twitter profile, Facebook page, Pinterest handle, and, yes, countless Tumblrs, in honor of their beloved star.
The Science of Deduction. This is what I do: I observe everything. From what I observe, I deduce everything. When I’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how mad it might seem, must be the truth. If you need assistance, contact me and we’ll discuss its potential. - SH
Sherlock, A Study in Blue Stripes
↳I take the precaution of a good coat and a short friend.
2/? - References to various canon cases in ASiB.
”The Geek Interpreter” → ”The Greek Interpreter”, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
”The Speckled Blonde” → “The Speckled Band”, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
”The Navel Treatment”→ ”The Naval Treaty”, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
“And my client is?” “Illustrious.” → “The Illustrious Client”, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
1/? - “It’s a three-patch problem.”
“What are you going to do, then?” I asked.
“To smoke,” he answered. “It is quite a three pipe problem, and I beg that you won’t speak to me for fifty minutes.”
- The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
3/? - “If inconvenient, come anyway.”
“It was one Sunday evening early in September of the year 1903 that I received one of Holmes’s laconic messages:
Come at once if convenient - if inconvenient come all the same. S. H.
The relations between us in those latter days were peculiar. He was a man of habits, narrow and concentrated habits, and I had become one of them. As an institution I was like the violin, the shag tobacco, the old black pipe, the index books, and others perhaps less excusable. When it was a case of active work and a comrade was needed upon whose nerve he could place some reliance, my role was obvious.” - The Adventure of the Creeping Man
Imagine if he said ‘Oblivious’ instead of obvious(ly) all these times