Vogue China, March 2012
Vogue China, March 2012
A ghoulish Carrère poster, circa 1920. (Images courtesy of Zack Coutroulis via Collectors Weekly | Dark Art: Spectacular Illusions from the Golden Age of Magic)
bought dad glasses so now I look like even more of a jerk
Sherlock Holmes and dogs in Canon
Well, apparently statistics are going to be a recurring obsession, to me, and I don’t even try any more to fight this compulsion… And as recently my thoughts have been driven (also) to the relationship between canonical Sherlock Holmes and dogs, here I am, with a little statistical analysis of this issue (that is, with a little crazy divertissement…).
Any holmesian dog lover will be happy to know that dogs not only play a relevant role in the 17% of canonical stories, but they also generally play a POSITIVE role, as they directly or indirectly help Holmes and Watson in solving the case at hand in the 80% of the stories in which they appear.
Amongst these stories, 30% see the dog as directly ‘assisting’ Holmes (twice as hunting dogs which help the investigation through their nose - in SIGN and MISS - and once as, alas!, guinea pig - in STUD), while in the 50% of these cases the dog someway provides a vital clue to the solution of the mystery.
Only in two stories (20% of these cases) - HOUN and COPP - the dog appears in a ‘villain’ role (better, as helper of the villain in charge), but in one of these two cases - COPP - the same dog eventually turns against his own evil master.
And Sherlock Holmes appears a fan of dogs, if we consider what he says about “the beautiful, faithful nature of dogs” in LION.
Not to mention, of course, the many possible uses he takes into account for dogs in criminal detection: not just as sleuth-hounds, but according to his idea that “a dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones. And their passing moods may reflect the passing moods of others” - a topic about which Holmes even considered writing a small monograph (CREE)!
Coming soon: more complex statistical
deliriaanalyses of Canon, and more answers to questions awaiting in my askbox. ;-)
Glossolalia or speaking in tongues is the fluid vocalizing (or less commonly the writing) of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of religious practice. The significance of glossolalia has varied in context, with some adherents considering it as a part of a sacred language. It is most prominently practised within Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity but it is also practised in non-Christian religions.
Glossolalia also sometimes refers to xenoglossy, the putative speaking of a natural language previously unknown to the speaker. 20th century Pentecostalism was not the earliest instance of “speaking in tongues” in church history, but earlier examples are few; in church history and writing after the New Testament, it had never been regarded as orthodox until the rise of Pentecostalism.
References to speaking in tongues by the Church fathers are rare. Except for Irenaeus’ 2nd-century reference to many in the church speaking all kinds of languages “through the Spirit”, and Tertullian’s reference in 207 AD to the spiritual gift of interpretation of tongues being encountered in his day, there are no other known first-hand accounts of glossolalia, and very few second-hand accounts among their writings.
What we do have are general remarks that Christ had given the gifts of the Spirit to the church, and that the gifts in general remained in the church.
a pool of 80s synths and distortion and u just dive in