Tom had a whip in his dressing room. I’ll leave you to speculate as to why. I opened up the door, saw it, and was just “Why the hell have you got this thing?” - Chris Hemsworth
The prompt for the month of June is:
How and why did Jim learn to cook?
This prompt will end on July 1, and we will announce a winner before July 7. The winner’s name, blog url, and links to their submission will be published on our Wall of Fame. Any sort of fan works are…
I couldn’t figure out exactly how old Sherlock and John were from searching online and I needed it for a fic, so I decided to do this. This is the timeline of John Watson’s life (with a note on Sherlock’s age, relatively speaking, at the end). But either I’m missing something big or he’s younger…
Sherlock says that Carl Powers was murdered 20 years ago when he was a teenager. He says also something (I can´t remember exact words) that makes me think that he was quiet young teen at the time, something between 11-15. It means that Sherlock must be between 31-35 in season one. Does anyone knows how old Mycroft is ? He is seven years older than Sherlock, but thats all I have found.
Fair point. I”ll check the transcripts later, but the only other argument I’d make is that I could see Sherlock being as young as 9: he was no doubt incredibly precocious. The other bit that might be off about John that just occurred to me is he could have entered university later than 18, particularly if his sister was having a bad spell/money was tight.
Edits and last comments (sorry I’m doing this as much for myself as anything, bear with me here!): Carl Powers was 1989. If Sherlock was between 9-13 (I doubt he was older, John comments specifically on how young he must have been), then he’s indeed between 29-33 when they first meet, 31-35 in 2011 and 32-36 today. John would be between 35-39, assuming a 3 year age gap and 36-40 assuming 4 years, but since it’s unlikely he’s older than 38 today, even going for an extended research break etc, Sherlock is 36 only if he’s only two years younger.
I’m guessing that there’s a bit (maybe 1-3 years) we’re missing of John’s career. The only other marker I can think of is Irene: Sherlock says she was clearly born in the 80s and I’m assuming they’re very similar in age, though I suppose she might be a few years younger as well. The combination of Irene and John’s age makes me believe Sherlock is towards the younger side of the age range above.
Mycroft was 7 years older in ACD canon I believe, but I don’t know if there’s any other indicators of his age in the BBCverse.
Mark Gatiss has confirmed on Twitter that BBC Mycroft is also seven years older than Sherlock. (Mark is ten years older than Benedict).
Gatiss also said that the characters in Sherlock have “the same age of the actors, given or taken a few years”. So:
- Benedict Cumberbatch was born in 1976, so he was 34 in 2010 and is 36 now, but I agree with sherli-holmes: he appears to be on the “taken some years” side of the range, so I’d think that he is no older than 35 at present, and was about 33 when he and John first met.
- Martin Freeman was born in 1971, so he was 39 in 2010 and is 41 now: same as before, he appears to be on the “taken some years” side of the range, but obviously a little older than Sherlock, so I’d bet he is about 38-39 now, and was about 36-37 in ASiP.
- Mark Gatiss was born in 1966, so he is exactly ten years older than Cumberbatch, but we know that both canonical and modern Mycroft are only 7 years older than Sherlock, so considering what I’ve written above, I’d say that he was probably 40 in ASiB and is now 42.
#can we just stop and appreciate Harry’s face in this scene? #I mean, he’s literally waiting for someone to say something about Hermione’s blood status #she’s the only Muggleborn in the slug club full of purebloods and well known people #and Harry’s there just like “say something I dare you” #and if you look at her face, you can see the actual hesitation and somewhat fear of what will happen next after telling of her parents occupation #Harry truly is acting like Hermione’s big brother, which I absolutely love #i just adore this scene
I love that Neville looks genuinely interested in what hermione’s talking about.
Harry: I wish a motherfucka would talk shit right now
Say something, make my day
Neville: I want to know more about these dentists.
And for all these reasons, I’ve decided to scalp you, and burn your village to the ground.
I either need to do MORE drugs, or a LOT less. I saw a skull in the first picture.