Let Us Go Then, You and I...

Lyndsay Faye dabbles in
heroism, madness, murder, fashion, food, and comedy.
In no particular order.

Some folks have been arguing about the difference between the Baker Street Irregulars and Sherlockian fandom. 
In this post for Criminal Element, I explain the differences clearly.
(Note: for the purposes of this intellectual exercise, the possibility that the BSI may potentially be a storied and erudite literary society and a happily thriving fandom simultaneously will be ignored. This decision was made in light of the fact that a noun cannot be two things concurrently, the way the Empire State Building is not both a functioning office tower and a tourist destination, and the way Bill Clinton is not both a former president and a saxophone player. Arguments that the BSI is peopled by both cultured readers and by eager fans would only muddy the issue, and therefore will not be entertained here.)

Some folks have been arguing about the difference between the Baker Street Irregulars and Sherlockian fandom. 

In this post for Criminal Element, I explain the differences clearly.

(Note: for the purposes of this intellectual exercise, the possibility that the BSI may potentially be a storied and erudite literary society and a happily thriving fandom simultaneously will be ignored. This decision was made in light of the fact that a noun cannot be two things concurrently, the way the Empire State Building is not both a functioning office tower and a tourist destination, and the way Bill Clinton is not both a former president and a saxophone player. Arguments that the BSI is peopled by both cultured readers and by eager fans would only muddy the issue, and therefore will not be entertained here.)

  • 10 December 2012
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