Like all other arts, the Science of Deduction and Analysis is one which can only be acquired by long and patient study, nor is life long enough to allow any mortal to attain the highest possible perfection in it. Before turning to those moral and mental aspects of the matter which present the greatest difficulties, let the inquirer begin by mastering more elementary problems. Let him, on meeting a fellow-mortal, learn at a glance to distinguish the history of the man, and the trade or profession to which he belongs. Puerile as such an exercise may seem, it sharpens the faculties of observation, and teaches one where to look and what to look for. By a man’s finger-nails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boots, by his trouser-knees, by the callosities of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt-cuffs–by each of these things a man’s calling is plainly revealed. That all united should fail to enlighten the competent inquirer in any case is almost inconceivable- A Study in Scarlet


posted 04 / 19 / 14 from sherleck // © // with 520 notes
tagged as: #sherlock

His Last Vow


posted 04 / 19 / 14 from rominatrix // © // with 1,971 notes
tagged as: #sherlock

A quest to reclaim a homeland and slay a dragon


posted 04 / 19 / 14 from imjohnlocked // © // with 3,184 notes
tagged as: #the hobbit

uneo:

made some tamagotchi stickers ♡_♡ 


posted 04 / 19 / 14 from jossarian // © // with 9,312 notes
tagged as: #tamagotchi

Lost in thought.


posted 04 / 19 / 14 from cumberswag // © // with 2,128 notes
tagged as: #benedict #setlock

ART HISTORY MEME || [1/5] movements or centuries: French romanticism

Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819
Théodore Géricault, Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct, 1818
Eugène Delacroix, Death of Sardanapalus, 1827
Antoine-Jean Gros, Napoleon Visiting the Plague Victims of Jaffa, 1804


posted 04 / 19 / 14 from jimoriary // © // with 337 notes
tagged as: #art

posted 04 / 19 / 14 from sherlockgraham // © // with 2,726 notes
tagged as: #hannibal

Colours meme: Powder blue for Devotion

(The original, darker powder blue color (also known as “smalt”) referred to powdered cobalt glass, which was of a deep, dark blue hue and used in laundering and dyeing applications. This color is idealistic, enhancing self-expression and our ability to communicate our needs and wants. It inspires higher ideals. Its success is defined by the quality of its relationships.)


posted 04 / 19 / 14 from cumberswag // © // with 1,957 notes
tagged as: #sherlock

theheirsofdurin:

that-kid-with-the-seraphblades asked: Legolas or Kili

[make me choose]


posted 04 / 19 / 14 from targoryen // © // with 2,675 notes
tagged as: #lord of the rings

posted 04 / 19 / 14 from painlock // © // with 2,200 notes
tagged as: #benedict
XMN