(Hehe, bweheh. From the thumbnail at first glance it looked a bit like he was playing the piano XD)
Thank you so much for all your compliments, speaking about the details, I am glad they entertain you, I also love pictures with much detail, and have fun including them in my own drawings, but you know, I hadn't enough time to add quite as much detail in this one as I liked.. sadly. But as I said, good to know you enjoy them all the same. And it makes me happy how you read their expressions -- it confirms they convey everything I wanted them to show. Thank you!!
I absolutely agree with what you said about the Empty House.... I am absolutely convinced their reunion was much more dramatic. Until the part where Watson faints it is perfectly realistic, but after Watson wakes up from his faint, I am SO SURE he was grabbing Holmes and hugging him until he would faint in turn for lack of air. Not just grabbing Holmes' shoulders-old chap here you are-yes Watson let's capture some corrupt shikaris. Holmes may have been enough distracted by his overwhelming emotions to restrain himself. But Watson? No. Ridiculous notion. He would hug and cling and sob and then Holmes would have a seriously hard time to remain his former self. And yes, I also believe Watson wouldn't have forgiven him so easily. After the first days of joy and incredulity, the realisation of what Holmes has actually done would strike him. Then, a situation in which he witnesses that his friend is also severely troubled by this whole business (which I tried to show in the above work) might prove essential. ;-; So yes, "The Empty House" sounds very much like an omitting cover and much incomplete.
Girl. You. Writing. A. Fanfiction. Based on. My. Drawing. It is hard to describe my embarrassment (in a positive sense) and joy and gaping when I read this. THANK YOU!!! That would be so lovely! I don't know if you're still in the mood for that, but if you admirable literary phenomenon would do that, I would print the result out and hang it on my wall so I can see it and think "The wonderful skitskitpotter has written a fanfiction based on my picture. *admires*" And knowing you, I know the result would be one of the best, most intense and deepest canon/Granada-fanfics on the entire internet. I hope you find the motivation and time to do it. If I would indulge you? My dear friend, I give you every hour you need for it and would gladly shower you with the best chocolate if I could.
Please do forgive me my late answer, it is a shame I tell you all this only now, but.. you know. Stunned, my dear. THANK YOU AGAIN. SO MUCH!
Ahhhhhhh, happy to provide! I also love this scene in the episode, that was the moment when I burst out squeeing when I watched it for the first time (ok ok.. I still squee)!
Thank you so much!
I am glad it seems so very emotional to you, I was hoping to succeed with conveying at least a bit of the many emotions of The empty House.
And I am even more glad to read Holmes seems to you like he might be about to cry. He most certainly would have almost cried that night when it slowly dawns upon him how much he means to his friend and much horrific this deception must really have been for him.
And eh ehehehehehe, time for an incognito signature it seems. XDD
Yes... I'm sure it took Holmes a little while even then to really realize just how much he meant to Watson and how badly he hurt him.
(oh my gosh! so that is really your name? SO CUTEEEEE! I love it!!!!!)
And thank you for this outburst of enthusiasm over my name, eee you are so sweet! Hehe; I like it rather much myself.