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Re: You got me on the Silver Blaze versus Hound of the Baskervilles. by laudablepuss 06/26/2022, 5:02pm PDT
blackwater wrote:

It has been a long time since I read Doyle.

With regard to the "fairness" of Sherlock, there are definitely issues. He often goes off on pretty esoteric chains of reasoning. Like noticing that someone has a certain kind of soil on his boots and associating that with a certain part of London, or something (this example is just made up, I am not an expert on the stories as you can tell!) But that kind of thing. The reader has no chance to make that kind of connection which makes it feel less fair to me.

There are a few cases in the stories where the connection does seem reasonable. The aforementioned dog is one of them, which is one reason it's such a memorable plot hook.


This is Dunning-Kruger in action, right? I mean, we're all susceptible, but here's a solid example.
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Does The Hound of the Baskervilles have the most forgettable plot of all time? by Jerry Whorebach 12/27/2021, 9:33pm PST
    Fuck me, I can only remember the Cumberbatch one because of how fucking stupid by it was. 12/27/2021, 10:08pm PST
        I still haven't seen this one :( by Jerry Whorebach 12/27/2021, 10:36pm PST
        He gives a quick summary of the real plot in there by laudablepuss 12/28/2021, 5:00pm PST
            It probably wasn't helping me remember who the killer was... by Jerry Whorebach 12/28/2021, 6:31pm PST
        I can't believe this YouTube video is 2 hours. by blackwater 06/25/2022, 5:10pm PDT
            It's worth watching NT by laudablepuss 06/25/2022, 5:43pm PDT
    I have read it six times. I have no idea. NT by THE FART MASTER 06/24/2022, 9:02pm PDT
    Here's what you need to know about The Hound of the Baskervilles by blackwater 06/25/2022, 4:04pm PDT
        100% false by laudablepuss 06/25/2022, 5:41pm PDT
            You got me on the Silver Blaze versus Hound of the Baskervilles. by blackwater 06/25/2022, 6:54pm PDT
                Re: You got me on the Silver Blaze versus Hound of the Baskervilles. by laudablepuss 06/26/2022, 5:02pm PDT
 
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