There seems to have been an awful lot of conflict in the Sherlockian world of late. Well it's certainly true if the social media stories I've seen recently are anything to go by. My blog post is not a reaction to any of these incidents specifically as I don't really know enough about each case to comment. My post is more a reaction to Sherlockian conflict in general with no specific form of that conflict in mind.
So here we go.
I don't care for mushrooms. I've tried them in many forms and they are not to my taste. I deal with this fact by keeping out of their way.
My wife loves mushrooms.
I don't challenge her on this or get angry about it, nor do I seek to dissuade her from eating them. If I had the power to eliminate all mushrooms I would not exercise it because I realise that my wife, along with millions of others, gets pleasure from them.
Now, substitute the mushroom in this story for an aspect of the Sherlock Holmes fandom that you don't care for. Can it not be handled in a similar fashion?
Is this a plan that we could all buy into? I do hope so as the skirmishes and outright conflict I'm all too often reading about is getting me down and affects my enjoyment of the dining table I've been sat at for thirty-four years.
Come on people! Let's give it a go.
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