VIDEO: The Sherlock Holmes Books: Top 10 Myths

BONUS! Audio commentary:

It’s the first video Yulia (the artist formerly known as Full of Questions) ever posted online, where she debunked misconceptions that a lot of people have about the Sherlock Holmes books, while wearing a silly hat. Now including a brand-new audio commentary!

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  • MichaelANovelli

    You should bring the hat back!  It’s sexy…  ;-)

  • $36060516

    I had no idea you were so young!  Congratulations on being smart and interested in smart things.

  • Torgeaux

    Except for the tiara you look fine. As far as color goes I’m red/green color blind so I’m no judge.  Again, you look fine and even cute. You change the subject a lot which I also like because I do the same thing.  There’s probably a name for it, but never mind. It’s a lonely world when you are aware about stuff nobody around you cares much about.  I’ve spoken to people who did not know where the Atlantic Ocean was or what the name of the state they shared a border with (Delaware and New Jersey).  I thought it was a joke at first, but no it wasn’t.  It disturbs me greatly that such blatent ignorace is acceptable, but they don’t seem to mind.  Best of luck on your college entry.  I hope you get the one you were hoping for.

    • FullofQuestions1

      Thanks for all the nice things you just said!

      There is a name for the reason I change the subject a lot, it’s called world class ADHD. 

      You say that people could not identify the Atlantic Ocean on a world map? Well, I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so, because some people out there in our nation don’t have maps like such as the Iraq and other Asian countries. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

      • The_Stig

        Yeah, I was going to say something about the tiara. If your name isn’t The Doctor, The Riddler or Matthew Lesko, you shouldn’t try to rock question marks :-)

        • FullofQuestions1

           And that’s why I ditched it a long time ago.

          • The_Stig


  • The_Stig

    Ah, Sherlock Holmes. The world’s greatest aspie. By the way, what do you think of Elementary? 

    • FullofQuestions1

      I haven’t had time to check it out, but I saw the trailers and thought they looked kinda dumb.

      From your comment, I gather you’re an Aspie as well? Fun stuff, I am one myself.

      • The_Stig

        Type II bipolar. I hate that so many people claim to have asperger’s rightchere on the internets, it’s extremely unfair to the people who actually have to deal with it on a daily basis. 

        as for Elementary, it’s worth a look. Not nearly as good as Sherlock, but for what it is, it’s pretty decent. 

  • Muthsarah

    Have you decided what you’ll be majoring in?  I’m sorry for stressing (as if the admissions process isn’t stressful enough), especially since you don’t know who the hell I am, but it will almost certainly be one of the most important decisions you’ll make in life.  It’s understandable if you don’t know exactly what you want before you get there, but you have to be ACTIVELY thinking about these things (as in seeking out information and trying things out), not just thinking idly.  The longer you wait to declare, the more doors will shut before you have a chance to try them.  Many degrees – and most of the financially lucrative (or even viable) ones – require that you get in on the ground floor and take four years of regimented study to complete.

    You seem plenty smart (I sure as hell wasn’t organized or brave enough to put out detailed internet reviews when I was seventeen), but this is a huge decision, probably one that’s too big for a teenager to make on his/her own.  I hope you seek out as many sources of advice as you can, while you can, and I hope you have an easier time in college than I did.  I dithered before declaring, ended up going for five years, had to fight the university bureaucracy just to keep them from kicking me out, and ended up with about $15000 more in loan debt than I was anticipating (and right before the recession!).  You can’t rely on figuring things out once you get there; you might get swept away by the sheer number of possibilities.  College is, unfortunately, a very, very serious matter, not just the next stage of life after high school.

    Even bad experiences can be good if you can pass them on as warnings; that’s all I’m trying here.  Again, I hope very much that you have a good, and much-profitable experience in college, and that you will be will be continuing this series while you’re there.

    P.S. Do you no longer wish to be referred to as “Questions”?

    • FullofQuestions1

      You can call me whichever one you prefer, I kind of like both. Now you have my nickname and my real name.

      I am going through the application process and sort of finding out about everything as I go. The majors I have in mind (may do a double one or a minor): social work and speech pathology/hearing sciences.

      Thanks for the advice! I don’t know as much as I should about avoiding debt, but it’s definitely something I’ve talked about with my parents. 

      It’s all daunting yet so exciting at the same time!

      By the way, you say that I’m smart or something because I do reviews? I call it not having a life.

  • MephLord

    It sounds like you are going into an in-demand field for college, which is smart.  Getting a degree in something like political science or fine arts that might not be as employable.  As for avoiding debt, if you can live with your parents while going to college it cuts down tremendously on costs since you don’t have to pay for Dorms and get sucked into that lifestyle (let’s face it, colleges are well known for partying first, studying later).  My college diploma was largely useless until I got an online job that required my Oracle skill to access their database for data entry, so getting something immediately employable is for the best.

    As for having no life, I can relate.  Having two jobs means sadly a lot of fast food, little time for reading (other than trade journals and technical magazines), and little creative expression.  You have a nice expressive style to your reviews, and after seeing you challenged by Tourette’s, I’m even more impressed at how well done your reviews are now.

    • FullofQuestions1

      Thank you for the advice; this is stuff I’m making decisions about right now.

      Thanks for caring.

      • $36060516

        An alternate opinion on part of that:  living in the dorm in college was the most social period of my life, getting to know people on a level that is not possible when not living together in close quarters, and I would not give that experience up for the amount of money I’d have saved.  After college it is very rare to live with complete strangers — people are busy and relish their privacy.  Sure it can be an unpleasant experience sometimes sharing space with others but mostly it made for growing and positive social and life experiences that I could not get living at home with my parents. The type of housing at my school was the sort where you got your own bedroom and only had to share the kitchen and bathroom/shower with your dorm-mates, and that was just the right amount of sharing for me. Wouldn’t have wanted to do the dorm experience where you have to sleep in the same room with a stranger without privacy.

  • First time I’ve watched your videos, and I had to drop a comment to say I really loved this one! I wrote my third year dissertation at university on crime literature (specifically, the essential role of the detective as an outsider in society) and the number of times I had to correct my flatmates whenever they quoted these myths at me was infuriating. -.-

    • FullofQuestions1

      Thank you! 

      If this is my first video you’ve watched, I advise you to check out my other stuff- this is the first video I ever posted online, so I like to think I’ve improved.

  • Cheshire Cat

    Now I have to watch Dr Horrible.  Again.  I just watched it two days ago. :)

    • FullofQuestions1

      A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do!

  • Dennis_Fischer

    But Holmes did say, “Quick, Watson, the needle”–that is, if you count Basil Rathbone in HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES.  Of course, you’re right that he never said that in the Conan Doyle stories.

  • I’ve read the entire series of Doyle’s Holmes Books, and they’re pretty awesome.  I’ve listened to a lot of the Sherlock Holmes radio series, and I agree the Nigel Bruce character is pretty annoying.

    On the other hand, I find Holmes’s character portrayed by Basil Rathbone to be far to forceful.  Holmes was known for being very even-keeled, and Rathbone got way too excited way too often.  I have found the Carlton Hobbs/Norman Shelley series from England to be far superior.  Holmes was far less excitable, and Watson was far more capable.

  • Congratulations on your one year and your 18, Yulia.

    • FullofQuestions1


  • Jay_Bay

    A quick blurb about #1-When you was mentioning all the other famous figures/characters and them not saying their “signature phrase”, I realize that….it actually happens quite a lot.  I wonder how many other times this event occur.  Also, I came from this very entertained, and more importantly, very informed about a character I admire but actually read none of his works.  More info for the catch-all cache, please.