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threepatchpodcast:

Episode 25:  The Wall Had It Coming
It’s an episode all about the Fourth Wall between the show and the audience!  Show notes and direct download information are available HERE  at three-patch.com.  Or subscribe via RSS or via iTunes (search for threepatch).
Featuring:
Fan perspectives on breaking the fourth wall and the effects on fandom with abbykate joining roane72, notverygoodatflyingaeroplanes and unknownsister
a Hogwarts-style sorting of writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Steve Thompson
academic and media perspectives on the media breaking the fourth wall with mazarin221b, makokitten, and professorfangirl joining penns-woods and thescienceofobsession
an interview with redscharlach, originator of Otters Who Look LIke Benedict Cumberbatch
a preview of Fox Estacado's and the Three Patch Podcast's activities at Dashcon, July 11-13
and a host of recs dealing with fourth-wall issues in That’s My Division
Enjoy!

Yes, this month’s Three Patch Podcast contains an interview with me, in which I blether about otters and other topics of vague Sherlockian relevance. Thanks very much to drinkingcocoa-tpp for asking me to take part, and happy listening, viewers…

threepatchpodcast:

Episode 25:  The Wall Had It Coming

It’s an episode all about the Fourth Wall between the show and the audience!  Show notes and direct download information are available HERE  at three-patch.com.  Or subscribe via RSS or via iTunes (search for threepatch).

Featuring:

Enjoy!

Yes, this month’s Three Patch Podcast contains an interview with me, in which I blether about otters and other topics of vague Sherlockian relevance. Thanks very much to drinkingcocoa-tpp for asking me to take part, and happy listening, viewers…

fridafrag:

Then / Now

Presented without further comment…

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch meme was actually just a statistical error. The average otter does NOT look like Benedict Cumberbatch. A single otter who hangs around movie premieres and TOTALLY looks like Benedict Cumberbatch was an outlier and should not have been counted.

There was some delightful news today when Tennessee Aquarium announced that they have named one of their otters after Benedict Cumberbatch! They explain that it’s because of “viral Internet posts comparing his face to otter faces”, so I’m very proud. According to their website, Benny the otter is “always first in line at feeding time and is very vocal." They don’t mention whether he also does motion capture, but I bet he does.

Sadly I’m unlikely to have a reason to go to Tennessee in the near future, but I’ve provided this handy visual guide to help you distinguish between the snuffly-nosed playful cutie-pie and the otter who’s named after him…

Somehow, two years have passed since I first posted Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch. This makes today my second Otterversary. Gosh.

In those two years, the Cumberotters have appeared in umpteen newspapers and magazines, on the Letterman Show and on Graham Norton (twice), and have been discussed by Benedict in several interviews, and they’re even trotted out regularly as a standard example of silly internet memes. Despite what must be a rather tedious ongoing barrage of inquiries, Benedict has continued to be charmingly polite about the whole thing (to the extent of acknowledging a resemblance), while I remain mildly astonished, often uncredited (alas!), but always highly amused.

Some day, I hope to meet Mr Cumberbatch face to face and apologize profusely. Until then, I can only say: Benedict, I’m so, so sorry: I had no idea what I was releasing upon the world. However, in spite of what you keep telling the media, I maintain that the top otter’s hands ARE in front of its mouth. But let me buy you a drink and we’ll call it evens…

The world and her costume designer have already seen plenty of pics of Benedict Cumberbatch being admirably silly at the Oscars, but because the Daily Mirror used the event as an excuse to revive my otter meme, I thought I’d put together this mini-tribute. (The otter comes from The Daily Otter, fittingly enough.)

It also serves as convincing evidence that Benedict wasn’t actually trying to detract attention from Bono and his fellow U2vians, but was in fact trying to catch a small chunk of tuna thrown by a considerate onlooker. After all, the Oscar ceremony goes on for a loooong time, so he probably needed all the sushi he could get…

aranelita asked: Hello! First of all (as a Cabin Pressure & Sherlock fan): Your Tumblr is absolutely brilliant!! Second (as an admin of a Cabin Pressure Facebook page): The "otters who look like BC" thing – did you have Cabin Pressure & Ottery St. Mary in mind, when you started this? Ppl. are sometimes wondering on the Facebook page.

Hello and thanks for the compliment! In answer to your question: no, the otters who look like Benedict Cumberbatch were not inspired by Cabin Pressure. Or at least, not primarily.

In fact, the original inspiration for OWLLBC came from seeing this picture, which was when I first realized that otters have an aptitude for sitting or lying with their paws pressed together in a very Sherlocky way. All the subsequent otter/Cumberbatch resemblance jokes sprang from this quirk of nature. However, I was already a Cabin Pressure fan by that point, so the fact that CP already provided a connection between Benedict and otters acted as an encouragement to pursue the joke, even though it wasn’t its origin.

So now you know!

dudeufugly:

Benedict Cumberbatch on German TV 14.01.2014 (general interview)

[A translation of the German voiceover is over here.]

The most exciting part of this interview for me is Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch making their German TV debut (at around the 4:10 minute mark)! Not only does my Tumblr URL appear in the corner of the screen, but the programme-makers asked my permission in advance, which was very nice of them.

Blimey. Tonight my Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch made their second appearance on The Graham Norton Show this year! The previous occasion was in the presence of Benedict himself, but this time they were simply a quick hors d’oeuvre before a main course of Hedgehogs Who Look Like Martin Freeman…

Otters That Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch Hating Liquids

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Apparently this is what happens when my meme and mums-the-nerd’s meme get together and breed. I really hope I don’t have to get up in the middle of the night and feed the little monstrosity…

barachiki:

A quick glimpse of the new series!

Sherlock tests the waters with John by sending a cunning decoy back in his place. The results are somewhat inconclusive…

barachiki:

A quick glimpse of the new series!

Sherlock tests the waters with John by sending a cunning decoy back in his place. The results are somewhat inconclusive…

Everyone’s thrilled about the possibility of Benedict Cumberbatch starring in Hamlet in Spring 2014 Summer 2015, so I thought it was time to put together my own cutting-edge concept for the show.
(I confess I am partly reworking my previous movie pitch, but since Hollywood wouldn’t give me the backing, I’ve got to do something with all these classically trained otters, haven’t I?)

Everyone’s thrilled about the possibility of Benedict Cumberbatch starring in Hamlet in Spring 2014 Summer 2015, so I thought it was time to put together my own cutting-edge concept for the show.

(I confess I am partly reworking my previous movie pitch, but since Hollywood wouldn’t give me the backing, I’ve got to do something with all these classically trained otters, haven’t I?)

Here are some of my original Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch making a guest appearance on the Graham Norton Show, alongside Benedict himself, who’s gently critiquing my eye for otter hand-placement yet again. Bless him.

It was probably one of the least interesting bits of a show packed with charming moments (especially Benedict’s Chewbacca impersonation) but hey, it’s the first and almost certainly the last time that anything I’ve done will share a screen with Harrison Ford, so I’m rather delighted…

What’s more global and glamorous than Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch? Making their debut to celebrate this week’s edition of the Graham Norton Show, it’s Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch, Harrison Ford and Jack Whitehall…

Anonymous asked: Hi, I discovered your blog thanks to the otters, like so many last year. Really enjoyed your Sherlympics entries :) I've just got back from the recording of The Graham Norton Show and would like to share with you that otters feature prominently! I won't spoil it for you, but Benedict is one cool dude.

Blimey! I knew the Graham Norton Show recording was tonight and I was already rather envious of those who got to be in the audience, but now I’m even MORE envious, as well as deeply curious!

I shall definitely be tuning in to BBC One at 10.35pm on Friday night to find out how much otterishness (if any) makes the final cut…