A Review of A Scandal in BohemiaA Review of A Scandal in Bohemia by BradyMajor
Just as the remarkable Irene Adler (whom encapsulates her sex in the keen eyes of the extraordinary Mr. Sherlock Holmes) is the woman to our detective, A Scandal in Bohemia is the Doyle Sherlock story that probably holds the greatest place in my heart. To offer a little insight into my adoration for this particular Holmes story, I have included a prelude to my review of it.
As some may have guessed, this is the first Sherlock Holmes story I ever read, and for that alone it has a dear place in my heart of hearts, and always will. I didn’t know Mycroft from Lestrade when I strolled through a bookstore while away from my home on a vacation of sorts and set my eyes upon that wonderful Wordsworth Sherlock Holmes collection I have written about previously. It was there, incased in its magnificent pages that my eyes first m
FactionsBlack man hates White man, and Green man loathes Gray,
Gray man beats Red, for his deviant ways,
Red man and Scarlet have always been close,
And form an alliance against other folk.
Purple and Beige men are all quite convinced,
The world would be better without men of Pink,
And the heinous acts meted out by the Golds,
On the poor Pastel factions are best left untold.
The cultures of Yellow and Blue are now past,
As Green men subsumed them and wiped out their caste,
And Brown men have conquered what's left of the Tans,
All driven by fear of their fellow man.
From the midst of this chaos arises some hope,
The words of calm reason to love other folk,
And who is the prophet ending this plight,
It's the unshackled blind man who has the best sight.
Bearing ArmsDr. John Watson: You don't remember, Sherlock, I was a soldier! I killed people!
Sherlock Holmes: You were a doctor!
Dr. John Watson: I had bad days!
~ A Scandal in Belgravia (BBC's Sherlock, Season 2, Episode 1)
Captain John Hamish Watson RAMC Medical Officer attached to the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, currently stationed in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan was bored.
And feeling guilty about it to boot.
Bored is good. Bored means no one is being shot at or getting blown up at the moment. Bored means temporary relief for military and civilians alike.
Bored means that John is going out of his mind.
So far today he'd treated a sprained ankle (a careless private) and a bad sunburn (a bloody stupid journalist).
And that's alright, as these things go, and John knows that the second he starts to complain about it even in the privacy of his own head things are going to go to hell and he's going to be looking back at this mom
Here I am.|
INTP: The Architect
Overview: INTPs are obsessed with the idea of truth. Truth can manifest itself in countless forms to the INTP, but the one thing that is certain is that truth is a lifelong quest for this type. In order to gather as much information as possible and thereby come closer to attaining the truth, the INTP attempts to be the most objective of observers and constantly strives for logical consistency. This is often done at the sacrifice of feeling, which is perceived as a fearsome threat to the internal rationality.
Dominant Ti: Introverted thinking. Applies maximum leverage to solve a problem with minimal effort. Draws conclusions via methods of logical reasoning. (Well-developed.)
Auxiliary Ne: Extroverted intuition. Observes and identifies patterns in the external world. Sees possibilities begotten by patterns. (Well-developed.)
Ti-Ne Block: When the INTP has sufficiently grown his auxiliary function, he makes full use of his dominant functional block. A well-developed INTP has the capability to interact well with others through the use of Ne. This particular function, by generating situational possibilities, can simulate and subsequently act upon the empathy which strong Fe users possess naturally; therefore, Ne helps the INTP to cope with and accept emotion. Ne also enables the INTP to communicate his ideas to others clearly and concisely. Along with this, INTPs with strong Ne are able to be truly objective; they will not reject "useless" information. This brand of the type is endlessly tolerant of others as it is able to take on a universal perspective unaffected by foreign lifestyles. It also gains insight into the inner workings of others and thereby understands how better to deal with them.
Tertiary Si: Introverted sensing. Stores observational information in memory in order to be used in comparisons later. Notices causal differences. (Undeveloped until mid-twenties.)
Inferior Fe: Extroverted feeling. Attunes to the emotional atmosphere of a situation or person. Understands how to behave socially. (Undeveloped until late thirties.)
Best-suited careers: Philosopher, physicist, chemist, architect, mathematician, professor, photographer, computer programmer, video game designer
Worst-suited careers: Interior designer, school psychologist, nurse, corporate official, salesman, comedian, pediatrician
Most compatible with (from personal experience): ENTPs, ISFJs, INFPs
Least compatible with (from personal experience): ESFJs, ENFPs, ISTJs