∞ Scenes of Sherlock

Falls of the Reichenbach, Turner’s masterpiece, thankfully recovered owing to the prodigious talent of Mr Sherlock Holmes.

"Someone will always hate what I say. There’s always going to be somebody spitting blood about my wooden-faced, toffee-named, crappy acting."

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I’m not John. I can tell when you’re fibbing.

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3. Hiding the mouth or eyes

A deceptive person will often hide her mouth or eyes when she’s being untruthful. There is a natural tendency to want to cover over a lie, so if a person’s hand goes in front of her mouth while she’s responding to a question, that’s significant. Similarly, there’s a natural inclination to shield oneself from the reaction of those who are being lied to. If a person shields her eyes while she’s responding to a question, what she might well be indicating, on a subconscious level, is that she can’t bear to see the reaction to the whopper she’s telling. This shielding may be accomplished with a hand, or the person might even close her eyes. We’re not referring to blinking here, but if a person closes her eyes while responding to a question that does not require reflection to answer, we consider that a means of hiding the eyes, and a likely deceptive indicator.

Sherlock, bottom left gif. (Source: x)

Also worth mentioning is Synchrony. When deciphering truth from lie, watching for synchrony is key. Synchrony should be present in the way a person moves their head. You might notice a person verbally saying “yes,” but shaking their head “no.” If what they say from their mouth doesn’t match with what their body says, you have a liar on your hands.

Sherlock is verbally saying “You saved my life” while he is shaking his head in the ‘no’ gesture. Therefore we can assume that Sherlock is lying.

Anonymous asked
also one more bittersweet thing about TIG: in the script (i hope they kept this in the movie) Alan names the encrypting machine "Christopher" after Christopher Morcom, his first love.

you never told me what it was that made you strong,
what it was that made you weak

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