What does eighty years of people trying to date the Sherlock Holmes adventures look like? Most sensible people have never wondered … or probably cared…but this is the internet, so now you can choose to find out. ;)
Puzzling out the dates and order of Holmes’s adventures has a history about as long as the fandom itself. Some fans simply wonder whether Watson was married during a case, or whether this or that adventure took place before the hiatus. Others take on the subject like a fannish game of sudoku, unable to rest until each story is slotted neatly into place. The stories and their contradictions don’t leave us with an easy task; dating the cases is a hobby that can keep a fan entertained (or just infuriated) for years.
Interviewer: “so where do you see yourself in five years?”
Me: “I’m shaking hands with Dumbledore I’ve won the house cup”
teacher: what's something that you need that you can't see or feel?