Author has written 4 stories for Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, and Sherlock Holmes.
I AM LEAVING THIS SITE.
I HAVE FINISHED THE NOVEL I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR NEARLY A YEAR.
I AIM TO TRY AND PUBLISH IT AND IT CONTAINS NEARLY ALL OF MY WORK.
I HAVE ALREADY TAKEN MOST OF IT DOWN FROM HERE, LEAVING ONLY THOSE STORIES THAT CAN REMAIN FOR NOW.
THEY WILL SOON BE TAKEN DOWN AS WELL.
THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME ALL THESE YEARS.
(Formerly 'Bowen Cheshire Cates'.)
In case you're wondering why I have suddenly started calling myself 'book' there are a lot of reasons, but the easiest one to explain is that my actual initials (not my earlier screen name initials of 'B.C.C.'), B.O.O.C. - When broken down into the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols - turn into 'book' with a line over the 'oo's.
If you pull my name apart, down to the meanings of the individual first name, middle names, and last name, it forms a story…the story of my life to be exact, So to me it seems quite fitting.
Stories And Poems:
Most of my work deals with depression, hardship, friendship or contemplative thought. I’m fascinated by Holmes because I have similar difficulties and quite a few of the mental peculiarities he exhibits. I love to explore every aspect of his character, but because I am myself quite a dark person at times, and those times are when I need to express myself, most of my work involving the cannon tends to be on the depressive side. Notably ‘A Dangerous Mind’ ‘Tomorrow’, 'So Far Gone', 'For A Time', 'Sherlock Holmes Did Not Answer', 'Grey Matters', 'The Character Of Sherlock Holmes', , 'Across My Inner Ear', 'The Stoppage Of My Death', 'It Has Always Been Too Late', 'I Hear Every Word', 'Wrinkle Up Your Jacket', 'Until Your Spirit Breaks', 'All by your Mistake', 'An Elephant Tusk', 'My Back Against The Wall', 'A Hole Is Still A Hole', 'Nothing Old Can Last', 'When Katherine Died That Day', 'A Torqueing Figure Eight', 'Perhaps', 'Epilogue', 'No Time Left To Change', 'Be The Doom', 'Silent Screaming', 'For The Lack Of Air', 'Courageous', 'The Truth', 'Constructed Of Morocco', 'Hurricane', 'Wait For Me, I Will Come', 'Stained Glass', 'Weighted Words', 'Nightmare', 'I'm A Reluctant Hero Today' and'Hope'.
On the lighter side of things, there are times when I allow my love of humour to show through, I’ve been told that ‘I Don’t Mind If You Don’t Mind’ is very funny so if you’re looking for a laugh I’d try that first, also, showing my particular sense of odd humour are ‘Dear Fellow Holmesians Of The Deerstalker’ and ‘The Adventure Of Shakkah Holmes and Dawson Wasson’ two of my personal favorites, I think they’re quite funny if I do say so myself. Others in the category are: 'Like A Wink And A Smile' and 'A Doctored Future'.
If you're looking for something more in the middle, with humour and seriousness, or just lighter overall, take a gander at 'A Cup Of Tea Indeed', 'Something Like A Friend', 'A Busy Man', 'Everything's Okay', 'The Dead And the Dying', 'Weary Watchmen', 'The Rightful Crest', 'Would Not Survive', 'A Thoughtful Man', 'What We Wake To Find', 'A Most Peculiar Man' and 'Burns The Night Away'.
I have four stories in SH22, my first two ‘The Story Of the Fourth Irregular’ and ‘A Tale Of Entwinement’ are about Children whose lives are changed after coming in contact with Sherlock Holmes. The former does not involve time travel, the latter does, but I like to think it’s tastefully done.
In ‘The Story Of the Fourth Irregular’eleven year old Sarah Leanne Rowlands is kidnapped off the streets by Moriarty after escaping from her abusive family. She is put in the same cell as Holmes who was captured shortly after. Upon discovering that the detective has been blinded with little hope of recovering his sight Sarah, who cannot talk due to a speech disability, becomes his eyes, and he, her window into a world that is far greater then anything she had at first imagined it to be. The two form a tight friendship and help each other meet the challenges that lie before them.
‘A Tale Of Entwinement’ follows the life of fourteen year old Theodore Trent, a nerd who has no idea how to stand up for himself. He’s a whiney little kid with no idea who he is or what he wants. But when he’s sent back in time to the nineteenth century he falls right into the lives of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, he then ends up dragging the former into the future with him to the twenty second century. They both end up on a rip-roaring adventure with the Holmes of that time which leads all ‘three’ of them to reevaluate their lives. Theodore becomes a young man, 1800 Holmes softens up a bit and 2103 Holmes learns to live.
I probably won’t finish my third story ‘The Adventures Of Mycroft Holmes’, as it’s extremely important to me. Myke is one of my favorite imaginary friends, her and Rowley have come a long way with me over the course of my life, and their stories have already been written in my head, so if I get a lot of interest I’ll type it out on electronic paper, but if I don’t, it’s already done inside my head and there is no reason for it to end there.
You may notice that I sometimes mention a young man by the name of Boswell Dorian Grey, he's my bestest imaginary buddy, and he's written some stuff of his own as well as participated in 'The Adventure Of Shakkah Holmes and Dawson Wasson’ when I decided to insert myself into a story for fun. If you think I'm crazy that's fine, whatever helps you sleep at night, but please don't leave your opinions in reviews, he's very sensitive and I don't want people insulting him where he can see it.
'The Dead And The Dying' is the next installment of 'The Story Of The Fourth Irregular' and picks up where we left off in Sarah's life while she's living through her lastest adventure with Holmes and Watson, this one concerning the villainous plots committed by her dastadly mother and father.
As a final note, most of my stories are about Sherlock Holmes the original version, yes, but these days I have a few that are in different fandoms besides SH22:
'A Cup Of Tea Indeed': Batman The Animated Series (Or really, any Batman at all...)
'Everything's Okay': Sherlock (BBC)
See the above information for the backgrounds on these stories.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Hee hee hee...
Welcome to my nightmares
It’s from here you’ll see my dreams
The darkness that you’re blinded by
Just hides my twisted schemes
I wait here, in my forest
With my wide and glinting grin
There’s no way to escape
The tricky trouble that you’re in
Long before you see me
You will hear my taunting song
Your heart will pound inside you
But you won’t be waiting long
Here I am beside you,
No in front, now I’m behind
Am I really there?
Or am I only in your mind?
Is that the crescent moon?
Or it could be my evil smile
Now next you’ll see my shining eyes
There’s no point in denial
You try to run, to fight it
But your feet obey my word
And what before was nonsense
It’s now logic that you’ve heard
Your fear will soon desert you
As I whisper in your ear
‘Come join me, in my forest
It’s alright, we’re all mad here.’
book: Proud member of the Baker Street Unconventionals. Who said we had to let the Irregular boys have all the fun? (although, being an island, I don't really consider myself to be male or female...but this is fun!!!) If you want to know more about the unofficial feminine force, feel free to ask the founder, OneDarkandStormyNight. If you're already a member, add your name and paste this to your profile.
“I confess, I covet your skull.”
-Doctor Mortimer to Sherlock Holmes in ‘The Hound Of The Baskervilles'
(No one covets my skull! *sniff* Hey, did anyone ever notice that Doc Mortimer is all like 'Dude, give me your skull, it's awesome!' and going on about it, when Moriarty is all like 'you have less frontal development than I would have expected'? That bothers me big time, Dude. I mean, for heaven sake, can't people just agree on Holmes' skull already? Is it covet-worthy or not? Just sayin'...)
"You’re such a crazy Cheshire Cat."
-Person talking to book
"In the Beginning, God created the Universe, but this caused a lot of problems and was generally regarded as a bad idea."
“Saturday is an excellent night for stealing bullion! It gives you a full day to escape!”
“I think the embalming fluid has gone to your head, old chap.”
Balthazar: "You know what I want..."
Giles: "If it's for me to scrub those hard to reach areas, I'd like to request you kill me now."
-Rupert Giles talking to the evil and hugely fat Vampire Demon Dude Balthazar.
Okay, I know I write tons of stories for Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, and I adore those guys, I do, I really, really do. I love Spock, and Batman, The Doctor (5 and 10) and Angus Macgyver. I love tons of wonderful characters, but no matter how illogical it may seem (Sorry, Spock), no matter how strange or how silly, my favourite, favourite charactor of all time, is Rupert Giles of Buffy the vampire Slayer (I know, right?).
He's English, Badass, a Genious, Kind, Wise, Gentle, Loving, Respectful, Courageous, Hardworking, Generous, Witty, Bashful, Sweet, Nerdy, Responsible, Modest, He knows and uses a wonderful array of English slang, He has a stunning singing voice, He's darn good-lookin'.
But most of all, he's accepting.
He doesn't judge.
He'd do anything to protect the ones he loves.
And he reminds me of my Dad.
I don't really like TV, I think it's a brainwashing idiot-Box. However, every once in a while you find that special TV show character that embodies everything you believe in, that just by being written, and acted, shows you that not only the writers and the actor understand that these qualities are important, but also all the people that watch the show, and in some small, crazy, geeky, silly way, somehow restores a bit of your faith in humanity. To me Rupert Giles is that character. He's the bloody shiz, you plonker.
Anyone a Macgyver fan? A guy on YouTube did a version of 'Hey There Delilah' but changed it to 'Hey There Macgyver' and altered the words accordingly.
His version didn't rhyme enough.
So I rewrote it.
Hey there Macgyver
Could you ever not escape
From any daunting situation
With a pocket knife and duct tape
Yes you find
A way that things can be combined
Within your mind
Hey there Macgyver,
Yes, you have so many charms
And opposed to firearms
Your shirts are pink
You dominate the hockey rink
Don't smoke or drink
Oh you're such a science geek
Oh with such a great physique
Oh your mullet is so cute
Oh, your brain is so astute,
Your brain is so astute
Hey there Macgyver
You once served in Vietnam
And there is nothing on this earth
From which you can’t construct a bomb
You soak in booze
The dirty laces from your shoes
To make a fuse
Hey there Macgyver
Throughout every episode
though evil minions try to stop you
something always will explode
You're not deterred
The things you do are so absurd
You're such a nerd
You'd think that after all the takes
Where villains make the same mistakes
They'd kill you right away without the quips
Or stuff you in an iron box
With fifty different kinds of locks
And check inside your mouth for paper clips
Instead they dose you up with drugs
And guard your door with stupid thugs
While you use the frame that use to hold your cot
To build a huge sling shot
(The above bridge refers to the episode ‘Nightmares’. All things mentioned in this song actually take place or are mentioned in the show.)
Hey there Macgyver
You are always on the run
From maniacs who want to kill you
'cause you've ruined all their fun
Oh Murdoc's tried
This makes the seventh time he's died
He wants your hyde
Hey there Macgyver
You inherit vintage cars
And you repair dangerous acid leeks
With wits and chocolate bars
You're on your own
But Murdoc calls you on the phone
You're not alone
Hey there Macgyver
I just thought I'd mention jack
Because it seems that you’re the only person
Picking up his slack
while he denies
The use of poppy-dog like eyes
Behind his lies
Hey there Macgyver
Yes you helped him get his plane
And now you're wishing that you hadn't
Cause he’s driving you insane
Yes Dalton air
Has caused you no end of despair
You're well aware