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Sherlock Transcript: "A Study in Pink" (part 1) 
28th-Aug-2012 11:07 am
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Sherlock, Season 1, episode 1 transcript: A Study in Pink, part 1

It’s two years late. So sue me. But certain people (*glares pointedly in the direction of the north of England*) kept on nagging and moaning and complaining and saying that even at this late stage Season 1 transcripts would be still useful for fic-writing purposes, and eventually I couldn’t stand the non-stop whining any longer.

I don’t mean it, Vez. This transcript is dedicated to my best mate, Verity Burns. Sorry it took so long.

And yes, one of these days I’ll try and get round to doing the transcripts for the other two Season 1 episodes. Even though this means that I’ll have to sit through every dire minute of “The Blind Banker” (*cries*) before I can justifiably do the much more exciting “The Great Game”. (Update: They’re done. See the masterlist on Dreamwidth here.)

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3rd-Feb-2014 04:48 am (UTC) - Thank you!!!
Thank you for having done these all hard work!
and forgive my poor English... I'm studying English now by watching Sherlock and reading your scripts! I don't know how to appreciate you.
I was so amazed by your sensitive description and wonderful expressions. You caught many tiny things that I didn't noticed at all when I was watching Sherlock before. You are a definitely nice writer, I think. And I love your witty ment, too! They made me giggle lots of time and sometimes laugh loudly. Actually I stayed up last night reading your scripts... and I downloaded all your transcripts for reading (of course, I will never share it with anyone)
To be frank, for now, I think I love you as much as Benedict... ♡♥
3rd-Feb-2014 09:04 am (UTC) - Re: Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for such a lovely comment! I'm so glad you are finding the transcripts helpful, and that you are enjoying them. Sorry I kept you up late, but thanks so much for commenting.
12th-Feb-2014 07:12 pm (UTC) - about educational use
Hello, Ariane,

First of all, thank you very much for your great work!
I'm a bona fide teacher of English (I invented the job) and I'm hoping to use your transcripts as one of the reading materials for my lesson.

Since I'm teaching online, I will not make or distribute any written copies. I will just ask students to visit this page and explain some grammatical points and key expressions during lessons. I'd appreciate it if you kindly allow me to cite several lines from your transcripts to make lesson notes, which my students and I will view online.

Please let me know if there's any problem. Thank you in advance.
13th-Feb-2014 09:32 am (UTC) - Re: about educational use
Good grief! I am honoured to have my transcripts used for teaching purposes! Thank you so much for asking.

(But you do know that I get a bit 'cheeky' with the relationship between Sherlock and John in later parts and make occasional asides about what I think they might want to do to each other, do you? If you feel it would be safer to cut and paste sections of the transcripts into a separate document and circulate that, I'm happy for you to do so.)
28th-Feb-2014 09:20 am (UTC)
Hello!:)I really like your wonderful works!Thank you so much!There are about 50 fans who really like this and want to print out as PERSONAL enshrinements.They also believe that they can improve their English by reading and learning your works!Can I print this for us SHERLOCK's fans?If allowed,of course I'll indicate your website's name.Thank you very much!
28th-Feb-2014 10:17 am (UTC)
Hello. Yes, of course you can print the transcripts. I hope that they will be helpful.

Thank you for asking.
11th-Mar-2014 04:27 pm (UTC) - I've used your work;
I would just like to say a HUGE thank you for putting this up. It was so much help for the fan fiction series I am writing. In this particular installment, I have used your transcript to help create my own work, but I wanted to give you the link so you know that I've used your work and also credited you in the notes.

Thank you so much, again, and here is the link:

16th-Mar-2014 04:34 am (UTC)
Hello!There are around 25 SHERLOCK fans that really like your transcipts.(It's extraordinary!!)Can we print them privately?Of course I will indicate the link if allowed.Thank you!:)
16th-Mar-2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
You may use the transcripts however you wish, though it'll use up a lot of paper if you print them all! A link back to the source is always appreciated, thank you.
31st-Jul-2014 12:12 pm (UTC) - Thank you!
Can I just pop in here and say thank you for the marvellous effort of transcribing ALL the episodes PLUS a lot of the specials. Days and weeks of your life must have gone into this. That’s dedication indeed.

Also it makes me feel a bit nostalgic because there was a phase in my life, years ago, when I could afford the time to immerse myself for days and weeks on end in fandom activities, too (different fandom though). It is wonderful to be able to do that. I envy you.

But even now that I hardly find the time even to watch the episodes as often as I would like, not to mention obsess over them on the internet, I’m particularly grateful for your transcripts. Over the past few weeks (after finally getting to watch season 3) they’ve allowed me to sneak off into the wonderful world that is Sherlock, during work breaks and even with the kids playing next to the computer. So thank you again, and again, and again. You’re my new hero.

And speaking of A Study in Pink, it is and remains one of my favourite episodes. It is such a little gem, both as an introduction to the characters and as a mystery. The differences between the pilot and the actual episodes are mindboggling though. The final version was SO MUCH BET-TER. It doesn’t bear thinking about what the series would have been like if they hadn’t been able to go back and do it all over again.
1st-Aug-2014 10:26 am (UTC) - Re: Thank you!
Thank you for your kind comments on this and other pages of the transcripts. I'm glad you're finding them so interesting.
25th-Oct-2014 04:10 am (UTC) - Thank you!
I am writing a paper in which I have to analyse and synthesize two texts (or other media) and have decided to do "A Study in Pink" with the original, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet." (Or I may do Doyle's Sherlock with Edgar Allan Poe's Dupin. I was kind of disappointed to learn that Doyle's Sherlock was not the first detective with extraordinary deducing skills in literature. But that's another topic.)

I hope it is alright that I have copied your transcript into OneNote along side Doyle's text so that I can highlight, pen, underline, note, emphasis...as many parallels as I can find.

I must say- I had great respect for Moffat and Gatiss's work before, and had already considered BBC's Sherlock to be one of the most authentic renditions of Doyle's masterpiece. While watching the show I was aware of a few of the little inside references to the originals (and discovered others as I read over many of the short stories) but I was not aware to what degree this authenticity and these references went! (despite it's translation into modern time--which I absolutely love.) I suppose I can't be that surprised given that Moffat and Gatiss are such die-hard fans of the originals.

Anyways, I apologize for the length of this comment. I just thought I would share my excitement with some fellow Sherlockians =).
25th-Oct-2014 10:52 am (UTC) - Re: Thank you!
You're very welcome to use the transcript in this way and I'm honoured that you should choose it. I hope the paper is a success.
4th-Nov-2014 09:32 pm (UTC) - Thank you
Hi, I want to thank you for your transcripts with your editorial comments of Sherlock. They are very helpful for my fanfic writing. I will definitely credit your wonderful work when my story is posted. Another reason I like the transcripts is that, although I am a huge fan, the show, especially season three, is uncomfortable to watch in parts. Once was enough, so rather than squirm through watching an episode numerous times to ensure I understand it, its wonderful to be able to read it instead. Thank you again.
4th-Nov-2014 10:20 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you
I'm glad you've found them helpful, and I appreciate the credit in your fic.
30th-Dec-2014 12:41 am (UTC) - Excellent work!
Excellent work on the transcript! Very descriptive. Certainly helps when I watch Sherlock to understand what Cumberbatch is saying (in his fast deductions). When John and Sherlock move in, I think Sherlock says, "Well I say, 'friend'", not "When I say, 'friend'". But other than that, good work!
2nd-Jan-2015 11:11 am (UTC) - Re: Excellent work!
It's very open to interpretation, that line. It could be either version, but I hear it as 'when'.
25th-Feb-2015 07:18 pm (UTC) - Hey!
First of all this script is awesome!
Second of all sorry for my poor English knowledge, not my motherly language haha...
Anyway I wanted to ask you a tiny question (though it is from great importance for me)
I wanted to ask you, if I could use your script (hard and absolutely amazing work) to write my essay (for school, very important), I am more or less comparing the first episode (A Study in Pink) by BBC and the first story (A Study in Scarlet) by Conan Doyle with each other and your script would be a great help for me when doing so!
I would naturally credit you as a source for the script and you'd have my uttermost gratefulness while I write my essay.

Once again thank you for your great work!
26th-Feb-2015 11:22 am (UTC) - Re: Hey!
Hello, and thank you for your kind comments! You are very welcome to use the transcript to compare the episode and the original story. A credit will be much appreciated.

Good luck with the essay!
19th-Mar-2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
I wish I could leave a coin for every time I've used these transcripts. You would be a millionaire! This service is truly invaluable for the fanfic writer.
20th-Mar-2015 09:12 am (UTC)
Ooh, I also wish I got a penny for every time anyone uses the transcripts! I wouldn't have to work ever again ... except on transcripts, of course!

Thank you for your kind words.
31st-May-2015 09:40 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to drop you a little thank you for these transcripts - they proved very useful with my latest fic and I wanted to show my appreciation for your efforts.

1st-Jun-2015 09:04 am (UTC)
Oh, bless you darling! Thank you so much for telling me. I'm always glad when the transcripts are helpful to people - it makes all the hours of typing worthwhile!
20th-Sep-2015 12:26 pm (UTC) - THANK YOU!
I am lerning a lot of english, thank you for this excellent work!
20th-Sep-2015 01:16 pm (UTC) - Re: THANK YOU!
You are very welcome!
19th-Oct-2015 12:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks a bunch.Good job!
Turned out to be very useful.
Thanks again!
3rd-Mar-2016 11:39 pm (UTC) - Hi!!!
I am a great korean student fan of BBC Sherlock and I would like to use your great work of this script as a personal purpose of making a small booklet for myself. I just wanted to give permission to me just in case you wouldn't like it. :)

May I???
4th-Mar-2016 08:32 am (UTC) - Re: Hi!!!
Yes, you are welcome to print out any of the transcripts for your own use.

Printable versions of all the transcripts are available here; http://arianedevere.livejournal.com/79626.html

Thank you for asking!

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