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  •  Uh, no (1+ / 0-)
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    Brecht

    First, why do you say that Watson is an unreliable narrator?  You rely on his statements for your beliefs about Holmes and women even though critics and fans from the Baker Street Irregulars on down have found plenty of wiggle room in the texts for Holmes to have romantic relationships with everyone from Irene Adler to Violet Hunter.

    Second, Watson explicitly says in at least one of the stories that Holmes was addicted to cocaine but is now clean, and is horrified when he sees Holmes with a syringe in his hands.  If that isn't canon, what is?

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