Nothing gladdens a proper Englishman’s heart—this one, at least—like the sight of a foreigner’s head flying into a dozen bloody bits. — Sebastian Moran (Hound of the D’Urbervilles)
I am still so bitter that this was cut and there’s no explanation about it.
this is his “nope it wasnt me i didnt shoot him” face
who’s an adorable little sniper then?
i have a problem
watching sherlock holmes
when suddenly seb
hello seb. i read fiction about you shagging your boss, please continue lying to the court.
Watson’s gaydar just pinged.
“Occasionally they shot each other - by accident, of course. Quite a number of officers lost their lives or limbs as a result of a mauling by a tiger, panther or wild pig, or through being crushed by elephants.”
from Mr. Kipling’s Army by Byron Farwell
(Incidentally I do recommend this book for anyone interested in the British army in the Victorian era.)
Moran hunted for this little book, but Moriarty even slept with it, so Moran decided to ask bluntly
Anonymous asked: Canonically speaking, what color is Sebastian Moran's hair? I've seen him portrayed as both blonde and brunette...
His hair colour isn’t mentioned in canon except that his moustache is described as “grizzled”, so probably at the point he appears his hair generally is grey or going grey (which also fits with Watson describing him as old/elderly even though he’s only in his fifties). What colour it was originally though is anyone’s guess.
I’m skim-reading The Victorians by A.N. Wilson and finding it pretty boring and heavy going really but the mention in the 1880s section to it being ”a time when no self-respecting fighting man went bare-lipped in the tropics” caught my attention.
Moustaches, you say?
(Perhaps fabulous moustaches can repel bullets or something.)
Moriarty and Moran x2
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows)
I’m starting to really hate working on this now so I’m calling it done.