So I am a “little bit” of a fan of this one BBC show called Sherlock. I suppose none of you have heard of it before. : ) I mean I
often occasionally watch an episode, I most certainly do not have a black coat and a blue scarf that I wear together sometimes and this most certainly is not my current computer screen:
OK, so I actually am a pretty big fan of Sherlock. It’s one of the only TV shows that I will actually watch all the episodes. Watching Sherlock recently has made me wonder how Sherlock thinks. In the past I have researched the subject and discovered some pretty interesting things. This time I came across these blogs. Some of them are better than others but they are all pretty good. So without further ado, here are the blogs.
P.S. Click on the blog’s title to go to it.
The Deduction Guide
This Tumbler is absolutely wonderful. It talks about everything from scientific facts about how dehydration and starvation work to body language all for the writer. A quote from the website itself says that it is trying to be “[…] the ultimate resource for learning and perfecting the skills required for deduction, including information on body language, forensics, speech patterns, and much much more.”
The Everyday Deductionist
This blog is more specifically for those who want to learn to think like Sherlock Holmes but you could always apply it to a fictional character who thinks in that way. This blog often posts small deductions about people things such as piano players will most likely have short fingernails and swimmers might have blonde highlights in their hair due to chlorine. While not always correct it is good for minute details about characters or helping your character deduce something about someone else. This blog also posts pictures that people use as practice for deductions.
Paul Ekman Group
This blog is done by a group that professionally researches body language and micro expressions. It provides excellent training on how to catch liars. As a matter of fact the popular TV show from 2011 “Lie to Me” is actually based off of the research group’s creator Paul Ekman.
A Guide to Deduction
This blog collects many details about deductions much like The Every Day Deductionst, but here people can suggest the deductions that they have found. Also people post comments and the blogger responds sometimes as himself and other times as Sherlock Holmes from the BBC show Sherlock. Blog post here