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29 March 2012 @ 10:20 am
For those familiar with Agatha Christie  
Opinion time!

If you were updating Poirot and Hastings to fit into the Sherlock 'verse (which I am attempting, somewhat unsuccessfully to do), would you expect them to call each other Poirot and Hastings or Hercule and Arthur?

Also, The Moustache: required or not? I mean, it's sort of essential to Poirot as a character, but it's also very, very not in fashion at the moment. I can have him sport it as a sort of eccentricity (which is a Poirot thing to do), but I don't know if it works.

Thoughts, questions, concerns?
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formerly lifeinsomniac: GhostSqueejoonscribble on March 30th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
I strangely expect Poirot to call Hastings Arthur but for Hastings to call Poirot by his surname. Kind of like Moss vs. Roy.

Also, I think the mustache is paramount and can totally pass as an eccentricity.

Also? SQUEE!! Modern crossover FTW!
The Writer They Call Tay: Merlin: Thumbs up!awanderingbard on March 30th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Oh, I had thought of it as an either or thing, but your way makes perfect sense and I like it much better. Hastings is totally public school enough to call people by their last names.

The Moustache is paramount,agreed. I just wasn't sure if I could get away with it, but hopefully if I lampshade it enough, it will work.

Now if I could only write the damn thing. I've figured out Hastings' and Poirot's modern backstories, but John and Hastings won't shut up and I can't get Poirot and Sherlock to work with each other. Which I suppose is in character, but not helpful to my word fairy.
rodlox: Ancient Mairodlox on March 30th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
The Adventure Of John And Hastings
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(seriously, all the best)
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Watson's cute noseawanderingbard on March 30th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
I would totally just give in and write that, except for the prompt I was trying to write was for Sherlock and Poirot, with no mention of their sidekicks.

At the moment, it's more like "John and Hastings Bitch about their Respective Geniuses and Discuss the Fact that They are Essentially the Same Character". I mean, I know Christie was going for a Watson for her hero, but it's a bit silly how similar this two guys are. Which is probably why they won't shut up.
rodloxrodlox on March 30th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
I think they would call one another by their surnames - they strike me as prefering that layer of formality.

also, the moustache, most definate.
The Writer They Call Tay: DW: Rose cutieawanderingbard on March 30th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, for some reason I can't picture Hastings calling Poirot 'Hercule'. Or Poirot enjoying being called 'Hercule' for that matter.

Moustache it is!
rodlox: laughingrodlox on March 31st, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
now I'm picturing someone saying "Hercule. Herc. Hercules!"

though I'm not sure if that would be said by Sherlock or The Doctor. :)