“Moriarty was real.”
“Richard Brook is a lie.”
“I believe in Sherlock Holmes.”
A recent explosion of fliers bearing messages like these have been mysteriously popping up in Dunlap Hall and have raised questions with students.
What exactly are they about? What are they promoting? Is there a new club on campus?
The group behind this calls itself “Watson’s Warriors” to keep the air of mystery created by the sneaky appearance of the fliers. They are promoting the television show titled “Sherlock,” which is a modern day version of the Sherlock Holmes books.
“This is not really a geeky campus, I just wanted to see what kind of reaction the fliers would get,’’ said Watson’s Warrior No. 1, a female NGCSU junior.
The main message of the fliers according to Watson’s Warriors is “Watch the show, it’s fantastic.”
To her surprise, about a week later, fliers appeared taking the opposite view favoring Moriarty, Holmes’ nemesis. The main message of the fliers according to Watson’s Warriors is “Watch the show, it’s fantastic.”
It did not just stop at the fliers though. The message “I believe in Sherlock’’ appeared along with a drawing of Sherlock and Moriarty on the chalkboard in Student Center South.
Both of these Watson’s Warriors used self designed fliers and battled it out, eventually calling a truce to save space on the walls. Now only a few basic fliers with information leading to the show remain.
“The fliers were the most exciting thing I’ve seen on campus,” said Waston’s Warrior No. 2, a NGCSU sophmore.
The TV show, created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gattiss, is known for ending every season with a cliffhanger. Holmes has a worldwide following. In a fan-created viral campaign, fans have been putting up fliers and messages about Sherlock all around the world.