My Sherlock Holmes Adventure – Part 1

Hey everyone,
Now I’ve been watching a TV series called ‘Sherlock’ on TV recently, and the interesting storylines and characters instantly made me decide on attempting to write my own little Sherlock adventure, now for those that have seen the TV show, (with the dark haired Sherlock, with all the cool phone text/menu animations) the characters in this story you should picture as the ones in the show, all the extras I add in you can imagine who they look like.
Let’s begin.

My Sherlock Adventure – Part 1 – by Ben
*Creak *THUMP* *Creak* *THUMP*
*Creak *THUMP* John rests the shopping bags on the landing of the wooden staircase and crouches down with his hands on his knees to catch his breath.
“Sherlock! Can you give me a hand down here please!” He says raising his head up towards the apartment doorway.
“I’m busy!” calls Sherlock’s voice from upstairs
John sighs, “You asked for this stuff, if you want this stuff you can bring it up.”
“Oh if you insist . . . really it isn’t that much more of an effort than the last shopping trips you’ve been on.”
“Isn’t that much more?! . . .”
Sherlock rummages through the bags laying in front of John’s feet while he’s talking.
“. . . It’s more than I’d buy a family of 5 little own . . .”
Sherlock pulls out a few items, and collects them, placing them between between his elbow and his chest.
“That’s all I need,” he says walking back up the stairs.
John looks with his mouth open slightly as he watches Sherlock walk up the stairs in a hurry.
“Unbelievable . . ” John says looking back down at the bags, preparing for another climb.

After awhile John finally makes it up to the top of the stairs and drops the bags on the floor of the kitchen,
“You alright your majesty? Got everything you needed?” He says walking over and slumping down on the couch across from Sherlock.
“No actually, you forgot the 2 rolls of plumbing tape, along with the shoe polish and pack of toothpicks, you’re so unreliable I may as well start going to the shop myself,”
John rolls his eyes, then asks, “What’s with all this stuff any ways?”
“Plumber,” mutters Sherlock,
“Yes, plumber, do pay more attention.”
“What about the plumber?”
“He’s dead.”
Sherlock’s phone vibrates, making a choppy whining sound, it takes only moments for Sherlock’s face to light up as he reads the text message saying, k you can come observe the body now, and it only moments more for Sherlock to leap from his tattered armchair and run out the door towards the stairs.
“Hang on Sherlock! We have to pack these groceries in the refrigerator,”
Sherlock doesn’t stop, his footsteps still can be heard as he calls, “Just do it later!”
“They will go off if we leave them here,”
The footsteps stop, a slight sigh can be heard and the footsteps begin climbing back up the stairs until Sherlock reappears at the entrance. Sherlock then says quickly,
“Groceries happen to be very dispensable these days you can buy them on almost any street corner in central London, dead bodies however, aren’t easy to obtain, now can we please can we go, for I have a dead body to see and plumbing tape, shoe polish and toothpicks to pick up.”
Sherlock then darts out the door again, his footsteps down the stairs sounding much faster than before.
John stares at the groceries for a moment then heads out the door mumbling,
“I don’t know why I bother…”

Well there we go, Part 1.
The amount of Parts that I make to this story is up to you, I have more waiting ready to be posted, but it’s up to you to comment and tell me what you think!

Do the characters talk act as they should?
Does it give you the feeling of the show?

Also, do you have a Sherlock Holmes adventure you’d like to send me?
Up the top of this page click the “Submit a Story” and enter your story in.

Sunset Pictures

Taking a picture of a sunset can be frustrating, the picture never looks how the real sunset does, it’s just inevitable.

Because part of the sunsets appearance is the atmosphere around you, not just what you see.

There are cameras these days that offer ‘Sunset Modes’ and different lighting modes for taking pictures of the sun as it hides behind the horizon, this picture to the left however I took with a standard 5 Mega Pixel HDR Camera.

In my mind, with a sunset picture, even though you don’t get what you see, you get a nice effect that still looks good, even though it is less than half as good as its predecessor.

Sunset pictures, I find, can bring an interesting effect when taken so that the landscape and trees are silhouette, or black. 
Almost like the image above, except you can see the grass, if the grass were darker and not that light, the silhouette effect would definitely be at play.

 I took a few pictures to demonstrate the effectiveness lighting, of the angle, and where you take the photo.

All these sunset pictures, including the first one, were all taken within a few minutes of each other, on the same day.

To the right we see a picture which is angled slightly so that the landscape is diagonal, the picture is also slightly blurry due to the light reflecting across the camera and interfering with the capture. The picture doesn’t look very good, does it?

The picture to the left is from behind some trees, as you can see the picture is good, but the colour of the sunset cannot be seen very well, it’s not absorbed very well, although the silhouette on the tree branches is a nice effect.

Now may also be the time for me to tell you that none of these pictures have received special treatment, meaning no photo shop or any touch ups, these are straight from the camera.
We have 3 photos,
– The first was taken in an area with a shadow over it, with the horizon in the centre of the picture, sky across the top half of the picture, land across the bottom half, and the sun in the middle a little bit to the right.
– The second picture was taken on an angle with the sun and the sunlight coming from the right of the picture.
– And the last picture was taken behind a tree, with the sun being behind the tree, but other than that the sky in the top half of the picture, and the land on the bottom half.

The other thing to note when taking sunset pictures, is that the picture WILL vary depending on:

-When you take the photo, if you take it near the end of the sunset, when the sun is barely in sight you’ll probably get a silhouette effect.

– Conditions, as you can see the photo to the left was taken with clouds in the sky, giving the clouds a light up colourful ’ember’ to them.

-General, in general every sunset is going to be different, they are often individual in terms of their appearance.

Well hope you read the different pointers and info listed in this post, the most important thing, is for you to look at the photos, and decide on what YOU think looks good, so wait until the next sunset, run outside and go snapping pictures, take more than you need to, try different effects and go through them and see what you think.

Until next time,


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Hollywood – Michael Buble

Song – Hollywood  

By – Michael Buble  

Lyrics – Could you be a teenage idol

Could you be a movie star
When l turn on my tv
Will you smile and wave at me telling Oparah who you are.
So you want to be a rock star
With blue eyed bunny’s in your bed
Well remember when you’re rich that you sold yourself for this, you’ll be famous cuz you’re dead.
So don’t go higher for desire
Put it in your head
Baby Hollywood is dead you can find it in yourself.
I don’t want to take you dancing
When you’re dancing with the world
Well You can flash your caviar and your million dollar car
I don’t need that kind of girl
but you could be that next sensation or will you set the latest style
You don’t need a catchy song
Cuz the kids will sing along
When you shoot it with a smile
So don’t go higher for desire
Put it in your head
Baby Hollywood is dead you can find it in yourself.
So don’t fly higher for your fire
Put it in your head
Baby Hollywood is dead you can find it in yourself.
Keep it on your head Hollywood is dead.
Well you can do the mighty tango
You can start your little thing
You can swing from vine to vine
While the kiddies wait in line
With the money in their hands
But if you get to California
Save a piece of gold for me
If it’s the only thing you save
Then I’ll bet you’ll never wave when I watch you on tv.
So don’t go higher for desire
Put it in your head
Baby Hollywood is dead you can find it in yourself.
So don’t fly higher for your fire
Put it in your head
Baby Hollywood is dead you can find it in yourself.
Keep on loving what is true and the world will come to you, you can find it in yourself
Love what is true and the world will come to you, you can find it in yourself
No no no no no
Keep it in your head Hollywood is dead
Come come Hollywood is dead babe woo hoo
Oh Hollywood is dead yeah yeah
Keep on loving what is true and the world will come to you, you can find it in yourself
Get it in your head Hollywood is dead

Michael Buble – Hollywood Lyrics
(Lyrics from

Review –
 It’s another Michael Buble original! Yeah!
All Michael’s original songs always make you feel happy, and they aren’t droopy and sad like most modern day artists, I would call his originals “Light and Fluffy” . . . hmmm
The music video of  ‘Hollywood’ is amazing, it’s by far one of the best music videos I’ve seen in a long time, and it even bags out Justin Bieber! (Image to right)

This song is definitely a compliment to Michael Buble’s career

Rating – 5/5

Common Factors


Today, many may say that after Health I was depressed, crabby. Yeah well, join the dots, it’s BECAUSE of health that I’m looking depressed and crabby, lovely bloody health, bringing light to so many lovely realizations of how ridiculously pathetic and stupid the human race really is. 

During Sex-Education everyone is having their fantasies and laughing over the stuff that’s been repeated every year since grade 5, how they can still find it funny and amusing I don’t know, anyways, out of this, instead of hearing “ejaculate”, “pleasure” and “gets inserted into the” I fell into another thought cloud moment, springing off thousands of thoughts and a whopping headache by the time the day ended, and unlike everyone else who attends a sex-education class, my thoughts were not of such “common factors.”

What are you on about this time?

Well here’s what, every living thing on the planet reproduces, whether its the germs, parasites splitting into two, or trees releasing pollen into the air to grow other trees, along with all animals having sex to reproduce, in a more than similar way. Basically, any living thing, that doesn’t reproduce, wouldn’t exist.

By instinct we have this fantastic *sarc* urge to love and reproduce in order to keep the race going, just like the germs, we will eventually get bigger and bigger spreading like a parasite, we will consume the Earth, we already are, think of the Earth as a being and all us humans, animals and trees are all germs eating away at it’s health.

That’s not the thing that bugs me, what bugs me is the fact that, our sole purpose, is to reproduce, that’s all we’ve been made to do, I mean think about it, puberty starts off at 9-17 gearing up all your sexual organs, to try and get you to reproduce early so that you have enough time to quadrupilate (my new word) by the time you reach 20, everything in life try’s to drag you to it, attraction, puberty, love. Throughout life your body will produce sexual stuff, eggs, sperm la-di-da-di-da

I mean imagine the world without these feelings, what is it then?
There would be no relationships, or love, because wouldn’t stimulate anything, you wouldn’t feel anything from it. It would all be friendships, and nothing more than that. Would it be fun?

I’d like to say yes, but its a double sided issue, while it would be great that you could be with friends playing by a lake with lush green grass and a sunset skimming across the trees, and not have feelings get in the way in how you act or feel towards your friends, you could be more open, more free, more sense in your mind without hormones choosing for you.

The bad thing is, in this case is that we wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t for these feelings, you wouldn’t have parents, but you wouldn’t be here either.
So the lovely world I see, wouldn’t exist.

Sigh. . .

Instead we are left in this world with the stupid expectation of one-day having sex, kids, the lot. By instinct pressure is built up.

And some may say, “Ben, you’re just afraid,” no, not afraid ‘disappointed’ and ‘disgusted’ are the words to say.
For we are controlled by some force, some instinct, to do something that everyone thinks is under their control, here’s a newsflash people, it’s not your decision, you can’t choose who you find sexually attractive its implanted in you, it’s all clouded in this feeling of control so that it feels natural, why shouldn’t it, IT IS NATURAL.

Here’s the biggest thing, came to mind a lot.
‘Pleasure’ you get pleasure from going off, doing the deed so that you can reproduce, think about this? Am I the only one that sees this and feels this way?

It’s a lure.

You feel good about it, the force behind this rubbish, is dangling a carrot on a stick, the carrot being pleasure.
You feel good about being in love,
You feel good about ‘doing the deed’
You feel good about kissing and touching
All these feelings are individual, you can’t get them any other way, you can’t feel the feeling of love, in any other way than to love, you can’t get the pleasure of kissing and touching without kissing and touching.

These things have all been designed in care, each with a pleasure of their own that you can’t get anywhere else, they stand out, and it’s all to lure you in to do what you were created to do, reproduce.

It’s almost like when you were little, having a calendar to mark how many times you brushed your teeth or made the bed.
If you did what you had to do, you were given a reward.

The human race obviously doesn’t change much.

The best cure the human race could make,
Would be one that removes these feelings and hormones.
For I consider it an illness, something weighing us down.

Without hormones and these feelings, we would have more concentration.

To work on things that actually matter.


-By now, those that are thinking that I’m just some kid that’s scared of growing up, or some kid that is gay or whatever it is you ‘original’ sheep-acting twits think, I ask you to leave this blog, get lost. Your ignorance in opinion is not wanted here. 
Then again, judging by the similarity of some sheep-acting twits these days, any that did decide to read this blog probably gave up the moment they read the word “Home” along the top of the page… 

-For those that find interest in what I just said, I thank you in being open for opinion, and by accepting my opinion, maybe not necessarily agreeing with it, but by reading it and understanding the points I made you show a high level of intelligence.

Drawn To Life

Drawn to life is a game for the DS (Duh) it is also on the Wii, in this game it starts in a dark snow-covered town and your called the creator you create practically everything first you start, woe! I was about to spoil the beginning, the people, houses,trees, ground, enemies, dark clouds, backgrounds and levels have been done already, what I like about the game is that you get to draw the hero, you’re not stuck with one guy for the whole game unlike a lot of other games, you can have three heroes on one user so you could have a robot, an alien and a human! Note: alien templates can only be unlocked by a code when in draw mode, hold L and press the following if you want alien templates:x,y,b,a,a.

It is a good game a very good game indeed, I like it very much but it does have its problems.
4.5/5 play
5/5 cut scenes
4/5 fun
2.5/5 visuals
[review pros=”-” cons=”-” score=80]

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