New from Rory: The Irregulars

Thanks to a follower on the Facebook page*, I was alerted to the following:

The Irregulars release date: Latest news on the Sherlock Holmes Netflix drama

Apparently this is a group of kids Holmes relied upon to tell him what was going on around town, probably the basis for Sherlock’s “homeless network” in the BBC series. This new show follows them after they’ve gotten older.

The interesting bit is here:

Alongside the key cast, Royce Pierreson (Line of Duty, The Witcher) plays the menacing Dr Watson alongside the elusive Sherlock Holmes, brought to life by The Inbetweeners and Killing Eve’s Henry Lloyd-Hughes. Clarke Peters plays the mysterious Linen Man, while guest cast include Game of Thrones’ Rory McCann and Two Doors Down’s Kieran Hodgson.

Apparently it will all be available to stream on 26 March.

I’m thinking about asking House Male for his login password so I can mooch off his account to screencap these. But if I don’t, I’ll get around to the DVD one of these days.

Also I’ll get around to mirroring this article soon.

And finally, Google Alerts did not inform me of this new development. To say that I am profoundly irritated is the understatement of the year.

*Thanks to the lady who let me know about this. However, I have now put the Facebook page into its delete process which will take 14 days to complete. I don’t know if it’s available to visitors during that time; I doubt it. The 14 days is in case I drunk-deleted it and want to change my mind later. Sotally tober, folks. So sorry. More information here.

Administrivia: 19 February 2021

There have been changes in the following:

Articles. Minor stuff in the introductory blurb.

Bio. Minor change further down the page due to adding a new page (see next section, “new things”).

Blog. Yep, rebooting again. I keep aiming for a certain something that I haven’t quite been attaining. I’m not even sure which incarnation we’re on now… third? fourth? It’s all good. Some links will be broken elsewhere until I go through and get everything sorted, but the site is still quite usable.

Filmography. Where the fuck did it go??? Oh, I changed the name. Blame TheMuse. After reading this article, I realized calling the page a CV fits a lot better for what I want to put on it.

Finding Rory. Simplifying and linking to supplemental information.

Intellectual property. Just some minor changes.

Rory McCann’s love life. I thought the previous version of this was way too wordy for the message I was trying to get across and I also wanted to tighten up the items of “evidence” for Rory’s past relationships, as I repeated some information unnecessarily and it was kind of muddled up. I think it is a good deal more readable now, but basically says the same thing. I have added some snark, so be aware of that if you’re allergic.

Social media. This page is VERY different now, and you’ll want to read it if you’re a frequent visitor. If you aren’t, obviously don’t worry about it.

–and I changed a simple thing, the hover/click color on the menu items, to yellow from blue. I mean. Yellow and black(ish). Duh.


New thing:

Rory’s boats. You probably don’t know what you thought you knew about these.


Up and coming:

Making text-file templates for the typical pages I add in each section. It will save me having to go into existing pages to copy and paste their code and then edit it.

Going through all the articles and making sure everything’s the way I want it. I see some URLs (web page addresses) I need to shorten (yes this will mess up your links; hope you haven’t made any from here) and I may revise some notes as well.

Adding more Getty embeds. I’ve been chattering about that for over a year and it’s time I actually did it. I had a lot of trouble with the oldest embeds going bad, but things have remained stable since I finally fixed that, so let’s go ahead already.

Figuring out what to do with the Screenshots section. Do I want it or do I want to add the screenshots to the Filmography section? Decisions, decisions.


We need more images on this site! I finally might have figured out what to put in the “backstretch” section, and adding some kind of header pic in each section is a good idea too.


Fascinatingly, because there’s no visible link that would allow it and comments do not auto-publish here (I must approve every one), someone’s been leaving spam comments. I overshare anyway, hence am mentioning it. I mark them as spam and delete them and move on. If I can ever figure out where the loophole is, it will go away.


Lest I come off as bragging (Glob forbid). I sometimes have sleepless nights, and last night’s was.

Google Alert: 19 February 2021

Back when I first started this site, Season 8 of Game of Thrones had just begun, and I figured the news cycle would feature or at least mention Rory McCann now and again. So I set up a Google Alert to catch those mentions.

I was not disappointed… at first. Eventually, however, with Rory’s legendary reclusiveness in play, the news dried up. I still rarely get something that mentions him — just mentions, usually in the context of his Hound role, and nothing really new most of the time.

More often, it’s something like this.


Wisconsin. WISCONSIN. Get ya boy. He’s clutterin’ up my news feed!

Start here

Rory McCann as Kenny McLeod in The Book Group

I started this website, including the original blog, right before Rory McCann’s 50th birthday in 2019. The blog has been restarted a few times since then, but I’m leaving this post here as a reminder of the start date. If I ever manage “previous post” and “next post” links on individual posts, I can link to this as the start post of the blog too and you can just click all the way through if you want.

This blog’s about a few topics: mainly about the changes I make to this site, and also various notes about Rory that connect with the articles and other information here, and sometimes other things connected to his fandom in general. A little something for everyone, I guess.