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Hi there! New to fandom due to sudden time influx. Am mom of one, used to be one half of an impressionism museum, now assisting with running an art school - so much less time consuming! So, enter SHERLOCK. Oh, and Yoga. And I've rediscovered my husband, recently. Apparently he was there all along. But of the three the most surprising has been this obsession with this fandom. Who would have thought?

people-are-fond:

don-gately:

deducethegay:

queenofkansas92:

Johnlock-Words Unspoken

i honestly think this video is the strongest evidence of TJLC, because it’s the actual show. the clips aren’t taken out of context, there’s no major editing, no scenes from other shows/movies ben and martin have made. there aren’t any lyrics to tell you how the video should be seen, it’s just so simple and beautiful and most importantly, so real.

cantpronounce, anigrrrl2, incredifishface, good times

Okay. Could somebody please show this to Moftiss. Not me—there’s, um, something in my eye. Or something.

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The Case Against John and Mary

archipelagoarchaea:

So once again, my Long Meta is unfinished and I’m itching to publish something. It’s been bothering me that a considerable portion of the ‘romantic’ chapter of my meta has been devoted to yammering on incredulously about the way John and Mary’s relationship was written, so perhaps it makes sense to pull that out and post it separately, anyway. After, y’know, completely re-writing it. Without further ado, here is my opinion on John and Mary’s romance in the show.

It doesn’t exist.

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wsswatson:

"very hard to find a pressure point on you, mr. holmes. the drugs thing i didn’t believe for a moment. anyway, you wouldn’t care if it was exposed, would you?”

are you implying that he WOULD care if you exposed john as his pressure point, magnussen? because i wouldn’t care if somebody pointed out that my best friend was in fact my best friend unless i was secretly in love with them

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imsrun:

Sherlock Season 3.

OCN trailer in Korea

Countries and their OTPs

(via bennyslegs)

221bee:

professorfangirl:

221bee:

reminder that there were actual, talented, trained and experienced people who stood in a room and decided, “yes, this is the angle we’ll use. yes, we’ll have sherlock drop to his knees before john rather than stoop. yes, we’ll do it this way rather than from the side or a close-up of hands removing the bomb vest. this is the one. this captures exactly what we want to capture.”

God I LOVE screencaps like this, and I love the shippy readings, and I just fucking love transformative fandom. But. When we say there were “people who stood in a room and decided” to pose it this way, and when we imply undeniably that they intended the shippy suggestion, then, well, I start to be really uncomfortable. Sherlock’s on one knee for 3.2 seconds, so this is one frame out of 95. And more importantly, it’s a 3.2 second shot from a completely non-sexual context, where John and Sherlock think they’ve just escaped a madman. It matches the angle and composition of all the other long and medium shots of John in the vest, and there haven’t been any other extreme close-ups of body parts, like hands and the vest. It’s the obvious shot for the moment. Saying they intended it to imply a blowjob is really far-fetched.
Look, I hate to play the heavy. I don’t want to lose the shippiness. (And yep, I take this image and fill in the missing blowjob with gusto, please and thank.) I want other people to dig the shippiness, too, including casual audiences. But if we justify it with arguments like these, that depend on validating out-of-context images with creators’ intent, I think we make the shippiness seem silly to many people. And it’s not. The homoerotics are there, they’re inherent in the situation and the whole history of detective fiction. But if we link sexualized images like this to showrunner intention, I’m sorry, I think we end up looking foolish. And I for one want people to take fans and their shipping seriously.

What if I don’t want to take it seriously? What if I just do this in my spare time—get on Tumblr, reblog silly things, write silly stuff—just to have fun? Because this is fun for me and it’s fun for other people and I really don’t care if, in this context, the creator didn’t actually want it to appear like a set-up for a blowjob. If they didn’t? Cool. My bad. But it does appear like a set up for a blowjob in the very brief period of time it’s on screen. That actually happened. People see it. I’m pretty sure that if we see it, people associated with filming—people trained in this stuff—saw it and decided to go with it [on purpose or anyway or in spite of it or whatever]. I wasn’t exactly performing a scholarly scene analysis in my post, which was written in approx. 1 minute and encapsulated a fleeting thought I had while looking at caps.
This is how I do fandom. This is how a lot of folks do fandom. This is how we have fun. I really don’t give a fuck if some random person thinks I’m “foolish” for having fun with a ship I love dearly, that means a lot to me, that helps me get through some days, because fandom isn’t about that random person or anyone outside of the fandom itself. If me and 600+ people looked at that cap and what I wrote and got some form of enjoyment out of it, good. That’s all I wanted. The end.

It is intentionaly filmed that way, the characters refer to the erotic reading mere seconds (!) later. A brief fourth wall down - because yes John, someone did ‘see that’ and yes Sherlock, they do, indeed talk. We do little else I ‘m afraid. Of course we are set up, the joke here is on us for getting the ‘wrong ’ idea. But the sexualised staging is completely intentional by the showrunners, it ‘makes’ the joke.

221bee:

professorfangirl:

221bee:

reminder that there were actual, talented, trained and experienced people who stood in a room and decided, “yes, this is the angle we’ll use. yes, we’ll have sherlock drop to his knees before john rather than stoop. yes, we’ll do it this way rather than from the side or a close-up of hands removing the bomb vest. this is the one. this captures exactly what we want to capture.”

God I LOVE screencaps like this, and I love the shippy readings, and I just fucking love transformative fandom. But. When we say there were “people who stood in a room and decided” to pose it this way, and when we imply undeniably that they intended the shippy suggestion, then, well, I start to be really uncomfortable. Sherlock’s on one knee for 3.2 seconds, so this is one frame out of 95. And more importantly, it’s a 3.2 second shot from a completely non-sexual context, where John and Sherlock think they’ve just escaped a madman. It matches the angle and composition of all the other long and medium shots of John in the vest, and there haven’t been any other extreme close-ups of body parts, like hands and the vest. It’s the obvious shot for the moment. Saying they intended it to imply a blowjob is really far-fetched.

Look, I hate to play the heavy. I don’t want to lose the shippiness. (And yep, I take this image and fill in the missing blowjob with gusto, please and thank.) I want other people to dig the shippiness, too, including casual audiences. But if we justify it with arguments like these, that depend on validating out-of-context images with creators’ intent, I think we make the shippiness seem silly to many people. And it’s not. The homoerotics are there, they’re inherent in the situation and the whole history of detective fiction. But if we link sexualized images like this to showrunner intention, I’m sorry, I think we end up looking foolish. And I for one want people to take fans and their shipping seriously.

What if I don’t want to take it seriously? What if I just do this in my spare time—get on Tumblr, reblog silly things, write silly stuff—just to have fun? Because this is fun for me and it’s fun for other people and I really don’t care if, in this context, the creator didn’t actually want it to appear like a set-up for a blowjob. If they didn’t? Cool. My bad. But it does appear like a set up for a blowjob in the very brief period of time it’s on screen. That actually happened. People see it. I’m pretty sure that if we see it, people associated with filming—people trained in this stuff—saw it and decided to go with it [on purpose or anyway or in spite of it or whatever]. I wasn’t exactly performing a scholarly scene analysis in my post, which was written in approx. 1 minute and encapsulated a fleeting thought I had while looking at caps.

This is how I do fandom. This is how a lot of folks do fandom. This is how we have fun. I really don’t give a fuck if some random person thinks I’m “foolish” for having fun with a ship I love dearly, that means a lot to me, that helps me get through some days, because fandom isn’t about that random person or anyone outside of the fandom itself. If me and 600+ people looked at that cap and what I wrote and got some form of enjoyment out of it, good. That’s all I wanted. The end.

It is intentionaly filmed that way, the characters refer to the erotic reading mere seconds (!) later. A brief fourth wall down - because yes John, someone did ‘see that’ and yes Sherlock, they do, indeed talk. We do little else I ‘m afraid. Of course we are set up, the joke here is on us for getting the ‘wrong ’ idea. But the sexualised staging is completely intentional by the showrunners, it ‘makes’ the joke.

(via bennyslegs)

deducingbbcsherlock:

It took me awhile to realize that this was why the “forgiveness” scene at Christmas didn’t sit right with me. (Well, that and the fact that forgiveness was never actually asked for nor granted.)

John has trust issues. The fall, and Sherlock’s return, certainly didn’t do much to help those - more likely, it caused a setback. As of his wedding, John is still seeing his therapist. And while certainly his reasons for continuing therapy are numerous, we are told repeatedly that one of his big issues is trust.

And here John has learned he does not know who his wife is. He doesn’t know her name, her nationality, her first language. He doesn’t know anything about her family, her childhood…all he knows is that this woman used to be an assassin and has, in his words, “lied to me since the day we met.” It is actually a larger-scale lie than Sherlock’s fake suicide.

We watched John struggle with forgiving Sherlock in TEH. That was a huge betrayal of trust, and despite how much he’d missed Sherlock, John had a hard time getting passed it. What was it he kept asking? I don’t care how you did it, Sherlock. I want to know why. And, while we never see Sherlock fully explain Jim’s plan to John on the show, John’s blog informs us John did eventually learn the truth:

Turns out he’d faked his death because Moriarty had threatened those close to him. Including me. He’d gone into hiding, happy to leave me and everyone else thinking he was dead. He’d done it to save us but he hadn’t trusted us enough to tell us what was really going on. Not sure I’ll ever truly forgive him for that but as the saying goes, life goes on.

John does say “of course I forgive you” at the end of TEH, in what he thinks are his dying moments. But clearly this is a huge, huge deal for John, and again, a massive setback in terms of his trust issues.

So after spending months apart from Mary to come to terms with her enormous betrayal…we’re supposed to believe that John tosses out the hard drive supposedly containing her history, essentially tells her they’ve got a clean slate, he doesn’t care what she’s done – which, according to her, could put her away for life, not legal stuff, not CIA stuff, not necessarily killing “bad” people, maybe just killing people – but no no no, Captain Trust Issues Watson doesn’t care about her past that is even at this moment threatening her safety, his safety, and their unborn child’s safety because the guy John saw piss in a fireplace has already made it clear he knows what Mary’s done and could expose her to the enemies she’s made and judging from today’s Lord Smallwood Suicide headline he’s got no fucking problem pushing those he blackmails to the brink and beyond?

"The problems of your past…" Um, those are the problems of your future, John. Hell, they’re the problems of your present. It’s not just unbelievable that John would swallow all this and try to move on with a clean slate, it’s frankly insanely irresponsible and dangerous behavior for a father-to-be. Either that, or…

It’s bullshit. It’s such bullshit. John has fucking trust issues. He wants to know who he married. He wants to know who’s carrying his child. He wants to know what “Mary’s” done that led to something as drastic as assuming a false identity for five years, threatening a media mogul at gunpoint, and shooting and nearly killing a man who offered to help her.

John wants to know why. And that’s why he came in with “prepared words, words chosen with care.” Rehearsed. Carefully rehearsed words that are part of a larger plan we’ll see unfold in season four.

Let’s pretend the Watson marriage was “domestic bliss” up until the shooting; let’s pretend Mary was the love of John’s life; even then, how does this odd “forgive and forget” thing make sense? True love is not accepting that your partner has done things they’re so desperate for you not to find out, they attempt murder. True love is not sweeping the past under the rug while knowing it puts both of your and your child in danger.

I don’t know what’s going on with John in the Christmas scene. But actual forgiveness has nothing to do with it.

(ETA: If Martin Freeman can say shit with a look, what the HELL is he telling her in that last gif?!)

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