Loki doesn’t give a fuck XD
He was going through his diary
4:00, wallow in self pity;
4:30, stare into the abyss;
5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one;
6:30, dinner with me - I can’t cancel that again;
7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing… I’m booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?
I wanna see how many people on this site are into it.
I know there are more
don’t lie guys i know you live on smut
I’m sorry but scrollers
Read and write.
Ben, this is all your fault… remember that!
I now have a need to see Benedict in armour.
It looks like he’s talking and filming himself.
Hey, I’m turtle, let me show you around my crib.
here’s the pool
http://conchs82.tumblr.com/post/69006706425/lyndsayfaye-bluebellglowinginthedark-fixed said: “No one can cancel out the regard these two men have for another.”
Nope and you can’t cancel the love Watson had for Mary and outright respect Holmes had for her.
What people have done with the literal erasure of Mary in the screen cap is disrespected the actors, the series, and the canon of both the original stories and the BBC series
Because John and Sherlock, Holmes and Watson will always be the closest of friends (even taking into regard the fact that in ACD canon they barely saw, spoke or wrote to each other after Holmes retired) through history and this series.
Have your Johnlock! Write, read (some really great) fanfic, draw, discuss, have groups dedicated to it. Role Play. People have taken nearly every type of media and “shipped” characters since, well, they were created (even Jane Austin and the Bronte sisters wrote fan fiction pairing characters that weren’t originally paired!) But don’t spit on the very actors, story lines, and series that you claim to love, admire and respect.
Will John lose Mary to death? Likely. But the John Watson and The Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series that makes this fandom possible? That have made the art and the podcasts and the meetups and everything else? They would never lower themselves into the dirt to mock and be so disgusting towards such an integral character (sherlock might say some things such as he has with Mrs. Hudson).
Johnlock will never become BBC series canon. That’s been stated by everyone involved in the series to the point of irritation because “fans” won’t respect the choices of the writers of a series they claim to love (barring whatever episode people don’t like).That doesn’t and shouldn’t stop headcanon shipping . It does however, not excuse outright hatred.
Respectful, tolerant and honorable fans? They might not like her, but they won’t erase Mary.
It’s sad and disheartening and quite frankly sickening to see the Sherlock fandom once again become “that” fandom…the one people shake their heads at and can’t respect, get annoyed at, and even hate because the minority of Mary haters are so vocal and have acted in such a disgusting way.
It’s all begun again. The fighting and hatred over a character that, for some reason, people think will destroy their headcanon ship. Mary won’t. You can still write your fanfic. Still ship Johnlock. But can’t you treat Mary with decency? With respect? Without eliminating a strong, intelligent, independent, and major female character?
Finally, Mary seems to be the very woman that many have said they’ve been waiting for in this series. Acting so blatantly misogynistic towards Mary while complaining about the misogyny in Sherlock is the very definition of irony.
submitted to thebritishteapot-a fan with immense respect and decency
I’m publishing this because it’s a wise message. I don’t feel in the position do comment on single posts, statements or pictures, also because I didn’t have the chance yet to see Mary’s haters in action. But I do know about the threats Amanda is getting, and I think this is something that we should discuss about, separately, because it’s a very serious thing.
My opinion is that people should stop hurtining both her AND themselves by thinking that sending death threats to an actress would make johnlock canon, or would make those people into a true fans. This behaviour is not getting them - and unfortunately the whole fandom - anywere but a very bad situation
So, for reasons unbeknownst to myself, I decided to take some tweets from the SeaWall Q+A with Andrew today and add them to moments from Sherlock. For example:
22+ more under the cut
im so masochistic its terrible i cried while drawing this omg
But what if
THIS FUCKING POST
Is it safe to assume this request for bees is Sherlock related?
And of course he can’t pick between his phone and bees. I’M SORRY THIS TURNED OUT TO BE LESS BEES. and less bees. and less bees……..
Because Thomas William Hiddleston is in fact a five-year-old stuck in a 32-year-old body.
A Lesbian’s Guide to Shipping Johnlock in S3, or
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombshell
[This meta is long but it’s going to important places. Patience is advised.]
As a 43-year-old lesbian I’ve spent most of my life studiously reading between the lines. My erotic desires lounge in the liminal space between code and image. I am 4 years younger than Mark Gatiss who grew up in the north of England a whole ocean and half a continent away from me but we share some basic survival skills. We learned early on to read between the lines, alright, to read gaily during a very confusing era for young queers.
There’s a whole documentary called The Celluloid Closet about what it was like to be a gay cinema-goer in the 20th century looking at overt representations of your desire (almost universally pathologized) and looking into film narratives desperate to find some of the gay, any of the gay to identify with. God, the loneliness! Go watch the documentary. Do it.
A Bit of Gay Man Background
Younger Sherlockians won’t remember a time when homosexual desire was literally the love that dare not speak its name. For god’s sake when Gatiss and I were kids nobody ever confirmed publicly that Liberace was gay! There were jokes and winks of course.
But I’m serious. Liberace even won a lawsuit in the UK against William Connor, a Daily Mirror reporter who implied he was homosexual by calling him fruit-flavoured!
Connor wrote that Liberace was “…the summit of sex - the pinnacle of masculine, feminine, and neuter. Everything that he, she, and it can ever want… a deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavoured, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love.”
(Two important contextual facts: male homosexuality was then illegal; the word “gay” had not become an antonym for homosexual).
After a six-day hearing, during which Liberace denied being homosexual or ever having taken part in homosexual acts, the jury found for him. He was awarded a then-record £8,000 in damages (about £500,000 in today’s money). (x)
Not only were we desperate for representations of our desires and identities in popular media and discourse, but what we thought we could read definitively as gay/queer/homosexual was undermined quite often by the very people we were confidently reading— the people we were kind of sure we could look to for confirmation that we we not only not alone, but that queer people could be and were already loved by the masses. That’s how you make what you call a gay icon.
Here’s another example of confusing from our teenage era. We watched this handsome gay boy cinema heart throb, Rock Hudson,
be ravaged by AIDS. He wasted away shockingly before our very eyes and at first he denied he even had the disease and then a year later when he finally admitted he did have AIDS he claimed he got it from a blood transfusion. After his death scores of celebrities came forward to verify that the beloved Hudson was indeed gay.
Sherlock in Love, a Queer Love Triangle
It’s not possible, given the mainstream cultural expressions and repressions of homosexuality, to overestimate the impact that Billy Wilder’s overtly queer film, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, had on the young Gatiss, gay Holmesian fanboy. (Moffat, too!) I’ll repeat Gatiss’ famous lines about the film because they’re MARVELOUS:
They gently take the mickey out of Sherlock Holmes in the way that you can only do with something that you really adore. It’s a fantastically melancholy film. The relationship between Sherlock and Watson is treated beautifully; Sherlock effectively falls in love with him in the film, but it’s so desperately unspoken. There’s an amazing scene where, to get out of a situation where a Russian ballerina wants Sherlock to father her child, he claims Watson and he are gay. Watson is outraged and, when he calms down, speaks of the women all over the world who could attest to his sexuality. He says to Sherlock, “You do too, don’t you?” Holmes is silent, and Watson says, “Am I being presumptuous? There have been women, haven’t there?” Holmes says, “The answer is yes – you are being presumptuous.” Sensational. -Mark Gatiss, “The Film that Changed My Life”
Mofftisson giveth and, we fear, taketh away. We’ve been blessed with so many canonical references to Johnlock that it makes me giddy, while at the same time we’re told again and again and again that John’s not gay. Nope. Not. We Johnlock shippers are sick at the idea that John’s attachment to Mary will erase, undermine, etc. all the homoeroticism we’ve been luxuriating in for two seasons.
If you haven’t seen TPLoSH, you need to know one very important fact. Three-continents Watson is so plainly straight. Sherlock Holmes, according to Gatiss’s own reading, falls desperately in love with a straight man.
With every frustrated plan Sherlock has for himself and John, every moment it should be the two of them against the rest of the world, every notice that John’s heart or attentions are divided, Mary will be the torch. Mary will be the torch that shines a light on Sherlock, the man who carries a torch for her husband. Sherlock thought his grand re-entrance into John’s life would be a source of awe and admiration for his former flatmate. That absence of awe only serves to highlight that it once existed, flowed freely. What Mary has of John will only serve to underscore what Sherlock no longer does. And by forcing us to read between the lines for our cannon/canon fodder, we will read queerly. For me, this is second nature. For Gatiss, second nature. Most of YOU will earn the frustrations, yes but ultimately the exquisite, exquisite joy of cherishing stolen moments of desire and longing. Trust me, it’s fucking hot.
Mary, who is going to be an AWESOME character, a sexy, strong woman we can love, Mary will be our proof.
I say it will be some work on your part but for god’s sake that still up there ^ Sherlock looking at John from his freaking bedroom. That’s hardly subtle, is it?!
Important Stuff to Look At
EXACTLY! Ugh I could kiss you! May I kiss you? I’m going to find you and kiss you!
This is exactly my thoughts. This is what I’ve wanted to say to people ever since we suspected Mary would be in series 3, but you said it far better than I could have.
Just thank you so much for putting it so eloquently.
I want to shout I am so happy about this!
I’ve never been asked for general advice.
you know, it’s hard with advice, isn’t it? Like, if you give people advice they want to ignore it most of the time. Um, but, um, I don’t know. I don’t know. What do I know? I don’t know anything
Dance more was better wasn’t it? . Dance more!
First day back at school
Second day back at school
third day back to school
still not over this
There is not a Hiddlestoner alive who will ever be over this.
I’m still very much under this.
I wish I was under that.
That last comment tho