I wanted to show my love and appreciation for all your hard work and thought this would be an awesome idea (and a nice challenge for myself) Every drawing is done in pencil and took me 8 hours. (If any of you aren’t satisfied with this post, please let me know!)
Thank you for all the inspiration and for making our life worth living!…
"Thank you for everything!"
"Sorry that took so long."
you dont say that to your date unless you pooped in the bathroom or something actually went wrong (which in that case, you’d complain or at least say something about it)
im sure it was a phone call, tipping mary about sherlock’s arrival in the restaurant
it is very suspicious that she didn’t recognise Sherlock because he was ALL OVER THE NEWS
seems like something someone who knew more than they should would do
While researching #tjlc for my Sherlock essay, I discovered that no one had written something like “Johnlock 101” yet - so I did! Thanks to merlenhiver for breaking her beta hiatus for me!
TJLC: Johnlock is endgame. The writers have always intended John and Sherlock to end up in a romantic relationship. They are planting subtextual clues for viewers to find and piece together the puzzle of the century while systematically lying when asked about it. They are not, in fact, queerbaiting their audience.
People new to TJLC might think we’re all mad and have joined Sherlock in a drug-induced daze of wishful thinking. I grant you, when I first heard the theory that “Johnlock is endgame”, I sighed longingly while chiding myself for being so naïve as to think it would ever happen in real life. Then I started reading meta and subsequently drowned in evidence until I just couldn’t deny that I’m not actually delusional, that it’s actually there and we are not at all mad. Well, at least not when it comes to TJLC.
The aim of this essay is to show that TJLC has a point to people who haven’t spent endless hours reading up on it, who are skeptical, or who are just interested in the topic.
I might call this an “essay”, yet I am not (technically) setting out to convince anyone. I also don’t speak for all TJLCers. Just because I think it’s a strong theory doesn’t mean everyone will, or even that they should. TJLC is one interpretation of BBC’s Sherlock and its subtext. TJLC itself is not one giant hive mind believing the same thing – everyone perceives art, whatever its form, differently. If they didn’t, there’d be no reason for the humanities and the word would be boring…
So no, I am not setting out to impose my opinion of things on you. This is not a polemic document. I am merely presenting my view on TJLC’s findings – where you go from there is entirely up to you.
Let’s begin, shall we?
he’d start casually going around the flat with noting but his pants and his dog tags on his chest and would find every opportunity to dress in full uniform to drive Sherlock nuts
Of all the lines to include from the canon, did Mofftisson REALLY have to include the “get your wife under control” line? I literally flinched upon hearing that come out of Sherlock’s mouth and not just because it’s so blatantly, disgustingly sexist. But also because it’s a 10 pound reference being shoved into 5 pound bag of a scene. It. Just. Doesn’t. Fit.
Like, where the fuck would Sherlock even learn that sort of painfully obviously outdated attitude from? Certainly not from his parents since we see in HLV that Mr. Holmes is respectfully in awe of his wife’s intelligence and nature.
Boarding school? Maybe? Although I would have a hard time believing that the wealthy elite of England are so far behind the times to actually believe that it is still a man’s duty to control his wife’s behavior in all settings. Maybe tutting and gossiping behind a woman’s back for not choosing a “woman’s profession”, sure. But to have an environment where it’s acceptable to speak those sorts of things out loud and to someone’s face? And again, by showing us the Holmes parents in both TEH and HLV, we’re meant to get this sense that Sherlock grew up in a perfectly normal household. In fact, Moffat and Gatiss have said that they think of Sherlock and Mycroft as analogues for Niles and Fraiser Crane from the television show ‘Fraiser’. Two normal, middle class parents just happen to have two incredibly smart sons that for some unknown reason are oddballs.
And how does John not smack Sherlock across the face for it? Or even Mary for that matter? I mean, apart from a look, she just stands there and takes it. When before they’ve gone out of their way to show us that she doesn’t tolerate Sherlock’s bullshit. She’s not blinded by his flashy intelligence and sharp tongue like John is. She will call him out on it.
I just don’t understand how no one thought maybe that line doesn’t fit after shooting wrapped on that scene. Was the editor asleep this season? Did Moffat and Gaitts and Thompson only have time to write first drafts? Is this faux pas itself a homage to ACD’s lackadaisical attitude towards continuity?
I kind of took it as a
Sherlock is stressed and not able to solve the puzzle
-> Sherlock is currently being scolded/rushed while being stressed and unable to solve the puzzle -> Sherlock lashes with something inappropriate/offensive every single time he’s stressed out and unable to solve the puzzle (That was ages ago, why would she care/Friends? I don’t have friends/There’s people dying all over this hospital doctor, go cry by their bedside)
I’ve always read it as “I’m stressed and people are talking when i’m trying to think. Too much pressure because this really matters, i’m going to say something that I know will piss them off so they change the subject”
I’m not defending the use of the outdated mode of thinking and It definitely gave me pause for a moment.
But It also struck me as a very “guy” thing to do. (Speaking from experience with brothers, uncles, cousins). My brothers, the youngest in particular, if he feels targeted or vulnerable in a conversation, he will say something intentionally to throw me off, something I know he doesn’t mean, but something that will divert the conversation away from his vulnerability. For example, I was questioning him about his decision to leave college and join the Marines, and it took me wading through answers like “They need bodies”, a few un-pc comments and some irritating “terrorists need killing” language that were spoken like a script that he /knew/ would make me flinch away from the conversation. But I didn’t let him, I made him drop it and we got to the real answer. That’s what this feels like to me in this scene.
But John wasn’t having it. John cut him off “No. Shut up…” John knew exactly what Sherlock was trying to do and how close he was to shutting down into a sulk that they had absolutely zero time for(Because the Sherlock pattern is usually Confusion->Frustration->Lash out at everyone->sulk). I think John recognized that as a “lashing out to get a rise” and cut him off and rephrased.
Because that’s how they work. John knows the pattern and recognizes it and serves as the Sherlock whisperer yet again. (Sidenote: This dynamic right here is why Earlgreytea68’s characterizing them as a Pitcher(Sherlock) and Catcher(John) in The Bang and the Clatter is so absolutely spot on. The pitchers are the Prima Donnas. They are headcases. They are usually very skilled but incredibly delicate if they get shaken.-I give you Brad Lidge who was never the same again after Albert Pujols hit that home run that still hasn’t landed-. Enter the catcher. Catchers know the pitchers and the mechanics of pitching better than the pitchers know themselves. It is their job to keep them out of their head and steady throughout the game. Catchers are the rock that pitchers are tethered to, that they can focus on when things get crazy)
**I will say again that I do not like the line. But you’re not meant to like the line. The way I interpret this scene, it’s /meant/ to slap you in the face because it felt to me that’s what Sherlock was trying to do. It’s a “Get away from me” and that’s how the giant brilliant brat uses his words.
Tom Hughes - Portfolio by Maarten de Boer
Woah. Unilock indeed!
Reading fanfiction is the worst because you start out with “I’ll just read this cute one shot” then suddenly it’s four am and you have 12 tabs open and you’re crying again because THEY DESERVE TO BE HAPPY WHY CANT THEY JUST BE HAPPY
S1 hair appreciation
john clenches his jaw when bill wiggins says “but why?” like there is 1000% more to john keeping his shirts folded ready to pack and cycling to THE SAME PLACE OF WORK that his new pregnant wife attends than just needing a bit of exercise
"shit shit he’s gonna deduce i’m in love with sherlock shit shit shit"
Sherlock : Cheers!!! John!
John : *what’s this…?*
Sherlock AU: It’s the day of Sherlock and John’s wedding and Sherlock receives a call from a familiar voice.