whenever I’m traveling I always get tripped out at the fact that this is someone’s actual hometown like they know every back road and how to get everywhere and they’ve probably had tons of memories in this citybut I’m just someone passing by
problem #12,983: how do you show friends your new cute bra without it looking like you’re a flashing weirdo
airafleeza drew great fan art on the top of her team’s quiz answers, and her and her teammates have an excellent team name! They also won!
You could still be
what you want to
What you said you were
when I met you.
the feels are real (send me requests for these two pls my ask box is open)
cries forever and loudly about bucky and steve
THE CHOSEN PIRATE
Which we knew. But in this case, my immediate reaction was that he…wasn’t. That was not a prank. It was cover.
Thoughts on Sherlock being a giant troll beneath the cut.
Johnlock & Mary in HLV, behind the cut. Also a fair amount of negativity. If it isn’t your thing, I apologise. I know a lot of people feel very positive about this episode, which is wonderful. Room for all sorts of opinions, and I’m truly glad people enjoyed it.
I’ve been thinking about what Sherlock has to go through in S3. At the end of episode 1, TEH, I was left feeling very unsatisfied that Sherlock never actually apologizes to John for what he’s put him through. Yes he says “I’m sorry”, but we all know that is no where near enough. He doesn’t tell John why he did it, he never explains. What he does tell John is that he didn’t want John to give away the game—i.e. he didn’t trust him not to blab. This is HUGELY insulting to John, as a soldier, as Sherlock’s partner in crime, as a friend.
John, at the end of TRF, was absolutely shattered into a million pieces. Then Sherlock comes back and gives no good reason for why that had to happen. But far from getting away with faking his own death, Sherlock pays hard penance throughout season 3.
We know John a) accepts sociopathic behavior because that type of person appeals to him and b) forgives it. But that doesn’t mean he is stupid. As acafanmom says well in this post, John’s state of mind in S3 most likely goes something like this: ”Sherlock is back. I can accept what he’s done because that’s who Sherlock is—incapable of feeling, and if he’s my friend I have to accept him as he is. But I will NEVER trust him with my heart again.” He ‘forgives’ Sherlock, but he’s not going there again. He stays on his path with Mary.
Perhaps that’s why John is so shattered in the flat when Mary’s deception is revealed. "She wasn’t supposed to be like that." She was supposed to be the safe course, unlike Sherlock.
But Sherlock pays for what he did to John throughout S3.
* He’s forced to watch John marry Mary and even has to participate heavily in the wedding (insult to injury).
* He comes to a realization of his own feelings for John too late. At the end of the wedding he walks away realizing the love of his life is lost to him forever because of the fall.
* He tries to escape all of that “feeling” with a) drugs and avoiding John and b) shutting himself off again (as he says to John in the elevator— Janine having feelings for him is “human error”). We see him ask Moriarity how he manages to avoid feeling. That doesn’t really work when John and Mary walk back into Sherlock’s life in a big way.
* He is shot in the chest by John’s wife (fairly symbolic) and literally dies. He claws his way back from the dead to save John.
* Believing it’s the best thing for John, he helps John reconcile with Mary.
* He then shoots Magnussen for John, sacrificing his own life.
* He still loses John in the end.
Now THAT is some heavy fucking price to pay for faking his own death.
In good screenplays (Robert McKee channeling here), your main character is put up against obstacle/crisis after obstacle/crisis, with each one escalating. How far are you willing to go? Will you go this far? This far? How about now? What is this character willing to do to achieve their primary aim? How far can you push them? Ideally, you push them more and more to a point where, in the climax, the crisis is so bad it’s impossible to imagine anything worse or more extreme.
This is a winnowing process that sharpens and clarifies core character, revealing who they really are.
This was the arc of Season 3. Sherlock wants John back, he wants their life at 221B back. He can’t have that. All he can have is keeping John safe/happy. And he’s put through more and more difficult crises to achieve that aim until the final one on that porch with Magnussen—killing someone for John in front of witnesses—sacrificing his own life.
After that, there is nothing more extreme he could possibly do to show he’s sorry—or is there? Shooting Magnussen is the big climax, but I think the final scene is yet another crisis—Sherlock has to give John up forever. Perhaps walking away and getting on that plane, never revealing his heart, was the true final test for Sherlock, even worse than sacrificing himself to shoot Magnussen. Normally you have a resolution at the end of the story with the character finally getting his aim, but this is a series.
Good-bye, John. Be happy. Sherlock is resigned. He’s done all he can possibly do.
No wonder we’re all a little annoyed that John does not seem to appreciate this fact, and that Sherlock doesn’t actually achieve his objective. We all know it’s not how the story is supposed to end.
BUT, it’s a series. I hope in S4 Sherlock gets what he wants. God knows, he’s paid his dues.
My roommate and I are quizzing on BBC Sherlock again tomorrow, Tuesday April 15th. This time it’s s1e3, The Great Game!
It’s happening shortly after 7 at The Fish and Chip shop aka The Tardis Room, just west of I-5 on N. Killingsworth, in Portland…
We’re totally friendly! I promise! :D
Signal boost because I’m going there again tonight and I’m super excited!! :D
i’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you - black kids
Mer!Mystrade, but there’s not much mermaid…oops. Inspiration came from a sea ballad called The Drowned Lover (link to lyrics). There’s no dialogue.
I don’t know if you can tell Greg’s accident happened when they were younger and it’s been a while (I tried to age Mycroft subtly?), but that just makes it sadder
Now just need to finish the Dragon!lock story and some other things and the fanbook will be done!
Read from right to left :)
This is a little manga I wrote to show how a girl’s efforts to make someone hurting smile ends up revealing a similar compassion from the very boy she was trying to comfort. It shows how a little kindness can sometimes seem pointless but it can be contagious and turn around to help the person giving it more than the one receiving it.
SDOHUFodshuf omg this is so so so so so cute I love iiiit ahhh
Aww, I like this, this is cute.