Hey, don-gately here!! Sherlock brought me so much more than a fantastic, clever TV show that teaches you that it’s fantastic to love stuff. To be passionate about it. To talk about it and know every detail and discuss every second of it. I so often got a feeling in my life that it was not fancy to love things, to be excited about them, to want to share that love, and all of a sudden we get a gift from two people that did precisely THIS their whole life. It’s an inspiration.
So, as I was saying, it brought me more than that (which is already pretty awesome). Prepare for a lot of sentiment. But it’s okay. Sentiment takes us all in the end.
It made me meet and talk with wonderful people. It gave me a fantastic London trip with some of said people! I got to meet them when they live half across the planet. I am still in awe of that being made possible.
It was something to always come back to when things were boring in my work, and something to always talk about. It never got boring, and I don’t think it will ever be.
It taught me (directly and indirectly) about so many things. About a different culture, for one thing, and different references, and things I would never had know otherwise. Made me watch more TV shows, read more books, love more stories. It made me think, and it reassured me about the fact that it’s okay to want to think. That eventually everyone needs friendship and human beings, and the over-romanticized trope of the rude loner is a trope, and everyone needs friendship, and human beings.
It made me buy funny T-shirts. Write article-sized analysis on tiny details and enjoy it and see other people enjoying it. It made me work up the nerve to get a bee tattoo! Because I know it’s an important part of my life, it shaped me, and I want to see this bee in 20 years and be proud of what it stands for and the memories it’s attached to.
It taught me how to disagree with people and still be able to have a conversation with them, and how to be able to disagree, not have a conversation, fight on opinions, and not think it’s the end of the world.
I know all that is due to the awesome people who watch this show and obsess over it. But awesome people needed something to gather around, and BBC Sherlock gave it to us. I think for a lot of us it was a starting point to things we would never have gotten to know otherwise. The very fact that this blog exists! That people were so happy they wanted to make a tumblr about how happy they are! How cool is that?
So. Long story short: thank you. We’re grateful to you. Keep being the fanboys and fantastic writers and actors you all are, and keep making a lot of people happy.