dear sherlock fandom:
you must understand, i am all for #believeinsherlock. 110%. but take a step back and think about what some of you are doing: commiting a crime in the name of a hero. i get that you want to spread the message, but i think the motive was lost a little. what are moffat and gatiss going to say when they see what their fans have done in their name? drawing a smiley face on the back of a bathroom stall door with a yellow sharpie is one thing, but tagging public/private property? why don’t we all step back for a second and think of other ways we could accomplish this: posters, pictures, chalk, videos, buttons, tshirts… you name it, we can do it. i personally think it would be much more powerful to see billions of posters everywhere stating ‘i believe in sherlock’ and ‘moriarty was real’ than graffiti.
there’s more than one way to get noticed; let’s do this right.
I Believe in Sherlock Holmes
“John,” Mike Stamford says carefully, eyes open in delicate surprise and looking at something over John’s shoulder.
They’re taking a walk, enjoying the fresh air on a lunch break and thinking of where to stop for food, so far keeping the conversation light and inconsequential while John limps along.
“Look,” he says, nodding, and John frowns in momentary confusion as he turns his head.
I BELIEVE IN SHERLOCK HOLMES.
There. Right there, in plain sight, spray-painted in white on a bus-stop bench in the middle of London.
“Bloody hell,” John whispers, stopping dead in his tracks to stare at it.
“Seems we aren’t the only ones carrying a torch for the cause,” Mike says gently, with a small smile, and John can only swallow hard and agree with a nod.