4th season sherlock 4

Am I the only one bothered by the wording of this statement?

It has bugged me since it first appeared. To me, it seems to go with the weirdness of S4 in that it’s a sort of 4th wall break.

“John Watson is no longer updating this blog.”

In character, right?


“For the latest Sherlock content on the BBC go to the Sherlock programme website” (Oddly unpunctuated. A little sloppy, if you ask me.)

Suddenly, being in character is over, and they’re admitting this is just a show. The blog is fake.


Tagging someone who is a 4th wall break expert: @inevitably-johnlocked

Ok, just for a sec, forget about all these conspiracies. Now, why would they cut out a scene that was so important and emotional that Martin wanted to do it alone, so that he could do his absolute best acting ever??

Also, why did they talk about this when they knew that this scene wasn’t even included in the episodes?

Nothing of this makes any sense and they wonder why we are getting more and more crazy.


And TFP was Mofftiss throwing us a rope but forgetting the keys

anonymous asked:

People making unreasonable decisions? That's just human nature. People didn't leave New Orleans instantly during Hurricane Katrina and so on and so forth. Also Gareth never wrote anything for Rogue One ((Which had superb character work btw)) or Godzilla 2014. You'd have to take that up with their actual screenwriters.

See my concern when someone says “Oh that character just made a bad decision that doesn’t make any sense because people make bad choices in real life” is that the viewer is projecting an explanation for what is more likely just bad storytelling. It’s like people assuming that there must have been a secret “good” 4th episode of Sherlock season 4 to explain why Moffat and Co. made a bad episode 3 “on purpose” - if the text of the film doesn’t call out the character for making that bad decision, then it’s more than likely just bad storytelling.

Also I still really like Godzilla (2014). I’m just trying to learn more about storytelling myself by exploring the flaws in things I like, which is a mildly painful process that we’re programmed to want to avoid. Just ask fans of Batman v. Superman.

As for Rogue One and screenwriting, there’s plenty to be lost or gained in translation between script and directing. And Gareth’s directing style tends to favor cipher characters over well-defined attributes. He’s a cut-to-the-chase style director. For example, Bryan Cranston was basically cut loose on the set of Godzilla - they let him largely dictate his own scenes (specifically the interrogation room) and that’s one of the reasons that he’s the strongest character in the film (which is unfortunate for the rest of the cast because I don’t think his character was supposed to be as important in the script, but then they cast Cranston and he overshadowed everyone else). Rogue One is an ok film but it features some amazingly dull or confusing characters that I honestly can neither remember specific traits of nor motivations other than a vague sense of duty. It suffers a lot from the Prequel Problem of characters having either no actual characterization or a hodgepodge of characterizations that change from scene to scene.

Again, it’s an ok film.


Ok so the 4th string of the violin is the E string. E- string = East wind = Eurus. The 4 strings could represent 4 Holmes siblings and that could mean that people knew about the 3 Holmes siblings (i.e. Sherlock, Mycroft and Sherrinford (also unknown) but Eurus could’ve been the secret baby that no one knows about because “everyone stops after 3”. But the only other person who would know that due to the same intellectual standard as sherlock is Moriarty. Moriarty could’ve exploited the whole idea of this “secret baby” to make her seek revenge against her own brothers which could explain the “Miss Me?” on the false note written by ‘Faith’ in The Lying Detective. So in conclusion there could be 4 Holmes siblings in total of which one of them was hidden hence the broken 4th string on the violin.