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What I Say: I’m Fine. 

What I mean: Takashi Shirogane probably is one of the best fictional heroes of this generation. On top of that, Shiro is a character that really shouldn’t exist to begin with. All previous iterations of Voltron have either killed off/replaced the iteration of his character. However, the creative team has decided to enrich, expand, and ultimately create something amazing out of Sven/Shirogane. Shiro is both physically and aesthetically amazing in his character design. There’s a reason why Josh Keaton’s twitter subheading is ‘That hot guy from Voltron.’ But Shiro is amazing both as a physical character as he is in what he represents. Takashi Shirogane is a canonically Japanese character who is both physically handicapped (debatable as his prosthetic physically helps more than it hurts from what we’ve seen.) As well as a character who has been through a disturbing amount of psychological trauma. All this being said, he still leads a group of heroes and carries the weight of the whole universe on his shoulders. He isn’t perfect, he lashes out, he gets angry, he gets scared, he gets frustrated and he gets irrational and attacks without justification. But he still serves as a fantastic roll model for all children and for anyone who watches the show. He stands as a paragon of heroes because despite his limitations and his traumas he still leads effortlessly, he still manages to stay strong despite his demons, he still is moving despite all of what life has thrown at him and that is truly amazing. 

I don’t want Shiro to die, I don’t want Shiro to be replaced in Season 3. I don’t want him to just serve as a plot device to advance Keith and Lance, I love the show because Shiro has inspired me to keep on fighting, to go out and be great, to not be scared of what might happen, because fear will inhibit me from doing something great. 

I want Shiro to live. I want Shiro to keep on living, I want Shiro to decompress and to cry, to prove to the viewers that its okay to break down, I want Shiro to overcome his demons, I want Voltron to win with Shiro at the helm, I want Shiro to make it back to earth, Alive. I want Shiro to survive. 

Stop trying to demonize lars for what happened in “I am my mom”

He did not save Sadie? He had a panic attack! he had been abducted, held captive for days, taken aboard a space ship, and was staring at a hulking super powered wall of mussel that he had only just got free off. Being scared of dangerous gems and their tech is rational and not knew or just Lars.

Remember in early parts of season 1 when Steven, back when he did not have much training or experience, had to be poofed home because a mission was to intense? or when he got so scared in that Gem maze that he blacked out and Garnet had to carry him? Well he was still barely more than a human kid and was in over his head. It was really scary and he reacted scared.

Remember when we first met Connie? she and Steven got stuck in one of Stevens bubbles. No monsters, no weapons being pointed at them, they are just stuck in a giant hamster toy. Yet still Connie spent the whole episode freaking out and crying how she thought she was going to die ad she all the things she will never get to do. Well she was just a girl and she was stuck in something. It was scary and she reacted scared

Remember Jamie in the episode? spent the whole time dramatically describing how he expected them all to be killed, caused the panic level to rise, pleaded with a fourteen year old kid to save him before getting to safety, had to be carried out by said child because he was paralyzed with fear. People call his reaction understandable, funny, and adorable; and I am glad they are so kind to him. He is a human in a scary situation, that he as no training for, and he reacted scared.

Now lets look at Sadie. Everybody is saying how she should hate him, and if it were reversed she would have saved him, but is that true? Anyone who watches the show objectively will notice that Sadie pulls, or stands by watching, a lot of bad crap, at the same time Lars does. The characters make an interesting couple because they are very similar in habits and flaws. Unlike Lars though half this fandom gives Sadie a free pass on her crap because she is female, and because they are so happy to see a short, chunky girl on T.V. (note I am not trying to insult either representation. I happen to be extremely short myself.). In that house of horror episode she did nothing to stop Ronaldo from saying this was all Lars fault, and trying to sacrifice him to the house; she just watched scared and tried to get out herself. Yes she saved them in the island episode, but that was after Steven threw her a stick and reminded her that she was a good hunter, before that she was running in blind fear just like the other two. Why did she act like this? Because she is a human who was over her head, in a scary situation, and reacted scared.

In all of this I have only described human characters, and Steven before he learned to use his gem powers. How many times have Gems lost it and reacted bad. Hey lets talk about real people. I could say I would fight if someone cam after me and my friends, But the truth is that unless I was grabbled I would lose my mind and flee. Any of you who are criticizing Lars can say that you would stay and fight a attacker/kidnapper, but honestly unless you have like military or police training it is safe to bet you would lose your minds and run. The first lesson you are taught in self defense classes “scream as loud as you can, and run at first chance”.

Fear is a natural and human emotion. It can at times prevent you from doing what you  want to, especially when it comes in a force strong enough to cause panic attacks. It is wrong to call someone a bad guy or weak person because they got scare

the weird thing about b99 is that no one watches it but, especially on tumblr, there’s quotes that i’ve seen a million times- like ‘cool motive, still murder’ i saw go around a couple of times and the scene where jake is playing the guitar and screaming and the scene where jake tells cheddar that he better not screw up and they have like billions of notes so why doesn’t anyone watch the show????????????

honestly, what I think would be great for like the opening scene of the Raven Cycle tv series is this: 

It starts off with an aerial shot of a quiet night and the interstate has no cars. The shot zooms into the sign on I-64 that says Welcome to Henrietta. It’s dirty, and you can still see remnants of the spray paint over it. Then it goes off into all the places that make Henrietta.  Slowly go over Nino’s where there’s a crowd of kids and it’s hustling and bustling with activity. Then show Aglionby, which is quiet, except for a few lights in dorm windows on. Go to Monmouth, and in the corner of the shot, you see a shadow of a boy. Then Boyd’s where you see just a lone bicycle outside, and a teenage boy hunched over a car through the window. Go back to the streets, it’s quiet, but then suddenly the revving of engines is heard and a white Mitsubishi and a black BMW speed into the shot and then over the horizon in a flash of screeching tires and red lights. And to finish off, it goes to the churchyard, in the distance you see an orange Camaro, and then goes to a stone wall and starts the show with Blue, like it does in the books.  

All while Southern Nights by Glen Campbell plays to give the illusion of a normal rural town before anything is found out (which we as readers all know, but if anyone watches the show without any prior knowledge of what goes down it would be great)

How to make a Disney Channel show (aka, Disney is obsessed with using the same set of characters over and over again)

Many people feel the need to have a really smart character. It’s important that the girls look flawless, but the guys should look like as much of a geek as possible.

To make the above character look smarter, you can add a dumb character. Make sure to give them a very confused facial expression as often as possible, and let them ask questions that should be obvious for someone their age.

You’ll always need a guy who’s character relies for about 50 % on their looks. Why else would anyone watch the show?

To match the  hot guys, you’ll need a girl who is so flawless, you begin to feel like they can’t possibly be real.

The audience needs someone to laugh at, right? This is where you add either a character who is incapable of understanding the word “no” or a character who is just considered a “loser” by most people. And try not to give them too much character development.

But to keep the smart person from seeming boring, we need the rebel friends who doesn’t care about grades, and who always get’s their friend in trouble. But don’t worry, you can always fix it up with a sappy apologizing scene at the end.

There has to be some kind of official antagonist. My suggestion, is you go with Matteus Ward, or at least someone who looks like him. Or you can go with a stereotypical blonde girl.

Every show needs grownups. Keep them there for, comic relief, embaressing the kids, being protective, giving deep motivational speeches and cry upon realizing that their kid’s are growing up.



He’s actually the butler

Not a parents. He’s their sensei.

Not a parent. He’s an uncle.

Add a couple of cute kids and animals

Or if everything fails, just throw in a bunch of boyfriends and girlfriends that we’re all gonna forget anyway.

Or, you know, do something original instead

Here’s trailers to all the shows I’ve been using. 

Good Luck Charlie

Pair of Kings (not a good version)

Shake it up

Jessie 

A.N.T Farm

Lab Rats 

Austin and Ally 

Dog with a blog 

Liv and Maddie 

Kickin It 

I didn’t do it

Girl meets world

Mighty Med 

bojack horseman spoilers

I can’t even begin to list all the things I love about Todd Chavez as ace representation (only touching on season 4 here, because I already made a list of things I love about the stuff in season 3):

  • He’s struggled with his sexual orientation since puberty, and it’s not until he’s in his mid-twenties that he addresses it head on. And even then it takes him a full year to land on a label he’s comfortable with.
  • In episode 1, his best friend calls him asexual and he’s extremely uncomfortable. He’s uncomfortable both with someone else labeling him, and with the term itself. Then his friend backs off and agrees that while she shouldn’t have stuck him with a label, there are advantages to identifying as something specific.
  • This is a lot of what the arc was about, actually. It’s like a reproach to all the people who say that since asexuality is the absence of something, it’s not really anyone’s business and doesn’t need its own terms/groups/representation/etc. Todd ultimately benefits from both the use of a label and the support/community that come with it. 
  • Episode 3, the ep where Todd comes to terms with being ace, is also about his character in a broader sense. Not only does this show that his arc this season is about more than just his sexuality, it ties his asexuality in to his struggle with self-identification and personhood in general.
  • “I don’t think I’m allowed to be in love.”
  • Bojack is exactly the sort of asshole who puts his foot in his mouth and makes comments like, “Sometimes I wish I was asexual. Maybe then I wouldn’t have a strand of herpes!” Don’t be like Bojack. 
  • When Bojack makes a joke about it, Todd quickly shuts him down and says, “Yeah, I’m not really at a place yet where I wanna joke about it.” This is really striking to me, because I’ve had a lot of people make jokes at my expense, and there seems to be a general lack of awareness of how serious the subject actually is. This is a serious part of a person’s identity, it can take years to come to terms with. Decades. It’s not a  personality quirk, it’s their life. And just because you start to become more comfortable with something doesn’t mean that the people in your life can treat it so carelessly.
  • About the ace meet-up: “Talking’s good. You know, there was a meeting I was supposed to go to tonight, but I don’t think I’m gonna go. I don’t know if I’m ready. I mean, what if it’s not everything I want it to be? Sometimes the idea of something is better than the truth.”
  • But then he goes! And it helps him a lot. The group introduces him to new friends (which he desperately needed), it helped him feel more normal, teaches him new terms, etc. Through people he meets in it, he learns that he can still be in a relationship, can even get married if he wants to, that love doesn’t hinge on sex. Which, you know, can be a pretty radical discovery for an ace person.
  • Also introduces him to my new favorite human being axolotl, Yolanda Buenaventura.
  • Todd talks about his sexuality with his friends. He uses the words “asexual” and “ace,” he drops it into conversation as he becomes more comfortable with the concept. It’s not a private matter.

There’s more, but this post is really long. I think the biggest thing for me right now is that anyone who watches this show, anyone who worked on this show, is being given a grade-A education. The fact that people like Aaron Paul and Will Arnett now know about and presumably understand asexuality has blown my mind. The fact that this popular show is introducing hundreds of thousands (or millions? Netflix doesn’t realize its viewing stats) of people to asexuality makes my life easier. If I find out someone’s seen this season, it’s going to change how I interact with them.

I want to be able to talk about being ace in day-to-day conversation. I want my grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, etc., to know that I’m ace and not voice their doubts behind my back. I want to be able to point to TV shows like this and say, “You know that character? That’s me.” So, uh, that’s why I sobbed hysterically for fifteen minutes after watching Bojack Horseman.

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The turtles love having a mom friend.
They never really had a mother and, while Splinter was an amazing single parent, they had always wondered what it would be like. When they meet Y/N, they finally get a taste of it.

Leonardo is surprised at first.
Normally, he’s the one doing the scolding and everything, his brothers even CALL him mom sometimes.
But they first time you scold him for something, he just sort of stops, while his brothers grin at you (Raph is so happy in this moment).
He comes to like it though, basking in the motherly attention. After all, he did always wonder what having a mother must be like.

Donatello likes it automatically.
His brothers let him do what he wants with his time but when you scold him over having eaten nothing but pop tarts and cold pizza, demanding that he sit down and let you make him “some real food”, a part of him feels all…giddy.
He sits down at the table as you bustle around the kitchen, nodding as you lecture him on proper nutrition.

Raphael is just as surprised as Leo.
Not many people will get up in the turtle’s face but you seem to have no trouble doing so.
By the end of it all, he feels like a declawed kitten and simply looks away, mumbling a quiet,
“I got it, I got it.”
But by looking away, he hides his smile. In one scolding, you stole the turtle’s respect and made him feel like a goof for enjoying the whole thing.

You know which turtle wanted a mom more then anyone? Michelangelo.
He watched certain TV shows just for the mom’s he liked best, he had dreamed of it all the time as a kid. He just never told anyone. He didn’t want Splinter to feel hurt by his little wish.
But you are a dream come true, the next best thing to a mom. Even if he does seem to get scolded an awful lot (admittedly, he’ll do things on purpose just for the attention).

Bonus Materiel!

The turtles will tell on each other to you, normally for dumb little things.
“Y/N! Raph stole the remote!”
“Raphael, let your brother have a turn! He built the damn thing after all.”
“Yer such a tattletale…”

They’ll tell you about thier accomplishments just to bask in that golden glow of pride.
Donnie shows you his invention, Raph and Leo tell you about the move they FINALLY got down, and Mikey wants you to see his latest high score.

You will be called Mom from time to time, normally when you’re bossing them around, and which ever turtle you date is hence forth “Dad”.
Especially is it’s Leo. They may also be referred to as your “trophy husband”.

Letting Leo vent to you, even when it’s for something small. Sometimes the stress just gets to him and, when he needs to let it out, you’re always there to listen.
He needs it more then he will admit.

They will tell you things no one else knows. Showing you little secrets of theirs that they’ve been too scared to share before.
A good example is Michelangelo’s paintings. After your encouragement, he finally showed his family the official portrait he had painted of them.
Encouraging the turtles to love themselves and what makes them different.

Being the go to when Leo and Raph fight. Each brother rants to you separately and you go to both of them to talk about it.
Because only mom can make them stop being such stubborn jerks (when they really go at it, Donnie or Mikey will threaten to tell).

The boys playfully asking you for premission (“Y/N, can I have a snack?” or “Y/N, can we order pizza?”).

Making Donnie take breaks when he’s been working and bringing him something other then his normal junk.
When you find out that he hasn’t slept in 36 hours, he gets sent to bed immediately. One of the turtles will call you if they can’t get him to listen.

Being impressed with your purse.
Have a headache? You have Tylenol.
Got hurt? You also have a first aid kit.
Feeling hungry? You want something sweet or something salty?
Batteries are dead? What kind to do need?
Mikey once called you Mary Poppins and Donnie has jokes about “needing to study that thing”.

Turtle cuddles. They always want to cuddle after a rough day and one of them coming over lead the others over and it ends with you in the middle of a turtle pile.
Get comfy cause you’re not going anywhere.

Being able to calm Raph down when his temper gets a hold of him, stating that “you’ve dealt with scarier”. Comforting him when he feels low because of it.

Splinter thinking this whole thing is hilarious.
He laughs when you scold them or complain about thier behavior and will happily share embarrassing stories about the turtles.
Loudly. On multiple occasions.

13 Reasons Why Trigger Warning -- Episode/Scene List

Netflix was good enough to put a trigger warning at the beginning of all the episodes with graphic scenes that may be hard to watch, but, if you skip over the entire episodes to miss some potentially triggering scenes, you may miss an important part to Hannah’s story. Especially if you didn’t read the novel first.

So I took the liberty to make a list of points you can skip to avoid seeing something you don’t want to see, since I wasn’t sure if anyone had done this yet.

Before I post it I want to remind anyone watching this show that there are repeated mentions of suicide, rape, and abuse that may still be hard to listen to. This list is only to skip over the graphic scenes where they fully act out some potentially harmful moments.

I hope this is helpful to any new viewers who want to watch the show without witnessing the abuse, as I admit it was VERY hard to watch.

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

Episode 9 - Tape 5, Side A

                  - At 40:00 to around 42:27: there is a semi-graphic rape scene                                 between Bryce and Jessica, which is brought up numerous times                             throughout this episode and the next few episodes, verbally. (After                       Bryce leaves there is a minute where Hannah leaves her hiding                           spot and comes out into the room to cover up Jessica before                                   leaving, if you want to see this part of the scene it begins at about                         41:38)

                 - The scenes between Jessica and Justin, and Hannah and Clay are                       supposed to be consensual scenes as far as I can tell and                                     remember from reading the novel. But if anyone finds those scenes                     hard to watch feel free to let me know so I can add them, or add                           them yourself when you reblog so others who see this are aware.

                 - At about 46:43 to about 47:02: there is a scene where Justin busts                         into the room where Bryce and Jessica are, to try and break Bryce                        off of Jessica. This scene is included because you can still see                            Bryce on top of Jessica, and I’m not sure how some people may                          feel about this particular part.

                 - At about 50:26 to about 51:20: there is a scene where Jessica has a                    flashback, remembering what happened to her.

Episode 10 - Tape 5, Side B

                    - At about 40:09 to about 40:53: Although quick, there is a slightly                             graphic shot of a person who was injured in a car accident. This                           particular shot is very bloody and slightly gory.

Episode 12 - Tape 6, Side B

                    - At about 42:56 to about 47:19: there is a scene where Bryce rapes                         Hannah in the hot tub at his house after a house party. In this 5                             minute section it flashes between the Hannah and Bryce scene                             and Clay confronting Bryce at his house about what he did. If you                         want to see that part, proceed with caution as it is a quite difficult                         scene to watch.

Episode 13 - Tape 7, Side A

                    - At about 35:53 to about 39:00: this is the scene where Hannah                               commits suicide. In this section, like the previous episode, it                       flashes between the scene involving Hannah’s death and a scene where Clay is telling Mr. Porter, the school counselor, about what                         happened to Hannah, and how he could’ve stopped it. so again if                         you feel Clay’s scene is important for you to watch please proceed with the                               most caution, this scene is very difficult to watch and very graphic.

These are the scenes I found hardest to watch, but please feel free to add any other scenes to this list that you found particularly hard to watch and feel other people might want to know about. The times might not be exact, I tried my best but it is a little hard to get the exact time on Netflix, so be cautious. 

Stop the hate - give it a chance

I’m actually starting to avoid being online on social media because all I see is hate or complaints about the show or the cast and I’m seriously tired of that! That’s why the cast doesn’t interact with us the way they used to, and I get it!! They can see it, guys… they can see it all! And this might shock you, but they’re human beings too! Their feelings can be hurt too! And they’re doing absolutely nothing wrong to deserve all this bullshit!

I’m so sorry for them bc I don’t want them to lose their interest in what they’re doing, or their passion, just because some immature jerks aren’t able to shut up. Nobody’s forcing anyone to watch or like the show, but stop fucking hating on the cast! They’re doing their best, it’s not fair to insult them for not living up to their expectations!!

So, Sebastian looks like burnt lasagna.. now what? What’s the big deal? You don’t know his tv!story, you don’t know what happened to him, you don’t know nothing!! Maybe the tv!story is even better written than the book!story, I mean, who knows?! You’re not even giving it a chance! Also, isn’t it boring when everything is exactly like in the books?! Just be patient, wait for what’s coming next and don’t hate on the ACTORS for something they have ABSOLUTELY NO INFLUENCE ON!! They’re the last people to deserve the hate, okay?!

Also…

…how can someone be so damn cold-hearted and insult these cute lil angels?! LOOK HOW ADORABLE THEY ARE?! HOW CAN YOU?! I MEAN, IT’S LIKE RUNNING PUPPIES OVER WITH A CAR, I ASSUME YOU WOULDN’T DO THAT EITHER, WOULD YA?

Also, here some cute Isaiah appreciation since I couldn’t find a proper gif with the whole cast in it…

Even if you don’t watch drag race, you should watch that damn lip sync and see the type of queer talent that that show can give a platform tbh. I’m actually curious, anyone not watching the show watch that vid and had their life snatched from their very hands or nah

MilitaryOfficer!Yoongi (Dope!AU)

Originally posted by yoonsaur

Paring: Reader x MilitaryOfficer!Yoongi

Warnings: Smut (unprotected sex)

Words: 3.1k

Summary: You are attending the military academy for your training. You seem to catch, the impossible to impress, Officer Yoongi’s eye.  

You had been at the academy for a few weeks now. You were top of your class, impressing all of your senior officers. Well, all except one.

Officer Min Yoongi, was one of the most prestigious officers at the academy, his approval is something everyone wanted, but it did not come easy.

You had accepted that nothing you did would ever impress him. You knew you were good at what you did, you didn’t need his approval to know that.

It wasn’t long until you would graduate from the academy. You didn’t know what role you would move into. There were talks about you going into leadership, but there were others that implied that leadership wouldn’t effectively put your combat skills to good use.

You were a good shooter, you had figured that out very early into the training process when you were at the firing range. You were hitting the various targets almost perfectly after only half an hour, it took the other cadets at least a week to even get close to that kind of accuracy. In honesty you weren’t sure where it came from, since you had never fired a gun before you got to the academy. You just put it down to good hand-eye coordination.

Yoongi had kept his eye on you during your training. He was required to oversee some of the activities. He usually hated the cadet training. The cadets were cocky and often needed to be knocked down a peg or two and so he avoided them the best he could.

He simply stood in the corner, arms crossed over his chest, silently watching with a constant hard expression. He never spoke to anyone, just watched. He never showed any interest in any of the cadets, as he knew he would never have to see any of them again once they left and he liked it that way.

Although all that changed once he saw you in action. 

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Soooo I can’t be the only one who assumed Doc’s note was gonna be baby name suggestions, right?

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the scene, for anyone who doesn’t watch the show anymore but has been waiting for this creepy fucker to die for a really long time

anonymous asked:

Do you think Allura taking over Blue will give her positive or negative character development?

oh positive definitely

see, we all already KNOW allura is a fantastic leader, so she doesn’t need to prove anything by piloting black, her position as the princess of altea and the pilot of the castle of lions already shows us how capable she is 

yeah her piloting black probably makes the most sense, but i don’t think it will make the story as interesting. What new character traits will we learn about her? that she’s a great leader? well yeah anyone who’s watched the show already knows that

but then, her piloting BLUE or any other lion other than black would give the team a new interesting dynamic. It’ll put her in position she’s not used to, which NONE of them are used to, and it’ll lead to so many possibilities opening up and being explored

we may see her getting to know the paladins on a personal level, we may see her opening up more to them, we may see her letting down her leader persona just to have fun with them like normal teens, hell we may even see them learning new things from each other and helping each other grow. You have to remember, allura isn’t an all perfect deity, she has flaws and she’s still growing, but being raised your entire life to rule an entire planet and then being thrust into a war which only you can lead doesn’t leave a lot of time for self reflection

so i think she’ll go through a lot of personal growth if she’s in a position where she doesn’t have to be the leader, and actually sees the other paladins as her equals and her friends.

(also this is just speculation but i don’t think team voltron would simply go “fuck that” when they find out shiro wanted keith to lead voltron. His words mean a lot to them and i’m sure they’d do everything they can to honor his wish)

For anyone who has ever watched a show that queerbaited you (Riverdale) or completely missed out on a queer opportunity (Supergirl) or has even straight up killed their wlw characters (BTVS, The 100, etc.) this is for you

Interested in seeing how that show would’ve gone if the writers weren’t afraid to go queer? Ever wish you could bring that beloved gay af character back from the dead? If so, please let me know if you would be interested in a complete rewrite of the entire show from the very beginning where it does indeed go queer. Message me or shoot me an ask, I’m thinking about starting a Patreon for it if it gets a big enough of a following.

If you wanna know what my writing is like feel free to check me out on AO3 as marissalyn14

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LANDRY DE LA CRUZ - 1-6

Me abandon you? I have worked like an animal for everything that I have and I never got anything but grief from you. You wrecked my childhood, you stole my money, you completely screwed up my life! You abandoned me a long, long time ago”. 

Update: Sherlolly: A Male Newbie’s Perspective.

So…the long awaited Sherlolly: A Male Newbie’s Perspective, is on it’s way. Promise!! I had no idea my son and his friend’s comments would be received with so much interest. Live and learn, right? Truth be told, their response to His Last Vow wasn’t nearly as interesting as their previous thoughts. In my humble opinion. They watched with rapt attention, and offered - quite vocally - their thoughts on the overall episode, which was far more serious than TEH and TSoT. I’ll finish it up over the weekend.

In the meantime, for those who asked, and because it’s still fresh in my mind – here’s a few conversations that took place amongst my daughter and sister, after The Final Problem. Parts of the conversations are slightly paraphrased, although I did have a chat record with @swjmart about those conversations immediately afterward, while they were fresh in my memory.

I feel a bit silly posting this, but given all the crap Sherlollians have put up with over the years, I wanna add to this ship and see it turn into an Arc. Just sayin’.

I’ll start with my sister, who is the quintessential casual viewer. She didn’t start watching Sherlock until this past autumn, when she binged on Netflix. Lucky girl – she did not put herself through an agonizing three year hiatus. Whether she realizes it or not – she digs Sherlolly! Yay!


It all started with a late morning phone call….


Sister (which will be referred to by ’S’): So, did you watch Sherlock?

Me: Surely you jest.

S: Just thought I’d ask. Did you like it?

Me: Of course. You?

S – Oh gosh yes! T (her hubby), sat on the edge of his seat the whole time, even covered his face in a few places.

Me: God, he’s such a pussy.

S: What?

Me: Never-mind. So, what’d ya think.

S: It was excellent – I loved the whole season, but wish there was more than three episodes.

Me: Welcome to fandom.

S: Pardon?

Me: Nothing. Continue.

S: Can you even imagine having a sister that brilliant and insane? That was so heartbreaking. Really, T almost cried.

Me:  I know, completely mind-blowing, although there were clues in previous episodes that some shit went down. (silently begging her to get to the good part about Molly and Sherlock saying I love you, but not wanting to be overly obvious.)

S: I wish you’d stop swearing. (sister does not swear ~le sigh~)

Me: Do you know that recent studies showed people who swear —

S: Whatever, P. Those clues never indicated a child was murdered.

Me: I know, but even though it was ‘technically’ murder, I don’t think that was the intention of five year old Eurus. She wanted her brother to play.

Me: Hmmm. Weren’t you even a bit disappointed that nothing was said or shown about Victor Trevor’s family, or any investigation? (I’m not being serious, of course, just baiting for opinion)

S: No, it’s not that kind of show. It’s not CSI Sherlock.

(now I get to go in for what I really want to know!)

Me: But there were so many things left unresolved!

S: Like what?

Me: What do you mean 'like what?’ I thought you said you watched.

S: T and I thought the season finale was great – there was nothing left unresolved. I don’t know if they’re going to make another season, because all the actors are so in demand, but if not – I don’t know how it could have ended more perfectly. The only thing I’m really sad about is Mary dying. She was such an interesting character and I liked her a lot.

Me: You didn’t get put off that she shot Sherlock? At one point I found it very hard to believe how easily she was forgiven.

S: Of course shooting the protagonist was dramatic, but he didn’t mind, why should you?

Me: What?

S: You do know these are fictional characters, right?

Me: Don’t be ridiculous.

S: These characters are very dark and most of the time suicidal. Sherlock was on drugs probably all of season three and most of season 4, so of course he didn’t have a problem forgiving Mary. He probably admired her for it. They’re fun to watch, but you can’t think of them as normal – they’re not. Except for Molly. She is the only relatable character. I think she’s T’s favorite part of the show. It’s just too bad they didn’t give her more.

Me: Agree. But…but what about the Molly / Sherlock phone call dealio? I mean, what happened there? The only thing we got after that was a 2 second montage of Molly walking into Baker St.

S: So?

Me: So?! What happened? One minute she’s crying, Sherlock’s smashing a coffin and then she’s all smiles. WTF?

S: They’re not going to show that. I thought you preferred British television over American? British television is always more subtle.

Me: I know, but still – they could have given something more than a stupid montage.

S: They got married. That wasn’t hard to figure out.

Me: What? LOL!

S: Molly has always loved him, anyone who watched the show could see that. Sherlock is probably the most emotionally constipated fictional character ever written - Spock doesn’t count because he’s Vulcan - and he finally realized he loves her too. Probably always has. They’ve been building this up from the beginning. Didn’t you ever pay attention to all the stuff he pulled? Sabotaging her date before he knew that guy was his enemy? He told her to give up on relationships. It’s not like he was joking, although it was funny. He’s literal about that stuff. He didn’t want her to date because he couldn’t cope, it was about him, not her. T really loved that part – wished he would have thought about it when he was trying to date me. Then there’s Sherlock’s temper tantrums, and getting her to do things he could do himself. It’s typical stuff men do when they’re jealous or stupid. They think they’re being smart, like no one can see through all their crap.

Me: Looking at it that way, he probably broke up her engagement, too.

S: Oh, you know he did. T called it right away. What episode was that, where he told her how important she was and basically had eye sex with her. If it had been any other woman they probably would have burst out laughing. What a guy move.

Me: Ummm, the one where he came back, that one? And, btw, I wouldn’t have laughed if Benedict Cumberbatch was staring into my eyes.

(okay, this is literally the most surreal convo I’ve ever had with my sister. I had. no. idea. she even thought about stuff like this.)

S: Well, he’s not Benedict Cumberbatch, he’s Sherlock, lol! Not real life, remember? And, yes, that’s the episode. After that scene T said, 'her engagement just ended.’ Thought it was a smooth move. I’m telling you, this is typical guy stuff.

Me: He probably caused her to doubt herself.

S: It doesn’t matter, it wouldn’t have lasted anyway. It was over when Sherlock came back.

Me: So, why do you think they got married?

S: How old is Sherlock and these guys? Mid to late 30’s? What do you think he’s going to do? Start dating? He’s not going to do that. He can barely cope with what he does feel and Molly is patient and independent enough to be his partner and she’s not needy. Which is good because he is.

Me: So you didn’t see her as weak with unrequited love?

S: Where would you get that idea? Who cares if she’s loved him the whole time. It’s not like she sat around waiting for him to do something about it. She has life and must have felt he cared too, otherwise she wouldn’t have stuck around. She’s not one of our girlfriends who has no self-will or independent thought, and lives in a constant state of angst because her boyfriend or husband is horrible and we have to constantly tell her to leave. It’s not real life. Besides, Molly is sane and helps him connect to people and the world, like John does. Speaking of which, wasn’t it the episode before this one where John gave Sherlock that big speech about how a relationship would make him complete?

Me: Yep, he did. But, he was talking about Irene Adler.

S: Oh, she doesn’t matter.

Me: No?

S: He doesn’t love her. She’s every guy’s fantasy, it’s not real. T still believes Drew Barrymore will adore him if they ever met. Keep dreaming, big guy. Anyway, the writer’s set up some big dramatic relationship thing with John’s speech. So, you knew something was going to happen between Sherlock and Molly.

Me: It’s called foreshadowing.

S: Sherlock is completely ignorant about how to do relationships and love. He trusts Molly with his feelings and heart – she kept his secret for two years about being dead - and now that he knows how much he loves her, why would he let her go? He wouldn’t do that. The only way to keep her around is to marry her. At least that’s what I think. Or, maybe they live together forever…although if I were Molly he’d have to come to my place because it’s so much nicer and she can make him leave when he’s annoying or too clingy. Besides, his place is too dangerous and it’s more like an office than a home.

Me: I just read an interview this morning from Steven Moffat, the show’s creator and writer, who said that Molly was wounded by what happened, but Sherlock was devastated. He went on to say Sherlock apologized, Molly called him a 'bastard’ and they got over it. Then he added that Molly probably had a drink and shagged someone. What the hell, right?

S: That doesn’t sound like the character I saw, but then you probably shouldn’t take stuff like this so literally. I’m sure Sherlock apologized and you could see he was devastated. She almost died – I mean, I was holding my breath and wondering if they were going to kill her. Honestly, that was the most heart-pounding part of the whole episode. Of course he was devastated, but Molly was really hurt. She thought he was making fun of her and they both thought that whatever they did have together was over at the end of that scene. Maybe what the writer is saying is that they had sex together? That would make more sense after something this horrific. Wouldn’t you? I know it’s not real life, but if you were Sherlock and realized you loved someone and that person almost died, those emotions are powerful, overwhelming and mess with your mind. They probably had sex first and then he told her what happened. You know, like couples have sex after they argue.

Me: I didn’t realize you were such a romantic.

S: The whole show is a romance, with some mysteries thrown in. It’s not Hollywood, it’s very subtle. I thought you minored in English composition and literature? You should know this stuff.

Me: I do, but just thought I’d get your take. Hey, let me ask you one more thing…there’s this idea that John moved back into Baker St.

S: Why would he do that?

Me: Probably because he did that in the books, only it was very different because they (S / J) were much older and Mary had already been dead for a long time. Of course John didn’t have a kid in the books, at least not that anyone knew of. Although, I think there’s some pastiches that suggest, or give him, a child.

S: I can’t think why that character would do something so dumb and irresponsible. He’s smarter than that. Baker St isn’t safe for a baby and why would he or Sherlock want a baby around all the time?  It’s Sherlock’s office with a bedroom. His kitchen is contaminated and he keeps body parts around. They meet clients and really dangerous people come there. Plus, John has his own house. If he did anything, maybe he should experience what single mother’s go through and have to take care of his child after working all day and saying 'no’ to things because he has to put his child first. I understand people helping out right after Mary died. Mom had all kinds of help after our dad died, remember? But, this isn’t RL and he and Sherlock have their 'the game is on’ thing, so the baby is going to be sent to be with others.

*** Pretty much the end of of our convo, unless someone wants to hear about how we planned an outing at Sephora and met for lunch…. Probably not, right?


Phone call from daughter, who is known as 'K’ – another casual viewer.


K: So, did you watch?

Me: Of course. Watching it again, to be honest. What did you think? Just give me the Molly / Sherlock low down.

K: Wow, he really lost his shit, didn’t he?

Me: Yup.

K: I honestly thought they were going to kill Molly.

Me: I was a bit worried too. So, what do you think ended up happening between them? We were only given a few seconds.

K: They got married or living together.

Me: Have you been talking with your aunt?

K: No, why?

Me: Because she said the same thing.

K: It’s the only thing that makes sense.

Me: Why do people keep saying that?

K: What else is Sherlock gonna to do? He could barely do stuff without her before he knew he loved her, and now that he knows, it’s not like he’d let her disappear.

Me: Wow, I guess something’s just aren’t that obvious to me. (just kidding, of course)

K: Yeah, well, you don’t watch much television, so maybe you don’t notice stuff.

Me: You don’t think they’d date for a while, that sort of thing?

K: Why? Like Mike (her boyfriend) said – Sherlock just got played by two women.

Me: I don’t understand.

K: The evil sister set up the test for Sherlock to get Molly to say I Love You, right?

Me: Yeah.

K: But, that’s not what it was about. Molly wouldn’t say it until he said it first, because she thought he was playing a game and making fun of her. But, his sister had been watching Molly and maybe watching Sherlock too and knew Molly loved him but would never say 'I love you’ unless Sherlock said it first. But, Sherlock is thinking he just has to get Molly to say it, when the real game was about getting him to say it. But, he’s not going to say it, he won’t even consider it, because he’s an emotional dwarf. So, the only way to get him to say it was knowing Molly wouldn’t, thereby applying the appropriate pressure needed for him to grow the fuck up and get some balls. Well, that’s what Mike said, but I agree. Molly didn’t know she was being played, but his theory still works.

Me: So, his sister played Dolly Levi.

K: No, she’s just bat-shit, fucking crazy and didn’t care. She wanted the thrill of the ride. She doesn’t understand emotional attachment

Me: But, why married?

K: Maybe not married, but they’re definitely living together in a committed relationship for life. Sherlock isn’t capable of anything less. I mean, he could be, he is smart, but I doubt it. God, mom, he railroads her all the time. He would literally implode if she went off and found someone else. I mean, think about the few genius people you know. They have no idea how to do shit and need normal people to help them.

Me: I don’t think he’s that bad off.

K: Maybe not, but he was shooting up all last season because he couldn’t cope with the changes with his friends. John got married, Molly was engaged. He was able to be part of John’s life, but not Molly’s. And he spent most of this season high as a kite. He almost overdosed on the jet when they shipped him off for killing that guy.

Me: Part of that was because Mary asked him to save John.

K: Yeah, but not the jet part. He doesn’t cope with loss and there were other ways to help John. He was dying, mom – headed toward renal failure. Maybe now that he has those memories about his sister, he’ll be able to do better and won’t have the need to self-anesthesize. Plus, he finally understands he loves Molly, like really loves her and being with her helps him stay grounded – she keeps him centered. It takes a village to raise Sherlock.

Me: True dat. So the coffin part was pretty intense.

K: It was. But, he was scared, emotionally vulnerable and couldn’t manage what he was feeling. He had to vent and the coffin was handy. I also think he realized how much he’s hurt Molly. Not just the phone call, but all the other stuff he’s done. She couldn’t trust him and almost died because of it. He got to see what he caused, the consequences of his bullshit. He didn’t know that. He never connected the emotional dots about why she couldn’t say 'I love you’. So, yes, I think he married her and probably will never, ever do another thing to cause her any doubt. His life is too dangerous to put his bullshit on her, leaving her not knowing when he’s being a douche and doing his fakey mcfakerson shit, or being serious. And, why wouldn’t Molly want marriage or a committed life with him? She’s been on the ride since the beginning and it’s better for both of them to be on the same page. They’re both kinda lost without the other.

Me: Right on. So, the I love you was real?

K: Later, mom.

*click*


So, there ya have it. Two perspectives from non-fandom people. I love Sherlollians, even the ones who don’t know they’re one. : )