That damn door

Has anyone ever theorised before about why Sherlock’s mind palace door in The Abominable Bride looks like this?

We know it’s not supposed to be what the door looks like in 1895, not only because it’s weird but also because it’s immediately followed by a shot of the ‘normal’ door opening:

So that leaves us with the weird window-like door. It happens right after John has asked Sherlock to “wear the damn hat” because he’s Sherlock Holmes, and they’re about to run off after Mary, who sent a message to Sherlock. 

The yellow birds on the door vaguely remind me of the Twitter logo. The things in the corner - hearts? And in the middle? Palm trees? A globe? A mountain?

Have we seen this thing before, in another episode?

Why would they do this, if not to add significance?

In other words… what’s “behind 221B”?

Moriarty + Fatalism, Tragedy and Victorian conventions in S4.

Or, I’m studying English Lit and found… interesting similarities. This is me indulging in them.

We all know TPTB are fond of using tropes with our favourite couple (see them at @tropelocked​!), but S4 is peculiar in how it seems to revolve around these conventions. I’m studying Tess, Othello, and Victorian prose at the moment, and realised some connections with S4.

Tragedy: A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin (/death) or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavourable circumstances.

A main character with a tragic flaw or inability to cope with unfavourable circumstances that brings him extreme sorrow. You mean like…

This? Although this event isn’t an immediate trigger for Sherlock’s death, as is the norm for tragic protagonists, this can be seen as a pinnacle ‘tragic’ moment in S4. Sherlock ‘causes’ Mary’s death (if she is actually dead), which in turn causes a painful split between Sherlock and John. We all know that’s painful sorrow for Sherlock, and while it isn’t an immediate trigger to death…

It sure comes close.

So what is Sherlock’s tragic flaw? The fly in the ointment? The virus in the data?

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This kills me… the last part. Oh my god I’m crying

anonymous asked:

That schadenfuck blog is horrible. So many of the posts are taken out of context or are crack posts they are treating as serious. Like I'm embarassed for them. But also annoyed; like fall where you like on the 'it was gonna be canon/it was only ever subtext' debate but the fact that they deny queerbaiting is ridiculous. I notice that when they are corrected they don't bother to remove or edit posts, they accuse tjlcers of sticking their fingers in their ears but they do the same. The hypocrisy!

Yes - as I’ve said before, my least favorite thing about antis is that they never do their homework. They only ever take posts at face value (as they do with Sherlock/creator quotes which honestly is so funny to me), never ask OPs about their intentions, and never take context and fandom attitude into account (I’d say about 70-80% of the posts we make are sarcastic and/or exaggerated to at least some degree).

They’re just looking to be offended, which is honestly so much more of a waste of time than coming up with fan theories imo.

John’s hands. One on Sherlock’s nek and the other on Sherlock’s arm. Doesn’t it remind u something? It’s exactly the same way Sherlock hugged John in TLD. Coincidence? Nope. In this show coincidences don’t exist. It means, if you think about it, that Sherlock not only remember how John hugged him, but also that Sherlock thinks that it is the way John want to be hugged, I think. It is the way John makes feel someone loved and safe and it is probably the way Sherlock felt and so Sherlock did the same when John needed, he hugged him with one hand on John’s nek and the other on John’s arm. Bacause in that moment John needed love and to feel safe.

I…I don’t know if it makes sense but this hug, John’s hug, hit me and reminded me of Sherlock’s hug.
I don’t know what to think now, I need a blanket.
Also, I feel really stupid cause probably someone just noticed it ages ago soooooooo now it’s time for me to go. And hide. Bye.