25th – October 1st -> KAMIOANN PAIR (KAMIO AKIRA / TACHIBANA ANN)
2nd –October 8th -> St. RUDOPLH WEEK (All St.RUDOPLH xSt.RUDOLPH pair apart
from Mizuki/Yuuta, all the St.RUDOLPHxOTHERS pairs)
9th – October 15th -> SWEET PAIR WEEK (AKUTAGAWA JIROU / MARUI BUNTA)
16th – October 22nd -> CHIQUITA PAIR WEEK (CHITOSE SENRI / TACHIBANA KIPPEI)
23rd – October 29th -> NEXT GEN WEEK (HIYOSHI/KIRIHARA/ZAIZEN/KAIDOH,
HIYOSHI/KIRIHARA/ZAIZEN, KIRIHARA/ZAIZEN/KAIDOH, HIYOSHI/ZAIZEN/KAIDOH, HIYOSHI/KIRIHARA/KAIDOH,
HIYOSHI/KIRIHARA, ZAIZEN/KAIDOH, KIRIHARA/ZAIZEN, HIYOSHI/KAIDOH, KIRIHARA/KAIDOH, HIYOSHI//ZAIZEN)
October 30th – November 5th -> ARROGANT PAIR WEEK (ATOBE KEIGO /
November 6th ->November 12th -> FUDOMINE WEEK (All FUDOMINExFUDOMINE ships apart from Ibu/Kamio,
Kamio/Ann, all the FUDOMINExOTHERS ships a part from Tachibana/Chitose)
What we can see about Sherlock and John. What they can see about each other.
What we see about John and Sherlock
How we see John
The set design of the lab at Bart’s when John and Sherlock first meet shows us their feelings towards each other with regards to their emotional availability.
In front of John the tableau reads like something out of TBB: “always in pairs, John”. (Thanks to LSiT for talking about the importance of that line in TBB, and that theme in the whole show). When we look at John we see sets of two identical things in front of him and behind him symbolic of a couple. We see a green light behind him signalling his readiness to pursue a relationship.
Two blue dots flank the opening of the door: circles represent their feelings towards each other, the blue represents that we are seeing them and they’re representing themselves as straight. and we see the door as a new begging. They’re both walking through this relationship door on the way out.
How we see Sherlock
What we see about Sherlock is very dissimilar. When we see him, the tableau of objects directly between him and John is a jumbled mess: chaos, busyness, there seems to be no pattern, at all, only unrest.
Behind him, from left to right: we see a lamp, symbolic of feelings via its solar system like quality, and the lamp is mustard yellow, the colour of cowardice and lies. He will not pursue a relationship because he’s afraid and he will pretend he is not interested.
Then to the right, the explanation, the cabinet of emptiness and fears. We see here, this contrastingly barren cabinet with slight allusions to the couples theme but with unevenness and difference. The pairs that are identical are filled with a different colour liquid, the ones that are filled with the same colour liquid are very dissimilar and the colour is very dark and opaque. This shows his alienation, he doesn’t feel that anyone is equal to him, whether he’s different from them due to his intelligence or whether he feels beneath people and unworthy of them. The dark liquid is pessimistic and foreboding: his impression of relationships is that they’re something to be avoided. Yet, he’s lonely as the cabinets is relatively empty. We can see why he’s afraid and wants to hide it.
What they see about each other
How Sherlock sees John
The camera works shows us John and Sherlock’s separate states of mind as well as their perceptions of each other.
Sherlock sees John how we see him: ready to couple up, open, his green light on. This is John wearing his lipstick,
This show us that Sherlock has a realistic view of people and that it is he, ironically, not John who’s being emotionally perceptive, here.
How John sees Sherlock
First off John doesn’t get to see the things between them from our point of view: he is robbed of the perspective that shows a jumbled mess of obstacles between them.
The cabinet is cut in half by John himself. He is the reason he can’t see more. Maybe he projects too much. Maybe, it’s because he’s a romantic, he doesn’t want to see his bad side. He does see the lamp of lies, though.
To further the idea of John as a romantic who can only see Sherlock but not things about Sherlock, we get,
This is the romantic, ‘all I see is you’, viewpoint. We can read this a clear indication of John’s romantic interest but must also note the obvious disadvantage to being a romantic: he’s editing out information about Sherlock that he does not want to see, because it’s negative.
Note that Molly sees Sherlock similarly,
This is the price you pay for your rose-coloured glasses: you can see the best of someone and love and appreciate them but if you don’t understand the background, the circumstance, the terrain, you’re in for a world of hurt and confusion.
We see here that Sherlock is guarded and John is open. Sherlock sees John how he is. John sees Sherlock in an idealised way, through the prism of his attraction.
In the end, a sad epitaph: Sherlock puts on his scarf and turns away,
John is here, open, though wounded, wearing his plaid shirt of bisexuality, with couples symbolism and a green light on. Sherlock is attracted, in kind, but his desk is a confusing mess and his background a sad, fearful, desolate place. Nonetheless, they make a connection. But, then he puts on his blue scarf straight façade and winks at a door with two blue dots on it. Their feelings, here, must be platonic, straight feelings because the dots are blue. Because he scarf is blue, because Sherlock’s desk is a mess and his shelf is sad and empty.
We see that open John Watson is going to go for it at Angelo’s, however obliquely. He’s got nothing left to lose but maybe there are too many pairs in front and behind John. Maybe being in a couple is too much on his mind. Maybe that level of symbolism implies fixation and neediness. (He does also feel out Anthea in a similarly indirect way and similarly quickly) John is so vulnerable here that while he does like Sherlock he is also lonely and desperate. It may be unhealthy to get involved when it seems like the only thing that will make you feel like you’re not broken.
When he does hit on Sherlock he will not only not be surprised from what he’s seen, which he liked btw, but we can see that turning him down is a foregone conclusion from what we’ve seen of both of them here.
Finally, all of this would seem to support Sherlock’s idea that sentiment does cloud the analytical mind. We can empathise with him, here, because it’s illustrated by John’s view so well.
it's unusual friendships time!!! got any hcs about Marius and Jehan as friends?
You always come into my inbox with the best things thank you
•Marius collects neat things like shiny pennies and pretty rocks to give Jehan when he next sees them but usually forgets and Jehan finds them in his pockets when stealing his coats
•send each other pics of really fat cats usually of their own fat cats
•in other words the bode meme is their favorite
•make a point to have tea together every week where Jehan tells Marius all about the most interesting things they’ve overheard from strangers
•both really like pistachios and once tried to have a competition to see who could eat the most Cosette came home that night to find them chilling on the floor surrounded by shells and complaining
•roller skating happens far more often than in the average friendship
•Marius is always super stoked cause Jehan can somehow also sign in all the same languages he knows
•Jehan is always super stoked that they have someone to practice signing in these languages with
•they hang out in Jehan’s garden and find out the key to the universe every Wednesday night and then promptly forget the next day
•Marius compliments all of Jehan’s terrible outfits every day cause that’s what friends do
•Jehan finds (steals) books for Marius that they think he’d like
•Jehan tried to teach Marius how to knit once and it took him forever to get the hang of it and actually do the thing but he finally ended up making a pair of uneven socks that he gave to Jehan and they honestly fit their whole aesthetic pretty well
•get sick together a lot? Why are they always sick at the same time??
•Marius knows by now that calling Jehan when he’s lost just leads to getting more lost but he does it anyway cause they at least have fun together
•have the most exciting double dates with their partners seriously it’s wild more than once they’ve been arrested all together and it’s been Marius and Jehan’s fault
•have cacti named after each other
•super supportive and amazing friends who love and care about each other
•listen this friendship is so underrated and I will talk about it until im in my grave but here are just a few things before I make this too long
Kikucentric fanarts~ Sekakiku Cardverse series: Spades and Hearts, Ameripan
Next: Diamonds and Hearts: FraPan
It sould actually makes sense if I started with Gerpan but I wanted to draw an Ameripan so here you go. I hate the background. I kind of rushed it (CAUSE I WANTED TO FINISH IT NOW) so I made one with transparent background.
I’m doing all the Kings first then the Queens, then the Jacks and then maybe others in card roles(NedPan, SpaPan,RomaPan, etc.) oh and with the Jacks too.
I might also make a ChessTalia Version. Still Kikucentric? not sure.
He looked like hell when I saw him walk through that door. He wasn’t handsome, like at all, but the frown on his face made him look even less appealing than usual. He had uneven eyes paired with thick brown eyebrows and a thin set of lips. His pale skin made the freckles much more visible along with the dark bags under his eyes. He lifted his head and searched the room. When our eyes met I took the chance and winked at him, he almost smiled but instead he licked his lips and marched up to my desk.
I leaned in closer and unleashed a wicked grin.
“Hey handsome you look like hell today.”
He wasn’t impressed.
“And what exactly do we have in common?”
I smacked my lips and answered.
“Well babe, just like hell, you look terrifyingly hot today.”
Suddenly, the frown disappeared and he was smiling. His eyes were still uneven but they were alive and pulsing greens, his thin lips parted to show a gummy smile with the tip of his tongue peeking through his open-bite. He wasn’t handsome, I would know, but God he was beautiful.
//how she saw him //through her own eyes //obviously