and it's synchronized

blood sweat & tears is such a high quality fucking song not only just bc of the song itself and the fact that they all sound amazing and the song was arranged perfectly but also bc of the fact that the styling was flawless they all looked fucking gorgeous and expensive.. the choreography fit the music so perfectly and it is executed seamlessly and synchronously by all of them and the music video was beautiful it was luxurious and sexy and elaborate and it just..,, it was so different but it was still bts and i could listen to it on repeat for the rest of my miserable life

Sherlock S4 Trance Theory and how it explains “everything” (including the blue lights, the repeated plot/dialogue, the odd sound glitches, and the flickering lights)

First, before I elaborate on my reasoning for Trance Theory, I just need to write a brief(ish) A/N: 

I believe that all my Tumblr friends (mostly Johnlockers) are a group of passionate, kind, intelligent fans who have been moved deeply by the love between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes (and consequently feel strongly about this show.)

I realize that a lot of you were disappointed with S4–especially TFP.  Likewise, I realize that some of you liked S4, were satisfied with how the show ended, and believe it must be taken at face value. 

I find myself in neither group and would like to present a theory that hopefully convinces my friends that the S4 is actually a clever, beautiful, unfinished, multi-layered puzzle. :D 


TRANCE THEORY (Part 1)

Sherlock Holmes is known for his keen sense of observation and for his amazing deductive skills. But another one of his “superpower” is his ability to go deep within himself in order to solve a case. 

In every ACD canon story, after a new case has been presented, or when the clues get all tangled, Holmes does nothing more than recline in his chair, put his hands together, and disappear in a trance-like state using a specific meditative technique he learned in Tibet,

I propose that this is exactly what is happening in S4 of Sherlock.

My basic premise is that Sherlock has been in a deep Tibetan Trance since to end of HLV in order to solve the apparent return of Moriarty.

In this meta I will provide evidence that Trance Theory is the silver thread that connects and explains all the plot inconsistencies, repeated dialogue, the multiple sound glitches, the odd flickering lights, the blue colouring, the glowing skull, why Sherlock talks to John when John’s not there and how it’s also entirely based on ACD canon.

A trance is a deliberate act of self-hypnosis (It is different than using a mind palace or being in a coma.) The purpose of Sherlock’s deep trance is to enter a half conscious state in order to let anything relevant he has unconsciously noticed rise to the surface of his consciousness in order to make links and solve the case. 

I realize that for some of my Tumblr friends this seems unbelievable because it’s hard to believe that Sherlock is in a trance for that long (ie 3 episodes worth! :D ) But Mrs Hudson in TAB explicitly told us that Sherlock has the ability to sustain a  trance for 2 days! (more on that later). Anyway, for me, taking S4 at face value is acknowledging that what we are seeing is the art of deduction at its very best. Season 4 is Sherlock’s incredible brain at work.    

Heck, knowing Sherlock is in a trance is like obtaining the key to a cipher. All you need is your copy of ACD canon and a few of the other Sherlock Holmes adaptation and you can basically figure out everything. Ie;  Sherlock’s entire backstory, why Moriarty is the virus in the data, IOU, and the deep secret. You can also find the answer other loose threads on the show. For example: The significance of the phone number Eurus gives John, the connection between the “Black Pearl” and A.G.R.A, why Culverton Smith made reference to the Queen, why Magnussen has chronically moist hands, who Alicia Smallwood is, why Mycroft does not like clowns, what the funny graves are, why mummy Holmes wrote about the thyroid gland in her thermodynamics book, why Mary never regained John’s trust, who is really hiding in plain sight, the Thatcher connection, who the sharks are, who is Charlie and his power ranger, the meaning of  “6 by 16 and under we go” (OMG that drove me crazy), glowing skulls, glowing rabbits, etc, etc. etc,,, 

And last but not least, Trance theory shows how we were right all along; this is a Johnlock story of epic proportion. 

Okay, before I get to the fun part of explaining all these things, I first need to provide concrete evidence that Sherlock is in a trance.

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  • *At the Christmas Party at the Potters*
  • Albus: How come your Dad is such a skilled wizard, I mean, he was always second after my aunt, he mastered Occlumency and he has no problem with non-verbal spells at all, so how come he can't cast a Patronus?
  • Scorpius: (surprised) Who said he can't?
  • Hermoine: (joining the conversation) So he can? What's his Patronus?
  • Scorpius: Ah, actually it's quite astonishing. When I was younger, he let me ride it sometimes. It's ...
  • (Draco rushes over and places his palm over Scorpius' mouth)
  • Draco: Scorpius! I explicitly told you not to tell anyone! Remember the fuss your mother used to make, whenever she saw it?
  • (Hermione whispers in Scorpius' ear, who nods, his father's hand still on his mouth, Draco sighs and releases him)
  • Hermione: No way! I want to see it!
  • Ginny: What is it? (Hermione whispers in Ginny's ear) Really?? I have to see it! Please Draco, please!
  • Draco: (to Scorpius) See son, the damage is already done!
  • Ron: Oh come on Malfoy! Don't be a git, show us your bloody Patronus.
  • Harry: I doubt anyone will be scared by your dragon or whatsoever.
  • (Draco swings his wand lightly and out of its tip bursts an almost blinding, dazzling silver unicorn)
  • Hermione, Ginny, Rose, and Lily: (synchronously) It's so beautiful!
The Significance of Stay Close to Me

EDIT: well it seems like the Japanese name for the skate is the same but in the translation, it’s changed. Take this meta whichever way you like, I decided to interpret it like this because of the available facts presented to me at the time. Have fun!

In episode 1, Viktor’s FS is named “Stay Close to Me” (at least the song was so I’m also assuming that’s the name of his skate). 

Sento una voce che piange lontano/I hear a voice crying far away
Anche tu sei stato forse abbandonato/Have you been abandoned as well?
Orsù finisca presto questo calice di vino/Come now, let’s empty this glass of wine soon
Inizio a prepararmi/I’ll start getting ready
Adesso fa’ silenzio/Now be silent.

Con una spada vorrei tagliare/With a sword I wish I could cut
Quelle gole che cantano d'amore/Those throats singing about love
Vorrei serrar nel gelo le mani /I wish I could seal in the cold the hands
Che esprimono quei versi d'ardente passione/That portray those verses of burning passion

Questa storia che senso non ha/This story that makes no sense
Svanirà questa notte assieme alle stelle/Will vanish tonight along with the stars

Se potessi vederti/If I could see you
Dalla speranza nascerà/From hope
L’eternità/Eternity will be born

Stammi vicino/Stay close to me
Non te ne andare/Don’t go
Ho paura di perderti/I’m afraid of losing you

Le tue mani, le tue gambe/Your hands, your legs
Le mie mani, le mie gambe/My hands, my legs
I battiti del cuore/The heartbeats
Si fondono tra loro/Are fusing together

Partiamo insieme/Let’s leave together
Ora sono pronto/Now I’m ready

Lyrics from http://yohao88.tumblr.com/post/151438830208/parry-repost-theme-from-victor

As established in many many metas before, the skate is about the singer pleading to his lover or someone special to stay by his side. The singer is lonely, looking for love, pleading desperately for it to the point where he wants to kill love because he’s afraid of losing it.

Viktor and Yuuri skates this separately. But its artfully synchronized with each other.

Viktor skated Stay Close to Me in episode one after meeting Yuuri. That’s after the banquet where Yuuri stole his heart dead drunk and doesn’t remember it.

Viktor’s skating because he’s calling out to Yuuri. And Yuuri? He’s unknowingly calling out Viktor with this skate as well. Yuuri was looking for something to continue skating again.

…..and Viktor answered.


Episode 12’s skate is the perfect end to the series because after all the drama and the build up, Viktor finally has Yuuri. He’s found the special someone from the first skate. Yuuri keeps Viktor and his career for one more year (or five).

Back to the lyrics,

Sento una voce che piange lontano/I hear a voice crying far away
Anche tu sei stato forse abbandonato/Have you been abandoned as well?
Orsù finisca presto questo calice di vino/Come now, let’s empty this glass of wine soon
Inizio a prepararmi/I’ll start getting ready
Adesso fa’ silenzio/Now be silent.

When the programme opens, Yuuri skates alone. The first verse of Stay Close to Me is kept, the singer is still lonely and yearning for his lover.

Stammi vicino/Stay close to me
Non te ne andare/Don’t go
Ho paura di perderti/I’m afraid of losing you

Then Viktor joins him at the chorus and they both skate together. The female singer also joins in at this point. They’re skating together.

Originally posted by fabelyn

Le tue mani, le tue gambe/Your hands, your legs
Le mie mani, le mie gambe/My hands, my legs
I battiti del cuore/The heartbeats
Si fondono tra loro/Are fusing together

Partiamo insieme/Let’s leave together
Ora sono pronto/Now I’m ready

The angsty part about killing love has noticeably been cut and for good reason.

The singer is no longer lonely anymore because now he’s joined by his lover. They’re both telling each other to not leave because they’re both afraid of losing each other. They’re telling each other that no matter where they go, they’ll always be ready to go together.

And what do we have as the final scene? Yuuri has moved to Russia and probably lives with Viktor since he’s running with Makkachin.

Stay Close to Me is the song that provides the narrative for Victuuri’s romance up to this point. It’s masterfully altered to have different meanings at the start and end of the series. It showed off how they both fell in love and ultimately got together in the end, promising each other that they’ll always be together.

It’s so, so beautiful.

  • Kieran: I'm an exile embroiled in politics because of my heritage but all I want to do is make out with a blonde Blackthorn somewhere safe and warm.
  • Aline: I feel you, buddy. I really do.