so hey, I haven’t watched the new episode but I’ve got the sense of how people are feeling so I’m addressing young fans right now.
when I was big into the Sherlock fandom, I was fresh out of middle school, a mess of emotions and desperate for something to latch onto. Sherlock was that. I still really like it (well. I like the first 3 seasons) now, mind, but it went in a direction I was less into in the third season, so I was detached already. but if I were at the level I used to be after all this?
it’s okay that you feel hurt. something you love has changed. and yeah, okay, Moffattis can write the show they wanna write, but you have the right to say you don’t like it, damn it. you have the right to demand answers to plot holes. you are an audience member. you matter there.
and you have the right to stop watching.
if something is going a way you don’t like. if you can’t support it anymore. if you just don’t want to watch as what you love gets twisted, then hell, you can. it might suck, but sometimes you ha e to make decisions like this, and it’s shitty.
here’s what you do: you write. you draw. you act. you film. you say ‘this is the story I wanted. I needed.’ and you make it happen. and maybe it’s fanfic and maybe it’s original fiction, whatever. you throw your middle fingers in the air and double your efforts.