attempting to make the best of it

How to save a tv show

I don’t know if you realize or you just don’t care anymore, but, if we get some media coverage on the issue of queerbaiting, we can:

  • At least make it so that it doesn’t get worse, like Sherlock kissing Irene or John dating/marrying another woman. 
  • Possibly even get as much as implied married!lock with parentlock. 
  • In a best case scenario, if we play well our arguments outside of tumblr with the help of the press, we might even get the writers so understand our point of view.

There has been a wall between us an the writers until now, but we could at least make an attempt to remove it, keeping in mind that they are 50+ years old people that might have very little understanding of young people and of what kind of representation is needed nowadays. They seem on some levels to be invested on the queer side of the relationship themselves for their own personal reasons. They behaved very badly, but they are not intentionally evil, they are people that can learn (even if sadly the burden of making them learn is on us).

Some of us can keep developing these characters outside of the show, but it remains the fact that what is the actual content of the show will still have an impact 1) on the real world’s perception of queer people 2) on the future of queer representation in other shows 3) on all future Holmes adaptations concerning whether Holmes and Watson will be portrayed as a romantic couple 4) on new queer viewers who might get hurt while watching for the first time 5) on the ultimate fate of the characters of this particular adapatation, as with time the characterization we have developed during this hiatus will be lost if not in agreement with the show, possibly very soon. And probably other consequences I can’t think of right now.

My suggestion is that we can try to get the press on our side and, since we were till the other day ten thousand or so, it is something we could easily do if we tried.

  • I thought that we can tweet, retweet, like massively with the tags #TheGreatestLoveStoryNeverTold #sherlock (quotes, arguments, pictures, gifs, even from other Holmes adaptations).
    Keep it civil if we want to come to an understanding with the writers.
  • Tip news outlets on the possibility of writing an article on the matter.
  • If you have the means, write an article yourself to submit outside of tumblr.
  • Send you complaint to the BBC if you already haven’t. Here’s a guide.

Have you got any new ideas to add?

(PS I don’t have many followers, so do not expect my post to go around without reblogs)


Sorry I’ve left these very late. These two Asks very similar so I’ll answer them both in one go.

I’ve made a post on Starfire’s age in various continuities here. To answer the question, I thought she would be about 20 as a continuation of her solo series who seemed about that age. Turns out Starfire is 18-19 in the Rebirth Teen Titans series.

My thoughts on the Rebirth Costume/look:

I think it’s Starfire’s best costume yet. I like her thigh high boots, the fact that her costume isn’t an aerodynamic nightmare like the original costume and the glove section on her hands. The metal knuckle pieces and the fingerlessness make her look quite combative but still rather sleek.

I like the use of green gems instead of red gems (I’m a total cartoon convert on that front). I just think it’s a better colour scheme. 

I really appreciate the attempt at giving her costume more utility with those tech compartments. I wish they’d gone so much further, but it’s better than what she’s had before.

I love the way her eyes are depicted in these few panels more than any other version of her ever. HER EYES ARE SO PRIDDY


High-heels are a baffling choice. They are hugely impractical, and her costumes have always had flats so it’s not like they’re there to stay true to her old looks or anything. For someone who is a skilled hand-to-hand fighter it makes no sense. Don’t even try to argue her flight negates the issue because she still fights from the ground on occasion.

I also worry that the boots would slide down over time. I think it’d just get annoying having to pull them up every now and them. Maybe having some suspender type feature or just plain ol’ superhero tights? Then again maybe her alien clothes can stick to her skin or something so I guess that’s just a very minor thing. I think I’m just worrying about the cosplayers walking through comic-con all day lol

I think it could do with more skin. Believe me, this is not a complaint I thought I’d hear myself have about a female comic book costume, but there we go. Not a lot more, just a bit . I could go on about why I think this should be so in more detail, but basically it boils down to her culture, her powers’ dependency on sunlight, the fact that her costume isn’t actually meant to provide any real extra protection and just keeping in spirit with her old costumes.

I wish her Starbolts weren’t green. I know it’s a cartoon thing but I prefer the old colour scheme when they’d bee red/orange/magenta. I think it makes for a better colour scheme too when that’s then paired with green gems instead of red gems in her costume.

If I’m perfectly honest, while I like a lot about the Rebirth costume, there’s something missing. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but it’s missing an X-Factor that would turn it from “this is pretty nice” to “OMG THIS IS PERFECT I NEVER KNEW HOW SEEMINGLY OBJECTIVELY PERFECT THIS DESIGN IS”. It may just be everything I’ve just mentioned, but I’m not sure.

I like her civilian clothes a lot, my only objection is the inclusion of her ripped jeans. I just don’t think ripped clothes are a style Kori would go for. I kinda think it’d remind her of slavery or something. I’m not saying she would refuse to wear them, certainly not for her modelling job, just that I don’t think it’s really her thing when it comes to dressing herself. Now, if the idea is that she got them ripped through her badassery, that I can respect, but I don’t get the impression that’s what they were going for.

It looks quite nice in some ways, but I would prefer her to have her red hair instead of this pink shade she has that’s obviously inspired by Teen Titans Go!. Her hair is, according to the notes on the design sheet, meant to have the fiery effect we’ve her have in several incarnations now. So far, it just seems like it’s dyed such that the ends get lighter. I do miss the energy trail effect.

Simply because we try and repress and ignore certain thoughts and feelings doesn’t mean they cease to exist, merely that we remain the knee-jerk marionettes of their incessant twitching and thrashing. It’s somewhat akin to driving a car with one hand while attempting to hold an enraged dog in the backseat with the other. Best bet is to pull over for awhile, let it up front and see about making peace. After all, you’re both on this particular road trip for the long haul.
—  The Mystical Lion

If you ever feel sad just imagine that there’s an alternate universe where you are a fictional character and everyone absolutely loves you and your flaws. People make blogs and lovely edits of you and probably ship you with your best friend. They have your funny one-liners you thought nobody heard as their bios. Even better, people make fanart of you. They pretend you’re a chief, or a scuba diver in some alternate universe of their own. Some people attempt to replicate your personality because they love it so much. Others dress as you for Halloween. Imagine an alternate universe where you are so unbelievably loved from people you don’t know exist.

I don’t know what was more embarrassing

1. The fact Donald Trump, even for his inaugural address, showed, at best, a sixth grade mastery of the English language - using words with no more than two syllables and making no attempt to use segues or transition between ideas so that his speech had no flow whatsoever, like his ideas about space travel were immediately followed by ideas about race, but like with no linguistic divider so it was like “we are standing at a new age of space exploration and eradicating diseases. And as our soldiers tells us, doesn’t matter if you’re black, brown, or white - we all bleed the same red blood of patriotism.” It was THAT choppy. It made no sense, none of it meshed because it was a word salad without that was clearly made by someone with the inability to properly create a coherent train of thought.

2. Him waiting to hear roaring applause and getting… *crickets*

3. His fucking Kim Jong-un moment where he tries to start a chant by loudly exclaiming “America first” twice and then sadly realizing no one is joining in and stops.

4. Orrrrrr the fact it started raining as soon as he started walking up to the podium, as if god himself were weeping. Lmao…. we’re really all gonna die.

You mean I’ve missed the obvious this whole time?

YOU GUYS. WHAT THE FUCK. Did you all know this?? That the whole point of the stag night was for John to properly, after all this time, come out to his best friend as bisexual?? Has everyone realized this except for me?! It’s not only about making a “hail mary” pass for Sherlock’s affection (which he absolutely wants) – it was an actual attempt to have an open, honest, tough conversation about John’s sexual orientation. Sober John had this planned – planned and rehearsed. That’s why he was so anxious at the beginning of the event. Why would he be nervous hanging out with his best friend for the night?

Maybe because he had something on his mind? Something he was absolutely going to talk about with Sherlock? Something he wanted to bring up at this very last opportunity? 


The bisexual color scheme behind John isn’t because his sexuality is coming out when he drinks, it’s because he’s drinking as a way to cope with the huge bomb he’s about to drop on Sherlock. Remember, John doesn’t know how Sherlock feels about him – John is going out of his mind with anxiety and is drinking more than he wants Sherlock to ever know because he has to get something off his chest. He has to be open, honest. He has planned for ages that this is how and when he’s going to do it. He’s going to open up about his past. 

But then they both get too drunk. John, still planning on dropping two bombs but unsure of how, goes for physical contact.  

Now a lot of people see this as John coming on to Sherlock.  I really don’t think it is. He loves touching Sherlock, of course he does, but he takes this slip as an opportunity to bring up his “I don’t mind touching men, I’m bisexual, didn’t you know” agenda that’s been burning all night. That doesn’t go exactly as he thought, but they’re both drunk, soooo he tries another way.

He directs the questions. He asks “Am I a woman” and “am I pretty” hoping that Sherlock will get a hang of the game and ask those exact same questions. He even gives Sherlock many more opportunities to ask than is normally allowed in the game. Sherlock, who has his own name on his forehead because John purposefully wanted to be asked questions about how he feels for this man, would’ve heard the answers “no” and “yes” if Sherlock had asked “am I a woman” and then “am I handsome”. That was how the game was supposed to go. 

Obviously, things weren’t progressing as they should have, John didn’t get to talk openly and honestly about his feelings for Sherlock and for men in general. This whole wedding season (episode) is about John’s bisexuality, and John fucking knows it. The knee-grope and cozy affection while drunk at Baker Street wasn’t an accident. John had been planning for at least days, if not weeks, that he was going to absolutely bring up his sexuality and feelings for Sherlock. He was going to talk about Sholto. He was going to suck it up, fall flat on his face, and be rejected once again by the man who’s married to his work. The man who doesn’t feel things that way. The stag night was John’s plan. This was absolutely, 100% premeditated and I can’t believe I missed the signs until now.

 We watch as John finds out at his wedding Sherlock loves him and is haunted by the fact that if he had just stuck to the plan, he could’ve spared himself loads of heartache.

What a wasted opportunity!

The sound of her laugh is better than any song on the radio and she smiles like it’s her job. She has love letters stashed in the back of her desk addressed to all the boys who have kept her up at night, making her wonder if she’ll ever really be good enough. She drinks hard alcohol in an attempt to forget him, but always finds herself dialing his number after 12:00 AM. She eats French toast sticks before school and smiles at the strangers on the bus. She sings at the top of her lungs and taps her feet to the rhythms dancing in her head. Although she’s hurting, you’d never know. It’s not a love story, but god she wishes it was.
—  letters to my best friends, #1

I’m still here!

I still make stuff I promise

First things first, original sprite art is by @houndoom-kaboom. He always does great work and they’re always fun to draw.

Tangent time! Again, I am so sorry for disappearing for so long. Between moving, being sick, the holidays, nursing my carpal tunnel and arthritis, and trying to keep up with Pokecember and my paid work I was honestly exhausted and burnt out.

The biggest issue right now is hand/wrist pain. I’ve had problems with carpal tunnel and arthritis since I was 16 but it’s never been quite this bad, so it’s hard to draw as frequently and for as long as I used. However I’m doing my best to handle it and I should at the very least start posting once a week again.

I’ve really missed making these. They’re a lot of fun and I get to try different things with them that I might not normally attempt, so I’m pretty excited to start doing these more.

Thanks so much for sticking around! You’re all awesome and I hope you have a lovely night!

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if john WAS cheating

there’s little evidence to suggest it went beyond texting and regardless, i read the circumstances as: a) he was isolated completely from the woman he married and clearly was never able to get over being tricked into marrying her as well as living through sherlock’s death all over again at her own hand; and b) he felt isolated completely from sherlock, who appeared to be doing his level best to at once leave john and mary alone to be the Happy Watsons™, and include mary in their cases in a misguided attempt to make shit better for everyone. so. THIS IS NO EXCUSE BUT the minute someone looks at him like he’s Worth Something, it felt like being thrown a life preserver after drowning in a sea of loneliness and insecurity.

and i know, the appropriate thing for john to have done was to tell mary he couldn’t forgive her and it wasn’t going to be ok, but that’s just not who john watson as a person is. he wants to do the Proper Thing™ theoretically, and once he finds himself in situations that he deems inescapably depressing, he flails about wildly for some kind of emotional release associated with danger/excitement rather than face his problems. avoidant john was avoidant, once again. not a Good Guy™ move, but not ooc

how to make The Chosen One choose YOU: flirting, baz pitch style

(honestly im basically shitposting at this point, but i just love carry on so much. leave me be)


“I like this better than fighting,”  - Simon Snow (The Chosen One) 

  • threaten him with a viking’s funeral
  • (“do you know what that is, snow? A flaming pyre, set adrift on the sea. We could do yours in blackpool, so all your chavvy Normal friends can come,”)
  • make him cry, then drop your handkerchief sarcastically on his bed
  • call him a disgrace to magic
  • make sure it’s first thing in the morning, too, for added effect
  • turn on the charm. Woo him with your best lines
  • example, (what if I took your magic, cast it against you, and settled baz versus simon once and for all?)
  • don’t just rely on words. Act on your feelings too
  • example, push him down a flight of stairs, attempt to feed him to a chimera, etc.
  • cavort with his gf in the woods
  • bonus points if he sees it (hell, hold her hands too while you’re at it)
  • cant accept your own feelings? Conspire with your aunt to take him down
  • no chosen one, no problem
  • hopeless love? Have a backup plan
  • example: marry his ex and find a thousand different men who look like him and break each of their hearts a different way
  • just try to be honest with your feelings. Tell him you want him by your side
  • (“what if I accidentally Turned you? Then i’d be stuck with your pious face forever,”)
  • oh baz. Im swooning
  • invite him to your victorian mansion for christmas under the guise of “truce”
  • first date ideas!
  • – bring him to the british museum, steal a few books, take a walk around the park and find a place where he can eat curry while you read your stolen goods
  • dont forget to be a good conversationalist
  • (“you should eat something,”)
  • (“piss off,”)
  • confused? Lost? Failed at something important?
  • Hell, set a few trees on fire and wait for the flames to consume you
  • bonus points if you’re flammable
  • (hint! Hint! This is a good chance for a >>>KISS<<<!!!)
  • if you do it right, HE’LL kiss YOU
  • sulk and stomp away if he doesnt pull you into his arms and say “good morning, darling” when he opens his eyes first thing in the morning
  • respond to his feelings properly
  • (“you slept in my arms,”)
  • (“fitfully”)
  • accept him for who he is
  • found out your bf literally couldn’t be a bigger mess/supervillian/insiduous humdrum?
  • Kiss him, anyway (because you match)
  • (“i’m not the humdrum! But why does thinking so make you want to kiss me?”)
  • (“Everything makes me want to kiss you”)
  • seriously, I was swooning when I got to this part. Like. Seriously. Swooning. (I think I was crying a little too)

cute nicknames:

  • you courageous fuck
  • you absolute nightmare
  • love

say I love you. like, a lot 

  • I was eleven years old, and I’d lost my mother, and my soul, and the crucible gave me you
  • You were the centre of my universe. Everything else spun around you
  • looking at you was like looking directly into the sun
  • I choose you


  • who needs magic? I’m going to turn you into a vampire and make you live with me forever

no, no im not crying. i just have a bit of snowbaz in my eye 


Hey guys so I was hesitant about making this post but this conversation pushed me to it. @divinedavivii is trying to get people to donate $1300 so they can support the pet trade and buy a bird from a bird store. They’re sending the exact same message to people to get us to reblog it, which has the tone of attempting to guilt us.

Here is the post:

Whenever someone says something to them, they get hostile, like the above conversation.

I’m making this post so people avoid this scam and do not support what they are doing. It sucks that animals are sold in pet stores, but we need to do our best to not support it, especially when it is so much money. It is extremely fishy that they’re claiming they have no luck with finding rescues, when they live in NY, which is full of them.

If they ask you to reblog it, just avoid it. Even if it’s not a scam, it’s still not a good thing to support.

Thank you :)

if i could go back in time, i’d make it to where you never met him, because it’s not fair that you can’t stop wondering what’s wrong with you after he told you that he’d never give you the time of day.
—  6 am conversations with my best friend

anonymous asked:

#25 (prompt 3) Luke!Ceo

If Luke Hemmings, the CEO of Hemmings Bros. had one weakness, it was you.

He was wrapped around your little finger. Whatever you wanted, he got for you. It wasn’t even that you needed him to, you were more than successful in your own career. He just wanted to make you happy, wanted to make you comfortable. Luke wanted you to have the best life he could give you, no matter what.

So it wasn’t usual that you had to persuade him to do something.

Pretty please?” You attempted to flutter your eyelashes from where you sat in the large bed, nothing but the thin sheet covering you as you held Luke’s hand. He on the other hand, was fully dressed in his suit and ready to leave for the day. “It’ll take half an hour, tops.”

“You know as well I do that isn’t true.” He chuckles, squeezing your hand as he bends down to brush his lips against the top of your head. “I’ll make it up to you tonight, promise.”

“But Luke.” You whine, refusing to let go of his hand, causing him to smirk. “You can’t stay in your office locked up all day. You have to take a break at some point.”

“To watch you try on millions of dresses for the gala this weekend? I think I’ll pass.”

“You know I like having your opinion.” You pout, tugging on his hand again. “Please? For me?”

“Don’t do that.” He muttered, using is free hand to run his thumb along your bottom lip. “It’s not fair.”

He leans down to press his lips to yours, and you hum into the kiss. As he pull back, he rolls his eyes at the smile you send him, pulling away completely and letting go of your hand.

“I’ll think about it.” He sighs, ignoring the triumphant smirk on your lips and beginning to head for the door. “I’ll see you later.”

“See you at the mall.” You call, Luke turning back to roll his eyes at you as you fall back on to the pillows. You simply wink at him, smirk still on your lips. “Have a good morning, Mr Hemmings.”

It’s several hours later when he answers the phone to you, already knowing what you’re going to say.

“You better be on your way to meet me.” You whine down the phone, Luke chuckling as he gets out of his car. “Because I’ve already tried on three dresses and I have no idea what to buy since you aren’t here.”

“Don’t worry Pretty Girl.” He grins, heading for the entrance of the mall. “I’ve just parked up. I’ll be with you in a minute.”

Because Luke really couldn’t deny it, you really were his weakness.

CEO!5sos Blurb Night with @tadpolehemmings​ and @felicityash

Fanart Monday!

It’s time to ignore burnt anons who just want my attention by insulting my friends! Let’s just get to business, as always <3 I’m posting this and then I’m posting Bloomtale <3

Let us begin!!!

Fanart of the week by @slylock-syl!!!! Happy holidays to you too, darling <3 <3 Flowey looks gorgeous lol <3

More under the sexy cut <3

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anonymous asked:

First of all, awesome blog. Anyway my character was attacked by two men at the same time. she doesnt have any weapon with her while the men use a machine gun. there are few hiding spots for her to take cover, but i dont know the best way to disarm them

I don’t say this often, but she’s fucked. If you’re wanting to take the aggressive way out, and she will die in the attempt. There are ways to get a character out of a situation like this, but with the scenario you’re presenting, violence is not one of them.

Training is not the power to overcome all fights through superlative skill; it’s the ability to know there are some fights you cannot win, and assess the best way to avoid those in the first place, or escape, if it comes to that. 2v1 is already horrifically difficult. Giving them guns makes this (basically) unwinnable.

You’re not specifying what kind of weapons they’re using, and this is probably kind of important to know for your own purposes.

Machine gun can refer to (nearly) any automatic firearm. You pull the trigger, and it will continue firing until you release it, the ammunition is spent, or the weapon malfunctions (which is fairly rare in most cases).

This can range from fully automatic pistols, up through heavy weapons you’d mount on a vehicle. You’re probably thinking of assault rifles or submachine guns, since they’re easily portable. SMGs are chambered to fire pistol rounds, while assault rifles are simply, fully automatic rifles (using lighter rifle rounds).

Usually the term is used to refer to heavier automatic weapons, designed to suppress enemy movement and make returning fire more difficult. The entire idea is you put a lot of flying lead, and the threat of more following it, in the general vicinity of your foes, and they cannot move or return fire without being reduced to goulash.

Thing is, that basic strategy does apply to nearly all fully automatic weapons. The only difference is how much ammunition they can draw on, how far it can fire, and how gleefully it can tear apart concealment (we’ll come back to this in a second).

Put another way, the entire point of this weapon is to force enemies to stay in cover and not move, while the rest of your forces to better positions, so they can take them out.

If they stick anything out of cover, your machine gunner is waiting to blow it off. To a lesser extent, this is how all gunfights work. If you’re not shooting someone directly, you’re trying to keep their head down, so you, or your allies, can get into a better position to kill them.

Getting caught outside of cover against a competent gunner is a death sentence. They’re in position, they’re waiting, out you come, down you go.

For an unarmed character, there is no counter. Keep to cover, keep moving and get away, are the only real options, but with almost nowhere to take cover, that option’s gone.

It gets worse. Concealment is not cover. Cover is something that will protect you from incoming fire. Concealment is something that will hide you from the enemy. What this means is, TV, movies, and video games have lied to you. Bullets will easily punch through many objects. Including furniture, walls, ceilings, floors, cars, self-sacrificial idiots leaping into the path of the bullet. Taking cover behind a wooden shipping crate will only protect you if the stuff inside that crate is solid enough to stop a bullet. Ducking behind a wall, unless that wall is made out of concrete, won’t do much.

And, that’s not even an answer to your question. Gun disarms will get you shot. I’m going to keep saying this. Under the best circumstances, with excellent training, gun disarms are incredibly dangerous to the practitioner. You use them because they were going to kill you anyway, and you didn’t have another option.

Even when you’re dealing with handgun disarms, it’s incredibly easy to take a bullet mid-disarm, particularly if the shooter is using a stance the martial artist isn’t prepared for. Rifle disarms are a nightmare to pull off.

Stuntmen can make them look really cool, and when you’ve got two people cooperating disarms can be very fun to watch. But, that’s entertainment, actually trying to execute disarms in the field is for the supremely foolish and those who were already two seconds away from death.

So, back to the beginning, how does your character get out of a situation like this? Not getting into it in the first place is a good option. Making sure they have an escape plan is a second.

If your character gets a phone call to take them out to some abandoned warehouse, or construction site, or farm in upstate New York… maybe they shouldn’t go. Or at least not alone. There are rare situations where a character would have a legitimate reason to walk into a trap like that, but under normal circumstances, situations like that demand your characters come up with ways that mitigate the risk.

There’s a real habit of having characters doing stupid things because the power of plot compels them. At some point, the justifications like, “if you bring anyone with you; the kid dies,” got lost, and we’re left with characters walking into very bad situations.

Even if, “the kid dies,” that doesn’t mean your character should be following instructions, or plunging into dangerous situations without setting up contingencies.

At this point it’s worth considering, with hostages, if the villain is planning to kill your character, then that’s all they need the hostage for, and once you’re character’s down they’re going to be next. On reflection, that’s not a really great reason to be following the rules, is it?

Having a contingency plan doesn’t mean bringing buddies or gearing up. Sometimes it means finding ways to exploit the restrictions placed on your character. Armed attackers planning to murder you? Find a crowd. A couple mooks might be willing to take their chances gunning you down in an alley, but are they really going to risk opening up in a crowded bar?

Even if your character does need to go into someplace they really shouldn’t. They need to have an escape plan, if things go wrong. That could be as simple as making sure they have a way out of the building they’re in, or it could be more complex, such as having allies who will come in if the situation goes wrong. In a situation like this, it might be as simple as remaining undetected until she can escape.

Regardless, saving a character from a situation like this, usually means not getting into it in the first place. I understand it, you have characters that need to go someplace for the story to progress. That’s fine. But, your characters do need to plan ahead, and assess their situation to the best of their ability.

Someone or something told those guys to drop by. Maybe there were there ahead of time, in which case she needed to know where they were, and keep track of them before going in. Maybe she tripped an alarm, and they got called in behind her, so now she needs to find a way out, without them actually spotting and killing her. Maybe someone called them in to kill her, in which case, again, she needs to avoid detection and get away.

Ideally you need a way for them to overcome their foes. Note, “overcome,” not, “defeat.” In a situation like this, the best solution to overcome a hit squad sent after your character is going to be to escape, not to fight them head on and die. Find an opening, make an escape. Don’t get tied up in hand to hand with someone using an automatic rifle, only for his buddy to drill your hero.


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First ratified quad jumps in international competition:

Quad toe loop: Kurt Browning (CAN), 1988 World Championships FS
Quad salchow: Timothy Goebel (USA), 1998 Jr. Champion Series Final
Quad lutz: Brandon Mroz (USA), 2011 NHK Trophy SP
Quad flip: Shoma Uno (JPN), 2016 Team Challenge Cup SP
Quad loop: Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), 2016 Autumn Classic International SP

A New Adventure

All was quiet apart from the soft footfalls as Sherlock paced the floor slowly and thought back to where he had been on this very day one year ago.

Facing the sister he didn’t remember, watching a man commit suicide in a futile attempt to save his wife, pointing a gun at his own brother…

Having all his defenses stripped away until his bleeding heart was showing for all the world to see that he loved so many and so deeply.

The love he held for his brother and the way his world tipped upside down at the thought of Mycroft’s death.

His love for John and Rosie, fighting to keep his best friend alive and make sure his beloved goddaughter did not lose the only parent she had left.

And his love for Molly, hidden away even from himself for her protection. And his own. To have it torn from him in a moment of panic, coming face to face with the realisation that he loved her and then almost losing her. To be so utterly, emotionally eviscerated.

The Sherlock he had been before John Watson, before Molly Hooper, before Mary Morstan, before any of them, would have never buckled to Euros’ experiments.

He would have called himself weak for giving in and turning it all back on her by threatening his own life to save any of theirs. He would have stormed into the situation and likely have gotten them all killed.

But now?

He smiled. Now, he knew that they were his strength. And their influence taught him to learn and embrace the heart inside him that he fought for so long to destroy. And it saved their lives.

It saved Eurus.

‘What are you doing up?’

Sherlock turned, his dressing gown billowing out around his legs. Molly leaned against the doorway and rubbed her hand through her mussed hair as she frowned sleepily.

His heart overflowed and he smiled widely. ‘Couldn’t sleep.’

Molly walked over to him, uncaring of the way his old t-shirt fell off her right shoulder. ‘You’ll have to let go someday, my love,’ she teased.

‘Not today,’ he whispered and tightened his hold on the precious bundle in his arms. The way his newborn son nestled against his chest, completely trusting him even at just four days old, was a wonder he knew he would never understand.

Molly smiled in understanding and kissed him, then bent to kiss their son’s downy head.

‘Sleep well, my love,’ she murmured against his soft hair. Looking up at Sherlock, she shared a tender smile with him before pressing a kiss to his lips and shuffling back to bed.

Once more alone with his sleeping son, Sherlock resumed his slow pacing, swaying every so often.

It would forever amaze him how much had changed in the course of one year. He had never imagined in his wildest theories that he would be standing here now, married and holding his son, perfectly and utterly content with the life they were building.

He smiled and watched as the moonlight played across his son’s face. ‘It’s going to be a grand adventure, Johnathon Victor. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world.’

leothetraveler  asked:

I just wanted to slide this in after the "can u make a soul" question. In my AU, a soul has been synthesized from broken human soul shards. Said soul was blank and monster in strength, but still. Would this even be theoretically possible in AFAC?

Not in AFAC. To attempt such a thing would be a fruitless endeavor at best and a horrifying one at worst.