bbc!canon

Moffat and Gatiss wrote so much kindness, adoration, affection, longing between Sherlock and John–the first night, Reichenbach, the stag night, the wedding speech–and so much courage in how their friendship grows; but still so much fear, and bitterness, and anger, and insults, and reluctance to be vulnerable, and rejection, and violence. And it makes me grieve that they think that much hurt is natural between two people who are each other’s favorite people in the world, who think each other hangs the moon–that they couldn’t imagine better for them than that, after four seasons of learning to love each other. I’m so grateful for every artist and writer in this fandom who imagines better for them, who writes them and draws them into healing, into trust; and so much in awe of the endless tenderness Doyle writes into every line of them from the start.

anonymous asked:

what's the best, most iconic johnlock quote?

Well I will approach this in two ways. ACD Canon quotes and BBC Sherlock quotes.

ACD Canon : 

  • “It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.” 
  • “You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.” 
  • “I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of daily life.” 
  • “You’re not hurt, Watson? For God’s sake, say that you are not hurt!“ It was worth a wound – it was worth many wounds – to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation.” 
  • “I have never loved, Watson, but if I did and if the woman I loved had met such an end, I might act even as our lawless lion-hunter has done. Who knows?” – The Devil’s Foot. “By the Lord, it is as well for you. If you had killed Watson, you would not have got out of this room alive. Now, sir, what have you to say for yourself?” – The Three Garridebs.
  • “The relations between us in those latter days were peculiar. He was a man of habits, narrow and concentrated habits, and I had become one of them…..I was a whetstone for his mind. I stimulated him. ”
  • “I am lost without my Boswell.”
  • “…If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city…. ”


BBC Sherlock:

  • “You’ve got a boyfriend then? Which is fine by the way.” “I know it’s fine.”
  • “I am happy to play the fool. For you.”
  • “You, it’s always you John Watson. You keep me right.”
  • “I don’t mind.” “Anytime.”
  • “I’m glad no one saw that.” “What?” “You, ripping my clothes off in a darkened swimming pool. People might talk.”
  • “Take my hand.” “Now people will definitely talk.”
  • “You look sad, when you think he can’t see you.”
  • “I have a date” “that’s what I was suggesting”
  • “It(Sherlock Watson) could work.”
  • “Dinner?” “Starving.”
  • “You are a great boyfriend. Sherlock Holmes is a very lucky man…Don’t make me compete with Sherlock Holmes.”
  • “I’m his doctor.” “And only a fool argues with his doctor”
  • “The stuff you wanted to say but never did. Say it now” “No. I can't”
  • “There’s something I’ve always wanted to say but never have”
  • “You being all mysterious with your–cheekbones. And turning your coat collar up so you look cool.”
  • “I’d be lost without my blogger.”
  • “I was so alone. And I owe you so much.”
  • “But look how you care about John Watson. Your damsel in distress.”


There are many. But I have a tendency to forget quotes when someone asks for it. Feel free to add more.

ContactSH and Johnlock

The main reason on why I am so excited about the twitter accounts @ContactSH and @ContactJHW… it is because if those accounts turn out to be BBC canon— then Johnlock is BBC canon.

I have been trying to be logical about anything that has been coming out so as to not get my hopes up.  I have been VERY careful with anything coming out that could be potentially troll or malicious in any way— (thus I’ve been turned off the websites for different reasons)

The twitter accounts had never shown to be either malicious or troll, and they have been really entertaining so I had been rather happily following them on the side even while experiencing a LOT of angst regarding BBC and season 4.

However this has started to drift from the “well isn’t this a fun and well done fan account” and more into “omg this might actually be legit tin hat stuff going on here” lately.

I’m having a hard time not getting my hopes up over the twitter accounts.  In addition to the accounts being a professional level (yes they are just that good) there has been at least three things out now -heavily- implying that they are BBC connected.  At this point I am convinced that at the very -least- whoever runs them works for BBC.  We have yet to see proof that it may not be another BBC Three situation where it is being run by a Johnlock fan who happens to also be a BBC employee… but with the time and expense put into this whole deal… I’m starting to wonder if it is leading to more.

As for the confirmed Johnlock in the twitter and for those who have not been keeping up:  On the anniversary of when Sherlock and John met in BBC Canon, On twitter ContactSH and ContactJHW both got drunk to celebrate.

Well come to find the next morning that after a few drinks, they had apparently gotten to know each other better… in a biblical sense.  The next day Sherlock complained about a hangover and then bragged a bit about their ‘activities’ the prior night, much to John’s chagrin.

There is more, and it proved to be both amusing and entertaining.  A lot of tweets were deleted, and I think it was due to John ‘censoring’ Sherlock.

So moving on, a case happened, they traveled, and then comes valentine’s day where sherlock and John went out to a VERY nice restaurant– and then John drug Sherlock to a sex museum afterwards for kicks and giggles.

There is a LOT more of that whole episode.

Anyway, overall they have gone to some rather exotic locations (and no I’m not talking about the museum. They went out of the country) and have shared a lot of really interesting photos, all of which are original… also not talking about the museum, this is one of my fav:


There is a LOT more in those twitter feeds and I encourage anyone who wants to see what had been going on to check the twitter accounts out out because I left out a TON of stuff that happened in the feeds. 

The accounts have been of really decent quality, and now with the links towards BBC I am gaining hope. One of two things are happening.  Either this is a very highly paid employee of BBC, or something more is going on here and the twitter accounts are sanctioned.

Considering that Johnlock is canon in the twitter accounts (rather blatently so), that means that they are canon with BBC if it turns out that this is a part of a larger promotion thing.

And that… That would be absolutely wonderful. 

So that is why I am a freaking out and pleased as punch about this whole deal.  I have been treating every ‘ARG’ thing so far with a heavy dose of skepticism because I didn’t want to be taken for a ride- but so far nothing has happened with the twitters (in contrast to the websites) to raise suspicions of their being anything other then either VERY well done fan run sites or BBC related. Both of which are just grand.

I’m getting very hopeful for the later.

Things You Love (about Sherlock)

I would be happy if even a few people responded to this to contribute stuff they love about BBC Sherlock canon. Just stuff they enjoy without the need to think about it or justify it, etc. Happy things. Here, I’ll start.

  • John is so cute. Just looking at his face makes me happy. It’s fun to watch him get quietly angry, or pull rank, or look at Sherlock the way he does.
  • I also like to watch John sprain people.
  • Sherlock is also cute and makes amazing facial expressions, and sometimes he’s got at least a dozen chins. Particular bonus for Sherlock pouting and/or being drunk, and Sherlock making the oh-face.
  • Extra extra bonus for Sherlock’s really ridiculous jokes at John’s expense. Oh god. It’s kind of cute though.
  • Should I mention that time when Sherlock was fighting people and it was like slow-mo and his ass in those pants…. Actually, anytime Sherlock’s fighting people. Definitely worthwhile.
  • Everything is so pretty, shiny, with a great soundtrack, creative camera work, etc. Fun to watch even when you want to scream at the characters.
  • Mycroft being droll and smiling that little smile that says he’s humoring you but also imagining ruining your life in 1238 different ways. He’s like so catty. He’s the apotheosis of cattiness, to the point where Gatiss might have written a self-insert.
  • Sherlock’s little joke about how he imagines multiple ways to murder Mycroft, and actually anytime they’re together and are having that super-catty sibling Dynamic (although not *that* Dynamic… this is a different dynamic, okay).
  • Anytime Moriarty is on-screen, swishing and snarking his way to eternal glory, but specifically the immortal comment about shoes. And, I have to say, the lip-syncing.
  • Remember that time he swished his way to the crown jewels? Yeah. Foxy.
  • That time John held on to Sherlock’s sleeve, carefully, as they ran.
  • That time Sherlock looked at John across the cop cars, and said to himself: ‘oh my god’, because. Oh my God, right?
  • That time John called Sherlock an annoying dick, a cock, and a drama queen… but you know he meant I love you.
  • That time in Mrs Hudson’s kitchen. John’s face.
  • The times in the taxi. All the times.
  • That time Sherlock winked at John in that hugely exaggerated way, like, you *know* what I mean, Jooohhnnn.
  • That time Sherlock woke up and his first word was 'John’, and then when he was out of it and a pretty lady he’s supposed to have been into was trying to hit on him, but he started and said, 'where’s John?’
  • That time John was just kinda asking whether Sherlock was single, licking his lips like, 'good’. That’s what he said.
  • That time Sherlock blinked a lot and John was like, okay now this is getting kind of intense…. 😳

More, anyone?

guys give me ideas of how you think it will be when (when) season 5 comes out with Rosie now living with John and Sherlock. Since season 5 will probably come out in about 2 or 3 years, she will be about 2 or 3 years old herself. so like shes LITERALLY GONNA GROW UP WITH TWO FATHERS and Johnlock is GOING TO HAPPEN. but i wanna know what you guys think because i have so many different ideas

Whether or not you believe John and Sherlock will ever become canon or was ever in the cards to be canon in this adaptation, I really do not understand anyone anywhere denying that Sherlock Holmes is a gay man. I’m not even talking about the intense amount of both subtext and text that we get within the show itself. All I really need to go on is the fact that he is modeled after tplosh Sherlock, WHO IS CANONICALLY GAY. To be perfectly honest, that is the one really distinctive and unique thing about tplosh Holmes. It’s the one big thing that sets him apart.

BBC Sherlock Holmes based their version of his character on that one. On a character whose only really distinctive trait was that he was gay. How is there ANYONE out there who denies that Sherlock is gay after that? Seriously, HOW????? Especially after you pile the subtextual and textual evidence on top of that fact. Sherlock is not bisexual, asexual, or heterosexual. He is a gay man.

Literally the only argument I have ever seen is that he isn’t explicitly defined (in spite of how many clear hints there are). That since Sherlock doesn’t say the words “I’m gay” it means he can’t be defined as such. Which number one is bullshit and number two doesn’t change the fact that he is gay.

I still have yet to see any sort of a real sensical argument as to how Sherlock could possibly be anything other than gay when he is based on tplosh Holmes. No one ever brings up the fact, they just simply state that he is “ambiguous” which is codeword for “gay but not explicitly stated as such because that gives us the freedom to ship him with women without feeling homophobic about it”. Newsflash: you’re still homophobic.

You go ahead and ship him with Molly or Irene or nobody. That does not change the fact that Sherlock Holmes is a gay man. He always has been. Including the original Canon.

“Sometimes the chords were sonorous and melancholy. Occasionally they were fantastic and cheerful. Clearly they reflected the thoughts which possessed him, but whether the music aided those thoughts, or whether the playing was simply the result of a whim or fancy was more than I could determine.”

— John H. Watson

A Study in Scarlet x A Scandal in Belgravia

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