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anonymous asked:

So I was a Sherlock fan until this last season. The treatment of Molly then having her just act like she was okay with it at the end w/no resolution? Also, they ruined Moriarty for me. His entrance was amazing! I loved him as a villain and was hoping somehow he didn't actually die, only to find out not only was he really dead, but he was manipulated by Sherlock's sister! That retcon physically hurt.


The whole thing still makes me feel sick, tbh. I discovered Sherlock by accident after two seasons, and there was so much of everything in there - ugh. That’s always what happens, right? It’s only when you love so much that you can feel the real anger once it’s over and you realize it was never worth it in the first place. Life, and all that.

Molly - I loved what they were doing with Molly, because Molly, more than anyone else, pointed out how flawed Sherlock was; how unthinkingly, or perhaps even deliberately, cruel. That first scene between them physically hurt, because we’ve all been there, right? Slavishly devoted to someone because we like them so damn much, and it doesn’t even matter if they spit in our face. So it was well done, I think, all of it - falling in love with someone who’ll never love you back isn’t a sign of weakness, or that of a badly written character. It’s life. It happens to all of us, and we all need to learn how to get over it (although, perhaps - if fiction provided more models of scorned men making peace with their feelings and accepting that things sometimes don’t work out, instead of the usual parade of abandoned women crying their hearts out in some messy bedroom - well, maybe we wouldn’t have all these men around whose only solution to being told no is outrage and violence and rage and a sense of deep and personal shame). So, well. The beginning of that was not only sweet, but necessary, because we were watching the story through John’s eyes and John was slightly infatuated from the very beginning and, therefore, an unreliable narrator.

And Moriarty was magnificent, you’re right. A jewel of a character. The idea he’d been manipulated from the start (and why, and how) - it ruined everything, because that game - it was between him and Sherlock, no one else. It was built that way, narratively, and I’d be very surprised if Moftiss told us they were aiming for Eurus all along. They clearly weren’t.

Sherlock was supposed to be the best of all things, and it turned out to be the worst. It didn’t respect its characters (or its outstanding actors). It made a mockery of its own story. It turned what had been a hymn to emotions and rationality into a circus. And the worst part is, it did all of that - for nothing. Because in some cases, cheating works. We never question why the hero is always an orphan, and why there’s always only one way to save the world. We accept storytelling is a sleight of hand - a magic trick which is deceiving us and cutting corners to lead us some place better - to make our lungs collapse and our heart burn with too much pain and too much love. It’s like watching fireworks. We never think of the ugly reality of them - we like the pretty lights too much. But here - here, it didn’t work. There was no plan. I had feared the worst ever since Mary’s pregnancy was announced, but I was hoping for them to find a way to make it work - not necessarily Johnlock (even if, come on - some acknowledgement of that would have been decent), but a finale that would stay true to those characters. And instead, we got nothing. 

(And the thing is, one writer, slaving alone on his novel and cursing at it? I’ll understand if it’s not their best work. But TV shows - they’re the product of a collective effort. You don’t get to use the Bad Writing Day card. You’ve got the resources to make it work, so if you don’t - well, I’m sorry, but I’m done with you.)

nocoolurlfound  asked:

1, 5, 6 (Hello 🙈)

Hello! ^^

1: Where are you from?
I’m from England ^^

5: What talents do you have?
Honestly, I don’t really have any 😂 

6: What kind of accent do you have?
I’d say it’s a pretty stereotypical English accent? I have the same accent as Sherlock and John from BBC Sherlock. ^^

Ask me anything!


Sherlock checking up on John (John checking up on Sherlock)


Um, hello. Is, err… I’m sorry, Sherlock asked me to come. What, two weeks ago? Yeah, about two weeks.

anonymous asked:

I love your line sketches of the BBcsherlock characters and would love to learn how to draw this way. This style where you can see individual lines instead of other shading absolutely facinates me. Do you have any tips on how to start?

Hey thanks! I don’t think there’s anything particularly special about this sort of style, it’s basically just the same as crosshatching with a traditional pencil, except here with digital art I just used the pen tool in SAI so the lines don’t blend and they stand out more.

Essentially what you’re trying to do is express a plane with a series of lines, like this:

To express tone and shading, you can vary the density:



Or overlap lines (crosshatch):

This doesn’t mean that crosshatching always makes things darker, sometimes you can crosshatch lightly, it’ll just make the shading look finer:

So with a combination of line density, thickness, darkness, and overlap, you can create all sorts of different tones and textures depending on what you need for different parts of the picture:

To express turning faces, you can vary the direction or angle of your lines:

The rest is just a matter of deciding how you use those techniques to express the picture you want to draw, and that’s a matter of your own judgement and experience; it would be impossible to list every rule because there aren’t any rules. The stuff about thickness and crosshatching and density etc. I basically made up just now by looking back on my drawings and analysing the lines; I never actually consciously thought about those things when I drew them, so don’t treat them like commandments or something, play around with different lines and combinations to get a feel for yourself what works in what situations.

To illustrate that I’ll draw a picture of Sherlock and try to break down what I’m doing at each step:

Sorry my notes are a bit messy (I hope you can read my writing) but if anything I guess it reflects how messy my thought process is, I’m always adding things and changing things as I go along.

Always remember, you’re trying to use lines to represent planes, so even though you’re drawing in lines, you need to be looking at the reference and thinking in terms of planes, not lines. Also, make sure you keep your lines parallel so they don’t run into each other because that’ll make it look messy.

I think the best way to learn is always to try things yourself, so don’t just look at this tutorial, go play around with the lines yourself, whether you use my steps as a starting point or draw from a photo of your own, hopefully you’ll get a feel for how to use lines then. Also remember that you can go as detailed or as loose with your lines as you want, so long as you have the important shapes and facial features expressed.

Hope this was helpful! :)

anonymous asked:

I'm curious: what do you make of John's love for the hat? The metas I've heard identify the hat as the persona Sherlock feels like he has to put on for the rest of the world (a persona including his straightness), and that makes a lot of sense to me. But in that case, why would John always want him to wear it? Do you read that as John trying to avoid hoping for a romance between them? Or do you not interpret the hat that way? Thanks!

In direct reference to what I added to that Moffat quote, literally on the show Mary is John’s subconscious, so the direct conclusion to draw is that John wants Sherlock to wear the hat. That is the the surface level reading of TLD, so that’s what Moffat should have said if there was nothing else to Ghost!Mary’s existence.

Except we know that she does have more meaning than just being John’s subconscious, and so does Moffat, which is why he said Mary wanted Sherlock to wear the hat.. If Mary represents Heteronormativity (”I know what you could be now that I’m gone”), then Ghost!Mary is John’s heteronormative thoughts and his ultimate struggle to overcome them - his unhappiness in the life he thought he wanted, his desire to cheat but it still not being enough, and his feelings that (gay) Sherlock and his (gay) love for him are “monsters”.

If we remember in TAB when John told Sherlock to “wear the damn hat”, that moment gave us helpful symbolism - the storyteller is asking Sherlock to be the man he writes about, not who he really is. The hat is what the people want to see, but not who Sherlock really is. It masks Sherlock’s true (soft, feeling, gay) self. Sherlock throws it off the cliff into the waterfall in rejection of this fake identity, which John helps him realize.

But the hat returns in TLD as Ghost!Mary repeatedly suggests to John that Sherlock should put the hat back on, perhaps as a sort of: “LOL what are these, gay thoughts?? Wouldn’t I/the kids like him better if he was straight? LOL check yourself John.” But John finally comes to terms with these thoughts at the end of the episode, and they finally disappear when he realizes that it is what it is, and he can’t change Sherlock or his own feelings for his friend. 

After John’s speech about not being able to be the man Mary(/heteronoramtivity) wanted him to be, putting the hat back on is a subtle say for Sherlock to complete the thought that was interrupted. It’s a way to show John that he is Sherlock’s “piece of that”, that he can be the man John writes on his blog, the man he thinks John wants him to be. But remember that “wear the damn hat” is something TAB John said, so TLD John has no idea what it means, which is probably why Sherlock is still wearing it the first time we see him again in John’s TFP dying horror-themed nightmare.