Somehow whenever I see someone talking about the lost special website all i can see now is Mark hunched in front of his computer, maniacally reprogramming the HTML code of thelostspecial.com and continuously uploading shady pictures under shady links while grinning madly and muttering to himself about ‘ohh this is brilliant it’ll make them insane’
meanwhile Ian stands in the door like 'honey u know I’m with you but…. don’t u think you’re taking this a little bit too -’ 'No ShUt uP ian thiS WILL SHOW THEM FOR THAT 31% ON ROTTENTOMATOES’
Here’s the deal: I love slow burn fics. I love angst and pining and tension and build-up and a big climactic love confession. I adore friends to lovers stories where a lot of things need to occur before a romance can conceivably happen with my otp(s).
But do you know what? I also love established relationship fics. I love a pairing working through things as a couple. I love stories where my otp(s) get together right away and navigate through things together (Working on the Edges comes to mind).
The challenges of writing them are different, as are the challenges the couples will face within the story.
There’s no one right way to write a love story. And love isn’t less meaningful or good or real if it’s not full of huge amount of pain or put through the wringer before its allowed to happen.
With BBC Sherlock, I never wanted johnlock to be endgame. What I mean by that is, I never wanted to watch years of pain for the last five minutes to be tied up with a nice johnlock bow and the end. I wanted to SEE Sherlock and John together. To see them as a couple as they face challenges head on-as a UNIT.
It’s one of the reason I love the Twitter RPs so very much. They start out in the current timeline when Sherlock and John have known each other as long as they have, but Sherlock and John are a couple and it’s so wonderful to see them just BEING. Just EXISTING together.
Excerpt from Wikipedia (which TST told us to look at):
A conspiracy of men had temporarily re-attached the side track leading to the abandoned mine Heartsease just long enough for the train to go down to the mine, then pulled the tracks back up before they could be discovered. The police, as well as the “amateur reasoner”, had dismissed the side lines leading to abandoned lines because the railway had removed the connecting tracks and did not consider the possibility of anyone else laying down tracks. Herbert suppresses the names of his employers in this confession, but threatens to reveal their names if he is not granted a pardon.