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Sherlock // The Final Problem // Aesthetic

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anonymous asked:

so now that moftiss wont actually be nice I now see that it is time for a bold move..A.) we kidnap moftiss B.) We start a Gofund me to hire ben and martin to play out the scene right! C.) We start a riot across the world and do our part and make moftiss never be able to make another show or D.) all of us get together in soho and protest, while the Go hard song(you know that meme video of sherlock dancing) plays

ASDFASDFASF NONNY OMG, this is almost a very similar scenario to the plan @yorkiepug Sandy and I have when one of us win the lottery. We’ve already calculated how much it costs to make each episode; we’re gonna get all of our fave fanfic writers together to write us a screenplay and then BAM! Beauty.

As an aside, I actually have no clue what meme vid you are talking about… I am an ancient fossil, so… Weeeee!

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(Insp.) I’m sorry but awkward!Arthur just pushes all my buttons plus it’s funnier if you think Uther already knows and loves Arthur anyway and then has to listen to Arthur compare himself to linguini or something

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anonymous asked:

Mary Watson as a character absolutely ruined BBC Sherlock. I hope one day you may read the books of ACD and truly appreciate the characters of Holmes and Watson. I have no intention of being rude, but am just baffled how anyone can so misinterpret two of literatures most loved characters.

{{Mary Watson as a character absolutely ruined BBC Sherlock.}}

Such a shame that you think that a great and interesting woman character ruined your interpretation of Sherlock. Even with yer preconceived notion that Sherlock and Watson were gay and in love, I think you could have still enjoyed MG and SM version of Mary Watson. Mary brought love into John’s life and made him happy when he was sadly mourning Sherlock’s death. She gave him a beautiful daughter and most importantly, she became best friends with Sherlock too.

That is the most important part because up until then, Sherlock was the only close and trusted friend that John had (yes Stamford was his friend too but not on the scale of what Sherlock became to John) Mary liked Sherlock instantly and Sherlock liked Mary instantly as well. 

Sherlock knew that Mary was not perfect and that when he read her that she was a liar and keeping secrets but Sherlock had just come off 2 years of lying to his best friend and was still keeping secrets so who was Sherlock to judge when he himself was far from innocent. Sherlock could see that Mary made John happy and Sherlock knew that John needed and deserved to be happy, especially after faking his death and coming back to life.

For John to have Mary in his life at that time was the best possible thing that kept the Holmes and Watson friendship going, she saved that friendship because she knew how much they needed each other, she knew how important that friendship was to each of those men. The addition of Mary Morstan to the Holmes and Watson orbit was not about dividing these best friends, it was about enhancing it, about helping it grow to the next level, which was the brotherly bond that Sherlock and John had.

It was Mary who saved that friendship not once, but twice.

It’s all fine and good you think Sherlock and John were in love, I wouldn’t tell you that yer wrong. If that is yer interpretation of these two characters then, awesome. BUT that shouldn’t cloud yer judgement and enjoyment of the character of Mary Watson because even in the ACD canon stories Sherlock liked Mary. And in BBC Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes loved and protected Mary Morstan Watson. She was his 2nd best friend and they had a bond that was totally real because they both understood each other.

They were very much flawed but they wanted to be better people and they became better people because they had one common denominator, and that was their love for John Watson. And both of them lied and did things to protect John from their truths. They didn’t judge each other and they didn’t have impossible expectations of what a friendship was supposed to be. Sherlock and Mary did the best they could. That is why their friendship worked perfectly.

{{I hope one day you may read the books of ACD and truly appreciate the characters of Holmes and Watson.}}

Honestly I probably won’t ever read the books. My husband who is a huge fanboy of Sherlock Holmes on the scale of the Mofftiss, tried to get me into Sherlock LONG ago but failed. I only became interested in watching Sherlock when I fell in love with Benedict and then fell in love with the BBC version of Sherlock. The writing, the setting of London, the actors that use their talents to bring these wonderful characters to life. The BBC version of Sherlock is the only version I’d ever be into. Fingers cross we will get S5 because S4 was AH-mazing! and I loved every minute of it and I’d love to see them expand on Eurus and explore more of the Holmes Family narrative. I’d love to see John and Rosie interact more, I’d love to see Irene Adler make a surprise appearance and cause some playful trouble for Sherlock AND I want to see how the Molly and Sherlock dynamic continues, now that we know they both love each other. I’d like to see where that love takes them..

{{I have no intention of being rude,but am just baffled how anyone can so misinterpret two of literature’s most loved characters.}}

Anon, no rudeness taken! But I believe you are confusing interpretation with truth. The version of Holmes and Watson, YOUR interpretation is that you believe they are and have always been in love. That they are gay and that is the way ACD wrote them to be, gay on the down low because back then homosexuality was not acceptable. Well, the truth is, ACD modeled these 2 men after people he knew in his real life. And gave them personality traits of the people he knew in that life. We don’t know what the truth was about them. All ACD gave us was the stories of 2 men and their ridiculous adventures and it’s up to the reader on how they want to view this 100+ year old relationship between the world’s only consulting detective and a doctor who became his trusted confidant and documenter of their adventures together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Meh, i’ve been practising drawing him for a while and well let’s say just not say anything about it xD First drawing that i made was the best one so far xD
Also fookin’ mouth that i can’t draw :v xD

There’s been a fourth. And there’s something different this time.

Guys. I know some of you are panicking about TLD, and unresolved issues in TST. I fell asleep last night wondering what the hell Mofftiss is trying to do. I woke up at 5:30 am and had an epiphany. I wept for 10 minutes because… if they are doing what I think they are doing, The Final Problem will indeed be insane wish fulfillment and the culminations of love conquers all. I’ll try to unpack TLD and TST and all the callbacks with gifs and text in the coming days to sort out the plot, but I want to get the premise out there - mostly to calm some nerves, start a discussion, and please feel free to run with the idea as well if you agree.

To date, we’ve been told explicitly there are three storytellers in Sherlock: John, through his blog; Sherlock, through his MP; and Jim Moriarty. John’s blog, whether the one online or the one in the show has been our go-to – to learn about the cases, behind the scenes, and what might be hidden between the lines. Sherlock’s deductions, which began in RL in ASiP, then via MP to further our understanding of his reasonings, and then, in S3 and beyond, his emotions. Jim Moriarty revealed himself as the storyteller in TRF, but we all know Moriarty casts its shadow over the narrative as early as ASiP.

So what, you asked?

We already know John’s blog is the version of Sherlock that John presents to the public. In addition, it’s the version of THEIR LIVES HE PRESENT TO THE PUBLIC. In another word, a FACADE. That’s right, a facade. As we bear witness to their adventures, there’s something definitely more than meets the eyes, and dots that don’t quite connect – he knows it, we know it, but none are written or spoken out loud. His blog is another version of the truth (as Lestrade kept reminding us in TLD) – about the cases, and likely, about their lives. What does that tell us about TST and TLD?  

Sherlock’s deductions began as a device for us to understand his reasoning, then it advanced to his MP so we get a glimpse of his beautiful mind; then, his vulnerable heart. We literally witnessed his struggle for love and heartbreak in S3. But what happened before? We saw Sherlock falling for John even if Sherlock himself didn’t realize, yet – as if there’s a virus in the data. He began to sort through the pieces in TLD; yes Sherlock IS the lying detective, but it’s so much more than just Culverton Smith; Sherlock’s mind is lying to himself, and we won’t know what until he does.

Jim Moriarty, Richard Brooks, James Moriarty, Professor Moriarty, or simply, Moriarty. Moriarty is a name; Moriarty is… anyone. There’s a dominant narrative in the stories of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson during the past 130 years, I don’t need to tell you what that is, do I?

If you find TST and TLD confusing, try to unpack the story using these three narrative perspectives. And yes, including the BIG BROTHER in Moriarty camp – anyone, remember that. Forget about the plot or timeline, for now, just LOOK, AND I MEAN REALLY LOOK – Mary did not take a bullet for Sherlock; the weirdness of the whole baby/no baby mystery is a facade (didn’t Mofftiss say the dog ate the baby?). And the scene at the morgue where Sherlock’s being beaten to a pulp? That’s Sherlock realizing what he did to the one man that loved him with all his heart when he jumped off the roof of Barts – yes Sherlock indeed killed John Watson’s “wife”, and he finally realized the extent of John’s grief.

Oh and the fourth? IT IS WHAT IT IS – the story that’s been HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT, and we’ll finally see the missing pieces, the true meaning of insane wish fulfillment. What’s a title for? THE FINAL PROBLEM – no wonder Mofftiss chose the most iconic of all ACD canon. There’s something different this time.

2017: Sherlock.

{For those of you not aware Project Awesomesauce is a campaign that was originally started to raise awareness of certain topics and issues that we feel are not taken seriously in today’s society - for example, mental health & Equality And Human Rights as well as other stuff. It would be cool if you could check us out! This is our first competition and we are excited to announce it celebrates Sherlock!}

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The 31st of October 2017 will mark the 125th anniversary of the debut of Conan Doyle’s legendary character, Sherlock Holmes

The genius invention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been amazing us with his deduction and observational skills for well over a century now. First published in The Strand, the consulting detective took the world by storm, making him the world’s most well-known fictional detective. Considered as a British cultural icon, he has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most portrayed movie character in history.

The character has had an immense effect on mystery writing and popular culture as a whole, with further works being written by people other than Conan Doyle and the original stories being adapted into stage and radio plays, televisions, films, video games and other media for over 100 years, including – but not limited to – The New Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, the Japanese anime adaption for children, Sherlock Hounds, and the modern-day BBC version, Sherlock.

Type of Competition:

A Showcase Of Creativity.

Competition brief:

We want you to create your very own case for the detective to solve:
  
• you can choose whether it’s modern day, original setting, or set in any other adaptation you prefer.
• create a new villain and a profile for them.
• write a story with your created character, no more than 5,000 words - it can be any style, but must feature Holmes, Watson and your villain. It can contain as many of the rest of the original cast as you want, whether that be Doyle’s original work or based off the plethora of adaptations.
• make a trailer/poster/a radio advert/other way to advertise your work.
• we will allow people working together to create their entries - however, this is limited to three people.
• entries must be sent in by email to projectawesomesauce@outlook.com, before the deadline and all your work must be attached and sent with the following details:

- your Wattpad username {or any other social media name if you are not on Wattpad} - if it is a joint entry then the names of all the people involved should be given.
- actual name {optional}
- what adaptation/era your version is based off
- any additional details or notes you’d wish to include.

• please make it explicit if your entry contains upsetting or “R” rated scenes.

• DEADLINE: 1st December 2017, 24:00 {GMT}

Judging/announcing winners:

• Entries will be judged by us and whittled down to five. These will then be published and the one who has the most votes within the next few weeks will have won. In the event of a tie, we will work together to choose our favourite

• The official winner will be announced around Jan/Feb 2018, when we are announcing are next competition. 

 Prizes: 

• the winner will get an official “2017 Awesomesauce Badge”.
• they will be invited to talk about their entry in more detail - if they want to.
• all the entrants that get published will be given shoutouts. 
• the winning case will be shared on other social media.

If you have any further queries, please message us on this account!

We look forward to receiving entries! Let the awesomeness commence!

- @thefineideayoucrave and @mynameissonotholly

Adlock For Dummies

I was supposed to write some fanfiction, and as usual, I decided to scroll through the Adlock tag to get some feels rolling. But instead, I found myself disappointed at the fact that there has been another fiasco involving hate being present in the tags that caused a back-and-forth between Adlockers and, based on my observation, some Johnlock shippers (and yes, I’m using the entire ship name to have it appear on their tag because tit for tat).

Originally posted by xxvoodoo99xx

So first off, bless you my fellow shippers, @i-am-adlocked, @redwulfgirl, @marvelfangirlandsherlockian4ever, @magicalpostface, to name a few for defending the ship to the core, and for @thank-you-for-being-with-me​ and @themissadventurer​ for explaining wth happened. 

Now, this isn’t me putting gas to the already burning fire, but it is sickening to go over this again and again and again. To be fair, I have tried to be level headed back then about this whole conundrum, but seriously though, this has got to stop. 

Originally posted by itsfandomstuff

So I decided to approach this the Adlock way. I laid out the most common arguments against this ship and I’m going to give my most logical answers to it. Is this going low? Maybe. But hey, it’s a slow night for me so here’s to sharpening up my good ol’ brain cells.

Note: All quote references came from this brilliant post.


PART ONE: Disproving common arguments

1. “But Irene is gay…”

Yes, Irene had said this herself. From what I’ve seen in the fandom, people have a split opinion on the matter, taking Irene as either a lesbian or a bisexual, and coming from individuals who are part of the LGBTQ community, there should be a huge amount of respect for these opinions. But sadly, it has become a fiasco on its own. Now, as someone who is a genderfluid sapiosexual (putting this here because otherwise I would be called out for pushing heteronormativity or spreading homophobia and all those things), I personally think that Irene used the term gay loosely. She obviously prefers women, but is also evidently attracted to Sherlock.

Originally posted by bidoctor

So referencing what Lara Pulver stated back in 2012, “It’s just a label, isn’t it? Because, at the end of the day, I think she had feelings for Sherlock. So then people say, ‘Well, so she’s obviously not gay. She must be bisexual.’ But actually, let’s not label this. Let’s just know that human beings fall for other human beings.”

2. “Shipping Adlock is homophobic”

If we are going by expressed declarations of sexuality, it is important to not only take in Irene Adler’s preference into question. John Watson has been very vocal about not being gay, having been engaged into several relationships prior to his marriage with Mary Morstan, and yet has been subject to claims that he is, in fact, in love with Sherlock Holmes. So, logically speaking, rejecting one point over the other completely disproves the argument. 

3. “There are undeniable proof that Sherlock and John are in love”

This is something I didn’t want to tap on, but felt like I needed to do so. From the ACD canon to the BBC version, there are arguments falling ill to the common notion that the relationship of the two borders on romance. 

Originally posted by yes-yes-this-is-me

It has been a common fictional trope, where a character who is angsty and misunderstood is accepted by a trusty and kind comrade – or a brother not by blood but by bond if you will – and it is something intriguing because it is not so common in real life. This is because as much as it is embraced in fiction, males in real life are often pushed into the stigma of being macho men, for the smallest amount of affection showed towards someone else is regarded to as romantic attraction.

Love is very much present between Sherlock and John, but similar to characters like Frodo and Sam from LotR, Jem and Will from The Infernal Devices, Steve and Bucky from Captain America, and other ‘shippable bromances’, this is, in fact, nothing romantic, because newsflash, romance isn’t the only type of love there is. And the main reason why there are often claimed as so is because of this underlying patriarchal effect that two men can be friends, ‘but hey, no homo’, which frankly makes this all the more absurd. It’s like we hate this thinking but subconsciously, we have fallen deep into the expectations it represents.

4. Queerbaiting

In millions of interviews and conventions, the writers have explicitly said that Sherlock and John are not together, at least not in a romantic fashion, and this is first and foremost a story of their adventures as a detective and his chronicler. So blaming them and accusing them of queerbaiting is very much unfair.

Originally posted by the-state-0f-longing

All the ships have the liberty to ship what they ship, to hold on to every evidence and claim that they have as presented in the show, but to push through with an idea once a conclusion has been drawn seems unfair to the entire fandom altogether. It is fair to feel disappointed towards an episode you didn’t like, but a story and a writer that reels toward what the audience asks it to be is nothing more than laziness. 

YOU. CAN. ALWAYS. STOP. WATCHING. Don’t go as far as ruin the experience for everyone. It’s like because you’re allergic to nuts, then you expect your entire school to ban it and close all the shops in town selling it. 


PART TWO: “Adlock does not make sense”

I felt this needs to be a section on its own because as much as our ship only has a handful of references to play with, I can at least say that Adlock has sailed by itself even without our help. 

1. “So you like policemen?”

Most people who do not ship Adlock claim that Sherlock ‘malfunctioned’ in this scene because he was jealous ‘of’ Irene. But if we look at it, John was the first one who flirted with Irene by trying to make a move using the soldier card in contrast to Irene’s supposed liking of policemen. 

Now to quote Mark Gatiss, “He suddenly meets someone who fascinates him. Holmes and Adler have an intellectual attraction. He doesn’t understand it. It’s like falling in love, but he doesn’t know what it is.”

Originally posted by i-am-adlocked

It was obvious that having this woman one up him distracted him for a fragment of a second that he wanted to get back this air of superiority. Still, she outsmarts him. Also note that the morning after, he has already looked her up on Twitter, showing that she did pique his interest. 

2. “You barely knew her.” 

Abruptly answering is a way to tell when someone is lying according to Sherlock himself. So why did he give a clipped ‘yes’ when John asked if he was okay upon deducing that Irene Adler was ‘dead’?

Plus, nicotine was supposed to be something to keep him at bay – to keep his mind sharp. We saw how much he needs it if he’s an emotional wreck to enable him to think. But when Mycroft gave him low tar because he deemed that Sherlock barely knew Irene, he scoffed. He gave a grunt that sounds humorously offended. If you didn’t catch this then please watch the scene again.

3. “Craving the distraction of the game, I sympathise entirely.”

Sherlock and Irene were each other’s distraction, like the king and the queen of the opposing sides of the chessboard. And this was clearly a declaration that Sherlock was aware of how attracted he was to her, probably more so on an intellectual level, and that he genuinely wanted to understand and even impress her, much like her attempts to do so with him. 

Originally posted by athingwithpeas

4. “There’s no point in my leaving the flat for anything less than a seven, we agreed.”

Karachi is 4,906.6 miles from London. Just putting it out there. 

Oh and a challenge from Mr. Cumberbatch himself from 2015:  “They had a night. Irene Adler and Sherlock had a night. I’m absolutely certain of that. Deal with me.”

5. “I’ll still have it.”

Why would he ask for Irene’s Vertu? What did “The Woman… THE Woman.” mean? Going back to ASiP, the most obvious reference is “If she’d left him, he would’ve kept it. People do, sentiment.”

It was his obvious admission that Irene did in fact beat her, because she made him show that he did care about whatever it is that they had.

And add to his collection of all sentimental things, plus in reference to a Chekov’s gun, the rose in the hospital window in HLV disappeared, meaning Sherlock took it with him when he escaped. They wouldn’t show that camera play without meaning tbh.

6. “Get out of my head, I’m busy.”

Seeing how Sherlock’s mind palace works, he projects people in his mind as he needs them to be – whether it be their opinions, the moral balance they lead him to, etc. 

As his mind illustrates, Mycroft is often shown in a setting where he is regarded to as an important compass for intellect and logic, whereas John is often the one who offers practical and emotional approaches. Molly in HLV was presented such as a medical reference, and Anderson represents the firm believer that despite the perils and impossibilities, he can surpass death once more – quite a touching nod to TEH Anderson, tbh.

Originally posted by sorrowsflower

Anyway, going back to that scene in ASoT, it was clear that the mere thought of The Woman sent him a wave of distraction and nostalgia. His representation of her was with the look of affection and longing, something projected by his own subconscious. 

7. The pocketwatch in TAB

As this is all happening in his subconscious, the mere idea that John ‘his moral and emotional compass’ Watson brings up the thought of Irene Adler in the pocketwatch is an internal dialogue of his logic going against the musings of his heart. 

8.  “People text. Even I  text. Her, I mean. Woman. Bad idea. Try not to, but you know, sometimes…”

Sometimes, what? That is the question, don’t you think? 

In addition to the whole bromance thing, John expressing his grief in front of Sherlock cancels out the whole macho man facade and simply offers what years of friendship between them developed: trust. In this, Sherlock must’ve felt like the whole ‘I don’t text her back’ statement was already overdue, and just as how John confessed that he’s not as good as anyone holds him up to be, Sherlock also felt like it’s time to not be embarrassed to reveal that he is also, at times, vulnerable against his own impulses. 

Originally posted by i-am-adlocked

9. Irene knows Sherlock’s birthday + “The Woman will cry”in HLV

As I see them as people who don’t really fall much into these formalities, and also averting to the common notion that Sherlock and Irene’s relationship circulates in nothing more than lust, I’d like to point out that the main tether that tied them together is their intellectual connection. BUT, bordering to personal information, especially as  they are not people who would succumb to conventional topics of conversations, knowing Sherlock’s birthday and having his subconscious relate Irene Adler as someone who will be deeply affected by his death mean that their relationship has been long past simply passing time with mind games and solving cases. 

10. He still has all her texts, has her name in his phone as The Woman, and saved that bloody text alert EVEN AFTER CHANGING PHONES

If this doesn’t shout sentiment, then I don’t even know…

11. “Play you.”

Now one argument about this is that maybe Sherlock played this because ‘play you’ simply means ‘play something you composed.’ BUT, Eurus also did tell Sherlock to play something he understands

Originally posted by kaneabigails

After the statement regarding sex, it is clear that Sherlock is not as fazed as he was back in ASiB on the matter, and going beyond the implied physicality, it also shows that after all those years, Sherlock finally has an understanding as to why he wrote that piece for Irene Adler. It’s another solidification that they have developed a deeper relationship than just two people enjoying the company of the other for the mind games they provide, but they can even go as far as claim that they deem the other person as important.


And so, any other statements about Sherlock and Irene’s relationship in front and behind the camera is found in the post I used as a reference, which you can read here: http://sorrowsflower.tumblr.com/post/156423437518/compilation-of-adlock-quotes

Now if someone is up for an argument or would like to add anything else, my message box and replies are always open. With this off my chest, I think I’ll start working on those fanfictions again. :)