break my walls

brilliantorinsane  asked:

Hi! Do you happen to know at which scenes in T6T and TLD the characters look directly at the camera? I've heard it happens four times, but I've only found two of them. Thanks!

Hi Lovely!

Certainly! Here’s Sherlock in T6T at 14:58:

John in T6T at 1:10:04:

And there’s this one in TLD at 36:12, which is REALLY quick and if you blink you miss it!

And Culverton in TLD at 1:15:16 (this one I’m a bit “meh” about because I don’t think this was an “unintentional” fourth wall break):

And if you want to be pedantic, Sherlock literally breaks down 4 walls in TFP at 1:12:55

And people have said that this one of Jim in TFP at 38:25 is also fourth-wall breaking, but I don’t consider it this because he’s talking to Mycroft; the camera is where Myc’s shoulder is:

It’s not fourth wall breaking, to me, if the character is talking to another character. Sherlock does it often enough in the series when we are “the deduction wall”, as in when we are watching from the POV of the wall or the monitor. These ones are more noticeable because these are the ACTORS – NOT THE CHARACTERS – LOOKING AT THE CAMERA. 

The John one is the most blatant one, I think, because it’s ALL MARTIN, and it’s  the LONGEST ONE; HE LITERALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE CAMERA AND TAKES A SIP OF WINE:

So yeah, gang, please add others if you see them. Remember: they have to NOT be part of the “script” of sorts. Just the actors breaking character and staring at the camera.

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“You see, in my dotage, I have come to realize that I’m not 100% sure I truly exist. I may, just may mind you, be born and thrust forth out of the collective minds of those two horrors (Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett). It doesn’t make me any less real, but they did gave me substance. Or substances. I’m not sure.”

-Murdoc Niccals (iTunes Interview 2010)

You don’t understand.
I’m a mess right now
desperately trying to pull my life together
And of all the pieces I’ve collected so far,
I built walls around me
So please do not talk about tearing it down
Please do not
—  Excerpt from my diary // I’m safe inside the walls I built

anonymous asked:

Ya know what I hate? That moment in T6T when John breaks the 4th wall - looks right at the camera while sitting on the couch with a glass of wine next to Mary - after asking [of Rosie] "Do you think she'll like bedtime stories? I'd like to do those." Ask question, look at camera, salute with glass, and sip. Just... is it tomorrow yet?

AH YUP. All the fourth wall moments fuck me up so much, but I think this one is the most blatant. He FUCKING NODS TO THE CAMERA. THAT IS 100% MARTIN. THERE IS NO JOHN IN THAT EXPRESSION ANYWHERE.

Gosh I hope we get something tomorrow, if only to end this hell I’m in, LOL

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Sinja AU & HC week: Day 1- Destiny

This is one of my dearest HCs ♥. Just like the guys could sense Sin’s importance for them after his speech at Valefor, Sin can also sense how important they will be for him the moment he meets them. That’s why he still wants to be friends with them when they started as enemies.
However what he saw when he met Ja’far was a little confusing (so it was when he met Drakon, but he understood as soon as he saw him assimilated)….This is pre-sinja btw.

The spotlight has turned to point at the audience

I keep thinking about Derren Brown’s 2011 show “The Experiments” because I’m convinced Moftiss have drawn straight from this particular episode for some of their symbolism in S4, which would tell us that this series ended with the spotlights swinging around to point at us, the audience.

Derren set up a fake game show and filled a big audience who thought they were just there to watch an “experiment” on a man who was being watched with hidden cameras on a night out with friends. Well into the swing of the game show something unexpected happens. The subject they’re watching on hidden cameras is hit by a car (it’s okay, it was a stunt guy). But for the audience it sort of came out of the blue while they were yelling and cheering the events on. The audience gasps in shock then goes silent. Derren listens to his ear piece and paces the stage. The transmission cuts out, replaced by the TV test pattern screen.

While the Sherlock S4 promos were being released in Nov/Dec last year, somebody (maybe @skulls-and-tea?) noticed that the flashy rainbow colours behind the “It’s not a game anymore” text on the promos matched the colour bars of the standard test pattern screen:

The order of colours is the same - see? White, yellow, cian, green, pink, red. Once the test pattern pops up, the house lights go up and cameras turn to the audience.

The audience sits stunned because tragedy has struck during something they were cheering and laughing about only moments before (It’s not a game anymore). This audience is basically the tjlc fandom as the credits rolled on TFP.

(Tag yourself, I’m the girl leaving)

Derren turns to the audience again and reveals the secret to them that the ‘show’ was fake and it was all a stunt. THEY were the subjects of the experiment all along. Not the guy they thought they were experimenting on. I think the hidden test pattern in the S4 promos is a BIG hint. Those colour test bars are behind the pretend game show that was S4, the flickering image hinting that we’re about to go off air.

[Basically I’d wager that Moftiss drew specifically from this Derren Brown stunt, at least for the test pattern idea: it aired in 2011. It’s not that outrageous an idea. Anything Derren does is of interest to us, for these reasons.]

In TFP we’ve gone off air earlier than expected (no S5?) because something unexpected and tragic happened (John Watson was kidnapped and replaced with an imposter, villains became heroes, the baby survived, sherl0IIy threatens being considered canon. Basically, the show was hit by a car). We’re on stage now, or in other words, the cameras have spun around to point at us, the audience. Luckily, for Derren’s participants at least, it’s soon revealed that it was all fake, and all done for their benefit. He never leaves people hanging for very long (just long enough to make his point).

I just need to nab this gif (from @sofuckingchuffed) and put it here with this Derren quote, because it’s relevant.

“We’re all trapped inside our own heads. Our beliefs and understandings about the world are limited by that perspective. It can not work without you. You are a fundamental part of this show”

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