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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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Sans breaks the fourth wall again. And… that’s it? Yeah, I’m a horrible person ;D

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I just wanted to say that in TLD (00:46:59) Culverton, as well as a kid sitting next to him are looking right into the camera. I wouldn't say they look at Sherlock, beacuse it's too low and just not the right direction at all? And I get the impression that the kid raises his eyes just a tiniest bit after 'looking into the camera' so there's a distinction between when he looks at Sherlock and when he doesn't.

Hey Nonny!

So I checked it out and you’re correct:

Certainly an odd choice, but I give kids a bit more leeway in regards to the “fourth wall” thing, but I do think he is genuinely looking at Ben in this scene:

The eyeline height seems right. Though I’m curious where the camera must be in the scene then. Has me wondering if he was directed to look at the camera, or look at Ben? Hmm. Anyway, I’m ~~~MEH~~~ about adding this to the 4th wall thing but I’ll tag it as such anyway :)

a lot days i don’t notice or maybe i just try not to notice but jesus fuck, i am so alone. jesus fuck, it used to be you i spent all of my time on. now i just binge watch tv shows and do my homework early and try to forget that you were the only person i loved deeply. all of the relationships in my life are empty compared to our fire that used to burn through me. now i coop myself up on weekends and nobody tries to break down my walls. i sleep a lot more and eat a lot more and sometimes it feels freeing, but mostly it feels lonely. it feels lonely i feel lonely i am lonely and i am yearning not to be. when you don’t know how to get close, everything feels empty.