but initially he wanted to be a pirate

John: He’s not like that. He doesn’t feel things that way … I don’t think.
Mycroft: My brother has the brain of a scientist or a philosopher, yet he elects to be a detective. What might we deduce about his heart?
John: I don’t know.
Mycroft: Neither do I … but initially he wanted to be a pirate.

Back in A Scandal in Belgravia, Mycroft was trying to let John know that Sherlock’s choice of profession means that he is a person of deep feelings. It’s just that events from his childhood caused Sherlock to transform himself into a cold, analytical, crime-solving machine. But John didn’t understand this.

Because Sherlock has locked away his emotions and memories, he can be very heedless of how his words and actions hurt the people around him. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t care. In Scandal when Sherlock realizes he hurt Molly, he apologizes to her. And that’s why he’s so angry that Eurus forced him to hurt Molly yet again in order to save Molly’s life.

Don't you get it?

Sherlock and pirates. 1)Mycroft once told John: “Initially, he wanted to be a pirate.” 2)When Mycroft and Sherlock spoke of the old story, Mycroft remarked how Sherlock used to change it. Once it involved a pirate. 3)When Sherlock was drugged by Mary he slipped into a vivid memory type scenario. This involved two boys running through a grassy marsh. One wore a pirate hat. What the hell do pirates have to do with anything? It must be something, it wouldn’t be nothing. It’s never nothing. -A friend? (Sherlock doesn’t have friends-is this boy or girl, has no reason not to be a girl, the reason why? -The other Holmes brother? Possibly, Moffat is so used to people speaking about the older Holmes brother, maybe he changed it? -A girlfriend? -A boyfriend? -Is this who Sherlock killed? It’s probably nothing…..

Originally posted by sherlocked-to-holmes

Originally posted by rosegoldsherlock


Since Mycroft telling us: “Initially he wanted to be a pirate” is linked to Sherlock being a total romantic, dreaming up the happy story of Sumatra, where the pirate is free and safe from death… I’ve always wondered if they’d use this song in the series, so I’m putting it here for #posterity in case there’s a slim chance that I’m right. And it’s a Scottish folk song so @Steven, don’t let us down ;)

My Bonnie lies over the ocean
My Bonnie lies over the sea
My Bonnie lies over the ocean
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me…

Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me

Last night as I lay on my pillow
Last night as I lay on my bed
Last night as I lay on my pillow
I dreamt that my Bonnie was dead

Oh, blow the winds o'er the ocean
And blow the winds o'er the sea
Oh, blow the winds o'er the ocean
And bring back my Bonnie to me (x)

Sherlock is the merchant

When Sherlock was a kid he came up with his very own version of this story where everything is okay and the merchant “becomes a pirate for some reason”.

We know that in ASIB Mycroft tells John about Irene’s “death” and he worries about how Sherlock will deal with this. John doesn’t think that Sherlock will care that much because he’s not like “this” (yk caring and stuff). Mycroft claims that Sherlock’s got the brain of a philosopher or a scientist yet he chose to be a detective. He asks John what they might deduce about Sherlock’s heart and John says he doesn’t know. Mycroft states he doesn’t know either but “initially [Sherlock] wanted to become a pirate.”
In TST the pirate thing is mentioned 2 times: when Sherlock and Mycroft are talking about “Appointment im Samarra”, like I said in the beginning, and when Sherlock had flashbacks of his childhood after Mary drugged him and he passed out.

At the end of the episode Sherlock says “death waits for us all in Samarra. But can Samarra be avoided?”
Sherlock has survived/avoided death a lot of times:
-Mary shoots him in HLV but he doesn’t die.
-Sherlock is supposed to die on the mission he was send to bc he killed CAM but he came back after a few minutes because Moriarty is back
-in the aquarium Vivien Norbury shoots at Sherlock and if Mary didn’t jump in front of him, he would’ve died

Sherlock is the one escaping death.
He is avoiding Samarra.


I tried to tell the story about bbc!Sherlock in four illustrations, and each should be considered its own chapter.

ch1/ Redbeard /”Initially, he wanted to be a pirate. ”

ch2/ Mycroft /”Caring is not an advantage.”

ch3/ Lestrade /”Sherlock Holmes is a great man, And I think one day, If we’re very very lucky, he might even be a good one.”

ch4/ John /”You. It’s always you.”


There are too many inspirations in my head! lol Maybe this is the last one in 2015, I can take a rest for temporary and prepare my final exam. LOL

And waiting for the special out.(It’s January 8th!!!! We should wait for eight days more in Taiwan.)

“pirates..don’t usually initiate attacks against the world government or marines”

this line only is what makes dragon’s ambitions and motivations so mysterious in origin, it’s impossible that he wasn’t taught and raised to be a marine by garp,

because some pirates are renown and gained a higher bounty for attacking..civilians like killer or kid i recall, to think that even them wouldn’t initiate a skirmish against random marines or what not,

there’s something so fundamentally frightening and ruthless about dragon that even yonko lack, you can’t give up your image, soul and body (kuma propaganda by the WG) without being ready to give up everything, and that includes baltigo…and luffy