i still think the whole lapis/peridot thing was /ridiculously/ overblown and creepy that people had this weird hate campaign towards a one of the few openly trans people in the industry pretty much founded on both 4chan creeps wanting to tear them down for that exact reason and peoples dislike of the writing in like three episodes of a cartoon. not even offensive writing but just ‘i don’t think this relationship was developed well enough’
i know i get overly upset over stuff but man i stand by that being some weird nonsense
I am in LOVE with the night club au. I would love to see more of it if you ever felt like it. I know you mentioned them sitting through a police raid... Also I love when you do fahc from an outsider's perspective, it's so good and so enjoyable. Keep up the good work :)
Thanks so much! I really didn’t stick to
the perspective as well as i meant to but i just wanted to knock something out
without going back to fix it so it is what it is.
As for the raid, well. Normally Geoff’s contacts are enough to keep that sort
of thing from happening no matter what kind of business he’s meddling in, but
every now and then someone fresh and optimistic comes along trying to change
the world, or one of Geoff’s crooked pals forgets what they owe him, and
the club is subjected to a night of privacy infringement and poorly veiled
insults courtesy of Los Santos’ finest. The notoriety of a raid never hurts FAKE’Sbusiness but any night spent entertaining the boys in blue is a
night not spent raking in the cash from the public, and that just does not make
Geoff a happy man.
Still, when the police descend and pull him
from his office Geoff stays cool and calm and infuriatingly smug, Jack
professional and blasé at his side, and the pair conduct every interview with the
perfect polish of upstanding citizens despite everyone in the room knowing they
are as guilty as sin. They’ll smile, will answer questions as their property is
invaded and their people are harassed, they’ll pointedly refrain from
mentioning that the police chief is a close friend of the business, and no
matter how thorough the search is they’ll never be caught with a scarp of
None of the casual workers have anything to
say, not privy to any of the background business, but even if they were they’re
all smart enough to keep their mouths shut, and all too soon they’re deemed
useless and sent on their way. Steffie and Matt tend to play themselves out with
the crowd and laugh at the others come morning, saved yet again by their
ability to refrain from stirring up a hornet’s nest, avoiding aggravating the
cops in a way the rest of the FAKE’S crew
is oddly incapable of.
The main team are not so lucky, though for
the most part they bring it on themselves; intentionally infuriating and
insufferably cocky they all toy with any member of law enforcement they’re
faced with no matter the rank, daring them to bite back, safe in the confidence
that there’s no trouble Geoff and Jack can’t get them out of. Corralled to the
side of the bar to await their questioning and watch the raid unfold not one of
FAKE’S diehard employees can refrain from
commentating, calling out particular officers who look like they’re slacking or
making suggestions of places to look, slouched together in their insolence, collectively
laughing off every attempt to bring them into order.
Ryan, Jeremy and Michael always play their
interviews the exact same way; stoic and unimpressed with crossed arms, incredulous
looks and just enough menace to keep things interesting without tipping all the
way into threat. Lindsay and Mica swing
from overtly airheaded to ruthlessly clever brutally enough to keep any member
of law enforcement too busy trying to dig themselves out of the pit of offensively
sexist stereotyping to bother collecting any viable information. Trevor pleasantly
answers every question without ever actually answering a single question, and Gavin
is, as always, a menace. All big guileless eyes and affinity for starting
trouble he pokes and prods, taunts and teases, chewing up and spitting out
officers like they’re regular patrons of the club, but the detectives are
another matter altogether. They always circle back to Gavin, closeness to Geoff
making him a prime candidate for interrogation, and for all Gavin hates them
they tend to hate him right back, or pity him, or on one notable occasion that instantly
turned the tone of the room from amused to quietly furious, call him all kinds
of unpleasant names casting aspersions on his character and role at the club.
That particular detective didn’t last long;
for all he mocked Michael’s sudden snarling appearance and Gavin’s scathing
response, sneer only wobbling in the face of the cold, silent judgement of the FAKE’S around him, he wasn’t laughing
when Geoff caught up to him later. Wasn’t laughing when he slunk back into the
club the next night, face burning with humiliation as he issued a full blown
apology in front of everyone, suffering through Gavin’s haughty dismissal and turning
on his heel to leave. He certainly wasn’t laughing when Ryan, Michael and
Jeremy sprung into motion at a nod from Geoff, effortlessly cutting through the
rolling crowd like wolves as they silently followed the detective out into the night.
Safe inside the dancers keep dancing,
keep drinking and flirting with the staff, keep gossiping about FAKE’S latest brush with the law as they
pour their hard earned cash into the club, utterly oblivious to the free
lesson in minding one’s manners that is transpiring in the unlit alley out back.
Berseria prequel novel summary: Eizen and Aifread’s pirates
Here’s a summary of a part of the prequel novella that came bundled with the Tales of Berseria collector’s edition. On this part, we see what went on aboard the Van Eltia on the night of the Advent, when Aifread’s entire crew could see Eizen for the first time.
not trying to be confrontational with your wuuuuman anon but fair it's fair! There's also a woman who says his husband is part of OL crew posting comments on many YouTube samcait shipper vids, that stated SC are very much together since the very beginnings and it's kinda an open secret among OL peeps, so quoting KDS, believe what you want!
Thanks. Do you have a specific video where I could read what she is posting? I could go and look for myself I suppose, but me = lazy, and I would also get sidetracked watching a the pretty SamCait vids. I have little self control when it comes to that.
crew when asked about galra keith some time ago: no comment / galra keith: canon / crew when asked about LGBT rep some time ago: no comment / crew some less time ago: there'll be some LGBT rep / crew: never mentioning klance (jeremy doesn't count, he mentioned galra keith too) / me: 👀👀👀👀👀
You may think that this is a lot of text and too long to read but I implore you to try so that you can better understand these points of view.
I apologise if this isn’t as eloquent or measured as I intended it to be but I am honestly so angry at the Sherlock fandom right now. Not all, obviously, many are conducting themselves amazingly no matter their opinion on the episode. However, there are a large (and loud) number who are not and not only are these people making the rest of us look bad and acting as if they speak for the fandom as a whole, I fear that they are doing (and may have already succeeded in doing) irreparable damage to what could have been a great community.
There are several points I wish to address in this post so I will try to dissect each one individually to the best of the ability.
No matter what you thought of the episode it is NOT okay, or even productive, to harass members of the cast or crew in any way (whether it be through social media, through official complaints (which can actually have further effects on their professional lives also which are definitely not yours to mess with) etc.). It started with Amanda back when season 3 was announced and that was just downright cruel and now it seems the lesson has not been learnt. They have worked hard on this show and even if it did not turn out as you personally expected it or wanted it to you cannot hate them for having a different view of where things should go than you. I have seen many people on Tumblr saying things along the line of ‘it our show anyway we can do what we want and it can be what we want it to be’. No. It is their show, we merely enjoy it - they created it and they have final say on what happens. I for one would not wish to see a world where the fans get to decide what happens as that would only ever cause further divide in communities and result in one section of a fandom having superiority over the others which is already happening in the Sherlock fandom with some Johnlockers/TJLCers.This harassment also extends to the harassment of other member of the fandom - labelling someone as homophobic because they don’t ship a same-sex ship is not only detrimental to the LGBT+ cause it puts up further barriers for the normalisation of non-traditional relationships.
On a similar topic, complaining to the BBC because you didn’t like the episode is not only petty but also counterproductive - these people are not asking for change in doing so they are calling for an end to the show and a witch-hunt in which those who created it are to be mocked in a public sphere. I have seen many people proudly posting images of their complaints and encouraging others to do the same and even petitions to a similar effect and it saddens me that people have become so arrogant in believing that the show is theirs and they were owed more that they would stoop to such levels. You were not owed anything. You didn’t like it, deal with it, move on.
I cannot express how much I dislike this term. Sometimes, yes, the teasing of fans with a potentially queer couple is done in an interpretably malicious way. With Sherlock, this is not the case. The cast and crew have said from the start that Johnlock (the main ship brought up in such discussions) was not going to happen. If you missed that and were not aware - fine; but if you knew this and then continued to be upset that it wasn’t happening - that is on you. It is not queerbaiting if there was never any potential for the relationship in the first place - especially when neither character has been canonically stated to be queer.
Fetishisation of Gay Relationships and the Anti-Straight Trend in the Progressive Community
Wow, that was a long title. I have seen many of the aforementioned complaints to the BBC, petitions and Tumblr posts claiming that by not making a ship such as Johnlock canon they have let down a large portion of the community who are LGBT+ and have not given them the representation they deserve. Whilst representation is good and everyone does deserve to be able to see someone like them on television, as I said before, we have known from the stat that this was not going to happen with these characters. If you didn’t understand that clear message - again, it is on you, not the creators who have always been honest about the future of such a ship. You can be upset that they did not become canon in the same way that you would for any other ship but you cannot claim that you have been robbed of representation, misled in any way or owed better because you were never promised it in the first place.
As for the title of this section, I have seen a common trend in fandom communities towards making canonically straight characters gay, which whilst harmless if not taken to the extreme (as I feel some members of the Johnlock community have) actually highlights a double standard and serious problem that must be addressed. If one were to take a canonically gay character, strip them of their identity and make them straight they would be called homophobic in an instant. However, when it is the other way around, no one complains. Heterosexual is an identity too and to keep classifying it as separate from the others, in a class of its own, is only going to slow down progress and make it harder for true unity to occur. By stating that two characters, one of whom has categorically stated that they are not gay (and of course only one would be enough) have to be gay because of they way they interact (via your personal interpretation - often though tinted lenses) you are not only arguing that two men cannot be simply very good friends without harbouring romantic feelings for each other, you are also denying John of his own self-proclaimed identity.
The Bad Side of TJLC
(The previous paragraph is also relevant to this section and thus again I must state that whilst shipping two characters is fine, outright ignoring their identity and labelling them yourself is not.)
On paper, TJLC (The JohnLock Conspiracy) is not too harmful, you can speculate as much as you want. Where it becomes harmful is where people delve into the realm of delusion. There are many TJLCers who wholeheartedly believe that Johnlock is already canon or has to be canon and it is these people who appear to harbour the strongest negative beliefs about the recent episode and who are doing the most damage to this community.
I have seen countless posts recently along the lines of the following: 'clearly we know more than Moftiss’, 'how could they not see it was so obvious’, etc. Such arrogance as to your own beliefs is extremely harmful to the wider community. You do not know more than the creators of the show, the show is as they intended it to be - anything that you find within the show (with your TJLC-tinted glasses) that supports your predetermined theory is simply you putting two and two together and making five. It was not intended and therefore not symbolic of your beliefs and so your interpretation is no more than that - an interpretation not fact.
Believe it or not, for those of us not in the TJLC community, JohnLock was not obvious - for someone like me, when I first heard of this ship and TJLC I was incredibly surprised because I saw no romantic connection whatsoever - just two friends; and that was all that they were intended by the creators to be. If you were aware of the cast and crews comment of the subject and still deluded yourself into believing that TJLC was true - that was on you. No one else is to blame for your beliefs not lining up with the facts of the show.
Your ship does not rule this fandom and you do not speak for the whole fandom so those of you saying they didn’t give the fandom what they wanted - you are wrong. They didn’t give you what you wanted. You don’t speak for me and you don’t speak for the countless others like me who actually enjoyed the episode and/or are not in any way JohnLock shippers.
Sherlock Holmes and the Delusion of the Fake Episode
For those of you who still believe in some way that the episode was a fake one, that a new episode will come out and say that it was all a dream etc. Again, you are deluding yourself and this is not healthy and will only lead to disappointment. It is what it is. Failure to accept reality for what it is and move on from there, living in a constant state of denial is a serious problem.
I have so much more to say and honestly not the words to say it without going off onto too much of a tangent right now. I may add continuations (in fact I most likely will once I can formulate sentences again) to this if I think of anything.
I know that one post on Tumblr isn’t going to make a whole lot of difference and the fractures in this community may never heal but I honestly could not hold this in any longer.
You are welcome to ask questions or for clarification on any point made or any point you wish me to address.