holmes/watson, ritchie-verse. SING THE SONG OF THEIR LOVE WITH MEEEE
[musical intro starts] [takes deep breath]
when or if I started shipping it: I was sitting in the movie theatre one day. an innocent child of just fourteen, still oblivious to fandom and the world outside anime. then it happened. I saw the trailer for the sherlock holmes movie. and in that moment my life flashed before my eyes. I saw the future. I stared into the abyss, and it stared back. I swear, in that moment, we were infinite. and I think I knew that nothing would ever be the same.
what makes me happy about them: the entire franchise makes me happy the entire franchise makes me want to sing and dance and laugh and cry. the perfect characterisation and relationship. they’re so in love with each other it’s ridiculous all the times they flirt and bicker and dance together the unbelievable domesticity the clothes sharing the partnership the way they take down criminals together ‘old cock’ ‘mother hen’ ‘you means us’ ‘I thought you’d never ask’ ‘UNLIKE YOU I REPRESS NOTHING’ I mean it’s not a question in these films it is pretty much textually stated that holmes is in love with watson and the converse is also true even if watson doesn’t realise it consciously. the way holmes tries to make watson stay with him. ‘are you as happy as you would be on your honeymoon in brighton?’ the way they look at each other, the way they tease each other. the way holmes fell asleep on watson in the jail. lie down with me, watson. you know my methods
what makes me sad about them: holmes is so in love with watson and watson doesn’t realise it . ‘by the way, who taught you how to dance?’ ‘you did.’ imagine holmes teaching watson how to dance loving him but knowing watson loves mary and that they won’t be able to stay together. the wedding scene by god. ‘you’ll settle down, have a family, and I’ll… die alone.’ ‘always nice to see you watson.’ the way watson acts when he thinks holmes is dead. the way holmes closes his eyes when he falls so watson is the last thing he sees.
things done in art/fic that annoys me: the amount of fic produced (not nearly enough to begin with) that is blackwood/coward or moriarty/moran. I have seen mpreg holmes/watson fics. I have stared into the fiery depths of hell
things I look for in art/fic: MORE EPIC LENGTH FALLING IN LOVE FIC either acd canon or ritchie verse. there’s always the seventeenth step and other brilliant fanfics but there needs to be far more.
my happily ever after for them: BEES IT’S CANON IT’S CANON BEEKEEPING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE HAPPILY EVER AFTER UNTIL DEATH DO THEY PART