@8minutehooper said: Congrats!! Well…since you specifically mentioned Mycroft’s
brolly… how about Molly being jealous of Sherlock’s coat? Kind of
a twisted version of CoatLock (cause we know Sherlock loves the
thing!) :) I don’t know, I stink at prompts, so I’ll be happy for
anything you feel like doing.
This was excellent prompts, I don’t know what you’re talking about. So…
you said ‘jealous of’, and I might have read that as 'madly in love
with’. >.> Molly
is kind of a madwoman in this and I don’t care because I love
it. Also Jim was feeling left out so there is bonus sort of Molliarty because we don’t want to piss off Jim.
Trying to be clever, Sherlock gave Mycroft and Anthea two goldfish for their wedding gift. He took pride in his brother’s shocked face as he peered down into the tiny, glass bowl the fish lived in. While Anthea (Unaware of the “Goldfish” conversation) thanked him politely.
Mycroft would never admit it, but he secretly loved them. A couple weeks later when Anthea told him she was pregnant, he went out and bought a baby goldfish to add to the family. You could say goldfish were … growing on the elder Holmes. Things were finally falling into place…
Until one day as he sat at his desk and looked over at his family of fish, Mycroft noticed with a sickening twist to his insides that two, were missing. All that was left in the bowl was one lone adult fish.
His heart stopped as he heard a ping from his mobile. A single picture appeared on his screen.
the scene with lady smallwood and mycroft?! it's clear she just wants to use him for her evil plans! it's canon mycroft is straight noooo! here she calls herself alicia but actually it's elizabeth and that's a sign that the episode was fake UNRELIABLE NARRATOR! elizabeth starts with an 'e' like elephant that's it TJLC IS CONFIRMED good one arwel!
how can we elegantly show 'call sherrinford 2pm'?
let's just make lady aliciabeth smallwhatever give her number to mycroft so he can throw it on the book and pick it up again - done, seen, great solution.
In her two scenes, Mummy Holmes seems to hide a treasure of subtext in her jewellery…
In TEH, our introduction to the character:
In TEH, our introduction to her, Mummy wears:
Four-leaved clover earrings
A Frangipani/Plumeria brooch
Four-leaved clover earrings:
Four-leaved clovers are a symbol of luck. => wishing Sherlock good luck on his return? Something more personal?
The plant is also a token of affection, conveying the message: “Be mine”. Obviously, Mummy shares a very strong bond with her husband. Moreover, if Mummy mirrors Sherlock and Daddy mirrors John… The earrings represent Sherlock’s love for John, the four-leaved clover conveying Sherlock’s message to John: “Be mine”, come back to me, let’s be together. A token of love and sense of belonging.
Plumeria is a flower widely-known for its warm welcome home message. Sherlock’s parents visited him to welcome him back into his life.
Mummy wears the brooch on her heart, it conveys a message on her true emotions and story. The brooch can also mirror Sherlock’s emotions.
Despite its delicate appearance, this flower is extremely resistant and tough (it takes a lot to burn it). Frangipani symbolises the strength of someone who has endured many challenges.
A link to Mummy’s past? a dark secret? (possibly affecting Sherlock too)
A mirror for Sherlock’s challenges in his life away from John? His pain as he has to witness the man he loves getting away from him?
The flower is also considered as a wedding flower and it can symbolise the lasting bond between a married couple. Frangipani is associated with affection and love. The brooch highlights the Holmes’ strong union, especially since it’s worn on Mummy’s heart. It also mirrors John & Sherlock’s strong loving relationship (their challenges and future happy marriage).
The flower is considered as a sign of immortality and the continuation of the soul after death. Therefore, some cultures consider it unlucky: they believe ghosts and other spirits live in the branches of the bush… And we know how Gatiss loves his ghosts!Mummy is linked to death and ghosts.
The flower is also known for its intoxicating fragrance => an association with Mary(a character often associated with intoxicating plants and perfumes)?
In HLV, celebrating Christmas & Sherlock’s recovery
In HLV, Mummy Holmes wears:
HUGE oval-shaped pearl earrings (almost to huge to be true)
A necklace… Almost seems like a key to me, or perhaps a clasp? Is it meant to symbolise a chain to Mummy’s monstrous self(that kind of slip away with her sons, actually)?
it almost looks like a religious jewel… which is funny, since I don’t see the character as very religious. She was a scientist and seems to be a no-nonsense lady.
Then again, it could explain why Sherlock doesn’t respect his mother’s intellect. Perhaps Mummy turned to faith after a tragic event (secret to Sherlock, but known by Mycroft) and she chooses to display her faith at Christmas, especially after her son’s convalescence?
The pearl earrings:
Pearls symbolised mourning (tears) in Victorian era.
Mummy is sad about… uh, her baby’s broken heart (Sherlock getting metaphorically/physically shot in the heart by Mary)? Or is it something more personal?
The pearls and white flowers (chrysanthemum, flowers associated with death and mourning; loyalty between family members) create a subtext of loss and regret (shared between Mummy and Mycroft), in my opinion. Mummy and Mycroft share a dark secret, likely associated with death.
Interestingly, the earrings look just like Mary’s black phone device (we see them in the scene just before, I can’t believe it’s a coincidence).
Mary and Mummy Holmes are associated (as parallels or opposites?). Both are strong women shown to “cutely” belittle others and we know both hide a monstrous, potentially destructive self.
Mary (with a symbolic black pearl) has almost killed Sherlock for selfish reasons associated with love.
Has Mummy killed someone? Was it to protect her family (the reason she would turn monstrous is because someone injured her kin)? Was it to protect her love & husband (paralleling the two other murders in HLV: Mary’s murder attempts AND Sherlock killing Magnussen to protect John)?
Mummy (=Sherlock) killing someone (most likely, a smart someone threatening her marriage, like Magnussen for Lady Smallwood and Sherlock; and Sherlock for Mary) to protect her marriage and her beloved husband, Daddy Holmes (=John)?
She most likely killed a powerful person if Mycroft is so involved in the secrecy (+ parallel with Magnussen who pries on people’s secrets), or someone very close to the family, and most particularly, close to Sherlock… Would this knowledge threaten Sherlock? Is Redbeard a key to this dark secret?
"If you go against Magnussen, then you’ll find yourself going against me"
Guys, can we calm down about Mycroft being in cahoots with Magnussen?
I’m not sure why people automatically jumped to the conclusion that Mycroft is suddenly an evil mastermind (evil? no. mastermind? yes). In season 1 and 2 Moritarty was Sherlock’s equal, just an evil version. Think of Magnussen as the evil, yet equal, version of Mycroft.
It’s been established several times in this season that Mycroft is intellectually superior to Sherlock– “I am the smart one”; “If you seem slow to me, imagine what normal people are like”; the mind palace scene where Mycroft is coaching and directing Sherlock. Since Mycroft is smarter, it’s only natural that Sherlock is unable to beat him in intellectual games like their deductions. Sherlock was able to beat Moriarty, but only just. So just imagine what an Evil Mycroft, or Magnussen, would do to Sherlock. Absolutely destroy him.
Mycroft is warning Sherlock about the dangers of Magnussen. Sherlock will need to be at his peak when dealing with him and may even need to enlist the help of others (which he does anyway).
So why doesn’t Mycroft just take care of Magnussen himself? I think he will. Magnussen and Mycroft are both in high positions of power and there’s no way Magnussen will only go after Sherlock.
Have we talked about Sherlock having an evil twin brother? Mycroft knows but Sherlock was so young when whatever happened that he does not?
Can you imagine the possible mind fucks, for example with John? We could even get the (first) johnlock kiss with the wrong brother. (I’m sorry did I say that out loud?) I shudder at the possibility but the clues are there. Rug pulled. (Ben’s acting would be amazing…)
Blud, one of the Slavic fairies in Slavic mythology, is an evil-deity that causes disorientation and leads a person aimlessly around and round. The term also refers to illicit fornication, the desire for which Slavic clerics claimed to come from the Devil.
So in terms of this series, I think it’s just meant as the term of endearment definition, to be honest, given it is UK vernacular for “friend”. HOWEVER, I am intrigued by the second definition; Mycroft as an evil-deity that causes disorientation and aimlessly leads Sherlock around and around. While I don’t think Mycroft is evil, I DO think he is unfortunately stuck under Moriarty’s thumb and is directing the game Sherlock is currently playing… Can we say TGG and Sherlock’s seemingly pointless hiatus away from John, doing missions for Mycroft? I know there are theories that suggest Mycroft is actually the big bad, but I don’t think he is at all: he loves his brother very much but he’s forced to use Sherlock as a pawn, and I think by TAB Sherlock has figured that out. I think Mycroft will be redeemed, in the end of it all.
I’m not sure how to parallel the illicit fornication definition, hah hah.