green grow the lilacs

Sherlock S4 fuckiness and the post-its I keep to remind me of it

In no particular order, I present the list of things that are particulary infuriating to me about S4 that I’ve been keeping on post-its by my bedside table the last month in case I lose hope. They are, for me, enough proof for The Lost Special. Today being 8th of March it seems fitting to keep them in mind.

(Disclaimer: this is a compound of theories developed by hundreds of people over a long time and I cannot possibly credit everyone or explain them at this point, so I’ll just list them.)

  • The Importance Of Being Ernest, by Oscar Wilde being quoted in TFP
  • Mycroft-> Lady Bracknell, the baby in the handbag = gun in the handbag (Euros and Vivian Norbury). The baby gets thrown in the Thames?
  • Queen’s I Want To Break Free in TFP stoping at “I’ve fallen in…” (love)
  • Elephant Glass Shock Proof in Euros’s cell
  • The elephant in the Thai menu in Mycroft’s frige
  • Rosie’s elephant toy
  • The elephant in John’s living room
  • The endless horror film references in TFP (many of them being hyper meta, especially Shutter Island)
  • John/Culverton mirror
  • Una Stubbs’ voice in TFP “Softer, Sherlock” instead of Euros’
  • Russian and Turkish leaks with no reaction
  • Over reaction with the promo chess pictures being leaked
  • Promo pictures being very similar to Clue’s movie poster -> Clue’s different endings and the similar final paused shot in TFP
  • The bulding up to Moriarty not making any sense (especially if we take into account M Theory, because he IS alive)
  • TLD having the gun shown multiple times, a smoking gun that is definitely not a tranquiliser gun. The last shot fading with red, like in Bond movies
  • The enormous red carpet under John in the therapist that resembles the blood pool in the market
  • HLV/TLD paralels
  • Martin breaking the 4th wall in T6T noding to the camera while holding the glass of wine
  • SHERLOCK: Romantic entanglement, while fulfilling for other people … JOHN (interrupting): … would complete you as a human being. NO PAY OFF FOR THIS. This mirrors the greenhouse conversation in TAB
  • Why was Molly upset when Euros called in TFP?
  • John/Molly mirror (Molly wearing the same jumper she wore in TEH while taking John’s place, the framing of that hellish shot with John and the coffin cover “I love you”)
  • “John is clearly standing behind him in the trailer, so unless he’s talking to a mirror for some very bizarre reason, I should think not.” -Mark
  • Sumatra/Samarra pointing out to TEH which lead us to The Lost Special and MINDING THE FREAKING GAP->Moriarty
  • “It’s never twins”
  • The camera shown in the hotel in T6T
  • Season 4 DVD not having “complete” like the other DVD’s had
  • Mark’s picture with the 4 fingers raised in Twitter
  • “Has it just occurred to you you’ve been played for an ad campaign” hello Apple Tree Yard  
  • Moriarty at the end of S4 DVD “You didn’t think I would just disappear, did you?”
  • The whole promotion about S4 and the season itself being about hacking
  • Skull Hell
  • Sherlock saving the tea cup and the boy in the hotel in T6T dropping the tea
  • Tea code being confirmed
  • “Is this a new person? I’m against new people.”
  • “You’d be better off with clown outfits. At least they’d be satirically relevant.”
  • Cake=violent death John and Sherlock going to get cake
  • Lady Smallwood’s name
  • Vatican cameos ignored
  • “And boop, they are fine”
  • Sherlock breaks the 4th wall (like in Queen’s I Want To Break Free videoclip)
  • The Garridebs literally cliff-hanging
  • Chekhov’s gun on the promo picture and literally hanging on the wall in the Garridebs scene
  • “People always give up after three” 
  • Blue Power Ranger gay subtext
  • T6T being an old case about a gay couple -> Margaret Thatcher getting smashed, Sherlock not knowing who she is despite the fact that he knew in THoB
  • “Fresh paint to disguise another smell”
  • Mycroft watching his own romantic movie turning into an horror film
  • T6T starting with doctored footage
  • “That’s not what happened at all”
  • “Why does anyone do anything” Norbury/Moriarty
  • “Sherlock, the dragon slayer” (Mycroft, Moriarty and kinda Magnussen have all alluded to this and now Mary does)
  • Shark hell
  • Sherlock’s recurrent dream (?)
  • “Oh, good, I love an acronym. All the best secret societies have them.”
  • “It is what it is” either being followed by “says love” or being a quote by John Locke
  • "I don’t like loose ends. Not on my watch” says Mycroft/Mark, as he holds a pen and looks at the camera
  • #Ohwhatabeautifulmorning tying in with Oklahoma! and consequently with  Green Grow the Lilacs, a play with gay subtext all over that got misunderstood and very famous
  • Steven starting TLS rumors
  • TD-12 being memory corrupting
  • The freaking guy from the official Sherlock Youtube channel teasing TLS and saying “The greatest love story never told”
  • The girl on the plane being the same one from ASiB
  • The TAB-like transition when John faints in TFP
  • The S1 scripts being released for no reason
  • “Childhood trauma masked by an invented memory. Boring!” THoB (person=dog)  
  • Mary’s death not being realistic as pointed in HLV (thank you for reminding me, @antisocial-otaku)
  • The explosion in 221B not having the consequences in the building that   Mycroft foreshadowed and them being perfectly ok afterwards.
  • Where is Ben’s 26 pages scene?
  • What was Ben’s kissy gesture while saying “Very well. It’s going very well” in SDCC all about?
  • TFP as a whole. Too much to analyze there


  • “Love conquers all” 
  • “Groundbreaking”
  • “History making”
  • “Rug pull”
  • Derren Brown

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It is a radiant summer morning several years ago, the kind of morning which, enveloping the shapes of earth–men, cattle in a meadow, blades of the young corn, streams–makes them seem to exist now for the first time, their images giving off a visible golden emanation that is partly true and partly a trick of imagination focusing to keep alive a loveliness that may pass away.

The unearthly sunlight pours through the crocheted curtains of a window in the living room–the “front” room–of a farmhouse in Indian Territory. It rests upon, and glorifies, scrubbed floors of oak, bright rag rugs, rough hide-bottomed hairy chairs, a rock fireplace, a settee, an old organ magnificently mirrored, ancestral enlargements in their gilt and oval frames. A double sliding door of pine, now closed, is at the back of the room; other heavier doors of oak lead to other parts of the house and to the outside. Somewhere a dog barks twice and stops quickly, reassured; a turkey gobbler makes his startled, swallowing noise.

And, like the voice of the morning, a rich male VOICE outside somewhere begins to sing:

good to know green grow the lilacs is immediately Like This


One Life We Live - The Originals (Green Grow The Lilacs, 1969)

askbadlydrawnmountaintim  asked:

😈&/or Risotto Nero

I Fratellis are cops (we think? it’s debatable) that appears to be glued to each other… Black Hole Sun places incredible gravity upon a person where they cannot move and will eventually get crushed - all three Fratellis have to be present for the stand to work.

Sue is a cowboy who isn’t that great at his job… Green Grow the Lilacs doesn’t help him much either because he doesn’t have a large knowledge of plants 

He goes over, touches a few chords on the organ soberly, and then recovering, seats himself, and after a moment begins to sing half-sarcastically. But by the time he has reached the first chorus, the song with its absurd yet plaintive charm has absorbed him. And he sings the rest of its sentimental periods, his head back, his eyes focused beyond the room, beyond himself– upon the young man having his sad say, the young man who’ll go into the army, by God, and put an end to his distemper, his unrequited fervor.


(Singing.) I used to have a sweetheart, but now I’ve got none, 
Since she’s gone and left me, I care not for one, 
Since she’s gone and left me, contented I’ll be, 
For she loves another one better than me. 
Green grow the lilacs, all sparkling with dew, 
I’m lonely, my darling, since parting with you, 
And by the next meeting I hope to prove true 
To change the green lilacs to the red, white and blue. 
I passed my love’s window, both early and late, 
The look that she gave me, it made my heart ache, 
The look that she gave me was harmful to see, 
For she loves another one better than me. 
Green grow the lilacs, all sparkling with dew,
 I’m lonely, my darling, since parting with you, 
And by the next meeting I hope to prove true 
To change the green lilacs to the red, white and blue. 
I wrote my love a letter in red rosy lines, 
She sent me an answer all twisted in twines, 
Saying “Keep your love letters and I will keep mine, 
Just write to your sweetheart and I’ll write to mine." 
Green grow the lilacs, all sparkling with dew, 
I’m lonely, my darling, since parting with you, 
And by the next meeting I hope to prove true 
To change the green lilacs to the red, white and blue.

He swings off the organ stool, miraculously healed, and makes for the door.

@gregoryhouse Oklahoma! is an old-ass musical that was based on a play called Green Grow the Lilacs.

This play was written by a gay man and used a het romance with a tragic ending as an allegory of how shitty and lonely and terrifying it was to be gay in Oklahoma in 1900. Based on his personal experience.

The play is mostly forgotten now except that Rodgers and Hammerstein turned it into a musical and (naturally) gave the het couple a happy ending, which made it super popular. Earlier today I linked to like a dozen places in Sherlock (and especially TAB) that are like. Blatantly taken from the 1955 Oklahoma! movie. And I mean like. ALL of TAB is ripped from Oklahoma!.

Using the happy Oklahoma! romantic arc for Johnlock means that means that an actual gay couple finally gets that Rodgers and Hammerstein happy ending that was supposed to be gay to begin with.

Two gay stories that need fixing fixed in one mega gay story.