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∞ Scenes of Sherlock

How did you know?! How? On Monday, I decided to get a new therapist. Tuesday afternoon, I chose her. Wednesday morning, I booked today’s session. Now, today is Friday. So two weeks ago, two weeks before you were abducted at gunpoint and brought here against your will, over a week before I even thought of coming here, you knew exactly where you’d need to be picked up for lunch?!

Flashing Lights (part 2) - Benedict x reader

A/N: I’m sorry this took a while, but I had two of my wisdom teeth extracted like two days ago, so you can imagine the mess that I am right now…
I wasn’t planning on writing this second part, but a friend asked for some intense riding smut, so here I am. lol.
To @thestrawberryblondehobbitbatch who sent this lovely request my way, I hope you don’t mind but I’m planning on writing that as a part three, so sit tight because it’s coming!
Also, if any of you want to be tagged in the next part, do send me an ask and I’d be glad to add you!

Word count: 2481
Warnings: smut

[Part 1] - [Part 3]

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Dance Lessons

“Um, Sherlock?” A small hand tugged at Sherlock’s dressing gown. He looked down, closing his laptop and turning to the girl. She clambered into his lap and he quirked a smile, situating her comfortably. 

“What can I do for you, love?” 

“Well, Mrs. Hudson said-”

“Oh dear,” muttered Sherlock. Rosie giggled.

“Mrs. Hudson said that you taught Daddy how to dance.” 

“She did, did she?” He quirked an eyebrow. “Well, that is true.” He pulled a blonde strand of hair from her face, tucking it behind her ear.

“So will you teach me how to dance?” She peered up at Sherlock, hope shining in her eyes. He chuckled.

“I’d love to teach you how to dance, Rosie.” Rosie beamed, leaping off of his lap. Her hand wrapped around one of his long fingers, tugging him out of his seat.

“Come on, Sherlock! Teach me!”

221B Con Gothic

You’re in the bar. You’ve been in the bar for days. You don’t remember ever not having been in the bar. The person next to you asks, “Are you going to any panels?” You reply, “There are panels?”

You see Captain America. You see Rule 63 Captain America. You see Hipster Trash Captain America. You see Dudebro Captain America. This is a Sherlock Holmes convention.

There are signs on the doors. They are tempting, offering untold treasures if only one enters. The people inside? They’re just like you. It’s alright, just turn the handle and walk in. No matter who you are, there is a sign on the door that will tempt you.

“Come to our onesie party!” they say. “It’s okay if you don’t have a onesie, you’re still invited!” You go to the party. You wake up in a onesie. How did this happen.

Once every minute or so, you can’t help but feel like you’re being scrutinized. Judged. There is some extension of you that is being carefully analyzed just beyond your reach. This is because you’ve been playing Cards Against Humanity for seven hours straight.

Who the fuck is Benedict Cumberbatch, many seem to wonder.

You’ve been to Atlanta three times. You have receipts, boarding passes, bank statements that prove this. But you’ve never actually seen Atlanta.

As you approach the water in the evening, you can hear it: AAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

Fucky questions about the season 4 "finale"

1) Where’s the scene Martin wanted to film alone because it was too emotionally harrowing?

2) OK but where’s the real Moriarty? Idgaf about The Ring girl.

3) Why do they keep getting Mary to narrate shit? it’s so tacky + she doesn’t deserve so much positivity.


5) Nothing about Eurus’ escape makes sense. This isn’t a question because THERE’S NO EXCUSE FOR SUCH SLOPPINESS.


7) What the fuck was the point of TLD? No reference to “Faith” Smith, no Culverton, no TD 12, no character development from The Hug™.

8) Why did they have to ruin Garridebs for us?

9) Why was Molly Hooper reduced to a victim of terrible writing? Broken in one scene, smiling like nothing happened in the end. Okay, then.

10) Okay but none of the links between Moriarty and Eurus makes any sense?? She controlled his mind and he recorded some videos for her okay so??

11) What went wrong between “It is what it is” and “Soldiers? Soldiers.”?

12) How come John could all of a sudden climb out of that stupid well with his legs still chained?

13) How the fuck did they end up at Musgrave, anyway?

14) Why does my head hurt watching this?

15) When Moriarty mentioned the “final problem” to Sherlock in TRF, did he only refer to Sherlock’s dead dog (friend, whatever)? THAT’S the main plot point? Don’t fucking tell me.

16) What. Would. Billy. Wilder. Say?

17) What about burning the heart out of Sherlock?

18) What happened to the show we all love?


So, this is my brother, Lorenzo, three years old. He watched every single episode of Sherlock with me a month ago, and it was completely his choice. He likes to say he lived a year for each season, ha. So today Brazil (our country) lost an embarrassing game to Germany, 7-1, and after the game my mom dressed him like this and told him to come to my room to cheer me up. He opened the door and said “did you miss me?” (unfortunately he doesn’t speak english, so he said in portuguese) and gave me a hug. It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. This was our conversation while watching Sherlock:
*Benedict on the screen*
Lorenzo - I AM… S… S…
Me - Sherlock?
L - Lock… Hmm… Ben?
Me - Yeah, he is Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben!
L - Bene… Well, I love him!
*Andrew appears*
L - I like him! Mo!
(that’s how he says Moriarty)
L - He is a doctor, right? I like him like I like pirates.
(the only thing that made him stop crying before, when I was alone with him and he was angry, was watching a pirate cartoon)
L - I want to hug him too [about the time Mark came to Brazil and met a lot of fans]
L - That’s it, I want to be John so I can marry her. Or… Or I could be that one *Janine* so I can marry Sherlock.
Me - Dear, Sherlock is married to his work, remember?
L - Well, he says that, but he loves John and ran with him and they were holding hands and that’s pretty serious.

He is the most amazing person ever.

Benedict on Sherlock, NPR
Benedict on Sherlock, NPR

Steven Moffat….oh fucking christ.  Tell me you are not so … oh my god.  I now appreciate the anti-moffat movement so much more.  Can’t he just be good?!?!  No flaws?!?!  Have you written a thing in your life? Have you never spoken to an actor before?!  Our jobs are hard. When someone comes for a backstory and look for a flaw, it’s with purpose and it’s not easy.  Being an actor isn’t easy.  Being a character isn’t easy.  Being human isn’t easy.  Just….  And holy christ.  How did Martin put up with him?

INTERVIEWER: How did you wrap your head around Sherlock’s non-existent sex drive?

CUMBERBATCH: Well, I see no reason at all why he shouldn’t be sexual.

Everyone recruited him to their perspective, their interpretation.

I’ve had asexuals come up to me and thank me for representing asexuals. I don’t know how that came about.

I mean, the man’s too busy to have sex. That’s really what it is.

Not every man has a sex drive that needs to be attended to.

Like a lot of things in his life where he’s purposely dehumanized himself, it’s do to with not wanting the stuff that is time wasting, that’s messy.

That goes for certain relationships, as well as sexual intimacy.

Benedict Cumberbatch

(IndieWire interview, May 2012 [x])

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Oh. My. God. Mofftiss, you beautiful, heartless, amazing bastards. The Final Problem was quite possibly, for me, the best episode of Sherlock ever. 

Sian Brooke as Euros was SO GOOD. Seriously, the level of acting it takes to portray a character like that must be ridiculous, she hit the mark on so many levels. 

Serious heart-in-mouth moment when Sherlock and Molly were on the phone. My little shipper heart nearly burst. At the same time it felt unresolved, so I hope they come back to that. At the end when they’re back at Baker Street, I wonder how much time’s passed between the phonecall at that bit? I really hope that call gets brought up again at some point, because I think (and hope) it was true coming from Sherlock as well as Molly. 

I did a similar double-take when Moriarty got out of the helicopter. I just went “HOLY FUCK HE LIVES” and then when it said “5 years ago” I was a bit miffed but still fascinating at how he could be even more dangerous when dead than alive. Holy shitsauce. 

At the heart of it all, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss played their characters outstandingly, and said characters were written outstandingly. Gatiss and Steven Moffat slotted in so many hilarious, heartbreaking, heartstopping and heartwarming moments. Being in the cinema for it was just an added bonus. As I said above: best episode of Sherlock yet, if not ever.


First of fucken all, they do this..THIS

he crashes through the bloody window, SHAKES HIS HAIR! and kisses her. 

then it turned out to be just a scenario thought up by Anderson

Then we have Shaggy Sherlock being beaten

then he dresses up as a Stereotypical french waiter and dons a french accent, just to get Watson’s attention.

then some girl comes up with a scenario of Sherlock and Moriarty about to kiss

Then at the end when Watson thinks him and Sherlock are gonna die and forgives him

then we figure out Sherlock was just being a little shit and did stop the bomb

Benedict’s parents playing Sherlock’s parents

but in the end we still don’t fully know how he hoaxed his death!

I personally agree with Anderson’s scenario

 ok these feels will kill me now

Firstly, do you even know how long I had to look for this picture?! I know it took longer than it should’ve but this exact moment was just awful to find.

Moving on, we return to, “Let’s Talk About this Picture (Sherlock Edition).”

Today’s Picture: Isn’t that Kinder?

This little bit in the scene can be so easily forgotten. I know, because I forgot this until I watched this episode for a second time. When you watch the first time, at least for me, you are too immersed in the story to see little things like this sometimes. I did notice this the first time, but promptly forgot. The second time around, though, you look for those little things. You notice. And you create a hypothesis based on that.

This is Sherlock, Jim, and Molly’s, “Gay,” scene from The Great Game. Sherlock just determined Jim’s sexuality in this scene and Molly is furious because of his deductions. We all know that Molly is exactly like us; she loves Sherlock Holmes. She has a cat, wants a person to cuddle with, dresses in comfy clothing, and doesn’t really like people. But, let’s move on from that.

Sherlock went out of his way to deduct her new boyfriend. The inner Sherlolly shipper in me instantly thinks, “He did it to drive her away from other guys. He’s like a little boy who pulls a girl’s hair to let her know that he likes her!” And I believe this whole-heartedly.

It does hurt her and she does end up leaving Jim, something Sherlock wanted. Because, even though it hurts, Molly will always love and listen to Sherlock. She is always the loyal one.

When she runs out, we come to the picture. This is the exact moment Benedict Cumberbatch chooses not to make Sherlock a sociopath. A sociopath wouldn’t care. He would just shrug it off, but not this Sherlock. He looked up with surprise, as if asking, “Did I say something wrong?” Because he is still a child at heart and he does care about her. He is childish and he uses her and he acts like a schoolboy when trying to express how he feels about her. And he honestly thinks that he’s being kind.

Kind-adj.: indulgent, considerate, or helpful; humane

He honestly thinks that he’s helping her and being kind by driving her away from those other men because he wants her to be happy. He knows that those men will not make her happy, and he doesn’t want to admit that maybe he could or couldn’t be the man to make her happy. But Molly always finds men that don’t want much from her while constantly trying to get Sherlock’s attention and Sherlock cares all too much about her but doesn’t know what to do about it.

He’s childish. She’s seeking his attention.

So they’re (Frozen reference) fixer uppers.

I honestly believe that this is one of the first times Sherlock shows plain affection for Molly. Sherlolly fan or not, its hard to deny it. Sherlock does care for Molly, and he made that clear in TRF, ASiB and Season 3.

But is it kinder? Perhaps so, since it worked so well. I mean, Molly did break up with Jim after that.

Come on Moffat, don’t make me wait for two more years to see if my hypothesis is true.