i might do a serie of this

tvline.com
Once Upon a Time Eyes Musical Episode for Spring — Who Will Sing?
Will Grumpy and the rest of Once Upon a Time’s dwarfs finally sing about whistling while they work? Will erstwhile cricket Dr. Archie Hopper let loose with a tune about wishing upon a star?
By Matt Webb Mitovich

Will Grumpy and the rest of Once Upon a Time‘s dwarfs finally sing about whistling while they work? Will erstwhile cricket Dr. Archie Hopper let loose with a tune about wishing upon a star?

“Be prepared” (as Scar might croon), because such melodic mysteries might be addressed during Season 6. TVLine hears that the fantastical, fairy tale-themed ABC series is currently planning a musical episode, to air sometime this spring. And to that end, some cast members are actively brushing up on their vocal skill

Having weaved in characters from Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and other musical Disney features over the years, talk of Once cuing up a musical episode has always brewed, with series cocreator Eddy Kitsis saying as recently as the 2015 Comic-Con, “It would be great to do a musical episode, [but] I don’t know even know where to begin.”

Well, it would seem that the show bosses figured that one out.

As for who all would step up to the proverbial mic, “We all sing,” Once lead Jennifer Morrison told E! Online back in 2011 when asked about the possibility of a musical outing. “Josh Dallas, Ginny Goodwin, me…. I don’t know if Robert Carlyle sings; he probably does. I feel like we have a lot of musically inclined people in the cast. We’ll see!” Indeed.

Once Upon a Time resumes Season 6 on Sunday, March 5.

Something’s been bothering me for a while and I feel I might as well put it to words.

Criticising authors is okay. This may be fanfic authors, authors of your favourite book/manga, writers of your favourite TV show - the works. 

Do not be passive and accept absolutely anything they do, say or write - no matter how big a fan you may be. What you feel is relevant and valid. 

I should state at this point that I absolutely do not endorse hate, slandering or attacking fans or content creators, or considering favourite series as if it were your own property. This post does not refer to such horrid posts and/or opinions.

That said, it is the consumers of such content that help the creator become better - and there is at no point in time no room for improvement, no matter how good/popular/well-recieved one’s work may be. 

Let me use the example that got me to write this: Mashima and the Fairy Tail fandom, though it is likely to apply to most fandoms.

There have been many developments, especially over recent chapters that have either put off, worried, or disappointed some fans - things ranging from pedophilic undertones and overdone fanservice, to plot-points that have way too many glaring holes in them and mistreated characters. And there have been many who voiced their worry/being upset over these events. (I happen to fall in the former but not the latter category.) 

I have also then seen posts that insist fans to be grateful to Mashima for his work and time and to respect his wishes for his own story - which is absolutely fine by the way, had it not been for the manner they were worded in. They were in a manner such that it was shaming people who fall into either (or both) categories of fans I have mentioned above (again, not haters, but vocal critics)

When doing so they aren’t really standing up for the said author, but very much against them and their fans. The only thing they’re defending is their own interest, which they feel has been somehow attacked by someone making a critical point “against” it. 

All this while somehow not realising:

  • A lot of that criticism aims to hold the manga at a higher standard - one that the mangaka has delivered at before.
  • These people who are critical have actually followed the story because they genuinely enjoyed it and wish they could continue doing so.
  • That it is criticism like this that helps the mangaka grow creatively and do better - not choose the lazier (albeit most popular) way out of literary situations. 
  • That if enough people pointed these glaring faults, the mangaka would look into changing it, and making his material even better. 
  • That as consumers of a product - even if creative - we are allowed to voice displeasure as long as it is done civilly.

So the next time you read criticism of an author’s writing and you feel angry/upset, take a moment to ask yourself if they make sense, or if your feelings of upset or offence is truly on behalf of the creator or yourself. 

This way, you end up learning something new, or you agree to disagree - either way you’re preventing a phenomenal amount of negativity that you yourself would feel, and ensuring that you don’t give anyone else the idea that their opinion is invalid. And then maybe this fandom space - which acts as many people’s happy corner, will become a little less mean. Maybe.

anonymous asked:

Hey your usually the one I go to for all things mark, so sorry if you don't know, but do you know what his current twitter pic is all about? I don't think I've seen that character before

Ahoy! Mark’s twitter pic is him as the Prince Regent in a BBC period drama series currently airing called Taboo. That’s the one you might have recently seen naked Tom Hardy gifs circulating around from - or perhaps that’s just my dash…

Anyway, yes Mark is being royalty again. For reference his Prince Regent is the same as the one portrayed by Hugh Laurie in Blackadder the Third; except a bit more realistically portly and gout-ridden, and less of an idiot.

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Here’s the gang. 

A silent trans
A alcoholic and drug addict
A gay cinnamon roll
And a emotionally unstable positive dudette.

They are each based off a part of my personality so… I think I might have problems.

If we’re going with this 4th episode theory full speed ahead then I think tonight we might get a Moriarty-esque blip in Apple Tree Yard tonight and a bit more publicity throughout the week and then the 4th episode will air next Sunday. The day they met - the 29th of January. Mofftiss would definitely do something sentimental like that. It would also mean that the creators of ATY wouldn’t have lied about the series AIRING tonight but they could take a break next week and air episode two in February.

I don’t know if I’m fully committing to this yet though. Hope is a very manipulative emotion :/

anonymous asked:

I have a question- why do some ppl call kira nerys kira and some call her nerys?

Her “first” name is Nerys and her family name Kira. But her first name isn’t used in the series as tradition might have it in a western (earth) sense. You and me would might refer to people by their first names once we get to know them. “Nerys” is used exclusively by people that know Kira well. That is - her friends. 

Just as some cultures might have two names but they are used as one and it sounds weird to them when you only use the first name. 

So most people call her Kira. I refer to her as Kira because that how she is mostly referred to in the show. I think it would be strange to call Kira Nerys and Garak Elim, because that’s rarely what their characters are called on screen.

This is also a subtle point of creepiness that you might not pick up on in regards to Dukat. When he starts to imagine, and force, a relationship between him and Kira in Ds9 he also starts calling her “Nerys”. Which connotes an intimacy he has deluded himself into thinking he has with her. He does the same thing with Sisko - calls him “Benjamin”, possibly mimicking how Dax say it, as though they are friends.

At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey.
—  A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

anonymous asked:

Irrelevant to your sexual analysis, (not that I know him personally) but I predict Taehyung's personality as cunning and calculated, not in a negative way to intentionally harm others, rather dude knows what he must do. He seems really smart and secretly know what is happening around him. He might be genuinely adorable, yet sometimes (specially in fanmeetings) it is intentional (not forced, yet not really genuine), which I always find cringey (again, not in a negative way), lol.

I agree.   Kim Taehyung is hands down the most socially strategic in Bangtan.  People should talk about this shit more.

See, a lot of people like to accredit his popularity to the singular trait of his good looks.  Some extend praise to his “good personality” (<-as if this means anything objective… it doesn’t).

I personally believe that KTH has had a much more active role in accumulating his popularity.  

I don’t think it’s Tae’s “personality” that makes him cunning or calculated, it’s beyond something innate like that.  He’s simply got very high social intelligence- without question.  This is a developed mental trait, not something entirely inherited.

That brings me to a more controversial statement I’d argue about Taehyung and his talent as a socialite: given his ability to use his social skill to better his career, I am SURE that he’s used it to block others from competing with him in regards to his interests.  I believe him to be the type to undercut others at his own expense.  To take all the positive and deny the negative would be an unrealistic look at KTH.  

Idk if you’ve ever read the iconic book by Machiavelli, “The Prince”, but one major theme that everyone knows would have to be the dilemma between whether it’s better to be feared, or to be loved.  

 At the end of the reading, you learn ultimately that the best rulers know how to strike the perfect balance between instilling fear and love amongst their constituencies.  

I oftentimes like to watch celebrities in the manner that one might watch great rulers and politicians.  I enjoy watching the political game that they play- the fact that they need to balance their image so that their fans may continue to love them, whilst their competitive peers may learn to fear them enough so as to be deflected from overtaking the career of the particular celebrity.

I think that KTH’s cunning has indeed been harmful to some.  I definitely think he’s had some run-ins with group members (particularly Seokjin- but that’s for another post) as well as others who might otherwise have enjoyed the position of standing in his shoes (other trainee’s back in the day perhaps?).

Overall, however, this very plausible image that I’ve developed in my own mind about Taehyung has far surpassed any goofy romanticized mask that this fandom has attached to him.  

As a machiavellian individual myself, to imagine that Tae has ruined a couple lives in order to solidify his position in a cutthroat industry with a lot of turnover is oddly……. refreshing.  

This is how power works in the real world.  And knowing that Tae isn’t some “stupid” 4D alien (or that perhaps he purposefully hides behind this image in order to throw everyone off- an entire disguise of personality, even cooler), but rather a master manipulator who’s learned to compromise between good and evil has made me respect him much, much more as a member.  It’s interesting, right?

Originally posted by beatriceindre

P.S. I think that the cringe effect is something adopted when you’re able to look at the world from a very rational worldview.  Like, that fan’s probably having a heart attack.  But for us watching these fancams, the reality is so far off that we’re able to see these strange actions for what they really are. Strange, odd, even uncomfortable.  

And then the cringe happens.  @,…,@ Hahaha.  

anonymous asked:

i'm getting tired of the people denying bellarke exists. we knew bellamy was attracted to clarke in daytrip but they said it was because of the jobi nuts. we knew Finn and L were repeatedly jealous. we knew Bellamy was giving Clarke heart eyes. I even saw a CL on reddit say that bellarke had no trust between them. i honestly don't get it. do they just watch L scenes? sometimes i think i might be overthinking but then i look back at the series and it's just so obvious

It is tiring to constantly hear that you’re wrong, that you’re seeing something that isn’t there. In my case it’s exacerbated by the fact that I wasn’t in fandom until after season 3. So I, and the people I knew who watched the show, just accepted certain things as they were shown on screen. Then I got into fandom and some of the most basic canon facts of the show were suddenly controversial opinions?

I’m not even talking about Bellarke. Sometimes people* require explicit, physical romantic action to take place before believing something between two characters as romantic. That’s fine. That’s easy to accept and can make for interesting conversations. I’m just frustrated that the central relationship of the show, canonically characterized by trust, respect, and love, even existing has become a matter of opinion for some. And that doubt spreads. You hear it enough and it is easy to overthink, as you said. But all of those scenes you mentioned, and more, are why the denials make no sense. Which is where my “nervous anons” post came from. Because it’s such a fandom thing to doubt what’s on screen, and I guess I’m still getting used to that. But rest assured. Canon is on your side. And my inbox is open if you need to vent.

*I’m disregarding antis here because they’re trolls. They reject canon because they don’t want it, and do everything possible to hurt those that don’t reject it.

New idea! Thoughts?

I’ve been reading a lot of A/B/O, Omega!verse fics lately and this popped into my head. It has potential for a long fic but I might do a series of one shots (or just one one shot lol) on it. Something to get me back into the groove. Let me know what you think.

Divergent AU omegaverse. The world had changed. The designations of alpha and omega faded without cause. Only betas remained. To combat a falling birth rate and attempting to find order in the chaos that followed, the factions were created. Things were peaceful and history forgotten. Divergents were considered dangerous because they were thought to be the designations starting to present themselves again through a merging of faction identities. No one expected the emergence of a true Omega…or the consequences of her meeting a certain Dauntless leader who knew exactly what he was: an Alpha.

As you guys may or may not have seen already, the Yuri on Ice production team aired a pre-Grand Prix Final special event today featuring the creator of the anime, Kubo Mitsurou, and the Japanese voice actors of Yuuri Katsuki (Toyonaga Toshiyuki), Victor Nikiforov (Suwabe Junichi) and Yuri Plisetsky (Uchiyama Kouki). (You can watch the special here.)

You may have seen a variation of this picture in the past few hours and that comes from said special event (the people in the picture are listed above, going from left to right):

What I want to do here is compile the most relevant translations of what they said during this special event in this post. Also, they openly addressed the kiss scene in episode 7 for the first time ever during this special, so you might wanna keep reading for that!

I’ll be going more or less chronologically.

They highlighted that the recording sessions for YOI were way longer than most of the other anime series they played in during their careers. They said that recording the voices for one episode took around 6-7 hours (whereas for other anime usually it would be around 3, 4 at most). They said that they spent that time on redoing scenes and creating all the proper nuances in the characters’ speech/reactions etc. They agreed that it was tiring, but fun in the end. Suwabe admitted that his image of Victor and the director’s image of Victor were different (especially at first) so getting on the same page and agreeing on the proper sound of the characters was crucial and also took some time.

Toyonaga said that during the recording of the first episode, he sat down with the sound director and discussed in which direction they should take his acting for Yuuri for a long time. They decided that Yuuri should not have many typical anime protagonist antics and quirks (acting-wise) and should sound as real and realistic as possible. In the end, they came up with the natural, raw-sounding voice and that’s what they went with from the first episode until the last. Toyonaga said that this is also something that is rarely done in the industry and what makes acting for YOI feel special.

^Toyonaga’s face when Kubo said that, the moment she heard him in the audition, she knew he was the only one for the role.

Kubo said that after the first episode aired, many male manga authors contacted her, saying how much they liked her new anime. She was especially moved by the message from the author of “Hajime no Ippo” George Morikawa who said that he really enjoyed the first episode and was really impressed with Kubo.

Kubo was asked whether she got to interview any skaters or got to see the backstage of any skating events and she said that she didn’t get that opportunity at all and in fact had to pay for her own tickets to go and see the skating rinks we see in the anime (apparently she even went to Russia for references for the anime).

^Suwabe casually feeding Toyonaga some katsudon. (Foreshadowing?)

They also talked about the scene where Victor first meets Yuuri in the hot springs and had a long discussion about Victor’s nipples and how the writers weren’t sure what color or shape or size to give them but they ended up reaching a consensus and that’s what we can see in the anime. Kubo also said that they hadn’t decided what Yuuri’s nipples would look like but she had to draw them for that one poster in that one magazine and again it was a difficult decision because there’s such a variety of nipples out there that it’s hard to choose. They concluded that Yuri on Ice had nuance even in the nipple department.

Then they discussed THE scene from episode 7 and I found this part quite exciting because this is the first time the creator/voice actors addressed it directly and openly. And well, they called it the hug/kiss scene. Kubo said that she got a lot of tweets from all over the world, asking her for clarification (and some private messages, to which she responded with the truth, but she didn’t share what ‘the truth’ was during the event (she was smiling like all hell though so I think it’s pretty damn clear that it was a kiss)). In the end, Kubo explained that she doesn’t want to push only one way of seeing the scene onto the viewers and she thinks it’s better if the fans decide what they’re more comfortable with themselves.

Which I’d say is fair enough and doesn’t take anything away from the scene, because it’s all about how we the viewers see it. She basically admitted that both interpretations are true. So we’re good.

Random bonus: They all agreed that JJ’s song (Theme of King JJ) was memorable to them because the entire cast had to gather during that recording session to record the audience singing that song. During recording sessions, there is usually a break before the A-Part and B-Part of an episode and on that occasion the sound director told them to listen to the song during their break and memorize the lyrics so that they can get it recorded immediately after. They all agreed that they struggled a bit because it was so sudden and the lyrics were entirely in English. Uchiyama also said that Miyano Mamoru (JJ’s VA) learned the lyrics quickly and started translating and singing them in Japanese and the rest of the cast just sort of glared at him.

Bronus:

^Embarrassing hugs.

I think my translations are accurate, but feel free to check them with the video! I found this to be a very interesting and amusing event and I sure hope we’ll get another one, addressing the events in later episodes *cough airport scene and engagement rings cough* directly, eventually.

Hope you found this post educational or useful otherwise! (And if you have any questions, feel free to message me!)

The Problem with BBC Sherlock – of Terrible Themes, Abuse, and Tragic Gays

Here’s my first essay on my thoughts on S4.

I’ve been digesting the shock and sense of “wrongness” after THE FINAL PROBLEM, and I’ve come up with some ideas on why it bothers me so deeply. It has to do with themes. Every good story has a theme. It might be “love conquers all” or “the bad guys always lose” or “truth always comes out”. The themes of the show after S4 are truly repellent.

1.       The THEMES after S4:

a.       No matter what you do or sacrifice, it’s never good enough and you won’t win your heart’s desire in the end.

b.      It’s okay to abuse to your loved ones, it’s completely forgiveable, and, in fact, the most abusive people win.

c.       Lying and killing people is okay and you can still be a good person.

HOW THIS IS DEMONSTRATED:

2.       SHERLOCK sacrifices himself over and over for very little reward and a lot of abuse.

a.       First, Reichenbach Falls. He jumps in order to save John, Lestrade, and Mrs. Hudson from snipers.  He goes off to dismantle Moriarty’s network, in part to keep them safe. Yes, he hurts John terribly. And yes, it was a mistake. But ultimately, Sherlock still did it for his friends. This is never explicitly discussed or acknowledged in the show between John and Sherlock after Sherlock returns. John never learns what Sherlock went through or says thank you. In fact, the “bomb” scene in S3.E1, Sherlock tricks John into forgiving him only to make a joke out of the whole thing. This is too serious a situation to joke about, yet a real resolution of this conflict is never shown. By S4.E2, it’s clear John still harbors anger over it. Never resolved.

b.      Sherlock plans John’s wedding and is his best man. If you read that Sherlock is gay and in unrequited love with John, this is a tremendous self-sacrifice. Even if you don’t, it’s still a sacrifice—Sherlock is not a party type. He hates social gatherings. Yet he does this for John. John never appears grateful. At the end of the wedding, we have Sherlock walking away alone and (probably) heartbroken.

c.       Sherlock is shot by Mary—and then forgives her, for John. This is almost incomprehensible, but nevertheless,  Sherlock catches John’s wife, Mary, in a lie, offers to help her, and she shoots him in the chest. He dies on the operating table. He comes back through superhuman effort. Mary threatens him again, twice. Yet he forgives her and tries to patch things up between her and John. Why? Because that’s what self-sacrificing friends do? Is this Stockholm Syndrome? Self-loathing? Never explained.

d.      Sherlock kills Magnussen to protect Mary. This was basically an act of suicide. But he did it – for his friends. Neither John nor Mary ever acknowledge this. In fact, in S4.E2, John tells Greg they should have known Sherlock was psycho because “he shot a man in the face” (yes, John, to save you. asshole)

e.      Sherlock again tries to help Mary when her past comes after her (S4.E1), and in the end, Mary throws herself in front of a bullet for him. Ok. Weird but OK. Afterwards, John blames Sherlock for it and casts Sherlock out of his life in a hateful way (again, breaking Sherlock’s heart when Sherlock did nothing wrong).

f.        Sherlock goes back on drugs and nearly dies confronting serial killer Culverton in S4.E2. At the end we find out it was all done to “save John Watson” from his grief. So once again, Sherlock nearly dies for John. And during E2 John treats Sherlock horribly, even going so far as to beat and kick him in a brutal attack.

g.       S4.E3 – Sherlock  battles with Euros to save John. There’s really no appreciation or recognition of this in the end.

SO – what does Sherlock ever get for his repeated sacrifice and pain? For getting shot, tortured, and beaten? For having his heart ripped out and watching the man he loves choose someone else?  He gets a John Watson who seems oblivious to what Sherlock does for him, is in love with his wife and cheating with another woman, is furious with Sherlock and treats him like shit after his assassin wife dies, and beats Sherlock. John finally does come back to Sherlock, but only in the capacity of a friend. More on this below.

3.       MARY – the lying assassin gets all the rewards and a Mary Sue make-over

a.       She pretends to be a nurse at a clinic, befriends John Watson at his lowest point after Sherlock’s death, and he marries her.  Given what he know about her past, surely she didn’t’ just coincidentally end up in John Watson’s path, yet it’s never explained by what deceit and plotting she found him.

b.      She has a secret past as a freelance assassin. Though it’s played up that her past was “very naughty” (Magnussen S3.E3), later in the show she’s whitewashed as being part of a mercenary team that did things like extract hostages. She lied to John about who she was and used a fake name.

c.       She shoots and murders Sherlock – and gets away with it completely. Both John and Sherlock  forgive her! She faces no prosecution and no penalty even from Mycroft or Lestrade, two of Sherlock’s protectes. This is never explained. She never even  says “I’m sorry” or justifies the shooting, not until long after she’s been forgiven and everything’s been swell for her.

d.      Sherlock remains “bffs” with her after this, calling her “his family” and trying to help her when her past comes back to haunt her.

e.      Even in her best moments, she’s manipulative and selfish. For example, she insults John’s value to Sherlock and refuses to let her husband have any say in naming the baby. In fact, she names the baby after herself and announces the name to a room full of friends without discussing it with her husband first. There are a lot of instances like this.

f.        She has an extremely implausible redemption arc when she throws herself into a bullet for Sherlock. Not only does it defy all logic and physics, it’s just dumb and corny.

g.       John is grief stricken for a whole episode. Mary constantly appears as a sort of “Yoda” ghost, uttering words of wisdom and continuing to be whitewashed as some sort of wise woman who retains the role of arbitrator over John and Sherlock’s relationship, as if it’s up to her to validate it. 

h.      SHE NEVER PAYS FOR HER ASSASSIN PAST, LYING TO JOHN, OR KILLING SHERLOCK. The audience is expected to continue to welcome the cloying presence of this killer. And so much about her remains unexplained.

 4.       JOHN WATSON LOSES HIS CHARACTER ARC AND HIS AGENCY

a.       Despite the promising claims that “he’s smarter than he looks” in TAB, John Watson in S4 continues to be clueless. He keeps refusing to see how good Sherlock is and how much Sherlock is trying to help him and Mary. 

b.      John’s wife shoots Sherlock in S3 and John forgives her? How is this possible for a “strong moral principle” man who shot a stranger to save Sherlock in S1.E1? Who punched a police chief who insulted Sherlock in S2.E3?  He’s a doctor, he knew Sherlock’s wound from Mary was basically fatal! On top of this, we have a man who goes to a therapist for “trust issues” who forgives his wife for lying to him from day 1, and he’s okay with not ever knowing her real name? Honestly?

c.       John is bored but seems complacent in his marriage to Mary in S4.E1. But it’s not clear. Does he not notice the way she manipulates him, such as with the baby’s name?  He certainly seems grief-stricken after her death. If he’s really not happy in his marriage, why not make that explicit? Or vice versa? He never says “I love you” to Mary and yet, there’s no reason to withhold it since he never ends up saying it to Sherlock either. It’s just super confusing what he feels for her or for Sherlock. Basically, he seems grief-stricken. Mostly.

d.      Trashcan John. The first time another woman flirts with him, he begins a sexting affair, despite having a wife and infant at home. This is John who is “unfailingly loyal?” If it would have been a plot point, such as him being miserable with Mary, it would have been more justified. But he did it and then he’s also grief-stricken when Mary dies. Inconsistent.

e.      After Mary dies, John treats Sherlock abysmally, shuts him out, insults him, calls him a monster, accuses him of tricks, etc. to the point of physically beating Sherlock when Sherlock is drugged up and ill. This is the man who has repeatedly sacrificed himself for John. And Sherlock did nothing to deserve this abuse since he was not responsible for Mary’s death.

f.        In S4. E3, The Final Problem, John is used as more of a set piece than anything real. He helps solve the “puzzles” at the fortress, but on an emotional level there doesn’t seem to be much there.

g.       A real arc for this story would be that John finally sees/ acknowledges all that Sherlock had done for him, and/or sacrifices himself in return (like a 3 Garridebs moment). But this never happens. There is no satisfying resolution to this relationship plotline. Yes, at the end of S4.E2 John and Sherlock finally talk, John seems to forgive Sherlock, and there’s a hug. But that’s pretty minor stuff compared to all that Sherlock has done for John and feels for John and all John and Mary did to hurt Sherlock. 

h.      Even though John is technically “back at Baker Street” at the end of S4, it’s only in the capacity of a friend. In addition, John basically “defaults back” to Sherlock because he no longer has Mary.  There is no moment where John has to actively “choose” Sherlock, over Mary or even at all. THIS IS LAZY WRITING, NOT A SATISFYING RESOLUTION.

5.       GAYNESS REMAINS “TERRIBLY UNSPOKEN”

a.       This is one of the biggest crimes of the show. What we get in the end of S4 is a gay Sherlock in unrequited (desperately unspoken) love with John, a love that will seemingly never be returned. Is this 1998? Why do we have a tragic anti-gay ending like this in 2017?? It’s nearly as bad as just killing off all the gays. (Or making them all villains, which the show has also done – Irene, Moriarty, Magnussen in the hospital, and Euros).

b.      It could be argued that Sherlock is not gay, that he’s asexual, or even in love with Irene. Yet the show planted many, many clues that Sherlock is gay and in love with John.

                                                               i.      In ASiB, Sherlock repeatedly ignores or pushes off Irenes heavy advances. When he ‘wakes up’ at one point when she’s sitting across from him, his first words are “Where’s John?”

                                                             ii.      Janine says several times “I know what kind of man you are”. Even in “faking” a relationship with her, Sherlock never had sex with her (he jokes “I was waiting until we were married.”)

                                                            iii.      Sherlock’s horribly pained look at John after the wedding , and then he leaves the wedding early.

                                                           iv.      TAB, in which Sherlock confronts very gay-acting mind-palace Moriarty, facing his own homosexuality.

                                                             v.      See Sherlock’s many sacrifices for John. If that isn’t love, nothing is.

                                                           vi.      Sherlock spirals into despair and drugs whenever John abandons him.

                                                          vii.      Mary says on the DVD in S4.E2 that John is “the man we both love”.

                                                        viii.      Many, many other instances.  

c.       John is ambiguously bisexual earlier in the show then becomes strictly hetero. He flirts with Sherlock in ASiP, is horribly jealous of Irene and Janine in ASiB and HLV. Irene, whose specialty is “knowing what people like” tells John he and Sherlock are a couple. John has an implied intimate relationship with his former male commander, Sholto. In a deleted scene, he flirts with a soldier at Baskerville. There’s some drunken knee-groping during the bachelor party in TSoS. However, during all of S4, any sign of this flirty and possibly-bi John has been removed and his heterosexuality is “doubled down”. Why? To avoid any hint that he might get together with Sherlock at the end? 

d.      Sherlock never even admits outloud that he’s gay, not even obliquely. Why? Is it something to be ashamed about? Do we not deserve a gay hero? If they really intended to leave it open-ended what Sherlock was, why did they plant so much of the above evidence that he was gay? If he is gay, why not have him admit it!

 e. This all amounts to a huge queerbaiting exercise, given how many subtextural and textural clues we were given in S1-S3 that this was ulimately a romance. 

These are my thoughts on the story so far. I’ll try to update this with some pics later.

XA

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The Most Beautiful Boy in the World Pt. 1 (Read Right to Left)

I decided I wanted to create a little comic series based on this post. So, featuring Oikawa’s terrible fashion sense, here’s part one to something that I might make into a little series? Who knows~ ♡

LEMONY SNICKETT’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS IS NOW ON NETFLIX PLS GO WATCH IT.

Pros of watching this masterpiece:

  • Stays close to the source material (though im only on the 3rd episode  so)
  • Niel Patrick Harris as Count Olaf
  • Kronk’s actor is Lemony Snickett
  • gives each book 2hrs, unlike the movie which shoves 3 books into an hour forty-five
  • Montgomery Montgomery exists and is a good uncle
  • this is a great series and everyone should experience it
  • netflix made it so no commercials
  • there are jokes bout the no commercials and other meta jabs

Cons:

  • There are small bits of filler that might take away from the intense mystery, BUT they aren’t bad and explain a bit
  • its 8 hours of content at least so you might not sleep tonight
  • its only goes to the fourth book this season
  • nothing else, my only complaint is that i cant watch it all tonight.

Please go watch the show, I love these books and more people need to experience this story, its delightfully dreadful.