Here we go.
Dear Johnlock friends,
I am a little nervous about this, so please bear with me. I have never done anything like this (usually I just reblog things and crawl into a corner). So, here we go.
I’m a Sherlollian. So we obviously disagree on some things in the show. But I spent the better part of an hour typing up a Sherlolly meta and I came to a realization. For me, honestly, this is just a ship. One that I feel passionately about, but I have never really thought it will become canon. But I think you guys, for the most part, have put so much of yourselves into this ship that its possible demise is heart wrenching in a way I can never comprehend. But do you know what? You should be proud of yourselves. Holy shit, you should be so damn proud. Even if Johnlock never happens, you have created a culture. And when people talk about Sherlock, Johnlock comes with it. And everyone I’ve talked to, though they think you guys are kind of crazy (in the best possible way, I think), admires your loyalty and your theories. God, your art and your fanfictions are amazing! Your metas even make me doubt what I think. You even have me half convinced I’m going to be seeing an alternate version of the episode on Sunday. And the few TJLC Explained videos I watched are well thought out and well made.
And I understand that you may think that Johnlock not becoming canon is a huge step back. You may be right. Part of me is heartbroken for you (assuming, of course, that Johnlock doesn’t become canon, though all is not lost) and wants to see everything you hoped for, all of the theories of the scene not being shown at the initial screening, to be right. They could be. It’s Sherlock after all. But you guys are amazing. God, you are so great. I am so fucking impressed. You have made a show into a cause. You see things that I could have never seen and honestly, I kind of want to see a version of Sherlock written by any of you.
Sorry, I’m not really articulating this very well, but in essence, I just wanted to say that I love you guys, despite the fact that I haven’t really interacted with any of you. You have created a fandom phenomenon. You are a cause. And though I am done with tumblr for a little while (I really need to get my shit together), I hope that you are happy with the new episode for better or for worse.
(and to all my followers, if you’re reading this, I appreciate everything that you’ve done and all your support, and maybe I’ll talk to you again at another time)