it's not from sherlock but whatever

“We’re going to try to take it somewhere we’ve never been before — and I don’t mean outer space,” he said. “It will be challenging place to go. We always start with a re-introduction that builds toward a darker climax – we might just be going darker…” August 2014

    

    

“Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street, and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson and terror and tragedy are looming. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning and it’s about to reach its climax.” – April 2016

    

    

“Sherlock will come to a shattering climax.” – December 2016

Part of me is really glad TFP was what it was: an inconsistent mess of plot holes without any sense in it. Its being this bad made it so much easier to cope with not getting an explicit confirmation of johnlock.

Another part of me knows deep down inside that there is no way TFP could have been a meaningful story without an explicit johnlock confirmation. It just couldn’t be.

For twelve episodes on, Sherlock had been a story about a detective and his blogger, the two of them.

Going away from that, well it sure proves that the writers can do whatever they want, they have their free will, and thus can break whatever unspoken deal they’ve made with the audience. It makes for bad writing. It makes for a different story. It makes the writers into a different kind of liars.

“This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning.”

Well, it’s not. It’s a different story, and it wasn’t part of the deal.

Okay guys here me out I had the best and angstiest Sherlock whump dream last night! I might fic it at some point I really need to tell the story now:

Sherlock had been kidnapped by a rogue military cell who wanted revenge on something that had caused them nuisance, probably Sherlock solving their crimes and exposing them or something. They took him to a war ship and away from British seas to make it harder for Mycroft to recover him. 

To Sherlock himself they told that he’s there to create a new scientific formula/weapon/whatever evil a military organisation could want. To stop him from escaping they broke his hips and his hands so he could barely move. Whenever they didn’t make him work they kept him locked in a tiny cabin at one of the bottom decks of the ship. I was the one furthest away from the power room and it was so cold there. 

Sherlock  would just lie there, in pain and desperate to go home. ‘If I’m good’, he would think, ‘If I’m good enough and do what they want they’ll let me go home.’ And when he thought of home he thought of the living room of 221B, warm, heated up by the fireplace, himself in front of it and John holding him close. And that’s what he kept dreaming of when he curled into himself, broken and cold and so alone. 

Then one night his cabin door opened. The soldiers hauled him up and told him they needed him to go back to work immediately. Sherlock deduced this was not true but a ruse to get him to go peacefully. But it’s not like it made any difference, he was hurt and overpowered. They dragged him out of the ship and onto the land, where he was handcuffed and left kneeling on the rocky shore. The leader of the organisation stepped up and told him they would have to kill him because his brother and the British forces were getting too close, and they didn’t really need him anyway, they had all the evidence they needed to execute him for his crimes against the organisation - eye for an eye. 

A gun was pressed to his forehead, and there he was, kneeling and cuffed and about to die, and for the first time in his life Sherlock knew he would not make it home. And so he cried silently. 

But the shot never rang. 

Meanwhile in a British army base John, Greg and Molly were waiting for the recovery team to return from their rescue trip. (Here’s a good spot to stop and tell that Molly and Greg were married and had a school aged daughter, yayyyy!) Before leaving they had confirmed that they had a positive identification about Sherlock’s location. John was giddy and strung up, because finally they would have news, they could even have Sherlock back. So there he stood when the team plane landed, and after all these weeks of looking he finally allowed himself to smile a little. 

The smile on his face fell when Mycroft stepped out of the plane, grim faced and without his brother. And John could not stop himself from curling inwards like a beat dog, nor could he stop his eyes welling up with tears he would not cry. His face was truly heartbreaking to watch. But he didn’t break. Instead he held it all in, walked with Mycroft to the command room and discussed strategy to find his friend. 

When he stepped out Molly was waiting for him. This time he couldn’t keep it in - he folded himself into Molly’s embrace and began sobbing. Big, white hot tears kept falling when he cried and cried and cried, and Molly rocked him from side to side, hushing him like child. ‘We’ll find him’, she’d say, ‘We’ll find him and bring him back home to you.’ John wanted to believe her but he couldn’t help doubting. What if not?

But Sherlock proved himself once more miraculous. Somehow (dream logic) he had managed to escape his execution and find the army base on his own. So there he suddenly was, exhausted and crashed on the floor, and the base around him simply exploded into action. Someone brought the word to John, and let me tell you, he ran. When he saw Sherlock he didn’t stop to think for a second: He fell to the floor in front of him and, mindful of his injuries, gathered him on his arms, stroked his hair and kissed his forehead as they cried together. 

And then my goddamn alarm went off and I woke up. WHY?? This was the most perfect Sherlock dream I’ve ever had!

@addignisherlock @savedbyholmes I thought you’d appreciate some angsty dreaming. 

Hey! This is a Sherlock PSA

You! Hey. HEY!!! Step away from the keyboard and listen to this. This is for everyone. I’m not calling anyone out or anything but there is an issue we need to talk about here:

Ships bullying each other, specifically in the Sherlock fandom.

I don’t want to hear “They started it” or anything like that crap. Just listen.

Whatever crap you’re dealing with in the outside world is valid, but you don’t have to bring it here to a place where EVERYONE is equal. We are a family, and a few of its members representing certain ships have been attacking each other.

We must stop this. Right now. What we are doing is cyber bullying, some in the name of ships, others due to misunderstandings that could’ve easily been avoided by civil conversations instead of “Look at this stupid person!”.

I realize not everyone is doing this, but there are a few who are taking things a little too far.

If we are bullying people based on who they ship or because they said something to offend you, even if they may not have realized it, in this fandom, I encourage all of you to stop and apologize to the people we may have harassed. By bullying people in this fandom, people who come to this stuff to get away from the perils of the outside world, we are bullying the fandom itself. We are driving people away from this fandom because of this.

There should be no Us vs. Them. It should be Us. All of us are in this together.

If something rubs you the wrong way, and you have strong words that may sound hurtful if you were on the other side of the computer screen, stop. Think about what you’re saying, put yourself in the others shoes and wonder “Are they really bothering me or am I just looking for a fight?”

If that doesn’t work, get away from the computer then. Go see a movie. Talk with your friends. Go shopping. Take a nap. Have sex (I really recommend this).

Again, this is not for one ship. This is for all ships, and even to those who are not bullying the other ships.

If you see someone being harassed for no good reason, stand up for that person and report it.

If you are being harassed privately, do not engage with that person, and report it.

We all need to stop. There’s room in the Sherlock playground for everyone.

S4 hints from Gatiss

New article with some new quotes today:  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/sherlock-series-four

A few things I find interesting.

Gatiss say: “Sherlock series four - here we go again! Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street - and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson bringing adventure, romance and terror in their wake. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax...”

1. Romance. This word isn’t pulled from thin air, and its not one immediately associated with “a detective show”. Yet Gatiss names it as one of three primary flavors or components of S4. Obviously the show will have adventure and terror, but it will have romance too!  (and thank fuck for that) What “romance” is S4 to bring? It’s unlikely John/Mary, because they already did that in S3 and their marriage was hardly in a healthy romantic state at the end of TAB. Alternatively it could be a side couple (Lestrade/Molly, for example or a case), but we’ve seen those sorts of minor subplots before, and it wouldn’t be considered a major theme of the show. My guess is that the romance component IS related to John and Sherlock then.

2. The story we’ve been telling from the beginning, a story about to reach its climax.  For a writer a story’s “climax” is a very specific thing, not just a euphemism. It comes at a specific point in the story arc. It defines everything that comes before and everything that comes after.  The climax is where you’ve pushed your characters so far and so far and so far during the preceding story arc, set up obstacle after obstacle, made them do more and more extreme things (Sherlock shooting Magnussen to save John, for example) until you really could not push them anymore without it becoming redundant or farce. Then, finally, the character(s) break through the main villain/obstacle and succeed. So we know, first that S4 will bring the story’s climax. Thank God. With so much waiting for episodes on this show, it’s been agony watching the story’s slow progression. So yay for S4! Can’t wait to see it.

But what is ‘the story we’ve been telling from the beginning”. I honestly can think of two things this could be. 

Option A: The “Moriarty” plotline. This was set up in S01:E01 in a big way “Moriarty!” the cabbie cries as he’s dying. And I think there’s been trickery there since the start. So yes, this could be the mains story arc they are climaxing in S4. [There’ll be a twist here – Could be Mary=Moriarty or Moriarty has a secret twin or something similar.]  Note that the Mary/John story is really PART of the Moriarty arc and also part of the Sherlock/John’s relationship arc at the same time. (”I’ll burn the heart out of you!”)

Option B: The John/Sherlock romance plotline. Also set up in S01:E01. The development of their relationship has been as key to the show as the Moriarty plotline. We definitely left it in a bad state at the end of S3, so there’s lots to resolve here. At the very least, I suspect by the end of S4 Mary will be gone and John and Sherlock will be in a state where there is no longer a big obstacle between them. However, given that “romance” is part of Gatiss’s description of S4, it’s quite possible that we’ll see the climax of John and Sherlock’s story, which may be a love confession at a Garridebs moment or a kiss.

Option C: Both. In really good writing, a scene does 3 or 4 things at the same time. It might bring a positive beat on one sub-plotline, a negative beat on the main plotline, and set up a hint for a future reveal, for example. Gatiss/Moffat have written brilliant scripts for Sherlock–dare I say, their best ever. They have intertwined the Moriarty/Johnlock plotlines so well (and if Mary is confirmed as either Moriarty or Moran, we’ll see how true this is - she’s a major player/obstacle on both plotlines). So it’s very possible the climax of BOTH plotlines will happen in the same episode.  [eg Mary is revealed to be Moriarty, John is shot and lies dying, Sherlock confesses his love– something like that.]

Tagging for spoilers.

XA

Sherlock series four - here we go again! Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street - and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson bringing adventure, romance and terror in their wake. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax…
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Mark Gatiss (x)

“Romance”, if this isn’t queerbaiting   

Sherlock series four - here we go again! Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street - and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson bringing adventure, romance and terror in their wake. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax.
—  Mark Gatiss source
December in 221B

Sherlock pacing around the sitting room while he talks out loud about the current case he’s working on, and every once in a while John stands up from his chair or walks from the kitchen and stops Sherlock mid-sentence with a kiss.  Then he goes back to whatever he’d been doing without a word.

Sherlock walking slowly around the flat as he plays his violin, eyes closed, completely focused on the music until suddenly John’s hand is on his wrist, and the violin screeches to a halt as its lowered so that John can press up onto his toes and kiss Sherlock, softly, slowly, before he pulls back and goes back to making dinner.

Sherlock sitting cross-legged on the floor in the sitting room, pictures of a gruesome crime scene spread out around him when John comes home from work.  Sherlock starts talking rapid-fire about the case, and John, without a word, comes to him, kneels down, cups Sherlock’s face in his hands and kisses him.  Then he stands up to go make tea.

John convincing Sherlock to help him decorate the tree with the ornaments and lights Mrs. Hudson has leant them, and they walk back and forth from the tree to the boxes of decorations, and it’s taking an obscene amount of time in Sherlock’s opinion because John keeps stopping him in the middle of the floor every couple of minutes to kiss him, and, not that he particularly minds the kissing, in fact he loves kissing John, but it’s been happening at such odd moments lately, and it’s all very distracting, and he’s very confused, and he doesn’t like being confused, it’s frustrating.

So when John steps in front of him again, hands settling low on Sherlock’s hips, Sherlock tilts his head back when John leans in so that he’s just out of reach of all the kissing.  Far from being deterred, however, John just presses sweet, lingering kisses to Sherlock’s jaw instead, which is even more distracting, but Sherlock manages to the get the words out anyway.

“Why do you keep kissing me?”

John chuckles and nuzzles his face against Sherlock’s neck.  “Since when am I not allowed to kiss you?”

Sherlock rolls his eyes.  “Don’t be an idiot, you’re always allowed to kiss me, I just…”

John pulls back some, tilting his head up to look into Sherlock’s face.

“You just what?”

Sherlock worries at his bottom lip with his teeth.  “I just don’t understand.” John quirks an eyebrow and Sherlock snaps, “Oh, shut up!”

John tries to hold back his grin, but he doesn’t quite succeed.  He makes up for it by sliding his hands up and down Sherlock’s sides soothingly.  “What don’t you understand?”

“The kissing, John!  It’s so…so random!  Why do you kiss me when I’m talking or when I’m playing violin or when I’m holding a bunch of tinsel, it’s maddening!”

John is giggling by the time Sherlock’s rant ends, and Sherlock is infuriated until John says, “C’mere, you idiot,” and pulls him down into a deep, lovely kiss that never seems to end and that makes Sherlock’s toes curl in his shoes.  

When John pulls back, he looks up, flicking his eyes in a way that takes Sherlock’s kiss-hazy brain a bit longer than normal to understand.  Finally, he follows the trajectory of John’s gaze, and there, hanging above him, right in the middle of the ceiling, is mistletoe.

Series four begins with the nation’s favourite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge - becoming parents for the first time.

“Sherlock series four - here we go again! Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street - and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson bringing adventure, romance and terror in their wake. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax…”

— 

Shooting for Sherlock series four begins

Bringing adventure, romance and terror…

I’M FUCKING NOT OKAY !! I’M A MESS

  • Steven Moffat: "Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead BACK TO BAKER STREET, and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson and TERROR and TRAGEDY are looming. This is the story we’ve been telling FROM THE BEGINNING and it’s about to reach its CLIMAX.”
  • Many people: Oh look at them! John and Mary are so happy and in love with each other. That's gonna be so wonderful with the baby and Sherlock as her godfather with this cute dog by his side. Such a wonderful story!
  • "Love, peace, cuteness, happiness (heteronormativity *coughs*),..."
  • Me: Aren't you listening? Terror and tragedy? Back to Bakerstreet? A story they've been telling from the beginning? Climax?
  • How blind and deaf can people actually be?
  • You're all gonna be so shocked...
  • They are playing with you and then they gonna rip your hearts out...*laughs madly and jumps wildly around*
Sherlock series four - here we go again! Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street - and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson bringing adventure, romance and terror in their wake. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax…
—  Mark Gatiss on the BBC Sherlock Series 4 announcement (x)

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