mary is supposed to be the villain

anonymous asked:

I like Mary. I think she's awesome. I don't see why she has to be evil.

Oh, boy, okay.

Listen you can like Mary all you want – I loved her too before the fucked up her entire story arc – but her entire arc was building up to be a villain, and a badass one that was going to go down with a fight. 

I’m REALLY not trying to be pedantic here, Nonny, but asks like this force me to pull out receipts, all of which I’m sure you’re not going to read, because who likes to be proved wrong, but I digress. I always end up sounding more harsh than I am when all I want to do is educate you on my perspective and what the narrative is teaching us.

THAT’S Why she’s a villain. When a character kills the title character of a show, they are coded as the bad guy unless they do a redemption arc that actually is a redemption.

Mary had NO redemption arc AT ALL. Even in S4, Mary is STILL manipulating and emotionally abusing Sherlock and John against each other with her fucking creepy-assed DVDs and her belittling of John in T6T. She still runs off to go do her little assassin things and still lied and manipulated everyone. And I know the argument is going to come up, but Mary’s gunshot was NOT a redemption. A redemption arc has the ex-villain doing a good deed and being genuinely sorry for their past actions. Not ONCE Mary has ever apologized for any of the shit she put everyone through. All of it was a plan, especially if she had creepy DVDs made FAIRLY RECENTLY (you can tell because of the hair style) to send out to people. Also:


That and Mary’s entire death scene was RIDICULOUS and completely contradicted EVERY rule that was established in this universe only 2 episodes prior on how characters die.

Nonny, Mary’s character arc is one I have been passionate about for many years, even before I was a Johnlocker, because her character was fascinating to me, and helped me understand the psychology and make sense of events that were happening in my life at the time. Right up until TAB, Mary was being coded as the next Moriarty. For some reason or another, Mofftiss decided to turn her into an “assassin with an heart of gold” and failed spectacularly.

If Mary truly was good, she WOULD HAVE TOLD JOHN FROM THE BEGINNING WHO SHE WAS, OR AT LEAST TOLD SHERLOCK SHE NEEDED HELP. HLV would have not played out as it did. Instead deciding that killing Sherlock was her only option so that she could continue to manipulate John, since she knew he was most malleable when he was grieving Sherlock.

You can read Mary’s character however you want, I could care less… well okay apparently I do because of this reply… But please, seriously consider that what became of her character really made no goddamned sense to the narrative arc the built for her and quite frankly really lazy writing. Just because she is a woman, doesn’t mean that she is nice and sweet and not abusive. Excusing her of her brand of emotional abuse and manipulation is really sexist.

People thought my mother was a nice person, too.

Hey guys listen

So about that Villanos discourse
I get it
A lot of people don’t like Markiplier because of that whole pewdiepie drama
But that is NO reason to avoid the show
It’s an absolutely amazing show and yknow what makes it better!!! It’s made by Mexican people!!!!
And yknow 5.0.5. doesn’t really speak?? So it’ll just be Mark making weird noises
You guys are really going to avoid this show for /that/???

And now the whole lemonteaflower drama
Yes, they did Really Really Bad Things
But hey guess what?
THEY APOLOGIZED!!! HOLY SHIT CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? Just because someone did something wrong before, doesn’t mean they can’t redeem themselves and try to become a better person
And again!!! They’re just a storyboard artist, you’re really gonna let this ruin the show for you???
If you’re not going to watch the show bc of these things, you are truly a terrible person
So many people worked hard on this, and what makes this more important is that they aren’t white!! Let us have something nice
You guys are so stupid
‘Oh well this problematic person is gonna be working on it which means it’s a problematic thing :////’
We’re all problematic in one way or another, but that shouldn’t get in the way of enjoying the show!!

Unless it’s like some Attack on Titan kind of shit, in which the entire series is supposed to be a Really Really Bad and Disgusting Message put into it, watch the damn show for what it is and not who’s on it

I interrupt your daily dash-scrolling to present you the idea of a PIRATE AU FOR MIRACULOUS

(brought to you by maddy, who just watched the new pirates of the Caribbean movie which was amazing by the way)

okay but gUYS

-the baker’s daughter Marinette, loved by all, adorable, yeah yeah
-but all she wants is to travel the world and sail the seas
-her best friend Alya, the newspaper girl of the town, adores her more than anyone
-she’d do anything for her
-she’d ESPECIALLY love to be part of her crew
-but in this town, girls aren’t allowed to be captains of ships
-it pisses Marinette off so much but she’s the little innocent one she wouldn’t do anything right?
-nope. nope, she- she just stole a ship. she just stole a huge boat.
-Marinette what have you done
-now she’s on the run, with Alya by her side
-and a crew of Alix, Nathaniel, Kim, Max, Ivan, Mylene and Aurore
-the mayor of the town is so damn angry it’s actually hilarious
-he sends local heartthrob and son of the world-famous retired captain Gabriel, Adrien Agreste, to find her and bring her back to be executed
-so he does
-mayor’s daughter finds out and casually brings up that she’d like to be a part of the investigation
-‘girls can’t be on the ship, that’s why we’re chasing down miss dupain Cheng in the first place’
-yeah well Chloe doesn’t like that
-she sneaks on board pretending to be a guy
-chaos ensues, but the best part is when Chloe and Adrien come across the hot pirate known as Capt. Ladybug two years later
-hopeless romantics Chloe- no, dammit, she’s supposed to be a boy, her name is Keenan- and Adrien abandon their mission
-Chloe reveals she’s a girl
-'hell yeah welcome to our crew’
-they like to steal from their old town
-Alya, Adrien and Chloe have fights over Mari
-quiet and brooding Nath, who carves intricate patterns into the boat, finds out and joins in
-so does Nino
-until Nino and Nath end up falling in love with Adrien
-Nath totally forgets about Mari
-Nino doesn’t

anonymous asked:

I've been gone like a week and so much has happened apparently? Please help me i'm lost

I s2g TJLC is the wildest fuckin’ ride. Every time I think the conspiracy can’t get any deeper new shit pops up. At this point I’ve just accepted that this whole thing is more complex and mad than I ever could have imagined so all bets are off.

Short summary of this week in TJLC (29th Jan - 4th Feb):

(Which probably doesn’t include everything, because seven days in Johnlock time is like seven years in the actual world):

The Case of the Duplicate Man — aka., the Duplicate Steve?

Steve Thompson, the screenwriter for TRF, is most likely not real and is a pseudonym for Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Either that, or Mofftiss have been keeping this man hidden in the Basement for the past five years.

Derren Brown’s involvement with TRF/S4

Derren Brown, the mentalist and illusionist, has likely been involved with integrating narrative rug pulls into the show since TRF. (Probably collaborating with Moffat and Gatiss under the Steve Thompson pseudonym as well.) It’s likely that the events that occurred in TRF/leading up to TRF were set up to parallel and work into Season 4.

Snapper Films’ new production “Sherlock North”

Sherlock North, the concept for a new show, popped up in Variety on the 2nd Feb. Basically an AU where Sherlock lives in Finland and John is genderbent to be “Johanna Watson”. We’re still on the fence as to whether it’s fake or not, but personally I’m leaning towards the former.

The show itself is causing quite a stir because it’s likely that John has just been made a woman for the sole purpose of introducing a romantic subplot. Almost as if you can’t have a romance unless it’s heterosexual … Hm. Anyway. There’s quite a bit of evidence suggesting that the show may just be part of the ARG or a prank of some sort, the most incriminating being the show’s promo picture, which is literally just some stock images photoshopped together.

The Season 1 Script Release

Probably the most important development in the conspiracy this week: the BBC has released the scripts for season one, except they appear to have been thoroughly tampered with, beyond the typical script-to-screen discrepancies. They’re full of typos, fake scenes, and quite a bit of mischaracterisation of John. Most notably, the dates have been changed for the serial suicides in ASiP to correspond to entries on John’s blog. This key calls back to Eurus’ game with the “funny gravestones” in TFP.

The “His Last Vow” Emmy’s Script Release

Funnily enough, at the same time that the BBC released the scripts to S1 we also happened to stumble upon the script for His Last Vow that had supposedly been submitted for award consideration to the Emmys. This script also appears to have been tampered with, especially in terms of the contrast between Mary’s coding as a villain on screen vs. her coding as a ‘hero’ figure in the script. Not to mention the fact that Mycroft at one point states “you know what we did to our sister” as opposed to “the other one” – which doesn’t make any sense because it implies that Mofftiss leaked their supposed “big plot twist” two years prior to TFP. Not to mention the pronoun “we”. The whole thing is deliberately made to feel off.

- The scripts in general are pretty jam-packed full of clues, misdirections, and Johnlock subtext, not to mention the hilarious denial of such subtext including the, now iconic, “proper, manly embrace” on the tarmac.

- Notable Johnlock script subtext: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14],
- Notable villain!Mary script subtext: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5],
- Other relevant details (”M” theory/discrepancies/extra scenes/ foreshadowing etc.): [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10],
- Bonus: [1], [2]

As of now? We’re at a bit of an impasse. Waiting for Mofftiss to make the next move.

Dare I say — Mood?

Originally posted by sherlockspeare

anonymous asked:

Just random queastions. 1.) Do you think, that they maybe changed their mind after the reaction to the withanaccent-interview and felt so insulted, that they decided, to not make Johnlock canon after all? 2.) The tarmac-scene has some big similaritis to a scene in DW (don´t know what to say; question about the future; last chance to say "it") and is just built up like a love confession-scene. Do you think that maybe TPTB didn´t notice this? Or really thought it was funny? I´m so confused... tbc

3.)Benedict seems to be such a nice person (I love Martin even more, but he is not so outwardly caring.) etc. and i just can´t imagine him agreeing to queerbaiting? (I find most of “TJLC-Evidence” not very convincing, because I would also die etc. for a friend, but the tarmac-scene is imo queerbaiting/almost love confession. They HAVE TO notice what the scene implies!?). 4.)They always say it is their show etc. and that they don´t care about critics, do they really think of themself as SO GOOD?

5.) They said, that ACD did a mistake with Mary. Why do they do the same? I completly hate that dog-comperison/Mary-is-better-scene (TST is my least favoruite episode). It had to be a active descision to give Mary the narration over John ( THE ACTUAL NARRATOR!). They can´t just ignore all the terrible things they say about Mary and make her some angel asassian who saves John/Sherlock and is better than everyone?! And she is there the WHOLE TIME! She killed Sherlock! Why? Why? Why? For Amanda???

6.) There is that Amanda Abbington-Interview where she talks about coming back. Do you really thing that we´ll maybe have to see Mary-flashbacks/callbacks in every new episode? 7.) Prior to season 4, they said that they have 3 new cases etc., but in the end it wasn´t really like in season 1-2 (season 3 actually was my favorite season, but it clearly was different). TST and TFP ended in family drama. Do you trust them to go back to “normal” cases, without the need to over complicate everything?

8.)Do you think, that they maybe change their mind “pro-johnlock”(if it really was just a joke to them), after critics like Indiewire etc. called them out for the queerbaiting/John and Sherlocks feelings for eachother? That maybe they´ll realize that it´s not just “teenager girls” “hallucinating”? 9.)Do you believe in a season 5 (especially with BC as DS now)? 10.)Will we ever know, what John wanted to say in TRF? 11.)With TFP i wonder,do they truly believe we watch the show for the plot twists?

Oh Wow, Lots of stuff to get to here! Let’s have a look-see!

  1. Well, that interview would have had nothing to do with any of their decisions; if a journalist had that kind of power in the history of Sherlock ever, then it would have been canon in S2, or ahdblock been canon in S3, or sher/0//ie canon in episode one. Like… no, and that interview was garbage anyway. Anything that Mofftiss have done, is COMPLETELY on them and MAYBE the BBC. They were already filming TFP, I believe, around that time frame, so no, it had no bearing whatsoever on the outcome of the series.
  2. Ah, yup, Doomsday’s Bad Wolf Bay and the tarmac scene are pretty much identical (and just as painful), yet no one argues what The Doctor was going to say. But years later, we STILL have to prove to people that Sherlock indeed was going to and did tell John that he loved him. It drives me crazy. Mofftiss knew EXACTLY what they were doing, especially since the scene has parallels to the tarmac scene’s unspoken love in Casablanca. They did it on purpose; it’s even framed similarily to that tarmac, and the wording similar to Bad Wolf Bay. Just… They can’t seriously expect us to not believe it wasn’t meant romantically.
  3. Well, to be fair, I don’t think EITHER OF THEM wanted to be part of a giant queerbaiting fest. They both seemed immensely proud of their portrayals of their characters, Ben AND Martin played both of their characters gay and bi respectively, and BOTH men support LGBT causes and Ben is vocal against homophobia (I’m pretty sure Martin is as well, I just know Ben’s interviews better). I really honestly believe that they thought they were creating something different and were led to believe a different outcome of their character arcs than what we got. I don’t fault them at all – they are just puppets for the puppetmasters.
  4. Oh, they’re lying so hard about their lack of caring… If they didn’t care, Gattiss wouldn’t have written back, in prose, to a critic and Moffat wouldn’t be like “I don’t understand why no one likes this season” (paraphrasing, of course, but his blasé attitude is SO annoying and pretentious). Neither of them have really, otherwise, done anything but remain in hiding after the fallout of S4. It’s both suspicious and really REALLY annoyingly petty.
  5. Yeah, I STILL am reeling over their complete 180˚ of Mary’s character. It makes no fucking sense; they clearly were combining her character with that of the role of Sebastian Moran in ACD canon, and the arc was going to be brilliant. I have a lot of personal very biased opinions on why they did it, but yeah, it doesn’t make any fucking sense. THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING with her character. That and Moffat is terrible at writing women characters at the end of their arcs. If anything, her character was just unnecessarily shoehorned into a bigger role because they decided last minute to NOT make her Moran after all even though they STILL tied her character to Moriarty in S4. ACD did WAY better with Mary as a background character. And YES, it was SO WRONG of her to be the narrator, just… NO she’s NOT the one telling the stories. Ugh.
  6. Ugh, is there? Okay, look, IF – IFFFFF –  it’s shown in S5 that all of S4 was a ruse orchestrated by mostly her hand, reverting her character back to where it should be, THEN maybe I can accept her back in the fifth season and make her the badass villain she was SUPPOSED to be. I don’t believe she is dead because her gunshot was fake af, although I do ALSO believe that she may have been killed John in the false narrative scenario. If she comes back, it will be to explain her true actions in S4. Otherwise, she’s dead, we don’t need to see her anymore. Flashbacks maybe, but that’s it.
  7. S3 was my favourite season too, but I think that’s a personal bias because I love Sherlock’s character so much and I loved seeing how far their relationship arc progressed. T6T and TLD barely even HAD cases… and TFP, I don’t know her… so I don’t know where this idea came from. The whole season seemed intent on keeping John and Sherlock as distant from each other as possible, making Sherlock the sidekick TO MARY in his own show, and putting “no one asked for this” focus on Mary. Look, I know it sounds like I hate her, but I REALLY DON’T. I hate what they DID TO HER CHARACTER, and trying to call S4 a case-centred series when CLEARLY the case was a moot point in the first episode to Mary-backstory, it’s ridiculous. There wasn’t really a case in TLD – Sherlock was high off his rocker through most of the episode and Culverton did his weird creepy rapey thing. And I don’t even know what the fuck case was happening in TFP. I WANT to trust them to go back to Just The Two of Them Against the Rest of the World (what was that line even, then?!?!), but I fear that they won’t and will find a way to shoehorn another character-we-don’t-care-about *coughs* Eurus*coughs* into the story.
  8. Oh, I don’t think anyone could change Mofftiss’ minds. Look, if Johnlock DOES become canon, it will be because it was the plan all along, but because of how far S4 strayed off the narrative arc, it will look like they did it because of public outcry, NOT because it was their brilliant plan. They should have just stuck to the narrative rather than try for a publicity stunt that will probably work against them in the end.
  9. Tough to say about S5. There are reports about it being already commissioned, but I fear the negative reception may keep Martin and Ben far away from it if it turns out it really is a face-value series. I don’t know. BBC seems proud of what they got, so probably will get one. It’s one of the BBC’s top-rated shows (I think pre-S4 it was higher than Dr. Who), so who knows.
  10. Hahaha nope, I don’t think so. I USED to think we would, that Mofftiss were better writers together and would at least round out all the plot holes, but… S4 leaves me skeptical on a lot of things.
  11. I REALLY do think that they think we like the plot twists rather than the stories. Like… no. People were watching for the relationship, whether they knew it or not, platonic or not. The story of two men with the greatest friendship / relationship of all time. Not for … whatever the hell TFP was.


  • sherlock in hlv: mary, whatever he’s got on you, let me help
  • mary, already pulling the trigger: lolz, no
  • sherlock in tst: stay close to me and i will keep you safe from him, i promise you
  • mary, already digging out the drugs: didn’t you learn the last time?
  • and you’re trying to tell me we’re supposed to pretend she’s not the villain here?
Lessons from Mrs Heteronormativity, Part III

Hi everybody,
’Mary’ here - again! You do remember me, your new storyteller, don’t you? (link)
My dear colleague Jim - Mr Homophobia - asked me to add a couple of things to my last lesson about him (link) – just to highlight some stuff he’s particularly proud of…

Jim has made some important achievements regarding homophobia. Last time I told you about how he managed to give LGBTQ people a negative representation and how his influence made a lesbian pretend to fall in love with a man. I also showed you how the two of us managed to leave a forceful imprint on Sherlock, enough for him to question his own sanity, his self worth and even his right to live. Great job, wasn’t it?

But if you look at the whole picture there are more things to boast about, on a society level, and I’ll try to go through them in chronological order:

1. In TRF Mr Homophobia managed to (at least symbolically) take over the rule of the country:

But – come to think of it – something similar actually seems to have happened before:

”Children who need to be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay. —- All of those children are being cheated of a sound start in life - yes cheated.”
(quote from Margaret Thatcher’s speech to Conservative Party Conference October 9, 1987)

Oh, what a remarkable woman! Such a pity we couldn’t stop Sherlock from smashing that beautiful bust of her in TST:

But at least Maggie managed to make an imprint on him:

2. In TRF Mr Homophobia also sees to it that Sherlock is put behind bars…

…while the real criminals are getting away:

Ah, Pentonville Prison! Just like the case of some other Wilde person I seem to recall from long ago… I mean, how many hate crimes are never solved? But fortunately Mr Homophobia makes sure the detectives are imprisoned… Atta boy!

3. Thanks to Mr Homophobia’s influence on media, in TRF we see them speculate about people’s sexual orientation in a rather meddlesome way:

And of course my dear husband would panic, wouldn’t he?

4. One of the most long-lasting achievements in TRF, I believe, was Mr Homophobia’s capacity to kidnap and poison children:

If they survived it, at least Jim made sure they would be scared the next time they saw an LGBTQ person:

And the best thing is, Jim also made sure this person was blamed for it all (see Maggie’s quote above for additional reference):

5. The final outcome - the icing on the cake – was when Jim pushed this someone to simply disappear, preferably by suicide:

And I believe you know the rest of the story; that’s where I was able to take over.
So, I hope I’ve made my point quite clear here: Mr Homophobia is a valuable asset to our society, and together we rule this show right now – even though we’re supposed to be dead!

[Sorry, I just can’t stop doing this; I hope it doesn’t offend anyone. Because the thing is, the more I try to look at BBC Sherlock metaphorically and look for an alternative meaning of it rather than taking Series 4 at face value, the more sense it actually makes to me. The only thing I feel convinced about right now is that the villains have taken over the spirit of the show. And these villains do seem to represent something.]

Thank You (A John Rant)

Okay so. I’m not over Sherlock. But I am over Johnlock…happening in the show. I accept that. Not the story they wanted to tell. Fine. There’s many, many questions about the choices they made if that was the direction they were going and things I have trouble liking but…whatever. I have fics and RPs, it will do.

But you know what I want now, if there is a Series 5?

I want John to tell Sherlock; “Thank you.

Thank you for curing me of my limp and giving me a purpose in life again.

Thank you for giving me access to your debit card after knowing me for a couple of months and taking cases that you know will give us money so I don’t have to worry about finances.

Thank you for saving me that time I was kidnapped and almost killed.

Thank you for going through two years of hell in exile, involving suicide missions and torture, just to save my life and a couple of our friends.

Thank you for saving me that time I was kidnapped and almost killed. 

Thank you for organising my wedding and writing the most beautiful best man speech and then saving someone else I cared about.

Thank you for showing me the truth about who my wife is and then persuading me to be with her, despite what she did to you, because you just wanted me to be happy and with the woman you thought and I loved and was carrying my child.

Thank you for shooting the man who was threatening to destroy our lives and thus sentencing yourself to yet another exile and more likely suicide mission. Additional points for not telling me about this to save me further grief.

Thank you for babysitting my daughter and being a good godfather because I have trouble remembering she even exists half the time.

Thank you for almost killing yourself and putting yourself in harms way all because my wife suggested it would be the only thing to pull me out of my grief after she died even though I wrongly blamed you for her death.

Thank you for comforting me and embracing me after I beat the shit out of you and confessed to having cheated on the woman you had tried so hard to protect for me.

Thank you for standing up for me to your brother and calling me family.

Thank you for saving me that last time I was kidnapped and almost killed. I doubt it will be the last.”

Where is this? Any of this, in the entire show? 

When does John ever show ANY gratitude or recognition for Sherlock as a person? The only moment I can think of is when he hugs him at his wedding, only after Sherlock has poured his heart out, and John has had some wine to curb his inhibitions. The rest of the time he just bitches and snaps about how much of a madman or inhuman monster Sherlock is. That’s when he’s not physically assaulting him. When are we going to get to see John do something for Sherlock?

Okay he saves him once in the first episode. Good…is that it? In four seasons, are we ever going to see that again?

We see him save Sherlock in TAB! But, oh wait, that’s all in Sherlock’s head.

We see him save Sherlock in TLD! Oh, except he’s the one who beat him up and abandoned him there in the first place. Also he apparently only went to save him because Mary: Blu Ray Edition told him to. Also, the policeman could have kicked that door in!

We are TOLD in TSOT that he’s saved Sherlock ‘so many times and in so many ways’. We’re only shown one or two of these times. And the other ways he apparently saved Sherlock…well, I don’t think we honestly see a lot of John trying to explain and teach Sherlock to be a better person, it’s just nagging and snapping and then implying that causes him to change. It’s hardly Beauty and the Beast. I’d argue Sherlock wasn’t that much of a monster to begin with. John is hardly a saint or someone who can tell others how to be moral either.

I suppose John does help rebuild Sherlock’s flat in the end….Call it even? :P

The reason I’m focusing so much on this is because, before watching that ‘Why Sherlock is Garbage’ vid, I was beginning to think I was alone in seeing how John was poorly used in this show. I rarely saw anyone else complaining at how many times this supposedly badass army doctor gets kidnapped and needs Sherlock to rescue him, especially in contrast to how often John gets to be the hero (almost never). But I got to see someone else rant about it at last and I hate it because he also pointed out how the show really is about making Sherlock out to be this superhuman hero rather than a clever detective. Watson goes from being a hero in his own right to being a tool used to show off how awesome Sherlock is.

And not just Sherlock, but Mary as well. In TST, Mary nearly takes John’s place, with Sherlock stating she is ‘better at this than him’. Because that’s what Holmes and Watson fans want to see! Watson being replaced and seen as useless! It’s the same anger I have in how they turned the three badass fairies whom I loved from Sleeping Beauty into three neglectful idiots in Maleficent; unnecessarily tearing down a beloved character in order to build up another.

But, despite this all, I do still love John Watson. Before Series 3 he was my favourite character. Maybe it’s Martin’s amazing acting or maybe it’s the potential I saw. Maybe it’s me confusing ACD!Watson (which is NOT fanon Watson, thank you!) with Mofftiss’ Watson. Maybe it’s because John starts out as the character we are first introduced through and who we are supposed to see their world through so there’s a need to identify and like this character. So I really, really want the writers to start giving a crap about John and stop sacrificing his potential as a good friend and true hero for the sake of making Sherlock the big, amazing Christ figure who always saves the day and everyone else is a damsel in distress. 

I love Sherlock too, I do, and I do like the journey his character has gone through. But it’s supposed to be a show about BOTH of them as heroes. And, you know what, it’s not even that big a problem if you do have John just as a damsel in distress. It’s kinda insulting to the original Watson but, whatever, it’s an adaptation and a new spin, you can do what you like. Lois Lane, April O’Neal, Xander from Buffy, these are likeable characters despite ending up needing to be rescued a lot. But if the character being saved can not even be grateful to the hero - then how we, as the audience, see them as worth saving, let alone remaining ‘best friends’ with?

If this is supposed to be a show that is about a great friendship - then make that friendship great! Because at the moment it feels painfully one-sided and the idea that this could be the last series, that the show could end with them in this unhealthy state, makes me way more sad than the idea of them not getting together romantically. 


First off, Happy Anniversary Miraculous Ladybug!!! This show took over my life and I have no regrets. Except maybe the lack of sleep but totally worth it. 

Ah, procrastination my old friend. I swear I didn’t even to plan to finish this just when the anniversary came up. Happy coincidence. Anywho, with this epilogue, I’m finally pulling the curtain on my miraculous Cinderella AU. Thank you so much for enjoying the fun with me. I’m going to take a break, aside from a few requests that I’ve put on hold. I’m moving to the US in October and hopefully find a job that’s more fulfilling to me. 

How about a bit of story, cos I obviously couldn’t draw every single detail: 

  • Eight years have passed, and the Royal family now have a beloved prince and princess. Hugo Gerald Agreste, 6-7 years old, and Emma Maylis Agreste, 4 years old. The Lahiffe family have their twins, Erwan (left) and Ethan (right), who are 6 years old. 
  • Hugo and Emma have a habit of distracting each other and running off to do whatever is fun. Marinette blames this particular habit on Adrien. It’s gets worse when the Lahiffe twins are in the picture.
  • Emma is obsessed with fairies so she adores fairy tales and likes being called nicknames with “fairy” attached to them. The surprise Hugo wants to show Emma is indeed a fairy. He has seen glimpses of a cute flying purple figure (*wink*Noorooo*wink*) around the palace.
  • Hugo (obviously) inherits all of his father’s toys so Adrien takes every chance to relive all of his childhood. (One Piece reference cos I’m a big fan. I missed my chance in that one flashback arc.) Unlike Adrien, Hugo loves things related to the jungle. He likes to think of himself fierce like a tiger so that quickly became his nickname. 
  • Marinette sewed doll plushies for Emma. As you can see, she made Ladybug, Chat Noir, and Tikki. No Plagg cos Mari doesn’t know what he looks like and Adrien couldn’t remember him clearly when Mari started making the doll plushies. Plagg may or may not have pulled a few pranks cos he felt a little left out. During bedtime, whenever Marinette or Adrien would run out of stories to read they would use the Ladybug and Chat Noir plushies and improvise with a new villain each time. 
  • For bonding time, sometimes Marinette teaches her children how to bake while Adrien teaches them gardening and flower language. (Btw, the flowers Adrien are holding are supposed to be carnations but i drew them too big haha. Let’s just say the royal gardens have a special variety of large carnations.)
  • Whenever Marinette or Adrien are away or too busy, Gabriel helps keep Emma and Hugo entertained, usually with hide and seek. They make it a contest to see who could make Grandpa Gabe give up in finding them. So far, neither child has been successful.
  • Ethan and Erwan inherited their father’s love for music. However, Ethan is more skilled with his hands while Erwan loves using his vocal cords. (The song they’re singing is from Téir Abhaile Riú by Celtic woman. I’ll always be grateful for such a wonderful festival song recommendation.)

anonymous asked:

Why do you like anne boleyn?

I’ve been fascinated with her since I was about 5 years old. For a young, curious girl there was something captivating about a woman whose charisma and intelligence managed to change the course of history in a time when women were still supposed to be demure second class citizens. I’ve also always been particularly interested in women who were made out to be villains and manipulated in to being scapegoats for the faults of their husbands or male counterparts: Marie Antoinette, Lady Jane Grey, Anne, Cleopatra. I even did a dissertation at secondary school on Livia Drusilla, Emperor Augustus’ wife, who was portrayed as a murderous, social climbing psychopath. 

  • She was fiercely intelligent and not afraid of showing it. She was known to be quick witted and highly accomplished for her day. In other words, she won people over with more than just her sexuality. 
  • She could have let herself be a pawn but instead she took the situation her father had created- pushing her to be a mistress to the king- and turned it in to something she was happy with. Basically she refused to let herself be manipulated because she was a woman.  
  • She wouldn’t sleep with Henry until he was committed to making her his wife. Not only does it take a hell of a lot of guts to turn down the most powerful man in the country for years but it also flies in the face of this image of her being a homewrecker. She wouldn’t be his mistress, despite all of the accusations of her being a “slut.” 
  • She was a dedicated reformer. It’s possible that she promoted the reformation because it promoted her position, but nonetheless she was a passionate believer in reforming the church and making religion more accessible. 
  • She did a lot for poor and vulnerable people. Much like Marie Antoinette, her charitable work and her dedication to helping people is all but ignored in favour of the more scandalous parts of her life. For example, she had a big fight with Cromwell because, after the seizing of the church’s assests, Anne wanted the money to go to charity whereas Cromwell wanted it for himself and the King. 
  • She was highly influential over Henry’s choices and was a brilliant politician. To some that might seem like a bad thing, but I personally think it’s bad ass that her intelligence and ambition meant she was taken seriously as a decision maker and she was instrumental in a lot of agreements, like the alliance with France
  • She had no issue telling Henry he was wrong, which was dangerous for a wife. They argued quite a bit but she was astute. 
  • She was a devoted mother. In that time, women maintained a certain amount of distance from childrearing and Anne was unusually involved in Elizabeth’s life. 
  • She was hated by a hell of a lot of people, watched her brother and friends be executed and was accused of things like incest and witchcraft, but she maintained her dignity above everything. She had an enormous amount of strength 

I think this quote from Eric Ives, a historian, sums it up for me: 

“A woman in her own right—taken on her own terms in a man’s world; a woman who mobilised her education, her style and her presence to outweigh the disadvantages of her sex; of only moderate good looks, but taking a court and a king by storm. Perhaps, in the end, it is Thomas Cromwell’s assessment that comes nearest: intelligence, spirit and courage.”

  • *George, Harold, Mary, and Melvin are hiding in the treehouse after all the villains have teamed up and captured CU*
  • Harold: HEY! What are doing just sitting around here for?
  • Melvin: Well, what the heck are we supposed to do, you moron?
  • Mary: *near tears* It's over, Harold. They've got my dad. And we're just kids! What can we do?
  • Harold: What? "Over"? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until WE decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HECK NO!
  • Melvin: Germans?
  • George: Forget it, he's on a roll.

writingwife-83  asked:

9, 17, and 27 for the salty fandom asks hehe! :D

From this salty ask list. Feel free to ask me other questions, I am salty enough to require high blood pressure pills!

9. Most disliked character(s)? Why?

If we’re talking villains, I’m gonna go with Magnussen. I mean, come on, the man is just…gross. If we’re talking regular characters…it depends. John isn’t always on the top of my list, especially after TST. What’s that, you say? You’re more upset about him texting another woman than beating the crap out of his supposed best friend?

Why yes, I respond, I am. Here’s why: Sherlock forgave Mary for shooting him, and so I forgave her. Sherlock forgave John for beating the crap out of him, and so I (a bit more reluctantly) forgave him. But the emotional affair John had? Sorry, but no. That’s not “just texting”; an emotional affair can be just as devastating as a physical one. And the way John spoke to the Imagi-Mary in TLD just confirmed to me that he would have probably ended up REALLY cheating on her at some point in the future, all just to prop up his fragile little ego because he was jealous of his wife.

Hmm, I guess I still have some Major Feelings™ about John H. Watson even months after S4.

17. Instead of XYZ happening, I would have made ABC happen…

It’s a tie.

Instead of Molly Hooper having so little screen time on the pretext that she’s not a canon character or whatever Moftiss used to justify pushing her to the side so much, I would have given her a much more prominent role in S4. That way the build up to the ILY scene would have been much, much more powerful.

And I wouldn’t have killed Mary off, that goes without saying but I’m saying it anyway.

27. Least shippable character?

Culverton Smith. (What? Regular character? Oh, OK…) In spite of the fact that I have fun with Mythea, I’m gonna go with Mycroft. Because I really don’t see him (even after S4) as being really capable of romantic entanglements. I honestly think he’s spent too much time being The Ice Man and dealing with his siblings’ messed up lives to be able to give anyone else enough of his heart (debatable as that organ’s existance may be in his opinion) to anyone else.

If anyone has played through “The Wolf Among Us” by Telltale Games (which was based on the Fables comic books), did anyone else find Bloody Mary as bloody terrifying as I did??? 

She was such a cool villain, and I LOOOOOVED her character design.  I’ve been wanting to draw her for like 2 years since I beat the game the first time but never got around to it. 

I played through the game again a month or two ago and found her just as terrifying the second time around, and I even knew what was coming that time!!  Her boss fight was soooo cool and exciting~!  (☆ u ☆)

Anyway, this was originally supposed to be a warmup, but it ended up turning into a screenshot redraw.  Here’s the original screenshot:


When the transfer student that supposed to be from another country ( who is actually turn into a villain) can’t take a hint that guy is not that in to them …… 

When the main chick have to call the transfer chick out in front of the boo.. 


I keep saying that Mari and Usa would be some damn good friends… 

French Sailor Moon… 

I really need to stop this….. 

The problem with Mary, and now John - Post TLD Thoughts

This is a meta about my thoughts on the show post TLD. I had super high hopes going into the episode, mostly resting on “John’s alibi theory” (that the portrayal of Mary’s death in T6T was a lie invented as an alibi for John, who killed Mary) and also hoping we’d get something real on the johnlock front, at least a confession or an admittance that Sherlock is gay or John is bisexual. 

I came out of TLD feeling rather gutted. While it’s a brilliant episode in its own right, and Ben and Martin were phenomenal, I was still deeply disturbed. I think 8 hours later I can start to understand why.

Let me preface this by saying that in Buddhism pain comes from failed expectation. If you expect something to be a certain way, and it fails to live up to that, then you are hurt. But the problem is not that the thing is what it is, but rather that you had unreasonable expectations. So I readily admit that, yes, I had unreasonable expectations, apparently. But some this runs quite deep to the core of the show and the core of me, and the main issue comes down to abuse.

The problem with Mary

In HLV, Mary shoots Sherlock, point blank range, for no other reason than to prevent John finding out about her double life. Sherlock literally dies (doctors give up on him in hospital) and only superhuman effort brings him back.

To me this is an unforgiveable character moment. Full stop. Any bullshit about it being “surgery” or Mary calling the ambulance is irrelevant. She shot him. He died. 

Since that point, we’ve been forced to accept this murderer’s presence in the rest of HLV (John forgives her at Christmas, she’s at the tarmac), in TAB, and, worst yet, her bubbly, manipulative yet chirpy and loving persona in T6T. I HATED that.

I tried to keep the faith by relying on various alternative theories. After TAB, many thought it was EMP (a mind palace projection of Sherlock’s) or that John had a secret plan to take Mary down. Then in T6T it appeared John really was still married, and Sherlock constantly treated Mary like a valued friend. I kept waiting for the shoe to drop, for Mary’s “real” face to be revealed, for a plan to be revealed. Instead, we get Mary leaping unrealistically in front of a bullet and making a half-assed “sorry I shot you that one time” dying statement. So then after T6T we all said “but that was all so fake! no way was it real!’  

Now we have TLD. I’m afraid there’s no way for me to come out of TLD without drawing the following conclusions:

* John really had gone back to Mary, tried to forgive her and make it work, and had loved her enough to be extremely devastated at her death. Probably he’d still had issues with their marriage (hence the girl on the bus), but he was trying to make it work.

* John did not have a secret plan to take Mary out or watch her. By now we would have seen that. That would be, in fact, inconsistent with everything we saw in TLD. John shows intense real emotion and opens up about what was going on with him and Mary. His worst secret was that he’d texted the girl on the bus, not that he was secretly working against his wife. To me, this episode puts the idea of “John’s plan” to bed for good. He had no plan.

* Mary really died the way they portrayed in T6T. This blows my mind, because it was just so unrealistic and sloppy, even contradicting the realism of Sherlock’s shooting in HLV. But apparently, we are supposed to buy it. If Sherlock or John had been in cahoots on some other version of her death (such as John shooting Mary), it would have been clear in TLD. We had John sobbing because he’d cheated on Mary, talking constantly to her ghost. If he’d KILLED Mary, yeah, pretty sure that would have come up. So she really did die that way. I suppose it’s always possible Mycroft had a plan that Sherlock and John were ignorant of, but at this point I’m done reaching for excuses.

* Sherlock also had no other plan regarding Mary either, and really had taken her back to his breast as a dear friend. Talk about self-loathing! 

I have so many problems with this. I honestly want to… quit the show in disgust?  As a writer, I can’t understand the logic behind the forgiveness of Mary. As a viewer, I was really excited to see chortlingly evil villain!Mary. Now I’m just…. honestly bewildered.

And they still keep Mary in there, constantly on screen, this goodie goodie fucking fairy godmother presence.  Ugh.

No, I don’t believe at this point in EMP. They’ve gone down way too far along character arcs and the whole Eurus path to just take all that back. That doesn’t make sense to me at all. Everything we’ve seen is, unfortunately, real. Yep. This is the actual story.

The problem with John.

So coming back to John. I’ve been the biggest John Watson fan girl forever. I love BAMF!John. And I loved how focal he was to TLD, how bad ass, and how brilliant Martin was. And, also?, John looked hot af.

BUT. … ? Like… John really forgave Mary for shooting Sherlock? John’s a doctor. He was there when Sherlock was shot. He saw the wound. And he’s OK with that? Here’s a clue writers: if you really expect us to buy John forgiving Mary, how about not making Sherlock literally die? Or how about a scene where Mary is actually sorry and actually repentant before John takes her back? No? That will ruin the suspense of the “is she isn’t she?” connundrum? I see. Well, fuck you. Because you just made everyone on the show irrational and abusive (self or otherwise).

OK. I could see that the Watson marriage wasn’t the happiest. John had reservations. He thought about cheating. I guess that’s something. I guess John wasn’t totally whitewashing Mary. And yet, he stayed with her. He loved her enough to be devastated at her death, to keep conjuring her presence all through TLD as some sainted ghost.

But wait, there’s more! No only do we have John still with Mary, but he’s emotionally cheating with the first woman who flirts with him. I can accept this as a sign that John wasn’t entirely happy with Mary.  But it also emphasized his “no homo” ness. Also, I have a hard time squaring that cheating with any kind of John Watson who is secretly in love with his best friend. No, not seeing it at this point. If there had been any of that going on in John’s head, we should have seen it in TLD, when he’s at his most open and vulnerable. For example, if he’d said to Mary’s ghost “I never loved you the way I should. I couldn’t let go of….” but we never saw that. Nothing like that. I don’t think it’s there. The writers don’t see John that way. It’s time to accept it.

And then we have exhibit #3: John beating the shit out of Sherlock in TLD. I’m not one who insists on every show being PC, but… I do have a real problem with physical abuse. I understand the John Watson character (like Martin himself) has a lot of pent up rage. I understand he’s hurting because of Mary’s death and maybe there’s still (?) anger over the Fall. BUT. To repeatedly punch and kick Sherlock until he only stops because a SERIAL KILLER thinks it’s too much… When Sherlock is sick and off his head and putting up no resistance. No. Nope, nope, nope. I’m not okay with that. I could forgive John eventually, I suppose, but I’m extremely disappointed in his character. 


I’ve lost a lot of faith in johnlock becoming canon. The ending of TLD was so “no homo”. We have John truly in love with Mary and then cheating with another woman. We have him urging Sherlock (seemingly honestly) to take Irene up on her offer. We have the perfect chance for Sherlock to say “for God’s sake, I’m gay”. Instead he admits that he’s only human and he texts Irene back sometimes. (to me, this implies he sometimes gives in to urges of a het variety). And we have Mycroft and Lady Smallwood on top of that.

I’m not going to make any predictions because we’ll know for sure in 1 week, but right now, I’m feeling like they’re not going there.  At this point, we have John and Sherlock (and Rosie) back together again at a new depth of emotional honesty and friendship, and that’s great. But its not the ground breaking show I thought it was.

Everyone on tumblr is posting the hug over and over like that’s something amazing. And yeah, it was nice. Honestly it was! But? To me, it’s an extremely dull consolation prize given the other problems (see above) and all the “no homo” on top of it. <shrug> That’s the way I feel right now. 

I think I’m in mourning for the show I wanted this to be.

The Final Problem

Granted, there’s one more show this season and it may turn some of this stuff around. Will they have evil!Mary reappear, having been a Moriarty agent all along? Well, if they do, they will have made a mockery of TLD and John and Sherlock’s feelings for her. So I doubt it at this point.

So. Apparently they intend to delve into Sherlock’s family history and bring Moriarty back, <shrug> Okay. But… I don’t really care? I was watching teh show for the characters and the relationships, and a lot of that has been spoiled. I’m sure it will be thrilling to casuals. As for me, I’ll wait and see.  

anonymous asked:

First of all, I want to congratulate you. I love everything you write! And now my question. I've read that John is Mary's possession and I don't really understand it. Is it just because she is possessive and jealouse or is there something else about her that I don't see? Thanks for your time!

Awww, thank you Nonny!! That’s very kind! :D

Mmm, John as Mary’s possession is something I’ve wanted to talk about for awhile and just never got around to doing. I discussed it a bit at the bottom of this post here, but I’m going to expand upon it here for you. 

Before I begin I should probably state for my new followers that I LOVE Mary. I love that she’s an interesting, complex character and I think that her arc as a villlain-of-sorts is already shaping up to be a rather exciting one. However, this meta will paint her in a rather negative light, but only because logically, that is what the narrative is telling us. So if you like Mary and sympathize with her, this meta is not for you. My meta are always based on facts within the show; granted my opinions are skewed towards Mary-as-a-villain, but know that this is actually one of my favourite Sherlock things ever so I speak very passionately about her character arc. I’m just taking what I’m seeing on screen and translating it for the masses.

Okay, so now that that is over-with, let’s dive into this thing.

To understand her possessive behaviour, I think we need to break down her character. As I see it, I believe she is Jim’s operative, and John was her mission… except she wasn’t supposed to “fall in love” with John (which I’ll get to in a moment), simply was supposed to keep him alive and steal him away from Sherlock to ‘burn out [Sherlock’s] heart’. It’s this theory here that is the only thing that makes me think Moriarty is still alive (the only thing confusing me is her surprise at the tarmac to Jim’s return… perhaps she was worried he’d come back for vengeance because she tried to kill Sherlock? We’ll see soon enough).

The timing of Mary’s arrival into John’s life is too convenient to have simply been a coincidence, all the more reason I think Mycroft is also stuck in this mess; he’s the only one who knew where Sherlock was most of the time, so anything Mycroft knew, Jim knew. Another thought that I’m having is this: we know that Mycroft was keeping tabs on John while Sherlock was away… so what if he also saw John was becoming more and more depressed / suicidal? Mycroft was instructed to keep John alive, by Jim. Enter Moriarty’s former right-hand woman who just *happens* to also be a nurse this time around.

I think this is how we can tie in Mary and Mycroft working together; he knew of her from his CIA-on-a-freelance basis missions, and we’ve been told that Mary has done wet jobs for the CIA (and possibly some of those wet jobs were for Mycroft a LONG time ago).  Perhaps she came to Mycroft, on Jim’s orders and offered to keep his brother’s friend alive. I’m still working out this part all in my head and how it works with my theory about Mary.

So, initially Mary was with John as part of her mission – keep John alive and make him fall in love with her, because Sherlock would return and his heart had to feel truly broken. Except as a romantic, Mary possibly also fell in love with him in some odd way; possibly more with the idea John and with the sense of security he offered when they finally got together. John was constantly in a state of grieving and she possibly found out a tonne about Sherlock that even Moriarty didn’t know about, and in turn realized just how much John actually may have loved Sherlock. But John’s stupid pining over his “dead” friend was starting to get on her nerves… and god this new life of hers was so boring.

Okay, so how does all that relate to Mary being possessive of John? Well, enter Sherlock, and John straying away from her. 

I think in order to answer WHY she does it, we should consider a few things about her character. The mystery of why she would continue to keep John in her grasp without Jim around is something I’m still struggling with. Perhaps if she is the ringleader in all of this, she still would want to burn out Sherlock’s heart if only to gain a sick sense of pleasure out of it. She still would want to keep John all for herself because he is the ultimate trophy for her winning the game she’s playing with Sherlock. I just did a quick meta on the deductions of Mary during the night of their first meeting, and aside from “liar” a few of the deductions struck me as interesting, despite them being a bit muddled in Sherlock’s head:

DISILLUSIONED: (def: ‘having lost faith or trust in something : disappointed that something is not as good, valuable, true, etc., as it had seemed’). Okay, this is HUGE to me. I initially speculated that perhaps Sherlock is reading all of his deductions of her as also being a façade because she’d been living this lie for so long, but now that I’m taking the time to actually have to look at these deductions, I’m starting to think that was an incorrect theory. This is all still very much a self portrait. 

ANYWAY, back onto ‘disillusioned’. Look at that definition: could that possibly describe John and / or her mission? Perhaps she’s coming to realize living 5 years in a lie wasn’t all it was cracked up to be; she’s getting bored, and is beginning to lose faith in this plan of Jim’s ever working… Was she promised this amazing romance and a tonne of money if she just kept John alive? Or promised a clean slate if she just did this one thing? Dear Jim, can you fix it for me that I never get found by the people who want to kill me? Jim found himself a crack-shot sniper and in turn for her services he told her how fantastic Sherlock’s pet was, that he would be the best thing Mary had, all she had to do was keep John alive and keep him away from Sherlock. Good thing she already knew Mycroft.

But now that she got John, perhaps she’s finding JOHN not as great as advertised. At least not now that Sherlock has returned (or possibly always, because he’s just a boring, depressed doctor who’s constantly talking about his dead best friend; it’s driving her crazy). The fact that she’s already exhibiting these “disillusioned” words probably point to how bored she is at this point with this mission and with John in general.

Funny how having John straying away suddenly makes her want John back again… 

ONLY CHILD: Now, taking into account the above theory that, in fact, the deductions are actually Mary’s and not her persona’s, I now believe that Mary is not Moriarty’s sibling, as many have been speculating since TAB. Sherlock’s deductions were all over the place that night, but for the most part they were correct… Sherlock is rarely wrong in that regard, he’s just having a harder time processing them now that his emotions and his probable concussion are factors in this one.

GUARDIAN: Of whom? Who is she protecting? I’ve seen theories that it’s possibly her past child, a past family, a past in general; ‘Guardian’ does imply protector of a child or family. But you know what else Mirriam-Webster defines a guardian as? “One who has the care of the person or property of another”. Mary is protecting another person’s person / property (Sherlock’s John) until she’s good and ready to be done with him, or until another move happens in their perilous game that they are all playing.

SHORTSIGHTED: (def. ‘not considering what will or might happen in the future’). Here’s where I point out that she completely and totally didn’t think about what would actually happen once Sherlock returned. This is also where I point out that I am completely believing that she also faked the pregnancy: she had a plan but definitely had no idea how she would pull it off. OR the pregnancy WASN’T planned but is NOT John’s. Either way, this deduction is amusing to me because Sherlock also deduces that she’s clever… How can one be so shortsighted if she’s clever? I think she’s only clever when she needs to think quickly, when she needs to think of a “right now” solution. Clever people don’t just shoot other people who offer to help them.

As an aside, clever has the synonyms of “crafty”, “cunning”, “canny” and “shrewd”, so. I’ll leave you to your deductions.

SECRET (by itself): (def. ‘kept hidden from others; known to only a few people; keeping information hidden from others). This is also damning, to me, for it to be separated from the tattoo deduction, since it’s such a character trait of Mary. She’s hiding who she is as a person, and it’s only known to a select few people. I think David may have been her confidante, and I think Janine also may know, since I believe she’s Jim’s sister. Magnussen knew who she was before she was “Mary”. This deduction can be used in conjunction with “liar”. 

The sad thing is that because Sherlock was such an emotional mess, he chooses to ignore all these red flag deductions about her. 

SECRET TATTOO: There are a few good meta on this, but basically the gist of this theory is that she wears a tattoo of the Black Lotus from TBB on her heel. Unless someone was specifically looking for it, no one would know. So… John’s not a foot-man, anyway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In all seriousness, though, if this is the case, then her involvement possibly goes back further than we suspected, and leaves us to wonder about the mysterious Black Lotus. Are they a faction of Moriarty’s organization? Did Moriarty find her there? Is she the ringleader in it all? 

In any sense I hope they address some of these more damning deductions.

ANYWAY, Nonny, this post TOTALLY went in a completely different direction than you initially asked for, apologies, I do that sometimes (and by that I mean ALL THE TIME). But I think it helps to understand her character as a whole to see how her love (or non-love) for John is possessive, and I think it’s a good idea to examine her as Sherlock would. 

I think what it all boils down to is that she’s possessive in a way that means she needs to keep John alive in order to guarantee her own survival. “She’s gone a bit freelance” = she’s not playing by Jim’s orders anymore. The reason Mary started to become possessive of John was because he started to stray back to Sherlock, however unintentionally she meant for it. Perhaps she didn’t really think John was in love with Sherlock. Maybe there was a bit of jealousy, but I doubt it. She actually thrived on giving John temporarily back to Sherlock only to take him away again. 

From then on, winning John’s affections became a game to her. Imagine her elation at finding out Sherlock was being sent away indefinitely to his death. The fact that she even showed up at the tarmac when there was NO REASON FOR HER TO EVEN BE THERE tells me that she wanted to continue to make it clear to Sherlock that she had won this game, and quite possibly to ensure he actually was leaving. I also believe she gets some twisted satisfaction in rubbing it into Sherlock’s face that she has ultimately “won” John from Sherlock despite everything, and it’s this scene here that seals it for me:

Look at the way she just latches onto John here in a very possessive manner: both hands and holding onto him like he’s going to run off. And all right in front of Sherlock; he knows she’s doing it on purpose. She’s pouring salt on the wounds to a man already dead, stabbing the knife in a little deeper. Look at his eye-roll or blinky-blink as he’s turning to talk to his brother; he knows she’s being petty. Heck, I bet you Mary was hesitant to leave them to talk together because she actually thinks Sherlock might try something.

With Mary, I think it’s the idea of John that she likes; having him around grants her some sort of stability. As much as I don’t want a redemption arc for her, I’m wondering if she thought she was genuinely getting a fresh start in her life, and John was her ticket to that; stay with him long enough to finish her mission, she gets a clean slate, and creates a fake death for herself to break it off with John. My only qualm with this is that if she truly was starting fresh, then she would not still have a perfectly fitting assassin’s outfit and a gun with a silencer hidden away from John’s eyes. There’s definitely more to her than the clues the narrative can currently provide.

In the end, honestly, Mary is a psychopath, possibly a sociopath, given her need to feel like she “wins” everything (seriously, read those links and check off all that apply to Mary; pretty much all of it). I don’t think she has any remorse whatsoever for the shit she inflicted upon John and Sherlock. MAYBE she felt a “tiny bit” when she shot Sherlock and said sorry? Maybe she genuinely liked Sherlock? I don’t know; I find that hard to believe when she shoots THEN says sorry. I think it was more because she thought he was actually going to die, so make his last moments not TOO horrible; his death WAS going to guarantee John being close to her again, after all. All she’s concerned about is herself and a means to her end. It’s this possessive behaviour that I feel she exhibits will finally be her downfall. 

I personally love her character arc; I love that she’s not a whimpering side character, but instead a baddie that could possibly surpass Moriarty in her deviousness. I don’t think she’s above the whole “killing because you’re not mine any more” trope; some psychopaths have done this before. When Mary finally feels like a trapped animal she will try again; we’ve seen it happen in HLV twice, only I think this time it will be John who finally tries to stop her, possibly by protecting Sherlock. And I think, sadly, that this will only end in tears for everyone.

I have my own headcanons for *that moment*, but perhaps another time. On a closing note… we’ve never actually heard her tell John she loved him; yet both John and Sherlock have told each other that they loved each other, albeit by-proxy. Let that sink in. I think that’s a huge flag right there.

EDIT: Okay, I also forgot to take into account about Mary pushing the two of them together in TEH. I… have no idea how this fits into the theory, other than I think that it was something she HAD to do begrudgingly. But it was definitely not something she wanted to do. I welcome others’ opinions on this matter.

EDIT 2: I also don’t think she is Moriarty, but more was his right hand person who possibly is answering to a new baddie. After some thinking on this, I think Mary was surprised because she wasn’t expecting him to return (ie. dead OR because he never let her know when he was going to return). If he is, in fact, alive, I think her fear IS  because she strayed from her mission and tried to kill Sherlock. I need to still think a bit more on some S4 plot theories, but this is the basic premise I’m working from right now, which will surly change as we go through setlock.

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The Final Problem - Make it Gay

I, an aspiring TV director, have decided to write an alternative tfp script. It was supposed to be a personal wish fulfillment so I didn’t plan to upload anywhere, but if there are people interested I might post it on AO3.

It is to include villain Mary, unreliable narrator/drug induced hallucination TST, M-theory, and some other TJLC theories that fit my ideal endgame. Sadly, I don’t think I’m capable of doing EMP theory justice, so it won’t be included.

I’m planning to make it realistic as possible. This means there will be cases and numerous references to the ACD canon. Also, there will be A LOT OF ANGST, but I guarantee you a happy(gay) ending.

The three main focuses are 1. Address all loose ends, 2. Complete character ark of all needed characters(which includes Molly), and 3. Make Johnlock canon, as they should be.

Anyone interested? Any suggestions?


just when Toni had reached a point where maybe just maybe there was a chance she could go on to have a redemption arc, next season maybe, you SLIT HER THROAT??

just fuck off right now spn, this whole British Men of Letters plot has been wildly disappointing…

…this kinda makes Ketch a version of Metatron maybe… only I feel like we’re supposed to sympathise some with Ketch in a way the show never pushed for Metatron (until the very end) what with his occasional teary and heart eyes over Mary, which I detest because oh sure keep the powerful British women the cold hearted villains of the piece while the white MEN get to be the complex ones who develop sympathy/decency via their association with the righteous Winchesters… pfft… I don’t have the energy to try and be rational here, I don’t like this and that’s that… Toni should have had Mick’s plot imo…

I don’t at all want to falsely raise anyone’s hopes, but

the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that there has to be a fourth episode.  I know that’s a conspiracy nutter, off-the-deep-end thing to say, I know that.  But once you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.  It’s literally the only theory that fits all the data.

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TST is really an episode where supposedly amazing characters make disappointingly dumb af decisions

- Supposedly Loyal John gets into affair

- Supposedly Badass Super Agent Mary gets maimed by a 90-year old cat lady with a cone haircut, never mind that she has better reflexes, training and insight. never mind that she probably has had a gun pointed at her for 80% of her life and would’ve known better than to jump in front of a bullet if the goal is to save somebody

- Supposedly Genius Sherlock Holmes openly agitates villain with the gun. Well okay that’s not the first time. Sherlock gets a pass

- Supposedly trained army doctor John fails to even have a fighting chance at saving Mary. Isn’t ballistic wounds and trauma supposed to be HIS AREA?

- Supposedly weight-conscious, and most powerful man on England, Mycroft eats junk take out and nurses an empty fridge. Never mind that he could literally buy a vegetable farm or hire a fridge butler to mind his fridge. Seriously Mycroft, get it together