I don’t really like the idea of any of my ships being canon, actually. I like to imagine and pretend and get all into the fangirl self when they do something subtle
Canon sort of takes the emotion away, at least for me.
Okay, so since it’s been pretty quiet out there, I guess I’ll share my story of how BBC Sherlock helped me out in my life. As some of you know if you pay any attention whatsoever to my blog, I’m neurodivergent and I’ve gone through really tough times. I’m not gonna outline everything for y’all, I mean I do have some modicum of shame and some things are best kept private (unless if it’s night and I’m sleep deprived enough to share things to the point where everyone’s uncomfortable). But all you have to know is that I’m socially impaired and so I had no friends, lived in a too-big house on a hill about 30 minutes away from the city. Hardly any neighbors, so the cows and chickens and dogs were what I interacted with the most, bar my family of three (grandparents and aunt).
So yeah, I was really lonely, I didn’t know how to fit in or belong or talk to people. I’m not in school, so that means even less chance for human interaction. I felt like I was going insane (my biological dad would probably argue that I was insane, but that’s not the point). The point is that I found this show when I was in a really bad place and it helped me a lot. I managed to relate to these characters and gave me something to be interested in so I could get my head outta the dark cloud it was in. I heard that the show helped a lot of people find themselves, which this show definitely did for me. I definitely realized some things about myself I didn’t know before.
They gave me fandom which, in a way, is like family to me. This fandom- positive and funny and kind from what I’ve seen- was a lifesaver in more ways than one. I managed to relate to them and this show was a common interest, saving me the awkwardness and helping me with my social ineptitude. It helped me tap into my creativity and I made video edits, photo edits, gifs, and I wrote fics, all of which people responded to with kindness and appreciation and nice comments. Also, because of someone on here, I finally accepted myself as transgender even if he doesn’t know it. We hardly even talk, but… just knowing it wasn’t just me that was this way made me brave enough to come out. ( @shag-me-senseless-watson is the person I’m talking about. Thanks friendo, you sorta mean a lot even if we hardly talk.)
BBC Sherlock is a special interest and it’s something that really means the world to me but the fandom is at least half of what makes this great. All the fanfiction I’ve read, all the fanart I’ve seen, all the meta that blew my mind… the fandom is very important, because there’s all these people making things with their own time completely for free simply because they love the show. That is something that never ceases to amaze me.
Part of the reason I made the page @ibelieveinmofftiss with @lymphadei is to gather up people who love this show and see how many lives this show has affected. We’re all a family now, no matter what ship you ship, what your favorite season was, or what your opinions are about different things.
Victorian AU. Sherlock has gone missing and Mycroft is forced to set out himself to find him, unable to trust his own men with such a delicate case, following a long trail of clues that all point to the impossible survival of Sherlock’s greatest foe. Surely this is an act of revenge by Professor Moriarty and he must hurry before Sherlock perishes, but as Mycroft’s investigation leads him ever closer to the treacherous Reichenbach Falls, he begins to unearth information that Moriarty may not be the threat, but one of the victims. Is he capable of rescuing them both in time?