I sort of skipped over the ‘from’ part and just went to making an intro, ahah;; Sora’s direction is actually really (scarily!) good, she just likes taking a bunch of weird detours trying to find the Kitsune Hamlet. Somehow, though, she continues to find people to sell things to so maybe the detours weren’t so weird after all…?
She’s an eccentric but affable girl whose jokes can sometimes tip a bit into the mean spirited area. She is slow to trust but extremely quick to get attached once that threshold has been crossed, and her reactions to physical affection vary accordingly. She hates having debts and being on the losing end of things, so if she offers you something that puts her at a disadvantage you can be 69% sure that it’s a ploy of some sort. Even if that ploy is spending more time with you. Though she plays at being coy and enjoys gossip to a worrying degree, her feelings are usually quite pure and straightforward. Sells both physical wares and information.
Since her adoptive father’s passing, she’s been on the search for a new home. She has a few complexes about her kitsune heritage, and strives to keep it hidden (especially since it’s been drilled into her that she’d probably die if anyone found out). Since she’s stayed at least approximately 100 yards away from any and all beaststones and has yet to transform once, she has a lot of urges that she has no idea what to do with. The extra energy seems to have tipped over to the opposite end and wound up with her being extra lazy instead. She’s chasing the Hamlet more for the idea of family more than any real love for her kinsmen.
This is a state of grace. This is the worthwhile fight. Love is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right. These are the hands of fate. You’re my achilles heel. This is the golden age of something good and right and real.
For reasons, I was checking out the Sherlock Youtube channel just now. To pass the time (i.e. procrastinating), I decided to watch the “I am Sherlocked” segment from ASiB again (for the umpteenth time, because, procrastination). I know this is nothing new – that the subtext of the scene was all about Sherlock and his feelings of want and desire for John (his celibacy was part of the disguise, his yearning for John’s affection was but a chemical defect…, etc.) — but just by watching the segment again and listening to the words being said… it made me even more certain (I honestly didn’t think it possible) of what awaits us in S4.
“I am Sherlocked” – that is the mystery. Irene Adler was the (gay) messenger that brought it to light for all to see. And yes, it is very much to do with sex. But who, of all the players involved in this mystery, is Sherlocked? Think about it. Doesn’t matter who you ask, Sherlock Holmes is the great detective in the funny hat, the calculating machine, the bloodhound that sends the criminals of the world into hiding, the hero of the rational minds. Sherlock Holmes is… well, Sherlocked; he exists in our collective consciousness as the public persona depicted over a century ago; his private life, and where his heart lies, can only be found if you read carefully between the lines of Dr. Watson’s chronicles. Sherlock was made aware of the century-old outward trappings in ASiB – of “being Sherlock Holmes” – and he’s been trying to solve the mystery (alone) ever since.
By the end of TAB Sherlock finally realizes the man with the key is none other than our good doctor (thank god) – and yes, we will see Sherlock Holmes unravel in ways no one thought possible, but with John Watson by his side every step of the way. What happens when Sherlock Holmes is no longer “Sherlocked”? I’ve no doubt the poetic of “Sherrinford Hope” will be utilized in some way (whether a mirrored character or Sherlock’s real name), but everyone on the planet that watches the show will soon realize the true meaning behind show title “Sherlock”: a Sherlock Holmes stripped bare of the historical trappings (maybe literally, who knows, haha). Anyway, my point being: all roads lead to Johnlock, guys, and we will finally see it with our own eyes in just a couple of months.