before all of this ends tomorrow (or, today, depending on your timezone), i just want to let y’all know that
i know this fandom brought about a lot of hate. i know it brought about a lot of bitterness, and stubbornness, and rivalries, and it was never perfect, not for a second. nothing ever is, though. so that’s not surprising.
but it also brought about friendships, and love, and happiness. it brought us closer to people we never would have met without it. we found common ground with people all around the world that live differently, think differently. we all related to different characters throughout the seasons. we all have the ones we care for the most. we all have the ones we see ourselves in the most.
and it taught us so many lessons. like, put yourself first before trying to please others. and be strong when the world wants to put you down and wants to turn against you. and friendships should be healthy and supportive and you should surround yourself with people who care about you, who bring out the best in you, who will help you in your time of need. and prejudices are the villain in any story, that you can be more than one thing at once. that if you look past them, you can find the best thing that’s ever happened in your life; you can find happiness.
so take all of that with you when this ends. and stick to the friends you’ve made. this season taught me how to love and how to open my mind and how to better attempt to love myself. and i met some incredible people who were touched by this show just the same, people i want to hold on to for as long as i can.
this show brought about amazing content, full of creativity and talent and love and i’m just so happy i got to be a part of that for whatever time i was allowed to be.
so take what eskild told us all: we’re going to take care of each other. this fandom is far, far from perfect, angered me and others SO much for such a long time, but we’re a part of it, and it’s a part of us, and i just want to thank those who made this experience what it was for me. from the bottom of my heart. and i want to thank it especially, because no other show has meant so much to me like this one. and it’ll always, always be close to my heart. ❤️
Honestly, ever since season 4, watching any Sherlock makes me sick. I even blacklisted TJLC and Sherlock just because I didn't want to see things that made me sad anymore. It's really disappointing. I used to think Sherlock was the best show on TV.