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The Key To Understanding S4 of Sherlock is to Accept Mary as She Is…

I’ve seen a lot of people who say S4 doesn’t make sense to them. We’ve got a variety of theories trying to make the story fit some different storyline than what is being shown on screen.

I know some of that is fueled by inconsistencies in filming—possible continuity errors, changes in wording, things they find unrealistic. But it seems that one of the core issues for a lot of people is Mary. 

I can understand that. Why was she even brought into the story in the first place? Some adaptations skip her entirely. People wanted to keep the focus of the story on John and Sherlock. They didn’t want a trio. 

Those are perfectly fair objections. And I don’t blame people for being upset about the fact that she turned out to be an assassin and that she shot Sherlock, etc. I thought that some of the Mary-as-villain theories were really interesting and would have been fun in the story. 

But that’s not where the writers took things, and now some fans are having a hard time accepting that Mary could be all those things and still be loved by John and Sherlock. 

Yes, loved. The reaction to her death, if nothing else, makes it clear that both men loved her very much. They grieve her, deeply. Her memory becomes John’s inner voice, his conscience.

How can that be? How can the show portray her as kind, sweet, funny, insightful, and yet also portray her as selfish, ruthless, secretive, and a killer? 

Well, it’s called an antihero. And it’s something few female characters are allowed to be. 

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Being Sherlock and Mycroft’s Little Sister Would Involve

Requested by anon

Originally posted by charnamefic

  • Petty arguments with Sherlock about “trivial things” as Mycroft says but as soon as Mycroft tells you two to “Stop acting like children” you and Sherlock would turn on him. You imitating Mycroft, Sherlock with a quick comeback.
  • You’d be as smart as Sherlock but a little more absent minded. Sometimes you’d notice things that he wouldn’t but wouldn’t mention it because Sherlock probably already noticed and you’d just annoy him. Sherlock would soon realise you noticed different things so would start asking you.
  • They would both be very protective older brothers. Mycroft would be exhausted worrying about you both but he would know that if you and Sherlock went missing together you’d be fine.
  • Buying Sherlock Pirate themed birthday gifts every year. He raises an eyebrow at you but can’t help smiling when no one’s looking.
  • Buying Mycroft a keychain with an umbrella on it.
  • Often showing up to wherever Mycroft or Sherlock are because you’re “bored” and “need supervision, don’t I brother mine?”
  • Moriarty would get an interest in you. At first only to get to Sherlock but he quickly realises you’re quite interesting yourself. You’d tease him, mainly just to annoy Sherlock and Mycroft. Mycroft would “forbid” you from seeing him but you’d just laugh, knowing that wouldn’t work.
  • Sherlock calling you once to ask you for advice with Jeanine or Irene. He hung up because you wouldn’t stop laughing for three whole minutes.
    “Are you quite finished?”
    ‘Yes, sorry I just-” You burst into laughter again and Sherlock gives up.
  • When you were younger you’d be trying constantly to get their attention. You’d have learnt what interests them and would use this to your advantage. When you were in your teens, you would put yourself in slightly dangerous situations to get their attention. This would annoy Mycroft but amuse Sherlock.
  • They’d call you to settle their arguments. You’d flip a coin and give them a quick answer when you were preoccupied.
  • Teasing them, and receiving the same in return.
  • Learning to fight with a normal umbrella (without the sword) just to annoy Mycroft. He thinks it’s quite impressive.
  • John would at first think you were Sherlock’s girlfriend, or Mrs Hudson’s grand daughter. You’d think this was hilarious but Sherlock would just roll his eyes and carry on with the previous topic.
  • Sherlock worrying about you when you call him to say you’re bored. He picks you up and takes you on a case, knowing what you tend to do when you get bored.
  • Lestrade would be impressed by you. He’d quite enjoy talking to you. 
  • Even though Sherlock and Mycroft could be arrogant, petty and overprotective, you’d love them, and would be sure to remind them of this constantly (if only to make them uncomfortable).

Being Mycroft’s Daughter Would Include


  • John: Forgives his ninja-assassin wife for shooting his best friend, lying about everything and manipulating people like its nothing
  • Sherlock: Forgives his psychotic sister for killing a bunch of people (his childhood friend included), wanting to kill John/Mycroft, abusing him and his friends emotionally like it's nothing
  • Also John: Beats Sherlock to a pulp because he can't forgive him that John's murderous wife decided to slow down time and randomly jump in front of Sherlock catching a bullet

random tv and film au [4/ ]                       sherlock bbc
  kim seokjin as irene adler /cr. 1/
  kim taethyung as molly hooper /cr. 1-2/                                                                     jeon jeongguk as mary morstan /cr. 1-2/

Sherlock Holmes, the Fandom and the Glorious disappointment

Here is why I think we are so disappointed with season 4 of Sherlock as a Fandom.

We have gloriously outpaced the creators with our own creations and creativity. Our theories and introspections, our ideas, our meta, our writing far outpaced and was unmatched to what the writers could come up with.

Those who saw T in those needles in Sherlock’s kitchen and thought he could be transgender? Groundbreaking. Those who saw a love letter between every look between John and Sherlock? A game changer. Those who saw a nod to the fandom with every reference to elephants? True and elementary.

We saw and observed and created because we ourselves put the puzzle pieces together and thought the story needed telling. We assumed the glorious story that we, as a fandom, were telling one another was reflected on the screen. It is a glorious disappointment because we, as a fandom, have outpaced, outshined, overcreated and surpassed the thought process of the very product of which we create fanworks.

In the Abominable Bride, the 50% who are at the elbows, silent and are ignored no longer are women, but can be a metaphor for all fans. Queer, transgender, women, men - everyone who saw themselves in a show and now feel queer baited, sad and deeply disappointed and duped.

But it is simply because we were more clever in our adaptation, more diverse in our casting, open to subtext deeper than an onion skin. We, as a fandom outshone canon, and that is the reason for The Glorious Disappointment.

Not Just Any Woman. Sherlock.

Requests: 1) Oh my god requests are open!!! Can I request a dom possessive Sherlock smut where the reader gets jealous of Irene and so to get back at him she starts talking to other guys and Sherlock gets all possessive and jealous??? and 2) Can I get a smut with Sherlock where he & the reader have a fight and then have rough (with concence always) make up sex against the wall or on a table (definitely not it bedroom if you can) thank YOU!  Love ur blog & the days requests are open💝 

Triggers: Smut. Jealousy. Angry sex.

Word Count: 1395

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This speaks to me on a spiritual level…


Musketeers AU – The Inseparables

Athos, Porthos, and Aramis were Queen regnant Louise’s most trusted musketeers, and known in the regiment as The Inseparables because you rarely saw one without the others.

Athos, who came from the nobility, but with a past which haunted her and that she unsuccessfully tired to drink away. Porthos, who grew up in the Court of Miracles, and had fought for everything she’d ever got. Aramis, a nobleman’s bastard, constantly torn between her skills, her lust and her faith. 

Their true names were known by no one but themselves, but in each other they all found something they had never really had before: family, loyalty, and love.

All for One, and One for All.