To Sherlollies out there (and I am purposefully not misspelling because I am actually wondering), I know most of you don’t expect Sherlolly to be canon. But, my question is, if Molly were in John’s place, would you? I was thinking last night about what if John and Molly switched roles. John is the pathologist in the lab and Molly is Sherlock’s partner. The stuff that has happened between Sherlock and John in the show instead happens with Sherlock and Molly. What if Sherlock restarted his heart bc she was in danger after Tom shot him? What if Sherlock googled Molly’s ex “friend”? What if Sherlock had a two inch thick file on Molly with a page where her head is pasted to the Birth of Venus? What if Sherlock looked up Molly’s birth certificate in order to find out her middle name? What if Molly planned her and Tom’s wedding but the whole time acting “terrified”? What if CAM threw Molly in a fire and Sherlock rescued her? What if CAM said “look how you care about Molly Hooper, your damsel in distress”? What if Sherlock left Molly’s wedding early looking super sad? What if Sherlock relapsed after she got married, like…would you all not read those things as romantic? And furthermore would you still not think sherlolly would end up being canon?
I guess my point is whether or not you think Johnlock will happen, we aren’t pulling these things out of our asses, they all canonically happened between these two men. All we are doing is not allowing the fact that they share the same gender keep us from reading typically romantic tropes as romantic.
Anyway I do often wonder about that, I mean you guys see Sherlock congratulating Molly on her engagement as romantic so like if he planned her wedding and then left it early looking devastated I wonder what you would think?
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Steven Moffat on twisting his words about gay representation to suit Johnlock conspiracy theorists (from With an Accent interview):
“What is irksome is what I am talking
about is quite a serious thing, a serious question, seriously answered
by both myself and Bryan Fuller who managed to answer much more quickly
than I did. I was talking about the representation of minorities in
science fiction shows and in popular culture. Using the example of
talking about gay characters and how you present them. I was actually
largely talking about Doctor Who, ’cause Doctor Who addresses children. And I was talking about how do you handle gay characters in a fiction like Doctor Who
when you are addressing very directly, children. You don’t want it to
be campaigning. You don’t want to be table thumping about it. You don’t
want to essentially tell children that there’s something to campaign
about. You want to say this is absolutely fine and normal. There is no
question to answer. You want to walk right past it, in a way. You don’t
want to… If you say, as sometimes other kinds of literature or movies
might, we forgive you for being gay. You’re just saying you’re gay and
it doesn’t matter. There’s no issue.”
“That’s what I was talking about.
Was not talking, I was very much specifically not talking about…”
continued Moffat, clearly passionate about the topic, and frustrated at
the way his words have been twisted, “It is infuriating frankly, to be
talking about a serious subject and to have Twitter run around and say
oh that means Sherlockis gay. Very explicitly it does not. We are taking a serious subject and trivializing it beyond endurance.”
[…] “I was talking about representation, as
was Bryan, in quite a serious way. What they did was scale back that
conversation and make it about something extremely silly. And that’s not
helping anyone. I cared a lot about what I said on that panel. I meant
it. And I don’t like it being reinterpreted as something else. [We’re]
not telling anyone what to think. Mark isn’t saying other people can’t
write that version of John and Sherlock getting together. We’re not.
We’re not engaging in a clever conspiracy to write something under the
radar, we’re just writing the show we’re writing.”
I clarified, at this point in the conversation, “That’s not the story you’re telling.”
“Yeah, that’s it,” Moffat responds.
“But they can. They can. Once we hand the show to them, it’s theirs and
we’re finished with it. They can do what they like.”