sherlocks castle

It continually baffles me that Elementary isn’t mentioned very often on tumblr. It’s like four seasons of televised, well-done Sherlock Holmes fanfiction. Just for starters:

  • It casts the criminally under-appreciated Lucy Liu as the show’s version of Watson
  • The show’s creator has been holding the line for four years that Sherlock and Joan will NOT hook up because “it’s too easy,” and the show “doesn’t need it.”
  • It doesn’t downplay Sherlock’s (canonical) addiction to heroin, and in fact turns his recovery and continued sobriety into an issue he constantly struggles with
  • Sherlock’s character is well-balanced as a rude, arrogant, anti-social misanthrope who is still capable of being kind and treats those few he considers friends with respect
  • Likewise, Joan is intensely empathetic and nurturing to people in need, but does not tolerate bullshit (Sherlock’s especially) and is perfectly capable of beating up grown man a hundred pounds heavier than her with a police-baton
  • Sherlock teaches Joan cane-fighting (a fighting style he had in the books), and is an avid beekeeper (another detail from the books)
  • Sherlock and Joan share a pet turtle named Clyde. He paints.
  • The cast orbiting Sherlock and Joan are diverse, three dimensional, and exist as more than cannon fodder for Sherlock to prove his superiority at every turn.
  • Ms. Hudson is a trans woman (played by a trans actress) that cleans up Sherlock and Joan’s place when she’s not cohabitating with her sugar daddies
  • The mysteries are pretty cool and creative detective stories
  • Lucy Liu herself has said that a non-sexual relationship is more “dynamic” and “interesting” to play and considers the lack of romance between them a “sacred” part of the characters
  • The show is unabashedly practical when it comes to sexuality: Sherlock has arrangements with women that are non-romantic but respectful, and has suggested that Joan is “dissatisfied” with traditional relationships and might be more inclined to an open or even polyamorous relationship
  • I can’t even ruin it but just…Moriarty is magnificent
  • Again: a male and a female lead in a deep, significant platonic relationship based on mutual respect.
Preference #4: Mornings

Included in this preference is: Steve Rogers (Captain America), Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier), Frank Castle (The Punisher), Lucifer Morningstar, Barry Allen (The Flash), Legolas, Sherlock Holmes, and Jim Moriarty.

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[the doorbell rings at 221B after Sherlock returns from being “dead”] 

John: Aha! That will be my date.

Sherlock: Oh, you have a date?

John: Uh-huh. Mary. We met at the grief counseling group, when you were presumed…

Sherlock: You… you picked up a woman at grief counseling?

John: Yes. Now, I will thank you to go into the other room.

Sherlock: Why?

John: Because at the moment, our relationship is based on mutual loss, and if she finds out that you have returned and are alive, it will just… it will ruin everything.

Sherlock: John, you realize I was on the papers this morning?

  • Sherlock: Alright, so you and I are married.
  • Molly: We are not married.
  • Sherlock: Relax, it’s just pretend.
  • Molly: I don’t want to pretend.
  • Sherlock: Scared you’ll like it?
  • Molly: Okay, if we’re married, I want a divorce.
  • Irene: Are you two like this all the time?
  • Mary & John: [in unison] Yes.
Future plans

My parents: So what is your plan for the future?

Me: Watch tv series, and fangirl.

My parents: No, what do you wanna do with your life?

Me: Watch tv series, and fangirl.

My parents: What do you wanna do for a living?

Me: I want to get paid to watch tv series and fangirl over them.

I love going back and re watching movies/TV shows that I loved when I was younger and realizing how gay the characters really are.

Molly: You have no idea what’s out there. No idea who’s out there. That’s too risky.

Sherlock: It’s Canada. How risky could it be? And need I remind you, I’m a grown man. I don’t need to ask your permission. 


Sherlock: That being said, please, please, please can I… can I… can I go?

Molly: [giving in] okay, fine.

Both John and Mary looked at the ceiling as the shouting started again. Mrs. Hudson just sighed and shook her head. They were trying to enjoy a cuppa and talk like adults, but the man-child upstairs wasn’t cooperating.

“He’s been like that all morning. I thought Molly’s presence would mean he would be more… normal today, but not even twenty minutes after she arrived the shouting began. He’s supposed to be resting, that knife nicked him pretty bad.” the landlady explained to the confused couple.

“Are they arguing?” John asked. He saw the effect Molly Hooper had on Sherlock, the woman could silence him with a single look. This was highly unusual.

“That’s the thing, John. I haven’t heard her at all. Only Sherlock.”

Moments later a long tirade about upper body strength and quality of Velcro.

“What in the world is going on up there?” Mary asked, before deciding to just to upstairs and see for herself.

Mrs. Hudson stood up as well, and followed them to the hallway and up the stairs, “Right before you two arrived he was ranting about probability and speed. And velocity.”

John paused at the suspiciously closed door of the flat. He was pretty certain he heard more voices than just Sherlock, and said voices were speaking… Japanese?

Without knocking the doctor pushed the door open and entered, his wife on his heels, while Mrs. Hudson remained standing at the doorway. All three of them were quite surprised at the sight of Molly Hooper sitting on the couch, her face partially obscured by the pillow she was obviously using to silence her hysterical laughter. And Sherlock…

Sherlock was sitting on his armchair and watching the TV. He was frowning most of the time, and sighing. And when the visitors turned to see what in the world got him in this state they saw Molly’s laptop hooked up to the TV and an odd game show playing on the screen. Seconds later, when a contestant supposed to pole vault himself from a raised platform onto a small square island but failed and landed in muddy water, Sherlock started to mutter about grip and angle.

“What the hell?” John asked, now even more confused.

Mary on the other hand snickered and moved to sit next to Molly. Two women shared a look before focusing on the screen. John looked at them in confusion.

“I’m supposed to keep him occupied. Since shagging is out of the picture cause he’s injured I had to improvise.” Molly said honestly, making John blush.

Mary snorted at her husband’s reaction. She loved him, and she loved how easy it was to get him all flustered. She also loved Molly’s idea.

“God, I haven’t watched Takeshi’s castle in years. My favorite task were the Skipping stones.”

Molly nodded in agreement, “Honeycomb maze was also great. I remember one contestant actually climbed on top of the wall and completed the challenge that way.”

“So, you’re staying here?” John finally asked his wife after realizing she’s not planing on getting up. In fact she took off her shoes and got comfortable on the couch next to Molly. And Mrs. Hudson took a seat on the pathologist’s other side.

She nodded and pointed on, what is still considered, his armchair, “Grab a seat, John. They are about to slide down the hill in a rice bowl.”

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- David Tennant
- Amanda Abbington

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