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Sink or Ship - Modern Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman)

If ever there was a ship powered by pure spite, this one’s it.

Let me explain.

Unless you’re a fan of Sherlock, in which case, let me advise you that there is a considerable amount of table-flipping fury in the following paragraphs, so peruse at your peril.

(Also, disclaimer: I’ve only seen the Christmas special and series two, but honestly I’ve been hanging around Tumblr, AO3 and DeviantArt long enough that I feel like I’ve seen every episode.)

I have never watched a show that so enthralled me and so infuriated me in my entire life.  It’s really amazing.  Every single time I try to relax and just enjoy it for its good points, it turns right around and reminds me of what a dumpster fire it truly is.  Aside from the queerbaiting and the fact that it somehow manages to be more misogynistic than the source material—which was written by a Victorian man who didn’t believe women should vote* literally how the frick do you do that—there’s the show’s co-creator, Steven Moffat.  When asked if Sherlock Holmes was asexual, this genius responded that asexuals were boring, and that writing one wouldn’t be interesting or fun at all.  Worse, his garbage views worked their way into the show at least twice that I’m aware of (specifically in The Abominable Bride and The Lying Detective, wherein Watson makes “sex and romance make us human”-type remarks).  He also denied the merest possibility that Holmes could be gay because “that wasn’t in the books!!1!”

If I hadn’t already interpreted Holmes as an asexual in a homoromantic relationship, I would have started doing so the second I read that pile of bull cookies.  Also, as my inaugural Sink or Ship entry amply proves, the idea that Holmes and Watson could be queer was most definitely in the books.  And even if it wasn’t—which is impossible, because the entire point of media analysis is that everyone interprets things differently, but just go with me for a second—this argument would be especially weak coming from Moffat, since anyone attempting to play Take a Shot Every Time Moftiss Deviate From the Source Material would keel over dead within the first half-hour of any given episode.

I’m sorry if I’m disappointing people with this entry.  I feel like a lot of you were probably expecting/hoping for a detailed rehash of moments from the actual show—the dinner at Angelo’s, John’s narrow insistence that he’s not gay (so is he bi or pan, then?), what was Sherlock going to say on the tarmac???—but Sink or Ship is all about how I personally came to ship or not ship, and quite honestly, none of that had any bearing on my decision.  I started thinking of Sherlock’s main characters as a couple through fanworks before I saw any of the show, and that was for two reasons only:

One:  As I stated earlier, the Holmes in my head is asexual.  The only segment of the Holmes fandom in which Asexual!Holmes isn’t (quite) the fandom equivalent of el Chupacabra is the Sherlock fandom, so here I am.

Two:  Moffat and Sherlock in general are such jerks about the idea that either of their leads could POSSIBLY be not straight.

TL;DR I don’t ship it because of anything that happened in the show.  I ship it because I am bitterness made flesh.

I will say that another part of the appeal for me with regards to this ship is that this is the only iteration of Sherlock Holmes I’ve seen that takes place after England decriminalized homosexuality in 1967 (or rather, it’s the only such iteration I’ve seen that has both Holmes and Watson as the same gender—more on that in a future post).  As much as I love me some Victorians, there’s always this undercurrent of fear and tension that makes me sad for everyone who had to go through that in real life.  Sherlock is the only version where Holmes and Watson—or Sherlock and John, whatever—could be open about their relationship without it turning into Wilde and/or The Imitation Game.

Come to think of it, that’s probably another reason why I’m so angry about all the faffing about Sherlock insists on doing when it could be giving us something groundbreaking.

SINK OR SHIP?: The only thing saltier than the sea this ship sails on is me.

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*In Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, Brad Ricca quotes ACD as saying, “I am anti-suffrage.” But Doyle also said he thought women should be educated and pursue whatever careers they wanted, so I guess it could have been worse?

anonymous asked:

im honestly so upset rn about what happened. i didn't think they would even talk abt supercorp yet.

Hi Anon. 

Same. It can be really upsetting to see those who portray the characters you enjoy make it seem like wlw can only serve as a punchline to a joke and invalidate a ship that clearly a lot of us relate to.

SuperCorp is still about a healthy relationship between two strong women and I don’t regret my support of it. 

At the moment, I’m not sure if I’ll be watching Season 3, but I know the fandom’s writers, gif makers, manip makers, artists, etc. have given this ship way more love than canon/some of the cast members ever will. If you can’t watch the show for whatever reason and still love the ship, you could always stick around in the awesome fandom. 

Also, there are other shows with wlw/lgbt themes out there, if you’re ready to quit Supergirl all together.

Best wishes to you and maybe this Wynonna Earp gif will make you smile some. 

Originally posted by ravenclawwit

anonymous asked:

If you could pair Natsu and Gray with anyone other than Lucy and Juvia who would you choose ?

Each other?

Honestly, for Gray I’m pretty open. My OTP for him is Lyoray but I wouldn’t want that canon, so I’d be fine with GrayLu or Grayza. Or even Grana or Graytear. Or Gray x Loke (Groke? Loray? What’s the protocol here?).  

Naaaatsu… okay, the only ship I’ve ever had for him sunk hard and I’ve never really shipped him with anyone else besides Gray. He never really inspired that kind of interest with me, sorry to say!  

madzielightbanes  asked:

3, 19, 23, and 45 for the Fandom ask luv❤️❤️❤️

3. what is the best fandom you’ve ever been involved in?

one tree hill. it got me into everything i have now. also the debates over brucas vs leyton were legendary

19. is there a ship which you wished you could get behind, but you just don’t feel them?

i wish i could ship some of the more mainstream ships? because it would be easier to get excited over new stuff that happens between them? but honestly, you gotta be you and ship what you love, you know?

23. name a fic you’ve written that you’re especially fond of & explain why you like it.

i reaaaaaalllllly enjoyed writing i have always been the storm last year, because it was like FUCK I STILL LOVE THIS PAIRING AND I LOVE THIS MOVIE. i was so pumped the whole weekend i wrote it. and it was like… everything i had learned from years of writing sterek came together? there’s still stuff i’d edit, though lol.

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Daishou scribbles cause he was there for, like, half a panel and I got excite

anonymous asked:

Sorry, I want to follow you but I'm a bit worried. You're not an anti, right? I'm a shaladin shipper so I wouldn't like to mistakenly follow an anti, even if they draw really pretty art (antis are scary, and mean)

I’m not quite sure what characters are all involved in the shaladin ship, but you are completely safe here. (And I’m a bit shocked that you think I’m maybe an anti, since I can’t remember that I said something against any ship.) I just stick to one ship per character and would call myself a “single”-shipper (not sure if I made it up or it is actually a term xD) but I would say it’s the counterpart to a multi-shipper!! 

I’ve made a little guide with my lovely voltron babies ~ ♥ 

Well since I’m not a multi-shipper I could be wrong but I think it is somehow like that ^^. It doesn’t mean they love all ships, they see more ships than just one or two.

happy holidays \o/

this was apart of the @christmas-shou exchange for @lilpea !

I LOVE THE NEW OMAKE AND ITS UNEXPECTED KACCHAKO VIBES

Like the way Bakugou turns around and is ready to beat the shit out of whoever is behind him

And is shook when he sees it’s Uraraka (he still swears at her cuz that’s just who he is, but still)

^^ Also the fact that Uraraka knows Bakugou’s looking for Midoriya without him having to say so

AND THE FACT THAT SHE CAN SENSE HIS FUCKING BAKURAGE AURA

(I guess it’s pretty hard to miss but SHHHH LET ME HAVE MY MOMENT)

Bakugou can’t hurt her with his stank attitude:

BECAUSE

SHE AIN’T GOING ANYWHERE Y’ALL

AND SHE CALLS HIM COOL:

(Note that the speech bubbles have a black background, which usually happens in manga when those words are important to someone.)

AND I CAN’T REMEMBER ANYONE ELSE STRAIGHT UP TELLING BAKUGOU TO HIS FACE THAT THEY THINK HE’S COOL (It’s probably happened before like with Kirishima or somebody but I seriously can’t remember it happening).

AND THIS:

SHE UNDERSTANDS HIM

AND HER GENUINE, CARING EYES

AND HIS FACE AS SHE’S TALKING TO HIM

SHOOK AF

And after the whole thing’s over, she’s all like,

And even though he’s perpetually an angry shit, her words still made Bakugou calm down:

These two are just -

GAH

I refuse not to be a part of Pocky day

Prompt #158

“Is there a reason my bathtub is filled with a full gallon of blood and glitter?”

“Okay. I have a really good reason for the blood but I have no idea where the glitter came from”

"... Thank you, Mr Spock."

Mccoy: *gives cup to the pretty woman he’s trying to woo*
Spock: *gives cup to Jim*