"Four. There's been a fourth. Something's different this time."
“You know how they never leave a note? This one did.”
So the fourth suicide was different than all the rest. Jennifer Wilson, the unfaithful spouse who works in the media, left a note for the detective. The amount of pink helped Sherlock realize the mistake. Her real-but-technically-never-alive daughter was Rachel Wilson.
Why do you think the Unaired Pilot had five serial suicides but when A Study in Pink came around they changed it to four? Faulty? Or we’ve been hacked and it’s a message.
Why did Gatiss and Moffat talk in 2011 about the emotional climax to Sherlock happening in series 4? Because this arc has been their plan from the beginning.
So what happened in the fourth series of Sherlock?
What’s different about this one?
John Watson, unfaithful spouse who works in the media, left a note for the detective. His real-but-never-technically-alive daughter was Rosamund Watson. The amount of references to A Study in Pink helped the audience realize the mistake.
Once you start noticing the ASIP references, everything you see is Mind Palace.
THAT is the clue.
– Mary shooting Sherlock in The Roland Kerr college from ASIP
– Sherlock descending the steps to Moriarty’s cell were the same as the ones in Brixton in ASIP
– “You’ve been reading John’s blog, the story of how you met”
– “Alternatively” opening montage of TAB has ASIP references sprinkled out of order
– Holmes and Watson recreate their meeting in TAB
– Sherlock and John’s ending Montage in TFP being like Mycroft’s in ASIP when he says “Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson”
– “Perfectly sound analysis but i was hoping you’d go deeper” / “Too Deep, Sherlock, you’re in too deep” / “I shall have to go deep into myself” / “These are deep waters”
– Sherlock having flashbacks to ASIP in TLD
– Faith recreating Sherlock’s adventure in ASIP
– John rushing to save Sherlock from a serial killer at the last minute
– John’s cane
– John (re)starting Therapy
I’m sure there are many others I’m missing, so feel free to add more if you think of them.
TL;DR: Everything since Sherlock got shot is mind palace. The next piece of footage we get will shoot us back in time to series 3. I wouldn’t expect anything less from two men who also write for Doctor Who.
Watching John and Sherlock’s meeting, in ASiP, we can see that they both look pleased to meet each other. John readily offers his phone (heart) and Sherlock readily takes it. There’s a reciprocity there that is obvious: Sherlock is flirting up a storm and John is loving it.
The recreation of their meeting, which Sherlock reconstructs in his Victorian mind palace, shows us a significantly more enthusiastic Sherlock and, I think, a more lukewarm John. It is possible that in Sherlock’s mind when they first met, he was the one who was immediately obviously besotted whereas John maybe was not. He may not have been as sure of John’s attraction as the audience is.
I was inspired by this post by @merillock of John’s reaction to seeing Sherlock beating a corpse. I realised that his smile is not a genuine smile, it doesn’t reach his eyes. His eyes look more concerned or bewildered, even. A smirk momentarily reaches his lips and then is gone. He finds this peculiar, it seems. Interesting enough but not necessarily pleasing.
Sherlock beating the corpse is one of his gayest moments, and he is now beating that body harder and longer than ever. Maybe this could be showing us Sherlock seeing John seeing how very gay he is and having a lukewarm reaction to it. John is not pleased, he’s bemused, maybe. But his eyes are not warm, they’re standoffish.
In contrast to their actual meeting where John looks guarded but actually pleased, in his own mind he may not have perceived just how much John was really into him. Sherlock knows for sure that he was into John but he doesn’t seem as sure how John felt. Not just about him as a potential mate but about him as a gay man.
Later, when they find Mary at Baker Street, Sherlock will refer to himself as, ‘an unsavoury companion of dubious morals’. On the train, on the way to the Carmichael estate, he will say (as John) that he is, ‘an unprincipled drug addict’, that John convinced everyone is, ‘some kind of gentleman hero’. I think we can also see this depiction of himself as he introduces himself to John. Immediately after saying his name and address, half his face is dark, signalling that he may be a morally grey or morally ambiguous character. He puts on his deerstalker (his straight façade) and his face is entirely in darkness. This could be because in Sherlock’s own narrative he’s not an especially good person: he’s not a hero, he’s a person of bad morals whom probably no one should trust. This also works as a kind of Victorian gay-coding. Sherlock may be a great person but during this time, ‘shady morals’, easily equaled, ‘gay’, and this introduction also reinforces that.
Anyway, I feel like John looks tolerant but reticent and that Sherlock looks cautiously hopeful yet fears that his nature will turn John off. Both his nature as possibly not a good dude but also his nature as a gay dude.
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This is all pretty interesting because I believe in EMP, but I also really like the idea that series 4 follows the style of John’s blog. I guess that sort of makes sense; the end of HLV had a touch of that, but was still an immediate continuation of the real narrative, so Sherlock was able to imagine it realistically. Then he passed over to the next dream level for TAB (he probably has John’s blog entries catalogued in his Mind Palace, which is how he could remember A Strange Meeting through John’s eyes, and which later contributed to the fuckiness of series 4); the Victorian setting worked well as a metaphor for his suppressed feelings, but also aided in distinguishing dreams from reality, although we saw in the graveyard scene that you can’t trust all “modern” scenes to be real.
BUT - here’s the weird part: we thought that Sherlock woke up for real at the end of TAB, right? Well, there are two reasons why this might not be the case:
According to EMP, none of the tarmac was real, so unless he wakes up in the hospital bed, that isn’t very convincing.
We get the very last scene with Holmes and Watson in front of the fire AFTER the tarmac. This shows that he is still in his Mind Palace, and also that (as the camera pulls back) this dream can bleed into the “real” world setting.
Does Sherlock know that he’s not awake yet? Maybe he’s been submerged too long to remember that he’s dreaming (and he’s probably being given drugs in the hospital, inspiring the tarmac-level overdose, and the Victorian-level cocaine use. This is why he’s acting so manic and citing a “natural high” at the start of TST; in his mind, he hasn’t taken any drugs lately, but the reality is that his body is still hooked up to the morphine, along with anything that Mary might have given him), or maybe the weird haircuts for John and Mary are a way for him to keep track of reality. Either way, he’s slipping.
Upon “waking up” for TST, he begins solving cases very very rapidly, completely throwing himself into the Work. Maybe this has to do with feeling unable to confront his feelings for John directly… OR it’s because he feels likeJohn only wants him for the exciting cases, and he’s worried about letting John slip away. Just think – he’d come back from the dead, used cases to distract from the impending wedding but then watched the wedding go through anyway, and then John disappeared for a whole month and he relapsed on drugs. He managed to rope John back in for the Magnussen case, but that went spectacularly wrong. John forgave Mary. (But only in Sherlock’s head; in real life, he still doesn’t know who shot Sherlock.)
So now, Sherlock is trying to be exactly what he thinks John wants him to be. That’s why there’s such a huge fixation on the blog. We get Sherlock analyzing the blog content, trying to see things through John’s eyes. He’s looking for the elements of the cases that John likes, but inevitably begins to pick up on the negatives, which is why we get Sherlock The Semi-Sociopath again (not paying attention to John, always on his phone – versus series 3 Sherlock, which was from his own POV) and John’s feelings that he’s nothing more than a sidekick.
Sherlock is using the blog entries that he’s catalogued as a template for TST, but also trying to resolve the Mary storyline that he set up in HLV. (Remember, we still don’t know the truth about Mary; these are all predictions by Sherlock.) He gets the A.G.R.A storyline from H.O.U.N.D. and from his own torture experiences (which is why Ajay is a Sherlock mirror), and the Thatcher busts from The Six Thatchers blog entry, and never quite figures out if Mary is a villain (she shot Sherlock) or a hero (John loves her). So he writes her more action scenes (remember what he imagined her telling John in TAB: “it’s not your going that bothers me, it’s your leaving me behind!” based on how she rushed after them at the wedding reception, and how she insisted on coming along for the Happily Ever After case on John’s blog), and gives her a heroic death, trying to figure out how John would react once she’s out of the picture.
He imagines that John would not react well at all. He is probably thinking about how greatly he underestimated John’s grief at this own fake death, and mentally combines that with all the times John has ever been angry at him and blamed him for things (especially the Fall). So Sherlock imagines that not only is John taking Mary’s death very hard, but he is blaming Sherlock for it. Sherlock tries to figure this out by imagining John’s therapy sessions, although he changes the therapist because it would take to much effort to also imagine Ella, who he doesn’t know too well (and he had tried imagining her in TST). Remember, Ella was the one who made John set up his blog in the first place. Maybe Sherlock consulted her to get a better idea of how to structure the narrative.
Meanwhile, someone must have just given him another dose in real life, because in TLD, he’s absolutely losing it. He points out his ability to predict people’s behavior up to two weeks in advance; this is proof of the possibility of EMP, since he could easily imagine those situations in his head. (But this also shows that Sherlock thinks he always gets these predictions right… but we know that some of these characters seem to be acting a little off, so we know that he hasn’t gotten it completely accurate.) He pictures Bill Wiggins keeping him company… is this how he acted when he only had Billy the skull? We clearly see that Faith was inspired by John, specifically by their first meeting in ASIP. In the hospital, a number of people bring up John’s blog, stating that it’s gone a bit downhill (rather like this show has, now that Sherlock’s spiraling into blog-style characterizations instead of realistic depictions), and he gives a speech to the kids about how logic and reasoning is the most important aspect of crime-solving, not John, because he thinks that’s how John sees him.
He imagines a plot line with a memory drug, because he’s starting to forget what the purpose of this whole exercise was, or whether or not he’s still dreaming… and a killer… there was murder somewhere, wasn’t there? And a hospital? He remembers a hospital, and a sinister blonde person threatening to kill him if he spills the secret of their murderous tendencies… but he’s got it wrong, all wrong, and Mary has told him to do something, and John is in the dark, and he’s really dying this time. (Is someone trying to smother him in real life?)
But then – John saves him. Because of course he does. John, who saved his life in ASIP and who has always followed and protected him. “There’s always two of us.” But he remembers how much Mary’s death must be affecting John, and he imagines that John would still be angry with him. He saw John speak to him at his gravestone, and so he personifies Mary, to try to guess how John would act with her shadow still over him. (Also, a part of him remembers that John is still in danger from Mary, hence the sinister ambiguity of her first scene in TLD.) Rosie is off somewhere – who knows, who cares. Sherlock remembers the wedding, which was supposed to be perfect but which featured an attempted murder anyway.
Perhaps the TLD hug reminds him of the Stag Night, when he thought they were headed for something big but weren’t quite able to reach it. That was the Mayfly Man case… he thought is was unrelated, but it turned out to be tied to John and his wedding, and his previous romantic interest… and so we get Eurus, the unexpected danger. Because Sherlock can’t actually imagine anything past that hug; he’s still unsure of how John would react.
TFP could be a number of things:
Sherlock’s imagining of what John’s Mind Palace would look like after he gets shot (because they can’t have a happy ending; John is in danger and Sherlock has been stupid and now he might lose John forever).
Sherlock has fallen down another dream layer, like the waterfall scene in TAB.
Sherlock is on so many drugs and/or he’s been in the Mind Palace so long that everything is getting reeeeeeally weird.
Someone has the TV on and is watching horror movies and Bond, and/or Sherlock has taken the blog influence too seriously, and now things really are written in the style of John’s blog: romantic and clipped and half unbelievable.
TL;DR: Assuming that S4 is all EMP, Sherlock is using John’s blog as reference when creating the narratives for the three episodes. We saw him read the entry about their first meeting in TAB; this shows that Sherlock likely has some (if not all) of John’s blog entries stored in his Mind Palace, and he is now drawing from them.
Did any real people or events inspire any part of it?
Okay so for the most part, there are only small “inspirations” from my real life in this story. Like my love of getting drunk, singing Queen, and doing dumb shit. Drunk Monopoly is a thing that happens often over here. There are also a few minor things here and there, like in Chapter 6: Blow Job, the small part where Daichi and Iwa-chan are reminiscing about Oikawa getting beat by demons at the Austrian festival came from a story a friend of mine told me about how SHE got beat by the demons during the Krampusnacht festival.
Also, Daichi’s dog. Even though my dog is named Mugi, I have always called him Pochi as a nickname since he was a puppy.
And I suppose in a way, I semi-modeled Yukie after my sister because she is just as wild and willing to throw down in a heartbeat.
Oh! And a huge chunk of Suga’s personality, the “I’ll fight you and then be your best friend and send you on the path to righteousness” was heavily influenced by Robert Duvall’s character “Hub” from the movie Secondhand Lions. Though I suppose that’s not really a real life inspiration considering I don’t know Robert Duvall.
But the biggest “real life” inspiration I think comes from Suga’s personality disorder.
Let’s break it down and have a little looksy (because why not shed a little light on the subject while I’m at it?):
I have someone very close to me that has a personality disorder that tends to make her react to situations in irrational ways (lashing out at loved ones, getting intensely angry at the drop of a hat, and avoiding difficult situations) and I used my experience with this to help write Suga’s personality disorder.
While I didn’t write anything concrete about just what type of disorder Suga has (since he is reluctant to seek any kind of help and therefore cannot get diagnosed), I see him as being Borderline, with just a small bit of Obsessive-Compulsive mixed in there.
The Borderline side of things comes from his struggle to control his mood and certain behaviors in times of stress (AKA his “breakdowns”). It also affects how he sees himself as an artist or as someone able to be desired by people he considers better than himself (AKA Daichi and even Miya). Which is where his suspicion of other people’s sincerity when they compliment him or tell him that they love him comes in.
This disorder can also be seen in his self destructiveness (AKA, how he refused to take his pain pills because he “deserved to hurt”). And because Borderline Personality Disorders can make a person struggle with their sense of identity, it also helps shed a little light on Suga’s disbelief in his own “passion” towards painting. Not to mention he has difficulty with his fear of abandonment (a trait that he shares with Oikawa ahem) which leads to him not only being dependent on the people close to him, but also quick to cut off a relationship at the earliest of troubles (AKA after the stolen kiss in Chapter 8: Lavender Honey Cream).
On top of all of this, people with Borderline can also suffer from bouts of extreme, inappropriate rage, such as Suga displayed in Chapter 31: Fallen Angel through his sudden fury towards Miyuki almost touching Daichi and his intense reaction to the “manual” (though the rage there seems slightly less inappropriate, even though the way he dealt with it was.)
His Obsessive-Compulsive side contributed to the “Big Breakdown” because of the sudden loss of his ability to paint, something that he typically put an immense amount of effort and time into, sometimes going so far as to leading to his own self-neglect for the sake of the art.
I’m not completely well versed in this area, (all my knowledge comes from being friends of 9 years with someone that has it and my own light research into it) so I don’t pretend that Suga is a completely accurate representation of someone that suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. Not to mention I elevated his “breakdowns” for the sake of “drama” because it’s a fanfiction and it’s not real and we love “drama”, right? But seeing my friend and all that she goes through, I wanted to express a little bit of that anger and frustration that she experiences on a day to day basis (though less dramatically than Suga). I also wanted to write a counterpart in Daichi, a precious soul that will take all of the pain and anger and frustration like a total champ.
You go Daichi.
You da MVP.
AAAAhhhhhh okay this ended up being way longer than I expected. It also kind of turned out to be a PSA on Suga’s mental instability. More than you bargained for, but eh. Oh well.
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What part was hardest to write?
Honestly, the hardest moment for me to write was Miya’s rejection in Chapter 34: Dark and Stormy.
He was someone that I had planned to make a deplorable douche and then somewhere along the line I fucked up big time and made him Best Boy™ and hurting him made me want to Die™. So that entire scene was very, very difficult to write because I was too damn emotionally invested and may or may not cried straight through it. Don’t Look at Me™.
okay but au where the deal with the Moriyamas for Neil goes through and someone in one of Andrew’s Fosters Homes sees Andrew’s violence way earlier in his life. And they become Riko’s Number 4 and 5 when they’re still children.
And yet, even though their numbers mark them as Riko’s, they have been each others since they met.
The two of them learning Japanese and French alongside the others, then picking German up so they can talk to each other
Andrew who takes knives as his weapons and makes it clear to Neil that these ones are for protecting him, not hurting him.
That same night, the two of them pool some money together and buy a book of baby names. They choose the name Neil to replace Nathaniel because Nathaniel will always be afraid of knives, but Neil will never be afraid of them in Andrew’s hands.
The two of them always by each others side. It is never like Riko and Kevin, wherein Riko walks in front like a king and the others fall into line behind him, because they are always equal.
Andrew who has already been through enough foster homes to slice into hands and forearms anytime someone touches him, but who walks thigh-to-thigh and shoulder-to-shoulder with Neil always.
Andrew and Neil who know each others bodies inside and out because while they were growing, they were also exploring.
Andrew and Neil who share their first kiss at fifteen without any though because they have always been a “we” because there is no one else for either of them.
No one ever flat out says it, but Andrew and Neil make a more deadly team on the court then Kevin and Riko ever will. Kevin and Riko may be synced perfectly, but Andrew and Neil know each other inside and out not because they were forced on each other but because they wanted to be with each other
Neil and Andrew holding down the defensive line almost single handedly because Neil and Andrew don’t need to communicate, they just know what the other is thinking.
Can you make a headcanon of Floyd Talbert from meeting him to marriage/kids? I've been having slight feels for that Tab ( because I want to tap him :3 )
-When you first meet Tab omg, he’s latched into you
-He follows you everywhere you go, always complimenting you, always tries to be as close to you as possible
-but he’s also super respectful and makes sure to never make you feel uncomfortable
-When any other guys try to hit on you, he yells out, “Hey, back off she’s mine!”
-you’re just like ‘no I’m not lmao’
-after senseless flirting he finally approaches you to ask you out
-and you did not expect to see him, super dressed up, at your door with flowers and a shy little smile.
-you figured after all this trouble, you might as well try. So you give him a chance.
-he treats you like a Princess holy acorns
-after the night is over asks you if you would be willing to go on another date and he leans into you but whispers, “Stop me if it’s too soon”
-He gets everyone to help out when he asks you to marry him
-Winters calls you into the hall for a ‘briefing’
-but when you walk in, all the boys are standing in a line on each side of the room.
-as you walk down the middle the guys on the left side are handing you roses while the guys on the right are each holding up a sign that reads ‘Will You Marry Me ?“
-At the end is Tab, looking very nervous but also super smiley
-Welsh is the priest for the wedding shhh
-He dips you for the kiss and everyone goes hollering
-When you tell him you’re pregnant and he starts to smile, “You’re joking..Are you serious? Babe oh my god, really?” And you just keep laughing because he’s so shocked and he just keeps asking if you’re kidding or not.
-He cried when your child was born and picks out all the little features that belong to you
-He is a baseball dad omg his own little league!!!
Hey sorry I don't know the story of when you met Kurt. Just wondering if you could repost it :)
it’s under “the big meeting” tab. but here it is again.
the big meeting
I was lucky enough to meet kurt cobain in 1993. said “hi” to krist and dave.
several people have asked why I didn’t see them in concert more.
I did have tickets..for several shows, but either kurt canceled the show or the whole tour, no funds, or work.
I called in the day I DID see them, and caught hell for it. but I met kurt, and didn’t care.
the show was in Chicago, Aragon Ballroom, October 23rd, 1993.
the only time they played “you know You’re right”, and just an excellent show.
it’s said it was the best show on the tour.
had to borrow a car, as mine was junk. got lost, and was afraid I would miss the whole thing. (300 miles)
I was wandering around (okay, trying to sneak backstage) and got into
what I thought was a meet and greet. tons of people, food and
and why not? not security that I saw, so I barged right in.
back by the door, in case of problems. figured krist or dave might
show up, but never expected kurt. I heard he hated meet and greets.
chatting with a group of people, and in walks KURT COBAIN.
really thought I would faint. I mean , I had followed him since 1989,
but here he was ! very handsome, tiny. huge hands and feet.
those eyes looked right through you. beautiful azure blue eyes.
very smoothly, I say “HI" really loud. and he grinned (what a
smile) and said “hi" right back. and walked over to this group of
people I was standing with. AND STOOD next to me. OMG.
was not comfortable with the situation. I don’t think groups of
strangers was his thing at ALL. kept looking at his shoes. but he
answered questions, and did talk. people asked about frances, (big
smile here) he was so proud of her.
I did thank him for his music. (chuckle here) and a smirk.
no one fangirled or fanboyed…….most odd. but I wanted too!
and dave walked through, and dave cracked ” ladies and gentlemen, KURT
COBAIN in the flesh" and kurt laughed. he had the best laugh.
he stayed just a few minutes longer…..thanked us, and started walking
in the direction of the eats…..then “damn, “ and walked back…..took
some guitar picks out of his pocket, and handed them out. I got
one. right out of HIS hands.
that man had huge hands, and calluses on those fingers.
I got out of there right away, as I certainly didn’t have clearance to be there.
I held the guitar pick all the way home. I am such a dork.
but the whole thing was puzzling. kurt attending a meet and greet? handing out guitar picks? not like him at all.
less than 6 months later, Kurt was gone.
forward to the 20th anniversary of In Utero. included in the deluxe set
I got was a copy of a letter from management saying “there were going
to be no meet and greets on the tour”
WHAT???? so what
did I get into? the only answer I can come up with , was it was a
private party. which makes sense in retrospect, as the eats and drinks
looked rather upscale for the average meet and greet. and no wonder
no one gushed and twaddled around kurt. only me. phineas, the
but I met kurt. that’s all that mattered.
still have the pick. I keep it with Leland’s letters. they will go to the grand daughter (who loves kurt also).
Fanfic thingy: Open Tab, 3 or 4 or both OR what's the funniest scene you've wrote so far?
How about I do ‘em all? Why not? Okay.
What’s your favorite line in narration?
You’re killing me. You do realize this story is 425,000 words, right? You’re killin’ me. Okay.
So I’m going to pick one of my long run-on sentences because I had fun writing it, even if it’s kind of poorly written and like I said, a run-on. It’s from Chapter 8: Lavender Honey Cream.
Daichi didn’t know if he could call the second half of their… date a success, having to share the romantic, candlelit dinner with… a tsundere and Tendou, who spent most of his time riling Sugawara up, which inevitably led to yet another argument about the poster and famous actress, nearly resulting in blows across the table- foiled by Semi’s interference- and ended with an entire basket of breadsticks on the floor, a crime for which Sugawara claimed he would never ever forgive the redhead.
I dunno, I like it, I guess.
What’s your favorite line of dialogue?
GAaaahhhhh. This one is so hard. Because I have a lot of one liners that make me laugh every time I read them. Because I’m hilarious. I’m going to cheat and do three lines. A funny one, a serious one, and a classic. So SUE ME.
First: “Maybe he trained in the mountains for six years to suck dick like that!”
Next: “We get frustrated and mad and sad and we say and do things that we don’t mean… that’s normal- there’s nothing wrong with that.”
Last: “Surprise me.”
Alright, and the funniest scene I think I’ve written? Honestly, I have a total soft spot for the scene in Chapter 21 when Bokuto and Kuroo are asking Suga about the forgotten Ladies Night and they keep saying dumb shit that could totally give it away. It might not be my funniest scene but it’s one of my favorites.
Okay! Whew! That was a fun one to do. Though I took way too much time going through the story looking for lines……….
At the beginning, very much, Sherlock needed to transcend his intelligence because he was trying to woo Watson into being his companion.
As far as that relationship goes, I think, it was very important at the beginning for Sherlock to really entertain and just sort of, encapture–captivate Watson and really impress him.
Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘A Study in Sherlock’ (the behind the scenes documentary after TAB)
confirmed sherlock was trying to woo john in their first meeting