I don’t need no reaffirmation from anyone (the press, especially) to KNOW what it’s the only outcome from this show that makes sense.
Is not a matter of faith. Faith is believing in something you can’t see or prove. Faith comes from a promess, a certainty without a tangible cause.
I’m sure johnlock will be canon not because it’s a “cult”, or a “pseudo-religion”. If TJLC is something, is the entire opposite of that. In it I have found a rigor that any doctoral thesis would envy. The codes, the story arcs, the subtext… That was not something we made up. Nor the references, the victorian background, the literary framework. We didn’t pull all of those things out of our arse. And most certainly we didn’t invent in the biggest materialization magic act ever, the intent that led a beautiful path of breadcrumbs for anyone to see. If they wanted.
TJLC is a theory that remains as such because of its nature (like evolution). TJLC not only was born as an intellectual literary exercise. It encourages it. You want to write about colors in the show? I bet my teeth they support johnlock. Drinks? We did and omg they’re so johnlocky. Wardrobe? Sure. Cinematography? TJLC has its foundations there. Music? You’re in for a treat. Numbers? It has been done and the result was gay gay gay.
As a meta writer, I test my theories to the core. Even when a code just needs to work for the two main characters, I’m not pleased (and sure it works) until I can translate it to other characters. No other aspect of the show has inspired hundreds of thousands of words worth in analysis. Even more, any attempt to do one and not including (or having in mind) johnlock, falls short.
I believe in TJLC not because I’m blind to any other interpretation, or because I want to see two pasty wrinkles kiss. I believe in it because I have two eyes and a brain, and I like to use them. I believe in it not because someone says I should. I believe in it despite the “journalists”, unable to make an analysis deeper than a crepe pan; despite the whole world screaming “BUT THEY CAN’T BE IN LOVE BECAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE THE SHOW HOMOSEXUEL” or “WHAT ABOUT THE HOLY INSTITUTION OF HETERO MARRIAGE”; despite the words of the authors who have no reason at all to give anyone an explicit ‘spoiler’ (why would they, really?).
I only believe what the actual program has shown me. I only believe in the things the canon has explicitly lead to.
And the show has been nothing but JOHNLOCK, from second one. So keep your “cult” or “dellusional” screams to yourself and stop disgracing humankind.