...a few thoughts...
Hello my lovelies,
I thought long and hard about writing this, if I even should or if I should just go on blogging sporadically like nothing happened. I mean, I don’t even have that many followers anyway, but those I have perhaps deserve a short heads-up. (Even if some probably don’t care.)
The thing is, ever since season four of Sherlock aired, a lot of us in this fandom have felt betrayed/disappointed/just generally unhappy, some hated the season, some loved it, some, like me, thought it just didn’t feel like the Sherlock they had come to know and love over the years. I don’t really want to go into what I thought/still think of it, because a lot of people have been hurt one way or another and I was never one for angry rants or long monologues on things from the show. In the end, to each their own, everyone should enjoy (or not enjoy) what they want. I have been a fan of many things in my life, but nothing quite as unique as Sherlock. I have made some amazing experiences over those six years, met some incredible people and obviously found a home here at tumblr. Despite a lot of ups and downs in the fandom (and my life), there were always a few constants I could hold on to. But now, I feel like I’ve moved on, as a lot of people have. I will probably forever be a Sherlock fan, I was a Holmes fan way before the BBC series, and Johnlock will forever have a special place in my heart. It has given me so much over the years, but now it doesn’t bring me the same joy it once did. And that’s sad, but also part of life, I think.
What I’m trying to say is that I will keep this blog running, but not regularly and definitely not to the same extent I used to. I’m guessing a lot of you will unfollow and I can totally understand. There’ve been some major reshuffles, people leaving the fandom or changing to another, etc. But I will check in from time to time, because I still love Benedict and Martin and also the show it once was.
Now, tumblr is obviously not gonna get rid of me that easily, and I’ve somehow found my home in a new fandom. I don’t know how long that’s gonna be, but it has taken me by storm, reawakened my creativity and I’ve even gone back to writing. It’s something completely different from Sherlock though, so I’m guessing no one will be actually interested. For those who are, or those who want to stay in touch more regularly, my new tumblr (where I’m gonna be most of the time, if not all) is @light-in-the-wood. Shadowhunters is the show, if anyone is wondering. I read and fell in love with the books a long time ago and now this show has wiggled its way inside my heart. That’s fandom life for you. ;) I’ve followed everyone I was following before with that blog as well, so I always know what you guys are up to. Shout out to @fairestpanda, @rominatrix, @londongypsy, @rox712, @junejuly15, @sherlockisthebest, @aconsultingdetective, @schnattergans, you guys are great. To any of my followers, I would love to see you over at my other blog, but I guess this is a big step away from my other fandom, so don’t worry about it.
Lastly, these past six years (five on tumblr) have been an epic journey, I learned so much and wouldn’t miss it for the world. Thanks to everyone who has been so nice over the years, and I hope you all continue being the people you are and have a great future ahead of you. Again, I won’t be gone completely, but it’s time for a new chapter. See you on the flip side. Come say hi at @light-in-the-wood.
Much love, Kia xxx