I noticed that in the last year of letters from Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens, Alexander becomes less affectionate in his letters. In early letters his goodbye’s were always:
But then in the the last several letters Alexander sends to John are but simply signed off with:
In John’s letters to Alexander he doesn’t write much affection- though it becomes obvious through the things he wrote that he really cared for Alexander. When Alexander begins to become distant he starts becoming more protective:
and begins signing off his letters with more affection and in his last letter to Alexander (that we have found) he writes one of the most affectionate things he’s ever written to Alexander
Something must of changed in their correspondence, while Alexander is growing more distant, John is growing more affectionate. The mood changed and Alexander in the last letter he wrote to John seems to have realized how much he missed John writing to him:
His partings change and instead of simply writing “adieu” he begins writing with the affection he wrote with before. It is doubtful that John ever received Alexander’s last letter. Which means John died thinking that Alexander was loosing his love for him.
*climbing through moffat’s kitchen window* i just find it funny, and by funny i mean unbearably annoying, how sherlock just completely ignored john’s vatican cameos *dusting myself off and going to the fridge* i mean, the entire point of this season and tbh the rest of the show was that john and sherlock need to cooperate to work efficiently *gets a carton of milk and chugs it* and sherlock just went against alla dat even though we know he’d learned from his mistakes after the reichenbach fall. also *pours all the remaining milk over my head* sherlock was gonna shoot himself and john just stood there like a fucken idiot???? whats up with that???
I really should've added more paprika... no, that's too much now... but is it, though? I think it needs mor-sHIT IT ALL CAME OUT FUCK fuck no it's supposed to look like that yeah
Is that a turtle in the basket? Cause I'm not cookin a fuckin turtle, shit *pockets turtle, glances over to shoulder to evade producers* cmon joseph let's get outta here little pal
*running by with a vat of bubbling oil* AHHHHHHHHH
Ah mon dieu, the smell of freshly baked garlic bread is more glorious than American independence and my ass in spandex
I'm using turnip in this casserole because it's time to- *glances at hand, squints* turn... up! Turn up! Oh, I get it, cause... yeah, John told me to fuckin say that.
Now, I remember my grandmother used to tell me two onions in a soup, not one, because despite the breath issue onions are very good for the immune system and taste splendid in a nice, homecooked southern me
*twerks while stirring* mAC AND CHEESE with VaNiLlA IcE cReAm BITCHES!!!1!!1!
*visibly ill* None of you can cook why are you here
MARY: That’s the text alert of Irene Adler; she’s the scary mad one, right?
JOHN: That noise.
SHERLOCK: What noise?
MARY: She’s dead. Ooh, I bet she isn’t dead, I bet he saved her! Oh my God! Oh, the posh boy loves the dominatrix! He’s never knowingly under-cliche, is he?
JOHN: I’m going to make a deduction.
SHERLOCK: Oh, okay, that’s good.
JOHN: And if my deduction is right, you’re going to be honest and tell me, okay?
SHERLOCK: Okay. Though I should mention that it is possible for any given text alert to become randomly attached to-
JOHN: Happy birthday.
SHERLOCK: Thank you, John. That’s really kind of you.
JOHN: Never knew when your birthday was.
SHERLOCK: Now you do.
JOHN: Seriously? We’re not going to talk about this?
SHERLOCK: Talk about what?
JOHN: I mean, how does it work?
SHERLOCK: How does what work?
JOHN: You and ‘the woman’. Do you go to a discreet Harvester sometimes? Is there nights of passion in High Wycombe?
SHERLOCK: Oh for God’s sakes! I don’t text her back.
JOHN: Why not? You bloody moron! She’s out there, she likes you, and she’s alive! Do you have the first idea how lucky you are?! Yes, she’s a lunatic, she’s a criminal, she’s insanely dangerous. Trust you to fall for a sociopath!
MARY: Oh, married an assassin!
JOHN: But she’s… you know…
JOHN: Just text her back!
JOHN: Because High Wycombe is better than you are currently equipped to understand!
SHERLOCK: I once caught a triple poisoner in High Wycombe.
JOHN: That’s only the beginning, mate.
SHERLOCK: As I think I have explained to you many times before: romantic entanglement, while fulfilling for other people-
JOHN: Would complete you as a human being.
SHERLOCK: That doesn’t even mean anything.
JOHN: Just text her. Phone her. Do something while there’s still a chance because that chance doesn’t last forever. Trust me, Sherlock, it’s gone before you know it. Before you know it.
JOHN: She was wrong about me.
SHERLOCK: Mary? How so?
JOHN: She thought that if you put yourself in harm’s way I might… rescue you, or something. But I didn’t. Not ’til she told me to. And that’s how this works. That’s what you’re missing. She taught me to be the man she already thought I was: get yourself a piece of that.
SHERLOCK: Forgive me, but you are doing yourself a disservice. I have known many people in this world but made few friends, and I can safely say-
JOHN: I cheated on her.
JOHN: No clever comeback? I cheated on you, Mary. There was a woman on the bus and I had a plastic daisy in my hair, I’d been playing with Rosie, and this girl just smiled at me. That’s all it was, it was a smile. We texted constantly. Wanna know when? Every time you left the room, that’s when. When you were feeding our daughter. When you were stopping her from crying. That’s when. That’s all it was. Just texting. But I wanted more. And do you know something? I still do. I’m not the man you thought I was, I’m not that guy, I never could be. But that’s the point. That’s the whole point. Who you thought I was is the man who I want to be.
MARY: Well, then. John Watson. Get the hell on with it.
*He begins to cry. Sherlock rises and hugs him gently.*
Sorry to bother again, but I have a question about TST that I don’t really know who to ask about. In the scene right after the opening where John is typing on his laptop even though it’s not actually his blog, just a screen shot I suppose, the fake blog post called 221Back he says that “the baby runs all of our lives” and “if im not changing nappies, I’m buying nappies” but Mary is still obviously pregnant at this point in the show (like a second before it goes to his screen, it shows her grimacing and grabbing her stomach, it’s also before the birth scene). Why would everyone be so extremely busy with the baby and why would John be constantly changing and buying nappies if the baby hasn’t even been born?
OH. This is interesting.
I mean, we already figured out that the blog entry isn’t even real, so… why… show us a blog entry about having a baby and changing nappies if… it hasn’t even happened yet? Further proof about this possibly being Sherlock’s unreliable narration?!
Plus this blog entry was actually pointed out to Arwel, and he is aware that it is a graphic and not the blog (I believe his response was just a winky face). So.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m loving Kane’s ever expanding brood of problematic children, but I’m also TOTALLY here for Abby adopting Murphy as her Trash Son alongside her existing Precious Cinnamon Roll Son Jackson
Even though the wait for episode 8 is only half over, i’m still really pumped because unlike last year we’re actually gonna get news about it. We’re gonna get the title soon, trailers, photo-ops, hints about the plot, etc and that makes it bearable. Plus in the meantime we have Rogue One to obsess over. The worst is over guys and I don’t know about you but i’m really fucking excited.
It’s not even been 48 hours and all I know for sure is that this fandom is bloody brilliant! Seriously, though, there are so many theories and little details that I though it might be a good idea to write up an overview of what is floating about.
So, let’s see. There is a lot of overlap, so don’t take these as too strictly separated or exclusive.
A) T6T was real. Now John blames Sherlock for his wife’s death, but Sherlock needs to save him as per Mary’s instruction.
Mary either was genuinely trying to save Sherlock’s life,
or it was her/Moriarty’s plan to really “burn the heart” out of Sherlock by having Mary die in a way that John will forever idolise her.
As pointed out by @hollyberrypie, this can be added here (though there is a lot of overlap to other theories, I think).
Everything in HLV and TST after Mary shot Sherlock is a recollection of events by the unreliable narrator Sherlock who tells it to Ella (by @slow-burn-romance)
TST is Sherlock’s doctored version of events by the means of which he is giving John an alibi, since it was actually John who shot Mary (@johnlockfulfilment and @welovethebeekeeper)
These are the four/five big directions I can see fandom leaning towards regarding the question of reality vs. mind palace vs. dream. Each theory comes with even more questions, and I probably already missed another one being formed while writing this up^^
I for one can’t wait to get more data and see what The Lying Detective brings :)
Okay so I was talking to my Dad who worked in the movie industry for years and has directed and written his own film etc. and I offhand mentioned that they aired tfp early and didn't have ndas even though they did for tld and he knows nothing about tjlc doesn't really care about the show and doesn't know what the leaked spoilers were and he said "wow that is super weird sounds to me like they want spoilers leaked they probably filmed multiple endings just you wait I bet it will be different the day it airs" and he's like "actually yeah that totally fits in with the references to clue like that movie had multiple endings it totally fits" like this was entiiirrrelllly unprompted and he knows tons about film and has literally no vested interest in wanting the episode on Sunday to be different
I’m still pumped 💖👨❤️👨🐝❤️💛💚💙💜👱🏻💖🕵🏼👬💀🐘see you guys Sunday
To Anyone who is worried or confused about The Six Thatchers
I am pretty sure Mary (and the people she’s working for) are doing all of this. Someone in the “M” gang definitely helped Ajay escape right at that moment. The woman on the bus was planted there to give John her number to compel John to cheat. So he would feel guilty when she kept calling him perfect and kind and so much better than her. And Then Vivian was told by the “M” squad to “shoot” Sherlock so she could jump in front of him and look like a hero as well as making them “even” for her shooting Sherlock. And then she gave her dramatic cliche speech about how all she wanted was a life as Mary Morstan so Sherlock would feel guilty even though he did nothing really wrong (except talking to much). Her goal was to make them both feel like shit and for John to take his anger out on Sherlock (to burn his heart). AND ON TOP OF THIS SHES NOT EVEN DEAD. We were supposed to catch on to the fact that, “It’s not like the movies. There’s no dramatic spurt of blood and you go flying backwards” but that’s EXACTLY what happened to Mary. And then the “Miss me?” Video (I knew that would get your attention (BOI)) Sherlock is probably walking in to the final trap with the case of “Save John Watson”. Because the “M” squad know he will do anything to save John and now he feels guilty for letting John down and breaking his vow by letting “Mary” “die”. ALSO can we talk about how Sherlock is going to therapy because his world is “crashing down around” him and he doesn’t know how to deal with his emotions anymore especially with John mad and avoiding him and he seems to be using hypnotherapy to try to make him self less cocky and full of himself because he thinks that’s what John wants!?!?! Like wth man this episode was so much. THEY NEED TO COMMUNICATE.
i feel like we don’t talk enough about john’s acting in tfa. like
finn goes though so. many. emotions in such a brief time. from the very start of the film, he goes though: grief, determination, panic, resolve, fear, euphoria (the high of his successful escape with poe), and so much more.
i think what really sells it, for me, is finn/john’s ability to pull of levity in the midst of intensity. like, the “why are you helping me”/“it’s the right thing to do,” exchange between him and poe, or the “yep, i’m with the resistance. i am with the residence,” exchange later on, with rey.
the writing there is great, but those lines had to be delivered perfectly in order to land, and john absolutely brought it home.
anyway finn is amazing and unique, and john brought him to life brilliantly.
Hey! I love your coffee and tea Dragons. They're adorable and I kind of want to cuddle them. I also wondered if you've done any hamlet drawings?
Thank you! I do have a Hamlet tag but it’s uhh pretty much just a couple of old drawings and reblogs of John Simm when he took on the role years ago so there’s really not much to see there. I’d love to add more to the tag in though!
Sherlock: Oh I’m a high functioning sociopath. *Rescues Watson from a fire* I don’t care about any human. *Screens his wedding guests* Humans are such dull and boring things. *Calls Watson the kindest and cleverest man he’s ever met* I don’t care about anyone. *Looks at Watson* Dang…
So sorry if this has been done already but I haven’t seen anyone mentioning it yet so I thought I should write my first meta after a long time…. Sorry if it has a lot of mistakes I write really fast and don’t check more than twice really
Few things I have noticed…
What is John typing if this is an image/picture opened in his laptop? Seriously I don’t think this is a slip up, this is deliberate. Like look at this… the tItle is JOHN BLOG IMAGE.png. Is this a snippet of his screen?
Is that why the blog isn’t updated anymore?
Look at the past series when the blogs were shown… no seriously look
The “live”/as John types the writing is hovering on the screen blog type we get in a Scandal in Belgravia, though no showing of the actual screen…
And here John’s blog counter being stuck in 1895, BUT this isn’t a photo/picture a snippet of his screen like the one in the Six Thachers
Now you get the message, I can’t add all snippets of where we see John’s and Sherlock’s blogs being shown and not a picture but when actually updated the writing is hovering s2 style…
If John was really updating, and with all the brilliant and busy hovering texts we get this series, why is the (since) s2 when John’s blogging the text is hovering scene missing? Sure the episode is fast paced, it is already busy so they couldn’t add it… yeah okay
But why isn’t updated anymore? This is a picture of the draft… John isn’t really typing… and the blog isn’t really updated…
There’s also what John had written(past tense cause this fucking shit is a snippet, John isn’t really updating look at this shit) is quite funny. This is the text(anything in the parenthesis and italicised is my own additions):
Text: And we’re back! Sorry I haven’t updated the blog for such a long time but things have really been very busy (seriously John what kind of sentence is that. Also confirmation that a lot of time has passed since the last blog, The Sign of Three!!! Mary is seriously pregnant but for so many fucking months…. Anyway back to the text). You’ll have seen on the news about how Sherlock recovered the Mona Lisa (no sorry John it hasn’t broken our fourth wall though it seems more exciting than the fourth wall break of the announced of your daughter named after your wife’s freelance assassin facade… sorry name). He described it as “an utterly dreary case” and was much more interested in the case of a missing horseshoe and how it was connected to a bright blue deckchair on Brighton beach.
Next paragraph: I’ll try to write everything up when I get chance but it’s not been missing portraits and horseshoes that have taken up my time. (You sure mate? You missed 59 calls from your elephant term pregnant wife when she was going in labour because you were with your best friend all day?Mate you put an exclamation mark in we’re back but not in the announcement of you being a father? John your unhappiness is showing…)
Next: I’m going to be a Dad. (no exclamation mark, so he’s not excited… this is not a response from a happily married man about his addition in his family)
Next paragraph: I mean I thought I’d spent the last few years being a Dad to Sherlock (wow dad capitalised? Again? and the hurtful baby is Sherlock jokes again? Damn John, you are exuding unhappiness), but it doesn’t compare. The baby runs all our lives (but it’s not born yet, or was it born when you pretended to write this up, Johnny Boy…) (this is John’s parenthesis: Maybe not THAT different to Sherlock then!) (oh boy he exclamated this and not his announcement… yeah he is so happy about the baby…). If I’m not changing nappies, I’m buying nappies (um.. the baby isn’t here yet?) I’ve fought in Afganistan (sorry not present in the screencap but it’s there for milliseconds) and my best friend once faked his own death (still not over it wow!) but none of that ….(I am assuming here he has written compares but his fingers are always in the way however much I slow down the scene) It’s terrifying and amazing and the biggest adventure I’ve been
Here it ends… We never see what John “writes” as he doesn’t actually write up but pretend.
Further proof that John has a picture up of his own blog and not actually updating the blog is the actual corner. Now thank God I have Windows 10, same as John, which is weird if they are still in 2014 thanks to the hiatus and the baby etc. but look at this
Like honestly? The time jumps and the continuation problems we’ve always had…. but this is brilliant… not a slip up…
I am telling you John isn’t updating and this is why the blog also doesn’t update in our universe but I will leave you to further deductions as well…
The hit counter has changed moved away from 1895, thank god, but still in our real world it isn’t there. The numbers on counter now are 18493 and there’s weirdly an empty space in front of the 1, the hundred thousand space.
and a clearer image here
um??? why the empty space?
Okay so clearly John’s blog is booming, so much success is coming out of it, surely why not update it? Why leave fans waiting? Is this an act? Or MP?
Then we get these:
He has a touchscreen Windows laptop with removable keyboard. Okay alright the props and their time continuum is messed up we know this… BUT LOOK HE ISN’T ACTUALLY WRITING ANYTHING UP, IT’S A PICTURE HE IS LITERALLY NOT UPDATING HE IS ACTING UP WITH THE PICTURE ON HIS LAPTOP WHY???
And then we get the blogs up at the same time as the deduction scenes…
we get the s2 as John is writing up the case the blog post is on the screen effect, but here the client’s case is still unsolved, while usually when we see John write up the cases it’s after it has been solved… so they are trying to squeeze up the time here?
Next case, next blog post, this time the name is mentioned, so this one is probably linked to the wrong thumb they sent Sherlock. Nothing significant here…But why no title here? It’s meant to confuse us into thinking it’s the ontinuation of the last case but it’s not
Next: Wow John can’t really finish these blog posts can he? This is such a small piece, but why?
Next cases: The Circus Torso and The Canary Trainer. Oh here’s Hopkins and sorry I can’t remember his name while writing this but can’t bother to go find out. Here both of the cases are left with ellipsis again meaning it’s not finished. Here again not much context of the cases but the blog posts and the simultaneous Skype call (i think, could be face-time) are loading up the screen… Why? Why are we going so fast, and why are they showing the blog posts when it’s not updated. we’ll never read, have nothing to do with most of the episode, and are stealing precious time which only makes this more fast paced?
Sorry such a shitty screencap. Next up The Cardiac Arrest. Probably a pun as well, but we will never know because the blog isn’t updating anymore. Also because of much less context we get, yet it get’s screen time…. What is the point of this???
AHAHAH this is a nice one. Literally out of context, ellipsis before and after indicating it’s from some other blog post but then again we will never know because John won’t update his blog anymore… But look at this and tell me what your first thoughts are. What are you first thoughts?
221B has literally been circled by assassins before, Mycroft has warned John, and then John’s wife turns out to be an assassin so is it really so surprising? An assassin who turned out to be…. is a great wait to end this quote… beautiful.
AND IT COMES BEFORE JOHN REALISES THAT HE HAS 59 MISSED CALLS FROM HIS WIFE. THEY ARE LAUGHING AS THEY ARE GOING UPSTAIRS ARE FUNNY AND LIGHT AND THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENS…. BEAUTIFUL…
And then that’s it… all the fast paced no context cases Sherlock took up and the very heavy blog post effects covering the screen end with Mary being in labour, but Sherlock’s texts to presumably Scotland Yard begin…
Now I will continue this as I go into the rewatch more but it’s funny how I am stuck in the first not even 10 minutes of the show, analysing only 3 minutes of cases for the last 3 hours…
Anyway anything wrong please point it out, and tell me our own deductions from these scenes but there is more analysis coming, and if there’s something wrong message me, reply, tell me but go easy on me this is my first analysis type post after a long time!
Lastly, to answer many people who have been asking me, no I don’t think that John lost his passion to update the blog or even follow Sherlock after Mary’s death, but I guess part of the 221Back explains why John has stopped blogging, because he can’t keep up with Sherlock, baby and then all the Mary stuff going on… I also believe he’s acting suspicious and OOC just like Sherlock because it could be MP or they are undercover or something but I guess we’ll have to wait and see…
Plus they didn’t talk much in the episode like???
Conclusion: Something bigger is coming, but John’s posts will never go up. The are just snippets of him writing them… but never up.
1D fans everywhere have been eager for updates on the second solo album due from the internet-breaking boy band’s alumni: Niall Horan, whose debut single “This Town” hit no. 25 on the Hot 100 this fall, appears to be next in line after Zayn Malik – though no release date for his project has been confirmed.
One detail Horan has shared, though, is the producers he’s been working with. In a recent letter to his fans on Dec. 5, Horan shared that he’s been in the studio with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay) and Don Was, the Blue Note president who, as Horan put it, “is a complete legend and has produced anyone from The Rolling Stones to John Mayer to Bob Dylan.” He continued, “For me to work with this calibre of producer is pretty amazing really and I’m humbled that they wanna work with me.”
During a conversation with Was last week, it seemed that the pair had formed something of a mutual admiration society. “[Niall] showed up with a bunch of really great songs he wrote, he sings really well,” said Was. “He was thoroughly professional, humble and sweet. He spent time talking with all the musicians, hung out – everybody loved him.”
Was added that the album that prompted Horan to call him up was not what he’d expected. “I was trying to think [of what it would be], thinking of the stuff I did 30 years ago,” he said. “But it was John Mayer’s Born and Raised, which feels like a pretty recent excursion to me…but then again, [Niall]’s 23. On that record, John was trying to evoke the feeling of those old, 60’s Laurel Canyon albums – which I think we did, in a modern way. I love that record and I’m glad [Niall] liked it, even though it’s not what you would associate with One Direction. John was highly complimented when I told him about that.”
Of Horan’s debut solo single – Was produced the 1 Mic 1 Take version – he said, “It’s a real solid song,” adding that much of what they’ve recorded for the album shares its aesthetic. “He’s the real deal, man,” Was concluded. “I’m so impressed with this guy.”