wifeofbath  asked:

Hello Steph! Thank you for all the fic recs, metas, and everything you've been doing in the lead up to S4. My question is has there been any discussion about the use of the color yellow? Yellow dominated the banquet hall in "Sign of Three", and I noticed bright yellow balloons next to Mary in that clip of her, John, and the baby. Perhaps yellow as a symbol of artificial ceremony (wedding and christening)?

Hi Lovely!

Thank you so much, and you’re very welcome!

I have a few posts in my “yellow in Sherlock” tag on my blog!

Also, it could be a subtle nod to the canon story The Adventure of the Yellow Face, which actually made an appearance in MHRCuriously, there was a yellow face possibly spotted on set for S4.I’m sure there are tonnes more, and I welcome everyone to add their meta to this list!

anonymous asked:

While rewatching TSOT I started to think that Sherlock has the same issue with public speaking that I have. When I make any kind of presentation, I end up ignoring all of my notes and just ramble endlessly until I'm finished. If I attempt to look back at my notes, I'm completely lost. Sherlock kind of did that. (1/2)

He started, and then he had to search through his notes to find his place. The whole “done that bit" part. So I’m starting to think some of his speech wasn’t planned. Maybe he didn’t intend for his speech to reveal so much of his emotions and feelings about himself and John but his nerves about the wedding and being around strangers caused him to go off on a tangent rather then stick to whatever prepared script he had written out. (2/2)

Well, it is canon that Sherlock doesn’t like being around people (as he states in his video message to John in MHR), and we get lots of hints about Sherlock’s anxiousness throughout the preparations in TSo3. I think a LARGE part of it is that Sherlock is REALLY SHIT at dealing with his emotions, and WATCHING HIS BEST FRIEND AND THE MAN HE LOVES is really starting to drain him of his resources until he finally breaks at the end during the night do, giving away his feelings in one look to John.

Sherlock doesn’t LIKE being in big crowds, doesn’t like being around anyone who isn’t John, and a coping mechanism is for him to fiddle and falter and stumble and ramble. I’m with you, I get the feeling a LOT of what Sherlock said during the best man speech WASN’T what was on the cards, given that we know Sherlock called Lestrade for help on the speech, and all throughout he looked surprised at what Sherlock said.

Sherlock’s TRUE SELF is on display that day, and it’s so heart-wrenching to watch, because he’s so nervous, and sad, and scared and anxious, and the only time he finally is confident is when he’s solving a crime by focusing solely on John and not the wedding.


“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” 

Friedrich Nietzsche

Well well well. Here’s my piece for the Letsdrawsherlock challenge of this month, focused on the missing scenes. 

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

I just lost my breakfast at the sight of the...*gag* baby in John and Mary's arms. Please tell me it's not real. ;_;

It’s not, Nonny! I’m going to be talking about it in today’s video, but my big word of comfort is this: 

If Mofftiss are letting you see it, then it is NOT a SPOILER. The more het it looks, the gayer it probably is – remember the wedding photos? If you weren’t in the fandom Pre-S3, those photos pretty much consigned Johnlockers to accepting it wasn’t canon …. UNTIL TSo3 came out, which was the gayest episode before TAB.


I’ve a few posts on a Baby Watson masterpost you can read here, and you can watch my countdown video about it here, if you need some more reassurance :)

For Science Jawn - You Asked For It, You Got It, Shot by Shot

Just want to start off with I listened to the Wedding episode of Three Patch while I was at physical therapy, and I laughed so hard when Dixiebell said she didn’t see the Johnlock I almost fell off the treadmill. Here you go, Dixiebell. Let me polish those Johnlock goggles right up. 

I’ll get to the other drunk scenes later, if there’s anything I want to say about them. This is the big one for me though.

I don’t want to make these meta posts all about me, but I think I want to preface this by saying: I analyze, and create, body language for a living. I have years of experience posing people to look natural, happy, relaxed, in love. Quite often this is done on a micro level, by little tweaks, bending an elbow, relaxing a shoulder, leaning a head in. These are things I do. Try to get a very uncomfortable bride and groom to look relaxed and in love when they’re nervous out of their minds and just want to get to the drinking part of the day, that is something I do a lot. Create frames that make people look closer together when they’re not, I do that constantly.

I lost it in this scene because I finally, finally got the sense that the writers were going to actually go for it. Actually go for the gay. Not in a queerbaiting way. Not this season, maybe not even next season (whenever the hell that is going to be), but at some point. This scene is a hell of a commitment to make if they’re sitting on the fence. I got that on the first viewing, and then even I was still amazed at how blatant it is when I sat down to analyze it. 

Getting drunk doesn’t make you gay (duh). It does, however, lower your inhibitions. John purposefully got more drunk than Sherlock wanted him to be–two shots at the bar (“one more, he mustn’t see,” and then maybe that third one he loses track of, but as far as I can tell that extra shot goes to Sherlock because John picks up that glass with his left hand and then hands that drink to Sherlock). When they move upstairs after Hudders wakes them up, they are both still drinking (I missed that the first time). John, at least, and probably Sherlock too, wanted to lose some of his constant control. And what happens? 

Close-up shots of Sherlock and Jawn.

There is a basic rule of framing in visual art (I came to this rule from my experience in graphic design, but it applies to photography and cinematography too). You generally put the larger amount of negative space in front of the subject, towards where they are looking. So, basically, these two frames are framed “wrong.” The effect: their faces look closer together. (This was done in ASIB too, but I’m not going to go back and look for it.)

Now we have a little dance where they keep leaning towards each other. ALL I’M DOING HERE IS DESCRIBING THE ACTION.

When John leans back, Sherlock leans forward. (This is seen easier on video, I ALMOST figured out how to trim in QuickPlayer):

(How’s about John’s legs being all wide-open too…) More close faces via reverse shots.

Just in case you missed it the first time (this is easier to see on video too, sorry), Sherlock leans back, 

and John, well,

John basically falls in between Sherlock’s legs (and there’s a little musical twinkle there):

John:“I don’t mind. Am I a woman?”


“Am I pretty?” conversation.

Faces closer in close-ups, right on the edge of the frame, literally as close as they can get in this type of shot:

Just to make that really clear

They’re so close now they’re sharing the frame in the over the shoulder shot (OSS). They weren’t before. Look at that tiny sliver of negative space between them. Look at allllll that room Sherlock could be sitting in on the right.

Faces smushing.

Now they are both sitting up, mirroring each other’s poses, in the middle of the screen.

Both literally on the edges of their chairs.

John invades Sherlock’s shots.

John falls back. Sherlock falls back (we don’t see him do it, but the next shot after a couple close-ups he is already back in his chair, mirroring John’s pose)

but this is too far away for John, who immediately puts his feet up

“I’m you, aren’t I.” They’re practically horizontal and overlapping.

Ding dong. Client time. DAMMIT. Hello near-kiss with Moriarty moment…

It’s a dance.

Third piece of my new series of drawings: a moving scene of The Sign of Three. Oh, Sherlock - what a wonderful friend you are.

Some lovely people asked me the title of the mysterious song that is inspiring me to draw these pieces; be patient, I’m going to reveal it soon!

Please, don’t repost! Just reblog, thanks! :)


“It was a beautiful few days on a lovely set, with lovely people and we got to watch Ben do a monologue… We were just playing games between takes while he was having a nervous breakdown.” - Martin Freeman on filming the best man speech

Guys….they’re having a girl.


Can you just imagine if someone ever tried to hurt her? Boyfriend? Bully? Etc..

An Ex-Soldier Father:

An Ex-Assassin Mother:



fermiumiceAnd then the genius detective who knows martial arts for a godfather:



markrentsAnd then Uncle Greg:

sir-mycroftAnd Uncle Mycroft:

lucyliuedAunt Molly:

And Grandma Hudders:

yourblessingindisguiseAnd then weird Uncle Anderson who keeps a photo album of their baby…but they’re all pictures taken by him…and will gut anyone who comes near her: