wishful insanity

*sitting in the corner, rocking back and forth* if we can pull this off television history never been done before groundbreaking bug eyes 26 pages of dialogue scene Martin wanted to do alone insane wish fulfillment lost our minds best series yet edging ahead of asib she doesn’t get eaten by the eels at this time love conquers all going really well lip pucker the stuff that he wanted to say but didn’t say it something he should say he’s meant to say always and then never has you can die too for all I care as you wiiiiissshhhhhhhhhhh mind palace mind bungalow connection connection connection nightmares adventure romance terror Garridebs Garridebs Garridebs blood on the carpet romantic entanglement would complete him as a human being he wanted more he still does get the hell on with it is this a kissing book I don’t mind so much Reichenbach miss me glitches tv bars APPPLLLEEESSSSSSSSS

Reddit mods taking the piss out of their users @ ATY.  Much of the thread is head-canons and fake reviews of the ‘insane wish fulfillment’ variety:

Truly excellent, especially loved the poignant silences

I loved when Lestrade mowed down all of Moriarty’s assassins with a machine gun and then carried injured Mycroft to safety

so glad to finally see the UST pay off in a really satisfying climax

@the-7-percent-solution Thought your crew might appreciate this, it’s just good-natured fun.  ;)


okay, can I just… the last few days I’ve genuinely believed in a secret episode. I was pretty sure the leaked episode wasn’t fake, but the last few days I’ve been so sure a fourth episode would air tonight. so much pointed at it.

and… yeah, I have suspected all along that a majority of the Sherlock fandom, especially TJLCers, have been overestimating Mofftiss. I’ve been thinking “ok but what if they’re not so fucking smart, what if they are just regular people writing a show where 90% of stuff doesn’t have any intention behind it aside the obvious.”

but like, the last few days. I’ve been thinking… it’s not just crappy if there is no fourth episode, it’s not just weird with some things that has happened in the show, been said in the show, and that Mofftiss (and others behind the show) has said. “ground-breaking. television history.” “insane wish fullfillment.”

I’ve been thinking it’s not just crap and weird, there are SO MANY THINGS that doesn’t make sense at fucking all. there are so many things that can’t be fucking coincidences. TFP can’t be it. and now? like… ATY was going to air next month. why did it air today? why does several sites have “Sherlock season 4 episode 4” listed?

there are literally so many things that are just completely FUCKED UP, so many things they said that means NOTHING AT ALL, so many things that are stupid to the point of actual retardation… so like, I had my first days just being insanely shocked and disappointed, but now I’m like, despite the lack of episode today: this can’t fucking be it? TFP can’t be it? they can’t have said all of those things and meant TFP?

so many things are also just weird: like… the wallpaper behind John in Rosie’s nursery with an apple tree, magpies and clowns. clowns like in the scene with Mycroft in the beginning (I almost wrote ‘Mycroft’s dream’ because wtf), magpies which has always been connected to Jim, and an apple tree - I thought that was a clue to how the first episode of Apple Tree Yard would actually be a secret episode.

and now I’m sitting here like: THIS. CANNOT. BE IT. THIS CANNOT BE IT. TFP cannot be the episode they have been talking about.

and so… apparently, though I have certainly all along suspected a lot of people are severely overestimating Mofftiss in a way they never deserved, I still sit here now thinking: there will be something more. there simply is no other fucking option. there simply fucking is not. they might not be as brilliant as people have thought but they cannot be THIS FUCKING SHITTY.

I mean if they are, they are literally the most overestimated show creators of all fucking time. maybe that’s the tv history Amanda was talking about.

Hello friends, it’s been a little while since the trailer dropped and I figured that you’re probably seeing this gif

A little less frequently on your dash and as a result have stopped having heart attacks every 5 minutes

So I thought I would do you a favor

And fix that for you

You’re welcome

Mofftiss Explain

“It’s the gayest story on the history of television.”

“We all certainly saw it as a love story.”

“They are absolutely made for each other.”

“I think it’s important that kids watching television see themselves on screen.”

“To hell with deferred pleasure.”

“I don’t know. I’m just in it.”

“It’s groundbreaking.”

“If we pull this off, it’ll be television history!”

“Insane wish fulfillment.”

“Culmination of everything we’ve been working for.”

“Shattering climax.”

“Love conquers all.”

“The real version airs tonight.”


“What do you think, then, Doctor Watson? There’s another bedroom upstairs if you’ll be needing two bedrooms.”

“Might we expect a happy announcement by the end of the week?”

“Anything on the menu, whatever you want, free. On the house, for you and for your date.”

“Girlfriend? No, not really my area.”

“So you’ve got a boyfriend then?”

“Right. Okay. You’re unattached. Like me. Fine. Good.”

“Actually, I’ve, er, got a date.”

“That’s what I was suggesting.”

“Sherlock’s business seems to be booming since you and he became … pals.”

“He’s not gay. Why d’you have to spoil …? He’s not.”

“With that level of personal grooming?”

“Because he puts a bit of product in his hair? I put product in my hair.”

“If you don’t stop prying, I’ll burn you. I’ll burn the heart out of you.”

“I have been reliably informed that I don’t have one.”

“We both know that’s not quite true.”

“You, ripping my clothes off in a darkened swimming pool. People might talk.”

“Somebody loves you.”

“I don’t think John knows where to look.”

“No, I think he knows exactly where. I’m not sure about you.”

“Are you jealous?”

“We’re not a couple.”

“Yes you are.”

“I imagine John Watson thinks love’s a mystery to me but the chemistry is incredibly simple, and very destructive.”

“Listen, what I said before, John. I meant it. I don’t have friends. I’ve just got one.”

“I know you’re for real.”

“Your friends will die if you don’t.”


“There’s stuff that you wanted to say … but didn’t say it.”

“Say it now.”

“No. Sorry. I can’t.”

“Yeah. We’re getting married … well, I’m gonna ask, anyway.”

“So soon after Sherlock?”

“Well, yes.”

“What’s his name?”

“It’s a woman.”

“A woman?!”

“Yes, of course it’s a woman.”

“You really have moved on, haven’t you?”

“One Word, Sherlock. That is all I would have needed. One word to let me know that you were alive.”

“Why indeed, John?”

“I prefer my doctors clean-shaven.”

“Yeah, well, be careful what you wish for. If I hadn’t come back, you wouldn’t be standing there and … you’d still have a future … with Mary.”

“She was probably right, really. I remember she left early. I mean, who leaves a wedding early? So sad.”

“No, it is! It is, and I want to be up there with the two people that I love and care about most in the world.”

“Neither of us were the first, you know.”

“So know this: today you sit between the woman you have made your wife and the man you have saved – in short, the two people who love you most in all this world.”

“Oscillation on the pavement always means there’s a love affair.”

“And of course I have to mention the elephant in the room.”

“Why would he be scared that we’re getting married?”

“No! No! Not you! Not you! You. It’s always you. John Watson, you keep me right.”

“Mr Holmes, you and I are similar, I think.”

“Yes, I think we are.”

“There’s a proper time to die, isn’t there?”

“Of course there is.”

“And one should embrace it when it comes – like a soldier.”

“Of course one should, but not at John’s wedding. We wouldn’t do that, would we – you and me? We would never do that to John Watson.”

“John Watson is definitely in danger.”

“I know what kind of man you are … but we could have been friends.”

“Because you chose her.”

“Th-the clients – that’s all you are now, Mary. You’re a client. This is where you sit and talk … and this is where we sit and listen, then we decide if we want you or not.”

“But look how you care about John Watson. Your damsel in distress.”

“And Sherlock’s pressure point is his best friend, John Watson.”

“John, there’s something … I should say; I-I’ve meant to say always and then never have. Since it’s unlikely we’ll ever meet again, I might as well say it now.”

“We’re not naming our daughter after you.”

“I think it could work.”

“Mrs Hudson, there is a woman in my sitting room! Is it intentional?”

“You have an impish sense of humour which currently you’re deploying to ease a degree of personal anguish. You have recently married a man of a seemingly kindly disposition who has now abandoned you for an unsavoury companion of dubious morals.”

“Holmes, against absolutely no opposition whatsoever, I am your closest friend.”

“Why do you need to be alone?”

“No, those are my words, not yours! That is the version of you that I present to the public: the brain without a heart; the calculating machine. I write all of that, Holmes, and the readers lap it up, but I do not believe it. … You are a living, breathing man. You’ve lived a life; you have a past. … Damn it, Holmes, you are flesh and blood. You have feelings. You have … you must have … impulses.”

“There’s always two of us.”

“Urgh. Why don’t you two just elope, for God’s sake?”

“Perhaps I was being a little fanciful … but perhaps such things could come to pass. In any case, I know I would be very much at home in such a world. … I beg to differ. But then I’ve always known I was a man out of his time.”

“Romantic entanglement would complete you as a human being.”

“The man we both love.”

“I wanted more. I still do.”


why the fuck was it listed as episode 4. why did they advertise the leak. why was lara pulver credited. why did they mention a “real version”. what was the groundbreaking television history. what was the insane wish fulfillment. who is sherlock “in love” with. why include the elephants. why say romantic entanglement would complete sherlock as a person. what the fuck is going on.
It mattered

I wrote this for my lovely, lovely girlfriend who’s been absolutely wonderful these past few days and also suggested I post this in case tfp ended up being a fuck-up.

So here’s a ficlet about how tfp should have ended because “who you are doesn’t matter” is utter crap. (Salty? Who? Me? Never.)

Also thanks to Coline and Fish for being the best fellow space lesbians anyone could wish for.

“Are you sure about this?”

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The signs as tfp things

Aries: You fuckers don’t know about my gun sword umbrella
Taurus: Saw (2004)
Gemini: Overexcited sherlolly shippers
Cancer: Queerbaiting
Leo: Murder Island Prison
Virgo: Eurus aka the girl from the ring
Libra: Fucking garridebs over for the entire fandom
Scorpio: Moriarty reaction gifs
Saggitarius: “Insane wish fullfillment”? “Television history”? “Groundbreaking”?
Capricorn: Making the fandom hate tfp almost as much as acd hated tfp
Aquarius: Glass reflections? What glass reflections?
Pisces: Tinhatters

After reading a bunch of people’s individual reactions to the Sherlock finale, I think I finally understand why Moftiss referred to this as “insane wish fulfillment.” Without sharing my feelings on the matter, this is how I think “The Final Problem” was, in a way, exactly what they promised it would be:

Every big ship had a moment(s) that - if you had the right goggles on - could have made it canon.

Sherlolly- Everyone knows Molly is in love with Sherlock. But the second time he says “I love you” to Molly during that harrowing phone call, has been perceived as a real confession by those who thought his tone was sincere. They believe Sherlock really meant he was in love with Molly when he said that phrase. And there were also potential hints of a pregnant Molly - so couple that with Eurus’ question about sex, and Molly could even be pregnant with Sherlock’s child.

Adlock- Some have said Sherlock was playing Irene’s theme on the violin when Eurus asked him if he had sex recently. It could also be inferred that it is Irene he is texting at the end (since texting has been their ‘thing’ throughout the show), saying “you know where to find me” and therefore hinting at a possible future reunion.

Mystrade- Sherlock asks Greg to take care of Mycroft after their difficult ordeal and Greg obliges. This could hint at a potential relationship in the future if Mycroft seeks comfort in Greg during a tough time.

John x Mary - The show continued to discuss their marriage (by having the Governor draw parallels between John’s marriage and the Governor’s obvious love for his wife). And Mary appeared yet again by DVD to comfort John after her death.

Sheriarty - We were shown yet again Moriarty’s obsession with Sherlock. He was willing to chat with a psychopath in an island prison in order to learn more about the man he was so enthralled by. Some might interpret this as romantic.

Johnlock - Sherlock implies that John is family when Mycroft tries to kick him out of the room during their discussion of Eurus. Sherlock chooses to focus on saving John’s life rather than a (fake) girl whose death (along with countless others’) is imminent. He only really contemplated Mycroft’s death rather than John’s (although he ultimately decided to kill neither of them). He and John are shown living together and raising a child together at the end. Even Mary’s DVD seems to hint at their budding relationship by saying she knows what they can be once she is gone.

Not to mention, a lot of us believed/hoped that Sherlock had a much deeper, emotional side than he often let on. This episode explicitly showed us his heart and explained why he hid it for so long while simultaneously freeing him from that reasoning, so he no longer has to pretend to be a heartless man. The cold, calculating Sherlock of canon past is no longer, and the loving, caring Sherlock we all believed in is now a definitive reality. (And mainly John, but also his other friends and family, helped bring that side of him out).

Plus, many different theories were proved right, including that Mycroft hesitantly colluded with Moriarty in some way (which later caused issues for Sherlock) and that Redbeard was a reference to trauma Sherlock faced in his childhood.

A lot of people, including myself, at least somewhat expected a more blatant/outright form of wish fulfillment in whatever way we hoped it would manifest. In some ways we received it and in many other ways we were let down. It reminds me of Mofftiss’ approach to Sherlock’s suicide, where they provided numerous different theories to explain how he faked it, but never really confirmed what the true method was. That way, no one was proved wrong… but no one was really proved right either.

Perhaps it was easier for them to give us all a little bit of what we wanted rather than give a specific group exactly what they wanted. Perhaps that’s why so many people saw parallels to the movie “Clue” - because depending on how you analyze the subtext/read between the lines, there are many possible interpretations to the ending rather than one simple and definitive conclusion. Perhaps they wanted all fans to have their wishes fulfilled…

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like. they live together now. again. apparently raising a child together. if there was a special or a new season two years from now it could happen easily. but why was there all this build up to THIS EPISODE. why. why the talk of insane wish fulfillment. what

Alternate Endings

To anyone who hasn’t heard, there’s the theory going around that The Final Problem will have three separate alternate endings. The third of which will be the true and final end when we watch the live broadcast on t.v. This directly being linked to the 1985 film Clue. In each alternate ending finds a different culprit but all of them mention (Red Herrings). With all the mention of no one having to sign papers for their confidentiality and just being ‘trusted’ to keep quiet its a hushed giveaway. Minor spoilers have already slipped out and it has many of us doubting if we’ll get our ‘insane wish fulfillment.’ But this is how that works. Three separate screenings, three separate outcomes. The final being the one and true. The rug pull will be the final problems final ending on Sunday.

I don’t at all want to falsely raise anyone’s hopes, but

the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that there has to be a fourth episode.  I know that’s a conspiracy nutter, off-the-deep-end thing to say, I know that.  But once you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.  It’s literally the only theory that fits all the data.

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Hey remember in TEH when we all thought for a brief moment Sherlock faked his dead using moriarty’ body then kissed Molly on the mouth because they tried to trick us? And then did it again with Sher!@rty? That’s what’s happening here. x10. Don’t give up until we get the whole picture.