Why have I not seen any rants/meta about the second gif yet?
That quote is so important to me. Because in the middle of his wedding, Sherlock’s managed to make it about murder again. Literally everyone else in the room thinks he’s just being the sociopath freak again. But John knows. He knew BEFORE Vatican Cameos but that just confirmed it. And here, in front of everyone, on John’s bloody wedding day - Sherlock is clearly struggling with something (fucking hitting himself and shouting NOT YOU!) John MUST know that was a Mind Palace thing- and he says “You, John Watson. You keep me right.” In other words, you fix me. You make it better. You help me think. Etc. And John’s first reaction is ”What do I do?”
How can I help. What do you need. For more than just to save his wedding day. It’s more than that now. Someone’s in danger and no matter what the occasion, John is NOT going to make (or let) Sherlock do it by himself. They’re an inseparable, unbreakable team and that’s all that matters. Nothing can come between that.
*drops the mic*
More and more, I feel like the problem with Series 3 is that the casual viewers and the people who don’t see the continuity (aka The Long Game) in terms of plot and characterization are simply not watching the same show anymore. Complicating this issue…
Oh god yes… there is a major problem with ascribing all viewer dissatisfaction to “bad writing” or, even worse, “lazy writing.” Yikes, that is one of the things that gets me in a towering grump.
Is it just possible, is there any chance at all, that any dissatisfaction with a story is due not to the writing but to the fact that the audience hasn’t finished finding all the clues that yield a satisfactory reading? Yes, writers are mortal, and don’t always do well. But the same can be said of readers and viewers.
I have talked to many, many people about this - either they think it’s a fantastic series, because it looks fantastic (all bright and showy and fast-paced), or they think it was a horrible series, because it FELT horrible (untrue to the canon, too domestic, see-through mysteries). In both cases, I ask the viewer if they’ve watched the episodes more than once. I always get a unanimous “No”.
And so I have to explain: this isn’t bloody Star Wars. This is HARRY POTTER. You’re supposed to read the books (or watch the episodes) over and over and over again. You’re MEANT to find parallels, and metaphors, and symbolism. This show is not shit - they took two years to make it, for god’s sake - so why are they re-hashing old jokes about John and Sherlock’s sexuality? Why are the mysteries so transparent? What has been left un-said? Questions like these….DESERVE to be answered, by people who are emotionally and mentally invested in the show.
I am tempted to tell casual viewers who refuse to re-watch anything that maybe, perhaps, it might be in their best interest to stop watching now. Because the Endgame will happen, and they’ll complain loudly about how “they never saw it coming” and “the writers are just catering to the fans” and “this is not the show I signed up for.”
And I hope someone will put me in a straitjacket when that day comes.
Reblogging just for this quote from cloakstone69:
And so I have to explain: this isn’t bloody Star Wars. This is HARRY POTTER. You’re supposed to read the books (or watch the episodes) over and over and over again.
Curly Fu and Peanut slash fic banned in China. Slash writers arrested. This is terrifying.
Let’s forget all the in-fighting and wank for a moment and appreciate that not all fans are creating in safe or accepting circumstances. Maybe we could try being a little more forgiving and generous towards our fellow fans, we don’t know what’s going on in their day.
Shit. Shit shit shit.
Ugh. Let’s grow up and fight the real war on free expression in the fandom, can we please?
i don’t even understand why anyone should have to justify why they don’t like a character with 30k metas especially when said character shot the main character of the show in the chest
not to mention that she said “I’ll kill you” right out loud and then did exactly that like seriously why is there even a debate here
for everyone out there, this is the link I am using, the quality is not the best but for me it worked
Okay seriously. Where can I see episodes of Fargo? I don’t have Fx and I’m about to start crying.
This morning I have a whole new appreciation of Martin Freeman. And I don’t have cable — all I’ve seen are screenshots and gifs on Tumblr.
Nine and Moriarty dressed as John Lennon and Paul McCartney, everybody go home.
WHAT IS THIS
The age difference is a bit greater than RL, but that’s trivial when everything else is so impressive. Certainly better likenesses than any fictional film or tribute show I’ve seen.
Once in a while there is in film or television or music what has become known in technology as a Black Swan. Something that defies all expectations at the same time meeting all the expectations you never actually knew you had. And that’s a good enough definition for the…
I agree with everything — except you are giving Masterpiece Mystery (aka PBS) way too much credit. Sherlock is a BBC project (produced by Hartwood ) and PBS threw in some money and gets a co-producing credit so as to make the show eligible for US awards.