Duality Challenge: silence/noise
I made this online.
To the best of times, John!
May 10th, 2011 - Sherlock Season 2 Read Through
can we just talk about how sweet and adorable Sherlock was when John came to look at the flat
He was so desperate to find someone to stay with him.
can we just talk about how you just made this happy post sad and the corner is that way
I legitimately just had a bit of a sniffle at that.
remember when sherlock nearly told john he loved him before getting on a plane that would take him to a mission that would end in his certain death but he backed out at the last second and then he started crying while on said plane
26/50 screencaps of the empty hearse
Snuggly reader Mary rocks.
Someday when I’m a real grownup my pyjamas will match the sheets.
The Sherlock fandom right now is sort of like watching a social experiment unfold.
The character of Mary has become a HUGE obstacle. She is about as divisive as you can get.
And now there are individual groups of fandom that are subdividing.
Pro Mary. Anti Mary. Ambivalent about Mary. Johnlock. Lockson. OTP. Brotp.
It’s incredible, no word of a lie. We’re all trying to make sense of series 3 and how Mary has changed everything. We have massive generalizations about the kinds of people who think either A or B about Mary, and then arguments begin from either side as both try to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are right. Just think about all the meta we have so far and series 3 only aired three months ago.
Within all of that, though, comes the messy business of shipping and that is almost always tied in with feelings about Mary whether you are on Side A or Side B (or neither). And it gets messy. It gets personal almost always.
Within that there are groups of people who don’t necessarily agree with one side, but don’t like what either side is doing so they create their own subdivision with its own members and parameters and etiquette etc.
I’m serious when I say this is fascinating to me. I’m not being sarcastic or taking the piss, I am genuinely intrigued by how this fandom is changing and re-shaping itself after series 3, and in particular, after Mary.
I feel like I can describe my Sherlock fandom experience as Sherlock Before Mary and Sherlock After Mary.
Though Sherlock doesn’t have a great number of episodes to its name, no character has thus far been so incredibly powerful like Mary is. She has become THE dividing point. Not Moriarty, not Magnussen -the villains- but Mary. Mrs Mary Watson, née Morstan.
It’s amazing, don’t you think? How hard people come down on either side of loving her or hating her. And then there is everyone else in between.
And we’re splitting up and throwing stones and fighting and debating and discussing and sometimes there is venom and sometimes there is incredible and interesting conversation. And it’s all to do with Mary.
A few months ago I was convinced that no matter what The Sherlock Fandom would always be The Sherlock Fandom and nothing could shake us as a whole. I am far less convinced of that now. I think these factions will only grow and deepen during hiatus.
And just think, series 4 could change everything all over again.
It’s just so beautiful!