don-gately:

cumberbear:

don-gately:

cumberbear:

don-gately:

painlock:

oh my god i just thought

when john says “there’s an east wind coming” he sounds relieved but he doesn’t look all relaxed, in fact he looks rather tensed and concerned and I couldn’t figure it out why

but what if john just realised that now they’d have to deal with sherlock’s almost-said love declaration they both certainly understood and he just won’t be able to pretend he doesn’t know anything anymore

When they leave the tarmac I just want Sherlock to ride in the same car as them and 10 minutes of HEAVY LOADED MOTHERFUCKING SILENCE

Sherlock awkwardly squashed in the middle seat between Mary and John, Mycroft in the front seat and all of them staring forward not saying a word.

Mycroft looking so done with everyone’s bullshit. 

Sherlock and John catching eyes and they flushing, looking the other way.

Both hand-clenching like there’s no tomorrow. 

 Looking something like this.. 

Posted 58 minutes ago (originally painlock) + 101 notes

don-gately:

cumberbear:

don-gately:

painlock:

oh my god i just thought

when john says “there’s an east wind coming” he sounds relieved but he doesn’t look all relaxed, in fact he looks rather tensed and concerned and I couldn’t figure it out why

but what if john just realised that now they’d have to deal with sherlock’s almost-said love declaration they both certainly understood and he just won’t be able to pretend he doesn’t know anything anymore

When they leave the tarmac I just want Sherlock to ride in the same car as them and 10 minutes of HEAVY LOADED MOTHERFUCKING SILENCE

Sherlock awkwardly squashed in the middle seat between Mary and John, Mycroft in the front seat and all of them staring forward not saying a word.

Mycroft looking so done with everyone’s bullshit. 

Sherlock and John catching eyes and they flushing, looking the other way.

Posted 1 hour ago (originally painlock) + 101 notes

don-gately:

painlock:

oh my god i just thought

when john says “there’s an east wind coming” he sounds relieved but he doesn’t look all relaxed, in fact he looks rather tensed and concerned and I couldn’t figure it out why

but what if john just realised that now they’d have to deal with sherlock’s almost-said love declaration they both certainly understood and he just won’t be able to pretend he doesn’t know anything anymore

When they leave the tarmac I just want Sherlock to ride in the same car as them and 10 minutes of HEAVY LOADED MOTHERFUCKING SILENCE

Sherlock awkwardly squashed in the middle seat between Mary and John, Mycroft in the front seat and all of them staring forward not saying a word.

Posted 1 hour ago (originally painlock) + 101 notes

warmth-and-constancy:

onthelosingside:

the-navel-treatment:

anigrrrl2:

fuckyeahshezza:

Yet another post saying “If you hate Mary you’re a misogynist.”

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Are you fucking serious???

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I am so sick of this shit. Like really. 

Who’s read Harry Potter? I assume everyone. Remember Umbridge? She was a terrible, awful human being. And she did terrible, awful things to the main protagonist. And everyone hated her because she was terrible and awful, and no one was called a misogynist.

HOW IS THE MARY SITUATION ANY FUCKING DIFFERENT???

Maybe if Umbridge and Ron been married then the Rumbrdige shippers would have been outraged. 

I want to marry these comments.

Posted 1 hour ago (originally fuckyeahshezza) + 97 notes

warmth-and-constancy:

In all seriousness, I think there are a lot of people on Tumblr who seem to have liked Mary in TEH and TSoT and who want to keep liking Mary in the specific way that they liked her in those episodes, as John’s romantic partner and as Sherlock’s friend. But she went all villainous in HLV and shot her alleged friend in the chest and revealed her secret past and her Moran-like characteristics, and for whatever reasons they weren’t willing to start disliking her, or to start liking her in a different way — that is to say, opening themselves to the possibility of liking her even as a potential adversary, perhaps with divided loyalties — so they’re ignoring and dismissing the strong narrative evidence that her relationships with both John and Sherlock are not all sunshine and roses. There are shipper goggles, there are heteronormative goggles, and then there are “I am determined to keep liking this character just as I did in her first few scenes” goggles.

And the thing is, removing those goggles doesn’t require ceasing to be on Team Mary. You can continue to like Mary while acknowledging the fact that the narrative evidence strongly points to her being, at the very least, the fulcrum for some bad secret-past-related shit that’s about to go down. You can hope that whatever bad stuff is in store for her gets resolved happily, and that her friendship with Sherlock and relationship with John will be repaired, without ignoring the fact that repairs are in fact needed. Here’s how liking Mary looks with the goggles on and off:

Mary Goggles On: “I like Mary, therefore I am ignoring the narrative evidence that she’s not a perfect angel. She is obviously Sherlock’s BFF, despite everything that happened in HLV that suggests otherwise.”

Mary Goggles Off: “I like Mary, and there is narrative evidence that she is not a perfect angel, therefore I hope that the writers will give her the chance to redeem herself after everything that happened in HLV, and that she will become a valued and trustworthy character who kicks butt.” Or, “I liked Mary as a friend and romantic partner, but I can see the potential for her to be a really complicated character, who is perhaps neither hero nor villain. That’s fine; I like characters who aren’t perfect angels. I really hope she’ll be a good guy in the end, though.”

See the difference? It’s sort of like how I ship Johnlock and hope it will be canon, but see and acknowledge the narrative evidence that there is a significant emotional distance between John and Sherlock at present. I recognize the obstacle. I don’t insist that everything between John and Sherlock is hunky-dory right now, because it isn’t, and I’d have to ignore a lot in order to make that argument (even though there is also very strong evidence that everything will be good between them). Similarly, seriously arguing that there is absolutely no strain whatsoever in Mary’s relationships with John and with Sherlock requires ignoring, among other things, Amanda’s and Martin’s choices as actors (the scathing “Oh, are we doing conversation today?”, followed by the forgiveness scene and John’s glum, troubled expression) and the entire thumb drive plot device, which was totally unnecessary if its purpose was to cement Mary’s status as a sympathetic character, but which works very well as a complicating factor. Rooting for Mary, even after all the a-bit-not-good things that happened to her and because of her, is a totally valid position to take. Claiming that everything is currently a-okay with Mrs. Watson, that there’s absolutely nothing about her that can come back to bite her and John and Sherlock, and that the feelings the three of them have for each other are totally happy ones, is a seriously dubious stance which really requires dismissing out of hand a whole big chunk of the action, plot development, and character development of S3.

warmth-and-constancy:

abitto:

BBC Sherlock meeting BBBC Sherlock.

BRILLIANT.

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Posted 1 hour ago (originally abitto) + 6,342 notes

jaclcfrost:

"i’m not bitter" i say, bitterly, with a bitter expression

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Posted 2 hours ago (originally jaclcfrost) + 30,811 notes

consultingaytective:

"Mary wasn’t murdering Sherlock in HLV, the episode explained how Mary saved his life in fact"

breaking news: studies show that apparently, you can save people’s lives by shooting them in the chest. amazing. be a better person and bring a gun with you from time to time. shoot someone. save a life. you’ll feel better about yourself.

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riskpig:

clara-the-slytherin-graduate:

I find it really interesting that the historical men like Vincent Van Gogh, Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon portrayed in Moffat Who are always three dimensional and treated respectfully, while the historical women like Elizabeth the First and…

221beemine:

I’ve pondered this shot since TSOT aired. I kept wondering why we were shown the hug from this angle. At first I thought it had to do with John’s private nature, especially his private feelings about Sherlock: so private he can’t admit them to his therapist after Sherlock’s “death,” so private he makes sure Mrs. Hudson’s not watching before he touches Sherlock’s headstone. Here, he hides his face behind Sherlock’s before hugging him, and we get a private glimpse of his face full of adoration for his friend, but the guests do not.

Then I realized I had it backward. This shot isn’t about John hiding his face from the guests. When I don’t know how to understand a choice of cinematography, I usually think “What would I have meant by that choice?” And I realized that my wedding photography experience could indeed answer this question. It took me a long time to come up with because I don’t usually go behind the altar during the wedding ceremony, but I have done it enough to know that this is the kiss shot. This is the shot I do when the couple kiss. It’s one of the most important photographs to get of the wedding day; couples always, always request it. The usual way to do it is from the perspective of the guests, from the angle that most of Sherlock’s speech is filmed in TSOT, but this is a foreground-background connection: this is the shot I do when I want to show that the couple are celebrating their love in front of everyone they know

That’s what this shot is. It’s John showing how much he cares about Sherlock, in front of God and congregation, in front of and family and friends. Just because his face is hidden doesn’t mean he’s not demonstrating his feelings for all to see, here, for the very first time.

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Posted 6 hours ago (originally 221beemine) + 1,938 notes