why cant anyone just enjoy a movie, they’re always over analyzing everything!!! must you always look at piece of media critically and point out its serious flaws and what harmful effects those flaws have on people and the world? god, why can’t everyone just ignore that stuff and…
someone mentioned april fools today, and it reminded me that last year a couple of radio DJs got taken off the air and almost faced felony charges because they told their audience that the local water supply was contaminated with “Dihydrogen Monoxide” and alot of people panicked
Dihydrogen - (two hydrogen)
Monoxide - (one oxygen)
some guys almost got arrested for telling people there was water in their taps.
If Moftiss were to drag Johnlock out for at least a few seasons (saving the visible romance for the finale), could Sherlolly be a possibility? The engagement didn't work out and Molly still has feelings for Sherlock obviously. And with Molly playing an important part in his mind palace it's safe to say he really respects her now. What I'm asking: do you see Moftiss giving him a female love interest to try on for size (and to mess with our heads) Molly, Irene?
Seriously, why do people think Sherlolly is going to happen? Mofftiss are huge Sherlock Holmes fanboys. So far as I am aware, in no adaptation does Sherlock Holmes get married apart from the Mary Russell books, which I haven’t heard anyone cite as an inspiration for the show. Sherlock is famously unmarried in every other adaptation. In this show they’ve gone way out of their way to imply Sherlock is gay. He doesn’t respond to Molly’s flirting ever (and she keeps on trying). He doesn’t respond to Irene’s flirting (who is famously considered his equal and the only one to ever best him). He doesn’t respond to Kitty’s flirting. He doesn’t respond to Janine’s flirting. He didn’t have sex with Janine even though she was up for it and he had ample opportunity and it would have helped manipulate her. He tried to find her a sexual partner at the wedding, FFS. If he doesn’t get into a relationship with John, I don’t see it happening with anyone.
Very Very Brief list of gay tropes:
Women are not my area; men are not stated to be not his area
Everyone in Sherlock’s life Angelo, Mrs. Hudson, everyone, thinks John is his boyfriend and never ever thinks Molly is his girlfriend
He can tell a gay man by his underwear and hair product but can’t tell Molly is flirting with him half the time
John: I am not gay! / Scene cut to Sherlock: I think I’ll surprise John (Scene transitions are really really intentional like you have no idea)
Lilac. He knows and uses the word lilac instead of purple. It’s a stereotype but it’s a really common one. Also add involvement with planning the wedding e.g. table napkins. Another stereotype but it’s really clear.
He’s super into the military dudes
He looks super uncomfortable when Molly mentions she is having sex, in a very different way than he would be uncomfortable if he wanted to have sex with her
Ultra-phallic graduated cylinders for John’s stag night
Ultra-suggestive gay stereotypical mannerisms, hand gestures, etc. on the stag night when he whips out his magnifying glass and ends up arse first on the floor
"I know what kind of man you are" said twice
Looks freaking heartbroken at the end of John’s wedding right into John’s face
Every girl likes a soldier — that is about HIM AND JOHN okay
He never once denies being gay or being in a relationship with John even though John is all about the denial.
Gay gay gay gay gay gay okay
These are not subtle clues.
If anyone is brought in to further explore Sherlock’s sexuality with women (I can’t type that with a straight face), it would be Irene, but it would be immediately clear there is nothing between them. Much like already happened in TSOT when he shooes Naked!Irene right out of his head. If any kind of actual date happened at all between Sherlock and Molly it would really quickly prove to be a disaster wait that already happened in TEH when he didn’t realize Molly thought it was a date and he called her John I mean really what do you want. They have very few episodes and little time to do everything they want to do, I don’t see them wasting any more time on Sherlock/Molly potential simply to mess with us, especially when Molly/Lestrade is being telegraphed for next series and I see that happening as a mirror for Sherlock/John. I see what you mean by “messing with us” but I think they’ve already done plenty of that and they’ve drained that well dry.
Someone else like shinka, bbcatemysoul, or loudest-subtext-in-televisioncould give further examples of the gay coding. I’d give the full list but I actually want to go outside today and there are only six more hours of daylight left.
This, very much! At the end of TSoT, if she didn’t already suspect in TRF, Molly knows Sherlock is in love with John, even. And Sherlock already felt a bit apologetic when he realized Molly might have wanted their crime solving day to be something more. Not to mention Molly let us know in His Last Vow that Sherlock kicked her out of her own bedroom and made her stay in her extra bedroom (presumably when he needed a place to stay in London when he was “dead”).
Sherlock is gay, Molly knows Sherlock is gay, and Sherlock isn’t going to toy with Molly’s feelings. If Molly went out with Sherlock for some inexplicable reason (on the show, not in fanfics), it would be a big disservice to her character at this point. It would mean she’s naive and desperate, and it would mean Sherlock is cruel, and I don’t want to see that for either of them. It’s enough to see Sherlock toy with the hearts of women he’s not very close to — and I liked that Sherlock seemed to feel a bit remorseful when Janine said they could have been friends, since he seemed to have come to like her a bit.
I absolutely agree that if another woman is going to be used, like at least to the extent to toy with John’s jealousy, it’ll be Irene, or maybe we’ll see a bit more with Janine. But nothing will actually happen there. And I totally agree with Mollstrade being set up (since ASiB, really) as a mirror for Sherlock/John. (We get mirroring between Sherlock and Lestrade every now and then, even from ASiP forward when they’re wearing almost the same thing and mirror one another physically when they compare nicotine patches during the drugs bust. Basically a reminder that Sherlock cares about justice, yadda yadda.)
You know it’s funny… okay, I’m not addressing this next bit to this particular anon, but anons who send me worry that Sherlolly will happen, or are convinced it will. But it’s funny to me that when you try to say John and Sherlock are gay, people talk about “why can’t they just be friends” and “why can’t friendship look like that” but hardly anyone says that about Sherlock and Molly when that’s explicitly what they’re depicted to be: good friends. Unlike male friendships, we really DON’T get a lot of depictions of male-female friendship with a lot of trust, and I like seeing it in their relationship because I have a lot of guy friends. I hardly see anything but stereotypical “fag hag” relationships on TV, which usually depict the two people involved as catty and frivolous and judgmental. It’s a relief to me to see a gay man and a woman who talk about crimes and science instead of making bitchy comments about people’s appearance. It’s also frankly a relief that for once, it’s not the queer person who’s tragically in love with the straight person, but the other way around. (And I love that both John and Sherlock assumed that’s the position they were in, but they actually won’t be.)
I mean, ship whatever you want, in a fic you can make Sherlock bi or straight or whatever. But on the show… yeah, no.
lmao im just gonna save you all some time and say that if u think john and sherlock being together is something that would in any way lessen the quality of sherlock the show or take away from its enjoyment factor or make it “not normal” or whatever then u should really just unfollow me now because we are going to run into some problems