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My Favourite Piece of Postmodernist Flare

I love this detail, here.  It breaks the fourth wall by referencing another version of this scene: the one in the original pilot.

It speaks to an audience with previous knowledge of a separate, parallel work by this same team.  It speaks directly to you, the informed viewer, while also making direct reference to the creators.  Their hand is here and we see it and they know we see it.

This says, ‘remember when there was a shot of Sherlock, here, on the roof, looking like Lordy Byron, bathed in moonlight?  Yeah, we took it out.  But, you know that’s what John is looking at, don’t you?  Well, we know you saw that interview where we discussed that only Moffat liked it so we got rid of it.  Here, is one of the creators, Mark Gatiss, literally keeping us from seeing this scene by calling John as Mycroft.  See what we did there?  Of course you do’.

A postmodern masterpiece like Sherlock doesn’t just acknowledge us explicitly in episodes like TEH, with its nod to fans and shipping.  It knows we are there, the informed audience, from the moment it begins to the moment it ends.  

This level of interaction, whether we are conscious of it or not, is one of the x factors that makes this show have such an enthusiastic following.  We are inside this show, in every nuance and in every way.

This is a little piece of subversion: we get to have John’s reaction still strike us meaningfully while not showing what he’s reacting to.  This way, the creators show us their process as well.  Here they compromised: they took out Sherlock but kept John.  And those with the right eyes will still see what we’re meant to.  And that’s how we know that they’re always speaking to us, whispering.  (Sometimes screaming, actually).  And that the things we think we see, we are always meant to see.

miss-dramateen:

Scenes without background music; John Watson told Sherlock to “Stand Up Straight”.


The Beast Within
A mix for the omegaverse trope found in many a fic. Here’s a primer if you don’t know what it’s all about.
This mix in particular is inspired by John/Sherlock omegaverse fics, but whatever rocks your boat!
Um, this came out to be way more romantic than sexy, so.
track list:
🌸 Human (Live) - Daughter 🌸 Do I Wanna Know? (Cover) - Chvrches 🌸 Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes 🌸 I Love You (Acoustic Version) - Woodkid 🌸 Come As You Were - The Bird and the Bee 🌸 Gravity (Cover) - Derik Nelson 🌸 Only You - Ellie Goulding 🌸 Stop the World I Wanna Get Off With You - The Arctic Monkeys 🌸 A Little Death - The Neighbourhood 🌸 Love Can Drive Your Mind Wild - The Kickdrums 🌸 Toxic (Cover) - Yaël Naïm 🌸 Under the Sheets - Ellie Goulding 🌸 Baby, I’m Yours (Cover) - The Arctic Monkeys 🌸 Again & Again - The Bird and the Bee 🌸

The Beast Within

A mix for the omegaverse trope found in many a fic. Here’s a primer if you don’t know what it’s all about.

This mix in particular is inspired by John/Sherlock omegaverse fics, but whatever rocks your boat!

Um, this came out to be way more romantic than sexy, so.

track list:

🌸 Human (Live) - Daughter 🌸 Do I Wanna Know? (Cover) - Chvrches 🌸 Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes 🌸 I Love You (Acoustic Version) - Woodkid 🌸 Come As You Were - The Bird and the Bee 🌸 Gravity (Cover) - Derik Nelson 🌸 Only You - Ellie Goulding 🌸 Stop the World I Wanna Get Off With You - The Arctic Monkeys 🌸 A Little Death - The Neighbourhood 🌸 Love Can Drive Your Mind Wild - The Kickdrums 🌸 Toxic (Cover) - Yaël Naïm 🌸 Under the Sheets - Ellie Goulding 🌸 Baby, I’m Yours (Cover) - The Arctic Monkeys 🌸 Again & Again - The Bird and the Bee 🌸

sherlockspeare:

The Making of Benedict’s wax figure (X)


Midnight Blue Serenity
“This was like nothing John had ever thought to associate with Sherlock: stubble, skin-tight jeans and three small silver rings gleaming at the crest of one ear. It was unbelievable, like stepping into an alternative universe, and John couldn’t stop staring.”
A mix for BeautifulFiction’s fic, Midnight Blue Serenity.
track list:
🌸 Attraction - Neon Trees 🌸 The Prowl - Dan Auerbach 🌸 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - The Arctic Monkeys 🌸 Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan 🌸 Polite Dance Song (Totally Rude Remix) - The Bird and the Bee 🌸 Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys 🌸 Armour Love - La Roux 🌸 Nature of Inviting - IAMX 🌸 Warrior - Kimbra (Feat. A-Trak and Mark Foster) 🌸 Die Young (Deconstructed Mix) - Ke$ha 🌸 I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs 🌸 Night of the Hunter - 30 Seconds to Mars 🌸 I Would Do Anything for You - Foster the People 🌸 Nightlife - IAMX 🌸 Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) - Flight Facilities 🌸 I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab for Cutie 🌸 Tigerlily - La Roux 🌸 Close to You - Neon Trees 🌸 Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake 🌸 Between Two Points - The Glitch Mob (Feat. Swan) 🌸 Salvation - Scanners 🌸 Night Time - The xx 🌸 Crystallize - Lindsey Stirling 🌸 Michael83 (Mashup) - DJ ViC 🌸

Midnight Blue Serenity

“This was like nothing John had ever thought to associate with Sherlock: stubble, skin-tight jeans and three small silver rings gleaming at the crest of one ear. It was unbelievable, like stepping into an alternative universe, and John couldn’t stop staring.”

A mix for BeautifulFiction’s fic, Midnight Blue Serenity.

track list:

🌸 Attraction - Neon Trees 🌸 The Prowl - Dan Auerbach 🌸 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - The Arctic Monkeys 🌸 Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan 🌸 Polite Dance Song (Totally Rude Remix) - The Bird and the Bee 🌸 Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys 🌸 Armour Love - La Roux 🌸 Nature of Inviting - IAMX 🌸 Warrior - Kimbra (Feat. A-Trak and Mark Foster) 🌸 Die Young (Deconstructed Mix) - Ke$ha 🌸 I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs 🌸 Night of the Hunter - 30 Seconds to Mars 🌸 I Would Do Anything for You - Foster the People 🌸 Nightlife - IAMX 🌸 Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) - Flight Facilities 🌸 I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab for Cutie 🌸 Tigerlily - La Roux 🌸 Close to You - Neon Trees 🌸 Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake 🌸 Between Two Points - The Glitch Mob (Feat. Swan) 🌸 Salvation - Scanners 🌸 Night Time - The xx 🌸 Crystallize - Lindsey Stirling 🌸 Michael83 (Mashup) - DJ ViC 🌸

cumberbum:

Madame Tussauds Unveil New Wax Figure Of Benedict Cumberbatch

squid-ichorous:


debatable

literally something a serpent with tiny claws and/or legs would say

squid-ichorous:

debatable

literally something a serpent with tiny claws and/or legs would say


Short for Harriet
"Maybe you liked his wife; maybe you don’t like his drinking."
A mix for John’s sister, Harry Watson.
track list:
🌸 Sister - Mumford & Sons 🌸 Crawl (Carry Me Through) - Superchick 🌸 Sixteen - Bombay Bicycle Club 🌸 Just Like You - The Tiny 🌸 Take You Away - Angus & Julia Stone 🌸 My Fight (For You) - Greg Laswell 🌸 Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainwright 🌸 Waste of Paint - Bright Eyes 🌸 Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin) - Deer Tick 🌸 Antarctica - The Weepies 🌸 I Was Broken - Marcus Foster 🌸 I Gotta Get Drunk - The Little Willies 🌸 Calling Me Names - Good Old War 🌸 Am I Supposed to Apologize? - Maria Mena 🌸 Sadder Than You - Angus & Julia Stone 🌸 Lonely Alcoholic - Mika 🌸 Always Like This - Bombay Bicycle Club 🌸 Slow Emergency - Gold Motel 🌸 The President - Snow Patrol 🌸 Ghost - Ingrid Michaelson 🌸 To Darkness - Mumford & Sons 🌸

Short for Harriet

"Maybe you liked his wife; maybe you don’t like his drinking."

A mix for John’s sister, Harry Watson.

track list:

🌸 Sister - Mumford & Sons 🌸 Crawl (Carry Me Through) - Superchick 🌸 Sixteen - Bombay Bicycle Club 🌸 Just Like You - The Tiny 🌸 Take You Away - Angus & Julia Stone 🌸 My Fight (For You) - Greg Laswell 🌸 Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainwright 🌸 Waste of Paint - Bright Eyes 🌸 Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin) - Deer Tick 🌸 Antarctica - The Weepies 🌸 I Was Broken - Marcus Foster 🌸 I Gotta Get Drunk - The Little Willies 🌸 Calling Me Names - Good Old War 🌸 Am I Supposed to Apologize? - Maria Mena 🌸 Sadder Than You - Angus & Julia Stone 🌸 Lonely Alcoholic - Mika 🌸 Always Like This - Bombay Bicycle Club 🌸 Slow Emergency - Gold Motel 🌸 The President - Snow Patrol 🌸 Ghost - Ingrid Michaelson 🌸 To Darkness - Mumford & Sons 🌸

Leaving Blues
Longing for home. For John.
Post-Reichebach. Johnlock. Sherlock-centric.
A companion piece to my John-centric mix “Fare Thee Well.”
track list:
🌸 Calling Me - Charlie Winston 🌸 Cups - Anna Kendrick 🌸 Days Go On - Greg Laswell 🌸 Wishing Well - The Airborne Toxic Event 🌸 Names - Radical Face 🌸 For You - Angus & Julia Stone 🌸 It Hurts Every Time - Good Old War 🌸 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Cover) - Leftover Cuties 🌸 Leaving Blues - Bombay Bicycle Club 🌸 I’ll See You in My Dreams (Cover) - Ingrid Michaelson 🌸 Can’t Go Back Now - The Weepies 🌸 The Cruel One - Gold Motel 🌸 We All Fall - Superchick 🌸 What Makes a Man? - City and Colour 🌸 Stay by My Side - Good Old War (feat. Ali Wadsworth & Claire Wadsworth) 🌸 Train Song - Vashti Bunyan 🌸 Dream of Me - Kristina Train 🌸 Are We There Yet? - Ingrid Michaelson 🌸 Living in Twilight - The Weepies 🌸 Late Arriving - Greg Laswell 🌸 This - Ed Sheeran 🌸

Leaving Blues

Longing for home. For John.

Post-Reichebach. Johnlock. Sherlock-centric.

A companion piece to my John-centric mix “Fare Thee Well.”

track list:

🌸 Calling Me - Charlie Winston 🌸 Cups - Anna Kendrick 🌸 Days Go On - Greg Laswell 🌸 Wishing Well - The Airborne Toxic Event 🌸 Names - Radical Face 🌸 For You - Angus & Julia Stone 🌸 It Hurts Every Time - Good Old War 🌸 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Cover) - Leftover Cuties 🌸 Leaving Blues - Bombay Bicycle Club 🌸 I’ll See You in My Dreams (Cover) - Ingrid Michaelson 🌸 Can’t Go Back Now - The Weepies 🌸 The Cruel One - Gold Motel 🌸 We All Fall - Superchick 🌸 What Makes a Man? - City and Colour 🌸 Stay by My Side - Good Old War (feat. Ali Wadsworth & Claire Wadsworth) 🌸 Train Song - Vashti Bunyan 🌸 Dream of Me - Kristina Train 🌸 Are We There Yet? - Ingrid Michaelson 🌸 Living in Twilight - The Weepies 🌸 Late Arriving - Greg Laswell 🌸 This - Ed Sheeran 🌸

who he, apart from tjlc, is the best thing to have happened in s3

who he


Flattered by Your Interest
In which Mr. Sherlock “Married-to-My-Work” Holmes falls in love.
And he accepts that fact. Eventually.
Mainly from Sherlock’s perspective, but John’s may pop up once in a while.
track list:
🌸 Fidelity (Cover) - Leftover Cuties 🌸 Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows 🌸 Make Me Stay - Gold Motel 🌸 Amazing Eyes - Good Old War 🌸 Awake My Soul (Live) - Mumford & Sons 🌸 First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes 🌸 When We First Met - Hellogoodbye 🌸 In for the Kill - La Roux 🌸 You Already Know - Bombay Bicycle Club (feat. Kathryn Williams) 🌸 Like You Do - Angel Taylor 🌸 Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran 🌸 You Give Me Something - James Morrison 🌸 Untitled (Nothing Is Written) - Mumford & Sons 🌸 Adventure Time - Orla Gartland 🌸 Light a Way - He Is We 🌸 Honeybee - Steam Powered Giraffe 🌸 The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson 🌸 On Top of the World - The Louis Lester Band 🌸 Catch Me - Demi Lovato 🌸 Thumper - The Wedding Band 🌸 I Wouldn’t Mind - He Is We 🌸 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 🌸 At Last (Cover) - Leftover Cuties 🌸

Flattered by Your Interest

In which Mr. Sherlock “Married-to-My-Work” Holmes falls in love.

And he accepts that fact. Eventually.

Mainly from Sherlock’s perspective, but John’s may pop up once in a while.

track list:

🌸 Fidelity (Cover) - Leftover Cuties 🌸 Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows 🌸 Make Me Stay - Gold Motel 🌸 Amazing Eyes - Good Old War 🌸 Awake My Soul (Live) - Mumford & Sons 🌸 First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes 🌸 When We First Met - Hellogoodbye 🌸 In for the Kill - La Roux 🌸 You Already Know - Bombay Bicycle Club (feat. Kathryn Williams) 🌸 Like You Do - Angel Taylor 🌸 Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran 🌸 You Give Me Something - James Morrison 🌸 Untitled (Nothing Is Written) - Mumford & Sons 🌸 Adventure Time - Orla Gartland 🌸 Light a Way - He Is We 🌸 Honeybee - Steam Powered Giraffe 🌸 The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson 🌸 On Top of the World - The Louis Lester Band 🌸 Catch Me - Demi Lovato 🌸 Thumper - The Wedding Band 🌸 I Wouldn’t Mind - He Is We 🌸 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 🌸 At Last (Cover) - Leftover Cuties 🌸