Holmes & Watson, Lee Eric Shackleford, 1989.
Can you imagine it, though?
It’s early on in their friendship when a honey bee gets into 221B through the window. John gets up, grabs his empty mug and news paper from his chair side table, and moves towards the buzzing, and Sherlock- fearing the worst is about to happen- opens his mouth to stop him.
His protest is cut short by the sight of John catching, not squashing, the wayward fella between the mug and newspaper.
When John walks to the open window and shakes the mug until the bee flies away, Sherlock’s cheeks are most definitely NOT burning and his heart HAS NOT expanded three times its normal size and he is most definitely not pointedly NOT staring at John because he is impossibly amazing.
John and Sherlock starting their first dance as a waltz but ending up swaying in each others arms, their forheads pressed together and softly nuzzling noses (ﾉ◡‿◡)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
johnlock smooches commissioned by purplppleatr ♥♥♥
this made me so feel peaceful while drawing!!
Sherlock is the singularly most significant story I have ever encountered.
That sounds like a grandiose claim, but as someone who largely hates consuming media, it’s accurate. I’ve always wanted to be a writer of some kind for this reason—I didn’t like what I saw out there, and so I realized that it was up to me to create the things I wanted to see. It’s very difficult to learn how to do this well, however, when you feel that everything you have to study from misses the mark so completely, you know?
Well, when I discovered Sherlock I simply thought, “Wow, this is really enjoyable.” I just genuinely loved the content, the characters, the stories, everything. I saw it, but then I saw it 20 times, and I loved it every time. Why? I wondered. What is it about this show? So I started to examine it, to watch it with the question of what made it so fascinating in mind, and this is what I discovered; every time I watched it, I noticed something new. That is…absolutely unheard of for me, in any form of media. It simply doesn’t happen. Things can’t keep my mind occupied for one run-through, let alone 20 or 30, so I started writing these long, ridiculous ramblings on what I was seeing, and that’s when it was brought to my attention:
The surface narratives are actually metaphors for the underlying story.
This realization—whether true or only in my own silly head—literally changed everything that I’d ever thought about writing. As entertainment, as art, as information, all of it. I’d never realized that you could put something together so that the imagery, the music, the characters—every word, picture, and sound—could support a minimum of two different story lines. I know rationally I’d been taught as much in school, but I’d hated everything I’d studied so intensely that I’d entirely missed the message, so…anyway…
The idea that one could teach valuable lessons about love and emotional health and society and not be preachy, not be tedious…more than that, be wildly entertaining…I just, I was dumbfounded. I still am! There hasn’t gone a day since I made the realization that I haven’t considered all the things that could be done to make the world a more loving place with this information.
As someone who strongly supports and will, indeed, benefit from where it seems all the underlying messages are leading, well…that alone has strengthened my own personal courage in that regard. But more than that, it’s flooded my heart with gratitude for humanity…not only for you guys, but for humanity itself. What you’re doing is changing the world and, for those who study your methods, teaching others a way to do the same.
You gave me the tools I needed to start producing my own works. The ability to encourage love and acceptance in others through example and entertainment rather than easily disregarded fables and fairytales. It’s a selfish love, I admit it, but you’re not just entertainers, you’re teachers…and humanity shining at its brightest.
Where all of you who work on Sherlock will go with the program is still unknown to us, but already you have made one of the changes I think you were wishing to see in the world and…that’s amazing. Really, there’s no word strong enough to convey it.
Each and every one of you are amazing, and no matter how cross or bitter or petty people may behave toward you now and in the future, you have done the world an unfathomable service. Though it may not overtly appear as such right now, you’ve already begun to foster love in the world in many ways. Many ways. In a world full of closed-hearted, Blind Banker Sherlocks, you are a crew of tireless John Watsons, saving people in ways that they aren’t even aware they need.
You don’t only make the world brighter for 2 weeks every 2 years. You make the entire future brighter…and that’s really something.
This was my entry to the Thank You BBC Sherlock Project, and I’m reposting it here because this is where it’s most relevant.
I made this blog initially because my personal blog was going under with Sherlock appreciation posts, and it’s a good thing I did it because this blog, at a third of the age of the other one, now has double the amount of entries. Everything I’ve said remains just one perspective, I know this unquestionably, but I feel it very strongly. Whatever happens to the show, it’s already made an enormous impact to countless people in countless ways, and for that I feel nothing but appreciation and gratitude.
is Sherlock even an adult? I don’t think so. wait. I’m getting a call. indeed he is not, gay baby police confirm
Me: Well, considering the narrative
Boring (academic) people: LOL Johnlock is never going to be canon because in the 1950s
Me: Well, considering the narrative
baby fawnlock head canon where fawnlock thinks pesto is paint and gets a jar of it and smears it all over johns cream walls when hes out
and there are little green handprints on everything
and fawnlock is so proud of himself and john is just
A BIG, BIG SMILEY FACE IN PESTO ON THE WALL, AND FAWNLOCK IS JUST SAT IN THEM MIDDLE OF THE RUG WITH A HUGE GRIN AND CRINKLY EYES, LOOK WHAT I MADE!!! tell me how good i am
Well, one of the purposes of the train guy’s character is to serve as a foil for Sherlock, because of the very similarities you point out, and the fact that Sherlock (who also has a funny hat himself) literally puts on this guy’s funny hat earlier in the episode, really drives the comparison home. And the specific things that Sherlock finds ridiculous about this guy are also very telling: 1) he seems to think the guy’s all-consuming work/hobby is ridiculous and 2) he thinks that this guy is so weird that it’s inconceivable that someone is romantically involved with him. I’ve always felt that the point of this was to get a glimpse into exactly how Sherlock feels about himself.
I ❤️ Mary Morstan (the stillborn child whose identity that violent disagreeable payed assassin stole)
the tjlc clique being called “the cool kids” by haters: for ONCE in your life you’re all absolutely completely right
Sherlock + text posts (Part 1)
Literally all you need to do to make the “John thinks Sherlock loves Mary” interpretation hilarious is imagining the look on Sherlock’s face when he is told this fact