Rebloggable, as requested. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t need to see Sherlock and John gettin’ it on in the show, especially if it feels forced, and, yes, I think in BBC Sherlock, creating a sexual romance between the two would feel forced and a little unnatural. On the show.
Now. That’s not to say I can’t take the same characters, from the same verse, and read about them being written toward/in a sexual relationship in fanworks. Fanworks are wonderful, amazing things that can make our dreams as real as we’d like them to be. Why do we need Moffat or Gatiss to force Sherlock and John into bed when we can get them there ourselves?
I will never understand how some people aren’t capable of separating these two things. I can ship it like crazy and still prefer that it not happen in the show.
I feel like I keep forcing my opinion on this on everyone who will listen, but: yes, to all of this. In fact, I don’t WANT it to become canon. Oh God, PLEASE NO.
The thing I love about slash in particular is that it’s not canon and never will be. And that leaves the door wide open for thousands of stories and ideas about the way these two characters could get together, and what their relationship could be like. Every time I finish reading a fic, I get to press reset in these two. This time, they finally got together after pining over each other for years. That other time, they ingested sex pollen and fucked like bunnies until it wore off, and then decided to just go with it. And yet another time, they weren’t detectives/flatmates, but wizards in the Harry Potter universe. And so on.
If Johnlock became canon, there would be one way they got together. And that would be it. No more what-ifs, no more endless possibilities. And seriously, do you really want to leave that up to Moffat et al? Because I cannot imagine that anyone associated with the show would be able to get those characters together any better than fan writers have done.
And if it became canon, all we’d have are established relationship fics. Which, okay, is not really my thing. I love watching two characters first feel attraction for each other, and first become aware of the possibility that there might be something more between them. I love seeing that first kiss, that first moment of oh my god I want you. Without all of that to look forward to and write and read about, I’d honestly lose interest in the fandom. I’d still enjoy the show, but I’d move on to the next thing, the next couple to obsess over and write about.
Though if Ben and Martin want to do a joke outtake for the DVD of John and Sherlock kissing when they’re finally reunited, I’d enjoy the hell out of it. Just sayin’. ;-)
The police are treating Sherlock roughly, as if they just caught him in the act. They don’t need to handcuff him, because he intends to go with them willingly. He put on his scarf and his coat; he intends to go quietly. But they cuff him and haul him out anyway, with contempt. That is more than John can bear. It’s unjust.
John wants to see a warrant, for one. At least a warrant. He demands that they treat Sherlock with respect. After everything Sherlock has done for them: all the cases he’s solved for free, after all the good he’s done, this is how they treat him, in the end. The way they wing him around so that he stumbles; I wonder if that’s the point where John starts to seriously lose his temper. Sherlock is a strange creature, but he is, if nothing else, dignified, and the police are not allowing him any dignity at all. They are deliberately humiliating him.
Given John’s fundamentally moral nature, his inclination to defend the people he loves at any cost, the injustice of this arrest, and the willful humiliation of someone he admires while he is helpess to prevent it, it’s no wonder he ends up resorting to righteous violence.
Righteous violence is kind of John’s thing.
Sherlock and John, and 221B(from season 2)
So…do you guys ever, I don’t know, sort of forget that Sherlock and John actually live together? Like, I’ll be tootling along in fandom life, no worries, and suddenly it’ll hit me again that they sleep in the same place and share groceries and their toothbrushes are probably in the same cup and see each other in jammies and just out of the shower? This is not some fanon construct we’ve put them in because of reasons. They’re not colleagues and friends and we ship them so we pretend they live together. They really live together.
I’m not making any sense. Ignore me, I’m sick.
^^Yes, this. Sometimes it hits me too and I’m amazed. I hope we see more of it in S3.^^—
Cumberbatch, with his alabaster skin and aquamarine eyes, has that vaguely tubercular Romantic beauty known to cause women with PhDs in comparative literature to scream aloud whenever his name is mentioned