if you ever wondered if sirius was gay the answer is probably yes
I'M FUCKING MAD ABOUT THAT ARTICLE. "Perhaps, I suggest, making Holmes and Watson gay is a way to remove other women from the picture." We are not MAKING them gay and I hate that Ben agreed with that. WE are not doing it, the writers are writing them like they are in love with each other and they are asking the actors to act like it. I know I know, Ben can't say anything about it yet, but it still makes me mad that he said these things. And this was just stupid and condescending thing to say;1/3
“I think it’s about burgeoning sexuality in adolescence, because you don’t necessarily know how to operate that.” I am a grown ass woman and I do know how to operate with my sexuality and I (still) like to think about those characters being in love with each other, having a romantic relationship and yes, them having sex together and it is a big part of my life and I hate the fact that I’m constantly being made fun of and laughed about because of that. And by ppl who just don’t seem to want take the time and get to know these things. I hate that it keeps happening over and over again and the fact is I don’t feel ashamed of ‘cause I read flash fanfiction and I know none of us should, but it’s kind of hard not to when you see those actors and writers saying that we should and like we are terrorising them or stalking them or just doing something wrong with our impure thoughts and writings and drawings even though WE are not the ones who shove this to their faces all the time!
yeah, i had a similar reaction at first. i know that he’s too far removed from fandom to have an accurate perception of it, but it’s just SO tiresome to see the same shit being repeated every time someone brings up fanworks in mainstream media. and to see queer reading of sherlock being reduced to girls lusting after ben’s dick and in a gay magazine of all places is just so disheartening… like, even a queer magazine thinks this is ridiculous, why do we even bother trying to explain it to anyone…
Hello my name is Demi Lovato
i need a pie chart for the reasons sherlock shot maganussen, like, 10% the masterplan, 90% magnussen flicked john’s face
i knew there was a reason i’m in love with you
I also kind of want to make “Why I shot you by Mary Watson”
100 percent: murder is fun and lucrative
Why I shot you by John Watson would be “You looked at Sherlock and I didn’t appreciate it”
i’m with john tho cause that cabbie was all kinds of interested in sherlock in all the wrong ways
Let’s Have Dinner (without the progression shots)
I'm so sorry for drawing this out, but could you explain what exactly you find upsetting about the particular quote you've picked out? I read it as: dealing with sexuality in adolescence through fanfiction, which is essentially a safe way to explore possibilities without the risk of engaging in the pursuit of personal relationships. Yeah, I mean, that certainly only speaks to a small percentage of fanfiction/fandom, but it's not wrong and not offensive to the rest of it. Can you clarify?
ok so just to get it out first - i really am mostly annoyed at this journalist because his condescending attitude was pretty clear from this interview and his later tweets about it and i was mad that he even brought this topic up and never really addressed the issue at hand (like, why didn’t he ask about queerbaiting for example? now that would have been interesting). i’m allergic to all-male pseudo intellectual discussions about female sexuality, if i wanted to see them i’d have turned on my tv, and not read an interview with my fave actor talking about a very important movie. and what I’m mad re: Ben’s quote is that he just had to make this simplified statement about how queer readings of sherlock are just a way of lusting after him (and i’m not even sure if he was talking about sherlock or himself, the way he was saying ‘me and john watson’ ) without the threat of having one’s heart broken. and i’m sorry, but this is ridiculous… it’s incredibly reductive, it’s such a shallow and frankly insulting way of looking at fans. yes, the fandom is writing hundreds of thousands of words about john and sherlock in love simply because they want sherlock’s (or ben’s??) dick… and yeah, i know that this is probably what most people who are unaware of what fanfiction really is think about slash. But i don’t know.. i just kind of expected more out of a guy who’s basically starring in a fanfic himself. i just think it’s not a wise move to say these kinds of controversial things about a huge part of your most dedicated fandom… i just wish he had responded with something more vague, instead of letting himself be dragged into that topic.