Other than Three Garridebs, what other stories would you like to see done in S4?
i don’t really know, tbh… i’m ashamed to say that i haven’t read ALL the stories and it was a really long time ago…. but I think that it’s really plausible that they will use ‘valley of fear’ for mary’s backstory… (with a TWIST that makes her evil though, i hope :>)
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I’ve actually never read any fics from hp— got any faves?
i basically read only drarry, though, but there are sooooo many amazing fics in this ship! here’s my drarry rec tag, but i can give you more if you like :D
So I’ve been rewatching the entire series while taking note of John’s hand tremors and then I came to this scene
We can see his right hand clenching in reaction to Sherlock’s offer for a handshake. But the thing is, that’s not the tremor hand. That’s not the hand that would start to shake whenever he’s feeling weak, helpless, vulnerable. The tremor always happens in his left hand, as Mycroft would confirm:
I do love the right-hand clench. It’s an understandable reaction; that hand is going to touch his beloved’s for possibly the last time in his life. But it’s not what I’ve specifically been looking out for. I’m looking for the hand that trembles when he’s reminded of how much war had changed him,
the hand that trembles as he’s begging for his best friend to not be dead,
and the hand that trembles when he has to confront the lies of the woman he’d made his wife.
It’s a shame we can’t see his left hand when Sherlock offers that final handshake. Like if it starts acting up and is shaking like crazy we wouldn’t know because it’s hidden from vie-OH WAIT NEVERMIND I DID SEE IT
Conclusions: Martin Freeman’s acting is fucking ridiculous, and the tarmac scene can go straight to hell
Sometimes I sit down and really think about the show, and remember how truly groundbreaking it is.
We are watching a sexually repressed man bloom. We are watching him find love, and know heartbreak. We are watching his shell break to show us a raw vulnerability that he only shows to one man. We are watching him struggle to understand his strong feelings and we are watching him love selflessly and fully. We are watching his self deprecation and how this affects his perception of what man he loves might feel.
We are watching a closeted bisexual pine after a man. We are watching this man struggle with his strong emotions. We are watching him go through heartbreak because he is so in love and he doesn’t think the other man feels that way. We are watching him humbly accept every little thing he can get. We are watching his steadfast love, his fears, and his mistakes. His blindness and his hopes.
not gonna like I kind of really shipped him with Cedric and Oliver wood
oh my god, yes. he was so fucked up by Cedric’s death, this basically ships itself…
(and though i never actively shipped them, fics when he was previously in a relationship with Oliver are my FAVES)
Sherlock singing "welcome to my life" as he shows John his collection of sex toys, including dildos the size of a cucumber, anal plugs, balls, riding crops, cock rings, vibrators, among other stuff John would never imagine.
and John trying each and every one of these toys in bed with Sherlock
I adore bisexual Harry Potter! I used to ship a lot of Harry/Male character ships and I really disliked when people made him "totally gay" or straight with an exception. Harry was constantly busy with pretty big stuff and when he considered his internal life he was so vague and naive, like when his obvious attraction for Ginny or Cho manifested, that he may have missed so much in regards to his own feelings and identity (and us readers could have too if we didn't pay attention)
oh my god, YES. bless all the fanfic writers that make Harry unambiguously bisexual,
i want to do a ‘send me your skype if we’re mutuals’ post but i’m acutally so lousy at keeping in touch that it’s kind of pointless
Okay, but consider this:
S1 ended with John and Sherlock thinking they were going to die together, but then they didn’t, and it took them a good couple months to find their feet again before taking on their first major case since that night, during which John was self-aware enough to be blindingly jealous of Irene, and Sherlock was desperate enough to solve Irene’s puzzle in like 8 seconds in order to impress John with his wits, since Sherlock genuinely thinks that’s all he possibly has to offer (oh god)
S2 ended with John thinking Sherlock was dead, but he wasn’t, and John still wasn’t really over it by he time Sherlock came back two years later, but was self-aware enough to recognize that Sherlock was the best thing that ever happened and likely would happen to him but he needed to move on bc he’d obviously let the opportunity for anything more slip through his fingers; meanwhile, Sherlock has undoubtedly thought of John nearly every moment of every day since The Fall and is incapable of imagining it was any different for John, “what life, I’ve been away” (jfc I’m in pain)
S3 ends with Sherlock knowing he’s going to his death, but not telling John, and John is self-aware enough after Sherlock’s return and him being shot and almost dying again to realize it’s always been useless to fight it, #sherlocklives means #johnwatsonlives and John is incapable of conceiving of a life anymore that doesn’t include Sherlock as the central feature, so is it any wonder he doesn’t seem to really believe this is truly goodbye? meanwhile, Sherlock just leaves with a feeble joke that’s not really a joke “Sherlock’s a girl’s name—(but) I think it [Sherlock Watson] could work” and a handshake, then gets on that fucking plane with tears in his eyes and the hand that had last touched John’s skin held to his mouth (ah hahaha please kill me)
So clearly S4 is obligated to end with Sherlock thinking John is dead/dying and finally reaching the fucking limit of what he can endure in silence, aka Three Garridebs, that’s the narrative arc of this show, that’s the logical conclusion into which Moffat and Gatiss have written themselves so just give it to us, give us the Garridebs, give it, give us the kiss and the love confession, you’re the only ones who WOULD and CAN give it to us, the only ones who can finally write Sherlock Holmes and John Watson out of the closet for the first time in 128 years, everyone knows the enormity of your ego, Moffat, so just do yourself the favor of going down in television and Holmes-fandom history, never to be forgotten, and just DO IT
You really think johnlock is gonna be canon in s4? I'm aiming my hopes to s5 tbh, half because i think that (brilliant as it is) s3 is still quite a mess and half because i believe that, if johnlock happens too early, they'll bring some mayor shit threatening John's life for real or something like it (and i'm not so fond of them being thrown apart once they're finally together mind you). Either way i'd like to know your reasons because your answers are always a delight :)
I think they’ll bring some major shit threatening John’s life either way :D And I actually believe that we will get something more concrete in s4, three garridebs would make a perfect season finale. And I think they REALLY want to make at least one episode when they are in an established relationship and go out on a case together, because that’s something that Gatiss was hinting at (a detective coming back from work and kissing his boyfriend and all that…). And really, how MANY MORE obstacles for them not being together can they really create before it becomes unbearable???? ;)