Sep 1

batmansymbol:

For those who haven’t heard it, Martin Freeman’s 13-second summary of Sherlock.

Aug 16

losethehours:

ifmyheartwasatardis:

tysolna:

rox712:

arlessiar:NF,

BAMF Dr. Watson. Three years, I waited for this moment for over three years. No-one can even remotely understand how much this scene meant for me.

and for all of us who screamed: Yes! At last Doctor!John!

And it was as good as we all hoped it would be.

Doctor John H Watson, consulting BADASS.

May I add in something here? I think you may enjoy knowing this if you do not already.

What you saw right there was Captain John H. Watson, FNF, MD, Retired.

I’ve worked with military doctors. Doctors do bark out orders that they expect to be obeyed.

What you saw here was a commanding officer, a Captain, give a command.

While the doctor in John Watson can and has barked out orders we have not seen him give a command before.

This scene was pure Captain John H. Waston, FNF. When an officer gives a command to one of lesser rank he does not expect it to be obeyed; he knows it will be obeyed. There is no question of “if”. That does not exist in the military.

The soldier hesitated at first because John barked at him to “Call the ambulance, now! as Dr. John Watson.

When the soldier did not move to comply then Dr.John Watson switched gears right into Captain John Watson and he issued a command. The solider knew the difference immediately. He obeyed Captain Watson without hesitation.

John remained Captain Watson when he addressed Sherlock as “nurse”. That clearly startled Sherlock. When John became Captain Watson he remained within military protocol and addressed Sherlock in a military manner which is simple SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).

It was also interesting to see Sherlock startled. Evidently he has not seen a lot of Captain Watson either.

Martin did a perfect turn here in this scene. He did not simply become louder, or more insistent. He became commanding.

Well done!

And I absolutely agree with you! John Watson is a complete badass. However when he became military he was Captain John H. Watson, Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers and he was then Captain Badass!

Jul 8

Jun 23

If I didn’t understand I was being asked to be best man, it is because I never expected to be anybody’s best friend. And certainly not the best friend of the bravest and kindest and wisest human being I have ever had the good fortune of knowing. 

May 30

don-gately:

caitlinwritessherlock:

anigrrrl2:

vaginal-diabetus:

wildfirepen:

loveallthesherlocks:

sebastianmoron:

 #clearly that’s the appropriate reaction to your little brother breaching top security systems of the british army

 I laughed so hard when I saw this omg

mycroft is 500% done

He’s so indulgent with Sherlock.

He loves him so much. I often think how difficult Sherlock makes Mycroft’s life, but this is about his harshest reaction he ever has. He just puts up with all Sherlock’s shit and rolls his eyes and gets on with it. I have such a soft spot for Mycroft. 

Remember the best man speech? Sherlock has keys to Mycroft’s house.
Despite all the snarking and bickering, you know that when Sherlock’s life gets super shitty he goes over to Mycroft’s house and puts his shoes on the sofa and rearranges the books by typeface and eats all his ice cream and tells him he’s doing him a favor because he shouldn’t have ice cream around anyway.

This post is all the heartwarming cuteness I needed today. 

don-gately:

caitlinwritessherlock:

anigrrrl2:

vaginal-diabetus:

wildfirepen:

loveallthesherlocks:

sebastianmoron:

 #clearly that’s the appropriate reaction to your little brother breaching top security systems of the british army

 I laughed so hard when I saw this omg

mycroft is 500% done

He’s so indulgent with Sherlock.

He loves him so much. I often think how difficult Sherlock makes Mycroft’s life, but this is about his harshest reaction he ever has. He just puts up with all Sherlock’s shit and rolls his eyes and gets on with it. I have such a soft spot for Mycroft. 

Remember the best man speech? Sherlock has keys to Mycroft’s house.

Despite all the snarking and bickering, you know that when Sherlock’s life gets super shitty he goes over to Mycroft’s house and puts his shoes on the sofa and rearranges the books by typeface and eats all his ice cream and tells him he’s doing him a favor because he shouldn’t have ice cream around anyway.

This post is all the heartwarming cuteness I needed today. 

Apr 29

Anonymous said: BBC Sherlock's Sherlock is actually canonically queer! Just thought I should let you know!

themountainandtheviper:

Earlier on twitter, I was discussing Elementary and BBC Sherlock and how queer characters are/should be represented, so I’m assuming this anon is about that.
I found this wonderful post, and I’ll use it to compare the two shows.
The Bechdel Test. This is a test that measures female representation in media via three qualifications: 1) having at least two named female characters, 2) who talk to each other for at least 60 seconds, 3) about something other than men.
The Troy and Abed Test. This is a test that measures POC representation in media via three qualifications: 1) having at least two named POC characters, 2) who talk at least once, 3) and who aren’t cultural stereotypes.
The Will and Jack Test. This is a test that measures queer representation in media via three qualifications: 1) has at least two named queer characters, 2) who talk to each other at least once, 3) and whose queer status isn’t treated as a joke and isn’t overemphasized.

To pass a test, the show must pass all three individual qualifications. 

SHERLOCK

Bechdel Test: Fail (1/3)

At least two named female characters: Pass (Irene, Mrs. Hudson, Molly, Sally, Sarah, Athena, a few girls whom John dates)

Who talk to each other at least once for at least 60 seconds: Fail (an anon pointed out to me that Molly and Mrs. Hudson talk in “A Scandal in Belgravia”; but I timed the conversation and it was barely 10 seconds long. Thus, fail)

Not about men: Fail

Troy and Abed Test: Fail (1/3)

At least two named POC characters: Pass (Sally, Soo-Lin)

Who talk to each other at least once: Fail

And aren’t racial stereotypes: Fail (Soo-Lin is a pure, delicate, refugee of sorts; the entire [mostly unnamed] gang in “The Blind Banker” exist only as a shady, stupid Chinese Mafia)

Will and Jack Test: Fail (0/3)

At least two named LGBT+ characters: Fail

Who talk to each other at least once: Fail

And whose LGBT+ status isn’t a joke: Fail

BBC Sherlock manages to fail all three tests.

ELEMENTARY

Bechdel Test: Pass (3/3)

At least two named female characters: Pass (Joan, Ms. Hudson, Irene/Jamie, Pam)

Who talk to each other at least once: Pass

About something other than men: Pass 

Troy and Abed Test: Pass (3/3)

At least two named POC characters: Pass (Joan, Detective Bell, Oren, Alfredo, multiple minor characters)

Who talk to each other at least once: Pass

And aren’t racial stereotypes: Pass

Will and Jack Test: Fail (2/3)

At least two named LGBT+ characters: Pass (Ms. Hudson and Crabtree, also a few minor characters like Gaye and the two women involved in an affair in 2x15 Corpse de Ballet)

Who talk to each other at least once: Fail (unless you count off-screen, then you could say that the affair in 2x15 would make it a pass) 

And whose LGBT+ status isn’t played as a joke: Pass 

Final count:
BBC Sherlock: 2/9
Elementary: 8/9

As you can clearly see, Elementary does much better than BBC Sherlock in representation of queer characters, characters of color, and female characters.

Also, like the original author said, Elementary has a trans woman where her gender is not played off as a joke and isn’t the only part of her character, which is amazing.

Have fun defending BBC Sherlock's “queer” character as good representation. 

Apr 24

aj-watson:

heyassbuttyourethepotatoone:

The first time you see it, it can hit you really hard, especially since Sherlock is on a total roll and John delivers the line “please God, let me live” in a way where you can be forgiven for not being sure if it’s serious or snark. It apparently has the same effect on Sherlock, as well.

We never do get any details on how Captain John Watson of the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers was wounded in action. But from this exchange alone, it’s clear the situation was extremely serious. He was badly wounded, nearly died, and developed PTSD- Sherlock had himself earlier pointed out that the original circumstances of John’s injury must have been ‘traumatic’, and he meant emotionally traumatic, not just violent and painful. The blunt earnestness of John’s response even trips up Sherlock for a second or two, and he’s just been ranting and raving about not understanding why a woman would care about her stillborn baby after fourteen years. This also works as a tearjerker in hindsight if you recall ‘Please God, let me live’ whenever John is genuinely in physical danger elsewhere in the series.

Pretty much everyone in the room agrees that in your last moments, you would think about the people you love the most. John apparently had no one to think about when he was close to dying. He really must have been lonely even before he returned from Afghanistan.

I hate you for making this post because it’s the best I’ve read on this subject and it hurts.

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Mar 30

spockisinthetardis:

ohcrap-itsactuallymydivision:

cutiebatch:

If I could describe Greg Lestrade in one photo this would be it.

#Its not my division if I cant see it

spockisinthetardis:

ohcrap-itsactuallymydivision:

cutiebatch:

If I could describe Greg Lestrade in one photo this would be it.

#Its not my division if I cant see it

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