Usually I’m all over gay ships but honestly this is a story about a friendless asexual dickhead being made into a good man by a true, unwavering friend. I’m sorry. I can’t see it. They have a wonderful bromance that unfolds as Sherlock discovers how much he truly needs John, another beating human heart, one of the best, in his life. Sherlock definitely does not, and may never, understand sexual romance, but I can certainly respect that John is teaching him to understand love. Not love of a boyfriend or significant other, but of a companion and a friend. And that is the extent of my interpretation of this relationship.
In essence I have to agree. I don’t have a problem with people shipping ‘em (the bbc series has such strong homoerotic undertones after all, trollolol), but I personally go for bromance in this case. Holy crap is a Hetalia fan saying this?!
… Um, what, that in the still from series 2 the lighting is softer? Which gives the false impression of greater fullness to Cumberbatch’s face?
C’mon guys, I had the impression the Sherlock fandom had some arty people in it. You people should know about the tricks light plays, where you at?!
And for the record, even if it ISN’T due to the lighting (which I think it is, look at the line his far cheekbone makes, it’s as sharp as ever) to call him fat is just… ridiculous? Really, the flying fuck?
Sure, the sharp, boney look can be is quite attractive. But it is a matter of taste, you could just as easily be in the “looks ano and anaemic” camp. Making a scene over a teeny smidgen added to the cheeks is… Well, words fail.
And you sitting there with nothing better to do than whine about someone else’s weight on your tumblr all day? You’re getting no thinner either. OH!
Inspired and based on the Sherlock secret that read:
I think John is the sociopath, not Sherlock. He’s able to kill a man without a second thought or regret and he misses the war. The fact that he’s able to come across as a fluffy kitten despite facts terrifies me.
An analysis definitely worth reading, people. My opinion is reserved on Watson; I wouldn’t go as far as to think him a sociopath, but I will easily believe that his military background affected him. There’s a reason (well, lots of reasons) that soldiers often have it hard trying to fit back into normal society!
The thoughts on Sherlock I really really like. Doyle apparently based Sherlock off an aspergers acquaintance of his, and while that may not have been the sole basis for his character, what gogogadgetcopter says here is really true for most aspergers. My brother has aspergers syndrome, and he’s the sweetest person alive, but awkward, and he was much worse when he was younger. Back then he used to shy away from people and emotions because both were unpredictable and he didn’t like feeling like he couldn’t predict and be prepared for anything that may happen, and that freaked him out. Especially since he knew that he often misunderstood people’s intentions (for example, being unable to distinguish between teasing and “friendly teasing”. Boy, that one caused so much trouble), he’d get very stressed and “mechanical” whenever new people tried to talk to him. But he loves being praised, so works very hard at things like schoolwork that he finds more comfortable (he is very smart).
Take someone who is perhaps a bit less sweet and add the aspergers, I suspect you’ll get someone who is very much like Sherlock. So I can agree with gogogadgetcopter's thoughts on him.
For anyone interested in aspergers, I recommend The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon. The narrating character is a severe case, much more so than my brother and probably also the friend Doyle based Sherlock on, but it is a fascinating read. ;)
is NOT benedict cumberbatch. same(ish) hair, maybe, but that’s where the similarities end. the gif is from the first episode of one of the best comedy shows ever to have been made.. EVER called Black Books, and the beautiful creature dancing away from the skinheads is Dylan Moran. Go…
Waitwait. There are still people in the world who haven’t watched Black Books?!