Sherlock and Batman and Stuff, oh my.
but how cute is it that they put 1:29 on the bomb when it stopped for the day sherlock and john met
Anonymous asked: do u support gay mirage
i didn’t know she was gay but id support mirage in anything
All these “cuddle and play video games” date ideas are weak. We’re playing mario kart double dash, cuddling is a distraction. Im here to win
take a deep breath and repeat after me:
- i am not a letter grade
- i am not a gpa
- i am not a statistic
- i am not just a student
- i am good at something
- i am more than what an institution tells me i am
- i am legend
- i am iron man
- i am the monster parents tell their children about at night
- i am the doctor
- i am a high functioning sociopath
- do your research
- i am an angel of the lord
johanna mason literally said “fuck you” to president snow but he’s like “oh shit katniss done made herself a bird”
Anonymous asked: In TEH, when Sherlock says that oh so subtextual line "Because you chose her" I think almost everyone though the "and not me" that probably followed in Sherlock's mind, we all though this not just because of what was going on and what we know about their relationship and the fact that in TSoT they practically make Sherlock's love for John canon but also for Sherlock's face when he says it. Am I the only one who saw John flinch?The only one who thinks John realised everything at that very moment?
SHERLOCK: John, you are addicted to a certain lifestyle. You’re abnormally attracted to dangerous situations and people…so is it truly such a surprise that the woman you’ve fallen in love with conforms to that pattern?
JOHN: But she wasn’t supposed to be like that. Why is she like that?
SHERLOCK: Because you chose her.
JOHN: Why is everything always my fault?
If you want my two cents on this scene, here it is…
It’s him I worry about most…that wife. You’re letting him down, Sherlock. John Watson is definitely in danger.
Sherlock fought for life not just out of love for John, but to save him. He believed John was in danger, and clearly Mary was the reason. We are not privy to Sherlock’s thought process as he flees the hospital, contacts John, and sets up the “trap” for Mary in the empty house. But my opinion is that the first and most vital step for him was to convince Mary he is on her side, he is not an opponent. He needs time to figure out who she is and what this means for John’s safety. As far as John goes, Sherlock doesn’t want to lie to him – he’s not going to keep the fact that Mary shot him a secret. But, for John’s safety, he does have to convince him (John) that he (Sherlock) is on Mary’s side. Because then John will be on Mary’s side, and Sherlock needs Mary to think she’s in control.
The beautiful and heartbreaking thing about this bit of dialogue is that Sherlock is doing exactly that – gently placing the blame on John for having chosen Mary, thereby allowing Mary to think she has the upper hand. But at the same time, Sherlock is taking the opportunity to subtly point out something else.
You’re attracted to dangerous situations and PEOPLE. Plural. Yes, this doesn’t *have* to mean romantic attraction, but we are talking about his wife here. The “romantic” is implied.
Because you chose her. Yes, Sherlock could be pulling a double meaning with this sentence. As far as his plan goes, he’s shifting the blame from Mary to John (which pains him, because he doesn’t actually blame John – just look at the expression on his face). And if you change the emphasis from “chose” to “her” – because you chose her – then there’s another meaning there as well.
John is clearly tightly wound in this scene. Let’s reassess what the past day or two have been like. After not having seen Sherlock for a month (and not handling it well), John learns Sherlock is dating a woman. Then he sees Sherlock get engaged. Then he realizes the whole thing was a sham, giving John license to delete all the wonderful things Sherlock said and did that proved he loved him in TSoT and revert back to his old ways of thinking that Sherlock is a sociopath incapable of actual love. Literally moments after John has this (false) revelation, Sherlock is shot in the chest. By John’s wife. Sherlock comes back from the brink of death. He breaks out of the hospital, sets John up in disguise in an empty house, and John watches his wife threaten his already extremely injured best friend before shooting a coin out of the air.
John’s life is incredibly fucked up right now.
He’s angry in this scene. Not just at Mary, but at the world. We can’t blame him. And even as he snipes at Sherlock to shut up, he listens to every word Sherlock has to say. And look at his face as he does. He absorbs it, every word. He hears it. You’re attracted to dangerous people. And what’s more, he agrees with Sherlock.
But she wasn’t supposed to be like that. Why is she like that?
She wasn’t supposed to be like that. So yes, you’re right, there were others I was attracted to. (Again, I understand that “attracted to dangerous people” doesn’t have to have a romantic meaning. But considering this conversation revolves around John’s wife, I think it’s debatable that that is the case here.)
We, as viewers, saw how Sherlock fought off death, all for John. But John did not see this. All he knows is that sociopath-Sherlock dated a woman and proposed to her all to break into an office like the unfeeling a-hole he is, and then he got shot. And now John’s life has been turned upside down with this revelation about Mary, and he’s looking into Sherlock’s eyes and everything is written there all over again. All the pain he saw on Sherlock’s face at the end of TSoT. So wait – which is the real Sherlock? This one, with all the ~feels~ that John paradoxically wants Sherlock to have, and yet can’t stand to face? Or the cold-hearted detective who has no problem breaking someone’s heart just to get a step further in a case?
Look at their faces again. And remember the paradox. John wants emotional Sherlock, the one we know to be the real Sherlock. But just like at the end of TSoT, he’s terrified to face the real Sherlock, the one whose shields are down, who doesn’t care if John knows he loves him.
He does the same thing. He looks away.
But yes, he sees it.
He just can’t deal with it right now. His wife, his lying wife, the woman who is carrying his child and has lied to him since the day he met her – he has to deal with her right now. Isn’t that enough? Can anyone expect John to handle anything else at the moment?
Sherlock doesn’t. He guides John back to Mary, acts as the facilitator, sets his own plan (whatever that may be) in motion. So once again, John turns away from what he saw on Sherlock’s face. Repression, John Watson style. And even though he’s still angry at the world, John still places his trust completely in Sherlock.
Always your way.
I’m certainly not the first to point this out, but if your heart is still whole at this point, Sherlock’s reaction to that line will shatter it into a million pieces. Because this is so not Sherlock’s way. This isn’t how he wants it, not at all. But it’s what must be done at this point, because John Watson is definitely in danger, and right now, that’s all that matters.