Let me counter your “woah” with a “woah” and point out that I certainly did not imply that all Johnlock shippers are at fault. Most people I know are Johnlock shippers, and from personal experience Johnlock shippers in general are perfectly respectful, decent, reasonable people, as I’ve said many times before.
All I said was “people,” by which I meant “an indeterminate number of nonspecific persons somewhere within the Sherlock fandom.”
Let me phrase it this way: most of the haters are Johnlock shippers, but most of the Johnlock shippers are not haters.
I believe what you’re seeing is to be appropriately referred to henceforth as “people behaving like real douches because their ship is sinking.”
There is a possibility that John will be getting married this season (not a certainty, but a possibility) and for some reason, certain people think this makes it okay to send violent rage and death threats to Amanda Abbington, Martin’s wife, who has been brought onto the cast (possibly as Mary Morstan but possibly not, nothing has been officially announced).
It is not okay.
Sending death threats to anyone is never okay. Ever.
Also, Ian Hallard, Mark Gatiss’s husband, posted a tweet saying that he thought some of the Johnlock shippers were being “ridiculous.”
And now they’re tweeting violent hate to Ian Hallard as well.
It doesn’t matter what your opinion on Johnlock is: this is also not okay.
The cast and crew aren’t going to agree to continue making this show if people keep threatening their loved ones because of it.
I sincerely hope that no one following this blog is guilty of any of this absurdity, because if you are, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
I tagged it exactly the way I said I was going to in my Spoiler Policy, which I have linked to, reposted, and referred back to at least five or six times in the last 3 weeks. I also posted a helpful Guide to Blocking Tags for anyone who wants to block spoilers from anywhere else.
If my spoiler policy is unsatisfactory to you, please feel free to unfollow me. Either that, or stop searching the tag “Sherlock series 3” which is the only tag it would have showed up under.
I have no idea if it’s available as a Facebook thing, Google will serve you better than I could in this regard.
The “wedding” alluded to in the clue words may not be John’s wedding. There have been no confirmations that John will get married in series 3, just speculation (I happen to think it’s fairly likely, but I could be wrong). If John does get married, I’m sure there will be plenty of development to support it. Sherlock will have been “dead” for an extended period of time (again, speculation, anywhere from a few months to a few years) leaving plenty of time for John to go out in the world and chase some tail. It’s not as if he doesn’t want a relationship. If Sherlock’s list in ASiB is any indication, he’s had quite a string of girlfriends.
Also, Sherlock doesn’t stick with the Doyle canon in most respects, so if John does get married, there’s nothing to say that the future Mrs. Watson will end up dead.
A “silver fox” is what one would colloquially call any older gentleman with gray hair who is especially attractive. It’s certainly not limited to Rupert Graves, though it certainly applies.
John Watson and Mary Morstan met during the Sign of Four, the second Sherlock Holmes story ever published, and he proposed to her at the end of this story. Chronologically, Watson had known Holmes for a relatively short period of time when he met Mary.
Mary Morstan later conveniently died, either because Doyle didn’t feel like keeping up with her (he was notoriously very poor with continuity) or because it was too cumbersome within the narrative to have Watson buzzing between 221B and his own house where he lived with her. Mary’s death is only mentioned briefly, but it is assumed that she died at some point between “The Adventure of the Final Problem” and “The Adventure of the Empty House,” the interim during which Holmes is absent. Context clues suggest that Watson later remarried, but his supposed second wife is never mentioned by name, so it could be another continuity error, insofar as Doyle forgetting that he had killed Mary off already.
In short, Watson is married to someone-or-other for the vast majority of the time that he and Holmes are friends.
hiddenlacuna replied to your post: John and Sherlock HAVE to hug when the third season starts and they get reunited right? I mean, wouldn’t that scene feel too wrong if they didnt hug? it would feel like John doesn’t forgive Sherlock and Sherlock doesn’t want to be let “back in” to johns life. am I right?
Well, he did hug Mrs. Hudson. :)
Mrs. Hudson does not count, Mrs. Hudson is a perfect human being. You would have to be a monster not to hug Mrs. Hudson.
And even that was a very terse side-hug.
In all seriousness though, Una Stubbs and Benedict Cumberbatch are close family friends, and I feel that their dynamic may have been informed somewhat by Benedict and Una’s natural, real-life relationship, rather than how Holmes and Mrs. Hudson have traditionally interacted, so I would count that as an exception rather than a rule in terms of Sherlock Holmes Hug Likelihood Analysis.
jim-moriarty-in-your-flesh replied to your post: John and Sherlock HAVE to hug when the third season starts and they get reunited right? I mean, wouldn’t that scene feel too wrong if they didnt hug? it would feel like John doesn’t forgive Sherlock and Sherlock doesn’t want to be let “back in” to johns life. am I right?
You sound kind of rude when you answer questions sometimes. >.>
Sorry, I don’t intend to be rude, but I was always taught to write frankly and concisely, and I find that this is the clearest way to respond to questions. Also, I don’t use emoticons, which people on the internet seem to be accustomed to as a means of discerning tone in typewritten conversation.
Unless otherwise specified, assume that I like you all very much.
I mean, Holmes and Watson didn’t hug in the Doyle canon when Holmes returned, in spite of the fact that in the original they were arguably more (for lack of a better word) physically intimate, insofar as they regularly walked down the street arm-in-arm and such.
I honestly think a hug is very unlikely. In fact, I would be quite put-off if John and Sherlock did hug. I can’t honestly imagine Sherlock Holmes unironically hugging anyone ever, and I imagine John’s reaction is more likely to be anger than anything else. Not to mention the fact that John also doesn’t strike me as much of a hugger.
No offense taken, I assure you. I’m afraid I’m not an expert on Don Quixote, so I can’t make any direct connections for you, but a major thing that makes the Sherlock fandom unique is that there are so few episodes with so much material packed into them, and the fact that those episodes are released in tiny spates only every year and a half to 2 years. The fandom essentially goes mad with waiting for more material, so we spend the interim dissecting every second of material we have, and almost compulsively making elaborate connections between Sherlock and other, unrelated things. The Sherlock fandom is, overall, a group of very intelligent but slightly neurotic people who obsess over detail and cope badly with waiting. This results in both a great deal of brilliance and a great deal of insanity.
But then, they say that brilliance and madness are two sides of the same coin, right?
It’s the tag people are using to denote photos taken by fans on the Sherlock set, or anything related to those photos (fan theories, speculation, discussion).
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