"you did see that, and you married me, because he’s right, it’s what you like"
LOOK AT THIS, LOOK AT HOW SHERLOCK REACTS TO THIS SHIT THAT HE’S SPUN, IT’S ALL A LIE, LOOK AT THIS
Are people actually doubting that Sherlock was doing anything other than lying to John for his own protection (against Mary) in this scene? Honestly. This face says it all!
Let us look at a couple of those leaks.
ASiP, 221B, Sherlock has just run off on a case, John is left with Mrs Hudson. He is sitting in his chair. Mrs Hudson makes a wrong assumption:
"You’re more the sitting down type I can tell."
We know she is wrong; three seasons of John Watson as an adrenaline junkie, a man of action, one who loves the ‘battlefield’, have enlightened us about John. The John in this scene is broken, he’s angry, and he is repressing his desire to be in the action and chaos. Hearing Mrs Hudson’s assumption about what ‘type’ he is brings John’s anger to the surface, his face shows disgust at the thought. Her next sentence adds fuel to the fire:
"I’ll make you that cuppa, you rest your leg."
Explosion. John’s anger leaks out and he yells; ‘Damn my leg.” It’s inappropriate and over-the-top. He immediately reigns it in and apologises, however he continues to be rude, demanding biscuits. He got control of the anger but the following sentences to Mrs Hudson contained a hint that he wanted her to know he was not someone to be pitied, fussed over; he is Captain John Watson.
Now lets look at a similar scene in 221B, this time in TEH when John has reestablished contact with Mrs Hudson and they are opening up the flat. John announces that he is ‘moving on.’ It’s obviously John’s big plan to get himself together and over Sherlock. He announces it as such, not as a man who has found the love of his life but a man who is resigned to having to move on, the message is the ‘moving on’, not the ‘found someone/proposing’. [Watch this scene, it’s not a man telling a friend about his big news, it’s a man telling a friend he is making progress out of his grief.]
Mrs Hudson once again makes a false assumption:
"What’s his name?"
When John corrects her, she scoffs; “A WOMAN!”
We know that Mrs Hudson has seen John with girlfriends, Sarah and Jeanette, if anyone suspects John is bisexual it would be Mrs H, after all we now know she is a woman of the world and would pick up on such things. But Mrs H is obviously of the opinion that if John is seriously contemplating marriage with someone then it must be a man. John’s face shows a micro expression when he says;
"Of course it’s a woman."
He closes his eyes, a sign of blocking, and he raises his eyebrows at the same time, together a sign of acquiescence. Translation: “Yep, that’s me, I’ve gone the safe route yet again.”
"You really have moved on haven’t you.” Mrs Hudson qualifies the relationship between John and Sherlock in that sentance. John is frustrated now, this isn’t going well. Mrs Hudson is too close to the truth. He feels the need to make a statement. He prefaces the importance of it with ‘listen to me.’ Then:
"Sherlock was not my boyfriend." As he says this he opens his eyes wide and leans in, direct eye contact….he has just spoken the words that sum up his regret, what he wanted and yet was denied, the leak occurs and explosion:
It’s shouted and accompanied by a smirk. Inappropriate again in it’s volume and delivery. The old; he ‘doth protest too much’ in play here. Translation: ‘Yep not gay that’s me, never got the bloody chance with him.”
We don’t see if John apologises or resorts to Captain mode after this encounter with Mrs H but I would expect so. He would want to affirm his control.
[As an aside: This scene makes me question whether John is bisexual or whether he is in Narnia, Mrs Hudson being the key here, she knows these men, and she is astute in her own fumbling way. She accepts them both as they are but attempts to steer them on their path. We see her clearly do this with John in the morning after scene in her kitchen, and she does it with Sherlock in the conversation about her bridesmaid. She pretends to be ‘nattering on’ but I see wisdom and guidance there. She sows seeds.]
For me, this scene reaffirms John’s bisexuality. If you watch his face in that gif, his expression emphasizes the word ‘gay’ - it’s that term specifically that is causing him offense. Also, I think Mrs. Hudson finding it odd that John is settling down with a woman is because she sees John as bisexual but homoromantic. She has seen him make some poor choices in his interactions with his girlfriends (in ASiB during the Christmas scene) and knows that before Mary, none of his attempts at relationships with women (at least that she and the audience have seen) have lasted very long. Whether it’s an accurate assumption about his romantic orientation or not, it’s certainly a viable option.
But on the rest of it, I totally agree - John gets angry when people assume things about him. Which makes me totally excited for people calling him gay after he and Sherlock get together, because I can’t wait for him to go on a righteous rant about bisexuality and bi erasure. XD
OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
Unfortunately, this has been going on for decades. I recommend watching PBS’s Frontline Special on North Korea (Secret State of North Korea). Warning that some of the video in that special is graphic.
Anonymous said: steven moffat has used "dancing" as a metaphor for sex before, (most prominently and memorably in doctor who), so if we take that he carried that metaphor over to sherlock as well...
he totally uses that metaphor in sherlock tsot is all about how sherlock has always loved to dance but has “never found the right case” i.e. (see anon, I’m getting better) he really wants to have sex but never found the right person (well until tsot when he realizes he’s in love with John)
you also have the beautiful “we can’t all three dance” metaphor because “there are limits”
you have the whole John and Sherlock danced behind closed curtains because the writers LOVE implying that John and Sherlock are having an affair
etc etc etc.
wow sometimes i forget how sexual tsot is thank you for reminding me!
Anonymous said: if dancing = sex does that mean mrs hudson walked in on sherlock masturbating at the beginning of tsot? the poor thing.
Well if we want to stay true to the metaphor (although obviously you don’t have to stretch it that far) Mrs Hudson walked in on Sherlock sadly masturbating while thinking about having sex with John.
Considering all the other references we have to Sherlock masturbating in s3 (with the food as sex metaphor) Sherlock just like. Wanked a lot in s3.
I can’t believe I managed to snap some good pictures @_@ Here are some of them, feel free to save them if you didn’t get proper pictures of your own, lol..
It was a succesful premiere. Andrew was SOOOOOO nice to his fans even though he didn’t have time to meet them all. Everyone knew how to behave and asked good questions so I’m really pleased with Finnish fans now ^^ I managed to shake his
warmhand and talk to him, so I’m glad.