i am looking forward to “elementary” but mostly i am looking forward to seeing what a fandom built largely upon spite will be like
some interesting fanfiction i’ll tell you what: “and then sherlock placed his lips upon joan’s, who was a woman and also lucy liu. and they kissed. with tongues. neither of them were benedict cumberbatch at all.”
there’s something about all the spite built into this that makes this way hotter than it should be
Like and I get being invested in the relationship, it’s just gross to lash out at other people who try to adapt the same characters by saying “woman = reactionary!! this is more progressive and compelling bECAUSE” when the because isn’t really there?
the because is all in your head! until you draw shitty manga fanart
yes and p.s. call me when your show actually delivers on the “gay!!!!” because then we can talk but for the time being I’m pretty sure you and your show’s writers are not on the same page about this, so IDK WHAT TO SAY
when you are trying to tell me that this hypothetical romance will just devalue her as a female character BUT you are also saying that that romance is what you like SO MUCH about a show that will never ever fulfill it???
LIKE I GET THE DESIRE NOT TO WANT TO SEE A FEMALE CHARACTER STUCK IN A REDUCTIVE ROMANTIC STORYLINE BUT IF YOU DON’T SEE THE PROBLEMS IN SAYING THAT BY BEING A FEMALE SHE IS AUTOMATICALLY REDUCED BY ALSO HAVING A ROMANTIC STORYLINE IDK WHAT TO SAY OK
hahahaha hanako gets it. with lancing clarity. i mean, don’t get me wrong, i like holmes & watson as they are, but that whole “OVARIES RUIN THE ROMANCE” bent… mmmmmmmno. howboutnot.
the best part is that their love will never be consummated because the tension is what keeps these people watching! (I mean I like the solving mysteries aspect but whatever) - why a woman can’t be involved in a non-romance is beyond me
but otherwise I just want put this all here in a post so that all you shitty Sherlock fans can read it
but like “HOLMES AND WATSON ARE TOTALLY SOULMATES BUT IT’S ONLY COMPELLING IF THEY ARE DUDES BECAUSE MAKING ONE A WOMAN RUINS THE GAY!!!!!” okay everyone try not to trip on your transparent internalized misogyny on your way out xoxoxoxo
that’s what’s happening with elementary, right? people can’t deal with lucy liu as watson?
there’s something really funny about gay misogyny, I don’t know what
okay don’t even get me started on the Sherlock fandom (also: Moffat) I have had it with them to the point where I’ve had to blacklist Sherlock because even the actors make me go “:cccccc” and I just don’t want it anymore. And I used to like it a lot!
I might end up watching Elementary JUST TO SPITE THEM also bc Lucy but tbh I think I’ve burned out on Sherlock Holmes adaptations in general and I think it’s mainly because of their gross expressions of canonical entitlement SOOOO idk
I’m not too knowledgable about Doyle’s life but I like to imagine that if he were alive and still writing today, if he ever saw the tumblr fandom he would kill off everyone in the books related to Sherlock and never write again! and thankfully I don’t have very many sherlock fans in my dash (I only see it in the tag, which I occasionally search because I hate myself) but if it came up enough I would block it in an instant! I like the show but not at the expense of my own sanity.
Hahaha I mean you and I are also different in that not knowing things stresses me out a little bit so I tend to go looking for spoilers more often than I avoid them. I’M TOLD THIS IS WEIRD but it makes me feel better so whatever
Yeah, I get that! for me, though, not knowing is better! An example: I remember, before I started watching Sherlock, seeing some gif post about Sherlock and Watson coming out to each other, and I thought “ah so they play up the gay part that much?” and they do play it up, so I figured in the last episode the big reveal would come! But it didn’t, and then I realized that Sherlock fans are just really weird and kinda creepy
tumblr savior is literally the thing that made me start being more polite about tagging things correctly. I mean I’m still a monster but in THEORY. Mainly because the first few weeks after the Hunger Games premiered were hell for me omg
I always try to give my posts clear tags, particularly since my stuff is really obscure and maybe 0% of tumblr gives a shit. But yes this device could have been extremely useful before I found out everything that happens in GoT and Mad Men
I’ve had a tricky time blacklisting avatar because apparently it’s somewhere in the code for just like, every post??? But blacklisting atla works okay sometimes when people are nice about tagging. Also character names.
yeah, I’ve seen enough of the posts that now I know several characters names, even though I’ve never seen the show and probably never will!
I started with “avatar” blocked and tumblr actually broke
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