Remember how when Sherlock had his relapse the first and only person John called was Mycroft
They are allies in Sherlock’s well being
And then Sherlock gets fucking SHOT
Don’t you think Mycroft and John might have had a conversation about that???
What if John and Mycroft have a plan to take Mary down
What if they kept the truth from Sherlock “for his own good,” the way Sherlock kept the truth from John at the end of S2
And then Sherlock effed it up by shooting Magnussen
What if John knows Mary isn’t pregnant and lied about the scan to keep Sherlock in the dark
Remember how oddly smug John was at the end of HLV
What if he’s the dragon slayer and Sherlock is the damsel in distress this time
so no one told you life was gonna be this way
your blog’s a joke you’re broke your otp is gay
it’s like you’re always just stuck waiting here
for a tv show that’s not been on for months, or even for years
but, tumblr’s here for youuu, when the tears start to fall
tumblr’s here for youu, like no website before
tumblr’s here for you, ‘cause you’ve got nothing else to do
–whispers– Gallifreyan musical instruments. can we talk about that for a moment?? because seriously. we know about the harp of Rassilon, and we know that Two plays the recorder, but like…what if there were other instruments, like I always picture them playing really weird instruments like the melodica, or the ocarina. or even the theremin. like… yeah.
i’m totally up for Gallifreyan Ocarinas tho
Theremin, or any other “tech-y” instrument seems super likely…
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.
Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged – built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?
“Fandom” is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be “frivolous,” because “mature” women’s interests are supposed to be marriage, family, and overall care taking: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.
So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?
Imagine the looks I’d get if I showed up at work:
-on the day of my show’s season premier put a flag and magnetic stickers on my car with a show logo or symbol
– wore a show T-shirt & left early so I could BBQ and drink beer before show time
– brought around a magazine with my characters on the cover & bragged about how they were the best
– announced after work drinks at a fan-bar where all my shows were on screens & even the wait staff wore fandom jerseys
I only get this at cons. Sports fans get it in RL.