Jul
20
2014

Reblogged from prettyrealisticjohnlockfanart :

sherli-holmes:

mallamun:

areyousuretonightsadangernight:

Deduce for me, you sexy thing.

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OH GOD. OH GOD. BLESS WHOEVER PUT THIS GIFSET TOGETHER.

Oh my god, seriously, bless your soul. 

(Source: sherlockismyholmesboy)

Jul
19
2014

Reblogged from jupitereyed :

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Jul
19
2014
Jul
17
2014

Reblogged from mid0nz :

Notes for Sherlock cinematography metas I want to write

mid0nz:

Brain dump…

1) A comparative analysis of the mind/memory palace scenes. How are they shot (what’s the cinematic grammar)? What do those shot choices mean? How are they different and similar (they’re actually all miles apart.) What’s the impact on the viewer? Do they work? How did the introduction of the mind/memory palace change the style of the show and the way the stories are told?
  • THoB (Paul McGuigan, director. Fabian Wagner, Director of Photography, Mark Gatiss, writer)
  • TEH (Jeremy Lovering, dir. Steve Lawes, DoP, Mark Gatiss, writer)
  • TSo3 (Colm McCarthy, dir. Steve Lawes, DoP, Mark Gatiss— probably wrote the mind palace scenes, possibly Steven Thompson either wrote or co-wrote them.)
  • HLV (Nick Hurran, dir. Neville Kidd, DoP, Steven Moffat, writer)

2) The role of soundtrack/music in the mind/memory palaces— what does the sound do to the meaning of the images?

  • Score by Michael Price and David Arnold

3) What are the key stylistic traits of the directors and the DoPs? The difference in McGuigan’s look when he works with Lawes v. Wagner? The difference in Lawes’s look with each of the four directors he’s worked with? The difference between the work Hurran & Kidd do for Doctor Who versus their one Sherlock? (Eventually) the difference between McGuigan & Wagner’s work on Sherlock versus Frankenstein (when it comes out)? The difference between TEH and Lovering’s movies? Between McCarthy’s and Haynes’s Sherlock episodes and their other work?

  • ASiP (Paul McGuigan, dir. Steve Lawes, DoP)
  • TBB (Euros Lyn, dir. Steve Lawes, DoP)
  • TGG (Paul McGuigan, dir. Steve Lawes, DoP)
  • ASiB (Paul McGuigan, dir. Fabian Wagner, DoP)
  • THoB (Paul McGuigan, dir. Fabian Wagner, DoP)
  • TRF (Toby Haynes, dir. Fabian Wagner, DoP)
  • TEH (Jeremy Lovering, dir. Steve Lawes, DoP)
  • TSo3 (Colm McCarthy, dir. Steve Lawes, DoP)
  • HLV (Nick Hurran, dir. Neville Kidd, DoP)

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Jul
17
2014

Reblogged from emmagrant01 :

emmagrant01:

lauramcewan:

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I love it so much!!!!

Jul
16
2014

Reblogged from mid0nz :

Down in the Valley

mid0nz:

finalproblem:

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And with that giant lampshade, I conclude my argument that Mary is intended to be a morally grey character.

Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about something more interesting: Who was she before she was Mary Morstan?

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Jul
16
2014

Reblogged from shinka :

If it’s not a love story, then what is it?

anigrrrl2:

As I fell asleep last night, pondering Sherlock, as one does…I kept going over a comment someone left on a gif set I reblogged yesterday about not forcing a love story into it, and just enjoying the show for what it is.

It annoyed me at the time - leave Johnlock stuff to the Johnlockers, and all that - but then I started thinking about it. I thought, but what is it? If it’s not a love story, then what is it?

Taking a cue from our beloved Sherlock himself, I started a process of elimination. Whatever remains must be the truth, right?

So. What is it not

It’s not a detective show. The cases are second fiddle at best, even in the first two series. The cases are the backdrop, they provide the context, but they aren’t the focus. It’s not about who done it. It’s not a detective show, it’s a show about a detective. Okay, so that’s ruled out. 

It’s not an ensemble show, particularly of judging by the hundreds of tumblr users complaining daily - and accurately - about how poorly drawn and underexplored the secondary characters are. This is not a show where every character gets equal screen time or equal treatment. Characters are missing back stories, histories, they’re shadows moving about in the background, the boys up front, glowing so bright and so real and so fierce. 

Because that’s how it’s supposed to be. It’s about the two of them.

Okay, so it’s not about cases and it’s not about the ensemble. It’s about John and Sherlock. So, going back to the original question, what is it about John and Sherlock? What story is being told here? 

There are so many adaptations of Sherlock Holmes and they all tell basically the same story - friendship, loyalty, love, partnership. That’s the essence of who John and Sherlock have always been. Those things are all most certainly present in the BBC show, and I would never argue that they aren’t.

Okay. But. Here we have two writers who like to leave their unique mark on classic stories (Doctor Who, for example), they want to “fix” the stories they read as boys, they like to take things to new places, push, explore, make new what is old. They wouldn’t be telling a story that’s already been told. 

They pulled John and Sherlock apart at a far younger age than in canon. Separated them, divided them. Put obstacles in the way of their reunification. John’s crushing, debilitating grief - something notably absent from canon - and Mary’s pregnancy, betrayal, Sherlock nearly dying on John for a second time, John’s trust issues. All this stood in the way of the boys easily coming back together the way they did in canon.

Canon was much more about the cases, certainly. There was more of the mystery, more about the detecting. This show is about John and Sherlock, full stop. These two are so very different from the canon Holmes and Watson, so much more complex and broken, so much more human. John’s so angry. Sherlock’s so heartbroken. There’s a lot of focus on that, on how messed up these two are. 

So why? Why are they telling the story this way? What is it?

It’s two men struggling to understand how they can function in the world. Two difficult, complicated men. Men who have few friends, who are solitary, and burdened with grief, insecurity, trauma. Men who deal with problems in profoundly unhealthy ways, who repress and deny their real feelings, who believe they don’t deserve happiness. 

They’re broken, unhappy, alone, and then what happens? They find each other. In a scene that is right out of a romance film. Eyes across a room and all that. 

In the pilot script, in a scene that was cut, it’s implied Sherlock was suicidal before he met John. John’s suicidal ideation was heavily implied in ASiP. They literally saved one another’s lives just by meeting, and countless times since. They make each other laugh - honestly, do we ever see them really laugh with any other character? - they make each other mental, they make each other feel alive. They shine when they’re together, practically lit up from the inside out. They get jealous, fiercely jealous, of the other spending time with anyone else. They take care of each other, they depend on each other, they fall to pieces when the other one isn’t there. They’re intensely connected to each other, truly unable to function without the other one. (PTSD returning, drugs, drinking heavily…etc.) They’re only content when they’re together. They are emotionally two halves of the same whole, light and dark, moon and sun.  I’m literally just describing. 

This is the story being told. This is what the show is. 

Back to the original comment, about forcing the show to be something it’s not, I actually find it much harder to make sense of this narrative if it isn’t a love story. If you remove from Sherlock the idea that it’s building to these two finally getting their shit straight and allowing themselves to be happy together…then what is it? 

It isn’t a detective show, it isn’t an ensemble show, it isn’t a retell of canon. It’s different, it’s darker, it’s more human. It’s about stumbling through life and screwing up and making bad decisions and doing things that hurt you because you think it’s the right thing to do at the time. It’s about blundering around and not seeing what’s right in front of you because you’re so used to being alone that you haven’t learned to recognise love when it’s staring you in the face. It’s about grief and loss and pain. It’s about how hard life can be. 

It’s about finding the person that makes life easier to bear. The person that takes your pain away when they’re laughing beside you, that makes you smile at the most incongruous moments, that you can’t help but forgive even when you don’t want to, the person that makes you a better person, the person that accepts you for who you are and appreciates you, even at your worst. It’s about finding that one person with whom you lock eyes and suddenly the rest of the world falls away. The one person you absolutely cannot live without. 

If that’s not a love story, then I don’t know what is. 

Jul
16
2014

Reblogged from onthelosingside :

finalproblem:

the very last thing you’d expect”

omg

they’re actually going to resolve one of the plot threads from series 2 or 3

Jul
15
2014

Reblogged from tjlc :

tjlc:

welovethebeekeeper:

mild-lunacy:

decadentwallpaper:

tinybittiny:

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shhhh, Martin, don’t hurt yourself, let Moffat do the lying for you

This is the most ironclad TJLC evidence I have ever seen. Stone cold hilarious.

This is honestly the most blatant lying I’ve seen in ages. If someone wants to look at Martin’s body-language and expressions and explain why they suggest straightforwardness, I’d honestly love to hear it.

In the first gif as they ask THE question, you can see Martin have an ‘oh here it is again’ moment, and he physically tries to get away, even in the second gif he’s still on the move out of frame. Then he comes up with his brilliant idea of turning the question back on the interviewer, he listens to the reply and bites his lip, a sign of repressing words he wants to say.  In gif five he nods and blinks which is overdoing the agreement factor, he then chooses the word ‘close’ as a qualifier for ‘platonic’; he’s grasping here. Finally he uses the word ‘couple’ which is a reveal as he then corrects himself with ‘platonic’ again and nods adding the word ‘yea’; a self congratulation as he is the only one using that descriptive. The final gif he just gives up!! 

THIS IS AN ANGEL SENT FROM HEAVEN

(Source: darlingbenny)

Jul
15
2014

Reblogged from professorfonz :

tallythesilence:

100% Real dialogue.

how to make a hurtful scene, non hurtful. 

Jul
14
2014

Reblogged from prettyrealisticjohnlockfanart :

thescienceofjohnlock:

sherlock-undercover:

"I prefer my doctor clean-shaven."

I gasped

Jul
14
2014

Reblogged from professorfonz :

janlock:

You don’t smoke.

Jul
13
2014

Asked by bootsnblossoms:

Headcanon meme for Sally Donovan? :)


  • What they smell like: men’s deodorant (this is not an Anderson joke, men’s deodorant is a) better and b) seems more Sally), coconut oil, pine
  • How they sleep (sleeping position, schedule, etc): 
  • What music they enjoy: jazz (less duke ellington and glenn miller, more coltrane and gillespie) and loud 90’s hip-hop. she does not know that she and sherlock holmes have very similar taste in jazz.
  • How much time they spend getting ready every morning: maybe half an hour. she’s got her morning routine down.
  • Their favorite thing to collect: shoes. i will put money down that she has great taste in shoes.
  • Left or right-handed: right
  • Religion (if any): raised in the C of E, lapsed
  • Favorite sport: dude that girl is probably ABOUT rugby.
  • Favorite touristy thing to do when traveling (museums, local food, sightseeing, etc): I feel like she’s the real hardboiled detective on the show. She’s too lawful good to take a damn vacation. If she did, something about her says “boat tours” to me. I’ve no idea why at all.
  • Favorite kind of weather: dry. look at that hair and imagine it in a Virginia summer.
  • A weird/obscure fear they have: birds.
  • The carnival/arcade game they always win without fail: that game where you squirt the gun at the spot and race everybody else
Jul
13
2014

Reblogged from professorfonz :

Sherlock and his nape curls1                      

Jul
12
2014

Reblogged from trivia-goddess :

valeria2067:

mu5icliz:

"So, the balance of probability is …?"

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