August 19, 2014

holmeswilliam:

cloakstone69:

cloakstone69:

Guys.

GUYS.

IT’S STARTING.

UPDATE: 

it looks like the door that leads down to where the fake Jack the Ripper thing was, which was indeed dark

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August 19, 2014
fuckyeahfightlock:

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fuckyeahfightlock:

So I honestly can’t believe I’ve never seen anyone talking about the art direction of this scene. If I’m repeating something, Ah,well. But I’ve honestly never seen it pointed out that this is the very first time we see Mary, and there are three important things here:
Mary reaches for John’s hand. John takes it, of course—he is used to being offered comfort for his loss, by now—but he is not reaching out to her for comfort in his sadness. She is inserting herself into his grief. Reflexively, he lets her.
We only see the back of her. It’s unusual to introduce a major protagonist any other way than by showing their face pretty much immediately. A major antagonist, however…a baddie…well, they often are introduced in a cloud of cigarette smoke, from a distance, in the shadows, as a mysterious voice on a phone, or in some other way that doesn’t tell us right away who they are. Our first glimpse of Mary gives us only the most vague information about her. Obviously a woman, obviously someone John is close to, as he holds her hand. Other than that…who is she? We don’t know.
Finally, it’s no mistake she is wearing a long, grey coat which flares slightly from the waist, and a blue scarf. But they are paler shades of those colours than Sherlock’s coat and scarf were, because Mary is but a pale imitation of the person we are used to seeing standing beside John Watson (even once, when they were handcuffed together, holding John Watson’s hand in a manner similar to what we see here). Her coat and scarf look cheap, “less than,” and her denim jeans are “less” than Sherlock Holmes’s designer trousers. Her dark hat is a visual echo of Sherlock’s dark hair. This whole shot is set up not only to remind us that Sherlock used to stand here at John Watson’s side, but also that This is some lesser, fake, replacement-Sherlock standing at John Watson’s side, and whether consciously or unconsciously, John has chosen a pale imitation indeed.

This

is how

the show

introduces

literally

every

single

villain

and antagonist


HOW DID I MISS THIS WHEN I WAS WATCHING IT THE FIRST TIME?!

fuckyeahfightlock:

musthaveblackedout:

fuckyeahfightlock:

So I honestly can’t believe I’ve never seen anyone talking about the art direction of this scene. If I’m repeating something, Ah,well. But I’ve honestly never seen it pointed out that this is the very first time we see Mary, and there are three important things here:

Mary reaches for John’s hand. John takes it, of course—he is used to being offered comfort for his loss, by now—but he is not reaching out to her for comfort in his sadness. She is inserting herself into his grief. Reflexively, he lets her.

We only see the back of her. It’s unusual to introduce a major protagonist any other way than by showing their face pretty much immediately. A major antagonist, however…a baddie…well, they often are introduced in a cloud of cigarette smoke, from a distance, in the shadows, as a mysterious voice on a phone, or in some other way that doesn’t tell us right away who they are. Our first glimpse of Mary gives us only the most vague information about her. Obviously a woman, obviously someone John is close to, as he holds her hand. Other than that…who is she? We don’t know.

Finally, it’s no mistake she is wearing a long, grey coat which flares slightly from the waist, and a blue scarf. But they are paler shades of those colours than Sherlock’s coat and scarf were, because Mary is but a pale imitation of the person we are used to seeing standing beside John Watson (even once, when they were handcuffed together, holding John Watson’s hand in a manner similar to what we see here). Her coat and scarf look cheap, “less than,” and her denim jeans are “less” than Sherlock Holmes’s designer trousers. Her dark hat is a visual echo of Sherlock’s dark hair. This whole shot is set up not only to remind us that Sherlock used to stand here at John Watson’s side, but also that This is some lesser, fake, replacement-Sherlock standing at John Watson’s side, and whether consciously or unconsciously, John has chosen a pale imitation indeed.

This

is how

the show

introduces

literally

every

single

villain

and antagonist

HOW DID I MISS THIS WHEN I WAS WATCHING IT THE FIRST TIME?!

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August 18, 2014

thekneegrope:

married

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August 18, 2014

incurablylazydevil:

If you watch this show carefully, there is a subtext about John drinking. - Steven Moffat

for Clem

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August 16, 2014

notyourtypicalhumanbeing:

Sherlock + tumblr text posts

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August 16, 2014
incurablylazydevil:

This probably has already been talked about, but I was going through John’s blog the other day and this bit caught my attention. Why is John assuming there was just one sniper, when we were shown clearly that there were multiple laser dots, both on Sherlock and on John? It is such a weird thing to assume, because Moriarty never says anything about this in the episode…  And that bit about ‘his John Watson’? What’s up with that? I know that it’s a nod to canon about Moran but it’s such a weird thing for John to assume…
Mofftiss said in one of the post-s3 interviews that the whole Moriarty plot was planned ‘a long time ago’. What if this is supposed to be a clue for the Mary is Moran theory? It’s no secret that Moriarty is a mirror to Sherlock and that if you look at Mary she’s a mirror to John (blond, medical background, serving the country in the CIA, but now gone rogue). They never say this in the show itself, granted, but the blog contains so many other clues about Johnlock that I don’t think it’s a far-fetched to assume it contains clues about other plot points as well (and it’s teamwork as Joe Lidster said). Coupled with the way Mary signs some of her comments on the blog (all these are pre-Sherlock’s return, incidentally…):



which is reminiscent of the way someone ELSE signs their text messages:

Just a thought.

incurablylazydevil:

This probably has already been talked about, but I was going through John’s blog the other day and this bit caught my attention. Why is John assuming there was just one sniper, when we were shown clearly that there were multiple laser dots, both on Sherlock and on John? It is such a weird thing to assume, because Moriarty never says anything about this in the episode…  And that bit about ‘his John Watson’? What’s up with that? I know that it’s a nod to canon about Moran but it’s such a weird thing for John to assume…

Mofftiss said in one of the post-s3 interviews that the whole Moriarty plot was planned ‘a long time ago’. What if this is supposed to be a clue for the Mary is Moran theory? It’s no secret that Moriarty is a mirror to Sherlock and that if you look at Mary she’s a mirror to John (blond, medical background, serving the country in the CIA, but now gone rogue). They never say this in the show itself, granted, but the blog contains so many other clues about Johnlock that I don’t think it’s a far-fetched to assume it contains clues about other plot points as well (and it’s teamwork as Joe Lidster said). Coupled with the way Mary signs some of her comments on the blog (all these are pre-Sherlock’s return, incidentally…):

which is reminiscent of the way someone ELSE signs their text messages:

Just a thought.

August 13, 2014

welovethebeekeeper:

The arc of S3 in 2 images.

  • First frame: The traditional couple, out at dinner, appropriate attire, meeting the ‘norm’. Third wheel arrives, Sherlock; inappropriate, doing everything wrong, socially inept, in disguise. Misjudging his past and present actions, attempting to heal the damage and failing miserably. However, who is it that is actually in disguise here? Who is the one engaging in the emotional deceit? 
  • Second frame: The crux of the matter; Mary exposed, unrepentant, a silent threat made in a hospital room, which may need to play out, hanging in the air. Sherlock damaged, but trying to save John at the cost of his own life. John’s anger at his own mistakes, his own complicity in the mess he has made of his life. Emotional truth displayed on the faces of the three. Realisation: ‘you chose her’. John realigns the game. He returns the power and focus to the primary couple; the queer couple. This is John Watson making a choice.

The first image is far easier to view, easier to accept. The hetero-normative couple and the psychopathic ‘dead’ friend ruining their evening. Let’s vent anger at Sherlock for ruining things. The second image is more difficult to accept, it is a scene of damage and turmoil, it’s uncomfortable, rules are being broken. Yet it is the second image that is the truth, the reality. The pieces have been moved on the chess board into the positions that will eventually win. This scene is the heart of S3, not the Xmas scene reconciliation nor the near love confession on the tarmac, this scene is where we changed direction and aligned for the endgame. 

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August 12, 2014

the progression of sherlock holmes - friend status

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August 10, 2014

show me your love x

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August 7, 2014

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