Sherlock is always hotter when the point of view is John’s
Right, so here’s the thing. I don’t have a team. I am one individual blogger with my own individual thoughts. For people to constantly come into my ask box speaking to me as though I’m a member (or in some cases, a ring-leader) of some sort of pro-Johnlock hive mind, is frankly insulting. If you want to know why other bloggers hold the opinions they hold, you will have to ask them individually. I speak only for myself.
You’re entitled to think that Sherlock is the wrong person for John if you like, but from where I sit, that’s not the story the writers have been telling. When I watch this show, I see two flawed, emotionally damaged men, who accept each other for who they are and whose personality faults complement each other. I think they are absolutely right for each other.
Second, I see Sherlock as a character who is not stagnant, and who has gone through, and will continue to go through, a great deal of character development. The entire show has been about him moving from an entirely self-centered, isolated existence in which he cannot and does not wish to develop meaningful bonds with other people, to a point where he not only seeks out those bonds, but learns to cultivate them and function within them. And as Sherlock is the protagonist, he’s written in such a way that the audience is meant to sympathize with him as he goes through this process.
If you think Sherlock hasn’t displayed selflessness toward John, I suggest a re-watch of s3. Throwing oneself onto a bonfire and risking injury is a selfless action. Setting one’s own feelings aside and ignoring one’s own job (which was clearly portrayed as the most important thing in Sherlock’s life prior to s3) in order to throw oneself whole-heartedly into making sure someone else’s wedding is perfect, is a selfless action. Crawling out of a hospital window while internally bleeding and nearly sending oneself into cardiac arrest to be certain that one’s friend knows the massive, life-altering truth that his spouse is intent on keeping from him, is a selfless action. Throwing away one’s life and career to make sure that one’s friend cannot be manipulated and controlled via his wife by a master blackmailer, is a selfless action.
Seriously, if you think I have to go all the way back to Reichenbach to come up with an instance of Sherlock being selfless for John, I really have no idea what you think s3 was about.
As for Sholto, he was written into the show as a bit part strictly to illustrate a point about John and Sherlock’s relationship, and to serve as a mirror for Sherlock. The show isn’t about him. It’s certainly not about him and John. This show has always been about Sherlock’s growth as a person in the context of his relationship with John. Sherlock and John’s relationship has always been and will always, always be, front and center on this show. That’s why the wedding episode focused on the best man speech in which Sherlock declared his love for John, and not on the wedding vows between John and Mary. And honestly, we know nothing about Sholto. We saw him for only a couple of minutes in the entire show. You have absolutely no evidence that this man is “better for John” than Sherlock is. Considering how closely Sholto and Sherlock were paralleled in the episode, and that John has apparently described Sholto as being more unsociable than Sherlock, I would bet that the only reason you can think of Sholto as a better choice right now, is because his character wasn’t developed enough for you to get to see his faults.
And last, but not least, the show is actually called Sherlock. Even if, even if I had questions about whether I thought Sherlock was convincingly portrayed as the right person for John, that would be secondary to the fact that the show has consistently and convincingly shown me that John is the right person for Sherlock. And since the show is about Sherlock, I’m fairly certain that Sherlock navigating the waters of his relationship with John is what the show will continue to deal with. For me, this has been the story the show has been telling since ASiP, and I have no reason to think that they are suddenly going to start telling a different story.
I HAVE BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING FOR THIS PHOTOSET.
Sherlock’s military kink brings me so much joy, I can’t even explain my level of inner porn.
Sherlock’s military kink, you say? As in:
YES, yes, this, exactly this!
Not even secretly aroused. Sherlock just wants to be in the middle of a giant military guy pile. Is it so much to ask?
My absolute favorite thing about that Baskerville scene is that John does’t even LOOK at that dude when he says ‘that’s an order’ - as in, ‘I’m so fucking in charge that I don’t even need to acknowledge you as I demand things from you AND YOU WILL GIVE ME WHAT I WANT.’