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irresistible-revolution: fandom0ftheopera:

I’ve seen Elementary fans claiming their Sherlock is better than Sherlock’s because ours is an asshole and theirs is ‘sympathetic’ and ‘kind’.

I have nothing against Elementary, but may I just remind you - Sherlock is an asshole, because Sherlock is canonically an asshole. He was described as being cold, dispassionate and arrogant - not kind.

oh dear.

From ‘The Adventure of the Three Garridebs’, when Watson is shot: “For the first time, I had a glimpse of a great heart as well as a great brain.”

From ‘The Adventure of the Six Napoleons’, when Lestrade pays Holmes a sincere and heartfelt compliment : “And as he turned away, it seemed he was more nearly moved by the softer human emotions than I had ever seen him.”

From ‘The Problem of Thor Bridge’, when a rich client explains how he tried to seduce his children’s governess: “this young lady was in a sense under your protection…you have tried to ruin a defenseless girl who was under your roof. Some of you rich men have to be taught that all the world cannot be bribed into condoning your offenses.”

From ‘The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger’, after hearing the tragic story of a woman whose face was mauled by a lion; “Then Holmes stretched out his long arm and patted her hand with such a show of sympathy as I had seldom known him to exhibit, ‘Poor girl!’ he said, ‘Poor girl! The ways of fate are indeed hard to understand. If there is not some compensation hereafter, then the world is a cruel jest’ “

From ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’, when speaking with a client whose father is physically abusive: “Five little livid spots, the marks of four fingers and a thumb, were printed upon the white wrist. ‘You have been cruelly used,’ said Holmes.”

Also, in “The Adventure of Abbey Grange,” he helps a young man escape, who intervened to prevent an alcoholic aristocrat from beating his wife.

In “The Adventure of the Second Stain”, Holmes goes out of his way to shield Lady Hilda from her husband’s anger, even though the husband was Holmes’ client.

In “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” he lets a pathetic petty criminal go free because he doesn’t think making him a ‘jailbird’ will help.

There are many other instances of Holmes showing kindness, empathy and even breaking the law to help people gain justice.

Other phrases and words Watson uses to describe Holmes at various times:

“quiet, genial.”

“without a harshness, which was foreign to his nature.”

“he had a remarkable gentleness and courtesy in his dealings with women.”

Holmes may have displayed a certain impatience for social affectation, but he maintains a strong moral compass and asserts this fact several times, in various situations, towards various people.

This idea that Holmes is a “sociopathic” asshole is quite a contemporary reading and, might I add, a lazy one that’s as ignorant of mental illness as it is offensive to those of us who’re tired of white men getting to stomp all over people in the name of ‘genius’ and ‘anti-hero’ status. BBC Sherlock’s reading of Holmes is one that’s built on popular cultural tropes, and succeeds because of it. ‘Elementary’ reads Holmes with a fuller attention to the complexities of his character.

Anytime someone says ‘well Holmes is an asshole’ as a conclusive fact, I know that your canon knowledge is either limited or deliberately misinterpreted.

Do some re-reading.

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cheeselock:

why doesnt this have more notes??

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amygloriouspond:

glasmond:

A little something I improvised on the piano. It’s the sherlock theme as a ballad.

I’m sorry it’s such a bad quality … ;-; 

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Set in an alternate reality where there is an eggplant on the table.


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gaytectives:

theinsanesherlockfandom:

Set in an alternate reality where there is an eggplant on the table.

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this be sherlock fanart just

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One Must Always Reblog When Fandoms Save Each Other

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One Must Always Reblog When Fandoms Save Each Other

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davidstrifer:

A version of Sherlock’s Theme I made, played from samples of hitting and ringing a wine glass.

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Brothers. With very different and interesting relationships.

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“When I’m falling I’m in peace
It’s only when I hit the ground
It causes all the grief”

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Reichenbach Theory.

jibberingthoughtsoffle:

Richard Brooke was an actor hired to play ‘Jim Moriarty’.

He wasn’t hired by Sherlock. What if he was hired by Moriarty?

There are several possible reasons why the actor would have shot himself in the rooftop scene.

Main point is, Moriaty’s still alive.

Just an idea, don’t know if anyone else has done this.

I just watched the episode myself and that was exactly what I thought.  I think it’d be pretty interesting if it turned out that everything Richard Brooke told Kitty Reilly was true except the name of the man who hired him.  It would be in keeping with Moriarty’s technique of deceiving people by hiding one “great lie” in a bundle of truths.

And I’d have to watch the episode again, but I feel like Sherlock’s behaviour on the roof doesn’t really add up if he thought the man he was talking to was Moriarty.

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hippity-hoppity-brigade:





CRUMBLEBREAD
CRUMBLEBREAD
CRUMBLEBREAD

This reminds me of Bakery Street. The adventures of Sherloaf Holmes and Johnnycake Wheatson, potrayed respectively by the actors Benedict Crumblebread and Martin Pieman.

Don’t forget Mycrust Holmes, Sherloaf’s brother.

Not to mention Detective Inspector Lestrudel over at Shortcake yard.

Often Sherloaf is thwarted by his nemesis, Moritarty, and his sidekick, Sebastian Meringue; but he always managed to pick up the breadcrumb trail and save the day!

hippity-hoppity-brigade:

CRUMBLEBREAD

CRUMBLEBREAD

CRUMBLEBREAD

This reminds me of Bakery Street. The adventures of Sherloaf Holmes and Johnnycake Wheatson, potrayed respectively by the actors Benedict Crumblebread and Martin Pieman.

Don’t forget Mycrust Holmes, Sherloaf’s brother.

Not to mention Detective Inspector Lestrudel over at Shortcake yard.

Often Sherloaf is thwarted by his nemesis, Moritarty, and his sidekick, Sebastian Meringue; but he always managed to pick up the breadcrumb trail and save the day!

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