I know this was pointed out within days (hell, hours) of TEH airing, but I wanted to expand on it a little bit.

Despite Moffat’s recent quote about Sherlock finding no women attractive, I know his (and Gatiss’s) earlier quotes protesting The Gay still troubles many fans who want the romance we see actualized, and is often used as ammunition by those who insist any romantic reading is a fandom delusion. TPTB not only denied any possibility of a Sherlock/John romance, they often sounded irritated, as if the mere idea of their two main characters falling in love was ludicrous. (I mean, anyone would get irritated after being asked the same question for the hundredth time, but that’s beside the point.)

Moffat and Gatiss knew the issue of Sherlock and John and sexual/romantic attraction was a hot topic. And that’s not all – they pay pretty close attention to lots of popular pairings and inside jokes in the fandom. In TEH, they decided to have a little fun with fans by including a few fantasy kisses. 

If Moffat and Gatiss were truly that tired of getting the Sherlock/John question; if they really do just get their shits and giggles queerbaiting on an epic scale; if they wanted to simultaneously give Johnlockers their fantasy moment without actualizing it…well, they missed a golden opportunity.

If an explanation for the fall was the number one scene fans were anticipating in TEH, Sherlock and John’s reunion was a close second. Why not have a little fun with audience expectations and theories on that, too? Why didn’t we see Sherlock strut over to that table in his waiter getup and whip off those glasses, causing John to gasp and get shakily to his feet, staring at Sherlock with tear-filled eyes, then grabbing him an epic liplock that has restaurant patrons cheering before cutting to Mycroft rolling his eyes at Anthea and saying “I think you’ve been reading too much Nora Roberts, dear…”?

If they truly don’t intend to ever actualize the romance, this was their opportunity to have their cake and eat it too – acknowledge the fans and give them what (they think) we want, but not “go there.” In fact, if you check out the Sherlock forums out there where fans aren’t so much invested in ships and mostly debate plot and the mysteries, many expressed mild surprise after TEH that even the Sherlock/Jim ship got a nod, but not Sherlock/John. 

That footage doesn’t exist for a reason.


I’m not tagging this at all, so if it ends up in a ship tag, please know that my intent here isn’t to hate on any ship. 

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some people say there’s a red string that connects fated lovers

psa don’t look at the notes bc there are so many people completely missing the point that these are non-romantic strings of fate and making jokes about where the red string “must be” and it’s making me really angry bc we can’t even have a good artistic representation of aromanticism without people desperately grasping for a romantic interpretation somehow

like the artist has specifically requested that people stop making this about their fandoms and romance bc it’s a personal piece about aromanticism

its great i loVE IT??? we need more aromantic… anything rlly and this is really beautiful!

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Some of my favorite text posts part 2

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Reblog if you have read fan fiction better than some published books







Help me prove a point

I have never reblogged anything faster.

Unfortunate for the books, but speaks loads about the quality of some fan fics

Oh, hell yeah. Anything by…

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i wish sherlock and john were portrayed by people of color i wish sherlock was black i wish john was trans i wish they were the consulting detective and her army doctor joan i wish they were anything but two cis white men but they are and that doesn’t change the fact that i…




Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important


Don’t let them get away with this.  Share the tumblr; share the information. If we can’t trust even the state government, let’s go to the federal.  JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN AND FERGUSON.

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when it comes to specific poses I try to first draw the most basic shapes and movement lines and then gradually go into more and more details, like so:



if you have difficulties with perspective, try drawing a perspective grid first:


it’s nothing different than tips from other artists, but I hope it helped a little ;u;

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Sports anime bingo. Check off a space while watching whatever episode, and enjoy the knowledge that you’re going to hell.

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It’s not over, don’t forget

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Pin Up Mermaids by FransMensinkArtist

These are bad ass. I love how they have frightening aspects to them, but they’re still beautiful. Ah <3

Why does that one have it’s pussy behind it’s dorsal fin??? How do those tails BEND LIKE THAT?? THEY LOOK PAINFULLY BROKEN INTO TWO PIECES :’///

Good art but anatomy what is??


setlock - bench scene filming




fun fact of the day: "blood is thicker than water" is actually a shortened version of the idiom "the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb" which means the exact opposite of what the bastardization is taken to mean 🙆💅

what the fuck is this. today is about togo. you baltoed  all over his day

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clockworktimebomb: John and Sherlock kissing in the rain?

makingupachangingmind: Can I get John and Sherlock standing really really close under an umbrella? That’d be cute!

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