mid0nz:

Heartless Abandonment: Composing Irene’s Theme 

Let’s look at the stunning shot of Sherlock composing “Irene’s Theme” not from the point of view of what he might be feeling about Irene, but focus instead on his feelings for John. After all Mycroft’s right. Sherlock hardly knew her.

The camera focus, the door frames, window casing, window valences, the fluorescent light in the kitchen, the ambient light in the lounge and the backlight from outside the window all lead the eye from a wide angle view directly to Sherlock at the centre thinking about Irene’s password and composing while all around him remain the trappings of Christmas- mistletoe in the kitchen, fairy lights, Christmas cards, tinsel, and perhaps most interesting of all, the open bible on John’s chair. 

Mistletoe? at 221b??? Did Mrs. Hudson hang it? Did John? It’s heartbreaking because it symbolizes nascent attractions— the kind of infatuations between new lovers who need an excuse to show public affection. Who was it meant for?

The bible? It’s by John’s chair and stands in for him. Maybe it’s part of his Christmas tradition to read from the Gospels.  Why else would it be there, and be open? (Yes, I’m assuming it’s a bible but look at it carefully.)

In Context: The scene before this one is Sherlock’s Danger Night/sock index scene. We know from Molly at the party that John had plans to spend Christmas with Harry and that Sherlock pouted about it:

We also know that John cancelled his plans not only with Jeanette (at Mycroft’s insistence), but also with Harry (was it because Sherlock told him she was drinking again?) Christmas was a Danger Night, but was Sherlock upset over Irene’s death or was he acting out to keep John (& Mycroft) close on the holiday? Both?

Time has passed and it’s New Year’s.  Sherlock’s composing sad music (which, John tells Irene, he always does) and John comes downstairs on his way out. Mrs. Hudson who shows John that Sherlock still isn’t eating. He then fails to unlock the mobile. (At that point I think he knows Irene’s alive.) Next,  John asks Mrs. Hudson if Sherlock’s ever had a romantic attachment. Neither of them knows. We aren’t told where John was intending to go but we do know moody Sherlock was watching him leave and saw that he was intercepted by Irene’s assistant. John seems to find her hot and likes the proposition of spending time with her; he’s prepared to heartlessly abandon Sherlock:

 
 
 
 
Once in the car, John tells her that Sherlock doesn’t follow him everywhere ergo Sherlock tends to follow John around town.
 
Irene will soon tell John the truth. She’s alive and he and Sherlock are a couple (gay or not). Want more proof? Here’s how to ship Johnlock without really trying.  
 
In the end, John does spend New Year’s with Sherlock:
 
 
 
 
 
And Sherlock eventually wishes Irene a happy one before he defeats her spectacularly with John’s help:

 

Sometimes John comes home from work to find Sherlock asleep on his bed. Whenever he does he smiles and carefully slips back down the stairs. The sight of Sherlock with so little tension in his body is so rare that it always fascinates John. John walks around town thinking about Sherlock still asleep on his bed. When he arrives home at the normal time, Sherlock is always wide awake and puzzling over an experiment or a case with any sign of his recent nap carefully hidden. John always sleeps better on those days.

bulecelup:


Papa accompany us until Mum gets hoooome (ノ)´∀`(ヾ)

for the ones who asks Smaugbo+children. and I got pissed because I cannot download the newest Dangan Ronpa episodes…. ;____;

bulecelup:

Papa accompany us until Mum gets hoooome (ノ)´∀`(ヾ)

for the ones who asks Smaugbo+children. and I got pissed because I cannot download the newest Dangan Ronpa episodes…. ;____;

Mary’s shirt pattern represents how the viewers will feel about her character after seeing His Last Vow. Morally grey character. Thumbs up? Thumbs down?

Mary’s shirt pattern represents how the viewers will feel about her character after seeing His Last Vow. Morally grey character. Thumbs up? Thumbs down?

That’s your weakness. You want everything to be clever.

(Source: fixcastiel, via musthaveblackedout)

didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost
but I don’t want anybody else

(Source: captaincrieff, via 221bsherlock)

bbcatemypumpkinspice:

lestrade has a page in his little notebook full of tally marks of how many times he’s caught sherlock trying to sneakily check out john’s booty

sherlock totally thinks he gets away with it and no one knows about his booty gazing

after sherlock and john are together, lestrade shows john the notebook and they have a good laugh

after john proposes to sherlock, he uploads pictures of lestrade’s notebook to his blog with the caption “i thought we’d better get engaged so the idiot doesn’t have to try to be sneaky anymore and lestrade doesn’t have to keep wasting notebook paper”

sherlock is embarrassed about being busted, so he leaves a snide comment remarking that lestrade is still horribly unobservant for a so-called “detective”, because he doesn’t have a page tallying all the times sherlock brushed up against john’s booty and made it look like an accident

mrs hudson (commenting from mrs turner’s next door), molly, anderson, and mike stamford all pipe up with “but i do”

(via avawatson)

Mycroft, don’t say another word. Just go. He could snap you in two, and right now I am slightly worried that he might.

Coin Symbolism in Sherlock (+Option 2)

blueplanetocean:

While rewatching the series 3 Sherlock trailer (x), I noticed the prominently placed coins:

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"I don’t care how you faked it. I want to know why."

This taken purely at face value is great foreshadowing.

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John’s location inspired me to look into analysis of coins in dreams.

"The impression of coins in your dream is generally interpreted as the overlooked opportunity that was crucial for your life." (x)

John’s dreams are often about Sherlock, and the presence of the coins is no different. John missed the opportunity to tell Sherlock about his feelings before Sherlock faked his death. The dream coins add meaning to Mary shooting the coin. Shooting the coin symbolizes an attempt to end the second chance at this missed opportunity.

Another possible interpretation or deepening of the first option is that John is haunted by the fact that he didn’t save Sherlock’s life the one time he thought that it mattered most. This fits more with John’s voice overlay at that point in the trailer (I don’t care how you faked it. I want to know why”). With this missed opportunity, Mary shooting the coin off center would be reflecting her shot that didn’t kill Sherlock. Mary shooting Sherlock with the risk of killing him left John with little opportunity to physically save Sherlock’s life again. I say physically because thinking of John seemed to help Sherlock restart his heart. If Sherlock had died, Mary would have started the cycle of lifelong regret again and coin dreams again. John needed to hear why Mary shot Sherlock from Mary herself, but Sherlock had to craft a story to secure both his and Johns relative safety.

benedictism:

"Yeah, we actually do makeout.”

(via captainwatsonmd)

zombieholmes:

-Moriarty’s pressure point-