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#elementary spoilers

inexplicableteacups asked: I'd like to (respectfully!) ask you about why you like mycroft/watson. I just felt massively sorry for sherlock, and a little frustrated with joan. granted, she totally has the right to do whatever she wants with her body, and sherlock doesn't have any claim over her, but because they are as sherlock pointed out so close, didn't she think it would affect him esp his brother who he hates? I'm surprised joan would get involved in that way with such a tense situation. I'd love to hear your thoughts

Ooooh, okay. REASONS I LOVED WATSON/MYCROFT, AND SPECIFICALLY THE WAY ELEMENTARY DID WATSON/MYCROFT, A LIST: 

  • Holy shitting fuckballs, a popular show that’s on CBS primetime Thursday nights just aired the healthiest depiction of casual sex I think I’ve ever seen on television. THAT’S AWESOME. Seriously: that’s awesome. They’re two consenting adults who had a one-night fling and never discussed doing anything further, and that’s not only something the narrative clearly presents as acceptable, but they actually SPELL OUT THAT FACT AND WHY IT’S ACCEPTABLE! ON SCREEN! While Sherlock noticing her tension is what precipitates her mentioning it, JOAN MAKES THE CHOICE TO TELL HIM WHAT HAPPENED! HERSELF! And though the suggestion is made that she did it for reasons of ~getting to Sherlock~ or whatever, that suggestion is made by Sherlock, in what is clearly presented by the narrative (and received by Watson) as a moment of incorrect, and pretty self-centered, sullenness. 
  • To put that another way: a popular CBS primetime show just aired a storyline about a female character having one-off casual sex with a male character and did not a) vilify her, b) strip her of any of her agency, or c) insist that she did it for reasons of concealed deep love. I LITERALLY COULDN’T ASK FOR MORE.

feels vent, grab bag edition:

(or, i have an unmanageable lot of feelings about too many different things right now so here is all of them at once forever SPOILERS FOR STID AND ELEMENTARY ARE TAGGED [aaaaand now behind a cut which  is totes fine for tonight but heads up guys, not everything i put up about stid will be behind a cut, but it will all be tagged ‘stid spoilers’ like this post is, I PROMISE, so the thing to do to avoid them is block that tag like whoa] BUT JUST IN CASE I AM ALSO TELLING YOU ABOUT THEM RIGHT HERE: SPOILERS EXIST IN THIS POST <3)

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random elementary headcanons:

  • Clyde the tortoise, forever changed after his beloved owner was brutally murdered, has made friends with a quick-witted, no-nonsense ladybug named Joanne since moving into the brownstone. They solve mysteries for the other animals that live nearby, root for the Yankees, despair of the humans they’ve come to think of as theirs, and are currently keeping a careful eye on a pair of devious-looking Jack Russell terriers that just moved in next door. (Yes, it’s possible that The Great Mouse Detective led me to conclude that all iterations of Holmes and Watson have animal counterparts. Judge not, dear readers. Judge not.) 
  • Sherlock totally knows Joan’s not actually contracted to be his sober companion anymore, because come on, guys, of course he does. There is no way Sherlock “Have You Met My Daddy Issues? Well, HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT ME AT ALL” Holmes didn’t throw boundaries to the wind like he always does and hack Joan’s email when she told him Papa Holmes was keeping her on. He hasn’t called her on the lie because he wants still her to stay, same way he did before, but he’s also very interested to see how long she takes to tell him. This is why he introduced her as, “This is Joan Watson; she keeps me from doing heroin.” He’s trying to call her on it without actually calling her on it, pushing on the edge to see how long before it gives. Or, in other words, he’s testing her. Because, y’know, it’s Sherlock, and that’s what he does.
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ALL I EVER WANT OUT OF MY HOLMES ADAPTATIONS IS A COMPELLING SEBASTIAN MORAN 

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MORAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN