Posts tagged sherlock.
You know what will seriously bum me out if we ever do get actual canon Johnlock? That we will all most definitely be spoiled of that fact before it airs - it would be too big to not hear of, right?
I get into setlock a little, I don’t mind plot spoilers. But that? I’d want that to be a damn fine surprise.
I dunno… I suppose if there were a seriously secret set indoors… it could stay under the radar. But I kind of doubt it.
J: You’re just assuming I’m coming along? S: Time you got out of the house, John. You’ve put on seven pounds since you got married, and the cycling isn’t doing it. J: It’s actually four pounds. S: Mary and I think seven.
Sherlock: You are not coming.
John: Then you are not going.
For anyone who wondered why I was upset about the writers giving this exchange to Mary, here’s the actual ACD quote with brilliant GIF accompaniment. (White is Holmes. Yellow is Watson.)
therealvioletbeauregard asked: So how deliberate do you think Benedict and Martin are in imbuing Sherlock and John's relationship with all the romantic and sexual tension we see between them? In S3 especially, I watch Benedict's acting choices and I say to myself, "There's just no way he's not deliberately playing this is a man desperately, hopelessly in love. Just. No. Way." (Not detracting from Martin's amazing work, just at the moment I've got S3 Sherlock characterization on the brain,) Love to hear your thoughts!
Oh I think it’s entirely deliberate! To be honest I’m surprised anyone thinks it’s not deliberate.
Cumberbatch and Freeman are both exceptionally good at conveying emotions with their faces and bodies. I don’t know why anyone would imagine that they could do all this by accident.
I mean, one little bit of a scene that’s ambiguous or easy to misread is one thing (Harry/Draco, I’m looking at you), but three series’ worth? How can that possibly be accidental?
Even a casual tour through Cumberbatch or Freeman’s oeuvre amply demonstrates that they both know how to make their faces and bodies tell very complex stories about what’s going on under the dialogue of whatever they’re in. I’m confident that what we read on their faces is what’s meant to be there.
I’m no expert on film or television production (not by a long shot, I’m just a librarian), but as I understand it, what ends up on screen is a combination of what the actor does in front of a camera (which, obviously, must be based on what the script says, and what the director asks for, and what they all agree to try for, presumably, among many other things I don’t understand) and someone else who selects which take is the right one.
I suppose actors could play a scene in every single way they can think of and give whoever makes the choices in the end a pretty full box of paints to work with. Maybe they have a whole alt set of cut scenes that you could string together to tell the exact same story, except that Sherlock and John just regard each other highly and aren’t completely besotted with each other. Maybe there’s another where they actually quite dislike each other, but need each other anyway. If everyone involved wanted to convey either of those stories, I have no doubt that both Freeman and Cumberbatch are professional capable of using their bodies and faces to convince me that that’s what’s going on. I have absolutely no doubt that they could, even with the exact same scripts.
For subtext this strong and consistent to get all the way to the final cut means it’s not only deliberate by the actors, but by everyone else involved, too. Because if Martin Freeman were the only one who wanted John to appear punchdrunk and desperately unravelling for want of Sherlock, someone somewhere along the line would surely have stepped up and said, “Martin? With a little less Sherlock-boner this time?” But apparently no one ever says that. Or, if they do, those takes don’t make it to the final cut.
i was just going to like this and move on, but then “Martin? With a little less Sherlock-boner this time?” happened.
Subject is extremely volatile; opinionated.
Experiencing feelings of extreme satisfaction and disappointment within moments.
Suffering from denial, abandonment, lack of control, perceived unrequited love.
Subject seems to lack a feeling of belonging.
Sherlock | NOM NOM NOM
Sherlock + food. A tribute. Om nom nom!
Just a silly crack video about the many edible (and maybe a few not so edible) things found in Sherlock’s kitchen. John is not amused.
Edited by: VidDuality (new collaboration channel of krystalb2000 & tekkerue)
Sherlock AU: After the fall, John can’t cope with the lack of a miracle.
So I’m in love with the idea that these two idiots spend some of their free time playing games.
And the bobble hat.
I will reblog every damn incarnation of Sherlock in that hat until it kills me.