You hate Mary, but don’t hate Jim! I guess this is a meta.

First of all, I don’t think Jim Moriarty is cute. I think he is dangerous and creepy as hell. There. That is clear.

Second… how is he different from Mary?

Well… to start with, he is bad and he knows he is bad. He knows what he does is wrong. He is an agent of chaos. He revels in it, and he would never apologize or claim he is doing something because he has no choice. He always has choice. He chooses to be deranged. But. He is in it to relieve boredom. For fun. And he does play the game. He doesn’t just go shoot people. No style there. Jim is all about style. Jim is a deranged suitor.

Magnussen is different. No game there. Just pure, disgusting, face -licking power manipulation. Once he has the power, seeing what he can make people do is his game. Vile. There are consistent sexual undertones as well. Magnussen is essentially a rapist.

Jim wants you to play with him and love him and his mind. Magnussen wants to take you and own you.

Now… Mary is not a villain. But she is still responsible for her choices.

She is trapped. But.. Golly gee…poor Mary, if only she had someone to turn to…maybe..oh I don’t know..A GENIUS CONSULTING DETECTIVE? Wherever would she find such a person? Oh. Right. He’s folding napkins into the Sidney Opera House on the floor right now.

So. Sherlock’s first reaction is why didn’t you come to me for help? This hurts him. (His ego…probably Sherlock’s most fragile part.)

He offers her his help…and…she shoots him. Flat out shoots him. No one has a gun to her head at that moment. She could have left the way she came in. She could have knocked out Magnussen, whispered “help me” and left. She could have shot Magnussen and had Sherlock help her cover her tracks. She could have done any number of things. Sherlock called her Mrs Watson, confirming their bond. He would have helped her.

But… But… ( you say) She called the ambulance. But she didn’t mean to kill Sherlock…

Sure. You go on believing that because Sherlock told you to. Sherlock never lies. Keep everything status quo until he figures out who exactly he’s up against and the best plan to fix it. We have no evidence that she called anyone..except that it would help John to take her back if he thought she didn’t mean to kill his best friend. We know she *did* kill Sherlock. Balance of probability is he’s dead…according to Mindpalace Mycroft. That right there is enough for me to not like her. I could stop right here. But there’s more.

Does Sherlock want Mary dead? No. I don’t think Sherlock wants anyone dead. Even Magnussen. He certainly didn’t relish in that. He put on his “sociopath” mask back on that it had taken so long for him to learn how to remove, and did what needed to be done to protect the people he loved. He cried in child form. He is not a ruthless born killer. The man barely knew how to handle a weapon back in the pool days when he scratches his head with it. But.. in Eastern Europe…he grows up. Faces some truly bad guys. Learns how to shoot someone if he needs to to protect himself ( without John). We know from the cabbie that in the Sherlock Universe, shooting bad people is considered reasonably OK. (It’s a TV show! We allow for that.) The cabbie is a bad man. Shooting good people? Sherlock was a great man, and now he is a good one. He proves it all through John’s wedding… that he is a good one. Whether or not you are a Johnlocker I think it’s pretty clear Sherlock has let go of the man he loves (however you want to define love), and knows he will be lost to him now.

She is carrying his best friend’s child. He has an obligation to protect not just her. Does Mary really want Sherlock dead? Probably. Because that is what she needs to do to protect herself. So.. Is she EVIL? Not like Moriarty. Not like CAM. She is a puppet/poppet, as CAM said at her wedding day. I can’t even like her the way you might like a good villain. This is not feminism. This is a woman controlled by a far stronger man to do his bidding for him.

Do I “hate” her? I don’t know how to answer that. I seldom hate fictional characters. I think to really truly hate someone, you have to see them as symbolic to someone in your life. I don’t get that from Mary. *Maybe* I get that a bit from Delores Umbridge.. the whole punishing you for telling the truth thing…but I digress.

Should she die? No. Should she be trusted? Hell no. Could she turn on John or her own child, if it meant protecting herself? I don’t know. She is dangerous. That wife of John’s. John Watson is in danger. But perhaps more danger if he leaves her. And she can’t/shouldn’t be killed, especially when John loves her. She is so desperate to keep John that he is a type of prisoner. And it’s not safe for John to leave her. There is a time and a place, as Sholto says, and Sherlock just wouldn’t do that to John Watson. If John wants this, Sherlock will support him, to his own detriment. While that is noble, I simply do not love John Watson as much as Sherlock Holmes does. And.. I love Sherlock far more than he loves himself. His going into exile was a self-imposed death sentence, all done to protect the man he loves (again.. use your own definite of love..I know what mine is) by helping the woman who shot him. (I truly hope it is part of a greater plan to free John. I hope John wants to be freed. I can never read John well.) That… is why I “hate” Mary.

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Apparently, a new wave of people are indignant about the “Mary Hate” and misogyny again.
See this. Mary did this.
(Not Amanda Abbington…ok? I’m not an idiot)
But… Mary did this.
I believe Sherlock has a plan in mind, a goal, a reason to claim “surgery” and to spin a tale about a phone call that may never have occurred… (keep your friends close and your enemies closer).
John is, as he says, doing things Sherlock’s way.
Don’t tell me it was her only option.
Don’t make excuses for the poor, pregnant woman (*that’s* misogynistic).
Look at this picture again and tell me how nice she is, how sweet, how kind, how perfect for John. Tell me about your OT3.
I love this man. I am Mummy Holmes. Except… I do know who shot my boy. I have every right to be monstrous.

Where have you been all my life

A++++++++++ to this post

This is perfect. Count me amongst the monstrous. Nobody hurts my boy and gets away with it.

Can we really stop being butt hurt about being called out on hate in the fandom. Seriously, I don’t want to be a jerk, but this is what continues fights. The gif was not cool, the end. This is FICTION and some people seem to forget that Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington are TOGETHER. This is getting downright ugly and it needs to stop. Stop bonding over HATE.

I follow half of you on this list, so apparently I like what you guys put up (although with this sort of wank…). Look, I don’t think you guys are bad, so don’t prove me wrong. Please don’t prove me wrong.

BTW, the list was posted asking to be kind. They are not trying to poke you in the eye. What is meant is that this kind of hate is what can fuel crazy fangirl shit. And tbh, that gif was just that. I’m hoping that there can be a decent, mature discussion, and not have it devolve into apposing camps.

I’m not here to shame anyone, so please don’t take it that way. We are all people here, and we all feel hurt pretty much the same way. Flinging anger at the other is not going to help. Just no more fighting please.

Okay, here’s the thing. If someone doesn’t like my opinions, they don’t need to follow me. They can BLOCK me, so they never see another thing I post. If something comes across their dash that they don’t like, they can ignore it. They can scroll past. I do it ALL.THE.TIME. 

That’s adult behaviour. 

It’s not my job to worry about how other people are going to react to what I say. Nothing in this post is fanning hate.

We are saying we hate Mary because she shot Sherlock, and we love Sherlock. That’s a completely legitimate and reasonable reaction, to hate the character that hurts the character you love. 

I’m sure there are fans of Voldemort out there, too. Am I supposed to say I don’t hate him because he tried to kill Harry like 30 times?? Because someone’s feelings might get hurt? 

I’m sorry, but that’s absurd. 

I hated Voldemort and I was glad when he died. I hate Mary, and I will be glad when she gets hers. And if that offends someone, they don’t need to follow me. 

They also don’t need to call me out and try to get people to unfollow me and call me scum. So. That’s not being “butthurt.”

I’m not hurt, I don’t care. But this is my blog, and I’ll continue to say what I think and post what I want, and if they bothers someone, that just isn’t my problem. 

Look, what I am saying is not that you are in any way scum or a jerk, and II really don’t think anyone else who is doing this is. The thing is that the gif set was pretty tasteless.

I cannot get you to listen to anything I say, and I find it rather heartbreaking that you will hate me for saying any of what I am going to say. I am NOT here to shame you. I hate shaming. It accomplishes NOTHING, and it backs everyone away from the actual thing that is going on.

It seems, from your words, that you feel pretty defensive right now. That is normal in your situation. I understand. Defensiveness does mean you care (and why shouldn’t you) what other people think. I cannot condone anyone being mean to you (or anyone else in this position). It does you no good, and it doesn’t help the people who are mad at you. I am NOT mad at you. I am not mad at anyone.

*takes deep breath* What is wrong is that there is a great big bias in your arguments as to why you hate Mary. I am worried about people shielding themselves from themselves in order not to feel shame. Please, if you want to yell at me and be angry, do. Fill up my inbox. Why? Because I think there are a great many people that need to vent about this. Put the hate in my inbox, not on Tumblr. I will not shame you. I can talk to you (perhaps in a limited way because I have anxiety and depression and I get emotionally tired sometimes, but that doesn not mean I will not try).

Why do I think the arguments for the Mary hate are weak? Well, I am going to post separately for that as it will be long and needs a whole new clean post to get across. Mostly, I feel that a lot of information is ignored and more information is distorted from the show in making the evil Mary assumptions. I do not want to tell you what to think. I would like to shed some light on a problem I see. Hurt and anger are destructive. I mean that on so many levels and in so many ways.

Again. My post has nothing to do with anyone’s GIF set. I know what you are referring to. Irrelevant to what I am saying about Mary’s actions. For everyone playing the misogynist card, I will throw down one on victim blaming. Sherlock is the victim of unnecessary violence. If only Mary could have sought help for her trapped situation using… Oh…I don’t know…a plan hatched by a brilliant consulting detective…instead of shooting him? Always happy to discuss my opinions with others. Getting mighty tired of having to address a GIF set I hadn’t seen when I wrote this post. And haven’t reblogged. Because while I understand some people have a high tolerance for gore, or implied gore, and dark humor..I am not one of them.

(Reblogged from aliceispleased)

easchechter:

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iwantthatcoat:

Apparently, a new wave of people are indignant about the “Mary Hate” and misogyny again.
See this. Mary did this.
(Not Amanda Abbington…ok? I’m not an idiot)
But… Mary did this.
I believe Sherlock has a plan in mind, a goal, a reason to claim “surgery” and to spin a tale about a phone call that may never have occurred… (keep your friends close and your enemies closer).
John is, as he says, doing things Sherlock’s way.
Don’t tell me it was her only option.
Don’t make excuses for the poor, pregnant woman (*that’s* misogynistic).
Look at this picture again and tell me how nice she is, how sweet, how kind, how perfect for John. Tell me about your OT3.
I love this man. I am Mummy Holmes. Except… I do know who shot my boy. I have every right to be monstrous.

Where have you been all my life

A++++++++++ to this post

This is perfect. Count me amongst the monstrous. Nobody hurts my boy and gets away with it.

let’s not forget mary was willing to shoot sherlock again if given a chance (“how good a shot are you?” “how badly do you want to find out?”). there’s literally no excuse for her actions. accept it.

#holy shit yes

Fine. No excuse for her actions. Wonderful. Yes, hate her all you like. Your right to do that, and I’m not going to stop you or tell you you’re wrong.

That being said… DO NOT say that because you don’t like her, because you hate her, that she should be raped and murdered. NO ONE deserves that, no matter how much you hate them.

What the hell? Did I say that? Ever?

(Reblogged from easchechter)

To everyone running a satirical blog: I love you

I love you all! LOVE you. I don’t know how you do it. You make me smile every single day.

Fuck Poe’s Law. Fuck it till it begs for mercy at your feet three times.

(Reblogged from marymorstanismyhero)
(Reblogged from marymorstanismyhero)

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Music to Picture: An Interview with Sherlock composer Michael Price

MJW: I was going to ask what his influences were, what kind of composer Sherlock is.

MP: Yeah, well I think it’s interesting because there’s a slightly off-center element to the tunes that Sherlock “writes”. His language is still tonal but I don’t know whether it’s got a hint of [Béla] Bartók in it or something like that. There’s a sense where it’s… Neither the “Woman” theme nor the “Waltz for John and Mary” are squared off at the edges. They’re sort of slightly unbalanced and so I think…. I don’t think there’s much to suggest that he would be either an arch-Modernist or a…. I think it’s interesting from the performances, particularly in the “Woman” episode [A Scandal in Belgravia], that there’s a sense, listening to Mrs. Hudson’s reaction and to John’s reaction, that the piece for Irene is sort of more romantic probably than they’ve heard Sherlock play before, which is why they all sort of go, “Ooh ah. You’re writing a piece for her.” So if I was going to guess, it would be a route through Bach, through Bartók, to Sherlock.

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I humbly submit to you my glorious head canon: Sherlock Holmes and Mycroft Holmes playing Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances.

(Reblogged from mid0nz)

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A list of people worth following, it’s a honour to be among them :3

Gotta go follow them all <3

Yes, it is an honour to serve with the bloggers in this list.

Oh. Here it is. The List.
So, guys, um.. I didn’t reblog it, because the scene in Fargo ( the movie, not the series) made me a bit queasy and I have major blood squick. And domestic abuse issues. But you know what, I saw the dark humor under it all and said, yup.. I see the parallel there. And I did the radical thing I guess so many people are incapable of doing. Said to myself…hmmm. I won’t reblog that one. What else is on my feed today? Wow. I didn’t tie it into my life personally. I saw the humor, which was (surprisingly) a bit too dark for me, and I didn’t think the worse of anyone who reblogged or created it.

(Reblogged from welovethebeekeeper)

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Haha

I’m crying. Omfg.

There are real tears in my eyes

Damn kids

Get off my LAN

GET OFF MY LAN!!!!

*dead* I had to say it out loud. Oh god.

Say it with me… “landline.”

Get off my Laaaaan!

(Source: lashlee)

(Reblogged from merindab)

Wow.. never quite expected that

Apparently, give me a head cold and stick me in front of a computer all day and I end up flaming the fires of a fan war. Not really what I set out to do.

I don’t like what Mary did. Some people do. I don’t agree with them. Simple as that. I do not tell anyone what to do to think or feel. I do not spread hate by stating what my feelings are. A lot of people share those feelings. A lot more than I expected.

I am thrilled.

Feel free to unfollow me as things go on… I will not be in any way offended… but as there are so many more of you here now, I thought I’d say hi. Give us a chance to chat.