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called_daughter
25 April 2012 @ 10:14 pm
So, I've officially sold my soul to the johnlock ship and I'm not even sorry.  

Here's an AMAZING fan fiction.  GO READ IT NOW!!!

If you have no idea what I'm talking about then go and watch Sherlock NOW.

Here's my tumblr, it's been almost completely taken over by Sherlock/johnlock.  So yeah.

That is all.
 
 
called_daughter
18 April 2012 @ 09:43 pm
Excuse me while I fangirl for a moment...  Yeah that's right, Benedict Cumberbatch is my newest favorite thing.  EVER.

First off it was this quote that sparked my entire Benedict stalker fest today.
 (quote from the Scandal in Belgravia commentary concerning the scene between Irene and John)  Benedict: “It says everything about their relationship (John&Sherlock). It says what the bond is and the care is, and it’s everything that they don’t say to each other but he’s allowed to say, thinking that he’s not there. That’s where – as a romance – it’s an incredibly British affair. There’s an awful lot of beautifully understated subtlety and nuance to it.”

SIgh...  So anyways I ended up finding a Benedict Cumberbatch tumblr and pouring over it for several hours.  (obsessed much?)





Cause who could ever deny the sexiness of a british man on a horse?!  NOT me!





OK so the trekkie in me was already uber excited for this movie, but then I find out that "my new favorite thing" is the staring villain in it?!!!  I don't think my mind will be able to handle all the sexiness in this movie.  Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, and Zachary Quinto?!!!  I'll surely explode in the theater.  






This is like my new favorite picture.  I dunno something about him in his Sherlock coat with an iPod.  I swear he's my new favorite thing. 




And does everyone know that Benedict is also going to voice Smaug in the new Hobbit film?  That's right, Martin as Bilbo and Benedict as Smaug.  Hence this wonderfully wonderful drawing of Sherlock and Watson as Bilbo and Smaug.  I think I might start shipping Bilbo/Smaug.  What do you think?


And finally for your viewing pleasure, Benedict doing an impersonation of Alan Rickman.  Ummm... yeah did I mention that he's my new favorite thing?  Like ever?


 
 
called_daughter
15 April 2012 @ 11:36 pm
As if reading tons of Sherlock/John fanfic wasn't enough, I also got sorted by the sorting hat!!!! That's right, Pottermore opened to the public today and I joined. I was so excited to be sorted and to get my wand, it's not even funny. I was so nervous about the sorting. I knew I was a Slytherin, the last year has been fraught with epiphany's about how Slytherin like I really am. Anyways, needless to say I had nothing to worry about, after answering all the questions honestly I got into Slytherin and I literally ran around the house squeeing like a mad fangirl. Now I just have to get my husband to join and prove that he's a Gryffindor.
 
 
called_daughter
15 April 2012 @ 06:53 pm


This amused me way too much when I saw it. I immediately thought, "of course Sherlock is a Slytherin" and laughed at Watson being a Hufflepuff. Ahhh... when my obsessive fandoms collide.
 
 
called_daughter
15 April 2012 @ 06:41 pm
NOTE: the following essay contains spoilers so if you have not seen both seasons please go do it now and then come back and read this. Thanks!

So I have just finished watching the second season of BBC's Sherlock. I am completely in love with this show. It's very intelligent and filled with such depth and complexity. I LOVE it. The story is thick and interesting. But most of all the characters are so rich I just can't get enough of them. It's been a long time (if ever) that I have encounter such deep characters in a television show. I definitely recommend giving it a watch. Season 1 is available on Netflix and is for sale in most stores. Season 2 is a bit trickier to find but there are places on the net where you can get your hands on it.

Second season is my favorite season. The first season was fantastic, the very first episode in particular will reel you in. It is full of great character development. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes are beautifully crafted in this series. They are both very real people with a lot of baggage. Most of all the series explores the complex relationship between Sherlock and John. I find this the most interesting aspect of the entire Sherlock story. What interests me the most perhaps is how vastly different fans of the show seem to feel about it. From the small amount of exploration I've done on message boards the fans seem to be split into two categories. One camp consists of the stout literary followers. They seem to be very adamant about John Watson and how he is very much NOT gay. That he only views Sherlock as a friend and how he ends up marrying a woman, and will most likely do the same in the TV series. Perhaps even in season 3. Then you have the other side of the camp of fans who view their relationship as gay and that the show will eventually follow suit. Then there's everyone in between. I guess perhaps I'm in between? Let's first explain a bit about myself.

Here's my tangent: So I am not a person who has actually ever shipped two same sex characters ever before. I've just never seen the point actually. Lets Be honest, TV does a shabby job of exploring same sex relationships. In fact most of the time they simply just avoid it completely. I have high expectations when it comes to what characters I ship. I'm not going to just start shipping a couple for no reason. I'm also not going to ship a couple that is badly written. For example, there are many people who ship Sirius and Remus. I have nothing against this idea, in fact I can see it as being totally plausible. I've just never cared, cause lets face it, there is no evidence for it. So anyways I have never encountered a same sex relationship I could actually support. Then this show comes along and totally throws me for a loop. What is this? An incredibly complex, deep and interestingly compelling relationship between two men. Well then, I can support this! And gosh darn it, if only for the sake of there ever having been a same sex relationship in TV history that ACTUALLY goes there and does it beautifully then I hope beyond any hope that this is the couple that breaks the boundaries! I would hate for the writers to be like, "oh we were just playing with the whole gay thing as a commentary on society and how quick they are to judge when they see two men together." That would just be a damn waste.

As for the literary snobs out there who say that there is no possibility that John has anything more than platonic feelings for Sherlock well I would say that you are so far correct. John has said perhaps only forty thousand times in the show that they are not a couple and that he is NOT gay. So yeah there you go. And he does date many women. Though every woman he dates eventually finds out about Sherlock and his importance in Watson's life, they then tuck their tails in and run. So yeah, if indeed they do introduce Watson's "wife" in the next season I would be interested to see what kind of woman will be ok with Sherlock's place in Watson's life. And most of all how will Sherlock react? Cause let's face it Sherlock is a more interesting case. And then there is the mystery of where the show will actually go. It is a show that is loosely based on the books? They have used the story as inspiration but you can't say that it is word for word just like the books. There are glaring differences. Someone (on one of the message boards) said that the show is simply commenting on how people tend to view two men living and working together. That the many characters in the show commenting that Sherlock and Watson are a couple are just examples of how we tend to judge platonic same-sex relationships. Hmmm... perhaps. And very likely perhaps (though again, I think it would be a damn waste). I have a couple of exceptions to this argument.

One example being the very first episode in the dinner when Sherlock and Watson discuss their sexual preferences a bit. Watson asks Sherlock something about weather he has a girlfriend in which Sherlock answers with a very strong "no" and then Watson says something about it being ok if he's gay in which Sherlock answers "of course it's ok" and then Sherlock explains in a apologetic manner to Watson that he is married to his work and Watson very awkwardly says something like "of course." Now my experience with shows is that usually the pairing that the writers are intending to explore throughout the series, the pairing to be rooting for is often the pairing that is introduced in the first episode. So this immediately interested me.

Second example is found in the episode "Scandal in Belgravia". Irene Atler and Watson have a very interesting conversation. She suggests that Watson is jealous of her relationship with Sherlock in which Watson emphatically states (for the umpteenth time) that he is not gay. The interesting part is that Irene replies, "I am a lesbian." She is saying to him "so what? I'm a lesbian and I have fallen in love with a man, you can be straight and in love with a man." This comment really interested me, and its true meaning can only be revealed once you have seen the entire episode and know Irene is in fact in love with Sherlock.

Either way you go, wether Watson loves Sherlock platonically or not, doesn't really matter to me. I ship them as a team. As two men who fulfill each other in a way that no one else in their lives does. I do think it would be interesting to see Watson in a fairly long term relationship with a woman and how his dynamic with Sherlock would change. I must be honest that I have no interest in that relationship continuing permanently simply because I feel like it would interfere with the Watson/Sherlock dynamic and that it would change in permanently in way that I would not like to see happen. But perhaps I can be proven wrong.

Sherlock in himself is a very interesting study. While it is obvious that John is not gay, Sherlock is more of a mystery. From the Irene episode we know that he is a virgin(or am I just imagining that? I thought I picked it up in that episode though as usual it went by so fast I'm not sure) but more than that, that he is not aroused by the likes of Irene. It's been suggested that Sherlock is asexual which is see as totally plausible. He is after all married to his work. And his mind is pretty much on one track at all times. Never straying to something as useless as sexual matters. But it is proven that he does feel. In fact it is proven to Watson, who may have even doubted that Sherlock did indeed have feelings, when at the end of "Scandal in Belgravia" he asks for Irene's phone. And of course when he's on the rooftop talking to Watson, whilst crying, in an act to save the people he cares most for. So Sherlock DOES feel, perhaps more deeply than anyone could know.

How I feel about Sherlock/John is perhaps as complex as the characters themselves. I feel that Sherlock is a lonely man, trapped in a world of his own, his mind is so far from everyone else's. But then John comes along, he's so down to earth, so real and grounded that Sherlock actually feels like he now has a connection to reality with him around. And John who lives for action, who thrives on adventure has a means to that world now. And yes John is a normal bloke, he thinks women are hot and hangs at the local pub every now and again, watching sports and drinking beer. And Sherlock is lofty and solitary and estranged from the world. But there is this place of their own making when they are together. And they complete each other and John would die for Sherlock in a heartbeat and Sherlock would kill anyone who dared to hurt John. And they would be lost without each other. So yeah. It's not a stereo typical cookie cutter relationship. And who knows if the writers would have the balls to take it into a non-platonic direction. But dammit, it's interesting, and beautiful. And it's what I love most about the show.

SO yeah, Sherlock is my new obsession. And Sherlock/John are steadily rising as one of my favorite pairings of all time. I would love to discuss this show with others, so if you are also a fan please comment below and let me know your thoughts. You may also be seeing an increase in recommended fanvids for this pairing. I dunno, I'm a bit obsessed right now. I would also love to discuss speculation on Season 3, though I'm not really interested in very spoilery spoilers. Thanks for reading this entire mess of thoughts. I just had to get it out there. Perhaps I will write more on it in the future as well. Perhaps an in depth episode discussion as I re-watch each episode? Anyways please comment and discuss!! :D
 
 
 
called_daughter
10 November 2011 @ 11:01 am
Day 1: Your fave book.




To be honest I love all of the books for different reasons. They all have very awesome moments in them. I would probably place Order of the Phoenix as a very, very close second. I really love that book. But there is something about Deathly Hallows that has managed to stay imprinted on my brain. There are just so many images and moments in that book that have made such a huge impression on me. While I was reading it I remember being incredibly frustrated/depressed by the camping trip from hell, but the moment the silver doe emerged in the story the entire story took me through a roller coaster trip of emotions. Obviously my favorite chapter is The Prince's Tale. That heart wrenching chapter has managed to shape me in so many ways. It is a beautiful piece of literature to me. I also found all the backstory of Dumbledore's life incredibly interesting. Like I said there are just certain moments in that book that Rowling manages to paint so vividly that they remain in my mind still to this day, almost five years after reading them. Not all of the other books have done that to me. So this one is my favorite for that reason. But if I were stranded on an island, or if there was a apocalypse and I was able to choose only one book I would have to take all 7 of them with me. For me the entire story is so deeply interconnected and I love all of the books so dearly that it would be like trying to pick my favorite child, I just couldn't.
 
 
called_daughter
10 November 2011 @ 10:48 am
I did one of these before but this one is different and my answers are probably slightly different. I am also going to do it one day at a time in order for my answers to be more detailed. Here are all the days so I can come here and get them:

Day 1: Your fave book.
Day 2: Your fave movie.
Day 3: Is there any of the films adaptations that have made you angry because they’ve ignored important parts of the book.
Day 4: Least fave female character and why.
Day 5: Fave male character and why.
Day 6: What house would you want to be in.
Day 7: Fave female character and why.
Day 8: What do you think would be your fave lesson.
Day 9: Least fave male character.
Day 10: Horcruxes or Hallows.
Day 11: What character would you say you are most like.
Day 12: Fave ship.
Day 13: Least fave movie.
Day 14: Team Voldermort or Team harry.
Day 15: Who would be your best friends at hogwarts. (three only)
Day 16: Fave professor
Day 17: Are you excited about The Deathly Hallows movie or scared it won’t do the book justice.
Day 18: Least fave book.
Day 19: Do you prefer the books or films.
Day 20: If you had to meet one member of the cast, who would it be.
Day 21: Out of all the characters that died, if you could bring one back, who would it be.
Day 22: Harry Potter or Twilight
Day 23: Any part of the books/movies that makes you cry.
Day 24: Any particular scene you wished would have been put in the movie but it wasn’t.
Day 25: Nineteen years later. Are you happy how it turned out, or do you wish something was different, ie Neville married Luna.
Day 26: If you could be able to work one spell without a wand what would it be.
Day 27: Would you rather own The Invisibility Cloak, The Resurrection Stone or The Elder Wand.
Day 28: Do you listen to Wizard Wrock, what do you think about it.
Day 29: Did you enjoy A Very Potter Musical.
Day 30: What affect has Harry Potter made on your life and how much does it mean to you
 
 
called_daughter
25 October 2011 @ 12:42 pm
I am happy to report that Severus is on speaking terms with me again. :) My story is getting kinda awesome, I really need to post it. :/ But instead I am going to leave you with another inspirational song.

If I were to make Lily/Severus' story into a musical the following song would be one of the show stoppers. You really must put the head phones on and blast this one. Trust me.
 
 
called_daughter
24 October 2011 @ 11:08 pm
Snape's pissed at me. I stuck him in a dungeon cell with a very angry Lily. Now he is refusing to cooperate with me. Come one Sev, be clever. Yes, she is spunky and hot and very mad at you but you can handle yourself. Right? Oh I see, giving me the silent treatment. Baby. That's right, you're a baby. Don't like that do you? Ugh, just stop being a stubborn, prideful prat. I'm giving you a second chance with her you should be worshiping me! Lily has a much better reason for being pissed at me for sticking you in her cell but at least she's still cooperative. Ok, no talking tonight? Fine, perhaps you'll be in a better mood in the morning. ::slams door in face:: You piss me off!
 
 
called_daughter
22 October 2011 @ 12:15 am