“When you watch Torchwood there is a warning at the very beginning that some scenes may offend or disturb people, so if you allow your children to sit and watch it with you that’s your responsibility, it’s not ours anymore. We kissed, we held each other, we lay on top of each other in bed… and there were lots of complaints about that. Nobody complained that I was shot in the head four times, there were burning people in ovens, that I was stabbed by a mob of 50 people hundreds of times, and I was hanging dripping my blood in a pit. So that’s what confuses me, because you’re not complaining about gay sex, you’re complaining about two men kissing. And it’s 2011. And people say, “Well why should we have that on television?” Because the BBC have to represent the greater public — and there are gay people out there who pay their television license. For people to complain, that’s your prerogative — but you know what, none of them turned it off! They were just embarrassed because it put them in a position where they had to explain things to their kids or their family which probably should have been explained a long time ago.”—
I feel like I’m the only sherlockian who doesn’t ship them.
I don’t ship them either
you’re doing this all wrong
this isn’t about shipping
this is about sense
shipping is supposed to be something you do outside of the show
it’s supposed to be this nice thing you can make dumb noises over and write porny fanfiction about
what is happening right here is someone saying the show is all about this
while the show is a respectable, brilliant thing full of crime and suspense and brilliant characters and quirky arsehole and it’s brilliant
if you say the only purpose of this show is shipping, you’re honestly not giving it the respect it so wholly deserves
it’s not about who ships who or what, even
it’s a matter of time and place, and a sense of respect towards the show and its creators
Thank you for this. I’m glad people don’t see the show as one big ship party. Once I saw someone go “omg I thought Sherlock was all cute yaoi but all i see is ptsd is this the right show????” and I had to resist the urge to punch my computer and/or send that person a really nasty message.
once i was reading this fic and it kept saying that blaine had a black mercedes and i kept getting so confused because i thought they were talking about mercedes and i was like “is it really necessary to mention her blackness?”
"The 'War Horse' actor [Benedict Cumberbatch] admitted that the only trouble he had while on set was keeping a straight face when he saw his friend and 'Sherlock' co-star Martin Freeman in costume as lovable Hobbit Bilbo Baggins."
The scariest thing I ever saw on Doctor Who wasn’t when I was a kid. It was a David Tennant story. The Cybermen one. On a parallel Earth. And there was another Mickey. Called Ricky. And he was a freedom fighter. And when he died Mickey decided to stay in parallel Earth and fight the Cybermen. But Ricky was obviously gay. And he had this boyfriend. So at the end of the story, Mickey and the boyfriend decide to go and liberate Paris. And I thought, hang on. Here you are, off to the most romantic city in the world, with a man that looks exactly like your boyfriend, except he doesn’t love you anymore. And he never did. Your lover is dead. But you have this reminder with you every day. A man who will never love you. Because he loves Rose. You can’t grieve properly because he’s still there. It’s like your relationship, your pain, is beneath contempt. You’re totally alone. And that was supposed to be a happy ending.
And that was the scariest thing I ever saw on Doctor Who.