hehe oh gosh thanks!
you’re making me blush even though i didn’t write those things (god i wish i could produce meta so well written as those posts i reblogged tonight!).
the progression of sherlock holmes - friend status
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.
Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?
"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be caretaking, via marriage, children, and the lives of those within an imagined (generally nuclear) family unit: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.
So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?
House MD meme → 5 scenes [3/5]
↳ The C Word: “I’d rather die here.”
Benedict Cumberbatch helps Madame Tussauds artists out with the early sculpting for his new wax figure[HQ]
… is anyone else thinking the wax dummy looks more than ben than ben
Stop using Doyle as your defense against a queer reading of the Canon, and the characters of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Even if his intent wasn’t to make them queer, he flat out wouldn’t care if that is what we see them as. If he were to rise from the grave tomorrow and read our interpretations, he would be less appalled at the thought of Watson eating Holmes’ ass, than he would be at the fact that after a hundred years, Holmes is still popular.
People are getting mad that anyone would think it’s homophobic to depict the main obstacle of their relationship as JOHN’S INABILITY TO EVER IMAGINE HIMSELF WITH A GUY???? LIke you want to write John coming to terms with his sexuality like “OK GO FOR IT” BUT
THIS IS THE GUY who goes out of his way to say not JUST in a ASIP but also in scandal “has sherlock had a boyfriend or a girlfriend?” HE SAYS BOTH. HE NEVER SWITCHES OVER TO SPEAKING IN HETERONORMATIVE TERMS ABOUT SHERLOCK…EVER EVEN WHEN HE THINKS SHERLOCK IS IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN
And the fact a fic would depict him as not even being able to conceive of being with a guy to the level where he UNKINDLY REJECTS SHERLOCK SHERLOCK HIS BEST FRIEND SHERLOCK WHO HE CONSTANTLY DECLARES HIS LOVE FOR IN THE ACTUAL SHOW….to the point where he goes out of his way to be like “just SO YOU KNOW it’s not OTHER GUYS…it’s JUST YOU AND I AM SHOCKED THAT I AM ATTRACTED TO YOU BUT I GUESS I AM”….that’s not just bad characterization….that is the author being so dedicated to “John is straight” that they have a harder time conceiving of John being bisexual than JOHN HIMSELF.
The Adventure of the Illustrious Client
WHAT’S THAT YOU SAY
EXTREMELY NON-HOMOEROTIC MODE OF RELAXATION
Mark Gatiss on Sherlock Series 4
Good thing, too, because how lost would Sherlock be in outer space?
Uh…… you mean like this?
wow. let it be known that tumblr legitimately changed my opinion on something today.
I’m sorry but is there an advert about toilet paper in there. They are legitimately trying to sex up toilet paper.
i’m about to blow my paycheck