How do you feel about the violin?
Sherlock can’t find the words to apologize to John so he makes do with a picture.
The stages that this incredible artwork went through to completion.
Gosh, even the preliminary sketch was amazing.
how …. HOW …. H O W ?
I still don’t understand the talent that is you. It’s just…geez, amazing.
“…but he is only 10 years old!”
“not in his little head, mummy.”
If we shipped Steve and Sherlock we could call it CapsLock
AND ALL THE FANFICTION WOULD BE TYPED LIKE THIS
Which means Thor will have written it.
I LOVE TUMBLR.
YES THIS SHIP.
I LIKE IT.
STEVE GRABBED THE ALL-OBSERVING MAN, AND WITH THE PASSION OF A HUNDRED WARRIORS, THEY ENGAGED IN INTIMATE MOUTH TO MOUTH ACTION, MUCH TO MY PERSONAL SATISFACTION.
I’d like to get something off my chest. It’s been bugging me for a very, very long time. Sherlock Holmes is not a sociopath. He is not even a “high-functioning sociopath,” as the otherwise truly excellent BBC Sherlock has styled him (I take the words straight from Benedict Cumberbatch’s mouth). There. I’ve said it.
To my mind this article is slightly missing the point. It’s not the audience that believes Sherlock is a psychopath, it’s Sherlock. The point of that line is to illustrate that Sherlock has misdiagnosed himself.
The other main characters and the audience are all aware of the fact Sherlock is capable of, and in fact frequently demonstrates, compassion and empathy. Sherlock is the one who catagorises himself as a psychopath because he doesn’t see those traits in himself (perhaps because he rationalises that he exhibits compassion or empathy to suit his own needs, although that is clearly not the case; see his treatment of Mrs Hudson and Molly and his conversation with Mycroft in the hospical in SiB)
The line is not evidence of the writers or audience missreading or misdiagnosing Sherlock, it’s the writers letting the audience get a glimpse inside his self-perception.