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sherlockianmaster:

I’m very much on the side of “The Baby is David’s” because a show can get away with infidelity but when you start having babies dying, miscarriages, deaths of pregnant women, etc. you’re getting into non-family friendly territory and Sherlock is still a primetime family show.

Also there’s exactly 0% chance of anyone in this show legitimately raising a child that is just not happening. 

While I’m not arguing with you about the possibility of David being the father, I wouldn’t call Sherlock a family show. It airs after the 9pm watershed, which is the time of day when programming in the UK officially becomes kid-unfriendly. It’s still primetime, but it’s generally accepted that parents rely on their own discretion from that point onward. Complaining that your seven-year-old was exposed to inappropriate material by watching, say, Happy Valley, wouldn’t be considered a valid grievance because that show went out after nine o’clock.

It’s true that Sherlock is a show that whole families (including mine) watch as a group, but I’d wager that that’s not true of families with young kids. Doctor Who is probably much closer to what you might consider a family show, and even that has gotten away with some pretty dark subject matter, especially in the RTD years.

Moreover, years and years of popular soaps have pushed the boundaries of what you can get away with in terms of family-unfriendly plot developments, both before and after the watershed. They’re no strangers to dead babies or shocking murders. Eastenders had a domestic abuse victim bludgeoning her husband with the business end of iron, Emmerdale crashed a plane into the village and killed several characters in one go and Corrie had an out-and-out serial killer a while back. When you look at some of the most controversial plotlines that have aired over the years (and especially in the context of the time periods they originally aired in), you can see that it would take quite a lot for the Sherlock creative team to devise something that might have executives hedging their bets about the sensitivity of the viewers, especially when the show has an overall darker tone than most soaps. They’ve already had the protagonist tortured, you can’t really get much more family-unfriendly than that. 

The last thing I saw in straight drama that really stood out for me as being particularly shocking was probably the marital rape in The Politician’s Husband (and even then, that didn’t draw nearly as much controversy as I was expecting) so that gives you a bit of an idea of the parameters that Sherlock is working within in terms of the current viewing climate. With all this in mind, I definitely wouldn’t rule out killing Mary and/or the baby.

I completely agree with you about how the show just isn’t compatible with child-rearing. There’s a status quo to be maintained, one that allows Sherlock and John to carry on going out and solving cases, and that obviously doesn’t jive with raising a kid responsibly. I mean, I feel like John is less than thrilled at the prospect of becoming a dad, but I don’t think he’d go as far as to do a half-arsed job and end up being a negligent parent. He’d sooner see The Work suffer than the kid.

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Anonymous asked: Okay I want the Three Garridebs like burning, but I also need S4 to have a moment where Sherlock is in danger and John just completely loses it - either goes all BAMF or is devastated or both - like the bonfire moment in TEH but flipped. I need a "He's never going to love me, but I'll still do anything, anything, I'd do the worst thing in the world to keep him safe" moment from John. I need it. Give it to me.

incurablylazydevil:

tbh i’m dreaming that Mary would be on the receiving side of this BAMFness, i need them to have a screaming match finally, all this passive-aggressiveness is just so much bullshit… 

What these two need is some emotional laxatives. I demand a Christmas barney!! It isn’t Christmas without conflict erupting all over the place on TV.

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missestel:

But you know whats not okay? Thinking its okay to fetishize about two men who are best friends and then get angry and spiteful to the people who call you out on it. How would you feel if someone would not believe you if you repeatedly said you were straight and then continued on to say you look good with your partner even after youve said that youre not dating…not great right? Ya i know

I think different rules apply for fictional characters. If the audience is properly invested in a character, then we should want to speculate about their private thoughts and feelings and how they might impact the story. Of course, it would be rude to voice this kind of speculation about someone like this in real life, but since it’s art rather than life, I think people should be free to voice their opinions without being censured for having them.

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Wait. So it’s a free bar at John and Mary’s wedding, how did they afford that? Mary has a past true but if she wants to keep up her new identity she can’t just pull out a wad of cash to pay for the whole shebang. John’s always struggled for cash when living with Sherlock, and given he’s in a steady job now but this is one swanky wedding!!! Who do Mary and John have in their life who could have money and help them out? Sherlock paid for the wedding. He paid for the man he loves to marry someone else. He paid for the wedding HE wants, he plans pretty much all of it down to the serviettes. He plans his dream wedding. It’s the right groom but it’s the wrong bride! CANT CONTROL THE FEELS!!!!!!!

I never thought of it like that before. I just assumed that they had a wedding beyond their means because viewers don’t want to see a normal-ass wedding down the Holiday Inn or local club if the production team can help it.

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wsswatson:

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sherkeys:

Next we’re going to be arguing where Sherlock and John fall on the political ideals spectrum

they’re obviously Labour both of them maybe John is Lib Dems but yeah deffo Labour

Is Mycroft a Tory

yes

I disagree that Sherlock is Labour, though - he’s as Eton/Harrow-Oxbridge as it gets

I actually think he probably knows less about politics than I do and cares about politics SIGNIFICANTLY less than I do and doesn’t vote at all

I could see Sherlock letting Mycroft think he voted Labour just to wind him up, when in actual fact he never voted at all. To be honest, when I think of Sherlock in the context of class, I tend to imagine him twatting about in shooting galleries, like in Pulp’s Common People

Rent a flat above a shop. Cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool. Pretend you never went to school.
But still you’ll never get it right
‘cause when you’re laid in bed at night,
watching roaches climb the wall
if you call your Dad he could stop it all.

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yonkoshanks:

crowleythxangel:

ninjutsumistress:

stormxsparrow:

If you went or know anyone who went to SDCC and saw this cosplayer, the police seriously need your help. _

The cosplayer was found at the side of a road unconscious and bloody without her ID and in her costume. The police are unsure what happened to her. 

If you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, call The San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000 or (858) 484-3154.
PLEASE Spread the message.

Personal note: I am not personally involved with the situation, I have not been to that con nor seen the cosplayer only saw the issue being raised on Facebook, so I’m raising more awareness on here. More infomation: x

Reblogging in hopes this case get solved fast!

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THIS IS MY FRIEND MILLY! SHE’S IN THE HOSPITAL IN ICU STILL IN SAN DIEGO WITH SEVERE BRAIN BLEEDING. PLEASE reblog this and let the police know if you have any information! 

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