- mum: i'm in the sherlock fandom
- me: same
- me: wait what
submitted by thdetectiveandthedoctor
if I did write fanfic
it wouldn’t be about the characters
it would be about the fandom
an elaborate reworking of Dear Mr. Henshaw
Hey, Sherlock fandom. You seem stressed. Let’s deal with it unhealthily and drown ourselves in sugar, shall we?
That’s right, you’re being put in timeout and you can’t leave until you finish your dessert. (Or unless you block my #a very sweet little problem tag. Either way.)
I don’t know why there’s this animosity between the original Sherlock fans, the movie fans, the BBC sherlock fans and the Elementary fans.
It doesn’t matter.
Either way Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will hate you
We’re all arguing over who can make him hate us the most.
I don’t know why people spend time making up fake tweets about Sherlock when you have real gems like this. (x)
My friend got asked to Prom today and she was so shocked that the first thing that comes out of her mouth is “NOT MY DIVISION”. Point blank shot him down.That is when you know that you are obsessed when you first response to something is FANDOM.
How have we gone more than a year without a Sherlock cosplayer talking their way into an indoor skydiving place?
Aw hell. What did I get myself into?
This show is like a freaking black hole! You get sucked in and then you’re stuck…forever.
And an outside observer of fandom would probably think it was taking us an infinite amount of time to reach the new episodes…
Does anyone actually cosplay Mike Stamford and go to conventions and hook-up lone Sherlocks and Johns together?
(And as for this blog: I couldn’t go watch filming even if I wanted to. But my existing spoiler policy stays in place—I’m not going out looking for spoilers to post here, but I’m also not going to spend months pretending I haven’t seen anything that I do run across. If I want to discuss those things with appropriate spoiler warnings in place, I will. And I will also remain secure in the knowledge that this fandom is actually kind of terrible at figuring things out efficiently. Like, we can’t even agree on what happened in the last episode a year after it aired.There’s only so much harm to be done.)
Don’t misinterpret the chart—I’m not saying you automatically are a jerk if you do any of these things. I’m saying you should assess the situation before you act, and then decide whether to act at all based on the level of jerkitude detected in your assessment. Y’know, like you should in any other situation.
We’re not all going to agree on where the “jerk” line is. But if we all focus really hard on that “think it through ahead of time” thing, we stand a better chance of surviving the next few months.
- Mum: When is the next series on then?
- Me: December...
- Mum: Christ, that's a wait isn't it.
- Dad: You are so impatient...
- Me: If you want to be part of the fandom you are going to have to fix that...
- Mum: The what?
- Dad: What is a fan-dom?
- Me: Nevermind...
I found a sherlockian
He watched it all in one sitting, and he basically said two things to me -
Beginning of A Study in Pink: “Is Sherlock Holmes gay?”
End of The Reichenbach Fall: “I really don’t know why I’m doing this to myself.”
And I was just like
That’s the Sherlock fandom.