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Anonymous asked
Why do you think Sherlock was 'road-testing' (practising) dancing to the piece he composed for John and Mary, considering they were the only ones going to dance to it? It was the morning of the wedding, presumably he'd already taught John by this point. Do you think he was imagining dancing with John? Do you think he hoped he would dance with John at some point that night?

earlgreytea68:

mojoflower:

gosherlocked:

silentauroriamthereal:

deducingbbcsherlock:

My first thought when I saw that scene was that he was practicing dancing to it just to make sure it was…well, a “danceable” composition, if that makes sense. Checking the tempo, feel, rhythm, etc. This is his gift to John and Mary and, just like his speech, he’s terrified of screwing it up.

As to your other questions…ugh. UGH. That whole “I taught him conversation” at the end of TSoT conversation just wrecks me. I mean, this has just happened:

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Sherlock’s true feelings are briefly written all over his face, and John absolutely cannot deal. He looks down, has a second of wait, what? glances back up to confirm he’s seeing what he thinks he’s seeing, and yeah. He can’t look. He can’t face those feelings.

Sherlock sees that, and he gives John an out. He tells them to go dance. Mary (very considerately) asks “what about you?”, they joke about there being “limits,” and then the tutoring conversation happens.

Here’s how I read it (lining up the dialogue with the gifs):

SHERLOCK: “Don’t worry Mary, I have been tutoring him.”

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JOHN: “He did you know…”

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JOHN: “Baker Street behind closed curtains.”

I put a delay on the last frame. It lines up with John’s “closed curtains” comment. See how Sherlock’s kind of trying to laugh along until John makes that joke? He glances at John with a confused, almost hurt expression here.

John, meanwhile, has gone into full-on bro mode. It’s his way of utterly denying what he’s just read on Sherlock’s face. His shield is fucking UP. I love John Watson dearly, but I have a hard time watching him here, because he’s truly being a dickhead.

JOHN: “Mrs. Hudson came in one time.”

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JOHN: “Don’t know how those rumors got started.”

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A careless glance at Sherlock, a dismissive joke about their dance lessons and years of rumors about their relationship, a flippant laugh (seriously, listen to the way he laughs there, it’s SO not his normal laugh)

brush it off, never meant a thing, face the wife, face AWAY from Sherlock, don’t look back don’t look back don’t look back

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He gets super affectionate with Mary. And yes, I know, it’s their wedding, they’re dancing, they’ve just learned she’s pregnant. But we’ve seen John act affectionate with Mary and this is different. John might as well have NO HOMO stamped on his forehead here.

He. Can’t. Deal.

And Sherlock knows it.

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Did he imagine, after their lessons, maybe getting the chance to dance with John at the reception?

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Possibly. Probably. He did just tell Janine (and us viewers) that he loves to dance and has been “living in hope for the right case.” Well, he’d solved quite a case this evening.

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And after all, John had danced with him before during their lessons. Maybe Sherlock thought John was comfortable with it – comfortable enough with his own sexuality, whatever he considers that to be – to dance with his friend at his wedding reception, his best friend, his best man. It doesn’t mean anything unless it means something.

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But no, that was “behind closed doors.” Can’t let anyone see that, nope. That’s how those rumors got started. Those silly, meaningless rumors that meant absolutely nothing, just everyone in the world reading too much into this totally platonic friendship, right mate?

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Maybe they could’ve danced in front of everyone, because it wouldn’t mean anything. Except John read the real meaning on Sherlock’s face, and nope, not gonna happen now, can’t face that, can’t deal, shields up.

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Because it would have meant something to Sherlock. Just like it did “behind closed doors.” It means everything. And he doesn’t care who knows, not anymore.

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But John cares. Right, Sherlock? John cares who knows. He cares what people think. It really bothers you. What? What people say.

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It still bothers John. He can’t deal with Sherlock’s feelings, and he can’t deal with his own. John’s shield is up and who knows if he’ll ever lower it again. And Sherlock accepts that, and he respects it, and he does the only thing he can do now.

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Shields up.

Well. I didn’t mean for this meta to happen. Time to go cry into my soup.

Ugh, this meta makes me sad every time I read it. It’s totally spot on. I may have even reblogged it before. Tough titties, it’s a good one!

Same here. Searching for tissues …

God, this breaks my heart.
JOHN! YOU FUCKWIT!

The end of this episode is never not the saddest thing ever. 

I can’t rewatch series 3, because it hurts too much… This reopened the wound.

We filmed episode three of series one first, and at the very last minute I decided to put a ring on [his little] finger. I get asked at least once a week, is Mycroft married? Well no, it’s on the wrong finger, except in some parts of the world where it’s the correct finger. No, it’s just a ring. People speculate wildly - I say let them. That’s much more interesting than filling in detail.

Personally, I think Mycroft and Sherlock are like Niles and Frasier Crane, and Mycroft is definitely the Niles in that situation. And whatever Sherlock wrestles with, I think Mycroft sees as a purely intellectual problem… So I wouldn’t say anything definitive, but I think such matters may be beneath his dignity!

Mark Gatiss responds to a question on where he thinks Mycroft might sit on the sexual spectrum, in the 30th anniversary issue of Gay Times [x] (via thecutteralicia)

"Whatever Sherlock wrestles with…"

Hmm.

I said, HMMMMMM.

(via caitlinispiningforjohnlock)

Ok I’ going to flip out a little bit right now, because I absolutely LOVED Frasier growing up and I still love the reruns now!!! And the fact that Gatiss just related the Holmes brothers to Crane Brothers makes me beyond ecstatic!!! And love this man and show even more! And the minute he said it I saw it Sherlock is totally like Frasier, a bit less collected and more of a show off than Niles, and Niles like Mycroft  more often in control of himself and situations and looking after his brother. And this just makes everything a little more perfect in the world. And gahhh, i’m going to stop now before this degrades to random keyboard smashing. 

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Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.

Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via shhamila)

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actionables:

actionables:

tell me I wasn’t the only one to pretend these girls were the grown up Powerpuffs

okay but what if they grew up to become

actionables:

actionables:

tell me I wasn’t the only one to pretend these girls were the grown up Powerpuffs

okay but what if they grew up to become

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