So I started a post on tumblr about how homosexuality ruins the dynamic of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. They, to me, are platonic best friends. Brothers, even. Brothers don't kiss or cuddle or want to talk about their favourite lube.
On tumblr, I seem to be the only person that believes this. Just me. Only me. One guy.
And then I found out that there's over 500 people that support the idea of "JohnLock", and suddenly I'm trying to erase queer history and I'm the biggest homophobic bastard since your anon's Grandfather by criticizing a Sherlock/John homosexual interpretation.
Can I have some help? Can we discuss homosexuality in Sherlock lore, and how the OP believes it detracts from the narrative instead of serves it?
Watson got married to a woman (not that that proves anything.)
certain things they did were normal for platonic male friends of the day but would seem gay as hell now. Times were different then. only 2 decades earlier Abe Lincoln slept in the same bed as a man every night for like 5 years. this was considered normal at the time and only the rich had a bed to themselves.
>And then I found out that there's over 500 people that support the idea of "JohnLock", and suddenly I'm trying to erase queer history and I'm the biggest homophobic bastard since your anon's Grandfather by criticizing a Sherlock/John homosexual interpretation.
Tbh the erasure of close male platonic friendship in the early modern is a tragedy
It really saddens me. I wish I was friends with someone like historical or fictional duos.
On a slightly related note, I remember learning from Holmes that "ejaculate" also means to exclaim and I giggled hard over that as a kid.
I dunno, man, I do. Others should, too, maybe. These people gravely outnumber classic Holmes fans with blind shipping and projecting. It's become less about a super detective that solves crime, and more about "Elegant Private Man and his Maybe Doctor Boyfriend"
They're clogging up conventions with their obnoxious, handholding, giggle-driven cosplay. Most of them are teenage/early 20-something girls that wouldn't know what a platonic brothership between two men actually were if they were dropped in battlefield trenches..
And I have this inexplicable autistic compulsion to TELL them.
I can't be alone in this.
I honestly can't be the only person in the whole wide Earth that sees this and feels the urge to act on it to say something
That's wrong. That's not Sherlock Holmes. Maybe in jest, go for it, but that's not actually Sherlock Holmes.
I understand if anons here go on and judge me. I'm willing to accept the consequences of posting a personal item on this Antarctic whaling board
But, Jesus, guys, I'm losing my head over this shit
It's like I'm the sanest person in a sanatorium, a sanatorium of a very particular queer Holmes aesthetic
I went on your Tumblr OP, DESU I don't get what your problem is, who cares if some girls don't understand their relationship. And it seemed like you weren't trying to debate, just trying to start an argument. Maybe you just need to grow the fuck up OP.
Also there's only one e in pleb. Fucking pleb.
>fuck you, you literary plebe
>joker rp blog