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Anyway.  Gut reaction:  I liked it.  I laughed a lot.  I cringed a bit at the Moriarty scene and what the writers (and all of them, really) think of fandom, but I still laughed because how it was played.  I'm trying not to overthink it.

I like Mary.  Ofc, I like Amanda Abbington.

And Molly.  Sweet, dear Molly.  I already have some ideas for you.

And Anderson.  You can't tell me that that last shot of him wasn't made specifically to be made into a tumblr reaction gif.

I'm still a little uncomfortable with all the nods to fandom.  Let us have some dignity and let us keep our shame to ourselves.  >.>

Is it the 5th yet?

IT'S YOU!

Date: 2014-01-02 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madder-badder.livejournal.com
::: behaves unsettlingly like Anderson in your presence :::

And Molly. Sweet, dear Molly. I already have some ideas for you.

THANK GOD! The Molly fic situation has been dire!

Gatiss soooooooooo spent the past two years reading fanfic, but I'm okay with that. Really.

Let us have some dignity and let us keep our shame to ourselves. >.>

If only we could.

Re: IT'S YOU!

Date: 2014-01-02 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunken-standard.livejournal.com
The Molly fic situation has been dire!

Anything of note I've missed? I started reading A Subtle Art, and I'm enjoying it so far.

Re: IT'S YOU!

Date: 2014-01-02 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madder-badder.livejournal.com
I am not familiar with A Subtle Art. I will check it out. The last good thing I read was ... the title has gone right out of my head. And it fell apart at the end, anyway.

Seriously, where the hell have you been?

Re: IT'S YOU!

Date: 2014-01-02 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunken-standard.livejournal.com
Mostly just playing that stupid flash game all day and talking to people in the chat room there. It's how I met my boyfriend. If we ever have kids, I'm going to lie to them and say we met at the supermarket or something.

I tried original writing a few times, but I lose it because I get in my own way. This year has been pretty bad, as far as my mental health goes (though still not as bad as the year I didn't eat more than crackers and drink soda and smoke two packs a day because anxiety was ripping my insides to shreds and no one gave a shit; no one gives a shit now, either, but at least I quit smoking and I can eat without feeling like I'm dying).

Anyway. At least I'm not dead.

Re: IT'S YOU!

Date: 2014-01-02 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madder-badder.livejournal.com
If we ever have kids, I'm going to lie to them and say we met at the supermarket or something.

Say you met in jail. It's so in!

I tried original writing a few times, but I lose it because I get in my own way.

Yes. You do. We all do. Writing is THE stupidest hobby.

Anyway. At least I'm not dead.

Which, honestly, is one of the things I feared. Knowing you are alive and eating more than crackers is decidedly good news :D

Re: IT'S YOU!

Date: 2014-01-02 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunken-standard.livejournal.com
You know, it's odd to have friends on the internet. You lose touch and it's not like you can just find an obituary for "nEkoFanGirlchAn69" or whoever. In my game, one of the people I talked to fairly often PM'd me to say goodbye because he has stage 3 pancreatic cancer and he wasn't even expecting to make it to Christmas. He hasn't logged in since the 27th, so we've assumed the worst. I wish I knew his name so I could send like $5 to any charity or college fund for his kids or anything that might be set up.

Anyway, enough morbid shit. Time for a rewatch!

Date: 2014-01-02 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carolyn-claire.livejournal.com
I wonder if they would have referenced fandom as much as they did if the Caitlin Moran thing had happened before they wrote the ep rather than after.

Yay to you feeling inspired!

Date: 2014-01-02 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunken-standard.livejournal.com
Ooh, what thing? I've been completely out of it, so I haven't heard about a thing!

Date: 2014-01-02 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carolyn-claire.livejournal.com
OMG, she hosted the premier of TEH at the BFI on the 15th, I think it was, and at the Q&A she made Martin and Ben read some slash in front of the crowd and everyone was upset with her and the fic writer was humiliated and it was a huge thing. Gah.

Date: 2014-01-02 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunken-standard.livejournal.com
Oh wow, that's horrible. I feel for that writer. They'd never do something like that in the US because they'd be too afraid of getting sued >.>

Date: 2014-01-02 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunken-standard.livejournal.com
So I just caught up a little bit, and my god, is that any fic writer's worst nightmare. Really, really glad I missed all that.

Date: 2014-01-02 09:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sevenswells.livejournal.com
All of your reaction are belong to me
That is to say: same here.


I'm still a little uncomfortable with all the nods to fandom.


Me too. Especially after the Caitlin Moran thing, it leaves all the more a bitter taste. But still: Mary, good, John shaves for Sherlock, good, Sherlock hears John's voice in his head, good. Also Lestrade!hug and Sherlock's parents

Date: 2014-01-02 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunken-standard.livejournal.com
With that Caitlin Moran thing... It's just sad that the entire English-speaking culture has been dragged down to the level of only finding humor at others' expense. And not in a cheerful, you-silly-goose kind of way, but ha-ha-you-suck-and-should-just-die-loser kind of way.

Personally, I don't think Gatiss had that feeling going into it. I don't want to make him into any kind of saint, but I think he just wanted some levity. And instead of being mean, I think all the things he does with the faked death scenarios are a genuine nod and wink to not only the current fandom, but the original fandom who didn't have the benefit of knowing Sherlock was coming back some day.

I'm glad it was fun and not an angst-fest. We've had two years of fic for that.

I dunno. I think if I look into it too much, though, I'm going to start hating it. It's not the same show it started out as, but there's no way it could have stayed the same, considering the popularity.

My only hope if that Moffat doesn't ruin yet another female character. Seriously, guys at the BBC, just don't let him write women anymore. It's like he has a whiteboard with words like "Cheeky! Sassy! Sexy! Clever, but not upstagingly clever!" written on it, and that's what he uses to construct a hollow candy shell over an already conventionally attractive actress. Even when he tries to give them depth, it's like soap opera depth.

Anyway, moving on...

Three more days!

Date: 2014-01-02 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sevenswells.livejournal.com
My only hope if that Moffat doesn't ruin yet another female character. Seriously, guys at the BBC, just don't let him write women anymore. It's like he has a whiteboard with words like "Cheeky! Sassy! Sexy! Clever, but not upstagingly clever!" written on it, and that's what he uses to construct a hollow candy shell over an already conventionally attractive actress. Even when he tries to give them depth, it's like soap opera depth.

This. All of this.

Also, I don't want Mary to be fridged. I know it happens in canon but I genuinely like her, and even though I'm a diehard Sherlock/John shipper, I don't want her to be killed so that John can have more manpain. I mean this show isn't the most progressive ever in terms of female representation (to say the least) but that would really suck, especially if it happens in the last episode and it's written by Moffat (whom I've come to resent a lot since I've actually watched the last seasons of Doctor Who)

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