His Last Vow squee: the top 10

mild-lunacy:

I was thinking about favorites and, of course, Series 3 (because everything ends up being about Series 3) and realized that many of my favorite bits of the series are in HLV. In many ways, that’s my favorite episode of the three. TEH was fresh and exciting and TSoT was funny, melancholy and touching, but HLV was unforgettable, intense, full of reversals, villainy and question marks— and passionate, epic love. This doesn’t mean it’s easy— or that I’m in a hurry to rewatch it— but nevertheless, I think it’s my favorite, the episode that was the most up my alley in terms of themes, angst-level, romanticism, and mood.

Of course, it’s also got some of the scenes I hated most in all of BBC Sherlock. My feelings about HLV were very intense in both directions, but my issues were all due to the misdirections and the emotional wallop is quite intentional, I think. It fades with time, though, but the fondness remains, at least for me. And so, I thought that given that this episode won more than one Emmy (woo-hoo!), it deserved some celebration.

So, why not: I thought I’d try to see what my favorite 10 scenes are. Or maybe just indulge in some gratuitous screen-capping, ‘cause that’s always fun, too. 

1.

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Sherlock looks so ridiculously, epically attractive in John’s dreams, doesn’t he? And I find it so cute that he’s dreaming about this: their beginning, Sherlock looking fabulous and untouchable as he literally hovers over John’s pillow, telling John he needed him, and he was going to show him the world. Ella would have a field day. And John’s breathing ‘oh god yes’, as if Sherlock had just propositioned him. I suppose he had.

2.

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Well, John’s not going to wait around for Sherlock to come and show him a good time. BAMF!John can take care of his own needs, quite literally. One of my favorite John scenes ever. He’s the BAMFiest, and the rampant dry sarcasm makes me giggle. I also think it’s quite important that this is clearly a side of John that’s dying to come out, and logically, he’s had to have consciously repressed it recently (and that can’t last). This is the man who misses the war, and who didn’t want his wife here to see this— he wanted Sherlock. But nothing really goes John’s way in HLV, does it.

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Barman, six pints of bitter and quickly. The world’s about to end.

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bakerstreetbabes:

euclase:

Distractions, drawn in PS

Gorgeous.

bakerstreetbabes:

euclase:

Distractions, drawn in PS

Gorgeous.

detectivelyd:

[Full Size] 1940s Sailor!John for katzensprotte! Please full view for much more detail.

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mild-lunacy:

I was tagged to do a Favorite Scene meme by natka-natka-natka!

Here are the rules:

  • Describe your favourite scene from S1-S3 of “Sherlock”
  • You can use gifs or do a plain text response, up to you!
  • Talk about why you chose this particular scene (you can be as verbose or succinct as you wish!)
  • Tag as many people as you wish in your response

If you were expecting some serious analysis, you’re out of luck, haha. My favorite scene is the one where I fell in love with John and Sherlock for the first time. In other words, their first scene together. ♥ John is so dry and slightly incredulous, just a bit challenging. ♥ Sherlock acts oh-so-cool and yet he can’t leave it alone: he has to impress John enough to catch his interest. John can’t help but find it charming and Sherlock’s skillz sort-of, kind-of, maybe blow his mind. ♥ I can’t help but be mesmerized by Sherlock’s first deduction: he’s absolutely magical, and his casual delivery creates such an unforgettable impression. The mysterious, arrogant man in black with the striking face, the penetrating gaze and the razor-sharp logic game. Who wouldn’t swoon?  

Of course, it didn’t start there. Initially, Sherlock’s first impression is pretty much ‘arrogant berk’, the equivalent of Mr. Darcy’s gaffe. He simply assumes John will fall in line (in retrospect, probably nerves). In a way, we see both the best and the worst of Sherlock in rapid-fire succession, and John stays steady and dryly incredulous all through it, which is such a great foil. It’s simply such a great dynamic, a lot of fun to watch:  

Oh John. He needs to be wooed a little more. Who is this strange(ly compelling) man, and why is he coming on so strong? John isn’t that easy.

Sherlock’s just gonna brazen it out. When in doubt, act confident and hope that he’ll think your shamelessness is cute.

Spoiler: John thinks Sherlock’s seriously charming (and of course Sherlock can tell). It’s too late, John. He’s going to be so spoiled. It’s too late to stop it.

Just accept it, it’ll go easier for you. No, no, have to stick it out till the deduction. BOOM! John was hooked (and so was I).

Um, I’ll tag… hahaha why not, I’ll tag thealogie, archipelagoarchaea, wsswatson, mid0nz, firstdrafted and graceebooks.

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anigrrrl2:

Okay, guys, we’re doing this.

If you’re in for any amount to send a huge bouquet of congratulatory flowers to Mark, Steve, Sue, and all the rest of the team for the Emmys and just to show them tumblr loves them and isn’t cross, please reblog this and also message me. I’ll send…

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khorazir:

"Sherlock throughout the Ages"
My second contribution to this month’s “Let’s Draw Sherlock" Challenge: Alternative Fashion Styles. Because I couldn’t decide which one to depict, I decided to draw a slideshow of 2000 years of fashion, all modelled by Sherlock. The periods I chose are:
Roman
Early Mediaeval (Age of Migration)
Anglo Saxon
Norman
Mediaeval
War of the Roses
Tudor
Elisabethan
Puritan
Restoration
Georgian
Regency
Victorian
Edwardian
WWI (officer)
1920s
1930s/40s
1950s (Teddy Boy)
1960s (Bondlock)
1970s
1980s/90s (Public School/Harrowlock)
Contemporary: Coat, Suit, Beepants, Sheetlock

khorazir:

"Sherlock throughout the Ages"

My second contribution to this month’s “Let’s Draw Sherlock" Challenge: Alternative Fashion Styles. Because I couldn’t decide which one to depict, I decided to draw a slideshow of 2000 years of fashion, all modelled by Sherlock. The periods I chose are:

  • Roman
  • Early Mediaeval (Age of Migration)
  • Anglo Saxon
  • Norman
  • Mediaeval
  • War of the Roses
  • Tudor
  • Elisabethan
  • Puritan
  • Restoration
  • Georgian
  • Regency
  • Victorian
  • Edwardian
  • WWI (officer)
  • 1920s
  • 1930s/40s
  • 1950s (Teddy Boy)
  • 1960s (Bondlock)
  • 1970s
  • 1980s/90s (Public School/Harrowlock)
  • Contemporary: Coat, Suit, Beepants, Sheetlock

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London skyline timeline

earlgreytea68:

http://www.flexioffices.co.uk/london-skyline

This is a totally awesome timeline of London from 1805 to 2018.  You can move the little triangle under the line to a point and then press play.  You may have to move it back a few times to read it all.

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OMG, my favorite kind of porn: city porn!

Tags: london

Reblog if you like Doctor Who for more than just the hot young Doctors and thus don’t automatically hate Peter Capaldi

dreameater1988:

the-winchesters-have-been-saved:

I’m hoping this goes for a lot of people, but I’m afraid it won’t…

I don’t give a fuck about “young hot Doctor” - Peter Capaldi is hotter, he is elegant and I loooooove the way he moves around the TARDIS. And did I mention the accent?

Also, the show is great :D

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cumbertrekky:

I don’t remember the BBC ever doing a congratulatory promo like this before. They are as pleased as punch.

Source:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=807482505938836&id=470911516262605&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fphoto.php&_rdr

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