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Some GIFs from Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen. (I do wish it wasn’t staged with Mark’s head under the BBC Four logo so much.) 
His job deals with fun subjects. 
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He shares information with colleagues. 
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He's firm when making a point. 
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At the armistice party, he gets a little tipsy. 
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He rolls his eyes, cause Mark’s good at that. 
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But he’s got hope for the future. 
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In My Life
There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
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Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
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All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
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Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all
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But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
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And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
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Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
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I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
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Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
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I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
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In my life I love you more...
"Goodnight Mrs. Hudson"
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itsadeathfrisbee · a month ago
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When people tell me that Sherlock isn’t neurodivergent in some capacity, I just redirect them to this gif set of Sherlock constantly stimming:
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Thanks again @dorian-they for providing the last gif :)
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benaddicted-linfanuel · 7 days ago
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A Comprehensive Guide to Sherlockian Abbreviations
It has come to my attention that some of you poor lads have no idea what us Sherlockians are referring to.
So, I’m going to do my best to explain! I’ll start simple, so don’t worry.
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Johnlock: A fictional ship between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. If you don’t know what this is, I don’t know if I can help you.
Moftiss: An amalgamation of the names Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. Used to refer to the writers of BBC Sherlock in unison.
Sherlock Meta: A theory based on careful analysis of an episode/scene of BBC Sherlock. Fan-made.
TJLC: The Johnlock Conspiracy. It’s a giant conspiracy theory involving thousands of metas and such about people who are convinced that Johnlock is the endgame of the show.
TRMoJaS: This reminds me of John and Sherlock. Used by fans when stumbling upon a piece of media that triggers a recollection of the titular characters.
The Secret Episode: A supposedly filmed but unreleased episode of Series Four (?). Highly unreliable, likely a figment of hopeful imaginations.
The Purple Shirt of Sex: A purple button-up that is sinfully tight and parodied, as a result of the buttons always looking like they’re about to pop off. Seriously, go look up Ben in a purple shirt. You won’t regret it.
Tarmac Hell: A scene from His Last Vow in which Sherlock aborts a supposed love confession to John to instead tell him that ‘Sherlock is actually a girl’s name’. Hell for everyone involved.
ACD Canon: Events that happened in the Original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle publications of ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’. Often referenced in metas.
The Elephant in the Room: A supposed euphemism for Johnlock. Also a popular meta in which elephants are referenced throughout the series of BBC Sherlock.
Character Mirror: A minor or major character meant to simulate another character in actions to recall a certain scene for the audience. (Ex. Sholto/Sherlock, Irene/Sherlock, etc.)
[Sebastian] Moran: A sniper (originally from ACD Canon) referenced often in Sherlock metas, and Moriarty’s right hand man. John mirror. Not included in BBC Sherlock, but a popular part of fandom culture. Often depicted as in an unhealthy relationship with his boss, Jim Moriarty.
The Gay Bar Scene: A deleted scene from BBC Sherlock. John and Sherlock go to a gay bar for entirely heterosexual reasons.
Harriet ‘Harry’ [Watson]: An alcoholic, and also John’s elder sister. Referenced in BBC Sherlock. Often portrayed as being either divorced or married to her wife, Clara.
Victor [Trevor]: Sherlock’s childhood best friend who was murdered by his sister, Eurus. Revealed in TFP. Alternative name is ‘Redbeard’.
TPLoSH: Short for ‘The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes’. It’s a movie in which Sherlock Holmes is canonically gay. It’s often talked about by Moftiss.
Granada Holmes: A seven season Sherlock Holmes TV show starring Jeremy Brett. Many find that Holmes and Watson are essentially married in this series, so a few fans have made the fandom switch to this show.
Bisexual Lighting: In which John Watson is bathed in purple, pink, and blue lighting while in a bar. Questionable music plays.
The Gay Pilot: The original unaired pilot of BBC Sherlock. Called the ‘Gay Pilot’ for being incredibly homoerotic, and also for the set looking like a 70s p*rn shoot. Runtime was only an hour, and there were a few notable cast changes, including Angelo and Sally Donovan.
ASiP: A Study in Pink. Episode one, series one of BBC Sherlock. Villains are Jeff Hope and Moriarty.
TBB: The Blind Banker. Episode two, series one of BBC Sherlock. Villains are Shan and M.
TGG: The Great Game. Episode three, series one of BBC Sherlock. Villain is Jim Moriarty.
ASiB: A Scandal in Belgravia. Episode one, series two of BBC Sherlock. Villain is Irene Adler.
THoB: The Hounds of Baskerville. Episode two, series two of BBC Sherlock. Villain is Dr. Bob Frankland.
TRF: The Reichenbach Fall. Episode three, series two of BBC Sherlock. Villain is Jim Moriarty.
TEH: The Empty Hearse. Episode one, series three of BBC Sherlock. Villains are Lord Moran and C.A.M.
TSoT: The Sign of Three. Episode two, series three of BBC Sherlock. Villains are C.A.M., Mayfly Man, and (in my opinion) Mary.
The Stag Night: A sub-class of TSoT. In which Sherlock and John do unspeakably homoerotic things that reek of unresolved sexual tension. The tension is not relieved. They get arrested. Villains are the writers, for queerbaiting their fans.
HLV: His Last Vow. Episode three, series three of BBC Sherlock. Villains are Charles Augustus Magnussen and Mary Watson (Morstan? Rosamund Mary?).
TAB: The Abominable Bride. Episode four, series three of BBC Sherlock. (Originally aired as a TV movie that won a Primetime Emmy.) Also known as the ‘Gay Victorian Fever Dream’ to avid fans. Villains are Emelia Ricoletti, Sir Eustace Carmichael, Jim Moriarty, Mary Watson (Morstan? Rosamund Mary?).
TST: The Six Thatchers. Episode one, series four of BBC Sherlock. Villains are Vivian Norbury, Ajay, and Mary Watson (Morstan? Rosamund Mary?).
TLD: The Lying Detective. Episode two, series four of BBC Sherlock. Villains are Culverton Smith and John Watson.
TFP: The Final Problem. Episode three, series four of BBC Sherlock. Villains are Eurus Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, Jim Moriarty, and Moftiss.
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[Will add more if necessary or requested.]
Hope this helped any confused fans/users!
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I found a copy of Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen, a 2009 TV movie, running about an hour, starring Bill Paterson as Dr. James Niven, the lead medical officer in Manchester in 1918. It's about the influenza outbreak as soldiers returned from the First World War. Mark Gatiss plays Ernest Dunks, who works with Niven. (Warning, if you want to see it, there are some gross bits in it, including an autopsy.) It’s another historical movie in my favorite genre, Mark Wearing a Hat. 
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When it was broadcast, there was a swine flu outbreak. Now, there's a more obvious pandemic. The discussion in the middle of this film, about how all plagues have an outbreak, then a period of dormancy where people move around, then it comes back stronger than before ... people never learn. Then Mark's character started talking about the social order breaking down, and fighting starting, and the businessmen refused to shut down the city, and I was sad. 
Then I noticed how much taller Mark is than Bill, and that was amusing. 
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Just look at that curl! 
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multi-fandom-mess18 · 11 days ago
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Alright so everyone remembers that scene in The Abominable Bride where Sherlock's Mind Palace Moriarty tells Mind Palace John and Mind Palace Sherlock to elope?
The scene for reference ↓↓
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And does everyone remember that scene in His Last Vow where Sherlock goes to his mind palace and we realise that mind palace Moriarty represents the part Sherlock keeps hidden and chained. Moriarty is his evil part. He's the side of Sherlock that is Wrong and Not Good.
Now for the connection between the two scenes. Since we have established that mind palce Moriarty is Sherlock's Not Good part I think that Moriarty is formed of thoughts that real life Sherlock thinks are Not Good. Of course most of his definition of Not Good comes from John so there'll be things that real life John considers Not Good which will be represented in mind palace Moriarty.
What does John consider Not Good? People assuming that he and Sherlock are in a romantic relationship which he constantly makes clear by saying, "I AM NOT GAY," or variations of that.
In conclusion, I think that mind palace Moriarty says that they should just elope or uses John to wake Sherlock up in both scenes respectively because Sherlock wants a romantic relationship with John but at the same time thinks it's Not Good because John thinks that.
Thank you for reading! I hope I made sense. This is my first ever meta (or second if the first one can even be considered meta). Please excuse my generous use of Not Good throughout the post. Share your opinions, I want to discuss this. :)
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crousdepp · a year ago
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A Sherlock's 10th anniversary gift.
Mark recorded a video for Youku’s (a Chinese website) fans.
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sweaterkittensahoy · a month ago
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Forgive me for being a bit delayed in this, but a couple of weeks ago I saw that Gemma Chan was getting asked about the racist depictions of Asians in “The Blind Banker,” and she talked about learning more about how the character she was playing was a stereotype and how the other other Asian characters in the episode were also stereotypes. 
Meanwhile, Stephen Thompson, the guy who wrote that episode, and co-showrunners of “Sherlock,” Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss did NOT get questions aimed at them 10 years after they (in Stephen’s case) wrote some racist shit and (in Moffat and Gatiss’s case) approved some racist shit to be filmed.
As far as I can tell, the only person who has been required to answer directly for the racism of “The Blind Banker” is Gemma Chan. Who was 1) not in charge of any of the story elements and 2) was not in charge of approving any of the story elements. 
She was an actor trying to make rent. She showed up and played the part she was given. It was not her job then to dissect the writing and decide to give up making rent because the portrayal was shitty towards Asian people when the other option was to not make rent. It’s not her job now to answer for the shitty writing of a white guy that was approved by two other white guys.
Gemma doesn’t owe anyone any fucking explanation for why she appeared in “The Blind Banker” or how she feels about the stereotypes on display at the time she filmed. She had rent to pay. That episode paid the rent. I don’t disregard her decision to speak about how she’s grown and learned since that point in her career, but I question the fact that she is the one who has to answer those questions. If the writers of the articles about “looking back at the racism of The Blind Banker” were truly concerned about staring the racism and stereotypes of that episode in the face, they’d have pointed the lens at the people who had the control of the story. Stephen, Steven, and Mark are the ones responsible for racist and stereotypical tropes of Asian people making it to air. They’re the ones who should be first in line to answer for those issues. 
Working actors--people who go out and audition and hope they get the role because they need to make rent and need another bullet point on their resume--have literally no power in terms of story telling. Their job is to get the job, learn their lines, and hit their marks. 
Gemma Chan doesn’t owe anyone any explanation for why she took the role or how she feels about it today. It’s fucking bullshit she was stuck in a position where she felt she needed to answer when “I was a working actor. Go talk to the white men who wrote and approved it,” is absolutely sufficient as an answer.
Reporters deciding that making Gemma Chan answer for the failures of the white men in power on the show she was hired on for a single episode are part of the fucking problem. Rather than focusing their time and attention on the actual power-holders of a situation, they focused on the Asian woman who had no power in the situation they want to be faux-woke about a decade later because if they really wanted to look critically at that episode and at Sherlock as a whole, they’d have skipped scapegoating Gemma and focused, instead, and trying to make the white men in power answer some fucking questions about their own racism.
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