Why you should watch Enola Holmes (2020)
- female teenage protagonist (Enola) is 16, played by actual 16yr old Millie Bobby Brown instead of an adult woman
- love interest (Tewkesbury) is played by 17yr old Lewis Partridge and not a man that’s way older than Millie
- Enola is not sexualized once in the entire movie
- Enola is not made to look older than 16
- period movie that isn’t depressing or super dark
- criticisms on society that are very valid today
- Tewkesbury cries on screen (let men show their feelings 2020)
- Enola is not a damsel in distress, in fact she’s the one that goes out of her way to save Tewkesbury
- Enola is 90% of the time wearing an outfit that is comfortable on her and allows her to move freely, the only times she doesn’t are when she’s undercover
- a genuinly fun story that’s easy to follow, appropriate for kids and not boring to adults
- no love at first sight bullshit, it takes Enola ages before she realizes her feelings and love is not her main motivation
- Mycroft is an absolute abysmal human being and the movie never tries to sympathise with him. He’s just straight an asshole and isn’t given a redemption or sympathy
- movie is written and produced by women
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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.
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.
[Will add more if necessary or requested.]
Hope this helped any confused fans/users!
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When Sherlock first starts collaborating with Lestrade, Mycroft performs his kidnapping trick with a fancy car and a dark parking garage. He does this exactly once.
DS Lestrade is beyond simple to read. He stops in the doorway of the warehouse and takes in the whole room, gaze shifting to the darkest corners and highest points.
Wary. But trained.
He keeps his hands out of his pockets. Keeps his gait loose.
He's prepared to fight. Likely to take a boxing stance from the way he bounces ever so slightly on his toes.
When Mycroft steps from the shadows, DS Lestrade doesn't flinch or start or swear. He simply stops where he is. His hands stay loose. His spine straightens. He meets Mycroft's eyes with a steady, intense gaze that isn't scared or curious or angry.
From the way his eyes twitch the tiniest bit at the corners, Mycroft knows it's a learned behavior. Given what he's read of DS Lestrade--an impressive arrest and convection record and a near-legend in interrogation--he is not surprised the man has perfected a gaze that is interested but not bland.
"I understand you have become acquainted with Sherlock Holmes," Mycroft says in greeting. DS Lestrade does not flinch or squint or even breathe differently. He is utterly controlled. It's impressive. Mycroft does not wait for DS Lestrade to speak--it's clear from the way he just barely presses his lips together he has no plan to say a word at the moment. Mycroft launches into his brief speech instead. He is a minor government official. He is interested in Sherlock Holmes. He is willing to pay DS Lestrade a fee to report back on Sherlock's behavior. He makes certain to add a sentence that it is not, in any way, a bribe. If DS Lestrade finds Sherlock committing a crime, there will be no repercussions for DS Lestrade arresting Sherlock for said crime.
DS Lestrade does not speak for thirteen seconds. Right before he finally does, he nods once and licks his lips.
"Only minor government official in this room is me, mate. I'm sure you got the best scores at Eton for that little speech, and it's clear you practiced, but you can shove it up your arse. I don't want your money, and you're not getting reports from me."
"Shut it," DS Lestrade says, and the snap in his voice is shocking enough that Mycroft does. "I'm an elder brother. We're all the bloody same when we're overprotective for good fucking reason, so drop this cloak and dagger shit and let's talk like two people who don't want your clearly brilliant if currently fucking useless little brother to die."
DS Lestrade shoves his hands in his pockets. He slouches down onto his back foot. His eyes flash something sharp, then amused, and then settle on determined.
Oh dear, Mycroft thinks as he focuses on not squeezing his umbrella handle any more tightly than he already is, DS Lestrade is rather attractive.
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