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Because solving cases as a metaphor for dating has been going strong since the pilot, and Sherlock feels he can’t “date” an engaged person.
But here’s the thing – by the end of TEH and through TSoT, he IS back to solving cases (“dating”) with John. And they’re both constantly reassuring themselves that nothing’s going to change after the wedding, that they can keep on “dating” because “dating” is all they wanted, the metaphorical dating, they never wanted to actually date.
Which is bullshit, as evidenced by Sherlock’s turning back to drugs and John’s dreaming of Sherlock and sniping at his wife just a few weeks after the honeymoon. Metaphorical dating is no longer good enough.
I don’t think Sherlock felt it was fine to have Molly as John’s replacement until he saw the ring, exactly…as he tells Greg, he’s “giving it a go,” he tells Molly she’s not standing in for John, but being herself. And then he proceeds to hear John’s voice in his head and call Molly “John.” So he gave it a go with someone else, someone who wasn’t John, and it didn’t work. And yeah, the engagement ring probably sealed the deal.
Please know when I say Molly is a foil for John, I am not reducing her character down to this one purpose at all. All characters in any story can be both well-developed, interesting human beings and also serve as fictional tools – that’s kind of what characters are.
There’s a reason both she and John are newly engaged when Sherlock returns, there’s a reason they both use the phrase “moving on” in reference to Sherlock when speaking about their fiancees. There’s a reason their choices in partners reflect that they’re in different places as far as recognizing their feelings for Sherlock – Molly, who is fully conscious of her feelings for him, chose a man who bears a physical resemblance to Sherlock yet is nothing like him on the inside and certainly doesn’t possess Sherlock’s intelligence (meat dagger). John, who has been trying to repress his feelings for Sherlock from the start, chose a woman who is the physical opposite of Sherlock yet is more like him on the inside than John anticipated (you’re attracted to dangerous people).
There’s a reason they both put on weight when they’re in a relationship that isn’t working (four pounds - two and a half) and Sherlock deduces that it’s more (ie worse) than they claim (seven pounds - three). There’s a reason they both tried so hard to look happy at the wedding, and there’s a reason their concern for Sherlock’s sad state at the start of HLV manifests as anger and frustration.
When I say Molly is a foil for John, I mean that no one denies her feelings for Sherlock and everyone understands when they see Tom that Molly is trying to move on, but hasn’t. The parallels with John highlight that John is going through the same struggle (which is obvious to some viewers, not so obvious to others).
Molly’s engagement ended, but John’s didn’t – and he ended up married to a woman whose name he doesn’t know and who nearly killed his best friend. I hope we find out more about what happened with Tom in s4. I still find it all too weird that Molly found a “body that looked just like [Sherlock]” for the roof plan, plus there’s the Sherlock look-alike who kidnapped the children in TRF who Sherlock claims Jim killed and they used as a corpse to fool John…but I don’t know how exactly to tie all that into Tom yet, except to say that Tom may have worked for Jim, and Mary may have worked for Jim, and the parallels continue.
someone arrest this man too
i procrastinate so much i’ll probably put off death and never die
So, I was rewatching Thor and the deleted scenes for, uh, reasons and got to this scene again and noticed something that made me just start laughing at this dumb nerd.
LOOK HOW MANY GUARDS THERE ARE. THERE ARE FIVE IN THE PORTION OF THE BALCONY THAT WE CAN SEE.
Despite that he’s king of Asgard now, despite that he’s carrying one of the mightiest weapons in the entire realm, this nerd still clearly said
OKAY I NEED A FUCKING ENTOURAGE
And one of the very first orders he gave as king was to GIVE HIMSELF A POSSE, that EVERY PILLAR MUST HAVE A GUARD STANDING IN FRONT OF IT!!!!
Then went to stare out over Asgard like “:> yissss i am so fuckin’ cool now, take that everyone who ever said i wasn’t cool!!!!”
THIS NERD IS MY FAVORITE OKAY
Friendly reminder that the Death Eaters had a seating chart.
Like, they all had specific spots in the circle and when some of them were missing they left spaces for those people because they knew exactly where their spots…
A compilation of Edward Gorey and his rather gothic poems and illustrations.
Check out his dark children alaphabet illustrations
– Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday (via wordsnquotes)
gosh diddly darn
There are a number of students in my GCSE class that have behavioural issues and if they feel uncomfortable they can do anything from storm out of the classroom to throwing chairs and punching their tables. They’re great kids, they just dont always see the light at the end of the tunnel and when they are in stressful situations they dont know what to do other than lash out sometimes. They are 10 months away from their final exams and the pressure is being mounted on them in every aspect of their school lives.
Last week one of the students saw me making little origami stars. Its something I do when I’m feeling anxious to help me focus on something else. He asked if I could show him how to make them. He had been clenching his fists all lesson, which I’ve noticed is a tell that he is struggling to retain composure. I gave him a strip of paper and talked it through with him. Soon half of the class were asking me to show them. They all picked it up really quickly.
After about five minutes and about 8 stars later, the student sat back down and was in a much calmer and motivated mood for the rest of the lesson. Our next lesson I placed a box of paper strips on my desk and when I saw anyone getting worked up about their work I silently placed a strip in front of them and let them get on with it. The lesson after I was amazed to see that students would go up to the box of their own accord, pick up a few strips and head back to their desks to continue working after calming down.
Yesterday I brought a large jar into the classroom and placed my anxiety stars in there. The boys put their strsss stars in there too. When they fill the jar I’m going to bring sweets into the lesson to celebrate them working hard and working through their problems in a positive manner. I know I’m not the teacher they deserve just yet but I feel like I’ve made a big breakthrough with them.
art therapy is important.
We need more teachers like this