Made rebloggable by request.
Honestly, people just need to stop overshipping.
Interesting fact: No, they don’t.
People can ship just as much as they want, and who they want. They can ship a completely non-canon pairing, and ship it to the ends of the earth. Or, they can ship nothing. They can write fanfiction, or draw fanart, or they can write analytic essays detailing points within a canon, to justify why they ship what they ship. People can disagree with what is considered canon, and they can find subtext in places where there is none. They can discuss, joke, tease, laugh, and argue their ships with other like minded people.
But do you know what people do just need to stop doing? Sending hateful anonymous messages about things that have no effect on them in any way, shape, or form. And this goes for each end of the shipping spectrum. I don’t go into someone’s ask box, berating them for not shipping something. What right do they have, coming into mine, doing the same thing because I do?
This one here? Is possibly the most polite ‘hate anon’ I’ve ever received about johnlock. Most get deleted, because I don’t like to subject my followers to homophobic slurs and bigotry.
Literary critics have been talking about the homoerotic subtext between Watson and Holmes since before the phrase “homoerotic subtext” existed.
I’ve had professors discuss it in no less than 3 university English classes.
Holmes/Watson is one of the first two widely regarded slash ships. Spock/Kirk being the second.
Shipping Holmes/Watson is not new. It was not created by the “Sherlock” fandom. It’s been around for a century.
Let’s put it this way. I went to a homophobic, conservative Christian high school. And my Baptist English teacher remarked on the homoerotic subtext between Holmes and Watson. Granted, he mentioned it as something negative, but he still mentioned it.
THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THE SHIPPERS MADE UP.
still people need to stop bashing every fucking female character because they “get in the way”. Watson gets married, get over it. Holmes isn’t interested in sex, get over it. The Holmes/Watson relationship is PURELY platonic, get over it. And stop harassing people over a stupid ship.