http://conchs82.tumblr.com/post/69006706425/lyndsayfaye-bluebellglowinginthedark-fixed said: “No one can cancel out the regard these two men have for another.”
Nope and you can’t cancel the love Watson had for Mary and outright respect Holmes had for her.
What people have done with the literal erasure of Mary in the screen cap is disrespected the actors, the series, and the canon of both the original stories and the BBC series
Because John and Sherlock, Holmes and Watson will always be the closest of friends (even taking into regard the fact that in ACD canon they barely saw, spoke or wrote to each other after Holmes retired) through history and this series.
Have your Johnlock! Write, read (some really great) fanfic, draw, discuss, have groups dedicated to it. Role Play. People have taken nearly every type of media and “shipped” characters since, well, they were created (even Jane Austin and the Bronte sisters wrote fan fiction pairing characters that weren’t originally paired!) But don’t spit on the very actors, story lines, and series that you claim to love, admire and respect.
Will John lose Mary to death? Likely. But the John Watson and The Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series that makes this fandom possible? That have made the art and the podcasts and the meetups and everything else? They would never lower themselves into the dirt to mock and be so disgusting towards such an integral character (sherlock might say some things such as he has with Mrs. Hudson).
Johnlock will never become BBC series canon. That’s been stated by everyone involved in the series to the point of irritation because “fans” won’t respect the choices of the writers of a series they claim to love (barring whatever episode people don’t like).That doesn’t and shouldn’t stop headcanon shipping . It does however, not excuse outright hatred.
Respectful, tolerant and honorable fans? They might not like her, but they won’t erase Mary.
It’s sad and disheartening and quite frankly sickening to see the Sherlock fandom once again become “that” fandom…the one people shake their heads at and can’t respect, get annoyed at, and even hate because the minority of Mary haters are so vocal and have acted in such a disgusting way.
It’s all begun again. The fighting and hatred over a character that, for some reason, people think will destroy their headcanon ship. Mary won’t. You can still write your fanfic. Still ship Johnlock. But can’t you treat Mary with decency? With respect? Without eliminating a strong, intelligent, independent, and major female character?
Finally, Mary seems to be the very woman that many have said they’ve been waiting for in this series. Acting so blatantly misogynistic towards Mary while complaining about the misogyny in Sherlock is the very definition of irony.
submitted to thebritishteapot-a fan with immense respect and decency
I’m publishing this because it’s a wise message. I don’t feel in the position do comment on single posts, statements or pictures, also because I didn’t have the chance yet to see Mary’s haters in action. But I do know about the threats Amanda is getting, and I think this is something that we should discuss about, separately, because it’s a very serious thing.
My opinion is that people should stop hurting both her AND themselves by thinking that sending death threats to an actress would make johnlock canon, or would make those people into a true fans. This behaviour is not getting them - and unfortunately the whole fandom - anywere but a very bad situation