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penelope1730:

consulting-pathologist:

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Time for another speculative theory… In ASIB prior to the Christmas scene, suppose Sherlock had been mistakenly informed that Molly had a boyfriend. He was especially agitated during this scene. Now this was probably due to the fact that all these people were in his flat. But maybe…

Lovely meta!!! So many Molly / Sherlock feels. :) And, think about this too: Who invited Molly in the first place…or told her there would be a small holiday gathering? Sherlock invited her. It’s clear from the conversation she’s having with Mrs Hudson, John and Lestrade, they didn’t do it. It was Sherlock. He probably told her it was a casual gathering, something Mrs Hudson wants, downplaying the whole thing but, you know, she’s welcome. And, Molly who’s been waiting for this since ASiP is sooo happy. He was definitely expecting her, especially since he invited her.

But, what if — and this is just a question for you - no one misinformed him she might be seeing someone - but instead he jumped to that conclusion when he first saw her appear on the stairs? Prompting his derisive “Oh, dear lord” comment. Meaning (maybe) — "Oh, god, here we go again. She’s interested in someone else. Look at her hair and make up, when I told her it was casual. Didn’t she learn anything from the Moriarty fiasco? I’m sure she’s chosen someone awful. Why does she always insist on messing with our dynamic?" etc. Just wondering. Love your thoughts on this scene! :)

I always assumed Mrs. Hudson arranged the party, but I would agree with you that Sherlock probably was the one to invite Molly.  While Mrs. Hudson and Molly have most likely met before (because of the comment about her hip), I doubt Mrs. Hudson would have invited her on her own. John isn’t really close to her and Lestrade was a guest himself so that leaves Sherlock. I bet as Sherlock was chatting with her one day at Barts, he casually brought it up: “Oh by the way Mrs. Hudson insists on having some sort of Christmas get-together so if you feel inclined to stop by…” I imagine it kind of like him asking her to solve crimes in TEH only he’s less enthused about the idea of a party. Sherlock likes being in Molly’s company and I’m sure he was looking forward to having her there. He would have someone to joke around with that would make the party more bearable.  

I love the theory that the idea of the boyfriend was formed right when he saw her. It makes the scene much more sad. He was looking forward to having Molly there and now he thinks she’s just stopping by before heading to see someone else, someone she fancies. His mood definitely drops the moment she arrives. His jealousy comes out when he starts teasing her. Sherlock has always taken a concern in her relationship status. I think Sherlock feels that Molly is better than all these guys she dates and doesn’t understand why she is going out with people who are beneath her. Like you say he’s probably thinking why is she doing this again? 

Thanks for the response! I hadn’t thought about it this way before. Also, I always enjoy reading your meta. :) 

I hadn’t really thought about it this way until *your* meta, lol, because this is brilliant! :)

Anonymous asked: Series 4 ends with Molly saving Sherlock for the third time.

defenestratrix:

But soon after saving his stupid ass again, Sherlock begins to conjure up Molly’s image even when he isn’t in imminent mortal danger, calling on her for increasingly mundane decisions, like which anti-fungal cream to use under his dozens of neck rolls, or how many bees he wants to secretly keep in Mycroft’s library. It happens so often, he starts to imagine her in locations other than the morgue, and sporting ensembles other than her trusty cardigan and lab coat. Mind-Molly is only slightly taken aback the day he pictures her in the dress from that Christmas, hair down and lipstick rubbed off. She’s positively delighted when he imagines them both in swimwear, on the warm and sunny coast of what appears to be the Côte d’Azur. Even when he tucks her into one of his dressing gowns by the fireplace at 221B, she hardly even pauses.

The first time he pictures her naked while talking him through yet another gunshot wound, though, she slaps him again. Hard. Then twice more because he’s slow about giving her clothes back.

In retaliation, Molly wages a prolonged mental guerrilla warfare campaign in his mind palace, jumping out dressed as Mrs. Hudson and blasting 2 Live Crew’s “Me So Horny” each time he tries to masturbate. She realizes what’s going on before he does and wants to leave Sherlock to figure it out in his own time, but eventually begins to feel a bit harried, being wrenched so often from her work as curator of all medical and forensic knowledge in the Mind-Morgue. Occasionally, when the situation doesn’t seem particularly dire, she’ll substitute herself with something or someone else in order to get a bit of work done. Once, it was a model skeleton with her scarf wrapped around it. Sherlock pouted for a week. The next time, she shoved Mind-John, wearing a long brown wig, at him through the swinging lab doors. Both were incredibly vocal about their displeasure. Events come to a head (in Sherlock’s head) when he barges into the morgue again one day and finds, in place of his pathologist, a single Post-It note, stuck to an equipment locker:

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He tracks her down eventually, at the end of a rarely-used corridor, playing fetch with Redbeard. His apology for taking so long and for monopolizing so much of her time is met with a peck on the cheek that quickly turns into much more than a peck on the lips. Before they can go any further, Mind-John tumbles out of the shadows, wearing one of Mrs. Hudson’s dresses and looking slightly embarrassed. Mary likes it, he says, after a long pause. And the air flow is good for his chafing. Plus, the material is nice.

"Always miss something," Molly sighs, reflecting Sherlock’s thought echoing around the mind palace. They clasp hands and head back to the morgue, now relocated to the basement unit at Baker Street.

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consulting-pathologist:

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Time for another speculative theory… In ASIB prior to the Christmas scene, suppose Sherlock had been mistakenly informed that Molly had a boyfriend. He was especially agitated during this scene. Now this was probably due to the fact that all these people were in his flat. But maybe…

Lovely meta!!! So many Molly / Sherlock feels. :) And, think about this too: Who invited Molly in the first place…or told her there would be a small holiday gathering? Sherlock invited her. It’s clear from the conversation she’s having with Mrs Hudson, John and Lestrade, they didn’t do it. It was Sherlock. He probably told her it was a casual gathering, something Mrs Hudson wants, downplaying the whole thing but, you know, she’s welcome. And, Molly who’s been waiting for this since ASiP is sooo happy. He was definitely expecting her, especially since he invited her.

But, what if — and this is just a question for you - no one misinformed him she might be seeing someone - but instead he jumped to that conclusion when he first saw her appear on the stairs? Prompting his derisive “Oh, dear lord” comment. Meaning (maybe) — "Oh, god, here we go again. She’s interested in someone else. Look at her hair and make up, when I told her it was casual. Didn’t she learn anything from the Moriarty fiasco? I’m sure she’s chosen someone awful. Why does she always insist on messing with our dynamic?" etc. Just wondering. Love your thoughts on this scene! :)

Anonymous asked: hi, you usually write really wonderful and insightful things about sherlock so i thought i'd ask - am i the only one who thinks, that if sherlock's story about the fall is true, doesn't it take away from molly's importance? if he knew all along he might have to fake his death, doesn't their whole thing become very insincere? or have i missed something?

Hi, Anony!

First, thank you for your kind words! :)  I’ll just share my thoughts on your question, because I think it’s really good. Brilliant, actually.  :)

In spite of what they’ve said, Moffat and Gatiss aren’t telling the whole truth. I’ve come to learn these two lie. ;) There are aspects of both Anderson’s theory and what Sherlock told Anderson that are true.

For example, in Anderson’s theory – he was determined to convince Lestrade that Molly was part of the cover-up. He said the dead body in Sherlock’s casket was Moriarty wearing a mask.  Lestrade called “Bullocks!,”  but then said something very important: “Molly Hooper laid [Sherlock] him out.”  Meaning, Molly prepared Sherlock’s body for burial – for his funeral.  In fact, we can presume there was an open casket service.

But, Sherlock wasn’t dead, so who was it?  The other dead guy that sorta looked like him? Moriarty?  Anderson’s theory, with the exception of a few things – bungee jumping through the window like James Bond – is true.  Even the kiss could have actually happened, just not the way he envisioned.  

Also, James Moriarty’s death was never announced; never made public. So, it’s interesting that Anderson would think Moriarty was disguised as Sherlock - and, he’s probably buried someplace, right?

Sherlock told Anderson that Molly faked records and found a dead body in the morgue. That’s was the role she played.

Really? lol - No, she did much more — Sherlock is fibbing.  If that’s all Molly was needed for, Mycroft could have handled that through British Security Services.

We know there’s more to the story because Lestrade told us. Molly was Sherlock’s undertaker, which is a very odd thing to do — if you really believed your friend just committed suicide. I could see selecting a suit, maybe, although that’s usually left to family. But undertaker – nah. I think that would be a very difficult task for a friend to do – especially a friend who was in love with said dead guy. Her emotions alone might compromise her. Just my opinion.

So, Molly faked some paperwork and found a dead body — she took a cast of Sherlock’s face for a mask and possibly made the mask – she not only made a different dead guy look like Sherlock, but orchestrated his funeral. All the while convincing everyone that she was grieving, too. That’s a pretty tall order to fill.

If you haven’t done so, I highly recommend reading this Meta. Whether or not it’s what really happened, the theory is so brilliant it’s worth taking note and giving serious consideration. If anything, watch the video. It’s not long.  I say this because there was also a set of contacts made, with direct evidence during the scene on Bart’s rooftop, which is part of Anderson’s theory. Actually, this whole meta has direct evidence.  And, if Sherlock did do something even remotely similar to this, then it shows Molly had a much bigger role in how everything came together.

Sherlock’s fake death was planned— but the details of how and when were pretty much left to a multitude of unknown variables. Of course Sherlock wanted to be in charge of how it unfolded, so he initiated contact with Moriarty and chose the roof. All of his support was at St Bart’s — Molly, his homeless network, and probably even a few Intelligence agents from MI-6.

But, her role was significant – and started much earlier in the episode, when she said she didn’t count. Sherlock realized she wasn’t a target – that Moriarty dismissed her significance – when, in fact, she was the most important person. Really. Not just because of her expertise, but because her belief in Sherlock never once faltered. Molly’s a smart woman – Sherlock’s reputation was under scrutiny, some very questionable things about him were coming out in the media, only hours earlier Scotland Yard attempted to arrest him for possible complicity with the kidnapping – and she knew what was going down. She never once wavered or questioned his integrity.

Molly pulled together all the unknown variables and, because of that, Sherlock was able to manipulate the whole thing on the rooftop to his advantage. She literally made the plan come together. And, she was able to conduct herself in such a way that no one, for the two years Sherlock was gone, questioned anything. Except for Anderson.

Go Molly! I honestly think she’s one of the strongest characters on this show. :)

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pawspaintsnthings:

Why does my art block only apply to things relative to my making a living?
Iv been looking at my older fanart and its really interesting how I have improved in some ways and regressed in others. I think ill reblog some old stuff. :)

Gorgeous !

bilou020285:

pawspaintsnthings:

Why does my art block only apply to things relative to my making a living?

Iv been looking at my older fanart and its really interesting how I have improved in some ways and regressed in others. I think ill reblog some old stuff. :)

Gorgeous !

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So, I took the Sherlolly kiss, looped it to SAIL, and added effects.  Yes, I am crazy.  No, I’m not sorry.

So I just had to stop and flail a bit when I got to about 2:43-2:48. LIKE HOLY SHIT MAN!!!! MIRRORED AND REVERSED, HOT DAMN IT’S EVEN HOTTER THAN THE ORIGINAL!

I thought, “Four minutes of the same 7 seconds on a loop? Nah. Can’t be good.” But then….BUT THEN! Holy shit snacks hawt.

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