Is This A Kink I Have Or Was This Fic just Really Well Written; an existential crisis in three acts
In WWII the phrase “Vatican Cameos” was used when a person who was not in the British army came before the general, or other high up ranks, as a signal to the other officers that the person was armed.
So when Sherlock says “Vatican Cameos” to warn John that the safe has a gun in it, it’s not something that they’ve set up as a code word- It’s a code Sherlock knew John would know- being a soldier!
There has been a great deal of noise made about the blatant sexism of BBC Sherlock and I often wonder have I been watching the same show? Moffat and Gatiss have (intentionally or otherwise) given us great examples of strong, independent professional women. We just have to look at beyond the…
Some quotes from the essay that make my heart sing:
The Molly we see interacting with Sherlock is not the capable professional woman, she is deliberately letting go of her façade because she wants to be that love struck teenage girl again. She is stunned, flabbergasted and thrown off balance by him but in a way she likes that. When you have to be in complete control of your emotions all the time during your professional work, it is nice to meet someone you simply can’t fathom and having a giant crush on them is great way to actually get in contact with your emotions. In her interactions with Sherlock, Molly allows herself to feel the joy, sorrow, surprise and heart-ache of someone who is in love and that isn’t a luxury doctors can indulge in most of the time.
Considering these facts does Molly Hooper sound like a weak woman to you? If you still think so perhaps you would like to tell the next female doctor you meet just how weak you think she is.
Yes. Considering I’m going into medicine, please, please try this. Give me an excuse to lay into you.
Wait. I’m not done. There’s some good stuff about Sally Donovan, too:
Whistle-blowers (which is exactly what Sally has become) are actively persecuted in the police as well as the NHS… This is not a way to advance your career in…the police, it is good way to end it, permanently.
…We have to understand that what Sally exposed is a disaster for the entire Met Police Force, her division and her own career. Many people have suggested that Sally would be promoted to the Lestrade’s position but this is simply not how it is done in the UK…
…A scandal of this magnitude would result in a huge number of high profile cases being retried. The entire division will be tarred by the fallout from this and Sally is not going to escape the damage…
…Sally knew that she was potentially destroying her career but she wanted to do the right thing even if it meant sacrificing everything that she holds dear.
Sally knew that she was potentially destroying her career but she wanted to do the right thing
OH MY GOD I LOVE HER TOO MUCH
Sherlock AU: Femlock/Molrenelock (is that a thing? It is now) with Lara Pulver as Sherlock Holmes, Louise Brealey as Joan Watson.
Episode 1: “A Study in Pink”
OH MY GOD I NEVER KNEW I WANTED THIS UNTIL NOW