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3rd September, 2014

letsallofthem asks:

Hello! Love your blog, I frankly spend waaay too much time on here. Not that it's a bad thing! Anyway, I sort of just realized something. But I was just curious on your take on this. In TSiB, John tells Sherlock his middle name is Hamish. So, why TSoT is Sherlock, with all his mindpalace, trying to figure out his middle name. He should already know right or do you think this is a way he can focus on John in safe manner? "Look John at all this time I am spending thinking about you. <3" Thanks! -J

deducingbbcsherlock:

Hi, and thank you! The Hamish timeline is really tricky, because in TSoT Sherlock’s MP sequence includes a bunch of flashbacks. He’s not trying to figure out John’s middle name during the wedding – he learned it years ago, and now he’s remembering how he obsessed over it, how secretive John was about it, and the lengths Sherlock had to go through to figure it out. He’s just realized Tessa knew John’s middle name, which Sherlock found unusual because John was so tight-lipped about it. 

But this is definitely a place where the fabric separating reality from metaphor is worn thin. Because, as Sherlock acknowledges, “Hamish” was on John’s wedding invitation. Therefore it wasn’t a secret – anyone who saw the invitation would know. Tessa saw the wedding invitation, and that was the clue that triggered Sherlock’s Mayfly Man deduction process, but it was entirely unnecessary to show us that lengthy flashback montage demonstrating how secretive John was with his middle name. That secrecy was irrelevant because Hamish appeared on the wedding invitation. It wasn’t a secret in TSoT.

So why did Sherlock spend so much time remembering how he obsessed over it? And why on earth would a man who has no room for the solar system or who the prime minister is in his mind obsess over learning his flatmate’s middle name so much anyway? Because as he keeps doing on the wedding day, Sherlock is making one more deduction than he expected – that he’s in love. 

We know from the flashbacks that Sherlock had procured John’s birth certificate before John blurted out “Hamish” in front of Irene. And the first flashback, when Sherlock first sees the “H,” shows Sherlock has started smoking again.

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In TGG, Sherlock is still on nicotine patches: he reminds John of this at Janus Cars and says “I’m doing well.” So the smoking began again between TGG and ASiB. Which makes perfect sense – he started smoking after what happened at the pool with Jim, when John offered to sacrifice his own life to save Sherlock.

Sherlock has no idea what to do with these feelings he has for John. He doesn’t even know what they mean. That confusion, all those emotions he doesn’t understand, manifest into a renewed smoking habit and an otherwise inexplicable obsession with something as trivial as John’s middle name.

Now, at the wedding, he’s finally coming to understand what those emotions and that obsession meant/mean.

Metaphorically, “Hamish” represents John’s other secret: his own feelings for Sherlock. That’s why the only flashback in the sequence that was actually from a previous episode is the one where John blurts out “Hamish” when he thinks Sherlock is flirting back with Irene. Both John’s secrets are revealed at once – his middle name, and his jealousy. Back in ASiB, Sherlock didn’t understand John’s outburst. But now, at the wedding, Sherlock is putting the pieces together.

He realizes he’s in love, and he realizes John just might feel the same. But his mind is still preoccupied with the Mayfly Man case, so he hasn’t had time to think about what this means – about the fact that hey, John just got married. For once, Sherlock’s heart is ahead of his brain. That’s why he looks so, so purely happy here:

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His brain catches up once its solved the mystery of Sholto and the delayed action stabbing, and the metaphor rises to the surface again with the Sholto-Sherlock parallel (Mr. Holmes, you and I are similar, I think. Yes, I think we are.)

As Sherlock talks to Sholto through the door, his epiphany about John begins to sink in – you can see it happen. Despite what he feels (and what John feels), Sherlock knows he can’t tell him now. 

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Not at John’s wedding. We wouldn’t do that, would we…you and me. We would never do that to John Watson.

(via Always You, Never A Replacement)

2nd September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Shouldn't Steve be sterile too, really? Otherwise, what's the reason for why there's not an army of US government created Captain America kids running around? You'd think that'd be the next logical step when they realized they couldn't recreate the serum...

misspryss:

actualmenacebuckybarnes:

Well, since the serum is an enhancement, it’s unlikely to be passed through genetics (the doctors probably tested this, somehow, haha). Steve’s kids are more likely to inherit his asthma and weak stature. 

OH MY GOD THO

A SINISTER GOVT EXPERIMENT TO CREATE AN ARMY OF TINY CAPTAIN AMERICAS

STEVE FINDS OUT ABOUT IT AT SOME POINT

AND IT’S BASICALLY ELEVEN TOW-HEADED, ASTHMATIC, ALLERGIC, IMMUNO-COMPROMISED LITTLE BEANPOLES WITH BAD ATTITUDES

AGES 8-12

SOCKED AWAY SOMEWHERE

LIKE IN A WAREHOUSE OR WHATEVER

WITH A COUPLE OF OVERWHELMED INTERNS BABYSITTING THEM

BECAUSE THE RESEARCHERS HAD ALL THEIR FUNDING TAKEN AWAY WHEN CAPTAIN AMERICA’S SECRET UBERMENCH CLONES TURNED OUT TO BE A BUNCH OF WEAKLINGS

AND NOBODY KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH THIS GAGGLE OF KIDS (WHO ARE SHRILL AND UNMANAGEABLE AND WHEEZE A LOT)

EXCEPT MAKE SURE THEY GET ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE AND REGULAR MEALS

AND REGRET THEIR IN RETROSPECT VERY OBVIOUS ERRORS

AND HOPE STEVE DOESN’T FIND OUT

WHICH OF COURSE HE DOES

BACK AT THE TOWER

EVERYONE’S INHALERS KEEP GETTING MIXED UP

THERE ARE COLORED PENCILS EVERYWHERE

A FISTFIGHT ABOUT THE NATURE OF JUSTICE ENSUES BETWEEN THE 9 YEAR OLD ONE AND ONE OF THE 11 YEAR OLDS

AND BUCKY

IS

ON

CLOUD

9

(via SlippedDee)

31st July, 2014

afalsebravado:

Headcanon - Bucky falls in love with classic 80’s rock and sings it at Steve loudly and unexpectedly.

Steve comes into the shared kitchen of the Avengers Tower and sees Clint and Natasha sitting at the table, sharing a fruit salad.  They’re talking in quiet voices, leaning in towards one another.  Bucky is at the counter, perched on a stool, spooning sugary cereal into his mouth.

"Hey Steve," he says, milk dripping over his lips.

"Bucky," Steve chides playfully, "manners."

Bucky wipes at his mouth with the sleeve of his shirt and smiles widely, teeth bared.  Steve narrows his eyes and gestures at him, open-palmed, telegraphing an unspoken ‘Really?’

Bucky shrugs and laughs.  ”Hey, listen,” he says, “do you have a minute?  I’d… actually like to talk.”

Steve feels his heart beat a little harder in his chest, worried about what could be on Bucky’s mind.  ”Yeah, of course.”  He glances over at Clint and Natasha.  ”You want to go somewhere else?”

"Nah, here’s fine."  Bucky rests his spoon in his bowl and takes a deep breath.  "Steve, I…"  He falters, looks down.

Oh God, Steve thinks.  He says nothing, but tries to look encouraging.

"I gotta take a little time," Bucky finally continues.  "A little time to think things over."

Shit.  Steve knew that things were too good to be true.  He had gotten Bucky back after everything that had happened.  They were living together again.  They had even… admitted things.  Shared a few intimate moments.  Steve had thought that they were taking things slow enough, but now he was second-guessing himself.

"Yeah, no, that’s fine, I get that," he replies, quietly.  He looks down at the counter and traces a tile with his thumb.

"I better read between the lines, in case I need it when I’m older," Bucky says.

Steve looks up, confused.  He catches a familiar expression in Bucky’s eyes but he’s so off-balance from the conversation that he thought they were having that he can’t place it.

On the other side of the room, Nat stands up from the table and croons a gentle “Ooh ahhh” vocalization.  Steve stares at her, mouth slightly open.  Then, he realizes what is happening.

"No-" He starts to protest, but is cut off by Bucky jumping off his stool and thrusting his arm into the air.

"Now this mountain I must climb," he sings, slightly off key, "feels like a world upon my shoulders."

"Stop it, stop it this instant," Steve says to him, backing up towards the door.  Clint runs over before he can escape and blocks the doorway.  He shakes his head, a smug grin on his face.

"Through the clouds I see love shine," Bucky lowers his arm and locks his gaze on Steve.  "It keeps me warm as life grows colder."

Steve crosses his arms over his chest and does his best impression of a frown.  In spite of himself, he feels a grin creeping on to his face and a nostalgic lightness in his chest.

Bucky crosses over to where Clint and Natasha are standing by the entrance to the kitchen and starts belting out the next part of the song.

"IN MY LIFE, THERE’S BEEN HEARTACHE AND PAIN," he clutches at his chest and Clint dissolves into laughter.

"I DON’T KNOW IF I CAN FACE IT AGAIN."

Natasha picks up her role as background singer and Steve tries desperately to find a cabinet large enough to crawl into and hide.

"CAN’T STOP NOW I’VE TRAVELED SO FAR, TO CHANGE THIS LONELY LIFE."

"Please don’t do this," Steve pleads, desperate to stop Bucky before the chorus.  It is, of course, no use.

"I WANNA KNOW WHAT LOVE IS!"  Bucky sings as loudly as possible.  He falls to his knees in front of Steve.  "I WANT YOU TO SHOW MEEE!"

Steve backs up against the counter as Bucky reaches out, grasping for him.

"I WANNA FEEL WHAT LOVE IS…" he continues, and Steve can hear the barely contained laughter in his voice.  "I KNOW YOU CAN SHOW MEEEE!

Bucky finally reaches the limits of his composure and flops over in a fit of laughter.  Natasha doubles over and clings to Clint for support as the three of them cackle over Steve’s misfortune.

Steve waits until the laughter dies down and they’re all gasping for breath before he speaks.  He looks each of them in the eyes and then says:

"Get.  Fucked."

Steve stalks out of the kitchen as peals of renewed laughter follow him down the hall.

(via A False Bravado)

25th July, 2014

brianaistre:

mirahxox:

chocolateist:

yougurtandchocolate:

john-eggmcmuffin:

dancinghomestuckforever:

godtechturninheads:

i tried to take a picture damnit

annnnnd you are fucking adorable

AWE THAT WAS ONE OF THE CUTEST THINGS IVE EVER SEEN YOURE A BAB Y

It’s like a fawn getting disappointed then getting happy. TOO ADORABLE

Did Pixar make you? Oh my lord

is this tinkerbell?

Actual real life living breathing Disney character.

brianaistre:

mirahxox:

chocolateist:

yougurtandchocolate:

john-eggmcmuffin:

dancinghomestuckforever:

godtechturninheads:

i tried to take a picture damnit

annnnnd you are fucking adorable

AWE THAT WAS ONE OF THE CUTEST THINGS IVE EVER SEEN YOURE A BAB Y

It’s like a fawn getting disappointed then getting happy. TOO ADORABLE

Did Pixar make you? Oh my lord

is this tinkerbell?

Actual real life living breathing Disney character.

(via too lazy for this...)