that time John slips up with the cheekbones comment is such a fave of mine, like it makes me wonder how many times John’s been writing up a case for the blog and gotten totally carried away describing Sherlock physically to the point that he…
Sherlock and Moriarty have spent a grand total of maybe 15 minutes interacting with each other (at least directly). Really only at the pool and on Bart's roof. And in both of those instances, the lives of Sherlock and those he loves were under threat. When a rabid dog is in front of you, you do everything you can not to set it off. That doesn't mean you respect it, it just means you don't want to get your throat torn out.
yes. and the rabid dog metaphor is very accurate, in light of this:
Do you ship Johnlock in the ACD canon? Do you think that ACD intended to write them as in love? Because as my thought process goes, there's a pretty good chance that he, as a product of his time, was homophobic, maybe not to the point where he wouldn't befriend a gay man (Wilde) but to the point where he might not intentionally write gay characters. Just a thought.
I absolutely ship them in the ACD canon. I think there’s a lot of suggestion that Holmes and Watson were (very implicitly, of course) queer and in love in the canon, for instance:
the fact that Holmes and Watson were out of London in April - May 1895 (in The Adventure of the Three Students), possibly the worst time to be queer in London due to Oscar Wilde being on trial and the authorities clamping down on sodomy laws