Will break your heart
buy you cupcakes
read the Torah
and dance with puppies,
whether they are skinny or not.
It’s really just
OH MY GOD I GOT ANON HATE I’M SO EXCITED IT’S MY FIRST YAAY
Alright. Firstly, it’s actually not any of your concern whether I find something problematic or not (unless you’re an empathic person who actually gives a crap when something might be offensive to someone.)
The thing with Anderson was problematic, because it was one of a long line of film/television scenes which portray people with mental illnesses badly. Mental illness stigma is an actual thing, with serious consequences for people who have it. And in case you don’t actually believe that, if you come off anon I can give you a personal account of how it’s had massive repercussions in my life.
As regards Sherlock/Moriarty - I didn’t mind it when I watched it, because I did find it funny. But then I thought about why it was funny and realised that, you know what, it was probably quite upsetting for a number of queer followers of the show. Also that both you and I have been culturally conditioned to find certain things funny that are really just not nice. I found it hilarious because I don’t ship Sherlock/Moriarty and I don’t see it - but if they did something like that over a ship that I did genuinely support, then wow. I’d feel stupid for having shipped it, but upset because it was something I would have cared about, and just confused because writers seem to find it hilarious, sending mixed signals to fans.
In conclusion: sod off, sunshine xx
my 3 year old sister of indian heritage already hates the way she looks because she doesn’t look like 99% of the white girls in disney/tv/toys and it breaks my fucking heart. she’s 3 fucking years old and shedding genuine tears because she has dark skin and hair and eyes, so dont dare pull a fucking hissy fit when people actually try to be fucking POC inclusive with something as important as children’s media
"but it’s an old EUROPEAN fairy tale" yeah suck my dick
Eurgh, this was literally me. Lack of POC inclusion in children’s media gave me serious ethnic dysphoria
And I mean, it was obviously really well-made cinematography-wise, the music was great, the script was solid, the acting was good, and seeing John go off at Sherlock a million times was highly satisfying…
But eurgh, all the problematicness. To be honest, I think the thing that got me the most was a) what they did to Anderson, particularly with that really bizarre breakdown scene which made me feel vaguely insulted as a mental illness person, though I’m not entirely sure why - and b) that they didn’t show Donovan.
Sherlock was an ass, in so many ways it wasn’t even funny.
And the way they played the Sherlock/Moriarty scene was horrid; massively disrespectful to the people who read the dynamic that way (and with good reason). It really highlights a common phenomenon in television right now that is infuriating - where writers deliberately hype up the more-than-platonicness of a slash pairing and then mock the fans for correctly reading it as more than platonic. And this is coming from someone who really, really doesn’t like the Sherlock/Moriarty pairing.
Though to their credit, Mary turned out better than I would have expected, and the Sherlock&Mycroft scene where they were reminiscing on their childhood was done very well.