Casually sobbing over a gifset.
This is perfect.
My beautiful boys, sassing the living hell out of each other.
It’s like the must grudging family photo ever. All it needs is Mycroft in a Santa hat to be perfect.
I love John’s reaction to this. It’s wonderful.
Mycroft, you are the world’s most patient big brother.
Have you ever looked at how many times Mycroft could make a snide remark at Sherlock, and doesn’t? He lets Sherlock get the last word, or changes the subject? He was an only child until he was SEVEN, and then this little…person came along. And the person has grown up to be Sherlock.
When people were all bitchy that Mycroft was mean about Sherlock not having sex… I would like to find some of those people and chat with them.
The ‘not having sex’ line as after Sherlock came to Buckingham Palace, stark naked except for a blanket and then refused to put on clothes until Mycroft nearly took the blanket off him. Mycroft was probably at the end of his patience by that point.
Daaaawwww, you’re so cute. :) Yes, that is indeed the scene I mean. What I said, though, was that I would like to find the people who thought it was mean of him, and chat to them. Possibly over hot chocolate. And explain things. Because they’re clearly just not getting it.
Yeah, I’m pretty much the full-time Mycroft Defense League. Mycroft Anti-Defamation League. (I’ll work on the name.)
Frankly, I think the people who think Mycroft was being mean and hurtful to Sherlock are a bit immature to not see the bigger picture. They only see that someone hurt their Sherlock, and not how Sherlock is awful to his older brother, who is trying to make everything run smoothly.
It sort of bothers me when John can’t see that either.
In my experience, my sisters and I are just awful at poking at each other and giving each other crap. Isn’t that what siblings do? If your family can’t do it a little (which helps you adjust to other social situations so you can grow a bit of a tougher skin), who can? *shrugs*
#can i please direct everyone who treats john watson like a ‘precious fine thing’ to this conversation. #because guess what people mycroft is not wrong. #john watson does not need you to feel sorry for him and protect him from big bad sherlock holmes and his bag of evil tricks. #john watson did not fall into this. #john watson was not tricked into this lifestyle. #when john watson walks with sherlock holmes he sees the battlefield #and that’s what he wants. #when we first met john #in his first meeting with his therapist #he says ‘nothing ever happens to me’ #and he doesn’t want his life to be like that #he doesn’t want tea parties and harrods and a psychosomatic limp #he likes the craziness that comes with sherlock #the heart-pounding gut-wrenching curveballs that he constantly gets thrown #this is exactly what he wants. #he is not precious. #he is not a child. #he was a soldier! he had bad days. #john watson: better than you #john watson: not a teddy bear #john watson: bad ass mother fucker #john watson: more than jam and jumpers