thinking about how soft martin freeman’s hands were and how good he smelt lord save me
Lovin’ these tiny ink-wash people that artist + SFMOMA employee Tim Svenonius painted on our office’s wall for the staff art show. There are hundreds of ‘em wandering the blank whiteness of the hallway, reminding us to take our time and slow down. :)
If you must wait,
Wait for them here in my arms as I shake
If you must weep,
Do it right here in my bed as I sleep
If you must mourn, my love
Mourn with the moon and the stars up above
If you must mourn,
Don’t do it alone
i get that you mean it as a compliment but please don’t tell me/anyone else that “god gave you talent” because i worked so hard at my chosen fields for years and so did lots of other people and reducing the result of those hours and hours of effort down to a divine gift is really quite insulting thank you
john grabbing sherlock’s knee and telling him he doesn’t mind more like
What can we deduce from this photoshoot?
- sherlock: john, could you hold this for me
- john: okay.
- john: that's your hand.
- sherlock: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I answered an Anon ask, but it looks like it disappeared when I hit publish. Sorry, Anon! Here’s the ask:
In response to John to Mary at Xmas: I may have been the only one, but I always felt that John’s words weren’t romantic. They were a foreboding promise. “The problems of your future are my privilege” i.e. I feel privileged to be responsible for anything bad that befalls you in the future.
I agree – when John says “these are prepared words, I’ve chosen these words with care,” that’s a blaring clue that she (along with viewers) should sit up and pay close attention. There are two signs to the coin.
The problems of your past are your business. The problems of your future are my privilege.
Heads: What you did in the past doesn’t change the fact that I love you. We will face the problems of your future together.
Tails: What you did in the past is for you to deal with. The resulting east wind that’s about to come down on you is courtesy of yours truly.
And then: That’s all I have to say. That’s all I need to know.
I understand why many (most?) viewers heard heads. I kind of did too, the first time I saw the scene. Because I expected a reconciliation, even though I was confused as to why we were getting one. And Mary’s teary, heartfelt reaction encourages us to hear John’s words the way she does. But it felt off to me because of the delivery. Look at him.
Mary’s reaction seems very genuine to me – real relief. So it threw me off that her crying didn’t seem to affect John. And his face in that last gif, when they’re hugging and she can’t see him…he just has this worried, is this the right thing to do expression that could mean a lot of things, but does not look like the face of a relieved man who has just reconciled with his wife.
The writers chose John’s words with care. And there’s a reason those words don’t include “love” or “forgive.”
I didn’t know Martin Freeman wrote baby books