#oh reblogging this again because i wanted to talk about the apple #the biting of the apple and the fall of man #moriarty is eve clearly #no but really this is something i want to think about a lot more and write pages and pages on #because i did a reading of eve in paradise lost asserting that she brought relational identity and the possibility of deconstruction to t… #the text/the world #and i think that could fit in so interestingly with moriarty and his status as the storyteller #and the ongoing theme of the fairy tale #i really think that throughout moriarty wants sherlock to subvert the simple antagnoistic hero/villain structure he’s setting up #which is why the ‘i’m not one of them’ line affects moriarty so profoundly
#oh god i’ve been trying to figure out the apple in the context of fairytales but didn’t think about it in a religious context #yes #because there are religious references all over this episode #with the whole ‘you’re on the side of the angels’ thing while playing sinnerman for moriarty #and the idea of the fall - as a fall from grace or a descent to hell #but then sherlock subverting the angel/devil heaven/hell dichotomy by saying #’you want me to shake hands with you in hell i shall not disappoint you’ #and asserting that while he’s on the side of the angels he is not one himself #so good yes i’ll think about the apple some more
#YES #also that final moment between sherlock and moriarty does have a religious tone going for it #what with this like heavenly light suddenly shining down on them #and moriarty doesn’t just thank sherlock he also says ‘bless you’ #i think he finds a different kind of divinity in that moment #a divinity that arises not from within either of them but in that endlessly complex space between #i like to think that when sherlock says ‘i am you’ he too ‘bites the apple’ in a sense
OH I love that interpretation of Sherlock biting the apple on the roof. God, if you read it that way…. with Moriarty as Eve and Sherlock as Adam, then the fall that Moriarty talks about can be seen as the fall from grace after they’ve both bitten the apple. So Moriarty saying “I owe you a fall” is him offering the apple to Sherlock. Offering him knowledge, a higher understanding, a higher state of being. Because Sherlock is so limited where he is on the right side of the law. Ugh I know this is a way too literary criticism-y way to analyze it, but the idea is just really beautiful.
I’m seeing all of this stupid Castiel/Misha Collins hate and it’s ridiculous.
Where are the Misha haters? I will also need a bazooka. :D
Such a thing exists?
Don’t you dare hurt our precious Misha!
- Me: No it's ok I'll be alright I don't wanna burden you with my emotional garbage don't worry
- Me: FRIEND IS SAD? TELL ME EVERYTHING. DON'T HOLD BACK. I'M HERE FOR YOU. DO YOU WANT ICE CREAM? BLANKET? I'VE CLEARED THE NEXT 5 HOURS OF MY SCHEDULE, TALK TO ME. I BROUGHT OREOS.
look at these boots and tell me you dont immediately want to go adventuring in them holy shit i love these shoes so much
“Challenge accepted!” —SPN fandom.
omg this is still going
IT’S A RULE TO REBLOG EVERY TIME IT SHOWS UP ON YOUR DASH.
Third time reblogging it today, and I regret nothing
Broke 5 Million!
WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING
why have i never added my AU-version…
John’s face as he sees Sherlock rushing into the fire to save him. Ugh, my heart.
He’s literally mouthing “What?”
He never understands. START UNDERSTANDING, JOHN. Sob.
AU where Cam is just a really misunderstood guy who wants John Watson to understand Sherlock would do anything for him.
I saw someone do this and I guess I’ll find out who really cares…
For each note I’ll set back my suicide date by one day.
Current suicide date: July 8, 2014
not just followers, everyone.
I’m here if any of you need to talk<3
The best part is, this post actually does something, it offers support, unlike one of those useless “reblog if you care” posts.
Exactly. Which is why I’ll reblog this one.