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16 January 2014 @ 11:48 am
Reason # 546 My Mother is Awesome  
Me: *eating cereal, pauses* Do you suppose you could use Sherlock's coat to blanket pull him?
Mum: *typing an e-mail, no hesitation* Oh yeah, for sure.

This is also the woman who very thoughtfully debated with me about whether or not Gladstone would be best to stay with Sherlock when Abby first comes home from the hospital, or stay with John and meet her right away, and suggested that when he does meet her, it should be at John's house, and not Sherlock's because 'I don't think Sherlock would be very happy about having a baby around and the dog would pick up on that'.

It's nice to have a fellow geek so near at hand.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: John Watsonaelfgyfu_mead on January 16th, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
That's awesome!

My mom once suggested that I print out some of my fic so that she could read it. Um, maybe not: she has never seen any of the shows for which I've written. I was excited when she finally started watching Sherlock that maybe we could have a fandom in common—but she quit watching after "The Hounds of Baskerville." Why the frell did she quit after "Hounds"? She said she didn't like it very much.

Well, it's not as if she had a fannish personality anyway.

It's great that your mom is not only understanding but helpful!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 17th, 2014 04:33 am (UTC)

My mom once suggested that I print out some of my fic so that she could read it.


My mum hasn't read any of my fic, though she's heard a bit of it as I read it to my brother's ex-girlfriend. I don't know if I'd feel comfortable with her reading it. I don't know why, I don't write anything smutty or anything, but it's a bit mine, I guess. She does let me natter to her, though, and always answers my weird medical queries.

Why the frell did she quit after "Hounds"? She said she didn't like it very much.

Huh. Hounds is my favourite Series Two episode. It has issues, mostly in regards to drugging John, but I was so happy to have Sherlock back to being realistic and John back to not worshiping him after Scandal, that I sort of can overlook that. Or at least have a headcanon that they discussed it further at a later point in time.

My personal opinion is that Gatiss forgets about John's PTSD and fails to think about how what Sherlock is doing would be triggering to him. That bit on the train at the end of Hearse is the same. Not something you do to a man who has genuinely almost been blown up for real.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 17th, 2014 04:54 am (UTC)
Hahaha! Awesome!

My mom has that interesting quality where she'll hate-watch something but still ask questions that many a fan has asked. For example, she wondered what it said on John's CV in "Blind Banker." She was quite pleased when I found someone on the Internet had typed the entire thing out to share.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 17th, 2014 05:00 am (UTC)
Hee!

John's CV makes no sense, starting with the fact that it claims he's only twenty-eight. I shouldn't be as bothered by that as I am.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 17th, 2014 05:02 am (UTC)
Maybe it was a prop reuse from when they almost hired Matt Smith as Watson.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 17th, 2014 05:04 am (UTC)
Ha! I am so horrified but intrigued by that thought. I just can't see him in the part at all, but I'd be interested. Him and Benedict, the Cheekbone Squad, solving crimes with floppy hair and long limbs.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 17th, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
He nearly got the role but Moffat and Gatiss thought he was a bit too energetic and flaily to be a good Watson against the sort of Holmes they were putting together. Thus they decided to start looking a older actors.

And then Moffat had a bit of a light bulb moment for Doctor Who. "Energetic, flaily, speed talker...wait..."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 17th, 2014 05:08 am (UTC)
I sort of wonder if Benedict would have gone for a more controlled Sherlock if Matt had been a more bouncy Watson, though. I know Ben said his interpretation of the role changed when Martin auditioned, so I wonder if he would have modulated it with Matt, too. I think Matt would have been more of the traditional 'comic relief' Watson, a bit silly. Martin managed to make John fairly capable, if not as a clever.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 17th, 2014 05:10 am (UTC)
I feel like a Watson played by Matt Smith would be much more inclined to follow Sherlock's mad ideas with little complaint. Even if Martin Freeman's Watson ultimately goes with Sherlock, he at least had many moments of "Are you insane?! No! No, that's...but it's Christmas! No! Okay, fine..."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 17th, 2014 05:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think Matt Smith's Watson would have been more of an admiring fanboy, too. The fact that Martin is older than Benedict gives the relationship some balance, a little bit. John is older and wiser, while also being admiring and a pushover. If he were younger, it might come off more as a crush, maybe. Does that make sense? Like a mentor-pupil more than a very odd friendship.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 17th, 2014 05:15 am (UTC)
Yes, the age gap does balance out the relationship a bit. Sherlock is clearly cleverer but John has knowledge you just get from living your life that Sherlock hasn't quite gotten yet.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 17th, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
And John had a life on fast-forward from being in the army, too. He has more experience than most men his age do. He's world-weathered, where Sherlock just likes to think he is.

That's the other thing--I'm not sure if I could buy Matt Smith as an ex-soldier.