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Always Johnlock

it’s 2014 and people still think that romantic orientation and sexual orientation are automatically synonymous and that being gay and being asexual/on the asexual spectrum are mutually exclusive

the argument that johnlock shippers only say that irene is gay because we don’t want her to ‘interfere with our ship’ is completely incomprehensible to me because literally the line we are deriving this argument from is “well i am [gay], look at us both”

like she LITERALLY SAYS that she’s gay and then she LITERALLY SAYS that she’s attracted to sherlock despite that

we’re arguing that she views HERSELF as gay with an exception we’re not arguing that she’s not remotely sexually/romantically interested in sherlock (though many of us argue that we would really rather she wouldn’t on account of being tired of a) irene being turned from a worthy adversary to a lovelorn damsel in multiple adaptations [though really she’s both in sherlock and her falling in love doesn’t make her less worthy by any means, though it would have been preferable if she did actually beat him] and b) the ‘lesbian falls for a man’/’ex lesbian’ trope)

#ia

toxickittycat:

Some people see shops, people, jobs and life; but when you’re there with Holmes, you see a battlefield.

holmestiel-love:

wsswatson:

The fact of the matter is that these writers are VERY particular about wording, and Irene directly says “I am [gay]”. She could quite easily have said “Neither am I. I like women and men” or some variety thereof, which would have cast her as bi/pan and solidified queer readings of John’s character more effectively. The fact that the writers chose not to do that demonstrates that she really does think of herself as gay and views her attraction to Sherlock as an exception.

Irene’s like a 5.5 on the kinsey scale and that’s pretty cool.

ehhh the kinsey scale is REALLY binarist and existed before poly identities were really recognised and hasn’t been used by experts in sexuality for years, i’d avoid using it as far as possible

dorcasdeadowes replied to your post: ironically, the fact john is ‘not gay…

ah the most logical statement I have ever read

it convinced me tbh i’m deleting my meta

The fact of the matter is that these writers are VERY particular about wording, and Irene directly says “I am [gay]”. She could quite easily have said “Neither am I. I like women and men” or some variety thereof, which would have cast her as bi/pan and solidified queer readings of John’s character more effectively. The fact that the writers chose not to do that demonstrates that she really does think of herself as gay and views her attraction to Sherlock as an exception.

#ia

Because if Irene isn’t just gay the fanatical Johnlock shippers see her as more of a threat to their precious ship. Frankly, it should be more accepted if they insist on saying John is secretly gay.

literally nobody says that i can’t believe you just defended reading a self-identified lesbian as bi and in the same breath erased the very popular bi reading of a character who never self-identifies as anything in particular

ironically, the fact john is ‘not gay’ means he’s bisexual,even with wife (which is possible, but it hasn’t been proven) the fact sherlock is deemed asexual means he’s a ‘gay baby’ for john, but honestly sexuality is VERY confusing. irene can be bi.

literally what

show-me-the-pony asked: Somebody calling Sherlock hot when he was in secondary school and he looks confused and says no, he has a perfectly normal core body temperature as far as he knows and then goes off to check his temperature

ASHDJAHDJAHSD HE WOULD

facts that people manage to miss despite being made abundantly clear by the dialogue:

  • john is sherlock’s only pressure point
  • irene is a self-identified lesbian
  • john’s orientation is unconfirmed other than him not being exclusively attracted to men
  • sherlock wasn’t conscious to be able to know who called his ambulance
  • mycroft and sherlock love each other