I agree - sex and flirtation is Irene’s game, intellectualism is Sherlock’s, and they play one another’s games with each other, but I don’t think that Sherlock was actually attracted to her.
I present to you a puppy eating watermelon.
I can’t stop thinking about this
if u find out about a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity thru tumblr n u know them irl:
1. if they haven’t come out to u, u rlly shouldn’t bring it up
2. if u rlly gotta bring it up (eg to ask about pronouns or something) do so privately and be respectful n a decent human being n all that
3. don’t u dare out them to other people irl, this could seriously endanger them
No but guys I’m like 90% sure that if Anna and Elsa had had a conversation with each other in a street or something without a formal introduction they could talk for at least 5 minutes about random stuff like chocolate and architecture and music and they wouldn’t even know who they were talking to.
There’s only so many times I can refer to the gay coding! There are lots of signifiers that are used to imply that characters are gay that come from stereotypes so as to communicate queerness to a heteronormative audience, and lots are used in relation to Sherlock - he is flamboyant, fashion-conscious, he wears increasingly more product in his hair (something he himself equated with homosexuality in series 1), in the stag night scene he spends a while with his arse in the air and then daintily wipes vomit that looks rather more like another bodily fluid from his lip, a shot which transitions to the next through John’s parted lips, he loves dancing (in fact, he loves ballet, and in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, the adaptation which most influenced Sherlock, Holmes’ attraction to Watson is revealed through a scene backstage at a ballet performance, in which every ballet dancer save one, who is bisexual, is gay - the director of the ballet in fact says “Maybe with doctors and detectives is unusual — but in ballet, is very usual”) - the list goes on.
Some people would also argue that his military kink is canon and that he was attracted to the soldiers in The Hounds of Baskerville and The Sign of Three (I think this is a distinct possibility but it wasn’t explicit enough for me to call it canon).
In any case, he’s a fictional character, not a real person with real complexities and emotions to be wounded. Mark Gatiss reads Holmes in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes as gay and refers to it as the adaptation which inspired him the most, and there’s suggestion that Holmes may have been gay in the canon which Mark Gatiss may well agree with.
'Sherlock Holmes, again, must have sexual impulses because human beings tend to — most human beings, not absolutely all, but that’s the majority.
The fact is, he decides to put all that in an iron box to make his brain work better.
Of course, the fact that that iron box bounces around and shakes and bangs from the inside is what makes the story interesting.
He wants to rise above us like a snowcapped mountain, but he’s actually a volcano, and that’s where the story is.
That’s where the story is.’
That strongly implies to me that Sherlock is being written as somebody who experiences but suppresses attraction, and considering how careful he was to avoid sex with Janine, a woman he acknowledges to be attractive despite not being personally attracted to her - “unaware of the beautiful” - as well as with Irene (in fact, he actually seemed to panic at the idea of having sex with them), I interpret him as gay.
Artist Peter Cook, grew this living garden chair using tree shaping methods, primarily training a living tree through constricting the direction of branch growth. The chair took about eight years to grow.
he’s wearing crocs
He grew a tree into a chair. He can wear whatever the fuck he wants.