I can’t decide what piece of evidence is most damning
Is it Sherlock guiltily stealing his arm away from John’s shoulder as he wakes up?
Is it the Vitruvian man with John’s head glued onto it?
Is it the fact that the client-divorces-to-have-same-sex-relationship…
john having to get used to putting sherlock in the present tense after he returns and every time he says “he was” he wants to cry
Week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug, and fierce energy of his own keen nature."
John Watson, A Scandal in Bohemia.
Watson and Holmes drift apart because Watson is in the throes of wedded bliss.
And so what does Mofftiss do?
They make John bored and miserable without Sherlock, dreaming of him, of his face, of the first night they met. They make his marriage look empty. They show us no affection between them.
They make John’s wife an assassin, instead of the sweet and kind Mary Morstan in the books. They make her a liar, someone who betrays John and shoots Sherlock.
Wedded bliss indeed.
The Watson from canon barely seems bothered by not having seen Holmes. He says he heard things of his doings from other people, knew little about what he was up to. The reader can almost hear the nonchalant shrug.
Our John, however. Our John is desperate for Sherlock. He misses him the way you would miss air if it was gone, gasping for it, aching. Let us remember that John’s blog tells us he sees Sherlock as a drug he’s addicted to, and Sherlock tells John in HLV that he’s also an addict looking for a fix.
Not of danger, but of Sherlock. He needs him. He needs him so badly it hurts.
So, Mofftiss has taken the canon separation of Holmes and Watson and turned it on it’s head. Instead of domestic bliss, John is bored and stroppy. Instead of a sweet wife who consumes all his attention, Mary is an assassin. Instead of Watson barely noticing Holmes’ absence in his life, John is dreaming of him, thinking about him constantly, talking to Mary about him until she’s openly annoyed about it.
(via anigrrrl2)A theme here. They are ‘fixing’ canon to accommodate John and Sherlock ending up in a romantic/sexual relationship. (via bilbobeutlin)