The post title refers to it being 02/21/13 (as written in the US) today, meaning 221 13 (B) meaning the house number of Sherlock’s residence on Baker St.
Most people don’t know that I’m actually quite a potty mouth in RL, but I don’t really feel like going back and deleting.
Not today anyway…
It never ceases to amaze me, at the same time freaking me the fuck out, how life, and the way you look at it, can change in a matter of minutes.
Things are definitely pants right now and I’m still figuring out how to cope with certain situations.
I know some of my fellow RA blogger find comfort in writing posts, either as a way of escaping RL crap, or as a means of actually understanding the whirlwind events in life.
I’m not sure I’m able to do that (or maybe not just right now…), not because I don’t believe that I would find comfort in my online friends or doubt the sincerity of their words and wishes.
It’s just that I have a very hands-on approach to any crises situation, not allowing myself a moment of weakness.
OK, I did totally lose my shit when I called my BFF to tell him what was going on, probably freaking him out as I doubt he’d ever witnessed me crying during our 12+ year friendship…
When you insist on being strong for everyone else, there comes a moment when you have to react, and passivity is my way out.
Tumblr is perfect for that, impersonal, somewhat smutty, not too challenging.
Escapism at it’s best.
It’s not so much the need to run away, at least for some time, but what I find most soothing, that has raised my internal eyebrows (whatever the fuck internal eyebrows are…).
You’d think I would retreat to RA, his characters, The Hobbit, Aidan Turner, or something down those lines.
I really can’t explain my sudden interest BBC’s Sherlock.
I think it was spurred on by a Hobbit/Sherlock crossover fanfic I had encountered, but not bothered to read.
I’d seen the series a while ago and absolutely adored the modern take on my beloved Doyle stories, not to mention how lovable I found Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock and Martin Freeman’s Watson.
It’s not the series itself, however, that seems to capture my interest.
I’m so much more interested in Johnlock (a combination of John and Sherlock).
Now, I blame Durincest and Bagginshield for my sudden interest in: fanfiction in general, M/M character pairing specifically, usually of explicit nature, but I’ll go for some angst every so often.
Damn you: Peter Jackson, Hot Dwarf Armitage and Hot Dwarf nephews, and especially talented smutty fanfic authors who know no boundaries!
What can I say?
There’s nothing like a character played by Martin Freeman finding himself utterly wrecked by another male character to brighten up an altogether grim day.
For the record, as much as I like Freeman as an actor with his wicked sense of humour, and he’s appeared in some of my favorite TV series (UK The Office) or films (The Hobbit), I’ve never really found him attractive as a man.
So how does he end up popping up in my favorite fanfics, usually in some compromising position (and I AM smiling and smirking as I type this…)?
Anyway, the first Johnlock fanfic I’d read, and one that I’m afraid has ultimately spoilt me for all others, is A Cure For Boredom written by emmagrant01.
Just so we’re clear, this is definitely explicit and covers a range of topics of a sexual nature that some may find disturbing, but I found wonderfully distracting.
Just when the author deserved an online hug from me for perfectly capturing the characters of Sherlock and John while still managing to place them in the smuttiest (and sluttiest) of circumstances, it turned out she’d also written Alternate and Missing Scenes from “A Cure for Boredom”.
These extra chapters are mostly written from Sherlock’s perspective and it was just what I needed to find today.
Oh, it was like finding a banknote stuffed in the pocket of an old jacket when you thought you were skint.
My delightfully weird escape, which I can’t explain, even if I tried.
BTW, the way I’m feeling now, I’d sacrifice Martin flying all the way to New Zealand to continue filming The Hobbit just to have him stay in London to film season 3 of Sherlock and provide a new fix.
That should tell you something about where I’m at at the moment.
I’d still love for Richard Armitage to make an appearance in the BBC series though, so maybe I’m not a hopeless cause…