a sequel to ‘Pain is Johnlock’
benemeanslove asked: I'm not trying to be insulting to anyone, but am I the only one confused by all the fanfic that sexualizes John and Sherlock's relationship? It's not that I have any issue with two people of the same sex together, but truthfully, I think it detracts from the relationship they actually have. Why the need to take a strong friendship love between two men, or bromance as it were, that is so hard won given Sherlock's difficulty with emotion, and make it something sexual? Honestly curious.
I’m not touching that with a bargepole but perhaps people would like to (politely please) explain in the comments?
Aw, don’t be confused, benemeanslove. I’ll break it down for you very simply, as a 20-year long Sherlock Holmes fan who never shipped Holmes/Watson but ships the hell out of John/Sherlock:
Because I read the subtext, and in some cases the text, differently than you do.
I find their relationship close, interdependant, codependant and shockingly intimate, from the very first night they met.
I find their chemistry like lighting from a summer storm.
I find they linger in my mind as two halves of a whole, each following the other in overlapping arcs like the Moon around the Earth and they go around the sun, always together.
I can feel every single glance between them down to my bones.
And I want to write it all, as feverishly as possible, with the knowledge that I’m not the only one who sees these things, feels these things, and wants to talk about it. So I do it in the only real way I can - by telling it in a story that, hopefully, strikes lightning and melts your bones, too.
Beautifully said, Mazarin!
I had chills. Really. Thank you, Mazarin <3