Ok THIS! YES! SO MUCH!
This is seriously how I feel about this whole thing and people probably think I’m a freak but I’m really passionate about things and I have to speak my mind or I get manic holding it all in.
THIS IS WHAT THIS WHOLE THING IS LIKE TO ME!
Amanda is not a bad person and I think her and Martin Freeman are adorable and lovely but I think she - along with Ian Hallard - worded those tweets wrong and it upset me and a lot of other fans of Sherlock. If they don’t ship it that’s fine but a lot of the fandom does and they basically alienated that group and made us feel ridiculous even though I know that wasn’t their intention.
And I’m completely in agreement that the people that sent Amanda death threats are not okay. That’s just disturbing on many levels. Something is wrong with you if you would wish death on a real human being because of a fictional show.
BUT IT IS OKAY TO WISH A FICTIONAL CHARACTER WOULD DIE. They’re not real. I can wish any fictional character can die and not worry about it because they’re fictional. I’m a Johnlock shipper and I’m not embarrassed to say I’m hoping Mary dies in Sherlock. Of course I won’t hate anyone who likes her but I don’t want her in the show honestly and I hope the character dies or her and John get a divorce. That’s just how I want the story to go. But I would never wish anything bad on Amanda. Her and Martin have two kids and are cute as punch together.
Also I understand if you don’t ship Johnlock. I get that not everyone is into it. BUT it upsets me when people say things like “they would NEVER be gay!! what’s wrong with you guys??” because as much as you try to follow that with “but no homo! lol” you ARE being homophobic by treating it like it would be disgusting if they were gay. The pairing of Holmes/Watson has existed LONG BEFORE SHERLOCK AIRED. It’s been speculated about for ages and ages probably through almost all the adaptations. So no, the Sherlock fandom isn’t a bunch of lunatics imagining things. It existed before us and it will exist after us. If Johnlock isn’t your thing that’s fine. We ship tons of things here! Do whatever floats your boat. But acting like it’s something ridiculous that they could be in a relationship is homophobic to me and I don’t approve of that kind of that behavior.
ALSO ivorylungs I just really liked your views on this subject so I took a screenshot of your post but if this is not okay with you I’m very sorry! It wasn’t my intention ;A; please just send me a note and I’ll be more than glad to take this down without hesitation!