Mary Morstan is a character - feel free to hate her all that you want; however, Amanda Abbington is a person, and does not deserve the hate that she’s been receiving. You are sending death threats to an actress that was hired to play a character. The actress has literally nothing to do with the character, besides the fact that they share a face and voice. She is Martin’s partner and we all adore the both of them, and I wouldn’t put it past Martin to consider dropping Sherlock - which he is choosing to be a part of - because his partner is being harassed by the fans of the show.
We love Martin, and we love how he portrays John, we love his and Benedict’s dynamic, and Amanda has always been extremely supportive of the fandom and our completely odd shenanigans, so don’t go chasing after her with pitchforks and torches just because she’s playing a character that is the love interest of one half of our duo.
She’s a real human being, not a fictional one. Just stop.
i think it’s really fucking pathetic and sad we have to even have posts like this at all. honestly people. mary morstan is a intelligent, important and dynamic character in canon. she makes john watson happy. why hate her? because she falls in love with john watson and he loves her? update: sherlock holmes and john watson are a duo, a couple, whatever you want them to be. but mary morstan is the woman john watson does marry and he’s happy with her for some time and i’m sorry - isn’t that what loving a story / character / fandom / book, etc should be? relating to these characters and being happy for them when things are going well? frankly - john and sherlock being a couple is what you have fanfiction for. i frankly think it’s really sad that people decide to ‘hate’ a character because they ‘destroy their ship’… one that is not ever happening in this universe. Sherlock and John are not together romantically or sexually. They were never going to be in BBC’s Sherlock, and if they were, that idea was scrapped and or won’t be before Mary Morstan is introduced.
i really don’t understand all the hate in the Sherlock fandom … you have to hate Sally and Anderson because …they are passionate about what their morals concerning justice and the safety of the public are? because they are hard working members of Scotland Yard? Because they don’t appreciate the constant mockery that Sherlock makes of their professions and hard work and years they have put in to get where they are?
you’re supposed to hate Mary because……John falls in love and marries her? What fucking sense does that make? I’m sorry - but while I don’t know anything about the relationship yet… and I could be horribly wrong and there’s some upturn of Mary being a villain or whatnot… but I don’t think she’ll be drugging John for experiments or taking the PTSD ridden man through years of co dependency. And frankly - she is going to satisfy his romantic and sexual needs; something Sherlock does not do, nor has ever been show to do. Interpret whatever seen, eye contact, whatever how you want. Did you think that there are ways that Sherlock and John complete each other that don’t have to be sexual or romantic and that WOAH HE COULD HAVE THAT WITH MARY AND BE A COMPLETELY HAPPY MAN.
If anything, can’t we just go back to the early days when we watched the show and read fanfiction and didn’t actually hate at all in this fandom? Because guess what? The more you send out backlash to the characters, creators and actors, the less chances of the show continuing.
the entire history of earth has merely been a buildup to this point
this is a 100% unironic reblog i swear to god if this doesn’t happen
I am crying tears of joy.
My whole life has lead up to this moment
I thought it might be nice to get married in Canada.
Ivorylungs started this brilliant movement called “bad art is good art" to help encourage the newbies out there who have just come into themselves as artists and who are struggling against harsh criticism and hate on the web. (I’m a little late to the party but you guys have no clue how deep into my closet I had to venture to get those damn oldies okay? Seriously… I got fucking lost back there. It’s really dark.)
Despite popular belief (and I have no idea where it came from), talent doesn’t happen overnight. It’s cultivated, nurtured, and practiced day in and day out, sometimes for many years. Artists aren’t born talented either, but I believe that we are born with a brilliant sense of awareness of what makes the world beautiful and we strive to be able to capture that ourselves.
One thing my professor said to me my sophomore year, and I’ll never forget it, he said: “For every good drawing, there are 100 bad drawings”.
You’re all amazing. Just keep practicing. Believe in yourself. Draw every single day. And don’t you DARE let anyone’s artwork or words convince you that your passion isn’t worth fighting for because it absolutely is. The journey might be rough, but GOSH is it ever worth it. Don’t give up.
What a great message. I think this all stemmed from some kind of…”Your Fan Art is Bad” Tumblr or something? I dunno; just kind of saw it out of the corner of my eye.
In any case, yeah - what s/he said. Keep drawing. It doesn’t happen overnight. Use lots of reference. Draw what you love. Trace. Copy. Learn. Grow. (Just don’t copy something and say it’s your own…just…you know what I mean.)
A sad end to the Year of Luigi in which Danny Wells, who played him on the Super Mario Bros. Super Show both in voice and in person, passed away last week. A lot of people think the live action segments of the show were pretty campy and lame, but growing up, to see the Mario Bros. in person like that was amazing to me and I always thought Luigi was such a slick, cool guy. R.I.P., Danny.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
The man died on the year of the greatest game character ever. That right there is an honorable thing to die by. R.I.P Danny Wells.
Oh no! I watched this show religiously growing up…thank you for making so many children happy, Danny Wells. :(