Um, so there’s this “hate Mary/ don’t hate Mary” thing going on and I would like to voice my opinion even if it might go unnoticed like most things I put here.
I don’t hate Mary as a character. True fact.
On the other hand who would I be hurting if I did hate fictional character?? No-one. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and, luckily, fictional characters don’t have real feelings so my hate can’t do them any bad. Because hating Mary =/= hating people who love/like Mary.
So I kind of don’t understand why is it so important nowadays to say that you are “Mary-hate-free” blog. But nevermind, it’s okay, people can say whatever they want.
Amen. The following are things I’ve seen people get hate for in the Amanda Abbington and Mary Morstan tag:
In short, posting anything in either tag that isn’t 100% supportive of Mary and/or Amanda - or in some cases, which IS 100% supportive of Mary and Amanda, but not in the right WAY gets you hate.
Like, OK. I get that there is a shitton of misogyny in the fandom (and in fandom in general), but come on. When saying you like a character in a non-fandom-approved way is considered “tagging your hate”, we’ve completely lost sight of what’s important here.
I personally love both Mary Morstan and Amanda, but you don’t have to do either to be a “good” Sherlock fan. Not liking either does not make you a misogynist. I know several fans who are now blacklisting both tags because they see themselves painted as “bad” fans just for having a differing opinion.
This sort of fandom policing is Not Cool. We’re better than this.
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Additional Tags: Recreational Drug Use, PTSD John, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Mental Health Issues, Angst, Dysfunctional Relationships, Consent Issues
Summary: After what happens in Baskerville, John and Sherlock struggle with the aftermath of Sherlock’s actions, and the inevitable changes in their relationship. Some of those changes, however, turn out to be utterly unexpected for both of them…
"I watched you showering." He wanted to tell John everything. It would help - it had to help. He settled at John’s feet, scooting closer. If it didn’t help, he would find whatever would. World’s bloody greatest detective. Fuck’s sake.
"That’s more than a bit creepy," John decided.
"I slept in your bed last week."
"That’s also quite creepy."
"I get that a lot."
"It’s not just that you’re doing these strange obsessive things. You’re also playing with my brain like it’s some sort of cheap, disposable learning instrument."
"I’ve told you before; I’m not a very nice person." What else could he do to prove that? Why was John still here? Why wasn’t he upstairs, packing?
Gawd, Almost Human is so ridiculous and bad in so many ways; I don’t know why I love it so much. But I do, I do.