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words by moffnat
imagine the person who becomes a fan of sherlock next year or so. they’ll watch the episodes, and get to the reichenbach fall, and be desperate to know what happens next…
and then they can just click ‘next episode’ and find out.
O_O I just realised I have a whole mess of people that I hate right now and I don’t even know who they ARE yet…
i rly wanted to colour this but i also rly couldnt be bothered.
i wish i could do a collab with inchells they always use lovely colours (´ー｀)
uhh also i dont know how to make a long post go big width wise so i cut it up is there even a way who knows?!?
I said it yesterday, but seriously. Imagine if you were being yelled at for portraying a fictional character. Now imagine being yelled at for breaking up a fictional ship.
She has told people on twitter she wasn’t laughing at them. So stop it, please.
Four psychiatrists in the UK specialising in autistic spectrum disorders give their professional conclusions on whether Sherlock has autism or Asperger’s Syndrome:
- A consultant psychiatrist specialising in diagnosing autistic spectrum disorders in adults.
- A consultant child/adolescent psychiatrist
- A neuropsychiatrist currently researching Asperger’s Syndrome
- A consultant psychiatrist with a special interest in learning disabilities
There has been much debate on this topic but most of it is conducted without any expert knowledge. This meta aims to rectify the balance and make people aware of the real life negative consequences of suggesting that Sherlock has Asperger’s.
A Disclaimer Before we Start
I am a medical student, I know quite a lot of psychiatrists and I managed to interview some of them for this article. These psychiatrists have kindly given up their time to talk about this so please respect their professional knowledge and what they have to say.
I hesitated a lot about publishing this because I’ve had so much hate mail over my previous meta on the subject (Sherlock and His Asperger’s).
Why do we need this dissection? Because real people are being affected by the suggestion that Sherlock has Asperger’s or Autism. The writers decided to throw in the term “Asperger’s” in THoB, and while they may have intended it as a joke, many people including at least two real patients took it very seriously, which caused a great deal of distress to them and their families.
This meta is about making people aware that suggesting Sherlock has a certain disorder is both misleading and harmful.
“His bad manner and general rudeness are not signs of Asperger’s Syndrome. My very real patients have all sorts of different personalities, the vast majority of them are: polite, considerate and well mannered people. They work very hard to be socially accepted. I have yet to meet a patient with Asperger’s who behaves anywhere near as appallingly as Sherlock…
“…But Sherlock cannot and should never be allowed to represent Asperger’s Syndrome. This is would be a perversion of how the condition truly presents in adults. It would only add to the tangled maze of misconceptions the general public already have and produce a generation of people who are convinced they have psychiatric condition when they do not. “
just wanted to emphasize again how people’s misconceptions of a psychiatric disorder can be harmful not only to themselves but also to real patients. Entertainment media’s been projecting very extreme and even inaccurate portrayals of people with various psychiatric conditions, and that has been developing in their unaware audience a frame of mind that can really translate to harm those with the real conditions in society.
FANDOM, Y U NO TAKE OVER THE FILM INDUSTRY?!
I would watch the FUCK out of this. I would never leave the theatre.
Oh my fucking god.
I want this film so bad. I would murder for this film. I would give up drinking Tea for this film!
OH MY DEAR GOD.
HOLY MOTHER OF AWESOMENESS SOMEONE MAKE THIS NOW!!!!
I HAVE NEVER WANTED SOMETHING SO BAD IN MY LIFE
I WANT THIS SOOOOOOOOO BADLY!!!!!!
Yes, I find I learn more and more about the subculture as time goes on! To be fair, I didn’t say anyone’s fantasies were wrong. People are very welcome to fantasise about whatever they like. No one is judging that - well not me anyway. I was querying the extent to which that fantasy, for some at least, seems to have developed into a belief, or in certain cases insistent demands, that it should become reality and appear in the show itself.“Sherlock” itself plays with the idea that society is so unused to any kind of male friendship or intimacy that those around Sherlock and John often assume their relationship can only be motivated by sexual attraction. As Amanda says, why can’t their love for each other be friendship? Why impose a gay dynamic on two characters who, as clearly as we can tell, identify respectively as heterosexual and asexual?Personally speaking, I’d love to see more well-rounded gay characters and well-written gay relationships depicted in drama, but that’s another story – and not this one, I’m afraid.As you say, it’s an interesting phenomenon.
THIS. Just… This.