A tour of the British Isles in accents: for those who would be tempted to mention “A British accent” and leave it at that.
…Smart to remember, too, that all these regions will have microregional variants. The Dublin accent referenced here, for example, is only one of at least five or six that I can identify, and I bet there are a lot more I’ve never heard or can’t tell from one another. Ditto for other regions in Ireland. The “Irish accent” as normally heard in US TV and film until quite recently has never been much more than an overstated, artficial “Dublin Stage” accent.
Equally, what most people in the US think of as “the British accent” beloved of movie villains everywhere is usually the so-called Received Pronunciation or RP, a kind of by-blow of the BBC’s refusal for a long time to allow its announcers to use anything but an approved version of the Home Counties “posh” accent. (This dialectic “glass wall” has finally started cracking in the last decade.)
Before I had tumblr I had no idea there were any sexualities other than heterosexual and homosexual. I never considered gender inequalities still existed.
That doesn’t mean I was purposely trying to discriminate or upset people.
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Note the bottom. Birth year is 1977. In this font, I can’t think of any other digit that would partially look like this, is repeated and gives credible birth year. This, for me, settles the age debate.
Interestingly (probably just a prop issue?) the Fall date is absent. I mean, John would notice something like that…
So this means that Sherlock was 33 when he and John first met. Also, that would make Mycroft about 40 at this time.
He’s approximately three years younger than John.
He was 12 when Carl Powers was murdered and he “made a fuss” to the police.
He was about 28 when he first met Lestrade.
He is now 36 years old.
Excellent!! Though, assuming they met on Jan 29th, 2011, Sherlock would be 34. From ASiB, we know John was 37 that year.
So, the age difference is, as you said, 3 years. Which puts John’s birth year at 1974. But above news is from the time after the events at pool. So, it’s possible that John’s birth date could be in 1973 (roughly) July-Dec and he would still be 37 at the time of above news.
Mycroft’s birth year could be 1969-1970. As in, he could have been born anywhere between roughly September 1969 - April 1970 to be called 7 years older. (Stretching it more causes my mind to adjust 7 years to 7.5 years, and that is not a canonical number for me!)
He met Lestrade around the age of 28, meaning he wasn’t just out of University. Actually we don’t even know whether he completed any degree. What was he doing then? Rather, what could he be doing before meeting Lestrade? There is his addiction. Did he kick it after meeting Lestrade? Before? Because 28 years is a long time, most people are well set into their jobs (Dull), and Sherlock invented his after this? Oooh… will there be some inklings to this in series 3 given that there’s going to be some family time (speculated)?
FINALLY! I have always believed Sherlock’s age was similar to Benedict’s. Great sleuthing, cosmoglaut! I salute you.
WHY DOESN’T THIS HAVE LIKE A GIZZILION NOTES THIS IS PHENOMENAL
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Q:I've just spent a significantly unhealthy time on the Sherlock tag coming out more furious than ever. It's apparently become a 'crime' now to ship johnlock, bc unfortunately due to the minority rep of this ship that for some reason hate Mary, all the non-jl shippers have formed an opinion that jl is now a monolithic fandom consisting of misogynistic bastards with double standards OH who are also racists, just because we like the pairing of two white men. Jesus this is infuriating.
Honestly, just try to ignore it. If they are ignorant and arrogant enough to think that, then they don’t deserve your thoughts.
I am a proud Johnlock shipper. I love being able to see the passion and love between all characters I see- I think that’s a good thing. I like Mary (to an extent. Though I can see why others may not like her. Whether that be because of Johnlock or another reason). And I support equality for everyone in the world.
Hmm, there seems to be a plot hole in their logic. How can I exist if all Johnlock shippers are misogynistic, racist, haters? Wait a tick… that must mean that they are wrong, and are just bigoted arseholes!
Pay no attention to it, love. Just scroll past their hate. Scroll past any hate. I don’t think anyone should hate anyone. Not the non-shippers at Johnlock shippers, or Johnlock shippers on Mary/Amanda, etc. But there are a lot of arseholes in the non-shippers, arseholes in the Johnlock shippers, and basically arseholes in the whole damn fandom. The trick is to, basically, follow Sherlock when you see them:
When a writer needs help, what do fellow writers do? We write! (Let’s be honest, it’s all we know how to do. We literally have zero other skills.) Due to his debilitating mental illnesses, fellow writer Robison Wells (Variant) and his family have crippling debt. In support of Robison Wells, his…