It’s like when you were little and you found out your mom’s name isn’t really Mom
What?No, My mom’s name is still mom.
"shoot guys what do we do about the ladybugs and bunnies"
I saw this a few days ago, and the caption seemed cute and random. I had no idea it was a reference to anything. And then today I saw:
What I enjoy most is traveling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it’s all about life experiences, and I’m very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones.
"I often wonder if I should’ve been born in another time."
#okay i need a minute here #i LOVED this scene #because at first i thought all it was was a cheeky nod to canon #oh har har what if he’d lived 200 years ago isn’t that funny #but it’s not JUST that #this is something that seems to have genuinely kept him up at night #something he almost seems to long for; something he wishes he could know for certain #and it’s something deeply personal. he doesn’t just brush it off as bullshit like he did his anders reveal in 1x03 #(that we later learned was partially the truth in 2x04) #listen to how upset he gets when he says he never would’ve spoken up if he knew the meeting had been compromised by mycroft #this is such a difference from sherlock using his NA meetings to practice going into a trance state #such a difference from regaling everyone with the story of the blue carbuncle rather than talking about his addiction #and you know what broke my heart the most? #200 years ago? … he was still the same addict he is here.
He’s not the same addict, though. Elementary!Holmes did heroin, which is a opiate. He used it because the world is too noisy, and he needs to quiet it enough to focus. ACDcanon!Holmes did cocaine, which is a stimulant. The world was too quiet for him, and his brain turned over and over on itself without anything to occupy it.
They’re both addicts, yes, but they are not the same. And that’s why I like this scene.