All the time in the world. Dedicated to Text Messages from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you so much!
Sherlock closes his eyes and still sees John’s sharp concentration, the hands meant for triage, that handcuff’s chain gone bright and pulled tight but not tight enough. With a little bit more, Sherlock would’ve seen stars. Couldn’t forget about those sorts of stars after all. Don’t need to know constellations to know those stars are still beautiful: so many fuzzy-pulsating diamonds in an oil slick behind his eyelids. The birth and death of galaxies inside of his head.
Reduce, reduce, REDUCE. Make everything into nothing.
“Reduce me,” he whispers, “down to nothing.” (x)
If you like, you can now read Texts from the beginning in chronological order! The index is also up to date, and all of the blog’s fanart by many familiar, talented artists can now be found here.
Texts from John and Sherlock is currently on an indefinite hiatus—it may return when Sherlock does for season three. For now, the Texts storyline is being continued in a few different ways:
Seth (Sherlock!admin) and Chel (John!admin) will still be around on their personal blogs and are happy to talk about anything Texts!verse. In addition to writing the projects above, they will be editing and reformatting early Texts for a more consistent reading experience.
It’s been an absolute joy and a privilege to write Texts from John and Sherlock, and both admins are incredibly grateful for all of the support this project has received! Hope to see you again when season three rolls around. c:
Joining Tumblr was one of the most impulsive things I’ve ever done. I thought that I’d forget about it within a week - I’d get bored, or find a better website - but obviously that didn’t happen. There’s just something viscerally pleasing about being able to share things you enjoy with other people. It allows you to feel much less alone in the world.
That said, here’s the part where I break my followers’ hearts: I’m going on indefinite hiatus. I know, I know. I’m really very sorry. I don’t know when I’ll be back, although coming back is the ideal. This is going to sound absolutely mad, but recent events have caused me to have a mid-life crisis of sorts. I’m still not sure how to explain it, so bear with me.
Although I rarely alluded to it, I’m something of a Sherlock Holmes fanboy. I follow John Watson’s blog religiously, as do many of you. I even commented on a few entries when I felt confident enough. Maybe my interest could be attributed to how, in recent years, I’ve been compared to Sherlock himself countless times. Usually not very favorably. More often than not, it’d be meant like ‘you’re too smart for your own good’. I don’t understand how being smart is a bad thing. Sometimes I’d even play it up, that aura of cleverness, especially on the Internet. It’s a bit fun to act like you know better than everyone else.
In reality, I’m someone who easily fades into the background. Just another cog in the machine. No superiority here. No long-term goals to speak of.
I never knew Sherlock personally, but from what I could tell he was a genius, did whatever the hell he wanted, had a fascinating job, and seemed to have life figured out for the most part.
Was. Did. Had. Seemed. All in the past tense. Obviously.
I didn’t expect the death of someone I never met to make me feel like hell. I went from the top of the world to rock bottom within 24 hours. Maybe this is normal where celebrity personalities are concerned, but it’s seriously fucking with me. The telly keeps going on and on about how he was nothing more than a fraud, how he was exposed as a con artist by some drama-mongering tabloid. Seriously, who can believe that bollocks? What happened to common sense?! Just read the damn blog! Talk to the people who have worked with him! The people whose lives he changed for the better! And to make matters worse, the criminals Sherlock helped to put in prison are already appealing their convictions. How many people will suffer if they’re turned loose???
I’m so angry about this and I almost forgot what that felt like because I’ve been smothered beneath apathy for years. I used Tumblr as a means of escape from my own ennui… but now I’ve finally woken up.
I have no idea what I’m going to do. But mark my words: I’m going to do something. I know James Moriarty is real, for one thing. Richard Brook is a fraud, for another. I just know it. Call it a hunch. Or instinct. I don’t care. And I don’t care if you think I’ve lost my mind after reading this. I’m not going to sit here and reblog pretty little pictures as if nothing has happened. One way or another, I’m going to knock some sense into people.
And to make sure I can’t turn back, I’m going to destroy my protective cloak of Internet anonymity.
My name is Jeremy Sigerson.
And I believe in Sherlock Holmes.
And that concludes the fanart mini-spam. We know a lot of people were feeling this way during the 40 hours arc! Announcements to come soon.
fluffy Johnlock in a sheet
(all the time in the world)
For a while, he doesn’t think at all.
He’s going to die of thirst. John laughs at him when he accidentally spills water onto the sheets.
“What is that look for?” he demands.
“Take it easy,” John says, smoothing down his hair (god) (that’s so) (lovely). His scalp is very sensitive right now. ”Neither of us is as young as we used to be, Sherlock.”
“Very astute observation.”
The best part is when John tears off bits of Mrs. Hudson’s panini and feeds them to him.
some afternoon delight
Current point in canon: Sliding on rainbows / We Are All Happy As Can Be
Going to reblog some of the fanart that we received over the past couple of days, leading up to announcements later this afternoon or early evening. This one definitely counts. Happy post-Reichenbach denial, everyone.
Thank you—all 7,000+ of you—so, so much for all of your support of and dedication to this project. We’ve had a blast writing it and are incredibly grateful that you stuck around for the ride.
Check back tomorrow for information about what’s going to happen regarding the continuation of this blog and sequels!
(Those of you who follow FYSS might also want to check in on him soon as well.)