i think i have solid ground to stand on when i say that i normally don’t engage with this shit.
seeing people gleefully imagine domestic violence, though?
seeing people on other threads *create gifsets* because they so badly want to imagine, want to see, fatal domestic violence?
i am revolted.
I tried to stay quiet, but jesus christ. The very thought that there is a segment of this fandom that finds this not only okay, but EXCITING. I just.
No. I saw the gifset and wanted to vomit.
I really have to believe this is from a small number of people though and I hate that all Johnlock shippers are getting a reputation for thinking like this. I don’t know anyone who would get excited by or agree with this. At least I hope not. Also I’m 100% that John would never kill Mary.
I agree that not all Johnlock shippers are like this. But this is a case where those of us who aren’t can’t just sit back and go “but we’re not all like that” and leave it alone. Blatant, hateful glorification of spousal abuse and murder is something that needs to be called out as unacceptable behavior, in this fandom or in any fandom.
"But I’m not like that" is not enough anymore.
Not saying anything is, to a lot of people, seen as either tacit agreement with the horrible things, or as it just not being a big enough deal to care about. Ignoring this stuff makes the ones who “aren’t like that” look almost as bad, in my opinion. I have no way to differentiate.
The people who pull this shit keep doing it because the only people that are calling them out, for the most part, are people who don’t ship johnlock or are Mary fans, so they are easily dismissed. It’s a lot harder to dismiss criticism coming from within your own “camp.”
…I kind of thought it was a joke. I mean, Wishing death to anyone is horrible, but let’s face it, our fandom is one of the most creative and, at the same time, the most rule-bending fandom out there. And for me, and probably for a lot of other people, this post was just a JOKE.
If we go by your reasoning, we should shame every writer who kills their character… Because who is Mary? A character in a story (and more strictly speaking, she’s a plot device). Will you be shaming the writers of the show, too? Because going by your reasoning, they had done a lot of bad things - John punching Sherlock, repeatedly? Domestic violence. Mary lying to John? Sherlock lying to John? Mycroft threatening everyone around him? Not to mention morally right/wrong things… So please, calm down a bit, huh? That post, up there, it was a joke.
Because creating a situation to ‘justify’ a man bashing his wife’s brains in with a hammer with a smile on his face is not fun, and it’s not funny. There’s nobody laughing. I certainly am not. If your desire to see two white cis men fuck is so vast you find it funny to glorify and cheer on domestic violence and the gory death of a female character that stands in the way of your (non-canon!) ship, you need to check yourself. Thoroughly. In a quiet space away from the internet so you can’t spout these kind of ‘jokes’ into the world.
There’s a difference between writers killing off their (female) characters, and relishing in the idea of that female character being murdered so brutally, and if you don’t see that difference, I’m seriously questioning who let you loose.
Domestic violence is a serious problem. It’s not a matter to be joked about. And it’s certainly not a matter to be gleefully cheered on.
Everyone who thought that post was funny, should all be deeply ashamed of themselves, and go apologize to their mother for having grown up into such a disappointing human being.