Oh, wow. Sorry, I've been neglecting my DA. I was on vacation and then I had exams, plus the start of a new 'academical' year...
I read something about thankyoubbcsherlock and I thought it was a brilliant initiative! I’m sorry I missed the opportunity to join in.
And I am really glad that you like my work. Thank you.
I honestly think that the people who make Sherlock (Moffat, Mark, Sue and the entire cast, etc...) know how much we love them. Otherwise we wouldn't spend so much time on this show. We, fans, Sherlockians, draw, paint, cosplay, write and do many more things with this series at the centre or as the source of our inspiration. And Moffat certainly realises that, and sees it as a compliment. It is, in my opinion, the highest compliment he could possibly receive.
And, yes, sometimes we "hate" them too, don't we? We "hate" them because they hurt the people we love. Mary shot Sherlock. Sherlock jumped of a roof. John was left alone. We felt their pain. I can’t count the times I screamed “MOFFAT!” at my television over the past few years. That’s not only relevant for Sherlock but also for Doctor Who. And there’s the paradox. Because, at the same time, we wouldn't want it any other way. At least, I wouldn’t. I believe we are addicted to drama. There’s no other television series or film that made me cry more than Sherlock (and believe me, I don’t cry often). And still I think it’s the best show ever made.
I hope that Moffat and Mark and anyone involved in the making of Sherlock know that the "hate" some fans spread is actually a form of love they can't properly express. Love and hate are both responses which are much more preferred by television makers instead of indifference. What would they do if they had no response from us?
Not that everyone should love Sherlock. There are people who have never seen an episode of Sherlock or who have seen it and didn’t like it. That’s their right. They are not obliged to like it. We don’t all have to like the same things. What a boring world that would be! But they are usually not the ones who spread hate. They are usually indifferent to the whole thing, including the social ‘network’. They do not bother. Why would they? They didn’t like it anyway. And if they feel the need to share their opinion with the world, it’s because of certain reasons, supported by (strong) arguments. Again, those things are useful information for the creators.
But people should be careful with what they say online. It can easily be interpreted in a wrong way.
The point I’m trying to make is, and this is specifically addressed to the Sherlock cast and crew: don’t let those words get to you. The amount of art and fanfiction is enough proof to show you that we love this series. We love its characters, we admire the actors and actresses who play them, we love the story, the lines, the colours… everything!
We fell in love with the universe you created. We even love how you broke our hearts. And I know that you can fix us again, because I trust you implicitly and unconditionally. Even though I know you will break my heart over and over again.
(Ok. That sounded like a declaration of love, but I get sentimental when I am tired.)