Unpopular time but I agree with this, even if nothing happens in the show, I think it will be great to have different characters gravitating around Sherlock, and offering plenty of new things to write for everyone. I love my slash, I love Sherlock/John but I’m NOT blocking on it like it’s the only thing in the world and any great stories with great characters will please me.
NOW. If the above is a CRITIC of the slash fans, I can’t agree (the whole evil slash people thingy is getting old now), but what I’m saying is that diversity is all fine and fun for the fandom, and I think it’s great :D
Once again, I am facepalming at the implication that there is no current alternative to slash in the Sherlock fandom.
Yes, the slash is pretty prevalent, but that’s not the ENTIRETY of the fandom.
Ooh, I can bust out this quote, can’t I? “Do your research.”
(I have recs if anyone needs ‘em)
Yes that as well, I was so focused on the Irene factor that I missed the obvious lol. There are plenty of alternatives indeed, and fantastic works to read.