I am highly recommend this Sherlolly story (rated K) which is now complete. It’s set around S3 (pre-HLV) and really looks at a friendship and the importance of a certain pathologist in the detective’s life and how it may be something more.
Seriously, I don’t give fic recs often, but this is just lovely.
this is exactly what you think it is
Hey, age anon again. I'm not saying that there's an age limit. Still, the fandom that you're interacting with is mostly consisting of young, /very/ young teenagers. The Sherlock fandom is a lot of 12-18 year olds. I'm not saying that you can't make friends here. It just has to be acknowledged that a lot of the people you interact with can be very young and/ or immature. It makes me uncomfortable when you get into fights with 14 year olds or criticize 15 year olds for 'queer fetishizing', (c) from Anonymous
(c) or saying misogynistic things when they probably don’t know what those terms even mean. It just strikes me as odd. I know you can have interests at your age, but maybe you need to be aware of who you’re dealing with. I myself am in my late teens and it just makes me uncomfortable when I see you arguing with people I follow that I know are at a completely different emotional and mental developmental stage of life to, you know, a 30 something year old.Age anon: Well, yeah it’s serious. Because the viewership starts that young. Of course there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the show and blogging about it as an adult. A lot of the adults I know love the show. That’s fine. But the fact is that the show is accessible and frequently watched by a younger audience. 10+. The majority of fandom would be that young. You go on any tag on tumblr and you get young kids excitedly posting about how much they LURRRVEE SHERLOWK HE’S SO CUTE XD (c)(c) I found it kind of aggravating so that’s why I’ve since abandoned fandom but it needs to be acknowledged that most people on this website who love this show aren’t your age. Most of your followers aren’t your age. Don’t expect them to be on your level with everything.You have no idea how old the fandom I interact with is. You don’t know how many people I’m following, or how many followers I have, or how old any of these people are. So given that you know none of these things, the only conclusion I can draw is that you think people my age shouldn’t be involved in the tumblr fandom, period. Which is pretty silly.Your assessment of the Sherlock fandom is hilariously off, to the point where I’m wondering if you’re a troll. Sherlock Holmes has been around for over a hundred years, with people growing up loving the stories and various TV and movie versions. A chunk of that fandom migrated to tumblr and participates in the BBC Sherlock too. Do people need to sound off their ages to verify to you that young teens are not the majority of the fandom? You didn’t invent the Sherlock Holmes fandom.
Petra brings up several important points with this: tumblr has a age minimum for a reason. It’s not excluding a part of Fandom but rather protecting children from what they could be exposed to here.
Additionally, it’s a disservice to younger people to let them carry on with unacceptable behavoirs. The right to self expression does not exempt you from being questioned, no matter your age.
If you think your youth entitles you to be coddled by the “older ones” in fandom, the shattering of that illusion will be painful.