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Unpopular opinion about Sherlock’s Best Man Speech.

wintermindpalace:

Well, I want to rant. That’s it. If you don’t agree with me, which is a really probable possibility, please don’t try to convince me otherwise because this subjects affects me and seriously I can’t discuss it. 

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Well, certainly you are entitled to your opinion, and I am not trying to “convince” you of anything, but surely you didn’t post this in public and expect that no one should respond to it/disagree with you because you “can’t discuss it”?

Sherlock is an intelligent man. He is also highly self-aware, and aware of how others view him. Everyone thinks he is an ungrateful jackass who takes others for granted and never says “thank you.” He knows this.

Consider how his speech was laid out: he starts by insulting everyone and everything in the room. And notice how everyone seemed to have anticipated it? They were all disappointed, sure, but they were all clearly expecting him to do exactly that (even Molly, “what if John asks Sherlock to be his best man?” She compared it to the accident that killed the person she was working on.)

His next statements come across as self-deprecating, but what he is really saying is, “no, I am not as blind to those around me as you all think I am.” He knew perfectly well that everyone was expecting him to blow it, and that everyone (maybe even John) thinks he doesn’t appreciate anything. That speech was just as much about proving everyone wrong as it was anything else.

And really, proving everyone wrong is one of Sherlock’s specialities.

Via previously wintermindpalace

By Heather Franzen. This made me so much happier than it should have.


Via Fandom

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