Episode 61: Emotional Context
In which we discuss a range of emotional reactions to our post-Sherlock series 4 world: activism, heartbreak, meta analysis, and more.
- 0:00:00 – Host Opening
- 0:13:42 – Coroner’s Report
- 0:19:07 – From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: Fandom Trumps Hate
- 0:51:18 – Johnlocker Heartbreak
- 1:22:05 – WBSL Radio: March
- 1:57:04 – Geek Interpreter: Queerbaiting and Transformative Fandom
- 2:27:51 – Top Ten Self-Care Strategies for the Characters of Sherlock
- 2:29:40 – Under the Microscope: “I Love You”
- 3:06:16 – That’s My Division
- 3:21:13 – Post Mortem
Shownotes, contact details, and credits below.
Host Opening (0:00:00)↑
Consulting Fans: Caroline, Science, Smirk, Vex
Producer: Caroline, Editor: SundayDuck
- Vex’s collection of lunchboxes
- Smirk’s pussyhats on the cro-babies
- 221B Con in Atlanta: April 7-9, 2017
Coroner’s Report (0:13:42)↑
Consulting Fan: Smirk
All the news that’s fit to fandom.
- Benedict Cumberbatch
- Martin Freeman
- Amanda Abbington
- Loo Brealey
- Rupert Graves
- Andrew Scott
- Sian Brooke
- Mark Gatiss
- Steven Moffat
From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: Fandom Trumps Hate (0:19:07)↑
Consulting Fans: SundayDuck, Winter, Tilted Syllogism, Vulgarweed
Producer: SundayDuck, Editor: SundayDuck, B
An interview with the organizers of Tumblr-based charity auction Fandom Trumps Hate, held in the wake of the US Presidential Election.
- FTH Tumblr
- Fandom Trumps Hate Action Tumblr
- FTH Offerings Tumblr
- FTH 2017 Collection on AO3
- Fansplaining Interview
Analysis and assessment from fans who expected or hoped for Sherlock and John to become romantically involved in S4.
- ifyouhaveenoughnerve’s 157 romantic johnlock tropes
- teapotsubtext’s series of romantic tropes in Sherlock
- archipelagoarchaea’s epic meta on the romantic arcs of Sherlock
- Heimishtheidealhusband’s Ghost stories are gay stories
- Online Counseling Services
WBSL Radio: March (1:22:05)↑
Consulting Fans: Chelsea, Smirk, B
Producer: Chelsea, B, Editor: B
A protest-inspired playlist for March.
- Spotify playlist
- 8tracks playlist
- My Civic Workout
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt lip sync
- Black Girl Nerds on twitter
- Awesomely Luvvie
- March for Science on Earth Day
- General Strike: A Day Without A Woman – date announced for March 8th!
- Hamilton Mixtape
- Snow Tha Product
- Fems of Color list on twitter
Geek Interpreter: Queerbaiting and Transformative Fandom (1:57:04)↑
Consulting Fans: Finnagain, Joseph Brennan, Hannah Mueller, Lori Morimoto
Fan studies academics Dr. Joseph Brennan, Dr. Lori Morimoto, and Hannah Mueller join Finnagain to discuss the concept of queerbaiting, its relevance to transformative fandom, how it can come up in fan/creator interactions, and factors in and around the source media that affect that conversation.
- Hannah Mueller – https://notcanoncompliant.com
- Joseph Brennon – josephbrennan.org
- Lori Morimoto – https://lorimorimoto.org/
- Brennan, J. (2016). Queerbaiting: The ‘playful’ possibilities of homoeroticism. International journal of cultural studies, 1367877916631050.
- Meuller, H. (2015). A Questionable Bromance: Queer Subtext, Fan Service, and the Dangers of Queerbaiting in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and A Game of Shadows. Gender and the Modern Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Film and Television Adaptations Since 2009. Farghaly, N. (Ed), McFarland.
- Nordin, E. (2015). From Queer Reading to Queerbaiting: The Battle over the Polysemic Text and the Power of Hermeneutics. Master’s thesis, Stockholm University.
- Haraway, D. (1992). Otherworldly conversations: terran topics; local terms. Science as Culture 3(1): 64–98.
- Miller, T. (2005). A metrosexual eye on queer guy. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 11(1): 112–117.
- Jenkins, H. (1995). Out of the closet and into the universe: Queers and Star Trek. In 1. Tulloch & H. Jenkins, Science fiction audiences: Watching Doctor Who and Star Trek (pp. 237-265).
- Blood and Fire: Unfilmed Star Trek TNG script featuring an openly gay couple https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_and_Fire_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation)
Top Ten Self-Care Strategies for the Characters of Sherlock (2:27:51)↑
Consulting Fan: Caroline
Under the Microscope: “I Love You” (2:29:40)↑
Consulting Fans: Emma Grant, Emceefrodis, Anarfea, Bassfanimation, Drinkingcocoa
Producer: Drinkingcocoa, Editor: Emma
The panel discusses the “I Love You” scene from The Final Problem, including why Eurus chose Molly, whether Sherlock meant it, and headcanons about what happened afterward.
- I Love You: A man’s perspective by bassfanimation
- Eurus’ Crash Therapy Session by bassfanimation
- Eurus, Sherlolly and “I Love You” by strawberrypatty
- Storytelling and the Sherlock x Molly Relationship by strawberrypatty
- Why I Think Eurus Knew That Sherlock Was in Love with Molly by cherish–these–times
- Why Sherlock Lost Eurus Game about Molly
- TFP: The Phone Call by classeyspanks
- The Final Problem: The Forced I Love You and the Missing Sherlolly Scene by thedenimofrose
That’s My Division (3:06:16)↑
Our theme for the month: healing fics, whether that means healing for the fandom, one’s heart, or…medfet.
- Caroline’s recs
- Smirk’s recs
- SundayDuck’s recs
Post Mortem (3:21:13)↑
Consulting Fans: Caroline, Science, Smirk, Vex
- Visit us on the forums! Forum posts for episodes 57, 58, 59, 60, and 60A.
- The Blog of Eugenia Watson, by mad_lori
- Nero Wolfe
- Nerdyholler’s Rosie headcanons
- Alessnox’s Eurus Holmes fics
- Released scripts: ASIP, TBB, TGG, HLV
- Smirk’s medical meta on Sherlock’s kidney failure
Episode Producer: Caroline, Science
Episode Audio Editor: Caroline
Banner Art: Fox Estacado
Distribution funded by fans!
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- Show Intro – David Arnold and Michael Price, Sherlock: Original Television Soundtrack Music From Series One: Opening Titles
- Coroner’s Report – Breaking News: Eye on the World Broadcast News
- From the Notebook of Kitty Riley – The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Stampede: Hold it Down
- Johnlocker Heartbreak – Lifehouse, Smoke & Mirrors: It Is What It Is
- Geek Interpreter – Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love: New Wave
- Under the Microscope: “I Love You” – Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé, The Game Monster: Telephone
- That’s My Division – John Coltrane, My Favorite Things [Deluxe Edition]: My Favorite Things, Part 1
- Show Outro – Bee Gees, Saturday Night Fever [The Original Movie Soundtrack]: Stayin’ Alive