|My words came back.
||[Jan. 3rd, 2012|01:20 am]
Angela, Zolac no Miko
So I don't usually do this, get involved in the big grand moral discussions in fandom, but tonight I have Things To Say.
I've been thinking all day about the new Sherlock episode, and about the argument being made loudly across much of the internet regarding the plot and characterizations in this episode and sexism.
Me, I loved the episode. Passionately and wholly and unreservedly. It didn't even occur to me that there might be anything wrong with it until I started poking my nose around the fandom. Now, I do consider myself a feminist, and I've read the arguments and I think they're very reasonable (some especially excellent points were made in the comparison to the source material), and I'm glad the issue is being discussed... but I think every scene that has come up in discussion is open to interpretation, or at least, I interpreted them differently, and personally feel that certain other interpretations may be entirely missing the point. Maybe I'm an optimist, maybe I'm naïve, but either way this is the point at which I respectfully... well, maybe even "disagree" is too strong of a word, but I respectfully refuse to be offended.
( Spoilers for 'A Scandal In Belgravia'Collapse )
EDIT: For anyone angered or offended or hurt by anything I have said (and I know there have been some already), please accept my sincere apologies. I must ask that you believe that it is not my intention to shut down, dismiss, or offend anyone; I made my best attempt to make it clear that all of the above are my personal opinions, that my read of each scene was colored by how it resonated with my personal experiences, and that all other opinions are valid and welcomed.