I’m wondering if I’m the only one who heard Arthur whisper ‘Merlin—' and instantly thought of the scene beforehand where Arthur told Merlin he never wanted him to change. Merlin has killed before, only for Arthur. But Arthur has never seen this side of Merlin, never known for him to be a killer. So while Merlin had never really in essence changed, to Arthur he had. The shock in his eyes when he watched Merlin thrust that sword into Morgana and the gasp that accompanied it. In his final moments of life, he realized all that Merlin had done, had sacrificed, all for him. Only for him.
"Only for you, Arthur."
Merlin, to Arthur, had changed. Only for him.
#and Arthur’s thinking back to the Merlin who first came to Camelot#the one who cried over unicorns and hated hunting for its senselessness#who valued life and wouldn’t hurt a fly#so innocent and hopeful#and then he sees what Merlin has become#hardened#almost ruthless#unhesitating in the face of what needs to be done#even when it’s killing a former friend#he sees how much Merlin really has changed#in his service and in his name#all of that innocence lost#so thoroughly disillusioned#and it hurts Arthur to realize that HE is the reason for that change#that Merlin has had to harden himself like this because of him#to keep him safe#that is the moment when Arthur understands the enormity of Merlin’s dedication#and everything that Merlin’s sacrificed for him#i’m gonna go curl up in a corner and cry now thanks#Merlin#BBC Merlin
But I also feel like when Arthur’s asking him not to change he’s asking him not to become like Morgana, in a sense. I mean, this is where Arthur realises that Merlin has magic and he probably realises the difference between them. Morgana discovered she had magic she began hating Arthur, but Merlin managed to continue being good and continue loving him despite all the horrible things he’s said over the years about magic and sorcerers. And I think he’s asking him to always be like that… to always be able to love so wholly and be brave in the face of adversity and all that shit.
Note the bottom. Birth year is 1977. In this font, I can’t think of any other digit that would partially look like this, is repeated and gives credible birth year. This, for me, settles the age debate.
Interestingly (probably just a prop issue?) the Fall date is absent. I mean, John would notice something like that…
So this means that Sherlock was 33 when he and John first met. Also, that would make Mycroft about 40 at this time.
He’s approximately three years younger than John.
He was 12 when Carl Powers was murdered and he “made a fuss” to the police.
He was about 28 when he first met Lestrade.
He is now 36 years old.
Excellent!! Though, assuming they met on Jan 29th, 2011, Sherlock would be 34. From ASiB, we know John was 37 that year.
So, the age difference is, as you said, 3 years. Which puts John’s birth year at 1974. But above news is from the time after the events at pool. So, it’s possible that John’s birth date could be in 1973 (roughly) July-Dec and he would still be 37 at the time of above news.
Mycroft’s birth year could be 1969-1970. As in, he could have been born anywhere between roughly September 1969 - April 1970 to be called 7 years older. (Stretching it more causes my mind to adjust 7 years to 7.5 years, and that is not a canonical number for me!)
He met Lestrade around the age of 28, meaning he wasn’t just out of University. Actually we don’t even know whether he completed any degree. What was he doing then? Rather, what could he be doing before meeting Lestrade? There is his addiction. Did he kick it after meeting Lestrade? Before? Because 28 years is a long time, most people are well set into their jobs (Dull), and Sherlock invented his after this? Oooh… will there be some inklings to this in series 3 given that there’s going to be some family time (speculated)?
FINALLY! I have always believed Sherlock’s age was similar to Benedict’s. Great sleuthing, cosmoglaut! I salute you.
WHY DOESN’T THIS HAVE LIKE A GIZZILION NOTES THIS IS PHENOMENAL
TINY TURTLE INVESTIGATORS: THE CASE OF THE LARGE STRAWBERRY
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE
“HAVE YOU TRIED BALANCING ON IT”
“YES OF COURSE I TRIED BALANCING ON IT JENKINS THIS IS NOT MY FIRST DAY AS A TINY TURTLE INVESTIGATOR”
they should invent
with a laptop built in
and unless you were walking, the internet wouldn’t work
like you had to be walking on it, you can’t just trick it and stand on the sides
i would lose so much weight
the faster you go the faster the wifi
Now that’s motivation
wow look at sammy go he needs the internet for research.
*furiously jogging* so gET THIS
"I swear to god, Arthur! You will NOT sleep safe tonight"
How long until the 15 year olds take over this post with their garbage
i imagine both steve and bucky like to come up with different ways to poke fun at sam every time they pass him during jogging
because they are shitheads
(the first one is a print you can get here)
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