I feel like that whole “Not everything is deducible.” line is super-insulting to the Sherlock fandom. Not intentionally, of course. Maybe. But Sherlock telling John that he researched him…
I did say that I was trying NOT to condemn the “Elementary” fandom and that “shannon should shut up” and “why do I have a computer?”
Okay, I’m sincerely saying this not to dogpile or make you feel bad, I just would like to try to help you understand something about the way your random thought/opinion is being received.
You tagged this “trying not to start a fandom war”, but there’s already been a lot of flaming of Elementary and its fans by Sherlock fans… which means you don’t have the choice of starting or not starting something, but rather by making these posts you are already participating in something bigger that’s going on.
If nobody from Sherlock fandom were posting stuff like this, this post could just sort of exist as a weird random thought out of your head… but that’s not the case. You’re adding your voice in a shouting mob. And maybe you think you’re just ambling along in this direction regardless of what anybody else is doing… no, from the outside, you’re still part of the mob.
Instead of “just shutting up”, why don’t you spend a little time thinking about things like why you would feel like one random line in one show is a middle finger pointed at another show, and why that’s something so personal to you that you feel the need to speak out about about it even knowing it may have been random and feeling like it’s a bad idea to say it?
I mean, if I had to guess I’d say that it’s not actually the insult at the show that’s eating you, but the perceived insult to you, who likes the show. I’m not really prepared to go chasing any rabbits further down that particular hole on the basis of a couple of posts, but that seems like a good starting point.
If you don’t want to think about your inner motivation, you might think about another topic, like: what if there are two successful contemporary Sherlock Holmes show on at the same time? What if you actually like both of them? Or what if you only like your favorite one but the other still exists? What does this actually mean for you? What does it do to you?
Just things to think about.
I mean, yes, it is silly to read a personal/fandom insult into a line from Elementary that could just as easily have been in Sherlock, but that doesn’t make yo a “silly fangirl who should shut up” in any kind of absolute sense. You said something that really didn’t make sense to people and some people gave you reasons why, but that’s something that’s also going to happen to each and every person who disagreed with you.
I’m not saying you’re right or we’re wrong. I’m saying that being right or wrong isn’t an absolute quality that a human being embodies and you shouldn’t take it to heart. There are worse things to stick your foot in it over.