Because it’s the end of an era (and the year) I’m allowed to be a bit sentimental, right?
I’d just like to say that these past two years would’ve been completely different if it had not been for the greatness that is this fandom. I know we get a lot of shit for being crazy and obnoxious and, let’s face it, we make our own civil wars but the creativity that flows out of this fandom is just too incredible. Creativity in fanart, graphics, deductions, fanfics, AUs, character analyses, crack, music, and all the gay porn: that’s what labels us as insane but it’s my favorite part of us. People have had the chance to explore their talents and, in the process, gain new friends. Those in the fandom who prefer to sit quietly, liking and reblogging, are equally as important as they keep the fandom alive and burning. Being in the fandom has just been so entertaining that it’s hard to believe that it’s really been two years.
So, sure, we may have waited this long for a season that will run for barely two weeks, but yknow what? I’m not worried about our next hiatus. In fact, I’m looking forward to it. Seeing as this fandom is overflowing with passion—and, really, passion is the only way to describe it—I think the next year (or two, or five, or twenty) is going to be just as fun and insane and difficult as these past couple ones. Maybe this is premature seeing as we don’t know how good Series 3 will be but for now, this is what I need to say. For all the good and bad we’ve gone through, I congratulate us for surviving as amazingly as Sherlock did. See you next year!