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Scenes from the Life of Sherlock and John III by portmanteau-press Scenes from the Life of Sherlock and John III by portmanteau-press

Scenes from the Life of Sherlock and John IIIby portmanteau-press

Fan Art / Digital Art / Drawings / Movies & TV©2012-2015 portmanteau-press
The question you need to ask is this: was Sherlock REALLY running that experiment, or was it just a cover for watching John? After all, A SHERLOCK LOVE IS A SECRET LOVE (and a bit of a creepy love, too).

I'll be honest, though--I don't ship Sherlock and John in a sexual way. I believe that they really love each other, but for me theirs is a very deep and complex relationship that simply doesn't involve sex. You'd think they have sex, because they're intimate with each other in a way that makes it seem like they do (which is why I think it's so perfect that all the supporting characters on the show pretty consistently mistake them for a couple). But they're not. They just have this unique, incredibly close platonic relationship that no one else can quite get their heads around. IT'S SUCH PERFECTION OMFG.

Next installment: "Sherlock and John Eat at the Chinese Restaurant Down the Street"

And the installment after that: "John Defies the Captain's Orders"
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CrimsonAndClover95 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the bromance between those two. It's so sweet.
littlemisszombie9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Aww this is adorable!
Tsuzukitheshinigami1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   Filmographer
Watery-Flame Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is cute and creepy at the same time!!! I wuvs it! XD
Ermahgerd I love these way too muc. I have no idea how you get all of those crisp, perfect lines and patterns but i love it. :3
Megan-J Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems like all of my ships have that deep connection that doesn't involve sex. I don't know why, I guess I just don't want my images of them to be dirtied, if that makes any sense. I think it's cuter that way :)
bbissocute Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Your explination about their relationship, basically is my exact headcannon for those two. Nice to see another platonic shipper.
0RCV0 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist
"unique, incredibly close platonic relationship" YES, someone other than me believes this can be a thing!
Lady-Clepto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
C'est trop mignon !!<'3
Oddsocks8 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
emin2000 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree with that!!! Clap  
And this is adorable..... just fricken' adorable!
Myrethy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YES!!! Someone like me who has absolutely no need for any kind of sex in her favorite pairings!! Their relationship is more complex than that... *high five*
PriscaOfTheShire Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
letsgobabie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Awwwww! That's so lovely! *-*
I totally see eye to eye with you on your description :D
Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Awwwww...Huggle!  What a sweetie! I love it, thanks.
SherlockianTales Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Aww~! So simply adorable~! :aww:

I really like your art style, it's really simple but rather unique.

I love your description, and like you and many others have said, its' such a complex relationship that is so very deep. Outstanding job on giving your point across~! :hug:
Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I'll save that description you made about their relationship to quote for later use, if you're okay with that. Because you put it so well - also precisely what I thought. It's only some kind of bromance, why do people want to make them... homosexual so bad? >///<"

And your art is incredibly adorable~:heart:
FFX2player Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Ahh, exactly how I feel about their relationship too...
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   General Artist
:clap: Best description of their relationship EVER. When people make them all sexual and gay somehow it ruins it for me.
Foxxyvillain Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Crossheart-Inkwolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Your relationship theory is beautiful
ChoFrog09 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
So cute! I really love how you described their relationship, that's how I think of it as well. Putting them in a romantic/sexual situation cheapens their relationship for me. Like you said, they just have this bond that is so unique is defies definition.

Again, well done!
DeathFrisbee221B Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I agree and this is adorable :D
rababco Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with your description, that's why Sherlock and Watson's relationship is one of the most famous of all time. Their relationship is so deep and complex, it's impossible to truly explain. I'm sick of people thinking their relationship is sexual, I just don't get it, Sherlock's asexual and John at least claims he's straight (I guess he COULD be bi) so why would they want to have sex? The closest thing I can come to explaining their relationship is that of a bromance and nonsexual/nonromantic soul mates. All the gay jokes in the show are funny but can get annoying, though the way they behave might make people think their gay (even though they hardly ever even touch each other, go figure.) I even like seeing pictures of them holding hands, cuddling or forehead kisses (it's possible for close friends or similar relationships to show this kind of affection.)
LunaMystere Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
i think they have sex, just not at all in the way people picture it. it's a lot more special. they have a really deep bond.
xXAli-CatXx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've read an aweshum fanfic like this >.<
kitkatblack Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xxIzabeexx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I feel the same way about them. I don't picture their relationship the way lots of people do at all; it just seems like they love each other and that is it. No need for anything else. This is great, I love it!
Cerise-XIII Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this series of vignettes very much, but I love this one the most because it sums up my feelings about the whole Johnlock ship really well :)
sherlymate Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
awww kawaiiii
TheTommyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Naww! I loved the last panel! And I completely agree with you on the shipping. That's exactly how I feel! I only ship them in a light way. I hate how shippers turn everything sexual. -_-'
MaryWMarlowe Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
awww!!! Perfect!
AlbinoOtaku Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I couldn't help but "D'awww".
Darkshine97 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You think the exact same thing as me about Sherlock and John's relationship. I'm glad I'm not the only one :D
EmilyElfwing Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I was just thinking that too! And then I read your post; we're not alone! There's something so beautiful about friendship love. :) There's a reason ancient philosophers considered it the greatest type of love.
LemonPoppySeedMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
<33333333333333333333333333333333333 sry
ButterflyPigment Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree about their relationship!
Sherlock and Watson have been like that since A. C. Doyle.
XoeIsabel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
All the squee. Favorited <3
Sharsarannon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
FINALLY! SOMEONE ELSE WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT SOME RELATIONSHIPS CAN BE INTIMATE WITHOUT SEX! Yes, people they are in fact platonic. Closer than brothers, but platonic.

Okay just had to get that off my chest. My best friend and I are like this and people compare us to Sherlock and John. Other people keep assuming we're a couple. Hah.

These comics are adorable.
twilightavatar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I use this in here. [link]
if you don't like I can delete it.
portmanteau-press Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nah it's cool as long as you link back to this or give me credit somehow. Thanks for letting me know :)
twilightavatar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
so you have not any problem with it
portmanteau-press Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, it's all fine! Just as long as I get credited somehow like I said :)
twilightavatar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
MediumOrchid7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Cute cute cute! :love: :heart:
Iamjohnlocked8646 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this and i`m totally at Johnlock fan!!
tomboyprincess Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
btw sorry i forgot nice comic ;)
tomboyprincess Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After all, A SHERLOCK LOVE IS A SECRET LOVE (and a bit of a creepy love, too). ~ lol that made me laugh :lol:

dude your comments about johnlock i agree with :)
i mean hell i have to admit i do like johnlock :lol:
but i do agree with you comments there :)O
portmanteau-press Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist

Truthfully, I really like the whole Johnlock fandom, too--it's super sexy and far more believable than most ships out there ;)
tomboyprincess Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur welcome :meow:
yeah :XD: it`s too hard to resist!! :la:
yeah so true :nod:
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