Posts tagged: richard brook
Oh god oh god oh god oh god D:
I don’t support this theory
but what if it was Richard who shot himself on the rooftop and Jim is alive it was just his twin that died
RICHARD BROOK = RICHARD MORIARTY = JIM’S TWIN BROTHER YES I LIKE THIS
DONT LET MOFFAT SEE THIS
MORIARTYS TWIN SHIT SON
no, guys, it doesn’t have to be his twin - we never saw the real Moriarty on screen, because he was paying an actor to play him. Since we never saw him, he didn’t have to look anything like him. It would also explain why Rich Brook’s CV was so credible - it wasn’t scrambled together at the last minute, he’d been there from the start. Moriarty had been using an actor as his agent ever since we first saw him appear.
He doesn’t like to get his hands dirty…
Plot twist to END ALL PLOT TWISTS
MOTHER OF FUCK
This is why fandom hurts me
We’ve waited so long we’re now writing Series 3 ourselves
Anyone else noticed that his email is firstname.lastname@example.org?
As I’ve mentioned, “Evidence” has to be Part 1 of the plan to restore Sherlock Holmes’ reputation. So I’ve been researching Richard Brook, whom you all know is the supposed actor / exploited old friend of Mr. Holmes who “pretended” to be James Moriarty. *pause for laughs…* I tracked down the children’s TV show Kitty Riley claims he hosted, “The Story-Teller of Story-Vale” (dreadful name). I had quite a time of it; out of print on Amazon, couldn’t find it in any shops. Finally got a copy off someone on eBay. My camera is complete rubbish so I’ve scanned the cover as well (scanner also rubbish…)
Last night I marathoned it. Haven’t the means to rip it, but let me tell you… it’s seriously trite, cliche kiddie drivel… terrible production quality… he’s got a talking hedgehog and otter as sidekicks, for crying out loud
(does anyone else think that sweater looks like one of Dr. Watson’s? I’m unravelling here). But I’d give Rich Brook a BAFTA for it. Or, rather, Jim Moriarty a BAFTA. And an Oscar and an Empire Award and a Pulitzer or basically ALL THE AWARDS.
Because of one simple fact: this is a psychopathic serial killer masquerading as a children’s television host, and for a little while I FORGOT who he was. For one split second during “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”, he had me believing that maybe I was wrong, maybe he WAS just an actor. He smiled, he laughed… and he got into my head and rewrote history. Just for a second. One moment he had me and it nearly brought the whole house of cards crashing down.
Maybe it’s exhaustion but even writing this it gives me chills. Now I realise what we’re up against, it terrifies me. It makes me afraid for the future of our cause. We can’t let our resolve be shaken for even one moment… and I am shaken.
Can we really do this… ?
LITERALLY JUST SPAT OUT MY FUCKING SOUP
You know what though
Jim’s little diguises - Rich Brook and Jim from IT - have one thing in common:
They’re both total sweethearts.
They both have a gentle demeanor and seem to care about the women they’re fooling. They’re both anxious around Sherlock. They’re both inoffensive and fuckingadorableohmygod.
They both have a heart.
No one is that good of an actor. The one thing you can’t fake is a heart.
If he was heartless, Molly would be dead. She saw Jim’s face, she was a liability. Why didn’t he kill her? He’d heard all Molly’s stories, he knew she was important to Sherlock, if only a little, so why didn’t he kill her? Why didn’t he threaten her with the gunmen during Reichenbach?
I’ll tell you why. Because Molly is lovely and he cared about her. He purposely excluded her from the threat because he didn’t want to hurt her.
Even during their first meeting at the pool, Jim showed an unusual lack of self restraint “THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE DO!”. His face wasn’t blank, it wasn’t a pokerface like Sherlock’s. He was expressive. He was emotive. He was human. Jim has a heart.
I think that on the roof during Reichenbach, Sherlock realised this. He realised that Jim wasn’t acting.
He realised what Jim really wanted: to not be alone; to find someone just like himself; to find someone not-ordinary. Most of all, he wanted that person to be Sherlock.
Sherlock saw the level of frustration and disappointment and, let’s be honest, sadness on Jim’s face when he thought Sherlock was stupid and ordinary, and when he thought Sherlock would jump to save his friends.
That’s how he beat Jim.
The way he asserts himself on Jim, moving right up into his personal space. Think about it. He never does that. He’s attacked people, usually in self defence, but never anything quite so personal, quite so intimidating.
He’s risking John’s life by doing this. He’s risking the lives of all his friends and he doesn’t care. In those moments, Jim is his primary focus.
But then, listen to his voice, listen to the things he is saying.
Ordinary people have hurt Jim, there’s no doubt about that.
Sherlock is telling Jim that he isn’t ‘one of them’. He isn’t ordinary.
Sherlock isn’t being cruel, he’s being gentle.
We’re just alike, you and I.
And they are just alike, apart from that one little thing that they don’t have in common:
Sherlock is the good guy who doesn’t have a heart, and it’s his biggest weakness.
Jim is the bad guy who does have a heart, and it’s his greatest tragedy.
I LOVE THIS FANDOM AND EVERYONE IN IT.