something rich and strange

But release me from my bands
With the help of your good hands:
Gentle breath of yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails,
Which was to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Which pierces so that it assaults
Mercy itself and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardon'd be,
Let your indulgence set me free.

theme by itsniall

It’s just…staying.

Posted 1 year ago with 37,905 notes
#sherlock #andrew scott #moriarty #jim moriarty #james moriarty #and this is precisely why i don't understand people who were 'surprised' by moriarty's suicide or thought it was OOC #the final problem was STAYING ALIVE. #and it was a problem not because he wanted to live but because he wanted to die. #'IT'S SO BORING ISN'T IT? IT'S JUST STAYING.' #life was tedium and stasis for him. HE WANTED OUT. #the final problem - the endgame he has had in mind since series one - was about him being ready to die #and it wasn't just his problem - he wanted to share it with sherlock #it wasn't enough simply to die - he wanted (needed) to do it knowing that sherlock understood #death would have brought him no comfort without the knowledge that he hadn't been alone on this miserable planet all along. #why do you think he is so fucking devastated to have 'beaten' sherlock? #sherlock disappointed him and now he hasn't just lost him ('I DON'T EVEN HAVE YOU') but lost also the death he wanted for himself. #(the death he wanted for THEM - this was about a certain 'togetherness' for him - it was meaningless without sherlock) #and so he tells him 'NOW I HAVE TO GO BACK TO PLAYING WITH THE ORDINARY PEOPLE' #not because he WANTS to (as the disgust in his tone should make clear) #but because he doesn't have it in him to die the way he wanted to without having his big moment of connectivity with sherlock #this is what makes him dying with sherlock's hand in his so profound #it's also what makes his ending such a moving and beautiful one - he got everything he wanted #the gun in one hand and sherlock's in the other #as andrew scott has made clear - moriarty was a desolate lonely and unhappy character #and in his final moments that utter desolation melts away #as he and sherlock finally put the game aside for a few moments and share something honest devastating and intimate #moriarty wanted sherlock and he wanted death and the two became inextricable for him #'winning' meant nothing - all he wanted was the feeling of sherlock's hand in his and the relief of finally knowing there was SOMEONE #someone for him and someone LIKE him #this is why he dies with a smile on his face and this is why his suicide was the PERFECT ending to his arc
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