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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-14 06:47 pm

[ SECRET POST #3723 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3723 ⌋

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02. [repeat]


[Elementary, Sherlock/Fiona]


[Bucky Barnes]




[Rumer and Scout Willis]


[George R.R. Martin, ASOIAF]


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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 06:27 am (UTC)(link)
I feel like this is a case of OP being so hyper aware of 'diversity' in media that they can no longer tell when it's done well.

Elementary is a modern Sherlock Holmes adaption. Sherlock the character has been interpreted to be on the spectrum for decades. Fiona's character should therefore be interpreted with that in mind, with their connection strengthening this argument. How they both navigated their relationship was then interesting character work (something the show does a lot of in mini arcs like Fiona's).

As for Mrs Hudson, I've seen other people say it was refreshing to see a trans character just exist without their trans identity being the main part of their character. All in all, I can't even think I've seen criticism of the way the show writes diverse characters, which I think says a lot about the writers seamlessly including diversity in the storylines.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
My view of Mrs. Hudson is not that I expect storylines that make a big fuss over her trans identity, it's that I note her lack of presence beyond brief appearances in three episodes - the last one being in 2014. Not trying to be snarky, but maybe the reason why this particular inclusion is so seamless is because she's hardly ever there.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
I haven't read the books but does Mrs Hudson have a role at ALL? She's always been just "the landlady" in everything I heard, and occasional straight man to the sheninagans going on in the flat.