Hi dear! Could you possibly steer me into the direction of that Modern Love "love advice" interview? Pretty please? I've tried harnessing the mighty Google's power, but to no avail. I would be very much obliged. Yours, Anon.
It’s on the Modern Love instagram under their stories page or whatever it’s called: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17858746567568757/?hl=en
new finding in moriarty research
professor moriarty is a chronic masturbator
according to simon workman, phd, a lot of moriarty’s physical description matches the victorian ideas of what a person who masturbates “compulsively” looked like, including his rounded shoulders and protruding face, as well as his tendency toward criminal behavior.
my only conflict here is, now that i have this information, do i include it in my thesis, or do i pretend i never read it so as to avoid embarrassment or awkwardness between myself and my advisor when he reads through my drafts?
me in my thesis: according to simon workman, moriarty likes to beat that evil meat
my advisor: what
if this was intentional on conan doyle’s part, it’s actually really interesting because that means he really took the whole “moriarty is the equal but opposite opponent to holmes” thing pretty far. in other words, since holmes is aroace and sex repulsed, moriarty being sexually frustrated and a chronic masturbator would make sense, in a way.
Level 1: Enemies to lovers
Level 2: Enemies to lovers to awkward exes who can’t avoid running into each other because they’re in intersecting lines of work
Level 3: Enemies to lovers, except they never actually stop being enemies, and frankly everyone’s getting a little concerned
Level 4: Enemies to lovers, but from the perspective of someone who’s only peripherally involved with the central drama and struggles mightily to keep track of who’s killing and/or fucking whom
Level 5: Enemies to co-defendants