having ocs is weird
some of them are just like ideas and concepts while others are like people living inside your head demanding a nice room and snacks and attention and occasionally they poke you in the feelings when you’re least expecting it
some of them you spend forever coaxing out from a dark corner of your mind with some candy and some of them are always up in your face
if you ship #sherlock with john in every other universe but elementary because john is a girl in that version then you need to reevaluate why you ship them in the first place
if you legitimately liked them together then you should like them regardless of their gender, because they still interact and work together in the same way
but nope, you only like them because of the kawaii yaoiz
that, my friends, is fetishizing homosexuality
No two incarnations of Holmes and Watson are exactly alike - after all, if they were, there would be no point to new adaptations. They might all share some essential traits and a similar dynamic, but the writing, the direction, the actors and the chemistry they have together, et cetera, will all bring something a little different to the table. So it’s reasonable that one Holmes/Watson ship might appeal to you while another might not, or that two different versions of Holmes/Watson might appeal to you in different ways or for different reasons. Totally, 100% legit!
If you just so happen to ship Holmes/Watson in most every other version of the stories you’ve encountered, and if, before Elementary has even aired, you just so happen to have already decided that you don’t and won’t ship Joan/Sherlock (especially if you assume the dynamic ~just won’t be the same~, and especially if you assume that the dynamic ~just won’t be the same~ because men and women can’t have the same kinds of relationships), then yeah.
You are pretty much the worst kind of gay-fetishizing fan, and should launch yourself into the sun.