If the show’s not going to give you a dance, Sherlock, I sure will.
This is something that slips past the Western viewers- it looks like it’s reaching out for Chihiro, in a malicious way, to the Western viewers. It’s what I thought growing up.
However, now, that I know that it’s a way of signalling for someone to ‘Come here!’ in Japan, the scene takes on a whole new meaning.
That spirit knows that if Chihiro doesn’t eat the food, she will disappear. And it knows if it offers the food, she cannot be cursed as a gluttonous pig because it wouldn’t have been stolen.
Just a unique take when you have all of the context.
And also, the red lanterns spell out ‘おいで’ which translates to “Come here” or “Come in” :)
Larry Grayson is often cited as one of the first openly gay entertainers to have enjoyed mass appeal, although he never made direct reference to his sexuality. (x)
Sherlock’s father is directly compared to two people in this scene when we meet him. The first is Larry Grayson. And the second, of course…
john passes by, stops immediately when he sees sherlock with janine
he watches them and sees janine smiling at sherlock
stands there, looks intensely, takes a step back
he clutches his hand (we can see it in motion), steps in
"glad to see you pulled sherlock!"
he pats sherlock’s shoulder while looking directly at janine (that looks like a friendly gesture but can be john’s way to prove his possessiveness )
and again just looks at janine until sherlock makes a joke
john acting like a jealous boyfriend at his own wedding is my oxygen