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I can't be alone by dacoolcat I can't be alone by dacoolcat
I'm too dead tired to write comments right now
there were comments. lots.
but then my brain went to poop and I lost all of the many things I was going to say.

Will post my comments tomorrow. because then I will remember and will not be too tired to write it.

Long comic is long. And contains baby Sherlock and young Mycroft and sensitive!Sherlock

And I need to go back to funny stuff. D:
All I do anymore is fluff and sads.


Check out my other Sherlock art and comics!: [link]

Sherlock is owned by BBC (Moffat and Gatiss) and is based off the original tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Hannigram4Life Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WHY *cries harder* WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS!!!!  (this is so beautiful and literally how it was for me growing up and what i did.. now i know that i'm not a sociopath or a psychopath.. i have aspergers but i did what Sherlock did hear and it hit me when reading this)  
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KHough Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Headcanon accepted!
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Sherlock, I know how you feel! I was bullied too (because I was different). :hug:
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
I mean, what's their problem with freaks! "Normal" doesn't exist! There's just standard! I'm Asperger and I can tell it's okay to be a freak! Stick with the freaks! :D
Oh, and Sherlock, you're not a damn Sociopath. I can tell you aren't. Too emotional. ;)
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ViolaBear Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's actually really damn good! I seriously wouldn't be surprized if Moffat asked you to use this if he found it. Very heartfelt!
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dacoolcat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh thats very kind of you, but I think not  (´ ◡ `;) Its just a personal headcannon. 
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Jessse020 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
ouch my feels... This is amazing!
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aallen1350 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yuuko Clapping Icon This is beautiful :)
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annatomsen123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Awwwwwwwww CUTE!!!
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kagomemorino Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
0.0 Crying so beautiful!
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Meew3 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
DAWWWW
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SatansPixie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Awwwww!!! That's so sweet!
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blackmoon192 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THE FEELS ARE KILLING ME! THE FEELS!! (Lol cap on!)
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dacoolcat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the feels slowly devour you from the inside out. there is no escape.
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blackmoon192 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good thing I don't want to escape for said feels
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AyaAzuresea Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh...this...was just...whoa. Amazing, full of emotions and ... I really do not know how to describe it right. I just love it.
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Kaith-Sith Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Oh damn this made me sad but I'm glad John was there for him.
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bornthiswayfox Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-cries-
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Theavengercoat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<font><font>AWWW ;')</font></font>
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MerlinPsych Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw :)
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Amazing-person-yes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It'sIt's too cute!
My feels!
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Amazing-person-yes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn you spellcheck...
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xAnimeBabyx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
aww that was so nice
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Powalski13 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Oh, this is very touching and beautiful, thank you!
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wholock10 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I almost cried. This is wonderful.
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snowchime Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Writer
Oh
My
God
I think my heart just died and was reborn three times reading this.
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Hplover2753 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I actually started crying, because I had an emotional break down the other day like Sherlock did in this
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Nnaerb-dbz-fan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't mean to bother you, but I was looking through deviantArt an found this. This comic is truly beautiful. Really stunning and made me cry. I'm glad I had found it.
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dacoolcat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never a bother! I absolutely love comments! Thank you!
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Nnaerb-dbz-fan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw, not a problem dearie! :D :heart:
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anaswickedmusic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
|': <-Enough said.
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iFai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Oh, this is so bittersweet...
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neverendingdreamer25 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   Artist
I can relate with Sherlock because we both consider ourselves so different from others, we both refused to show any to no emotion and closed our hearts to love, sympathy and any other feeling to any one else, and we consider ourselves loners our whole lives. its so bitter-sweet. you did a very good job on it and I do hope you keep doing a great job. :)
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DragonHaven42 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*dies*.....meep
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Calico-Productions Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never even seen 'Sherlock', but this comic gave me such feels! The ending was REALLY sweet and touching.
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dacoolcat Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, you've never seen Sherlock? Its a great series.

This comic was my personal headcannon to explain one of his more famous lines in the show. Sherlock often seems cold and detached, but you can tell that the constant insults get to him. One of the people who constantly torments him basically calls him a psychopath and indirectly calls him an obvious suspect for murder to which Sherlock immediately snaps back with "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high functioning sociopath. Do your research" But if you know anything about psychology, you'd know he shows none of the symptoms of sociopathy. and to add, theres no such thing as a "high functioning" sociopath (although that term can be used for autism and aspergers which some people are almost certain he has.) This was my idea of why he would say such a thing and finally his breaking point.
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Calico-Productions Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't watched it yet, but I definitely want to and intend to buy the dvd sets in the near future. I started looking at fanart and clips from the show on youtube ( in the process I inadvertently found out a little about how season 2 ends ), and, without having actually watched a single episode, in no time at all it had become one of my fandoms/obsessions. The same thing happened with 'Doctor Who' more or less ( which reminds me: Note to self, actually get around to watching some 'Doctor Who' ). I guess I'm just odd like that, lol. :3
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Deidaras-luv-un Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
This is so deep. Amazing, just perfect. :)
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Akuma0013 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
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Khimra98 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Oh.. the feels... are ack
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lestatchrist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Not ashamed to say I cried
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Rosielord Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I've always wondered about the whole "sociopath" thing, because anyone who knows anything about psychology will know that Sherlock is anything but a sociopath. He has none of the symptoms of sociopathy. So I've wondered where the whole thing came from, and how he came to think of himself as a sociopath in the first place.

This comic is my new headcanon. Thanks! :)
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rababco Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never understood the whole sociopath thing either. Like I've said, he seems like someone with Asperger's, he's got lot of symptoms of that, most people who know anything about it think so too, even John. It's brilliant acting really.
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Rosielord Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, I've definitely thought that he probably has Asperger's. I actually love how John acknowledges that in the show, just further proof that John sees completely past that entire "sociopath" facade that Sherlock shields himself with, and really understands what's going on in his brain.

It is really, really brilliant acting. I just wish that more of our fandom actually did some research into this, because I feel like a lot of people just accept the whole "sociopath" thing without realizing what it means. I don't think most people realize that the list of famous sociopaths includes John Wayne Gacy, H. H. Holmes, and should never, never include Sherlock Holmes.
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rababco Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, to be fair, Sherlock states there's a difference between a psychopath and sociopath, though I'm not sure what the difference is. From what I read on the back of a book, sociopaths lack a conscience and are manipulative, which I don't think Sherlock is. I think the actor said something about him not having an interest in niceties and pleasantries and is very straightforward which is what makes him a sociopath but that's more like someone with Asperger's, they don't always notice non-verbal cues and understand social cues. The true sociopath/psychopath in the show is Jim Moriarty, he's sick and has no conscious, he likes blowing people up for fun.
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Rosielord Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I believe that sociopaths and psychopaths are the same thing, or at least very nearly the same thing. If there is any difference, it's very small.

I'm very well acquainted with real-life medical sociopaths/psychopaths, and they are literally the coldest, cruelest people you will ever meet. I've done quite a bit of research on sociopaths. This is the list of the symptoms/factors:

-Complete lack of empathy (and remorse)
-Pathological lying (doesn't include lying for actual reasons)
-Inability to emotionally care about anyone or anything save themselves
-Inability to form interpersonal relationships
-Extreme manipulativeness
-Irresponsible (can't take the blame for literally anything)
-Artificial charm (they'll completely change into a different person just to charm you, and change back at a moment's notice)
-Ability to understand right and wrong but doesn't think that it ever applies to themselves
-Unpredictable personality
-Impulsiveness
-Inability to commit to longterm goals

The list goes on, but those are the main ones. I think we can all agree that (save maybe impulsiveness) Sherlock has literally none of these. As you can see, a sociopath is a horrible thing to be and most sociopaths are actually miserable, because they convince themselves that the entire world is beneath them and out to get them. I think that part of the reason Sherlock convinces himself that he is a sociopath is because he doesn't fully realize what that means.

People need to understand that there's a really big difference between not understanding social cues and being medically insane. And yes, Moriarty is a complete psychopath. He is like a textbook psychopath.
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rababco Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First, I've got to say I'm really impressed, it says on your only 15, you seem very bright especially for your age. Are you planning on going into psychology when you get older?
Sherlock has trouble forming relationships but I think that's more likely to be from being a little autistic than being a psychopath/sociopath. Apparently, Sherlock can recognize non-verbal communication but I didn't realize that (I'm apparently worse with non-verbal communication than Sherlock is, great.) It's possible though, that he's trained himself for years to be able to do that because he's such a brilliant detective and it's important for his work. It's also possible that Sherlock wasn't able to recognize non-verbal communication but John's been helping Sherlock notice them and he's such a good detective that he's gaining a better understanding than he did before.
I've noticed throughout the series that Sherlock seems to be learning how to behave better because John's been teaching him. I don't know for sure, but I don't think psychopaths/sociopaths can be taught. People with autism however, can be taught if other people understand their special needs and have an idea of how their brains work, which is why autistic children are often given special training from the time they're young because they can improve and learn differently. I've never heard anyone trying to give psychopaths/sociopaths special education though.
If anything, I think Sherlock uses the whole sociopath fašade as a self-defense mechanism. He's tries to convince himself that he doesn't care about others because he doesn't understand them and he's been mistreated and made fun of his whole life.
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Rosielord Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Firstly, thank you, and yes I am considering going into psychology. I'm taking Psych at high school right now and it's really fascinating.

You're right that a sociopath can't be taught any different, because one of the things a sociopath can never do is admit that they need help, or that they're wrong about something. Sherlock has trouble admitting that he's wrong about things, but that's more of his big ego and less of a psychological condition.

I also feel like he does learn over time to pick up on social cues, probably from John teaching him directly ("Bit not good, yeah") or from him just observing John. My boyfriend actually has Asperger's, which doesn't at all limit his emotional capabilities but makes it a little hard for him to understand social cues sometimes. For example, I always have to tell him when I'm being sarcastic, because he can't tell just from the way I'm talking. I think Sherlock's definitely like that. He's fully capable of having and even understanding emotions. What Asperger's patients have trouble with is understanding how emotions are portrayed. So they can fully understand sadness, but may have a little trouble figuring out when a person is sad just by looking at them. That sounds like what Sherlock is.

Also, another thing about Asperger's is that most people have one passion, one field that they really excel in. So they may have trouble in every single class but for some reason they know every single thing about animation you could ever want to know. Or they're like a textbook when it comes to paleontology. So Sherlock's obsession with the science of deduction and his incredible skill at crime solving could in some part come from some form of autism.

When you get down to it, whatever he has or doesn't have or thinks he has, what people in the show and outside of the show tend to forget that he's just a person. He has emotions of his own, even if he's not too good at showing or reading them in other people. That's what's so genius about the character and Benedict's acting, in my opinion - Sherlock's convinced himself that he's more than human (or less, depending on where you stand) and that he's somehow different from anyone else, but underneath it all he's just a man who loves and hurts just like everyone else; and in my opinion, that's the best thing to be.
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rababco Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's easy to create a character that's a jerk and rude to everyone around them, there are a lot of characters like that out there. It's much more difficult however, to create a character that's believable as someone who genuinely doesn't know any better and isn't rude or inconsiderate on purpose. That's what I think is so brilliant about the show and how Sherlock's character is portrayed. I actually feel sorry for him, partly I think because he reminds me of myself so I can relate to him.

I think it makes him seem more human, in this interpretation Sherlock Holmes is this brilliant detective but he doesn't know how to behave properly and is constantly insulted and mistreated because he's different, making him in my opinion more relatable and balanced. Sherlock needs John who's the only person in his life that is patient and tries to understand him. He understands that Sherlock has feelings and does care about others even if he has trouble expressing himself and can be inconsiderate at times but that he doesn't do it on purpose. John understands Sherlock has special needs and behaves differently but he's still human, something that other people in the show don't really understand.

I'm like Sherlock in a lot of ways, my dad actually thinks I have Asperger's but if I asked him or anyone else that knows me if I'm sociopath/psychopath they'd probally either laugh hysterically or yell at me for even thinking something like that. I'm pretty sure that other people with Asperger's and autism in general who relate to Sherlock Holmes don't want to be associated with a sociopath and don't believe Sherlock is. I don't blame them, I don't want to be related to a sociopath either. I had a friend in middle school who had Asperger's (he just said he was autistic but he fit the characteristics of someone with Asperger's perfectly), he also had ADHD (which I have too) and bi-polar disorder (never understand that one, didn't seem bi-polar at all to me), he was very bright and sweet but other kids picked on him a lot, just like they did with me because he was different (oddly he didn't seem that strange to me.) We seemed to understand each other in a way no one else did. Your boyfriend seems sweet, he's lucky to have someone who understands and is patient with him.

Some people have said that this version of Sherlock Holmes is distant and not very polite with strangers because he seems kind of autistic. I think the fact he's kind of distant has little to do with him acting kind of autistic but has much more to do with the way he's treated. He's been called a freak, a psychopath, said he would kill someone himself someday, that he didn't have friends and this was all in the very first episode. It's no wonder why Sherlock's so distant with other people, considering the way he's been treated. It's also a misleading comment because it suggests that just because someone's autistic that they're going to be cold towards others. Autistic people can be quite sweet, people who've worked with autistic children say that they're some of the sweetest children they've ever worked with, if you know how. I've even read in a book that children with Asperger's don't have empathy, but in another book by someone who has it they stated that they do have empathy they just have trouble reading people and struggle with a theory-of-mind (something I've noticed Sherlock really struggles with) so they seem like they're not capable at times. I'm sure you'd say that your boyfriend is capable of empathy, just like anyone else.
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