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Meta: Diagnosing John Watson

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#1 aely

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:53 AM

One of my friends on Livejournal is a psychologist and is writing meta on the characters from an emotional point of view.

This time, it is the turn of John. She discusses whether or not he has PTSD, with evidence taken from onscreen to back up her opinions and explains why she feels that John was suffering from depression at the beginning of the series in ASiP. They are well thought out pieces of meta and well worth a read.

John Watson and PTSD

John Watson, Depression and Somatisation

~ I'm a doctor, I know how to sprain people! ~ John Watson: HLV.

You can find my fic on AO3


#2 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

Sounds interesting, aely -- thanks for posting those links.

I have never felt comfortable with the typical John-Watson theories, at least as they apply to the BBC character, which is the only version I'm particularly conversant with. Maybe your friend's explanations will add some useful points to my own ideas.

-- Carol

 


#3 aely

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

Next in the series:

The Themes and Conflicts of John Watson

By conflicts she's not meaning physical conflicts as such, but the mental conflicts that have potentially influenced John's life and career choices. It's interesting stuff.

~ I'm a doctor, I know how to sprain people! ~ John Watson: HLV.

You can find my fic on AO3






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