Anonymous said: Hey now, isn't it a bit heteronormative to say John wooed women on three continents? We don't know it was exclusively women.
I was talking about canon. The original stories, I mean.
The only mention of ‘Three Continents’ in Sherlock is on John’s blog, which is considered at least partial canon by TPTB. It was right before John met Sherlock:
Great to see you again, mate. And you should come down and meet the Mrs. Just remember she’s mine, Casanova!
Bill Murray 28 January 11:46
Casanova??! My brother?!?!.
Harry Watson 28 January 13:36
Oh yeah. The things he got up to before we went out to A. Dirty boy!
Bill Murray 28 January 17:56
Harry Watson 28 January 18:12
So he may not even have that nickname in Sherlock. Sherlock did ask him in TSoT if he had an ‘international reputation’, to which John responded, “No, I don’t have an international reputation.” But he was drunk. So who really knows?
The blog doesn’t specify gender.
I feel the need to add this bit of information, which can be found here.
This fan-created nickname has its origins in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel The Sign of Four, in which Doctor Watson boasts “an experience of women which extends over many nations and three separate continents.”
Further details of the good doctor’s lady-killing history are never discussed, making it unclear whether he is simply an unapologetic whore or whether he has had many brief and ill-fated past marriages. Regardless, one can be reasonably assured (given the rather characteristic Victorian stiffness of vocabulary) that Doctor Watson had more than made the acquaintance of aforementioned women.
In fandom, this moniker is most often referred to in fanfiction (a notable culprit being Atlin Merrick) and is used as a testament to John Watson’s sexual experience, which generally goes hand-in hand with sexual prowess.
"Now, Watson, the fair sex is your department." —Sherlock Holmes (it isn’t *his* department, mind you)
The older she gets, the more clear it becomes that Emma Watson is the real life Hermione Granger, and we need that. Rock on, girl.