im still reading but this series is slowly fuckin me up
In the Buffy world 20-30 years from now, would Buffy and Faith be friends, get along, would they be sick of eachother by then? Ohhhh let’s go there (x)
# good # eliza dushku # buffy the vampire slayer # btvs
If you get a marshmallow bunny and squish it, it looks like Kim Jong Un.
who the fuck named toxic shock syndrome am i right i mean tampons are scary enough when you are 13 seriously you couldnt name it something clinical you had to name it DEATH POISON DISEASE
i went to a new school when i started second grade and i still remember what my parents said to me as they dropped me off on my first day at the new school: “dont do your yoshi impression, it’s weird and you’ll make no friends.”
This scene was actually when I went from feeling more or less neutral on Joan to actively disliking her.
Because wow, that was patronizing.
I loved that scene in Elementary.
1) Firstly, because it immediately deconstructs the “hero throws and breaks something in frustration” cliche (Sherlock throwing a glass slide in HoB, anyone?) it might even be seen as a parody of that cliche.
2) Secondly, because the dynamic is different between a man and a woman than it would be between two women or two men, the visual of a man smashing something in a temper in front of a woman can be taken as threatening or borderline abusive. Joan Watson immediately shows that she is not intimidated by Holmes’ behavior.
3) Lastly? One of the running themes of Elementary is the deconstruction of Sherlock Holmes as the solitary, antisocial genius, and his becoming a member of a community. Holmes’ gifts are given their due respect, but no one in Elementary plays the game of Because Sherlock Holmes is a Bloody Genius He Can Do Whatever He Wants So There. When Sherlock goes after Moriarty (“M”), Captain Gregson suspends him. When Sherlock doesn’t want to talk about his addiction, Alfredo says “You’ve got to get over yourself.” And when Sherlock behaves like a spoiled child, Joan tells him “Use your words.”
You see Joan patronizing Sherlock. I see a member of Sherlock’s community teaching him how to behave like an adult member of that community.
Popular media portrays men patronizing women constantly & it’s considered neutral, but a woman patronizing a man is enough to flip people into incandescent rage. Not saying that’s what OP is feeling, but a woman patronizing a man is definitely a hot trigger.
I also want to point out that throwing and breaking things is one of the ways many domestic abusers (statistically likely to be men trying to intimidate/control/harm women) exert dominance and threaten & control their partners. There is nothing like a display of violence and destruction to remind a person that said violence and destruction could be visited upon their person, you know? So there is ABSOLUTELY a power differential at play here, even if they aren’t romantically/sexually involved and even if the writers didn’t intend for there to be. So Joan responding in kind, in a calm demonstrative way, is a way of her taking control of a charged situation and pointing out that yes, he’s acting like a childish dick throwing a temper tantrum and she isn’t going to let that slide/excuse him/clean up his mess for him.
This meta is fantastic and important, but I also want to paste on the really simple but necessary addition:
Joan and Sherlock’s relationship has transitioned in several stages.
- His sober companion who was in charged of protecting him from himself.
- His partner because he is a better detective with her.
- His friend because he is a better person with her.
It is canon in the Elementary-verse that one of the biggest reasons Sherlock loves Joan (platonically) is because she respects his identity but consistently pushes him to be a better person. The fact that she calls him out is something he cherishes in her.
To put it another way: If Watson was the type of person that would not immediately call him out on this, she would not have been the type of person Sherlock would have valued so much.
Elementary’s Sherlock quantified Joan before he appreciated her. And he stated several times that who she is makes him better.
That includes her refusal to let him get away with childish bullshit.
Adventure Time - Food Chain (Sneak Peek)
This episode is animated by Masaaki Yuasa, a guest animator. The episode is considered non-canon.
Synopsis: On a field trip to the Candy Kingdom Museum of Natural History, Finn and Jake learn about the Food Chain by becoming the food chain!
Also Magic Man is in the episode.
The preview aired at WonderCon.
# maasaki yuasa # animation # adventure time # amaaaazing
Unreasonably angry a child is listening to “If you’re happy happy happy clap your hands” instead of “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands”.
Bosozoku Sailor Moon, 2013
Inspired by the artwork of Babs Tarr
Digital Painting, Retouching, & Compositing: Yume Ninja
Photos by Greg DeStefano
Creative Direction: Yume Ninja, Michelle Ngyuen, Mandie Bettencourt
Makeup: Yume Ninja
Photoshop CS 6, Illustrator CS 6, Lightroom 4
See the entire set, along with the other group photos by Greg De Stefano at my blog:
# Sailor Moon # cosplay # dfna;owinef;lanf # mahou shojo # magical girls
"Now that I’m supposed to be a success, I’m worried about the responsibility. People will no longer be coming to see a new talent they’ve heard about. I now have to line up to their concept of a great success. I’m not the underdog, the homely kid from Brooklyn they can root for anymore. I’m fair game."
From William J. Mann’s Hello, Gorgeous.
pay nicki minaj a quarter of a million dollars to be better than you on your track