my advice to john watson is to stop dating people that aren’t sherlock
FYI Merlin is a nail biter
#only when he’s stressed #which is most of the time #and Arthur notices and doesn’t like it #so he bats Merln’s hand away every time he starts doing it #and Merlin huffs and crosses his arms and waits for Arthur to look away #and then goes right back to it #until Arthur takes Merlin by the wrist #and brings Merlin’s fingers to his lips #and kisses them #and Merlin just melts #and promises to stop doing it #but he makes sure to do it every once and a while #just so he can see Arthur kiss his fingers and look that tender again #stop me before i kill myself with cute (clotpolesonly)
Anatomical Heart Jewelry by Krinna on deviantART
I need a lapel pin version of these. That way I can wear my heart on my sleeves.
I’ve been thinking about what Sherlock has to go through in S3. At the end of episode 1, TEH, I was left feeling very unsatisfied that Sherlock never actually apologizes to John for what he’s put him through. Yes he says “I’m sorry”, but we all know that is no where near enough. He doesn’t tell John why he did it, he never explains. What he does tell John is that he didn’t want John to give away the game—i.e. he didn’t trust him not to blab. This is HUGELY insulting to John, as a soldier, as Sherlock’s partner in crime, as a friend.
John, at the end of TRF, was absolutely shattered into a million pieces. Then Sherlock comes back and gives no good reason for why that had to happen. But far from getting away with faking his own death, Sherlock pays hard penance throughout season 3.
We know John a) accepts sociopathic behavior because that type of person appeals to him and b) forgives it. But that doesn’t mean he is stupid. As acafanmom says well in this post, John’s state of mind in S3 most likely goes something like this: ”Sherlock is back. I can accept what he’s done because that’s who Sherlock is—incapable of feeling, and if he’s my friend I have to accept him as he is. But I will NEVER trust him with my heart again.” He ‘forgives’ Sherlock, but he’s not going there again. He stays on his path with Mary.
Perhaps that’s why John is so shattered in the flat when Mary’s deception is revealed. "She wasn’t supposed to be like that." She was supposed to be the safe course, unlike Sherlock.
But Sherlock pays for what he did to John throughout S3.
* He’s forced to watch John marry Mary and even has to participate heavily in the wedding (insult to injury).
* He comes to a realization of his own feelings for John too late. At the end of the wedding he walks away realizing the love of his life is lost to him forever because of the fall.
* He tries to escape all of that “feeling” with a) drugs and avoiding John and b) shutting himself off again (as he says to John in the elevator— Janine having feelings for him is “human error”). We see him ask Moriarity how he manages to avoid feeling. That doesn’t really work when John and Mary walk back into Sherlock’s life in a big way.
* He is shot in the chest by John’s wife (fairly symbolic) and literally dies. He claws his way back from the dead to save John.
* Believing it’s the best thing for John, he helps John reconcile with Mary.
* He then shoots Magnussen for John, sacrificing his own life.
* He still loses John in the end.
Now THAT is some heavy fucking price to pay for faking his own death.
In good screenplays (Robert McKee channeling here), your main character is put up against obstacle/crisis after obstacle/crisis, with each one escalating. How far are you willing to go? Will you go this far? This far? How about now? What is this character willing to do to achieve their primary aim? How far can you push them? Ideally, you push them more and more to a point where, in the climax, the crisis is so bad it’s impossible to imagine anything worse or more extreme.
This is a winnowing process that sharpens and clarifies core character, revealing who they really are.
This was the arc of Season 3. Sherlock wants John back, he wants their life at 221B back. He can’t have that. All he can have is keeping John safe/happy. And he’s put through more and more difficult crises to achieve that aim until the final one on that porch with Magnussen—killing someone for John in front of witnesses—sacrificing his own life.
After that, there is nothing more extreme he could possibly do to show he’s sorry—or is there? Shooting Magnussen is the big climax, but I think the final scene is yet another crisis—Sherlock has to give John up forever. Perhaps walking away and getting on that plane, never revealing his heart, was the true final test for Sherlock, even worse than sacrificing himself to shoot Magnussen. Normally you have a resolution at the end of the story with the character finally getting his aim, but this is a series.
Good-bye, John. Be happy. Sherlock is resigned. He’s done all he can possibly do.
No wonder we’re all a little annoyed that John does not seem to appreciate this fact, and that Sherlock doesn’t actually achieve his objective. We all know it’s not how the story is supposed to end.
BUT, it’s a series. I hope in S4 Sherlock gets what he wants. God knows, he’s paid his dues.
I heard some guy say that abortion was wrong, and I was just like, “It’s not your uterus.”
and he was like, “What’s a uterus?”
What are you so afraid of!?
I’m REALLY sorry but it looks like they’re about to rap battle
That’s exactly what I thought, too
Epic Rap Battles of DISNEYYYYYYYYYYYY
Hey nice hair
Ms. Curly ass fro
You’re out of control
Mine is slick like the snow
You’re right it’s petty to just
focus on your look
Should we focus on talent
'cause we know you can't cook
Go ahead and threaten me with your
little wooden weapon
But not even a bear cankeep me from steppin’
Up on your turf ‘cause I’m
straight rippin’ from Narnia
And if you walk out the door now
I promise no harm to ye’.
coming from a from a Frozen ass bitch
I don’t even need my bow
to deal with this sitch’
I didn’t realise you started rapping
'cause I thought we kept it classy
With the noises coming out your mouth
I thought it was your sister being gassy!
You’ll destroy yourself
by keepin’ everything inside
Your powers can’t be controlled ‘cause
you’re sick in the mind!
Both parents are dead!
Now you’re ill in the head -
If I didn’t know better I’d say you hated red -
Hair! Cause you changed your sis
Didn’t notice till now but your fate is this
To be upstaged by we the new dominant race
I guess people like us better b/c gingers are running this place.
Don’t pop your top
you unreasonable scot
If you weren’t so selfish then you’d’ve not
turned your mom to a bear
how the hell is that fair?
At least when I try and change people
I only change their hair!
If you say you can go change your fate
But I know the only reason you say you can
Is cause you suck at choosing a date!
Don’t bring up dates to me, ai’ght
'Cause your sister knocked down two me in two nights!
And yet there you are up in your castle aloneHope you don’t get frostbite sweetie just from sitting on your throne!
Once you look inside yourself you’ll realise you’re a sham
Not an actual royal specimen like I am.
And now you understand I’ve just kicked your ass, so
take my solemn advice dear.
And let it go.
You read the beginning and outro in the voice and you know you did
The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.
She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”
The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “
For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”
"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."
I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.
The only thing I want in Avengers 2 is Cap picking up Thor’s hammer, totally unaware it should be impossible.
Actually in Marvel lore it is implicitly stated That Steve is one of only a few people on earth actually worthy of carrying Thor’s hammer
To hell with Steve, I want Natasha to pick it up and realise, even with all the red in her ledger, she is still just as worthy as Thor or Steve.
LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT MARY
SHE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT SHERLOCK’S DEATH DID TO JOHN
SHE WITNESSED FIRSTHAND HOW MUCH IT HURT HIM
AND SHE STILL SHOT AT SHERLOCK
I MEAN SURE SHERLOCK LIVED IN THE END BUT HE DID DIE AND IF HE HADN’T THOUGHT OF JOHN HE WOULD HAVE STAYED DEAD
MARY WOULD DO THAT TO JOHN AGAIN AFTER SEEING HIM BROKEN
AND I CAN NEVER FORGIVE HER FOR THAT