23 4 / 2014

nudityandnerdery:

gardnerhill:

madlori:

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.

Seriously, I love Joan because she doesn’t accept Sherlock’s bad behavior, and she’s not shy about showing him how ridiculous he is. It means she can be a partner and equal, not someone who is dragged along to marvel at Sherlock’s genius.

(Source: elementarymydearworld)

23 4 / 2014

mechinaries:

i imagine both steve and bucky like to come up with different ways to poke fun at sam every time they pass him during jogging

because they are shitheads

(the first one is a print you can get here)

(via fuckyeah-nerdery)

23 4 / 2014

tomhiddleston-gifs:

For our own good pleasure obviously

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22 4 / 2014

rashkah:

Its not like he got his HAND CUT OFF for saving his friend from getting raped. 

(Source: corgiwhisperer, via timelordy-teganbreann)

22 4 / 2014

makeyourdeduction:

caphairdadbeard:

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are you kidding me right now???

in which the entire cast of the avengers are indistinguishable from their characters

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22 4 / 2014

genius-of-a-fake-suicide:

i-am-greg-lestrade:

mid0nz:

mid0nz:

moriarty:

cinnabutt:

wwankin:

hey doesn’t Sherlock have a best friend or something in this show?

John Wazowski







JOHN WAZOWSKI

The hiatus continues

genius-of-a-fake-suicide:

i-am-greg-lestrade:

mid0nz:

mid0nz:

moriarty:

cinnabutt:

wwankin:

hey doesn’t Sherlock have a best friend or something in this show?

John Wazowski

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JOHN WAZOWSKI

The hiatus continues

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22 4 / 2014

sabrinagrimm:

when someone who’s normally really sweet says something really terrifying

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22 4 / 2014

mysharona1987:

George R.R. Martin kills characters.

HBO kills character development.

(via iamheathen)

22 4 / 2014

houselannisters:

Yes because jaime would totally rape cersei

the jaime that felt sick at the sound of hearing rhaella targaryen raped

the jaime that also felt sick after he heard of ellia and her babies being brutally murdered

THE JAIME THAT GOT HIS HAND CUT OFF SAVING HIS FRIEND FROM…

21 4 / 2014

iygrittenothing:

ryuyosei:

killipan-jones:

purrim:

purrim:

why are blonde jokes so short?

so men can remember them

this took an unexpected turn

Not if you just asked for directions.

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21 4 / 2014

21 4 / 2014

"RIP Jaime Lannister’s Character Development"

GoT Fandom  (via thehoundking)

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21 4 / 2014

21 4 / 2014

retrogradeworks:

elizabethplaid:

incognitomoustache:

saintbucky:

Anthony Mackie being the first black superhero (and making Bill O’Reilly uncomfortable) on Jimmy Fallon (x)

I am so happy that Anthony Mackie is a person that exists.

For anyone who’s going: “But what about Storm/Hancock/Frozone/War Machine etc etc?”: they’re referring to the fact that the character Falcon was the first African-American superhero* created (debuted in Captain America #177 in 1969). If you’ve watched the clip, you’ll notice that Mackie corrects Jimmy Fallon when he says first black superhero. This is because the first black superhero was Black Panther - debuted in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966 - whom lives in the fictive African country Wakanda, and is thus not a citizen of the USA.

(* = the word “superhero” is usually not used for hero characters that pre-date Superman, nor actually very often used outside the mainstream comic book companies aka DC Comics and Marvel Comics. This is why such characters as The Phantom, created in 1936 aka 2 years before Superman, and whom wears spandex and a mask and punches evil guys in the face, is not generally dubbed a super hero. Anyway, the point of this asterisk is that I have no idea how many fictional, non-“super” hero characters there were of African decent before 1966)

Reblogging for uncomfortable O’Reilly and awesome comic book information.

This is absolutely magical.

(via o3k64)

21 4 / 2014