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mcdolands:

when u try but u just cant open the window

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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.

It’s amazing to me how many people will say they like female characters, and they do! They like a lot of female characters. Even typically “unlikable” or antiheroic ones with lots of negative qualities. UNTIL that female character does something that shows she is NOT A DOORMAT for a “more important” male character.

A female character who does not drop everything in her own life to care for HIS emotional needs 24/7, who dares to not show 100% sympathy or 100% approval for everything he does, etcetera, etcetera. It’s actually hard to pick up on because a lot of people will *still* like the female character who is bitchy to other women or unsympathetic men, or like her when she is acting “unsympathetic” in a way that benefits the “hero”— but turn on her when she is anything but subservient to the “hero.”

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also it’s a pretty common counseling technique to reflect back what the person is doing so they see how it looks from the outside. in the early part of first season i don’t always think joan is written as a very good counselor but there are a lot of cool little tricks like this in the show.

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randombreakfasts:

Trogdor the burninator. (Fan request)

TROGDOR THE BRUNCHINATOR

michael-triceratops:

randombreakfasts:

Trogdor the burninator. (Fan request)

TROGDOR THE BRUNCHINATOR

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Crazy Cute Win Funny Fail Gifs! !
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f-emasculata:

REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.

  1. Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
  2. Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
  3. Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
  4. Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and  you catch each other off guard.
  5. Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
  6. Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?

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Dumb Lego Hobbit things that make me stupid happy: Thorin and Bilbo hugging and dancing.

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halcyonstarfish:

Such graceful creatures.

halcyonstarfish:

Such graceful creatures.

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Galadriel, most beautiful of all the house of Finwë; her hair was lit with gold as though it had caught in a mesh the radiance of Laurelin.”

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Fili and Kili + being absolute idiots at Bag End

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