The lack of tattoos on my body is highly upsetting.
In case any of you were wondering how I’m doing in college
derek hale fashion meme: dirty grey tank + booty jeans — 2.09
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.
Additionally, Watson’s done good work for a number of years as a sober companion, not a manchild enabler. It’s quite literally her job to deconstruct people’s shitty self-defeating habits and demonstrate that there are better ways to live your life. She’s not in the business of humoring anyone or playing along with their tantrums, she’s in the business of fixing them. And what she does works! It gets spelled out explicitely in the text of the show: Sherlock himself admits that what’s changed about him, for the better, is her.
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
You do not fuck with Joan Watson! I WILL FIGHT YOU.
Be brave, she told herself. Be brave, like a lady in a song.
That one follower you always check to see is still there after you lose one
the really important thing about bisexual steve is the fact that everyone usually only sees the super flirty and sexual characters who have sex a lot as bi but steve is a person who hasnt had a lot of relationships and feels shy talking to people he likes and we need that kind of representation of bisexuals other than the usual trope we get
i like it when the sky looks like the world is going to end
Katie Vernon's adorable critter illustrations. <3
things women worry about under patriarchy: rape, domestic violence, access to contraceptives, equal pay
things men worry about under patriarchy: getting called gay, paying for dates, why does the car wash give women $1 off on wednesdays
also: ‘if women can hit men why can’t we hit women’, holding the door open, the friendzone
when you drink the water and the tummy go sploosh sploosh
#but cAN WE HAVE A MECHANIC ALLISON AU#LYDIA COMES TO GET HER CAR FIXED AND SHE’S LIKE#FUCKIN HELL I HATE GOING TO THE MECHANIC THEY ALWAYS THINK THEY CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ME BECAUSE I WEAR HEELS BIGGER THAN THEIR DICKS#and then there’s allison#grease smeared across her cheek and perfect skin and hair tied in a knot#tells lydia she’s really backed up and it’ll be a couple days#so lydia drops by every day#with an extra nonfat vanilla late for allison#and they talk about her car#and then they talk about other things#family and school#and how allison is going to start school in beacon hill in the fall#but she’s helping her dad over the summer#and lydia finally asks her to go get a coffee with her#and#aaaand#oh geeze i just want a lot of this forever#allydia#teen wolf#au#pLEASE#someone hear my plea (x)