Thetis Bringing the Armor to Achilles, Detail. by Benjamin West (1738 – 1820)
"oh my god mom I told you to knock before you come in"
Cutest fucking alien in existence
You sure about that
Damn the Disney fandom just reclaimed its post
And belted the crap out of the Whovians
Four for you, Stitch fandom.
Stop asking for 2014 to be good to you. Fucking grab your balls and make it good.
Grabbed balls and just ended up masturbating. Instructions were unclear.
Attempted to grab own balls. Attempt failed. Requested to grab boyfriend’s balls. Had my motives questioned. long story short 2014’s gonna be a tough year
bisexual invisibility isn’t new. you see, we’ve always had the power.
every unsolved high stakes art robbery? bisexuals.
crop circles? bisexuals with mowers.
poltergeists? nope just rowdy bisexuals
Roanoke colony? bisexuals probably.
Of course, when it comes to killing Clark, Bruce can’t listen to his own advice :).
(Superman/Batman Annual 1)
Sometimes I despair when people don’t get that the way films/TV shows are put together is completely intentional. Like these people in these costumes and these props just happened to fall in front of a camera and then it was edited any old how with no attention being paid to…
Seriously, why do people think Sherlolly is going to happen? Mofftiss are huge Sherlock Holmes fanboys. So far as I am aware, in no adaptation does Sherlock Holmes get married apart from the Mary Russell books, which I haven’t heard anyone cite as an inspiration for the show. Sherlock is famously unmarried in every other adaptation. In this show they’ve gone way out of their way to imply Sherlock is gay. He doesn’t respond to Molly’s flirting ever (and she keeps on trying). He doesn’t respond to Irene’s flirting (who is famously considered his equal and the only one to ever best him). He doesn’t respond to Kitty’s flirting. He doesn’t respond to Janine’s flirting. He didn’t have sex with Janine even though she was up for it and he had ample opportunity and it would have helped manipulate her. He tried to find her a sexual partner at the wedding, FFS. If he doesn’t get into a relationship with John, I don’t see it happening with anyone.
Very Very Brief list of gay tropes:
Women are not my area; men are not stated to be not his area
Everyone in Sherlock’s life Angelo, Mrs. Hudson, everyone, thinks John is his boyfriend and never ever thinks Molly is his girlfriend
He can tell a gay man by his underwear and hair product but can’t tell Molly is flirting with him half the time
John: I am not gay! / Scene cut to Sherlock: I think I’ll surprise John (Scene transitions are really really intentional like you have no idea)
Lilac. He knows and uses the word lilac instead of purple. It’s a stereotype but it’s a really common one. Also add involvement with planning the wedding e.g. table napkins. Another stereotype but it’s really clear.
He’s super into the military dudes
He looks super uncomfortable when Molly mentions she is having sex, in a very different way than he would be uncomfortable if he wanted to have sex with her
Ultra-phallic graduated cylinders for John’s stag night
Ultra-suggestive gay stereotypical mannerisms, hand gestures, etc. on the stag night when he whips out his magnifying glass and ends up arse first on the floor
"I know what kind of man you are" said twice
Looks freaking heartbroken at the end of John’s wedding right into John’s face
Every girl likes a soldier — that is about HIM AND JOHN okay
He never once denies being gay or being in a relationship with John even though John is all about the denial.
Gay gay gay gay gay gay okay
These are not subtle clues.
If anyone is brought in to further explore Sherlock’s sexuality with women (I can’t type that with a straight face), it would be Irene, but it would be immediately clear there is nothing between them. Much like already happened in TSOT when he shooes Naked!Irene right out of his head. If any kind of actual date happened at all between Sherlock and Molly it would really quickly prove to be a disaster wait that already happened in TEH when he didn’t realize Molly thought it was a date and he called her John I mean really what do you want. They have very few episodes and little time to do everything they want to do, I don’t see them wasting any more time on Sherlock/Molly potential simply to mess with us, especially when Molly/Lestrade is being telegraphed for next series and I see that happening as a mirror for Sherlock/John. I see what you mean by “messing with us” but I think they’ve already done plenty of that and they’ve drained that well dry.
Someone else like shinka, bbcatemysoul, or loudest-subtext-in-televisioncould give further examples of the gay coding. I’d give the full list but I actually want to go outside today and there are only six more hours of daylight left.
This, very much! At the end of TSoT, if she didn’t already suspect in TRF, Molly knows Sherlock is in love with John, even. And Sherlock already felt a bit apologetic when he realized Molly might have wanted their crime solving day to be something more. Not to mention Molly let us know in His Last Vow that Sherlock kicked her out of her own bedroom and made her stay in her extra bedroom (presumably when he needed a place to stay in London when he was “dead”).
Sherlock is gay, Molly knows Sherlock is gay, and Sherlock isn’t going to toy with Molly’s feelings. If Molly went out with Sherlock for some inexplicable reason (on the show, not in fanfics), it would be a big disservice to her character at this point. It would mean she’s naive and desperate, and it would mean Sherlock is cruel, and I don’t want to see that for either of them. It’s enough to see Sherlock toy with the hearts of women he’s not very close to — and I liked that Sherlock seemed to feel a bit remorseful when Janine said they could have been friends, since he seemed to have come to like her a bit.
I absolutely agree that if another woman is going to be used, like at least to the extent to toy with John’s jealousy, it’ll be Irene, or maybe we’ll see a bit more with Janine. But nothing will actually happen there. And I totally agree with Mollstrade being set up (since ASiB, really) as a mirror for Sherlock/John. (We get mirroring between Sherlock and Lestrade every now and then, even from ASiP forward when they’re wearing almost the same thing and mirror one another physically when they compare nicotine patches during the drugs bust. Basically a reminder that Sherlock cares about justice, yadda yadda.)
You know it’s funny… okay, I’m not addressing this next bit to this particular anon, but anons who send me worry that Sherlolly will happen, or are convinced it will. But it’s funny to me that when you try to say John and Sherlock are gay, people talk about “why can’t they just be friends” and “why can’t friendship look like that” but hardly anyone says that about Sherlock and Molly when that’s explicitly what they’re depicted to be: good friends. Unlike male friendships, we really DON’T get a lot of depictions of male-female friendship with a lot of trust, and I like seeing it in their relationship because I have a lot of guy friends. I hardly see anything but stereotypical “fag hag” relationships on TV, which usually depict the two people involved as catty and frivolous and judgmental. It’s a relief to me to see a gay man and a woman who talk about crimes and science instead of making bitchy comments about people’s appearance. It’s also frankly a relief that for once, it’s not the queer person who’s tragically in love with the straight person, but the other way around. (And I love that both John and Sherlock assumed that’s the position they were in, but they actually won’t be.)
I mean, ship whatever you want, in a fic you can make Sherlock bi or straight or whatever. But on the show… yeah, no.
Oyeyemi says that she thinks of herself as “ugly but interesting,” and she’s happy with that. “It helps me to think more clearly, if that makes sense.”
I ask why she thinks she ‘s ugly.
"Boys would come up and tell me," she says, matter-of-factly. "I’d be on the bus home, and they would say, "You’re so ugly, do you know that?" And after a while, I would just say, "Yes, thank you." At first I would cry. But I after a while you just think ‘Why does it matter so much?’"
Oyeyemi clearly still carries wounds from her teenage years: “I was suicidal for a long time in my teens and I was so unhappy,” she says. “It was the kind of unhappiness that you know everyone else is feeling, but you don’t care because you’ve dehumanized them, because they’re all monsters and demons and beasts who are out to kill you, so you become a beast and a monster yourself. I regret so much.”
Her fairy tales are not of the happily-ever-after variety: “Sometimes people ask me what I write and I say that I retell fairy tales, and they say, ‘Oh, children’s books!’ And that makes me laugh. People say things like ‘I want a fairy tale existence.’ The Brothers Grimm would be looking at them in this astonished way, like ‘So you would like your whole family to be murdered and then eaten in a pie?’” She laughs delightedly.
"People think they’re soft because they’re these perfect examples of narrative order. There is an ending that is usually happy, and a beginning, middle, and end … In this era where everyone is kind of postmodern and meta, we dissociate in a lot of ways from our circumstance. So I think there’s that sense that they’re so ordered, and therefore orderly, but actually, they’re just completely chaotic."
And fairy tales teach lessons, she says. Lessons like “Everything that you see is not necessarily what it is. You have to find another way to know things. You have to find another way to know things. There is inner vision. And then there’s exterior vision. There are levels of seeing.”
They reveal “some of the hardest and harshest truths about the ways that we live and the ways that we’ve always lived.” She cites a story she found in a book of Czech fairy tales. A princess is being courted by a magician, but she refuses him. In punishment, the magician turns her into a black woman. As Oyeyemi read it, she started crying. “It was awful … The worst thing that the teller of this tale can imagine is being black.” In Boy, Snow, Bird, she writes, “it’s not whiteness that sets Them against Us, but the worship of whiteness.” She tells me, “I feel as if we’re still in that era. There are still lots of ways in which it is horrific not to be the norm.”
The most poignant part of Helen Oyeyemi's interview on NPR where she addresses some very heavy personal issues concerning depression and suicide, race, universal perceptions of blackness and the “worship of whiteness”.
Conversely, the interviewer, Annalisa Quinn, starts off the article by writing, "The first time I met her, it was in a bar so dark that all I could see were her eyes and very white teeth", ignoring the matter that Oyeyemi raised on whiteness and its lack of racial sensitivity.
"The first Disney Movie to tell girls they can fight too is Frozen!"
"Frozen is the first Disney Movie where the girl didn’t need a man to save her!! <3 "
"Frozen is the first Disney movie about loving sisters!"
I need Disney fandom to maybe get some perspective. Like, this shit is on Netflix streaming, go learn you some.
which way does a cyclops wing their eyeliner
tumblr user greenhoused is asking the real questions
It doesn’t matter, because Nobody is going to criticize their makeup.
BATMAN: YEAR ONE by David Mazzucchelli