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.
i loved this scene for many reasons including the three reasons listed above
Matt McConnell, of McConnell Studios, pushes the boundaries of sculpture with not only his use of materials, but how he uses them and his latest piece is no exception. Rhythm had a home waiting for it at The Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, which sits adjacent to the new Nashville Music City Center and The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, so it’s only natural that this massive sculpture would be music-related.
holy hot damn this is gorgeous
(Source: design-milk.com, via the-life-and-times-of)
Lorna’s Garden, Ireland, 2012
by Robert Ellis
I watched 5 Centimeters Per Second, and I’m sad that I’m not sad. Don’t call me heartless. :|
"People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her."
"what prompted you to use your godlike photoshop skills"
I told Peter that the Peridot tea from Tea Rush is yummynomnom. ‘3’
Hate breeds hate is probably the most bullshit thing I’ve ever heard.
You know what hasn’t changed the world? Simply sitting by and hoping it changes.
You know what HAS changed the world? Revolution, protests, marches, anger.
Anger and passion have changed the world and I’m going to bed damned is someone tries to silence me or anyone else by talking about “hate breeds hate”
Shut the fuck up.
those who preach “hate breeds hate” means one of two things
one, they are satisfied with complacency, for personal safety or otherwise
two, they benefit from those who are complacent and wish to keep it that way
One time in class I had just angrily finished explaining institutionalized racism and when I concluded this white girl said "Sorry but I don't buy that because I just don't like having to think that I could subconsciously be doing something racist and not know it" and I'm just sitting there like...well that's your fucking problem isn't it