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Apr 25

taxonomist:

americancaptaincomic:

(Backdated repost of Yellin’ About Art, made after I figured out a) how themes on Tumblr worked to best effect and b) that you can’t retroactively edit a text post into a photo post). 

STEVE ROGERS’ AMERICAN CAPTAIN IS A NATIONAL TREASURE, HANG IT IN THE SMITHSONIAN, HANG IT IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY, HANG IT IN THE AIR AND GODDAMN SPACE MUSEUM. 

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crofethr:

the-consulting-introspective:

scotsmcall:

zaynyboy:

ok but literally how

I’m pretty sure he is actually a legit wizard fucking around with us muggles.

I’m okay with that hypothesis.



edgebug:

sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years

this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow

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gothvader:

i want a fic about sansa getting married to loras and margaery to renly then when everyone else is asleep margaery and loras high five each other every night when they meet in the corridor whilst changing rooms and they live happily ever after

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Apr 24

fannishcodex:

demishock:

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.

A+ response.

Just wanted to add, Joan’s not being patronizing here. She’s being brave as hell. As someone whose dad has pulled adult-temper-tantrum shit like this before, I can say with 100% certainty that it’s quite frightening to witness, even from someone who has never raised a hand against your physical person (as my dad never has). Sherlock has been shown to be a very violent/dangerous guy when he loses control, and he needs to be more aware of the effect that has on his friends/allies/colleagues, and he needs to make it an area of self-improvement if he wants to keep their respect. Not to mention that it’d be better on his own psyche to work through those issues in a more constructive way. It had to have taken a huge amount of courage and composure on Joan’s part to get up, follow him, and show him what-for, and I applaud her for it.

Man, I want to get into this show, watch it in order, but I just randomly watched this episode on TV—and I really liked it, gave me further incentive to get into this show sometime soon, and I really enjoyed this whole scene and their talk.

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heysawbones:

crinklesnsmudges:

alimarko:

We Speak is a poster and blog campaign featuring ten young women who are speaking up about their relationships with mental health and how it informs their identities. Part of Launch: Stamps School of Art and Design’s Senior Thesis Exhibition at the University of Michigan, it will be featured at Work Gallery - Ann Arbor in the exhibition opening on Friday, April 18th from 6-9. The show will remain up through May 3rd. 

In the past year, the ten young women featured in the poster portion of We Speak came face to face with the state of our mental health. Our stories, carefully and honestly written, are meant to start a conversation about a topic that many of us wish we could ignore. But these are our realities, and in sharing them, we want to start chipping away at the stigma that often keeps us feeling weak and alone.

In addition to the original ten participants, everyone is encouraged to consider sharing their own story about mental health. By contributing your experiences, you can help open the discussion about the importance of mental health and tear down the stigma that keeps it so hidden. By sharing this project, you can foster support.

We Speak blog | More information | Submit your story | Mental health resources | By Alicia Kovalcheck

This is an amazing project. We must be brave to speak with our hearts.

Please talk about mental health with those you love. It is one of the most important things to talk about as a human.

I care about this.

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craftastrophies:

heckybarnes:

look at the winter soldier’s little gloves though this guy is scraping his bitching metal arm all over the pavement those gloves dont even have fingers they arent protecting shit it’s a 100% aesthetic choice scientists are like “but what if we made him like 20% more badass” “good showing charles, lets give him punk rock hair while we’re at it” 

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"Only one glove?! What is you, a rock star?"

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obvioususername:

tooquirkytolose:

tooquirkytolose:

Made this in an exercise of ‘Actually start something and then finish it, God dammit’.

reblogging for the 15 people who followed me based solely on this

LOOK GUYS HER COMIC HAS 1000+ NOTES :D ITS SO GOOD.

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