For The Masses:
Time is a flat circle.
#can i mention how cool it is to have a variation of sherlock holmes where he says stuff like this #because it’s important #and this episode is my favourite so far because it’s surprisingly accurate #and it was just great to hear him say this #because sherlock holmes is of course intelligent and a modern sherlock would know this #and even though this holmes does have that social crass and indelicacy he’s softer in some ways to the others #which is what makes him different and a new take and interesting to watch #he’s a rare fictional example of a character who is pragmatic and driven and a bit socially blunt but also has a firm moral intelligence too #just because a character can be blunt and rude and not understand that they’ve just insulted someone doesn’t have to mean #that they don’t understand right from wrong (via teacupsandcyanide)
The irony being, of course, that this is actually much more in tune with the original, ACD Holmes than many interpretations.
The original Holmes went after Moriarty because Moriarty lived off the suffering and misery of other people.
I want to go buy new work shoes because i stupidly got cheap ones and they’re making my feet fcking painful
But at the same time my feet are fcking painful
*ahem- 50 year old…
But also that awkward moment when the Forest of Cheem’s sacrifice is relegated to unimportance in Moffat’s world. Her bravery and kindness don’t matter, and she’s turned into yet another cheap joke about women being infatuated with the Doctor.
That she fancied the Doctor did not feature at all in the season 1 episode. She was curious about his origins, she had sympathy for him, and she gave her life so he could save the rest of the people aboard the base. I personally don’t see her fawning over him (like so many of Moffat’s women do). Thus, with no real evidence to draw this from, Moffat seems to be interpreting her sacrifice as “fancying” the Doctor, which is immensely problematic: It suggests that she did this only for him rather than to save everyone on the ship, and it shows yet another example of Moffat thinking that any woman who interacts with the Doctor must be infatuated with him.
Even if she did fancy him, the fact that Moffat considers her actions negligible in comparison to her “crush” is pretty gross, especially when the payoff from this line is so small. All it does in the context of the episode is set up the Doctor as an object of desire. But in the context of the show, it undermines the agency and power of women to act with bravery and integrity without it being all for the Doctor.
lmao i remember complaining about this exact same thing on this exact same gifset back in 2011
additionally THAT’S NOT EVEN HER NAME
her name was Jabe??? this is like saying ‘i met the human race once. they fancied me’
I think the tags should have been #that awkward moment when Moffat tries to reference his predecessor’s run and that’s what he comes up with
Moffat is personally responsible for my transformation from a massive sobbing mess of a Who fan to a person who has not watched a full episode in literally years
Um, I thought these were real people.
Why does no one speak of this work of art?
I brought this movie to work once and my coworkers thought they were real people for ten full minutes.
The man who drew him is Herge, the original author of Tintin.
This movie is actually stunningly animated, but it comes perilously close to toppling into the Uncanny Valley.
HOLD. THE. FUCK. UP.
Alright let’s have a lil conversation here, shall we?
Imma address this pos image princess by princess, here we go.
SNOW WHITE - now before I begin writing about Snow White, let’s put this into context, shall we? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs came out in the 1930s. THE NINETEEN THIRTIES. You think there were a whole lot of strong females running around in movies from this era? There weren’t. Women had only even had the right to vote in national elections for 17 years. Its a movie based on a fairytale written centuries ago. OF COURSE IT IS NOT GOING TO FEATURE A PARTICULARLY STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER. Now, let’s also keep in mind that Snow White is 14. Basically a child. And when her stepmother tried to KILL HER, she ran off into the forest and survived long enough to find a place to stay and people to support her. In fact, she does more to support the dwarfs than they do to help her. Yes, she is saved by her beauty, but let’s keep in mind that she met the prince before she “died” and so he isn’t only judging her by her face.
AURORA - Aurora is cursed at birth by a witch who was pissed she didn’t get invited to her mutherfucking birthday party. THATS THE WHOLE REASON. SHE DIDNT GET AN INVITE SO SHE COMES A BURSTIN IN TO LAY DOWN SOME SHIT. So Aurora can’t even help what her fate will be because it is predestined for her. She lives almost alone in the forest. And what is this “owner” shit?? Prince Philip is FUCKING BADASS and saves Aurora from a DRAGON. And again, this movie was made in the 1950s. Still not a notoriously strong time for women.
JASMINE - are you fucking joking me with this one. The whole kickstarter of the story, THE WHOLE REASON THIS HAPPENS, is because Jasmine stands up and says “this law that says I have to be married to have power is STUPID AND WRONG”. She is enslaved by a powerful man and she stands up and says “hey moron this is STUPID AND WRONG” and then uses her assets to help Aladdin to defeat Jafar. And then what happens at the end of the movie? Her father says “hey that law that we have that says you have to marry a prince is STUPID AND WRONG AND I AM GETTING RID OF IT BECAUSE IT IS STUPID AND WRONG” jfc I can’t even with this one, Jasmine is one of the strongest princesses.
ARIEL - “this one” had intentions of becoming a human BEFORE she met Eric. “This one” sang A WHOLE EFFIN MUSICAL NUMBER ABOUT IT before she even SAW the prince. “This one” saves her prince when HE ALMOST DROWNS in the ocean after being hypnotized and almost married off to an evil sea witch in disguise. “This one” followed her heart instead of doing what her parent said she had to. “This one” stood up and got what she wanted. Yes, Ariel is silly and cute BUT SHE IS ALSO A BADASS WHO STANDS UP TO A HUGE ASS SEA WITCH WITH AN ALL POWERFUL TRIDENT
BELLE - OMG WTF WHO CAME UP WITH THIS DESCRIPTION OF BELLE BECAUSE I WILL FIND YOU AND CUT OUT YOUR INNARDS. Belle is well read, quirky, refuses to give in to the unwanted sexual advances of a man, embarasses that man in front of a whole village BECAUSE of those unwanted sexual advances, doesn’t judge on appearances, and furthurmore, IT ISNT HER GODDAMN SEXUALITY THAT MAKES THE BEAST LOVE HER ALRIGHT YOU FUCK TRUMPET. It is her brains and her heart and her ability to see past the fur and appreciate him for who he is, her willingness to give herself for her father, her patience and her kindness and even her stubbornness to not take orders and do what she sees right. FOR FUCKS SAKE
CINDERELLA - Again, the 1950s. Cinderella is a hard worker who never gives up hope and does everything she can to get to the ball. When she gets there she doesn’t even seek out the prince, he comes to her. ARE YOU GONNA TELL ME THAT PHYSICAL ATTRACTION NEVER HAPPENS IN THE REAL WORLD BECAUSE IT DOES. And then they spent hours together in a garden dancing and talking and he wants to marry her because he loves her OUT OF ALL THE GIRLS IN THE KINGDOM he picks her and he doesn’t even care where she came from. He doesn’t even know her name. So he uses what he can to find her and thats a shoe. Also, watch the Cinderella sequels because the prince sure as hell isnt only interested in her for her looks. Cinderella got her happy ending because she worked hard for it and DESERVED IT and never gave up hope.
SORRY FOR THE RANT BUT THIS PICTURE OFFENDED ME ON A DEEP PERSONAL LEVEL LIKE THESE ARE MY GIRLS YOU DONT GO PICKEN ON THEM FOR STUPID REASONS ALRIGHT
I like this rant and wish more people to see it.
Yo, OP, Belle is a motherfucking BADASS and she’s a terrific role model for people (like me) who are ostracized by society for being different, for being quirky or for dancing to the beat of their own drum or for DARING NOT TO FIT INTO SOCIETY’S NARROW BOX.
Don’t you ever diss Belle in front of me, because I will cut a bitch.
(EDIT: By OP I meant the person who created the picture, not the person giving the epic smackdown)
New Protest MVP Candidate! Get it girl! #staywoke #farfromover #thefutureisbright
I’m sorry but if you try to tell me there are only three wizard schools in the ENTIRE magical world I will fight you.
I wanna see Indian wizardry schools
Japanese magic schools where the house ghosts have shrines
Schools hidden in sand dunes and enchanted to look like mirages
American schools hidden in Roswell and Salem
Public magical schools for kids that don’t want to leave home for seven years
GIVE ME ALL THE WIZARD SCHOOL HEAD CANONS!
Acephobia in the LGBT+ Community from the documentary (A)sexuality.
It is just…so fucking weird how threatened people feel when it comes to Asexuality. I still can’t wrap my mind around it.
I’m so happy this post is being reblogged by LBGT+ people who aren’t asexual. I keep on reading posts by non-ace LGBT+ people of support to the ace community, and of being stunned by this reaction by a movement which should know better than to judge. AND THAT MAKES THIS ACE SO FREAKING HAPPY. The woman in the first photo expresses my sentiment. I know I belong in the queer/LGBTQIA movement. I want to belong. But I just don’t know if I’m welcome. I’m so happy that there are so many people on Tumblr who do not fall into the catagory of outright refusal of asexuality.
I know not a lot of people understand asexuality. And I know there’s confusion about it, about our experiences, and about how we fit in the movement. But let’s talk about this. Let’s have this conversation.
I mostly don’t delve into the ace tags, but I hear there’s a lot of ace-hate that and I really don’t get it. I don’t understand how asexuality is threatening.
You know what I (as a queer ace-spectrum person) find most threatening? Getting unwanted sexual unwanted advances from both queer and straight people. I’ve gotten them from people of all spectrums and it always makes me profoundly uncomfortable, and often unsafe. It just boggles my mind how people are upset by the concept of asexuality. That’s like getting really mad at someone who isn’t hungry. What’s the point? Just shut up eat your own sandwich. (And stop chewing on me.)
Wow, the fuck the people in those images.
Nobody has the right to disrespect anybody else’s sense of self. It may not be for, you but that does not give you the right to be an asshole.
We really need to push more for LGBTQIA+ to be a standard, instead of just LGBT, especially considering that even the B and T are already invisible in much of the community.
Not supporting some of us = not supporting all of us.
Not supporting some of us = not supporting all of us.
It really, really does bear repeating.
I couldn’t be further from ace, but for serious.
If we’re not in this together, we’re not in this at all.
This makes me so angry. I have friends who are ace, and they are just as much a part of the queer community as I am.
We need to embrace asexuality and treat it with the respect that it deserves.
The Illuminator projected this near the Brooklyn Bridge in solidarity with the people of Ferguson.