I am not good. I am not virtuous. I am not sympathetic. I am not generous. I am merely and above all a creature of intense passionate feeling. I feel—everything. It is my genius. It burns me like fire.
I love you because I know you’re always there, there to catch me when I fall, there to listen when I need you, there when I feel alone. I love you because you understand me, you know how I feel even when I can’t say it. You know I’m not as strong as I say and still you never let me know that I’m not fooling you. I love you because you make me believe, believe that I am not worthless. Believe that I can be loved, am loved, and can love others. I love you because you know, you know I feel this way but can’t say it and still you wait, letting me take my time to come to terms with the fact that I love you. I would give my life up to be with you, and above all never hurt you, lie to you, or leave you.
The Lobster Movie Storyline: The Lobster is a story about love, without being a conventional love story. It observes the ways and reasons certain people come together to form couples, while others donâ€™t. It is a story about the terrifying effects of solitude, the fear of dying alone, the fear of living alone and, above all, the fear of living with someone. Forcing ourselves to like someone is one kind of suffering; trying to find someone we really like is a different sort of suffering. The Lobster tries to discover synonyms for love in words such as fear, norms, deadlines, matching, synchronicity, naivety, prosperity and lies.
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➤ The Lobster Movie Storyline: The Lobster is a story about love, without being a conventional love story. It observes the ways and reasons certain people come together to form couples, while others donâ€™t. It is a story about the terrifying effects of solitude, the fear of dying alone, the fear of living alone and, above all, the fear of living with someone. Forcing ourselves to like someone is one kind of suffering; trying to find someone we really like is a different sort of suffering. The Lobster tries to discover synonyms for love in words such as fear, norms, deadlines, matching, synchronicity, naivety, prosperity and lies.
Films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult…. All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working hours or shorter rations. And when they become discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontentment led nowhere, because being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances.
Attraction is weird. Once this boy passionately sang along to Disney songs and my panties practically dropped. He also owned a teddy bear named ‘Bear Devil/Matt Furdock’ and I don’t think I’ve ever recovered.
How is it being black and in the J fashion community? A lot of times I see our girls in alternate fashions people seem to enjoy calling us white :)))))))))
HA I’ve never gotten flack irl (I’m in nice communities) but people online always either
a.) “call me out” bc you have to either be white or Asian
b.) say I’m appropriating
c.) just str8 up say n*ggers cant be kawaii
d.) all of the above
But like it don’t phase me !! Obviously I’m doing something right or they wouldn’t have anything to say 😂 you can peruse my “mail” tag for some laughs though
The Abominable Bride did something both awesome and crazy to all the theorists in this fandom. After the episode aired, we all spun off in at least five different directions, chasing all the subtextual clues we were given. One of the theories that popped up basically overnight is that Mary has been Moriarty all along. Jim really was an actor after all, and Mary has remained above it all, pulling the Holmes’ strings and making them dancing like little puppets while they were fixated on fighting all the wrong enemies. This theory is super cool, and is appealing for many reasons, one of them being that at first glance it does seem to have plenty of support. However, after a better examination, the theory doesn’t really hold up.
In the post-TAB mayhem, I was honestly so confused trying to wade through all the new evidence and the new theories that are out there, so I typed up my thinking here in hopes that it will help someone else out. If you think that I’m flat out wrong about something, feel free to say so as long as you do it nicely. Furthermore, as a disclaimer: I am not claiming that I know what is going on with Moriarty’s return. The only thing I’m doing here is explaining why I think this particular theory doesn’t cut it.
Thanks to @ele-tro-nce for helping me with the writing process, as well as @withthekeyisking and @the-virus-in-the-data whose ideas came before mine. @murlockholmes because our great conversation about knitting and bread baking led to a significant part of this post. And last but not least, you, for reading. Credit for gifs goes to the original owners.
—An Airline Pilot From Their Left Thumb
When Sherlock meets meets Mary in TEH, we’re shown a series of deductions about her as seen in the gif above. It’s a fairly unusual occurrence for Sherlock to just make some deductions without them bearing any further relevance. Therefore, we can guess that this shot was put in to allow us some insight into Mary’s character.
One of Sherlock’s most interesting deductions, I believe, is “bakes own bread”. At first it seems like trivia, but when you think about it, it has implications about her personality. “Bakes own bread” is a different phrase than “bakes bread”. It implies that this is more than just a hobby. Mary is therefore a skilled and competent person, and also a person that likes to have control. We can also infer that she is an action-oriented person. If Mary wants her bread to be a certain way, well, then she’ll bake it herself and ensure that it turns out that way. Would Mary-as-Moriarty be content to allow Jim to play the starring role of her scheme? Would she have the patience or desire to wait as her plan played out? Even though so much of it rests on her being inactive as others complete tasks for her?
According to Sherlock, Mary is “romantic” and a “guardian,” but also “disillusioned.” What then, can we deduce about her heart? Perhaps that her motivations come from a place of idealism and belief in love, but that she has been hardened by the world, and now takes action to protect what she has considers her own. Based on the bread deduction we can guess that she is likely to take action, “romantic” gives us a glimpse at the possible motivation behind the actions, and “disillusioned” combined with “guardian” gives insight into what her frame of mind is when she is choosing what actions to take. What does Moriarty guard, anyway? Or is “guardian” another trait assigned to Mary that doesn’t line up with the Moriarty identity?
We can also see that Mary is “clever” and “shortsighted.” Sherlock could be referring to her eyesight (meaning that she has trouble seeing at a distance) but Mary is an assassin and a crack shot. Sure, it’s possible that she wears contacts, but even so I think that “shortsighted” has another meaning that’s hard to ignore. Mary has a hard time planning into the future. She’s an intelligent lady, but she’s focused on the here-and-now, and any long-range plans she does make are likely to fall apart. She doesn’t foresee the consequences. to her actions. This is clearly a huge problem if one is to accept that she is Moriarty. One thing we know for sure about Moriarty, maybe even the only thing we know, is that they are definitely good at playing the long game. Sherlock’s deductions on Mary, however, suggest that not only would she have no desire to plot out these complex mind games, but that she would be bound to fail if she tried.
– A Much More Vicious Motivator
Moriarty’s game with Sherlock is so very personal. No normal criminal mastermind or underground crime ring would want to draw attention to themselves, especially attention from people who have the capabilities to bring them down. It has to be about more than business, more than just wanting to own Mycroft Holmes, because otherwise the risk of repeatedly engaging with Sherlock would be senseless. Moriarty engages with Sherlock because they like to play clever little games with him, watch him dance. It simply doesn’t make sense otherwise.
Do you know who Moriarty doesn’t seem to care about at all? John Watson. Moriarty puts John directly in harms way all the time, but what’s more, they don’t engage with John at all beyond that. John is never included in the plot of Moriarty’s games beyond being Sherlock’s pressure point and playing the damsel in distress. Moriarty never interacts with John, or sends him any messages, or gives him any sort of speaking role in their productions.
Mary, on the other hand, sees John very differently. He has been her prime motivating factor. She claims that she would do anything to keep him, and so far there hasn’t been any sufficient evidence to believe that she was not telling the truth. In fact, it would make sense with Sherlock’s deductions in TEH that she is actually acting out of a (twisted) love for John.
In HLV we see Mary guard John in a possessive, territorial manner by shooting Sherlock and then following that up with veiled threats in the hospital and the empty house confrontation at Leinster Gardens. We have evidence that Mary does desire to interact with John: she becomes snippy with him in HLV when he complains about not having seen Sherlock, she was upset by his silent treatment before the Holmes family Christmas, and in TAB she shows up as a client because it was the only way to see her husband. This is much more interest than Moriarty has ever shown in him.
Similarly, Mary does not have much patience for Sherlock at all. She sees herself as much smarter than him. She speaks down to him at least from TSoT onwards, and by HLV she is completely ready for John to cut out Sherlock and focus on their married life. But maybe that’s all just part of burning Sherlock’s heart out. Maybe none of that is real. Even then, Mary’s opinion of Sherlock would not add up. At Leinster Gardens Mary tells Sherlock “You were slow,” and even when she does admit that she’s been fooled, she had to tack on “Fairly obvious.“ Couldn’t let him feel too bright, I guess. In TAB she says he’s slow twice more. If Mary thinks Sherlock is clever at all, it’s certainly not on her level. And what would be the fun in playing games with someone when you’re so far out of their league?
— CAM’s office
Mary’s actions during her break in to Magnussen’s office don’t hold up if you think of her as Moriarty. First, it’s strange to think that she would have needed to do such a thing to begin with. How would Magnussen have gotten something to dangle over Moriarty’s head. How could Magnussen have gotten dirt on Moriarty?
If Moriarty let him. That’s the only way.
So therefore the information Magnussen had would have to be fake. (That makes more sense than Moriarty really being ex-CIA anyway.) Mary is baiting Sherlock into this case for some reason.
It also would be somewhat strange for Mary as Moriarty to perform the break in herself when she presumably has plenty of employees that could do it for her. But she must have decided to make the effort because it’s extra important, or something like that. So far so logical.
And then she shoots Sherlock.
The one thing Moriarty would never do.
Moriarty would not have really wanted Sherlock dead. Moriarty has big, big plans for Sherlock. Moriarty promised to burn the heart out of Sherlock. They owed him a fall. When it really is time for Sherlock to die, it won’t be from a gunshot wound to his abdomen in a quiet, empty office, inflicted by someone who is (essentially to Sherlock) a stranger. It will be bombastic.
Honestly, big thank you goes to @wellingtongoose for their meta, because without it I don’t think my brain would have been able to comprehend why Mary would shoot Sherlock if she didn’t mean for him to die. She had to shoot him in the chest because she needed to keep Sherlock from telling John what he knew about her. If she had shot him in one of his limbs he would have been safer, but it would have been pointless because Sherlock would have exposed Mary to John before she had a chance to do anything about it. Her shot was a calculated risk. And a risk Moriarty would never have taken. For one, she would have had no reason. If this was fake information she wanted Sherlock to have anyway, why risk his death to keep up the charade a day or two longer? In fact, why not just skip the break in and appeal to Sherlock for help directly. He wouldn’t have refused her, and there would have been so much less to lose.
Alternately, maybe Moriarty had decided that Sherlock had outlived his entertainment value. But if Moriarty had wanted Sherlock dead…he’d be dead. She would have shot him in the head or heart, she’d have finished him off in the hospital, or the network would have killed him. In fact, why would she have waited until CAM’s office? Either Moriarty or one of the network could have done him in at any time at all.
So how did Mary end up in the position was in? The most logical explanation is that the information wasn’t fake at all. It’s her real history and it’s crucial that it stays secret. If that’s the case, then there’s no way she’s Moriarty.
– Something About Mary
This is my last point and it should be pretty brief, because it mainly consists of one question: Why does Mary Morstan exist? Her identity was created back in 2009, before John and Sherlock even knew each other. Why would Moriarty start building a background with this alias when there’s know way they could have known they’d need it? And where does all that sniper business come from? It’s doubtful that she really was CIA, but she has the skills.. and the outfit. If Moriarty really does like to keep their hands clean (enough to hire another face to carry out even their extremely personal vandettas) then when, how, and why did they aquire this ability?
– You’re Me
Even without the Mary-is-Moriarty theory, there are two great ways to explain the evidence connecting them, both textual and subtextual.
The first, most obvious solution is that Mary works or worked for Moriarty and is dangerous to Sherlock. That could explain, for example, the female handwriting on the envelope from TGG and why she was associated with the cult group in TAB. I think we all agree that Sherlock was catching on that Mary might be a danger to him and John, but the casual audience hasn’t necessarily caught on yet. The parallels could simply be leading there, and we’ve taken them a shade too literally. She can still be a threat without having to be Moriarty from the start.
The next one has to do with the narrative arc of Sherlock and John’s relationship. Mary and Moriarty both act as a false romantic interest. @teaandforeshadowing labels them both “the jealous girlfriend” in their meta (read it, it’s awesome). The same way that Moriarty wants to have Sherlock to themselves or else, Mary wants to keep John at all costs. If I can’t have you, no one can. This is another reason for the subtext to equate the two of them. They are both very similar obstacles in the subtextual johnlock plot, and it’s time for them to start hinting it out for the other viewers if they ever intend to make it textual.
So whether Moriarty is alive or not, whether Jim is the real deal or an actor, whether Mary is involved in the video clip or not, I don’t think that this whole scheme could have been something of Mary’s invention. But believe me, she is still bad news and she’s still every bit as interesting. The contradictions between her own motives and Moriarty’s could prove to be a fascinating plot point for series 4. She could become one of the most intriguing and complex characters on tv, and with that in mind, it would almost be a waste to make her a simple supervillain. No matter what she is a character that I, for one, will keep gleefully discussing.
So what do you think? Loving wife with a jagged edge, dutiful employee with a soft streak, psychopathic mastermind… Or something entirely new? I want to hear your thoughts. Happy hiatus to everyone, thanks for reading, and keep up all the amazing theories.
How the horoscopes feel about 2016 (aka the year of the monkey) ft Zodiacs
(All based on the picture above)
Aries: Pariston. Just like the glitter rat, you couldn’t give a rats ass for this year. You can’t even bother to stick around through this bs anymore. Youre too good for this year, go find your trash thrown and take a seat
Taurus: Saccho. See that tiny elbow in the bottom right corner? yea, that’s you trying to inch your way into the year but it’s being stubborn. All you wanna do is steal the spotlight but 2016 is an attention whore. Try yelling out hey! It is for horses after all…
Gemini: Ging. I mean, the pig and the panda aren’t really twins but who are you to give a damn about details. You’re kinda in it to win it this year, but the other half of you is done as dinner and youre outta here. You could almost say this year is a boar.
Cancer: Ginta. This year has been pretty baaaad for you, you just can’t seem to get ahead. But like all good sheep, your trotting forward and trying your best. You have everything before you, now get off the table and take 2016 by its horns
Virgo: Botobai. You don’t even bother with 2016. It could crash land on its face in front of you and you’d just accept it. You’ve already seen and dealt with all the bs. You feel the year just ‘dragon’ on. That’s alright, you’ll survive this one. Relax, and dig into your meal
Libra: Mizaistom. Just stop. yellow card, Go directly to jail, do not pass go. This year needs to quit it before you pull out your fancy red card and slam it into 2016, who would totally deserve it. This is bull and you know it. Mooo-ve the fuck outta here 2016
Scorpio: Kanzai. You’re so down to fight you’re just waiting to knock this year on its ass. Usually your pretty good with putting up with drama but hell no, every cat has a lion inside of them waiting to roar. You already have one foot on the table, you’re just waiting for a reason to go 0 to 100 real quick
Sagittarius: Cluck. You’re cool and collected. You already knew what was going to happen from the start. There’s no point pecking at seeds this year. You’re gonna watch the others scramble and let it all happen before you. 2016 can suck an egg.
Capricorn: Piyon. Oh yea, it’s that time of year again? you’re so good at what you do you don’t even focus on the drama. Sure youre interested in what’s going around, but if 2016 said jump you’d say how high before leaping the hell out of there.
Aquarius: Cheadle. You are so jaded that you don’t even care anymore. 2016 is barking up the wrong tree and your not going to give it a second look. Damn, why is it always you putting up with this shit. someone give this poor dog a bone.
Picies: Geru. you’re a goddamn snake. 2016 thinks youre too sweet and kind to give it sass, but you have fangs my friend and you’re ready to bite. You’re not one to be messed with this year, if 2016 even dares to fuck with you it’s gonna be hisss-tory.
To get them, deposit a Wingull into the GTS with the message “PKMN Emerald.” asking for a the pokemon you want. You can have as many as you want.
Do not snipe people, it will not increase your chances of getting one. Sniping is sending a non-shiny pokemon to another person participating in the giveaway to prevent them from getting the pokemon. If you are sniped, send me an ask with the IGN (in game name) of the person who sniped you. To prevent being sniped, you can put all the details listed above into your request (level).
I will stop distributing Mawile when wondertag begins, but Pumpkaboo and Ditto will keep going until 7:30 EST on wednesday for the WTW stream which can be found here at that time. Check the status at the bottom (of the source, so it is up to date) to get a time remaining estimate. So long as you get your wingull up in time I will get to you. (There will be server maintenance on monday, and it might interfere with this giveaway, but it is supposedly on on the eshop, so IDK cross your fingers)
If you have not encountered any of these pokemon, scroll down to the bottom of the pokemon selection menu on your request and select “What pokemon?” you will be able to type in the name of the pokemon, be sure to spell it correctly, or I won’t be able to find you!
UMMM. I’ve been making stuff! More stuff is definitely coming. I’m just having a good time making things. These things are coming out unusually trendy and colorful, so my apologies if you were expecting my signature Neutral Brown. Perhaps in the future……
Hi, I’m Karen and I’m 5 ft 5 in, I was just wondering who my look a like might be! Thanks. :)
I think your jawline and eyes, and especially your smile remind me very much of Ariel! Your smile, nose, and colouring make me think of Aurora’s look. And the shape of your face and your eyes is quite typical of Elsa’s casting.
At 5′5″ you’d be in the height range for all of the above!
Thanks for the request and have a magical day :) x