dr. mortimer

My obsession with mustachioed middle-aged men cannot be normal!

… or even healthy.

> Captain Blake, from Blake and Mortimer

> Neighbor, from Hello Neighbor

> Hercule Poirot, from Agatha Christie’s books

> Dr Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik, from Sonic the Hedgehog

The Restorers at San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples

Artist: Thomas Struth (German, born Geldern, 1954)

Date: 1988

Medium: Chromogenic print

Image: 119.1 x 159.7 cm (46 7/8 x 62 7/8 in.) Frame: 48 × 63 in. (121.9 × 160 cm)

Credit Line: Purchase, Vital Projects Fund Inc. Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel; Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts; Jennifer Saul Gift; Gift of Dr. Mortimer D. Sackler, Theresa Sackler and Family; and Gary and Sarah Wolkowitz Gift, 2010 © Thomas Struth

Accession Number: 2010.121 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Description and image from The Metropolitan Museum of Art:  "The working method Struth devised for The Restorers, one of his first portraits, would become his standard procedure: photographing only subjects he could get to know over an extended period and collaborate with on how they wished to be seen. He also decided to focus on couples or groups defined by a shared history—often familial—or a communality of purpose, as with this portrait of four art restorers he befriended in Naples.

The setting they chose was the restorers’ current work place—the former refectory of a church then being used as a staging area for paintings from the surrounding area that had been damaged in a recent earthquake. The almost hypnotic effect achieved in this picture is due not only to the artist’s intimacy with his subjects and their own understanding of his aims but also to his technical choices. Struth uses a large-format view camera on a tripod, which, with its oversize negatives and slow exposure time allows for a tremendous amount of detail, and the shallow depth of field subtly pushes the four figures into the space of the viewer.”  (met)

Madancy Characters List

(M) to indicate Mads characters & (H) for Hugh characters 

Clash of Titans - Draco-1500-1800 B.C.  (M) 

King Arthur – Tristan-5 A.D. (M)

King Arthur - Galahad- 5 A.D. (H)

Valhalla Rising - One Eye-1000s (M)

Elizabeth I - Earl of Essex Robert Devereux-late 1500s (H)

The New Adventures of Robin Hood – Kyle– 1500s (H)

Age of Uprising - Michael Kohlaas-1500s (M)

Ella Enchanted - Prince Charmont-1600s (H)

The Three Musketeers - Comte De Rochefort-1625-1628 (M)

Young Blades - D’Artagnan-1625-1628 (H)

A Royal Affair – Dr. Johann Friederich Streunsee-1700s (M)

David Copperfield - David Copperfield-1831-1850s (H) 

Madame Bovary – Leon – 1856 (H)

Daniel Deronda - Daniel Deronda-1865 (H)

The Salvation - Jon Jensen –1871 (M)

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Thelma Schnee wrote the great robot-run-amuck movie The Colossus of New York (1958). She was also a patient of Dr. Mortimer Hartman, the LSD psychotherapist who administered psychedelic treatments to Cary Grant. Dr. Hartman guided Schnee through several LSD sessions, successfully treating her chronic depression. She wrote a best-selling book about the experience called Myself and I, under the pseudonym Constance A. Newland. 

drugsbust  asked:

main 2 things that have been bugging me about the john's dream tfp theory: so how does john know about redbeard? and if eurus shot him wouldn't that imply that both she and the events of t6t and tld actually happened? cause i'm an emp supporter lol, and i can't see any of s4 being "real" (the glowing skull painting, everyone being ooc, water imagery, etc) and if we were suddenly to enter john's mind, then that means the events leading up to it would have to have actually happened.

1. Thank you so much for your incredible meta! I love this fandom like crazy. 2. According to the theory that TFP is John’s near-the-death dream… How can we explain this - when Sherlock found out that “Eurus killed Viktor” we hear her words about deep water and see the shots of TGG pool and (!) Reichenbach fall from TAB? Why this piece of Sherlock’s MP in John’s dream? I stuck on this…

LOVE theory of TFP being in John’s mind after he is shot! So is it Eurus that still kills him? I’ve read metas where it explains Eurus and Sherlock are the same person, so then Eurus doesn’t really exist..? But she still shoots John? Or is this in John’s min while we are still in Sherlocks MP on the HLV plane? Kind of MP inception or something? :)

so I thought I would compile these 3 asks here cause they’re all basically asking the same thing. <3

So, here’s where I’m at right now: to me a ‘Garridebs’ minisode would be the most likely way of hiding a secret ‘4th episode.’

1) It doesn’t have to be long, it could take place during the suspicious “missing 10 minutes” from John’s therapy appointment as I say here, like a Series 4 version of Many Happy Returns. 

2) The fact that I think the ending of The Lying Detective is an allusion to the James Bond ‘red’ title screen (see here) gives us a clue that this is going into John’s point of view, because of his watching Bond films. To me this also explains Moriarty’s weird “red alert/klingons/cowboys/Darth Vader” line (see here)- they’re all allusions to things John would have watched on T.V.

3) The way Mycroft is acting apparently out of character to me is explained away by this being from John’s PoV- John doesn’t think Mycroft is impressive at all, see here

 I still do like/ have written this being a dream from Sherlock’s PoV, but I’m warming to John’s version of TAB much more now because it parallels how Sherlock ended up creating TAB:

  • Sherlock is faced with a mystery: Moriarty’s ‘miss me’ message. Overwhelmed by the drugs he is taking, he loses consciousness and retreats into his mind, and invents TAB- his mind seemingly focused on solving that mystery. Except, rather than this really solving the Moriarty thing, the whole thing is dependent on him and John being together“There’s always two of us.”
  • John is faced with a mystery: Sherlock has a secret sister. He gets shot, loses consciousness from the pain and retreats into his mind, and invents TFP- his mind seemingly focused on solving that mystery. Except, rather than solving the Eurus thing (too many loose ends), the whole thing ends with John and Sherlock back in 221B.

In my opinion, this is why we are faced with a literal ‘dangling Garridebs’ scene in TFP (I can’t believe I actually typed that haha @waitedforgarridebs): it’s a clue that the real Garridebs moment going on behind the scenes is left ‘dangling’, unresolved. John is stuck in limbo, waiting for Sherlock to save him.

And his mind fixes on the last thing he was told: that Sherlock has a secret sister. He is left reeling, trying to come up with explanations. This explains the major loose thread at the beginning of TFP: we gloss past and ignore the “mutual friend” who gave Eurus Faith’s note because John still doesn’t know this. 

So, what about Redbeard? I still think John doesn’t know who/what Redbeard exactly is. All he has to go on is Sherlock’s reaction to Magnussen saying “Redbeard” in HLV. So, what does he do? I’m going to quote @marcespot here:

I think because clever–oh so clever– John, figures out what many of us have been speculating. That Sherlock just cannot be this traumatized over a dog, it is painful, yes, but a grown man still not over the loss of a dog? He saw the look on Sherlock’s face when Magnussen brought it up. It can’t be a dog. It just can’t, and John is always right. Remember John was very invested in Henry’s trauma in THoB, tellling Dr. Mortimer: “because I have another friend who might be having the same problem.” Henry had replaced the memory of a murderous man for that of a dog because he couldn’t cope. John made his deductions. Remember John announcing in TLD “I’m gonna make a deduction”. He deduced Mycroft must’ve had made up a lie to protect Sherlock from some horrible truth… why not the death of Sherlock’s only special childhood friend. Note how John equates himself with Victor because the whole point is that he thinks that’s the reason why Sherlock grew up under that imposed ‘conceal don’t feel’ lifestyle, which had to be born out of a trauma because John knows Sherlock, and how emotional, friendly and in need for a companion he is. He literally told Sherlock he needs to get himself a romantic partner! Some great loss must’ve happened for Sherlock to develop any kind of issue with interpersonal relationships, and ever choosing to put on the sociopath façade. (x)

And here’s the thing: this could both mean that John has got very close to the truth (that Redbeard is Sherlock’s past “great loss” or even love)… but to me it also explains why the Holmes family background seemed so weird and contradictory in TFP. We know that behind their facades, Mycroft and Sherlock are “ordinary”, we even have TEH show us how very ordinary Sherlock’s “lovely Mum and Dad” are.

So, why the change to this odd big Holmes mansion cliché? (x) Because John the writer, with his imagination and his adoration for Sherlock, is left reeling from the Eurus reveal. He’s trying to explain it, and to do so he simply has to go back to Sherlock’s childhood. And John is a Romantic so of course Sherlock would have this epic childhood backstory, of course John would imagine him as little Sherlock the Pirate off on adventures, after hearing Mycroft’s “Initially he wanted to be a pirate” quip. And the fact that Mycroft’s description of “the ancestral home” (there was always honey for tea) is an ALLUSION TO A POEM BY RUPERT BROOKE… just makes me think of the poet John, writing unspoken things on his laptop. Poetry or truth, John? He makes Sherlock into a Gothic Hero, and gives him a grand ancestral home, because to John Sherlock is so extraordinary, so everything around him would be, too.



Thank you @monikakrasnorada for your question about the ‘Black Pearl of the Borgias’ (here). It inspired a lot of thinking and led to connecting several dots between 'The Hounds of Baskerville’ and Series four of Sherlock BBC. Found some lovely treasures here. :))))

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inkxecution  asked:

Hey, do you have a list of INTP protagonists and/or antagonists?

I just answer antagonists so here is the protagonist list.

INTP Protagonists

  • 30 Rock   Liz Lemon
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket   Klaus Baudelaire
  • Alice in Wonderland, Disney’s   Alice
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy   Konstantin Dmitrich Levin
  • Avatar: The Legend of Korra   Mako
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Disney’s   Milo James Thatch
  • Community   Abed Nadir
  • Doctor Who (2005 Series)   Ninth Doctor
  • Firefly   Dr. Simon Tam
  • Hysteria    Mortimer Granville
  • Indiana Jones   Indiana Jones
  • IT Crowd, The   Maurice Moss
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë   Jane Eyre
  • Jurassic Park   Dr. Ian Malcolm
  • Legends of Tomorrow   Dr. Martin Stein [Firestorm]
  • LOST   John Locke
  • LOVE   Gus Cruikshank
  • Martian, The   Mark Whatney
  • Marvel’s Cinematic Universe   Bruce Banner
  • Mummy, The   Evelyn ‘Evy’ Carnahan
  • My Little Monster   Shizuku Mizutani
  • Naruto Shippuden   Kakashi Hatake
  • One Piece   Nico Robin
  • Orange is the New Black   Poussey Washington
  • Orphan Black   Cosmia Niehaus
  • Ouran High School Host Club   Haruhi Fujioka
  • Over the Garden Wall   Wirt
  • Peanuts, The   Charlie Brown
  • Penny Dreadful   Dr. Victor Frankenstein
  • Rent   Mark Cohen
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?   Velma Dinkley
  • Sherlock, BBC’s   Sherlock Holmes
  • Silicon Valley   Richard
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation   Jean Luc-Picard
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West   Elphaba
  • X-Men Cinematic Universe   Charles Xavier 

dr-vauclair  asked:

Dog Care AU + Mur



1. Kind of ended up taking care of dogs by accident; he babysat a friend’s dog once and now everyone is lining up to hire him. He’s okay with that; just a bit overwhelmed some days because he does not know why people thinks he’s so good~. The gentle K’ost is just a lover of anything small and cute~.

2. He really likes playing with them best; he’s a big baby on the inside~. Bathing is also fun because there is so much splashing!!!

3. He’s learned all the names of both his regular customers and their puppers, which is saying a lot for him; remembering names is terribly hard for him~.

4. He also takes in strays for a little while because he has not the heart to abandon them, and they end up playing with the other puppers once they are back in health and should they prove safe~.

5. Pancake is always his favourite pupper, so Mortimer is a good drop off for poor Page when he has “custody” of Pan and cannot deal with her energy at the moment~.

do you ever think about how Dr. Mortimer, Henry’s therapist just went to live on with the fact that John Watson and Sherlock Holmes, the former bloke who tried to chat her up, are in a relationship,,,and she just,,,doesn’t know what hell ensues after that. Maybe she just assumes that they both continue to Be Like That forever. 

Dr. Mortimer is living in the Gay Timeline we ought to be in. 

EatTheRare is coming up and I decided to do something Casino Royale+Hysteria. I keep messing up on Hugh’s head so hopefully I don’t fuck this one up cause I made 2 other paintings that I wasn’t happy with.

Edit: I got the tag wrong cause I’m an idiot and I only noticed it hours later but it’s EatTheRare…..not EatTheRude.