i hate reporting

In a companion piece, Rolling Stone published a so-called ‘fansplaining’ column on their website – delving into the fanbase that has supported Harry Styles throughout the years, probably aimed at gauging their reaction to his debut. An interesting take, given the fact that the journalistic lens of Rolling Stone seems to focus mostly around discrediting the opinion of young women, particularly those who have been avid fans of the music that One Direction has put out in previous years, and who have supported Harry and his peers throughout that time. Aside from the fact that such an understanding of music is abhorrently misogynist, as it values the middle-aged white male’s opinion as somehow more legitimate than those of women (even when those women were able to recognize the artist’s talent years prior to those men who were blinded by their fragile masculinity), the article also failed to do what it intended: Explain what makes these fans so loyal to their idol.
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So, I’ve seen some buzz going around about Kubo’s trip across Europe and a lot of fans think she’s researching for season 2, but I’m sorry to disappoint you guys. Do not get your hopes up by this. She has stated that she’s been planning this trip for awhile and meant to go sooner but couldn’t because she was busy working on yoi. She’s on vacation.

Now, she has added that if she happens to learn some things along the way, she will totally include it in her future work. However, keep in mind, research is not her intention. Sorry.

“He had a poor self-concept during childhood and adolescence.  He described himself as a loner and said he felt picked on by other boys but claimed that he never go into fights.  He thought his schoolmates picked on him and he felt unable to express his anger openly for fear of retaliation.  He stated that he had never enjoyed sports, always thinking that the other boys were better than he.  He was envious of them and stated that at times felt so angry that he had thoughts of killing them.  He stated that he masturbated daily while looking at pictures of good-looking guys in magazines–trim with good muscle tone, youngish, not older than 30.  He stated that he admired their physical appearance and when he imagined himself in bed with them it was always as a male, never a female…

He had never had any heterosexual experiences. At that time, he was disturbed about his increased weight–190 pounds [actually 210]–following his continuous use of marijuana.  He was shy and somewhat uncomfortable when having to start new relationships.  He felt attracted to men and helpless and frustrated in his desire to change his sexual orientation and his social timidity; he was basically withdrawn and sad.”

- George Palermo on Jeffrey Dahmer’s teenage years, The Faces of Violence         

What if this is actually true?

I was thinking yesterday and I realised I never questioned how well Moriarty was able to sell his fake actor persona. Sherlock thought it was because of the key that’s able to break into every computer, but we know that that key doesn’t exist, so how was moriarty able to do it?

I definitely hated the reporter chick, but are you telling me she didn’t at least check out these shows and see if he was actually in them? And it took the police over two years to prove Moriarty was actually real. If all of these were fake I’m sure it would only have took them a couple of days. Or what Moriarty was actually an actor on the side in case this situation ever came up? 

No, I think Richard Brooke got the same deal as the cabbie. Maybe he was dying as well and in exchange for money he took up the persona of Moriarty.

So, who’s behind Moriarty? Mary, of course. She’s been orchestrating all of this from the beginning. Remember in the blind banker just before Shan was killed, she got a message from M and we assumed it meant Moriarty? Well, what if it was actually Mary?

It was Mary all along who wanted to burn Sherlock’s heart out. She made him into a fake and got him to take his own life. I do think that for a while there she actually believed that he was dead, but if Anderson could figure out he wasn’t dead then so could she. She called Mycroft and got him to tell the police and media that Moriarty was real and Sherlock is innocent, so he could come back.

So, I think she realised that killing him wasn’t the best idea anyway and decided to take something way more important from him, John. And boy did she try to break them up. Marrying him, then getting pregnant all that just to chain John to herself. 

Shooting Sherlock in HLV was a mistake, because she didn’t plan on him interrupting her. What Magnussen knew could have blown her whole operation apart and she had to stop him, but also couldn’t let Sherlock stop her.

And then in s4 we really saw her evil side. Saving Sherlock from a bullet and making John lash out at him trying to drive a wedge between them. Sending Sherlock to hell was just a little bonus.

This is it though. She ruined him and the possibility of John and Sherlock ever getting together. I mean look at her evil face. This was her plan all along.

But yet again she underestimated the love John and Sherlock have for each other and that they can always find their way back to one another. 

So, I think she was done waiting and just ended up shooting John. There’s no Eurus, it’s always been her and she put a bullet through John’s eye and Sherlock is the only one who can save him.

So yeah this is my theory, on the one hand i hate it cause it would mean moriarty is not real but i love him so much, but on the other hand it would reveal mary to be even more of despicable human being than we could have ever anticipated. 

Sorry if this has been talked about before, please do link me to other metas on this if you have any.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I just have a question about an old interview with Rian. I dont know if you can answer it but I thought I’ld ask. Its the interview where Rian says that there is no central-to-the-plot romance and no on-to-one, unrequited,burning love etc. i mean, I hate to say it, but doesnt this kind of rule out reylo in the last jedi? Any romance between them would be central to the plot. This has probably been discussed a lot already but i wasnt part of the fandom then.. Thanks :)

He was misquoted in that article. What he said was that there was no romance like that of Han and Leia’s, and that the central story wasn’t “ready” for that kind of romance. 

What I think this means is that none of the characters are in the position for a sweeping romance but – honestly? They aren’t. I think any “romance” that shows up in TLJ is subtextual – ie: nothing overt like kissing and declaring their feelings, etc. 

I mean. I’ve been saying this all along, and so have many Reylos. It shouldn’t be that surprising to people.

“Ruling out Reylo” really depends on what you mean, doesn’t it? If you mean OVERT, full out romance like Han and Leia in ESB?

Then yeah.

But I am one to believe – particularly thanks to that trailer – that we’ve got a lot of subtext and LEAD UP to the next film with Reylo. 

They’re an enemies-to-lovers dynamic. Kylo is still not on the good side yet. Rey is still struggling with so many personal demons. That’s not a dynamic that could be written to realistically change over night. The characters need to shift around and come to an understanding and trust each other. OF COURSE they’re not going to be romantic yet… I’m not surprised by that at all.

If Reylo ends up happening, it’s a slow burn, and it’s something that is more SYMBOLIC than it is just a romance for the… well, romance of it. Han and Leia was a beautiful, fun story, but Rey and Kylo would be COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. And if you read Rian’s ACTUAL quotes, Reylo aligns pretty well with what it was he was saying…

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Dan Erikson - Part 2

Part 1, 7k, zimbits, homophobia warning, generally fluffy though, Samwell Men’s Hockey Team

Okay, so back to this Dan Erikson guy.

It’s three years after he wrote his article on Jack Zimmermann’s college experience and, look, he’s generally too busy to obsessively stalk one hockey player because his day job involves roaming the country and doing all the feel good stories that go on that last page of Sports Illustrated, but every once and awhile, he takes a night to watch Jack’s interviews and he’s not looking for clues, per se but…

Well, he is a journalist. And the answer to the unspoken question of the Blond boy in all the photographs itches at him. Because… journalist.

So for three years now, he sort of drawn his own conclusions. He notices how Jack never brings a date to events and he finds the blog of a certain Southern Baker and notes how there is an abrupt shift from sadness to ‘barely contained glee’ after graduation. And he notices that the “friend’s kitchen” Bitty shoots his most recent videos at is very nice. Very spacious. And so when Dan Erikson gets told that the Falconers want to meet with him (and that they asked for him by name), he has a flash of “they know I have been stalking Jack Zimmermann and I am about to be sued,” which, frankly, makes no sense but he still shows up to the meeting in his best suit and manages to look like a nervous idiot in front of all the publicity interns and if he thought it was bad then, it’s nothing compared to when he is shown into a conference room.

Because Jack Zimmermann is already there. Like… in the room.

It’s a good thing 50% of a journalist’s job is acting neutral in the face of anything because that’s all that keeps Dan from freaking out. But he manages. Admirably if he does say so himself. He shakes hands with George and then with someone from the Falconers legal team and then with Jack Zimmermann and they all sit down.

And the legal person- Michelle, he thinks her name is - she jumps in and starts talking about how this information cannot leave the room until written in an official article and they’ve already discussed this with Sports Illustrated and - honestly he sort of stops listening because Jack Zimmermann looks like he does when the Falconers have just won Game 1 of a playoff series. Aka he looks intense and focused and it’s not that he’s unhappy, per se, but he’s not celebrating quite yet.

Also, his fingers drum once against the table before he stops them and that reads as nerves.

Dan wants to tell him he already knows. That he saw the pictures three years ago and he’s suspected and this proves it and he still has no idea what he’s doing here.

Finally, Michelle goes quiet and there’s a beat of silence before:

“I’m gay,” Jack announces. “I’d like you to write the article.”

Dan blinks once because that makes no sense. For good measure he does it again before managing to push a word out. And then that word is simply:

“What?”

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