Why do people get so angry when other people ship cockles? I mean, I’m on this website a lot and I actively search for cockles related things on a daily basis, so unless I’m just completely blind to it, I don’t think there is a secret coalition of cockles shippers that are planning on kidnapping Jensen and Misha, just to throw them naked into a room together and keep them in there until they fuck. They’re no reports of these shippers going out and harassing them, there are no videos of them smashing Jensen Misha’s faces together.
Yes, photo ops can get a little crazy, but they can in every aspect of the fandom– that just comes down to people respecting other people. I understand not agreeing with shipping real life individuals, & I understand not wanting to do it yourself, but shipping real people is just as harmless as shipping their characters, as long as you don’t go crazy with it … and so far, I’m not seeing anyone going crazy.
Calm down, it’s just a difference of opinion. I promise you, we’re not planning on doing anything rash.
Jensen and Misha are safe … and they’re probably making out right now, but that’s besides the point.
Listen, I don’t get as into television shows as other people. I don’t notice plot holes. I don’t notice what people call “bad writing”. I’m honestly just here to be entertained. I love everything unless it is offensive or boring. I support all surfaces of creativity. I am quite easy to please.
I love Sherlock. Nothing in this world could stop me from loving what Mark, Steven and everyone else built together. I couldn’t be disappointed if I tried. This show means a lot to me, and I would never trash it because I don’t agree with how things played out. Sherlock is not my story to tell.
All that aside, I do love the darkness of series four. I hate when things are happy and comfortable all of the time. I need drama. I want to feel the same emotions the characters on screen are feeling. When a show can make me focus on nothing but that, I know it’s a damn good show.
The Six Thatchers: It’s my least favorite of the three. Although Sherlock is clearly about the cases, I like when things are more personal. I didn’t mind this episode, but I definitely would have written it differently. I would have made it lighter and similar to the feel of series three so we could transition nicely into the darkness of the rest of the series, really pull that rug out from underneath us. I definitely would never have killed Mary just because I feel like it was so expected. Also, not utilizing the amazing Mary Watson Amanda created seems like a big waste to me. She could have been so much more than a pawn in someone else’s game.
The Lying Detective: Brilliant. Bringing in Toby Jones as Culverton and then taking him out of the equation in the same episode was absolutely genius. I was under the impression that he was “the big bad” of series four for months and it surprised me when I realized he wasn’t. I think Ben’s acting is really something special, which is never a surprise. I have nothing bad to say about this episode, tbh. The whole Eurus thing messed me up emotionally in the best way possible. I loved the slight mention of Irene, all of Mrs Hudson’s scenes, and John finally admitting that he’s a piece of shit. What more could a gal ask for?
The Final Problem: This episode blew my fucking mind. I thought it was so clever. I was petrified every time they walked into a different room. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from what was happening before me. It was sick and twisted and I was addicted to every minute of it. I liked exploring the relationships between the Holmes siblings more than anything. I want to know who these people are and I was not let down at all. JIM FUCKING MORIARTY. Everything fit together in a way that made sense to me when I look back to season one. MOLLY FUCKING HOOPER. When you put all of the series together, it tells such a great, complete story of the man himself. I did think the ending was really disjointed and confusing, though. However, watching it back a second time cleared a lot of that up for me.
One thing in the Bionicle canon that doesn’t seem to add up is that Takanuva is the only Toa of Light to have ever existed, yet the Makuta accept it as common knowledge that Av-Matoran have a much higher chance of becoming Toa than others.
So, that probably means a lot of them will eventually transform on Spherus Magna. Takanuva could end up with a huge squad of rookie Av-Toa to mentor at some point.
I don't understand how someone can be so kind and sweat and overflowing with love. You brighten my day every single time I see a post of yours! Thank you for being so soft and gentle with all your followers and being the best!
This means a lot to me! I love encouraging others because I know what it’s like to have low confidence. I want to reminder others that the bad days don’t last forever, and better times will come. I’m still awkward and a totally normal person. I play games in my pajamas and cry over small things. I make mistakes. I’m not sure if I’m a person worthy of looking up too, but I’m working on improving myself with every passing day. I hope to inspire others to do the same.
I wonder if the key to ‘waking up’ in the train station is someone remembering you. I mean they’re all in a trance, right? “Waiting for a train” apparently. And in theory they’d be ‘waiting’ until they’re moved along and made into ghost riders or whatever happens. But Stiles woke up. You have to question ‘why Stiles?’ out of all the people there and I have a feeling it’s that they started to remember him. I might be wrong sure and there are, as always, a lot of plot holes centered around the whole thing. It’s just a loose theory, and it also leaves the door open for others to be alert too. Peter remembered cause Stiles remembered him/woke him up. Chris and Melissa could do the same (and Melissa might be alert anyway since Scott hasn’t forgotten her and could go on to wake Chris and anyone else she knows who’s there). I’m sure Stiles would shake Corey, Mason and Hayden awake. I’ll be curious to see who’s alert and who’s not when/if we see the other side of the rift. I’m not sure it’ll actually matter /why/ he woke up and remembered in the grand scheme of things but it’s something I can’t help but wonder about, and I can’t help but feel like memory is a key thing. The more you’re remembered, the higher your chances of escaping? Idk.
in my opinion, i really see yoonseok as one of the most shippable pairs in bts. the kind of love and appreciation yoongi has for hoseok is almost unparalleled with any other member. he lets hoseok get away with things he wouldn’t for the others and hoseok dotes and loves yoongi so much? i mean the only reason i don’t strongly disagree is because they do have a solid friendship or at least a god relationship in which they depend on each other and lean on one another a lot.
Do you have any thoughts about that other church-thing that supposedly connects to the main Volterra castle via the subterranean tunnel? Like how did that setup come about? Which was built first? Did they ever live in the other one... do they still use it for some things, other than it being Heidi's access point for her catch of the day?
Here’s my theory: the Volturi first built the church as a means of body disposal in the Middle Ages. The city’s walls were rebuilt and strengthened around the 1100s. Our friendly vampire despots worried that the population would surge because of the renewed safety of the city, and plague would spread extra-fast if they kept lots of corpses around. So, they commissioned the construction of a church hidden away in the hills, and transported the remains of their victims to the ‘family crypt’ every so often.
It’s worth pointing out that the Volturi’s ‘castle’ must be the two connected fortresses in the city (collectively called the Fortezza Medicea). These two buildings were constructed in the 1300s and 1400s respectively. The Volturi’s home, in other words, is a relatively new thing.
The subterranean tunnel between the church and castle came even later–the 1600s, in my opinion. First, the Volturi wanted to be sure that this home would be permanent before excavating through rock. (Although I’m guessing a sinister subterranean passageway raises the real estate value, if they ever needed to sell.) Second, they saw the writing on the wall and realized that humans were rapidly becoming more educated. Obscuring their location from their victims and possible onlookers became a priority. Third, this is roughly when Heidi joined them, and I feel like her presence really ‘automated’ the feeding process. Before her, the Volturi definitely didn’t have reliable delivery.
Finally, the Volturi never lived in the church. It’s a small structure, and in its heyday, it smelled exactly as you’d expect, what with all the bodies under the floor. And, in the present, they only go there to make sure that it’s undisturbed and well-preserved enough to keep the government uninterested in restoring it.
(Because I am a petty gargoyle, I’d like to mention that ‘the wives never left the tower’ is complete historical nonsense. There was no tower until at least the 15th century. Dammit, Jasper! I thought you were supposed to be good at this!)
okay guys, today I found out that my Spanish teacher watches Sherlock and we talked a bit about it. You know what he told me? What he asked me? He told me that the thing that was interesting was the relationship between Sherlock and Watson, how you could see they love each other, and he asked me if in S4 this relationship becomes something more.
He’s not a TJLCer obviously, he’s just a 40yo ish man who enjoys a show like Sherlock, he doesn’t even know what shipping or Johnlock means/is. He’s a simple casual and he clearly said that he noticed since ep1 that there was something between them.
I just wanted to say this because a lot of people - now more than ever - are saying that we see love/romantic attraction/whatever where there is none, where there is only a “bromance”, that we invented it just because we liked the idea.
People ship Johnlock or think about Watson and Holmes as a couple because that is exactly what the show is/has been showing us.
And if you say that between them there is nothing than pure “bromance”, well maybe you haven’t watched closely yet.
I don’t mean to accuse anyone with this, I just wanted to address it to the people who keep dragging us and treating like we are stupid and selfish just because we saw what the creators, even if in a non explicit way, showed us: love.
i rly like my bf and i want to have sex with him, but sex for me means somthing way different than other gay guys bc im ace, trans, and autistic and there's a lot of stuff im uncomfortable and im worried he's not going to want to be with me if I cant
honestly sweetheart if hes not willing to be patient with you and accept what you can and can not do, hes not worth it. if he drops you because of those things then youll find someone better who wont.
you deserve to be safe and comfortable and you shouldnt be made to feel like youre disappointing anyone. ever.
Do you know of any instances in the show where the writers communicated with the audience through their characters, and the predictions actually came true? Like how Sherlock said "people always stop counting after 3" (i want this to be true, but who knows) I don't know man
I mean the plot of TAB was correctly predicted here. As for everything else (and this is the infuriating thing) all predictions made pointed towards johnlock. They still do, I can’t interpret them any other way.
Hours and hours and page and pages of solid meta have been created and they made sense.
A lot of lines and actions from the characters lead to the conclusion: if not johnlock then what?
We’re at the ‘then what?’ stage and we haven’t been given any answers.
So off the top of my head, no. But it is early in the morning.
However, the line you quoted. If that turns out to be true (I’m not getting my hopes up) and there’s a secret fourth johnlocky episode then all the hundreds of lines that have been linked with johnlock endgame will be confirmed as well in one big swoop.
You're alive! Yay! I was beginning to get worried about you. Are you feeling better?
Yes, I’m alive! - black butler ending theme plays in the background -
But thank you for the concern, it means a lot. I’m feeling a lot better! Things are sorted out in my life, and physically, I feel great! Though, I did just get braces so that’s a bit of a pain. But other than that, your girl is happy as can be!
i don’t know, i don’t have an issue with ‘soft sapphic’ culture in and of itself - i understand that it works for a lot of people and i’m fond of any movement that aims to a) unify lesbians + bi/pan girls and b) teach young lgbt kids that their attraction isn’t gross or bad.
however…i do think certain narratives being spread on this site (and in other places where this terminology is used, i’d imagine) do more to contribute to internalised homophobia than they do to reduce it. this is obviously unintentional and i’m not blaming sapphic girls who spread this stuff at all but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth discussing and at least considering.
i see a lot of posts saying things along the lines of ‘love between girls is the purest and best thing in the world!!’ and i understand that these posts are meant to be at least mildly hyperbolic but here’s the thing: a lot of girls who love girls already feel like their love has to be perfect to compensate for the fact that it’s non-heterosexual.
i know that on a personal level it wasn’t useful for me to hear stuff like that (although i might have thought it was for a while). what i actually needed to hear wasn’t ‘love between girls is perfect’, it was 'love between girls isn’t always going to be perfect and that’s okay. you’re finding love hard and that’s okay.’
i used to have so much anxiety over the fact that i wasn’t having a Pure Gay Experience; the first girl i dated wasn’t the love of my life, sometimes i just wanted to make out with girls i didn’t have feelings for, i had feelings for girls who’d never love me back and that made me bitter and angry and jealous. all of this would have been normal teenage stuff if i was straight but my shame was definitely amplified by the fact that i felt like i had to compensate for being gay by having almost fairytale-style romances.
like i honestly think there is so much value in teaching young sapphic girls that their love won’t be soft and special all the time because they’re human beings no less worthy of love and respect than anyone else. and in teaching straight people that our love isn’t going to be any purer than theirs, but they have to respect it equally anyway. i feel like i’ve said this a million times but i have no interest in activism that only seeks to validate the most ~palatable q*eers~.
listen, women + girls who date each other end up in abusive relationships sometimes. they fight and they split up. they break each other’s hearts. they have meaningless hook-ups with each other. they cheat on each other. sometimes things are bad or just not that special, but the thing young sapphic girls need to learn is that things will go wrong not BECAUSE they’re lesbians or because they’re bi or pan. they go wrong because that’s how life works. and regardless of who they’re dating or fucking or loving, they deserve respect and support.
i don’t want to be a killjoy and i’m not saying that a cutesy post about how every time two girls kiss the moon gets brighter is going to ruin anyone’s life. but i don’t think idealising OR demonising love between girls (or any two lgbt people) is really the way to go with making young gay/bi/pan girls feel better about themselves. don’t teach them to aspire to ideals they can’t reach; teach them to be human and teach them to love themselves and their sexualities regardless.
The year couldn’t end without a new drawing of Jack! I’ve been focusing more on drawing other things now but hopefully I drew him and Sammy well enough? I’m trying out new styles and so far I actually really like making this one. Jack, if you see this, I just want to wish you a happy new year and I hope you have a great time and that this new year is much better on all of us. Thank you for making this year a lot more bearable! I don’t want to talk too much again, so that’ll be all, but I really mean it, thank you. Happy holidays, everyone!!
1. Recognize the benefits of trusting others, and building some meaningful relationships. If you never let others get close to you, then you’re likely to feel lonely and empty inside.
2. Remember that one person doesn’t have to meet your needs. We can trust different people with aspects of ourselves. Doing that can feel less risky, and a lot less scary.
3. Look at the actions of other people before you decide if you can trust them or not. If they are kind to others and they seem reliable, then it’s likely they will treat you in that same way, too. However, be wary of people who are mean or critical, or who talk about others, or are unpredictable.
4. Give trust slowly – let others prove themselves – and if they seem trustworthy then start to trust them more. Share a few small things before you share some bigger things.
5. Trust yourself to cope if someone lets you down. We’ve all been disappointed and betrayed by other people. Have the confidence to know that you will manage, and survive!!
6. Don’t pressurise yourself to give more than you are able. It’s hard to trust others if you’re feeling insecure, or if you’ve been hurt by others, or if trust is threatening. Decide to take it slowly and be patient with yourself.