Are there any disorders/diseases that can only happen in cities?
have they not suffered enough anon.
But in all seriousness, probably not. I mean, they probably have something that effects their physical form (landscape & streets, I mean) that ends up looking like a disease on their human form, much like how natural disasters appear as physical injuries but aside from that…if they get sick it’s because enough of their humans are ill. Mental illnesses obviously happen but there’s nothing exclusive to Cities it pretty much copies how humans do it.
Cities’ bodies are weird man. They get get hurt, but they heal super fast depending on their circumstances. Except for fire. They can get sick but only if their humans do. They can die but often don’t. Natural disasters and landscape-problems can turn up looking like physical injuries or diseases but they’re just a metaphor for them almost. Not to mention their blood disappears not long after it’s spilt.
There’s this Descartes-like theory that Cities bodies don’t actually exist…they’re just a projection that’s trying really hard…
if there is some secret 4th episode, I will have still been hurt.
TPTB have managed to weave in extremely toxic and problematic themes and ideas
in their show.
violently beat his best friend, for
something he wasn’t even culpable for. Physically abusing someone is never the
answer to begin with, and in this case, it was even more uncalled for as Sherlock
was at fault for neither Norbury nor Mary’s decisions. Sure, John was grieving
his wife’s death, but taking it out on an innocent party is unacceptable. Sherlock
took the beating without question, and this incident was never addressed again.
John never apologised. But Sherlock forgave. This show is ultimately implying taking
blame for the abuse you experience and forgiving your abuser is an okay thing to
do. (It is not.)
you really are doesn’t matter.” I don’t think I need to expand on this one.
says that everything Sherlock has done up until this point in his life, who he is, is all because of the trauma he
faced as a child. “You are your trauma,” essentially. This is such a damaging
message to be sending on an influential and powerful show like Sherlock.
scene with Molly has left me feeling uncomfortable and angry. This woman
(understandably) fell in love with man who was not good for her. Over the years,
she finally understood that staying hung up on him would not be good for her,
and tried to move on. I really thought this season she’d be content, the way
she deserves. Instead, she was reeled into a sick game of emotional abuse. Even
worse, Steven Moffat later went on to say that she forgave Sherlock (“Oh well that’s okay then,
you bastard.”) and that she “probably
had a drink and went and shagged someone” (x), dismissing the severity of such an event. (And if Molly truly could forgive
Sherlock so easily, then why was this thing
even part of Eurus’s torment?)
the way the female characters were portrayed on this show.
was introduced to us as smart, strong, gay woman and by the end she was
helpless and begging for her life and was saved by a man.
was a skilled assassin. They could have done so
much with her character. The potential was endless. Instead they made her a
woman who craved domesticity. Wanted a husband to please and a child to care for.
And they killed her off. She was used a plot device to stir things up between
the two main male characters. She
married John, having an impact on John and Sherlock’s relationship, she
sacrificed herself (in a physically impossible manner, by the way), having an
impact on John and Sherlock. And then she was there again (as an apparition this
time) to bring John and Sherlock together again. That was her only function.
season 4, Molly was hardly given any screen time. She was hurt in the past
episodes and I thought we’d finally see her getting on with her life, not
needing a man to do so. I was wrong. We saw her emotions toyed with and abused.
that joke about Moriarty having sex with one of his body guards? Was that
really necessary? Why must the villains be queer-coded? And allusions to Eurus
raping a woman? A character who was introduced as villain psychopath (with magical
powers apparently), and then forgiven for everything she had done all within ONE episode.
might be another episode, I don’t know. Johnlock may canonically happen, I don’t
thing I do know is, TPTB have embedded damaging messages regarding homophobia,
heteronormativty and sexism into their show. I can’t see them redeeming themselves
from this. They’ve done this. This cannot be used an excuse as being some part
in a bigger plan. This is unacceptable.
can put on your tin-foil hat and hope. But it won’t change the fact that they’ve
said these things.
Sherlock was great show. But it was not a good one.
Yuri!!! on Ice episode 10 preview: “I’m giving you something round and gold” me: Okay, so are they saying “round and gold” to trick us into thinking it’s a wedding ring, but it’s actually a medal… me:…or, are they saying “round and gold” to trick us into thinking it’s a medal, but it’s actually a wedding ring???