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His Mind Created the Perfect Metaphor

Dear BBC Sherlock community,

Ever since Sherlock series 4 came out, collectively we were like “what the HELL is this?!?! This doesn’t make any sense!” BUT after many months of tossing ideas around the fandom, we have made theories that could explain the weirdness, but nothing we can all agree on. Now, this meta here may be absolute garbage to you, but I believe, in my heart of hearts, I’ve solved it. Please read it in its entirety with an open mind before you reblog it just to tell me I suck.

Thanks in advance, you da best


Here’s the short version: Sherlock actually jumped at the end of The Reichenbach Fall, just as Doyle intended him to die. Gatiss and Moffat said they are correcting something in this adaptation that no one else has gotten right before. Many of us assumed the homosexual romance was the one thing they were changing, but we were punched in the face right after The Final Problem came out.  Gatiss and Moffat are changing the sacrifice. Holmes was intended to die for his friends but Doyle needed more money and rewrote the series after “The Final Problem”. That turned Holmes’ sacrifice into a cruel joke against Watson. This is what BBC Sherlock is fixing, and we’re about to see it come to fruition.

I know many theorists despise the homosexual reading of Holmes and Watson, while many people in general despise theorists on this site. That’s fine, I don’t care how people feel about gay theories and/or TJLC and its followers.  But I’m here to tell you TJLC, at its core as a concept, was right. You may hate Moffat and Gatiss, you may think Sherlock is a piece of shit show, and that’s fine, you do you. But hear this one meta out, please. I think even the hardest skeptic can at least apprectiate the thought and logic behind this.

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#SherlockLives: The Resurrection

The day is April 23rd, 2017.  It’s an ordinary Sunday afternoon in London.

The crowd bustles, trains whirr, birds chirp.

Life in the city is business as usual.

Three teenage girls take photographs outside 187 North Gower Street, soaking in the ambiance of the Sherlock set.  They step into Speedy’s for a cup of coffee.

The women lament over the loss of their favorite show. On March 8th, the BBC announced Sherlock would not be returning for a fifth series, and cowriters Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss were quick to assure their fans that it was time to lay the beloved program to rest.

But what the women saw next changed their lives forever.

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“The great university will be divided into grades, admission to which will be through preliminary tests or initiations. Here mankind will be instructed in the most sacred, the most secret, and the most enduring of all Mysteries–Symbolism. Here the initiate will be taught that every visible object, every abstract thought, every emotional reaction is but the symbol of an eternal principle. Here mankind will learn that CHiram (Truth) lies buried in every atom of Kosmos; that every form is a symbol and every symbol the tomb of an eternal verity. Through education–spiritual, mental, moral, and physical–man will learn to release living truths from their lifeless coverings. The perfect government of the earth must be patterned eventually after that divine government by which the universe is ordered. In that day when perfect order is reestablished, with peace universal and good triumphant, men will no longer seek for happiness, for they shall find it welling up within themselves. Dead hopes, dead aspirations, dead virtues shall rise from their graves, and the Spirit of Beauty and Goodness repeatedly slain by ignorant men shall again be the Master of Work. Then shall sages sit upon the seats of the mighty and the gods walk with men.”

~Manly P. Hall


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Notice Mary Magdalene with her three children at the bottom of this picture, flanked by two women of the Jerusalem Church, representing the sacred feminine in the forefront of Jachin and Boaz, with dozens of masonic symbols, including the beehive, square and compass, spring of acacia, plumb, level, scythe, Jacob’s ladder, lamb, rough and smooth ashlars, point within a circle, anchor, cable-tow, ark of the covenant, lost key, past master symbol, noah’s ark, trowel, vitruvian base, venus (pentalpha/pentagram), mercury/alchemy star (star of David/Jewish star),  The Hierophant Tau Cross, mosaic pavement, three steps (degrees), the Sun, and the Divine Shekhinah in the center of the Holy of Holies, the inner chamber of Solomon’s Temple; this represents the Venus/Mercury conjunction with the Sun.  There are more symbols here, but these are just off the top of my head and what I can recognize. One of my favorite paintings, for various reasons. 

- Richard E. Gordon III 32 PHA, Knight Kadosh and Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret

anonymous asked:

Why does Mads have a damaged eye in so many movies lmao

I mean, I can only think of three off the top of my head, and for someone with 48 IMDb acting credits that’s not actually that many all things considered. :P But I suppose there’s also the Death Stranding eye goo… and his character in Adam’s Apples does get shot in the eye… 

Okay so five. Five instances of weird eye things going on. That probably is more than usual. Which leads me to conclude that Mads is clearly Odin in the flesh and the universe is really desperate for us to catch on.

Pocket Change | 1 | (M)

word count: 7.5k

genre: smut; supernatural AU + demon!yoongi

pairing: reader/yoongi

warning(s): mentions of domestic abuse

special thanks to: @honeyheonie for being a wonderful beta  ♡


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the child in time... some thoughts

to me the child in time is like music. unlike anything else BC has done to date, and thank god for that :-) you kinda need repeated viewings to let it wash over you. (note: there are spoilers in this post. sorry, impossible to avoid). and also, as is my MO. this is a long post. sorry about that too…

first of all, let’s be clear on a few things. BC swearing with that half-apologetic english tone is just super endearing. every time he swore in this it just made me laugh out loud. and SunnyMarch know their market. BC was in almost every frame, often in ambient or evening light, often in close-up and in profile, and was f*cking beautiful throughout.

when I read the book, i thought – even more than Patrick Melrose – that stephen is so reflective they will never be able to express his journey without clumsy dialogue. but I criminally underestimated what BC can do. no one tells an inner story the way he does, with so little.

and it was so important that julie and stephen were believable. not just having chemistry. but also able to be in love, torn apart, taking different paths to evolve, and needing and both hurting each other. and they were. kelly macdonald was magnificent; she was calm and contained whilst stephen tried to fix it all. and i could have watched an entire movie of just them together.

the main challenge of this piece - as indeed with any ian mcewan adaptation - is trying to visually tell his highly symbolic and thematic novels. some have worked in the past; atonement for example, because so many explosive events happen in it. others, like enduring love, didn’t for me. because the symbolism and opaque internal dialogues got lost.

TCIT is so symbolic. the concept of the child within, childhood and the fluidity of time is told on different levels; stephen and julie lose their child, whilst their best friend regresses to childhood whilst his physicist wife studies time, stephen sits on a government childcare committee, all the while the characters have visions of their past and future iterations of childhood, playing with the idea of time that is both predestined and also fluid,

i found this overly ambitious in the book, and i found parts of this complicated story the same in the film. i think the committee was almost unnecessary in the film; and i think lost people. as did the amount of time spent on charles’ regression. stephen campbell moore played charles’ state of being too chaotically for me; his regression was shocking and so abrupt. and i think it distracted a little from the main, and most important story in the 90 mins. 

but it did create one of the best scenes in the film where BC plays anger and betrayal so brilliantly. his anger at charles; leaving his role as politician and as stephen’s publisher, and who had allowed stephen to be a child. And BC’s face in the restaurant, and even more so in the den in the forest, his anger and petulance and confusion was so so brilliantly done.

stephen tries to be the little boy himself; “fish had so many memories that he wanted to forget. even the good ones” but he can’t… “that’s f*cking perverse” (and god I love how BC does that with an almost comic deadpanned exasperation) . said the almost middle aged man. who wouldn’t climb a tree because of unsuitable footwear”. (tears. again. stop it).

and like the Inuit have 5o different words for snow, TCIT gives us the same variants on BC’s crying. my god his emotional stretch in this was immense. there were moments where it was impossible to watch; and the raw, uncomplicated grief in the school and in the forest… i haven’t seen BC do that before. i felt like i was intruding.

there were some beautiful touches throughout; lines like “missing her is different from loving her”, “you always let me down, you never bring her home” and when stephen closes charles’ eulogy with “the end” like the close of a children’s book, spoke volumes with the greatest efficiency.

was it confusing? Maybe. Maybe I lost perspective because i had read the book several times so i knew the narrative. But what didn’t help was the way the BBC promoted it as some kind of BC-centric “find a child” Broadchurch kind of movie whereas of course it’s more a expressionist musing than forensic thriller. so I get all the online complaining about it. (it get 4.5M viewers and 23% of the audience tho!)

but it’s under my skin. the “keep breathing” at the end ties it all together so powerfully. it was the message of the film for me. don’t try – as Stephen did for so long – to hold your breath underwater, try to be a fish with no memory, and to stop feeling. but don’t let pain and feeling overwhelm you. and consume you.

i loved it. and i loved BC in this. pretty much now, my 2nd fave BC performance. 

The Green Man represents the mystical rebirth of the human soul upon Gnosis. Realizing we are One with Nature, and that the Supreme Architect of the Universe IS nature. Man can only attempt to understand her Law. Like the plant that regenerates on the Equinox, so too shall the Spirit of Man on his perilous journey towards his inner self, to cultivate the spiritual Seed that dwells within the living carcass (chrysallis) of his body.  Almost every cell in the human body, including brain cells, are damaged, destroyed and replaced; reincarnated in cyclical fashion.  It is not this corporeal substance which makes us wondrous (although it appears so).  It is the Eternal Mind.  The Spirit that IS.  Once you have worked to find and cultivate your inner spiritual world, let it bloom and adorn Natures’ halls with your beauty.  Die unto the physical world, and be awakened to the spiritual.  The death of false illusion, caput mortuum: Do not let your soul wither to the false pretense of the world, for all that is corporeal, will change.  All that is Manifest, will be Unmanifest.  The Corpus Hermeticum states: “Now were It manifest, It would not be. For all that is made manifest is subject to becoming, for it hath been made manifest. But the Unmanifest for ever is, for It doth not desire to be made manifest. It ever is, and maketh manifest all other things.”  

Be reborn in the understanding of Nature, reflect her Laws, and live forever. For she IS you.

Richard E. Gordon III, 32, PHA  

The Comfort of the Fog,
signed W.Kotarbinsky.( lower right).
101 x 199 cm.
Private collection.

Art by Vasily Alexandrovich ( wilhelm ) Kotarbinsky .(1849-1921).