marie and i are the same

anonymous asked:

Hi, do you happen to know anything about the tiara Sophie Wessex wore to Mary and Frederiks pre-wedding dinner?

Yes, I’ve discussed that tiara here and here

The tiara worn by the Countess of Wessex at the pre-wedding dinner of Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in May 2004 was a loan from a jeweller.  Ayvee Eliot from Diana’s Jewels was able to track down the tiara (which was originally a necklace) to Kentshire Galleries in New York, where it was on consignment from a London jeweller.  She probably borrowed a tiara because at that time she did not have access to a second tiara and she did not want to wear the same tiara two days in a row.  Below is the Countess of Wessex at the pre-wedding dinner on the left and the wedding on the right.

Some people thought that it may have been the bottom portion of a tiara that belonged to Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice, but that is not true.  Princess Alice’s tiara was dismantled in 1947 to create Queen Elizabeth II’s engagement ring and the diamond bracelet that was Prince Philip’s wedding gift to his bride.  The bracelet has since been loaned to the Duchess of Cambridge.

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The curious parallel evolution of The Man from UNCLE and The Avengers

I’m starting to need a proper tag for “things I read or watched because of UNCLE” – case in point, this post involves two different examples of the genre. One is C.W. Walker’s book Investigating The Man from UNCLE, which I’m still reading now. Though it inevitably covers a lot of the same territory as John Heitland’s book on UNCLE’s history (and, admittedly, in somewhat less casually accessible fashion), it also adds a real wealth of new background detail and insight to the subject. I’m sure I’ll get around to writing up a proper review once I’m done – but for now, here’s a few specific details that caught my eye.

One of the more curious items of trivia from Heitland’s notes was the information that, early in development, there was at one point to be a supporting character variously named “Mary Smith” or “Doris Franklyn”: an out-of-work actress who would assist Napoleon during his adventures. Walker, happily, provides rather more detail about what her role was to be – making it clear that she was actually supposed to function as Napoleon’s partner in Norman Felton’s early drafts.

Even at this early stage, Solo would be a loner in name only. Described as Solo’s “confidant,” Mary Smith is a talented, if struggling, actress who also happens to be multilingual and something of a chameleon. She is ready to hop a plane to anywhere in the world to assume any number of identities as needed, though these masquerades “will always be in the realm of believably.” The synopsis indicates that Mary Smith may experience some conflict between advancing her career and assisting Solo, but inevitably she will join him because there is a “bond” between them.

What stands out about this concept – a professional male spy paired with a skilled female amateur – is that Felton seems to have unwittingly hit upon the formula behind another 60’s spy show, which was already airing on British TV: The Avengers (not to be confused with Marvel’s Avengers, with which it shares nothing but the name, and the paradoxical lack of interest in revenge as a motivator behind most of its adventures). For those unfamiliar, The Avengers followed the adventures of a professional spy by the name of John Steed, and his various non-professional partners – the most significant of whom were women. Exactly what agency Steed works for is never specified, nor (as far as I can uncover) why he relies so much on regular amateur helpers, most of whom have no connection to his current case, but it draws on so many of the same tropes as UNCLE that there’s plenty of basis for comparison between the two.

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As I reread Harry Potter (again) I realize that Ariana Dumbledore was an obscurus. “With magic exploding out of her…” Like that is the definition of an obscurus. We saw it explode out of Credence Barebone. She accidentally killed her mother the same way that Credence accidentally killed those people. She was driven mad by the muggle boys that tortured her and became ashamed of her magic. Credence was forced to be ashamed of his magic as well due to Mary Lou. She couldn’t control it just like Credence couldn’t. ARIANA DUMBLEDORE WAS AN OBSCURUS AND WE WILL SEE IT IN LATER FBAWTFT MOVIES YOU CAN NOT CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE

sherlock vs. mary gunshot wound

okay, i am in no way a gunshot wounds expert, but considering that we have already seen a chest gunshot injury in this show it’s only fair to at least compare them.

both sherlock and mary are hit in the same area, so we could expect the same flow of events, right? well, we don’t have it here. sherlock’s wound is tight and barely bleeding

and as mp molly says

yet, in mary’s case it’s exactly what happens

next, when sherlock got shot he had exactly 3 seconds of consciousness led by shock, mary though was able to talk for a whole minute before passing. i am not saying it doesn’t happen, perhaps it does, but considering the previous evidence and conclusions, it is like “in the movies”.

also, vivian’s reaction is pretty weird. while she was ready to kill, her goal was sherlock, and when the other person gets in the way she doesn’t look surprised nor shocked. she is calm, she says “surprise” and she is….. smiling??

again, i am not gonna draw any conclusions, i am merely comparing two similar experiences, and i just wanna say that in bbc sherlock absolutely nothing is what it seems ;)

OK BUT I JUST REALIZED SOMETHINH AND I DONT KNOW IF SOMEONE ELSE HAS POINTED IT OUT YET BUT…I’LL SAY IT ANYWAY.
John’s hands. One on Sherlock’s nek and the other on Sherlock’s arm. Doesn’t it remind u something? It’s exactly the same way Sherlock hugged John in TLD. Coincidence? Nope. In this show coincidences don’t exist. It means, if you think about it, that Sherlock not only remember how John hugged him, but also that Sherlock thinks that it is the way John want to be hugged, I think. It is the way John makes feel someone loved and safe and it is probably the way Sherlock felt and so Sherlock did the same when John needed, he hugged him with one hand on John’s nek and the other on John’s arm. Bacause in that moment John needed love and to feel safe.

I…I don’t know if it makes sense but this hug, John’s hug, hit me and reminded me of Sherlock’s hug.
I don’t know what to think now, I need a blanket.
Also, I feel really stupid cause probably someone just noticed it ages ago soooooooo now it’s time for me to go. And hide. Bye.

Guys!!

I just finished watchig the Czech dubbing version which aired tonight and in the end Mary did not send Sherlock “to hell” at all.

She basically said “fuck you” if I translate back to English. Not the exact same curse in Czech but the closest probably.

Anyway, my point is they were dubbing all three episodes together!! If it was somehow connected to “Hell” the city, they would surely translate it differently. Also we do have exactly the same curse like “go to hell” which they could have used and it is “táhni do pekla”. And she didn’t say that. Also if they meant that he is supposed to go through hell as in, suffer, she would use a different czech term as well.

So…EVIL MARY IS GO!! MUAHAHAHA!

***Sherlock ignored John at the Baby Shower
***Sherlock ignored John at the Christening
***Sherlock consults Mary instead of John
***Sherlock can’t tell the difference between John and a red balloon
***Sherlock tells John to take the bus because he doesn’t want to share a cab

And then on the bus John flirts with a woman and takes her phone number in order to get the affection he can’t get elsewhere. 

Who the fuck do you think he’d rather get that affection from?  

I’ll give you a hint: probably the same person he was dreaming about within a month of married life. Probably the same person he hoped would take him back, which is why he kept his shirts folded and ready to pack. Probably the same person he talked about incessantly to his wife within the first month of marriage. Yeah. John’s been unhappy for SO LONG. He’s wanted a certain lifestyle for SO LONG. A calm life with a wife and kids in the suburbs doesn’t suit him – that was made clear in His Last Vow. 

John cheated?? Oh, honey, John’s been cheating on Mary since the day he shaved off that mustache. 

Mary isn’t dead.

So I re watched the scene is HLV where Mary shoots Sherlock to see if I could compare the two in any way, and boy did I find something interesting.. Whilst Sherlock is in his mind palace in his last few seconds, Molly speaks to him:

But isn’t what happened to Mary exactly like how it happens in the movies?  There was a big spurt of blood and she went flying.

 Molly also mentions to Sherlock that he has three seconds of consciousness left before he blacks out.

So if Mary got shot in the same spot as Sherlock (I think), then shouldn’t they both have around the same amount of consciousness left??? So why does Mary get one minute and thirty-four seconds of consciousness??

Simple. She’s faking. She’s not dead, she just wanted to burn the heart out of Sherlock.

In the behind the scenes video of TST it is shown how they make the gunshot wounds look real using ‘blood bags’. More specifically they said, “The special effects team made sure their hits would definitely draw blood.”

Now, how hard do you think it would be for a trained assassin to buy/make one of those?

Makkachin Fate

So I have been sitting on a couple of theories and I think I have the finale sussed out but first my Makkiachin theory :0

Off the bat since Makkiachin is an old dog (11years ish) it is undoubtable that he will die at some point in the series :(

But I think his death is going to play a major part later in the season. Which I’ll extended upon my in my finale theory.

So first of Yuri gets to the call and its pretty much the nail in the coffin already.

Yuri is terrified in this moment. He has been here before, he has heard these same words before. This is why we get the flashback of Viccichan shrine.

This flashback could also be seen as a foreshadowing of Makk’s death reflecting Viccichans death.

Then Mari says this…..

Look at Yuri’s face he’s in shock, the sweat, the gaping mouth & lack of eye’s. Yuri is making a tough choice.

Mari is apologising, she knows Yuri has done this before and its hard for him.

 She is probably asking if they want to put Makkachin down or to wait for him to come back and say goodbye.

Yuri knows there is not enough time left that’s why he rushes Victor into a decision.

Yuri is demanding he knows there is no time left. Which intensifies the seriousness of Makkachins condition.

Yuri is going to be nervous next ep it is a big thing to go into a event like this without anyone there to support him.

Literally when I saw this at the beginning of the ep I was like I’m so dam happy he has Victor there the support him.

And trust me Yakov is trouble I’ll explain in another post.

 So instead of keeping Victor by his side, he sends Victor away as he knows that this is better in the long run.

He’s giving Victor a chance to say goodbye, a chance he never got.

No matter if Victor gets there on time or even if Makk lives, this death experience will affect Victor.

There will be and already has been a change in Victors behaviour due to Makks potential death.

Victor is in a state of shock

He has childless innocence here, like he is not prepared for what’s about to happen.

Here he looks torn between his love for Yuri (he knows Yuri would do better with his support) and his oldest friendship with Makkachan.

 This anime has already broken so many boundaries dealing with a bigger character death wouldn’t be a surprise. It is an important message/lesson to the audience and characters. A part of growing up.

 Victor could go downhill as Yuri did before the Grand Prix Finale.

The two are reflecting one another’s actions as much of the fore shadowing’s shown Yuri’s becoming more like Victor(Eos) and Victors becoming more gentle like Yuri. 

We are going to see a emotional angst Victor we have seen Yuri go through the emotions now its Victors turn.  

Stay tuned for more theory posts :)

These aren't just 'continuity errors' or 'mistakes'

Everything was so upside down and backwards with this episode. It made sense, but certain details were SO off it’s hard to think about them all and not start to wonder if something is going on. One or two continuity errors can happen, usually on a small scale, but some of these were HUGE mistakes, and some of the tone of this episode was incredibly off. I don’t believe that a team like this would make these kinds of mistakes.

•The Watson front door being on the wrong side of the room
•the skull picture in 221b being a totally different skull and also having it glow and take a prominent place in frame in multiple shots
•the nursery wall having magpies, and not only that, but having them being made by the same stencils as the ones on the wedding reception walls
•John and Mary suddenly sleeping on opposite sides of the bed
•Mary’s entire over the top death that doesn’t feel the same compared to the the tones of any other deaths on this show that have occurred
•John’s affair being so vague and not more explicitly explained.

There is definitely more going on here than what we have been told so far.

hands to myself // selena gomez

*squints* is that a happy soccer au i see? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

here’s the lowdown:

  • mari and adrien are childhood best friends™ 
  • they met through being new neighbours adrien used to be legit just a loner until he met mari who was like ‘dude play soccer with me’ and they became straight up bffs after that 
  • they both loved sour patch kids and space and drew what they thought was a genius graphic design of a space sour patch kids logo when they were young 
  • they end up going to different highschools in the same town and still live in the same neighbourhood. they both join soccer teams in the their respective schools.
  • in terms of skill and technicality, mari is the better player but adrien seriously pulls unexpected moves that make him stand out. 
  • uhmm..everyone girl is rlly gay for mari in her school they are just her fangirls lmfao same thing for adrien but mari has got like 4k followers on instagram and all she does is take a photo of her soccer ball 
  • they have this tradition to draw the space sour patch kids logo on their team shirts ever since they started soccer in high school so that neither forget the other and wow that’s romantic guys 
  • their coaches were at first like wtf no but they used permanent marker so they ended up accepting it over the years and now everytime they join new teams or get new shirts everyone is like ‘when r u having the logo’
  • their schools r so nosy on who tf the person who draws their logos is omg everyone is always trying to spy on them to figure out who adrien/mari is
  • this time it’s adrien who has a crush on mari and mari is the one to eventually fall in love 
The Day, Mary Sent Sherlock to Hell

Mary wears a dark blue shirt with white buttons in her Miss Me? video.

It’s the same outfit she wears, when she meets Sherlock for the AGRA stick.

The day Sherlock revealed to Mary what he knew about AGRA (and AJay), she recorded the Miss Me video, her allegedly posthumous message/game.

It’s dark outside in the Miss Me video. So it’s impossible to tell, if she recorded the video before or after meeting Sherlock. But as she came prepared with a poisoned letter, I’d say it is more likely that the video was part of her preparation process as well. That means, she knew there would a threat, that the stage for her death was set. (And that she wanted to sent Sherlock eventually to hell). 

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“I’ve always been a huge advocate of teens helping teens and speaking out on self confidence and body issues, I’m such a strong believer in open communication with young people to promote the idea that you are not alone in what you go through. I go through the same things you go through, even though you might not believe it. I’ve had my fair share of experiences and insecurities.” People Portrait at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival