mary is supposed to be the villain

anonymous asked:

I like Mary. I think she's awesome. I don't see why she has to be evil.

Oh, boy, okay.

Listen you can like Mary all you want – I loved her too before the fucked up her entire story arc – but her entire arc was building up to be a villain, and a badass one that was going to go down with a fight. 

I’m REALLY not trying to be pedantic here, Nonny, but asks like this force me to pull out receipts, all of which I’m sure you’re not going to read, because who likes to be proved wrong, but I digress. I always end up sounding more harsh than I am when all I want to do is educate you on my perspective and what the narrative is teaching us.

THAT’S Why she’s a villain. When a character kills the title character of a show, they are coded as the bad guy unless they do a redemption arc that actually is a redemption.

Mary had NO redemption arc AT ALL. Even in S4, Mary is STILL manipulating and emotionally abusing Sherlock and John against each other with her fucking creepy-assed DVDs and her belittling of John in T6T. She still runs off to go do her little assassin things and still lied and manipulated everyone. And I know the argument is going to come up, but Mary’s gunshot was NOT a redemption. A redemption arc has the ex-villain doing a good deed and being genuinely sorry for their past actions. Not ONCE Mary has ever apologized for any of the shit she put everyone through. All of it was a plan, especially if she had creepy DVDs made FAIRLY RECENTLY (you can tell because of the hair style) to send out to people. Also:

YOU ARE EVIL IF YOU ACTIVELY OR POSTHUMOUSLY TELL SOMEONE TO GO KILL THEMSELVES.

That and Mary’s entire death scene was RIDICULOUS and completely contradicted EVERY rule that was established in this universe only 2 episodes prior on how characters die.

Nonny, Mary’s character arc is one I have been passionate about for many years, even before I was a Johnlocker, because her character was fascinating to me, and helped me understand the psychology and make sense of events that were happening in my life at the time. Right up until TAB, Mary was being coded as the next Moriarty. For some reason or another, Mofftiss decided to turn her into an “assassin with an heart of gold” and failed spectacularly.

If Mary truly was good, she WOULD HAVE TOLD JOHN FROM THE BEGINNING WHO SHE WAS, OR AT LEAST TOLD SHERLOCK SHE NEEDED HELP. HLV would have not played out as it did. Instead deciding that killing Sherlock was her only option so that she could continue to manipulate John, since she knew he was most malleable when he was grieving Sherlock.

You can read Mary’s character however you want, I could care less… well okay apparently I do because of this reply… But please, seriously consider that what became of her character really made no goddamned sense to the narrative arc the built for her and quite frankly really lazy writing. Just because she is a woman, doesn’t mean that she is nice and sweet and not abusive. Excusing her of her brand of emotional abuse and manipulation is really sexist.

People thought my mother was a nice person, too.

Hey guys listen

So about that Villanos discourse
I get it
A lot of people don’t like Markiplier because of that whole pewdiepie drama
But that is NO reason to avoid the show
It’s an absolutely amazing show and yknow what makes it better!!! It’s made by Mexican people!!!!
And yknow 5.0.5. doesn’t really speak?? So it’ll just be Mark making weird noises
You guys are really going to avoid this show for /that/???

And now the whole lemonteaflower drama
Yes, they did Really Really Bad Things
But hey guess what?
http://lemonteaflower.tumblr.com/post/137574630576/hi-everyone-after-a-long-time-i-figured-id
THEY APOLOGIZED!!! HOLY SHIT CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? Just because someone did something wrong before, doesn’t mean they can’t redeem themselves and try to become a better person
And again!!! They’re just a storyboard artist, you’re really gonna let this ruin the show for you???
If you’re not going to watch the show bc of these things, you are truly a terrible person
So many people worked hard on this, and what makes this more important is that they aren’t white!! Let us have something nice
You guys are so stupid
‘Oh well this problematic person is gonna be working on it which means it’s a problematic thing :////’
We’re all problematic in one way or another, but that shouldn’t get in the way of enjoying the show!!

Unless it’s like some Attack on Titan kind of shit, in which the entire series is supposed to be a Really Really Bad and Disgusting Message put into it, watch the damn show for what it is and not who’s on it

I interrupt your daily dash-scrolling to present you the idea of a PIRATE AU FOR MIRACULOUS

(brought to you by maddy, who just watched the new pirates of the Caribbean movie which was amazing by the way)

okay but gUYS

-the baker’s daughter Marinette, loved by all, adorable, yeah yeah
-but all she wants is to travel the world and sail the seas
-her best friend Alya, the newspaper girl of the town, adores her more than anyone
-she’d do anything for her
-she’d ESPECIALLY love to be part of her crew
-but in this town, girls aren’t allowed to be captains of ships
-it pisses Marinette off so much but she’s the little innocent one she wouldn’t do anything right?
-nope. nope, she- she just stole a ship. she just stole a huge boat.
-Marinette what have you done
-now she’s on the run, with Alya by her side
-and a crew of Alix, Nathaniel, Kim, Max, Ivan, Mylene and Aurore
-the mayor of the town is so damn angry it’s actually hilarious
-he sends local heartthrob and son of the world-famous retired captain Gabriel, Adrien Agreste, to find her and bring her back to be executed
-so he does
-mayor’s daughter finds out and casually brings up that she’d like to be a part of the investigation
-‘girls can’t be on the ship, that’s why we’re chasing down miss dupain Cheng in the first place’
-yeah well Chloe doesn’t like that
-she sneaks on board pretending to be a guy
-chaos ensues, but the best part is when Chloe and Adrien come across the hot pirate known as Capt. Ladybug two years later
-and oH WOW HOLY SHIR THATS MARINETTE AND HER CREW
-WHY ARE THEY SUDDENLY SO HOT
-WHY ARE THE VILLAINS SO HOT
-AHHHHH???
-anyway
-hopeless romantics Chloe- no, dammit, she’s supposed to be a boy, her name is Keenan- and Adrien abandon their mission
-Chloe reveals she’s a girl
-'hell yeah welcome to our crew’
-they like to steal from their old town
-Alya, Adrien and Chloe have fights over Mari
-quiet and brooding Nath, who carves intricate patterns into the boat, finds out and joins in
-so does Nino
-until Nino and Nath end up falling in love with Adrien
-Nath totally forgets about Mari
-Nino doesn’t
-whatever
-I JUST WANT TO WRITE THIS OKAY LEAVE ME ALONE

Re: Joseph

I finally want to explain exactly why I hate Joseph and I’m tired of people assuming that the only reason there is to think Joseph is a bad person is the cult ending. That’s really NOT the primary reason why I hate him. I hate him because he’s a shady, fake asshole, even in the standard ending, and I’m surprised so many people missed his narrative of fraudulence.

There are so many instances of him being a manipulative fraud, and without even taking the cult universe or him cheating on his wife multiple times into account. I just wanna mention a few big ones that I think people have missed or just haven’t thought about enough.

I know him and Robert’s relationship is a big one that people love to debate but I just wanna break it down based on what canon info we have. Based on the photograph we see of Robert in Joseph’s sweater, the significance behind his hand tattoo, and Robert’s clear indication of betrayal when warning you about Joseph, it is very safe to say that the game wanted us to put the pieces together and discover that Robert and Joseph were in an intimate relationship. Robert now canonly hates Joseph, and when confronting Joseph about Robert’s words, Joseph LITERALLY, COMPLETELY brushes off their canon intimate romance as a fucking one night stand. He explicitly lies to you about their relationship to gain your trust back and then proceeds to fuck you before ditching you.

Not only that, but at least in his “good” ending he has enough respect for you to break ties with you instead of stringing you on. I could not believe (I mean I could) that in Joseph’s bad ending, he kisses your neck before telling you that he’s staying with Mary and then asks you to be his fucking SIDE PIECE. When he KNOWS full and well that you have romantic feelings for him. It’s so fucking disrespectful that he would reduce you to that and take advantage of your feelings for him. You know what most of the other dads’ bad endings consist of? Being honest and respectful enough to tell you that they would just like to be friends. Whereas Joseph wants to make you his damn side hoe. Not only that, but even after you EXPLICITLY TELL JOSEPH “that’s not what I want” he literally proceeds to try to convince you otherwise EVEN AFTER YOU SAID NO. He makes the dadsona nervous as hell and afraid to pull away from him. I was so revolted when I watched that and it just shows the kind of person Joseph is.

And even if you don’t choose him as your dream daddy, he still acts creepy as fuck to you during Amanda’s grad party when he knows youre with another man? He basically implies to you that he’s still willing to do things with you and makes the dadsona really uncomfortable. It’s like he’s addicted to infidelity and it’s kind of sick.

All these reasons and more is why I don’t fucking trust Joseph and I don’t understand when people call him their “precious cinnamon roll” or whatever. He’s a shady, fraudulent scumbag and I’m convinced that he has the same “don’t judge people before you get to know them” narrative that Mary and Robert have. Where Mary and Robert are the ones who are initially perceived as shady and untrustworthy but you soon discover their endearing qualities, Joseph is initially perceived as a sweet, friendly and down-to-earth neighbor who youre supposed to discover is actually a shady fraud.

And you know what, I wouldn’t even mind all that if he wasn’t still so fucking bland. I actually tend to like villainous characters a lot (I know thats surprising since Mat is my favorite lol). I find them to be the more interesting and complex characters but… Joseph isn’t those things? The life he’s living and the characters he’s associated with are complex, but Joseph himself? He’s a bland Gary-Stu, even down to his fucking design. I cannot for the life of me be invested in his character.

Joseph is fake and gross and I cannot understand his popularity. And I kind of don’t want to.

anonymous asked:

I've been gone like a week and so much has happened apparently? Please help me i'm lost

I s2g TJLC is the wildest fuckin’ ride. Every time I think the conspiracy can’t get any deeper new shit pops up. At this point I’ve just accepted that this whole thing is more complex and mad than I ever could have imagined so all bets are off.

Short summary of this week in TJLC (29th Jan - 4th Feb):

(Which probably doesn’t include everything, because seven days in Johnlock time is like seven years in the actual world):

The Case of the Duplicate Man — aka., the Duplicate Steve?

Steve Thompson, the screenwriter for TRF, is most likely not real and is a pseudonym for Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Either that, or Mofftiss have been keeping this man hidden in the Basement for the past five years.

Derren Brown’s involvement with TRF/S4

Derren Brown, the mentalist and illusionist, has likely been involved with integrating narrative rug pulls into the show since TRF. (Probably collaborating with Moffat and Gatiss under the Steve Thompson pseudonym as well.) It’s likely that the events that occurred in TRF/leading up to TRF were set up to parallel and work into Season 4.

Snapper Films’ new production “Sherlock North”

Sherlock North, the concept for a new show, popped up in Variety on the 2nd Feb. Basically an AU where Sherlock lives in Finland and John is genderbent to be “Johanna Watson”. We’re still on the fence as to whether it’s fake or not, but personally I’m leaning towards the former.

The show itself is causing quite a stir because it’s likely that John has just been made a woman for the sole purpose of introducing a romantic subplot. Almost as if you can’t have a romance unless it’s heterosexual … Hm. Anyway. There’s quite a bit of evidence suggesting that the show may just be part of the ARG or a prank of some sort, the most incriminating being the show’s promo picture, which is literally just some stock images photoshopped together.

The Season 1 Script Release

Probably the most important development in the conspiracy this week: the BBC has released the scripts for season one, except they appear to have been thoroughly tampered with, beyond the typical script-to-screen discrepancies. They’re full of typos, fake scenes, and quite a bit of mischaracterisation of John. Most notably, the dates have been changed for the serial suicides in ASiP to correspond to entries on John’s blog. This key calls back to Eurus’ game with the “funny gravestones” in TFP.

The “His Last Vow” Emmy’s Script Release

Funnily enough, at the same time that the BBC released the scripts to S1 we also happened to stumble upon the script for His Last Vow that had supposedly been submitted for award consideration to the Emmys. This script also appears to have been tampered with, especially in terms of the contrast between Mary’s coding as a villain on screen vs. her coding as a ‘hero’ figure in the script. Not to mention the fact that Mycroft at one point states “you know what we did to our sister” as opposed to “the other one” – which doesn’t make any sense because it implies that Mofftiss leaked their supposed “big plot twist” two years prior to TFP. Not to mention the pronoun “we”. The whole thing is deliberately made to feel off.

- The scripts in general are pretty jam-packed full of clues, misdirections, and Johnlock subtext, not to mention the hilarious denial of such subtext including the, now iconic, “proper, manly embrace” on the tarmac.

- Notable Johnlock script subtext: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14],
- Notable villain!Mary script subtext: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5],
- Other relevant details (”M” theory/discrepancies/extra scenes/ foreshadowing etc.): [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10],
- Bonus: [1], [2]

As of now? We’re at a bit of an impasse. Waiting for Mofftiss to make the next move.

Dare I say — Mood?

Originally posted by sherlockspeare

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First off, Happy Anniversary Miraculous Ladybug!!! This show took over my life and I have no regrets. Except maybe the lack of sleep but totally worth it. 

Ah, procrastination my old friend. I swear I didn’t even to plan to finish this just when the anniversary came up. Happy coincidence. Anywho, with this epilogue, I’m finally pulling the curtain on my miraculous Cinderella AU. Thank you so much for enjoying the fun with me. I’m going to take a break, aside from a few requests that I’ve put on hold. I’m moving to the US in October and hopefully find a job that’s more fulfilling to me. 

How about a bit of story, cos I obviously couldn’t draw every single detail: 

  • Eight years have passed, and the Royal family now have a beloved prince and princess. Hugo Gerald Agreste, 6-7 years old, and Emma Maylis Agreste, 4 years old. The Lahiffe family have their twins, Erwan (left) and Ethan (right), who are 6 years old. 
  • Hugo and Emma have a habit of distracting each other and running off to do whatever is fun. Marinette blames this particular habit on Adrien. It’s gets worse when the Lahiffe twins are in the picture.
  • Emma is obsessed with fairies so she adores fairy tales and likes being called nicknames with “fairy” attached to them. The surprise Hugo wants to show Emma is indeed a fairy. He has seen glimpses of a cute flying purple figure (*wink*Noorooo*wink*) around the palace.
  • Hugo (obviously) inherits all of his father’s toys so Adrien takes every chance to relive all of his childhood. (One Piece reference cos I’m a big fan. I missed my chance in that one flashback arc.) Unlike Adrien, Hugo loves things related to the jungle. He likes to think of himself fierce like a tiger so that quickly became his nickname. 
  • Marinette sewed doll plushies for Emma. As you can see, she made Ladybug, Chat Noir, and Tikki. No Plagg cos Mari doesn’t know what he looks like and Adrien couldn’t remember him clearly when Mari started making the doll plushies. Plagg may or may not have pulled a few pranks cos he felt a little left out. During bedtime, whenever Marinette or Adrien would run out of stories to read they would use the Ladybug and Chat Noir plushies and improvise with a new villain each time. 
  • For bonding time, sometimes Marinette teaches her children how to bake while Adrien teaches them gardening and flower language. (Btw, the flowers Adrien are holding are supposed to be carnations but i drew them too big haha. Let’s just say the royal gardens have a special variety of large carnations.)
  • Whenever Marinette or Adrien are away or too busy, Gabriel helps keep Emma and Hugo entertained, usually with hide and seek. They make it a contest to see who could make Grandpa Gabe give up in finding them. So far, neither child has been successful.
  • Ethan and Erwan inherited their father’s love for music. However, Ethan is more skilled with his hands while Erwan loves using his vocal cords. (The song they’re singing is from Téir Abhaile Riú by Celtic woman. I’ll always be grateful for such a wonderful festival song recommendation.)

anonymous asked:

Just random queastions. 1.) Do you think, that they maybe changed their mind after the reaction to the withanaccent-interview and felt so insulted, that they decided, to not make Johnlock canon after all? 2.) The tarmac-scene has some big similaritis to a scene in DW (don´t know what to say; question about the future; last chance to say "it") and is just built up like a love confession-scene. Do you think that maybe TPTB didn´t notice this? Or really thought it was funny? I´m so confused... tbc

3.)Benedict seems to be such a nice person (I love Martin even more, but he is not so outwardly caring.) etc. and i just can´t imagine him agreeing to queerbaiting? (I find most of “TJLC-Evidence” not very convincing, because I would also die etc. for a friend, but the tarmac-scene is imo queerbaiting/almost love confession. They HAVE TO notice what the scene implies!?). 4.)They always say it is their show etc. and that they don´t care about critics, do they really think of themself as SO GOOD?

5.) They said, that ACD did a mistake with Mary. Why do they do the same? I completly hate that dog-comperison/Mary-is-better-scene (TST is my least favoruite episode). It had to be a active descision to give Mary the narration over John ( THE ACTUAL NARRATOR!). They can´t just ignore all the terrible things they say about Mary and make her some angel asassian who saves John/Sherlock and is better than everyone?! And she is there the WHOLE TIME! She killed Sherlock! Why? Why? Why? For Amanda???

6.) There is that Amanda Abbington-Interview where she talks about coming back. Do you really thing that we´ll maybe have to see Mary-flashbacks/callbacks in every new episode? 7.) Prior to season 4, they said that they have 3 new cases etc., but in the end it wasn´t really like in season 1-2 (season 3 actually was my favorite season, but it clearly was different). TST and TFP ended in family drama. Do you trust them to go back to “normal” cases, without the need to over complicate everything?

8.)Do you think, that they maybe change their mind “pro-johnlock”(if it really was just a joke to them), after critics like Indiewire etc. called them out for the queerbaiting/John and Sherlocks feelings for eachother? That maybe they´ll realize that it´s not just “teenager girls” “hallucinating”? 9.)Do you believe in a season 5 (especially with BC as DS now)? 10.)Will we ever know, what John wanted to say in TRF? 11.)With TFP i wonder,do they truly believe we watch the show for the plot twists?


Oh Wow, Lots of stuff to get to here! Let’s have a look-see!

  1. Well, that interview would have had nothing to do with any of their decisions; if a journalist had that kind of power in the history of Sherlock ever, then it would have been canon in S2, or ahdblock been canon in S3, or sher/0//ie canon in episode one. Like… no, and that interview was garbage anyway. Anything that Mofftiss have done, is COMPLETELY on them and MAYBE the BBC. They were already filming TFP, I believe, around that time frame, so no, it had no bearing whatsoever on the outcome of the series.
  2. Ah, yup, Doomsday’s Bad Wolf Bay and the tarmac scene are pretty much identical (and just as painful), yet no one argues what The Doctor was going to say. But years later, we STILL have to prove to people that Sherlock indeed was going to and did tell John that he loved him. It drives me crazy. Mofftiss knew EXACTLY what they were doing, especially since the scene has parallels to the tarmac scene’s unspoken love in Casablanca. They did it on purpose; it’s even framed similarily to that tarmac, and the wording similar to Bad Wolf Bay. Just… They can’t seriously expect us to not believe it wasn’t meant romantically.
  3. Well, to be fair, I don’t think EITHER OF THEM wanted to be part of a giant queerbaiting fest. They both seemed immensely proud of their portrayals of their characters, Ben AND Martin played both of their characters gay and bi respectively, and BOTH men support LGBT causes and Ben is vocal against homophobia (I’m pretty sure Martin is as well, I just know Ben’s interviews better). I really honestly believe that they thought they were creating something different and were led to believe a different outcome of their character arcs than what we got. I don’t fault them at all – they are just puppets for the puppetmasters.
  4. Oh, they’re lying so hard about their lack of caring… If they didn’t care, Gattiss wouldn’t have written back, in prose, to a critic and Moffat wouldn’t be like “I don’t understand why no one likes this season” (paraphrasing, of course, but his blasé attitude is SO annoying and pretentious). Neither of them have really, otherwise, done anything but remain in hiding after the fallout of S4. It’s both suspicious and really REALLY annoyingly petty.
  5. Yeah, I STILL am reeling over their complete 180˚ of Mary’s character. It makes no fucking sense; they clearly were combining her character with that of the role of Sebastian Moran in ACD canon, and the arc was going to be brilliant. I have a lot of personal very biased opinions on why they did it, but yeah, it doesn’t make any fucking sense. THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING with her character. That and Moffat is terrible at writing women characters at the end of their arcs. If anything, her character was just unnecessarily shoehorned into a bigger role because they decided last minute to NOT make her Moran after all even though they STILL tied her character to Moriarty in S4. ACD did WAY better with Mary as a background character. And YES, it was SO WRONG of her to be the narrator, just… NO she’s NOT the one telling the stories. Ugh.
  6. Ugh, is there? Okay, look, IF – IFFFFF –  it’s shown in S5 that all of S4 was a ruse orchestrated by mostly her hand, reverting her character back to where it should be, THEN maybe I can accept her back in the fifth season and make her the badass villain she was SUPPOSED to be. I don’t believe she is dead because her gunshot was fake af, although I do ALSO believe that she may have been killed John in the false narrative scenario. If she comes back, it will be to explain her true actions in S4. Otherwise, she’s dead, we don’t need to see her anymore. Flashbacks maybe, but that’s it.
  7. S3 was my favourite season too, but I think that’s a personal bias because I love Sherlock’s character so much and I loved seeing how far their relationship arc progressed. T6T and TLD barely even HAD cases… and TFP, I don’t know her… so I don’t know where this idea came from. The whole season seemed intent on keeping John and Sherlock as distant from each other as possible, making Sherlock the sidekick TO MARY in his own show, and putting “no one asked for this” focus on Mary. Look, I know it sounds like I hate her, but I REALLY DON’T. I hate what they DID TO HER CHARACTER, and trying to call S4 a case-centred series when CLEARLY the case was a moot point in the first episode to Mary-backstory, it’s ridiculous. There wasn’t really a case in TLD – Sherlock was high off his rocker through most of the episode and Culverton did his weird creepy rapey thing. And I don’t even know what the fuck case was happening in TFP. I WANT to trust them to go back to Just The Two of Them Against the Rest of the World (what was that line even, then?!?!), but I fear that they won’t and will find a way to shoehorn another character-we-don’t-care-about *coughs* Eurus*coughs* into the story.
  8. Oh, I don’t think anyone could change Mofftiss’ minds. Look, if Johnlock DOES become canon, it will be because it was the plan all along, but because of how far S4 strayed off the narrative arc, it will look like they did it because of public outcry, NOT because it was their brilliant plan. They should have just stuck to the narrative rather than try for a publicity stunt that will probably work against them in the end.
  9. Tough to say about S5. There are reports about it being already commissioned, but I fear the negative reception may keep Martin and Ben far away from it if it turns out it really is a face-value series. I don’t know. BBC seems proud of what they got, so probably will get one. It’s one of the BBC’s top-rated shows (I think pre-S4 it was higher than Dr. Who), so who knows.
  10. Hahaha nope, I don’t think so. I USED to think we would, that Mofftiss were better writers together and would at least round out all the plot holes, but… S4 leaves me skeptical on a lot of things.
  11. I REALLY do think that they think we like the plot twists rather than the stories. Like… no. People were watching for the relationship, whether they knew it or not, platonic or not. The story of two men with the greatest friendship / relationship of all time. Not for … whatever the hell TFP was.

Whew! 

Kwami Swap AU gone dark - Part 2: Heroes and Villain

Part 1, Part 2 (you are here!), Part 3

To be clear, this is the part where I fully expect to be lynched by the outraged crowd. You thought last part was dark? You haven’t seen anything yet. As always, brace yourself for a veeeeeeeeeeeery long analysis.

In the previous post, we left off at the dark aftermath of the disastrous first day of superheroing/supervillainy of the new miraculous holders. In this post, I’ll get into how that will change the characters’ lives and behaviours of Adribug, Charinette and Hawk Moth (I know, the names are terrible, but it’s the most effective way to keep track who is who in this hellish thing, so bear with me).

A little warning before I get into the thick of the analysis: I’m working on the assumption that Gabriel Agreste is Hawk Moth. Personally, after ‘Origins part 1’, I think it’s a moot point, but I know that there are a lot of people in the fandom that are still not convinced. So, for the sake of this post and AU, let’s call it a working assumption and move on.

Keep reading

  • sherlock in hlv: mary, whatever he’s got on you, let me help
  • mary, already pulling the trigger: lolz, no
  • sherlock in tst: stay close to me and i will keep you safe from him, i promise you
  • mary, already digging out the drugs: didn’t you learn the last time?
  • and you’re trying to tell me we’re supposed to pretend she’s not the villain here?

Yay, my story Flesh and Blood and Bone and Heart just reached 20,000 hits! This is the 23rd of my 74 stories to reach this particular milestone! This was my one specific fix-it for The Abominable Bride. It addresses issues like Sherlock’s supposed overdose, the notion that Mary is soooo much smarter than he is, and his subconscious desire to have a frank conversation with John about the fact that he experiences desire, love, and sexual impulses just like anyone else. It also features a Mary who is a proper villain and was particularly satisfying to write in that sense! Thanks so much to all of you who have read it! :) 

Lessons from Mrs Heteronormativity, Part III

Hi everybody,
’Mary’ here - again! You do remember me, your new storyteller, don’t you? (link)
My dear colleague Jim - Mr Homophobia - asked me to add a couple of things to my last lesson about him (link) – just to highlight some stuff he’s particularly proud of…

Jim has made some important achievements regarding homophobia. Last time I told you about how he managed to give LGBTQ people a negative representation and how his influence made a lesbian pretend to fall in love with a man. I also showed you how the two of us managed to leave a forceful imprint on Sherlock, enough for him to question his own sanity, his self worth and even his right to live. Great job, wasn’t it?

But if you look at the whole picture there are more things to boast about, on a society level, and I’ll try to go through them in chronological order:

1. In TRF Mr Homophobia managed to (at least symbolically) take over the rule of the country:

But – come to think of it – something similar actually seems to have happened before:

”Children who need to be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay. —- All of those children are being cheated of a sound start in life - yes cheated.”
(quote from Margaret Thatcher’s speech to Conservative Party Conference October 9, 1987)

Oh, what a remarkable woman! Such a pity we couldn’t stop Sherlock from smashing that beautiful bust of her in TST:

But at least Maggie managed to make an imprint on him:

2. In TRF Mr Homophobia also sees to it that Sherlock is put behind bars…

…while the real criminals are getting away:

Ah, Pentonville Prison! Just like the case of some other Wilde person I seem to recall from long ago… I mean, how many hate crimes are never solved? But fortunately Mr Homophobia makes sure the detectives are imprisoned… Atta boy!

3. Thanks to Mr Homophobia’s influence on media, in TRF we see them speculate about people’s sexual orientation in a rather meddlesome way:

And of course my dear husband would panic, wouldn’t he?

4. One of the most long-lasting achievements in TRF, I believe, was Mr Homophobia’s capacity to kidnap and poison children:

If they survived it, at least Jim made sure they would be scared the next time they saw an LGBTQ person:

And the best thing is, Jim also made sure this person was blamed for it all (see Maggie’s quote above for additional reference):

5. The final outcome - the icing on the cake – was when Jim pushed this someone to simply disappear, preferably by suicide:

And I believe you know the rest of the story; that’s where I was able to take over.
So, I hope I’ve made my point quite clear here: Mr Homophobia is a valuable asset to our society, and together we rule this show right now – even though we’re supposed to be dead!

[Sorry, I just can’t stop doing this; I hope it doesn’t offend anyone. Because the thing is, the more I try to look at BBC Sherlock metaphorically and look for an alternative meaning of it rather than taking Series 4 at face value, the more sense it actually makes to me. The only thing I feel convinced about right now is that the villains have taken over the spirit of the show. And these villains do seem to represent something.]

Thank You (A John Rant)

Okay so. I’m not over Sherlock. But I am over Johnlock…happening in the show. I accept that. Not the story they wanted to tell. Fine. There’s many, many questions about the choices they made if that was the direction they were going and things I have trouble liking but…whatever. I have fics and RPs, it will do.

But you know what I want now, if there is a Series 5?

I want John to tell Sherlock; “Thank you.

Thank you for curing me of my limp and giving me a purpose in life again.

Thank you for giving me access to your debit card after knowing me for a couple of months and taking cases that you know will give us money so I don’t have to worry about finances.

Thank you for saving me that time I was kidnapped and almost killed.

Thank you for going through two years of hell in exile, involving suicide missions and torture, just to save my life and a couple of our friends.

Thank you for saving me that time I was kidnapped and almost killed. 

Thank you for organising my wedding and writing the most beautiful best man speech and then saving someone else I cared about.

Thank you for showing me the truth about who my wife is and then persuading me to be with her, despite what she did to you, because you just wanted me to be happy and with the woman you thought and I loved and was carrying my child.

Thank you for shooting the man who was threatening to destroy our lives and thus sentencing yourself to yet another exile and more likely suicide mission. Additional points for not telling me about this to save me further grief.

Thank you for babysitting my daughter and being a good godfather because I have trouble remembering she even exists half the time.

Thank you for almost killing yourself and putting yourself in harms way all because my wife suggested it would be the only thing to pull me out of my grief after she died even though I wrongly blamed you for her death.

Thank you for comforting me and embracing me after I beat the shit out of you and confessed to having cheated on the woman you had tried so hard to protect for me.

Thank you for standing up for me to your brother and calling me family.

Thank you for saving me that last time I was kidnapped and almost killed. I doubt it will be the last.”

Where is this? Any of this, in the entire show? 

When does John ever show ANY gratitude or recognition for Sherlock as a person? The only moment I can think of is when he hugs him at his wedding, only after Sherlock has poured his heart out, and John has had some wine to curb his inhibitions. The rest of the time he just bitches and snaps about how much of a madman or inhuman monster Sherlock is. That’s when he’s not physically assaulting him. When are we going to get to see John do something for Sherlock?

Okay he saves him once in the first episode. Good…is that it? In four seasons, are we ever going to see that again?

We see him save Sherlock in TAB! But, oh wait, that’s all in Sherlock’s head.

We see him save Sherlock in TLD! Oh, except he’s the one who beat him up and abandoned him there in the first place. Also he apparently only went to save him because Mary: Blu Ray Edition told him to. Also, the policeman could have kicked that door in!

We are TOLD in TSOT that he’s saved Sherlock ‘so many times and in so many ways’. We’re only shown one or two of these times. And the other ways he apparently saved Sherlock…well, I don’t think we honestly see a lot of John trying to explain and teach Sherlock to be a better person, it’s just nagging and snapping and then implying that causes him to change. It’s hardly Beauty and the Beast. I’d argue Sherlock wasn’t that much of a monster to begin with. John is hardly a saint or someone who can tell others how to be moral either.

I suppose John does help rebuild Sherlock’s flat in the end….Call it even? :P

The reason I’m focusing so much on this is because, before watching that ‘Why Sherlock is Garbage’ vid, I was beginning to think I was alone in seeing how John was poorly used in this show. I rarely saw anyone else complaining at how many times this supposedly badass army doctor gets kidnapped and needs Sherlock to rescue him, especially in contrast to how often John gets to be the hero (almost never). But I got to see someone else rant about it at last and I hate it because he also pointed out how the show really is about making Sherlock out to be this superhuman hero rather than a clever detective. Watson goes from being a hero in his own right to being a tool used to show off how awesome Sherlock is.

And not just Sherlock, but Mary as well. In TST, Mary nearly takes John’s place, with Sherlock stating she is ‘better at this than him’. Because that’s what Holmes and Watson fans want to see! Watson being replaced and seen as useless! It’s the same anger I have in how they turned the three badass fairies whom I loved from Sleeping Beauty into three neglectful idiots in Maleficent; unnecessarily tearing down a beloved character in order to build up another.

But, despite this all, I do still love John Watson. Before Series 3 he was my favourite character. Maybe it’s Martin’s amazing acting or maybe it’s the potential I saw. Maybe it’s me confusing ACD!Watson (which is NOT fanon Watson, thank you!) with Mofftiss’ Watson. Maybe it’s because John starts out as the character we are first introduced through and who we are supposed to see their world through so there’s a need to identify and like this character. So I really, really want the writers to start giving a crap about John and stop sacrificing his potential as a good friend and true hero for the sake of making Sherlock the big, amazing Christ figure who always saves the day and everyone else is a damsel in distress. 

I love Sherlock too, I do, and I do like the journey his character has gone through. But it’s supposed to be a show about BOTH of them as heroes. And, you know what, it’s not even that big a problem if you do have John just as a damsel in distress. It’s kinda insulting to the original Watson but, whatever, it’s an adaptation and a new spin, you can do what you like. Lois Lane, April O’Neal, Xander from Buffy, these are likeable characters despite ending up needing to be rescued a lot. But if the character being saved can not even be grateful to the hero - then how we, as the audience, see them as worth saving, let alone remaining ‘best friends’ with?

If this is supposed to be a show that is about a great friendship - then make that friendship great! Because at the moment it feels painfully one-sided and the idea that this could be the last series, that the show could end with them in this unhealthy state, makes me way more sad than the idea of them not getting together romantically. 

anonymous asked:

There is a YouTube video called "MARY SUE - Terrible Writing Advice"After I watched it, Somehow, I remembered Yona! ☹️Almost all what he said is completely matching Yona as a Mary sue character. Am I wrong?

I’ve never understood this concept of Mary Sue character. I’d never hear about it before joining Tumblr, and even then I chose to ignore it completely. A story doesn’t depend entirely on a single character, and even if that character was too perfect to be true, who cares? People will close the book, others will read it till the end. Plus it doesn’t look like there’s a universal definition of a Mary Sue character anyway. You’re not supposed to relate 100% to a character (unless you’re reading your own biography ^^ and even so there’s no law that says your description has to be accurate).

As for Yona and this video, I don’t think it matches. She has flaws, she’s weak, naive, too trusting, etc… but she also willingly killed someone and wants to fix the problems her own father made. She didn’t have horrible parents either, the villains she met actually couldn’t care less about her (Soo-Won just keeps going with his plans regardless of whether she interferes or not), Hak keeps telling her she’s stupid/ugly (ok not lately), the dragons didn’t initially join her because she was pretty or strong but because of the pull from the pact, etc… If Yona is a Mary Sue then so is Harry Potter. Did it prevent people from loving the series and rushing to see the movies? Nope. Should you care if others think your favorite character is a Mary Sue? Nope. Chill and let people enjoy fictional works the way they want. And authors, don’t let this stupid controversy stop you from naming your character Mary Sue. It’s a pretty name.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 superhero film directed by Jon Watts. It stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. The film is about Peter Parker and his struggles to live life as both Spider-Man and an average high school student. Meanwhile, The Vulture plans to hijack classified Avengers weaponry in order to sell them for high prices to arms dealers.

Spider-Man was always one of my favorite superheroes. I read about him, watched his first Sam Raimi trilogy and played the incredibly fun PS2 Spider-Man games for hours on end. Even years after, I still love the web slinger even though I despise spiders. Anyway, we saw our first glimpse of Spider-Man in last year’s Civil War, and in this film he finally gets to shine as an official member of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Homecoming is much better than both The Amazing Spider-Man films, but still does not come close to the levels of the first two original Spider-Man films. In short, Spider-Man: Homecoming is unlike any Spider-Man movie you’ve seen before, and luckily it’s surprisingly good villain and raw energy of it’s star heroes save it from falling completely flat.

Let’s begin with what the film got right.

To begin with, villain. No, this is not the end of the world. I am not on drugs or incredibly drunk, I am actually complimenting a Marvel villain for once. It’s been years since I’ve done so, and all of this is thanks to Michael Keaton. The Vulture is by far one of the more well written villains in recent superhero movies. He is actually given a good motive, some good backstory and one hell of a performance from Keaton, who just has a presence whenever he is on the screen. He made us, for once, care about the villain. The tense scenes he shares with Peter Parker and the twist his character takes elevate him as a result. We know where he is coming from and why he chose to be bad, and that’s all I can ever ask for from these kind of films. What a surprise. Well done Vulture, he was by far my favorite character in the film.

Also, Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. Andrew Garfield is a nice guy and a great actor, but I never really believed him as Spider-Man, with Tom Holland, I am almost safely on board the bandwagon. The depth and conflict he brings to the role is amazing, especially for a man his age. He portrayed Peter Parker as this immature kid, which he still is at this point, and gave us a more vulnerable side to view. His more emotional scenes were great, and he completely owned the characters of Spider-Man and Peter Parker. As always, Tony Stark is the coolest, suavest and most charming guy in the film. He plays more of a father figure in the film, but he nonetheless entertains. He steals almost every scene that he is in with the raw charisma he is famous for; Robert Downey Jr. was born to be Iron Man.

However, Spider-Man: Homecoming is, unfortunately, incredibly flawed.

Firstly, humor. Some of the humor hits, as most Marvel movies do, but some of the jokes in this film fall painfully flat. There are so many scenes where the audience was supposed to laugh, but were met simply with silence. There’s a henchmen on the villain side who doesn’t really do his job right because he’s such a doughnut, and not for one second did I think that his character was remotely funny or necessary. It’s as if he came from a different film. Also, most of Flash Thompson’s jokes fell pretty recycled and flat, as did a lot of the student characters jokes in the film.

In addition, romance. Spider-Man is famous for having iconic leading ladies such as Mary Jane or Gwen Stacy, but this time we are treated to Liz Allen. The film tries to portray her as Peter’s perfect crush, and suggests they may one day actually end up together, but not for a single second did I care. There was no chemistry between the two whatsoever, and their relationship was so forced and awkward. I could not care less where they would end up at the end. Zendaya plays Michelle, Peter’s potential lover as well, but her character is so unlikable that I do not want them to be with each other either. She is the typical annoying Social Justice Warrior pessimist you see online and that is by far the least appealing female lead character I can possibly think of. The mere thought of Peter and Michelle potentially together in the future does not excite me in the slightest.

To conclude, despite a shockingly good villain in The Vulture and some charismatic performances from Iron Man and Spider-Man, the film is weighed down by it’s flat humor and surprising lack of romantic chemistry. It will be enjoyable for the general audiences and most Marvel fans, but it’s flaws prevent it from being as good as it should have been. Nonetheless, I hope the series goes in new and better routes in the future with the universe and characters of Spider-Man that still needs much, much more exploring. I can still trust Marvel to do it justice, but this is one of their more weaker films in a while. Spider-Man: Homecoming receives an 7.1/10.

Some Mary is Fucky Season 4 Meta

So I was digging through folders and found my notes from watching Season 4…(yeah I take notes. I’m a full nerd)

1. Mary worked for the British Government as a freelancer, and Mycroft was the one to sever connections with AGRA. That makes it VERY unlikely that Mycroft didn’t know she was an assassin all along. So why would Mycroft not warn Sherlock before Mary shot him in the heart??

  • He wanted to but some other power was staying his hand, like Moriarty
  • Mary is actually working for Mycroft and was hired to keep on eye on John, because Sherlock asked Mycroft to take care of John. However Mary actually falls in love with John and doesn’t want him to know he was her mission, ergo Magnussen threatening her, and Mycroft isn’t able to protect her because he’s also scared of Magnussen.

2. If Mary truly thought that all her associates were dead, and wanted to lead a peaceful civilian life from then on, why would she keep around a memory stick of all her secrets that could land her in trouble? So either she knew her associates weren’t dead, making her eviler than we thought, or that memory stick was blank, or she’s stupid. And we know Mary isn’t stupid.

3. The traitor in the Tbilisi incident turns out to be Ms Norbury, who is overlooked and underappreciated because of her profession but is actually very smart, just like the cabbie in ASiP. She made her living by selling secrets, but who would she be selling those secrets to if not the consulting criminal? That means probably Moriarty was the one who organized the coup in Tbilisi (because the universe is rarely so lazy). 

4. Why does Sherlock text John and Mary different things when he asks them to meet him at the London Aquarium?

He texts John: London Aquarium. Come immediately. 

He texts Mary: The curtain rises. The last act. It’s not over. 

If they’re both just buddies, why doesn’t he just text them the same thing? It’d be quicker. His text to Mary sounds oddly threatening. He also doesn’t tell her where to meet, just like he was ambiguous with Moriarty in TGG, as if the villain is supposed to know where to be. 

tl;dr It’s fucky man. Idk. I don’t buy it. 

anonymous asked:

Why do you like anne boleyn?

I’ve been fascinated with her since I was about 5 years old. For a young, curious girl there was something captivating about a woman whose charisma and intelligence managed to change the course of history in a time when women were still supposed to be demure second class citizens. I’ve also always been particularly interested in women who were made out to be villains and manipulated in to being scapegoats for the faults of their husbands or male counterparts: Marie Antoinette, Lady Jane Grey, Anne, Cleopatra. I even did a dissertation at secondary school on Livia Drusilla, Emperor Augustus’ wife, who was portrayed as a murderous, social climbing psychopath. 

  • She was fiercely intelligent and not afraid of showing it. She was known to be quick witted and highly accomplished for her day. In other words, she won people over with more than just her sexuality. 
  • She could have let herself be a pawn but instead she took the situation her father had created- pushing her to be a mistress to the king- and turned it in to something she was happy with. Basically she refused to let herself be manipulated because she was a woman.  
  • She wouldn’t sleep with Henry until he was committed to making her his wife. Not only does it take a hell of a lot of guts to turn down the most powerful man in the country for years but it also flies in the face of this image of her being a homewrecker. She wouldn’t be his mistress, despite all of the accusations of her being a “slut.” 
  • She was a dedicated reformer. It’s possible that she promoted the reformation because it promoted her position, but nonetheless she was a passionate believer in reforming the church and making religion more accessible. 
  • She did a lot for poor and vulnerable people. Much like Marie Antoinette, her charitable work and her dedication to helping people is all but ignored in favour of the more scandalous parts of her life. For example, she had a big fight with Cromwell because, after the seizing of the church’s assests, Anne wanted the money to go to charity whereas Cromwell wanted it for himself and the King. 
  • She was highly influential over Henry’s choices and was a brilliant politician. To some that might seem like a bad thing, but I personally think it’s bad ass that her intelligence and ambition meant she was taken seriously as a decision maker and she was instrumental in a lot of agreements, like the alliance with France
  • She had no issue telling Henry he was wrong, which was dangerous for a wife. They argued quite a bit but she was astute. 
  • She was a devoted mother. In that time, women maintained a certain amount of distance from childrearing and Anne was unusually involved in Elizabeth’s life. 
  • She was hated by a hell of a lot of people, watched her brother and friends be executed and was accused of things like incest and witchcraft, but she maintained her dignity above everything. She had an enormous amount of strength 

I think this quote from Eric Ives, a historian, sums it up for me: 

“A woman in her own right—taken on her own terms in a man’s world; a woman who mobilised her education, her style and her presence to outweigh the disadvantages of her sex; of only moderate good looks, but taking a court and a king by storm. Perhaps, in the end, it is Thomas Cromwell’s assessment that comes nearest: intelligence, spirit and courage.”

captainjohandee  asked:

Hey Steph ! I don't remember if you wrote the theory I'm talking about but I read some theory saying that Mycroft was dying and that's why Sherlock imagines him this way in TAB, and why Mycroft asks John to take care of his brother. Well, as I'm a huge fan of the "TFP takes place in John's mind" theory, I think these two theories could work, John imagines Mycroft dying to spare his brother bc he's a doctor and he guessed that Mycroft is dying ! I don't know if this makes sens...

Hi Lovely!

I don’t believe I wrote the big full theory about it, but I and others have come up with the speculation that Mycroft is probably dying and that he is aware of it (I don’t want to take credit, but I do think I was the first to twig people to the possibility of Myc dying when I made this post here immediately after TAB aired.) @marcespot compiled a meta here post-S4 about some thoughts on how it could still be happening, and @jenna221b has a couple great posts here (Mary is Paralysing Mycroft)  and here (Mycroft is a Goner Series) on their thoughts about Mycroft’s death. 

Obviously Myc is still alive, but yes, I do think that the two theories work together; John is only now figuring out that Mycroft is dying (maybe why he makes Myc so willing to die for John in TFP; John finally understands that he himself is more important to Sherlock now than Myc is). I need to sit down and really come up with a more fleshed out theory on this, but I do still think that Myc is dying which will probably be the big *thing* in S5 if there is one.

This is another reason Mary’s death in S4 doesn’t make any sense to me (aside from the fact that she was supposed to go down fighting and as a villain): they foreshadowed Myc’s death in TAB and I think even in HLV (can’t remember at the moment which line it was) only to have Mary, who was already annoyingly OOC in the first minutes of T6T just die without any foreshadowing whatsoever and Myc’s foreshadowing to just… not exist. I dunno. S4 is so disjointed and makes no sense to the rest of the series.

“ This is way before season 2 was announced along with spoilers. What if Nooroo wasn’t the one that was corrupted but Tikki and the villain was Chloe. Instead of Lila. Remember how she treats people below her status like crap and treats people who have money like an equal. What if she found Tikki and started using her in order to gain fame and make rich people for rich (treating Chat like crap) and Mari trying to stop as Papplion. And confusing Adrien/chat on who’s side he is supposed to be with” 

If anyone has played through “The Wolf Among Us” by Telltale Games (which was based on the Fables comic books), did anyone else find Bloody Mary as bloody terrifying as I did??? 

She was such a cool villain, and I LOOOOOVED her character design.  I’ve been wanting to draw her for like 2 years since I beat the game the first time but never got around to it. 

I played through the game again a month or two ago and found her just as terrifying the second time around, and I even knew what was coming that time!!  Her boss fight was soooo cool and exciting~!  (☆ u ☆)

Anyway, this was originally supposed to be a warmup, but it ended up turning into a screenshot redraw.  Here’s the original screenshot:

OCs in RTTE

Over the course of RTTE so far (I’m a bit more than halfway through S5), there’s been a fair amount of OCs. I thought it would be fun to rate them, so here it goes!

Dagur: 10/10. My all-time favorite OC and RTTE villain, and I still love him as Hiccup’s friend.

Gustav: 5/10. I’m neutral with him. I don’t think he serves a greater purpose, but he doesn’t make enough appearances for me to dwell on him. If he was a regular, I’d probably have stronger feelings one way or the other.

Heather: 2/10. Strongly dislike. She’s the Mary Sue OC who’s practically just there to add plot and give Fishlegs a love interest.
Serves no greater purpose AND is just…well, annoying.

Johann: 4/10. I guess he’s a link back to ROB/DOB, but I don’t like him. I think he’s supposed to be comic relief, but I feel that too much screen time is wasted on him.

Krogan: 8/10. He’s a good villain, and probably the closest to Drago we’ll get. Not to mention, he’s mysterious. I’m actually looking forward to learning more about him and his associations with Drago.

Mala: 10/10. LOVE Mala. She reminds me of Valka, and I love Valka. They’d probably be great friends after she gets used to riding dragons. She’s not an overused character, either.

Ryker: 5/10. I don’t have strong opinions one way or the other. He’s an average villain.

Throck: 10/10. Throck would fit in nicely with the riders, and I love his bond with the Eruptodon. He appears enough, but like Mala, he’s not too overused.

Viggo: 6/10. He’s a better villain than Ryker, but I think his survival after the volcano was a bit far-fetched.

Let me know if I forgot anyone!