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Alright to add to my previous post about rowaelin vs tamlin’s abusive ass:

Do you know what Rowan does when he realizes the extent to which Aelin has suffered in her life? He flies off, to go demand answers from his queen, fucking Maeve, because he’s furious she hid those important details from him. He’s going to question Maeve, his master. Then he realizes that Maeve likely left those details out for a reason, so he flies back, worried that Aelin will think he left her alone intentionally. He moves her into his own room so he can tend to her and care for her himself. He pampers her. This is the exactly what Aelin needs and the perfect response given her character. She loves being pampered and she had expressed previously in HoF the desire for even one person to care for her. Rowan starts to care for her as soon as he realizes that she needs it- was he a dick before hand? yes. absolutely. but as soon as he realizes her pain and how much she needs someone, he quickly becomes utterly devoted to her.

Now Tamlin?? How many times does Tamlin ignore Feyre’s requests to have more independence? How often does she try to ask him for freedom? How much does it take out of her to ask and be denied each time? How long does it take Tamlin to realize that he’s hurting his partner and the woman he claims to love? What does Tamlin do to help Feyre when she is depressed and suffering from PTSD and an eating disorder? Does he care for her? Does he comfort her? Does he do everything in his power to help her? Does he listen to her needs and her wishes? Nope. Nah. He decides to lock her up in the house, doing the one thing, the one obvious fucking thing that someone who spent time locked in a cell under a mountain wouldn’t be able to handle. He does the opposite of caring for Feyre. He does not listen to her cries for help. He systematically perpetrates abuse and emotionally manipulates her. 

Rowan listens as soon as he knows Aelin needs him to care for him. He is there for her, unwaveringly, from that moment onwards. And what’s more, Aelin doesn’t ask him to care for her or stay- he picks up on her need for him instinctually and does what is best for her. Feyre was fucking screaming at Tamlin for him to help her and he did the opposite. 

Finally, Rhysand is completely different from Tamlin as well. Once he has the opportunity to help Feyre- and UtM he was incapable of truly helping her in a way other than indirectly and under the guise of being loyal to Amarantha- he does everything, everything in his power to help her. He answers her plea for help at her wedding. He takes her to Velaris, which essentially functions as a safe house for her as a victim of domestic abuse. He gives her power, and independence and freedom and most importantly: he listens to what she wants. When Feyre gets angry with him, he adjusts his behavior. When she needs space, he gives it to her. 

So don’t try to argue that Rhysand and Rowan are abusive in the way that Tamlin is. Because while both Rhys and Rowan make mistakes and hurt their mates, as soon as they realize the hurt they have caused, and as soon as they are able to help, they do everything in their significant power to heal, care for, and love Feyre and Aelin. 

And that, my friends, is the difference between an abusive relationship (Feylin) and a normal relationship that has its flaws and ups and downs. Listening and respecting your partner is the key.

So, if Chess is Stiles’ game. Stiles making Derek his King meant that he believed Derek was to be saved at ALL COSTS, or the game was over. 

While under torment from a trickster spirit wanting chaos & strife, Stiles basically pleaded with anyone who knew him well enough to understand the board, to protect Derek at all costs.

The scene with Derek/Peter, about the board, Derek cannot fathom someone actually caring about him so much. Peter gets it.

In TLD, when Sherlock meets Faith, Sherlock is already withdrawing. We see his hand shake. He’s not used for a few hours at least, and by the time he goes out into the night, that’s a full night of wandering without any express usage. He says he’s high, which he probably is, but it’s gotta be residual… this is important because it means when he loses his grip on reality, first where he screams on the bridge with Faith on the bench and then with the Culverton mind palace scene, he seems genuinely out of place and disoriented: he’s been using for weeks. this isn’t his usual reaction to heroin. Wiggins points out that he’s ‘had too much, and that’s HIM saying that’, but we never see him ‘top up’ and yet he makes a point to do so in front of John so they’re not shy about showing that sort of thing.

Is it possible that Eurus drugged him with DT12 during this time? Perhaps when he begins losing it on the bridge, he seems to black out for a moment or two, which would give Eurus time enough to drug him and then scarper? 

idk, the whole scene where he’s walking up walls and freaking out doesn’t really seem like a heroin symptom; heroin is a numbing agent. it leaves you feeling detached and floaty, it’s not a psycho-stimulant. it shouldn’t make him hallucinate the way that he does. I’m just thinking out loud mostly but I think it’s possible Sherlock is dosed with something other than heroin, which is why he goes off the rails the way that he does, because heroin doesn’t really explain the insanity of his walls and the shakespeare speech - unless he’s using cocaine on the side, too (because all of that screams stimulants, not depressants). 

just thinking out loud mostly

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I really want to talk about the conclusion of the Lost Children arc, and Jill’s importance as a character.

One thing I see a lot of Berserk fans wish for is that the series could go back to the darker tones of arcs like Lost Children, the latter half of the Golden Age, and of course, the Black Swordsman arc. But the lighter mood is something that’s actually been developing since the manga’s beginning - it’s been gradual but it’s been consistent, and all the different characters Guts has encountered on his travels have been meeting better and kinder fates. Colette died horribly and had her corpse desecrated, then Vargas died cleanly and with hope of being avenged, then Theresia survived and carried physical and psychological scars as the price…and now Jill lives too; not undamaged, but she makes it out clean and strong and hopeful. And even though the Lost Children arc contains piles of dead children and shows Guts at one of his lowest points morally, this is the moment where the light breaks through at last.

And Jill is the character who brings this light into the story, and an incredible amount of hope too.

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Everything about The Winter Soldier’s outfit screams I am a wild animal that needs to be restrained. 

His leather jacket resembles a 1940s straightjacket. His face is muzzled so he can’t communicate well. Even his gun holster goes right across his chest rather than across his shoulders, like Steve’s does.

It makes me wonder how many times Bucky tried to escape on a mission before HYDRA created an outfit to remind him that he’s controlled and owned, even when alone.

anonymous asked:

John keeps stating he's "not gay" when someone assumes he's with Sherlock. If he is bi, why would that be his response to that assumption? He can be with Sherlock and not be gay, so why is that what he says?

Hi Nonny!

I suspect it’s internalized fears from his past (possibly had a homophobic military father) and his desire to fit into a society that he is not only bored to death being in, but is meaningless to him without Sherlock in it. Plus, not all queer people consider themselves “gay”. Check out this post here for some very VERY interesting and insightful discussion about John’s past and other’s experiences with their own struggles with their sexuality! I learned a lot from some older Tumblr folk about growing up bi!

let's talk about Bucky’s brain


I dunno if anyone’s done this before but whatever. Specifically, I want to talk about Bucky’s brain in relation to the cannibalized MRI thing they strapped on his noggin in CA:TWS. Like what the hell is that thing, how old is it, what are you trying to do HYDRA, is this one of those weird dryer things you stick your whole head in at the hairdresser’s? They have had 70 years to perfect this technology and it looks like a high schooler’s science fair project. There aren’t even any electrodes. Seriously there should be electrodes not only because they’re kind of necessary for this sort of thing but also because who would object to Bucky Barnes looking totally punk rock with a partially-shaved head? No one, that’s who.

But I guess let’s just assume the plate things themselves are in contact with his head and transmitting the charge themselves. Okay. That’s a big area they cover and approximately zero opportunity for finesse, so they can’t localize the damage at all. And there’s still all that hair in the way. But whatever, I’ll shut up about the hair.

So the plate things are basically concentrated on the prefrontal cortex, which is at the very front of the brain, behind the forehead where the plates are located. I mean there looks like there are plates going around around the back of the head but if it only goes as deep as the cerebrum they don’t want to damage anything back there because it’s all motor skills and balance and sensory perception and language centers, all of which were vital in the Winter Soldier’s functioning. 

So yeah, the prefrontal cortex seems to be what they’re targeting, and the prefrontal cortex is for short term memory and decision making. However, it would be indescribably stupid to damage short term memory retention, so I don’t think they’d just fry the entire prefrontal cortex. Especially if it could compromise his ability to make quick, logical decisions in the field because the prefrontal cortex is important for logic and impulse control. So I would assume that they’re targeting the connections between the short term and long term memory storage systems rather than taking away his short term memory altogether. 

Basically, recalling a memory that’s stored in long-term is just the brain returning it to the short-term memory center, or the working memory, concentrated in the prefrontal cortex. From there your brain literally refires all the neurons that fired during that experience, without compromising awareness of current circumstances. So severing those connections between long and short term memory would not only stop him retaining new memories, it would stop him recalling old ones.

They could be messing with his long term memory, except there are no intracranial bits and bobs that could actually penetrate deeper than the cerebrum without frying everything in between, and the hippocampus and amygdala where long term memory is stored are in there deep. 

This picture doesn’t do justice to how deep in the brain the hippocampus and amygdala are, but it works well enough as a visual aid. You don’t want to damage the amygdala in a super soldier at any rate because that’s where the survival instincts are kicking around. Also, damaging the hippocampus on both sides of the brain would turn him into a potato, unable to retain any information at all, not even how to discharge his weapon, so you’d basically have to retrain him anew for every mission. And this contraption has clearly no finesse at all, as stated above, so I really don’t think they’d be able to destroy anything only partially or make any localized alterations.

And sure, maybe they actually opened up his head at some point in the past to get at long term memory storage, and the cryofreeze might stop that from healing, but I think the understanding of the brain was so ridiculously limited at that time that they didn’t really even know how to avoid excessive damage, and I don’t think they would have risked rendering one of their best assets brain dead. Honestly, I think the most likely thing they did was supplement the physical stuff with more traditional brainwashing and conditioning techniques.

So really, all Bucky needs to do is repair the connections between his long term and short term memory. Even with all this damage, the brain is adaptable even in normal humans. When certain parts are damaged, other parts can take over functioning in their stead. Although in this case, if the connections between long and short term memory were cut every time he went into the cryogenic chamber, he never would have stored any of the information gleaned as the Winter Soldier past the short term unless he managed to catch enough sleep to transfer those memories into long term storage before he got zapped or frozen again. So he would potentially remember everything about being Bucky Barnes fairly quickly, assuming his super soldier healing could repair those pathways or create new ones to compensate, and he would never remember most of his time as the Winter Soldier except what they wanted him to remember and let him encode before they took out those connections again. So basically, his combat training, his obedience training, and all that hydra indoctrination crap.

His old memories as Bucky would remain relatively pristine, because the more we view a memory the more current circumstances during the recollection alter it, and what you remember becomes less and less similar to what you actually experienced at the time. So instead of memories slowly changing and evolving as the person themself changes, which is what normally happens as we revisit memories and subtly alter them over time through new perception, Bucky would have this huge, disorienting, sickening divide between the well-preserved, untouched old memories of how he used to be and any new ones he managed to create as the Winter Soldier. The Winter Soldier memories will be less fleshed out, have more holes, be generally more ghost-like because of how they fucked with his brain and memories, so it would be easy for him to dissociate with them and to ignore them, but in order to ignore them Bucky would also have to ignore their consequences. He would be denying a part of himself. And he wouldn’t be able to deal well with their fallout, with the ways those experiences changed him, because he wouldn’t let himself examine them.

Honestly this is horrifying in its own way. All the fic I’ve read talks about how horrible it must be for the Winter Soldier to forget Bucky Barnes, but very little touches on how horrible it would be for Bucky to be all there and have a stranger in his head that he has few, dissociated memories of, but still retains a lot of that conditioning and finds himself acting like someone he doesn’t even remember being. He would feel betrayed by his own body and his own mind, doing things without knowing why he was doing them. I feel like not being the same Bucky as the one who went off to war would be so frustrating to him. Fics paint it as Steve being frustrated by the fact that Bucky’s no longer the same person, but I think Bucky himself would be far more frustrated by that fact than Steve. I think the fact that he’s not the same would bother him more than Steve’s longing for him to be the same, because he would understand that longing, share it even. I think he would dissociate from the foreign Winter Soldier part of himself, would try to bury it or force it out instead of facing it, would hate whatever memories he did retain from that time, because the Winter Soldier terrifies everyone but I think he would terrify Bucky most of all. And it would make sense, too. After all, the winter soldier was always supposed to be a ghost, the unseen threat, the silent killer, and I think, rather than inhabiting Bucky, the Soldier would haunt him, something he can’t prepare for or fight unless he’s willing to look through the dark to find it and confront it.

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anonymous asked:

Hii. So theory that Stiles is bi is now kind of a main topic so i'm wondering what do you think of it. Do you think he is bi??

I absolutely think he’s bi. In fact I’m pretty much of the opinion that it can be considered a “canonical fact” at this point. I realize many might not agree with me since he haven’t shouted out from the roof top at the hospital or told someone explicitly, but it’s a topic that’s been hinted at since the beginning of the show. 

Stiles has never defined his sexuality. Scott has, when coach asked him if he found Danny attractive, responded that yes he thought Danny was an attractive guy, but he liked girls. Danny and Mason are openly gay characters. Caitlin was openly bisexual and it could be argued that Brett is as well, even if it’s not explicitly stated. Other than that none of the characters have stated their sexuality. We only know their dating history, or to be fair part of their dating history.

We can assume that a character like for instance Lydia is straight because we’ve only seen her with boys, but that doesn’t mean she is. Stiles has so far only been linked with girls romantically, but with just one them has he been in a relationship with - Malia. Heather and Caitlin came on to him and kissed him first. And Lydia is someone he’s crushed on for a while, but that never came to anything.

What little information we have about Stiles’ love life before TW starts is comprised of him being obsessed with Lydia since the third grade. 

1x08:

Stiles: Fine, yes, from Lydia to me. Look, I need to know if I have a chance with this girl, okay? I’ve been obsessing over her since the third freakin’ grade.

That doesn’t mean he couldn’t have obsessed over boys during this period. That might just be something he hadn’t shared with anyone. And as the series goes forward we do get a lot of hints that he might swing both ways.

Let me count the ways….. click the link for more :) 

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Receipts on Scott Mccall

Always tries to protect everyone.I bet he’s gonna use that against everyone in Beacon hills when he needs money to pay for his tuition bills. What a gold digger 

Look at him tryna show off his red glowey eyes and fangs oh big deal you don’t have to mock people who don’t have cool eyes and fangs like that.

is always cute around dogs which is problematic bc he’s trying to steal the dog’s spotlight. Get over it dude you’re not the center of the universe.

Is ambitious and wants to be a doctor. What being on Teen wolf isn’t enough that you have to be on grey’s anatomy too? Also do you know where doctors work? Hospitals. what do hospitals have? Blood banks. Blood means death and he’s saying it with a smile which means he’s mocking dead people. 

Thinks he’s the hot girl. What a self centered hoe 

The Mind Palace Theories of TAB

So I have a running theory that the Special is taking place in Sherlock’s mind palace in the 4 minutes that he is in the air in HLV. I wanted to compile my thoughts from across multiple posts into one so I can reference back to it later.

The summation of my theory is this, based on what I know right now about the special from setlock and other people’s meta, and the 4 trailers / clips that have been released: 

  • The special is going to be a “real time event” within Sherlock’s mind palace, taking place exactly 1 year ago on January 1, 2015, which is why TPTB were so insistent on ensuring same day airings, and so that we can all have the “Sherlock experience”. 
  • It will take place during the 4 minutes that Sherlock was in the air – this is how they are tying the special to the modern era. The math side of Tumblr has come through for me (thanks @talesofsymphoniac​) and helped further my speculation that it is entirely plausible that almost the full 90 minutes will be equal to 4 minutes in Sherlock’s mind palace. The math comes from the “three seconds” Molly makes a clear point of telling Sherlock in HLV. It seemed really odd to me at the time for her to point it out, but it now makes complete sense to me. There is NO WAY that this special is a stand-alone episode and it needs to tie into the modern timeframe. It will be used in the future for callbacks, I am certain of that. So, in my head, the Mind Palace it is.
  • It is in Victorian era to represent his and John’s repressed feelings for each other. In Victorian England, it was forbidden to be gay, and Sherlock himself rightfully feels that way, I’m sure, about his love for John. It’s something unspoken, wrong, and not safe for John. I believe the special will focus on Sherlock’s feelings in particular, as he works out why he feels the need to hide them from John, especially when he knows John feels / felt the same way. I still can’t wrap my head around how the Women and the “case” itself works into this theory of mine, but I’m open to ideas. Perhaps it’s mixed associations (other cases coming into the forefront to help him solve his problem).
  • The Abominable Bride represents Mary, of which I’m sure we all can agree on. She is the “ghost”. How actual Mary fits into it all, I haven’t figured that out yet either.
  • All of the characters are representative to how SHERLOCK HIMSELF views them. This explains why John is so SO SO brash and admittedly gorgeous, while Mrs. Hudson just as she is in modern SHERLOCK as we see in the SDCC clip: Sherlocks view of John is, let’s face it, a bit skewed to his own tastes (assertive military man who will break all the bones in the body while naming them). Even Sherlock himself seems softer it seems, possibly because he sees himself as such when he’s out of the public eye.
  • I think somewhere within the HLV timeline, Sherlock found out about Moriarty being alive, which I think perhaps the suicide mission MAY have been about. But I don’t think Mycroft told him; I think Sherlock worked it out. We have been told that the Mystery of Moriarty’s Survival will be solved in this special. Now, I know that TPTB love to lie, so this point itself, take it with a grain of salt. SO, that all said, Sherlock is ALSO working out how Moriarty survived his gunshot concluding with Mary as being the main accomplice. When Sherlock was dying, he knew John was in danger from Mary but couldn’t figure out how aside from Magnussen. But I think he works it out in here that she is so much more than an assassin.
  • I think there will be a *small* 3G reference. It will NOT be as impactful as we think it will be. It will be small because, if this is in Sherlock’s mind palace, we need to see how Sherlock THINKS he reacts to John being hurt; what had gone through his mind in events like the kidnapping TBB and the pool scene in TGG. This will instil in us that “oh crap, Sherlock really actually doesn’t do well when John is injured, does he?” Cue S4x03 cliffhanger of John DYING, when we see how Sherlock ACTUALLY reacts, they will call back to THIS MOMENT as Sherlock realizes just how wrong he was, because John DYING is so much worse, and because we have seen Sherlock visibly upset, this will actually create a greater impact because it is SO MUCH WORSE than what we thought it would be.
  • I think the special will end with the return to the tarmac scene. Sherlock has arrived at his conclusion about he and John, Moriarty’s survival, and the Mary problem. I still haven’t figured out where in the timeline the John and Mary at the graveyard scene fits in. Perhaps it is a PREQUEL to the tarmac scene. That’s the only place I can logically put that graveyard scene. The why is what’s bothering me. I think it’s part of John’s joint plan with Mycroft against Mary somehow, maybe to get some info from her. Or it was a red herring filmed, who knows. I’m very excited to see how this plays out.
  • I think there will also be an unambiguous confession of more-than-friends between the two characters, OUT of the mind palace. It may be ADMITTED within to Sherlock himself, but not stating it between the actual physical characters will make the confession no different than Anderson’s or goth girl’s theory. TAB will be where canon Johnlock will begin its confirmation arc. It needs to be real, not fake. This special’s purpose is to basically say, yeah, here’s where we’re going with this story arc, you were told, but didn’t listen, get ready for the pain. I think it’s a large part about why they wanted airdates the same across the board – BECAUSE IT WILL BE ALL OVER THE NEWS IF JOHNLOCK BECAME CANON. This is a spoiler-prevention method as well.

So there’s all that. Not really a summary, but there you are.

One more thing I’d like to point out is something that I have had on my brain since before I started this blog. I mentioned it in a REALLY old post back when I had like 10 followers, so it’s gotten lost in the fray. And now, after seeing the new trailer, it reminded me of this little thing I noticed and I am SO HAPPY it ties into the special. And to me it proves it can be in Sherlock’s mind palace.

Now, I’m sure argument is going to come to someone’s mind that “This special can’t be in Sherlock’s mind palace because he has a mind palace moment in the special!”

This mind palace sequence is VERY similar to when Sherlock was explaining to John about how he was breaking into Magnussen’s office in HLV. Non-mind palace participants are all there, and the mind palace characters are frozen. 

First of all this proves to me that the special is from Sherlock’s POV, like most of season three. But you know what I found odd about TAB’s sequence?

ALL OF THE NON-PARTICIPANTS ARE LOOKING AT THE FROZEN SCENE.

In the HLV scene, to me it seems John is more staring at the door, and following Sherlock’s thought patterns. He knows Sherlock the best after all, and is probably imagining his own scenario similar to Sherlock’s (”get your head bashed in”)

But in TAB’s sequence, ALL of these characters are watching Sherlock’s thought train. HOW? John is the ONLY one who is the closest to knowing how Sherlock thinks and is able to follow his process. Mary, well, don’t get me started on that, and Lestrade just knows Sherlock does amazing things and that’s that. So how can they all be witness to this scene?

BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF SHERLOCK’S MIND PALACE.

I believe they are pulling an “Inception” on us. 

This scene here is Sherlock entering another level of his mind palace. For anyone unfamiliar with the movie Inception, the part I’m interested in is the idea that there are different levels of your brain, that run at different rates of time per each level the deeper you go. It’s a good movie, read up more about it at the Wiki.

Anyway, Sherlock has done the multi-level mind palace before, in HLV:

When Sherlock is dying, his “first level” mind palace is starting to fail. AFTER Mycroft tells Sherlock to find something to calm himself down, he then closes his eyes and is suddenly running down a set of stairs. I believe this is evidence of him entering another mind palace within his mind palace – literally going DOWN STAIRS to a second level of his mind palace (I also have a theory that he went to a THIRD level of his mind palace when he entered Moriarty’s room, then returns to level two when he leaves it). He then CLIMBS UP STAIRS to return to the first level:

… which he wakes from when he reaches the top, that level being  when the images flash rapidly as his first level comes back online…

And I think TAB is doing the EXACT SAME THING.

If this meta wasn’t enough to convince you, how about the “Inception Bwom” in the new trailerTHE TRAILER HAS THE INCEPTION HORN PLAYING THROUGHOUT. You probably didn’t make the connection because it’s a bit slower. Just like how time has slowed down in Sherlock’s head. 

If TAB is not a mind palace sequence, I will personally eat everyone’s green carnations.

The Winter Soldier’s Rage

I just rewatched a couple scenes from The Winter Soldier again, and something particularly struck me.

After Natasha shoots him in the goggles, the Winter Soldier doesn’t react in the same cold, calculating manner he has before now.  He’s been extremely precise so far; anticipated Fury’s route, permanently disabled Fury’s vehicle from in front of it and still knew exactly how to get out of the way, shot Fury through a wall with no line of sight, caught Steve’s shield just before it would have hit him, threw it back at him and disappeared while Steve was off-guard from that, did exactly what was necessary to bring their car to a halt on the overpass - and destroy their plan by eliminating the leverage they had (Sitwell) right off the bat, I might add.  He knew exactly which weapons to use for the best chance of success and prepared them ahead of time, as demonstrated by the fact that on the overpass his team had them ready for him without him having to say a word (which also makes me think he’s worked with them before, but I’ll save that headcanon for another time).

Besides that, he is extremely efficient.  The Winter Soldier doesn’t ever do more than what is necessary to complete the mission.  When he killed the scientist Natasha was guarding, he didn’t stick around to kill her, too.  The instant he’d shot Fury he was back on the move; when Steve then engaged him he didn’t stick around to fight, but distracted Steve and went straight to cover.  When Sam proved to be a skilled driver on the overpass, countering the Humvee’s actions move by move, he did the most straightforward thing he could that would ensure it would crash; he ripped out the steering wheel.

The Winter Soldier always hits his mark, and he never wastes shots.  But when Natasha gets a shot off at him, that goes out the window.  He sees red.

The next thing he does after Natasha hits his goggles is move fast to get his gun over the barrier and start shooting on full auto at the last place he saw her.  He doesn’t stop to line his shot up.  He doesn’t find her first and then fire several well-aimed bullets at a sure target.  Contrary to everything he’s done so far, he shoots wildly and without precision, without efficiency.

He shoots with rage.

Then Natasha is running, Steve is still down, and the Soldier’s team is preparing to go after them both.  The Soldier has to have been briefed on his targets; he knows that Captain America has combat skills and super strength to boot.  He knows that his strength, his arm, are the best matches they have for the Captain’s abilities.  But when they split up, he doesn’t follow this reasoning.  He doesn’t choose the plan that seems to be most efficient.  He goes after Natasha.

With her, it’s personal.

After all, she landed a shot on him.  She started a fight with him, and he intends to finish it.  She becomes his mission until Steve forcibly redirects his attention.

The Winter Soldier is cold and calculating, precise and efficient, but not emotionless.  And when those emotions flare up, they rule him.

Perhaps this is part of why he was able to break Hydra’s hold on him so quickly.  Perhaps it explains why he was wiped so frequently, to keep his emotions in check.  To me, one thing is certain.

The Winter Soldier always hits his mark.  So you’d better be damn sure that you never make yourself become his mark.

What about John’s mother?

Thank you Anon for this fascinating question! =) I always love looking deeper into John’s past and family; we don’t know much about him, and it’s always exciting to search for clues and try to understand more about his background (and it explains so much of John’s current issues).

You’re right, I’ve talked a lot about John’s father, Harry… but what about John’s mother?

John’s mother is a very mysterious character. It is very important to note that John’s mother is never mentioned in the show, not even through foils/mirrors I could recognise… even if Mrs Hudson acts as John’s (and Sherlock’s) second mother and their relationship tells us much about John’s mother (parallels & contrasts).

This silence around John’s mother is interesting if you consider that Harry Watson is mentioned several times on screen and there are multiple foils for John’s father (military men, Major Reed) and clues around him (Hamish, importance of words).

However, I believe there are lots of indirect clues we can take on consideration to learn more about John’s mother… And it is fascinating to see the influence she most likely had on John’s life.

Please note that this meta can potentially be distressing; tw: death, abusive household, trauma.

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Everyone here should know that my favorite characters in Civil War were Wanda and Vision, but there is a character that I loved.

Sam

Sam Wilson

He helped Steve with Bucky, despite having been through hell confronting him in CA: TWS

He fought side by side with Bucky

Values ​​his friendship with the people around them

And thete is more

He values ​​people and knows that often the circumstances push us to make bad decisions

We are humans, we are not perfect

But the scene I liked him most in the movie was when Tony was talking to him on the Raft

He was not hostile as Clint or Scott

It is true, he was angry and cross with Tony, for everything, but he was not closed to a conversation; he listened to Tony, because he knew that despite everything that had happened, Tony was as broken as everyone, he knows that there wasn’t a correct posture, all ended up hurt in some way in that battle.

Just think of what happened

And the first thing Sam is asking for Rhodes

Someone Sam discussed at the beginning of the movie

With whom he clashed physically at the airport.

Of who, despite not being his fault, he feels responsible.

Remember what Sam said in CA: TWS on his best friend, who died of a propulsive Granade?

“It was as if I was there only to watch him die”

He knows that Tony must have been feeling the same.

He is soldier, yes, but a therapist too. He knows how to listen, so he says “that’s a start” when Tony tells him that he was wrong, he does not say that in a cynical way, he appreciates the words of Tony, and listen to him, despite being angry with him.

That scene made me love him a lot.

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Hello Steph <3 I’m the Johnlock kiss/pilot rooftop music anon, so great to see so many of us aroused by my little fantasy. So today I was watching TEH for the 50th time, just wondering if it’s possible that when Sherlock explained Lazarus to Anderson it’s actually mind palace? The reasons why I say this is because 1) he says to Anderson “see you were always right, I wasn’t dead” - in the next episode he says this to John “John Watson you keep me right”, and in TAB he basically said the same thing about John too. Also 2) Sherlock said Anderson distracted him from the terrorist assault on parliament. This part really doesn’t make sense unless Sherlock is visiting MP!Anderson, who represents logical/scientific/forensic mentality. So maybe this is Sherlock making up Lazarus to John and the convo never happened? Don’t know, just a random thought *shrugs*, but it’d be great to hear your thoughts on this!! ^_^ 

Thank you for all the setlock posts and metas Steph, I read ur tumblr everyday <3

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Hi Lovely! Thanks for the wonderful comments about my blog! It makes me so happy that I am a daily stop on your tumblr travels :) And THANK YOU SO MUCH for starting up a discussion about the Gay Pilot music :D I love that post so much.

Actually, my favourite running theory is this: it’s actually been speculated that the ENTIRE Anderson sequence was all in JOHN’S head, as JOHN’S way to explain what had happened. It blew my mind when I read that theory, and honestly it makes sense if that’s the case! Because when they go into the “true solution” it fades out while on John and “focuses” on Sherlock’s face…

Then we find out Sherlock is talking to an Anderson dressed exactly like John:

… and it fades back out onto John.

And since then, this is the theory I’m going with; it’s John filling in the gaps of what he can, still making Mycroft and Sherlock this omnipresent force that he has always seen them as. I think Lazarus is the closest to the true solution that we have – John is a very good storyteller and he’s smart – so I’m apt to believe it unless told otherwise.  Obviously there are inconsistencies; before I found the ‘John’s Mind’ theory, I actually speculated that the reason the solution seemed off in that regard is because it’s what SHERLOCK HIMSELF thinks / believes happened… we also only see mostly Sherlock’s parts in the charade, and anything else Mycroft and Molly would have filled in the gaps, so that seemed like the most logical theory to me.

Either way, whatever the theory is, I am of the party that believes it mostly happened the way “Anderson” sees it. I’m sure it will be referenced again in a future episode.

As for your second point re: Anderson distracting Sherlock from the bomb threat… I have a theory on the tip of my tongue but I can’t make it make sense… like… Anderson represents John, John distracts Sherlock, the bomb represented their feelings??? Something along those lines. So if we’re using the John’s Mind theory, my theory doesn’t make sense since John doesn’t know Sherlock is in love with him yet. Perhaps then this: Anderson represents the cases, the reason Sherlock returned. And Sherlock was distracted by those cases from the real threat of the bomb, hence Sherlock upset at Anderson. 

Bah, it’s weak, I know. But I actually don’t think that the conversation that took place ACTUALLY happened. But, I’m often wrong, so I concede if it is just Sherlock literally telling his side of the story.

As an aside, if this IS John’s thoughts, what does that say about John’s “final” thoughts before dying? Instead of his life flashing before his eyes, he’s thinking about how Sherlock survived the fall. Poor John.

                                                   so you say we are damned.
                                                              so what? I ask.

                                           so the sun dies in five billion years.
                                                           so we die in fifty.
                                        what is five billion years to an eternity?
                                              what is a lifetime to an eternity? 

                                                      so they are the same.
                                                       so we are damned.
                              so our stars will die long before the end of forever.
                                                    so I love you either way.

anonymous asked:

hello, I love reading your meta :) but there is a fact I want to poin out. you say that stiles being able to hold down werewolves is a sign of his somethingness, but derek being human also managed to restrain liam (without any support, while stiles had it), despite the fact that werewolves should be a lot stronger that humans (even if derek is supposed to be strong and liam is just a teenager). so stiles' unnatural strenght can be a sign, it also can be writers not paying attention to details :(

Of course it can be, and this is by no means the first time someone has pointed this out to me. I would be willing to dismiss it completely if it was just that one time, but it’s a clear pattern by now, making me thing there’s something to it. 

I would also like to point out these instances:

This is a funny moment, and because of that we don’t stop to really think about what just happened. The voltron!alpha is probably thickheaded and super-strong, so let’s just for a moment assume it’s like hitting a wall. Get a baseball bat and hit the wall - what happens? Does it splinter into tiny bits of wood like above? No - it hurts like a fuck is what it does. 

I’ve searched the web and watched grown men smash tv, laptops, cars and other hard surfaces to pieces using a wooden bat. never have i seen it turned to saw dust like this. Is it just because voltron alpha is so hard? I’m no physics major or anything, but i would assume it takes quite a bit of force and momentum to hit something hard enough to achieve this outcome. If anyone with knowledge will either confirm or shut this down i’d be grateful :)

Keeping Derek afloat in water while he was totally paralyzed for two hours. They were both wearing clothes and shoes that will serve to try and pull you down and certainly doesn’t promote buoyancy. And Derek is an alpha with a lot of bulk, so he’s probably heavy. Not saying you have to be super-human, but it’s still an impressive effort for a 147 pound 16 year old. 

Stopping werecoyote Malia about to smash the computer to bits by grabbing onto her hand. He stops her almost effortlessly. The camera also zooms in, to emphasize what he just did. 

Then there’s the scene you refer to, with him and Derek holding down an out of control werewolf. In this scenario the dialogue is adding to the scene drawing attention to it - and we’re left wondering  if it was in relation to Derek losing his powers or Stiles being stronger than expected. Perhaps it’s both. At this point Derek still has some juice left, so he’s not completely human.

Then there’s Derek ordering Stiles to hold down Scott when he’s about to experience the worst pain ever with the tattoo thing. Derek holds a steadying hand on Scott’s leg, but Stiles is left with the task of keeping Scott in the chair. There’s also the strange finger thing that i’m not really sure means anything. But Derek glances at Stiles after, as if making sure he’s ready.

Then there’s Stiles holding effortlessly on to the lacrosse stick with one hand while Coach is tugging on it with all his strength. 

Here he helps Scott hold down an almost feral Liam in the showers. They each grab onto a shoulder and keep him in place. There is no visible difference between Scott and Stiles’ ability to keep hold him down here. 

In additon there’s also the fact that he never seems to get hurt (at least not when supernatural elements are involved. The only time we see blood is when Gerard hits him and he crashes the jeep). 

dr,tl 

Not ruling it out as convenience of plot, but Stiles showing signs of more than human strength is a pretty consistent pattern making me think there’s more to it. 

Theo & Void-Stiles, what does it mean?

[So I took this outline from a reply to another person’s post, but I wanted to add a lot more.]

There’s about a thousand reasons why Stiles could still be ‘Void’ in some way. A popular theory was that there were 2 entities residing within Stiles; Void and Nogitsune. There’s some meta out here on this idea (x, x).

There’s three broad possibilities of what a ‘Void Stiles’ is or just what a ‘Void’ is in general. And none of the options are organic human.

  1. Technically if the Void was in Stiles and not in the Nogitsune (Voidception is another theory, it’s sort of vague and involves more possession) then there’s room to speculate that some amount of Void was left in him. It’s possible this entity is a supernatural ‘something’ (lol idk with this show anymore), and found it’s way into Stiles the first time he died (when he crashed his Jeep), and is somehow related to the Nemeton.
  2. We also can speculate from conversations with Noshiko and the others, that a Nogitsune is literally a ‘Void’ spirit, devoid of anything and essentially like a blackhole that will never stop eating. A theory I’m beginning to develop is that the Nogitsune found some part of Stiles’s mind/or/soul and planted itself there, and when he was expelled via le mouth y fly, it left some sort of imprint on his psyche. This ‘dark spot’ could act as a ‘Void’ in Stiles’ mind/or/soul, and we know that Stiles had violent thoughts before the possession, but never acted on them, so it’s possible now that he has a Void of his own that he’s beginning to act on it.
  3. Or did the Nogitsune ever really leave? Theo’s a trickster and could be playing Stiles by saying that the ‘Nogitsune is gone’. But I think the show would have thrown the Nogitsune aspect around a bit more and in front of our faces if that was true. A different type of possession or impression, such as a Void left behind or supernatural-nemeton relation makes more sense in the context we’re given.

And I feel like Theo reinforced this division between the ‘Nogtisune’ and ‘Void’, regardless of the true meaning of being ‘Void’. He clearly states that the Nogitsune is no longer there (in Stiles) but says he’s Void. That’s a distinction between the two, so I would say Stiles is Void, not a monster, but certainly not 100% human. Kind of like the quote from Noshiko, “More you than Nogitsune.” I think Stiles is now, “More you than Void.” But even that’s tenuous with the Scott/Stiles schism and the Theo vs Stiles fight, I’m beginning to think that Theo not only separated Stiles & Scott to exclude Scott form the pack and effectively kill him, but also to unhinge Stiles to a degree (tbh I also think he sent Donovan to be killed just to bring out Void Stiles).

But why does Theo want ‘skinny, pale, defenseless Stiles?’ There’s a lot of evidence supporting that Stiles isn’t just a human, most notably his super-strength and advanced intellect, and to ignore the bred crumbs that Jeff Davis has left behind concerning Stiles’ mental and physical state would be a crime against the character tbh. All of this season piled on the last is just SO MUCH EVIDENCE. I couldn’t list it out without making a mile long post.

And perhaps this less-than-human-Stiles is what Theo want’s. The intuitive, extremely observant, willing-to-kill-to-save-his-friends, strong, possibly telekinetic teenager who was possessed by one of the most twisted beings in Teen Wolf existence? That kind of intellect mixed with willingness to do what needs to be done– means that Stiles is a powerful force, and I’d like to issue a formal ‘thank you’ to Theo Raeken for realizing what a strong ally Stiles is.

Like honestly, Stiles’ self preservation has always been his strongest quality, his best trait. The only time he’s cast it aside has been for his friends or family, but when it’s him vs the world, he’ll pick himself every time. And I think that paired with his growing ‘Void’ side, is what drew Theo to wanting him in his ‘pack’.

What does this whole meta really mean? Stiles has a Void side that’s: REAL, strong, has some sort of supernatural ability, and there’s going to be more of him according to Jeff Davis. And it means that Theo has provoked Stiles’ condition in attempts to separate him from the people he cares about (it’s working tbh) and to gain a powerful ally (Void).

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