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Thoughts about Justin Foley

There is something that bothers in Justin’s story and the way people react to it. The truth is, Justin did let his friend rape his girlfriend and he did not do anything about it, I am not denying that.
However, Hannah was in the room and she did not do anything either. Reason? She was drunk and scared. And the truth is, so was Justin. I think both of them could have done something to stop Bryce but none of them did. Now, the problem is that people actually expected Justin to stop Bryce rather than Hannah. Why? Because this is what patriarchal society teaches us: the guy is supposed to defend his girl / a girl cannot defend herself or defend another girl against a guy. And that’s wrong. Truth it, Hannah is as guilty as Justin in all this, but people consider Hannah innocent mostly because she is a girl and she was scared whereas Justin, a guy, should have been strong, should have fought for his girl. 

I do believe Justin is more than just a guy who let his best friend force his way onto his girlfriend. He did it, that’s true, and he has no excuse. However, I think we still have a lot to learn from Justin’s character. He is a deeply troubled boy, caught up in a toxic friendship. Truth is, Bryce is behind all of Justin’s actions. That does not mean Justin’s innocent, that just means he’s been influenced by Bryce and I believe that is something to consider. 
Besides, regarding the fact that Justin lied to Jessica about what truly happens, I think it’s important to consider the fact that Justin, just like Hannah was traumatized. Hannah did not go to the police or told Jessica either. Both Justin and Hannah were silenced by trauma because that’s what violence does, that’s what rape does.

I actually had a course on rape and gender violence this year and we talked a lot about how victim-blaming is a major issue regarding the way people deal with rape. In a lot of rape cases, especially when the rapist was someone close to the rape survivor, the victim’s first move is to question themselves, to doubt themselves and to blame themselves. The victim’s first move isn’t always to blame the rapist, especially if they knew them. And I see a little of this in all this story. Jessica keeps hanging out with Bryce even when she finds out what he did and so does Justin, because at first, I don’t think they blame him. They’re both traumatized, they don’t think straight or rationnally. They don’t blame the right person. This is a very usual behavior when it comes to sexual assault and rape issues. Now all this is maybe just a theory, or some personnal thoughts but I can’t help and see a little of that in Justin and Jessica’s story. 

When I saw Justin leave his mom’s house with a gun, I was scared he would shoot himself, but I am glad he didn’t. Because I do believe Justin’s character can evolve, a lot. He still has a lot to learn, a lot to work on. He has to learn how not to depend on Bryce, how to stand up for himself and the people he loves. That’s why I think Justin, even if guilty, is still an interesting character.

[Please share your thoughts with me, and don’t hesitate to correct me if I’m wrong!]

Why Sherlock lost Euros game about Molly

Submitted to mizjoely 01/21/17. Food for thought!

Hello,

I’ve really loved the season finale, so much that I actually dread the idea of another season because it would (probably) smash the sherlolly feels that we had with this.

Anyway, I’ve been quite obsessed about why Euros said that Sherlock lost when he got the I love you from Molly. In Euros’ mind, what was that scene about?

Sure, it was to show that Sherlock was very emotionnal, but what would be the point in Euros game? To look at this, we have to look at the metaphor of the plane. I have a feeling that Euros, wasn’t necessarily interested in “landing” the plane. I’m more of the opinion, that what she really wanted was to have someone in the plane with her. And that someone in her mind was Sherlock. If I’m right about that, then the whole point of the game was to get Sherlock in the plane with her, meaning to have him disconnected from emotions and attachment. To do that, she elaborates a game that aims at having Sherlock to disconnect from any empathy that he has. The first two rooms dealt with morality and caring about consequences. In both cases, Sherlock remains emotionnaly detached, which is consistent with how he had behaved until then whenever a case was involved.

In this perspective, the role of the ILY scene is pretty clear. The next step in Sherlock’s deshumanisation is to further break his abiltiy to relate to people. How to do that? Show him that his relationships weakens him on the only plane that he is interested in: intellect. When Euros tells Sherlock he lost the game, it’s not because he hurt Molly and himself while there were no bombs in the flat. It’s because, he didn’t deduce that there were no bombs in the flat. She reinforces this with sayin “why would I be so clumsy?”. The clumsiness she is talking about is not the difficulty of having Molly’s flat rigged. Afterall, she did send a drone with a bomb in Sherlock’s flat, so there was no difficulty at all for her to do that.

In my opinion, when she talks about clumsiness, she actually tells Sherlock that she did give him a clue about Molly’s flat not being rigged. This clue is based on the coffin and her declaration. As Sherlock said about the coffin, Molly is practical about death. If she was to die in a bomb explosion, chances are, there won’t be enough body parts (sorry for the gory visual) to be buried. In that case, if Molly is practical about death, why would she ever need a coffin if there was nothing to put in it? So, the two clue that Euros gave Sherlock were in contradiction. If it was Molly’s coffin, then there couldn’t be bombs in her flat. If there are no bomb in Molly’s flat, then Sherlock doesn’t need to torture her and himself. The point of Euros in this is to show to Sherlock that because he was so afraid for Molly (because he loves her), he didn’t consider the riddle she gave him. He hurt Molly because he couldn’t distincly think about it. That’s why emotional context gets him every time. This is particularly vicious from Euros, because it enforces the idea that Sherlock cares, he causes further damage. The point of this is to have Sherlock detach himself from his attachment.

After this ordeal, Euros thought that Sherlock would retreat to an intellectual point of view (she said that Moriarty thought Sherlock would choose John, meaning that she thought that he wouldn’t). And in that case, of course the intellectual choice would have been to kill John: without Mycroft, both Sherlock and John would have gone to prison (a social death as it is), Rosie would have effectively lost her two parents with no one to protect her. If John died, yes Rosie would still be an orphan but Sherlock and Mycroft would still be there. But Sherlock didn’t make this choice.

The reason why he didn’t make this choice is because of course, he realised something that Euros didn’t : he really loves his friend and would do anything for them. Where Euros thought that Sherlock hurting Molly would make him retreat in his rationnality, it made him more attuned to his feelings. I think that Euros being the psychopath that she is, she doesn’t have a real grasp on what love is (either romantic or non romantic love). She completely missed how Sherlock would react and what the scene with Molly would do to him.

When Sherlock was told by Euros that he had lost. His reaction was to go to the coffin lead and put it on the coffin. I think that was then that he understood the clue given by Euros (coffin = no bomb). Him putting the lead on the coffin was him realising that his relationship with Molly might be over (as he hurt her deeply) because he missed the clue. Now, Sherlock is not demonstrative when he miss something. He is always calm (look at how he behaved when he realised that Irene Adler played him), goes into his mind. This is the first part of him going to the coffin lead and stroking it. Then, there is a complete change compared to what he usually does: he loses it. I think that what makes him lose it is that he realises that even if he’d gotten the clue about the bombs, he still would have made Molly say the words. Because he wouldn’t have taken the risk of being wrong and have her killed. He’d still  sacrifice their relationship and hurt her and himself than to be wrong about his deduction. And this is why he loses it. Because he understands that the only right choice is for him to sacrifice himself rather than take those kind of risks.

This realisation I think is how he is able to twist Euros’ arm in the last room, he made the choice to stick to what his heart tells him rather than what his mind tell him. This also how he figures out Euros’ metaphor and has the plane land.

Well, this has been long, I’m not sure everyone would agree but well, I needed to say it.

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Cuba, plage des caraïbes et anciennes voiture américaine digne de collection…

Mais Cuba à deux visage celui du tourisme magnifique et celui du quotidien, avec les carte de rationnement pour les habitants et des salaires plus que bas (20 CUC / mois pour l’avocat qui était aussi mon chauffeur de taxi)

characters evolution & who I think could be A ? part 1

Aria : I was a true beliver of Aria is A theories. I think her character became really messed up mentaly speaking. Her anger increased through seasons, and I think like it’s been said that she clearly have a personality disorder. 
It became so clear through season 3, 4 and 5.. remember her halucinations with Holbrock. 

And I think in a way she’s a Key to the uber plot because of her tense relationship with Mona and all the clues going around. Even if she’s not uber A, we don’t really know why she is attached to the girls, she seems always to know what’s going to happen, where the people are, what they want to do. She never has the time to study like the other girls, and I dont’ think it’s ezras’ fault, we never know her schedule REALLY…I mean her timeline is always weird (here’s a great video of best TVvideos  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=keMOAR4hssQ) I think Lucy Hale put some mystery in her character and her eyes makes the rest. If she is uber A I think it would be awsome and twisted and I really dont know what would be her motive. here’s a great theory : (http://ialreadydidit.tumblr.com/post/111395228098/arias-motive

I also love the idea of EZRIA couple as a bonnie and clyde mad couple. Forever together in crime. this storyline would be awsome. I always thought that they had the weirdest scenes together.

Ezra : so shady with his book, hislair… I think he could be A but the thing that bothers me is why showing him beeing A then goes back to the nice-Ezra? for me the shooting NY storyline was set up to get ezra out of this shady position easily. (I think both Ezra and Alison set this up i will explain it in another post ).

Beeing a victim to hide his true dedication to A/ or beeing A is genius. He could have set up Aria killing shana to gether back. it’s mad but think about this… Aria hated him because he was a bad guy, If she would become a bad person too by killing someone : It kind of rebalance thesituation. (it’s crack doubletwisted and evil I know) but it could explain why the forgiveness happened so fast.

whythe hell he needs cameras to writte a book ? It’s beyond a book and we all know that.