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It had almost escaped my notice that it is now May, the month that dooms to a heartbroken death 99% of characters from folk ballads. So, if you suspect you may be a character from a folk ballad, for your own safety: 

don’t fall in love, don’t go by the river, don’t go to the sea, don’t talk to sailors, don’t gamble, don’t ramble, don’t go North, don’t go North-West, don’t stand in the wind, don’t dance with anyone named Sally, Sue, Mary, Ann, or Barbara, don’t go to the pub (but if you do go to the pub at least don’t drink, and if you do drink at least pay for your own drink, and if you are absolutely broke and have to let someone else pay for your drink then at the very least do try not to forget to toast everyone you know whom you think might be there very loudly and possibly multiple times), don’t lend money, don’t borrow money, don’t wish you had more money, don’t make plans to make more money, don’t start working for a new employer, absolutely do believe anyone who says they will try to kill you, curse you, or maim you, absolutely do believe anyone who says you might die, turn down every invitation to go a-hunting, horse-riding, or a-courting, be wary of flute players you meet on your path, don’t dance with satanic men in black coats, don’t marry off your daughters to the first man who’ll have them, and don’t promise your true love any herbs you can’t readily plant and gather in your own garden. 

There. That should just about cover you for 31 days. Heed the warnings and you may have a chance to last the month. Good luck.

Gabrielle Union as Mary Jane Paul - Being Mary Jane 

Rutina Wesley as Nova Bordelon - Queen Sugar 

Sonequa Martin-Green as Lt. Cmdr. Rainsford - Star Trek Discovery 

Viola Davis as Annalise Keating - How to Get Away W/ Murder 

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon - Empire 

Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson - Suits 

Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead 

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope - Scandal 

Zethu Dlomo as Madi Scott - Black Sails 

Christina Jackson as Sally Ann Lewis - Outsiders 

Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet - Still Star-Crossed 

Kylie Bunbury as Ginny Baker - Pitch 

Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee - Underground

list #2 

SHERLOCK SEASON 5 HAS BEEN CONFIRMED (kinda)

Steven Moffat: “I’ll assume we’ll come back”


Me: *Dies*

Sherlock characters Hogwarts houses (Opinion list)

Always that disclaimer of “disagree If you must, just don’t think I care enough to argue about it”. Enjoy.

Slytherin…

Sherlock: I’ve gone over this many times but I guess I’ll go over it once again. A lot of people assume that he is a Ravenclaw because he’s smart. False. Sherlock Holmes is a textbook Slytherin. Yes he’s smart, but he’s smart about what HE likes to know. In the books for example he doesn’t care to even know that earth revolves around the sun & he even goes as far to say that he doesn’t care to even remember the fact. A Ravenclaw would NOT act like that. Sherlock is just a snarky, sarcastic, SOB who has very singleminded goals and aspirations. He isn’t a bookworm if the book doesn’t pertain to what he’s doing at the moment.

Mycroft Holmes: He’s fantastic for a sarcastic one liner. He’s like Sherlock but he’s even more of an asshole in my opinion. He and Sherlock constantly try to one up each other, but they don’t have similar goals necessarily so it never gets too rough. Totally a Slytherin.

Mary Watson: Two words… DECEIVED EVERYONE. She’s fantastic. Also very resourceful and has straightforward goals / aspirations.

Gryffindor…

John Watson: He’s brave, daring & it takes a bit of recklessness to follow after Sherlock. Absolutely brilliant friend. I just feel like Gryffindors would do the John thing and just make faces if they disagreed 😂

Greg Lestrade: Also a very obvious Gryffindor. Courageous and daring. He’s very friendly and seems like he would be popular with other humans.

Hufflepuff…

Mrs. Hudson: She’s just a cute little puff. Ya gotta love Mrs. Hudson. Fave. PLUS she just kind of loves Sherlock & that’s just a cute little like family Slytherin/hufflepuff thing ya feel ❤️

Mixed houses…

Molly Hooper: This is only based on the show BECAUSE THERE IS NO MOLLY HOOPER IN THE FREAKING BOOKS. Anyways… she’s like a mix between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. She’s absolutely brilliant at what she does so I’ll credit that to Ravenclaw. She’s got hufflepuff traits too though like she’s loyal (even when Sherlock is awful to her lol), she’s a hard worker, she’s V PATIENT (with Sherlock again lol). Like idk she’s both in my mind. She doesn’t fit in just one house.

Jim Moriarty: This is gonna be an unpopular opinion to many because he’s the bad guy… but I wouldn’t say he’s 100% Slytherin. Like yes his goal is to beat Sherlock, but he’s kinda brilliant and he’s got the cocky thing from Gryffindor. So like he’s a Gryffindor/Slytherin/Ravenclaw. He’s so calculated and ingenious, but again he’s a cocky bastard & he’s very straightforward with his goals aka he has one goal in a sense.

Squibs…

Anderson and Sally: I loath them. They don’t deserve to go to Hogwarts.

how about a season where Sarah Paulson just plays literally every character

oh! or even better - all the vets (Sarah, Lily Rabe, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Francis Conroy, Dennis O'Hare, etc) just play all their characters from the last 7 seasons and have some Orphan Black style mega trip

The Women of Sherlock

God though, the women of Sherlock are SO GREAT. 

Sally Donovan: accomplished policewoman who answers to no one and takes immense pride in her job ridding the world of bad people. Has a sass walk that would light outer space on fire. +200 kink points.

Mrs. Hudson: a woman who used to be married to a drug lord and has a freakin read Aston Martin that she stuffs unruly men into. Listens to hard rock while she vacuums. Uses Sherlock’s handcuffs to do dirty stuff, +200 kink points.

Molly Hooper: a damn DOCTOR who makes the world’s most impossible man say the most impossible words in the entire world. Also she puts her hands in dead stuff like I put my hands in Hawaiian Seduction bodywash. Puts everyone else’s well being before her own because she is just that freakin good hearted, just that freakin strong.  Stabs idiots with plastic forks. Likes riding crops, +200 king points.

Irene Adler: The Woman who BEAT Sherlock Holmes, who has her thumb on the secrets of the rich and powerful, and who looks damned good while using those secrets to her advantage. Also likes riding crops, +200 kink points.

Lady Smallwood: A very powerful woman working in the highest security office in MI6, mature in age yet makes no bones about hitting on her equally powerful male coworker, +200 kink points.

Vivian Norbury: A woman who’s worked her way into the deepest corners of international espionage and isn’t afraid to kill to get what she wants.

Mary Watson: An international mercenary for hire who can shoot the center of a coin in mid air, bakes her own bread, LIKES Sherlock Holmes, is a master of disguise, uses firearms way better than any man in this whole show, +900 kink points cause goddamn Mary is AWESOME and you know John likes a little role play in the bedroom.

Eurus Holmes: Literally the smartest, most dangerous, most hypnotic, most clever creature on the entire planet Earth. Can have a complete stranger on their hands and knees, begging for instructions on how she wishes them to burn the world down, all this with the flutter of her eyelashes and mere gentle suggestion.  Able to sexually charm the Universe if she wishes. Made Jim Moriarty her BFF and did the sexy glass dance with him before he spent years of his life doing her bidding.  +9000 kink points, lvl up, achievement unlocked, game credits role, thank you for playing.

I mean, DAMN…the women of Sherlock may not have massive air time, but their characters are so filled with wonder, love, flaws, intelligence, sexyness, and just all around badassness.  We should celebrate the women of this silly show, because they really do nail down ridiculous hot air balloon that is Sherlock.

Mary: Who would most likely confess while drunk?

Janine: Molly, for sure.

Sally: Yes she would.

Molly: I feel like my image is being dirtied here.

Irene: Not as dirty as Sherlock and you will be once you get that boy in bed!

5

I just want to talk about female directors as well: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Amma Asante — we have to celebrate these women. [Selma] is about embracing the vote, utilizing the vote. Support these women, vote for them at the box office

David Oyelowo accepting the NAACP IMAGE Award for Best Actor for Selma

David Oyelowo directed by women filmography

Circles dir. Sonia Castang - 2001
Tomorrow La Scala! dir. Francesca Joseph - 2002
Shoot the Messenger dir.  Ngozi Onwurah - 2006
Rage dir. Sally Potter - 2009
96 Minutes dir. Aimee Lagos - 2011
Middle of Nowhere dir. Ava DuVernay - 2012
Selma dir. Ava DuVernay - 2014
9 Kisses dir. Elaine Constantine - 2014
Five Nights in Main dir. Maris Curran - 2015
Nina dir. Cynthia Mort - 2015
Queen of Katwe dir. Mira Nair - 2016
A United Kingdom dir. Amma Asante - 2016
August 28th: A Day In the Life of a People - Ava DuVernay - 2016
Untitled Hurricane Katrina Project dir. Ava DuVernay - ????