this barely scratched the surface

 Now I want a chart of “people who have started shit with Nate Silver” and their various outcomes including:

  • Jim Leach- lost his house seat of 30 years
  • Bill Frist - retired from politics all together
  • Sam Wong- ate a bug on live television
  • The New York Time’s Politics Desk-  the subject of a multi-part series examining all the ways they were wrong
  • Ryan Grim-  made a public apology that included the key phrase that Nate Silver really wants to hear from his opponents: “You were right.”

anonymous asked:

I got into BTS today so I'm very new (to Kpop in general). What are their personalities like?

welcome to kpop and the bts fandom :) in terms of personalities, i really think you should find that out for yourself and decide based on your own thoughts rather than hearing it from me. it won’t be hard to see that they are all extremely loveable, hilarious, humble and down to earth. 

this is a good chance to catch up on bts content! i suggest you watch their bombs/episodes on their youtube channel as a first step in getting to know them. all of them are iconic so start wherever you like!

i also suggest you watch:

that’s only barely scratching the surface of all the good stuff bts has been on/done. but it’s a starting point! afterwards you should definitely check out some of their dvds which can all be found on @bangtanvideo​‘s tumblr under the dvd section. you should also watch some of their personal vlive’s bc there are some iconic ones :’) 

uhhhhh so, you probably just wanted me to describe each member but instead i shove this wall of text in your face, i’m sorry aksdkkd. this wasn’t a super comprehensive list but i hope it gives you somewhere to start!

anonymous asked:

Stumbled across your art recently, and I totally admire your work! As a complete noob to the digital art scene, I'd just like to ask whether you have any tips on colour picking (like for skin tones, under varied/dramatic lighting and such!). I have a ton of other things I want to ask, but I'll limit myself to one question and then try to google the rest, haha/ Thanks for sharing your art with us! ^^

ahh thank you so much! ♥ welcome to the digial art scene friend, i hope you enjoy your stay and ctrl + z

now onto your question! (if you don’t know what layer and layer modes are and how they generally work you should probably google that before you continue reading)

we all perceive colour differently (thx science) and i trust my intuition a lot when it comes to colour picking because of that, and also because i feel like you can make pretty much every colour combination work within the right context. context is key! but still, remember that all of this is about how i perceive colour, so you might not agree with everything i say.

here’s a quick rundown of terms you’ll see around a lot in reference to colours and shading: the hue, which is the ‘colour’ itself, the saturation aka the intensity, and the brightness [or value] which describes how dark or bright we perceive a colour to be.

rule of thumb: when you shade don’t just add black (or white) to your base colours, that will make your drawings boring and lifeless. use different hues and saturation!

now first things first: which skin colour does the character have?

you’ll mostly be navigating in the red to yellow spectrum for the skin tone. so when i pick the base colours i usually start with the skin and adjust the rest of the colours accordingly. if you’re not sure where to begin it might help if you first determine the values (brightness) of the base colours in grayscale.

and here are a few colour variations—i stuck to the approximate values but played around with a lot of different hues and levels of saturation.

now compare 3 and 5: you’ll notice that 3 is very bright and leans towards orange hues, whereas 5 has a pinkish tint.

on the left i gave 5 the hair colour of 3 and in my opinion the pink hue of the skin doesn’t go well with the orange undertone of the hair. you’ll have to experiment a lot to find out which combinations work for you.  

ctrl + u is your biggest friend (or image >> adjustments >> hue/saturation in photoshop, the shortcut works in sai and clip studio paint too). play with the sliders and see what happens. i do that a lot myself, because it’s easier to coordinate the colours like that afterwards instead of trying to manually pick perfectly matching ones right away.

for further adjustments i like to use an extra semi-transparent layer on top of everything with just a single colour to add atmospheric light. this unifies the colours and makes them more harmonious, if that’s what you’re looking for. this is about as far as i’d go if i didn’t want to shade the drawing.

if i do want to shade, especially with high contrasts and dramatic light, i darken the base by just adding an additional black layer, here set to 40% opacity. of course you could add a colour layer like the ones i mentioned previously too.

to create an impression of dramatic light you need a high contrast between light and dark areas (1). if i want additional visual intrest i often add secondary light which falls onto the main shadow areas. here i picked a faint greenish blue to balance out the yellow (2). and since light is at least partially reflected when it hits a surface you should add a faint glow that goes across the shadow/light border. i uses a mid-brown with a very soft brush on a layer set to overlay here (3).

for this shading style i like to use the layer mode colour dodge with lowered opacity + fill settings. for some layer modes opacity and fill do the exact same thing (e.g. for multiply or screen). however for colour dodge there’s a big difference:

a lowered opacity merely alters the transparency of the entire layer. that looks pretty awful sometimes, because the bright orange affects the dark of the hair much more intensely than the already brighter skin. but when you lower the fill percentage you primarily lower the amount of light that falls onto darker colours. so the layer’s opacity setting treats every colour equally whereas the fill setting takes their values into consideration. it might be hard to understand if you don’t try it out yourself, so just play around to get a feel for how it works!

and to summarise, here’s a process gif:

colour is an extremely big topic and i’ve only barely scratched the surface but i hope that still helped you out a little! the fastest way to learn is always to try things yourself, so grab a sketch and experiment. 👍

clarz  asked:

FINA your tag about niall!!!!! #why is he such a DILF in training? LITERALLY! half the time i look at niall and he is precious sunshine beanstalk boy and then the OTHER HALF he is... well... DILF in training! like ur friend's successful father who always treats you like a Real Adult and makes you feel all blushy and too young and too gangly and too awkward and is so kind to you that you almost feel guilty for wanting him to DO YOU AGAINST A WALL!! or something. yknow. whatever.

LOOK, THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS NIALL CAN BE!!!!!!!! FOR INSTANCE!!!!!

HOT YOUNG ASSISTANT FIELD HOCKEY COACH AT YOUR FANCY BOARDING SCHOOL WHO ALL THE OTHER GIRLS SAY DIRTY THINGS ABOUT IN THE LOCKER ROOM BUT YOU WOULD NEVER BC YOU RESPECT HIM AS A PERSON AND AS A MENTOR BUT MOSTLY BC YOU DON’T WANT TO GIVE AWAY HOW DESPERATELY OBSESSED WITH HIM YOU REALLY ARE:

YOUR FUN, RECENTLY-DIVORCED AUNT’S HOT YOUNG DOCUMENTARY-FILMMAKER BOYFRIEND WHO SITS NEXT TO YOU AROUND THE CROWDED THANKSGIVING TABLE WHILE YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH AND TRY NOT TO SAY ANYTHING STUPID OR LET YOUR THIGH TOUCH HIS:

YOUR DAD’S HOT YOUNG WORK COLLEAGUE WHO SHOWS UP TO YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH AN ENVELOPE FULL OF CASH FOR YOU AND THEN DISAPPEARS OUT ONTO THE PATIO TO DRINK LIGHT BEER AND TALK BUSINESS WITH THE GROWN UPS AND DOESN’T EVEN NOTICE YOU SIPPING ON A SHIRLEY TEMPLE AND MAKING EYES AT HIM:

THE NEW HOT, YOUNG, AND PAINFULLY EARNEST YOUTH PASTOR AND CHOIR DIRECTOR AT YOUR LOCAL MEGA-CHURCH WHO’S GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE THINKING VERY UNHOLY THOUGHTS:

YOUR HOT YOUNG DENTAL HYGIENIST WHO YOU RUN INTO AT A FESTIVAL WHILE HE’S A LITTLE DRUNK WITH ALL HIS HOT FRIENDS AND HE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME AND GIVES YOU A HUG AND REMINDS YOU TO FLOSS AND THEN YOU TRY TO CONVINCE YOUR MOM TO LET YOU WEAR A TUBE TOP TO YOUR NEXT ORTHODONTIST APPOINTMENT: 

YOUR BEST FRIEND’S OLDER BROTHER WHO’S HOME FROM SCHOOL FOR THE SUMMER SO YOU START ARRANGING A LOT OF SLEEPOVERS WITH UR FRIEND AND THEN ONE NIGHT YOU RUN INTO HIM IN THE KITCHEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHEN YOU’RE GETTING A GLASS OF WATER AND YOU GUYS END UP TALKING AND HE CONFESSES HOW BAD HE WANTS TO BE KAPPA SIG PRESIDENT NEXT YEAR AND HOW HE’S SCARED THAT JAGOFF CHAD’S GONNA GET INSTEAD CUZ HE’S A LEGACY:

Knuckles : Boxer!Ashton (Part 2)

sorry it took so long! special thank u to Ashley (@thesaltyspice) for helping me come up with ideas for this a million years ago xx

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four

“Look at that one.”

“That one over there?”

“Yeah,” you confirm with a pout. “I want it.”

Ashton chuckles and looks to you at his side. “That’s the fourth dog you’ve said you wanted since we got here.”

It’s true, but you can’t help it. You always get dog-envy at the farmers’ market, exposed to too many cute pups at once for your little heart to handle.

“We should get one,” you say passively, adoring a large german shepherd trotting by with its owner. “Y'know, if we ever live together.”

Ashton smirks, turning his head. “I love how you’re not even worried about scaring me with plans for the future.”

Your cheeks redden, having not noticed the implications when you said it. It’s only been three months since the fight that started it all, since you and Ashton agreed to give your relationship a title, and you suppose you should be more careful about vocalizing your whimsical thoughts. Your guard just naturally falls around him, the pressure to play safe wiped away by his equal and obvious feelings toward you. Talk of commitment doesn’t affect him the way it does most people. If Ashton was going to run, he would’ve done so by now.

You glance down at his fingers between yours, smiling because you don’t think he’s let go of your hand all day. With his hectic training schedule for another upcoming fight and your demanding attendance at university four days a week, the two of you have recently been missing each other more than actually seeing each other, and it appears Ashton wants to make up for lost time in the form of suffocating your palm–not that you mind. For someone whose fists can be classified as lethal weapons, he has quite a gentle grip when it comes to you.

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What are we waiting for?

Bucky Barnes x Female Reader

Warnings/Contains: kinda phone sex, ben wa balls and kegel exercises, slight wanda x reader in a platonic but slightly gay way, general awkwardness, dirty talk, vaginal sex, stripping, i think that’s all?

Word Count: 3762

i never know what half the shit i write even means, but here it is, it’s here and it’s happening, think of it what you will #godbless

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if you were to fix SU

so, obviously there’s a LOT to fix here… but if you guys were to fix SU, what would you change or where would you rewrite it from? here’s a tentative list i have in no particular order of importance:

  • MAKE IT NOT ENTIRELY FROM STEVEN’S PERSPECTIVE JFC 
  • nitpicky but?? i wanted Peedee to be there more often, i want him to be constantly doing a protest against the capitalist hellscape he lives in and go on a campaign to end child labor in Beach City against Mayor Dewey (make this an on-going thing throughout the series) 
  • make Pearl a villain; i think that she could “get away” with having this horrible abusive stuff she’s doing, if it was more clear that she isn’t right– i would make her ambiguous at first and then reveal other characters are uncomfortable with her actions, reveal Pearl as the abuser she is
  • change Sugilite’s design to better reflect Garnet and Amethyst and then make Coach Steven sympathize with her 
  • less Pearl-centered episodes, more Garnet ones– she’s essentially the leader, i want to see more arcs of her like how Teen Titans focused on how mysterious Robin was as a leader 
  • KEEP BISMUTH!! make Bismuth a main-stay character who lives in the forge and serves as a foil to the idolatry the CGs place on Rose, someone to say “it’s not that simple" 
  • focus more on Amethyst’s jealousy and issues of comparison and then resolve that by making Bismuth her mentor 
  • change up the dynamics: first off? have Amethyst leave the CGs and fuse with Jasper, it’s a much more cohesive abuse narrative that way– i envision it being a spiritual successor to the Terra Arc of the Teen Titans
  • i don’t want Lapis to be a terraformer, i actually like the idea that she was a reporter trapped on Earth in the mirror– i want PEARL to be the one who traumatized her and kept her there– i 100% want to change her design, i did design what i would do if she was a terraformer but i think it fits better if she was a reporter/data analyst working under BD
  • make it so that Rose wasn’t ready to go after the Diamonds, not that she didn’t want to, but that she was afraid of them retaliating 
  • CHANGE SOME OF THE DESIGNS??? Rose, Sugilite, Lapis, Peridot, Rainbow Quartz, Famethyst, a buuunch of designs I’d change
  • make Uncle Andy a guy who is upset about not being close to his family anymore because he’s gotten older and doesn’t have kids of his own, and resentful of Greg for that?? instead of a racist?? make him feel jealous that Greg’s made a new family and feel like he’s not important to him, a much more internal struggle about wanting to be close to someone but not knowing how to be 
  • i think it would be cool if Connie was half japanese 

i’m barely scratching the surface of what i’d personally do here, but there’s some changes that i’d make, feel free to reblog with your own! if you have any episode ideas or designs or anything like that, i wanna know!

I Need You Close (Cassian Andor x Reader)

Originally posted by forcewakens

He needed someone to love, and so did you. 

SPOILER FREE FIC (feat. brief angst but mostly fluffy fluff.)


“Well? Can you reprogram them?”

Cassian stood beside you, staring at a pile of Imperial droids. There were probably only three or four, but the way their gangly limbs tangled limply together made it seem like much more, and it was overwhelming. Cautiously, you approached them, and gave one a light tap with your foot for no reason at all.

“Possibly one. Maybe two. Not all of them. It’s going to take some trial and error to figure out how they tick.”

“Do you know how long it’ll take? This is a time sensitive matter.”

You turned to him and smiled. “It’s always a time sensitive matter, Captain. Give me a few hours to tinker around, and I’ll have a more definite answer by the end of the day.”

It was clear that your response wasn’t what he was looking for, but there was nothing that could be done to change it, and so, he gave you small nod. “I’ll come check up on you later.”

“Alright…and Captain,” you called out as he began to walk away. He stopped in his tracks and peered at you from over his shoulder. “Go to the medic and get that cut taken care of.”

Cassian furrowed his brow in confusion until you lightly tapped your temple. He brought his fingers up to the area on his own head and gingerly touched the wound, wincing slightly upon contact. It wasn’t anything too serious, but it was enough to require some sort of medical attention.

“Getting those droids wasn’t easy,” he replied hesitantly. It was the same tone of voice he used whenever someone was lost during a mission.

“Your efforts won’t go to waste.”

He looked as if he was going to reply, but strode out of the room, instead, leaving you alone with the droids and the guilt of not being upset over whoever it was that died, but rather, glad that it wasn’t him.

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okay but…this is infinitely better than the official clip…and lowkey looks like something out of a step up movie (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) conclusion: Cami & Mads are hot af & can actually dance…the official clip barely even scratched the surface of their moves… The BEST part about the official one is we get to see how gay Betty and Beronica are :)))))

Queer Self-Presentation and Auto-Sexuality in Yuri Plisetsky’s “Welcome to the Madness”

FIND THE META HERE!!

I’m currently working on this meta. I should be working on my PhD coursework (oops, my age is showing), but I’m so inspired by Yuri’s performance and the discourse that has cropped up around it.

For context, I study feminist/gender/queer theory and performance studies. So WttM was like catnip for me. I’ve already written 1,000 words and have barely scratched the surface…  so I’m going to break it up into parts. Oops!

I don’t know when it will be ready to post, so follow me or keep an eye on the #yoimeta and #wttm tags.

(Admittedly, I’m a bit nervous about throwing my hat into the Otayuri discourse, but I aim to make my analysis fair, balanced, and empathetic. My personal opinions aside, I follow both Otayuri and Anti-Otayuri blogs, and while I am relatively new to the YOI fandom in an active capacity, I’ve been following along for a couple of months and I’ve been involved in other fandoms with similar problems in the past. Anyway, I hope that no one will judge before reading because I think these kinds of analyses can help us to find common ground regardless of our shipping practices.)

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I read a couple of tags on a previous post about Helena giving the appearance of not knowing what’s going on when she clearly does - intentional or not, and for me, I had the hardest time trying to reconcile Helena’s sharpness and intelligence with the moments where she behaves like a child. Though these two traits seem like polar opposites, they can co-exist, and they do because of the kind of abuse that Helena’s gone through in the past. Helena did not experience healthy love or learn how to interact with others socially, so there is a certain way she behaves around people, a way that may come across to others as abnormal. But just because she didn’t have a chance to develop proper social skills doesn’t mean she’s unable to be a highly intelligent person. One doesn’t have to be emotionally stable to be smart, and Helena is a exceptionally clever individual, who has also suffered from emotional abuse and isolation.

Helena feels things deeply. I think she, in particular, out of all the clones, is very much astute and empathetic, and she’s aware of more than she lets on.

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Take for example, the finale of season 2 where she meets Cosima and Alison, and see the difference in how she responds to each of them: a little warmer to Cosima, a little colder towards Alison, based on how they react to her. Or how in the cantina after Sarah and Helena escape from the military camp in season 3, she sees her sister being down, knows it’s about Paul, and tries to reach out to her twin to comfort her.

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So yes, Helena is not dumb, nor is she emotionless. She does not have a low IQ or EQ. Just because she keeps silent and refuses to answer a question, or give the right answer to a question, doesn’t mean she can’t. Look at the expression we’re given when Art asks her what happened at the farm. (Thank you, Tatiana Maslany.) It’s not that she doesn’t know how to answer; it’s that she doesn’t want to answer. 

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If anything, I think Helena feels too much, and at times, doesn’t know what to do with all the emotions when it gets overwhelming. She doesn’t know the “proper” (or perhaps “conventional” is the better word) way to react, and because she expresses herself in a certain way, often a childlike manner, people sometimes form the impression that she’s “slow”. 

It may also be helpful to recognize that the way Helena responded to the interrogation of Art and the military is different from the way she responds in situations where she feels emotionally overwhelmed or in social circumstances where she isn’t familiar with the conventional way of responding. In the case of Art and the military, it required an intellectual response. She could have answered, but she refused to, preferring instead to draw stick figures or chase rabbit trails. It’s in situations dealing or resulting in too much emotion that Helena struggles with, and maybe we shouldn’t equate the level of one’s social training with the level of one’s intelligence, because they’re not the same.

anonymous asked:

"Cas is in love with humanity" - but what it really means is "Cas is in love with Dean." --- One could say I am "in love with queer" but what it really means is "I am in love with my girlfriend." --- It just sounds like Cas's awkward family trying to find the most awkward way to explain that Cas is now part of the 'humanity+ community' without actually acknowledging his human boyfriend or his own 'human-ness.'

I’ll be honest I stumbled a bit with this ask. But I think I get it. the homophobic family trying to create a disconnect between the actual person, and the idea as a whole. Its like when people describe their queer family member as having a “lifestyle choice” rather than actually accepting them as a queer person who was born queer. 

This fits in with something I was discussing with @godshipsit not too long ago. We talked about how the way the angels treat Cas and his “love for humanity/Dean” is a giant metaphor for homophobia and the struggle that LGBTQ+ people have with coming out to their own homophobic families. 

Check out this post for a nice summary of this metaphor with some very obvious examples. 

This has been in place since the beginning of Cas’s story arc though, with his “considering disobedience” and referring to Anna for advice (Anna the angel who choose to fall, rejected her family for “human things” such as sex), being his decision to come out of the closet and break away from the controlling family he belonged to.

Other moments such as this great line: “You’re the famous spanner in the works. Honestly, I think you came off the line with a crack in your chassis. You have never done what you were told. Not completely.” can easily be seen as a homophobic person talking about how they always thought their queer family member was ‘different’. It has only become more prominent since Cas and the angels truly parted ways in season 10, with the angels forcing Cas to choose between them and Dean each time, threatening violence against him when he chose Dean, and going so far as to try to “cure” him. 

We have often mused about how exactly the other angels see Cas and Dean’s relationship. With it being pretty clear in the subtext that they feel there is a sexual relationship there (11x02 demonstrated this quite clearly as did 12x10). So progressing on from this thought to seeing the metaphor of a homophobic family trying to “cure” the queer relative is suddenly really obvious and it makes Cas’s entire relationship with his angelic siblings all the more sinister… especially now that he has gone back to heaven to face them in 12x15.

It is even clearer when you look at how the other angels treat Dean in the later seasons. They are always threatening him or using him as a means to manipulate Cas. It is never Sam that they threaten to kill, because the angels don’t see Sam as the same kind of threat as they see Dean. In their eyes, Dean is the human whose “touch corrupts” and who is responsibly for Castiel going down this path to disgrace. Naomi, Metatron, Ishim, they all went after Dean in order to “cure” Cas in their own way. Thinking that by getting Dean out of the picture, Cas would go back to the way he was before he “fell”. 

Basically, you barely have to scratch the surface to find this metaphor, but once you see it, its impossible to un-see. Cas is the queer man, trying to find happiness with his lover, but who is constantly threatened by his homophobic and powerful family, who will seemingly stop at nothing to get him back in the closet… going so far as to torture him, brainwash him (conversion therapy much?), kill his lover and even try genital mutilation. 

Its pretty fucking grim. But its right there in the subtext. 

Happy Allism Awareness Month!

We’re all “aware” allism exists by now of course. We’ve seen the puzzle piece bumper stickers, and the “Light it up Taupe” campaigns. But how many people, who don’t have a child with allism, really understand what it’s like?

Here’s what Allism Speaks has to say about it:

“Allism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability. It affects a child’s ability to communicate and interact socially with others. It can affect learning, movement, and decision-making skills.

“Allism first appears in infancy or early childhood, when developmental milestones start being missed. The individuation process, where children develop their own sense of identity and purpose separate from their parents, isn’t complete until adulthood even in normal children.

“But where a normal child begins to develop their own interests and engage fully with the physical world in infancy, a child suffering from allism often will not begin this process until the teenage years. Parents may despair of their children ever being able to live independently.

“Communication delays are harder to diagnose, but become clearer as the years go on. A child with allism will continue to babble meaninglessly until as late an age as five or six. Some psychologists believe this is linked to the lack of attention or interest in the world around them.

“They theorize that it is not just that children with allism are slow to develop meaningful language, but that they actually have no concrete topics to talk about. Or more accurately,  that they lack a sufficiently deep understanding of the world around them to communicate meaningfully about it and their experiences in it.”

That barely scratches the surface! This month, I’ll be blogging about what life is like when you work with children with allism, in the hopes that we can all learn to be a little more compassionate and supportive of the trials that allism causes, and work together towards a cure for this frustrating condition.

Ajay couldn’t have killed Harker

This started because of a post someone made that I can’t find anymore about gloves and Ajay’s injury.

I’m certain that Ajay wasn’t the only one after the Tatchers.

The first one is Welsborough’s bust: taken outside because there is no light in the room, thrown unto the ground outside to break it. No causality (we suppose that this is Ajay’s work).

The second and third ones were definitely broken by Ajay: he throws it on the floor to break it and injured himself because he was manipulating one of the busts with his bare hands. As he’s left-handed, this is his left hand that has a rather enormous bandage.

Number four and number five however are different. Miss Harker is killed to begin with by a sharp blade outside her house.

LESTRADE: Defensive wounds on her face and hands. Throat cut,sharp blade.

SHERLOCK: The same thing inside the house? The bust?
LESTRADE: Two of them this time.

If we focus on her clothes and her slippers, we can safely assume that she was spotted by the killer and attempted to run away. And she probably got spotted because she woke up, heard the busts being smashed with a hammer and tried to see where all the noise came from.

Ajay however usually take the bust with him to break it outside. The last one wasn’t supposed to be smashed, he was just going to take it with him.

And Ajay? He wouldn’t have attacked this woman with a blade after running after her.

He has a gun. He has a gun but no blade and he can’t wear gloves with his bandages.

The murderer however was wearing gloves and came with a hammer to smash the busts and a knife if they needed to kill anyone.

So, in that respect, we can safely say that Ajay is innocent for this murder and that there was someone else after the busts and what was inside.

In fact, we can argue that Ajay did everything in his burglary to reduce the risk of being spotted and having to injure anyone while the murderer’s modus operandi was bound to create a witness, and then force the burglar into killing the witness.

So, who is the one who killed that woman? Whose hand is this?

Well, there aren’t many options, are they?

A woman who has every interest in finding these busts, a woman who has spent enough time with Craig to at least ask him where all the busts were like Sherlock ultimetely will (he’s very slow in this episode, he admits it himself).

We can even think the gloves are the same.

How did she know there was going to be an AGRA memory key inside?This is very unlikely, only Ajay could have known the truth. Then why? I don’t know, she could have been mistaken like Sherlock and assume she was going to find the Black Pearl of the Borgias.

More likely, she went after the busts because Sherlock assured her they had to be linked to Moriarty. That’s surely why she’s decided to act.

But there is totally more that what meets the eyes in this case. Sherlock has barely scratched the surface.

anonymous asked:

why are you so mean to manfred

You want to know why I don’t like Manfred von Karma? Alrighty then, buckle up friend because I’m going to show you everything that shows Manfred von Karma’s abuse towards his children.

Let’s start I think with this:

Miles more than respects Manfred von Karma, he reveres him and refers to him as “the God of Prosecuting”

How does Manfred treat Miles though?

he verbally abuses him, and because miles goes completely silent and does not object to it, it’s pretty plain to see that this is a regular occurrence.

I spoke a little about this on twitter earlier:

This is something that applies to all interactions with Manfred von Karma, everyone from the Judge to detective Gumshoe.

i mean this is how he chooses to describe defence attorneys

When asked about Miles, he says this

So. As i said before, “respect me (as an authority) or i will not respect you (as a human being)”.

Speaking of actually, I want to talk about these exchanges between him and Gumshoe:

all it takes to turn gumshoe into a stuttering apologetic mess is a snap of his fingers. Do you know what this reminds me of? classical conditioning.

I have no doubt he did the exact same thing to Miles, especially considering this exchange from before

notice how manfred snaps his fingers and miles goes silent? exactly the same as how pacifica reacts to the bell.

This is barely scratching the surface of course, and I actually think this exchange is the most telling comment that shows Miles’ abuse.

Now then lets see. Miles’ style of dress has completely changed, and his goal in life used to be to become a defence attorney… but instead he became a prosecutor.

Withdrawn is probably the word I would choose if I had to describe Miles in a single word. Miles has absolutely no idea how to express joy (recall his ‘woop’ attempt) and as for eye contact? Take a look for yourself as to how good he is at holding that

but of course, miles is not the only one who was abused by Manfred von Karma - has two children, after all.

Miles’ abuse was very direct and very malicious, but there is more than one way to abuse a child.

you know i dont even know where to begin with talking about franziska’s abuse lmao but ok lets try

In his children…

franziska talks all about the unrealistic expectations that were placed on her at the end of jfa so like, i dont even need to talk about this

she was forced to be something she was not because there would be consequences if she disappointed her father, it just simply was not an option. that’s extremely abusive parenting

and lets not forget his neglect! whilst manfred was off busy making miles’ life a living hell and verbally abusing him at every chance he got, franziska was ignored and shoved aside

“i’ll consider it” he went to miles’ first trial to make sure that he performs perfectly, whereas franziska’s debut is just an afterthought to him. n e g l e c t

and lets not forget how he pitted his children against each other and made franziska feel like she had to prove herself worthy of her own name !



so, to answer your question: why am i so mean to manfred? Because he’s a disgusting abusive asshole and I hate him ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

No Regrets (Part 6)

Here we go again. There is so much pressure for me to write well I don’t know how I’m still alive. I still enjoy it and I do hope you like it!

Word count: 2.5k (geez, more and more every time!)

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@shamvictoria11 Is this what you thought would happen?

Originally posted by feueriosa



You needed another couple of days away from work. You’ve barely been back from your days off and you’ve already had enough of the drama. SHIELD used to be such a ‘boring’ place to work! That’s what you loved about it, there wasn’t much of the usual office relationship drama. That is until you allowed yourself to fall for Bucky. Everything went downhill from there.

You tried working from home but there was only so much you could do. There were classified data to be examined and SHIELD’s network had extra security software to make sure this information didn’t leak; you couldn’t risk handling that kind of intel outside a secure server. So as much as you wanted to stay in bed in your pyjamas watching Netflix you now had to get up and go to work. Yeah, it was not a prospect you were looking forward to but let’s be honest here – broken heart is not a real injury. You can’t pull a sickie because of that.

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