umbrella guns

THIS. THIS MADE ME SO ANGRY BECAUSE SHE’S BLAMING HIM AGAIN. SHE IS BLAMING A POOR KID THAT TRIED TO MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER FOR HIS GOD DAMN FAMILY AND ALL HE GETS IS THIS RESPONSE. LIKE DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT AGE HE WAS WHEN SHIT STARTED? WHEN EURUS KILLED REDBEARD AND HE HAD TO COMFORT AND CHANGE HIS BROTHER’S MEMORY. CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW GUILTY HE FELT? DO YOU THINK ABOUT HOW STRESSED THIS MAN IS ABOUT EVERYTHING AND THE FACT THAT HE IS RAISING YOUR GOD DAMN CHILDREN AND MAKES SURE THAT EURUS GETS WHAT SHE WANTS?
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN SHERLOCK WAS USING DRUGS? WHY AREN’T YOU MAKING A LIST? WHERE WERE YOU WHEN HE SEARCHED FOR HIS LITTLE BROTHER?
DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE IS ALWAYS WEARING THAT GUN-SWORD-UMBRELLA BECAUSE HE IS ALWAYS IN A DEFENSIVE MOOD BECAUSE WHEN HE TOOK THE JOB HE KNEW THE RISKS IT INVOLVED?
SO NO LADY, HE SOULDN’T HAVE DONE BETTER.
YOU SHOULD’VE RAISED YOUR CHILDREN.
YOU SHOULD’VE DONE BETTER. YOU SHOULD’VE THINK ABOUT THE BROTHER THAT RAISED YOUR OTHER CHILDREN WHEN YOU WEREN’T THERE.

My moms reaction to Sherlock S4

For clarification : My mom is a super casual viewer but she knows I ship Johnlock. After we rewatched S 1-TAB she low key ships them, too. (but she doesn’t know about tjlc) She doesn’t speak English so we watched it in german. Everything in this post is translated.

The six thatchers

Sherlock pretends he doesn’t know Thatcher:
Mom (suspicious): Why is he pretending?


Car seat boy:
Mom: Is this real? That’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen.
Me (in my head): just wait until you’ve watched everything…

Sherlock tells Mary how he found her:
Mom: couldn’t they have found her sooner. What did they do the whole time? Were they busy kissing?

Mary gets shot:
Mom: WHAT? Lets watch this scene again.

We watched it again:
Mom: Tell mevwhat really happened!
Me: This is what happened.
Mom: NO!

Mary dies
Mom: This was obviously staged. It looked like a play.


End of the episode:
Mom: Why wasn’t John in this one? The show isn’t called ‘Mary’


The lying detective

Mary appears on screen:
Mom: Not her again…

“but he’s our monster”
Mom: No Mary, you’re the monster!

“Is cup of tea a code?”
Mom: It is a code, isn’t it? Why should they mention it if it’s not?
Me: *dies*

John beating up Sherlock:
Mom (stops episode): John would never do that. Did Sherlock take that strange memory drug?

After the hug:
Mom: Did I miss something? Did they kiss? It looks like it…

End of the episode:
Mom: The child is dead.
Me: WHAT? WHY?
Mom: John imagines his dead wife and now his cjild conveniently disappeares when he’s busy?! The cild is dead.

The final problem:

“Welcome to the final problem”
Mom: It’s already satire.

Umbrella-sword-gun:
Mom: So when does the real episode start?

Patience granade:
Mom: The show is over. Either they’re dead or the show got so unbelievable they should just stop.

Mycroft reveals his captain disguise:
Mom: That’s too much!
Mom: *stops episode and walks away*
(She came back with cookies)

Every time Eurus is on screen:
Mom: I don’t get it.
Me: me neither.
(By the end of the episode it was an inside joke)

Sherlock hugs Eurus:
Mom: Why didn’t Sherlock ‘magical hug’ John, after Mary died. The whole second episode could have been avoided.

After the episode :
Mom: so they’re married now?

Jesus, this isn’t just about Johnlock for us, can’t people see that? The Final Problem literally made no sense. Nothing in this series did. Having a flowing, reasonable narrative like every other season but still no canon Johnlock would’ve made sense in the end. I wouldn’t have liked that, but at least the show would’ve been quality. But instead we got Mary as a plot device, Molly Hooper humiliated, a psycho sister who acts like Jigsaw, bleeding portraits, John beating the shit out of Sherlock, 12 broken Thatcher busts, continuity errors, cameramen in shots, Mycroft doing legwork, actors floating in and out between cuts, characters surviving grenade explosions, Sherlock ignoring John chained in a well, those chains miraculously disappearing, Sherlock having no memory of two other children in his life, slow-motion bullets, an Umbrella-Sword-Gun, and a low-budget final episode. You cannot argue that this isn’t true. You may have liked the series, but that doesn’t change the fact all these unrealistic things happened. I am way beyond confused. There was obviously always a possibility of no Johnlock, that’s why we called ourselves a conspiracy – you think we didn’t know we were the underdogs in that fight? Anyone messaging me or reblogging my posts to say “You just didn’t like series 4 because there’s no Johnlock” or “You’re the only people out there who don’t like TFP” can pull their heads out of their asses at any time and see this series was so incredibly different than anything we’ve seen them do so far, making it obvious why so many people don’t like it. This was an award-winning show. You think that’s going to continue? Because as it stands with these three episodes there’s no way this is going to live up to its name, and the absence of Johnlock has nothing to do with it.

Let’s talk for a second how in ‘The Final Problem’ when Mycroft was about to face off with a clown, how not only does his umbrella turn into a sword, but he saluted said Clown as if it were a proper match. 

mythaelogy  asked:

what were your favourite quotes/those with the most impact that you read this year?

 i’m expanding this to talk about poems and collections too because i am That Guy. 

POETRY COLLECTIONS and CHAPBOOKS

POEMS 

QUOTES

When I was in 5th grade, I arrived at school one day to find that everyone was on partial lockdown. Class wouldn’t start for a while, so everyone was hanging out in the hallways.

Of course, I tried to ask around and figure out why we were locked down, but the most I could get that was consistent was that there was something about a bus and a gun.

Class eventually started and we went through the day as usual. Everyone was allowed to go home after school.

The next day, everyone was buzzing about what had actually happened. Apparently, a man had boarded a public bus with what appeared to be a gun, which sent all of the nearby schools into lockdown. After intercepting him, the police discovered that it was an umbrella, not a gun.

4

EMP, and the focus of each episode

One of the weirdest things about series 4 was that it seemed to be missing a lot of the Sherlock/John dynamic (platonic or otherwise) that has always been at the center of each episode. And it’s not just that Mary and Rosie are present – we hardly see Rosie distract John from crime-solving at all, and Mary was already a major figure in series 3. I wouldn’t attribute it to Mary’s death, either; this weird shift in focus happened during TST, before anything traumatic happened to cause a rift between Sherlock and John. It felt like John was barely in TST at all, especially after he was such a constant presence in TAB.

So, let’s take the events in order:

TAB was definitely still about our two main leads. It started with a return to their first meeting, showed John neglecting Mary in favor of spending time with Sherlock, and featured such lines as “There’s always two of us” and “Why don’t you two just elope, for God’s sake?” It also painted John in a rather heroic light, even if he was kind of a dick to Mary:

Aside from the obvious ACD reference, the Victorian setting of this dream has been generally attributed to Sherlock’s suppressed feelings for John. He imagines them back in a time when homosexuality was illegal, so that the lack of a real-life, possible relationship doesn’t sting as much. This can also reflect how he sees John’s psyche: John is quite repressed, and doesn’t like talking about his feelings; this interpretation of John is actually quite comfortable in a Victorian setting.

But then we get to TST. I actually wrote something yesterday explaining why I think that TST is part of EMP, and at the same dream-level as TAB; what’s weird about this is the sudden shift of focus between the two episodes. Sherlock had his big “there’s always two of us” moment, dove off the waterfall, and told Mycroft that he didn’t need drugs anymore… and then suddenly Sherlock is ignoring both Mary and John while waiting for Moriarty to return, but the whole episode gets thrown into Mary backstory and ends up turning into a sort of spy movie. Mary is the star of the episode; John hardly speaks, and when he does, it’s to supplement her narrative.

I keep saying “spy movie” because that’s really what it is: we have assassins, double-crossing, an entire montage of traveling across the globe while adopting new disguises, even a physics-defying leap in front of a bullet. If you want a good example of a Sherlock-style take on a mysterious woman’s past life in international crime coming back to haunt her and ultimately resulting in her death, just watch TBB. This is tonally different.

One of the big things that threw me off about TST was the Samarra story; we’ve never heard Sherlock do voice-over narration that wasn’t directly related to a case or the best man speech. The closest thing I can think of is John’s narration in TAB, which just reinforces the idea that this episode is likewise in Sherlock’s head. The obvious metaphors of sharks and water, and the big heavy theme of predetermined fate, all make this a very interesting contemplation on the Mary situation. If this is a peek into Sherlock’s mind, well then the subject matter makes sense: he’s just been shot by Mary, and is trying to figure out what sort of other dangers she might pose. TAB was just to sort out Sherlock’s relationship with John, and it came to a neat conclusion (“there’s always two of us;” John won’t leave Sherlock when he needs him most), so TST is his way of figuring out what to do about Mary.

It doesn’t end well.

Unfortunately, Sherlock is probably on a lot of drugs at this point (either in the hospital or on the airplane, depending on what you think Reality is), and it starts to really show. While cocaine came up in TAB, and Sherlock started off TST with a “natural high,” TLD tackles intense drug use and dissociation from reality head-on.

There are a number of things going on here, which I think can be attributed to real-life drugs influencing Sherlock’s thought process. We have John’s issues with hallucinations, shown through Mary (who is still very threatening, if you ask me); Culverton Smith’s memory drug, which could possibly be invented by Sherlock’s brain to explain why he feels like he’s forgetting something important; Eurus’s disguises, and Sherlock/John’s inability to recognize her as a threat; and the crazy drug sequence which just emphasizes how much Sherlock is losing it.

We also see techniques such as slow motion or ambiguous cutting (like in the scene with the scalpel, or the flashes of TV clips), which add to the surreal feeling of the episode as a whole. The fact that things that shouldn’t be there are clearly shown, like Mary’s “ghost,” is also very unnerving. The “case” (if you can really call it one) isn’t very important, in the long run; instead, Sherlock’s deteriorating mental state is given full focus.

In short, TLD is all about Sherlock losing his grasp on reality.

Then we get to TFP, which I would argue is probably another dream-level down, if we haven’t already descended a few. This is because John gets shot at the end of TLD, and so the entirety of TFP might just take place inside John’s head, within Sherlock’s. (Like a dream-within-a-dream, but all imagined by Sherlock.)

Now, at first I was a little bit unsure of exactly what the focus of this episode is: is it Eurus? (Does Eurus even exist? I don’t think so.) It doesn’t seem to be John, nor Sherlock, really, not in the way that TLD focused on him.

Could it possibly be… Mycroft?

Now, of course, I’m not saying that the whole point of TFP is to provide some sort of deep character exploration of Mycroft Holmes, but he certainly gets more screentime than usual. He showed up as a source of advice for Sherlock in TAB and TST, but now is given the chance to do some real leg work. He is also responsible for the Holmes family dynamic, since he has been managing Eurus and Sherlock from childhood, while probably also doing damage control with the parents.

There are plenty of Mycroft moments in this episode: we open with him watching an old movie, then there’s the umbrella-sword-gun, him as the client, the flashback to his childhood with Eurus, the whole Lady Bracknell thing, the patience grenade, breaking into Sherrinford in disguise, and the “brother mine” moment where he offers to die. Personally, I enjoyed him more than any other character in the episode, just because the rest of them felt a little flat. Mycroft, on the other hand, seemed to be softened slightly, and so that at least was interesting to watch.

So, basically, I would explain EMP like this:

TAB – Sherlock examines his relationship with John

TST – Sherlock considers the potential dangers that Mary poses

TLD – *interlude as Sherlock starts really feeling the drugs/dying faster*

TFP – crazy nightmare with some family themes, through Sherlock’s relationship with Mycroft  (Eurus kind of came out of nowhere so I don’t think she counts as a deep familial bond)

This is why it doesn’t feel like the Sherlock-and-John show anymore. If we want to see that dynamic return, we’ve got to get back to reality first.

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anonymous asked:

May I have headcanons on how deku and his s/o would be at the beach?

  Izuku Midoriya :

- Brings the complete package : food, water, a bucket, towel and an umbrella.

- Water gun fun.

- Will attack his precious with splashes of water…but then it backfires and he gets soaked instead.

- “H-honey, i-isnt that a bit too revealing??”

- Blushes like crazy when he sees you in a bikini.

-“But Izuku it’s just a one piece?”

- Would invite his friends over for more fun but it’s totally okay if you don’t want to.

- He’d be the one to apply sunscreen on your back. Blushes like hell though and he’s visibly shaking for life.

- Oops I forgot to apply sunscreen to myself hahaha… now he’s redder than Todoroki’s fire.