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Want to instill doubt in someone? “Change minor details in their surroundings.”

Yes, this post is about Sherlock. Specifically, about the reason for all of those pesky set design flaws that grew larger and larger as series 4 progressed.

For example, the skull picture we normally see…

…turns into this.

Or when Ella’s office looked like this…

…but turned into this.

There are hundreds of examples but how about simply one more.

John’s flat looked like this…

…but turned into this.

If you watch Many Happy Returns, which takes place before Series 3, you’ll see John’s front door doesn’t actually exist under the staircase – that was an unnecessary change in Series 4.

So what do all of these changes have to do with making an impression on the audience?  Well.  Everything.

When you want to get a group of people to doubt their own memory – or to plant new ones – you have to change things about what they already know, but don’t let on that you’ve changed anything.

And who does this for a living?

Derren Brown, the illusionist who had a cameo in The Empty Hearse. He’s also a very good friend of Mark Gatiss’. He has a fascinating video you can watch about this exact technique I’m explaining. By changing details visually, one can change how people doubt their own abilities to perceive reality, and also question their own memories.

Do you know all the outrageous things series 4 fed us?

– Mary is just an ordinary housewife with a good heart
– John would never save Sherlock from a serial killer
– John would beat Sherlock senseless
– Sherlock simply needs love from family to complete him
– John has a bunch of friends that love to look after his baby
– John would blame Sherlock for any harm befalling Mary
– John would easily forgive Mary for shooting his best friend in cold blood
– Mary knows Sherlock and John better than anyone ever could

These things blatantly contradict everything we’ve ever known about these characters. Still don’t believe Mary is a manipulative psychopath? Go read the HLV script; it just made its rounds on the internet today.

You’ve been wondering why series 4 is so screwed up, narratively and visually? It has a purpose. It is to make the audience doubt – to make the audience doubt their own ability to comprehend reality.

Is it working?

Top Ten Underrated Horror Movies (Part 10/10)

We have finally made it to the end

What could my top choice be?

There are so many great movies out there, but when I decided to make this list, I knew there was only one more that would fill my number one slot and throughout the process of making the list, that number one pick never changed.

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1. American Mary (2012)

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Yes, my top choice also features the amazingly talented Katharine Isabelle.

I found this move either at the end of 2015 or just the beginning of 2016, but once I saw it, it bumped right up my list to favorite horror movies ever. Not just underrated, but IN GENERAL.

It stars Katharine Isabelle and is the revenge movie to end all revenge movies. It is wonderfully twisted and fucked up in all the right ways, like every horror movie should be.

Isabelle plays the role of a medical student, who is going through financial problems, but determined to succeed in her chosen profession.

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Desperate for money to pay her bills, she decides to seek work as a stripper, but because she is a medical student, she is instead offered $5000 to save a man’s life, after being beaten.

Needing the money, she does so, but is immediately struck with disgust returns home, in complete panic over the ordeal. 

She is offered quite a bit more money to perform a surgery, which would involve removing a girl’s nipples and labia, to appear more like a human doll. She offered $10,000 and an extra $2,000 to just show up.

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Despite the way she felt at the strip club, she agrees and successfully performs the surgery.

Some time passes and during her residency, she is invited to a party, where she gets drugged and sexually assaulted at by her former teacher.

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Unable to cope with the attack, she drops out of medical school and goes back to the strip club, where she pays workers to bring her attacker to her.

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She starts working at the strip club and starts working full time as a surgeon for consensual body modification, all while continuing to torture her attacker on the side.

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This movie takes a new spin on revenge story and as I have said before in my number two pick, Katharine Isabelle is hypnotic on the screen and when she is acting, your eyes stay on her and only her.

What I have explained is only part of the plot and I will not give the rest away, because the element of surprise needs to be there if you intend to watch this.

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It is written and directed by the Soska sisters who had a cameo in the film, shown above. 

I have never fallen in love with a horror movie so quickly before and I urge you all to give it a chance, because not a lot of people have heard of this movie and it is such a visual masterpiece.

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I will say this though, the climax and ending happens a bit fast and because of that, it does end a little underwhelming, which is a shame, because everything else is just so flawless and absolutely chilling.

I repeat, absolutely chilling.

Watch the trailer and see for yourself. If you are as intrigued as I was, you will find a way to see this movie.


I spy with my little eye…A CERTAIN BOY GENIUS.

Looks like Dexter loves The Human Fist as much as Robotboy, Tommy, Lola, and Gus.

anonymous asked:

you keep saying u "started" preath and like ??????? i dont understand why because u didn't??? in fact there were many people who "shipped" them first and then one day u just come out like "guys i think i did something...... PREATH" it's so weird and embarrassing

“Many people who shipped them” honey where?! There were like five of us. Lmao.

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hmm… cypress bronte hasn’t been active on instagram ‘til recently (or has he?)

headcanon: cypress bronte deleted any vaguely teddy king related photo on his instagram after their death (there used to be A LOT more posts on his insta)

@maxbronte @unrulyrojas @shegotbored 

“Television History”: Ghostwatch & Sherlock?

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This is more a post on possibilities and how shows can play with audiences– the theories that ‘Moriarty’ could ‘hack’ into the BBC actually have some sort of precedent. 

In 1992, Ghostwatch aired on BBC news, a reality/horror/mockumentary posing as LIVE TELEVISION. Michael Parkinson, a genuine BBC News Presenter chaired the programme, adding to the authenticity. 

The complaints! The fury! But, it got people talking. And people still remember it.

And interestingly, Russell T. Davies’ Doctor Who even gave Ghostwatch a cameo, and had a bit of fun with it:

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In the Doctor Who episode “Army of Ghosts” (2006), “ghosts” were regularly appearing all over the planet, and a programme called Ghostwatch was presented by Alistair Appleton. The BBC also created a tie-in website for the show. (x)”

Ghostwatch

Ghostwatch is the website for the fictional television programme Ghostwatch featured in the episode “Army of Ghosts”. The tie-in website for the programme is presented as if the programme were real and features several sections, including a game, a “Ghost report” and sightings from “viewers”. The front page also tells people that the programme is shown on “BBC One 12pm, 7pm daily. GHOSTWATCH UPDATE - BBC Three 23.15.” A ghost sighting has been filed by the mysterious David Roberts, who wants proof of the ghosts’ existence (and whose name is also attached to a text message within the tie-in game, warning not to trust the ghosts).

The tie-in game contains several references to other episodes in the accompanying text messages, and the instrumental version of “Song for Ten” (as heard in “School Reunion”). The game involves directing the on-screen investigator to various locations and controlling remote cameras to collect data on the “ghosts”. (x)


Well, we know they’re already toying with ‘tie-in websites’ on Sherlock. There’s a lot of opportunity to play with the audience even more.

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Kevyn Aucoin was one of Hollywood’s top makeup artists, almost a celebrity on his own right (he even did a cameo in “Sex & The City” as himself), who had the power to not only beautify, but also, completely transform people. He died in 2001.
Gwyneth Paltrow as Faye Dunaway, Andie McDowall as Anna May Wong, Isabella Rossellini as Alla Nazimova, Demi Moore as Clara Bow, Winona Ryder as Elizabeth Taylor, Courtney Love as Jean Harlow, Julia Roberts as Julie Christie, Christina Ricci as Edith Piaf and Julianne Moore as Twiggy.

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Had fun speed-doodling with brushes and experimenting with the tablet.

Howdy, Pardner!

We’d love that! We have gotten a couple asks every now and then asking if a partner could be playable, but you can probably guess how likely we think that is. But an Assist? That sounds just perfect! We’re big fans of the Paper Mario games here, and the Mario’s partners are some of the most memorable and lovable characters we know. So let’s do a quick (read: not actually that quick) run through of each of Mario’s companions and see how they could potentially fit into Smash!

Let’s start with your first companions in each of the first two Paper Mario games: the scholarly Goombas, Goombario and Goombella!

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Ava DuVernay promises her upcoming 13 episode miniseries Queen Sugar will have all female directors.

She mentions that (some? all?) will come from the black independent scene. Some likely contenders: 

  • Tina Mabry director of Mississippi Damned which DuVernay’s distribution company helped to release on Netflix.
  • Victoria Mahoney director of Yelling to the Sky who is friends with DuVernay and had a brief cameo in the Say Yes short she made. 
  • Julie Dash director of Daughters of the Dust. DuVernay has repeatedly cited her as an inspiration to her and her work. 

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the WOY finale a lot, but why weren’t the other villains there? I really thought they were gonna show up and help the rebels out because, dang it, it’s their galaxy too. But we never saw any of them after The Bad Neighbors, except Emperor Awesome who had a cameo in The Sick Day, but he wasn’t there for the finale. 

Where did everyone go? Did they really just give up, flee the galaxy, and find new jobs as orbble juice station attendants or something?

THIS IS WHY WE NEED A THIRD SEASON.

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We’re doing a sequel!

people are already commenting on my “bioware characters that deserved better” post with shit like “quit being mean 2 bioware because they didn’t write them the way you wanted” like lmao okay but look at a character like alistair—who has had appearances in every DA game and even a comic book spin off—and look at zevran–who got a really buggy cameo in DA2 and was ultimately shafted from further appearances in games because “bioware can’t think of a way to give him anymore cameos.” look at orsino who had a really ooc change of heart and resorted to blood magic when just two minutes before he was hopeful about the rebellion and was so against using blood magic only to use it so the mage side of DA2 would have the same number of boss battles as the templar side. and don’t even get me started on thane krios, who bioware actually admitted they forgot he was a love interest in ME3 and killed him in a really cheap way that didn’t really make sense (assassin that could kill you with his pinky literally walking up to shoot kai leng with a gun two feet from his face??? please). 

these are just a few examples, but don’t try to tell me bioware doesn’t treat some of their characters like shit. 

15 Reasons Why Pretty Little Liars And Scream Are Basically The Same Show

By Clíona Nic Dhomhnaill

***SPOILER ALERT***

If you are not up to date with PLL or Scream do not read on..or do, I don’t care.

1. Murder.

I know this point is pretty obvious. The two shows are based on a serial killer so naturally they are pretty similar.

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2. Masked killer.

In both shows the killer is wearing a mask and dressed in all black. Creepy much?

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3. Smells like teen spirit.

The serial killer in both PLL  and Scream target teenagers. Of course there are a few exceptions but the main victims of both shows are teenagers and they are both aimed at a teenage audience.

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4. Technology.

In both PLL and Scream the killer uses technology such as anonymous texts and phone calls/ viral videos etc to taunt the people he’s after.  In PLL ‘A’ is constantly sending Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer anonymous texts or emails with threatening messages. Similarly in Scream, Nina gets sent videos of herself and creepy texts right before she is murdered, Emma also gets harassed by the killer with phone calls and threatening messages.

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5. First victim was a hated bitch.

In Scream, characters such as Audrey and Noah are almost relieved that Nina is dead because she made everyone’s life in school a living hell. Alison DiLaurentis in Pretty Little Liars is also a major biotch who had it coming apparently.

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 6. Mandatory Lesbian.

Both programmes have to keep it up-to-date and show a bit of variety and equality in this day and age so of course the way to do that is to put a gay character in your show.

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7. Lesbian’s girlfriend gets murdered.

Unfortunately the lesbians in PLL and Scream can’t catch a break. Audrey’s girlfriend Rachel (Scream) and Emily’s girlfriend Maya (PLL) both become a victim of the killers in these two gruesome shows.

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 8. Hot for teacher.

As if things weren’t hot enough with all the murdering and lesbian action, both producers thought something was missing…ah yes a hot young male teacher banging a hotter, younger, female student. Perfect. Aria and Mr. Fitz forever, Brooke and Mr. Branson/Palmer for never.

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 9. Parent working closely with/for police.

How convenient is it when your mother works with the police station so you can get classified information on the murders of your friends/classmates with such ease. Lucky for Emily (PLL) to have her mam literally work in the police station with the keys to the building and access to all the files. And let’s not forget Emma’s mam Daisy/Maggie (Scream) who is the town’s pathologist and can tell her daughter about the mysterious causes of death and suspicious looking murder scenes.

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10. Parent getting even closer to the police.

Yep. In both shows somebody’s mother is doing it with the sheriff. Hanna’s mam takes one for the team and has a hot affair with Detective Wilden in PLL to keep Hanna from being arrested. In a more innocent version of that, Emma’s mam seems to actually be in love with Clark, the Sheriff she’s ‘dating’.

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 11. Stereotypical brainy Asian.

Because white people can never be THAT smart. Mona from PLL and Riley fro Scream both show that you can be a nerd and also stylish. Who knew?

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12. Tech wiz.

And I’m not just talking knows how to set up Windows 10, kinda techy. I mean full on, can break through firewalls, decode passwords and trackdown IP addresses in 30 seconds kinda techy. Caleb (PLL) and Noah (Scream) show us it’s cool to be a computer nerd.

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 13. They literally share an actor.

Carlson Young, the beautiful blonde who plays Brooke Maddox in Scream also had a little cameo in PLL. Remember that bitch who gave Sean a lift to school in her cheerleader outfit that Hanna later stalked on the PLL version of Facebook? Yep, that was our Brooke.

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14. Caleb and Kieran look freakishly alike.

I don’t know if it’s the awkward amount of facial hair or the eyebrows but it’s weird. Seriously, look it up.

15. The killer is their abandoned/deranged sister.

Like literally the exact same connection. Cece is Alison’s sister (PLL) who was abandoned because her dad couldn’t accept that she was a transgender and Piper was Emma’s half sister (Scream) who was given up for adoption because her mother – Emma’s mother – was too young to look after her. (And her dad was also a mass murderer but ok)

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Three River Episodes that Should’ve Been:

With the first River/Doctor solo episode less than a week away (!!!!) I’ve been thinking back on all the times River could’ve and frankly should’ve had a solo episode before now and it all came out like this.

Planet of the Dead

David Tennant was leaving the role as the Tenth Doctor, finishing off his Who legacy with a handful of Specials sprinkled over 2009 and this was the second one. It would’ve been so ideal for River to have popped up at Easter and fulfilled solo on screen adventure with Ten before he exploded into regeneration-ville. And think about it: the companion we do have is Lady Christina de Souza. She’s a Lady, a thief, she enjoys taking the lead in her scenes with Ten, there’s an element of attraction where she plants one on him, and her Lady to his Lord is played up symbolically because they’re trying to give a sense of her being his equal in the episode. All of those things are what River Song does later and, with more heart, does better. It would’ve been far more rewarding to have River in place of Christina to further flesh out pre-Library!River and the River/Ten (and River/future!Doctors) dynamic. I keep thinking how I can see River pulling off the Cup of Athelstan heist and then getting stuck on San Helios and having her archaeology skills come into play to figure out the mystery of the planet and what happened to it.

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Matt Smith’s second Christmas Special. Eleven just married River Song in the previous season finale and left Amy and Rory believing him dead, without knowing River would pop off after the Byzantium and set them straight. Why the hell is he off running around without his wife and telling Madge Arwell he has no family? He’s got River, who know is the only other person in on their secret! He should’ve been spending this Christmas with her and then, at the end, when he finally comes to his senses and decides to tell Amy and Rory the truth Family Pond the whole gets to have Christmas dinner together because Amy and Rory saved two empty seats.

The Snowmen

Matt Smith’s third Christmas Special, right after the Angel sends Rory back to 1938 New York and Amy elects to go with him, leaving the Doctor devastated. Problem is, River was also devastated, but she stayed strong for him and wanted to help him through the loss of his best friends, even though said friends were also her parents. She even inspires the Afterword, both for Amy and the Doctor’s memory of the last page. Unfortunately, after that moment, she doesn’t make another appearance in TATM. Fine, okay, but then she’s also vanished in “The Snowmen” and the Doctor has retired to a cloud. It’s unclear what happened to River until “The Name of the Doctor,” which seems to imply there’s been a huge time jump and he took her to Darillium and lost her shortly after losing her parents. Very not cool. This episode should have been a transition between the Ponds and Clara, allowing the Doctor and more importantly River to grieve openly, since she didn’t get that at the end of the previous episode and Eleven only realizes at the end that he was being a selfish twit. It could’ve ended with River leaving because she needed her own space and some kind of cheeky clue leading into 7x06, where the Doctor could’ve kicked off the second part of the season by finding the next Clara echo. Much as I love Clara (and “The Snowmen” is, of today, my favorite Christmas episode–though that might change in a week), it was so very unfair to jump right into her storyline like that right after Christmas and write River out without a word or allowing her to properly mourn. River lost her parents, wasn’t even in the last few minutes of TATM, and then was swept under the rug in the very next episode and right up until the end of the season just to get Clara into the mix and that was not right.

And while I’m at it, a handful of instances that weren’t necessarily “River episodes,” but should’ve had River in cameo or at least referenced:

  • The Girl Who Waited: Amy proclaims she hates the Doctor for not coming back for her in time on Apalapucia. This is a woman who has spent decades on her own, the time has allowed her to think of every way the Doctor has let her down, and she is incredibly hardened by that that it takes her own past self to break through. It really does not make sense that Old Amy didn’t bring up Melody/River among her reasons for hating the Doctor.
  • Pond Life: it covers four months in Amy and Rory’s home life and despite the title, still manages to cover more of the Doctor’s perspective than theirs. Why couldn’t River have appeared a couple times, either during the Doctor’s adventures or visiting her parents?
  • Asylum of the Daleks: while Amy’s infertility issues due to Kovarian and Demon’s Run are understandable and, given her characterization, “giving Rory up” was totally in character, River should’ve at least been mentioned because Amy and Rory did have a biological child. She should’ve been brought up and their complex feelings over her kidnapping and their inability to raise her like a normal set of parents should’ve been talked about as a part of Amy’s and Rory’s perspectives on the near-divorce and infertility and where they could go from there once that much needed hashing out occurred.
  • Dinosaurs on a Spaceship: when Nefertit asks Amy if the Doctor has a Queen, Amy should’ve proudly told her that yes he does and that Queen is her very own daughter!
  • The Power of Three: a literal year is spent in Amy and Rory’s life. A year that aliens slowly invaded Earth and the Doctor lived with them. River should’ve popped in for visits (whether via a cameo from Kingston or a body double during montage scenes), sent mail, had a phone call (one-sided or voiceover depending on Kingston’s availability), and definitely showed up for her parents’ big anniversary party!
  • P.S.: this is the most egregious of all by actually replacing the established character of River with the just-made-up character of Anthony, recycling the “grandkid that’s older than you bit is super weird” joke, and not even so much as referencing River let along allowing her to be with Anthony when Rory’s goodbye letter is hand delivered. Giving her grandfather closure should’ve been River’s moment, with her brother at her side as a bonus. How beautiful would that have been?

Judith Reeves-Stevens is well known for her involvement with the Star Trek franchise. In addition to having written twenty “Star Trek” books with her husband Garfield, including six novels on their own, ten novels with William Shatner, and four non-fiction volumes detailing the production history of the franchise, she acted as an executive story editor and co-producer on the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise. She and her husband are among the series writers who had cameos in "These Are the Voyages…”, the final episode of Enterprise. - Memory Alpha