who said i have a problem

LISTEN UP TUMBLR, THINGS NEED TO BE SET STRAIGHT.

In light of my post trying to spread some harmless positivity towards white, straight, and male groups, and the hate I’m getting over it, I feel this needs to be said.

EVERYONE HAS PROBLEMS. YOUR RACE, YOUR GENDER, AND YOUR SEXUALITY DOES NOT MAKE YOUR PROBLEMS ANY LESS THAN SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS DIFFERENT RACE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY.

  • WHITES HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE PROUD OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR CULTURE AS MUCH AS NON-WHITES
  • STRAIGHTS HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO HAVE PRIDE AS NON-STRAIGHTS.
  • MEN HAVE JUST AS MANY RIGHTS AS WOMEN.

If you’ve caught yourself saying any of the following, please reconsider your life choices:

  • “All white/straight/male people should die.”
  • “Women deserve equal rights!” “Oh but she shouldn’t be punished so harshly for x crime because she’s not a man.”
  • “Men can’t be raped/women can’t be racist.”
  • “Black people/non-white people can’t be racist.” “You can’t be racist to white people.”
  • “You can’t be sexist to men.”
  • “Straight people don’t matter.”
  • “Your opinion doesn’t matter because you’re white/straight/a male”

If you have said any of these things, I hate to break it to you buddy, but you’re either Racist, Sexist/Misogynist, or Heterophobic (for lack of a better word). 

Lets stop this toxic mind set. Equality is not thinking this way about anyone.

  • “I hate black people” VS “I hate white people.”
  • “I hate gay people” VS “I hate straight people.”
  • “I hate men” VS “I hate women.”

THEY ARE THE SAME FUCKING THING. ONE THING IS NOT OKAY TO SAY AND THE OTHER NOT OKAY TO SAY. THEY ARE BOTH NOT OKAY TO SAY. YOU SHOULDN’T SAY THIS AT ALL. PERIOD.

  • Don’t shit on people for spreading black/non-white positivity
  • Don’t shit on people for spreading gay/non-straight positivity
  • Don’t shit on people for spreading female positivity

BUT ALSO DON’T

  • Don’t shit on people for spreading white positivity
  • Don’t shit on people for spreading straight positivity
  • Don’t shit on people for spreading male positivity

There is no excuse for this toxic behavior. If you can’t grasp that NONE of this is okay, then you have a serious problem. 

You are the problem.

It’s not that fucking hard to learn how to be nice to each other. You wanna be equal? Start by stopping hate based on these things.

And one last note, I don’t care who they are, or what they’ve said. Under no circumstances is it ever okay to tell someone to kill themselves for voicing an opinion. IT IS NEVER OKAY TO TELL ANOTHER LIVING BREATHING HUMAN BEING TO GO KILL THEMSELVES OR TO MAKE DEATH THREATS TO THEM JUST BECAUSE YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THEM.

Wake the fuck up.

AND A DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT MEANT TO PUT ANYONE DOWN. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF OFFENDED BY IT, RETHINK YOUR OFFENCE AND TRY AGAIN. IF ANYTHING THIS IS TO EDUCATE PEOPLE.

I hate that in Supergirl 2x14 I actually fucking agree with Mon el. Like Cadmus had Jeremiah for years and suddenly he turns up (the producers said the DEO has been searching for him all season even though it was never shown on screen. realistic.) and nobody thinks that maybe he is under Cadmus’s control and should be vetted before receiving FULL ACCESS??? I know that Alex is overwhelmed by having her father back, but she’s a very intelligent and rational woman. I hope that in the episode she comes to realize that family loyalty isn’t the real problem. The real issue is LOGICAL AND RATIONAL SUSPICION. Realistically, no one who has been captured by the enemy and has returned will get automatic reinstating without some sort of investigation.

hisoka will kill leorio

Up until now, Hisoka’s role in Hunter has been pretty ambiguous - Being some kind of mentor to Gon more often than not. Knowing about the limitations Gon imposed on himself in order to defeat Neferpitou , how could it not be tempting for Hisoka to push Gon over the edge - giving Gon the highest possible level of resolve, making him into the perfect opponent? I mean in the scene with illumis conversation with killua

he was thinking about who to kill to get a bonus out of it first he said if alluka doesnt die but illumi does and he’s not hated by killua thene even if gon comes back he wont get any bonus so he thought that killing alluka and making killua hate him and killing killua to get illumi to hate him might be the best choice of action so he would have no problem killing someone to get 

a person to hate him and getting himself a bonus in their fight  and inspring someone to get stronger so why wouldnt he do that to gon kill someone gon cares about in order to get gon to hate him especially since he knows about what happened Neferpitou  and killing leorio would givve gon a reason to get stronger

and leorio and gon have a close relationship which has been shown to the hunters and hisoka would know about that and have seen that 

plus  its well known that leorio punched ging in the face because he didnt want to go visit gon

 . heck there is a theory that part of the reason why hisoka is killing members of the phantom troupe in order to give chrollo a reason  to get stronger 

he is killing to get excitement and inticipation “. He is ecstatic that Chrollo could turn out to be better than he could ever imagine. This is actually very important and more complex than it first appears, for as a chronic manipulator Hisoka prides himself as a master in reading people, and as one can deduce from past events, rated the spider organization as a whole as beneath The Zodiacs (think: why didn’t he pursue anyone else in the spider after Chrollo has been disabled and instead turned his attention to the Zodiacs in the election arc?) excluding Chrollo (and maybe Machi).This view could stem from two reasons: first, as an egotist himself, he feels that the family/friendly dynamics of the Spider makes for weak individuals. Some members of the Spider are relatively weak if working solo, reliance on backup and complementary powers makes them inflexible when someone gets the drop on them (this is proven with Machi’s quick defeat along with Shalnark and Kortopi’s quick demise), and thus uninteresting as opponents for duels; second, the Spider as a whole lacks something that almost all strong people in this world have in common “want”, and the will to achieve them in “life”, although seemingly hedonistic, their core belief was still derivative of their Meteor City origin, while they expanded their ideology from being “pariahs” who only retaliate to “bandits” who take what they can from others. Their will is still reactive rather than a primary urge to “want” (they want what was taken from them, rather than what they don’t have), evidence being that they usually steal things on a whim and then get bored with them soon later, and that everyone, including the leadership, place no value on their very lives and were ready to die anytime without regret.They as a group have gotten so far on resentments of those outsider their group and massive talents of their leadership and members, but they will always be at a disadvantage when fighting someone with pure intent like a true Hunter like Ging (the first rule of being a pro Hunter is that a Hunter must “Hunt” something) or Hisoka himself (anyone who read Steel Ball Run will know this as the concept of “dark will”). Chrollo, by all intents and purposes, should fit in to the mold of this lesser tier, so it makes sense for Hisoka’s early interest in fighting him as he believed back then Chrollo is already the strongest he can be due to him having seemingly no drive to get stronger. However, after fighting and losing to Chrollo’s new and improved abilities first hand, something clicked in Hisoka’s mind. He would simply have to force a reason out of Chrollo to make him give the fight of a lifetime, by pressing his berserk button through killing his true companions. Being the father to his men he is, Chrollo will advance his abilities beyond Hisoka’s wildest dreams, with the bonus that every time one is dead the next one will advance accordingly in power due to hatred stacking.”

and learning about what got gon to make te  condiiton the death of someone he admired he would want to get gon to hate him  by killing someone gon loves and it wouldnt be killua because he sees potential in killua to give him a good fight so he would want to save killua for later to give him a good fight.

so the best option is leorio given that hisoka would know about leorio and gons relationship from the scenes in the pic above and that ging doesnt realy care about gon ( so  Idoubt he would go after ging like how he wouldnt go after illumi to get killua angry ) so leorio would be the best option to hisoka

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cornbreadcrumbs  asked:

In regards to Jorah, I have an idea on why Martin uses him and what can be learned by his role in the story. Jorah is a deconstruction of the classic courtly love trope. The Knight who loves a lady who cannot be with him. Except in ASOIAF, he's the Westeros equivalent of a neckbeard. He's entitled, whiny, selfish and dangerously reckless. He's always putting women on pedestals, and he's always disappointed they don't appreciate it. Maybe its Martin saying "Look how toxic this way of thinking is"

And to follow up that idea, perhaps so many people defend Jorah because so many men in real life have this problem. They don’t treat women as people, but more as QUEENS that they also have a right to sexually since they are always bowing and scraping for them. Except that this thinking is self serving and self destructive and it gets you no where. Guys who act like that are childish assholes. Just some thoughts on good ole Jorah.”

Well said, and I agree that’s what GRRM’s going for, but to borrow from Roger Ebert, it’s not so much what Jorah’s about as how he’s about it. Right off the bat, slavery is the wrong crime to build that character around–it’s too far, too much, too removed from his context, and instead of establishing a characterization about romantic entitlement, it seems to set a foundation for interrogating his larger moral lapses, yet this doesn’t really go anywhere. There’s no catharsis or tie-in to a bigger picture; you don’t get the same rich contextual understanding of a Victarion or a Littlefinger, where you really see how social forces and their own sins have intertwined. There’s also the problem that Jorah is by far the most prominent supporting character in Dany’s storyline, and I feel there was a lost opportunity to give her someone to play off in a more sincere, varied, and just plain interesting way. Finally, ADWD adds basically nothing to Jorah’s characterization, despite (or because) being our first time with him outside Dany’s POV. He’s got the same goals for the same reasons and is willing to do the same things. At least with Tyrion’s depression, we’re in his head so we get to feel it (this is why I was honestly expecting Jorah to be a POV in ADWD, but nope). 

Basically, I don’t think Jorah’s story is properly structured or executed as a critique, even though all the elements are there. So instead, the elements just become unpleasant actions, icky motivations, and story-deadening scenes, with no real payoff. I don’t feel rewarded for the investment, is what I’m saying. 

  • I love u all but please stop asking me about the whole black/white situation. Race is a touchy subject and i do not want any negativity on this blog. The boys will be with who they want no matter what color their skin is. They have said it themselves they dont judge based on appearance. And everyone in that fandom who is upset with Ethan's choice in celeb crush needs to chill obviously Ethan isn't gonna be with Nicki shes 34 years old and he's still a minor we all have celebrity crushes I dont think its a problem that he has one to.

I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, referring to online activism as ‘slacktivism’ devalues the voices of the poor and the disabled, who cannot participate in other forms of activism for numerous reasons. Their voices are not unworthy just because they are online. Are there problems with online activism? Yes. There are problems with many different types of activism. That does not suddenly render it useless, and mean you should stop speaking up and calling out bigotry that you see on the internet from your peers. If you have a platform in which to speak, and want to use it, you absolutely should. If you are able to do more, do so. Do not silence those who can not.

i wish i learned younger that one good night among thirty bad ones doesn’t make a good relationship. i know. she bought you something nice. he took you out to your favorite place. but that doesn’t forgive what she said last night. and that doesn’t fix that he never listens. you don’t have to stay with them just because they did something nice for you - and the fact you feel you have to pay them back is proof enough they’ve trained you into thinking you have to earn nice things. the person who is right for you will just want to see you happy, no strings attached. they’ll listen to your problems and yes maybe buy you flowers to say sorry but more importantly they’ll change what hurt you. i know we were raised to forget he lied because of a boombox he lifted above his head but at some point he’s no longer admitting he was wrong - he’s just paying for you to no longer be allowed to be annoyed by it.

I saw a post about self diagnosis the other day and there were multiple people in the notes complaining about how “thanks to tumblr’s encouragement of self diagnosis, people don’t actually believe I’m mentally ill”

Tumblr was founded in 2007. Do you really think people with mental illnesses were never disbelieved or disrespected until tumblr came along?

Like, one person said their parents told them they didn’t actually have anxiety bc “All the kids nowadays say they have anxiety” so they were mad at self-diagnosing people on tumblr bc of it and like.. I’ve got bad news for you but my parents were saying that to me back in 2002, before tumblr and before widespread and easily accessible information about mental illness was on the internet.

A microblogging website isn’t the cause of your problems. The people who are being disrespectful to you about your mental illness are.

People who don’t respect/disbelieve those who say they struggle with mental illness have been around since way before tumblr was even a thing and they’d still be doing it even if tumblr had never existed bc that’s just the way people who are mentally ill have always been treated.

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YO Here is a track I wrote for a fictional band in Hiveswap called THE GRUBBLES

Andrew asked me like… a year and change ago to write a couple of songs that two of the characters in the game would play in their band. The concept was “two teens recording songs in their garage.” I’d been in a bunch of bad garage bands as a teen so it was like… “my time has finally come.” 

The writing process behind this was fun because I got to sit there and go “OK, how did I write songs when I was 14 or w/e” and it literally came down to like picking whatever note i thought sounded cool. So thats exactly what I did. 

At some point during the process Andrew said to me he didn’t want the trolls to have “canon voices” but that presented a problem for a song style that would heavily rely on vocals. Like its one dude who produces tracks and a dude who sings so… yikes? But the workaround i came up with was that Xefros’s Auto-tune mic distorts his voice so much you cant understand the words he’s saying. The inspiration for this is like… literally every band who does this. So what you end up with is this sort of nonsense sound that COULD be someone saying something but like ???????? I used a lot of different effects so if theres anything you hear that resembles human voice its me going “blehlelhbvelhlehlboovlgogla” etc through a vocoder. 

So Far So Good™ but it still needed some extra stuff to push it into the like sweet spot of “wow this really sucks” but still in the “i kinda like it” zone. At some point andrew was like “hey can you beat box” and i responded truthfully “oh um no” to which he said, enthusiastically “even better.”

The final push, and arguably the thing that makes it sound ANY sort of good is my friend @jeffliujeffliu​ on guitar! I loved the work he did for Steven’s band in “STEVEN AND THE STEVENS” and I was like this is perfect. He came over to my place a few weeks ago and recorded some guitar stuff tracks for me that I had written out in advance, and I had him adlib some stuff too to edit in. Anyway, after some splicing and effects etc we have this track and a few more (that you’ll hear after the game comes out)

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: my friend (and coworker) @skullmandible wrote some lyrics and had the idea to make a like… cheesy windows moviemaker style lyrics video because whats being in a bad band without an equally awful social media presence.

Hope you like it!

Vilde: Hi Isak, not to be a gossip, but I just thought I’d tell you, because you have a thing with him, and then you’d perhaps like to know, but I’ve heard that Even has mental problems/is a psychopath.

Isak: Where did you hear that?

Vilde: Someone who went to Bakka with him last year said he totally snapped and wrote a lot of crazy stuff on the revue’s wall and stuff.

Isak: Ok

Vilde: Just thought you’d like to know

Isak: Why would I want to know that?

Vilde: Because if i had a thing with someone and they had a reputation, then I’d like to know about it.

Isak: Ok. What if you fuck up then

Would you like people spreading rumors about you a year later?

Grow up, Vilde

Vilde: Hello, you don’t need to be mad, I just told you as a friend

In 2010 you were so concerned with figuring out how Sherlock survived the pool scene you didn’t notice the romance between Sherlock and John. In 2012 you were so concerned with figuring out how Sherlock survived the fall you didn’t notice the romance between Sherlock and John. In 2014 you were so concerned with figuring out how Moriarty could be back you didn’t notice the romance between Sherlock and John. Now here we come to The Final Problem, the problem Moriarty told him about all those years ago: burning the heart out of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock said “I’ve been reliably informed I do not have one”. Moriarty, who strapped John to a bomb, had a sharp reply. “We both know that’s not true.”

Any guesses as to what love story The Final Problem will contain, or have you simply been too distracted to notice the pattern?

Please stop

Before I start, I should say I ship both gay and straight ships in the overwatch fandom. I’m probably going to get a lot of shit for posting this, but this is how I feel.

I love to see LGBTQ+ people getting more recognition and respect, I really do. You all deserve it after all the shit you’ve gotten in the past.

But that doesn’t make it okay to shame people who like straight ships. There are people out there that are attracted to the opposite gender. Shocker, I know.

Honestly, as a heterosexual girl, I always feel like an outcast in the Overwatch community. I don’t just ship straight ships. I’m not homophobic. I’ve always said, even though I’m not attracted to the same sex, if it’s other people’s preference, I have no problems with it.

McHanzo is OTP. I like Reaper76. But the second I say that I like Gency or Symmrat, people label me as homophobic.

Please, just stop. Stop shaming people for shipping straight ships. Overwatch is supposed to be all about accepting and embracing our differences. Not flaming each other over them.

What Skam Does Right: an essay by me because i’ve lost all chill

so there’s an infinate number of “““teen””” shows and films that deal with “““teen””” problems that are aimed at The Youths to try and tell us how to deal with our own lives. and there’s some obvious issues that we all know and love like when it’s written by 40-somethings who think the way they experienced highschool in 1979 is how it works now and generally have no clue about modern teen culture, slang, fashion, life, everything, etc.

that said, there’s still a lot of media that manages to avoid being like that. but i still think skam takes it to another level, like yeah, by how it’s marketed and the use of social media and everything the fandom has already discussed at length, but also the way the narrative structures ignorance as a concept.

often a narrative focused on Teaching Life Lessons has a clear character representing the Bad Ideas and a clear character representing the Good Ideas. makes sense, we want these troubled teens to know right from wrong, and they’re not smart enough to understand anything thats not a totally black-and-white plot filled with two-dimensional sterotypes right?? right. so say in a typical coming out narrative we have the Highschool Bully or the Shitty Parent or Religious Zealot or someone similar, and they spurt ALL the bad ideas, all the homophobia and ignorance, and the audience knows they’re wrong because they’re framed to be Evil and their beliefs Evil and everything they do is Evil. then we have the character, often a protagonist, who is Gay and Struggling and has Never Done Anything Wrong Ever. in the end, good overcomes evil and yay teenagers learn that queers are like people or something. then switch ‘gay’ for literally any other minority, make a different Teen Movie about sexism or racism or ableism, rinse, repeat.

like there isn’t anything really wrong with this formula it’s just wildly overdone and insanely simplistic, more of a fable than a representation of how life actually works. real life is messy and grey. there is no definitive light and dark side of the force kinda bullshit….. which finally brings me to skam.

in skam, everyone has a purposfully acknowledged percentage of sheer ignorance, things they understand and things they reeeeally don’t. think about magnus being a bit of a dunce about isak’s sexuality, but then turning around to school him on bipolar (this post explains it very well). this is how real life works. nobody is the ideologically flawless character, teaching the ideologically backwards character that they are Wrong About Everything. everyone is pulling everyone up, everyone is making an idiot of themselves, everyone is learning.

i feel the dichotomous narrative often Specifically Tells the audience which are the good ideas and which are the bad based on what character says them - the issue is this lesson can’t expand outward to anything that the narrative doesn’t directly deal with. a story saying “homophobia is bad” limits itself, it doesn’t leave the door open for people to consider maybe racism or transphobia is also bad unless those issues are directly acknowledged.

with skam, over and over again, communication is highlighted as the best way to solve any issue. it gives a range of examples, yeah, but in the end it teaches HOW to deal with new issues, not simply a list of behaviours not to emulate. it’s never “don’t be That Guy”, it’s “everyone can be That Guy sometimes, it’s gonna happen, you’re gonna be ignorant about something, but here is how you overcome and deal with it…” and i just really fucking love and respect that.

Okay, hear me out. This is about Sherlock.

I know you’ve seen these theories before, but listen. This sounds dumb but put your tinfoil hat on with me for a minute, please.

I am in no way trying to compromise the validity, legitimacy, or integrity of The Final Problem. I thought it was an amazing episode. But..

People had said there were a lot of plot holes. I didn’t agree or even think about it at first but, they’re right.

- Mycroft disappears after the flat blows up. I know they said he’s in hospital because he’s in bad shape, but we never see this, or him having any type of lingering injury.

-What friends are Rosie with?

-Where did everyone in that prison go? There were a ton of people there who just suddenly weren’t.

-Unless Eurus used people that worked there to help, how did Eurus get an unconscious Sherlock and John into (I’m guessing probably a helicopter) and figure out how to fly it to exactly where she wanted to go… without getting shot?

-John was chained to the bottom of the well, and they threw him a rope.

-Again, Mycroft disappears. They say he was in Eurus’s cell, and is now in hospital, if I remember correctly. But again, we never see this.

And not only are there plot holes, there are things that just weren’t really explained, the most prominent one probably being how Molly was totally fine after being emotionally run over by a semi.

Now, recently, Moffat said in an interview, referring to how Molly was okay with that: “Surely at a certain point you have to figure out that after Sherlock escapes tells her, ‘I’m really sorry about that, it was a code, I thought your flat was about to blow up.’ And she says, ‘Oh well that’s okay then, you bastard.’ And then they go back to normal, that’s what people do.”


Um….no. That is most certainly not what people do. She was crying. She was crying when the conversation ended, and, what, the phone just hung up? Well, yes, it did, so there is absolutely no way she would hear all of that, say all of that, and then just be like.. “Yeah, alright, cool.” (Here’s the full interview: http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/16/sherlock-showrunner-season-4-finale/)

And that seems uncharacteristically cheapening for Moffat to completely blow off that scene. That scene was huge in development for both Sherlock and Molly. He helped write it, did he not? How do you miss the point of your own scene?

Answer: You don’t.

Conclusion: He’s lying.

This makes me think of Mycroft spouting slander that he didn’t mean about John Watson. I’ll explain in a moment why this is important.

A lot of this is Molly-centric, not because of Sherlolly but because of things that don’t make enough sense.

Next point. Clothes.

Remember this picture? Yeah! Remember when Sherlock wore that coat in TST? He did! But wait a minute..

When did Molly ever wear that outfit? Or have her hair like that? She never had that much fringe going on and it’s not hard to remember all of her outfits because she has so little. She had the cardigan, yes, but not the red dress.

Granted, this could all be just for the picture, but Sherlock wore that coat. Why would they take the promotional pictures with the characters in clothes they never wear?

Maybe for the same reason points get brought up that are never addressed.

“I’m worried about you Molly, you seem stressed.”

“I’m having a bad day.”

Both of those lines point to some underlying issue in Molly’s life that the audience is never let in on. That seems like something that would be resolved or at least explained by the end of the last episode but no.
Was Molly just having a bad day because she was stressed and taking care of Rosie? Could be, except that if Rosamund was at Molly’s flat, John would have mentioned that when they were told her flat was going to blow up.
We have no idea what was wrong with Molly.

These are some of the plot points that don’t make sense in the final episode. Then, of course there are some physical questionmarks that have arisen. Part 2.

Okay, you’ve heard people talk about “Apple Tree Hill,” if I remember the title correctly. What they said was that this is a show that says it has four episodes in the series, but only one is airing. This happens this coming Sunday, January 22nd. Yes, that’s a little odd, but whatever, right?

Well, I had also heard somebody mention that The Final Problem took twice as long to film as TST and TLD. I can’t cite or prove that, but I did hear it, and saw it confirmed by someone else. Again, okay, it was an intense episode, sure it took a long time to film.

Then there’s my favorite, because I’m rather proud to have noticed this on my own.

Sherlock Season 4 is available to buy and download on iTunes and Amazon, but only online. The physical DVD copy of the season is not released from Amazon to be ordered until next Tuesday, January 24th. Why wouldn’t they release it now, since the episodes are over? Stay tuned for the explanation.

So I said I’d explain why I think Moffat was lying. He was asked why we didn’t see any resolution of the “I love you” scene, and how Molly was feeling afterwards. He gave a bizarre answer because he knows the answer. He knows it for a fact, because they filmed it.

The DVD is not going to be released until the 24th so that it can include the last episode. More episodes can be bought and downloaded online, but DVD’s can’t be updated. So, it has to be held until next week.

Because there is a fourth episode. You knew where this was going.
Amanda said something along the lines of, “If we pull this off, it’ll be amazing.”
If they air a secret fourth episode, that will be “television history.”Now, we never want to get our hopes up. Remember, hope for the best but prepare for the worst (and the worst isn’t even really bad). When I first heard people talking about a fourth episode, I thought it was just people grasping at straws because their ship didn’t become canon. But now that I think about it, a lot seems to fall into line. After all, “people always stop looking after 3.”

UPDATE/DISCLAIMER: I ship sherlolly, whole-heartedly, unconditionally, and I ship nothing else. I loved their scene, I don’t think it was an assault on Molly’s character development, and I loved The Final Problem. I’m just saying that there is a possibility that this is all more amazing than we could have ever hoped for. ❤

I’m not sure how to express my anger and sadness today. I was so anxious last night, but I just told myself that when I wake up tomorrow, everything will be ok. I woke up this morning and immediately checked. And then cried. Donald Trump is president now and I don’t know how to express how I feel. I ran into my parents room, 5:30 in the morning, not really sure what I wanted to say. My mom said “I know, honey, I know” and I laid in between them for a while. How? How did all of these people vote for a man who proudly expresses his toxic views towards Muslims, Latinxs and all people of color, immigrants, the disabled community, the LGBT+ community (his vice president believes in conversion therapy, after all), and women? I feel so overwhelmed with sadness. I have heard people saying that “there are bigger problems” or that it is just “locker room talk” but is it? Are you saying that a man, our now-president, using sexually aggressive and contemptuous language towards marginalized groups is okay or insignificant? What that says to everyone in America and beyond is that putting all of these people, these millions of people, into boxes of objectification and vilification is normal and acceptable. It is a crushing blow to the spirits of my generation and the future of America. I wanted to include this quote by Van Jones during a panel discussion, “You have people putting children to bed tonight and they’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of, how do I explain this to my children? I have Muslim friends texting me tonight saying, should I leave the country? I have families of immigrants who are terrified tonight. This was many things. This was a rebellion against the elite. True. It was a complete reinvention of politics. But it was also something else. We’ve talked about everything but race tonight. This was a whitelash. This was a whitelash against a changing country, it was a whitelash against a black president, in part. And that’s where the pain comes - we don’t want to feel that someone has been elected by throwing away some of us to appeal more deeply to others.” But I really want to believe that we can still change despite all of this. Catherine Cortez Masto is now the first Latina senator ever, Minnesota elected Ilhan Omar, America’s first Somali-American lawmaker, Kamala Harris has been elected as the first Black female senator since 1999, and Kate Brown is now Oregon’s first openly LGBT Governor. People of America are not going to be silent about this. It only takes a spark of resilience to ignite a glowing movement towards change. 

Do you realize what we’ve done???

I know for a fact the people who create Sherlock know about our conspiracy blogs – they even said they were the reason The Empty Hearse played out like it did. I’ve seen BTS coverage where online Sherlock fandom is studied in regards to theory of episodes. They absolutely know we’re out here. They have admitted to writing plot points around people like us.

And you know what? They saw TJLC.  They saw how we cracked that major code REALLY EARLY.  That’s why there’s an underground cult who operates silently in The Abominable Bride.  The threat to life as they know it.  The only thing the cult did wrong was “break the glass”.

Don’t you see??? They wanted to break their own glass!! That’s why Eurus’ cell is made of “Elephant” glass and can vanish in an instant. The writers of this show knew we’d figured it all out and decided to create the “Sherlock changes fates and writes his own fiction whenever he wants” storyline to mess with the natural order. “Appointment in Samarra” is TJLC – is us. We knew what was going to happen, they knew that we knew, so they wrote “Appointment in Sumatra” to change their own fate and give everyone the middle finger. BUT you can’t really change fate, they even said so. They tried changing the outcome of Sherlock from what we knew was going to happen to what Sherlock wanted to happen – he goes somewhere nonsensical and becomes a pirate.  They tried running from us, but even they know they can’t. 

We didn’t allow them to break their own glass, so they created a completely ridiculous scenario in which they could: “Appointment in Sumatra”. Because they have dual timelines playing out like Clue, we’ll be getting the real fate soon. 

I’m in shock. 

Well played, Gatiss and Moffat.  Well played.  

“The Puzzle Will Solve the Plane”

I know that there are many people who will have no interest in hearing what I have to say right now, and that is fine. Like I’ve said before, I understand your grief and I support your right to express it however best for you. However, after watching the episode again and after reading this thread I think there is still good reason to have hope.

I was going to go through the glaringly obvious plot holes but, honestly, there are so many posts about that already, there doesn’t seem to be a point in doing so anymore. The plot holes are Grand Canyon sized for anyone with eyes and ears and, like, a working brain. (My favorite completely, 100% nonsensical plot hole in Series four is Sherlock saying, “She burned it” while they show us John burning the AGRA USB, as well as all the blog fuckery)

But this post isn’t about that. 

No. Its about why.

Why do this? Why make an utter MOCKERY of your own piece of work. That’s what they’ve done and they know it. So, why?

Let me direct you to a piece of dialogue in the show.

The little girl on the plane talks about how she is flying high in the sky, over the sea, all alone, with no ships, begging for help but surrounded by people who are unable to wake up to listen.

Mycroft: “She’s about to fly over the city in a pilotless plane. We’ll have to talk her through it.”

John: “Through what?”

Mycroft: “Getting the plane away from the mainland. Any populated areas. It has to crash into the sea.”

JOnh: “What about the girl?”

Mycroft: “Well, obviously Dr. Watson, she’s the one who is going to have to crash it.”

John: “No, we’ll have to help her.”

Mycroft: “And if we fail and she crashes into a city? How many will die then?

John: “How are going to do that?”

Mycroft: “I’m afraid, we’ll have to give her hope.”

It is very telling that this piece of dialogue comes from a scene involving Mark. If you look closer at what you’re really reading there, and who that girl ultimately is, you should get a better understanding of what message they are trying to send here.

The girl is Eurus’ metaphor for herself, all alone and traveling high above anyone else, unable to land. (Interesting how Sherlock talked about landing being the most difficult part of emotional experience… but that’s a different meta) In this context, the girl on the plane is also us. Pilotless. Alone. Surrounded by people that wont listen to us…Except for Sherlock. He tells us to find a radio… but Mycroft (Mark) is willing to sacrifice us to save others. We will crash and we will burn in the sea of our tragedy, but that is what must be done for the plan to work.

Consider this next piece of dialogue:

Sherlock: “This is not torture, its vivisection. We’re experiencing science from the perspective of lab rats.”

And who is looking on, monitoring Sherlock as he says this? Mycroft. Mark.

This is an experiment and an exceptionally cruel one. Its vivisection. Tearing us apart from the inside.

Why would they do this to us? Why deliberately give us clue after clue after clue only to  literally dangle our  last shred of hope in our faces? Its beyond cruel. Its pure evil. Reminds me of all the references to hell, the devil, 666, the anti-Christ- all of it the epitome of EVIL. Why? Why purposely destroy your own creation? Why go against everything you’ve said you wanted to do? It doesn’t make sense and it doesn’t make sense because its not real. Not really. 

Its not a trick, its not a game, and its not a cheap joke. 

Its a plan. 

Remember, Mycroft (Mark) wants to lose the war BBC’s Sherlock is fighting… 

“…And Make no mistake, this is war.” -TAB

The LGBTQ community is at war with mainstream media, and they should be. Queerbaiting is extremely harmful to our community and and even deadly in some cases. It is evil. So, we go to war. Unfortunately, we are causalities of that war… But Sherlock told us what to do when we are alone, pilotless, and no one will listen. He told us to, “Find a radio.”

Use. Your. Voice. 

Respectfully tell anyone who will listen what the latest installment of queerbaiting has done and how harmful it is to a large population of people. Tell everyone. Radio stations. Newspapers. Social Media. That’s what Mofftiss want. They sacrificed us as fans so that we could become soldiers. Just as Sherlock told John, “Do not get distracted. Soldiers today.”

This is war and Mofftiss (for the time being) are sacrificing themselves to it as well. Do you honestly think these men who created everything we have loved these past six years suddenly forgot how to write? They mis-remembered all the things that they love about ACD and TPLoSH? They just seemingly lost their minds and thought it totally normal to have that many plot holes in their story? Do you really think they would not only throw their careers down the toilet but throw us under the bus for anything less than this? This groundbreaking idea?

No. I don’t believe it.

This week, shout to the rooftops how unfair all of this was. Drag out your receipts, they gave them to us so we could use them. MAKE PEOPLE LISTEN.

When the fourth episode comes and vindicates us (my money is still on EMP- for a host of reasons that continued to play out in TFP), our victory  will be bittersweet, but think of the generations we would have saved. The future for queer representation is worth this sacrifice. (John’s voice) It is. 

I understand that many of you will find this delusional or are too afraid to hope, and that is fine. This is how I feel. This is what makes sense to me. This is what I’ve got to hold on to right now. If it turns out I’m wrong, then I’m wrong. We still would have made our grievances known on a large scale. As always, do what you need to do to keep yourself safe, but this is what I believe.

They’re giving us one last puzzle. The plane will solve the puzzle. 

We are the girl on the plane and its the hope they gave us that has ultimately killed us… but, then again, the plane never crashes. Does it? 

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