This scene was actually when I went from feeling more or less neutral on Joan to actively disliking her.
Because wow, that was patronizing.
I loved that scene in Elementary.
1) Firstly, because it immediately deconstructs the “hero throws and breaks something in frustration” cliche (Sherlock throwing a glass slide in HoB, anyone?) it might even be seen as a parody of that cliche.
2) Secondly, because the dynamic is different between a man and a woman than it would be between two women or two men, the visual of a man smashing something in a temper in front of a woman can be taken as threatening or borderline abusive. Joan Watson immediately shows that she is not intimidated by Holmes’ behavior.
3) Lastly? One of the running themes of Elementary is the deconstruction of Sherlock Holmes as the solitary, antisocial genius, and his becoming a member of a community. Holmes’ gifts are given their due respect, but no one in Elementary plays the game of Because Sherlock Holmes is a Bloody Genius He Can Do Whatever He Wants So There. When Sherlock goes after Moriarty (“M”), Captain Gregson suspends him. When Sherlock doesn’t want to talk about his addiction, Alfredo says “You’ve got to get over yourself.” And when Sherlock behaves like a spoiled child, Joan tells him “Use your words.”
You see Joan patronizing Sherlock. I see a member of Sherlock’s community teaching him how to behave like an adult member of that community.
Reblogging for gardnerhill’s commentary, which is spot on.
So I decided to read through some of the casual encounters put on craigslist in Dundee and Newcastle… I’ve got to say I’m now definitely a little creeped out by one guy claiming not to be a creep… And realising Newcastle appears to have more people into alternative activities than Dundee….
i’m not sure if my body can handle much more of this “getting out of bed” nonsense
I had to run to catch the train.
I hate having to do that, but if it makes you feel better (not that you feel bad about running but hey!) I saw this picture and shouted “Yay!” … I think I accidentally rhymed.
you could kill a man in any of these dresses, and pretty sure no jury would convict you. those are killing-men dresses, that’s what i’m saying
I’ve reblogged this before but that last one is the worlds most perfect dressalso did a google these are by rami kadi
Rang the doctors up to make an appointment and after 10-15 minutes of not getting through, then another 5 on hold I was told my doctor’s not in today but will be tomorrow.
My doctor usually has Thursday’s off not Wednesday. I’m now very confused and convinced everyone is lying to me. Oh the joy. I think I’ll go back to sleep.
Is this Canada? This seems like Canada.
This could have gone so wrong
Nothing goes wrong in Canada
Even if it did we all have free health care
My brother says that this scene is exactly what teaching feels like.
"this baby came out of you but im not 100% sure its yours"
Funny thing - a woman who applied for welfare after her husband left her hadto supply DNA evidence he was actually the father. The results: he was definitely the father, but she wasn’t the mother. Her children were removed from her custody and she was sued for fraud, even though she insisted they were her children.
Turns out, she wasn’t a surrogate or a kidnapper (the two most obvious explanations) - she was a chimera. As an embryo, she fused at a very early stage with her twin, forming one individual. Her ovaries apparently developed from cells that had originally belonged to her vanished twin. Later on more tests showed that while the woman’s skin and hair DNA did not match her childrens, DNA taken from her cervix did.
WHAT THE FUCk
This went from stupid to really interesting in point 5 seconds.
Before I had tumblr I had no idea there were any sexualities other than heterosexual and homosexual. I never considered gender inequalities still existed.
That doesn’t mean I was purposely trying to discriminate or upset people.
There is a difference between being just ignorant of something and purposefully discriminating.
Give someone a chance to learn and be enlightened before you slam them as rude, horrible people
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