Plot twist: The next companion is a normal girl/boy who only dies once in their lifetime and has no remarkable back story but he thinks they’re wonderful because they are human and the Doctor needs reminding that you don’t need to be a mystery to be remarkable.
so basically we want Donna back
YES PLEASE. Look I like the whole “badass mystery, so important to the whole universe, super special” characters as much as anyone, but, um… isn’t that the DOCTOR? Sure it’s nice to have some others here and there but I also like him having the balance of a normal human being who is important just because they ARE.
I miss Donna. I hated how they ended her time with the Doctor. :(
That was the best thing about Donna, Martha, and Rose. They weren’t anything more than human, but when they were put in situations where they had to save the world/universe, they did.
Now hold up.
Steve Rogers is not afraid of strong women.
Steve Rogers is not afraid of strong women.
Stop it with the fic where Steve is terrified of Natasha, or Maria, or Pepper, or guh, Darcy. I guess people think it’s cute, or whatever.
Seriously. Strong women don’t make Steve scared, they make him swoon.
The only thing Steve is afraid of is that strong women won’t like him.
Acting like Steve is afraid of women also ignores one of my favorite moments of the movies, where Steve isn’t sure if Clint can be trusted, but he looks to Natasha and it just takes one nod from her for Steve to be okay with it. He respects people who know what they’re doing, male or female.
The original story of the little mermaid is that she must kill the prince in order to be human, and in the end, she loves him too much and kills herself instead.
The artwork is too great not to reblog.
Ok, ok - important expansion: she only has to kill the Prince because the deal was if he fell in love with her she could be human forever, and he didn’t. By which I mean, he was a good person and genuinely nice to her, but he didn’t fall in love. He fell in love with someone else, also perfectly nice - not the seawitch in disguise, fu Disney. The Mermaid is told she can only return to the sea now if she kills the Prince. She goes into the room where he and his lover lie sleeping and they look so beautiful and happy together that she can’t do it.
That’s why she kills herself. And because it was a noble act she returns to sea as foam.
One moral of the story was that women shouldn’t fundamentally change who they are for love of a man, and in theory Han Christian Anderson wrote it for a ballerina with whom he fell in love. She was marrying someone else who wouldn’t let her dance.
Supernatural’s Dean Winchester Dismantled His Own Machismo—and That’s Why We Love Him
THIS IS LIKE AN ARTICLE ON LIKE A WEBSITE AND SHIT
I AM DYING INSIDE AND SCREAMING AND UHHH
“[Dean]’s still gruff, still capable, still tougher than titanium, but no longer feels the need to project socially-typified masculine cues to prove himself. He’s more comfortable in his own skin.”
THIS IS A GOOD ARTICLE. Go read it.
her little face jkhgkfyfh j
One good thing about this movie: he could have said “no, shooting arrows is not for little girls” but instead he said “no, shooting with that big bow is not for little girls. use this small one.” i think that’s fantastic.
What people don’t realize is that Sherlock is constantly mocked and bullied. His flatmates meet him, realize he’s hard to be around and leave. He doesn’t have any friends, his own brother only seems to care for him because he’s family and might cause a bad image, but otherwise doesn’t give a flying fuck about him.
At work, he’s called ‘freak’ and his deductions are doubted even after they’ve seen hundreds of solved cases under his reign. Lestrade is only his friend because he’s useful, he calls Sherlock a right git and doesn’t do anything to stop Donovan or Anderson from mocking him and making his job harder.
Ms.Hudson is his landlady, the second person who doesn’t show outright care for him, but to a mind like Sherlock, he assumes it’s because she feels indebted to him. It doesn’t make sense for her to actually care about him, he’s ‘heartless’ and ‘freakish’ to everyone around him so why would a sweet old lady care about him?
Above all, Sherlock is utterly lonely. He’s got his experiments, he’s got his work, where he’s bullied and mocked so much that he promptly ignores and then he has the occasional flatmate that try to befriend him and suddenly stop caring when they’ve had enough.
And then there’s John Watson. Sherlock expects him to leave, that’s why in the beginning, he’s more charming then usual, winking at him when he leaves, smiling when they go to check out 221b and getting reservations for dinner. After the drugs bust, Sherlock is sure John will leave— not even Mycroft cared when he found out about the addiction and at least part of Sherlock is craving attention.
Sherlock is probably the most lonely person on the show. Not John, the quiet blogger. Not Lestrade, the man invested in work when it’s his division. Not Ms.Hudson in her quiet dusting and “Not your housekeeper”s. Not even Molly with her silent wanting for Sherlock. Finding John was probably the best thing that could happen to him.
“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.” - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four
I felt so sorry for Sherlock in this scene because they just completely invaded his home and disrupted all his things. Yes so they might have been a bit weird but it’s what he does and it’s just, you can really see how upset he is by it all in this scene, it genuinely looks like they’re bullying him and he hates it. I feel so sorry for him because it’s not for them to do and I would hate it if people came into my home and just moved all my things and ridiculed me for my interests. They wouldn’t solve half their cases without Sherlock and his experiments and I just want to scream at them for being so damn inconsiderate.
“Blue is a good color on you, my lady,” Jaime observed. ”It goes well with your eyes.” She does have astonishing eyes.
Brienne glanced down at herself, flustered. “Septa Donyse padded out the bodice, to give it that shape. She said you sent her to me… You look…”
“Different?” He managed a half-smile. ”More meat on the ribs and fewer lice in my hair, that’s all. The stump’s the same.”…
“The white cloak…”
“… is new, but I’m sure I’ll soil it soon enough.”
“That wasn’t… I was about to say that it becomes you.” Jaime, A Storm of Swords
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