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.
For Concepts Class: Illustrate a nonphysical word. The class had to try and guess it.
This is probably the coolest GIF I’ve ever seen.
now there’s some perspective.
I once saw a storm roll like this once. It was beautiful.
omg this is lovely
(This was requested; it’s basically Cronus speaking to someone experiencing an anxiety attack or schizophrenic episode. I’m not an expert on panic disorders or schizophrenia, so if you’re having an attack, be sure to seek professional help, take any and all medications you’ve been prescribed regularly, and stay safe~! The recording itself is meant to serve as comfort). : ) Here is the little speech, for clarity:
hey i knowv things seem tough right nowv. like, damn near insurmountable. its okay to recognize that youre having a difficult time, and that youre in pain. its fine to need help, and in no vway makes you less strong, or less capable. right nowv i just need you to think of the things in your life that make you feel tops. doesnt evwen havwe to be multiple things. it can just be one beautiful thing. a comic you love. a character you identify vwith. long vwalks on the beach, you knowv. vwhatevwer makes you smile, or feel relaxed, evwen if its something that doesnt last. think of it nowv, and cling to it. im vwith you. im thinking of you. if i vwere beside you, id be holding your hand (only if youre okay vwith that i mean) and vwe could vweather this one out together, alright? vwatever it takes, i care about you. youre going to make it through this, and youre incredibly strong to havwe made it so far. for nowv, just do that thing you like, vwatevwer it may be, and take some time strictly for self-care. if you have a therapist you can talk to, or any meds you can take as prescribed, be sure to. promise me youll take care of yourself. you deserve it. alright i gotta go nowv, but im still vwith you, you know? you can talk to me anytime.
Haven’t posted this on tumblr yet! I actually drew this 3 months ago but never got around to putting it up since it was so big vuv;; I’ve always wanted to make comics about how video games affected me as a kid. So I did. Except only with animal crossing since that game gave me a hell of a good time and got me through some lows. It was hard cutting out all the differen’t parts I wanted to include. Most of the images are stories I would make up in my mind and role play them in secret.
Forever reblogging this ♥
Never Ending List of Favorite Painters: Konstantin Razumov
Born in 1974, Russian painter Konstantin Razumov attended Ilya Glazounov’s Academy where he specialized in history painting. He remains true to the impressionism of the late 19th century. His subjects are normally young women, being characterized by their vibrant colors and sensuality.
I have such an incredible amount of love for impressionism. I’m glad to have seen a new artist!
I Dreamed a Dream - sung by Anne Hathaway from the Highlights Soundtrack.