Wednesday, April 23, 2014

tomhardyvariations:

If you missed it, you can read Tom and Steven’s reddit AMA here.

Unfortunately all the top comments were just people quoting Batman lines at him. I’m glad to see these types of questions asked and answered, though.

Anonymous asked: Love your metas. Anyway, I've asked this question before, in TEH, when Sherlock returns and he was talking to Mycroft and Anthea gives him his coat, Anthea: Welcome back, Mr. Holmes. Sherlock: *turns to Mycroft* blood. Why does Sherlock say "blood"? Just wondering. It doesn't make sense...

deducingbbcsherlock:

Thank you! Actually, I’m pretty sure he’s saying “blud,” as in slang for brother/friend/mate.  Although someone correct me if I’m wrong please!

I was nearly positive he said “blud”, the way he said “laters” in Buckingham Palace. He likes to go all street in contrast to Mycroft’s prim demeanor, I think, highlighting what a ponce he thinks his brother is.

iloveyoumiketoreno:

stickysheep:

soapbutts:

loreface:

runningoffthereeses:

well, thats enough internet for today

good. yes.

OH. Plant monster dingus.

Hi I want a million of these pillows and I want to send them out to my family.

MUST. HAVE.

Hmm. I’m not usually a fan of flasks but these are so pretty I think I need to own them.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bodies, Pregnancy, and Word Choice

I was thinking in the shower, as I often do. This time it was about how we talk about our bodies post-birth. People often say pregnancy “ruined” their bodies. I know someone who got a boob job because breastfeeding three babies changed her breasts. 

Wow, we really have internalized the notion that women have to be beautiful in order to have value, haven’t we? We’ve so embedded the idea that youth, a tight body, and perky breasts are inherently better. 

Pregnancy doesn’t “ruin” your body. It changes it, to varying degrees. That’s only a problem if you think it’s a problem. If it still works, if it still carries you from place to place and stays in relative health, how is that ruined? Hell, my body is of more actual use to more people right now because of the breastfeeding.

Language is funny. It doesn’t just communicate simple thoughts; it reveals a world view. Word choice tells us more about what we value than we would probably wish, although most of the time it’s invisible, I think.

shouldnt:

Need an ark like asap? dont worry, I Noah guy

doctor-doughnut:

Out of context motivational Joffrey

doctor-doughnut:

Out of context motivational Joffrey

Fetishizing ‘power’ in women characters – having them kicking ass and always being ready with a putdown - isn’t the same as writing them as human beings. Jack Graham, in Stephen Moffat - A Case For The Prosecution, a guest post on Philip Sandifer’s blog (via linnealurks)
Monday, April 21, 2014

sodamnflossy:

Stop wearing my glasses.

ithelpstodream:

Game of Thrones
Brienne of Tarth

Sunday, April 20, 2014

claricedarlings:

the ham is melting, the turkey is suspended in midair, the salami is hatching from its own egg. why did we even come to the salvador deli

alekzmx:

Colton Haynes.

dont remember seeing that first pic before

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Mmm. Vulnerable.

Mmm. Vulnerable.

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thedragonflywarrior:

The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.

She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”

The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “

For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”

"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."

I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.

So in “Redbeard,” as it’s formed on the soundtrack album, you actually hear in the distance the Watson chords on brass as Sherlock is ascending the staircase because it’s really John… it’s the connection with John that’s giving him the motivation to recover from that situation, so that’s one of the first times really that I can remember, I’m sure I’ll be wrong, where we’ve actively been using the Watson’s chords in a different orchestration. Micheal Price, composer of BBC’s Sherlock in his interview with Mary Jo Watts (mid0nz)

(Source: multifandom-madnesss)