biggest plot twist of my childhood
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys issue #1-4 standard covers by Becky Cloonan. The first issue is available now.
Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)\
I dunno how many which ways this needs to be said
do you ever just want to pull a character from their world for awhile and put a blanket around their shoulders and pat them on their back or hold them while saying how proud you are then maybe get them some hot cocoa and just let them relax for a second because damn they’ve been through some tough shit
my new hobby.
photoshopping david tennant in places he shouldnt be
The noises I just made were not of this world.
REBLOGGING FROM THE GRAVE.
I felt the need to jump on the bandwagon.
OH WAIT NO WAIT
You guys forgot jumping Robert Pattinson.
IT’S EVEN BETTER THAN BEFORE.
Ok so I serially like things and then go back and unlike/reblog in swathes. And this was on page 909 of my likes (so, long time ago)
And at the time I was like “this is so funny! It’s like fandom taking over and recreating mainstream stuff and combining all these jokes that only we get and that make outcasts feel part of something”
and it is that. But when I saw this time was a poster featuring 3 POC, including two WOC, an additional white girl, and a gay boy (leaving only ONE white cishet dude on the poster of six) slowly transformed into a poster with NINE WHITE CISHET DUDES
I want to talk about the sheer level of respect that goes on in Elementary, specifically between Holmes and Watson. I’ve been watching TV and movies forever, just like most of you, and I become used to a strange undercurrent. Men touching women in small or subtle ways casually. A hand to the small of the back, grabbing an elbow, arm over a shoulder, leaning over to see the same screen. The invasion of place is incredibly common place in shows, and is very normative.
In Elementary I was really shocked by the complete lack of it, Holmes rarely enters into Watson’s space unless it’s perfunctory (helping her put on a coat for instance), and when he enters close to her he keeps himself a constant neutral or reserved stance. He keeps his hands down at his sides, or behind him. Even in moments of anger he keeps from approaching her in a threatening manner. This is INCREDIBLE ok? This simple act shows an amount of respect I don’t see out of real people, let alone on television. It is the treating of some one as an equal, but also the care to ensure the people around you never feel threatened.
And Holmes does this with more than just Watson. In Episode Seven, One Way To Get Off, Holmes discovers a prostitute who was sold into sexual slavery, and he does not touch her until she reaches for him specifically.He keeps his hands up, kneels and keeps himself at her height, and displays a non-threatening demeanor until she calms down. This is beyond a possible discomfort in touching or being touched, simply because the moment she reaches for him he drops it and immediately comforts the woman, to further the notion that she is safe.
This is a man who has dealt with victims before, and shows an incredible amount of care within it. Even for his own needs he does not selfishly take comfort or affection. In episode Twelve is the first time we see Watson actively enter into his space, her touch is minimal and in a way he could easily retreat from, and you can see how much he takes comfort in it. Yet he does not demand more, he does not try to force the contact, and does not try to force her to keep her hand there. He simply lets her touch him in a way that threatens neither them and in a way in which they are both comfortable.
This speaks volumes for the chosen characterization of these two characters, and how subtle things can be used to show absolute respect. (I shall note that with Irene this is all thrown out the window and is another post for another time)
And I’ve gone on way too long with this, so for the TL:DR crowd, I merely wish to say that the attention to detail in relation to the amount of use of touch is glorious, and more shows should follow this example.
edit: Got the episode wrong, it was seven not eight for the scene with Katya