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does anybody else find it suspect that Sherlock has a bust of Goethe on his mantle? you know, the guy who wrote “The Sorrows of Young Werther” aka the story about a guy who falls in love with a woman who marries someone else and in his pain he ends up shooting himself in the head so no one in their love triangle has to suffer his unrequited feelings???

no one?






I think this might be my favourite scene in all the Pirates of the Caribbean films. I can’t decide whose reaction I like best: Davy Jones’ look of sheer pride after ruining Will’s tea, Will’s look of “For fuck’s sake, I was drinking that” as it goes flying out of his hand, or Beckett’s look of horror at the sight of wasted tea. 

#British problems on the high seas. 

In a relationship, you need somebody who’s going to call you out, not somebody who’s going to let everything slide. You need somebody who doesn’t want to live without you, but can. Not somebody that is dependent, but somebody who is stronger with you. A relationship is two people, not one.

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PSA: because I keep seeing that shitty manipulated photo of Emma Watson on my dash. THAT PHOTO WAS PHOTOSHOPPED.  The original photo (with another from the same shoot, is from 2011 with Mariano Vivanco) are pictured above. Please don’t perpetuate this error. 

Deliberately spreading an altered image of Emma Watson which purports to show her breasts as a statement against threats of nude photo leaks is the height of hypocrisy and whoever did it should be ashamed. (x)

Thank you .


New Comic!

Warning: This comic references self harm.

Harm Reduction! Woo!

I’m into any kind of mental health tool that gives power back to a person. Mental illness can be very disempowering; it feels like you have no control over your thoughts and feelings. Unfortunately, getting treatment for mental illness can also feel like you’re giving up control, as doctors and medications and diagnoses just sort of happen to you, and that’s if you’re able to access mental health services safety and successfully.

I love harm reduction models because they’re basically like ‘hey, that thing you’re doing that you want to do less of? You don’t have to stop right away. Let’s just try to give you a little more control about how that happens, ok? Let’s explore some options’.

Options are always good.

Baker Street Knife


Why Mary Stands There



In the Baker St confrontation Mary immediately goes to stand next to the mantel.  Why?  Because there’s an open knife there.  She is ready for a fight and is not just armed with a gun but is also aware of this other weapon in the flat.  By standing to the left of the knife, she can easily grab it with her right hand and she can also prevent John and Sherlock from grabbing it to use against her.

Things that occur earlier in this episode enforce this idea.  Bill pulls a knife on John and John takes it from him, even asking if the knife is, ‘a clue’.  Here, with Mary, it most certainly is,


Only slightly earlier we get the idea of making do with whatever weapon you can find, here,


(*cough* pay no attention to the fact that Mary seems to be mocking his wang, here…)

Then, at Baker St, itself, we will have Magnussen’s henchman reveal that John has multiple weapons, 



(*ahem* pay no attention to the fact that Sherlock looks impressed as crap by John’s, ‘wang’, here, in stark contrast to Mary’s reaction…)

And soon after, Sherlock will mock him for it,



Except, there’s a clause, 


Now, that we know, ‘how the night’, went, we must wonder, is John armed during the Baker St confrontation?

In this nifty visual, we see Mary in relation to the knife and to John: she is a threat to him, but she’s looking away.  Maybe she doesn’t want to have to hurt him?


Ditto, here, with Sherlock, except she looks right at him in a penetrating way.  Maybe Sherlock she doesn’t mind hurting so much.  I mean, she did just shoot him,


With bonus: as Sherlock sits down, we see a sliver of Mary’s arm and the knife is seen as being right in his back.  She stabbed him in the back once and she would/will do it again,


Now, for poetic flare, let us harken to the sweet, sweet past of ASiP and see that this is a knife that Sherlock put here, on the mantel, the first time John walked into Baker St,


This is the knife he puts there because he’s, ‘straightening up’, for John.  He is trying to make his flat more appealing while also using a suggestive idiom for cleaning up.  Sherlock will do whatever it takes to have John in his life, including hiding his feelings and appearing straight.

This is the same knife that Mary will put in his back.  She is using his love of John against him.  She knows that he has a blindspot for her because he loves John and she has, up to this point, exploited this to her advantage, nearly killing him.

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