just caught up on community and there are literal tears running down my face
MY EMOTIONS. MY EMOTIONS!
i’ve seen a lot of ridiculous and embarrassing posts, but this one takes the fucking cake.
this is actually really nice. When there are multi fandoms in a post there is usually fighting. Its nice to see all the fandoms working together for a common cause.
and what a worthy cause it is
nobody hates justin bieber more than drake bell does
I’m going to be really sad the day I hear Drake Bell got attacked and murdered by feverish adolescent girls
No it’s cool they won’t hurt him. He invited them to do it once and
my fucking hero
i fucking love drake bell
Drake fucking bell people
"Hey mom, can you take my to the airport? I got to attack Drake Bell for talking smack to the beloved Justin Bieber."
"Oh yes honey. Let’s go get em’ sport."
I was entirely indifferent to Drake Bell’s existence until this. This is great.
He hates Justin Bieber like Robert Pattinson hates Twilight. And that sort of hatred is truly beautiful.
(Source: fivehundreddaysofawesomeness, via chibimonkey)
John, you are addicted to a certain lifestyle. You are abnormally attracted to dangerous situations and people, so is it truly such a surprise that the woman you fall in love with conforms to that pattern?
(Source: debatchery, via misha-bawlins)
How Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss erased the most important female character in "His Last Vow."
Gatiss and Moffat are essentially talking about a concept that has been debated by Sherlock Holmes fans for decades: the conflict between “Watsonian” and “Doylist” perspectives on the stories.
A Doylist interpretation of Sherlock Holmes canon is that each story is simply the invention of the author, whereas a Watsonian interpretation requires in-universe explanations for the way characters behave. In this interview, Moffat and Gatiss were looking at “Charles Augustus Milverton” from a Watsonian perspective in which the narrator (Watson) was purposefully unreliable, rather than a Doylist perspective in which everything in the story is exactly as it “happened.”
The problem here isn’t that the writers of Sherlock are reinterpreting the original canon. Only the most ludicrously dedicated canon fan would complain about that, since the show is clearly not meant to be a direct adaptation.
What has some fans angry is that Sherlock’s interpretation of Milverton’s death completely removes the agency and power of the female character in the original story. An unfortunate occurrence that neatly fits in with Moffat’s track record with female characters in both Doctor Who and Sherlock. [READ MORE]
SERIOUS QUESTION: is there any adaptation other than the obsessively true-to-stories Granada that hasn’t fucked up the Milverton story? I ask this not to excuse Sherlock but because if someone HAS done it IT WOULD COMFORT ME TO KNOW. It’s like writers of adaptations feel inexorably drawn to the stories that are the best because they have the best women in them, solely in order to mess with said women.
This article makes some decent points, but I do have to point out that Mary didn’t shoot Sherlock in hopes that it would keep John from finding out the truth about her. She shot Sherlock instead of Magnusson because John was in the building, and if the police found Magnusson dead it could potentially be pinned on him. She says so later on. Or Sherlock points it out, I can’t remember exactly. But it is brought up.
I’m not sure that the Milverton story is one of the original stories that I read…I think I got up to/through Reichenbach a few years ago and I haven’t read past there yet. On the one hand I get why the story went the way that it did, because Sherlock can do these things and then escape the repercussions. Plus, it shows that he wanted to protect John and Mary, which is huge character development. On the other hand, I would’ve liked to have seen Mary do it somehow. Or the other woman, from the beginning (I can’t remember her name).
But the Irene Adler portrayal is still the most offensive in the course of this show on all levels, to me.