1. 06:52 24th Apr 2014

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  2. 03:26

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    0nechoice:

    THANK YOU, JENNI HERD

     
  3. I think Black Widow needs the superhero movie that we’ve been lacking: The one that says sisters CAN do it for themselves, and maybe even do it better. If Marvel is going to court such amazing fanboy fare as Joss Whedon and James Gunn for the guys, why not get lady geek gurus like Marti Noxon, Diablo Cody or Felicia Day to pen this script? Heck, think bigger: Can you imagine Black Widow: A Kathryn Bigelow film? I can. It’s glorious.

    Here’s the bottom line: Today, I went to the store, and I saw Scarlett Johansson on the cover of no less than four current magazines. If you think living in a society where this amazing actress is good enough to be a sex symbol, but not a strong, independent action star is okay, then perhaps you need to reassess what you get out of going to the movies. For her part, Johansson has joined the chorus of fans in declaring she thinks Black Widow deserves her own movie, and I’m hoping people are listening. This is your moment, Marvel. Take Black Widow’s lack of movie, and let that absence be avenged.

     
  4. 17:14

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    thisishowtosmile:

It’s beautiful.

    thisishowtosmile:

    It’s beautiful.

     
  5. 13:43

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    The twitter adventure in which John’s mum’s dog is almost as ridiculous and cute as he is.

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  6. 10:17

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  7. 06:51

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    Tags: qmetaHLVsherlock holmesbbc sherlock

    In a very short time a decrepit figure had emerged
    from the opium den, and I was walking down the
    street with Sherlock Holmes. For two streets he shuffled
    along with a bent back and an uncertain foot.
    Then, glancing quickly round, he straightened himself
    out and burst into a hearty fit of laughter.

    “I suppose, Watson,” said he, “that you imagine
    that I have added opium-smoking to cocaine injections,
    and all the other little weaknesses on which
    you have favoured me with your medical views.”

    “I was certainly surprised to find you there.”

    “But not more so than I to find you.”

    “I came to find a friend.”

    “And I to find an enemy.”

    “An enemy?”

    “Yes; one of my natural enemies, or, shall I say,
    my natural prey. Briefly, Watson, I am in the midst
    of a very remarkable inquiry, and I have hoped to
    find a clue in the incoherent ramblings of these sots,
    as I have done before now. Had I been recognised
    in that den my life would not have been worth an
    hour’s purchase; for I have used it before now for
    my own purposes, and the rascally Lascar who runs
    it has sworn to have vengeance upon me.”

    — 

    -The Man With The Twisted Lip

    I note this mostly because I’ve been seeing a lot of debate about Sherlock’s drug use in HLV over the last couple of days. Personally, I ascribe to the “using small amounts for a case” theory, and as much of a shipper as I am, don’t really buy the “but he was so desperately lonely he relapsed and started using again and the case is a convenient cover!” theory. I think my Canon background heavily influences my interpretation of that scene, because as soon as I saw Kate Whitney pop into the Watson’s living room I knew exactly where we were headed, and it tracked TWIS so beautifully from there with a little extra BAMF!John for spice. I just didn’t see anything more to it than that. Just my own personal thoughts, of course, and always it’s all open to interpretation anyway.

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  8. 03:26

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    pleatedjeans:

apparently, you can name a bird if you adopt it. [x]

    pleatedjeans:

    apparently, you can name a bird if you adopt it. [x]

     
  9. In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable.
    — Guillermo Del Toro (via iwearthecheeseyo)
     
  10. 17:09

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    onadogtrekinperth:

    Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Snape but it was Quirrel
    Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Draco but it was Ginny
    Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was was Sirius but it was Wormtail
    Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Karkaroff but it was Moody/Crouch Jr
    Harry Potter and the Year everyone knew it was that B*tch Umbridge
    Harry Potter and the year it actually did turn out to be Snape
    Harry Potter and the Year it turned out to be Harry all along

     
  11. 13:43

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    bibliolectors:

Relaxing and reading / Relax y lectura (ilustración de Fred Calleri)

    bibliolectors:

    Relaxing and reading / Relax y lectura (ilustración de Fred Calleri)

     
  12. 10:17

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  13. 06:52

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  14. 03:26

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  15. 00:20

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    On negative feedback

    madlori:

    This is one of the best pieces of writerly advice I ever got.

    The next time you’re feeling bad about a negative review or comment, try this trick:

    Think of a book you think is prefect and brilliant.  Now to go Goodreads or Amazon and look at its one-star reviews.

    Nothing is immune.  There is nothing so wonderful that someone won’t hate it, and nothing so awful that someone won’t love it.