Why would anyone mind?
farsizaban:

Colorful Stairs, Tehran, Iran

I wish that our culture had the interest and will to make our public spaces beautiful. I think it would create a radical change in our society. But we can’t even maintain the roads and schools in the most practical and mundane ways, much less with any aesthetic value. 

farsizaban:

Colorful Stairs, Tehran, Iran

I wish that our culture had the interest and will to make our public spaces beautiful. I think it would create a radical change in our society. But we can’t even maintain the roads and schools in the most practical and mundane ways, much less with any aesthetic value. 

mid0nz:

I’m trying an experiment. I’ve made an open, unmoderated sub-collection of the AO3 Sherlock Meta collection specifically for thoughtful meta about the Mary/Fargo Gif. I know there are people who have insightful things to say about this issue, but don’t want to stir up more wank, or hurt people they care about. I think, perhaps naively, that maybe, just maybe, productive conversations could happen in this collection.

Why would I do this? Any time something strikes a nerve so strongly it means it’s tapping into something important. I think we in the Sherlock fandom, as a community, would do well to examine it. Thoughtfully. And in a space specifically designated for this purpose. I think it’s important that people choose to go there and not have it fly around on their tumblr dash.

So yeah— um please be respectful— Golden Rule and all that.  And if it’s not too much trouble, please prove my instincts right. ;-)

Am I the only one on Tumblr who hasn’t seen the gif? 

adultlifetaketwo:

newwavefeminism:

thisisfusion:

The sad, old, pasty white truth of the #Oscars: http://fus.in/1dEhtSU

And you’d probably have more non white movie goers if Directors didn’t cater to the academy. The demographic of the academy shouldn’t be compared to the demographic of movie goers, it should be compared to the demographic of the country

Wow.

adultlifetaketwo:

newwavefeminism:

thisisfusion:

The sad, old, pasty white truth of the #Oscarshttp://fus.in/1dEhtSU

And you’d probably have more non white movie goers if Directors didn’t cater to the academy. The demographic of the academy shouldn’t be compared to the demographic of movie goers, it should be compared to the demographic of the country

Wow.

drugsbust:

i bet at the bbc headquarters they have a flash drive inside a box inside a safe inside a bigger safe inside a big locked room with lasers and cameras all guarded by seven armed guardsmen and a trained police dog and on that flash drive is the gay bar scene

viftion:

This is really simple. All my friends are asking for links for shows and I have to repeat myself a lot so I thought why not make a tutorial for it?

First, look up the show you want with: “(insert show) season (#) episode (#) online”

I’m using Sherlock as an example.

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Next, click (usually…

You are my favourite metaperson on tumblr and the way you dismantled TEH was mindblowing so please I need to know this one tiny thing or else my heart won't know peace : what's the final problem? (if you answer this I'll send you flowers) keep being terrific badass; kind regards
Anonymous

deducingbbcsherlock:

Thank you so much! <3

The Final Problem. Well, canonically, you know it’s the name of the story in which Holmes and Moriarty plummet to their deaths at Reichenbach Falls. Doyle gave the story this title because he intended it to literally be Holmes’s final problem – his last case. 

Jim mentions the final problem in The Reichenbach Fall. On the roof, he reveals it to be “staying alive.” I know a lot of fans thought this was a cop-out, but personally, I loved it for two reasons. First: it’s the kind of classic hero-villain trope that never gets old. Think Harry Potter. Neither can live while the other survives. That was certainly the case on the roof. Jim’s suicide ensured Sherlock’s suicide.

Except…it didn’t. When TRF ended with the reveal that Sherlock somehow survived, it appeared as though he’d bested Jim at the final problem. He lived, Jim died. But now we know Jim didn’t actually die. Neither Sherlock nor Jim went to the roof with any intention of committing suicide. They both worked out potential outcomes, and they both planned on getting out of any situation alive. They both won, but they both lost, because the final problem still hasn’t been solved.

Which brings me to the second reason I love the “staying alive” explanation: it proves there’s a long game going on. The writers knew all along they were bringing Jim back.

Basically, the final problem is endgame – just as Doyle intended it to be.So what is it exactly? Jim talked about it in TGG.

Kill you? No, don’t be obvious. I mean, I’m gonna kill you anyway some day. I don’t wanna rush it, though. I’m saving it up for something special. No-no-no-no-no. If you don’t stop prying, I’ll burn you. I will burn the heart out of you.

After TRF, we assumed Jim’s threats in TGG were about the fall – and certainly the fall was part of Jim’s “burn the heart out of you” plan. But he’s got so much more in store for Sherlock. He wasn’t lying when he said he doesn’t want to rush it.

Despite his on-screen absence, season three (particularly HLV) showed us just how much Jim is a part of Sherlock’s psyche. He is in there and he is fighting to take over – Sherlock has to chain the fucker up in a padded room in his mind palace. I am you, you’re me. There’s a reason that dialogue is repeated so much; part of Sherlock wants it to be true. That’s why, when he’s as emotionally devastated as he’s ever been after John’s wedding, he tries so hard to go psychopath – cold-hearted, cruel, treating his own life with disregard (case or no case, Sherlock is a former addict and knows full-well the dangers of turning to drugs again). 

Jim wants to burn Sherlock’s heart out because it’s what keeps Sherlock on the side of the angels, what stops the two of them from truly being the same. He’s succeeding, too – while we can only speculate on how much of season three’s events can be attributed to Jim, we for sure know he hasn’t been idle since Reichenbach. At the end of HLV, we’re left with a Sherlock who is as heartbroken as can be. And while that obviously proves he has a heart, don’t forget how much changed between the end of TSoT and HLV – in one month’s time, Sherlock went from wearing his heart on his sleeve to attempting to burn it out himself.

So where will he be emotionally at the start of season four? Will he continue to selflessly sacrifice his own happiness for what is best (in his opinion) for John, or will that heartbreak cause another left turn? We can bet that Jim’s going to try to manipulate him into the latter. Pain. Heartbreak. Loss. Death. It’s all good.

In nine episodes, we see Sherlock fluctuate back and forth repeatedly, from cold to compassionate, sociopath to sappy drunk, colleague to best man. Heart or no heart.

John or James.

Hey, whaddaya know – we’re back to that choice again. Sherlock has verbalized it. He’s created two different personas for himself based on these two men.

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But neither of those personas can live while the other survives. For Sherlock, this is the final problem.

dangerhamster:

five-hundred:

And this is why you always reblog RDJ

THEY DON’T TEACH FRENCH IN JAIL

Um, no

If you order me to reblog, because x, then it’s not likely that I ever will, no matter how appealing x is to me. 

I’m just a rebel that way.