forgiveness: Sherlock vs Mary
#Look at how differently Sherlock and Mary understand consequences#even though both their motives were to protect John - they approach John’s pain so distinctly.#Sherlock has no patience#his attachment and need for John’s company leads him to manipulate him into forgiveness#Mary on the other hand gives up trying to control him and instead gives him the truth.#And the contrast is beautiful.#Because in those seconds when John thought he was going to die that he tells Sherlock that he’s not good with ’these things’ with ‘words’ and forces himself to let go before he’s ready to#but during those sleepless nights and long months following Mary’s revelation#the man who claimed didn’t do ‘words’#fought to find the perfect ones for the woman he couldn’t regret#the one he knew he’d love forever#and that’s the relationship John fought for
The whole SciShow office is so freaking stoked about this it’s adorable. To be clear, I also have not been this excited about a movie (that wasn’t based on my brother’s book) since Deathly Hallows.
→ Alan Cumming
"… and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end."
Here’s to book seven. Here’s to the years of anticipation before it and the years of discussion in its wake. Here’s to the boy who lived and how he changed everything.
And here’s to you, if you know that “the very end” isn’t happening anytime soon.
so sometimes i think about harry potter being in the aurors and like
he’d never really thought about child protective services, muggle or otherwise, cause it’d never been relevant, right? like when he was a miserable kid he just thought that was what it was like being an orphan. but then he sees cases come through the department where parents are murdered and there’s kids sitting in their waiting room with copies of the quibbler and water waiting while an auror sits down with a family tree and tries to find whatever relatives this kid might have in the wizarding world, going back maybe even five generations to find anyone living and vaguely related to this child to drop them off with
and he goes to shit apartments in diagon alley after noise complaints and finds children who are black and blue with hexed, bleeding skin who insist they were just playing with a weasley’s wizard wheeze, no really mr. potter
and he thinks about how merope gaunt stumbled into a muggle orphanage and left them a child who would grow up learning fear was the key to harmony, and becoming a god meant safety
and really, how was the headmaster of a school the person who made the call about where he ended up, how was the system so haphazard that a man who wouldn’t be part of his life for another ten years got to make the biggest decision of his life
harry thinks about his cupboard
and then harry potter sits down with hermione and ron and neville (cause of course neville would want a stake in this) and says, “we need to change the wizarding world again.”
and they do.
Plainspoken, egalitarian, impatient with fools and foolishness, and admittedly fond of cigarettes, alcohol and late nights — she finally gave up smoking and drinking in her 60s — though she took it up again — Ms. Stritch might be the only actor to work as a bartender after starring on Broadway, and she was completely unabashed about her good-time-girl attitude.
“I’m not a bit opposed to your mentioning in this article that Frieda Fun here has had a reputation in the theater, for the past five or six years, for drinking,” she said to a reporter for The New York Times in 1968. “I drink and I love to drink, and it’s part of my life.”
I just finished Old Oak Doors and wow, did that kill me. I had to bite my lip so I wouldn’t cry in my cubicle. Because not only are Carlos and Cecil separated for an indistinguishable amount of time, but Carlos doesn’t belong in Night Vale. WHAT THE HELL?! Of course he belongs in Night Vale, he belongs with Cecil and Old Woman Josie and Intern Dana and John Peters, you know the farmer, and even Steve Carlsburg. Where else would he belong? I know Cecil is probably so sad, dealing with a town just out of revolution and an injured pet and now a missing boyfriend. But perfect Carlos… to be told he doesn’t belong. Oh my heart.