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People who say that they aren’t going to vote becos both of the parties are terrible prolly understand that the US govt is incredibly flawed, and that it was never meant to be a 2-party system that keeps 3rd and 4th parties our of the elections by refusing to let them into the national debate and other such things.
While wearing the Moonwatch, the moon is possible to observe despite potentially cloudy positions. By studying the moon’s different phases, one can determine how the moon affects their behaviors and moods. A quick push of a button changes the Moonwatch into a normal watch, with a black background during the day and a white background during the night. Found on Behance.
This scene was actually when I went from feeling more or less neutral on Joan to actively disliking her.
Because wow, that was patronizing.
I loved that scene in Elementary.
1) Firstly, because it immediately deconstructs the “hero throws and breaks something in frustration” cliche (Sherlock throwing a glass slide in HoB, anyone?) it might even be seen as a parody of that cliche.
2) Secondly, because the dynamic is different between a man and a woman than it would be between two women or two men, the visual of a man smashing something in a temper in front of a woman can be taken as threatening or borderline abusive. Joan Watson immediately shows that she is not intimidated by Holmes’ behavior.
3) Lastly? One of the running themes of Elementary is the deconstruction of Sherlock Holmes as the solitary, antisocial genius, and his becoming a member of a community. Holmes’ gifts are given their due respect, but no one in Elementary plays the game of Because Sherlock Holmes is a Bloody Genius He Can Do Whatever He Wants So There. When Sherlock goes after Moriarty (“M”), Captain Gregson suspends him. When Sherlock doesn’t want to talk about his addiction, Alfredo says “You’ve got to get over yourself.” And when Sherlock behaves like a spoiled child, Joan tells him “Use your words.”
You see Joan patronizing Sherlock. I see a member of Sherlock’s community teaching him how to behave like an adult member of that community.
Additionally, Watson’s done good work for a number of years as a sober companion, not a manchild enabler. It’s quite literally her job to deconstruct people’s shitty self-defeating habits and demonstrate that there are better ways to live your life. She’s not in the business of humoring anyone or playing along with their tantrums, she’s in the business of fixing them. And what she does works! It gets spelled out explicitely in the text of the show: Sherlock himself admits that what’s changed about him, for the better, is her.
"While the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted." - Flannery O’Connor
'Common themes in Southern Gothic literature include deeply flawed, disturbing or eccentric characters who may or may not dabble in hoodoo, ambivalent gender roles and decayed or derelict settings, grotesque situations, and other sinister events relating to or coming from poverty, alienation, crime and violence.'
I found this through the Facebook page “Cultural Appropriation” ~ it’s amazing seeing Native Americans doing their thing being themselves, being represented positively for who they are TODAY… It was quite interesting after living in/around the Tohono O’odham Nation how many people asked me if I was living in a teepee and being surprised when I told them that they all wore modern clothes, loved smartphones, and drank lots of Monster. haha… let’s get the public aware of who Natives are today instead of romanticizing them based off false images perpetuated by Hollywood and the white man’s history books. This is (of course) coming from someone whose passion is in revitalizing the Old Way and ensuring the survival of indigenous cultures and the wisdom of their Elders… part of saving these cultures from extinction is owning up to and admitting to where we are today with no bells and whistles… So let’s dance the dance of acceptance and remembrance for tradition and for the continual redefinition of what it is to be indigenous right here, right now, as it is.
(OH, and by the way, I’m absolutely obsessed with this song!!!)