The lord of light is real, and it’s Tom Hiddleston.
DOUBLE THE CUTE
HOW DARE YOU.
Tom stole my camera from me to take a picture. I told him I had it, but he was all, “I’m taller” so I had to teach him how to hold it (I dropped it & the battery thing broke) & he took the worst pictures.
This one he accidentally zoomed in on.
I CANNOT HANDLE THIS
ALL THESE FEELS
FEELS MY BROKE
WHAT IS GRAMMAR
"I had to teach him how to hold it"
"This one he accidentally zoomed in on"
THIS is how Tom Hiddleston looks in a picture he took accidentally and happened to zoom in on??? I bet there’s nothing he could fuck up even if he wanted to.
GET OUUUUUTT THOMAS GET OUTTTTT!!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! THIS IS NOT FAIR! FOR NOBODY! I HATE HIM SO MUCH.
Es demasiado Precioso.
But don’t you see those contrasting sentences…? Before they started “dating” Janine knew Sherlock was unavailable to her but she didn’t know why… what was the obstacle. That’s why she said “whatever you are”. But after one month of “dating” she knew. She knew why it wouldn’t work because she did find out “whatever he is”.
Headcanon: Janine is all for the JohnLock.
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.
She’s adorable, and she fits her Sherlock really well. Just as well as the BBC.