#my fav thing about renly is like#he always like starts laughing to himself before he says this shit#like he’s like ‘lol i thought of a hilarious joke here it comes’#IS HE A HAM haha nailed it. thats so renly. doin it renly style
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.
thank you! i’ve been learning them slowly. and i think the main thing is that i started learning each one for the sake of being able to speak with more people, not just for the sake of collecting languages. i starting learning french in elementary school, cos in the canadian system it’s mandatory, and i didn’t really enjoy it much, and i also starting learning arabic in religious school because that was mandatory but for me it was all like math. not fun, lots of tests, things to memorize. but my parents both had a love for languages, though it was mainly my mother who exposed me to how cool french and arabic could be. my mother took french and arabic in school and university and spoke both fairly well, and my father learnt arabic when he studied abroad after university. so i was able to speak some french with my mother, and they’d both tutor me in arabic. and as i grew older i started loving them more, and so i also became interested in urdu, the language of my native country. i started making a conscious effort to speak with people in all three languages, with french definitely being the most accessible. my mom, bless her, would always find opportunities for me to practise french, like volunteering at a paris exchange at our local mosque, etc. i started also casually learning american sign language at around 15, and started to volunteer with the Deaf community around 16 and got a lot of practise that way. when i was 17, i went to public school for the last 2 years of my high school, and they had spanish courses, which i decided to take and found out i loved spanish. at around the same time i started to really practise all of those languages regularly, skyping with friends, etc. my mother would do funny things like “set me up” with people who spoke the language (at a wedding: “Aneesa, meet __________________, they speak Spanish. Go! Practise!” etc.). I decided to take a gap year with the encouragement of my parents and we started saving for travel and contacting any friends i had abroad so we could find accomodation for cheaper, etc. It really helps to make contacts and be social, even online. And that’s all I can type in 5 minutes before I sleep. Message me if you want to talk!
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Sherlock smashes a plate in anger and to avoid a discussion about his feelings. Joan follows him into the kitchen, smashes a plate, then comments “Huh. That didn’t solve anything. Weird, right?”
I LOVE Ms. Watson’s parenting techniques!
what does vanessa hudgens do apart from appear once a year for coachella
I’m kinda pissed that the recent anthrax episode of Elementary (“No Lack of Void”, S02E20) referenced a certain prominent Muslim cleric who the United States accused of having terrorist leanings. It’s a sensitive topic that was too callously mentioned by name in the episode as a widely-known truth. Also not normal for Elementary, really out of character.
We used to be best buddies,
But now we’re not.
I wish you would tell me why…
OH MY HEART
awww this is cute