Someone keeps moving my chair.
i feel like i want to hear all your thoughts on queerbaiting on poi and how carefully it's handled??? like with root/shaw it's p obvious that it's done with sort of flirty respect towards the fans and to amy and sarah, but i also feel like they do the same thing with reese/finch? idk i feel respected by the poi writers when it comes to interpreting relationships different ways, but IDK AS A SURVIVOR OF THE SHERLOCK FANDOM, WHAT DO YOU THINK? is it handled okay?

figmentof:

If someone came at me claiming that Reese/Finch is queerbaiting, they’re required to give me a 10 page single spaced research paper in MLA format full of references and graphs citing EVERY SINGLE thing the two of them have done that points toward queerbaiting (there’s some minuscule hints here and there but you can hardly make a case when the epics like Sherlock/John and Destiel exist). Different from Sam² (where I refuse to listen to anything that puts Root/Shaw and queerbaiting in the same sentence), is that I might actually consider wasting 30 minutes reading it because, although it hurts me to say it: there’s no chance in hell that Reese/Finch is ever going to be canon. While for Sam², the fact that the actors are openly talking about it along with the writers, means that it’s logistically in consideration compared to the joking remark “greatest lovestory ever told” towards Reese/Finch back in SDCC 2013.

Coming back to your question: YES, 120% YES the show handles both ships incredibly well, and honestly I haven’t felt this respected in years in regards to the writers handling my ships delicately with class and letting us fans have fun. It’s not breadcrumbs we’re trailing after but rather we’re given an official snack without that patronizing pat on the back “ok guys we gave you ~what you want~ aren’t we openminded lol lgbt represent!!”. When asked about Reese and Finch relationship, Nolan and Plageman never go “ahhh they’re TOTES BROS MAN HURRHURR NO HOMO YO” and address it as is: a damn relationship. Aside from feeling respected as a fangirl, I also feel respected as a queer person from the way couples are presented throughout the show, and any jokes that are tinted with queerness isn’t offensive either; suggestive, sure, but never homophobic or otherwise.

What’s significant imo is the open-endedness of each characters sexuality, it’s literally up to us to make what we will of it, because after all, sexuality is fluid. Besides, what’s the fun of agonizing over orientation when we’ve got OT3’s and found families also two AI’s who want to make 1984 look like child’s play.

One of many reasons why I love the hell out of this show. Thank you, POI writers and show-runners. Seriously. Thank you.

the-emef:

flourish:

justsomecrazydreamer:

Glamour finally speaking my language

Good advice!

well that was unexpected

Accurate.

the-emef:

flourish:

justsomecrazydreamer:

Glamour finally speaking my language

Good advice!

well that was unexpected

Accurate.

fuckyeahhayleywilliams:

natasha romanoff + tumblr wanting a black widow movie.

I’ve reblogged this before, but idgaf.

gallifreyan-detective:

Some great reccuring characters | requested by Anon.

It’s about nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things.
Joss Whedon on Firefly (via whedonesque)

noirbettie:

dandehaane:

if u are scared or worried or stressed please just remember that even if you mess up super badly, doggies on the street will still tug on their owners when u walk by because they wanna say hello to u so badly

This is legitimately comforting.

::Bear moments (and Finch)::

3.02 Nothing to Hide

Why yes I will gladly put some Bear on my blog today.

I’m not sure how to retain tags on mobile, but karastantons mentioned the TNG episode “The Measure of a Man” and I just wanted to say that thinking about The Machine and how we’ve seen it behave so far, I absolutely hope that’s a theme POI explores more in season four as we venture deeper into the bowels of AI storytelling. Yes yes yes please yes.

micdotcom:

Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy

because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless

and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.

Robin Williams (via skateeofmind)