Memories are nice, but that’s all they are.
[Please take note that the commentary is just for fun. Bunch of sarcasm. Don’t take it too seriously. I am getting tired of these outfits, though.]
1. The classic Bikini Armor. If you’re lucky you might get an actual shoulder-pad! If the designers even bother…
Hahaha I recognise most of these from specific MMOs.
Hello TERA and Guild Wars 2.
Holy crap these are great lol
There needs to be a phylogenetic tree for terrible armor design. We can sort this shit with science.
The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer, a lesbian retelling of the Persephone and Hades myth
Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth.
Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want—except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: choice.
Zeus calls Hades “lord” of the dead as a joke. In truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny.
But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.
Reading this right now and I love the mood, the descriptions of the underworld and those associated with it. (That’s what I’ve always loved most about the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice: The physical descent, Orpheus’ journey as he passes various beings that dwell down there, each with their own story that explains why they are where they are and what purpose they serve.)
AND THIS IS WHY WE NEED A PREQUEL
I assume you’ve already seen this, but just in case you haven’t, they have this series of mildly passive aggressive politeness reminders on the trains in Japan. This one reads “your seat should only be as wide as your bottom, not the width of your spread legs.” Words to live by.
Urgent memo to all men riding buses, trains, and in all public seating areas: “Your seat should only be as wide as your bottom, not the width of your spread legs.”
So my mom and I have been working the same waitress job for 5-6 years now. She had been waitressing years before, but this is recently. Anyway, about… 15 minutes ago this guy she waited on left and told her to take care. Just that. Prior to this she had talked to him about Italy. Her people are from Florence, this and that, and she said she’s never been. She’s got 8 years of art education and she’s working a waitress job. It’s pretty… Sad and disappointing, I guess. Her and my father divorced 6 years ago and she hasn’t had a real job ever. Just been stuck in a small town she’s not from.
This man who we have never seen before tipped her 1000 dollars for a trip to Italy. Walked out, not another word.
…you know. Just when I start to lose faith in humanity….Hm.
this is so amazing. i want to cry for you.
Can I just say that I love that this episode was titled “Heroine”
It has the obvious connection to heroin, which I will get back to but then the two women are the heroines of their own stories.
Irene/Moriarty is the heroine in her conflict with Holmes, she beat him. In her story, she is the protagonist and the winner.
Then Joan, precious Joan, SHE is the one to beat Moriarty. SHE is the heroine of not only her story, but the show. Not Sherlock, but Joan.
Now, back to the heroin connections. Obviously, there’s the plan to trick Irene by staging Sherlock’s overdose. But also, heroin was what Sherlock turned to when he lost Irene the first time. And when he loses her the second time, by finding out that she’s Moriarty and thus not the Irene he fell in love with, well then he turns to Joan. Not in a completely healthy way, because he doesn’t let her help him as much as he should, but he still relies on her. And so, with this loss of Irene, instead of turning to heroin, he turns to his heroine, Joan Watson.
A quick comment on The Woman (as I will call her). I believe that women are often stereotyped as the weak damsels in distress. I am glad that she was more than that. But I also believe that the opposite of that stereotype is the cold-heated emotionless bitch. I’ve seen some comments on Tumblr tonight about The Woman, and how her obsession (love?) for Sherlock brought her down in the end, and how that made her a weaker female.
That belief in and of itself is equally stereotypical. Sherlock and The Woman are broken, brilliant people. She is a psychopath, a cold killer, a criminal mastermind, and power-hungry. That does not negate her ability to have emotions. She was not portrayed as having some sort of developmental or personality disorder that would rid her of empathy. Why can’t a women be brilliant, insane, evil, and caring?
That’s what interested me so much about Natalie Dormer’s take on The Woman. She was wholly Irene and wholly Moriarty. She can be both, and she is both. You’re not doing women a favor by thinking that you can only be powerful if you are emotionless. The Woman was not brought down by her “womb.” She was brought down by her humanity and curiosity.
She’s not a women who lost because of those damned ~lady emotions. She was a person who lost because she is human. And she was bested by another woman, Watson, who encompasses everything caring, loving, kind, and thoughtful about humanity, while still being brilliant and kickass.
If you think The Woman is weaker for this, you’re just falling into a trap- the one that says men can be leaders/brilliant/loving/ruthless, but women have to be only one. Let’s respect both The Woman and Watson for who they are as characters, and the actors who play them, and the writers. Not every woman is the same. And some women do have humanity and some have compassion and that does not negate their ability to be smart or evil.
then the devil, taking him up on a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. and the devil said to him, all this… I will give you, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish… .if you will worship before me, all will be yours.