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I’ve seen some comments about why did we get that scene at the start of The Bends in the Japanese restaurant (also John wasn’t eating noodles).
I think it was there to not only show Dorian being a shit to John again as his own little passive aggressive tactic at John, (who can give as good as he gets), but to provide another hint about John’s depression. Avoidance tactics and behaviours are one of the behaviours often associated with depression.
In the Pilot episode we see that John has been avoiding coming back to work. He is still doing some police work, with the evidence bags and photos on his desk when he takes the call from Sandra, but he has been refusing to come in.
In Are You Receiving? we know from the carargument at the start that he is late to work, also he woke up at 7 am and yet he doesn’t pick Dorian up until close to 10 am.
In The Bends, that bit in the restaurant there is the inference that they are on shift, and Dorian wants to get back to work, but Kennex is using excuses to stay in the restaurant and not go back to work. Now, he could be abiding by the cultural manners as he claims, but as Dorian points out, he is not in his eating style. It is more an excuse not to be in the car and go back to work.
Michael Ealy has also said there is an upcoming episode where Dorian arrives to work on his own and is there a while before Sandra asks where John is, and Dorian has to go and get him.
Now, Dorian would know about Tilden’s profile on John. He would know he is not supposed to have been cleared for duty. He would know about the diagnosis on his depression, and how does Dorian treat him? He doesn’t mollycoddle him. But I think he is very aware of John’s issues and he has tried to get him out and about more. The dating profile, the setting up of the date, but also taking into account John’s likes. The encouragement of considering Valerie as a possible romantic partner. He also was the one to invite Rudy to John’s bar, making John take not only Rudy along, but also Dorian for the first time. To make John show more of his life to his colleagues.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Orlando Bloom at The Hobbit premiere
You know, Peeta’s unconventional masculinity is as relevant for traditional gender subversion in The Hunger Games as Katniss’s unconventional femininity.
It’s a bit annoying to see everyone and their mother praising Katniss for being such a unique action female hero, and then hearing those same people making fun of Peeta for being a weakling and a ‘sissy’.
Yes, Peeta paints sunsets and bakes cookies and frosts cakes. He is sometimes/usually unarmed and needs Katniss’s protection. He needs saving at several points across the story, and eventually he is captured and needs rescuing.
So what? Just as Katniss can be dextrous at archery, an assassin and a leader in combat, while retaining her kindness, humanity and selflessness, Peeta can paint, bake, and not be a traditional male action hero and still be the male lead and romantic hero of the story. He can still be sexually alluring for Katniss and capable of extremely heroic actions, while needing rescue and baking cakes.
And if you can’t see how relevant it is for this story and for a younger generation to understand that traditional and media-approved masculinity is also a social construct/imposition, as restrictive and reactionary as enforced traditional femininity can be, then the joke’s on you.
Best underreaction ever.
That guy needs his own movie.
In my headcanon, Bruce mentioned this to Nick Fury, and Nick immediately sent Maria Hill out to hire him. He’s the night watchman, runs the cameras and patrols the halls of one of SHIELD’s front companies, over one of their most important top secret facilities. The guy doesn’t know what he’s sitting on, of course, but he’s unflappable and unfailingly sensible and sees the facility through every weird situation with the same patient attitude.
Bruce appreciates him and always makes sure to stop by the desk when he’s nearby, ask about the guy’s wife and kids and grandkids. He gets invited to Thanksgiving and the missus keeps trying to set him up with their daughter.
When Steve meets him, they swap war stories and instantly become BFFs, and sometimes Steve comes by during the guy’s shift with classic diner food and they play Gin for a couple hours over burgers or soup or meatloaf with mashed potatoes and Coca-Cola in glass bottles.
Thor loves to hear the guy tell stories, and believes him the skald of SHIELD.
All this. Yep. Done. Head-canon uploaded.
I reblogged this over the summer BUT SO WORTH ANOTHER ONE
Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
"The fantasy land of Panem is not so far off from the landscape of America’s current social and economic inequality. …as we flock to the movie theaters this weekend for a brief escape into the world of the Hunger Games, remember the inequality here in America that is all too real.
Remember that unlike fantasy, we have the power to change it.”
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I LOVE THAT MIDDLE GIF WHERE CAS’S EYES SLIDE OVER AND HE SMILES A LITTLE LIKE, “Dean, what the on earth, this is total horseshit. There is literally nothing more important in this world that hanging out with me right now.”
Je veux plus revenir en arrière.
Powerpuff Girls says fuck you gender roles
Here are 10 photos (out of 22) from my series Racial Microaggressions. I have asked my friends on the Fordham University Lincoln Center campus to write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced on a poster for me to take a picture of them.
Classic Who // New Who Parallels 50th Anniversary Part 7
Kate Stewart asks for one of her father’s files; she says it may be filed under the 70s or the 80s “depending on the dating protocol”, a clear reference to the UNIT dating controversy.
Cromer was a place to which the Brigadier believed UNIT headquarters had once been transported. (x)