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PR LIT TROPES

Cherno Alpha is a Mark-1 Russian Jaeger. Piloted by husband and wife duo Sasha and Aleksis Kaidonovsky, Cherno Alpha is the last of the Mark-1 Jaeger series and the oldest Jaeger still active in combat.

Cutting-edge technology is usually superior to the older stuff. But sometimes heroes can’t use the latest equipment: it may have been destroyed, stolen, confiscated, or rendered inoperable (or obsolete). So what do they do? They take the older stuff out of storage and make do with it. And more often than not, the ancient devices still work just fine. 

Cherno Alpha, however, was never decommissioned. It continued fighting from its construction until the events of Pacific Rim. The issue with Cherno Alpha is its noted lack of an escape route. This foreshadowing works as a sort of Chekhov’s Gun. The design is mentioned to prepare you for the Kaidonovskys: they will win, or die trying. 

Except for an early script, which described the Kaidonvoskys not only surviving, but living because they FIRED THEIR ESCAPE POD THROUGH THE KAIJU’S HEAD, KILLING THE KAIJU AND SURVIVING

what.
WHAT.
We could have had THAT as an option?!?

Oh my gosh, I feel stolen from now D:

#WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL

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#that awkward moment when a 48 year old scifi show has more continuity #than a 2 year old series about misfit high schoolers 

*ahem- 50 year old…

But also that awkward moment when the Forest of Cheem’s sacrifice is relegated to unimportance in Moffat’s world. Her bravery and kindness don’t matter, and she’s turned into yet another cheap joke about women being infatuated with the Doctor.

That she fancied the Doctor did not feature at all in the season 1 episode. She was curious about his origins, she had sympathy for him, and she gave her life so he could save the rest of the people aboard the base. I personally don’t see her fawning over him (like so many of Moffat’s women do). Thus, with no real evidence to draw this from, Moffat seems to be interpreting her sacrifice as “fancying” the Doctor, which is immensely problematic: It suggests that she did this only for him rather than to save everyone on the ship, and it shows yet another example of Moffat thinking that any woman who interacts with the Doctor must be infatuated with him.

Even if she did fancy him, the fact that Moffat considers her actions negligible in comparison to her “crush” is pretty gross, especially when the payoff from this line is so small. All it does in the context of the episode is set up the Doctor as an object of desire. But in the context of the show, it undermines the agency and power of women to act with bravery and integrity without it being all for the Doctor.

lmao i remember complaining about this exact same thing on this exact same gifset back in 2011

additionally THAT’S NOT EVEN HER NAME

her name was Jabe??? this is like saying ‘i met the human race once. they fancied me’

I think the tags should have been #that awkward moment when Moffat tries to reference his predecessor’s run and that’s what he comes up with

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#Nothing says straight like painting a massive painting of another woman  #from memory alone 

Moriarty takes fanart to a whole new level

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But do you imagine Jamie trying to figure out what to do with the thing after they told her Joan was coming? 

should i hide it?

where to hide it there is no place to hide it? should i turned around? they will notice? should i paint over it? HELL NO MY IMAGINARY GIRLFRIEND NEMESIS

should i leave it here at the center of the room and play it cool?

yes yes be cool jamie cool evil villain be cool channel all your cool villain stuff…

*nailed it*

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"Tauriel’s awkward facial expressions during the dungeon scene" appreciation post. (x)

Okay, but seriously though, Tauriel being the most socially awkward little muffin that ever did live is one of my favourite headcanons from the movies. I just love the idea of her being this incredibly badass, don’t-fucking-mess-with-me Captain of the Guard who’s incredibly beautiful and graceful and competent at her job — but who also has a ridiculously hard time talking about things that aren’t archery and knives and violently slaughtering things. 

I mean, look at the third gif. Tauriel pulls that face after Kili makes the “whosoever looks upon this talisman shall be fOVREVER CURSED” comment. She is fully prepared to just awkward the fuck out of there. Like ‘shit fuck shit I thought we were having an okay conversation mAYBE NOT TAURIEL OUT’ — and then her face when she realizes he’s making a joke!! It just screams ‘slightly lonely elf lady who’s thrown herself into being awesome at her job for thousands of years and doesn’t really know how to normal conversation’ to me. 

I mentioned it to thebatwiggler and she mentioned how cute it would be if Tauriel really wanted to kiss Kili, but kept fretting over how. Like, will bending down insult him?? Should she find something for him to stand on?? And so she tries to always be sitting down or slouching when he’s around and eventually he’s just like ‘miss are you okay???’ and Tauriel’s like YES I AM FINE TOTALLY FINE THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE MOTIVE TO THIS WHATSOEVER I’M GOING TO GO KILL SOMETHING GOOD DAY SIR and I just

I love awkward Tauriel okay she is my favourite.

YES EXCELLENT THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT

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#I love a lot of things about the way this show turned out but maybe the very best one is how joan is a watson with limits     #I don’t think I’ve ever seen an adaptation where watson doesn’t sigh in exasperation and then put up with the abuse     #from day zero she’s laying down rules     #and she’s patient and forgiving and remarkably low-key     #(anyone who wakes me up before my alarm clock on the regular is getting a knife to the face)     #but she absolutely knows the difference between eccentricity and unreasonable behavior    #and is utterly able and willing to enforce boundaries     #and to call holmes out    #repeatedly.     #now that I think of it I don’t particularly find watson interesting or likeable in… any adaptation I’ve seen?     #and suddenly you have a holmes/watson dynamic that’s actually played as equal     #where 2/3rds of their interaction is negotiation     #(the other 1/3rd is mutual appreciation society and it’s so much better because of the negotiations)    #real friends don’t just love you     #they also challenge you to become a better version of yourself     #that’s the show.   (via smokeandsong)

The way Joan enforces limits is, for me, one of my favorite parts of her characterization. 

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….whoa, whoa, wait. She said when she was growing up in Queens that there were always kids around who said their dads were in the mob. And elsewhere in this ep, one of the two crime families they were investigating had always been heavily into construction.

…and didn’t she say in another ep (when she was knocking on walls because the room had too many air vents) that her uncle was in construction??

Joanie! Is there something you aren’t you telling us?

WHOA Wait a minute.

In Poison Pen, when she said that her ‘uncle was in construction’ we could assume that she used to spend a lot of time with this ‘uncle’. If this ‘uncle’ was involved somehow with the mafia… Little Joanie’s story is just 100 times more interesting.

Watson, Watson, Watson… what are you hiding from us?

JOANIE TALK TO US

Surely we can bring Gerald Castoro into this backstory somehow (and don’t call me sherly). A lot of construction materials are transported by sea and would come through docks. If Castoro had been a friend of her uncle’s it could explain why she spent enough time with him before surgery to get to know his family. Maybe even lead to an explanation for why a cardiothoracic surgeon was removing an adrenal tumor. 

fyi, last year’s yuletide included a Watson mob-doctor AU fic

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based on: (x) (x) source: (x)

So, Elementary fandom has talked about gaslighting before, and how it is used in abusive relationships. We’ve seen Irene/Moriarty do this to Sherlock in Elementary, and the same pattern appears in the newly-aired Sherlock with Sherlock and John. This article defines how gaslighting takes several distinct forms most of which can been seen paralleled with Elementary and BBC Sherlock. (Also, if anyone with psychiatric background could weigh in on this, that’d be great.)

1-4: Compartmentalising: Irene fakes her own death, then makes a sudden reappearance a year later, after Sherlock has moved on and formed healthy relationships with other people (Elementary).

Sherlock fakes his own death, makes a sudden reappearance two years later after John has moved on and formed healthy relationships with people (BBC)

5&6 - Denial, Blaming/Deflection, Chronic Invalidation: Sherlock deduces that Irene is working for Moriarty (or at least, not held captive by him as she stated) and thinks she’s lying to him - he gets angry. Irene placates him, saying it’s because he is “seeing things that aren’t there”. (Elementary)

John’s angry at Sherlock for not contacting him for the last two years; Sherlock doesn’t apologise and dismisses John’s anger, explaining that it was because Sherlock didn’t trust him. (BBC)

7&8 Domination: Irene tries to make Sherlock take back his words - when he doesn’t, she replies with “You lied before! You don’t want to come with me, so you’re inventing an excuse not to!”. Then she walks out of Sherlock’s life and makes him think he’s cause of it because in her eyes, he is the just as bad as Moriarty. (Elementary)

John’s angry that Sherlock acts irresponsibly and the bomb is about to go off. Sherlock defuses the bomb in the tube train, but lets John believe that they’re both going to die. Sherlock fakes vulnerability, apologises to John and uses the now-or-never-scenario to make John accept his apology. (BBC)

9&10 Minimalisation: Irene waltzes back into Sherlock’s life, reveals her true identity, and calls Sherlock’s trauma at her death a game. “You’re a game I’ll win every time.” (Elementary)

Sherlock reveals that the bomb had an off switch, and laughs at John’s trauma and fear when he thinks he’s about to die. “Your face, your face! Totally had you!” (BBC)

The most important thing about this, though, is that Elementary portrays it as an abusive relationship and recognises that Moriarty/Sherlock is not in any way a healthy relationship. Meanwhile BBC Sherlock does the complete opposite, which is all kinds of fucked up.

I’m going to get hate for this

omigod I just realized. john is a VETERAN. he was an army doctor, he served in afghanistan. the series starts off with john in intense therapy to help him cope with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. and Sherlock pulls out a fucking BOMB, makes john think he’s going to die AGAIN (“use your imagination” “I don’t have to”), and then fucking LAUGHS at him??!? like what the fuck moffat. it’s only been two years, this shit could make him relapse. but you know probably not since he’s just sooo in not-gay love with Sherlock. fucking hell can this show get any more fucked up how do people still enjoy this

I haven’t wanted to say anything about this because I know so many people are so excited about series three, but this scene is the reason I may stop watching Sherlock, full stop.  If this is how they’re going to start writing the relationship between John and Sherlock they might as well just had Sherlock run off into the sunset and replace him with Irene or Moriarty in which case there would at least be some intrigue and will they won’t they redeem mixed in with the abuse.

The most disturbing thing for me is that the biggest killer of service people who’ve served in the Middle East is suicide.  A crime related fact Sherlock should know, although the idea he might delete the fact is even more disturbing.  The highest cause of death is very, incredibly, explicitly, clearly suicide, the statistics aren’t even close.  This means something about the effect of trauma and survivor’s guilt for service people. More specifically there were and are clear signs of psychological trauma, self destructive behaviors, and an eating disorder in John.  He clearly is triggered by events in which his service based personality (I’m not referring to service as in military service here, but rather tendencies to do things for other people’s welfare) and psychology are triggered by feelings of uselessness, ineffectiveness, and not being able to help.  By being reduced as a person.  I could go into the fandom theories, with a firm foundation based on the hints of interaction we see between Harry and John, that Harry and John grew up in a home with an abusive alcoholic parent who neglected them.  This is a lot of words without much implication until you look at someone who knows John, is meant to care about him.

John is meant to be loved by Sherlock, however you define love, having Sherlock make vulnerable and emotionally exploit John, his John, who struggles with a history of self-destructive behaviors and suicidal ideation who likely has a history of abuse and neglect and defines his personal value by his ability to help and aid other people, by being physically, mentally, and emotionally vulnerable.  By taking someone who responds to high stress by taking care of other people’s needs over his own in order to leverage out an acceptance of apology.  Especially in the light that John was increasingly showing signs of forgiving Sherlock in his own time.  If nothing else I’m sold on the gaslighting by Sherlock deliberately refusing to listen to John’s very good concerns and safety measures while secretly taking those safety measures.  There is no reason to talk down to John about calling the police and then secretly call the police except to gain dominance and create a feeling of vulnerability and lack of importance in John.  There is no other reason to say your ideas aren’t important, your concerns for safety are unimportant, if you have reasonable concerns they will be completely subsumed by what I consider convenient, and surprise I lied to you - I’m always in control of everything you have no rights except forcing John into a traumatic emotional experience in which his previous traumatic experiences would force him to capitulate.

That exploitation is really, really, really, really, really, not okay.  That’s not a way to love anyone or anything ever.  That is way beyond not understanding social cues or what’s okay.  That is deliberate manipulation, and if I drop down into dark!thursday land for a second, it wasn’t even necessary manipulation.  John was forgiving him already.  And if I get a single message about Sherlock being damaged, or having PTSD, or being really super sad, or missing his friend, well so does John and all he did was nourish and care for Sherlock with fairness and tenderness.  Having a pretty little face is no excuse.  Wanting to be friends right now is no excuse.  I If John has any reason to shout he’s not gay it’s to avoid the same abusive patterns that he likely watched his parents and his sister enact.  After all, how is Sherlock any different than his sister?  Addicted to something exciting that he abandoned his partner to indulge in and then reemerges to leave token socialization without caring for the welfare of the people she’s communicating with.  Saints preserve.

 This absolutely amazing commentary,thank you. I’m not engaged in Sherlock fandom, and am no longer emotionally invested in John as a character, but holy shit; in context of post-war veteran suicides and John’s destructive behaviour that makes the episode even worse.

 It’s also extremely similar to the way Irene lured in Sherlock in Elementary and set out to bring him down. When Elementary pulled this, it was with the precision and intent of a villain set out to destroy him, while Sherlock writers are probably doing unintentionally (let’s face it, Moffat&co has demonstrated the self-awareness of a table before, so).

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based on: (x) (x) source: (x)

So, Elementary fandom has talked about gaslighting before, and how it is used in abusive relationships. We’ve seen Irene/Moriarty do this to Sherlock in Elementary, and the same pattern appears in the newly-aired Sherlock with Sherlock and John. This article defines how gaslighting takes several distinct forms most of which can been seen paralleled with Elementary and BBC Sherlock. (Also, if anyone with psychiatric background could weigh in on this, that’d be great.)

1-4: Compartmentalising: Irene fakes her own death, then makes a sudden reappearance a year later, after Sherlock has moved on and formed healthy relationships with other people (Elementary).

Sherlock fakes his own death, makes a sudden reappearance two years later after John has moved on and formed healthy relationships with people (BBC)

5&6 - Denial, Blaming/Deflection, Chronic Invalidation: Sherlock deduces that Irene is working for Moriarty (or at least, not held captive by him as she stated) and thinks she’s lying to him - he gets angry. Irene placates him, saying it’s because he is “seeing things that aren’t there”. (Elementary)

John’s angry at Sherlock for not contacting him for the last two years; Sherlock doesn’t apologise and dismisses John’s anger, explaining that it was because Sherlock didn’t trust him. (BBC)

7&8 Domination: Irene tries to make Sherlock take back his words - when he doesn’t, she replies with “You lied before! You don’t want to come with me, so you’re inventing an excuse not to!”. Then she walks out of Sherlock’s life and makes him think he’s cause of it because in her eyes, he is the just as bad as Moriarty. (Elementary)

John’s angry that Sherlock acts irresponsibly and the bomb is about to go off. Sherlock defuses the bomb in the tube train, but lets John believe that they’re both going to die. Sherlock fakes vulnerability, apologises to John and uses the now-or-never-scenario to make John accept his apology. (BBC)

9&10 Minimalisation: Irene waltzes back into Sherlock’s life, reveals her true identity, and calls Sherlock’s trauma at her death a game. “You’re a game I’ll win every time.” (Elementary)

Sherlock reveals that the bomb had an off switch, and laughs at John’s trauma and fear when he thinks he’s about to die. “Your face, your face! Totally had you!” (BBC)

The most important thing about this, though, is that Elementary portrays it as an abusive relationship and recognises that Moriarty/Sherlock is not in any way a healthy relationship. Meanwhile BBC Sherlock does the complete opposite, which is all kinds of fucked up.

I’m going to get hate for this

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