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A khaimah hut “enhanced” with corrugated metal. At Esfai. #UAE

A khaimah hut “enhanced” with corrugated metal. At Esfai. #UAE

Remnant of a substantial looking rock hut near Esfai. #UAE

Remnant of a substantial looking rock hut near Esfai. #UAE

On the road again.  (at Mountains of fujairah)

On the road again. (at Mountains of fujairah)

obiescottwade:

dendropsyche:

andromeda4002019:

i got this at an art museum from a vending machine with boxes of tiny art inside. u didnt know what u were gonna get. i straight up paid $3 for this

Not a dime wasted

Art vending machine?  What a great idea!

obiescottwade:

dendropsyche:

andromeda4002019:

i got this at an art museum from a vending machine with boxes of tiny art inside. u didnt know what u were gonna get. i straight up paid $3 for this

Not a dime wasted

Art vending machine?  What a great idea!

whedonesque:

shieldgames:

Agents of Shield bingo ep 19- The Only Light in the Darkness

Two cards again this week! One with a Cellist flavor and one with a Ward bent. Which subplot do you think will be most fruitful this week?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. bingo. It’s episode specific.

roachpatrol:

elementalsight:

gardnerhill:

madlori:

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.

Additionally, Watson’s done good work for a number of years as a sober companion, not a manchild enabler. It’s quite literally her job to deconstruct people’s shitty self-defeating habits and demonstrate that there are better ways to live your life. She’s not in the business of humoring anyone or playing along with their tantrums, she’s in the business of fixing them. And what she does works! It gets spelled out explicitely in the text of the show: Sherlock himself admits that what’s changed about him, for the better, is her. 

dammit-clint:

believe in yourself as much as robert downey jr believes in himself

ladyleigh89:

And Trump was just like, “That is how I will live my life.”