Head’s up. Madlori, the bnf who gave the much-quoted Screw Writing “Strong” Women speech hates Joan Watson. That’s their (highly suspect) prerogative (also I have to say that’s ass to add such negative critique to a post a fan put effort into making because they like that scene and that character) but anyway!

Let’s just keep this in mind when doing Joan graphics that might include anything from that speech.

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Clearly this is the best Ron Perlman doppelgänger. 

huffingtonpost:

Clearly this is the best Ron Perlman doppelgänger

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Victorian Prosthetic Arm ca. 1885

walkingfairytale:

Victorian Prosthetic Arm ca. 1885

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laverne cox and ellen page at the 25th annual glaad media awards

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happy easter everyone ive had this joke in my queue since january

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cezura asked: joan watson (of course)? :)

sanguinarysanguinity:

  • How I feel about this character: 

In short? So much frustration that the Joan Watson Deserves Better tag even has to exist.

I mean, it’s impossible for me to even say anything about Joan Watson without first specifying whether I’m discussing S1 Joan or S2 Joan, and that makes me sad. Because so much of what I love about Joan is me holding fiercely to the promise of S1, and demanding that she be written better because she’s a woc lead (and how many of those do we get??) and ARGH.

But S1 Joan was insightful and clever and tenacious and established boundaries and was vulnerable and made mistakes and had her own journeys, and Sherlock was fucking besotted with her, and I was, too.

Still am, if the show gives me the least space to be so.

  • All the people I ship romantically with this character: 

Since I wrote this, beanarie has dragged me kicking and screaming into being a Joanbell shipper. Mostly through the fiendishly clever device of repeatedly prompting me Joanbell and forcing me to talk myself into how it might work. And she’s right, they would be as cute as hell together, and it’d help counteract the Sherlockian black hole that is warping the narrative space of the show.

Alternatively, with the right fic I can be a passionate Joanlock shipper — every time language-escapes updates “You Can Fight the Hurricane" I get blindsided by it again — but it mostly requires a Sherlock who is 1) quite rightly besotted with her, and 2) committed to living up to being what she deserves. We have not been seeing that Sherlock on the show lately, so my Joanlock feelings are currently dialed all the way down to zero. Start trying to be worthy of her, Sherlock, and then we’ll talk.

…and this is gonna be unpopular as hell, but I did ship Joancroft as of 2x01. However, they’re gonna have to tell me what the fuck that man is up to before I sink any energy into that. That, and I’ll need to write a fix-it for the shrunken head thing in 2x01, because NO, people who treat indigenous remains like that don’t deserve Joan’s time.

And damn, but I wish that there were more women around, so I had someone to femslash her with. Ms. Hudson doesn’t quite work for me, mostly because they’re employing her, and I’ve got a squick about that.

  • My unpopular opinion about this character: 

Not unpopular in my circle of fandom, but:

Joan would never in one-hundred-thousand-million years feel even one twinge of fascination for Moriarty. Not romantic, sexual, intellectual, nor otherwise.

Moriarty obsessed with Joan Watson, her One True Nemesis? Hell yes, gimme gimme.

Joan Watson feeling anything other than disdain and irritation for Moriarty’s One True Nemesis bullshit? Oh, please.

  • One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon:

That the show engaged with Joan being a woc in a meaningful and nuanced way. Also, that the showrunners were as besotted with her and were as eager to write her as they are Sherlock.

  • my OTP:

Joan/Sleep. With Joan/Sleep/Adventures being my OT3. 

  • my cross over ship:

Joan Watson / Rosa Diaz. 

It starts out rough, because Joan consults with Major Crimes, aka The Vulture Squad, but it becomes clear that Joan is cool and respects the Nine-Nine’s work and she hates The Vulture with the same passion that she hates Nash. And the next thing you know, Joan “Intensely Private” Watson and Rosa “You People Know Too Much About Me” Diaz are giggling in the corner together and sharing each other’s secrets and Sherlock and the rest of the Nine-Nine still don’t know anything about either of them. And Joan and Rosa have got similar stuff going on with their inner Bad Girl / Good Girl conflicts — even though they deal with them in different ways — and they both project an air of super-confidence while being as scared as hell on the inside, and they both call each other on their bullshit  while TOTALLY 100% having each other’s backs. They’re good for each other.

And everyone else’s minds melt from the combined hotness of the Joan + Rosa field, but Joan and Rosa don’t give one tiny little shit about that, and it is awesome.

HOW IS IT I CAN FIND NO EVIDENCE OF THIS SHIP EXISTING?? WHY HAVEN”T YOU PEOPLE WRITTEN IT YET?? I’m obviously going to have to crack and write it myself because you all are obstinate bastards (*eyes my fic commitments and sighs heavily*), but needs must as needs must.

  • a headcanon fact:

Joan’s own family had incidental dealings with the mafia when she was growing up, mostly via her contractor uncle. She knows how to recognize an imminent hit from the way cars are parked on the street, and will turn around and find someplace else to be as fast as blinking.

markdoesstuff:

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dead-end-street:

The first and last time Mako Mori sees Stacker Pentecost. Both times she has tears running down her cheeks, but the emotions are very different.

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you’re welcome

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museandme:

make me choose - castleramblings asked Joan Watson or Kate Beckett

ohsweetcrepes asked: ELEMENTARY (ALSO YOU SAID YOU WERE GONNA WRITE FIC FOR IT :<)

nuitdenovembre:

babe i dunno if you noticed but there’s been a dearth of fic for any fandom coming from my end lately (elementary’s not the problem! my writing & my frustration with it is the problem!)

  • MR & MRS SMITH AU. ALL THE MR & MRS SMITH AUS. they’re both master assassins! they’ve been married seven years! Sherlock started it to fund his cocaine habit & because Moriarty gave him the opportunity, in this AU where they had a scalding affair and then very nearly killed each other; Joan started it because after she killed a patient she started thinking, well. what’s another one. Sherlock kills people up close, with either a knife or a gun; Joan kills from afar, waits for hours on a rooftop with a rifle in her hands until her target comes to her; Sherlock is messy, bloody, leaves traces everywhere behind him; Joan is precise and absolute and leaves no evidence whatsoever. they come home and pretend to be regular people, until they start working the same target, at which point they promptly begin shooting each other in the face and fucking all over the place.
  • ~~fake marrieds~~ where Sherlock pretends (badly) to be a meek archeologist & Joan pretends (badly) to be his adoring wife on a cruise on the Nile. they solve three murders à la Agatha Christie, but not before they’re forced to share a cramped bed (with all the embarrassing moments that includes — her hair in his mouth and an awkward boner that one time) and making out against the engines’ room’s door to avoid being caught breaking in. every single cliché all up in there.
  • HDM!au: Sherlock’s daemon is a meerkat, sleek and inquisitive; Joan’s is a snake that coils about her shoulders, giving off warmth. the fourth time Sherlock ends up in hospital his daemon curls up in Joan’s lap unprompted — after that, Sherlock starts fleetingly touching hers whenever he helps her put on her coat.
  • Bletchley Circle fusion (which, by the way: watch this show. it’s only about seven episodes long, you’ll love it, watch it immediately.) in 1940s London Joan was a Bletchley Park codebreaker, who years after the war starts seeing a pattern in the traces of a serial killer — somewhere along the way she comes across the only dude who doesn’t dismiss her theories off the cuff and, instead, after she’s lain them out for him, looks at her the way people’re only supposed to look at each other in books. Sherlock was in trenches on the French front during the blitzkrieg and still has screaming nightmares; she has shrapnel lodged in her knee from a bombing during the London Blitz and her fingers keep twitching for a Lorenz machine. somewhere deep in them, they’ve never really stopped being at war. they knit code into jumpers, it’s awesome.
  • ACD-era au where their taking up digs together creates a scandal, which only wanes a little when Mrs Hudson lets it be known that they’re bunking on different floors of the house, and then flares up again when Sherlock starts dragging Joan to crime scenes. it gets worse when Joan turns out to be smarter than all of the municipal police combined. in this universe, Joan has been married a Martin Morstan for three years when Sherlock tumbles off the Grand Canyon, BECAUSE WHY NOT, and is newly widowed when he comes back, chilled and bruised and so alive he actually faints on her the second he takes off his disguise. they never marry, but when they’re old and living on a bee farm in the outskirts of Boston, at the edge of the Great War, they fall asleep by the fireplace with their rheumatic bones creaking and their hands held tight, and the way Sherlock carefully brushes her hair from her face hasn’t changed in over thirty years.

crazyfuzzyedges:

Elementary Meme || Characters (3/5)

↳Pets (aka, the Menagerie) 

rnisused:

inspired by this

watson is the heart tho

normanbecile:

brsis:

lets talk about this fella here a moment
this baby is a ribbon eel, part of a group of fish called the moray eels. moray eels are basically hilarious because they are always fucking delighted (they can’t actually close their mouths so basically they’re grinning from ear to ear every moment of their lives).
wait i hear you say, if they can’t close their mouths how do they eat. pharyngeal jaws, my friend, pharyngeal jaws. don’t know what those are?
have you ever seen alien?
i shit you not, moray eels have a second set of teeth in the back of their throats that are spring loaded to jump out and grab things that swim into their mouths.
now if that wasn’t awesome enough, the ribbon eel is the only protandric moray. that means that although this little fella is clearly, by his colouring, a young adult male, give him a long enough lifespan and he’ll get bigger, turn yellow-brown, and become female.
that’s right, this is a species made entirely of young pretty men and powerful older women.
also if you put them into captivity they stop eating and die within about a month. the ribbon eel lives to be free~

That’s fabulous

normanbecile:

brsis:

lets talk about this fella here a moment

this baby is a ribbon eel, part of a group of fish called the moray eels. moray eels are basically hilarious because they are always fucking delighted (they can’t actually close their mouths so basically they’re grinning from ear to ear every moment of their lives).

wait i hear you say, if they can’t close their mouths how do they eat. pharyngeal jaws, my friend, pharyngeal jaws. don’t know what those are?

have you ever seen alien?

i shit you not, moray eels have a second set of teeth in the back of their throats that are spring loaded to jump out and grab things that swim into their mouths.

now if that wasn’t awesome enough, the ribbon eel is the only protandric moray. that means that although this little fella is clearly, by his colouring, a young adult male, give him a long enough lifespan and he’ll get bigger, turn yellow-brown, and become female.

that’s right, this is a species made entirely of young pretty men and powerful older women.

also if you put them into captivity they stop eating and die within about a month. the ribbon eel lives to be free~

That’s fabulous

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halinacrown:

make me choose

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