From the frailty of genius, via The Final Problem
#omfg #jumping out of a cake #do it sherlock do it #sherlock #bbc sherlock #sherlock holmes
Seriously, there is A LOT OF INFORMATION in this trailer. You have been warned.
Seriously, there is A LOT OF INFORMATION in this trailer. You have been warned.
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I like that this changed the context of the line from The End of Time.
Originally the “That was a mistake” sounds like he decided to get married then regretted the decision, whereas in this episode the proposal was a failed ploy to uncover a plot.
(But you know, she probably accepted mainly because she’d just been shown his TARDIS and could see a tactical advantage in marrying a time-traveller. I say this because it seems like they hadn’t spent much time in each other’s company, hence his surprise at her acceptance.)
And also the way he stumbled over the end of the sentence “…her nickname is no longer the Virgin Queen”. Many took this implied use of ‘virgin’ to be sexual in nature, but here we see in fact that his use merely refers to her state of marriage. Which is in itself a continuation of Eleven mentioning (in the Wedding of River Song?) that Queen Elizabeth the First “…is still waiting for me in her garden.”
And it comes full circle in “The Shakespeare Code” of course when Liz I wants to exact revenge on the Doctor for not returning as he promised.
Ooooh, you know I hadn’t even thought of that, but you’re right. Marrying him to get at his TARDIS or time-travel or just a guarantee of his help in general is totally something Bess would have done. A treaty with Spain or other advantages was never quite enough incentive, but I can definitely see her going for a shot at that advantage - especially since the Doctor certainly wouldn’t strike her as the kind of man who would want to take ruling England from her either. (This was the only part of the episode I had some issues with, but this idea so makes it work.)
Here she was presented with a fairly laid back man with not an ounce of ambition towards her politics or her throne, who was generous and fairly romantically minded, who also happened to have mastery over time and space… Suitable for marriage, performing as a puppet-monarch to herself, and also giving her the ultimate advantage over her enemies.
And all she has to do is play along with his obvious infatuation with her. Win win.
In surprising news, this actually makes me loathe this entire
running joke“plot arc” a tiny bit less.
Golden retrievers don’t fit under airline seats.A US Airways Express flight from Philadelphia to Long Island was canceled yesterday evening after passengers staged a protest against the crew’s ejection of a blind man over a dispute concerning his guide dog.
According to ABC Action News, Albert Rizzi was told to keep his dog under the seat in front of him for the duration of the flight, per airline regulations.
Rizzi says that, after the plane was delayed on the tarmac for over an hour, Doxy got restless, and “curled up under his legs.”
US Airways claims Rizzi “became disruptive and refused to comply” when a flight attendant asked “to secure his service dog at his feet,” which resulted in the plane returning to the gate and Rizzi being removed.
But passenger Frank Ohlhorst remembers it differently.
"When we, the passengers, realized what was going on, we were, like, ‘Why is this happening? He’s not a problem. What is going on?’" he told ABC 6. “And we all kind of raised our voices and said, ‘This is a real problem.’ The captain came out of the cockpit and he basically asked us all to leave the aircraft.”
US Airways subsequently canceled the entire flight and offered to bus passengers from Philadelphia to Islip, New York — a 3.5 hour drive away.
Rizzi, who accepted the offer, said he was “humbled” by the reaction of passengers who elected to join him.
"They could have stayed on the plane, but they chose not to," he said.allies — this is what you can do
The psychology that goes into an event like this is fascinating. Generally, there are two pivotal moments that change everything.
First, one person has to speak up. Make no mistake- that leap is a tough one. Look up the bystander effect; when you have a plane full of people, everyone has a natural inclination to assume that a) if something was wrong, somebody would say something and b) it’s somebody else’s job to say something. The more people there are, the less responsibility everyone feels to speak up.
One person saying “hey, something here is fucked” isn’t enough, though. Somebody has to follow them. Somebody has to jump in and say “yeah, person A is right, this IS fucked.” This somebody might be the one to say “and also we should do something,” or they might not. The important thing is that everyone else sees someone agreeing with Person A. Suddenly everyone’s brain gives them permission to speak up, act out, and generally do those things that they’ve always imagined they’d do in that kind of situation. Because no matter how much we want to react a certain way, most of us have roadblocks preventing us from realizing we’re in the situation in the first place.
A few more words of advice: if you’re able to be that first speaker (which not everyone can be- some people can’t speak up because of mental or physical illness or disability, some have cultural issues, some may have social pressures encouraging or enforcing their silence, etc!), it’s helpful to make eye contact with others around you. Speaking up is fantastic, but sometimes assuming authority is necessary- if you feel that this is the case, give specific people specific orders. It doesn’t matter who- just telling someone to call 911 because you can see a cell phone in their hand is usually enough to get people to start moving. If someone else is speaking up, jump in as soon as possible! Even a “yeah, that’s right!” is often enough to get people to join in. It can be like flipping a switch; all you have to do is smash through their hesitation by giving a single example of someone following Person A. This role is EVERY BIT AS IMPORTANT as being the first speaker. If no one follows, action dies before it even gets started.
Allies, remember this. It only takes two people to mobilize action and give a crowd direction in the face of injustice. They don’t even have to know each other. Two complete strangers can start a tidal wave. It doesn’t even matter if you’re reacting against deliberate acts of oppression, hatred, or violence or mobilizing to save someone from accidental harm, the psychology is basically the same.
If it’s too scary to say ‘this is fucked up’, I saw advice somewhere where they said just turn to someone else and say “does this seem right to you?” Then you’re not quite making the first move but you’re letting someone else know you also see something wrong.
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This group really was incredible. We were missing a couple of the doctors and our friend stepped up for the 1st that weekend, and we actually FOUND our 3rd at the con center. It sounds like a fairy tale how this group came together and it was glorious.
These girls all have a special place in my heart. and i hope this group forged strong friendship between everyone. All these ladies are beautiful and super glad to be apart of it all
Kinda perfect timing us getting these photos so close to the anniversary ;3
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARSHALL YOU ARE AWESOME
THANK YOUU ILY
Female job applicants with children are 44 percent less likely to be hired for a job than are childless women with similar qualifications. Fathers, by contrast, are 19 percent MORE likely to be hired than are comparably qualified men without children.
"Getting a Job: Is there a Motherhood Penalty?" American Journal of Sociology, 2007 (via checkprivilege)
The answer to the question is yes.