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the boy saw the comet and he felt as though his life had meaning. and when it went away, he waited his entire life for it to come back to him. it was more than just a comet because of what it brought to his life: direction, beauty, meaning… but even in his darkest hours, he knew in his heart that someday it would return to him, and his world would be whole again… and his belief in god and love and art would be re-awakened in his heart. the boy saw the comet and suddenly his life had meaning.

ivyblossom:

I’m nice…ishhh.

Sherlock: Am I human?

John: Sometimes.

Like now. Right now, you’re completely human. You’re funny and eager to please. You’re a little shy. Would anyone believe that? It’s true. You’re relaxed and happy, you’re safe. You’re warm and open.

I love your smile. I love hearing you laugh. You’re so human right now, and I don’t know how it is you manage to act like you aren’t at other times, in other places. I don’t know where that comes from. You can be so cold.

I know why you do it, I do know that. But I don’t understand how you manage to act like a machine when you’re so painfully human with your defences down. I don’t know how you switch it all off. I don’t know how it’s even possible.

It’s nice when you don’t though, you know. It’s very nice. I like it.

It feels more…well. More like you, really. More real? More honest. No pretences. All your cleverness with no targets in sight. There’s no one here to impress. It’s only us. You already know I’m impressed with you, don’t you? Of course I am.

This is you I know, the one I’ve always believed in, even when you’ve hidden yourself away from everyone else. This is the Sherlock Holmes no one else gets to see. Only me. This is the soft one, the touchable one. The human one. Mine.

Sherlock: Can’t have sometimes.

John: Yes. You’re human.

We spend way too much time around each other.

lesjouetsdudestin:

sylviasatterthwaites:

A) I never asked people to ‘remove their material’. Post what you want, just don’t get all hurt when Karen fans don’t like it in her tag.

B) I understand how fanon works. See my previous post.

C) I didn’t call you stupid, but I’m tempted to.

D) Last but not least. Blacklist me and move on with your life. See? Simple isn’t it?

P.S. Blacklist is something you have to download. If you’re convinced people should employ this function, maybe include some instructions have to bloody do it.

P.P.S. What the hell is fridging?

A) You said “remove that shit from the KJ tag,” so yes you did. People who are invested in the pairing, also tend to be Karen Jackson fans and use the Karen Jackson tag to find and share fanworks that include Karen.

B) You have displayed little understanding of “reimagined canon” (which actually isn’t the same thing as fanon, which are commonly accepted ideas in regards to canon), and said “let’s ignore fantasy” 

C) I wouldn’t. I have been aiming to remove that word from my vocabulary, as it is ableist in nature. Why you feel the need to insult my intelligence is a mystery to me, as if that makes your stance any more logical or any less rude.

D) Yes, it is simple, which is why it was a mystery to me why you haven’t done so yet.

P.S. If blacklisting is “simple,” then why are you upset that you somehow need my help to do so. If you needed help doing so, you could have asked me. I don’t give out directions unless asked. I figured it’s common sense to ask someone if you don’t know how to do something. You can blacklist words so you do not see certain posts using tumblr savior or XKIT’s blacklist.

P.P.S. Fridging originally refers to killing a female character off in a gruesome manner in order to be found by a male character, who then experiences pain over what has happened to her (originally applied to comic books.) It has since been used to refer to writers gruesomely killing off or severely injuring female characters in order to ship them off the show. 

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I can’t be bothered arguing over semantics.

This is the end for me.

(Thank you for the info about fridging, though.)

lesjouetsdudestin:

sylviasatterthwaites:

Alright, lets do this.

The UK version means nothing to this show. If it did, Fiona should have vacated the US version after the first season.

Again. If anybody had any type of empathy for the fans of US Karen, they would not tag Mandy x Karen. Lets ignore the fantasy of Karen and Mandy getting along and being best friends forever, lets just look at canon.

Mandy ran Karen over.

Sorry if that makes me upset as a Karen fan. Enjoy your fanon tags, truly. Fanon makes the world go round but don’t subject Karen fans to your fantasy when Mandy ran Karen over and left her for dead.

P.S. Don’t pull me into your bullshit when it comes to Karen hate. I will always defend this character, don’t be stupid and imply I wouldn’t.

There’s no reason to “do this.” There is a very easy way to avoid this material, but instead of taking the steps to do so, you are demanding that people remove their material. Imagine how that makes people feel.

I mentioned the UK version, because it would not be a stretch to explore friendships between these girls rather than pit them against each other. This show seems to believe the only solution was to treat these girls as enemies, and for their main conflict to be over Lip. A lot of people do not like how the show did this with these characters, and basically fridged Karen. There is a reason why fans create AU works, and often it is because they would rather explore a what-if or they are not satisfied with the canon writing, feeling that these characters deserved a better treatment.

Again, no one is asking you to ship it. However, you’re being rude by insisting that people “delete” this material when you have the option of blocking it. If people were romanticizing abuse between them, that would be different. However, that is not the case. Don’t call me “stupid” either, that is also very rude. One of the major points to people shipping this pairing is to combat the misogynistic writing of Karen and Mandy. We are 100% aware of canon, and that’s one of the major reasons why we’d rather “rewrite” it in a way that does not fridge Karen and doesn’t use Mandy as a means to do so for petty reasons. 

Blacklist it and move on with your life. There are more concerning things going on in the Karen Jackson tag. The fact that you’re taking time out of your day to be rude about this when it is easily avoidable and not to mention, not problematic from a ‘rewrite’ perspective, is baffling to me. Sure, be upset by it. Don’t ship it. Whatever you want, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to upset other people who do reimagine them having a relationship in an alternate universe or rewrite. Not everyone is willing to buy into the problematic writing of these characters, and the ultimate fridging of Karen.

A) I never asked people to ‘remove their material’. Post what you want, just don’t get all hurt when Karen fans don’t like it in her tag.

B) I understand how fanon works. See my previous post.

C) I didn’t call you stupid, but I’m tempted to.

D) Last but not least. Blacklist me and move on with your life. See? Simple isn’t it?

P.S. Blacklist is something you have to download. If you’re convinced people should employ this function, maybe include some instructions have to bloody do it.

P.P.S. What the hell is fridging?

lesjouetsdudestin:

sylviasatterthwaites:

wow. being a karen Jackson fan and going into her tag to see people shipping her with the girl WHO RAN HER OVER. are you fucking kidding me? remove that shit from the KJ tag, please and thank you. i don’t ship Karen with the girl who caused her brain damage.

People ship Karen and Mandy in an alternate universe type fashion, where Karen and Mandy are not pit against each other over a boy and their individual stories matter. Being that Karen and Mandy actually became friends in the UK version of the show, it is not a far stretch to imagine them developing differently in canon. Some of us would rather imagine the show valuing the relationships between girls, rather than using girls to fridge female characters they no longer want to deal with (which is exactly what happened to Karen. There was no real investment in the hit in run beyond wanting to remove Karen from the show, and they used Mandy to do it.) So, whether you like it or not, people will continue to reimagine this story line in a way that (1) Does not fridge Karen. (2) Recognizes and invests in female/female relationships and (3) Does not pit women against one another over a boy. 

You don’t ship it? That’s fine. No one is asking you too. Most people tag their work “Karen x Mandy” or “Mandy x Karen” or “Kandy.” Instead of telling people to “remove that shit” which they are very much invested in and have dedicated their skills, time, and energy to creating fanworks that explore their lives differently, perhaps you can blacklist those terms.

I would figure that, being a Karen Jackson fan, your first concern would be all the people who populate the Karen Jackson tag with very harmful misogynistic material, not people who desire to imagine a different world where Karen and Mandy aren’t subjected to misogynistic writing.

Alright, lets do this.

The UK version means nothing to this show. If it did, Fiona should have vacated the US version after the first season.

Again. If anybody had any type of empathy for the fans of US Karen, they would not tag Mandy x Karen. Lets ignore the fantasy of Karen and Mandy getting along and being best friends forever, lets just look at canon.

Mandy ran Karen over.

Sorry if that makes me upset as a Karen fan. Enjoy your fanon tags, truly. Fanon makes the world go round but don’t subject Karen fans to your fantasy when Mandy ran Karen over and left her for dead.

P.S. Don’t pull me into your bullshit when it comes to Karen hate. I will always defend this character, don’t be stupid and imply I wouldn’t.

ETA: Earliest tag I can find on my blog before I tagged religiously; this is about Karen.

wow. being a karen Jackson fan and going into her tag to see people shipping her with the girl WHO RAN HER OVER. are you fucking kidding me? remove that shit from the KJ tag, please and thank you. i don’t ship Karen with the girl who caused her brain damage.

Sometimes when people love each other very much, they need time apart, so when they come back together, their love is even stronger.