I don’t know what asshole invented the idea that teenage girls are the cause for all evil, but I really hope that person never has to raise one. I don’t want him to see her dissolve in his fingers as society tells her to eat less, be thinner, be the damsel in distress, be something for a man to fix, be different but not too different, be special but never ever a special snowflake - I don’t want him to watch as she realizes that no matter what she loves, she’ll be made fun of for it. She can simply like her coffee from Starbucks and suddenly she’s vapid and thinks herself poetic. She’ll want to play video games but be called a fake nerd, particularly if she poses in any remotely flirtatious way because for some reason despite the entire community playing games with poorly dressed women they still hate it when a real girl wears less clothing, she will be seen as trespassing in a specifically male space - but when she falls in love with a female-based television show for children, she’ll watch as men step on themselves to sexualize it. If she wants old-fashion romance she’s seen as being naive but at the same time is told to keep herself ‘pure’ for some dude that might not hurt her. If she admits to being anything, she makes herself a target. She will be told her worth is based on how much a man values her. She might love to cook but she’ll hate being asked to stay in the kitchen, she might love to read but get told she’s too introverted by half the population and ‘not that special’ by the other. If she loves to go out and party, she’s ‘just another college co-ed,’ if she loves to spend her friday nights watching anime, she’s a shut-in. God forbid she be proud of something: the words “I’m different from other girls” are a death sentence because we live in a society that doesn’t want to see women like that, a society that doesn’t like the idea maybe we all are actually different and not carbon copies of each other, maybe we all would like to feel unique and loved and worth knowing - maybe the real problem is that she will be raised to believe being a girl means silicone and photoshop and dying as a way to move forwards a plot - and she doesn’t want to be seen as that. When she says “I’m not like other girls,” she means she’s not like the girls she sees on tv, these invented two-dimensional creatures that say one line and then get chased down by monsters.
She can try all she likes. She’ll be shut down at every single fucking turn. What she doesn’t know is that they’re getting her ready for when she’s grown up because she’ll be so used to being stepped on she’ll just give up. Why respect women when you don’t even respect little girls?
And when she is burning up, when she mentions that her insides are volcanoes and her skin is too thin to contain them: she will be told she is hysterical, that she’s doing it for attention.
I don’t want him to watch as she shuts down, as she learns to live as a paradox, I don’t want him to see her rip herself to shreds in order to be perfect, I don’t want him to realize that there’s no way she’ll get help because she’s only doing what she’s told.
robots who are really bad at math and when people are like “shouldnt you be good at math since you’re a computer” and the robot is just like “shouldnt you be an expert in biology since you’re made of cells”
I can’t wait till AI tech reaches the point of sass.
so in reading through all the sherlock holmes stories i have to wonder
where did this portrayal of holmes as rude and abrasive and antisocial and just generally an asshole come from
like how many times does watson mention holmes being polite or charming or kind
at one point he says something about how casually and easily holmes does fancy manners stuff
and holmes himself is pretty often enjoying himself with life and people and stuff
he laughs a LOT and he makes ridiculous jokes
like some lady’s explaining stuff and she’s like ‘i have some money in a bank and i live off the interest’ and he replies with ‘i find your story of great interest’
wtf holmes ur a fuckin NERD
I’M GONNA DIE
BBC Sherlock does twinkle and charm (that smile) but he himself also seems to have gotten the idea somewhere along the line that he ought to be abrasive and rude—and claim up and down that he is abrasive and rude—and that he’s less charming than he actually is. All the while using his charm to get his way with the people who gather around him and love him. It’s all an act ;)
lbr though most of his charm is from ben c
just looking at the script he’s written to be SUCH an asshole
and like i’m all for bbc sherlock having lots of emotions deep down inside and just pretending not to, but this is more about canon!holmes’ interactions with people and how courteous and considerate he was and how much he seemed to really enjoy other people than about how he feels DEEP DEEP DOWN
i’m just really wondering where along the line all adaptations of sherlock holmes turned into an asshole: he’s a dick in bbc sherlock, in elementary, in the guy ritchie filmes, and even differently-named versions like house and psych have him just being really ridiculously rude to people
and i want to know WHY