vejigante replied to your post: I love Elementary!Sherlock’s terrible posture. It…
Elementary is so good!
I was unimpressed by the pilot, but I’m really starting to like it. I find this Sherlock a lot more compelling than the BBC version, and I think they have very different motivations.
Miller’s Sherlock is actually surprisingly people-oriented. He solves crimes because the interactions between people are the most complex puzzles in the world, and he routinely demonstrates pathos and empathy, even for strangers. His pride keeps people away, either because people find him arrogant or because he fears becoming dependent on others and acts in ways to keep relationships from becoming close.
Cumberbatch, however, plays a Sherlock who is deeply uncomfortable around people, and usually treats them as either resources or a source of amusement; only a very select few ever earn a higher promotion. Although he is proud, his estrangement from others is not often the result of conscious decisions to distance himself from them but is instead due to a natural impairment in his ability to feel sympathy.
They’re really very polar approaches to the same source material, and I think it’s fascinating.
vejigante replied to your post: One of my students wants to withdraw from my class.
Is this the first time this has happened to you?
It’s the first time it’s happened this late in the semester after I’ve had this much interaction with a student.
Usually, people who withdraw either leave early on, or are never there!
Granted, it was Hulk was King of Sakaar, Banner didn’t show up much since only Hulk could survive on that planet.
Right, but they were pretty indistinguishable at that time, right?
I kind of see Banner/Hulk as a spectrum at times, where different authors give Banner’s personality more or less power over the raging id of the Hulk. The more eloquent and thoughtful he is, the more Banner is present in the Hulk, no matter how much he’d deny it.
We had a pretty good time. It is very stressful to run something that important with that many details. In particular, being the bride is rough because everybody seems to come to you for practically everything.
“Where do these flower arrangements go?”
“When are we cutting the cake?”
“Where do I set up this sound system?”
“When are the speeches?”
My recommendation to anyone throwing a wedding would be to write down everything, even things that seem obvious, and make master “cheat sheets” that can be distributed among the bridal party, waitstaff, control freak parents, etc. It would have saved me so much aggravation if everyone had where things went, when things happened, who was in charge of what and so on in writing, because I felt like I repeated myself a million times.
I had really great bridesmaids, though, and they helped me tremendously. Especially once I was in my dress, there was just no way I could physically do all the things that had to be taken care of.
(The other two were off on errands at the moment)
- Surprise 16th birthday party thrown for me by my friends.
- Riding a boat up the Iguazu river to ride under a waterfall on a sunny day, watching the scenery going by and thinking “This was totally worth memorizing all those irregular Spanish verbs.”
- When my sisters in the nerdy start-up sorority I was president of gave me my going-away present:
- When my boyfriend “pinned” me. (It’s an old fraternity tradition that customarily preceded getting engaged. It bumped his proposal off this list because I totally didn’t see it coming, and was really happy he wanted a commitment, too.)
- When my best friend/crush in high school put her head on my shoulder in the back of a friend’s car and let me put mine on top. She broke my heart later, but at the time it was a practically perfect moment of joy.
- Moving into our first apartment. We got in late and had absolutely no furniture (for the first week or so we slept on air mattresses on the floor of the living room, which was also the only place that had blinds on the windows) but it was ours and I could sleep with him every night and make it a home together.
My two favorite things are comics and sleep. When all other things fail, I turn to them.
Unfortunately, they’re occasionally the reason things failed in the first place. I tend to devote way too much time to them and not enough to, oh say, my job.
Why not both?
Because I am lazy and not overly fond of the way things that get reblogged look after enough time.
That’s good enough for me.
She needs her own movie!
Fo’ reals. I hope Whedon manages to leverage his HISTORY-MAKING OPENING WEEKEND into a movie about a badass woman that won’t have to rely on the idea of a love triangle to get people to come see it.
vejigante replied to your chat: Am I supposed to keep a checklist of the people I come out to?
Coworker 2 doesn’t know what bi means i take it?
Coworker 2 is trying to find a loophole that will allow him to date me. T_T I’d stop talking to him altogether, except we both like all the same stuff.
I don’t see my cousins much at all because they live far away and my parents don’t always get along with their siblings (this is a massive, massive understatement re: my dad and aunt).
My second-eldest cousin fascinated me in some ways because I assumed that we looked alike, aside from coloring (she’s a brunette). It wasn’t until I mentioned it and nobody agreed with me that I realized that her eyes — and her brothers’ — are set really close together, to the point where even if we were identical in all other respects nobody would ever think we were related.