#kevin tran  #I AM NOT OKAY  #supernatural  #gifs
It ended just as it began - with a name.
#misc badass females  #hermione granger  #harry potter
hermione as the head of the department of magical law enforcement
hermione systematically and definitively closing every single loophole in the law that allowed anyone to be sentenced to azkaban without a fair trial
hermione doing this, privately, for sirius
#sam winchester  #ouch  #supernatural
That moment where you realize that Sam still feels unclean.
After every apology and every good act he has done and every person he has saved and every person he has loved throughout his entire existence.
After his body is turned inside out with disease that is damaging him beyond an Angel of the Lord’s repair.
Sam Winchester still hates himself, not an aspect of himself, not something he did, but himself. How he gets up every morning and looks at himself in the mirror and he sees a monster. Because that’s what Dean said he was. That’s what Castiel said he was. And even if they took it back it doesn’t matter. It’s out there. And Sam will never unsee it.
This is the boy that literally saved the world.
And he looks at himself and all he sees is not. good. enough.
Never good enough.
#ugh i’m gonna be sick this boy GREW UP thinking he was dirty #do u realize how fucked up that is no child should ever grow up thinking that #and gdi instead of someone telling him ”no you’re not evil no you’re not dirty no youre’ not wrong” #he gets ”oh well we’ll figure it out i guess” #when someone blames him and solely him for the apocalypse he gets ”don’t blame him blame the real monsters” #wtf man what the actual fuck CAN SOMEONE GD SAY TO SAM’S FACE THAT HE ISN’T TO BLAME THAT HE ISN’T ALONE IN THIS THAT HE ISN’T DIRTY? #can cas gd come forward and say he let sam out of the panic room can dean acknowledge they were manipulated by heaven and hell at every turn #and that he wanted to kill lilith too? can the show acknowledge that cas committed human and angel genocide #—something far worse and far more intentional than sam breaking the last seal— and yet he can be forgiven for having ”too much heart” #(lmao at that quote 5ever btw) #but even after jumping into hell with two angry archangels sam is still humble he still repents #he still acts as if he has something to make up for as if he hasn’t done enough for the world #as if he doesn’t deserve a fucking modicum of peace #at every turn someone is riding his ass for not being enough or not doing enough and tell me how is that even fair?? (via samprincesschester)
#elementary  #misc badass females  #reaction gif  #feminism  #irene adler
I don’t get it. Both Irene Adlers were defeated because they fell for Sherlock Holmes, because of their sentimental feelings for him, but one is bashed and her writers are called names (Sherlock) and one is celebrated and her writers are called progressive (Elementary). I guess I’m thick but I see no difference between them, neither won and both let their feelings for him cloud their judgment.
Allow me to explain.
In BBC, Irene is hyper-sexualized, introduced as a lesbian woman, who’s sexuality is then ignored in order for her to get wet in the panties for Sherlock. It is revealed that she only posed a threat in the first place because she was given help from Moriarty, a man. She is then defeated when Sherlock proclaims that sentiment is a “chemical defect of the losing side”, reenforcing ”Women are so weak and emotional and girly feelings make you weak” tropes, and the episode ends with Sherlock having to go and save her from the scary scary terrorists.
In Elementary, however, Irene works to SUBVERT the classic “damsel” trope. We are told that she was killed to get to Sherlock, only to be recovered and in need of “healing.” (Bonus! Even in scenes where she is changing, she is never hyper-sexualized) However, the entire thing is a trick. Irene is actually the one in power. She manipulated SHERLOCK’S feelings in order to dominate him. Her needing rescue was only a trick, praying on Sherlock’s emotional buy in to the classic “damsel” narrative. The vast majority of the male antagonists in the show were only HER pawns. And let’s be clear here: She DOES beat him. She defeats Sherlock. Irene/Moriarty is only defeated because she underestimated JOAN, not because of her sentimentality. Because she only saw Joan as a “mascot.” (And woah, the racial implications there are intense). In fact, Moriarty is primarily empowered by her emotions, talking about how her ability to manipulate people’s feelings is one of her sources of strength.
You see, the BBC narrative buys into sexist tropes and the systematic disempowerment of women, along with a healthy dash of queer-baiting.
Elementary deliberately subverted those sexist tropes, demonstrates the power of women, and only has Moriarty defeated by underestimating another woman.