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What would it be like if the U.S. was war torn like Syria? A new video by international NGO Save the Children imagines just that, through the eyes of a young girl:
The disturbing video features shots of the girl as she goes about her normal life over the course of a year. The video begins and ends with the child celebrating her birthday. Between shots, we see how her life changes dramatically as war ravages her country.
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT WHY DOES IT ONLY HAVE 32 NOTES
This is so, so important.
Comic by ©The Oatmeal
I laugh, but it’s frighteningly true
Like father like daughter.
I HAVE BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING FOR THIS PHOTOSET.
Sherlock’s military kink brings me so much joy, I can’t even explain my level of inner porn.
Sherlock’s military kink, you say? As in:
YES, yes, this, exactly this!
Not even secretly aroused. Sherlock just wants to be in the middle of a giant military guy pile. Is it so much to ask?
My absolute favorite thing about that Baskerville scene is that John does’t even LOOK at that dude when he says ‘that’s an order’ - as in, ‘I’m so fucking in charge that I don’t even need to acknowledge you as I demand things from you AND YOU WILL GIVE ME WHAT I WANT.’
That’s exactly how it works. If two persons are speaking and one of them is not looking at the other he/she is considered to be the superior one, while the one watching intently and seeking eye-contact is the subordinate. And then Sherlock looked at John and…. well, you get the story.
I read somewhere that the distance between a man’s thumb and forefinger is a good estimation of how large their cock is….
And now I REALLY need to know how big his hands actually are. Because of science!
Instead of imaging, lets do the math. First we need some sort of measurement that we can use for comparison. How about part of Ben C’s finger. Now how do we do that you might ask. Well,
Now we will say from tip of finger to first knuckle is just a bit bigger than half the width of a standard iPhone (looks like a 4, so I’m using my iPhone 4 to measure). This lets me approximate this length to about 1.25 inches.
Now comes the next part:
Now the green lines are my edits. We can now takes this line and make it in line with the red dotted line, but keep it the same length.
Next, you copy and paste the line and fit it end to end.
That is 7 line fragments. But wait, that last on overhangs just slightly. I’d say that his thumb ends about ¾ of the length of a line fragment.
6.75 x 1.25” = 8.4375 inches.
did you just fucking deduce his penis size
I have been waiting my entire life for this post.
"Can’t two guys just have a close, platonic love/friendship?"
I’m so sick of hearing this question. As if books, shows, and films are flooded with homosexual relationships and why can’t we just have a male friendship story for once, when in reality we live in a world of bromances and queerbaiting and it’s about time someone did something different.
I’m not saying Johnlock is definitely endgame. Personally, I believe/hope it is, but I can’t predict what the writers will do. But if you think the idea of these two characters realizing that they have romantic and/or sexual feelings for one another is a joke, we have a serious problem.
Let’s recap where we are here at the start of His Last Vow. Sherlock and John have acknowledged that they are one another’s best friends, and that they love one another. Up until the wedding, they had several months of solving cases together. Sherlock had his best friend and blogger. John had his best friend, all the crime and danger a growing boy needs, and he was engaged to the woman he loved. Things couldn’t have been better for either of them.
Yet Sherlock leaves the reception early and they don’t speak for a month.
So here’s John, lying in bed with his pregnant wife, dreaming of the war he misses (the exact dream he had in the pilot, this is called regression). And then the war fades, and Sherlock walks into his head. Ask him if he wants to see some more. Oh god, yes. (I know I know, he’s talking about “the game.” Good thing subtext isn’t a thing that exists and writers aren’t well aware of how and when they use it.)
John throws off his wife’s hand off and sits up, Sherlock’s face still clear in his mind.
John loves Mary. John is happy they are expecting a baby. John hasn’t seen his best friend in a few weeks (I’m not counting the honeymoon, it’s not like he expected to spend time with him then). So could someone please tell me how to interpret this scene in any way other than John needs/wants something from Sherlock that he is not getting. Could someone please tell me how this opening scene is indicative of a strong platonic friendship.
Because I’ve got news for you. Sherlock and John’s superstrong friendship was established loud and clear in TSoT, to the audience and to one another. Up until Sherlock makes his vow during the reception, that episode showed us two characters with everything they could want. Sherlock has friends now, and a best friend to solve crimes with. John has Sherlock back, and after all his failed relationships back in season one, he’s marrying a fantastic woman that gets along great with Sherlock (and that’s certainly a first).
But neither are happy at the start of HLV. And there are no more relationship revelations for these two to have except for THE one.
I find it funny that I get anon hate on my johnlock metas saying I’m “trying too hard” or coming up with “tortured metaphors” when I’d have to work so, so much harder to come up with any other interpretation of this show.
Look at Sherlock looking at John. He’s just been arrested by one of the few people he considered a friend, accused of a crime he didn’t do, and essentially buried himself even deeper into that hole of people considering he’s a fake and a serial killing freak by taking John “hostage.” The only thing that’s ever mattered to Sherlock for a long time was people thinking that he was smart and clever, and now everything he’s ever known is crumbling all around him and he doesn’t know what to do. His mind is running a mile a minute and he’s just so lost.
And then John grabs him and you can just tell that, for that moment while he’s talking to him, everything’s just stopped. All there is is John, his one steady constant, and although John isn’t saying it, his whole body language with the nodding of his head and looking Sherlock right in the eyes is that he’s trying to calm him down and tell him that everything’s all right. And Sherlock so desperately needs it to be all right that he’s hanging on every word John says, his eyes flicking all over John’s face. You can tell how his face just gradually softens from the almost manic expression in the first gif. While John does need Sherlock, Sherlock needs the other man just as much.
"… so when he was arrested for blowing someone’s head off, it was quite a relief, to be honest."
Is it just me or John’s PIN number seems to be 7437? Of course that the last 7 is pure speculation, we don’t actually get to see it…
But if it is, it spells SHER like in SHER-locked (and is the same as Irene’s mobile phone code)!!! :D
Nurse, press here. Hard.
I love it when they hold hands. (Lol)
I loved the imagery and metaphor of this: John literally showing Sherlock where to put his hands when touching a naked man, in a context where Sherlock is grateful for John’s take-charge side because he’s never had to do it before. He’s never had a reason before, since he deals with corpses. And the fact that John does something so fraught so calmly, like it’s not terrifying, is what’s remarkable to Sherlock. Sherlock thinks that’s just amazing, far more remarkable than the perfect locked room mystery.
Note John is stopping the bleeding, and with Sherlock. They’re both stopping it together. And John does save Bainbridge’s life, and Sholto’s. Blatant foreshadowing imo.
You guys are watching porn. If ya didn’t know. The moment John told Sherlock “take off your scarf” — a huge part of Sherlock’s identity and a security blanket — Sherlock didn’t even hesitate and just trusted him.
I’ve been laughing at myself for the last 20 minutes.
I don’t know if this has been pointed out by anyone else, but Sherlock hiding his cigarettes in the persian slipper doesn’t go unnoticed by John, in the beginning of The Hounds of Baskerville Sherlock checks the slipper and it’s empty.
You know this scene gets overlooked because it’s suppose to be comical. But this is Sherlock’s way of crying out for help. He’s TELLING John where he’s hiding his “secret supply” he’s frustrated by the fact that John’s ignoring him. But we know from HOB that he does see Sherlock calling out for help and he does care.
And if you look out the window to your left you will see what is commonly called “character development”.