I don’t even know where to begin. This scene is so heartbreaking if you focus on Sherlock. From the second John entered the lab at Barts, Sherlock turned on the charm, and here he is, showing off his deduction skills, which as far as he’s concerned are the most important part of who he is.

That little tired sigh in the third gif? He’s saying “there, I did my best, this is where you call me a freak and slam the door on my face”. Then there’s his pained expression while he waits for John to comment, and when you see it frame by frame it gets worse, for a second it’s almost as if he’s stifling tears. And at last that “what did he just say?” look in the last gif, because this hasn’t happened before, because he’s genuinely shocked that John has just praised him.

I don’t care if you ship them or not, this, right here, is human nature in its purest expression. And some superb acting.


"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via newwavenova)