“The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.”—Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)
I’m up at 5:28 in the morning, 01/27/2014, Eastern Standard Time, and there’s angry people on my tumblr dashboard.
And okay, alright, sure, man. That’s not new or anything. Patriarchy’s still there. Racial friction is still there. Except that it’s not social justice on my dash, it’s BBC Sherlock, fans, and chimps in socks. Fans are angry at you, fans are angry at other fans, fans are angry at—what, really?
I feel like it’s not your fault. I actually feel pretty bad when all this happens, on everyone’s part: fans are upset and hurt and tired of being upset and hurt but it’s not really their fault, while you’re—I dunno, sassy and defensive and still pretty bold, and that’s cool, you do you. But I mostly feel like it’s just because there’s a divide between Sherlock's fans and the people who actually make the show, and I don't understand why there needs to be one. I feel like there's a key miscommunication error happening here.
And now that I’m thinking about the relationship between you and us, there’s a hell of a lot to cover.
So how come John’s blog entry date on The Reichenbach Fall events is 16th of June, and Sherlock returns at the beginning of November, presumably the following year? Because if that’s true, that would only make it 17 months, barely a year and a half. And if he returned ‘two years’ later, that’s still well over two actual years, ie 27 months.
TWO YEARS was what happened between the broadcast dates of the show! :/
Fuck you guys, our show was progressive. We had semi-main female characters, a Russian with a lisp (this show was made during the COLD WAR), a half-breed alien, a feminist (“womanizing pig” yeah whatever, have you watched the show?). We don’t need a plot, or good special effects. Pfft, not when our Captain, First Officer and Doctor constantly give off waves of gay subtext at each other.
do you ever just cry because Star Trek is such a beautifully crafted love story between different people, species, and worlds that you never would have thought possible and it just gives you so much hope for the future where that depth of love can be recognized and felt and reciprocated by everybody regardless of who they are? because I do
“Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. […] If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”—Gene Roddenberry - 19.08.1921 – 24.10.1991