But the final hour is called “Heroine” for a reason, as this is also a story about Joan Watson at the end of the day. In a case where Sherlock is at his weakest, and when he is unable to realize that the path to victory is failure because it means acknowledging that failure is even a possibility, it is Joan who sees more clearly. Joan isn’t afraid of Moriarty, but is rather protective of Sherlock (as both his sober companion and his partner), and the confusion that Moriarty’s emergence creates within Sherlock creates surety for Joan. If Sherlock only sees puzzles and Moriarty only sees games, Watson sees actual people: her interest in Sherlock is human, the kind of relationship that Moriarty can’t even imagine (referring to her as a mascot at one point in their lunch date). While the truth about Moriarty robs Sherlock of the most striking, human connection he believed he had ever made, the resulting investigation reaffirms a more powerful connection in his partnership with Joan, the newly discovered species of Newglassia Watsonia a metaphor for what happens when an extremely rare bee miraculously unexpectedly finds a compatible partner."
“The Woman”/“Heroine” Recap - The A.V. Club
FIGHT ON ❤💛❤✌ (at University of Southern California)
ur a cutie and if anyone tells u otherwise let me know i will light them on fire
THERE ARE OTHER BOOKS OUT THERE IN THE WORLD BESIDES FAULTS IN OUR STARS, PERKS, AND LOOKING FOR ALASKA
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Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes. Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science. There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out."
— Carl Sagan (via aimmyarrowshigh
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The Chain - Ingrid Michaelson
do you ever just want to grab someone by the shoulders and scream “NO YOU’RE A WONDERFUL PERSON YOU DON’T NEED TO FEEL BAD ABOUT YOURSELF EVER” and aggressively shove them into a pile of fluffy pillows and throw them some of their favorite chocolate
how we studied for the calc midterm #productive