The many names of the Eleventh Doctor.
I’m really not sure I like where Agents of SHIELD is going :(
I kind of love the idea of Steve being bi. Like, when he was younger, he’d see a guy and think he was good looking, but he’d just stamp that down or chalk it up to being an artist and finding beauty in everything. Then he meets Peggy and he really likes her so he thinks of himself as “fixed”.
When he wakes up in our time he stumbles into learning about the different kinds of genders and sexual orientations and it just hits him like “Oh. I guess that explains it.” And after New York when things settle in to something like a routine and he actually has a chance to look around and Natasha starts on her mission to set him up, he starts to really accept and become okay with being attracted to men and women.
One day when they’re heading out on a mission, Natasha brings up another woman from SHIELD and Steve just goes “What about that guy who works in reception?” and he says it casually, but he’s really sort of nervous because she’s the first person he’s told. Natasha just pauses for a beat and looks at him before shaking her head “Kevin? No, he’s got a terrible hair cut. You can do better.” And after that she starts including guys in the people she suggests to him.
idk I just like that headcannon
I’m crying. Best headcanon.
It doesn't change the fact that for my entire life,
I've been a l o n e.
She has completely turned my life around, changed everything.
But for the record, over the last few years, there are two people
who've done that and the other one is...
a complete dickhead!
I have to give John credit here. For someone who really hates talking about his feelings, I think this is singularly a brave act.
John would rather Sherlock just understood what he feels without having to talk about it. (Surely that’s an advantage of Sherlock being the most observant man in the world. You’d think.) John thought the best man thing would be obvious, but it wasn’t. When he asked Sherlock to be his best man, he was immediately pushed towards actually articulating how he feels about Sherlock, and he wasn’t ready to do that. He was gearing up to, and then got stopped short.
As we see constantly with John, there’s a level he finds easier to say out loud (“of course you’re my best friend!”) and a level he struggles to express. He’s obviously aware of whatever it is, he just struggles to say it. Like his inability to say to his therapist the obvious “I loved him,” he can cop to “he was my best friend,” but he can’t form anything else into words, even while admitting that there is something else.
What did John think Sherlock already understood when he asked him to be his best man? What was he hesitating to say out loud, if “best friend” wasn’t it? Probably something along these lines: I’m marrying Mary, but you are my (I hate this term, but) soulmate.
When John says the easy part out loud (“Of course you’re my best friend,”) Sherlock reacts as if that’s the most shocking revelation ever. But John doesn’t seem to recognize that. It looks as though he assumes Sherlock is just processing the task.
It bothered me that John didn’t stop to consider what Sherlock’s meltdown might possibly mean at the time. So, as I say, I’ve got to give John credit here, because he’s trying to reopen this conversation and make sure Sherlock understands how John feels about him.
He told Sherlock that he considers him his best friend (obviously), but here he’s trying to tell Sherlock that’s there’s more to it than that, something he finds difficult to express. How do we know that? He avoids making eye contact long enough for Sherlock to make a getaway.
And what does he say?
Mary is important to him, so important that he’s marrying her, but she’s not the only one who’s playing that kind of role in his life. He’s trying to say that things aren’t going to change between them if John has anything to do with it. Mary can’t replace Sherlock. He’s trying to be reassuring, which suggests that he has some glimmer of understanding of what Sherlock’s meltdown and panicked napkin-folding might mean. But it really is only a glimmer.
John is in love with both Mary and Sherlock. He imagines he’s going to have a normal (romantic) life with one of them, and an abnormal (whatever this is) relationship with the other, but he can’t say he loves one of them more than the other. And he can’t say that one of them is more important to him than the other. That’s all he’s trying to say here, right?
But he can’t get the whole thought out. He only got as far as Mary is important to me, and Sherlock runs off. Ostensibly because he’s on a case and something got his attention. But I’d say he most likely runs off because he can’t bear to hear John say what he thinks John’s going to say. I’ve chosen Mary over you. He knows that already. He’s running away from it, from John, from his feelings. He’d probably have been folding napkins again if he could have. He’s terrified.
But props to John for trying. It’s nice to see him try to take care of Sherlock on an emotional level. I wish Sherlock had stuck around and listened to what John actually said. It’s not every day that John manages to turn his feelings into words, after all.
But yeah, Sherlock couldn’t bear to hear it.
#what is happening #dafuq is with this town #everybody knows me #people whisper behind me #my mom has a weird pregnant ex-cellmate who keeps staring at me #she has a husband who kinda looks like me #the mayor really likes me #and my mom said i knew my dad??? #and then there’s this guy who thinks he’s an old pirate #wtf i wanna go back to school
STARRING: A MODERATELY ATTRACTIVE WHITE ACTOR, ANOTHER MODERATELY ATTRACTIVE WHITE ACTOR, AND SOME BACKGROUND LADIES I GUESS
ok, idk how easy this is to read but since everyone is discussing dates, i went to the movie to check. this is steve’s rejection from the beginning, his birthday is in the upper right corner and there’s ANOTHEr date in the lower left which I think is supposed to be a today’s date kind of thing and it looks to be June 14 1943
so there we go, steve enlists in mid 1943
How interesting that you would mention this, because I’ve recently been thinking he didn’t enlist. His serial number, which he’s heard muttering when Steve comes to rescue him, starts “32557.”
According to this fabulous WWII serial number generator, an enlisted man from New York should have a serial number starting with the numbers “12.”
A New York man with a serial number starting with “32”? Drafted. What we may be dealing with here is a Bucky who didn’t choose to go to war but was instead compelled to do so versus a Steve who is desperate to get in. I think it opens up a lot of different and interesting storylines for the two of them.
There’s been some great meta/discussion about this in the last couple days, which I think is great.
Makes you wonder if Bucky got the draft, and then, knowing how Steve felt about things, told his best buddy he was “enlisting.” Because how do you face this skinny, brave idiot who just won’t stop trying to volunteer that you wouldn’t be going if you didn’t have to?
Dear Santa, thank you for the dolls and pencils and the fish. It’s Easter now, so I hope I didn’t wake you but… honest, it is an emergency. There’s a crack in my wall. Aunt Shy says it’s just an ordinary crack, but I know its not cause at night there’s voices so… please please can you send someone to fix it?