Marta's Mathoms

Being a collection of all things fannish, but not Sherlockish broadly construed. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Avengers, Huger Games, Doctor Who, Star Trek - so long as it doesn't focus on projects by Sherlock cast members (or Tom Hiddleston, honorary Sherlockian), you'll find it here.

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1. Where It's Always 1895 (all things Sherlock, + projects of BBC Sherlock cast)
2. The World Outside Your Door (RL seriousness)
3. Beautiful Things (animal, architecture, and other beautiful things to make me smile)


Peter’s first read through.


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[With all the social issues that Star Trek has dealt with over the years how come there has never been a main or reoccurring character that they established in text as not being straight? Does the Dax symbiont count?]

This is actually a really interesting topic - Wiki has a good writeup (<a href=””>here</a>.) But I absolutely agree. The Dax symbiont was a big step in the right direction and did some really interesting work though more on gender than sexuality I’d say, but even with that, Star Trek’s lack of record on LGBT stuff has always struck me as a major black mark on their record, and one of the reasons I’m more drawn to Doctor Who rather than Star Trek these days.


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[I love it when Tuvok looks confused.]


When I go back to the hotel room at a convention

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I have a headcanon that Steve collects Bucky Bears and Clint who knows how to knit makes each bear a different outfit and Steve has all the Bucky Bears on his bed so that he doesn’t even have enough space to sleep, but he won’t take any of them away.

awwwwwww then bucky comes and jealously stuffs them all in the closet HIS SPACE ON THE BED NOW BITCHES (via actualmenacebuckybarnes)

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“Is Draco alive? Is he in the castle?” The whisper was barely audible; her lips were an inch from his ear, her head bent so low that her long hair shielded his face from the onlookers. “Yes,” he breathed back. He felt the hand on his chest contract; her nails pierced him. Then it was withdrawn. She had sat up. “He is dead!” Narcissa Malfoy called to the watchers.

In the end, Voldemort’s fate twice came down to the choice of a woman, a mother.

Rock ‘n roll.

Harry Potter as a series repeatedly tells us never to underestimate a mother’s love. Lilly’s love for Harry nearly killed Voldemort the first time, Narcissa’s love for Draco set him up for his real death, and Voldemort’s greatest general was killed by Molly, a mother who loved all of her children and feared losing any more to the magical war.

Bitches. Get. Stuff. Done.

Anyone who thinks Harry Potter as a series isn’t good literature and doesn’t teach important life lessons/points of view about ethics, morality and responsibility, needs to G-O-OUT-DA-DO’.

This had to be the most raw moment in the series because the fact that she was like “My baby is okay that’s all that matters, and I know what will happen if Voldemort wins, so let’s end this.”

I mean, Voldemort lost because he trusted his followers to be implicit in their loyalty, but a lot had changed in the decade since he’d last terrorized the world. Like…the Death Eaters for the most part were calmed down and writing off those dark days as the “wild days of their youth” and shit, so when Voldemort pops back up ready to pick up where he left off, you could see a lot of the doubt in them like “Yo we grew up, son, shit ain’t like it was before.” But they followed out of fear mostly, not loyalty. Bellatrix was just crazy and in love with V so it didn’t matter to her what happened—and it ultimately led to her death.

But Narcissa was raw as fuck because she knew SOMEBODY had to stop him and she knew her husband was too scared to do it himself, so she devised her own on-the-fly plan.

The HP series is way too dope to be written off, and most of the detractors who write it off are just jealous of the hype it gets, but if you really read it, so many themes are covered in the story, chief among them being growing up and the expectations therein.

…am I rambling. I need to stop.

Dang, I didn’t even consider the whole “we’ve grown up” thing, but you’re absolutely right. And to add to that, not only have they grown up, they’ve had children. Being a Death Eater is something that these folks probably thought was hot shit when they were young, but now that they’ve grown up, they’re seeing their children doing the same thing, and suddenly it’s not so cool anymore. They’re deeply unsettled at best, and terrified at worst.

And Voldy literally lacks the ability to see this. He will never understand that love, and love for one’s children, also extends to his cronies. He will never understand that love causes people to take unimaginable risks FOR these children.

He will never understand that love for one’s children is so strong that a woman who’s followed him loyally for years will lie to his face—never mind that he’s THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED LEGILIMENS IN THE WORLD—about his absolute worst enemy. When she was forced to choose between her son and her leader, she chose her son, without even batting an eye.

THAT is powerful.

Exactly. These people have grown up, gotten married, and had children. Voldemort is that dude that was perpetually still trying to be forever young, still going to the same clubs, still doing the same fuckshit, and everybody who used to ride with him is like “For real, tho? We off that, man.”

Harry Potter draws a lot of parallels to the real world despite the story itself. I love it.

I love when Tumblr breaks out into hardcore analysis. 

God Narcissa is so fucking hardcore. She kinda makes Bellatrix look silly in comparison. She defied the darkest wizard of almost three generations…even though she knew implicitly what the consequences would be if she failed. I don’t think people really get that. Her husband was a Death Eater, and they were all pretty much having DE torture parties IN HER HOUSE, she knew what happened to traitors, and frankly she didn’t even give a fuck. She knew that her baby cousin had died, and watched the rest of her family get destroyed so finally all she cared about in the end was her baby who she has watched slowly being destroyed by her and her husband’s youthful folly…and she was having none of it anymore! She was a hero in her own right as Rowling has made quite clear every loving mother is.

Reblogging for things that never occurred to me.

are we also gonna talk about what a fucking hardcore Occlumens she is? Because that’s Voldy she’s lying to, barefaced. Just. *drops to knees and All Hail Narcissa bc wow*

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Albus Severus Potter and the curse of the awful name.

"It is our names, Albus, that show which child our parents really hate, far more than our abilities"

I’m adding this one because it’s my favourite 

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Do not be afraid, Mithrandir. Y o u   a r e   n o t   a l o n e . If you ever need aid, I will come.

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On Saturday we had an amazing lunch at a restaurant called Bilbo Baggins in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. Loved it!

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