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)
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[In Far Beyond the Stars I didn’t like how Sisko acted like he was the only one being discriminated against. Kira had to stay home on picture day too.]

autasha:

steve rogers was an irish-american with disabilities growing up in 30s new york in a gay neighborhood and some people actually believe he would be conservative

This is actually a very important point because it points to how we think about generations and groups. I mean, a lot of times we assume that homophobia and racism and whatever will go away as the older generations die but it’s not like people from the 1930s were all one sort. Older may mean more oldfashioned in its ways, values portrayed through a different worldview, but with the same range of values and human opinions you see today.

(via marvelmeta)

Yes! And I’m his… mother-in-law.

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[I think Neelix was a good balance for a lot of enemies or negativity the Voyager crew found in the Delta Quadrant. It feels like every character or species was hostile or irritable, but Neelix showed it wasn’t all bad.]

There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure.

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are you fighting, katniss? are you here to fight with us?

                                         i  a m . i  w i l l .

(via gatissed)

bishiesparkleflash:

Am I the only one thinking that the Silmarillion is the work of Tolkien where his catholicism shows the most? And that he focuses on how pride is the worst sin?

  • Melkor rebelling? -Pride
  • Aule making Dwarves? -Pride (though he repented so it was ok???)
  • Feanorians defying Valar? -Pride
  • A lot of things Turin does? -Pride
  • Thingol being shitty to the Dwarves who remade the Nauglamir? -Pride
  • The entire Aklallabêth- PRIDE PRIDE PRIDE PRIDE WIT HORRIBLE CONSEQUENCES

Does anyone have more thoughts on this?

You might want to check out letter #131, to Milton Waldman, if you have access to it. It’s in some versions of the Silmarillion as a kind of introduction (and in all versions of the Letters.) I have a version I typed up for a blog post years ago, so if you don’t have access any other way feel free to PM me.

He has some interesting comments on just how “Christian” he takes his world to be. One such passage (and let’s put in a cut as quotes can get a bit long if you want context…):

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