joan watson + smash!
#she is so characterized by calm intelligent restraint and compassionate discipline#that her capacity for norm-breaking violence comes as a surprise#bc normally characters so collected are also ~repressed~ or ~prim~ etc#but logically; someone so smart and so self-aware would have that capacity to recognise when physical - sometimes shocking - action is requi#required#and have no qualms about going for it#particularly someone who is canonically very physically fit and in control of her body#i just love it so much#bc she’s not repressed or prim or proper at all#she is just naturally reserved (okayophelia)
Tina Fey(daughter Alice Richmond) does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [x]
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Concept art by Chris Sanders (x) (with my edits)
“Emma’s eyes were instantly withdrawn; and she sat silently meditating, in a fixed attitude, for a few minutes. A few minutes were sufficient for making her acquainted with her own heart. A mind like her’s, once opening to suspicion, made rapid progress. She touched — she admitted — she acknowledged the whole truth. Why was it so much worse that Harriet should be in love with Mr. Knightley, than with Frank Churchill? Why was the evil so dreadfully increased by Harriet’s having some hope of a return? It darted through her, with the speed of an arrow, that Mr. Knightley must marry no one but herself!”