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My lord!!! I think something just happened in my pants! This amp is ridiculously beautiful!!! A true piece of art and music combined into one! You can bet your ass I’m going to be talking to my boss about trying to carry knobs like those!

Nothing could have prepare me for the epicness of this amp. SPEECHLESS. I genuinely will be looking at this three times a day for the next five years, it is THAT mindblowing!

All I can say is it looks like both quilted bubinga and flamed maple for the cabinets. And it is a Two-Rock!!! NOICE. If anyone has more work from these modders please post!!

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This scene was actually when I went from feeling more or less neutral on Joan to actively disliking her.

Because wow, that was patronizing.

I loved that scene in Elementary.

1) Firstly, because it immediately deconstructs the “hero throws and breaks something in frustration” cliche (Sherlock throwing a glass slide in HoB, anyone?) it might even be seen as a parody of that cliche.

2) Secondly, because the dynamic is different between a man and a woman than it would be between two women or two men, the visual of a man smashing something in a temper in front of a woman can be taken as threatening or borderline abusive. Joan Watson immediately shows that she is not intimidated by Holmes’ behavior.

3) Lastly? One of the running themes of Elementary is the deconstruction of Sherlock Holmes as the solitary, antisocial genius, and his becoming a member of a community. Holmes’ gifts are given their due respect, but no one in Elementary plays the game of Because Sherlock Holmes is a Bloody Genius He Can Do Whatever He Wants So There. When Sherlock goes after Moriarty (“M”), Captain Gregson suspends him. When Sherlock doesn’t want to talk about his addiction, Alfredo says “You’ve got to get over yourself.” And when Sherlock behaves like a spoiled child, Joan tells him “Use your words.”

You see Joan patronizing Sherlock. I see a member of Sherlock’s community teaching him how to behave like an adult member of that community.

Additionally, Watson’s done good work for a number of years as a sober companion, not a manchild enabler. It’s quite literally her job to deconstruct people’s shitty self-defeating habits and demonstrate that there are better ways to live your life. She’s not in the business of humoring anyone or playing along with their tantrums, she’s in the business of fixing them. And what she does works! It gets spelled out explicitely in the text of the show: Sherlock himself admits that what’s changed about him, for the better, is her. 

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Magic: the Gathering - Theros Landscape Art

Some truly impressive painting by the great Adam Paquette. Above - Akros concept art, below - Setessa concept art.  For more concept art and the MTG Planeswalker Guides to Theros from the Magic Creative Team, pop on over here -

Planeswalker’s Guide to Theros, Part 3, Sep 4, 2013
Planeswalker’s Guide to Theros, Part 2, Aug 28, 2013
Planeswalker’s Guide to Theros, Part 1, Aug 21, 2013

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it’s funny, people will generally allow you to have an opinion on goods and services that you consume

like I’ve never seen anyone respond to, say, a negative review of a sofa with “if you don’t like it then go build one yourself”

and yet if you express the desire for more/better representation in media someone always shows up to tell you to write something yourself


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