happy birthday lilly ♥
cute animals with stuffed toys of themselves.
The fact that I desperately loved this scene should surprise no one, but let’s talk about the second gif, shall we? (Yeah, I’m not even doing this in tags, because it’s late and I’m tired and this therefore might be longer than tumblr would allow in tags.) He makes a fist, swings it up, and then…slows down. He doesn’t stop gesturing, but while his body moves angrily and tensely, he refrains from the dramatic violent fist smash that is expected in this moment. He stops himself from that cathartic chair punch, and I can’t even deal with how much I love that. I’m not saying there’s anything inherently wrong with a cathartic chair punch, which I have been known to indulge in during moments of stress, but I am also not the male protagonist of a TV show. Explosions of violent anger - even if we’re talking about those against inanimate objects - are so ubiquitous in dudes on TV. In particularly well done shows, these can reveal a lot about the character and his culture, but let’s be real: usually it’s just a shorthand for ~deep dark manpain~. And it would have been so easy for this scene to go the same way: he slams his fist into the chair, she flinches away from him, the audience goes “oooh he’s so tortured.” Which: he is. But no women have to flinch for us to see that. His whole body is coiled up tight and ready to explode, but he does not explode in front of Joan, because his aggression is not towards her and he refuses to demonstrate it in front of her. Meanwhile, the audience does not need to see some utterly twisted version of masculinity where rage is the only way to express pain to understand this character’s mental state. In conclusion: well done, Elementary, yet again.
50 photos of jared padalecki [50+4/50]