“What, you didn’t think the English knew how to summer?” she asks, twirling her skirts. Joan grins, and glances away, leaning on the railing overlooking the river. Sally joins her and Joan can feel the warmth of her arm pressed against her, through the thin cotton of her shirt.

“How long do you think we’ve got,” she says, “before somebody’s phone rings with a murder case?”

“Switch it off until we’ve done the Tower,” Sally advises, and takes her hand.

- Sherlock/Elementary crossover AU, in which an overworked Sally Donovan finally books some leave and gets a visit from the woman she met in a New York coffeeshop last Christmas.

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I’m glad Elementary shows the sexism women face. Joan Watson has been insulted, belittled, and underestimated numerous times. And each time she is shown to be a boss, a role model, more than capable at handling anything thrown at her without being portrayed as a bitch. She handles these situations by calling people out on their B.S., and continues on her way. She’s done this with Gregson, Sherlock, Moriarty, and many minor characters.

Lucy Liu is amazing, and I love that Joan Watson does not just brush off or accept these subtle sexist aggressions. She calls people out and is a boss with her words and actions while maintaining professionalism. 

#i think we need to add beyonce into the joan watson soundtrack because this scene is the definition of ‘bow down bitches’

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The Woman

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LEATHER DETAIL JUMPER, the dress is not a dress :), available at miilyny.com.

Other alternative: 1, 2, 3, 4

Good lord, girl.

the new york city walk and talk

the new york city walk and talk

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- I am not a nice man. It’s important that you understand that. It’s going to save you a great deal of time and effort. There is not a warmer, kinder me waiting to be coaxed out into the light. I am acerbic. I can be cruel. It’s who I am. Right to the bottom. I’m neither proud of this, nor ashamed of it. It simply is. And in my work, my nature has been an advantage far more often than it has been a hindrance. I’m not gonna change.
- You have. You’re not the same person I met a year and a half ago. You’re…
- Good to you? Yeah. For the most part. I consider you to be… exceptional. So I make an exceptional effort to accommodate you.


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a way late commission for dexbonus who commissioned my favorite Watson holding her cat, Sherlockcat! This doubles as a proclamation of excitement for the new season of Elementary which just began!


a way late commission for dexbonus who commissioned my favorite Watson holding her cat, Sherlockcat! This doubles as a proclamation of excitement for the new season of Elementary which just began!

Some viewers might be shocked at how different these characters are compared to their original incarnations. After all, while Lestrade is always a background character in the books, he is a dedicated policeman and a stalwart individual. But Elementary chose to cast his work with Holmes as an allegory for addiction, and did not shy away from how far he had fallen. And Mycroft is originally a government database, brilliant, and highly respected by his brother for being so. Elementary puts him in the restaurant business, and pits him against Sherlock viciously.

These changes are perfect examples of Elementary’s exceptional writing. So many adaptations are content to reference their source material, as if acknowledging that something exists is a worthwhile contribution to canon. They might take characters, relationships, scenes, and even lines directly from the original. And that can be very effective. After all, viewers like recognizing things that we know and love. But Elementary goes one step beyond that. It doesn’t plop just Doyle’s narrative into a new setting. It interprets it, and in so doing it gets at what truly makes Doyle’s characters tick.

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reasons to not have a two-year hiatus for your tv show: fans will have a lot of time to realize the problematic things about the show and will be disillusioned when it finally airs again

#and a better adaptation of your source material will emerge and take your fans


Is anyone else sick of the jerk genius?

You know the one. He’s unprofessional, lazy, selfish and rude, and even makes frequent sexist and racist remarks against the people around him, but that’s OK, because he’s a genius. He’s the best doctor/detective/scientist around, so everyone will put up with his jerkitude. Respect for others is the foolish pastime of the less intelligent.

We’re clearly meant to admire these (exclusively male) characters, or at least be amused by their social ineptitude. Their dismissive attitude to others, and especially their sexist jokes to others, are aspirations. They’re geniuses, observant and intelligent. They are just telling it like it is!

Which is one of the reasons I really love Sherlock Holmes in new CBS drama, Elementary. Yes, he’s a genius, and yes, he’s kind of a jerk at times. But he isn’t allowed to get away with it. His rudeness, his laziness… these are clearly character flaws, and his (female!) partner isn’t afraid to call him on his nonsense. And in return, he says things he shouldn’t, but he also respects her, he listens to her, and he even apologizes for things that he does. He isn’t a genius running rampant in the city, above the concerns of all the other silly humans. He’s an intelligent, observant, but flawed human, and he has to follow the same laws of decency as the rest of us.