Hi, it's Rachel! Huge Whovian, Potterhead and Sherlockian. Easily obsessed with British actors and actresses, tea and Shakespeare. Muse is in my heart, but you should know there is more luggage to be found in here. I'll resume my life with an: I'd love to be a ginger Scottish fanfiction writer.
(Allons-y!) If you're reading these lines now, I'd like to give you a huge WELCOME! (Credit to whoever made the gif)
April 24th
13:12

Me watching Sherlock

  • <b> mum:</b> You're watching the alien again?<p><b>me:</b> No, mum. I'm not watching Doctor Who, this is Sher-<p><b>mum:</b> (nods disdainfully at Benedict Cumberbatch) I mean 'him'.<p>

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

londonphile:

TIME The 100 most influential people - Benedict Cumberbatch By Colin Firth

The alarmingly talented English star
When I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.
I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.
His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.
He must be stopped.
http://time.com/70781/benedict-cumberbatch-2014-time-100/

londonphile:

TIME The 100 most influential people - Benedict Cumberbatch By Colin Firth

The alarmingly talented English star

When I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.

I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.

His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.

He must be stopped.

http://time.com/70781/benedict-cumberbatch-2014-time-100/

April 22nd
23:18
Via

bitchytbh:

having “feelings” is ruining my reputation of being a heartless bitch 

make me choose | mycroft holmes or john watson

22:58
Via

doodlesofanj:

tHE SUBTEXT IN THIS SCENE. Subtext all the scenes! 

itssimplysam23:

godamnmiley:

is there any ellen fandom bc i want to join.

Isn’t all of Tumblr the Ellen fandom?