So I was rewatching old DW episodes today and came across Silence in the Library. The left picture is of CAL, the little girl the Library was made for. The right is Clara, or Oswin, depending on which you like to call her.
New theory is slowly emerging.
1. CAL’s last words were “Aren’t I a clever girl?”, whereas Oswin’s are always “Run, you clever boy, and remember”, the remember part implying that he has to recall her. Or maybe it just means “if something is remembered it can be brought back”, but I don’t know.
2. Oswin can hack into extremely complex data bases, perhaps because she’s CAL? Or maybe the “total screaming genius” description could mean she has all of the knowledge of the Library. /random thought
3. Their looks.
4. They both lived in virtual realities they created for themselves.
aND THESE CHARACTERS ARE BOTH WRITTEN BY MOFFAT DON’T YOU REMEMBER THAT MOFFAT ALSO WROTE THE SECOND PART IT WAS CALLED FOREST OF THE DEAD
IT ALL MAKES SENSE
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Loki is taught from a very young age that being a Jotun was the equivalent of being a monster. He is socialized to believe that they are a thing of nightmares, a thing to be hated and feared. So when he realizes what he is, when he realizes that he is that outcast, this abominable figure, that he is a part of the hated race of Jotuns, he breaks. In the first gif in the set, Thor, (barely twelve years old, max?), is already proclaiming his hate for the Jotun race and vowing to ‘hunt them down and slay them all,’ Aside from how honestly sad that is to hear from someone as young as Thor, it also must be really painful for Loki, not in that moment, but much later, when Odin reveals who he truly is.
Second row: Loki’s spent a lot of time being told that his craft is silly, spent a lot of time in brother’s shadow, spent a lot of time being told to shut the fuck up. The one thing that he’s good at—being a wordsmith, of sorts, is something that he never gets to utilize, because he is constantly being mocked or shut down. It’s heartbreaking. Another thing about Loki, I genuinely believe he loves his brother. Loki doesn’t think Thor is fit for the crown, yet when Thor complains that this was ‘supposed to be his day of triumph’ Loki says, ‘It will come’ and I believe that Loki believes that. I believe that as Loki later states, that he never wanted the throne, he legitimately only wanted to be Thor’s equal. But, Loki, in doing this, in setting up this little charade, has managed to get his brother, the only person who really knew Loki, and still loved him, banished from Asgard. Yes, Loki wanted Thor’s coronation delayed, but I doubt he ever meant for it to get as bad as it did. There’s a point right before Odin’s sentenced Thor when Loki tries to intercede, and Odin shuts him up. I am convinced beyond a doubt that had he let Loki finish his sentence, he would have confessed. But that doesn’t happen, so what does? Thor gets banished, and for once, Loki isn’t second best, no one’s telling Loki to shut up and sit down (because he’ll never be as good as Thor, anyways). It’s a nice change. Is it awful on Loki’s behalf? Fuck yes it is. Is it understandable? To a degree. After that everything gets fucked up. Loki’s revealed to be Laufey’s son—something that he says with what I saw as an incredibly large amount of shame and sadness—and Odin falls into the Odin-Sleep, Loki is told that he is to be the ruler of Asgard until his father awake, Thor has been banished, you are the sole heir, etc. He looks confused, and a little hesitant, but he accepts. The thing here is that Loki went from having almost no authority to having literally, all possible authority. It’s like giving someone who can’t ride a bicycle without training wheels a Ferrari. It’s stupid, and he lets it get to his head.
Third row: Loki has literally lost it. He’s vowing to annihilate the Jotuns, in some weird show of power for his father’s sake, as if to tell him that he can be a warrior, he can be Thor. Loki hates his race, and I think it’s fair to say that he hates himself at this point. He’s fucking crying as he goads Thor into a fight. Loki is riddled with self-esteem issues, loneliness, and that emptiness that comes with feeling out of place and underappreciated all of your life. Loki is tragic, not because he falls into a starry abyss and is assumed to have been swallowed up in darkness just as he loses everything he’s ever had—but because even in “death”, he fails to realize that he is wrong. The Jotuns aren’t monsters because they have blue skin and red eyes, the Jotuns are monsters because of what they chose to do. Loki wanted so badly to dissociate from something that is intrinsic to his nature, that he nearly loses himself in the process.
Loki is the single most sympathetic villain I have ever come across. He is a product of how he was raised, how he was treated, how he was socialized, and a victim of who he is from birth, a Jotun. He never stood a chance.
“Monsters are real…they live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” –Stephen King
Loki saves Sif, Fandral, everybody im crying
The thing about Loki is that he’s the one who’s keeping an eye on the whole fight instead of just fighting his guy. Because I think he thinks it’s his responsibility to make sure everyone is on track and comes home safe. I just rewatched this and he is the one who reins everyone in “Thor let’s leave,” “Laufey we accept your deal,” “THOR WE HAVE TO LEAVE” “THOR!” As they’re all running away in Jotunheim after this fight, he’s the one who calls for Thor to make sure Thor is coming too. He’s the one who tattled to get Odin to come save them. And that way no one else has to risk being the coward, and that’s like Loki’s role on the team and it both leads to him being necessary AND leads to him being bullied.
I’m really not trying to criticize Thor or Sif or the Warriors Three because it’s not their fault, they never asked Loki to do this, and they’ve never had any reason to second-guess themselves because Odin doesn’t take Loki any more seriously than they do. Children don’t become bullies in a vacuum. It’s really Odin’s fault, is what I’m trying to say, and the whole royal Asgardian hierarchical/monarchic family culture.
“Matt Smith in a recent interview has said the following hint about the final end of Ponds: “There’s something coming up in the final days of the Ponds that was in The Eleventh Hour,” he said. “There’s a shot in that. [Moffat’s] been thinking about it that long. He always knew how she was going to… I’m saying too much already.”
- The Shot of the Doctor running past the clock (talked about on the commentary).
- The Duck Pond that hasn’t got any ducks.
- The re-use of Mrs Angelo’s broach in The Eleventh Hour and The Big Bang.
- One of little Amy’s artwork which clearly shows her house on fire.
- The Fact that Rory in the Hospital looks behind him, clearly sees something and gets interrupted and quickly forgets.
- Rory’s ID badge
- Amys missing third floor
LITERALLY JUST SPAT OUT MY FUCKING SOUP
You know what though
Jim’s little diguises - Rich Brook and Jim from IT - have one thing in common:
They’re both total sweethearts.
They both have a gentle demeanor and seem to care about the women they’re fooling. They’re both anxious around Sherlock. They’re both inoffensive and fuckingadorableohmygod.
They both have a heart.
No one is that good of an actor. The one thing you can’t fake is a heart.
If he was heartless, Molly would be dead. She saw Jim’s face, she was a liability. Why didn’t he kill her? He’d heard all Molly’s stories, he knew she was important to Sherlock, if only a little, so why didn’t he kill her? Why didn’t he threaten her with the gunmen during Reichenbach?
I’ll tell you why. Because Molly is lovely and he cared about her. He purposely excluded her from the threat because he didn’t want to hurt her.
Even during their first meeting at the pool, Jim showed an unusual lack of self restraint “THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE DO!”. His face wasn’t blank, it wasn’t a pokerface like Sherlock’s. He was expressive. He was emotive. He was human. Jim has a heart.
I think that on the roof during Reichenbach, Sherlock realised this. He realised that Jim wasn’t acting.
He realised what Jim really wanted: to not be alone; to find someone just like himself; to find someone not-ordinary. Most of all, he wanted that person to be Sherlock.
Sherlock saw the level of frustration and disappointment and, let’s be honest, sadness on Jim’s face when he thought Sherlock was stupid and ordinary, and when he thought Sherlock would jump to save his friends.
That’s how he beat Jim.
The way he asserts himself on Jim, moving right up into his personal space. Think about it. He never does that. He’s attacked people, usually in self defence, but never anything quite so personal, quite so intimidating.
He’s risking John’s life by doing this. He’s risking the lives of all his friends and he doesn’t care. In those moments, Jim is his primary focus.
But then, listen to his voice, listen to the things he is saying.
Ordinary people have hurt Jim, there’s no doubt about that.
Sherlock is telling Jim that he isn’t ‘one of them’. He isn’t ordinary.
Sherlock isn’t being cruel, he’s being gentle.
We’re just alike, you and I.
And they are just alike, apart from that one little thing that they don’t have in common:
Sherlock is the good guy who doesn’t have a heart, and it’s his biggest weakness.
Jim is the bad guy who does have a heart, and it’s his greatest tragedy.
I LOVE THIS FANDOM AND EVERYONE IN IT.
thank you for intensifying my love for Moriarty tenfold.
it seems the discussion on loki’s personality has split into two groups: people who believe he is a poor misunderstood tiny black kitten, and people who believe he is a maniacal psychopathic paranoid spawn of hell.
what both groups fail to realize is that there are two sides to a coin.
he is frayed and scarred, broken, spiraling endlessly into an oblivion he himself has caused, spreading chaos- but that does not mean that he doesn’t feel betrayed, unwanted, thirsting for love and kindness, for redemption, instead of just vengeance.
if you’re going to judge someone, have in mind that nothing is ever black and white.
“I’ve been online and looked at all the theories and there’s one clue that everyone’s missed. It’s something that Sherlock did that was very out of character, but which nobody has picked up on.” - Steven Moffat
Sherlock has his phone (looks to me like that at least) in his hands there, hiding it cleverly in his coat sleeve most of the times.
Why? That leads to my idea related to quote above from Steven Moffat.
I am referring to the conversation between Sherlock and Jim on the roof. Sherlock is doing something out of character there: He’s asking questions, he seems confused. But only that much to not make Jim suspicious.
Sherlock: But the rhythm …
Jim: Partita no. 1, thank you, Johann Sebastian Bach
Sherlock: But then how did you …?
And then Jim explains his entire plan how he broke in several important buildings at once. It’s not the only time in that conversation where Sherlock acts like the “dumber one” of both, of course not too bluntly so Jim doesn’t realize what’s going on.
Why does Sherlock act like he’s lost and hasn’t figured out Jim’s entire plan? So he can record what Jim is saying (in sense of a confession) on his phone, which he has in his hand/coat sleeve.
When you watch the scene again, Sherlock steps to the edge of the roof, till to that point he was acting. Then he starts laughing, cause he feels like he has won. The most important parts he probably has recorded. So he steps back down again. Now he’s back to his “normal self”. I feel like you can see it in his attitude even (comparing 2nd screenshot with 3rd)
Later, when he’s on the phone with John, Sherlock says: “This is my note.”
Before he jumps of the building, he throws the phone away, to leave it on the roof.
Hmm, these are my thoughts to the scene so far.
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JUST READ IT OKAY?
… And a while ago I had the idea that the phone held more information and could possibly be the actual ‘note’ Sherlock was referring to… now an actual theory came up. OwO
I love the smartness of tumblr!
You deserve an award.
IT’S HIS NOTE! NOT HIS SUICIDE NOTE BUT HIS FUCKING NOTE THAT TELLS THE WORLD THAT RICHARD BROOK IS A FAKE!!!
I love you! You are wonderful and have an amazing mind!!!
abouttherealawesomestuff, you are BRILLIANT! You are AMAZING!
Someone send this to Moffat. Tell him we know! You brilliant person you! I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS BAR.
The first one is also interesting because I noticed something I didn’t the first few viewings. Loki gestures to the blade of his sceptre (dripping with Coulson’s blood) while looking at Thor, almost as if to say “look .. this is your fault .. this is what your pride and ignorance has wrought”.
Thor realizes that an innocent man, a good man, has died because of him, and he knows there are countless more about to meet the same fate. And here, he’s powerless to stop it. There’s nothing he can do. Even with Mjolnir in his hand and his immortality intact, he’s as helpless as any of the people scrambling to keep the Helicarrier aloft.
And that’s why he steps down. He doesn’t beg Loki to reconsider, he doesn’t rage at him, he doesn’t try to escape.
Why? Because it’s vengeance that Loki wants. It’s the ability to step out of the shadows and finally be seen as Loki, not Thor’s brother. Coulson’s damn right when he says Loki lacks conviction. It’s the same as when the Other calls Loki’s ambition “little, and full of childish needs”. All Loki wants is to be seen as a power unto himself, and he’s willing to do anything to gain that recognition. Granted, Thanos and the Tesseract have had some not-so-kind influence on his state of mind (I’m still convinced he was tortured to Hel and back even after getting caught in the void), but there’s still that blinding need to be seen as himself, rather than Thor’s shadow.
So, here it is. Here’s his chance. He can finally defeat his perfect brother and climb out of the abyss. And Thor doesn’t fight him. Because for Loki, Thor is willing to make any sacrifice. Even if it means his own life.