John operating on Sherlock (something minor but invasive) while Sherlock is only under local anesthesia, watching John’s face as he works. Hazy-eyed, slightly drifty, watching his best friend’s face while his hands touch his insides—fix them—and the stains of his blood slowly creep up John’s sleeves.
John will occasionally glance over, make eye-contact—but it’s neutral and impenetrable, so very deeply in his dutiful, professional mode. (It’s how he stays calm. Calm with Sherlock’s blood on his hands. Hands that don’t shake.)
Sherlock will watch John slowly sow his incision up. A small cloth barrier prevents Sherlock from seeing the actual work, but he watches the long, stretching thread follow the needle with every stroke. He knows that as John pulls that needle high, the string is sliding through his body, but he doesn’t feel it. Just watches John sow.
With the most helpless, drugged, incredulous, in love look it is possible to paint on a human face.
DAAAAHHHHAAAAMMMMM. O.O Some one write this now!!! Hell I might even do it!!! Fuck! O.O
JustJasper’s racebent cast of LOTR is fantastic. I find myself reblogging almost every picture. Then I get sad, because I’ll never get to see this movie. I’ll probably never get to see a well known adaptation of a fantasy series with a complete cast of POC. It’s disheartening. It makes me sad, angry, and bitter all at the same time. The lack of quality roles for POC is a undeniable problem in media today. Actors of color are forced to take stereotypical roles/ non-developed secondary roles because that’s the only thing being offered to them. Whitewashing is happening all the time, and sometimes it’s not even obvious. We can recognize it when it comes to Akira, Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises ect. We sometimes forget the hidden parts of whitewashing. Characters are often cast as white when nothing else about their storyline demands it:
‘Imagine a film such as Inception with an entire cast of black people – do you think it would be successful?’ ‘Would people watch it? But no one questions the fact that everyone’s white. That’s what we have to change.’ - Idris Elba
I appreciate spaces like Tumblr/Live Journal/etc that allow fans to create their own interpretations of movies. We can pick our own cast, make alternative story lines, and develop head canons. I also like that there is actual discussion about how race and media are intertwined. I like that people aren’t afraid to call out bullshit for what it is. Despite that, I wish I could just sit down in a movie theater and watch a quality movie starring people who look like me.
Seconding all of this, and bolding that last statement for emphasis. And, of course, there’s the travesty that was the whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender. My soul still hurts (looking at you, M. Night.)
But…that racebent!Lord of the Rings cast list is one of The Most Beautiful Things I have ever seen.
It is quite beautiful that list. Seeing as how a lot of my personal characters are people of color and Queer I’m hoping one of my books will get made in to a movie some day and I’ll have enough say in it to be like, “Uh no you can’t cast Dakota Fanning. Whisper is black and Davin is Indian/Middle Eastern in skin tone and culture. So cast actors from those backgrounds.” Yeah.
Yup. It’s 1:40 p.m. here. T.T