Mid0nz: Sherlock's Danger Night

I'm mid0nz. This blog explores BBC Sherlock from a 44 year old Cumberdyke's perspective. Sometimes subject matter & the occasional reblog are NSFW. I'm obsessed with cinematography, the 221B set & props, and the soundtrack. Sometimes there are otters.

MOTTO: "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
-Walt Whitman
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naturalshocks:

mid0nz:

@Naturalshocks just made me cry. I’m speechless. Darling you’re amazing. I’m just— you are so talented and this is so stunning! I don’t know what to say…

#That awkward moment when you like a drawing on Tumblr and it turns out the original has been in your room for months. 
This has got to be the funniest thing that’s ever happened to my art. Bless your inability to throw away envelopes.
So glad you like it. You’re most welcome! <3 x

Ok here’s the story. Several months ago NS gifted me a drawing and I took it from the envelope with such squee that I just assumed the paper behind it was backing to protect the drawing I knew she sent me. But I don’t throw away envelopes. It’s a problem I have and, in this case, it turned out to be a BLESSING.
So months later (yesterday) I’m scrolling through my dash and the picture above appears and I just STOP EVERYTHING. WOW. THIS IS GORGEOUS AND I AM IN AWE OF NS— INSTANT REBLOG W/COMMENT ABOUT HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS DRAWING. A little while later I get an ask from NS and she says— “well this is awkward- please tell me this isn’t the first time you’ve seen that pic! I put it in the envelope I sent as a bonus gift— did you mistake it for backing?” And I was like- you’ve got to be fucking kidding me! I am an idiot. And, lo and behold, when I got home I took the envelope contents apart and the very image that had made my jaw drop a few hours earlier was in my grabby (clean) hands and had been in my office ALL ALONG. When I saw it, I wept. It is so beautiful— the scan can’t even show all the details. If I hadn’t commented on the pic on tumblr- I might never have known the original was mine. The goddesses are looking out for me.
Ok now I’m getting weepy again… THANK YOU!

naturalshocks:

mid0nz:

@Naturalshocks just made me cry. I’m speechless. Darling you’re amazing. I’m just— you are so talented and this is so stunning! I don’t know what to say…

#That awkward moment when you like a drawing on Tumblr and it turns out the original has been in your room for months. 

This has got to be the funniest thing that’s ever happened to my art. Bless your inability to throw away envelopes.

So glad you like it. You’re most welcome! <3 x

Ok here’s the story. Several months ago NS gifted me a drawing and I took it from the envelope with such squee that I just assumed the paper behind it was backing to protect the drawing I knew she sent me. But I don’t throw away envelopes. It’s a problem I have and, in this case, it turned out to be a BLESSING.

So months later (yesterday) I’m scrolling through my dash and the picture above appears and I just STOP EVERYTHING. WOW. THIS IS GORGEOUS AND I AM IN AWE OF NS— INSTANT REBLOG W/COMMENT ABOUT HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS DRAWING. A little while later I get an ask from NS and she says— “well this is awkward- please tell me this isn’t the first time you’ve seen that pic! I put it in the envelope I sent as a bonus gift— did you mistake it for backing?” And I was like- you’ve got to be fucking kidding me! I am an idiot. And, lo and behold, when I got home I took the envelope contents apart and the very image that had made my jaw drop a few hours earlier was in my grabby (clean) hands and had been in my office ALL ALONG. When I saw it, I wept. It is so beautiful— the scan can’t even show all the details. If I hadn’t commented on the pic on tumblr- I might never have known the original was mine. The goddesses are looking out for me.

Ok now I’m getting weepy again… THANK YOU!

I got two emails today that I’d been mentioned on deactivated blogs. So, because I am curious about why they’d say my name then delete, I went to Google cache to see what ghostly traces they left behind. One was the blog of a teen age girl that I never knew. She’d had her laptop privs taken away and was made by her parents to delete her blog. And she didn’t have time to say goodbye to the friends she made here.

And I just cried. I cried because I’d feel HORRIBLE if I had to leave tumblr not of my own accord, if I couldn’t say goodbye to all the amazing people I’ve met here, if I lost my fandom community. AND I’M 44 YEARS OLD. If I had had tumblr at 16 and my parents made me delete my blog, I would have been utterly shattered- completely and utterly despondent. I have to ask myself do they have any idea what they took from her? What could have been her life circumstance in which that would be the right thing for her?

I’m not a parent (nor do I ever want to be) but I’d like to think they are doing the right thing by her. Maybe it’s the porn? Would I care if my 16 year old girl was watching porn and shipping madly? I have no idea. I was just so moved by her swift goodbye into the ether. I wish that young girl all the joy there is. 

The second blog was odd, too. I didn’t know them either, but I checked their tag and many, many people are upset that they just suddenly disappeared. It was unexpected to all, evidently. I hope they’re safe and sound.

Why does tumblr think they mentioned me? Did they? Right before they left? Or is this some weird bug? IDK.

Godspeed former tumblrers. Peace be with you.

@Naturalshocks just made me cry. I&#8217;m speechless. Darling you&#8217;re amazing. I&#8217;m just&#8212; you are so talented and this is so stunning! I don&#8217;t know what to say&#8230;

@Naturalshocks just made me cry. I’m speechless. Darling you’re amazing. I’m just— you are so talented and this is so stunning! I don’t know what to say…

The statistics are startling. Fewer than 2% of working cinematographers are women. No female cinematographer has been nominated for an Academy Award. There are 11 active women in the ASC–out of 330+ active members. The first studio film to have a female cinematographer was released in 1980.

Women have been discouraged from getting behind the camera for decades, and these statistics prove that the problem is systemic and culturally enforced. Laura Mulvey’s much-discussed concept of the “male gaze” puts women’s place in front of the camera, as living props to be photographed and judged, not to make decisions about how they are portrayed or participate in the creation of their own image.

I’ve heard plenty of horror stories–women cinematographers with strong reels who, making it to a live interview, are told “oh, we thought you were a man,” and suddenly not the right fit for the job. I’ve had male crew members fight every camera choice I make on set, I’ve seen female cinematographers work retail at clothing stores because directors (90% male) didn’t have confidence in their abilities. The cycle is vicious; men and women start in the industry as equally green amateurs, and as men hire more men, suddenly the women become “unqualified” to work alongside their former peers.

As Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers wrote in the LA Times this past December, studies show that “for promising men, potential is enough, whereas women are judged on what they’ve actually done.” In the film industry, men judge each other on what they could do, if they pooled their resources and worked together as a team.

Women are less likely to own equipment not only because of the cost of equipment versus the amount of work they’re being hired for, but because women are taught to look and not to touch when it comes to technology. I can’t count the male and female partners I encounter at trade shows where the male partner grabs a camera excitedly while his female partner watches passively over his shoulder. And try to engage a single woman perusing a tech booth? Forget it–ask if they have any questions and the answer is “no thank you” and they’re gone. Women aren’t taught to be entitled to technology in the way that men are. Men are entitled to put their hands on cool gadgets. Women are entitled to watch, but not to participate.

Just listen to the way men explain technology to women at a trade show and this dichotomy becomes readily clear. Women are expected not to be able to use technology, instead of trying it for themselves and playing, they must be hand held, guided, ‘splained. And that’s a huge turn off to wanting to participate. It’s not a surprise to me that 99 of 100 requests I get to borrow one of our cameras for a project come from men. Women are taught not to ask. And if we as a company choose to work with, say, 5% of people requesting cameras, the numbers aren’t looking too great for the ladyfolk. 

WOMEN ARE TAUGHT NOT TO ASK.

naturalshocks:

White coloured pencil and grey pastel pencil on A4 black paper.

My dear naturalshocks- you just get better and better! This is gorgeous!

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
What did you think of s3?
mid0nz mid0nz Said:

anotherwellkeptsecret:

Honestly, it’s hard for me to be disappointed in anything. I’m one of those annoyingly optimistic types. Especially when it comes to stuff like this. One of my friends was very critical of The Desolation of Smaug—he has every right to be—and the whole time I thought, This is a movie and it’s a lovely movie and look at the scale and this is magnificent omg it’s an actual movie it’s a movie I’m crying look it’s a movie that everyone can enjoy.

So yeah. Keep that in mind while I reflect on my season 3 opinion. Because it’s going to be happy. I do have my qualms, but they are minuscule compared to how much joy and excitement I felt watching season 3 for the first time. I do no begrudge anyone for feeling otherwise, though. It’s possible to be critical of something and love it at the same time. In fact, that’s often a sign of being a huge fan. I’m just one of those weird huge fans and spews positivity everywhere like a geyser of rainbows and butterflies. 

The Empty Hearse. I DO admit that TEH wasn’t what I had been expecting. I spent so long reading all the angsty, heart-rending fic I could get my hands on that I forgot Sherlock is actually a funny show. A dark comedy, but a comedy nevertheless. They were never going to treat Sherlock’s return with the gravity we’d all come to expect because that’s not the way the show works. So after my initial shock of non-tearful-reunion feels, I thought the episode was brilliant. It was a tribute to fandom in the best sense and I loved how even though Sherlock and John spent the majority of the episode apart, it almost didn’t feel that way. BECAUSE THEY WERE THINKING ABOUT EACH OTHER EVERY OTHER SECOND SRSLY. John is supposedly ‘getting on with his life’, but he’s at Sherlock’s grave and then at 221B. I think the only time he’s NOT thinking of Sherlock is when he’s about to propose to Mary, but Sherlock counterbalances John’s not-thinking-of-Sherlock with his notice-me-notice-me-NOTICE-ME. So yeah. They’re damaged, delusional, and Sherlock’s top priority is to make John laugh. My feelings are 10000000896% done.

The Sign of Three: This is my favorite episode. I don’t even care. It’s my absolute favorite episode. Because John gets the credit he deserves. It’s a love letter to John Watson. I don’t believe he’s been given enough credit since the very beginning and this did so much for me as a long-time fan. I am so happy John Watson was recognized. Not to mention! Did you ever imagine that Sherlock and John would get drunk together and play silly games? I didn’t. It was magic. This episode was every bit about Sherlock’s love for John. We don’t get that a lot in canon. I mean, Sherlock obviously cares, and you see glimpses of it, and rarely does Watson see how much Holmes loves him, but my soul needed this. So bad. I needed John Watson to see. And I needed Sherlock to see. And this episode delivers. 

His Last Vow: SO MANY CANON REFS OMG. The drugs, Wiggins, the burglary. I am a happy, happy girl. I knew what was going on with Janine the moment she stepped out of Sherlock’s bedroom so I enjoyed what I imagine was supposed to be a shock-and-awe moment. But you know. It was delicious. John’s jealousy gives me life. He’s so protective. I love it. I EVEN figured out who they were going to run into in CAM’s office before they got there. I didn’t imagine Sherlock would get shot, though. That was probably the only part of the episode where I freaked out. It was like TPTB reminding you that this is THEIR show and they can mix it up a bit. So exciting. Though very nerve-wracking. Poor Sherlock. I must say the sequence of events surrounding Mary shooting him was absolutely gorgeous. So so so pretty. I’ll probably get in trouble for saying this, but Sherlock clawing back to life for John was worth the pain of my favorite literary character getting shot. (Don’t hate me.) There are so many clues in the final episode and it’s very exciting. I can’t wait to see what they’re going to do next.

"Oh, by the way, Sherlock—do you remember Redbeard?"

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cloudywithachanceofbuckbeak:

holnnes:

I just want a show about an ex assassin trying to adjust to civilian life with the help of her morbid but sweet pathologist friend and accidentally becoming a famous crime solving duo 

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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Here’s a little song for all the Sherlockians who are left. All you need is love, love. Love is all you need. Pass it on. 

#Sherlock #I’m supposedly so powerful that I can influence the masses so here #have a peace sign #and a song #Reblog and make this a thing if your’re ready to get back to the business of squee

Love and peace to everyone in the Sherlock fandom who&#8217;s taking their own hiatus! 

Love and peace to everyone in the Sherlock fandom who’s taking their own hiatus! 

You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.
Mary Oliver, Wild Geese (via observando)

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This interview I’ll be posting soon addresses bulimia at great length. I want interested people to see it, but I’m also sensitive to the fact that it’s a triggery topic. The interviewee talks at length about her experiences with bulimia and how she depicts it in her film. What she has to say will be controversial to some people. So question one- is #tw: bulimia the preferred tag and question two- do I need to indicate that it is potentially controversial with a tag? If so what tag should I use? Also, would you avoid posting pull quotes on tumblr about bulimia from the interview even if they’re properly tagged?

It’s about making films, how they DON’T get made and why, female audiences, being a woman in a male-dominated industry, her own experiences with deep sexism, her career path, the severe eating disorder she had in her 20’s, bulimia, what she wrote in the script versus what you see on screen- her three hats: the writer’s view of the film, and the director’s and the producer’s. Tammy is such a passionate person- lovely to talk with. Frank and bold. 

You’ll want to watch Delicious b/c the interview with Tammy is so damned interesting! (Also spoilers.)

I’m very emotional about this little film, very invested in it as a woman, as a feminist myself, as a fan. And the reality is that Tammy’s next film is going to be as big of a struggle to get made as Delicious was. Because sales. This reality breaks my heart and pisses me off b/c she has so much important shit to say. 

Download her film, support it with high ratings and generous reviews. Do your part to make a difference. As consumers you have great power and can make a huge difference for a small film such as this. If you want to see films by women about women vote with your wallet. 

Delicious the film (starring Louise Brealey as Stella)

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You’ve got a about two weeks to watch Delicious as it will take me that long to process the transcript once I’m finished. Buy it now!! We got the film trending in iTunes but it needs a new boost. 

I’m also looking for people who can translate my interview into Chinese and Korean as the film will be released in theaters in South Korea, Taiwan, and perhaps Hong Kong. If you don’t have time to translate, perhaps you can beta a translation? Betas are invaluable and making this interview available to people who will actually see Delicious in theaters is soooooo important!