Benedict Cumberbatch at a Gala Screening of ‘The Guest’.
how to play it cool around your boyfriend’s parents: a guide by simon monroe
So I saw a post somewhere on my dash about how Arthur Conan Doyle would be rolling in his grave if he knew how long Sherlock Holmes has still been popular…and for some reason my brain was like:
God that smile though. That’s a smile that I think Kieren probably used to have down perfectly. The smile that’s just enough to comfort and to reassure other people that he’s fine and that he’s listening etc. But I think since his death and return and the new traumas, he’s lost it a little.
Teenlock AU: John forgot to hide the kisses at the crime scene and the journalists made a pretty accurate deduction of their own
In The Flesh Cast [bts]: Luke Newberry and Emmett J. Scanlan.
We are Simon. Simon is us.
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Illustration of The Geekiary’s Favourite Summer Show poll where the angels of Dominion and the rotters of In The Flesh are battling for the first place!
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You kept my room?
this makes me sad because you can see that Simons family didnt keep his room, maybe that was healthy for the family to say goodbye unlike Kier’s and Rick’s. But it makes me think that Simon never had a very good home life even before he died and killed his mother in his untreated state.
I call this the photoset of lies
Because Kieren’s room is a lie because they kept it as if he was alive
Rick’s is a lie with all those posters of girls
Simon’s is a lie because it’s not really his room anymore and yet they’re pretending it is
If you go this way, Rick’s a lie because they kept it as if he stayed alive too.
I call this the photoset of outside display of persona in a seemingly inside setting.
I confused myself.
Your room is supposed to be your place, intimate, a display of who you are.
Kieren’s is quite accurate in that sense. Most of the paintings are of people he loves and cares for. However, as someone previously noticed in a reblog of the “cage painting”, almost none of the painting represent himself. Even before getting PDS, Kieren avoided, not mirrors but, depictions of himself. Rather focusing on others and what they meant to him than himself and how to care for himself without others.
Rick’s room is a closeted one. He’s not necessarily gay, maybe he never loved any boy other than Kieren. But the display of machism with the posters of “babes” is obviously…a display.
Nothing seems personal in his room. It’s all for show. To please an abusive dad. The crowd.
So when Rick has to make choices, it’s even harder, because he never really thought about what HE wanted. Always worrying about what his dad wanted for him.
Simon’s is a stark contrast, reminder of the fact that he tried to move to America and possibly spent years outside of the family home, as a drug addict.
The football and Morrissey’s posters, the single bed, the drapes: this is a teenager’s room. Simon died at 27.
This room is reminiscent of when he was younger and “all his nerves were exposed, raw”. He fled and took drugs to escape that feeling. And now he is back, “unfixed”, in the same surroundings reminiscent of his discomfort.
All the scenes where he is in his room, he looks like a child.
I could go on and on but I have to go and this is getting too long. Bleh. Can’t even proofread myself.
I agree with literally all of the above and I’m so fucking glad to finally see someone use the phrase “abusive dad” in relation to Bill thank you oh my god