wolflioness asked: Hello! Seeing the "dark yellow for inferiority complex" post you reblogged, makes me wonder whether Mary really kept cleverly putting Sherlock down all the time she knew him to finally grind his self-esteem on the wedding... Because let's face it, she was clever enough to figure out that he was a potential concurence to her without any of the boys realizing, and she had the wits to fool them both (she really did it). Also she's really possessive. IDK I'm just rambling a bit...
Mary is extreeeeeemely manipulative! I think it’s something she does to both John and Sherlock all the time, even when she’s just “taking the piss” or making a little joke. I know it’s a very English thing to make jokes of that sort, but Mary’s really get under the skin. What I mean by manipulation is that she does things like correct John’s perceptions of reality, as though he can’t see anything clearly and needs her to set him straight (as it were). For instance, when he starts to say that she’s the best thing that could have happened to him (since Sherlock’s death), he’s stumbling over it, not entirely sure if it’s what he really wants to see, and Mary asserts herself firmly, changing it slightly: “I agree; I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to you”, which is not quite what John was saying - and he reacts as though slightly incredulous by her assumptive statement. Or Mary laughing at John’s awkward-as-arse proposal - it’s a subtle way of suggesting that John is laughable, that his proposal isn’t something to take seriously, that John isn’t someone to take seriously. It’s a very small way of undercutting someone, making them feel small.
She does it again in TSOT with the serviette folding thing: “I’m not John; I can tell when you’re fibbing”. In one neat little sentence, she’s undercut them both: she’s suggested that John is stupid and/or gullible and that Sherlock isn’t as clever as he thinks, that she can see through the fib he was hoping to pull off - which he does in an effort to save his own dignity, but Mary relentlessly forces him to admit that he was so into wedding planning that he looked up how to fold fancy serviettes on youtube. It’s mean-spirited. She could have let him have his dignity.
She does it again with Sholto, at the wedding. Let’s consider this honestly for a second: if Sholto was super important to John, would John have talked about him a lot? Does John ever talk about things that are really personal to him, really important? No. (“I find it hard, this sort of stuff.”) QED: either Sholto is not all that important to John, if he talks about him “all the time, won’t shut up about him”, or Sholto is somewhat important to John, meaning that John very likely does NOT talk about him all the time. We saw how John clammed up when Sherlock asked about him; therefore I’m more inclined to believe that John’s commanding officer during his three tours of duty in war-torn Afghanistan where John nearly lost his life, was indeed important to him. Either way, Mary is - if not lying directly - certainly exaggerating the truth to a large extent. Why? All to make Sherlock feel that he isn’t as important to John as he would like to believe he is. And Mary tops that off with the added implication that John confides in her more than he does in Sherlock - double-whammy. And then the cherry on the sundae is reminding him that there is one person present who is more important to John than either Sholto or Sherlock, and that’s her. “It’s my wedding day!” she pronounces gleefully, fully aware of Sherlock’s unhappiness and jealousy. Of course Mary wouldn’t love it if she suspects that her husband’s best friend is in love with her husband - that’s bound to be awkward/uncomfortable/undesirable in general. But they’re friends, and friends treat unwanted emotions with more tact and gentleness than this. Normally. This has more the feeling of Mean Girls politics. It’s not nice. It’s not kind or compassionate or understanding. It’s just mean. And it relies on half-truths to twist the knife. How is that in any way necessary?
I mean, why is she so damned happy here? Compare her expression to Sherlock’s!
Mary undercuts Sherlock and John’s friendship to John, too. At the beginning of HLV, John says that he hasn’t seen Sherlock “in ages” (and sounds bothered about it) and Mary corrects his perceptions again and states that it’s been a month. Kate Whitney asks who they’re talking about, and Mary pointedly says to John, “you see? That does happen!”, correcting John’s perceptions about how famous/well-known Sherlock is. And then she calls into question John’s ability to rescue Isaac Whitney from the drug den with a host of questions that are unnecessarily rude: “Why you?” (Why NOT Captain John H. Watson of the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers? I think he can handle a drug den!), “Since when [are you neighbourly]?” (Is she calling John an anti-social jerk? Possibly true, but still!), “Why are you being so… what’s the matter with you?”, or ”What is that?” to his tyre lever (as if John wouldn’t know how to handle it - and as it happened, he didn’t need anything but his bare hands!). We can see that John is bothered by it when he shrugs off Mary’s (attempt to apologise?) comment that it’s “a tiny bit sexy” with a cool “I know” before he unsmilingly turns and walks away. He doesn’t want her to come along; she comes regardless. He tells her to just leave if there’s any trouble; she stays. Does she ever credit John for actually knowing what he’s doing? That’s what I mean about subtle manipulation.
But yeah, her treatment of Sherlock at the wedding was one of the main reasons I didn’t like or trust her even before the big shocker in HLV came about.
[Writer / executive producer Steve Lightfoot] pitched Hannibal setting up Chilton, and he’s like ‘we gotta kill Chilton,’ and I was like ‘okay, but I don’t want to kill Chilton.’ I didn’t have a problem breaking the canon of the book so much as breaking my own heart. I love the character, and I love Raul [Esparza]. [The process then] was like ‘well, he could get shot and survive,’ and then it’s like ‘okay, Chilton is going to be our Kenny. We’re going to kill him off every single season, and it’s insurmountable that he will survive, and yet he will.’
“Even in the books, it’s not clear that Chilton dies … I think that Chilton’s in it for the long haul, and I love what Anthony Heald did in the films, and I feel like Raul is bringing a different sensibility that is respecting what Anthony has done while also making the character his own in a great way. He’s too mischievous and bratty and fun. I gotta figure out how we’re going to hurt him in season 4.
THEY’RE DOING THE KENNY THING. HE EVEN CALLED IT THAT. ALL MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE.
"I gotta figure out how we’re going to hurt him in Season 4."
THIS MEANS THEY’VE ALREADY GOT PLANNED HOW THEY’RE GOING TO KILL HIM IN S3.
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The secretary of the primary party organization of the Communist Party of Ukraine in the village of Glinky, the member of the village council of the Starobeshevo district of the Donetsk region Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Kovshun, born in 1956, was tortured to death at the National Guard checkpoint near the village Luzhky.
A phone link to him broke up during the night of July 22nd. And in the morning the tortured body of a communist with numerous bruises and gunshot wounds to the legs and to the chest was discovered in a pool of blood.
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich, as a member of the Communist Party, received threats to his life many times, but did not believe that he can be killed for his convictions to the very end. V.M. Kovshun was distinguished not only by his trust and dedication to the communist ideals but also by his active position in life, high human qualities. He was deeply respected by his comrades and fellow villagers, who entrusted him the leadership of the Public Committee of Kumachov Village Council, which united 9 villages.
The Donetsk Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine expresses deep condolences to the relatives and people close to the perished, who became a victim of a cruel crime, and demands initiating criminal case towards the killers from the law enforcement, because nobody among the guilty in this heinous act is yet brought to justice.
Donetsk provincial committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine
This is what the junta is planning for all leftists with its ban on the Communist Party.
I was under the impression that Donetsk was under separatist control? (I’ve been fighting some personal issues that have made it hard to keep up with everything that’s been going on so IDK if there are regions of Donetsk which are under the junta’s control or if this was at a specifically junta-controlled checkpoint like at or near the border or something)