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elementarystan:

Natalie Dormer & Lucy Liu at HBO’s Emmys After Party (Aug 25)

elementarystan:

Natalie Dormer & Lucy Liu at HBO’s Emmys After Party (Aug 25)

26 Aug 14 : 9:08 PM
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The Bullitts performing at The Big Chill 2011 [x]

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26 Aug 14 : 9:04 PM
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elementarystan:

@LucyLiu  ❤️#IdrisElba #Emmys

elementarystan:

@LucyLiu  ❤️#IdrisElba #Emmys

26 Aug 14 : 7:17 PM
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elementarystan:

Lucy Liu & Idris Elba at HBO’s Emmys After Party (Aug 25)

elementarystan:

Lucy Liu & Idris Elba at HBO’s Emmys After Party (Aug 25)

20 Jul 14 : 1:55 PM
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desperateicons:

Oil painting of Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in Elementary. Finished just now.

desperateicons:

Oil painting of Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in Elementary. Finished just now.

26 May 14 : 7:01 PM
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runnereight:

what if “lucy” was about lucy liu casually beating up pervy white dudes instead

and the story was about an asian woman who gets justice from the white men who used and abducted her

and it was an effective commentary on white imperialism, the violent commodification of asian people and asian culture by western society, the demonization of asian people, and the continuing history of violence on unwilling asian bodies especially those of asian women by white people

and what if when a pervy white dude asks the asian woman “do you speak english” while he’s in fucking taiwan, she shoots him in the head instead

what if this movie wasn’t going to be a bunch of white imperialist nonsense masquerading as something “progressive” at the expense of faceless nameless asian bodies

ha ha

ha

8 May 14 : 7:01 PM
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Lucy Liu | Harper’s Bazaar Singapore (Sept. 2009)

6 May 14 : 7:01 PM
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supernatasha:

Okay, so let me get this straight. Joan Watson gets kidnapped chasing after an international terrorist, offers to help them when one of their men gets shot by fixing a bullet wound using box cutters and vodka, and subverts every shitty cliche trope about damsels in distress ever. She’s not a victim in this situation AT ALL. When a female character gets kidnapped, she spends her time with her wrists and ankles bound, making occasional whimpering noises and waiting for her rescuers. Joan Watson MacGyver’s a surgery in the meantime and basically makes friends with her captors, actively helping a man she genuinely believes needs help and manages to get the truth about Mycroft within hours. The only time she is fazed is when someone shoots a man in front of her, otherwise she’s brilliant and strong.

ALSO, LUCY LIU DIRECTED THIS EPISODE. 

5 May 14 : 7:01 PM
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ruebella-b:

Lucy Liu [Joan Watson - Elementary]

22 Apr 14 : 7:16 PM
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brigidkeely:

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madlori:

This scene was actually when I went from feeling more or less neutral on Joan to actively disliking her.

Because wow, that was patronizing.

I loved that scene in Elementary.

1) Firstly, because it immediately deconstructs the “hero throws and breaks something in frustration” cliche (Sherlock throwing a glass slide in HoB, anyone?) it might even be seen as a parody of that cliche.

2) Secondly, because the dynamic is different between a man and a woman than it would be between two women or two men, the visual of a man smashing something in a temper in front of a woman can be taken as threatening or borderline abusive. Joan Watson immediately shows that she is not intimidated by Holmes’ behavior.

3) Lastly? One of the running themes of Elementary is the deconstruction of Sherlock Holmes as the solitary, antisocial genius, and his becoming a member of a community. Holmes’ gifts are given their due respect, but no one in Elementary plays the game of Because Sherlock Holmes is a Bloody Genius He Can Do Whatever He Wants So There. When Sherlock goes after Moriarty (“M”), Captain Gregson suspends him. When Sherlock doesn’t want to talk about his addiction, Alfredo says “You’ve got to get over yourself.” And when Sherlock behaves like a spoiled child, Joan tells him “Use your words.”

You see Joan patronizing Sherlock. I see a member of Sherlock’s community teaching him how to behave like an adult member of that community.

Popular media portrays men patronizing women constantly & it’s considered neutral, but a woman patronizing a man is enough to flip people into incandescent rage. Not saying that’s what OP is feeling, but a woman patronizing a man is definitely a hot trigger.

I also want to point out that throwing and breaking things is one of the ways many domestic abusers (statistically likely to be men trying to intimidate/control/harm women) exert dominance and threaten & control their partners. There is nothing like a display of violence and destruction to remind a person that said violence and destruction could be visited upon their person, you know? So there is ABSOLUTELY a power differential at play here, even if they aren’t romantically/sexually involved and even if the writers didn’t intend for there to be. So Joan responding in kind, in a calm demonstrative way, is a way of her taking control of a charged situation and pointing out that yes, he’s acting like a childish dick throwing a temper tantrum and she isn’t going to let that slide/excuse him/clean up his mess for him.

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simplydalektable:

You should date someone who supports you and wants you to succeed, like a sober companion. Date someone who knows your sordid past but doesn’t walk away. Date someone who is willing to meet your parents, even when you tell them it’s a pointless idea. Date some who is articulate and a damn find dresser. Date someone who has pretty long black hair. Lucy Liu. You should date Lucy Liu.

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