I saw several people in the tag last night talking about how this season really seemed to focus on Sherlock’s recovery and moving on from Irene, addiction, etc, and how they hope that in the next season there is more focus on Joan’s development
which is a pretty valid point in that the season DID spend a lot of time working with Sherlock and his personal growth, and of course the more focus on Watson in future seasons the better
but let us not forget that season 1 is also very easily the story of a woman who went from a guilt-ridden ex-surgeon working a job she didn’t very much enjoy as a form of penance and who had no training at all as an investigator or consultant, to someone who has discovered her passion and was able to do what Sherlock couldn’t in capturing and stopping the criminal mastermind Moriarty.
The new species of bee named after her as a result of two species who should not have been able to breed at all is symbolic of how Joan has basically become a new person—with many exciting new things ahead of her to experience—as a result of her friendship with Sherlock which should not have been able to get off the ground. Sherlock is transformed by their partnership as well, of course, but the season ends with the new bee being named after Watson as a tribute to her character growth and impact.
(I’M STILL GEEKING OUT ABOUT THIS I’M SO HAPPY OKAY BYE)
– You named a bee after me?
mygirlfriendisabook said: Nine and kittens? Kittens make everything wonderful.
Awww! Nine is totally a cat person, too.
it must get annoying living in the south with all those banjos constantly playing
A Year In Trees
A made this animated/print piece to accompany the beautiful op-ed story “A Year in Trees” for the NY Times. I was really excited to try animating something like this. Thanks AD’s Erich Nagler and Aviva Michaelov !
Hey thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the picture. I haven’t had surgery so I can’t say I know for sure—but I did some searching and have had a bit of contact with other trans* people who have had surgery, and it appears there are a couple different ways to do it (I get the feeling top surgery for trans* people isn’t the most, uh…standardized?). I think there’s the way you had it, the incisions I had in my picture, and a combination of the two. That’s what I’ve seen from my research, in any case.
Thanks again for your input and your compliment though! I’ll do a little more research this evening and see if there’s anything I ought to change.