I want to talk for a moment about how much I loved this scene. Not the part of Derek playing CSI, which was awesome, but his entrance to the scene.
Derek’s always had is creeper turn-your-head-and-there-is-he entrance. The show even winked at it when it had Scott do that at the school. So it felt natural when he did it on the rooftop. You knew as soon as the Sheriff started to turn around he’d be there.
But it’s different now, because it’s not some kid who doesn’t expect him and who no one would believe if they said anything, like Scott or Isaac. This is the sheriff. A person with a great deal of authority and he’s expecting Derek to just be there. Suddenly, this isn’t an entrance of someone who’s unwanted and untrusted, but an invited, trusted friend.
And that’s huge.
I loved the sort of bemused way the Sheriff took Derek appearing like a dark avenger, like he was just sort of exasperated and dismissive of Derek’s poor social skills, like he knows Derek’s personality well enough to just overlook how odd he can be.
by appearing on the roof the way he did it was a huge nod and a wink to Batman, we can’t forget that Commissioner Gordon used to use a light on the roof to summon Batman who used to appear and disappear after helping like this
Erica may never have gotten the chance to be Catwoman, but someone else became her batman
do you guys remember that one post about how men feel entitled to take up so much space and women have to deal with a lot less?
This is actually a documented thing. You always see men on the subway or tube or whatever using both armrests while women sit with their arms hunched together into their laps. That’s why I always make a point to take up at least one if not both armrests of the tube so men can be uncomfortable for once.
^ again, for all the people telling me posting this picture is complaining too much.
In my college classes (and high school too) guys were always stretching, sticking fists and elbows in my face, leaning their heads back over my desk, over my work, spreading their legs out, kicking my bag with their dirty shoes. And let’s not pretend they were in other guys’ space as much as they were in women’s.
It’s so true, this happens to me every day on the train. Same with the walking thing, women will weave out of the way whereas men just walk straight and plow down anything in their path. I always end up playing chicken with men on the sidewalk now, because I refuse to move out of their way.
I love playing chicken with dudes who hog the sidewalk. BODY CHECK! Fucking assholes.
“NOT ALL MEN ARE LIKE THIS!” FUCK OFF.
“AS A MAN, I THINK THAT…” FUCK OFF.
Men always have the same defensive bullshit to spout every time they get called out on their shit. AND IT IS BORING. They remind me of those toys where you pull a string an they have like 5 phrases they can say. Over and over and over.
same here with playing chicken, its hilarious sometimes because they get this flash of realization in their eyes that says ‘holy shit, she’s NOT going to move/??? what do????’ because THEY ARE SO USED TO EVERYONE MOVING FOR THEM
when i was younger my grandpa drew this on a piece of paper,
and he asked me how i, as the red circle, would get around the two people (black circles) if i was walking down the street.
so of course i came back with
moving out of the way for them as i walked.
he asked me if i thought men would do the same and, at the time, i did because i thought it was just common courtesy. but he told me that men would barrel straight through without giving a shit and that i should do the exact same. because i was the one walking and they were the ones in the way. so that’s exactly what i do.
i find this really fascinating because this actually what defines so-called masculine and feminine traits and gestures. the whole limp-wrist thing? that’s someone decreasing the amount of space they take up by not extending their arm fully. same with crossing one’s legs, how it’s considered more masculine to swing your shoulders when you walk creating a wider gait instead of your hips, how someone who holds their elbows tightly into their torso instead of letting them fall more loosely at their sides is considered feminine.
taking up space is not just a frequent habit of males in our culture, its actually how society thinks masculinity is supposed to be expressed.
It’s also why you can seriously freak people out if you’re a woman by sitting back in your chair and draping your arm over the backrest of the one beside it.
It’s claiming space, and more importantly, it’s powerful body language. In primates (including humans), the individual that “opens” its chest—that is, leaves it open to attack—is the most dominant of them, precisely because it shows a confidence that no one WILL attack you.
Look at someone who’s comfortable vs someone who’s uncomfortable—the uncomfortable person will inevitably cross their arms or cover their chest to in an instinct to protect the thoracic cavity.
So, when you want to look HELLA confident, open up your chest and make direct eye contact. It feels weird (for women!) at first, but it’s the fastest way to freak a dude out. They genuinely do not know what to do when a woman displays behaviour they recognize as confident.
This was interesting. Literally never thought about it before.
#theoddcat My bro Ana will contest that my version of playing chicken is a bit extreme. I never knew to draw myself in unless I was being polite to a tight space. Like, I’d give up space wordlessly but not apologize unless I was accidentally rude.
Spreading yourself out, making eye contact and speaking loudly are the easiest ways to freak a guy out(or turn him on but I’m not here for that)
Right, I keep seeing this picture and I finally need to ask
Is Seb in costume for a role or does he just dress like that?
In an interview he said something along the lines of his most important article of clothing being black skinny jeans, and the jeans he was wearing in the interview were also the jeans he’d worn yesterday. So I’m pretty sure this is just how he dresses. It’s great.
#ok so he dresses like a tired vampire omg hayley
LOOK AT THIS BUILDING I FOUND IN SAN FRANCISCO
Did you mean: The Night Vale Community Radio Building
No get that nerd shit out my face it’s a beautiful mural of a badass octopus on a random building
and you wouldn’t be into nerd shit, right?