#Look at that #that’s a two year age difference #it looks like a ten year age difference #my poor insane bby
This is one of the things that has always fascinated me about Jim Moriarty - and really it goes down to the root of Andrew Scott’s sheer talent. It’s difficult to make someone look as though they’ve been through hell from the actor’s perspective; sure, the makeup crew can tinker with features, but to look at the difference in his face…
Let’s look at the fall. Of course there’s the obvious difference in hair, but look at the pinch in his brow, the difference in how his eyes are set and eyebrows low. The tightness around his eyes. The set of his scowl and the vehement hate in his chin. It’s just this entire distaste for what the game’s become.
You can see how on the right, he has hope. Excitement. He’s got something to look forward to. I personally don’t believe that in TGG/Pool scene Jim, he knew he was going to die before it was all over with. I honestly don’t. There isn’t a vacancy in his eyes on the right, while on the left there’s just, I don’t know, a desolate gleam? Yeah, he knew he was going to his death on the left. But in the right, he looks like a dog when his master has a squeaky toy, except he has full intent on biting the hand instead of the toy.
I don’t know. I just have so many feels for this character. And Andrew Scott for being able to portray such a difference for one character from one point in time to another. They barely look like the same person.
It makes me wonder if the game getting ‘boring’ because he bested Holmes was all that happened to him…
No one ever gets to me… And no one ever will.
Over the course of his acquaintance with Sherlock, it strikes me that his state of mind has deteriorated drastically. We did see flashes of Jim’s darker side at the pool — we saw slight hints of the desperation inside of him, but never anything as intense as the sheer disappointment that is blatantly written all over Jim’s face on the left.
People like to assume that Jim ‘doesn’t feel’ because ‘omg he’s such a psycho’. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Jim Moriarty is the most expressive character on the show. Take a good look at this little bastard. He’s Sherlock’s most revered nemesis and he wears his heart on his sleeve.
And there he is with that deep set child-like frown on his face. His hopes have turned to dust before his eyes. Sherlock Holmes is ordinary, he’s going to kill himself to save his boring friends and Jim’s going to be alone again. He’s going to be stuck, trapped in the same old cycle of never changing never ending life. He can do whatever he wants - Jim’s a free man with the world at his fingertips.
But as long as Sherlock is ordinary, he’ll never get what he actually wanted -
to find someone just like him. To be understood. To be entertained. To be completed. He saw an opportunity to not be bored, to not be alone, because a man had come along who was so strikingly similar to Jim, a man who could actually keep up with him. With Sherlock, he doesn’t need to explain what’s going on in his head because Sherlock already knows, and already understands.
… Except (to Jim’s knowledge at least), he doesn’t know and he doesn’t understand, meaning that it’s all over. Jim’s had enough. The hope and the promise that we saw during their first encounter is gone. In Jim’s mind, Sherlock has blown it. He had hoped for so much and recieved so little. So he walks away and leaves, not even watching what were to be Sherlock’s final moments because it doesn’t even matter anymore.
Then, just minutes after the GIF on the left, we see Jim genuinely happy, so much so that there are tears in his eyes and he’s thanking Sherlock and meaning every last word. That’s the thing about Jim - he’s so changeable. Changeability is an emotional reflex. Push him in the right direction, and he will react.
Andrew Scott is an amazing actor. The way he manages to create such a terrifying criminal antagonist whilst also portraying someone so very human is completely and utterly breathtaking. This man deserves all the awards.
#you know thor is gonna go throw his room all ‘I USED TO HAVE ONE!’ just so he can give it to jane so she can take apart #maybe he can’t find out and asks volstagg for one bc his kids have 300 #but also!!! THAT SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS AN ASGARDIAN BALL IS SO ADVANCED #and jane finds such wonder in it #and even when she realised that it’s ball it doesn’t take away from it #and thor doesn’t mock her for it #he thinks it’s cute #he’s definitely gonna find that ball #he’s sure he had one #maybe he broke it
Yeah, I can’t resist to reblog just to remind everybody that Thor fell for Jane Foster in the first place because she was so damn clever, and curious, and passionate about her work, and obstinate, and he was impressed and amazed and so touched to see the humans more resourceful than he thought and hey, here is another bit of Thor’s personality, he’s just so happy to have been proven wrong now that it allows him to see the best in people—
I just fail to understand why so many would dislike Jane Foster, and even more erase her character from their works; she is absolutely marvellous, both unbelievable and terribly realistic, adorable and awkward, driven but sweet, kind but relentless, and so fucking gifted. And there are people wondering why Thor is interested in her?! Argh!
Also this scene is quite wonderful: you have two people who had a crush on each other last time they met, but who have been unable to see each other since, and the current events are hardly allowing them to get to know each other better—and they kinda find themselves in the same situation they were last time, and you see how they reconnect and it’s just perfect. Perfectly untimely and a little bit tragic, too.
You see; this, this right here, is why I like them together. Jane is utterly fascinated by this child’s toy and Thor thinks that’s amazing. How someone could find wonder in something that he probably takes for granted. This relationship doesn’t get nearly enough love in this fandom, because people are to busy hating on the female character that the main character loves. And I really don’t understand that. I think that, originally, Jane was sort of meant to be the audience substitute. The person who asks all the questions that the audience might have about the world that Thor inhabits. But the cool part about Jane is that she’s more than that. She’s the kind of scientist who finds the universe an endlessly fascinating place, and all the things that she’s encountered through her relationship with Thor has opened her up to possibilities that no one on Earth has ever even dreamed of.
TL;DR: Jane is one awesome Science Lady and she deserves more respect for that.
Not only is Jane the audience’s substitute, but she is the audience’s clever and curious substitute, something practically unheard of in a fantasy or sci-fi blockbuster; usually the role of the audience’s viewpoint is filled in by a male character who ends up being the saviour of the indigenous species, thanks to all his Earthly knowledge.
Jane is both characteristically human and extraordinarily curious, filled with joy at the prospect of learning something new. She doesn’t dread the unknown, she sees an opportunity to learn more about the world. This is so very precious, so damn positive. And the best thing is that it still feels completely effortless. People who claim she doesn’t have a personality clearly haven’t seen the same movies I have.
Perhaps not so strangely, Thor and Jane’s relationship when it comes to science reminds me of the best hours of Doctor Who, where an old and learned character from a terribly advanced civilisation took an evident pleasure in getting to see the universe anew through the virgin eyes of curious and eager companions.
Thor himself is a formidable and deep character, because he obviously loves to learn as well. He adapts incredibly quickly, and he’s all ready to transform a prejudice into a life lesson. You can visibly see that what attracts him in Jane is her strength, her strengths, and certainly not the prospect of hovering over a frail and tiny human. When he looks at her, he doesn’t see tiny, he doesn’t see petty and ignorant; on the contrary, he sees greatness in mind and in potential.
This is such an unusual way of portraying romantic relationships, you have no idea. It makes me so angry to see people in the fandom retort that Jane is no role model for them because she’s too good, or because she’s not Asgardian, or because she’s not Loki. She is both exceptional and so laughably, so warmly human—typically human, but without the mandatory arrogance that clings to male characters in similar situations.
#Foster’s Fellows indeed.
Jaaaaaaaane. I really want Jane to gain huge longevity and become the pseudo-Norse Goddess of SCIENCE!! because can you imagine her with ten thousand years to explore the cosmos? She would still be this excited about everything at the end of it. She would still be delighting at watching the birth of a star or the a new kind of matter or learning new things about Infinity Stones, finding out how her daughter’s new toy works. Because Jane loves the universe.
"To all the women who silently made history"
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