You don't look deranged to me.

I'm just a dude that talks about Castle a lot.

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howthisworks-caskett:

grizzlykurtz:

witchesbitchesandbritches:

lifeundefeated:

Yea it’s clearly our “generation that’s making homosexuality a trend.” Seriously, pisses me off when people say that. look at this! It’s always been around, it’s not a trend, it’s real. It’s beautiful.

These are really beautiful images.

History Lesson: In America from about 1700-1920 there was a social rule that said that women did not have a sex drive. According to men, all women ever were asexual and only ever had sex because their husbands wanted it and as a good doting wife they would open up for him. That said, lesbians flourished in this time! Because it was believed that women did not have sex, when two women would share a house and finances together (called a Boston Marriage, look it up!) nobody thought anything of it. Because clearly they werent homosexuals since clearly women were incapable of being independently sexual. The more you know!

Brief article about Boston marriage here.

And a very interesting article about the actual sex lives of middle class Victorian women, taken from the first survey done of women’s sexual attitudes (from 1892 to 1920).  The language is very old-fashioned, but the responses are probably not overly different from what you’d get if you repeated the study on a similar demographic today.  Most women enjoyed regular sex, had orgasms, a few felt guilty for being too sexual. Very different from the established perception of the time. (The originals would make a fascinating book, imo.  I’m thinking up all kinds of weird questions now.)

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castleramblings:

30 Days of Castle. Day Twenty-Six: Dream Crossover - ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’

When two heinous murders with identical MOs are discovered, one falling under the jurisdiction of the NYPD’s 12th Precinct and other it’s 99th, old Academy friends Captains Holt and Gates assign their best detectives to the case. Soon Castle is swapping stories with Peralta about growing up without a father and teaching him how to woo his partner (it involves making coffee runs and helping her relax) while Beckett and Santiago bond over the twin difficulties of being female detectives in the force and working with attractive, intelligent jerks who might not be the man-children they appear at first glance (Amy tears up a little at seeing her ring). Basically hilarity and, eventually, romance ensues.

Just seeing Beckett’s and Castle’s initial reactions to Peralta would be reason enough to watch this!

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why-am-i-narrating:

They look like they’ve just sat their kid down and are about to tell them their punishment for something.

They’re not angry. Just very, very disappointed.

Funny how this line gets used so much… I dunno about you guys, but my mom was always actually angry! haha

castleramblings:

why-am-i-narrating:

They look like they’ve just sat their kid down and are about to tell them their punishment for something.

They’re not angry. Just very, very disappointed.

Funny how this line gets used so much… I dunno about you guys, but my mom was always actually angry! haha

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castleramblings:

Martha’s rival versus Castle’s rival.

I really love this for some reason.

yesss.  That arc is heartbreaking.  And wonderful because we now have the satisfaction of seeing that third gif on the right.

HE FUCKING GAVE PERMISSION TO DEMMING. DEMMING DIDN’T SNAKE ANYTHING. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. ughhhhhhh. castle baybee. martha baybee. you’re missing out sierra. (via weforgotthepresident)

Well, I think in the analogy that the writers set up, Castle/Martha were both auditioning for their “parts” and lost out. Martha goes on to explain that while she initially thought the “part” had been snaked out from under her, she realised eventually it hadn’t and Madge had been great in that role, but the play had been a trainwreck. Castle in this episode/arc undergoes the same realisation. In fact this is an episode of growth for him in those terms. And the same outcome holds- Demming would no doubt be a great boyfriend, but any relationship he had with Beckett would crash and burn.

I thought it was pretty classic use of subtext and symbolism.

This is an interesting line of thought, one that I’d never fully considered before. If Beckett and Demming HAD stayed together, it totally would have been doomed because of Beckett’s “wall.” But I wonder what the effect would have been on Beckett if she’d gone through with the relationship and had it fail because of her inability to open up. I could see her retreating more into herself because of that.

Though I guess we do see that scenario play out in S3 with Josh.