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Character Analysis » Eurus Holmes » Today 7:54 am

belis
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It is an interesting debate if psychopathy and other personality disorders are a mental illness or a character flaw. Law of different countries has a varied take on if personality disorder can be a defence in a way other mental illness is.

I think people find it easier to accept that someone did not know what they were doing because they were psychotic for example and lost touch with reality influenced by hallucinations and delusional beliefs. On the other hand, a psychopath knows exactly what they are doing and that it is considered to be wrong. They are incapable of empathy and the only consideration for them is if they are going to be caught. There is no capacity for remorse. You can argue that it is not their fault to have a brain wired in that particular way but on the other, they can make choices and it is their choice to do bad things for personal gains. 
 

Character Analysis » Eurus Holmes » Today 7:25 am

besleybean
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Yes and is that supposed to be her fault?
Certainly society needed protecting from her, she also needed protecting from herself, but she needed help. She was sick, not bad.

Fan Art » Your Favourite Fan Mockups/Photoshops » Today 1:48 am

Yitzock
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That's funny! How do people come up with these things?

Character Analysis » Eurus Holmes » Yesterday 11:51 pm

kgreen20
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besleybean wrote:

Apart for  the fact that was a very damaged little girl, who was abandoned by the state.

A very damaged and extremely dangerous little girl, who could literally brainwash everyone into doing whatever she wanted.  A true psychopath who was fully capable of murder even as a little girl, and who was quite capable of brainwashing others into doing the same, simply by talking to them.

Unfortunately, in Eurus's case, there were no good solutions.
 

Fan Art » Your Favourite Fan Mockups/Photoshops » Yesterday 11:39 pm

nakahara
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Darling, I shrunk the violin....

http://78.media.tumblr.com/d8461a44609fffbfab5c6b487913fe79/tumblr_ox2sgeFyHD1uwcgw9o1_500.jpg

General Sherlock Discussion » The comprehensive Johnlock guide (Johnlockers only) » Yesterday 11:26 pm

nakahara
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This surely must be a deleted scene of Sherlock - John enjoying his beautiful view.... http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.png


http://78.media.tumblr.com/1967929390af950955e24018a872f520/tumblr_ozc2d3pN9E1sqvx58o1_500.jpg

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General Benedict Appreciation » Favourite Sherlock/Benedict pictures » Yesterday 8:04 pm

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Yitzock wrote:

The colour saturation make his lips look so pink!

Yummmmmmmmmmm

Martin Freeman » Black Panther » Yesterday 8:01 pm

tonnaree
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besleybean wrote:

And he's now available..ah, but you're not.  Shucks! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

I would always be "available" for Martin.
He's on my Free Pass list.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

 

Character Analysis » Eurus Holmes » Yesterday 7:15 pm

belis
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Kittyhawk wrote:

What's the procedure for having a person/child committed? There must be some safeguards to prevent people from getting rid of somebody... What bothers me is that Eurus is just "disappeared" after she burns down her first facility (IF Mycroft tells the truth here) - her parents think she's dead - Uncle Rudy and later Mycroft take over responsibility (neither would be next of kin, would they?). Sounds at the very minimum like abuse of the system to me... And Sherrinford is not a hospital, the Governor claims. So for me Eurus is unlawfully locked up, doesn't matter whether the Mental Health Act or criminal law is supposed to apply.
 

Mycroft is the government so the way I see it he would have little difficulties to circumvent the process. It would make sense for him to make Eurus disappear after a fire. It is easy to explain lack of the body in those circumstances and tell everyone that she was burnt to a crisp in her room.

The procedure for sectioning someone is quite straightforward with 2 psychiatrists and a social worker agreeing that they have a mental disorder of a nature and/or degree that warrants compulsory treatment. and completing relevant paperwork. There are safeguards in place in terms of the right to appeal and regular reviews by the tribunal of patients on long-term sections.

Procedures for forensic sections (that can be applied by the court for those over the age of 10) are a bit different. For example, section 37/41 does not give you any rights for appeal and the only person who can grant patient leave or discharge the patient is the secretary of state. Even the psychiatrist in charge of their treatment can't discharge them without a secretary of state say so. It is not common for children to end up on 37/41 but it happens, usually in relation to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.  


 

Martin Freeman » Black Panther » Yesterday 7:01 pm

besleybean
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Isn't it just?!

Character Analysis » Eurus Holmes » Yesterday 6:58 pm

besleybean
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Apart for the fact that was a very damaged little girl, who was abandoned by the state.

Martin Freeman » Black Panther » Yesterday 6:51 pm

Liberty
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Nice picture http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/love.png

 

The Final Problem » The Final Problem: First impressions » Yesterday 6:43 pm

besleybean
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I think there is a bit of hostility towards some sections of the Press.

Fan Art » Your Favourite Fan Mockups/Photoshops » Yesterday 5:17 pm

Yitzock
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Hahaha! I only saw the original version of that gif a couple days ago, actually. I like this version.

General Benedict Appreciation » Favourite Sherlock/Benedict pictures » Yesterday 5:15 pm

Yitzock
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The colour saturation make his lips look so pink!

Martin Freeman » Black Panther » Yesterday 4:49 pm

nakahara
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Some promo pics emerged:

http://78.media.tumblr.com/b3cfa9c5a8190d4415ec98ba1a93ed66/tumblr_oz5yj2zpvU1tr4h9po1_500.jpg

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