noordinarygirl2:

majorcrimestvdotnet:

MCTV Exclusive: Advance stills (and the cutest behind-the-scenes cast shot ever) from Major Crimes 308 “Cutting Loose”.

Please credit MCTV if sharing.

I called it! I knew the celebration had to be Rusty’s graduation party!

Sweet pics!

ms-flynn:

Is that some kind of clue?

Definitely a clue. The majority of the fans spoke and I think Duff listened :)

ms-flynn:

Is that some kind of clue?

Definitely a clue. The majority of the fans spoke and I think Duff listened :)

maryfrakkingmcdonnell:

Not the End - Laura Roslin

In fandom world, nothing says “Your friendship means a lot to me and I’m really glad I know you,” quite like making someone cry.  So Possum, this is for you!  May your birthday be filled with love, joy, and just a little LRFE. 

A huge thanks to neverlendbooks, cosmic-llin, presidentroslin, dontmesswiththeraydor, and noordledoordle (and her excellent eye for detail), all who helped me beta a video for my beta!

Fabulous job!!!

fatima-xo:

"This is what B camera is all about. Protecting Captain Raydor and breaking hearts."
From Randy Shanofsky’s instagram.

Bwhahaha…it’s like they are her minions…LOVE IT ♥

fatima-xo:

"This is what B camera is all about. Protecting Captain Raydor and breaking hearts."

From Randy Shanofsky’s instagram.

Bwhahaha…it’s like they are her minions…LOVE IT ♥

Can anyone help me out with a BSG question?

I’m working on my next video, and even though I’ve rewatched BSG four times in the last two years, I don’t remember where all the scenes I need are located. I’m looking for the seasons/episodes (name or # works) of anytime that y’all can remember Laura doing any of this:

holding a gun, firing a gun, cussing, threatening anyone, becoming angry or yelling at anyone, airlocking someone, and any moments of action (running away from gunfire, fighting, etc). Essentially, anytime she is being a BAMF will work :) Thank you so much to anyone that can help me ♥

Update - THANK YOU!!! Awww all of you rock and helped me so much!!!

supertrout95:

seeing your NOTP (that you hate) on your dash, but understanding that it’s their opinion and ur not a hater

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^^^^^^^^ seriously all of this right here.

So they win this week, and looks like they were #1 last week for time-delayed ratings. That is the first time they have won so far this season, so BOOM baby! I have a feeling this week’s episode will win as well when the timed-delayed come in :)

olafurneal:

anairofmelancholyanddepth:

olafurneal:

anairofmelancholyanddepth:

olafurneal:

anairofmelancholyanddepth:

Actually you are just a little off. There is a real Major Crimes Unit in the LAPD. I have attached photos for you to look at from the LAPD website.

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In the first pic, you can see the Chief of Staff is at the top, and then the Professional Standards Bureau and so on until you reach the CTSOB,…

It helps a lot and it looks like I was looking in the wrong place or had old information. Within the fictional LAPD though it has been set up that there is a promotions freeze, which as of season 1 of MC we were told it was complete crap because Taylor got promoted. In TC Sharon was told that she would be promoted to Commander so I am going to assume that within the fictional LAPD there is a spot open or they wouldn’t have offered it.

Now I guess we just have to fill in the holes with rl LAPD policy and the little evidence we have with what’s going on with the fictional LAPD. I started out my essay to try and make sense of why McGinnis was a commander and Sharon was not. It seemed to make sense that they were in two different bureau’s with similar common command structures but different personnel needs. Also I just checked and the chart I pulled from is from 2003 so it is old news so that probably explains why I couldn’t find Major Crimes, lol.

In the CTSOB, there could have been an opening for Commander during The Closer, because Pope was moving up and Taylor was taking his place. However, from what I understand, it was after his promotion that the whole police department put a hold on anyone going higher (and most freezes on advancements don’t include Commanders and Chiefs because they are needed to fill spots in each department, but Captains and Detectives and the like are easy to fill, because there are so many of them).

So, in Major Crimes, there is now one chief and one captain, but no commander. That is okay as long as there is a chief or someone in high command, so the unit can run. In SOB, McGinnis could have already been a commander before the hold. Now I understand it seems strange, but we have to remember that for many years Sharon was in IA, and there really isn’t any Commanders in IA. Captain is about as far as it goes for them (reason being the Commanders and Chiefs are needed in the other sections). For instance, right now, the man in charge of FID (the subsection of Internal Affairs that Sharon worked in I believe) is Captain Robert Lopez. In fact, every person in charge of the different sections of Internal Affairs in the LAPD are Captains, but no commanders or chiefs. This is the whole reason Sharon would have wanted to get into Major Crimes, so that she could move up into Commander status. McGinnis has been in SOB, so her move up wasn’t stymied by being in IA. Hence, why she would make Commander first.  

It really sucks. I know. But Duff is being very realistic with how the show is progressing. Much of what is happening pertaining to the actual workings of the LAPD is true to how the actual LAPD works. I mean, of course we hate it because we want our girl to move up the ranks, but in real life it just doesn’t happen like that :( Sorry!

Okay so I understand why McGinnis was promoted first and why Sharon would want to move to Major Crimes to move up in rank but if what you say about freezes does not apply to the ranks of commander and deputy chief then Sharon should still be a chief. At least in the world of the show because the only reason we’ve been given was in season 1 when Taylor said to her they weren’t promoting because of the freeze and she should just accept being head of Major Crimes and suck it up. It’s still super crappy and not because of the reasons you gave which all make sense and would explain it but they didn’t use those explanations in the show. 

Actually, Sharon wouldn’t move up because she is a Captain. See, if a freeze occurs, then no one moves up, unless one is already a Commander or Chief. Technically, Sharon wasn’t a Commander yet, which sucks! While the freeze is going on, those positions are the only ones that can change. Since Taylor moved up to Chief, Major Crimes has it’s leader; therefore, the LAPD wouldn’t make Sharon Commander for they would see it as a waste of money. When one gets up to the ranks of Commander or Chief, usually one only moves up when people die or retire. Many never make it past Captain! I hate to say it, but if you look at the LAPD…I don’t think I saw even one female Chief or Commander. I could be wrong because I browsed it quite fast, but they all looked like men to me. Isn’t that sad???

Oh okay. It still sucks though, maybe Duff will dance around it or maybe the freeze will be over soon. We can all hope right.

I agree dear! It does suck a little…(hehe, did you get that line? I totally stole it from Sharon :p). I believe the real LAPD was or still is in a holding pattern, due to the major crisis that happened in 2009 in the U.S. with the economy. We really aren’t out of it yet, so my guess is when that lifts, Sharon will get her Commander status :) Gosh I hope it is soon!!!

luciawestwick:

The Imitation Game. (x)

Wannnnnna seeeee thisss!!!

imallovertheplace:

*spits out drink*


Dear God man WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US???

imallovertheplace:

*spits out drink*

Dear God man WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US???

olafurneal:

anairofmelancholyanddepth:

olafurneal:

anairofmelancholyanddepth:

Actually you are just a little off. There is a real Major Crimes Unit in the LAPD. I have attached photos for you to look at from the LAPD website.

image

In the first pic, you can see the Chief of Staff is at the top, and then the Professional Standards Bureau and so on until you reach the CTSOB,…

It helps a lot and it looks like I was looking in the wrong place or had old information. Within the fictional LAPD though it has been set up that there is a promotions freeze, which as of season 1 of MC we were told it was complete crap because Taylor got promoted. In TC Sharon was told that she would be promoted to Commander so I am going to assume that within the fictional LAPD there is a spot open or they wouldn’t have offered it.

Now I guess we just have to fill in the holes with rl LAPD policy and the little evidence we have with what’s going on with the fictional LAPD. I started out my essay to try and make sense of why McGinnis was a commander and Sharon was not. It seemed to make sense that they were in two different bureau’s with similar common command structures but different personnel needs. Also I just checked and the chart I pulled from is from 2003 so it is old news so that probably explains why I couldn’t find Major Crimes, lol.

In the CTSOB, there could have been an opening for Commander during The Closer, because Pope was moving up and Taylor was taking his place. However, from what I understand, it was after his promotion that the whole police department put a hold on anyone going higher (and most freezes on advancements don’t include Commanders and Chiefs because they are needed to fill spots in each department, but Captains and Detectives and the like are easy to fill, because there are so many of them).

So, in Major Crimes, there is now one chief and one captain, but no commander. That is okay as long as there is a chief or someone in high command, so the unit can run. In SOB, McGinnis could have already been a commander before the hold. Now I understand it seems strange, but we have to remember that for many years Sharon was in IA, and there really isn’t any Commanders in IA. Captain is about as far as it goes for them (reason being the Commanders and Chiefs are needed in the other sections). For instance, right now, the man in charge of FID (the subsection of Internal Affairs that Sharon worked in I believe) is Captain Robert Lopez. In fact, every person in charge of the different sections of Internal Affairs in the LAPD are Captains, but no commanders or chiefs. This is the whole reason Sharon would have wanted to get into Major Crimes, so that she could move up into Commander status. McGinnis has been in SOB, so her move up wasn’t stymied by being in IA. Hence, why she would make Commander first.  

It really sucks. I know. But Duff is being very realistic with how the show is progressing. Much of what is happening pertaining to the actual workings of the LAPD is true to how the actual LAPD works. I mean, of course we hate it because we want our girl to move up the ranks, but in real life it just doesn’t happen like that :( Sorry!

Okay so I understand why McGinnis was promoted first and why Sharon would want to move to Major Crimes to move up in rank but if what you say about freezes does not apply to the ranks of commander and deputy chief then Sharon should still be a chief. At least in the world of the show because the only reason we’ve been given was in season 1 when Taylor said to her they weren’t promoting because of the freeze and she should just accept being head of Major Crimes and suck it up. It’s still super crappy and not because of the reasons you gave which all make sense and would explain it but they didn’t use those explanations in the show. 

Actually, Sharon wouldn’t move up because she is a Captain. See, if a freeze occurs, then no one moves up, unless one is already a Commander or Chief. Technically, Sharon wasn’t a Commander yet, which sucks! While the freeze is going on, those positions are the only ones that can change. Since Taylor moved up to Chief, Major Crimes has it’s leader; therefore, the LAPD wouldn’t make Sharon Commander for they would see it as a waste of money. When one gets up to the ranks of Commander or Chief, usually one only moves up when people die or retire. Many never make it past Captain! I hate to say it, but if you look at the LAPD…I don’t think I saw even one female Chief or Commander. I could be wrong because I browsed it quite fast, but they all looked like men to me. Isn’t that sad???

anairofmelancholyanddepth:

Actually you are just a little off. There is a real Major Crimes Unit in the LAPD. I have attached photos for you to look at from the LAPD website.

image

In the first pic, you can see the Chief of Staff is at the top, and then the Professional Standards Bureau and…

C - One minor correction - Pope was leaving his position as Assistant Chief to become the Chief of Police. Deputy Chief was actually Brenda’s rank in The Closer and would be a demotion for him (although not as much of one as running Traffic, which was what Chief Delk had in mind for him). 

Ah thank you mhopeg! Thank you for fixing that. I saw the mistake just a few minutes ago and thought I should clarify that, but you did it for me :)

olafurneal:

anairofmelancholyanddepth:

Actually you are just a little off. There is a real Major Crimes Unit in the LAPD. I have attached photos for you to look at from the LAPD website.

image

In the first pic, you can see the Chief of Staff is at the top, and then the Professional Standards Bureau and so on until you reach the CTSOB,…

It helps a lot and it looks like I was looking in the wrong place or had old information. Within the fictional LAPD though it has been set up that there is a promotions freeze, which as of season 1 of MC we were told it was complete crap because Taylor got promoted. In TC Sharon was told that she would be promoted to Commander so I am going to assume that within the fictional LAPD there is a spot open or they wouldn’t have offered it.

Now I guess we just have to fill in the holes with rl LAPD policy and the little evidence we have with what’s going on with the fictional LAPD. I started out my essay to try and make sense of why McGinnis was a commander and Sharon was not. It seemed to make sense that they were in two different bureau’s with similar common command structures but different personnel needs. Also I just checked and the chart I pulled from is from 2003 so it is old news so that probably explains why I couldn’t find Major Crimes, lol.

In the CTSOB, there could have been an opening for Commander during The Closer, because Pope was moving up and Taylor was taking his place. However, from what I understand, it was after his promotion that the whole police department put a hold on anyone going higher (and most freezes on advancements don’t include Commanders and Chiefs because they are needed to fill spots in each department, but Captains and Detectives and the like are easy to fill, because there are so many of them).

So, in Major Crimes, there is now one chief and one captain, but no commander. That is okay as long as there is a chief or someone in high command, so the unit can run. In SOB, McGinnis could have already been a commander before the hold. Now I understand it seems strange, but we have to remember that for many years Sharon was in IA, and there really isn’t any Commanders in IA. Captain is about as far as it goes for them (reason being the Commanders and Chiefs are needed in the other sections). For instance, right now, the man in charge of FID (the subsection of Internal Affairs that Sharon worked in I believe) is Captain Robert Lopez. In fact, every person in charge of the different sections of Internal Affairs in the LAPD are Captains, but no commanders or chiefs. This is the whole reason Sharon would have wanted to get into Major Crimes, so that she could move up into Commander status. McGinnis has been in SOB, so her move up wasn’t stymied by being in IA. Hence, why she would make Commander first.  

It really sucks. I know. But Duff is being very realistic with how the show is progressing. Much of what is happening pertaining to the actual workings of the LAPD is true to how the actual LAPD works. I mean, of course we hate it because we want our girl to move up the ranks, but in real life it just doesn’t happen like that :( Sorry!

For Olafurneal - About the LAPD

Actually you are just a little off. There is a real Major Crimes Unit in the LAPD. I have attached photos for you to look at from the LAPD website.

In the first pic, you can see the Chief of Staff is at the top, and then the Professional Standards Bureau and so on until you reach the CTSOB, or the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau. In that section is where the Major Crimes Division sits, along with Emergency Services Division. This is why Major Crimes is called in not only for high profile murders, but terrorism threats, serial killers, and kidnappings.

Now in the second picture, you see that the Commanding Officer of the CTSOB is Deputy Chief Michael Downing. He reports directly to Assistant Chief Michel R. Moore from the Office of Special Operations. Now when I perused the command Staff of the LAPD, there are SEVERAL Captains, some Commanders, and about a dozen Chiefs (Deputy or Assistant). Here is the link to the command structure - http://www.lapdonline.org/lapd_command_staff

You will notice in that link that SEVERAL of the Captains are women who are quite young. Some look in their 30s even. So that whole “went up the ladder fast to make Captain” doesn’t seem so rare. However, it does look rare for a woman to be a Commander or higher.

Now, in the third picture, you will see the Major Crimes Division. Captain Steven Sambar is the Commanding Officer of this division. So, if you were to fit this to the show, Captain Sambar is Captain Raydor, Assistant Chief Moore is Assistant Chief Taylor, and Deputy Chief Downing is Deputy Chief Pope (remember that he was going to that position at the end of The Closer? That is why Taylor was made Assistant Chief in the first place - to take his place. When Pope was Assistant Chief, we saw him all the time, but the Deputy Chief is hardly seen as he is in charge of the Office of all Special Operations. It is a huge section.

So, you see, Sharon could be made Commander. However, there looks to be only one in each division, and because Major Crimes is only one part of a bigger division, that spot might be filled right now. As I said, there are a whole lot of Captains, but after that, it is about a dozen Commanders and Chiefs, and there are about a dozen different sections in the LAPD. Sometimes, the only way to go up is if someone dies or retires. I hate to put it that way because it sounds so morbid, but it is actually the truth, because you can’t have more than one Commander or Chief in one section.

(Oh and all the information I got was from the LAPD website and my brother, who actually is a cop :p). Hope this helps ♥

My Gifs from S03E07

Yes I know my hair is full of MAGIC UNICORN MIKE…the most adorable smile ever thrown at Provenza…look at his face…geeez don’t even hide it man! Look at that little pat on Andy’s chest…ohh and Mike gets one on the shoulder! Aww the cutest look ever! She’s his momma now in ALL WAYS. Yay!

Side note - Totally not a lot of moments to GIF Sharon tonight. Bummer…