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30 day anime challenge: [day four]

Favourite male character → Yuzuru Otonashi (Angel Beats)

“Our lives were real! Not a single moment of them were fake! Everyone lived the best they could! We carved those memories into ourselves! Memories of living as hard as we could! No matter what kind they were, they’re the life we led! Erasing them in the blink of an eye like that… Wasn’t your life also real to you?!”  

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Yoque, Abeats & Dj Sobe - “Libre”

Tag game: Characters who share the same personality type as you.

Tagged by: permafall and ryouhei

Tagging: abeat, tsunderehatter, mythramystral, rlervine, blackhelm, allienerozen, joshuaorrizonte, silverheartcat, vtoroifront (you guys don’t have to do it if you don’t want to though)

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/JustForFun/ExamplesOfMyersBriggsPersonalitiesInStories) and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag friends and let them know you tagged them!

If you don’t know what your type is, check here.

My type: INFP

INFPs are absolute idealists: they have values inside them which they really want to live by. This makes them good at encouraging other people’s growth, but can cause them to be too hard on themselves. They can be shy and reserved, but they’re incredibly passionate and intelligent individuals with an innate need to change the world.

… that sounds about right.

I also noticed that a majority of characters listed here are usually passive in situations or aren’t taken all that seriously until pushed into a corner. Then they’ll have a big damn hero moment.

I don’t know if I ever had any big damn hero moments, but I do fight back when I’m pushed too far in a corner, eh heh…

 

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SEX AND ANTI-SEX

AARON SCHUSTER

The Revolution demands concentration. It cannottolerate orgiastic conditions.

 —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, reported in Clara Zetkin,

Reminiscences of Lenin

 (1924)

ASCETICISMS

“Sexuality in itself I find repulsive. I would gladly do with-out it. I only wish all mankind had reached that point. Iam sick and tired of being a slave to these filthy urges.”

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 This is how Antonin Artaud opened the sixth session ofthe surrealists’ “Investigations on Sexuality,” a series ofroundtable discussions held in 1928 and again between1930 and 1932 that read like a cross between the KinseyReport, male clubhouse banter, and a Monty Pythonsketch. Artaud’s brief contribution—he attended only halfof one session—is striking in its contrariness. Turning toBenjamin Péret, he asks, “How far is your mind tainted bysex?” and then goes on to lecture André Breton about theneed to distinguish sexual lust from amorous sentiment.When questioned about how long he can go withoutmaking love, the dramatist of cruelty doesn’t miss abeat: “Years.” Later confronted with the favorite sur-realist theme of

the

 Woman—he is asked by RaymondQueneau whether he thinks that there is one womanwho is his destiny—Artaud counters with dry, de-subli-mating humor: “Yes,” he replies, but quickly adds that heshall probably never meet this woman, at least not in thislife, and that he also has a very low opinion of her. Artaud’s contempt for sexuality may seem extremeand anomalous, but it is in fact rooted in a venerablespeculative tradition. In the opening pages of Plato’s

Republic

, we read the following conversation: “I wasonce present when someone asked the poet Sophocles:‘How are you as far as sex goes, Sophocles? Can youstill make love with a woman?’ ‘Quiet, man,’ the poetreplied, ‘I am very glad to have escaped from all that, likea slave who has escaped from a savage and tyrannicalmaster.’”

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 Sophocles, who knows something about thetroubles caused by sex, is invoked as a moral authorityand advocate of negative sexual freedom. In order tobe a true master, one must be rid of the “mad master.”

Jane Fonda finds herself in Dr. Durand Durand’s Excessive Machine. Still from Roger Vadim,

Barbarella

, 1968

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