i didn’t do anything to celebrate hitting 1k followers, and now i’m like 20 away from 1.4k so am killing a couple of birds with one post stone.
i want to thank all my mutuals, the ones who have been sticking with me from the beginning and the new ones who have been following me for a week or a day. i love all of you immensely, and you guys make my tumblr experience amazing 💖
i’m too lazy to make a proper network, so how about a squad? a squad of all my favorite people on here!
you don’t need to send me anything
just start tracking the tag #giuliasquad
use it as you would any other network tag (in your edits, selfies etc)
Ranch owner Harry Styles, mid cattle drive in the spring of 1968. Styles is eyeing some ominous clouds on the horizon. It’s almost tornado season.
And then we COULD NOT stop thinking about Cowboy/Rancher Harry and were texting about it constantly, like how he’d treat his cows and employees and stuff. And how he’d fall for louis, obvs ahahah.
I really think that picture of Harry is truly remarkable. I mean, even with the hair and the hint of tattoo, it feels like he could be surveying his ranchland at any point over the past 120 years…
Okay, and then like, personally for me, when i was writing the bar scene, i was just mostly thinking about classic, fancy-man harry outfits. I had gotten obsessed with the idea of harry as a louche vampire dandy before we started writing WAU, and like mentioned in the other ask, this was the initial photograph that inspired that:
but also things like this:
ahahah i always love a moody, grumpy Styles.
A lot of Harry’s current stage outfits would still qualify, since he tends to like a somewhat muted Liberace, resurrected. It’s delightful thinking about him as a fop or a popinjay, if someone wrote regency larry i would be pretty fucking happy.
That’s pretty much all I got! I mean, after the fact, pictures of him in blue jeans and a white shirt usually fit my mental image of everyday ranch harry. i think also lexy might have done a post like this back in the day, so if you look through her wau tag… lmao which i am too lazy to do at the moment for you.
For better INFPs : to cope with Inferior Te and upgrade yourself
I see people being annoyed by unhealthy INFPs, including me. That’s basically because they’re undeveloped. So I want to share some tips(?) to cope with Te. This is also a kind of self reminder, so I am part of it :p. I am still too lazy to fix my grammar errors and since this is not a thesis, I’ll let it go.
#1 First of all, accept totally that you’re an INFP. Don’t try to be other type. Let the people who label INFP as wimpy and ineffective without getting to know YOU first forever roam in a shallow stereotype perspective. Like, do we even wear an MBTI tag when we go outside? MBTI is a base, not box. Don’t mix an INFP who has evolved into a Gyarados with Magikarp INFPs (Actually, I realized some INFPs wanna be INFJ for the sake of being ‘unique’. Please don’t. Special MBTI type doesn’t mean you are special. We’re not an elementary student)
#2. Accept the role of INFP, that admittedly isn’t quite everybody’s delight. You know, the real world works like a machine system. We’re the low harmonies in an orchestra that people mostly don’t pay attention to, we’re the complementary colors of a painting, which of course people would be more attracted to the main RGB. Don’t bite for what you can’t chew. Be vibrant even though you’re just a complementary colors, some people will appreciate them, really. Of course, not many. But it’s just that way. There are people who feel like a balance is off without this complementary colors. There are people who needs this complementary colors.
#3. Stop blaming yourseeeeelf, everybody make mistakes too. And basically when you see it as the third person, probably the ONLY person who still feel guilty like you have made such big sin ever is ….you. Make a list (hey, don’t be lazy now!) and write down this mistakes that made you feel guilty. Write the opposite actions, and then DO IT. For example if you feel guilty for breaking your mom’s jar, you write down that “I’ll help mom fixing some…”. The only mistake that is remain “alive” would be only when you aren’t doing what you’ve written. So, do it. And then after you’ve done, crosscheck it. You’d feel at least a bit better.
#4. Stop blaming the woooooorld, well the world consist of cold and asshole evils but that’s just how it works. Anyway, why don’t do something for the victims? You can write an inspiring book, or (like I usually do), write a (banter) book that give people idea about what’s happening and what is better to do. Focus on the people who are victim of this ‘evil world’ so that the world will see. There are still good in humanity, so I believe even in a small amount, there will be people who pick up this idea and willing to help. A good example is Liar Game manga…. or BTOOOM! (I am a manga sucker sorry. But you might find a good movie or novel too).
#5. Read beyond the words. Don’t quickly filter everything to your Fi. Don’t trust your Fi easily. “To doubt people is part of understanding them. Being indifference is the actual evil” This applies to everything our Fi has chosen. Suspect your idealism and compare it with the valid data about what is occuring in the world before you whine like a Social Justice Warrior. When you feel it dissonances, don’t be such a stubborn kid and learn to accept it. Use your Ne to find a bridge where your idealism and the fact can “sing” in harmonies. Why do you think INFP is blessed with Ne and not Se?
#6. According to psychology theories (in pscyh101) humans has subconscious mind who only God knows how it is actually works (It is still abstract). But this mind knows yourself best. A developed Fi can ‘read’ what it might be (or maybe that’s not Fi, but well, humans can). When someone delivers a harsh criticism you’ll feel absolutely crushed. But think of it like your conscious mind accepts the harsh criticism, and your conscious mind is affected by many facades judgement of the external world that’s why it is easily hurt (because like I said, that’s how the real world works). Your internal world should know how to work yourself best. So, take it. And swallow it. And then with Ne, try to tinker better with that critics. If it’s good for you you will feel how precious it was.
#7. Don’t be denial that you’re easily hurt or easily cry. Show them that you still doing okay by expressing your emotion in a healthy way. Write, Draw, Sing, compose, dance, …. Do everything that you like.
#8. Only people who know their strength, became wise and accept their weakness. No matter what, humans can’t be perfect in every subject. We’re basically puzzles of each other, just like how the ecosystem was created. Accept your empathy as your strength and let people do pedantic work, for example. As long as you’re DOING something, you’ll eventually come to realization of what your strength and weakness is. Don’t be such misanthrope who spends time at home because you feel alienated. Even if it takes a lot of energy try to find something to do. Start with things you like or help the few people you love. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WILL ACCEPT YOU. You’re blocking yourself with perhaps laziness to move on by thinking there aren’t at all.
#9. Stop.being. effing. naive. Sorry if this is offensive but I’ve been there so I have the right to say it even in rudest way. Don’t say things like “I don’t need money as long as I can be useful for humanity. I don’t wanna be a money slave like most people in the world is.” You need money, dear mate. Ironically, to save humanity and the world first you have to STAY ALIVE, PRIOR , dear pepperhead. And tell me if we can actually stay alive without money or support needed. So before reaching to your Fi ideals tower top, build the foundation first. This never be my favorite part, yes I know. but you have to find a work that reward you a lot of money even if you don’t like the work when you have such noble goals.
#10. One game at one time. You see there a lot of things to do but we (lazy) INFPs are never good setting ourselves in a timeline. Start by making a small, spacious schedule. For example just one to do list “Everyday from 3PM to 5 PM I will do xxxxx”. For a while just stick to that-laughable-for-ENTJs schedule list. When you start to feel comfortable, add more to your schedule. Outside the schedule you can laze off, randomized, I’d recommend you to really be random and have fun. One thing to remind to yourself is to consistently follow the schedule. Once you see results of your everyday consistent work, you’ll want more.
#11. Cry whenever you want. To be honest is the best thing when you’re in progress of developing yourself to be a better person. A good cry will help you to gain positive thoughts and remind you that some humans might suffer and cry more than you. That’s why you’re in your way to upgrade yourself, to perform your noble goals.
#12. Speak up. Don’t be such a passive aggresive hedgehog (tch, I wanna use swear words here oops). What makes you look like a wimp is not because you’re easily hurt and easily cry. It’s beacuse how you put up with it. Being whiny and act like a victimized subject is what one would call a wimp. So, speak like a commander of what you like and you don’t like when it is already not tolerable for you (I know that some of us can. and prefer to tolerate something that pissed us). It’d be better if you can deliver it in a funny acceptable way. Like, “Excuse me but I dont recall I ask for such hippie table decoration, oh sorry are those your stuffs? Then put them in your desk, because I have a better idea to decorate my table, thanks”
#13. Take a good rest. You can work your Te out but you can’t never be an ENTJ/ESTJ. Don’t make the lots of work change your nature, take it easy. It’s Fi’s specialty to remains true in whenever the situation. Basically our Si and Te is to adapt, not to make us to be an ESTJ, lol. So, if you’re still not a outrageously successful logic-based peep, that’s okay. Keep track of your progress and feel good about it. Do help people when they need and do things in your pace. Embrace some guilty pleasure for your reward after your work. ( I like to be malicious sometimes)
#14. Don’t sulk. What you can’t do today, doesn’t mean you still can’t do it tomorrow. We read a book forward and not backward, yes?. If you want and willing to do, you can learn how to do it. Still, if it’s not perfect, don’t sulk. Keep doing it until you find it good enough, even though it is not as good as others, or ultimate perfect.
#15. Be moderate. The reason why people got stressed easily is because something is either too high or too low. This apply to basically everything. Like, too much money will make you feel insecure than when you have moderately higher than average, but when your financial statistic is too low you will also feel so insecure. (Yes I love talking about money, mwahahahaha. Okay, no. Jk. Money is the easiest thing to pick as an example).
#16. Stay hopeful! INFPs have their own strong principles and beliefs regarding whatever matters in their life. To dive into darkness and close yourself, giving up and being hopeless to anything isn’t healthy at all. So, whenever you failed or meet something unexpected, find a source of hope even if it sounds ridiculous for logic-based people. Don’t listen to them. Your goal is to gain back your motivation by being hopeful, not to be clingy at hope. Be hopeful, hopeful, hopeful no matter what people say, they won’t affect your result.
Remember, even only one, find someone, well, friend or parents who understand you and will support you in your change. To keep your track in progress, etc. But remember he or she is not there to dictate you. You know yourself best.
all these people in the miyagi prefecture hearing about the karasuno volleyball club going to nationals and being super duper proud
and tons of kids who like volleyball just completely in awe of daichi’s receives and tanaka’s inner spikes and asahi’s serve and tsukki’s blocks and noya’s super saves and kageyama’s toss and hinata’s jump
and suddenly everyone wants to go to karasuno just to join the volleyball club
and volleyball being the ‘in’ sport all over again
super short kids trying to jump as high as hinata can and climbing trees and going crazy on the monkey bars and having high jump competitions
and literally when anyone on the team happens to be seen in their volleyball jackets they get moBBED and they’re basically treated like heroes
and like the next year sees around 50-60 new first-years apply for volleyball club memberships
and since kageyama and nishinoya are the only players in their respective positions, they end up taking lot of first-years under their wing
new first-year liberos trying and failing to get kageyama to help them with tosses bc he’s too scary for them
but kags is a baby blueberry and he helps out the new first-years a lot and teaches them tons and tons and whenever someone calls him scary or mean all his students defend him immediately
the volleyball club having a welcome demonstration for the new members and everyone bursting into applause when hinata and kageyama do their quick strike
and people in the roads recognizing the older members of the club and stopping them to offer their congratulations
literally everyone having a crush on yachi omfg
and suga and asahi and daichi coming a lot over weekends to help out (bc ennoshita, as captain, is swamped with work, and tanaka and noya are no help)
and suga ruffling everyone’s hair after practice
everyone wanting to do their senpais proud and wanting to be the foundation for the team the way the the older members are
asahi serving as many as 200 times without a word of complaint to help everyone practice serve receives
takeda sensei literally bursting into tears when he sees everyone together because he knows how much this club has grown
a bunch of shorter kids crowding around hinata and asking him what his training regime is
kiyoko sending yachi a lot of tips over e-mail, and in person, when she can
yachi painting fly on a new banner
first-years literally glowing with pride when noya or daichi praise their receives
yamaguchi consoling a lot of kids who aren’t on the starting lineup and bringing them to shimada-san’s place and teaching them jump floaters in practice
everyone being scared to approach tsukishima for blocking practice bc he’s always really annoyed at hinata, but he’s very very good at explaining the system of blocking and everyone ends up kind of idolizing him
older members telling stories of how they made it to nationals during training camp
and everyone is completely silent as tsukki talks about the block
hinata being super jealous of the new members who are taller than him
ukai being completely at a loss every time he steps into the gym to see like 70 people just practicing volleyball and screaming “GOOD EVENING!” at him
karasuno getting a cheering squad of like a 100 people
the school expanding the gym because the volleyball gym becomes too small for all the new members to practice in
yachi hiring a new manager and being super cute and protective, the way kiyoko was with her
everyone teaching the newbies how to do a synchronized attack and running into all kinds of problems all over again
a young setter timdily approaching kageyama for help with the falling toss
hinata getting amazingly good at block-outs and midair battles and teaching anyone who asks him for help after practice, way into the night
summer training camp in tokyo is madness because it’s just a huge mishmash of new kids from all the schools and trying to figure out who’s who
all the first-years just accepting that nekoma as their biggest rival
and yachi and a bunch of other girls making a bunch of new posters for the volleyball club and them getting donations at the speed of light bc everyone in the prefecture wants to help out
basically karasuno as champions gives me life and i really really want this stuff to happen
Hey so I known you don't particularly ship bellarke, but what do you think of the bellarke/kabby parallels? I'm only asking because I'm curious to see what the other side of the fandom thinks?
I actually do ship Bellarke! Kabby is my #1 but I’ve always been invested in Clarke and Bellamy’s relationship. I have very strong opinions about Kabby/Bellarke parallels and have talked about this at LENGTH on Meta Station, where @reblogginhood, my co-host and best friend, is a ride-or-die Bellarke shipper, so most of the time I feel like I have dual citizenship through Erin (and vice versa, since the Kabby fandom loves her too). We both love both those ships, and we both love all four of those characters, just in rearranged order, and we like to yell about this a LOT.
I’ve meta’d on this before a number of different times, but I’m too lazy to go back and dig up old posts, so here goes.
First of all, if you are a Bellarke shipper (are you a Bellarke shipper? Am I reading this ask correctly? HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIIIIIIIIIIDE), the most important thing I want to say in aid of positive fandom-to-fandom relations is that the phrase “Kabby/Bellarke parallels” has begun to elicit a knee-jerk primal scream reaction among Kabby shippers over the past few months, since we regularly find the Kabby tag full of posts that either describe Kabby as the “old” version of Bellarke, or that it only exists to pave the way for Bellarke, or that the parallels that exist (and they do exist, and we’ll get to that in a second) essentially make Kane and Abby metaphors instead of people who only exist in the narrative to shed light on Bellarke instead of being their own characters with value and storylines of their own. Articles or blog posts highlighting the things that make Kabby special to Kabby shippers will get reblogged with someone saying “if you change the names, it’s about Bellarke!” or with lengthy meta about how Bellarke had that thing first or that the Kabby version of some particular moment or symbol or metaphor or visual cue or phrase only exists because it will become MORE important later, when it’s attached to Bellarke.
So I’m frustrated because I love this ask, I love getting this question, I love talking about the relationship among these four characters, but also it’s hard - as you can imagine - to feel like we’re told over and over again that the things we feel make our ship, and these two characters, really special to us, don’t really matter on their own merits.
Anyway, I’m saying that both A) so the Kabby fandom, where we are perpetually having this conversation, knows MOM’S ON IT, and B) so that you as a Bellarke shipper who seems delightful and asked a great question has some context for why sometimes other asks or posts about this - which aren’t phrased as nicely as yours was - receive a negative response or make Kabby shippers upset. I think the context is important here, because this has been a BIG thing in our world of late and we’re all a little thin-skinned about it right now.
Okay but that being said LET’S MOVE ON TO THE FUN PART AND TALK ABOUT CHARACTER PARALLELS BECAUSE I LOVE CHARACTER PARALLELS AND I THINK ABOUT THESE ONES ALL THE TIME AND I’M FULL OF OPINIONS AND YOU ASKED FOR THEM SO YOU’RE GONNA GET ‘EM
Okay so FIRST OF ALL let me just real quick BLOW YOUR MIND with my Kabby/Bellarke parallels theory, which is that the REAL parallel is Abby/Bellamy vs. Clarke/Kane and everyone else has it backwards.
I think the easy, default place most people go to when we talk about this is to contrast Kane and Bellamy - the self-doubting, tortured, wannabe martyrs who carry the weight of every sin on their shoulders well past the point of reason - with Abby and Clarke - the resourceful mother and daughter who never give up and will drag all of humanity kicking and screaming to their salvation if it’s the LAST THING THEY FUCKING DO. And I think there’s a lot of interesting character stuff to be mined there, for sure; I think Kane and Bellamy’s parallel redemption arcs are some of the best stuff they’ve done in the whole series (until 3A Bellamy regressed back to an asshole but let’s skip past that for the moment), illustrating the way that for both of them, the Culling was really a turning point where they realized that they will forever carry the burden of having been complicit in that massive loss of innocent life (Bellamy for throwing away Raven’s radio and Kane for not waiting like Abby asked him to) which could have been prevented if they had listened to the Griffins. It’s beautifully executed, even in S1 when these two characters have never interacted onscreen, and it ramps up even more in S2 where we see them meet and immediately butt heads with each other before in S3 developing a real partnership. (Which then got torn to shreds. I’m still bitter over 3A Kellamy I’M GONNA NEED A HUG IN S4 JASON DO U HEAR ME) (I mean I need Kane to hug Bellamy, not like I’m requesting a hug from Jason, TO BE CLEAR). And I think the mother/daughter parallels are drawn beautifully as well, especially in S1 where we see Abby on the Ark and Clarke on the ground filling similar roles and working towards the same goal, barreling through the opposition however they must.
BUT. If we’re talking about which characters are MOST SIMILAR, then I think you CANNOT get away from the reality that the parallels are actually gender-flipped.
Clarke has a lot of her mom in her, clearly, as well as a lot of her dad. But she’s not actually the kind of leader her mom is. She’s the kind of leader Kane is. Abby and Bellamy are the ones with the crowd charisma and the stubborn recklessness; Clarke and Kane are the cool-headed, deliberate strategic thinkers. Bellamy and Abby have quick minds and no fear and will do absolutely anything, no matter how insane, to protect the people they love. You can map, beat-for-beat, so many of the things Bellamy does for Octavia onto the things Abby does for Clarke, and vice versa. Abby sneaking the kids out the back door with guns in the middle of the night to go find Clarke? Bellamy would do that in a second. Bellamy sneaking onto the dropship to make sure Octavia doesn’t go to earth unprotected? ABBY AF. They both begin the show as people who are fiercely focused on keeping the person they love most safe, and it makes them blind to ancillary consequences. Bellamy will fight anyone. Abby will tell any lie. There is no such thing as too far, when the person you love is at stake. WE know Abby’s hope that the kids are alive is borne out by fact, but NO ONE ELSE ON THE ARK KNOWS THAT. From Kane’s point of view, she’s being as unreasonable and reckless as Clarke thinks Bellamy is when she yells at him about the radio. Or think about Abby sneaking Bellamy and Finn out the back door with guns to go hunt for Clarke, even knowing she would get in trouble for it. You know who else would do THAT EXACT SAME THING in those circumstances? BELLAMY BLAKE. I bet they cooked up that scheme together off-camera. So what I think is interesting for both of them is how their circle expands over the course of three seasons to change the way they are as leaders, and the ways in which their recklessness is tempered by their leadership partners.
I’m fascinated by the relationship between Clarke and Kane, and I hope we get more of it in S4. I heard rumblings that they go together to find Kenza, the Nightblood scout, and I’m hoping we get a lil’ dad/daughter road trip bonding, because I think they have a really strong connection and they share a similar leadership brain. Where Abby and Bellamy are quick and passionate and make snap decisions, Clarke and Kane are more calculating. They’re thinking in the big picture and the longer term. Floating 300 people to save the whole Ark, and irradiating the residents of Mt. Weather to save all the Sky People, are identical decision-making processes; not everyone can live, someone is going to have to die, so how to we map out the most effective path where the fewest of my people die as possible for maximum survival? Whereas there’s nothing Bellamy wouldn’t burn to the ground to save Octavia. Leadership isn’t PERSONAL for Clarke and Kane, not right off the bat. It’s about the numbers. It’s about as many people as possible surviving. And so sometimes you have to let the bomb fall on Tondc, because letting those people die is the only way to give your own people the chance to live, even though Abby “there has to be another way” Griffin finds that notion so appalling she can hardly even recognize her daughter in that moment. But you know who understood it immediately, and didn’t judge her? Kane. Kane and Abby’s scene underground in 2x13 is such a beautiful, crucial moment in their relationship, but it’s also the moment the show really begins to lean in on this idea that Kane can see Clarke more clearly than Abby can, because she’s Abby’s baby girl and Abby is still trying to protect her from harm - including from the harm of having to make, and then face the consequences of, terrible decisions. But Kane is the one who tells Abby not to diminish either Clarke or Lexa’s leadership skills just because they’re young. Kane is the one who calmly talks Clarke down when they’re trying to figure out who poisoned Lexa’s drink, using the same kind of coolheaded, rational language we can easily imagine Clarke using to one of the delinquents if the shoe was on the other foot. And so it makes perfect sense that it would be Clarke and Kane who make the strategic decision, together, that Skaikru joining the Grounder Alliance is the smartest long-term tactical decision - a notion we see that Abby and Bellamy don’t like, because they, emotional thinkers that they are, still haven’t forgiven Lexa or decided they can trust her again.
I’m really interested in where the lines end up getting drawn in S4, but it definitely seems to me, from the bits and pieces we’ve seen and heard, that Clarke has some kind of crazy-ass save-the-world plan that other people think is too reckless or too dangerous or will have too high a casualty rate, and that the group sort of divides itself into factions based on who is willing to get on board and who is resisting (or just giving up and waiting to die). And it does seem, from the trailer, that Kane and Abby are using the same language Clarke is using. We’ve also heard that Bellamy and Clarke are back as a power duo again, so my guess is he’ll be on the squad too. So what I’m really excited about, because we’ve never really had this before, is the four of them working together as a co-leadership team. I want to see Chancellor Kane and Ambassador Clarke negotiating with Roan and Luna. I want Abby and Bellamy working together in Arkadia to convince their people to go along with Clarke’s plan. I want Clarke and Abby to talk about Lexa and Jake, about how you go on with a hole in your heart and how to grieve and heal. I want Kane and Bellamy to talk through all the things that happened in S3, how Bellamy almost got Kane executed because he stopped trusting him, how ALIE made Kane almost murder Bellamy in cold blood, and where they go from here. I want us to see the parallel relationship dynamics - the big-hearted, loving Griffins who are used to giving and receiving affection reaching out to the isolated protector men who are still getting used to the idea that they have a place they belong and people who care about them.
TO CONCLUDE: Abby is Bellamy and Clarke is Kane and they’re a big beautiful leadership power squad family and I love them all with my whole heart THANK U AND GOODNIGHT
I’m mostly just gonna sum stuff up below: Acnologia and Gajeel look related – they could be the generic Father/Son, siblings, cousins, etc. Who really cares? It’s theory time! Let’s throw Rogue in there too since there’s also a strong resemblance in appearance with him and those two (thus ending any mention of Rogue in this whoop)
Last selfie videos of 2015… most likely (sorry I was bored)
edit: I was tagged by @kaizzzi for 6 selfie thing and I am too lazy to take new selfies so I am modifying this post…… (No i was not drunk)…
since we needed 6 so I shall add my 2 selfies from Japan. the last selfie I looked pissed because it rained all day last day of tokyo concert and my perfect curled hair turned into seaweed >.> . the other selfie was end of Tokyo day one.. I got warned for taking picture even though it was AFTER the concert.
My take on the Samsung event - wrong place, wrong time.
In all sense of that phrase.
I don’t know what happened behind closed doors since we aren’t privy to those BTS, but onscreen and in public, there is a concerted effort to go on their separate ways. This reminds me of what Kim Soo Hyun said during a fan meeting. I am just going to leave everyone with a rough recollection of this incident to mull over. I think someone asked if he is able to greet suzy comfortably and chat when he meets suzy. He says of course and the fans protested by groaning out loud. He then wittily said, “cannot?” to which the fans say cannot and he added “isn’t it more dangerous if I don’t/can’t do that?” Implying that awkwardness has dangerous undertones.
I can’t recall word for word of that incident and am too lazy to dig the video up to check but that was what it was in a gist.
Is there something causing the two of you to be awkward? Am not sure if I wanted that at all cos I really like their friendly onscreen and offscreen interactions with each other. As friends. Yes, as good friends. *repeat myself a hundred more times*
Anyway Hope Kim Soo Hyun gets well soon!! He looks horribly sick….
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