and everyone else basically

Listen I know we all love bilingual Lance and boy oh boy guess who’s here with some bilingual headcanons!!

•Lance used to speak fluent spanish as a child, but when he started going to public school, he just … Lost that ability.
•Lance can understand some words and phrases in spanish but doesn’t really know how to form sentences. (he knows all the cursewords and tries to use them as much as he can bc that’s Cool™)
•He can understand enough words to get the gist of what people are saying.
•Lance started to feel kind of detatched from his family since he couldn’t speak spanish and basically everyone else (save for the younger kids) could.
•His family doesn’t put any effort into teaching him spanish bc they want him to be more American than Hispanic (a sad truth that I unfortunately experienced)
•Lance starts to take spanish classes seriously when he gets to high school. He slowly learns how to form proper sentences, and he’s at the top of his class bc he wants to connect with his family language-wise. He tries hard, and grasps the language without any help from his fluent-spanish-speaking parents.
•One time, he had to do a project in spanish class, but he didn’t know how to form the sentence he wanted. So, he goes to his parents for help.
•Big mistake.
•His parents are from different regions of south america, so they speak different forms of spanish. Whatever he’s learning at school is. Not. The same.
•He had to go back and forth from his dad to his mom for one goddamn question like holy crow.
•"No, no! Your father is wrong! I speak PROPER spanish!“
-That was an actual quote from my mother it’s legit.
•His father ends up being right. At least in terms of School Spanish.
•Lance’s teacher ended up taking points away anyway bc she knew he wasn’t capable of speaking in such eloquent, complex spanish.
•He once went over his vocab list with his fam since he forgot his spanish dictionary at school. Another mistake. Don’t ask your different-spanish-speaking parents for translations when they’re in the same room.
•They spent more time arguing about the translation than actually translating.
•Mom: “Aficion? I’ve never heard that word in my life! It doesn’t exist!”
•"It means ceiling fan, mom.“
•M: “Oh! Then you mean ‘hincha’!”
•Dad: “Hincha?! Are you trying to teach our son slang?!”
•"Wait, that’s slang?!“
•"Well, ya-”
•D: “Aficion es the tiki tiki.”
•M: “No. La tiki tiki es la hincha!”
•They slowly seep into full spanish and Lance is watching on in amusement.
•He ends up texting his aunt about the right answer, and she tells him that it’s aficion.
•Mom loses the argument.
•He has a presentation in class for an oral test. He knows he has a great accent and great understanding of spanish, but when he goes up to speak, he can’t say anything.
•Everything comes out slow and stuttered, but he still gets an A+ bc his pronunciation is on point.
•There’s a non-hispanic/latinx kid in his class. They get straight A’s and speak faster than Lance. Lance is jealous of them. It’s not fair that a person who isn’t surrounded by latin culture can speak it so well, while he can’t.
•They’re the top 2 in the class, but Lance is always second. He’s always second in everything.
•Eventually, Lance learns enough Spanish to understand full sentences. He gets a giddiness in his chest when he can understand EXACTLY what is being said in spanish. He loves it.
•Even when his parents are scolding him in spanish, he tries his best not to smile bc he UNDERSTANDS!! •He tries to get his parents/family to communicate with him in Spanish more bc he’s so proud that he can FINALLY understand them. He feels connected to them again, and loves the feeling of embracing his heritage at last.
•Then … His family asks hin why he never talks back in spanish.
•Lance is still shy and insecure about his spanish, bc sometimes he makes mistakes. And sometimes, fluent speakers are not the nicest when it comes to that. He’s afraid they’ll make fun of him bc he’s still learning.
•He goes to a restaurant that has people who only speak spanish in it. He then has to order from the menu.
•He asks for a soda. When the waitress leaves, his entire family is beaming at him. He asks why.
•They gush about his perfect pronunciation and format. They’re proud of him. They had no idea he knew it so well.
•Lance is almost brought to tears bc his family is just as proud of him as he is - especially on something so important to him.
•He talks and laughs with his family at dinner again after that.
•When he gets in space, he tries to keep himself knowledgeable in spanish. He doesn’t want to forget again.
•He listens to old spanish radio shows and songs all of the time. He listens to sports, no matter which kind, in spanish.
•He tries to teach the other paladins Spanish. He grins when they start cussing under their breath in spanish. Sometimes, the paladins will just slip into it and they’ll forget that they’re speaking another language bc it’s so second-nature to them.
•But Lance notices, and it feels a little more like home.

Back when I read Captain Underpants in elementary/middle school I gave Mr.Krupp/Captain Underpants such a distinct voice in my mind

It’s like a nasally Arnold Schwartznagger type accent mixed with Lumpy Space Princess from adventure time? but not as low/deep maybe a few pitches higher? Idk but it’s so distinct I still remember it.

when I watched the trailer, the new voice for him definitely fits but it initially felt weird like woah, I was not expecting that

pink!Yoongi: *stares straight into my soul*

Me: ヽ(*>∇<)ノ fUCK

How was the Series of Unfortunate Events movie literally the best thing ever and the worst thing ever at the same time

Like how could they nail the casting, atmosphere, music, narration and basically everything aesthetic so perfectly while completely disregarding the actual story that they were adapting beyond the point where it can even be enjoyable

Okay, so, while i was vacuuming my entire house and cleaning, i started thinking about AUs, and started getting ideas about some good ol, classic, kinda european folklore-based fantasy AUs and oh no ive got too many ideas. Here’s some of them.

(i actually have, like, Way more ideas for Shou, touichirou, and everyone else basically, but here’s mob, ritsu, reigen, and teru for now.)

So, it starts with Mob. Instead of him being some almighty, powerful deity or Divine Being like i first thought, he’s the only human. Which still leads to the same sort of unrest within the forest he lives in, since the fae folk around him are most often terrified of humans or angry at them.

He was found as a baby, abandoned on the edge of town, and adopted into the forest by a family of centaurs (except half deer instead of half horse because why tf not)

Ritsu is a deer centaur, and Mob’s younger brother ofc. He’s kind of a jerk to the other centaurs, since they shit talk his human brother all the time. He also has a tendency to get lost in the forest and wander around a lot on his own. Plus there’s some asshole harpy thing in the trees that likes to throw pine cones at him.

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So, Caesar is interesting to me because of his rather startlingly negative character development, especially in comparison to basically everyone else on the protagonist’s side in Battle Tendency.

When we first meet him, he embodies pretty much everything you would expect of the role model rival character: the opposite of Joseph’s difficult nature, Caesar is older, better trained, more driven, a scholar and an actually successful ladies’ man. He’s depicted as passionate about his duty while also being calm in persuasion…

…and slowly, we see this image of him deconstructed over the course of the part. It turns out that any Hamon advantage he had beforehand was mitigated once we find out his and Joseph’s are actually equal, and when it comes to improvisational thinking and flexibility, he’s far too stuck in his mindset to assess when he may need to change his strategy mid-battle. He is driven, that much can’t be denied–but not healthily. Twice he is pushed forward by, and only by, a deep-seated and powerful hatred that quickly overcomes reason in heated moments.

The first, his driving force throughout childhood, was to confront and very likely even kill his own father–only for those years spent hating him to crumble once Mario was killed by the pillar men instead. He gained no closure and lost everything for no gain. The second-the push to kill the pillar men at all costs–lead him to neglect any sense of self-preservation or caution in a desperate scramble for that closure, to not only avenge his father but to give some sort of meaning back to those lost years of his life, and as an act of penance towards his family in general.

Ultimately, ever single facet of his successful facade shatters during the argument at the hotel, and when we see Caesar charge in recklessly, we’re seeing perhaps the closest to his truest inner emotions that we, the viewers, have experienced yet. We get to see him at his weakest and most vulnerable and reckless shortly before he dies.

And this is what I mean by negative character development–he dies losing. He dies of his own weakness, of not being able to rein himself in, of letting the fantasy of revenge cloud his judgments to the point where the whole thing could’ve been easily avoided were he able to think more calmly. He dies butchering his own plan mid-victory; hell, he doesn’t even die taking his opponent down–Wamuu is perfectly fine once he’s able to heal himself. Caesar dies ultimately worse off than when we first meet him, with no closure, showing himself to be very lonely, and in a broken state of mind. At the very least, he is able to snatch the ring, but that’s about it.

The reveal of Caesar’s (major) flaws goes hand-in-hand with his humanization and ultimately makes him someone the audience sympathizes with. The introduction of his hot-headed traits over the course of the part show him to not be devoid of attachment, as some of the audience and Joseph himself may initially presume, but to be consumed by his attachments–his dedication and loyalty towards family, friends, and ideals is so strong as to sometimes override common sense. It’s the reveal that he is just a human, that he isn’t less prone to mistakes and flaws in judgment than Joseph or even Lisa Lisa (whose own past failures we learn about in backstory later on) that makes the flaws of his character into strengths of storytelling.

Anyway, I’ve always been bad at conclusions and I should probably check the food on the stove.

How to Start an Online Magic Business

Many people want to start magical businesses of their own or offer their magic services for payment. This post covers some basic business skills/general things on how to start your business!

Know the prerequisites for a basic business.

Basically know that even if your business is a spiritual journey for YOU, it is still just a regular business to everyone else. Brush up on basic business skills, don’t be a jackass to your clients. Have the confidence to be able to handle criticism and negative reviews. Be able to communicate quickly and effectively. I have a more detailed post here.

Know what you want to offer for money.

Business can take the fun out of things you consider just a hobby. Are you certain that you want to provide that service professionally? Would you be okay if that service didn’t feel so fun anymore? Many people do readings for fun/the spiritual feels/pleasure….would it be okay if one day, your readings stopped feeling super spiritual or fun to do?

Know your target market and general client base.

Your target market is who you want to sell to. Your client base is just the general types of people who buy your products/services. Knowing both of these is super important to figuring out what to offer, how you should present yourself, and other important business things. And yes, you can have multiple target markets, and a wide client base.

To figure these out, think: What type of people usually buy magic services? Other magical people who believe in magic/spirits. What’s the general demographic of magic-practitioners on tumblr? 15-30 years of age, a large deal beginners….Do you see the sort of deductive reasoning that finding your target market and figuring out your client base is?

Know what exactly makes you different from other sellers.

Is it experience? The types of readings you offer? The quality of your readings? The deck you use? Is it you, yourself? Knowing what makes you different from other sellers/those providing services is going to be your selling point, what makes people want to buy from you specifically. You want to be different so that people actually remember and recognize you/your service.

Market yourself.

Make posts about your shop, and asks your friends to reblog/share it (the worst you could get is a ‘no’). Use 3 billion tags, and even make your own special tags for yourself. Talk with people one on one. Answer questions about your shop/services. Have an FAQ, and info page.  Have an “about” page with actual content about you; don’t have it be something like “Kelly, 17” with nothing else there. People want to know who the actual person behind the business is. Have multiple places about you; a tumblr + facebook + twitter is pretty common. This gives you different forms of content and different client bases.

Get familiar with paypal and/or other forms of payment.

Paypal is the most commonly used one, and it’s easy to use, especially since most people use it, and you don’t need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal. However, quite a few people do not like Paypal due to bad reviews- BUT most of these worries can be countered if you use the invoices. Please just learn to use the invoices, it will save you a billion headaches.

Know how to price.

The goal is to be able to price at minimum wage, at least. However, you won’t be able to earn at minimum wage if you don’t have any clients yet. You may need to do a few free or discounted readings to build up your reputation, which bites but does help in the long-run. This sort of ties in to knowing your client base; are most people on tumblr willing to pay $30 for a tarot reading? Probably not. Make sure your services are worth the price; if you, personally, would not pay for the quality of services you offer, maybe your prices need an adjustment. Or, if you personally believe that you would pay for all of your services because they are so wonderful and perfect, maybe you should ask a very honest friend who also does magic if they would pay for your services.

Make an email specific to your magic business.

Just trust me on this one…Plus it can also double as your Paypal email if you use that for payment.

Encourage and be able to take customer feedback/complaints.

How are people going to know if your service is good if they never hear anything about it? You should have a section/page about reviews, both good and bad. Would you believe it if a product had 100% 5-star reviews? Probably not. You need to have the confidence to be able to take bad reviews with pride before you can start a magic business, because they will happen occasionally. You are the one with the power to stop bad reviews, by actually improving on whatever the customer complained about. Also, how are you supposed to know how to improve if you never get reviews or nobody says anything bad ever? Yes bad reviews will hurt, but you must have the maturity to say “yes, that is something I should improve on” if you want to start a magic business and have it grow to a decent size.

If you do get a bad review, saying something like “sorry it didn’t go as planned, let me contact you so that we can settle this!” would go a long way to show future customers that you care.

Git gud.

People pay for things they cannot do for themselves. If it’s something they can or are willing to do themselves, what’s the point of paying for your service/product? If you charge $10 a tarot reading it better be more than three fucking sentences! If you conjure a spirit for a price it damn better be a non-malicious spirit! Make sure your prices justify the service. You can’t expect people to actually spend money on shit services. Git gud.

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make me choose: the-fighting-masons asked → ben mason or matt mason
                   ↳ “I’m not the math geek you used to push around. Deal with it.”

ok so, u know how when u first meet anders in da2 he threatens hawke? well, mads is having NONE OF THAT. no one threatens mads hawke. so mads stomps up to him like “listen here u lil… u lil”

and stops…. bc wait a second. theyre looking up. why is this skinny bastard taller than them. why. 

he’s only taller by like two inches MAX, but this is not what mads is used to. theyre used to being able to use their height and muscle mass to intimidate the fuck out of everyone, and this skinny blond guy being slightly taller and also completely unafraid pisses mads off to no end.

The easy bias tests

I was reading my notifications and came across my old post being angry about something one of the “Introverts are magical delicate beings AND EVERYONE ELSE IS LOUD AND STUPID”* sites, and wanted to cover the basic bias criteria for a couple common MBTI issues in a post of its own. Apply these standards to see if someone is just trying to convince themselves they’re the best, or if they actually have something worth saying.

I can’t promise I’m innocent of all of these. I try, and I’m open to constructive feedback.

THE INTUITIVE BIAS

1. The assumption that intuitive types use their judging functions more effectively. To use an example, on average, INTPs and ISTPs should have equivalent use of Ti.

2. The assumption that intuitive types can use sensing functions, but sensors can’t use intuition functions in the same position. Or in other words, an unbiased portrayal would show an ESTJ using Ne just as well as an ENTJ uses Se.

3. The assumption that intuitive functions themselves are inherently more complex or special than sensing counterparts. In other words, both Si and Ni are future focused, using a worldview that is personalized based on either past experience (Si) or conceptual reflection (Ni). That’s it. Se and Ne are both pretty present-focused and divergent. One is concrete, and one is conceptual.

THE INTROVERT BIAS

1. The assumption that ‘extroverted’ activities are somehow more of a burden to introverts than ‘introverted’ activities are to extroverts. Introvert refusal to go to parties is just as hard on extroverts as extroverts inviting introverts to parties.

2. Failure to take responsibility for rudeness.

3. The assumption that intelligence is tied to introversion/extroversion. Honestly, this applies to every MBTI bias, while we’re at it, but it’s I think at its worst with the introvert bias.\

THIS FUNCTION IS THE BEST/WORST!

Can be for any function. If it’s for both Ne and Ni being the best/Se and Si being the worst we’re dealing with intuitive bias.

1. The idea that any function is itself possessing in an inherent morality. For example, there are some super manipulative Fe users or ruthless Te users. There are also some amazingly loving and nurturing Fe users and considerate and just Te users. The functions are the syntax through which the person expresses themselves. They are not good or bad on their own.

2. Failure to acknowledge the limitations of functions. In short: all feeling functions are based in morality and not logic; all thinking functions are based in logic and not morality; all intuitive functions are based in personal reflection and not concrete experience; all sensing functions are based in concrete experience and not personal reflection; all extroverted functions come from external standards; all introverted functions come from internal standards. So all introverted functions do not automatically make sense to anyone else, all extroverted functions assume some level of shared reference, and so on. If you think a function is all-knowing or universally the best way to approach life….it’s not.

3. This bias often goes hand in hand with a belief that functions are set in stone. And while I do believe that it’s pretty much impossible to change type, at least once you’re in early adulthood (also…why would you? Seems like a lot of work for not much difference) it’s definitely possible to improve and change as a person.

IN GENERAL

if someone uses personality theory to excuse bad behavior without consequence, to write off swaths of the population without knowing them based solely on personality type, or credit unrelated skills and traits like intelligence or creativity to certain types, they’re doing it wrong.

*I realized I put an asterisk in and never put in the comment, so this is an edit. Basically what I wanted to say is it’s totally cool to think of yourself (or your type) as special! But so are other people, and if your specialness requires you to convince yourself you’re superior, rather than that you have specific cool things to offer that differ from other people’s cool things…you actually are terrible. It’s not the unicorn stereotype that’s the problem; the problem is that you won’t let others have a dragon stereotype.

grassfur  asked:

I've been following you for a while and just now found out that you read Paranatural :o On that note, who is your favorite spectral and/or non-spectral character?

I’m a big fan of Dr. Zarei and Johnny Jhonny!  And…basically everyone else…I can’t pick favorites, I’m sorry, it’s a well-established fact ;v;

anonymous asked:

Hi! :) If you had to pick, which actor's performance do you enjoy the most in season 4?

hi lol. hmm, this is a hard question to answer but since you ask so nicely i would go with lindsey morgan - which has nothing to do with raven being my favorite character, but more with the fact that the material she gets to work with this season is truly propelling her acting skills to a whole new dimension.

all the different emotions she gets to express (the character development yall!!!), that she isn’t stuck in one setting anymore but is able to move around (in more ways than one), her chemistry with the other actors? it’s all very overwhelming.

i’m just enjoying the hell out of every second. like, ravens story line is really Something Else this season and lindsey manages to bring it to life in her own way that i truly appreciate and never get tired of. so, kudos to her tbh.