based on my own bias obviously

indolentefl  asked:

MtL moon signs?

Oh man, I’m bound to catch some flack for this! Remember, I’m setting the order based on my own opinions (and personal experiences)–I’m not making any grand claims about any of the signs and I genuinely love aspects of each and every one of them. 

1. Sagittarius Moon - This is literally my own moon sign, so obviously there is a great deal of bias at play here. Seriously, though, I find that the bulk of Sagittarius Moons tend to be clever, adventurous, optimistic and charismatic individuals.  

2. Capricorn Moon - On the other hand, I feel like Capricorn Moon is a very underrated placement for exactly the opposite reasons. Although private, Capricorn Moons are wonderfully loyal, observant, dependable and ambitiously productive members of the club. I also like a dry wit, and some of the funniest people I know happen to have a moon in this placement. 

3. Aquarius Moon - I admire the lofty sense of purpose, the concept of analytical willpower applied by an artistic hand. There’s real, inimitable flare here. The cold and emotionally distant aspect that many people associate with having planets in this sign has never bothered me. As long as a bond feels genuine, I’ve never needed someone to constantly reassure me that it is. I admire the independence and eccentric vision of this placement immensely.  

4. Virgo Moon -  My dudes, for a critical and somewhat nit-picky sign, these guys will forgive a loved one for murder. They are Loyal Crew and hilarious friends. They also have a way of seeking to improve and make things better in tiny–sometimes even hilarious–ways. For instance, I have a Virgo Moon best friend who once fixed my coffee maker while I was showering (I didn’t even ask him to do it, it was like he was compelled to). Another Virgo Moon pal of mine frequently surprise-lends me cookbooks because they know that I’m attempting to experiment more with root vegetables this fall. Like, sold. Y’all can stay. There’s room at the Inn for you. 

5. Leo Moon - Seriously, who doesn’t like a Leo Moon? To be fair, the need for attention that people with this placement have is somewhat bottomless. But Leos tend to return that attention tenfold, so caring for one almost never feels like a thankless chore. No effort is wasted on a Leo anything, least of all a Leo Moon. They’re Go Big Or Go Home friends–frankly ridiculous and compulsively charming. 

6. Gemini Moon -  People with refined intellectual tastes and eccentric interests have always interested me–and I often find that I’m a bit envious of them because my tastes are secretly trash 50% of the time. Most Gemini Moons I’ve known tend to be lively conversation partners who are often just as capable of listening as they are talking. Surprisingly loyal when provoked, Gemini Moons are mischievous, experimental and one of a kind in all that they do. 

7. Cancer Moon - In a way, I’m actually surprised I’ve put Cancer this low on the list (more than half of my friends are a Cancer-Something, so I’m clearly drawn to this sign). Then again, maybe that’s why I placed them at the top of the bottom half. For all of the many, many things about Cancer Moons that I love (and we’re talking about some emotionally vibrant people who are usually willing to give a lot more than they ask for in return) there are a TON of Cancer Moon Traits that drive me up the wall. In my experience, Cancer Moons have a tendency to be clingy, passive-aggressive communicators when they feel mistreated; easily wounded and occasionally resentful. The thing that saves my relationship with all Cancer placements is that most have a real capacity for dealing with and in bluntness if the occasion calls for it. For an emotional placement, these guys have backbones. If you ask a Cancer Moon what they need directly, they’re usually willing to tell you. If you’re willing to fix it, order and trust can be maintained. Still, this is a volatile pairing for me and it is, HANDS DOWN, the moon sign that I am the most likely to get in a fierce spat with over nothing.   

8. Libra Moon - Libra Moons are sharers and I like that. They don’t often seek to stir the pot and they’re usually very nice–but sometimes they push that kindness to the point of real falseness. When I get to know a Libra Moon well enough to tell when they’re only agreeing with me to avoid conflict, this peace-loving placement goes up to three or four on the list. For Libra moons I know less well, I’m sticking with eight. The idea that I am walking away with an incorrect view of things (simply because you are too nice to properly inform me) makes me feel very self-conscious. I’m usually a pretty good observer and I still feel like you guys often slip one by me.         

9. Scorpio Moon - This is another placement that shoots way up the list when I know the person in question well. A Scorpio Moon best friend, close relative or significant other is the fucking bees knees. If you’re very important to them, their loyalty, tolerance and willingness to indulge or sympathize is almost unparalleled. If Virgo Moons are willing to forgive a Murder, a close Scorpio Moon is the secretive and determined soul who is going to help you bury the body. However, if you’re not important to a Scorpio Moon, you’re probably really not important. Less of an interest, more of an object. I’ve said it before on this blog and I’ll say it again: Scorpio Moons are small crew homies with very little mid-range when it comes to the scope of their investment in others. Calm and agreeable on the surface, Scorpio natives of any kind are often some of the first to dismiss the needs of strangers and less-known acquaintances.      

10. Taurus Moon - There are a lot of Taurus Moon traits that I really admire: they’re trustworthy, affectionate, determined and often even secretly artistic (especially musically). Unfortunately, they also have a propensity to be stubborn, possessive, overcautious and–here’s the real kicker for me–bizarrely capable of developing odd grudges? I think Taurus moon’s love of security is partially to blame for this. Taurus Moon likes to feel safe; they’re resourceful and careful, so little material things sometimes mean a lot more to them than their surface value (because these immaterial objects are often stand-ins for ideas that mean much more). If you make a casual promise to bring an extra eraser to class for a Taurus friend and then forget, that failure might very easily end up interpreted as a sign of greater unreliability or lack of trustworthiness–an indicator that, when it really matters, you won’t have the grit or the dedication to be there for them. And, like, ok, this might not be all Taurus Moons, but I think it’s a lot more of you than y’all want to admit.   

11. Aries Moon - Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Aries sun sign–I have a fine appreciation for all things Aries. That being said, is it just me, or is Aries Moon (being the more emotional and instinctive placement) twice as likely to exhibit pissy, vain and impatient aspects? Maybe this rating is just me seeing a lot of my own negative traits and recoiling? 

12. Pisces Moon - This is entirely a ‘me’ thing. It has very little to do with the actual Pisces Moon in question. The truth is, I offend Pisces Moons. I’m a big old fire-fire-air mess and I feel like I’m forever offending the tenderest water signs. I’m sorry. You deserve better.   

Why Downsizing Doesn’t Excite Me (As a G/t Fan)

Disclaimer: This post isn’t about dissing Downsizing. This is coming from the perspective of someone who is judging it based on a couple of trailers and the summary on Wikipedia. I’m sure this movie is decent on it’s own, but I wanted to talk about why this film didn’t grab me. There will be a lot of bias on my part, so scroll past if you don’t want to see me complain. 

When Downsizing was announced, there was a bit of curiosity that was aimed at those who enjoy size content. We have a mainstream Hollywood film where size difference was a major part of the plot and setting. Obviously, G/t fans would clamor for this movie.

Except, that wasn’t really the case. I’ve actually seen very little buzz for this movie and honestly, this really isn’t a movie that got me excited as a G/t fan either. Now, I can’t explain why other G/t fans aren’t hyped for Downsizing, but I can share my own thoughts on the matter. 

It’s easy to see why people would view Downsizing as the ideal G/t movie. The premise is about people going through a procedure that shrinks them down under the guise of being environmentally friendly, but really taking in the financial benefits of being small. Okay, great. The catch to this procedure is that this is permanent, therefore irreversible. Still great. In fact, to this film’s credit, this is an interesting scenario. I can easily see prompts being thrown the G/t community’s way based on this alone. But where does it fall apart? Allow me to break it down into different points.

1) The main character is a middle-aged man who wants to goes through with the procedure. To add to that, he’s supposed to go through it with his wife. However, he’s the only one that follows through on shrinking, his wife backing out and remaining normal-sized. I’m just going to come out and say it: what G/t media there is more often than not has the focus on a tiny male and if there is a size-difference romance or if someone in the relationship changes size, it’s typically between a tiny male and a giant female. I’d really like to see a size difference relationship that has a male giant, whether it’s M/f or M/m. I’m actually trying to find a post that @jitenshasw once wrote which explains this a lot better than I do, but I’m afraid I can’t find it (also, sorry, Mrs. Jit, for tagging you here, but you really do have a better way of speaking about this topic and I’d feel bad not giving you the credit you deserve). Okay, but hey, a lot of people in the G/t community don’t have a problem with this type of portrayal. In fact, there are those that prefer F/m. I personally prefer M/f, but I’m open to F/m relationships. Any size relationship can equal quality goodness. This leads me to my second point.

2) The main character and his wife get divorced. On the one hand, I can kind of understand. I mean, his wife did back out and leave him to go through this permanent change on his own. On the other hand, there doesn’t seem to be any indication that they even attempted to work things out. No marriage counseling, no time to think things over, they go right in for the divorce. As someone that values size difference relationships in media, this is really disappointing. I think this was a lost opportunity for the film as they really could have explored this aspect of the world it set up. Maybe there were other couples like our main character who suffered from one party backing out and we could get other viewpoints on this scenario, good and bad. Could have set up a group of some sort about people that experienced something similar or are trying to work things out. This is a good segway to point three.

3) There is a lack of size difference relationships portrayed. This ranges from romantic, platonic, even familial. Yes, I know the main character meets up with a pair of old friends who underwent the procedure. However, bear in mind that the only reason they met up was because of a class reunion. After that, it’s the scientist who invented the procedure speaking to an audience, a bus ride to a community of small people that carries both regular-sized people and tinies, and any of the legal people that are present throughout. Aside from that, we don’t see families reacting to their loved ones shrinking, friends with size differences hanging out, or, as I said before, romances between a normal person and a tiny. I guess this can be broken up to another point.

4) There seems to be a segregation between normal and small people. I am willing to be proven completely wrong on this point as I haven’t seen the film, but from what I got from the trailers, it’s not clear that people of different sizes necessarily co-exist in the same communities. You might be thinking: “but Talia, there are other G/t stories where the giants and tinies don’t live together, why aren’t you complaining about them?” Well, for one, I do wish there would be more “giants and tinies living together” settings to balance out the opposite. And two, there’s at least a reason for that to happen. Typically one or the other (usually tinies) are a secret society, which I may not be a fan of that particular G/t scenario, but I can at least understand why. It usually makes sense as to why they don’t co-exist. This movie looks like it takes place in the modern day, maybe a few decades into the future. I’m pretty sure we’d be able to find a way to have people of different sizes living together. 

5) Again, feel free to dispute this point if you have seen the movie, but I actually don’t think there’s as much to marvel on with the small perspective. There were a couple of shots from the trailers that I liked, such as the dandelions shot and the scene with the bottle of vodka being dispensed into a pitcher. But aside from those, everything else from the smaller setting looks like it could take place in any setting with regular sized people. I didn’t notice any outstanding set pieces or shots that made me feel like this was really a neighborhood of small people. I can’t help but think about The Secret World of Arietty and how that movie managed to have an interesting look at the borrowers way of living. When you’re inside Arietty’s home, you can tell that her family is living smaller in a literal sense. Heck, even when they’re inside the dollhouse that’s supposed to replicate a real home, you still feel how small their world is. I just didn’t get that from the majority of shots I saw of Downsizing.

I realize that there’s more to this movie than the G/t aspect. Maybe the G/t part of this movie isn’t what we’re supposed to focus on. But I hope this gives you an idea on why I, as a G/t fan, wasn’t exactly fighting tooth and nail to go see Downsizing. And please, I’d love to hear what you think, whether you agree or disagree with me. Are there points to add? Are my points completely wrong? I’d really like to know what other people think. And if I did mess up anywhere here, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you for reading.

anonymous asked:

So I caught your Doctor Who reference in one of your tags, so now I have to ask (just for fun); how would each type react to watching Doctor Who for the first time? :)

Haha, sounds fun. I’ll give it a shot. I’ll do it in two parts though.

How the types would react to good ol’ Doctor Who

INTP - Whoa, this is genius! (Person ask who their favorite Doctor is) *sweats nervously* O.O
ENTP - Why pick one, lmao *marathons show*
INFP - Haha, I like her… wait no, I like her too… wAIT

ISTP - That line deserves a standing ovation.
ESTP - *actually gives it a standing ovation*
ISFP - This show seems pretty cool… *ten hours later*… oh no.
ESFP - *stays at least 20 miles away from it because they know it’s not safe*

INTJ - Can we just talk about those themes for a second?
ENTJ - Huh, all these references to history… I like it.
INFJ - Wow, that was pretty deep… and entertaining!
ENFJ - *Netflix counts down until next episode* Have I been brainwashed? Is this my life now? 

ISTJ - I don’t even know what’s going on… but why can’t I stop watching?
ESTJ - *probably won’t admit that they enjoy it, but they do*
ISFJ - Okay, but why does everyone I love have to die or get torn apart…?
ESFJ - *somehow convinced friends to watch it* 

How the types would react to Doctor Who now

INTP - *angrily types about how Moffat has ruined Doctor Who*
ENTP - How loudly can I shout “Fuck Moffat” from my window? 
INFP - I miss the old Doctor Who
ENFP - *rewatches old Doctor Who again and sighs*

ISTP - I, myself, am going to kill Steven Moffat  *sharpens blades*
ESTP - *loads gun* This’ll be quicker…
ISFP - Just gonna pretend that this doesn’t bother me.
ESFP - Just gonna pretend I never even liked this show.

INTJ - Don’t you think he looks tired? 
ENTJ - Was this even worth my time…?
INFJ - *horrified and speechless*
ENFJ - *shakes head furiously and hits the forums*

ISTJ - Okay, no. 
ESTJ - That was a waste.
ISFJ - *dramatically falls to the ground with their hand on their heart* I can’t
ESFJ - I have 99 problems with this; they all start and end with Steven Moffat.