London, in the early 1900′s. Lady Morgana Pendragon is the highly controversial daughter of the Conservative leader
The Rt Hon. Sir Uther Pendragon, MP. It has been widely speculated by the tabloids that the Lady Morgana is secretly funding the suffragettes movement. It would seem where the Lady Morgana would go she would attract attention from her bold fashion reflecting her general demeanour to her choice of “companion” with the young Miss Guinevere Leodegrance, a once servant to the Pendragons, now with the help of the Lady Morgana a sensation in London’s affluent music scene.
On the other side of the Spectrum the working class are rising in the form of the Labour party, the leader is rumoured to be the opposition’s own wayward son,
The Rt Hon. Arthur Pendragon, MP. who gave up his titles after his rebellion. Mister Pendragon is often criticised for the position due to his privileged upbringing, most publicly by a certain reporter by the name of Mister Merlin Emrys. Mister Emrys is The Guardian’s most favoured reporter, whose wish with the help of his undercover colleague Miss Mithian Nemeth it is to expose the Lady Morgana’s affair with Miss Guinevere, in the hope to use the scandal to bring upon an uprising against the Aristocracy for a modern Britain.
Thursday was unofficially supernatural day at the farmers market. The late hours were convenient for the crepuscular crowd, and the tradition had spread from there. There were always humans there, of course, but the mix was at least half supernatural. Lynn fell in with college students with their backpacks and office workers just getting off work and old folks with their shopping baskets. There were constructs and changelings, shifters and weres and witches, supernaturals of all stripes. A good number weren’t bothering with glamours either.
Lynn felt the tension in his body easing, his gait softening to an easy prowl, and people gave him the space a big predator deserved. A pair of deer shifters, wide-eyed and slender, nervously tucked their fawn between them, away from Lynn. A young jackalope with the dusty scent of the desert clinging to her clothes looked right at him and grinned, buck-teeth and the sharp little horns on her forehead glinting, just daring him to make a try. Lynn knew better than to go after a creature that could manipulate luck itself, even if he had been on the hunt. No, he was a civilized cat with no inclination to hunt other sapients. The only things Lynn was hunting at the farmers market were already dead and neatly packaged for him.
After cleaning diet from bad stuff (starting a real cleansing later this week though) and sleeping LITERALLY the whole Tuesday (I’m not kidding; I woke properly up at 9pm) I’m already feeling A LOT better. I was getting angry for not feeling like my own self and after I consulted my cards the message was that I was exhausted and needed to rest. Apparently while really not being that busy I’ve emotionally exhausted myself (plus the wrong diet, PMS starting and allergies) and I need to rest more. As the cards never lie, I try to sleep this week as much as I can.
Disclaimer: This isn’t about the music industry or anything, but I am in a bit of a sentimental mood and feel like sharing something very personal. Now that I have this small platform, I just feel the urge to share a bit of my story. Please don’t read if you are going to shit on me for writing a personal essay!
I must admit that 5H is more of a guilty pleasure for me than a full-on fan girl thing. Mainly just because I’m in my twenties now and sometimes I think I’m too old to be acting like a teenager and messing around on fandom tumblr. But the thing is, I truely fell in love with these girls’ voices and their personalities, and now they just provide me with a bit of escapism from my serious job and everyday life. I feel really protective of them and feel the need to keep an eye out for them as they struggle through the rocky terrain of the music industry. I also love the fandom (well.. most of it anyway lol). You guys are all so open, caring and creative (and hilarious). I also love that in-between reblogging memes and funny stuff people like to talk about society and politics. That’s literally so cool. Especially here on tumblr, I love the family vibe. There’s such a sense of community.
I was thinking about all this and thinking “god I wish I had this when I was 15″. Tumblr wasn’t even a thing I knew about then, and I didn’t have any particular pop stars that I idolised. I went through a pretty hard time as a teenager. I grew up in a rough neighbourhood, so that didn’t help. But when I was around 14/15 I found myself in a nasty abusive situation. I was exposed to a fair bit of violence at the hands of someone who in theory should have loved and protected me. I basically internalised every punch and insult that was thrown at me, and sunk into a deep self-loathing and depression for a couple of years. I had some good friends but I never told them what I had been through. The only thing that really kept me going was music - making music and listening to music. My guitar and my headphones became my lifeline. When you are in these situations, when you are trying to get through a hard time in your life, or even just trying to get through the day, you hang on to whatever piece of meaning or hope you can find. Maybe you find that meaning in a guitar. Maybe you find it in a person. Maybe you find it in writing poetry, or playing basketball, or walking your dog, or watching your favourite TV show. Or maybe you even find that meaning in following your favourite girl band.
I just want you to know that if you come home from a hard day at school or work and the first thing you do is go on your laptop to watch interview videos, or reblog fifth harmony gifs on tumblr, and this puts a little bit of happiness and meaning in your life, then that is totally valid. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel that your love of a girl group is silly or useless. I wish so much that I had this when I was younger and going through a tough time! You are so lucky to have these girls and this fandom in your life. Don’t ever let anyone take that away from you. Don’t let the recent events and all the negative PR bullshit take that away from you either. Life is hard. The world is an unfair place. So if it puts a smile on your face when you get a snapchat notification from Ally, Dinah, Lauren, Normani or Camila, thats great! Hang on to that! Be young and carefree. And if you need to, make use of the community here on tumblr.
That’s all I wanted to say. Just wanted to share some of my story and encourage you to remember why this fandom is so important to so many people. Keep supporting the girls as you always have. Do whatever you can to put a smile on your face in these troubled times.
I’ve watched a lot of Vampire tv shows in my life from bits of Dark Shadows reruns as a kid to Buffy to True Blood and the Vampire Diaries. It’s a guilty pleasure but I’ve got to say that Being Human(UK) was probably one of the best. None of the others really addressed that vampires are monsters, or at least not in the same way. By the end of that show or at least the end of the first couple seasons it makes clear that the only truly good thing Mitchell (the vampire) can do for the world is end his life. It doesn’t play around and it has one of the best episodes stating that no matter how much good the penitent vampire does he’ll never be able to make up for the evil he’s done. Now the show broke my heart and Mitchell’s end wrecked me but it was so well done. The show made a point to show that it wasn’t just the people he killed that were hurt, it was their friends and families and that by killing one he hurt countless others. It did such a good job of deconstructing the repentant vampire. (I know they kind of took a different direction with the last two seasons but still the whole thing with Lia was so well done!)
What I think about all MBTI types from what I have observed so far part 1- NJs
What the title says. I had some close relations with almost every type so far I think, or had enough observation to make a post on them. Tell me if you see anything inaccurate.
INTJ: They are actually fairly sensitive when you get under their Te resting bitch face. They tend to be rather soft hearted, despite giving a reverse aura. One of my classmates is an INTJ in Ni-Fi loop with Se grip showing now and then- And even if this causes her to feel not at ease with most of the class, getting mocked, I remember her defending a girl despite acting rather asshole-ish to her before (Though, from what I have gathered, she often times tries to make a joke at those times yet her PoLR Fe is seriously horrible. She isn’t aware of it when she does something really socially inappropriate. Even my Inferior Fe facepalms, it can be that bad. I try to translate things for her though, so we tend to get along well despite tension between her and rest of the class.) Not all INTJs are as obvious though. There is also this small thing I realized while I was checking forums- Most INTJs tend to have a different view on functions and their relations than INTPs. Check any forum and if there is an INTP and an INTJ arguing, chances are they actually define and interpret whole system in on entirely different way. More often than not good willed, with their Ni often hid behind Te, they can be and tend to fairly good at sciences though I see that most tends to prefer art (from painting to playing an instrument or writing) more than cold hard sciences. It feels like they often show their Ni-Fi in such areas, perhaps? Their Se often seems to draw them towards ESFPs, or at least makes them have shadow moments under Se grip. Unlike stereotypes, they are often simply off to doing their own thing- They don’t really care about taking over the world more than their current project- Be it a story they are writing or scientific research they are doing or perhaps trying to figure out their current crush, who knows?
ENTJ: Okay, so we all know that they are dictators of the MBTI, right? Wrong. Actually, more often than not, their Inferior Fi kinda makes them “protector of underdog”. While they are striving to achieve their goals, I find that they actually rather like it when people asks for help and they can help. (Given that situation actually is challenging and the person asking wasn’t too lazy to do a ten seconds google search or something. This would just annoy them, I suppose?) It might or might not be true but I saw a few healthier ENTJs whom kept saying that as they get older, they spend more time with young people becase they learnt most they can from people at their age- Their Auxilary Ni and Dominant Te drives them to understand and use new things and technologies- Which can be done easier if you interact with people who grow up with those new things. Their tertiary Se seems to give them a love for aesthetics as well? They also can seem scary at times to other types, but as long as they are not choking down their Fi too hard, most of them are fairly nice people, despite stereotypes. They can be rather harsh on themselves. It is okay to feel and it doesn’t mean you are weak if you feel things, guys/girls/whatever you identify as. I like how you are actually quite open to new ideas as long as one can prove or give a good reasoning for it. Can be quite ruthless and machiavellian if unhealthy, but when healthier they truly can bring change to a society- or make their own dream company.
ENFJ: This might be simply me thing, but I often get a manipulative wave from them. They are one of the easiest types for me to recognize- Their Dominant Fe and Auxilary Ni softens their voice in a certain way that I can’t explain through text. They often have smiley faces and I sincerely believe that they mean well, but when combined with Ni, they can come off as a bit… fake. Their Fe-Se can sometimes seem narcisstic too, despite all the stereotypes showing them as angels from the heavens. Their love for Se often shows as much as it does with ENTJs, yet Fe seems to add a different “feeling” to their Ni-flavoured aesthetics/taste. A bit more on the morbid side, perhaps? While healthy, they can keep many groups together and be an incredibly inspiring leader, while when unhealthier they simply manipulate others to survive/get what they need. With males, I see that they get often underestimated due to softness they carry outside, but they can read people fairly well, so I would not suggest thinking little of them, really. Their Inferior Ti actually pokes its’ head at times, but perhaps due to Ni, they often tend to see “only good solution” to things than multiple ones. They actually need affirmation and trust in them so much that it can be crazy, which is likely the reason if they ever end up coming manipulative. Not exactly out of bad intention, more of security thing from what I understood? They also seem to hold rules in a high regard- the system they are in.
INFJ: While, if they desire, they could be as manipulative as ENFJs, they tend to prefer not doing that unless it is too necessary. (ENFJs may use Ni to get their Fe quota met, but INFJs have their Ni as their main process. They can use Ni-Fe for manipulation but this would be more of long term thing for a specific goal than simply be loved and other Fe goals.) They often pick an interest in reading and writing just like INTJs, they are also rather interested in politics/power structures to some point from what I see? Though, again, nature is prefered over such structures if possible. In their writing, you can see their readers shine through- A close INFJ friend of mine often addresses struggles of her readers as well as throwing in some certain inner jokes- Ni also tends to make her give answers earlier but not the question- She likes BAM! The truth revealed! A bit too much. Like INTJs, they tend to have strong guts feelings. Also rather mother bear-ish. Not just because theya re FJs and stereotypes says so- But because they can see what people feel due to Aux Fe and dominant Ni helps quite a bit for seeing things from other’s angle. Tertiary Ti makes them quite the perfectionist- though it is often hidden due to them mostly applying it to themselves. Inferior Se comes and goes in a similiar fashion to INTJs. They may be aware of really subtle details like how many steps a stairs have, or how many minutes does it take for their schoolbus to reach from X to Y and knowing the time down to the minute without checking their watch to simply wanting to burn everything they worked so far on- With INFJs it is often connections they made, with INTJs it takes more of self destructive stance due to tertiary Fi. Fairly afraid of being corrupted. Their Fe seems like a headache at times- It makes them sensitive and aware of other people’s feelings and Ni-Ti perfectionism might end up making them try hard to fit into their self image of how they think they should be/desire to be. They actually have strong moral convictions- Even if they tend to keep it to themselves, they often can’t help but spill it out if they see someone going againist it painfully hard? Overall, nice people though they can be one of the most paranoid at times due to Dominant Ni.
I think that’s all I have for NJs? Again, tell me if I got something wrong.
sometimes i imagine arcadia bay, being… real. without the dark room, without the tornado, without the… powers. everything being normal. everybody being the same, except mark jefferson. him being a cool teacher we thought he was. or not existing.
a bit dozy breakfasts at the two whales diner, chilling by the lighthouse and the beach, hearing max, chloe and rachel having fun at the junkyard, knowing most of the kids from blackwell.
ill, hurt people slowly healing and getting their hella deserved help.
butterflies and deers being so rare, but so known there.
the weather being golden sunny and not hot, but warm enough, or rainy and cloudy. there’s no in between.
people being gloomy,
holding on for dear life, or hope and blissful. there’s no in between.
so maybe arcadia bay would actually turn out to be the island of treasure and adventure everyone was looking for.
5. “You can sit on my lap, if you want.” - Jacob Frye
A/N: I laughed writing the beginning of this one, not gonna lie. Hope the requester doesn’t mind that it’s modern day! Also… I meant for this to be a drabble BUT. Get me started on a modern assassin thing and throw Jacob into it… Anyway. This is a slightly crazy plot but once the ball got rolling with this one… It didn’t stop until it hit a wall. ON WITH THE STORY.