cat with a moustache

small description of each mbti type:

istj: prefers their cat over u, secretly really romantic but wont admit it, finds moustaches/beards aesthetically pleasing

isfj: secretly a wine mom, likes to bake, lawful good

infj: probably still emo, cute but kinda avoidant, great clothing style

intj: dark and mysterious, kinda hot, always helps others

istp: loves road trips, cute and dorky, likes netflix and pranks

isfp: really weird, artistic, everyone thinks they’re adorable

infp: emo as hell, cares a lot, very deep and complex 

intp: sarcastic motherfuckers, kinda shy but probably wont admit it, awkward and cute

estp: everyone wants to have sex with them, u either love them or hate them, acts very confident

esfp: genuinely loves everyone and everything, charming, intelligent but doesn’t show it

enfp: overdramatic, too many puns, very lovable

entp: meme lord, genuinely doesn’t like people, will fight u

estj: dad friend, drinks a lot of coffee, looks angry

esfj: will bake u cookies, mom friend, too sweet

enfj: weird but charming, knows a lot more than it seems, falls in love too easily

entj: thinks they’re awesome(and they’re right), has great hair, funny sometimes

9

¾ of Queen, a study in beards

2

Aoi: hihihi♡

Aoi: 1. glasses and moustache

2. dandy moustache

3. whiskers

4. cat filter
which one do you want?
Aoi: the cat one I’m not quite ready for, mentally.
Aoi: I was getting my make up done which is why the make up artist’s hand is in the picture but check it out.
thanks, you guys.
Aoi: I’m also adding the one with the whiskers even though it didn’t even get a single vote. it really was a super fun tour! let’s meet again in the summer! good night!
#cheryblossomsofimbecility

purple-cat-moustache-lover  asked:

Damn I didn't finish my question. Anyways How do you guys know so much about torture and stuff? It's really interesting to see you (guys/people?) applying this knowledge to help people with writing!

There’s actually only one of me. :)


As to how- Well I suppose I’ve been reading about it for a very very long time. 


I like history and I try to keep up with the news (all of it not just the one country) and I have a decent memory. I followed the Nigerian election and the last Indian one and the fiasco in Kenya. I’ve got over a hundred books in my line of sight right now (and that’s not even the main bookcases) over half of them are history. 


That knowledge….adds up. Don’t get me wrong I do have a couple of books specifically on torture and some on specific scientific studies that are relevant to the area but most of this came from the news and history books. 


If the question is also why I’ve spent so long reading about all this stuff, why I need to know what’s going on in Kashmir or Sri Lanka or Syria-


I feel like the short answer is ‘I grew up in Saudi Arabia’.

We were robbed once and I remember my mother saying (rather instinctively) to my father that we should call the police. ‘They’d just arrest the driver.’ He said and I knew that was true. And after a couple of hours may be days in jail he’d have ‘confessed’.

I’ve been living in the UK for 18 years. I still haven’t quite gotten over the idea that the police exist to make people disappear.

I’ve never been tortured. I’ve never seen anyone tortured and as far as I know no one I know has been tortured. But I knew growing up that it was something that could happen. To me and the people around me. And there was really nothing anyone could do about it.

I won’t say it’s been a conscious effort to understand torture but over the years I have learnt a lot. It is, in a very real way, part of my family history. My great-grandparents were on opposite sides during the days of the British Empire. I’ve wondered occasionally whether they shot at or tortured each other.

I’ve read an awful lot on the subject; from newspaper articles to books to academic studies. Torture shows up in everything. It’s a regular feature in children’s movies. According to Amnesty International around 44% of people think they would be tortured if they were arrested.

I guess I just think as writers, as creators, we should be doing better by that 44%.

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purple-cat-moustache-lover  asked:

So I have a character She's mentally pretty unstable and has lack of empathy, kills and cannibalizes (yes I can go on but I hope you get the idea) I know torture etc leaves traces. But I wonder how much it will affect somebody who basically hurts others just as much... if not worse? I'm still exploring this 'story line' so I really want to investigate properly! Also I wonder how she would look at her abuser. In my head she ignores it all but still fears him and has a grudge yet can't lose him?

Add on: The torture is more lab experiment based. She’s ‘immortal’ and somebody who is just like her had captured her and put her in a lab. He’s a sadist but he used the excuse of lab experiments and science. The guy is just like her. They both can’t kill each other and they will meet again. But this story line is pretty fresh. I like the lab experiments but I want to know the effects before I continue this. I will probably change a lot about this tho. I need to see if it’s necessary and such.


Hmmmm OK well it sounds like there are several different questions here I’m going to try and address them all as best I can.

The first question seems to be about whether being tortured would have a serious effect on someone who is also a torturer.

The second is about how she’d relate to the person who tortured her.

I’d also like to address your scenario though.

You said you like the idea of lab experiments. They play pretty heavily into a very unrealistic trope about torture.

Torture isn’t and by its nature can not be scientific.

Science is a method. It’s the idea that we can understand the world better through observation and repeated experiment. It requires a degree of control, both over what you do and the environment you do it in. It needs to be reproducible.

Torture by its very nature isn’t any of those things.

Torturers aren’t controlled (though they often claim to be their behaviour does not support the claim). Torturers rarely bother to exert control over the environment they torture in. And the variance between individuals, both physically and mentally, means that reproducibility is impossible.

If you want any kind of realism you’ve got two options with your scenario. You ditch the torture or you ditch the science.

The first option doesn’t mean she isn’t being hurt. What it means is that any hurt is secondary to scientific results. That is unethical and non-consensual experimentation. You can find examples of how that’s happened historically by looking up Japan’s Unit 731 from World War 2 and by looking up the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment in the US.

I’d also recommend ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ as a good summary of unethical experiments performed on black people, mentally ill people and prisoners in the US. (I found it a very interesting and easy-to-read book which goes out of its way to explain scientific concepts in a straight forward way.)

The second option means ditching the scientific trappings and being honest about what this is: torture pure and simple.  

The impression I’m getting from your summary is that the second option would be a better fit. It’s less complicated which means that you have more space to concentrate on the two characters and their relationship with each other, which seems to be what you’re most interested in.

I’d suggest motivation more along the lines of what Rejali calls ‘Civic Discipline’, where people are tortured as ‘punishment’ not necessarily because of anything they’ve done but because the torturer sees them as less human than themselves. A real world example would be police officers beating up homeless people for being in a residential part of town.

Oh and- random tangent- did you know the Russian language distinguishes between two types of cannibalism? Eating someone who is already dead and killing someone to eat them. (This came up in reading for the planned Starvation masterpost)

Back to the questions.

The psychological effects of being tortured will not be reduced by your character also being a torturer. The information we have on torturers and the way torture affects them is all anecdotal at this point. But it shows a very clear pattern: torture damages torturers. The psychological effects are actually roughly the same as the psychological effects of being tortured. The effects are weaker for the torturer than they are for the torture victim.

I don’t have any data on someone who was both.

However I would be very surprised if the symptoms weren’t exacerbated- That being tortured would make the symptoms she’d already have from being a torturer much much worse (and vice versa).

You say she has a lack of empathy- that won’t protect her from symptoms.

Have a look at my Masterpost on the common effects of torture and think about what sort of symptoms work for the character and your story. I think for what you’ve described having violent tendencies and uncontrollable anger might work, so would dissociative symptoms.

Torturing and continuing to torture essentially means that she won’t be recovering from those symptoms. They’ll be getting worse, slowly over time.

The second question, how she’d relate to her torturer, is a little trickier for me.

You should consider looking at ScriptTraumaSurvivor’s blog, they’ve had a lot of contact with abuse survivors and they’d be able to give you some perspective on what that relationship looks like from the inside.

I don’t have that kind of first hand experience, what I know all comes from books, and I think that’s an important distinction when we’re dealing with a topic as tricky as this one.

From what I understand there are as many ways for a victim to relate to a torturer as there are responses to trauma.

All of these are possible- She could panic every time she sees him or hears him speak. She could be absolutely furious with him and try to hurt him every time she sees him. She could shut down around him, dissociate and feel like she’s not really there or like she’s reading from a movie script rather than actually talking to him. She might think that she somehow ‘deserved’ what he did to her, effectively blaming herself for being tortured.

I’m not saying that you should go with one of those responses, just trying to illustrate that there’s a really range of options, all of which are realistic. What sort of thing you should pick depends on what works for your characters and your story.

There are a few things you should probably avoid, such as having her easily forgive him or making their interactions easy- It’s not going to be easy. Whatever happens and even if a lot of time has passed you’re going to have some very strong emotions (and symptoms) cropping up every time they come into contact. But ultimately what that looks like for your character is up to you.

And you don’t need to apologise to me if your characters are awful people. I’ll probably have read worse. I want to help all of you write awful people well


I hope this helps. :)

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