everyone watch orphan black!!!

Hi hello!! I’m looking for more people to follow so like/reblog if you watch and post about any of the tv shows stated below! 

-Skam

-Wynonna Earp

-Supergirl

-Teen Wolf

-Riverdale

-13 reasons why

-Shadowhunters

-How to get away with murder

-Orphan black 

-Stranger things

I’m just going to put some thoughts into the ether… and understand I mean everything I say respectfully and appreciate the thoughts that have been put into the OB tumblr space. I’m not singling anyone out, just responding to discussion.

First I just want to comment on the concept that it makes people lesser fans or fetishists or gross to only like certain parts of a show or certain characters. I draw the line at that. Everyone relates to something different.

When the criticism is leveled specifically at fans who like Delphine Cormier, I’m going to just talk about my own opinion as I can’t speak for everyone. But I am one of those fans who now only watches Orphan Black for a select few plots, mainly Delphine and Cophine. Why? Because I have found the writing to be disappointing. I feel mired in the exact same narratives again and again with little character progress or growth (except surprisingly in plots I have ceased caring about, like Allison or Rachel - there is actual interesting character development there, in my opinion). I was actually looking forward to Rachel’s turn as the big bad the most and so far it feels the same… meandering plots when it should be focused and tight and driving toward an end… not tiny moments of intense mortal danger that get resolved in one or two episodes. There’s no long-term tension or drive toward a climax and that’s a big reason why my interest has fizzled out.

One might ask why I cling to Cophine then when it’s basically the same thing over and over. Cosima doesn’t trust Delphine. Delphine doesn’t communicate with Cosima. As a fan of that relationship, I can say it’s written poorly and a lot of my interest in the plot has been shaped by fandom and fan speculation. At the same time, I am deeply invested in the characters that have been created and I want to see the plot come to a conclusion that makes sense. Either way, I am attached, even if tangentially, until the end.

I think we can all agree that the acting is fantastic and the show started amazingly and the premise is very interesting. But for me, it lost its way so I’m hanging on to what I can hang on to. I can’t force myself to like the whole thing anymore but I can try to enjoy what I can enjoy.

Now when it comes to the idea of fetishizing characters (not actors, mind), I have to ask… what does that mean? When did being a fan of a character or couple become fetishization, and on which side do we get to be self-righteous fans and on which side to we get the honour of being labelled gross? Delphine being someone’s favourite character isn’t gross. Clone-clone shipping isn’t gross. Unconventional ships aren’t gross. Shipping in general isn’t gross. So where is the line?

Is it the graphic fanfic? The gifs? The self-satirizing posts? Looking forward to seeing a character on-screen? All the elements that are present in *every* faction of the fandom?

How about that the majority of Delphine teases by OB this season have been Cophine kissing? Is that gross? Is that reductive? (That, I would argue, *is*, and contributes to this idea that Delphine fans are this gross part of the fandom that can’t enjoy anything outside Cophine… the truth is we can, or I can… when you give me something good or new or satisfying as a narrative.)

Not everyone likes everything about OB. But I personally don’t see anything pearl-clutchingly bad about Delphine fans.

What I do find gross or crossing the line is when people write idiotic posts about a group of *fans*, which I’ve been seeing off and on for the last few months. You can criticsize plots and characters and ideas without shaming or ostracizing the real people behind the fandom. That’s fucking gross behaviour, from any part of the fandom toward another part.

But I’m not going to sit by and be like “oh no no I’m not one of *those* Delphine fans”. *Which* Delphine fans, then? The ones that read raunchy fanfic and joke about Cophine sex and Delphine ships? The ones who also go ahead and ship other clones with other people? The ones who can relate to Delphine but not Donnie? That’s all of us. I’m not about to go and create a false division there, too. I’m not better than any of you. We’re all here to glean our own experiences and entertainment from the show.

I don’t know how anyone can spend much time on tumblr without feeling shamed on a regular basis. It is one of the most unforgiving communities I’ve been in. But for OB, it’s been the best source for me - a customized feed for my interests where I’ve had great discussions and enjoyed lots of great fan works.

But let’s just get real about some things. To keep singling out Delphine fans in eloquent posts squashed between gifs of women making out on Gypsy and OITNB and random jokes and politics and pictures and social justice and quotes… you’re just like us. We are all here to enjoy the show and to be ourselves in some way, especially if we can’t in “the real world”. So can we please move the fuck on from this need to feel better than another group in the fandom? Enjoy the show, enjoy the parts you like - because I guarantee that no one but a few vocal shits give even an iota of a fuck what you’re personally into or what you’re personally doing on your blog. Embrace it!

anonymous asked:

Hi this might be a weird question, but do you think you could try and describe an ENTP female? I am so curious as to how I come off to others and would love an objective perspective!

Not a weird question at all!  

So when I think female ENTP, the first person to come to mind is Cosima Niehaus.  Now, I realize that sadly not everyone in the world watches Orphan Black, so I’ll explain more generally in case you haven’t seen the best sci-fi show on TV.

ENTPs, regardless of their gender, are zany and have a wicked sense of humor. Their dominant Ne allows them to see a seemingly infinite number ways of looking at a situation, and their auxiliary Ti is really good at finding the irony in situations and at picking apart logical inconsistencies.  This translates well into intellectual and academic environments, and ENTPs are stereotyped as being the most argumentative type (that kid who always argued with the teacher.  You know who I’m talking about).

I would say that a gender difference between male and female ENTPs probably manifests mostly in their tertiary Fe.  

There’s a pretty widely accepted notion that because of societal gender norms, which expect women to be compassionate and men to be stoic, thinker women are socialized to be more in touch with their lower feeling function than their male thinker counterparts are (this same logic applies in reverse to feeler men, who are taught to utilize their lower thinking function more than feeler women).  This would suggest, generally speaking, of course, that female ENTPs probably have a more healthy handle on their tertiary Fe than males.  

So what does that mean?  I would argue that, while still able to see inconsistencies and still excellent at analyzing the world around them, female ENTPs would be less likely than males to point these things out and argue about them.  Fe values harmony in its environment, and the better a person’s command of it, the better they will be at behaving in socially appropriate ways. 

Well developed ENTPs are insightful and creative people who don’t let their ability to see the world critically get away from them.  Having a command of lower functions helps round out people’s personalities and makes them more enjoyable to hang around with.  

Now, for a more personal answer:

I adore ENTPs.  I think they’re some of the wittiest, most charming and intelligent people out there.  I think it would be a ton of fun to be married to an ENTP (eventually, that is).  This probably has to do with them being the dual of my type (ISFJ), which means we share the same cognitive functions but use them in the exact opposite order.  

The hot nerd label attached to ENTPs definitely has a degree of truth to it. There’s something very alluring about their intellectualism, the way that they are able to be simultaneously creative and grounded in their thinking.  Tertiary Fe also helps with this, because even when it’s not well developed, it tends to be good at charming people and getting on their good side.

I would also say that, in my experience, ENTPs tend to be one of the quieter extrovert types.  In addition to appreciating their humor, I respect their curiosity and intense pursuit of their interests, which don’t necessarily require other people’s company.  

Sorry if this post is a bit rambling and unclear (it’s been a long day), but I hope that helps.  In general, I would say female ENTPs are a bit more in touch with their feeling function (again, this is speaking generally based off of society’s deeply-ingrained gender norms) than male ENTPs, and, from my perspective as an admiring ISFJ, they are likable and intelligent.

EDIT: I feel I should add that Courtney Yates from Survivor is an example of a hilarious female ENTP.

So I’m watching Orphan Black with a friend for her first time, and we get to the part in the first episode where Sarah meets Felix at Bobby’s bar.

Her: [pointing at Felix] “Wait, is that Tatiana Maslany too?" 

Me: "Maybe……" 

Why everyone isn’t watching Orphan Black is beyond my understanding. It has EVERYTHING: stellar acting (and I’m not just talking about Tatiana), cute lesbians, conspiracies, humor, angst, LGBTQ representation, kickass action, sciencing, THE WONDER THAT IS TATIANA MASLANY, and THIS:

Orphan Black. GET ON THAT RIGHT NOW.

alright shameless peeps considering that shameless is shit and let everyone down i’ve made a list of tv shows to watch to make up for it :) 

the 100

  • just amazing female characters, canon bisexual lead!!!, many poc people there’s so many, friendships!! siblings!! the relationships in this show are developed really well they’re beautiful, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, great plotlines that are interesting, the writers love its show and treats it very well, it’s so amazing!!, intersting political values, everyone is a morally grey character (maybe there are no good guys) and family is v important and its SUCH a top-notch show

black sails

  • really interesting plotlines that ALL CONNECT like they don’t appear out of nowhere, BADASS FEMALES like some of them are kickass-badass and some are political badass and they’re all great!!, really interesting characters!!, okay and it’s either FOUR CANON BISEXUAL CHARACTERS or THREE CANON BISEXUAL CHARACTERS AND ONE CANON GAY MAN, and then poc! not as many as we wish but still there and beautifu l and totally as fleshed out as the rest!! season 2 just ended so there’s time to catch up

orphan black

  • badass females everywhere, i love females, do you love females??? anyways all the females are different and amazing tatiana maslany is a GIFT it’s unbelievable, really important mother/daughter relationships, really important adopted-family relationships, females who can be kickass AND mothers AND eveyrthing really, plotlines are GREAT, evil people are believable and awesome, queer ladies let me get a hell yeaaaaah, als o one trans character that wasn’t there for too long but better be back in season 3 

the fosters!

  • okay so i don’t watch the fosters but i’m gonna try and give accounts based on other people who watch it: really important family ties, esp that of adopted families and families you make :), queer ladies!! interracial married women who are really cute and in love if what i’ve seen is correct, poc!! one of the mothers is poc and i’m pretty sure there are twins who are?? jesus and mariana??? idk i don’t watch it, tiny gay boys who are just developing their sexualities and it’s really important and cute :), if i remember it brings up other really important issues like suicide and sexual assault (again i don’t watch the show so you might wanna fact-check that) really great show okay 

how to get away with murder

  • reallly great storylines like everything is amazing, great poc!!! everywhere!!, awesome ladies who are very diverse!! like they cry and break down and are badass and want love and d o stupid shit they’re beautiful i love them all, queer representation that is gonna bring up pretty big issues (not like tragic gay storyline or anythign just stuff that isn’t usually discussed and it’s great!!!), morally grey characters everywhere, this show is amazing

i’m all out rn but if anyone else wants to add shows on, go ahead! 

  • Me: I apologize in advance if there is a lot screaming at the tv on Saturday night. It's the Orphan Black season 3 premiere.
  • Roommate: I think you should be able to control yourself and not scream at the TV.
  • Me: I'll try...