experimenting with dividers


Oh man oh man….

This was insane!
I legitimately still cannot believe that I made it to the finale, with two AMAZING makeup artists!!!

Andrew with his speed and accuracy. Years of experience sculpting Halloween masks and other special effects pieces has really given his artistic hand some amazing muscle memory. He knows EXACTLY what to pull out of the drawer when it came to each challenge.
KC with her ability to manage enormous amounts of sculpting work in such a small amount of time, and create amazingly creative silhouettes was always putting me in awe.

On top of that, most of the cast was brought back!!! YAS!!! I was so excited! SO stoked to finally be able to work with Phil, I had heard so many amazing things about how awesome he did with sculpture, and following a design aesthetic, and they weren’t lying! On top of that, he was a BEAST in the mold room! He tackled those molds with no problem, I’m pretty sure he didn’t even break a sweat!
And Suzanne! I LOVE this chick, she has so much tenacity, and she is just a constant source of cheer. Add being a fabrication NUT to that, and we had a very special ally on our side! I knew I could trust her to create something, even if  I gave her a basic scribble to work with.

Let me tell you, Glenn was AMAZING to work along side with. Its a TOTALLY different experience to have him next to you, rather than staring down at you. Getting his input, I could feel his excitement, and enthusiasm for Haunted Houses, and it really lit a fire in me to pull through for his vision. His critique and suggestion to our ideas was absolutely fantastic. He truly just wants to have fun, making some gnarly beasts! Being a noob at all of this, all I wanted was that fatherly nod of approval. That’s all I could ask for at this stage of the competition.

One day, I would love to be able to do what they all do, and combine it into something awesome!

This was only PART ONE of the challenge, folks!!! I can’t wait to see what happens next week!

So I’ve mentioned before that I frequently visit the Museum of the Moving Image to stand with people at the “He Will Not Divide Us” installment. Today, I found out that it has been shut down by the museum due to “violence”. Let me be honest. I work at this museum. I’m pretty confident that this is not the true reflection of the people who work in the museum (for the most part). And I get the concerns – but I don’t agree with them. As I’ve said before, there was nothing but love and support coming from those who visited the installment. Lately, there has been an infection of alt-right members, racists, sexists, trolls, and people motivated by hate stalking around the area. These are the people who have created a sense of “violence” (yet there was no actual physical violence occurring – the only arrest made was of Shia Labeouf weeks ago). I’m deeply saddened over the cancellation of “He Will Not Divide Us”. The artists put a lot of work and sacrifice into this, despite what you personally think about Shia Labeouf and his privilege. I’ve seen him strip away of his former title and protest alongside average (but not-so-average) minorities in Queens, NY. I’m so grateful for the movement he and his team has made, and it’s not over. He will not divide us, he will unite us, and we will continue to fight with love wherever the cameras are recording.

How is it that two neighbors can look out their window at the exact same thing, and see something completely different? This is a question many people in America are asking now. 

NPR’s Invisibilia explores it by visiting a small community in Minnesota, called Eagle’s Nest Township, that has a unique experience with the reality divide: some of the people in the town believe that wild black bears are gentle animals you can feed with your hands, and others think they are dangerous killers. This divide leads to conflict and, ultimately, a tragic death. So, is there a “real” truth about the bear, or is each side constructing its own reality?

Invisibilia: Reality Part One

lllustration: Marina Muun for NPR

As members of a subordinate group, Black women cannot afford to be fools of any type, for our objectification as the Other denies us the protection that White skin, maleness, and wealth confer. This distinction between knowledge and wisdom, and the use of experience as the cutting edge dividing them, has been key to Black women’s survival.
—  from Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
My first Ed Sheeran Concert / Argentina / May 2017

I know nobody reads my blog and I’ve got literally 5 followers and this is going to be a long post but I really need to write this down ❤️

So last Saturday was my first ever Ed Sheeran show (and first ever proper concert experience) and I’ve got to say…IT WAS THE BEST FUCKING DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! I’ve lived a pretty decent amount of years and had experienced some beautiful, unique things through out my time on earth but OH MY GOD THIS WAS SO AMAZING, I just can’t get over it, it’s been a week and I’m still super excited about it (I’m also a pain in the ass for everyone who knows me because I just can’t shut up, I’ve literally been talking about it non stop since Saturday) 

I arrived to La Plata at 10:30 am, I live in a small town 620 miles away from it, on the northeast of the country so I had to take a really really REALLY long 13 hour bus ride to get there. I rushed to the hotel, quickly changed my clothes and went to the stadium. My cousin/god-daughter was already queuing with her older brother who was saving my spot. All this madness actually started because of her, in September she’s turning 15 and when the tour dates were released I knew this was the most perfect present for her (she loves Ed). Long story short, at first I wasn’t going with her, her brother was (he’s not keen on Ed), I had to work plus I’m doing a master’s degree that should be finished by the end of may so things were complicated, but then I though fuck it, you only live once! and decided to join her. By the end of march I surprised her with the tickets (which I kept secret for a whole month) and our Ed Sheeran journey began.

I got to the stadium at 11:30am, we had general admision ticket (the front section) so we had to queue to get good spots, when I arrived there were like two blocks of people queuing, some of them arrived on Tuesday and were camping outside for 3 days! We started chatting with some girls who were next to us and spend the whole afternoon together, we were like 6 girls and a dad, laughing and having fun, talking about Ed and stuff, it was so nice to get to know them ❤️ We even heard Ed doing the soundcheck and started screaming like maniacs (Argentinean people scream a lot hahaha)

By 4pm the queue started moving and we were slowly entering the stadium in groups, we ran like crazy (while screaming, obviously) even though the guards kept telling us NO RUNNING! When I entered the stadium I was so shocked by how huge it was and how close we were to the stage! I had no hopes of being close since I was arriving on the date of the show, I even brought my glasses because I thought it would be so hard to see him but, to my surprise, we ended up like 6 or 10 people away from the barricade, we were so so happy we send a voice message to our family screaming in joy. 

And then the wait and torture began, we were literally compressed, I coudn’t even move my arms and sometimes it was really hard to breathe, my cousin ended up a little bit further away from me because I went to get merch when we arrived but I kept an eye on here most of the time. The first oppening show (a local singer) was pretty good, a bit boring. Then it was Antonio Lulic’s turn, he was super charismatic and fun but I was so uncomfortable I just wanted to go, there was a point where I though “this is awful, I’m never getting general admision tickets again” How wrong I was.

It was a really cold day, 9º and it rained a few times, by the time Antonio was done and we were waiting for Ed it started pouring heavily, but we where so hot and pushed together that it was a relief. At 20:30 exactly the screens were lit, we where like 40,000 people inside the stadium, and boom there he was, in all his ginger glory, playing Castle on the Hill with his small guitar sporting a red hoax t-shirt over a flannel (I was hysterical about the flannel lol I just missed them so much) and those lovely tight jeans. And at that moment I knew, everything was worth seeing him, the wait, the cold, the rain, the pain, the pushing, the hair of the girl in front of me in mouth, he was there, a few meters a away from me. It was surreal, seeing him there, I’ve watched so many videos, and I was seeing him live so clearly, he was incredibly beautiful, he had the warmest smile I’ve ever seen, his hair bright orange and the red suited him perfectly, his eyes bright and excited. 

As usual, when he arrived people screamed to the top of their lungs and the Ed Sheeran party began, we were so so loud, and he was so so impressed. After Castle on the Hill he said “Hello, this is amazing” and told us he was looking forward to coming back to Argentina because he remembered how loud we were, and dared us to be even louder than the whole european tour (we were).

The rest of the night was pure magic, I was still uncomfortable but it was so worthy, I kept moving from different spots because people literally dragged me, sometimes I was closer to the stage, sometimes not so much. I sang, jumped, cried and scream through the almost 2 hour show. Apart from being amazingly talented as always and his voice just as sweet, beautiful and powerful, he was super happy to be there. That was the best part, seeing him enjoying the experience as much as we were. 

He kept moving closer to the edge of the stage and I was swooning every time he did, you can literally hear me in the videos sighing “ahhh”.

He sang Castle on the Hill, Eraser, The A Team, Don’t / New man, Dive (which he asked us to sing the loudest while it was raining heavily), Bloodstream (one of my favourite to hear live, because of the energy that performance has and the heavy guitar action), Galway Girl, Feeling Good / I See Fire, Barcelona (every time he sang the lyrics in spanish he smirked, he knew we would scream even louder, Perfect, Happier (where he asked us to turn the lights on, the view was beautiful), Thinking out loud, Photograph (I cried through the whole song, you can hear me sobbing while singing in my video) and then something amazing happened. In between songs we, the people in the general admission area, started screaming “Give me love, give me love” to which he answered “Try next time”. After Photograph, he grabbed his guitar, looked at us while we kept screaming “Give me love” and asked Trevor to bring any guitar that was on tune and HE STARING SINGING GIVE ME LOVE, we were hysterical, we asked, he did it, it lasted nearly 9 minutes, it was breath taking, he even set up a chorus in the crowd, dividing us in Higher Harmony, Lower Harmony and asking to sing non-stop, no matter what happened while he sang and directed us like an orchestra (you must have seen the video by now) It was magnificent. Then came Nancy Mullingan (he asked us to sing the nanananana instrumental part) and Sing (we jumped and screamed like psychos, it was super fun and energetic). He then run to change and came back with the Argentinean football t-shirt, I have to admit I was one of those people who thought it was silly when singers do that, and I didn’t understand the excitement of it, but when he came back I nearly peed in my pants hahahahaha it suited him so nicely, bringing out the blue in his eyes 🎵 Shape of you began, we where all dancing and jumping, and for closure, You need me I don’t need you, where he got all excited moving and running trough the stage like crazy while waving an argentinean flag. (overly excited Ed in YNMIDNY is my favourite Ed) And then he was gone.

I took a few pictures, almost all of them awful (I’m really bad plus my phone is crap) and videos where you can hear the crowd (and me) more than you can hear Ed hahahaha I tried to enjoy the show through my eyes rather than my phone, and I’m so glad I did.

Since december I’ve been strugling with a lot, went through something I thought I’d never had to deal with that got me really really down. The person I loved the most, that I thought would never hurt me, crushed me into pieces and the last 6 months were awful. I was depressed, didn’t leave the house, didn’t showered, lost weight, cut contact with all my friends and family but then the latin american tour was announced and I bought tickets for my god daughter. By the end of march I made the decision to go with her and from that exact moment things got better, I was finally looking forward to something, dreaming about the experience, smiling once again.  Ed’s music lifted me up in a way I tought it was not possible. The moment I saw him my heart was pounding so much. He was there, he was real. People tell me “If you didn’t go you’d have regreted it so much”. Now, being aware of what this type of experience is, what it makes you feel, I would never forgive myself if I decided to stay. I literally never imagined it would be THIS GOOD. 

20.05.17 is, by far, the best day of my life, I’ll never forget it. Thank you singer songwriter Edward Christopher Sheeran. You’re a magical human being.

*Sorry for my english but as you might have guessed is not my first language.

Brianna O’Reilly / Courier Six || Companion AU

“Yeah, you got me. I’m a hooker. Well, hooker by day, mercenary by night. Or should that be the other way around? Either way, I’m your hired gun or your twenty minutes of fun. Make your choice.”

Race: Mixed race (Hispanic / African American)

Sex: Female

Affiliation: The Third Rail, Sole Survivor (optional), Railroad (optional)

Role: Prostitute / mercenary

Location: Goodneighbour, The Third Rail

Base stats: 7 ST, 6 PE, 10 EN, 6 CH, 5 IN, 6 AG, 10 LK

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Ava’s Demon - Maggie & Tuls

Maggie and Tuls are supposed to correspond to the sin of Lust - but it may not be lust in the way it’s usually thought of so much as a certain longing for people and experiences.  

A divide exists between Maggie and Tuls because they’re each distant for different reasons. Maggie wants to be emotionally close to people, but can’t because of trust issues that are - in part - the result of something that happened between her and Ava. In Tuls’ case, it’s not a defense mechanism at work, but that he’s dragged along in what other people want - particularly Wrathia. What they want isn’t what’s best for him.

If Maggie had once been the same way with Ava (or Wrathia-controlled Ava), Tuls’ behavior would frustrate her greatly because he should know better - not only from his own experiences, but from witnessing Maggie’s. In her view, Tuls is immature; almost like he’s pouting.

The lush inner world he inhabits is full of wonderful flowers and fairies, but they technically aren’t real and don’t represent different views. From such a sheltered perspective, any advice he may have offered Maggie in the past may have come off as patronizing or condescending. A lot of Maggie’s behavior could then be an act of rebellion against what she sees as self-destructive complacency.

with an autistic s/o !

Could I request some poly!hamilsquad comforting their autistic s/o? (Headcanons, drabble, literally anything. Your writing is wonderful) (also: you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to!!)

> I’m the autistic S/o anon, maybe sensory overload and then people getting angry at them for stimming? If that’s okay?

boss’ memo : aaa !!!! ty for saying so ! and ! and !!! this request makes me v excited !!! =D i put this as a text post, cause it got v v long! a lot of these are based off my own experiences ! <3

so it’s divided into (2) portions : general hcs with an autistic s/o, and then for comforting said s/o !!!!! =)

  • so !!! let’s talk about special interests, because if you have them then alex wants to hear it because there’s nothing more he loves than seeing someone (especially someone he adores as much as you!) talk passionately–! passion is something he adores and please forgive him if he kisses you while you infodump because!!! because you look so excited and so cute and he has to do something!!
    • and if you can’t exactly find the correct words for what you’re saying, then he’s v good at suggesting some !
    • tbh!! your voice rising and you flapping your hands or stimming and bouncing up and down as you talk is!!! the cutest thing!!
  • john is also a big fan of hearing your special interests, no matter how niche or “strange” they seem ! he’s always in awe of how much you know about your special interest, or how dedicated you are to it ! and it’s okay if you don’t hold on to special interests for very long !! it’s still valid and he still finds them really interesting !!!!
  • hercules !! hercules stims !!! and if you’re the type to texture stim, then he’s good at finding small squares of textured cloth or soft fabric for you to stim with ! herc might teach you know to sew, ‘cause he uses it as a stim himself and it’s a Good Feel for him to pull the needle through the cloth ! he also can make you stim toys, if you’d like!!! he just really likes working with his hands!
    • herc can rock with you in his lap!!! the two of you get to be stim partners !! <3
  • lafayette is v good if you go nonverbal !!! both he and john know sign language (he knows LSF and ASL while john knows ASL and is learning LSF from laf) so they can help you communicate if you have a tendency to go nonverbal ! he’s also very good at getting you out of situations if you begin to feel overwhelmed or overstimulated by noise !!
    • if you’re someone who isn’t v emotive, then laf is v good at reading your subtle body language !! it’s okay!!! you can relax ! you don’t have to pretend to be neurotypical! he knows how you’re feeling!!
  • are there textures or sounds or smells that are Bad? tell them !!! they want to make sure you’re comfortable !!
  • john has a routine !! and he is v accommodating of you if you have one!! he understands if you get upset or have a meltdown because it’s been disrupted !!
    • herc has a routine, too!! and whenever your routines overlap he gets v happy!!!
  • alex likes to send you stimming videos because he likes them himself (he likes paint mixing and cake icing videos!), and laf sends you links to autism positivity blogs !!
  • … executive dysfunction, right? john is v good motivator !! herc, too !! they’re able to help you out with that <3
  • if you have echolalia (like me!!) and you find yourself repeating phrases throughout the day, don’t feel like you’re annoying them!! laf actually finds it relaxing–even if the thing you’re repeating is “he boot too big for he got dam feet” (also? same).

being told to stop stimming due to sensory overload (which is not okay !! its not okay at all!!!)

  • okay !! well being frank, i don’t think anyone’s going to approach you if you don’t want them to when you’re with your partners ! but if this person is so bold as to say it, expect them to be called out by three Very Angry partners while your fourth helps calm you down (the fourth is usually laf. also, those three need to be dragged away.)
    • john is protective beyond belief over things like that, like, he’s v v sensitive when it comes to someone insulting someone else over their mental health, race, gender, etc–there’s nothing that makes him more upset and it’s even worse when it’s being done to his s/o !! plus, john is just down to fight and is brimming with every violent impulse he’s held back he’s ready to Go
    • alex is Extra, as we know,
    • okay, sorry, i’ll elaborate : alex is v passionate, and is always ready to fight, especially when he completely understands what he would be fighting for (you!) and will try his best to stay calm to keep the shouting to a minimum (so he doesn’t add to your stress). but, he’s going to end up seeing red near the end of it, so laf’s gonna have to move you away ‘cause alex is going to start shouting and threatening bodily harm
    • none of the boys can make this a small scene–they will get upset, and when you have four people upset at the same person, people will notice,,
      • don’t worry !! laf’s already moved you out of the way, no one’s going to get upset at you. even if they didn’t know you were autistic, the crowd would still side with you since you seemed to be the person in the most distress and you were trying to cope and stim to calm yourself down!!!
    • like i said, herc’s the one who really stims with you so it’s going to hurt him, too, that someone told you to stop. he’s going to bring up the argument that “hey, if i started doing the same thing my partner was, would you tell me to stop? go ahead, go ahead. tell me. look me in the eyes and tell me!” he’s going to get upset because this person thought you were an easy target. he’s gonna prove ‘em wrong.
  • if you come to them because someone told you to stop stimming (and they weren’t there), then expect john to be the most upset , like he’s not going to be good at comforting for that sort of thing more so because he’s going to ask if you’re okay with telling him who told you this,, it’s your choice if you want to tell him, though !!
    • laf’s going to be the second most upset because he gets frustrated that he wasn’t there with you and something like that happened–!
    • alex’ll probably be the most comforting. he’ll sit with you in his lap (or the other way around, depending on height) and pull up a few stimming videos, maybe rock with you a little. herc will get you earphones, if you have any music that calms you down.
    • they’ll all assure you that the person had no right to tell you that you couldn’t stim, and if you’re feeling overwhelmed, you should have every right to try and calm yourself down the best that you can !!
Classless utopia

Hey guys, if you’re concerned with the “man/woman as a class” approach to gender that emerged recently, remember that:

- If this approach implies that there are only two “societal classes” and a nb person must belong to either one or the other based on relations to misogyny and the patriarchy, it’s heavily overlooking the fact that those relations tend to be complicated when it comes to non-binary people. Their experiences usually cannot be divided into black and white boxes, and even if they could be, implying that this means said person is “basically the same as men/women” is misgendering. This is a fancy way of saying “there are only two genders” while trying not be transphobic, and failing miserably. 

- It’s pointless regarding orientations and attractions. Typically, one isn’t attracted solely to being oppressed under patriarchy, which then would make a defining quality for lesbianism, or privilege and benefiting from misogyny, which would define the attraction of gay men. While it might be some sort of a factor (as in: similiar experiences that come from being privileged/oppressed), it’s just not how orientations work. 

- If based on how one presents, it would misgender non-passing trans people (implying non-passing trans women are “men as a class”), if based on identity, it would either misgender closeted ones or overlook their experiences, as well as pretty much create a paradox considering non-aligned non-binaries. 

While it’s absolutely ok and acceptable to align yourself with a binary gender based on your experiences with misogyny, the patriarchy and privilege, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to. Life is, generally, complicated and not everyone is either a poor oppressed victim or a meanie abuser who benefits from said oppression (though obviously binary women are oppressed by binary men and all non-binary people are oppressed by misogyny to some extent as non-men, while some also benefit from it to varying extents as non-women). 

You don’t have to define and explain your experiences with oppression to strangers online.

You don’t have to align yourself to the binary and you can’t be “assigned” an alignment without it being transphobic. 

Queen of the Quill’s Gossip Update: Ball Edition

My Dearest Readers,

             Missed me?

It’s been ages. Lucky for you, I have the memory of a steel trap and am happy to reiterate the school’s juiciest night of the year for you those who don’t. I’m talking of course, about the recent Unity Ball. Designed for the purpose of instilling a healthy bonding experience amongst the currently divided Houses, but very very quickly turned into a union of the hips between a bunch of inanely horny teenagers. Shocker. Listen, Dumbles. We didn’t need Sybill to see that one coming. But thanks for the great night anyway?

Barty Crouch Jr. made a bold choice in dance partners by taking Alecto Carrow, rather than his recently betrothed, Andromeda Black. However she seemed unbothered by the slight throughout the night. My guess is a severe case of Apathy. And what marriage isn’t complete without that? Sounds like a winning match already!!

Thank the Gods, Hannah Blishwick has made a full and complete recovery from her atrocious decision to be boring. Drunk Hannah made an appearance at the Ball’s after party to the amusement of literally everyone present. Her sloppiness is sure to come galloping behind her so make sure to hide your liqueur stashes and your boyfriends. Of course, Alice Prewett looked about ready to steal the title of Drunken Mess as she was equally embarrassingly drunk throughout much of the night. Also to whoever spiked the punch ( everyone, I’m guessing? ) i think these two owe you some thanks!! 

Greta Catchlove was positively glowing, and whether it was the spectacular dress or just her, she manages to take Best Dressed. Although the other belle of the ball was the exquisite figure of Lily Evans on the arm of Edgar Bones. What a way to recover from her brief but fiery love affair with one James Potter. Who, true to form, was sure to give Celia Avery her Cinderella moment by sweeping in at the last moment to be her date. All’s well that ends well? Not quite, as Edgar and Lily were barely seen together for most of it, and he even managed to squeeze in a dance with Dorcas Meadowes in Evan’s mysterious absence. 

The only couple whose night managed to turn sour was for Alice Prewett and Frank Longbottom. Most likely due to her copious alcohol consumption, the two were seen arguing at the after party when Prewett announced that she liked someone else!!!  While of course, it’s good to be honest, the poor thing may want to work on that pesky           —-timing.  Whoops.

                 –&& as always, thanks for keeping it interesting my dearest readers.  


       Queen of the Quill


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theantmancometh  asked:

I've only ever seen a single episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender which was the episode The Great Divide, which i thought was terrible and led to me dismissing the show. However I recently learnt that apparently this is considered the worst episode in the entire show so perhaps I should give it another look.

Omg you poor, poor soul, you were cheated on your Avatar experience. The Great Divide was THE WORST episode ever in the entire series. It adds absolutely nothing to the plot, character develop, etc. It’s a classic example of a “filler” episode. The series doesn’t even return to the refugees as supporting characters, did the two tribes make it to Ba Sing Se? Are there still minor feuds going on? We have no idea. At least with other minor characters (like Haru and Teo) we see how their lives are after the GAang first meets them. The only possible good thing that came out of that episode is we see how Aang solves conflicts as the Avatar, but on the flip side, he LIED to solve the conflict (which I guess the lie was to benefit the greater good so was it really that bad? probably not, but it didn’t accurately display how the Avatar handles issues). Anytime I re-watch the series, I skip that episode completely. PLEASE watch the series and give it a second chance! I can’t even describe how wonderful of a show it is. If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can watch the episodes there. Netflix had it for a short while but not anymore and I’m not sure if Nick.com has episodes online anymore. But definitely find a way to watch it, you won’t be disappointed :]

Hiiii All :)) so I decided to update my tasm icons (because IMO they weren’t good) + I added some new ones (mostly gwen); below are the icons, they are different sizes (I am experimenting but they are divided by size + colour) 

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I do feel sorry for the poor man that Edward Stevens’ first ten experiments for his thesis about digestion were made on.

He’s described as

’…an Hussar, a man of weak understanding, who gained a miserable livelihood, by swallowing stones for the amusement of the common people, at the imminent hazard of his life. He began this practice at the age of seven, and has now followed it twenty years. His stomach is so distended, that he can swallow several stones at a time: and these may not only be plainly felt, but may be heard, whenever the hypogastric region is struck.’

He was the subject of the first ten of Stevens’ experiments. If you want any idea of what the experiments were like, the description of the first experiment is:

‘At eight o'clock in the evening, I gave the subject of my experiments a hollow silver sphere, divides into two cavities by a partition, and perforated on the surface with a great number of holes, capable of admitting a needle: into one of these cavities was put four scruples and half of raw beef, and into the other five scruples of raw bleak. The sphere was voided in twenty-one hours, when the beef was found to have lost one scruple and a half, and the fish two scruples. The rest was much softened, but had no disagreeable smell.’

The tenth experiment’s description is:

‘Inanimate matters being so readily soluble, I resolved to enquiry how far living animals are capable of resisting the action of this powerful menstruum. With this view, an animal supposed to be destitute of pores, and, according to my experiments, capable of sustaining a degree of heat equal to the human temperature, was enclosed in a sphere perforated with small holes, to prevent the leech from wounding the stomach.

The Hussar took it, and voided it about the usual time, when nothing was found except a black viscid miasma, the remains of the digested leech. This experiment was repeated with earth words, and they were dissolved with equel facility. …It was my intention to make more experiments if this kind, but as the Hussar left Edinburgh soon afterwards, I was obliged to recourse to dogs and ruminating animals’

And Stevens did 'recourse to dogs and ruminating animals’

mbti types as “community” quotes
  • ENTJ: “I discovered at a very early age that, if I talk long enough? I could make *anything* right or wrong. So either I’m God, or truth is relative. And in either case: booyah.” — Jeff Winger (“Pilot”).
  • INTJ: “As a student of character, I have the feeling that trying to make this commercial may cost the Dean his sanity — and my camera follows the fire, not the smoke. Ever seen, ‘Hearts of Darkness’? Way better than, ‘Apocalypse Now.’” — Abed Nadir (“Documentary Filmmaking Redux”).
  • ESTP: “You know, we laugh? But the fact is: student/teacher relationships *do* happen, and they are a *magnet* for lawsuits. In fact, physically attractive students and faculty are actually placed on a watchlist, and are ranked by their potential to incite fraternization.… You guys be extra-careful now! Two people of *your* rankings in this small room? With this type of lighting, and his upper body, and what her heels and hemline are doing to enhance what were already *quite* a few favors from God? It’s all the more important to keep it tasteful!” — Dean Craig Pelton (“Interpretive Dance”).
  • ESFJ: “I told Pierce a thousand times! I never wanted to meet LeVar in person! I just wanted a *picture*!! YOU CAN’T DISAPPOINT A PICTURE!! ….Butterfly in the skyyy! / I can go twice as hiiiiiigh. / Take a look, it’s in a book / A reading raiiiiinboooow. Reading raaaainb… *sobs* Set phasers to LOVE ME!!” — Troy Barnes (“Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking”).
  • ISFJ: “I don’t like it…” “That’s okay. You know, you’re just reacting the way the world did to Jesus.” “I’m reacting the way the world does to movies about making movies about making movies! I mean, come on, Charlie Kaufman, some of us have work in the morning, *damn*!” — Shirley Bennett and Abed Nadir (“Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples”).
  • ENFP: “Hey, sorry for bailing on the psych experiment.” “That *was* the experiment, Troy. We were testing to see how long people would wait in the room.” “……WHOA.” “Oh! Gotcha.” “*Gotcha*? That’s all you have to say?” “Yeah.” “You sat in a room for *twenty. six.* straight hours. Didn’t that… *bother* you?” “Yeah, I was livid.” “Then why didn’t you LEAVE?” “Because you asked me to stay and you said we were friends.” “……Wait, is this still part of the experiment?” — Annie Edison and Abed Nadir, feat. Troy Barnes (“Social Psychology”).
  • ISTP: “So, in the experiment, Stanford students were divided into prisoners and guards. The guards *immediately* started to—” “UGGGGGGGH.” “What’s wrong?” “I’ve got this weird pain right above my eyebrow…” “*rolls eyes* It’s called a stress headache. I got my first one when I was four.” “I hate it!” “Well, get used to it! You’re knee-deep in it now, brother. This is *debate*!” — Annie Edison and Jeff Winger (“Debate 109”).
  • ESFP: “What is *WRONG* with you people?! Huh? I thought you were supposed to be *friends*! I thought you were supposed to LOVE each other! Your love is *WEIRD*! And *TOXIC*! And it destroys everything it touches! I no longer *care* about grade… or biology… or finally graduating from college like I promised my dying father! I’m going *home*. I am gonna hold my wife and my child close, and I am gonna finally TAKE MY INSULIN SHOT. …OFFENSE TAKEN! …Offense taken.” — Todd Jacobsen (“Competitive Ecology”).
  • INFJ: “What if a ghost took the pen.… Seriously: why not. Why not just, ‘A ghost took the pen?’” “Okay, I’ve been saying that for *hours*—” “And we should’ve been listening to *Troy* from the beginning. Guys, look in your hearts and answer this question honestly. What’s more likely: that someone in this group *doesn’t belong* in this group, or ghosts? If we have to choose between turning on each other or pinning it on some spectre with unfinished, pen-related business? I’m sorry, but my money’s on ghost.” — Jeff Winger and Troy Barnes (“Cooperative Calligraphy”).
  • ISFP: “I boiled the yams! Vicki’s yam never sprouted, and I didn’t want her to fail, so I threw off the grading curve, so she wouldn’t have to go to summer school and we could finally have sex at my parents’ cabin! GOD FORGIVE ME, I DID IT FOR LOVE!!” “Holy *crap*! We are *definitely* dissecting pinecones next year!” — Fat Neil and Dr. Marshall Kane (“Basic Lupine Urology”).
  • ENTP: “You didn’t hurt my feelings, Shirley.… I was just trying to throw you a bone because I like you.” “Oh? Well, you can keep *that* bone. Listening to a story about a stranger pissing me off and taking the stranger’s side? And then you can’t talk about your own business, but you insinuate my mama’s a robot because she and I want *makeovers*. *That* is the ladies’ room, Britta. A place where ladies go to share, listen, support each other, and discreetly eliminate waste. And I like you, too. I even like that you’re a little hard. But if you can’t learn to be soft in *there*? You need to pee alone.” — Britta Perry and Shirley Bennett (“Football, Feminism and You”).
  • ISTJ: “You’re mad at me?” “I spent a week planning a party just to make you happy. And then I bailed on the party and ruined it — again? Just to make you happy. And it turns out, while I was wasting my time trying to make you happy? You were making *yourself* happy all over everyone else by doing yet *another* stupid movie spoof.” “I prefer the term, ‘homage.’ …It wasn’t about making me happy. I chose ‘My Dinner With André’ because it’s about a guy who has an unexpectedly enjoyable evening with a weird friend he’s been avoiding lately.… You and I hung out more last year.” — Abed Nadir and Jeff Winger (“Critical Film Studies”).
  • INTP: “What does it mean? …No riddles. You’re screwing around with everyone, you gave *me* a tiara. What does it mean? Are these — are these *blood diamonds*? Are they *Holocaust diamonds*?!” “No!” “Well, what does it mean?!” “It means… you’re my favorite.” “…What does *THAT* mean?!” — Annie Edison, feat. Pierce Hawthorne (“Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking”).
  • ESTJ: “I got freaked out by that, ‘boyfriend’ label. I’m afraid of commitment.” “How original.… You’re acting like I’m a Venus flytrap. I didn’t want or need more than what we were doing.” “Let’s get back to it! Should I get the door?” “I can’t now, because you went to the, ‘friend’ place. That’s *you* getting official, not me. Because unless there’s something I need to know about the lunch lady or that blonde in your Spanish class with the infinite supply of leather jackets? Somewhere between our ninth and eleventh slumber parties, statistically speaking? Most people would call us more than pals.” — Jeff Winger and Michelle Slater (“Interpretive Dance”).
  • INFP: “I don’t think I can finish my commercial. But I think I know how your documentary ends.… I have failed this school. I have failed it because I thought I was better than Greendale. You see, I went to a university, so I thought it was my job to *improve* this place. But it turns out that the only thing wrong with Greendale? Is that it’s run by an insecure wreck, who holds five dances and two talent shows a year because he’s afraid that this school isn’t good enough. But Greendale *is* good enough because it accepts me for when I’m not. Greendale is the best! school! in the entire world! And I’m so sorry, what I’ve done to it.” — Dean Craig Pelton (“Documentary Filmmaking Redux”).
  • ENFJ: “The truth is? I’m lying when I say there is no truth. The truth is — the stupidly, pathetically, inconveniently obvious truth is: helping only ourselves is *bad*, and helping each other is *GOOD*.… It’s that easy. You just stop thinking about what’s good for you, and start thinking about what’s good for someone else, and you can change the whole game with one move.” — Jeff Winger (“Introduction to Finality”).