functional aspects

mirashade  asked:

Most selections in-game are made with the soul moving from choice to choice, but there are certain instances where the soul is not used. Those being when making selections on the main menu like continue and reset, and name the fallen human. Those choices are made in yellow. There's one instance where your choice is selected with both the soul, and yellow text, and that is "erase" or "do not". What do you think about that?

(undertale spoilers)

This is one of those moments where the game’s format both works for and against ascribing a message to individual elements. Toby has designed Undertale to play around with the rules fairly often, but there are a few moments where gameplay and general design choices may clash, should this be consistent at all times. Take the naming screen, for example.

This is a very classic-style naming screen, featured in many-many games throughout the years. Having to select each individual letter is a throwback to the oldest naming conventions in gaming, where a D-pad and an ‘A’ button were the only options and is considering Toby’s influences, it has to be more of a stylistic, than functional choice.

However, notice the gap between the columns and lines. Considering Undertale naturally starts in windowed mode, adding a soul-selection there, rather than yellow text, would add a lot of clutter and in some case make it mildly difficult to tell which letter the player is about to select. So while it’s arguable, this may very well be a deliberate choice of convenience.

Narratively, it can be argued that at that point in the game, the player is merely about to give a name to the fallen human. In a sense, this is how a ‘gateway’ is created from player to the game, starting all the way with the initial description of menus and the assigned control layout. The soul and Frisk don’t come into play until after the naming is complete. It could be argued that since the main menu exists for the player, the individual’s determination is the only thing needed to advance. This line of thinking leads us to the following exchange as well.

Out of all the multiple choices in the game (besides the act of resetting), this is by far the most significant and with the most far-reaching implications. The world lives or dies depending on this choice, though at this point in time there is no way of knowing that both choices lead to the same outcome.

In some parts of the game (notably Flowey and Asgore’s fates), the UI changes somewhat to grant a bigger impact to the moment. While this is a change as well, it is clear that this is different. *FIGHT and *MERCY have no meaning in this conversation and yet the choices are just as significant. Once more, there may be a functional and a narrative aspect to this design choice. Functionally, it helps underline the significance of this moment and allows the player to grasp (or at least suspect) the seriousness of this decision. Narratively, it could be argued that due to the impact, this is a decision that can only be made not only by soul (ironic considering what can happen afterwards), but also every ounce of determination.

As they say, the hardest thing about setting a bomb off, is to actually push the button.

Some Worldbuilding Prompts

1. Biggest and most important exports?
2. Who transports and distributes the food? What happens with out of season foods? How is food kept fresh?
3. What are standards for cleanliness? How do people get clean? Soap and water? Oil and a scraper? Sonic showers? Is bathing private or communal in nature?
4. Literacy rate? Who can read—everyone? Gentry? Religious persons?
5. What are some common musical instruments?
6. Are there calendars? Are they based on agriculture? Astronomy? Religion? Elections? Generations? Migrations?
7. What are some taboos? Are they cultural? Religious? Food-related? Unspoken ones?
8. Names? How and by whom are they chosen? Parents? Village elders? Is there a naming scheme? Bynames or surnames? Inherited titles, or only earned ones? Are names gendered or neutral? What age do people receive their name and do people’s names change as they age?
9. What are the attitudes towards casual sex? What laws might there be controlling casual sex? Are they enforced? Strictly?
10. Who builds new buildings? Skilled laborers or private individuals? Is construction a gendered skill set?
11. Are there non-human races present? How are they viewed/treated?
12. What happens with people’s trash? Where does it go, who removes it?
13. How are large objects moved/transported?
14. What do people do when they get sick? Healer? Home remedy? A doctor?
15. Mythical creatures? Real or fictional? How do people interact with them?
16. What, if any exist, are inheritance laws like? Who can inherit? Do things get passed down? Do titles?
17. Recreational drugs and other intoxicants? What are they, where do they come from, what are the attitudes surrounding their usage?
18. Is there a scholar vs warrior divide? A homemaker/career divide? Are they enforced? How are they valued?
19. Who makes the food? In what fashion is it served, and by whom? Are meals casual or formal? Does one pray before eating?
20. Are there any secret societies/organizations? What purpose do they serve?
21. Is there slavery? Indentured servitude? How does one distinguish between a slave and a freeman?
22. If your world has modern utilities are they widespread? Wealthy only? Do utilities have to be modified to work (electric lines coated with anti-magic coating, etc)
23. Exploration history? Colonialism or simply trade? Closed borders or open? Stagnant boarders, or is there a wish for expansion?
24. Are there guilds, corporations, unions? What laws govern them?
25. Are there gender roles? What are they? Are there even genders? How many? What are they? Are they lifelong? Who designates them?
26. Are there taxes? What kinds of things get taxed?
27. What does the oldest generation complain about most in the younger generations? Vice versa?
28. What goods/activities are considered luxury/upper class?
29. What are the most prestigious professions? The most reviled? The most misunderstood? Are there even professions as we know them?
30. How are children viewed? What roles do they play in society?
31. What are some great works of fiction? Why are they considered great? Does your culture even have fiction?
32. Most places have more than one religion being practiced—how do different faiths interact? Are all faiths in harmony or is there conflict? What are the specific points of contention? Must anyone practice their faith in secret?
33. What are some physical standards of beauty? What lengths do people go to to achieve these standards? (corsets, foot binding, etc)
34. Towns? Is the design planned or organic growth? Is there a center of the city/town? Is it a marketplace? Church? Park? Communal food hall? Are there multiple “center” nodes?
35. What technologies are known and widely available?
36. How do the various classes spend their leisure time?
37. Are there any religious orders? Temples? Nunneries? Monasteries?
38. Careers and Vocations? Soldier, farmer, apothecary? Is there any sort of marked economic bracket? Associated prestige?
39. Who founded the civilization/country/culture/mainstream religion? How are they remembered by their people? By outsiders?
40. Are there sumptuary laws? What are some examples?
41. Do people keep pets, or just working animals? Do they even have domesticated animals? Which ones might be common?
42. How do they get their news? Who writes/releases it? Word of mouth, or is their a newspaper? A town crier?
43. How are artists valued? What are the most common forms of artistic expression? What is the most uncommon?
44. What are the countries/planets/geographical features that form the borders around your culture/country?
45. Landownership—who, how much? Are there any limitations?
46. How do people wear their hair? Do they cover it or leave it uncovered?
47. How are buildings lit at night? Lamps? Candles? Electricity? Maybe they’re not lit at all, and the day ends with the sunlight?
48. How (if at all) are deities depicted in art?
49. Colors: What are the basic colors? Are any significant culturally? Religiously? Royally? Regionally? Clan or class or caste specific?
50. Common family size? Rate of reproduction? How is reproduction viewed or valued?
51. Who are cultural/historical heroes? What are they famous for? How are their stories told? How are they remembered?
52. What is the currency? Is there deviations in legal vs culture-wide currency exchange? Is there bartering or trade at a local or culture-wide level?
53. What kinds of building materials are available? Would the wealthy be able to send away for rarer building materials?
54. Education—are there school systems or are children taught via their parents, private tutors, apprenticeships?
55.  Fashion—is there any concept of it? Is there an industry? How is it valued? How quickly does it change? Are there class implications in styles? Class restrictions on fashion?
56. What are some rude hand gestures? Rude words and slurs?
57. Do people make holy pilgrimages? To where? Why? What god/dess?
58. How are items that take skilled labor to make crated and distributed?
59. What is considered the highest form of art? Music? Dance? Painting? Sculpture? Martial arts?
60. What is a typical home meal like? Does everyone eat together, or are there separate eating spaces for women/children/servants/etc.
61. What are some beliefs/understanding about the nature and structure of the universe? What do they know about the stars and astronomy?
62. Linguistics! Is it a gendered language or no? Do people have different pronouns depending on things such as gender, class, caste, etc.?
63. Hospitality—how does one treat a stranger and how does this differ from how one might treat a friend?
64. What are some minority groups? How are they treated by mainstream culture?
65. Does your mode of address change if someone is your superior or inferior? How? How rude is it if you don’t follow the usual rules of protocol?
66. What is the currency called? What increments does it come in (¼, ½, 1, 5, etc.)? What shape is it? What is it made from (paper, wood, metal, glass, plastic)? What are the exchange rates and processes with changing money to another currency?
67. What kinds of marriage practices are celebrated? Are couples matri- or patrilocal? Is there a bride price? Dowry? How many spouses? What does a marriage ceremony usually include?
68. What are funerals like? How is death dealt with? Is it considered unclean, or is it celebrated? Who takes care of the body? Burial or cremation or something else? Do people tend to believe in an afterlife?
69. What is considered a crime vs simply something uncouth? Who are these punished?
70. Romantic ideals? Taboos? Sexual ideals and taboos? Familial ideals and taboos? Platonic ideals and taboos?
71. What role does fantasy/imagination play? Is it significant? Is it valued? Restricted to art? Unacknowledged?
72. Where does the water come from? How is it distributed?
73. Are there any tourist destinations? Are they religious in significance or just scenic? Historic sites? Monuments? Man-made or natural?
74. What are the commonly accepted laws of public decency? Are there any unspoken rules on rudeness, courtesy, or lawfulness?
75. What is an average lifespan? How is becoming elderly viewed?
76. Sacred symbols? Plants, trees, animals, colors, shapes, icons, etc? Sacred to whom? How are these venerated? Protected or just observed?
77. Who does the majority of the child rearing in a family? The mother? The father? The older siblings? A grandparent? A nanny? Someone else?
78. Personal adornment! Jewelry, hairstyles, tattoos? Who wears such things, if anyone? Why? What could the lack of such adornment signify? Class restrictions?
79. Government system? Who is in charge, and what’s the chain of command like from them on down? What are some restrictions that might be in place regarding who is fit to rule?
80. Are books rare, common, or obsolete? How are they made, who writes them? Is there another way of record keeping?
81. What inspires the architecture? Function? A specific aspect of nature? Abstract art?
82. What are the attitudes of the majority culture towards LGBTQA peoples? Ahat terms do such people use to describe themselves?
83. Travel—are there maintained roads/routes or no? Preferred mode of transportation? What sorts of dangers might one encounter while traveling?
84. What sort of weather is typical? Extreme seasons, or mild ones? What sort of climate is it? What adaptations has the culture developed in response to their environment?
85. What sort of foods are parents forever urging their kids to eat “because it’s good for you!”?
86. What kinds of underclothes are typical? Are underwear the same for both genders? Does underwear change depending on your age?
87. Armaments? Pacifism? Armed citizens? Dueling? Violence restrictions?
88. Does your culture believe in the supernatural? Ghosts, spirits of nature? Of the deceased? Extra-planar? Are they revered, feared, both, neither?
89. Linguistics—what is their writing system like? Vertical or horizontal? Alphabet, syllabic, pictographic?
90. Magic? Real or just folklore? What is the basis upon which the system works? How is magic viewed by the masses? Who uses magic?
91. What is the basic family unit? Nuclear, extended, kids leave at 11, boys and uncles vs mother, sister, aunts, etc.?
92. Are meals communal to family, neighborhood, community? Completely private? Are the dishes in a meal communal or individual?
93. Are typical dwellings single-family, extended family, communal, apartment structure, etc.?
94. What are some notable historical periods? What are they called/named after? Why are they historically important?
95. What is the #1 political issue at the time of your story? How does it effect daily life of the common people vs the gentry?
96. Us vs them? Where does the line fall denoting foreigners? Outside of family? Culture? Language? Religion? Geography?
97. Hospitality—do you afford it even to your enemies? Is it valued?
98. Is the main religion polytheistic or monotheistic? Neither?
99. Standard medical practices? Nothing? Leeches? Antibiotics? Magic?
100. How is sewage dealt with?
101. What do people do in the case of natural disaster? Fire?
102. Is there a symbol of the ruling body? An icon? A royal seal or coat of arms? Does this symbol appear regularly, or is it only brought out on special occasions?
103. What is the age of adolescence? What is the age of adulthood? When does childhood end? Are there coming of age ceremonies? What are the benefits of adulthood?

Homestuck Major Class Guide

I feel like I should have a single solid post about my current thoughts about what the Classes are or do, since they seem to be scattered throughout answered asks here and there on my blog, and not really updated into my major classpect posts as of yet. That will probably start happening as soon as I finish this, not the descriptions themselves mind you, those are fine, just a few single words that I’ve come to like better and better as each Class’s Function Verb.

And because I still get the odd ask or two that asks me things I’ve already answered, like have I considered different verbs or different active/passive alignment or different class pairings etc which yes, I have. (yes, including things like Witch/Sylph, Maid/Heir, Maid/Page, Knight/Seer etc etc) I can guarantee I’ve looked at and thought about 99% of the major and minor homestuck class theories out there, and then some from ideas people all over have thrown at me once or twice, because I think about this a LOT lol. Iike for real, I think about this stuff all the time lol. It’s just where my mind always goes when it wanders, and a good percentage chunk of my thoughts haven’t ended up on tumblr yet

(mostly because for those thoughts I haven’t solidified some things yet, sideeyes my haphazard notepad full of Calliope/Caliborn Cherub Lord/Muse thoughts for instance.)

But anyway, this post is about all the things that I’m currently positive of in terms of what the Basic Homestuck Classes are and do.

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Accurate Typing: The Inferior Function

Read the full Function Theory Guide (mbti-notes.tumblr.com/theory) for more detail, including notes about common typing issues.

The inferior function is opposite to the dominant function, so the two functions generally pull you in opposite directions, feeding you conflicting information about the world. If the dominant function is your true self and who you want to be, then the inferior function is the dark aspect of your personality, the part of yourself that you do not understand very well, the part of your personality that you are prone to avoiding or rejecting. Due to long term reliance on the dominant function and always choosing its goals and desires, the goals and desires of the inferior function remain submerged in the unconscious mind. However, according to psychoanalytic theory, mental activities that are too repressed in the unconscious mind have a way of exerting themselves underhandedly when you least expect it, which implies that the inferior function is not truly “inferior” but actually quite powerful in ways that you do not fully grasp.

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Synastry Guide, Part 1: Basic Compatibility

Hello friends!  I’ve decided to do a guide on synastry, the astrology of relationships, because so many people are interested in compatibility in an astrological context.  This first installment will be a very basic overview of which aspects and placements make for an easy relationship.  Keep in mind, astrology should in no way dictate you choose to be with; if you truly want to, you can make it work with almost anyone! :)

Delineations of the zodiac 

Essentially, every sign has a sort of relationship with every other sign.  This is technically aspects, which I’ll go into later in this post, but for now I’ll just introduce them in a more simplistic way.  Each sign is unique on an individual level but belongs to various other groups, the least complex of which is the zodiac wheel, which contains all twelve signs (if you don’t understand modes and elements, go learn about them quickly and come back!).  After the zodiac wheel, the signs split into two groups: masculine and feminine.  The masculine signs are those which are odd-numbered (aka Aries, the first sign, and Sagittarius, the ninth), whereas feminine are those which are even-numbered (aka Taurus, the second sign, and Pisces, the twelfth).  The masculine signs are similar and therefore get along well easily with one another, as is the case with the feminine signs.  Next come the modes, which complicate things further. There are three modes: cardinal (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn), fixed (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius), and mutable (Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces), which leads us to the elements, as each mode contains one sign from the four elements.  The elements are fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), and water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). Lastly are sister signs, which are the two signs of the same gender in the same mode.

Aspects

Now that you have a basic run-down on how the signs are related to each other, I can introduce aspects, which determine compatibility in a chart.  As I mentioned, signs of the same gender, either masculine (the fire and air signs) or feminine (the earth or water signs), are typically compatible with each other. Certainly, any zodiac combination can be a wonderful relationship, but this is just how it works in classical astrology.  Signs in the same element are even more compatible, however, and same-element relationships are considered the most peaceful and function the most smoothly due to the fact that similar values are in place.  Hopefully you know a thing or two about aspects already, but if not, they’re the distance between two placements on a natal chart and how they interact and affect the individual.  Aspects are determined numerically, but for the sake of this guide, assume that the following relationships result in these aspects.  Aspects between signs of the same gender (with one exception) are called sextiles, and they are positive, beneficial aspects.  If there are many sextiles between two individuals’ charts, this is a very good thing!  Aspects between signs of the same element are called trines, and they’re wonderful as well.  Positive aspects between the personal planets indicate a fundamental understanding of each other that it helps the relationship function better. Aspects between placements in the same sign are called conjunctions, and are typically considered positive placements overall, although in synastry they can lead to a lack of difference between the partners. I mentioned, however, that there is one exception in the whole signs of the same gender rule, and that is the opposition, aka the aspect that occurs between opposite/sister signs. Sister signs are incredibly complicated, and an opposition is usually considered to be a mostly negative aspect, so although this is not necessarily a beneficial aspect, it can have some good qualities. However, not everything is peachy-keen in synastry land; there can be bad aspects, too!  Signs in the same mode square each other, leading to tension between the placements and an inability to coexist.  As I said, oppositions, too, are negative aspects, albeit not as severe as squares.  If you’ve been keeping track, you may be wondering about four signs that you apparently have no relationships with.  These four you have left over, the signs before and after your sign and before and after the sign of your opposite sign, make small aspects with your sign, but they are not very significant, so I won’t go into them now.  Just consider these signs as 50/50; they can be good or bad.

Overview

Woohoo!  You made it to the end of that monster paragraph, congrats.  Your reward is this handy little chart, which tells which signs are the easiest for each sign to coexist with in order of easiest to hardest:

Aries:

Leo, Sagittarius

Gemini, Aquarius

Aries, Libra

Scorpio, Pisces

Taurus, Virgo

Cancer, Capricorn

Taurus:

Virgo, Capricorn

Cancer, Pisces

Taurus, Scorpio

Gemini, Libra

Aries, Sagittarius

Leo, Aquarius

Gemini:

Libra, Aquarius

Aries, Leo

Gemini, Sagittarius

Taurus, Capricorn

Cancer, Scorpio

Virgo, Pisces

Cancer:

Scorpio, Pisces

Taurus, Virgo

Cancer, Capricorn

Leo, Sagittarius

Gemini, Aquarius

Aries, Libra

Leo:

Aries, Sagittarius

Gemini, Libra

Leo, Aquarius

Cancer, Pisces

Virgo, Capricorn

Taurus, Scorpio

Virgo:

Taurus, Capricorn

Cancer, Scorpio

Virgo, Pisces

Libra, Aquarius

Aries, Leo

Gemini, Sagittarius

Libra:

Gemini, Aquarius

Leo, Sagittarius

Libra, Aries

Taurus, Virgo

Scorpio, Pisces

Cancer, Capricorn

Scorpio:

Cancer, Pisces

Virgo, Capricorn

Scorpio, Taurus

Aries, Sagittarius

Gemini, Libra

Leo, Aquarius

Sagittarius:

Aries, Leo

Libra, Aquarius

Sagittarius, Gemini

Scorpio, Cancer

Taurus, Capricorn

Virgo, Pisces

Capricorn:

Taurus, Virgo

Scorpio, Pisces

Capricorn, Cancer

Gemini, Aquarius

Leo, Sagittarius

Aries, Libra

Aquarius:

Gemini, Libra

Aries, Sagittarius

Aquarius, Leo

Virgo, Capricorn

Cancer, Pisces

Taurus, Scorpio

Pisces:

Cancer, Scorpio

Taurus, Capricorn

Pisces, Virgo

Aries, Leo

Libra, Aquarius

Gemini, Sagittarius

Final words

Before I end this post, I’d like to reiterate that when I say good and bad, I really mean easy and hard.  These apply to all placements, by the way, not only sun signs.  There are a few cases when a negative aspect is actually beneficial, but I’ll go into those in a separate post in this series.  Thanks for reading, enjoy your day :)

deepfirecycle  asked:

PS - I *really* appreciate your anti-porn messaging and activism. I'm new to Tumblr, and we need more pushback against the pornbots.

Hi, Eric! Welcome to the blog and thank you so much for the messages you’ve sent me! I really appreciate them and hope you enjoy your time here.

I’ve taken a strong and strict SFW-only approach because within the Internet there are a million places someone could receive a sexualized angle for whatever message it is they’re wishing to receive. Since there is no lack of that, I’ve decided my content won’t be that. Subjects of sex are; of course, not shameful. But, when I was a teenager and a young woman, I very much would have appreciated more content and more interactions that did not gravitate around the subjects of “being sexy” and having sex. I feel that focusing on the health and functional aspects of our bodies would have been way more inspirational to me when I was struggling with my body image and especially my health.

While I would completely agree that pornography consumption is a private matter, it does concern me how the bots on this website can effectively use your content and your likeness to solicit users, especially since this is a website with primarily a young audience. 

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This video explores the similarities and differences between two of Miyazaki’s most well known works: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke. How are they similar? How are they different? What can we learn from that?

Thanks for watching my first video!


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A very good case in point is provided by considering the word art. The original meaning of this word is ‘to fit’. This meaning survives in articulate, article, artisan, artifact and so on. Of course, in modern times the word art has come to mean mainly ‘to fit, in an aesthetic and emotional sense’. However, the other words listed above show that art can also call attention to fitting in a functional sense.

The fact that we are hardly aware of the syllable art in words such as articulate or artefact is an indication of an implicit but very deeply penetrating fragmentation in our thought between the aesthetic, emotional aspects of life and its practical functioning aspects. This fragmentation tends to operate also in the meaning of the word beauty, which is ‘to fit in every sense’. Nevertheless, this word also tends mainly to emphasize aesthetic and emotional fitting.

It can be seen that, in a very profound sense, all these activities are concerned with fitting, i.e. with art. All that man does is a kind of art, and this implies skill in doing things, as well as perception of how things fit or do not fit. This is indeed self-evident for the visual or musical artist as well as for the artisan. It is true also for the scientist and the mathematician, but less evident.

It is clear, then, that reasoning is to be regarded as an art. And thus, in a deep sense, the artist, the scientist, and the mathematician, are concerned with art in its most general significance, that is, with fitting.
—  David Bohm

brittrbrashear  asked:

Alrighty! This may already be answered, but what are some of the concrete differences between INTP and INTJ. I seem to swing radically between the two, depending on my mood, yet people keep telling me it's impossible. I tend to label myself as INTX, but I want to see what others think the difference is, and not just the highly analytical sites. Like, how do these differences play out in real life, stereotypes aside?

INTP’s love to experiment with ideas and concepts. They dig to the center of “how” and then expand off into a world of possibilities. If they are a teacher, their classes are one long lecture led by the random questions students ask and the random thoughts they have to contribute. INTPs love listening to new ideas and concepts. Their facial expressions can be all over the place depending on the conversation. As long as something makes logical sense, they don’t mind pondering it and thinking about something a different way. If they are a teenager, they wear whatever looks interesting to them even if people will stare. They may have a need to communicate and connect with others, yet sometimes have no idea how to do that without seeming awkward or making the other person uncomfortable. INTPs have a wealth of good ideas and try very hard to achieve them, but their ideas rarely play out as they expected. They are slightly awkward softies on the outside, playing in an imaginary world of possibilities and cold facts in their heads.

INTJ’s are the opposite of INTPs. INTJ’s don’t experiment unless they are going to get results. They find a concept, figure it out to the last detail and then DO something with it. If the topic isn’t important, they see no point in discussing it. They need things to HAPPEN efficiently and profoundly. They are the kind of teacher who starts the class with a topic and sticks to the topic for the entire hour leaving little room for discussion. The INTJ doesn’t need too many new inputs because they have it all figured out and they have probably already considered what you’re about to say. They laugh easy and don’t mind giving their opinion. INTJs are quick with a sarcastic, dry remark, stubborn in their views, and don’t mind debating with you till the end of time if it is over something they have thought through. If they feel they need to connect with someone, they do it their way- if the other person doesn’t respond then it isn’t their fault. INTJ’s facial expressions are not all over the place- they only have a few. INTJ’s are genuine, quiet but not shy, and don’t mind being honest with you.

Key differences you can notice….

INTJ’s are future oriented and have a one track mind. This doesn’t mean they can’t multitask, but if they sit down to talk with you about something, there is no way they are going to divert into anything else.

INTJ’s words are bursts of thought-through depth amongst a hard but endearing demeanor.

INTP’s are possibility oriented. There is so much to be done, so much to talk about- getting it all done is impossible. They set out and aim for the best, whatever results of it will be logically sound and unique.

INTP’s words are a random stream of random depth amongst a soft but unwavering persona.

Both types defy societies norms but INTP’s do it more noticeably than INTJ’s.

An INTP’s defiance doesn’t fit into a “norm” it fits into their norm. In addition, INTP’s will be much more aware of their defiance than INTJ’s because that inferior Fe is like an annoying radar for social tension or unrest.

An INTJ is barely conscious of their defiance. They do and say what they want completely oblivious to “how one should behave.” Of course this can be in a negative way, but most of the time it goes completely unnoticed by the status quo. It’s the kind of defiance you miss the first time and do a double take to notice.

Struggles they may face…

A recurring struggle for INTP’s, I’ve noticed, is that inferior Fe. The feeling of disconnect from the emotional playing field everyone feels in-tune with. Our society is so very touchy, meaning their low Fe can lead them into trouble in some areas. Like other inferior functions, some aspects of Fe will be very developed while others will fail miserably. Maybe you are really in tune with what others are feeling and saying, but you have no idea how to respond to it. Or perhaps you can communicate in your own unique style very easily, yet the moment someone throws you into a social situation you’ve never seen, you have no idea how to act.

For the INTJ, I’d say it’s the Fi thing. Like I said, we live in a sensitive society. So often people interpret the INTJ’s bluntness and stubbornness as coldness, when really they can be the softest teddy bear inside. They can understand others and relate to them, yet the way they do it isn’t the same as everyone else’s. They know who they are, what they need emotionally, and what works best for them, but people don’t seem to get that. For some reason being confident and assertive makes them cold and unfeeling.

THE ASPECT OF MIND

hI thought I would start analysing things without promt from followers because I am not popular enough yet, so I thought I would analyse my own aspect, which a few other classpectors and analysers share, Mind!

Mind is the aspect of Terezi Pyrope and Latula Pyrope, no humans in homestuck have this as their aspect, however we can use Dirk as a comparison, for princes, early on, mirror their opposing aspect, later however they are more attuned to their own. (eg. Eridan and Dirk) 

I have looked at a few different analyses of Mind, saying that it is representative of Justice, I believe that Justice manifests because of Mind’s primary functions as an aspect. 

If Heart means Internal, Mind means External, but what the fuck does that mean and how does it apply to canon? I ask. I think they both have a shitload to do with thoughts and feelings, especially because of S: REMEM8ER. Mind’s about understanding what people think and feel and what their actions will be in different scenarios BECAUSE of what they’re thinking and how they’re feeling. This is REALLY useful in law, which is probably Redglare and Terezi were so drawn to it. 

Mind is also all about circumstances, but its not like knowing exactly how the coin will fall, its knowing what people will do if the coin falls either heads or tails. For aspects like void and space, one doesn’t really need people there for their powers to work, all they need is a Universe to do it, but with Heart and Mind and other personal aspects, it doesn’t matter about the universe around you it’s about the peeps in it, yo!  

However aspects arent all about the flashy powers though, as I mentioned in my previous post, your classpect isn’t a set-in-stone thing. Everyone experiences every aspect, but its about where you are, how far you’ve come, and what you need to achieve to be the best you you can be.

“Mario has to jump over ALL the holes” - Andrew Hussie

Heart players deal with Splintering of the self, and their goal is to understand that they’re not the same as their copies, but a unique person with unique experiences. I think Mind is about finding the common things about every you, what makes you strong, what traits you have, your personality, and what makes you YOU. S: REMEM8ER is a realllllly good example because Terezi struggles with her sense of wholeness and wants to be strong like (Terezi) (despite (terezi) heting herself and feeling just like Terezi lol!)

Not every Mind player struggles with their feelings of “wholeness” though. We have only seen two after all, and since we know that Dirk is not alike to Nepeta of Meulin very much despite them all being heart players, and Jake being nothing like Cronus or Eridan tells us that everyone expresses their classpects their own way. It’s really up to your class and what YOU think that means which determines your personality and how you express your aspect.

Mind overall, is the aspect of reason, rationality, understanding, thought, reactions, adaptation, creativity, justice, logic, masks, choice, and people, however, These are basic representations of Mind, but titles themselves are more about the journey a person takes, and how they achieve it. Pitfalls, upbringings, setbacks, boosts. That’s what Sburb does, it challenges its players so that the Genesis Frog has the best chance of creation. Mind players most certainly can be emotional, courageous, anxious, funny, naive, carefree, calm etc. however these are personal traits and literally everyone ever is multifaceted. 

I reckon Mind’s pretty cool, so if your read this and thought: “YEAH THAT SOUNDS LIKE ME BRING IT ON!!!” I will do the rest of the aspects soon and then classes unless anyone prompts me so… That’s my analysis for you! Enjoy it, Folks.

-BY The Seer of Mind: LOTARCLASSPECTS

anonymous asked:

hi, what aspects give poor eyesight/has someone wear glasses? thank you.

This you will be able to see with a vedic astrology sidereal chart.  When Sun, Venus, Moon and Saturn are in weak condition with the 2nd or 12th house rulers it causes potential eyesight issues.  Obviously you have to understand what causes weak conditions.  Usually the planet that rules the 2nd or 12th houses is conjunct or aspecting a functioning malefic, regular malefic, or being aspected by rahu/ketu for starters.   

If you look at my chart you’ll get a good example of how this works  (i wear glasses/always poor vision)  I am a libra sidereal ascendant and mercury is the functional malefic in my chart.  Mercury is in the 1st house conjunct a weak sun (in libra.)  My 2nd house ruler is mars and it aspects a malefic Ketu 4 places from itself.  Sometimes it is just alot of little things that add up.

markdownminion  asked:

Prince of Light drowns out light using their own light, how does that work? They aren't destroying Light they're just having their own light be brighter, the other one is still there, it just isn't as bright. Using this logic, that means that a Prince of Light can't make things darker since their own light is always there. Princes are so confusing sometimes.

It’s only confusing if you forget that drowing out part is only half the equation

remember, their full sentence description is “Destroy Light and/or Destroy with Light”

all of the discussion about them wielding their Aspect AS the destructive force goes in the second half, they can still do the first half, which is straight up destroy their aspect

and sometimes they can do both simultaneously because thats literally their powers as god tiers

and every active class does this, both directly (Function Verbs) their aspect, or uses their aspect to (Function Verb)

talking about how they go about doing one doesn’t mean they cant do the other as well

and the idea about Light being able to destroy Light is the fact that two competing forces cannot exist in the same space, and the stronger force inevitably wins and devours the other one whole

this is why firefighters actualy light smaller fires around wildfires to starve the bigger uncotrollable wildfires that cant be put out with water, by using up the resources before they get there, it causes them to die in their tracks. no fuel no fire.

all Light is not the same or interchangable, in fact nothing is

to use Heart as example, as Souls. You cannot be your soul and someone else’s soul at the same time, if it were, you would be neither of your souls, since you wouldnt be purely you or them, but something new

Light as an aspect is no exception to this rule, nothing is

the signs and workload stress
  • ♈ Aries: Single-handedly does everything they need to do, no bullshitting about. Complete power mode, no one's getting in their head. No time to relax, do it after.
  • ♉ Taurus: Procrastinates until the end of time. If something is due in, will use every excuse under the sun as to why it's not completed.
  • ♊ Gemini: Literally complains for 5 days straight about their workload before even starting, then gets shit done in like an hour. Y'all are the best at bullshitting assignments.
  • ♋ Cancer: Distances themselves from everything to get their work done. You seriously won't hear from them for a week if they're working on something big. Spoils themselves rotten after completing anything.
  • ♌ Leo: Has a small grace period of thinking time, then speeds through shit, making too many spelling mistakes. Gets it done fast but often not thorough.
  • ♍ Virgo: SO. MUCH. EATING. Often tries to dull stress with sensory overloads (drinking, music, food, etc). Procrastinates but pulls everything apart so much that it takes them 10x longer to do than others.
  • ♎ Libra: Falls into a pit of despair at even the slightest inconvenience. Builds things up in their heads to a degree where they can't function properly in any aspect. Never completes anything fully.
  • ♏ Scorpio: Way too calm all the time. Seriously, it's annoying. Handles stress so well that it doesn't show in any way. Calmly goes about their day while fuming inside.
  • ♐ Sagittarius: Gets way too wrapped up in the creative process of work that they don't actually get anything done. Starts new projects instead of finishing old ones but focusses intensely on one thing at a time.
  • ♑ Capricorn: Spends every ounce of their time doing one thing at a time. Will literally take them years to do something if it's not on a deadline. Their work is always above and beyond expectations though.
  • ♒ Aquarius: Changes their mind halfway through everything they do and starts over at least 20 times before sticking with one thing. Often runs out of time to actually get anything done. Hardly shows stress exteriorly.
  • ♓ Pisces: Says 'fuck it' and bails. They have more important things to do most of the time than stress. If ever they can't bail they'll remain collected but probably be dying inside. Least capable of handling stress.

had a bit of a thought for some peoples main argument re: why Knights can’t be Exploit/Apply if all the classes on some level use the functions of their aspect to achieve a thing

its the same case with Mages and Seers being Knowledge and Understanding

their power and area of expertise is the pure Understanding and Knowledge related to their aspect, but that isn’t to say all the other classes are 100% ignorant and know-nothings of their own aspects and what they are or can do, but its just simply not their area of expertise

every single person is gonna know some tidbits of things or be able to use their aspect in certain situations or be able to move it from place to place, or either add it or subtract it from any given situation and etc they are heroes of that Aspect, they can do these things with their aspect

but none of that means anything about your actual class

your class is the Area/Function that you specifically EXCEL in doing, where your actual full potential lies

Mages/Seers EXCEL in Understanding functions

Knights/Pages EXCEL in Application functions

Thieves/Rogues EXCEL in Relocation functions and etc

this is the difference, and this is why Knights/Pages function can be Application, even though the idea of Application is not exclusive to them. Same with Mages/Seers function being Understanding, even though the idea of intelligence is not exclusive to them either

Continuing with the Johnlock dream trend: last night as I was drifting off, a bit of dialogue from TAB went through my head and suddenly I got a different spin on it.

In TAB so many characters function as mirrors to aspects of Sherlock that he is trying to deal with/is uncomfortable dealing with. The whole point of this drug dream is for him to analyze himself, find resolution to his sexuality, his love for John, and Moriarty’s death.

What if there is another layer/mirror in the scene where Sherlock is reeling off deductions about the identity of the veiled woman in his parlor?

Let’s swap out victorian MP!Mary and put real world Sherlock in her place. Then listen to that part again as victorian MP!Sherlock analyzes his mysterious future self:

transcript excerpt: @callie-ariane

HOLMES: You have an impish sense of humour which currently you’re deploying to ease a degree of personal anguish.
(He moves towards Watson and circles around him, still addressing the silent woman.)
HOLMES: You have recently married a man of a seemingly kindly disposition who has now abandoned you for an unsavoury companion of dubious morals. You have come to this agency as a last resort in the hope that reconciliation may still be possible.

How many times before this episode have Moftiss emphasized other people’s views of Sherlock and John as a couple/practically married?

tagging @inevitably-johnlocked and @caitlinisactuallyawritersname because it was too long to put in an ask box

I find the idea that detransitioned females don’t experience dysphoria (or, even better, never experienced dysphoria) to be one of the most interesting points of misunderstanding being thrown around lately in the discourse.
For context, I am a detransitioned female. I felt intense dysphoria and disconnect from my body from the time I was a child, only ever related to men despite a having access to lesbian community (came of age in what is one of the “queerest” cities in the Midwest), and came to understand this as being “trans” as I entered young adulthood. I underwent social transition and RLE for years prior to medical intervention. I did not rush, I went through a therapist (not informed consent), I had support from all of my friends and the vast majority of my family. I ticked off all the boxes and saw myself as no different than any other guy, just with a medical condition that needed medical attention. I still detransitioned.
After almost a year on testosterone, my dysphoria had calmed a bit. Functional aspects of my body changed in ways that make it easier for me to function as a singular human being - outside of social interaction. However, I soon learned that being a man is very, very different than being a woman that everyone has agreed to “treat like a man.” Passing 90% of the time is different than passing 100% of the time. When I realized that I had become fully assimilated, I also realized that I could not exist as a man among men. I thought I could be a “good guy,” but as it came down I realized all of the traits I associated with being a “good guy” were more accurately described as just being a “good human” without a sex category attached. The fact that I had attached a sex category to these ideas is pure internalized misogyny. I left being a man behind, but changed nothing else about myself.
I still have issues with the way I relate to my body. There are days and weeks when I can’t shower, can’t look at myself in the mirror, can’t relate to myself healthfully sexually, and I just want to hide away. I have unhealthy intrusive thought cycles about my body specifically related to the sexed characteristics of my body. When this happens I unleash every single anxiety coping mechanism I have, and it helps to calm and understand the dysphoria but doesn’t take it away.
There is something that takes it away for as long as I am engaged, however. I need to be surrounded by Lesbians who understand my dysphoria. I need to be able to relate to other women who deal with what I do so that I don’t feel like such an alien. Being among Lesbians who do not experience dysphoria can certainly help, but it is no substitute for being with my sisters who know what I’m dealing with. When we are together, talking or not taking, physically or over Skype, I feel better. I feel calm and understood. I feel like there is a place for me even if I struggle with body issues.

anonymous asked:

I've had some difficulties trying to understand passive classes. I mean, I just can't figure out how passive classes work sometimes, essentially when the Aspect is rather abstract like Mind. About Bards, can't they control their destruction? About Sylphs, why "inviting creation" apparently means "heal"? About Pages, where does Jake sphere of hope fits into "inviting exploitation"? About Rogues, how would it be different if Roxy was a Thief, not a Rogue of Void? Sorry for all that questions.

Active and Passive classes are basically just two different ways of expressing a common power or powers

for Instance, Maids and Sylphs are Active and Passive Creation

different things that fall under, or are facets of, Creation are: Healing, Overwriting, straight up Creating, and etc and Both Maid and Sylph can do all these things, or better put, they both can have all of these things be the end results of their actions. BUT. They are expressed or done in different ways, like taking different paths to the same location

so Inviting Creation doesn’t mean Heal, since Maids can also heal, Passively expressing a power, or Inviting a Power to do something is exactly what it sounds like, its like politely asking your Aspect “hey can you do this thing for me when you have the time? thanks” and is more like directing the traffic of your aspect towards a certain thing, like building sandblocks on the side of an overflowing river in order to direct its own natural flow. 

You aren't’ directly controlling the thing, like you can’t snap your fingers and make water suddenly start flowing uphill, but your actions are still influencing it towards your intended natural result regardless, thus you are ‘controlling/have power over it’ that way. 

meanwhile Actives classes do have that direct control of their aspect, they can actively get their intended end result as a direct result of their intent or action

so they would be able to snap their fingers and make their Aspect do a thing on command. or snap their fingers and make water suddenly flow uphill if their aspect was a river. 

I think of it basically as the difference between asking and telling. Both can get you the same end result, but one way has more influence and intuitive understanding of your Aspect and how it works naturally in the world (Passive) and the other way has more direct control over their aspect and what it does, whether “natural” for it or not. (Active)

So for Pages, it goes without saying that any end result that a Knight can do, a Page can get as well, just with a different method. And I’ve actually decided that a better descriptive term for what Knights and Pages do is Application instead of Exploitation.

Application basically means how a thing is applied naturally in the world, aka how you use something for it’s intended function. Like Cars are Driven, Books are Read, Keys open Locks, Locks are opened by Keys and etc etc

so a Page, a Passive Application class, would be someone who could apply the natural functions of their Aspect aka Application (using Hope for example, Hope‘s natural function is to make unreal things reality or more authentic, to make things unstoppable and optimistic etc) by using and understanding the intuitive nature of how their Aspect works naturally aka Passively. 

So with a Page of Hope that kinda makes their class description a kind of circular logic where they naturally makes things authentic and unstoppable by making them more authentic and unstoppable. They sort of become almost like embodiments of what their aspects Naturally just Are. and this makes it look like they are just making their aspect out of nowhere like a creation class, when really it’s more like they themselves become basically a conduit for their Aspect’s own already existent natural functions upon reality. 

So a Page of Hope becomes this natural conduit of Hope, which is a power that makes things real and authentic, is unstoppable, is greatly optimistic etc. The Page themselves becomes a giant conductor of a great unstoppable reality making optimistic power, which is exactly what Jake did. 

and I go into this in more depth here: http://dahniwitchoflight.tumblr.com/post/116136400217 with regards to how the different power complement eachother and are eachothers reverse

and if Roxy was a Thief she basically could make the Void bend to what she wanted it to do without having to understand what it does naturally first. Since she is Passive Relocation, a Rogue, she had to take the time to understand how her already Aspect works and does things naturally and get it to work through it’s own natural means

this means Passive classes might be more limited in their methods of getting an aspect to do something since it has to be in way the aspect already unfolds naturally, but they are not limited in the kinds of end results they can get out of their aspects and can indeed get the same results as their active counterparts, So functionally they are equal to them. But the difference lies in how a Person does it, their method of making things happen basically. 

Grantaire would definitely buy Enjolras extreme and copious amounts of minion merchandise. 

It’d all be useful things, like batteries or kitchen utensils, so Enjolras couldn’t throw it out. He’d be torn between the capitalist hell that is the minion franchise and the functional aspects of a toilet brush holder. 

He couldn’t throw it out because of the glaringly horrific aesthetic, because that would be wasteful and there are people who can’t afford bubble bath. He has to use it, because getting rid of it goes against his moral code.

He does draw the line when Grantaire brings home a onesie for their child.