go-think-about-what-you-all-have-done

Long Ass List of Daredevil Sentence Starters
  • "Scream all you want. Come on, let me hear you scream. Scream loud. Nobody gives a shit down here."
  • "I gotta go bribe a cop."
  • "But seriously, yeah, I gotta go bribe a cop."
  • "Please stop giving my mom cigars."
  • "Look, I'm not asking you to do anything immoral."
  • "You've never done this before?"
  • "Maybe we can help each other."
  • "All I did was ask him for a drink."
  • "Define yourself by what you have, value the differences, make no apologies for what you lack."
  • "I thought I detected a whiff of virtue in there."
  • "But I'm awkward and unfashionable. Those things don't seem to apply to you."
  • "I just don't feel like going home okay?"
  • "So let's hop a few bars, not think about it."
  • "Your outfit kind of sucks, by the way."
  • "You haven't told me anything about you."
  • "Okay, good because I was starting to worry you might be in love with me."
  • "I drank the eel. Not a euphemism."
  • "And we are now filled with mighty eel strength!"
  • "After what you told me, I'm never going home again."
  • "I know you're scared, but I'm here to help you. Okay? - You don't have to be scared anymore."
  • "I make a heck of a latte, if you're interested."
  • "Facts have no moral judgment. They merely state what is. Not what we think of them, not what we feel."
  • "I know how hard this must be for you."
  • "You have no idea how any of this is for me."
  • "They have to pay for what they've done."
  • "They won't listen."
  • "We'll make them listen."
  • "You do not want to test me."
  • "You think this is still about you?"
  • "You should have just killed me. You coward."
  • "This is an offer, not an order."
  • "I did some digging into your, uh past activities."
  • "A man/woman that can be bought isn't worth having."
  • "I said you should move on. Didn't say anything about me."
  • "Even though our perception of it changes, one thing remains constant. The past can never be completely erased. It lingers."
  • "I've been lied to before by men/women. Some were even decent ones but they still felt the need to be dishonest about things that mattered."
  • "Hey, that's not a reason, it's an excuse."
  • "He's/She's like a sexual Rain Man."
  • "I want you to touch my face."
  • "Just tell me what you feel."
  • "You need anything else, you know where to find me."
  • "You want the short answer or the long one?"
  • "We need to contain this."
  • "Lying to that woman is impossible."
  • "Choose a side."
  • "I'm the closest he/she has to family. He'd/She'd do the same for me."
  • "That wasn't very smart, but it was fun watching you bleed."
  • "Life is not a fairy tale. Not everyone deserves a happy ending."
  • "Animals don't stop fighting. Not until one of them is dead."
  • "Admittedly, I'm a work in progress."
  • "Let's get this started."
  • "You know what they call stuff like that? Gifts. The special kind. The kind that very few people have. Or deserve."
  • "Smart don't come out of books, kid. Smart is making the right decision at the right time."
  • "Big world. Not all of it flowers and sunshine, and the only way guys like you and me can survive is to grab it by the throat and never let go."
  • "Are you gonna lie there all night or get up off your ass?"
  • "What a shithole."
  • "This is my life and I made something of it, without you."
  • "Relationships are a luxury men like you and me can't afford."
  • "Is that why you left? Huh? To protect me?"
  • "You got heart kid, but heart's not enough."
  • "Anger is a spark, good. Rage is a wildfire, out of control, therefore useless. Just like you."
  • "We all pay for our choices."
  • "I've learned a lot since you've been gone."
  • "You're a dick."
  • "Say that you want my help."
  • "I want you to help yourself."
  • "I don't need a friend. I need a soldier."
  • "In war, people die. If it's not you, it's the guy next to you."
  • "I swear I will not kill anybody. Pussy."
  • "Never is a man more good looking than when he is in love."
  • "You do your job, I'll do mine."
  • "On occasion some dickery may leak out, but doesn't mean I'm wrong."
  • "So, how long before I do something that pisses you off?"
  • "You can't listen to people like that. You have to just block them out."
  • "Yeah, you're just a guy, right? A really, really good-looking guy."
  • "If you weren't half dead, I would kick your ass."
  • "We're gonna be the best damn avocados this city has ever seen."
  • "Misspelling 'Hanukkah' is a mistake. Attempted murder is a little something else."
  • "Well, we seldom get everything we want. Not in this world."
  • "You were really something back in the day. When you had a soul."
  • "I'm not afraid to die."
  • "We'll be together, that's all that matters."
  • "You really think that this will change anything?"

Today I got much work done, so I rewarded myself by drawing Finn the Human because he is my favorite Adventure Time character. Hooray.

So, I love how Finn is missing a few teeth, right? And it got me thinking that he’s probably gotten a lot of battle scars over the years what with all the fighting and adventuring. So I decided to scar him up because it’s fun. Lol. But yeah, I have a lot of feels for Finn because he just has such an interesting story, and I want to know more about it. Go forth you crazy last-of-your-species-raised-by-dogs boy, you.

I think that the withdrawal of the grant and the implication of student loans necessarily limits people that want vocational careers and produces a generation of people who feel that only the purpose of education is to earn money. And you already see it happening, right? It’s changed the vibe of campus and it changes the kind of people that want to go to college and I think it was done deliberately.

I think it was done deliberately to rid us of all these troublesome thinkers and artists, and of conscientious people. And I think that if Thatcher could have done it she would have done, because I remember a really famous bit of television—well I don’t think it was famous, but it was famous to me:

It was in about 1988 and she was being shown around a women’s college in Oxford, and she said to this girl, ‘What are you studying?’ And it was just broadcast as just a bit of like, filler footage. Thatcher went, 'What are you studying?’ and the girl said, 'Ancient Norse literature.’ And Mrs. Thatcher went: 'Ooh, what a luxury.’

And this wasn’t pointed up as meaning anything, but it does mean something. What it means is that the Prime Minister attached no intrinsic value to knowledge of another culture, or of the past, or of its language. And its a cliché to say, but you understand the modern world through its echoes in the past.

And obviously, there’s not a huge financial future in studying ancient Norse literature, but we do need people that know about these things, and the 'trickle-down’ effect of their knowledge enriches a culture and the people in it. And to say that, what she said—'What a luxury'—indicates that if she didn’t believe there was a direct financial value to it, that it was of no value and the pursuit of that information should not be subsidised by the state, and that’s wrong and I think it was done deliberately.

In the end, [Lord of the Rings, a film trilogy that wouldn’t exist without Tolkien who studied English literature at Oxford on scholarship funds,] that made a lot of money, didn’t it? But you know what, the problem with that is then you’re being drawn into fighting the war on their terms:

When Battersea Arts Centre was threatened with closure because of its withdrawal of funding from Wandsworth Council and when the Bush Theatre was threatened with closure because of the withdrawal of its grant from the Arts Council, the bigwigs from both those places engaged with their detractors by saying, 'But look, we developed Jerry Springer: The Opera and that went on to the West End and made loads of money for businesses,’ and the Bush went, 'We developed this play about whatsit, and so-and-so’s in it,’ and whatever.

But actually, what they should have said was: 'Look, we put on, for a week, a bloke blowing into a balloon and dragging it around on the floor and making funny sounds. And that didn’t transfer to the West End because it has no commercial future, but it is inherently worthwhile.’ That’s what they should have said: 'And that’s why it needs funding.’

But instead they engage on their [detractors’] terms and they’ve already lost because they talk to these people as if the only point of the art were to make money for shops in the West End because people on the way to the theatre were buying crisps. It’s like you’ve already lost because instead of going, 'Well we feel this has an inherent value in and of itself,’ you’ve gone: 'Yes, but look, it made loads of money!’ So it’s a problem.
— 

British writer and comedian Stewart Lee, creator of Jerry Springer: The Opera, discusses current levels of student debt and how it is affecting the careers of potential comedians and other writers/artists/performers. He also discusses the importance of arts funding and grants and the need to defend art for art’s sake.

Lee studied English at St. Edmund Hall in Oxford on a full grant between 1986 and 1989. The Lord of the Rings mention comes from the fact that Tolkien himself studied English at Oxford under a scholarship.

Asgore seeing Toriel after so many years (httyd)
  • Asgore: *in shock*
  • Toriel: ...
  • Toriel: I know what you’re going to say, Asgore.
  • Toriel: How could I have done this? Stayed away all these years. And why didn't I come back to you?
  • Asgore: *comes closer*
  • Toriel: Well, what sign did I have that you could change? That anyone on the underground could?
  • Asgore: *continues*
  • Toriel: I pleaded so many times to stop the fighting, to find another answer, but did any of you listen?
  • Asgore: *continues*
  • Toriel: I know that I left you... but I thought you’d be better off without me.
  • Asgore: *continues*
  • Toriel: *backs away* And I was wrong, I see that now, but…
  • oh stop being so stoic, Asgore. Go on... SHOUT, SCREAM, SAY SOMETHING!
  • Asgore: *stops*
  • ...
  • .
  • .
  • ...You’re as beautiful as the day I lost you.
dark hospital starters

“This is torture…”
”They said it’d only take one operation… but I’m still here and that was three years ago.”
”Welcome, you’re never going to see daylight again.”
“I just want to get out. I don’t care whether I’m better or not.”
“How do I know you’re real?”
“What have they done to me?!”
”What have they done to you?!”
“I want this to stop! I want to go home!”
“Sit still and count to ten, it will all be over soon…”
“Take your medicine and you’ll feel better, I promise.”
”I don’t think the ‘cure’ they keep talking about exists… I think we’re doomed.”
”Now, look at me and stay calm. This’ll only hurt a bit.”
”Why are you strapped to this fucking bed?! What are they doing to you?!”
”Look at me. Can you tell me how many fingers I’m holding up?”
”I thought so, you definitely need more surgery.”
”We’re just very curious… and you won’t live to see another day anyway, so you might as well give it a shot.”
”Something went wrong… I think you’re blind.”
”There are rumours going around that you’re next.”
”If I’d known this was what I was signing up for, I would’ve rather died at home.”
”So, how long have you been here for?”
”For this treatment you’ll need to undress first.”
”Why don’t you just let me go? We both know there’s no cure for this.”
”Open up wide and let me look inside.”
”I’m not going to lie, this will hurt a lot, but it’s the only way to help you.”
”You almost didn’t make it… but I saved your life.”
”Look at the light. Ah, I see… I think I’ll need to do something about that look in your eyes.”
”No, anaesthetics won’t work on you, that’s why I don’t use them. I’m very sorry about that.”
”Let me see what happens when I do this….”
”Can you handle more? I really want to try something else…”
”Maybe you’ll have visitors next week.”
”What happened to your arm? What did they do this time?”
”Oh my god! I can’t even look at you… What happened?!”
“They say I’m in here because I’m crazy, I think I’m crazy because I’m in here.”

Taylor, thank you for being so gracious and giving me this award this evening. I often think back to the first day I met you, also. I think about when I am in the grocery store with my daughter and I have a really great conversation about fresh juice, and at the end they say ‘you’re not that bad after all’. And it crosses my mind when I go to a baseball game and 60,000 people boo me. It crosses my mind a little bit. I think if I had to do it all again, what would I have done? Would I have worn a leather shirt? Would I have drank half a bottle of Hennessy and have the rest of it to the audience? I know you all drank that bottle too. If I had a daughter at that time would I have gone on stage and grabbed the mic from someone else’s?
—  Kanye West accepting his Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV VMAs.

This is my final version of a long list of words the boys have been called. I was going to write “HOMOPHOBIC” on Liam’s one too. Drug addict is something Louis is also related to. “Cheater” for Zayn. 

Next time you read something about them remember that sometimes people aren’t the way they’re portrayed on newspapers. Remember that we, as people, have the power to create a Public Opinion about everybody and everything so be careful on making statements based on what you think you are seeing. The formation of Public Opinion can be done in seconds and the media has the power to spread that opinion like fire. 

So, don’t let these kids burst into flames.

- All the love x.

8

You think you know death, but you don’t, not until you’ve seen it. Then it gets under your skin and it lives inside you. You also think you know life, you stand on the edge of things and watch it go by but you’re not living it, not really. You’re just a tourist, a ghost, then you see it, really see it. Then it gets under your skin and lives inside you and there’s no escape. There’s nothing to be done and you know what, it’s good. It’s a good thing and that’s all I have to say about it.

Kurt Vonnegut for the Signs
  • Aries: "People aren’t supposed to look back. I’m certainly not going to do it anymore."
  • Taurus: "It’s the emptiest and yet the fullest of all human messages: ‘Good-bye.'"
  • Gemini: "Everything is nothing, with a twist."
  • Cancer: "Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."
  • Leo: "If we are not sad when we part, we must have done something lovely."
  • Virgo: "I couldn’t help wondering if that was what God put me on Earth for - to find out how much a person could take without breaking."
  • Libra: "Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone."
  • Scorpio: "I am better now. Word of honor: I am better now."
  • Sagittarius: "To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."
  • Capricorn: "All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist."
  • Aquarius: "Of course it is exhausting, having to reason all the time in a universe which wasn’t meant to be reasonable."
  • Pisces: "The purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved."
CALLING ALL PHANDOM MEMBERS (PARTICULARLY PEOPLE IN THE UK)

If you saw the section on the news earlier about the oreo lick race and the whole ‘it’s against the law to not show that a video is sponsored’ thing you will know they OUTED PHIL

this is 100% unacceptable

1. Phil is a hardworking member of the BBC crew and yet they are having a go at him… what a great way to treat your employees

2. the law on sponsored videos was passed AFTER the oreo lick race was uploaded so Phil, our little sunshine has done nothing wrong

reblog if you think the BBC should apologise to all of the creators they wrongly accused in that report. especially phil yanno, an employee…

(it’s 00:45 btw so i apologize for my grammar and general pissed-off ness)

Go for your Dreams

Everybody has dreams, even if they’re buried deep inside childhood fantasies. Here’s how to find them and make them come true.

1. Get in touch with your dreams. What do you fantasize about doing with your spare time? What extraordinary future makes you feel a little bit more alive when you imagine yourself in it? What did you dream about when you were a child? Think about it and write it all down.

2. Read books or check out websites relating to your dream. Steep yourself in the stories of people who have done or are doing what you want to do. See how they approached following their own dreams.

3. Establish a community. Make sure you have other people to talk to about your goals that will support you and not doubt your dreams. If there is no one in real life, try sites like einsteinfreckle.blogspot.com that let you become friends with people who will not only care about your dreams, but hold you accountable to them. But no matter what, have someone there that truly cares.

4. Identify mental obstacles that stand in the way of your dreams. For example, maybe you’ve always dreamed about becoming a painter, but you were too worried about what people think, or about not making enough money. In this case, your obstacles are ego and finances. Ask yourself honestly: What’s more important, achieving my dreams, or getting respect from my peers, or being financially secure? If I had to choose between my dreams and my other concerns, what would I choose?

5. Make changes in your life. If you’re not already working towards your dreams, you’re probably trapped in a cycle that keeps you locked away from them. Break that cycle if you can - and start to move towards your dreams.

Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Go-for-Your-Dreams

You know what line really got to me this episode?

And I think this is really important for Dipper. The fact that he really doesn’t have anyone to hang out with in Gravity Falls was touched upon in Carpet Diem

but nothing was really DONE. Mabel didn’t even apologize to him about it (although they did make up. the fact she never actually said she was ‘sorry’ is important though)

So while, yeah, she feels alienated from Dipper and all, but it really isn’t Dipper OR Ford’s fault. Hell, Dipper tries to include her.

But he’s met with nothing but mockery from both her AND Stan

and these two have been ganging up on Dipper all summer. You can’t deny that Mabel is Stan’s favorite.

Dipper finally has his friend.

But Mabel doesn’t know how it feels to be the one left out. She’s always front and center, especially when Dipper’s involved. He always puts her first. For once, he’s found something in common with someone who is not her. And while, yeah, Mabel should be afraid of what Ford’s influence on Dipper may be (see “keep this potentially universe ending thing a secret from everyone you know”) she SHOULDN’T be feeling bad that Dipper finally has a friend.

And notice at the end of the episode. Stan apologizes, and even says he’s okay with Dipper hanging out with Ford.

but Mabel doesn’t.

So apparently Mike Pence tried to go to a Hamilton show tonight.

There are reports that they had to stop songs at some points because of all the booing and yelling from the audience. (“when your people say they hate you ” and “immigrants - we get the job done” seem to have been big moments.) Talk about walking into the lion’s den.

I have to wonder what made Pence want to see this show. Like, how much did he know about it beforehand? Just that it was popular and about a Founding Father? How much did he know about the casting and why it was done that way, the message it’s meant to send? How much did he know about the style of music? Did he have *any idea* what he was getting into?

I am haunted by a scenario where Sam and Dean and Cas are all watching TV in Sam’s room and then it’s getting late, and Dean is tired, so he gets up to go to bed, and he’s not even thinking and he means to, like, ask Cas if he’s going to leave Sam alone to sleep and, I dunno, just meaning something like will he go anywhere else but he’s all bleary and tired so he just gets up and stretches and is like, “I’m heading to bed. You coming, Cas?” 

He gets all the way out into the hall before his head catches up and he panics, like, “Oh my god Sam must think we’re sleeping together what have I done.” 

Then Cas follows him out of the room instead of letting him have his panic attack about this in peace, and Dean looks at him meaning to apologise and pretend like he’s never met Cas in his life never mind accidentally invited him back to his room. And Cas just looks at him all confused and asks “Why are you still standing here? I thought we were going back to your room.”

Dean literally has no idea how this ends up with them together but it worked. 

8

“I’m going to take everything away from you.”
“I will get everything you ever had.”

Now what do we do?

I woke up this morning feeling helpless and powerless and angry and scraped out. I woke up feeling small. I sat outside for a few minutes, tried to find my own center, and decided that I needed to do something to both care for myself and feel less powerless. Here’s what I’ve done, if any of it helps you please take some and pass it on. 

1) SELF CARE

Decide how much of all this you want to consume. We sometimes forget that we have a choice about being glued to Twitter and the Internet/TV in general. It can make you feel less alone to be online, but it can also really heighten feelings of stress and terror. Reading think pieces and analysis and panic and gloating doesn’t feel productive to me right now. What feels productive is going to see movies, reading books, taking walks, talking to people, volunteering. I’d rather feel productive and have the ability to breathe than feel informed and miserable, right now. 

Stay connected to the people that give you strength. I have been texting with good friends and family constantly. I am lucky that my parents and sister and I are on the same page- the only time I really cried was when my dad texted me “god help us all”, because in his religiosity I see what we could be. But I digress. I’ve been texting both jokes and misery with my friends. I’ve been checking in with the people who will be most affected by this election. All of these are the people that give me strength. If there are people that give you strength, find them. Be with them. You can talk about it or not.  

Seek out hopeful things. Zoe just sent me this, and I loved reading it. Hope. Hope and positivity, which doesn’t mean putting our head in the sand, but remembering that we’re not at our best if we’re devoid of hope. I come from a state that went red this election, but has gone blue the last two. I find hope in the people I talk to from there. It reminds me to think of people individually, and not as a monolith.

Listen. Listen to others. Don’t think you have to have something to say immediately, or constantly. Don’t feel like you need to solve the world’s problems. Listen listen listen. We all have a point of view. 

2) DO SOMETHING

If you follow me regularly you know that I constantly yell at people to volunteer. Nothing has changed my life, made me smarter, or made me more empathetic than that. If you have money to spare, donate it. If you have no money, donate your time. You may think you don’t have time to volunteer, but I promise you do. Volunteering and donating helps stem the tide of helplessness so many people are feeling. Outside of actual organizations, don’t forget to be decent humans. I know this election has felt for so many like a betrayal- we thought we knew our country, we thought we knew the people in it, but it turns out that we didn’t. Or at least, we didn’t know how they would vote. But that can’t stop us from being decent humans to each other. 

Below are some places I have either worked with, been recommended, or know to be reputable. John Mulaney had some good resources on his Twitter account, and Jezebel did as well. I haven’t listed every resource, of course, and no one is left out on purpose. 

Advocacy for humans

  • Southern Poverty Law Center- monitoring hate groups, fighting for the rights of those too poor to defend themselves in the system, teaching tolerance
  • CAIR- Council on American-Islamic Relations- community outreach, workshops, volunteer opportunities
  • Muslim Advocates- countering stereotypes, raising awareness, working to end profiling
  • Black Youth Project- addressing systemic racism, sexism, trans oppression- volunteer opportunities
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice- organizing white people to be there for non-white people- volunteer opportunities
  • Boys and Girls Club of America- stable safe places for kids to be, volunteer opportunities
  • 826LA- tutoring and creative exploration for kids that don’t have programs in their own schools, volunteer opportunities
  • Sow Much Good- in North Carolina- a program that provides fresh produce to inner cities neighborhoods and teaches them about healthy eating. Volunteer opportunities (if you’re in NC)
  • ACLU- American Civil Liberties Union- the big daddy. Always needs money to fight fights. 

Science

  • UCS- Union of Concerned Scientists- attacking environmental issues with science
  • Next Gen Climate- for environmental advocacy, volunteer opportunities 

Legal

  • KIND- Kids in Need of Defense- immigration help for kids
  • NILC- National Immigration Law Center
  • Esperanza Immigrant Law Project
  • Campaign Zero- ending police brutality, some volunteer opportunities
  • NAACP LDF- NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund to pay court costs for people unjustly targeted by the cops that can’t pay their own legal fees. 

Advocacy for women (really all humans but categories gotta category)

  • Planned Parenthood- women’s reproductive health care and rights
  • RAINN- fighting sexual violence, volunteer opportunities 
  • NOW- National Organization for Women- deals with reproductive rights, legal rights, violence against women, sexism- volunteer opportunities
  • NARAL- Pro-Choice America- volunteer opportunities

Advocacy for GLBT folk

  • The Trevor Project- crisis intervention and suicide prevention, volunteer opportunities 
  • Howard Brown Health- providing health services for GLBT folk in the midwest, volunteer opportunities 
  • GLAAD- GLAAD serves the LGBT community by shaping the media’s narrative. They’ve come a long way in serving the trans community as well. 
  • Trans Lifeline- for trans people, staffed by trans people, volunteer opportunities

Advocacy for animals (not related fully but I had to)

  • Ghetto Rescue- LA based and hands down the best animal rescue/advocacy group I’ve ever seen. They are full of empathy, love for people, and love for animals. Volunteer opportunities in LA. 
  • Patriots and Paws- pairing veterans with PTSD with rescued animals. Volunteer opportunities. 
  • Sante D’Or- the local cat shelter where I volunteer. It makes my life better to be there. 

Any suggestions for things you’re doing to care for yourself or organizations that you feel could use a little extra help, tell me? 

6

Heartbreaking. 

I’ve used that word before to describe Carmilla, but this was definitely another case of my heart just breaking for her. We see her with her sister, her friend, the one she can giggle and laugh with and has shared so many memories with. 

Then to see her lose Mattie, while asking her like a lost little sister would, “What do I do? Tell me what I do?” And Mattie, instead of replying with harsh recrimination, just says “I think you’ve already done it, darling.” Then going on to warn her that someone else is out there, someone they have to be careful of, before dying in Carmilla’s arms. 

This would be the moment that would finally break Carmilla. That’s what so scary, and so incredibly sad. Carmilla has held on to her humanity, her optimism about these humans, and Laura, for so long. But Mattie’s death has severed all that for her. 

She will rage. And you know it’s because she’s so torn up inside.  

“Bro. Bro! Listen to the kids. First of all, thank you Taylor for being so gracious and giving me this award this evening. And I often think back to the first day I met you also. You know I think about when I’m in the grocery store with my daughter and I have a really great conversation about fresh juice… and at the end they say, ‘Oh, you’re not that bad after all!’ And like I think about it sometimes… It crosses my mind a little bit like when I go to a baseball game and 60,000 people boo me. Crosses my mind a little bit. And I think if I had to do it all over again what would I have done? Would I have worn a leather shirt? Would I have drank half a bottle of Hennessey and gave the rest of it to the audience? Ya’ll know ya’ll drank that bottle too! If I had a daughter at that time would I have went on stage and grabbed the mic from someone else’s? You know, this arena tomorrow it’s gonna be a completely different setup. Some concert, something like that. The stage will be gone. After that night, the stage was gone, but the effect that it had on people remained. The… The problem was the contradiction. The contradiction is I do fight for artists, but in that fight I somehow was disrespectful to artists. I didn’t know how to say the right thing, the perfect thing. I just… I sat at the Grammys and saw Justin Timberlake and Cee-Lo lose. Gnarls Barkley and the FutureLove…SexyBack album… and Justin I ain’t trying to put you on blast, but I saw that man in tears, bro. You know, and I was thinking, like, ‘he deserved to win Album of the Year!’ And this small box that we are as the entertainers of the evening… How could you explain that? Sometimes I feel like all this shit they run about beef and all that? Sometimes I feel like I died for the artist’s opinion. For artist’s to be able to have an opinion after they were successful. I’m not no politician bro! Look at that. You know how many times MTV ran that footage again? Cuz it got them more ratings? You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award cuz it got them more ratings? Listen to the kids bro! I still don’t understand awards shows. I don’t understand how they get five people who worked their entire life… sold records, sold concert tickets to come stand on the carpet and for the first time in they life be judged on the chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser! I don’t understand it, bruh! I don’t understand when the biggest album, or the biggest video… I’ve been conflicted, bro. I just wanted people to like me more. But fuck that, bro! 2015! I will die for the art! For what I believe in. And the art ain’t always gonna be polite! Ya’ll might be thinking right now, ‘did he smoke something before he came out here?’ The answer is yes, I rolled up a little something. I knocked the edge off! I don’t know what’s gonna happen tonight, I don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow, bro. But all I can say to my artists, to my fellow artists. Just worry how you feel at the time, man. Just worry about how you feel and don’t NEVER… you know what I’m saying? I’m confident. I believe in myself. We the millennials, bro. This is a new mentality. We’re not gonna control our kids with brands. We not gonna teach low self-esteem and hate to our kids. We gonna teach our kids that they can be something. We gonna teach our kids that they can stand up for theyself! We gonna teach our kids to believe in themselves! If my grandfather was here right now he would not let me back down. I don’t know I’m fittin’ to lose after this. It don’t matter though, cuz it ain’t about me. It’s about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.

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I think if you’re going to sell yourself as a leading man in Hollywood to say “I’m gay”, sadly, is still a huge obstacle. We all know actors who are [gay] who don’t want to talk about it or bring it up, or who deny it. I don’t really know what they do to deal with it. Human rights movements and sexual and gay rights movements have made huge social progress in the last 40 years, without a doubt, but there’s a lot more work to be done. I think it’s extraordinary that every time we get to a point where there’s any kind of trouble in society, people are scapegoated very, very, very quickly. (x)

INTJ vs INFJ

I’ve been getting this question a lot so I thought it was time to do a more in-depth article. I would welcome feedback from any INFJs who are reasonably familiar with MBTI.

If you want to determine the difference between the two you need to look at the functions:

INTJ: Ni > Te > Fi > Se

INFJ: Ni > Fe > Ti > Se

As you can see, the second and third functions are different. Both have Introverted Intuition (Ni) as their primary function. Their auxiliary functions are going to be what most people see. Tertiary functions are going to be less well-developed.

Auxiliary Functions- These are what power each type. This is how they interact with the world.

INTJs use Extraverted Thinking (Te). INTJs are all about getting things done. They have a vision through their Ni use their Te to make it a reality. They are methodical and deliberate in their actions. They create lists, draw up plans, and systematically work to achieve their ends. How their plans will affect others is generally not taken into account. INTJs care more about rationality and efficiency.

Some INTJs are so obsessed with getting things perfect or achieving their goals that they forget to take into account the feelings of those working alongside them. INTJ communication is blunt and to the point. They are irritated by social rituals, though more mature INTJs recognize the benefit of doing them nonetheless.

INFJs use Extraverted Feeling (Fe). They care very much about maintaining group harmony. They want everyone to be happy. INFJs can be extremely good at reading people and identifying their emotions, which makes them good confidants. They support people’s feelings and want to do the right thing. Conflict is something they avoid and they generally want to do what’s best for everyone.

Some INFJs are too good at putting others first and inadvertently become doormats. I have seen more than one INFJ get caught up in codependence or abuse because they wanted to avoid conflict, giving more weight to other’s feelings than their own.

Tertiary Functions- These functions are weaker and take much longer to develop. They are usually stronger later in life.

INTJs use Introverted Feeling (Fi). Their feelings are more internalized. They may be extremely uncomfortable displaying outward emotions. Generally, they are more concerned with how things make them feel than how others are feeling. INTJs are well known for making comments deemed offensive, often unintentionally. Even after the offense is brought to their attention they may have trouble understanding why it made the other party upset (or they may not care). INTJs can care very intensely for a few people and may disregard the feelings of everyone else. This can lead to extreme selfishness in undeveloped INTJs.

INFJs use Introverted Thinking (Ti). People with Ti want the world to make sense internally, but aren’t as concerned with making this a reality. Someone with Ti may take something apart to see how it works, while someone with Te is more concerned with how it can be used. INFJs can use their Ti to notice logical inconsistencies when interacting with other people.

Note: I think it’s a good idea to read up on all eight of the functions and decide which ones apply most to you. Online test can be wrong. If you really want a better understanding of MBTI you need to study the functions.

Some other distinctions:

INTJ: Blunt and honest
INFJ: Caring and tactful

INTJ: I must accomplish my goals at all costs.
INFJ: I hope my goals don’t negatively impact anyone.

INTJ: Enjoys debating
INFJ: Dislikes conflict

INTJ: Efficient
INFJ: Efficient

INTJ: Speaks for themselves
INFJ: Speaks for the group

Further Reading:

Fi vs Fe 101
Extraverted Thinking (Te) in INTJs & ENTJs
How Fe Acts in all Four Positions
How Ti Acts in all Four Positions
How Te Acts in all Four Positions
How Fi Acts in all Four Positions
Fi vs Fe
INFJ vs. INTJ
INFJ or INTJ?
Cognitive Processes