here's-a-stereotypical

I saw a post complaining about stereotypes for Hogwarts aesthetics, so here's modern hopefully non stereotypical aesthetics.

Slytherin :
blowing your allowance on clothes.
being the only friend with pale skin.
being the only friend with dark hair.
nice restaurants where you feel out of place.
wearing the same nice pieces of jewelry everyday.
pleather everything.
screamo music to classical music.
being trained through childhood to play an instrument and knowing none when you’re older.
closet overflowing with shoes and clothes.
but not wearing half of them.
the family disappointment and the family drinker.
has an entire photo album dedicated to tattoo ideas.
do it for the aesthetic.
0 or 100 all the time.

Gryffindor :
most likely to have a LARGE family.
slowly became the favorite child.
has a lot of piercings.
got their belly button pierced in middle school.
secretly in all the fandoms.
secretly shy and innocent.
reads all the time and actually does homework.
constantly saying “fight me.”
but would never hurt a fly.
quit sports halfway through the season.
THE MOST NAÏVE PEOPLE.
HATES hot drinks.
do it for the vine.

Hufflepuff :
making cookies for your friends, but eating them all.
long hugs.
attempting to garden.
WEED BROWNIES.
beanies.
petting all of the animals you see.
playing on sport’s teams all throughout school.
loving everyone.
to their face at least.
do it for you and your friends.
staying up until 6 in the morning when you have to be up at 8.

Ravenclaw :
knowing exactly how to do the homework.
but not doing it because the fandom life is more important.
“the book was better.”
the Original family disappointment.
but goes on to actual be successful.
the band kid.
looks like they’d like classical music.
but really listens to indie and alternative.
do it for tumblr.
wanting too many piercings.
shocking people with the fact you aren’t shy or innocent.
likes hot drinks.
going home in the middle of the day for a nap.
being a morning person who hates waking up early.

Pen Pals

Pairing: Dean Winchester x Reader

Summary: The Reader takes up a Pen Pals writing program at her school, and soon finds herself falling for the military man who’s been sending her letters. What happens when she graduates? Will the letters still come after, or is she just a random person who was strung along just to blow off some steam via words? 

Word Count: 1.7kish

Warnings: AU, Fluff, Light Cursing

Author’s Note: Heyy my loves! This is my entry for @revwinchester‘s Birthday Challenge. I got the prompt “Soldier” with Dean (obviously). This was meant to be a one shot, but then I thought, why not make the other half in Dean’s POV? It’s only fair, right? Second part will come next weekend. And the third the following weekend. I really hope you guys like this! Feedback is definitely welcomed!!

*Part Two*



Chapter One: First Letters

Pen Pal - a person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging letters, especially someone in a foreign country whom one has never met.


I never thought I’d be the one to do these kinds of things. When I signed up for it at the beginning of freshman year in high school, people thought I was insane. They didn’t think I was going to go through with it, you see.

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This Artist Is Using ‘Artivism’ To Break Down Queer Stigma And Stereotypes

A Venezuelan artist is making a bold statement about queerness and art’s power to aid in the breaking down of stereotypes related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) identity. The “ I’m Not A Joke” campaign from Daniel Arzola is a series of images inscribed with compelling truths about human diversity that encourages individuals to live as their authentic selves. 

See more of the stereotype breaking posters here.

HEDORALAND

Ever since I started this blog I’ve wanted to make a special post about Hedorah, and this may be the best time to do it.

While fans know Hedorah as a horryfing, deadly monster that almost killed Godzilla and the planet, the Godzilland products of the 80s showed a very different side of the smog monster.

For starters it was pink. Some stickers here and there may have it purple or green but for the most part it was pink. A weird choise, but this is Godzilland! Even the evil monsters from the movies are nice and friendly here, right?

Actually no. While the anime from the 90s made the likes of King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla friendly, the Godzilland from the 80s had the aforementioned monsters and Gigan as mean bullies. Sometimes, like in this little comic from the box of a board game, Ebirah and Moguera would join the mischief…

But never Hedorah, at least as far as I could see (and I’ve seen a lot). In fact in that comic Hedorah seems to be the victim of Ebirah’s bullying, how crazy is that? And in the last panel it’s winking at the audience, cutely breaking the fourth wall.

All the monsters from the line had a “default” art, mostly used when they are just posing and doing nothing in particular. The ones for King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla depicted them as angry; Hedorah meanwhile was closing its eyes in a way that is often used to denote happiness and joy.

Also very often it was seen eating healthy, non poluted dinner.

The closest thing that 80s Godzilland had to stories was a couple of sticker albums. I know one of them was about a race, and here we see what I assume is Hedorah as part of the audience, cheering; meanwhile the bully trio plans its next mean move.

And then there is another sticker album where Hedorah downright helps defeat the bully trio! It and Moguera help the Mothra larvae throw Gigan into a hole! Did you ever expect to see Mothra and Hedorah officially fighting on the same side?

Another thing about this Hedorah are the lines above it’s eyes. It may be a simplified version of how the original looked, but it’s really hard not to see it as eyelashes. Combined with the fact that it’s commonly pink (and I know I’m being stereotypical here, but come on have you seen Gojirin?) I can’t help but imagine this Hedorah as being female. It probably helps that I first saw the spanish version of Godzilla vs. Hedorah where the smog monster is indeed refered to as a “she”.

Also apparently it (she?) can play the saxophone.

You already saw at the begining that Hedorah lifts (at least tries to), but according to the bootleg cards it also plays baseball.

Here we see some erasers. Hedorah may not be the most detailed one but it’s big! Wich would make it the most useful one as an eraser… but honestly I could never bring myself to use them.

And wathever is going on here, Hedorah seems used to it.

Bottom line, Godzilland is interesting and so is its version of Hedorah. They could have gone the cliche way and make it a mean bully like the others, but I take more joy from seeing it as a pink blob of happiness for a change. Just like the movie it originated from, it reminds us that nothing is set in stone. It’s good to experiment and try new things.

Hawaiian Changeling Child

I have a character that I have changed from white to Native Hawaiian to have a POC lead but that has brought up with some issues with her backstory. The main one is that she has a twin brother who is a changeling. Reading your wonderful site I can see a couple of problems with this, white baby being made POC, Stolen POC babies (The biological twin does appear later and not forgotten about.)  and the main one of him being a security expert and fake breaks into places, like a legal type of thief. I want to keep the twin bond but but if there are two many problems I can just change him into an adopted white younger brother.

Security expert who fake breaks into places to make them better isn’t a terrible problem, but I’m not Hawaiian or Polynesian so I can’t really speak for any exact stereotypes here. As always, you can mitigate this by having multiple native Hawaiians in the story with a variety of roles.

Stolen PoC babies for Indigenous people, on the other hand, is huge. I am talking “guides for what makes a fit parent are conveniently rewritten to steal Indigenous kids” levels. Canada had a mass theft of Indigenous children in the 60s, called the 60s Scoop, so it’s not ancient history at all. This is an Indigenous issue that needs a ton of sensitivity, and if you do want to keep PoC leads then really dig down to which ethnicity doesn’t have a massive adoption crisis in modern day North America.

That all being said, I’m going to specifically talk about some unfortunate implications in the changeling myth, and how you’re reinforcing something you might not be aware of.

Changeling children often end up describing textbook autistic kids, to the point some people believe changelings were describing autistic children. 

Changelings ask strange questions, don’t understand “human” (allistic/non autistic) rules, they have odd sensitivities, rituals, preferences, and sometimes have very superhuman-like abilities. These are the same traits autistic people have.

The main narrative for autism in America right now is that autism “steals” normal kids away, and the goal of various “therapies” for “intervention” is to “find the normal kid underneath autism.” That normal kid doesn’t exist in somebody autistic. But by the way you’ve framed the myth, that normal kid does exist and was stolen.

This isn’t as big a problem so long as the changeling is treated respectfully by the prose, and the end result is “three people, one a bit weird, all become family.” However, if there’s some sort of twist where the changeling is bad, working to destroy things, etc… you’ve basically taken an autistic coded individual and made them evil, reinforcing a narrative that hurts the community deeply.

Regardless of whether or not you keep the character as some sort of PoC, do understand the potential history of changelings, how you’ve created your own changeling, and how you treat them within the plot. This can fight a little bit with PoC representation, because I would love to see fewer “gifted but weird autistic white boy” narratives and more PoC autistic narratives. White boys are terribly over-represented whenever autism is discussed, to the point PoC and girls/AFAB individuals often don’t get diagnosed. People legitimately don’t think it’s possible for us to be autistic thanks to how closely tied autism is to boys.

~ Mod Lesya

i want to clarify something that people don’t seem to get as to why latinx people are upset about izzy’s mess of a storyline (not to mention that it doesn’t serve any purpose, like, what’s the point of it? she’s not getting anything good out of it, it’s not part of a bigger story or anything significant, it’s just there to make her suffer). we know that characters can be addicted to drugs and still be kind, smart and a good person, but the problem here is the reinforcement of stereotypes to latinx characters, especially latinx characters of color. we’re rarely shown in a positive light, we’re always drug dealers, drug addicts, criminals, cleaning ladies, etc. and i’m not saying we can’t be those things but it becomes a problem when that’s the only representation we get. and it is really upsetting that a show like shadowhunters decided to give that storyline to a beloved latinx character who so far had not reinforced hurtful stereotypes and that so many latinx fans admire, it honestly feels like a slap to the face.

The Real ENTP

The Fake ENTP

ENTPs are random, ADHD assholes with a god complex. Every ENTP thinks (s)he’s the smartest, coolest, most powerful person on Earth and won’t shut up about it. They have random nonsensical ideas that can never work in the real world and they can’t focus on anything for more than thirty seconds unless someone threatens their pride. ENTPs are sociopaths and narcissists that can’t think about anyone else except themselves. ENTPs do nothing but make inane puns, brag, argue stupid stuff they don’t believe in, and pretend to make science doodads that everyone knows would never work in the first place. They’re annoying, unfriendly, and only entertaining in the drinking game sense of the word.

I may be a little biased here, but ENTP stereotyping is some of the cruelest I’ve ever encountered. ISFJs and ISTJs are underappreciated, and ENTJs are treated rather cruelly, but ENTPs, more than any other type, seem to be the butt of the mbti joke. The above picture is a great representation of the kind of mbti-flavored bullying we get. And, unlike with any of the other types, the ENTP stereotype accuses us of being the opposite of everything we want to be. It accuses us of being stupid, uninspired, inane, and worthless. It paints us as below everyone else. As dilettantes. As fakes.

The Real ENTP

ENTPs are surprisingly rare on television, and the few that exist tend to be grossly one-dimensional. Ferris Bueller is a rare well-rounded ENTP character and does an excellent job representing the type as a whole. Ferris is cogent and deliberate, has theories and insights on a wide array of topics. delights in characterizing others and predicting their behavior, and believes more than anything in pushing boundaries.

The ENTP stereotype that most confuses me is that we’re loquacious. In my experience, ENTPs rarely exhibit the kind of dominating chattiness with which we’re characterized; rather, we like to sit and analyze a conversation, then jump in if and only if we feel we have something to contribute. This may seem contrary to the notion of extraversion, and it is. The only extraverted aspect of our behavior is that when we are involved in a conversation, we like to be in control. Ferris Bueller only finds himself in the center of attention during the film, but note that he speaks slowly and deliberately. There’s no jumpiness, no hyperactivity. His ideas and speaking are refined, even when he makes connections (”I could be the walrus; I’d still have to bum rides off of people”).

ENTPs are also known for having a variety of good ideas on which they rarely follow through. This isn’t inaccurate, and constitutes one of our biggest self-criticisms. However, I would venture that the negative nature of this quality is a product of the society we live in. I believe our society is optimized for Judgers, and values productivity and goal-orientation over thought, perception, and expression. ENTPs serve an important purpose as quick analyzers and idea generators. In fact, these qualities make ENTPs excellent leaders; they can establish a vision for their team, find the right people, and empower them to be self sufficient. The ENTP is then free to generate ideas and delegate the execution of those ideas to choice members of the team, freeing them to anticipate the next frontier for the long-term team vision.

ENTPs are often accused of being impractical, but this is largely unfounded. As an ENTP I can vouch for how uncomfortable it is to have an idea but no idea of how it could be realized. However, ENTPs don’t much care for details, and won’t elaborate on the realization process, relying on more skilled experts to fill in the gaps.

And I feel compelled to mention the ENTP superpower: Systems Thinking. ENTPs are excellent at seeing the big picture, internalizing very complex interdependent systems, and boiling them down to their basic essence. In fact, the creation and optimization of these complex systems is one of the most enjoyable activities for an ENTP, and positions that afford them the opportunity for Systems Thinking will benefit the ENTP as much as the ENTPs aptitude will benefit the position.

Mistypings

Bear with me. There are FIVE mistypings for the ENTP. It’s bad guys. It’s bad.

ENTPs are most commonly mistyped as INTPs. In fact, I would say that ENTPs are more often typed as INTPs than as ENTPs. This is because ENTPs are not especially extraverted in the colloquial sense, as mentioned above. ENTPs need their alone time and can be happy for a long time without social contact. Moreover, we aren’t always talkative in social situations. What makes us extraverts behaviorally is that, when we are involved in a conversation, we like to be in control. The other, more important, mbti reason we are extraverts is that we lead with Ne. Ideas, vision, and elegance are more valuable to us than mere verisimilitude. In math, for example, we’ll scorn an ugly equation, even if it’s accurate, vying for a model or perspective that lends a more elegant solution. INTPs, on the contrary, just want to find the truth, regardless of elegance. Intuition is merely a means to analyze the world rather than a virtue in its own right.

ENTPs have a rarely matched passion for learning, and, under the right conditions, will excel spectacularly in school. These ENTPs, though less common than the ENTPs that do poorly in school, can be seen as studious, organized, diligent people, and these qualities scream J to the ignorant, causing the studious ENTPs to be mistyped as ENTJs. There are many differences between ENTJs and ENTPs, but most notably, ENTPs care about ideas more than anything. We love to explore new perspectives and think abstractly. Think about the ENTP superpower. ENTJs, on the other hand, have a different superpower. Their well-known superpower is their executive talent, their ability to organize large events and logistics with lots of moving parts. ENTJs will think about the whole system too, but don’t delight in the abstract. ENTJs delight in results.

Male/Female stereotypes create a big problem in mbti, because people often fail to attribute female behaviors to environmental factors and social influences, instead assuming those behaviors are the result of a strong feeling function. The same goes for male feelers mistyped as thinkers. The difference between an ENTP and an ENFP is that ENTPs are more excited by logic, analysis, and theory. ENFPs, on the other hand, are more excited by ethics, inspection, and philosophy. Both types will have a variety of disparate passions, both types will be intelligent, analytical, and insightful, and both types will have a passion for learning. However, thinkers believe that conclusions can be reached and that things are fundamentally similar, while feelers believe that there are some problems that cannot be answered and that things are fundamentally unique. Because of this ENTPs will attempt to come up with theories that apply universally, and will insist that universal truths exist. ENFPs, on the other hand, will advocate for analysis on a case-by-case basis and insist that a large number of individual factors must be considered to come to any meaningful conclusion.

One of the most interesting mistypes for the ENTP is the INTJ. INTJs and ENTPs are incredibly similar on a number of levels because they share the same function stack. They have the same values, the same general thinking style, the same tendencies and distinguishing mannerisms, the same world-view… what separates them is the specific method of cogitation. INTJs lead with Ni, a patient function which takes its time to fully digest a problem before venturing any solutions or ideas. This patience also allows Ni to make long distance connections to ideas and events learned long ago. Lead Ne in ENTPs, however, is not patient. ENTPs will dive right into a subject and immediately begin to ideate an theorize. They generally prefer to make internal connections and reference ideas and facts that have been relevant in the past month or so. The long term connections they do make, they make with Ti. These connections are very different from Ni’s shower-thought epiphanies; Ti stores information rigid collections of abstract attributes, while Ni stores information as a lose, spanning network of associations and relationships. INTJs also have executive skills and can enjoy project planning and execution of goals, while ENTPs are usually averse to this type of thinking. This attribute also causes INTJs to exhibit finishing-anxiety, while ENTPs have no trouble dropping a project as soon as it becomes boring.

The single most aggravating mistyping, however, is as INFPs. I don’t fully understand why this mistyping exists, but I’ve seen it many times. I would venture that it happens as a mix of ENFP and INTP, but that would suggest that it happens disproportionately more to females, while, in fact, it seems to be more common among male ENTPs. There are a couple factors that I think connect the ENTP and the INFP personality types: both are creative, both have very independent value systems, and both really enjoy psychology. So I imagine the non-psychopathic ENTP males with an exceptional penchant for psychology would type as INFPs. However, this is also not supported by data. One such ENTP I know who was repeatedly mistyped as INFP has Asperger’s and is known for his callous disregard for the feelings of others. Moreover, he has a distaste for psychology and for the nature of other people’s minds entirely. I have absolutely no idea why this mistyping happens, but it does. So watch out for it, I guess… can’t really help beyond this.

i want to take a moment here to kill the stereotypical notion that, as a queer person, you have to “explore your sexuality” by going out on different dates or experiment with different partners to be crowned a True Gay™ 

here’s what’s dangerous about that notion: a queer person can often feel invalidated when they think they’re meant to have more experience as a queer person than someone would tell them if they were heterosexual. you would not tell a straight person to “go out and explore their sexuality” if they decided to only have experience with a certain number of people – for example, two would be considered “normal”, and you would not push them to explore their heterosexual-ness after two partners just to “really appreciate it” or “be very sure that’s what they like”.

it’s important that we don’t make queer youth feel like they’re any less queer if they haven’t explored their sexuality with multiple people. this “exploration” you’re encouraging them to do can vary from dating, sexual intercourse, and even flirting – every single person is built differently, and this does not mean they’re any less sure about who they are and what they like.

do not tell queer youth they should experiment more. instead, encourage them to embrace who they are, whether they want only one partner or ten. remind them that just because they haven’t experimented with even a single person, that does not make their sexuality any less valid. just like straight people, queer people are allowed to make up their mind after no person, one person, maybe two, and they are not any less queer because they don’t fit your standards of what truly makes a queer person. 

hearing this, especially from influential people or older people, can be so damaging to queer youth because they feel like they don’t know any better, and this can be so triggering to some, because they’re told they don’t know. they’re told they’re not being queer correctly. and that is not okay.

you have no right to dictate what makes a person queer and what doesn’t. embrace who you are, but let other people embrace who they are, as well, regardless of their experience as a queer person. just let it be. help people accept themselves. be understanding, not condescending. they are not any less queer than you are just because they have less experience than you. keep it in mind.

caoticdragonv19  asked:

Jax what's your favorite meal?

I dont really have a FAVORITE meal lol Im sorta like Goku in that sense But I can tell you what I usually love. I’ll pick my 

Top 5 Savory Cheat Foods and my Top 5 Desserts

Top 5 Savory

1) Lumpia and Pancit I LOVE cause my Philipino friends hooked me up and I fell in love ever since

2) My Fancy Grilled Cheese Sandwich melts I make. I blend tons of cheeses and cook them to perfection

3) Pizza

4) Burgers

5)  I’m gonna be such a stereotype here
BUT GODDAMN I LOVE POPEYES FRIED CHICKEN xD

But a close tie is with Mac N Cheese cause I FUCKIN LOVE MAC n CHEESE

Originally posted by inthepitofmystomach

I really like cheese

Top 5 Desserts

1) MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM CAKE is a Food of the GODs its fusion of 2 perfect desserts. We as a species are not worthy of such divinity that has been blessed to us 

2) Donuts

Originally posted by heartsnmagic

3) Cookies (Mostly Chocolate Chip and Frosted Sugar)

4) Iced Buns Because Im ½ BRITISH AND I MISS THESE THINGS like crazy

5) Brownies 

YOU NEED TO GO SEE “LOGAN” (and here’s why)

Comic book heroes function, more or less, the same way the old gods do in mythologies around the world. Their stories are told over and over again, changing according to the teller and the times. They may die but they never really die. They’re immortal…until they’re not.

Even gods have their end. They usually meet that end when the society which created them evolves, splits, gets conquered. When the values they represent are no longer the values held by the people who once revered them.

So what do you get when a Canadian superhero must take a young Mexican girl and an English nonagenarian across the breadth of the literal and figurative American landscape? You get an American film which feels as if it has been written yesterday, it so poignantly represents the current struggles of our nation. You get a superhero film in which we mourn the old ways, the old gods, and strive to find new and betters ways. In the fight for their place, we fight along with them to discover - and define - our own.

You see, most of the Americans who appear in this film are the bad guys. They’re powerful: rich, educated, connected, heavily armed and armored. They’re going after old men and children with all their might and who cares about those caught in the crossfire? But we Americans watching want our Canadian and Mexican heroes to prevail, to outfight and outsmart our countrymen because in those characters we recognize who and what we used to stand for. In the enemies we recognize who we have become.

This movie is going to be held up alongside The Dark Knight and Captain America: Winter Soldier as the best of its genre.

Let me explain:
(so many spoilers under the cut. all the spoilers)

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Stereotypes: not just inaccurate but also illogical!

A while ago I made a post about how a specific INFP/INFJ stereotype is not only wrong but it also blatantly contradicts other stereotypes. Here are some more!

The original INFP/INFJ one:

“Fi is very private and cannot easily express emotions, and Fe is generally open and expressive”

“Ever notice how INFPs cry all the time and INFJs only open up to people they trust?”

A couple on Ne vs Se:

“ESFPs and ISFPs are so artistic and creative!”

“No that character can’t be an Se user, look at all of the creative things they did!”

AND

“Oh man Ne users have great ideas but they NEVER get anything done”

“No that character who is an accomplished inventor with multiple patents and a successful business can’t be an Se user! THEY INVENTED THINGS HELLO.”

The feeling functions again:

“Fi is selfish and inconsiderate”

“Yeah well I’m an ExTP, I just troll people because it entertains me.”

AND

“Fe desires external feedback!”

“Oh that person likes external feedback in the form of attention? ESFP, definitely.”

Inferior functions:

“You can use your inferior function, but you will probably not be good at it for sustained periods until you’re at least middle-aged and it won’t be how you primarily approach the world.”

“As for evidence that this character is an INxJ, note that they are a skilled athlete and very spontaneous, showing clear evidence for Se use.”

Those wacky NTPs again:

“Yes as an xNTP I don’t care about pop culture like who tf is Klam Kordata.”

“Hahaha well I’m an xNTP so I love memes and science fiction lol”

(I’d like to add here that the NPs I know in real life usually find reality TV fascinating and hilarious. Like, they look down on it, but they are usually more aware of it than the average person. It’s the SPs who genuinely have no idea because they were like, outside)

What is Si even:

“Si is about memory and routine and staying on schedule”

“Yeah, my mom always calls me on Sundays at 3 pm and I’m always busy when she calls this week I had the foresight to clear my schedule. I guess I’m developing my Ni!”

Pride month

Here’s to the LGBT people who are POC
Here’s to the LGBT people who have mental disorders
Here’s to the LGBT people who haven’t fully accepted themselves
Here’s to the LGBT people who are underage
Here’s the to the LGBT people who are senior
Here’s to the LGBT people who are physically disabled
Here’s to the LGBT people who are stereotypical
Here’s to the LGBT people who don’t match stereotypes
Here’s to the LGBT people who are single
Here’s to the LGBT people who are out to everyone
Here’s to the LGBT people who introverted in terms of their self expression
Here’s to the LGBT people who are still questioning their sexuality and or gender
Here’s to the LGBT people who live in homophobic countries and families
Here’s to the LGBT people who are religious
Here’s to the LGBT people who are atheists
Here’s to the LGBT people who have been through an abusive relationship
Here’s to the LGBT people who don’t want to date anyone
Here’s to the LGBT people who have families of their own
Here’s to the LGBT people who are not interested in having a family
Your identity is still valid no matter what. May this pride month be your best.