I normally post these lists on my other blog but posting here instead.
Happy Birthday, Kenny. In honor of his birthday here are my 7 favorite Kenny moments.
7. His letter from Hawaii to the guys
I know this episode is celebrated by Kenny/Butters fans and that happens to be one of my NOTP, but I actually really enjoy this one. Kenny’s letter and Trey’s voice-over while the boys are reading it kills me.
6. Defeating Hell with the Holy PSP
Just Best Friends Forever in general I love. Kenny is the chosen one and saves the day, how can you not love it. Archangel Michael’s reaction to Kenny defeating the armies of Hell with the Holy PSP is great. Like oh come on show me it!, haha. Damn you Trey and Matt. Also at the end when he’s given a Keanu Reeves statue, Kenny’s blank reaction always has me wondering is he thinking “what the fuck is this?” or “hell yeah!”
5. Kenny as a sketch artist
This whole episode is one of my favorites and I’d love to see more like these again. The boys being boys. The part that I enjoyed most by Kenny has to be him being the sketch artist. Plus Kyle’s “Dammit Kenny, that’s not what she said!” added so much. Oh can we appreciate Kenny’s handwriting being Comic Sans.
4. Real life Kenny in I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining
Okay, so I know the actor they cast isn’t canon to how Kenny looks, and I’m pretty sure it’s been established that’s part of the joke. I fucking love the guy they cast regardless. His delivery on the lines are perfect. Kyle and Cartman doing their usual bickering and when Cartman demands Kenny say who’s fault it was for going zipling, “I dunno. I don’t really give a shit.” and later “fuck you, Cartman.” I think all the boys were cast well but Kenny’s my favorite.
3. Betraying Cartman and joining Stan’s side in Black Friday
I know a lot of people would’ve picked Kenny becoming a Japanese princess from the Black Friday trilogy and I almost did. However, I just really love this scene. Stan’s speech, taking out his sword and everyone chanting “to the Princess” and then revealing Princess Kenny. The camera slowly moves in and ends on her rat screeching. Also, looking back maybe I shouldn’t have been so shocked by the SOT twist, lol.
I’m not picking a particular Mysterion moment like I did with Princess Kenny because I can’t. Princess Kenny is Kenny having fun with make believe and dressing up but with Mysterion we really get to explore his character further than before. Mysterion is Kenny. Kenny is Mysterion. We learn more about his experience with death and that his feelings towards it. Later, we see he still keeps the mask on for Karen and is her guardian angel. I can’t even begin to think of a top moment for Mysterion. This was going to be my top pick for Kenny until I remember what is now my first choice…
1. Kenny giving Karen the doll
God, my heart. I can’t handle how much I love this. Both Kenny and Kyle’s love for their siblings are just another part of South Park I love. My friends and I have argued who is the better older brother and I believe it’s impossible to pick. I remember watching this episode and thinking “not bad…but meh…” and then the ending came and I lost it. My heart melted into a thousand pieces. Thinking back to the earlier episodes and all the shit Kenny would do for a dollar and he finally makes some money and uses it to buy his little sister a doll.
The swindler was headed upstairs to visit his friend, the forger. The
bird he passed along the way was the forger’s homing vulture, which was
en route to the forger’s publisher to make a delivery. Unfortunately,
the poor bird had to fly down the stairwell to ground level and out the
open terrace since the forger’s apartment had no windows. She was
carrying some rolled up paper on which her owner had written the perfect
end to his prized short story, what’s delivery was a mission of utmost
You see, the forger was very proud of this story’s ending as it
unabashedly mocked the last two novellas in a complete collection
written by his far more successful literary rival, Condolyssa Blackburn,
who had worked to expose the forger’s dishonesty by high-hatting his
private dealings in said novellas, of which the forger grew thirsty for
revenge. This same short story would later assist the forger in framing
her for a homicide.
So, the swindler in the stairwell knew of the forger’s vulture, but
he hated birds and went about swatting and cursing at her for flying
around in the building. Though, little did the swindler realize that
there was a third crook who had been hiding in the shadows of the
stairwell above him. As the swindler rounded the corner and came into
view, the young thief named Khan had already lept from the banister one
floor up behind the swindler as he planned to knock the swindler down
and take his money.
As was indicative of his inexperience, young Khan did not notice the
vulture until after he lept from the banister as he was too busy marking
the swindler to notice the large bird flying past him on it’s way down.
The sight of the dutiful bird had caused the swindler to stop and swat
and curse, which completely negated Khan’s calculated leap, so as he
fell toward where the swindler would have been had it not been for the
vulture, he joined the swindler in cursing wildly at the bird because
she had single-wingedly ruined his plan.
Khan’s midair cursing fit caught the attention of the swindler who
sighted him, and since Khan was quite green and merely half his age, the
swindler immediately began talking down to him, attempting to
illustrate how feeble and worthless his attempt to swindle a swindler.
Yet, as the swindler turned to continue his ascent upstairs, his pride
had hindered him from noticing that Khan had successfully picked the
wallet from his back pocket.
Thus, Khan’s incredibly embarrassing, albeit successful, incident is
now humorously referred to among his fellow con men as the “greatest con
ever botched,” which is far less mentally demanding than what it was
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Hi, so I was wondering if I can get a head cannon of MC and rfa losing a baby and then maybe finally having one eventually? I lost my baby when I was a lil over 5 months and it crushed me. I've come to peace with it, but I'd love something to read and emotionally connect with. You're an amazing writer so I'm excited to see what you can do(:
Oh my goodness anonny you’re an amazing and such a strong person to have gone through that! I sincerely wish you happiness and love, I’m so happy to hear that this game has helped you overcome such a tough time! Thank you so much for your patience, I wanted to take my time and give you a well-thought out response plus I kind of got carried away when writing these! I truly hope that you enjoy, if you need me to change anything please don’t hesitate to ask!! :)
Side Note/Warning: I decided to get rid of the under the cut thingie since I had a few people message me about it not working plus it wasn’t working on my mobile. So this is a warning. this headcanon talks about pre-mature child deaths and I know that this cane make some people uncomfortable so please skip this one if you feel this way. Anyways, there’s my warning and I hope that the rest of you enjoy!! ^^
You and Yoosung were elated to see that your pregnancy test came back positive
The two of you had been trying for a while now to become pregnant and now that you finally were, Yoosung couldn’t stop tears of joy from flowing
You and Yoosung moved out of his small apartment and into a larger family home, immediately preparing for the baby’s arrival
The two of you even crocheted a tiny baby blanket together, Yoosung said happily that you both sewed it with love
Everything seemed to be going fine with the pregnancy until one morning you woke up and shrieked as you saw blood between your thighs and a sharp pain in your lower abdomen
Yoosung jumped out of bed and drove you as fast as he could to the doctors, trying to calm you down but deep down he knew what the truth was
When the doctor told the two of you that the you had a miscarriage, you sobbed into Yoosung’s shoulder as silent tears slid down his cheeks
Yoosung helped calm you down enough to take you back home but your crying started again when you walked past the nursery
Every night you and Yoosung would lay your crochet blanket in between the two of you, whispering ‘Good night’s’ and ‘I love you’s’ to your unborn daughter
It took a while, but after enough time of mourning for your daughter, you and Yoosung decided to try for another child
And when you became pregnant again, the two of you cried tears of happiness for two hours straight
This time, Yoosung studied regular medicine along side his usual veterinarian medicine to ensure that this child would be born happy and healthy
When it came time for the delivery, Yoosung was extremely nervous that something would happen to either you or your child but the birth went without any flaws
Yoosung held his newborn son close to his chest, kissing his tiny head as tears littered all three of your faces
You and Yoosung would constantly be with your son, giving him all of the love and attention that he deserved
The little Kim even inherited his older sister’s crochet blanket and when he would cry at night, Yoosung would wrap his son in the blanket which would immediately stop his crying
Yoosung would rock his son back and forth, telling his son how much you, himself, and his unborn older sister loved him and how she would always watch over the three of you
After establishing a relationship of love and trust, you and Zen decided that you both wanted children
So when your pregnancy test came back positive, you and Zen couldn’t be happier as he peppered your face with kisses and twirled you around
Preparing for the baby’s arrival would be a fun yet challenging time for the two of you
Zen became increasingly nervous about being a father but after much reassurance from you, he started to believe that he could be an amazing dad for his child
He even told his family about the pregnancy and while they still didn’t accept Zen back, his mother gave him a pair of his old booties for his child to wear
As your due date approached, Zen couldn’t help but notice how you didn’t seem like your tummy was growing big enough to support s baby, but he didn’t want to worry you so he kept his mouth shut
It wasn’t until one day at rehearsals that Zen received an emergency phone call from an ambulance driver that you were in the hospital that Zen felt true panic within himself
Zen rushed to the hospital to find you lying in bed, crying your eyes out as the doctor explained that your baby didn’t survive
To Zen, it felt like his entire world was coming crashing down but he knew that he didn’t have time to wallow in his own self-pity, he needed to take care of you no matter what
Every night Zen would have to calm you down from waking up with nightmares, you’d have to cling onto your husband’s old booties that were meant to be given to your son as Zen would softly sing or hum until you fell back asleep
Only when he knew for sure that you were asleep did Zen allow himself to cry for the death of his unborn son, not realizing that this process would be so painful
With time, both you and Zen healed and when the time was right, you both mutually agreed to try for another child
Zen broke down into a crying mess when you told him that you were pregnant, vowing that o matter what he would see his child be born
He was there with you every step of the way during this pregnancy, especially when you squeezed the life out of his hand during your perfect delivery
Zen looked down to be greeted with a pair of crimson irises as tears filled his own eyes as he looked at his son
He became extremely protective of his new son but still very loving and caring over him, especially when he wore his unborn older brother’s booties which he would always become a happy baby when he wore them
When your son outgrew the tiny booties, you, Zen, and your son would visit your eldest son’s grave and placed them onto of the grave as they talked to him
As Zen held his second son in his arms, he’d silently tell his first son how much he and you love him and how Zen knows that he’ll always watch over the three of them
It had always been your dream to have children and you couldn’t have though of a better partner to have a family with then Jaehee
She always had a motherly aura to her so when you brought up the idea of having children with her, she agreed
After much consideration, you and Jaehee had decided to go with a sperm donor from one of your close male friends
As your tummy grew bigger and bigger, yours and Jaehee’s excitement grew as well when the doctors told you that you would be having a daughter
Jaehee showed a newfound love of crafting and with your help, made a tiny pink floral headband for your daughter
All seemed to be going well with the pregnancy until you felt a sharp pain in your tummy so unbearable that you couldn’t even stand straight
Jaehee rushed you to the hospital only to hear the worst news imaginable, that you baby girl no longer had a heartbeat and had to be removed
Tears poured down your cheeks as Jaehee gripped your hand tightly letting her own tears fall
When the two of you got home, you clutched the small headband that you and Jaehee made for your daughter to your chest, with fresh tears falling
It hurt Jaehee seeing you this upset, so she wiped her own tears away and became your shoulder to cry on
After a while, you shakily asked Jaehee if she wanted to try for a child again, telling her that this is your dream and you know that she’d make an amazing mother
She immediately agreed so the two of you went to a different sperm donor, a friend of Jaehee’s
In a couple of months, you became pregnant again, much to both of your happiness and this time, Jaehee constantly reminded you to take your vitamins and to let her know if you feel any pain
Jaehee was there with you every step of the way, giving you lots of encouragement as you gave birth to a healthy baby girl
Your little girl was bombarded with love from you and Jaehee, even dressing her up with his unborn older sister’s headband which always seemed to make her smile
Jaehee would hold her daughter at night and would tell her how much her mommy’s plus her unborn older sister loved her, the little girl would grow up knowing that her family loved her and would always watch over her
After the two of you got married, Jumin was eager to finally start a family with you
Once you came out of the bathroom with a positive pregnancy test and happy tears, Jumin felt his heart sing with joy as he tightly embraced you
The two of you had so much fun decorating the baby’s room, often having debates on the color of the wall, what the baby should wear Jumin wanted cat onesies and what kind of toys the little one would have
While the two of you did disagree on most things, you and Jumin bought a little cat stuffed animal for your child, one thing you both agreed they needed
As your tummy grew, you started to feel more and more pain, one day it became too much and had Driver Kim take you to the hospital
Once Jumin was notified, he stormed out of his office and rushed to your side only to find you sobbing that your baby boy’s umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck
Jumin was stunned, begging the doctors to do something, anything to save his child but he knew deep down that his son was no longer here
You would cry every time you walked past the nursery with Jumin gently holding your shoulder as you sat in the rocking chair, holding the cat plushie as you told your unborn son how much you loved him
After a while, you and Jumin decided that you both wanted to try for a child again
This pregnancy went as smoothly as any pregnancy could go since Jumin hired the best doctors, chefs, and caretakers
Jumin couldn’t stop his smiling when he saw you deliver a healthy baby girl into the world, holding her close to his chest as he fell to his knees from happiness
Your daughter inherited her unborn older brother’s cat stuffed animal, always seeming to laugh and smile when she held it
Jumin would hold his tiny daughter at night, softly singing to her and telling her that her unborn older brother would always watch over them and that he’d always protect her
Seven had always dreamed of having a large family with you
So when you excitedly showed him your positive pregnancy test, Seven fell to the floor holding your still flat tummy, thanking you repeatedly as he kissed your tummy
He tighten his security system, especially in his baby’s room and went to building so many robo cats
But Seven wanted to give your child something that the two of you made with love together so you both agreed and created a space and cat themed mobile for the top of their crib
Life seemed to be going so well for Seven until one night when the two of you were watching a movie
You suddenly gripped his arm as he saw blood trickled between your thighs as you said that you were in a lot of pain
Seven raced you to the hospital, praying that everything was okay, but they were far from it
The doctor informed you and Seven that your baby was no longer alive, with you immediately bursting into tears and Seven feeling a crushing weight in his chest
When the two of you got back home, Seven laid you down in bed, gently hushing you until you fell asleep in his arms
That was when Seven let himself cry, asking God why he hated him so much to take his son away from him
The two of you got through the mourning process together and eventually, you and Seven were ready to try for a child again
As if God was listening to Seven’s prayers, your pregnancy went flawlessly, the only thing was Seven needed to have his hand checked out by the doctor since you squeezed it so hard
Seven held his son close to him, gently putting his ear to his son’s heart, hearing the beats made him cry tears of joy
The little Choi had his unborn older brother’s mobile and would always seem to stare at it in wonder when it slowly spun
Seven would hold his son at night, gently telling him that even though he would never meet his older brother in this world, someday you, Seven, the little boy, and his unborn older brother would meet and become a true family
I am so happy that I went to see the first performances of the new cast. It wasn’t perfect, there are kinks that need to be ironed out, nerves did show, but overall, I think our beloved show has been placed in the best hands possible to take it forward into another amazing year.
One of the most amazing things about seeing the new cast was that I felt like I was seeing the play for the first time again. It felt like a fresh take on the play, the same words and actions, but with each cast member making their roles their own. That feeling was also helped by the amazing audience in for the performance. They gasped, cheered and laughed in all the right places and in places I don’t think I had heard reactions for before.
The simple fact is, many of these audiences members had not seen the play before, in some cases, they had managed to avoid all spoilers. Their reactions to the play and the cast tells me that we are in for an amazing year!
So I decided I wanted to keep a list of fic recs and update it as I please, I have read all of these and wanted to share them with all of you! There are many other but I wanted to keep it shorter and only add fics I am up to date with/read completely.
Hi there. Not a millennial (birth class of '73 here), but I. LOVE. M*A*S*H. I can watch it over and over and not get tired of it. The humor, the social/political commentary, the acting - although I have to say Alan Alda is my favorite, if I had to pick one - his delivery was pitch-perfect, from the comedic one-liners to the dramatic monologues.
Hi Anon! I’m right there with you on the MASH love! I think I’m technically in that weird in-between GenX and Milennial place where I kinda more or less identify with both (’81), but yeah. MASH rules, and Alan Alda can get it. Hell, he’s still a super good-looking dude.
Although sometimes BJ was my fave.
i do love making cracks about how the show lasted longer than the actual Korean War, though. :))))))
He never in a million years thought he would be so lucky. Kylo found the one person who made his life sane. The person who gave meaning to everything. (Y/n) meant the galaxy and more to him. He never believed he would find love, but love found him.
And he was so utterly and deeply in love with (y/n). Not even Snoke could stand in his way. Kylo married her and made her his forever. But he not only found love, he made love.
Heya. Tell me about how did you get into Hiddleston-fandom and what's the favorite scene he has ever done (if nsfw content is a denied answer)? and why it resonates so much within you? or... why it's your favorite? :D Hopefully my ask makes sense, haha! *loads of hiddles hugs*
Once upon a time, there was a girl who obtained *ahem* Return To Cranford right after it aired in the UK at Christmas. I just remember thinking, uhm, WHO IS THIS????!!!!
I was struck by how lovey and kind and honest and sincere he was. It was one of those times when you feel like…so, is this guy basically playing himself? The whole blonde/blue eyed thing has never been my type, so it really was simply something about HIM that captivated me. There’s something about his face, about his eyes, that seemed so truthful to me. There’s a sweetness about him, a gentleness, an earnestness. I adore the way he interacts with Peggy, how he speaks to her, how he looks at her, how he respects her. And the shirt. THE SHIRT. THE WHITE POOFY SHIRT. *sobbing* I love the white poofy shirts.
After that, I watched Wallander, and I really enjoyed the show as a whole, but life was kind to me, or I was kind to myself, because I (for reasons I still can’t explain) didn’t go scouring the internet for him.
I don’t really keep up with the movie scene, but I tried to watch Thor because of him and Mr.Branagh and I couldn’t get through it. I was totally confused, I had no idea what was happening. I thought it was about Norse mythology, but there was Natalie Portman driving a Humvee through the desert and I was just completely lost. I had no knowledge whatsoever of the comics or the concept of an “AU.” One of my friends had to explain it to me. Then I was like, ah, yes, I got it now.
I started really paying attention in fall 2013 and that was when I fell down the rabbit hole. TDW happened to come along at a time in my life that was immensely stressful (not of my own making, I had moved to a new place and was sort of a one person intervention) and the same friend I just mentioned says that I am “traumatically bonded” to him. HAH! This is unfortunately pretty accurate. I love how smart and vulnerable and sassy he is in this film.
I also had kind of purposely stayed away from The Hollow Crown, but I broke down in November ‘13 and got it. Ugh. I shouldn’t have caved. Because Harry and his stupid eyebrows. *more sobbing*
So I (foolish, foolish girl!!!!) went to Youtube and tumblr and well, I’m sure you know what happens when one does that. It’s past the point of no return then. That’s when you find out that he’s intelligent, educated, well-spoken, has a delicious sense of whimsy and is generally COMPLETELY INFURIATING AND UNACCEPTABLE. *even more sobbing* I was trying to explain to a friend why I liked him and I couldn’t think of better way to describe it other than saying that when I watch him, I believe he is telling me the truth. It isn’t just that he’s a great actor and can convincingly portray character. Actors are essentially paid to lie, to make you think they are something that they are not. But with him, I see the truth. Then when I came across an interview where he said something about being truthful as an actor, I was stunned. :)
As far as my favorite scene…that’s a tough question. I guess it would be the wooing scene in Henry V.
The textual cuts and film editing make me crazy sometimes, but I think he is perfect in it. His delivery of the lines, his body langage, his voice, THE VELVET… Just everything is perfect. I suppose it resonates with me because I want to be treated with the same respect and tenderness he displays in that scene.
Introduction Although the ENTP is given as a single type in typology, their internal personality has a wide variety of manifestations. In order to help you recognize your ENTPs, this set of descriptions is available.
The Harmless Joker “Did you hear the one about…?” - Anonymous.
All ENTPs like jokes but the harmless joker tops them all. Like many ENTPs, the harmless joker wants people to like him, and he attempts to ingratiate himself by telling jokes. He may be very good at telling jokes and have a wide repertoire that he has built up through conscious practice over his lifetime. Like all NT’s he desires competence, and one sees this in his joke telling; he concentrates on delivery, storytelling, the perfect punchline, and can leave people in tears. Frequently, you find this type as the comedian or the humor writer or maybe just the guy down the hall in the office where all that laughing is coming from. They tend to be very expressive as they like to draw a crowd.
Example: Howie Mandel
The Hellbent Achiever “There will be sleeping enough in the grave.” – Benjamin Franklin
Leadership is a quality that many ENTPs gravitate to and many long to achieve, but the hellbent achiever is by far the most driven. This ENTP cannot turn around without founding an institution or inventing a useful device, and indeed they are driven to do this largely by their own great opinion of themselves and their ability to change the world according to their vision. Yes, the hellbent achiever has a very high opinion of himself and isn’t shy about expressing it proudly, but often it is well earned. The achiever may often neglect home and family while he is out in the world trying to make a name for himself, do a bit of good, or simply beat the competition, and often he is remembered as a great person but “all too human” in his ambitions. Work and success are his priority.
Example: Benjamin Franklin
The Lunatic Detective “I’m sure this goes against everything you’ve been taught, but right and wrong do exist. Just because you don’t know what the right answer is … doesn’t make your answer right or even okay. It’s much simpler than that. It’s just plain wrong.” – Gregory House.
Detective work requires a precise logical mind, careful extraction and cataloging of evidence, and strict attention to procedure. The lunatic detective cares for none of these things. In his mind, detective work is a form of mortal combat, him against “the problem”. Thus, the problem consumes him and he attacks it with all his ferocity, letting nothing, not moral codes, not procedures, not logic, get in the way of sniffing out “the answer” with his powerful intuition. He will do whatever it takes for however long it takes to succeed. The detective will often employ a “team” to help him in his investigation but these simply serve as factota, a backdrop for his fascinating brilliance. Their purpose is merely for sounding out ideas. The final move, checkmate, is always his. Woe to anyone who gets in his way because he will see them as simply another obstacle to be removed in his relentless drive to know. The problems, one after another, define him, and he is lost without them, an empty shell. He is the problem and the problem he.
Example: Dr. Gregory House, Shawn Spencer (Psych)
The Relentless Tinkerer “I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.” – Agatha Christie
ENTPs are known as the “Inventor” type for a reason. They invent stuff. How do they invent? Do they look at what everyone has done, studying dusty patent records, draw up a plan, create schematics, demonstrate that their design follows precise logical principles, and then build a perfect prototype, making sure that each modular component functions before moving on to the next? Hell no. They tinker. The relentless tinkerer is the most inclined to create the inventions that we use every day mainly because they would be otherwise very bored. The tinkerer invents, not necessarily to provide people with some added comfort or utility or to make a lot of money, although that is certainly on her mind as she continues to live in her parents’ garage, but for the sheer joy of those rare moments when something actually works the way it’s supposed to. These moments are rare mainly because the tinkerer loves to tinker so much in a constant drive to improve and add features to whatever device she is constructing that she rarely stops to make sure it works before adding something new. The product of the tinkerer, therefore, is a constant work in progress with multiple features moving toward the distant goal of actually working until, one day, everything works all at once. Tinkerers frequently move on to become entrepreneurs as they market their devices, and their companies often follow their own desire for constant innovation.
Example: Steve Jobs, Harry Houdini
The Armchair Revolutionary “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” - JFK
Some ENTPs have a political interest often stemming from their well-intended need to “set everyone straight”, feeling that they are the last bastions of truth and sanity. If people need to be set straight, they must first be crooked, and there is nothing more crooked than politics. Many ENTPs feel that their only job is to tell people things and not actually to do anything. They are, after all, idea people and often expect that others will take up their sensible call and implement the necessary changes. Hence they remain uninvolved, shouting from the sidelines as it were, as armchair revolutionaries. Often living quite ordinary lives, going to work, raising families, and doing otherwise normal things, they see themselves as change agents, having studied a great deal about current affairs, past affairs, and affairs in general, and having formed very strong opinions on how things ought to be. In particular, they are given to believing in conspiracies because they have a strong belief that they alone know the truth and that anything that challenges their truth must arise from a concerted effort by malicious people to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Of course, they may not fully commit to the conspiracies they suggest, but nevertheless they can’t help believing that “something is rotten in Denmark” and that all “common sense” ought to be double checked since they have a powerful fear of collective thinking. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay is often on their list of favorites. Their commitment to uncovering the illogic in mob thinking is the special gift they give to society.
The Confused Wanderer “Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes.That way, if he gets angry, he’s a mile away and barefoot.” – Ajahn Brahm.
ENTPs have a strong attraction to anything new. Novelty is their raison d’etre, but none are so attracted to it than the confused wanderers. Although they may profess to enjoy their unattached lifestyle, they are often in a constant state of confusion as to what they should be doing and why they don’t feel that anything is satisfying enough. They want to try everything exactly once and are good at getting themselves in and out of trouble. Wanderers are not so much bums or derelicts unable to get their lives together—although they may be—as they are on a spiritual quest for something that they don’t understand and don’t know where to find. In a sense, they are looking for something and with each new experience they know that they have not found it. This type may begin by living the life they were expected to live, going to school, getting a job, and suddenly decide that they feel trapped or empty and have to escape all expectations and all ties and attachments. They are the wandering monks of modern times. A few end up in monasteries and convents, ending their quest through spiritual detachment.
Example: Ajahn Brahm
The Classy Professor “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard Feynman.
Many ENTPs, being research oriented and having a strong drive to create knowledge, end up in academia or equivalent positions. Although they may take longer to reach these positions than their introverted counterparts the INTPs because they were “doing other stuff”, they tend to use their multitasking abilities to good effect in this area, and they bring a much needed element to academia, especially the sciences and engineering, class. The ENTP, being outwardly focused, injects style as well as substance into her lectures, papers, presentations, and anything else she produces. While for the INTP, the primary goal is understanding, for the ENTP the primary goal is interest, and thus the ENTP generates interest in others by making even the most mundane subjects interesting. Academic ENTPs tend to be the most introverted kind because academics requires so much concentration and alone time, but their extroversion is often seen in group meetings and the classroom where they are unashamed in challenging social norms and explaining concepts in often zany ways. Open and approachable, these ENTPs are demanding of themselves and others and can often be seen juggling multiple papers and students in an effort to keep life from getting too boring. These ENTPs often reach great heights although their contributions often compete with their creators for attention.
Example: Richard Feynman
The Verbal Gladiator “When arguing with a stone an egg is always wrong.” - African proverb.
All ENTPs argue because argument is the surest path to truth, or so they say, but some just like to disagree and truth be damned. These are the verbal gladiators who love nothing better than loose their lips and let fly the slings and arrows of their outrageous opinions. If you disagree with one, watch out; he will never give in, even if he is wrong, even if he can’t think of anything else to say except “I win”. Indeed, the verbal gladiator is not afraid to fight dirty and being inventive, create “rules” of debate that ensure you forfeit, because the gladiator doesn’t really care if he’s right. He wants to win, and, if he wins on a technicality, well, rules are rules. This type is most likely to become the lawyer or the politician, areas where winning is more important than being right, at least if one wants to be successful, and technicalities are a perfectly acceptable alternative to the fair fight. The verbal gladiator may at times feel shallow because, for all his professed opinions, he doesn’t really know what he thinks or feels about anything, so focused is he on simply winning. As he gets older, he may develop a stronger moral compass.
The Peacemaker “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” - Abraham Lincoln
Although ENTPs are best known for oneupsmanship, arguing, and being annoyingly competitive to some, this is only a stereotype. Not every ENTP is a verbal gladiator, an armchair revolutionary, or a harmless joker. These are the most extroverted and easily recognizable. The ENTP is an NT and hence makes decisions rationally and logically. An ENTP is annoying and argumentative partly because he has chosen to be or has, at least, chosen not to eliminate these aspects of his personality. Indeed, most ENTPs are quite charming and unassuming and are often, therefore, mistaken for other types, INTPs, INTJs, INFJs, ENFPs, etc. Perhaps the one most commonly mistaken for a “feeling” type is the Peacemaker. He is often emotional, cheerful, likeable, loving, interested in the good of his fellow man, emphasizing the power of unity, and feeling that he should have no enemy and that all people can settle their differences and unite behind a common cause. All of these traits give him the appearance of his feeling counterpart the ENFP. Unlike ENFPs, however, whose feeling nature prevents them from compromising their ethics, he constantly seeks compromise. In working with people, his end is not the expansion of his cause but practical success. The Peacemaker may often seem outwardly to be a pushover, good with speeches but not having much stamina for a real fight. This is a figment however created by his unassuming rational nature. The Peacemaker above all other types understands the words of Sun-Tzu, “he who knows when to fight will be victorious.” When he makes the decision to fight, he stands firm and will not rest until his enemies are obliterated. Thus, when he rules, he rules with an iron fist in a velvet glove.
Q. Who’s your favorite villain on the show so far?
Hands down, Tom Cavanagh as Eobard Thawne has been an absolute delight.
I mean, I liked his work on Ed, I always liked him, and he’s
Canadian so I’m programmed to like him. But my appreciation for Tom as an actor
grew when I watched season 1. I’m like, ‘This dude is amazing.’ One of my
favorite spoken lines in any media ever is him in the season 1 finale saying ‘Run
Barry run.’ His delivery is pitch-perfect. So much so that I stole that line
and put it in tonight’s episode a few times.
So I think he’s fantastic, and that was when I just watched season 1. Now
I got to work with him in this episode, and there’s scenes that we actually had
to trim for time. There’s a whole scene with him and Henry Allen which didn’t
make this cut, and they’ll probably put it up online or something like that.
So there was a lot more Tom than is in the episode, but he begins our episode
very dramatically, in the opening scene that dovetails right off of last week’s.
What I got to see in working with Tom is a 100% actor. A 100%
dyed-in-the-wool, born performer. That dude is hysterical. On set, he’s an
absolute livewire, he’s fun to be around, he’s funny, he’s quippy, and his
quips aren’t like, well, 50% work 50% don’t. 100% he hits, he’s great. The
moment they say Action, though *snaps fingers* gone. Absolutely gone. I don’t
know if you ever noticed this, but he brings his performance here *draws hands
toward himself*. He talks down here and brings you into it *Harry voice* ‘Allen,
you don’t know what you’re doing.’ You have to lean in for that performance.
I was there on set and it was funny. I wouldn’t say he’s a loud person
when he’s not playing the character, but normal voice and he’s making jokes so
it gets loud. Moment they say Action he disappears and dives into character. 100%
performer. Honor of the craft. Total wizard with the words and the flipping of
character. Some people can do that, but they’re like, ‘I’m gonna go listen
to some music and be by myself and get into the zone.’ Tom, man, you’re having
a good time with him until you say Action and then suddenly he turns it on and
you forget. You’re like, ‘God this guy’s an amazing actor.’
So yeah I love Eobard Thawne and I always loved the Backwards Flash
when I was a kid, just by virtue of the fact that his outfit’s yellow! He’s the
Reverse Flash! But Tom was a gift and I know that Greg had talked him into it,
because Greg had worked with Tom previously. I talked to Tom when I was up
there shooting, ‘How’d you wind up…?’ At first he was hesitant or resistant. But
without him, how could they have done season 1? So much so that he wasn’t
supposed to come back for season 2, but yet here we are with more Tom as
Harrison Wells of Earth-2. Luckily they had a spin to be able to bring him
So I don’t know, I get to go up and direct another episode in August. I
hope to God he’s there for season 3 as well, because I loved it, the whole crew
was there, and I see no sign of him going anywhere. In fact, I asked him, I was
like, ‘You ain’t going anywhere next season, right?’ I can’t give his answer,
but I felt very positive.
Honestly, working with him was a great joy. They say people who play
total villains are total sweethearts. Like Alan Rickman played one of the
ultimate villains in Die Hard as Hans Gruber, but in real life that dude couldn’t
have been sweeter. Same thing here. Tom Cavanagh played a fantastic, malicious,
multi-layered, killer performance of what was essentially a comicbook
character. Most people would deride it. This guy brought him to life, you understood
his motivations. By that end episode, you actually felt for his plight. When
he’s in the time sphere and he’s lifting off and he’s just like, ‘Home…’ at
that moment you’re like, ‘I hope he gets there, he’s a jerkbag, but…’ And
then the Flash comes and ends it all and then the big fight happens. I love
Eobard Thawne, Backwards Flash.
I typed all this up, and holy cow guys, this is like a whole high school paper right here. Kevin talked about Tom for a solid FIVE MINUTES without interruptions. That’s the entire length of most star interviews.
1. Orchestral Intro - There could not be a more fitting intro to this album. From the distant boat noises, to the epic string section, to the gentle wave sounds, this is a perfect beginning to a concept album. The theme and mood of the record is immediately set and anyone who listens is instantly interested in where this is going. Even on it’s own this little interlude is truly something beautiful. 5/5
2. Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach - What an intriguing song. The beat is so cool. It’s a unique blend of funk and an almost tropical vibe. Snoop Dogg is a bizarre and absolutely perfect choice for the vocals here. His deadpan delivery and absurd lyrics somehow work incredibly well. 4.5/5
3. White Flag - First of all, the intro of this song is so dope. It’s so cinematic and interesting and just peaceful. And then the bulk of the song comes in. The verses here are just great. The bass lines are funky and I’ll be honest I just have no fucking complaints. 4.5/5
4. Rhinestone Eyes - I have never loved this song. I find the synth sounds during the chorus annoying and the lyrics here feel too ambiguous to be effective. However the central melody is fantastic, Damon’s distorted vocals sound great, and the song matches the theme of the album. Idk really. 2.8/5
5. Stylo - Has anyone ever heard this song and not found it dope? I mean it’s just great. It’s a stylish, unique, funky, and bizarrely gorgeous electronic ballad. The vocal performances compliment each other in such a captivating and natural way that it’s hard to believe any person had the idea to arrange it this way. It’s one of those songs that is just too cool and impressive to not influence a litany of musicians. 5/5
6. Superfast Jellyfish - Man honestly what the fuck do I even say about this bullshit ass goofy motherfuckin piece of shit track. I mean what is this? It sounds like a commercial jingle or some other experimental bullshit that i’m not heady enough to understand. But it’s so fucking interesting and catchy andperfectly placed within the context of the album. God FUCKING damn it I just want to hate this song. 3.6/5
7. Empire Ants - I think of LCD Soundsystem’s Dance Yrself Clean. I think of Little Dragon’s incredible vocal delivery. I think of the intoxicating nature of Gorillaz bass lines. I think of Damon Albarn’s introspective and nostalgic lyricism. I think of the ocean. I think of sailing with my Dad. I think of a girl I used to know. And shit what a funky little drop. 5/5
8. Glitter Freeze - Kind of catchy. Kind of annoying. Feels a bit like filler. 2.3/5
9. Some Kind Of Nature - I’m afraid that if I keep giving songs a 5/5 that the whole 5/5 thing will lose some of it’s weight. But fuck you this is another incredible track. Lou Reed’s dry vocals and the poppy synth filled backing instrumentation mix together to produce something great. It’s hard not to fall in love with this song. 5/5
10. On Melancholy Hill -
“Well, you can’t get what you want but you can get me So let’s set out to sea, love ‘Cause you are my medicine When you’re close to me”
Incredibly simple. Not all that innovative. But this is something special. We all know it.5/5
11. Broken - This is by no means a bad song. It’s just not particularly memorable. 2.6/5
12. Sweepstakes - I have never felt like I got this song. There really isn’t much I can compare it to. It’s not immediately captivating. The lyrics and flows are a bit disjointed and dysfunctional but become interesting by the end. I enjoy the building instrumentation. 3.4/5
13. Plastic Beach - Strangelyepic and catchy song. Starts with a bizarre cinematic introduction and then gets funky as shit. I’m into it. 3.9/5
14. To Binge - Really something beautiful. Did not expect to hear this type of a duet on a Gorillaz record. Damon and Little Dragon exchange heartbroken verses beautifully. Gorgeous song. My favorite lyrics on the album. 4.8/5
15. Cloud Of Unknowing - I really appreciate what thing song is trying to do. It’s a perfectly in theme mellow little ballad that helps wrap up the end of the album nicely. I just have always felt like Bobby Womack’s vocal delivery is kinda… idk… its just kinda fuckin lame. It sounds to me like an attempt at being soulful but only sounding shallow. 3.1/5
16. Pirate Jet - The perfect, and I mean perfect, ending to this album. Goofy, corny, bizarre, funky, nostalgic, happy but almost sad, and catchy, it’s the only way this record could have concluded.
“Still connected to the moment it began” 4.8/5
As A Whole
To appreciate the genius of Plastic Beach, you have to understand a couple of things going in. First of all, this is the corniest album you will ever hear. It over indulges in ocean and beach sound effects, it utilizes absurd characters to drive home heavy handed concepts, and it relentlessly uses surrealism to convey abstract concepts to the point where no lyrics can be taken literally. But, shockingly, it works. Damon Albarn and company are able to accomplish this through use of immersion. When you put this record on you are immediately transported to a world where things are so surreal and absurd that it all seems normal. It’s the beauty of Magical Mystery Tour in a modern electronic, hip hop, and funk record. The songs all match a theme so perfectly that it simply seems as if we are hearing recordings from Plastic Beach itself. The magic of Gorillaz is their ability to create entire worlds within an album. Plastic Beach is a vivid and beautiful place, and I know that just from hearing the record.
I don't understand the hate that many fans have shown towards Mino. You can't deny the facts that he's a very talented rapper. To be totally honest he's been the most consistent on the show. Not trying to bash other rappers on the show but he hasn't done anything to show that he's not up to par with the others. His delivery in Turtle Ship was perfect, his diss rap performance was good, he perfectly fused rap and rock together something that Vasco wasn't able to do in SMTM3 and the song "Fear" regardless of Taeyang featuring was perfection because at a musical standpoint nobody else could have featured because both of their voices blended perfectly and it gave me chills. I'm not fan of Mino specifically but I really do think he's been the best on SMTM4.
As you sit there watching a performance of a Shakespeare, Johnson, or Marlowe play, the crowd will fade into the background. Instead, you will be struck by the diction. There are words and phrases that you will not find funny, but which will make the crowd roar with laughter. Your familiarity with the meanings of Shakespeare’s words will rise and fall as you see and hear the actors’ deliveries and notice the audience’s reaction. That is the strange music of being so familiar with something that is not of your own time. What you are listening to in that auditorium is the genuine voice, something of which you have heard only distant echoes. Not every actor is perfect in his delivery; Shakespeare himself makes that quite clear in his Hamlet. But what you are hearing is the voice of the men for whom Shakespeare wrote his greatest speeches. Modern thespians will follow the rhythms or the meanings of these words, but even the most brilliant will not always be able to follow both rhythm and meaning at once. If they follow the pattern of the verse, they risk confusing the audience, who are less familiar with the sense of the words. If they pause to emphasize the meanings, they lose the rhythm of the verse. Here, on the Elizabethan stage, you have a harmony of performance and understanding that will never again quite be matched in respect of any of these great writers.
The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England – Ian Mortimer
Reasons to Watch Gravity Falls (if you haven't already)
So YEAH I KNOW I’M DOING THAT THING I DO. BLEH. But yes I recently marathoned Gravity Falls online and I don’t regret it at all. I think it’s a great show with compelling characters and the second season is just getting started with sheer awesome. Here are some reasons why this is probably my favorite cartoon since Danny Phantom:
Silly =/= Stupid. You’ve all seen it, the silliest person in the show is generally considered the one with the least amount going on upstairs, but this cartoon says that that is the furthest from the truth. Mabel Pines is ridiculous, yes, but she is also observant, bright, and incredibly insightful. An entire episode is dedicated to her learning that her silliness is not a handicap. Every time she says “*gasp* wait a minute!” she doesn’t completely miss the point but hits it square on the head every time. I love that, because silly/fun people are not airheaded idiots and are just as intelligent as everyone else.
Nice Guy is the Worst Guy. The main villain of Season 1 is Gideon, a child medium that the entire town adores. He tries to date Mabel, who turns him down every time, but he constantly manipulates her into continuing their farce relationship. Then he tries to kill her brother, Dipper. From the beginning onwards though, he is seen as villainous, creeping on Mabel and disrespecting her completely which is seen and portrayed as a bad thing. 10+ points, Gravity Falls.
Siblings that LOVE EACH OTHER. Okay yeah, they bicker and they don’t always see eye to eye, but who does with their siblings? The thing that makes them special is that at the end of the day (and the beginning), they still love each other and sacrifice everything for each other’s well-being. I have never seen twins portrayed so well and so truthfully than in Gravity Falls. Helps that, you know, the creator also has a twin sister, haha.
Handyman is Celebrated and Loved, not Demeaned. I have never once seen this show make fun of Soos like I have other characters of the same caliber. Instead, he is a friend, a confidant, and a valued member of the team. He isn’t bright, but nobody, nobody calls him stupid or slow or ignorant. They never make fun of his intelligence, build, or mannerisms. That’s really refreshing.
80s + 90s References. Jfc guys there is an ENTIRE EPISODE DEDICATED TO STREET FIGHTER. IT’S BEAUTIFUL. Not to mention the songs and the products and everything else. It’s all masterfully executed. Just like…
Fantastic writing/line deliveries. It’s all just perfect. Especially Stan, his lines are amazing. Soos gets some pretty good ones too, as does Mabel. I’m pretty much a fan of the entirety of the show’s writing, it’s all very well-done and hilarious in execution.
Mysteries upon Mysteries. Show has INSANE replay value due to the heaping help of cryptograms found in every single episode. Not only that but subtle clues are placed everywhere, and sometimes may not be revisted for 7-10 episodes, so it’s important to pretty much remember EVERYTHING. The devil is in the details, and sometimes I pause the show just to see if anything of importance is in a single room. That level of depth in the art and writing is a main factor in what keeps me going back again and again.
Characters, Writing, animation, delivery, storyline… IT’s GREAT ITS ALL GREAT JUST GO WATCHI T ALREADY. And then flood myinbox to talk about Gravity Falls because AAAUGHGHGHGH.