i cannot comprehend the possibility of this ability

I am seriously concerned about the casting directors on Reign...

Guys, are they ok? Are they even trying? Do they think we’re stupid? Have they employed a script adviser to check the consistency of what they’re making? If they have, they need to fire them real quick, because whoever they are hasn’t seemed to realise that CATHERINE’S CHILDREN ARE ALL REAPPEARING AS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PEOPLE who are WAY TOO OLD!

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the good old days when Reign was kinda alright.

Remember this little guy? This lil’ cutie from Season 1? Lil’ Charles. Just in case this picture doesn’t make it quite QUITE clear that this person is a young CHILD, here’s another one: 

He’s tiny right, I mean Megan Follows is small, and he barely reaches her shoulder. Ok good, we’ve established that Charles in Season 1 was a young child of around eight years old. Good stuff.

Now I know Reign has a habit of stretching, embellishing and basically destroying history. Mary and Francis are supposed to be like 14 at the start, and clearly they’re older, but that’s ok, that’s fine, we’ll roll with it.

 The show begins in 1557:

Nice, some fluffy goats and fluffy clouds just to prove this. I’ve done my research people.

So in real life, ol’ Francie Boi was supposed to die in 1560 after being King for roughly one year

And sure thing, as I said, Reign likes to stretch history like, BEYOND the breaking point. So it’s entirely plausible that on the show Francis was king for a little bit longer, maybe we’ll give him an extra year or two. Which means the next time we see young dude Charlie he’ll have aged… hmmm around five years or so? He’ll be approx 12, right? 

WRONG! What the FuCk ma dudes, this guy right here is NOT CHARKLES I don’t know who he is, but Catherine and the rest of them should all be really concerned, they’ve been hella duped! He’s frickin old enough to fool around with this random chick

He’s aged like 10 years in 5, and NO ONE EVEN NOTICED, not Catherine, not Francis, not Mary, and especially not anyone in the writing or casting department apparently. 

Now let’s move onto Elisabeth, Catherine and Henry’s eldest daughter, dis chick from the pilot

Remember her? The one who married the Spanish dude, and then they had to have sex while a whole lot of old men watched, and Mary and her lil’ sweet naive buddies got all hot and flustered cos they were sneakily watching too? Yeah that one.

As you can see, this woman is clearly a BRUNETTE. Well, apparently Spain has really changed Elisabeth. Like, REEAALLY changed her. So good to see her back in 4x01! She goes by Leesa now, she’s blonde and older and basically looks like a completely different person…

Oh Wait.

I guess Catherine just has so many children she honestly can’t keep track and doesn’t even notice when they return to France looking like they’ve endured intense plastic surgery to reconstruct their faces, or somehow age them enormously.

Catherine has the names of all her children written in her bible, although her youngest son Hercule is missing, but I think the camera has just cut off the bottom of the page.

 At the end of Season 3, Catherine brings back this dude below to lowkey threaten Charles with MUrdEr (the most ooc Catherine has ever been, honestly this show is just…)

Now god knows who this one is, I mean it could be Lil’ Henry making a comeback from Season 1 when he was blonde and cute (see below) and got kidnapped by his insane potato-sack-wearing half sister

If so, he too has had a significant dye job at the castle salon. Except whoever this kid is in Season 3, he can’t be Henry because he’s considerably younger than Charles

I mean, what’s the deal? Charles gets hit by the ageifying-ray gun, but his little bro Henry doesn’t? How is that fair?? They never actually mention him by name, so possibly it is Hercule.

Which would mean that this hunky blonde dude Megan’s been posting on her Instagram and captioning with “My boys”… 

IS HENRY WHAT THE FUCK YOU GUYS! He looks even older than Charles, I CANNOT BELIEF THIS

This makes absolutely ZERO sense, I do NOT understand. The casting directors and writers of Reign either don’t comprehend human viewer intelligence and the ability to pick up on the ENORMOUS INCONSISTENCIES THEY THROW AT US WITH WORRYING REGULARITY, or they themselves have serious memory issues. Or possibly they just don’t care. I really don’t know.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way to watch Reign now is by ignoring these massively aged characters, ignoring the yawn storylines, ignoring when the only original characters we have left suddenly rewrite their whole personalities; I’m looking at you Catherine ‘I would literally die for my children’ de Medici, suddenly going, ‘Oh yeah Charles, I have loooads of other sons, don’t you forget that, I might just kill you to become regent again, k, love you, bye.’

I’ll just focus on the pretty clothes and Megan Follows’ profound talent to somehow make something out of this steaming pile of insanity.

Long story short, the only thing Reign is consistent at, is being inconsistent.

Even so, I’ll watch it every week cos I’m total trash. Rip me.

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Dagna

For studies both exacting and exhausting, for practical advances that both protect and profit, I hereby commend you for your ability. Yours is a skill that many of my brethren are not ready to accept because, I suspect, some parts of them remain unready to accept their own. Tradition dictates the manner in which magic must be approached. It dictates, I dislike the term, I dislike limitations, and yet I am affected by far fewer than you are yourself.

Your people are one of the pillars that make the study of magic possible. They are vital but separate. You are not separate. I delight in your exploration, for it is with an eye I cannot comprehend. I feel as though this is how the majority who never wield the Fade must  at times view me. And just as they must be, I am sometimes unnerved by that which I cannot understand. But that is my failing, not yours.

These doors will never be closed to you, Arcanist.


There are no end to people who’ll line up to say no, but I don’t worry about them. As mad as some people get, it doesn’t mean they don’t like “me” me. It means new ideas make them uncomfortable. Everyone is like that sometimes. You just have to never give up and find the ones who are willing to help. Just like that last letter. Because I’ve also met some really smart forward thinkers, and they risked a lot by helping me.

Anyway, I’m willing to come as soon as the deal is inked by your Inquisitor. And I’m ready to invest, too. To help fix the sky or even just get a closer look. Actual “hole in your boot” physical rifts? In the Fade? Ancestors, maybe I can finally see what all the fuss has been about.

Arcanist Dagna

beckleysays  asked:

Heyo! First off, love love love the blog. Fangirling aside, this whole looping thing is really fascinating to me. Can you do one for INFJs? I know you said you'd give it more thought, but maybe now you have. Thanks again!

I really have no experience with this (looping INTJs? yes), so if an INFJ who has looped wants to reblog and add on, please do so.

I would assume they get caught up in obsessively analyzing … whatever Ni is giving them. Doubting their vision, understanding, ability to comprehend, perceptions, and tearing apart their futuristic inclinations with an obsessive desire to comprehend it fully, from every possible angle. The desire to BECOME consumes them, to MAKE REAL their abstract ideals, but they have no access to objectivity, so they get lost in their surreal mind. Lacking any Te, they cannot figure out how to bring their vision into reality or execute it, so they are stuck … going over it, again and again.

External realities fall away and all that is left is the mind … devoid of people, devoid of outside influences, devoid of an ability to articulate their thoughts. The INFJ withdraws, gets lost in their head, and in a sense, ceases to exist in tangible reality, because internal symbols and comprehension takes over. Their Ni pulls them toward an abstract ideal, while their Ti rips it apart.

Same thing happens in reverse with ISTPs, only in that instance Ti-dom has the reins, seeking for internal frameworks, consistencies, and logical thoughts, while lower Ni causes them to fixate on needing a higher purpose, or a more abstract understanding of incomprehensible things.