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WHAT AN ENTP WANTS TO SAY TO ALL OF THE TYPES.

RATIONALS (NT)

ENTJ-  You scare me. You are such and incredible leader, how do you do that?? But also I hate authority and feel a need to disagree with you at every turn because you’re so bossy. You’re not as cool as you think you are, but you’re almost as cool as you think you are and that’s pretty damn cool. Be my friend.

ENTP- Fuckin’ chill out you memelord. You’re either coasting through life or putting WAY to much effort into shit. You’re a bit of a narcissistic fuck but you’re still my favourite type (*coughs*). You’re too excitable and too much of a dick and you’re personality doesn’t make sense. Stop being mean to you’re friends. Learn to be more comfortable with emotions, it’ll be important later on in life. Be the friend that can cheer others up with jokes when they don’t really wanna talk about what’s wrong.

INTJ- You’re cool, you get shit done and you’re a bit of a supervillian. What’s not to love? You’re a rare bird. There aren’t many of you out there, but you are important. If you weren’t here, who else would the ENFP’s annoy? You’re a behind the scenes leader most of the time, pulling the strings from a safe (and smart distance) but you aren’t afraid to get you’re hands dirty. You’re good at shit.But don’t forget, you’re not superhuman. Remember other people have these pesky things called emotions, be wary of them STILL i want you to be proud of you’re inherent assholeness.

INTP-  Mad scientist. I’m constantly searching for your approval because of my unresolved daddy issues and it freaks me out. Yes, you are a daddy. Some of you have your heads shoved up a little too far in you’re own arse. Just because you’re introverted and intuitive and darn cold, does not make you better than others honey. Basically, you’re a condescending shit. But hey I still put you on this weird pedestal, so we’re both guilty. You’re the genius on tv shows that isn’t diagnosed but falls on the aspergers spectrum somewhere.

IDEALISTS (NF)

ENFJ-  Baby, I worship the ground you walk on. You are so cool, calm and controlled while still being awesome, enthusiastic and excitable. Don’t be my friend, date me. But stop trying to fix everything. Think about yourself a lil okay buddy, and use logic sometimes too. Actually scratch all that, you’re perfect, I love you.

ENFP-  You are a beautiful, annoying bastard. You’re too nice and I don’t feel comfortable making mean jokes at your expense (because you’d probably take it seriously and cry yourself to sleep), but you have effortless charm. Stop thinking about the individual and start thinking about the bigger picture, you’re not realistic. Be my friend, but not like close friend, y'know.

INFP-  Hello, the human equivalent of tumblr. Fuck. People either love you or hate you. I don’t know where I fall on that scale tbh. Sometimes you’re just a little too much honey, I’m not sensitive enough for you. Other times you are too precious for this world and I just wanna wrap you up in a blanket and protect you. I am strangely attracted to you despite how awkward you probably think you are. You have a lot of knowledge in that head of yours. Be that person I have a weird co-dependant relationship with, that really isn’t healthy but I can’t exactly live without you and I’m not sure why.

INFJ- Ah INFJ, I haven’t met many of you but BOY, are the ones I know pretentious. You’re one of the least common MBTI type, and you probably know and take pride in this. You’re good at reading people, I know, but you can just talk to me instead of analyse from a distance bud. You’re ultimately very cool and creative, a little bit of a know it all but it’s justified. You’re a sweet bundle of joy and I love you. Be my best friend. You’re good at being a friend. Really good.

GAURDIANS (SP)

ESFP-  I like you a lot kid, you remind me of a younger me. We shouldn’t get along but I love/envy you. You’re caring and you have a great childlike spirit. Make some art and ramble to me some more. I seriously appreciate you so much. You bring me back down to  the ‘now’ with you’re crazy impulsive attitude and caring demeanour. Just learn to listen to me a lil more when I tell you you’re thinking with you’re heart instead of you’re brain again. You do it a lot, buddy. Be my lover.

ESTP-  You’re cool man. You’re Ferris Bueler. You’re a salesman that’s constantly selling me on your personality. Look we get it, you’re good with one liners and you’re athletic and everyone loves you, but also hey, think about others you little sociopathic flirt. Also, sometimes people really DO know more than you, I know! Crazy. Be my Idol.

ISFP-  You probably reaallly like music. Chill out buddy, I don’t know much about you but you seem stressed and too fierce for ur adorable demeanour. I know you are your own individual beautiful creative person, you don’t need to tell me. People DO care about you, i know sometimes you doubt that, but you got this life in the bad. You’ll probably never grow out of your angsty teen years tbh but it’s okay, find yourself an ISFJ and you’ll be okay.

ISTP-  So you’re just as cool but less attainable, loner ESTP. You’re in control of your own everything but also out of control and mildly self destructive? Be the mysterious kid I rarely talk to, but everytime I do I fall in love with you a little bit.

ARTISANS (SJ)

ESFJ-  Hey there soldier. In the best case scenario, you’re cutie Monica Geller, that’s a lil anal and mildly manipulative but really! very! sweet!. In the worst case scenario you are literally my worst nightmare. Your the squad’s glue tho. Sometimes you offer a cool third perspective, but you over simplify things and don’t try to understand my crazy theories and that’s annoying. Learn to get over yourself a lil, stop playing the victim buddy and compromise. Be my friend in a few years when you learn to self reflect better.

ESTJ-  You’re a manipulative bitch. You’re so judgemental, you’re Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls. You’re pretty cool. Even more of a rampant psycho than ENTJ. I don’t like you all that much (and something tells me you don’t really care) but I respect you a LOT. Stay a safe distance away from me and please don’t judge me. You’re too savage.

ISFJ-  Hey my emo saviour. You understand everybody and nobody truly understands you. You’re the reliable Colin Firth that the world of Bridget Jones’s run to after their crazy escapades with Hugh Grant. Just remember to have standards baby, and don’t accept everyone that runs into you’re arms. You’re worth more than what most people are willing to give. Be my favourite sweet emotional little kid brother (even if you are female.)

ISTJ-  You say 'interesting’ a lot. If life were a tv show, you’d be a sassy little hate muffin that tumblr idolised that everyone would remark didnt get enough screen time. You’re all business and sometimes you should let down that gaurd fam :) Think about people a little bit more bud. I respect you. I’ll be your friend! But it will probably take three years to build up our relationship and it will probably be accidental, but im here for u anyway.

One of the things that attracts me most to the Blog Theory is that I finally feel like I have an answer to a question I’d had for 6 months. Since s4, I kept thinking to myself, “Well, okay, it’s fake, but why? Why would they do this? What real reason is there for them to have taken such a huge risk with writing a season intentionally off?”

But, I remember something Mofftiss said before s4; I can’t find the direct quotation, but they said they wanted to fix something everyone else had been missing. We all assumed that was johnlock, and while I do thik that’s a part of it, we were missing the bigger picture. There is precedent for Moffat and Gatiss viewing John Watson as an unreliable narrator and working it into their show. They read the ACD story The Adventure Charles Augustus Milverton as Watson making up a cover story for Holmes killing Milverton, and in the show, we got Sherlock shooting Magnussen in the head.

I can easily picture Mofftiss sitting back, incredibly frustrated for years, because people always took Dr. Watson at his word. So, what better way to tell everyone what they’ve been missing than to write an entire season that is John Watson’s censored, altered version of what really went on with his adventures with Sherlock? The Blog Theory forces people to reconsider ACD canon. Having a major Sherlock Holmes adaptation deceive the audience, and argue that the original Dr. Watson lied to his audience, too, would shed a different light on canon forever, and would raise the bar for all future adaptations. They really would make history within the world of Sherlock Holmes, but I think television, too, because I can’t think of a show that did something like this on this scale before.

And, there’s the added bonus of the Blog Theory allowing Mofftiss to more easily convince the audience that johnlock existed in canon, too. It would be harder to accuse them of fanserive or grossly misreading the characters if they turn around and say, “Hey, they’ve been together the whole time, but you never noticed because Watson had to keep his relationship with Holmes a secret to his Victorian readers. Didn’t you notice how often Mary Watson was missing from the stories? *laughs evilly*”

Obviously, the blog theory is just one reading right now, and none of us will 100% know for sure if it’s correct until s5 comes. 

But, man, I’d bet money on it.

I fixed it (again)

(I didn’t have the original picture, I think she was posed like this)

Yeesh, I can’t believe that her dress was made shorter. The top half actually looks nice, but the bottom half…. yeah. No.

(plus the way she’s seated makes it look worse with the dress on because when you squat down like this your upper thighs automatically look bigger)

I’m actually a fan of Kodachi’s writing. Its so sad that it has to be paired with Ikemoto’s art. Especially because Ikemoto’s kinda unexperienced. They should’ve waited until he improved.

(Ignore the roughness of the drawing and her weird looking foot. I can’t draw feet.)

bad-photogr4phs  asked:

Why do I feel like this is gonna end pretty bad? Look at the bigger picture: justice league will probably stop Batman, and given Selina's actual development, she's a wanted villain who killed 237 people (even though we know she didn't do it). I was extremely happy with all the engagement, but it seems to me they will put on that Batman is 'crazy' or something. I don't know. I'm worried. Maybe I'm overreacting, I don't know.

This is what Tom King said about how people around him are going to react:

Some people are going to think, ‘Oh, my gosh, he’s gone insane, we need to fix him.’ And others will go, ‘He’s gone sane. We finally have a Batman we’ve been looking for’.

The only reason people, including those in his life, would perceive this as “Batman is crazy” is because it seems out of character for him to want to pursue personal happiness. He’s become so pigeonholed into the role of brooding, miserable, justice-obsessed orphan that people can’t see him as anything else or wanting anything else, and that’s exactly the perception that Tom King is trying to disrupt. There is no reason why his sanity should be questioned just because he wants happiness in his life because that’s something that every reasonable person would want. The decision for Batman to pursue happiness isn’t the result of a mental lapse and it didn’t come out of nowhere. How it manifested itself was pretty surprising but there are actual recent events where you can see how Batman’s way of thinking and motivations have evolved and that, my friends, is character development. 

“The Button” was a pinnacle moment in this. This is in a sense Bruce seeing his father for the first time as a father himself. Flashpoint Thomas Wayne carries the same burden that Bruce carries. He understands the costs of a lifetime of crime fighting, neverending suffering and personal sacrifice, and he doesn’t want that for his *son*. He told Bruce to find happiness.This forces Bruce to reflect on the example that he’s setting for his own son and he realizes that Damian is going down the same path as him and that’s not the life he wants for him either. In a way it was three generation converging past, present, and future and essentially Thomas was saying “it’s too late for me but it’s not too late for you.” Bruce made a very conscientious decision to seek happiness in his life and he believes that that involves Selina Kyle. There was nothing “crazy” about it.  

Some people are going to be okay with it; some are not, and it might disrupt some of his other relationships. Bruce isn’t going to let the feelings of third parties dictate his actions otherwise he wouldn’t have knowingly, illegally broken into a closed country. I see his attitude about it being more like ‘you don’t have to like it but it’s happening’. King has 100 issues planned so far, this engagement isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

anonymous asked:

I don't want sound negative but feels reality hit, Aaron pushing Robert towards that woman like it going be a rehash of Oct-Mar like isn't it Rob/Bex bond over baby while Aaron watches from a far/Struggles again, it tie into Danny interview what he said imo and ugh, feels like this scheming against Ross was plot for Aaron to push him about that woman and baby ugh even turns out not be Robs baby it still leave a bond between Rob/Bex like ugh

So this Robron scheming against Ross was just plot so Aaron can push Robert towards Rebecca and the baby ugh *vomits*

Alright, I am answering both of these together and I don’t know why I even get these kinds of asks. I honestly hate this kind of negativity and I wish people wouldn’t send it to me but I’m gonna respond anyway.  

I think a lot of people are missing the point of what is happening and why this whole little plot point happened and, no, it wasn’t just to distract from the baby. There has been a lot going on in these past few episodes in regards to Robron content and it’s pretty easy to see if you just step back a minute and take it all in. From last Thursday it was pretty clear that Robert and Aaron weren’t talking about what happened. When Rebecca left I think they were gonna act like this ‘whole stupid thing’ never happened. You could see it in the interactions with Adam and how clearly they became tense at the mention of it. She comes back and the fragile balance is broken. 

What is happening with the baby plot is that Robert and Aaron are both actually very aware of how the other is feeling but also don’t know how to communicate about it. Robert is confused. I can’t say what way he really feels but he’s not dealing with it because he thinks Aaron is gonna leave him because he knows Aaron so well. Robert also remembers what Aaron said the night of the reveal and he can’t forget that and he won’t forget what was said in the bathroom. He’s gonna hold back and not allow himself to sort out his feelings because the risk is so great to him in his mind and he can read how uncomfortable Aaron is with all of this right now. He just knows (well thinks) that Aaron won’t be able to handle this and that he will lose the one thing that matters most. While at the same time, Aaron can tell Robert is very confused. I don’t think he knows like us how Robert feels about the whole thing either, but also he doesn’t want Robert to just not be involved or not care for a child because of him. He won’t live with that guilt, and he’s a bit lost on his own feels but also thinks they don’t matter. 

So now we are at an impasse and Aaron is trying to push this all in a different direction than they’ve done in the past. The talk they had to today was progress from the past and even though it was a bit painful it was different than what we had in the months since Rebecca’s arrival and January. Aaron isn’t letting them ignore this time and I think Robert’s so hyper aware of how Aaron is feeling he won’t let himself get overly distracted by the baby. It would be regressive and unbelievable at this point. Ever since the incident, there has been a consistent point that has come out Robert’s mouth to everyone who would listen but especially Rebecca and that is that Aaron is his #1 priority and for the show to suddenly to forget that for this baby feels just farfetched when it’s also been stated by Aaron to Robert. Plus, even when Robert does decide to get involved I doubt he won’t know that is one of Aaron’s biggest fears about losing his place with Robert so he will be working extra hard to make sure Aaron knows it’s only him and the baby that matters, not Rebecca. 

This is also why I am so against a breakup cause how does them splitting help them fix their communication issues? They both don’t want to hurt each other and they think talking about things (especially in Robert’s mind) will end with them making it worse instead of better. So, we have Robert and Aaron split, and then Aaron sees Robert with Rebecca and bonding with the baby and that helps them become stronger how? I remember the storyliner saying this is what happens when people don’t communicate and to me, that is why they need to stay together and work it out. They need to learn to communicate and not hurt each other. The best way to do that is to fix their communication as that is the number one cause of half their fights. Sure in a few years I can see a new communication issue coming up but right now I do think the show is trying to show us that the boys just need to talk about it more. Be honest with each other and then they can come out stronger. I guess you can look at the last few days and see the bad stuff but I saw a lot of good stuff for them as a couple and honestly positive movement forward. 

In the bigger picture of things in Emmerdale world, this was more than just Robron distracting themselves from the baby. We once again have them being brought back into the Bartons need money and they need it fast story. If you listened today there were several callbacks to how this all got started. That Finn got Aaron sent down and well also that Finn’s stalking of Kasim got the Bartons in this mess in the first place. After the taxi business was first struggling Ross tried blackmailing Robert and only got half the money and then he turned down Rebecca’s offer for an investment. He tried stealing cows and then lost his share of Butlers. Now the big idea was the weed but once again Robert/Robron has destroyed that shot and if you think Ross is gonna let that go anytime soon, well I think you are mistaken.

It’s also interesting to think back to how the Victoria and Adam baby plot started because it was kicked off by Ross making a pass at Victoria. Adam and Ross got into it and then Victoria was sent to the hospital, but what else happened that day? Finn was outed for basically stalking coma patient Kasim to Aaron and what did Aaron tell him that day? To stop stalking Kasim. It all feels like it’s coming full circle and these plots continue to be tangled. What’s, even more, fascinating is how they’ve also looped Cain and Moira into this drama. From what I can tell, Emmerdale has tied in their four biggest couples into this story and refuses to let them leave. They have Robron, Coira, Vadam and Dross (it’s what ITV believes about Dross not me) and they all have the same underlying issue of miscommunication (and fidelity). In my opinion, they are building to something big with these four pairs and I am pretty sure it’s whatever the playing with time thing that IM was talking about for SSW. The Whites and Sharmas will also factor into all of this as well as they continue to be on the outskirts of this drama for other reasons (Andy/Holly) and ties (Pete/Priya affair), so whatever is happening I think it might actually be really good. 

In the end, if you can’t enjoy the show for what it is, then I would suggest stop watching. Take a step back and look at the bigger picture of what is happening right now instead of focusing on the bad. Rebecca’s pregnancy is such a plot point that I can’t even get mad anymore. The show does not care about this because it’s only there as a catalyst. If that is ruining your enjoyment of Robron, then stop watching. Don’t let something like this ruin what you once loved. 

Help me identify species in this aquarium and point me in the right direction to start cleaning it?

Hi Tumblr fish and aquarium community!

My roommate decided not to take his 23 gallon long aquarium with him when he moved (with my permission, of course) so I have inherited his aquarium and its inhabitants.

I actually know very little about how to fix it up or even what kind of fish, shrimp, snails, and plants I have in there. I had a betta years ago (he lived in a 10 gallon and was a happy happy boy who lived 5 years).

But Tumblr seems like such a fountain of good information and passionate aquarium owners so I’m hoping information will be much easier to get now.

So here are my questions:

1. Help me identify what’s in my aquarium? I have some guesses.

(I know this tank is dirty as heck. Please forgive me while I’m figuring out how to fix it.)

So I have two of these, which I think are tetras of some kind?

I have one bigger fish (twice as long as the above one, though I know it’s hard to gauge size from these pics)

I have two shrimps. This majestic beast … (cherry of some kind?)

And this one.

I also have some snails in here (are they assassin snails maybe?)

You can see the plants in those above pictures. They’re live plants and I dunno totally how to deal with them either. Some of the leaves appear to be dead and might need to be taken out? I have no clue.

2. I need to clean this tank, I’m sure. But I dunno how. It also has a big filter system thing that I don’t know how to maintain.

Would someone be able to point me in a start direction for a complete noob? Or break it down into small steps like (1: Do this. 2: Do this.) etc.? Lol.

3. Once I’ve identified the species types, I’d like to make sure their environment and their food is adequate. But if you know what they are and have some resources (websites, Tumblogs, whatever), let me know?

Thanks very much!!

BTS + GOT7 Reaction to Seeing YOU Naked

Rap Monster: “Wait I wanted to be the one who’s sexy like a pornstar!”

JB: “Can I read your body like braille?

Jin: “Aughhh wait right here! I have a hoodie 3 blankets 3 jackets and a plastic bag. We can fix this!”

Mark: Lowkey trying to exit the room. Highkey trying to brush by you while he leaves.

Suga: *Takes Pictures* Leaves. Come back 5 minutes for more.

Jackson: Freezes. Then runs out of room laughing in embarrassment at a pitch that only dogs and dolphins can here. Screams “I promise i didn’t really even look!” from the next room.

J-Hope: “Babe you’re beautiful! Don’t be ashamed! I think you could use some HOPE right now.”

Junior: “Umm I can’t leave yet, I lost something in here. Feel free to continue doing what you’re doing” *Pulls up a chair*

Jimin: “Not bad Jagiya, though my butt is bigger”

Youngjae: First person in history to die from smiling too much. Split his face open. Last words were “Don’t tell Coco.”

Taehyung: Commences alien mating ritual dance *Intense lip licking*

BamBam: “IT’S GETTING BIGGER!!”

Jungkook: Would have to bleach his eyeballs. Scrub his hands and put a mask on. The amount of cooties he was exposed to could be fatal.

Yugyeom: Tries to act like he’s seen a female body plenty of times. Ends up feeling too awkward and runs out of the room saying “Sorry, sorry.”

It's Ranting Time

It has been brought to my attention that once again, Tony Stark aka. Iron Man is getting a lot of hate. HOW????
Tony Stark is a human being, just like all of us but what separates him from us is that he is targeted greatly by hate groups, yet STILL finds it in him to try and help others.
If someone came at you with nothing but hate because you tried your best would you still defend them?
We constantly see Tony getting blamed for stuff that was out of his control.
His weapons, because they have his name on them he is being punished. Never did he willingly sell his weapons to the bad guys. His most trusted partner/father figure Obie made those dirty deals. Yes Tony made the weapons but he also had a MAJOR company helping him. What was the R&D team working on? What was the board of Stark Industries asking for? Weapons. So how is it, one man is blamed for something so many were involved in. That’s right cause he was born to a name, just like all of us are.
Ultron. Let’s get this straight, Ultron was an IDEA constructed by Tony AND Bruce to help protect the world. When they tried to apply the power from Loki’s scepter to the Ultron code, it FAILED. Ultron activated himself and created his own views on the human race. And looking through the history books, isn’t that surprising. Now didn’t Wanda and Pietro help him up to a certain point. I don’t care if Wanda was unaware of his plan, they willingly decided to help a crazy robot destroy others. Wasn’t Wanda the one who insisted that she wanted to turn the Hulk into a monster and hurt all those innocents. Yet Tony tried his best to stop Ultron from the moment he went haywire.
Now Civil War, we have a futuristic man, presented with the Accords and sees what THE PEOPLE WANT. Isn’t that what America is based off of? Independence and the right to choose for ourselves. The accords allow for other countries to choose what they want. Why shouldn’t we respect there wishes? But no, Captain America is more worried about being able to do whatever he wants when possible. So then for us average people should we be able to do anything we want just because we fell it’s right? I don’t think so, hence laws.
But we see a woman target Tony at an event and tell him that she blames him for everything and that he’s a monster. So NO ONE else was involved, like at all?
All I’m saying is look at the bigger picture and stop blaming the guy for things that weren’t always in his control. He has done his part and worked hard to make up for everything. I don’t see anyone else doing anything. Tony has put effort, money and time into fixing all of this. The other avengers?
After Ultron… Thor went home, Steve stayed on base with the new Avengers, Clint went home to his family. How is that at all being helpful to all the destruction they have caused. I didn’t know that running drills in a fancy base was helping raise money to build homes or repair towns.
After Civil War, who knew hiding in a jungle was going to rebuild an airport and supply a company with a new plane. Cause I’m sure they have insurance for Superhero fights.

I don’t hate any of these characters but for anyone to sit here and say Tony Stark is a monster and doesn’t do enough. Please go back and look at the cold hard facts cause I think you forgot to look at the big picture.

anonymous asked:

I saw you in the Jolex tag and I want you to know that I hope Krista fixes Omelia too. I think she will, she's fixing everything that was wrong in the last three seasons and what the writers were doing to Omelia wasn't right. Season 13 was ruining them. They both deserve to be happy. Don't mind the haters and people who like to complain all the time without looking at the bigger picture.

I’m so with you anon! I think she is doing exactly this! And even if they are not together, this storyline is way better than last season. That’s why I have hope.

A/N This all started almost three weeks ago when the last picture on this collage first appeared. I worked really hard on a  story that grew into a piece much bigger than I had anticipated. I know there maybe some mistakes as much as I edit I don’t catch all of them. Even some that may seem simple. My most important goal is that you get the heart of the story. Everything else can always be fixed. Please let me know what you think. I don’t remember who was the one that actually told me to go on with writing the story. I apologize for that.  I hope I tagged the right person. I know that olicityalamode asked for fics inspired by the picture. This is the first time I have ever completed an Oliver and Felicity story. There are  three more on my computer that are mad at me right now. This is the first time I have ever written smut hopefully it’s not too painful for you. Lastly thank you to aspiringmuse and supersillyanddorky06 for  celebrating this milestone with me. Only the two of you well know the full extent of my struggles. juliesioux itsabeautifulstory95 itchiygo sweetzcupcake diggo26 bandanab310 mylunarsolstice danceuponatime naoscilla and  please let me know what you think if you choose to read it. I won’t tag you again unless you want to be tagged in something I may write  in the future. The same goes for anyone who may follow me.  My other written pieces can be found at Phoenix’s Fics Thank you again, all of you.

- Phoenix 

                                                      His Wish 

Oliver Queen first met his  “miracle” daughter Mila Meghan Smoak-Queen when she was four months old. Felicity had been shopping at Star City Market, tired and exhausted from her day at Queen consolidated.  Mila exhausted from daycare had been fussy the moment she put her down in the front of the shopping cart. Felicity had bought Mila a shopping cart cover for impromptu shopping trips like this, when she had no other choice, but to bring Mila with her. The cover came equipped with pockets for necessities such as an extra diaper or bottle. The shopping cover usually fascinated her daughter. It was a mint green color with animals on it and it kept her safe from germs. She was having none of it though Mila wanted in her mom’s arms and to burry her tiny frame in her mom’s chest.   Felicity couldn’t blame Mila. It had been a tough week for them both. Both of them had to settle in to their new environments and different changes to their normal routine.

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Musings on Madam Secretary 2.19

An exceptionally lethal virus and two terrorist groups are nothing for Secretary McCord, but put Mrs. McCord in front of her daughter’s boyfriend and she turns into a puddle of adorable awkward goo. My super short synopsis for “Desperate Remedies.” For those of you who’d like a little bit more, let’s continue.

The Marburg virus takes center stage this week, as much as an invisible thing can. With a mortality rate of between 24% and 90%, the virus basically has the same range as the time frame Time Warner offers to come fix my broken wifi. Gotta love statistics.

I admit I wasn’t quite on board with Elizabeth’s idea of giving the leader of Boko Haram one of the few remaining doses of the life-saving remedy. I agreed with Jay and Russell (apparently unicorns are real, too) thinking the feral cat down the street that terrorizes my roommate’s cat would be more worthy of the remedy than that a**hole. However, Miss You Don’t Even Know There’s a Box again used her noggin and saw the bigger picture. Score 843573 for Elizabeth. Notice when she was trying to convince the Cameroon ambassador of the plan, she told him it was “for the greater good.” There’s that tricky phrase again. Like with the Russia/Dmitri situation, Elizabeth made a less than ideal decision for what she perceived as the betterment of the entire world. It wasn’t quite robbing Peter to pay Paul (is my Catholicism showing with that?), but it was a bit like taking one for the team. In this case, however, that meant saving the life of a ruthless terrorist. Even the Cameroon ambassador quickly jumped on board because he knew in the end, it would save lives. Good or bad, I feel like “the greater good” is basically the theme of any politician or diplomat.

One of those at the center of the Marburg virus was Jay. Out of everyone on Elizabeth’s staff, Jay is often the most vulnerable. He puts his heart into everything he does, often having a difficult time removing himself personally from situations. I’ve said it before, but I think Elizabeth respects him so much because he is, as they call him, the office Patron Saint of Long Shots. Elizabeth and Jay are both like Roombas: when they hit a wall, they bounce off and continue in a different direction, trying to clean up the mess. As much as Blake is her right-hand man, Jay is her left. That’s precisely why Elizabeth became so emotional when faced with Jay’s possible mortality. The slight stumble and warble when she said “My top (pause) policy guy” to Russell proved how much she cares for him as a person, not just an employee. Classic Elizabeth later used sarcasm to hide emotion when she told Jay himself, “Point is, Whitman, unless you wanna be embarrassed for all eternity, don’t die on me.” Those two may butt heads on many issues, but there’s a deep mutual respect.

Henry, Jane and the rest of the Murphy Station gang don’t play too high up on my “Mention-O-Meter” this week. They had Jibral Disah. Then they didn’t. Then they successfully saved Hijriyyah, but they don’t know what she’ll offer. There had to be some forward movement with this storyline this week, so I understand why the scenes were needed. They just didn’t grab me as much. Honestly, my favorite Murphy Station parts had nothing to do with the actual plot. Henry poking fun at Jane in a friendly way made me smile. “Old buddy?” “Shut up.” Those two have come a long way, and I’ve loved seeing their relationship grow. The best was Henry’s quip to Jose: “Honestly if they’re your kids, Marburg is the least of their problems.” Zing!

Mama McCord. She gets a 10 for being such an enthusiastic supporter of her daughter’s new relationship, but she should really be hovering around a 4. Elizabeth giving Jareth a ride, buying him boots and tripping over herself to greet him is the stuff nightmares are made of. Don’t get me wrong. She’s adorable. ADORABLE. However, she’s as subtle as an EF5 tornado or an anvil to the head. Papa Bear is just as bad: “Boot buddies!” I wanted the kitchen floor to open up and swallow Stevie, just to let her escape the awkwardness. Elizabeth and Stevie’s quick heart-to-heart was sweet and humorous. “We’ve never liked any of your other boyfriends.” “Nice. And. Old,” emphasized with chopsticks. “To keep an eye on the little perv.” Those few minutes were quite revealing for Stevie. How I love awkward Elizabeth and Henry. They play it cool in every way possible throughout their lives, unless it comes to their kids. That’s how it should be, I suppose. My only regret (besides Stevie and Jareth interrupting couch time) is that we didn’t see more of that dinner. I’m just imagining the scenes of Elizabeth and Henry biting their tongues and kicking each other under the table, trying to suppress their over-excitement. It would basically be the antithesis of the Arthur living room conversation.. which still remains a favorite of mine today.

Speaking of the infamous couch scene, “Wanna go fool around on the couch till it dings?” “Affirmative.” I love that they both took their glasses off and set them on the counter before going into the living room. That shot also featured an up close view of Henry’s wedding ring. Setting up for next week? Kidding. Kind of.

As for the promo for 2.20, I rarely talk about what’s to come, but because I’ve seen A LOT of freaking out on tumblr and twitter, I’m going to throw out my 2 cents. My first thought is that what airs in a promo isn’t necessarily how the scenes air in the show. A promo is specifically edited to create intrigue and, to a point, be misleading. MS promos have done this to us this season already. They show us something in a promo, but when the show airs and more context to the scene is given, it completely changes a line’s meaning. That said, Elizabeth and Henry need to fight. They both have 19 episodes worth of unresolved angst that needs to get out so they can move forward as a stronger couple. Ever have something with a friend or loved one that needs to be discussed and once it is, you’re better off for it? As close to a perfect couple as Elizabeth and Henry are, perfect marriages don’t exist. Couples fight. They’re humans, not robots. It’s unrealistic to think they’d agree on everything, and just because they fight, it doesn’t mean they’re heading for divorce or don’t love each other. Will their fighting be harsh and ugly? Possibly. Has everything Henry experienced this season given him permission to hit Elizabeth below the belt? Absolutely not. However, we often say the worst to those we love the most because we know they’ll stick around. Everyone from producers to writers to the actors themselves have said they’re all deeply committed to keeping this couple together, so I’m not in the least concerned our favorite couple will break up. Also, angst is needed for a well-rounded storyline. Just look at MS fanfic. Half of the stories deal with this: Henry dying from radiation poisoning, Elizabeth being raped while overseas, Elizabeth and Henry splitting up, etc. Even you fanfic writers realize life as gumdrops and rainbows doesn’t make for good drama. Sure there are fluff pieces that are sweet and fun, but those are the fics that are 2-3 chapters long. The stories that can really be fleshed out for longer periods involve drama. That said, there’s a fine line between good drama and drama for the sake of drama. (Bombings, anyone?). I realize I’m in the minority here, but I needed to put an alternate view out there since there’s so much distressing going on.

Other things about 2.19:

–The Nigerian schoolgirls broke my heart. If ever I wished an MS storyline to come true, it would be this one.

–I was hoping Elizabeth would mention Will after the bombing at the aid station. I realize he’s not working anywhere near where the Marburg virus was, but it’s not like he’s treating patients at Disneyland. You’d think it would bring up thoughts of the dangers he’s facing.

–The State Department staff working out of the McCord house was another fun little way to show how Elizabeth’s work and personal lives overlap.

–“professorwhiskersrip.” Jason’s hamster was named “Professor Whiskers.” Mine was named “Hermie.” Listen. I was 6. Don’t judge me.

–One of these days, Russell is going to stroke out. There’s no way that level of stressed crazy can be sustainable.

–“I bailed after Matthew Crawley bit it.” Same, Elizabeth. Same.

–“Three cheers for human progress.” Conrad tried to make a funny.

–“I can feel your sarcasm behind my back.”

–The picture of the kids behind Elizabeth’s desk at the State Department was a different angle of a pic Wallis tweeted out months ago. I think it was taken when they shot “Invasive Species.” I recognized it right away, which means I either need to get out more or train my memory to be just as sharp for things that are actually important in life.

anonymous asked:

how can you possibly ship fitzsimmons after this episode?

I’m going to give the benefit of the doubt anon, and assume you’re not the person who has flooded my inbox with mean messages, although your tone seems to be in the general spirit.

I haven’t really had the time to process the episode properly, so these are my rough thoughts on the Fitzsimmons interaction. I think people have expressed frustration about the writing of them, but I’ll give the writers the benefit of the doubt here to try and explain what I think happened - why Fitz is suddenly seeming to be so malicious and Simmons seems to be obsessed with “fixing” Skye, both actions of which are casting them in a negative light, depending on your bias.

I don’t think that Fitz understands that Jemma is acting out of trauma, which is what I initially thought. And I think that interpretation hinges on the following line, where Fitz says “No, it’s not that, you’re afraid -” (x)

To Fitz, this whole situation is HIGHLY personal. He interprets Jemma’s actions through his own lens - he thinks that Jemma is reacting poorly to changes she sees as negative. Him and Skye are no longer the same, and Jemma doesn’t like that. Fitz can’t see past his own hurt over her leaving and their fractured relationship to see that her reaction is coming from her heaping all the blame of Trip’s death and Skye’s transformation on herself, because she couldn’t prevent it or fix it, like she’s so used to doing. (This is on TOP of all the miscommunication they’ve been having before this happened.)

On her end, I don’t think that Simmons realizes how personal it is to Fitz. I mean, of course she gets it a bit, but to her the picture is much bigger - she sees the alien things causing havoc and death. She wants to fix THAT - not Skye, not Fitz, but just that. And she can’t see past her own guilt and pain over the recent events to see that Fitz isn’t attacking her stance or her thoughts or not willing to work with her because he doesn’t agree with the science, but because he’s misinterpreting her desire to fix this as her desire to fix him.

Essentially, it’s the same Fitzsimmons’ miscommunication that we’ve seen so far. I personally think that this argument was more plot fodder, to be quite honest, to further the divide and “tell the viewer” how much Jemma has changed because she’s been keeping it all in. As I said, I still haven’t decided on my feelings or my interpretation just yet - these are preliminary thoughts.

But, the point of all this was to explain that their argument and their problems don’t stem out of lack of love for each other - but because they DO care so much. The most hurtful part is we can see how each of them is right and wrong in their own way, and their miscommunication is what’s causing this mess. I don’t think any of what’s happened should make me jump ship.

I know i’m going to get hate and that’s fine but I need to voice my opinion on this. The hate Normani has been getting these recent days and over her entire career simply is not okay. There is no excuse for a racial slur, period. What has been sent her way is absolutely vile and I can’t comprehend why someone would take the time out of their day to send her such nasty things simply for her career and being a proud black woman. She’s a young, talented woman of color and she wears that proudly. As she should. Normani is gorgeous, inside and out. Her smile radiates sunshine and she simply does not deserve any negative thing that has been sent her way. Her mind is exquisite and beautiful. That being said, do you really think that sending hate to Camila is going to fix this? I mean seriously, this issue is much bigger than that. This doesn’t involve her. What has been sent Normani’s way is disgusting and some people aren’t looking at the bigger picture. SOMEONE SENT NORMANI DISGUSTING IMAGES, that’s not fucking okay. Are we forgetting that? We need to protect Normani and stop the racial slurs from happening, Camila being involved in this situation is just dumb and petty. I agree, she could’ve said something better about it. But, it’s not even her situation to be involved in anyway. She could just breathe and y’all would jump down her throat. We’ve gotta look at the bigger fucking picture here, this is more than Camila. Normani experiencing blatant racism is a more important issue if you ask me. I’m very happy Normani is taking a break from social media. She gives and gives and some disgusting people with nothing better to do are trying to ruin that.

This is part of a devotional from the First 5 App. Which is amazing by the way!!! It allows you to start your day with God as soon as you wake up, before you dip into social media and texting. This devotion hit home for me!!! I’m very bad for this!
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Matthew 6:8b, (NIV) “… your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

God doesn’t need our suggestions. But boy am I eager to make suggestions to Him! I’ve been guilty of making my prayer life all about figuring out what’s the best in every situation and then asking God to bless my plans. “Lord, bless this. Don’t mess with it. Just bless all that I’ve arranged. And give me all I’ve suggested.”

But can I admit to you what I had to admit to God lately? My plans are never, ever the best plans.

Like today’s verse states, God already knows what we need before we ask Him. Not what we think we need. He knows what we really need according to His perfect plans.

So, why pray then?

We pray, because we don’t truly know what we need. We pray because He sees everything while we see only a sliver of the bigger picture. We pray because we have limited perspectives, limited thoughts, limited views. We pray because we need so much more than quick fixes and help for our troubles. We pray because we need Him.

-Lysa TerKeurst

so i just, uh, found this erotic story on amazon and not to sound hyperbolic but “Taken By The Lightning Bolt” is the best thing i’ve ever read.

here’s the excerpt: 

I was standing outside in a field in a thunderstorm humping a metal sculpture of a horse. It was like that giant scary horse sculpture that’s outside Denver International Airport only with bigger junk. I know you’re thinking didn’t that horse sculpture fall down and crush the guy who sculpted it? That’s why I had fixed this one really carefully to the ground with concrete mixed with metal shavings because metal makes things stronger. 

I was dry-humping the solid metal back of the horse and holding up my iPhone so I could send a picture unsolicited to people on OKCupid when…[read the rest]