missing the big picture

MBTI + strengths and weaknesses
  • ISFJ: + very supportive, enthusiastic, loyal, hardworking, patient, observant, reliable, practical
  • - shy, overload themselves, take things too personally, hate change, altruistic, repress their emotions
  • ENTP: + knowledgeable, quick-thinkers, original, excellent brain-stormers, energetic, charismatic
  • - very argumentative, intolerant, can find it difficult to focus, impractical, insensitive
  • INFP: + idealistic, seek harmony, open-minded, flexible, very creative, passionate, energetic, dedicated
  • - set standards too high, too altruistic, impractical, dislike dealing with data, take things too personally, very private
  • ESTJ: + dedicated, orderly, organized, loyal, patient, reliable, strong-willed, honest, direct
  • - inflexible, judgmental, uptight, worried, selfish, wary to change
  • ISTP: + optimistic, energetic, level-headed, creative, practical, relaxed, rational, mildly spontaneous
  • - stubborn, reserved, very private, easily bored, insensitive, risk-takers, hate commitment
  • ENFJ: + tolerable, reliable, charismatic, altruistic, natural leaders
  • - overly idealistic, too selfless, too sensitive, indecisive, fluctuating self-esteem
  • INTJ: + strategic, quick-thinkers, self-confident, decisive, hardworking, determined, open-minded, knowledgeable
  • - arrogant, judgmental, too analytic, hate structure, clueless in romance
  • ESFP: + bold, original, observant, sense of beauty, practical, excellent people skills
  • - have difficulty focusing, very sensitive, poor planners, always seek excitement, academically challenged, loathe conflict
  • ISFP: + sensitive, observant, charming, open-minded, artistic, curious, imaginative, passionate
  • - low self-esteem, easily stressed, academically challenged, competitive, unpredictable, fiercely independent
  • ENTJ: + efficient, energetic, inspiring, self-confident, strong-willed, strategic thinker, charismatic
  • - stubborn, intolerant, impatient, arrogant, bad with emotions, cold, ruthless
  • INFJ: + creative, insightful, inspiring, convicting, decisive, determined, passionate, altruistic
  • - very sensitive, overly private, perfectionists, impatient, always need a cause
  • ESTP: + bold, honest, perceptive, original, rational, practical, good people skills, direct
  • - rule breakers, risk-takers, academically challenged, insensitive, impatient, miss the big picture
  • ISTJ: + knowledgeable, strong-willed, responsible, dutiful, calm, direct, orderly, practical, honest
  • - stubborn, insensitive, judgmental, always by the book, blame themselves
  • ENFP: + curious, observant, energetic, enthusiastic, very friendly, good communicators, can relax
  • - impractical, bad at focusing, over-think things, easily stressed, highly emotional
  • INTP: + great analysts, imaginative, original, open-minded, direct, enthusiastic, objective, honest
  • - private, withdrawn, insensitive, absent-minded, condescending, hate rules, second guessers
  • ESFJ: + looks for win/win situations, loyal, sensitive, warm, practical, can connect with people
  • - egotistical, inflexible, unwilling to improvise, very vulnerable to critisism, too selfless, very needy
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‘American Gods’ Review: Starz’s Adaptation Of Neil Gaiman Novel Simply Divine
By Dominic Patten

Starz’s cunning adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods may be the most ambitious and successful series the premium cabler has launched since it hit the reset button a few years back.

The eight-episode series executive produced by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green that debuts April 30 is do-not-miss television lived large on the big-picture topics and themes of our time as old-world deities and new-world manifestations spar and war across the American cultural tundra. Updated to 2017 from the 2001 publication of Gaiman’s cinematic yet seemingly unfilmable book, this Gods soars where the likes of David Cronenberg’s 1991 Naked Lunch adaptation sank, unveiling a challenging and exceptional result.

In fact, led by Ian McShane and a career-redefining performance from Ricky Whittle, American Gods may also be the best thing Fuller or Green have ever done – and those guys were behind NBC’s Hannibal and the R-rated blockbuster Logan, respectively. …

You know what I don’t like about dragons being on Netflix? When all the episodes are dropped at once, we watched them all at once, and then it’s like the entire fandom goes to sleep. 

Back when the show came out one episode at a time, we’d watch the episode and then pick it apart piece by piece, analyzing and talking about it, until the next one came out. 

I feel like when we watch the whole season at once, we miss the little things. All we see is the big picture, and we miss the little things that otherwise would have made us freak out. We don’t casually break down each episode and each scene to see what it really adds to the lore and to the characters; we just want more, more, more, and then the season is over. We’re so overwhelmed with getting so much at once that we don’t pause to really see the details that we missed, like back when we had one episode a week. 

I miss those days. 

Koi No Yokan - Part 2

Characters - Steve, Reader, Clint, Sam

Word Count - 721

Koi No Yokan (Japanese) - The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love. This is different than “love at first sight,” since it implies that you might have a sense of imminent love, somewhere down the road, without yet feeling it. The term captures the intimation of inevitable love in the future, rather than the instant attraction implied by love at first sight.

A/N - It’s 2:30am, I don’t have too much to say about this part. Still setting the scene here. I really hope you guys like it! Never hesitate to tell me what you think!!

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“What do you want?” You groaned at the harsh sunlight beaming in your face as you opened the door.

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Typing by Letters: A Short Guide

Word of caution: Typing by letters is not recommended by most people who possess some knowledge of mbti (including myself). But if you still wish to do so here are some helpful tips in identifying which letter you have. Still, please stay reminded that functions play a much bigger role than the letters and depending on the function stack of each type some characteristics of the letters may be diminished or exaggerated. So take the guide with a grain of salt!


I vs. E (Introversion vs. Extroversion)

Has nothing to do with the number of friends you have or liking your friends (or people in general).

Introverts

¬ Tend to prefer the company of a couple of people over a big group

¬ Can feel overwhelmed in a crowd because they’re primarily “programmed” for one-on-one conversing

¬ Feel energized by solitary activities

¬ Prefer to reflect on things by themselves before turning to others

Extroverts

¬ Can focus their energy on multiple people at once

¬ Can struggle with one-on-one conversing because they are more natural navigating through a large amount of people

¬ Feel energized by social activities

¬ Prefer to talk things over with someone else before reflecting alone

So which one do I have?

Try asking yourself the following questions:

°When something unexpected (good OR bad) happens to you, do you feel the need to share it with others as soon as possible (extroversion) by e.g posting about it on Facebook or calling your friends? Or do you prefer to reflect on it by yourself (to for example conclude how you feel or think about it) and “prepare” yourself for sharing it with others (introversion)?

°After a fun social gathering with your best friends do you appreciate the fact it was fun but look forward to going home (introversion)? Or do you wish you could keep going and already think about the next time you can gather and have fun (extroversion)?

°Do you think you can reach an understanding of another person’s point of view by primarily listening (introversion) or by primarily conversing (extroversion)?


N vs. S (iNtuition vs. Sensing)

Has nothing to do with intelligence, creativity or uniqueness.

Intuitives

¬ Prefer taking in information by first gaining a general understanding and then focusing on details

¬ Try to find connections and general principles in data

¬ Can miss crucial details because they primarily focus on the big picture

¬ Prefer relaying information and ideas in metaphors and using abstract language and terms

Sensors

¬ Prefer focusing on singular pieces of information and constructing an overall understanding with them

¬ Focus on finding inconsistencies and exceptions in data

¬ Can be too focused on details to see the big picture

¬ Prefer to communicate using “layman’s terms” and concrete examples

So which one do I have?

Try asking yourself the following questions:

°When studying a book about a new issue, do you take time to glance through first to get the general idea (intuition) or do you delve right into it and trust you’ll get the idea just by reading from the beginning (sensing)?

°Are you often criticized for simplifying complex issues to make it understandable with the cost of making things too black and white (sensing)? Or are you more often criticized for explaining things in a manner too complex and abstract, refusing to simplify issues for the sake of making them easier to understand (intuition)?


T vs. F (Thinking vs. Feeling)

Has nothing to do with whether or not you have feelings or are capable of logical soundness. Also has no correlation to being smart or having empathy.

Thinkers

¬ Are more comfortable dealing with issues that don’t involve strong feelings from self or others

¬ Trust their intellect when judging things

¬ Can struggle with showing or using their sentiment

¬ Can thrive for sole logical consistency without regard for subjective feelings

Feelers

¬ Are more comfortable dealing with people’s subjective experiences and feelings as opposed to hard facts

¬ Trust their heart and “gut feeling” when judging things

¬ Can struggle with accepting facts they don’t feel are right

¬ Can disregard facts when seeking emotional comfort and security

So which one do I have?

Try asking yourself the following questions:

°When gathering information about something new, are you more curious to hear about it from someone with no personal involvement (thinking) or from someone with personal experience and insights (feeling)?

°Are you more frustrated by insensitivity to people’s feelings and suffering (feeling) or by hypersensitivity to people’s feelings with the cost of facts (thinking)?

°Which one do you feel more threatened by: emotional instability that leaves no room for rationality (thinking) or inflexible factuality without any regard to subjective experience and feelings (feeling)?


J vs. P (Judging vs. Perceiving)

Has nothing to do with being lazy or messy.

Judgers

¬ Prefer to know what to expect and to plan things in advance

¬ Feel anxious in situations that lack plan, schedule, structure or a desirable end result

¬ Can struggle in situations that require improvising or “playing by ear”

¬ Tend to organize themselves and their surroundings

Perceivers:

¬ Enjoy situations that require improvising and can have unpredictable end results

¬ Prefer doing things spontaneously when they feel like it

¬ Can struggle and feel bored in situations that follow a set schedule or structure

¬ Tend to struggle with making and following long-term plans that require commitment

So which one do I have?

Try asking yourself the following questions:

°Do you tend to feel more anxious in unpredictable turns of events (judging) or situations where you’re expected to follow a set schedule or etiquette (perceiving)?

°When working, do you work in bursts of energy (perceiving) or diligently bit by bit (judging)


That about does it for my short guide. I hope at least one of you found this helpful. I’m planning to make another post about functions as soon as possible, hopefully I’ll get to that without unnecessary delay!

I lost trying to win. Failed trying to learn. Took it for granted and lost it. Focused on the future and missed the present. The big picture covered the details. Too focused on goals and forgot to grow. Gave and expected back.
I DIED TRYING TO LIVE.
—  Lifehitsharder.tumblr.com

I know I shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we even see the episode but something is rotten in the city of Paris.

Adrien’s mom disappeared less than a year ago, yes?

So she had been there for the last shitty birthdays and the no party rule and the no going out rule and so on, but Adrien still looked happy with her, given the pictures from Jackady. I feel like we are missing  something in here.

ACOMAF Character MBTI Type headcanons:

obviously not every single one of the strengths and weaknesses apply to every character but mostly I think they’re pretty accurate. 

Feyre: ISTJ

Strengthsknowledgeable, strong-willed, responsible, dutiful, calm, direct, orderly, practical, honest. 

Weaknesses: stubborn, insensitive, judgmental, always by the book, blame themselves 

Rhys: ENFJ

Strengths: tolerant, reliable, charismatic, altruistic, natural leaders

Weaknesses: overly idealistic, too selfless, too sensitive, indecisive, fluctuating self-esteem

Lucien: ENFP

Strengths:  curious, observant, energetic, enthusiastic, very friendly, good communicators, can relax

Weaknesses: impractical, bad at focusing, over-think things, easily stressed, highly emotional

Mor: ESTP

Strengths:  bold, honest, perceptive, original, rational practical, good people skills, direct 

Weaknesses:  rule breakers, risk-takers, academically challenged, insensitive, impatient, miss the big picture 

Cassian: ESFJ

Strengths: looks for win/win situations, loyal, sensitive, warm, practical, can connect with people 

Weaknesses:  egotistical, inflexible, unwilling to improvise, very vulnerable to critisism, too selfless, very needy

Azriel: ISFJ

Strengths:  very supportive, enthusiastic, loyal, hardworking, patient, observant, reliable, practical  

Weaknesses: shy, overload themselves, take things too personally, hate change, altruistic, repress their emotions 

Amren: ISTP

Strengths:  optimistic, energetic, level-headed, creative, practical, relaxed, rational, mildly spontaneous

Weaknesses: stubborn, reserved, very private, easily bored, insensitive, risk-takers, hate commitment 

Nesta: INTJ

Strengths:  strategic, quick-thinkers, self-confident, decisive, hardworking, determined, open-minded, knowledgeable 

Weaknesses:  arrogant, judgmental, too analytic, hate structure, clueless in romance 

Elain: ESFP

Strengths: bold, original, observant, sense of beauty, practical, excellent people skills 

Weaknesses:  have difficulty focusing, very sensitive, poor planners, always seek excitement, academically challenged, loathe conflict

Strengths and weaknesses originally from this post 

I lost trying to win. Failed trying to learn. Took it for granted and lost it. Focused on the future and missed the present. The big picture covered the details. Too focused on goals and forgot to grow. Gave and expected back. 
I DIED TRYING TO LIVE.
—  Lifehitsharder.tumblr.com

now you see me sentence starters.  contains 150 lines from the first film. some of these are lighthearted, some of these are angsty, some of these are suggestive — it’s a mixed bunch. you can send in a sentence or a ☆ for a randomised one. feel free to change the wording, pronouns, names etc. to fit!

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anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for condensing unwieldy sentences, without interrupting the flow?

For those unfamiliar with the concept of Narrative Flow, here’s a definition from Shifti.

In a basic sense, Narrative Flow is building your suspension of disbelief. It’s readability, crafting tension, and built through language choice and sentence structure. Ultimately, Narrative Flow is a tricky beast to talk about because there isn’t any right way to craft it in a story. Every author and every story are different.

Narrative Flow is what I’ll call “Big Picture”, it’s created by many pieces and techniques working within the writing itself. An alternate example is that it’s a lot like looking at a perfect roundhouse kick and just seeing the kick rather than the chamber, extension, rotation, turnover, posture, and recoil.

All the pieces which go into the kick and all that have to be done well in order to create a great one.

If you get too caught up looking at the Big Picture, you miss the detail work that makes it function.

This is why, for the most part, it’s best not to get too attached to any part of a piece until you have the whole concept of what your story is going to be. If you’ve gotten too attached to language flow for a page with sentences that don’t make sense, then you’ve got a nice flow is ultimately senseless. However, the senseless, unworkable sentences are part of what’s creating the flow you like.

By changing one, you change the other.

But if the sentences aren’t working, that means the story is also not working, and the flow (while nice) isn’t really working.

So, it’s time to kill your darlings.

First: Save all your drafts in separate files.

I don’t care if it’s your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 24th, or 150th. Save those drafts. We often have hits of inspiration and turns of phrase that we never get back again.

So, save your drafts.

Once you’ve saved your previous draft, you will no longer have any reason to fear experimenting. You always have the old one to go back to if what you changed doesn’t work.

See? Easy peasy.

You’ve got your first creation safely stashed away. So, if you muck it all up, you can save yourself and all those hours won’t be wasted.

If you just breathed a solid sigh of relief at the concept, don’t worry. It happens to everyone. It’s so very freeing, really. Creating new save files shoves all those fears like “what if I mess up” down the garbage disposal and into the trash compactor, then flips the switch to On.

You’re now free to rip up the concrete foundations and start over.

And you will, because a first draft is only the first step on the long journey toward a completed piece. You’re gonna have to change some of those sentences that make the bigger picture sound good but simply don’t work. They don’t make sense. They have to go.

You know that changing on the small scale affects the big picture, even just a word here exchanged with one over there can change the shape and sound and flow of a piece.

When “horrified” becomes “terrified”, or “screamed” changes to “shrieked”, or “heard” becomes “listened”.

Flow is created by the order of words, the sound of the words, the words themselves, and the punctuation. You will inevitably change the flow of the sentences by changing the sentences.

That’s how it works.

However, a new flow is not a bad flow. New flow can lead to better flow.

After all, once you have your concept down, once you know what your story is about in the big view then you can build the necessary nuts and bolts in at the bottom to make it sing.

Think of your first draft as you telling yourself your story, you’re getting all your concepts out onto the page. You’ll get a different flow here because you’re still trying to figure out what exactly it is you’re doing. It may be a nice flow and it may feel like it works, but the best language and narrative flows are created when every single goddamn word on the page is working as hard as it can to make it so.

It’s easier to lose this with fiction writing because there are so many words that it can be difficult to feel their importance versus flash fiction or poetry. Reading and writing poetry is one of those important skill sets because they teach the importance of word choice, imagery, and flow; plus the visual impact of format, presentation, and white space.

When you’re reformatting your sentences, cutting them down, changing the words around, the flow will end up janky.

When you’ve got the feel or sense for what you want the scene to be about/where you want it to go, then start from the top. This can be a single page, a whole chapter, half a book, or even a whole book, and go through the whole thing again.

It’s a lot easier to figure out your flow when you have the complete image.

So, complete your image, get your big picture view, get out your pen, and mark down every sentence that isn’t working.

Then (BEFORE YOU TOUCH ANYTHING) save your draft.

Open up a new file.

Go to town.

-Michi

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Killing Stalking Zodiac Analysis: Yang Seungbae

This is the second part of my astrological look at the main three Killing Stalking characters. I’ll be looking at all the same placements as last time (sun, moon, rising, mars, venus, mercury) Although I will take a bit of liberty with Seungbae’s venus sign because we haven’t been given information regarding any romantic intentions related to him. 

Virgo Sun: 

Yang Seungbae is very critical and analyzes everything, and he is very down to earth. Can sometimes be so caught up in the details he misses the big picture. Seungbae is not easily trusting of people, shown when he immediately felt that Sangwoo was a suspicious character despite his charming attitude. He is a fairly conservative man and he appears to be distant from others. Seungbae is a hard worker and is an excellent problem-solver.

Capricorn Moon: 

Not openly emotional, Seungbae tries hard to maintain his composure. Even if he is facing turmoil, Seungbae does not feel comfortable revisiting any dark feelings. Being a Capricorn moon, he can be very hard on himself and can often try to over compensate with keeping himself busy. He has a strong need to be validated by others and has a strong sense of duty.

Capricorn Rising: 

Seungbae is a very serious person and comes off as wound up too tight. He appears to be responsible and reliable. He cares very much about being a successful police officer. Seungbae is not afraid of accepting a challenge and thrives off of seeing concrete results. He has a deadpan expression most of the time, even when he’s being humorous. 

Cancer Mars: 

Generally likes to avoid conflict, and tries hard to find peaceful solutions to problems, however he can be very passive aggressive. Seungbae is very instinctual and if he feels there is a threat he will act on it. He can sometimes be emotionally sensitive and moody, and acts upon how he is feeling, which he can regret later on in time. 

Taurus Venus: 

(This is speculative) Seungbae might want a very secure, very comforting relationship. He would be deeply loyal to his partner and expects the same loyalty in return. He also wouldn’t indulge in superficial relationships. Seungbae would be a dependable lover but would be jealous at times. He also likes to cuddle. 

Virgo Mercury:

Seungbae is precise with how he chooses his words, and is observant. He has a very logical approach and way of thinking, he knows how to stay calm in a crisis, however he can appear to be high strung when the pressure is great. Seungbae also tends to be impatient with others. Can sometimes appear to be shy.

Okay two down one more to go! I had some trouble figuring out his mars tbh, but yeah last one will be our beloved Bum!

julianlapostat  asked:

Southron Ambitions is a result of Egg's policies.He wanted to bind the LPs in marriage but that failed, so they decided to make those marital alliances without the Crown. When Robert appeared, everyone compared him to Lyonel, who was a rebel king-claimant after all. You can also see Hoster Tully indulging LF's dad as an attempt at Egg-like noblesse oblige. I think BR made errors, but I don't think he weakened the state, not based on what we have in the available texts at least.

Again, I think you’re missing the big picture. Every Targaryen monarch after the death of the dragons sought an alternate organizing principle, and fell short. They gradually proved themselves more trouble than they were worth from their vassals’ perspective–Egg, too, was contributing to this pattern.

As for the text, I recommend rereading TMK. It firmly establishes how Bloodraven’s policies kept the Blackfyre cause alive.

Oh my GOD

Excuse me while I slam my palm into my face a few times.

How the fuck did I not see this coming. Of course this is where Garnet’s odd numbered eyes comes from.

Okay, I’ll admit. Season 2 is, like, sensory overload with all the new info and flippin’ twisted-ass revelations. So in trying to look at the big picture, I’ve missed a small detail.

This is the first non-fusion Gem to have an inhuman body shape. Interesting.

i-have-zero-chill  classyluminaryengineer replied to your photoset: …

Also who the fuck is mad at Fitz? Yeah most ppl would agree his thing with Aida is gross but no one is blaming him. At least no one I’m following. His memories were fucked with so obviously it would be dumb to be mad at him. Meanwhile falling for Will apparently made Jemma a terrible person? Even though she literally thought she was gonna be stuck on that planet forever and never see Fitz again and was just trying to grasp onto what minuscule bit of happiness she could find?

It really surprises me sometimes how two people can look at the same thing and get completely different things out of it. And you know, while people have the right to their opinions, I think you can miss out on big picture stuff if you focus on blame.

The keyword with Fitz and co. here is BRAINWASHED.They have been BRAINWASHED. You know who else was brainwashed and then developed a romantic relationship with a villain? Kara Palamas. This is the same scenario, gender swapped. You really have to take that into account, or you’re missing out on what’s really happening here.

I wrote a long diatribe about Hogface, but I decided not to go into it. Let me just say that I blame Will and the writers, not Jemma. It was a stupid story done for stupid reasons, and poor Jemma barely made it out of 3A with any of her character intact. 

Anyway, I love Fitz and Simmons equally, and they are both good and decent people who try to do what’s right and help their friends. They love each other more than anything. I’d rather focus on that than anything else.