Okay but you know what’s a trait of Keith’s that I want to hear more of?
Show me his attention to detail.
Everyone jokes about his “conspiracy board” but nobody seems to consider it’s not a conspiracy board? Like- he put a map down and figured out roughly where the energy source was, and then specifically went to locations and triangulated his weird brain sense to isolate it down to a specific area, and then when that led him to the caves, he took photographs of seemingly all the pictures he could find and used strings to mark their positions in what caves.
There was other stuff there we don’t know why he put up (something he later tore down, and a star chart) but none of this suggests he was making wild leaps of logic or conclusions about whatever it “must be” and his recounting of it is all incredibly matter-of-fact. Virtually nothing is conjecture except the safest ones- “like some kind of energy was telling me to search,” which is rooted in his experiences and not something he can quantify though he clearly tried as much as he could to do so- “they all appear to tell a slightly different story about a blue lion” would suggest that he went over those pictures and carefully compare/contrasted them.
This suggests Keith is actually good at making detailed observations, and recording and organizing them in a very clear-cut accessible manner. This may well have taken him months to put together but he’s able to present it very quickly and effectively to the team.
Seemingly, something reinforced, because right after he sees Ulaz’s weapon and hears about what it’s for, we see him privately comparing it to the symbol on his own weapon.
People are going ‘omg ishida disappointed me’ ‘omg this is such a bad writing’ ‘tg is shit now’ ‘this chapter is a waste its not important at all’ etc etc
Are people actually treating this chapter as just a perverted hentai ‘fanservice’ chapter with no meaning? At this point I cant even tell if they’re trolling or serious
If you have been reading tokyo ghoul, you should realize that ishida puts every chapter, scene and dialogues with meaning. So do you actually think that an ishida would spend AN ENTIRE FLIPPIN CHAPTER of kaniki’s and touka’s sexual intercourse with NO MEANING AT ALL? Like come on lol did you guys not see kaneki’s tears or the last scene? or have you guys given ANY THOUGHTS on why on earth there’s a picture of a butterfly in the first page?
there are a lot of times in films/novels where sexual intercourse is often used to symbolize comfort, warmth, and/or closeness of a relationship between 2 characters.
in my view this is some important process for kaneki’s development. Kaneki used to feel lonely and suicidal and all, and through arima he wanted to live again but it was more due to a sense of duty. Although he wanted to live, he had nothing to grasp on to make that feeling come alive.
But through this chapter, he gained it through touka. He feels wanted and doesn’t feel lonely, as shown through the last panel of this chapter, where he is looking like a child sleeping on his mother’s laps, feeling warm and comfortable for once. This panel is all the more obvious if you see ishida’s older painting of kaneki in the same exact pose, except there’s no touka. You can tell when he cries. He’s never felt such emotions before other than tragedy and despair. The feeling of being loved by somebody else - especially from someone that he cares so much about, was something that he deeply longed for.
And some people are acting as if the series has been butchered or it turned into some shit writing lmao
what's your thoughts on people who lose that spark in their relationship?
Ok so someone once sent this to me and it makes sense to me, pretty much explains it:
Every relationship has a cycle… In the beginning; you fall in love with your partner. You anticipate their calls, want their touch, and like their idiosyncrasies. Falling in love wasn’t hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and a spontaneous experience. You didn’t have to DO anything. That’s why it’s called “falling” in love.
People in love sometimes say, “I was swept of my feet.” Picture the expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something happened TO YOU.
Falling in love is a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few months or years of being together, the euphoria of love fades. It’s a natural cycle of EVERY relationship.
Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse’s idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts. The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship; you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.
At this point, you and/or your partner might start asking, “Am I with the right person?” And as you reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when relationships breakdown.
The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the person you found.
People blame their partners for their unhappiness and look outside for fulfillment. Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes.
Infidelity is the most common. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances. But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your relationship. It lies within it.
I’m not saying that you couldn’t fall in love with someone else. You could. And TEMPORARILY you’d feel better. But you’d be in the same situation a few years later.
Because (listen carefully to this):
The key to succeeding in a Relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the Person you found.
SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. You have to work on it day in and day out. It takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it demands WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make it work. Make no mistake about it.
Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your partner), Just as there are physical laws Of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. If you know how to apply these laws, the results are predictable.
Love is therefore a “decision”. Not just a feeling.
once upon a time, i was sitting around, browsing ebay for more Lupin the Third merch to add to my ever-growing collection. as i looked amongst the many listings, i came across a one-of-a-kind auction for some strange, weird-looking toy…
i wasn’t sure what it was. the title was “#C349 PRIZE Anime Character figure gun Lupin The 3rd” and that didn’t make a whole lot of sense, so i checked the description to see what it was, but there was nothing about the item, only information about shipping.
the pictures from the listing showed this strange toy, as such:
i thought to myself, what harm can this do? it’s only $4.99, i can afford that.
so i placed a bid, and won the auction. this was about a month ago.
today the item arrived. i picked it up from the post office, because the postal worker couldn’t bother to ring the damn doorbell to see if anyone was home, which–yes–we were home to receive the item. once home, i opened the box and pulled it out.
and i examined it.
looked at it from all angles.
“what the fuck is this thing supposed to do?”
then i pulled the trigger.
with this friggin’ face…
when you pull the goddamn trigger…
LUPIN THE FUCKIN’ THIRD JUMPS OUT OF HIS GODDAMN CLOTHES.
Red was the color that painted your skin through the sleepless night alone. Your eyes grew red from the endless stream of frustrated tears that dripped down your temples. Your cheeks changed hue from rawness, the sleeves of your sweater scratching away at them until they near bled. Your phone battery drained to zero, red painting the icon when you stared at it, debating calling him so his voice could fade your consciousness. Your lips drew too much blood to the surface when you bit down on them to stop another sigh from slipping out, desperate for it to all stop. Desperate for everything to be a dream you could wake up from rather than something you had to deal with when the sun rose back up into the sky.
Aka: A character study of Tony Stark. Aka. Why Tony Stark is not a textbook Narcissist. You need to have 5/9 of these symptoms to be diagnosed.
(1) has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate (Proportionate) achievements)
Look at him bragging about all these things he doesn’t really do, oh wait, no. He does pay for everything right down to the Avengers housing, and groceries. And he does design all of their gear, including their outfits, which does make them look cooler. (See here for details on that.)
(2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
I don’t even know what picture to put here, there is nothing in canon to support this idea that Tony is preoccupied with perfection. He’s preoccupied with keeping the people around him safe.
(3) believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
Except that Tony does not only hang out with Bruce, in fact he spends a lot of time with Pepper who is not a genius, and Happy a normal guy who works security. Rhodey’s smart, but not on the same level Tony is, and none of the aforementioned people are in Tony’s socioeconmic group. He doesn’t view himself as above these people.
(4) requires excessive admiration
Ah yes because he reacts horribly to judgement from other people, and never changes his mind or adapts when his methods or ideas are questioned. He obviously can’t handle criticism and requires excessive phrase my bad.
(5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
Ah yes Tony is the one who expects to be permitted to break international law because he’s a superhero. Sorry, my bad. (Sarcasm)
(6) is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
Obviously Tony is the one who takes advantage of others. (Sarcasm)
(7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
Tony’s response when confronted by a grieving parent was empathy, and guilt. He recognized her feelings, and sought to change the situation to prevent another similar situation in the future.
(8) is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
He’s not envious of his friends achievements. He’s so proud of Pepper.
(9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
I am Iron Man.
Yeah Tony can show Arrogant and haughty behaviors, when put on the defensive, or when in front of a camera. That’s his job.
I am a Psych Major and I am sick and tired of Tony being called Narcissistic.
“Can I take your picture?” Larissa sat a few feet away from me on the grey velvet sofa as I aimed my iPhone towards her. I stared at the screen intently for a moment before shifting my focus, looking over the brim of the phone at her defeated, hopeless state portrayed by bloodshot eyes.
Just a word to the wise: No Johnlocker that I know of uses the term “shipper goggles.” That’s just a thing you and your Sherl0llian friends do because you can’t ship sherl0lly without altering what you watch. We don’t need to wear “goggles” to see Johnlock cause its blatantly in the show. Just saying’.
And while we’re here:
List of things that don’t make sense that have nothing to do with Johnlock:
((bold=overarching, bigger picture plot holes))
- Why did they reuse the title “The Six Thatchers” that was already on John’s blog without drawing any connections/parallels to it
-Why did no one know John is the author of the blog when in previous seasons everyone knew that. He has his picture on it, it’s famous, and he writes in first person
-Why did Mary lie about AGRA being her initials in HLV if she thought John was going to read the flash drive? (I know that’s s3, but s4 is what showed us what AGRA really was)
- Why did Mary’s death contradict the previous “rules” about getting shot that were established for their universe in HLV
- How is Mary sending the CD’s after her death
- How did she even know ahead of time to make the videos, since jumping in front of a bullet is a spur of the moment thing
- How do they just expect to believe that it’s possible for Sherlock to predict everyone’s every movement down to the last detail two weeks beforehand?
-And if he is able to to that, why didn’t he use that skill in any previous season since it would have been very useful
-What was the whole deal with the girl on the plane and what did that have to do with anything and… why?
- How did they jump out of an exploding second floor window and survive
- And how did items like books/ paper survive the explosions
- How are we just expected to believe that Eurus has these mind controlling powers and could take over a prison like that? And when will they stop using “they’re geniuses” as a get out of jail free card?
- Why did they used Moriarty being alive as the big cliff hanger and have him barely feature
-What was the entire point of TAB proving that Moriarty was alive?
- Why does the timeline of Moriarty and Eurus working together behind the scenes not make any sense if this really has been their ultimate plan
- How did a detective (who is supposedly smart enough to predict everyone’s every move) manage to not notice missing glass
- Why did Sherlock remember Redbeard being “put down” if that was really his repressed memory of Victor
- And why was there a dog bowl
- How did John got out of the well using a rope if his feet were chained
- After everything Eurus has done, how are we to believe everything is just magically fixed with a hug
-Where were the “loads of clues and red herrings” alluding to Eurus besides that one line in HLV
1. The Heathers are minorities/people that are usually bullied in these kinds of shows.
Normally i don’t mind a change like this but it’s different with the Heathers who are the bullies. A better choice, in my opinion, would to do the same as berkeley’s Heathers and have a girl JD.
(The actress herself wrote an essay on why that would make sense so come on people!)
2. JD in a straightjacket?
Though there’s nothing confirmed, this does give the assumption that JD lives in the end. Why? We don’t know.
3. Chandler lives?
Not sure about this one either but there’s a picture of the actress that plays chandler taking the position of veronica of the movie’s ending scene with martha.
4. Duke’s mother makes an appearance.
This is not a major thing but it means that the tv show will most likely throw in some things of its own.
(If that wasn’t clear already)
The issue with the mother is that we know nothing about her besides the description implying that she’s a gold-digger. (How original)
Tl;dr Heathers the tv show is not Heathers as we know it and i am bitter about it.
Assuming "Who shattered Pink Diamond" will be treated as an actual murder mystery, how do you think the show will treat Pearl and Garnet in the matter? Like will it turn out there's a lot they don't know either, or will they be obstructionist for reasons?
i have one major distinction - pearl knows more than garnet does. garnet is the one who jumps to defending rose’s alleged shattering. she seems to know as much as most. but pearl… pearl shuts up, covers her face and avoids.
she was rose’s confidant. all that means thus far is she knew about a “secret armory” the others didn’t, but there’s gotta be more. yes, she hypes their relationship up as much as possible, but she was with rose before garnet. before anyone. her truest, most loyal follower. and she just… shuts up. several times.
her faces are not that of someone who’s merely uncomfortable - she’s actively trying not to speak, even though it’s after steven ‘knows’ rose shattered pink. i don’t buy that she’s just “upset” for a second. rose’s most loyal aide, and she’s yet to say a single word on pink diamond, leaving it to garnet every time?
pearl’s afraid. there’s something about the whole situation she’s anxious to keep to herself. and this is very significant, because if any character knows exactly what happened - except rose and pink, who obviously can’t share - it’s pearl. the diamonds don’t know. jasper didn’t use the word “shatter”, but the justification of her revenge hinges on rose’s guilt, so she doesn’t know either.
blue zircon tried to piece it together, but she assumed plenty - that just because the simple shattering doesn’t make sense, rose couldn’t have been involved. except… there’s absolutely nothing to prove that. rose is a very powerful gem, who had no trouble getting past blue diamond’s defenses in ‘the answer’. and nothing proves it “had” to be someone with authority either.
what really tells us (the audience) something new is the sword - designed for a fair fight, it can’t shatter gems… and yet, an important set piece in the “murder”. many seem to assume it was a different sword, but:
it’s pictured in the homeworld databases.
eyeball - the eye witness - describes it as “huge”. she remembers what it looks like, and it wasn’t one of pearl’s standard-size rebellion era swords.
it seems rose’s sword did play a part… which means that, in some form, so did rose. and i think pearl knows that, because she was around from the beginning… which means that, if steven figures out it can’t have been as simple as it looks, pearl might finally have to talk.
There are no coincidences in life. What person that wandered in and out of your life was there for some purpose, even if they caused you harm. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense the short periods of time we get with people, or the outcomes from their choices. However, if you turn it over to God he promises that you will see the big picture in the hereafter. Nothing is too small to be a mistake.
So you know how Bakugou was calling Midoriya the most slippery bastard for like, the longest time, because let’s be real–Midoriya is nothing if not talented at out thinking people…
So imagine one day, they’re fighting some big shot villain, and of course, the villain is all focused on Bakugou. He’s the powerhouse right? Big bad quirk, big bad attitude to go with it? Makes sense why you would focus on him–except, that there’s Deku.
And he doesn’t say it, but at the climax of the confrontation, the villain thinks he’s got Bakugou numbered. And Bakugou just inwardly grins because I ain’t your biggest problem tbh.
The little green bastard is.
And in comes Midoriya and ofc they fucking win, but Bakugou just kind of goes
“You were off by four minutes.” And Midoriya makes the most squinty eyed face at him, “I’d like to see you try to do what I just did.” “I could, I have, and I would do better.”
Endless bickering as they walk off and wait for police to arrive.
Reylo and why it’s a problem beyond any shipper war….
part of many shipper wars over the years. Absolutely crazy and disgusting ones
that left me wondering why I had ever joined the fandom in the first place. I
have seen people call each other retarded and freaks over a ship and bully
people, stalk their social media accounts… I have seen people insult actors and
writers on social media over shipping - even sending them death threats (!!!!),
I have seen people insult the significant others of actors because their ship
wasn’t happening in real life as well… You name it, I’ve probably seen it. Some
of these things also take place in the Star Wars fandom and I find them just as
appalling and disgusting as I do in any other fandom. However I have become
used to this insanity to a certain point and so there is a level of
shipping-craziness I can ignore. Is this good? Probably not, but that’s simply
what happens when you are confronted with bullshit for years and years, you
become immune to it to a degree.
What I have
seen in the Star Wars fandom recently though has crossed my line…and sometimes
it has not just crossed it, it jumped past the line and blew itself into the
freaking stratosphere of unacceptable behaviour.
started out as somewhat of a crack ship, something that exists in almost any
fandom. The villain + the hero… people writing fanfics about it, enjoying the
idea. No problem so far because what you imagine in fics and have as a head canon
can be problematic and unrealistic. As long as you are aware of it and don’t
take it too seriously, everything’s cool.
started to blow out of proportion when people suddenly became convinced that it
will be canon. And that it’s the only acceptable, interesting canon, and that
the entire Star Wars crew is playing some giant goose chase game with the
fandom and only the Reylos get it. Shipping Reylo became some sort of detective
game that only the truly smart people can figure out. Hidden clues, fairytale
motives… Half of it seemed like we had suddenly entered a real life conspiracy
All of this
is weird and insulting the intelligence of non-shippers but it can still be
overlooked with an eyeroll. The real problems began when people started to
justify why Reylo is better than any other ship and entirely unproblematic. They
did not stop at plot points and hidden clues…no! In the course of defending
their ship as a realistic option for the future of Star Wars, huge issues arose
that made Reylo even MORE problematic instead of making it more acceptable.
Issue 1: The
treatment of Finn
Some of the
biggest treats of any ship are obviously other ships that involve one of the
characters. In case of Reylo the biggest treat is Finnrey, ie. the ship between
Rey and the character she spent the majority of time with during TFA. This ship
somehow had to be discredited. Looking at the dynamic between Finn and Rey in
the movie, making this ship not just unrealistic but downright horrible should
be quite a challenge. Yet it was shockingly easy for the Reylo fandom. Not by
using any valid plot points, but by stepping over lines that should never be
crossed, not only in fandoms but in society in general: racism, homophobia and
for many reasons, an absolutely groundbreaking and incredibly important
character in the Star Wars franchise. Played by John Boyega, a man of colour,
he is one of the few POC lead characters in any major franchises, cinema and TV
alike. But not only that, the character himself is representing an incredibly
important arc: A person brainwashed by an ideology for most of his life
questioning this ideology and breaking free from it, breaking out of a facist
organisation, refusing to follow their blind ideals and joining the fight
against them. Finn becomes a hero in TFA for many reasons. He saves Rey, the
other lead of the movie, several times and it is obvious she adores him. So the
version of Finn we are presented with in TFA is that of a hero who becomes best
friends with the heroine.
many members of the Reylo fandom considered it necessary to reinterpret this
version of Finn to the point he became unrecognizable to justify why he is
wrong for Rey. The fact that he broke out from the First Order suddenly became
an act of cowardness because he was not strong enough to kill for them. His
fear when he ran away from the facist organisation that turned him into nothing
more but a number was interpreted as weakness. Him pretending to be a member of
the Resistance was not seen as the act of someone ashamed of where he came from
or someone who thought no one would trust him if they knew the truth – it was
seen as a character flaw. His lie to personally get to save Rey from the First
Order was interpreted as a sign of him being a pathologic liar instead of
someone who would do everything for his friend. Even his motives were questioned…wondering
if he REALLY left the First Order or might just be a double agent, trying to
infiltrate the Resistance, even though there is absolutely no evidence for it
in TFA! The fact that a man of colour is villainized, ridiculed, made out as
weak and essentially a loser, who did everything just because of fear and
because he is a liar, when all of his character’s storyline does originally
make him look like a hero, is wrong on so many levels that I don’t even know
where to start - and all of this seemingly to justify why he is not a suitable
love interest for Rey! The fact that people did this with ease can’t help but
make you wonder if they could do so because of their internalized racism. In
this scenario a black man is made unworthy of a white heroine, even though his
character was meant to be a hero just like she is. Turning a black man into a
pathetic loser, even though his storyline contradicts it completely, falls
right into racist behaviour patterns… especially if you do so to justify why a
white character, who was constructed as a villain, is a better choice for the heroine
than the black character who was constructed as a hero.
however just one kind of mistreatment Finn receives. Other scenarios involve
Finn being gay to get him out of the way as a love interest for Rey. This way
of thinking does not interpret Finn as gay for the sake of equality and
representation but mainly to make him unsuitable as a love interest for the heroine.
To use the sexuality of a character only to make room for a ship is obviously a
totally wrong way of approaching homosexuality in fiction. Connected to this is
people’s reception of some of Finn’s characteristics: for whatever reason many see
Finn as unmanly, because he shows fear and seeks for support in dangerous,
scary moments. This apparent unmanliness of his made some come to the
conclusion that he is gay. So a man who does not fit into stereotypical ideas of
how a man should be like… of course has to be gay, implying that a gay man is
unmanly due to his sexuality? URGHS! If this is not the conclusion drawn by
people, another popular one is that the “unmanly” Finn is not strong enough for
Rey. Yet many of the people who express these ideas have no problem with Finn
potentially being with a WOC who will be introduced in the Last Jedi. So he is
too weak for Rey but not for an Asian woman they know nothing about? Does this
scream racism? It obviously does…
tactic is….ignoring Finn. Removing him from all discourse, from all fan art and
fan fics, erase him in pictures and switch him for Kylo Ren. Not only does this
make no sense looking at the actual movie, but it removes the movie’s black
lead from his rightful position. You can’t tell me it doesn’t leave a sour
taste in people’s mouths if TFA’s black hero is switched for the white villain?
In the end it’s the erasure of a black person, no matter how you look at it.
And that is just WRONG.
summarize: If your tactics to convince people of your ship involve sidelining
and demonizing a POC character or discrediting a man because he doesn’t fit
into stereotypical masculine characteristics… you got a problem.
The racist attacks towards other fans and John Boyega
to pretend this is a tiny issue and does not reflect the fandom but… Something
like this can never be a tiny issue! I am not saying that no vile, wrong
actions took place outside of the Reylo fandom (check out the very beginning of
this post…I acknowledge the usual shipper war insanity, which did take place
from all sides, not denying this for a second) – however there is a difference
between people insulting each other for a ship, and people sending anonymous
messages full of racist slurs to people of colour in this fandom because they
are against Reylo or adore Finn. That is, to put it mildly, an absolute
catastrophe and the fact alone that this sort of behaviour was inspired by a
ship is shocking. If you then remember that one character of this ship is in
fact a facist… It has “abort mission” written all over itself. Yet people did
not even manage to keep their trash inside of the fandom… it made its way into
the comments section of the actors’ social media accounts. One much cited
incident took place on Daisy Ridley’s instagram page, where people threw around
racist insults towards John Boyega. If anyone has followed her, they will know
she took down her instagram. I can only assume that this incident did not do
anything positive for her view of social media. Since apparently this is still
not enough, some racists feel the need to spread lies about John Boyega,
turning him into a sexual predator even… I don’t think I have to explain that this
is absolutely, utterly unacceptable!! From slight, internalized racism to open,
inexcusable racism - we have now seen it all. This has to stop! And it will not
stop by the Reylo fandom insisting it’s not all of them. Of course it isn’t.
But that doesn’t make it any less of a giant problem! I could as well now draw
the conclusion that Reylo fans are okay with shipping Rey with a facist because
they are okay with facism…. and racism. It would be unfair to many of them,
sure… but let’s be serious…can anybody be blamed if they come to this
conclusion at this point? And is it such a crazy idea to assume that this ships
draws in racists and facists??
The reinterpretation of Kylo Ren as a misunderstood anti-hero
preferred way to make the villain Kylo Ren worthy of Rey is to try and explain
why he is the way he is. This goes beyond a serious psychological analysis of
why he turned into a facist murderer. It is used to turn him into a guy who is
not responsible for his actions and actually kinda nice. “Poor Ben Solo was
targeted by Snoke in the womb, in the WOOOOMB!! He couldn’t do anything about
it. His childhood was traumatizing (why exactly we do not know), he had nobody
and so of course he fell into Snoke’s hands, the poor boy! He is so lonely and
misunderstood!” I can’t even count how often I have read these kinds of things.
Yet in TFA itself we have examples of people who were brought up by the First
Order (Finn) and abandoned by their parents on desert planets (Rey), but
neither of them follows Kylo Ren’s path at this point. Neither of them is
drowning in self pity and going around killing and torturing people. So
resistance is possible, even IF you are related to facists and even IF some
dark force is targeting you. Portraying Kylo Ren as the victim of this
storyline is doing injustice to all the people who suffered from his actions.
He is not a brainless puppet. He made a decision. Maybe he will realise himself
that it was the wrong one… but never in Star Wars has it seemed like those who
join the Dark Side did so because they were brainwashed and had no other
choice. Mostly they did it for selfish reasons and from everything we can see
at this point, so did Kylo Ren. Does his background story make it
understandable why he became evil? It seems so. It is meant to. But it is not
meant to excuse his behaviour or make him a victim. Anakin, even before he
became Darth Vader, always had the potential to be evil because of his
character traits. It is the same for Kylo Ren and also Luke. Luke chose to
become a Jedi and Kylo Ren chose the Dark Side. So no, he is not innocent, he
isn’t a victim, he isn’t an anti-hero… He is a murderer, plain and simple. So
turning him into some emo Disney-Prince is nothing but disturbing. It alters
the story and changes what he truly is. Many do this to make him worthy of Rey
and so that they can keep the illusion alive that he can be completely redeemed
and fall into her arms. This is however not logical and should not happen under
any circumstances if the Star Wars writers take their own writing and the
legacy of the saga seriously. A facist and murderer is no misunderstood puppy.
He is evil. If people romanticise him, they have issues. But then there’s also
a serial killer fandom, right? And tbh I see clear similarities between that
and some of the Kylo Ren fandom…
Diagnosing Kyle Ren with all sorts of mental illnesses does not make him a better
person either. Nowhere among the symptoms of depression, PTSD etc. will you
find “turns person into a facist killer”. The idea alone that blaming his acts
on what could be a mental illness is insulting every single person who struggles
with mental illnesses! It makes it seem like they are all potential murderers!
This is HORRIBLE!
The acceptance and downright glorification of a facist regime
If only all
members of the Reylo fandom tried to make it a possibility by redeeming Kylo
Ren. This is of course also problematic to the moon and back, yet it is still preferable
to the other option, which is to say that he has the right to do what he does.
I have seen people say that the Republic is evil and someone had to do
something against it, so what if they take drastic measures? (like killing
everyone??) I have seen fanfics were people wrote about Nazi experiments like
it’s some kind of kink. I have seen people call Kylo Ren and Hux “extra”, as if
they were some fun drama queens and not members of a facist regime. I have seen
people who hope Rey becomes evil, so that she and Kylo Ren become some evil
super couple. What is this meant to say about the people who do and say these
things? Some of them seem to see all of this as some joke, pointing out again
and again that it is not real. Sure, supporting this in real life is a huge
step further than squeeing over murderers in fiction… however if you see your
views as unproblematic and hope they will find support in canon… God, I don’t
even want to think about this… it’s just NUTS.
Issue 5: The
interpretation of abusive behaviour as sexy and romantic
To make the
scenes Kylo Ren and Rey share in TFA romantic, they require a certain interpretation.
Take the torture scene. People say things like “He was sitting by her side,
waiting until she wakes up herself because he didn’t want to wake her” So we
have a villain that ties up a heroine to get information out of her. He sits
down and watches his prisoner for a certain time, waiting until the prisoner
wakes up. The idea that he admires her looks in this scene is something I have
often seen as an argument why this scene is romantic. However people seem to
ignore that this is not, let’s say, a friend who is staying in the same place
with someone and watches them sleep. This is a villain who knocked out a woman,
tied her up and now waits for her to wake up to get information out of her. Is
this really a romantic situation or a creepy one? Another argument as to why
this scene is romantic is that he apparently holds her captive in his private
rooms. I have no idea if there is any evidence for this, but is it really
romantic that a villain keeps a woman imprisoned in his private rooms to read
her mind? Or is it an abusive action by a kidnapper who clearly has disturbing
ideas? I mean imagine you get knocked out and kidnapped by someone and then
wake up in a dark room, with the person who kidnapped you watching you in
silence? Would you find this creepy or cute?
Even if we
take a look at the kidnapping scene itself people can’t seem to get over the
fact that Kylo Ren carries an unconscious Rey. Could this be a romantic moment
in another context? It surely could be. IF he had not been the one to knock her
out in the first place, and IF he was not carrying her into his spaceship to get
information out of her (by torturing her with his powers)! We are not watching
a man carrying his unconscious love to safety. We are watching a villain carry
the unconscious heroine into the enemy’s headquarters. This is a scary
situation, NOT a romantic one!
we have to end this with their final fight. Arguments I’ve heard mainly talk
about how he did not kill her because he has a soft spot for her. Not only does
this ignore the fact that he was quite severely injured during this scene but
also the obvious reason why he is so interested in her. He wants her power. He
wants to train her, wants her to join HIS side of the force because she is
crazily powerful. Is her unique power enough of a reason not to kill her at
this point? Of course it is! People who are strong with the force are rare and
special. You do not just chop their heads off if they don’t directly do what
you want. So no, this is again not a romantic scene. It is a scene between the
villain of the movie and the heroine where he is trying to bring her to his
side. Something else I keep hearing is that they apparently exchanged romantic
looks when she escapes and he lies in the snow. He was just defeated by a scavenger
from a desert planet! He, the mighty Kylo Ren! He knows that there probably won’t
be a way around her on his way to power! And she knows that the head of the
First Order wants to get his hand on her because of her power, because of
something she never wanted to be part of. This is a “Holy Shit, this is our
future” – moment. This is the start of an epic fight. Not two lovers staring
longingly at each other!
All scenes between Rey and Kylo Ren get reinterpreted as romantic, even if they
are creepy, abusive and potentially lethal. Dare I claim that they would not be
seen as such if they would not take place between a young woman and a young
man? The fact though that these two people could theoretically put together
their sexual organs should not make these scenes romantic or nice or hot. That
people interpret them this way is more than problematic and makes it look like
they find abuse, kidnapping and trashing each other with light sabers cute,
when it would honest to God not be in any other context.
The sidelining of Rey in favour of Kylo Ren’s character development
arguments for Reylo seem to centre around Kylo Ren and the redemption this
relationship could bring to him. No words about why it is a great idea for Rey
or why it should further her character development to fall for the villain.
Kylo Ren often suddenly takes the position of the hero, it becomes his
storyline and she, the actual heroine, becomes an asset that is being used to
make him a better person. She is supposed to save the lonely, misunderstood man
from his misery. Why she should do this mostly seems obscure. Most of these
scenarios are combined with Issue 3. Kylo Ren’s crimes are downplayed, so that
Rey can fall in love with him and “save” him. So again… canon Kylo Ren’s
actions have to be reinterpreted and canon Rey’s storyline shoved aside in favour
These six issues are my main reasons to stay
away from the Reylo fandom. I have mostly experienced it as a toxic space for
reasons that go beyond the usual shipper war problems. Even though I have read
some of the theories and tried to stay open-minded… it was simply not possible
looking at all the problematic and sometimes downright disgusting things that
were happening all around. I only hope for the sake of Star Wars that Reylo
stays nothing but a fanon ship and that this will somewhat calm down the
situation. Canon Reylo could give power to people who clearly should not have any.
ENTPs are random, ADHD assholes with a god complex. Every ENTP thinks (s)he’s the smartest, coolest, most powerful person on Earth and won’t shut up about it. They have random nonsensical ideas that can never work in the real world and they can’t focus on anything for more than thirty seconds unless someone threatens their pride. ENTPs are sociopaths and narcissists that can’t think about anyone else except themselves. ENTPs do nothing but make inane puns, brag, argue stupid stuff they don’t believe in, and pretend to make science doodads that everyone knows would never work in the first place. They’re annoying, unfriendly, and only entertaining in the drinking game sense of the word.
I may be a little biased here, but ENTP stereotyping is some of the cruelest I’ve ever encountered. ISFJs and ISTJs are underappreciated, and ENTJs are treated rather cruelly, but ENTPs, more than any other type, seem to be the butt of the mbti joke. The above picture is a great representation of the kind of mbti-flavored bullying we get. And, unlike with any of the other types, the ENTP stereotype accuses us of being the opposite of everything we want to be. It accuses us of being stupid, uninspired, inane, and worthless. It paints us as below everyone else. As dilettantes. As fakes.
The Real ENTP
ENTPs are surprisingly rare on television, and the few that exist tend to be grossly one-dimensional. Ferris Bueller is a rare well-rounded ENTP character and does an excellent job representing the type as a whole. Ferris is cogent and deliberate, has theories and insights on a wide array of topics. delights in characterizing others and predicting their behavior, and believes more than anything in pushing boundaries.
The ENTP stereotype that most confuses me is that we’re loquacious. In my experience, ENTPs rarely exhibit the kind of dominating chattiness with which we’re characterized; rather, we like to sit and analyze a conversation, then jump in if and only if we feel we have something to contribute. This may seem contrary to the notion of extraversion, and it is. The only extraverted aspect of our behavior is that when we are involved in a conversation, we like to be in control. Ferris Bueller only finds himself in the center of attention during the film, but note that he speaks slowly and deliberately. There’s no jumpiness, no hyperactivity. His ideas and speaking are refined, even when he makes connections (”I could be the walrus; I’d still have to bum rides off of people”).
ENTPs are also known for having a variety of good ideas on which they rarely follow through. This isn’t inaccurate, and constitutes one of our biggest self-criticisms. However, I would venture that the negative nature of this quality is a product of the society we live in. I believe our society is optimized for Judgers, and values productivity and goal-orientation over thought, perception, and expression. ENTPs serve an important purpose as quick analyzers and idea generators. In fact, these qualities make ENTPs excellent leaders; they can establish a vision for their team, find the right people, and empower them to be self sufficient. The ENTP is then free to generate ideas and delegate the execution of those ideas to choice members of the team, freeing them to anticipate the next frontier for the long-term team vision.
ENTPs are often accused of being impractical, but this is largely unfounded. As an ENTP I can vouch for how uncomfortable it is to have an idea but no idea of how it could be realized. However, ENTPs don’t much care for details, and won’t elaborate on the realization process, relying on more skilled experts to fill in the gaps.
And I feel compelled to mention the ENTP superpower: Systems Thinking. ENTPs are excellent at seeing the big picture, internalizing very complex interdependent systems, and boiling them down to their basic essence. In fact, the creation and optimization of these complex systems is one of the most enjoyable activities for an ENTP, and positions that afford them the opportunity for Systems Thinking will benefit the ENTP as much as the ENTPs aptitude will benefit the position.
Bear with me. There are FIVE mistypings for the ENTP. It’s bad guys. It’s bad.
ENTPs are most commonly mistyped as INTPs. In fact, I would say that ENTPs are more often typed as INTPs than as ENTPs. This is because ENTPs are not especially extraverted in the colloquial sense, as mentioned above. ENTPs need their alone time and can be happy for a long time without social contact. Moreover, we aren’t always talkative in social situations. What makes us extraverts behaviorally is that, when we are involved in a conversation, we like to be in control. The other, more important, mbti reason we are extraverts is that we lead with Ne. Ideas, vision, and elegance are more valuable to us than mere verisimilitude. In math, for example, we’ll scorn an ugly equation, even if it’s accurate, vying for a model or perspective that lends a more elegant solution. INTPs, on the contrary, just want to find the truth, regardless of elegance. Intuition is merely a means to analyze the world rather than a virtue in its own right.
ENTPs have a rarely matched passion for learning, and, under the right conditions, will excel spectacularly in school. These ENTPs, though less common than the ENTPs that do poorly in school, can be seen as studious, organized, diligent people, and these qualities scream J to the ignorant, causing the studious ENTPs to be mistyped as ENTJs. There are many differences between ENTJs and ENTPs, but most notably, ENTPs care about ideas more than anything. We love to explore new perspectives and think abstractly. Think about the ENTP superpower. ENTJs, on the other hand, have a different superpower. Their well-known superpower is their executive talent, their ability to organize large events and logistics with lots of moving parts. ENTJs will think about the whole system too, but don’t delight in the abstract. ENTJs delight in results.
Male/Female stereotypes create a big problem in mbti, because people often fail to attribute female behaviors to environmental factors and social influences, instead assuming those behaviors are the result of a strong feeling function. The same goes for male feelers mistyped as thinkers. The difference between an ENTP and an ENFPis that ENTPs are more excited by logic, analysis, and theory. ENFPs, on the other hand, are more excited by ethics, inspection, and philosophy. Both types will have a variety of disparate passions, both types will be intelligent, analytical, and insightful, and both types will have a passion for learning. However, thinkers believe that conclusions can be reached and that things are fundamentally similar, while feelers believe that there are some problems that cannot be answered and that things are fundamentally unique. Because of this ENTPs will attempt to come up with theories that apply universally, and will insist that universal truths exist. ENFPs, on the other hand, will advocate for analysis on a case-by-case basis and insist that a large number of individual factors must be considered to come to any meaningful conclusion.
One of the most interesting mistypes for the ENTP is the INTJ. INTJs and ENTPs are incredibly similar on a number of levels because they share the same function stack. They have the same values, the same general thinking style, the same tendencies and distinguishing mannerisms, the same world-view… what separates them is the specific method of cogitation. INTJs lead with Ni, a patient function which takes its time to fully digest a problem before venturing any solutions or ideas. This patience also allows Ni to make long distance connections to ideas and events learned long ago. Lead Ne in ENTPs, however, is not patient. ENTPs will dive right into a subject and immediately begin to ideate an theorize. They generally prefer to make internal connections and reference ideas and facts that have been relevant in the past month or so. The long term connections they do make, they make with Ti. These connections are very different from Ni’s shower-thought epiphanies; Ti stores information rigid collections of abstract attributes, while Ni stores information as a lose, spanning network of associations and relationships. INTJs also have executive skills and can enjoy project planning and execution of goals, while ENTPs are usually averse to this type of thinking. This attribute also causes INTJs to exhibit finishing-anxiety, while ENTPs have no trouble dropping a project as soon as it becomes boring.
The single most aggravating mistyping, however, is as INFPs. I don’t fully understand why this mistyping exists, but I’ve seen it many times. I would venture that it happens as a mix of ENFP and INTP, but that would suggest that it happens disproportionately more to females, while, in fact, it seems to be more common among male ENTPs. There are a couple factors that I think connect the ENTP and the INFP personality types: both are creative, both have very independent value systems, and both really enjoy psychology. So I imagine the non-psychopathic ENTP males with an exceptional penchant for psychology would type as INFPs. However, this is also not supported by data. One such ENTP I know who was repeatedly mistyped as INFP has Asperger’s and is known for his callous disregard for the feelings of others. Moreover, he has a distaste for psychology and for the nature of other people’s minds entirely. I have absolutely no idea why this mistyping happens, but it does. So watch out for it, I guess… can’t really help beyond this.
A/N: Okay so I lied, this isn’t a short part 2. I got
carried away and completely scraped my outlined ending so I could stretch this
and make more parts. Part 1 has gotten 122 notes in just under 24 hours which
is the most I have ever gotten on a story and in such a short time. Thanks for
all the kind words about part 1 and hope you enjoy part 2. I don’t know when a
part 3 will be out since I still have to outline it but expect it sometime in
the future. The continuation of this story is all thanks to you guys so give
yourselves a round of applause as you have given me more work to do lol. Just
kidding I actually really like this series myself and I look forward to
Summary: The police now believe Dean about your kidnapping,
but since you have crossed state lines how do they deal with the situation of
your “parents”? You can’t really focus too much on your parents as you can’t get
the thoughts of Dean out of your head. Why was everything about this man so
familiar? One thing is for sure nothing is making sense, but then again, isn’t it?
You guys have the same eyes…. what else could be shared?
(Sorry this summary is shit. My head just wants to spoil
everything, but I have to hold back and this is that product.)
***Italics are flashbacks/memories***
^ Just imagine in the hospital with a cast on one leg and hair a little longer.
^ Ok but picture this but with only the top half of his body laying down on the side of your hospital bed, next to you
NCT 127 Reaction to You Pulling Away From Kissing Them Because You Get Shy
He’d be thoroughly amused by how red your cheeks got and how shy your smile turned as you looked down. “Aww, you’re so cute~“
Cheeky mf He would giggle and poke fun at you but still be sweet “You look so adorable when you get shy”
Let’’s be honest here, he’d probably say nothing. Just giggle lots and pull you into a tight hug with the occasional coo at your flustered state.
CHEEKIEST LITTLE SHIT EVER OMG! He’d get such a huge ego boost from it. “I really have the power to make you this shy?”
I imagine he’s a lot like Taeyong in this sense and just like smother you with affection because you’re too cute for words.
The gif is self explanatory because I really can’t picture him reacting any differently.
He’d probably be just as shy at first but seeing your cheeks aflame and your smile bright, he’d be so giddy. Like he wouldn’t talk because he really couldn’t stop smiling.
This precious bean, bless his heart. He’d really think he made you uncomfortable at first so you’d have reassure him that he didn’t make you uncomfortable, you just got really shy and nervous. “Are you okay? Did I do something wrong?”
He’d probably tease you and be a little concerned that he did something to make you uncomfortable and pull away. “Did I do something wrong or am I just too amazing that you can’t handle it?”
So this was a request on my old blog and I just did it for NCT. I’m going to redoing just about all of my old prompts for NCT. Anyway, I hope you guys liked it!
Clary’s mouth curved into a smile. “All right, enough of the boring stuff,” she said. “Tell me something fun. You haven’t talked about your love life in ages. Are you still dating that Cameron Ashdown guy?”
Emma shook her head. “I’m—I’m dating Mark.”
“Mark?” Clary looked as if Emma had handed her a two-headed lizard. “Mark Blackthorn?”
“No, a different Mark. Yes, Mark Blackthorn.” A touch of defensiveness crept into Emma’s voice. “Why not?”
“I just—I never would have pictured you together.” Clary looked legitimately stunned.
“Well, who did you picture me with? Cameron?”
“No, not him.” Clary pulled her legs up to her chest and rested her chin on her knees. “That’s just the thing,” she said. “I—I mean, who I pictured you with, it doesn’t make any sense.” She met Emma’s confused look with a lowering of her eyes. “I guess it was nothing. If you’re happy with Mark, I’m happy for you.