How to Get a Date with the MBTI Types (in 4 easy steps)
DISCLAIMER: Results may vary. You have been warned. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
ISFJ 1. make it seem like you don’t have time for relationships because you’re too busy saving the world 2. ask ISFJ how normal people even have time to eat 3. ask ISFJ if they’re free for a date because you need to be somewhere right now but you need help figuring out how to take care of yourself 4. ISFJ will meet you anytime at your convenience (so you better bring some stories about the orphans you’re saving)
INFJ 1. make yourself seem like damaged goods with a complicated backstory 2. ask INFJ what a normal family looks like 3. ask INFJ if they’re free for a date to psychoanalyze your relationship with your parents because you have no idea who you even are anymore 4. INFJ will meet you with open ears and a tissue box (so you better bring some childhood wounds)
ISFP 1. make yourself seem free-spirited and mysterious AF 2. ask ISFP if they know about your super obscure hobby 3. ask ISFP if they’re free for a date to discuss it because you need help figuring it out and you want a second opinion on it 4. ISFP will meet you with an explosion of ideas (so you better take pics of your bajillion side hobbies so they can be your conversation-starters)
INFP 1. make yourself seem like you have a lot of emotional baggage that you can’t share with just ANYONE 2. ask INFP if they’ve ever had their heart broken before 3. ask INFP if they’re free for a date because you want to explore your thoughts and feelings with them 4. INFP will meet you with tears that will pour on-cue (so you better bring some deep scars for your dinner date)
INTJ 1. make yourself seem like you’re in your own world 2. ask INTJ for their opinion on a very very complicated and multi-faceted topic and low-key ask what they’re doing next weekend 3. ask INTJ to meet you next Saturday because they just said they’re free next Saturday so since both of you are free, both of you should just meet up for dinner ;) 4. INTJ will meet you with lots of skepticism (so you better bring some interesting insights into philosophy, science, or politics)
ISTJ 1. make yourself seem normal but with a little spontaneity 2. ask ISTJ for their opinion on food 3. ask ISTJ if they’re free for a date because everybody needs to eat food and both of you are people, right? ;) 4. ISTJ will meet you with a list of food places you should try out (so you better bring an appetite and a half)
ISTP 1. make yourself look sexy AF 2. ask ISTP for their opinion on sex 3. ask ISTP if they’re free for a date because you heard that sky-diving is usually done in pairs and you need a second person 4. ISTP will meet you (as your sky-diving instructor and partner)(so you better bring a copy of your will in case it goes south)
INTP 1. make yourself not-wallpaper 2. ask INTP for their opinion on a hotly debated topic in math/physics/science 3. ask INTP if they’re free for a date sometime Sunday to Sunday. If they’re not free that week, keep asking ad keep asking and keep asking until they agree 4. INTP will meet you with lots of reminders on your part about the date (so you better be prepared for some abstract conversation)
ESTJ 1. make yourself as submissive as possible 2. ask ESTJ why they’re always so right about <insert topic> <insert topic> <insert topic> 3. ask ESTJ if they’re free for a date so they can give you some pointers on how to do everything in your life better 4. ESTJ will meet you with a thick stack of notes (so you better be prepared to make some huge life changes)
ENTJ 1. make yourself seem PERFECT AF 2. ask ENTJ about how they weigh pros and cons in an investment situation 3. ask ENTJ if they’re free for a date because one little date is a super low-investment which can lead to a very high reward ;) 4. ENTJ will meet you with a dating questionnaire for you to fill out (so you better study for the test 3 days in advance)
ESFJ 1. make it seem like you have your shit together 2. ask ESFJ how people always seem to have their shit together because you certainly don’t 3. ask ESFJ if they’re free for a date because you have trouble taking care of yourself since you’re so busy being successful 4. ESFJ will meet you with a bullet journal to help you organize your life (so you better be ready for ESFJ to move in)
ESTP 1. make yourself look easily amused by everything 2. ask ESTP for their opinion on LITERALLY ANYTHING and nod 3. ask ESTP if they’re free for a date because you don’t know how to do that thing that they know how to do and you want them to help you 4. ESTP will meet you with lots of tips on how to help you out (so you better look like you have no idea what you’re doing)
ENTP 1. make yourself visible (no strobe lights please) 2. ask ENTP for their opinion on a hotly debated topic in politics 3. ask ENTP if they’re free for a date and tell them that according to the Schrödinger’s cat experiment, there’s already a version of them that has already accepted and rejected the date so it’s up to ENTP to decide which reality he wants ;) 4. ENTP will meet you on a whim (so you better come prepared with some strong arguments and points)
ENFJ 1. make yourself seem like you have a troubled past 2. ask ENFJ if they’ve ever wished they could go back in time to change their past 3. ask ENFJ if they’re free for a date because you want to try being more open to people this time around and ENFJ might be able to help 4. ENFJ will meet you at any time or place with lots of questions (so you better bring a deeply moving backstory and eye drops for tears)
ENFP 1. make yourself seem like a challenge 2. ask ENFP if they know about <insert topic> and how it’s been affecting <insert topic> 3. ask ENFP if they’re free for a date because you happen to be free next Saturday and you want to chill with someone interesting for a change 4. ENFP will meet you at the WRONG PLACE (so you better schedule the reservation for 7pm even though you told ENFP to meet for 6pm)
ESFP 1. make yourself look sexy and available 2. ask ESFP nothing, just wait for ESFP to come to you 3. ask ESFP if they’re free for a date because you heard that ESFP was a good dinner date and you wanted to experience it for yourself 4. ESFP will meet you either with NO MONEY or ALL THE MONEY (so be prepared for either option .. and also the option that a 3rd person may up end up paying for all the food)
25:8 hi guys, just home from a long day at work, august is shaping up to be an eventful(not always good)month so sorry about the lack of posts. thankfully i’ll be done working full time on friday, straight onto a hectic bank holiday weekend followed by a few holidayzzzzz💃🏾 also shoutout to @aboysmessyblog for sending me the cutest, BEST message ever….thank you sugar💛
side note, keep an eye out on your inbox as i’ve sent a message to the winner of my lil giveaway. if i’ve not heard anything back by end of tonight, i’ll have to pick another person👍🏾 now to shower, sweaty from this unexpected🌞london is experiencing!!!
ISFJ: the ‘I’m so disappointed in you but I dont want to make a fuss but air is just releasing itself without my consent’ sigh
INFJ: the ‘nonononono nooooooooooooooo ughhhhhhhhhhhhh my life is over, take me now’ sigh
ISFP: the ‘fine I forgive you because you look really guilty so just don’t let it happen again’ sigh
ESFJ: the ‘why don’t you go outside more? And if you say anything about preferring to stay home over going out then I’m going to sigh loudly’ sigh
INFP: the 'I’m an introvert please respect my space it has nothing to do with you or your party but I’m so tired of explaining all this to you again’ sigh
INTJ: the 'I gave you ONEEEE job but you somehow still messed this up too’ sigh
ISTJ: the 'I just like things neat and tidy why dafuq are you mad AT ME for cleaning your desk and organizing your life for you’ sigh
ISTP: the 'I’m never doing anyone another favor for as long as I live’ sigh
INTP: the 'this is going to take too long for me to explain to you and now my mind is already drifting so I’m just gonna do it by myself - you are no longer needed kthanksbye’ sigh
ENFJ: the 'I told you this would happen repeatedly but why didn’t you listen to me and now we gotta deal with this because I secretly get off on this drama’ sigh
ESFP: the 'I can’t believe I did this AGAINNN! why can’t I make good decisions? why is there so much dramaaa?!’ sigh
ENFP: the 'I can’t decide what food to get bc there are too many choices and now the waiter looks like he’s gonna spit in my food - okay fine I’ll have the pasta …dammit I should’ve gotten the risotto instead’ sigh
ESTJ: the 'I called you 10 minutes in advance because I know you’re always late and yet you’re still late right now’ sigh
ENTJ: the 'they don’t want my help but they’re doing it wrong and it would just be so much easier if they did it my way’ sigh
ESTP: the 'I’m so done with all of your drama you’re fking crayyyzeee’ sigh
ENTP: the 'fine I surrender but only because you’ll finally shut up if I do’ sigh
hard to find ways to keep up with all your college work and still keep a
balanced life. Many people say that when you get into college, you need to
choose from two vertices of the first triangle while sacrificing the third one. Well,
I need to tell you that that’s completely not true!
If you plan
and organize your life, you will be able to manage your sleep schedule, your
studying sessions and your night-outs without sacrificing one of them.
The first thing you need to do is being realistic. Instead of sleeping 9
hours a day, perhaps you will need to cut back to seven hours a day, which will
probably provide enough energy throughout the day without letting your feel the
burnout. On the other hand, you need to ration the time you spend with your
friends and family. The best way to do so is scheduling a fixed schedule to be with
them and dedicate yourself 100% during that time. It’s not how much time you have available that matters. What matters is what you do with the time you have
available. Cutting back on fundamental aspects of your life will really hurt
your grades – and if it doesn’t hurt your grades right away, it will hurt your body and state of mind sooner than
you think. Sleepless nights have a mark on your body. On the other hand,
depriving yourself of time spent with your loved ones can hurt and destroy relationships and in the end
of the day, you’ll find out that those grades aren’t as worth as much as that.
Another thing I recommend is finding some sort
of physical activity that helps you manage energy levels. Even running 10
minutes a day will do wonders for your physical and mental health, letting you
cope with high stress levels and the feeling of burnout. Try to unplug from
your college activities, listen to some music and concentrate on your body rather than on your brain.
You also need to prioritize. Choosing tons of classes just to feel productive is a
waste of time. Having a heavily crowded schedule just for the sake of it will
result in lower grades and a lower ability to focus on those classes. Pick
classes that you think you can personally enjoy but can also help you on your
chosen career path. Try to keep both
of those aspects in mind when you’re picking subjects for the next semester, or
else risking signing up for classes that are just filling you with stress and
won’t even matter when you get your diploma.
Find a way
to get help. You are not alone in this path and many of your classmates are
probably feeling the same way. Try to get together and find a way to share some
tasks or somehow trade notes and materials to help each other. If you can
attend a lecture for any reason, don’t hesitate to ask for the class notes and
assignments. If one of your classmates skips a lecture because they are sick,
don’t hold back and hand them those notes. Finding a reading group is great to
divide huge books into manageable chunks and distribute them between the
members, so you have less reading to do and are able to summarize your part in
a better way and then share your summary with your colleagues.
look at your personal space as a failure towards your productivity goals. Try
to incorporate at least half-an-hour with yourself
in your busy schedule, and stick to it religiously. I always read a novel from
10 p.m to 10.30. Even if I reach that hour without finishing all the tasks for
college that I had set out for myself to accomplish, I will just close my
laptop, put away my notes and I will just
allow myself to be relaxed for that half an hour.
a mini masterpost (if you will) to thank you for 150 followers!! [edit: at the time of posting i have 191 followers omg!!] y’all are the sweetest :) also, thank you for the request @glitteratti !!
01. handwriting (at least for me) makes or breaks a spread
i’ve always found that if my handwriting looks nice and neat, i like the spread so much better regardless of whether it matches/has a theme/whatever. i would say take the most amount of time on your handwriting and maybe you’ll feel more proud of the spread?? idk that’s what works for me lol!
02. don’t worry about making sure you have a theme
ok real talk my bujo spreads literally never have a theme everything is always a riot of color and i just paste/tape/glue/write whatever i feel like into the margins on the sides. i think there seems to be pressure to make sure your spread is super color coded with perfect brush lettering and washi tape that perfectly matches your ink color and tbh those are nice and if that’s ya thing great!! but to me they’ve always seemed unattainable and i never strive for that
03. fill it with what you like!! do what you’re feelin’
it’s your bullet journal. no one else can or should tell you how to create it as it is a representation of yourself (and i’m not trying to do that in this post i’m just offering what works for me!! what works for another studyblr will be completely different). example: i’ve been really into star trek the past few weeks and consequently, my spreads have been full of star trek lmao because right now it’s making me happy!! plus i’ll love to look back one day and remember this feeling and to me my bullet journal is like a low maintenance diary bc u can literally do anything you want with it
04. don’t be afraid to break your own traditions
i remember thinking at the beginning of my bujo journey that everything had to be perfect and each month i had to create my habit tracker exactly the same and doing one thing differently would stress me out and like,, no! my main advice is do whatever you’re feeling and don’t compare it to others in the community (and i know people have some amazing bullet journals so it’s hard not to compare) but in the end what’s right for them may not be right for u!!
05. update it every night before you go to bed!!
because the request was about remembering to keep it up! tbh i don’t do this as often as i should but one of my daily habit tracker things is “prepared for the next day” and i only check this off if, at the end of the day, my bujo is updated and ready, my lunch is made, my clothes are laid out, and i’m prepared for the day ahead of me and the only reason i ever am prepared is because i’m so vain that i want to fill in all the little circles and cross every item on my list and tbh trying to keep everything organized and neat and that satisfaction of being able to cross something off my to do list is the only reason my bujo functions for me lmao (if anyone is interested my other habit tracker categories are productive (which i only check off if i finished all my to dos), play with my dogs, and duolingo!)
06. when designing your spreads, don’t have a reference image open!
imo this messes with my creativity. if i try to copy someone else’s spread i get frustrated and i always feel like it looks really bad compared to theirs (which is a bad mentality anyway bc u should never compare your work, least of all your creative expression, to another’s like this). however, to clarify, i think taking inspiration from people is a great thing!! i love to look at other people’s bujos and try to incorporate things they’ve done but i don’t think it’s respectful or helpful to copy someone’s style exactly. (also if anyone is interested i could make a lil post about people with great bullet journals?? or maybe i could do bullet journal compliments???? does anyone want this lol i’m just typing as i’m thinking but lmk if i should do bujo compliments!!) also @studyrose ‘s bullet journal is probably my favorite hers are always beautiful and i get a lot of my ideas from her so u should check it out :)
07. maybe make an aesthetics tag?
i have a tag #aesthetic (feel free to check it out!!) of images i reblog (mostly art and photography) that i can look back thru and print out to glue into my bullet journal! it’s super helpful when i don’t have any magazines to clip. i also have an #art tag on my fandom sideblogs (i’m such a nerd i can’t believe i have more than one lamoamo) and i frequently print fanart from them as well!! (just make sure to credit the artist if u post a pic involving their art i used to not do this but then i realized how disrespectful it is so i make sure to tag the artist now lol)
08. it’s okay to take a break from bullet journaling, especially if it’s becoming more of a hindrance than a help. it’s meant to help you organize your life and if it becomes more of a hassle than it’s worth, just take a break. reset. come back for the next monthly spread better than ever.
i have done this many times in the past and you don’t owe an explanation to anyone. it’s meant for you.
hope y’all enjoyed this!! again, lmk (shoot me an ask/message me/talk to me!!) if anyone would be interested in bujo compliments :) thank u for being amazing if you’re reading this i love u!!
So I grew up living my entire life without ever making my bed. (I also grew up never really getting rid of anything either, but that’s a different story.) My parents never set that standard on me and I rarely had friends or judgy relatives up in my room. So it was safe to say that when I read @unfuckyourhabitat both in blog and in book form I was vehemently against the whole concept of making my bed every day. What’s the point? If I keep the rest of the space clean, why would I need to make it? Why tuck in the sheet corners when I prefer cocooning in my own set of blankets? To add a secondary complication to the mix, my wife and I don’t share blankets at all. (She gets the comforter, I get two fuzzy blankets and the sheet.) After 24 years of living an un-made bed life, how do I make the bed in such a way that works for me and my wife’s lifestyle?
The answer, of course, was to put one iota of effort into research and creative planning. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this practice of individual sheets is common overseas and I got a couple great ideas. This is my method in making the bed in the laziest way possible: I start out laying on my side of the bed with my bundle of linens before me. I take my blankets and sheet and I straighten them out from this pseudo laying/sitting position as I’m able to use my legs to make them nice and even. Then I slip out and go to my wife’s side. She’s got this lil soft blanket she likes to cuddle with so I throw that flat on her side and then spread the comforter all over that. We have three pillows apiece, so I jus make sure I keep the tan ones at the top because I don’t know it looks nice I guess. (*ultimate shrug*) All in all, it takes me like 3 minutes to do this method and it comes out nice enough for what I’m looking for.
I committed to making the bed like this for an entire week, and I can officially say that I’ve been recruited to the dark side. This was something I thought was stupid and useless, but was I discovered was that it did bring a tiny, positive ray of nice aesthetic into our small bedroom. It feels nice at the end of the day to slip into a bed that you don’t have to fight with the blankets to rearrange after they’ve been balled up from the night before.
The biggest thing I learned about “making the bed” is that there is no one “true ” way to make it. As long as it’s organized and flat, who cares if the loose linens are tucked into the sides? It’s your bed! Make the system work for you!
TL;DR As one person who thought this bed making practice was useless and nonessential, it turned out to be a nice addition to my newly organized life. You don’t have to make the bed the way that mother taught you. Give yourself some flexibility (and get creative from internet sources) and the end result should make everyone happy.
So thanks @unfuckyourhabitat for yelling at me to “Make Your Bed!” every day. I don’t think I ever would have done this without you.
You were that girl. The one that seemed to always be smiling, always happy and cheerful. Many pondered on the thought of you joining the Survey Corps, better yet, the military in general. But they couldn’t argue that you were a fierce cadet under that gorgeous exterior. In the beginning a lot of the cadets underestimated you due to your level of cuteness and your height but they quickly learned to get rid of that idea when the saw you in action. Many of the boys have sparred with you thinking it was going to be rainbows and cupcakes and they all got their ass handed to them. A lot of people compare your skills to Mikasa, some say even better, but you quickly dismiss the idea when you hear it.
You had a signature look. Everyone knew you were coming when they see the pretty flower crown resting on your (color) locks. Various colors such as red, white, lavender and yellow always seemed to be woven to perfection into your hair. The flower crowns, your pink lips, your big (color) eyes and the slight flush of pink that always seemed to be on your cheeks left the boys enchanted. But you honestly had no real interest in any of them.
Eren is cute but Mikasa would probably slit your throat. Jean is pretty handsome but he can be a little mean sometimes. Armin is adorable but he seems to be more into books than a girlfriend. Reiner can be a little …overbearing but his muscles are nice though. No matter what Connie says, he’s totally into Sasha. And Bertholdt is too shy for his own good.
But there is one guy that sparked your interest but he would never-
You were snatched out of your thoughts by someone taking off your crown. You turned around to see a very smug looking Jean. You stood up from your spot in the mess hall and tried to take it from him but he held it in the air.
“Jean, give it back!” You pouted. You tried jumping up to get it from his grasp but it was no use, you were too short. “What do I get in return?” Jean said cooly with the same smirk. You tilted your head to the side with the face of confusion.
“Well, what do you want?” You asked in the cutest voice. “I don’t know, Reiner. What do we want?” Jean said then tossed your crown behind you. You quickly turned around and bumped into another tall body. You looked up to see Reiner holding your crown high in the air like a prize. “A kiss from the short, flower crown princess herself.” He said with a shit eating grin. You blushed a bit at his comment but continued to try to reach for your crown.
“Oi. Braun, Kirschtein. Do you two want stable duty while the rest of us have dinner tonight?” A low and stern voice asked. A voice that everyone feared but you seemed to get butterflies when you heard it. Captain Levi. It was so ironic how you had lovey dovey eyes for a man that was the polar opposite from you. Nonetheless, every time you saw him it made your day a bit brighter.
“No, sir!” They said in unison. “Then give back her shit!” Levi ordered. His voice was almost like venom and it shot right through the boys. Reiner quickly gave back your crown and you had a satisfied look on your face as you placed it on top of your head. “Thanks, Captain!” You beamed happily while giving him a salute. A piece of your hair fell in your face and you blew it away refusing to break the salute. “Tch. Don’t let it happen again. I don’t have time to save your sorry ass.” He said before walking off. You felt a little discouraged but you quickly shook it off keeping in mind that he talks to everyone like that.
You sat back down and noticed Sasha and Mikasa were now sitting beside you. Mikasa in sitting across and Sasha to your left. “What was that about?” Sasha asked before stuffing her face with bread. “Jean and Reiner being meanies. Captain told them to stop” You replied.
“Maybe they just wanted to sport your crown.” Mikasa said quietly with a hint of amusement in her voice. You giggled lightly and started to eat. “No, really (Name). Anyone would love to wear one.” Sasha said in between chews.
Your eyes lit up when you thought of a plan. A beautiful, flowery plan.
Later that day
You were so unbelievably tired. After a long day of training and chores you headed out to a field just outside of HQ with a basket. You sat there for hours weaving together flower crowns for every in the Survey Corps. No two crowns were alike and you did your best to correspond it to the receiver. You smiled to yourself as you put the final flower into the last crown you did. You put it in the basket with the others and soon heading back to base.
The Next Day
Levi woke up feeling shittier than usual that morning. He had about three hours of sleep the night before and the rest was just mindless shitty paperwork. He prayed for a day where he could just relax and actually get a full night’s rest. Levi got out of bed that morning and did his usual routine by getting dressed and heading to the mess hall to get his tea. Everything seemed normal until he seen multiple cadets AND superiors wearing flower crowns. Levi furrowed his brows in confusion. Turning a corner he saw Eren talking with Armin and surprise surprise they had flower crowns on. Eren’s was decorated with large orange, red and the occasional white flowers and Armin’s was made with teal and yellow flowers.
“Jaeger! Arlert!” The two boys looked in Levi’s direction and gave him a quick salute. “Sir!” They both said in unison. Levi waved the salute off. “Where did you two get those flower crowns?” Levi asked with the same monotone voice and bored expression. Eren and Armin kind of looked at each other. “From (Name), sir.” Eren said. “You’re dismissed.” Levi said. Eren and Armin hurried away thanking the gods that they weren’t in his presence anymore.
Levi entered the mess hall he saw if not everyone, almost everyone, wearing a flower crown. His eye twitched slightly as he went to go get his tea. Walking past the superior table he even saw fucking Erwin sporting a green and red flower crown.
‘What in the fuck? Why does everyone else get a shitty crown and I don’t?’ Levi thought as he poured his tea. It was safe to say he was a little jealous.
Levi headed back to his office after he was finished pouring his tea to finish the last bit of paperwork he had. He was particularly pissed off that everyone at his table was flaunting the fucking crown that he didn’t have.
Levi was in deep thought scribbling at the papers in front of him when he heard a soft knock at the door. “Name and business.” He said. A familiar yet soft voice answered. “Cadet (First) (Last)…I’m here to give you a gift.” You said clutching at your basket nervously. “Enter.” You sighed hoping to get your nerves out but it failed. You turned to doorknob and pushed the door open entering his office. You looked around and noticed it was more organized that your life. You stood in front of his desk.
You got instant butterflies when you saw his bored, steel gray eyes on you. The blood from your body rushed to your ears and dusted your cheeks with a light shade of pink. “Captain, I made this for you,” you reached into your basket for the final crown that had been in there. You pulled it out and smiled at your work because you had actually made this special for him. The crown was woven beautifully with large green, white and black flowers and a pink bow in the back of it. “I hope you like it.” You smiled softly handing the crown over to him. He reached over his desk and looked at it. You couldn’t tell if he was happy or unamused because he had the same facial expression: Bored.
You shifted slightly. “Well, cadet. I am very…pleased with this. Thank you.” His voice had the slightest hint of happiness in it and it was enough to make you extremely happy. “You’re very welcome, sir!” You beamed and started to head toward the door. “Wait, (Name).” He called and you stopped in your tracks. You turned around with a slightly confused look and you were a bit surprised that he called you by your first name.
“Yes, sir?” He stood up walking towards you. You dry swallowed as he got closer and the same heat on your cheeks was growing larger as he looked down at you. “… Do you think you could… help me put this on?” He asked awkwardly while looking down at the crown and rubbing the back of his neck. You smiled. “Of course, Captain-” You gently took the crown out of his hands. “Call me Levi.” He corrected you. “Levi.” You smiled at the way his name felt rolling off your tongue.
He was a few inches taller than you so you stood on your tippy toes and gently put the crown in place. It fit his head perfectly. Levi watched you closely, low key admiring your beauty. He felt vulnerable inside when he saw your lips slightly parted, your eyebrows furrowed cutely in concentration and your cheeks had a tint of pink to them.
“There we are!” You smiled clasping your hands together looking at your Captain with a flower crown on his head. The Lance Corporal, Levi Ackerman had on a fucking flower crown and it was beautiful. “You’re a good kid,” He said and you smiled bashfully. “Thanks for the gift, brat.” Levi leaned over and gave you a soft kiss on the cheek. You felt your eyes widen and your hand touched your cheek as you looked up at him. “T-Thanks, Ca- Levi.” You thanked him, not for the compliment but for the kiss.
let’s talk about our son Even Bech Næsheim. remember when Even asks Isak what type of music he listens to in episode 2? and then adds if you listen to music. he’s clearly eager to talk about and maybe bond over music. the guy has a nas poster and a guitar in his room and would later send Isak song lyrics to convey how he feels, so it’s pretty safe to assume he’s not just a casual listener. he needs music. yet he doesn’t automatically assume Isak to be the same?? what an amazing human. Even doesn’t generalise or make assumptions, and sometimes he corrects people who do as we can see him do with Emma, and this is why meeting him changes Isak’s whole life.
Isak very much sees the world in black and white, and he struggles to position his identity in it because he feels like neither colour truly fits. he doesn’t have a problem with gay feelings, what he does have a problem with is the label and the baggage that comes with it. then along comes Even, showing him that beyond black and white there exists a whole world of grey. in the pool scene Isak is born as his true self. but it’s not just the kiss that is important in this scene, it’s what Even says after briefly kissing Isak under water. tror du det er noen regler her, do you think there’s any rules here. this is what ultimately saves Isak. not Even’s affections but Even as a person. it’s Even who shows him that the rules he’s tried so hard to play by were all made up. it’s Even who shows him that you can get stoned to nas and lip sync to gabrielle, it doesn’t have to be one or the other. there are no rules. alt er love. everything is love, everything is allowed.
and honestly? to me personally this is what makes theirs one of the greatest love stories ever told. they don’t just fall in love with each other, they save each other, and it all happens so organically. even if you say life is but a continuum of random incidents followed by random results, i really do think that it had to be them, that out of all the possible loves that could have been, this is the one that had to happen. that in this exact moment in Isak’s life it couldn’t have been anyone else, not Jonas or Julian Dahl or some random guy from grindr. for him it had to be Even Bech Næsheim.
Finally completely unpacked into the new apartment, and most particularly into the new office-y/artsy space. My Fortress of Solitude~~ (The scribbled out bit is just a wedding present for a friend, shhhhh)
Also treated myself to Clint and T’Challa tsums because I have no self control :D I DESERVE IT, PROBABLY
I got an ask a while back about doing a Batgirl recommendation list, similar to the Supergirl list I put together. This one probably won’t be as thorough, though, so apologies in advance.
Same rules apply: Not a complete list of appearances, just stuff I’ve read and liked, etc. Okay, so. Here we go…
- Batgirl: Year One: A nine issue mini-series by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty, w/ pencils by Marcos Martin and inks by Alvaro Lopez. Probably my favorite self-contained Batgirl story. Excellent art, solid characterization, batfam interaction, Black Canary team up…lots of good stuff, basically. The single issues are up on comixology OR you could go for the really nice trade DC put out that includes the Robin: Year One mini-series as well. (Oh, and I should probably mention, this is a Babs-as-Batgirl story.)
For the next few recommendations, I’m gonna include the primary writer, so as to avoid…confusion? Make it easier to find the particular runs? IDK I’m just bat winging this. (Eh? Eh?) (…I’m so sorry.)
- Batgirl Vol. 4 #1-26 (Gail Simone): The New 52 run. The only reason I dropped this title (somewhere around the ‘Wanted’ arc) was because I wasn’t a huge fan of the art, but. That’s a personal preference thing. Gail Simone has a really good handle on the character, and of all the New 52 books, I remember finding this one pretty enjoyable. (Dark, but. Enjoyable.) (Also a Babs book, FYI.) (This volume includes the Stewart/Fletcher/Tarr run BTW, but we’ll get to that in a bit)
- Batgirl Vol. 3 (Bryan Q. Miller) : IF YOU HAVEN’T READ STEPHANIE BROWN’S BATGIRL BOOKS STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND GO GET THE ENTIRE RUN ON COMIXOLOGY RIGHT NOW. RIGHT. NOW. It’s like, 24 issues and it’s awesome and GO. GO NOW. DO IT. (I’d recommend the trades but good luck finding one for under $60.)
- Batgirl Vol. 1 (Kelley Puckett): The Cass Cain era. I think this book ran for 50 issues…and there was like a…six issue mini series as well? Anyways. DC has two new trades out. (I’m pretty sure the whole run has been reprinted as trades but if they’re at all like the Steph Brown volumes, then you’ll have an easier time just picking up the new ones.) Vol.1 Silent Knight and Vol. 2 To the Death, and together they cover up through issue #25, I want to say.
- Batgirl Vol. 4 Annual #3: Lots of good stuff but the major draw (ha) is Bengal’s art.
In Your Eyes [Bucky Barnes x Reader] Part One of Two.
Title: In Your
soulmate AU if it’s all right! One where once you hit 21, you don’t age until
you meet your soulmate, then the aging process resumes normally. So the Reader
was born in the 40’s and never met Bucky, only knew about him through Steve,
thus never aging and decides to train as a SHIELD agent until recruited into
the Avengers due to her physical prowess and never aging. So they finally meet
in “Winter Soldier”, and realize they’re soulmates when reunited in
supposed to be your year. Turning twenty-one was supposed to be a momentous
occasion. It marked the beginning of your future, and the eventual discovery of
your soulmate, your other half. You had celebrated with your girlfriends that
night, giddy about the possibilities that awaited you and giggling about your
They say that
when you meet your soulmate, you just know. Some people described it as a rush
of joy and exhilaration. You couldn’t wait to find out what it was like, what
it felt like to look into the eyes of your true love and just know that this
was the person you were meant to spend your life with.
twenty-first year went by with nary a feeling. The war was in full swing and
Brooklyn was full of young men in uniforms, enjoying their last days at home
before shipping out. Soldiers came into the diner where you worked all the
time, but not one of them made your heart skip a beat.
It was okay, you
told yourself. You would just give it time. But when another year passed, then
two more, you began to worry.
The world had
changed in many ways. America found itself a much needed hero in Captain
America, only to lose him as he sacrificed his life for his country. Too many
soldiers suffered a similar fate, never to return to their families. Men who
had survived the horrors of the war were back home and trying to settle back
into civilian life.
When five years
turned into ten, you began to wonder if your soulmate had been one of the
unlucky. It would explain his absence, as much as you hated to think of it. If
he was truly gone, what was to become of you?
Do you save alot of journal articles in your computer? If so, how do you organize them? Or perhaps the question is, do you organize them? I find it really easy to just leave them all in the downloads folder with their vague filenames such as 228.full.pdf. I mean what the heck does that even mean? Because of this, it would take me forever to find an article. Fortunately, I recently discovered this FREE program that organizes ALL your journal articles for you! All you need to do is drag and drop. I was really excited about this and I just wanted to share it to you guys!
Lacking inspiration, I cleaned the closet instead. Read the KonMari book on decluttering, which is very…animist. (Author spent a lot of time working at a Shinto shrine, I hear, which may account for that.) There’s a lot written about it and joy and whatnot, but the part I fixated on was that you’re supposed to thank the things you get rid of, partly out of respect, partly because this will get you over the weird emotional attachment most of us have to Stuff. Can’t get rid of a thing you don’t wear because you paid a lot of money for it? Thank it for its help. Then it’s easier. (It is, too. Go figure.)
I am amused by the various angsty responses to this I have read, which range from “No way am I talking to my socks!” to some frankly weird radical Christian stuff that thanking your socks is definitely Wrong and possibly Satanic and you should say a prayer to the Holy Spirit instead for giving you socks. (I admit, my Catholicism is pretty lapsed, but I think God is probably a bit more concerned that we not be awful to each other than with briefly anthropomorphizing one’s socks as one prepares to send them to Goodwill. Honestly, were I running the universe, I’d be like “Whatever gets you to give the socks to the less fortunate, DO THAT.” But there’s a reason they don’t let me run the universe. Several. Not least that we would be hip-deep in axolotls. Well, anyway, the theology seems a little muddled to me. The important thing is that everybody’s got socks going into winter.)
Regardless, whichever way you come at it, the chief source of resistance seems to be in talking to one’s sock drawer. Mostly it seems to be that you will look silly doing it.
Then there’s me. I read this book and went “Lord, I talk to my socks already! Finally, a book for me!”