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2nd survey statements!

Took awhile, but…here are the statements! Once again, they are organized by type for your convenience. Enjoy!

*Also, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who participated in the survey. I was really happy with everyone’s responses, and it just goes to show how annoying MBTI stereotypes can be.

INFP

~Having intense emotions does not make us irrational crybabies. It does, however, make us highly analytical of everyone around us. Also, Fi is not necessarily selfish! Stop assuming we only care about our own feelings, because that is just so not true. In fact, Fi actually allows us to understand and analyze the emotions of others on a deep level since we’ve done it so many times to ourselves. We are not selfish - we just internalize our emotions!

~INFPs are always represented as really open minded and kind, but a lot of most of my INFP friends (and I have a lot) are some of the most judgemental people I know (I’m so sorry for being salty!!)

~We’re not really as soft and fluffy as many think we are

~I’m an INFP, and we’re often types as pathetic, whiney sad sacks. That may be true for some, but not all. I am a cheerful person, and people often say I’m quite funny! Enough with the puddle of tears already!

~INFPs are represented as creative types, but many INFPs find their strengths in the art of academics.

~I Ann an INFP and I wish people wouldn’t think we’re just selfish. Yes, staying true to our values is extremely important to us and we must frequently check in with ourselves but I also love to give and encourage self honesty and introspection with others. Also the weak stereotype thing upsets me sometimes don’t get me wrong I don’t enjoy fighting one bit but if it’s out of defense whether it’s someone I love or a barrier I have I’ll fight til the end.

~INFP-good at planning; can be pretty outgoing

~Infps don’t cry all the time! We are often consider weak but we are not. What makes infps so strong is their ability to be idealistic, focus on the brightside, no matter what traumatic things they have been through or selfish people they have seen. Also they have the ability to make logical decisions based off of moral codes.

~We aren’t doormats nor unable to be organised

~This emo/crybaby trope is getting old. Yes, we have emotions. No, we don’t cry every time we see a dead ladybug, nor do we moan about how lonely we are 24/7. 

ENFP

~I like making people happy because I can’t seem to make myself happy. I figure the best I can do is make others feel good so they don’t ever feel the emptiness I feel sometimes.

~I like making people happy because I can’t seem to make myself happy. I figure the best I can do is make others feel good so they don’t ever feel the emptiness I feel sometimes.

~Just because we act ‘childish’ doesn’t mean we’re 'stupid’ or 'naive’

~I think that enfp is often misrepresented as 'dumb but sweet’. I have many enfp friends who are very smart, and quick thinkers. The intp stereotype of being a robot is pretty easy to recognize as false, but we (and entps) aren’t ALWAYS making puns or ALWAYS forgetful and disorganized. Yes it is true we can be oftentimes but pretty much all types are just generalized.

~ENFP (my type): often displayed as lovey dovey cuddly types that are very scatterbrained and directionless. However, while we’re enthusiastic, vibrant, and have great people skills, we struggle revealing our own emotions and can be very private about things. In addition, we’re not always cheery- many can appear a little more cold and aloof but still retain that “magnetic” quality ENFPs have.

~I’m an ENFP and what I’d like others to understand about our type is that when we put out minds to something we are the most driven people you’ve ever seen! Also, were not dumb… that’s a common one, we just learn a little differently.

~I think ENFP are extremely empathetic to a fault, in danger often because of it, way more introverted then they are that to be obviously still extroverted though, and vastly more intuitive and intelligent, and absolute at inauthenticity of any kind

INFJ

~Every type has their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses, but INFJs tend to be broadcast as perfect.

~just because an infj doesn’t always easily let people in doesn’t mean they don’t want to with all their might

~I’m an infj, I think often my type is misrepresented as very openly emotional. While that can be on occasion, it is more characteristic of, say, the infp. Most infjs aren’t in tune with their own emotions and we can be emotionally immature because of this. Thanks for reading!

~In terms of INFJ I feel like people think we care so much and on some level we do but often I’m just exhausted and being nice for the sake of it/because I don’t know anything else, not because I enjoy it.

~I think infjs are given a bad wrap. Theyre talked about as if they are all unhealthy or completely negative and stuck in their ways and are portrayed to be unable to hold down a friendship. This is of course completely off and many/most infjs are some of the most kindhearted understanding people around.

~INFJ. I want people to understand that I just can’t live just for my self cause I care more about other people.

~I am an infj, and everything that I read and see about my type always mentions how much we care about other people and their feelings/problems. We are seen as one of the more empathetic types probably because of higher Fe. While this conclusion might make sense in theory, I think that Ni gets in the way of that pretty often. People need to remember that the cognitive functions work with each other, not independently meaning my Fe might not work the same way as someone with dominant Fe (enfj or esfj). Even if their Fe is auxiliary like mine, their dominant function might cause its manifestation to be quite different. Naturally, I have not met many other infjs in person, but I do have one really close friend who shares my type. He agrees with this statement that we are not all that overtly caring individuals. Rather, we have come to a conclusion that Fe tends to give our Ni some data to work with. It’s funny, the definition of empathy is that you can easily understand and feel what others are feeling, but this somehow happens in an extremely detatched manor. For example, I find it exceedingly easy to read people and know what they are feeling, how they will react, what’s bothering them, etc. However, I don’t actually care all that often. It’s a phenomenon that my infj friend and I constantly kind of joke about. I realize of course that this could simply be an isolated case where two infjs just happen to use their functions in this way, but I thought it was worth mentioning. What I said earlier about functions working together is very important though. Everything is relative, there is no isolation, there are no coincidences.

ENFJ

~I am an enfj and isrespect of myself and others is just something that poses my buttons as well as other enfjs i know. I would also like people o know that enfjs are cabab l e if being manipulative but at least for me in terrified of being manipulative as it would hurt people and be selfish. Which i think is an interesting contrast between the dark and light of an enfj

~my type is enfj, and the biggest stereotype for us is that we just don’t get nervous about publicly speaking or socializing at all. We’re just care free and social, which is true, but people don’t realize that we do in fact get nervous. Its human.

~This may just be me but as an ENFJ, I see a lot of 'motherly instinct’ posts despite having no interest in children or really any such instincts??

~ENFJ-usually only represented as a mom friend always trying to take care of people. ENFJs have huge dreams and personalities. No one seems to talk about that side of us. Maybe because if you’re not close enough to an ENFJ you may not realize this, but it seems like it should be represented more.

INTJ

~we are fun and we have emotions and we’re not just sarcastic little hermits! :)

~I’m an INTJ, and people always associate coldness and sassiness on this type. In fact, INTJs can be in touch with their feelings, since Fi is third in their cognitive functions stack. If an INTJ believe that it’s okay to be nice to other people (due to Fi) they can act as an INFJ in the eyes of others. I just want to conclude that not all INTJs are acting stereotypically, sometimes they just have another well-developed functions that makes them act differently based on their stereotypes.

~Please don’t think all INTJs are cringy ass edgelords who talk like Marvel villains.

~INTJs are said to be extreme neat-freaks, but most of the INTJs I know are actually pretty messy (but I don’t mind!)

~INTJs are extremely loyal, caring and committed towards those they love and respect. They don´t always know how to show it but their love runs deep and if you violate that love it hurts them like hell.

~INTJ - I’m not always shut off and reserved. i have my social and loud moments, even with strangers (just not on a deep level)

~Hey ! First of all, English isn’t my native language, so I apologize if I make some mistakes. So, let’s start. I’m an INTJ woman, and I praise everyday people to understand that before being an INTJ, I’m human… I have emotions ! I can cry, scream, love people around me… There is so many clichés about MBTI types, not only mine (cause ENTJ aren’t dictators, ESFp aren’t labradors, IFP aren’t crying babies…). Please, stop clichés ! (Preach!)

~INTJ-We actually have feelings! We’re not on a Vulcan level or even Spock, even though we don’t always show it (or choose to show it) we do actually feel very deeply.

~As an INTJ, I think people often forget our sensitive, creative side. INTJs are not cold robots! We love our friends and family, and often times are very interested in the arts.

ENTJ

~I’m an ENTJ,and most of the times people find me extremely arrogant and rude. They feel scared of talking to me and feel like I’m an asshole. I’m just as good as any other person.ENTJ people are not always rude and arrogant unless and until you irritate them with your lethargy

~ENTJs are often represented as emotionless. This is untrue. Everyone has emotions; it’s the way we handle them that matters. As an ENTJ, it is most important to me to be able to discern when revealing my emotion works to my advantage or disadvantage. So yes, if I see it as useful, I do reveal what I’m feeling.

~Not all ENTJs are overly aggressive, inconsiderate of others’ feelings, and immoral.

~Everyone assumes we are cold hearted, money-making-maniacs, with no feelings. On the contrary we do have feelings, lots of the, we just are bad at showing them! We also are very bad at taking emotional clues and can be very upfront. Sorry if we offend you!!

INTP

~I feel like most people think INTP’s enjoy math and science. It’s a common pattern with our type, but quite honestly, I’m awful at math.

~I’m an INTP and I want people to understand that an important part of an INTPs personality is creativity. We’re always represented as academic, logical people with no room for creative self-expression, but this stereotype just isn’t true!

~INTP here. Much of my “intelligence” is falsified, in the sense that sometimes I’m making projected leaps without having even considered the conclusion.

~INTP: I have fairly developed Fe even though I’m an INTP. I can read people and situations and decrease stress within a group of people with a joke. I just don’t know how to respond in normal conversation or if someone needs to be comforted.

~That we are not always cold and that even though we sometimes hate people we do like to be around people we consider likeable ~INTP

~I am an INTP. I have this weird theory in my head that INTPs feel emotion as strongly as other types, if not more strongly, but we don’t know what to do with all of that non-logic business. So we do the classic INTP “bottle it up, robot” sorta thing. So then we just feel everything inwardly and don’t express it to anyone, and that’s why we give off the impression that we’re cold and impassive robots.

~INTPs so are definitely not always passive-aggressive. I get revenge swiftly.

ENTP

~I think ENTPs are misrepresented when people say they have no empathy skills, all the ENTPs I know have a very good capability of understanding others’ feelings, they just often choose to ignore this ability slightly.

~ENTP is my type. One of the only problems I have with the stereotypes of it is that we can be super great in making friends. I make maybe future friends but they are never fully my friends though it could be depending on my enneagram (6w5) but my Fe is weak and so is my Fi and Si/Se.

~ENTPs aren´t necessarily loud, annoying or always out to get people. They can be intensive when it comes to their dearest interest but in general most ENTPs are more easygoing and calm than people give them credit for.

~ENTP female : I have write this with a very heart that the dynamics of entps set tardiness responsibility organisational skills are exhausting to us; the inferior si fucks us up; and our ne might make us look chaotic but you can trust us 1000% ;we might not set in your box now and probably ever dont expect us to act maturely or be responsible and as whole dont lose hope on us

~I’m an ENTP, and I feel like Fe is either not shown at all or shown to much when describing our type.

~ENTPs are often perceived as inconsiderate and cunning. Let me tell you that they are the sweetest shits ever (wow that came out weird). They would sit by you all day as you rant about whatever and they just say some deep stuff off the top of their heads that somehow actually calms you down. it’s great :)

ISFJ

~there’s a sort of misconception that we’re pushovers/weak since we like to make decisions that will benefit others but my isfj grandmother (and me too I guess!) was one of the stubbornest, most headstrong people I’ve ever known when it came to her morals and her loved ones.

ESFJ

~ESFJ are often represented as shallow and petty. As an ESFJ, I say that this is far from the truth.

ISFP

~ISFP seems to be a type that is often very heavily stereotyped. As with every stereotype, there are always some cases in which they hold true, however there are a few key stereotypes that I’d like to point out that aren’t universal. 

1) Not all ISFPs are artists. Due to their dominant Fi and auxiliary Se functions, they often express a strong appreciations for aesthetics as well as emotional depth. Because of this it’s true that art can be a great medium of self-expression for this type, allowing an aesthetic emotional outlet. However it is not the only career/hobby that can be enjoyable to this type. Feeling a strong connection to nature, they can often be found doing outdoor- or animal-related work. Surprisingly enough to some, many science-related jobs are often taken up by this type as well, such as various type of therapy, medical work, and more. It all depends on the individual and their unique interests. 

2) Not all ISFPs are rebellious. Being an introverted type, it’s not uncommon for them to be seen as lone wolves. Additionally, they are often seen as “different” and ones to separate themselves from the crowd due to an often-high sense of individualism. However, a very common trait demonstrated by this type that may contradict said stereotype is a strong desire to avoid conflict. If the desire to rebel against “the system” or someone important to them creates too much upset, it may be overridden by their will to keep the peace. Again, it depends on the individual. 

3) Not all ISFPs are obsessed with their appearance. Referring back to their aesthetic appreciation, looking their best can be an appealing and/or satisfying means of self-expression for this type. Being perceivers, however, they tend to live in the moment and prefer to do what “feels right” at the time, so if they don’t feel like putting in the extra effort to give their appearance that refined edge, they simply won’t do it. Not feeling the need to blend in with the crowd, they may not place a whole lot of emphasis on what others think of them and their appearance, knowing their opinion of themselves matters more, as does their rich inner life (which is not simply exclusive to intuitives, another common stereotype/misunderstanding). *These are solely my own observations and opinions, and are not by any means fact. Additionally, they are all variable and dependent on the individual, NOT universal to all ISFPs. That’s all, and sorry this was so long!

~I feel ISFPs are grossly misrepresented and confined to a more limited stereotypes than the other types. Too often they are confused with ISFJs or INFPs. For example, the typical “artist” trope got old a long time ago, I wish people would expand their perspective of what art really is and how an ISFP expresses it. Also, there is a common generalized notion that ISFPs are some hopeless romantics which I believe is false. The idea of spending our time dreaming of an “other half” to find is so counter intuitive to how fiercely independent ISFPs are. I could go on more but this submission format is weird on my phone.

~I’m an ISFP, and just because I have Fi as my dominant function, that doesn’t mean I go wild everytime someone supposedly tramples on my morals. It depends on the individual, since no Fi user probably thinks the same. (Fi, right?!) We actually are capable of sympathizing with what others have to say, to take time and listen to other’s point of view, and not impose ours on them. Meanwhile in the case of an ISFP’s emotional intensity, the very term doesn’t necessarily mean that all we do is make art and cry. We actually use them to be in tune with the world. It is a function we are very comfortable with, just like how an INTP uses his Ti to form theories and an INTJ uses her Ni to plan ahead.

ESFP

~Im an esfp and i cant tolerate the bad words to me.I could be rly shy in some situation or some groups.Im very sensitive.

~Se-heavy types aren’t the brawn to intuitives’ brains - it’s a really harmful stereotype. Most people drawn to MBTI are academic types and to imply that sensors’ value does not lie in their intellect isn’t just harmful but stupid. Se and Si are both important parts of cognition.

~I’m an ENFP and while I’m incredibly independent I really do need help sometimes. Just don’t push us. But we do love help, just not when it’s being implied as 'We can’t do it’

ISTJ

~An ISTJ I know is one of the most goofy and easygoing person I´ve ever met. They´re a pleasure to be around, they can maintain an intelligent conversation about any subject and they´re extremely handy too.

ESTJ

~as an ESTJ I understand that I an close minded and very sensible but I don’t like it when people expect me to be that way. I like to have fun and talk about weird situations too but there is a time and a place

ESTP

~ESTPs are probably the most street smart people but there are also ESTPs who are extremely smart and knowledgable academically speaking. They seem to know how to succeed and get ahead, and most importantly, how to do so while living life to the fullest.

~ESTPs are much more intelligent than stereotypes imply

~Se-heavy types aren’t the brawn to intuitives’ brains - it’s a really harmful stereotype. Most people drawn to MBTI are academic types and to imply that sensors’ value does not lie in their intellect isn’t just harmful but stupid. Se and Si are both important parts of cognition.

Bonus: Enneagram Type 7

~Enneagram 7 is not a permanently happy dumb party animal who wouldn’t know what to do with a book. Firstly, 7 is a thinking type (567). Although 7s are undeniably the least stereotypically intellectual head type, we’re still thinkers! Some 7s (784s in particular) are often negative and introspective, competing with 584s for the darkest type (7s have a dark inner world). I think Naranjo was close: the 7 is a bullshit artist, not a party animal (more sx/so 8w7-6w7-2w3). 7s are very strong extroverts, but theoretical and often ENxP, rather than ESxP (more often 8w7).

anonymous asked:

I know textures are a big thing among autistic people as a sensory issue, but does it work the same if I'm seeing it and not interacting with it in person? Since a lot of slime videos, for example, have really weird textures and they aren't visually pleasing at all(even though some are really nice!) is this part of autism? I've only recently self dx'ed but hoping to try to talk to a professional soon!

Yep that’s definitely possible! Anytime I see witness something I tend to experience it as though I’m actually experiencing it so if it’s a gross (to me) texture then watching someone experience that texture will be the same as me experiencing that texture and it’ll be horrible for me and if it’s a pleasant (to me) texture then watching someone else experience it will be awesome. I think this is possibly related to that hyperempathy thing that some of us have but it could be something else. Anyway, yes, that’s totally a thing other Autistic people experience, you are not alone :) 

~ mod rage 

They Talked Through My Movie.

I just went to the movies and two people talked through the entire thing, even though I asked them three times to please be quiet. If they weren’t talking they were rustling the world’s biggest supply of Sun Chip bags and rooting through a steel popcorn container with their fucking badger claws.

When I asked them to shut up the last time they actually laughed and just kept talking about random James Spader facts.

My only goal in life now is to find out who those people are, so that I can read the newspaper every day looking for their obituaries.

It will probably take years–maybe even decades, but eventually they will die. And I will go to their funeral. And I will talk through the entire thing.

And I will eat popcorn.

And if people tell me to please be quiet, I will laugh and say that James Spader’s middle name is Todd, and he actually has terrible eyesight.

You know what I don’t get about people who ban books?

They’ll ban books that truthfully portray terrible experiences that happen to teenagers, like Speak, but they won’t ban books books because they portray and romanticize abusive relationships like Twilight.

At the same time, they’ll ban books like Twilight and 50 Shades, again–not because they portray really unhealthy relationships in a romantic light– but they will ban them because one contains some supernatural creatures and is therefore devil worship and the other portrays a sexual relationship and is therefore porn.

They’ll sanitise an entire Mark Twain novel from the “n” word, even though it portrays the racist south as it was in it’s time. But they’ll say nothing about racist books that fetishize/appropriate cultures set in today’s world.

I think that just shows that people who try to ban books rarely actually know what the hell they’re talking about and attack books based only on their own narrow social little world views.

connection

Summary: You woke up in an unfamiliar room, dazed and confused. There were dozens of guards outside who’d shoot you on sight and all you had was an earpiece with one voice on the line. 

He said his name was Steve, and he promised to get you out of there.

Word Count: 3565

Warnings: Violence, blood, injuries, swearing

Author’s Note: Mildly inspired by Transistor, which broke my heart last weekend.


You groaned, sluggishly lifting yourself off the ground to sit against the wall. The room was windowless and cold, especially considering the fact that all you were wearing was a ragged t-shirt and shorts. Florescent lights illuminated the unconscious body in front of you and you froze, hand shaking as you reached for her neck.

Her pulse was slow but steady and you sighed in relief, rubbing your face with your hands. You tried to think of how you got there but your mind drew up a blank. The fear started to set in – how long had you been there? Who captured you? Where the hell were you?

The woman was stripped to a t-shirt and sweats, wounds freshly scabbed over. You inspected the gash on her forehead, eye catching on a tiny black mound in her ear. It vibrated slightly in your hand and against your better judgement, you slipped it into your ear.

“Goddammit,” a voice growled and you jumped, inhaling sharply. There was a beat of silence. “Who’s there?”

You swallowed. What have you got to lose? “My name is (Y/N).”

“(Y/N).” The man calmed down substantially, but you could hear how controlled his tone was. “How did you get this earpiece?”

“I – I found it on this person.” You clenched your jaw to keep your voice from trembling.

“Describe them.”

No room for arguing. “Short curly red hair, pale skin.” You craned your head. “She’s fit – only wearing a dirty grey shirt and sweatpants.”

“Natasha…” The man trailed off.

“I don’t know.”

“How’d you get there?”

I don’t know.” You didn’t mean to sound as desperate as you did and huffed, your eyes watering again.

“You’re a-“ He sighed. “I’m sorry. My name’s Steve.”

“Steve,” you repeated, taking a deep breath. “Okay. What happens now?”

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And today on Vivien is angry…

Nancy Drew passed on by CBS for being “too female”. Yes, you read that right. Too female. With Sarah Shahi casted as Nancy Drew, this was a chance for CBS to have a show with a woman of color as its lead. But, of course, it was too female for CBS. You want to know something, CBS? The world is too goddamn male for my liking. How many leading males are there on TV? A fucking hell of a lot! I’m glad that CBS feels that it has reached its potential with female leads with Supergirl. Congratulations! One show with a female lead. FEMINISM! Now, y’all can go fuck yourselves. Because for me, a show being “too female” gets me to watch a show. So I hope that once Elementary is off the air that your network crashes and burns and rots in hell. Thanks.

Also an edit: I did not know that Supergirl moved to The CW. Well, after POI’s season is over… there will be almost no shows with females that are leads (that I know about) on CBS. Good job, guys! Can’t have too many females let alone women of color on TV, that’d just ruin EVERYTHING! At this point, Joan Watson and even Happy Quinn will have to carry this network on its back.

However, what Nancy Drew would’ve brought to the table was AN ACTUAL FEMALE LEAD. With Joan Watson, the focus will always be on Sherlock because well let’s face it the writers don’t care about Joan Watson. For Happy Quinn, she’s part of a group and isn’t the main focus. (Not saying she isn’t important, but she’ll never be explored as much as say Walter. But I may be wrong since I haven’t caught up yet.) Even with Person of Interest, the focus has been mostly on its white male characters.

Nancy Drew would’ve been played by an IRANIAN ACTRESS and would’ve been the TITLE CHARACTER. But no… right… that’s way too female. We can’t do that! We must only please the males.

Anyways.

White people in general, once again, have given me a reason to be angry. I talk about Allegiance a lot. Less so now since the show has closed, but the show will always be in my heart. However, after the show was passed by the Tony Awards as ~not worthy~ for even one award, it’s time for people to realize… Diversity doesn’t stop at black and white. Only 3% of nominees were Asian even though Allegiance existed.******* If you really think nobody in Allegiance deserved a nomination, you truly are missing something since Lea Salonga actually exists and is better than all of your (white) faves. 

That’s not really why I’m extremely angry. I’m angry because “fans” of Broadway are angry that people enjoy this musical. There are been COUNTLESS posts about how Allegiance sucked since reviews said so, about how Allegiance didn’t matter, about how Allegiance’s songs and book were shitty, about how Allegiance didn’t deserve to be nominated. What’s even worse is that a good majority of these people probably have not even seen the show, since they’re basing their thoughts off of reviews made by ONCE AGAIN probably white people who don’t understand what this show is actually about. Because newsflash, Allegiance isn’t about the actual internment camps and being historically accurate. This show is about how Japanese-Americans were impacted from their isolation. This show is about finding hope in the form of love and family in a time of despair. This show is about discovering who you are as a Japanese-American. Do you defend yourself from the draft because of your Japanese heritage or do you help fight for you country because you’re an American? The show is about showing the other side of the internment camps. The side in which most Americans don’t know anything about since all Americans cared about was the fact that they won the war. All the Japanese-Americans received was a “sorry about that”. 

I don’t expect those white people reviewing this show to relate to Allegiance since they were and never will be in that kind of situation. But what they can and should do is realize that this show is important especially in today’s society. In this America that we live in, racism still prevalent. For example, with the kind of islamophobia being expressed in a certain presidential candidate’s ideals, the show reminds us that history has the ability to repeat itself, and we as Americans have to learn from our past mistakes to make sure we don’t do it again. (And this is the reason why George Takei wanted Trump to see this show.) 

So, the show is important. It’s important to me because the arts has always been looked down upon culturally for making a living. It’s important to me because there has never been a Broadway show written by and for Asians. It’s important to me because I can relate to the struggle of identity that these characters felt. It’s important to me because Asians never get a chance to tell their stories.

And every time one of y’all non-Asian “fans of theatre” try to tell me that this show didn’t get to be recognized by ANY award show gets me furious because I’m sick and TIRED of people telling us that. So shut up. You don’t have to like this show, but you have to recognize its important in musical theatre history. Because like it or not, this isn’t about you.

A thought: If you are head over heels in love with Hamilton and claim to care about representation but are expressing these kinds of statements about Allegiance, you are fake. You don’t care. You don’t care about people of color. Even if you ~love Pippa Soo, you don’t care. So just kindly fuck yourself. Thanks. 

*******Also only 3% were Latinx, but I can’t talk about this situation well enough since I am not Latinx and since I haven’t watched On Your Feet. But still, it feels as if Tony voters told themselves that nominating Hamilton and LMM was enough representation for Latinx people.

Tips for Second Year

Hey guys I’ve been really slacking on real posts lately because I’m actually on summer break and in denial that I’m a med student. But I thought I would put this post together on some things I did second year and some things I didn’t do but wish I did (mostly in terms of studying/being prepared to start Step One studying). 

Warning-this post turned out pretty long…..sorry?

1. Pathoma. In case you have missed me talking about him before, Dr. Sattar is the love of my life. I bought Pathoma because people the year ahead of me told me they wished they had used it before starting to study for boards. I actually wish I would have bought it first year to use it for my Foundations of Medicine class and Neuro. Not only did it help when it came to board studying, Pathoma saved my ass for my actual classes a few times. For every great professor you have, you have about 2 shitty/mediocre ones, and I learned more from Pathoma than I did from them. I would listen to the chapter at the beginning of the block (or split it up to listen to parts I knew we would learn about that week), and then I would listen to it again at double speed the night before my test. And not that you will need more reasons to love Dr. Sattar, but one of my classmates found this gem: 

2. Uworld/any Qbank. Ok so I waited until 3 months from my Step One exam date to buy Uworld, because I knew myself and I knew I probably wouldn’t use it before then because I’m definitely in the “less is more” camp when it comes to study materials. However, I did use it in my last block (GI) and after doing that I kind of wish I had used it all year. I actually really enjoyed doing the questions and they have great explanations. Obviously the questions didn’t cover all my class material but it was still a great study tool plus the more questions you do the more set you’re going to be for boards studying. However, some people I knew basically just studied for boards all second year instead of for classes. My advice is not to do that. Remember that there is more to med school than boards. Your actual course grades do matter and I just had to trust that my professors (and our new curriculum) were going to prepare me well.

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“Not it,” Tina says, as a customer opens the door and parks himself at the table closest to the registers. She makes a beeline over to a group of young teens who have been messing with the iPad minis for nearly an hour now and are very obviously not going to buy anything.

Blaine finishes closing out the order he’d been working on and braces himself. If Tina would rather waste her time with a group of rowdy kids he can only imagine what sort of pain in the ass customer she spotted.

Blaine has a special knack for dealing with demanding, grouchy customers; he’s usually able to defuse the situation and soothe any issues. But that sure as hell doesn’t mean he enjoys it.

When he looks up to get a better look at the guy Tina nodded to before disappearing, Blaine is both surprised and pleased. He doesn’t look particularly angry, just impatient; tapping his fingers on the tabletop and sighing loudly. And he’s pretty hot. Blaine can deal with hot and slightly annoyed, no problem.

“Hi there! My name is Blaine, how can I help you?”

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anonymous asked:

Would you mind explaining what being paper is?

Hello! I apologize for the delay in responding- but I’m here to answer your question now!

For those of you who missed it the other day, here is what I said in response to an ask on what it might be called when one experiences sexual attraction but is only comfortable performing sexual acts, not having sexual acts performed on them:

There’s an identity called “stone” in which someone is comfortable giving but not receiving sexually. One can identify as stone and be any sexual orientation- heterosexual, bisexual, asexual, etc. The alternative to stone is called “paper” in which someone is comfortable receiving but not giving sexually. Here is a good article about what it means to be stone!

I was familiar with the term “stone” before tumblr, but it was my dear follower and friend epochryphal who defined both terms here. Epochryphal did not invent the term paper, which may have originated on fetlife, but has been working to popularize the term, which is also one of my goals.

Most likely, paper was coined because of the play on words (rock, paper, scissors) and also because of paper being a receptive surface. It’s the only positive term I’ve ever heard of used to describe people who prefer receiving sexually. Some other terms include “stone femme” (which has various, conflicting definitions actually) and “pillow princess” (so many problems with this term, for real though). 

And like I said in the original response, *anyone* of any gender or sexual orientation can be stone or paper~

If you (or else else) have additional questions, please feel free to ask! Stone/paper and mono-directional sexuality is so rarely discussed and I’m always open to talking more on this subject. :)

Dear diary,

Sometimes I feel older than I am. My bones ache whenever I stand up too quickly, cracking with the exhaustion I can never seem to sleep away. Some days I don’t want to do anything besides sleep, which is nearly impossible to do when you’re friends with the school’s most mischievous students. At least there’s rarely a day that goes by where I’m bored or alone, both things I’m pleased not to be. Peter is proving to be nice company as well. He doesn’t do much besides focus on the people around us while we study though, but he doesn’t talk my ear off like Sirius does, so I don’t mind being the only one who actually studies during our study sessions.

Sometimes Lily will study with me, but we don’t talk much outside of studying together. She’s a top student as well as I am, and I don’t blame her for wanting to study with someone who actually has studying on their mind. I’ve been near Marlene McKinnon, and “boy-crazy” is an understatement when talking about her. It seems as if I’m not the only one who has a Chatty Cathy as a friend.

She and Sirius might be soulmates.

I just hope James doesn’t find out about mine and Lily’s study sessions. Not only will he be extremely jealous, but I fear he might try tagging along. It’s not that I mind that, but James would only flirt shamelessly with Lily, and I know she does mind that. She wants to study, as do I, so hopefully it can be kept a secret for now.

In other slightly bitter news, my parents have explained their lack of writing. Apparently, the guilt of what happened years ago still lingers, and when they saw how scared I was about someone figuring out my secret, it came back in an overwhelming manner. I’ve tried assuring them countless times that it isn’t their fault, but in some ways I suppose it is.

Am I a horrible person for thinking that? For there being a small part of me that blames my parents for what happened all those years ago? I should be resting the blame entirely on Greyback, yet I can’t bring myself to do it.

Maybe I’m just as horrible a kid as they are parents. But the thing is, they’re not horrible parents, not even close. They’re so good to me, even when they know I’m a monster. My mother tends to my wounds while my father fixes the cell for next transformation. In some horrid way, we’re a team. A family and a team.

I hope they stop feeling guilty soon. I miss them dearly, and I feel their absence more when they’re not talking to me, even in writing form.

Sirius is getting grouchy now, saying he needs food before he dies from hunger. Drama queen, that one.

Until next time, diary.

—  November 6, 1971
"asexuals appropriated this” rumors

so there seems to be a very widely-held belief on tumblr that if asexuals do something, it’s always deliberate appropriation from some other marginalized group.

friends, tumblrites, countryfolk: please don’t make claims that you can’t back up. I promise you: it’s almost always more complicated than “asexuals appropriated this concept from [other marginalized group].”

like. the term compulsory sexuality being thought of as asexuals’ deliberately appropriating the term compulsory heterosexuality, when actually “compulsory sexuality” was not coined in asexual discourse but in sex-negative feminism, by a radical trans woman who wrote about how compulsory sexuality is a force of patriarchy that harms women of all orientations. though asexual discourse has absolutely distorted its meaning and i think people should definitely talk about that (please do!!!), how the term came to asexual discourse is more complicated than “asexuals deliberately appropriated a term.”

and people thinking that actuallyasexual is a new tag that was deliberately copying actuallyautistic… when actually an autistic person (me) started the actuallyasexual tag, with support at the time from fellow autistic asexual people. in a time when the only actually_ tags that existed were actuallyautistic and actuallyasexual. the tag actuallyasexual may have outlived its usefulness, now that people aren’t constantly posting porn in the asexual and asexuality tags like they were when actuallyasexual was created. i fully support people choosing to abandon the tag for whatever reason, but don’t spread unfounded rumors about it.

and let’s not forget the old one about the word allosexual being deliberately appropriated from the Quebecois word allosexuel(le). when actually the coiners (which include me) were not aware of the Quebecois word, and believe that the potential for confusion with the Quebecois word is one good reason for abandoning it. there are a lot of factually shitty things about the word allosexual, and i’d like to see people talk about those things, rather than continue spreading the rumor that it was deliberately appropriated.

don’t be so quick to believe rumors like the above about asexuals. ask for source links that have timestamps. the above rumors are not necessary for establishing that there are a lot of shitty things (like homophobia and ableism) in asexual discourse that should be challenged.

sincerely,

an autistic bi asexual person who hates shitty asexual discourse and also hates rumors

p.s. i’d also like to see more nuance to any discussion involving the word “lithsexual” and appropriation of the lesbian concept of stone. find the post where a person coined it and their reasoning for it. then link to it and criticize their reasoning, so that you’re not just spreading a rumor.


Hi there!

I’ve recently reached my first thousand followers, which is crazy because I’ve only had this blog for a bit less than 3 months so thank you so much! 😍 This is a follow forever to say thank you to my lovely mutuals. I actually follow back even more people, because I like my dash to be pure chaos, so if we are mutuals but you’re not in this follow forever, it’s probably because you’ve been inactive for a while or you post a lot of non 1D related stuff. I still love you though, please come talk to me, I really love making new friends 💖 
My favourite blogs are in italics and my friends or people I’ve talked to and would love to talk to again are in bold.

#-C

@17happily28strong @18lou16harry @1dshipthat @1dshipdatship @1ouistomlinson @3words-larryisreal @78tommo @adidastan @adorable-tomlinson @aheartofgoldandbootstomatch @almightythighs @alovelikethesoulmates @another-dark-larrie @arrow-to-my-heart @assoftaslouis @asstatted @bands-upset-me @betheoopstomyhi @blesslourry @blueboyfriends @boyfriendfond @boobear-meets-hazza @braverycage @caffeinelarrie @calmtommo @caterpillarry @chihuahualou @crybabylarrie

D-G

@daggeredlighthouse @darklhrry @darkrainbowlouis @dimpledlxrry @dimpsalmighty @disgustingboyfriends @dvinelouie @eagleflyfreelarry @eatmestylinson @edolouis @evenwhenthenightchangez @fatekissedhearts @fireproofpls @flamboyantommo @flouralsuits @foliealarry @fookinglarents @fringepaws @godgavemelou @godlarents @goodladnicelittleb0dy @goodfriends-ifthat @grumpyharrys

H-K

@halolovechild @halougrams @happylarrentinesday @harrysfire @harrysgoldenheart @hazdidas @hazzafluff @hazzabaerr @hazstlaurent @hazzboolarry @hellyeahot4 @hesaurora @hescurly @heylarryaf @hickeylouis @hobbitlou @hughaz @hxartlarry @hzappily @ifeelit-ifeelit @iflarrycouldfly-28 @ilovenialll @inked-lwt @investigate-rbb @isuckatlove @itjustkindofhappened @itslovestylinson @jurassiclouis @just-kikari @jylers

L-N

@lahrents @laidbacklarry @lakerylarry @larent @larentsinlove @larriecloset @larriepastels @larrygirls @larrymates @larrynudes @larryslove @larrysrimjob @larrytookawaymysanity @leeds-larents @leedthewaylarry @lingerie-louis @lipringlarry @longlivelarrie @longwaylarry @loszayngeles @louberrie @louis-lighthouse @louis-loadedgun @louisbuttcheek  @louiscallzayn@louisgotpappedsnoggingt @louisironman @louismydad @louistommo-dgaf @louisvills @loulashes @loumighty @lourrydrunk @lwtdidas @madeinthecm @melaninlouis @minibarsandexpensivecars @mismatchingsocks @mllesouthernbelle @moanystyles @modestcantmanage @motherhaz @motivatinglarry @my-tiny-sun @neverescaping1d @next-to-you-always-ls @niallsfairmaiden

O-R

@ohmylewie @ohnolarries @onmykneesforlarry @oopslashes @ourloueh @outerspacelarrie @pansexualharrie @patroclouis @peachfic @peterpansthimble @phoenixlarrie @pocketloueh @polarizinglarry @pour-some-sugar-on-me-baby @princessandthedagger @punsperation @qvos @rainbow-mug @rainbowchonces @rbbofficials @renaissancezayn @royalloueh

S-V

@secretlovesongg @selfiehoelouis @shadinglarry @shiptoyourcompass @simplylarry @singlelarent @skaterloutommo @sloueh @slouty @slutdidas @smolbirds @smolchambers @smolharru @smollestlouie @softdirection @spacedgf @squirtinglouis @stabbingstyles @starbuckslarry @starrynightlou @stylestomlinsin @stylincutiepie @stylinsoncity @stylinvincible @summertimeharold @syndromelouis @takesmehome @tekhnicolor @tequiladimples @tessanat @theeagleandasstats @thetomlinsins @theyallbelongtoyourcreation @thingsyoucan @thunderlarrie @tinysmollou @toenialls @torninto1d @tournesolharry @truthtattoos @uantourlouis @vansfic @viplourry

W-Z

@wankingstylinson @watermelon-lou @wellingtonboyf @wellingtonlarents @wellingtouis @whattarush @whereyourehardest @whiskinglarrie @wiselouis @wonderlarrynd @worshiplou @yesofcoursealways @yeuxbleuslouis @yorkshireboots @young-god-haz @yoursincerely @ysl-haz @yslbabu @yslbanana @ziamcrew @ziamslilo


And as always, all the love to my outside of tumblr friends @hellolarrylou and @tocreateoneself ily 💖

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Many of you requested doing an Animal Crossing network, so here we go!

♥ Rules ♥

  • I would rly love it if u followed me and my co-admin (we tag adequately!) 
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  • Please remember that this is a NETWORK, meaning you can find people of similar interests (in our case, it’s Animal Crossing).

♥ Notes & Etc. ♥

  • Among the Network, you can share Dream Codes, Friend Codes, advice for towns, tips on clothes, flowers, or designing!! (or we can just talk about cute villagers too im up for that)
  • This is a safe and friendly network ok ilu all
  • There are only 16 spots open for joining; if the demand is higher to join the network, more spots will open (only if people really actually want to join, though, i can’t even imagine omg) 
  • The Deadline for joining is March 23rd 11:59pm !!!
  • If there aren’t much apps I’ll extend the deadline, especially if you live somewhere weird like Australia or New Zealand omfg

That’s about it cuties!! If you have any questions or concerns, shoot me an ask and I’ll do my best to answer! 

I don’t actually like girls.

I only tell boys i like girls because i want to turn the boys on. But I hate when they get all voyeuristic and ask questions though, if I did like girls those feelings would be too pure to taint like that. Boys wouldn’t understand.

Only sometimes I like describing how beautiful girls are. I don’t mean it like THAT - i’m Straight and I’m just trying to make my boyfriend happy. If I think, later, about girls and the things I WOULD tell him I’d do with girls if I felt like it, that’s still about Boys, it’s about Straightness and making Boys happy, it’s not about the girls. The fact it feels too precious to ever tell him is beside the point.

Boys are so easy to talk to, I always know what to say, not like girls where suddenly I’m nervous and hyperaware of how amazing they are and worried my eyeliner’s smudged or something. 

I desperately want to kiss a girl but only to turn a guy on, but actually doing it would be too awkward with people watching, and if she’s a stranger it would be extra awkward, I’d want to kiss a girl I’m friends with…. only to turn guys on though. 

And I can please boys while my brain isn’t even focused on them - heck it almost never is. Obviously I’m straight, I sleep around and only with boys. 

I don’t fall in love with them because i’m a Jaded Heartbreaker, not because I’m secretly longing for something I don’t think I can have, that they can’t ever ever be for me.

anonymous asked:

Enjolras surprising Courfeyrac on his birthday, coughwearingnothingbutacravatcough with a perfectly done cravat that's very on trend?

Welp, I did say, “in cravats or otherwise.” Also I misread this prompt, but I was already 100 words in, sooooo here you go:

“Once again,” said Enjolras, “I am moved to say that you have taken a pun too far.”

Courfeyrac had earlier protested he was drunk only on liberty and good cheer but it was becoming clear that “liberty and good cheer” was actually a euphemism for ‘rum punch everyone had unwisely allowed Bahorel to mix.’ Enjolras had been quietly pleased that his friends had cared enough to arrange some sort of a party for him, though most of their entertainments he enjoyed more as 'things to entertain the people he loved most in the world’ than 'things he found enjoyable.' 

“You’re– you’re one to talk about taking puns too seriously,” protested Courfeyrac. Or at least, so Enjolras thought. Courfeyrac tended to get very regional when drunk. The lilting, almost Italinate pronunciations drifted into Enjolras’s ear strangely, as if bourn over by the Mistral. “What about….”

“Yes?”

“Alphabet,” muttered Courfeyrac, picking up one of his discarded items of clothing. “That seems important.”

After a moment, Enjolras said, “What are you doing, Courfeyrac?”

With a frankly bewildered look, Courfeyrac said, “Trying my cravat.”

“Ah.” Enjolras folded his arms, in a vague attempt to cradle and protect the tenderness and fondness in his breast. “I had thought you were not adhering to the cult of dandyism this evening.”

Courfeyrac turned around, a hand to his immaculate cravat. He was wearing nothing else. “Why wouldn’t I?”

“It seems clear to me,” said Enjolras, “that this evening you are playing the part of a sans-culotte.”