Apartment AU! Where Person A and Person B live right next to each other and the walls are very thin…And I mean can-hear-quiet-footsteps-if-you-listen-hard-enough THIN.
So, one evening Person A is playing music at an acceptable volume, but their surrounding neighbours could still hear the music.
They don’t say anything cuz it’s soft enough to be ignored and really they had gotten used ignoring these sounds (sometimes frankly hilarious sounds but embarrassing for that apartment resident)……
……. Except for Person B.
They ignore the god awfull music for a full five minutes before Person B cracks. I mean sure they find Person A cute hot and sexy as hell and they haven’t really talked to them but Person A really needed to get a better taste in music.
Swearing to teach ‘A’ what good music is, Person B plugs in their own iPod to the speakers and starts playing their fav playlist, raising the volume not too loud but loud enough so that Person A gets the message. The rest of the inhabitants raise their eyebrows at this “message” but dismiss it quickly.
Of-fucking-course Person A gets the ‘message’ and is fucking annoyed and decides teach them a lesson, cranking up the volume. Y’all know where this is going. Fangirl!&Shipper!Person C is quietly sqealing dying inside at their antics.
This Game continues for a week during which the other residents are highly amused becuse this drama is fucking better than any fucking reality show Mum. Meanwhilethe songs have progressed from annoying the other to slightly flirtatious but still annoying but you’d only catch this if you’ve been paying attention.Consequently, only Person A, Person B and Person C have caught this.
However, whenever Person A and Person B cross each other’s paths, they remain nonchalant and greet each like they hadn’t been figuritively fighting the night before.
It’s Friday and Person C had had a bad day and they just want to rest and break away from the stresses of the week. The music ‘battle’ begins. Person C grumbles but ignores it they best they can because the bad day was’t cuz of them although they annoy their shipper heart to no end
After 15 minutes of obvious fucking music flirting the music wasn’t even that good like they seem to thinkPerson CSNAPS. Their voice rings throughout the two-storeyed flat:
“Would the two of you stop your flirting and just fuck already!”.
Distant laughter can be heard as Person A and Person B scrambles to shut down their respective music systems blushing furiously. A few moments of utter silence and a muffled exclaimation that sounded suspiciously like “fuck it!” was followed by silent knocking.
Needless to say The Music Battle never occured again. It was replaced by quient thumping noises but you already knew that ;)
You know those alpha, beta, omega au’s, well I really like them so I did one. It’s really long but I’m gonna try and get them all in according to my otp headcannons.
Daichi is an alpha, the big bulky strong dependable alpha that all omegas dream of. Suga is the definition of a perfect omega, kind supportive humble and submissive. Unfortunately for Daichi, everyone else agrees, and there are tons of alpha men and women that come to court Suga, or just plain attack him. Daichi, as a first year, had no idea why he was so bothered by it all, but by by second year he realized he wanted Suga. Suga knew all along, but waited patiently for Daichi. That is until other omega girls started getting all over him. He called dibs on that hunky alpha over a year ago, those bitches needed to back off. So one day he goes up to Daichi and asks if he wants to start courting. And Daichi is just yES! PLeaSE!
Tobio is an alpha, and he totally let it get to his head that he was better than everyone else and that omegas and beta were beneath him. That is until he meets Shoyou, an unusual omega that starts fights with alphas even though he is literally shaking in fear at the sight of them. Tobio is confused because he wants to crush this annoying little brat but at the same time protect him from everything and never let him out of his sight. Shoyou thinks Tobio is the most pretentious alpha ever and he wants to fight him even if he’s scared shitless because his body is screaming at him to run away. It takes a long long time for the two of them to realize that there is anything going on between them.
I drew this a long time ago as a collaboration with my biologist friends to raise awareness about various endangered species and their habitats. Unfortunately we all got too busy and the project never took off. I found the file again and decided to post it anyway.
This one is about the Whooping Crane and how conservation efforts brought this endangered species back from near extinction. My friend, Joleen Tseng, worked with these beautiful birds and here’s her write-up about the importance of conservation for these birds and all species of life:
When we hear [the crane’s] call we hear no mere bird. We hear the trumpet in the orchestra of evolution. He is the symbol of our untamable past, of that incredible sweep of millennia which underlies and conditions the daily affairs of birds and men. –Aldo Leopold
Whooping cranes, North America’s tallest and rarest bird, have quite the story. Due to habitat loss and over hunting, these birds have fallen to just 21 individuals in the 1940s but through the enormous efforts of conservationists, local, national, and international governments, the Whooping cranes have recovered to around 600 individuals today. The story of the Whooping crane can be seen as a symbol of hope for endangered animals. Through intensive methods involving captive breeding, constant monitoring across nations, research, education, enforced protection, and specialized reintroduction programs, the Whooping cranes have been able to make an astounding recovery. Whooping cranes have been blessed to be a “charismatic species” or in other words, a species with popular appeal. Their beautiful profiles trumpeting calls have inspired conservationists around the world to fight for their cause. However, many endangered animals are unable to gather as much popularity. Whether they may be considered ugly, small, or even “unimportant,” every animal has a place in the web of life and it’s our job as fellow animals to respect and uphold the system of nature that we are part of.
Ways to help: Of course there are the standard ways to help Whooping cranes and other endangered species. Donate/ participate in citizen science/ support conservation organization or programs, etc. If you’re lacking the funds, the best way to help conservation efforts and endangered animals is to educate yourself. Visit a wildlife refuge with your family. The money goes directly to helping efforts to restore endangered species habitat, monitoring, research, and education. Volunteer at nature centers, zoos, refuges. And most importantly, educate yourself. Take biology, take environmental science, look into zoology/ environmental science/ natural resource majors in college. All these can lead to a career in conservation. And last but not least, practice conservation: be mindful of waste, re-using, recycling, etc.
Thinking (Ti): Sheppard is a
rational problem solver, excellent at coming up with creative solutions to
problem, at seeking true understanding of how things work, and seeing the world
in terms of its greater intellectual potential. He makes an efficient leader,
because he’s both detached enough to make hard decisions and cares about the
safety and welfare of everyone involved (Fe). Sheppard has little respect for
established systems, and has problems dealing with authority; he often does
what he believes is rational rather than lives by the “rules” of Atlantis. He
conflicts mightily with Te-using
superiors, except for Elizabeth, who is willing enough to bend the rules (NiTe)
to enable him to do his best at his job.
Sensing (Se): He’s
opportunistic, in tune with his environment, and eager to visit new worlds,
engage with new peoples, and find out more about new civilizations. Sheppard is
quick to react in dangerous situations. He notices small details about people,
and whether others are acting suspicious. Sheppard will be the first one to
steal a ship, break a window, climb up six stories, or take on a Wraith if the
situation calls for it. He’s good at finding ways to improvise, using the
environment. His recklessness sometimes gets him into trouble – but he’s almost
never wrong in using it, because its never out of his control or done without
thought (Ti); his risks pay off in big
Intuition (Ni): “I’ve got a
funny feeling about this.” Sheppard often has qualms, which later prove
correct; he doesn’t listen to these insights as much as he could, which means
entering into bad situations at times, but he’s also not easily taken in by
fake stories or false promises. Sheppard is good at guessing people’s true
motives or intentions, and in thinking along futuristic terms for short amounts
of time, using his rationality to reason out endings (if we fix this, they’ll
kill you). He sees the greater potential in others, and recruits them to his
team regardless of their background. He stands up for them, believing in them
where others suspect them, and is often right about them (no, Teyla isn’t betraying them intentionally).
Feeling (Fe): He’s rarely
emotional under pressure, but is charming, witty, and good-natured, able to
calm Rodney down (though Rodney drives him insane)
and encourage him enough to keep working on the solution. Sheppard cares about
the welfare of his people; he serves for the greater good, and doesn’t see the
point in rudeness that doesn’t accomplish anything.
I'm just currently a little confused about some information going around about Sappho? Some members of the lesbian community are saying that Sappho's bisexuality was fabricated by men as a way of erasing her lesbian identity and I'm just wondering if there are sources to support this or if it's just another case of biphobia?
Here is the deal: No one knows the exact truth about Sappho. What we have is fragments of poems and some very flattering words from the Alexandrians. Besides having a ballpark of when she lived (600’s BC) and where (Lesbos), we know almost nothing about her.
But that’s really not the point.
Sappho wrote lyrical and romantic poetry about men and women because it was her job. She got PAID for this, presumably. We don’t know how she really felt about any of it. It certainly seems like she cared about the people she wrote about, and maybe she did. Or maybe she was just a really good writer.
Our culture is full of generalizations about history and historical figures. But it is only when Sappho is claimed as bisexual that people wring their hands about how we don’t know for sure. Applying any label to a historical figure is technically dicey, but it is only the bi ones that have to prove it 100% beyond a shadow of a doubt. The word lesbian, used to refer to women who are attracted to women, didn’t even exist in her time, but you don’t see people interrogating lesbians over historical inaccuracy.
Longer Answer with Historical Context (or, Ellie finally gets some use out of her Classical Studies degree):
The context of Sappho’s relationships with women is kind of complicated. Sappho ran a thiasos, a sort of informal finishing school for young unmarried women. Upper-class families would send their daughters to these academies for instruction in proper feminine behaviors, as well as music and poetry recital, before they transitioned into married life (Krstovic). Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was the patron deity of the thiasos, and Sappho frequently used symbols of Aphrodite - flowers and garlands, perfumes, incense, and outdoor scenery – as part of her love poetry to the young women under her tutelage (“Sapphos”). Many of Sappho’s poems were actually marriage songs for these girls when they left to marry men.
Sappho’s thiasos may be considered the female counterpart to the male education system. In the Athenian Greek world, it was common for older men to take a younger boyfriend, and this was an important part of training the boy for his adult public life , providing him with connections he would need to operate in a democracy. In Plato’s Symposium, Pausanias (himself an older lover), describes the relationship in terms of education. “When the former (the older lover) has the power to contribute towards wisdom and distinction, and the latter (the younger beloved) needs to acquire education and accomplishment” (Klink p.196-197). So if you want to talk about cultural differences, and how you can’t apply modern definitions to people in history, there’s your first point: When we talk about Greek homosexuality or Sappho, we’re talking about pedophilia, not the adult relationships that define modern gay/lesbian, bisexual relationships.
So Sappho was probably writing to under-aged girls. Athenian Greek readers would have probably seen an echo of their own pedophilic system in Sappho’s poetry. Whether or not they respected it the same way they respected their own male system is debatable, and given that women had such a poor role in Athenian society, they probably didn’t. But they would have recognized it as the same system, even while believing it to be “inferior”. Greek men saw female forms of the pedophilic system elsewhere. By 100 CE, Plutarch described Spartan women taking girls as lovers, as the explicit female counterpart to the male practice (Klinck 197). This may be late archaic Greek idealization of the past, but it introduces the idea that men would have been aware of women following similar homosexual practices. In Plato’s Symposium, Aristophanes talks about women who love women and equates it to heterosexual love, in that both heterosexuality and lesbianism were inferior compared to male homosexuality. He treated lesbianism as a joke, but he is clearly drawing parallels between it and male homosexual practices of the time (Klinck, 196-197).
But for all her same-sex love poetry, Sappho didn’t seem to have a queer reputation until 100-200 CE, nearly 800 years after her death. The earliest reference to Sappho’s sexuality doesn’t come until the second or third century CE, from a papyrus based off the earlier work of Chamaeleon. “She has been accused by some people of being licentious in her lifestyle and a woman-lover.” (Klinck, 194-195) “Woman-lover” is pretty clear, but take a minute to look at the word “licentious.” The verb is ataktos, meaning “not properly regulated,” “out of line,” or “unmanageable.” This word is important because it tells us about her sexual reputation.
By the Athenian period, women from Lesbos may have has a reputation for “unmanageable” sexuality, in much the same way the modern Western world stereotyped certain races and nations as more sexual. They may have especially had a reputation for oral sex, a more “slutty” act than ViP intercourse in the ancient world. In Wasps, a play by the Athenian comedian Aristophanes, the character Philocleon says he snatched up a flute-girl when she was going to “lesbianize” a man at the party, meaning she was going to perform oral sex with him (Klinck, 195). The effect is to equate the country with “unmanageable” sexuality. Other references to lesbian actions are less clearly oral, but definitely sexual in nature. The joke seemed to be that women from Lesbos were so sexual, they’d even do anything, even each other.
So Sappho’s reputation was one of “unmanageable” sexuality, whether she was writing homoerotic poetry about girls or lusting after younger men. When people imply that Sappho’s male relationships were made up in order to make her seem “straight,” they are forgetting that those stories did nothing to improve her reputation, but just made it worst. In one of the most popular stories about Sappho’s love life, told by Ovid and comic poet Menander, Sappho falls in love with a beautiful young male sailor named Phaon who will not have her. Finally in despair, she commits suicide by throwing herself off a cliff into the sea. The point in making her fall in love with a man was never to make her seem safely straight. The point was to make a joke at her expense, about how she was so sexed up, that even as an ugly old woman she was throwing herself at young men who would never be interested in someone like her. Ovid and Menander weren’t saving her reputation; they were painting her as a slut. As 21st century bisexual women, the stereotype parallels seem obvious to us.
The later focus on Sappho’s licentiousness, either towards women or men, may also be the product of shifting sexual mores. After all, there are nearly 300 years between Sappho’s life in (circa 570BCE) and her appearance in Athenian comedies and philosophies circa 300BCE, and nearly 800 years before she is discussed in poetry treatises in (200 CE). Research Anne L. Klinck observes, “Attitudes towards sexuality changed in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, and perhaps the poetry of female passion came to be regarded as unseemly” (196).
No one knows how Sappho’s poetry was originally published while she was still alive, but by the Era of Alexandrian scholarship in the second and third century BCE, her works were collected into a standard 9 volumes, none of which exists today, but we know that the whole first volume was made up of heterosexual marriage poetry, family, and religion. Because of her lustful reputation, her works were targeted for censorship first by Bishop Gregory Nazienzen of Constantinople in 380CE, and again in 1073 by Pope Gregory VII ( Krstovic). Most of Sappho’s work exists in fragments and scraps, and only one full poem still exists. Many of these came from Alexandrian textbooks of poetry and style, in which only short pieces were quoted as examples, because it was assumed the reader would have access to the full poems. These Alexandrian textbooks were not re-discovered until the renaissance. Other Sappho fragments come from 19th century discoveries of papyri scraps preserved in the Egyptian desert, and early 20th century discoveries of scraps used in the paper-mache liners of Egyptian of coffins (Krstovic), and more recently a lengthy portion of a poem about her brother was discovered on another papyrus scrap (Romm).
In the 19th century, Sappho became a symbol for a growing movement of women-loving-women, even giving them her name. In the 19th century, women who loved women were frequently described as sapphic women, even if they also had relationships with men. The distinction between lesbians and bisexual women wasn’t nearly as important as our culture makes it out now. Later the sapphic movement took its name from Sappho’s homeland, the island of Lesbos. The association came about because of her love poetry written towards the young women she taught at her school.
But the ultimate question: did Sappho write love poetry to men? The answer: not many, but yes. . Because of Sappho’s association with lesbians over the last few hundred years, modern writers tend to ignore her bisexuality. When discussing her supposed lesbianism, author’s will ignore evidence that she wrote of love between women and men, such as the epithalamia (marriage poetry), and many of the fragments are ambiguous, but clearly lack feminine endings. Some translators will purposely translate these ambiguous fragments with feminine pronouns to imply a female love interest, even when those endings are not clear in the source material. When translating Sappho in her study of homoerotic elements, Klinck gives an example of a fragment that is frequently translated as the feminine participle when the actual word is optative, and another example of a fragment with a masculine ending that “may not be significant” (Klinck 201). Translators can sometimes be forgiven for this oversight – many of them are trying to strengthen the argument that Sappho really was as queer as her reputation – but it is not necessary to risk misinterpretation to do that.
If there is a conspiracy afoot to fake Sappho’s poems about men to erase her lesbianism, we’ve never heard of it. But we have heard of a lot of lesbians whine that in honoring the full spectrum of what we DO know about Sappho, we’re taking something away from them. This is bullshit and biphobia talking.
We may never know the exact truth, but what we do know looks pretty damn bisexual to us.
- Ellie and Sarah
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You aren’t harmful. You aren’t the reason why DID is viewed as such a ~controversial~ disorder. People who say that are just making up reasons to support their disagreements with non-traumagenic systems – that shit predates us, and the bulk of it was never about people who don’t claim to have been created through trauma, anyway??
You don’t have to hide away or lie about yourselves “for others’ sake” or anything. Because you aren’t harming anyone. If someone says “I don’t respect survivors because non-traumagenic systems exist,” then they probably didn’t need much of an excuse in the first place.
Your existences and attempts to describe yourselves accurately aren’t inherently ableist or problematic. It’s not ableist to question medical science or to want to distance yourselves from it. It’s not ableist to exist.
With Extraverted Intuition dominating their personality, the ENTP’s primary interest in life is understanding the world that they live in. They are constantly absorbing ideas and images about the situations they are presented in their lives. Using their intuition to process this information, they are usually extremely quick and accurate in their ability to size up a situation. The ENTP has a deeper understanding of their environment than any of the other types.
This ability to intuitively understand people and situations puts the ENTP at a distinct advantage in their lives. They generally understand things quickly and with great depth. Accordingly, they are quite flexible and adapt well to a wide range of tasks. They are good at most anything that interests them. As they grow and further develop their intuitive abilities and insights, they become very aware of possibilities, and this makes them quite resourceful when solving problems.
Inigo Montoya ISTP [THE VIRTUOSO]
ISTPs have an adventuresome spirit. They thrive on action, and are usually fearless. ISTPs are fiercely independent, needing to have the space to make their own decisions about their next step. They do not believe in or follow rules and regulations, as this would prohibit their ability to “do their own thing”. Their sense of adventure and desire for constant action makes ISTPs prone to becoming bored rather quickly. ISTPs are loyal to their causes and beliefs, and are firm believers that people should be treated with equity and fairness. Although they do not respect the rules of the “System”, they follow their own rules and guidelines for behavior faithfully. They will not take part in something which violates their personal laws. ISTPs are extremely loyal and faithful to their “brothers”.
Prince Humperdinck ESTP [THE ADVENTURER]
ESTPs are outgoing, straight-shooting types. Enthusiastic and excitable, ESTPs are “doers” who live in the world of action. Blunt, straight-forward risk-takers, they are willing to plunge right into things and get their hands dirty. They live in the here-and-now, and place little importance on introspection or theory. The look at the facts of a situation, quickly decide what should be done, execute the action, and move on to the next thing.
ESTPs have a strong flair for drama and style. They’re fast-moving, fast-talking people who have an appreciation for the finer things in life. They may be gamblers or spendthrifts. They’re usually very good at story telling and improvising. They typically makes things up as they go along, rather than following a plan. They love to have fun, and are fun people to be around.
Vizzini INTP [THE THINKER]
INTPs live in the world of theoretical possibilities.They live primarily inside their own minds, having the ability to analyze difficult problems, identify patterns, and come up with logical explanations. They seek clarity in everything, and are therefore driven to build knowledge. They are the “absent-minded professors”, who highly value intelligence and the ability to apply logic to theories to find solutions. They typically are so strongly driven to turn problems into logical explanations, that they live much of their lives within their own heads, and may not place as much importance or value on the external world.
INTPs value knowledge above all else. Their minds are constantly working to generate new theories, or to prove or disprove existing theories. They approach problems and theories with enthusiasm and skepticism, ignoring existing rules and opinions and defining their own approach to the resolution.
Fezzik ISFP [THE ARTIST]
ISFPs tend to be quiet and reserved, and difficult to get to know well. They hold back their ideas and opinions except from those who they are closest to. They are likely to be kind, gentle and sensitive in their dealings with others. They are interested in contributing to people’s sense of well-being and happiness, and will put a great deal of effort and energy into tasks which they believe in.
ISFPs are warm and sympathetic. They genuinely care about people, and are strongly service-oriented in their desire to please. They have an unusually deep well of caring for those who are close to them, and are likely to show their love through actions, rather than words.
Buttercup ISFJ [THE DEFENDER]
Warm, patient, loyal, and exceptionally kind, ISFJs take great pleasure in helping others in concrete, practical ways, and tend to put other people’s needs before their own. In fact, the ISFJ’s generous disposition, combined with their sense of duty and discomfort with conflict or confrontation, makes it very difficult for them to say “no.” As a result, it is common for others to over-rely on them. ISFJs are also one of the types MOST highly attuned to the emotional reactions of others (and their own feelings as well), and they focus a lot of energy on maintaining harmony. As one of the more sensitive types, ISFJs take criticism very seriously (and often to heart), and tend to withdraw, not engage. They do their very best every day to please others and exceed expectations, and they thrive on private positive feedback. [Type-Coach]
ESTPs are outgoing, straight-shooting types. Enthusiastic and excitable, ESTPs are “doers” who live in the world of action. Blunt, straight-forward risk-takers, they are willing to plunge right into things and get their hands dirty. They live in the here-and-now, and place little importance on introspection or theory. The look at the facts of a situation, quickly decide what should be done, execute the action, and move on to the next thing.
ESTPs have an uncanny ability to perceive people’s attitudes and motivations. They pick up on little cues which go completely unnoticed by most other types, such as facial expressions and stance. They’re typically a couple of steps ahead of the person they’re interacting with. ESTPs use this ability to get what they want out of a situation. Rules and laws are seen as guidelines for behavior, rather than mandates. If the ESTP has decided that something needs to be done, then their “do it and get on with it” attitude takes precedence over the rules. However, the ESTP tends to have their own strong belief in what’s right and what’s wrong, and will doggedly stick to their principles. The Rules of the Establishment may hold little value to the ESTP, but their own integrity mandates that they will not under any circumstances do something which they feel to be wrong.
Cassian Andor ISTP [The Virtuoso]
ISTPs are action-oriented people. They like to be up and about, doing things. They are not people to sit behind a desk all day and do long-range planning. Adaptable and spontaneous, they respond to what is immediately before them. They usually have strong technical skills, and can be effective technical leaders. They focus on details and practical things. They have an excellent sense of expediency and grasp of the details which enables them to make quick, effective decisions.
ISTPs are loyal to their causes and beliefs, and are firm believers that people should be treated with equity and fairness. Although they do not respect the rules of the “System”, they follow their own rules and guidelines for behavior faithfully. They will not take part in something which violates their personal laws. ISTPs are extremely loyal and faithful to their “brothers”.
ISTPs avoid making judgments based on personal values - they feel that judgments and decisions should be made impartially, based on the fact. They are not naturally tuned in to how they are affecting others. They do not pay attention to their own feelings, and even distrust them and try to ignore them, because they have difficulty distinguishing between emotional reactions and value judgments. This may be a problem area for many ISTPs.
Chirrut Imwe INFP [The Idealist]
INFPs, more than other iNtuitive Feeling types, are focused on making the world a better place for people. Their primary goal is to find out their meaning in life. What is their purpose? How can they best serve humanity in their lives? They are idealists and perfectionists, who drive themselves hard in their quest for achieving the goals they have identified for themselves. INFPs are highly intuitive about people. They rely heavily on their intuitions to guide them, and use their discoveries to constantly search for value in life. They are on a continuous mission to find the truth and meaning underlying things. Every encounter and every piece of knowledge gained gets sifted through the INFP’s value system, and is evaluated to see if it has any potential to help the INFP define or refine their own path in life. The goal at the end of the path is always the same - the INFP is driven to help people and make the world a better place.
INFPs are flexible and laid-back, until one of their values is violated. In the face of their value system being threatened, INFPs can become aggressive defenders, fighting passionately for their cause. When an INFP has adopted a project or job which they’re interested in, it usually becomes a “cause” for them. Although they are not detail-oriented individuals, they will cover every possible detail with determination and vigor when working for their “cause”.
Orson Krennic ENTJ [The Commander]
ENTJs are natural born leaders. They live in a world of possibilities where they see all sorts challenges to be surmounted, and they want to be the ones responsible for surmounting them. They have a drive for leadership, which is well-served by their quickness to grasp complexities, their ability to absorb a large amount of impersonal information, and their quick and decisive judgments. They are “take charge” people. ENTJs are very career-focused, and fit into the corporate world quite naturally. They are constantly scanning their environment for potential problems which they can turn into solutions. They generally see things from a long-range perspective, and are usually successful at identifying plans to turn problems around - especially problems of a corporate nature. .
There is not much room for error in the world of the ENTJ. They dislike to see mistakes repeated, and have no patience with inefficiency. They may become quite harsh when their patience is tried in these respects, because they are not naturally tuned in to people’s feelings, and more than likely don’t believe that they should tailor their judgments in consideration for people’s feelings. ENTJs, like many types, have difficulty seeing things from outside their own perspective.
Sebastian is easy to anger, but hides it behind a charming smile. Terrifying when upset, he has a brute strength that can destroy anything. Arrogant and egotistical, he is passionate and charismatic about being the perfect butler.
Taurus: Tomoe Mikage
Tomoe does his chores and duties as a familiar without complaint. He makes sure the place he lives in is neat, tidy and homely. He enjoys self-indulging including alcohol and women in the red-light district. His love and loyalty is persistent.
Gemini: Izaya Orihara
Izaya has many identities and sides to himself whether it be in person or online. He is unpredictable and unstable. He loses interest quickly, is flighty and dangerously charming. He hides his insecurities and jealousy with rabid behavior.
Yato is emotional and is quick to be moved to tears. He is protective and treasures Hiyori and Yukine. His dream aside from being a God is to live in luxury and build a nice family including a wife for himself.
Leo: Tooru Oikawa
Oikawa is self-assured and flirtatious. He is a hard-worker for what he is passionate about and cannot stand to lose. He hates talented people and is sore to anyone ‘better’ than him in volleyball.
Sesshomaru is prideful, taciturn and a perfectionist. He seeks to be the most powerful and in battle, still continues to keep his appearance immaculate despite everything else. He is condescending towards most people especially humans.
Libra: Shuu Tsukiyama
Tsukiyama likes quality food and fashion. He likes everything he experiences to always be in style. He is flirty, complimentary and knows his ways around the ladies.
Hisoka is focused and manipulative. Once he sets his eyes on a prey, he will walk to the ends of the world to track them down. He has no problems manipulating those around him like chess pieces to reach his goals.
Sagittarius: Shogo Makishima
Makishima is philosophical and rebellious. He has no respect for the Sybil system and seeks to eradicate it for humans to think for themselves as well as to satiate his bitterness. He reads many books to adjust his sense of awareness.
Capricorn: Levi Ackerman
Levi is cool, seemingly detached, ambitious and always takes the initiative to get things done. As a captain, he is a powerful and authoritative leader who is a great guide to his followers. He has a very practical mindset.
Aquarius: Shinra Kishitani
Shinra likes the unknown, a bit odd and likes to explore strange inhuman subjects through and through. This is highly evidenced by his strong infatuation and love for Celty. He has little contact with human life.
Pisces: Haruka Nanase
Haruka is neutral and balanced. He always has a dreamlike or dazed demeanor to him when he isn’t swimming. He is hard to get riled up and is always at home beneath the water.
Hi! Maybe it has been answered before, but do the handmaidens have some kind of political status on Naboo? As in, can they be candidates for future queens? I know they are decoys/bodyguards rather than servants but I'm interested if there are other aspects.
Hi @canthre, this is a really great question!! Almost all the information I’m pulling from to answer this, is from the Star Wars tabletop RPG guide book “Secrets of Naboo”. I recommend it if you’re really into the lore of Naboo (ps it’s CHEAP. I’m talking $0.01 cheap lmao). However it is now considered “Legends”/non-canon. BUT it’s the most in depth text I’m aware of about this planet and it’s culture specifically. So to me, it’s still canon until proved otherwise (i.e. Thrawn). Here’s what it says about their elected officials/monarchs:
“The ruler holds the throne by popular vote rather than by birthright”
The first Queen of Naboo “decreed that the people would choose the wisest among them to rule after she died. Ever since then the Naboo have utilized a system of meritocraticdemocracy to select their rulers at all levels of government" who “govern by the will of the people. All have limited terms of office, including the monarch, who rules for a maximum of two four-year terms.”
“There is no chronological age requirement for holding a leadership position”
So based on their belief in popular vote and (at least within the humans on the planet) idealizing equal opportunity for all, (in theory) selecting leaders on the basis of their ability rather than privilege or wealth…. I don’t see why handmaidens wouldn’t be able to run for public office should they want to.
It also states that publicly “very little is known about who the handmaidens are” besides acting wardrobe/hair/makeup assistants, and that the general population, aren’t even aware, (though some speculate), that they are bodyguards and decoys.
This anonymity is really interesting to me. They are gaining a wealth of inside information on the politics and current situations by constantly shadowing the queen, yet to the general public their identity is very purposefully hidden or limited. (I’m guessing that’s in the best interest of both their own and the Queen’s security/safety… And it makes me think their names are most likely pseudonyms but that’s a whole other post lmao).
Anyway, within the realm of the Palace and surrounding their Queen they have this immediate political power of information and even influence to their monarch, yet to the general public, their identity only matters by association, “I serve the Queen, The Queen has sent me to…, The Queen asks…, etc”. If a handmaiden later decided to run for office though, I feel like it could be her choice whether or not to reveal that previous work information in her campaign (Though I would guess some of those who work at the palace would recognize her though). I suppose it could depend on how she wants to be viewed by the public. I imagine because the Naboo really respect their political systems and monarchs, stating you served under one (especially a popular one like Amidala) would work to your advantage, but maybe others would want to run under a different platform or downplay it. Depends on context I suppose.
Even if you disregard all of what “Secrets of Naboo” has to say because it’s now “Legends”, George designed Naboo as an idyllic democracy** to contrast all the political corruption in the prequels, and so in that case, anyone who would want to run for office would be able to, and then the people would decide.
So long story short (I always do this lmao I’m talking too much)… “Can handmaidens be future candidates for Queens?”
Thanks for your message, let me know if you have any others!! If anyone else wants to chime in about this topic, please do!
(** = though tbh they got their problems. I have the reciepts!!! :P I think the Naboo want to think they’re v pure though lmao)
Content note: This post contains both criticism of and respect for the mental health system. If you find one or the other upsetting, this post will likely bother you.
There are two basic kinds of mental health stigma: dismissiveness, and dehumanization. Mental health conversations tend to have trouble acknowledging both at the same time — usually it’s at most one.
Dismissiveness stigma is when people deny the reality of mental illnesses. This plays out in a number of ways. One classic example of dismissiveness is “antidepressants are just a tool of capitalism to stop people from noticing that things are wrong”, or “Stop complaining. There are people with real problems”. There are many other examples.
Dehumanization stigma is when people deny the humanity of people with mental illnesses. A classic example of this is people who believe that the purpose of mental health treatment is to reveal the real person underneath — and that therefore, any objections they might make to the treatment “aren’t the real them talking”. There are many other examples of this as well.
Dismissiveness and dehumanization are both major problems. They’re both real, and they both do a lot of damage, even up to the point of costing people their lives.
People tend to perceive the mental health system very differently based on which kind of stigma looms largest for them. For a lot of people, it’s much easier to see one type than the other.
People who mostly experience dismissiveness often see the psych system this way:
No one took my problem seriously
I was scared to turn anywhere for help
Once I finally took the leap and went to therapy, things got so much better
Or, once I finally stared medication, things got so much better
(Or even: medication and therapy saved my life).
(Or even: I’m so glad people finally pushed me to get treatment; they were right.)
I wish people wouldn’t be so afraid. I wish everyone had access to this.
We need to fight stigma so that people can get the help they need.
(And to reform laws so that everyone has access).
People who mostly experience dehumanization often see it more like this:
When I entered the psych system, people treated me like I wasn’t a person
They forced me to take medication I didn’t want to take
The drugs didn’t work, and had harmful side effects
When I complained, they treated it as a symptom and raised the dose
They forced me to be in therapy I didn’t want to be in, and that made me worse
When I tried to advocate for myself, people treated it as a symptom, and no one took me seriously
Things only got better for me when I stopped therapy and/or medication and started a different approach
(Or even: stopping therapy and/or medication saved my life)
I wish people wouldn’t be so uncritical of a system that hurt me
I wish “unmedicated” wasn’t used as a slur implying that people who make the choices I make are all terrible people
We need to warn people, and reform the laws and systems that allow people to be treated this way
Some people’s experiences in the mental health system are positive in ways that nothing else is; some people’s experiences are horrifying. (And for a lot of people, things are more mixed). Neither type of experience is universally representative; both are real and common. Both matter, and need to be part of the conversation.
When most of someone’s experiences are with dehumanization, it can be hard to understand that dismissiveness is also a problem. Or why anyone would regard mental health care as positive, or lack of access to it as a problem. They may also find the terminology of “mental illness” repugnant, and have a strong preference for “crazy”. But it really is the case that for some people, mental healthcare including therapy and medication is a really good thing. And that for some people, the biggest problem with the system is difficulty accessing it (either because others discourage it, or because it’s too expensive.)
When most of someone’s experiences are with dismissiveness, it can be hard to understand that the dehumanization experiences are also real. (Particularly for people who were really afraid of mental health care and then had a transformative good experience with it.) It can be hard to understand why someone would prefer an apparently pejorative term like “crazy” over an apparently-netural term like “mental illness”. It can seem like people must be exaggerating, or that these things only happened in the past, or something like that. But dehumanization is still a problem now, and fighting treatment stigma will not address that problem.
Both dehumanization and dismissiveness are important barriers to people being treated as they ought to be. Because of both types of stigma, people lack access to help they vitally need. For some people, that help is treatment. For others, it’s access to resources like housing, respite, and assistance with food. For a lot of people, it’s both. People’s very real mental health struggles should not be dismissed; neither should the humanity and human rights of people with mental illnesses be denied.
tl;dr There are two types of mental health stigma: dismissiveness, and dehumanization. Dismissiveness is when people deny the reality of your condition; dehumanization is when people think that your condition makes you less than human. Dismissiveness is often made better by the mental health system; dehumanization is often made worse. People whose experience is primarily in one category often don’t understand that the other category exists. Both matter, and both need to be part of the conversation.
“Well this place is… Disarrayed.” It was putting it mildly. Morgan was used to order, respect, systems. The minute he had set his combat boots on the tile of the hospital, he had sensed the chaos. Where was the authority of the place? From the moment he had wandered the halls to his office, Morgan had witnessed rules being broken. They weren’t even trying to hide it. Heavy footsteps came to a stop as Morgan offered his fellow staff member some well-placed criticism. Only a moment later he felt stares on him and immediately turned to meet the eyes that burned into his back. “You can stop glaring at me now, is there something you need?”
The United States Mint and Treasury have unveiled a new gold coin that portrays Lady Liberty is a Black woman.
In a press conference Thursday held in the Department of Treasury’s “historic” Cash Room, the two departments introduced the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, which celebrates 225 years of coins being minted in the U.S.
“We are very proud of the fact that the United States Mint is rooted in the Constitution,” said Principal Deputy Director Jeppson. “Our founding fathers realized the critical need for our fledgling nation to have a respected monetary system, and over the last 225 years, the Mint has never failed in its mission.”
In “a departure from previous classic designs,” the new coin portrays Lady Liberty as a black woman wearing a crown of stars. The coin is inscribed with “1792,” for the year the U.S. Mint was established, “2017” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The reverse side of the coin contains a “bold and powerful eagle in flight,” according to the press release.
The 1-ounce coin will be struck in .999 fine 24-karat gold at the West Point Mint facility in New York. It is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs representing Lady Liberty as Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Indian-American. The coins will be issued every two years.
Last year, the Treasury announced that civil rights activist and abolitionist Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.