short tempered melancholic

dew--dr0ps  asked:

What do you guys think of the theory that the Diamonds represent the four temperaments?

Alrighty. First, some background information for folks. The Four Temperaments is a concept based on an old theory in western medicine, that the human body had four main fluids in it: blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile. It was thought that a person’s personality was determined by which fluid you had the most of. (With diseases being causes by imbalances in it.)

Obviously this theory isn’t exactly, you know, believed any more. But the idea of the Four Temperaments has stuck around in literature, because if you’re designing a cast with four main characters, it’s a pretty good way to get a fun balance. The four personalities are, according to Wikipedia: 

Sanguine: enthusiastic, active, and social
Choleric: short-tempered, fast, or irritable
Melancholic: analytical, wise, and quiet
Phlegmatic: relaxed and peaceful

Okay. Yellow Diamond pretty clearly fits Choleric, and Blue Diamond could probably fit into Melancholic (for the emotionally stunted Diamonds, she seems the wisest of the bunk. Which is a low bar to clear, but…)

So. We have two left, and two Diamonds. This is really hard to guess, considering we haven’t seen either of them on screen.

Pink Diamond could honestly fit either one. ‘Belly Gems’ so far have been associated with sweetness, kindness, peace, so she could be Phlegmatic. They can also be kind of silly, and a common fan interpretation is of Pink as the youngest– the baby of the bunch, who was filled with energy and enthusiasm. So either of those checks out.

But… neither of them seem to fit White Diamond? With the way she’s been looming in the background of the show, never spoken of, but ever present… It just doesn’t seem to fit for us. 

My Digital Manga Library as of November 2017:

Viz Media

  • Beast Master 
  • Case Closed (Detective Conan) 
  • The Earl and the Fairy 
  • Gaba Kawa 
  • The Heiress and the Chauffeur
  • High School Debut 
  • I.O.N 
  • Itsuwaribito 
  • Komomo Confiserie 
  • Library Wars: Love & War 
  • Love*Com (Lovely Complex) 
  • Maid-Sama! (Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!) 
  • Mistress Fortune 
  • QQ Sweeper 
  • Queen’s Quality 
  • Shaman King 
  • Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories 
  • St. Dragon Girl 
  • Time Stranger Kyoko 
  • Twin Star Exorcists (Sousei no Onmyoji) 
  • Wanted 
  • The Water Dragon’s Bride 
  • Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) 
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V 
  • Yume Kira Dream Shoppe! 

Seven Seas Entertainment - 

  • Beasts of Abigaile 
  • Otome Mania! 

Kodansha Comics USA - 

  • Aoba-kun’s Confessions! 
  • Missions of Love 
  • A Springtime with Ninjas 

In total I own 30 manga series digitally LEGALLY and I plan on picking up a shit ton more in the future. I’ll be doing more of these updates as the months go by but I’m proud of the collection I have so far. 

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 5

The real answer to this question is that all books make me happy, regardless of whether or not the stories themselves are happy or not. I just love being able to pick up a book and leaving my own world and problems behind. But I suppose If I have to choose one, I choose Arina Tanemura's Short Tempered Melancholic. This adorable manga contains three different one shots that follow three different girls and their adventures in love. I mean, what girl doesn’t like a good romance story? I especially like these because they are creative and simple (but not boring) so you skip unnecessary drama. It’s short, oh so sweet, and a great pick me up!

Send me recommendations for book reviews as well as your work!