the letter is not the most important

ximinlovewithyoux  asked:

10, 17, 18 :)

10. What classical song best describes your instrument?

Billy the Kid!!!!

17. What is the most damage that has been done to your instrument?

Oh man. I’m triggered. It was my first year participating in festival orchestra and I was 15 years old. I made the huge mistake of leaving my ‘cello in the bay below the bus and it basically exploded. The strings were out of tunes, pegs out of alignment. Ugh. Ugh.

18. Write a letter to your instrument.

Dear Jehoshaphat,

Please don’t take this personally. Our relationship has gone as far as it will be able to go. I’m not leaving you forever, I’m not abandoning you, and I’m certainly not replacing you. You’ve been there for me during my most important times as a musician, adolescent, and as a friend. You’ll always have my heart, but this needs to be done. I’m growing up, I’m moving up. You can’t provide the things that I need. I’ll always love you. Always.

With love,

Abraham.

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This thing here just destroyed every head canon or shit about Sasuke returning to Konoha because of Sakura. Like, stop.

It was so annoying all that “OMG Sasuke shiden is a SS novel, SASUKE RETURNED BC OF SAKURA!” No. Is a Sasuke’s novel, about his feelings and his most strong bond with his most important person and that person is not Sakura.

He said before this that the only thing that tied him to Konoha was Naruto and now we have this here in where a letter from Naruto makes him smile and he decided to finally return to Konoha. It wasn’t a letter from Sakura. If Sakura words are in there or not is stupid af because she has a hand and she can write a fucking letter for his friend or what? She’s scare? Please. Sasuke only thought about Naruto in all this novel even when there are a lot of forced moments of certain “couples”

But this and the original manga say it all. The one who saved him was Naruto, the one who never gave up on him was Naruto. His weakness is Naruto. He said that Naruto makes him feel in home and remember him of his family and remember him of love.

I don’t even care if after this we have all that NH and SS shit and ilogic moments in where they’re all OOC again. Because this is the real Sasuke.

He returned because of Naruto. He called Konoha a “home” because of Naruto. He has faith in Konoha because of Naruto. He adores him and his own world, he himself said it in the novel.

There’s a spot in Sasuke’s heart that no one has, and it belongs to Naruto not Sakura. Your fucking welcome. 😘

“You DUMPED me!” vs “They’ll be back for me.”

The thing about Rogue One is that it takes all of the Star Wars conventions and turns them upside down, then at the very end turns them back and reminds everyone that this is Star Wars–but a little too late.

While I would be the first to admit that Jyn Erso’s character could be improved upon, and she’s most certainly not the easiest one to like, she is still an INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT female character.

This is mostly comparing Jyn to Rey. They both had similar backstories of parental abandonment at a very young age and both are similarly badass, and they are both young, pretty white women with three-letter names.

That is where the similarities end. Abruptly.

Jyn has none of Rey’s patience or moral clarity. She is not Force sensitive despite wearing what is implied to be a kyber crystal around her neck. Jyn has none of Rey’s optimism, none of the hope or selflessness that makes Rey so easily likeable. In fact, Jyn is not likeable at all. Not until the very end.

This is because we get the feeling that if Jyn were in Rey’s place–while she might have saved BB8 from Teedo–she would definitely have turned BB8 in for sixty portions without the least ounce of regret. And she would never have stayed in the same place waiting patiently for her family to reclaim her.

Rogue One is the darkest, most realistic Star Wars yet because it follows the odds rather than defying them.

Instead of having an abandoned child turn out optimistic and morally pure against all probability, the abandoned child in Rogue One turns out EXACTLY as anyone would expect her to be: bitter, unhappy, and completely self-centered.

Jyn is a reflection of what Rey could easily have turned out to be, what ANYONE could turn out to be if abandoned as a child in a war-torn world, and that makes us uncomfortable.

Rogue One tells us bluntly that the Star Wars world is actually NOT full of young, idealistic farm boys and beautiful, headstrong princesses who channel their grief towards a greater cause. No, it is in fact full of people like Jyn–flawed, cynical, traumatized yet unsympathetic, and completely apathetic to the bigger picture.

The fact that Jyn is a woman is most likely adding to her unlikeability.

It is tradition in fiction as a whole to make the woman the emotional center, the compassionate figure of the group. Yet Rogue One’s figurative heart seems to lean more towards Bodhi, or Chirrut, who are both much more sympathetic, much more well-adjusted, much more faithful to a cause outside themselves. They have attachments which Jyn cut a long time ago. The only attachment she has is, logically, more self-centered–her long lost father is alive and she is desperate to reclaim the only family she has left.

And there is only a shred more sympathy for Cassian, who is just as ambiguous as Jyn. He unceremoniously drags her away from her father’s dead body. He mocks Jyn for being self-centered and apathetic about politics, yet in the same breath admits to having done horrible things in the name of the Resistance. The point is that neither of them have the moral high ground in the argument. Jyn commits petty crimes in the name of survival, Cassian commits war crimes in the name of his cause.

Over and over, Jyn fights as hard as she can throughout the whole movie, as hard as any Star Wars protagonist. But unlike the others, she loses.

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My dear lgbt+ kids, 

Here’s a big hug to those of you who feel “not gay enough for the gay community and not straight enough for the straights”. 

Romantic and sexual orientation are wide spectrums and while gay and straight may be the most well-known or most talked about, there’s plenty of people who don’t fall in either of those two categories - and they’re just as valid, real, important and wonderful parts of the lgbt+ community as gay people are! 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

I've had it.

I was followed today by someone and the first thing I saw when I went to check their blog, was that disgusting letter one of the Pushy Jlockers decided to write up about queerbaiting on Sherlock. They are trying to get lots of signatures and then they want to send it to the BBC. I’m sorry, but I am not going to be followed by anyone who condones that. I am finding it absolutely infuriating that Steven Moffat and especially Mark Gatiss are being accused of queerbaiting. That is the most ludicrous accusation! If that letter crosses my dash or if someone follows me has it on their blog, I will block that person. I have had it with rude, pushy Jlockers.

I also think it’s very important that this fandom, all of the real fans, the Johnlocker’s, Sherlolly’s and all the other shippers and non shippers, who respect the creators of this show stick together. Whether you liked series 4 or not, the writers, actors and everyone else involved in this show poured their hearts into it. For that alone they deserve respect. If people want to unfollow me over this, feel free. Considering that I never look at my follower count, I won’t even notice.

You see, I came on Tumblr to blog about things I love. That’s Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock, ancient history, space, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, LOTR, wildlife and all sorts of odds and ends. I know a lot of people worry about getting and keeping followers, that’s seems to be a thing. But not to me. What’s important to me, is blogging what I care about. If others like it, that’s great. If they don’t, that’s fine too.

Now I hopefully won’t lose any of my lovely friends I’ve made here over this. That I would find very upsetting. Anyways, rant over.

My dear lgbt+ kids, 

You’re allowed to be angry about bad representation or lack of representation. 

People who say “It’s a waste of energy” or “There are more important things to be angry about” or “It’s like you want to feel offended” are most likely people who are already well represented in media. It often sounds somewhat like “I’ve never lacked food in my life, so why do poor people not simply go and buy food? It’s like they want to be hungry!”. 

But change occurs when people stand up. And sending a complaint to a tv channel who is handling lgbt+ representation badly (and similar actions) are not a waste of energy, they’re exactly that: It’s us standing up for our rights. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

Bit of advice for complaint letters

Be extremely concise; your reader is busy and this is the most unpleasant part of their job.

Focus on evidence that will resonate with people who may be unsympathetic.  In the case of queer baiting and representation, things like: queer-coding of villains; the sheer number of jokes (a link not a list); the history of queer interpretation of Holmes/Watson and therefore the tenuousness of any attempt at teasing it.  You get the idea.  Best not to quote lines between the characters.

You can mention your personal feelings briefly, maybe at the end, but don’t dwell.  (Your feelings are absolutely valid and important to your argument, but in this context they can turn off the reader the same way reading a MarySue fic affects you.)

How-to over here and also all over your dash (thanks @moriarty!).

“That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. Motherhood is the gift of God to women. How grateful we must be to God for this wonderful gift that brings such joy to the whole world, women and men alike! Yet we can destroy this gift of motherhood, especially by the evil of abortion, but also by thinking that other things like jobs or positions are more important than loving, than giving oneself to others. No job, no plans, no possessions, no idea of "freedom” can take the place of love. So anything that destroys God’s gift of motherhood destroys His most precious gift to women– the ability to love as a woman.“
~ Mother Theresa’s Letter to the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995

To all incredible women who strive for excellence, 

When I was growing up, I had a dream. I’m sure you did, too. My dream wasn’t like that of an average kid, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best “female” tennis player in the world.

I was fortunate to have a family that supported my dream and encouraged me to follow it. I learned not to be afraid. I learned how important it is to fight for a dream and, most importantly, to dream big. My fight began when I was three and I haven’t taken a break since.

But as we know, too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path. I hope together we can change that. For me, it was a question of resilience. What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself – my race, my gender – I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future.

So when the subject of equal pay comes up, it frustrates me because I know firsthand that I, like you, have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts. I would never want my daughter to be paid less than my son for the same work. Nor would you.

As we know, women have to break down many barriers on the road to success. One of those barriers is the way we are constantly reminded we are not men, as if it is a flaw. People call me one of the “world’s greatest female athletes”. Do they say LeBron is one of the world’s best male athletes? Is Tiger? Federer? Why not? They are certainly not female. We should never let this go unchallenged. We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender.

For everything I’ve achieved in my life, I am profoundly grateful to have experienced the highs and lows that come with success. It is my hope that my story, and yours, will inspire all young women out there to push for greatness and follow their dreams with steadfast resilience. We must continue to dream big, and in doing so, we empower the next generation of women to be just as bold in their pursuits.

– An open letter by Serena Williams

Getting involved. Making your voice heard.

Fantastic and detailed advice from a high-level staffer for a Senator:

There are two things that all concerned citizens should be doing all the time right now, and they’re by far the most important things.

–> You should NOT be bothering with online petitions or emailing.

[RG note: there’s some disagreement on this re: emails/letters, but I think a key thing is that form letters and emails aren’t useful; personalize them! And petitions are 100% useless.]

1. The best thing you can do to be heard and get your congressperson to pay attention is to have face-to-face time - if they have townhalls, go to them. Go to their local offices. If you’re in DC, try to find a way to go to an event of theirs. Go to the “mobile offices” that their staff hold periodically (all these times are located on each congressperson’s website). When you go, ask questions. A lot of them. And push for answers. The louder and more vocal and present you can be at those the better.

2. But, those in-person events don’t happen every day. So, the absolute most important thing that people should be doing every day is calling.
You should make 6 calls a day: 2 each (DC office and your local office) to your 2 Senators & your 1 Representative.

The staffer was very clear that any sort of online contact basically gets immediately ignored, and letters pretty much get thrown in the trash (unless you have a particularly strong emotional story - but even then it’s not worth the time it took you to craft that letter).

Calls are what all the congresspeople pay attention to. Every single day, the Senior Staff and the Senator get a report of the 3 most-called-about topics for that day at each of their offices (in DC and local offices), and exactly how many people said what about each of those topics. They’re also sorted by zip code and area code. She said that Republican callers generally outnumber Democrat callers 4-1, and when it’s a particular issue that single-issue-voters pay attention to (like gun control, or planned parenthood funding, etc…), it’s often closer to 11-1, and that’s recently pushed Republican congressmen on the fence to vote with the Republicans. In the last 8 years, Republicans have called, and Democrats haven’t.

So, when you call:

A) When calling the DC office, ask for the Staff member in charge of whatever you’re calling about (“Hi, I’d like to speak with the staffer in charge of Healthcare, please”) - local offices won’t always have specific ones, but they might. If you get transferred to that person, awesome. If you don’t, that’s ok - ask for their name, and then just keep talking to whoever answered the phone. Don’t leave a message (unless the office doesn’t pick up at all - then you can…but it’s better to talk to the staffer who first answered than leave a message for the specific staffer in charge of your topic).

B) Give them your zip code. They won’t always ask for it, but make sure you give it to them, so they can mark it down. Extra points if you live in a zip code that traditionally votes for them, since they’ll want to make sure they get/keep your vote.

C) If you can make it personal, make it personal. “I voted for you in the last election and I’m worried/happy/whatever” or “I’m a teacher, and I am appalled by Betsy DeVos,” or “as a single mother” or “as a white, middle class woman,” or whatever.

D) Pick 1-2 specific things per day to focus on. Don’t go down a whole list - they’re figuring out what 1-2 topics to mark you down for on their lists. So, focus on 1-2 per day. Ideally something that will be voted on/taken up in the next few days, but it doesn’t really matter - even if there’s not a vote coming up in the next week, call anyway. It’s important that they just keep getting calls.

E) Be clear on what you want - “I’m disappointed that the Senator…” or “I want to thank the Senator for their vote on…” or “I want the Senator to know that voting in _____ way is the wrong decision for our state because…” Don’t leave any ambiguity.

F) They may get to know your voice/get sick of you - it doesn’t matter. The people answering the phones generally turn over every 6 weeks anyway, so even if they’re really sick of you, they’ll be gone in 6 weeks.

From experience since the election: If you hate being on the phone & feel awkward (which is a lot of people) don’t worry about it - there are a bunch of scripts (Indivisible has some, there are lots of others floating around these day). After a few days of calling, it starts to feel a lot more natural. Put the 6 numbers in your phone (all under P – Politician. An example is Politician McCaskill DC, Politician Blunt MO, etc…) which makes it really easy to click down the list each day.

Lauren isn’t expecting much from her twenty second birthday. All the important milestones had already passed, all of them leaving her empty handed. No Hogwarts letter had arrived on her eleventh birthday, no mermaid tail had appeared on her thirteenth. The enormously prophetic sixteenth year – the year famously known for having destinies foretold, for being kidnapped by gods, for falling into a ridiculous love triangle – had come and gone with nothing of note. The most magical part of her twenty first birthday had been that’d she’d manage to consume that amount of alcohol without dying

No grand epics begin on the day of someone’s twenty second birthday.

This is because of those unlucky enough to be chosen at this tender age – most don’t ever make it back.

Dead men tell no tales, after all.

~

(Dead women do. The bones and bubbling corpses of hundreds of daring, unfortunate women are screaming warnings and fury at the next girl to join their ranks of the lost and forgotten.

But no one listens to a woman’s screaming.

No one will listen to your screaming either.

Sorry, dear. )

~

She wakes up and goes to the bathroom to get ready for the day.

This is a hasty decision, of course, although she does not know it at the time.

This may be her last morning. If she’d known, maybe she would have savored it. Snuggled into her warm sheets, pressed her face into the softness of her pillow, pulled the comforter about her bare shoulders, the most instinctual and simple of comforts.

But then again. Maybe not.

There is also an instinctual, twisted pleasure in ripping off the bandaid.

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Oddly enough what I loved most about the letter was the Elena mentions. Damon saw a future without Elena in it and it was thanks to Bonnie. He was on the road to becoming the best version of himself  without Elena and I think it was important that Bonnie heard that because in Damon’s mind there’s no difference between the roles Elena and Bonnie play in his life.

Mentioning Elena in the letter was more about elevating Bonnie’s role in Damon’s life, unlike 7.21 when Elena’s name was mentioned to undermine their connection. 

Graphology

I have had many people argue with me on the credibility of graphology since in the world of deduction, many deem it to be a pseudoscience. While I do not recommend making deductions solely through handwriting analysis, I do hold that deductions and support for such can be found through the observation of writing. One of the most important factors to consider in graphology is context. When was this written? Where was this written? Why was this written? What was written? Who was this written for? The average person has four variations in handwriting depending on their circumstances. If you have multiple excerpts of writing, you have the ability to compare samples against one another. This allows you to form an emotional and mental map of the subject’s writing throughout various tension and emotional levels. For example, notes scrawled during a lecture will vary from those of a letter to a lover

Yet, you will not always have as much ample data. When dealing with a singular sample, I like to test my deductions with “palm reading”. I typically start one of these “sessions” after having observed a sample, by asking the subject if I could practice my palm reading skills on them. This set up not only allows me to observe body language and micro expressions in action, but I can feel body temperature changes and slight flinches. During “sessions” I start with deductions I am certain are correct; to not only get the individual’s natural baseline, but to gain their trust. From this point, I gradually add in my more risky deductions. One of the most useful skills this exercise has taught me, is how to morph an incorrect deduction into something correct, so as to not lose credibility. If the subject’s body starts giving off signs counter to what you have deduced, start to twist your statement until a proper reaction is given. Note that this must be done quickly. If you can not get a proper response, try to morph your sentence into something true for the majority of the population or something that they will simply not say no to (I hate flattering, but if it’s going to save you, you might as well).

One of the first traits that I look for when observing handwriting is slant. Slant in handwriting is a general indicator of emotional openness. Slanting to the left indicates that the individual is holding back their emotions, consequently, handwriting slanting to the right indicates emotional expression. However, there are exceptions such as when people write with great speed, their handwriting may also slant. The absence of slant can also show someone who is very in control of their emotions and most likely all areas in their life. Take note of handwriting that is very manicured as this indicates someone who many have forcibly changed their handwriting for varying reasons including, but not limited to aesthetics and legibility.

My favorite letter to look at is the letter Y. The letter Y is speculated to be linked to trust, social relations, and (in some cases) sex drive. When observing this letter, pay close attention to the tail of the Y as that is the most descriptive part of the letter. Large, exaggerated loops indicate someone who is very imaginative and likely has a higher sex drive. People with closed or extremely tiny loops tend to be very selective in their social relations and can be slow to trust people. Loops that land in the middle generally show a healthy amount of drive and average trust. One odd looping that isn’t as often seen is a small circular loop at the end of a tail, this odd shape indicates someone with a closed circle of friends, almost like a clan. You will also find those who, instead of looping their Y’s, will draw a straight tail. Long straight tails indicate someone who is independent and proud, while someone with a short straight tail shows a more “loner” like mentality with less drive behind their actions. In graphology, aggressiveness is noted by sharp angles. In the letter Y this can usually be seen at the end of the tail, direction does not matter, simply the fact that it is a sharp angle. Some sharp angles will be very acute, almost touching the tails, this is an indicator of someone who is antisocial and has trust issues. One of the last things to look for are incomplete loops, these tend to appear in someone with an incomplete or unsatisfied sex life. While the letter Y is the easiest to see these traits, you will sometimes be able to observe them in the letter G, but generally the style of the G is less extreme than the Y and can look like a very toned down version.

I hope this was helpful, if you have any questions you can send them to queries or send me a message!

Happy Observing!

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A letter from the Moors Murderer, Ian Brady , in which he advises a young pen pal away from a life of crime and to focus on his studies instead. Here, Brady almost seems to show genuine concern and kindness for the boy. The letter reads:

Dear Thomas,
Thank you for your letter. Now I want you to read this letter very carefully to ensure you fully understand the important points I intend to make. I’ve told you repeatedly in previous letters that crime is a mug’s game, and that you can earn more by training for a skilled job, as you are presently doing, getting good results from your courses and exams, which I tried to assist you with. I spent most of my life in prison advising other prisoners to get out and keep out. There’s nothing romantic about crime, it’s hard unrewarding work even for the criminals who are clever. An amateur would be caught or sold out immediately. Seeing cases in headlines only gives the impression of excitement, while the people behind the headlines rot for decades in tiny cells. If you find ordinary life and freedom boring at times, you can’t imagine how much worse it is in prison. If you could imagine it, you’d soon lose any interest in crime and criminals. Try to imagine sitting in a cell for forty years, while your friends outside are enjoying themselves. I get the impression that you may have written to other prisoners. If they have ever suggested that crime is an intelligent occupation, they are lying simply to comfort themselves. You’ve as much chance of becoming a successful criminal as winning the lottery. The majority of successful criminals have also spent most of their lives behind bars, flash when they win, but never mentioning when they lose. I’m talking from 36 years of experience of criminals remember.

And for me, well my example says it all. I’m already a dead man walking. What’s to be admired about having death as a sole ambition? What’s even interesting about that? You’re young, free, and have everything to look forward to. Forget crime and criminals entirely. Even the Krays spent most of their lives in prisons. So did the Train Robbers, I met them in prison and they were broken men. They would’ve chosen different lives had they been able to see the future. I am weak now and also have flu, so I’m losing all interest in the outside world and have nothing left to teach you or anyone else, except the futility of crime. So I’m beginning to say goodbye to all the people I write to, including you. I enjoyed our letters and the many intelligent questions you have asked - much more than many other people I write to. Simply guide your interested intelligence in a more positive direction. My life is over, long ago. It’s important that you do not believe my stopping writing to you is something personal. It isn’t. I’m simply tired with the outside world in general. It has no relevance to me as I will never see it again. The crucial thing is that you forget all about crime and criminals and get on with your life in a positive manner. Once you commit a crime and are caught, you forfeit all the many benefits of society.
It is also important to realise that your innocent letters to me would get you into a great deal of trouble if certain people outside found out about it. That alone could ruin your life. Understand? Destroy all my letters and simply remember the good advice I’ve given.
There’s no need to answer this letter. I wish you all the best. Thanks for writing.

Best wishes, Ian Brady

The fourth Holmes brother/sister. Sounds a bit crazy, yeah?

First of all, I want to say that I was inspirated by this post.

So, today I’m gonna talk about some interesting things in TFP that you might have missed. Or just didn’t pay your attention on them. 

Let’s start with something we already know:

  • Mommy and Daddy Holmes liked silly names or greek names, as we’ve been told by Eurus. 
  • Eurus is a secret Sherlock sister, who’s name is greek.
  • The last, and the most important, according to this twitter post: “Red letters intersperced in the credits at the end of the Sherlock episode “The Final Problem” spelled out Anemoi.” Did you see it? If not, then have a look:

Interesting, right? Let’s figure out what Anemoi means. 

In ancient Greek religion and myth, the Anemoi (Greek: Ἄνεμοι, “Winds”) were wind gods who were each ascribed a cardinal direction from which their respective winds came, and were each associated with various seasons and weather conditions.

Of the four chief Anemoi, Boreas (Aquilo in Latin) was the north wind and bringer of cold winter air, Zephyrus (Favonius in Latin) was the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes, and Notos (Auster in Latin) was the south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn; Eurus, the southeast (or according to some, the east) wind, was not associated with any of the three Greek seasons, and is the only one of these four Anemoi not mentioned in Hesiod’s Theogony or in the Orphic Hymns.

Okay, we have four Winds. And the last one, Eurus, was sort of ‘alone’. This wind wasn’t associated with the others, it’s not mentioned anywhere. The same thing we have in Sherlock. 

Let’s read about three others. 

  • Boreas was the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. Boreas is depicted as being very strong, with a violent temper to match. He was frequently shown as a winged old man with shaggy hair and beard, holding a conch shell and wearing a billowing cloak.  

Not sure about a conch shell, but the others seem familiar to me…


Yeah, I’ve definitely heard about flying… and beard… and cloak… strong and violent temper… Can’t remember where… 

The next Winds are Zephyrus and Notos, but I’m not sure which one is Mycroft. Here is some stuff if you wanna try to determine who is who:

  • Zephyrus, sometimes known in English as just Zephyr (Ζέφυρος, Zéphyros), in Latin Favonius, is the Greek god of the west wind. The gentlest of the winds, Zephyrus is known as the fructifying wind, the messenger of spring. He was reported as having several wives in different stories. In the story of Cupid and Psyche, Zephyrus served Eros (or Cupid) by transporting Psyche to his abode.
  • Notos (Νότος, Nótos) was the Greek god of the south wind. He was associated with the desiccating hot wind of the rise of Sirius after midsummer, was thought to bring the storms of late summer and autumn, and was feared as a destroyer of crops.

This is all I wanted to say. I’m not sure in anything anymore, so I can’t say if there definitely is the fourth Holmes sibling. But Anemoi wouldn’t have been placed in the credits if it was just a word. 

Thanks again, @pollaidh, for inspiration. What do you think, @monikakrasnorada, @joolabee, @just-sort-of-happened, @teapotsubtext ?

P.s. I’m sorry if I’ve made some mistakes, I’m not a native speaker.

INFJ Love

(Official Disclaimer)

You’re quiet, capable, with deep convictions and a strong desire to make everyone happy.

I love that family is very important to you. You see the grand scheme of things and recognize that your family, whether it’s the biological sense of a family or a group of people you’ve adopted as your own, is the most important thing anyone can have.

You aren’t shy about expressing that you truly care for someone, and tears hold no shame for you.

You’re amazing at seeing what needs to be done and then acting upon that knowledge. While most people may not see all the great things that you do, a lot rests of your shoulders and I love that you get things done. You’re great at taking initiative and getting things started on your own without having to be prodded.

You’re also amazing at taking directions–you will cheerfully comply and complete tasks to the best of your ability.

I love that you’re responsible. You are upstanding in your character and people trust you. You have a very reliable history and are unlikely to do anything rebellious.

You’re an amazing friend who will always be there to help others. If I have truly earned an INFJ’s love and trust, I will trust that INFJ with my life and know that it will not be forfeit.

Thanks, guys. You bring a lot to the world. Carry on.