the type collective

you know in drawings of gems as trainers (with their pokemon) I always see Lapis with water-type pokemon, which makes sense, but in my head….she’s the type of person to just collect like all the karate-monkeys.

Like, she doesn’t care about strength or team balance or trainer-type, she saw the karate-monkey’s and was like ‘neat.’ and indifferently collected all of them

The last picture of my collection display I took was a little old, so here’s a new one ! There’s still plenty of room for figures but I have no idea where I’ll put the two upcoming Kuttari plush, which I really should pre-order soon. Maybe on the lowest shelf with the larger plushies ?

Exhibit Four is a photograph of a Guaymi Indian woman whose name is being kept secret. If she is alive today, she is well into middle age. Diagnosed with leukemia in 1991, she sought treatment in a hospital in PAnama City. While there, samples of her blood were drawn and her cell line was “immortalized” and stored in the United States, without her knowledge or consent. Two American scientists, listing themselves as “inventors” of her cell line, applied for its patent in 1993 and placed her cell line on sale at the American Type Culture Collection for $136. They did so on behalf of the Center for Disease Control because of the cell line’s commercial promise and because the government encourages scientists to patent anything of interest.
—  Laurelyn Whitt: Science, Colonialism, and Indigenous Peoples, The Cultural Politics of Law and Knowledge 

So according to tracking it looks like the poster won’t arrive at SE until Tuesday. So I’ll let y'all continue to submit FFXV fanart, cosplay, photos, messages until  Monday night (Feb. 20th at 11:59pm CST). Remember, these current submissions are for the online page of the FFXV Fan Project that a QR code on the poster will take the FFXV team to!

Who’s it for: Tabata-san and the FFXV development team. (Square Enix USA also gets a poster.)

What to submit: FFXV fanart, cosplay photos, pictures related to FFXV (example: your merch collection), handwritten/typed messages/feedback.

Theme: This poster is a “thank you” to Tabata-san and the team for this wonderful game, though it is not required to incorporate that in your entry. Whatever you want to show Tabby is just fine.

If I already submitted to the poster, can I submit another piece as well: Yes! If you’d like to submit an extra fanart/photo/etc, do so! I encourage messages and feedback as well.

Where to submit: Simply message @verryfinny or email ffxvfanproject@gmail.com

Final Deadline: February 20th, Monday night (11:59pm CST)

Before you start to panic, no jump didn’t try to steal anything, they just had various merchandise for the jump fes they had this week-end and various type of cards were part of the merch for the various manga, here are the bleach ones the “playing cards” and look who is displayed on the cover.

and these are another type more like a collection type of cards

and these too

and I am sure there are others too. Nothing special going on here, just nice merchandise with all the Bleach characters and color spreads so everyone spends money and is happy.

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Fate series is a TYPE-MOON media collective that follows various events called Holy Grail Wars that involve Masters, generally accomplished magi, summoning Servants, Heroic Spirits, and battling each other until the last remaining pair can claim the purported Holy Grail. It began with the visual novel, Fate/stay night, and has since gathered a number of prequels, sequels, spinoffs, and adaptations bearing the same “Fate” name.

concept: ironpanther in a established relationship, and then tony finds out about the ex-vengers in wakanda

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Book/Not Book

This week we showcase a new acquisition: Peter and Donna Thomas‘s presentation of Naomi Shihab Nye‘s poem Sometimes I Pretend, produced with rainbow-roll printed wood type and paper-pulp printed images on handmade paper in an edition of 35 copies signed by the artists. The work is presented as a double-sided scroll housed in a spring-loaded, retractable scroll box, with an unsharpened, No.2 Ticonderoga Beginners pencil as a dowel.

If you’re like some of my students, you might find it difficult to accept a scroll as a legitimate book. It is, after all, just a single sheet of paper rolled up into a box. So, there’s the question: is this work really a book, or just a scroll-work, a double-sided poetry broadside, or clever piece of kinetic literature?

Book/Not Book? Please reblog with your response.

See more posts from our Book/Not Book series.

The poster should arrive at SE by Tuesday (according to tracking). So continue to submit FFXV fanart, cosplay, photos, messages until Monday night (Feb. 20th at 11:59pm CST). Remember, these current submissions are for the online page of the FFXV Fan Project that a QR code on the poster will take the FFXV team to!

Who’s it for: Tabata-san and the FFXV development team. (Square Enix USA also gets a poster.)

What to submit: FFXV fanart, cosplay photos, pictures related to FFXV (example: your merch collection), handwritten/typed messages/feedback.

Theme: This poster is a “thank you” to Tabata-san and the team for this wonderful game, though it is not required to incorporate that in your entry. Whatever you want to show Tabby is just fine.

If I already submitted to the poster, can I submit another piece as well: Yes! If you’d like to submit an extra fanart/photo/etc, do so! I encourage messages and feedback as well.

Where to submit: Simply message @verryfinny or email ffxvfanproject@gmail.com

Final Deadline: February 20th, Monday night (11:59pm CST)

Why MBTI Type Descriptions Can Seem “Off”

When Myers and Briggs developed the MBTI system from Jung’s ideas, they decided to gloss over some aspects of psychoanalytic theory in order to make typology easier to apply in practical settings. Unfortunately, this has led to problems when people try to type themselves because they are not inclined to read much further than their own type description. Generic type descriptions cannot capture the true range and variety that can be found within each type, leaving many people out in the cold. Always read type descriptions with a grain of salt because they have some flaws and should not be treated as gospel truth.

1. Behavioral Boxes: Generic descriptions assign a particular set of behaviors to each type to make it easy to identify yourself in them. This has resulted in the common labels that are usually associated with each type, e.g., ESFP entertainers, ESTJ managers, INFP dreamers, ISTP craftsmen. These labels are deceiving because they portray each type as a collection of traits rather than explaining the causes/reasons for why each type displays those traits. Why do ESFPs like to entertain? Can you still be an ESFP if you don’t like to perform? Is this a fundamental quality of ESFPs? Are there ESFPs out there who do not like to perform? Answer: Yes. So what is a “real” ESFP? This is a question that can be answered by cognitive function theory. This is because cognitive functions don’t start at the level of traits, rather, they begin at the root level of the mind, describing the psychological forces that give rise to those traits. As long as you possess a particular pattern of cognitive functioning, you are that type regardless of whether or not all of your behaviors match up to the generic label/description. This cognitive pattern of psychological drives is set very early in life but it is a dynamic process that shifts according to which of the functions are being used for responding to environmental demands - remember that there are many different factors that can affect how a person acts aside from their personality, therefore, beliefs and behaviors are not 100% accurate metrics. The main point should be: What are the underlying cognitive forces producing those beliefs and behaviors? WHAT you do is not as important as WHY you are doing it.

2. Development Blindness: Generic descriptions tend to be skewed towards the dominant and auxiliary functions, with the assumption that they are working in a typical or ideal manner (because those are the functions we use most consciously according to function theory). For instance, INFJs are considered empathic “counselors” because the dominant Ni and auxiliary Fe functions make them care about improving other people’s lives. Are there INFJs out there who dislike people or don’t care about improving society? Absolutely, but generic descriptions do not adequately explain how or why a person’s type might appear to change or deviate from what is considered typical or ideal. Cognitive function theory is a part of the psychoanalytic tradition (as pioneered by Sigmund Freud) and a central tenet of this school is the notion of ego development. People grow and mature over time - or fail to do so in unhealthy cases - and accumulation of knowledge and experience can alter how someone expresses their type throughout life even as their type remains the same. As a result, an individual’s cognitive functions can be expressed through a variety of healthy or unhealthy behaviors depending on their level of ego development.

3. Strength Bias: Generic descriptions are often skewed towards the strengths and favorables of each type (because that is what people like to read about themselves) and weaknesses are usually only mentioned in passing if mentioned at all. However, the flaws and weaknesses are exactly what you need in order to distinguish the types with greater accuracy. Two different types can display the same behavior but for entirely different cognitive reasons. In order to tell the difference between them, you should understand the true motivation as well as the darker elements of the two types, the elements that a person subconsciously seeks to repress as expressed through the lower cognitive functions. A lot of people have difficulty with this step because they don’t understand their own dark side. The differences between types are most apparent as you move lower down the functional stack but generic descriptions do not cover this fact. Cognitive function theory encourages you to look at the ENTIRETY of your personality - your strengths and weaknesses, your dislikes and hang ups, your flaws, your defense mechanisms, your fears and insecurities, your adaptive and maladaptive behaviors - to understand why these things exist as well as the process through which your four functions have produced these things in you as a unique individual. If you only take the 1-2 most desirable aspects of the personality, as generic descriptions often do (or if you only look at the first one or two functions), then you are missing too much of the big picture and cannot type accurately.

see: Cognitive Function Guide to Typing Yourself