thinking conceptually

kickthepj themed ask list!

kickthepj week is coming to an end and im really sad about it i’ve seen a lot of asks before but i haven’t seen any of pj so here’s a list of every question i could squeeze out of my brain box (also feel free to send me one ;) )

kickthepj: what are you most known for? your trademark?

pjthekick: do you have any ideas or concepts that you haven’t gone through with (yet)? any ideas that came out and didn’t think worthy to present formally?

pj liguori: what kind of “maker” are you?

peej: how did you earn your favorite (or least favorite) nickname?

PJ’s favorite’s playlist: what’s your favorite video lol

fuzzwald: what are five things/traits annoy you the most in other people?

forever train: what things do you want to last forever? what things do you wish to stop?

oscar’s hotel: favorite kickthepj character and why?

HAIR AND BRIMSTONE: have you ever had a bad haircut? what did it look like?

bloom: what do you find beautiful? what makes it beautiful?

wiggles the clown: what is your type of humor? your favorite joke? what makes you laugh the hardest?

MODERN ART: what is art to you? what’s the difference between art and not art? what’s your favorite work of art?

PJ, PLANET KID: if you could travel anywhere in the universe, where would you go and why? 

JETPACK BACKPACK: what is the best thing you’ve ever purchased? what is the worst thing you’ve ever purchased?

Slurp: what is your favorite type of beverage? why? 

bug in a rug: what have you spent the most on; time-wise, money-wise, or effort-wise?

the “strange” series: what’s the weirdest ways you’ve procrastinated? do you still do that?

the “lullaby” series: when was the latest you stayed up? why? what made you go sleep?

FANTASTIC MONSTER TAG: what kind of fantastic monsters live around you? what are their good sides and what are their bad sides?

THINGS I ALMOST SAID ON TWITTER: if you have any drafts on social media, what are some weird things that are in your drafts? if not, what are some weird things you’ve thought of but never said out loud? 

the “sea” saga: where do you love to go to the most? what does it do for you and why? 

WRITER’S BLOCK: what do you do to get your creative power back? how do you solve the writer’s block? 

Party Nightmare: what’s the worst party experience you’ve had? the best? 

feel free to add on if you feel like i missed anything!


The Teeny Tiny Ponies Come to Ponyland

One morning, the ponies found a wicker basket on their doorstep. Inside the basket, four tiny ponies sat on soft, lacy cushions and smiled up at the delighted ponies.  The pretty babies were the smallest ponies they’d ever seen, and were soon named Teeny Tiny ponies because of their cuddly size.  They happily brought the babies inside and gave them warm bottles, then tucked them into cribs for their midmorning nap.  That same afternoon, the ponies had a big party to welcome the Teeny Tiny ponies to Ponyland, with lots of tasty food and surprise for everyone–and warm bottles for the little ponies!

I DON’T WANT TO WORK ON THIS ANYMORE so here is my version of the mural my Lavellan used to work out some of her issues. She basically attacked her bedroom wall with paint. Not fresco, because she does not have the skill or patience required for that. I’m pretty sure she gets over bad days by working on her family and/or lying on the floor painting foliage. Tiny happy flower, ignore the fact that you don’t know how to convince your boyfriend not to murder everyone you’ve ever known, tiny happy flower, ignore the desire to throw idiots off the battlements, tiny happy flower. Bob Ross therapy did not actually work for her, alas.

anonymous asked:

you prooooooobably didn't want an angsty ask but.......... how does adam and ronan's first big fight go?? is it about adam going to college? is it about ronan /not/ going to college? is it about adam working too much and studying too much to where he doesn't get more than an hour of sleep every night? you tell me.

listen.. i know it’s normally All Fluff here on my blog but… i’m down to angst too…….

oh man.. okay… so i think one of the biggest Things in their relationship, mostly at the beginning, would probably just be the fear of messing it up? like, because if they Do This and it goes Wrong, then it’s going to affect everything–their friendship with each other, their other friendships, like.. Everything. it’s a huge commitment with a big risk, and there’s a lot of factors (like the stuff you mentioned, college and work and all of that, but also just their own personal histories) that make it Complicated. 

so, tbh, i can see their first big fight being kind of a self-sabotage situation. where like, the fear and the risk of it all get a little suffocating and they lash out? specifically i can see it happening if ronan’s drinking. which, like, in itself would be a thing that he and adam would have to talk about at, and would probably become part of the fight. 

so yeah i think it’d be a Big Blowout. i don’t know how it’d go line-by-line, but i think it’d start out with something passive-aggressive and stupid and escalate into “what is that supposed to mean” and then probably yelling and storming out? followed by a day or two of radio silence and catastrophic thinking, and then maybe finally some Actual Communication, omg. 

Anish Kapoor

«Yellow» 1999

En la obra de Anish Kapoor se crea una des-sacralización de la obra artística basada en una producción empírica y matérica que vuelve la espalda a la naturaleza y al hombre. Ajena a una creación primigenia y basada única y exclusivamente en el vacío que aportan colores, formas y materiales primarios; sus obras presentan elementos no-naturales y etéreos, exentos de contexto, en donde el “ello” y el medio es lo primordial.

Una descontextualización, que muestra un tratamiento único y desalmado, carente de empatía, masivo y sobrecogedor.

If your mind remains attached to any form or feeling whatsoever, or is affected by logical reasoning or conceptual thinking, you are as far from the realisation as heaven is from earth.
—  Rinzai Master Bassui Tokusho

It is only when engaged in conceptual thought that we get caught up an imaginary dilemmas and problems. We think we need to be different than what we already are. This is why it is so liberating to shift attention from conceptual thinking to simply being here as nothing. Yet, the relief and freedom that is felt is usually short lived. The mind often reclaims its position with the thought ‘oh yes I got it I am finally awake’ and we fall back into the dilemma of thinking we have something to gain, something to hold on to, something to lose. The great open secret in all of this is that everything; the relief of being nothing, the thoughts of gain, the fear of loss, are all without substance or separation. They’re all the one unavoidable and unattainable suchness. This unbound presence of what is here and now is the one thing that cannot be doubted, everything else is a mere belief or interpretation. When we’re open to this present aliveness there is a sense of wonder and beauty in even the most ordinary things.   

Joan Tolifson

I once had a dream (a literal dream, not a wish) where I went to Middle Earth and got some minor, pretty useless magical powers (I think it was… like… cleaning powers? Or something? or that I could tell when people are lying or make premonitions or something but like, nothing major, all stuff that could just pass as life/personal skills), but I had the body of an old lady. So here I am, traveling around, and I make friends with Aragorn son and Faramir’s son, and we like… have to uncover and stop a plot to… unseat Aragorn from the throne? I think? Anyways, the most prominent thing I remember waking up is that here I was, spending tons of time around two hot, young guys who were my age in like… mental years, but considered me their ‘grandma’ because I was stuck in the body of an ancient, arthritic, grumpy and irate old lady.

Talk about a variation of the classic “girl falls into Middl Earth” fic that I should probably get around to writing someday lmao if only because that would make a glorious comedy/crackfic.

Tbh I’m less and less inclined to conceptualize bisexuality as a spectrum with an innate preference for men on one side and an innate preference for women on the other- definitely not my own bisexuality anyway. I feel so much better now that I’ve started taking pride in my bisexuality as a whole and have stopped specifying “with a preference for women” as a way to prove myself. I’m bisexual and I love women and I love women because im bisexual- that’s all that matters. Letting myself just be bi has also helped me feel a sense of solidarity with bi women as a class and reject the arbitrary categories that people try to force us into.

I also think that conceptualizing bisexuality as having innate gender preferences underestimates the extent to which bisexuality (and sexuality in general) can be an active experience. The most obvious example of this would be bi women (and lesbians) who at the start of their questioning process experience their attraction as preferential of men, but this shifting as they actively untangle compulsory heterosexuality. Not only this, I also don’t think I’ve ever met a self described bi woman with a preference for women who’s apolitical (this group including myself). I no longer view my preference for women as innate, I think it’s an active and political experience. I’d also be lying if I said that internalized biphobia and a need to perform my bisexuality in a ‘desirable’ way didn’t factor into my experience of sexuality.

The idea that bisexuality is a spectrum of innate and static gender preferences reminds me a lot of “sexuality is fluid!!!” type arguments. Like sure, the way people experience sexuality probably can be described as fluid in a lot of ways but the factors that surround an individuals experience of attraction should never be overlooked.

If you have thoughts feel free to share!

All problems are created because we think, we conceptualize, we fabricate symbols and images, including images of ourselves. But no image has any actual substance, and if this conceptualization stops by being seen for what it really is, an astounding change cannot but take place.
—  Ramesh Balsekar

Professor Minerva McGonagall: ISTP [Harry Potter Series] ISTP FOLLOWER FAVORITE 2017.

Dominant Introverted Thinking (Ti): We see Minerva light up and get involved with her logic when she gets to use her skills and abilities in the moment. Her logic is not based in Te aspects of being conceptual and analytical but are from introverted judgement. Ti is very tactile and experience based. We see this in Minerva in that she utilizes her judgment only in and from real situations and experiences. Unlike Extraverted Judging characters like Snape, Albus and Hermione, Minerva must be interacting with a situation to make judgments. She is far more involved in the moment with her students than these Extraverted Judging characters. 

We see her judgments come from an inner place (or personal) throughout the series. Lots of her decisions in punishing or not punishing students comes from a place independent of systematic rules and expectations. She doesn’t uphold the rules of the schools as hard as she may seem in the eyes of Harry. She uses Ti to alter them in the moment depending on each situation as it arises. This is her thinking perceptually rather than conceptually. She doesn’t uphold the concept and implications of the rules of the schools to the letter or ideologically try to (Te), rather she adapts these rules to each individual student and situation. We can see this comparatively with Hermione’s Te loyalty to the system. Minerva is not as rigid as Te, but wields the rules to what makes sense in the moment. This is what makes Minerva a bit more rebellious than her co-workers. 

Her introverted Thinking being dominant, Minerva has very specific focuses that needs direct involvement. We see this in Minerva’s dedication to transfiguration. Transfiguration is not just a part of who she is, but an extension of herself. Although she is an animagus, her dominant Ti is also part of why she is so interested in transfiguration. It is a tactile study of magic that involves really becoming one with what you are doing. This deep interest gets her excited, but when topics veer into subjects that she doesn’t actually physically get involved in with her Ti in some way, we see complete disinterest. This is why we bounce between her being completely involved or slinking into the background. 

Secondary Extraverted Sensation (Se): This is simply in how she is present oriented and works perceptually. Minerva doesn’t deal in potentials or the past. She deals directly in the present. This is what makes her quite pragmatic. She doesn’t have time for those who uphold past traditions or have big ideas for the future. She works realistically in the now. She adapts accordingly and doesn’t have time for what she sees as frivolous (more Ni and Ne related things).

Her sensation isn’t introverted in nature like many presume. She deals in facts and details but not in an introverted manner. Si gives meaning and internalizes these facts and figures. Minerva doesn’t do this. She deals in the outward reality when it comes to her sensation function. It is what makes her such a great tactile fighter when Hogwarts is attacked. She doesn’t waste anytime but immediately drums up how to defend Hogwarts and what everyone around her should be doing. Her Ti-Se thrives in this kind of situation where she can be so fully involved. [It is important to note that as a secondary function, ISTPs don’t crave the same novelty that ESTPs with Se as a dominant function do. Hence, why many may confuse Minerva as an Si user as well, because of a misunderstanding of how Se works depending on where in the functional stack it is.

We can see her Se in how she goes about Transfiguration, just as we did with Ti. Not only is she active in her Ti use, but with Se there is an additional physical perception added to it. She uses Transfiguration as an extension of herself. She isn’t theoretical in her study of it or her teaching. She is incredibly practical and physical in her approach.

Tertiary Introverted iNtuition (Ni): In a tertiary capacity, Ni shows itself in Minerva in a couple ways. The first in in her specialized knowledge. Ni encourages the Ti to hone in on one specialized skill. For Minerva she derives meaning from her Transfiguration and enjoys new meaning and experiences when doing the same transfiguration tasks. It is like a new experience every time. That is what happens with the Ti-Se-Ni order. 

Then we have the Ni combined with Ti creating a focus on system hypocrisies. Ti can be rebellious of Te like systems, trying to adapt them to current circumstances. This gives the ISTP, like Minerva, a skeptical eye of systems as a whole. Ni leads to poking holes in these systems and a deep dissatisfaction with system hypocrisies. We see this most in how outraged Minerva is with Dolores Umbridge, the definition of system hypocrisy. Many were outraged with her, but few were as aggressive in their outrage towards her like Minerva was. For her, this Ti-Ni was the trigger. Minerva was unable to take Umbridges hypocrisies any longer and constantly tried to either point them out or de-legitimize Umbridge at any opportunity she could get.

Inferior Extraverted Feeling (Fe): Luckily for Minerva she isn’t an unhealthy ISTP and therefore Fe doesn’t drive her unknowingly to need approval and appreciation. Instead, Fe works in two big ways for Minerva. The first derives itself because it is inferior resulting in her not seeing or really recognizing major social rituals or typical signs of a relationship. Hence, despite caring for Harry and others, she can seem cold. She doesn’t see the need to perform certain social niceties, the point of the them can be lost on her. We see this Ti v Fe most in her teaching. She doesn’t have the same hands on approach as we see with Lupin a dominant Fe user. She isn’t going to help you emotionally on purpose or guide you so obviously. Instead, we see her Ti be far more of a guide in pushing her students to be independent. To work trial by error, like she does.

Fe is actually for an inferior function pretty well developed in Minerva. It’s main driver is to prompt her to recognize and find her identity in relationships with others. This leads us to the second big way Fe effects Minerva. Her Ti is great at the independent thing, but inferior Fe reminds her to not isolate herself. For her these “others” can be found in her fierce loyalty to her students, staff, and the Order. This prompting of relationships to others is probably a major drive for her to be a teacher in the first place.