this is my last one for the day i think

amoralamusement  asked:

Hello, I always enjoy the work on this Tumblr. It's informative, interesting, and satisfying. Anyway, being an Ne dom like yourself, do you have any tips to not be overwhelmed by Ne a.k.a. How to Train Your Ne? I admit there are times when the ideas are buzzing and I yearn for stimulation then I become drained to the point of being physically tired.

Good timing, since I was just reading about Si-grips last night and realizing I basically live in one six months out of the year. :P

I’m not sure exactly what you mean, so I’ll cover all the bases I can think of.

There’s pretty much four stages in my life:

Ne-dom Extraordinaire: this is when you are the unbeatable monarch in your field, when you are on such a roll that not only do you finish your project ahead of the damn deadline, you went ahead and did sixteen other magnificent things that day too, just because your brain was on such a rush of SO MANY IDEAS. For example: you felt good about finishing your essay, so you wrote six movie reviews, four e-mails, 26 blog posts, and worked on your book to boot. And then you went to bed with a smile on your face because damn, I’m so fine.

Ne-dom Uninspired: this is when you feel “meh.” Not awesomesauce, not the lowest of the low, just plain MEH. Meh for a Ne-dom equals: semi-bored, semi-uninspired, semi-annoyed about it. Now, a sane person on this day goes and watches 24 episodes of ALIAS in a row to chill. Me, I FORCE myself to be ‘creative.’ And because I’m generally good at what I do, it comes out fine. Not knock your socks off stupendous, not awful, not even average, just fine. But it feels like dragging my brain through a cheese grater and I go to bed mad that my Ne-brain was lazy as hell today. Like, it’s supposed to be AMAZING all the time!!! What’s up with this?!

Ne-dom Bored-as-Hell: generally, this happens when your life is stagnant, or you are stuck on the same god-awful project for weeks, or your friends have not spoken to you in days, and you are so bored you can hardly stand it, but NOTHING appeals to you. You crave something, but don’t know what it is. You drag yourself through the work / school day like a fish on dry land, you scope the depths of depression, you maybe force yourself to do stuff, but it’s a clear indication that your Ne is STARVING TO DEATH. You must feed it. How? That’s up to you. Get in the car and drive. Go hang out with someone. Start learning something new. Read a book that you know you’ll hate, and blow your own mind by loving it. Try something totally, radically different.

Don’t be like me, and dye your hair purple and cut into a punk rock style. Although, God knows I looked adorable.

Ne-dom Work-a-Holic: also known as tunnel vision, also known as inferior Si grip, also known as the perfect way to make yourself exhausted at the end of the day. Picture a nice normal Ne being a freight train barreling through a tunnel at 976 miles per hour. Now picture a peasant maiden (or peasant lad, if that’s you’re thing) running out onto the tracks, and holding it in place for about 15 hours. It grinds to a halt, its wheels start to smoke, and the peasant maiden/lad is inching forward at, oh, about 6 miles per hour. Fast by her standards, slow by yours. Now imagine that’s what happens to your Ne, when you develop tunnel vision. All that power, going nowhere fast. Imagine the tremendous energy that just ground to a halt. The creeping subconscious despair of the engineer. You are both the peasant maiden/lad and the freight train. See the problem? You are ripping yourself apart. How’s that peasant maiden/lad going to feel at the end of the day?

Yup. Exhausted.

Now, what if that peasant maiden does this day after day for about a week?

Exhausted. Mental exhaustion, from holding back the train, forcing Ne to stay on one topic, or focus on “boring” things for days on end. Where’s the fun? Where’s the zany? Where’s the sarcasm and jokes and random connections? Hello, inferior Si. Obsessive compulsive, aren’t you? Fixated. BAD.

How to Train Your Ne:

1) Give yourself permission to stick to one idea for awhile.

I get it. You will have thousands of great ideas in a single lifetime, or maybe even a week. If you follow all of them right now, you will never finish anything. Do what I do: think about them, ponder them, don’t let them get too developed, and write down the ones you want to hold onto, put them in a jar, and… walk away with the biggest, shiniest, most exciting idea you just had. The others will keep. Let them stew in their juices. Focus on THIS IDEA.

2) Reward yourself for finishing things.

If you want to accomplish something, give your Ne what it wants – a challenge, and a reward. I used to motivate myself through “boring” tasks by setting time deadlines and writing like a bat out of hell, or dividing the task up into separate shorter parts that I can cross off after I do them. That shows me I am making progress. Right now, I’m sitting next to a half-crossed-off list of chapters in my book, which I am proof-reading / editing. Each time a pink line goes through someone’s name, I know I’m THIS MUCH CLOSER to finishing. THIS MUCH CLOSER to starting a NEW project. THIS MUCH CLOSER TO THAT PIECE OF CHOCOLATE I PROMISED MYSELF.

Ahem.

3) Accept that you cannot be at 110% all the time.

This may be hard for you to hear, but you’re a normal human being. You need sleep. You need rest. You need food. You need days off, and dates, and to go places, and be with people, and do things other than your job or your school or writing or whatever it is that occupies 90% of your time. Those normal things that a sensor can do without much fuss, wear you out. Tedious details wear you out. Planning wears you out. Keeping track of things wears you out. The temptation when this happens is to under-estimate what you, as a low Si, needs – which is a break. You tend to way overestimate what you can do in a single week, and sometimes you get way too much on your plate… so, if you know about things in advance that are going to “drain” your Ne, because it requires other, lower functions to be heavily used in your stack, plan to limit your interaction with those functions in excess of your responsibilities.

In other words, if you (me) have to do a bunch of tedious line-editing at work, it is not a good idea for me to come home and do… a bunch of tedious line-editing on my novel at the same time. That’s all Te/Si stuff.

Ne-stuff is… new ideas, new people, new philosophies, reading things that excite your mind and imagination and help you see things in a different way, or watching something new, or going somewhere where you can just be yourself. Your Ne cannot run on full power all the time, especially when you’re trying to hold back the freight train – so give yourself permission to take time off.

4) Pace yourself.

This piggybacks on the above, but as a Ne-dom, you way over-estimate how much you can do physically. Things like going places, driving for hours, being in crowds, walking long distances, etc., are tiring to someone with minimal sensing. Ne-doms need down time, to process their experiences. You are an introverted extrovert. Remember that, and give yourself down time. Try not to be out and about 24/7. But don’t stay home all the time either. That’s a cesspool of Ne-draining boredom waiting to happen.

5) Either do it right now or write it down.

My usual pattern is: get a good thought about 10pm. Then springboard into another idea. Then zip over that way for more ideas. I lay there, staring at the ceiling, telling myself to go to sleep, while thinking about everything I should talk about, investigate, or do in the morning. By morning, of course, either the ideas are all gone or I have lost any motivation to do them. Some of my best work is from dropping everything and doing it RIGHT NOW. Strike while the iron is hot, my dander is up, whatever. Some of my best short stories or articles came from getting up at 5am and pounding the keyboard. So, do it NOW… or write it down. If you write it down, you won’t have to try and remember it (also a chore for Ne).

The best things you can do for your Ne are the following:

  • Accept that this is who I am, and it’s okay.
  • Realize that mundane or tedious tasks drain your Ne
  • Let your mind wander
  • Give yourself permission to fantasize
  • Reward periods of the mundane with fun activities
  • Never let a week go by without planning something ‘fun’
  • Stimulate yourself with constant NEW things (books, movies, music)
  • Read a wide variety of things on a continual basis
  • Give yourself challenges and deadlines to beat
  • Make sure they are SHORT-TERM (you cannot stay too long)
  • Always have something in the immediate future to look forward to

Hope that helps.

(This week on tumblr has been DULL. Is it just me or is it dead?! Thank God for a new Doctor Who tomorrow! I need me some NEW Capaldi + Bill Potts. I totally want to be her best friend and hang out in space and eat blue cubes together.)

- ENFP Mod

Charlie McAvoy - Day Dreaming

“This is my last request lmao for now.. could I get one where u have the nightmare.. thanks omg” - @mcavoythedoughboy

Word count: 462
Warnings: none

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You woke up in a fright from your sleep, accidentally hitting Charlie in the face. Who, about ten seconds prior, was peacefully asleep.
“Ow… What’s going on?” Charlie said, half awake.
“Sorry, I think I had a nightmare. But I woke up too fast to even remember what I dreamt about.” your heart was still racing. Charlie reached over and turned on his bedside lamp while putting on his glasses.
“Come here, baby.” He said, sitting up. You cozied yourself up to his chest. His calm demeanor was bringing your heart pace back down to normal.
“I’m really sorry about accidentally hitting you.” You stroked his face and gave him small kisses on his cheek. He let out a heartfelt laugh.
“It’a fine. I won’t tell anyone you beat me up in your sleep.” He joked. You couldn’t help but smile up at him.
“Tell me a story so I can sleep.” you got excited, “Please?”
He began rubbing your back. Humming while thinking. His touch was waking you up even more.The way his fingers circled on your skin always gave you goosebumps.
“Want to know what I day dream about?” He asked. You nodded, mesmerized by his sleepy face. You loved when you were home together and he’d wear his glasses. By him wearing them now, you thought you’d never fall asleep since you don’t want to stop staring at him.
“I day dream about you. A LOT. on the road, on the ice, when I’m in a plane or on a bus going anywhere and I know you’re back here at home waiting for me.” He confessed. Your heart starts to race again at the same rate that you woke up from your nightmare at. You were so in love with this man. Everything he was spilling out proved he was just as in love with you.
“I might be on the road at 3am in California knowing that it’s almost 5 or 6 in Boston. I’m always wondering how you’re sleeping and if you’re on my side of the bed. I dream about when I come home to you. No matter what time it is, you always are up and greet me with the greatest hug and sweetest kisses.” He yawns.
“Wow, you’re cute.” you gush. He smiles at you.
“Yeah, I kind of like you.” He laughs, “Are you getting tired? Because I am.” He puts his glasses back on his night stand and turns off the lamp.
“After a kiss, I can go back to sleep.” You hint at him. He gives you a soft kiss on the lips and sinks back down on the mattress.
“Goodnight, my love.” He mumbles, already falling back into a deep slumber.
“Goodnight.” You whisper, still snuggling on his chest.

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A week away in Cornwall
Day One: travelling

I don’t know how they do it but the cats always seem to know when we are going away. I think it is the presence of the suitcases that does it, and let’s just say that they really don’t like it (especially Rolo, he tried to clamber in my suitcase last night and was desperately following me around the house before we left this morning). We got off fairly easily this morning, however before long we hit some traffic and tried to take a bit of a diversion from our “normal” route and well, it ended up being not so much of a short cut (although we did avoid stone-henge which is always a bottle-neck). Finally, after FIVE AND A HALF HOURS, we arrived at the lodge.

Travelling is exhausting and all I have done today is sit in the car (I spent the first part of the journey listening to the Northern Lights by Philip Paulman however I got a bit travel sick so spent the rest of the journey watching the world go by) and I am pooped. Exhausted. Shattered. Fortunately we are all settled into the lodge and the Tesco man has been with our delivery so we are all sorted and ready to CHILL OUT AND RELAX for the rest of the week. I am not sure how much internet I will have as there is only one cable here and no wifi, however I think I am going to use this as a bit of a social media *cleanse* I will pop in maybe in the evenings and write about the day/share some photos but I won’t be online as much as usual. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and a pleasant week, take care of yourselves x

things are good. I’m not completely broke anymore, my friendship with Sarah is the best, Dianetics has two records coming out, I’m playing lots of fun shows & weird fests with my 3 bands. im joining the ranks of many disgraced would-be MRR coordinators before me & writing a zine. Guy is publishing a critical piece of fiction I wrote last summer with his new press & im working on a secret for The Bug. there’s a boy that I like & i don’t think he’s bad news. Cosey desperately needs a haircut, but I’m working on repairing conflicts & being a better friend here & abroad. My teeth still periodically crack & break out of my mouth but I’m paying for my health insurance on time and one day I will fix them. I miss Jackie every single day but I know now that I don’t want to be with him anymore, & that his friendship is not worth compromising my integrity or self worth. I miss Nate every day, but I am learning to blame myself less for his death & honor his memory more. I’m taking the GRE in August but I’m waiting to make a better decision about grad school. I saw the Merce Cunningham retrospective at the MCA two days ago & cried in the bathroom. I don’t have to wake up every day & figure out how I’m going to survive until the next morning, and it feels huge. I love Chicago & I’m working through it!

Q/A Thing

Tagged by @isvimore

Rules: tag 20 blogs you’d like to get to know better (why am I doing this at 12am)

Nickname : I don’t think I need one but call me weeb??

Zodiac sign : Libra

Height : ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ idk

Last thing I Googled : Sam and Colby cuz that’s what I’ve been doing all day

Favorite music artist : Whoever made the HEYYEYAAEYAAAEYAEYA song, Porcupine Tree and many others I guess

Song stuck in my head : Hey There Delilah, I don’t know why

Last Movie you watched : We Need To Talk About Kevin (one of my favs now)

What are you wearing right now : Kurta and pant at 12 am  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (And no I’m not Indian)

 Why did you choose your url : Why do you think ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

What did your last relationship teach you : Never forget that last slice of pizza you saved from last night while re-heating it on the stove cuz it will burn

Any other blogs : Nope, just one big mess

Religious or spiritual : Why not both

Favorite colour : Red? Black? Grey? Can’t decide

Hours of sleep : 7 or 8

Lucky Number : Um, 8

Favorite Characters : RONAN LYNCH, ADAM PARRISH, oh boy don’t even get me started. ALEX STANDALL, HAINE, DAVE STRIDER, DIRK STRIDER, PHILIP SHEA, MORITZ FARBER, ALEX FIERRO, THE TWIN PRINCES, SAKUYA LE BEL SHIROGANE, MIKA ( I should really go to sleep now)

How many blankets do you sleep in : 1(one)

Dream Job : I lost my ambitions at some point

Not gonna go through the trouble of tagging 20 people but here we go

@jarvisshallnotname you had it coming ;)

@regiaam @lovely-english-rose @xoacexo @tomomi-sama @soullesstomatoes

anonymous asked:

Now I'm just annoyed at this point, don't get me wrong I love everyone in ot5 but now Harry is going on tour? Zayn hasn't even gone on tour yet and he released his debut album last year and hasn't Niall already said that he's planning to go on tour soon considering this town came out months ago? I have a feeling that somebody is sabotaging Louis Niall Zayn and Liam at this point tbh like this is too much they're clearly trying to take the Harry is the Justin Timberlake of one direction approach

I was just speaking about this the other day because my sister asked me if zayn had been on tour yet and then I had to explain to her that I actually don’t think he’s allowed to. Anyone with brain and in this fandom should be able to tell that zayn got fucked over contractually, I’m not saying that his anxiety isn’t real cause I’m sure it is, BUT he has performed on his own and I really think Zayn wants to tour, I highly doubt he enjoys spending 80% of his time promoting g*gis career and not doing anything for his own something is holding him and the rest of the boys back. As for Niall he has such a unique situation, he’s allowed to go on this mini summer tour, but with ONE song only!? I definitely feel like he had to compromise either an album or getting to tour, but maybe he will be able to release something after Harry. Niam I feel are both being held back by Harry and I don’t mean to place the blame on him but it’s obvious something weird is happening there. I’m not sure where Louis is or if he plans on releasing music but based on today I'm guessing he's on niams boat as well. I am curious to know why the boy’s need to wait on harry it just doesn’t make sense to me. but I’m sticking to the theory that each boy will release at different points throughout the year  (spring,summer, fall, winter)

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“don’t let go of my hand forever, i won’t let go of you again either

Literally apart from that weird and unnecessary fat-shaming comment at the start of the episode I am so impressed? I feel like this is the Doctor Who I used to love. Bill already feels like a real person with real emotions and a backstory that we’re going to explore. We have the companion’s POV instead of the Doctor’s POV, which seems to work way better. Bill is ALREADY calling the Doctor out and making him a better person with the added bonus that although she respects him, she’s not fawning over him like he’s a god or something and there’s no danger of him becoming her romantic fixation and making everything she does about him. Also this is probably a small thing but Bill dresses like a normal young person and looks like a normal young person. She’s really relatable (a lot like Rose was back in the day) and I think that’s going to allow a lot of people to get on board with this show. Oh, and one last note, the dynamic between Twelve and Bill is really good and healthy and they already feel like a team. There are definitely Donna and Ten vibes as far as the whole Bill demanding respect thing and I love it. 

pandalover7597  asked:

My birthday is coming up and I really really love your drawings of Bokuto. If you're not too busy, could you make my day with a Bokuto drawing? Thank you!

Ahhhhh thank you!! I hope you’ll have a great birthday~!!

harry potter asks!
  1. What is your Hogwarts House and which of that House’s traits resonate the most with you?
  2. What is your Patronus and what do you think it says about you?
  3. Which is your favourite book and why?
  4. Which is your favourite film and why?
  5. Which scene was left out of the films that you think should have been included?
  6. Which scene was added into the films that was a great addition?
  7. In your opinion, what was an Iconic Moment™?
  8. What is your favourite quote/passage?
  9. Who is your favourite character and why?
  10. Who is your least favourite character and why?
  11. Who is your favourite non-human character?
  12. Which character deserved better and why?
  13. If you could swap one dead character for one character that survived, would would you revive and who would you kill?
  14. Which character would you like to know more about?
  15. Which character do you feel you have the most in common with?
  16. Which character’s death hit you the hardest?
  17. What is your OTP, nOTP, brOTP and OT3?
  18. What would be your favourite and least favourite Hogwarts classes?
  19. What is your favourite magical creature?
  20. What is your favourite spell?
  21. What do you think is the most useful spell?
  22. What do you think Amortentia would smell like to you?
  23. What do you think your Boggart would be and what would it change into?
  24. What is your favourite magical object and why?
  25. Which of the Deathly Hallows would you pick and why?
  26. What is your opinion of Dumbledore and his actions throughout the series?
  27. What is your opinion of Snape and his actions throughout the series?
  28. Do you agree with Dumbledore’s statement, ‘Sometimes I think we Sort too soon’?
  29. If you could own one piece of HP memorabilia, what would it be?
  30. If you could ask JKR one question, what would it be?
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I know we talked a lot about how foreshadowing that scene in 3x20 was, but for me that possible happy future that Hook was talking about is best represented in the pancakes scene.

This is what I always wanted for them, even more than the big stuff, these little moments of day to day life in which they are “just happy”. And I think this is the reason why this has become one of my favorite scenes on the show. Because it wasn’t only the “almost pancakes”, and the passionate kisses that lasted long just the way I like it, or the way he was approaching behind her, or the way she was so urgently pressing him up against the table. But it was mainly because that moment represented pure happiness in the most simple of ways, and yet the most special.  

Please give us more moments like this one <3

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“It has been an honour and a privilege to provide more positive on screen representation to the queer community- my community. And I would not be here today without all our fan’s support. I would not be here today without all of our fan’s support. I also want to thank everyone at smokebomb, shaftesbury, shift2, and my mom who’s my number 1 fan who made my dress last night. And especially to my beautiful co-star who is the real backbone to the little web series that could. You inspire me to work harder every day, Elise, so thank you so much, to my onscreen love interest- and maybe my real life one sometimes. But this isn’t for me. I think this is for all my fans who feel like they don’t belong or feel like an outsider. I am very much still that little girl who used to get shoved into lockers so, this one is for all of you.”

“Creampuff Heist”

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader

Summary: Bucky wants to smuggle a dog out of the shelter but needs the help of someone who has experience carrying out a heist.

A/N: please remember it’s the owner who raises the dogs to be evil and aggressive, not the dog itself! - j. x

Bucky plops onto the cement in a heavy but swift manner. He wiggles his flesh fingers through the small holes of the chainlink gate, trying his best to get closer to the pitbull behind the gate.

When (Y/N) suggested he volunteer at the animal shelter as part of his therapy routine, Bucky grunted his reluctant approval. Truth be told, he initially didn’t have any interest in animal shelters and only agreed because he wanted to make (Y/N) smile.

But that all changed on his second day of volunteering, because for the second time in his life, Bucky Barnes fell in love.

Acting on instructions to check every water bowl, Bucky was making his way around the shelter when he made eye contact with a blue nose pitbull with scars running across her face. Both super-soldier and canine warily stared at each other, fatigue shining from both of their eyes, their posture a bit slouched.

The pitbull took the first step of courage, carefully padding to the chainlink gate barricading her from freedom. Her soulful eyes never breaking contact with his blue ones, the canine stuck out her muzzle to the best of her ability and licked his hand. And just like that, Bucky’s heart melted.

Her previous owners called her Scarface, but Bucky calls her Creampuff.

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of my sketchbook pages!  I was going through my apartment the other day in preparation to (maybe) move when I found an older sketchbook I hadn’t finished, so I decided to fill in some half-completed pages.  Part of this is from a year ago (I wonder if you can tell which parts??) and part of it is from last week.  It’s funny to see how my art has changed in a year…I’ve gotten a lot better at rhythm and simple shape-flow I think!

~ DOES LOVE ALWAYS GO? ~
Someone asked me that today and it took me a moment to think about it… but my answer is no, love doesn’t always go.
Sometimes it does, I won’t deny that. Some people are fickle and love with a light heart that floats on to something else almost as soon as the wind changes. But not everyone loves that way… There are those who love deeply, with everything that they are; and for them, love is timeless. It never ages, it never gets bored, it never ‘finds somebody better’, it never fades away and it certainly never gives up just because things got tough.
But it also hurts sometimes… It hurts in ways you can’t possibly imagine and when it does I can almost understand why those who are capable of it choose to let go… Sometimes I almost envy them… But I’ve never been one of those people. I so rarely let anybody in, but if you’re one of the few people to find your way into my heart – then you’re there to stay until my final breath.
And I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing…?
I don’t know if it’s beautiful or sad to think that one day, many years from now, my last thoughts will most likely be of someone who no longer thinks of me at all…
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I’m sick.

Zach asking you to sleep over at his house - Part 2

A/N: Sorry on such a long wait for this imagine. I hope that it was worth it though. Enjoy my lovelies:)


The final bell rings, signalling the end of class and also the end of the school day. You start packing up your things with shaky hands, your nerves getting the best of you. It’s Friday today. Which means it’s the beginning of the weekend. This also means that you will be going to Zach’s house, staying there for the next couple of days.

You have been able to stay calm and collected the next few days after he had asked you to sleep over at his house for the weekend, but right now you can’t help but start to feel really antsy. 

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