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Critique, the oily beast

Hi, it’s me again.

Below is a text of personal opinions that I’ve decided to share, concerning a downside of constructive criticism, and it might read as an angry rant. I apologize for that. Before I begin, I also want to point out that I’m not targeting anyone specifically. What I am doing is sharing my views on a behaviour that I’m not fond of. Parts of it is tongue-in-cheek, but the subject might be touchy. Wall of words after the cut, if you want to read it:

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“Steve in CA:CW only thinks about Bucky!” / “Steve broke up the Avengers for Bucky!” 

I can’t count the number of times I have seen these phrases or variants thereof uttered in fandom, and it’s starting to make me a little bit bananas. So I’m gonna break down the issues with this line of thinking. 

First off, it isn’t true at all. Yes, Steve has a strong emotional response to issues involving Bucky, and yes, Bucky is a key piece on the chessboard in CA:CW. Decisions are made regarding him that impact the eventual split of the Avengers. But ultimately, Steve’s choices in the movie are rational and based on Steve’s ethics, Steve’s unwillingness to allow pointless death, and Steve’s mistrust of institutions after having been burned twice. All else being equal, and Bucky not being a factor, it is hard to imagine Steve making wholly different choices.

Steve goes after Bucky when he’s accused of bombing the UN, but does so to bring him in, and because there is a kill order on Bucky. Bucky is a goddamn living weapon, and will not go quietly into that good night; Steve has no way of knowing at that point if Bucky will use lethal force or not against those trying to apprehend him, and so goes after him because Steve has a better chance than anyone else of bringing him in without loss of life. Steve going after Bucky alone is a course of action he feels compelled to take not only to save Bucky’s life, but the lives of everyone else involved, at risk to his own. Steve is very explicit about this in his conversation with Natasha ( “If he’s this far gone, then… I should be the one to bring him in.” “Why?” “Because I’m the one least likely to die trying”). At this point, no other Avengers are involved; this is Steve’s choice and Steve’s action, and not a determining factor on the fate of the team. 

While Bucky’s lack of due process is pretty clearly upsetting to Steve, he is still willing to consider the Accords even after that whole incident, and even with his skepticism about the Accords’ definition of accountability. He doesn’t wholly back out until he finds out Wanda is being kept under house arrest without her knowledge and without any justification beyond her perceived ‘dangerousness’ (keep in mind, the incident in Lagos is because Crossbones set off a bomb; more people would have died without Wanda’s intervention. The hate toward her in-universe is a result of media spin and fear of powered people, because her powers weren’t enough to save everyone. It’s worth wondering: had it been one of Tony’s automated suits that didn’t get the bomb clear in time, would we be seeing the same furor?). This is understandably upsetting to a guy who lived through a period of seeing people interned and worse based on public fear of certain minorities, and has seen how it can escalate into absolute horror; while Wanda’s imprisonment is cushy, as Tony points out, it sets a profoundly disturbing precedent. 

When Steve and Team Cap face off against Team Iron Man at the airport, it’s because they need to get to Siberia – not because Steve just wants to run off with Bucky. Steve attempts to explain the situation (“…And there are 5 more super soldiers just like him. I can’t let the doctor find them first, Tony. I can't”), and Tony makes it clear he has no intention of listening at that point (“All right, I’ve run out of patience. Underoos!”).  Steve is left with no choice but to fight his way out to stop what Zemo’s trail has led them to believe is an incredibly serious and imminent threat to global safety, which Tony is unwilling to listen to, and which Ross is later unwilling to take seriously.  

The film’s initial marketing (and hyper-focus on the eyeroll-worthy “he’s my friend”/”so was I” exchange) plus the lens of Stucky shipping have actually done us a disservice, I think, by characterizing Steve as someone who makes all his choices around Bucky. But even with Bucky not being a factor, I honestly don’t think we’d see Steve make different choices when forced into this same situation and provided with the same intel. With the threat of brainwashed super soldiers being unleashed and no time to wait for the UN to get its ass in gear – and that only happening IF Ross could be convinced to listen – he would probably still head to Siberia to try to stop it himself should no one else listen and be willing to act. If Wanda was being imprisoned and a precedent set for interning enhanced people who didn’t sign the Accords, I think he’d still be opposed to signing. Even before Bucky is ever a factor, Steve has legitimate concerns about the Accords – Accountable to whom? What’s the process? What happens to people who don’t sign? What guarantee do they have that the Avengers won’t be used for national agendas?

Maybe Tony would have been more willing to listen to Steve if Bucky weren’t involved. But Steve is actually responding pretty rationally throughout, and being honest with himself about what he thinks he can and can’t promise in good faith.

Tony, on the other hand, is painted by many fans as someone who is making choices from a rational, reasonable place, but if we look at what is said and done canonically… the opposite appears to be true?

While unquestionably an intellectually brilliant man, Tony is pretty consistently characterized as someone who reacts from a place of emotion and impulse rather than from a place of detached intellectual analysis. It’s part of what makes him an interesting character, and makes him diverge from the ‘aloof genius’ archetype we see with Reed Richards and a number of other super-geniuses of the Marvel universe. He makes a lot of choices – good and bad – based on strong feelings and gut reactions rather than thinking things through. Sometimes this means throwing caution to the winds and setting a whole new ethical course for his company. And sometimes this means accidentally inventing a murderbot. 

Tony straight up tells Steve that he wants to sign the Accords to get Pepper back while still doing his Iron Man shtick ( “I never stopped. Cause the truth is I don’t wanna stop. I don’t want to lose her. I thought maybe the Accords can split the difference.”) And he only gets involved with the Accords after being made to feel guilty when ambushed by Miriam. Tony’s support of the Accords stems from his personal guilt, and personal motivations to get Pepper back more than any consideration of longterm, far-reaching effects. We can see the lack of thought he’s put into this when Tony himself later goes completely rogue and ignores Ross (to whom he’s supposed to answer under the Accords), defying the very policies he’s been pushing because they become inconvenient in a way he didn’t anticipate. We also see it when he admits he didn’t know the rogue Avengers would be thrown into the RAFT, implying he didn’t investigate the ramifications of the Accords fully. The timeframe of the Accords is rushed, with the Avengers given an ultimatum on an absurd deadline, and Tony’s eagerness to soothe his guilt and repair his relationship drives him to help force them into that scenario – where a schism is more or less an inevitability. 

And contrary to the narrative that the marketing team seemed to push and that a lot of fans on both sides cling to, it isn’t Steve’s reaction in this conflict that comes from a place of emotional impulsivity due to Bucky. 

In fact, the most visceral, emotional, irrational decision made in regards to Bucky in the course of the movie? Is made by Tony

Now, I can’t honestly blame him for wanting to kill Bucky after seeing the footage of Howard and Maria’s deaths – I would straight up murder anyone who laid a finger on my mom, no matter the situation, so I have a LOT of sympathy. But while it’s understandable, it is not excusable. Bucky did not have any agency as the Winter Soldier. He was a brainwashed torture victim with no free will; the culpability for Howard and Maria’s deaths lies on the HYDRA handler who sent the Winter Soldier after them. And Tony knows this. But he responds from a place of pain and emotion and tries to kill Bucky anyway – because he’s hurting and wants to make someone else hurt too, and also, according to the Russoes’ commentary, to hurt Steve. 

And it’s that final violence, with Bucky and Steve forced to fight Tony for Bucky’s life, that drives the ultimate wedge in the Avengers. Tony had seen the flaws in the Accords and been willing to defy Ross; Steve finally had the opportunity to explain the threats he was dealing with and have Tony listen; they were ready to confront Zemo together. Up to that point, reconciliation and reunification of the Avengers had been a very tangible, present possibility. But once again, Tony backs Steve into a corner with an ultimatum: before, it was his ethics or his legal standing. Now, it’s Tony’s friendship, or Bucky’s life. And because Steve is obviously not willing to let Tony straight-up murder Bucky to satisfy his vengeance, that reconciliation is taken off the table.

So yes, the Avengers are ultimately still broken up at the end of CA:CW because of an irrational decision made about Bucky.

But it’s not made by Steve. 

literature preference generalisations

catchy title!! i know!!!!

classics:

  • would die for at least one character from the iliad
  • has read the secret history and has a very strong opinion on it
  • terrified of the languages their favourite texts are written in (but hates ancient greek more than latin)
  • probably has an incredibly messed up sense of humour
  • won’t stop talking about how much gore is involved in their favourite tragedy

old/middle english:

  • seem terrifying but actually just very confused
  • have a favourite jumble of letters that is pretending to be a word
  • once looked at a rune and cried from either happiness or devastation
  • argues about pronunciation but then realises it doesn’t really matter
  • knows a lot of history
  • band together in groups because they know they’ll never find people that like chaucer as much as they do

renaissance:

  • the greatest people you will ever meet…and the worst
  • pretend like shakespeare isn’t their favourite playwright and fails miserably because they know all the words to their favourite soliloquy
  • probably enjoy acting
  • have a strong opinion on the wars of the roses
  • gay

shakespeare (yes buddy, you get your own):

  • extra gay
  • cry thinking about how much their fave play means to them
  • theatre snobs but also annoying theatre kids
  • incredibly dramatic

18th/19th century literature:

  • probably all INFPs
  • “i like big books and i cannot lie”
  • have a favourite austen book and will defend it to the ends of the earth
  • watch more period dramas than is good for them
  • all have frail hearts so get spooked out by gothic literature

romanticism:

  • the gayest
  • cries about john keats on the regular
  • will quote long passages from their favourite poem so violently you’ll have to ask them if they’re okay,,,,, they aren’t
  • once tried to become ‘at one’ with nature but got scared by a fallen leaf so had to take a three-hour nap
  • all of them have their favourite fact about lord byron and bring it up constantly whether it’s appropriate or not

victorian literature:

  • pretends they hate dickens but would die for great expectations
  • love cities and the country equally
  • won’t shut up about how much they love the rain
  • have a very special place in their heart for christmas
  • threaten to kill people with a single books because they’re the same shape and weight as bricks
  • have cried extensively over tennyson and arthur hallam 
  • don’t know where oscar wilde quotations end and they begin

twentieth century literature

  • very confused
  • love the 20s a bit too much
  • probably wish they were french, unless they are french in which case they wish they were living in america
  • call every war ‘The War’
  • prepared to fight hemingway’s ghost at any given moment
  • secretly love dystopian ya and high fantasy
  • won’t stop saying ‘The American Dream’ because it’s relevant to everything, apparently


disclaimer: highly distorted by my own literary knowledge (which is minimal outside of the west) so apologies for that. feel free to add on

Hiccstrid in Race to the Edge

OKAY PEOPLE!

So, I’ve been seing SO MANY comments about how “Hiccstrid was such a mistake” or “Rtte writers really flunked the Hiccstrid” and “The writers ruined Hiccstrid in RTTE, they made a big mistake.” and even “The plot for RTTE Hiccstrid is so bad.” (and these are direct quotes)

People, I really don’t know what your talking about! I think Rtte did an amazing job with the Hiccstrid, and I know people say that it’s rushed, or forced, but I really don’t think it is. Just here me out, and you might change your mind.

So, in the first season of RTTE, it appears that the two are just “friends” (as said multiple times by both Hiccup and Astrid) which leads me to believe this: The two are just shy and unsure as to where their relationship stands. Neither have actually come out and said that they “like” each other in that special way, or have said “I love you” (they still haven’t, but honestly that’s what makes RTTE Hiccstrid all the better, and I’ll explain that later on) so both are unsure. Hiccup knows he likes Astrid, because as he said in Blindsided, he’s thought about it a lot. And Astrid obviously likes Hiccup, after all that blushing and studdering and worried looks and those talks with Heather, I mean, it’s pretty obvious. But neither one wants to push it on the other, just in case the other doesn’t like them in return. It’s just that over the years since Riders/Defenders of Berk, they’ve come to terms with the fact that they’re “friends”, since neither have stood up and said anything against that fact. They’re both just shy, nervous, and unsure of their feelings. Typical teen feelings.

But they’re around 18 now, and the feelings haven’t really depleted at all for either of them, and RTTE shows this perfectly. 

Season 1:

I mean, just look at Hiccup! These two are normally shown- through out the entire show- as either standing by each other, or near each other. And it’s also shown that Hiccup laid out the Edge so that Astrid’s hut was closest to his. It’s just these small, subtle little moments scattered through out Season 1 and 2 that make Hiccstrid look like it’s just starting, or has still hung on. Like maybe the two do have feelings for each other, but are still able to hide them. (From each other anyways. Us, the audience, and Heather obviously pick up ont his type of stuff right away. XD)

And then “Reign of the Fireworms” the two were teasing each other playfully, suggesting that they enjoy having fun with each other and playfully annoying the other. Very cute, in my opinion. And it’s not too STRONG either, but gradually becomes more noticeable.

And here in Season 2: 

Here, it’s obvious Hiccup’s concerned for Astrid, especially when he volluntears to stay behind and sleep in the arena with her and Stormfly, and the others all joinn in to, when later Fishlegs explains that Hiccup wanted to “support” Astrid. 

Hiccup rescues Astrid from drowning, and acts extremely panicked when he notices she’s gone and not responding. I mean, yes, Hiccup would probably done this with the other riders, but he seemed extra concerned since it was Astrid.

THIS. And this is when we really start getting the “Hiccstrid” feels. I mean, before this, in the other episodes, we would not have really noticed the Hiccstrid if we hadn’t been looking for it. Otherwise, we would’ve thought “Oh, they’re teasing each other. How cute. I think they might like each other?” that kind of thing. But this, where Astrid half hugs Hiccup and says “But I still have you” it’s quite obvious she’s very slightly hinting at something.  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Season 3: 

AND THIS. This is when we really get it! This is where all the other little moments have led to. I just love how gradual Hiccstrid processes throughout RTTE. It’s all gradual, but obvious, but not too obvious. And the Buffalord Soldier only helped with this. It wasn’t too much, and they didn’t kiss right away. It was just simple actions and words, but it was still so simple and clear. But not pushy either. And the words “I can’t imagine a world without you in it” coming from both of them to each other was just beautiful, and so perfect and fitting.

In “Stryke Out”, the only real Hiccstrid we get is when Hiccup and Astrid hug, but again, it’s just this simple little motion and the looks passed between them that is shining through. It clearly hints at Hiccstrid, but again, IT’S NOT FORCED. It just happens, and it flows very nicely. Fishleg’s also states that “Astrid would’ve killed you (Snotlout) if we hadn’t found Hiccup.” saying that Astrid was very worried and concerned for Hiccup’s well being.

This part just made me smile, because of how awkward and genuinely surprised they both are at this physical contact. Astrid’s face is priceless, and it clearly states that she wasn’t expecting their hands to touch. This little moment is just another example for how gradually Hiccstrid’s relationship is growing.

Here, in “Last Auction Heroes” is another small gesture between the two, a kind comforting gesture that Astrid offers Hiccup when they get captured and lose their dragons, Berk’s gold, and well… everything. It just shows that the two are very supportive to each other, and that they still don’t have to speak words to make this point clear. It’s another thing that the writers did amazingly, was just all the movements and hints that made Hiccstrid seem more real.

NOW WE GET SEASON 4!

In Midnight Scrum, the two interact even more. Hiccup and Astrid have a private conversation int he Great Hall, and then later on, Astrid helps rescue Hiccup and helps him walk when he loses his medal leg. Again, support, but it’s not forced, or over load. It’s just right, just enough to get the point across that Astrid wants to be there for Hiccup and wants to help him. 

In “Dire Straights”, again we get to see Astrid worried about Hiccup, and Hiccup glad for her comfort. It’s just a few sweet gestures and words, but it is still a beautiful show that their relationship is gradually making it’s way up tot he point it’s at in HTTYD 2. 

In “Out of the Frying Pan” we see Astrid is about to give up to the heat, but Throk reminds her to stay awake for Hiccup, and she does, for HICCUP. 

*takes deep breath* So, “Blindsided” is the episode where the dams break, where they can’t contain their feelings anymore. Hiccup is very concerned about Astrid, and Astrid is starting to despair. Hiccup again offers his support. and since Astrid is blind, there is some more… well… touching and stuff. *winks* and it just brings stuff to mind for both of them, making them realize that they did like each other. I thought that, yeah, DreamWorks probably could’ve figured out a better way to actually get them together, other then making Astrid blind, but it still worked out very well, and I think that the Hiccstrid development is still very good in this, and not over-board, forced, or fakey. 

In “Shell Shocked Part 1″ We get to see them again, rather awkward bout everything still, and trying to hide it from the others. We also get to see Astrid’s concern for Hiccup, and it’s obvious she’s worried about him.

In “Shell Shocked Part 2″ we get to see that, again, Astrid is worried about Hiccup, and she doesn’t want him to get hurt and even suggests he go back and stay safe. Hiccup firmly states that they have to go on, keeping their feelings aside during battle, just like they’d done for years. By this time, Heather has pretty much figured out what’s going on, and the others are beginning to notice something going on between Hiccup and Astrid, although none of them (but Heather and Fishlegs) really notice anything is going on romantically. Viggo captures Astrid, forcing Hiccup to make a choise, Astrid killed or handing Viggo the Dragon Eye. Hiccup tosses the Dragon Eye into the volcano, freeing Astrid when Viggo jumped to catch it. After Viggo’s death, Astrid apologizes to Hiccup for not listening to him, but Hiccup just says that she had to let him know what she was thinking. The two therefore share a kiss, right in front of the other riders. Hiccstrid is now official.

The reason I wanted to explain all this, is because I really don’t believe Hiccstrid was rushed, forced, or poorly done at all. I think it worked it’s way up gradually to the point it’s at, and I think it was all done very wonderfully. It’s difficult to get this type of relationship just perfect, because it is a branch off of an original film, and to make it harder, it’s placed between two films, making getting the characters right all the harder. But I think DreamWorks did it VERY WELL. They worked it up gradually, with many little gestures, and moments in between the big noticeable moments, which makes it so much better.

Reblog if you agree with what I said above. 

seventeen mentioned that this is a song about feeling deep sadness, but also about growing from it and becoming better (if i remembered correctly). If you watch their dance, the first chorus starts on the ground; they cover their eyes but they don’t want to cry, in the second shot of ot13 doing the chorus choreo, they’re standing now, showing, in my opinion, how they grew to be better after their sadness.

In the final chorus, they start on the ground again (they slowly drop down #iconic #happy20svt) and then they rise up again with full force!! I felt like they were expressing an emotion that yes, its okay to be sad, but we have to be strong and get up again! and god damn i may be giving seventeen more credit, and I may be extra, but all i’m saying is that choreography is absolutely amazing, it fits the lyrics and its amazingly intricate! im so proud

Let’s start by saying that I love all these chapters about Tanaka because, in my humble opinion, we needed to see more of him because Tanaka is one of the greatest Haikyuu characters, and I’ll tell you why.

Before anyone starts saying shit about my son, let me say that yes, it’s true that he’s not a volleyball genius like some players. No, he’s not a genius like Kageyama or Nishinoya. No, he does not have Hinata’s kind of abilities. No, he doesn’t have his seniors’ experience. But he IS as strong as the others, even stronger (and, to be honest with all of you, seeing him go through all these stuff is killing me).

Tanaka isn’t as skilled as his teammates, yes, but I think that’s what makes him even more endearing. Tanaka is your “normal guy”. That guy who isn’t particularly fast, nor physically strong like Asahi, but he’s that kind of guy who you’ll always be able to count on, even when times are hard, and even when he’s down (Tanaka may have done a lot of mistakes, but he still called for Tsukishima’s toss, and GUYS, THAT TAKES A LOT).

I have deep respect for characters like Tanaka Ryunosuke. He’s the only second year who STAYED when practices were too much. He’s that one character who always always always encourages his teammates. And you know what? It takes a lot to admit to yourself that some of the guys in your team are just on another level, and maybe you’ll never get to be like them. Making some mistakes is normal, but the pressure you go through, especially when you’re at Nationals - I dont’ know you, but I wouldn’t be able to bear that. I’d probably pull a Bokuto, and it’d be understandable, but Tanaka.

Tanaka doesn’t. He doesn’t break down (it’s partly Hinata’s merit). He’s proven to be so strong. And I feel so sorry every single time Tanaka compares himself to others and calls himself mediocre, because he’s actually great. He’s so effing great.


edit. Yoh, yes it’s still me. After reading chapter 264 I can’t help but add some more things to this already long ass post that nobody asked for.

Can we talk about the second years and how none of them is worried that Tanaka will break down? Can we? No one thinks he will. Because in their eyes Tanaka is this one guy who tries and tries and tries until things are okay again. He never gives up. In their eyes, Tanaka is that guy who can always pull himself together after a fall down. All the second years think this: “it’s Tanaka. He’s amazing.” They have no doubt that he will be able to score, that he won’t let them down, because they KNOW that Tanaka’s great. He does well. There’s no way he won’t on this particular match.

Also, Tanaka is the simple and earnest guy. That simple, earnest guy, who’s straightforward and Ennoshita admires him for that, you can tell. He doesn’t admire him just as a player, but even as a person too. Tanaka is truly amazing. He’s that guy who’s funny, but takes “things” like feelings very seriously. Find me another guy like that. 

So, again, “what’s so good about that guy?” Everything. Tanaka senpai is perfect. End of the long ass post.

anonymous asked:

Hey hey heeeey!!! (Heh) I'm addicted to reading your top 5s! Can you please do a top 5 for the most underrated characters in your opinion?

Top 5 underrated Haikyuu characters!!

can you please do the top 5 most underrated characters in haikyuu? love your posts

Due to popular demand…here we go with the top 5 most underrated characters of Haikyuu. I mean, there are LOTS of underrated characters, mostly all the secondary characters are, but some of them deserve way more love and recognition. 

I would like to clarify that of course this my opinion and it’s heavily influenced by my fandom experience but, after all, anyone could see who are the fandom favorites (yes this list is based on fandom recognition, otherwise it would have been impossible to make). 

1. Ennoshita. I could sit here and talk all night about how Ennoshita Chikara is just…the most important person. His backstory broke me in half and, because of all his suffering, he’s gonna be an amazing captain, the embodiment of his parents best features: strong and reliable like Daichi, loving but yet sassy af like Suga. I can’t wait to see him in action

Originally posted by tetsuruo

2. Tanaka. He’s one of the most consistent member of the team, he basically always scores, he would die for his team, he’s one of the funniest and most supportive characters ever and yet no one seem to notice him. I mean, I know we ALL love him, but just have a look at the tags of my top 5 reasons to love Tanaka and you’ll see what I’m talking about

Originally posted by akaneko-san

3. Asahi. Our glass heart ace deserves all the love possible. He’s one of the characters that had the most character development in Karasuno, he grew up so much during this three seasons and I’m infinitely proud of him. Starting at his very bottom, almost quitting volleyball for good and then becoming a supportive senpai and an always reliable ace. It’s so heartwarming to watch how quietly confident he is now :’)

Originally posted by tsugumi

4. Yaku. I’ve talked with the #1 Yaku fan out there (my dear @haikyuuliberos) and we agreed on the fact that Yaku is so much more than what meets the eyes. For sure he’s sassy and and angry little kitty, but still he’s an incredible player, he’s extremely passionate about volleyball and he has a huge heart in that tiny body of his. After all, he’s the one in charge of training Lev…he deserves an award just for that

Originally posted by mairieuxs

5. Ukai Keishin. I have a gigantic soft sport for him, he’s a hard worker, he’s competitive, he’s determined and will literally die for his crows. Even if they truly manage to get on his every possible nerve, no one loves them as much as he does. Overall, every single thing Karasuno accomplished, they own it to him.(the fact that he’s a fine piece of pastry too it’s another story….or is it?)

Originally posted by enncshita

- bonus: of course my thoughts go to Narita and Kinoshita, to Konoha and Komi, to ALL Dateko, and to all the other secondary characters out there. You’re all amazing and we love you very much a lot. 

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Because I have a lot of opinions, strong opinions about this I gotta say something about Heathers I think is super important.
The relationship between JD and Veronica is super toxic, yes, but it’s not inherently abusive.
Abuse is a strong word and tumblr likes to throw it into every other sentence.
Not really realizing what it actually means.

Relationships can be toxic without being abusive
But abusive relationships are always toxic.

You see, I’m not gonna excuse JD’s behavior .
He’s killed three people (Yes, I’m including Heather in here) and tried to kill an entire school. He’s clearly mentally ill and got a very twisted world view.
As Veronica says they “convinced him life is war”.

But JD whilst being super toxic for Veronica, isn’t abusing her, not in the musical at least.

He seems to really love her, worship her as his goddess and put her above everything.
He is willed and does die for her.
He always only wants what he thinks is best for Veronica, despite that being morally wrong and one track minded.

What makes an relationship abusive is that the abuser actually does so on purpose. Either wanting to harm the victim , not caring for the victim or simply thinking they have to hurt they victim for whatever reason.
They are to a certain degree aware of what pain they cause to their victim and still continue doing so.
That’s what makes it abuse.

Now people can be abusive without being actively aware of this but even then their thoughts involve things like ‘hurting the victim because that’s the best for them’
They know to a point that they’re hurting their victim.

JD doesn’t realize what he is doing hurts Veronica. He does realize he is killing people, but he just doesn’t care much about them and thinks it’s the same for Veronica.
He’s truly heartbroken when he thinks she died and only wants to continue his plan as revenge for her death.
He is not aware at all that he’s the reason for her pain and only sees the school’s and student’s mistakes.
He truly believes that he’s helping Veronica.

That’s why in my opinion their relationship isn’t abusive, just very toxic.
Under other circumstances they might would be able to have a healthy relationship and Veronica might even be able to help JD with his problems.

However to end this, this is only my opinion and you’re allowed to disagree with me.
If you think JD knew he was hurting Veronica and was abusive then that’s okay!
I hope you can respect my take on their relationship too.

apparently people are still saying viktor is manipulative? okay, to those of you who know me, you’ll know that i have incredibly strong opinions about viktor nikiforov, and one such opinion is the opposite of this. well-meaning but clueless? yes. careless with other people’s feelings? absolutely. but manipulative? disagree. so, let’s do this. let’s talk about viktor.

the main argument for viktor being manipulative boils down to this: he uses ultimatums to get what he wants. arguable, because the first time we see him do something like this of his own volition (no, onsen on ice doesn’t count, that was yurio’s idea) is in the infamous carpark scene. this is cruel and painfully misguided, but i would not call it typically manipulative. not once does viktor try to trick yuuri into doing something viktor wants. the carpark scene is pretty straightforward in how it’s framed in the narrative: viktor doesn’t know how to be a coach. his main experience of coaching is from yakov. yakov is a big practitioner of tough love. viktor gives that method a try with yuuri. it does not work.

the other big “evidence” for manipulative viktor is episode 12. “aw, i really wanted to kiss a gold medal!” by this point, yuuri knows what to expect from viktor, but that doesn’t mean that viktor’s in the right to tease yuuri like this. still, it’s not like he’s out only for himself? every time viktor does something like this, he’s almost embarrassingly well-intentioned. usually he screws up, but it’s clear to me that he wants the best for yuuri—success, happiness, a long figure skating career, whatever—but yuuri’s wants and/or needs are often quite at odds with viktor’s.

this comes down to the biggest problem in their relationship: communication. neither viktor nor yuuri are people who talk about what’s on their mind in any cohesive terms. this is why the beach conversation in episode 4 is such a big deal. it’s one of the only moments in the show when they speak plainly to each other. every other time, viktor talks in pretty vagaries, and yuuri skirts around issues. it’s never addressed in canon, but imo one of yoi’s weaknesses is that it leaves a lot to the imagination, which is where we come in and fill the gaps with meta. and there is a lot of meta about how bad their communication is, so i won’t go into that here.

what i do want to get into is where the misconception that viktor is manipulative comes from. it’s been around since the first days of the fandom, back when we only had a few episodes and, for all intents and purposes, viktor’s actions did seem quite selfish. but this is the mastery of episode 10, and this is how yoi turns all this around: knowing that viktor has had yuuri at the forefront of his mind all this time, and that he essentially came to hasetsu on yuuri’s request (which is absolutely how viktor would see it), paints a very different picture. instead of the viktor who is manipulating yuuri with a sexy routine and threats to leave him, we now have viktor who is genuinely very attracted to yuuri, hasn’t really been so happy in anyone’s company since he was a kid, and is trying so damn hard to be the best coach possible. he’s just. not very good at it.

let’s come back to episode 12. viktor has ostensibly grown and learnt since the carpark scene, but now he’s back to his old tricks. i want to put this in the context of what’s just occurred, the very night before. “let’s end this.” viktor says yuuri is acting selfishly, and yuuri agrees. yuuri hasn’t consulted viktor about this decision, even though viktor is his coach and, y’know, boyfriend. (see also: bad communication skills.) it’s ultimately yuuri’s decision whether or not to retire, and it’s not something he’d ever need to ask permission for from viktor, but it’s also his onus to do it in a way so that he doesn’t hurt anyone he cares about. remember what viktor said? he thought yuuri needed him. they weren’t on the same page, and whatever yuuri’s decision was going to be, he definitely could’ve communicated it better.

because yuuri hasn’t communicated anything about why he wants to retire, it seems obvious to me that viktor would make the assumption that yuuri doesn’t really know himself why he wants to retire. that certainly comes across in the anime. his decision doesn’t come out of nowhere, but it’s never really explained as anything other than something that yuuri has decided, and that’s that. so perhaps viktor picks up on that, and he wants yuuri to know, it doesn’t need to be this way. if viktor had teased and prodded yuuri and yuuri still wanted to retire, he would’ve known that yuuri was certain. because that’s viktor’s way of communicating. he’s being selfish too, but in context, it makes perfect sense that he would.

he is in love, after all, and love makes fools of us all, or whatever.

that would’ve made a really good place to end this meta, but i want to say one other thing: i think it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of yuuri as pure and sweet and all that sort of thing that one can forget he’s a flawed character too. viktor did come off overbearing and, yes, maybe a little manipulative, before the episode 10 revelation, and yuuri is the protagonist, so it’s very easy to be biased towards him. i adore yuuri, but he’s impulsive, inconsiderate, and he is the one who screwed up with “let’s end this.” he set the tone for the rest of the interactions stemming from that decision. i’m not surprised that viktor would respond in kind.

anonymous asked:

Now that all the arising conflicts are rooting to real ciel, maybe next chapter we'll see how he handle them in a ruthless manner .. so ruthless that it'll make our ciel's ways more rational. I want to see that like really..

Hey Anon, but you know… We already know that Real!Ciel is ruthless?

And angry and creepy

So seeing more of this in the next chapters is a given, I mean…

…he’s already mocking his brother, even though they haven’t seen each other in 4 years.

Have a nice day Anon!


Hello! And I don’t think that’s symbolism, this is just one of the main differences between the twins that always was a part of all the 2CT hints.

…Though I suppose you can call it symbolism if you want. In my opinion, it was just the most subtle way that Yana found to make the readers think there could be two kids in all the flashbacks where we saw the two of them.

Thanks for passing by Anon!


Hello Anon! And the answer is yes, as I already explained here and here (second ask). 

I could see Lizzie taking our!Ciel’s side, fighting for him if she has to because it is necessary for her character development and for our!Ciel’s too! 

Besides, Real!Ciel is the one who was scared about having a strong wife…

whereas our!Ciel accepted it…

So I think this little moment of the Campania arc might be of use in the conflict to come (since it’s one of the reasons surely why Lizzie is in love with our!Ciel now) ! :3

Hope it helps, have a nice day Anon!

PS: you can read @skania‘s post on the matter, I agree completely with them!

What’s Bred in the Bone: Part II

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Jaal x Sara Ryder

A 600 year nap and a 2.5 million light-year journey to find out the answer: are humans and angara genetically compatible?

Rated M for strong language, some sexuality and violence. Alien-human pregnancy fic.

Spoilers for Jaal’s romance and loyalty mission, and end of game.

Part II of ??? Part I - Part III - Part IV

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anonymous asked:

And what makes you so sure, honestly? Like, besides the over the top photoshop theories, what makes you think he's not his baby? I know some of you talk about how Liam talks about bear vs how Louis talks about Freddie, but you need to realize that there's not a formula on how to talk about your kid, every parent is different! And my main question is: why the hell would they make him have a fake baby??? Do you really think Louis (and his family) would be cool and play along with that???

What makes me so sure? *cracks knuckles*

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Yes, I have a chronic illness.

No, you cannot tell me your medical opinion. 

No, I definitely DON’T care what your cousin’s brother’s wife’s landlord did to cure it. 

No, I don’t want to hear about your miracle cure.

No, you can’t ask me what medications I’m on.

No, I won’t stop taking my medications because you said I should. 

No, you can’t take/touch/play with my mobility aids or pain management tools. 

And yes, I am just strong enough to hit you.

stereophonic-aftershock  asked:

I'm currently going through your mha tag backwards, so I can watch as metas become more focused on Bakugou. Did he Bakugrow on you, by any chance?

TO ANSWER THIS PUN WITH A SERIOUS ANSWER…..

yes. specifically, i think he began to grow on me from this panel on.

when i started reading MHA, it was just before this story arc began. Bakugou was kidnapped, but the narrative story focus was mainly on Toshinori and the fact that he’s slowly getting weaker and weaker. 

to be honest, before this particular arc, i was only neutral towards Bakugou. when i first started reading it, i had no strong opinions of him otherwise, except that he was the rival character and i was interested in seeing how Horikoshi would handle that trope. but he was a little dick, so i didn’t particularly care for him.

i did really love Izuku and Toshinori’s relationship, tho.

but when Bakugou got captured, and Toshinori fought AFO, the narrative storylines between Izuku and Toshinori’s relationship and Bakugou’s growth began to cross. yes, the fight is ultimately Toshinori’s last fight, and it’s overall point in the narrative is to show that Toshinori can no longer be the Symbol of Peace. that Izuku would have to carry on his mantle after this. that Toshinori’s secret form is finally bared to the world.

but the fight and their relationship is undercut with scenes of Bakugou watching, wide eyed, worried, terrified, scared, sad, melancholy, contemplative… he emotes a lot during and after that fight. it was the first time we really saw some of these emotions coming from him. 

it’s one of the first few times we’ve ever seen him not be angry.

the fight signaled a close to Toshinori’s secret keeping. the world knows that he can no longer fight anymore, they know his true form. it put a close to one of the biggest narrative plot points in the series, and began to open another one.

which was Bakugou’s development. 

after the fight, we got several scenes of Toshinori and Izuku’s relationship. we had the Dad Might hug, we had the confrontation between Inko and Toshinori, we had a lot of scenes just focusing on that relationship. and, not just their relationship, but scenes focusing on putting a close to several plot points.

Toshinori no longer has to put so much effort into hiding his true form from society. Toshinori is proud of Izuku for not getting hurt. he’ll still teach Izuku. Inko is worried about Izuku’s health, and Izuku’s actions have consequences. Toshinori swears to help Izuku grow up and to protect him, even if it costs him his life. Inko told him that dying would do him no good, that Izuku needs him alive

these scenes are needed for both the characters and the audience, who have been worried about both Izuku and Toshinori’s health since early on in the manga. these are all plot points that need to be addressed and closed, because they’ve been building and building and building since volume 1.

but again, before the Midoriya encounter, we have a scene of Toshinori at Bakugou’s house. we have Bakugou calmly asking All Might what his relationship with Izuku is. and then we have him quietly saying “thank you” to All Might for saving him. 

the same kid who refused to say “thank you” to Izuku in chapter one.

when i first started reading the manga, i was ALL about Dad Might, 100%. but then we got a whole arc dedicated to that relationship, and underneath it all was the growth of another character: Bakugou. and then, with each chapter and arc after, Bakugou got more and more focus on his growth. on how he’s worried about Toshinori, about how he cheered up the class and gave Kirishima the money he used on the rescue mission; we even have a chapter about Kaminari defending Bakugou’s character. 

it was little things that built up over several months, and the more and more he grew, the more and more i began to like him. 

again, i started out not particularly caring for his character. he did kinda grow on me a bit when he said Uraraka wasn’t fragile, but that was kinda it. but everything after the fight with AFO just kept showing me more and more of his growth.

he’s a character that kinda snuck up on me. i just happened to read the manga at the perfect time for this whole thing to develop. again, i started out all about Dad Might, and didn’t really care that  much for Bakugou. but then we had an arc that was basically a transition of focus from one character/relationship to another: from Dad Might to Bakugou. looking back, it’s kinda funny how similar that narrative transition is to how i slowly went from one to the other myself. 

of course, since that arc is the reason i switched from Dad Might to Bakugou, it’s not exactly a coincidence, haha.

but anyway, to answer your question: yes, Bakugou did Bakugrow on me. rather unexpectedly from my perspective, but very deliberately on Horikoshi’s part, considering how he set this all up. 

he went from a character i didn’t particularly care for to my favorite in the whole series. god, Horikoshi is such a great writer.

(i love my tiny, precious, angry pomeranian son)

I HAVE A STORY TUMBLR

(this is long and I don’t want to put it under a cut xoxo) 

So around Thanksgiving time, I was at work and we get a call from the teen room and Mary asks me if I knew anything about Divergent.

“Yeah, I read the whole trilogy,” I say and think hated it but def read it. 

Ok,” she says, “I’m going to send someone over to talk to you.”

Shit, I think, and begin prepping for a Conversation With Someone Who Likes Divergent. 

(side note: i am very good at talking about books i do not like with people who loved them and they never get any inkling I did not like them. I’m very good at it.) 

So, this older gentleman comes into the children’s room. Cheerful looking guy, probably in his fifties or sixties. He explains that he really loved the movies and after the news about them ditching the last movie he was wondering if it was possible to read Allegiant but just start at the point where the last movie stopped. 

I admitted I hadn’t seen any of the movies but I could tell him about how the book ended and we could see if the movie would have taken the same direction? 

So we chat about Divergent for a while.

(Now, note, I am wearing a Kylo Ren shirt because my wardrobe is still mainly t-shirts and my god it is hard to dress in Business Casual when the library technically does not enforce a dress code)

He asks if I’m a Star Wars fan. I, being a twenty-three year old girl, obsessed with Star Wars who also has many Strong Opinions about Star Wars, immediately tense up. I don’t like talking about Star Wars with guys because, in general, they’re condescending in some way or just have Terrible Opinions. I’m also immediately put on edge because this is an older guy so… i’m pretty much expecting condescension. 

I say yes. He LIGHTS UP. L I G H T S U P. Asks me if I read the books, which books have I read, am I excited for Rogue One, did I like TFA, AND ON AND ON.

We talk about Star Wars for about thirty minutes before he leaves. Twenty-minutes later he COMES BACK. He forgot to tell me something and also have I read Catalyst because he’s reading it now and oh! my! god! and also I have got to read Life Debt because it is amazing and the pieces are falling into place and the picture is getting bigger. 

He’s so excited. He’s talking about the EU (he’s read like! all of it!) and just INCANDESCENT. I’m so excited because oh my god I never get to talk Star Wars with someone who just wants to GUSH ABOUT HOW GREAT STAR WARS IS. 

So he leaves. A few weeks pass and I have off-desk time and one of my coworkers swings in and is like ‘there’s someone to see you?’

what. i think. why. 

IT’S MY STAR WARS FRIEND. (I’m Terrible With Names and I’m like 80% his name is Harold but oh my god guys I don’t know) 

He asks if I’ve gotten to Catalyst. I say ‘oh my god no but i bought it literally THE SECOND YOU LEFT’ 

We talk about Star Wars. He GIVES ME a copy of Life Debt (!!!) and says that the library has been so good to him and honestly i have to read this and i’m very (!!!!) 

A week or so later one of my coworkers says that someone stopped by and asked for me but I was off somewhere and he told them not to disturb me and I was like ‘oh! my star wars friend. we talk about star wars.’ He stops by later that day to ask when I was seeing Rogue One. (”Friday morning!” “I’m seeing it Sunday!”) We talk Rey theories. He’s got a bunch of theories that tie her to Luke and I was very “ehhhh idk i think it would be cool if she wasn’t related” and he was like “oh man ABSOLUTELY” which :) He asks if I’ve read other sci-fi books and I tell him that I mostly read high fantasy but I’ve been trying to get more sci-fi because i want to write one. He comments that he stopped in to put the last book of the Old Man’s War on hold and I tell him that i JUST put the first one on hold, to which he shakes my hand and says “Oh man we really are friends.” 

So I see Rogue One and one of the first things I think is “Oh my god I can’t wait until he drops by again and we talk about this” 

So he stopped by today and just, this man loves Star Wars so much guys and it’s just so amazing to talk to him about it because he knows SO MUCH about it. 

“I’ve been a fan since the 70s when all there was was only, you know, zines and magazines,” he said today. 
“Gosh, I’ve been a fan since i was 3. Star Wars has just always been there,” I reply.
“That’s so great!!” he says. 

He tells me a Snoke theory he has (it’s good). We talk about how AMAZING Rogue One was. I tell him there’s going to be a Jyn Erso YA book coming out and he got SO EXCITED because he didn’t know. HE’S SO EXCITED. We talk about other things, he guesses my age straight on and then talks about how proud he is that I already have my Master’s and how great it is that I got a job there. 

“This library has been really good to me this year,” he says. “It’s a great place and I met you!” 

We chat about other sci fi books and he’s like “Make me a list. Make me a list I need to know what you’ve read.” 

I talk about how much I love Kylo Ren, immediately feeling nervous because the goddamn internet has conditioned me to now feel anxious admitting how much I love Kylo Ren but he is TOTALLY WITH ME and agrees that the TFA cast are some of the best written characters in anything and oh my god the ending of TFA with the chasm!!! 

So anyway I’ve made a new best friend and he’s an older guy who Loves Star Wars. 

Fairly Attractive Couple

Apparently I had been pretty distracted by the concert last night, because I didn’t realize how much Joe had been snapchatting.

But now, as I watched his story back, I saw just how often he had captured either moments of me singing along to the music, or the two of us.

I smiled as I went through the story, the memories of the night prior still fresh in my mind.

It had been nice going out with him, and not worrying about being caught. We were still keeping our relationship private, and so we didn’t get to go out often together as a couple. But last night, in the darkness of the concert, and in the mix of the crowd, it hadn’t mattered.

The last snap comes up on the story, and I stared at it in surprise.

I remembered the moment, the kiss was unexpected and pleasant, but I did not remember Joe capturing it.

And as the story came to an end, I realized that Joe had posted that on his story. Which meant that everyone and anyone could see it.


Switching over to Twitter quickly, it only takes me moments to find the various tweets sent out about us.

And I’m pleasantly surprised.

Because no one knows about Joe and I, and we had both done a good job at keeping me out of the public eye as well, but everyone so far seemed to enjoy us together.

I smiled as I read the comments complimenting me on how cute I was, and how happy Joe looked. I scrolled a little while longer, laughing as people tried to figure out who I was, but none of them were successful. So far.

“Y/N?” I heard my boyfriend’s voice call up to me, and I toss the phone onto the bed beside me as he appears at the door, smiling softly at me. “Hello, gorgeous.”

“Hello, handsome.”

“So I may have messed up.”

“By outing us on snapchat?” I ask as he sits on the bed beside me, moving an arm around me. “I already know. You did post it on your story.”

“I meant to just save it, not post it.” Joe admitted sheepishly, pulling my legs onto his lap.

“Well, it’s out there now.”

“Sorry.”

“It’s fine.” I shrug, leaning against him, “Besides, no one’s actually figured out who I am yet.”

“I noticed that,” He laughs. “Although they already have strong opinions on us.”

“They’re happy you’re happy.”

“And because you’re cute.”

“I am pretty cute, aren’t I?” I tilt my head back, grinning up at him.

“And modest too,” Joe scoffs. “But yes, you are pretty cute.”

“Goes well with your handsomeness.”

“Oh look at that, together we make a fairly attractive couple!”

“Fairly?” I wrinkle my nose, “I think we make a very attractive couple.”

“Alright. You win.” He laughs, kissing my temple softly.

“And Joe?” I question as I settle back against him.

“Hm?”

“Next time, check what you’re posting on snapchat before you do it.”

“It was an accident!”

To celebrate our fête nationale, here’s some info about Québec.

A French guy named Samuel de Champlain “discovered” Québec (the province) and founded Québec (the city), not taking into account the people already living there. But since they were brown and had no guns, they weren’t really people, were they? It caused some friction between the settlers and the native clans. 

Originally posted by playparty

Sadly, the native population got pretty much exterminated through the decades, because that’s how colonialism works. =_=

There’s been a lot of friction between the French settlers and the English settlers over territories and religion, yadda yadda yadda, I wasn’t really listening in 4th year History class I was busy drawing, what you need to know is that the province changed a lot over the treaties. (Look how South we got!)

And one of the things that happened when Québec finally lost to the English, is that the English tried to assimilate the language and make them switch from Catholicism to Protestantism. But it never really caught on, and in the end, Canada accepted that the people living in Québec were different from the rest since, you know, they have a different history, language, religion and culture. 

Fun fact, for 200 years or so, the France kinda forgot to take care of their pet colony and let them alone in North-America, so while the language in European France changed, the one in Québec didn’t really, and we speak with an accent and vocabulary closer to Louix XIV than them. So yeah, “Le roé, c’est moé”


(sorry for the epilepsy warning, but this gif is too good to pass)

Originally posted by mordioux


There is a very delicate political debate about separation (Canadian government is no angel either) and two referendums happened, that ended in defeat for the Separatist party. I remember the last one, in 1995, and the endless political adds with simply “YES” or “NO” on them. The bad part is that it’s been proven, decades later, that the Canadian government interfered, using federal money, but you can’t turn back time and redo or undo the election. Since the results were 50,58% against 49,42%, you can imagine how History would have changed if no one had interfered… Americans can understand this, right?


Originally posted by bradgeek

(Personally, I don’t really have an opinion about separation anymore. Right now our politicians suck and no one is ready to actually lead a country. We would appreciate if today’s elected officials would forget this nationalist idea and just get with current problems.)

We celebrate the St-Jean Baptiste (St-John the Baptist) on June 24 as our national holiday (and yes, it’s national and not provincial). It’s a very politically charged holiday, where the French language is used as a tool of remembrance, identity, art and sometimes, as a weapon. (Because of pretty strong xenophobia against English-speaking people who’ve lived here all their lives… god.)

Originally posted by miraculousgifsbug


But, on the other hand..

I love living here. Moving to Montréal, thirty years ago, was the best gift my parents could have given me (and my yet-unborn siblings). This is a place where I could grow up as a woman, as a brown person, as a bisexual person, as an artist and a loudmouthed activist with opinions. Yeah, sure, nothing is perfect, there’s still lots of racism and even worse things, in the big city and elsewhere, but I still consider myself lucky to live here. I love this place and I’m gonna work hard to make it better for me and tomorrow’s kids, even if I have to indoctrinate an entire generation with my diverse books and animated series.

Also, it’s an opportunity to drink. I raise my glass to this messed up, complicated piece of land and weird people who helped me become the messed up and complicated woman I am now. 

Originally posted by billyintheback

Arya Stark: Extrovert or Introvert?

SUBMITTED  by  saintmichaelthearchangel

There has been alot of discussion over whether or not Arya Stark is an ‘extrovert’ or ‘introvert’. Most people, and rightly so bring up the fact Arya (at least in the books) has many friends, loves the company of others and is rather social. However, that does not mean she is an extrovert, or to be specific: an ESFP / ESTP / ENFP, etc. She’s an ISFP to the bone.
Here are some things it’s important to keep in mind when discussing Arya’s type:

ISFP’s can be very social

As Introverted Feeling is well, introverted it doesn’t shine to the surface and become visible to the world as much as the secondary function, Extrovered Sensing does. Se could very well mean sensory pleasures, and that means making friends. You use your top two functions quite regularly in life, and that is definately true for Arya Stark. So when an ISFP is being social= it’s valuing the encounter (Fi) + enjoying the experience (Se).

The ‘E’ or 'I’ is not measured by how social someone is.

MBTI uses the cognitive functions. Saying that 'someone must be an E cause they are social’ is one of the most irritating myths. It’s not true. If you have an E, it means that your dominant function is extroverted. It you have an I, it means your dominat function is introverted. There’s no tricks, that’s how it works.

Introverted Feeling (Fi, or IXFP) fits Arya the most. Strong personal morals and ethics? Absolute sense of identity? Preferring to talk about opinions, rather than express feelings? Yes, yes and yes. That’s Arya. Everything she does is dictated by her personal feelings, moral ethics and beliefs. Whether it’s saving someone, defending a person or killing them… Arya is shaped massively by her ethics.

The reason why she isn’t a Se-dom is because Arya, whilst does have her moments of impulse isn’t dictated or directed solely by them (in the books, there are plenty of moments where she hesitates and considers alternatives). She doesn’t simply act or kill for the sake of it, but does it because she has a very ethical and personal reason for wanting to.
She doesn’t hang out with Mycah cause playing with sticks is fun (Se). She hangs out with him because he is her friend, and she values him as a person (Fi).

ESFP: How do I see this situation, with my ethical beliefs? How can I act upon this?

ISFP: How do I feel about this situation? What is my sensory experience of the situation? Do I need to look deeper?

Arya’s 'seeing’ is clouded by her feelings. I think ESFP’s can be incredibly objective and sometimes even a bit detached, but ISFP’s would struggle with that because their Fi is too strong. With Arya, there is no intention about being cold and logical. She’s completely fine with being emotional and observant.

Jaime Lannister is a terrific example of an ESFP, or 'extrovert’

Jaime, like Arya has a strong sense of identity and belonging. Jaime is ridiculously action-driven: he’s always doing something, or wants to. Being a Se-dom / Ni-interior means he can look at situations and make sweeping observations- in the season finale, he tells Cersei quite frankly that they are going to die, either by Dany’s army or the Night King’s. He sees the situation for what it is- yet in the end, rides off North because of Fi- his pledge.

The difference between Arya & Jaime goes down to Ni (Introverted Intuition) / Te (Extroverted Thinking).

Arya uses Ni, although it’s a bit underdeveloped. She sees herself as a 'wolf’, sets herself goals, focuses alot on her wolf dreams, tries to find out peoples hidden motives (she’s distrustful about Cersei and Joffrey early on in the series). She looks deeper, then acts.

Jaime uses Te. He’s older than Arya, so he’s developed it quite a bit. Jaime sees the situation for what it is (Se) then said situation evokes feelings (Fi), then he acts upon those feelings and senses (Te). Jaime loves to act. He’s always doing something, when Joffrey is the first to choke during the Purple Wedding, he is one of the first to rush towards him. He volunteers to take Myrcella home, jumps into the bear pit to save Brienne, starts a fight with Eddard Stark. All Se / Te.

So with Arya & Jaime, we can contrast an ISFP & ESFP.

In conclusion

I hope I made it clear my feelings on Arya / MBTI. Please keep in mind 'extrovert’ means a completely different thing within MBTI, and consider the cognitive functions. I do think Arya is an ISFP, and there seems to many misconceptions about it.

anonymous asked:

Did the phandom really complain about how you portrayed characters? That's messed up. Art is art, it shouldn't be dictated by other people and I'm really sorry the phandom did that.

Yes lol. People got really upset i didnt make danny a depressive mean baby or make him uber powerful lol. In my opinion i rather have a character actually WORK to be strong, not just cause he was blasted more vs vlad. But yeah ima stop pbtbtbt