yes i have strong opinions on this

lesbianzoidberg  asked:

do you call them "vet nurses" in australia? here in the u.s. we have to use vet techician or animal health technician, something about the union of nurses saying we can't use their word even though we're their veterinary equivalent 😋

Yes they are vet nurses in Australia. I realize there are strong opinions on either side of the issue, but I believe vet nurses should be free to use the term, because they are nursing in a veterinary setting. This has been discussed here in more detail.

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

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. 

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

Me no gusta feminism

I used to be a feminist, back when I got into pro-life stuff and discovered pro-life feminists and their advocacy.

But, shortly after the birth of my first daughter, I decided to drop the label. It was months in the making, as the decision came about after being exposed to many issues I discovered within the movement.

Note that this is not any kind of attack on people who find that their use of the word “feminist” best describes and helps their cause. More power to you. But I am not you, and I have different ideals and standards when it comes to political movements. I am hoping that by sharing this – as terse as this will come off at times – feminists can get a better idea of why the whole world isn’t jumping onto the bandwagon.

Use it to improve your feminist work, to point out toxic behavior in fellow activists, think I am out of my mind and think I am wrong, whatever: I don’t care. I am just grateful that someone can listen patiently.

So what is up with my disapproval of feminism?:

1) Feminism is incoherent and unstable.

Look up the definition of feminism and you get the vague explanation of how it’s about women’s equal rights/welfare. Even in the earliest days, women activists had differing ideals concerning womanhood, equality, justice, and how to achieve it all. How you define fighting for women’s rights is all dependent on what you think is best for the gender. This can range from keeping them inside all day guarded by family to enforcing the independent working woman ideal.

“But that’s not REAL feminism!!!” is often cried out when these differing actions/opinions are pointed out, and it is a pointless accusation. Feminism is what you make of it! Literally anyone can be a feminist.

There is no central leader, only leaders of various, independent feminist groups big or small; there is no central manifesto, only early writings that may or may not be looked upon, and opinionated works of different feminist philosophers; and most importantly, every individual woman will have her own unique outlook to the welfare of her sex and for her own life.

I can’t get behind a mish mash of ideas. Nor can I pretend that I am speaking for ALL women when we are all so different from one another. I need something solid, sturdy, and with a strong, unshakable foundation. Feminism just doesn’t have that.

2) It has a shady past that I can’t get over: and yes, that includes the first/second wave feminists.

First wave: benefited largely upper class white women; anti-Catholic sentiments among some prominent figures; demanded equal rights but not equal responsibility (ex: getting the right to vote but not being required to sign up for the draft); some protesters WERE violent, if I remember correctly; they also played a large role in the medicalization of birth which involved smearing campaigns against midwives, sending many women to hospitals where they were treated terribly; this same smear campaign also lead to lower income women having difficulty affording prenatal care as the more affordable homebirth midwives were made illegal. Some also were apparently hypocritical even then, as is evidenced by the famous GK Chesterton quote: “It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.“

Second wave: Bought into the deliberate lies about mass deaths from “back alley abortions”; lied about Jane Roe and TO her in Roe vs Wade to legalize it; the lawyer downright calling Jane Roe white trash and ignorant; were convinced that they needed birth control to be dispensed everywhere, and didn’t seem to care very much that birth control had been tested on poor, POC women and that it would discriminate against women who wanted more than one or two kids/wanted to breastfeed while working; attacked religious faiths for “sexist practices” such as veiling and lied to women of faith about their religion to convince them to protest it; I could go on because I find out more all the time but I can stop.

third wave: I don’t even have to list here. Y’all know what I am talking about. While more religious/conservative feminists have popped up, they still buy into the myth of a patriarchy and many still talk over legitimate men’s issues, or even outright mock it. Or mock people who are more conservative/religiously devout. (Looking at you, New Wave Feminists :))) )

3) The members are dangerously guillable and buy into sexist/bigoted ideals far too easily.

A lot of this ties into the last point. Feminism easily falls for the latest so-called progressive ideals without thinking how it actually affects them and others in the following generations. (Thanks for the shitty state of women’s health care!) They do not thoroughly question anything, leading to blind acceptance of any misleading factoid that shows them how oppressed they are.

The biggest example of this, for me personally, is the outright acceptance of birth control. While some feminists are questioning it these days because of its adverse affects on women’s rights, health, and its sexist/racist undertones, many still try to tout it as some kind of Savior for Womankind. The health risks and social ramifications be damned: gimme my consequence free sex!!! Because men can get sex without pregnancy so this makes us “equal” somehow!!!

And then they try to make it sound like it’s the only way to space babies and allows women to work, but never considered other more natural options that don’t shut down our fertility and do a better job of respecting women’s rights (hint hint, NFP). And the ramifications of the hook up culture? Feminists demanded that women have the right to sleep around “just like men”, and then scrambled around to come up with overly-complicated consent etiquette when they realized women were being used and even raped.

4) No, feminism doesn’t care about men. It never did and it doesn’t have to!

Christina Hoff Summers is the closest I can think of a feminist who points out men’s issues, but I haven’t heard of her trying anything to change it either other than talking about it.

Things like circumcision, male abuse, male assault, workplace deaths, and more are brushed under the rug. Try and bring men’s issues to the table at your next feminist meeting, and see how far it takes you: and all without mentioning “toxic masculinity” or “it doesn’t happen as much with men as with women”.

There is nothing wrong with having a movement focused on only one part of the human race: but it is damning to use that label, focus only on one group of people, and then pretend you speak for ALL humans.

Feminism was never meant to be a human rights movement, only a women’s rights movement. There is no shame in that. Yet they continue to act as if its the end all be all of any advocacy group ever.

This may naturally lead into intersectional feminism, which jumps into other movements such as LGBTQ, childwelfare, etc. But it only shows how feminism MUST take a legit issue and twist it around to make it about women or the patriarchy. It’s ineffective and even back-peddles progress.

5) Feminism acts like it has the monopoly on women’s rights and that I owe it my “allegiance”.

It doesn’t. It never has. I am living proof of it. For the past three years since I have dropped the label, I am still passionate about how NFP can further women’s welfare in health and relationships, and beyond. It has even led me to issues such as birthing rights, issues of working mothers, and more!

But more importantly, it opened the door to issues faced by men, and children of both genders. I even gained a newer perspective on unique issues such as gender dysphoria and racism. When I took a step back and realized that the issues were just a shitty culture from the result of many different actions/people and not necessarily one power group, I gained a much more wholesome view of humanity and its downfalls. We’re in this together as a species!

Yet, I only learned all of this outside of feminism’s rose colored glasses. Leaving feminism freed me to truly understand all this. Maybe it was different for other women, but for me and others like me, it’s very enlightening.

6) There really isn’t a patriarchy. 

idk what to put here. I never felt the overbearingness of man push me down, and I’m not going to ignore my personal experience and that of my own female family members for the sake of an accepted theory of feminism. There are certainly sexist attitudes still hanging around, but hardly because of patriarchy (in fact, I would blame mainstream feminism for parts of that, see points #2 and #3). That, and this deadbeat patriarchy theory de-legitimizes the very real issues and their source problems that men face in society.

7) Much of feminism is inherently anti-Catholic.

Y’all know I am not perfect when it comes to being Catholic, but I would rather walk through the Amazon jungle barefoot than walk with a movement that has never liked nor respected the Church since its earliest developments in the early 20th Century. (This includes lowering the role and importance of Mother Mary because of her Perpetual Virginity being “offensive” to women. :))) )

Even with some Catholics saying they are feminist because of their beliefs, I know too well that being “feminist” is not a core tenet of Catholicism. That’s just an unnecessary add on. Not to mention, the Church has been very woman-friendly since, idk, the time of Jesus? So it’s not like throwing on a political label is really improving that.

(This doesn’t mean there aren’t issues to be discussed within the Church concerning womanhood in the past or present: only that I feel feminism is an intrusion that is unnecessary at best, and blinding to the mission of the Church at worse, and the mission being: spreading the Gospels to lost souls).

Also, there is no use ignoring that a grand majority of feminists today - as well as the loudest ones - simply support practices and ideals that go against Church Teaching. You can try and “take back feminism” if you wish, but it was never “ours” to begin with, nor will Catholicism improve this unbalanced movement by inserting rosaries and “girl power” saints.

Western women face legitimate issues in our society and I am all for tackling them!

We may not be “oppressed” as angry Anti-SJWs claim, but there is still so much improvement to be made. Things like childcare and work, abortion, healthcare, etc are hot topics for a reason. They affect ME and MY DAUGHTERS as much as any woman. I am going to be a part of the solution as much as I can be! I am sure that other active women, feminist or not, understand how I find these things important.

But I can not stand by a philosophy that is jumbled up, toxic, hypocritical, lacking sense, and downplaying or denying the very real issues that the other gender face. The majority are against my ideals/way of making things work and I don’t want any part of it.

Good has come from feminism in various ways but that doesn’t change that it has done plenty of bad that I am not comfortable with. And because it’s had issues from the very beginning, there really isn’t an “original” feminism that we can revert to: it’s always had problems and will continue to have them.

If you’re feminist then have fun with that, but I ask that you consider these points whenever you question people like me for not wanting to join in. Not all of us are hateful anti-feminist narks who think western women live life in a dreamland. We just don’t like many parts and histories of the feminist movement.

Thanks for taking the time to read, it really does mean a lot.

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.

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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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!”

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)

Do Your Worst (Draco X Harry)

Type: Fluff

Warnings: None

Summary: When Draco gets called in by Scorpius’ potions teacher, he gets a pleasant surprise when he finds out who it is

Word count: 885

Note: In this imagine, Harry never got together with Ginny, and Albus Potter doesn’t exist (I’m sorry okay don’t shoot me)


Requests are open!


Draco Malfoy never thought he’d be walking the stone corridors of Hogwarts School again. And yet there he was, expensive black Italian leather shoes making no noise on the silent stone corridors that lead to the potions classroom.

He’d been called in by a ‘Mr Potter’ to discuss his son’s progress in Potions that year, and fought back a wave of emotion at the sound of the name. He mustn’t let himself get his hopes up - the surname ‘Potter’ must be very common. He found himself, fist raised, about to knock on the door to the classroom he hadn’t entered in years.

Three sharp knocks echoed along the stone corridor.

“Come in.” called a voice from behind the door.

The door swung open, and Draco felt his breath catch in his throat, as he saw the mop of brown shaggy hair bent over some parchment. Cliche really, but he couldn’t help himself. He’d always had a curious liking for Potter, which was something he’d never admit to of course. After a few seconds, the professor looked up from his writing.

The exact same glittering green eyes met his from behind the same round glasses. A grin broke out across Harry’s face.

“Draco Malfoy?” he asked, though more as a statement that a question.

“Harry Potter?” Draco replied, much in the same manner.

Harry nodded as he gestured for Draco to take the seat opposite him, which he did, smoothing out a non existent crease in his crisp, black suit. There was a moment of awkward silence, until Potter took the inicitave to break it.

“So, how’ve things been for you Draco?” Harry asked, pushing his glasses up, something that Draco had always found oddly attractive.

“Nothing too interesting.” swallowed Draco, tugging at his tight collar. “Me and Astoria got divorced a while back, and Scorpius came to live with me. It can be difficult at times, but we manage. How about you, Potter? Met anyone special yet?”

“Nope, not unless you count my cat.” laughed Harry, watching as Draco managed to momentarily excited but still smoulderingly sexy at the same time.

The bastard.

“Anyway, you called me in to discuss Scorpius’ progress in Potions?” asked Draco, diverting the conversation away from personal matters.

“Yes, yes I did.” said Harry, running his fingers through his still disheveled hair. “Scorpius is doing exceptionally well in Potions classes, so much so that I think he finds lessons almost insultingly easy. I am of the opinion that he be moved up a year group for Potions classes, to challenge him further. I called you in merely to ask for your permission for this to go ahead. Do I have this permission?”

After a moment of silence, Harry repeated his question, snapping Draco out of his trance.

“Yes, yes of course you do.” muttered Draco, attention still elsewhere.

Merlin, Potter had aged well. He’d lost his skinny frame and filled out in muscle, with strong arms and a toned chest under his tight t-shirt.

“Do you want to come get a butterbeer at The Three Broomsticks with me?” blurted Draco, mentally slapping himself when he saw the surprised look on Potter’s face. He breathed an almost audible sigh of relief when Harry smiled.

“Of course Draco.”


*time skip*

“Draco…” Harry began awkwardly. They were far done with butterbeer and had moved on to firewhiskey some time ago, yet it didn’t make the initiation of this conversation any easier.

“I know what you’re going to ask Harry. You’re going to ask why I didn’t reveal your identity to Belatrix and the others all those years ago? Why I refused to let them torture you?” muttered Draco, allowing one strand of white blonde hair to stray into his eyes before brushing it out of the way.

“Yes, that was what I was intending to ask. You hated me Malfoy. Why save me?” asked Harry, downing the remains of his glass and setting it to one side, looking the blonde straight in the eye.

“You’ll probably think I’m rather an idiot after this, but I intend to say it anyway.” began Draco. “I’ve always liked you Potter, in more than just a friendly way. I suppose I tried to hide it, because then what would my father say? His only son, pureblood Malfoy, a fag? He would have disowned me. But I don’t really care about him any more, I just care about saying this to you, right now. I didn’t reveal who you were because how could I stand to torture the only thing I’d ever had in my life at that point that I truly loved? And now I’m aware that I’m just nervously babbling and-”

Harry cut Draco off by pressing one long, slim finger over his lips, the touch sending shivers through both of them.

“I’ve always had feelings for you too Draco.” laughed Harry. “I suppose we could have saved ourselves a lot of shit had we just admitted our feelings for each other.”

There was a moment of silence that quickly became uncomfortable, as Draco’s piercing dark eyes met Harry’s smouldering green ones.

“Harry, I’m going to kiss you now, because I honestly don’t think I can physically restrain myself.” breathed Draco.

“I’ve been waiting to hear those words for a decade Malfoy. Do your worst.”

#standwithsean

That comment section of “let’s talk” is honestly making me sick to my stomach. Sure, people can disagree with Jack. But telling him to kill himself? Really? You do not realize how much that can hurt an individual. Every single person makes mistakes. You cannot expect YouTubers to be absolutely free from hate & media all the time. Especially when they have this many people in their fan-base. Sure, some of the things Jack said were not perfect, but he’s a human being. He does not deserve to be bashed upon and told to kill himself for something as silly as this. Neither does Felix.

I feel so ashamed to be a part of this community after seeing how quickly a lot of you resorted to slinging toxic bullshit at Sean JUST for speaking his mind on a real world issue! Sean didn’t backstab anyone! It’s not backstabbing, or throwing someone under the bus when you hold them accountable for the choices they make! If you ask me, the real backstabbers here are YOU! Sean took pride in this community. He’s bragged about how you guys kept it a safe, friendly environment, and THIS is how you repay him!? If Sean made and uploaded a video, with a look of disappointment on his face, and says that he’s ashamed of us all, I wouldn’t blame him one bit! When is it gonna sink in for you that we’re ALL in this same life TOGETHER!? I’m so confused how Jack is “back-stabbing” Felix. He’s just giving an opinion, aren’t friends supposed to tell you when you screw up, so you don’t make the same mistake again? I feel like Jack is getting to much hate for this, and he might get really depressed because of what people say, and yes, you may not agree with Jack, but it’s not worth making him feel like garbage.

Jack, you are smart, we fucking appreciate you dude. You aren’t throwing him under the bus because you are simply stating your opinion. Felix is a good guy. We all agree. Please stay strong. We all have opinions and we are all allowed to talk about them. Just as long as you know what you are standing for and why you are standing for him.

#STANDWITHSEAN

#STANDWITHFELIX

ID #18312

Name: Melanie
Age: 19 (20 come this August)
Country: USA

My name is Melanie, and I currently live in the Chicagoland area! I am currently a college student pursuing a degree in musicology, with specifications in jazz. I do vocal performance, also, but am choosing to not actually include that in my degree (honestly, getting to auditions is just a total pain). I am indeed a huge, huge music person. It’s definitely one of my defining features; I collect shellac jazz records and archive them. My specialties are “vintage” jazz (1900s-1950s), rock n’ roll, classical, and alt. rock. I could talk about these things for hours. For the sake of others possibly being infuriated, if you’re an electronic, or metal fan I honestly may drive you up the wall.
I will disclaim now that I am a published author, but my book did not take off (to be fair, I was 17), and I will in fact try and put off anyone finding out the title for as long as I can manage! I say this all now as it always inevitably comes out, so likely fair to get it out now. That being said, I am also pursuing writing. I am a HUGE reader, so anyone who reads would be a major plus. My friend and I try to see who can read the most every summer. (She won last year, by the way. 35 books[!].) I love art, which I may like to use for a double major; I love animation. I am kind of a huge nerd; Sherlock, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Pokemon, and plenty more are kind of my thing. I love film, too; my favorite film makers are Woody Allen and Wes Anderson, hands down.
Love people with a sense of humor, adventure, and plenty more! I would prefer to be doing snail mail, just because *PLEASE READ* I love sending THINGS in my letters (i.e. I make mix CDs - yes, I really am a product of the 90s - pictures, bits of art, etc.), so keeping this in mind, also be prepared for LARGE letters. Hope to make some new friends!

Preferences: I unfortunately am only fluent in English; please keep this in mind. I would prefer to keep my pen pals between the ages of 18-27, but if you’re 15 and up and REALLY would like to chat, I am flattered and would be possibly open.
I am very leftist, so if you are on the right, we may do better apart. I have strong opinions; I do not want to upset anyone!
Last things, I am looking for some deeper conversations as well, so keep that in mind. I also have been struggling with depression for a very long time, so at this point in my life, I am trying to keep positive. I say this in the kindest way possible: I cannot be a therapist. I myself am trying to keep up, so if you feel that you’re looking for someone to vent to all the time, I really am not the person. I want everyone to have the experience they want!

anonymous asked:

Please don't call yourself a trans ally if you support/idolize Kate mckinnon. She is transmisogynistic. Please respect the impact the words of a gay celebrity has when she speaks hateful transphobic words. - I hope you understand that this is important. Signed, a transgendered person

First of all, of course I am a trans ally, and I’m not going to say that I’m not a trans ally because of my love for Kate McKinnon. Let me tell you that the skit she did some 10-20 years ago (not sure how long ago it was, but it was definitely before people knew political correctness for anyone in the LGBT community) was not her view points. It’s true that she acted in it, however she did not write it. And she got paid for it. Even if she happened to be transphobic back then, you better bet she isn’t now. People change when they learn new things. Also, this skit was on the LOGO channel, which literally is the LGBT channel.

It’s hard for me to believe that someone can be called transphobic from something they did in their past. Everyone has their flaws, even me, and even you, anon. Kate McKinnon’s ONE flaw has been acting in that skit. She is a beautiful soul who has since grown and learned and bettered herself.

So yes, I love Kate McKinnon with a strong passion. And yes, I am a trans ally. I have several trans friends and I am a part of the LGBT community, even if I’m not transgender.

You can call me transphobic if you’d like, but do not assume that Kate McKinnon is still transphobic, if she ever was in the first place.

Thanks for giving me this opportunity to tell everyone who has a similar opinion on Kate what is up.

I preferred Hillary Clinton to all candidates in 2016: primaries included.

HRC is a strong woman with a background that she built mostly herself. Yes, most of her public exposure was due to her husband, but her background was the same as his.

She has served as a criminal lawyer, as one of the most active FLOTUSes and FLOAs, a well-respected senator, and SecState.

Was she perfect? No, but mistakes she has made has made her learn. The more experienced you are, the more mistakes you have made.

The idea that Bernie Sanders would’ve won the presidency (which is probably another post in itself) is flawed because he lost against Hillary in his “own” party.



This shall help with your thinking

Surely I’m not the only one who finds it normal for a group of friends to start drifting out. Yes it can be sad but not unreal.

My personal experience is this: when I started high school I had two friends from elementary school that I continued hanging out with, one of them was in the same class as me and the other one was not. but we still went to each others houses and talked during breaks. the friend who wasn’t in the same class met new people from her class and after a while we all started hanging out. It was a group of 8 to 9 people. until we finished high school we were all going to parties, coffee dates and hang out in parks and we are all known to be a cheerful squad. Year after year however you could see how much closer you got with different people from the group and how further apart you got from others, whether it was common experiences, similar background or things that happened to you along the way that made you come together with another person and drift apart with someone else..it happens, people mature and change..so of course my 2 girls changed. I dropped my original friend, because she suddenly after 3 years couldn’t stop bitching how we don’t have any boys in our group and that we need to get more popular and started saying some mean things about some other girls, I just couldn’t relate anymore. Then came close to another girl from the group that loved tv shows, going to the cinema and rant about all the geeky stuff I loved as well. Now I still have these two girls as friends. I became maid of honor to the friend who was there from the start, but was in another class and the geeky friend is now expecting her first baby. The most weird thing is that after we finished high school, the summer before attenting Film School, I started hanging out with another girl from that group that I hadn’t really spent time to get to know back then individually, who now happens to be my best friend for almost 10 years!

Shit happens, people change, people move, new normals.

So yeah, for me what is happening in skam with the girl squad doesn’t surprise me a bit or find it unable to understand. It comes as natural af. Eva and Chris like to party and hook up with boys, Vilde is a follower and likes to always fit in. Sana and Noora on the other hand are not like that, they don’t find drinking and partying stimulating for their reasons. Both are teenagers, both sides have the right to what they like. If you add all these together it makes sense to drift a little apart. It also makes sense to still be a squad who has fun in school or after school, nothing too deep, as long of course as whoever you decide to hang out with respects you and who you are as a human.

(Fyi people tend to forget some things and repeat same mistakes, hell the whole human history teaches us that, so to ask from teenagers not to do it and be mad to them about it is far-fetched.)

chiara96koakuma  asked:

Do you think that people who enjoy surprises have strong Ne, since they like to see all the possibilities? Do you think there are cognitive functions who like or don't like surprises? Maybe ISTJ don't like them? I'm not sure. Do you have an opinion?

I think that would be a very smart conclusion. I guess it can also be a personal preference that can be found in any type but if we have to make a correlation, this is the one I’d go for, yes.

Maybe high Ni wouldn’t like surprises that much either, since they are constantly looking for patterns and likely-to-happen scenarios, a surprise might make them feel like they had been missing something. I think it happens to me. I also tried to use INFJ as an example:

INTJ: 1. Do you like surprises. 2. If you choose “no” is it because you think you were missing some hints?

INFJ: Where is the psycho clown?

INTJ: …What?

INFJ: Sorry. I hate negative surprises, just as anyone. I prefer to guess neutral surprises, that way I can work on my reactions beforehand. If people are showing off how they know something that I don’t I get super competitive. I want to see everything, connect everything and know everything. I hate forced stupid plot twists for that same reason. And I like reading all of the tropes of a show before watching it because it helps me see if they develop badly or not.

So, yes. I think high Ne users are more prone to liking surprises while high Ni (and maybe  high Si) tend to dislike them more. 

These asks are always interesting, thank you!

ID #18312

Name: Melanie
Age: 19 (20 come this August)
Country: USA

My name is Melanie, and I currently live in the Chicagoland area! I am currently a college student pursuing a degree in musicology, with specifications in jazz. I do vocal performance, also, but am choosing to not actually include that in my degree (honestly, getting to auditions is just a total pain). I am indeed a huge, huge music person. It’s definitely one of my defining features; I collect shellac jazz records and archive them. My specialties are “vintage” jazz (1900s-1950s), rock n’ roll, classical, and alt. rock. I could talk about these things for hours. For the sake of others possibly being infuriated, if you’re an electronic, or metal fan I honestly may drive you up the wall.
I will disclaim now that I am a published author, but my book did not take off (to be fair, I was 17), and I will in fact try and put off anyone finding out the title for as long as I can manage! I say this all now as it always inevitably comes out, so likely fair to get it out now. That being said, I am also pursuing writing. I am a HUGE reader, so anyone who reads would be a major plus. My friend and I try to see who can read the most every summer. (She won last year, by the way. 35 books[!].) I love art, which I may like to use for a double major; I love animation. I am kind of a huge nerd; Sherlock, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Pokemon, and plenty more are kind of my thing. I love film, too; my favorite film makers are Woody Allen and Wes Anderson, hands down.
Love people with a sense of humor, adventure, and plenty more! I would prefer to be doing snail mail, just because *PLEASE READ* I love sending THINGS in my letters (i.e. I make mix CDs - yes, I really am a product of the 90s - pictures, bits of art, etc.), so keeping this in mind, also be prepared for LARGE letters. Hope to make some new friends!

Preferences: I unfortunately am only fluent in English; please keep this in mind. I would prefer to keep my pen pals between the ages of 18-27, but if you’re 15 and up and REALLY would like to chat, I am flattered and would be possibly open.
I am very leftist, so if you are on the right, we may do better apart. I have strong opinions; I do not want to upset anyone!
Last things, I am looking for some deeper conversations as well, so keep that in mind. I also have been struggling with depression for a very long time, so at this point in my life, I am trying to keep positive. I say this in the kindest way possible: I cannot be a therapist. I myself am trying to keep up, so if you feel that you’re looking for someone to vent to all the time, I really am not the person. I want everyone to have the experience they want!