you are the most beautiful person on this list

Here is 10 things I tell my students on the first day of class about building yourself up into being a artist. This is starting point, not a all encompassing list. Hope you find it helpful!

1. Never stop experimenting. When you stop trying new things your style will get stagnant. Developing your style never has an stopping point, you’re going to continue learning and changing–that is a good thing.

2. Don’t draw to please a particular person or audience. It is tempting to draw something you think the person viewing it will like. It starts with drawing to please a friend/family member, then a teacher, and then a wider audience online or in person. However, consider drawing to please yourself first, an audience will follow in time and you will face a lot less burn out down the line. You’ll be hired for this, work you made out of something you liked crafting–not something you forced yourself to craft. Don’t make art that makes you miserable.

3. Learn the basics. Get good at anatomy (human and animal), perspective, creating depth, lighting, etc–then break the rules you’ve learned. Work, no matter how abstract, pushed, and pulled is always stronger when informed by a mastery of the basics.

4. Practice working in ways that do not hurt your hand. Learn to draw with a relaxed hand and draw in long strokes. Both of these methods help prevent issues with your hand, wrist, and arm. I’ve never gotten carpal tunnel, and I draw on a daily basis, because I have learned how to treat my hand well. Your hand is your tool, if you wear it out there isn’t a new one you can just pick up. The best treatment for any possible physical issues is prevention.

5. Learn how to draw without erasing. It is scary and it is tough no doubt! However the best way to become more confident is through not erasing. There is a medium for everyone to try this out, whether it is pen or non-erasing colored pencils. If you want to ease yourself into this method try out Pentel red lead, it erases a bit–but overall will always leave a mark with every stroke you make. The importance of this is learning to not be afraid of mistakes.

6. Draw from life, from reference photos, and from imagination. This trio is important, combining all three is usually how you build great drawing skills. Drawing from life gives you the ability to capture small details that you’ll remember to put in when drawing from a reference photo, drawing from refs will give you the practice you’ll need to handle whatever subject so that one day you can draw it from your own imagination–see how that works?

7. You’re art isn’t completely unique and that is okay. I can’t emphasis how many people I know who have gotten so hung up on being something totally unique that they burn out fast and never make work again. Now, considering how much art is in the world there is no way that what you create will be 100% unique to you. That is fine, your personality in your work is more of what makes something yours than a “style”.

8. Figure out your work’s personality. On that note finding the personality of your art is important as you go into trying to build your own place in the art world. The personality of a piece is a combination of style, subject, color, shapes, lines, and maybe most important themes (yes subject and themes are different). This combo is what makes your art special. At a loss for where to start figuring out your own personality? Compile a list of 10 artists you love. Why do you love them? Is it the shapes of one artist that speak to you, the line work of another is beautiful, the themes of a third make you feel inspired? Now take the 10 things you love about those 10 artists and start applying them to your own work. This isn’t about copying these artists, it is about the inspiration. That line work you love in another artist’s piece is gunna look different in yours for example. Those themes from another artist, well when you take them on your life might inform them in a opposite way. In time your inspired work will evolve into something that is your own.

9. Talent is nice, persistence is more important. Someone may be naturally talented in some areas of art, however someone who is persistent in their craft is so much more likely to succeed. Effort, continued growth, and practice will add up to so much more in the long run than just skating by on “talent”.

10. Be a good person. Treat others with respect, learn about social issues, don’t be a creep, and use your art to help people. And this might mean you craft a piece about an important issue that changes thousands of lives, or you might just be creating to help yourself get through the day. Both are important, after all you are a person too and you should always be trying to help and be kind to yourself.

dreamy asks
  • 1. what is your favourite plant?
  • 2. do you believe in aliens?
  • 3. name three artists ( musical or art ) that have inspired you or impacted you.
  • 4. who are your favourite people in the world?
  • 5. talk about your crush or someone you love.
  • 6. what is your favourite dog breed?
  • 7. write a short story or poem about what your favourite season feels like to you.
  • 8. what are your favourite names?
  • 9. do you enjoy reptiles as pets? why or why not?
  • 10. how does art or music make you feel?
  • 11. do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
  • 12. indoor gardens or outside gardens?
  • 13. do you like long hair or short hair?
  • 14. what is your favourite childhood memory?
  • 15. what is the dreamiest/most surreal thing that has ever happened to you?
  • 16. where do you feel time stop?
  • 17. what is your favourite breed of cat?
  • 18. are you pro freckle?
  • 19. what is your favourite thing right now?
  • 20. what is your hidden talent? (example: memory, double joints, etc. )
  • 21. what is the best dream you've ever had?
  • 22. are you a good plant owner?
  • 23. what is your favourite article of clothing?
  • 24. how many languages do you know?
  • 25. what is your dream vacation?
  • 26. do you believe in zodiacs/horoscopes?
  • 27. if you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  • 28. who is the most unproblematic person you know?
  • 29. do you know how beautiful you are?
  • 30. what is your favourite feeling?
  • 31. what is your favourite cold drink?
  • 32. what is your favourite hot drink?
  • 33. what has been the highlight of your week?
  • 34. who are your favourite tumblrs?
  • 35. what are your favourite sounds?
  • 36. what is your aesthetic of choice?
  • 37. if you could spend a day with anyone, who would it be?
  • 38. do you like anons? why or why not?
  • 39. what is the nicest thing someone has ever said about you?
  • 40. list the top five things you love about yourself or your life.
  • 41. have you ever seen the ocean?
do me a favor. take a look at your life; now get a pen or pencil and paper and write down the names of the most important people in your life. now make a list of all the things you love; from hot coffee to the smell of his cologne or her perfume as you lean in to hug him/her. do you see your name on either one of those lists? you should be the most important person in your life because at 2am when you’re breaking down, you’re all you’ve got. your name should be the first thing written on the list of things you love because you are bones that are made of stardust give you structure, your eyes, the colors of oceans and galaxies and planets, let you see the world and all its beauty, your mouth, with its perfect shape allows you to express your creative ideas and opinions, and your skin that shines in the sunlight allows you to not only touch another person’s skin, but to touch their souls.
Imagine Your OTP...
  • <p> <b>Person A:</b> This is a big ass teddy bear...<p/><b>Person B:</b> If you say yes next year's will be bigger...<p/><b>Person A:</b> You're serious?<p/><b>Person B:</b> You're the most beautiful little shit.<p/><b>Person C:</b> Jesus Christ...<p/><b>Person A:</b> What if I say no?<p/><b>Person B:</b> I'll fall into a ditch.<p/><b>Person A:</b> If we date I'll push you in a ditch.<p/><b>Person B:</b> As long as it's you I'll allow it.<p/><b>Person A:</b> Why do you want to date me?<p/><b>Person B:</b> I have a list of reasons I need you in my life, the main being both your inner and outer beauty always captives me.<p/><b>Person A:</b> I don't know if I should be flattered or intimated by the big words...<p/><b>Person B:</b> You also know all the words to High School Musical so we can go as Troy and Gabriella for Halloween.<p/><b>Person A:</b> Buy me Burger King and we binge watch Bob's Burgers tonight.<p/><b>Person B:</b> YES!<p/><b>Person C:</b> *coughs*<p/><b>Person B:</b> I mean yeah, cool, totally.<p/></p>

anonymous asked:

buck if the avengers were animals what animals would they be???? thank you

i assume you mean based on personality, and not which avengers have been turned into which animals lately.
what has happened to my life that that is even a question i have to ask??

anyway, steve would be a dog. everyone is right on the money on that one; hed be big, fluffy, loyal as hell, appetite the size of rhode island and love to play fetch. and also have the bite power to sever a mans hand if he was so inclined. you would trust him with a baby but also to eat the face off anyone who threatened that baby. well. maybe not EAT. he does have SOME standards. theoretically.

tony would be a raven. reputation associated with death, but personality of a class clown–likes pranks, messing with people, and trying new stuff. dedicated to family and intelligent as hell. chatty. tool user. did you know ravens can people-talk? if they couldnt, im sure tony would figure out how anyways.

nat would be a swan. beautiful, graceful, but at the top of the do-not-fuck-with list in most animals books. mates for life and more loyal than you would think, with a take no shit and no prisoners attitude. i have a healthy terror of swans, as does any sane human being.

clint would also be a dog, but not like steve. hed be one of those scrappy little terrier mutts that descend from a working breed that are supposed to do things like kill rats. just as loyal and smart and fun-loving as the big guys, but makes up for lack of size with pure tenacity. and so scruffy its cute.

bruce would be an elephant. smart and social, with strong emotional bonds, generally calm and compassionate, but never something you want to be standing in front of when it gets pissed. also really enjoys peanuts?

thor would be a lion. content to chill out most of the time, and more social than most cats, but also totally down to throw down on a moment’s notice. pretty smart but not somebody you ever wanna cross. majestic as anything. 

i would be a bear. likes a lot of food in large quantities, and i would love to sit in a river and let dinner fling itself into my mouth. asleep like half of the time. big and badass but generally pretty chill, and smarter than you might think. also a faster runner than you might expect (that’s not really about me, bears can just run at like 35 mph which is a thought to keep you up at night.) and if theres one thing everyone knows about bears, it is that you do not mess with what they are protecting.
also they are opposed to forest fires?? not sure what that has to do with anything, but i guess i can get behind it

Manon Blackbeak is awesome

I think a lot of people under appreciate Manon’s character.

First of all, she’s hot as fuck. Everyone that meets her describes her as being the most beautiful women or person they’ve ever seen. She’s even been told that her beauty could win her a king.

And she couldn’t care less. Her beauty couldn’t be more irrelevant to her. Not in a “appearances don’t matter to me” kind of way, in a “I just don’t care” kind of way.

She is also extremely loyal to her coven. Her thirteen are practically part of her. They’re so tight. If you hurt one of her thirteen, you will face the wrath of the rest of them. They’re sisters to the bone.

Not to mention men are on the bottom of her list of priorities (whether she’s straight or not). She doesn’t need a man, she’s got her thirteen and her wyvern. To her, there is absolutely no fucking reason a man should command or control her.

Let’s not forget how she protected Elide. Elide who was abused by her uncle. Manon came in, and took none of that shit. She protected Elide until she could give her the freedom she deserved.

Don’t forget about her and Abraxos. She could have had any of the wyvern’s, but she chose him because she saw something in him. She chose him, and she fixed him up and strengthened him until he became the underdog to watch. She made sure he could fly and fight just as well as all the other wyvern’s who didn’t have to go thru the same physical abuse and disintegration as him.

She saved Dorian’s life. She warned Aelin he was still there, beneath the Valg’s enslavement. She didn’t have to, but she did. She saved Dorian.

There is so much more to talk about, not to mention how totally badass she is.

Disney films that are *actually* underrated

Treasure Plant

If you already know me, you could probably guess that this would be on the list considering I never shut up about it.

This film flopped at the box office, but I’m honestly not sure why? It has absolutely gorgeous animation. Like, they could have gone with a palette of grays and blues like most scifi films do, but Treasure Planet actually has a large color palette, especially when it comes to the scenery. It shows off all the beautiful colors of space instead of making everything chrome against a dark backdrop. There are likable characters, including a an anti-hero, disabled pirate, a female Naval Captain that’s a total no-nonsense badass, and a sulky teenager. Arguably one of the darkest films Disney has done in the last twenty years. Disabled main character with only one eye, one arm, and one leg. Literally all of the character designs are gorgeous. The plot is a little boring at times, but it’s fairly easy to get lost in the world that’s been created.

Plus, we get visuals like this!

Brother Bear

Brother Bear was another box office flop but this one also had rather negative reviews. The early 2000′s was not kind to Disney animation. 

Yes, it does have a transformation plot, which I know is kind of iffy depending on the person, but overall it’s a great film. The music is amazing, bless Phil Collins signing onto another Disney project. The characters are great, I don’t think there were any I didn’t like except maybe the moose (because as an adult I don’t find them as funny as I did as a child, but I don’t really dislike them either). The relationship between the brothers was amazingly done. Usually when people want to talk about animated sibling relationships, they mention Lilo and Stitch, which is also great, but I really like how the brothers interact in Brother bear. They’re all closer in age (which is like my sister and me, so I can connect with it more), and I think that worked well when they added in the anger and grief and self-blame in the story.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

There’s not really much I can say about this one, because truthfully I’ve only seen it a handful of times. Something about it kind of freaked me out as a child (I think it was that giant leviathan creature that attacked their submarine thing????), and I only recently found my old VHS player and haven’t had the time to watch it again.

Atlantis has it all. A beautiful world. Well-rounded, interesting characters. A romance that didn’t feel ridiculously forced. The voice talents of Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, and Leonard Nimoy. A balances of a more adult plotline, while still retaining a kid friendly atmosphere.

Unfortunately, it does lack some coherency in the plot, and because of it’s fast-paced nature, there isn’t a lot of time for character development. The creators also borrowed a lot of elements from the Ghibli film castle in the Sky, but ultimately it’s still a great film visually speaking.

(PS: it was hard to pick a screencap that shows how visually stunning this film is. So much blue.)

The Black Cauldron

Honestly, The Black Cauldron is one of my favorite Disney films, but I can recognize that it has a lot of problems story wise. As in, they tried to stick the contents of two full length novels into an 80 minute film. Yeah, it didn’t work. The characters are interesting, albeit under-developed, visually it’s very beautiful, and it has just the right amount of creepy to give 5 year old me nightmares as a child (the Horned King was a brilliant concept). The author of the book series the Chronicles of Prydain, which the film is based on, found the film enjoyable on its own, but admitted it didn’t follow the books well. It was also another box office flop, making $21.3 million in revenue, which was less than half of the budget to make the film. This is the film that Disney pretends they didn’t make and is frequently referred to as the “worst Disney film” however we all know that that right belongs to films like Home on the Range, Chicken Little, and Mars Needs Moms.

There is speculation that Disney has plans to make a live action series based on the original books, so fingers crossed!

Robin Hood

It’s underrated, but I can kind of tell why. Everyone already knows the story of Robin Hood, because there’s at least ten different films and TV series about the guy. He’s been on OUaT, and there was a parody movie with Cary Elwes!

The animation is, decent, but not great, but the budged was only 5 million, so??? Meaning that a lot of the characters action were redrawn from previous films such as The Jungle Book and Aristocats. However, this was pretty common in old Disney films because the animators were paid for shit and it’s not plagiarism if you’re ripping off yourself. It is a little sloppy though.

Either way, it’s still a decent film. The songs were fun and had a delightfully folk sound to them, if you’re into that! The characters are pretty cute, the story is straight forward, and there’s not actually anything to really dislike about the film. It’s just a silly comedy that has it’s ups and downs.

Dinosaur

I don’t even know what to say about this film other than it’s gorgeous and no one ever talks about it. Like, this is the first true Disney film that relies entirely on CGI. No Pixar involvement. Just Disney and CGI. This is the most successful film of 2000 and I’ve never heard people talk about it even though it has great characters, an interesting story, and great visuals.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

While I personally don’t believe Hunchback is all that underrated (I usually see it in just about every top 10 or 20 list), it’s still a great film that deserves more praise than it gets.

Hunchback is beautiful, inspiring, dark, has excellent morals, amazing characters amazing music.It’s basically the complete package of everything you could want in a Disney film and it’s enjoyable for all ages.

The only thing I didn’t like about this film was the gargoyles and it’s kind of implied that they’re more like imaginary friends instead of real creatures, so they get a pass.

anonymous asked:

hi! that fic rec list you wrote out was very thorough and i was wondering is you could add some more! i think what the fandom needs right now is a much good fic as possible.

I agree w you, doll!! and this fandom is blessedly full of good fics (seriously I’ve read a lot of fics from a lot of fandoms and I’ve never read as many beautiful ones as I have in the CS fandom) I was asked by @e98mh for a list w a lot of Captain Ducking so I’m gonna include as much of that as possible ~previous list~

Beyond the Horizon by @alexandralyman: Princess Emma’s ship is captured by the pirate Captain Killian Jones. She offers herself for ransom in place of her crew’s safety. It’s a beautifully written story. I’ve been following it for about two yrs now and boy has it been a wild ride. It’s a moderately slow burn and the payoff is spectacular. 212k words. Rated M. Another sinfully delightful fic by the same author is Between Heaven and Hell. An angel/demon AU, Emma’s the Angel, Hook’s the demon. Full of smut and forbidden romance. 113k words. Rated M.

I am mind boggled that I somehow left @this-too-too-sullied-flesh off the last list because I mean come on how to you have a fic rec list w out her? (smdh @ myself) The Next Wounded Soul: Killian, a sailor recovering from wounds received during the war against the Dark One, is aided by a noblewoman, who’s exact identity he is unaware of. A Captain Duckling fic full of slow burn, mutual pining goodness, bedsharing and foulmouthed princess Emma. 41k words. Rated E. Also of note, possibly my favoritest smut of all time, Theoretically: Let’s just put it this way, for Emma’s 30th birthday, Killian gives a gift that she will never forget. 36k Rated E.

Walking on Water by @msstarlight: Captain Duckling AU. Princess Emma, on her way to meet a powerful nobleman to help aid her kingdom in the ogre war, is kidnapped by…. you guessed it! pirate captain Killian Jones, set on avenging his brother’s death. Twisty and turny and the best kind of drama, that at one point, forces Killian to chose between vengeance and love. Ya wanna read it don’t ya? Some nice Captain Charming moments as well. An overall excellent fic. *side note: I wouldn’t say for certain that it was the first (I was horrible at clicking the follow button and would always have to go back and search for fics for new chaps lol) but it was definitely one of the first multi-chapter fics I started following for this pairing and it has a very special place in my heart. 138k words. Rated M.

Under the Crimson Flag by @a-fictional-life : Captain Ducking AU feat. an arguably bi Killian. Emma Swan disguises herself as a boy to escape upon the open seas but her ship crosses paths with Captain Hook’s. This is just like a really freaking good fic. I’ve read it multiple times and each time reading it is as good at the last. Family feels abound. 98k words. Rated M.

I’m gonna include some fics by @caprelloidea because by golly her writing is breathtaking. It’s captivating, her imagery lifelike, and I’m never disappointed after reading something of hers. Also, maybe an odd thing but I love her titles. Duodenary (the link to this is a stunning graphic of the story and the actual story link is attached to that but I just couldn’t not add the graphic link): A beautiful fairytale in which Killian finds himself in a place that’s existence allows for Neverland and its inhabitants’ immortality. There he meets a princess looking for help. 36k Rated M. Another notable mention Amaranthine: The most beautiful soulmates AU you shall ever read. 41k Rated M.

As You Wish by @gentlesleaze : A PRINCESS BRIDE AU, NEED I SAY MORE? Just as lovely as the film w Bonus drama. 38k Rated T. (The only fic not rated M/E on this list; idk what that says about my tastes…)

I just want to thank every person on the list for bringing such beautiful content to such a beautiful fandom. Shipping Captain Swan would not be the same w out you guys. ♥

Classic Who: Starter Pack/List of Recommended Stories

So, you love Doctor Who and want to see what the Classic series is all about. But, you know, it ran for 26 years and it’s fucking huge and just way too daunting, and something about missing episodes?? Help?? Never fear. 

The great thing about Doctor Who, especially Classic Who, is that watching it in order really isn’t that important. 

So, as far as I’m concerned, the best way to get into Classic Who is to sample a bit of each Doctor, and see what takes. And so here is my list of recommendations for each Doctor for those of you wanting to give this beautiful low budget sci-fi meme-factory masterpiece a try. 

  • Note 1: Classic Who is formatted differently to New Who. It’s made up of ‘serials’, which are storylines of anything from 2-10 episodes, 25 minutes each. Most are 4, but 2 and 6 parters are also common in some eras. So I’m recommending the serials, as opposed to episodes, obviously. 
  • Note 2: I want to express that this is my personal rec list, and what I think people will enjoy/enjoyed myself. I’m not claiming that these are definitely the best storylines or the ones people will enjoy most because Doctor Who is an incredibly subjective show, and deciding on ‘best’ storylines is so difficult. So, this list is fallible, probably, but I hope you like it anyway. 

These are listed, in chronological order, with serial title, then companions, and then any additional notes I have about the story. 

(Italicised serial title is my top rec for that era if you’re just looking for one of each, with the exception of The Unearthly Child because it’s the first one so just watch it, okay?)

First Doctor

  • An Unearthly Child (not the unaired pilot version, the proper first episode!! If Susan is drawing weird shit on paper you’re watching the wrong one) - Ian, Barbara and Susan - just episode 1 and first half of ep 2, once they leave the TARDIS you’re good to stop unless you want to keep going which is totally fair but it’s just a lot of cavemen grunting about fire really, though there is an interesting moment where the Doctor wants to kill a dude with a rock
  • The Aztecs - Ian, Barbara, and Susan - okay basically if you want the serious historical storyline go with this one, otherwise see The Romans
  • The Dalek Invasion of Earth - Ian, Barbara and Susan 
  • The Romans - Ian, Barbara, and Vicki (newly joined) - if you want the funny, very silly historical storyline, go with this one, otherwise, go Aztecs

Second Doctor

  • The Mind Robber - Zoe and Jamie
  • The War Games  - Zoe and Jamie (as a warning, it’s fucking 10 episodes long but really good if a little stretched out) - first naming of and appearance of Time Lords as a people, Two’s regeneration episode 

Third Doctor

Three’s era has way too many great serials so I’m just gonna let you pick from what you think sounds good. All of these feature the Brigadier to some capacity, too. 

  • Spearhead in Space - Liz (first appearance) - important for getting an idea of what the UNIT situation is, first Auton appearance, first episode following the regeneration
  • Inferno - Liz - it’s basically an “all the Doctors friends are evil!AU verse” story
  • Terror of the Autons - Jo (first appearance), first appearance of the Master
  • The Sea Devils - iconic Best Enemies serial (the sword fight!), has the Silurian’s “cousins” the Sea Devils, plus the actual Navy and lots of boats
  • The Three Doctors - Jo - MULTI DOCTOR, First and Second Doctor, first appearance of Omega
  • The Time Warrior - Sarah Jane (first appearance) - first Sontaran appearance, first naming of Gallifrey! 

Fourth Doctor

  • Genesis of the Daleks - Sarah Jane and Harry - first Davros appearance/Dalek origin stuff! TMA/TWF in Series 9 of New Who is basically a sequel to this story
  • Invasion of Time - Leela - set on Gallifrey with Time Lords and Sontarans
  • City of Death - Romana II (Time Lady companion!!) - centred around the Mona Lisa kinda 

Fifth Doctor

  • The Five Doctors - Tegan and Turlough - plus old companions, MULTI DOCTOR, first five doctors except Four
  • Caves of Androzani - Peri (newly joined) - very acclaimed story, Five’s regeneration episode, think Phantom of the Opera meets alien mining shit  

Sixth Doctor

I’ve not seen enough of his first season so this is my main rec, along with the whole Trial of a Time Lord season if you’re looking for more Six. 

  • Mark of the Rani - Peri - first appearance of the Rani (another renegade Time Lord, amoral scientist who was at school with the Doc and the Master, hates them both lmao), plus the Master, it’s a big messy school reunion set during the Industrial Revolution

Seventh Doctor

  • Remembrance of the Daleks - Ace - set at Coal Hill, Ace beats a Dalek up with a baseball bat, literally creating the “defining moment of awesome” trope because she’s that iconic
  • The Happiness Patrol - Ace - dystopia where unhappiness is illegal, the TARDIS gets painted pink

Eighth Doctor 

  • The 1996 movie - Grace - take the ‘half human’ thing with a grain of salt because Eight is a little shit and the Master was dealing with shifty information

And there we are!

If anyone gets through this list and wants to ask for additional recs, feel free to come into my inbox, I’m always up for helping others get into the joy that is Classic Who. 

Otherwise, sit back, strap in, and prepare to laugh at some questionable guest acting, stuffy Time Lords in stupid clothes, and of course the old/cheap special effects. And of course, enjoy, because the storylines are still solid as HELL and so are the main characters. 

Someone to Stay - AU

Previous chapters

Chapter 9

Claire tossed the newspaper aside, sighing in frustration.

Joe had stuffed the copy in her locker, attached to a Post-It with a question mark and a heart drawn on it. It was a daily gossip rag, featuring a picture snapped at the restaurant before Christmas. Jamie was featured at an angle, smiling at Claire, and then a smaller picture beneath that showing Claire’s face for all to see.

The article labeled Claire as Jamie’s new squeeze (God, who even used that word?) and included accurate details of her work and past. She guessed it wasn’t that hard to Google. She ran a hand through her curls, and with the other clutched at the chain around her neck until she touched the ruby ring, for comfort.

She felt her privacy had been invaded, obviously, but also that protective bubble they had formed around them, separate from Jamie Fraser the rock star. This was reality seeping in. It was relatively harmless, but still…

Claire sighed again. There was work to do.

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“I wish you didn’t have to go.”

The room was dark; a faraway streetlight cast a glow through the window so their features were faintly outlined. Jamie gave a brief laugh, and his hand never stopped tracing patterns on her back.

“I ken how ye feel. On the one hand, I would like nothing more than to stay wi’ ye. On the other, there’s the second thing l love most – music.”

“The second, huh?” Claire kissed his shoulder and snuggled in closer.

“The writing, composing, working with my mates… it’s such a part of who I am. I’m blessed many times over.”

Claire made a small noise of agreement and held him closer to her. There had been a couple more pictures Claire and Jamie walking around London. She had taken to wearing thick woolly scarves to wrap around the lower half of her face, obscuring most of it from view of the constant, clicking paparazzi.

Her flat and Jamie’s had become a sanctuary away from curious eyes who sometimes believed that because Jamie was a public figure, they were entitled to touch and scream at him. And that because Claire was dating him and therefore ‘hers’, she deserved vitriol and hatred.

Was he worth it too? The small inconveniences? Joe had had hospital security escort her as she left work. She plainly ignored the photographers who regularly camped outside her building. She refused to take calls from various morning shows who wanted to interview her or get her opinion on various celebrity topics. She got hate e-mail from spurious accounts and the occasional mean glare from random strange women.

Yes, she would do it all again in a heartbeat.

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“Call me when you land.” Claire swallowed against the lump in her throat as she gripped the front of his jacket.

“Ye ken I will, Sassenach.” Jamie wrapped his arms around her waist and rested his forehead against hers. “I’ll be back before ye notice. We’ll talk every day. We’ll both be busy as bees, and time will fly by. Dinna fash, alright?” He bent his mouth to hers and lost themselves in each other, ignoring the blaring airport announcements and the racket of other passengers awaiting flights.

Claire held him tight, a small thread of fear weaving into her heart. She didn’t know why she felt so emotional, so clingy – she who was usually so practical and sensible. Perhaps because her heart understood how much it stood to lose if Jamie ever left for good.

Jamie gave her discreet pat on the bottom, making her laugh, and the somber mood was broken. He kissed her nose with a whispered I love you and shouldered his carry-on backpack. Claire crossed her arms, holding herself as he walked down the gangway. Jamie turned and waved, then marched around the corner out of sight. Until three weeks.

One minute down – 30,239 minutes to go.

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“What makes it go faster, Sassenach, is that I had many song lyrics written down. We’re here fine-tuning and coming up wi’ music to accompany them,” Jamie said, his face crystal clear on the screen.

“I’m glad,” Claire replied, sipping her coffee one-handed as she held her phone to video chat with him; she was still in her robe and pajamas, enjoying a rare morning off from the hospital. “What else have you been doing?”

“No’ much. We’ve been out to dinner a few times, me and the lads, and yer friend Geillis and Rupert are really something, let me tell ye.” Jamie wrinkled his nose and laughed.

“I hear that too. She’s been texting me a lot the past week.” Geillis had been thrilled to be in the same city with Rupert for once, and both had been out and about frequently. Rupert was not as high profile as Jamie, so reporters and paparazzi seemed to leave them alone. Geillis had, however, been discussing Claire’s new public persona frequently via phone, asking her how she felt about it and offering much-needed reassurance.

“And ye, mo nighean donn?”

“Work. Study. Work. Study. Medical school is hard, but I love it,” Claire said happily, nestling into the corner of her couch. “I’m preparing for my next class this afternoon, and I have a lot of notes to go through.”

“Then I won’t keep ye. It’s good to see ye, hear yer voice. I miss ye. We’ll talk tonight, aye?” Jamie grabbed his own phone and seemed to be walking down a corridor. Claire recognized it from pictures as the recording studio.

“Of course. I look forward to it.” Claire smiled coyly and drew a finger down the edge of her robe, past the ring on its chain, following it with the camera on her phone until she heard Jamie gasp.

“So do I, Sassenach,” he growled as Claire pulled the phone up and blew him a kiss goodbye.

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Claire was focused at the hospital that weekend, intent on helping out an immigrant family whose child had been admitted with a fever. They spoke little English, and Claire had made it her personal mission to help them navigate A&E and support them through this uncertain time.

She was nervous about an upcoming test in her biochemistry class, wanting to do well and prove herself to her professors. She was scheduling study time between her work hours and days off, even using her break time to peruse her textbooks and notes frequently.

So Claire didn’t notice the looks and whispers some of the other staff were giving her, particularly the female nurses. No one had spoken to her directly about any problem or incident, so she ignored it for the most part. Until Dr. Abernathy approached her at the end of her shift.

She wound around her neck a beautiful blue, red, and green tartan scarf; a gift from Jenny in Fraser colors. She was about to step outside when Joe called out.

“Lady Jane? Do you have a minute?”

“Sure,” Claire said, confused. “Is it a patient? Should I change again?”

“No, it’s—personal. Please, LJ, come with me.”

Claire was instantly alert, sensing tension in Joe’s tone. Perhaps she had made a mistake in one of her charts. She started going through a mental list of her patients and their care as she strode briskly next to Joe down the hall to his small office.

Dr. Abernathy let her in first and shut the door firmly behind him and sat in his swivel chair, facing Claire. She sat down herself and gripped her purse, still confused as to what was so urgent.

“Claire, I asked the staff not to mention anything since I overheard the talk in the hospital lounge, because I thought it would upset you,” he began.

“Upset me? About what?”

“I suppose you haven’t seen it. I’m sorry, Lady Jane.” Joe sighed.

Claire exhaled in a huff. “Joe, I don’t understand it. Seen what? All this drama—”

Dr. Abernathy reached into a drawer and pulled out a folded newspaper. He flattened it out with the briefest hesitation on the desktop so Claire could read it.

Jamie Fraser, lead singer of The Clan, caught in secret rendez-vous with famous French pop star Annalise de Marillac.

Open Letter To The Community

So recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts circulating of other members of the community saying things along the lines us “I’m not nearly as good looking as everyone else in the community” or “Compared to everyone else around here, I look ugly”.  I’ve also even had some people who have told me this directly in conversation, that they felt not good enough to be here, not attractive enough, or they just doubt themselves and feel intimidated to talk to people because of that.

Loves,

ALL of us are here for ONE reason, a SINGLE reason we all know and have in common.

We all like tickling.  

Whether it be sexual or not, whether you consider it a fetish, kink, or just an interest/love, we are all here because we all love the same thing.  So we are all basically a community of nerds who made blogs so we can reach out and connect with others who feel the same way!  No one is better than anyone else, there’s no popularity system happening, there’s no cliques, we are literally all just a bunch of geeks who wanted to find a place to express their love for this thing we all love.

This community NEEDS you, ALL of you!  We are filled with people of all shapes, sizes, colors, sexualities, personalities, races, religions, mental illnesses….the list is endless, but we are such a beautiful place of acceptance for all of those things I’ve listed, and more and thats literally one of my favorite things about this place.  No matter what you look like, no matter how annoying you might think you are, there’s always a friend or a group of friends here that you click with because we are all such an amazingly accepting crowd.  

This community would most certainly not be at all what it is without all of you guys, its members.  Because all of us are so different, it makes it so much easier and fun when all of us come together and connect with each other here.  The fact that you look different or act different than other blogs is perfect and so more than welcome, and you’re what makes this community such an incredible place to be in. 

So please my lovelies, stop self-deprecating because you may not feel good enough to be here, or as good as another blog, but you so ARE and I WANT you here because seeing all of your little reblogs, posts, likes, and stuff make me so happy.  You MORE than deserve to be here because you’re you, you’re beautiful, you ARE good enough, and most importantly you’re unique, which is what makes this community so amazing to be a part of.  I’m honestly so honored to be a part of this family with each and every one of you here.  

-Abs xoxo

The boys finding out their s/o can get easily overwhelm with affection and will hide their face in their hands because they’re blushing so much mainly because they’re not used to getting affection before? Please and thank you!

Sorry for the wait! I hope you like it!

Korekiyo Shinguuji

  • His hand reaches to hold yours
  • And gets smacked out of the way when yours flies up to cover your face!
  • It puzzles him
  • None of his past lovers have ever reacted like this to hand holding…
  • You tell him it’s nothing - you just aren’t used to affection, which causes you to react this way
  • His initial reaction is slight sadness
  • What was he doing wrong?
  • His beautiful s/o isn’t used to feeling loved?
  • That won’t do.
  • He must fix this.
  • Shinguuji decides to hold your hand and show you affection as much as possible
  • He shows up to dates with red roses
  • Compliments you every chance he gets
  • You still blush every now and then - and he thinks it’s adorable
  • You’re his lovable s/o, after all!

Rantarou Amami

  • He first realises when you’re sitting on the couch together and he goes in for a peck on the cheek
  • Your phone nearly flies out of your hands!
  • Amami what are you doing!!!!?
  • “S/o…? Did I hurt you?”
  • You say to him that you’re not too used to affection, it’s definitely not his fault, and that it’s really nothing to worry about
  • He’s not worried, but…
  • He still makes a mental note to try harder.
  • Aside from that, he thinks it’s really cute when you cover your face out of shyness
  • He finds you even more adorable when you blush
  • He gives you cute nicknames to match how cute you look when he shows you affection!
  • Hugs become a lot more frequent in the relationship
  • “I hope I make you feel loved, s/o. You really are important to me.”

Ouma Kokichi

  • The grin on his face when he sees you blush after he’d kissed your cheek
  • “The Supreme Ruler’s mere presence is enough to bring anyone to a blushing mess!”
  • You giggle at his joke, but tell him that really isn’t it at all
  • Instead, the reason for your blushing is that affection isn’t something you’re used to
  • He still teases you - it’s pretty adorable seeing your face go all red the way it does
  • He’s actually pretty surprised - you’re the most incredible partner in the world
  • How could you not be used to affection at this point
  • You tell him it’s because you hadn’t received it often in the past.
  • Oh.
  • On the inside, he’s pained
  • He’s angry at your past lovers - how hard is it to love your own partner?!
  • Especially when they’re as perfect as you?!
  • He holds you closer than usual
  • He reminds you of how dear and important you are to him
  • He loves you more than anything else in the world

Saihara Shuuichi

  • He finds out the first time he tells you he loves you
  • “…I love you so much, s/o.”
  • He’s blushing
  • You’re blushing
  • Both of you are blushing like crazy
  • You both share an internal monologue
  • “aaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA”
  • You’re so overwhelmed by his words that you can barely reply
  • You’re just blushing and staring at him like !!!!!!
  • And he’s staring back like !!!!!!!! waiting for your reply
  • You finally manage to tell him you love him back, a few moments later
  • You apologise - you weren’t used to hearing people say things like that to you!!
  • He can’t believe it
  • He promises that he’ll tell you he loves you every day if it helps!
  • But all that does is make you blush even more
  • And now he’s blushing back
  • Not again-!

Kaito Momota

  • "Surprise hug!!”
  • “OH GOD S/O ARE YOU OKAY WAS I TOO ROUGH WHY IS YOUR FACE RED I’M SO SORRY-”
  • He pries your hands away from your face to see if you’re alright
  • He’s concerned
  • It is red
  • That can’t be good!
  • Was his surprise hug too much of a surprise for his cute s/o?!
  • He’s sorry!!
  • You explain why you reacted that way to his hug
  • At least you’re not hurt…
  • He’s surprised someone like you hasn’t received much affection in their past
  • It’s fine, though,
  • It just means he’ll have to give you extra affection! 
  • And he’ll happily oblige!
  • Anything for his awesome s/o!

Kiibo

  • The boy is super confused
  • All he wanted was a cuddle!
  • He thought humans liked affection???
  • Was he doing it wrong????
  • Was his body too sharp??
  • “Why are you covering your face like that, s/o?!”
  • When you tell him he didn’t do anything wrong, he is so relieved
  • He understands now!
  • More than anything, he’s glad you’re not hurt or afraid of him
  • He does find it really cute whenever you blush or hide your face in your hands!
  • In fact, the blushing is contagious
  • Now both your faces go red whenever any of you show affection towards the other!

Gonta Gokuhara

  • “Gonta picked flowers for s/o!”
  • The alarms go off in your head
  • That’s!!!! So!!!! Sweet!!!!
  • You squeal a little bit and your face goes red, and your hands rush to cover it
  • Gonta is now worried!!
  • Gonta wants to know if s/o is okay!!!!
  • Faces aren’t supposed to be that red!!!!!
  • It must be the flowers! Gonta should call a doctor!-
  • You calm yourself down and assure him that it’s fine - you get like this when shown affection because you aren’t used to it
  • He’s shocked
  • It’s not very good that you aren’t used to affection - he’ll be sure to give you extra flowers from now on!
  • But he’s really glad you told him
  • And that he hadn’t accidentally hurt you!

Ryouma Hoshi

  • Much like Kiibo, he’s confused
  • Why are you covering your face like that..?
  • You remove your hands to show your blush
  • He admits, you do look rather cute
  • Then he learns the real reason why you’re reacting this way
  • He denies it
  • There’s no way you aren’t used to affection…
  • It makes no sense…
  • You’re so beautiful, kind, funny
  • The list goes on and on
  • Words couldn’t explain his love for you
  • He can’t imagine a world without you
  • He tries even harder than before from then on to make you feel like the most loved person on the planet!
bughead fam - get to know all!

it’s pretty simple! just list your name, where you’re from, and three simple facts about yourself. I’d really like to get to know you all! 

My name is Nicole and I’m from a small town in Ontario, Canada. My favourite colour is aquamarine or teal, my most listened to song right now is “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara, and I am currently enrolled in the Broadcasting Television and Communications Media program in college! 

Favorite Kaisoo moments : (Personal choice )

@stvnylnt  Here is the post I promised you :) The moments are a personal choice so some other shippes might not see them as important or evident but I consider ‘top’ moments. 

10) Just looking at you makes me happy 

The genuine instant happiness that spreads across Kyungsoo’s face from just looking at Jongin is so beautiful and so precious.  Jongin wasn’t doing anything to make him laugh, no funny face and as you can see, he wasn’t talking ( telling a joke or smthg) YET Kyungsoo smiles so widely when their eyes meet.  Just look at how happy he becomes when Jongin turns to him. Would you smile like that at someone you don’t genuinely like ? Also if you’ve noticed, Kyungsoo was intensely staring at Jongin even before he turned towards him. This moment is so precious.

9) I can’t keep my hands off of you 

This moment is just legendary. Look at how naturally Jongin holds Kyungsoo’s hand into his, caressed it and keep their hands intertwined for while, all while casually talking to the person next to him.  This moment is among the most suspicious Kaisoo moments I have ever seen. Friends just don’t do this. This such a couple thing, touching you for no reason just to feel you and be close to you. Look at how Kyungsoo instantly glances up straight to the camera, he looks a bit nervous to me, like he was worried or something which makes what’s going on even more credible. 

8) You are all I see

Similar moment 

The two moments are gold. Jongin seems to be always unable to keep his eyes of Kyungsoo, even when there is no reason for him to stare. I noticed how sometimes in group interviews, Jongin will often be looking in Kyungsoo’s general direction, he would glance at whosoever talking and then back to Ks ( mostly unconsciously) and  so on. In the second picture, it looks like suddenly during a live performance, Jongin decided to glance back ( which is something he rarely does, we all know how serious he is about delivering a perfect dance) and caught Kyungsoo’s eyes and the two remained looking at each other for few more seconds.  It feels to me like looking at each other, in some, reassure/calms Kaisoo, specially during performances. This is not the only time they’ve done it.

7)  You got me under your spell 

This moment is one of the most iconic and telling moments of all the KD history. Jongin just looks plain mesmerised by Kyungsoo. Let’s be honest here, if you caught your straight male friend gazing at a girl this same exact way , would you even doubt for a second that he has some sort of crush on her ? I think that answers why this is on the list. 

6) Suddenly shy 

This moment is one that I add to my list of the most suspicious and credible Kaisoo moments. Just look at how timid and shy Jongin is suddenly behaving once he realizes Kyungsoo is behind him. His whole demeanor is off  (nervous, stiff and curling towards himself). In the second gif, he subtly throws a quick glance at Kyungsoo and once he find the other already looking at him, he instantly looks away, like he didn’t want to get caught looking but couldn’t help himself. What you conclude from this is up to you but I say, someone has a crush. 

5) I am here for you

Such beautiful caring moments. Kyungsoo never hesitates to step in and help. He is there whenever Jongin needs him. I love how giving and attentive he is to Jongin’s needs/health. He truly cares for him and that shows. and it goes both ways : 

(Jongin stops to bring the chair closer for Kyungsoo)

4) Goofing around

I truly love this small moment. It’s not often that we get to see Kyungsoo all playful and goofy but look at how at ease he is biting into Jongin’s hat and teasing him. A great indication of a intimate healthy bond is the ability to let go, loosen up around each other and goof around. Just look at how happy they look. 

3)  The infamous Eskimo kiss

This moment is beyond beautiful. It’s the most heartwarming display of affection that Kaisoo has ever expressed towards one another. It speaks of a great level of intimacy and trust. I love how they naturally turn towards each other and rub noses. So adorable <3

2) The golden moment : ‘My Jagi’

It would be a crime not to include this moment in the list. I don’t think I need to explain myself.  It can’t get any clearer than this.

1)  I need you closer  ( my personal favorite)

And here it is, my personal favorite. I know there are better and more intimate moments than this one but I just love it. It sums up their entire relationship. Look at how Jongin’s hands casually encircled Kyungsoo’s waist in front of the whole world and somehow kyungsoo doesn’t show a single sight of protest or discomfort. They look so natural together, so right. The chemistry between them is just pouring off the picture. I showed this picture to a non-kpop fan friend and she told me :” I never knew there was a famous gay couple in Korea. What’s their names ?”.  Kaisoo can’t get more couple-y than this. 

That’s about it :) choosing was so hard because every Kaisoo moment is a precious moment but I had to settle on certain ones so I hope I answered your ask. 

Credits : all the gifs and pics used belong to their respective owners. Thank you. 

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Endless List of Ships [5/?]: No particular order 

Danny Castellano and Mindy Lahiri: The Mindy Project 

Danny: You know you’re right for someone when they force you to be the best version of yourself. 

Mindy: A best friend isn’t a person Danny.

Danny: You’re my best friend.

Mindy: You can’t die– My birthday is coming up and we haven’t talked about what you’re going to get me. 

Danny: And the thing that’s most beautiful about you. Is your confidence

Danny: Mindy, I love you. 

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The 10 gallon aquarium is one of the most common aquarium sizes. Its also usually what the beginner aquarist starts with. The 10 gallon poses its own set of challenges because it is such a small volume of water, but that does not mean it is not a viable tank to create a beautiful aquatic ecosystem.  This is a list of fairly hardy species that could live in a 10 gallon aquarium.  This list also includes some that you can make your own decisions as well about adding to your new aquarium. There are also some “biotope” ideas at the end of this guide to give some ideas.

Sources: Personal experience, 101 Best Freshwater Nano Species by Rachel O'Leary and Mark Denaro, and Anders247’s guide on Fishlore.com.

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have you ever thought about how beautiful it is that we fall in love with fictional characters? these characters don’t exist and will never know we exist but we still love them so genuinely. we don’t gain anything material from loving them but we still do. i think loving fictional characters is one of the most selfless things we do

BlackPink’s Reaction to Their Girlfriend Being Insecure

Prompt: Hi! please can you do a blackpink reaction to their idol gf being insecure about her talent?

Jisoo: “Awe, baby, you’re perfect, don’t think like that.” She’d compliment you and act cute and silly until you smiled, giving you lots of hugs and kisses to cheer you up and give you more confidence.

Rosé: “My girlfriend is the most talented girl in the world!” After you mentioned offhand that you were insecure about your talent, she would make sure to cheer you on all the time, even getting her fans to compliment you as well.

Jennie: “You’re the most beautiful, most talented person I know. And I love you.” She would seriously tell you how highly she thinks of you, and how much she loves you, and go over all the reasons your talents are amazing.

Lisa: “Baby, you’re amazing! And awesome! And beautiful!” She’d list all the things she loves about you and why you really are talented, acting silly and being affectionate until you feel better.


First BlackPink reaction from me! Hope everyone likes it! ~ Admin Kiwi

Love Post: Jimin

Beautiful, Talented and Caring.

Originally posted by chimchams


Those are my favorite words to describe the beautiful man that is Park Jimin.

He is one of the members of Bangtan that touches me deeply, and i’m not saying this just because i’m biased, but because he truly touches peoples hearts with his beautiful personality and unique smile.

I’m just gonna list reasons why he is amazing, and why we should all show love to him, let’s start with him being so caring.

  • Jimin cares about his member so much it’s something that you can’t even deny (try me on this one, i dare you!). How may times have we seen him covering them up at night, or running to hug a crying member, or feeding them? Plenty! That’s because he is genuine and he has the most beautiful heart you can find. Of course there’s other good people in the world, but Park Jimin is one that gave me tons of motives to believe how much he really cares.

About his looks, lets just say that…

  • He has the power to lift you up with those beautiful eye smiles he gives whenever he feels embarrassed or happy, and the way he covers his face is just a bonus of his cuteness.
  • The way he blushes constantly, or should i say, he has his “own natural blush”.
  • How he cries and tries to hide it, baby you shouldn’t hide those tears, because your emotions deserve to be seen. 
  • He is just gorgeous, i have no more argument on this one. (have u seen those plump lips? k bye)

Now we can’t forget that he is not just a cute mochi, we need to remember the fact that he slays our lives whenever he decides he’s gonna ruin us when he goes in stage. About talent, say whatever you want, that boy was made for the stage world.

You can see how passionate he is whenever he is on stage, his voice and his moves (his moves gdi!), that boy shines whenever he goes up into that stage and he owns it. He worked hard for that.

Not only he is Caring, Beautiful and Talented, he also has a deep love towards the people that helped him get to where he is today, both staff and the members (i don’t even need to talk about how much love for them he has) but he also loves the ARMYs with all his heart, and he shows it. So if you ask me, i’m proud to stan a man like him. And he deserves all the love he can get.

He also wrote the lyrics to his first solo track “Lie” which is amazing, and i’m so proud of him for accomplishing something like that. He tried his best, he trained, he did not just “have” the talent, he worked hard, he still does. So those are reasons i believe he deserves so much love.

MBTI Disney Songs

Real quick- although many of the characters singing these songs ARE the type I’ve connected them to, that’s not the case for all of them.  

Oh, and I’ve made it past the 500 follower mark!  You guys are the best! 

ISTJ- “Let It Go” from Frozen

Most ISTJ Line- “Don’t let them in / Don’t let them see / Be the good girl you always have to be”

How awesome is it that probably the most unfairly maligned type can lay claim to Disney’s modern anthem?  Elsa embodies the ISTJ and so does her power ballad; she sings of being haunted by her past (dominant Si), and being forced to conceal her feelings (tertiary Fi).  And although she declares herself to be free, Elsa, like many ISTJs, continues to struggle with the expectations of her family and kingdom. “Let It Go” is a powerful look into the most personal thoughts of a private person’s life, and should be a reminder never to judge too quickly. 

ISFJ- “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast

Most ISFJ Line- “Both a little scared / Neither one prepared / Beauty and the Beast”

Simple, elegant, and romantic, “Beauty and the Beast” captures the love and affection that ISFJs strive for in their lives.  Although falling in love might have been done millions of times in the past (dominant Si), that doesn’t make it any less magical for Belle and Beast (auxiliary Fe).  Even if Belle weren’t an ISFJ, the song would still perfectly suit such a quietly sophisticated type.  

INFJ- “Friends on the Other Side” from The Princess and the Frog

Most INFJ Line- “I can read your future / I can change it ‘round some, too”

I want to establish now that songs sung by antagonists aren’t meant to vilify the types I’ve attached them to.  INFJs are often considered to be almost supernatural, and while I don’t think such claims carry much weight, the type often can come across as being a bit otherworldly (dominant Ni).  Similar to Doctor Facilier (who, to be clear, is NOT this type), INFJs can be rather charming (auxiliary Fe and inferior Se) and are quite adept at manipulating people should they choose to do so.  

INTJ- “Be Prepared” from The Lion King

Most INTJ Line- “So prepare for the coup of the century / Be prepared for the murkiest scam”

Scar is all about long term planning- something that the INTJ will find greatly relatable (dominant Ni).  “Be Prepared” is an ode to the relentless pursuit of power, even if that means killing a brother and an innocent child like Simba (auxiliary Te).  This isn’t to say that every INTJ is misdirected or evil, but rather that each will do whatever suits their personal morals and experiences (tertiary Fi).  Scar’s morals just so happen to accommodate fratricide.  

ISTP- “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan

Most ISTP Line: “We must be swift as a coursing river / With all the force of a great typhoon”

This song reeks of physicality, which is well suited to the action oriented ISTP (auxiliary Se).  Mulan, an ISTP, strives to find her place in the army because it works with her overarching plan to protect her father (tertiary Ni and inferior Fe). Ultimately, her ingenuity allows her to surpass all of her peers and retrieve the arrow at the top of the pole (dominant Ti), proving that the ISTP can do whatever they set their mind to.  

ISFP- “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas 

Most ISFP Line- “Come roll in all the riches all around you / And for once, never wonder what they’re worth”

“Colors of the Wind” is simultaneously spiritual and sensual, a combination that only an ISFP like Pocahontas can pull off.  Aside from asking John Smith to appreciate the beauty of the world around him (auxiliary Se), Pocahontas also forces him to look inward and reevaluate his personal values (dominant Fi).  “Colors of the Wind” was one of the easiest songs to determine for this list because it truly captures the spirit and ethereal quality of the ISFP.

INFP- “Reflection” from Mulan

Most INFP Line- “When will my reflection show / Who I am inside?”

Although people of every type ponder themselves and where they fit in the world, the INFP likely does so most of anyone.  Mulan struggles to understand not only who she is (dominant Fi), but also how she can be herself and still uphold the honor of her family (tertiary Si).  “Reflection” speaks to the search for an authentic identity that so many of us, but INFPs especially, find familiar. 

INTP- “God Help the Outcasts” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Most INTP Line- “I thought we all were / The children of God”

First, I have to admit that I’ve never seen The Hunchback of Notre Dame- it’s the only movie on this list I have yet to watch (it’s on my Netflix queue though!). I also want to acknowledge that this might seem to be an unusual choice, because INTPs are often wrongly stereotyped as computer nerds with no social skills. Here’s my rationale.  In this song, Esmerelda ponders the ways in which God operates (dominant Ti), and devotes her prayers to others (inferior Fe) amidst the splendor of an ancient church (tertiary Si).  This song captures the complexity of the INTP’s mind and the generosity of its spirit.  It is a raw and beautiful song that is unafraid to take on serious subject matter.  

ESTP- “A Whole New World” from Aladdin 

Most ESTP Line- “I can show you the world / Shining, shimmering, splendid”

*Swoon* Who wouldn’t want to be whisked away on a magic carpet ride?  I imagine “A Whole New World” speaks particularly to the ESTP who has been long confined to a life of boredom and is eager to see what the world has to offer (dominant Se).  The song is also incredibly romantic and has some, shall we say, sexual undertones that suit the type (tertiary Fe).  Like the ESTP, Aladdin teaches us to be unafraid of the unknown and free ourselves, if only for a moment, from the monotony of everyday life.

ESFP- “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” from Lilo & Stitch

Most ESFP Line- “There’s no place I’d rather be / Than on my surfboard out at sea”

Just as ISTJs and ESTJs are often unfairly labelled as boring, the ESFP is often stereotyped as a shallow and fickle type.  “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” reflects the truth about the type- that with a little bit of daily adventure (dominant Se), the ESFP is perfectly happy devoting itself to family and friends (auxiliary Fi).  This devotion to family is a theme that runs throughout Lilo & Stitch, and it underscores the real nature of the ESFP.  

ENFP- “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin

Most ENFP Line- “I’m in the mood to help you, dude / You ain’t never had a friend like me”

Anybody with an ENFP friend can attest to the fact that said person is probably in a league of their own.  Quirky, quick-witted, and funny (much like Genie), the type will always keep you on your toes (dominant Ne).  What makes the ENFP so great, however, is that they also make loyal friends who will stick by your side through and through (auxiliary Fi and inferior Si).  They’ll keep you laughing and they’ll stay loyal to you forever; what more could you ask for in a friend?  

ENTP- “Pink Elephants on Parade” from Dumbo

Most ENTP Line: “Pink elephants on parade / What’ll I do? What’ll I do? / What an unusual view!”

This song is TRIPPY.  But let’s face it, the ENTP, even those who don’t imbibe in drugs or alcohol, has a very bizarre and wonderful quality that allows them to see the world from perspectives the rest of us could scarcely imagine (dominant Ne).  The shapes and colors that play visually during this sequence are also sure to engage the intelligence and complexity of the ENTP’s mind (auxiliary Ti).  Both the song and the type are very, very out there, but in the absolute best way possible.

ESTJ- “Heigh Ho” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Most ESTJ Line- “To dig dig dig dig dig dig dig is what we really like to do / It ain’t no trick to get rich quick”

Although every type can claim both spectacularly hard working and shockingly lazy individuals, my guess is that most ESTJs are found in the former camp. Aside from being a classic (auxiliary Si), “Heigh Ho” is a testament to the fruits of laborious effort (dominant Te).  Something else particularly appealing about this choice is the variety of the dwarfs who sing it; although all of them, like all ESTJs, are hard workers, there is also considerable variety amongst personalities in the group (tertiary Ne).  

ESFJ- “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid

Most ESFJ Line- “I wanna be where the people are / I wanna see, wanna see them dancing”

Just like Ariel, for better or for worse, ESFJs feel a strong need to belong to some type of community (dominant Fe).  In The Little Mermaid, Ariel puzzles (often incorrectly) over what the function of relics from the human world are meant for, all with the intention of extending herself into that society (inferior Ti and auxiliary Si).  At its core, “Part of Your World” is beautiful and sweet, an embodiment of the ESFJ’s vivacious and determined nature. (Note: Ariel is not an ESFJ).

ENFJ- “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King

Most ENFJ Line- “I’m gonna be the main event / Like no king was before”

Much like the popular and respected ENFJ, Simba is keen to take his place atop the hierarchy of his kingdom.  He’s a bit mischievous but extremely charming, something that can also be seen in most people with the type (tertiary Se and dominant Fe).  Additionally, Simba doesn’t plan to rest on the traditions of his predecessors; he has a vision of the way he wants things to be and is unafraid to challenge the norms to reach that place (auxiliary Ni).

 ENTJ- “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid

Most ENTJ Line: “Now it’s happened once or twice / Someone couldn’t pay the price / And I’m afraid I had to rake ‘em ‘cross the coals”

What a deliciously evil song.  Though she may hide it with her sensuality (tertiary Se), Ursula is unafraid to use whatever methods she can to get achieve her ultimate goals (dominant Te and auxiliary Ni).  What’s awesome about this song is that though it might be sinister and manipulative, it’s also undeniably fun; I have a feeling that, whether a villain or not, most ENTJs have a sneaky sense of humor that they pull out at the strangest times.