I was tagged by greenribbon

(If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here)

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five…

INTJ (never 100% sold on this, but it’s the most consistent result I get)

In short, be very, very thankful that I like you.

this was kind of fun, and the test told me i am an INFJ, which sounds about right from when i’ve taken it in the past, though it is very difficult for me to remember such an arbitrary acronym string. (i’m not a huge fan of the myers-briggs but the detailed type descriptions i read through at the end were surprisingly accurate in some ways.) anyway, here are some of the INFJs as identified by tv tropes. time to write that frodo/mary sue otp self-insert fic. 

(also, paintboxsoapworks, you are the Great and Terrible. i appreciate knowing that my soap is being created by a snarky evil genius. <3)

tvtropes had a huge list but i pared it down to characters i recognized. 

Spike, Claudia Kishi, Joffrey Baratheon, and Balki Bartokamus. I like it.



like damn how hard is it to say “boyfriend” “love of my life” etc. instead of bae how hard it is to say “you look good!” instead of werk or slay how hard is it to literally go back to the way you spoke before it became cool to talk like black people

I’m pretty sure it’s always been cool to talk like black people. I mean, that’s…that’s where the word “cool” started. In jazz and blues. Which white people proceeded to rip off. This is just a new set of co-opted slang getting write-ups in Newsweek. There’ll be another wave of it soon enough. It’s endless.











Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.

I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.

And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.

Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too.  These Space Valkyries  should have been left in.

They really should have.

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I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.

Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.

I want to see the old lady in the A-Wing. Seriously, it’s like, she’s somebody’s grandma. Some kid in the Outer Rim Territories got greased by the Empire for seeing something she wasn’t supposed to see, and her grandma, the bush pilot, decided “Fuck this, I’m gonna strap on an fighter and make the Empire fucking PAY for the moment it decided to fuck with MY FAMILY.”


These are quickly being put into the “always reblog” category.

Whenever there is a war, there are women who are warriors. Then they get erased from history. Happens in real wars and fictional ones alike.

This actually kind of…hurts. Star Wars was my original fandom. I saw the movie *in the theaters* when it came out…and I loved that movie and the sequels all through my childhood. My enthusiasm waned after the prequels were made, but still…I was literally obsessed with this movie, and Princess Leia was a huge part of that.

I cannot even fathom what it would have meant for me to see these female pilots. It seems so minor but it really isn’t. Damn, this makes me so angry.

alierakieron, I assume you’ve seen these before, but if not…




Women should NOT be forced to feed their babies in a bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.

Forever reblog

Having lived in NYC where its legal to be topless (and yes I took advantage of that fact several times.) I was curious as to why it wasn’t nation wide.

So let’s make it nation wide!

It really has nothing to do with public nudity laws; as far as I know every state has some sort of statute that exempts breastfeeding from those rules. The problem is that there either aren’t laws protecting the right to breastfeed on private property or else people (usually owners or employees of private businesses) aren’t aware of those protections. In Madison, WI, there is a law not only protecting a person’s right to breastfeed anywhere they are otherwise allowed to be but making it a civil offense to tell someone they have to move or cover up. So if a waiter tells you to move to a different part of the restaurant, you can call the cops and they’ll get a ticket. Honestly, I don’t know if things have ever escalated that far — most places just become the subjects of nurse-ins or other blame-and-shame operations.



This was quite a journey! I spent the better part of a day going back and forth with a guy that I was not entirely sure was for real at first, then I absolutely got fooled, and then I realized I got fooled. It was fun. The guy said some LEGITIMATELY funny stuff when he was “in character.” And it all ended in a way that I felt good about.

It’s pretty much all laid out in the screencaps, But let me elaborate here:

HEY YOUNG MEN! I know it seems like women complain a lot about how they are represented in media, including fiction, and how it seems like they want entertainment tailored specifically to them, and how they seem to want ALL of pop culture to be politically correct or feminist-ized or whatever it is you think they want, but really, what’s happening is that women are tired of seeing garbage women characters in most of our entertainment. And they’re wondering, Would it really be so much trouble to make more realized female characters? You could still have all your CGI and action and science fiction and drama and swords and stuff, but the female characters could be a little more fleshed out and interesting. And the entertainment would still be good and would, in fact, be better.

Guys, instead of  thinking, “Hey, not everything has to be politicized,” try thinking, “I wonder what it would be like for me if the situation were reversed, and how I’d feel if in the vast majority of the entertainment I consumed, the male characters were few and far between and then mostly used as talking props & plot devices. I wonder if I’d get kinda tired of that and occasionally I’d say something, even a little joke, just to ease the annoyance a little.”

Fellows. Listen to the women in your lives. Ask them questions. It will change your perspective for the better. Years ago, I got into a brief argument with two female friends of mine about a movie— it does not even matter which movie— that they viewed as sexist and I did not. I couldn;t even fathom how they could see it that way. I tried to argue that it was not sexist. In recounting our discussion to another party, it was pointed out to me that they might have a different viewpoint based on their life experiences, and that it was not for me to tell them that their interpretation was incorrect. And that I was probably getting defensive about it because if the movie was sexist, it followed that my liking it would make me appear sexist. And that’s when I realized that none of this was about me, and maybe I should shut up and listen and try to understand. And also to be more aware of things like this and develop not just my sympathy, but my empathy.

I will only ever be able to empathize so much with women, because my experience as a white male in America is vastly different from that of anyone who is not that. But I can relate to:

  • not being taken seriously
  • not being listened to
  • being dismissed
  • being condescended to
  • having something explained to me that I already understand

And I having had those experiences, I am now more inclined to TRY to understand where someone is coming from if they are telling me they are having a similar experience with our culture.

So guys: just try. You don’t even really have to dig that deep. Think about your own experiences as a person, then apply that to someone else. It gets easier the more you do it, and it makes your life better.

Anyway, I hear Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is pretty good! 

Paul F. Tomkins and Tom Lennon continue to be my pop culture BFFs. Glad I got solid reminders of this in the last few days.