…for some fannish self-pimping. I have just created an ask blog! :D This is both for fun and for overcoming my year-long art block exercising my doodling muscles, I’ve been neglecting them. Don’t expect my art style to be very consistent in there, I’ll probably experiment a lot.
Shippy (m/m) stuff allowed, crack is more than welcome. And don’t limit yourselves to Saint Seiya related questions, crossovers are included in the crack category, hee. (Provided I know anything about the fandom in question, that is…)
But when a saga popular with pre-adolescent girls peaks romantically on a night that leaves the heroine to wake up covered with bruises in the shape of her husband’s hands — and when that heroine then spends the morning explaining to her husband that she’s incredibly happy even though he injured her, and that it’s not his fault because she understands he couldn’t help it in light of the depth of his passion — that’s profoundly irresponsible.
“But romanticizing an intimate relationship that leaves bruises and scars is a particularly terrible idea in a film aimed at girls. Talking about this is tiresome, but then so is putting it in the movie. From depicting the loss of virginity as a naturally violent, frightening, physically dangerous experience to making Bella a woman with no life at all outside of her literally all-consuming pregnancy, the narrative sledgehammers are all as distasteful as they are inelegant.”
One more thing I find disturbing: When WOMEN defend Twilight saying that it is "just fiction". It does not matter if it is fiction or not. Even fictional writers should take responsibility for the things they describe in their books, especially when they have such a specific demographic.
“For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments. And all the time your soul is craving and longing for something else. And in vain does the dreamer rummage about in his old dreams, raking them over as though they were a heap of cinders, looking in these cinders for some spark, however tiny, to fan it into a flame so as to warm his chilled blood by it and revive in it all that he held so dear before, all that touched his heart, that made his blood course through his veins, that drew tears from his eyes, and that so splendidly deceived him!”— Fyodor Dostoevsky, White Nights (via acraea)
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude. Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people. On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public. Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone. Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird. Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds. Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun. Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts. Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.
This makes me feel like I’m some sort of different species of human.
Oh look me
…but I am an aloof nerd.
#1. *Nods* Myth busted.
#2.Sorry, but I am a bit shy, indeed .///.
#3. Only with people who deserve said treatment.
#4. It’s not that I don’t like people in a general sense. I don’t like MOST people. Mainly because they’ve proven to be assholes.
#5. Nope, the myth is right. Going out is a terrible thing to me. I detest having to step outside. Though, I don’t really like to be home, either. Just… Leave me alone, yes?
#6. Just sometimes. People have the tendency to be assholes around me, though.
#7. Yup, I’m weird. And proud.
#8. I’m not really aloof, but yes, I’m a freaking dork. Deal with it or GTFO my way.
#9. Sorta. Nature can be a beyotch sometimes, though. YES, I’M TALKING ABOUT MY DOGS, WHY CAN’T THEY LEAVE ME ALONE?
#10. Myth busted, indeed. You can’t fix what’s not broken, you know.
#1. Very true, especially the ‘won’t shut up for days part’, lol.
#2. I am shy, though. Spot on on needing to have a reason to approach people, however.
#4. Actually, I don’t like people. My (few) friends are pretty much the exception that proves the rule.
#6. So fucking true. And it’s really hard finding someone whom you feel comfortable to share your thoughts with. It takes a lot of trust and equal parts of ‘wave length’ compatibility, not necessarily same tastes.
#7. I fully embrace my eccentricity.
#8. You’d be surprised at how observant we can be. Choosing not to interact with what surrounds us doesn’t mean we are not aware of what is going around us.
#9. Pretty much.
#10. Fuck no. I may be broken in a lot of ways, but my introversion is not one of them.