I think spacing out the story would have helped, yes. There’s sort of this … impatience? … to SM’s writing that you don’t really notice when you’re reading it. I know when I read them the first time I didn’t really notice the passing of time, but when you stop and think about it, it all happens so so so fast. I mean the day that Bella goes to the Cullens’ house, learns Carlisle’s history, introduces Edward to Charlie, watches the Cullens play baseball, and is hunting by James is all the same day! She literally just met the Cullens that day. She literally just introduced Edward to Charlie as her boyfriend that day.
When she talking to Edward at Prom about how she wants to be a vampire and spend forever with him, they’ve literally been dating 2-3 months, tops?
When he leaves her in New Moon, it’s been only six months.
When he proposes at the end of New Moon, it’s been a year (although he was gone for six months).
Bella graduates in June. Married in August. A mother by September. It’s all so so so fast.
So yeah, anything that spaced things out a bit more would have been good by me.
Wow, I thought it was longer when I read the books. No wonder Charlie wasn’t happy when Bella was acting so crazy.
Contrast that with Cory and Topanga. I watched a two-part episode yesterday (I hadn’t seen this show in years) and they spend the second episode fighting for their love at 16 because they’ve known one another since they were kids and wanted to get married young; they eventually do when they go to college but don’t have kids until much later. Everyone was telling them that it’s foolish to make a serious decision at their age and it had more depth because you know the characters well and they’re well grounded.
With Bella we’re stuck inside of her head, everything sucks, and then suddenly she’s obsessed with this guy and nothing else matters, even to the point of abandoning friends and family.
Two very different messages about young love.
I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.
It changes depending on what day you ask me.
Last week, I spent three days traveling with an ISFJ and an ENFP. Up until then, I had been under the impression that I was an ENTP… but the sheer “safety first” mentality under which I traveled (ie, fearing that the ISFJ’s driving was going to get us killed) ruled that out, since an ENTP probably would have struck up conversations with strangers on the plane whereas I just sat and glared at them all for moving so damn slow. I also did a hell of a lot less chattering in general than the ENFP. She is awesome and fabulous and so bleeding talented it makes me want to scream and I love her but… damn, that girl can gab.
All in all, it brought my introversion out in full force. I have endured some Ne-turmoil in the present and the past over whether or not my rather high Si-usage indicates that it is a dominant (when I got home, unpacked my suitcase, and fell into my comfy bed with my cat, I felt very ISFJ in that moment), but when it all boils down to it… I get far too bored much too easily and have a mentality of “Why the hell would you want to relive the same experiences over and over again??” that probably rules out Si-dom, despite the fact that there was zero structure in my home growing up and only one family tradition: we open presents on Christmas Eve. The ENFP goes to the Renaissance Fair every year to show off her latest costume, and the ISFJ goes because it’s an annual tradition (in addition to her regular visits to Disneyland), whereas when they ask me to go to either one, my response is, “Eh… I already saw all the acts, and some of them bored me the first time around,” or “Disneyland? Dude, I grew out of Disney when I was twelve. Except for Frozen. Because it’s awesome.”
I hang out with INTJs and they plant seeds of doubt by telling me I’m a sensor because I can’t follow their Ni-dom train of thought (can anyone except a Ni user follow that train? I think not), so I hang out with the ISFJs for awhile and they go, “Dude, how did you freaking know the plot twist to Shutter Island ten minutes in?!?!?” which sends me back to the INTP camp, which usually welcomes me with open arms.
Given my level of indecision, tendency to try on all personality types for size, the fact that I have never cried after any break up and wondered as a teenager if I was a sociopath since I seem incapable of forming intense emotional attachments with other people while being totally aware of their many faults, I’d say my best guess at this point is an INTP. (It doesn’t help that every time we watch Sherlock, said ISFJ points at John and Sherlock, then at herself and me, and mouths, “THIS IS SO US.”)
Or an unnaturally-Ne-heavy and psychopathic ISFJ, who just happened to pick up a packing box and some foam that ISFJ and a cashier had spent ten minutes trying to wrap a mini music gramophone in, glancing at it for five seconds, and then inserting it properly into the foam and the box, thus ending all the angst and ensuring that the horrid little thing got home on the airplane intact.
INTP doesn’t fit me in all particulars… I’m really not that adventurous, and I tend to be a LITTLE more organized than is stereotypical, but at this point, I admit defeat. Maybe it’s time to crack open a science book.
This is fascinating to me. I think most people shift depending on what group they’re in. Like with my close friends I’m pretty straight forward and laid back but with people I don’t know well I’ll be very quiet and reserved.
When you spoke of tradition, it reminded me of ISFJ, which I’ve got before among other results (INTJ and INFJ) and living in one’s head a lot. I can go through memory after memory, like I’m strolling through a gallery and I enjoy spending time in that. Consequently it’s also where I spend time with all my regrets. So, within the memories I float through the good and bad.
I’ll muse on something for a few days, like if I’m driving somewhere and I see a field or a sign that has memories attached and I’ll travel down that memory again and again, looking at it from all angles.
I can definitely understand your frustrations because I often shift but I think that’s common to most people, especially since there seem to be variants in a few tests I’ve taken.
http://personalityjunkie.com may be fun to try, to see if you get a different result. Their analysis of MBTI is pretty in-depth and different from the others I’ve read.
Pam: …And it’s all from the same series.
Pam: Called ‘Impressions.’
Pam: Not that I call myself an impressionist, per se.
Woman: Maybe one day.
Pam: I hope so.
Pam: I still need… you know, my breakthrough, or whatever.
Oscar: You’re the one who said we needed more culture.
Gil: This is culture to you?
Oscar: It’s her first try.
Gil: Yeah, on Van Gogh’s first try, he drew the hands of the peasants.
Oscar: Meaning what?
Gil: Meaning, real art takes courage, okay? And honesty.
Oscar: Well, those aren’t Pam’s strong points.
Gil: Yeah, exactly. That’s why this is… motel art.
I feel a lot like Pam right now.
And her story is one I hope to have but I want to succeed and not become a hobbyist, though I think by now it’ll just be a hobby Kitsch, motel art…whatever.
I have yet to meet an NJ of any kind who doesn’t have long-term thinking / planning or whose life isn’t centered around very specific interests.
I’d say if the ENTJ in question is indeed an ENTJ, they merely haven’t experienced enough in life yet to know what their driving force is and what they want. One must experience and/or know something exists to want a specific thing, otherwise we all just want without knowing what it is we want.
The other possibility is that they are in a loop of Te-Se. These goalless, intuitive-lacking ENTJs will be prone to reckless behavior driven toward immediate benefits and gratification, without any long-term thinking to help them rein in their impulses. They will be organizationally-driven to fix things, but not do so with any real foresight or intelligence.
Often, an ENTJ will have a singular goal, but their circumstances do not enable them to reach it and thus they become despondent, because they cannot visualize anything else for their life other than what they want. Not being able to have what they want may make them seem goalless, when in reality the harsh realization that their dream may be impossible has crippled their wings.
Sounds like my intj or something similar. If I’m not working towards becoming an artist I get despondent and upset. Even though I also can’t see myself doing anything else and when it doesn’t happen I get upset.
I also have goals but I’m afraid to reach them. Not sure if it’s in a loop or just in depression again. Hmm.
I haven’t seen Twilight in years or read the books. I recorded Eclipse and watched it tonight. My Mom was in the room playing on her tablet and occasionally watching.
Mom: Who’s that vampire?
Me: Victoria. She’s chasing Bella.
Mom: Bella’s in FL.
Me: Yeah, but she’s been chasing her for the past two movies. She’s a bad vampire because she drinks blood. Her eyes are red. Their eyes (the Cullens) are yellow because they eat animals. They’re good.
Victoria wants to kill Bella because she smells good.
My Mom laughed at that. I can’t remember if that’s true. ???
I also explained they’re vegetarian vampires and she laughed at that too. After Rosalie’s story she left soon to go to bed. I asked if she wanted to watched more and she said thanks but no. She’d seen enough to get the gist. She did seem interested in Bella’s choice and asked if she became a vampire.
I said yes and then they had a kid (after Rosalie explained they can’t have kids) and she laughed at that. I said it’s when Bella was still human.
I think that Bella’s choice is one of the stronger plot points in the series that I wish it wasn’t so easily wrapped up after she was turned.
Rosalie and Jasper backstories. Yaaaasssss.