Written in a strange language by Italian architect, Luigi Serafini in 1981. This is one of the strangest encyclopedia ever written.It consists of hand-drawn, colored-pencil illustrations of bizarre and fantastical world. All of it drawn by Serafini himself. Some of the illustrations are considered to be beautiful while others are considered to be a bit more on the disturbing side.
The only thing known for sure about this book is that “Seraphinianus” is a variation of the author’s name. The alpahabet has about two-dozen characters which relate to nothing else humanity has ever seen.
the legend of 1900 suggested by jonesycath
All that city.. You just couldn’t see an end to it. The end! Please, could you show me where it ends? It was all very fine on that gangway and I was grand, too, in my overcoat. I cut quite a figure and I had no doubts about getting off. Guaranteed. That wasn’t a problem. It wasn’t what I saw that stopped me, Max. It was what I didn’t see. Can you understand that? What I didn’t see. In all that sprawling city, there was everything except an end. There was everything. But there wasn’t an end. What I couldn’t see was where all that came to an end. The end of the world. Take a piano. The keys begin, the keys end. You know there are 88 of them and no-one can tell you differently. They are not infinite, you are infinite. And on those 88 keys the music that you can make is infinite. I like that. That I can live by. But you get me up on that gangway and roll out a keyboard with millions of keys, and that’s the truth, there’s no end to them, that keyboard is infinite. But if that keyboard is infinite there’s no music you can play. You’re sitting on the wrong bench. That’s God’s piano. Christ, did you see the streets? There were thousands of them! How do you choose just one? One woman, one house, one piece of land to call your own, one landscape to look at, one way to die. All that world weighing down on you without you knowing where it ends. Aren’t you scared of just breaking apart just thinking about it, the enormity of living in it? I was born on this ship. The world passed me by, but two thousand people at a time. And there were wishes here, but never more than could fit on a ship, between prow and stern. You played out your happiness on a piano that was not infinite. I learned to live that way. Land is a ship too big for me. It’s a woman too beautiful. It’s a voyage too long. Perfume too strong. It’s music I don’t know how to make. I can’t get off this ship. At best, I can step off my life. After all, it’s as though I never existed. You’re the exception, Max. You’re the only one who knows that I’m here. You’re a minority. You’d better get used to it. Forgive me, my friend. But I’m not getting off.
ISTJ: Practical and down-to-earth. Probably your mother.
ISFJ: Always nice enough to be suspicious and more loyal than all your pets combined.
ISTP: Probably don’t care about you, might still kill you in your sleep though.
ISFP: Always carrying at least 4 daisy chains on them at all times; don’t take them to museums if you ever want to come out again.
INTP: That one guy hiding in their room trying to calculate exactly how much bigger the TARDIS is on the inside.
INFP: Starry-eyed idealist, so caring and sweet they might just rot your teeth out.
INTJ: 50% standoffishness, 50% being right all the time, 100% better than you.
INFJ: Spends half their time delivering melodramatic heroic monologues and the other half attempting to purify the ground they walk on.
ESTJ: 100% committed to their life partner, the rulebook.
ESFJ: Happy to make you happy to make them—could potentially create a feeling paradox.
ESTP: Probably Kanye West.
ESFP: The golden retriever you always wanted, except in human form.
ENTP: Would probably blow up the world to calculate shrapnel velocity.
ENFP: Like a bottle of fizzy soda, except with more righteousness.
ENTJ: Like an INTJ, just better at hiding the fact that they’re an asshole.
ENFJ: The world’s mother hen. May also be running ten cults of worship behind your back.
- D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover (via distantheartbeats)
‘What Loki says’ vs. ‘What actually happens’
— ‘Thor (Straczynski) vol. 3’ and ‘Latverian Prometheus’
I’m sorry but
Loki is the worst actor I have no idea why people keep listening to him
Loki is straight up Razzie winner material.
"Hey, sorry this isn't really a request for typing, but more for one on elaboration. A few times, in the INTJ's (Frollo, Thranduil) you've mentioned an Ni-Fi loop - do you mind going into more depth about these loops?"
Cognitive Function Loops
“Loops” are when your first and third functions (always both either introverted or extroverted) start playing off one another, without accessing your second and fourth functions. This can either be an asset (if your third function is a productive function) or a liability (if your third function is an emotional / indecisive function). When your functions forget to touch base with one another, they are imbalanced – people or characters “in a loop” are behaving very differently from their usual functions.
IXTJs in a loop become irrational, self-centered, insecure, and highly emotional, thwarting their plans to pursue an irrational emotional impulse (Fi).
IXFJs in a loop rely on internal decision making and personal rationality, forgetting to consult how this impacts others in the process (Ti).
INXPs forget to think up new ideas and solutions and get stuck in old behavior patterns or revisiting old material (Si).
IXSPs are less quick to act or may not act at all, as they get caught up in internal strategizing / envisioning the future (Ni).
ENXJs become highly motivated but also reckless in their behavior, abandoning their usual strategies for quick solutions and behavior oriented toward sensory pleasures (Se).
ESXJs get stuck in a rut of over-ideas and the inability to narrow down those concepts to one solution (Ne).
EXTPs develop visible emotions and insecurities about how others feel about them and the impersonal impact of their actions (Fe).
EXFPs launch into “take charge” mode by turning off their emotions and relying on factual information and quick problem solving (Te).
Since people in a loop aren’t consulting functions of the opposing stack, they are thrown off balance and lack their usual behavior patterns. To get out of a loop, you must activate your missing second function.
There are two kinds of intuitives, which are similar in a lot of ways (the ultimate outcome, the ability to predict behavior, and sensing what goes unsaid) but also quite different. It can be hard to separate and fully understand these two very different approaches, but I’ll do my best to explain how I see them. I’ll use Walter and Olivia from Fringe as examples.
External Intuition: is centered around the “big picture.” It interprets situations and relationships, instinctively knowing the undercurrent of conversations or what goes unsaid. It is drawn to endless possibilities, and excited by new ideas. Ne has takes one idea and from there, branches out into many different possibilities. Ne-users can have trouble settling on just one idea, because every idea they have branches out into more ideas. Ne is very good at seeing what is happening under the surface, even if they can’t explain it.
Walter is a Ne-user. Big ideas. Lots of ideas. Loves to take things apart. Goes on hunches that later prove accurate, but that he can’t prove at the time. He’s like a supernova – an explosion of possibilities, which later narrows into a more focused vision.
Internal Intuition: is more centered on the smaller details leading up to the big picture. It takes in information and follows it back to its source, to discern how to set their idea in motion. It is selective, and focused on one thing at a time; it eliminates ideas that don’t fit into the “whole.” Ni-users focus deliberately on one thing at a time (or a larger overall goal for their life), straining out all information until the image is clear in their mind. It is imaginative and able to foresee potential complications and problems.
Olivia is a Ni-user. Takes in information. Constructs possibilities. Zeroes in on one desired objective. Focuses on the end result. Plans for variables and different outcomes. Olivia is like a black hole – sucking information into her mind and building toward an unstoppable force.
Same outcome, different approach
Ne-users will form a conclusion faster than Ni-users, since Ne relies on their overall intuition whereas Ni is searching for evidence before it forms conclusions. Therefore, a Ne-user might say, “This politician is a liar,” but not be able to tell you why. The Ni-user will say, “This politician is a liar, and here’s my reasons why.” Both intuitive types are usually right about their intuitive leaps, but one reaches a much faster conclusion.
Ne and Ni-users work well together, since Ne can come up with “the vision” and Ni can isolate potential problems and figure out how to make it workable.
There are two kinds of feelers, which are easily identifiable from one another based on their response to various situations and their motivations. I’m going to use Elijah and Klaus from The Originals as examples.
External Feeling: taps into and reflects other people’s emotions rather than fully experiencing their own emotions. Fe is influenced by the emotions around them and adapt to what others need from them accordingly. Fe will cry at a stranger’s funeral because other people are sad, not because they are sad. Fe has a harder time connecting to and understanding their own emotions, since they mimic the emotions of others. Fe adapts to people and circumstances, instinctively understanding others not on a personal level, but a theoretical level (“I’ve never felt what you’re feeling, but I imagine it’s hard”). Fe is focused on fulfilling other people’s needs, so much so, they can neglect their own.
Elijah is a Fe-user. He’s more concerned about his family than himself. He lashes out at others if they hurt his family, but doesn’t take his own betrayal personally (Fe desires to protect others). He’s not highly, personally emotional but can understand others’ needs and strives to meet them.
Internal Feeling: experiences deep personal emotions. Fi acts independently of the emotions around them. Fi will cry at a funeral out of shared personal experience (knowing the pain of loss, having felt it personally) rather than universal, theoretical empathy. Fi don’t seek to adapt, which makes their emotion “purer” in the sense that it is entirely sincere. Fi is focused on sharing emotions through personal experience, so much so that they can at times be insensitive to others’ experiences that they can’t identify with. (Shared experiences are key.)
Klaus is a Fi-user. His emotions are based entirely on his own experiences, not those of his siblings. He feels things extremely deeply and reacts according to how he feels about a situation. He can literally understand and identify with other character’s pains and regrets, because he shares their sense of isolation and pain (such as his desire to help Cami overcome her brother’s notorious reputation).
Same feeling function, different approach
Fe and Fi are identifiable through their different behaviors – a Fi-user may be personally insulted by something, whereas a Fe-user may not be insulted, but be concerned that another person will be insulted. Fi is totally earnest in their expressions of emotions, whereas Fe can at times struggle to identify whether or not they are personally experiencing an emotion or merely reflecting the emotions of those around them. Fi will be in tune with their own emotions, where Fe will be in tune with other people’s emotions.