sweetpeche:

reblog for easter

if youre wondering what the american south is like,its this, eternal, I MISS FOOD LION, (food lion sucks but i just miss it being around).  (via wecansexy)

April 18 2014, 09:45 AM   •   319,060 notes   •   Via   •   Source

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 

"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.

Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.

The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”

Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.

Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

I’m sure there are many good explanations (like, the entire theory of archetypes and also principles of architecture) but all I can think is “obvs there’s a stargate in Peru somewhere.”

Stargate Universe + MBTI: meta you never knew you needed

galadhir:

defyaugury:

Who wants to know my thoughts about SGU characters? I hope at least one person, because I am about to throw some partially unfounded character interpretations based on imaginary results from a self-report type test your way.

I’ll break down the MBTI further for anyone who wants me to but I encourage you to look it up first, since I’m not an expert. There is a good free sample test at 41q, if you’re not familiar with the test format/your type. I am using the 3rd edition of the MBTI Manual, from 1998.

Bottom line is that your type indicates your preferred methods of dealing with the inner and outer world. You have an energy orientation (E or I, extraversion or introversion), an attitude preference (P or J, perception or judgment, which is basically preferring to process or preferring to conclude), and four functionssorted into two categories: (N or S, intuition or sensing, which deal with perception) and (T or F, thinking or feeling, which deal with judgment). 

The way these elements interact with each other can be used as descriptors, which is how I have outlined a lot of things below. If anyone wants me to type up the brief type descriptor of a character from out of the manual, I’d be more than happy to do so.

Character list under the cut:

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Interesting :) Total agreement on Rush, but Young I’m not so sure about. You say “Young wants to get them home. He sees no evidence and no reason to carry out Destiny’s mission.” But I don’t think that’s true at all. Not of canon Young, at least. It might be true of FoD Young, but that’s a place in which the two characterizations diverge.

On the show, Young wants to get people home at first only because he doesn’t know what the mission is. As far as he knows at first, they’re risking their lives floating around in a derelict spaceship for no good reason - of course his priority at that stage is to get home. But when he is told what the mission is, he is immediately interested and decides (in Twin Destinies) that he wants to stay and carry it out too. When he says he joined Stargate Command for a reason, I think you’re supposed to infer from the context that that reason was something to do with curiosity about the universe, which means that he’s probably not quite as stolidly unimaginative as he might look. 

I would also think that there’s a big element of Feeling involved in Young’s decision making processes - losing his temper and leaving Rush behind was probably not a decision determined by logic. Sleeping with TJ can’t have been something he could ever have thought would turn out well. Not venting the gate room because he couldn’t bear to kill Telford, not leaving Scott behind even though it looked like it was hopeless to stay etc - his pattern of decision making is much more emotional than intellectual. And yes that may make him unsuited for his job - but part of the whole ‘wrong people in the wrong place’ set up of the show is that Young kind of is unsuited for his job, but he’s got to do it anyway.

I also tend to think his command style is typical of an introvert. (Calm, self-effacing, focused on forming groups of proactive people and then letting those groups do their stuff. Much less quickly decisive than an extroverted leader like Telford.) Plus, although he obviously likes people, when he’s hurt or tired he goes away and shuts himself in his room on his own, which is pretty introverted behaviour. So I’m really not so sure about the E.

I had a really hard time deciding on Young, and you bring up some really good points. I still think he’s more of a T than an F type: he doesn’t process his emotions well or make good decisions based on them (though given the show, when does anyone get to make good choices?), which to me suggests that he isn’t using his Feeling in a very developed way.

Deciding on E instead of I was basically flipping a coin: I thought a lot about how he tends to sit alone when he’s stressed out, and you make a good point about the way he leads. I decided E because he expends most of his energy on other people, but that may not be his preference.

I had a very difficult time with Young and Eli both, and it could go either way. Thanks for reading! :D As you can probably tell, it’s been a while since I watched the whole show: I rewatched a good amount of season 1 recently, but I’m shaky on actual evidence, heh.

April 17 2014, 10:53 PM   •   16 notes   •   Via   •   Source

Stargate Universe + MBTI: meta you never knew you needed

Who wants to know my thoughts about SGU characters? I hope at least one person, because I am about to throw some partially unfounded character interpretations based on imaginary results from a self-report type test your way.

I’ll break down the MBTI further for anyone who wants me to but I encourage you to look it up first, since I’m not an expert. There is a good free sample test at 41q, if you’re not familiar with the test format/your type. I am using the 3rd edition of the MBTI Manual, from 1998.

Bottom line is that your type indicates your preferred methods of dealing with the inner and outer world. You have an energy orientation (E or I, extraversion or introversion), an attitude preference (P or J, perception or judgment, which is basically preferring to process or preferring to conclude), and four functionssorted into two categories: (N or S, intuition or sensing, which deal with perception) and (T or F, thinking or feeling, which deal with judgment). 

The way these elements interact with each other can be used as descriptors, which is how I have outlined a lot of things below. If anyone wants me to type up the brief type descriptor of a character from out of the manual, I’d be more than happy to do so.

Character list under the cut:

galadhir:

defyaugury:

~ignores hundreds of pages of reading and tens of pages of writing for classes to sort SGU characters into their MBTI types~

I will post a list or essay or something later tonight. As usual, interpretations will be influenced by my own judgments and also CWR’s writing because I’ve read FoD/Mathématique/AN more recently than I’ve seen the show.

I’m not a psychiatrist but personality theory is incredibly interesting to me, especially Jung-based stuff, so hopefully other people will find this interesting along with me. There’s a really good spread of types among the characters too, at least the way I am sorting them.

(and once I watch more SG-1 I can do them too I am already getting a good grip on Jackson I thiiiink) (i <3 the MBTI)

Ooh, I would certainly find it interesting. I personally think Rush is INTP and Young is ISFJ but I’d be interested to be better educated.

Well of course there is no way to know for sure since it’s a self-report test, but hopefully I will get it together and posted sometime today, and I’d be interested to see your reactions.

elementals-ao3:

auntievel:

Stargate Universe

S2E19 - Blockade

Rush and Young discuss their situation about fueling the Destiny and avoiding the drones.

Volker and Brody express, in unison, their excitement. :-)

LOL - Volker & Brodyyyy!

April 17 2014, 02:23 PM   •   28 notes   •   Via   •   Source

trying very hard to make a decent fanmix for “Force Over Distance” and—there are a lot of themes in that story!!! A lot!

and I keep getting overwhelmed and confused and irritated at my small music library let me tell you my first world problems.

~ignores hundreds of pages of reading and tens of pages of writing for classes to sort SGU characters into their MBTI types~

I will post a list or essay or something later tonight. As usual, interpretations will be influenced by my own judgments and also CWR’s writing because I’ve read FoD/Mathématique/AN more recently than I’ve seen the show.

I’m not a psychiatrist but personality theory is incredibly interesting to me, especially Jung-based stuff, so hopefully other people will find this interesting along with me. There’s a really good spread of types among the characters too, at least the way I am sorting them.

(and once I watch more SG-1 I can do them too I am already getting a good grip on Jackson I thiiiink) (i <3 the MBTI)

jeanpaulfarte:

in stories featuring aliens, they’re always like “on my planet this never happens!” or “in my culture, this differs from your human culture.” and that’s neat and all because i like worldbuilding and all that jazz but wouldn’t it be fun if they just. couldn’t do that?

i want a story where humans encounter an alien who frustrates them because they don’t know enough to tell them anything concrete

like humans will ask “tell us about politics in your planet!” and the alien’s all “uh… hold on it’s been a while since i took gov. um….”

"what sorts of plants grow on your planet?"

"i dunno i grew up in the suburbs. they’re like… purple? idk what you want me to say"

"tell us about the culture on your planet!"

"do you have any idea how many fucking countries are back home, i don’t even know where to begin"

"your planet is obviously much more scientifically and technologically advanced than ours. is it possible for you to enlighten us on certain matters concerning space travel, or would that be a form of interference you must avoid?"

"naw it’s cool, it’s just that, um, i’m a philosophy major"

yessss

April 13 2014, 04:02 PM   •   47,515 notes   •   Via   •   Source

elementals-ao3:

auntievel:

Stargate Universe

S1E5 - Light

Destiny heads toward a star.  The hopeful survivors’ shuttle leaves the Destiny headed to a planet.  Eli arranges for a kino to video the Destiny from the outside as the shuttle leaves.

the LIGHTING on this SHOW.

April 13 2014, 12:28 PM   •   57 notes   •   Via   •   Source