Archive for July, 2014

MBTI: Being Sure of Your Type

Posted in MBTI Whatever with tags , on 07/31/2014 by Taylor

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To take away from the message that might come across as too serious or judgmental to some, all pictures in this post are Calvin and Hobbes strips of characters talking out of their butts.

In my experience (I’ve got like, so much), there are a lot of people out there who don’t know themselves very well. It’s not a sin, per se, but in the world of MBTI, knowing yourself and all that comes with that big ol’ mess that you are, it’s key to understand others so you should get acquainted with yourself too.

Yet there are still those who not only don’t quite have a grasp on it, they’re persistent in spreading what they don’t know to others. What does this do? It creates more confusion, that’s what it does.

But how can we be sure of our type? Well there are several ways. Continue reading

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MBTI: MBTI’s Limits and the Three Levels of Personality

Posted in MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , on 07/30/2014 by Taylor

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One thing that’s great about MBTI is that it allows me an immediate window to a person’s general understanding of the world. It’s can lead to an open-ended discussion about a person that allows all parties to join in. On one hand, we’re talking about something I’m interested in (MBTI) and something they’re interested in at the same time (Themselves!).

But what are the limits and full extensions of MBTI? Certainly it’s more than merely a conversation topic, while a generalized test based on one’s own answers can only go so far, right? How can we know someone better than a complex system of stereotypes? Continue reading

Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer/Posters

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 07/28/2014 by Taylor

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As I say as often as I post movie news of any sort, I normally don’t do that kind of thing. But man, if this thing doesn’t get me excited. Seriously, I’ve been tired of constantly hearing about “OOH guys, guess what? Mad Max is coming out! Maybe a video game, too! Does THAT get you excited? Huh? Does it??”

Well, it didn’t up until now. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #26: Hercules and Lucy

Posted in Podcasts, Reviews! with tags , , , , , , , , on 07/28/2014 by Taylor

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Or as I like to call them, “Strong Man” and “Smart Lady.”

Just an overview of the 7/25 movies released, Hercules and Lucy. Sure, too many jokes and logical fallacies can ruin a movie, but if you know how to balance them all, it really only makes so much of a difference to your film.

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Movie Review: Lucy

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 07/25/2014 by Taylor

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Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-Sik Choi, Amr Waked

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality, Running time 90 minutes, Action/Sci-fi

Compare to: Limitless (2011), Transcendence (2014)

When a movie is based on a dated scientific principle, it can be a bit difficult to swallow whatever we’re given from that point on. And seeing as how Lucy‘s tagline is the story as well, then accepting what we’re shown can also be a big pill to swallow.

Though Hercules’ (Also opening today) strengths relied so much on Dwayne Johnson and his ability to look like a demigod, Lucy has Johansson at the center with attention paid much more to the things that happen around her, some of which is happening to her, while other things she causes. The result of this is a movie that makes sense if you’re speaking director/writer Luc Besson’s language.

And it’s the fun with this question that the movie has. Continue reading

Movie Review: Hercules

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 07/25/2014 by Taylor

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Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Askel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes

Rated PG-13 for for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity, Running time 98 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: Clash of the Titans (2010), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

Placing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (I never know what to call him anymore) in a film is similar to placing Arnold Schwarzenegger in a role; no matter what the script originally called for, however simple or complex the character was meant to be, it’s now The Rock. He hardly changes from film to film, which is to be taken however you feel about him to begin with.

So the strength of the film itself lies with Johnson’s performance and presence. He certainly looks the part of a demigod but the guts and grit it pretends to have is overcome with cliches in a desire to make something safe and formulaic. Unfortunately. Continue reading

MBTI: Weaknesses and Opposites- SP and NT

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 07/23/2014 by Taylor

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And here’s what’s effectively “Part 2.” If you don’t want to see the “SJ and NF” because you’re only here to read about yourself (and you’re a selfish jerk, yada yada yada…), at least check out the beginning of it. It might help clear up exactly what we’re talking about. Continue reading