Archive for September, 2014

MBTI: Jon Snow- ISFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 09/22/2014 by McCutcheon

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Spoilers! You’ve been warned!

Fitting the ‘Solemn ISFP Hero‘ mold, Jon Snow is simultaneous royalty and a bastard, as no one will let him forget. A man (or boy) of principles similar to his father but with a bit more compassion over honor, Jon doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty with a sword though he never takes a life without knowing full well why he’s doing it.

The ISFP hero strikes again! With a constant somber attitude, Jon’s dedication to the Wall and his family is a nice place to begin when describing the ISFP trait of quietly desiring to please, yet refusing to be controlled or control others. Instead he opts to act (Se) by his values (Fi) and he ends up a leader still. Continue reading

MBTI: Ned Stark- ISTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , on 09/22/2014 by McCutcheon

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Spoilers! You’ve been warned!

About the only thoroughly noble character in the entire series, Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark’s goal in life was a simple one- rule Winterfell and live a long, peaceful life. Of course that didn’t happen, as his induction into the capital as Robert’s Hand of the King eventually led to his death.

But the fact also remains that while everyone else chose to slither around like a bunch of snakes to get something they wanted, Ned played the role of the steadfast ISTJ, that doesn’t see how life is worth living unless you have your honor and principles to keep you strong. Continue reading

MBTI: Game of Thrones Week

Posted in MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , on 09/22/2014 by McCutcheon

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After several requests and having about eight people in my immediate circle constantly telling me to watch Game of Thrones, I finally gave in. And not only is it a great show, the number of characters to type makes it an MBTI goldmine, covering seasons 1-4.

The story! The stabbings! The bewbs and the betrayal! All wrapped up in a setting I’ve never really been a big fan of but that’s partly a testament to how good it is, that it can make you care about things you weren’t interested in.

So this coming week, expect your favorite characters to be typed and analyzed. And your least favorite characters. JOFFREEEEEY!!!

ZRE Podcast #32- A Walk Among the Tombstones/The Maze Runner

Posted in Podcasts, Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 09/19/2014 by McCutcheon

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Spoilers Ahead!

You could either go for a walk among tombstones or a run through the maze, the choice is yours. The walk is pretty simple and straight forward while the maze might have too many turns at the wrong time to be enjoyable. Playing on words! Continue reading

Movie Review: The Maze Runner

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 09/19/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Dylen O’Brien, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images, Running time 113 minutes, Action/Sci-fi

Compare to: Divergent (2014)

Young adult adapted films seem to be second runner to comic book movies these days. They’re always coming out, since Harry Potter and The Hunger Games proved to be highly profitable, it’s just a matter of whether or not its worth your time.

Getting to the point, this will be well worth your kids’ time, providing the right kind of suspense and action needed to keep’em pressed to their seat, though older audience members may be left wanting. Continue reading

Movie Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 09/19/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Adam David Thompson

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity, Running time 113 minutes, Action/Crime/Thriller

Compare to: Death Wish (1974), Ransom (1996)

Liam Neeson being in a movie these days usually means two things: Someone or some people will be kidnapped or taken hostage with the second sure thing being Liam Neeson will indefinitely beat some people up to make sure everyone is safe.

But while the majority of Neeson action/thrillers are worth watching maybe once, Tombstones has a bit more going for it. There’s not a massive secret waiting to be revealed every other corner, but that gets old anyway, doesn’t it? Continue reading

MBTI: Spike Spiegel- ISTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 09/18/2014 by McCutcheon

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What could sum up the entire character of the Cowboy Bebop protagonist isn’t even in the series itself, but what was said about the creation of Spike Spiegel’s name. Said producers of the show in the complex and highly complicated route they took in coming up with it- “It sounded cool.”

Spike’s lifestyle is one that affords him a simultaneous rush and laziness, which couldn’t be better suited to fit the ISTP lifestyle. Don’t confine them to a chair and computer, but don’t expect them to be searching for a rush 24/7 either.

Actually, just expect them to do whatever they feel like doing at the moment, which could also describe Spike pretty well. Continue reading

Game of Thrones, Season 1 Review

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 09/15/2014 by McCutcheon

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Took me long enough, didn’t it? These days, hearing news or watching a show that’s been on for four years is pretty much waiting a lifetime for your friends who want to talk about it. Yet now that I’m watching it is when I’m telling them to shut UP about it so they don’t ruin everything.

That being said it took me a very short time to finish Game of Thrones season one, because, as you know, it’s awesome. I keep thinking it’s like a Medieval Watchemen. Continue reading

MBTI: Jedi and Sith- Feelers and Thinkers

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/11/2014 by McCutcheon

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When it comes to Star Wars, specifically Jedi, everybody knows you’ve got to “Trust your feelings.”

And as often as people say they’d be an awesome Jedi (or even claim it as a religion), who would actually make a good Jedi? When asked certain questions like “Would you rather be a Jedi or “fill in the blank with a superpower?” Jedi is usually the answer…until they’re reminded being a Jedi require constant training. Suddenly there’s this look on their face that just says disappointedly, “…Oh.

So going by type, let’s take a look at what the reality of it is.

Reality“- Ha!

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MBTI: Man of Steel’s ENFP Versus the Comics’ ESTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , on 09/10/2014 by McCutcheon

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DC movies (All released by Warner Bros, of course) tend to have a very peculiar way with their big screen adaptions of famous characters. While Marvel Studios has attempted to make you feel like you’re watching talking breathing versions of characters, the DC movies all seem to be attempting to bring their heroes into the “real world.”

What this means to you is of course, up to you, but it’s going to make for some changes to the characters as well. We’ve seen how it’s affected the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, but now it’s time for the in-your-face, plucky reporter of The Daily Planet, Lois Lane!

Does anyone use “plucky” anymore? I never have, up until just now. Continue reading