Thursday, August 18, 2016

labels & loyalties & fandoms, oh my

So, this post may be kinda weird, but I got to thinking, and realized that there are lots of little ways that people categorize themselves. This can be in deep and meaningful ways, or just downright silly stuff; in this post, we're going to focus only on the lighter side. So begins our journey into the wonderful world of labels and loyalties!

Let's be real, this is going to be a post entirely about fandoms, isn't it?



Why, yes, yes it is.



Spoiler Alert: 
*Spoilers for both Twilight and The Hunger Games appear below*

LEGGO



Slytherin: So, many moons ago, when I was just a young lass, I took the Harry Potter Sorting Quiz. The official one. The one that means business. THE BIG LEAGUES. Anyway, to my great surprise, I was sorted into Slytherin house! Slytherin! I mean, I had hoped for Ravenclaw, at least, but Slytherin? It made me feel devious. A little guilty. WAS I EVIL?



So, that was a thing. Then, like a month ago, I got serious -- I thought, "No, this was a fluke. I am not Slytherin. I am Ravenclaw. Gryffindor, maybe? But not Slytherin. Not me, no way." I went so far as to create an entire new Pottermore account just to re-sort myself and see where I'd land. And, well...Slytherin. Eh, might as well embrace it.



Team Edward: Back in high school, Twilight was mega popular. MEGA. But then New Moon came along, and forced everyone to choose: Team Edward, or Team Jacob? (Side Note: What is it about these fandoms and fictional realms that force you to choose a side? I would like to think that it has something to do with brand loyalty and creating obsessive tendencies in adolescents, but I already declared this post *un-deep* and ain't nobody got time for that.)



So, I pick Edward. Edward everytime. Not only because Taylor Lautner isn't that great of an actor, but because Edward and Bella were meant to be. It was fate, they were soul mates, yada yada yada. Let's move on.



#nothingtoseehere



Spiderman: Ok, this one I will defend. What superhero is cooler than Spiderman? (Do not say Superman. You are wrong.) Spiderman can not only scale walls, but he is also a journalist, and a great photographer to boot! He's sassy, clever, looks great in red, and was also played by Andrew Garfield in two of the film adaptations. I rest my case.



Gale Hawthorne: Ok, this one irked me. Peeta was a rad guy and all, but Gale and Katniss were supposed to be together. Sure, Peeta saved Katniss multiple times. And yeah, Peeta was pretty selfless. And alright, we can all appreciate the fact that Peeta volunteered as tribute. But Gale was Katniss's best friend. They hunted together! He loved Prim! He was hardcore. What's not to love?



THAT SUMMER TAN THO



INFJ/Introvert: This last label is a little less silly. (I promise I won't get too deep on you.) If you haven't taken the Meyers Briggs personality quiz, I would highly encourage you to go ahead and do so. (My family laughs at me because I'm constantly trying to get them to take this quiz and they won't, haha.) But I discovered that I am an INFJ personality type, which is apparently pretty rare. Who knew? (My friend Sophie recently wrote a post about being INFJ that you can read here.) Also, I am most definitely an introvert. But that probably comes as no surprise.



+ So there you have it, I have officially labeled myself. But what about you? What "groups" do you belong to? Are you also an INFJ? A Slytherin? Or something different? Let me know down in the comments!!

14 comments:

  1. I love this!!!! Okay I'll do it:)

    I'm a Ravenclaw! I used to get different results all the time, but now I've started to get Ravenclaw every time.

    I actually never read Twilight- I kind of refused, haha. So I can't pick a team there!

    I actually know nothing about superheros, soooo.... >.<

    YES YES YES YOU GET ME. Like, don't get me wrong, I love Peeta. But I always just felt so terrible for Gale, gosh.

    INFP/ISFP- I go back and forth, but I'm some strange blend of the two, haha.

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    1. Aw thank you! :) And oh my goodness, you never read Twilight? That was a crucial emotional part of my high school years, haha. It was the silliest fad, but those movies definitely made me laugh lol And I'm so glad you like Gale, too! HE WAS THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY haha

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  2. Hello, fellow Slytherin. :) Unlike you, when I first took the test, i was ecstatic that I had gotten Slytherin (though I did expect to get Ravenclaw). Apparently INFPs want to be hardcore, but only end up being little antisocial cinnamon rolls. XD

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    1. YES SLYTHERIN FRIEND! I really am starting to embrace it now. I guess I am meant for the dark side? Haha! INFPs and INFJS must be similar, then, because I am an antisocial cinnamon roll every day of my life.

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  3. I am also an introvert. But more labels for me: A Jedi Knight, a Viking, GoT hyper - fan, TeamLoki, TeamMarvel. :D

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    1. Ooh I still need to see the Thor movies, Loki seems pretty rad. And yay for being an introvert! :)

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  4. Gryffindor, Team Edward, Spider-Man BUT Peeta all the way man. I get your argument but I think b/c they were best friends it actually goes against them. Sometimes when a guy and a girl are best friends from child age, it makes their relationship more brotherly and sisterly. That's the vibe I got from them.

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    1. YUS TEAM EDWARD. And I can see what you mean about the bro/sis thing. That's a really good point! Peeta was super cool, too :)

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  5. It is kinda funny how we label ourselves with these little things, isn't it? This post was funnnn. And I am Ravenclaw, although I think I'm more Hufflepuff. I didn't do Twilight, but I would've probably chosen Edward because Taylor is a terrible actor. I chose Team Peeta because Gale and Katniss made each other depressed. But really, I didn't like either of them that much. And I'm an ESFJ. My sister is close to you as an INFP and she too loves the personality test thing. I get it all confused!

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    1. It is super odd! I was thinking about that recently. Like who are these outside forces demanding my allegiances? lol Thank you! And you're so on point - Taylor IS a bad actor. Like, truly bad. Hmm, yeah, now that you mention it...Gale and Katniss did have their drama, haha!

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  6. Hi five! I'm INFJ too! and yeah, I heard only a very small percentage of people are INFJ. You make a really interesting point about there always having to be some choice to make, like Team Edward v Team Jacob. It's like these writers thrive on our anguish!

    Aida
    xx

    KidisAlright

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    1. YES! :) Another INFJ! :D I love it. I think writers definitely do want to make us loyal to one side over the other for sure. Clever people they are!

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  7. I'm an INFJ, Ravenclaw, Team Peeta. XD Yay for another INFJ! ^ ^

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