Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” said Rowling. “The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway. — J.K. Rowling
Thor 2 has finally found a new director after firing Patty Jenkins (Monster) over ‘creative differences’. Director Alan Taylor, best known for his work on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will reportedly step in and take Jenkins’ place. Jenkins got canned in early December reportedly because of a “lack of clarity in her [creative] choices”. Marvel Studios of course has an infamous reputation for doing whatever they want after getting into rough financial negotiations with Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard, and Scarlett Johansson while having both Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreauopt out of directing sequels. Jenkins would have been the first female to direct a major superhero tentpole film and Natalie Portman, who is a close friend of Jenkins’, is reportedly very upset at the way things panned out. It seems Marvel Studios even though they’ve only put out five independent films so far is already getting big-headed when it comes to managing talent. Welcome to Hollywood. Given Marvel’s fine display of hubris let’s take a look at the excessive arrogance of one of their most beloved characters Thor the God of Thunder and his mischievous half-brother Loki.
Thor Odinson is the Crown Prince of the mystical realm of Asgard. Thor is based off of the Norse God of Thunder, and acts accordingly. A brave and mighty warrior Thor won many battles as a child, growing headstrong and proud. In his arrogance, Thor put his realm and people on the brink of war after breaking a truce with Asgard‘s enemies the Frost Giants. Teaching his son a lesson in humility, Thor’s father Odinbanished him to earth, and stripped him of his powers. Thor came back humble, gentle, empathetic, and sympathetic to his fellow man. Altruistic, enthusiastic, inspirational, and yet fiercely independent, Thor is undoubtedly a Champion Idealist. Indeed Thor’s high-spirited attitude and warm enthusiasm for defending his realm is often mistaken for arrogance, a typical problem with most Champions. Thor was only able to wield his hammer Mjolnir ‘the day that great deeds of selfless valor had proved him worthy of it’. Indeed only those ‘pure of heart‘ are able to wield Thor’s mystical hammer. A hopeless romantic, Thor fell deeply in love with the Goddess Sif before the age of 20. Thor has undoubtedly proven himself as self-sacrificing over the years, most notably in the subject of his mischievous kid-brother Loki. Indeed Loki has made countless attempts at Thor’s life, but Thor however always spares Loki, hoping (to no avail) that Loki has learned his lesson. Indeed Thor has tireless faith in his fellow man, and time and time again Thor is sacrificing himself to save innocent people from Loki or any other dangers for that matter, as he will no doubt do in The Avengers.
Thor’s villainous step-brotherLoki aptly named after the Norse God of Mischief starts off as a resentful and jealousAsgardian Prince but evolves into a truly loathsome and malevolent evil genius. Growing up step-brother to the Mighty Thor indeed left Loki with a tragic sense of inferiority and not belonging. What he lacked in physical strength and bravery however, he eventually made up for in cunning and malice. Always strategizing and conceiving ingenious schemes and plots, The Asgardian God of Mischief is undoubtedly a Mastermind Rational. Diabolically ingenious, highly pragmatic, outstandingly intelligent, and a powerful sorcerer, Loki finds ‘difficulties highly stimulating’, as do other Masterminds, as he loves responding to a problem that requires a ‘creative solution’. Being the God of Mischief, Loki indeed seems to thoroughly enjoy creating problems for himself, and is well-equipped to solve them. Finding out that he was actually an adopted Frost Giant, Loki became wrought with feelings of abandonment. Indeed Loki’s malicious and malevolent behavior are quite reminiscent of David Keirsey‘s ‘distracting rituals’ that serve as defense mechanisms for hiding one’s shame. Loki’s arch-villainy and ascension into madness can be seen in Marvel’s upcoming The Avengers.
These Idealist-Rational relationships do not always remain harmonious, of course. Conflicts of NF emotional expressiveness against NT self-control, of NF intuition against NT logic, and of NF ethical or humanitarian concerns against NT technical pragmatics can prove challenging. — Please Understand Me II, p. 238
Sherlock Holmes is a London-based private detective world renowned for his astute logical reasoning, his skills in the art of disguise, and his use of forensic science to solve cases. Holmes prides himself on his ability to successfully draw large conclusions from minuscule observations. Holmes is described by his dear friend Watson as ‘Bohemian‘: a very eccentric man “with no regard for contemporary standards“. “What appears to others as chaos, however, is to Holmes a wealth of useful information.” Indeed Holmes finds solving complex problems highly stimulating, and has an insatiable hunger for knowledge. Certainly Sherlock Holmes‘ innovative attitude causes him to bend the truth and rules quite often, all of course on behalf of solving cases. While Holmes’ demeanor often comes across as that of a distant or cold intellectual, while in the midst of an interesting adventure Holmes is capable of remarkable passion and can even display a flair for showmanship. Highly eccentric, extremely intellectual, possessing an innovative attitude and entrepreneurial spiritSherlock Holmes is the quintessentialInventor Rational. Indeed Holmes‘ often relies on his talent for improvisation and expedient action, as do most Inventors, a habit that often gets him into trouble. Not to worry though, as Inventors like Holmes’ entrepreneurial spirit often miraculously gets them out of the jams they put themselves in. However, so does his dear friend Watson.
Doctor John H. Watson is Holmes’ faithful companion and trusty sidekick, and also Holmes‘ dearest and oldest friend. Watsonchronicles the majority of Holmes’ professional ventures, and is the narrator in most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s novels. Watson is described as a capable and brave companion to Holmes, while also serving as a skilled sharpshooter and a talented doctor and surgeon. Though the two companions have a close relationship, Holmes’ often appears to abuse Watson and take him for granted. Watson often attempts to solve crimes on his own using Holmes’ method, with moderate success. Though Watsonnever masters Holmes’ deductive methods, he is astute enough to follow his good friends line of reasoning. Watson essentially serves as solid and consistentmoral and physical support for his dear friend Sherlock Holmes. Extremely dependable, highly attentive, and overwhelmingly patient serving as a great source of strength and stability for Holmes Doctor John Watson is undoubtedly an Inspector Guardian. Indeed Watson puts up with quite a bit from his dear friend Sherlock Holmes, but offers thoroughness, detail, legality, and order to compliment the innovative talents of his esteemed colleague.
Guardians are comfortable with the Rationals’ skeptical attitude and obsession with their work, which seem very much like their own pessimism and sense of duty; they often admire the NTs ingenuity, which is such a reach from their own reliance on by-the-book routine. Please Understand Me II, p. 227-228
Holmes was a man of habits… and I had become one of them… a comrade… upon whose nerve he could place some reliance… a whetstone for his mind. I stimulated him… If I irritated him by a certain methodical slowness in my mentality, that irritation served only to make his own flame-like intuitions and impressions flash up the more vividly and swiftly. Such was my humble role in our alliance.
Demi Guynes Moorewas part of the Brat Pack of teenage actors rising to fame in the 1980’s. In the 1990’s she became the highest paid actress in Hollywood earning a salary of over 10$ million. Demi is known mostly for defying convention with her highly controversial nude Vanity Fair cover page, and her sexually-charged roles like those in Striptease and Disclosure. Bold, daring, audacious, and highly enterprisingDemi Moore is undoubtedly a Promoter Artisan. Certainly Demi is “socially sophisticated” and “suave and polished”. Promoters like Demi are “master manipulators” of the people around them, as: “people are instruments in the hands of Promoters, and they play them artistically.” As evidenced of course by Demi marrying a young teenage heart-throb half her age in the peak of his career. Indeed it seems that Demi got the better end of this deal by a long shot, as through Ashton she was able to continue living in the spotlight, have him help raise her kids, and then ends up leaving with a bunch of his money. Two And A Half Men airs Mondays 9/8c on CBS.
“Two SPs live primarily in the same world, the world of external, physical reality, speaking the same language of concrete objects, and they also share each other’s childlike love of fun and excitement. Two SPs have so many interests and activities in common—travel, sports, parties, shows, clothes, and so on—that they can come together as playmates in a way not possible with persons of other temperament. The only problem is that, with both partners living and playing so hard—going so fast in the same direction—they can quickly exhaust each other and lose interest. This pattern of two Artisans lighting up the sky brightly and then burning out and falling apart is a familiar one.” Please Understand Me II, p. 219
I say whatever I think and whatever is on my mind, and I just hope that it comes out good. I just try to have a lot of fun.