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TLK Baby Card by MountainLygon
TLK Baby Card
A card I made for a friend.  Complete card now available for sale.  Inside message reads, "May He who lives in you watch over and bless your newest joy."

TLK (c) Disney
Art (c) me
Art is original to me, and though heavily referenced, was not traced.
Pixar  ISFP - Remy by MountainLygon
Pixar ISFP - Remy
With this, I've officially finished the last of the introverts.  Just three extroverts to go, and I'll have all 16.  Stay tuned for Junior Asparagus, Astrid and Iroh.  In the meantime, let's take a look at Ratatouille's Remy.

If I had to assign a personality type to France, it would be ISFP.  And Remy embodies this.  Passionate, expressive, individualistic, and frequently stereotyped by outsiders, Remy and France have a lot in common.  Which is why I suppose it's fitting that he lives there.

Dominant Fi - Introverted Feeling
Fi is the function of individuality and moral identity.  In Remy, this is expressed in being proud of who he is as a chef with an acute sense of smell, as well as his aversion to stealing food--especially when said food is of such low quality as is typically found in a dumpster.  Remy is unique among rats, and rather than try and suppress his identity in order to fit in, he is unafraid to stand out.  He doesn't mind being different.  He doesn't like to pick fights, but he refuses to back down when a fundamental part of his identity is challenged.

Auxiliary Se - Extroverted Sensing
Remy has many gifts, one of the most prominent of which being his highly developed sense of smell.  He is able to pick out individual ingredients in a culinary masterpiece.  His Se gives him a love of the finer pleasures of life, particularly food.  He greatly admires humans for their ability to create works of art with food, and strives to achieve the highest level of culinary artistry that he can.  Remy sees a beauty in the world that goes unnoticed by his cynical father and easily distracted brother.  And he wants to share it with them.

Tertiary Ni - Introverted iNtuition
As Ni is focused on the future, in the tertiary position it may result in the user not always thinking things through in the heat of a creative moment.  But as it develops, Ni balances out Se and works with Fi to make the ISFP a tenacious go-getter.  Ni also provides an instinct, allowing the ISFP to simply "know" what combinations of colors or flavors will work best in a piece.  Remy, being a rat, relies heavily on his instinct to survive.  But in the kitchen, he uses it to improve on the best and the worst of Gusteau's recipes.  He is even able to turn a disaster into the biggest hit the restaurant has had since its founder died, simply by operating on Se and Ni.

Inferior Te - Extroverted Thinking
Rational does not describe Remy.  He demonstrates an inferior Te in his tendency to put his artistic expression above his safety, resulting in compromising the safety of his family and the reputation of his friends.  It may be some time before Remy develops the logic necessary to balance out his individualism.  But that's not to say he is incapable of seeing logic.  He sees it; he just doesn't have much use for the cynic's brand of it, much to Django's chagrin.  Remy's logic is subject to his expressiveness.  What makes the most sense to him depends on how useful it is to his identity as an artist.
Animated INTP - Twilight Sparkle by MountainLygon
Animated INTP - Twilight Sparkle
Yeah, everybody knows Twilight's an INTP.  But I couldn't settle on anyone else.  Sokka's too ambiverted to know for certain if he uses Ne or Ti more, and while I am a Disney nerd and have quite a bit of knowledge of Dreamworks characters, I have not analyzed every single one of them closely enough to know precisely who is and is not an INTP.  I could have used Fear from Inside Out, but I've already used that movie twice.  I have a two-use limit.  That said, let me know in the comments if you'd like to see me analyze Iroh (ENFJ) or Piandao (ISFP).  I will not be using both of them.

But anyway, let's take a look at what makes Twilight such an exemplary INTP.

Dominant Ti - Introverted Thinking
Twilight is a prime example of a Ti dom.  She is very analytical, sifting through all information she takes in according to what is logical and practical.  If it is both, she sends it on to her auxiliary function.  Twilight has a tendency to disregard anything that doesn't make near-immediate sense to her.  She internalizes things very well--too well, in fact--and tries very hard to figure out the logic behind them.  If after her analysis she can't find any logic to a concept, she considers it to be a waste of her time.

Auxiliary Ne - Extroverted iNtuition
If a concept gets past Twilight's Ti, it gets stored away for future use by her Ne.  Ne is very good at supporting Judging functions, providing inspiration for the use of any and all information processed by dominant Judging functions.  Combined with the analytical Ti, Ne often results in a very inventive personality, able to deconstruct and find many different applications for a single concept.  Ne is often easily distracted, and in Twilight this shows up in her ability to be sidetracked by a new and interesting fact.  The flipside of being easily distracted is hyper-focus to the point of obsession, and Twilight has demonstrated this no fewer than three times since moving to Ponyville.

Tertiary Si - Introverted Sensing
In my blog discussing the differences between the INTP Twilight and the INTJ Moondancer, I discuss how each mare's respective tertiary function serves to make her response to social rejection very different.  To repeat what I said about Twilight's tertiary Si, "The INTP may develop a habit of alienating a friend without even realizing it. She may continue to be oblivious to her social faux pas until it’s pointed out to her in no uncertain terms....Part of it is due to the INTP’s tertiary function, Si. When in the process of developing, Si may cause the INTP to assess a situation with the question, 'Have I ever needed this before, or have I always gotten along fine without it?' If the INTP has always gotten along fine without something in the past, she may deem it as irrelevant to her now."  Twilight's gotten better about this, obviously, and her Si is developing into a fine complement for her Ne, allowing her to draw from past experiences in order to best determine which course of action to take in the future.

Inferior Fe - Extroverted Feeling
I don't know of many characters who exemplify their Fe in an inferior position as...shall we say...stereotypically as Twilight does.  This is demonstrated in one of her very first scenes, and comes back to bite her in season five.  Fe is a very empathetic function, balancing out Ti by helping it to recognize when it has been insensitive, putting rationality above relationship.  Ti likes to be right, and may not always know when it has hurt someone in its insistence.  Fe is willing to put aside its right to be right in order to maintain harmony.  For Twilight, learning to stop using the term "actually" during those moments when it's more important to just let a friend make her point is a difficult lesson (The episode "Feeling Pinkie Keen" is a prime example).  Introverts in general are very good at listening, but the Ti dom may listen for technical mistakes in the other person's message, rather than to the heart of the message.  This is something Twilight has worked hard to overcome.  Twilight is learning to use her Fe at a young age, which is necessary for her as a princess of Equestria.  Fortunately, she has the help of her more diplomatic friends, such as Cadance, Fluttershy and Rarity, in learning this skill.
Dreamworks INFP - Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III by MountainLygon
Dreamworks INFP - Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
Hello, world!  We are the INFPs!  We represent about 4% of the population, but because of our idealism, we are each so unique as to believe ourselves to be one in a million.  And really, that's just what each of us are.  Hiccup here is no different.  His cleverness has occasionally gotten him typed as an INTP, and his ability to talk both dragons and people down has also resulted in his being typed as an INFJ.  Which are the two types the INFP most commonly mistypes as.  So this analysis will focus on why Hiccup is decidedly on Team Idealist.

Dominant Fi - Introverted Feeling
What makes each individual INFP so unique is what their Fi chooses to focus on.  Fi is the moral foundation function.  Fi doms identify themselves according to an internal moral code on which they will not compromise.  For Hiccup, that moral code is based on trying to find a way to coexist with the inhabitants of his world.  He is trying to fit in while still maintaining his uniqueness, and reconcile his people's differences to the differences of other cultures, be they dragon or human.  He seeks to understand others; to touch the very core of their beings and bring out their potential.  And while his Fi makes him low conflict and causes him to prefer to avoid leadership, he is an incredibly adept leader because of his ability to sympathize with others, see things from their perspective, and help them realize the potential they have within.

Auxiliary Ne - Extroverted iNtuition
Ne users are people of many and varied ideas.  They are clever and resourceful, and consider multiple futures.  This makes them very good at creating and inventing.  Hiccup is introduced as the inventor of Berk, with the first movie dedicated to showcasing this ability that makes him rather unique among his tribe.  He is also easily distracted by his own shifting ideas, while at the same time able to become hyper-focused to the point of obsession.  Combining this love of potential with his desire to recognize that potential in others makes Hiccup a very effective diplomat and trainer.  It also makes him very altruistic, seeking to create a perfect world where dragons and humans live in harmony.

Tertiary Si - Introverted Sensing
By the second movie, Hiccup has aged to the point where he is beginning to develop his tertiary function, which balances out his auxiliary.  He has settled into a new normal, and greatly values the familiarity.  He has begun to look to patterns of the past to determine his course for the future.  If he is not careful, his Si can combine with his Fi to cause him to avoid things he needs to address sooner rather than later.  This is because his Si has him convinced that since he has been so socially awkward in the past that he will continue to be so in the future, and thus he is reluctant to take on more responsibilities expected of him as the chief's son.  His newfound reliance on tradition will help guide him in choosing which of his many ideas to implement, helping to make him a very effective leader.

Inferior Te - Extroverted Thinking
The fact that the most ambitious of functions is their inferior is a large part of the reason INFPs are reluctant to accept leadership roles.  Hiccup demonstrates pretty much every trait associated with an inferior Te.  In addition to preferring to avoid sudden leadership, he also tends to act irrationally when one of his most closely held values is challenged.  Te is very logical, which means Hiccup is also capable of being very logical.  However, his logic is subject to his ideals, and he does sometimes ignore or try to reconstitute logic that contradicts his ideals in some way.  As Hiccup grows older, his Te will better complement his Fi, allowing him to be both practical and sympathetic.  Age and experience will also draw out Te's inherent leadership skills.  In short, Hiccup will soon fully realize his own potential.  The transition will be uncomfortable, but the result will be beautiful.
Pixar ENTJ - Mr. Incredible by MountainLygon
Pixar ENTJ - Mr. Incredible
At long last, an aversion to the usual hero/villain personality dynamic.  Whenever you see an xNFP and xNTJ on opposite sides, it is almost always the xNFP who is the hero and the xNTJ who is the villain.  But Pixar's The Incredibles averts this beautifully by pitting an ENTJ hero against an ENFP villain.  The aversion and subversion of tropes and cliches is one of the things that has made Pixar stories so wonderfully refreshing, and is a major part of the reason they have secured my loyalty despite covering topics that do not inherently interest me greatly.  Yes, it's true, I'm not big on superhero movies.  But I love The Incredibles.  It sits third on my list of favorite Pixar films.  And the dynamic the ENTJ Bob Parr, aka Mr. Incredible, has with the ENFP Syndrome, aka Buddy Pine, is one of the primary reasons I enjoyed this film so much.  In a future analysis of MBTI villains, I will discuss why I believe Syndrome to be an ENFP.  But for the time being, let's look at our hero dad.

Dominant Te - Extroverted Thinking
Mr. Incredible is living his dream.  He has respect, admiration and the ability to work hard to maintain his dream.  Or at least he did, before the whole fiasco with a young Buddy Pine resulted in the quashing of his dream.  But that didn't stop him from working hard to support his family.  When given the chance to return to his ambitious lifestyle, he jumps at the opportunity.  Bob is a natural leader, and despite the secrecy, he still takes a rather practical approach to his new "job."  When his family joins him on his mission, he slips into the role of team leader so seamlessly that one would think they'd collaborated and planned out the whole mission months ahead of time.  Bob is also very efficient, able to track his time and respond to calls for help accordingly while still maintaining his civilian schedule, even if as a younger man he failed to account for fanboys eating up his time unexpectedly.

Auxiliary Ni - Introverted iNtuition
Bob focuses on one dream at a time.  He's achieved his dream of raising a family; now he wants to fulfill his dream of returning to superhero work.  When given the chance to do so, Bob recognizes challenges he needs to overcome, such as getting in shape, and commits himself to clearing those hurdles.  In the field, he relies greatly on his gut instinct to decide what course of action to take, and very rarely does his instinct fail him.  Even when it does, he is generally able to turn a negative situation to his favor, as Te/Ni users are so well noted for doing.

Tertiary Se - Extroverted Sensing
Now in his 40s, Bob has very nearly finished developing his tertiary function, which helps him remain keenly aware of the world around him and the reality of his current situation.  Se acts as a balance to Ni, keeping Bob rooted in the present without causing him to lose sight of the singular future goal he is pursuing.  In the tertiary position, Se begs for more recognition than the ENTJ often gives it, but when Bob does indulge in sensory delights, he does so fully (Pixar even dedicates half of his training montage to this).  When used in conjunction with Te and Ni, Se helps Bob understand what is practical and logical in the moment vs. what will be practical and logical in the near future, thus allowing him to utilize present and future circumstances.

Inferior Fi - Introverted Feeling
Thinkers don't generally like to be considered emotional, as they often don't see the practicality of it and regard it as a weakness.  And Thinkers hate being seen as weak.  Especially if they're superheroes.  And in the inferior position, a Feeling function is indeed a weakness, at least until it's developed.  Bob is starting to explore his inferior function, and when Syndrome forces Bob's emotions and moral values to the surface, the sudden use of Fi is uncomfortable and even heart-rending for Mr. Incredible.  It is at this point of reckoning that Bob realizes that his identity is rooted in his family, but also that, as a hero, he cannot allow potentially losing them to turn him into a monster.  He makes it clear to his wife that he does not think he can endure truly losing his family, due to his inferior Fi, and his greatest fear is that their loss would destroy him and cause him to destroy others' lives in turn.


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Atarah Derek
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For as long as I can remember, I have loved animation, and Disney animation in particular.  My love affair with Disney began when I was two.  That was the year The Little Mermaid was released in theaters.  Today, my all-time favorite movie remains what in my opinion is the greatest film of the Disney animation Renaissance, The Lion King.  Actually, it’s Disney’s greatest film ever.  In recent years, I’ve fallen in love with Disney and Pixar’s animated short films.  And as traditional animation is my first love, the shorts I love the most are animated by hand.  So I was delighted to see the release of some of Disney’s more recent shorts as a collection; one that included several traditionally animated stories, and two that combine traditional, hand-drawn animation with CGI animation.  Now, I actually bought the collection for one short in particular:The Little Matchgirl, a Hans Christian Anderson tale that is beautifully sad and joyful, and is told entirely with music and visuals.  But I’ll be sharing what I thought of the collection as a whole, and possibly giving a detailed review of each short at a later date.

Each of the films in this collection are featured at the head of a Disney film released on Blu-Ray.  The Little Matchgirl joins fellow HCA story The Little Mermaid on her Blu-Ray premier.  I don’t have that movie on Blu-Ray (a fact I shall have to remedy at some point in the future), so I was very happy to find my favorite onion-chopping short in this collection.  And I got to enjoy 11 other shorts, three of which (Paperman, Get a Horse and Feast) I already own along with the featuring film they accompany.  How does the collection stack up?  For the most part, quite beautifully.  It contains shorts with rough, unpolished animation that hearkens back to the days of Aristocats, Jungle Book and Robin Hood.  It also features continuations of the recent feature films Tangled andFrozen.  It celebrates Disney’s rich film heritage with the short Get a Horse, done as a tribute to the very first short films created by Walt Disney himself, and Goofy’s “How to” shorts, which first appeared in the 1940s.  It showcases intern project Tick Tock Tale, and features the voice of Scottish actor Billy Connolly (Brave) as the narrator of the whimsical tale of Nessie.  Also included in the collection is another tale in the series of Christmas shorts,Prep and Landing, which first premiered on ABC and Disney Channel.

The advertised dozen shorts make up nearly 90 minutes of fun, if you include the intros.  But the bonus material reveals a baker’s dozen: A 13th short film,Runaway Brain, starring the head Mouse himself.  In addition to this, we get a seven minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the collection.  All in all, not a bad deal.

The only real drawback for me was the lack of another favorite short of mine,One by One.  I felt the addition of Prep and Landing was unnecessary, and could have been replaced by the traditionally animated video that perfectly accompanies the song Lebo M. wrote for The Lion King’s Broadway adaptation.  If you want to check out One by One, you can find it along with the DVD or Blu-Ray release of The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride.  It also happens to be on YouTube.

All in all, I give the Walt Disney Studios’ Animated Short Films Collection a four out of five stars.  I recommend it for all Disney aficionados, even if you already have all of the feature films these shorts accompany.

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Austria-Man Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Here can you read it:
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
See, that wasn't so hard.  Just a few extra words in the description and the whole thing is much clearer.
Austria-Man Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Actually it was all the time here. You should read the blank meme before.
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Why?  I had no intention of filling it out because I had no idea who the actress was.  That was my whole problem with your filled meme.  We have no idea who she is, but we know she is NOT Korra OR Scootaloo.  At least, not in the language in which you presented the meme.  You can't just assume we know everything about the meme that you do.  If you want to share information, SHARE it!  Don't hide it away in a filing system that would make Melvil Dewey* want to beat his head against a brick wall.

Seriously, what is so hard about going back and editing your description to say, "This is the filled meme for my personal favorite roles for the German voice actress [insert whatever her name was here]?"  That way, when people say, "But Janet Varney is Korra," you can direct them back to the description and tell them that the adjective "German" implies that these are the characters from the German dub, not the English version.  Instead of leaving us to magically conclude that on our own with absolutely no logical way to make the connection.

My problem with your meme is your lack of communication.  You cannot expect me to infer what you refuse to say.  I flat out refuse to infer what you refuse to say.  That's not my job as the reader.  It is yours as the one giving the description.  I will not fill in the blanks on the message you send me.  I will only give you my response.  If you think my response doesn't match your message, give me a more complete message, instead of being all cryptic and then whining that I don't get your vague or obtuse references.  Communication basics: Use them.  You'll never get anywhere in this medium if you don't.

*The guy who came up with the Dewey Decimal Classification System, which is used to sort books in libraries.
BellaTytus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey There Just resubmitted  Korra - Chibi Faces with some small edits!  Go check it out! also i think your right but Varrick has all the best lines! 
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