(the colouring is awful i know this show is awful to colour sometimes)

Here’s me throwing a little appreciation to everyone who makes my time on this website for dumdums worthwhile! I wanted to do something a little different instead of just listing all my favs, so i’ve written just a little blurb to thank you for making me so happy <3 I hope you all manage to find your tag lol this got a bit long (might have to do a cheeky command+f heh) compliments / blurbs under the cut!!

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• your first impression of jisoo was wOWO I LIKE THIS BOY LOOK HOW GENTLEMANLY HE IS W EVERYONE AW
• believe it or not, his first impression of you was oh no they’re looking my way, gotta gooooo!!!!!!!
• jisoo would seem hella nervous about asking you out. he’d take a full three hours just to prepare himself with the members, getting his hair styled, getting given a pep talk, stuff like that. And being the gentleman that he is, he’d probably ask you out all traditional like. yanno like going up to you with a HUGE bouquet of flowers in front of a fairly big crowd and like proclaim it out loud like how Chad asked Taylor to prom during HSM3 lolol
• heck, he’d probably get down on his knees and present the flowers to you bc JOSH NEEDS THIS TO BE PERFECTION
• “Y/N!! Will you please do me the honours in going on a date with me?”
• then ofc you say yes, bc duh and everyone starts clapping as you take the flowers from him. but he doesn’t move lol he’s kinda just collapsed on the ground taking deep as breaths bc HE JUST DID THAT, THE MEMBERS WOULD B SO PROUD OF HIM.
• now comes the date that everyone dreams of with hong jisoo !!
• he’s def going to take you to the beach bc guys come on, he always says it’s his dream date and your his dream girl/boy so it should work out perfectly :)) you guys just walked along the shore and got to know each other really well, like all the little things and you kinda just have a feeling that he’ll remember your little secrets and habits forever. eventually you or jisoo will like push the other into the ocean, then you end up having a massive water fight and you try run away from him but nop hong jisoo too fast and catches you easy and like lifts you up and spins in circles aw.
• don’t really think you two would be the type to have cutesy pet names, but he does call you babe from time to time ;;_;;
• YOU INITIATED THE FIRST KISS BC POOR JOSHY TOO SHY. like it was both on your minds, it was obvious by the way he was as red as beetroot and by the way he’d like take quick glances at your lips. sometimes he actually looks like he’s about to kiss you, like he leans in and your lips are always so close but at the FREAKING LAST MINUTE THIS BOI CHICKENS OUT AND LEAVES U THERE LIKE DYING BC U CNT BREATHE !!1!!
• then one day you just got really sick of him doing that bc soon ur gonna pass out. when he was doing his usual kiss but jk move, you didn’t let him jk, you pushed your head forward AND YOU GUYS KISSED AND JISOO WAS SOSOSOSO FLUSTERED AND RED HE WASNT EXPECTING IT BUT AT THE SAME TIME HES SO HAPPY YOU GUYS FINALLY KISSED ??
• jisoo wouldn’t be the type to show too much skinship in public. he’d be all shy about it, but he’d do whatever is necessary to show people that yes, he might not like to show much public skin ship, but you are his. he wouldn’t mind holding hands, but ofc will get all bushy about it aw.
• he has a habit of getting lost into the music, one time you were showing him all the songs you liked and there was this one song that you were addicted to and you were going ON AND ON about it but you noticed he wasn’t listening, he was making that face he makes when too he’s into the music HAINXIANDIWNDJE DISN
• you kinda had to like shake him off of his trance, LIKE BEB WEK UP
• can’t you just imagine him freaking doing that bc I do and I feel like crying
• his hugs would be the tightest hugs in the world, like he doesn’t want to let you go. he probably won’t, unless you feel uncomfortable (WHICH WILL PROBABLY B NEVER)
• when jisoo wants affection, he wouldn’t whine, he’d just initiate himself wHICH IS SO SURPRISING OMG LIKE HES A NEW PERSON,
• “why are you doing this all of a sudden?”
• “am I not allowed to hug my jagi?”
• he really likes to watch anime, and he always drags you to the couch so the both of you could watch it
• he’d probably spend most of that time like looking at you and making sure you understand and explaining everything bc he’s probably watched that episode one million type bc he’s a little dork ;;-;;
• he’s gonna shed tears at the sad parts aw
• “are you… are you crying?”
• “what??? nooooo, I just have something in my eye..”
• dislikes the colour green !!! one time he saw you wearing it, but he didn’t want to be rude about it so he constantly offered if you wanted to wear his jacket bc it was ‘cold’, but in reality he didn’t want to see that colour, even IF you pulled it off quite well
• has a secret talent, which is cooking. one morning he woke you up with breakfast in bed because you were sick the night before AND IT WAS SO GOOD, CHEF JISOO IS THE BEST.
• “I prepared this especially for you, eat up and get well. saranghae~”
• jisoo has an addiction to guitars obviously. but it’s serious, he is literally addicted to guitars. sometimes, you have to get the guitar off of him so that he would FOCUS.
• then he’d get all pouty bc !!
• but one time you did that, he grabbed the nearest thing to him, which was your hand started strumming it like a guitar and you couldn’t stop laughing and giggling bc it tickles. so now Joshua always does it to make you happier, bc he loves seeing you smile <333
• he also has an addiction to chocolate and sweets, he probably has a sweet tooth or something hidden in his mouth bc he jUST EATS SO MUCH CHOCOLATE
• this one time, he bought you a huge box of chocolates but he ended up eating more than half of it
• one day you two were shopping in a convenience store and you saw these matching shirts and literally started squealing over them. jisoo on the other hand looked incredibly sick like wtf man I don’t want this,
• “I mean, sure.. if you want to??”
• poor jisoo lmao
• it would take a lot to get jisoo jealous, the other person probably has to like touch you in a way they shouldn’t be at the role they’re at to get him to be jealous. he doesn’t like to fight or cause misunderstandings, he trusts you.
• but say he DOES get jealous, he will gently pull you further away from them and gently but firmly tell the other person that seeing them do that to you is very uncomfortable and inappropriate, especially since HE was your boyfriend.
• gentleman joshua, always a gentleman even in the toughest situations :))
• pretty much everything makes Joshua flustered when it comes to you, EVERYTHING U DO IS ALWAYS SO PERFECT THAT HE GETS NERVOUS K
• his background for everything is you. that’s how people identify who’s it is lol.
• “who’s is this?.”
• “jisoo’s’”
• “but it’s got a photo of-”
• “it’s jisoo’s.”
• your phone background is of jisoo playing guitar, he was too lost in the music to even notice or hear you take the photo.
• you and jisoo would have hardcore jam sessions at like 2 in the morning. and ppl wonder why you always act like a zombie in the mornings lolol
• “babe, listen to this dude on YouTube, Gabe Bondoc, he’s so good!!”
• and your like banging on a pot while he’s strumming his guitar and he’s singing beautifully and your singing recklessly bc it’s early in the morning, why the heck not ?! once the neighbours complained and banged on your door, telling you to shut up, but you guys only took a break from jam sessions for about a week until jisoo couldn’t handle it and was literally like “screw it” and got his guitar and your pot out again bc you guys are a crazy duo
• but sometimes you fall asleep to the sound of him jamming on his guitar, then he stops and wonders why your not banging on the pot anymore and he sees your adorable sleeping face and he just smiles to himself while putting his guitar away and carrying to bed AWAWAW
• he always bugged you about getting a puppy so like after the 100th time you finally gave in and went with him to the pet store
• but you never ended up getting a puppy, jisoo was too distracted by the bunnies that he asked for them instead and you just rolled your eyes bc this boy…
• “jisoo, stop trying to feed him, you literally gave him food 10 minutes ago.”
• which brings me to how he puts you to sleep, he’d hold you really close to him and bury his face in the crook of your neck and just stay there until he’s certain your asleep.
• even THEN he probably wouldn’t move because he’s comfy the way he is.
• you guys should already know how he wakes you up,
• you all saw it coming
• he’d sing it all the time even if it’s not sunday, and it’s not raining, if there’s even a chance to sing it, he’d do it.
• your first fight with him wasn’t huge, you two were bickering and then he snapped to much and it hurt your feelings, he was honestly so sorry but you were pretty mad so he left you your space. after a few days he came back at night and played the song '20’ from outside your window with a huge box of chocolates, three million I’m sorry cards and a bouquet of flowers.
• “I truly am sorry jagiya, I love you so much and I’m sorry I let the argument get too out of hand, please forgive me?”
• yes, hong jisoo might be a guitar obsessed, shy, overly excited, chocoholic, but he is YOUR guitar obsessed, shy, overly excited, chocoholic who’ll put your needs way before his and will gladly put himself on the line to make sure your okay. he’s not as loud as all the other members of people you know, but you know it what makes him, him. he loves you to absolute pieces that whenever you interact it always feels like it’s the first time you guys have ever done that.
• “Everything you think of
Will become all of me
Look at me and be my lady
You’re my twenties” - jisoo~

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A praise to all the artists of Klaroline Fandom!

You are all such a talented bunch, it leaves me in awe! The people mentioned under the cut are a wonderful, and yet not complete, representation of the talent gathered around KC fandom but truly, if I were to list every single one of you, it would take me D A Y S. Still, know you are A L L appreciated!

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How to help a mixed person struggling with their white heritage.

This is a really difficult subject. As a sometimes white-passing mixed person, I think I know how your mixed friend is feeling.

Basically, it’s a mixture of white guilt, perhaps some ‘lightskin* guilt’ (if that’s a thing), and fear of the multiple rejection that mixed people so often experience.

I hear “mixed people shouldn’t have to deny or disown a part of themselves” a lot. But in most cases, this ‘part of themselves’ is the oppressed racial lineage, which is mostly (in the English-speaking world and for WAAMU’s audience) the lineage from people of colour.

We know how that feels. It’s destructive, angering, saddening, and one reaction is to fight back. The mixed-with-white** people in WAAMU’s audience have probably already gone through/ are going through this struggle with their POC heritage.

As they’re doing that, they are facing criticism about their white lineage from other mixed and non-mixed people of colour. You may not mean it as a personal attack, but it can feel like that, much like the typical “Oh, X race is awful, but don’t worry, I’m not talking about you, you don’t really count.”

So on a personal, individual level, mixed-with-white people are feeling the pressure from both sides. Unable or unwilling to fit in in the white world, they turn to the mixed or POC worlds, only to feel like they are once more under attack, or that they are bearing the responsibility for racist actions of part of their lineage.

And it’s true. If we mixed-with-white people want to claim all our heritage and exist within all those communities, we must assume responsibility for the racism that comes from what we consider ‘part of ourselves’. I fully understand that my white ancestors and white people in my community today perpetuate(d) and profit(ed) from racism. I assume the responsibility of trying to fix that as best as I can***. I learn about the genocides, the slaveries, the exploitation, the violence, and the dehumanisation. I learn about slurs, about cultural appropriation, and especially about how not to talk over other mixed and POC people.

Not to give myself too many cookies here, but that shit is hard. Finding out that your ancestors are murderers and slavers? That you exist right now partly because the exploitation of people of colour secured your white family’s wealth? Disgusting. Horrifying. I have a suspicion that my first polynesian-white ancestor wasn’t the product of a consensual marriage either. Literally makes me want to throw up.

And there, you see, is the real difficulty of your friend’s situation. Think about what I just said - one of my ancestors might have been a rape victim, and another one might have been a rapist, and the only way it was allowed to happen was a combination of misogyny and institutionalised racism. I come from people who are exploiters and exploited, and that is a really difficult reality to face and adjust to.

Now, your friend may not have this particular scenario in her family (I really hope she doesn’t), but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have a similar problem. She’s probably beginning to understand how awful ‘white people as a group’ can be, thanks to them being part of the institution of racism, as Melody put it. Perhaps she’s realising that by claiming her white heritage, she’s also accepting that she too is ‘part of’ the white people group and the institution of racism. If they are a part of you, then you are a part of them.

I mean, Anon, you’ve actually put it very well: “While she understands what I’m talking about, she gets real upset”. Of course she does. Maybe she doesn’t understand it so explicitly, but her saying “white people are shit” and ‘I feel so shitty’ is her coming to terms with the fact that she can be both oppressor and oppressed. Not fun.

Okay, actual advice now.

Most of what I’ve been writing is really a response to what Melody wrote, which I found accurate but dismissive. It’s not “just up to [us] to understand [you’re] talking about white people as a group… and not as individuals.” I hear you about the whole ‘I can’t believe I’m explaining this basic fact of life to another person ONE MORE FRICKIN TIME’, but Anon, you have to do it. For your friend’s benefit and for yours, next time you bring up racism and she gets upset, tell her “Friend, I understand you’re upset, but I’m not saying that you personally are a white racist. I’m talking about white people as a group, I’m talking about the institution and culture of racism. Tell me a bit more about why you feel upset. Do you feel that YOU’RE directly responsible for the racist things that I’m talking about? Do you feel like I’m personally criticising you and the white people of your family? Do you feel like I’m saying that you personally use and abuse your white-passing privilege/ lightskin privilege? Do you think I’m saying your white family are using and abusing their white privilege? “

After that you have to roll with it. When you’ve had enough, direct your friend to another mixed-with-white person who you think understands. Hell, show her this post or link her to my blog if you want to.

She might react very defensively, she might break down in tears and let it all out, she might do something else entirely. I dunno. I’m lucky in that I got to deal with all my rage and unhappiness in learning about white & lightskin privilege on the other side of a screen to the person doing the teaching.

She’s your friend, and you obviously seem to care about her well-being a lot, so I say go for it! Engage in constructive and difficult conversation. Just remember that if things get too emotionally tough, you CAN call it quits, and you CAN compromise and decide to drop the education angle of your relationship for a while (or forever). There’s no rulebook for helping mixed-with-white people to accept their dual heritage of oppressed and oppressor, just try to be as understanding of her as she is of you.

Best of luck, I really do hope this ends up well for you and your friend. If you want to chat some more, feel free to message me.

Moana Li

* I’m aware that lightskin is mainly only used by the black community, especially in America - is there another word for lightskin privilege for non-black people? Or like, in my han family there’s a lot of “oh you look mixed-with-white that’s so beautiful”, which I’ve always interpreted as colourism.

** I understand some people call themselves black mixed, or mixed Asian, but I would never call myself a white mixed person. I’m mixed with white, but it’s not what dominates for me. Generally I call myself mixed, or mixed POC, and use mixed-with-white/ mixed-with-han/ mixed-with-polynesian to specify.

*** Mostly I try to educate the racists around me (who unfortunately, in my family, are white, han, AND polynesian), but this takes its toll on my family (and friends) and my relationship with them. How far I push their education is between me and them - I wouldn’t appreciate anyone telling me that I have to further alienate my dad and grandma because they are racist. I toe the line between harsh-truth educator and child/ grandchild - it’s not easy, and I sure as hell wouldn’t want people to start criticising me on my relationships.