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some more gorillaz headcanons
  • murdoc is actually pretty decent at voguing and can pull off a flawless death drop. he does it whenever he’s not getting his way and wants to be petulant about it. there have been a lot of arguments in which murdoc is about to lose but instead drops to the ground suddenly and slides away on his back, whining “you can’t maaaaake meeeee.” he’s been doing it less as he gets older but he’s still not allowed to come on supermarket trips anymore. last time russ wouldn’t let him get the sugary cereal he wanted and he death dropped in the middle of the aisle and caused a scene and a cleanup on aisle 4. 
  • everyone steals everyone else’s nail polish, even though as a whole the band has over 400 different bottles. this sometimes leads to really passive-aggressive messages in the group chat. when noodle was little, she insisted on painting everyone’s nails for them; this doesn’t happen as much anymore, but since there’s always a bottle of nail polish somewhere in reach, long conversations between people tend to be held over a communal nail painting session. 2d still can’t paint the nails on his left hand; murdoc usually paints them for him. 

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10 Best K-Pop Girl Groups of the Past Decade: Critic's Picks
Billboard took a look back at the top Korean girl groups of the past decade for Girl Group Week 2017.

1. Girls’ Generation

Going strong 10 years into their career, Girls’ Generation are undisputed K-pop royalty. Formerly a nine-member group, the eight women of Girls’ Generation are well into their 20s but still charm South Korea regularly with their tightly produced pop songs and vibrant femininity.

Living up to their name, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sooyoung, Seohyun, YoonA, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sunny and former member Jessica Jung shaped a generation of K-pop girl groups when the bubbly “Gee” became Korea’s undisputed hit of 2009. Since then, the Girls have stayed true to their classic sound, coming up with ebullient hook-driven singles (“Hoot,” “Oh,” “Party,” etc.) and redirecting K-pop’s sonic styling with hits like their slinky “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)” and the legendary genre-blending whirlwind that is “I Got a Boy.” More recently, they’ve tried out a few more dramatic sounds, like EDM on “Catch Me If You Can” and bold brass on “You Think” but still maintained the refreshing attitude that made them Korea’s reigning pop queens.

Though they’ve been around for years and members have pursued their own careers on the side – some act, some are solo artists – Girls’ Generation aren’t showing any signs of slowing down: The girl group is planning to drop a special album in August to commemorate their 10th anniversary.

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For people who say that WE Don’t have a fandom. Look at this 3 picture and you will see how deep the feelings are. We started from the bottom. With a boy who was clumsy and had just his mum… We went through 482839 fights we figured out what it means to be mafia. We figured out that a Mafia isn’t just a group of people who kill everyone. We found out that Familia is worth more than anything. With every single person who joined us we learned different cultures, different ways of friendship, different ways of dealing with enemies. We learned that even if we have and will always have fight within the family at the time when a stranger comes WE ARE ONE FAMILIA AND WILL PROTECT EVERYONE FROM THE FAMILIA. This anime is something legendary yes we don’t have fanservice we don’t have yaoi or yuri but this anime gave us more so much more important than that. PLEASE DONT EVER SAY THAT WE DON’T HAVE A FANDOM THE KHR FAMILIA IS 10+ YEARS STRONG DONT EVEN COME AT US AND TELL WE DONT EXIST.

HP reread XI: kacky snorgle
  • I think it says a lot about Things Us Muggles Don’t Know that when Harry mishears “Europa is covered in ice” as “Europa is covered in mice”, he doesn’t for one second think “wait a minute. that can’t be right.” he takes it absolutely in stride. he just copies it down into his notes and writes it in his essay like “yep. all over one of Jupiter’s moons. mice.” what weird things has he learnt about the universe that Europa being covered in mice doesn’t give him pause? what else don’t we know???
  • I absolutely LOVE how much Hermione gets Sirius. she’s 110% gung-ho cheerleading/spearheading the whole Harry Should Teach Us Defence thing until Sirius enthusiastically leaps on board and then she’s like “oh. Oh.” and starts FRANTICALLY REEVALUATING like, “whoa whoa whoa, okay, hold up guys! hang on a second!!! maybe we need to press the PAUSE BUTTON on this EXPULSION ATTEMPT until we find the Marauder-shaped FLAW in this PLAN!!!” 
  • sometimes I forget that Harry and Draco et al. are Teen Boys. well, okay, I don’t forget that they’re teen boys, but I forget that they’re teen boys exactly like the legions of teen boys I went to school with, i.e. they are Idiot Lads whom I DESPAIR OF. case in point: Harry flies into a rage because Draco Malfoy, Sore Loser, says that Harry’s mother’s and the Weasley’s houses smell. Draco makes a long-winded, poncey “your mum” jab and Harry gets himself banned from quidditch for life. honestly
  • at one point Harry is sitting, staring into the fire, wishing that Sirius’s head would appear and “give him some advice about girls.” Harry… I can safely say that you’re gonna be left hanging on that front. 
  • SPEAKING OF WHICH, I think it is ALWAYS worth mentioning that, for Christmas, “Sirius and Lupin had given Harry a set of excellent books”. I mean. wow, they… gave Harry some books. they both… gave Harry… haha. that’s so weird. I wonder why they both… together… gave Harry a joint present…?  I’ll give you a clue: the answer to this question and the answer to “why won’t Sirius’s head show up in this fire and give me ADVICE about GIRLS?” is the same. 
  • and Harry absolutely needs that advice about girls. at one point Cho approaches him about the fact that there’s a Hogsmeade trip on Valentine’s Day (probably after at least a fortnight of waiting for Harry to bring it up first) and Harry’s like, “oh. so there is. nice talking to you, Cho!” it takes SO LONG for the penny to drop that Harry has to sprint up a staircase to invite Cho to Hogsmeade with him. what bizarre train of thought did he ride on to have Cho Chang bring up Hogsmeade and Valentine’s Day in the same sentence and NOT wind up at the logical conclusion for at least a minute and a half? what goes on in this child’s head???
  • I am indescribably sad that Harry James Potter sat at the Gryffindor table and used a tablespoon as a mirror in which to do his hair and Draco Malfoy did not get to see this happen
  • while we’re on the subject of my favourite fledgling gay: Draco is so involved in glaring at/utterly distracted by Harry during their charms exam that he loses his concentration and smashes a wineglass. how EMBARRASSING. I bet he just wanted to DIE. he definitely had to put his head in someone’s lap and get his hair stroked about that one. keep your pecker up, kiddo! he probably didn’t even notice!!!
  • Harry risks life, limb, detentions and the skin on the back of his hand to break into Umbridge’s office and floo Sirius because he’s so torn up about his dad being a wanker, and Sirius and Remus are literally THE MOST UNHELPFUL THEY HAVE EVER BEEN. the two of them just go off into paroxysms of joy. like, “okay, he was a bit of an arsehole, Snape really deserved it, BUT WAS JAMES PLAYING WITH THE SNITCH?” “he was messing up his hair?! OMG!” “[in the fondest voice imaginable] he was an idiot! we were ALL IDIOTS!!!” “Lily LOVED James in the end! who WOULDN’T LOVE JAMES???” like, guys. reel it in. 
  • I think it’s quite sweet that Hagrid steals Harry and Hermione from a quidditch match to take them into the Forbidden Forest (in which there are, to name but a few: giant spiders that would eat them without a moment’s hesitation, angry centaurs harbouring anti-wizard leanings and a violent, 16ft-tall giant), and his only words of warning are, “Watch yerselves, now, there’s nettles.” 

Happy 10th Anniversary FT Island!

Your music continues to be a source of strength, joy and comfort to many, and your existence a source of community. Your hard work and passion is an inspiration to us all.

To my Primadonna family, we’ve been through a lot together. Because of the nature of the industry, it isn’t always easy being a fan of FT. But we’ve made it to 10 years.

Remember to remain strong, kind, and level-headed. Respect those around you, respect the boys’ privacy and respect each other. You need not agree with everything and everyone to be a fan, remember this.

Let us continue for another decade and beyond!

Much love,

FTI5


i actually don’t totally hate this banner lol anyways
GUYS it finally happened!! i had no idea i would ever reach 1k followers, i’m still in awe, honestly?? why would anyone ever follow me?? anyways, thank you so much guys!! this makes me so happy, and i wanted to thank you all and say that i love each and every one of you!! 💙💙 also everyone in here is a mutual, i messed up with the banner but this is a mutuals appreciation, sorry lol (get ready for some very emo™ stuff under the cut)

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Popola’s Story Arc

My friend @seventhstartravel asked me to write up a summary of Popola’s backstory. I was at a bit of a loss, since I had been cultivating her story for a little over two years now, but haven’t really done anything formal for it. This is pretty rough and barebones, but I made a basic timeline for anyone who’s interested!

Starts under the cut <3

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Noona (A Yugyeom Fic)

Originally posted by krulemoon

*GIF NOT MINE

Personal fic.  

Characters:  Kim Yugyeom (GOT7), Marika (Reader/OC), Bambam (GOT7)

Genre:  Angst, Fluff, Suggestive

Length:  2,408 words

Plot:   You thought it was just a crush that will go away soon – but you have realized that you are really attracted to your younger, long-term best friend, Kim Yugyeom. You started avoiding him because you cannot help but admire him, so he began to feel worried what causes you to avoid him.

DEDICATED TO A GOOD FRIEND HAHAHA ENJOY @maachan08


“MARIKA-NOONA!!!!”  Yugyeom whined over the phone and you shut your eyes closed.

“Yugy, I already told you I am busy, I need to study for my exams tomorrow.  I cannot play or talk with you, OK?”  You reasoned out over the phone.


“But Mari-noona, this is only my time off and I want to spend it with no other than my most beautiful best friend in the whole wide world.”  

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Today is a tough day. 10 years of being type 1 diabetic. 10 years of still not wanting to talk about diabetes because people still don’t know what type 1 diabetes is (although thanks to Nick Jonas’s comeback, I can now just say “it’s the kind Nick Jonas has”).

10 years of getting really good at finding places to sneak a shot or hide my pump. Wishing diabetes was as invisible as I try to make it. Avoiding pulling my meter or pump out in front of people who don’t know, because of 10 years of “what’s that? Oh you’re diabetic?” and the judgment & shame that leads to “no not that kind it’s type 1” and then having to explain what that means.

10 years of being tired of explaining.

10 years of people telling me to “hope for a cure” while I live with reality. This is my life. Don’t feel bad for me, just understand. To you it’s invisible, but for us it never stops, Type 1 is a 24/7 monster that requires constant attention.

10 years, I start out every morning the same way. I check my sugar and make sure there is enough insulin in my pump for the day. My blood sugar is usually low and I need juice, which is always on my bedside table. Then the daily battle begins, check, eat, insulin, repeat, check, correct, insulin, repeat. Every activity requires planning, measuring, checking, adjusting. Things you can’t control or predict-exercise, stress, heat require more planning, more checking, more adjusting. Too low, correct with food, wait 15 minutes, too high, correct with insulin, wait 15 minutes, too low again?! Correct. Wait. Too high. Correct. Wait. Repeat. Always carry a snack, never skip a meal.

10 years of unexpected lows and highs that have been responsible for cancelled plans, waking up in the middle of the night in cold sweats, hospital & ER visits, extreme grumpiness (sorry to those who have had to endure this), and endless frustration from having to check my sugar, eat, and take insulin until it’s all balanced out. Infections, swelling, surgery, getting your pump stuck in door knobs.

10 years of battling to feel in control of my own body.
10 years of hiding battle scars & bruises.
10 years strong.

10 years later, I’m not afraid to #showyoumypump . I’m not scared of the judgement or the ignorance because I’m proud of my journey and have found that as much as I hate diabetes, it has made me stronger than I thought I could ever be.

So, happy 10 year diaversary to me, we celebrating.

Y'know, my mom knows how much I love Danny Phantom. I still remember when Burger King released toys for it. I ate so much fast food for those toys. But I was sad because I’d found out late about it and wasn’t able to get them all. But then that Christmas, I opened a box and the last ones I needed were inside. My mom went to at least four different Burger Kings to try and find the missing ones for me, bought them, and hid them from me for months to wrap them up under the tree. My mom got me Danny Phantom Burger King toys for Christmas. She also got me a Danny Phantom scholastic picture book for my 18th birthday and a Danny Phantom shirt for my 21st birthday. I think that tells you a lot about me and how much I love my mom for understanding my love for Danny will never die.

Located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, the young cluster and starforming region Westerlund 2 fills this cosmic scene. Captured with Hubble’s cameras in near-infrared and visible light, the stunning image is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990. The cluster’s dense concentration of luminous, massive stars is about 10 light-years across. Strong winds and radiation from those massive young stars have sculpted and shaped the region’s gas and dust, into starforming pillars that point back to the central cluster. Red dots surrounding the bright stars are the cluster’s faint newborn stars, still within their natal gas and dust cocoons. But brighter blue stars scattered around are likely not in the Westerlund 2 cluster and instead lie in the foreground of the Hubble anniversary field of view.

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA, ESA

We aren’t Girls Generation for nothing 😍😍😍👍👍👍👏👏👏

10 Best K-Pop Girl Groups of the Past Decade: Critic’s Picks

Since the late ‘90s, when the original K-pop girl groups S.E.S, Baby V.O.X and Fin.K.L dominated airwaves, Korea has produced a bevy of talented female acts.

Since it’s Girl Group Week here at Billboard, it’s time to take a look back at the teams of women who have had the most impact on the K-pop industry over the past decade.


1. Girls’ Generation

Going strong 10 years into their career, Girls’ Generation are undisputed K-pop royalty. Formerly a nine-member group, the eight women of Girls’ Generation are well into their 20s but still charm South Korea regularly with their tightly produced pop songs and vibrant femininity.


Living up to their name, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sooyoung, Seohyun, YoonA, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sunny and former member Jessica Jung shaped a generation of K-pop girl groups when the bubbly “Gee” became Korea’s undisputed hit of 2009. Since then, the Girls have stayed true to their classic sound, coming up with ebullient hook-driven singles (“Hoot,” “Oh,” “Party,” etc.) and redirecting K-pop’s sonic styling with hits like their slinky “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)” and the legendary genre-blending whirlwind that is “I Got a Boy.” More recently, they’ve tried out a few more dramatic sounds, like EDM on “Catch Me If You Can” and bold brass on “You Think” but still maintained the refreshing attitude that made them Korea’s reigning pop queens.

Though they’ve been around for years and members have pursued their own careers on the side – some act, some are solo artists – Girls’ Generation aren’t showing any signs of slowing down: The girl group is planning to drop a special album in August to commemorate their 10th anniversary.

http://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/k-town/7865168/best-k-pop-girl-groups-decade

knightdawn  asked:

You know, I just realized that this December 1st will actually be the exact ten year anniversary of the day the Crossroads of Destiny aired. (Dec. 1 2006.) So... that's also the anniversary of the day this ship set sail in my heart. Ten years this December, guys. And still going strong.

Originally posted by lilsparrow72

10 years…that’s practically a lifetime right there. WE ARE STILL HERE, JUST AS PASSIONATE AS BEFORE AND JUST AS IN LOVE WITH THIS SHIP AS EVER BEFORE!!

Thank you for reminding me it’s going to be the 10th year anniversary of that beautiful, defining moment between our kids. Like for you, this moment was very special for me. For me it was a turning point and one of the most important moments for both of them and the ship in general.

I AM HAVING SO MANY FEELS RIGHT NOW~!!!! Just commere and let me hug you.

Cluster and Starforming Region Westerlund 2

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team
(STScI / AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team

Explanation: Located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, the young cluster and starforming region Westerlund 2 fills this cosmic scene. Captured with Hubble’s cameras in near-infrared and visible light, the stunning image is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990. The cluster’s dense concentration of luminous, massive stars is about 10 light-years across. Strong winds and radiation from those massive young stars have sculpted and shaped the region’s gas and dust, into starforming pillars that point back to the central cluster. Red dots surrounding the bright stars are the cluster’s faint newborn stars, still within their natal gas and dust cocoons. But brighter blue stars scattered around are likely not in the Westerlund 2 cluster and instead lie in the foreground of the Hubble anniversary field of view.

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In case you were wondering, my friends did arrive to my dinner last night, and they used this candle and scared the crap out of me (as you can see in picture 1), the told me to close my eyes and next thing I see are sparkles in front of me!
I ❤️ them so much. 10 years of friendship going strong 💕

Tan Jiaxin Video Chat with Fans


Shang Chunsong’s curly hair are not done by salons. 

Shang Chunsong will compete in Tokyo 2020. <3<3  

 Tan Jiaxin will keep training the Amarnar.                                        

                                                      Training

1.       FX

a)       Has been training the quadruple spin, but the successful rate not so        good.

b)       Trained the 3.5 twist, but failed to add it into her routine.

c)        Will not do half in half out due to injured history on this skill.

d)       Used to feel double tuck easier, now feels double pike easier

2.       UB—learnt the clear hip skills in Hunan provincial team. Clear hip Shapo not so good so learnt Maloney in the end.

3.       VT

a)       the second vault is double twisting Tsuk, 6.0 value, but not has much attention put on this vault( So Jiaxin’s potential vaults would be 6.3+6.0)

b)       Is training the Amarnar now and will keep training it in future.

4.       BB—has performed some basic skills such as front tuck, spin on one leg, BHS-back tuck. Used to have BHS-BHS-layout.

5.       Injuries—shoulders, knees, ankles and wrists. Most serious injuries were on the shoulders, so giving up healy-Ling-Jaeger(not so clear here) and did Ling-Ling half-Tkatchev instead.

6.       The WAG and MAG Rio teams will train in the intensive camp in Tianjin from June 1st through June 25th.

7.       Chinese Olympic teams will leave for Rio on July 12th.

8.       Daily gym hour: 8:30—12:00, 15:00—17:00/18:00. The full-day session begins at 8:30, half-day at 14:30.

9.       Will retire after the National Game of 2017, at most until World Championship 2017.

10.    Selected to the national team very late( at the end of 2012 when she was 16) because can only do very few skills then.

11.    “It is because the coaches taught well that I progressed fast”

12.    Giving up beam because she has awful acro feelings on beams and injured her ankles easily.

                                                  Competition

1.       Will retire after the National Game of 2017, at most as late as World Championship 2017.

2.       Will go back to Hunan provincial team after Rio.

3.       “I am ambivalent about retirement. Want to and not want to. I don’t want to leave the large family (coaches and teammates) but I am afraid my injuries would get more severe and prevent me from training in future.”

4.       Disappointed at not making the Rio team. Jiaxin ascribed her failure to make the team to not being excellent enough herself and not as strong as others.

5.       “Confidence and great temperament in competitions? Haha,actually I am quite nervous, super nervous inside”, replying to fan’s comments on her composure in competitions.

6.       FX—twisted her ankle seriously one week before 2014 Chinese National when training half in half out. Will not do this skill any longer.( reminded me of Shang getting serious ankle injury in Chinese National 2010 AA Final doing double Arabian, what a sad story for Songsong and Jiaxin.)

7.       VT—May not perform Amanar in Rio or 2017 Chinese National Game, concerned about failure and score. May not perform the second vault as well.

8.       UB—Will not do the Ray dismount any longer. Has hit her head twice on this move (scars still seeable on her forehead)

9.       Does the make-up herself during competetions

10.    BB—Has performed beam back in 2012. Did not fall but sat the dismount in her first completion.

11.    Shang Chunsong

a)       Has confidence in Chunsong for winning the beam gold in Rio

b)       Shang will not retire until Coach Xiong retires after Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Chunsong wants to accompany Coach Xiong till the end of his career. “ I will go to Tokyo to watch and root for her”

c)        Jiaxin thinks Chunsong’s problem with vault is not being able to giving out powers. “I can do the vault for Shang. Let her do the beam for me.”

d)       “If Shang and I can become one person, this new gymnast will be unbeatable.”(hahaha)

12.    Leos are selected by coaches.

                                                        Life

1.       The Xiong group do not control weight of athletes.

2.       Coach Xiong is strict with girls in training, but is loving and caring in life. “ Coach Xiong is strict, but is nice as well.””Coach Xiong is nice. I like him.” (Coach Xiong’s students Deng linlin, Jiang Yuyuan, Shang Chunsong, Tan Jiaxin and Wujing all respect and have strong connection with him)

3.       “Coach Xiong comes with sense of humor.”—Wu Jing

4.       Nickname given by Coach Xiong is “fish head Tan”,谭鱼头,for pouting a lot when being upset and moving head first when twisting. Coach Xiong hardly calls her nickname now.

5.       Favorite gymnast is Komova. Also likes Larisa Iordache. “ I like all foreign gymnasts,都喜欢”

6.       Live in the same apartment with Shang Chunsong, Wu Jing, Liu Jinru and Coach Zhang. Share room with two 2000 babies Jinru and Jing.

7.       The Xiong Group live on the fifth floor, The Wang Group on the sixth floor, Coach Xiong on the seventh floor.

8.       Likes the color of blue.

9.       Likes Japanese maga series One Piece a lot.

10.    Likes traveling and photographing, but does not have time for these hobbies.

11.    Has not applied for college yet, but does not plan to study communications. May take her roommate Wuhan local Wu Jing’s recommendation to go to Wuhan University.

12.    Fans asked whether Jiaxin will have the ponytail in future competions for they like how she looks in ponytail. Jiaxin said her hair is too long for tail and she cherishes her long hair too much to cut it short.

13.    Shang Chunsong:

a)       Has known and grown up with Shang Chunsong for 10 years. Strong connection with Chunsong.

b)       Good at dressing and doing making up.

c)        Hair is naturally curly, not by Salon.

d)       “Shang’s natural-curl is like the instant noodle after showers.”

14.    No boyfriend yet, has “girlfriends” Bai Yawen and Chen Siyi(Bai was flirting with Jiaxin in the live chats, saying she is the T, LOL. Wu Jing said “ I am sister Xin’s elder daughter.”)

Watch the video chats here

Not many contents in part 1 and 2. The cute voice in 4:36 of Part 1 is from Chunsong. Part 2 has the shy Chunsong as well, saying “Wow, my finger is in the camera,no!””Okay, let me just show my face a little bit, just a little bit.”  

Part 3&4&5 have the playful and naughty Wu Jing and Liu Jinru.