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If We Were A Movie (Seventeen Preference)
  • AN: this was probably one of the best requests of all time, I felt so so inspired by it and I hope you guys like it to. I'm seriously thinking about turning this into a whole serious, where each of these is a boy x reader oneshot so pls lemme know what you think of that idea? <3
  • S.Coups/Seungcheol: The Classic High School AU
  • We all know that our boy Coups would slay as the classic high school heart throb. Nobody would fit the part better than him. He is the meaning of after school football practices and making cheerleaders' panties drop with a wink and a smile. He also has the heart and the smarts underneath his muscles and good looks to bring dimension to his movie character that would surprise the protagonist in the best way and make you fall in love. (I mean, who wouldn't fall in love with him, anyway?) Not only does his character fit seamlessly into this AU/genre, but he embodies the genre itself. The cheesy romance bits of the plot, the corny jokes, and the underlying message to never give up on your dreams that always acts like a big brother to the viewing teens, just like Seungcheol does. He is the classic high school movie - a perfect way to settle into the movie marathon.
  • Jeonghan: Pre-Millennial Crime Thriller
  • That sounds like a very complicated title, but our Jeonghan is a very complicated and beautiful man. At first I wanted to call this one "1920's Mob Film", but I felt that was far too narrow. Mostly because crime dramas set in the 1960's and 70's are becoming very popular and Jeonghan fits that style very well along with the 1920's. So I believe this beauty would fit perfectly into any crime or mob movie set before the turn of the millennium. Mainly during the 1920's, 30's, or the 50's and 60's. His hair was just meant to be tucked neatly under a fedora and paired with a sharp suit that would have all his enemies shaking in their boots the moment they saw him coming. Because yes, he does have that beautiful, angelic face, but I feel that's what would make him the perfect crime boss. He would be the devil hiding in the angel's armour. Nobody would expect it from him until just a few moments before their tragic death. Slowly, over time, they would learn to fear this beautiful man, understand that this was his town and this angel was playing God not because he deserved it, but because he wanted it. I just feel like he's the human embodiment of soft music box music playing in the background of a murder scene during a movie like this, and I love it.
  • Joshua/Jisoo: Zombie Apocalypse
  • Joshua would be the Glenn of a Seventeen zombie apocalypse. (And because Glenn is my all time favourite character of everything I paired little Jisoo with the genre.) He'd be the good guy who survives strictly because he is good to others, and somehow manages to maintain his purity and morality even when the world goes to shit. That would be the best thing about him. He'd believe that others are still good and he'd high uphold the belief that no one should get left behind. He would be the guy who would often almost get killed trying to save other people. He wouldn't actually have many apocalypse survival skills, but his kind nature would find him with people to save his ass over and over again, no matter what trouble they had to go through doing so. Most would think that a badass type of person would embody the zombie genre, but I really think someone like Jisoo is it. He has the heart warming arch of the story, the loveable characters (you know, the ones you really, really don't want to die but probably get treated like shit anyway), and somewhere deep inside him he probably has the really dark parts that any good zombie movie has. But really he's probably more of a zombie comedy like Zombieland or Dead Before Dawn.
  • Jun: Vampire
  • Jun being the vampire genre is about as certain as the sun rising in the morning. He's a vampire through and through. But I believe he's his own breed of vampire. Not a classic, brooding dark creature of the night like Dracula, or a modern emotional sparkly lover like Edward, but a mix of sexual, adorable, funny, sassy, and something still very human that would make his vampire easily a romantic comedy or teen movie. He'd be the type to go around telling people he's a vampire, almost trying to scare them, and no one would believe him because he just doesn't seem like the type. And he'd drink blood out of those girly reusable athletic cups with straws in public, with no one actually knowing it's blood. He would be a lot like the vampires from My Babysitter's A Vampire, but with a twist of sexuality, and something a little more brooding. Because deep down he has realized his curse - being stuck between death and life for an eternity and having to kill to stay strong - and accepted it. He would just be the perfect main character, as well as the fact that he just embodies every aspect of every kind of vampire that has been portrayed on screen before.
  • Hoshi/Soonyoung: Summer Adventure/Feel Good Flick
  • Some of my all time favourite kinds of movies are the feel good summer movies about teens going on adventures and making some kind of growing leap or major character development over that summer. Like Now and Then, Whip It, The Sandlot, or the Goonies (which yes, I know that one was set in the fall). I feel like the spirit of these kind of movies also embodies a lot of music videos, like SHINee's View, which I really love. Hoshi himself is perfect for this kind of movie because he is a feel good summer adventure in human form. He's all the happiness and bright parts, all the interesting dips and turns in the plot that really keep the movie going. He's all the road trips, all the eating snacks out of crappy gas stations, sleepovers in rickety tree houses, bon fires on the beach, the best kind of montages to a great summer song (maybe Adore U?). Overall he's just a happy, bright little puppy that makes you feel really happy and bright like a great summer vacation and a great summer movie.
  • Wonwoo: Werewolf
  • As much as Wonwoo could be the ultimate emo vampire as well, I believe that his darkness can be channeled into hairy beast of the full moon. I was torn between him and Coups for this genre, but ultimately moody with a touch of puppy cuteness won out over heartthrob. I also feel that he has the mature side of a werewolf thriller or romance, and the silly side for when the genre is targeted toward a younger audience, like the show Teen Wolf (which I love, all time fav). And I mean he's just dreamy, and doesn't everybody have some weird werewolf kinky deep down?
  • Woozi/Jihoon: Magical Fantasy Land
  • My first thought with this one is Harry Potter. Woozi would be the perfect little pastel unicorn prince, slaying enemies with spells and making them bow down just with his cuteness alone. Even if it wasn't specifically Harry Potter, maybe it would be an Alice in Wonderland or Narnia, any magical fantasy would fit his personality and looks perfectly. The adorable shell with a serious, take charge and save the world undertone would belong there and make him the leader of the group or in any position of royalty if there was one - especially if there was some kind of magical "chosen one", he'd be it. Him just generally being ethereal, wise, and talented embodies this genre and if he was in a movie like this I'd watch it over and over again.
  • DK/Seokmin: Superhero Standby
  • There's nothing better than a good, classic superhero movie. Even the ones that are being made and coming out in 2015 seem to have all the classic elements to them, and that's what makes them so easy to love. Just like DK - he's a very classic kind of guy. Classic looks, classic humor, appears very easy going and easy to be around. That's why he would fit perfectly into the world of any classic DC or Marvel superhero (personally I'd go for DC, but that's just my preference). He could slip seamlessly into the role of ordinary citizen by day, and tall, handsome, muscled city saviour by night. His hero would be charismatic, loved by all, and not only treat the citizens as victims, but as everyday people that he loved and cared for. And if we really wanted to stir things up in this genre, DK wouldn't be the hero - he could be the shy, polite damsel in distress to our heroic female protagonist. Either way, Seokmin as a person has all the qualities of this genre - the humor, the drama, the energy, and the overall childish glamour that draws us all to loving superheroes and their adventures.
  • Mingyu: Low Budget Indie/Grunge Film
  • This is a very specific style of film-making, rather than a genre, that Mingyu (especially with his gorgeous silver hair) would fit into so brilliantly. There is a bit of cross-over between this and feel good summer movies, with movies like The Kings of Summer or Moonrise Kingdom, but the more unique thing I find about this genre is that the subject matter of these movies (mostly) is a lot darker. Usually of the nature of drug use and sex and abusive relationships. And what would our happy little Mingyu have to do with movies like this? It's really more about his aesthetic. Movies like this are all about aesthetic - there's entirely blogs dedicated to grunge, and a lot of movie screen caps end up on there - and his looks fit in perfectly. The sharply chiseled jaw, dark, smoky eyes, built form, and most of all, the silvery hair that really says grunge king. That and in my opinion, in the setting of one of these movies, he could turn on a dime from happy-go-lucky into the mystery, badass, soul punk that the story calls for. With an outfit change he could slip right into the world of a movie like How I Live Now, Hick, The Basketball Diaries, or a show like Freaks and Geeks.
  • The8/Minghao: Something Supernatural
  • One of the genres I definitely wanted to use was a supernatural one. Seemingly ordinary people having extraordinary powers (like the movie Push), demons and angels living in the suburbs, basically anything that would be the everyday plot of an anime. In this world, Minghao would be perfect in the role of the protagonist's best friend, the one who undoubtedly panics when he finds out what's really lurking in his world. But the protagonist would have nowhere else to go, no one else to turn to, possibly running from the government because of your abnormality, and you knew that Minghao would have your back. So you told him, disclosed to him all the freaky shit that goes on just under his nose, and at first he'd freak out. He'd deny it, he wouldn't really be able to cope. But then his heart would be right there in it. He would protect you no matter what, until his dying breath, doing anything to make sure you were safe. He would be the air of lightness, innocence, and maybe even comic relief that this genre needs.
  • Seungkwan and Vernon: Buddy Cop Movie
  • I know it might seem a little cheap to have two of them under the same genre, but you can't tell me these two wouldn't be the perfect pair of buddy cops. Just like Starsky and Hutch or the girls from The Heat, they'd have the perfect combination of bickering and die hard friendship to make their movie interesting and heartwarming. Seungkwan would be the paper work minded, rule driven, uptight cop that would be 100% about justice and putting the bad guy away, but doing it right. He would probably have some cheesy sap story from when he was a child about why he wanted to join the force in the first place that Vernon would brush off, but it would really get him in the gut. Vernon himself would be more of a dirty cop. He'd have more of a skewed idea of justice, but he'd get his bad guy no matter what it took. He would also be one to make jokes and ignore his paper work and this would bug the hell out of Seungkwan to no end. Together they would be the perfect cops, always get their man (or woman), and have a few laughs along the way. (Personally I would kill for this movie but that's just me.)
  • Dino/Chan: A Chosen One Story
  • This is the Divergent, Maze Runner, or maybe even Hunger Games type of story. Even though stories like this can vary drastically in their setting and details of plot, they usually do have a lot of aspects in common. Dino has all the traits of a protagonist in this kind of story; being young and uncertain, but having a great, strong heart and likely being able to overcome whatever is thrown at him with a smile. Even if he himself wasn't the Chosen One, he would make a great supporting character/best friend to the protagonist. I'm not really sure how else to go about explaining this, but Chan would be such a great character in a movie or even a series like this.

anonymous asked:

U know bi girls can't use the word dyke? it's historically been used against lesbians as a slur and it's not urs to reclaim

Obviously you’re on anon, and therefore I don’t know who you are, or how old you are. However, OP on the post you’re referencing is underage and I don’t really want to engage with them (or their partner, who reblogged my post), so I will take this opportunity to lay out my thoughts on the matter. I’ll preface this by saying that I’m not here to argue; I’m here to clarify my beliefs and educate those who are willing to listen. All sources for facts are linked in the text, as relevant.

First, I’ll address your claim that the word dyke has been “historically used against lesbians”: that’s only technically true. 

Second, I’ll get into why historical context is unimportant here: 

  • The idea of reclamation is to take back words that have been used against a community as a source of empowerment, and to take away the oppressive function of the term.
  • As I noted earlier, the term “dyke” originated in the ‘40’s, but as many words do, it has evolved since then.
  • In the past 70-80 years, it has been used against bisexual women in much the same way as it has against lesbians. If you’ll accept anecdotal evidence, I myself have been called a dyke by homophobes, although I have never identified as a lesbian.
  • Which brings me to my next point: many bisexual women once identified as lesbians. Saying that a bisexual can’t reclaim that word erases all the bisexual women who once experienced society as a lesbian would.
  • Finally, if you want to be picky about who can and can’t reclaim a slur because of its “historical” meaning, then “dyke” should be reserved for butches, since it was originally meant to describe masculine women

Finally, I’ll address some of the other points from the original post:

  • I stand firmly with OP, other lesbians, and most of the bisexual community in my disdain for bisexual women who say lesbophobic things. I’m a strong proponent of unity between our communities, and I will not stand for bisexuals who spew hatred for any other member of the LGBT+ community.
  • For that same reason, I don’t believe that just because a post is written by a lesbian, for lesbians, it can’t be relatable to bisexual women. Lesbians and bisexual women share a lot of experiences because of the way that society treats us, collectively. Unless a post is specifically about the lack of attraction to men, I can see no reason that a bisexual woman couldn’t relate. 
  • Even then, many women who id as bi experience no attraction to men. For this reason, there’s actually a lot of overlap between the two communities. Many self-identified lesbians are attracted only to women and nb individuals. Many bisexual women are attracted only to women and nb individuals. Are we really going to get into identity policing for these women over whether or not they can reblog a post?
  • I’m not going to get into the butch/femme point, but see my earlier point about the history/timing of terms. Here’s a source on the timing and creation of butch/femme identities. 
  • I’ll concede that perhaps OP is right, and that lesbians don’t have to “care about or cater to [our] relationships with men.” That being said, just because you don’t have to, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Nothing says I have to care about gay men’s relationships with men, either, but I believe in solidarity with other members of my community. No matter who I’m dating, I am a bisexual woman, and none of my relationships are straight. The way that I, a woman and a part of the LGBT+ community, navigate a relationship that expects me to conform to straightness and heteronormativity is an LGBT+ issue. Just because it’s not your LGBT+ issue doesn’t mean it’s unimportant.

Anyway, I’m sorry that this is such a long post, but that’s just my two cents and how I acquired them. I’m happy to chat with anyone who’s confused or needs some clarification, but as I’ve stated, I’m not here to argue.

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day.
But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course,
my feet no longer touch the Earth.”

I’ve been pretty obsessed with psychedelic rock lately and I really wanted to draw two of my favs, the immortal Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison. Two incredible talents and influential lives tragically cut short and gone before their time. 

I tried to make this piece look a little “vintage” with a few filters in Photoshop… I’ve also linked my two favorite songs by the two bands they were a part of, Riders on the Storm by The Doors and Voodoo Child by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Enjoy. <3

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MODERN NOSTALGIA

{21st century music inspired by songs of the past}

KEEN (music inspired by 1950’s and 60’s doo wop, soul, and bubblegum pop)
01.valerie-amy winehouse 02.shark in the water-vv brown 03.candyman-christina aguilera 04.pack up-eliza doolittle 05.tightrope-janelle monae 06.the sweet escape-gwen stefani 07.well well well-duffy 08.the rebounder-amanda jenssen 09.freezing-mozella 10.credit-meghan trainor 11.queen of disaster-lana del rey 12.clumsy-fergie 13.daydreamin-ariana grande 14.god help the girl-god help the girl 15.why do you let me stay here?-she and him

GROOVY (music inspired by 1960’s and 70’s surf rock, psychedelic rock, and folk)
01.who have i become-best coast 02.elephant-tame impala 03.lonely boy-the black keys 04.paris (ooh la la)-grace potter and the nocturnals 05.ain’t no rest for the wicked-cage the elephant 06.let’s get high-edwarde sharpe and the magnetic zeros 07.texico bitches-broken social scene 08.ruin-cat power 09.edge-haim 10.kings-the pierces 11.the habit-lissie 12.barrowland ballroom-amy macdonald 13.the everlasting muse-belle and sebastian 14.my silver lining-first aid kit 15.romulus-sufjan stevens

FRESH (music inspired by 1980’s new wave, synthpop, and electropop)
01.shut up and dance-walk the moon 02.sons and daughters-negative youth feat. eve 03.girls-the 1975 04.uptight downtown-la roux 05.body work-tegan and sara 06.london queen-charli xcx 07.eleventh dimension-julian casablancas 08.all of you-betty who 09.gun-chvrches 10.every night i say a prayer-little boots 11.froot-marina and the diamonds 12.prime-allie x 13.serious-gwen stefani 14.one-sky ferreira 15.hang with me-robyn

DOPE {music inspired by 1990’s r&b, dance, and trip hop)
01.you know you like it-alunageorge 02.little things-tinashe 03.everlasting love-fifth harmony 04.extraordinary-clean bandit 05.boy-little mix 06.baby i-ariana grande 07.mr.president-pia mia 08.90’s music-kimbra 09.hideaway-kiesza 10.monks-frank ocean 11.and it was u-how to dress well 12.two weeks-fka twigs 13.comfortable-fola 14.goddess-banks 15.house of balloons/glass table girls-the weeknd

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Magic Bus: VW Restoration Project reveals Hidden Surprise

Back in the 60s and 70s, the VW Micro-bus was synonymous with the hippie culture, with flower power and homegrown pharmaceuticals being part of the mystique that helped make the real original minivan a 1960s icon.

For the owner of a 1958 double panel restoration project, history became very real. When checking out the undercarriage of his new purchase, he found 14 LBS of marijuana stashed away. I can’t estimate the exact street value of such a find from the pictures, (if you can, let me know in the comments) I would assume that it’s a hell of a lot more than the value of this rusted out van.

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The Largest Infiltration of the US Government in History —- Operation Snow White

Spies have had their place in history ever since the beginning of city states, kingdoms, and empires, providing important intelligence about an adversary and enemy.  Perhaps the golden age of spying occurred during the Cold War, where American and Soviet spies seemed to be behind every corner, listening in to every conversation and collecting every scrap of data that could be found.  So it would be no surprise to learn that the largest infiltration of the United States Government occurred in the 1970’s.  However, the source of the infiltration was not from the Soviet Union or any of the other communist bloc countries of the Cold War.  Rather, the infiltration came from a most unexpected and unusual source; The Church of Scientology.

Formed in 1954 by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology had been under the suspicion of governments throughout the 1960’s and 70’s.  The church was especially under close scrutiny by the US Government, who suspected the church was a cult which brainwashed and manipulated it members, and suspected the organization of tax fraud.  In the late 1960’s a plan called “Operation Snow White” was drawn up by L. Ron’s wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, 2nd in command and head of the Guardian Office.  The Guardian Office was a section of the church devoted to protecting the interests of the Scientology, especially against journalists, critics, and anyone who spoke out against the religion.  Organized and planned by the Guardian Office, Operation Snow White called for the infiltration of various agencies in the US Government.  Scientology members were to get jobs within these agencies, then use their positions to steal any government documents which portrayed the Church of Scientology in a negative light and to plant false information.  Between 1973 and 1977, covert agents managed to infiltrate 136 government agencies, among them; the FBI, CIA, IRS, FDA, DEA, Coast Guard Intelligence, the Department of Justice, the Treasury Department, dozens of US Embassies, the American Medical Association, and the National Institute of Mental Health.  In addition, they infiltrated foreign governments such as Canada and the UK, infiltrated numerous private agencies, and infiltrated other law enforcement agencies such as the LAPD, NYPD, Washington D.C. Police Department, and INTERPOL.

By 1977, the Church of Scientology had one of the largest spy networks across the globe, with around 5,000 secret agents infiltrating organizations across 30 countries.  It was in that year that everything fell apart.   It started when two agents, Gerald Wolfe and Michael Meisner were arrested in Justice Department offices with fake ID’s.  The two tried cover story after cover story, but eventually spilled everything and turned state’s evidence for a plea bargain.  On July 8th, 1977 the FBI raided Scientology centers in LA, Hollywood, and New York City.  The Los Angeles raid alone lasted 21 hours and resulted in the filling of a 16 ton truck with documents and other evidence.  The investigation revealed that the Church of Scientology had stolen 90,000 confidential documents, had wiretapped government officials on a number of occasions, and exposed almost all of the 5,000 agents that made up Scientology’s spy network.  The investigation also revealed another program called “Operation Freakout”, a plan to frame journalist Paulette Cooper, who was critical of the church, with making false bomb threats in the hope of having her imprisoned or committed to a mental institution.  

By 1978, the Scientology spy network had been completely dismantled.  Mary Sue Hubbard and 11 other high ranking members of the Church of Scientology were indicted on charges of obstruction of justice, burglary, theft of documents, and theft of government property.  All either were found guilty or pleaded guilty, and were charged with a 5 to 6 year prison sentence and $10,000 fine.  L. Ron Hubbard was named as a co-conspirator, but was never charged as he spent the rest of his life in hiding ( a time when he wrote Battlefield Earth) avoiding various charges by the US government, French government, and numerous private lawsuits.