MAMA Nominations for BTS


Best Male Group

Best Music Video - Spring Day

Best Dance performance male group -DNA

(Also the track Yoongi produced for Suran secured a nomination!!!! She deserves it she’s such a wonderful artist)

Best Vocal performance female solo -Suran “wine”

BTS & Whistling Supertitions:

In many cultures, whistling or making whistling noises at night is thought to attract bad luck, bad things, or evil spirits.

Originally posted by sugaidc

In the UK there is a superstitious belief in the “Seven Whistlers” which are seven mysterious birds or spirits who call out to foretell death or a great calamity. In the 19th century, large groups of coal miners were known to have refused to enter the mines for one day after hearing this spectral whistling. The Seven Whistlers have been mentioned in literature such as The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, as bearing an omen of death. William Wordsworth included fear of the Seven Whistlers in his poem, “Though Narrow Be That Old Man’s Cares”. The superstition has been reported in the Midland Counties of England but also in Lancashire, Essex, Kent, and even in other places such as North Wales and Portugal.

Transcendental whistling (changxiao 長嘯) was an ancient Chinese Daoist technique of resounding breath yoga, and skillful whistlers supposedly could summon supernatural beings, wild animals, and weather phenomena.

i had no clue how to group 19th century novels, but i really wanted to make a list bc several of these books are classics for great reasons. i suggest you read some, or maybe all of them. all is good. (im a sucker for good symbolisms and themes tbh).

if you want to add more 19th century novels, go crazy! and enjoy!!

  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Crime& Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conon Doyle
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain


The equipment and personnel of the 12th regiment of African Riflemen (12ème Régiment de Chasseurs d'afrique) 19th French armored group (Groupement Blinde Français 19e) Free France in Porto Farina (Porto Farina). In the foreground, stripped or broken French tank SOMUA S35. Front view on the right side which shows the ammo rack. For him, the British tank Valentine Mk III. In the background two French tank SOMUA S35. District of death and capture the 10th and 15th Panzer divisions of the Wehrmacht along with the entire group of the German-Italian troops in North Africa. Tunisia, Porto Farina, may 1943.

EXO Takes Home Daesang At 1st Soribada Best K-Music Awards

On September 20, EXO was awarded Daesang (Grand Prize), Bonsang, and fan-voted New Korean Wave Popularity Award at the first Soribada Best K-Music Awards. Notably, this Daesang marks the group’s 19th since debut.

After accepting their award, Suho said, “We’re happy to be able to receive Daesang at the first [Soribada Awards], and are sincerely grateful. Thank you to Lee Soo Man, all the staff, and our SM family. I believe we were able to receive three awards, including this Daesang, because of our EXO-Ls. This is our first Daesang with this year’s album, which is really meaningful…2017 is coming to an end, but this is just the start for EXO. We hope you look forward to the remainder of our promotions. We are one! EXO, let’s love! Also, our members Chanyeol and Lay who could not be here with us today, we miss you and love you.”

See Also: Winners Of 1st Soribada Best K-Music Awards

Baekhyun added, “…thank you for waiting for us to make a comeback. I want to say thank you for giving us strength and showing us love when we finally returned. EXO-Ls, we always love you, and thank you for supporting us.”

Sehun expressed that he hoped that the fans would always be healthy, while Kai commented on how special it was to be able to receive this award on the eve of Chen’s birthday. Chen simply shouted, “I love you EXO-Ls,” while Xiumin said, “Thank you to EXO-Ls for making us shine again this year and raising the value of EXO’s name. All the members are happy, so I hope that all of our fans will always be happy as well.” D.O. stated that they would work hard to be always be “well-mannered EXO.”

EXO released their album “The War” just a few months ago in July 2017, breaking many of their personal records and setting new ones, such as a new record for first week album sales. In just 24 days since of the release “The War,” EXO made history by earning the title of quadruple million seller. The group recently made a comeback with their repackaged album and its title track “Power,” and now has over 100 domestic music show wins under their belt.

Congratulations to EXO and EXO-Ls! Check out all the performances from the awards show here!

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US Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Q. McClintock. 5 JAN 2016.
Died in Marjah District, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire. The incident is under investigation.

McClintock was assigned to the1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), out of Buckley, Washington.

Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft; A Geographical and Historical Overview


Lara Croft’s adventure starts when she arrives in the depths of a rainforest in East India near the river Ganga, looking for an ancient temple that supposedly holds a beautiful crystalline relic named after the local tribe that resides there: the Infada Stone.
After making her way through the dense jungle she stumbles upon the temple ruins along with a crew of scientists that are looking for the same object. The treasure hunter tracks down one of the explorers who took the stone with him and after disposing of him and getting back out of the forest she runs into the leader of the expedition, Dr. Willard, who quickly understands how capable Mrs. Croft is and decides to let her in on the true history of the artifact she just obtained in exchange for her skills.
The Scottish businessman reveals that the Infada Stone was in fact much older than Lara believed; it dates back to millions of years ago when a meteor crashed onto the surface of the earth. Much later, a tribe of Polynesians carved four artifacts out of the rock and proceeded to worship it for its extraterrestrial powers. In the early 19th century, a group of British sailors embarked on a circumnavigation of the globe on behalf of Charles Darwin to compile information about the species of the earth. They got off course and landed in the deserted Antarctica where they stumbled upon the remains of the ancient Polynesian settlement and their meteorite artifacts that they took home with them. In the course of the later lives of each of the remaining sailors the four relics were scattered across the earth and ended up in various places.
Dr. Willard managed to get his hands on one of the sailors’ journal and was able to locate all four artifacts including the Infada Stone that Lara just found. He offers her the chance to track down the other three and after she learns of the locations the adventurer begins her journey across the globe. 


The first job takes Lara back to her home country where she is supposed to track down entrepreneur Sophia Leigh who runs a powerful cosmetic company from her headquarters in London. According to Willard’s information the ruthless businesswoman somehow got her hands on what he believes to be one of the meteorite artifacts that is also known as The Eye of Isis which was presumably stolen or bought by Miss Leigh herself from the local National History Museum and has since been in her posession.
Lara manages to find a way into the skyscraper via the abandoned Aldwych subway station after running into an underground gang of thugs that call themselves The Damned. She learns that they are in fact victims of Sophia Leigh’s pharmaceutical and cosmetical products and have been abused for testing purposes, resulting in complete deformation of their faces which forced them to shut themselves away from society. 
The treasure hunter gains entrance to Leigh’s offices and faces her in a showdown on the rooftops and after a failed escape while trying to fight Lara off with her artifact, the adventurer manages to defeat her and take the meteorite stone.


On this highly dangerous and risky mission Lara takes a trip to the desert of Nevada where she is trying to locate the infamous Area 51 military base that supposedly houses another one of the meteorite artifacts that government scientists are experimenting with. 
The adventurer finds a military outpost with patrolling guards and tries to steal a quad bike to cover more ground and reach the laboratories. However, she is caught and taken to the local prison. 
Being Lara Croft, she doesn’t stay put and manages to break out of her cell and make her way to a loading bay for military trucks and convoys where she swiftly sneaks into the back of a truck that is about to take off and head to the main structure where after avoiding deadly lasers and automatic machine gun turrets she finally reaches the highly guarded meteorite fragment that the US government titled “Element 115″ according to the eponymous chemical substance it contains.


Her last trip takes Lara to an uncharted island in the South Pacific Ocean where a native tribe guards the secret to the last artifact and possibly more of its origins and history. When the treasure hunter arrives at the coast of the isle she soon realizes that there are more explorers here as she stumbles upon a heavily wounded Australian mercenary that tries to warn her from something dangerous that is lurking in the jungles. 
The Brit sets out to track down the temple inhabited by the locals and encounters more of the soldiers as well as tribesmen trying to protect their land. After crossing a white water gorge and making her way through an underground cavern she finds a hidden passageway that leads her right into the Temple of Puna. On her way, she meets another one of the natives next to a big mural who warns her of the dangers of the meteorite and reveals his tribe’s history to her. Lara learns that after realizing how the possibly radioactive substances from the meteorite affected and disfigured the Polynesian people that inhabited Antarctica millennia ago they fled the continent in fear and abandoned their settlements completely. 
The treasure hunter proceeds to the sanctuary of the temple and defeats the powerful leader of the tribe to take his meteorite fragment, which the natives refer to as The Ora Dagger, with her. 


After Lara successfully gathered all the meteorite fragments she meets up with Dr. Willard in Antarctica near a digsite lead by his mining company RX-Tech to hand over the artifacts. However, the ruthless scientist reveals that if the still physico-chemically active substances within the relics are combined he is able to create evolutionarily superior mutations however he pleases and accelerate the natural human evolution.
When Lara refuses to give him the stones he manages to overwhelm her and take them with him into the depths of his digsite where his men have been working hard to unearth the remains of the ancient Polynesian city and the original meteorite crater that has long been frozen over.
The treasure hunter follows Willard through the mines and eventually faces him for a showdown right next to the gigantic sinkhole where he throws himself into a pool of the green acid-like liquid that has been boiling in the crater ever since, only to emerge again as a grotesque looking monstrosity with several more limbs and a spideresque body. Lara puts an end to the mad scientist’s plans and defeats him before escaping the forgotten city and taking off with one of his helicopters.

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Members of the Colorado Army National Guard’s 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) fast-rope from a U.S. Air Force V-22 Osprey aircraft at Butts Army Air Field July 11, 2009. “The operators were conducting special operations training through collaboration with the active duty 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and the U.S. Air Force’s 71st Special Operations Squadron out of Albuquerque, New Mexico,” said 5/19th SFG(A) Commander Lt. Col. Ken Chavez. The V-22 is a multi-mission, tiltrotor aircraft designed to perform missions like a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. (Official U.S. Army photo by Army Pfc. Kristoff Decloedt)


Living heritage of Kalocsa

The colourful flower motifs of the ornamental painting and embroidery of Kalocsa are known throughout the word and indeed have often been considered an emblematic symbol of Hungarian folk art. This branch of artistic expression has become a unique element of the traditional peasant culture of Kalocsa as well as the surrounding villages of Drágszél, Homokmégy, Öregcsertő, Szakmár, and Újtelek which were established in the 18-19th centuries.

The ethnic group referred to as Pota inhabiting the area known as Kalocsai Sárköz in south-central Hungary on the west bank of the Danube is distinct from surrounding groups in the characteristic dialect members used, their rich folk art and Catholic faith.

The women of Kalocsa who still draw, paint and embroider in the traditional style are the bearers and the perpetuators of the local heritage. Traditional revival groups, folk dance groups, the local museum and folk art centre all contribute to the safeguarding of the characteristic culture and folk art that distinguishes Kalocsa identity. The inhabitants of Kalocsa and the surrounding settlements are devoted to their folk heritage.

They create numerous opportunities for the presentation of their traditional dances and attire: Midsummer Eve Festivities, Danube Folklore Festival, Kalocsa Paprika Festival, village feasts, and harvest celebrations. These events attract people of all ages and provide an excellent opportunity for the transmission of cultural heritage from generation to generation. The role of awareness raising and art education is also of paramount importance in the safeguarding and sustaining of the local heritage.

Bizarre Victorian fact of the day...

The celebration of Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, held every 5th November, changed drastically throughout the Victorian period. In the early half of the 19th century large groups of costumed men known as ‘bonfire boys’ held riotous gatherings in town and city centres, involving large bonfires, fireworks, and a certain amount of property damage and confrontations with the police.

By the end of the era the commemorations of the failure of the Gunpowder Plot had become smaller, safer affairs with local authorities organising events such as torch processions and firework displays accompanied by music. Children kept the earlier spirit of mischief and rebellion alive by going to wealthier neighbourhoods asking for contributions of firewood, money, food, and drink whilst reciting songs or rhymes such as:

The fifth of November, since I can remember,
Was Guy Fawkes, Guy. Poke him in the eye,
Shove him up the chimney-pot, and there let him die.
A stick and a stake, for Queen Vicky’s sake,
If you don’t give me one, I’ll take two,
The better for me, and the worse for you,
Ricket-a-racket your hedges shall go.

NARIZAH, AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 22, 2002: Special Forces of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion 19th Special Forces Group Airborne review compounds during a search August 22, 2002 in Narizah,140 kms (86 miles) east of Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. Special Forces were first to enter villages in Southeastern Afghanistan during Operation Mountain Sweep. More than 2,000 troops took part in the operation.


Green Berets from 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) came together with the North Carolina National Guard, the South Carolina National Guard and the 82nd Airborne Division for Carolina Thunder 2015.

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