2011 02

anonymous asked:

wait tell me in what way is the 5sos fandom sexist

Okay so I’m gonna preface this with clarifying that I am in no way asserting that everyone in this fandom is sexist. The point of me bringing this up and trying to open a discussion about this is so that an acknowledgement of the worrying portion of the fandom that is sexist can be made.

The biggest problem, in my opinion, is how, in general, the 5sos fam treats the girls that 5sos see. Regardless of your personal opinion on these girls, the things that this fandom says about the girls they date are disgusting.

Before we even know anything about the girls, people immediately jump to the conclusion that the girl is dating them for the money, that they’re manipulating the guys, or that their only worth is their relationship with the boys. It feeds in from the ancient archetype of the Evil Woman™ who only cares about vanity and who only has her best interests in mind.

People act as if these girls have no lives outside of destroying the lives of the boys. As if they have no personal lives of their own, like their relationship is literally all that defines them. That. Is. Not Okay. Girls who see people perpetuating these ideas are then led to believe that who they date or have dated in the past are their only defining factors.

Of course, I realize that it’s hard to avoid this since it makes sense that we’d only talk about the girls in context of the boys, but some of the posts that I’ve read that are dedicated to tearing the girls down will make them out to be self-obsessed monsters who truly don’t have anything going for them outside of their relationships. Most, if not all, of us don’t know jack shit about these girls’ personal lives. We have no place to be making such presumptions.

The part of the fandom that actively hate their girlfriends also make it seem like the boys are helpless kids who are the victims 110% of the time. I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again: 5sos are anything but perfect. They’ve made so many shitty decisions in the past, but most of us recognize that that’s okay (to a certain extent). We realized that their shitty decisions aren’t the only things that define them and we know that we ourselves have done or said equally shitty things before as well. So, acknowledging these things, we move on from their “””problematic””” histories and move on.

But then?? If one of the girls did something on May 22nd, 2011, at 8:02:35 am, you best believe people in this fandom will be pulling up those receipts non-fucking-stop. It’s ridiculous. Like I said, you may have your own personal opinions on these girls, and that’s completely fine, but the notion that the girls must be perfect angels almost every moment of every day while ignoring the fact that the boys are anything but is ultimately and undeniably sexist.

Even just the idea that the boys are helpless and clueless idiots who can’t possibly survive unless we, their 170 IQ, 4.7 GPA holding fans, educate them by “””exposing””” what their gfs have done is sexist to the boys as well!! They’re full grown adults. People in this fandom act as if they’re  children who don’t have the brain capacity to decide on their own whether who they’re dating is good for them or not.

And this sexism isn’t new either. Even before any of the boys began officially dating girls, the “groupie drama” of yesteryear was just as ugly. I’m not gonna get into whether any of it was true or not (because frankly who cares), but even if hypothetically they did have “groupies”: 1) The term itself is gross. It reduces the girls down to nothing but casual fucks to not care about later and 2) The girls would always be the ones getting called sluts or other similar, shitty names, despite the fact that, surprise surprise!! Sex involves at least two parties!! Anything that the girls were being blamed for should have, at the very least, been directed to the guys as well. (Not that any hate like that should ever be directed to anyone ever, for the record.)

The sexism was high key years ago, and it’s just as bad today. Even just searching Crystal’s name on Twitter/Tumblr/Insta will get you to posts of people hating on Crystal for dying her hair blonde,,, as if Michael - her boyfriend!!! - hasn’t dyed his hair a million times before.

And if anyone reading this is still not convinced, I urge you to imagine if any of the boys were dating a guy instead, and then try to tell me if the guy would get even a fraction of the hate these girls get. (Of course, that’s also a product of the regressive fetishization of homosexuality among fandoms in general, but that’s another rant for another day.)

Everyone definitely has differing opinions on these girls that they’re dating or have seen in the past, and I’m sure those opinions will greatly influence your opinion on this matter. However, I think even by just looking at the drama in this fandom objectively, it is undeniable that even if all of the hate caused by the idiosyncrasies of their relationships with the boys were removed from the equation, we’d still be left with the immense amount of internalized sexism that parts of this fandom have wrongfully encouraged for years now.


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Via Flickr:

Northern Downpour at Bush Hall 08/02/2011 when they sing the “hey moon” part.

1. First, I want you to look at Brendon. Usually, Ryan comes in at this part, and look how Brendon smiles in happiness as he remembers the Pretty. Odd. days. Then, look at how sad he gets as he puts on a fake smile.

2. Now, I want you to look at Dallon. Right after he sings “hey moon”, he quickly looks at Brendon to check on him. Because it’s Ryan who usually sings that part, Dallon knew it would make Brendon feel sad. And then look how Dallon then turns back to the microphone and he also looks sad because he knows how Brendon feels. Also, Dallon probably didn’t feel too comfortable singing that part, as it was one of the biggest things in Brendon and Ryan’s friendship.

What I believe is that Dallon respects Brendon’s previous friendship with Ryan. He even said in a tweet that he would like to meet Jon and Ryan. I think Dallon knows the pain in Ryden (the friendship and possible relationship) and this is why I respect Dallon so much.





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anonymous asked:

what are stangs used for ?

What AREN’T they used for. The stang for me is the ultimate tool that takes the place of many other tools, it is my wand, besom, blasting rod, staff, and vertical altar. I use my stang to ride to the sabbat, to cast my sacred spaces, to part the veil and call my gods, I use it as a representation of Auld Horn, and as the focal point in ritual. Its a versatile unique tool that many witches use whether it is a full length staff or of wand size. Below I’ve included some resources if you were interested in the history, uses and symbolism of stangs and their place in witchcraft. .  






Don’t call it bromance … (via CBS 02/17/2011)

Like a river

“So those little metal circles spin around with a motor, and a beam of light reads them and plays music? That’s awesome.”

“Isn’t it? Muggles are coming up with the neatest things these days. Although,” Hermione huffed just a little as she slung the knapsack of CDs off her shoulder, “this technology is pretty heavy. I don’t even know what Mum put in here, she just seemed to grab handfuls and shove them in. I’m a bit out of the loop on muggle music so I told her anything was fine.”

Ron spread out a blanket and unpacked his knapsack’s contents of food and drinks while she connected the Discman to portable speakers with a tiny wire. The porch light from the Grangers’ home was dim from the crest of the park’s highest hill.

“Ok, I’ve heard of some of these… Celine Dion, Elton John, Boyzone, Garth Brooks? That’s not mum’s usual style.”

“He’s got his face painted like a Quidditch supporter. Let’s give him a go.”

Rollicking music issued from the speakers as Ron and Hermione nibbled and sipped, gradually scooting closer to one another until they were side by side. Hermione tucked herself under Ron’s arm and leaned back a bit.

“You know, all those nights out in nature, and I never really looked up at the stars. I OWLed in astronomy, of course, but that was more where planets and stars are in relation to each other. I’m afraid I’ve forgotten all the constellations and their stories.”

Ron looked down, a bit dumbstruck.

“Something has escaped that steel trap of a mind? I can’t believe it.”

“You spent more time on it in Divination, which I blew off. Do you know them?”

Ron smoothed Hermione’s hair away from his face and gently tucked it between her head and his shoulder. He shifted his shoulders to cradle her head more securely against himself and leaned the both of them back.

“So if we begin with the moon as our central point of reference, note that it’s currently waxing gibbous. We’ll use its tips to help us navigate to constellations. Over to the east from the northernmost tip…”

Ron went on to detail constellations, clusters, and planets, elaborating on particularly significant arrangements as he recalled. The couple gradually laid down on the blanket, Hermione curled into his shoulder all the while. As he went on, a quiet song came on, so he lowered his voice a bit.

“… Then continuing north along that line, there’s the constellation Coma Berenices. It gets its name from the story of an Egyptian queen who cut off her golden locks to pay off on a deal she made with the goddess of love to keep her husband safe during wartime. The goddess was so pleased that the hair was taken up to heaven as a cluster of stars*. I’d have done the same for you, you know, if I could.”

Expecting a bit of a snog for that romantic overture, Ron instead got a small snore as Hermione snuggled against him in her sleep.

“Well, I suppose that’s fine, too. Kind of nice, I’ll keep chatting to keep you asleep for a bit. You’re still sporting huge dark circles. Let me tell you about Orion over here. Fine bloke, and a magnificent todger there below his belt if you follow those couple stars. Fred and George pointed that one out to me years ago, I didn’t learn that at school. I figure Fred would love it if I passed that knowledge on to you. Well. Anyway, continuing north…”

Complete List of U-KISS Songs

Just updated with all the new music! Let me know if I’ve missed anything, it’s hard to keep track. I found 134 songs, not including intros and additional versions of songs. Enjoy. :)

By Song Title

A Shared Dream
Alone (including AJ)
Always – Real School OST
Baby Don’t Cry
Bad (나쁘다)
Bang Bang Bang
Because I Love You (사랑하니까)
Believe (A Shared Dream)
Believe (The Special to KissMe)
Believe (The Special to KissMe) (Japanese)
Bingeul Bingeul/ Round and Round (빙글빙글)
Break Up
Breaking Apart (망가져가) – Mr Idol OST
Bungee Jump
Can’t Breathe (숨도 못 쉬어)
Can’t Breathe (숨도 못 쉬어) Remix
Can’t Be Without You (너 없이는 안돼)
Come Back/Want You Back (돌아와줘)
Come Back to Me (다시 내게로 와줘)
Crazy 4 U
Dancing Floor
Dear My Friend
Distance (including AJ)
Don’t Act Innocent (내숭떨지마)
Don’t Break Us Down – Kevin & Jun
DoraDora (돌아돌아)
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe
Ending – Never End
Ending – You are the Reason
Erase – Hero OST
Every Day
Fall in Love
Feel It
Follow Me – AJ
Finally – Kevin & Alexander
Forbidden Love
Forget our Memories – Kevin
Gangstar Boy
Give It to Me
Give It to Me (Remix)
Head Up High
Heart Strings (言えないコトバ) – Hoon
Hey Man
I Don’t Understand
I Like You/ Ni ga Joha (니가 좋아)
I Like You (Remix)
Inside of Me
Interlude I - Possession
Interlude II - Now and Forever
Intro (ContinUKiss)
Intro (Moments)
Intro (Neverland)
Intro (Only One)
Intro (uBEAT - Should Have Treated You Better)
Intro - Before Yesterday (Break Time)
Intro - Black Hole (Action)
Intro - Fly High (Memories)
Intro - Imma New Thang (Stop Girl)
Intro - It’s Time (Bran New Kiss)
Intro - On Fire (Bring it Back 2 Old School)
Intro - Pump Pump (New Generation)
Intro - Something Special (Inside of Me)
Intro - Step by Step (Collage)
It Must Be Fate (인연인가 봐)
It’s Been a Long Time (오랜만이야)
Let’s Get
Lifetime/ For KissMe (평생)
Like a Fool (by Im Chang Jung; Soohyun cover)
Light it Up
Lights Out (불꺼)
Love of a Friend (친구의 사랑)
Love on U
Man Man Ha Ni/ Am I That Easy (만만하니)
Man Man Ha Ni (Remix)
Melody (メロディー) (by Tamaki Koji; Soohyun cover)
Missing You
Miss You So Much – AJ
More Painful than Pain (아픔보다 아픈)
Mworago/ What (뭐라고)
My Reason
Mysterious Lady
Not Young (어리지 않아)
Not Young (Remix)
OK! (Remix)
On the Floor
Once More (もう一度)
One (하나)
One Call Away – Soohyun & Kevin
One Love
One of You
Only You
Only You/ Kimi Dake Wo  (君だけを) – Soohyun
Out of Time (Korean version of Tick Tack)
Party All the Time
Party All the Time (Remix)
Play Back
Playground (놀이터)
Quit Playing/ Don’t Flirt (끼부리지마)
Real Love
Remember – Syndrome OST
Rock Me
Rock Ya Body
Sexy Baby
Shape of Your Heart
She Ain’t Mine (AJ)
She’s Mine (내 여자야)
Should Have Treated You Better (있을 때 잘해 줄 걸)
Show Me Your Smile
Shut Up!! (시끄러!!)
Smart Love
Snowman (Soohyun)
Spring Rain
Squeaky Squeaky/Creak (삐걱삐걱)
Standing Still
Standing Still (Remix)
Stay Gold
Still – AJ
Stop Girl
Stop Girl (English)
Story of April (4월 이야기)
Sweety Girl
Sweety Girl (Remix)
Take Me Away
Talk to Me
Talk to Me (Remix)
Te Amo
Tell My Y
The Only One
The Sound of Music
The Words that Hurt Me… (내게 아픈 말은…)
Thousand Miles Away
Tick Tack
Time to Go
Title Undecided (タイトル未定)
Top That
Wait (잠깐만)
We Set Off!!
We’ll Meet Again (다시 만나요)
When Love Stops (사랑이 멈출 때) (愛が止まるとき)
Who Says/Who Was It (누가 그래)
Without You

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