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Harry Styles devastated following sad death of his stepfather Robin Twist

The singer’s beloved stepdad passed away this week after losing his battle with cancer

HARRY Styles has been left heartbroken following the loss of his stepfather Robin Twist.

The singer’s stepdad sadly passed away this week after losing his battle with cancer aged just 57.

A representative for Harry, 23, said: “Harry’s stepfather, Robin Twist, sadly passed away this week after a long battle with cancer.

“The family asks for privacy at this time.”

Robin helped raise Harry and his younger sister Gemma during their teenage years.

Harry was best man when his mum Anne Cox married Robin in 2013 and admitted that giving his speech was “the most nerve-wracking thing” he’d ever done.

He said: “I practised on my own for days beforehand, on the sofa reciting it to myself. I tried to make it have a bit of everything.”

The devastating news comes just six months after Harry’s One Director bandmate Louis Tomlinson suffered the loss of his mum Johannah Deakin.

Louis was left heartbroken after his mum died in December following a long battle with leukaemia aged 43.

K-Pop Group BTS Reveals Its Biggest Beauty Secrets for Glowing Skin

Last month, BTS, a K-Pop group from Seoul, cemented itself in American pop culture by winning the Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards. The second the boy band hit the magenta red carpet, thousands were exposed to the wonders of K-Pop. Since then, people have been quick to call BTS, which is short for Bangtan Sonyeondan (or Bulletproof Boy Scouts in English), the One Direction of South Korea. However, that’s just an easy way to give them some context. In reality, BTS is actually completely different. Why? The seven-piece group’s performances are complete with flawless choreography, expert rapping, high-fashion looks, and insanely catchy vocals. Oh yeah, and they look damn good while doing so.

No matter where BTS is, their skin is forever smooth and has an enviable glow to it. Their eyes are typically adorned with a subtle smoky eye look, which both Jin and Jimin told me is their favorite part of wearing makeup. Their lips always have that popsicle-stained look that everyone’s been craving lately. Their hair colors are constantly changing, too. In 2017 alone, Jimin’s hair has been bubblegum pink, silver, platinum blonde, sandy blonde, and caramel brown. If they had to choose just one shade, though, Rap Monster tells Allure that he prefers “ash gray and ash blue because these complement my skin tone well.” Agreed. Also, Suga added that his favorite hair color is blonde because “I just need to de-color and that’s it.”

The beauty aspect of BTS’s fame alone separates them from the likes of One Direction, the Jonas Brothers, and the Backstreet Boys. And their legions of fans, lovingly called A.R.M.Y., live for it. YouTube is filled with makeup tutorials inspired by looks from BTS’s music videos. A whole Tumblr account called Dewy Bangtan is even devoted to tracking down the beauty products BTS uses based on screenshots from behind-the-scenes videos.

If the names I mentioned above didn’t ring any bells, let me give you a quick summary of each of the seven members of BTS.

Jin

At 24, Jin is the oldest member of BTS, but he doesn’t act like it. He has a very specific skin care-related reason for that. In a recent video, he said, “I have a motto of my life, ‘If you behave young, your face becomes young, too.’” Noted. His good looks went viral after the Billboard Awards. On Twitter, he was called the “third one from the left”, accompanied by dozens of heart-eye emojis. His response? He’s “worldwide handsome.”

Suga

Many will identify with Suga, one of the group’s rappers, on a spiritual level, as I do. When he isn’t working his ass off producing, writing, and composing songs, he just likes to lay. Same. Just as his hair color preference suggests, he’s the most low-maintenance of the Bangtan Boys as far as beauty routines goes. He’s basically a granddad trapped in a 24-year-old’s body.

V

V’s interests lie in the finer things in life like Gucci, Van Gogh, and photography. The 21-year-old also makes some of the most hilarious facial expressions and has the most velvety voice in BTS. Some consider him to be the most handsome in the group, but I’ll let you decide.

Jimin

Jimin is the king of selfies. BTS’s Twitter is filled with evidence of this statement. In their music videos, you can pick him out by his sharp dance moves. In a group photos, you can pick him out by his seriously adorable baby face. Don’t let it fool you — he’s not the youngest. He’s 21. And if anyone was wondering, he’s what K-Pop fans call my “bias,” aka my favorite. His pink hair sealed the deal for me.

Jungkook

Ok, now it’s time to talk about the youngest member of BTS. Jungkook, 19, is a classic, hard-working millennial. He can do everything, including sing (in English), dance, and rap, and do it all incredibly well. When not suited-up in a dress shirt or velvet bomber jacket on stage, you can catch him wearing a white T-shirt and Timberlands.

Rap Monster

Meet the leader of the group. BTS was literally built around the 22-year-old. As you probably could have guessed, Rap Monster, well, raps. He’s also BTS’s mouthpiece. Fluent in English, he usually takes the lead in stateside interviews. (Watching Friends helped him learn the language.) He has a habit of winking in photo shoot and making people across the world melt. Cringe-worthy hairstyles from BTS’s debut in 2013 aside, Rap Monster has some of the best looks of BTS.

J-Hope

I’m convinced J-Hope’s ever-positive personality is the true secret behind his glowing skin. (More on his actual secrets later.) Also 22, he’s like BTS’s portable charger, giving them (and fans) the energy and encouragement. Watching him dance will give you strength, too. Trust. He’s s-o g-o-o-d.

Now that we’re all on the same page, here’s the best part: BTS took a break from their massive world tour, which has made stops in the US, Australia, and Brazil, to chat with me about their skin care routines. Yup, you’re about to find out some of their secrets.

Why is it important to you to take good care of your skin?

Jin: “Skin is what completes my appearance. I value my looks very much, so it’s equally important to take good care of my skin — that’s a pivotal part of my face.”

J-Hope: “Taking good care of your skin is the No.1 rule for all celebs. I get to meet a lot of fans face-to-face at fan meetings and similar events, and I’d like to look my best for them.”

What’s your biggest skin concern?

Rap Monster: “My skin is dry most of the time, and my biggest concern is keeping it [moisturized]. I get zits from time to time and that concerns me as well.”

Jungkook: “I get pimples sometimes, and it’s very stressful.”

You guys travel a lot. Do you do any skin-care treatments while you’re on the plane to keep your skin from freaking out?

V: “On the plane, I dampen cotton pads with toner and put on lotion twice as much.”

Jimin: “I don’t really do anything extra special for my skin on the plane, but I try to drink as much water as possible.”

What are some of your favorite beauty products?

V: “I’ve been looking for my absolute favorite beauty product for a long time because my skin becomes dry and oily relatively fast. I haven’t found the right one, but I’m not giving up! Any recommendations?”

What is your skin routine like?

J-Hope: “[In the morning, I use] toner and face cream. [At night, the steps are] toner, essence, acne care, lotion, cream.”

Jungkook: “Toner and cream for night and morning routine.”

A lot of people find skin care routines to be a form of self care. Do you agree?

Rap Monster: “I totally agree. My favorite brand is Mediheal, and it has a variety of sheet masks you can choose from after a long day of work.”

Jimin: “I do agree because I try to clear my mind by cleansing my face after performances.”

Do you have any bad skin care habits?

Suga: “My bad habit is that I don’t take care of my skin.”

V: “I don’t particularly have a bad habit, but I’m worried about my skin having lack of elasticity. How can I prevent this?”

Are there any Korean beauty trends that you particularly love?

Jin: “I love sheet masks. I try to put them on whenever I feel my skin is dry and exposed too much to the sun. They help me make up for lost moisture and brighten my skin.”

Do you have any go-to skin care tips for clear, glowing skin?

J-Hope: “I try to go to the dermatologist when I have some free time after work.”

Jungkook: “I wish I had one! Let me know, and I’ll try.”

© Devon Abelman @ Allure

12 Dumb Anti Su Critical Arguments (Part 1)

You know what’s been annoying about the SU Fanbase lately? The whole SU Critical vs SU Stans discourse that’s been going on lately. Which side am I on? Well if you’ve been following my blog you would know that I’m on the SU Critical side. Yes, sometimes Su Critical can be nitpicky, they can be rude too, and I don’t agree with everything they say. I’m still on their side though because people are allowed to critique things, critiques can help artists, and the show is not as good as it use to be. I feel like I’m always the one to stand up for criticism so I’m going to do that again. Here are 12 dumb arguments (in no particular order) that are almost always said to SU critical people. If you think I’m using a straw man here, I’m not. Su critical people can attest that yes, people really do make these arguments. If any of you receive these arguments, just link the Stan to this article. I’ll admit that I might get a little mean, but I believe it’s justified. These arguments are dumb and even a little toxic. 

12. Stay out of the Tags!!!: 

Originally posted by geekylaugifs

This one starts off the list because it isn’t an argument; it’s just an annoying statement. Why should we? Our post is related to the show just the same as yours. Is it because you’re a crybaby that can’t handle somebody having a somewhat negative opinion on the show? How will you react if you have a friend that doesn’t like a film as much as you do? Are you going to bitch at them too? People are allowed to have a different opinion than yours. Saying people can’t critique a show because you like it is so conceited. The thing is, SU Critical people do stay out of the tags. They only tag their stuff as SU Critical and I noticed that they’ve been calling the show by different names like Steven University or Stephen Galaxy. I use to think they did this to be funny, but I recently realized that they do this so they can stay out of regular SU tags (Tumblr puts something in the tags if the word is mentioned in the post, even if you didn’t tag it as such). Anti Su Critcal people aren’t as cordial, they post so much SU Critical hate in the SU Critical tags. 

11. Personally Insulting the Critics:

Originally posted by sapphirerose818

This is a fallacy called Ad Hominen. It’s a fallacy because it’s not a real argument; it’s just petty. You could tell an SU Critic that they have no life, so they decide to get a full time job, a loving spouse, and 2 kids. They do all that stuff, but Steven Universe will still be flawed. Their argument still stands. 

10. Just Sit Back and Enjoy It: 

Originally posted by sapphirerose818

This argument is used so much, not just against su critical, but film analysis people in general. People, stories are complex, especially in a visual medium. Some people like looking deeper into the complexities because those are interesting. Analyzing it is enjoyable to us, so we’re not trying to ruin your fun, but you sure as hell are ruining my fun.  As for criticism, the quality of art is felt first and thought of second. Analyzing a quality of a story is analyzing our reactions to a story. When we find a film boring, we think about what the film did (or didn’t) do in order to bore us. If we find a film exciting we think about why the film excited us. So really, we can’t just sit back and enjoy a story, when we didn’t enjoy the story.  There seems to be this misconception that film analysis people are pickier, but we’re really not. From my experience film analysis people actually like a wider variety of movies and shows. The difference is that we’re better at explaining our opinions. Non-film analysis people say that they didn’t like a film because it was stupid and boring. Film analysis people explain why they found the film to be stupid and boring.

9.  Redesigns Aren’t Criticisms: 

Really? People redesign characters because they don’t like how the character is designed and they find faults in it. Think of it this way. There’s an artist who draws a character and shows it to her friend. Her friend says that it’s not horrible, but there’s something off about the design. The friend is also an artist so she decides to redraw the character herself with a few changes. The friend asks the first artists if she likes the changes, and she does and decides to incorporate them into the design. See, would you say that’s not criticism? No! It totally is criticism. 

8. They’re Aliens! They Don’t Have Race: 

Originally posted by suqilite

Um, race coding exists. There are always non-human characters that appear human, but are meant to resemble different races. Sometimes this can be offensively (like the race coding in Phantom Menace), but it can also be done well. It’s pretty clear that characters like Garnet and Bismuth are coded black. Their hair, overall appearance and voice actors imply that the characters are supposed to resemble black people, so it’s perfectly legitimate to take issue with how the characters are handled within a race context. Also, some of you people (and by some of you people, I mean some of you white people) might not know this, but there is dark skin prejudice even within ethnic communities. I learned about this because I did a report on Bell Hooks in college and watched a documentary about the problems dark skin black women have to go through, and they seem to not be treated as well by society as much as lighter skin women within the same race. I mention this because even if you want to say that they’re aliens, they do enforce darker skin stigma by having character have darker skin when they’re suppose to be evil, but have lighter skin when they are suppose to be good. They did this twice with Lapis and Blue Diamond (though I don’t think they are intentionally trying to reinforce a stigma against dark skin people). What I’m saying is that bringing up race when talking about aliens is totally legitimate. 

7. You’re not an Animator so you can’t Critique: 

Originally posted by suqilite

I’m not an actor, but I can tell you that this right here is shit.  

You don’t need to be in the field or work in order to be able to tell if somebody is doing a good job. People might not have practical experience in animation, but they might have seen a lot of animation. They have eyes and can tell what is pleasing to look at. They know that artwork is supposed to be appealing to look at (if it’s suppose to be) and they can tell when there are errors made in animation. Saying that you have to be an animator in order to criticize animation is pretentious nonsense.

To Be continued… 

SINCE A BUNCH OF *important* MARVEL MOVIES ARE COMING OUT IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS:

DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ABOUT THE MOVIES. UNLESS CONFIRMED BY THE DIRECTORS OR MARVEL THEMSELVES, IT MAY NOT BE TRUE. UNTIL ITS CONFIRMED OR WE SEE THE MOVIE(s), WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

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So far, Styles is the only other former boy bander to release a full-length. His debut album, a self-titled rock effort, owned the Billboard 200 for one week just last month. The record has spun off one official single, “Sign Of The Times,” which kicked off its time on the Hot 100 at No. 4, making him the second 1D singer to hit the top 10 in the U.S. Only one other track with his name attached to it, the promotional single “Sweet Creature,” has reached the tally as well, though that may change as he continues to promote the album. It might only be a few months old, but “Sign Of The Times” has already been certified gold for shipping half a million equivalent copies.
—  Forbes.

Ariana Romero: *posts article* 

This Still Star-Crossed Storyline Is So Depressing

Me: *side eyes title* *reads article* *rolls eyes* Are you freaking kidding me?

Me: ‘So Depressing’ is the blatant sexual exploitation of women on Game of Thrones, including the gratuitous rape of Sansa Stark that was not in the books.

Me: ‘So Depressing’ is Abbie Mills getting sidelined on her own show, Sleepy Hollow, in favor of more Crane family.

Me: ‘So Depressing’ is critics dismissal of fun genre fair in favor of grimdark prestige shows when in the Golden Age of television there is no reason not to celebrate it all. (Thank you WIRED for that great article!)

Me: Let me fix that title for you. *scratches it out and writes a new one* 

Still Star-Crossed Powerfully Celebrates The Agency Of Women Of Color

time.com
Emma Watson Is Hiding a Very Buzzy Book in Paris
The belle of the book club is at it again — with 'The Handmaid's Tale'
By Raisa Bruner

Belle of the Book Club Emma Watson Is Back to Her Novel-Hiding Ways With The Handmaid’s Tale

Bookworms, fear not: dauntless Emma Watson is continuing to carry the torch of reading with her global literary initiative. This time, she’s hiding copies of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in mysterious locations around Paris, according to an update she posted on Twitter (in both English and French, of course).

Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity thanks to a dramatic and critically-lauded television adaptation of the dystopian story, starring Elisabeth Moss. So it only makes sense that Watson, an avid reader and women’s rights advocate, would be on board with spreading the book’s message far and wide through her stealthy book-hiding techniques, which have been well-documented over the course of the last year. The Handmaid’s Tale is also, conveniently, the month’s selection of her online book club Our Shared Shelf.

Watson may have left playing Hermione in her youth, but she can’t seem to kick that reading habit. Not that fans are complaining.

And some of the copies are already getting discovered.

do u see anything odd about the wikipedia homepage rn……

Why White And Red Need Good 2 Drops Printed For Modern

2 drop creatures are extremely monumental for a color. When you think any color you can instantly name their best 2 drop, except for two colors, red and white.

Blue’s 2 Drop: Snapcaster Mage

Flashback a counter, a kill spell or a draw spell, it doesn’t matter it’s always a valuable card.

Black’s 2 Drop: Dark ‘Bob’ Confidant

Epically in modern life is an extremely expendable resource, but cards are significantly less expendable. This makes trading life for card advantage an extremely valuable asset.

Green’s 2 Drop: Tarmogoyf

A 8/9 for 2 mana? Its easy to say what’s good about Tarmogoyf, so lets focus on whats bad about it. The answer? Nothing. Pure value especially with the return of dredge and grixis control using the graveyard to pump your goyf.

If you’ve been to any modern events you know these cards through and through. I feel each colors 2 drops are very important for multiple reasons. Keeping the colors balanced is important for general health of the format. Red and white are never the main colors of any top tier decks. Only decks white and red star in are their mono color variants. Souls sisters features white and burn features red. Soul sisters isn’t winning any big tournaments and burns creatures only serve to be uninteractive. Giving powerful 2 drop creatures to these colors would definitely increase their ability to serve a bigger role in many decks. The other reason is, this would support and give more incentive to play FAIR MAGIC. If Wizards really want to discourage unfair/combo decks in modern instead of banning cards they should give more incentive to play interactive, fair decks.

I’m not saying red or white are bad colors, white is actually my favorite color in magic and has amazing answers/hate for most of the top tier. Also i don’t support the idea that Stoneforge and Young Pyro are the 2 drops for white and red. Maybe in legacy or vintage but not in modern. Stoneforge Is banned and young pyro isn’t even in the top 50 most played.


*NOTICE*

Massive thank you to @mtg-realm for trying to help me out and reposting my Top 5 Modern post. Its amazing to see someone that big still shows love the community. Also thank you to anyone else who reposted my content.

anonymous asked:

Trini's last name is officially Kwan - Trini's last name was confirmed as identical to the original when Patrick Sabongui revealed his role to be Mr. Kwan, father of Trini - there are plenty of news articles about it. And check out Power Rangers wikia too.

Trini’s name in the film isn’t confirmed as “Kwan”. she doesn’t have a confirmed last name as of yet so it’s just easier to just leave it and tag her as “Trini” so we don’t offend or make anyone uncomfortable by using “Kwan”

-Taylor

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