i named my family’s (me, my mom, and brother) group chat on facebook ‘velociraptors’ because we have this thing where we’ll run by each other’s doors or run into a room pretending to be one. screeching and all.
So it got my attention. Yuuri’s first greeting to Yuko, he uses
the honorific title, “San” which is
similar to “Mr”, “Ms.”, “Mrs”, and so on. And it’s been 5 years, Yuuri’s been out for a long time. But that’s not the only reason he greets his childhood friend with a new found distance and respect. Yuko’s already married, the girl he loved is not longer just his friend, but has now formed a family and Yuuri just can’t treat her like he used to.
But she immediately tells him to call her like always, and in that moment, things are back to normal between both. Yuuri understands Yuko is the same girl. Even now he feels a special love, and cares for her. But it ends there, and the way they handle this… a past unrequited love. Something that could have easily become part of a major drama in the plot of the story, was resolved in a couple of minutes.
The writing in this series, the interactions between characters, the story-telling, they way they manage to deliver each and every part of it, is just mind-blowing.
the phandom is fairly dramaless compared to most other fandoms, and although we do have occasional situations of utter chaos and destruction, the phandom itself is a very friendly, accepting environment. one thing i’d like to address is that we keep making the same mistake:
we totally pressure the shit out of them
2012: “are you gay?” “come out” “phan is real”
2016/17: “get a dog” “get a house” “come out”
over the years we’ve mellowed out a little and dan and phil have been more open with us since then and i love that, but take a look at the last two major dramas the phandom has been through:
2016, dan’s diss track: a considerable amount of people joked that it was his coming out video, people got pissed
2017, isg 9: a considerable amount of people joked that they were disappointed in dan, this was partly due to a miscommunication, but regardless, people got pissed
in both situations:
- jokes were taken to far and were viewed as insults
- people were not aware of how powerful their words were
here are things we should remember going forward:
- be mindful of how your post impacts the situation / where the situation is headed
- you’re gonna get hate for being mad at dan and phil, offer your opinion in a way that states what you didn’t like (”i wasn’t a fan of that video”) rather than being mad at dan and phil for it (”wow, that was dissapointing”)
- calling your best friend a rat is funny because your friend knows its a joke, being called a rat by thousands of strangers online is not so funny, and i know dan and phil can take a joke but in some situations calling them rats is much more serious because of the tension with the context of the situation
anyways, i hope we can grow from this and i hope what i said has taught you something, i can admit that what happened today was a mistake caused by nerves and a misinterpretation, and i hope you all are feeling happier and more cool headed now that the situation has died down a bit
anyone else noticed the trend here on tumblr of worshipping certain famous women for like a couple months and there being serious hype for them and then like a month later everyone’s ripping into them and talking about how much they hate them
25 SPECIAL ADVANTAGES THE THEATRE MAJOR HAS--- (and may not even know!)
Here’s a list of twenty-five skills, traits, and qualities of personality that are usually well-developed in individuals who complete four years of undergraduate theatre study.
Take special note of them. They are more extensive and important than perhaps you recognize.
As you think about them, consider how many of these advantages are unique to theatre majors–and that you havefar more advantages than majors in most other disciplines.
1. Oral Communication Skills
Many students find that theatre helps them develop the confidence that’s essential to speaking clearly, lucidly, and thoughtfully.
Acting onstage teaches you how to be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences, and some of your theatre classes will give you additional experience talking to groups. Furthermore, your work on crews has taught you that clear, precise, and well-organized oral communications are best. Oral communication skills are so important to some employers that they often send management trainees to special workshops. You already have an advantage.
2. Creative Problem Solving Abilities
Most people expect theatre students to exhibit creativity in such areas as acting, design, playwrighting or directing, and many companies do recruit creative thinkers. But employers are not always aware that theatre experience also helps you learn creative problem-solving techniques that are applicable to many jobs. Tell them!
For one example, tech theatre work–building scenery, hanging lights, making props, running the show, and so on–is a particularly good way to learn how to think on your feet, to identify problems, evaluate a range of possible solutions, and figure out what to do.
The same is true of almost every aspect of theatre. Directing. Design. Acting. Playwriting. Management. And more.
The point here is that your creative ability, what you’ve learned about using creative processes to solve problems, can be directly applicable to virtually any job you may have.
Most major companies believe that a creative problem-solver will become a good employee. That's you .
3. More than “get it done”
But theatre students learn that just “getting it done” isn’t enough. Not at all. It goes beyond that. You learn to do it correctly. In theatre we learn that merely “getting the show on the boards” is pure bush league and totally unacceptable. Whatever your theatrical job–tech, performing, research, management–it has to be done right . You learn to take pride in doing things at your very best level. Of course an employer will value that trait.
4. Motivation and Commitment
Being involved in theatre productions and classes demands commitment and motivation. These are qualities that college theatre faculty members and, in some measure, you and your fellow students, probably already possess. By example, we teach each other that success comes to those who are committed to the task at hand. Few other disciplines you study will so strongly help you develop motivation and commitment.
Many theatre students learn to transfer that attribute from theatre to other activities such as classes and jobs. For employers, that positive attitude is essential.
5. Willingness to Work Cooperatively
Your work in theatre companies teaches you how to work effectively with different types of people–often very different types!
Theatre demands that participants work together cooperatively for the production to success; there is no room for “we” versus “they” behavior; the “star” diva is a thing of the past. Your colleagues will usually let you know when you violate the team spirit of a production.
In theatre, it’s important that each individual supports the others involved. Employers will be pleased to know that you understand how to be a team player.
6. The Ability to Work Independently
In theatre, you’re often assigned tasks that you must complete without supervision. Crew chiefs. Directing. Putting together this flat, finding that prop, working out characterization outside of rehearsals. It’s left up to you to figure out how best to achieve the goal. The ability to work independently is a trait employers look for in their workers.
7. Time-budgeting Skills
When you’re a student, being involved in theatre forces you to learn how to budget your time. You need to schedule your days very carefully if you want to keep up your grades while you’re busy with rehearsals, work calls, and the other demands that theatre makes on your time. Good time management skills are enormously important to employers.
Personnel managers call people who approach work with initiative and enterprise “self-starters,” people who do what needs to be done without waiting to be asked, without needing to be told.
The complexities of a theatrical production demand individuals who are willing to voluntarily undertake any task that needs to be done in order for the production to succeed. In theatre, we’re all self-starters. We learn how to take initiative, to move a project from initial concept to finality–and to do it well.
9. Promptness and Respect for Deadlines
Tardiness is never acceptable in theatre because it shows a lack of self-discipline, and more importantly, a lack of consideration for others. Being late for a rehearsal or a work call or failing to finish an assigned task on time damages a production and adversely affects the work of many other people. Theatre demands that you learn to arrive on time and meet scheduled deadlines.
That’s a job-skill. Employers appreciate workers who are on time and do their work as scheduled.
10. Acceptance of Rules
In theatre you work within the structure of a set of procedures and rules that deal with everything from shop safety to behavior at auditions, rehearsals and work calls. You learn that you must be a “good follower." Theatre teaches you the importance of rules, a concept that’s valued in any organization.
11. The Ability to Learn Quickly– AND Correctly
Theatre students, whether they’re memorizing lines or learning the technical aspects of a production, must have the ability to absorb a vast quantity of material quickly–andaccurately . Your work in college theatre will show that you have the ability to grasp complex matters in a short period of time, a highly-valued trait to employers.
Note that part of this ability is another significant trait: knowing how to listen. If you don’t listen, you’re likely to make some major error that will damage the production. Listening is a skill for any job and an employer will respect your ability to listen and comprehend.
12. Respect for Colleagues
In theatre you discover that a successful production requires contributions from everybody who’s involved. Mutual respect is essential. Working on a production teaches us to respect and trust the abilities and talents of our colleagues. A prospective employer will appreciate the fact that you have learned the importance of respecting your co-workers.
13. Respect for Authority
Only one person can be in charge of any given portion of a production. The director. The shop foreman. The tech director. The designer. Theatre teaches you to willingly accept and respect authority. That’s a trait employers look for in their workers.
14. Adaptability and Flexibility
Theatre students must be adaptable and flexible. You need to be willing to try new ideas, accept new challenges, and have the ability to adapt to constantly changing situations and conditions. In one production you may be a member of the prop crew; in the next perhaps you’re in charge of makeup, publicity or the box office; in a third production you might have a leading role.
A worker who is versatile and flexible is highly valued to most employers; both traits prove that you are able and willing to learn new things.
15. The Ability to Work Under Pressure
Theatre work often demands long hours. There’s pressure–often, as you know well, a lot of pressure. It’s important that everyone involved with a production be able to maintain a cooperative and enthusiastic attitude under pressure. The ability to remain poised under such tensions in an asset that will help you cope with stress in other parts of your life, including your job.
16. A Healthy Self-Image
To work in theatre, you must know who you are and how to project your individuality. But at the same time, it’s important to recognize the need to make yourself secondary to the importance of a production. This is a tricky balance that, although difficult to accomplish, is a valuable trait that employers treasure.
17. Acceptance of Disappointment– And Ability to Bounce Back
Theatre people learn to deal with dashed hopes and rejection on a regular basis. Who hasn’t failed to get a role he or she really wanted or a coveted spot on a tech crew? You learn to accept that kind of disappointment and move on. You try again. Employers need workers who are resilient enough to bounce back from this kind of frustration.
Theatre demands that you learn how to control your life. More than other students, you are forced to make choices between keeping up with responsibilities and doing things you’d rather do. You learn to govern yourself. An employer will respect that ability.
19. A Goal-Oriented Approach to Work
Many aspects of theatre involve setting and achieving specific goals. In employer’s terms, you’ve learned to be task-oriented and capable of finding practical ways to achieve goals.
Busy theatre students, involved in a production or other theatre projects while also taking a heavy academic load, must learn to concentrate if they are to succeed. Acting classes in particular stress concentration, and once you have learned that skill as an actor, it can be transferred to other activities.
As you work in theatre you learn to dedicate your very being–to doing your best to create a successful production. There is dedication to that show…to your home theatre…to theatre as an art.
Many theatre students discover that committing oneself to a given task is deeply rewarding. Employers respect workers who have learned the value of dedication.
22. A Willingness to Accept Responsibility
Theatre students sometimes have an opportunity that is seldom given to students in other disciplines–the chance to take on sole responsibility for a special project. Being a production stage manager…a designer…a crew chief…a director. Students with other majors seldom have anything even close to these lessons. You can expect employers to value this unusual ability.
23. Leadership Skills
As a theatre student, you have many opportunities to assume leadership roles. You may, for example, assist a director or designer and lead other volunteers, serve as a crew chief, or even design or direct a production yourself. In the nuturing environment of theatre, faculty help you learn from mistakes so you become a better leader. Leadership training like this can open the possibility for comparable opportunities in a company that hires you. Can you think of any other major that offers this opportunity?
Theatre training teaches you confidence in yourself. Your accomplishments in theatre show you that you can handle a variety of jobs, pressures, difficulties and responsibilities. You develop a ”Yes, I can!“ attitude. Of course an employer will treasure that.
25. Enjoyment – "This is Fun!”
You’ve discovered already that theatre people mystify civilians when we say we’re having fun. Non-theatre folk shake their heads when we tell them that, and they ask how it is possible to have “fun” in a job that keeps us working night after night, sometimes until after midnight, doing something that calls for a grinding rehearsal or work schedule day after day after day, that makes us miss going to a movie or a concert. “That's fun?”
Yes. It is. We’ve learned how to find enjoyment in what we do. That’s a valuable attribute.
We can adapt that to other jobs, find ways to enjoy other activities. That positive attitude will mean a great deal to any employer.
Candice is right there with Grant, serving up compelling emotions and real tears on cue. I tell you. I hope she lands a long-running drama on a major network or a dozen successful movie roles after this.
Zen: Has a major in drama and catches everyone’s eye once he walks onto campus. Sales for drama productions have increased tenfold since he started starring in them.
Yoosung: Nobody knows his major but they all think he has a pretty hard one such as medicine or law because of the eyebags he comes to classes with. In reality he stays up late playing games.
Jaehee: Has a major in business and PR, works extremely diligently. Everyone wonders what her hobbies are, no one would guess it’s admiring the drama geek.
Jumin: Major in business and the centre of attention due to his elite background however nobody knows that his apartment is absolutely filled to the brim with kittens.
707: Major in IT and the biggest mystery on campus. Makes big scenes, always recognised due to his vibrant red hair and makes horrible jokes but no one knows who he really is. There’s a rumour that if you stalk him, you’ll hear soft puurs while you fall asleep.
V: Majors in arts and photography and gets at least one confession a day. Everyone is stunned by his beautiful eyes and it’s impossible to not love his alluring voice. When he and Jumin walk into campus, they steal all the spotlight. Kim Jihyun is the idol and prince of the university.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Review: Episode 16 (Finale)
That was the most perfect ending to the most perfect drama. Major congratulations to the actors, staff, and crew for portraying such a wonderful story in such an organic way. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo may have been one of the most underrated dramas of 2016-2017, but it was honestly one of the few dramas I’ve wholeheartedly enjoyed from beginning to end.
This drama perfectly described the growing pains of youth. It taught us to value our friends and our relationships with our teachers, showed us that it’s okay drop everything and put yourself first, to treasure our parents, and to ask for and receive help from others. We saw the all the innocence and insecurities that come with finding your first love, saw how your friends can be there through thick and thin, and how easily and naturally you can fall for your best friend. It was a classic coming-of-age drama and I can’t rave about it enough.
Bok Joo/Joon Hyung: Look how far they’ve come! Bok Joo went from juggling her passion for weightlifting, falling in love for the first time, and being concerned about her femininity to joining the national team and winning, getting a (handsome) boyfriend, and learning that you can be feminine and a weightlifter. Joon Hyung (aka the most perfect kdrama guy to ever exist) went from battling his trauma and his relationship with his mother to overcoming them and falling for his best friend and making the national team. And he did it all with a smile on his face. The fact they talked about getting married at the end made me squeal, how adorable. I’ve laughed more than cried with these two and this couple and the word “chubs” will definitely hold a special place in my heart. 💞 Major props to Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung for a fantastic performance; I honestly think the fact that they’re so close in real life played a huge role in how natural their chemistry was on screen—especially in regards to the skinship.
Secondary Characters: For me, the secondary characters can sometimes make or break a drama. The parents/uncle (Bok Joo and Joon Hyung’s), Nan Hee, Seon Ok, Tae Kwon, Shi Ho, Bok Joo’s coaches, Jae Yi and even Dr. Go, they were all such good characters. They all had such good and unique personalities and I enjoyed their antics and screen-time so much (especially Nan Hee, Seon OK and Tae Kwon)! It’s so rare to find a drama in which you enjoy nearly all the characters. And I know that Shi Ho was rough at first, but she wasn’t an a bad character; I quite liked her. They did so well in acknowledging mental health issues and how to seek help with her storyline. Also, I loved that Seon Ok and Tae Kwon were being all flirty at the end, I shipped it haha.
Pros: The writing is on point and the actors gave brilliant performances. The themes of friendship, youth, athleticism, and love (romantic and familial) are ever-present and portrayed realistically. The drama is not afraid to discuss mental illness and how one can approach getting help in a healthy way. It balances romance, comedy, and friendship perfectly; if I have to grade this drama, it’d be an A+.
Con: Hiring a model to portray a weightlifter in a drama based on an Olympic gold-medalist who looks nothing like her in body shape or size wasn’t appropriate, but it honestly didn’t bother me at all after the first episode because I think Lee Sung Kyung did brilliantly in this role. Plot wise, I don’t get why they rushed through Joon Hyung’s trauma and the back story of his relationship with his birth mother. I thought that they could have expanded on that a little bit more. Also, I thought it was kinda awkward that Coach Choi ended up with Professor Yoon and not Bok Joo’s uncle. Other than these very minor and inconsequential complaints, I thought this drama was perfect.
Drop an ask if you wanna discuss. I’ll definitely miss this drama. (Reviews Episode: 1, 2, 3 ,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 , 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 )
”Everyone has a youth. A time that’s more beautiful because it’s awkward and clumsy, a time that shines brilliantly. A time when you’re not afraid of anything because you have nothing to lose, and a time when you’re excited because you can have anything, everything. That’s now, age 24, my youth. Although I’m still uneasy and nervous, I’m perfect without needing anything else.” -Kim Bok Joo