all the videos are from their official channel

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LGBT+ MASTERLIST PROJECT BY ROCIO @nuevayor​

Week One: TELEVISION
Week Two: MOVIES
Week Three: BOOKS
Week Four: POETRY
Week Five: MUSIC
Week Six: COMICS
Week Seven: DOCUMENTARIES
Week Eight: PODCASTS
Week Ten: HISTORY
Week Eleven: RESOURCES
Week Twelve: THANK YOU + GOODBI

Week Nine: Hello again and welcome back to the LGBT+ Masterlist Project!

I had originally named this post ‘BLOGS + VLOGS’ but after the overwhelming amount of suggestions specific to YouTube channels, I figured to dedicate this week’s post entirely to YouTubers. Voilà, here we are!

The genres vary this week, as always. We’ve got beauty vlogs, lifestyle vlogs, cooking vlogs, music vlogs, talk show set ups, and a bunch of other types of content! One thing is for sure, and the whole point of this entire project: these are all LGBT+ YouTubers. A lot of them are here on Tumblr too! So I added their @’s for you as well. 

If you think I’ve mislabeled someone (as in, if I have put them in this list or in the gifs above when they aren’t LGBT+), please tell me immediately as there’s nothing I value more than accuracy - I will be sure to follow up. In addition! If you’ve got recs, don’t hesitate to send them my way (particularly LGBT+ YouTubers who are people of color - I was underwhelmed to see the vast yet not so diverse YouTube vlogging landscape when it came to popularity.)

Next week: LGBT+ HISTORY - a compilation of academic journals, articles, autobiographies, YouTube videos, and other types of media that cover the long and too often glossed over history of the vast and diverse LGBT+ community. If you have any recommendations, send them my way!

Enjoy: LGBT+ YOUTUBERS

  • Pero Like - “Pero, like… You know what we mean. Weekly videos of tu vida.” A Latinx-oriented vlog in which one of the YouTubers is Salvadoran and gay, but LGBT topics are not the main thing they vlog about
  • Shannon @now-this-is-living​ & Cammie @the-2nd-star-to-the-right on their channel nowthisisliving - A lesbian couple who are “just sharing [their] story/love/life with anyone who wants to listen”
  • Claudia Boleyn - A bisexual YouTuber who makes videos about mental health and social justice issues
  • Miles Jai  (giffed above) - Posts improv sketches, parodies, “beauty tutorials”, as well as vlogs
  • Kat Blaque @katblaque (giffed above) - “Opinion Vlogger, Children’s Illustrator and Thrift Store Addict”
  • Sara @rnashallah(giffed above) - Totally not putting her up here because we’ve been mutuals on Tumblr for like mad long and I’m just very fond of Sara as a person. She vlogs about her life and tbh that alone is worth a sub in my book!
  • Eileen W. @peeves(giffed above) - Another good friend of mine (let me live). HILARIOUS, sarcastic, honest, and is pretty much always there to Validate You, so support her and subscribe!
  • Marina Watanabe @marinashutup​ (giffed above) - “Part time feminist vlogger, full time sass machine. Biracial, bisexual, bipedal.”
  • Kid Fury @signedfury - “Born in Miami and raising hell in New York City, Kid Fury is a media mouthpiece with a whole lot of nerve. This channel is one of many avenues Fury uses to cover life, pop culture and more with a unique and sharp flare of truth, shade, and fuckery.”
  • AriFitz @itsarifitz - Lifestyle + style vlog

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B.A.P is back with their first 2017 album (ROSE) and, as usual - but now more than ever since we’re going to have all the members together again to promote this comeback - the group needs to receive all the love and support  that we [BABYz] know they deserve, for all the talent, effort and worry that the members have in showing us a great artistic performance every new release.

Lately the group seems to be going through a hard time, where their perception of themselves (as people and as a group itself) is being shaken, giving way to a negative energy be spread between them and, as a result, between the fanbase too. With that in mind, this project rises to prevent this comeback of being received with hopelessness, to allow more interaction among the fans and to strengthen the relationship between B.A.P and us. This is a gesture made and developed by BABYz to be put in practice inside and outside of our fandom.

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BTS Comeback D-3, ‘Spring Day’ Teaser… Jungkook’s lonely youth

The group BTS has quickly begun their comeback countdown.

At midnight on February 10th, BTS took to their official homepage and SNS channel to reveal their music video teaser for the title track 'Spring Day’ from 'WINGS Supplemental Story: You Never Walk Alone’.

The teaser video begins with Jungkook standing alone in front of an inactive amusement park ride. While it seems like the members all look lonely amidst alternating scenes showing the sea, inside a train, and a parking garage, they are happy when they’re together.

Accompanied with the words, 'As the cold winter comes to an end, until spring arrives again, until the flowers bloom again, please stay a bit longer, stay a bit longer,’ the title track “Spring Day” mixes with a lyrical melody to leave warm lingering imagery, raising anticipation for the official music video release.

Through online music sources on February 13th at midnight, BTS will present their new album 'You Never Walk Alone’ which is filled with the message of comfort and warm hope for the suffering youth.  

Trans cr: Christie @ allforbts
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me: i don’t know a dan..

dan: *uploads dan takes quizzes of himself*

me: Daniel JamesDanHowell (born 11 June 1991)[1] is a British video blogger and radio personality. He is best known for his YouTube channel danisnotonfire, which has reached over six million subscribers. Together with frequent collaborator Phil Lester, Howell presented Sunday night entertainment show Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1 from January 2013 until August 2014, and presented the station’s Internet Takeover slot from September 2014 until April 2016. Howell was born and raised in Wokingham, Berkshire, England.[2] He has a younger brother named Adrian.[citation needed][2]Before starting his YouTube channel, he worked in retail chains Focus DIY at the age of 16, and later at the supermarket Asda.[3] After attending The Forest School, Howell went to the University of Manchester in 2010 to study law, but dropped out in order to pursue video blogging as a profession.[2]Howell has lived with best friend and fellow YouTuber Phil Lester since August 2011,[4] and the pair moved to London together in July 2012.[5][6] Howell uploaded his first YouTube video titled “HELLO INTERNET” on 16 October 2009.[7] He was encouraged by “some friends” including Phil Lester to continually upload videos to the site.[2]He also has a second channel, danisnotinteresting, which has over 1.5 million subscribers and 39.5 million views, as of August 2016.In 2012, he won the YouTube competition “SuperNote” run by Rhett and Link.[8] He also featured in the weekly video series Becoming YouTube created by Benjamin Cook which looked at the different aspects to becoming an internet celebrity.[9] He also wrote a blog for The Huffington Post, in which he wrote about the creative process behind making his videos.[10]Howell and Lester collaborated on a YouTube channel for My Damn Channel, entitled The Super Amazing Project, in which they investigated paranormal events.[11] In October 2014, it was announced that as of that month, the duo would not carry on working on the project, in order to concentrate on their Radio 1 show.[12] It was later announced that the Super Amazing Project would continue production, but hosted by different presenters, scouted by the My Damn Channel network.[12] On 12 September 2014, Howell and Lester posted the first video on their new gaming YouTube channel, DanandPhilGAMES.[14] On 8 March 2015 the channel hit 1 million subscribers.[15] It was officially the fastest growing channel on YouTube.[16]On 1 April 2015, Howell and Lester launched a spin-off channel, DanAndPhilCRAFTS, as an April Fools joke. It features a single video of them creating square snowflakes out of paper, with an amateur editing style and humour throughout. It reached over 154,000 subscribers and 500,000 total video views in one week.[17] “Don’t cry, craft” became a popular Internet meme from that video, described by the Standard-Examiner as “one of the best known YouTube phrases of all time”.[18] The channel was awarded the YouTube Silver Play Button at Summer in the City 2015.[19][20] On 1 April 2016 Howell and Lester made a second video for that channel in which they did another joke tutorial, this time on making glitter faces.[21][13]

Attention All LGBT+ Supporting YouTube Watchers

This is Bree, a YouTuber I’ve watched for quite some time now. Her channel is Kuledud3

(photo from her bf’s instagram)

She is well known for making video game commentaries, but she also does a lot of collabs, comedy sketches, and many other things.

On the same day that the supreme court ruled for marriage equality nation wide, she officially came out as LGBT. A couple days later, she made public her 6-month-old relationship with her roommate, Robin. (It’s their anniversary today!)

While many of her subscribers have been very supportive, her channel has taken a hit, as followers have unsubscribed. She currently has a little under 400,000 subs.

Whoever here is already interested in YouTube gaming channels, and who is also supportive of LGBT+ YouTubers, please check out Bree’s channel! Let’s help to support a Youtuber who’s done nothing but be courageous and sweet.

Bree’s Channel: Kuledud3

Robin’s Gaming Channel: Xycron (he has a beautiful radio voice)

Please reblog! Help spread the word about these cuties.

Regarding recent abuse of Youtube’s translation/caption functions on utaite videos

I’m writing this post because recently Soraru and Mafumafu have both opened up user-submitted translations on their official Youtube channels, and already there’s been multiple instances of people submitting very inaccurate content, some of which seems to be done intentionally. Over the last few days alone I’ve seen the following incidents:
1. My translated title was changed to display a shipping joke on a Soramafu video. It was absolutely not an accurate translation in any way, but it still temporarily displayed that as the English title on Soraru’s official channel.
2. Two separate video descriptions were changed and published to add “cute” lines that were not in the original description at all.
3. Very inaccurate captions were being published on separate videos.

I don’t like making posts like this, but I need help from the fandom to police this stuff.
Utaite are nice enough to start opening up their channels to allow user-submitted captions and title/description translations for us international fans, and it’s our job to use those functions responsibly. It’s not an exaggeration to say that thousands of English-speaking fans will see the translations on their official channels and assume that they’re accurate. When you put content on those channels, it’s your responsibility to be be sure that you’re reflecting the original uploader’s words correctly. There’s an easy rule to follow here: Don’t touch the translation functions unless you speak Japanese! If you catch a typo, or a mistimed caption, or if your Japanese is good enough to spot errors in the translation, then by all means go for it, but those are the only reasons you should be touching someone else’s submitted translation. And if your Japanese isn’t very good, you probably shouldn’t be submitting things at all unless you’re getting help. Everyone makes mistakes, and I’m certainly not saying you can’t have mistakes here and there (especially in captions), but overall the translation should have a consistent level of general accuracy.

I shouldn’t have to say this, but I will: Slipping in jokes/memes into a Youtube translation just because you think they’re funny is not ok. So please don’t do that. If you can’t read/understand the original words then you should not be putting new content into a translation.

The worst case scenario here is that the abuse of this system continues and utaite decide to close community contributions to their channels, or others decide never to open them at all as a result. It would be terrible to lose that helpful function for the entire international fandom just because a few people on the English-speaking side can’t be responsible with it.

I’m really sorry if this comes off as preachy or anything, but I’m just kind of at a loss for what to do here since it keeps happening ;; Thank you to everyone who has been helpful in getting these issues fixed. If you see something suspicious, pleeeease contact me right away and I will try to help get it changed ASAP if it’s incorrect. To everyone who has helped me with this, and also to the vast majority of people who are just enjoying Youtube videos without causing any problems, keep being awesome! <3

[HOW TO] YOUTUBE MV VIEWS

Honestly, being able to effectively stream the comeback MV is just as important as streaming on music app. Not only does the view gets counted towards Music Show wins, being able to reach a certain number of views generates positive news for the album and for Bangtan. Let’s try our best for this too~

  • REPLAY BUTTON DOESN’T COUNT AS A VIEW.
  • Do not re-upload the videos on any other sites. Reupload means, you download it as video and then reupload it on your own page or channel. This will take away views from the official MV.
  • YOU NEED TO WATCH THE WHOLE VIDEO. DO NOT MUTE. Plug in earphones on the device if you’re getting tired hehe~
  • Share the link on all your social media accounts, clicks from shared links will count as a view. Ask some of your friends!!! 
  • If you have a youtube account, use it to like, comment and share the video. But multiple views are more effective if you log out of the account or in incognito mode.
  • WATCH BOTH MVs ON 1THEK and iBIGHIT channel. 
  • Watching in incognito mode counts best, go to the youtube page and search for the MV title and click the link.
  • Multiple tabs doesn’t count
  • Create a playlist than has a total playing time of more than 30 minutes, please add DOPE and FIRE MVs (frm 1theK channel) to also help increase the views on those MVs.
  • Switch devices from time to time. PC then mobile or vice-versa.
  • After about every 5-6 hours, clear your cache.

There are a lot of different information on how to view MVs effectively just some things to keep in mind.

  • Youtube tracks your view based on your IP address. If you view the video once, it counts and then youtube kind of IDs your IP on their system.
  • Then they have preventive measures for bots or programs who can manipulate this view count, so if youtube identifies your IP address as viewing a specific link over and over in a SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, it will treat it as spam and invalidate these views.
  • That’s why you create a playlist so you can watch other videos and your IP won’t register as watching the same thing once you go back to the comeback MV link.

ARMYs please do share your best practices as replies below!!! We might have varying techniques on this. What is important is that you make sure that your view counts!!! Thank you~~~ ^_^

3k+ of a Zimbits AU

AU where Bitty is a food blogger/vlogger (okay so it’s not that au yet). He’s all about pies, and sugary, chocolatey, not-actually-that-good-for you food which tastes amazing. But he’s also into following trends and health food is the next big one. Superfoods, and vegan diets and all that stuff (turning slightly au now). So he starts mixing in some more health focused recipes alongside his usual stuff. But it’s still based around the sugary, chocolatey, not-actually-that-good-for-you stuff. So it’s vegan chocolate cakes with ingredient substitutions that actually are mouth-wateringly good, and faux fruit mince pies with nuts, and just, really tasty ‘dessert’ and ‘treat’ type foods that are, like, healthy.

So while that’s going on, Georgia assistant GM for The Falconers, and their nutritionist - let’s call her Martha - are at the end of their tether with hockey players who rue their meals plans and dietary restrictions. They’re basically whiny and Georgia and Martha did not sign up for this. So Martha, whose been following Bitty’s vlog for almost a year now, suggests that Georgia contacts him to see if he’s willing to partner with Martha and actually figure out some recipes that are not going to make the team go crazy from carb overload and sugar withdrawal.

So that’s the premise. But this is really a Jack/Bitty story. So…

Bitty is flustered because he played hockey in college and he still keeps up with it and he really appreciates how The Falconers are progressing as a team. And Jack Zimmermann, first out athlete in the NHL, is on that team so Bitty has a soft spot for him the team. So after asking for some time to think it over, and then using that time to panic and swear and ring up his parents, he accepts the offer.

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anonymous asked:

Since their performance @ the mamas I really want to get into monsta x~What are their personalities like? I've seen some shows but do you have any fav interviews? Blogs to rec? Sorry if this is kinda long!!

It’s not a problem at all! I’m happy to answer anything you have to ask about them, and I’m really glad more people are starting to get into them ^^ Hope this helps you somewhat~

The members (in order of oldest > youngest):

Shownu (Full name: Son Hyunwoo) - Leader of the group, the best dancer (you can check out some of his performances on Hit The Stage here, here, and here); also a great vocalist (his solo performance from No Mercy). The members call him the “dad” of the group, and he has a very relaxed demeanor most of the time. Laid back and doesn’t get scared easily (he once jumped off a 63-floor high tower because he wanted to). He’s also kind of awkward and shy sometimes, but very sweet once you get to know him. Very reliable as a leader, and cares for his members a lot ;u; Actually really really cute. Nicknamed ‘robot’; often compared to a teddy bear. Also, his eye smile is super adorable :’3

Wonho (Full name: Shin Hoseok) - Vocalist, charismatic stage persona; has a ‘sexy’ image as an idol, but in reality, is the fluffiest sweetest person ever ;-; Is extremely caring and sensitive; expresses his love for his members, fans, and family a lot (he personally helped his mom open a cafe after debuting ;;). Always makes sure to thank every single person, including every staff member ;; Very hardworking (also produces his own songs). The ultimate cheesiest dork (once took a cookie monster doll on a date). His one true love is ramen. His smile could make flowers grow :’)

Minhyuk (Full name: Lee Minhyuk) - Vocalist, bright and cheerful personality, a literal sunshine angel, the group’s “moodmaker”. Likes skinship with others and is very affectionate :’) Often compared to a puppy (nicknamed ‘Minmungie’). Loves Monbebes so much ;; (spent days perfecting calligraphy to show to fans to accompany a solo stage, worked on an entire exhibit for fans with Kihyun); admitted to often searching up things about Monsta X on SNS :’) Very caring and supportive of the other members; so full of love for everyone <3 “Jack of all trades”; once scored 3 consecutive tens in archery at ISAC (wow).

Kihyun (Full name: Yoo Kihyun) - Main vocalist, “hamster”, honestly has one of the nicest voices (OTL), named one of Starship’s top vocalists by many of his company seniors. Small and savage (remember when he threw confetti at Yoongi?), but also really caring at heart ;-; Often very cheesy when it comes to Monbebes (X,X,X). Sometimes tries to act cute (he’s naturally cute okay ;u;) or romantic, but gets super embarrassed afterwards. Also often called the “king of bluffing”. Loves kids, Gudetama, and fried chicken :3 Is called the ‘mom’ of the group because he cooks/cleans and wakes everyone up in the morning (nags at the members, especially Hyungwon, lmao). He sang for a few drama OSTs (X,X). Some performances you should check out: Hyeya (iconic performance from No Mercy T_T), Moon of Seoul (sings this song every chance he gets haha) on Masked Singer, Runaway Baby, etc.

Hyungwon (Full name - Chae Hyungwon) - Vocalist, talented dancer (choreographed this and danced it w/ Wonho and Shownu), model, “poet”, good at acting (he has a role in an upcoming webdrama!). The members once said that he looks like he walked out of a manga. Is known for being very handsome, but is also the biggest meme (a Brazilian political party even once used a vine of him as a meme). Might seem cool and laid back at first, but he’s actually extremely dorky <3 Known for his praying mantis dance and sleeping a lot. The other member of MX’s sass duo (along with Kihyun). The actual sweetest towards fans ;;;

Jooheon (Full name: Lee Jooheon) - Rapper, extremely talented (was the highest ranking for the majority of No Mercy, collaborated with professionals even before debut), charismatic stage persona - but also known for his cuteness ^-^ Seriously, he is the king of aegyo and all things cute ;u; Famous for his “kkukkukkakka” aegyo. The most easily scared member. Also a very talented composer; very passionate about music and the things he writes about in his lyrics (this song he wrote for his grandmother speaks out beyond the scope of words;;). Some other performances: Yessir (solo from No Mercy), duet with #Gun, SMTM (X,X), Get Low w/ MadClown, etc.

I.M (Full name: Lim Changkyun) - Maknae (that “doesn’t seem like the maknae”), rapper, known for his distinctive deep voice (and his iconic line “I am what I am”). Seems serious and quiet at first, but in actuality is the biggest dork. Multilingual. A total meme, but also super adorable and puppy-like (nicknamed “Kkukkungie”). Very very sweet and thoughtful ;; Had to deal with a lot of difficulties to get where he is now, but he persevered and worked so hard to overcome those  ;~;

In summary, they’re all such kind and hardworking people, who love their fans so much (to go so far as to dress up as doctors at fanmeetings and listen to fans’ problems), who never tire of expressing their love for their supporters, are always respectful and humble, and continue to work to do their best at everything, despite whatever obstacles they encounter ;~;

**As for shows (idk what you’ve already seen), these are the essentials:

  • Right Now (aka one of the greatest things ever bestowed upon the fandom)
  • No Mercy (their predebut survival show - I’d recommend watching something light and funny after this ;~;)

Other Shows/Interviews:

V App/Official Channel Videos:

Some of my favorite performances:

Some other things you should check out:

Please stan these lovely dorks ♡ You won’t regret it :’)

Code Lyoko - Daft Punk Pentatonix Medley

This medley had Code Lyoko vibes all over it!
00:00-00:14 One More Time
00:14-01:04 Get Lucky (Ulrich+Yumi)
01:04-01:39 Digital Love (Aelita+Jeremie)
01:39-01:54 One More Time
01:54-02:23 Harder Better Faster Stronger (Lyoko action montage)
02:23-02:38 Television (XANA)
02:38-End A mix of everything :)

…I realize that the quality of the clips isn’t exactly stellar…maybe once the official code lyoko channel finishes uploading all the episodes I can redo it in better quality. Hope you guys enjoy anyway though :)

Disclaimer: The contents of this video are not mine!
Visuals: Code Lyoko from Moonscoop
Audio: Daft Punk Medley by Pentatonix

anonymous asked:

You know there is literally thousands of things I love about Niall...but wanted to point this out especially today. He released a lyric video that is basically a forum to show us all his BTS with this one song on his VEVO channel which is accessible to EVERYONE. Showcasing yet again how down to earth and wants to be connected with fans and doesn't feel the need to shield us from any single thing related to his songwriting and solo career. He shares so much that it feels so intimate ya know?

!!!!!! THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!!! he just wants to share everything with us. and i am so completely satisfied with this video, like he could’ve released this as the official one, and i’d be so happy! i’m just so glad he’s getting to do what he loves. and looking fantastic while doing so :)

anonymous asked:

hello angel, i just got into astro recently and i was wondering do you have a guide or a masterlist of ''must watch videos"? or a masterlist with all of their videos and focus and everything because i really want it and also i really wanna get to know them so well! thank you 💐

I AM ALL FOR HELPING BABY AROHAS BLOSSOM
Don’t be overwhelmed by the size of this list! Just pick and choose whatever looks most interesting!! Fair warning: I know you asked for a guide of must watch videos but I kinda got carried away and there’s a whole lot here I’m so sorry . There are so many more than this but this is a good start. 

Note: for all of these videos if you ever want eng subs you might need to search the title of the video and “eng sub” to find it, idk if any of them are subbed because i usually pull these directly from the official channels which may not include subs

I-TEEN (all videos)
recommended I-TEEN videos:  (there are tons but these are the classics in my opinion) These are in chronological order.

ASTRO PLAY + DDOCA (all videos)
recommended ASTRO Play: astro play are a series of videos that showcase the boys just being silly (chornological order)

recommended DDOCA: DDOCA are self filmed astro videos (the camera’s name is ddoca) also chronological order

Some Fancams/Performances

VARIOUS VARIETY 

SHOW CHAMPION behind the scenes: (not chornological)

anonymous asked:

By deleting their "official channel" does that mean on YouTube? Why on earth would they do that..?

Great question anon!!! It’s something I would also really love to know. 

It’s the 426 million dollar question!!!!! 

Multiple things:
1. Which channel? Youtube? Vapp? Instagram? Twitter?? ALL??
2. WHY?????? WHAT’S THE POINT??? WHY NOT LEAVE THEM UP FOR POSTERITY???!?!?!! 

*ahem* but yeah we dont’ know. HISTORY have a lot of accounts on a lot of obscure social media apps and although they have never been thorough or followed through on ANYTHING in the HISTORY OF HISTORY’S CAREER, how much you wanna bet that LOEN finally gets their sh*t together on this one and actually deletes everything. 

Oh i know, maybe they’ll put Jaeho and Yijeong on it. Yijeong has great expertise on deleting stuff from the internet and Jaeho has successfully deleted an entire social media account before so…  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

-Admin FS

((not bitter. sooo not bitter. no bitterness here.  i promise. just like all the promises LOEN has made to us over the years))

Edit: Ok, to be fair, most of their videos are on the 1theK channel. I think by “official account” they probably mean their twitter/fb/IG accounts…*fingers crossed*]

deoxys-official  asked:

if the plvsaa crossover is canon, though, that means that pl takes place sometime during 2022........

ah geez. Okay two options:

England (and anywhere that Luke and Layton travel to, but it makes sense I guess for small country towns to have a little less tech but ehh??) as a whole decided that they wanted to kinda keep the old-time aesthetic and went back to cord telephones and fax machines (which can explain the tech for all the mechanical miracles in the PL games and the high tech reconstruction machine in LB) 

OR

we got more time travel shenanigans

*x-files theme plays*

Get to know SF9

i have been receiving many messages asking me info on the boys and some are very similar and so I decided to make this informational post answering some of the common questions I am being asked and hopefully it can be a help to many of you as well :D If you have any other questions that are not included in this post feel free to message me ~ ^^

Who is SF9?

SF9 is a 9 member South Korean boy dance group under FNC Entertainment. They are FNC’s first boy dance group ever ! SF9 stands for ‘Sensational Feeling 9′ (used to stand for ‘Sensational First 9, FNC changed their name for unknown reasons). SF9 was formally known as Neoz Dance Team, from FNCE’s survival show program called D.O.B (Dance or Band). They competed against Neoz Band Team who also fought for their debut.


“Wait I thought their name was Neoz School?”

No. Neoz School was the name of the training system they were under. It’s a pretty simple concept. Basically Neoz Dance Team & Neoz Band Team were “students” who attended this “training system school” called Neoz School. Therefore whomever “graduated” will be the group to debut. When both teams were together they would call themselves Neoz School as a whole, but when separated they would specify Dance Team / Band Team. So pretty much they never had an “official” name.

Wasn’t their name also Neo School at some point?

Yeah, that was their very very first “name” when they were first made public in early December at FNC Kingdom Japan 2015, but then FNC changed the name to Neoz School with no explanation. They even remade all their sns and youtube account with the new name.. (it was such a hassle lol)


Who are the members in SF9?


I heard there used to be 11 members? What happened?

Yes there used to be 11 members in the group. The boy group was first spotted in early December 2015 at the airport heading to FNC Kingdom Japan. FNC had already announced earlier that year that they would be debuting a boy group but never specified how many members or when. Airport previews of the boys showed that there was 11 members at the airport including the 2 former members, Alex and Jinkyu. A couple days later after FNC Kingdom, FNC released a promo vid about the group showing in extremely quick cuts the faces of the members, Jinkyu and Alex were in it. But then when FNC uploaded individual member teaser videos, they didn’t release any for Alex and Jinkyu.. FNC never released an official statement as to why the two members were suddenly not part of the group anymore..

Are they actively doing anything right now? 

Yes. Unfortunately Jinkyu isn’t under FNC anymore but he is actually a part of Boys 24 now. As for Alex, he is still a trainee in FNC but there hasn’t been any recent news on him.

If FNC said they were already planning to debut a boy group then why did they do a survival show program?

FNC’s CEO Han had revealed at a press conference a few weeks after the boys had already been promoted for a while, that the members debut was not for certain and that there was plan for a survival show program with another team. It was a shock for many of us.

Is it true that FNC changed Juho’s name to Zuho?

Yes. We aren’t exactly sure when FNC changed his stage name to Zuho but fans found this out when they were re-watching their school lesson videos on their official Neoz School youtube channel and they saw that the subs had changed his name to Zuho.

Where can I watch videos to get to know the members better ?

I actually created a links post here which you can check out and it will pretty much be like a SF9 TV channel/vid list of all their predebut vids.
Don’t worry about not having enough time to watch them all. Trust me, the majority of these vids are really really short, some are nothing more than 15 minutes long (except for their survival show program eps from D.O.B).

I hope that this informational post was helpful and thank you so much for showing interest in SF9 and I hope that you can continue to show them lots of love and support <3

Red Velvet’s Dumb Dumb MV (Music Video Analysis)

The views presented in this analysis are a part of my own individual interpretation of the video, which means they are subject to error. This post is based off of the Dumb Dumb, Ice Cream Cake, and Automatic videos from SMTown’s official Youtube channel. 

“They all look the same”: It’s a phrase that we’re all familiar with as kpop fans. It’s annoying as hell, but I think we’ve all gotten used to hearing it. I’ve heard it a million times about Red Velvet. I’ve seen people criticize SM for making no effort to make any one of the girls stand out beyond their assigned colors. Happiness Era they sported rainbow colored ombre (different colors, but still), during Be Natural they all had black hair, during Ice Cream Cake they all had shades of blonde, and even now with identical red-dipped bangs for certain Dumb Dumb promotions. Their costuming, similarly, is uniform, with slight differences. They’re intentionally made up not to look the same, but similar. The intention, of course, is to communicate that they are a cohesive unit, complementing each other whilst maintaining individual charm. Efforts to evoke this can be seen within their past videos, paralleling Dumb Dumb. 

The above screenshot is from Automatic, while the second is, of course, from this video. (They’re both at 33 seconds, he he). In both videos, the girls sit at a table, as if in conference. The Knights of the Round Table come to mind. They come together to share ideas, to make plans. The chess set indicates the discussion of strategy. It shows they are all equal, they are all of one mind.  

In Automatic, Ice Cream Cake, and Dumb Dumb all feature the girls in a car together. Irene drives, reflecting her position as leader, but ultimately they’re all in the same car together. Where Irene leads them, they must follow. Their journey is a shared one. They are not only of the same mind, but of the same body. 

It seems a little contrary that a girl group that went through such lengths to communicate their unity would produce a video apparently criticizing the uniformity within the idol industry. I will, of course, seek to reconcile these two concepts. 

Doll Factory, Idol Factory: In Dumb Dumb, we see our heroines cast as both the dolls and employees of a doll factory. They are both the product and the productive. Their purpose is to create yet they were created–a paradox that points to their careers as idols. As idols, they were “manufactured,” or trained, by a company and presented to the public as artists, meant to create music. The kpop industry has long been criticized for this “manufacturing” of talent, as members of groups are often replaceable. The video indeed criticizes this commercial side of kpop, but Red Velvet is exempt from this criticism. Here we see that when assigned the role of dolls, simple clones, they cannot function as group. If they were truly idol clones as they have been accused, the factory would have continued its productions smoothly. They are not compatible with one another. In fact, when placed within such a system, their mere presence creates a sort of revolution–and not just in relation to the cloning criticism, but in kpop as a whole.  

The very first image we see is a table set with five chairs in a room without windows or doors. This room is representative of the kpop industry–inescapable. Even before Red Velvet’s arrival into this room, it was furnished and waiting for them, just as these criticisms of the industry existed before their debut. They are placed within a room, trapped, within this preconceived notion that they adhere to the kpop cliche of mass produced idols. 

The inclusion of recording equipment doesn’t fit the doll factory theme. It’s included as a reference to music, as a tip off that this doll factory is actually a metaphor for an idol factory. 

These dials are marked with seemingly obscure Latin phrases. However, anyone familiar with publishing, graphic design, or even just Microsoft Office will recognize this as the filler text included in templates in order to avoid distracting from the layout and design. If it’s in Latin, you can’t read it. You’re forced to pay closer attention to layout. This makes for an interesting comparison to the kpop music. Kpop has a global audience, the most of which doesn’t speak Korean. The language isn’t what’s important, it’s the music. In light of all the debate about whether or not the industry has become too commercialized, it’s a reminder of what it’s all really supposed to be about.

They sit at the table, hands in. They wear matching red nail polish. In the center of the table is a chess set with orange and blue pieces. Both the blue and orange sides have one knight and two pawns moved. The chess sets mirror one another. And then the chess pieces begin to float. 

The chess pieces, as before mentioned, indicate strategy–something wholly linked with business. And in this kpop business, the pieces all copy one another. Under Red Velvet’s influence, the pieces begin to float. They’re disrupted. They cannot copy one another if they are not even touching the board. In this way, they are shown to revolutionize how idols are conceived. I say that this happens under their influence because of their placement of their hands toward the chess board, as if their collectively power is going toward this goal of disrupting the chess pieces. Think of it like a ouija board. In order for it to move, all participants must place their hands on the piece. 

There’s a birdcage positioned between silverware as if the cage itself is the plate, the meal–or rather, what goes inside the cage. The cover of Ice Cream Cake shows each member with a bird perched on their shoulder. They are the birds that would be eaten. This industry is one that would eat them alive. 

In the windowless, doorless room, the girls look upward toward the camera above them. This indicates that they’re aware of the system they’re in, that they realize they are trapped, that perhaps the only way out is up. In order to break the preconceptions people have about them, they must succeed. 

Here, we see them in glasses with painted-over lenses. I believe this is a play on the idiom ‘rose-colored glasses,’ as these glasses are blue and yellow. ‘Rose-colored glasses’ tends to refer to someone who has an optimistic–too optimistic–view of something, perceiving the situation as better than it really is. In this way, they’re not really seeing the truth of the matter. These colored glasses literally prevent them from seeing what’s in front of them, an inversion of the rose-colored glasses idiom. 

Inside the school bus, Red Velvet and their doubles sport pig tails, oversized bows, freckles, and oversized striped shirts. The oversized shirts hide their mature figures, making them look boyish, younger. Here they are made into children. Not only does this childlike concept appeal to the doll theme, but it speaks volumes of how idols are treated: every moment of their life scheduled, driven around by their managers like children in a school bus. 

These scenes where the girls dance and pose are references to the performance aspect of their careers. 

We see Seulgi leaning on an outdated television. On the screen we see Red Velvet performing. This insinuates that the way they’re viewed is outdated. To try to put them in such a small box would be as logical as using such an old piece of technology in modern day. 

She’s wearing a boater hat, which were fashionable in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  The other members follow this fashion in other shots of the video. This is as well a reference to outdated modes of fashion. Contrast the old prejudices that have been applied to them to the new reputation they want to build with their success, just as these old costumes are contrasted with the later more modern clothing they wear in the end of the video. 

This falling doll is the embodiment of the conception that they are just another set of kpop clones, or dolls. It’s falling, and later we see it break as they shatter this conception. 

The inclusion of the rising pressure gauges are a clear allusion to the high pressure they’re under. 

On a conveyor belt, we see a purse, a shoe, and tubes of lipgloss. This is a reference to the fashion side of kpop, where they must maintain a flawless appearance. Yeri looks disillusioned with these items before her, tired of the expectation placed on her appearance. 

The cassette tapes are another reference to outdated technology, this time musical technology. The tapes have writing on them: French copyright warnings, Canta U Populu Corsu, Renucci, Seru Giran, Barbara, Mozart. Canta U Populu Corsu was a Corsican music group. They spurred a revival in traditional Corsican language songs. Renucci was a French film director. Seru Giran was an Argentine rock group. Barbara was a French opera singer. Mozart was a Viennese composer. Like these artists came to represent their language and culture, Red Velvet will do the same with Korean. 

In the first screenshot, the ‘FM’ is most likely a reference to radio. Unlike the cassette tape, radio has remained relevant in the music industry. In the second, we see a more modern stereo system. The technology being presented is progressing toward the enduring, the more advanced. This progression is, of course, spurred by Red Velvet. Even if the way they’re viewed is outdated, they’re still progressing, working to change how they’re viewed. 


They’re seen in the car. There’s a nighttime city skyline behind them. It’s a strong contrast from the image of them in the school bus. Here they are presented as mature adults. They drive their own car. Their are no clones. This is a more accurate representation of who they are as artists than the school bus scenes. 

Eggs, in the traditional Easter sense, represent rebirth, resurrection, and growth. Even as this egg is shattered by a hammer, there isn’t a baby chick as maybe expected, but bright pink liquid. With each rebirth, or comeback, they will continuously present the unexpected. 

Wendy and Yeri read the results presented by this machine. Though they keep moving the paper as if they’re reading the results, they’re not actually looking at the paper. The actual results are irrelevant. Public opinion is irrelevant to them. It takes a back seat to their growth as artists.  

The old rotary dial phone, viewed for the second time in this video, is another reference to outdated technology. 

The miniature globe in the mannequin hand shows that while some are criticizing them for being “mannequins,” they’re meanwhile spreading their influence throughout the world. 

And finally the doll hits the ground, shattering. 

Throughout the video, Joy is presented as a sort of lookout. She’s seen looking into the machine where the dolls are produced, looking through the blinds. Here, she wears a worried, shocked expression on her face. She foresees difficulty in what they’re trying to accomplish, and hints at the malfunction of the machine system. The malfunction is made only clearer through the many clones running around the factory. 

Irene’s rap references Michael Jackson and his songs. The choreography, with the hand placed over the crotch, is another reference to Michael Jackson. As the “king of pop,” as he was called, he of course influences the careers of all pop artists. It gives the impression that just as Michael Jackson influences them, they’ll one day become such important influences. 

In case you didn’t know, people thought that bees were the tiniest birds for, like, 2000 years. This ‘bees are birds’ idea ties into Red Velvet’s representation as birds. Bees were considered by Greeks and Romans to be the birds of the Muses, enabling poets to write great poems and lyrics with their honey. This elevates the level of music Red Velvet is capable of putting out. Bees are also industrious, an entire hive unified with one goal. Their message of unity is also strengthened by the bee analogy. 

Like Joy, the other members can foresee difficulty. With the malfunction of the machinery around them, they face hardship. 

However, they manage to overcome this difficulty. And when they dance, the machinery dances with them. The factory that produced them now looks to them for guidance. 

In the end, we see the factory in absolute chaos. There’s paper everywhere. Yeri is throwing cheesepuffs. An alarm clock, a fan, a typewriter, a record player are flying around. And despite this chaos, there’s obvious joy. The factory can no longer function and that is how it should be. They’ve broken free of the system it tried to impose on them. They’re unified, but it doesn’t mean they’re mass produced. This unity is not a weakness or a cause for criticism. They are not dolls, or clones, or mannequins. They each have a vital role, their own color. Their unity is not anything except a force to be reckoned with. 

I’m back + new theme!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you all know I’m officially back from my hiatus. I needed a small break and I appreciate you guys so much for being so patient with me ♥

I’ve given the blog a small overhaul, with a shiny new theme (check it out here!) and a new avatar! I’m also steadily going through my older posts, giving them some much needed zhush, and working on some highly requested study-related video on my YouTube channel, sarahboparah, so be on the lookout for that! Love y’all! xxx

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I hope i'm not bothering you too much, but did sf9 appeared in any shows during easy love era and do you know where to watch this with english subs? I only saw videos from the official channel, so i'm a little bit lost :(

Hello and you’re not bothering me at all. All questions are welcomed ♡ I believe the only variety shows they were on were Weekly idol w/ cross gene and featured on Guesthouse Daughters

also, @hello-asexynewme was kind enough to make a masterlist-ish post (videos of SF9) for those who are interested in SF9 and want to get to know them better c:

NOC+10 List

The official channel can be found below, followed by the ordered pairs of hidden videos discovered so far. Since we have all the public videos, this list is required to keep tabs of all the hidden links paired with each public upload.

NOC+10 Official Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGNXc9SMSSdOyfmZMSeLQ5w/videos?sort=dd&view=0&shelf_id=0

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(March 7, 2015) [Hidden Video 1: 0101 0101 0000 0010]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHkgDsMxFQY

(March 12, 2015) [Hidden Video 2: 0101 0101 0000 0100]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2AfQVy276Y

(March 19, 2015) [Hidden Video 3: 0101 0101 0000 0110]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQqQhlCICfY

(March 29, 2015) [Hidden Video 4: 0101 0101 0000 1000]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOH49oVWKmQ

(May 25, 2015) [Hidden Video 5: 0101 0101 0000 1010 (Particularly Important - Nothing valuable has been gained yet from this video, as the audio is highly distorted. Any breakthroughs on this piece would be the first)]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBQqJMCsaF8

(July 8, 2015) [Hidden Video 6: 0101 0101 0000 1101]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfyTSmCJKIA

(August 12, 2015) [Hidden Video 7: 0101 0101 0000 1110]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZZjdLWKgig

(August 21, 2015) [Hidden Video 8: 0101 0101 0000 1111]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHVAeXDWuGg


Remember: each hidden video corresponds to the public video that has the same date. (First public video is on March 7th, first hidden video is on March 7th. Just play ‘matching pairs’ with the dates.)