almost infinite

Idols who almost debuted with different names

If I’ve missed any groups/idols or got any incorrect, tell me. :) 

Groups

  • EXO - Boy’s Paradise
  • Infinite - The Big Dipper / Blackberry / ICONS / Super Sonic
  • BTOB - Chungdam Unbeatable / Sonic / Asian King / Arirang
  • BTS - Big Kids / Young Nation
  • VIXX - Blue Fish / Sight / J Dice / SEE SUN
  • BEAST - Sixcon / Keumeundong Eagles / Genghis Khan / 300 / K6
  • Big Bang - Diamond
  • SHINee - Luxury Boys / SM5
  • f(x) - Bomb / Flower / Meow
  • Wonder Girls - LC (Ladies Club)
  • Girl’s Day - Ice Cream / Diamond
  • Brown Eyed Girls - Do You Know Us / Monster / Crescendo
  • MAMAMOO - Wah Wah Girls
  • 9MUSES - Daughters of the Empire / Poppy
  • TVXQ - Oh Jak Yook Boo (internal organs) / Dong Bang Bul Pae / SM5 / The Legend of the Swordsman / JeonMuckGo (a whale that feeds on pancakes)
  • CNBLUE - Pine Tree
  • SNSD - Super Girls
  • OH MY GIRLS - Anonymous Girls
  • Lovelyz - Radiance
  • Monsta X - High Top
  • ZE:A - V9 / Vampire / WEB
  • SISTAR - DoorooDooroo DaraDara DiriDiri Bob
  • KNK - Must One / Kaiser / Guys / Rose of Sharon / To the O / Royal

Idols

  • Baekyun - Uto
  • Chanyeol - Pia
  • Sehun - Leo
  • L - Goan / Hwarang / MS Myungsoo
  • Hyunsik - Gaon
  • Changsub - Alpha
  • Ilhoon - JL
  • Minhyuk - Huta (this was his underground name)
  • Eunkwang - Silver Light
  • Sungjae - Ryu
  • V - Rex / Six
  • Jimin - Baby G
  • Jungkook - Seagull
  • Sunmi - Berry
  • Sunye - Sunny
  • Sohee - IC
  • Yeeun - Silver
  • Hyuna - Mint
  • Sojin - Wens Sojin
  • Leeteuk - Kang Soo
  • Shindong - Udon
  • Kangin - Woongdam (gallbladder of a bear…)
  • Kyuhyun - Gwee Hyun
  • T.O.P - Mark
  • Daesung - Big Castle
  • Seungri - Sonic
  • Taeyang - Taekwon
  • Jun Jin - Lee Gi Go
  • Minwoo - Parang / Taeyang
  • Dongwan - Ato
  • Lizzy - Deokie / Soonie / Deoksoonie
  • Hwasa - Patzzi
  • Solar - Doremi / Mipa
  • Minah - Thurs Minah
  • Sojin - Wednes Sojin

soften the blow. 12x13 coda. deancas. (ao3)

Cas picks up the phone halfway through the second ring. “Dean?” he says. “Is everything all right?”

“I love you,” Dean says. Cas inhales sharply on the other end of the line. “And I don’t have any bad news to follow that up with.”

“I–” Cas says. “What?”

“Getting real tired of people telling me that just to soften the blow,” Dean says. He hangs up, heart racing.

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We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares.

But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision, there was another - slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.

This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.

He stared up at the stars: and it seemed to him then that they were dancers, stately and graceful, performing a dance almost infinite in its complexity. He imagined he could see the very faces of the stars; pale, they were, and smiling gently, as if they had spent so much time above the world, watching the scrambling and the joy and the pain of the people below them, that they could not help being amused every time another little human believed itself the center of its world, as each of us does
—  Neil Gaiman, Stardust

anonymous asked:

In an infinite universe, us humans are finite right? If we compare something finite, no matter how "big" it seems to us, to infinite its almost nothing. So we can accept that in the universe humans existence percentage(that sounds weird I know) is 0%. We dont exist. We are nothing.

  • Nintendo: Breath of The Wild introduces tons of new characters, mechanics, lore and possibilities! With almost infinite options at your disposal, you can do practically anythi-
  • Almost The Entire Fandom, almost instantly after release: Let me marry prince Sidon
  • Nintendo: wh- what?
  • Fandom: Let me marry Prince Sidon.
  • Nintendo: what about Zelda?
  • one tiny portion of the Fandom, quietly and in the distance: yeah, what about Zelda!?
  • The rest of the Fandom, loudly: Prince Sidon is perfect and I love him let me make link marry him please

I’m kind of emotional about Magnus Burnsides the Mannequin’s last stand? That’s cinematic that is. “Do you need to water to breathe?” The Voidfish rises up with him with a sung denial, so with one mighty swing of his axe - not enchanted Railsplitter but his old axe, maybe as old as his memories of the planet with the purple sky and two suns, haft and blade each replaced a dozen times but still at heart the same axe he learned to swing as a boy - Magnus the mannequin DESTROYS the tank. The wave of water blasts out, wrecks the Hunger’s more robotic minions in a cloud of water and sparks, and knocks back the rest. They converge again, of course, ignoring for the moment the Voidfish in favor of their old foe, in a weaker, more wooden form than usual - but do you think they know that axe? Do you think something, that was smiling in that bright-streaked cloud of darkness with a thousand raging, starving eyes, remembers that swing, that deadly slice, that roar of battle fury as the protector stands once more over the body of a friend and innocent, a creator, and strikes until he can strike no more at those who would destroy.

And in another moment, he’ll rise again, in a better, more familiar body with a less familiar but almost infinitely more badass weapon. Oh, how it must drive the Hunger mad how these seven twittering nuisances never stay down.

12x14 watching notes

this show normally never makes me cry except that 1 episode in season 7, but god dammit Berens got me TWICE I’m disowning him

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In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or it might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western capitalist democracies—the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant. In a word, they failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distraction.
—  Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited
Club Omelas- (JungkookxReader)

Anon asked: Could you possibly write a scene where the reader is in the club and she gets interested by Jungkook grinding n dancing away aha? Like theres a lot of sexual tension and lip biting n stuff             

Forgive me for getting a little creative with this request. I hope it doesn’t detract from the original content that you wanted, but I sincerely apologize if it does. -Spice


Originally posted by jeonify

The thundering music seemed to pulse through your body as you walked into the club. Lights flickering rapidly, you had to blink a few times in order to get adjusted to the unnatural lighting. You typically weren’t one for clubs, but your friend had managed to convince you that this is what you needed in order to relieve all the stress from the past week. The club was a unique one, not only in name but in the experience as well. Club Omelas it was called, and it quickly became a hub of the town nightlife as it seemed to provide an almost intoxicating experience for all who entered. The stories you had heard reminded you of the old Greek myth about the Lotus Eaters; when people entered Omelas, they seemed to lose a sense of who they were, and there were even some rumors of people disappearing from the club itself. You had figured that it was all just people who were over-hyping the place, people who were more than likely drunk or high or both when they were in the club.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a series of survival horror first-person shooters set in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone encompassing the Nuclear Power Plant and town Pripyat, as well as the surrounding areas. Developed by GSC Game World, each entry has different protagonists with varying goals but it all takes place in a very unforgiving patch of Ukraine.

If you find yourself a fan of late cold war aesthetics or enjoy post-apocalyptic settings, as well as a challenge that is unfair at times, the Zone is for you. Experience the journey of a lifetime: emission storms, wildlife, soldiers, cultists, derelict buildings, incredible vistas, and trench coat enthusiasts.

I said come in, don’t stand there!

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