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A white guy’s thoughts on “Get Out” and racism

This weekend, I went to see a horror movie. It got stuck in my head, and now I can’t stop thinking about it—but not for any of the reasons you might think.

The movie was Jordan Peele’s new hit Get Out, which has gotten rave reviews from critics—an incredible 99% on Rotten Tomatoes—and has a lot of people talking about its themes.

First of all, I should tell you that I hate horror movies. As a general rule, I stay far, far away from them, but after everything I’d read, I felt like this was an important film for me to see. This trailer might give you some inkling as to why:

Creepy, huh? You might know writer/director Jordan Peele as part of the comedy duo Key & Peele, known for smartly tackling societal issues through sketch comedy. Get Out is a horror movie, but it’s also a film about race in America, and it’s impressively multilayered.

I left the theater feeling deeply disturbed but glad this movie was made. I can’t say any more without revealing spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet and you don’t want to have the plot spoiled for you, stop reading now and come back later.

Seriously, this is your last chance before I give away what happens.

Okay, you were warned. Here we go.

Our protagonist is Chris Washington, a young black man who has been dating Rose Armitage, a young white woman, for the last four months. She wants him to meet her family, but he’s hesitant. She acknowledges that her dad can be a little awkward on the subject of race, but assures Chris that he means well.

After unnerving encounters with a deer (echoes of The Invitation) and a racist cop, Chris and Rose arrive at the Armitages’ estate. On the surface, the Armitages are very friendly, but the conversation (brilliantly scripted by Peele) includes a lot of the little, everyday, get-under-your-skin moments of racism that people of color have to contend with: Rose’s dad going on about how he voted for Obama, for instance, and asking how long “this thang” has been going on. Chris laughs it off to be polite, though he clearly feels uncomfortable.

There’s a fantastic moment here, by the way, when Rose’s dad offhandedly mentions that they had to close off the basement because of “black mold.” In the midst of the racially charged atmosphere of the conversation, it’s nearly impossible not to take this as a racial remark, and Chris certainly notices, but what could he possibly say about it? Black mold is a real thing; his girlfriend would surely think he was crazy and oversensitive if he said it sounded racist. Chris never reacts to the remark, but that one tiny moment is a reminder to the audience of a real problem people of color often face, when racism can’t be called out without being accused of “playing the race card” or seeing things that aren’t there. (Incidentally, it turns out that the basement is actually used for molding of a different sort.)

There are other reasons for Chris to be unsettled: The only other black people on the estate are two servants, Georgina and Walter (Rose’s dad says he knows how bad it looks, but that it’s not what it seems), and something is clearly “off” about them. Later, more white people show up—and one more black character, and he, too, feels “off.”

By the end of the film, we learn the horrible secret: Rose’s family is kidnapping and luring black people to their estate, where they’re being hypnotized and psychologically trapped inside themselves—Rose’s mom calls it “the sunken place”—so that old or disabled white people’s consciousnesses can be transplanted into their bodies. The white people are then able to move about, controlling their new black bodies, with the black person’s consciousness along for the ride as a mere “passenger.” In a shocking twist, it turns out that even apparently-sweet Rose is in on the plot, and Chris must fight her and the rest of her family to escape.

This isn’t a “white people are evil” film, although it may sound that way at first, but it is a film about racism. I know many of my friends of color will connect with this movie in a way I can’t, so I won’t try to say what I think they’ll get out of it. I do want to say how I connected with it, though, because I think what Jordan Peele has done here is really important for white audiences. 

If you look beyond the surface horror-movie plot, this film actually gives white people a tiny peek at the reality of racism—not the epithet-shouting neo-Nazi kind of racism that white people normally imagine when we hear “racism,” but the “Oh it’s so nice to meet you; I voted for Obama” kind of racism, the subtle othering that expects people of color to smile and get along and adopt white culture as their own whenever they’re around white people.

So many of the moments in Get Out are clearly intended to work on multiple levels. When Chris confronts Georgina about something being wrong and she smiles and says, “No, no no no no no,” with tears streaming down her cheeks, the symbolism is blatant. How often do people of color have to ignore the subtle indignities they face and hide their true emotions in order to avoid coming across as, for example, “the angry black woman/man”? How many times do they find themselves in social situations—even with their closest white friends!—where people make little comments tying them to an “exotic,” supposedly monolithic culture, where they have to respond with a smile and a laugh instead of telling people how stupid and offensive they’re being? 

I can’t tell you the number of these stories I’ve heard from my friends, and I’m quite sure that the stories I’ve heard are only a tiny fraction of the stories that could be told. So there’s something in that moment that speaks volumes about the experiences of people of color in America.

The same is true for so many other moments. The black characters Chris meets at the Armitages’ have all symbolically given up their identities and conformed to white culture; when Chris meets one character, he turns out to be going under a new name, with new clothes and new mannerisms; when Chris offers him a fist bump, he tries to shake Chris’s fist. Again, within the story, there’s an explanation for all this, but every moment here is also about assimilation and culture differences. 

For me as a white audience member, all of these moments did something remarkable: They showed me my own culture—a culture I’m often blissfully unaware of because it’s all around me—as something alien. They reminded me that I, too, have a culture, and that expecting everyone else to assimilate to my culture is just as much an erasing of their identities as it would be to expect me to assimilate to someone else’s culture.

And that’s a big part of what Get Out is about—the erasing of identities, and the power of racism to destroy people. I think it’s really significant that racism is portrayed here very differently from how it’s normally portrayed in movies written by white people. In most Hollywood movies, you know a character is racist because they shout racial epithets or make blatant statements about a certain race’s inferiority. That allows white audiences to say, “I would never do/say that, so I’m not racist!” We really don’t want to think we are.

But notice something important about Get Out’s treatment of racism: This is a film about the literal enslavement of black people—racism doesn’t get more extreme than that—and yet Peele doesn’t go for the obvious by having the white characters admit that they think black people are inferior; instead, they subjugate and dehumanize people by claiming to admire things about them. They turn them into fashion accessories. 

When Chris asks why only black people are being targeted for this procedure, the response is telling: It’s not (supposedly) because the white characters think African Americans are bad, but rather, because they like certain things about them and they want “a change” for themselves. They want to become black—it’s trendy, we’re told!—but without having had any of the actual life experiences or history of African Americans. White people need to see this: to experience the ways in which Chris is othered by people who tell him all the things they like about him—isn’t he strong? Look at those muscles! Does he play golf like Tiger Woods? And he must be well-endowed and have such sexual prowess, right, Rose?

The white people in the audience need to be reminded that just because you’re saying positive things about someone doesn’t mean you’re not being racist, that turning someone into an exotic “other” may not be the same as shouting an epithet, but it’s still taking away someone’s identity and treating them as a commodity.

The film is filled with these kinds of moments. When we realize that Rose’s white grandmother has inhabited the body of Georgina, the fact that she keeps touching her own hair and admiring herself in the mirror takes on a whole new level of significance. (White people, please don’t ask to touch your black friends’ hair.) When Chris connects with a dying deer on the side of the road and later sees a deer head mounted on the wall at the Armitages’ estate, the symbolism is hard to miss. Black people are being turned into trophies in this house. And, oh yeah, they’re being literally auctioned off—as they were in real life in the not-too-distant past.

One day, I’d like to see the film again to pick up on all the ways things read differently the second time through. I noticed several things in retrospect that gain new significance once you know the ending, and I’m sure there’s a lot I didn’t notice. For example, Rose’s dad says he hired Walter and Georgina to care for his parents, and when his parents died, “I couldn’t bear to let them go.” The first time you see the film, it sounds like the “them” is Walter and Georgina. But in retrospect, it’s clear the “them” he couldn’t bear to let go was his parents, so he sacrificed Walter and Georgina for them. Which, again, is an example of how the supposed care of the white characters for the black characters (his care for Walter and Georgina, Rose’s care for Chris) is really all about caring for themselves and treating the black characters as completely interchangeable objects.

The message of the film isn’t simply that the black characters are “good” and the white characters are “bad.” There are presumably—hopefully—many good white people in the world of this film, and many others who wouldn’t do what the Armitages are doing but also probably wouldn’t believe Chris or make the effort to stop it. Peele’s mother and wife are both white, so he’s clearly not trying to paint all white people as villains. 

But I admit, as a white guy, I really, really wanted Rose to be good. I’ve been the white person in an interracial relationship introducing my black boyfriend to my family. I’ve been that. So I related to Rose, and I really wanted to believe that she was well-intentioned and just oblivious; even though she misses the mark on several occasions, there are times that she seems like she gets it and she really does listen to Chris. When a cop asks to see Chris’s ID early in the film even though he wasn’t driving, Rose stands up against the obvious racism, showing us all what it looks like for white people to do the right thing. “That was hot,” Chris says to her later, and I thought, yeah, that’s who I want to be.

So I have to admit, it was really upsetting to me to see Rose, the only good white character left in the film, turn out to be evil. But I realized that part of that is that I really wanted her to represent me, and that’s really the point. Just think how often horror films have only one black character who dies early on, and how many films of all genres have no significant black characters for audience members to look up to or identify with. I think it’s really important for white audiences to experience that.

As I’ve reflected on the film, it seems to me like there are three kinds of popular movies about people of color. There are those that feature POC characters that are essentially indistinguishable from the white characters—as if they just decided to cast Morgan Freeman instead of Tom Hanks without giving any thought to the character’s race. Then there are the movies that deal with racism, but in a way that allows white people to feel good about ourselves, because we’re not like the characters in the film. (This is especially true for movies about racism in the past; some of them are very important films, like Hidden Figures, which I loved, but we need to be aware that it’s still easy for white America to treat it as a feel-good film and think that we’re off the hook because we no longer have separate restrooms.) And finally, there are movies that focus more directly on the lives of people of color but tend to draw largely audiences of color; not many white people go see them, because we think they’re not “for us” (even though we assume films about white people are for everyone).

Get Out isn’t any of those. It’s drawing a broad audience but it’s not afraid to make white people uncomfortable. And if you can give me, a white guy, a chance to have even a momentary fraction of an experience of the real-life, modern-day, casual racism facing people of color in America, I think that’s a very good thing.

sora-lynn  asked:

Hi! For the McHanzo headcanons, I have a headcanon where Jesse owns these obnoxious boxers with eagles and the American flag on them, and one time he and Hanzo are being cute and cuddly and Jesse just rips off his pants and goes "Does freedom do anythin' fr' ya?" with an eyebrow waggle and Hanzo has this look of death on his face. Your art is gorgeous by the way!

I have to remind myself that boxers with the American eagle and flag on them are very real, and Mccree will very likely buy them along with a cactus printed pair.

How to Write a University-level Essay

Heyo, so school is fast approaching, and seeing as Tumblr is made up of a lot of younger users who will soon be shipping off to college or university soon, I thought I would take it upon myself to help spread my knowledge of essay-writing. Essay-writing is my thing. I love it. I live for it. It’s how I make up for my shitty test marks, and still get by with an 85 average+ in University classes. I’m a historian by trade, so perhaps this information will seem a bit off from what you’re used to, but hopefully, It’ll help you out. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an ask.

1. Consider your question and find your thesis.

      I know, I know. People always say, no! Never start with your thesis/intro paragraph! Go to the body!! Well i’m here to say forget everything you’ve been told. Forget that, forget the stupid hamburger shit they teach you, forget it all and start reading. 

I ALWAYS start with my thesis. Why? Because you cannot make good paragraphs without knowing what you’re researching. You need direction, and a thesis is your map.

So, the question we’ll use shall be: What is one way in which the Union won the American Civil War?

Now remember, your thesis is your map. It shows you where to go, what to look for. The thesis is the heart and soul of all your work. You want a good, solid thesis. What does that include, you ask?

  • An idea
  • A reason for said idea
  • Evidence to support said reason, and thus validate the        idea.

So, lets do an example. Let’s say I’m writing on the use of media during the American Civil War. I like photography, and wrote a paper on this in my second year, but im gonna be doing this example freehand(idk where I put that essay lol) so lets work with how I got an A+ on that paper. This will be my idea:

                “Photography during the American Civil War influenced the war’s outcome in the Norths favour.”

This is VERY vague. This is an example of a thesis in bloom! Let’s take it further. Look at the above. What questions would you have from this thesis?

  • -Who was taking photos at that time?
  • -Why did it influence the outcome?
  • -How did it influence the outcome?
  • -Who consumed photography as a media at that time?

This is where you STOP, and start the next step.

2. Research

                Start your basic research with your idea, and the above questions in mind. Look at libraries, ask your professor or TA or librarian, or just do some basic google searches to get to know the subject(but for the love of god if you include a google link in your citation I will personally hunt you down and castrate you.)

I like to start with the basics of any inquiry: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, HOW. Who was taking photos? Where were they displayed that caused influence? ect…These, in relation to your beginner thesis, will help guide you in what form your thesis will take.

Once you’ve finished that, and have a general feel for the time period, go back to your thesis.

3. THESIS 2.0

Go back to your original question: What is one way in which the Union won the American Civil War? Now look at your thesis again. It’s too vague, isn’t it?

As you can see, our original thesis was too vague to be a real thesis. So, we NARROW IT DOWN using our WWWWWH progress we focused on during early research!

                “Photography during the American Civil war influenced the war’s outcome by providing a visual for ordinary citizens about the horrors of war, and thus helping to increase donations and awareness to the cause.”

Great! But once again, too vague! Questions that may arise include:

  • Who was taking the photos
  • Evidence for donations?
  • Evidence for social awareness?

So, we NARROW IT DOWN again. I’m going to use Andrew Gardner’s photography during the Civil war, as he was one of the most famous and influential at the time.

                “Andrew Gardner’s photography during the American Civil war influenced the war’s outcome by providing a visual for ordinary citizens about the horrors of war, and thus helping to increase donations and enlistment in the Union through awareness to the cause…”

The above then gives us the following(why and how are sometimes grouped together):

  • Who: Andrew Gardner
  • What: Photography helped the north win the war.
  • Where: Union-aka northern states
  • When: American Civil War
  • Why/How: Because Andrew Gardner’s photography raised social awareness through this new and budding medium

Use this sort of outline to guide you in the next step!

4. Now that we have a thesis, you need to do some more research and evidence gathering.

The way I like to do this is to go check out a few books from the library(look for text books in particular), and leaf through the index for matching terms. Our matching terms would be:

                Photography, civil war, Andrew Gardner, media

From there, you read over the pages, and see if any of the info relates to your subjects. Copy down quotes, page numbers, book title, author, publishing date and publisher. You need these for your bibliography. Pick and choose relevant information. The filter for relevant information relies entirely on your thesis, because it decides what you need to be looking for—this is why I hate when people tell me to start writing paragraphs before I write a thesis! It’s simply impossible and counter productive, and will cost you hours in revision.

So, gather your information from the library, and cross-reference with peer-reviewed articles and data. For our thesis, we would need data on enlistment numbers in an area after a date of Andrew Gardner’s photography exhibit showcases. No matter what type of essay you’re writing, you can always back up your evidence with data, and it won’t hurt one bit. Don’t be afraid of the numbers, kids!

So, if we were to go back to our thesis, we could now expand on it like this:

             “Andrew Gardner’s photography during the American Civil war influenced the war’s outcome by providing a visual for ordinary citizens about the horrors of war, and thus helping to increase donations and enlistment in the Union through awareness to the cause. An increase in  donations and enlistment in relation to exposure to Gardners work is seen in data/evidence point A, as well as in data/evidence point B, which will be fully outlined in the points below.”

This gives you an example of how to lead from a thesis, to your opening paragraph.

5. Data and Evidence Justifications–Paragraph making

This is the section where you can branch your essay into your data and evidence points you gathered in steps 2 and 4. You can have as many paragraphs as you like, just make sure your evidence and data is strong and supported. I personally like to work with my thesis copied and pasted onto the top of every page I write on. This keeps you on track, with your clear goal in mind, and will help you from straying. I will give you an example of how a paragraph might sound.

                Andrew Gardner’s photography during the American Civil War became heavily influential upon the American population at the time, particularly the north, wherein which his work was showcased. The influence of Gardner’s photographic works is seen in the _____, which shows us that without the influence of Gardner’s media influence, war efforts and awareness may not have been as successful as they had been.

This is an alright opener for you to work with. The ___ is where you could put in your data point or evidence piece. The point of the paragraph is to show your support for your thesis by confirming it with evidence.

Your paragraphs should take this form:

  • Present, Confirm, Conclude, Lead.

You present your evidence, confirm its relation to the thesis and confirm the validity of the thesis, conclude by brief revision of evidence, and then lead into your next paragraph. 

6. Conclusion

        Your conclusionary paragraph should be a look-over of the above paragraphs. Restate your thesis, present a summarized version of your paragraphs(one or two sentences only), and perhaps take the time to look at your own views on the subject. An example might look like this:

        “Taking a moment to step away from the above mentioned evidence, I believe it to be scholarly acceptable and even necessary to state my own views on the subject presented. In drawing conclusions, I felt that the above information was correct in that it presented a reality of the time period, in which photography was becoming a medium to be embraced by popular society. People were not only astounded by Gardner’s photographs on a social level, but also a technical level. The astonishment people held at seeing the war-torn battle fields spurred them into action, and even today can still present feelings of dread, fear and loss when looking at his photos…blah blah blah”

Why is it scholarly acceptable and perhaps necessary to state your views? Oftentimes, it is to reassure the reader of your own personal bias’, which exist whether you like them or not, to the subject at hand. Having a small tidbit on your own thoughts about your research ect, breaking away from the third-person droning of an essay can be refreshing and welcoming for a prof at the end of his stack of essay reading. 

7. In summary

  • Thesis
  • WWWWWH
  • NARROW IT DOWN
  • Data and Evidence
  • Present, Confirm, Conclude, Lead
  • Self opinions/Conclude

All in all, do unique things. Professors love it when they come across something that’s not cookie cutter! Even if they present you with a list of essay topics, take the leap and ask them if you can do your own research topic!! Take risks with your essay writing, talk to your professors about what you want to do, and try to have fun with your research. I’ve written on everything from civil war photography to Disney princesses in american media, to the religious formation of idea of heaven and earth. Remember, so long as there’s credible, documented evidence, it’s possible to write about it.

Patrick Stump ask game

Fall Out Boy: Do you prefer working in groups or on your own?

Public Display Of Affection: Are you comfortable with hugging/kissing people in public?

Xgrinding processX: Do you like your url?

Patterson: Do you want to join a band?

Truant Wave: Do you have a project that you’re working on?

Porcelain: Have you ever met a celebrity?

Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia): What do you miss about your childhood?

Cute Girls: What are three turn ons for you?

Love, Selfish Love: Are you selfish?

As Long As I Know I’m Getting Paid: What’s something you wouldn’t do for $1.000.000?

Big Hype: When was the last time you were let down by someone?

Soul Punk: What is something that you’re proud of?

Explode: Are you good at controlling your anger?

This City: Name three things you love about the city you currently live in.

Dance Miserable: Do you enjoy dancing?

Spotlight (New Regrets): What is something you regret?

The “I” In Lie: Are you a bad liar?

Run Dry (X Heart X Fingers): What is your favorite beverage?

Greed: Which of the seven deadly sins are you most guilty of?

Everybody Wants Somebody: Are you in love?

Allie: Have you ever been betrayed?

Coast (It’s Gonna Get Better): Name three things that make you feel at ease.

Bad Side Of 25: What age has been the best for you so far?

People Never Done A Good Thing: Are you very cynical?

When I Made You Cry: Have you ever made someone cry? If so, what did you do?

Mad At Nothing: Do you get irritated easily?

Saturday Night Again: Would you rather have dignity or love?

Evening Out With Your Girlfriend: What would you tell your 11-year-old self?

Take This To Your Grave: What’s the first song you heard by your favorite band?

From Under The Cork Tree: What’s your favorite book?

Infinity On High: Do you draw?

Folie A Deux: How do you react to criticism?

Believers Never Die: Do you believe in an afterlife?

PAX AM Days: Have you ever been drunk?

Save Rock And Roll: What’s your favorite genre?

American Beauty/American Psycho: What’s your favorite movie?

M A N I A: Are you looking forward to anything?

ADHD: Do you have any mental disorders?

Prince: Who do you look up to the most?

Elisa: Are you single or taken?

Glenbrook South: Do you go to school? If so, do you like the school?

Evanston: Where were you born?

Glenview: Where did you grow up?

Chicago: Where do you go to calm down?

STUMP-O-MATIC: Do you play any instruments?

Martin: Do you have a middle name?

Vaughn: Would you like to change your name?

Stumph: Does your name get misspelled a lot?

Declan: Do you want kids?

Cobra Starship: Do you have a “squad”?

April 27: When’s your birthday?

Brave Williams from New York is just 17 but is already 7ft 1 and growing

Towering over his teammates at 7ft 1in tall, 17-year-old Brave Williams is hoping his height can help propel him to sporting stardom.

The 400lb senior at Lake Shore High School in Angola, New York, is already a highly-regarded member of his high school basketball and American football teams.

And the youngster is now setting his sights on winning a much-coveted college athletic scholarship.

‘When I was five years old, I was like 5ft 3in.’

'The teachers thought I was actually a second grader, so they put me in the wrong class for about an hour before they realised their mistake.’

'I had to tell them that I was just starting school.’

However, Brave very nearly didn’t make it to even his first birthday - he had to be delivered via caesarian because the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck.

'The doctors tried to pull me out three times before they were going to take more drastic measures. But as soon as my dad touched my mom’s forehead, I let go, and the doctors got me out,’ Brave told high school sports site MaxPreps.

'My dad instantly named me Brave because I needed a strong name.’

Specialists were concerned that he might be suffering from a form of gigantism known as Sotos syndrome, but tests done at three months and again at three years came back clear - much to the relief of his mother Angela.

She said: 'Every day he grew more and more, so that was when I got worried.

'To finally get the word that you have just got a tall kid was really relieving to say the least.’

Brave is now 7ft 1in tall - the same as Basketball Hall of Fame legend Shaquille O'Neal - but experts predict will be 7ft 5in by the time he stops growing, the same size as his great-great uncle.

Brave said: 'He made a pine tree look like a sapling. So, I think that’s where I got most of my height from.’

Born of African-American and Native American heritage, Brave lives on the Cattaraugus Reservation in the Seneca Nation of Indians.

The tall teen sleeps in a custom-made bed, although his feet still dangle off the end, and wears size 21 shoes.

While Brave’s size makes him killer on the court, it does also attract unwelcome attention in the form of stares and comments.

Mom Angela said: 'It was tough for me when my son turned five because then he had to go to school and I had to share him with the world.

'It was hard because he is sensitive and people stare, they look, they point.

'Now he’ll take the time to talk to everybody, people ask him the same questions over and over again - “How tall are you? Are you a wrestler? Are you this? Are you that?” And he just takes the time to respond, that’s his special gift.’

Brave is now determined to go on and become a pro athlete, but says he wants to go to college and complete his studies first - and would like to major in engineering.

And for 5ft 9in Angela, Brave’s stature is more than just an accident of genetics.

'I thought about my son being tall for a long time, and I think there is a reason why he’s so tall - because it gets him noticed and makes people listen to him,’ she added.

'But the rest is what matters, what really makes him special. I know he’s going to do big things.’

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Question for people in not-USA countries: Do people there express aggression by flying the flag of your country a little too proudly?

Here it sure does, and sometimes it’s not even nationalist aggression.  If a pickup truck is flying a gigantic American flag, my perception is that the driver is like 60% more likely to pick a fight with someone for “looking at him funny,” even if there’s no politics involved.  Even white male American citizens don’t look at someone wearing a flag-and-eagles T-shirt and say “I bet that’s a really friendly person.”

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“The only experience I really had in any personal way with any of Media’s characters was a photo shoot I did with Mark Seliger many eons ago where I was Lucille Ball,” Anderson says, referring to a 1997 magazine spread in which she vamped up as several television icons. (In fact, some Gods fans even mistook the portraits as an official first look at Media back when Anderson’s casting was announced last summer.)

“Funny enough, I actually looked more like Lucille Ball back then than I do now, just in terms of the angularness of my face,” Anderson continues. “So I had that experience of being her for a day, but it was, of course, different from trying to figure out what aspect of her to present in ratio with what aspect of Media, and who is Media, and how does Media come through, and which bit of Media lives in each of these characters?”

http://ew.com/tv/2017/05/07/american-gods-gillian-anderson-lucille-ball/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter

Draco Malfoy Loving Musicals Would Include...

Originally posted by crystelgreene

Idea from @hiccuplover92 :)  I’m a HUGE Broadway geek, so this was right up my alley!


  • He had never heard about this magical place called “Broadway” until one day you brought it up
  • “Stories told on a stage with people acting like completely different people with spontaneous song and dance numbers?  Sounds ridiculous.”
  • His entire perspective on musicals changes when you took him with you to see Wicked
    • He felt so connected to Elphaba
    • “She just wanted to fit in at school and find love… why couldn’t people just accept that she was different?  Instead of letting Glinda help her she went to the bad side… wHY DID THEY HAVE TO MAKE ELPHABA FEEL BAD ABOUT HERSELF PEOPLE SUCK!”
    • He has “Defying Gravity” on repeat for the next week
  • Of course, you don’t mind.  
  • I mean, it got annoying when the sixth day rolled around but hEY you were happy your lil blondie had found a love for Broadway
  • Once you cuddled in your bed and watched Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    • Brits, murder, meat pies, a confusing love triangle, what’s not to love?
    • “Does it freak you out at all that Professor Snape looks like Judge Turpin, that Pettigrew guy looks like Beadle Bamford, and my aunt looks like Mrs. Lovett??”
    • The next morning in the kitchen you both do an entire rendition of “A Little Priest:
    • (Don’t worry, he never threw you in a furnace)
    • Toby is his favorite character
  • When you both finally save up enough money, you go to Broadway to see Hamilton
    • Draco was very confused with American history
    • I mean, the show is about Hamilton’s part during the American Revolution where the colonies defeated and broke free of British control
    • “Two gits pointing guns at each other isn’t going to get either of them anywhere.”  - Draco Malfoy, 2017
    • “Who throws boxes of tea into the ocean??  It was perfectly good tea!”
    • “Draco, the British taxed tea so buying it was extremely difficult for Americans.  They protested by dumping it off the ships.”
    • “Oh.”
    • Watching him try to rap Guns and Ships is one of the best things you’ve ever gotten to witness
    • Also, he felt really bad for poor Eliza
  • Dear Evan Hansen is next on your list
    • Draco didn’t completely understand it, but he understood enough
    • “What’s an e-mail?”
    • That takes a while to explain
    • This show was the first one that really made Draco cry
    • He loves having you sing “You Will Be Found” to him
    • You’re swooning over Connor the entire sho–wait
    • ^im so sorry
  • Since it closed on Broadway, you have another cuddle session in your room and watch Les Miserables
    • Draco makes a shocking discovery
    • “Hey, that Marius guy looks just like the old portrait of the author Newt Scamander hanging in the Hogwarts library!”
    • “Why did literally everybody have to die…?”
    • He compared his father to Monsieur Thenardier quite a lot
    • “Monsieur Thenardier looks just like Pirelli from Sweeney Todd?”
    • “Babe, it’s the same actor.”
    • “Then why does Madame Thenardier look just like my aunt…?”
    • He comes up with a theory that Bellatrix is actually still alive and is now starring in a bunch of musical films
    • He really loves the Les Mis soundtrack
    • You two love to sing “A Heart Full of Love” together
  • Absolutely no musical could confuse Draco more than Cats did.
    • “Draco, what do you mean it’s weird!?  It’s incredible!  It’s the fourth longest-running Broadway musical, in fact.”
    • His only response was: “anTHROPOMORPHIC CAT PEOPLE!”
  • Ah, Draco.  Our adorable little Broadway nerd.

I hope my fellow Broadway geeks loved this!

Tags:  @amazing-fandom-freak @imthedrappleapple @allyadarth

NCT’s Search History

Hansol:
•When will Sm let Hansol out of the basement
•Nearest Dance Workshop
•Sm Dungeon
•Hansol
•NCT Hansol
Taeil:
•Beautiful Music
•How to be funny
•Vocal lessons
•NCT Taeil
Johnny:
•How to be a parrot
•American Swaggers
•How to be cool
•What does Daddy actually stand for
•NCT Taeyong Fancam
Taeyong:
•Cute Puppies
•Does winwin like Taeyong?
•TaeWin ship
•Cute Cats
•Cats
Doyoung:
•Vroom Vroom talk show
•How to be funny
•How to be better at Dancing
•Rabbit
•Does Doyoung look like a rabbit????
Ten:
•NCT Doyoung Bunny
•Johnny
•NCT Johnny
•Youngho
•Why is Johnny cute
•When is the Next NCT U comeback?
Yuta:
•Winwin x Yuta
•Osaka Prince
•Everything about Seoul
•How to get a boy to like you
•Winwin fancam
Jaehyun:
•American Swaggers
•Cute ways of Aegyo
•Is Jaehyun from NCT sexy?
•Aegyo
•Cute puppies
•I think i like my friends
Winwin:
•How to speak better Korean?
•My friend likes me?
•How to dance better
•Cute winwin
•Why is Taeyong hyung good looking?
Mark:
•How to stop debuting?
•Next NCT Comeback
•Haechan
•Help, my friend is planning a murder.I think.
•Cute Mark
•Cute Markeu Lee
Haechan:
•I’m planning a murder
•NCT’S Visual
•Why is Haechan a visual
•How to be evil and cute
•How to be an Evil Maknae
•How to roast people
•Ty Track
Renjun:
•Moomin
•How to be Cool
•Chenle and Renjun
•Moomin Renjun
Jeno:
•How to be funny
•I like my friends
•Is Na jaemin better now?
•Jaemin
•Jaemin and Jeno
Jaemin:
•I miss my friend
•Jeno
•Lee Jeno
•NCT DREAM JENO
•Cute Jeno
•Dancing
•NCT Hansol
Chenle:
•I sound like a dolphin
•Cute Cats
•Amazing cool extraordinary Great Chenle
•Cute Renjun
•Jisung Park
•NcT jisung
Jisung:
•Cute baby chicks
•How to be cool like my hyungs
•How to roast people
•Is Jisung from nct cute?
•I love my friends

anonymous asked:

Hey! What are your thoughts on the new Great Wall movie starring Matt Damon?

I find it a bit of an interesting case because I’m all for supporting an International film, Asian director, and a film with a large Asian cast BUT at the end of the day it’s just another movie that perpetuates the WHITE SAVIOR trope which we all know, hate, and are tired of.

Matt Damon seems oblivious to why his role in the film is controversial but at least he stated that he is willing to listen and is open to understanding why it’s being perceived that way. He’s not denying it like Scarlett Johansson who claims that she would never take a role from a PoC yet does it for ~feminism~

This film is director Zhang Yimou (who stands by his film), this is his first American/English speaking film. I believe that in order to appeal to the Western and Asian market, it was believed that if they cast 3 Western actors in the film (Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, and Willem Defoe), it would appeal to the Western audience. His interview with Entertainment Weekly makes it clear that he knew that if he was gonna make a Hollywood movie… he was gonna have to make a Hollywood movie… 

“First and foremost, this is an English-language film, and a Hollywood blockbuster. It was already very clear in the script phase. This is a Hollywood monster movie and needs to be made in that style. I don’t want to change that approach, and there’s no need to do that. What I really want is to bring Chinese color and cultural background to the worldwide audience through a film language that they are familiar with.”

So I get it. I get why Matt Damon stars in this film. I don’t understand why he has to play the lead though. Wouldn’t it make sense if he played a secondary character? The other two Western actors in the film play secondary roles in the film. I don’t think Matt Damon’s role should be the lead. Why does the white man have to save China? He’s only the lead because… you know it… I know it… Hollywood is racist. Even though the cast is predominately Asian, do you really think it would’ve gotten made without Matt Damon starring in it? No. 

But it is dope that Zhang Yimou wanted to make a film he believed was authentic to Chinese culture and he gave Asian actors an opportunity to work in the Western market but the problem is that ultimately, he sold out in doing so. 

Also while I’m at it, I’m just gonna rant about how racist the American marketing of this film is! This is the US poster for the film!!! How embarrassing??? Who thought this was a good idea??? Just Matt Damon??? And then it spits a few facts about The Great Wall of China… smh…

It’s like The Sapphires movie poster controversy but they don’t even show a single PoC on the American promo art I’ve seen for this film!!!!

Now look at the Chinese marketing for this film! Even the Western actors got their own individual character posters (not pictured but they did!!!). The American market does not value the Asian actors in the film because they’re “unknown” in America. It’s insulting because these are International stars too! Just because they’re not white or on Game of Thrones doesn’t mean they don’t have name recognition. I mean the film stars Lu Han, a C-Pop/K-Pop star who was apart of one of the biggest boy bands in the world! Andy Lau has made a name for himself in the Chinese film industry and where is his top billing on the American poster?! The American market FAILED to showcase these actors in their promo art and reduce them to unimportant characters regardless of how big or small their roles are in their OWN trailer which is absolutely disappointing. 

YOU NEED TO GO SEE “LOGAN” (and here’s why)

Comic book heroes function, more or less, the same way the old gods do in mythologies around the world. Their stories are told over and over again, changing according to the teller and the times. They may die but they never really die. They’re immortal…until they’re not.

Even gods have their end. They usually meet that end when the society which created them evolves, splits, gets conquered. When the values they represent are no longer the values held by the people who once revered them.

So what do you get when a Canadian superhero must take a young Mexican girl and an English nonagenarian across the breadth of the literal and figurative American landscape? You get an American film which feels as if it has been written yesterday, it so poignantly represents the current struggles of our nation. You get a superhero film in which we mourn the old ways, the old gods, and strive to find new and betters ways. In the fight for their place, we fight along with them to discover - and define - our own.

You see, most of the Americans who appear in this film are the bad guys. They’re powerful: rich, educated, connected, heavily armed and armored. They’re going after old men and children with all their might and who cares about those caught in the crossfire? But we Americans watching want our Canadian and Mexican heroes to prevail, to outfight and outsmart our countrymen because in those characters we recognize who and what we used to stand for. In the enemies we recognize who we have become.

This movie is going to be held up alongside The Dark Knight and Captain America: Winter Soldier as the best of its genre.

Let me explain:
(so many spoilers under the cut. all the spoilers)

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Asian American activism’s obsession with anger and being the “angry Asian” sucks for 3 main reasons

1. A lot of you end up appropriating AAVE/black culture while trying to look tough and that’s really fucking antiblack. It’s part of the bigger phenomenon where Asians steal black people’s things in an effort to be cool/strong/American. How can you perpetuate that and still think you’re supporting racial justice?

2. Asians, like all marginalized people, already have to deal with being dismissed as hysterical when we bring up oppression. Preemptively labeling yourself as angry does not attract people to your cause unless they’re already politically involved. And Asian American activists are already suffering from a huge lack of manpower. So maybe we shouldn’t worsen the issue.

3. It comes off as a pathetic attempt to be read as more masculine/aggressive so white people will take you seriously. If they won’t listen to you because they think you’re a quiet little doll that’s THEIR PROBLEM and you being mad won’t help because that would require white people to learn from the world around them.

Guide to American History Musicals other than Hamilton

For this, I’m covering the ones I’m aware of, that are based very heavily on real events and people that are considered part of the country’s history as a whole, and take place mostly in America.

If you enjoyed Hamilton and want to know what other American history lessons Broadway has, check some of these out. Just don’t expect as much fantastic rapping.

1776
A rollicking recount of the creation and signing of the Declaration of Independence, closest historically to Hamilton since they both deal with the American revolution, and frighteningly well-researched. More gently ribbing than outright criticizing the founding fathers (John Adams makes Hamilton look like a chill guy, Ben Franklin a hilarious narcissist, everyone is sex-starved and fed up with each other), but it does get in a few savage jabs to the South with Cool, Cool Considerate Men and discuss culpability for slavery with Molasses to Rum. Fantastic book, with few songs and some particularly weak. Has a weird movie.

Assassins
Basically a musical made up of Aaron Burrs (fuckups who shoot major political figures), and worse. In a sort of dimension of infamy, attempted and successful presidiential assassins gather to tell their stories and ensure their relevance. Absolutely chilling and uncomfortable look at the American dream, gun culture, and mental illness. The music is a tour through the sounds of Americana, from ballads to marches to love songs, and both recordings have liberal parts of the (fantastic, darkly hilarious) book sprinkled in. It’s so hard to choose any one song as exemplary, but Another National Anthem just might be the worst/best.

Parade
Covers the contentious Leo Frank case, in which a Jewish factory owner in the South is accused of raping and murdering a young girl and his trial encompasses state politics, bringing questions of antisemitism, southern pride, anti-black racism, and yellow journalism to the nation. Like Assassins, it is not a happy musical in any way. I haven’t seen this one live so I can’t comment on the strength of the book; the storyline is pretty devestating (particularly All The Wasted Time).

Ragtime
Weaves sensationalist and historical figures into original stories of black Americans, recent immigrants, and old money, all struggling in New York in the 1900s. A little unfocused for my tastes, it’s still greatly moving.

Titantic
This has nothing to do with My Heart Will Go On or Leonardo DiCaprio, though both tell human stories along with the sinking of the Titantic. Autumn is freaking gorgeous.

The Civil War
This one exists. It’s by Frank Wildhorn. That’s…pretty much all I know. Sorry.

anonymous asked:

have you thought about cat!tony and panther!t'challa? tony aggressively pretends that they are one and the same. t'challa indulges him and resists the urge to coo over how cute tony is

AAAAHHHHH Can you imagine?!??! Well obviously you can, you sent it to me. Duh. (This assumes that a large number of the Wakandan population is panther. So making him an honorary panther isn’t as big a deal as Americans might make it out to be at first, because it’s not just a royal thing.)

The first time they meet, Tony ignores the handshake T'Challa tries to give him and cups his cheeks to bring him down to his height and nuzzle, forehead to forehead. “Hi!”

“Wh–” T’Challa starts to say, then wonders if this is an American thing and nuzzles back. What he does not know is he has Started Something. Because it’s not an American thing. It’s a Tony thing.

It’s okay though. Tony Stark is friendly, hospitable, and energetic. Brokering a deal with Stark Industries for a contract to share certain technologies goes off without… any hitches, really. That it was so easy is what causes him concern.

“You look like him,” Virginia Potts tells him blithely when he voices his worry.

T’Challa stares at her and wonders if perhaps American domestic cats have poor vision. He is clearly African. Tony is clearly Caucasian.

T’Challa learns that James Rhodes is Tony’s closest friend and goes to him with his worries instead, because as it turns out American domestic cats in general are pretty carefree and careless.

“You look like him,” James Rhodes tells him begrudgingly.

“I really do not,” T’Challa replies.

James Rhodes gives him an unimpressed look and reaches up to flick one of his black ears. “You look like him,” he repeats, but he’s smiling at him this time, and he almost… he almost looks sorry for a second.

T’Challa understands when he’s speaking with Shuri in the lavish guest room they were provided with and Tony waltzes in, past Okoye, and flops into T’Challa’s lap.

“Warm,” is all Tony says before he curls up against T’Challa’s stomach and falls asleep.

They all gape at him for a moment before Shuri begins screeching with laughter, throwing an arm over her eyes. “Oh no, I can’t–I’m going to die–brother, the look on your face-!”

Okoye kind of flutters around him, ashamed, because no one should have been able to get by her, and to do it via surprise alone–

T’Challa stares down at Tony, and then puts his hand on his head gently, petting him once, down the back of his head. He starts purring immediately, and doesn’t even stop when no more pets are forthcoming.

Shuri stops laughing, and Okoye looks concerned now, more concerned than before. “Touch-starved,” Okoye says, sounding… sad for him.

“…I think if anyone were to be an honorary panther,” Shuri adds, then stops, staring at her brother, because in the end, that is up to him.

At the press conference announcing the finalization of their contract and what all they will be giving to each other, T’Challa tells the audience, “Yes, and we have made Tony Stark an honorary panther.” And then he watches in amusement as Tony yells excitedly and runs up and down the length of the stage. Panthers don’t do that. But Tony looks like he’s having so much fun that he kind of wishes they did.

anonymous asked:

Way to erase McCree's mexican roots by making him Hawaiian :/. Why do people racebend PoC's??

Hey friendo, I’m gonna assume that you never saw the movie “Superbad” (Go watch it, it’s hilarious), but there’s a character that has a fake ID that say’s McLovin and is from Hawaii and he uses that to try and buy liquor.

As I’m not American I have no idea what an American driver’s license looks like, so I just copied the one from Superbad. Also it’s a fake ID, so it literally could say that McCree was from anywhere. And even if he was a Hawaiian resident, that does not make him a native, and I’ve been told native Hawaiians don’t really appreciate that line of thinking.

Furthermore, while it’s a popular fanon that McCree is at least partly Mexican (which I love very much), it’s not canon. People can have different opinions on that subject and that’s OK. And until Jeff Kaplan or Michael Chu or any other member of the overwatch team give us more insight into McCree’s background it’s open for interpertation. And to be honest, it’s pretty awful to attack someone when their headcanons are different from yours.

If you want to talk about this any further, come off anon and we can discuss it in private.

First Date With Pre-Death Kyle [HCs]

Request: “First date with Pre-Death Kyle hc’s?” - Anon

Count: 22

A/N: These were tossed together at 3am last night so they’re probably really bad, sorry. And can you guys tell me where to find more Kyle gifs? There’s a weird shortage of them on here lol. 

Also, I’ve been binging The 100 (NO SPOILERS PLEASE!). Does anyone else think that Bellamy sort of looks like a younger Richard Ramirez? I can’t unsee it, and I’m blaming it on the TCC tag.


  • You probably met him at a frat party thrown by his house
  • And much like the encounter with Zoe, he was smitten with you almost instantly
  • He kept every single one of his brothers away from you for the night, which made you pretty happy
  • Drunk, horny frat guys don’t make the best impression on 
  • So you ended up giving him your number
  • He was totally stressed out on when to call you
  • All of his friends told him about the “three day rule,” but he honestly just wanted to call you and get it over with
  • He ended up calling you the next day
  • Oops?
  • And after the two of you talked for a little while, he asked you out to a date
  • You probably didn’t know what to expect, and neither did he
  • But the whole date was actually pretty nice
  • He’d probably take you to some cute little hole in the wall off-campus restaurant that he had found one day when he was exploring
  • And he wouldn’t make any moves on you during the date
  • But if you’re not a dinner type of person, I can totally see him taking his date to the city fair for the evening
  • It would be so much fun
  • So sappy, too
  • And at the end of the night, he’d drop you off at home, safe and sound
  • He’d be so dorky omg
  • He’d probs give you a little kiss on the cheek and tell you to call him tomorrow
  • Afterwards, he’d sit by his phone ALL DAY LONG waiting for your call
  • And when he finally got it, he’d be overjoyed
college jungkook

Originally posted by jeonify

  • first things first
  • i wanna start a seventeen au blog? because my faves??
  • and then everyone will only request like wonwoo and vernon and joshua and jihoon
  • but SURPRISE I ONLY WRITE FOR THE PERFORMANCE UNIT BECAUSE THEY ARE WONDERFUL AND LOVELY AND PERFECT IN EVERY WAY
  • okay anyway
  • jeongguk
  • my son jeongguk
  • he’s like i’m a pretty intelligent kid,,, i should go to college
  • definitely wanna avoid stuff with english because gross that’s such a weird language like what’s up with this i before e that has more exceptions than words that follow the rule??
  • and idioms wth
  • definitely don’t wanna do something with math better to avoid at all costs actually
  • probably wanna avoid something that has a lot of hard complicated formulas too
  • tbh jeongguk is really thinking art but then people tell him he’s gonna starve on the street because people nowadays don’t value culture and aesthetics and put money before everything
  • so jeongguk is like well the only valid option would obviously be
  • biochemical engineering
  • that’s right my dudes
  • and his parents are like dude wth that’s like combining all the things you specifically said you don’t wanna do in the future but when jeongguk gets his mind set on something, well damn he gets his mind set on something and now jeongguk can think of nothing better to do then biochemical engineering
  • he’s like wow i cannot wait to *googles what biochemical engineering majors actually do*
  • and his family is so so concerned but they’re like whatever we will let him live his dreams tbh,,,
  • honestly i can see ouran au in the near future…
  • but anyway!!
  • jeongguk is like um yikes well community college does not have my major so it’s probably a good idea to apply for some universities
  • tbh jeongguk doesn’t even mean to apply for an american school, he thinks the school that he’s looking at is an international school in korea?? but no no no it’s a school off in the grand old USA, and he doesn’t seem to get that fact
  • so boy done applies there, not realizing what the heck he’s signed up for
  • surprise, guess what school ends up giving him the most money
  • that’s right, the american one does
  • and that’s when jeongguk realizes that the school is in america because wait just one minute here that picture on this email most definitely looks like the statue of liberty
  • i could really see jeongguk doing college in new york because wow!! he is such a lively and fun-loving, confident kid and new york city is my favorite place in the world i’ve been there twice so i can say that in all confidence
  • but like also it has so much to do so his thirst for adventure and fun would never be quenched and he would always have something to do?
  • from like going to the famous museums or shopping downtown or all those wild food trucks?? and also like broadway my love omg
  • and so for this au he goes to american school in new york!! his parents are so willing to send him over tbh because new york is rad and in this au he has like an aunt and uncle over there who live like three hours away or something so his family know that he always has someone to count on if he ever needs someone\
  • he also has another person to count on,,,
  • his roommate,,,
  • park jimin,,,
  • it is to be noted that this isn’t in relation to the other college au’s because i am so inconsistent :)
  • anyway jeongguk flies over and he’s like wow college i am in love except he gets lost on the way to his dorm tbh and he probably ends up knocking on the wrong dorm door and he walks in on seokjin,,, standing there shirtless,,, taking selfies
  • and jeongguk is liKE OMG HI THERE UM YIKES GOTTA BLAST
  • and jin is pretty chill he gets all red but he’s like “um,,, you aren’t taehyung?”
  • “no i’m jeon jeongguk, i thought this was my room but i guess nOT”
  • and jin is like mom mode activated and he’s like hold lemme get a shirt on and then i can help you find your actual dorm there child
  • jeongguk gets all pouty and he crosses his arms over his chest like i am not a child i am an adult okay
  • but nah jeongguk is still a baby
  • anyway jin is like oh you’re roommates with jimin, that’s awesome, he’s such a sweetheart he’s in wellness walking club with me and we have acapella and cooking clubs together, and also-
  • jin is interrupted because jimin comes to the door and his eyes are all red and puffy and he sniffles “oh you’re here seokjin.”
  • and jin is like !!!
  • and jeongguk is like ???
  • jimin is all upset because he thought his roommate wasn’t gonna show up and he was gonna be alone the entire year and when he sees that jeongguk is his roommate he like tackles him and he’s smiling and jeongguk is screaming that he’s being attacked
  • but him and jimin are actually really close and they love each other very much and they spend nights talking about their crushes and sneaking taehyung into their room and talking about life back home and their families
  • jeongguk probably gets into a lot of clubs he seems like someone who would spread himself thin trying to do everything
  • he would definitely be in anime club
  • there is no doubt about it and everyone there worships him because he’s hot as hell and they probably try to make him get up and cosplay as something dumb like sasuke or something
  • can he be ritsu kassanoda too yikes
  • yes he can it’s my au
  • okay besides weeb club he would be in the wellness walking club which will now make an appearance in every single au i write
  • also ends up joining the soccer team okay and he plays goalie and damn he’s amazing he pitches shut out after shut out and his coach is like man how’d you get so good at this?? what kind of prodigy school did you go to?
  • and jeongguk just smirks like “dancing”
  • he would be on the dance team with hoseok and jimin too when it’s the “off season” for soccer (but when is there actually an off season)
  • goes to meditation club but nobody knows about this one tbh because like wow yes he’s a genius and yes he’s an amazing soccer player
  • but damn his major is hard and he does so much on top of school that he totally wears himself out but he doesn’t know how to say no to people or put himself and his health first sometimes
  • he’s not very good at sharing his feelings either so everyone always thinks he’s confident, smiling jeongguk when in reality he’s struggling to keep it together
  • and that my friends, is where you come in
  • you and jeongguk have art history together right?
  • you have this little baby crush on jeongguk right because who wouldn’t, he’s absolutely stunning?
  • but he has little everyone fawning over him and you’re like there is no way that he would notice me in a class this size, with people like that ogling over him? like what the heck
  • okay but class is ending and you need to talk to your professor really quick so you’re in no rush to pack up your bags
  • you kinda notice jeongguk taking his time too? but you’re like maybe he needs something too
  • but then there’s this loud thud and you spin around and jeongguk is on the floor, totally unconscious
  • you scream a bit and run over to him and you kneel on the ground and you shake him gently but boy is gone, he is completely passed out
  • your professor is calling someone to come and collect him or something??
  • you keep shaking him and calling his name and you’re like omg please be okay please be okay
  • the professor is like the phone isn’t working i’m gonna run and get someone please wait here with him
  • and he rushes out the door
  • you keep shaking jeongguk and you’re so stressed out but luckily for you he seems to be coming to his senses
  • yah, he’s definitely stirring and you can hear his breathing start to pick up
  • you help him up and you put his head on your lap so that he’s more comfortable and stuff
  • idk i’ve never passed out, only like for a few seconds so
  • but anyway his eyelids flutter open and maybe he wasn’t as knocked out at you thought he was?
  • he looks up at you and he smiles so softly and you can tell that he’s very confused and still out of it and you’re not even sure he’s actually awake?? and like mentally conscious??
  • “oh my god are you okay”
  • he nods and he closes his eyes again but he seems more aware and like awake??
  • “i forgot to eat” he mumbles and he exhales real slow
  • when the paramedics come, jimin is in tow
  • and yes, he confirms that now that he thinks about it, jeongguk hadn’t been eating, he was so busy with schoolwork and extracurriculars
  • poor jimin blames himself and jeongguk weakly tells him that he’s perfect and fine and did nothing wrong
  • they leave with jeongguk right?
  • jimin turns to you and he gives you a tight hug and you’re like !!!
  • “you saved my best friend oh my god thank you so much”
  • he gives you his number so he can update you about jeongguk and keep you posted about everything
  • jimin does just that tbh and he’s always like here is a picture of me and jeongguk snuggling in bed, because he needs more protection
  • here’s another picture, but this time i am spoon feeding jeongguk with jin, see him in the background
  • here’s a picture of yoongi using jeongguk as a human mattress!!
  • you feel like you get to know all of them through the updates and everything and it’s super sweet!!
  • one day, you’re chilling in the library, and someone comes and sits across from you and you’re like lmao stranger danger
  • you look up and there is none other than the jeon jeongguk
  • he has a breathe right strip on his nose and his hair is tucked back under a beanie and he’s wearing a flannel and doc martens and it’s a nice look
  • you get all blushy and you’re like wowow hi there!!
  • he smiles that bunny smile and you’re melting because is he even real probably not yikes
  • he has something in his hand and he hands it over to you and it’s this little plastic bag and inside are these totally misshapen cookies?
  • “seokjin helped me make ‘em. they taste better than they look, i swear they do”
  • you’re all !! because that’s so sweet you hope they aren’t poisoned lmao yikes
  • so you take them and he kinda gets all shy “yah thanks fo real though”
  • man i had a college au and yoongi took lots of pictures of jeongguk and i’m getting flashbacks’
  • “oh, thanks for putting up with jimin too, he can be so extra sometimes”
  • somewhere in the distance jimin feels a sudden pang in his chest
  • “well i wasn’t gonna let you die out,,, on the floor,,,”
  • and he laughs and you’ve never heard a more angelic sound before and suddenly things seem okay
  • after that you and jeongguk are close
  • buds even
  • usually when you guys hang it’s in the bangtan group setting though because he’s not one for one on one relationships, not this early in the game
  • he thrives off other people and the attention that people give him?
  • he loves the group setting, because let’s face it, jeongguk stands out
  • looks, personality, talent, he’s above average
  • he likes being in the group because it obviously sets him apart and he wants that
  • because he’s been into you low key for a while too
  • like every lecture he would shamelessly check you out and he’s so happy that you’re so thorough with your notes?
  • like he knew about you, you’re so cute and wonderful and such a sweetheart and he believes it’s fate that brought you together that day even if the circumstances were kinda !!
  • so now you two have each other in the same friend group and jeongguk could ask for nothing better
  • because yes he wants to date you and kiss your face all over but he also needs the time to get to know you better
  • but he never misses an opportunity to do things with you
  • he always invites you to his games and you probably wear his jacket to everyone and he’s like internally dying on the field because wow you guys look like an official couple he’s in love!
  • he would probably take you to broadway like save up a lot of money and give you tickets for your birthday or something??
  • and you two see wicked and you look so couply that old people just look on you and smile happily
  • tbh at the end of defying gravity he ends up sobbing his eyes out and he goes on this rant about how elphaba isn’t even the evil one, she’s just misunderstood by society and he’s having a fit and the only way you can get him to calm down is by hugging him tight and stroking his hair and whispering to him
  • what a hot mess
  • he always loves taking you to the art museums!!
  • i think jeongguk would really be into modern art because he loves loves loves seeing what the younger generation can do, and the things that set us all apart from our parents and grandparents and everything
  • but he also loves all the ancient classics and he’s especially fascinated by greek sculptures??
  • he always brings his sketchbooks to the museums and draws everything he sees
  • and then he would turn to you and be like well this is great and all but “you’re the real artwork here”
  • he would wink and smirk at you and you would roll your eyes because flirt alert
  • that rhymed lmao good one ally
  • he loves taking you shopping too and he’s like well time to spend all my money,,, on things i don’t need,,,
  • he’s such a shoe person you cannot convince me otherwise
  • he gets you matching doc martens and hoseok is like smh you two are so in love
  • he loves trying to impress you with all this hardcore engineering stuff and you’re like wow buddy, maybe if i was, idk, smart, this would make more sense
  • “i’m gonna genetically engineer my dog to speak”
  • “i’m gonna report you to the government”
  • tbh he’s such a child
  • he drags you to anime club and he’s like well i guess we gotta cosplay now,,, cosplay a cute couple cosplay,,, even though we aren’t dating because i’m afraid of forming attachments to people,,,
  • im not saying tamaharu
  • but im saying tamaharu
  • tbh it’s been like four years? three years? since i actually watched anime like idk who anyone is
  • but he would also love bringing you out to the soccer field and like no matter what level you are in the sport he’s like practice with me
  • and he would get all heart eyes when you kick the ball and he saves the goals
  • and whenever you would score on him he would start laughing and then chase you around and when he caught you he would pick you up and spin you around
  • also forces you to come to the gym
  • tbh it’s mostly so he can sit there and bench like two twenty and impress you
  • you always make sure he doesn’t spread himself too thin
  • like one time
  • jeongguk joined a club he’s not really into but he’s way too sweet to say no, right?
  • it’s like something really ugh like maybe cross country
  • and he kinda stops showing up because he’s exhausted and he doesn’t have time and he can barely get himself to eat let alone get up and go running
  • they keep texting him and the poor baby cannot say no so he’s sitting on your bed, crying as he’s pulling on running shoes
  • and you’re heart is breaking because jeongguk always puts others first and he always puts on this happy face and nobody really knows that things get to him
  • so you grab the phone and you call that number
  • “look here you carton of rotten milk, jeongguk has politely told you at least a million times that right now isn’t a good time for him? can you not respect that? i know your little team might fall to piece without him, but he’s gonna break into a million if he doesn’t get a break anytime soon. please leave him alone or else all hell will break loose, thank you!”
  • after that, nobody pushes jeongguk to do things he’s not up to
  • and after that, you, jimin, seokjin, and yoongi all get matching jackets that say “jeongguk protection squad” on the back and you all have different colors and they have flowers on them and they’re really cute!!
  • okay but like you and jeongguk flirt with each other like nobody’s business
  • and you’re like wow maybe one of us should confess,,,
  • jeongguk is like lmao nOPE
  • because yes he really really really likes you but i don’t see him as someone really eager to form romantic relationships just because wow those require a lot of work and i think jeongguk would be scared that maybe he would end up doing all the work in the sense he loves more than the other person
  • like what if he’s willing to love unconditionally, and you’re not?
  • he doesn’t want heartbreak, oh no, not at the college level
  • he’s gotta focus on his job and his future and yes he wants you to be a part of his future, but no he doesn’t want to have his future crashing down because he loved too much
  • but boy makes a dumb mistake
  • there’s an on campus art show!!
  • and remember how i said jeongguk draws everything he sees
  • well jeongguk draws you, a lot
  • like whenever you two are chilling or studying, down at the museum, waiting for one of jin’s swim matches to start
  • and there’s one drawing he’s really fond of in particular?
  • and it’s titled my love right
  • it’s a water color piece of you and it’s from this one day he took you to see the stars out in this little grotto near the edge of town
  • and as you stared on at the constellations in awe, he sketched you lovingly and-
  • that’s what he chooses to enter and there’s lot of stars in the background in dark hues but your face and clothes and hair, they’re all in warm colors, like reds and pinks and oranges and yellows? just to make it different and to have this neat contrast going on
  • but your eyes, he makes them the same colors as the stars and they look like they have stars in them, but why wouldn’t they? that’s how jeongguk views you anyhow
  • boy totally forgets that you of all people, would maybe show up to the art show!
  • jeongguk hangs low the night of the art show because he’s humble and gets so sheepish when dealing with compliments, because he has a lot of stuff up
  • but that piece, it’s in the front of the room in a large frame and it’s like really showcased
  • taehyung and jimin know all about it right,,,
  • so they call you up and they’re like you wanna go to the art show with us? yoongi has some pictures in there, and i heard they have free cake
  • you’re like lmao why wouldn’t i go,,,
  • so you do go
  • and you’re browsing all the art and you’re blown away by it all
  • one of yoongi’s pictures captioned “young love” sends a chill down your spine though because that’s a picture of you and jeongguk’s matching shoes sprawled out across your dorm floor along with art history notes and energy bar wrappers
  • as you meander through the exhibits, jimin and taehyung get more and more giddy and excited and you kinda- are you five or something
  • but they will not tell you what they’re so excited about and you’re like okay i see how things are gonna be
  • you huff and wander off by yourself because wow they’re being kinda suspicious and yoongi’s picture is still kinda got you in a weird mood
  • you wanna text jeongguk about it
  • so you pull out your phone and you go to text him but then someone tugs on your sleeve
  • it’s a girl, you think like maybe the grade under you?
  • she kinda stands there silently, staring at you and you get all embarrassed like maybe she has the wrong person?
  • but then she asks “hey, are you the one in the big painting up there?”
  • your brows furrow because okay what big painting, this night is getting weirder and weirder so you ask what she means and she takes you by the wrist and drags you over to the painting
  • and low and behold, it is you
  • you cover your mouth with your hands and just stare at it because it’s so much to take in
  • between the way it look slike aesthetically to how accurate it is to like, the actual like, message behind the painting?
  • tbh you probably tear up and you just can’t even think straight because this is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
  • you’re like what do i do, what do i do
  • you don’t even need to think much about it after that like you just grab your things and you race out of there
  • jeongguk is eating ice cream and playing pokemon on his DS
  • you’re out of breath and you kinda jam your key in the door and you rush in
  • jeongguk is startled to see you because he thought you were with jimin and taehyung the entire night?
  • but nah, here you are, up in his room, looking like a total hot mess
  • “hey, what’s up with you?’
  • and you’re like just be normal, just be normal
  • “jeon jeongguk i’m in love with you too”
  • yes, nailed it
  • jeongguk chokes on his ice cream and you’re like omG
  • but he starts laughing soon after “i think i need cpr”
  • “IM BEING SERIOUS”
  • “and im being serious, come over here and kiss me”
  • and then you two kiss all mushy and he’s really clumsy and it’s really sloppy but you like it because he pulls you down on the bed with him and runs his hands through your hair
  • you two spend the rest of the night cuddling and he names his pokemon after you and tbh he gets a little too overboard with the affection and when jimin comes back he walks in and jeongguk peppering your face with kisses
  • he tells jin and jin promptly calls jeongguk to give him the relationship safety one oh one talk
  • he makes jeongguk put it on speaker so you can hear it tbh
  • cutest couple ever
  • like he shows you at least twenty seven sketchbooks filled with drawings of you
  • okay but imagine like they win a big soccer game and they hoist goalie jeongguk up on their shoulders all cute
  • and he wriggles to get down and he runs over and pulls you into a long dramatic kiss instead
  • all his teammates get the big cooler and dump it over the two of you
  • tells you that he will genetically alter your kids so that they all look like him and you’re like who said i wanna have kids with your coconut head self
  • besides you’ll be in jail before that happens
  • say he’s gonna try to genetically alter himself that he can grow a few more inches and you just say you’re leaving the dorm to take a nap with yoongi or something and he gets SO offended
  • he gets a jacket that has your name and then protection squad on it tbh and you two always match
  • you always make sure that he is healthy and he always makes sure that you are protected
  • probably does squats with you on his back like he did with yoongi
  • and loves you unconditionally tbh the end

Honestly my love for Laura Moon skyrocketed during 1x06,,,, bitch has no shame over being dead she does not care who smells her rotting flesh or sees where her entire fucking arm had to be sewed back on like most people would be paranoid about being discovered not my bitch and oh my god the scene where she walks into the bar with Her Boys™ behind her and she somehow looks HOT AS FUCK despite being dead and you can see her nipples!!!! through her shirt cause my girl ain’t got time for a bra