(Y/N):“Stiles? What’s up?” Stiles: “I’m… I’m… (Y/N)…” (Y/N):“Stiles? Wait, is this a panic attack? Where are you?” Stiles:“I’m… I’m at the g-gas station..” (Y/N):“Okay, do not move, okay? I’m immediately there, Stiles. everything will be fine again!”
While they worked on restoring the planet’s ecosystem and infrastructure after Lothal was saved from the Empire, Sabine and Ezra worked on giving the planet some defenses.
More so Sabine than Ezra
The need to protect her family and world is deep in her bones.
and Lothal is her world now, no doubt about it!
They got in contact with someone Hera knew that Cham knew. Hera helped.
This engineer helped design emergency evacuation tunnels for Lothalians to hide in, should the worst happen (i.e. an invasion)
Sabine built a very tough planetary shield generator, to keep Lothal safe from orbital bombardments
While scavenging and salvaging the vast amounts of debris from the battles and mining operations, the two of them constructed/repaired droids to help from pieces they found.
Some re-purposed probe droids use their heartbeat sensors and optics to track and check on animals being re-introduced.
Earth-moving droids put back the shifted rock and soil to fill up the strip mines.
Some other droids scatter seeds and check the growth of plants each day.
For a time things go very well, and despite now having fallen in love and having kids, the two of them start to run more missions off-world against the rising threat of the First Order.
After an old contact in the black market tips her off, Sabine buys up/slightly steals a bunch of old battle droids.
These squadrons of various droid starfighters (tweaked a little when local engineers have the time to make improvement to the now-old models) should hopefully slow any raids down!
Lothal gradually becomes somewhere kids/families are evacuated to, if things get hairy on often-raided worlds.
The local culture changes somewhat, thanks to the refugees and travelers - but since almost everyone who can help does help to restore that damaged world, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing
Little Ryloth’s, Little Rodia’s and the like appear when a larger number of refugees settle.
Then, post Kylo attacking Luke’s new Jedi Order:
They decide to look after the children they could save, on Lothal.
This obviously makes the world a much bigger target, especially for these “Knights of Ren” they’ve been hearing more about.
Ezra becomes a full-time caretaker to these children and teens - teaching them how to connect to life, especially loth-cats (which helps with the terror and anxiety most of them are still feeling).
He doesn’t call himself a Jedi, but he helps to nurture what skills these kids excel at - both practical and in the Force.
He gets a few more droids to help him as a caretaker, because he can’t be everywhere at once!
Sabine spends a lot of time helping Ezra, but also a lot of time running off world missions or improving Lothal’s defenses.
She usually comes back with new toys, tales, “toys” or scars.
She drills civilian volunteers in flying and/or helping with emergency evacuations.
She helps make robust air filters for the tunnels, to defend against any poison gas attacks while they’re down there.
small automated space stations are set up near the exit points for the standard hyperspace lanes. If First Order ships are detected, droid fighters are launched.
An awful lot of favours were cashed in the get these built and running properly.
By this point, a fair number of organisations consider Lothal as belonging to Clan Wren, given all the protections Sabine’s devised.
Ursa isn’t going to disagree!
…Sabine might though
All these defenses would only delay the inevitable, if a serious assault was carried out, but hopefully this would buy enough time for the resistance to come to Lothal’s aid. Leia’s a pretty good friend, after all!
Hi, while I'm slowly going through the list of Korean revenge movies you recommended (thank you very much for that, by the way), could you recommend some upbeat, feel-good Korean movies? I'm looking for something like Sunny or Castaway on the Moon, movies that have some depth to them, but still leave you smiling or hopeful. Could you also recommend some Korean movies dealing with loss (but not in a too spectacular or gory way)? Thank you!
Hi! Oh, good to know… hope you’re enjoying them!
Feel-good: movies starring Cha Tae Hyun like My Sassy Girl, Speed Scandal, Hello Ghost
Barking Dogs Never Bite, Welcome to Dongmakgol, Like a Virgin, Attack the Gas Station, Going By The Book
Not Korean but fit the description: Linda, Linda, Linda, The Taste of Tea, Kamikaze Girls, Ping Pong, Kikujiro, Fish Story, Adrift in Tokyo, University of Laughs, Welcome Back Mr. Mcdonald
Loss: Secret sunshine, Taekgukgi, The Peter Pan Formula, Thread of Lies, Way Back Home
Not Korean but fit the description: Confessions, Departures, Nobody Knows, Memories of Matsuko, Kotoko, Buddha Mountain, 4:30, Eureka, River, Maborosi, Tony Takitani
This is a compilation of all B2ST songs from debut till now, so far. I will try to keep this list updated whenever there are new songs :) This was inspired by this post but I’m not sure if I can really list out all of B2ST songs including songs they are featured in and no download links coz I’m bad at finding things like that but I added mv/teaser links to some that has one. Leggo!
1. Intro 2. Dancing Shoes 3. 2009 (Feat. Kim Hyunah) 4. Wipe The Tears (Feat. Yoon Dujun and Yong Junhyung) 5. Dancing Shoes (Instrumental)
The First Collage (2012)
1. Look At Me Now 2. Caffeine (Feat. Yong Junhyung) 3. Just Do As You Always Did 4. Even Then, I 5. You Don’t Know
1. Nothing Is Forever 2. Flower 3. Anything (Feat. G.Na) 4. Slow 5. Caffeine (Piano Version) (Feat. Yang Yoseob)
1. Troublemaker 2. The Words I Don’t Want To Hear 3. Time - Kim Hyunah Feat. Rado 4. Don’t You Mind - Jang Hyunseung
1. Turn Up The Volume 2. Now 3. A Girl Who Wants To Play - Jang Hyunseung Feat. Kim Hyunah 4. Attention 5. I Like - Kim Hyunah Feat. Flowsik of Aziatix)
1. Easy (Sincere Version) 2. I Knew It 3. Living Without You - Yong Junhyung 4. I Am A Man - Yoon Dujun & Yong Junhyung 5. Should I Hug You Or Not - Lee Gikwang, Yoon Dujun, Yong Junhyung 6. In The Cloud - Son Dongwoon
1. Hateful Person (Big) 2. Black Paradise (Iris 2) 3. Loving You (All My Love) 4. Because of You (My Princess) 5. Ready Go (God of Study) 6. Crazy (Attack The Gas Station 2) 7. Happy Birthday (More Charming by The Day) - Yang Yoseob 8. Cherish That Person (My Princess) -Yang Yoseob 9. Dreaming (I’m A Flower Too) - Son Dongwoon, Yang Yoseob, Yong Junhyung 10. No (Poseidon) - Yang Yoseob 11. Past Days (Monstar) - Yong Junhyung and BTOB 12. After Time Passes (Monstar) - Yong Junhyung and BTOB 13. Don’t Make Me Cry (Monstar) - Colorbar (Yong Junhyung) 14. Only That Is My World/March (Monstar) - Colorbar (Yong Junhyung) 15. Wish (The Night Watchman) - Yang Yoseob and Heo Gayoon
1. Love Day - Yang Yoseob and Jung Eunji 2. First Snow and First Kiss - Yang Yoseob and Daniel Chae 3. Udon - Son Dongwoon and Kang Minkyung 4. Faddy Robot - Yong Junhyung and Artists for Faddy Robot 5. Let’s Go (Eng Ver) - Yong Junhyung and Artists for G20 6. Tearfully Blue - Dramatic Blue (Yang Yoseob) 7. Yesterday - Dynamic Black (Lee Gikwang) 8. One Year Ago - Jang Hyunseung, Jung Eunji, Kim Namjoo 9. When I Get Paid - Prepix and Yang Yoseob 10. Perfume - Yang Yoseob and Cube Girls 11. Bye Bye Love (When A Man Falls In Love OST) - Yang Yoseob, Son Dongwoon, Lee Changsub, Jung Ilhoon 12. Be Alright - Yang Yoseob, G.Na, Heo Gayoon, Lee Changsub 13. You Got Some Nerve - Yong Junhyung, FeelDog, LE
1. Who’s Next - 4Minute Feat. B2ST 2. I Remember - Bang Yongguk Feat. Yang Yoseob 3. Bon Apetit - Yangpa Feat. Yoon Dujun 4. Kidult - Eluphant Feat. Yoon Dujun 5. Sunflower - Gavy NJ Feat. Yoon Dujun 6. Love Is Pathetic - An Jin Kyung Feat. Lee Gikwang 7. Break Up - Brave Brothers Feat. Lee Gikwang and Electro Boyz 8. Change - Kim Hyunah Feat. Yong Junhyung 9. A Bitter Day - Kim Hyunah Feat. Yong Junhyung and G.Na 10. I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Better - G.Na Feat. Yong Junhyung 11. Go Again - Navi Feat. Yong Junhyung 12. Words That Freeze My Heart - Wheesung Feat. Yong Junhyung 13. Silly Boy - 4Minute and 015B Feat. Yong Junhyung 14. Be Quiet - Kim Wan Sun Feat. Yong Junhyung 15. Don’t Act Countrified - ALi Feat. Yong Junhyung 16. What I See - Prepix Feat. Yong Junhyung, Beenzino, Esna 17. Up To The Sky - APINK Feat. Yong Junhyung 18. Good Boy - Baek Ji Young Feat. Yong Junhyung 19. I Hate You - Eru Feat. Yong Junhyung 20. She’s Bad - Natthew Feat. Yong Junhyung 21. Glass Heart - LYn Feat. Yong Junhyung 22. Don’t Walk Away - Kim Jaejoong Feat. Yong Junhyung 23. Present - K.Will Feat. Yong Junhyung 24. 8dayz - Megan Lee Feat. Yong Junhyung 25. My Dear - Park Shin Hye Feat. Yong Junhyung 26. From When And Until When - Kim Hyunah Feat. Yang Yoseob
1. Shock (Japanese Version) 2. Bad Girl (Japanese Version) 3. Mystery (Japanese Version) 4. Fiction (Japanese Version) 5. On Rainy Days (Japanese Version) 6. Midnight (Japanese Version) 7. Shadow (Japanese Version) 8. Sad Movie 9. Around Christmas Carol (Cover) 10. Adrenaline 11. B.I.B 12. Fiction Orchestra version (Japanese Version) 13. Another Orion (Yoseob solo) 14. More Than What You Think (Bonus Track)
Just when I had thought I had grown weary and inattentive of the countless mindless names I had been called on the streets of New York, I felt a tight punch to my neck. I fall on the crowded broadway street, my food scattered, my glasses misplaced and blood oozing its way out of my ear. “Go back home you fucking terrorist”, said the drunken man in that orange jacket. As I lay on the ground trying to comprehend the bitterness of his harsh racist words, I looked for someone to help me up, someone to ask me if I was okay, someone to condemn what had just taken place in front of them, someone to tell me that everything will be alright. As people just walk past me, I picked myself up and walked away from the event shaken, scared and shocked. In the days that followed the attack, I found myself more reserved and closed. I could feel the adrenaline rushed paranoia numb my senses at random moments on the subway, in a theatre while watching a movie or while taking a casual stroll with my camera by the seaside. I’d dream the face of my attacker; the incident playing like a broken cassette on a loop again and again in my head. The 21st century was born and baptized in blood with 9/11 forever changing the political and social landscape of the entire world. In the bloody war that stretched over almost a decade, the pent up anger of the American people manifested itself into something ugly on the home front. Just three days after 9/11, a Sikh gas station owner in Arizona was attacked and brutally murdered in cold blood for wearing the turban and adoring a beard. The mindless islamophobia that had crept its way into the streets of America, took its toll on thousands of innocent peace loving Sikhs. Many Sikhs that I new, cut their sacred hair and started dressing more western in a bid to stay safe in the land of the free. The symbols that made us Sikhs now made us look like terrorists. After I was attacked, I found it increasingly difficult to photograph on the streets. I felt crippled, for not being abled to get back to shooting frustrated every inch of my being. One fine evening, I finished an entire roll photographing Sikhs in Jackson heights. Talking to these people, made me feel like I was back in India; I felt safer, I felt comfortable and I felt understood for all of us shared what others didn’t. These men grew their beards long and wore majestic turbans, whilst knowing it could have serious repercussions in their daily life. I continued to take portraits of Sikh individuals in and around New York City, and asked the people being photographed to write or say a few words about what their turban means to them. As I would ask them that question, I would see their eyes light up with pride. This project is a testament of the ardent love that Sikhs have for their faith, heritage and identity paired with my own experiences within my religion. Knowing that Sikhs are such a misunderstood part of our community I want my viewers to leave enlightened about a culture and people that have endured the test of time. It takes courage to be and look different in this society of ours; this is an attempt to exhibit the pride I and millions of other Sikhs feel when they tie their turban every single morning.
This happened a couple of days ago (Halloween late morning), and I’ve contemplated writing about it, but every time I try I can feel myself panicking. But with the current climate and talks about street harassment, I really want to put this story out there.
I was leaving walmart, carrying a bag of groceries. Wearing a skirt and pants, a sweater and a jacket. It’s 45 degrees and super windy out. I haven’t washed my hair yet today because I’m making an emergency trip for cat food.
Leaving the building, a man having a cigarette says to me, “hey girl, god bless you, I hope you have a great day, okay?”
I thought, he must have noticed I’m having a bad day. I’m an optimist. I tend to assume the best of other people. So I smile and say, “thanks, you have a good one too!”
Then he followed me to the bus stop. He asked me if I had a boyfriend. I said it wasn’t really his business (because saying “no” to this question is often perceived as “I am open to your advances”). He asked me what I’m doing today. He asked me if he could see me sometime. I said I wasn’t really interested, I’m just trying to get home. He asked for my number. I apologized, and told him I just really don’t give out my number to strangers.
The is when he called me a fucking bitch, an ugly whore. Told me maybe someone would fuck me if I dressed nicer and learned some manners. Asked me why I thought if was better than him, why am I treating him like shit. I didn’t answer. I was terrified. When my bus arrived, he followed me on and sat in front of me so he could turn around and continue to berate me.
He continued to harass me in front of other bus passengers, none of whom did anything. Three men sat just two seats away and watched this man lean over me in my seat, telling me my pussy smells like cat food and that no man would ever touch me because I’m a “frigid bitch.” He said I didn’t know how to treat men with basic respect. The people watching never said anything, never did anything. I started crying. He told me to “save my fucking act.”
I felt sick. I felt scared. I got off the bus early because I was afraid he would follow me home. When he got off the bus with me I sprinted into the bathroom of a nearby gas station, where I had a panic attack for the next thirty minutes.
I had no way of expecting this. I couldn’t discern his intentions from his initial actions. Even by street harassment standards, of which I’ve experienced plenty, this was far beyond anything I’d been through. I felt violated, I felt abused, I felt vulnerable.
I’m a friendly person. I like meeting new people, I like talking with strangers. I look people in the eye when I walk down the street, I smile and say hello. I have always cherished the unusual conversations I sometimes have with people at the bus stop. But this experience and put a seed of fear in me. This experience makes me think, “this person seems nice, but how do I know? How can I trust them?” Now every man who makes eye contacts might be that man.
For the past few days I have found myself jumpy when I go out in public, my heart rate increases when people sit near me on the bus. The normal level of street harassment that I am used to receiving, all of the things that just made me uncomfortable or angry before, now make me terrified.
So here is my argument against the people who claim that sometimes people on the street are just genuine and nice and don’t deserve to be treated like rapists, harassers, and mysogynists:
It doesn’t actually matter if a man is being genuinely nice or not. I don’t think “all” women can tell if someone is being threatening. In fact, I think part of the threat comes from NOT knowing. When a guy says something nice to you on the street, you have no way of knowing if he’s just trying to wish you a nice day, or if an improper response will cause him to shout, “well fuck you, bitch!” Because so much of a woman’s interaction when walking down the street IS harassment, the only way to play it safe is to treat EVERY interaction as a possible threat.
You may be trying to be nice to a woman, but if you choose to do it in the same medium and with similar methods as the harassment, women are going to feel threatened. End of story. It does not matter what your intentions are and women don’t innately know whether you mean well or not.
I understand the frustration of being painted with a broad brush, or having your intentions questioned. I understand that men don’t want to be treated automatically like they are creeps and scum. And I know women don’t want to live in fear every time they leave the house.
I thought he was being nice to me. I thought he saw that I was stressed, and having a bad day, and was reaching out as a human to another human. And the fact is, most of the time, I CAN’T tell the difference. So as much as I want to assume the best of people, I feel like I have to assume that any person who speaks to me on the street is a threat. Because the alternative is… Well, fucking terrifying.
It’s like telling children not to talk to strangers. They could be nice people who like kids, or they could hurt your child. That doesn’t mean all strangers should be afraid of interacting with children. There are plenty of safe situations where adults and children can interact. The only enemy there is one everyone can agree on: child predators. And child predators are ostracized in our society, people are on alert for them, when you see someone talking to a child, a part of you pays attention for warning signs.
If our society could get to that point with street harassment, where the people who do wrong know that it’s wrong and that they will be judged for it, then women may be able to walk with less fear.
“Never forget” is the phrase used when remembering the 9/11 attacks, but it’s frustrating because it’s hard to forget when such a tragic event is constantly evoked to hate on brown/Muslim bodies.
I remember the day the towers came down vividly, but I also remember the quick aftermath. I remember hearing about the Sikh man who was shot at a gas station days after the attack, about the sudden hostility towards anyone who looked remotely “Muslim”.
I remember my dad telling me how, as he traveled for business every week, he was stopped at the airport every 10 minutes. He was profiled and questioned.
I remember my brother coming home upset after a couple of boys in the neighborhood had chased him down the street, screaming “terrorist”.
I remember my dad telling me to be extremely careful about what I said online, that surely the FBI was already watching us (it was a joke, but I could see the flicker of fear in his eyes).
My mom still won’t let my brother do any kind of delivery job, scared that he might get shot.
I am still constantly profiled whenever I fly, even with my blue-green hair and eclectic fashion….simply because I’m brown.
And this is all tame. It pales in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of innocent lives lost in a war against those who had no part in the attack.
The truth is, some of us CAN’T forget. We’re not allowed.
#101: Attack the Gas Station! (Juyusoseubgyuksageun) dir. Kim Sang-Jin, 1999 | ★★★★☆
I don’t even know what to say. This is fantastically ridiculous… This doesn’t do any of the three justice, but it makes me think of a Looney Tunes-style Clockwork Orange. The story and characterisation are pretty cool; better than I was expecting at first. Neat cinematography, too.
Crime and Punishment Movie Weekend: Attack the Gas Station!
Movie: Attack the Gas Station! (1999)
Country: South Korea
Starring: Lee Sung Jae (Gu Family Book), Yu Oh Seong (Faith), Kang Seong Jin, Yoo Ji Tae, and Park Yeong Gyu (Protect the Boss; I Do, I Do)
Synopsis: Four thugs rob a gas station because they are bored just days after robbing it the first time. They take people hostage after they can’t get money from the register and start selling gas and keeping the cash. Shenanigans ensue. Eventually, they piss off the wrong people. More hijinks.
Admin B’s rating: 4/5
This one falls under the crime part of crime and punishment… Review with some spoilers below.
Funeral ceremony of 18-year-old IDF soldier, Ziv Mizrahi, at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, Israel on 24 November 2015. Mizrahi was murdered in a stabbing attack at a gas station on the 443 Road, near Jerusalem.