Definitely sick of seeing all the hate towards BTS flooding my dash because of the concept videos.
If you were a real ARMY you would love their content and their comebacks even if it wasn’t exactly what you expected.
So what there are girls?
So what there’s possibly a romance concept?
You know they’re going to drop some amazing music and some great stories, like they’ve always done and always will do.
For those who are hating on them because you don’t like the concept… you aren’t real fans.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Don’t let anyone ever tell you you’re weird, unless they do so with a genuine smile on their face and a lot of fondness in their voice, as in you’re so different from anyone else I know and sometimes that makes it difficult for me to understand and handle you, but I wouldn’t change you for the whole world.
THE CORRESPONDENT // This song is about Lise Meitner, a brilliant scientist who discovered nuclear fission and also happened to be a woman (a fact which shut her out of the notoriety and reverence she deserved). As always, this song packs a pretty significant punch in the sensitive spot where my sentimentality sits. Alliteration and emotions aside, I’m proud of this noise, and all the hard work we all put into it. And then, don’t even get me started on elementals’ perfect Joni Mitchell-esque vocals on this. I couldn’t NOT have her sing on this one. Some things just make sense. This is just one of those things.
so i have gotten a whole bunch of messages about this story lately, and i just wanted…to be a little jk rowling about this (<- haha, get it, because she keeps editorializing? it’s–it’s a joke about editorial intention, it’s…okay).
you can, obviously, take away whatever you want from the ugly mary story; that’s what storytelling is. but, to me, ugly mary is in part about someone who knew her own worth and didn’t need the world to affirm it for her.
mary always knew what mary was made of. what mary could be.
the thing of it is, i think mary likes what she sees when she looks in the mirror, because what mary sees is mary. not a beautiful woman, or even an ugly woman, or even “a woman.” i think that mary sees her own strength, and her own intelligence, and her own ambition. she sees her ugliness only insofar as she recognizes it as a tool she can use to manipulate people, the same way that mary sees kindness and gentleness as tools to manipulate people. the same way that beauty can be a tool.
(again, i can’t stress enough that mary is not a good person. powerful, yes. good, no.) (you can both be powerful and good.) (you are powerful. you are good.)
(“ugly” does not mean “bad.” i made mary a villain because the post was about weaponized ugliness and because fictional villains are generally more interesting to write for me than fictional heroes. that’s the point: neither beauty nor ugliness are inherently attached to any kind of morality.)
so for everyone who said that story made them feel powerful: good. i’m glad. again, i hope you use that power for good and not for political intrigue & murder, but still. you deserve to feel powerful.
you are powerful.
you are good.
the only person whose opinion matters about either of those things is you.
I don't think people understand the real reason One Direction are as big as they are.
It's not all about the money or the music. It's also about who they are.
They have caring and loving persona that we barely see in a guy who we like and they've never broken our heart or hurt us in a way that every other guy has.
In even our darkest days, they can brighten it up the slightest just from being themselves.
They constantly show us they care and we don't have to believe the nasty words said by others because we're all beautiful in our own way.
The happiness they create for their fans is completely indescribable but the moment they see them in concert, the entire world stops and it's just them together. Nothing else in the world matters. You're surrounded by family and idols who all love and care for you.
They stood by us, when no one else was ever behind us.