best shot of the entire video

So I’m making this post to talk about the good things that BigHit does in this time of lines and screen time feud. BigHit entertainment is one of the best and least restrictive companies I have come to know. Since BTS are their only artists, the amount of freedom and close knit management they get is amazing.

There is no dungeon that the boys can disappear into, and there is constantly new content for the fans. Sure there are some things that happen that we nor the boys like, but then they are dealt with. Yoongi complained about his scalp, and BigHit relented, allowing him to stay dark for the past couple of comebacks.

They also allow the boys to use expensive equipment write and produce their own music to release as non monetized mixtapes or song covers. They even fully funded the MVs given to both Yoongi and Nams for their mixtapes, and that is something they didn’t have to do.

The boys are given the best produced music videos, and are allowed to create cinematic masterpieces with a deepened meaning. They not censored in the types of lyrics that they write, despite how controversial in Korean culture.

Now this may seem trivial to you. All these small things are nothing compared to the injustice that the members face. How dare they give Jungkook all the lines and leave everyone else out in the cold! 2Seok was basically missing this entire comeback!

Ok I hear you, but at the same time, consider the fact that this is the first (and probably the last) time Hoseok gets few *cough cough none cough cough* individual lines in a song. Spring Day was a more vocal based song, so they decided that he should use his vocal talent to back Jungkook rather than add another rap verse. It makes sense to me, and it gives him the opportunity to show his vocal talent on stage if he and Jungkook harmonize live as well.

And then there is Jin. It seems that he always gets the short end of the stick. The amount of individual screen time he got was unfair yes, completely. He is officially a (debatably the) visual of the group, and if anything that should be the place he pops up the most. But at the same time, Not Today was more a dance video, and he and Nams are well, not the best dancers, so they wouldn’t put them in the middle on all the dance shots.

Also look at the I Need U and Run comebacks, the entire story in the music videos clearly revolved around him and his character, something that the fans were quick to point out and appreciate. For those comebacks, he was in the center.

This is still not a justification, but simply a reason for why they might have chosen to edit the video like they did.

Next moving on to his line distribution. He notoriously along with V get the short end of the stick when it comes to lines. And I think it is simply because of the way the industry works.

You know how sometimes Jimin and Jungkook switch lines because Jimin is better at the high notes in the studio, but Jungkook hits them better live? The same thing goes for most line distributions. What voice works the best for the feeling they want to produce? Who can hold the notes the best on stage? Like I said before, Jin is not the best dancer, and their dances are HARD, so most of his time probably goes towards practicing the choreography rather than nailing his vocal stability on stage.

He objectively doesn’t have the best or most stable voice in the group, as often times on live stages he is out of breath by the time his lines do come up, and that is completely understandable. It’s the reason why so many (even the more experienced) artists lip sync to certain performances.

Dancing while singing is hard, and maybe it’s just not for Jin. Maybe, just maybe, he decided himself that his voice was better suited for slower songs with less choreo so that he can really focus on nailing his vocal performance. I mean in the solo he got to produce himself he chose a more soft ballad song rather than a more hard hitting one like Jimin’s because that just suits his voice better, and he knows it.

That’s why he got a lot more lines in “Butterfly” a slower ballad with less complex dancing and softer vocals, right where Jin thrives, but not really the typical image BTS produces musically.

Once again this isn’t a justification, and more a reason why he might get fewer lines. It is true that the line distributions are unfair and I agree with that, but it’s also a question of the industry standards, and the fact that sometimes it might be the best solution to a shitty problem.

I know I’m probably going to get some flack for this one, but it’s just something that needed to be said. Us fans really need to step back and appreciate not only the boys, but the company that helped make them.

Voltron Soccer/Football AU

Lance:

•Mid-fielder
•Number 7
•Great trick master
•BREAKING ALL THE ANKLES
•"They call me the nutcracker because of how I execute nutmegs"
•Came up with the color scheme
•Most active player on social media

Keith:

•Striker
•Number 45
•practices all day, every day
•Best at corner shots
•Has a merchandising deal with NIKE headbands
•Record of 10 yellow cards and 4 red cards in a single season
•Trash talk™ even to the other teams face

Pidge:

•Mid-fielder
•Number 5
•Spends time in the locker room listening to music and making the Micheal Phelps Face™
•Queen of fakeouts
•Plans all of the team’s public appearances

Hunk:

•Defender
•Number 2
•Total sweetheart and apologizes when he accidentally trips or bumps into someone
•Beat Lance in a juggling contest by 4
•Cooks all of the team meals on Friday (team bonding night)
•Last hope player

Shiro:

•Striker
•Number 00
•People claim he and Keith have a telepathic bond for shots on goal
•Fakeout shots
•Always has a strategy for every situation
•Films Lance for his YouTube videos
•Has done multiple makeup and sports clothing commercials
•Secretly dating someone but REFUSES to say who
•works out after games

Allura:

•Team coach
•Wears a jersey with the number 1
•Practice 5 times a week or else
•Screams at the team the entire game
•Helps Pidge plan public meetings
•First time soccer mom

Matt:

•Goalie
•Number 69
•Has Pidge and Keith warm him up
•Dive master™
•Once saved a ball that was way too high to see, coming in really fast
•Best friends with Lance
•Cool kid off-feild but will yell and scream as much as Allura on-feild
•"PUSH UP"

Shay (human version):

•Defender
•Number 15
•No. Mercy.
•Steals balls almost as well as she steals hearts
•Secretly dates Hunk (literally everyone knows about it)
•Header champ
•Somehow— for some reason convinced the team to do a nude photo shoot
•Dirty Jokes™
•False sweetheart

Random, maybe. But why does Yongguk have minimal shots in the MV? He’s technically invisible? And in the choreography he doesn’t come in until like an entire minute has passed after which he is placed in the back as the only one for the remainder of the video. He’s one of the best dancers and he’s the leader and I just… I don’t know. I don’t get it. And it bothers me. I’m happy that he’s back, but it feels like he’s absent still.

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As I was accompanying a group of students from Odsherred Efterskole, Denmark on a trip to Malawi for a week, I took advantage of the little time off I had to take some pictures. In cooperation with Francis Botha, local citizen and employed at NGO Danish Church Aid, we toured the African country from South to North, helping me find diverse locations and scenes to best capture what I had in mind.

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Worth A Shot [Anthony Ramos X Reader]

Request/Inspiration: Anon “Okay but this could for any of the cast (you could just pick your favorite) but the reader gets some of her friends to do a street performance of “Schuyler Sisters” and she sings Angelica’s lyrics (Eliza’s maybe if you picked Lin) but whoever you pick is shook by her singing and dancing and manages to talk to her (bonus is she gets a number and if they stutter)

Summary: “I need to compel him to include you in the show somehow.”

A/N: Okay okay I was thinking of doing this to either Lin or Anthony and I really couldn’t decide so I asked y’all what you wanted! I’m writing this as of the time in which I have no idea who I’m writing it for so I’ll just skedaddle across the keyboard. I love writing for Lin, but I don’t know if y’all are tired of him or not? I also feel like I should write for someone new because?? UPDATE: I’M DOING ANTHONY OOPS. Just saying, this is a really short fic sorry! THIS IS SOMETHING. SOMETHING REALLY RUSHED BECAUSE I COULDN’T LEAVE Y’ALL FICLESS IT’S NOT MY BEST AND I’M SORRY.

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For years I have been in Bamon fandom. For years I have watched these characters grow and change, just as I have grown and changed with them. It’s been one hell of a ride with lots of ups and downs. I’ve literally been beyond happy sometimes with certain moments on this show but I’ve also been totally crushed at others.

First things first…there should be Bamon goodbye, and that really broke me.

Secondly, this is me saying goodbye to these two. In my head these two will always be endgame.

As for the rest of the tvd finale; it was good but not great. I had a lot of expectations and it really didn’t live up to any of them. I think what bothered me the most was Nina and Ian’s acting - especially when they had scenes together. Nina’s acting was not the best neither as Katherine or as Elena tbh but that last shot with Delena walking down the street was Ian’s worse acting on this entire show ugh. That half-ass smile was so bad I cringed. And I’m so sorry because of Steroline there are endgame in my head too, actually BELVAFORE is the true endgame.

Thank you Ian and Kat for giving us Bamon. And thank you to the Bamon fam for being my biggest supporters and loving my bamon videos. The journey would’ve not been the same without you all. This one is for you guys.

Bamon fam - I love you guys forever.

  • What She Says: I'm fine.
  • What She Means: Yasuke Matsuda was in one frame this entire god damn anime. My beloved Matsuda-kun got one shot and didn't even speak. But thank god we got a whole episode about video games and the power of friendship. My dear husband deserved better than this, Kodaka. And ya know what? He may have only had one frame, but it was the best god damn frame in the whole anime I mean did you see him he's so beautiful and shame on you for depriving me of the animated Yasuke Matsuda that I deserve.
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With its imposing mountains, endless plateaus and echoing valleys, Norway is a country where nature takes the lead. Using time-lapse, this film attempts to capture the ebb and flow of the seasons and is a result of one year of planning, a second year of shooting and four months of editing.

20,000 kilometers have been travelled, 200,000 photos taken and 20 terabytes worth of hard drives filled. Months have been spent hiking through the mountains, sleeping in tents and travelling through the entire country hunting for the best locations.

SEASONS of NORWAY is shot and edited by Morten Rustad. The video is available in up to 8K resolution (7680*4320 letterboxed).
INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILM CAN BE FOUND AT: mortenrustad.com

Love Actually (UK, USA, 2003)

Predictions: Is there anyone who has not seen this movie?? If you have not seen this movie, GET OUT NOW and go watch this movie. We had obviously seen this movie about a million times, so we had no predictions.

Plot: Ah, Love Actually. The movie that began this questionable trend of holiday-themed movies with way too many characters who all know each other in different ways. Thankfully, though, it’s not called Christmas, or Christmas Day, or Six Weeks Leading Up To Christmas. Starring every British actor you’ve ever heard of, Love Actually is about the idea that love is all around. Gross, right? No, it’s super charming, shut up.

In order of appearance: Bill Nighy is a washed-up pop star who makes a comeback by adapting one of his greatest hits and turning it into a cheesy Christmas single. He realizes that, more than fame or sex or whatever, his greatest love is actually his best friend, his manager. Colin Firth is a cuckolded writer who runs away to France and meets a Portuguese girl there. They fall in love, despite not speaking the same language, and he eventually goes to…France? Portugal? to…propose???? Liam Neeson is the widowed stepfather of 11-year-old Thomas Sangster, who has fallen in love with one of his classmates. He wins her heart by…learning to play the drums? with Liam Neeson’s support, and Liam Neeson meets Claudia Schiffer, to boot.

New paragraph – too many storylines! Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman are married, but then his eye wanders to his weirdly sexually aggressive secretary (WHY ARE YOU HITTING ON HIM, LADY???? HE IS MARRIED, AND ALSO OLD), but then Alan Rickman regrets his choices, as well he should. Kris Marshall, a creeper weirdo, announces to his friend that it’s not him, it’s England, and American girls would love him, due to his British accent. Sadly, he…is not mistaken???? Martin Freeman and Joanna Page meet as naked stand-ins and fall in love. Chiwetel Ejiofor marries Keira Knightley, but then Andrew Lincoln, his best friend, inexplicably confesses his love for her also???????? Like, not in a predatory way, but still, seems SUPER WEIRD. YOU ARE A WEIRD BEST FRIEND.

Last but not least, newly-appointed Prime Minister Hugh Grant gets together with some girl who works for him (after some obligatory shenanigans; they’re pretty cute), and Laura Linney gives up Rodrigo Santoro to be with her mentally-ill brother on Christmas. Ah, the holidays. Isn’t love grand? This movie is so much more delightful than all the movies that came after it. It is R-rated, so more risqué than any of them, and yet SOMEHOW MORE CLASSY???? Much more classy. Maybe it’s because it’s half-British. ;)

Also, RIP Alan Rickman, the classiest of us all (in real life; sadly not so much in this movie). We will miss your eyebrows.

Best Scene: At one point, would-be cheater cheater pumpkin eater Alan Rickman is trying to purchase a necklace for his secretary (!!!! NO. DON’T DO IT, ALAN RICKMAN) and has the misfortune of being helped by salesperson Rowan Atkinson. Rowan Atkinson spends basically a year wrapping the gift, and it is marvelous. Everything he does is a Christmas miracle, not to mention the look on Alan Rickman’s face at every additional frill. Runner-up: Prime Minister Hugh Grant and his door-to-door search for his hopefully-girlfriend.

Worst Scene: When Kris Marshall arrives in Wisconsin, and Wisconsin debases itself in the form of FOUR HOT GIRLS who, for some reason, share ONE BED and are eager to bring this British stranger into it. Not that we mind seeing surprise!Elisha Cuthbert and her hot friends, but like…what is even happening here???? Was Richard Curtis writing a porno, but then lost his funding, and thought, well, God, I’d hate to waste this amazing scene I already wrote?!

Best Line: This entire film is VERY funny and touching, so it’s hard to pick just one line, or even three or four. Everything that comes out of Emma Thompson’s mouth is amazing. Colin Firth’s bilingual interactions with Lúcia Moniz are very funny. Prime Minister Hugh Grant is exactly as you would imagine.

Worst Line: Probably something that either Kris Marshall or one of his new American lady friends says, because why.

Highlights of the Watching Experience: So, like, if Keira Knightley turned up at your door, asking to see the wedding video that you obviously shot but equally obviously can never show her, maybe you could (1) shut the door in her face because she turned up unexpectedly and WHO DOES THAT except a MONSTER or (2) make a babbling excuse and immediately throw the VHS out the window. Things we would not do: let her watch it and make our relationship even weirder than it was. Other things we would not do: later appear at HER door unexpectedly (!!!!), ask her to lie to her husband slash our best friend, play a recording of NOT CAROLERS (this CD = obviously accompanied), and then confess our unwanted and unsolicited love. Garbage friend. Garbage story.

How Many POC in the Film: A few supporting characters – Chiwetel Ejiofor, Abdul Salis (Kris Marshall’s friend), Olivia Olson (Thomas Sangster’s love interest) and her mom, and Prime Minister Hugh Grant’s…secretary? chief of staff?? Some important lady who works at Downing Street. Also, a whole bunch of background people. This movie did an okay job, POC-wise.

Alternate Scenes: Every time we watch this movie, we hope that somehow this will be the time that the movie is different and Alan Rickman just gives Emma Thompson the goddamn necklace instead of ruining their life together. It’s so easy not to cheat on people, guys. Just, why.

Was the Poster Better or Worse than the Film: Worse. The poster says, “Merry Christmas! Here is my gift to you – the faces of 10 white famous people, coming to murder you tonight.” Whereas the movie, of course, is delightful.

Score: 9.5 out of 10 Christmas-is-all-around-us smooches. We would, however, like to qualify that it’s EXTREMELY HARD (as we’ve now seen many times, to our chagrin) to make a movie perfect, or even any good at all, that has this many characters and storylines. While there are certain things we might change, overall, we both deeply enjoy this movie and find it impressively put together.

Ranking: 2, out of the 56 movies we’ve seen so far.

A Song For Her (Audrey Jensen)

So I finished this request and I really like it. I’m in choir myself and the request was for a music project. Lucky for me, our choir final has always been the project in the imagine! The song was based off a song I wrote for my project last year. THANKS FOR THE REQUEST AND ENJOY!
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In my highschool, you need to have three credits in a fine arts or foreign language class to graduate. This was great, seeing as I love music. I play guitar, piano, and I sing..

However, this means that, because she didn’t want to take Spanish or drawing, I’m sitting in a choir class with Audrey Jensen. Don’t get me wrong, I love Audrey. She’s a great friend of mine. I just have a huge crush on her.

Auds is gorgeous. And smart. And creative. And she’s just AMAZING. I could watch her for hours… “Y/n! Are you there?” Audrey asks, pulling me from my daydream.

“Y-eah. Wait what?” I stumble. Audrey laughs.

“You were really out of it! Did you even hear what Mrs. Smith said?” I consider it before shaking my head. I really didn’t even know our teacher had been talking. Auds rolled her beautiful blue eyes. “She said we all have to write a song and film a music video as our final!”

“Oh yeah..” I had done this project before in the last couple years I’d been in choir. It wasn’t hard, but then again, I always had inspiration. I look back up at Audrey. She was looking at me weird. “What?” I ask.

“You wanna work together? I mean.. You know instruments and music writing and I can film the video.”

“Yeah! Um.. That sounds great.” I say. I wasn’t lying. Working with Audrey would be fun, and she wouldn’t put all the work on me like other partners would. The problem was, I always wrote my best songs about her. But I can’t write about her if she’s right there!
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Well, maybe we could find something else to write about. So after school, Audrey comes over and we hold up in my bedroom with my journal, guitar, and piano. “So remind me again why I can’t hear the other songs you’ve written.” She says, staring at my ceiling as she lays on my bed.

“Because…” I state, sitting next to her and strumming a cord on the acoustic strings of my guitar. “I write very crappy songs that no one should hear.”

“I doubt that. How about this? If we finish this song today, you play me something.” Audrey wasn’t going to give up on this. Plus, there had to be something that I wrote that wasn’t about Auds.

“Okay. But we don’t even know what to write about.” We were silent for a few moments.

Audrey shrugged. “I never wrote a song before. I don’t even know where to start!”

I nodded. “The hardest part about writing songs is finding inspiration. Once you get it, the words and notes will just come.” I strum another cord. “So what are we passionate about?”
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We finally picked a topic. Writing about “music” was a broad pick, but it would get the job done. Plus the lyrics were easy to write. Soon enough I was at the piano playing the tune. “I kinda always wanted to learn the piano, but I just never had the motivation to do it.” Auds muttered, watching me from the bed.

“It’s not too hard.” I replied. “Here, I’ll show you.” I scooted over and let her sit next to me. “Well you know how to read notes. Like the bottom line of treble clef is ‘e’ and it goes in alphabetical order from 'a’ to 'g’.” I point to the notes I was writing on the paper. “Well the keys match up with the notes.” I take her hand and press her finger to a white key. “This is middle C.” Next. “D” Next. “E” “F” “G” “A” “B” “C again.” Then I press her hand to a black key. “These keys are sharp or flat of each letter key. So if this is 'g’,” We press a key. “Then this is 'g’ sharp’ and this is 'g flat’.” We are really close. I’m holding her hands and having her play notes, play the song we are writing. My heart is racing.

“Will you play something for me?” She asks quietly. I nod, opening up my notebook. Almost every song was about her, but there was a certain song I knew better than any others in the book. I quickly open that one up.

I wrote this the day Piper died. It was a powerful day for us all and I needed to wrap my head around it. This is my favorite song I’ve ever written.
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Beautiful girl I see you everywhere, smiling at me like you have no care. I look into your eyes and soon I see, everything that you could be.

The person in black with the face of a mask, threatens to pull you away from me. But soon you’ll see. Oh soon you’ll see..

I wrote a song for her, a thousand words for her, I’ll sing my heart for her, I’ll be there for her. Just don’t let her leave. Don’t take her away. I still have a song for her…

Oo-oo.. A song for her..
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I finish the last note and stop. It’s silent as a try to stop my beating heart. Audrey doesn’t speak. I don’t move. We just sit there for a moment.

“Wow. That was.. amazing.. Can we use that song?” Audrey asks. Silence..

“What?”

“I mean. It’s really good! And you wrote this amazing song so I think we would use it. You can record it and I’ll just make the music video.” I nodded.

“I- uh.. Guess we can use it…” Sure. And I guess Audrey didn’t know it was about her so why not? Well as soon as I thought that, she jumps up.

“Great! You record that and send it to me. I’ll get started on that video!”

Then she left. I, of course, just sat there in shock. Did I do something wrong? Why was she in such a hurry to get out of here?
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Over the next couple days, I asked Audrey if I needed to help record anything for the video. Everytime she said no. She said she got it. I asked Noah, our best friend, about it and he just smiled. He said the video was great. So apparently he’s seen it.

Well today we were all going to see it. Audrey sat next to me and smiled. Mrs. Smith took attendance, then asked if there were any volunteers to go first. I sunk lower in my chair, not wanting the entire class to, inevitably, hear my music. Well that wasn’t an option, as Audrey’s hand shot straight in the air, almost dragging her body with it. She got up and pressed play on the video.
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The intro played as the opening credits showed up on screen. “ 'A Song For Her’ written my Y/n L/n. Music video by Audrey Jensen.” Then the lyrics started. It was a video of Audrey and I at the Grindhouse. Then a Snapchat video of us. Us playing with the filters. Pictures I snuck of Audrey when she wasn’t looking, no doubt hacked by Noah. Pictures of me that Audrey must’ve taken without my knowledge. Old pictures, new pictures. Videos. Both of us together, happy. Me playing piano yesterday; I didn’t know Auds was recording that. Then the song ended as a couple words popped on screen.

“Y/n, will you go out with me?”

I looked at Audrey and she had her black, handheld camera out, pointed at me. I looked back at the screen. The words still there, but now next to my face, live. I looked back at the black haired girl.

“Yes”

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New Video: Bebe Cool x Sauti Sol – Mbozi Za Malwa

Legendary Reggae, Dancehall Bebe Cool (Uganda) and MTV Best Group winners Sauti Sol (Kenya) are thrilled to announce the release of their new video titled ‘Mbozi Za Malwa’, Luganda for conversations that usually take place when friends are having a drink at the locals.

The video was shot in Kampala (Uganda) at the Hilton hotel by the renowned music director, Sasha Vybz.

Bebe Cool is truly a legend and working with him has been great a experience. We got to learn a lot from him throughout the entire audio creation process to the video production. We hope that the song will unify Kenyans and Ugandas more than ‘Matoke’ haha.’’ Said Sauti Sol

“Watching Sauti Sol singing their verses in Luganda proves that music truly is a universal language for all mankind that we can use to communicate any message” Bebe Cool added in his statement”

 Watch, share and enjoy “Mbozi Za Malwa”.

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Nostalgia

I was feeling very nostalgic about the old Yogscast minecraft days. And when I was younger, when they still made their minecraft videos, I had a vauge idea. Write a story version of the original series. Because those where the best, when the entire community came around to discus mad theories on how all the series’ fit together. But I never got around to actually writing something like that. So I have decided to finally give it another shot. Feel free to read, or ignore the first teaser thing I have just quickly wrote. Feedback would be nice too. But yeah, going to post on here when I write more, and links to where it is. Hope you enjoy http://archiveofourown.org/works/10895268

Two Prompt Tuesday #20

Prompt: Deep down, you already knew the truth. 
Pairing: Jensen Ackles x Reader
Word Count: 1105
Warnings: None.
Recommended Listening: Easy by Rascal Flatts ft. Natasha Bedingfield
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The Philosophy of Xenoblade

Looking at Nintendo’s catalogue, it’s difficult to find very many games with massive amounts of references to 3rd century religions. Xenoblade Chronicles is one of those rare few.

Most of the previous games in the Xeno series have a few references to the ancient religion of Gnosticism, and Xenoblade is no different. But how deep does it go, beyond borrowing the words “Monad” and “Yaldabaoth?”

Face here! Today, we’re going to do something a little different from the norm. Today we’re going to explore Tetsuya Takahashi’s love affair with Gnostic philosophy that resulted in Nintendo’s latest great JRPG! That’s right, kiddies! Get ready for a history, philosophy, and theology lesson all wrapped up in a nice little video game discussion!

BE AWARE THAT THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE WILL BE NOTHING BUT XENOBLADE SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVEN’T YET BEATEN IT AND CARE ABOUT THE ENDING, TURN BACK NOW.

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Why you should read Umineko No Naku Koro Ni (Please read):
So lately on tumblr It seems that our fandom has been trying to recruit more fans to enjoy the story (more than usual I mean). I have seen quite a few variations of “please read Umineko” and laments that there aren’t more people in the fandom. What I have not seen, however, is anyone offering up any arguments or reasons of as to why you should devote your time and energy to read this story, so I’ve decided to take on the role of story salesman to explain why Umineko is amazing and worth your time. Setting: The story of Umineko primarily takes place on a private island known as Rokenjima in the year 1986.

The Ushiromya family is holding a family conference in which the adult siblings intend to decide how to split up the assets of their dying father. Upon receiving a challenge letter that appears to be from the witch of the forest Beatrice, a gruesome mass murder takes place involving 13 characters being killed in a ritualistic murder game, in which the only way to stop the killings is by solving the mysterious epitaph that is said to reveal the location of 10 tons of gold. However, if the epitaph is not solved, “On the 9th twilight, the witch shall revive and none shall be left alive.“

The Story: The story of Umineko is easily the most complex and beautiful work that I have ever read, this thing is a true piece of art. I honestly think that I will never read a story that will surpass it in depth. If each medium of art were to be represented for it’s form of beauty by one piece, Umineko would be the piece I’d choose for the written medium. I could probably fill up several pages waxing poetic and singing the praises of it, but that would probably just bore you. There is a reason that the paragraph above you is listed as “setting” instead of “story”. You see, the tale repeats itself several times, each with various alterations (such as who dies and in what order) and additions of new information. 2 beings oversee the unfolding of each tale in a place that we fans call “the meta” in which our protagonist Battler argues with the Golden Witch (or perhaps I should call her the concept of the witch) Beatrice, over whether the tale being told is mystery or fantasy, human culprit or non-human culprit.

                       (It’s like an intense sword fight with logic)

 The ultimate goal of the story and the readers is to discover the truth, the underlying truth of all game boards. What truly happened those 2 days, and why? Who is the culprit? Is there a culprit? Why do these deaths occur?  The Layers- One of the greatest things about Umineko is what I think of as the layering of stories in each game (Each story showing what happens on Rokenjima is called a game board by the characters inhabiting the meta).  It is my to my understanding that, not including the neigh endless number of culprit theories one can create per game so long as they can work around the restriction, in each game there are 3 stories being told: The fantasy story shown to us which requires only acceptance.

The main human-culprit story per game board (the angle the mystery side is playing).

(this is not an image involving a Rosa culprit theory, I just can’t find any images for culprit theories) and the truth: that which hides quietly in the shadows of the story which you can only see if you understand everything

(Of course, some fans deny the particular answer the author places in front of us believing it to simply be another of his many, many attempts to mislead, trick, and deceive. I wouldn’t doubt him to be the sort to hide the truth of his own story from his readers honestly). Everything is interwoven ridiculously tightly, and only going back and rereading it have I realized exactly how much doublespeak goes on throughout the novels. There is no doubt in my mind that if you were to read Umineko alongside someone who had already read it before, you would find yourselves reading completely different stories. The Music: The music of Umineko is some of my favorite, it’s what pushed me to finally read the story in the first place, which would eventually cause me to write this very post. There are somewhere around maybe 200 different pieces total plus unofficials and character songs. The music accurately depicts and enhances the mood of each scene splendidly, shaping something unnerving into something truly horrifying. There is so much variety in it, and I would urge you to look up some Umineko bgm on youtube and give it a taste. The Mysteries, A Challenge- One of the funnest (and simultaneously most headache and tear inducing) aspects of the story are the mysteries presented to us to solve.

The confusion and doubt when hit with something you can’t explain, the feeling of wonder when you finally grasp what the correct answer is (and then bewilderment when that possibility is crushed) are feelings that any reader will feel intimately familiar with.The challenges given to us by the author usually come in the form of impossible closed-room murders, which the protagonist (and readers) are charged to explain without magic. Many of the mysteries occur outside of closed rooms however, and often more subtle, less easily placed into words. Still, if you want a challenge, then this story is perfect for you. It is not just something that is meant to be read without thought or pondering, it is a direct challenge issued by our author to his readers. If you do not think, you will not understand, and you will not enjoy nearly as much. The Characters- Umineko is a story with a VERY large character cast. With the 1st game board you start out with 18 human characters, and with each new game the character count increases, usually with a fantasy character (or seven) . Despite the large cast everyone has at least a few scenes where they play in important role, and all of them have a great level of depth to them. Each of them are unique with interesting perspective and opinions, and their own problems. Their character designs are also quite nice.

       (This is just the fantasy side btw, there are still 18 people missing) Have I interested you at all? I hope so. If even one person reads this post and decides to try it out, I will be extremely happy. The only information I have left to give is it’s format, a preview, and some advice. This story comes in three different forms: A visual novel, a manga, and an anime. I will beg of you now: please, do not watch the anime, it is mediocre at best, is missing vital clues, and is mssing the entire second half of the story. You will just be spoiled in the most boring and anticlimactic way possible. Both the visual novel and the manga are great, although I’ll warn you now that the manga adaptation isn’t finished. Now for some friendly advice if you miraculously read this boring looking post about a fandom you probably aren’t in and decided you wanted to join: doubt. You will be neck-deep in illusions, and you do not have a gods-eye view of the situation most stories give, so doubt. If you need help finding the novels (because they are hard to acquire) please ask me and I’ll gladly help you. And if you decide to try out the story because of this post please tell me, it would make me glad to know that my words have been heard by someone. Anyways, this person put the entire first half of the story on their youtube account, so perhaps you could check it out~ https://www.youtube.com/user/Xelebri/videos and here is a sample of the story, also from their account (sorry it’s so long, but the story is really long and it’s best to let the suspense build up)~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYSwF0g-oc4 Good luck :)

               Please give it your best shot

Concert Report - Croke Park, May 23rd

Okay, so, it was an all around amazing experience. I got some videoes I thought were pretty fucking good and some that were meh. Didn’t get all songs because didn’t have any view of the boys, neither screen nor eye, for some of them. Also I wanted to enjoy a few without having to record. MY VIDEOS ARE HERE

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Favourite Asylum 16 moments

- Jared once activated an an emergency alarm and stopped ‘all the trains in Europe’ because he left Gen’s favourite suitcase on a platform. Richard hid several seats away and pretended he didn’t know him.
- Adrianne Palicki wants Jess to be waiting for Sam in heaven if he dies at the end of the show
- Kathryn brought supernatural patterned socks and threw them at her panel audience
- Mark was asked questions purely concerning Benny, for nearly a full panel, without Ty actually appearing
- Jensen makes memes of himself, then sends them to Kathryn and Jared on a group chat, where they respond with gifs from the show.
- Jared was swept into a bridal carry onstage by one attendee
- J2 and Mark love to relentlessly torture Misha because he reacts to absolutely everything. (‘Too much time is spent on Misha’s genitals.’)
- Conventions are Mark Sheppard’s favourite thing in the world
- Emily Swallow (Amara) once jokingly grabbed Ruth Connell’s breasts during a take. Awkwardly, nobody reacted and they had to continue this for the rest of the shot. When queried, the crew responded with ‘we thought you were making a creative decision.’
- Jensen thinks Misha did a great job playing Lucifer (which he ‘only said because he’s not here.’)
- If Matt was to star in a video game, he wants it to be named Shirtless, where he skips topless through fields throwing chocolate from a basket.
- Adrianne received the best question of the weekend: 'If you could shampoo any animal, what would it be?’ (Response: tiger)
- Jensen’s favourite dinosaur is a gigantosaurus
- The entire cast managed to drag Trump in some way in almost every panel
- Matt gave an attendee a lap dance for her birthday, onstage, while Richard provided the soundtrack
- Gracie is the true hero of hall 1

Au Revoir, YouTube

If you’ve been watching my last couple of videos on YouTube, you might have guessed that this was coming. Then again, maybe you haven’t and I’m springing this on you like a surprise party - except in this case we’re the only guests, the punch is that really lame non-alcoholic kind, and it’s a farewell instead of a birthday.
Yes, over the last few weeks I’ve been inching closer and closer to a decision to stop making YouTube videos… For now. And considering how much YouTube and (more importantly) you guys have meant to me and what you’ve done for me, I knew I owed you a proper explanation:

I’ve recently started training in the career area of my dreams. I adore being creative and singing and acting and yes, even dancing, and I now get to do it every day, which still brings on the tears and warm fuzzies of happiness when I think about it. Unfortunately though, it’s changed my life in some unexpected ways:

There are things I do now that I’m literally not allowed to vlog - I’m not free to bring you along day-to-day, a restriction I was never expecting. I’m so busy that I’m barely holding together my real-world social life, let alone my virtual one. And I’m having to think about myself in an entirely new light - as a product. I know it’s nigh on impossible that I’ll achieve the dreams I have and get the roles I hope to one day play, but if I want to have a good shot, I have to make sure I’m bringing the best version of myself to the table. And the problem with YouTube videos is they’re only a snapshot of who I am. Of course, for you guys who’ve been watching me from the beginning, those snapshots have built up to form a complete picture, and I feel like you truly have seen me for me, and have accepted me for it. But for someone outside our little YouTube world, who has perhaps done an internet search to see what they can find about me and stumbles across an isolated video, I’ve been given advice that suggests that an isolated video can be what they form their judgement of me off. Which means that making or having videos of me before I believe I’m ready to be judged is going to, well, have an effect. 

After watching my old videos, I’ve had to face up to the fact that I’m no Carrie Hope Fletcher - I didn’t start making videos with my voice and skills and general self presentation already at a near-professional level, and I’m sure as hell still a long way off. I’m also not at the stage where YouTube is a job for me, so I don’t have that monetary element driving me to continue in the face of all this. Maybe things would be different if YouTube was paying me to make videos, but I’ve always made sure to not make YouTube videos for the potential crazy-internet-fame, or for money. I made them for me - and I wish I could say “make”, but the truth is, I’m not anymore. I’m making them for you guys - and because I care so much about you and am so grateful for everything you’ve given me, I didn’t want to acknowledge it.

So all of those reasons make this a situation that generally sucks, and I wish they weren’t so, and I wish I didn’t care… But what I really wish and hope for is your understanding. Regardless of me feeling that this decision is right, I wouldn’t take back a single video I’ve made for the entire world, because they’ve given me some of the craziest experiences I’ve ever had. I got to wake up to thousands of reblogs on my Dave Green video, and grasp the reality that Hank and John Green have seen me dressed up as them, rapping my little heart out. I got to hang out with all of you at the Hannah and Mamrie Hart gathering. I got to run around like a mad thing in a Gryffindor scarf, almost lighting my hair on fire and locking myself out of my house twice in the process of filming. I got to read a message from Ashley Clements saying how much she liked my Hey There Mr. Darcy song. I got to watch charlieissocoollike praise my P4A video. But most amazingly, I got to make videos that lead me closer to all of you. You guys are what gave me the faith and strength to believe I could actually make it as an entertainer. Your praise and criticism helped me grow as a person. Your support and friendship made me feel more worthy of love than I ever have. I love you all, honestly. If I ever make it, you guys will be the people I thank - after I thank my family and the cat I hope to inevitably have by then, of course.

It’s also what’s prompted me to slightly change my decision of privatising my videos, because your comments have made me realise that those videos are a piece of me I gave to you guys, and I shouldn’t take that back. You’ve all journeyed with me through this stage in my life, and I’m not going to throw the diary away just because I think it’s time to stop writing. So what I plan to do is make all my videos unlisted, and provide the links for every single one of them at the end of this post (that’s right, even the one where I’m wearing the fake paper beard). That way, if you still want to watch them - ANY of them - you can. Having them here on this post means only those of you who actually care will end up seeing them (at least, that’s the plan - do tell me if any of the links aren’t working, and I’ll re-do them). And if you don’t want to watch them ever again or don’t care, that’s fine too. I’m not your mum. OR AM I? (I’m not). 

Plus, if I want to make a video in the future that I want you guys to see but don’t want to publish publicly, I’ll make it unlisted and post the link either here or on my twitter, so I know the ones who want to see it will. Either way, I didn’t feel like it was right to take them all away and pretend they never happened (even if I am embarrassed by some of them), because the meaning and sentiment behind them is genuine and real and something I’ll always cherish.

And as the title of this post suggests, this is an au revoir, not a goodbye. I hope to return to YouTube one day, when I think I’m ready. Maybe that will be in a month, maybe a year, maybe three, who knows. I’m definitely not expecting you all to wait around while I figure it out. But I’m by no means departing social media - you can still follow me on twitter, ask me questions on Tumblr, chat to me on Facebook, yell at me in the street - or maybe just a nice hug will suffice.

I’ve got a (fingers crossed) amazing journey ahead of me that I definitely want to share with you all - I’m just doing what I think needs to be done to ensure that journey leads where I want it to.

But there’s one thing I know for absolute certain - I wouldn’t have even started this journey if not for you guys. And so, from the deepest, sappiest, mushiest bottom of my heart, I say thank you. My goodness, thank you. Thank you to all of you: my subscribers, my comrades… My friends.

xxxxxx


Linkaroos:

Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YXK9QqH-QQ

Hey There Mr. Darcy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8COCJtYVnM

Promises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25U9ceQhgu8

Homesick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u42NuTrl_B4

A Santa Theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZf66ghZSGI

Something That I Know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGjF8j3VtQQ

Hogwarts Letter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvdOgS0pArg

The YouTube Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ6vLkyi7qw

Changes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu8ZubDdsfg

Everything-Free Chocolate Mug Cake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1AHNwAISXs

Hogwarts Letter - The Outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ToTDzcPr9s

Addicted To YouTube?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfT6auPtmro

Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yp5PzNN_1A

The Move (Part One): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8sAHIbGT6M

Lizzie Bennet DVD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEdn4_zM9tg

Mug Me - Not Apple-alling Apple Crumble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hSjR-eLURM

15 Fails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=risKv49QTXE

Customers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJaK4NF31Sc

My Mockingjay Rant/Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm5gtcZb9l8

Space and Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlV84CsTLS0

Radioactive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfepXtFrU8s

The Little Mermaid Is An Idiot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bkL4I2m6YQ

More Me #TMI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MTO7TDfkUI

Third Wheeling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM7Lm0WHxVY

How NOT To First Aid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1v6njY31dc

Getting To The Hart Of YouTube Gatherings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnAHf6jlDqc

Stupid Christmas Carols: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbx1W9ENVw4

Project4Awesome 2013 - A Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTZ2SAtZYYQ

Boxing Day Sales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO08_JcyoqY

A Doctor Who Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhPCbe2ErRw

YouTube Impressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHEDlQqkEQo

Hands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZucyg8RzMU

It’s Not Easy To Be Dave Green: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycemd6IYlNo

The Alphabet Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s4yqbkhDaA

REAL Midnight Memories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arcAt3Kf5t8

THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMcUb0twDUU

Chasing Peter Davison In A TARDIS Onesie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEvJ47Y6bts

Why Can’t I Be British?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnjywO9zVT8

“Let It Go” Is EVIL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YN4etg8wvY

Consent For Going To Maccas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ogWje9PT0

A Space Flight Into Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M75IXL-rj1w

The Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftwXFQYyq20

What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Cats): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU_XB1EiZW0

Adulthood and Dreamworld: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfFiEbIChfE

Disney Cups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiSng6D-KIs

Do You Want To Sing A Duet?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNnvXUw9Xxo

Epic Rap Battle - Hank Green vs. John Green: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk0GvWQUoQg

The Video Makes Me Squee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqSMRn-07SE

To Infinity and Beyond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjJgiXhS1ls

Silent Review - The Fault In Our Stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHIbeks5wU

Gone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5aNA3pVGUs

A Little Bit Of Awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfkAcjS05lY

LOOK AT MA FACE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_xG7TDvsX0

Happy Little Krill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd6QUjFYVsk

Something Happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hQ-gN094gI

Dear Sam Pepper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR75RlABHE8

I Can Rap?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx4tmc0NJDw

People Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z9gVNHR-3g

EXCITING NEWS!!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsZIusOrc5w

Shake It Off - Dance Cover!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeVZSTUBywU

This Beat Is Sick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlWNWrHM_Iw

Things That Make Me Angry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhEoPtWJo_Y

Unmotivated - The Next Level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IPs8JY9Buk

Project For Awesome 2014 - World Literacy Foundation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCvj6nnNooY

The Australian Christmas Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw9S-RBA3Fc

ELEPHANTS (New Year’s Goals): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KHplld9b14

Into The PENGWINGS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dWmJXZU2dk

What The French?!?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HFbbZ89Cs0

Lean On Me - Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aplC7n2rik

A Pathological People Pleaser’s Guide to Poisonous People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFzB1_yJtgo

Story Time - Bert and Ernie’s Magical Mix-Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQKbTitdhq4

All For Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52qoxggj46g

Make You Feel My Love - Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW4Ceafp46g

Q&A With Brown Bear Barney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LX548hqtnM

Cookies and Feminism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OBz4yaUW1I

The Hanging Tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTjQhzfijPk

A New Diary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg_gS77Jlgs

Videos of Future Past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFung_zUsHQ

See You Later: http://youtu.be/f4oDIsQh7p0

rollingstone#KatyPerry has always been one of my favorite singers to photograph. She’s always great to work with, and always let’s me shoot anything I want – on or off stage. This was taken during the filming of the music video for “Wide Awake” in 2012. The shoot lasted 3 days – which is long by today’s music video standards. When I have the opportunity to work on music video sets, I find the best photos to be taken are when the crew isn’t filming. Quick portraits on-set, or behind the scenes moments off-set. On this particular video, I shot Katy in every outfit, and on every set they used – which was several over the course of 3 days. When the crew broke for lunch and I had the set to myself, Katy gave me a few minutes to take this quick portrait. It turned out to be my favorite photo from the entire shoot.” As told to @RollingStone by photographer by @ShearerPhoto