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My last presentation is due in 24h and then I can return. Send good vibes into the universe for me. I have slept so little I need to make sure I don’t die, haha! 

I cannot WAIT to come back for Fitzsimmons and Rebelcaptain. I’m experiencing serious withdrawal.

Anyway, I’m so closeeeeee

Originally posted by blisteredblue

anonymous asked:

How was EXO last night?

HA. My dude, it was a complete and utter shit-show. I don’t blame EXO for any of it but last night was an utter disaster and I regret even going. It was a waste of time and money. It was the 17th concert I’ve been to and the only time I’ve ever felt concert remorse. I truly wish I’d stayed home.

So, the first huge fucking disaster was the fault of the Prudential Center. The doors were supposed to open at 6:30 for a 7:30 show. After driving 30 minutes then taking an hour train ride, my friend and I arrived at 6, not realizing this. But, hey, whatever, that’s fine, we’re patient. (At BTS last month, the doors opened earlier so you had time to walk around and shit, so that was my plan this time around.) It was only 30 minutes so we didn’t mind waiting. Mind you, by this point, there was a line wrapped around both sides of the building. Now, I should mention, it was POURING rain. The wind was insane. People’s umbrellas were breaking, people were shivering, you could see your breath when you spoke. No one was dressed for this because no one expected to be outside for so long. Girls were in costume, in dresses, in tiny shorts and flip-flops.

The doors, inexplicably, did not open at 6:30. The rain picked up, it started thundering. People were soaked through. It took another 90+ minutes for the doors to open. 90 MINUTES, taking us past the 7:30 start time. By the time we got inside, I couldn’t stop shaking. My jacket, shirt and jeans were absolutely soaked through to my skin. My toes were numb, my Converse literally water-logged. (My shoes and jackets still haven’t dried and this was, what, 20 hours ago?)

So we get inside. There is one merch table. One. I was worried about this, since BTS had the same setup. (Last year, EXO offered a pre-order so you could order online and pick up the day of the show but, no such luck here.) I really wanted merch this time around, took cash out just for this purpose. But we literally had no idea when the show would start so we just ran (as best we could with numb feet and dripping clothes) to our seats. The show started roughly 10 minutes after we got inside. The stadium was probably only 60% full at this point. Nobody had had time to get inside yet. When the lights went down, I distinctly remembering turning to my friends, pointing to a huge section of empty seats and saying, “Prudential really fucked up with this one.”

Now, onto the show itself. Bear in mind, I’m still soaking wet and shaking from the cold and can’t feel my fingers enough to take photos or videos, but EXO comes out after this really bizarre (but still kinda cool) intro sequence. They play Mama, Monster, Wolf, some other big, high-energy songs. And it’s… okay at best. They seemed half out of it, listless. I noticed right away with Mama that the choreography seemed off (it’s one of my favorite performances of their’s because of the strong dancing), slow, not quite in-sync. 

They didn’t really bother trying to speak English at all. BY NO MEANS DO I FEEL THAT K-POP STARS ARE REQUIRED TO SPEAK ENGLISH. But BTS did their entire show in English with no translator. At EXO last year, Suho spoke English the whole show and the other boys made really cute attempts. That’s what makes K-Pop artists visiting North America so special – the way they try to communicate with you and make you feel like you’re part of this. But last night’s translator sucked, there was a lot of, “Um…uh…” and awkward pauses. 

The set-list was… weird? They did a lot of half-songs, like the first verse and chorus before moving onto another song really quickly. They also sang some random songs I wasn’t expecting while skipping others that are normally huge for them. Tender Love? Girl X Friend? 365? But no Unfair, no Sing For You, no For Life, no Peter Pan, no Lotto? I guess they’ve completely fired the Christmas block which sucks since two of my all-time favorite songs are part of that set.

One of the “ments” was so awkward, man. Four members spoke while the other four got changed and then they switched. By now, they were solely using the translator, Suho having abandoned trying to speak English, and it was like she just… didn’t translate huge chunks of what they were saying. So the boys would speak in Korean and there’d be a pause and then they’d just keep talking and no one would know whether to laugh or awww or what because this is New Jersey and most of us don’t speak Korean.

And the ment itself was just incredibly awkward, like they didn’t know what to say or hadn’t planned it. They just started recapping menial things they’d done in New York City the day before. At one point, Kai literally just said, “I bought shoes…” and then there was a pause where he seemed to be at a loss for words.

Overall, they seemed listless. (Again, I don’t blame EXO for this at all. Of course, I’m disappointed but they’re still one of my favorite bands so I’m not trying to sit here and vilify them or anything. I hope it doesn’t seem like an anti-EXO rant when really this is an anti-experience rant.)

My friend and I left the show during Drop That because we needed to catch our train. (Because the show started so late, it ended late, too, and fucked up our schedule and we needed to get home.) The kicker was that we STILL missed our train and had to wait an extra hour for the next one!

So, the moral of the story is that last night was a total fucking bust. I don’t blame EXO but I am so disappointed that I can feel it in my chest and bones today. I was so excited for this show. I love EXO. My friend and I wore matching outfits that we were really proud of, we got there early to buy merch and experience as much as possible. In the end, we left with no merchandise, wet clothes, shaking hands and a very bad taste in our mouths. I’ve been to the Prudential Center probably a dozen times for concerts and hockey games – including EXO’luxion last year and BTS a month ago – but I’ll never go back. Leaving thousands of paying customers in the freezing rain for nearly two hours with no explanation or apology? That’s just a bit too far in my book.

I know a lot of people were unable to get tickets or unable to travel to this event and will probably read this and think that I should be grateful that I got to see them but I assure you, as a huge fan of K-Pop and as someone who has a lot of experiences with concerts and this particular venue, last night was a huge disappointment and I wish I hadn’t gone. In the immediate future, I’m going to associate EXO with this horrible experience and I don’t want that. I know it wasn’t their fault, and that they’d never treat their fans like that, but it’s hard not to feel such a profound disappointment for an event into which I’d put so much time, effort, energy and money.

I wish I had better things to say, but I’m still really sad about it.

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Everyone’s congratulating PBG for his upset outburst towards Jontron, but nobody’s congratulating him for apologizing for it after and showing political disagreements shouldn’t be what destroys friendships.
I have a lot more respect for him because of this and he deserves more credit for it imo.

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Let’s just say he had some help.

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flinthamilton otp tags
( updated version of x )

Looking for a sugar daddy who pays me in orbs

Okay but can we briefly discuss how in complete awe Lexa was of Clarke? Here’s a girl who’s gone through so much and done so much for her people and here comes this girl who literally fell out of the sky. Who kills hundreds of her warriors and dares to sass thr great commander and she literally looks at her like she puts the stars in the sky. I don’t know what upsets me more how much Lexa loved and appreciated Clarke or that Clarke doesn’t have that kind of pure love and total support anymore.

*Me and my future kids talking*

Kids: Mommy, who was president from 2016-2020?

Me: I don’t remember kids, but let me give you a rundown on what happened at the 2017 Oscars-it was WILD