chinese dragons are the best dragons

Chinese dragons are part of the harmonious forces yin and yang, which play a large part in Chinese philosophy. Dragons are classified as yang, and considered bright, masculine, and solar. The Fenghuang, a mythological bird of East Asia that reigns over all other birds, is yin, which is dark, feminine, and lunar. At Chinese weddings, these two creatures appear together as symbols of harmony.

Bumblebee Week day 1: Yin and Yang (for @bmblbweek!)

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Duanwu Festival 端午节 | Dragon boat races 赛龙舟

 Duanwu Festival: 5th day of the 5th lunar month
  Qu Yuan屈原
  The Dragon Boat Festival, also called the Duanwu Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese calendar. For thousands of years, the festival has been marked by eating zong zi (glutinous rice(糯米)wrapped to form a pyramid using bamboo or reed leaves) and racing dragon boats.
  The festival is best known for its dragon-boat races, especially in the southern provinces where there are many rivers and lakes. This regatta(赛舟会)commemorates the death of Qu Yuan , an honest minister who is said to have committed suicide by drowning himself in a river.
  Qu was a minister of the State of Chu situated in present-day Hunan and Hubei provinces, during the Warring States Period (475-221BC)(战国时期). He was upright, loyal and highly esteemed for his wise counsel that brought peace and prosperity to the state. However, when a dishonest and corrupt prince vilified Qu, he was disgraced and dismissed from office. Realizing that the country was now in the hands of evil and corrupt officials, Qu grabbed a large stone and leapt into the Miluo River (汨罗江) on the fifth day of the fifth month. Nearby fishermen rushed over to try and save him but were unable to even recover his body. Thereafter, the state declined and was eventually conquered by the State of Qin.
  Zongzi粽子
  The people of Chu who mourned the death of Qu threw rice into the river to feed his ghost every year on the fifth day of the fifth month. But one year, the spirit of Qu appeared and told the mourners that a huge reptile(爬行动物)in the river had stolen the rice. The spirit then advised them to wrap the rice in silk and bind it with five different-colored threads before tossing it into the river.
  During the Duanwu Festival, a glutinous rice pudding called zong zi is eaten to symbolize the rice offerings to Qu. Ingredients such as beans, lotus seeds(莲子), chestnuts(栗子), pork fat and the golden yolk of a salted duck egg are often added to the glutinous rice. The pudding is then wrapped with bamboo leaves, bound with a kind of raffia and boiled in salt water for hours.
  The dragon-boat races赛龙舟
  The dragon-boat races symbolize the many attempts to rescue and recover Qu’s body. A typical dragon boat ranges from 50-100 feet in length, with a beam of about 5.5 feet, accommodating two paddlers seated side by side.
  A wooden dragon head is attached at the bow, and a dragon tail at the stern(船尾). A banner hoisted on a pole is also fastened at the stern and the hull is decorated with red, green and blue scales edged in gold. In the center of the boat is a canopied shrine behind which the drummers, gong(铜锣)beaters and cymbal(铙钹)players are seated to set the pace for the paddlers. There are also men positioned at the bow to set off firecrackers, toss rice into the water and pretend to be looking for Qu. All of the noise and pageantry creates an atmosphere of gaiety and excitement for the participants and spectators alike. The races are held among different clans, villages and organizations, and the winners are awarded medals, banners, jugs of wine and festive meals.

The men of figure skating: heading into the 2017-2018 season

Once upon a time, in a frosty February day in 2010, Evgeni Plushenko was standing unimpressed on the second step of the podium. He had come to win his second consecutive Olympic gold and become the first figure skater to do so since Dick Button. But as he was standing on the second step of the podium, an orange bro whose name was Evan came and sh00k his hand and climbed on the highest step. Little did the orange bro know that his stunt at that competition (not attempting any quads at all due to a stress fracture sustained in the previous season) would give birth to what we call today the quad generation. Evgeni would have probably sold his soul to Putin the devil just so he could finally play with the kids he’s been looking for all his life. So here we are in the eve of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, the top 6 men can execute at least two different types of quads and Yuzuru Hanyu will probably never retire unless he lands the 4A in competition, the only quad (4 and a half revolutions) that has never been landed before and will probably never continue to be landed on a regular basis due to the difficulty and increased injury risk. Unlike the ladies field, the men have the “big 6″ who are very likely to lock the first 6 positions at the Olympics and then there’s the rest. I will focus on these 6 skaters under the cut and make a list of other skaters to look out for because ice is slippery and you never know. 

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Plots of winter anime 2017:

KonoSuba 2:

Originally posted by nervousnutsandwich

Second season of sarcastic human trash-bag getting stuck in RPG-world while baby-sitting narcissistic, exhibitionistic (self-proclaimed?) water-goddess who attracts trouble in all kinds of forms, an eccentric pyromaniac with a one word catch-phrase and a noblewoman turned masochistic crusader.


Gintama.:

Originally posted by toushi

4th or possibly 8th season of silverhaired, dead-eyed samurai with sugar addiction who starts an odd-jobs and hires a pair of glasses and a Chinese red-head from outer space…


ACCA-13:

Originally posted by mangastream

Bread-loving and chain-smoking blonde is somehow involved in a political plot while also being stalked by his photographer best friend who loves chocolate and is most probably in love with him.


Dragon Maid:

Originally posted by mangastream

Laid back chick makes drunken promise and is visited by magical dragon/cute maid. They become soul-mates and adopt fluffy dragon who’s also an adorable, bug-eating little girl who tried to f*** her classmate once… There’s also this other dragon/demon with heterochromiadic eyes and gag boobs who sexually harasses a 9 year old boy… and another dragon/demon/butler turned otaku who moves in with a human otaku and they live happily ever after. The end.


All out!!!:

Originally posted by cutefujoshiyaoi

Tiny dude gets roped into playing rugby with a bunch of 35-year old-looking actually 16-18 year olds while befriending a huge, blond meek kid.


Youjo Senki:

Originally posted by gurikajis

Modern day asshole gets pushed in front of train by dude who hates him, has an argument with a religious entity, and is reborn as a magical girl in not-Europe during not-WW2.


Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu 2:

Originally posted by yuseols

Second season of story stand-up-comedy - while sitting and not always making you laugh!


Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga:

Originally posted by vongrell

Not really second season but more of a retelling of the last half of the first season but it’s still 15-year old child of satan trying to kill satan with the help of his megane younger twin brother who’s also his teacher/baby-sitter, their mutual love-interest who’s an air-head and loves flowers, those three guys from Kyoto and fox tamer/tiny eyebrows tsundere-girl.


Interview with Monster Girls:

Originally posted by melanchoribbon

Bulky dude who’s apparently a biology teacher conducts interviews with super-natural beings, who exists but are really rare, but still no one seems to give them a second glance.


Sengoku Choujuu Giga:

Originally posted by batokusanagi

Historical Japanese figures portrayed as various animals in stories based on most probably not historical facts.


Tales of Zesitira the x 2:

Originally posted by fabelyn

Second season of visually interesting but otherwise boring anime about dude and his life partner going out to fight the evil of the world which is conveniently manifested in the form of dragons, dementors and bronze-colored smoke. They’re helped by a sassy kid with an umbrella, exposition fire-lady, pacifistic princess in tiny shorts and red head with more personality than everyone combined.


3-gatsu no lion:

Originally posted by jyoshikausei

17-year-old professional shogi player and his wacky adventures feat. emotionally supportive infant, shogi-players, the best teacher ever and a mean evil stepsister.


Gundam IBO 2:

Originally posted by jokers52re

Second season of characters dying and ships sinking.


Little witch academia:

Originally posted by velo

Trouble-making muggle girl with no chill and a celebrity crush enrolls in school for witches where she befriends a Twilight-fan and mushroom addict.

Unlike many other dragons found through out the world the Chinese Long and the Japanese Ryu are benevolent yet powerful celestial beings. Protectorates, bringers of rain and good fortune their effigies are regularly seen in Buddhist, Shinto and Daoist structures.
They are just all around the best of the dragon world in my opinion.

the dragon emojis of emojipedia, ranked

samsung: this dragon is my best friend. will protect her with my life. just trying to share the magic orb. cute whiskers, cute horns, cute tail. i love her


emoji one: simple design, excellent execution. complete with adorable tongue and beard. a magnificent beast.

facebook: fierce, majestic flying serpent. a poufy tail, a lovely orange mane, long, flowing whiskers. this girl could fly away with my heart, and also a chinese river. 

microsoft: lovely orange fans. he’s still growing and learning, but he’ll get there. steps on his own tail sometimes. doing his best.

emojidex: old dragon but good dragon. fur instead of scales gives points for uniqueness, as do the interesting horns, but our old guy seems to be in an uncomfortable position.

messenger: this dragon enjoys reading about history. seems to be missing her back feet. also could do with some core excersizes, as her head seems to be a tad big for her body. she has many passions, and gets easily distracted.

apple: while the design is there, the actual execution seems to have gone a bit off. tail is too twisted to be comfy, and the modeling is pretty badly done. greedy for the orb; loses points for unwillingness to share.

mozilla: this dragon is very confused, but she’s at least trying to share the orb. two arms on one side?

HTC: only dragon on the list with wings, however, this dragon is not only blind but seems to have a dysfunctional single foot and a stub tail. and a leaf for an ear.

twitter: designer seems to have a vague understanding of how hands work. the poor dragon’s head is far too big for his body.

LG: seems in theory a good design, but in reality, this dragon is fucking ugly.

google: basic misunderstanding of limbs and linework. an revolting mess.

fun facts

- Katsuki Yuuri (勝生 勇利) would be read as Shèng Shēng Yǒng Lì in Chinese.

- If Yūri on Ice took place in 2016, and if Yuuri was born in 1992, then his zodiac sign would be the monkey. His element would be water. His season would be autumn. His lucky colors are white, gold and blue.

- Victor Nikiforov would be born in 1988 and his zodiac would be the dragon. His element would be earth. His season would be spring. His lucky colors are gold, silver and hoar.

- Dragons and monkeys are best compatible with each other.

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EAST ASIAN MYTHOLOGY MEME:

[1/9] CHINESE GODS AND GODDESSES | LONG MU

Long Mu [龍母] or Mother of Dragons was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dragons.

Wen Shi frequently went to the Xi River to fish and wash clothes for her family. On one such errand, she found a large smooth white stone along the banks of the river. She took the beautiful stone home, but later discovered that the stone was actually an egg, from which hatched five baby snakes. Wen Shi’s family was poor, but Wen Shi saved the best food she had for her baby snakes and fed them by hand.

As the snakes grew, they helped Wen Shi catch fish at the Xi River. The snakes were natural swimmers and became very good at catching fish. The snakes eventually matured into five powerful dragons. In Chinese culture, dragons are considered spirits of water, and have the power to control the weather; during a drought, therefore, Wen Shi asked her dragon children to summon the rain for her village. When rain came and ended the drought, the grateful villagers gave Wen Shi the name “Mother of Dragons.”

meowdoglover  asked:

May I please ask how the allies would react to being picked up by a dragon who takes them to her nest and thinks they are her baby?

Ooooh dragons! Who doesn’t love dragons? Well let’s find out! -Admin Jay and Sarah

France: “Uh! Excuse me! I belong on the ground!”
Nope. Nope. Not gonna happen. Francis would not like having his feet off the ground. Also, the wind would ruin his hair, duh. Even when the dragon dropped him in the nest, he wouldn’t be very happy. Does he care that it’s a real life dragon? Nope. He’s not risking it. Not today.

 Canada: “Excuse me?…Where are you taking me?….”
Matthew…Matthew wouldn’t be quick to judge, even if it was a dragon. More confused by why it chose to pick him up, and more importantly, where they were going. As soon as his feet were lifted off the ground he would become slightly nervous, understandably so. Though after they landed in the nest, he’d realize the dragon thought he was one of her babies. He’d politely explain, that he was in fact, Matthew, and not a dragon baby.

Russia: “Huh? I am doing the flying!”
Not phased. If anything, his first question would be how to use a dragon against Alfred. That’s good, right? No one expects the dragon!…Or will he?…Ivan would have a small smile on his face, and once they landed he would pat the dragons head. “Ooh. You are thinking I am baby!” Once he realized why the dragon picked him up, he’d not slowly, but still try to come up with a plan against Alfred.

America: “Sooo…I’m not a baby…but we can still be friends, right?”
Alfred would be caught off guard by the dragon picking him up, but once he landed in the nest with the dragon he would blink before chuckling as he sat down and tried to talk to the dragon. I mean, if Khaleesi can do it, so can he! And he has watched “How to Train Your Dragon” about 400 times. Alfred would really want to be friends with the dragon, and possibly learn how to ride a dragon! How cool would that be?

England: “Pardon me, but I don’t believe I am your offspring…if you lose them though, I can help.”
Arthur is all about the magical side of things (i.e Flying Mint Bunny). If a dragon mistook him as one of its young, you can bet he would be trying to help the dragon find its lost young or just have a new friend to talk to and let the time pass by. Sure, everyone will think he is crazy, but he wouldn’t mind, especially if the dragon is real. One fireball would shut those twats up wouldn’t it?

China: “Oh you think I’m one of you? Ha!”
Yao would be screaming at first as he was lifted off the ground. Though once he lands and figures out what happened, he would start to laugh and smile at the dragon. Dragons are a big part of Chinese culture, so Yao would immediately have a friend. In the end, the dragon would probably be Yao’s best friend.

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Example of Racial Diversity: American Dragon Jake Long

This qualifies as an example of racial diversity by the main cast. Jake Long, played by Dante Basco, is Asian-American (specifically of Chinese descent), with best friends Trixie Carter (African-American) and Arthur ‘Spud’ Spuddinski, White. It also showcases a biracial relationship (Jake and Rose, who was White), and while it might be most remembered for the animation shift during the middle of the show, it was widely received for the two seasons it was on air, and is currently in reruns on Disney XD.

EXO - Subbed Video Index (140416 - present)

Compilation of EXO’s subbed video material.

To be continually updated

EXO (K+M)

  • 140417 Mnet Wide Entertainmnet News: Discovering idol lines - [1]
  • 140508 Mnet M! Countdown - Overdose MV BTS - [1]
  • 140509 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.2, preview - [1]
  • 140509 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.1, Showcase BTS - [1]
  • 140509 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.1 - [1]
  • 140512 Nature Republic making film - [1]
  • 140510 KBS Entertainment Relay - [1]
  • 140512 Mnet Wide Entertainment News - [1]
  • 140514 MBC Show Champion, winning 1st place - [1]
  • 140515 Mnet M! Countdown, winning 1st place - [1]
  • 140517 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.2 - [1]
  • 140518 SBS Inkigayo - [1]
  • 140521 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.3, preview - [1]
  • 140523 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.3 - [1]
  • 140525 TV Daily news report: EXO from Exoplanet #1 - The Lost Planet in Seoul press conference - [1]
  • 140525 EXO from Exoplanet #1 - The Lost Planet in Seoul press conference - [1]
  • 140528 SBS Electoral Broadcast, participation encouragement video for South Korea’s June 4th local elections - [1]
  • 140528 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.3, ‘fighting’ - [1]
  • 140529 Line Stickers Special Message - [1]
  • 140529 Line Sticker Special Message, Suho Day - [1]
  • 140530 Line Stickers Special Message - Baekhyun Day - [1]
  • 140531 Line Stickers Special Message - Chen Day - [1]
  • 140601 Line Stickers Special Message - D.O Day - [1]
  • 140602 Line Stickers Special Message - Luhan Day - [1]
  • 140602 Mnet Wide Entertainment News: EXO file - [1]
  • 140603 Line Stickers Special Message - Kai Day - [1]
  • 140604 Line Stickers Special Message - Lay Day - [1]
  • 140605 Line Stickers Special Message - Sehun Day - [1]
  • 140606 D.O, Chen - Samsung Ringtone Messages - [1]
  • 140608 SBS Inkigayo - [1]
  • 140610 SBS MTV The Show - [1]
  • 140616 Mnet Wide Entertainment News: EXO file - [1]
  • 140615 SBS Roommate Ep.7 - [1], - [1]
  • 140616 Mnet Wide Entertainment News: EXO file - [1]
  • 140628 Happy Camp, preview - [1]
  • 140630 Happy Camp, preview - [1]
  • 140701 Kolon Sport Summer T-shirt Edition making film - [1]
  • 140701 Fashion KODE2014 Teaser - [1]
  • 140705 Happy Camp - [1], [2], [3], [3]
  • 140729 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.1, preview - [1]
  • 140808 2014 Nanjing Summer Youth Olympic Games Samsung S5 advertisement - [1]
  • 140811 Mnet Wide Entertainment News: Mnet K-Pop Timeslip ‘EXO 90:2014’ press conference - [1]
  • 140811 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ invitation - [1]
  • 140815 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.1, DNA item cut - [1]
  • 140815 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.1, voice mail cut - [1]
  • 140815 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.1 - [1]
  • 140817 Samsung Galaxy Nanjing Music Festival - VCR - [1]
  • 140819 Baekhyun, Luhan, Chen, Lay - CCTV15 news: Support message for Zhang Liyin’s ‘Agape’ comeback - [1]
  • 140819 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.2, preview - [1]
  • 140821 Kolon Sport special meeting - [1]
  • 140824 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.2 - [1]
  • 140826 Kai, Sehun, Chen, Xiumin - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.3, preview - [1]
  • 140829 Ultimate Group, preview - [1]
  • 140829 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.3 - [1]
  • 140901 Ultimate Group, second preview - [1]
  • 140903 Ivy Club 2014 Autumn line photoshoot making film, interview - [1]
  • 140905 MBC Every1 EXO’s Showtime Ep.1, unseen cut - [1]
  • 140905 Ultimate Group - [1]
  • 140905 Hunan TV Mid-Autumn Festival backstage - [1]
  • 140905 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.4 - [1]
  • 140906 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.5, preview - [1]
  • 140907 Hunan TV Mid-Autumn Festival, preview - [1]
  • 140907 Hunan TV Mid-Autumn Festival interview- [1]
  • 140908 Hunan TV Mid-Autumn Festival - [1]
  • 140909 Hunan TV news report: Mid-Autumn Festival - [1]
  • 140909 MBC Every1 EXO’s Showtime Ep.3, unseen cut - [1]
  • 140910 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.5, preview - [1]
  • 140911 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.5, second preview - [1]
  • 140911 MBC Every1 EXO’s Showtime Ep.5, unseen cut - [1]
  • 140912 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.5 - [1]
  • 140912 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.6, preview - [1]
  • 140915 RCTI news report: EXO from Exoplanet #1 - The Lost Planet in Jakarta - [1], [2]
  • 140917 SBS Midnight’s TV Entertainment: ‘It’s Okay, It’s Love’ final broadcast screening event - [1]
  • 140926MBC Every1 EXO’s Showtime Ep.10, unseen cut - [1]
  • 140929 MBC Every1 EXO’s Showtime Ep.8, unseen cut 3 - [1]
  • 140930 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.7, preview - [1]
  • 141003 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.7, MV hint 1 - [1]
  • 141003 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.7 - [1]
  • 141008 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.8, preview - [1]
  • 141010 Baekhyun, Luhan - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.8, MV Hint 1 - [1]
  • 141010 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.8, MV Hint 2 - [1]
  • 141010 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.8 - [1]
  • 141010 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip EXO 90:2014 Ep.9, preview - [1]
  • 141015 Nature Republic advertisement - [1], [2]
  • 141017 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip EXO 90:2014 Ep.9 - [1]
  • 141018 Aima Bikes message - [1]
  • 141018 Happy Camp unaired cuts special, preview - [1]
  • 141020 Lotte Pepero commercial, making version - [1]

EXO-K

  • 140430 Kai - SBS Midnight TV Entertainment, BoA mention cut - [1]
  • 140501 Suho - 26th Korean PD Awards - Receiving ‘Performer award’ on behalf of EXO - [1]
  • 140502 Chanyeol - SBS Morning Wide: SBS Roomate - [1]
  • 140504 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.1, revealing EXO’s dorm - [1], [1]
  • 140504 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.1, full cut - [1], [2]
  • 140508 Mnet M! Countdown, rehearsal - [1]
  • 140508 Mnet M! Countdown, full cut - [1]
  • 140509 D.O - Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO, 4nd preview - [1]
  • 140516 D.O, Baekhyun - Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.2, self-filming cut - [1]
  • 140516 D.O, Suho - Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.2, self-filming cut - [1]
  • 140516 Kai, Sehun, Suho - Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.2, cut - [1]
  • 140516 D.O - Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.2, cut - [1]
  • 140516 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.3, preview - [1]
  • 140517 MBC Show Champion Backstage - [1]
  • 140517 MBC Show! Music Core, winning 1st place - [1]
  • 140518 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.3 - [1]
  • 140520 SBS MTV The Show, member’s distinguishing features - [1]
  • 140521 Baekhyun - Musical ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ trailer - [1]
  • 140522 Mnet M! Countdown, 1st place nomination - [1]
  • 140525 D.O - EXO from Exoplanet #1 - The Lost Planet in Seoul, ending ment - [1]
  • 140527 Baekhyun - Musical ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, cast interview - [1]
  • 140530 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.4, preview - [1]
  • 140530 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.4, Sehun’s hot moment - [1]
  • 140530 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.4, D.O’s black fashion - [1]
  • 140530 Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.4 - [1]
  • 140606 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate: A special gift from EXO’s Chanyeol for overseas fans - [1]
  • 140606 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.6, preview - [1]
  • 140615 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.7, cut - [1]
  • 140610 SBS MTV The Show - [1]
  • 140622 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.8, cut - [1]
  • 140701 Hong Kong Dome Festival - [1]
  • 140717 SBS Roommate Ep.12, preview - [1]
  • 140715 D.O - SSTV News: It’s Okay, It’s Love’ press conference - [1]
  • 140717 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ character introduction - [1]
  • 140710 Nature Republic, Nose Pack version - [1]
  • 140711 Nature Republic advertisement, Chanyeol version - [1]
  • 140720 Baekhyun, Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.13, preview - [1]
  • 140723 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.1, full cut - [1]
  • 140723 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.1 - [1]
  • 140724 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.2 - [1]
  • 140727 Baekhyun, Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.13, cut - [1]
  • 140731 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.3 - [1]
  • 140731 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.4 - [1]
  • 140801 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.4, making of 1- [1]
  • 140806 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.4, making of 2 - [1]
  • 140806 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.5 - [1]
  • 140807 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.6 - [1]
  • 140808 Kai - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ invitation - [1]
  • 140817 Kai, Sehun - SBS Running Man Ep. 209 - [1]
  • 140818 Chanyeol - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ - H.O.T. ‘Hope’ MV remake - [1]
  • 140818 Chanyeol - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ - H.O.T. ‘Hope’ MV remake BTS - [1]
  • 140819 Kai - SBS-R Power FM Kim Chang Ryul’s Old School Radio, Taemin mention cut - [1]
  • 140821 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.10 - [1]
  • 140821 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.10 - [1]
  • 140821 Suho - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - [1]
  • 140822 Sehun - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - [1]
  • 140826 Kai - Mnet 4 Things Show - [1]
  • 140828 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.11, full cut - [1]
  • 140828 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.11 - [1]
  • 140829 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.12 - [1]
  • 140831 Baekhyun, Suho - SBS Inkigayo, MC cut - [1]
  • 140901 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.18 - [1]
  • 140901 Sehun - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip EXO 90:2014 - S.E.S ‘Yo!’ MV remake BTS - [1]
  • 140903 Chanyeol, Suho - Tudou Music News report: Media Asia and SM Entertainment strategic cooperation press conference - [1]
  • 140905 D.O - It’s Okay, It’s Love’ Ep.14 - [1]
  • 140907 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.19 - [1]
  • 140909 D.O - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ invitation - [1]
  • 140910 Chanyeol - SBS Roommate Ep.19, unseen cut 1 - [1]
  • 140918 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.6, preview - [1]
  • 140919 D.O - Mnet Super Idol Ranking Chart Show, conduct king - [1]
  • 140926 D.O - ‘Cart’ main trailer - [1]
  • 140926 Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ Ep.6 - [1]
  • 140930 D.O - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ invitation - [1]
  • 140930 D.O - ‘Cart’ press conference - [1]
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  • 141003 Chanyeol - Mnet Super Idol Ranking Chart Show, special illness - [1]
  • 141006 D.O - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip EXO 90:2014 - SES 'I’m Your Girl’ MV remake - [1]
  • 141006 D.O - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip EXO 90:2014 - S.E.S ‘I’m Your Girl’ MV remake BTS - [1]
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  • 140425 Best of Best in Nanjing - [1]
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  • 140505~06 Meilishuo Labour Day greetings and endorsement preview video - [1]
  • 140509 iQiyi Love Entertainment interview - [1]
  • 140510 CCTV Global Chinese Music Standings, interview- [1], [2]
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  • 140516 Lay - Mnet Hottest Moment XOXO EXO Ep.2, cut - [1]
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  • 140621 Lay - Global Chinese Music Standings Special MC, self-composed song cut - [1]
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  • 140704 Trends Health Magazine, July Issue - BTS - [1]
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  • 140804 Luhan - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ invitation - [1]
  • 141005 Chen- Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ invitation - [1]
  • 140806 Lay - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ invitation - [1]
  • 140807 Tao - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip 'EXO 90:2014’ invitation - [1]
  • 140808 Luhan - Dragon TV Entertainment Star World: ‘I Want To Go To Tsinghai’ Charity Event, Han Hong mention - [1]
  • 140813 Lay - JiangsuTV Celebrity Chef has Arrived, preview - [1]
  • 140814 Xiumin, Chen - LG UPlus Box Self Camera - [1]
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  • 140820 Lay - JiangsuTV Celebrity Chef has Arrived Ep.1 - [1]
  • 140821 Tao - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge nomination by Zhoumi - [1]
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  • 140830 Tao - Mnet K-Pop Time Slip EXO 90:2014 Ep.4, preview - [1]
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  • 140906 Xiumin - Chuseok Greeting - [1]
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so with this new trend of making Disney movies into live-action films I think we all know which one should be next

Mulan

with epic ass battle scenes, legitimately confused sexuality Shang, adorable awkward Mulan saving the whole of China, talking sassy little dragon, probably the best costumes in any movie ever, and most importantly 100% CHINESE CAST BECAUSE THERE IS LITERALLY NO WAY OUT OF THIS ONE

(though if they want to keep Eddie Murphy as the voice of said dragon then that is more than acceptable)

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MAGGIE Q [Tori] is an American actress who currently stars on CBS’ new drama thriller series, Stalker alongside Dylan McDermott. Directed by Liz Friedlander and written by Kevin Williamson, Stalker chronicles the story of a pair of detectives who investigate stalkers in Los Angeles.

Maggie came to prominence on CW’s successful action series Nikita, created by Craig Silverstein. For four seasons, Nikita chronicled the story of a rogue assassin (Maggie) who returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.

Last year, Maggie starred in Summit Entertainment’s box office hit Divergent, alongside Shailene Woodley and Theo James. Directed by Neil Burger, Divergent was the first installment of an adventure sci-fi series – based on the books by American novelist Veronica Roth. Divergent is set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that represent different virtues of humanity. Maggie depicts of the role of Tori, Tris’ (Woodley) reluctant mentor. Divergent was released in March 2014. Maggie recently finished filming the second installment, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, directed by Robert Schwentke which will be released on March 20th, 2015.

Maggie completed production on the independent cyber thriller A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island, alongside Minnie Driver, Dianna Agron and Ed Westwick. A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island was written and directed by Aram Rappaport.

Maggie will develop, produce and star in Red Flag, a limited series from Steven Jensen’s Independent Television Group, Mike Medavoy & Benjamin Anderson of Phoenix Pictures (Black Swan), and Fred Fuchs (Transporter). Red Flag is set in the early 1800s and centers on Ching Shih (Maggie Q), a beautiful young Chinese prostitute who becomes one of history’s most powerful pirates and head of the most successful crime syndicate in China.

In 2005, Maggie appeared in J.J. Abrams’ and Paramount Pictures’ Mission Impossible III, alongside Tom Cruise and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Subsequently, she appeared in a string of action films including Twentieth Century Fox’s Live Free or Die Hard with Bruce Willis and Justin Long and Robert Ben Garant’s Balls of Fury, in which she starred alongside Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken and George Lopez.

In addition to starring in action films, Maggie has been seen in a number of comedies and dramas showcasing her versatility across multiple genres. In 2012, she lent her voice as Princess Diana and Wonder Woman in the animated television series Young Justice and in 2011, she starred in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Priest opposite Paul Bettany and Karl Urban. Maggie also appeared in New York, I Love You opposite Ethan Hawke and Summit Entertainment’s Deception with Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor.

Maggie’s additional film credits include House of Harmony, directed by Marco Serafini and a cameo in New Line Cinema’s Rush Hour 2 with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. She also captured Chinese audiences in a number of action films from 2000-2009 including The Warrior and the Wolf, Daniel Lee’s Three Kingdoms: Resurretion of the Dragon and Dragon Squad; Naked Weapon and Gen-X Cops2: Metal Mayhem.

Maggie is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. She is an animal and human rights activist through her support of programs such as PETA, Best Friends, WildAid, Kageno and the Washington D.C. based PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine). She currently resides in LA.

Dilo Decides to Rate the Pokemon Designs from Sun and Moon

ALL POKEMON ARE GOING TO BE JUDGED ON WHAT I FIND AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, THERE IS A CHANCE WHERE YOU WILL DISAGREE WITH ME, DEAL WITH IT.

Rowlet
Our Grass Starter of this generation and is probably what I’m gonna choose is this small, round owlett with a dapper bowtie. Even with those eyes I find this design very appealing overall and I can’t wait to see what it evolves into.
9/10

Litten
The fire starter and what I tend to call Edgy Cat isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just what i think of whenever I see red and black together like this, despite that the colouration is very fitting for a fire type, especially if this one has the possibility of gaining dark as a secondary typing later on. the fact it also seems to have the Alchemical symbol of Sulfur is also a great addition to the design.
7/10

Popplio
The water starter of this generation is sadly my least favorite design (though I can still appreciate it as a cute design) , not to say its my least favorite pokemon design ever, just of this generation, and if it stays at that spot, I think Pokemon Sun and Moon will shape up to be a great generation in designs. I still have hope for Popplio’s evolutions, maybe some badass Water/Ice Walrus Clown?
5/10

Pikipek
When we first say our regional bird we only saw it from the back, I didn’t imagine it would be this cute though. It’s about time we got a woodpecker Pokemon and I think they did a great job on the design, It’s definitely a woodpecker, and definitely a pokemon, it’s doing its job really well.
9/10

Iwanko
Another pokemon we saw the back of before its reveal, I find most interesting that it’s a Rock type without any Normal typing attached onto it, but the design itself is fairly cute, and I can say that i like the design without any issue
7/10

Nekkoara
About time we got a Koala pokemon, and it’s a pretty solid design at that, really touching on the whole koalas really just do a lot of sleeping, I don’t know what else could be said about it though.
7/10

Yungoos
I don’t think the idea of an Invasive pokemon has been touched on before in the Pokemon games, (tell me if it has please!) and I think Yungoos is a good place to start, putting a real life issue to pokemon might help those realize that invasive species is an issue. I definitely think the design of Yungoos fits the concept as well, as a mustelid, which tend to be an invasive species.
8/10

Togedermaru
The region’s electric rodent feels like it’s deviated a bit from the norm like how Emolga of fifth gen did, though this time it’s more of a porcupine kinda deal to me, which I am completely fine with. even though i doubt it, i hope that something more is done with it.
6/10

Hagigishiri
Usually a design like this would put me off a lot, but it feels like a large about of subversion, much like how actual fish are, many seems nice and neat, but many are well adapted to sound like a death machine. and i guess i’m viewing this design as a representation of that. its still down there on the list though.
6/10

Aburi
I think I’ve just found one of my favorite design of this generation, Even though I was hoping that this was just some weird hummingbird (though there is still a chance if this is a bee hummingbird) I still find the design really pleasing and quite charming. really fits the fairy type in my opinion. This is probably my favorite bug type so far.
10/10

Jijiron
I love how this dragon looks, quite fluffy. Despite the possible chineses dragon origins, I get a pretty big nordic vibe from it, sorta looks like the dragon heads at the front of viking longboats. I find nordic things quite pleasing for this dragon fits in that theme for me.
9/10

Grubbin
When I first saw this design, I already knew that I was going to enjoy this regions bug line. The design itself has so much potential for its evolutionary line, and it definitely delivered.
8/10

Denjimushi
What is most definitely the second stage of Grubbin, this one is the cocoon middle evolution that i’m actually pretty ok with, while its not the best out of the line, it’s still pretty charming as a sort of battery that’s a cocoon.
7/10

Vikavolt
Holy hell was I right when I first saw Grubbin, Vikavolt has a pretty kickass design and might be my second favorite bug type design, possibly even surpassing my current favorite Scolipede.
10/10

Magearna
Honestly, while I like the design, it’s not as original as i would have liked it, it seems much more like a Diancie retyping. But like I said, the design still works, it’s just the resemblances are glaring.
7/10

Solgaleo
The first of the two Mascot legendaries, Solgaleo is probably my favorite of the two, but only by a very small margin, It’s just a more badass design and that appeals to me. So i’m probably gonna pick up Pokemon Sun provided there isn’t another pokemon exclusive to Moon that I really like more than Solgaleo.
9/10

Lunala
While this might be my least favorite of the two mascots (by a small margin) I still like how eerie Lunala’s design is as a skeletal bat with space wings. If there’s a reason for me to pick Moon over Sun, I won’t be distraught with the legendary at all, not even close.
8/10

Tapu Koko
This is a really awesome design, especially how its modified as a spirit within a totem, everything just works together really well on this Pokemon. pretty solid design and nothing’s really made a chicken this badass since Blaziken.
9/10

Current average: 7.8

I’ll add onto this in the future when we get more pokemon confirmed!

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2 best-selling mangas ever - (2/2) dragon ball (ドラゴンボール)

Dragon Ball  is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, with the 519 individual chapters published into 42 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. Dragon Ball was initially inspired by the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist, Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls.

The 42 tankōbon have been adapted into two anime series produced by Toei Animation: Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, which together were broadcast in Japan from 1986 to 1996. Additionally, Toei has developed eighteen animated feature films and three television specials, as well as an anime sequel titled Dragon Ball GT, which takes place after the events of the manga. From 2009 to 2011, Toei broadcast a revised, faster-paced version of Dragon Ball Z under the title Dragon Ball Kai, in which most of the original version’s footage not featured in the manga was removed. Several companies have developed various types of merchandising based on the series leading to a large media franchise that includes films, both animated and live-action, collectible trading card games, numerous action figures, along with several collections of soundtracks and a large number of video games.

The manga series was licensed for an English-language release in North America by Viz Media, in the United Kingdom by Gollancz Manga, and Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. The entire anime series was licensed by Funimation Entertainment for an English-language release in the United States, although the series has not always been dubbed by the same studio. There have been many films of the franchise including the first live-action film adaptation being produced in 1989 in Taiwan. In 2002, 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to produce an American-made live-action film titled Dragonball Evolution that received a negative reception from critics and fans; the movie was released on April 10, 2009 in the United States.

Since its release, Dragon Ball has become one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time. The manga’s 42 volumes have sold over 156 million copies in Japan and more than 230 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling manga series in history. Reviewers have praised the art, characterization, and humor of the story. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest manga series ever made, with many manga artists such as Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Tite Kubo (Bleach), Hiro Mashima (Rave Master, Fairy Tail) and Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat) citing Dragon Ball as a source of inspiration for their own now popular works. The anime, particularly Dragon Ball Z, is also highly popular in various countries and was arguably one of the most influential in boosting the popularity of Japanese animation in Western culture.

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