I’m honestly crying do you guys even SEE how ridiculous this is? BTS got TWO ROOFHITS and an ALLKILL and suddenly Melon wants to change their entire system?? Meanwhile BIG BANG has THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN ROOFHITS and Melon didn’t care???
The Big 3 are not trying to sabotage BTS you guys need yo get your heads out of your asses tbvh it’s embarrassing at the point, YG, SM, and JYP have better things to do than go after a single boy group. Hello?? SM has SNSD, EXO, TVXQ, SHINEE, SJ, ETC– Taeyeon ALONE creates more roofhits than all of BTS’ releases combined. JYP has TWICE, whose had Perfect Allkill after Perfect Allkill. YG has Big Bang, Winner, and Ikon + newly added Black Pink all who have done great digitally. AKMU alone EXCEEDS all roofits you an think of. For the last time, melon changing their system is because they no longer want fans to manipulate their charts by spamming, creating fake accounts, and streaming with playlists, using bots, and buying streams etc. They have to preserve their reputability.
Same with Youtube. You really think youtube wouldn’t notice that 800 K OUT OF A MILLION COMMENTS and THIRTY MILLION VIEWS were SPAM, yes SPAM, a result of using bots, buying views, mass streaming and methods of inflation which Youtube does not allow for ANY artists on youtube. Inflated numbers and records aren’t something to take pride in because at the end of the day the system WILL recognize that someone is manipulating stats, and they WILL fix it. That’;s what happened here and it’s just the normal way to do things. No one actually gives that much of a shit to feel the need to constantly be out to get you– it’s just how the world works and the sooner some of you realize this the sooner you’ll save the rest of us from this embarrassing delusional mess.
Small gems like her are as easy to lose as a cell phone, but instead of just getting a new one from the store you have to snatch it out of the air, lock it in your bathroom, and re-indoctrinate its entire system of beliefs
anyone else who thinks this is fucking terrifying? he’s straight up telling everyone to blame the judge and the entire court system for any future terrorist attack. this isn’t just mr. pissboy throwing a tantrum, it’s worse than that. this is preparing the groundwork, so that when a terrorist attack happens, trump can blame the court system and justify weakening it to gain more power. it’s the fucking Reichstag fire
all over again
Chimamanda Adichie: Women in “oversized suits” are taken more seriously than women in high heels
The entire material system whereby gender conformity is regulated and enforced and which makes everything from a decent quality of social interaction to a decent paycheck to finding housing to getting raises at work more difficult for GNC and trans people:
a voting skeptic: I find issue when our entire system of governance revolves around choosing between two candidates who bundle a wide range of nuanced policies and issues under a single platform, virtually ensuring that you are forced to elect someone who will exercise political power opposite to your wishes, when for many elections the result is already decided because of decades of gerrymandering and corruption and a bizarre form of voting structure that gives the vast majority of americans a powerless vote based on living in certain states. I dislike the plethora of lobbyists and special interest groups that are able to fork over more money a day than I will earn in my lifetime, how I am unable to contact my representatives and receive any sort of response whatsoever, and that I am pressured and shamed into thinking that this is anything more than a dystopian smokescreen to keep the masses from demanding actual representation.
me getting my sticker and posting on social media about it: nah
It’s almost as though the entire bureaucratic immune system of the government is reacting to an invading virus. The worst thing any of us can do is assume that the ascent of El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago was not the sui generis event that it clearly was, and that he, himself, is not the sui generis occupant of the White House that he clearly is, and that he has not surrounded himself with dubious quacks and hacks that are sui generis in their approach to government as they clearly are.
There is a level of intellectual—and, perhaps, literal—corruption that is unprecedented in the modern history of the presidency and that is a genuine and unique threat to democratic institutions that are the objects of destructive contempt. The man ran on chaos. He won on chaos. And now he’s governing on chaos. The checks and balances and safety valves of the Constitution—the things that, well, constitute—the immune system of this self-governing republic are facing a threat that is as different as it is lethal.
Backstory: So this is a GURPS campaign, where the GM has devised an entire system of magic, and technically everyone has magical abilities, but we more or less match some general DnD Classes aside from our magic, for reference. This is after the Rogue (me), Healer (my irl sibling), Gunslinger and Sorcerer, have finished robbing the Rogue’s estranged father’s house for magical artifacts. The Healer is the only good alignment in this campaign.
GM: As you are ready to leave you hear a loud voice behind you say “What do you think you’re doing?” You recognize it as the Rogue’s father.
Gunslinger (to Rogue): I have my regular gun and a dart gun, just say the word.
Rogue:*mouths* Dart him.
GM: The dart hits and he falls unconscious right there, outside of his back door. What will you do with him?
Healer (OOC): We are going to take him back inside right?
Rogue (OOC to GM): …Didn’t you say there were trash cans back here when we were first breaking in?
GM: *laughs* Yes?
Rogue: We should throw him in the trash.
Sorcerer: Why don’t we take him back to interrogate him? Like torture and stuff.
Rogue: That is literally the opposite of what we need right now! What will we even do with him afterwards? And he won’t know shit anyway. Also, I was serious before about the trash.
Gunslinger: Let’s leave him and go already.
Healer: We can’t just…Leave him out here.
Rogue: Sure we can, kiddo.
Healer. But it’s not right!
Rogue: You’re right, we shouldn’t. Help me lift him up.
Healer: Good. (OOC) I help him lift his dad up.
Rogue (OOC): Now I heave him into the trash before the Healer can realize what’s happening.
GM: Alright. The Rogue throws his trash dad into the trash can.