Just wanted to take a moment and wish you luck with the whole finishing your degree/job search thing!
(I’ll admit this process is taking a week longer than planned, ugh. Swear I’m close to the end of sending out apps. But lol I don’t finish my degree for another year… we apply a year in advance in my field so this is really just job search.)
I'm sorry if this seems really anal, but how does everyone pronounce their names in Creating A Home? Are they said with American accents (gee-men for Jimin or say-oak-jeen for Seokjin) or Korean pronunciation (chi-meen for Jimin or suck-jeen for Seokjin)? Nothing's been mentioned about the kids pointing out their very non-English sounding names, but as a minority and someone who has friends with foreign-sounding names, I can say that names can be a big deal, especially for children.
So Seokjin comes from a Korean-American family, so he definitely has more of a Korean influence when he’s speaking their names. Namjoon grew up in foster care, and so he has a very American accent, even when he’s saying Korean words (which isn’t often outside of the names of his kids/husband).
So I think Seokjin and Namjoon actually probably subtly say the boys names differently. I also think the boys themselves say each other’s names slightly differently, too. Like, Taehyung sometimes will shorten Jimin’s name to Chim Chim, so he does say it with more of a “ch” sound on the beginning, meanwhile Yoongi probably says it with more of a “J” because he already had his own voice when he moved in with Namjoon and Seokjin (and consequentially met Jimin soon after), and it was definitely a heavily American-influenced one.
If you are having a rough day, need a time-out, or perhaps are studying for an upcoming test and are in need of some music to keep yourself relaxed and at ease, I’ve made a Playlist on Youtube with a list of relaxing tunes from the Pokémon series to help you out.
@new d&d players and dungeon masters starting because of critical role, aquisitions inc, the adventure zone, etc:
hey listen. i know it’s really super easy to compare and set up expectations that your game, your DMing or your roleplaying should be like theirs. i know. it’s super easy to look at matthew mercer and feel like you’ll never be as entertaining as him or you’ll never be as good at roleplaying as the cast, or that you’ll never be as funny as the mcelroys.
but listen to me. i’m serious. they are professionals, but they’re playing with their friends. every single person brings something unique and great to a tabletop game, and if you let go of the expectation that everything needs to be perfect, everything needs to be like the podcasts you listen to or the shows you watch–
it WILL be perfect. d&d is a game where you can do whatever the fuck you want and you should do that, but realize that with these expectations are unfair to your fellow players, your dm, and most importantly yourself. sometimes it takes a while for people to get comfortable with how things are. sometimes it doesn’t. that’s ok. just enjoy your game as much as you can
Sometimes, life can be extremely overwhelming. It can seem like it never gives a break. It is during these moments when being strong is the only option. It may gradually become more difficult, hurt, or completely drain you. However, it’s a major test against your character. So show life who’s boss, and summon that infinite strength that you possess.