i actually think he was a really underrated performance all around

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Anonymous said: Hey! Could you do a fic where reader has a huge crush on charlie? But dean is the only one who knows? Thanks!!

A/N: HAHA THE FEELS HAVEN’T REALLY SETTLED IN AND I’M IN DEEP DENIAL. EVERYTHING FEELS NUMB AND I REFUSE TO ACCEPT REALITY. I HAVE AN AP EXAM IN LESS THAN SEVEN HOURS BUT I DON’T CARE. I HAD TO WRITE THIS.

Word count: 1,577

Pairing: Charlie x Reader with some Best-friend!Dean

Warnings: None.

Your name: submit What is this?

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“So, of course that’s one of the reasons Hermione would be able to perform high-level spells even as a third year,” Charlie said quickly, her eyes concentrated on the computer screen in front of her. “I mean, wizarding family and blood doesn’t really play a lot on your magic capability – unless you consider Ginny, who was the seventh daughter in the family, but she was also just very good – so one of the strongest suits that came into play with Hermione was the fact that she had a good memory and that she practiced more than everybody else in her year. I think things came mostly naturally to Harry, at least in defense…”

You didn’t notice that your mouth had been hanging open this whole time, your book laying on your lap and long ago forgotten. It was lucky, in your case, that Charlie could talk and type at the same time, else she might have seen the way your eyes glazed over the curve of her lips whenever she pronounce certain letters, or how you admired the fast, calculating movement of her eyes across the laptop.

The one thing that always distracted you, though, was the brilliant shade of her hair. You loved the way it bounced off sunlight whenever you went on supply trips or hunts, a furious hue of ruby-colored strands that blushed under the sun. But then it seemed like the darkest shade of auburn in the night, smoothly running to her shoulders (although never touching them for too long), and always jumping with her laugh.

“…but, I mean, Harry is kinda underrated, don’t you think? He’s like this…precious cinnamon roll that nobody admires because they get used to his point of view throughout the series. He’s so amazing and brave, though,” she went on, finally looking away from the keyboard.

Her dark green eyes suddenly met yours. You blushed, quickly averting your gaze to the inky words printed on the white pages of the book. You didn’t even remember where you had left off.

“Yeah, he is,” you said, clearing your throat. Your tongue darted out, nervously licking over your lips as you prayed that Charlie wouldn’t say anything.

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Oshea Jackson Jr - iTunes Q&A
  • Question: What's your favorite song?
  • O'shea: The Perfect Beat by Afrika Bambatta
  • Q: What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?
  • O'shea: I don't get scared by movies, really. But I'm easily disturbed. When I first saw 'Hills Have Eyes', I couldn't get some images out of my head. Still actually
  • Q: What's your favorite movie starring your dad?
  • O'shea: All about the benjamins. Super Suuuuper underrated
  • Q: What's your favorite Ice Cube song?
  • O'shea: Natural Born Killaz
  • Q: Whe do you think you'll finish screenwriting at USC?
  • O'shea: When I feel like my writing is missing something. I'll know it's time to sharpen back up and get to my cinematic roots.
  • Q: When can we expect music from you?
  • O'shea: Ingratiate I would love to do music. I still snap over instruments to myself. But they might typecast ya mans if I put certain type record. For now I'm focused on my craft as an actor but my older brother and I have started a producing team.
  • Q: Why haven't you used your snap?
  • O'shea: Everytime I'm on any social media I'm just thinking. "Why am I not on instagram?"
  • Q: What is your favorite part in SOC?
  • O'shea: Smashing Bryan Turners office. We've all wanted to break things with a bat before.
  • Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
  • O'shea: Crush my enemies. Not really. But I'm a real Nerd and I am completely unapologetic. When I gotta unwind it's video game time.
  • Q: Why didn’t you release the video for ‘Ain’t No Place’? Was it because of being typecast?
  • O'shea: Yes. With the movie having buzz around the Academy I didn't want any possibility of the song affecting the film. And I didn't want it to look like I'm Ice Cube part 2 out here. lol.
  • Q: Were you nervous about trying out for the movie?
  • O'shea: I was extremely nervous. I had to audition for two years and when you've never been through the process. You don't know what could've made you or boke you during that little time you had auditioning. If I didn't take the role. The world woulda killed me. If I didn't win the role. The world woulda killed me. And I was it was as movie. The world woulda killed me. At the end of the day, nothing was gonna sop me from immortalizing my dad in film. A lot of people ain't want me to get the part. Be he did and that's all I needed.
  • Q: Celeb crush?
  • O'shea: She's taken already. Don't wanna start waves.
  • Q: Did you practice some of the songs with your father or did you learn on your own?
  • O'shea: The performance and studio scenes in SOC are me in my element. What I'm used to doing. So when I was there it's like, wait y'all want me to rap my DAD's songs? I BEEN DOIN THIS.
  • Q: Were any of the scenes hard to do?
  • O'shea: More cowbell #SNLjoke
  • Q: Actors you look up to?
  • O'shea: Denzel and Leo
  • Q: Did you re-record some of Cube's verses or lip sync?
  • O'shea: We recorded the whole album, fam
  • Q: Marvel or DC?
  • O'shea: If you gotta ask. Somethin must be wrong.
  • Q: Do you like your fathers older movies?
  • O'shea: of course. People don't appreciate what a great film Players Club is.
  • Q: Do you ever feel pressure to surpass all that your father has accomplished?
  • O'shea: I've felt it since I was in the 5th grade. (The pressure) it doesn't come from him. All of it comes from me because I don't want to feed into the narrative of talent skips a generation or the whole "was born on 3rd base, and thought he hit a triple." Aspect. I'm so appreciative of my blessings and the only way to ensure my own legacy is to perfect my craft.
  • Q: Worst movie you've ever seen?
  • O'shea: Movie 43
  • Q: Best compliment you've ever heard?
  • O'shea: When I hear that I inspire someone. Being a celebrity is cute and all but it's smoke and mirrors. I understand that this all can be taken away in an instant. FAME is a jellyfish. Yeah it's beautiful but don't you dare get wrapped up in it. So while I do have a platform, the best thing i can do is to encourage or inspire. If not i'm just being selfish.
  • Q: Are you going to see Kobe play his very last game?
  • O'shea: Yeah I'll be the guy crying uncontrollably being escorted by security
  • Q: Would you take a role in a Tyler Perry movie?
  • O'shea: Is it about a single parent overcoming obstacles while still maintaining their strong christian values?
  • Q: What artist would we be surprised you listen to?
  • O'shea: I love Imagine Dragons and F.U.N.
  • Q: How was it growing up as ice cubes son?
  • O'shea: It has it's perks of course. But kind of annoying until you grow up lol. I have to put people through so many trials in order for you to be considered my friend. You don't know people's motives. My friend Tanner was my very first friend EVER. Met in kindergarten. Just said 'hey I'm Shea lets be friends.' After that.....Everyone else know me as ice cubes son. But my friends. Call me Shea. And it's 5 of them. You just grow up thinking different being ice cubes son.
  • Q: Would you want your kids to follow in your footsteps?
  • O'shea: If it was their choice by all means. My parents allowed us to find our own paths. But give everything your best effort because if you don't, then why are you doing it?
  • Q: What advice would you give your younger self?
  • O'shea: learn how to dunk
  • Q: Fave Rappers?
  • O'shea: Dwayne Michael Carter and Sean Anderson
  • Q: Which Ice Cube verse is your fave?
  • O'shea: "G-d damn I'm glad y'all set it off....."
  • Q: What's your fave app?
  • O'shea: ESPN Radio
  • Q: Will you answer me on day? :(
  • O'shea: "Maybe one Day..." - Drake
  • Q: Do you like Justin Biebers new album?
  • O'shea: I would be lying if I said Justin Bieber didn't have a few tracks on that thang
  • Q: Do you think education is necessary?
  • O'shea: I definitely feel that education is important. But I also feel the mind will not process information it feels it doesn't need. Find what interests you and educate.
  • Q: Growing up, what was the biggest problem you faced?
  • O'shea: Keepin the snakes out the grass.
  • Q: What type of films would you develop as a screenwriter? Is there certain topics that you're passionate about?
  • O'shea: I'm into smart comedies. And movies that don't give a lot away so you're not in the theater tryna guess things before they happen. You kinda just take the films scene by scene like life. If I could write a modern day Big Lebowski, I would be happy as an accomplished writer.
  • Q: Your thoughts about ride along 2?
  • O'shea: needs more me
  • Q: Any difference between before SOC and after?
  • O'shea: I'm a lot meaner and nicer at the same time
  • Q: Any tv shows you want to be part of?
  • O'shea: I would love to be apart of Better Call Saul
  • Q: Favorite place to relax?
  • O'shea: In a woman's presence. #CasonovaAnswer
  • Q: Rihanna or Beyonce?
  • O'shea: Beyoncé whole personality reminds me of my mom. I've never been attracted to her because I see too much of my mom.
  • Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
  • O'shea: For everything to go my way at that moment.
  • Q: Favorite hip hop song of all time?
  • O'shea: Y.O.U. by Redman/Methodman
  • Q: Do you like Hockey? What's your favorite team?
  • O'shea: GO KINGS GO. GO KINGS GO.
  • Q: Do you know how to cook?
  • O'Shea: Only if the BasedGod is okay with it
  • Q: New or Old School?
  • O'shea: 90's. It had more Ice Cube and Dr Dre.
  • Q: Favorite historical figure?
  • O'shea: Mark Twain
  • Q: Dream starting 5 for NBA Basketball?
  • O'shea: Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, James Worthy, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar and Shaq
  • Q: What's your favorite word to say?
  • O'shea: It's a cuss word.
  • Q: Star Wars or Harry Potter?
  • O'shea: This can't be a real question.
  • Q: How many Yeezys you got?
  • O'shea: 3. 2 Nikes first editions
  • Q: Would SOC be better if Jason had Eazy with him?
  • O'shea: The fact that he didn't have Eazy is why I would've nominated him
  • Q: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
  • O'shea: I'd make everyone more understanding. We'd be fine.
  • Q: Was wondering if you'd like both (Harry Potter/Star Wars)?
  • O'shea: Definitely like both. But give me the force over Magic. #RIPSeverus
  • Q: If you could speak another language what would it be?
  • O'shea: German and Spanish
  • Q: Are you worried that people will only ever see you as your dad's son and not you as yourself?
  • O'shea: Of course. But then I look at people like Kobe, Steph Curry, The Rock...they took their family legacy to new heights. That's my goal.
  • Q: Do you have any tattoo's? if so what do they mean?
  • O'shea: the Roman numeral for 24. XXiV. And before the Kobe talk starts. 24 has always been my number. It's my birthday. 2/24. It just always feels so complete. And my life changed at 24. It's only right
  • Q: Boyz n the hood or Barber Shop?
  • O'shea: Boyz n the hood had a message.
  • Q: Why learn Spanish and German?
  • O'shea: both are used in a vast variate of regions. May come in handy if ever abroad
  • Q: Do you still workout?
  • O'shea: Yeah dude. Still am. But decisions were made and now I'm makin work. #BooHoo
  • Q: What motivates you?
  • O'shea: My family.
  • Q: How are you handling all this attention you're getting?
  • O'shea: in my room ignoring most of it
  • Q: What is the most like you, chocolate or gummy bears?
  • O'shea: Hardest thing I ever had to do
  • Q: Fave Dragon Ball Z Character?
  • O'shea: Kakarot
  • Q: What do you fear most?
  • O'shea: Not being happy is my biggest fear
  • Q: Any advice for aspiring actors?
  • O'shea: Ask yourself why did you start acting. If it's to be famous. You will lose.
  • Q: Favorite disney movie?
  • O'shea: Lion King
  • Q: Do you find it hard to trust people?
  • O'shea: my whole life I couldn't trust anyone.
  • Q: Favorite cartoon to watch growing up?
  • O'shea: Dragon Ball Z or Ed Edd n Eddy
  • Q: How did you deal with people that were only your friend because of your dad?
  • O'shea: I don't deal with them. Bad energy.
  • Q: If you were an animal what would you be?
  • O'shea: Orca. Biggest and strongest in the ocean. And I'm a genius!? In pods running from 12-30 of the homies deep!?
  • Q: What's your type of woman?
  • O'shea: Sexy kind.
  • Q: Number one pick up line?
  • O'shea: You know how much a polar bear weighs? Enough to break the ice. O'shea Jackson, nice to meet you.
  • Q: Do you like apples?
  • O'shea: I got her number....
  • Q: Advice you would give to aspiring actors?
  • O'shea: Be an actor first. And a star 3rd.
  • And the last question, deserves it's own post...That's all folks.
[TRANS] IZE Magazine (Yoongi related only)

Q: Which member does aegyo recently a lot better?
ALL: Suga hyung!
JIMIN: Suga hyung doesn’t do aegyo very often at any place, but these days he’d throw hearts everywhere and say stuff like (imitating YG’s voice), “Suga~”, “Suga suga~”
TAEHYUNG: Unlike before where he’d just smile and look around at fansignings, now he’d do (doing same imitation) “Suga suga~”
YOONGI: That’s because I have to be professional(?)!

Q: You dressed up as girls in “Rookie King” professionally even.
YOONGI: I really didn’t want to dress up as a maid that time so I was really flustered(?). It became harder because I couldn’t comprehend why fans would want to see us dressing up like a girl. Why do they want to see us like that when we don’t want to see girls dressing up like guys?
JIMIN: I’ve watched everyone became shy after dressing up as a girl, but I personally think I’d look pretty as a girl. During a school festival once, I wore a girl hanbok and won as first. But this doesn’t mean I want to dress up as a girl. Seriously.
YOONGI: (Watch out), there’s gonna be an article that says, “Jimin of BTS likes dressing up as a girl?”

Q: You use many ways to send notices outside of varieties to your fans. It’s more likely to make a mistake on a social site like Twitter, but you guys seem to have no problems with sharing one account at the same time.
YOONGI: We’re actually very careful of what we’re saying. We use it for fans to know what we’ve been up to. Usually we post things like: where we’re currently in and what we’re doing.

Q: How far do you think you’ve come now that school trilogy is over and it’s almost your 1st anniversary? (t/n: this interview is about a year ago)
YOONGI: I think we’re just getting started.

10 Q&A’s

Q: Are you interested in fashion?
YOONGI: Yes, I am. Just a while ago, the assigned costume looked like they would be too hot so I’ve changed it. I don’t really buy many expensive clothes but I pay close attention to accessories. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings; I like them. I’ve been collecting basketball shoes that I like since elementary these past few days. I do these things to fill the void of my empty heart after only working for a year.

Q: What boosts your mood?
YOONGI: Basketball. When I was still at school I won many competitions, then when I was a trainee I played basketball during Sundays. I used to play bball at Han River before(?) getting scouted in a college team but since I debuted I don’t have time to play anymore. My position was either point guard or shooting guard, for I have speed, so I’m better at defence than offence. But I’ve lost some of my skills because I haven’t played in a long time. Three pointers don’t look this far back then (laughs)

Q: What’s a moment in your everyday life that no one knows about that you really like?
YOONGI: When I compose music by myself. Midnight until 6AM is usually the most stressful time but I don’t find hating it. I don’t really like loud places with lots of crowds. And I think people need time and space for themselves to get relaxed.

Q: What do you think have been the changes between the underground rapper Min Yoongi (GLOSS) and the Min Suga?
YOONGI: This has been my worry for a while. Looking back, I’ve seen and learned a lot from those experiences. At the time, I thought everything I did was the best and my music, so I think I grew a lot. But I’m worried that I’m not as “sharp” as I was before, that I’ve lost my original colour.

Q: Difference of writing lyrics and performing on stage?
YOONGI: I think idols are naturally(?) entertainers, so they have goal to show something that has an impact. It’s important to be good at writing lyrics and rapping, but the “visual aspect” should also exceed. However, I don’t want that I’m only good for show, that’s why I also work on the inside. Because there are things that are underrated and overrated. Then of course, it would be the best to be good at everything.

Q: If you’d live in an island for 3 years, which member would you choose to be with?
YOONGI: Jimin, so I could boss him around (laughs). No, just kidding. I don’t talk much and boring/not funny but Jimin has a good atmosphere and mature so we’d make a good pair.

Q: You might not have a funny personality but you have a funny character. Though you have a lot of ambitions, you don’t seem greedy at the same time.
YOONGI: I may not have many ambitions as an entertainer(?), but I have a lot of ambition when it comes to music. I preferred hands-on learning than reading from a book when I was young, and my goal is to be someone who’d change our culture. Someone who can do anything from music videos to performances. My dreams are big, even though I’m not sure if I can do well.

Q: What would you do if you could gather all of your luck and had the chance to use it?
YOONGI: I’m not the kind of person to do something all in one go… But if I was given the chance, I would use all of my luck on the work I am currently doing. Life is long, but I have the ambition to reach the highest with my music.

Q: How do you adjust yourself when you have to something that you don’t even like just to do the thing that you do like?
YOONGI: A fan asked me once, “What do you think comes first: what you want to do or what you have to do?” and I think what comes first is what you have to do. I’m not in a situation to say that I can’t do it, I’m not really so inflexible that I’d say I won’t do it even, just to put my dignity in safety. But there’s one thing that I wouldn’t give up: being honest with my music. I only write about my own experiences.

Q: How do you see your attitudes toward the world?
YOONGI: I don’t really worry much about others. This expression would come out in my lyrics “I don’t give a shit.” And I don’t really bother myself with what others think of me, I want to avoid caring about it as much as I can. I just want to keep living how I am right now.

Q: If you could arrange a hidden camera for a member, which will it be?
HOSEOK: Definitely Suga hyung. Other members are probably thinking the same. That hyung is very aware of his surroundings so he never gets fooled even from the hidden cameras. I want to at least try do something (pain) with him. If I want to fool Suga hyung, it should be well planned and brief.

Q: V is well-known for fooling around, are there members who make fun of you too?
TAEHYUNG: It’ll be Suga hyung. I was lying down and too tired when Suga hyung said, “Are you tired, kid (rascal)?” before grabbing and bothering me (laughs).

translation by maeli (@xingyoon)
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Top 20 Favorite Films of 2015

Just as the title says! I saw way more films this year than last year so obviously it was a lot harder picking favorites. I almost decided to increase the list to 25 but eventually opted against it. Also this list is going by 2015 USA release dates or whatever I happened to see at a festival in 2015. Before I start the countdown here are a few films I really loved that didn’t quite make the cut.

Honorable mentions: The Tribe; Phoenix; Tag; Magic Mike XXL; Nasty Baby; Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter; White God; Tangerine; Heaven Knows What; In Jackson Heights

But anyway, here is the list of my favorite films of 2015 with a few, simple words on each.

20. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (dir. Marielle Heller)

As John Waters said in his top of the year list, this is a film that deals with sex between teens and adults that manages not to be creepy or unintelligent. I always hate when I’m watching films about sex and the actual sex is sugar coated or portrayed in a prudish manner. Thankfully, it’s not only incredibly frank about its subject matter, it’s also incredibly heartfelt (in part from the fantastic lead performance of Bel Powley). I went into this expecting another typical American indie comedy and instead got something incredibly funny, sweet and actually kind of edgy. 

19. Goodnight Mommy (dir. Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala)

When both my girlfriend and I were able to figure out the twist of this horror mystery film about halfway through its running time, neither of us expected to enjoy it nearly as much as we did… but by the time it ended we were floored. In a strange way, knowing the twist only added to the last incredibly disturbing, unpredictable and horrifying third of the film. And in many ways it made it only scarier, so much so that I wonder if it was intentional that we were able to figure it out? Regardless, there were gasps and screams in the theater and they definitely weren’t unwarranted. This film about two young boys who question their unrecognizable mother’s true identity gets pretty damn freaky. 

18. Tokyo Tribe (dir. Sion Sono)

Sion Sono is one of our greatest living filmmakers. So when I say a Sono film isn’t among his best work, you can still count on it being a hundred times more interesting than most people’s entire body of work. In this case, Sono crafted an insane, sloppy, brilliant and totally hysterical rap battle musical. The rapping itself isn’t all that great but I could care less. This is a blast from start to finish! Shot in a floating, god-like perspective we move from scene to scene as the film only builds in insanity, vulgarity and implausibility. But perhaps the best aspect of Tokyo Tribe is when the true intentions of its villain are revealed. I won’t spoil it here, but I always love films with high stakes (in this case warring gang tribes) which arise from something totally insignificant, as it only makes it more ridiculous. Far from perfect, but one of the most fun film experiences I had this year.

17. The Mend (dir. John Magary)

Definitely among the more underrated films on the list, this dry, (extremely) dark comedy explores something that I am personally fascinated with and tend to make films about myself: failed men. The Mend centers on two brothers who initially appear like polar opposites but are eventually both uncovered as pathetic, selfish and deeply angry individuals. Neither of them are very likeable but there are aspects of them that are vey relatable (in a scary way). Although I did frequently laugh during this film, most of the humor was so cringe-worthy and uncomfortable I wasn’t able to make a peep. It’s also incredibly well crafted, well paced and consistently manages to be visually interesting. 

16.  Mustang (dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven)

What an absolutely phenomenal debut feature! Despite some big flaws (all the girls kind of blend together at the beginning of the film) I was so moved by this film I forgave all its problems. Mustang is about a group of sisters in Turkey whose home starts turning into a sort of prison as they are forbidden from interacting with the outside world for fear that they might ruin themselves before marriage. It manages to be inspiring without being sappy, and political without being in-your-face. The emotions of the film totally snuck up on me, and sure enough before the credits started I was tearing up. This is a fantastic feminist work of art that of course reflects the current cultural climate of Turkey but is also very universal. 

15. Anomalisa (dir. Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson)

Charlie Kaufman needs to be given every possible resource he needs so that he can make as many films as possible before he dies. The fact that he’s only directed 2 films is an absolute crime. Perhaps this isn’t as moving or as ambitious as Synecdoche, New York but it’s not trying to be. It’s a smaller, more intimate film that revolves around a motivational speaker who meets a woman in a hotel who seems to breath new life into him. Anomalisa is a stop motion film and it actually incorporates the puppetry of the main character into his breakdowns and fantasies. It’s a deeply sad film but one that abstains from being cynical. It also has the best sex scene of the year. Go figure. 

14. Taxi (dir. Jafar Panahi)

Iranian director Jafar Panahi was banned from filmmaking in his home country in 2010. Since then he’s made 3 feature films. Taxi is not only his best film under the ban, it’s also one of Panahi’s best films in general. The entire movie takes place inside a taxi cab as Mr. Panahi himself drives, picks up passengers, meets up with old friends and watches as his niece makes a film herself for a class project. It wasn’t until after the film ended that I realized the entire thing was staged. Taxi serves both as a meta discussion on the kind of society that would lock up and censor one of its best filmmakers (the ending of this film is heartbreaking given Panahi’s situation) as well as an incredibly sweet and intimate portrait of the people of modern Iran, the kind you won’t see in any western media outlets. The fact that this film exists at all is stunning, but the fact that it’s as good and engaging as it is is even more stunning. 

13. The World of Kanako (dir. Tetsuya Nakashima)

Without a doubt the most vile, repulsive, disturbing and transgressive film on this list, The World of Kanako is a mad whirlwind of violence and mayhem that doesn’t slow down once for the length of its two hour running time. We follow an ex-detective as he searches for his daughter and starts slowly falling down the rabbit hole of the pitch black world she inhabits. The editing is slick and quick as we are constantly jumping between 3 different timelines, trying to piece together just what happened to Kanako. What’s revealed is beyond perverse, as even our protagonist is shown to be as disgusting and amoral as any of the villains he’s chasing. Cinematically explosive (every trick in the book is pulled out in this film) and totally degenerate, I couldn’t help but get sucked into one of the most fascinating and exhausting films of the year. 

12. Victoria (dir. Sebastian Schipper)

At 138 minutes, Victoria is the longest single shot narrative film ever made. One might be worried that this gimmick would be distracting to everything else in the movie, but it isn’t.  The characters and their performances make the journey incredibly real and emotional (Laia Costa as Victoria was my favorite performance of 2015) . There were times where I even forgot that I was watching something done in one take. I don’t wanna give away too much about the plot because going in completely ignorant will probably lead to a much better viewing experience. I will say that this is the kind of naturalistic filmmaking I really admire. One where extraordinary events take place, but not a single moment feels untruthful. 

11. The Revenant (dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu)

As much as I really enjoyed Birdman, I didn’t quite think it was on par with some of Iñárritu’s best previous work (Biutiful and Babel are two favs of mine). However, The Revenant is without question one of his strongest and most impactful films. Teaming up a second time with Emmanuel Lubezki (arguably the greatest cinematographer currently working), together they crafted an absolute visual masterwork. The entire film could have have been silent and the story would have been as clear as day. DeCaprio also delivers the best performance of his career, achieving an almost Mifune-level over-the-top-ness that is constantly intense but never becomes cheesy. Out of all the films on this list, this one begs to be seen on a big screen. It’s a true spectacle. 

10. The Look of Silence (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)

Oppenheimer’s follow-up to his masterful The Act of Killing is just as brilliant and perhaps even more powerful. Once again focusing on the Indonesian genocide of 1965, but instead from the point of view of a victim’s family. The brother of a murdered “communist” confronts all the men directly or indirectly responsible for his brother’s death. A beautiful but haunting film that’s extremely difficult to shake off once you’ve seen it. 

9. The Forbidden Room (dir. Guy Maddin. co-dir. Evan Johnson) 

A solid quarter of the audience I saw this with walked out of it. Maddin is a true cinematic madman, willing to try and do absolutely anything in his films. It would be kind of pointless to try to describe this movie because there are a million stories in it and about a billion things that happen in it. A lumberjack ends up in a submarine, bananas come alive and tell a story, a man becomes so obsessed with butts that he has parts of his brain removed, skeletons force a lover to don a poison suit, a mustache has a dream… etc. etc. etc. All shown through grainy, kaleidoscope-esque images. Equally hilarious, destructive and insane, this is probably one of the strangest films I’ve ever seen. It’s bizarre even by Maddin’s standards. 

8. Mad Max: Fury Road (dir. George Miller)

I mean, what is left to say about this one? This film seems to be on absolutely everyone’s “best of” list this year (and if it’s not I’m assuming that person either hasn’t seen it or is insane). It’s a masterpiece of the action genre. I’m not going to say much else about this one because if you have yet to see it, stop reading and go watch it. 

7. It Follows (dir. David Robert Mitchell)

This film has had me looking over my shoulder when I’m walking alone ever since I saw it. I’m one of those people who gets really scared by good horror. And man, this scared me like no other film I’ve seen recently. I’ve only just started watching more horror films (thanks to my girlfriend, who’s much more of a buff in the genre than I am) and this film definitely stands out as one of the best and most original American horror films in current memory. The concept of people -whom only you can see- following you no matter where you are and who are intent on killing you is terrifying enough, and thankfully this film is so well made that it truly is as scary as it sounds. 

6. World of Tomorrow (dir. Don Hertzfeldt)

The only short film I even considered to be on this list. Hertzfeldt has created yet another hilarious, emotional, and supremely intelligent film. He manages to pack more ideas into a single scene than many films can muster in their entire running times. A little girl is greeted by a 3rd generation clone of herself and is brought to the future, where she is shown and taught many extremely significant things… all at an age too young to fully grasp the information she’s given. By the end of this 17 minute journey, I was weeping. 

5. Wild Tales (dir. Damián Szifrón)

The opening scene of Wild Tales is the closest thing to Buñuel-style absurdity I’ve ever seen in a modern film. And the rest of the film is pretty great too! This dark comedic anthology film from Argentina really took me by surprise. It’s comprised of six unrelated stories that all deal with revenge taken to its most extreme, logical conclusion. I laughed so hard during this movie that the couple sitting in front of me in the theater moved seats. It’s extremely dark, at times absolutely absurd, beautifully shot and has a lot of fantastic social commentary that is very universal. One particular story about a man getting his car consistently towed is almost too relatable. 

4. The Lobster (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)

I’ve been a committed fan of Yorgos Lanthimos since Dogtooth, so when I heard the basic concept for The Lobster a year or two ago I’ve been eagerly anticipating it. Having finally seen it, I can safely say that it’s definitely Yorgos Lanthimos’s best film yet. The story, revolving around a hotel where single people are forcibly sent in order to find a new mate (and are turned into animals if they don’t), is one of the best films about how completely ridiculous relationships can be. The whole movie is a brilliant breakdown of what makes something normal and how arbitrary the rules in our society often are. It’s a hilarious, beautifully made film and has the best overall acting of 2015. 

3. The Hateful Eight (dir. Quentin Tarantino) 

What’s already turning out to be Tarantino’s most divisive film also turned out to be one of my favorites by him, if not my absolute favorite (a 2nd viewing will tell). Yes, the 70mm roadshow version made the screening really special (complete with an intermission and overture) but aside all hype surrounding the format, this is one of the few times I’ve felt like Tarantino was commenting on something other than filmmaking (or past films) itself. The Hateful Eight deals with issues of misogyny, racism, the death of the American dream and how all of those things fit into the myth of the American west and how that relates to our current culture. Also, the fact that it’s as engaging as it is for a 3 hour movie that takes place mostly in one location and only has despicable characters is a miracle. I personally think this is Tarantino’s smartest, most subversive and most mature film yet. 

2. TIE 

Mommy (dir. Xavier Dolan)

Xavier Dolan knows how to craft classy melodramas. The emotions the characters go through in Mommy are massive and almost become over the top. But instead they are very real and very felt in the audience when watching it… at least for me they were! I cried and cried during this movie. It’s the most emotional experience I had during any film from 2015. However it’s not just beautiful and heartbreaking, it’s also a marvel of filmmaking, using a totally unique 1:1 aspect ratio (one that’s not reflected in the still I chose), featuring incredibly sincere uses of pop songs, and having some of the best cinematography of the year. 

AND

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (dir. Roy Andersson)

2015 seemed to be a great year for absurdist comedies! Roy Andersson is one of our best living filmmakers and every film he makes is an absolute treasure. Pigeon is no exception. Meticulously crafted for years on end, Andersson can spend up to 5 weeks just creating a single shot (everything in Pigeon is shot on a soundstage as well, so the shots can look exactly as Andersson likes them to look). Andersson is also a champion against outdated concepts of traditional story structure, with his last 3 films focusing more on moments and situations rather than arcs or characters (although Pigeon is the most character driven of the trilogy, but not by much). This film is also hysterically funny, filled with macabre, absurd and surreal moments. While the other two films in his trilogy may have asked “Where are we now” this one asks “What do we do now?” The answer (if he even has one) isn’t always pretty, but it’s almost always funny. 

1. Entertainment (dir. Rick Alverson)

Entertainment takes Gregg Turkington’s infamous “Neil Hamburger” character (an aggressive, intentionally terrible meta stand up comedian he’s played since the 90s) and poses the question “What if he were a real person?” The result is one of the strangest, most horrifying and most cinematic films of the year. This film entered a very dark part of my consciousness and stayed there. We follow “the comedian” as he travels from shitty gig to shitty gig playing to audiences that couldn’t care less (or sometimes are even violent). He occasionally makes phone calls to a daughter we’re not even sure is real, he visits relatives he has nothing in common with and he takes awful tours of the desert to kill time between shows. It unfolds its themes and story (if you even wanna call it a story) visually, utilizing gorgeous widescreen cinematography that takes advantage of its Mojave desert landscapes. Entertainment is an uncompromising character study of what it means to be “entertainers”, the mask they use versus their inward emotions and the hollowness that can accompany artists (especially unsuccessful ones). The film starts slowly moving into the totally surreal, and by the end we don’t even know what’s reality and what’s not. This is the most unsettling film I’ve seen all year. It truly got under my skin and as painful as it can be, it’s a trip worth taking. Even if the destination of said trip is the center of hell. 

anonymous asked:

Hello, im kind of new to the fandom, like ive known who they are for a while but ive only just started to get into them, is it okay if you tell me abit about the band and the members please? Like if they have girlfirends aswell haha

Well hello there my dear anon, I’d be glad to! 

The Vamps

Joe (their manager) describes the band as “idiot, idiot, idiot… and James” which I think perfectly sums them up. Personal space doesn’t exist in this band so they’re usually all over each other. They’re extremely talented and underrated it frustrates me. Oh and they are never on time.

(GIFS ARE NOT MINE)

Bradley Will Simpson

  • idiot number one
  • has a dog named Jesse who’s the love of his life
  • currently dating a drummer named Tristan Evans a single hot pringle
  • can only be seen on twitter when Joe forces him to
  • has the voice of an angel i could listen to 24/7
  • looks like an actual angel with glorious brown curls in person
  • can play drums and piano which usually makes everyone weak
  • hates rollercoasters, wasps and flying
  • wink machine
  • has incredible amounts of energy during shows, performs like he’s been doing it for decades
  • believe it or not, he’s actually 20 years old
  • doesn’t quite get the concept of “NO BRAD”

Tristan Oliver Vance Evans

  • idiot number two
  • has horses as pets
  • currently dating Brad Simpson Anastasia Smith
  • has a jawline and cheekbones carved by the gods
  • actual sunshine when he smiles
  • favorite color is orange (shocking, but don’t tell him)
  • incredibly talented drummer, probably one of the best I’ve ever seen
  • likes to keep everyone happy and entertained
  • has a very… unique fashion sense
  • has produced covers and actual tracks in the album
  • loves Eminem, he’d probably rap Silento’s part in Volcano during the tour

Connor Samuel John Ball

  • idiot number three
  • has a pet bearded dragon named Rex and a tortoise named Bruce
  • currently dating Luisa Hackney
  • has alter egos Davey Jones and Margaret
  • extremely allergic to nuts
  • my little punk child
  • a really shy bean when he first joined the band but now he’s finally gaining confidence
  • killer bass and guitar player, has also produced in the band
  • once in a while he wears glasses and we die a little
  • got abs and biceps out of nowhere and everyone is still confused when this happened
  • got a tattoo recently and you can only imagine how we took this news

James Daniel McVey

  • number one fan of his band
  • addicted to working out and eating healthy
  • has a cat named Mickey that’s not really his cat but he likes to think it is
  • currently dating Kirstie Brittain
  • most active member on twitter
  • Taylor Swift’s biggest fan
  • very outspoken, usually gets a lot of shit bc of this
  • i love his way with words, you can read his old posts here but he doesn’t use it anymore
  • unbelievably talented songwriter, guitar player and singer I MEAN HIS VOICE WITH BRAD’S JUST GOES TOGETHER LIKE BACON AND EGGS (unless you don’t like bacon, this would be awkward)

So there you go! If you need more details, check out this post made by my lovely friend @vstradley here or don’t hesitate to drop me an ask! Can I give you some advice though?

TURN AROUND WHILE YOU STILL CAN BC ONCE YOU CLICK ON THAT 3RD COVER IN A ROW THERES NO TURNING BACK

lol I’m kidding, WELCOME TO OUR LIL FAMILY!!!! :)

anonymous asked:

I'm feeling jealous because kaisoo is slowly dying and other ships related with KS are alive. This is ugly but that's how I feel

Okay, I don’t know what you’ve seen Anon, but Kaisoo is anything but dying. 

It seems you’ve forgotten how reserved the two of them are and with the constant separations from the members, company and even themselves, we did see them interact.

Where have you been because we had so many Kaisoo moments that made me realise a million things all over again. 

Do you remember the Stardust interview? [Source]

That smile had me on the floor for a good week because I don’t think I saw him smile so happily and so brightly that entire month, until Soo came along and asked him a single question in front of the cameras.

I honestly think Jongin is dying to just be with Kyungsoo whereever they go and not be so strained. This moment blessed me, no joke.

I can’t find the video, but Jongin actually did end up showing what he practised because Suho, Chen and Jongin performed the monster choreography and when Jongin finished it he looked over at Kyungsoo and smiled at him. If you don’t think that’s hella cute then only Jesus can save you.

Look at Jongin’s eyebrows rising like that and that playful glint in his eyes - wow, just a little bit of teasing from Kyungsoo and he’s lost his mind. Please, someone, help this lovesick man.

None of this was scripted. Kyungsoo willing asked Jongin how he was, Kyungsoo willingly was giving attention to Jongin who had been nothing but sad that month. Have you ever seen Jongin smile like that lately? Because I haven’t.
This boy was nervous as hell, he can’t even believe this is happening, look at the way he looks up in the gif like: “I can’t believe you’re behind this Soo-yah.”

Also, Jongin’s unnecessary and continuous commentary about how good Kyungsoo is doing as an MC, like? What are you doing? This kid put you on the spot and you’re just gonna praise him and shower him with acknowledgement? 

Real talk though, Jongin enjoyed everything Kyungsoo was doing to him and  I’m sO MAD.

[Source] This happened, they didn’t look at each other that much, but when they did and they smiled I swear I was introduced to a whole new world. 

[Source] Jongin forever showing off Kyungsoo. Look at the way he looks at Kyungsoo and his goddamn smile. I refuse to believe they’re dying out when after all these years, Jongin is still looking at Kyungsoo as if he’s the most precious thing he’s ever seen in this entire world. 

aRE YOU SEEING WHAT I’M SEEING? How can you miss something like this? 

Look me dead in the eye and tell me there is no affection behind that stare.

The love Jongin has for Soo is just indescribable you can’t paint it into some pretty romance with words, it’s just the feeling you sense from them when they’re close to each other. How do you put something like that into words?

These moments aren’t common but I like it like that because that way when they do have moments and subtlely interaction we appreciate them more.

[Source] This is the moment that assures me that I will die a happy person. They were so natural and comfortable with each other. The damn distance is doing nothing to keep them from speaking so warmly to one another. 

I don’t know about you, but I honestly treasure moments like these more than anything else. I’ll take this over a load of planned and thought out fanservice, there is more meaning in small actions and words than in extravagant displays of affection, Anon. 

Jongin was so smiley and laughed and Kyungsoo was so talkative and not-so-reserved anymore. He talked a lot and I feel only someone like Jongin could bring this side of him out so easily. You’ll never catch Jongin saying Kyungsoo is not talkative because he does talk. 

He talks to Jongin.

[Source] Sharing water bottles before recording, like they usually do.

[Source] This is such an underrated moment because it shows classic Jongin supporting Kyungsoo and forever giving him his attention. Can I just say that throughout the entire thing, Kyungsoo keeps looking at Jongin. We all know that he doesn’t do things like this often and gets embarassed quite a lot. I think Jongin’s support has a lot to do with why Kyungsoo keeps look at him when he’s put in situations like this. 

It’s like he wants Jongin to see him and watch him and almost relies on his support? When he looks at Jongin he probably sees his reassurance through his nodding and smilling, like “You’re doing good, don’t worry!”

Is Kyungsoo even dancing for the crowd anymore or just Jongin?

I’m sO EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW


There were so many others but that’s not the point (plus I had a hard time finding them).

Let’s take a step back for a minute, because you really seemed upset and I don’t like it when people are upset, so I will attempt to rationalise whatever may be going on in that brain of yours.

In my personal opinion, I think, if Kaisoo are together, they have been together for a while and from my own experiences and observations it’s completely normal to not be clinging to your partner constantly. Couples who have been together develop a mutual sense of trust. 

That means they trust them to be with other people. Kyungsoo interacting with other people isn’t necessarily wrong at all because he’s his own person, he’s allowed to have friends that he can mess around with and get close to and be cuddly with. Don’t you do that with your close friends? 

I know so many people act ‘gay’ with their friends because they’re close and if your partner truly respected you they wouldn’t pin you down everytime you got close to someone, especially when you’ve been with them for a while.

It’s respect and it’s love.

Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean the other person won’t get jealous because it happens. The two won’t always be interacting but that doesn’t mean they aren’t always aware of one another. 

The amount of times I’ve seen Kyungsoo and Jongin not interact but still see Jongin keeping an eye on Kyungsoo and vice verse makes me wonder how people can even believe they aren’t close anymore.

Yes, they’re close, but that doesn’t mean their entire lives will be circled around each other, because if they do I’m going to just bluntly tell you now that, that’s an unhealthy relationship

Along with this, I think its easy to forget that when we see them they’re actually  at work. I believe Kyungsoo and Jongin have a sense of professionalism to them, therefore at work they wouldn’t have all of their attention on each other. Kyungsoo always says he’ll work hard, he’ll work harder, he’ll do better next time, wouldn’t you think he would try stay professional in front of the cameras?

Kyungsoo’s career consists of pleasing fans and being liked by the general public. This includes fanservice because that stuff makes fans go crazy. I would say it’s essential in the Kpop world these days. Whilst he is close to the members, let’s be honest some things may be fanservice and planned prior or done solely to please the fans. This is common among fanservice pairings like Chanyeol/Kyungsoo and Suho/Kyungsoo etc. They may be close, but fanservice is just a ‘thingidols do.

I’m sure you know that Kaisoo are a subtle pairing that don’t place their love on a silver platter. 

Don’t be jealous, Kaisoo are fine.

I hope you aren’t feeling so blue anymore, take care!

anonymous asked:

what's so great about Midsummer?

Are you guys rant-baiting me? Seriously, is that what’s happening here? Because honestly you cannot ask me a question like that and not expect a rant, especially when I started drinking like two hours ago. 

So in much the same way that Romeo and Juliet is not just about a couple of dumbass teenagers topping themselves, Midsummer is not just about a bunch of fairies fucking around in the woods. (Although there is a lot of that, and that’s partly why it’s so glorious.)

Midsummer starts in Athens a few days before the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta–and yes, this is the same Theseus that killed the Minotaur, hump-and-dumped Ariande, and then caused Aegeus to commit suicide because he FORGOT TO PUT THE RIGHT FUCKING SAILS UP. But that’s not importnat, what is important is that right from the start we have Shakespeare + Greek mythology which obviously = the most awesome literary sandwich EVER. But this whole Theseus/Hippolyta thing is thematically important too, because Hippolyta was Queen of the Amazons, and Shakespeare is giving us a hint that this play is going to be about female empowerment and the collision of nature and civilization right from the start. That’s called forefuckingshadowing, ladies and groundlings.

Then we have the lovers: Helena, who wants to marry Demetrius, who wants to marry Hermia, who wants to marry Lysander. Inconvenient, but hey, we all went to high school and we know how this shit goes. It’s made more complicated by the fact that Hermia’s father, Egeus, who is an absolute asshat, refuses to let his daughter marry Lysander without ever offering a real reason except that he has some kind of weird paternal hard-on for Demetrius. The upshot of this nutfuckery is that Hermia has the options of marrying Demetrius against her wishes or becoming a nun, which are pretty fucking shitty options. So what does she do? She says fucking NEITHER because she’s not an idiot and plots to run away with Lysander. 

MEANWHILE IN THE WOODS: Titania and Oberon (the king and queen of the fairies, respectively) are having a lovers’ tiff of epic proportions–like, their discord is so powerful it’s literally fucking up the weather and the seasons–over a changeling boy Titania is rearing on behalf on a friend who died. Oberon wants the boy for his entourage, or so he says, but it’s really kind of obvious that he’s just jealous of how much attention Titania is lavishing on it. Titania justifiably tells him to grow the fuck up, get over it, and come party with her, but he decides he’d rather pout about it and they go their separate ways. 

Back to the lovers: Hermia and Lysander set off through the forest, pursued (unbeknownst to them) by Demetrius, who wants to stop them eloping, and Helena, who just wants to bang Demetrius. And this is where shit gets really dark. People like to pretend this play is light and fluffy like cotton fucking candy, but you’d better back the fuck up with that assumption, because man, are you wrong. Demetrius gets fed up with Helena (who is in the middle of telling him to beat her like dog, can you say desperate), and literally threatens to rape her if she doesn’t stop following him. NOT SO FLUFFY NOW, IS IT? At any rate, all of the lovers eventually get tired and decide to lie down and sleep, because that’s what you do when you’re lost in an unfamiliar enchanted forest in the middle of the fucking night. I don’t know. 

Okay, so at the same time that all of this shit is going on (Did I not tell you this play was not fucking simple?) there are also a bunch of bumbling actors rehearsing in the forest for a scene they want to play at Theseus’ wedding. Among them is a guy called Nick Bottom, who is the biggest fucking blowhard of all time. But we’ll come back to him. 

Oberon and his little minion Puck hatch a plan–in a series of mind-blowingly beautiful monologues full of mermaids and rainbows and shit–to find a magical flower, which when you squeeze it into someone’s eyes while they’re asleep, causes them to fall in love with whatever they first see when they wake up. The Fairy King FUCKING ROOFIES HIS SLEEPING WIFE (say it with me: dark dark dark), and then takes pity on Helena and instructs Puck to love-blast Demetrius so he’ll fall in love with her when he wakes up, but Puck gives the potion to THE WRONG FUCKING DUDE (i.e., Lysander). You can see where this is going. Anyway, Puck doesn’t realize this, but he does stumble upon the players and is inspired to bewitch Nick Bottom so he comes out for his entrance with the head of a fucking donkey like a fucking shitty Animorph. Naturally this is the first thing Titania sees when she wakes up. Chaos ensues. The lovers have a massive, hilarious fight in Three-One while the regal Fairy Queen is busy not-so-regally seducing a donkey, and in the meantime Puck and Oberon are scrambling around like mad trying to fix what they fucked up. It’s fucking ludicrous but it is also gut-bustingly funny. 

But why is this play important? Aside from the frankly underrated quality that it’s wildly entertaining and has been wildly entertaining for like 500 years (no small fucking feat), it’s actually a really empowering play for women. It may not sound like it from the summary I just gave you, but bear with me. The women in this play are subversive as hell. They do whatever the fuck they want, regardless of what the men have to say about it. Hermia refuses to listen to her dad and the Duke, and just fucks off out of Athens to marry the man she loves. Titania basically tells Oberon to bite her when he tries to force her to give up the changeling. At the end of the play, Hippolyta tells Theseus to calm his fucking tits and let the lovers do what they want and he listens. And even Helena, who is possibly the most submissive female in the troupe, has some strong moments. She berates Lysander and Demetrius for mocking her, and resists the advances of the man whom she’s loved desperately since the start of the play because she doesn’t believe he’s sincere. That’s what is fucking up. 

Of course, you can argue that all of these women (Hippolyta excepted) are pretty heavily manipulated by Oberon. And that’s true. But that doesn’t change the fact that this play is a huge win for the female characters. At the end, they all have exactly what they want–except Titania, because she does lose the kid. But it’s not over–she tells Oberon that he has to explain how the events of the night all came about, and if you think she’s going to take it all quietly, I call BULLSHIT. (When I was in this and played Titania, we actually did a really interesting thing where at the end when she and Oberon are ‘making up’–read: making out–I actually pulled the flower out of his pocket and let him know he wasn’t fooling me. There was one hilarious night where we were like rolling around on the ground and Oberon kept smacking my hand out of his pants and I couldn’t figure out why until I finally realized I was grabbing the wrong flower, and that’s actually not a euphemism.) But the point is, fucking girl power. 

Anyway, there’s a lot more. Like I said, there’s a lot of stuff about the collision of nature and civilization. The lovers lose their minds in the woods, and Bottom become half wild animal. Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons, is now the queen of Athens and is overruling the king. Shakespeare’s making some very interesting statements about the power of Man and men against Nature and women (note: interesting alignments). Sometimes it’s easy for that stuff to get lost in the hilarity of a dude with a fucking donkey head and fairy orgies and a guy dressed as a fucking talking wall, but it’s there. Midsummer is the best kind of comedy, because it’s deep at the same time that it’s funny as fuck. 

Also, did I mention? This play is fucking sexy. Oberon and Titania are about an inch away from writhing hate sex at all times, and the lovers aren’t much more restrained. If you want to do some steamy Shakespeare, this is a great place to start. (And if you want to have to rinse your eyeballs in bleach later tonight, there’s also a porno called A Midsummer Night’s Cream, wherein, believe it or not, you can actually see and hear the entire play performed by real life friggin’ porn stars. I shit you not.)

So that. That’s just a little taste of what’s so great about Midsummer. 

why you should stan lee chan

seventeen’s giant lil maknae never gets enough love!!

- chan is quite possibly the happiest boy to ever live

- the actual son of dokyeom

- look at this gif of him jumping around like a pogo stick on the beach

- a lil mini ray of sunshine who literally never complains

- has never complained about his hairstyles

- like…have u seen his adore u and mansae era styles

- he said that he loved them and thanked his stylist lots 

 - ((bless his pretty u era hair it’s finally normal))

- never complains about being maknae and being teased by the hyungs

- which happens a lot

- woozi pushes him down at the start of mansae dance practice

- but chan is still a sweetheart

- when seungkwan called to ask for his opinion on q&a he gave it a 11/10 and immediately started raving about how he knew it was gonna be a hit

- he’s also a goofy ray of sunshine

- here he is dancing with cabbage like things

- no subs for this vid but you really don’t need them // his laugh is so precious

- i think someone actually posted a lee chan laugh compilation but i can’t find it rn

- he always throws his head back and laughs SUPER LOUD

- anyways i’m getting off track let’s talk about why chan is so stannable

- have you seen this boy dance

- his facial expressions when he performs are always so on point

- goes from cute to sexy in half a second

- this is the video that made me fall in love – it’s a solo dance to a chris brown song

- also this – chan being cute af while killing the dance; work them hips

- and this beautiful performance of jam jam where he switches between adorable and hot every 5 seconds

- prob the most underrated performance team member

- he’s so passionate about dance!!

- has been dancing pretty much since birth since his dad is a dance teacher

- absolutely adores mj

- absolutely adores the performance team too 

- he’s their lil baby 

- hoshi tucks him in at night

- even when he’s not performing his face is really cute

- very squishable and adorable, cheeks are highly pinchable

- and he knows it so he spoils us with aegyo

- even though he hates it u can tell he’s so awkward

- and he’s only seventeen!! but is somehow so grown and still a baby at the same time

- in seventeen years has become such a stellar dancer and positive person, how does he do it

- so please love our wonderful maknae lee chan and support him w all your heart 

why you should love seventeen
  • choi seungcheol: because even though he's the leader he knows every member of the group is important and he will never try to take anything away from his boys. he looks out for them and cares about them and is really generous with his affection. also cheesy af and if you're into that kind of thing he's perfect for u
  • yoon jeonghan: because he's so incredibly patient and kind, and he looks out for his members (just look at him explaining stuff to minghao :-) ) also he's gorgeous and probably actually really sassy. his voice is amazing and if you don't know it yet I'm gonna redirect you to their predebut performance of mirotic
  • joshua hong: because he is a crazy talented musical creator. he can write and compose and rearrange and play the guitar and what more do you want?? his voice is so gentle and soothing and so so lovely to listen to (he's also really lovely to look at he's basically model material) also bboys but I'm gonna just let him battle this one out with minghao
  • wen junhui: because this boy is more than a triple threat he acts really well, can play the piano also really well, is REALLY academically intelligent, pulls off dance like its nbd and has had to learn Korean and can now be the chi-kor mc if he needs to. pls don't underestimate jun because underneath all the good looks he also has so much more to him. warning bc he can also be greasy af but other than that he's good
  • kwon soonyoung: fun fact you may know him as svt's impossibly talented choreographer but know that he could have been placed in vocal unit but decided to be put in performance unit so he could choreograph. also remember that he's a '96 liner with such a huge responsibility but he still pulls it off with a smile and for a boy his age to be doing all this is just so humbling and amazing?? he's also really funny and is really such a warm member of the group. also remember everything revolves around him i'm pretty sure 10:10 has become pledis' auspicious timing
  • jeon wonwoo: because you may think this boy is really quiet and might be cold but he's really not that. he's passionate about what he does, and always gives his 200% no matter what. (he's going to be that one seungcheol has to yell at to go sleep or take a break bc he's sick and will want to keep working) his voice is deeper than the ocean and when he smiles it genuinely feels like nothing could be wrong in the world and it'll make you question why you ever thought he could be a cold person. also be careful bc his jawline could cut through diamond
  • lee jihoon: because this boy is the reason why we have amazing songs we can use to introduce these 13 idiots to our friends. he works so. incredibly. hard. and is so dedicated to his work and puts so much pressure on himself to give nothing but all of himself and if you ever think he's only that kid with the coloured hair who's cute i will sit you down and change your mind. reminder that he's still so young, with so much responsibility i'm just really in awe of him
  • lee seokmin: because this boy is literally a ray of sunshine LOOK AT HIS SMILE. he's also hilarious(go watch andromeda episodes with him in it and slowly fall in love) and has such an impressive set of vocals on him seriously you need to carefully listen to this boy. idk why he's so underrated because he's actually got everything going on for him. also his face is literally so aesthetically pleasing ill just stop before i embarrass myself
  • kim mingyu: because this boy is a hUGE DWEEB. his height is insane idk what he eats but dAmn. pretty sure he's the definition of gentle giant because even though he's the tallest he's also so adorable and warm and deserves to be on the cover of gq and all the magazines. he also loves eating and can manage to look chill af even when he's in an eating competition (which he won btw go watch svt's qmentary)
  • xu minghao: BECAUSE THIS BOY IS THE EMBODIMENT OF ADORABLE. he works really hard to improve his korean and is that one who's really quiet but he catches everything. he's super supportive of his boys and will always be prepared to shoot anyone a supportive grin or nod or just any affirmation because he's so full of love. also loves dogs so he'll probably adopt 10 with you if you're willing. but underneath everything also watch out for this boy bc he's also a gangster (redirects you to all the photos where he's pointing the middle finger) and his b-boying will literally take ur breath away be careful
  • boo seungkwan: because he's so precious. he's the moodmaker of the group and is the reason why we get to learn so much about svt?? think about how effortlessly he can helm an interview or run andromeda and it's really through him that we get to see who seventeen is. not everyone can help bring 13 people to life but seungkwan does that so easily. also his vocals are to die for he's seriously SO talented and he deserves all the happiness. he also works really hard for what he wants,and i just know he will succeed. he loves his mum a lot which is so precious
  • hansol vernon chwe: because he's such a distinctive rapper and again, he's really dedicated to what he believes in and what's he's passionate about. he will fight for what he wants and won't simply keep quiet about what bothers him. this boy has a fire in him and he's really brave (although idk this might get him into trouble some day lol) he's also a really sweet boy to be honest, despite everything.
  • lee chan: because this boy is an amazing dancer. seriously, this kid is only 16 but the way he dances makes it look like he's been practicing for 20 years and his passion is so so admirable. he can choreograph, and does help soonyoung with it, which is amazing?? he has so much potential to go so far and really, if we're lucky enough to watch him grow older and as svt gains more experience, we'll get to see so much of Chan. he's also actually really cheesy and can be a romantic so ~

anonymous asked:

I'm just getting into blockb (omg bastarz!) & I'm trying to figure out their individual l personalities & was wondering if you could tell me some things about them? I've started watching shows but can't figure what they are truly like.Tysm in advance

Omg hi! Welcome to the fandom, new BBC friend! <3 Block B is the type of group that will always surprise you, especially if you think there is nothing left for them to do. lol I’m sure you’re gonna love them, each second more and more! :3

So, I’m gonna tell you what I  think about them, what I’ve seen and learned from them since I’ve became a bbc, a few years ago. I apologise for my English in advance.

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bbopsolo  asked:

Hey! I'm a new BTS fan. But I'm having trouble putting names to faces, especially Jin, Jungkook, and Suga. I can't tell them apart. Can you help me out? Btw I'm an American fan :) Also, are there any videos you recommend me watching? I've seen Boy in Luv, Just One Day, and a couple interviews, and I'm in love. Thanks so much!

/INHALES/

Okay first Jin. He’s the handsome awkward one with the broad shoulders. You can’t miss ‘em. He’s the oldest of the bunch. Super Mario fanboy. Nickname’s Pink Princess but don’t be fooled, he’s still quite manly. Cooking mama of the group. Dancing isn’t he’s strong point but he’s been improving a lot. Thick lips. According to the boys he’s also Grandmama. Can get a little sassy. Vocal line.

Then we have SUGA. He’s that rapper that you’d think is all rough and tough “oh he hard” but come to find out, he’s actually a cute soft ball of cuteness that loves Jimin. Papa and Grandpapa. Gummy smile. Doesn’t give a /blank/. He currently has a habit of not keeping his tongue in his mouth. Dangerous. Loves to write lyrics and produce music. Min PD. He will tell a hater like it is(ya’ll know). Second oldest. Rapper Line. My bias.

Next up we have J-hope. And like his name, he is a hopeful ray of sunshine and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that will brighten up your dingiest days. He’s your hope, he’s your angel. The member that says the fans are his girlfriend. Another mama. He doesn’t control his face nor his body. Likes to twerk and werk and twerk some more. He’s an amazing dancer and his rap skills are underrated. Can sing pretty well too. Third oldest. Rapper line, dance line.

Now the leader, Rap Monster. People tend to think the name is a bit much but believe me, he can rap quite a few under a Christmas tree. He may be the leader but he can get pretty cray at times. Like Jin, dancing is not his strong point. It’s RAP Monster not Dance Monster, never forget. Currently obsessed with the word “sexy”. Kim something new everyday. And like SUGA, writes lyrics, produces and he’s really just a ball of cuteness with a dimple the size of a pitfall. Fourth oldest. Rapper line. Sister’s bias.

Now for maknae line:

Jimin. Cute. Cute. Cutie with a booty. He’s the shortest member and also the troll of the group. He loves Jungkook, pretends he doesn’t love SUGA sometimes and has some sort of clique with J-hope. Currently has a knack for gettin’ at Rap Monster. All about revenge. Taeyang fanboy x3. He’s more than his abs(but dang) and his vocals will send you straight to Heaven. Eye smile. Superb dancer. Total cutie. Vocal line, dance line.

V! His real name is Taehyung. He’s supposedly an alien but his home planet is unknown at the moment. So 4D you probably won’t be able to wrap your head around it so don’t even try. He’s rapper line’s fanboy and loves Cypher pt.2 more than the fans probably. May secretly want to be a rapper. Dance skills are underrated, he can get it. Lovely deep vocal chords. Ever-changing hair color. Rocks the eyeliner. Cute in every way. Vocal line.

Last but bet your bottom dollar not least, Jungkook. Golden maknae. Sassy. He can sing like the sweet birds early in the morning. Sassy. At first we thought he was the sane member of the group but turns out he’s just as crazy as the rest. Sassy. G-dragon fanboy x100. He’s got all the noonas in his back and front pockets. If he’s not your bias, he may secretly be your bias. He can rap, dance, sing and errthing. Sassy but really a sweet little cutie. Vocal line, dance line.

As for what shows to watch: Watch EVERYTHING YOU CAN FIND. Watch all the Bangtan Bombs, watch all the Rookie King episodes, watch any interview that shows up, watch all their MVs, watch all their live performances, watch all their dance practices. Whatever you can get your hands on, WATCH IT. Watch it all, watch it all. Then re-watch.

Well that’s about it. Welcome to A.R.M.Y, as you’ll eventually find out, it’s not always easy but it’s definitely fun to love these 7 Bulletproof Boy Scouts.

-bangtannoonas

chelsey-in-wonderland  asked:

I'm curious since you mostly like SHINee I'm curious what you like about each of the members and your dislikes about them I'm curious what you think about them since your exo post made me curious on your opinions lol if you don't mind me asking (:

Ehhh okay I’ve been a shawol for a long time now and oh god this is gonna get long.

I’m gonna start with Jonghyun because I have a lot to say about him. We all know Jonghyun is one of the most amazing, acceptive, caring and loving people out there. He has always been so focused on his goals, of becoming an artist who writes his own lyrics and all that, and I admire him so much for that. But mostly, Jonghyun is someone who believes in equality, a feminist, if you wanna put it like that. When Jonghyun openly deffended the LGBT+ community I gained SO MUCH respect for him. That is a really big deal for a public figure to do in a country like South Korea. But then again, Jonghyun is not perfect. And one thing that bothered me a lot was how Jonghyun acted during Sherlock era. Acting a little too cocky, like he was the top shit of the universe, his ego so fucking inflated, forgetting about everything that matter to him in the beginning and mostly treating Jinki like he didn’t exist. All the members except for Jinki kinda bothered me during that era, and I guess Sherlock is one of my least favorites because of that. Things obviously changed during Dream Girl era, Jongyu going back to how they were before (even better, actually), and whatever problem they had going on was resolved.

Okay, Kibum. Key is definitely one of the stongrest people i’ve ever seen. He never felt 100% confident and he got denied at SM a few times and was bullied through his childhood for “not fitting the Korean beauty standard” bullshit. Yet Key managed to become an amazing person, and a true role model. But I feel like Key constantly shields himself from everyone else, acting like “a diva”, mostly to protect himself. Key is very kind and sweet and he deserves the best in this life. Key gets enough shit from people on the internet and it pisses me off. Sometimes I go through the comments on his instagram and I feel sick. He is such a good person and the fact that he gets so much hate and pointless criticism is pathetic. Key said that he didn’t feel like he was enough during debut era, and he got criticized by so many people, and that he cried everyday and was sad all the time. That hurts me so much, I can’t even begin to explain how much.

Minho is truly the nicest person on the planet. He’s got such a big heart and he’s so sweet to everyone. It surprised me when I found out that some non-shawols see Minho as a coldhearted guy. Like I don’t understand because he is Choi Tenderheart, to be honest. Of course Minho gets too excited about soccer and his hyungs, but don’t we all? Minho is that type of person whose smile can fix pretty much everything. It pisses me off that sometimes Minho is so underrated by this fandom because that guy is amazing, so charming and handsome and talented. Minho’s relationship with the fans also makes me so happy, he’s very caring towards all shawols (kshawols, jshawol, cshawols and ishawols) and the relationship of trust between minho and shinee world is amazing. And his voice is so fucking amazing, Minho’s voice is the entire ocean i cry so much.

Jinki is literally the best leader I’ve ever seen. He’s not bossy around his members, but the SHINee members know to respect Jinki, because he knows best, he is responsible and mature. Jinki is so intelligent and he always chooses the right thing to do. You can see that he truly cares about the members’ happiness and health and many times he puts the other members’ priorities in front of his own. As the leader, I understand why he feels like all the responsibility is on his shoulders and that he feels like he’s the one that needs to carry all the weight, but that worries me quite a bit. I worry about his health and his mental stability. I love how Jinki is a very sweet guy but he’s also so determined and intense. He gives 110% of himself on everything he does. Also Jinki is so so talented and his voice has so much emotion and you can tell he’s so passionate about what he does.

Taemin. Taemin, Taemin, ahhhh Lee Taemin. How do I even start? Lee Taemin is amazing. He went through a LOT of shit in his life. Being bullied in middle school, leaving his parents’ house when he was 15 to live with 4 older men, being mobbed at school during high school and having his privacy invaded, being told that he should give up on singing and just stick to dancing because his voice wasn’t really good, being hated by so many people for his androgynous looks, being called a f**, a queer, online and irl. Taemin became a recluse and introvert person. I really don’t blame him for that, you know. He went through all that and he still managed to develop as an artists and become one of the top performers in Korea. He proved everyone wrong with Ace. Taemin is also so sweet, funny and kind. He won’t let it show that often because, like Key, I feel like he shields himself with a coldhearted image. I believe that Taemin thinks that crying might represent that he’s vulnerable, and people will attack him again. You can constantly see Taemin holding back his tears. Taemin is also someone who works his hardest all the time. He never gives up, never. And he is such a beautiful person, inside and out. He worries about the fans and his hyungs and his parents and his brother so much. He has an amazing remarkable stage presence and he was born to be an artist. I can’t really imagine Taemin doing anything other than this. I like how shy he is, i know that it might not be appealing to all people, but i think it’s quite charming.

i don’t know how to articulate this feeling so sorry if this seems messy or whatever but white people love using my sweet darling lover idris elba as the poster boy for diversity in hollywood or whatever but like they don’t see his fucking movies

he’s so underrated and it’s odd that some people think he’s actually overrated. he’s talked about as if he’s on equal footing with white actors that rose to prominence at the same time that he did, but he isn’t. he doesn’t get the same amount of really great, complex roles as them and he certainly isn’t given the same amount of media spotlight

then like beasts of no nation came around and it’s incredible and critically acclaimed and he’s being lauded for his performance all over the place (as well as abraham attah, my talented son) yet ???? no oscar nomination???? people are fucking praising leo’s entire fucking nutsack because he just ‘gives so much of himself’ to the roles he plays and as much as i love leo, idris is just as good of an actor

idk i’m just lost and upset because idris is literally one of the best actors currently out there but they don’t wanna pay him any attention unless it’s to prove that they don’t completely hate black people and don’t even get me started on how white women in the media fetishize him, that’s an entirely different irritating conversation

anonymous asked:

can we talk about how HARD calvin fell?! like they hadnt been together thaaat long at the BBMAs yet he was still like all over her?!

That’s the thing it wasn’t even him being all over her that showed how into her he was. It was how he looked at her when she wasn’t paying attention and how he hugged her and it seemed like it took forever for him to let go. I feel like he’s that guy that doesn’t really share with other people like how deeply he feels about a person or he’ll underrate his feelings. But he’s so much better at showing it. With the smiles and the stares and even when he held her hand for two steps that one time in NYC. TWO STEPS. He’s so protective of her and looks at her like she is all of the beauty in the world. He watches her perform so intently, he’s seen the show numerous times. He probably knows who all the guests are. But every time he watches her he has this gaze on her like he’s trapped in a world with just them two and he can’t take his eyes off of her. Even when someone in the squad starts joking around with him he looks away for a second and then he turns right back to her. He says things like “she’s an amazing cook…and person” or “it could be a lot worse and I would still be extremely happy” but I think he’s downplaying what he feels. Like, that’s all he could actually say but when you see how he is WITH her, it looks like so much more than a few simple words and why did y'all let me rant like this you know I get emo about these things send help