i actually think he was a really underrated performance all around

EXO APPRECIATION POST

A/N: This was not planned and I should totally be studying now but I’m fed up with stuff I’m reading these days , coming from the inside of the fandom mostly and these type of situations just trigger my inner crazy EXO-L so I’M GONNA SPREAD LOVE TO ALL THE MEMBERS I DON’T CARE.

Originally posted by nikaiv

->Kim Junmyeon (Suho):

Originally posted by suhomysuho

-this boy trained for 7 years ok?

-i’m obv biased but one of the best kpop group leaders out there

-actually is thinking about EXO all the time

-sincere eyesmile

-takes care of all members

-big sense of responsibility

-probably blames himself if anything bad happens to EXO

-is prob very pressured by the company

-LOVES all the members, i’m sure of it

-also loves fans with all his being

-never dissapointed us

-defends EXO all the time

-precious

-learned to be more himself on camera

-is always improving

-one of the most handsome guys out there

-doesn’t care about fanwars

-carries everything on his shoulders

-tries to make EXO-L happy all the time

-comforts members  

-underrated talent

-dad jokes 

-but it comes from his heart

-is always teased af but everyone loves him too much

->Kim Minseok (Xiumin):

-has always been amazingly precious

-works hard

-cute af

-sexy af

-relatable

-amazing laugh

-great vocals

-everyone respects him

-is always teased by baek but secretly loves it

-Suho’s partner for dad jokes

-can have a lot of facial expressions

-is always the one chosen to talk by the other members

-is much more popular than SM expected him to be (suck it losers)

-looks good all the time

-is much more than just looks though

-performs af

-simple with a touch of too much

-mature guy with a fun side

->Zhang Yixing (Lay):

-someone hold me up while talking about this boy

-king

-cutie pie sweetie

-so talented

-underrated vocals

-cares SO much about EXO 

-works too hard 

-like all the time

-has an amazing soul

-look at this smile

-puts too much pressure on himself

-is the link between present ot9 and old ot12

-broke a bunch of records with his solo

-feels comfy around the members

-sometimes is shy

-can be straighforward

-is always trying to contact fans

-reads fan letters at airports

-husband material

-also sexy af

-look at those hips ok?

-literally never stops practicing

-because he always thinks he is not doing good enough

-musically gifted

-how can someone not like him??????????? i’ll never understand

->Byun Baekhyun (Baekhyun):

-popular line

-extra af

-expressive

-vocals that make me cry

-for real

-always tries to lighten up the mood

-can get angry

-it’s a light

-king of dance improvement

-knows what EXO-L think

-lowkey everyone’s bias

-don’t deny it

-flirty

-after you are too into EXO, you can just know what he’s thinking by observing his facial expressions

-little shit

-in a good way

-Yixing protection squad president

-doesn’t deserve all the shit he gets

-laughs and smiles 

-tease

-so talented

-he literally trained for like 6 months

-somehow still manages to always surprise us

->Kim Jongdae (Chen):

Originally posted by overnightprincess

-kind

-prob one of the best vocalists out there

-king of dance improvement part 2

-where’s his solo?

-admits to have a dirty mind

-and knows we all do too

-laughs a lot

-screams a lot

-whines a lot

-passes a lot of emotion through singing

-i don’t think i’ve ever seen this boy sad

-sometimes underrated talent

-has a good relationship with all members

-gets awkward sometimes

-gets annoyed 

-cuddly

-mature guy with a fun side part 2

-always gives his all

-veins

-high notes

-knows the limits when teasing

-helps others

-defends his members

-> Park Chanyeol (Chanyeol):

Originally posted by ohhsenshine

-musically gifted 

-can do anything basically

-works so hard

-is always putting pressure on himself

-but it is silent about it

-popular line 

-goes with the mood 

-best rapper of SM (sorry not sorry)

-appreciates everything fans do

-wants to be loved

-loves back

-can be really really cute

-even if he is a giant

-gets stressed easily

-ears

-underrated vocals

-seriously

-family oriented

-still reaction king

-supports everyone

-!!!

-tease

-very handsome

-is prob making music rn

-sleeps late

->Do Kyungsoo (D.O.):

Originally posted by tokyo-inn

-hold me up when talking about this boy part 2

-one of my favorite voices for real

-you can swim at his vocals

-is so genuine

-is friends’ with all the members

-very gifted actor

-maybe doesn’t express that much but you can see he appreciates everything fans do with all his heart

-smol 

-lethal

-wants to murder Chanyeol and Baekhyun

-but actually loves them too much to do so

-his smile>>>>>>>>>

-and laugh

-everyone loves him

-is actually really fun

-is naturally cute

-even if he doesn’t accept it

-gentleman

-cute eyes thing

-really really handsome

-generally doesn’t die his hair

-because he is superior

-kidding

-actually loves being EXO

-RnB/Soul king

->Kim Jongin (Kai) :

Originally posted by death-by-jongin

-I might get a little too ahead of myself rn so i’m sorry in advance

-overworks himself all the time

-is literally always practicing

-cries when he doesn’t get to perform

-literally just wants to dance and sing 

-is thankful

-is a baby 

-family oriented

-puppy lover

-underrated vocals

-genious dancer

-pouts

-best laugh ever

-looks good all the time

-really really cute

-king of facial expressions on stage

-has two personalities

-hip thrusts generally on point

-looks great in suits

-has the kindest soul

-well-manered

-observes a lot

-can be quiet

-thinks a lot

-gets nervous before performing

-puts too much pressure on himself

-100% potential to be sexy at any time

-king of smirks

-is always dramatic when dancing

-can be deep if you understand what he is saying

-boyfriend material

-is very soft 

-kim kai

-cuddly

-> Oh Sehun (Sehun):

Originally posted by channieschubbycake

-do i even have to do this? everyone knows i love him

-is always improving

-underrated actor

-honestly i laugh at all interviews he is in because he is so random i luv him

-is also a baby

-popular line

-needs company

-gets lonely

-loves Suho

-most loyal of them all

-quiet

-unique in his own way

-really good laugh

-has died his hair of every color ever

-likes to comunicate with fans

-is very fun when not on awkward interviews

-loves EXO

-lowkey king

-can be shy

-sometimes doesn’t know how to speak what he’s thinking

-ocassionally writes cute letters

-really really really handsome

-we all get proud when he gets his solo dancing shots

-sleeps late along with Chanyeol

-has a really soft heart

-lowkey makes fun of himself

-all the members are his brothers

-is precious af

BONUS: (i’m a hardcore ot12 stan, what did you expect?)

->Wu Yifan (Kris):

Originally posted by vvu-yi-fan

-very talented

-obv underrated

-looks cold

-is actually kind

-loves his mom

-hard worker

-international

-very very handsome

-doesn’t regret his time with EXO

-has a lot of opinions

-is a really nice guy for real

-appreciates his fans so much

-really great smile

-sexyyyyyyyyy

-says he gets all the girls

-is actually a dork

-clumsy

-speaks a bunch of languages

-boy is smart

-galaxy 

-> Luhan:

Originally posted by morningsdeer

-is an actual prince

-i’m not even kidding

-manly

-is shy on camera

-has been much more natural nowadays though

-is conquering the world

-defends himself

-loves soccer

-family oriented

-extroverted + introverted

-really shiny eyes

-great smile

-is awkward

-gets anxious while doing interviews

-is constantly improving

-underrated dancer

-probably the only one that still contacts every EXO member ever

-mature but fun guy part 3

-is willing to give his all

-has something to say to the paparazzi and stalkers

-still gets shy often

-you cannot not like him

-i’ll say it again, actual prince

-> Huang Zitao (Tao):

Originally posted by zitao-vevo

-is also a baby

-has grown up a lot though

-really sincere with the fans

-wants to tell us everything

-admits his mistakes

-wants to be loved

-appreciates the fans too much

-loves the members

-specially close to Sehun and Suho

-very talented

-underrated

-soft 

-martial arts king

-is happy now and that’s all that matters

-loves to perform

-has a burning passion for it

-is also always improving

-easy to know when he is tired or annoyed

-great laugh

-works hard

-precious part12

-is heartbreaking to watch him cry

-overcomes obstacles

-lowkey diva

-in a good way

-protect him

PSA TO FANS WHO STAN ‘unpopular’/’underrated’ GROUPS : please reblog

So I’m writing this to other fans that know the struggle of being constantly scared for the disbandment of one of your fave groups. I know Nu'est fans, Topp Dogg fans, After School, Stellar, B.I.G, Madtown, 24k, Boys Republic, MYNAME, Berry Good, Rainbow, Sonamoo, f(x), History and so many other fandoms can relate. You all know who you are, and I’m praying, hoping, that we can all help each other out again, like we’ve done before and band together to help support a group that I really don’t want to disappear like so many others have.

If you’re interested in helping out that would mean the world to me but if not, maybe you could check out some of the links I’ve attached below, or REBLOG, or even just check out one video: BIGSTAR’s most recent comeback Full Moon Shine. If you’d like to just skip to the links, I’ll have everything under the cut, but if you’d like to read a little about the group and hear my thoughts that would be awesome. (There is quite a bit, I will warn you.)

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Best Birthday Ever ❣

A/N: Happy biiirthday Mia! @ticklygiggles My precious dear, I’m sorry I couldn’t do something better! I wanted to surprise you a little u////u 

I haven’t written this pairing everrrr and it’s a quite underrated pairing and we need more of them I thinnnnkkk ^^ I hope you like it dearie! love you till the end and hope you will enjoy a wonderful wooonderful day

Summary: Surprises are the best when you don’t expect them at all. Especially when your loves knows what kind of things you like the most, even when you deny them 10,000x times. Rei discovers all this on just a regular birthday.

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“It’s Rei’s birthday! Rei’s birthday!” Izumi came barging into Rei’s room and began to perform some loud, annoying act around his bed by dancing and singing. How very cute. Eh, not. Rei felt guilty for being so grumpy. He groaned and pulled the pillow over his head, closing his eyes tightly.

“Yes. Thank you,” he murmured sleepily. Shougo was abroad, no big deal. He tried not to feel too upset about it. They had celebrated many of his birthdays together after all. So why would he care? 

A singing birthday card two days early, a bouquet of roses one day early, and a singing Izumi beside his bed on the day itself (probably not Shougo’s doing, but still…) should have been more than enough to satisfy a grown man on his birthday. Right? Yet, why was Rei feeling as if this was going to be the worst birthday ever…?

Happy birthday to Rei, happy birthday to Rei! ♫” Why Izumi felt so desperate to sing to him like this, so overly active, he did not know. Probably because he was feeling bad for him that Shougo wasn’t here, and that the whole Sena family was too busy to spend the day at home to celebrate their manager’s birthday. The thoughts of Izumi pitying him didn’t really brighten his mood either.

Falling back in a brief slumber, Rei dozed off and vaguely could hear Izumi’s singing voice echo through his head before it faded in the distance. Wherever the kid was going, Rei hoped he would just go far away and leave him and his precious dignity alone, thank you. 

Half awake, he noticed how the silence became a notable thing. It had gone from noisy to really quiet in such a short amount of time. Well, he didn’t mean that far away. Was Izumi okay? 

“Izumi..?” He lifted his head off his pillow, only to notice an envelope that was next to him. Wait, what ? Since when was that here? Another singing card from Shougo? Izumi’s present for him? 

Still tired and grumpy, Rei grabbed it and opened it. Taking out the card that was inside, he held his breath, waiting for more loud and annoying singing voices to disturb the peace. Instead, a message was written inside.

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Why I only act like a fangirl for GOT7

-They’re not just GOT7. They’re VISUAL7, TALENTED7, AEGYO7, LIT7, FUCKITUPPP7, EVERYTHINGAMAZING7 -But no really do y'all pay attention to their looks?? -NONE OF THEM LOOK BAD EVER. NOT EVEN STOP STOP IT ERA THEM -BamBam is a dank meme -But JB is too -And Mark lowkey -Don’t forget Yugyeom -Actually let’s just say they all are -The Naruto run in that one interview -Mark, Jackson and JB fly and twirl in the sexiest ways -OKAY BUT HAVE YOU EVER PAID ATTENTION TO THE MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO IN THE BACKGROUND OR THE STUFF YUGYEOM DANCES TO?? THEY LISTEN TO DRAKE AND JEFF BERNAT AND BRYSON TILLER LIKE I CANNOT EVEN 😩 -Yugyeom makes every stage he comes on pregnant -Like honestly, yes his sexy dance is sexy af no lie, but do y'all see how this guy never missed a beat? He catches EVERY BEAT IN THE SONG LIKE HIS DANCE ABILITY IS RIDICULOUS -But let me not leave out Jinyoung and JB’s skills because dayum have you seen their moves? -And Jackson’s -And Mark’s -And Youngjae’s -They all dance so well it hurts like I live for the choreography and their songs. I want to learn to dance to them all -All of their smiles. Because I feel the sun shine brighter when they smile. Like each one has their own unique smile and all of them are beautiful -BamBam pre glo and after glo. Both are just perfect -Jackson’s fucking powerful ass freestyles. Like he’s goofy af but he’s really got the moves. Go Wang Puppy -Mark can fly -Mark is the visual out of a group of visuals -Mark’s hairstyles -Mark’s dancing. Really guys, who the hell said he was the weakest? Cause in every dance video, my eyes somehow get drawn to Mark at some point and I have to rewind because he drew me in with his dancing -Like before I noticed Mark, I noticed Mark’s dancing -“Who’s the red head with the moves? 👀” -His personality shows in his moves. They’re fluid and easy going and it looks so easy to follow his moves. Until you actually try to -Then you realize these guys work hard af and Mark has the moves -Jackson with his hair down -He’s literally a puppy. I mean a giant puppy for real -But then again they all kinda are -Except for Jinyoung -He reminds me of a kitten -And Yugyeom reminds me of a Golden Retriever sometimes and then a mouse the other -Cause Tom&Jerry -Jinyoung’s dorky laugh -Jackson’s high pitched laugh -The fact that when Mark laughs, it sounds like he’s a child at a park having the most amazing time on the merry go round -It’s so giddy and precious and makes him so innocent -HIT THE STAGE YUGYEOM -The migratory bird’s laugh -BamBam’s breathless laugh -JB’s geek laugh -Youngjae laughs like a child being chased by the tickle monster -Yet another person who laughs like a kid having the time of his life -The fact that Youngjae is sunshine otter -The fact that no one can ever really rank members without feeling somewhat discontent because they’re all so good at everything like -The rap line sings really well. Jackson is the most confident which shows in his voice. BamBam comes in second with that because he prefers to sing off key purposely to be the meme he is. And then Mark is just a shy bean. It’s so cute and I know you’re busy squealing at his cuteness and laughing till it hurts at BamBam, but really listen to them -Cause Mark and BamBam have the fucking vocals -While we’re on the subject of vocals, JB’s voice is so strong and soulful -Like you can tell that man listens to Musiq Soulchild because his voice carries alot of R&B traits -Youngjae made me think of Elliot Yamin the first time I heard his voice and then I find out he likes Elliot Yamin -Not saying they sound like them, but the music you listen to impacts how your voice sounds. And they both have very strong emotional R&B type voices -Lemme not leave Jinyoung out though -I can’t really pinpoint a single genre for Jinyoung’s voice. -But his voice has alot of emotion and soul -It’s soooo underrated -Like have y'all heard his voice in Mr. Chu’s chorus? Or in the Japanese version of Stay? Or in This Star?? -Which he wrote -Speaking of which, they write alot of their songs -And they’re hits -All over the world -Jinyoung and Yugyeom’s choreography skills -Jinyoung’s acting -JB’s acting - I love both but like… Jinyoung really gives me fucking chills -The fact that they took one of their self made memes and made it into a lit ass song -Youngjae’s engrish -Youngjae period -The fact that so many people claim Youngjae is a weak dancer, when I can’t seem to find this weak dancer -Like he can move forreal. He’s shy about it but he can. He’s weak with freestyle and that’s cause he’s shy. But weak dancer? Where?? Je n'ai comprend pas -Jinyoung’s facial expressions -Mark’s facial expressions -Both really speak well with their faces -Like Mark can just give a look and you just know what he has to say without him saying it -BamBam’s cooking skills -Markson being bilingual on Star King -Like they remind me of two mischievous brothers. I can’t ship them as anything but brothers honestly -Like they make me think of a cooler Zack and Cody -Mark is calm quiet -Jackson is loud and rowdy -They’re like Yin Yang actually -Mark is calm and quiet but he has hyper and loud within him as well -And Jackson is the opposite -But back to the brothers thing. They’re like two smart ass twins who cause good natured trouble -A little like Hikaru and Karou from OHSHC -Dream High 2. -Dream Knight -“A” Teasers -Their reactions to all 3 -Their reaction to Jackson’s YouTube video on Weekly Idol -The fact that when Mark gets shy or overwhelmed, he unconsciously clings to or hides behind something -Or someone -Someone like the giant Maknae -They have a giant maknae -Jackson on Roomate -When Jackson’s parents came on Christmas -Y'all I’m not an easy crier. But I was bawling -Because Jackson, despite how popular and rowdy and everywhere he is -He’s still this amazing kid who loves to be in mommy’s arms -He loves his parents so much -The way he lights up with them -I saw a clip where he was in between both his parents -He couldn’t keep the smile off his face -Even when he wasn’t smiling you felt the light and smile radiating from him -Speaking of smiles… Jackson has bunny teeth -It’s so precious -Mark has shark teeth -I have a thing for guys with pretty eyes and pretty smiles so when Mark and Jackson smile… Jesus -JB’s eyes. They’re extremely cute. Especially when he’s in puppy mode (Puppy mode=Hair down and in it’s natural state) -The fact that BamBam puts on makeup, but then takes it off and looks the exact same -Except tanner. Which isn’t bad at all because his skin tone looks amazing on him -BamBam’s legs -Yugyeom’s legs -Mark’s butt and legs -Jackson’s thighs -The fact that Jinyoung is a tease with the clothes he wears showing he does in fact have this bomb ass body but never taking off his clothes and showing us said body -But that’s okay because these boys don’t need to strip to bring appeal to them. We die when they just breathe -The fact that this could go on forever because they’re really amazing and everything. -I’ll state a few more and then go to sleep cause it’s 4am and bitch I’m dying -Flight Log. All three. Beautiful. -The guitar playing in Flight Log: Departure ( DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN LISTEN TO A FULL COVER CAUSE I REALLY HAVE A THING FOR ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND PIANO) -Youngjae’s trance when he plays piano -Yugyeom’s trance when he dances -JB and Jinyoung’s trance when they sing -Mark’s trance period -They love what they do so much that it makes me happy to understand how much they love it -The aura when Yugyeom is being a lil shit and goofing off around his hyungs vs. His aura when he’s performing his dance moves -Like Hit The Stage had me shook. His whole aura changed. Maknae my ass. He became daddy -The fact that I can say alot about GOT7 without sounding too creepy or too mature because I was born in 1999 -Youngjae’s shyness -Everytime they’re on Weekly Idol -Everytime they’re on a variety show period -Law Of The Jungle -Mark’s Hyper Time -IGOT7 -REAL GOT7 -Just right summer -Youngjae is a visual -GOT7 dissing 2PM -Their reaction when a member of 2PM came out while they were dissing them -Like they all screamed and ran to the other side of the studio like toddlers. So precious -The fact that within the first 5 minutes of IGOT7 episode one, BamBam had us swooning by moving to shyly stand in the corner cause he was overwhelmed by all the cameras -Signal to their pastselves -“ANDWEE?!! ANDWEEEE!!” *Voice cracks* -“This is 2015.” “ It’s 2016.” 0.0… “They said it’s 2016.” -Jackson going off on himself in 3 different languages -“Do you even understand what I’m saying right now?? STUDY KOREAN.” -“RAMEYOOOOON (Furious)” -“ NEVER ACT CUTE” -“Here…. It is 2016. And you are…..living a really boring life. Do something. Whatever… *Smiles pitifully*” -“Better just not make a comeback period.” -DON’T FALL ASLEEP IN THE HAIR SALON -Jinyoung is an little devil -“Did you hear that? He said he’s going to kill me.” -Jackson’s heart -Mark tried to save a fan from a falling light fixture -The fact that Mark is an idol but is so humble and down to earth -“Don’t just walk off. Make sure the cameras see you too.” -Mark, who cares not for appearing on broadcast, but on being a helpful silent hardworking child. Bless him -Idol life never changed any of them. They’re all humble great boys. -“Hyung! Do you believe in me?!” “YES!” “…BUT I WOULD LIKE TO APPEAR ON BROADCAST!” -“BABYBABYBABYBABY-BABYBABY!” -Follow Me -Yugyeom and BamBam are fanboys -They’re the best of friends -It’s beautiful to watch how close they are -All of them really -No one is left out -They are the definition of “Ohana means family and family means ‘No one gets left behind’” -Stan them and everything about them -Because these 7 dorks… The way they are. The things they do. They not only entertain you, but they make you wanna be great too. It’s amazing really -They are

Originally posted by markyieuns

Originally posted by jiminschicken

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #185 - The Princess Diaries

Spoilers Below

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: I think so.

Do I remember it: I remember that it exists and that I saw it.

Did I see it in theaters: No

Format: Blu-ray

This film was nominated by @princessofsunnydale for my first Epic Movie (Re)Watch poll, so it only feels right that I should dedicate it to her.

1) I have not watched this film in AT LEAST 10 years. It’s probably closer to 12 or 13 (although I do remember the soundtrack well because I own it). So in a lot of ways this like a first viewing.

2) There’s a nice sense of place which is immediately established around Mia’s home. It helps establish the character of both her and her mother with their eccentricities and charm.

3) Wait? This was produced by Whitney Houston? Huh.

4) Sandra Oh is in this?

Originally posted by animations-daily

Wow, the things you don’t notice as a child.

5) This is very telling of Mia’s experience at high school.

Mia: “Someone sat on me again.”

6) Anne Hathaway as Mia.

Originally posted by thinkingg-out-louud

Immediately Hathaway is able to show off and incredible honesty when portraying Mia. You see her shyness and clumsiness wonderfully. But she’s not JUST the stereotypical of an awkward teenage girl. You see where Mia is comfortable, where she’s not, and that’s nice. Hathaway plays all facets of Mia’s personality wonderfully well, bringing a wonderful inquisitiveness and hart to what is the strong base of the film.

7) Ugh, this crap.

Queen Clarisse [upon seeing Mia for the first time]: “You look so [pause as she tries to find a compliment for her appearance] young.”

The trope of, “girl who is not traditionally beautiful absolutely NEEDS a makeover so her outer beauty matches her inner beauty,” can die a horrible and painful death. What the heck is wrong with Mia? She wars glasses, she has big hair, and eyebrows which are compared to Brooke Burke’s. What the heck is wrong with Brooke Burke? I’m tired of films making it seem like this isn’t attractive. I think Mia is GORGEOUS even before her transformation.

8) If this line isn’t iconic for my generation I don’t know what is.

(GIFs originally posted by @animations-daily​)

9) I like that Mia loses her shit instead of being like, “Oh, I’m a princess! My life is a fairytale!” She realizes the real world implications of this and the pressure it puts on her.

Mia: “Just in case I’m not enough of a freak already, let’s add a tiara!”

10) According to IMDb:

Mia’s cat, Fat Louie, was Anne Hathaway’s pet in real-life. Four different cats played the role. One who allowed people to carry it, one who could sit still, another who would jump, and the last one, who sits on the envelope at the end of the movie.

11) Julie Andrews as Queen Clarisse.

Originally posted by lejazzhot

Julie Andrews is a legend of cinema and brings the same kind of focus to her role as Queen Clarisse as she would to Mary Poppins. Clarisse is good at being a formal stuck in the mud while also being warm and sympathetic. You can see her heart, the empathy she has, and it is not that much of a stretch for her relationship with Mia to grow into another strong fundamental of this movie. It’s a stand out performance in the film and a nice addition to the veteran actresses’ resumé.

12) Um…what!?

Queen Clarisse: “You have a cousin who’s a Contessa. Formerly known as Bartholomew. Actually we call him Pookie.”

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

I had to google this to make sure a Contessa is always a woman and they are. And this might not be a big deal NOW but I am pleasantly surprised to see that they referenced the fact Mia has a transgender cousin in a 2001 Disney film (even if there was a pronoun slip).

13) Hector Elizondo as Joe.

Originally posted by kpfun

Elizondo is director Garry Marshall’s lucky charm and features in nearly all of the director’s films. He’s pretty amazing in this, able to play Joe as someone who is intimidating and professional but WILDLY sympathetic to Mia. You can tell he cares for her and Queen Clarisse deeply even if he’s not showing it in the most massive of ways. It’s quiet but deep and at times very moving. Also he’s a badass.

Lily: “You know you look like Shaft?”

Joe: “Yes.”

14) This is an interesting visual I wish had been explored a bit more. Why is this guy so obsessed with M&M’s?

Originally posted by emmaduerrewatson

15) If I haven’t said it before, Mia is pretty cool. She knows cars, art, has a wonderful sense of humor, is a rock climber, and just a wonderfully well rounded/full breathing character.

16) One of the most underrated small characters in this film is Mia’s gym teacher.

Mia [playing soccer]: “I can’t do this, I’m a girl.”

Gym Teacher Harbula: “What am I, a duck!?”

17) I have a fundamental philosophical issue with putting such emphasis on being “proper” and all that crap. Who determines what is “proper” and why is looking a certain way, standing a certain way, and sitting a certain way so much more important than treating people well? I hate that.

18) The relationship Joe has with Clarisse is VERY nice, but according to IMDb:

The on-screen relationship between Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) and Joseph (Hector Elizondo) was not scripted. The dance scene, and the underlying affection was added by the two. According to Hector Elizondo, “We felt that a romance after fifty was important to tell, and it can be sensual and sexy while keeping your clothes on.”

Originally posted by marilynwhitmore

19) Larry Miller as Paolo.

Originally posted by emmaduerrewatson

Miller is another frequent collaborator with director Garry Marshall and an incredible character actor, stealing the entire film with his scene as Paolo. Committed absolutely to his character, Miller has a lot of fun in an absolutely hysterical role. I don’t remember most of the fine details of this film but I remember Paolo.

20) The makeover scene - while key and possibly iconic to a lot of people - ties into what I talked about in note #7.

Paolo: “You will be beautiful!”

She already IS beautiful you jerk! Why are glasses ugly? Why is her bushy hair ugly? And of course, this crap!

Queen Clarisse [after Mia’s makeover]: “Better, much better.”

NO! NOT BETTER! DIFFERENT! NOT WORSE, BUT WHY IS THIS BETTER!? IT’S JUST DIFFERENT!

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21) Similarly, Lily giving Mia crap for her new look is really crummy behavior from a best friend.

Lily: “Oi. Who destroyed you.”

Lily is a fundamentally bad friend in these moments. She shouldn’t judge Mia for her makeover anymore than Queen Clarisse should judge Mia for her pre-makeover look. Basically: don’t judge people for their appearance, whether they meet traditional standards of beauty or not. Let them look however the heck they want to look.

(GIF originally posted by @marshmallow-the-vampire-slayer)

22) I love this line.

Originally posted by olivierassayas

23) One thing I love in films is when they embrace the visual medium. We see Mia talking to Lily, we don’t hear what she says, but we KNOW. We don’t need to hear. The message is: Lily knows everything the audience does now and she’s excited!

24) I kinda get high school bullies, but also not really. Is your self esteem so low that you really need to consistently make other people miserable/get them in trouble to feel better about yourself? For example: why does Mandy Moore so passionately call Mia out for wearing a hat JUST to get her in trouble. Mia is not hurting anyone and if the teacher cared enough he’d have already asked her not to wear it. It’s just stupid.

25) The biggest problem with this film I would say is the pacing. There are a number of scenes - specifically, princess lesson scenes - which are fun but don’t add to any of the characters or plot. They’re a little self indulgent. HOWEVER, they are also the most memorable scenes in the movie so cutting them would be a mistake. So I’m not sure what to say, actually. I’m just going to move on.

26) Wow. These films are so gay (not in a derogatory sense but in an actual homosexual sense).

Paolo [after the press learns Mia is a princess]: “I outed you! So to speak. I don’t mean to imply -”

FYI: I’d be so okay if Mia were gay or bi or anything. I need more representation in my life.

27) Things you don’t pick up on as a child.

Teacher Over PA: “Will the feng shui club please stop rearranging the tables on the front lawn?”

28) This was NOT scripted but instead a mistake made by Anne Hathaway that she rolled with.

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29) Man, Joe just has a ton of great advice.

Joe [after Mia asks if she should quite being a princess]: “No one can really quite being who they are.”

30) According to IMDb:

When Mia accidentally sets the man’s arm on fire, the flames were supposed to go out when he puts his arm in the ice bucket, but they didn’t. Anne Hathaway panicked and threw the glass of water on it, which was not scripted.

Originally posted by filmlady

31) Okay, throughout this film and its sequel I find that I am constantly impressed with how supportive the Prime Minister of Genovia is of Mia.

Prime Minister’s Wife [after Mia eats too much of the frozen cream]: “She didn’t realize it was frozen!”

Prime Minister: “Well what should we do?”

Prime Minister’s Wife: “We should do the same!”

[The eat as much frozen cream as Mia and begin to imitate her.]

32) The day out Mia and Clarisse have together is loads of fun. It really shows the development of their relationship and just how deep a connection they have. How Clarisse is able to forget being proper now and then because Mia comes first as her granddaughter. It’s a truly wonderful sequence.

33) Also, major props to the amount of BS-ing Clarisse pulled to get Mia out of trouble with the police. SHE MAKES UP A KNIGHTHOOD ON THE SPOT AND THEY’RE SO FLATTERED THEY LET MIA BE!!! I love that.

34) Oh Mia…

Josh: “I hate phony publicity seekers.”

Don’t fall for that Mia! The guy didn’t even pay attention to Mia before she was a princess and now he’s all over her. Mia’s mom even observes that he was never nice to her! And I know this is a film and this creates conflict, but ugh it just hurts.

35) I DO remember the foot pop! It’s like the thing I remember the most!

(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)

36) Okay, let’s recap. Mia goes to the beach with a guy who she thinks likes her. Mia is used by the guy to get famous. Mia is harassed and stalked by paparazzi. Mia tries to take shelter in a changing booth. Mandy Moore exposes Mia’s naked body to the paparazzi who again further harass her. AND MIA IS THE ONE IN TROUBLE!?!??!?!?!?!?!

(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)

The only thing she did wrong was not tell Lily she wouldn’t be on the show. She even told Lily’s brother to make sure she didn’t just ditch him! But no, it’s, “I’m giving up the crown because I messed up.” Forget that!

37) God bless Joe.

Clarisse [about Mia’s being manipulated]: “Why didn’t she have enough common sense to deal with this?”

Joe: “She’s only fifteen.”

38) I just realized how I have yet to talk about how awesome Heather Matarazzo is in this film.

Originally posted by mariotheking-blog

She plays Mia’s best friend Lily with wonderful enthusiasm, stealing a number of great scenes from the film. She’s funny, able to show her vulnerability, makes her honest, and has a wonderful chemistry/relationship with Hathaway/Mia. It’s just another part of what makes the film fun.

39) I really appreciate that Michael is not Nice Guy™. He doesn’t whine about “the friend zone” and he doesn’t go out of his way to make Mia feel guilty for not liking him back. He’s a bit of a tool when she asks him out but he’s hurt in that moment and doesn’t necessarily want to open himself back up. He could go on and on about how he’s always been there for her and Mia’s given him nothing or some bullshit like that. I like it.

40) Get wrecked, Mandy Moore’s character (I don’t remember her name)!

Originally posted by stydixa

(GIF originally posted by @stydixa)

41) It took me until almost the end to finally put to words that this film isn’t about Mia being pretty or even about her being a princess. It’s about her gaining some agency in her life, a little confidence, and actually taking control of things. That’s WAY more interesting than, “Oh, you were born a princess. Let’s do only princessy things from now on!”

42) Wow, I did not expect something this deep in The Princess Diaries.

Mia’s Father [via letter]: “Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear.”

43) Mia showing up as she does to the ball removes the support of “proper” appearance. She is a mess right now, all she has is her words and her decision to convince these people she should be queen. And she rocks it.

Originally posted by invisiblechange

44) Honestly I’m more invested in Joe & Clarisse’s relationship than Mia & Michael’s, but at least she got her foot pop.

Originally posted by esoporquesi


The Princess Diaries held up much better than I was expecting. Hathaway is pretty freaking great, as is Julie Andrews, and the film just has this incredible beating heart and message of confidence to it. Sure, it falls victim to some tropes of the genre (the makeover stuff will forever bother me in all movies), but it transcends others (Mia’s boyfriend at the end is not a Nice Guy™). If you don’t have a taste for film’s which wear their hearts on their sleeves, then maybe you should avoid this. But the rest of you? You may find that you like it more than you first expected to.

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. 

What if the Phantom Thieves were a band?

I’ve kind of been thinking about this idea of the Phantom Thieves being a band after seeing a post from @rosesandpersona5imagines where they got an ask about it (https://rosesandpersona5imagines.tumblr.com/post/162331823638/what-instruments-do-you-think-the-gang-would-play). And I kind of wanted to do my own version of it actually. I think a lot about music since I want to become a guitarist and I often think about what band I would love to be apart of. And sometimes, I do think about being in a cosplay band for some reason. And it’s actually kind of fun to envision. I also live to think about what musicians they would be like. So here’s my spin on a Band AU of the main Persona 5 cast.

Warning: Lots of gifs. Like…way too much maybe.

Name: The Phantoms

Genre: Rock music

Members: 8

Akira Kurusu

Role: Lead singer/rhythm guitarist/pianist

  • Ah yes. The sinnamon roll.
  • Absolutely adorable with his bandmates and with the fans.
  • But because he’s extra off the stage, he’s even more extra on stage.
  • Loves using Twitter. He gets a lot of messages from thirsty fans and such.
  • Is obviously the fan favorite of the group.
  • Isn’t the most expressive member of the band but he’s very close.
  • He spends a lot of his time writing music but likes to run it over with some of his other bandmates.
  • The best hybrid of the voice and musical skills of Thom Yorke, the friendliness and energy of Anthony Kiedis, and the extra-ness and stage presence of Damon Albarn.

(Credit for this gif goes to @thmyrk as she makes great Radiohead content)

Ryuji Sakamoto

(Credit goes to @daisataurus for the great gif)

Role: Drummer

He is almost exactly like Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith.

  • He’s basically the dad of the band.
  • First one on the stage, last one off.
  • Doesn’t interact with fans very often, but when he does, it’s always a very touching and nice interaction.
  • Looks like an angry dude and like the “bad boy” of the group but is really chill and cool as fuck and a big goof.
  • May not look like it but he’s an absolute beast on the drums.
  • May or may not have a crush on Haru.
  • Uses it as a coping mechanism from his anger by beating the fuck out of his drum set.
  • Despite using it as a coping mechanism, he never takes his anger out on his bandmates and treats them all with respect.

(Credit goes to @bloodsugarbabysex for the lovely gif)

Yusuke Kitagawa

Occupation: Lead guitarist/keyboards

I can see Yusuke being a hybrid between Jonny Greenwood and John Frusciante.

I see him being like Jonny Greenwood for how much effort he can put into the music. 

  • He knows all these little tricks and techniques in terms of playing that he makes it look effortless. 
  • He has a keen ear for his playing and pays very close attention to how he sounds. 
  • He can play more than just the guitar though. Anything he can make a good rhythm with, he plays. Piano, bass, synthesizer, even drums. Although he really prefers to play the guitar.

I can also see him being like John Frusciante for the passion Yusuke would have and the level of playing that Yusuke would be on.

  • Since he pays very close attention to his playing and knows all these tricks for the guitar, he’s become extremely skilled in terms of his playing.
  • He’s one of the most popular members of the band.
  • Doesn’t jump around much on stage but he’s very expressive.
  • Is heavily involved in the tour and album making process as he’s involved in all of the promotional and official artwork for the band.
  • Paints on the side and often holds art exhibits and visits art museums when him and the band travel.
  • His social media is mostly just art and occasionally music related.
  • Is shipped very frequently with Akira.
  • Shy and anxious in interviews and any run-ins with the media but also very fun and cute to look at.
  • I mean just look at ‘em

What’s even the difference between them? So pure.

Futaba Sakura

Role: Bassist/occasional vocalist

If she were to be a musician, she could be like a combination of Flea and Jenny Lee Lindberg.

  • Futaba would be kind of the quiet but expressive type on stage.
  • She’s very quiet and rarely does interviews and such but likes to interact with fans and loves performing.
  • Instead of being up front on stage, she performs behind Akira and the guitarists and is basically right next to Ryuji.
  • Listens to experimental and electronic stuff and shares it with Haru and Makoto for ideas.
  • An expert on the bass.
  • While you were socializing, she was mastering the rhythm of the bass.
  • While quiet off the stage, it’s a different story on stage and in the studio as she loves to get into the music.
  • Very expressive and free when playing music.
  • Has great chemistry with Akira as they like to fool around. Especially on stage. Sometimes it’s something soft and adorable.

Other times it’s something like this.

Haru Okumura

(Credit once again goes to @daisataurus)

Role: Pianist/occasional singer

  • May or may not have a crush on Ryuji
  • The member of the band that looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll.
  • Doesn’t sing very often but she has the voice of an angel.
  • Has social media but barely uses it, and whenever she does, everyone freaks out.
  • Popular amongst the fans even though she doesn’t really interact very often due to her being very shy.
  • Despite that, she’s the mom behind the group and keeps everybody in order.
  • When she’s not doing anything music related, she works as a gardener and an environmental activist on the side.

Makoto Niijima

(Credit once more goes to @daisataurus)

Role: Percussionist/pianist/backup singer/violinist

  • She’s the professional one of the band. 
  • While everyone is relaxing, music is all she thinks about.
  • The workhorse of the band.Reads up a lot on music history for influences for the band.
  • Plays the violin but only on certain songs. Otherwise she’s the percussionist or plays piano/keyboards with Haru.
  • While Ryuji looks like the hardcore member of the band, Makoto is the actual hardcore one.
  • Helps write some of the music with Akira and Ann.
  • She completes the band and is a major contributor in terms of getting the best out of all of them. While she is mainly a percussionist, if you take away her parts in their songs, the songs feel hollow and incomplete.
  • Does the backup vocals but performs lead vocals sometimes.

Ann Takamaki

Role: Rhythm guitarist/backup vocalist/bassist/violinist

  • Yusuke and her always come up with ideas for band outfits and what their main aesthetic should be and what their concerts look like.
  • Her and Makoto do a majority of the backup vocals.
  • Likes to have her hair flow freely when playing music instead of in pigtails.
  • Kind of annoys the band with how much she takes selfies and pictures of them but eventually they get used to it and start embracing it.
  • Acts as a model on the side and as the poster girl for the band, thus she does the most amount of media in the band.
  • Rarely performs the violin but only if Makoto can’t or if a song needs another violin.
  • Writes most of the songs with Akira. Sometimes Makoto helps out.
  • Some people think the band would be better off without her, even though both her, Haru, and Akira are the masterminds behind the entire band and would fall apart without them.

Goro Akechi

(Credit goes to @daisataurus one last time)

Role: Rhythm guitarist (sometimes lead)/backup vocalist

He’s absolutely a Josh Klinghoffer type of guitarist.

  • Silent but violent.
  • He likes to kind of blend into the background but wants to be heard.
  • Has an entire notebook of songs he wrote but is afraid of showing it to his bandmates. He sings and plays them when he’s alone.
  • When it comes to his performance on stage, he acts even more extra than Akira and is bouncing around or doing something while he’s playing.
  • Thinks about music 24/7.
  • Is always happy to be recognized by a fan.
  • Loves being with his band and loves them all so much.
  • He’s the band member who’s always sharing music within the group and saying they should make music like that.
  • He takes lots of photos when they travel. Loves using Snapchat and Instagram.
  • May not be the most popular but he’s very underrated and underappreciated.
  • Is best friends with the drummer, Ryuji, and even performs near him and tries to interact with him during their shows.

Quick fun facts:

  • They all met in high school but Akechi was the last one to join.
  • As a way of having fun during the shows, despite Akira being the lead singer, all of the band members except for Ryuji do the lead vocals on one song. Sometimes they Yusuke does a song during a show, sometimes Ann does one, Makoto likes to do at least two songs, but sometimes they all end up doing a solo song with the exception of Ryuji. Ryuji will eventually sing a song one day. Maybe.
  • Their first album is called Take Your Heart.
  • Morgana is their manager.
  • They recorded their first album in Akira’s room at Leblanc within the span of three months during their summer break from school.
  • They almost named their first album “Show Me Your True Form” but instead made it the name of their hit single.
  • Sojiro accompanies the band on tour when they’re in Japan and takes care of all of the meals for the band.
  • Their biggest influences are Radiohead, Gorillaz, Oasis, The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blur.
  • Akira is a massive Radiohead fan and admires Thom Yorke, he also listens to Muse and Queens of the Stone Age thanks to Ryuji.
  • Akechi listens to bands like Blur and U2 but also listens to a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers and a lot of jazz and blues. His favorite band is The Black Keys.
  • Akechi also got the band into Red Hot Chili Peppers and now Futaba knows how to slap bass and now the band performs a cover Give It Away during their live sets from time to time.
  • Yusuke decorates his guitar by painting on it and names his guitars after his favorite artists.
  • Ryuji got his first drum kit when he was about 7 years old. After his leg was broken, he got even more pissed that he can’t play the drums for a while.
  • Ryuji, Akira, and Akechi’s twitter accounts are mostly memes. Especially Akira and Ryuji.
  • Haru has an entire collection of synthesizers and keyboard.
  • Both her and Futaba made electronic/dance music in Haru’s room a few times but they haven’t released it.
  • Haru is the only member of the band that listen to rap music.
  • Makoto regularly reads novels about music while on the road as they help past the time.
  • She also has a keyboard that she got when she was 10 and then a grand piano 17 respectively. She named the keyboard after her father and the piano Johanna.
  • Ann has a fashion line named after the band that she calls Ghostly Worn.
  • She names all of her instruments after animals with the three guitars she own being named Lion, Tiger, and Panther.
  • Futaba regularly attends anime and video game conventions when not performing or doing any media. She always makes sure her face is hidden under elaborate cosplays drags either Yusuke or Akira with her.
  • Futaba unsuccessfully tried to get the first album named Bonafide Monafide.
  • They plan to name their 2nd album “Take Your Time”

Thank you all for reading, and I hope you enjoyed. :)

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!!!! :)

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.
Amortentia

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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[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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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:

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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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 ~

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