i didn't do the other characters because i don't the nicknames

REASONS WHY SUNGMIN WILL NEVER REGAIN KOREAN FANS
  • <p> <b></b> I know all the international ELF's don't understand why Korean ELF has turned their backs against Sungmin after his marriage. I'll just simply explain reasons why Sungmin isn't welcomed by Korean ELF and just a reminder that this is not a post to tell the international fans to hate on him too. I just personally found it frustrating to see international fans not being able to understand the korean fans and vice versa because I see the valid reason for them to be angry I don't plan to be a supporter of Sungmin until he apologizes to his fans.<p/><b>Fact 1:</b> January, 2014, Leeteuk's family members passed away from a car accident and Leeteuk suffered a lot (he even mentioned about how he became suicidal). He was completing his military service during the time; however, it was around this point of the year that Sungmin started to ask for marriage approvals to Leeteuk as well through letters. He even bought a condo for Saeun and himself (on February). He clearly didn't consider the situation of his members and he was being selfish.<p/><b>Fact 2:</b> The members and even his family didn't approve of his marriage to be held on December. They didn't mind him getting married, but it conflicted with SJ's schedule and they wanted him to push his marriage back several months (around March). His mother said to a Chinese fanbase owner, "There is no parent that beats his child" which meant that his family didn't want the marriage to be held so soon. The reason Sungmin and Saeun wanted to get married on December 13, 2014 was because it was exactly a year since they've met. I suppose it was a special date to them, but Super Junior members were having a concert in Japan a week before the marriage and the week after which meant that they would have had to perform, fly back to Korea for the wedding, and then fly back to Japan to perform which would have been physically straining for the members, considering the fact they need to prepare and rehearse for the concerts. As well, Sungmin missed concert rehearsals to go on a date with Saeun.<p/><b>Fact 3:</b> On September,2014, Sungmin's dating rumors came up. Fans actually knew about them dating in advance but they decided to keep it quiet for the sake of Sungmin. When marriage rumors came up, fans started to ask for feedback from Sungmin. They just wanted to know what was happening and were nervous. As you remember from Radio Star, Leeteuk and Heechul said that fans wouldn't want to hear dating/marriage news from the music industry, they wanted to know through Sungmin's words. However, during fan sign events Sungmin would never speak of this and ignored his fans who mentioned anything about the marriage rumor. He even hired bodyguards/managers who would threaten the fans "Do you not want Sungmin's autograph" if they asked anything about the marriage rumor. To his fans, he started to sign autographs with his wife's nickname "MIMI" on the autographs, which was replaced from a star. Fans don't want love symbols on their autographs, that's Sungmin's personal life that they don't need to be involved in.<p/><b>Fact 4:</b> You guys might know that Sungmin runs a naver cafe (kinda like a blog) and when marriage rumors came up, there were a lot of comments from his fans regarding this rumor. One fan wrote, "Let the fans who want to leave Sungmin, leave. It doesn't matter anymore" and Sungmin liked this comment. As well, he blocked the word, "Korean Fans" on the cafe, shutting korean fans out. He blocked blog accounts and deleted the comments of a koreans fan who wrote, "Wouldn't it be possible for you to keep your marriage rumors quiet for the rest of SJ and for the sake of yourself?". The fans wanted him to keep big rumors like this relatively quiet because it was right before the announcement of THIS IS LOVE repackaged album and it was an important time of the year for the fans and SJ (back then, it was thought that this could have been the last album before majority of the members will go serve for military service. It was the only chance that Korean ELF can help win the annual award for SJ). Because of Sungmin's marriage rumors, THIS IS LOVE repackage promotion lasted only for a week and the repackaged album only became a special album.<p/><b>Fact 5:</b> All the gifts that were given to Sungmin, now is basically in Saeun's possession. Fans probably spent lots of money in buying a gift for Sungmin, not for Saeun to keep and use. (Ex. the couple hat that they wore during their honey moon.)<p/><b>Fact 6:</b> Super Junior members were pretty disappointed with Sungmin. As you might know, on the date of Sungmin's wedding, SJ members tried to console Korean Fans and I heard that they left the wedding as soon as they can and ate somewhere else. I don't trust SJ's words from Radio Star fully because it was broadcasted on television, they wouldn't say anything bad about each other on a show. It is definitely true that they had a miscommunication but the miscommunication wouldn't have occurred if Sungmin tried to be considerate towards his members. Super junior is an idol group, and making individual actions did trouble the members quite a bit. It was the members like Ryeowook, Heechul, Leeteuk, and Kangin who expressed an apologetic attitude towards ELF when it wasn't their fault.<p/><b>Fact 7:</b> He told his Chinese fans about proceeding the marriage, and how he felt comfortable around Saeun. But he lied to Korean fans saying he isn't getting married. (One of the main reasons that Korean fans felt betrayed by Sungmin more than the international fans out here rn)<p/><b>Fact 8:</b> Korean fans don't oppose to marriage of their idols. They may be temporarily upset and those of the minority may leave Sungmin but we all know that Super junior is a grown up man (many are in their 30s now) and they need to date and eventually get married. Korean ELFs joke around to Heechul saying that he should stop loving 2D characters and find a real 3D women and get married. At first when news on his marriage was released, Korean fans were congratulating Sungmin, until they started to find about everything Sungmin did to his fans. In Korea, ALL OF HIS FANBASES CLOSED DOWN and many of the ELF is supporter of SJ except SUNGMIN.<p/><b>Fact 9:</b> It wasn't the announcement of the marriage that Korean ELFs were upset about, it was the fact that Sungmin betrayed Korean fans. Seeing korean community pages, I strongly believe that Sungmin won't be welcomed back into SJ from korean fans. Tbh I don't understand why he would get married so quickly (barely met a year) when he was going to go to the military right after. Well it is his decisions in the end.<p/><b></b> The only reason I made this posting now was the fact that Sungmin doesn't seem to care about Korean fans anymore and he isn't apologetic about his actions. This was the reason that angered me the most. I just hope he realizes what he has screwed up on and makes an effort to fix it. His personal life is important, but if it wasn't for his fans, he would not have made it this far with his career. If you guys still can't relate, try to think of your position as a Korean ELF. If you have any questions I guess I'm free to accept questions, but I hope they aren't quite harsh (don't try to fight me back) ._. This will be my first and last post on Sungmin though.<p/><
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  • 1: If you had a key stone, how would you wear it?
  • 2: What in-game battle was the hardest?
  • 3: Is the idea of catching them all/completing your Pokedex overwhelming?
  • 4: If you were a trainer, would you go on an adventure?
  • 5: The biggest Pokemon-related disappointment
  • 6: A spinoff series you would like to see more of
  • 7: A pokemon you've always wanted to use, but haven't
  • 8: A pokemon you'd like to see more merch of
  • 9: A pokemon you think is overrated
  • 10: The tastiest looking/sounding berry
  • 11: Your favorite trainer class
  • 12: The game with the best soundtrack
  • 13: Your most and least favorite villains/anti-heroes
  • 14: Your most and least favorite professors
  • 15: Your most and least favorite champions
  • 16: Your most and least favorite rivals
  • 17: A game you just couldn't get into
  • 18: A pokemon you'd like to see in Super Smash Brothers as a playable character
  • 19: A pokemon you used to love but don't like as much any more
  • 20: A headcanon you like
  • 21: A headcanon you dislike
  • 22: If you could only have one single pokemon, what would it be?
  • 23: Poffins, Pokeblocks, Pokepuffs, etc; do they sound/look appetizing?
  • 24: Did you like the idea of Black 2 and White 2 instead of Grey?
  • 25: Did you like the safari zone?
  • 26: Do you enjoy Nuzlockes?
  • 27: Do you enjoy other special runs? If so, what one(s)?
  • 28: Do you have Pokemon from a Ruby/Sapphire of yours on ORAS?
  • 29: Do you prefer nicknamed or unnicknamed pokemon?
  • 30: Do you prefer your pokemon in regular pokeballs or do you like other balls?
  • 31: Are escape ropes useless?
  • 32: If you aren't one now, if you were in the pokemon world would you be a vegetarian/vegan?
  • 33: Do you miss seasons from BW/B2W2?
  • 34: Did you ever run into a shiny that you couldn't catch?
  • 35: What's your favorite kind of battle: single, double, triple, rotation, or multi?
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anonymous asked:

I hate asking you this because it is such a selfish ask since you don't like these characters but could you summarize the omake of Kanou and Ogura? Just the text if you do. I know you have stated you didn't want to do that one but I can't find it in English anywhere and I'm so curious. I understand if you still don't want to though. Thank you so much for all the dedication and work you provide to the fandom already. You probably don't get enough thanks for the hours you put in. It's appreciated!

Hey anon. I get some appreciation asks. I usually keep them in my inbox instead for posting them. But thanks for being polite! I had a bit of time, so here are main points from the Kanou/Ogura omake:

Kanou was in medschool, Ogura studied agriculture. 

Ogura offers to start calling each other by a nickname. His nickname for Kanou is Akki (from Akihiro). Kanou’s reply: “You remind me of a dog, Ogura-san, so I’ll call you Dog”.

The last omake isn’t a joke; in it, Ogura says that one day Kanou, seemingly having read all the literature in the club, stopped coming. A year after that Ogura graduated from university. Several years later Ogura passed Kanou on the street. The last sentence is “I had always… wanted to be his friend”. 

anonymous asked:

Was it just me or was anyone else really uncomfortable with how Lin was forced to spend time with her sister and her family when she obviously didn't want to? Going through that discomfort all because Suyin wanted her to? Like I don't care how many decades have passed if I don't want to see a close relative again I have definitely made up my mind and wouldn't plan to see them either and them having a family wouldn't change it. It was frustrating to see her get grief for it. Maybe it's just me.

Mary Suyin

Bryke have a tense relationship with a lot of their online fans. They don’t take criticism well, and when they do try to pander to their fanbase, the results are … unfortunate. Such is the case with one Suyin Beifong, another character they liked waaaay too much for her own good. The creators of Korra had been on the receiving end of fan exasperation for their dearth of present and living mother figures. They responded to this in typical Bryke fashion: with a good idea executed poorly and with absolutely no effort at nuance.

It’s obvious that Suyin’s presence was correlated to fan criticism, not only because they tried too hard (You want a mother figure? How about a daughter of a fan favorite character? And she’ll have four, no, five children! And everyone will look up to her! And she’ll be an artist and happily married and the leader of the bestest city ever!), but because they awkwardly had to introduce her in Book Three as Lin’s sister that no one had seen or heard of before. The entire sibling rivalry plot with Lin only existed because they couldn’t explain Suyin’s sudden introduction any other way. (Still, you’d think Tenzin would have mentioned her at some point in the first two books! Oh, well.) And as Mary Sues are wont to, she does terrible things throughout The Legend of Korra without acknowledging her mistakes, much less growing from them, and without suffering any negative consequences for her actions.

The initial setup for Suyin was great. A metalbending mom who is in charge of a city and defined by more than her familial status? Sign me up! But as with so many Bryke endeavors, Suyin’s character path breaks down on closer inspection. We need look no further than “Old Wounds.” When Lin and Suyin were teenagers, Lin:

  • Arrested Suyin for criminal activity.

Suyin:

  • Hung around with criminals even when her mother was chief of police
  • Helped gangsters steal property
  • Resisted arrest
  • Scarred her older sister for life
  • Proceeded to blame all of the above on Lin and her mother

It’s pretty obvious which sister was more in the wrong. Now, people might excuse Suyin for this by saying she had an absent mother and was only fifteen:

But yes, she was not the first teenager to make a mistake via a series of rash actions in the name of rebellion. The problem isn’t that she has a troubled past. Tons of people do. The problem is that we never see her grow from those past mistakes. From troubled youth to presiding over a city, happily married with five children—how did she do it? What growth did her character undergo to make her shape up the way she did? Toph tears up the arrest report and feels so guilty she resigns from the force a year later; Lin is scarred forever and carries that resentment with her. But all Suyin gets is a trip to her grandparents’ house, who, while terrible guardians in A:TLA, seem to have been converted into trustworthy parents that magically transformed Suyin into a responsible adult.

Suyin’s actions cause other people to suffer consequences while she gets rewarded.

Fast forward a few decades. Lin is compelled to visit her sister and gets no end of needling for her lack of desire to have contact with the person who put a mark on her face. Upon reuniting with her sister, Suyin doesn’t offer an apology or try to make it up to Lin. Instead, in the face of Lin’s understandable coldness, she says the most hurtful thing possible:

You know what, Lin? You’re the one who hasn’t changed. You’re still a bitter loner who only cares about herself. No wonder Tenzin ended things with you years ago.

Is it any wonder Lin wants to fight her? And again, there is no chastising of Suyin for this, no pointing out how poorly she acted or how badly this reflects on her as a sister, hostess, and head of the city of Zaofu. Rather, the entire burden of making amends and changing her ways is fobbed off on Lin.

Despite Suyin’s assertion that Lin is the one who hasn’t changed, Lin is actually the one we see change, not Suyin. It is Lin who undergoes a fever, who recovers and apologizes to Opal and gets the ball rolling with the reconciliation. It’s only after Lin offers to mend fences that Suyin apologizes—not for her criminal behavior or for scarring her sister, but because she “gave [Lin] a hard time as a kid”. Um, no. Putting bugs in someone’s bed is giving them a hard time. Calling them an embarrassing nickname is giving them a hard time. What Suyin did was more than just childish shenanigans; it had a profound effect on the rest of Lin’s life.

Speaking of life-changing experiences, yes, Bryke are aping Zuko’s character development with respect to Lin’s fever—because what else are they going to do?—but at least they’re trying. With Suyin, they ignore her wrongdoing because they’ve decided she’s a character they like, and that’s that.

But the misadventures of Suyin Beifong don’t end there. In Book 4, the Earth Kingdom is in shambles with the assassination of the Earth Queen, yet Suyin refuses to be the leader the Earth Kingdom needs in its time of turmoil. She frames this as not wanting to grab power, but misunderstands the situation. She is the most visible Earth Kingdom leader left in a land with a history of monarchy and growing civil unrest; it is her job to bring stability back to her homeland. But instead of the message, “With great power comes great responsibility,” we get, “With great responsibility comes great power … so do nothing while your country descends into chaos!” Why didn’t she work together with the other Earth Kingdom leaders and form a coalition government, or at least pick an actual strong head of state, rather than Wu? She could George Washington it and hand off power once things were more stable if she felt she had to stand on principle. Instead, knowing the Earth Kingdom’s history with tyranny and the growing banditry issues, she turns her back on those who most need her help. This creates the ideal climate for someone like Kuvira to take over—a fact neither Suyin nor anyone else on the “good side” acknowledges.

And perhaps the most egregious example of Mary Suyin is with Kuvira herself. Suyin is on the record saying that Kuvira was like a daughter to her growing up. Considering Kuvira ended up conquering the Earth Kingdom and wiping out anyone who opposed her rule, something must have gone pretty wrong during her upbringing, wouldn’t you say? But watch what happens when Suyin comforts her biological son (who also participated in this conquest):

Baatar Jr.: Mom, I’m so sorry. I betrayed you- the whole family. I gave my life to Kuvira, and she just fired that weapon at me. How could she do that?

Su: I don’t know, sweetie. She’s a complicated person.

Baatar Jr.: Wing and Wei will never forgive me. And Opal…

Su: Yeah, they might take some time to come around, (takes Baatar’s hand) but we’ll work through it- as a family.

 And now watch her reaction to the person she said was like a daughter:

Kuvira: And Su, I’m sorry for all the anguish I’ve caused you and your family.

Su: You’re going to answer for everything you’ve done.

Of course, Suyin never admits any guilt over either party’s actions, since with Baatar she doesn’t even know what she’s apologizing for (“I don’t know what I did to hurt you, but whatever it was, I’m sorry”). But there is a spectacular double standard on display with respect to Baatar and Kuvira. No calls her out on it. No one challenges her. And if you still don’t see how morally reprehensible this is, consider Iroh and Zuko.

When Iroh said:

Ever since I lost my son …

I think of you as my own.

 He meant this:

Zuko: How can you forgive me so easily?

Iroh: I was never angry with you. I was sad, because I thought you lost your way.

Zuko: I did lose my way.

Iroh: But you found it again. And you did it by yourself! And I am so happy you found your way here.

Yet Suyin condemned Kuvira at the first opportunity, despite Kuvira apologizing.

This scene:

And this scene:

Tell us everything we need to know about Suyin Beifong. (And about Bryke’s writing vs. Aaron Ehasz’s.) Her lack of development is just one casualty in a long line of ethical dilemmas that LOK squanders by focusing only on the character performing an action, not on the action itself.

hopping on the 'omgcp characters as things ive done' bandwagon
  • bitty: power walked to the corner store at 10pm to buy marshmallows so i could try out the recipe idea i'd just had in the shower
  • jack: forgot the english word for baking soda and called it bicarbonate de soude throughout a conversation about baking, with increasing anger as people laughed at me
  • shitty: prevented a dispute over costume changing areas in my theatre group by putting on a pretty dress and distracting everyone mid- half-naked yelling with the power of crossdressing
  • ransom: was so infamously gay for a particular fictional character that people (mostly online friends but also a couple strangers) actually wrote fanfic/rpf about me with him, still easily findable through the tag system if you know what the ship name was
  • holster: was forced into choir for a year and hated the teacher so much, i did the "call them by the wrong name to show them you don't care" thing, but i used "treble cleff" which was similar to her name and pretended it was a cute music nickname, became her favourite student for it
  • lardo: bought 3 sets of mannequin legs, 1 torso, and a singular arm from a clothing store that was going out of business, made them installation pieces in my house
  • chowder: bought an entire teddy bear because it was wearing canucks (my home team) gear, no other reason, and snapchatted it staged in various situations for days
  • nursey: decided i didn't like the slam poem i was meant to perform on the day of the competition, wrote an entirely new poem from the POV of mickey mouse and memorised it in 2 hours, proceeded to almost blow out my voice practicing my falsetto
  • dex: found out i fit in a rubbermaid box in my classroom, climbed in during break & shut the lid, stayed in it for so long the teachers thought i was missing, was required to do a psych eval because of it
  • tango: doodled instead of paying attention in math class and i was trying and failing to draw a spider web so when the teach asked "any questions" i said "how do you draw a spider web" and she immediately turned around and drew one on the board for me like "are you getting this" and i was like "thanks" and went back to drawing as she slowly realised that was not a math question
  • whiskey: participated in a day of silence event but i was never given the official mask for it so i just duct taped my mouth shut instead
  • kent: got engaged at 17 after proposing to my best friend over text message because we both have a 'live fast die young' mentality and believe that we'll never get married any other way, now we're planning the wedding in earnest