Every1 is learning italian, french, english theres nothing wrong w/ u knowing korean girl? I know italian and i casually throw italian in my daily speech to see ppls reactions but no1 says anything and you dont even wanna admit that you know korean??
I find the two situations completely different bb
because with korean, there is kpop and the hallyu wave where there is an abundance of fangirls who “"learn”“ the language because they want to be like the idols and be more Korean bc it seems "cool”
they basically reduce the entire Korean culture into a few words that they can throw around to be more “korean”
and what they perceive as Korean is essentially just–> good-looking kpop idols
and because of this, I find that I have to be really careful bc a lot of times, these people don’t realize that they’re accessorizing the language and I don’t want to be one of those yenno
so I’d rather not claim that I know Korean at all, since I really don’t know enough to make that claim in my opinion idk
I get what you’re saying but I’m pretty sure these are a bit different if u can sort of understand what I’m trying to get at bc I suck at explaining
I’ll never be able to move on as long as the air between us still lingers with the possibility of a future. I’ll never be able to look for a new happiness if there’s even a chance it might be standing right in front of me.
The reason I have more respect for Vanessa over Derrick is that Vanessa isn’t being handed this season. She’s won a lot of competitions but she has also relied solely on her own social savvy to talk her way out of any situation. Derrick was playing with drones who wanted him to win. Vanessa is using her silver tongue to save herself from stuff.
I’m not the person that I was then…I was bitter. I was careless. I was 19 and afraid, but you deserve more from me. I don’t know why I would say those things. But you deserve more from me and I’m trying everyday.
I think I’ve grown into someone you can trust. I want to shoulder the weight until my back breaks. I want to run until my lungs give up. If I could manage not to fuck this up, if I could manage not to fuck this up, I think enough is enough
“I Don’t Like Who I Was Then” by The Wonder Years
Can my dash go back to more pictures of Louis and Larry and Liam and Niall and One Direction and talk of Drag Me Down and less talk about dumb kissing pictures for a stunt that’s clearly fake. Ffs. That’s all I want. How can I make this happen?
If you’re a chill Larry who is absolute Louis trash and isn’t bothering with the stunts pls like or reblog this cause I need my dash back.
I’m screaming. I’m really worried but really excited. Totally normal but unsure which I’m feeling more.
PLEASE get awesome scriptwriters and directors who know the game well enough to stay true to its origins! That’s really, really, REALLY important and I cannot stress that enough. The story and lore and characters have to stay true.
NO replacing characters or changing an aspect of them. I don’t want to see Handsome Jack portrayed as totally sympathetic and ‘actually a nice guy’. PLEASE NO. We love him for the jackass he is. It’s just one of the many examples I can find but seriously, I’ve seen it all too many times and it’s painful to see awesome characters (though bad people) altered just to give a little more ‘appeal’ to the audience.
Yes everyone has their own thoughts on how they would’ve liked things to gone. Sometimes I wish certain things weren’t canon as well. But ultimately it all falls back to the fact that none of these thoughts would’ve surfaced without the existence of the actual story.
Keep and love your own headcanons, no problem. But love the canon story for what it is.
So please. For all who love Borderlands for how it is. Please. Stay true. Thank you.
I was talking with my brother’s gf last night about how much I disliked cheerful people and how annoying I thought my siblings were when I was little. I hated everytime my younger sister smiled and posed for the camera and how easy my older sister would laugh. It annoyed me so much that I pretended I felt nothing when being tickled, and started to look angrier every time I was taken a picture. My niece, who’s 4, resembles a lot like how my 23 yo sister was in looks and personality when she was her age ,only that I like my niece. So, I was thinking that maybe I’m not that bitter anymore; I actually like seeing my siblings happy and I enjoy making them laugh, but then I remembered how seeing other’s bonding and laughing and doing fun things ruin my mood. Literally. I go from feeling nothing or from laughing at cat videos to something I can’t even describe. It makes me want to punch someone in the face or hit my head against a wall.
Connor’s dad kicks him out just days before Christmas when Connor comes out. With nowhere to go and not wanting to spend Christmas alone, Connor turns to his roommate Jude, even though he doesn’t know Jude all that well. What will Jude say?
((Hey I just wanted to make a psa, since I wrote a post yesterday about why I dislike MegaStar in general as a ship, and have noticed since then a shitstorm of anon hate towards people who ship that ship. I don’t know if people have taken that post as license to start going on the offensive (and anon hate is offensive) or if I just noticed it more because it was on my mind. Either way, it’s a problem. So here goes:
Cut it out! Seriously. Mind your own business. People shipping Megastar, or any ship, does not affect you! It does not hurt you! Block the tag if you don’t like it. Unfollow them if you really can’t handle it. Discuss the issue on your own blogs, and do so without calling anyone out. Do whatever you want. But do NOT. EVER. go into someone’s ask and give them a hard time. If you see that someone has tagged their ships, they are being conscientious to YOU! Do not take advantage of their kindness to find them and attack them. All that means is that you are looking for trouble, you are the aggressor, and that is abuse. What is worse, making up stories about fictional characters that you may not approve of, or making a living, breathing human being feel bad about themselves and scared to come on their own blog and have fun?
You are not the ship police. You are not the blog police. You do not have the right to tell anyone else how they may or may not enjoy this or any fandom, especially when they have the common courtesy to tag things just to protect you! If anyone read my post and got it in their heads to be mean to anyone else, then I’m very disappointed in you. One of the nicest things about the Transformers fandom is how relatively little drama there is compared to some other fandoms. In general you are all some of the nicest people I have ever met. So please reflect on how you can make each other’s day brighter, and focus on the things we have in common and enjoy, and let the disagreements go. We are better than this.))
What do you think of Deaf Courfeyrac and Video Relay Combeferre? (AKA, the one who translates speeches and news programs to sign language)
my understanding of all this isn’t necessarily the best and there’s
really only so much research I can do at midnight, so please be kind.
Anyways, my first thought was the sort of VRS stuff you get with a
phone service? Like where Person A is d/Deaf and speaks over camera
through an interpreter to Person B who’s hearing.
English) <—-> C (speaks both, interpreting) <—–> B
(speaking ASL, has a camera and a screen so that they can see C and C
can see them)
this case we have Person B as Courf, and Person C as Combeferre.
this actually made me laugh so hard when I first saw it??
Because the thought of how this goes from “professional,
disconnected strangers” to actual friends is just beautiful.
this is Combeferre’s job. He is good at it. He – is –
professional. He loves the very real challenge of getting up every
day, going into a completely new, random situation, and needing to
translate two completely different languages in real time so that
they maintain nuances and the conversation can be successfully
carried out between two people. Sometimes it’s bizarre or exciting
or unsettling, though often, when it comes to the conversations
themselves, it’s sort of dull. And maybe today has been
relayed one conversation that was basically twenty minutes of two
people discussing how much the other’s children have grown. One was
about a very unfortunately placed rash that someone has. One
involved an older hearing person who Combeferre really wished knew
ASL because her hearing was going and he ended up needing to repeat
the same recipe for oatmeal-raisin cookies to her about four times.
He is genuinely going out of his mind with boredom and all he can
think about is the book in his bag which he really wants to take out
he gets connected onto another call. And suddenly he has this face
full of a quite young, quite attractive
young man with this huge, dimpled smile and curly hair and really
Combeferre is a professional. So he tells himself.
he’s waiting for this discussion to be, oh I don’t know, talking to
his mom about who’s turn it is to take the dog out, or about
homework, or something equally dull because that has been his day.
Instead the hearing person on the other line sounds like they’re
voice is literally made out of fire and they start having this
intensely passionate political debate and it’s all Combeferre can do
to stay detached and professional and relay the message without
putting his two bits in. It is easily the most fun call he’s had all
day – probably all week – because his Deaf client (called
Courfeyrac by the hearing one who answers to Enjolras ) has just the
most beautiful speech,
he talks with his entire body so enthusiastically he’s repeatedly
nearly throwing himself out of his chair, and Combeferre is genuinely
loving trying to interpret for the man called Enjolras because he
speaks so passionately that it feels like it takes all of
Combeferre’s energy to properly translate it.
brief interlude: imagine Combeferre trying to pronounced Enjolras’
name when Courf finger-spells it at him. Or imagine him trying to
figure out how the fuck you spell “Courfyerac” when Enjolras says
it – are there protocols for that? Or is it the Starbucks’
yeah, despite everything else Combeferre ends that day very happily.
He goes home that evening still thinking about Courfyerac, and even
finds himself looking up some of the topics him and Enjolras were
talking about later that evening instead of reading more of his
it was a one time thing, it was fun, but like any other job it passes
and he moves on to new conversations between new people.
all of a sudden he’s faced with Courfeyrac fiddling with his camera
again. This time it’s not Enjolras he’s talking to but a man called
Feuilly and they’re trying to make plans for a rally they’re
apparently having soon and once again Combeferre is completely
that could have been called a coincidence, until, a few weeks later,
he connects to another call and is once again faced with Courfeyrac.
And once again has to dredge of every little bit of his schooling and
experience to stay professional.
Because holy shit Courfeyrac is actually the cutest boy to ever sit
in front of a camera. And once again he goes home and fucking
daydreams about this
random client and his wonderful views on politics and how clever he
is and how charming he is and how Combeferre really, really, really
wants to actually talk to him, not just relay someone else’s words to
him from the other side of a screen.
then it happens a fourth time, and
Combeferre has a complicated relationship with religion but in this
moment he is now certain that some sort of greater being exists
because it or he or they are clearly trying to torment him at this
point. Except this time he’s on a late shift, and he’s tired as fuck
and has been chugging coffee like it’s water, and Courfeyrac has
called up a person called Grantaire. Grantaire is not a fun person
to interpret for because he seems to write a novel just to say a
sentence and laces that novel very heavily with obscure metaphors and
references. He is also a wonderful person to interpret for because
he has a fiendishly clever sense of humour that has Combeferre’s lips
twitching in amusement. But jokes and puns do not translate easily,
especially from ASL where puns are physical. So, exhausted and
amused and just thrilled to see Courfeyrac again, when Courf tries to
tell Grantaire a particularly bad joke that he’s desperately trying
to figure out how to translate, he can’t help it, he cracks. He just
doubles over and starts howling with laughter because good lord that
was so terrible it was actually the worst joke he has ever
heard and that does it he is absolutely in love.
he’s finally able to compose himself again (and feeling awful, shit
shit shit, that was really unprofessional, he is not supposed to do
that, he’s not supposed to be involved in the conversation, not if it
involves interesting politics or bad jokes or even cute boys) he
straightens and just sees Courfeyrac grinning
at him so hard it has his eyes all crinkled up – it may be the only
smile in the world that can truly and accurately be described as
beaming. It’s like
then Courfeyrac signs So this is probably super weird but
I’m pretty sure I’ve had you do some of my other calls before and you
probably don’t remember me at all but can we get coffee sometime?
Please?? Except, shit, I don’t know where you live. Cyber coffee?
We could sit in our own houses and Skype drink coffee?
Skype drink coffee together two days later.)
(also: Courf definitely noticed the really cute VRS operator he kept getting connected to because he’s never seen anyone manage to sign Enjolras’ speech quite that well. Plus, he keeps getting this little crease above his eyes like he’s genuinely thinking about what they’re talking about, or his mouth’ll quirk a little at the jokes like he’s trying really hard not to laugh and dang it Courf really wishes there was some way he could just break the fourth wall and make this operator talk because he really looks like he has something to say and Courf really want to hear it.
When he got that last call with Ferre, it was because he’d convinced R to join him in his VRS operator hunt which basically involved him repeatedly calling and hanging up until he found the right one, and then being a sarcastic little shit with R since the interpreter seemed to be a sucker for clever jokes and Courf will break him.)
I don’t get men who say they aren’t into mermaids because “there’s nowhere to stick it,” because first of all mermaids are mammals because they have hair and mammaries and therefore they are likely to have a secret compartment for giving birth, second of all because sex is more than just penetration like come on are you really that unimaginative, and third and most of all because you know what that’s just straight up quitter talk
Tagged by flordemens thank you so much, babe!
1. first kpop group: BTS
2. first kpop song: War of Hormone - BTS
3. fav male group: still and forever BTS
4. fav female group: EXID
5. fav soloist: Zitao
6. fav kpop song: Aishhh probs Moonlight by EXO or Tomorrow by BTS… Cypher part 3…. What am I to you…. Everything BTS has ever done….
7. fav kpop video: Boy in Luv by BTS will always have a special place in my heart, along with Overdose and Growl (one take) by EXO, but I think my fave is Angel by BAP, the cinematography is beautiful
8. fav kpop ballad: Moonlight by EXO????
9. catchiest tune: JuSt RiGhT bY gOt7 Is AlWaYs StUcK iN mY hEaD
10. best male dancer: Chanyeol lmao jk, probably Jungkook or everyone in BAP
11. best female dancer: everyone in The Ark
12. best male vocalist: Chen from EXO, he’s so underrated
13. best female vocalist: Lee Soo-hyun from Akdong Musician
14. best male rapper: I’m always conflicted between RapMon and Yoongi
15. best female rapper: LE from EXID
16. best male leader: NAMJOON
17. best female leader: Nam Ji-hyun from 4 minute
18. current song you’re listening to: Married to the Music - SHINee
19. previous song you listened to: So4more - BTS
20. next song you’ll listen to: probs I Need You by BTS
21. current k pop group obsession: always BTS and EXO, but I’ve been getting into SHINee and GOT7 recently
22. current k pop song addiction: Danger by Taemin
23. female bias: Hyuna or Amber
24. male bias: Chanyeol is the ultimate bias but Yoongi is making a comeback
25. hottest male idol: Chanyeol forever but TOP also has a nice face
26. hottest female idol: Hani from EXID
27. cutest male idol: Woozi is Bae
28. prettiest female idol: all of SISTAR
29. cutest maknae: Jungkookie
30. MBC, KBS, or SBS? SBS
31. are you active on allkpop? nah
32. which fandoms are you in? ARMY, EXO-L, whatever SHINee’s is called. I’ve been slipping into the diamond life tho
33. which kpop forums are you most active on? none
34. favorite k-drama: probably City Hunter or It’s Okay That’s Love, but Heirs has been growing on me