Guys, im gonna rant and be salty about the Girl’s Generation album/comeback.
SM is doing those girls dirty. And that’s a fucking fact.
This is their 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR FUCKS SAKE. There should be more hype than this. YES the teaser videos are beautiful. But they aren’t promoting them enough. And it makes me angry because they just promoted the ever living fuck out of EXO (don’t be a pissy hater. This is a fact. I love EXO, but SM is clearly playing favorites with them right now when they should be doing more for this anniversary cause its a HUGE FREAKING DEAL.)
Now let’s talk about the actual album.
And ya’ll can be haters if you want but im using EXO as an example again.
When you buy “the war” album (from kpoptown) it comes with
- The CD
- A photo card
- Booklet/photo book
- 1 Poster.
Pretty standard right? And it even has several versions so there are different options you can choose from depending on which album you want.(in total there are like 8 different versions) WHICH IS GREAT.
Now, for the Holiday Night album it comes with:
- The CD
That’s it. No photo book. No photo card. No extra little things and there is only 1 version. Which is bull shit.
Im gonna be 100% honest. SM sucks, and does shit like this all the time (i won’t even bring up f(x) how much SM has fucked them over) and i really shouldn’t be surprised. But the fact that EXO got so much promotion for a regular album, and has so many options for A REGULAR ALBUM, and Girls Generation is getting so little for their 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, pisses me off.
And i don’t wanna hear “oh they aren’t popular anymore, they haven’t been relevant for 2 years” cause that’s fucking bullshit. They haven’t had a group comeback because all of the members have been working on solo projects WHICH IS AMAZING. Taeyeon has been slaying her solo career, even after being told she wouldn’t be succesfull (suck it haters) and the other girls have been doing amazing things. So as a long time fan (they were the first ever KPOP group i got into when the music video for GEE came out) it makes me sad that they aren’t getting the love and attention they deserve to celebrate 10 years as a group.
Hands down, they have been one of the most successful kpop groups, regardless of being a boy group or a girl group, EVER. And im disappointed in SM, and other fans, for not being as upset over this as we should be.
After all the money they’ve made for SM, they did those girls dirty.
i…really don’t have time to be doing this lmao but i couldn’t resist. since i’ve gained some new followers lately and the grand prix is about to start, here’s another intro post about one of the bright young stars of figure skating and my favorite current men’s skater, shoma uno!
Spite is a really motivating emotion. Sometime last summer I was telling my friend Laura about how I wanted to start a story-rec blog based on things other than genre or pairing. That was probably a year after I started thinking about doing so. But it took a full year after for me to do anything about it. And the key catalyst was how wrong another rec list on tumblr was.
See, in this post an asker was asking for recommendations similar to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee. And the answerer had nothing similar to recommend. There were no other m/m, YA, Georgian historical books. That might technically be true. I don’t remember what they rec’d instead.
But I read The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue back-to-back. The reading order was a total coincidence. They are incredibly similar books. And so, YA readers, let me introduce you to romance novels.
My first similar recommendation is The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian. It’s got: Romance Novel, M/M, Historical, Olde Time England, Bi Character, Asshole gets Redeemed, Terrible Father, Awesome Sister. On top of that, things that are close but note quite are that one of the main characters has an illness he collapses from, and the awesome sister has a non-white husband. There is no traveling in this book, but both characters have traveled and lived outside of England in their past. It goes without saying that I liked this book.
Also, check out Brothers Sinister Series by Courtney Milan. These books are primarily M/F, Olde Time Historical England romance novels. The Countess Conspiracy has Best Friends to Lovers and Asshole gets Redeemed. And The Suffragette Scandal has an F/F B-plot. But the one I think will tick the most similar boxes TGGTVAV is The Heiress Effect. It’s got Kidnapping & Rescue, an Awesome Sister, an Epileptic Character, and a Character of Color love-interest. It’s my favorite of the series, because while the main couple are off dealing with marriage-plot and kidnapping shenanigans, the awesome little sister saves herself.
The hardest tag to match from TGGTVAV is “Adventure.” Most of the similar romance novels take place in London with some jaunts to country estates. They don’t tend span cities. But while I wouldn’t necessarily tag these books “Adventure,” there are plenty of romance novels with high-stakes, tension filled plots. And there’s one undisputed queen of historical M/M romance: K.J. Charles.
The Charm of Magpie Series by K.J. Charles Romance Novel, M/M, Historical, Olde Time England, Surprise, Magic Exists!, Terrible Father, The Question of Inheritance
TGGTVAV doesn’t really have magic, per se, but the cure-all that everyone’s on the hunt for veers towards it. And in the Magpie books adventure takes the form of Stephen, a sort of magic police, saving the world, or at least Lord Crane, from evil warlocks. It should go without saying that they fall in love, and it is delightful.
Society of Gentlemen Series by K.J. Charles Romance Novel, M/M, Historical, Olde Time England, Politics Specific books in the series also contain: BDSM, Awesome Sister (in Law)
Society of Gentleman goes the opposite direction of Charm of Magpies. The high-stakes here are shockingly real. These characters are falling in love and making lives for themselves in a world where they are all expected to get married and produce heirs, and being caught with each other could be a hanging offense. That is to say nothing of publishing seditious pamphlets and plotting murder. The stakes in two of the three books here are life-or-death and the machinations required to give everyone their happy ending are amazing.
Think of England by K.J. Charles Romance Novel, M/M, Historical, Olde Time England
A spy and injured war hero solve a mystery while guests at a country estate.
Sins of the Cities Series by K.J. Charles Romance Novel, M/M, Historical, Olde Time England, Character of Color, Terrible Father
These books are ‘The Question of Inheritance’ brought to a several attempted murders extreme. There’s still one more book coming out in October before this trilogy is complete, so I don’t want to or know enough to say too much. But I loved the second on in the series.
And lastly for something slightly different:
The Whyborne and Griffin Series by Jordan L. Hawke Romance Novel, M/M, Historical, Olde Time America, Surprise! Magic Exists, Terrible Father, Low Fantasy, Detective, The Question of Inheritance, Kidnapping & Rescue Specific books in the series also contain Awesome Sister, F/F B-Plot, M/F B-plot, Character of Color, Monsters
These books take place in America, rather than England, in a later time (the very first electric lights come to town!). But they have the travel missing in all my other recs. Home for Whyborne and Griffin is a creepy Massachusetts town, but when they get wind of suspicious magical disasters around the world, they travel to them. These books are delightfully formulaic: Let’s split up to cover more ground! Oh no, my partner has been kidnapped! Time to mount a rescue mission! And my favorite is when they live this out around the world in Kansas and Alaska and Egypt.
Request: hello hi can you please write a Jerome imagine where you disguise yourself as one of jerome’s cult members with the heavy makeup and costume and you blend in at jerome’s circus but he (or a cult member) eventually catches you by trying to save your friend from the torture?
Fandom: Jerome Valeska x Reader
Note: this one shot contains violence, torture instruments, blood, swearing, spoilers i guess & weapons. gif isn’t mine. y/n is a bit younger than jerome and dresses like harley quinn (jester costume) as a disguise. the names i made up are mentioned in this story: cindy, erin, katherine and y/n’s friend (y/f/n)
Author’s Note: It’s wedding season and all of my friends are getting married (one of my best friends got married last week and I cried. A LOT) and since I’m still kinda recently single my mom has been my wedding date and I’ve been trying to find someone else to be my date and so anyway, this idea came to me, so here you go! Also, I spent a lot of time trying to decide whether to do this with Steve or Sam so I might do a little something special for Sam soon.
Summary: You friend has a wedding, you have no date, and Tony has a big mouth.
Warning(s): Wedding, drinking, family, and some fluff
Steve: Every time I ask her to train with me she declines.
Nat: Maybe it’s because she trains with me.
Steve: Would it hurt to just train with me for once?
Bucky: Ah this reminds me of when Steve got his
Wanda: Tell me everything.
Steve: Not another word!
Tony has joined.
Tony: I AM BEING HAUNTED!
Steve: Finally feeling guilty about all the terrible
decisions you made?
Tony: I don’t have time for you, Steve. I have a poltergeist. Unless it’s Wanda pulling a prank.
Wanda: I’m in Sokovia. What’s happening?
Tony: WELL, FOR STARTERS, MY COFFEE FLOATED OUT OF MY CUP
AND ONTO MY FACE, THEN MY CHAIR STARTED ROLLING AWAY, FOLLOWED BY ALL THE
Nat: Are you drunk?
Bucky: I don’t believe you.
Tony: Are you in the base? Where are you? Come to the
Bucky: HE IS NOT LYING.
Nat: Bullshit. Wait I’m coming over.
Nat: So … Do we have any salt?
Tony has added Bruce.
Tony: EXPLAIN??? DID YOU TOY WITH THE ENERGY MANIPULATOR?
Bruce: No, it broke remember?
Steve: I am not falling for this.
Tony: I have never been this scared before.
Y/N has joined the chat.
Y/N: Hey Tony, I hope you learned your lesson! Don’t touch
my phone ever again.
Bucky: You’re doing this?!
Wanda: Ah, this explains everything. You have telekinesis? I
knew you had powers, just not what.
Tony: PUT MY FURNITURE DOWN.
Y/N: YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND.
Tony: YOU COULD HAVE DONE IT GENTLY???
Nat: Why did you keep this a secret?
Y/N: I am still trying to control it and Fury said I should
keep it a secret; something to do with how I got it in the first place being
very dangerous if anyone found out.
Bruce: Fascinating, would you mind if I did some small
Steve: She is not a lab rat.
Y/N: I don’t mind.
Tony: I am still recovering from this. Excuse me.
Tony has left the chat,
Bruce: I should probably help him clean up.
Y/N: Sorry, Bruce!
Bruce: It’s okay. I had a good laugh. Tony looked like he was going to wet himself.
Bruce has left the chat.
Wanda: I can show you how to control your powers when I get
Y/N: Will it involve pranking Tony some more?
Wanda: Of course! I have to go, mission calls.
Wanda has left the chat.
Nat: Steve wants to ask you something, Y/N.
Steve: What? No I don’t.
Bucky: Yeah he does.
Y/N: What is it?
Nat: Do you hate him?
Bucky: He thinks you do because you never want to train with
Steve: Ignore them!
Y/N: Steve do you really think that? I’m sorry I made you
think that. The reason I didn’t want to train with you was because… I get
nervous when I’m around you. And then it’s harder for me to control my powers.
I could hurt you.
Bucky: We should give them some privacy.
Bucky has left the chat.
Nat has left the chat.
Steve: Do I scare you that much?
Y/N: No! I don’t get nervous because I’m scared of you. It’s
because I like you.
Steve: Oh wow.
Steve: Are you sure?
Steve: Like 100%?
Y/N: 100%. Look Steve, it’s okay if you don’t like me back. This won’t affect our friendship :)
Steve: Wait Y/N
Steve: I like you too
Steve: I have for a very long time and I really wanted to tell you but I didn’t get the chance to.
Steve: Hello, Y/N, it’s Bucky. I think you broke Steve. He can’t stop smiling like
an idiot. I’m going to send you a video.
Steve: Look at this punk. He’s speechless. Would you do him the honor of going on a date
ok the fact that doofenshmirtz is still noticeably taller than perry in the episode where he turns himself into a playtpus implies that if perry was human he would be shorter than doof….i don’t make the rules u guys….cute human height difference is canon !!!
Yugyeom was lying down on his stomach on your bed watching TV when you kreturned from your shower. You noticed his hands playing with something small and shiny. When the object moved in the light you recognised the way it glistened and shimmered.
‘What have you got there?’ You questioned tilting your head to the side. He looked up, not even realising you were back in the room.
'Oh, it’s the little bird from your dressing table,’ He replied holding it out in his palm, the white glitter on the outside twinkling under the light. He had always been a bit intrigued by the small bird ornament that sat alone on your bedside table.
'It’s a dove.’ You smiled taking it out of his hand and sitting down beside him. You held it in your hand thinking back to when you first got it, this little dove didn’t look as old as it was.
'I thought doves came in pairs? And don’t they represent love?’ Yugyeom asked sitting upright.
You smiled thinking about what your dove symbolised to you. 'Yeah they do, someone else has the other one.’
Yugyeom scrunched up his face, 'don’t tell me some dumbass ex of yours has the other half?!’ He scoffed raising his eyebrows at you.
You couldn’t help but let out a little giggle at his little outburst. 'No you idiot, y/f/n, my best friend has it! She bought them when she left for University, she took one with her when she moved and she gave the other to me. I’ve had it ever since.’
Yugyeom’s face softened again realising the significance of the little glittering dove. He leaned over and pinched your cheeks. 'Aww, that’s so cute! We should get our own little doves!’ And with that he on his phone searching for another small set of doves for you to share as a couple.
I wonder if there are any new people seeing the light ‘cause this shit is so obvious.
Literally any appearance of E and F was during a time when either H or L has something to promote. H has an announcement? Let’s pap E and L. H at SNL and Louis’ mia? No no no let’s have them papped at Coachella. Harry has his album out? Let’s pap L and E with a delivery man.
Not to mention the silent video for the kid’s bday. All the questions L got when it should’ve been about JHO. Every single day and important holidays when no one gave a shit about this kid. For months!!!
It’s so blatantly obvious after the months-long breath of fresh air when everyfuckingone forgot about the existence of F that I wonder: is there no sane person seeing the obvious here?
Is there anyone new admitting that yes this is really happening? That yes both are used as props?
If yes, are you asking yourself why? Have you reached that point yet? Not yet?
Genuinely asking because my brain cells are really protesting when it comes to digesting this much bs since early 2015 - when all this started.