reblog to petition for ross butler (zach dempsey—13 reasons why/reggie mantle—riverdale) to be casted as captain li shang in disney’s live action remake of mulan
UPDATE: PLEASE READ BEFORE MAKING ANY STATEMENTS
i originally made this post to share my opinion that i thought that ross butler would be able to play the part of shang. i did not know that mulan was going to ditch the character (which actually makes me really sad wtf he was one of my favorite characters and honestly petition for mulan to have singing beauty and the beast was great and reflections and the i’ll make a man out of you song are iconic) and that’s unfortunate, but that means he can’t even play the part anyway, because it doesn’t exist. but just the concept of butler playing shang has really gotten to some people. look. i know he’s not chinese. but actors are actors, and their job is literally to portray people, 99% of the time the characters they portray are of different races. i didn’t say butler would be perfect for the part because he looks chinese. that would be racist, and i would understand all the hate on this post.
but this post never said anything of that matter. your opinion that an actor who is chinese should play the role of a chinese character is valid. but so is my opinion that butler would be able to splendidly fulfill the role as can be judged from his performances in all of these shows and so on. just. can we NOT make this into an issue and just have fun entertaining the idea? i literally don’t mean to offend anyone, it’s just weird to see all these people hating on my innocent idea. i’m not saying that because he’s asian butler is “close enough” and will “settle for the role” just because he’s popular or attractive or whatever. as a person of fellow asian decent, I KNOW NOT ALL ASIANS ARE THE SAME. and yes, I AM ANNOYED WHEN PEOPLE CONSIDER US ALL THE SAME. but that has absolutely NOTHING to do with this post my friends. just. yeah. there.
Okay, but, when we send cremated remains into space do we send an explanation with them? Because I’m just picturing some aliens cracking open a satellite and being really fucking confused.
“Human guide! Our scans indicate that this probe contains a cylinder full of ash and human bone fragments. I assume this deconstruction of form is a way for your species to travel greater distances through the stars due to your limited capacity for large spaceships and distance travel. Quite similar to the Quaxilains from the Centuri district of the galaxy, though I did not know your species had reached such advancements yet. Please instruct us in how to revive your colleague so we may interrogate him as well.”
“No, dude, whoever that was is dead. Probably some astronaut or scientist who paid to have their cremated remains shot into space once they died.”
“You told us that your species buried your dead, why did you lie to us?”
“No, I said that MY family buried our relatives. Never said the whole species did it. Sometimes we burn them, then scatter their ashes in places they loved, plant them with a tree, use them to make diamonds, shoot them into space, whatever. Lotta options.”
“I had no idea your death rituals were so…extensive.”
EDIT: Arden Cho is Korean and Ross is Indonesian, as pointed out by a lovely anon so if we were looking at Chinese actors/actresses I would say Olivia Sui from Smosh as Mulan, and I can’t think of an actor for Li (or whatever the guy they’re replacing Li Shang with is called -.-, let me know if you have any ideas!)
EDIT OF THE EDIT: nvm Ross is Chinese Indonesian eheuheuehuehue
Horizon Zero Dawn and Cultural appropriation: A very different view.
first time EVER, I’m sitting on the other side of a discussion about
appropriating native culture. Why? Well, let me lay the framework.
First off, I’m
not a guy who “knows a Native American” or has a “Native friend” I am a 100% Anishinabe (Ojibway) dude who
lives on reserve and has fought racism, stereotypes, pan-Indianism, and
cultural appropriation fiercely for as long as I can remember. I’ve been the
victim of horrendous racial violence as a child, adolescent, and adult, and I’m
also a gamer.
I am the
first to point out anything that smacks of any of the above and after I saw the
Dia Lacina essay on “Horizon: Zero Dawn” being culturally insensitive and appropriating Native culture, I felt for the first time in a situation like this that I had to say something in rebuttal.
issue with the use of the words Tribal, Primitive, Braves, and Savage being used
in the game (fyi they’re used to describe predominantly white people in game
and they’re White words we didn’t use to describe ourselves thus I claim
no ownership of, nor want to, anymore than I want to be a redskin, Indian or
It seems (IMO) that most of her beef comes from an apparent belief that numerous aspects of generic tribal culture
that appear in the game (making clothing from skins, hunting with spears and
bows, living in a Matriarchal society, etc) are the sole domain of the Native American and just to be safe and cleverly keep her POV less subject to scrutiny, she
applies it even more broadly to indigenous people world wide (I will just
refer to us in particular as NA cuz I’m lazy and I also don’t refer to myself as a Native
American) and basically that anything that is remotely “tribal” shouldn’t be
used in gaming without our or someone else’s permission.
In fairness, I don’t know
if she’s actually played the game but as someone who is currently in the midst
of doing exactly that, I can tell you that I have a pretty good idea of what
stuff triggered her being upset and why, and while I absolutely respect her right to get
offended by whatever she likes, and she makes excellent points about some other games, I am going to point out that there are flaws
with this logic.
all, the basics: HZD is set in a post-post-apocalyptic future where people are
living in tribal groups in a very destroyed world. Machines exist but as hybrid animal/dinosaur
type creatures and technology is pretty much non-existent in day to day human
of the story is a red haired, white girl
named Aloy who lives as an outcast with her adopted father, Rost. Without giving a lot away, they are fiercely
shunned by the local tribe for something Rost did and also the fact that Aloy
and rightly, though somewhat dismissively remarked upon by Lacina, is the way women and especially women
of color are portrayed so positively in-game as this particular tribe is a
total Matriarchy run by elders of various ethnicity. African, Asian, White, and a variety of undefined people of color are common everywhere in the game. (The leader of one band of warriors is a very fierce, commanding, intelligently portrayed black woman with a powerful presence.) It reflects a fairly global society from a “skin
color” perspective without any horrible accents or broken speech.
an “All-Mother” goddess and their culture is (at least how I saw a lot of it) fairly heavy
on European i.e. Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian, etc type symbolism and the
rest is filled in with mostly generic tribal-ish stuff that you could find in
countless cultures around the world.
didn’t get a “Native American” vibe off the game. Of course, I don’t automatically presume to
claim sole ownership of things like tribal life, hunting with bows and spears,
and worshiping spirits of various elements solely for my own. Random fact: Because there are over 500
distinct First Nations in N. America, we, believe it or not, didn’t all ride horses, live in tipis,
use bows and arrows, tobacco and sage, and worship Eagles and Wolves. Why? Well…use your brain. Tobacco and Sage don’t grow EVERYWHERE,
horses came over with the Europeans (and if you saw where I live you couldn’t have and cant for the most part get a horse through the bush if you tried) Eagles and Wolves don’t live EVERYWHERE….get
the point? Anyways….
examine Rost, he like most of the men has a braided beard and other seemingly Viking/Middle
Ages inspired features, is white, speaks clear, unbroken English, and is a
loving, protective and very positive role model for the girl. Aloy for her part, is also fairly Viking-esque
(to the point of looking incredibly like Lagaertha from the show Vikings but
with red hair) also Egrit from GoT, and is no damsel in distress who needs men to save her. NOWHERE
in the game have I encountered any Tipis, wigwams, Sweatlodges, or Non-White
people speaking in stereotypical “Me smoke-um peace pipe, He go dat-a way”
The opening cinematic is very touching (and long)
as we see the orphaned Aloy as a baby in Rost’s care being carried around in a
bundle on his back (which pretty much every culture did in one form or another
at some point in time) and him ultimately taking her to the spot where a child
of the tribe receives it’s name.
liked this idea as it isn’t often portrayed in a lot of mediums outside of
stereotypical “Dances With Wolves” bullshit.
Also, naming ceremonies are not the sole domain of NA people and what
occurs bears zero resemblance to any NA ceremony I know of. (It was actually a little Lion King at one
point lol) But it’s a powerful moment in the beginning with much more that
occurs during it but I won’t spoil that either.
is a pretty complex character. She’s
extremely independent, defiant, and questions pretty much everything about why
things are the way they are and wants to do something about it. You actually begin playing her as a 6 year
old which is pretty unique and even then she’s tough and fearless and
determined to explore her world.
She is in no
way hyper-sexualized (I’m looking your way Overwatch) Her clothing and everyone
else’s, is utilitarian and appropriate for the environments she lives in, and
so far, I have not encountered anything with her or any other character that
made me go “WTF?”and trust me, my radar for that shit is HIGHLY SENSITIVE. This isn’t Avatar, people. It’s not John Smith. It’s not The Great Wall
or Pocahontas. This isn’t white dude
shows up and saves the helpless non-white people while helpless native woman
falls in love with him stuff. It’s a
fictitious future where we maniacs blew it up, damn us all to hell!
the more annoying thing for me as an actual Anishinabe. I don’t need people speaking for me or
getting offended on my behalf. I am very
capable of doing that myself. I am also in no way writing this claiming to be
speaking for any other NA people or persons.
It’s based on my observations from actually playing HZD and examining the
various fictional “cultural” elements in the game.
If you see a
skin tied inside a hoop and automatically assume it’s a dreamcatcher” ripping
off “our culture” (FYI Dreamcatchers are a 20th century thing whose
popularity was a result of pan-Indianism that exploded in the 70s.) or if you
see feathers on a spear or as part of a costume (nowhere is anyone wearing a
single eagle feather in the back of a beaded headband or a Dakota looking headdress
either) and automatically presume it to be ripping off NA culture, you’re REEEEEEEEEEALY
reaching. If you think caring for the
environment, obeying matriarchs, worshipping elemental spirits, or making your
own clothes is solely the property of NA culture, see previous statement.
By all means get offended. Get offended
by Chief Wahoo. Get offended by the
Washington Redskins. Get offended that
thousands of Native women have been murdered or gone missing and nothing’s been
done about it. Get offended by Johnny
Depp or Robert Beltran playing Native people instead of actual Native people
getting those roles. Get offended by
shit like Adam Sandler’s “Ridiculous 6” where a native woman is called a “hot
piece of red prairie meat” or Depp’s “Lone Ranger” movie.
that my family was destroyed by the Residential Schools and that the 60s scoop
took babies away from their families and people, that forced sterilizations
took place and mass graves of dead Native children exist at former Residential
jump on the I’m offended bandwagon because you saw some feathers or skins or
spears or bows in a game and immediately grew indignant and wanted to claim
them as OUR culture. They’re not. They’re almost globally universal in numerous
cultures at various points in time. Get
offended, as she rightly mentioned, when the game Overwatch sexualizes the shit
out of almost every female character and takes West Coast tribal art and makes
a costume out of it.
appropriation. White people holding
powwows in Europe (powwows are also pretty much not traditional and are
extremely pan-Indian, not to mention full of us appropriating each other’s
Native cultures ie. Dakotas wearing Jingle Dresses, Ojibway wearing Dakota
regalia, etc) is appropriation.
just not seeing it the same way. And I’m nobody. I have no ties to Guerilla or anybody other than myself and my community.
❛ I wish that I could tell you. ❜
❛ You should have stayed. ❜
❛ Please don’t come looking for me. ❜
❛ Just get out of here. ❜
❛ I don’t know, I just don’t know. ❜
❛ Why did you come? ❜
❛ Do you think this is a game? ❜
❛ Can’t break something that was already broke. ❜
❛ Don’t fix something that isn’t broke. ❜
❛ Why can’t you just butt out?
❛ I don’t need your help. ❜
❛ I’m not here for you. ❜
❛ You’re never here for me when I need you. ❜
❛ Is that smell you? ❜
❛ Can you please just stop already. ❜
❛ I’m leaving you. ❜
❛ I just didn’t want you to come around. ❜
❛ Are you sure you’re okay alone? ❜
❛ No, no, no, no —- I just checked it last night. ❜
❛ Don’t worry, you’ll learn how to do it someday. ❜
❛ I think we are going to like each other a lot. ❜
❛ I just wanted to come and let you know. ❜
❛ So, what are you going to do, now that you know? ❜
❛ You have got to be fucking kidding me right now. ❜
❛ Do me a favor and shut up already. ❜
❛ Scratch the serial number off of it. ❜
❛ I’m not wearing a mask. ❜
❛ You act like it’s all my fault sometimes. ❜
❛ I’m here for your pity party. ❜
❛ You are in a lot of trouble, you know that right? ❜
❛ You aren’t allowed in here. ❜
❛ Who invited you? ❜
❛ You aren’t wanted around here anymore. Sorry. ❜
❛ I can’t keep covering for you. What’s going on? ❜
❛ Just tell me what’s wrong! Talk to me! ❜
❛ There’s so many things I would’ve done differently. ❜
❛ Stop crying about it and do something about it. ❜
❛ Stop looking for the things worth dying over and find the things worth living for. ❜
❛ So, prove them wrong. Thats the best way to do it. ❜
❛ Don’t need anyone who doesn’t need me. ❜
❛ Yeah, well, we all have our sob story so just save it. ❜
❛ Don’t cry over me or for me, I’m not worth it. ❜
❛ It isn’t cheating if you aren’t actually dating. ❜
❛ You know what? That’s a good idea. ❜
❛ You need to find someome better already. ❜
❛ I’m not listening to your bullshit right now. ❜
❛ Is that a freaking condom? ❜
❛ It smells like sour milk in here for crying out loud. ❜
❛ Am I really standing here witnessing this right now? ❜
❛ I’m not a bad influence if it’s always your ideas. ❜
❛ I never forced you to do anything. ❜
❛ Are you really walking out on me? ❜
❛ Come near me again and I’ll blow your head off. ❜
❛ Treat me like the princess that I am. ❜
❛ Just remember a lot of guys want what I’m letting you do right now. ❜
❛ How can you possibly be in love with two people at the same time? ❜
❛ Let’s just get out of here. ❜
❛ Shhh, I’m going to key his/her car. ❜
❛ There’s no one even here. ❜
❛ I’m just saying, it sounds like a bad idea. ❜
❛ Is that blood on your shirt? ❜
❛ Oh my God, are you bleeding?! ❜
❛ Jesus, don’t you ever get tired of doing that. ❜
❛ You know they throw people in Asylum’s for doing that. ❜
❛ You’re just looking for trouble, like always. ❜
❛ Enough is never enough for you. ❜
❛ I could never get tired of this. ❜
❛ You’re so jumpy lately. ❜
❛ I mean I feel bad but whatever. ❜
❛ I have a reputation to maintain unlike you. ❜
❛ Why are you staring at me? ❜
❛ Stop feeding into his/her bullshit! Wake up! ❜
❛ Are you on drugs or something? ❜
❛ You have lost your fucking mind, once and for all. ❜
❛ Yes, you summoned me. ❜
❛ I’m not here to help you. I’m here to watch you struggle. ❜
❛ Hey, cut it out already! I can hear the stupid TV. ❜
❛ Are you seriously asking me this right now? ❜
❛ Have you ever tried to count the stars? ❜
❛ I should kill you right now! ❜
❛ Don’t you dare walk away from me! ❜
❛ I know where you live! Don’t forget! ❜
❛ I just wanted to have a good time but no, you couldn’t let me, could you? ❜
❛ This friendship has officially sunk, hope you’re happy. ❜
❛ Are you satisfied now? You should be. This is what you wanted. ❜
❛ I don’t get everything that I want unlike you. ❜
❛ Must be nice to be that miserable all the time. ❜
❛ Happiness is the most temporary thing in life. ❜
❛ Everything happens for a reason, right? ❜
❛ You can call me at any hour. Always. ❜
❛ There’s nothing that I can’t do. ❜
❛ You’re like a forty year old, like an old soul or something. ❜
❛ Say it or I’ll cut your finger off. ❜
❛ I will stab you right in the eye if you look at me one more time. ❜
❛ Go ahead and look but don’t touch, unless you want a broken limb. ❜
❛ I’m actually a serial killer. I’m not joking. ❜
❛ You have such a morbid sense of humor. ❜
❛ This is our time, come on, let’s have our time. ❜
❛ Hey, want a hand with that? ❜
❛ I almost forgot what that felt like. ❜
❛ I just want to feel something. I don’t know what though. ❜
❛ I need your help with something. ❜
❛ I’m pissed off right now. ❜
❛ Don’t go breaking my heart. ❜
❛ Why do you build me and watch me fall? Is that fun for you? ❜
❛ Well, I’m used to it by now, so take your best shot. ❜
❛ I hate crying. It makes me mad. ❜
❛ I really don’t want to be seen with you right now. ❜
❛ Please, just don’t forget. Whatever you do. Don’t forget. ❜
❛ You can’t catch me though. ❜
❛ I know I said fucked up things and I’m sorry. ❜
❛ Look, I’m an asshole. I don’t mean be to be. ❜
❛ I’ll try not to be an asshole anymore. ❜
❛ Any pocket knives or anything? ❜
❛ Where’d you go? ❜
❛ I’m going to turn myself in. ❜
❛ Did you finish your cigarette yet? ❜
❛ You can turn around and face the other way. ❜
❛ It wasn’t worth it, was it? ❜
❛ I have no idea what you said. ❜
❛ Right now, you’re acting very weird. ❜
❛ I don’t even know what that statement means. ❜
After hearing about it for a while, I’ve recently started a morning ritual that has already improved my productivity and focus. Initially it sounded like it would take up way too much of my time, but now I’m a total morning pages convert.
what they are
Here’s the basic idea: every morning you take out three pages of paper and free write (by hand! no word docs allowed) whatever comes to your mind. There are no rules about what you write, as long as you write three pages of something.
why they help
The reason behind morning pages is that once you have everything down on paper, you can free up some headspace to do other things. It’s also a nice way to pinpoint why you’re feeling anxious, or if something has been on your subconscious. And let me tell you, it works. I’ve found that I easily make up for the time it takes to do them (about 20 minutes) in the time that I would normally be distracted.
how to make them count
Free writing can be difficult to get the hang of. We often feel confined by rules and grammar, so throwing them all out the window feels wrong. Remember that these pages are for your eyes only, they won’t be graded so don’t worry about spelling something wrong or even making them legible to anyone else. My pages are often full of abbreviations and are written in handwriting no one could ever dream of reading. And that is a-okay, because they don’t have to be pretty or thoughtful, they just have to be done. I write whatever comes to mind and just let my thoughts flow. One thing will remind you of the next until you have three full pages in no time.
So what if you don’t know where to start? Just write down everything you have to do today. Write down anything you’re worried about in the future. Write down anything you’d like to do someday. You’ll soon find something that you didn’t even know was bothering you.
I don’t expect to read them again anytime soon, but it may be cool to see in a bit how everything I worried about worked out, so I’m hanging onto them for now. If recycling them is more your speed, that’s cool too. Just don’t be tempted to type them up! If you’re writing on a computer you can go back and change things and will be more tempted to make them perfect. That’s exactly what you want to avoid. Hand writing them will keep them from being perfect so that they can be good.
Try it out for a couple days and let me know if it helps. I know that I’ve already seen a huge difference!
I think the realest of the INTP stereotypes is the one about our lack of motivation. Or procrastination. Or whatever you choose to call it. Seriously, why is it that I constantly have all these magnificent ideas dashing through my brain, but I can’t ever buckle down and actually complete a project?
Completion is never easy for me. I have to fight every step of the way, and it’s a bit depressing to look down and see all the abandoned projects all around me.
And then, even when other people might think that a thing is done, I’m never totally satisfied with it. I might even treat it like it’s finished, but, in my head, I could probably always think of something else to tweak.
This is probably why I’m so okay with not finishing things. If nothing ever really seems finished to me, then why should I bother pretending that it is?
Not that this is a great life philosophy or anything. But I think it’s the way a lot of INTPs naturally look at projects.
You had always been close to the guys…well at least six of them. You had worked as an intern at BigHit when the guys were trainees and eventually debuted. However, you moved onto a bigger and better job, but still managed to stay good friends with the group. You somehow ended up at JYP in hopes of being a manager one day. But you were still one of their treasured friends, and they valued your input towards the group.
You don’t know when the feelings started. Well to be completely honest, you didn’t even realize you had these feelings for Namjoon. But what Hoseok said was true. You were always shy around him, but somehow making him happy became important to you. You noticed all the subtle things about him and studied him like a book unconsciously. Before you knew it, you knew all the things he loved and all the things he resented.
But he became increasingly cold towards you. He never really treated you like the other boys, who were always open and friendly with you. And maybe that’s why you fell for him. Because you had to figure him out and he was always on your mind. He became your favorite puzzle to solve and once it was solved, it became your hobby making sure the puzzle stayed whole and beautiful.
mon el usually makes me bitter and annoyed every single episode but i’m fuming after this one and i’m gonna tell you exactly why
1) “i liked being a hero bc it meant i could be by your side” mon el should not want to be a hero just bc he’s horny for kara, if he really paid attention to kara and cared about what she did as supergirl, he would know that.
2) HE SAID I LOVE YOU??? HES NEVER SHOWN TRUE RESPECT OR LOVE FOR HER, i feel like you need to at least show your love for someone before declaring it (and also in such an awkward situation… yikes™). meanwhile maggie and alex are the most supportive and loving gfs ever, have been in a healthy relationship for quite awhile at this point (probably months??), and they’ve barely gotten super intimate scenes or kisses, let alone an i love you from either of them.
3) he should not have to rely on kara to be a better person. sure she can introduce him to the idea to being a decent person and she can inspire him or whatever, but he can grow as a fucking person ON HIS OWN BY HIS OWN WILL
4) “will you ever tell me the truth?” “i don’t know” RED FLAGS RIGHT THERE BUDDY IF YOU CANT BE HONEST AND COMMUNICATE W YOUR PARTNER THEN LEAVE THEM, DUMP THEM, DROP (KICK) THEM. why didn’t kara get rid of him 10 years ago.
5) except kara can’t really get rid of him bc mon el doesn’t know the concept of listening to someone’s wishes and giving them space. he’s so entitled it’s so obvious like he always thinks he knows more than kara. she’ll tell him to do something and then he’ll go “hmm i think not” and then when things inevitably get fucked up he asks for another chance
6) speaking of “”“second”“” chances, at this point it’s not a second chance, mon el, you’re begging for mercy that you don’t deserve. kara has given you plenty of chances and undeserved guidance and you never. fucking. learn.
7) honestly this probably doesn’t even begin to cover it there are definitely some points im missing
WARNING: KIND OF LONG POST FEATURING A CYPRIOT IN LOVE WITH THE COMEBACK OF 13 AMAZING, TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.
So…. I’m crying. I’ve actually been crying for hours. Why? Well one word: Seventeen.
I spent so many days in worry. When I heard that Seventeen are changing their concept I was extremely worried. After all,what I have noticed is that some people do not accept change. They expect a group to have the same branding forever.
So like I said, I was worried. Most importantly I was worried that I’d be disappointed. especially since their last album is one of my favourite albums. Ever.
And then today, I finally saw the comeback. And let me cut to the chase…. I love this comeback.
I love that they are maturing, growing up as artists, improving and creating beautiful art. I love that they are acting, travelling to master their craft and gain experienes.
I love the song. What makes it so amazing is that Seventeen has such amazing colours. Each member is so different, they have such a unique feel, so fresh. And they always experiment. The rappers try singing, the singers try new ranges and so do the others. They push boundaries. They are not just content with the label of ‘vocal’, 'rapper’ and so on. They want to move forward, to evolve and I love it.
This song also makes the members feel more equal. Indeed the song doesn’t feel like 2 members ft the boys. It feels like 1 single unit, shining together. It feels like they all matter. And in my opinion, although they do dance together and sing together, it does indeed feel like they are 'alone’ due to the mood of the song.
The lyrics are so emotional. But that doesnt compare to the emotions in their voices.
Their voices show clear pain, suffering and longing but also determination to not cry. Even if that determination seems to hurt them more than help them. Their voices tell different stories and it’s beautiful.
And the part with Mingyu, Wonwoo, Jeonghan and Seungkwan seems to be the most heartbreaking for me. Because during that part it seems like we get a conflict of what Seventeen are saying( that they are ok) versus what is going on inside their heads which is that they are not ok at all.
In fact, they want the person they long for to come back, hence why they ‘dont wanna cry’, just incase their tears prevent them from seeing the person, or whatever they want to see. ( I really love this idea so much)
So we get a feeling that they are lying to themselves. We get the feeling that we can relate with Seventeen. Because we too have hid or still hide our real feelings. We put a smile and say ’ yep, I’m fine’ when it’s all lies.
And the choreography….. It’s amazing. There is a flow yet passion in their bodies during the choreo and it really compliments the song. It makes it even better as the choreo itself tells a story.
It is not a choreo done just to look cool and impressive or just to get someone to say ‘wow that was a random cool move’. They tried to make it into a message. A tale in itself. Once again the ‘dorawa’ part immediately comes into my head. The way they fall on their knees, the way they move feels like they are hopeless. Broken. It feel like they have given up and all there is is numbness.
And the visual of the MV is phenomenal. So beautiful. Really compliments the song and dance.
So what can seventeen not do? What else do they have in store for us? There are so many stories they want to tell. But for now we all need to follow and then recover from this story. Because I have a feeling this will be an emotional ride.
After all, their anniversary is soon and I have to prepare for that too emotionally. (ah thinking about that makes me want to cry again)
I can also sing praises about this album.The title track is amazing but so are the other songs.
The vocal unit feel is sweet and emotional. It just relaxes the muscles, the brain and makes me want to close my eyes and relax. Just listen to Seventeen.
The hip hop unit is once again branching out.
The performance unit release what people call a literal bop.
The china line slays hard and Crazy in love feels like a rollercoaster. And lets be real, ain't nothing better than a kpop rollercoaster. And if it’s as fun as Seventeen’s well…. what could be better.
So many styles, so many colours, so many emotions.
I really, really hope they win an award. Just one at least. Because right now it’s all about the power of the different fan bases.We are fighting digital monsters. And while I would like to say that 'just be happy you got a comeback’ I’d be lying. I want Seventeen to win. And it’s ok if you want your bias group to win. It’s normal. You can say ’ Seventeen deserves to win’ because they do. Seventeen realises high quality music, a mini album full of stories. It’s ok to want them to get more recognition.
So Seventeen, good luck. As a Carat I would like to say that I am so proud, so happy. You work so hard, train so hard and most importantly you risk. And i am here to vote, stream, fangirl and cry with you! Maybe you ‘dont wanna cry’ but its ok. We, Carats, will cry for you instead!
Thank you so much for this beautiful comeback.
Thank you for working so hard for this.
I can’t speak for every Carat but I haven’t felt so satisfied in so long.
This is beautiful.
Thank you for starting to open up to us slowly and telling us more about your style and your feelings.
Thank you for being emotional in a title track.
There are so many thank you’d I want to say, but I’ll leave them for the anniversary.
Thank you for reading!
PS. I want to address the elephant in the room. I’d like to ignore this issue but since it’s a hot topic, I will put my 2 cents into it. Many haters are spamming with comparisons to Chainsmokers in order to hurt Carats and Seventeen(and i dont mean the constructive criticism. Just the hate). It is not ok to drag a group which works so earnestly down. Not when they work so hard.
However, it’s just proving that Seventeen are becoming a bigger group. That people feel threatened. Try to take away all their hard work. Haters can try but we Carats will stay strong. We will protect Seventeen, support them, be with them through their improvement. And fellow Carats don’t be discouraged! Let’s be strong for our boys and defend them!
(I’m sorry but I just had to get that out of my chest).
Lets stream like we have never before! They deserve all the love!
can you please do another soulmate au in this one when you reach the age of 16 a tattoo of your soulmates initials appear on your body. jughead never told anyone his real name and betty has no idea who the F.J. tattooed on her skin could be.. please :)))
Aw man, this is cool!
Jughead took a deep breath, pulling the beanie he always wore, lower on his head. He took a peek in the mirror to make sure his ears were covered, that was the purpose of his beanie after all.
Running his fingers over the spot just behind his ear, partly covered by wavy dark hair, he traced the delicate letters “B.C”
Of course he knew what they stood for, they had shown up so suddenly the day he turned sixteen. He remembered the shock and disbelief he felt at seeing those very familiar initials, scrawled in pretty feminine letters over his tan skin.
Betty Cooper. His soulmate was Betty Cooper, there was no one else, it had to be Betty. He couldn’t tell her, couldn’t show anyone. On his birthday Archie had begged to see his initials
“It’s a right of passage dude! Come on, you were the first one I showed when I got Veronica’s initials!” Archie practically pleaded with the boy.
Jughead had simply shook his head and shrugged his shoulders
“I didn’t get any initials, looks like I don’t have a soulmate.” He played it off as a joke but the sympathetic look veronica and Kevin had thrown him nearly made him spill the truth. He hated having people pity him.
There had to be a mistake, there was no way Betty was for him, she was perfect and soft and sweet, but equally as powerful and strong. He was just the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, he didn’t deserve her. Today was her birthday and he was sick to his stomach about who her actual soulmate would be.
Trevor Brown, it had to be him. The way he stared at her in the hallway made him sick, and when Trevor offered to carry her books to class Jughead felt postively violent.
Speaking of the beautiful blonde, she was headed his way, an angry looking Kevin and a confused Veronica in tow.
He heard Kevin huffing
“I don’t see why you can’t tell us, it has to be someone we know. We’re not gonna judge you Betty. Just tell us.”
Veronica was nodding along
“I promise B, whoever it is, we’ll make it work, whatever it takes.” She placed a soothing hand to her shoulder.
Betty finally reached Jughead ,Archie joining the group, practically sprinting out of the bathroom at the mention of Betty’s soulmate. Everyone in riverdale had been waiting to see who americas sweetheart would be paired with.
“I don’t know! I’m not lying, I genuinely have no idea. It’s no one we know, I’m not telling anyone until I figure it out!” She pouted, gripping Jugheads arm and leading him ahead of the group.
As curious as he was, he allowed her to pull him without questioning it.
“Happy birthday Juliet.” He spoke low, for only her to hear.
She turned to him with a sad smile
“Not so happy Juggie.”
He opened the door to the blue and gold office for her as she curtsied and giggled
“Thanks Romeo.” She threw him a wink before plopping down on the ugly plaid couch, her friends storming in after her.
Jughead quickly took the open spot next to her, at least he could save her from Kevin sitting there.
She sighed as everyone stared at her
“I don’t know. I don’t want to talk about it. And I promise I’ll tell you once I figure it out.” She spoke it all so quick it knocked her breath away, slumping to lean against Jughead.
He wrapped a comforting hand around her shoulder, gently squeezing.
She looked up at him and sighed
“Wanna know a secret?” She whispered a sad smile furrowing her brows.
Jughead nodded turning to look at her
“You know I love a secret.”
“Me too. Well. I don’t really know how to say this, so I guess I’ll just spit it out. I wanted it to be you. I wanted you to be my soulmate, I know you don’t have one and all but, I thought maybe you were mine. I know it’s stupid, but now I’m stuck with this stupid F.J on my palms and I have no clue who it is. It’s totally weird, but..”
Jughead cut her off quickly, gripping her wrist and bringing her hand dangerously close to his face.
“Juggie!” She pouted indignantly “staring at it isn’t going to make him appear, the least you could say is Thankyou, I mean I pretty much..”
He cut her off again, this time ripping off his beanie and throwing it behind the couch, his eyes still drawn to the heavy handed F.J written across her palm, it was surrounded by nail indents and crescent shaped scars from when she dug her fingernails into her palms, to calm her nerves.
“Jughead” she said again softly this time, her warm eyes ducking to catch his, tearing him away from her palm “are you okay?”
He broke into the biggest grin, raising a hand to tuck the hair away from his ear revealing the gorgeous B.C.
Betty gasped, her hand moving to her mouth.
He nodded slowly, gently holding her palms face up in his hands
“It’s nice to meet you Betty Cooper, my names Forsythe Jones.” He was smirking now as she opened and closed her mouth
“You mean?” She choked out
“You don’t think my parents actually named me Jughead do you?” He wrapped his large hands around her face, her palms resting on his chest, the F.J placed over his heart.
She traced her initials with watery eyes.
“I knew it.” She whispered
“Damn am I glad.” He sighed out, capturing her lips in slow kiss.
I’m not a financial advisor but please open a savings account and put money in your savings account if you can. I know what it’s like to grow up with parents who have 0 experience with financial advice. my parents grew up with no money and their parents did too. and even though they became middle class and then wealthy in adulthood, they didn’t have knowledge about building credit or savings to pass on to me, and the knowledge that they did have they didn’t share with me. I literally opened a savings account because someone on the internet told me to. No one in my family advised me about that, and that is awful. So I’m passing it laterally and down to you all, my friends and babies.
Please open a savings account with your bank and put money in it. If you work in the mall or at a Starbucks or a little shop, you can still treat yourself and save if you usually Just treat yourself. If you want an apartment you “need” credit, but don’t get a credit card too young especially if you can’t pay it off. Get financial advising! There is information online. But I have spoken to some of my 20+ year old friends who have no savings accounts but plan on moving to NYC or LA or Miami and getting their dreams and it’s like…? On whom’s dime henny?????! The only reason I’m happy about moving to ny is because of how much I have saved.
I have enough saved / earned this month to pay almost a year of rent and utilities and groceries which is why I’m not that stressed…. you all can save More than me if you are strategic. The entire time I’ve been in university I should’ve been saving effectively, I would feel so much better. I love you all and I love the idea of you treating yourselves all the time. but if you wanna have your own apartment or your own car or whatever and you don’t have your parents to lean on, you need a savings account so you can’t touch your money.
Try and be proactive about your future and realize that that’s the point of parents, they’re supposed to have experience and advice to share with you so you don’t fuck your life up or experience the stress and pain that they have
A temp I barely knew was actively trying to get me fired behind my back.
This happened a while ago but decided to post today as she rang a member of the office and used the threat of unfair dismissal claim if she wasn’t given a good reference. Not sure if it belongs in here or not.
TL:DR An office temp I’d spoken to a handful of times conspires to have me fired without my knowledge. It’s a very long story so be warned it’s a bit of a vent.
So, we had a temp covering maternity leave that turned out to be a bit of a nutjob. She was EA to Deputy CEO and seemed to think this gave her some sort of status. We’ll call her the temp. I’d spoken to her twice maybe three and was incredibly nice; I make it my business to be nice to everyone. What she didn’t know is that from about a week after she started I knew she was sending daily complaints (all unfounded and untrue) to my manager about me. My manager and I get on socially and professionally and he was dumbfounded by her doing this. I still have no idea, why she did it to me either and until today I’d put her out of my mind.
We are talking 3 or 4 complaints a day and asking for stuff to be taken further and why wasn’t I getting warned/reprimanded, whatever?
♡ Summary: It has been nearly a year since you started writing anonymous letters to Jungkook, giving him words of encouragement behind the thin mask of a paper. He never considered you as a possible suspect behind these letters, because you were nothing more than a best friend. And you couldn’t put all the blame on him either, after all, you were too afraid to confess in fear of tarnishing your precious friendship.