i just love all of these album and single covers :d

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Harry Styles: Singer Opens Up About Famous Flings, Honest New LP
One Direction's Harry Styles goes deep on love, family and his heartfelt new solo debut in our revealing feature.

January 2016. There’s a bench at the top of Primrose Hill, in London, that looks out over the skyline of the city. If you’d passed by it one winter night, you might have seen him sitting there. A lanky guy in a wool hat, overcoat and jogging pants, hands thrust deep into his pockets. Harry Styles had a lot on his mind. He had spent five years as the buoyant fan favorite in One Direction; now, an uncertain future stretched out in front of him. The band had announced an indefinite hiatus. The white noise of adulation was gone, replaced by the hushed sound of the city below.

The fame visited upon Harry Styles in his years with One D was a special kind of mania. With a self-effacing smile, a hint of darkness and the hair invariably described as “tousled,” he became a canvas onto which millions of fans pitched their hopes and dreams. Hell, when he pulled over to the side of the 101 freeway in L.A. and discreetly threw up, the spot became a fan shrine. It’s said the puke was even sold on eBay like pieces of the Berlin Wall. Paul McCartney has interviewed him. Then there was the unauthorized fan-fiction series featuring a punky, sexed-up version of “Harry Styles.” A billion readers followed his virtual exploits. (“Didn’t read it,” comments the nonfiction Styles, “but I hope he gets more than me.”)

But at the height of One D–mania, Styles took a step back. For many, 2016 was a year of lost musical heroes and a toxic new world order. For Styles, it was a search for a new identity that began on that bench overlooking London. What would a solo Harry Styles sound like? A plan came into focus. A song cycle about women and relationships. Ten songs. More of a rock sound. A bold single-color cover to match the working title: Pink. (He quotes the Clash’s Paul Simonon: “Pink is the only true rock & roll colour.”) Many of the details would change over the coming year – including the title, which would end up as Harry Styles – but one word stuck in his head.

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BTS songs {A masterlist}*

Hey there ARMYs! This is a masterlist of BTS’ songs. This includes all the songs, unofficial songs, covers, OST, mixtape, etc!

Hope you enjoy!

Its gonna be a long post

*Updated 



1st Single Album: 2 Cool 4 Skool [2013]


1. INTRO: 2 Cool 4 Skool (feat. DJ Friz)
2. We Are Bulletproof Pt.2
3. SKIT: Circle Room Talk
4. No More Dream
5. Interlude
6. 좋아요 (I Like You)
7. OUTRO: Circle Room Cypher
8. (Path)


1st Mini album: O!RUL8,2 ? [2013]


1. INTRO: O!RUL8,2?
2. N.O
3. We On
4. SKIT: R U Happy Now?
5. If I Ruled The World
6. Coffee
7. BTS Cypher Pt.1
8. 진격의 방탄 (Attack on Bangtan)
9. 팔도강산 (Satoori rap)
10. OUTRO: Luv In Skool


2nd Mini Album: Skool Luv Affair [2014]


1. INTRO: Skool Luv Affair
2. 상남자 (Boy In Luv)
3. SKIT: Soulmate
4. 어디에서 왔는지 (Where Did You come From?)
5. 하루만 (Just One Day)
6. Tomorrow
7. BTS Cypher Pt.2: Triptych
8. 등골브레이커 (Spine Breaker)
9. Jump
10. OUTRO: Propose

11 Miss Right


1st Japan Single Album: No More Dream [2014]


1. No More Dream (Japanese ver)
2.進撃の防弾 (Attack On Bangtan) (Japanese ver)
3. いいね (I Like It) (Japanese ver)


2nd Japan Single Album: Boy In Luv [2014]


1. Boy In Luv (Japanese ver)
2. N.O (Japanese ver)
3. Just One Day (Japanese ver)


1st Album: Dark & Wild [2014]


1. INTRO: What Am I To You
2. Danger
3. 호르몬 전쟁 (War Of Hormones)
4. 힙합성애자 (Hip Hop Lover)
5. Let Me Know
6. Rain
7. BTS Cypher Pt. 3: Killer (Feat. Supreme Boi)
8. INTERLUDE: 뭐해 (What Are You Doing)
9. 핸드폰 좀 꺼줄래 (Could You Turn Off Your Phone Please)
10. 이불킥 (Blanket Kick)
11. 24/7=Heaven
12. 여기 봐 (Look At Me)
13. 2학년 (2nd Grade)
14. OUTRO: 그게 말이 돼? (Does That Make Sense?)


1st Japanese Album: Wake Up [2015]


1. INTRO
2.The Stars
3. Jump
4. Danger
5. いいね!Pt.2~あの場所で~
6. Wake Up


3rd Mini Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life) pt. 1 [2015]


1. INTRO: 화양연화
2. I Need U
3. 잡아줘 (Hold Me Tight)
4. SKIT: Expectation!
5. 쩔어 (Dope)
6. 흥탄소년단 (Boyz With Fun)
7. Converse High
8. 이사 (Move)
9. OUTRO: Love Is Not Over


4th Japan Single Album: For You [2015]


1. For You
2. ホルモン戦争 War Of Hormone – (Japanese Ver.)
3. Let Me Know (Japanese ver)


4th Mini Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life) pt. 2 [2015]


1. INTRO: Never Mind
2. Run
3. Butterfly
4. Whalien 52
5. Ma City
6. 뱁새 (Silver Spoon)
7. SKIT: One Night In A Strange City
8. 고엽 (Autumn Leaves)
9. OUTRO: House of Cards


5th Japan Single Album: I NEED U [2015]


1. I NEED U (Japanese Ver.)
2. DOPE -超ヤベー!- (Japanese Ver.)
3. フンタン少年団 (Japanese Ver.)


6th Japan Single Album: RUN [2016]


1. Run (Japanese ver)
2. Butterfly (Japanese ver)
3. Good Day


Special Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Live) Young Forever [2016]


– CD 1 –
1. Intro : 화양연화
2. I NEED U
3. 잡아줘 (Hold Me Tight)
4. 고엽 (Autumn Leaves)
5. Butterfly (Prologue Mix)
6. RUN
7. Ma City
8. 뱁새 (Crow It / Baepsae)
9. 쩔어 (Dope)
10. 불타오르네 (Fire)
11. Save ME
12. EPILOGUE : Young Forever


– CD 2 –
1. Converse High
2. 이사 (Move)
3. Whalien 52
4. Butterfly
5. House Of Cards (full length edition)
6. Love Is Not Over (full length edition)
7. I NEED U (Urban Mix)
8. I NEED U (Remix)
9. RUN (Ballad Mix)
10. RUN (Alternative mix)
11. Butterfly (Alternative mix)


2nd Japanese Album: Youth [2016]


1. Introduction: Youth
2. Run
3. Fire
4. 超ヤベー! (Dope)
5. Good Day
6. Save ME
7. フンタン少年団 (Boyz with Fun)
8. ペップセ (Baepsae)
9. Wishing On A Star
10. Butterfly
11. For You
12. I Need U
13. Epilogue: Young Forever

2nd Album: WINGS [2016]


1. INTRO: Boy Meets Evil
2. 피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears)
3. Begin
4. Lie
5. Stigma
6. First Love
7. Reflection
8. MAMA
9. Awake
10. Lost
11. BTS Cypher 4
12. Am I Wrong
13. 21세기 소녀 (21st Century Girl)
14. 둘! 셋! (그래도 좋은 날이 더 많기를) Two! Three! (Because we have more better days)
15. INTERLUDE: Wings

16. Spring day
17. Not Today
18. OUTRO: Wings
19. A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone


7th Japan Single Album: Blood Sweat & Tears [2017]


1. 血、汗、涙 (Blood Sweat and Tears)
2. Not Today (Japanese ver)
3. Spring Day (Japanese ver)

PREDEBUT

Suga – All I Do Is Win
BTS – Bangtan Hook
RM – Check The Voice
RM – Favorite Girl
BTS – Let’s Introduce Bangtan Room
RM & JK – Like A Star
Suga – Min Diss
Suga – Min Swagger
BTS – 닥투
BTS – 방탄소넌단의 즐업
RM – 비싼 여자 (Expensive Girl)
RM, Suga & Jin – 학교의눈물 (School Of Tears)
BTS – 흔하의 슴생의 크리스마스 ( A Typical Trainee’s Christmas)
RM, Suga & Jin – Adult Child
BTS – Thinking About U
BTS – The Swagger
Suga – 싸이하누월

COVER


Jin, Jimin, Jungkook & V – You’re My
Jungkook – 일하는중 (Working)
Jungkook – SOFA
Jimin & Jungkook – Christmas Day
V – Someone Like You
Jin – 엄마 (Mom)
V & J-Hope – 안아줘(Hug Me)
Jin – 난 너를 사랑해
Jungkook – Lost Stars
Jungkook – Paper Hearts
Rap Monster & Jungkook – Fools
Jungkook – Nothing Like Us
Jungkook – Purpose
Jungkook – Beautiful (OST Goblin)
Jungkook – We Don’t Talk Anymore
Jungkook & Jimin – We Don’t Talk Anymore pt. 2
Suga, Jin & JK – So Far Away

MIXTAPE

Rap Monster: RM (2015)
1. 목소리
2. Do You
3. 각성
4. Monster
5. 버려
6. 농담
7. God Rap
8. Rush
9. Life
10. 표류
11. I Believe

J-Hope: 1 Verse (2015) Listen here
1. 1 VERSE

Agust D: Agust D (2016) Listen here
1. Intro: Dt SugA (Feat DJ Friz)
2. Agust D
3. Give It To Me
4. Skit
5. 치리사일사팔 (724148)
6. 140503 새벽에 (140503 at dawn)
7. 마지막 (The Last)
8. Tony Montana (Feat. Yankie)
9. Interlude: Dream, Reality
10. So Far Away (Feat. Suran)

UNOFFICIAL SONGS


BTS - A typical idol christmas

BTS – Born Singer

JK, Jimin, V & J-Hope – Beautiful


Jimin & V – 95 Graduation
BTS – So 4 More
BTS – We Are Bulletproof pt. 1
RM & JK – 아라요 (I Know)
BTS – Arirang
Jin – Awake (Christmas ver)
RM – Always
RM & V – 네시 (4 o’clock)

COLLABORATION


RM ft. Mandy Ventrice – Fantastic
RM x Wale – Change  

REMAKE


BTS – Comeback Home (Original: Seo Taiji – Comeback Home)

OST

Hwarang OST Part.2: Jin & V – 죽어도 너야 (Even If I Die, It’s You)

Cover Performances

Shinwa - This love & T.O.P.

TVXQ - Something

Shinwa - Perfect man

Seo Taiji and boys - Class Idea

Rain - Rainism

Kim SungJae - As I told you

8eight - Without a heart

5th Mini Album: Love Yourself : Her [2017]

1. INTRO: Serendipity
2. DNA
3. Best Of Me
4. Illegal/Dimple
5. Pied Piper
6. SKIT: Billboard Music Awards Speech
7. MIC Drop
8. Go Go
9. OUTRO: Her


< Hidden Track >
10. SKIT: Hesitation and Fear
11. Sea



And that’s it! If I did miss some songs do tell me and hope you liked it!

None of the videos are mine, credit to the rightful owner!

 (FIC REC MASTERPOST)

- Why Can’t It Be Like That , by @taggiecb : Louis Tomlinson, head of his local hospital’s charity fund, suddenly finds himself in the heart of the Royal family when his mother marries the third son of the reigning monarch. Such an upset in lifestyle brings a lot of changes for Louis, one of them being the need for a stylist. Enter Harry Styles, a cutting edge fashion stylist who loves his job and prides himself on his passion. The first time he sees Louis Tomlinson on the cover of a tabloid he wants to dress him, style him, make him as beautiful as Harry knows he could be. When he’s hired to do just that, he knows this will be a perfect partnership. That is, until he actually meets the man.A fashion AU with a royal twist, where Louis doesn’t need a stylist, Harry’s thrilled to have a real life Barbie doll, and they’re both very wrong about each other.

Larry Royal AU with a twist (93k, E) : Stylist Harry and newbie kind of Prince Louis, totally hate to love and angsty (meaning ammmmaaazing angry sex (bottom Louis) ) and miscommunication. read this !

- How Fast You Fall , by @fullonlarrie : They meet as transfer students at university orientation, and Louis wants Harry the first time he sees him. But Louis isn’t looking for a boyfriend. With school and work, he doesn’t have time for anything more than a casual hookup. When they become roommates, Louis decides it’s best not to pursue Harry and take the chance of messing up their living situation. They quickly become good friends and soon Louis realizes that his attraction is much more than just physical. However, because Harry has a plan to stay single and celibate until he graduates, Louis assumes that he doesn’t stand a chance, and tries everything he can think of to make himself forget about his feelings for Harry. 

Larry Uni/Roomates/Friends to lovers AU (50k, E) : aaahhhhhhh this fic is awesome !! A lot of pining and sexual tension, and also an amazing plot twist I don’t want to spoil (but it’s linked to Love Actually). So fucking good ! (hot smut too, kind of share that)

- Looking Through You , by @allwaswell16 : Just as Louis and Liam were starting out in the music industry, writing and producing for up and coming artists, a fateful meeting with new pop singer Harry Styles changes everything. Four years later, just as Harry is set to embark on his next world tour, a drunken confession causes a rift between once inseparable friends. As Harry tries to make sense of his feelings for Louis, he begins writing his next album to express them as it may be the only way to break through the walls that Louis has built between them.

Larry BFF to lovers AU (41k, E) : my heeeeeart. My feeeels. Songwriter Louis and famous singer Harry, so much angst omg, it’(s amazing read this. (bottom Louis)

- Too good to be bad, by @latitta : “You’ll never guess who’s here,” Louis rushes out, knowing very well that this is not how it’s supposed to go. “Louis, we should focus on the mission.” “I know, but it’s Harry, Li.” Liam falters for a second. “Training camp, sexual awakening Harry?” Or: Two spies, one mission, zero things left in common between them.

Larry Spy AU (24k, E) : with a ex to lovers and hate to love plot, some sexual tension and high sex (bottom Harry).

- Have Me And Hold Me , by @letsjustsee :  His clumsy trips were now even more burdened by the sudden downpour. Twice he almost fell making his way back to the ceremony area, mostly due to his insistence on running across the lawn in between trips. The rain was relentless, coming at him from all angles with a deafening wind that muted everything outside of his own heavy breathing.
He felt like he was making pretty good headway, all things considered. His pace was stalled only momentarily when, on his tenth or so trip, he thought about what someone looking out the window at that moment would see. Louis in his formal shirt and trousers, barefoot, stomping through the muddy lawn to gracelessly lug two chairs at a time towards the building.
Or, a wedding day AU in which Louis will let nothing stand in the way of a perfect day - especially a little rain.

Larry established relationship and Wedding AU (6k, NR) : OMG i genuinely cried !! so fucking cute and fluffy, and not at all what I was thinking about ^^’

- Outside Is Just A Blur , by  daggerandtherose : Louis’ son might just be a technology genius as he has quite a knack for calling strangers up on Louis’ phone.  Repeatedly.

Larry single dad Louis (18k, NR) : fluffy and cute, with no smut :)

- Falling For Me Won’t Be A Mistake  , by @all-these-larrythings  ( Rearviewdreamer ): Harry is married to his job and so overworked that he doesn’t know how to stop. All it takes is a forced Hawaiian get-a-away, the warm tropical breeze of the island, and the most beautiful, elusive man he’s ever seen to make him remember what living is like outside of work. Well, that, and the little souvenir he accidentally takes home with him.

Larry mpreg AU (58k, M) : When Doctor Harry met Teacher Louis in vacation … It’s been a long time I haven’t read mpreg , but this one is really great !! barely angsty, fluffy and sweet :) (obviously Bottom Harry for the smut)

- The Melody You Never Heard , by @anylessreal ( bananasandboots ): It’s one last adventure. One last chance to be young and carefree. One final weekend before they take up their internships, their corporate positions, before they enter the real world, fresh out of university. Niall’s his best mate. Liam’s been there for him since they were lost, little freshmen, trying to find their ways through an overwhelming first year. Harry can’t disappoint them, even if it means enduring four days with Louis.  Louis, who he does share a history with, a history he’s never told anyone about, not even Niall, a history he hasn’t brought up in three years because it’s stupid and embarrassing and confusing. Or, the one where Harry gets roped into a four-day camping trip with the boy who kissed him and never called back.

Larry Camping AU (30k, E) : hate to love, full of banters and flirting and boys being bad at communication :D  (not top or bottom, but - great- smut)

Picture Perfect - Request

Requested by anon:  Hi o was wondering if you could do a dean x reader imagine where she’s like taking cute polaroids of him and he realises he loves you :)

Pairing: Dean x reader

Word count: 1,682

Warnings: None, I guess.

A/N: Fluffy Dean. I feel like this is too simple and that that’s what gives it the charm I craved for. Let me know what you think! ;)

Enjoy!

Originally posted by frozen-delight

“DEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!” She cheered, storming inside his room and jumping to his bed.

Dean groaned in response. He had been sleeping until then.

“Wake up, I found something great!” She insisted, trying to tickle him.

Dean extended an arm, wrapped it around her body and pushed her to be by his side.

“Dean!” She squealed and Dean covered her mouth with a heavy hand.

It was weird how his relationship with (Y/N) was.

Of course, they weren’t dating, but they weren’t friends like so neither. What he felt for Charlie was far too different from what he felt for (Y/N). There was obviously something more between them, but Dean wasn’t completely sure what it was.

At first he thought it was mere sexual attraction, but that got discarded when he realized he felt something else and away from his pants. Yes, she could turn him on with the simplest action, but there was also something more.

That’s when he thought he thought of her like a sister, but then on New Year’s Eve he felt the immense need of kissing her – without mentioning the many times he craved to have her physically and emotionally – so that too got discarded.

It ended up in him admitting he liked her. It wasn’t love, just a small need he had developed and that would end when he found the one. However, since he started feeling things for her, every other woman seemed to be less interesting, less beautiful and less funny.

Dean no longer dated anyone else, and he stopped having one night stands. He claimed that it was because he was too old to be fooling around with girls, and that the world needed him to focus, and many other excuses.

It’s not like he didn’t want to fully admit his feelings for (Y/N), but the exact opposite. Dean had grown fond of her – feelings or not – and he knew that if he ended up screwing things up because he confused friendship with love his whole relationship with (Y/N) would be affected. Therefore, he remained quiet about it until he was certain of his true feelings for her.

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Her

Originally posted by beatriceindre

“Yes.”

His eyes lit up as the single word slipped out of her mouth. She was beautiful. Tall with the long black hair that blew effortlessly in the wind. Her milky skin that glowed every time the sun kissed her cheeks. Her smile that managed to steal his heart as well as almost all the other boys in the school. She was incredibly smart as well, ranking at the top of her class with her endless straight A’s. She was perfect.

But she wasn’t you.

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Youtuber!Yoongi as a Father

And now it is time for the first Daegu prince, my highkey spirit animal, a total teddy bear with the softest smile okay his smile is so cute it’s gummy and it lights his face up so much and his smile is that one smile that makes everyone in the room :D even if they don’t know why he’s smiling, Min Yoongi aka Suga aka Agust D

  • For the original youtuber!Yoongi post, click here, for his proposal, click here and for father!Yoongi, all of the father related posts are here
  • For everyone that hasn’t read the original father!yoon post, he has one daughter and in another version, he also has a younger son, to keep this post from getting too long and repetitive, I’ll just be writing it with his daughter but the exact same would go for his son as well
  • Just a quick summary of original youtuber!Yoongi post, he has a music channel, he posts covers, original songs, album reviews, etc.
  • I have zero idea why but I feel like his channel would have a similar vibe to Ollie MN ??? that’s all I can think about with his channel rn so I’m just gonna throw it out there 
  • He’s pretty private on his channel so no one knows you guys are even thinking about kids until he writes an entire song about his feelings about becoming a father
  • He’s nervous, d efi ni tely, but he’s also so excited and in love already
  • He makes a lot of references to the bby being a girl so everyone just connects two and two and realizes Min Suga is having a lil daughter
  • He announces the birth with a log type of video where he’s just sat in his normal office set up but this time he has her in his arms and he’s introducing her with a big smile on his face 
  • “She sleeps a lot, she makes weird noises a lot, she’s just discovered she has fingers so she’s fascinated by that and I’m pretty sure I’m wrapped around those fingers”
  • She’s somehow always in his videos and it becomes like one giant game of Where’s Waldo like in what way is she gonna be featured in his next video
  • He’s got a lil cot set up in his office area bc she’s his bby and he doesn’t wanna be away from her just bc he’s working on music so she’s always in her lil cot while he films but the cot will change locations with each video
  • Sometimes midway through a song, she’ll make a lil bby coo noise (that I love so fucking much bby coos are so cute) and he’ll just get this really wide smile on his face and continue whatever he’s doing
  • Absolutely has a framed photo of her on his desk
  • They get to see her grow up a bit bc the cot gets replaced as time goes on, it turns into one of the lil bouncer things then it turns into her just crawling around then it turns into her walking around
  • He’s doing a video of him playing piano right so the camera is focused on his hands and he’s playing and his eyes are closed but then you just hear this really high pitched key get pressed by her and he stops for a minute and starts laughing
  • A few videos later, he makes a video called “The Min Toddler Song” where he pretty much gives her complete access to all of his instruments and lets her play whatever she wants and press all the buttons and he arranges it all together and adds his own rap to it and he just finds it so funny bc he edits it the way he would an actual song of his
  • Bc bless her heart she had fun doing it but just imagine giving a toddler access to instruments and sound boards and musical equipment in general, it’s a bit chaotic, messy and all over the place but he loves it so much and it just may be his favorite thing he’s ever done
  • He films her doing all of it and it’s so cute to see how happy she is to finally be able to press all the buttons and play with the piano and all the different things he has in his office bc normally he’ll let her play with his instruments if he’s holding them but that’ll be it 
  • Her hair’s in this lil ponytail and she’s in her pajamas bc it was just a day at home for them and she’s got this huge smile on her face and her smile is so identical to his that everyone just has to clutch at their chests for a minute bc o w
  • Her hair seems to be forever messy, no matter how much the two of you try to smooth it down into place but her favorite hair style is to have two braids and her fringe down bc she doesn’t mind if it gets into her eyes at times
  • She’s either in head to toe black or she’s in a princess dress no in between
  • Makes Yoongi dress up as a princess with her tbh
  • There aren’t a whole lot of pictures/clips of her actual face once she’s actually up and running around but there are a few and she looks so much like him
  • It always warms everyone’s hearts to see her bc she’s like a mini Yoongi and he’s always giggling around her bc he laughs at literally every single thing she does 
  • Gives her a Kumamon doll at some point let’s just be real so she’s always seen holding it or playing with it
  • His favorite video he’s ever filmed with her is this one video that makes everyone’s heart just o u c h, it’s a photo of him in bed, clearly having just woken up judging by the fact that his eyes are barely open and there’s a teeny hand squishing his cheek bc bby girl had pressed her hand to his cheek in her sleep
  • “How do I move her hand without waking her up I can’t edit like this my laptop is on the other side of the room”
  • But there are a few reasons he loves it so much, it’s not just bc it’s a cute video
  • He loves it bc whenever he watches it, he remembers how twenty minutes after he’d filmed it, she woke up and gave him her lil sleepy smile and her hair’s sticking up in every direction and she was so oblivious to the fact that she’d woken him up at 7 in the morning and hadn’t let him fall back asleep bc every time he tried she’d shift around and end up sprawled across him or has her foot pushing against his side or her hair in his face
  • That video just reminds him how much he loves her, how much he loves the small moments like that where she’s his cuddle buddy and regardless of how uncomfortable it can get sometimes, he wouldn’t change it for the world and treasures every moment he spends with her
  • “Good morning angel”
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Members:


Kwon Jiyong (G-Dragon)

Originally posted by anko-an

Stats:

Position in group: Leader of the group / Lead Rapper / Composer / Lyricist

Birthday: August 18th, 1988

Height: 5′9″ (177cm)

Weight: 127 pounds (58kg)

Social Media Accounts:

Get to know him:

  • In Korea he is a household name
  • He’s known for his fashion and style
  • He LOVES cats
  • he’s also said “I like girls who are like cats”
  • He knows how to play the piano and the guitar
  • He can beat box (believe it or not)
  • This man is dainty AF
  • He acts like a prince all the time kind of dainty
  • He gets embarrassed easily
  • He becomes cute when he’s around people he likes
  • He pouts and acts childish often (as a form of aegyo)
  • When he performs he does a 180
  • He always has swagger and tons of charm no matter the situation
  • always
  • He’s been friends with T.O.P since childhood, and friends with Taeyang since teenage years
  • Jiyong is a HUGE fan of Dramas
  • At first when Seungri joined the group, Jiyong wouldn’t talk to him because he didn’t put in as many trainee hours as the other members had, and he was angry that he climbed the ranks so quickly
  • Him and Seungri bonded over a TV drama and became really close afterwords
  • He cries easily
  • He has multiple tattoos
  • His dad is #1 on his speed dial

Choi Seunghyun (T.O.P):

Originally posted by jiyongs-g-thong

Stats:

Position in group: Rapper / Lyricist 

Birthday: November 4th, 1987

Height: 5′11″ (181cm)

Weight: 143 pounds (65kg)

Social Media Accounts:

Instagram: choi_seung_hyun_tttop

Get to know him:

  • He loves chairs
  • I’m not kidding this boi really loves chairs
  • Like all his Instagram photos are of food and chairs practically
  • He’s an extremely artistic man
  • he’s legit an artistic genius
  • He has a scar on his hand from a traumatic accident
  • Jiyong has a smiley face tattoo on the same hand, in the same place as T.O.P’s scar
  • Him and Jiyong are extremely close and have been since childhood
  • Bingu T.O.P is the best T.O.P
  • Bingu T.O.P is T.O.P when he’s being weird and silly
  • He’s one of the most outspoken in Big Bang
  • He regularly stands up to anti-fans when they vocally attack his members on social media sites
  • He even goes as far as to take screen shots of their comments and posts them on Instagram with his sassy reply (but they usually get deleted minutes later)
  • He loves making people laugh
  • After his member Daesung was involved in a bad Moter Vehicle accident, T.O.P made it his mission to make Daesung smile whenever he could until he felt better
  • He doesn’t like showing his skin off
  • The only time he’s been seen with his shirt off was in one of his dramas
  • He usually wears multiple layers of clothing no matter the weather
  • He’s also an actor
  • He’s been in 5 Dramas
  • Commitment / Tazza: the hidden card / 71: Into the fire / 19-nineteen / and Iris: the movie are the names of the movies
  • He loves to dance
  • He’s not too good at it, but he always gets a good laugh so he does it proudly

Kang Daesung:

Originally posted by sevnghyuns

Stats:

Position in group: Lead Vocalist

Birthday: April 26th, 1989

Height: 5′10″ (178cm)

Weight: 138 pounds (63kg)

Social Media:

Instagram: xxd_litexx

Get to know him:

  • happiest man on earth
  • seriously so sunny
  • You will often see him with his eyes covered because of his small eyes
  • However, he’s said that his eyes and nose are the features that he’s the most proud of
  • He will do absolutely anything to make people laugh, no matter what it is
  • He will make himself look completely stupid if you’ll laugh
  • Happy virus
  • Incredible drummer
  • He works hard to stay in shape and to take care of himself for both himself and for his fans
  • He has a competitive side though and won’t loose easily
  • everyone needs to see this man on the TV show Running Man to see this side of him. Everyone.
  • He gets scared really easily
  • All you’d have to say is “boo” and he’d jump 10 feet
  • Hates roller coasters and haunted houses (he’s so cute on them though)
  • He loves mathematics and difficult word problems
  • He’s quick witted and very smart
  • One of his favorite things to do is to support his members and always says how grateful for them he is
  • He’s accident prone when cooking
  • Comedy king
  • Amazing at impersonations
  • Loves his fans more than anything else in the world
  • He had the main roll in a tv show called “What’s up”
  • He was in the Korean version of the musical ‘Cats’
  • He is a devout Christian

Dong Youngbae (Taeyang):

Originally posted by taeyangspecs

Stats:

Position in group: Vocalist / Dancer

Birthday: May 18th, 1988

Height: 5′8″ (174cm)

Weight: 123 pounds (56kg)

Social Media:

Instagram: __youngbae__

Get to know him:

  • He hand writes letters to his band mates when they’re apart for a long time
  • or whenever he feels that they need extra encouragement
  • He hadn’t kissed a girl until his ‘I need a girl’ Music video
  • He texted the members of bigbang afterwords saying “hyungs I died. I kissed a girl”
  • He’s the literal cutest human being ever
  • Extremely talented dancer
  • He tends to be quiet but extremely sassy when he speaks
  • “To those of you who said my hair looks like a mop, I hate you.”
  • ^^an actual quote from him
  • Plays the piano, guitar, and drums
  • He’s been dating the actress Min Hyo-Rin since 2013
  • He is also a devout Christian
  • He’s been good friends with Jiyong (G-Dragon) since middle school
  • Jiyong, T.O.P, and him decided to become a group of 3 in middle school when they realized how well they got along
  • He’s the motherly figure to the group members
  • He’s extremely kind and caring
  • He believes in eating right and exercise (and tries to get the other members to do the same)
  • He’s one of the only members of BigBang that can genuinely dance

Lee Seunghyun (Seungri):

Originally posted by sevnghyuns

Stats:

Position in group: Vocalist / Maknae

Birthday:   December 12th, 1990 (THE NEW ALBUM IS COMING OUT ON HIS BIRTHDAY OMFG)

Height: 5′9″ (176cm)

Weight: 132 pounds (60kg)

Social Media:

Instagram: seungriseyo

Get to know him:

  • He was so young when he joined BigBang that he didn’t know how to cook for himself
  • He made the other members cook for him until they made him learn himself
  • The other members still tease him about this to this day
  • He gets the most freaked out when the other members show too much affection to him
  • The other members show him the most affection just to screw with him
  • He’s a little shit (but we all love him anyway)
  • He sasses the members even though he’s the youngest
  • he calls his hyungs by their names like he’s an equal, even when they get mad at him for it
  • He’s sassy and blunt as hell
  • He gives a lot to charity though
  • like A LOT
  • also, he is the aegyo king
  • K I N G
  • He’s been in multiple dramas
  • Haru / Lights and shadows / Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo / A Message Send To You / and Angel eyes are the names of the dramas
  • He’s known for spontaneously breaking out into English songs while in concert and dancing to them (like Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ and Rihanna’s ‘Don’t stop the music’)
  • He’s extremely confident in himself as well as his hyungs
  • He is extremely close to his mother
  • literal sass king (his eye rolls doe)
  • he has said before that “even anti-fans are fans”
  • He loves his VIP’s with his entire soul, he loves us all so freaking much

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT BIGBANG AS A WHOLE:

  • Their fans are called VIP’s
  • They are one of the most widely successful kpop groups in the world
  • The members were each able to branch off into extremely successful solo pursuits
  • This included solo albums, musicals, TV’s, movies, etc.
  • They take a really long time to come out with new music because their schedules are so busy separately that it’s hard for them to get together
  • It’s so worth the wait though
  • They are all extremely close to one another
  • YG added Daesung and Seungri to BigBang before their debut because he felt that a 3 man group wasn’t enough

Originally posted by taeyangspecs


A/N: @annyeongminyoongi I hope this helps you a little bit!! If you (or anyone) wants any more information on BigBang, just let me know!! I’m here for you~ Welcome to the VIP world!!

edit: Originally I thought that this post was a little long, but I added some more things to the list because I felt like I didn’t add enough information. There’s so much about them to tell! They’re truely amazing men

eviljaffafish  asked:

a rogue ask: how would you you rank Graham's albums, and what specifically about each is it that makes you like it to such an extent?

AKL:HGSDHGSDHG:DS YES THANK YOU FOR THIS ASK OMG!!!!! :D

THIS IS GONNA BE REALLY HARD CAUSE THE TOP 3 ARE KINDA EQUAL IN MY MIND BUT…

  1. The Spinning Top (2009)
    I think that the last three albums Graham has made have each shown incredible growth in his songwriting and each master a facet of his style as a musician, so it is hard for me to rank them. But I think The Spinning Top stands alone for how ambitious it was but musically and conceptually. It is a true masterpiece that shows Graham’s incredible technical skills as a guitar player (and his willingness to push himself to master a style of playing that he had always felt intimidated by). The thing I love most about this album is that it shows Graham pushing into unfamiliar territory in every way and yet it feels effortless and entirely him. The acoustic songs are lovely, heartbreaking, and nuanced, they grow more beautiful the more you listen to them. The songs that are electric are examples of Graham’s innovative and unique sound. “Dead Bees”, “If You Want Me”, and “Humble Man” all fit the tone of the albums folk/blues influence, but take it to an abrasive and expressive place. “Tripping Over” is one of the most emotional songs Graham has written, a stunning example of his ability to transform complex feelings into sound. Knowing where Graham was while writing this album, it is evident that it is the sound of him finding the confidence to do something undeniably extraordinary. His songwriting is at its best and the songs reflect his maturity, self-reflection, and vulnerability. The album’s concept is a man’s life from birth to death and the struggle to find your way home, and every song hits the mark emotionally. He shows that he is a man who has lived that struggle and come out the other side, aware of what there is at stake and determined to hold on and find peace. It is a truly special album.

  2. A+E (2012)
    There could not be a better follow-up to The Spinning Top than A+E, which is the complete opposite in every way. The industrial, krautrock sound is as far away from the delicate songs of the previous album as you can get. But like The Spinning Top, the songs follow a loose narrative that helps the album come together conceptually. An endless night out in an unfamiliar place, violence and perversion lie beneath the surface. Graham’s wit and existential angst give the darker songs a sense of humor and ground the album in his own personal experience. One of the best moments on the album are the final minute or so of “What’ll It Take” where Graham screams repeatedly into the void “WHAT’S WRONG WITH MEEEEEE!??!?!?!?” While he has figured a lot of his shit out, he is still the boy he has always been. “Running For Your Life” recalls the early days of Blur, performing in the north where people would yell “GET THE FUCK BACK DOWN THE M1!″ The lyric “we don’t like your accent or your Northampton shoes/get back down the M1 cause we don’t like you” is one of the most Graham lyrics ever. The album ends in the glaring sunlight with bluesy “Ooh, Yeh Yeh”, inspired by an encounter with a friend one Sunday morning who had been out all night and was really not doing good. It is a perfect ending to the album. The sound of the whole album is sophisticated, layered, grungy, dusty old synths and light reflected in dirty wet asphalt.

  3. Love Travels At Illegal Speeds (2006)
    LTAIS is Graham’s “sound” in its most refined and mature form. It is the first of his albums that holds a loose concept, exploring the loss of love and the fear of risking that heartache again and again. The songs are lyrically much stronger than his previous albums and really reflect inwardly on his personal struggle to find and change the parts of himself that get in the way of healthy relationships. The songs “Just A State of Mind” and “I Don’t Believe Anything I Say” ask a lot of tough questions about his own hypocrisy and fear in relationships. The line “just be happy, you are strong now, it’s so lonely to love someone” is at the core of most of the songs. The album addresses old wounds and new hopes with great maturity. The thread of sexual frustration that runs through the album is cheeky and playful. “See A Better Day” ends the album in a hopeful place, with a new relationship and the potential to find happiness.

  4. Happiness in Magazines (2004)
    While I believe LTAIS is a better album, I personally love Happiness in Magazines a bit more. It is charmingly odd, witty, and fresh. The first album Graham made after leaving Blur, it shows a real dedication to showing himself as a confident and professional musician. Produced by Stephen Street, it is the first that Graham didn’t self-produce and it allows the songs to really shine. The album is packed with potential singles that show different facets of Graham’s sound. For me it is the most representative of what I think of when I think of Graham’s solo work and I love that it is a bit unrefined and quirky. It maintains some of the roughness of his early solo work, but it is sophisticated as well.

  5. The Kiss of Morning (2002)
    The Kiss of Morning and Crow Sit on Blood Tree are the two underrated gems in Graham’s catalog. Most of this album was written when Graham was in rehab and it is full of hurt, guilt, and tremendous vulnerability. “Bitter Tears” opens the album strong, it is one of Graham’s best, and it lays the ground for the rest of the album. I love it because, though it is incredibly honest and vulnerable, it shows a determination to move forward and it is full of pain but also strength. The album pretty much builds off of that foundation, it explores many different avenues of pain and guilt, but never loses that determination. Graham explores more of a blues/country sound that is appropriate given the subject matter. His songwriting shows growth and maturity and the production and musicianship are strong. It is the most finished feeling of his self-produced albums and gives the listener an idea of what is to come.

  6. Crow Sit on Blood Tree (2001)
    This album is particularly impressive considering it was recorded in 5 days. It feels very much like a release of all the pain and frustration and doubt he was feeling in that moment, a bit of a mess, but a compelling mess. This one, more than the two previous, feels like something he needed to make, to get those feelings out. And for as rough as it is, it is shockingly cohesive and there are a lot of really good songs on it. “Empty Word” again, opens the album and sets the emotional tone. It is one to scream along to, but it is lyrically heartbreaking, he is not in a good place. “All Has Gone” is a beautiful and sad little acoustic song that is hugely underrated. But the real gem on the album is “Big Bird” which has circular kind of repetition that is a bit like “Tender”. Other standout songs include bluesy “I’m Going Away” and “Tired”, melancholy “Too Uptight”, and infamous “You Never Will Be.” Overall I think this album deserves more love, it is an emotional look into a turbulent moment in Graham’s life.

  7. The Sky is Too High (1998)
  8. The Golden D (2000)
    Graham’s first two albums are tough for me, but I think The Sky is Too High has a few stronger songs. “That’s All I Wanna Do”, “R U Lonely”, “I Wish”, and “Hard & Slow” are all really solid songs, especially “I Wish”. The Golden D holds together better as an album but the strongest songs on it are the two Mission of Burma covers, “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” and “Fame and Fortune”, which are both stellar and true to what Graham was feeling in Blur at that time. As I have said many times, The Golden D is worth listening alone for out of place jazz funk MASTERPIECE “Oochy Woochy”. The appearance of this random jazz funk song on an angry punk/metal album is one of my favorite things Graham has ever done.

THIS WAS SUPER LONG AND SELF-INDULGENT BUT THANK YOU FOR ASKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ARMY = A Damn Career

I’ve been in one of the biggest fandoms in the world (Directioner) ever since 1 Direction came out with What Makes You Beautiful till the day they split up. And let me tell you, it is nothing compared as to being an ARMY.

No lie, being in this fandom is practically a career with a 24/7 commitment contract. To anyone who says that being a fangirl for a kpop group of 7 boys is easy… oh they don’t understand the work that’s put in. There are so many things we have to keep up with.

Keep reading

Confession

Originally posted by simondismydaddy

Featuring: Gray

Genre: Fluff/Slightly Comedic 

Word Count: 3,268

Request: rimisaacrimi sent: Can u do a gray scenario where u’re an aomg artist as well and gray fell for u ? pls

Anonymous sent: could you do a scenario of Gray falling for a girl ddongsang (younger sister figure) that is 8yrs younger than him? Could you go into detail about how/why he starts to like her and how he takes their relationship to the next step (confessing to her)? Thankyouthankyou!! :) sorry this is a long ask.


A/N: I combined both requests. Sorry if it’s long I tried to combine both request as best as I could.


Music blasted from the speakers in the practice room. You were so into the music and practicing your dance moves neither you, or Jay noticed a pair of sneaky eyes stealing glances at you as you danced. The way you were moving your hips and slowly dropped down  to the floor and back up seductively to the beat was enough to turn any man’s hormones into a rushing mess. You were practicing for your official debut/public reveal at AOMG’S next concert. Without even intending on it you were already being called the female Jay Park. You had made small appearances and little featurings here and there on the aomg boy’s tracks not enough to be publicly well known but just enough to tease your existence to the public. But all that changed after you uploaded your cover of Jay’s and Ugly Ducks mommae rapping and singing, as well as your own version of the Mommae dance you mixed part of the girls dance moves and Jay’s to suit your style. It became a hot topic among the underground hip hop  community and Jay and Simon D finally decided it was time for you to have your own solo and debut being the first female soloist under their label.

So as the great producer Gray is he came up with the genius idea of having a Mommae Remix where you could join Jay and Ugly Duck on stage for their next concert which would lead on to your own solo debut song featuring Loco.  As Gray continued to watch you practice for your Remix stage with Jay, he suddenly was having second thoughts on if this is the right approach for your big reveal. Gray’s eyes watched with hawk like eyes as you got back up from the floor and rolled your hips and stepped back towards Jay and Jay walked towards you and gently rested his hand on your waist as he rapped into your ear his verse and he was about to circle around  you till Gray cleared his throat to get his attention “Hey what’s up Gray!” Jay excitedly greeted him. You slightly blushed unaware just how much of your dance practice did Gray witness. You were just now getting comfortable dancing with Jay after about a week’s worth of practice you could finally control your awkwardness around Jay. It was one thing to dance alone with a camera and a whole different thing to have to dance with Jay, not only was he your senior and covering one of his songs. He was also your boss so you felt the pressure to do really well, it wasn’t that you thought Jay was intimidating but you both had always goofed off with each other it was a bit hard to for you as a rookie to take your roles seriously. Your lyrics between you, Jay and Ugly Duck were really flirtatious and more on the seductive side. After your initial shock of seeing Gray standing at the door way you greeted him in polite casual way.

 You weren’t that close to Gray up until a few months ago when  you started preparing for your album, since he was the main producer for your album. You were hoping he didn’t notice the slight blush on your cheeks. As Jay and Gray started talking a bit to themselves, you took this chance to slip away to get a sip of water.  

“Alright man, see you later.” You heard Jay bid Gray a short goodbye before he spoke to you. “Good job today. Freshen up a bit and follow Gray to the studio.”

“Okay.” You said and bowed before he left.  You weren’t quite sure why but you were starting to feel a bit anxious or nervous or a mix of both… Actually you had no idea what you were feeling but you didn’t want to be around Gray right now. It wasn’t that you disliked Gray but he was being even more quiet than usual around you. You just stood there not sure if you should say something or wait for him to say something or just walk out and wash your face… but that would be  rude. So you found yourself staying put until Gray broke the silence, “So… I guess we should head over to the studio now.” He said not really sure where he should look since you were in your practice clothes; a sports bra, with a loose crop top exposing your shoulders,  sweatpants and sneakers. He initially tried making eye contact but he felt that he was staring for too long so he looked down but your chest came into view and he didn’t know if to look back up or down … so he looked down his eyes meet smooth flat skin of your toned stomach. He quickly shifted his eyes, he cleared his throat. “Um. Let’s go?” He said and walked over to the door. You quickly collected your belongings  and followed Gray a few steps behind him.

“I’m going to the restroom real quick first. I’ll meet you at the studio.” You said breaking the silence between you two before walking off to the restroom.  You looked at your reflection and noticed you were a bit blushed. You splashed cold water and washed your face quickly, you patted your face dry. You felt awkward around Gray lately, because you were getting the feeling he might not like you too much. You felt like he was always trying to put some distance in between the two of you. You wondered if you had done something that he disliked. You thought to yourself that maybe he was annoyed having to see your face so often because he’s the main producer of your album. Or maybe you were just over thinking everything, maybe it was just that you weren’t one of the “guys”. You shook of all the thoughts and decided  to focus on what you were suppose to do.

-

You quietly walked into the studio, seeing Gray was busy and had his headphones on you just silently took the seat next to him. He took notice of you and took off his headphones.  "I want you to listen to this beat I made, I think it would go well with the lyrics you wrote last week.“ Gray said as he handed you his headphones you took them from his hands accidentally you brushed your fingers on his hand. ‘How embarrassing! ’ you thought and quickly took the headphones and put them on.

-

It was great! Not just great! Perfect! How could Gray come up with something so perfect and fitting. You were amazed by his talent, you looked at him with bright eyes, “Gray! This is perfect!”

He sheepishly smiled at you and rubbed the back of his neck, “It’s not that great…”

“Don’t be so modest Gray. I love it  I want it as one of the main singles on my album. Jay has to hear this!” You were so excited you didn’t even notice at what point you had grabbed on to his arms and tugged on him lightly. Too caught up in your own excitement to noticed the  red hue on Gray’s cheeks. “Uh I think Jay and Simon hyung will most likely approve.”

You two both got caught up talking about the possibility of a music video for this track and slowly the conversation shifted into music in general; what each wanted to try for the upcoming year musically speaking. Somehow after a while the conversation drifted to more personal topics that neither of  you really had a chance to touch up on before. Gray seems like such a cool guy not that you didn’t think so before but you found his personal views very interesting and some similar to yours.  Before either of you realized time flew by yes you guys had gotten some work done but you guys spent at least 3 hours just talking to each other other. It was getting late close to 11pm already, both of  you looked a bit tired.

Gray insisted you go home and rest while he continued to work in the studio. You felt guilty just leaving him after you had distracted him for awhile from work. You only felt it was right to stay and help with whatever he needed help with. Even if it was as simple as getting him coffee.

“Really Gray, I can help with anything.” You insisted.

“It’s fine. I got this. You must be tired from dance practice and you have to wake up early and practice with Jay and Ugly Duck tomorrow.”

“At least let me get you a cup of coffee  and if you need help or anything just let me know. I’ll be right back!” You said and ran it before he could say anything else you ran out to make him a cup of coffee.

Shortly you came back with a warm cup of coffee, you handed it to Gray with a smile “Two creams and one sugar!”

Gray noticed you made his coffee just how he likes it, he thought  it was a kind gesture for you to remember such thing. “Thank you”

“I guess I’ll get going now but first promise you’ll text me if you need any help.” You insisted.

“Ok I promise, now go home and rest.”

“Ok Good night!” You smiled.

He cracked the most sincere and bright smile at you, “Good Night.” You almost stood there in a daze but you caught yourself just before you did. You waved good bye and made your way out of the studio.  You walked through the hallways and noticed a light on in one of the offices, you wondered if someone was in there or if the boys forgot to turn off the lights again. You made your way over to check and saw  a familiar back.

“Duck?”

Ugly Duck  turned around and took out his headphones, “You’re still here?”

He wiggled his eyebrows at you with a playful smirk. “All alone with Gray, Hm?” He teased you.

“Oh shut up” You said with a shy smile.

“I guess being so long with Gray wasn’t uncomfortable today, since you were in there for ever.” Ugly Duck was one of your close friends to whom you had opened up about your whole awkward situation with Gray.

“… No, it wasn’t… Actually time flew by this time. We actually had a really good long conversation. He’s pretty cool.” You admitted.

“So he wasn’t cool before today?”

“No, that’s not what I mean. I mean I always thought he was a cool guy… just today I … I don’t know… I really had fun talking to him about other things other than music.”

“So you like him?”

“Yeah”

“Ohhh _____-ah has a crush on Gray~” Ugly Duck teased.

“No I don’t! I like him as a person…”

“Then why are you blushing.” He continued to tease you.

You quickly covered your cheeks, “No,I’m not.” You felt the heat radiate off your cheeks. “Maybe I am, but only because you’re putting me on the spot like that.”

“Come on if Gray were to ask you out, you’d reject him? He’s a really nice guy, talented,  and handsome.” Ugly Duck insisted in getting an answer out of you.

“Ugh, why are asking such nonsense?”

“It’s just a question, how is it nonsense?”

“Because it’s such a random question.”

He shrugged, “Maybe it is… don’t you have to get going now?”

“…are you trying to get rid of me?” You playfully asked.

“Ah,No but it is pretty late.”

“ I was just kidding, well I’ll see you tomorrow. Good night.” You said.

“Bye.” He said as you made your way to the exit.

—–

As soon as you left Ugly Duck, pulled out a bag from under his desk and made his way over to Gray recording studio.

He knocked on the door, but didn’t wait for a reply and let himself in.

Gray was hard at work headphones plugged in and eyes glued to the computer screen. Ugly Duck smiled that all too familiar grin as waved the bag he had been holding in front of Gray to get his attention.  

“Hey bro, you still here” Gray greeted him with a friendly smile.

“Yeah hyung, I need a drinking buddy and you need to take a break.” Ugly Duck replied as he took some bottles of soju out of the bag and set them on Gray’s desk.

“I’m still working.”

“Oh  come on hyung one bottle and then we can finish the rest after your done.” Ugly Duck insisted as he opened a bottle and set it before Gray.

Being the nice hyung he is, he took the bottle and took a drink. He just couldn’t brush off Ugly Duck

They made small talk about their day, random things, and just when Gray loosened up Ugly Duck knew it was time to strike.

“I noticed you and _____-ah have been spending a lot of time together lately…” he stated, with a knowing smirk plastered on his face.

“Well yeah, since I’m working on her album” Gray tried to brush off the subject.

“She’s really pretty, isn’t she?”  He pressed on as he opened another bottle of soju and set in front of Gray once again.

Flustered by Ugly Duck’s sudden question, Gray without much thought started on his second bottle, just to give himself some time before coming up with an answer.

“Yes, she is really pretty… Why are you still in the studio again?” Gray tried changing the subject.

Ugly Duck let out a laugh, he didn’t expect Gray to shy away like this.

“Hyung chill, why are you being like this?”

“What?”

“_______-ah , you like her. Don’t you?”

There was a silence for a second.

“Hyung it’s obvious that you like ______-ah. Why don’t you just say it? what’s wrong with saying it?”

“What do you mean it’s obvious?”

“The way you look at her, says it all. Besides I’ve known you long enough to tell it’s not just attraction.”

Gray took a big gulp of his soju, crap his secret was out; but just who else had picked up on his feelings for you?

“It’s not like you to just be so passive. Why haven’t you made a move or anything?”

“… We’re both under the same label. I’m just trying to be professional. Besides that our age gap… I don’t think it would work out between us” Gray finally came clean as he gulped up the last bit of his second bottle.

“But you like her…it’s more than that. I’ve noticed how you watch over her. You always bring up what’s best for her to Jay and Kiseok hyung. You always stay up late working on beats for her. To say you like her is just an understatement. So you’re just going to just sit around and watch her from afar?”

Gray ran his hands through his hair, tugging it at the ends. “What the hell am I supposed to do? Ask her out, out of the blue? She probably just sees me as an “oppa” it’s not like we have a one or two year difference between us. Our age gap is something to think about.

The two continued their drinking in silence for a few minutes. “Well I hope you don’t regret being so passive once she’s taken. Just don’t start writing sappy heartbreak songs for everyone.” Ugly Duck said nonchalantly.

“What do you mean?”

“You haven’t noticed? You’re not the only one that seems interested in her. Last weekends party, The Quiett, has his eyes on her.”

Gray, felt a rush of emotions, alcohol and Ugly Duck were probably either the best or possibly the worst advisers. Not completely processing all his thoughts or double thinking ;Gray found himself dialing your phone number.

You were halfway home when you had received Gray’s call.

“Hey Gray what’s up?

“oh um not much. Are you home now?”

“No, I stopped by the convenience store for a few items.”

You heard him take deep breath before continuing.

“Could you come to the studio? ”

“ Sure, I’ll be there in a bit.”

The call ended shortly, you worried about Gray’s tone of voice. He sounded serious a little too serious for your liking. Your mind started working up all sorts of scenarios in your mind.

You soon arrived at the studio. You knocked at the door and waited for a reply. Since there was no answer, you let your self in only to find a fidgety Gray playing around with his fingers.

“I’m here. Is something wrong?”

“No, nothing is wrong.”

“Are you sure?” You asked as your eyes scanned the room. “You’ve been drinking? ”

“Everything is fine, I did a bit .”

“By yourself?”

“No, Ugly Duck was here… but that’s not the point. I need to talk to you.”

“Ok.” You said eyes filled with anticipation.

He took a deep breath and exhaled, “I’m not sure if there is a right or wrong to say this.”  It was now or never, “I like you. I really like you  and I’d like for you to give us a chance to get to know each other better.”

You were dumbfounded, were your ears playing tricks on you?

“Gray you’re drunk, it’s me ” You were convinced he was making a mistake and confessing to the wrong person.

“I know.”

“Maybe we should talk when you’re sober?”

“I know what I’m saying and I mean it.”

“Trust him! Drunken words, sober truths!” A familiar voice hollered from the next room.

You were startled. “Ugly Duck…”

Way to leave it to Ugly Duck the ever so supportive homie/hype man.

“I know it’s really unprofessional since we’re label mates and our age difference but I don’t want to keep wondering what could have been. ”

You were stunned by his sudden confession, you probably wouldn’t have guessed this was the reason he was acting distant from you. Gray reached out and held your hands in his. “So what do you say?”

A shy smile made its way on your face, “I’d love for us to have that chance.”

Gray couldn’t contain his happiness and embraced you, you hugged him back just as close.

Abruptly you both had your phones ringing and vibrating non-stop; bringing your hug to end.  You both checked your  phones to see what was the urgency for these texts.

It was a group chat;

Ugly Duck: “It’s official! Gray & ______-ah       are together!”

Loco: “Hyung! Congrats! ______-ah please love him a lot!”

Elo: “Good for the both of you but please don’t act lovey-dovey around me (:”

Jay: “Yay! About time you made a Move Gray.”

Simon D: “Now will you please stop drooling over her?”

Dok2: “Yeeeaaa about time you two got together”

Beenzino: “Maybe we can have a double date now?”

The Quiett: “:) Be happy together!”

—-

You and Gray giggled at the nice supportive messages of your close friends.

“I’m surprised Quiett hyung would send that.”

“Why?”

“I thought he had a “thing” for you?“

“Ugh? Ew, no way! We’re related! Well, we’re distant relatives like 3rd cousins or something. Why would you ever think that? Didn’t you know we’re related?” You were puzzled as to why Gray would ever come up to such a conclusion.

You both heard Ugly Duck burst into a crazy fit of laughter in the next room.

… the culprit…

“YAAAH  Sun JuKyung!!”

“YOU’LL THANK ME LATER HYUNG!” and with that Ugly Duck took off running.

A little lie never hurt anyone?


I know it was  a scenario request -_- and I got carried away and ended up writing a whole oneshot … but hopefully it wasn’t too long to read? lol like/reblog if you actually read the whole thing?

Out of all these characters I would end up being Ugly Duck lol which one would you guys end up as ? Clueless girl or person who can’t confess their feelings ?

Let Me Down Gently

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Genre: Phandom Big Bang 2016 fic! Angst and fluff, sort of slow burn getting together, happy ending

Summary: Fiction. AU in which Dan is (briefly) a lawyer, until he gets fired and kicked out by his girlfriend. Wandering alone at night looking for a place to stay, he happens across a slightly strange man who introduces himself as Phil and who owns a B&B. Without much choice, Dan takes up the offer to stay there, and quickly grows to have a certain fondness for Phil. There’s only one problem: Phil runs the B&B with his long-term partner Alex.

Warnings: cheating (not Dan and Phil exactly, it’s complicated), low self-esteem, inaccurate descriptions of legal systems (I’m not a lawyer sorry xD), occasional swearing

Word Count: 51k

A/N: This is my fic for the 2016 Phandom Big Bang! It’s quite a bit angstier than my usual stuff, but there is still fluff and a happy ending, I promise ^_^

Giant thanks to my beta @vincent-phan-gogh, could not have done this without your encouragement and hard work, you’re the best :D also thanks to @insanityplaysfics for helping me out with some of the finer points and not making me hate my writing, and to my poor irl friend who dealt with me shouting at her about this fic, and then provided me with some of the angst when my fluff-loving heart couldn’t take it anymore. T

itle from ‘Water Under the Bridge’ by Adele, who’s album I listened to aggressively the entire time I was working on this.

Reminder that I don’t know Dan or Phil at all and I’m not suggesting this in any way reflects reality. This is a work of fiction

It was almost a relief.

The rain in his hair, the scratchiness of his eyelids, the rough dark croak that had replaced his normal voice. Dan strode down the street with one measly bag clutched in his grip, just the few things he’d been able to grab on his way out with Maria screaming in his ear. One thing was for sure – he would never be welcome back there.

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For those who want to know what the fuck is going on with Brand New right now, I’ll explain it in a way that people who are foreign to the band will understand:

Back in 2006, the band was making their third album. During the process, the low quality demos were leaked. The band decided to rehash the entire demos, leaving only 3 songs from the demo in the actual record. Two of which were acoustics that either turned electric (Untitled 08/Sowing Season) or had more electrical flourishes (Untitled 06/Luca). Both of these songs were also given completely different lyrics. The other, Untitled 09, kept only the melody of its chorus and was put into the song “The Archers’ Bows Have Broken”. These demos are a huge part of their lore for the fact that they leaked and causes the band to work on new songs which later became their opus of an album, The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me (TDAG for short). It’s the one with the spooky skeleton dudes and the little girl that you see Tumblr edits of all the time. The one with “Jesus Christ, that’s a pretty face/I’m alone again”. Yeah, that one.

When TDAG came out 9 years ago, there was a thing in the linear notes that said to send a self addressed stamped envelope and $1 to this address for a lyric booklet. No one got anything from it except some people who got their dollars returned. It has been a running joke over the years. 9 years later, someone claims to have gotten a lyric booklet from the band. He posts pictures of it and at first people think it’s a lie, but more and more people kept getting the lyric booklet in the mail.

In the lyric booklet, it came with tbe dollar that was sent and a message saying “You will get it when it’s finished”. In addition, there was also this sheet of paper that says that their leaked demos from 2006 (the low quality leaks from before, known by the fanbase as Fight Off Your Demons) are available in a cassette in high quality near the Wardenclyfe Tower. Someone went to the address but nothing was there, just a bar and a restricted private property. After a while, people made a Google search about the location and it turns out that the place used to be a radio tower. Upon furter inspection, people found cryptic information about the tower, including the fact that on July 10th, it would be the 120th birthday of the Tesla radio tower. July 10th is also the birthday of Jesse Lacey, the lead singer of Brand New. Not only that, see, June 10th is the day that record stores will stop putting out new releases on Tuesday and instead, on Friday. In addition, a couple of months ago, Mike Sapone (or Kevin Devine, I forgot which exactly) posted a picture on Instagram of the band in the studio that was captioned with the birthdays of famous celebrities. So this thing about Jesse’s birthday isn’t without reason.

Later in the night, connections were made. Last year, the band had a “NODE” button on their site that lead to a couple of places, most notably, their mp3s and a link to a page on a site called “Fusion Anomaly” that covered conspiracy theories about radio towers and the Central Nervous System. The radio tower could be a connection to the Telsa one, but what about the CNS? Another thing the band did last year was put out a new brand of merch, Electricity Is Dangerous, which shows people getting into accidents from electricity and a red line that shows exactly how they got electricuted that happens to flow through the nervous system of the characters. Currently, at the bottom of the band’s site, you can find a text that says Earth Sound Alliance 2015. On Fusion Anomaly, you can find a page called The Sounds Of Earth that talks about a project in 1977 where NASA made a time capsule that contained a vinyl like disc that held audio of many Earth-like sounds so that aliens could learn about us should they find it. It contained things from the sound of rain, barking of dogs and kisses from Mothers.

About an hour after that discovery, another person was found with a lyric booklet. On one of her pictures, it revealed an image of lights torwards the sky, much like image of The Battle Of Los Angeles, another thing that Fusion Anomaly covers. On this image there’s text that says:

218114414523
rip 2018
“Know God’s Just Work”

People assumed that this was stating the year that Brand New would break up. But what about the numbers? Questioning them, people thought they were a phone number, but it wasn’t long until the number was decoded to be:

2 18 1 14 4 14 5 23 

If you assign each letter a number, A = 1, B = 2, etc., you get B R A N D N E W. Brand New. This further fuels the theory of the band’s departure. In addition, Jesse himself has said the he doesn’t want to be in the band when he’s 40. Jesse turns 40 on 2018. In addition to this, Know God’s Just Work was also on a billboard in Brooklyn last year, that also caused cryptic hype.

What exactly is Brand New hyping? Is it the break up that will be done in 3 years? Is it a new album that will be out in June? The band has been in the studio on and off for 2 years now, so that isn’t a stretch. What further helps this theory is that the band says that they want the next album they make to be what would’ve happened if TDAG (and the album after it, Daisy) never existed. Thus, it would sound like a follow up to Deja Entendu, their second record, as opposed to Daisy, their fourth.

Want one last haunting thing? A video was found yesterday that was recorded back in the day. It’s the band playing live and during the middle of the set, someone asks about the lyric booklets that were never sent. Jesse says that they would send them out during a time that everyone has forgotten about them and no one cares. The last part referencing that a lot of people don’t have the same address as they did 10 years ago, so the people who get the booklets wouldn’t care as they have no idea what it is.

Could this all be nonsense speculation? Probably, but the band is known for being cryptic. It’s all part of the band’s lore. This is how the band acts, if at all. The band loves to be silent on social media and doesn’t even go to interviews or do press. Their last music video was back in 2003. Their last album was in 2009. The band has many cryptic gems in their discography, whether it be the first time the Deja Entendu astronaut surfaced the internet in 2003 to the fact that their 2009 album, Daisy, starts and ends with a woman singing gospel for about a minute. The band has 10 untitled songs, one of which is an interlude that repeats a single phrase over and over again (some say it’s “I will never listen”, but without the lyric booklet, no one knows for sure as it has vocal effects). They have another interlude called “Be Gone” that has Jesse talking over heavily distorted vocal effects, making interpretations of the lyrics impossible bar a few words. Another song, Limousine, is a 7 minute song about the car crash that killed the 7 year old Katie Flynn. As you can see, Brand New love to be obscure, so this whole series of events can be speculated without being far fetched. This band creates mass hysteria every time the mere thought of them doing something is brought up, to an extent not even close to being matched by any band in this general music scene. Music forums have crashed due to the influx of people trying to talk about this. So, that leads to the question that I tried to answer but basically failed at doing:

What the fuck is Brand New is up to this time?

EDIT: The contents of the cassette were never mentioned and I confused it with speculation. Thus, the cassette may not be the FOYD tracks. My apologies.

Dear New ARMYs

Dear New ARMYs

Please take good care of our boys when you become an ARMY. Please don’t only love one member, as it’s a rule for all of ARMY to appreciate every single member no matter what.

First, there’s our leader, Kim Namjoon aka Rap Monster
He is brilliant. He’s in the top percentage of intellects in South Korea, and taught himself how to speak and write English fluently. He raps like no other and is secretly the actual visual of the band. I mean, he’s perfect.

Second is Kim Seokjin. He’s the oldest of the group, but acts like the youngest (maknae). His favourite colour is pink, and he loves food. He even has his own show called EAT Jin where he eats food live and talks to the fans. He’s the visual of the group and most definitely the most underrated, so we welcome new Jin stans with open arms!

Third is Min Yoongi aka Suga aka Agust D. I’m honestly not sure where to start with Yoongi, as he is my idol, and a person who I look up to a lot. He is the main rapper of the group, writes all the lyrics, and produces the songs. He is a god send. he’s also the boyfriend of Jimin, though he won’t admit it. I don’t want to give a lot away, but you should look into him on your own, and read about his background, because honestly, he’s been through so much and deserves the world.

Fourth is Jung Hoseok aka J-Hope aka Hobi. He. Is. The. Fucking. Sun. Hobi, our hope, our angel, J-Hope. Hobi is the main dancer and actually makes a lot of the choreos for the group, so he’s just amazing. He’s very happy, energetic and honestly, you can’t help but love him. His raping voice is very unique but beautiful non-the-less. Y'all better Stan him as hard as ya can because he’s the real deal.

Fifth is Park Jimin. Honestly, there isn’t a soul in ARMY who doesn’t like Jimin. He’s so bubbly, and cute, and so much more. He’s a lil smol bean, and is the shortest of the group and is thus made fun of for that reason. But, we still love him no matter what. Despite his angelic, pure face, this boy is sin and I’d be surprised to ever find someone who didn’t like him from the off.

Sixth is Kim Taehyung aka V. Tae (my first bias) is honestly perfect. He’s the perfect blend of unique, cute and manly. This boy is O B S E S S E D with Gucci and he wears 100% Gucci only. One thing I NEED to point out: NEVER EVER GIVE HIM THE NICKNAME ALIEN. HE HATES IT AND ITS DISRESPECTFUL TO HIM. IM WARNING YOU RN. Anyway, he’s lovely, and his voice is very smooth and deep, and just amazing.

Last (and definitely not least) is Jeon Jungkook. My current bias, Kookie (his nickname) is the youngest of BTS and by far one of the best singers ever. He covers a lot of English songs which show his amazing voice, and he is referred to as the Golden Maknae as there is NOTHING he can’t do. When he debuted at 15, he could sing, dance, rap, and everything in between. Jungkook is honestly talent in a human but very awkward so please take care of him.

BTS stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan (방탄 소년단) which is Korean for Bulletproof Boy Scouts.

Now I’m gonna make this clear - if you’re a fan who ain’t gonna stay, please, please, just don’t hurt the boys while you’re a fan. I’m aware there will be bandwagon fans and I’m prepared for it, but please don’t hurt our boys. They’re so precious and what they achieved last night is something no Kpop artist has ever done. Please respect them.

If you’re looking for bomb-ass songs to get to know them, here are a few (or a lot) to get you started:

Cypher Part 4 - the newest instalment of the rap line ROASTING HOES
Dead Leaves - my favourite, and pretty much everyone’s favourite
Tomorrow - literally saved my life
Run - dasi run run runnnnn
I Need U - this is dope af
Dope - talking of Dope. This is the song that introduced me to the boys and I love it
Whalien 52 - a beautiful song that you should listen to
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Begin
Lie
Stigma
First Love These are solo songs. 100%
Reflection worth listening to
Mama
Awake
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No More Dream - their debut song
Like - DONT WANNA BE FOOL WANNA BE COOL WANNA BE LOVED SAME LOVE AS YOUUUU
War of Hormone - la la lalalalaaaa
Coffee - a metaphorical song wow
Save Me - THE CHOREO FOR THIS IS AMAZING
N.O. - because fuck rules and society
Cypher Part 3 - my fav part worth the listen because Yoongi talks about giving head kinda

OTHER SONGS THAT ARENT BTS
The boys also release their own songs that are worth listening to.

Lost Stars - Cover by Jungkook
Fools - Cover by Jungkook and Rap Monster
1 Verse - J-Hope
Agust D - Agust D (Suga/Yoongi)
Tony Montana - Agust D
The Last - Agust D
Joke - Rap Monster
Do You - Rap Monster
Someone Like You - Cover by V
Eomma - Jin

That’s just a very SMALL selection of songs, they have a lot of amazing tracks to listen to so definitely just spend time listening to all their albums and mini-albums.

Please send love and respect, and understand that Kpop is completely different to western pop. It is absolutely amazing, as idols are trained for years before debut. It’s hard, backbreaking, and so different to western pop.

Don’t just Stan BTS either, there’s lots of other AMAZING groups to at least take a look at, as BTS are a third generation group, second gens like EXO, SHINee and Big Bang are phenomenal and you should definitely check them out. Other third gens like GOT7, Pentagon and Red Velvet are equally awesome. The girls are amazing btw. Just putting that out there.

There’s also a k-hip hop scene which I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE with the likes of Jay Park, Gray, Zico, Mino, Ugly Duck, Crush (kinda), CL, Hyuna and a shit ton more.

ARMY welcome you all to the fam, we will love you and take care of you and teach you everything you need to know, but in exchange, all we ask for is respect to BTS, that’s all. A lot of us are scared about what is going to come from the BBMAs so please, don’t let our worst fears come true!

Welcome to ARMY 💖💕

STOMACHACHES, more like GERARD-INFLICTED-ACHES, eh, Frankie?

It’s a spiderweb.

You know where else there’s a spiderweb?

You know what it is a part of?

Yep. Frank's hopeless romantic tattoo. Hopeless with a spiderweb on one hand, romantic with just one half of a broken heart on the other.

And that one,folks, we’ve already talked about. It’s connected with the HOPELESS ROMANTIC song by the Bouncing Souls, I’ll now remind you of its lyrics (please note that Frank has also tweeted this song and these tattoos showed up on Frank’s hands around the ProjRevolution times so yeah.)

“I’m a hopeless romantic
You’re just hopeless

Beer and wine does me fine but
It doesn’t always do
When I get back up and dust off
I always come back to you.
I’m my own man with my own plan
I can’t do the things you want me to
I’m kinda lazy and I kinda stink
But I’ll clean myself up for you”

So obviously, that song’s got a lot to do with how Frank felt over Gerard’s well, or let’s just say over their 'break up’ after Projekt Revolution. …over the fight…and the non-talking and the band hiatus and leathermouth and world is ugly and stay and all that followed…ehm.

Now, the lyrics…Assuming that this is exactly how Frank felt (cuz c'mon,tweeting that song,getting a tattoo of it), then the half of the broken heart represents just that, a break up, being heartbroken, end of a rship. Frank was crushed and desperate and pissed off cuz c'mon,Gerard, but despite all that and how much he hated himself for it, according to the lyrics, he knew he would always get back up, dust off, clean himself up for and come back to Gerard. And THAT’S exactly what the web represents. It’s not being hopeless as in “there’s no chance for us anymore”, but being hopeless as in“i’m hopeless-ly in love with you, i will always come back to you, there’s no getting out of this love web”

Aaaaand here we come to the the album’s cover photo!!

 

So now you get the idea, i believe….cuz hell yeah, i’d totally say the spiderweb on the cover once again represents Frank being unable to get out of the freaking 'love'web of their relationship……He used to have stomaches after ProjRev (too), when he gained weight rapidly cuz of the pills he ate, also the anti-depressants and all that shit.

So yep, i’m pretty sure it’s ALL connected.

Now when we’ve discussed the (possible) general idea of the album, let’s get to the particular songs that stood out for me as frerardish ones.

(Mind you, this is just MY humble opinion. Not forcing you to read it, so if you’re not ready for a frerard dose, i kindly ask you to step away now.)

….Get ready for some LOOOOONG reading :-/ sorry.

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Everything I Could Never Tell You (Ziall)

hey guys this is based off of that thing with the CD and all that jazz. i literally had this idea for it to end with niall finding zayn again and suddenly i was writing it as a short story for my fiction class (their names are Noah and Dylan, lol) anyway, I really really REALLY like this one and i hope you do too! kisses!

“Here,” Zayn said, holding out a CD sleeve with a CD set in it just as they were walking out of their very last English class, the very last class at all, actually, of their high school careers. “Think of it as a graduation present.”

Niall turned and looked at the CD, held in his friend’s fingers with a grip a little too strong for just a casual, graduation present, but at the time, he didn’t really take notice of it. He just grinned at him and took the sleeve from his fingers. “Aw, thanks, mate!” he said, turning it over, even though the case was blank. “We can listen to it on the way home. I-“

“No,” Zayn snapped suddenly, drawing Niall’s eyes up to his in confusion, because Zayn was one of the most quiet and laid-back guys he knew, and he’d never seen him this tense in all of the four years he’d known him. Even as the single syllable left his mouth, Zayn seemed to wince apologetically. “Sorry, just… No. Don’t listen to it. Yet. Wait until after graduation, okay?”

Niall raised an eyebrow, at him, glancing back down at the CD case with curiosity. The front cover had a white sheet of paper slid into the front of it so the front side of the CD wasn’t visible to him at the time, but even then, there didn’t seem to be anything special about it. “Um… okay.”

“Seriously, Niall, I mean it,” Zayn said, again with a commanding tone in his voice that almost bordered on desperation, but just like the stiff, trembling fingers, Niall didn’t really notice this until later on. “You have to promise me. Don’t listen to this until after we graduate.”

Niall laughed, more out of the discomfort of his good friend suddenly acting so strange than anything else, but he nodded. “Okay, dude, I promise,” he said, sticking his pinky out for emphasis. Zayn glanced down at it, then back up at him with his dark eyebrows raised, as if to say, Dude, we’re graduating tomorrow. Niall just shrugged. “It’s just strengthening the promise, bro, there’s no harm in it.”

Zayn smiled ruefully and nodded, reaching out and linking his own pinky with Niall’s outstretched one. “Thanks, man. I promise, you’ll understand once you listen, but for now, please wait.”

“Okay, D, sure,” he said, grinning and carefully placing the CD sleeve in the outer pocket of his backpack before throwing an arm around Zayn’s shoulders. “So, graduation, huh?”

“Yeah,” Zayn replied lowly, eyes lowered to the ground, winding his own arm around Niall’s waist and squeezing just one the right side of too tight. “Graduation.”

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BIGBANG’s Interview with July

          Early morning, there was a long line of traffic leaving Seoul. It was May 1st, a Friday before the long weekend. It was also the release day of Big Bang’s new single. Their comeback took as many as 1,157 days. The reaction was enthusiastic. ‘LOSER’ and ‘BAE BAE’ made it to the trending search words and the first place on music charts within seconds. The world was uproarious with stories of Big Bang. At that time, Big Bang was having a free but busy morning in the middle of a barley field in Ansung, Gyeonggido. A tractor-carriage carrying tourists passed by every 15 minutes, but no one had ever imagined Big Bang being here. Colourful clothes were hanging on the hanger leaning against a tree, and staff members and the cars that the members were riding in formed some kind of a fort. The sky was blue as ever. In an old storage building that used to be a drama film set, models that got their makeup done since 7 in the morning were rubbing their sleepy eyes and looking in the mirror. From the speakers, Big Bang’s new songs were playing repeatedly. The five members of Big Bang were stretching.


          “Which song was good?” The first one to bring a chair over and ask the question was Taeyang. It’s been a year since I have seen him after his solo album activities. He was tanner and more muscular than before. “Yesterday I stayed at the office until midnight editing the music video. Then I emptied by mind and watched for people’s reactions.” Since they hadn’t been on broadcasts or doing any kind of interview yet, Taeyang was curious as to how the new songs appealed to the public. It wasn’t an anxiety about how the market would evaluate their songs, it was 100% curiosity. To be honest, the two songs were shockingly good. If the era of Big Bang could be divided into two, pre-‘Lies’ and post-‘Lies’ periods, I felt like the new album would also become another turning point for Big Bang. This was Big Bang’s music… It’s not easy to find musicians that can create the type of music only they can make, and it’s even harder to gain popularity with such music. Other than Big Bang, who would ever be able to talk about sticky rice cakes and martial compatibility in such a classy way?


          “Isn’t it fun? The lyrics are enjoyable too. The lyrics weren’t ‘sticky rice cake’ at first, it was ‘call the police’. At first we just had the flow and we were discussing what the lyrics should be, and suddenly ‘sticky rice cake’ came up, and I really like it. We were going to use sticky rice cakes and buckwheat jelly together…but we thought that would be too much.” The background stories of how the music came to be is always interesting. But what I wanted to find out about the most was Taeyang’s long hair in ‘BAE BAE’ music video! Seeing shirtless Taeyang with long straight hair riding a horse was very shocking. “That was my idea. I wanted to be sexual but funny at the same time rather than being cool. So I overdid it, and even the staff in our office had clear likes and dislikes to the scene. So yeah, it turned out like that.” I was thinking, what would it be like if today’s photoshoot included a scene of Taeyang riding a horse? Let’s say if he learned how to horse-ride. “Not at all. Once I climbed on a horse without practice and I was almost crushed to death. Although it was fine because it was a well-trained horse.”


          In the music video, TOP with a cat-eye contact lense on one eye, appears with Kohei Nawa’s crystal deer. Just like how he appeared with Kim Hwan Ki’s ‘deer’ in his previous solo track <Doom Dada>, he again brought forth a modern artwork to the image of Big Bang. TOP is not only a quite well-known furniture collector but also a known art lover. “Kohei Nawa and I are friends. I appear in the MV without one eye, and in the lyrics I say ‘pretty eyes like a deer’, which is an old expression. Since it’s like falling in love when I meet a girl that has something that I don’t have, I naturally came up with this. Also, I rap about natural beauties, and the artwork is a ‘natural’ taxidermied deer.” How they can put a lot of effort into each music video? That’s because their release is a special long-term project. CEO Yang Hyun Suk had said that instead of releasing a formal album right away, Big Bang will be releasing 4 single albums (M, A, D, E) with 2 songs each on the first day of every month from May to August. In September, the word ‘Made’ will be completed and the full album will be released.


          The songs have been already made. But the list hasn’t been confirmed yet. If they make a better song in between, the list may be added or changed. It’s still a secret whether there will be more songs in the final album.  “I can’t tell you. We need to look cool too, right?” The only thing they can add to what’s already been said is that they can’t restrict the genre of their music, and also that all songs have been made recently. Of course GD started preparing the new album ever since the actives of <Still Alive> have ended, but it was early this year when Big Bang got together and good songs were starting to be made. Things just worked out naturally when they were laughing and having fun. They dumped the old songs with no regrets. “That was when we had the most fun. Around March and April when we were done recording, we decided to listen to all the songs one day. We had wine and cheese in the studio and we danced and had fun with the music. It was a lot of fun.” I can imagine that it would have been like the music video of ‘We Like 2 Party’.


          The photoshoot was no different. Taeyang said that Daesung in his beret looks like a bus guide lady and shouted “Ohri~”. Daesung started shaking his body and danced in response. It has been a while since Daesung, who usually doesn’t leave his house unless he’s working, has been out to the field like this. At their concert at the Olympics Stadium before the release of the album, Seungri even commented about Daesung “He doesn’t do anything other than playing the drums at home. Please come out of the house”. “It’s somewhat true. I don’t enjoy going out. I wanted to learn how to play the drums ever since I was young, so I started learning it after my first solo album tour in Japan. It’s been around 2 years. It’s a lot of fun.” And the reaction of the members after watching him play? “Do you know the movie <Whiplash>? It’s like that.” This crazy and comical drummer basically doesn’t give a damn about anything. For the filming of music video of ‘LOSER’, Daesung changed his hairstyle to create an image of loneliness. “When I covered my eyes and changed my image, I became cautious and quiet. To be honest, I can’t see very well.” Daesung learned how to communicate without his eyes. “So I’m studying how to act with my lower face”


          Daesung has been busy with his solo activities in Japan for a while. The hyungs commented on Daesung’s popularity: “In Japan, Daesung is the most popular after the emperor.* Whenever we’re on stage for a Japan tour, we lose our nerves because of the cheers for Daesung.” They jokingly bragged about Daesung’s popularity. Daesung didn’t know how to react to their compliments. “Ayoo, what are you talking about. The reason why I can do my solo activities is because of Big Bang, and that tells us how Big Bang’s popularity got bigger in Japan.” The last day of the concert in April was Daesung’s birthday. Under Seungri’s lead, a cake was brought up to the stage and hundreds of fans and the members congratulated his birthday. After the concert, they was an after-party. “I had a lot of fun. Some people were worried that I was working on my birthday, but it was the most special birthday I’ve ever had. If I didn’t have that, I would have just stayed home and order a lot of delivery food, and that would have been it.” I was curious as to what he got for his birthday from the members. “Nothing. We just decided one day not to exchange gifts. Just like that.” The reason is pretty great. As Big Bang’s popularity grew, their income grew along with that, and if they start choosing suitable gifts for each other, one day they’ll have to buy houses for each other. So this is what a life of a superstar is like.

          The members think that the biggest superstar amongst Big Bang is Seungri, of course. “He’s like a celebrity the most amongst us. I envy him.” Even when travelling, this young elegant gentleman has a different way of doing things. Because he has world-wide personal connections, private planes are involved. He even has a friend that owns a club/team. “My friend has an elevator in his house!” Seungri, chewing on a cheap kimbab, proudly added. Members tease but adore this innocent maknae. Honestly speaking, Seungri had a lot of thoughts while preparing for this album. He was dispirited from different incidents too. “I felt like I was losing my judgment. So rather than taking up my opinions, I listened to what the members or other producers said. In the end, I’m happy that the album is out.” Seungri was assigned the most important parts of the shoot. For example, he roughly drove a vintage pickup truck at 30km/h. He also put his arms around a model and acted out a romantic scene. Seungri, who had a guitar on him, strum the strings and started singing Lee Jang Hee’s song from the 60’s. “I have something to tell you~. Tonight I suddenly have something to tell you.” Then he asked model Lee Ho Jung, whom he first met today, in a gentle voice. “Do you by any chance know how to play a C minor?”


          The photoshoot continued until sunset. With the clear moon, a helicam was flying in the sky. Members, who have never seen a helicam this close, were amused by it like little kids. “We have a lot of fun just by being together. We’ve known each other since our trainee days, when we were in our 10’s. We know everything about each other. When I go out, I don’t have any friends. That’s because I don’t have a lot of common experiences to talk about with others. But when the five of us get together, we chat and we laugh. That’s what powers me up the most.” Taeyang said. Next year, it will be Big Bang’s 10th anniversary. The finale of ‘Made World Tour’ that will continue to 2016 will probably be their 10th-year commemorative concert. Big Bang has already overcome the limits of an idol group from YG Entertainment. Boys in their 10’s who used to sing ‘Dirty Cash’ without even understanding the meaning have surpassed a stage of creating their own, classy songs and became an icon of an era. Of course the process was not always as good as playing with water in the summer. We can see that just by looking at the lyrics of the song ‘LOSER’. GD said this: “Everyone has their own problems. We do too, because we’re humans. Seeing us from TV, people may think that after performing at a concert in front of a lot of people, we go out to parties, drink and hang out with girls, but that’s not true. When we’re done our work, we go home, watch a movie, sleep, and that’s it. There’s a sense of emptiness that we get from this.” What kept them going was each other.


          Whenever Big Bang released a new album, it was always beyond our expectations. What would it be like after 10 years? “If there’s no excitement, there’s no reason for us to continue.” TOP was determined. GD added that other members agree with TOP. “From a third-person point of view, if our appearance on stage is not good, then we don’t do it. If we’re not cool and not confident, what can we show you? Trying too hard to look cool, I hate that so much.” So this means when Big Bang is no longer like Big Bang anymore. “But right now, this is really fun. I felt it again with our activities with the current album. As time passes, we start to find out more about ourselves, what we can do to become better, that’s how it’s been for us until now. I want to keep it this way for 10, 20 years from now,” Taeyang said. Just like the name ‘Made’, Big Bang is still in the process of making themselves with the completion of the new songs. Even when it got dark outside, members sat down in a deserted house and continued to talk about their music and their future. After their manager nagged them a couple times, they finally got up. Before getting in the car, I told them “You guys are cool”. Instead of a goodbye, they said, “We think we’re cool too! We still have that ‘hungry spirit’ inside us.”

*emperor: seems like they were referring to the four famous Korean actors in Japan.

anonymous asked:

Hello~ May I prompt klaine in 'Are a singer and a blind person who falls in love with their voice' please? And then they meet and actually fall in love and all is right in the world :D

Anonymous said:I think I would die of pure squeals if you wrote: Klaine AU - Are a singer and a blind person who falls in love with their voice

Neooooww so cute

Klaine Bingo: Heart

“And this week, just like the past four weeks, Kurt Hummel’s third album, Unicorn, is topping the charts. To see the singer lead the charts with an album of covers, giving a new energy to old classics like Sinatra’s and the Beatles’ as well as more recent hits from Lady Gaga and Ke$ha, a new identity really, is truly a surprise.”

“I agree, Colin. I think Hummel’s usual targeted audience is showing an appreciation for oldies and goodies, beyond the studio expectation.”

“Precisely, Heather. And now, just for the kicks of it, let’s listen to the latest single from the album, Hummel’s duet with none other than Mercedes Jones, the cover of Madonna’s  Four Minutes.”

Blaine bites on his lower lip to keep himself from being too obvious as the song starts in his headphones.

His phone beeps in his pocket, and he stands up, unfolding his cane.

As much as he loves–adores, worships–Kurt Hummel and his voice, he still needs to get off the subway to get to work.

“Good morning Blaine,” Santana calls when he comes in through the back alley’s door. “Careful, the Motta croquembouche is on your left.”

Blaine takes a careful step to his right to avoid the left counter entirely. “Good morning boss.”

For the past two years, Blaine has been working for Santana’s event planning agency, “Boppidi-Boo”, and though they seemed to butthead on everything, they make for a powerful duo nowadays.

“Santana, I needed to talk to you about Puckerman’s napkins,” he says immediately, folding up his cane and putting his satchel on his desk.

“What about them?”

“He’s stealing from you.”

Blaine can actually feel the air swirling when Santana rushes to get next to him. “Speak.”

From his satchel, Blaine pulls out two napkins. “See, those,” he says, lifting one, “are the ones we initially ordered from him. Black Bengaline, high thread count. And those,” he lifts the other one, “are the ones he delivered for the Abrams-Cohen Chang engagement party.”

“I see no difference.”

Blaine unfolds then, running his fingers down both seams. “The thread count is completely different. One is high-class, smooth and chic, what you wanted and what represents your brand; the other is …”

“Cheap and irritating?”

“Exactly.”

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My thoughts on “Straight Outta Compton”

Less than a week after its release, Straight Outta Compton is already one of the most successful Rap based films ever. With that, it’s also one of the most controversial and debated Rap films that I can recall. Most of us have always felt that Rap films come off as corny or contrived, and it makes it even harder to watch groups that you personally saw every week on TV, in comparison to “What’s love got to do with it” and “Ray” where many of us weren’t alive during the artist’s prime. This was surely the case when we saw the Aaliyah film (shoutout to the memes), Notorious, and even the TLC film, which I felt was solid.

In today’s post, I’ll discuss a bit of everything…my thoughts on the film, the main complaints and controversies I’ve heard, and N.W.A’s legacy to follow the film.

What I loved about it

-The cinematography was ridiculous. The cut scenes where dudes rode their motorcycles and lowriders, the scene following Tyree’s death, when Dre turned the corner and walked in the middle of the group, and the transition between the Lench Mob vs. Ruthless fight into the Rodney King beating were perfect.

-The lead actors did a stellar job, without question. Jason Mitchell really did feel like Eazy throughout the movie, and I even think he should receive nominations for it. Oshea Jackson Jr. made me forget I wasn’t actually watching Cube at times, although his slight suburban accent still showed at some points. Corey Hawkins sounded exactly like Dre.

Each time Eazy would go into business mode, it connected. I loved the part when the protestors stomped on their records, and he essentially says “They can do whatever they want to with them….they paid for them!” His last days in the hospital were extremely believable as well…the crowd was dead silent both times I saw it, as we were all caught in the moment.

-The studio and live performance parts were dynamic, and the energy seemed to spread throughout the audience every time they started rapping one of their classics. They could have played the entire “Boyz n da hood” song, and the audience would have rapped along word for word. The scene in Detroit was on point, and seeing Cube say “What’s up???” to Dre, as Jerry Heller nervously hoped they wouldn’t perform the song that earned them free advertisement from the FBI, was extremely well done.

-This felt like a completely authentic L.A. movie. The school bus scene was literally perfect…every single Black male who was born in L.A. has stories about being “banged on,” in which we fear for our lives as it happens, but usually leave unharmed, and actually laugh about it when re-telling the story. Even the random goons in the movie felt like the ones we really see in the hood, and not just paid actors.

-The police brutality scenes seemed to strike a cord for all of us who have dealt with it in some form.

-The DJ scene where young Dre (scratched by Jazzy Jeff) gets off on that early 80’s Electro track “Al-Naafiysh” was fire! I’m a DJ nerd, so I’ll probably rewind this part 50 times once it comes out on Blu Ray.

-The “No Vaseline” scene…man. The reactions from the group, and the way Jerry Heller was ONLY concerned about the supposed “Anti-Semitism” were excellent.

-The L.A. Riots scene was compelling. The slow motion effects, Cube making eye contact with the police officer, seeing the peaceful protesters in the same scene as the violent looters, and the red + blue bandana tied together were all powerful.

What was left out?

I truly understand that it’s impossible to place every single thing within a two and a half hour movie, so I’m not as mad as others about the things that were left out. If they included all of the things I’ve heard, the movie would be more like a 5 part series. The way I see it, the movie is great at covering the main points, and for those who would like to dig deeper, there’s plenty of history that can be found online and in magazines from that period. Also, the director’s cut is three and a half hours long, and I am hoping it is released on DVD.

Here’s a list of things I’ve heard mentioned that were left out:

-JJ Fad and their song “Supersonic” which was one of Ruthless’ first hit records, weren’t mentioned at all.

-Arabian Prince, an original member of N.W.A, wasn’t mentioned at all.

-Michel’le was mentioned, but wasn’t depicted at all. This has probably been the biggest complaint that I’ve heard, and this is one of the few that I think should have been in there for sure. She was a factor in the N.W.A/Ruthless era, as well as with Death Row.

-MC Ren’s contributions weren’t shown in depth, and D.O.C. seemed to just be the homie who was around, versus the highly successful solo artist and contributor that he was at the time.

-Dogg Pound/Death Row vs Ruthless beyond Eazy and Suge…in particular, “Dre day” vs “Real Mothaph’kkin  G’z” which was a major beef at the time. They show the fight between Ruthless and Lench Mob, but make no mention of the fight between Dogg Pound and Dresta/BG Knoccout that happened on the golf course (When Nate Dogg regulated for real): 

-I didn’t realize Chuck D was depicted in the movie until seeing it for a second time, but they don’t speak much on how Ice Cube connected with the Bomb Squad in NY.  

-As a whole, Dre and Cube were shown in the most positive light, while Suge’s character was one –dimensional and showed a seemingly overnight transition into the meme-worthy villain that he’s known as. Jerry Heller’s character showed decent balance, and left you with the impression that he cared for the group as human beings, but that his money was always more important than anything else. I guess he was right about Cube being Anti-Semitic (I’m being sarcastic).

-All of Dre’s domestic violence and assaults against women were left out, and I will speak about this next.

Dr. Dre vs. Dee Barnes (and other women)

In 6th grade, I recall being in an American History class that covered everything from Columbus’ claiming territory that wasn’t his, up to the Reagan era. When we got to the Civil War section, they only mention slavery in one paragraph. Not only did it not mention that slaves were forced on a boat from Africa, but it said something about how most slaves were treated with respect because it made them more productive.

I got home, and was furious. I told my dad, and expected him to call the Principal, or confront my teacher. He sat calmly, and said “well….who do you think wrote the book?”

Seeing this movie, and realizing that everything negative that Dre did to women was omitted, I was reminded of what happened in class that day. Being that Dre and Cube were behind the movie, it gave them a chance to sanitize their history as a group, and as individuals, and many folks think this taints the movie. I feel that Dre was shown as being the extremely focused, hard-working creative that didn’t care as much about groupies or even money…yet, there’s folks who will say that he was by far the most violent, abusive person in that circle when it came to relationships with women. 

This discussion has been extremely divisive in the last few weeks. There have been some women who feel that Black women should boycott the movie due to the omission, and others who have spread numerous articles on Dre’s history. On the other side, many folks feel that this happened so long ago, that it shouldn’t affect his current status, and they point out that he did go to trial and settle with Dee Barnes back when it happened.

The 2Pac scene

One of the most obvious anachronisms was regarding Eazy-E wearing the Sox hat before it came out, but the one that bothered most of us was the timeline after 1993, especially concerning 2Pac and Death Row.

The years don’t show at the bottom of the screen after 1993, but a lot of things were out of order, leading up to Eazy’s death in March of 1995. The main thing that confused us was 2Pac’s studio scene, which followed immediately after showing Eazy-E passing Tower Records and seeing The Chronic billboard, which was in 1993. 2Pac wasn’t released in prison until after Eazy-E passed away, and he actually got married a month after Eazy’s death while he was still in jail. Along with that, Hail Mary may have been recorded during the sessions of “All eyez on me,” but most of us figure that it was recorded afterwards, most likely in Spring/Summer 1996.

Along with “Hail Mary” being recorded, it’s said that Dre was going to feature Ice Cube on “California Love” and use it as his own first single, but Suge made a change and put 2Pac on it instead. In hindsight, this was a brilliant move by Suge.

Compton: The Album (and semi-soundtrack)

Dr. Dre, D’Angelo, and Jodeci actually released real albums this year! I’m still in shock. With this album, it served as somewhat of a soundtrack to the film, which was more than most of us expected when we first heard that it was coming out. I would personally say it’s a 7.5/10 album…I certainly wasn’t expecting a classic, but was hoping for more standout songs. However, the album is worth it solely for “Animals,” in which the #1 and #2 Rap producers in history finally linked up on a track, and made a potentially classic song. I think they should create an intense video that captures the essence of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, showing everything from Mike Brown, to Sandra Bland, to Trayvon, to Rodney King and Latasha Harlins.

The film’s legacy

This movie is going to have a major long term impact, especially with the younger generation that was probably born after N.W.A’s debut album came out. I have already seen a lot of folks in L.A. dressing like they were from this era, but I think the songs will actually become big with kids who never listened to any Rap that came before the 90’s or even 2000’s. Seeing a Batman remake of the song “Straight outta Compton” itself, along with this Kids Pop video shown below, is proof that the movie has truly crossed generations and cultures: 

This movie comes out at the most perfect time in my opinion, as L.A. Rap is finally back into the forefront after suffering a commercial drought for most of the previous decade. This movie shows the origins of the strongest family tree in Hip Hop, which includes artists such as Snoop, Will.I.Am and Fergie, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Bone Thugs, who all came through the N.W.A tree in some sort of way. I hope this film will lead to more high budget, polished Rap Biopics that show other legendary rap families, such as Native Tongues, Def Jam, Wu-Tang, and No Limit/Cash Money.

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