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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2. - EASTER EGGS, TRIVIA, AND THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

DISCLAIMER: I haven’t found any of these easter eggs on my own, I did a bit of research and gathered the many easter eggs I found from multiple sites. I know there are definitely more easter eggs that I didn’t include because I either didn’t spot/know about them or didn’t think they were important enough. If you noticed that I missed an easter egg that you would like me to include, please feel free to tell me and I’d gladly add it! I also apologize that this list isn’t as long as my other easter egg posts, it’s just been a hectic few days and I haven’t had much time to do more research. Also please let me know if i made any mistakes.

QUICK FACTS

  • Matthew McConaughey passed on the role of Ego to star in The Dark Tower.
  • The first poster for the movie is based on the cover art for The Ramones’s album Rocket to Russia.
  • The phrase “I am Groot” appears eight times in the end credits, before changing to an actual name and title of someone involved with the film. This symbolizes the eight main heroes of the film: Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Groot, Nebula, Mantis, and Yondu. As the very last credit rolls, David Hasselhoff says “We are ALL Groot.”
  • You could fit about 1,600 baby Groots on a normal movie screen and about 17,000 on a normal IMAX screen.
  • Groot says “I am Groot” 17 times throughout the entire film.
  • When shipping out promotional material, such as posters and banners, for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), it was given the code name “Level Up” to discourage theft.
  • The ironic thing about Gamora not enjoying dancing is actress Zoe Saldana actually has a deep background in dancing, with Ballet being her first passion.
  • The movie is Kurt Russell’s first superhero and Disney movie since Sky High.

HOWARD THE DUCK

Marvel’s Howard the Duck (voiced by Seth Green) makes his second appearance in the MCU in GOTG 2, partying it up with the Ravagers on Contraxia. We last saw him as part of The Collector’s collection in Guardians of the Galaxy 1.

COSMO THE SPACEDOG

We first see Cosmo the spaced as a dog wearing a spacesuit shown in the previous Guardians film as a part of the Collector’s collection, and we see a portrait of him during the end credits of Guardians 2.

CELEBRITY CAMEOS

  • David Hasselhoff (obvious if you’ve seen the movie) but he also sings on a song in the film’s soundtrack called “Guardians Inferno”.
  • Miley Cyrus is Mainframe, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark, and tasked with guarding and administrating an entire planet in the 31st Century. We see her along with the original Ravagers during one of the post credits scenes.
  • Sylvester Stallone as Starhawk, a member of the original Ravagers and Guardians (continue reading for more details).

THE RAVAGERS/ORIGINAL GUARDIANS

In one of the post-credits scenes we see Sylvester Stallone’s character Stakar assembling the original Ravagers. In the comics, Stakar is a Marvel anti-hero known as Starhawk and a member of the original Guardians of the Galaxy from the comics, who are from an alternate future in the 31st century. The other members are Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum), Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Mainframe (voiced by Miley Cyrus), Krugarr (a CG character), and Aleta (Michelle Yeoh). Yondu was also a member of the original Guardians.

ETERNITY

When Peter Quill is being manipulated under Ego’s spell, he whispers that he can see “eternity”. Besides its literal meaning, Eternity is a character from the Marvel comics who shows up whenever the Infinity Stones are collected.

The concept of all time and reality within the universe is embodied by Eternity, one of a number of beings existing before and beyond all creation.

This shows the greatness and strength of Peter’s cosmic powers as he might have had a glimpse of reality (the figure of Eternity) rather tan just being under Ego’s spell. While some might think this is a throwaway word, in the first Guardians movie we see a temple mural depicting the characters Eternity, Infinity, Entropy, and Death surrounding the six Infinity Stones….

ADAM

During one of the Marvel’s post credits scenes, we see Ayesha with a golden cocoon containing an artificial being she created and with whom she plans to destroy the Guardians, and calls it “Adam”. In the comics, Adam Warlock is a genetically engineered perfect human being with an Infinity Gem in his forehead; Adam was the key to defeating Thanos in the Infinity Gauntlet comic and has strong ties to both the Guardians and the Avengers. But James Gunn confirmed that in the MCU, Adam will not be in Infinity War but he will be a big character in the future alongside the returning Ayesha, so we’ll definitely see them as a super villain duo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. There was also a golden cocoon in the Collector’s collection in the first Guardians movie, and while people suspected at the time that it contained Adam, it didn’t and the first official Adam teaser/easter egg is in this movie.

STAN LEE AND THE WATCHERS

One of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s post credits sense confirms a major MARVEL fan theory! One of the post credits scenes of the movie shows Stan Lee talking to a group of aliens (known as The Watchers) about all the things he has witnessed on Earth and his time as a FedEx man (his cameo in Captain America: Civil War). Therefore, this credits scene basically confirms that Stan Lee plays the same character in every Marvel movie he’s been in, and that he is sent or tasked by the Watchers to observe the events happening on Earth. Stan Lee is even credited in the movie as “Watchers Informant”. In the comics, The Watchers are an ever-present part of the comic universe spread across the galaxy, observing lifeforms and preserving their knowledge. It’s very possible that we will see them again in the MCU so keep an eye out!

PETER’S SHIRT

For a while in the film, we see Peter wear a shirt with some sort of Asian-language inspired script. The letters on the shirt match those used in the first film’s Kyln Prison, and a Reddit user quickly deciphered the space brand as “GEARS SHIFT.” The other words on the attached molecules on the shirt read “dust, cement, stone, and ash” with the bottom subtitle reading “A TenEyck Galaxy Invention” - Karen Teneyck is a graphic designer in the Art Department Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. (and Captain America: The First Avenger).

THOR 3 GLADIATOR PLANET

When Rocket, Groot, Yondu, and Kraglin decide to go to Ego’s planet, they mention that they had to several “jumps” through different pockets of the universe; during one of these jumps we see them interrupt a gladiator match, which is reminiscent of the scene of Thor having to fight The Hulk during the Thor: Ragnarok trailer.

THE GRANDMASTER

We see Jeff Goldblum’s character from Thor: Ragnarok, The Grandmaster, dancing along with the other character’s during the film’s end credits.

NEBULA IN INFINITY WAR

At the end of the movie, Nebula leaves the Guardians on a mission to kill Thanos. We already know for sure that in Infinity War we will see Thanos try to attack Earth (the Avengers), and Nebula’s role in the movie might be of utmost importance as it is most likely that she will be the one to call on the Guardians of the Galaxy to join the Avengers’ fight against Thanos. After all, she was the one who is responsible for Thanos’ undoing in the comics.

GROOT IN INFINITY WAR

Even though we got the adorable Baby Groot in the movie, one of the post credits scenes shows Groot as a teenager, which implies that he will be a full grown adult in Infinity War (just as he was in the first Guardians movie).

Fun fact: James Gunn has confirmed that Baby Groot has no memories of his past life as Groot (he doesn’t have any memories of Guardians 1) :(

JAMES GUNN’S PARENTS

During one of the flashbacks of Ego on Earth with Peter’s mom, we see a confused older couple.. James Gunn’s parents!

EGO THE LIVING PLANET

In the comics, Ego is a living planet. As Rocket, Baby Groot, and Yondu descend onto another side of Ego’s planet, we see that Ego’s face is actually on his planet, making it a living entity, just like in the comics.

TASERFACE’S ORIGINS

In the comics, Taserface is a warrior from the cybernetically enhanced race known as The Stark. The Stark are a race that found Iron Man technology that accidentally crashed on their homeworld and as a result, worship Tony Stark (a.k.a Iron Man) as their god.

YONDU’S LAST ARROW

As the Guardians mourn Yondu death, his cosmic ashes spread out in a stream of rainbow-colored particles in the air. As the fireworks and music occur, the particles condense into an intense pink/red hue in the shape of an arrow.

GROOT AND ROCKET DISCLAIMER

Just as with the first Guardians movie, at the end of the film’s credits, we see a disclaimer saying: “No raccoons or tree creatures were harmed during the making of this feature. The same cannot be said for handlers of said raccoons and tree creatures.”

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm new to seventeen, and I really want to be part of this Fandom, but I honestly don't know how. I've been following your since a long time and I fell in love with seventeen! I really want to know about them. What should I do? Thanks for reading this~

ahh! i’m so glad ur interested in checking out our boys!! idk if you’re used to large groups like svt, but if you aren’t, then learning to attach names to faces can be pretty tough. luckily, svt is split up into 3 different “units” so it’s a bit easier. i hope it’s okay i use @shua​’s fantastic gifs to introduce the boys:

so this is hip hop unit, aka the rappers of the group, although they aren’t bad at singing either. in order from left to right, top to bottom, we get:

  • mingyu: ridiculously tall and ridiculously handsome, and if anyone knows me they know i want to fight him in a tim hortons parking lot. in truth, he’s a really sweet dorky guy, and whatever you do don’t give him something or he’ll drop it.
  • s.coups or seungcheol: leader of hip hop unit and overall leader of svt. has the unique ability to be both a friend and a respected leader. that all flies out the window once anything remotely competitive happens and suddenly he’s out for blood.
  • wonwoo: the designated Deep Voiced Rapper of the group and a total bookworm. he was pretty calm and quiet when they first debuted but has rapidly become more and more insane as time goes on.
  • vernon or hansol: he’s mixed (korean father, white mother) and has a plethora of embarrassing videos of him as a kid you can find on the internet. ridiculously chill but can be extra as fuck when he wants to be.

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and here is vocal unit, the singers! from left to right, we have:

  • jeonghan: a cheater, a swindler, a mastermind, and also the most genuinely caring, nurturing person you’ll ever meet. he used to have super long hair, and when he cut it short again the entire fandom basically lost its shit.
  • woozi or jihoon: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE not only is he the leader of the vocal unit, but he’s also talented and intense and composes all their music. if an introverted, awkward, acerbic cat was a person, that cat would be lee jihoon.
  • joshua or jisoo: originally from LA, he used to be the sweet gentleman guy before he revealed himself to be wild and dorky as all hell. if he went to college, i’m pretty sure he’d be the guy playing the guitar at parties. you know who i’m talking about.
  • seungkwan: one of the main singers. outgoing, great at comedy and variety, talented as fuck, and ridiculously soft-hearted. loves his mother to hell and back and so far has cried over every award/music show they’ve won.
  • dk or dokyeom or seokmin: the other main singer and literally a physical embodiment of pure sunshine. his smile has been scientifically proven to banish negativity within a 50ft radius. he’s Soft and Must Be Protected. also those thighs, holy shit, those thighs.

and finally, performance unit! they are the main dancers and will kill you with their moves. from left to right, top to bottom, we have:

  • dino or chan: the talented maknae of the group. his parents own a dancing studio and he looks up to michael jackson. ridiculously responsible and mature for his age, but the other members prefer to keep treating him like a baby.
  • jun or junhui: one of the chinese members. he used to be a child actor and is basically Perfection. a really sweet and supportive mom friend, but whatever you do don’t try and argue that he’s not hot shit bc he will 100% try to prove you wrong immediately.
  • the8 or minghao: the other chinese member and has crazy b-boying skills & can do flips and shit that basically give me a heart attack. he used to be pretty quiet because he wasn’t used to the language yet, but has since become a Roasting Champion.
  • hoshi or soonyoung: the leader of performance unit and the one who creates most of the group’s choreography. imaginative, energetic, focused, serious when he needs to be, and in general has absolutely no chill. like. at all.

and that’s all the members! what i recommend is to start watching their shows to help you get comfortable with them and get to know their personalities. i recommend watching in order:

  • 17 project: detailing their challenges and tasks up to their debut with adore u, here you get to meet baby!svt and see how hard they’ve worked to gain fans, improve their abilities, and come out as a new group. expect lots of tears.
  • one fine day: set roughly in between mansae and pretty u era, watch svt get thrown onto an island, learn to fish, beg for food, and nearly starve to death if it wasn’t for mingyu. i’m completely serious. that’s the whole show.
  • one fine day in japan: set after boom boom era and only just finished! it’s one fine day season 2, except now they’re chilling in akita, japan, where they frolick in the snow, struggle with the language, eat good food, and engage in the most heated, intense rivalry the world has ever seen. 

there’s also 17tv, back when they were trainees. it’s hard to really watch it all these days, but you can find english subbed video clips on youtube of baby!baby!svt messing around in practice rooms and (usually) being Gay As Fuck with each other. trust me, this is where half the shipping comes from.

and there’s plenty else i’m sure you can find, but this is how you can really get into them! also make sure to check out their music videos, albums, etc. etc. every fandom has their issues, but the svt fandom is in general a pretty great place with lots of cool ppl!!!

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #144 - Coraline

Spoilers below

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: No.

Format: Blu-ray

1) Director Henry Selick is probably best known for his work as director on The Nightmare Before Christmas, but I personally think (and this may be considered blasphemy) that Coraline is his magnum opus. More on that coming up.

2) In both horror and animation, a well done score can boost the tone of the film remarkably. And composer Bruno Coulais is able to turn in a score notable for its subtlety and tone boosting. It is able to be ominous, child like, fantastical, and creepy all at the same time. That is actually a perfect way of describing this film.

3) Animation fans with eagle eyes will notice that the movers in the beginning in the film are the “Ranft Brothers”. Joe Ranft was a legendary animator, known mostly for his work at Pixar until his tragic death. His brother is a noteworthy animator too, Jerome Ranft. The movers are animated in the likenesses of the brothers (you even get a glance at a name tag reading “Jerome”), with Joe being the mover who gets the crummy tip and Jerome Ranft voicing his counterpart.

4) Dakota Fanning as Coraline Jones.

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Coraline is not your typical animated heroine, which is exactly why she is such an amazing character. She’s a bit of a snot actually. She’s bratty, shown to be mean, overdramatic, sarcastic, winey, and it is all amazing! Because she’s not ONLY those things! She’s also fun, intelligent, clever, imaginative and adventurous. For most of the film she is at odds with her parents but she risks her film for them because, well, they’re her parents! The best way to describe Coraline is as a kid. An honest portrayal of a kid! Not totally one thing or another and not nearly as oblivious as some people may expect. Dakota Fanning (who was attached to the role when the film was meant to be live action even) is perfect in the part, able to portray all of Coraline’s qualities with wonderful ease while totally losing herself in the role. Coraline is the title character which means we - as the audience - NEED to be invested in her for this film to be any good. And the filmmakers did an excellent job making sure we were just that: invested.

5)

Coraline [after seeing The Cat]: “Not talking, huh?”

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6) This film is a little more adult than your typical animated fare, something which is established pretty early when Coraline refers to Wybie as her stalker. It is a decision in tone and content which works wonderfully for the film.

7) Wybie.

Originally posted by bluebomb29

We don’t get to see much of Wybie in the film. Well, that’s not entirely true. We don’t get to see much of Wybie compared to CORALINE, who is the lead and is therefore in every scene except for the one that plays during the opening credits. But in the time we see him it is very clear that this is the neighborhood weird kid. And it’s done accurately too! He’s not the butt of any joke, he’s not someone who’s supposed to be a creep or a plot device. Just like Coraline, he’s an honest representation of the kids out in the world who are sort of strange.

8) Dang, Coraline can be mean!

Coraline [after someone calls for Wyborne ‘Wybie’s’ name]: “Oh I definitely heard someone, Why Were You Born.”

Like, sure the dude is sorta weird, but he’s been pretty nice so far. But that’s part of Coraline’s character, and we see that side of her go on a bit of a transformation throughout the film.

9) Film is first and foremost a visual way of storytelling and animation can do that better than live action can if done right. Through animation you are able to portray the character of things (not just your characters but places and items) through design. Through your visuals. Take this film for example: the real world is marked by a more subdued color palette and look. Everything - including Coraline’s parents - look grey, tired, and worn down. Something which creates an immediate visual conflict through Coraline, who from the very start gives off these incredible vibrant and lively colors. It is a visual conflict which is reflective of a textual one that works wonders for the film.

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10) It would have been easy to make Coraline a total brat and her parents good parents who try their hardest, but Mom and Dad aren’t perfect either. Mom particularly shows us where Coraline got her attitude, sarcasm, and occasional brattiness from (and I know “brat” has negative connotations to it but I love Coraline so when I call her a “brat” I’m doing so with love because that trait is something I think is a great writing decision for her character). It also gets to the idea that a friend of mine told me once: parents are just kids who have kids. Parents don’t know what they’re doing when they have kids, they’re making it up as they go along. Which means they’re not perfect. They can get tired and impatient and mean too, and showing that in this film continues its honesty streak. That honesty - in relationships in characters - is what helps make it so great.

11) I can’t IMAGINE what animating the tunnel sequence was like.

Originally posted by bitemytonguedarling

I mean stop motion animation is moving something a tiny bit, then taking a picture. And you repeat that process over and over again with puppets until you have a moving image like this one. So the tunnel on its own - with the lighting and the fabric - must have been a pain to animate. But then Coraline walking through it? And jostling it around, but the animators have to make sure that jostling is perfect in every frame? I do NOT have the patience for stop motion animation, I tell you. Or the fingers. I don’t have delicate fingers.

12) The Other World.

Originally posted by disneyskellington

Going with the idea of visual conflict, there is immediately more of a peace between Coraline’s vibrant colors and the creative rainbow like Other World she finds herself in. This resolves most of the visual conflict ON THE SURFACE, but everywhere there are these black buttons. These little dark specs that just liter the world in hard to see places, things which can easily get lost in the magic of it all but are always there. Hiding in plain sight.

The Other World - both in its dream and nightmare phases - show off Selick’s wild imagination. The best animation directors have a penchant for imaginative visuals, using the medium to do things live action couldn’t (something I observed in my The Book of Life post back in November). Selick as not only animator but production designer on this film is able to create some wonderful and memorable images of dream like fantasy which makes the transition to nightmarish scenes in the back half of the film all the more powerful. It is truly wonderful.

13) According to IMDb:

The band They Might Be Giants wrote 10 songs for the movie, but a change in tone from a musical to a darker production meant that all but one was cut; a scene in which Coraline’s other father sings along with a piano features John Linnell’s voice. The band has said they will release the other songs created for the movie in other projects, including albums.

Originally posted by captainestablishment-blog-blog

14) It is worth noting that the initial dinner Coraline has with her Other Parents is more of a Norman Rockwell, classic/idyllic image than her dinner at home (in both the food served and the look of the place). This relates to the film’s almost critique (I say almost because I do not know if it was intended, but it very well could have been) on expectations vs reality. How we have let certain fantasies shape our expectations in the real world and if we find something that fits those expectations perfectly it’s probably a lie.

15) Teri Hatcher shines in this film, particularly as Other Mother. There are three sort of phases to her performance as Other Mother which I will discuss individually as they occur. The first of these is the initial encounter with Other Mother. The sweet sing-song tones filled with love and warmth which can trick someone into thinking its honesty but when you listen there is DEFINITELY something false about it. A faux kindness which can catch you off guard. No one is really that kind, that nice. That’s the face you put on for company when it’s over and not one you can sustain forever.

Originally posted by disneyskellington

16) Ian McShane as Mr. Bobinsky.

I observed in my recap for the Selick directed The Nightmare Before Christmas that the film was able to create unique characterizations within seconds of introducing us to said characters which lasted consistently throughout the rest of the film. In this film - especially with Coraline’s neighbors - the same holds true. We are able to get a sense of what kind of fun weirdo Mr. Bobinsky is within seconds of meeting him, someone who’s a bit of a nut but also a generally nice guy, and that lasts through the end of the film. Ian McShane does a wonderful job as Bobinsky and out of the three neighbors (Bobinksy and the two actresses), Bobinsky is my personal favorite.

It is also worth observing Bobinsky’s character design here. As I said before, animation tells you a lot through its visuals about a character. Small elements in Bobinsky’s design make him a bit more human than say your average Prince Charming or seven dwarfs. The ratty shirt, the unkempt body hair, the big gut. All of it gives Bobinsky not only a sense of character but a sense of realism, as life is not always as pretty as we expect. This plays DIRECTLY into Other Bobinsky’s appearances, notably how he is better dressed AND his torso is upside down. Instead of having a large stomach, he has a large chest suggesting strength. THAT is your fairytale version of Bobinsky right there and - like everything else in the Other World - it’s a lie.

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17) Similarly, the two actress neighbors of Miriam Forcible and April Spink are established as weird but lovable dog ladies as soon as we meet them.

I mentioned before how this film plays with the ideas of expectations vs reality, and that becomes pretty clear after we meet Coraline’s neighbors. This is not some fairytale for Coraline. In a fairytale Mr. Bobinsky would run an incredible jumping mouse circus, not be a vaguely crazy man trying to create a jumping mouse circus (I say with love). And the pair of Miriam and April would be elegant world famous actresses, not two washed up has-beens (I say with love). But you know what? This is EXACTLY what they are in the Other World! The fairytale versions of themselves that is meant to be exactly what Coraline wants. And just like the change in design for Bobinsky in the Other World, Miriam and April get similar beautifications.

Originally posted by hrmphfft

Now they’re as pretty as any fairytale princess with a waistline to match, because that’s the “better” version of this isn’t it? Except it’s not real. It’s a lie, meant to entrap you and keep you from having a good REAL life. I sort of love that about this film.

18)

Coraline [after Other Mother asks her to get her father]: “You mean my other father?”

Other Mother: “You’re better father, dear.”

Originally posted by gif-007

Red flag! Red flag! That’s a creepy thing to say Other Mother! (It is also here when we start noticing the fakeness of Other Mother’s nice voice.)

19) I keep mentioning how you can detect a slight hint of fakeness in Other Mother’s face. The hint is not so slight in Other Father’s voice. There’s nothing real there, nothing honest. Just fake honey that’s meant to entice Coraline. And I think that’s because Other Mother is the mastermind and she’s making Other Father BE like that. It’s a nice choice on the part of the filmmakers and actor John Hodgman I think.

20)

Other Mother [about Other ‘Silent’ Wybie]: “I thought you’d like him more if he spoke a little less. So I fixed him.”

Originally posted by gif-007

If anyone says they “fixed” a person, turn around and run like crazy away. That’s creepy.

21) Hmm, wonder which of her parents Coraline takes after…

Mom: “I did not call [Mr. Bobinsky] crazy, Coraline. He’s drunk.”

22) The. Freaking. CAT!!!!

Originally posted by aditlovesosweet

Can I just say first and foremost: I love Keith David. Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog is my favorite Disney villain of all time in no small part because of Keith David’s voice over work as the character. And his role as The Cat is just as good. I love The Cat, which is saying a lot because I’m a dog person. David is able to work with the writing and make the character both wise and mischievous but in a unique, dark, sarcastic way. He’s also the first hint of trouble and the only character other than Coraline to travel between worlds. The animators do an excellent job making sure The Cat’s characterization is clear and consistent, even when he can’t speak in the real world. He’s an excellent addition to the film and a wonderful companion to our hero.

23) Everything gets real freaky real fast.

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Originally posted by heckyescoraline-blog

Right after Other Mother asks to put buttons in Coraline’s eyes (or, more accurately, REPLACE her eyes with buttons) this film turns into a horror film. Full on Stephen King, Poltergeist, “Stranger Things” horror! (Not that I’ve seen or read any of those things because I scare too easily.) And it is born not from jump scares or gore but from tone. The atmosphere becomes notably chilly and ominous and everything just becomes so FREAKY. THAT is why I think this is Henry Selick’s magnum opus. Because he can be as scary as he want to be!

24) For me, one of the most powerful scenes in the movie is when Coraline walks around Other World.

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The simple decision to have her walk through a white abyss then find herself back in the Other World the Other Mother created just really works for me. It’s a simple yet elegant concept.

25) Other Mother’s truer form (her true form comes later).

Originally posted by disneyskellington

This is when Teri Hatcher and Other Mother start really shining as villains. There is still an attempt to be motherly, to be warm, but the creepy factor is turned up. There’s a sick playfulness there at times as well as terrifying anger. But this form is most marked by the cold reservedness. The chilling tones the Other Mother uses when taking to Coraline about the game they’re going to play. It’s crazy freaky and I love it for that!

26) There is no scene quite as haunting or quite as sad as when Coraline talks with the ghost kids.

Through its use of haunting visuals, eerie sound design, excellent writing, and top notch voice acting from the child actors, this one scene tells you perfectly what exactly the stakes are for this film. What exactly will happen to Coraline if she can’t succeed. And it’s terrifying.

27) I did not remember this line from before and the way Coraline describes the ghost kids to Wybie had me laughing my butt off.

Coraline [about the doll]: “It used to look like this pioneer girl, then Huck Finn Junior, then this ‘Little Rascals’ chick with hair ribbons…”

I don’t know why, but something about hearing her call the kid, “Huck Finn Junior,” is just wildly funny to me.

28) The entire idea of the eyes of the dead children being hidden in the “three wonders” Other Mother crafted for Coraline is not only an excellent way of juxtaposing some of the dream like imagery from earlier with its now nightmarish quality, but it also gives plot relevance to scenes which could have easily just been entertaining and excellent eye candy (Bobinsky’s circus, the garden, and the theater scene). It helps push the writing of this film from good to great.

29) So Coraline thinks she has lost her game with Other Mother and she’s going to end up like the ghost children, when a dead rat with the last eye falls in front of her and The Cat shows up.

The Cat: “I think I’ve mentioned that I don’t like rats at the best of times.”

Coraline: “You may have mentioned it.”

I love these guys.

30) Can we just take a second to appreciate how incredibly frightening Other Mother’s true form is?

Originally posted by callerofthecrows

Teri Hatcher gets to totally let lose as an actress with this final form of the Other Mother. There’s no more fake niceness, no more hiding, no more tricks. Just sheer, terrifying villainy in all its glory. It’s so creepy and evil and I love it!

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31) If you’re ever in a jam with a homicidal maniac, just do what Coraline did:

Throw a cat at the homicidal maniac.

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32) I find the web that Coraline falls into with Other Mother perhaps the most frightening visual of the whole film. I love it.

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But the way Other Mother shouts after Coraline makes her way through the door is almost equally as terrifying to me. Just the desperation and madness in her voice gives me chills.

Other Mother: “Don’t leave me! Don’t leave me! I’ll die without you!”

33) It is a classic rule of suspense, an almost Hitchcockian rule (although I don’t think he invented it), that the story is never over when you think it is.

Originally posted by un-cadaver-en-el-armario

The entire final “battle” with Other Mother’s disembodied hand, how it drags Coraline away, how Wybie has to come and save the day but it still keeps going, is all a great final horror movie moment. Just the creeping crawly uncatchable-ness of a spider and how you have to work really hard to squash it. I love that.

34) The final scene of the film resolves the visual conflict Coraline was having with the real world. Everything - hear parents, the neighbors, the flowers - is a bit brighter. A bit closer to her but not so perfectly as the Other World. Things are resolved, but everything is still in the real world. Everything is still honest and it may not be perfect, but it is a happy ending.

Originally posted by a-ripley


It has been a while since I’ve watched Coraline so in all honesty I forgot how good it was. It is an excellent piece of not only animated filmmaking but filmmaking period. The visuals and imagination is incredible, it is truly frightening at times through its use of atmosphere and (again) the visuals at hand, the writing is top notch - ESPECIALLY when it comes to our titular lead - and the voice acting is there to match (Hatcher and Fanning being the clear standouts). It is an incredible film I think everyone should see. It’s just that good.

Surprise (Harry Styles x Reader)

A/N: This imagine especially goes for the girls who aren’t or weren’t able to meet the boys. Girls I really feel with you because neither did I met Harry or the other boys. But don’t give your hopes up! Maybe you’ll meet them one day, who knows? And to those people, who already did meet them, please share your experiences with me! I’m dying to know them! Btw, I’m so fucking excited for today! I’ve been waiting for this day since “Sign of the Times” was released and I can’t wait to see him performing again!!!  And as Harry would say, All the love and I really hope you enjoy this imagine! I appreciate feedbacks, no matter if they are positive or negative! xo B.

Ever since I was a teenager, my heart was conquered by the most famous boy band in the entire world. Their music has been accompanying me through my puberty stage. They also saved my life and I would be always grateful for that. I was fourteen years old as I started to fancy them. Those times were pretty hard for me. My family was falling apart. My parents decided to divorce and their decision hit me like a brick. I was never the same after this.

So it felt good to listen to their music because it was the only thing that would soothe me during my time of loneliness. I barely talked to my parents, it hurt to see how two persons who used to love each other so dearly ignoring themselves. I needed time to regain my strength and carry on with my live.

So special thanks to One Direction. The biggest boy band in the 21st century. I was glad to get to know them. I still remember my walls being plastered with thousands of posters and pictures. I owned every album and perfume, I still do by the way. One Direction meant more to me than just a boy band. They were my heroes and perfect role models for teenagers nowadays. Also belonging to the 1D fandom was a great honor and pleasure to me and I loved being a part of them so dearly.

And still with my 22 years, I still adored them with my whole heart. Now that they were being in a break, things got strange somehow. I really missed them.  I loved all of them but one of them stole my heart from the very first moment I saw him. His wonderful green eyes and his cute dimpled smile were burnt into my head forever. Whenever I saw him in an interview, talking and interacting with the interviewer, my heart skipped a beat and a wide grin made its way up on my lips.

His transformation was fucking remarkable. I mean, you just have to look at him in his X-factor times and compare him with today’s Harry. How did he manage some sort of transformation?! He looks handsome as ever and shit, I would do anything to meet him, even for a second.

Yes, I belonged to the fans who never got the chance to see him or the other boys in real life. And that fact hurt pretty much. Every time I asked myself why I could not just meet them? When I was 15, I wanted to visit their concert but unfortunately I had no money to afford a ticket. I cried for days.

My dearest wish was to be hold by Harry, his arms being wrapped around me into a secured and protective hug, his voice telling me not to cry. But I just could dream of it.

And also with 22 years, I still hadn’t met him. Not yet.

***

“Hey (Y/N), it’s break time!” My best friend called as she entered my office, taking a seat in front of me and placing her feet on my desk. I took a look at the clock. It was exactly 2 PM. I leaned back on my chair, rubbing over my eyes with my hands. After working non-stop for six hours I became really tired. I worked for a designer company in New York and we were about to make a new collections for the summer. So I spent my whole day with drawing and drawing some ideas. And I have to say I liked the most of them.

“Would you please put down your feet from my desk?” I sighed. Then, I opened my cupboard, taking a sandwich out of it. I unwrapped the foil and bit into my delicious sandwich.

My friend and also my co-worker took a sip of her cappuccino. “So (Y/N), any plans for your birthday?” I just roll my eyes at her question. She knew I was too busy to celebrate my birthday this year however she insisted and tried to convince me to do otherwise. She’s been like this for a whole month now.

The closer my birthday came, the more suspicious my friends acted. I was aware that they planned a big surprise for me but I couldn’t tell what. Otherwise, I could always tell what they were planning but this time I was completely oblivious about it.

“Don’t roll your eyes at me, babe! We’re going celebrate your birthday like every year.” My friend looked at me with a stern expression on her face.

“(Y/F/N), I’m very busy this year and you know it. I have no time for any celebrations. We have to concentrate on the new collections.”

“But baby, you already work and work without taking any break. You need to cool down a bit! Work isn’t running away.”

I sighed and surrendered because I knew, no matter how much I resist, she wouldn’t leave me alone.

“Fine!” I grumbled, earning an exited screech from her. I held my hands over my ears.

“You won’t be disappointed about your present. I promise!” She told me.

I took my water bottle and drank out of it. However, what my friend said in the next moment made me almost spill out the whole content in my mouth on my drawings.

“What did you just said?” I exclaimed.

She acted like it wasn’t anything excited. But for me it meant the whole world. She looked at me weirdly. “Calm down, babe. I just said that Harry Styles is in town.”

Immediately, my heart beat increased and I felt my cheeks getting warm.

“Woah, (Y/N), you’re trembling!” My friend remarked. “If I knew you would react this way, I wouldn’t have told you.”

“W-where do you know that?” I asked her, trying to keep my voice straight.

“You know I’m watching the news and listening to the radio. I’m not like you who locks herself up in her office and isolates herself from life.” She laughed slightly.

“I’m not isolating myself.”

“Yeah sure.”

“But I don’t think that I’ll meet him even though he’s in New York. I mean he could be anywhere.” I sighed. My friend knew about my heavy crush on Harry Styles. The whole office knew actually. They would catch me how I would talk about him constantly. When he released “Sign of the Times” I couldn’t stop but telling everyone how brilliant this song was. I practically forced them to listen to it. Yeah, since everybody knew they wouldn’t stop teasing me about it.

“You never know, babe. Don’t give your hopes up.” My friend remarked.

“You know I’m never lucky when it comes to my favorite celebrity. Everybody meets him. Everyone but me.”

“You’re thinking to negative, (Y/N). Just look forward on your birthday, okay? We’re going to have so much fun!”

She looked at the clock and saw that our twenty minutes break was almost over. “I’m heading back to my office. I see you around, girl. And do not make a sad face okay? I’m sure one day you’ll meet him.” She offered me a smile before she opened the door and left. Little did I feel that she knew something.

***

My birthday finally arrived. I didn’t feel very excited about that but my friends in the office freaked out for an unknown reason. I received some congrats and lovely hugs from everybody.

“You’re finally 23!”Alyssa, a very cute girl from the office told me, her voice showing a trace of joy.

“Yeah. “ I mumbled. “Finally 23.”

“Okay, girl.” My friend grabbed my shoulders, smiling at me. “You’re not allowed to enter the conference room till tonight. We’ll send somebody to get you, alright?”

“Sure.” I said, and after that everybody went back to working.

Hours and hours passed by fast and as someone knocked on my door I just realized that it was already 8 PM. Wow, I really worked that much?

“(Y/N)?” It was Alyssa who opened the door and came in. She is such a lovely and wonderful girl. She is definitely one of my favorite co-workers.

“Hey, Ally!” I greeted her. She clapped her hands.

“Are you ready?”

“I think so…” I said. I was kind of nervous though. Who would know what was waiting for me in the conference room?

Alyssa came towards me and took my hand.

“I have to ask you to close your eyes and only to open them when you’re told, okay?”

I nodded my head and closed my eyes. “Alright.”

Alyssa pushed me slightly forward. “And no cheating!”

“I won’t!” I called.

Alyssa guided me securely and safe to the conference room. I heard her knocking on the hard wooden door. Someone opened it. I could perceive some whispers in the background as I was pushed further into the room. My heart felt like I would explode in my chest.

“Okay, (Y/N)!” I heard my friend. “You can open your eyes now.”

And I did. What I’ve seen took my breath away. The walls around me were decorated so beautifully and balloons were hanging everywhere. There was also a big poster and “Happy birthday to our wonderful (Y/N)” was written on it. They also have removed the desks to the side so the middle of the room could be used as a dance floor. I really wanted to cry. I had such beautiful friends and I was grateful for that.

“Do you like it?” Alyssa asked.

I shook my head in agreement. “Yes, fuck, yes I love it! Thank you so much guys!” I breathed out, struggling with my tears.

“If you already love this,” My friend said, “then you’ll love your present even more.” I looked at her questioningly.

“Turn around, (Y/N).” She smiled softy.

And as I turned around, it felt like everything around me stopped for a second. My eyes meet with some enchanting green eyes that I longed to see in real life for so many years now. There he stood in front of me and handsome as ever, holding a beautiful red rose in his hand.

I didn’t know how to react, I was utterly shook and very surprised. I was expecting everything but this. I finally met him. My biggest celebrity crush, the king of my world, the key to my heart, the reason for my smile. Harry Styles.

He smiled at me gently and handed me over the rose. I grabbed it with my shaky hands. I tried hard to contain my tears but failed terribly. I put my hand on my mouth to muffle my heavy sobs.  I didn’t want to cry. Not in front of him. But I did. And the next thing I felt was Harry wrapping his arms around me and pressing against his chest. I clung onto him like my life was dependent on him. The whole room was filled with cheers, clapping and laughter.

Harry was rubbing my back soothingly, telling my not to cry. I nestled my face in the crook of his neck, breathing his scent in. The scent of his cologne hit my nostrils and awakened every cell and fiber in my body.

He pushed me slightly away, but so that we were still very close to each other. He put his hands on my cheeks and wiped away my falling tears.

“Don’t cry anymore, darling.” He said. “This is supposed to be your lucky day.” I nodded, however it was very hard to stop crying. People who already met him know what I’m talking about. Slowly, I regained myself and no more tears were flooding down my cheeks.

“Sorry for ruining your jacket.” I mumbled.

“Don’t worry about that.” He laughed. “It’s totally okay.”

As I looked back into his eyes, just to make sure this was not a dream, it hit me. “Shit, you’re fucking Harry Styles!” My voice was trembling.

“Yes,” He smiled at me. “I am fucking Harry Styles.” The room erupted into laughter.

Harry cleared his throat before he spoke again. “Happy birthday, m’love!”

I blushed slightly. “It’s a pleasure to meet you (Y/N). You’re friends couldn’t stop but talking about you non-stop in the last few months.” My eyes widened. Months? They were planning this for months?

“What?” I could only say, turning to my best friend.

“We all know that Harry is a busy man. We wanted to make sure that he was available on your birthday.” She said. I shook my head, but laughed. This all still seemed so surreal to me. How did they even manage to invite him?

“I’m glad they told me about you.” Harry said. “I’ve heard some nice stuff about you.”

The heavy wooden doors opened and my boss Lana came in. She walked towards me and Harry, hugging me first and then giving him a friendly hug. “Welcome Harry, my boy. Long time no see.”

Harry laughed shyly. “It’s good to see you again, Lana.” I was startled a bit. They two knew each other? My boss turned towards me. “Are you enjoying your birthday present?”

I nodded. “Yes, mam. Thank you so so much!” I turned and looked at the others in the room. “I still can’t believe that Harry Styles is standing next to me, but I really appreciate your effort with my whole heart. You made a dream come true. Thank you!” Everybody smiled.

“I think it’s time for your birthday cake.” Harry announced then, holding onto my hips. His closeness let tingles run down my spine and I enjoyed every second of it.

The cake arrived and I blew out the candles. We ate the cake, which tasted heavenly, and then someone turned on the music so we could dance. Harry took my hand, dragging me towards to dance floor.

“How are you feeling?” He asked, his hands on my hips pushing me towards him.

“It’s the best birthday I’ve ever had!” I told him.

“ ‘M very glad you like it.” We danced like there was no tomorrow, but the closer the end came the more afraid I got. I knew that he had to leave soon and I didn’t want that. I enjoyed his presence so much and I refused to let him go. Unfortunately, he had to. The party was over soon. Too soon for my liking.

“Say hello to your mum from me.” Lana asked him, as they hugged each other goodbye. I found out that my boss and his mother were friends so that’s why they knew each other.

“I will. Again, thanks for inviting me.” His eyes fell on me and he smiled. “Otherwise I wouldn’t know what I would miss.” I blush crept its way on my cheeks.

Harry came to me, holding my hands. “I’m glad I met you (Y/N). I really am. I’m grateful that your friends were bothering the shit out of me, telling me how wonderful you were. “

For the third time on this day, my eyes were filled with tears. He was such an angel. How can I even let him go?

“I don’t want to end it like this.” He admitted, making my heart beating faster.”I would like to get to know you better and I’m staying in New York for a while. So would you give me the honor of going on a date with me?”

Was this really happening? Or was I dreaming? He wanted to go on a date with me?

Without any hesitation I nodded my head.

“Yes, yes yes yes yes!”

He laughed cutely and then leaned forward to press a gentle kiss on my cheek.

“Happy birthday again, (Y/N).”

TICCY PLAYS ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD part 1: the beginning

(mostly about the first zone, and some early things you see once you get the explore the whole world) (spoilers, probably, read it only if you have completed at least the first zone (part 1) AND you fixed your tablet (part 2))

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Brendon Urie's Stylist on the Panic! at the Disco Singer's Colorful Tailormade Style: Exclusive

For Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie, the embrace of “emo” spans at least a decade. But thanks to stylist Anthony Franco, the band is changing its tune, donning a new, colorfully clad style.

The self-taught designer and stylist first cut his teeth in the ‘80s and '90s dressing Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Lauryn Hill and outfitting MC Hammer for his “2 Legit 2 Quit” video. “When you come from making clothes for stars, you can’t give it up, which is why I like working with Panic!,” Franco tells Billboard in an exclusive interview.

After being introduced to the Las Vegas-bred group through their Nothing Rhymes With Circus tour director – who Franco worked with while styling Fall Out Boy – it was a match made in sartorial heaven. “I just threw a whole bunch of stuff in my bag from working on films like Waterworld and X-Men, made a bunch of sh–, met the boys, and they were like, 'We love you,’” he recalls. “They were babies, 17 to 20 years old, and I was already in my 30s, but from that point on, I became really close with them and have literally done every single thing with the band and Brendon since.”

How would you describe Brendon’s style?

The thing I love about the band is they’re from Vegas, so they kinda had a Rat Pack vibe with emo elements to them. With all groups, it’s the singer who usually has their individual style, and Brendon will wear anything I ask him to. He trusts me, and that’s a big thing; when an artist does not allow their stylist or creative team to help them create an image, a lot of times it looks like it’s forced. Personally, I can’t think of anyone out there with his sense of style. He loves his shiny fabrics, has stage presence, and to me, he’s always been a one-man show. He does take over, and the fans love it, and it’s great.

He seems to be a big fan of colorful and patterned tuxedo jackets, along with high-collar shirts. Is that your influence? 

Yeah, the high-collar thing came about when we were doing the “Hallelujah” video, where it’s a play on clergymen in a confessional. Instead of doing the band in collars – which is a direct reference to priesthood – we implemented that element into the shirts by raising the collar up. I love how Karl Lagerfeld dresses with his collars, so that’s what we go for. It gives an emperor’s look as opposed to looking like a preacher.

 

Brendon @brendonurie @panicatthedisco ready to give you an amazing performance tonite on @fallontonight - #brendonurie #panicatthedisco #tonight

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What about the colorful and patterned tuxedo jackets?

This started around the '05 Vaudeville eyeliner emo look, but I began noticing that the clothing started to elevate itself with shine and color. I wasn’t so nervous about it since I knew Brendon could pull it off, but it was also something that nobody at the time was doing, and it sort of came across as really Liberace. To avoid looking like a Vegas lounge singer, his fit had to be perfectly tailored and custom-made. I didn’t want to just throw him in clothing that we had to alter but didn’t work for him. As his stylist, I want to make sure that every time he’s out there performing or on the red carpet, he looks different, but it’s still his style.

Is there a pattern or color Brendon wouldn’t wear?

I don’t know if I would ever put him in plaid. I like textures, and leopard works perfectly for him. I think there is not a color now that we haven’t used. That’s why when we did the Grammy red carpet, we went for a clean slate with the white tux with silver thread in it and a fattened collared shirt (exclusive sketch below). Kind of like [Grammy-nominated best rock album] Death of a Bachelor, where a bride wears white. We flew in the shiny fabric from London, and I made the full look (tux, pant and shirt) within a week, because I have his pattern down perfectly. That’s fast for us, but with him, I don’t like to do things with too much of a lead time because we’re so creative we might change our minds. His fans love him, and it’s nice when they get in really close and can spot a new detail within that look.

What influences Brendon’s style the most: comfortability or design interest?

Since he’s an active performer, his pants have a little stretch in them, and his shoes have to be super comfortable. But up top, he will wear anything. I also have to be aware of sweating because he’s performing, so I will never use wool. He’ll start the show looking head-to-toe perfect and will start stripping stuff off, and before you know it, he ends up shirtless. [Laughs] For him, I think it’s really about a full look at the beginning, and then he’ll sort of taper down to get himself into it. For the red carpet, he wants to look perfect from head-to-toe.

When it comes to fashion, what excites Brendon?

He’s interesting because we know it’s the element of dress-up, and he knows that people love him for his music and his clothing. He gets inspired by fashion and is not an off-the-rack kind of guy. Brendon will never follow a designer just because everyone else is following a trend. It’s dress-up, but it’s not a costume nor gimmicky.

Brendon @brendonurie looks so good at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards - he’s wearing a custom Diamond White Tuxedo–We’ve done almost every color in the rainbow – This shining beauty is definitely one of my favorites. #brendonurie #panicatthedisco #grammys

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How do you keep it from looking gimmicky?

The good thing is, with well-made clothing; it never looks cheap. And we put a lot into making sure the fit of the fabric and details are expensive, a.k.a. well-thought-out and -executed.

When he’s not performing, what does Brendon gravitate towards?

He’s all casual. Jeans, T-shirt, a hoodie and Adidas sneakers. He is straight-up comfort. 

Even at nighttime?

Oh yeah, he would never dress up to go to dinners and stuff like that. That persona of him is strictly  onstage. 

 

Brendon @brendonurie giving you one hell of a performance yesterday @iheartradio - wearing one of my favorite jackets in Army Green Lacquer ☠️ #brendonurie #iheartradio #performance

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What is your most memorable styling moment with Brendon?

His light-blue jacket with leopard T-shirt from his last tour. A couple, who met at a Panic! concert and eventually got married, sent a photo of their baby dressed up for Halloween in a leopard shirt and blue onesie jacket over it. It was so damn cute, and when fans start re-creating his looks, it’s flattering for us. The most incredible moment was when Brendon met President Obama after performing at the Kennedy Center Honors in a gorgeous bronze tuxedo, which we custom designed. It photographed beautifully, and I felt so proud to see my work on him while meeting the president. 

 

One of my favorite fashion moments - Brendon @brendonurie & Sarah @sarahurie at the Kennedy Center Honors 2013, both look so stunning wearing my designs. #love #friends

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Mikunology Files 1: Premise

So I guess I better start this, huh? My post did get a decent amount of likes and I dunno if everyone really wants me to do this or not but might as well and I need to keep track of this anyway @ask-vocal-android, @ask-model-cv02 and @incorrectvocalandroidquotes do have a sort of “shared universe” or something like that. I’ve actually had this little universe in mind for a WHILE now, and I’ve tried to make it as a fanfiction, but I’ve had to restart that fanfiction about 3 times because of negative reception (which made me wonder if I should be doing this at all). But I’ve kept working on it quietly, and I guess I should explain what it’s all about at least for the sake of letting people know what I’m actually talking about sometimes when I refer to things inside this verse.

I simply call it the “Vocal Android Verse”, and I am now declaring that this is (obviously) NOT CANON IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM, NOR WOULD I EVER SAY THIS IS. I know for a fact tons of people in this fandom mistake stuff for canon when it isn’t, and I don’t want anyone doing it with my own stuff. All of this is, in a word, headcanons, and the headcanons I go off of when I make things regarding Vocaloid.

Now, let’s get started, I guess. If you wanna keep reading, go under the cut. But be warned: there’s A LOT OF READING.

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[ENG] Sechskies atstar1 Interview

You guys came back from Japan after the MV shooting. Did you get that ‘high quality’ that you all wanted?

JW: We’ll have to wait to see if it’s high quality, but the budget was definitely high (laughs). We monitored in between, and we all looked good. 

SH: We wanted a background with snow because of the song’s concept. We had almost no hope when we left because there was no forecast that said there’ll be snow. But when we started shooting, it started snowing a lot. We were lucky. 

JD: We stayed for 3 nights, but we worked so hard that we couldn’t even have a party afterwards. We had to hurry back and forth and film before the sunset.

You were selected as ‘Person of the Year’ for 2016 by <Atstar1>. This year must have been the most dramatic one in your lives. 

JW: We had the grateful opportunity of getting together through <Infinite Challenge>, and it has already been a year since then. 

JD: And it’s exactly today! The first time we discussed the reunion with the <Infinite Challenge> staffs at the Chinese restaurant was today’s date (11/2) a year ago. 

SH: It really was a lucky year. I feel like we’ve done a lot of activities, but thinking back, we really haven’t. Our physical strength is different from before for sure. Jaeduck-hyung became more haggard day by day during the MV shooting. 

JJ: I had dark circles before I got my makeup done today (laughs).

How is it to be with the members after 16 years? 

JW: I think personality wise, we’ve changed. I have become more talkative, and Jaejin (Jaijin) has become brighter. But the way we mess around each other is still the same. It’s still fun to mess around Jaeduck and Suwon. 

SW: I also have that ‘one-shot’ that I can attack Jiwon-hyung with. 

SH: I’ve become less talkative than before. When I was younger, I talked a lot partly because the company wanted me too, but now that I’m old I don’t really like talking. Now the fans tell me “Please talk”.

JD: I think I was the most energetic one back then. 

JW: Our team’s image was damaged because Jaeduck talked too much using satoori. 

SW: That’s why we couldn’t get as big as H.O.T. (laughs).

It’s your comeback in 16 years but all of you have those “frozen man” faces. 

JW: When we look at ourselves, we think we look pretty much the same as before, even though we do look less youthful. But I’m surprised that the public feels the same way. I think Suwon and Jaeduck look even better now. The J-walk days were just unbearable. 

JD: Sure, what’s important is that we get better over time (laughs). 

SH: I think now, we take care of ourselves more because we’re more considerate. We’re a group, and a member of a group shouldn’t be viewed as the odd one out. 

The song <Three Words> became a hit, as shown by its 1st place in Gaon’s October monthly chart.

JW: It’s still hard to grasp because we’re part of the CD/Album generation. I feel like if a song wins 1st place, you should be able to hear it everywhere in the streets. I couldn’t hear <Three Words> anywhere (laughs). To be honest, I worried a lot about not getting any attention. I worried that people would think we’re forgotten because <Infinite Challenge> is just a temporary bubble. If that happened, it would’ve been an automatic end, so it’s a relief that we had good results. 

SH: I was driving and got caught in traffic, and there was <Three Words> coming out of the car that was next to mine. It was a young man listening to it, and it made me really happy. I wanted to say thank you. 

SW: You shoudl’ve sung along if you had your window open (laughs).

JD: It made our next step even more important. I wish this kind of reaction will carry on. 

How would you spoil the new song coming out soon, using only three words? 

JD: Winter.

JW: YG style.

JJ: Oh this is hard. I’ll give it more thought and answer later. 

You are holding additional concerts in Daegu and Busan. 

JW: It wasn’t part of our initial plan, but we’re doing them because the Seoul concert turned out good. 

SW: I want there to be slightly different ways for this concert. When the audience can guess “The first song will definitely be <Com’ Back>”, it’s not fun. Oh, and Jaeduck-hyung is going to dress as a girl. 

JD: No! But I am thinking about what would make our fans happier. 

JW: We want to take individual opinions into consideration and put unexpected songs. You know, for those individual stages that you can perform only at the concert. Those that you can’t perform on a broadcast show, but can only perform in front of fans who like you. 

JJ: I’m going to sing a ballad song. i already have a song chosen in mind. 

How much chance do you have of working together with Sechskies’s ‘last dragon ball’, Ko Jiyong?

SH: We always have our doors open, but it’s a little hard considering Jiyong’s job.

JJ: Wouldn’t he be able to appear as a surprise guest for our 20th anniversary? To be honest, we can’t ask him directly, but we subtly hint at it through our fans. 

SW: But I think if we have him on stage once, I’ll miss him even more after that. I really like us being on stage all together, so much that I would be even more disappointed if he doesn’t come back. 

JW: I can’t ask Jiyong a favor anymore. If we were in the same place, I could’ve asked him, but he’s a kid with different things to lose. That means the best I can say is ‘I know your situation, but please just come’, but I’m afraid we’ll destroy everything that Jiyong has worked so hard to achieve for the past 16 years. We need to respect Jiyong’s life. 

Next year is Sechskies’s 20th Anniversary. Do you have a bucket list of things that you want to do with the members?

JW: To sell 200 thousand albums.

JD: What if we have to buy all those albums with our own money (laughs)?

JJ: To release the new album in 20 different versions.

JD: No, the design team would suffer too much.

SH: I think it’ll be fun to travel abroad together, apart from work. 

JJ: What do you mean travel! We gotta work hard for the  20th anniversary. Give me more work to do. 

SH: Then I think it’ll be cool for Jaejin-hyung to work on artwork that celebrates our 20th anniversary. 

JJ: I like it. If I can do something in terms of artwork, I’ll do it anytime!

I think you guys might have a plan for individual activities as well, for next year. 

SH: Not at all. Team comes first.

SW: We have to release Sechskies 5th album next year. And 6th album. 

JD: Personally, I’m thinking that we need to plan our 20th anniversary concert well. 

JJ: Shouldn’t we sing more of our old songs than we did at our last concert, since it’s the 20th anniversary? I think it shouldn’t end in just two hours (laughs). I’m preparing an art exhibition.

JW: I have some thoughts of international promotions. We disbanded shortly after debuting in Taiwan with the name ‘ 水晶男孩’ and planning on Japan promotions. If we have the opportunity, I want to meet more international fans before it’s too late. 

Let’s go around and give advice, since 2016 is ending soon.

JW: Jaeduck, gain some weight. I’m worried about him because his stomach problems won’t allow him to eat much so he is losing weight. 

JD: I’m trying. Don’t worry, I’ve gained 3kg already. I’ll give one to Sunghoon. I’m worried about your toe. Cheer up! It hurts my heart to see him feeling sorry to us when he himself is probably disappointed too. 

SH: I am really worried, so I’m trying not to move as much as possible before the concert. I’ll say this to all the members: Right now seems to be perfect, so let’s take care of ourselves a little more! We never know, anything can happen at any time. 

JJ: I’ll do one for the fans! While 2016 was focused more on talking about the past 16 years, next year will be the year that we will get to write our new story. We’ll work hard to exceed your expectations, so let’s have fun and spend a good year together. 

SW: Jiwon-hyung’s knee cartilage is in a really bad condition right now. If it gets worse, we won’t be able to do team activities, so I would like for him to not use his foot to “caress” us- use your hand instead (laughs).

JD: Now that I think about it, Jaejin’s wrist is also bad. I think we really are at that age where we have to care about our health.

SW: As our bucket list next year, let’s all get a health check-up. 

Ok, it’s time to give us the last hint about the new song. 

JW: (Ponders for a while) Five. 

Translated by: sechskies0415

anonymous asked:

au where the four are long distance internet friends! :D

listen….. yes. 

i didn’t edit this i’m sorry

i’m not sure what this turned into but it sure wasn’t my Plan. also. i apologize for the egregious french. a big shoutout to @megatraven for helping me out with one of the phrases before i threw proper french and caution to the wind. i was not teaching myself french at midnight. one day

for reference because it’s not mentioned until the end: mari is still in paris, alya is in martinique, nino is in morocco, and adrien is in nyc bc why not 


Marinette lifts her head from her desk in surprise as a chime interrupts the music.

Ayyyy, here he is!” Alya cheers.

Took you long enough,” Nino mumbles.

Marinette rubs her eyes. She doesn’t know if she was actually conscious before they started talking again. “Huh?”

Adrien laughs. “Morning, Marinette.

She groans and puts her head back down. “Nino, what time is it?”

Uh…

Chop chop, Nino,” Alya says.

Shut up I had a video open full screen. It’s 10:36 for me, so it’s 11 for Mari.

Marinette sighs and sits up straighter. “Well. I’ll regret this in the morning.”

Sorry, Mar,” Adrien apologizes. “I had fencing.”

“I know you did,” she says quickly. “I didn’t have to stay up.”

Alya snorts.

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6

June 22nd, 2015 at 1:34 pm 

The most unusual, as well as exciting constellation of the year has to be Lindemann. Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, PAIN) and Till Lindemann (Rammstein) joined causes to record the already much posted about, “Skills in Pills”, while commuting between Swedish Pärlby and Berlin. The result: a monster of an album and a band that perhaps even has something of a future. In an informal conversation, Till and Peter talked to Metal Hammer about what Lindemann means to them. 

Out of fun sprung seriousness – not very quickly, but rather, after years of beating around the bush. The two protagonists from LINDEMANN, Peter Tägtgren and Till Lindemann, talk about how much time and effort it took from the first idea until the originally unplanned album took form.

It’s been a long time since the first idea of the band, Lindemann, to the finished product. Have you used this time to get to know each other personally?

Peter Tägtgren: Not only that, but we have also needed the time to synchronize our calendars. We’ve been friends since 1999 and we have met with each other as often as it was even possible, and we’ve been calling and sending text messages. Two years ago, I went to a couple of Rammstein gigs before Wacken; Till had invited me. We met and he said that he was due to go on a break and that we should realize our plans. It started that way and with only one song at first.

Till Lindemann: Before we went about it, we met up in Sweden at the Bråvalla Festival, but we had friends and family along and we couldn’t talk much. I said, “I’m going to have a break for six months up to two years, let’s do something in the meantime.” Peter didn’t put much faith in that initially, since we’ve promised this to each other for almost ten years. But a few days after Wacken, I actually rang him up. I said, “Send me what you’ve got.” Four weeks later, I received a file and worked on it for a few days – that was what would become ‘Ladyboy’, our first track. I think that Peter was almost annoyed at first because I said, “Let’s post it on the Internet and see what they say.” Peter never did that, though, but he sent me more files. It just kept rolling on.

And then you met?

TL: No, we did that only after another five or six songs. We simply sent ideas back and forth for the duration.

PT: Till wrote the lyrics and I wrote the music.

TL: I worked with my Logic system and he, with Pro-Tools. I loaded his stuff into my system and worked on the song. Admittedly, the first few demos were pretty bad. Nonetheless, suddenly, we had five songs and that begged the question: an EP or a Mini Disc? I declined, to gain some more time to think about it, but Peter insisted: “Let’s make an entire album!” I didn’t think it was such a brilliant idea. But then I visited his studio and began commuting back and forth. That was great, it was like weekend getaways. I was busy doing other things during the week, but from Friday morning to Sunday evening, I could be at Peter’s and in the studio. His studio is right next to a lake so it was really like having a vacation.

Did the pleasant atmosphere in Peter’s studio help the project along?

TL: At least it helped with not wanting to cut short the studio time because you didn’t like the place. The atmosphere was very nice, even if the studio itself was rather dodgy (laughs). Somehow, it all fit together, it was the perfect working conditions. Additionally, everything went very quickly as Peter brought in an enormous amount of experience and I could describe to him how I like to work. Subsequently, we only needed a few weeks and a few sessions before it really clicked.

How does it feel now, when it’s clear that there actually is an album, and a band, both totally different from what you do with your other projects?

PT: Quite honestly, we don’t really appreciate that. Before, there wasn’t a record label, no management, no one else was involved and that was nice.

TL: It wasn’t easy for Peter to bring this to the public, to show what we had and have them respond to it. I, on the other hand, had a good feeling about it from the beginning. For me, it was this mix between Gothic and Metal, colliding like in a great big accident, that’s so exciting.

Was it decided from the beginning what the sound on the album should be and that the vocals would be in English? Or how did you discover this mix?  

PT: No idea. Learning by doing, I’d say. Originally, we only wanted to make a song or two. All the rest came about when we got inspired by the lyrics in relation to the music. It was sort of a snowball-effect. The only thing we knew was that we wanted it to be clearly separated from Rammstein and my own projects, Pain and Hypocrisy. For Till, obviously, that’s only possible to a certain extent when it comes to Rammstein. But it was interesting to work on the lyrics, and Till was like a kid in a candy store with all these new words and phrases. We often laughed whenever he’d sung something. Sometimes, before he even started on the vocals, he’ throw in the towel whenever something didn’t work out. Then I said, “Come on, let’s try it,” even if I realized: Oh God, this will never work.

TL: Obviously, I wanted to explain to Peter what the lyrics were about.

PT: Sometimes, he sent me the lyrics for one of my music files. Under other circumstances, I just received a lyric that he’d recorded on his Smartphone in the bathroom, and I built the song around that. So we worked in many different ways.

So it was completely different from how you normally work?

PT: Yes, completely different. There wasn’t any such thing as pressure, we were just experimenting.

So there’s a lot of freedom in the album? That you could go ahead and do what you wanted, without the pressure from other band members or the record label?

PT: And without any pressure from the fans. We could just try out everything and do the craziest things.

TL: For me, it was like the time when we started the new band project and Rammstein was still very young. You just played, everything was allowed, it was like free style, there were no limits. So, there still aren’t any limits in Rammstein, only the expectations from the fans, on like artwork, music and concerts. This is a playground in the middle of No-man’s-land.

In which it’s also a lot easier to decide on things, while there’s just two people involved instead of five or six others?

TL: You are very right. It was a big relief for me.

So now, when the music and the lyrics are done, how will the visual elements, namely photos and artwork, be perceived?

PT: The ideas all come from Till. I have only helped a little with this.

TL: We simply divided the tasks. Everyone did what they do best. I brought along this experience from Rammstein. Peter was heavily involved in all the aspects of the production, while I took care of the visual design.

PT: Every idea was discussed back and forth, regardless of whether it came from me or from Till originally. That was the easiest for us. The photo shoot in October was really a lot of fun, since we didn’t have any idea where it would all take us. Four photographers were present.

TL: We had an idea…

PT: No professionals from big firms, but friends. This is how Stefan Heilemann crystallized as one of those who would be doing the most work for us. The others were then chosen to do press shoots and such things. Then Till took the photos and edited them. A mind blowing task!

Frankly, no one had expected a collaboration between Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren. But now, when the finished result is here and with perhaps even more records to come, it’s obvious that this is a perfect combination – Till as the lyricist and vocalist, Peter as the composer and producer. Why did we have to wait so long for a collaboration like this?

PT: Because we quite simply had too many other things going on.

TL: Every project has its own designated time. But I was rather sure about this thing. Even my colleagues predicted it: “Whenever he’ll get bored, he’ll go to Peter Tägtgren and make music with him.” I’ve had this idea in my head for quite some time, and finding the time to do it was the only problem for me. As it always has been and always will be: Rammstein comes first. But I was certain that I wanted to do this project with Peter. I had a clear vision of what I could be singing to this massive wall of guitars, bass and sequencers. And this is exactly what I appreciate with Peter’s music and his composing. I wanted to make it even better than he could himself, and thus, we weren’t discussing lyrics, but melodies. And then, when you one day come to the realization that these visions have come true, it is a really good feeling.

So only Till is doing the vocals and Peter is not doing any singing, right?  

PT: That’s right, and that’s how we envisioned from the beginning. Till’s the captain of the ship; of THIS ship…

TL: Yes, on THIS ship, that’s to be said.

PT: This experience is really a true relief for me and it would also be the only plausible solution on stage. I’m so tired of being the frontman. And Till is one of the best in the world. I can hide behind him. That is the perfect situation for me because then I can concentrate on my music and on the production. If you split up things the way we do, only good things can come out of it. When I’m working on my other projects, there’s always a lot of stuff I have to take into consideration. You notice it only a couple of months after the release of an album when you realize: Damn, I could have done that a lot better. With Till, we’re two producers, so to speak, who both know exactly what we want. We always find an agreement; everything that we decide on makes sense.

Now, even if you’ve quite obviously known each other for ten years, there are surely character traits in the other that you didn’t know about, or?

PT: Till is the biggest crybaby I know (laughs). No, but honestly, we joke a lot with each other.

TL: All day long.

PT: We’re like brothers who horse around all day long.

In a project like this, are you bickering a lot about details, melodies or such? Are you taking everything seriously?

TL: In the beginning, everything is pure sunshine, of course…

PT: Like newlyweds: I love you (laughs). And then later on: you fucking bastard, I hate you!

TL: Bickering will come with time, probably. Right now, we’re still at our honeymoon stage. No angry words, everything is harmonious and runs by itself.

PT: The good thing is that what ticks Till off doesn’t bother me and the other way around. He often says, “Do what you’d like, I don’t care.” Everyone has their own role in this project.

Are you often thinking about where this project could take you? And how far you want to push it?

PT: There aren’t any plans at all once the album’s released. We thought that stage was splendid, since no one knew about the project and we could make rather loose plans about videos and such things. We sometimes asked ourselves if we should be thinking like a band? Or should we just make sure that this would be a cool album?

Peter, are you playing all the instruments on the album?

PT: Almost. But Clemens from Carash Angren played a crucial role too. He helped me with the string sections, he makes movie scores and such otherwise. He’s responsible for all the orchestral parts.

TL: Except that Peter played all the instruments, produced the record, recorded it, edited it – everything.

PT: That was also what made this so easy, if we wanted to change something in the arrangements, we didn’t have to call whomever band member in order to try it out.

TL: Peter is an absolute workaholic, he can sit for 14 hours in front of the computer. I have no idea how people can do that, I would go insane after two hours. But he was still sitting in the studio when I got up at night to go to the bathroom. I stood on the terrace and saw that the lights were on in the studio, since Peter had some unsolved problem or other and absolutely wanted to fix it. He gets a bit crazy when that happens and it is rather intolerable for other people.

So this is why you have produced quite a lot of bands in the last few years…

PT: Yes, I know, but I do try to take it a bit easier and enjoy life more. But there’s always these calendar appointments that I have to check off.

Till, what was the hardest thing for you — was it to sing in English? There are only a few, rather short, English strophes in Rammstein, but here, you are singing in English throughout. And you know better than anyone how greatly the German language differs from others.

TL: The biggest effort was to gain the necessary self-confidence. I wasn’t sure about this at all. That’s why I suggested in the end that we should release something on the Internet and wait for the reactions. But Peter, and a few other people around me, encouraged me. I wrote the words first, only to then adapt them into vocals, which was a rather strange way for me to go about it. But this way, it became a much larger international attempt, right from the start.

PT: Do you miss the German lyrics when you hear the songs?

To be honest, whenever I hear Till singing in English, I translate it into German. As a German, I immediately associate his voice with German lyrics. But I suppose that international listeners see things very differently. This could be really interesting.

PT: We haven’t heard any reactions at all to that yet. But perhaps no one says anything if they don’t like it. I thought from the very first song: Yes, that’s it! This is really cool! So it’s deliberately kept very raw. You immediately recognize the attitude.

TL: We have exaggerated it a bit and I have also tried to ease up on some of my accent, but somehow, that’s part of the charm.

PT: I think that’s what people want to hear. They aren’t interested in someone sounding like an American.

That wouldn’t befit Lindemann at all.

PT: Exactly. It would be foolish to change that. The only thing with which we have been really particular, is the correct use of grammar. So that no “you is” or somesuch slipped by us.

The only question I ask myself, after I have listened to the songs a few times is, should this be taken seriously or should it be humorous?

TL: It’s good that you ask yourself that, that means we have done it properly.

PT: It should make you think. It’s like an open book.

TL: The listener is forced to read a little between the lines to understand the irony. The audience takes Rammstein way too seriously at times, to the point that we’re misunderstood. People should read more between the lines there too. It’s a large bandwidth, what you are singing and what it could mean. The topics are very multi-faceted and just as different as the reactions that we’ve gotten in the past few weeks.

PT: Every song has a very different meaning for different people. It was funny to hear just how different the opinions were for any given song. Sometimes, we just sat there and thought: Oh, that’s right! It could surely mean this too! It’s a good thing to be open to everything.

I think one of the most harmonious songs is ‘Yukon‘­, after I read that you were there on vacation. You can see the scenery before you when you listen to the song. I could really imagine how you felt when you were there.

PT: It was like that for me too, when I wrote the music to the lyrics. I put down his words in front of me and composed the music to it, and soon, this feeling of distance and seclusion came over me.

‘Fish On‘ is also quite a sensational song.  

PT: And this song has quite a quirky genesis too. The listener probably won’t hear it, but it was in a rather strange way that this song came about. There are completely different parts in it, and to put them all together was a pain in the ass. It just happened, while we were experimenting with the arrangements, with the strophes and the chorus. But it all came together in the end. Till had some lyrics and wanted to record them to a Click Track – but he began rapping, like Beastie Boys.

TL: I told Peter: “I have a strophe here, and for the first time in my life, I want you to write music to an already finished melody.” I wanted to have the written word and then compose the music around these words, instead of our usual way of making the music first and then finding the appropriate words. The only problem was that I was a bit short on time, since I had to go to the airport. So I said to Peter: “Just give me a Click Track.” Of course, I had absolutely no experience with working this way, while the Click Track required some kind of rap-singing. The freestyle raps often start out with a drum loop. So, I simply sang two strophes and then forgot all about it almost right away. But three months later, Peter sent me a file with this sequence and his music. It sounded fabulous. When my voice came on, I remembered this short singing session again. Peter had already written a chorus, too. It was a really cool experience.

PT: Then Till put vocals to the final take and we had a new song.

TL: There was only a few parts that were changed, the chorus and the intro, for example. Additionally, we developed a C-part, it was a little like with LEGO pieces.

PT: Half of the rest of the tracks are built like LEGO. The longer we worked on an idea, the crazier it got. We became more confident as time passed and also tried out really crazy things.

What is the biggest goal you want to achieve with this record? I suppose that you just wanted to have fun with the songs from the beginning. Although, now it’s a serious project…

TL: It’s in the human nature that whatever you do, you want it to have a positive outcome. Otherwise it would be useless to do it at all. No one makes shit deliberately. Naturally we’re hoping for favorable reactions. It’s not as if it’s Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, but we have written a really good album. The whole process of the genesis of the project was a lot of fun since it was all made under vacation-like circumstances in something of a holiday paradise.

Are you going to take something from this production along to Rammstein?

TL: Yes, guaranteed, but I won’t tell you about it (laughs)!

… perhaps the idea of experimenting with English lyrics in Rammstein?

TL: You never know what will happen in the future, but only the German language belongs in Rammstein. Of course, you could examine the lyrics like ‘Pussy’ and ‘Amerika’, but I’ll leave that up to the German division of my main band (smiles).

And you, Peter? Are you taking something with you from this project to your other work?

PT: I brought with me my 20 years’ worth of experience and I was, thanks to Till, motivated to become better than ever before. When I got the feeling that it was good enough and stopped, it was never as good as it is now. Besides that, I wanted to show Till that I could make things just as well as anyone. It was a helpful kick in the ass.

It’s very interesting that Till, being a part of a democratic band, and Peter, who’s a lone wolf, work so well together.

PT: I don’t have an ego, neither does Till. We have only done what we thought was right for every song.

Peter, how do you feel about the fact that this project is called Lindemann?

PT: The thing was: we didn’t have a name for this project.

TL: Tägtgren would have made a good name too.

PT: After we’d made a few songs, it was obvious that we needed a name. Both of us texted stupid band names to each other for months. A lot were just for fun, but some were honestly meant.

TL: It’s incredibly hard to find a good name these days. We had a few good ideas, such as “Way Outs” and “Kraut”, and, what I thought would be the perfect name, “Stockholm Syndrome”. But we decided on a single word, and most of them were already taken or were registered to domains already.

Are we going to see you live, somehow, somewhere?

TL: First we have to see how this thing plays out.

PT: Then we have to wait for the reactions to actually know – in case we’re going to do it – how much interest it would generate; and not only 50 people in a pizza joint. We’ll have to wait and see before we can make any decisions for if and in which framework we could tour. It’s difficult to estimate at the moment. But we still have time, we’ve got the whole summer ahead of us to make plans.

BY Thorsten Zahn, Metal Hammer Deutschland

source:Rammstein USA

Colours Of Autumn

Jeon Jungkook - You

University/Artist Au

Genre: Fluff

Word count: 2k+

A/N: I am back…For the song I suggest you listen Beyoncé - All Night….Other than that the original picture isn’t mine. I don’t remember where it was from but if you are the owner please contact me so I can give full credit.

Enjoy.




If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.

I am not the one who came up with this statement you see; but I was willing enough to live by it.

Edward Hopper was a clever man. He knew that the practices of painting and sculpture could differentiate themselves from other forms of art since the beginning of time, and since the human kind wanted to express themselves through something, anything, other than words, actions and sounds.

I was inspired by this, this way of thinking, and how durable the pieces of art were, how they were created thousands of years ago, or just yesterday, and still they could express the same emotions. We as people evolve, become more intelligent, even though one can think otherwise, but we are oh so same when it comes to showing our feelings. They don’t change, oh no, we are only better at concealing them.

And that is why, when I was finally out of age, I found myself at a School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, visual arts department to be more precise, trying to become like the people I adored so much.

But it turned out to be something I didn’t expect, not from a place that is filled with the most talented people in the country anyways.

Their teaching methods were questionable in my eyes, too strict, not leaving enough space for our thoughts to shape themselves and find their true forms.

Especially when they forcde us to only express what they want us to, in this case a sculpture, if we want to pass with flying grades.

Anatomy is important, I agree, so this was maybe not as ridiculous as the others, and the one I wanted to paint had really pretty eyes, which were open wide, just like his lips that were slightly parted.

But still, I did abstract, so this wouldn’t help me that me much.

“Come again?”

Oh and, well, he wasn’t really a sculpture after all.

“I want to paint you.”

He looked at me, then to the bottles of paint I was holding in my hands, slightly uncomfortable now, while taking a few steps back.

“I-I don’t like getting dirty, maybe if you ask someone else-“

“What? No, I-“ I shook my head emptying my hands to my bag “I want you to model for me.”

He visibly relaxed, probably understanding I was not a lunatic.

“We are in a school full of things to paint,” he gestured the sculptures beside the entrance, ones that originally belonged to world famous artists “We don’t even know each other. Why me?”

I looked towards where his hands were pointing and let out an airy laugh.

“I think you look more alive than David.” He sighed and folded his arms. “And I believe Michelangelo suffered enough at the hands of aspiring artists.”

And that, was my first of many encounters with Jeon Jungkook.




“Where should I sit?”

“Anywhere really.” I answered while trying to tidy up the place a little bit before we started. “No, not there.”

He stopped in his tracks, about to sit down, painting a silly picture with his hands on his thighs, his back arched.

“Why don’t you settle on one of the sofas.”

It was awkward at first.

After our first conversation, without even giving an answer he turned around and left quickly, leaving me standing in the middle of the empty hallway.

I am not the most stubborn person out there, and I wouldn’t be chasing him if I didn’t believe he was the perfect subject for my year-long project, and the fact that everyone but me found someone or something to study brought a lot of stress, throwing them on my shoulders as I tried to balance both school work and life.

But you see, everyone has a price.

And offering to design a music majors next album, and the banners that they will be using is when it’s time for the concerts that are held every year was more than enough for him.

After all, all he had to do was sit patiently and wait for me to sketch him every two days for an hour or so.

“So how do this things work?” he asked as I prepared for the session.

“Oh you just get rid of your clothes and sit on that stool.”  I said without turning to him “I will do the rest.”

“I…you want me to…” when he didn’t continue, I faced him, only to see a set of eyes open to the point that it suppressed the look he gave me when we first met.

“Dear lord no! I was just joking. I don’t want you to be naked!” I laughed as he also smiled slightly, now walking towards the stool that stood in the middle of the room. “Yet.”




“People question me you know.” He said on our fifth meeting.

“Please don’t move your face Jungkook.” I replied, positioning his head back to its original stance.

“My friends ask me what we are doing, locked up in a room, alone…”

“Stop speaking.”

“I told them that you fell in love with me on first sight and used you project as an excuse to talk to me.”

I froze before hitting him in the head with my sketch book. He let out a sound of pain before giggling.

“Are you serious Jungkook?”

“No.” he laughed loudly this time “It hurts you know.”

He wasn’t a bad person. Quite shy and reserved, with an expression of I am done with everything he carried everyday, he could have been easily mistaken for a cold-hearted man.

It was the opposite actually… Once he warmed up to you at least.

And it was nice.

If only he didn’t move around too much.



“I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”

“Do what?” He asked.

It wasn’t the time for our usual meet up. Two hours earlier than it was necessary he just turned up in the studio, saying he wanted to hangout because he didn’t have anything else to do.

I was done with the sketch and was thinking about how to transfer it to the canvas, with colours this time, when he barged in.

He was starting to get more and more enthusiastic every week that passed that I didn’t have the heart to tell him that after a week or two I wouldn’t need him anymore.

Especially after the photos I took of him so that I could work with them when he wasn’t there.

He complained at first, asking why I didn’t do that in the first place but getting hit by one of my brushes and an explanation of how I needed him for the details closed his mouth.

“I saw you flirting with Yerin near the classes.” I answered “I wouldn’t do that.”

A smirk found its place on his face as he narrowed his eyes.

“Why, are you jealous?”

“Of you?” I laughed genuinely “No. But keep dreaming.”

“Then why should I stop?”

“She dated one of my friends you see.” Opening the windows, I sat near the table where he was sipping on his coffee, closing my laptop.

“And? Why should that concern me?”

“You see Jungkook, my friend is a woman.”

“You mean to tell me…” he coughed after choking on his drink.

“That you are barking up the wrong tree love.”

He sighed and put the mug down.

“Not again…”



“I am done with the painting Jungkook, you don’t have to follow me anymore.”

“I am not following you.” He replied, ironically, following me in the shop just across the school gates. “And what about my album design? I can’t leave you alone before you hold your promise.”

I took one of the small trinkets and looked at the price tag as he did the same to a vase.

“I am working on it, and you know I will give it you next week.”

Like a lost puppy, he put down the vase and grabbed a tiny portion of my bag so we wouldn’t be separated in the crowded store.

“But did you really get what I wanted you to do?”

“You gave me a lecture for an hour Kookie, of course I did.”

“Oh!” he stopped abruptly, grinning from ear to ear “Is that a new nickname I hear? Maybe we should talk about it. Tell me, how did you come up with it?”

Rolling my eyes, I moved towards the exit where he soon followed.

“Come on! Lets talk about it in that coffee shop!” he yelled as he tried to catch up.

“I will pay!”


 

He likes you.

 

Is what his friend Hoseok told me when I visited their studio.

Jungkook was out to grab something to eat, and his friend was kind enough to let me wait inside, offering their one and only couch to me as he sat on the floor.

The small space filled with music equipment made my studio look like a heaven. When I voiced my opinion about this, and how it could be the reason Jungkook liked to spend time in there, Hoseok looked confused for a second before replying.

It is because he likes you.

After half an hour of awkward laughs and sentences spoken along the lines of Oh no, no you got it all wrong he doesn’t like me, finally the man himself arrived and we left quickly.

But now his word didn’t leave my mind as I started to question my own feelings for the boy who didn’t leave my sight for the last three months.

It was near the end of the fall term when he found my sleepy figure, at the corner of the cafeteria and sat at the opposite of me.

“Hey.” He said looking anywhere but ahead, his hands fidgeting.

“Hi.” I replied pushing away my empty tray.

“So you see it’s almost winter break. And every term our department holds, uhm, this concert.” He stopped to look around, finally looking at me in the eye.

“I know. I designed the banners.”

“Yeah I know.”

We fell into an uncomfortable silence after that. I stared at him, waiting for him to continue when he finally realized he didn’t finish his sentence and cleared his throat.

“Would you come? To watch me?” he stopped before almost whispering “With me?”

And after a few minutes of thinking, I realized I only had one answer to give.




So what do you guys think? Was it good??

Should I write a second part??

Well if you guys could give me feedback I would be grateful!


Please know that English is not my first language so if you see a mistake you can message me privately.

The story is mine. Do not copy without my permission.


Anyway thank you for reading. Have a nice day!


-Eris

Wonho: The Fanboy (Part One)

Wonho/Reader

Requested by anonymous:

a Wonho scenario where you are famous youtube singer he is fanboying over, and when you move to korea, he contacted you and started a few dates till you both being couple. You can make it fluff or smut.

Vibes: fluff + fanboy Wonho
Word Count: 1618
A/N: YAY! Wonho fluff! Putting the reader as a female (for the smut portion later down the line bwahaha) – (Yeah, that’s right, making this into a series). Okay, I swear I didn’t mean to make the ending ‘angsty’ at all. It just happened. Anyways, only good things happen from here on out!

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“Wonho! We’re heading out.”

“Okay, hyung!” Wonho shouted back from the living room.

Several quick clicks and keyboard taps later, Wonho dashed from his desktop and out to the designated black van Monsta X would be using for their schedule that day. As the van pulled out of the driveway, Wonho began playing the latest song his favorite YouTube singer, Y/N, released earlier that morning. A wide smile was already spread across his lips the moment he heard her voice and he would not deny how fast his heart was palpitating at the beautiful melody she sang to. His feet were tapping to the beat and his fingers were dancing across his thigh to the notes from the piano in the background. As usual, he fell in love with Y/N’s song and even more so with the singer herself.

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Dilraj Mann & Tessa Black Interview (Each Other)

Tessa Black: Who would you say are some artists that have influenced your work the most?

Dilraj Mann: I really love Katsuhiro Otomo and Taiyo Matsumoto. Their story telling and panel transitions are revelatory. Cleon Peterson, Keiichi Tanaami, Jaime Hernandez, Chris Ware, Lucian Freud,  Jose Munoz, Zaha Hadid, Ralph Bakshi. David Mazzuchelli’s work in Batman Year One is something I read annually to show me economy in art and panel layout. I tend to find that I fall in love with someone’s work early on and then fall in love with something else. So new inspiration is Marie Jacotey, Aisha Franz  and Hattie Stewart, Jillian Tamaki. I find music incredibly inspiring and something that influences my work, currently  stuff like Jlin, Philip Glass, Dirty Beaches, Clark and Jai Paul and I’m hoping to do a comic based on his lyrics soon. How about you?

TB: I’m pretty all over the place with artists, mainly as a function of how little time I give myself outside of work. I draw from a lot of artists such as Otto Von Todd, Gulliaume Singelin, Anna Cattish, and Asiey Barbie. I go through a lot of different artists but those are generally the folks I come back to I admire artists with a lot of versatility or at least a body of work that stretches far back. It’s interesting to see what they learned or tried with different approaches, and helps me get a better sense of what I like about their style.

I don’t think I can draw without music, and I usually look to artists such as Tettix, Goose or Lorn for focus. Something about their tone really tunes out my surroundings and helps get work done, though I look to Swans, Tycho, or Joanna Newsome for pure inspiration.

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YOU GUYS. I SAW HAMILTON LAST NIGHT.

And now I have a long ass train ride home, so I’m going to write all about it. Rambling, spoiler-filled commentary (about the plot, the music, the choreography, and other details from the room where it happens) lies ahead!

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Originally posted by jiminiemini

Summary: Jimin is Y/N’s tattoo artist (tattoo!au)

collab with @eatjams, she’s doing a scenario with jungkook! check hers out, she’s amazing! hope you like this!

Words: 4.205

Warnings: none

Genre: fluff, angst(?)

part1 | part 2 | part 3

Tapping your fingers on your steering wheel as you waited for the red light to turn to green, you chewed your bottom lip, jostling away the doubts that clouded your mind.  Thoughts that you might regret your decision had begun emerging that morning, the exact moment when your mobile screen flashed a reminder. Today was the day. The day you would get rid of your tattoo; the tattoo that have been a constant reminder of him, a memory inked to your flesh. A reminder of the warmth of his body, his hands around your waist and his lips on your skin. His lips that lingered longer on the sweet inked spot, just below your hairline, on the back of your neck.

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Blank Canvas

Summary: Dan is an extremely talented but unrecognized tattoo artist, his body a black and white masterpiece. Phil, on the other hand, has everything against tattoos. When he’s dragged along to his sister’s addition to her collection of ink, he realizes that perhaps turning one’s body from a blank canvas into a work of art is something to find beautiful instead of repulsive.

a/n: it’s been forever since i’ve written anything so i’m so sorry for the shit context it’s just, i had this idea at 3 in the morning and had to write it (also sorry for the overload of mcr i was listening to famous last words and well everything just kinda happened)

um, this won’t be a long fic in any way. i’m maybe planning to have no more than around twelve chapters?? idk. it’ll be short, that’s all i know (mainly because i’m just really rusty and haven’t actually finished a fic in a while)

Word Count: 1.6k

Warnings: tattoos, swearing


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carly rae jepsen’s emotion, in facts and theories

Fact: Criticland is a bubble, and often a suffocating one. To the general public, Carly Rae Jepsen is synonymous with “Call Me Maybe,” which is synonymous with flimsy pop, which is associated with Justin Bieber, who to the general public may as well be a walking Ed Hardy hat. To the music industry, she is a C-list rising pop artist with a whiff of Radio Disney, less Ariana Grande than Miranda Cosgrove.

And thus she’s been shackled to meme after meme, like all rising pop artists. “Take a Picture” was a Coca-Cola ad with crowdsourced lyrics. Emotion was promoted with an unholy Tinder/Instagram mashup, which was soon buried, presumably because everyone but its architects found it ridiculous. “I Really Like You” underperformed at radio, based in part on listener feedback, and its Tom Hanks Dramatic Hanksing video failed to meme even more embarrassingly than “Bitch I’m Madonna.” “Run Away With Me” is not performing substantially better. Scooter Braun – whose starmaking batting average is only about 50-50 – has all but admitted defeat; he told The New York Times they planned to “stop worrying about singles,” which for an artist coming off a No. 1 hit is the equivalent of “spending time with my family” or “creative differences.”

Plea: I am a copy editor and I will fight this fight alone (because copy editors are used to being alone, AMIRITE): The album title is Emotion without the syllable marks just as will.i.am’s album title was Willpower without the hashtag and the Andy Grammer single is “Honey, I’m Good” without the period. You can be a fan of an artist without breaking out the Unicode. It’s a perfect conceit, really: Carly Rae Jepsen, literally the dictionary definition of emotion! But it’s a cover-art conceit.

Fact: Emotion is Jepsen’s alt-pop cred. It’s a viable strategy, as Haim and Alessia Cara can attest. But it’s also a tough juggling act – and for an artist who’s in her late twenties yet seen as a teenybopper to most of the world, it’s the equivalent of tossing ten more balls at someone who’s already juggling.

And so while Emotion is much more cohesive as a creative statement than Kiss – no Bieber, no Owl City, in fact no features at all, which to the industry is probably a downgrade but to everyone else is an obvious plus – it still ends up as the sort of album where a track whose first line is “I remember being naked” co-exists with a slow jam designed for nothing past slow dancing, whose closest thing to a come-on is “I will be your friend.”

Fact: Assuming critics in 2030 aren’t all broke in a ditch somewhere, they’ll remember this decade as a groundswell of great pop production, right up there with Timbaland and David Frank. Emotion is a joy to listen to on a pure sonic level. “Warm Blood” is like a Magic School Bus ride through the bloodstream – here be art-pop arteries, there be throbbing hearts, those right there are the red wub cells. “Making the Most of the Night” begins moody – maybe I was primed by Julianne Escobedo Shepard but on the verses I swear I heard “Gravity of Love,” which if true would make Jepsen only the second person to remember this bit of the ‘90s. But then Jepsen talks about hijacking you, and everything goes rickety, like she’s literally hijacked the track and is re-enacting Speed through sheer force of crush.

Statement: Carly Rae Jepsen supposedly lacks personality. She wouldn’t be the only one accused of it. But for every Jessie J or Leona Lewis who struggles to shed the accusation, there’s a Katy Perry or Kim Kardashian who doesn’t need to. Like a lot of supposedly objective pop music writing, it’s self-reinforcing criticism; what happens is money is sluiced through pop stars’ careers, or not, and to the victors go the “personalities.”

Fact: But Carly Rae Jepsen does in fact have a creative presence.

Evidence: She wrote most of the toplines on Emotion, and as a lyricist she loves the sudden swerve into the grotesque or criminal: “be tormented by me, babe”; “who gave you eyes like that, said you could keep them”; not since Kesha have we had such a good pop game Shirley Jackson.

Evidence: Between “Boy Problems” and that, Carly Rae Jepsen may be the one singer on the planet who can sing a Sia-penned song and not sound exactly like Sia.

Evidence: “Your Type” is pretty transparently an attempt to fuse the Taylor Swift of “Style” to the Taylor Swift of “You Belong With Me.” Without Jepsen it wouldn’t work, the synths Morodering their way dully through a tinny track. But Jepsen is tremor and quaver and flutter and apology: “I love you – I’m sorry – I’m sorry – I love you.”

Fact: The proper response to this is “you’re sorry you love me?” I know this because I literally said it, and heard that, last Saturday.

Theory: The awkward female pop star is not a personality pop in 2015 can parse. Women are expected either to be den mother, empress, cyborg, and Courage Wolf in one; or self-loathing romantic who’s one drug away from sensuous, fetching collapse. Every pop star is either retrofitted to one of these models or discarded. Take Taylor Swift, once the closest we had to awkward, now forfeited that label upon moving to New York and taking up supermodels and gentrification. And is it any wonder? Women are told to scour their speech for every stray “sorry” or “I feel like” or “just,” to spend an amount of energy on regulating their speaking voice previously reserved for opera singers, all in the name of displaying mandatory hyperconfidence.

Fact: Pop in 2015, despite what anyone including me tells you, is not synonymous with the fans. Because the fans can parse this; of course they can. Britney was beloved for her dorkiness. Ariana Grande is a far more appealing personality when she’s spouting off about demons and donuts than when she’s a living David LaChappelle photoshoot. The No. 7 song in America, which I have heard approximately zero people discuss critically, is “Fight Song,” which is like “Roar” if sung by someone who has perhaps actually experienced self-doubt.

Theory: Women experiencing self-doubt are invisible. Women writing about their feelings are devalued. This theory is all but ascended to fact.

Fact: Carly Rae Jepsen albums have many uses: soundtracking bad decisions, flirting with people you really shouldn’t be flirting with, rummaging for mantras. The best lyric on this album is “I have a cavern of secrets; none of them are for you.”

Jared Leto Joker X OFC Fanfiction: Cold as Ice

When Batman can’t catch the Joker, he asks a new meta-human to step in and go under-cover to gain Mister J’s trust. Andromeda accepts the Bat’s offer, but finds herself struggling to walk the fine line between pretending to love the infamous Mr. J, and actually falling for him.

Rated T for Language.

Disclaimer: Gifs not mine. All rights to Batman, Joker, Suicide Squad, DC Characters, etc. go to their respective creators. All rights to each chapter’s title song lyrics quoted (as dialogue or otherwise) within the chapters go to their respective writers/performers.

Author’s Note: Each of this story’s four sections and their titles will be based on a song off the Suicide Squad Album. This fanfic comes with a built in soundtrack. Phrases in bold italics are song lyrics quoted from each section’s title song.

PART ONE: YOU DON’T OWN ME 

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here is the part where we were all forgiven (here is the repeated image of the lover destroyed) - bellarke - oneshot

prompts: “you suck at dancing but you’re doing it in the middle of a bookstore to the crappy music on the radio and i think it’s pretty cute damn” + “hs!au where they both are in a photography class and are partnered together for a project in which they have to take all kinds of pictures of each other.” requested by jeahnprouvaire, fallen-sparrow, and some anons.

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