i watch this special very often

anonymous asked:

Hi! For a Klance prompt, Lance or Keith (your pick) gets infected by some alien thing that makes them tell the truth so they admit their feelings for the other person, but after being 'cured' they don't remember doing it? thanks!

For sure! Hope you like it :D


           “Lance, what are you doing – get away from that!” Keith grabbed the back of Lance’s armor and hauled him backward as the flower exploded a white puff in his face, making Lance sneeze violently. He rubbed the residue off his face, inspecting the white smear it left on his glove.

           “It’s just pollen,” he shrugged. Keith glared at him.

           “Do you know how many people are allergic to Earth pollen? Who knows what alien pollen might do to you?” Lance rolled his eyes.

           “You’re being dramatic. Look, I’m fine. I feel better than ever.” Keith narrowed his eyes.

           “Let’s just keep moving,” he said, shifting his grip on his bayard. “We can probably find a cave in those cliffs up there, hole up there for the night, try and contact the team again in the morning.” Lance nodded.

           “After you,” he said, gesturing grandly. Keith just rolled his eyes and set off, hacking a particularly thorny branch away with his sword.

           They made it to a shallow, unoccupied cave in the cliff face with about an hour to spare before sunset and managed to build a fire before it got too dark to see. They negotiated guard duty and Keith got first watch, leaving Lance to stretch out and go to sleep beside the fire. Except, in typical Lance fashion, he started to talk instead.

           “I’ve never built a fire before. I never thought I would have to,” he said. Keith groaned quietly.

           “Lance, we’ve got a long night ahead of us. You should really try to get some sleep.”

           “I never went camping as a kid. My family didn’t have the money to make a trip like that.”

           “You can tell me about it later. If you absolutely must,” he added under his breath. “Just please be quiet.”

           “We thought it was fancy when they managed to take us out to dinner and a movie. That was a big day. There were four of us plus my parents, and that’s a lot of kids to pay for, so we couldn’t do it very often. But camping was never an option. My sister really wanted to do it. She begged my parents for months. But they wouldn’t let her. It was pretty awful to watch how crushed she was, but to tell the truth, I thought she was being selfish.”

           “Lance?” Keith asked. There was something off about Lance’s voice. It sounded too flat and monotone, as if he wasn’t actually hearing what he was saying. Lance continued as if he hadn’t heard Keith.

           “She knew they couldn’t afford to take all of us, so either she wanted to get special treatment and go without us, or she was just being a whiny brat and harassing my parents because she got fed up with having no money all the time. I got fed up too, we all did. She could have sucked it up like the rest of us.”

           “Lance.” There was definitely something wrong. Lance never talked about his family like this. Certainly not to Keith, at any rate. He sprung to his feet and walked over to where Lance was flat on his back, eyes glassy and unfocused, staring at the ceiling.

           “Of course I still love her but God did she get on my nerves when we were kids sometimes. But I don’t really think about that these days because I’m so homesick. I just think about all the perfect times we had together. You don’t understand it, you know. I don’t think anyone else on the ship understands how close I am to my family and how much I hate being here sometimes. At least Pidge is trying to get her family back. Voltron just keeps me further away. But you especially don’t understand because you don’t have any family.” Keith slapped Lance hard across the face.

           “Snap out of it!” he growled. “What the hell is…?” He bent closer. Something was glowing faintly white on the edges of Lance’s nostrils. The flower. It had infected him or something, and now he was talking without any kind of filter. “I told you that alien pollen was bad news,” he groaned, rubbing his forehead. Lance’s eyes were still just as glassy as before. He barely seemed to register the fact that he had been slapped.

           “It makes me miserable how much you hate me,” he said. Keith, in the middle of searching for some kind of leaf or cloth or anything he could use to try and scrape the gunk off Lance’s nose, paused.

           “You think I hate you?” he asked.

           “Yes,” Lance said. He started at receiving a direct answer and slowly turned back to Lance.

           “Why do you think I hate you?”

           “Because you’re so much better than me, and I annoy you by trying to compete with you. You know you can win so it’s a waste of your time.” Keith sat down heavily.

           “Lance, no. That’s not… that’s not…”

           “Of course I realized recently that the real reason I want to compete with you is because I want you to notice me,” he continued, “because I’ve had an awful crush on you since the Garrison. I thought I just wanted people to think I could be as good as you, but the real issue is that I like you a lot and I’m terrified of you finding out because I know you’ll just laugh at me.” Keith covered his ears.

           “I don’t want to hear this,” he moaned. “Lance, please, stop talking.”

           “I think you’re the most talented and beautiful person I’ve ever met and I started fantasizing about kissing you about two months ago. I even love the mullet even though I still think it’s ridiculous that you have it. I keep flirting with aliens to distract myself but I only do it because I know I won’t have any success. I don’t want to actually date anyone but you.” Keith’s head was between his knees. He wasn’t supposed to be hearing this. It wasn’t fair the way Lance’s confession made his heart speed up in his chest, made him think of the times they’d both caught each other staring lately, made him remember Lance saving his life on their most recent mission and brushing it off like it was nothing. It wasn’t fair to Lance. “I think I might love you, Keith, and I’ve cried twice about the fact that you could never love me back.” Lance’s speech ceased abruptly, leaving a few seconds of silence. “I’m tired. I’m going to sleep now,” he announced, and closed his eyes. Keith heaved a sigh of relief, coming over with a leaf to rub away the white residue on his nose. He dropped a hand on Lance’s shoulder.

           “You do that, Lance,” he said. “You do that.”

***

           Lance woke up to morning light groggy and with the worst crick in his neck he’d ever had. He sat up, yawned, and noticed Keith sitting at the edge of the cave, staring off into the woods. He frowned.

           “Dude, why didn’t you wake me up for guard duty?” he asked. “Have you been sitting there awake all night?” Keith jumped at the sound of Lance voice, turned to look at him, and scrambled to his feet.

           “Lance!” he said. “Are you… You seem normal?” Lance blinked.

           “Yeah, why… why wouldn’t I be?” Keith hovered uncertainly, unsure whether or not to move forward.

           “Do… do you not… do you remember last night?”

           “Yeah, we planned for guard duty, you said you’d wake me up in a few hours, and then you just never did! Come on, man, let people help you sometimes, you’re going to be exhausted now.” Keith bit his lip.

           “So… nothing else?” Lance stared.

           “What happened?”

           “Nothing!” Keith said hurriedly. His cheeks were slightly red for some reason. “I… I tried to wake you up but I couldn’t. You were too sound asleep. So yeah, I’ve been awake all night, asshole.” The insult was only half-hearted and didn’t really seem to land. Lance blinked.

           “Okay,” he said. “Well, we probably better see if we can’t find a way to signal the castle. It looked like there were settlements further up the cliff, let’s see if we can find some alien friends.” Keith nodded in agreement, heading to stamp out the fire. As Lance gathered his Paladin armor, he kept glancing sideways at his rival and his friend, wondering what had really happened last night – and why Keith was lying.

[I am no longer accepting prompts, just completing the ones in my inbox]

how ep 37 ruined chapter 51

This is something that has really been bothering me ever since the last episode of season 2 came out. Episode 37 (12) covered chapters 50 and 51 from the manga, but some changes were made and important details are missing. This is my opinion, and I’ll only focus on the first part of chapter 51 and how much certain details about Eren’s character were affected. 

The chapter starts on top of Wall Rose, all the soldiers have just returned from their mission and everyone is hurt and injured. This is important because it shows how destructive these expeditions can be. 
Eren brought Mikasa all the way to the wall, took care of her and made sure she was okay until the very end. Eren cares about his friends, he cares about other people, he would do anything for his friends and little scenes like this one show how much he really cares. He isn’t the best at showing these emotions so I’d like to see them giving more importance to this side of Eren more often in the anime.

Then, Eren looks around and he realises how much rescuing him affected everyone. He sees everyone around him in pain and that’s when he starts to blame himself. He sees the look on everyone’s eyes. That’s when Jean comes in. He confronts Eren and gives specific information about how many people were injured and died because that’s just how he is. This is important because this is how Eren and Jean have always communicated between each other. This is what Eren needs to hear. Jean is a honest person, always straight forward, always says the truth, and this has shown to have an impact on Eren before. 

Only after hearing all of this from Jean, does Armin come in and tries to comfort Eren. Jean is upfront and what he said was like a slap from reality. This is why Armin reassures Eren that they didn’t lose any soldiers on their way back and then proceeds to make a connection between Eren’s scream and the fact that none of the titans paid attention to them. Everyone is surprised by this, Jean and Connie are confused and Connie even praises Eren for having saved them. Jean does the detailed information thingy again but this time Eren just sighs and lets it all out. This part made the scene so heartwarming and it made Eren feel better and relax a bit. It also shows a bit of Jean’s development as a character (also, Jean taking care of Connie in the beginning was ignored too).

Finally, determined and motivated Eren comes back: “Thanks Jean. Thanks to you I don’t think I have to hesitate anymore. You’re absolutely right. I just have to do this.” That special line in bold is important in this scene and did not take part in the anime adaptation. As Isayama has said before, Eren bluffs, he forces himself to be stronger than he really is, but his core stays true and brave no matter what. I emphasised on that quote because it shows that Eren was hesitating before. Little lines that this one give hints so that it’s possible for the viewers to understand how Eren really thinks and should not be ignored. This is why I think episode 37 completely ruined the whole purpose of this conversation between Armin, Eren and Jean.

In the anime, they’re in the middle of a random hallway (the same one they used for season 1), the mode is wrong, the expedition feels distant and the whole thing itself just feels hollow to me. Eren is just there chilling and out of nowhere he remembers how many people died for him? This doesn’t make sense. He blamed himself because he was faced with all the injured soldiers around him. Jean is ignored and they jumped right into Armin comforting Eren and talking about Eren’s new ability. Armin talks about how he and Jean “sat down and tried to figure it out” while in the manga Jean was clearly surprised to hear about it. In my opinion, there’s such a huge lack of emotion when it comes to Jean too (it literally looks like Jean is about to fall asleep and was just there because someone dragged him out of bed just to scowl at Eren lol).

Last but not least, Historia comes rushing at Eren and begs for him to help her save Ymir. He tries to calm her down and comforts her, he makes her feel better and relax a bit. Again, anime adaptation failed to show how lovely and caring Eren really is. This part itself is super important because it shows how Historia wants to save Ymir, how willing she is and how much she wants to forget about “Krista”. So I hope they bring this part back in season 3. This scene is important too because it sets a+the beginning of the huge development that Eren and Historia go through together during the Uprising arc.

I want to focus this post on the first half of chapter 51, but I’ll also refer how they omitted parts of Erwin, Pixis and Levi’s conversation, how they changed Connie and Hange’s theory, etc.

The very last part of this chapter is kinda irrelevant to the plot itself, but it shows how unique every character is and how they can still enjoy simple yet loving and heartwarming moments. I’m hopeful they’ll bring that small part back in season 3, though.

Regardless of everything, I am genuinely grateful and happy I got to experience and enjoy this season. This show will always have my full support and it will never fail to make me happy. I am very thankful and there’s countess things to appreciate about it. All their work must be admired and respected, and I hope everyone had as much fun as I did watching all these amazing episodes :) Chapter 51 has a special place in my heart, specially because it shows a side of Eren we don’t get to see very often and so I hope no one forgets about it!

“I Can’t Lose Her” - Kian Lawley Imagine

Request:  Your imagines are my favorite btw! Can you do an imagine where some of our friends are at the house watching a movie and even though you and kian aren’t together you start ‘teasing eachother’ under the blanket and Jc gets suspicious THANK YOU

‘Everyone, be quiet now!’ Sam said when the movie that we were about to watch started playing. 

Kian and the rest of the guys asked me if I wanted to come over and watch a movie with them. Since I had nothing in planI accepted their invitation.
I love spending time with all of them at the same time, but that doesn’t happen very often since everyone has a busy schedule. The guys travel a lot and I’m still in college so it’s hard to find time to hang out with all of them even though I spend the most time with Kian. All of the guys are my best friends, but with Kian I have some kind of really special relationship. I’m definitely the closest with him and it’s really hard to explain our relationship. A lot of people sometimes think that we’re together, but we just love each other maybe a little bit more than other best friends do. 

‘Shhh, it’s starting.’ Jc said who was sitting on the floor with his back leaned on the couch. Sam and Trevor were also sitting on the floor like Jc, Ricky and Connor on the one side of the couch and Kian and I were laying under a blanket on the other side of the couch. My back was pressed against his body and he had his arm around my waist and chin on my shoulder. 

‘You good?’ He asked quietly. 

‘Mhm’ I murmured.

An hour later…

‘Oh my God, this is so cute.’ I said at the scene where Jason was comforting his girlfriend Lilly with whom he ran away. Her parents didn’t let her be with him because they hated his parents. Lilly’s parents even threatened her if she keeps seeing him that they’ll send her to her aunt in London (btw Lilly lived in New York). Basically, they said they’ll do anything just to break them apart so they had no choice but to run away together. Currently, they were staying at Jason’s friend’s apartment in Philadelphia. Lilly was concerned about the whole situation that they were in so he was comforting her. 

‘Tipical love story.’ Kian said. 

‘I want someone to love me like this.’ I said quietly. 

‘Well, I love you.’ He said making me blush a little. 

‘I know, but that’s not the same.’ 

‘Yeah, it is. I love you even more than he loves her.’ Kian said making me chuckle quietly a little. 

‘Stoop.’ 

‘What?’ He laughed in my neck. ‘Would you run away with me?’ He asked quietly just for me to hear it. 

‘What?’ I asked surprised. 

‘Would you run away with me if I asked you to?’ 

‘I don’t know. Why would you want to run away with me? We don’t have a reason to run away, they do.’ I said.

‘We don’t need one. We could just do it.’ 

‘You’re crazy.’ I said. 

‘So you wouldn’t?’ He asked. ‘Alright.’ He said unwrapping his arms from around me. 

‘Kiaan’ I whined pulling his arms back and putting them to the place they were before. ‘Stop. You know I would.’ I whispered. 

‘You would?’ He asked and I nodded. He smiled and kissed my cheek bringing me even closer to his body if that was even possible. 

An hour later…

I guess I fell asleep during the film because I was woken up by quiet talk between Kian and Jc.

‘You still haven’t answered my question.’ Jc said quietly probably so that he doesn’t wake me up. I was curious what they were talking about so I just kept pretending that I was asleep.

‘What?’ Kian said nervously.

‘What’s that between you and y/n?’

‘What are you talking about?’ Kian asked.

‘Dude, c’mon, don’t play stupid. Like I didn’t see all that cuddling and hear your small talk and all that cute shit that COUPLES do.’ Jc said.

‘Jc, we’re just…very very close best friends.’ He said slowly caressing my arm under the blanket.

‘Yeah, sure. You love her, don’t you?’

‘I do, a lot.’ He said and my heart started beating faster.

‘Do you have, you know like, feelings for her?’ Jc asked again.

‘I-I don’t know..I think I do, but you know..’

‘Why don’t you tell her? I’m like 95% sure that she has feelings for you too.’ Truth.

‘I don’t want to ruin our friendship. I don’t want anything to change. I can’t lose her, Jc.’ Kian said playing with my hair.

Oh, God, he has feelings for me?

‘You two are made for each other, trust me.’ Jc said making Kian smile.

‘I wish she thinks the same.’

If you only knew.

‘Man, I’m tired. I’m gonna go to bed.’ Jc said getting up. ‘Goodnight’

‘Night, man.’ Kian said as Jc left.

I turned on the other side to face Kian. I wraped my arms around him and said quietly ‘You won’t ruin anything and nothing will change. You’ll never lose me, no matter what.’ I looked up at him smiling and his mouth fell open.

‘I-I..’ He sighed and then closed his eyes and smiled. ‘I love you, y/n.’

‘I love you too.’ I said and lifted myself up a little and kissed him.

Garish Room #28 [2017 ver. member A to Z case of Ruki] part 1

- Actor (favorite actor / actress, own acting ability)

Ruki: I watched the movie “Mommy” and the roles in it are very well executed. Antoine-Olivier Pilon plays the role of a guy with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder),  but I was very impressed, thinking that although he is young, he already has such amazing acting skills. And I like Jake Gyllenhaal. But I haven’t acting skills. Since I’m just not that type of person (laughs). Beginning to be shy, I just can’t stand it, and therefore I cannot remember the words at all. But during the performances I feel calm. When I hold the microphone, I’m all right. However, in the video, the one who gets recognition is more a director and his mores, not actors, right? Once upon a time I played an insignificant role in one video, but it was a complete failure. I wouldn’t like to see it again a second time (laughs).

- Baby (when you behave like a child)

Ruki: By and large, I don’t behave like a child. Perhaps I have many negative personality traits. I have no sense of time… basically I’m not at all reliable (laughs). And since that time, when I was a child, it’s hard for me to get up in the morning. So, since then, I thought that I wouldn’t become an employee of any company. I think that such place is not suitable for me.

- Christmas (memories of christmas)

Ruki: I can’t tell stories about that time when I was in the middle and high school (laughs). What I very clearly remember…in those days when I was an elementary school student, there was gilded series of toys in a heat-resistant alloy “Saint Seiya” [*manga and anime]. It doesn’t even need to specify which of them I wanted, because usually everyone expects that they can get Seiya, don’t they? But I hardly got the figure of character-the villain Taurus Aldebaran. In addition, the part of his horn was rusty. So I was beside myself with anger, these are my memories (laughs). And I also with great difficulty shoved my legs into containers in the form of boots, where candies are usually placed, and decided to walk in them.

- Danger (it was dangerous!)

Ruki: That unpleasant time, when we continued to work with two managers, was creepy, isn’t it (bitter smile). I wonder what other guys answer? Is it possible that we had anything more dangerous than this?

- Emergency (things you think you need to do now, as soon as possible)

Ruki: There is a lot of! For example, I still didn’t write the lyrics to 「taion」, which we will record the day after tomorrow, so I need to hurry with this. If we talk about things that do not concern work, it occurs to me that I didn’t receive my ID card.

- Fashion (preferences in style)

Ruki:  It seems that I have them, but it is not.  I really like European-style clothes, but those that I wear every day mostly single-color and without patterns. I have a feeling that among such things I’m looking for suitable ones. The print on clothes is ok, too, but such clothes that I would like to wear is very hard to find. Next, there is no more clothes about which I would have thought “I want this!”, so I create it (with the help of my brand). Therefore I wear it, but when some of this is worn by other members, I immediately stop wearing it (laughs). Ah, maybe I yet like it when a person, who I don’t know, wears my brand’s clothes. I don’t take up making things of too high brands, but at the same time I buy unusual things.

- Ghibli (Ghibli’s favorite works)

Ruki: Not that I really liked them, but among them there are those that I can watch, as “Spirited Away” or “Kiki’s Delivery Service”.  Although, I don’t watch them very long (laughs). But those who like Ghibli, certainly, also will choose “Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind” and “Laputa - Castle in the Sky”, which I don’t like at all.  Perhaps this is my prejudice, but I don’t like something like “flying in the sky” and such things. And then something else like how they get out of huge cars (laughs). First of all, I donэt like science fiction, but its pretty realistic representation, it’s probably a good thing, isn’t it?

- Health (what do you pay special attention in the field of health)

Ruki: I always take biologically active supplements. And I realize that in order not to catch cold, you need to take vitamins. During the tour, even when I sleep, I always put a mask on my face, but, despite this, I still catch a cold. As for food, I don’t pay much attention to it. I eat everything.

- Immorality (about treasons, which became a hot topic in 2016)

Ruki: Treason… Watching this, I felt that I am very sorry for those who are deceived. Couldn’t they have discovered it so far?  This is also often said in the news. But I think: “How is it?”. Well, if we talk about treason as such, then it is considered that before marriage it is allowed. But even if it’s not a treason, when someone looking like a persone without drawbacks, does something that causes bitter feelings behind your back, I immediately think: “ahaaaa…” (laughs). “Love intrigue,” in a literal sense, an amazing thing, isn’t it?

- Junk (unnecessary things at home)

Ruki: I do not have that.  Since I almost immediately get rid of them. I’m not used to things,  and I’m not that type of people who think - I’ll leave this and this too. Clothes that I don’t wear for a year, I throw out with the thoughts “I, after all, don’t wear it”, but after that it happens that I regret it very much (laughs). Therefore, I throw out too much of everything. Also the contents of the personal computer - doing the cleaning, I brought everything in order there, but I deleted everything down to very important things that I shouldn’t delete (laughs). I often throw away all unnecessary, leaving only the necessary minimum.

- Kimi no Na Wa (the film “Your name”)

Ruki:  I didn’t watch it. Is it by Ghibli? No? It seems that at the moment I’m completely unaware of anything (laughs). I don’t watch them, if there is a manga with drawings made by the technique of soft touch. Although I often go to the cinema, I look sideways at the one where are always a lot of people. In this movie theater the main film is “Your name”, so I immediately think something like “than to go there, I’d rather go to this one” (laughs). And in the future I’m also not going to press this button (with this movie) on the ticket machine.

- Love (the importance that love occupies in your life)

Ruki:  During puberty everything else except this (love) wasn’t important for me. But as I grew older, everything changed significantly, and if to tell frankly (laughs), I guess it’s because now I’m very busy with work. In high school, the band was just a hobby for me, so I wasn’t so passionate on this to really went into it with my head. Since I just approximated to the so-called ‘culture’, I guess that at that time, love in my life was quite significant.

- Moving (сonditions for moving)

Ruki: This is the layout of the house and what is in the neighborhood. As for the layout of the house, it will suit me even if the rooms are not very spacious, just to make the size fit so that I could live there. Since I recently said that I have few things, leaving only the minimum necessary, they should always be in my field of view.  As for the environment, then, most likely, I ask questions, are there any supermarkets and pet stores, is it easy to catch a taxi,  and whether it is convenient to get from this area to the city center.

translated from japanese to russian by shimizu_ran.vk for the_gazette_quotes.vk

translated from russian to english by me

as always thx for reading and sorry for mistakes ^^

[INTERVIEW] ASTRO, a proper example of growth

People usually say that young kids ‘grow differently everyday’, and boy group ASTRO is such. ASTRO, who recently celebrated their 500 days since debut, showed remarkable growth with every new album they release.

ASTRO held their first fan meeting at the Jangchung Arena last February and met with more than 5,000 fans. While touring four Asian countries right after, they also captivated overseas fans’ hearts. Fourth mini album ‘Dream Part.01’ title track ‘Baby’, which ended its promotions last month, was nominated for first place in music shows for the first time. ASTRO, who successfully concluded their longtime dream to hold their first solo concert, is now ahead of Japan Zepp Tour this month. Indeed, they are ‘a proper example of growth.’


10. How is it going for you after ‘Baby’ promotions?
JinJin: First of all, we held ‘The 1st ASTROAD to Seoul’ on the 15th and 16th of last month at Olympic Hall, Olympic Park. After the concert, we had a vacation for two nights and three days. Now, we’re preparing for Japan Zepp Tour. Also, we are practicing hard for ‘KCON 2017 LA’ and KBS2 ‘Music Bank in Jakarta’.

10. Thoughts about holding your first solo concert?
Rocky: I knew that a solo concert is a faraway dream, but it was amazing standing in your own personal stage, thinking ‘So we’ve already grown this much?’ Now is the start. I think that the future is full of more fun things to do.

10. Most memorable moment from the concert?
Eunwoo: The first appearance. The first song was ‘Hide&Seek’. So as to match the title of the song, we appeared not from the main stage but from the thrust stage. The fans were surprised, but the crowd still cheered. We revealed the official light stick ‘Robong-ie’ recently, but the venue glittered with Robong-ie’s glow, so it often made me smile. We should go up the stage with a cool expression but [our faces] twitched like a clown’s.
Moonbin: By the looks of it, the time we sang ‘Every Minute’ is memorable. It was a song I like, we went up the stage for that song wearing a formal suit with a fierce image, and the fans were satisfied.
Sanha: For me, it’s that time when the fans did the slogan event. We were singing an album’s B-side ‘Star’ when the fans raised the slogans with ‘I’ll always stay by your side’ written on them. I was very touched and thankful.

10. You said in an interview with TenAsia last November that it was your dream to hold a solo concert.
JinJin: Yes! Previously, we founded the official fanclub ‘AROHA’ and also held a fanmeeting. We also wished for this [solo concert] at the time. From debut until now, the scale of the performances are getting bigger every time. The fans who support us increased that much. We are thankful. I also commend ASTRO!
Moonbin: We are achieving our goals one at a time. We think positively and say, ‘Do well and rewards will follow.’ We now desire a higher goal. We rose to an honorable place—the first place nominations—with ‘Baby’. We will prepare even harder for the next album and try getting first place.

10. ASTRO’s new dream?
Sanha: Soft drink CF model! We will show you our very own refreshing-ness!

10. You recently reached your 500 days. Looking back, how was it?
Rocky: Surely, we have grown compared to our debut era ‘Hide&Seek’. We have learned a lot. We worked hard unconditionally during ‘Hide&Seek’, but now we relaxed a little.

10. If you had a moment where you thought that you should grow more?
Eunwoo: We want to consolidate ASTRO’s own colors, so that the reactions ‘trust and watch’ and ‘look forward’ will follow when you say ASTRO. I think we still lack a bit for that part.
Moonbin: I think I have to take better care of my physical fitness. We usually promote for 2 to 3 weeks and our schedule is hectic so it’s difficult. Everyone is working hard to stay in shape so it would be nice to maintain our energy from the start of the promotions until the end.

10. We’ve talked about the team’s colors, but where do you draw the line between keeping your identity and being stagnant?
Rocky: This is why we worried a lot. ASTRO has showed off bright music and refreshing concepts until now. Some might think that we’ll only do similar things. So we thought, ‘What else can we add?’ My conclusion is that if we suddenly change, we might hear some hostility instead, ‘ASTRO, why?’ Bearing ASTRO’s refreshing image, we want to nurture the member’s individual skills and slowly show our changed selves.
JinJin: We cannot have a ‘refreshing’ image forever. We are merely wearing clothes that match our age. Naturally, we can become a group who wears manly clothes, sexy clothes, and various colored clothes. ASTRO is a team who still wants to do a lot of things. Our anticipation is bigger than our worries.

10. We’ve heard that maknae Sanha is going to receive his ID card.
Sanha: Yes! I went to the district office to have my ID made, and they captured my fingerprint. It was really amusing.
JinJin: Sanha was just a sixth grader when I first met him. He was smaller than I am but now he’s the team’s tallest. At debut, he put on blusher on his cheeks and had braces on… Among ASTRO, the member who changed the most is Sanha. He grows up well so I am satisfied.

10. Agency’s rookie girl group Weki Meki will debut on the 8th. What does maknae Sanha feel about having a direct junior?
Sanha: It’s a little hard to say but… I’m proud. It would be nice if Weki Meki will get good results. I wish that they enjoy well. (Eunwoo: Sanha sunbaenim gave an advice!)
Moonbin: I think they’d do well since everyone worked hard. I think it is important that the senior leads the junior well. We will also grow more and become a dependable senior.

10. Eunwoo recently had his first try with a drama with KBS ‘The Best Hit’, how was it?
Eunwoo: The fun on stage and the joy from acting are a little different. ‘The Best Hit’ is a work where I learned a lot of things. I had a lot of worries at first. So I practiced acting well, and prepared a lot. It seems that everyone watched well. I was able to discover another side of me. I gained confidence and I want to greet with another work.

10. How did the other members see Eunwoo’s acting?
Rocky: It was a little bit difficult. Just kidding. Since Eunwoo hyung is immediately on my side while he’s on TV, it is amusing and fun. At first, I watched the drama with the thought of poking fun at Eunwoo hyung, but Eunwoo hyung looked like he gradually became absorbed in his role, so I enjoyed watching the work itself later on.
MJ: Eunwoo’s character’s name was MJ. His character is a ‘feisty top star’, I saw a different person from the Eunwoo that I know. I commend him.
Eunwoo: MJ hyung gave me a mission. ‘Promote MJ by working hard in the drama’.
Moonbin: So that’s why when you search MJ in portal sites, Eunwoo’s name also shows up.

10. MJ appeared alone on MBC Every 1’s ‘Weekly Idol’ Masked Idol corner. At the time, you were chosen for the first batch of Masked Idol.
MJ: Originally, I wanted to be revealed around the second, third episode, but I won first place on the first episode so my identity was exposed. While filming the variety alone, I felt that I have a little more confidence. I’m the style to look tense during the early parts but feel a bit easier as time goes by.

10. Moonbin was a child actor, but there aren’t any acting activities planned?
Moonbin: I want to try if opportunities present themselves. I want to appear on KBS2 ‘School’ series. I just turned 20 this year, so there is still a desire to take on a role of a high school student.

10. Jinjin and Rocky recently started studying composition.
JinJin: We’ve been self-studying since we were trainees. Our desires recently became bigger so we talked to the agency after the end of the concert. We have been taking classes from professional composers for some time past. We will learn well, even the details, so we hope to participate in ASTRO’s albums later on.

10. What is your music style?
Rocky: I’m [still] in the learning phase so I cannot give a specific definition, but it’s a bit different. I’m really into G-Dragon sunbaenim’s solo song ‘Untitled, 2014’ so I am interested in slow tempo music.
JinJin: I tend to follow trends. For a while, I was stuck in the future bass genre, then I fell for tropical house during the ‘Baby’ promotions. When I like a genre, I listen to and learn the music of famous DJs and producers in that field.

10. Field where Sanha is interested in?
Sanha: I want to try being a radio DJ. It is fun reading the stories of listeners and communicating. I would want an 8 to 10 program. I want to become a DJ who listens to the listeners’ worries and comforts well.

10. You went on a tour around four Asian countries last February, your thoughts about your overseas fame?
Eunwoo: When I look at the comments on ASTRO SNS, there are many international fans. It is difficult to often meet with international fans so we feel sorry and think that we have to work harder. We were thankful for the very enthusiastic and ardent welcome during the Asian tour. We gained strength from thinking, ‘Can we really receive this great love?’

10. If you have a special experience during overseas performances?
JinJin: When we did the Japan showcase, I was really surprised that the sound system is good. Also, since the watching culture of Japanese fans differ from Korean fans, it was new and amusing. They enjoy listening when we sing songs and cheer for us enthusiastically after the performance.
Moonbin: On the other hand, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong fans are immensely enthusiastic. They like small gestures and hand signals. US and Mexico are also hot.

10. Goals for overseas activities?
Moonbin: We want to hold a world tour.
Jinjin: We also want to hold Japan dome tour.
Moonbin: We’ll work harder because it is our dream to stand on the US Super Bowl stage.

10. ASTRO’s secret for receiving love inside and outside the country?
JinJin: There is a unique energy that comes when members are united. We often hear the words, “I feel good when I see you,” which seems to be an advantage.
Moonbin: This bright team atmosphere was created thanks to MJ hyung. MJ hyung always liven up the mood.
MJ: I would thank the members instead. I joined ASTRO the latest, but I was able to mingle like this thanks to the dongsaengs who cheered for and helped me by my side. More than making the mood, I think we gathered each member’s personality and made a rainbow called ASTRO.

10. Is there a time where you shared your personal worries?
Rocky: I often talk about my worries about the music when practicing. A bit more serious and cheesy story is the ‘family meeting’. It’s a meeting we do every time ASTRO’s activities end. We all eat together and talk honestly with each other.
Moonbin: We also talk about the things that hurt us. I’m the type to talk about those things whenever because if those pile up, they are bound to burst at some point.

10. When can we meet ASTRO’s new album?
JinJin: As much as possible, we want to release one more album this year. At that time, our goal is to become the number one singer.

Source: Tenasia
Translation by Nico of ArohaUniverse✨
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Ok, as your friendly neighborhood southern amateur baker I would like to put forth something very near and dear to my heart:

Bitty Drunk Bakes

It doesn’t happen very often. Imagine: the boys all sitting on that nasty green couch in the living room watching NHL (not the sharks though, no one has the patience to watch with Chowder) casually drinking beer (because it’s the Haus. Also Shitty). And while Bitty is definitely no lightweight, there’s always a special kind of buzz that comes from several slightly too warm natty lites.

See the thing is, Eric Bittle is a master at baking. He is the picture of professionalism and knows his flavor profiles backwards and forwards. He can do a lattice cross on a pie, or will whip out the cookie cutters for special designs (his favorite is still the hockey stick & puck motif he managed to lay out on one maple/apple crisp). But drunk Bits in the kitchen is an entirely other sight to behold.

If Bitty is baking for fun, it’s usually pie. If he’s drunk – he can whip out ANYTHING. Ransom and Holster especially love the cookies, though both Shitty and Lardo have a soft-spot for his cupcakes.

Once, Bitty decided he was going to make brownies from scratch when he got the idea for pumpkin spice brownies and made Jack go out and buy him 2 PSLs (one for the brownies and one for him of course)

  • Jack: Bittle it’s 9:45 at night where am I going to get a pumpkin spice latte
  • Bits: Standing there asking me these questions is not going to help you Mr. Zimmermann
  • Jack: Bittle…
  • Bits: Jack, go. PSL. now

And the great thing about Bitty drunk baking is he’s LOUD and MESSY. He sings and dances and talks out loud to Betsy (well, more than usual), and is giggly as hell. Sometimes he forgets to add certain ingredients, and whatever comes out is nowhere near perfect, but it’s Bitty so of course it’s still delicious.  It’s just this alternate side to bitty baking and it makes everyone fall a little more in love with him

anonymous asked:

That post on Boukenger was brilliant. I've been on the fence about starting Gokaiger. Seems cool but I heard its an anniversary season? It looks cool but I havent seen many other sentai and I'm worried I wont get it well. Could you do a post like your Boukenger one for Gokaiger? If you have time? ^^;

Thank you for your kind words and I would be happy to tell you about Gokaiger! Really happy as it is definitely one of my favorite series!

As you said, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger is an Anniversary series and celebrates the entire history of Super Sentai going back to 1975. While this may seem to be an obstacle for a new viewer it really isn’t.  Yes, long-time fans might get more out of the show and the references and homages but they are not at all necessary to appreciate the plots or characters.  This is because though the piratical heroes of the series have the ability to access the powers of all previous Sentai teams through their collection of Ranger keys, they know almost nothing about these teams. 

The plot requires them to unlock the true power of these keys, which forces them to meet past members of each team and learn about their predecessors. It’s a neat way to introduce the entire history of Super Sentai to new viewers and give a great taste of various shows.  That’s not to say the homages are more important than the main plot or the characters.

Speaking of characters, let’s introduce the crew as they appear at the beginning of the series.

The leader of these Star-faring Buccaneers is Captain Marvelous.  He used to be part of a group called the Red Pirates before they were betrayed by one of their own and he was given command of the Gokai Galleon and the Ranger Keys. 

He is cocky, self-assured and mostly unflappable.  As Gokai Red, he is determined to find the Greatest Treasure in the Galaxy which is located somewhere on Earth.

The first recruit Captain Marvelous brought on-board his new command was Joe Gibken, a swordsman who used to work for the evil Zangyack Empire (more on them later). After his mentor was betrayed and apparently killed, he rebelled and was rescued by his new Captain.

Joe is stoic, usually unemotional and is the team’s dual-wielding sword-master. He is Gokai Blue.

Luka Milfy grew up on a planet ravaged by Zangyack, living in poverty and trying to keeps a small group of survivors, including her younger sister safe. She was brought onto the crew because of her skills as a thief.

Though she seems obsessed with money an treasure, as Gokai Yellow, she is a valued member of team and specializes in disguise, infiltration and breaking into locked places.

Don “Doc” Dogoier is one of the most unlikely pirates but also one of the most valuable members of the crew. He is the team’s tech specialist, weapons designer, cook and cleaner. Without him, the Gokai Galleon would fall apart, the crew would eat garbage and the place would be a disaster,

He was basically press-ganged onto the crew and given the role of Gokai Green. 

The most out of place member though would be Ahim De Famille. She is a princess from a planet taken over and destroyed by the Zangyack and was rescued by the Gokaigers. She may not be the best fighter but her gentle nature and noble bearing makes her highly valuable for negotiations and situations that require a delicate touch or diplomacy.

She is Gokai Pink. She is best Pink. Ever.

The Gokaiger crew lives and travels on the Gokai Galleon, space faring pirate ship that also serves as the base of their main mecha, Gokai-Oh.

I love it!

As for their enemies, they are hunted by the evil Zangyack Empire, who controls almost all of the galaxy, except for Earth.

They once tried to conquer the Earth in what is known as the Legend War but all of the Super Sentai heroes of Earth gathered together and sacrificed their powers to repel them. These lost powers scattered across space and became the Ranger Keys, which are now in the hands of the Gokaigers.

The leader of the Earth invasion force is the son of the Zangyack Emperor, Commander Warz Gill.  He is egotistical, over confident and easily flustered by his own failures, which he likes to blame on his underlings. He is a buffoon.

This is a great show and one I highly recommend.  The only real faults could be said to be the focus on the fetch quest of gaining new powers, which occasionally interrupts major story arcs, but not often.  There are far more things I could say about the show but I do not want to spoil too much and things like the other villains and the sixth member of team are best discovered for yourself.

I hope this helps you decide to watch the show. It’s a very special entry in the franchise and not just a personal but also a fan favorite.

jack zimmermann interviews

aka: adorable things that jack 100% says in future televised interviews that make the samwell crew (ESPECIALLY bitty) lose their shit:

  • early in the season, when jack is asked “how you think your detour in college affected your play,” jack gets very serious and says that he doesn’t like the term detour because it implies you weren’t supposed to go there at all and that is not how he views his time at samwell and it would be disrespectful to all the great players both on his team and who play at the collegiate level to say that they didn’t help him improve. it is the first time that jack zimmermann sounds passionate about something on air and this makes the PR team very happy and Shitty is at the Haus watching and everyone ends up hugging and crying about their boy except Lardo and Dex.
  • The PR joy is short lived because jack never addresses the comments directly again but he gets very snippy about this. if anyone mentions phrases like “pitstop” or “detour” or even “it’s great to see you back where you belong” his face goes dark and stormy and he might not bother correcting them again, but whatever the question, they aren’t getting a good quote for their magazine. the press figures it out eventually.
  • when asked what other professional sport he would like to play, jack zimmermann says “anything but lacrosse. never really saw the point of it.” and the Haus throws a party that spans two nights.
  • when asked what his favorite cheat day snack is, jack zimmermann says “pie” with a smile on his face that seems a bit too happy but, hey, the guy must really love pie.
  • when asked by a snobby interviewer what his major was (in a tone of voice that clearly says he is expecting Jack Zimmerman to say something stupid), jack zimmermann goes into a full speech outlining his thesis and noting which historians he thinks truly capture the time period and he keeps his voice flat and awkward (like all his interviews tend to be) but the boys see his little flash of a smug grin when the interviewer flounders after his five minute monologue and doesn’t have any followup questions.
  • when asked what advice he would give to young hockey players, jack zimmermann smiles just a little bit and says “eat more protein.” the press takes it as jack being ridiculous and maybe he even gets yelled at by PR for that because “c’mon, zimms, weve TALKED about this- say something INSPIRING” but bitty knows that little smile was for him and texts him a string of heart mixed with chirp emojis and tweets ‘this boy’-
  • when asked what he thinks the best sitcom is, jack zimmermann pretends to consider for two seconds before saying in his most serious, deadpan voice “i’ve been told on good authority that the answer is 30 rock.” Holster cries. He cries harder when the followup question is “who’s your favorite character” and Jack’s answer is “sorry, i haven’t seen enough to know their names.”
  • when asked why he is often seen at NWHL games on his days off, jack zimmermann replies “i love watching great hockey” and when pressed further on the issue, simply repeats that statement as if very confused why people are still asking this question.
  • when asked (before he is out) if he has “someone special” for valentine’s day, everyone is expecting him to say no, but jack freakin’ zimmermann shrugs one shoulder and says “yup” and when they tease “oh, she must be very lucky”, this boy says “yeah, they are” and then refuses any further questions while the internet goes wild over his use of neutral pronouns.
  • when he DOES come out and someone asks if he’s seeing anyone, jack zimmermann smiles directly at the camera - a huge, ridiculous, i am so fucking in love smile that the world has literally never seen before (and there’s a BLUSH TOO!!) - and says “Yes, I’ve been lucky enough to date my boyfriend for four years. thank you for your time.” and walks off before anyone can ask him anymore questions.
Baby Bettas

If you have gone into Petco recently to look at the bettas, I’m sure you noticed the “betta babies”. While they may seem cute and fun to watch grow up, I ask that you do not buy them for several reasons:

1) Babies require special care. Taking care of a baby betta is very different than taking care of an adult. Babies need to be fed much more often and in smaller amounts. They also need a dead steady temperature. An adult will be fine with fluctuations in temp of two or even three degrees, but a baby could barely stand fluctuation of a single degree.

2) They do not get this care in the store. Those cups are not ideal for even adults, much less babies! The babies are still developing. They need special food several times a day, and the bettas - even the babies - are often only fed regular pellets two or three times a week. The water in the cups is also too cold and fluctuates too much for these tiny fish.

3) They can have problems later in life. Because the time during which they are sold as “baby bettas” is a crucial stage of development for the babies, the poor conditions in which they are kept can cause health issues throughout his/her life. They will likely not live as long, be more susceptible to illness due to a weakened immune system, and all around be harder to maintain. 

Knowing all this, I often want to scoop those little guys up and keep them as long as I can, but buying them will just encourage these big box pet stores to continue this practice. If you really feel the need to get a baby, try to convince a manager to let you just take it as a rescue, but please to not purchase it, even at a lower price. The company would still see it as a sale. 

anonymous asked:

I like whole pet names ideas 😊. What pet names would Suga, Namjoon, and Jackson use.

Oh, 3 guys I know very well! This is a good one! 

Suga: Suga is an introvert, he’s calm and reserved. He doesn’t show a lot of emotion, but he really does care. He wouldn’t call you an endearing name often, but when he does it would be something special. Suga would call you: My love, My heart on extra lovey days and Jagi on the days he was feeling sweet. 

You wake up to Suga staring at you and ask him: “Oppa, what are you doing?” He answers: “I just can’t help, but to watch you sleep, my love.” *Feels cheesy for saying that and makes a face* 

Namjoon: Rapmon makes looking cool and suave effortless. When he’s around you though, he’s the opposite. Kinda quirky and a little bit of a klutz. We also know he’s really intelligent, and he can be caring in small ways, but he’s also stern when needed. He’s also into black culture and slang, as well as making his own. Rap Monster would call you: Bae, mama, Sexy

“Ok, Namjoon, you think you’re all bad, but you’re just a dork.” He looks back at you. “Okay, whatever you say, Sexy.” 

Jackson: Jackson is carefree, funny, friendly, he’s more than likely a hopeless romantic at heart. He can be very cute, but he also knows how to turn up the heat when needed. Honestly, I think he would come up with a ship name and use it to refer to you guys as a couple. lol. Jackson would choose to call you: baby, honey, and whatever ship name he came up with. 

*Jackson coming up with ship names that you think are all lame.* “baby, these are all good names, how can you not like them?” “Jackson, it’s so cheesy.” “Ugh! There’s no pleasing you! Why is this so hard?! LIFE is so hard!” 

I had fun with this one! 

Note: This reaction is done in 3 seperate posts. This one is for Got7. 

JB

He would watch you trying to reach a box on top of your closet. Unfortunatly the chair you were standing on wasn`t very sturdy and in a matter of seconds you were sitting on you butt on the ground. Jaebum would chuckle thinking you were adorable before getting the box for you.

“Next time you should just ask me to get it for you. You`re clumsiness will be the death of you.”

Mark

Honestly I feel like Mark laughs about everything so you should be prepared to hear his laugh everytime you happen to drop something or trip. He`d help you up checking if you were alright while still be in a complete fit of laughter. 

“I seriously can`t leave you alone can I?”

Jackson

*gif* sorry but I had to bring this back

No but seriously he`d find you adorable but would definitely tease you with it. Would probably give overreactions whenever you break something.

Y/n: *breaks a thing*

Jackson: *on his knees, hand dramatically draped over his forehead* “OMG y/n how could you? That was my favorite thing in this whole apartment!”

Y/n: “It was literally just a plate”

Jackson: “You don`t understand! We had a special connection!”

Jinyoung

At a loss of words most of the time. I think he wouldn`t know what to do with you. He`d probably scold you more often than laugh at you, always with a good intention though. He just doesn`t want you to hurt yourself so he`d be very protective.

Jinyoung: “Be careful there y/n, that knife is very sharp”

Y/n: “Okey”

Jinyoung: *watches over your shoulder to make sure you really are careful*

Youngjae

Amused most of the time. This cutie would be giggling whenever something didn`t go quite the way you wanted it to and it or you ends up on the floor somehow. He`d be a gentleman, comforting you even if you didn`t hurt yourself and offer to take you to eat ice cream afterwards. Also gently keeps you close to him when you are outside. 

BamBam

“OMG jagi are you okey?” 

Concerned little puppy here. He`d be watching tv in the livingroom when he suddenly heard rumbling coming from the kitchen. He`d be running into the room seeing you on the ground, kitchen tools scattered around the room. After making sure you`re alright he would lightly scold you for almost giving him a heart attack. 

Yugyeom

His ideal type is someone with a wacky personality so I think a clumsy girl/boyfriend would be perfect for him. No matter when he would be constantly smiling or giggling at you. I also think he wouldn`t be able to hold back his hugging and cute little comments. 

Some Mama Snow with a side of suggested Tinkerhook and early CS. Set at the end of 3x03 just after they picked up Tinkerbell. Inspired by the Snowing song in the musical number but contains no spoilers. Just my headcanons. Unbetad


Hook and Tinkerbell–still weird– lead the way through the jungle, walking almost shoulder to shoulder and talking in low voices. The sight unnerved Emma. It wasn’t hard to guess that those two had history but what kind? It hadn’t escaped Emma’s notice that Hook hadn’t lifted his sword toward the fairy or that he had called her pet names in that frustratingly familiar way he had. There was still so much she didn’t know about him, couldn’t trust about him.

She looked behind her to see Regina following, deep in thought and barely aware of where she went. For some reason the mayor trusted Tinkerbelle to help save Henry and maybe that should be enough. Emma turned back around and caught Hook grinning at the fairy. Her stomach gave a twist and she gritted her teeth against the surge of what she wouldn’t admit was jealousy.

She looked away peering into the jungle and refusing to care who Hook smiled at.

“Hey.”

Emma glanced up to see Mary-Margaret falling into step beside her.

“Hey.”

“You okay?” Her mother’s eyes traveled to Hook and then back at Emma as if she guessed at something. Emma’s defenses flared up, first Regina called him her boyfriend and now Mary-Margaret was giving her that look.

“I’m fine.”

They walked in silence for awhile and Emma could feel the other woman thinking, trying to work out a way to say something. Emma squirmed inside. Her confession on the log the other night had been difficult but it had connected them in a way that reminded Emma of her friend, Mary-Margaret and not her mother, Snow White. She must have felt it too because she had seemed intent on strengthening it; dropping comments and sending Emma glances throughout the day. It was kind of sweet, it was kind of annoying.

“I talked to birds,” Mary-Margaret burst out.

“What?” Emma’s steps faltered and she stared at her before continuing to walk.

Mary-Margaret gave a self-conscience smile. “I know it sounds insane but–“ she shrugged. “It’s one of the few things the Disney movies got right.”

Emma blinked trying to process the information. “Okay. You talked to birds.”

She nodded. “And my horse and sometimes chipmunks.”  Emma felt slow, like she was missing the point entirely.

“Why exactly did you talk to them?”

“Because I had no one else to talk to.”

It was said openly, honestly, without the pain or hostility Emma would have expected. Her brows furrowed.

“It started just after my mother died. I would just tell them everything I was thinking or feeling and they would chirp back and somehow it made things better. When I lived in the woods sometimes I wouldn’t see another person for weeks. The animals kept me sane.” She gave a little laugh. “Or I guess as sane as a woman who talks to animals can be.”

Her voice was bright a small, smile on her face but Emma sensed the pain behind it. Regina coped with sharp barbs and snark, Hook with innuendo and smirks, and these were methods Emma understood and accepted, but to face pain and loneliness with a smile and hope the way her mother did was harder for her to grasp. Mary-Margaret hid behind smiles, so often that Emma sometimes forgot that she was hiding, that she wasn’t as untouched by pain or sorrow as she appeared. Feeling awkward with the revelation Emma used one of her own weapons.

“Okay. Well, I guess as long as you didn’t sing to them it’s not so crazy.”

“Actually–”

“You have got to be kidding me.”

“It was a spell!” Mary-Margaret protested.

“A singing curse? Really?” Emma shook her head and grinned. “And I thought tromping through Neverland with Captain Hook, the Evil Queen, Snow White and Prince Charming was the pinnacle of weird.”

Mary-Margaret chuckled beside her. “Something tells me your life might get much weirder.”

“I sure hope not. This is about all I can handle.”

“No. You can handle much more. You can handle anything.” The faith in her voice made Emma’s throat close up. She hadn’t known how much she needed that little boost of confidence.

Emma smiled her thanks. They fell into a companionable silence that lasted until they reached their camp. And it wasn’t until she was laying down to sleep that Emma found herself wondering just how a singing curse would work. Images of every Disney musical number she had ever watched flashed before her eyes. She would ask Mary-Margret in the morning about it. And it was that thought that followed her into sleep and gave her some very interesting dreams.

Elsie 2017

This was my first Elsie Fest but it won’t be my last. Had an amazing weekend with some wonderful new friends. We went to see Waitress on Friday night and it was phenomenal, Betsy Wolfe has the voice of an angel.

Saturday we had brunch at The Writer’s Room, which is a great little spot on the Upper East Side and then we went to the West Village to walk around a bit. We stopped in The Stonewall for a drink, and as if a sign from above, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream started playing as we entered. We had a good laugh about that REALLY? moment. Saturday night found us back in the West Village for dinner and a drink or two.

Sunday was, of course, the big day. Our group was split, as some of us didn’t have meet and greet. We got into the venue (the non meet and greet people) just in time for Jeremy Jordan’s set. He was wonderful, I was especially enamoured with his rendition of At Last. Lea was Lea, and that’s all I’ll say. Alan Cumming is a gem, perhaps more for his humor than his singing, even.

The man of the day was the final performer, with many special guests. I can’t even properly convey how amazing he was except to say it was a magical experience. His voice has never sounded better. Cough Syrup and Teenage Dream were gorgeous renditions, as were all the other songs he performed, but I have to say, my favorite song of the night was The Day the Dance is Over, as he performed it with a choir and horn section backing him. His duets with Ingrid were very special to me as well. DuckTales to “finish” the set cracked me up, but Darren being Darren, he had to give us one more, and Free Falling was a beautiful tribute to Tom Petty.

I watched the live stream last year and I didn’t get the fuss about being there, but having seen it in person, I get it now. I’m so ridiculously proud to be a Darren Criss fan, the man just exudes this aura of being special and I’m so privileged to get to experience that in person as often as I do. If you have any way of attending this festival, do it. It’s beyond worth it to watch him shine.

5

Aaron Woodruff discusses diversity in the field of paleontology. The short of it is that it is severely lacking and we need to (as a community) work toward increasing diversity, support, and inclusion in our field. He brought a very light humor to his talk, which made it an absolute delight to watch. Conversations such as diversity, racism, sexism, and many more are often very awkward and often ignored. We need to communicate and have productive discussions with the community in order to move forward together. 

We had a special visitor from Miami that was unable to attend the rest of the workshop - Ta-Shana Taylor. I have never been so immediately drawn to someone. It was more than a pleasure to get to talk with her yesterday. She was honest, open, and encouraging. She shared many aspects of her life that are directly relevant to me as a junior scientist. I feel so grateful to have crossed paths with her. 

KDramas, A review

Hi friends, I watch a lot of kdramas so I thought i would review them if anyone was interested in watching some. (These are my opinions plz don’t destroy me)


She Was Pretty

Main girl used to be pretty and knew a fat boi when they were younger. They meet up later in life when she is ugly and he’s hot, so she has her hot bff pretend to be her to meet him. Things get complicated. Love triangles everywhere.

Took like 9 fucking episodes to get main girl to not act like an idiot. Plot line and main girl was kinda annoying. Couldn’t finish it. Decent but not my fave.

Originally posted by koredizivefilmseverler

Chicago Typewriter

The plot alternates between modern day and the 1930s when Korea was colonized by Japan. It follows a group of liberation fighters in the 1930s, and in modern time a famous/grouchy writer, his number one fan and a hot ghost from the past. The modern day group is the reincarnation of the freedom fighter group. Travel through time with them as they discover their past together and how they died.

WOW this one was amazing. Has a lot of literary references, especially with Stephen King. Discusses the nuances of what it means to be a writer. Discusses plagiarism, censorship, mental health and freedom. Has a love triangle, but the love plot isn’t exactly the whole plot of the story. Main girl is kind of a call back to the other characters of the right thing to do and represents many things throughout the show. A must watch.

Originally posted by ohdongu


Weightlifting Fairy

YAS QUEEN! A girl struggles with society’s ideals of what makes a woman beautiful, her career as a weightlifter, and a one-sided love affair. REALLY REALLY cute romance. A very healthy romantic relationship. A must watch. SO CUTE. SO GOOD. WATCH IT.

Originally posted by shakiraorietha


The Man in our House

Vastly underrated. Main gurl comes home after her mother dies to find a dude younger than her saying he was married to her mom and owns the house/property. She must figure out his intentions. Cute story about redemption, grief, supporting loved ones and romance. Has action moments, romance and legal elements.

Originally posted by sleepingtide


Kill Me, Heal Me

A man struggling with dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder) tries to keep his mental health struggles a secret and meets a cute/smart Lady who happens to be a psychiatrist and has her help him. The history between these characters and personalities are more complex than any of them can imagine.

OMG this drama gave me so many feels. It made me laugh out loud and cry for days. It talks about mental health in a beautiful and intelligent way. All the little things in this drama matter and come back later on. Mystery, mental health, family, and love are the major themes of this one. A MUST WATCH.

Originally posted by 810118


Fight My Way

A group of four friends slowly realize that they haven’t fought hard enough to realize their dreams, and work towards their life goals even though they are older now. Inspirational and cute. Some moments are a little annoying but a solid ok drama.

Originally posted by changru


You’re All Surrounded

Follows a group of detectives solving an old case that has to do with one of the detective’s dark childhood (mom got murdered in front of him). Great. Unpredictable in the best way. Keeps you on your toes. Cute romance. (The main girl is homeless???) but it’s chill. Would watch again. A solid drama. Crime thriller, romance, melodrama.

Originally posted by k-is-for-korea


Hyde Jekyll, Me

Another dissociative identity disorder one. Kill me heal me is better. A rich Boi was traumatized as a kid and has DID. A cute GURL falls in love with one of his personalities. Mystery, romance and such. I’d give it a 5 out of 10. I did cry.

Originally posted by jinwow01


Bromance

(Taiwanese) Dear baby Jesus this one was so cheesy and awful but I LOVE IT. Gender bender. Gurl has to pretend to be a boi and falls in love with her friend-bro (a rich BOI). But rich Boi isn’t a jerk in this one (surprising right? His fam is nice too). The side character plot story is REALLY REALLY good. Like they should have been their own show. Bff of rich boi falls in love with a girl with cancer in remission, you can see where this is going… Gender bender, cute, so cheesy that you’ll laugh, gets you with the feels, romance.


Absolute Boyfriend

(Taiwanese) HOLY HELL THIS ONE IS BAD. Like so bad. Gurl makes a robot boyfriend as a joke but ends up actually receiving the robot boyfriend. Neighbor boi is in love with her. She has to hide the fact that robot boyfriend is a robot. It’s bad fam. I still cried at the end though. If you’re looking for a gawd awful drama to watch to make you laugh at how bad it is, watch this one… but also I did cry…

Originally posted by youmakemefeelgiddy


Coffee Prince

Oh man. Genderbender. Poor Gurl pretends to be a boi to get jobs that pay better (I feel you gurl), ends up working with a rich BOI in an all-male coffee shop. Rich BOI falls in love with male her and has a panic attack. Lots of love triangles. The beginning is slow, but worth it to get to the good stuff. Cheesy but really enjoyed this one. SOBBED LIKE A BABY at one point. Worth it watching.

(did i mention the main boi is in goblin??)

Originally posted by randomkoreandramaquotes


Secret Garden

Jerky rich Boi and stunt woman Gurl switch bodies. Gurl is a badass bitch I love her. Takes a while to get to the main plot. Love triangles (what drama doesn’t have one). A solid drama. Cute.

Originally posted by arsenicandglamour


Descendants of the Sun

OMG SO SO SO GOOD. My absolute favorite!!! Doctor Lady and Special operations military Boi fall in love. Often separated b/c of their jobs. Both end up in a (fictional) war-torn place called Erk. Very seriously discusses what it means to be/the morality of a soldier and a doctor. CRIED SO HARD OMG. This drama will change your life. Really well made, writing was amazing. OST is amazing! One of those dramas where the little things come back later on. Everything has purpose and meaning. The two main characters got married in real life!!! 10/10. SO good.

(the main boi legit broke his arm during filming)

Originally posted by min-hom


Boys over Flowers

Why has everyone seen this one? This is a trash can disguised as a drama. Cheesy, stupid plots, poor communication between the characters that makes you want to scream at them. Yet I couldn’t stop watching it??

Four rich BOIs are the rich SKOOL hot bullies. Poor Gurl comes and ~changes everything~. Leader of the Bois is a jerk-face and of course they fall in love. Love triangles of course. A trash can. An actual trash can. Strangely really long. You must have will power to make it to the end. Watch it, it is a rite of passage.

Originally posted by dreameri-in-a-unrealistic-world


To the Beautiful You

Korean Hana Kimi for those familiar with the books. Doesn’t follow the books super well but still really good. (So much better than the mess that was the Japanese and Taiwanese versions). It’s really cute and lovely just like the books. Min Ho from Shinee is Sano. He’s a cutie.

Gurl pretends to be a boi and goes to an all bois (college I think? might be high school) to meet her high jumping idol. They end up being roommates and then good friends (and maybe more????). Love triangles. The real OG genderbender. Gay panics. Gay acceptance. An aloof doctor. A cute dog. One of my faves. Plz watch.

Originally posted by chimx2-taex2


You’re Beautiful

Both the Taiwanese and the Korean versions are literally the same scene for scene line for line so just pick one. Gender bender, love triangles. A nun (yes a fucking NUN) Gurl has to pretend to be her twin brother in a band with 3 bois. Can she keep her secret? Will she fall in love with the jerk leader boi and not the other nice boi? Watch to find out. Not the best. Cheesy. Watch if you have nothing else to do or want to laugh at something. Entertaining though.

Originally posted by asian-stuffs


Moon River

I had such high hopes for this one but it was more of a trash can than Boys over Flowers. Basically the same plot as Boys over Flowers. SO SO BAD. A few redeeming scenes. Not even bad in the way that it’s funny to watch, just bad. Don’t waste your time. I couldn’t even finish this one. 3/10 don’t watch.

Originally posted by irrational-obsessions-gottcha78


Crossing Hero

(Taiwanese) I had a Jiro Wang phase and he directed this one. It’s quirky and cheesy and terrible but I love it. Main boi travels through time to modern day. The two side heroes follow after him into modern day and don’t know how to cope with modern day. The squad gets involved with a reporter and a detective and solve a ~huge~ crime plot. Jiro, our main BOI, just stops showing up in his own drama like halfway through it?? and the side characters become the main characters, which is weird but fine b/c they’re cool.

Horrendously cheesy. Weird. But still good, especially once Jiro stops showing up. Wouldn’t put it anywhere near the top of the To Watch List though. Watch it if you want something totally out of the ordinary.

Originally posted by literallyadramaqueen


Oh my Ghostess!

A young virgin ghost possess the body of an extremely shy chef girl to try to bang the head chef and go to Nirvana. The main Gurl getting possessed can actually see ghosts so things get complicated. What happens when main Gurl and main ghost gurl both get the feels for head chef? Will ghost gurl figure out how she died?

Has mystery/crime thriller, spoopy/supernatural, sweet, romance, family, grief and friendship element/themes. Thought this one would be bad but was really surprised at how good it was. Solid drama.

Originally posted by ramenandsoju


Bring it on Ghost! / Let’s Fight Ghost!

A friend-less boi can see ghosts and fights off ghosts for people for money. Meets a cute high schooler ghost that ends up helping him. Gains two weird ghost obsessed friends (against his will). Will the budding romance between a living boi and a cute ghost gurl ever work out?

Originally posted by elleacloud


Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

YAS QUEEN! A gurl born with super strength is wary of losing her powers and hides them. A serial kidnapper/killer with a creepy baby mask. Crime and mystery drama. A really cute drama. A sweet romance, funny mixed with some sad, decently feministic drama. Great. Watch it.

Originally posted by denose


Suspicious Partner

A lawyer gurl is framed for murdering her ex. A cute prosecutor is caught between doing what is right and trying to not get fired. An unlikely alliance/romance between two people who understand how it feels to be cheated on. Discussion about when the justice system fails, at what point and extent should you take matters into your own hands. Crime thriller, mystery, revenge, law and justice, heartbreak, romance and forgiveness.This one is full of twists and turns. Really good one! Watch it!

Originally posted by kdramastuff

ok fam, that’s all of my reviews! Thanks for reading!!!

What Minho means to me as a queer person

Before I start this post, I want to say a huge thank you to Leah @kibumy, a dear friend who listened and encouraged me to share this. I also would like to put out a TW for frequent reclaimed use of the word queer.

I also want to make it clear that everything in this post is purely speculative, and in no way am I suggesting that I am definitely correct or that I am an authority on the matter. The best expert on Minho’s sexuality is Minho himself, and therefore this post is purely speculative and not an absolute statement. This is, instead, a personal opinion on why I, a queer person, resonate with Minho and believe that he is queer.

I first would like to discuss the topic of queer admiration. This is the phenomena in which a queer person who has not come to terms with/realized their sexuality dismisses the feelings they feel towards someone of the same gender as merely admiration, when it is in fact a crush. There is a fine distinction between “admiring someone” versus “having a crush but not knowing how to justify or name this often startling new feeling and thereby dismissing it as a deep admiration.” I myself have experienced this many times, and it was only after I came to terms with my bisexuality that I looked back and realized, oh my god, that was a crush. This is a common motif among those who used to repress their sexuality and have since comes to terms with it. This point is going to come up a lot in this discussion, and it is going to get long; for that I apologize. In my opinion, Minho’s “admiration” for a great many men often crosses that line and enters into crush territory.

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BTS Suga Scenario: They Like to Spoil You

Hey guys! I meant to post this yesterday but I had some stuff to do so it didn’t end up happening. I’ll post this now and then try to post some more stuff later on tonight. As always, if there’s anything that you want to see then please feel free to send me a request! I love writing what you guys want to see! Now then, lets get into this, shall we?

Scenario:

     @sweetteeth22:  can I get a scenario of bts members spoiling you with expensive clothes or makeups or spending a lot on dates for you? thank you 😊😊

Just like the other scenarios, it’s your birthday in this particular set of scenarios.


     You woke up a while before Yoongi did, getting up to get yourself a drink. Today was your birthday but you weren’t entirely sure that Yoongi remembered. He had worked super late last night and came in long after you had gone to bed. He didn’t even eat the dinner you left for him last night so he must have been really tired. You don’t really care all that much that he might not remember what today is. He has the day off and you just want him to relax. He’s been working really late for the past few weeks.
     "Good morning, Jagi,“ Yoongi’s sleepy voice comes from behind you, surprising you a little. It’s still pretty early so you’re surprised that he’s awake.
Yoongi makes himself from coffee and sits next to you on the couch, pressing a kiss to your temple. He’s mostly silent for a while as you wait for the coffee to kick in and for Yoongi to feel more awake. He can be easily annoyed before he’s fully awake. After a while, his arm goes around your waist and tucks you into his side. You lay your head on his shoulder.
     "We should get ready to go soon,” Yoongi’s lips press to the top of your head, his words slightly muffled.
     "Go?“ Your tone is surprised,” Go where?“
     "It’s my Jagi’s birthday. There’s no way we can just stay home,” You can hear the gummy smile in Yoongi’s voice.
     "I wasn’t sure that you would remember,“ You admit guiltily. He shrugs, moving your head a little.
     "I may forget a lot of things sometimes, but I couldn’t forget your birthday. What kind of a boyfriend would I be?” Yoongi stands and offers his hand,“ Let’s get ready to go.”
     Once you’re both dressed, Yoongi takes you out to go shopping, letting you buy whatever you want. Sometimes, you look at the price and try to discreetly put it back but Yoongi would stop you, saying that if you want it, you can have it. After you were done shopping and loading the bags into the car, Yoongi would drive you both home.
     "I know that it would be more traditional for me to take you to a nice restaurant for your birthday but would it be okay if I just cooked instead?“ Yoongi’s expression is almost shy as he asks this,” I just want a quiet night in with my Jagi, if that’s okay?“
     "Absolutely!” You can’t help but smile at him. Yoongi doesn’t get to cook for you that often since he works a lot so you can’t help but feel special.
Yoongi spends a while cooking while you put away your new stuff. Dinner isn’t fancy but it’s really good and it makes you smile. As the two of you sit down to watch a movie, Yoongi hands you a box. Inside is a simple but very pretty necklace that definitely looks like it was worth a decent amount of money.
     "It’s not much but I didn’t think you would want something too flashy,“ Yoongi chews on his bottom lip, searching your expression to see if he made the right call. You lean forward and kiss him, letting the kiss speak for itself.


Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed! Please feel free to send me any requests you might have!

Autistic Eighth Doctor

I said I wanted to explain why I headcanon the Eighth Doctor as autistic, so here´s my text:

The Doctor in general brakes the rules of social structures every minute. He escaped his own planet´s conventions and leads an autonomous life, following his own morality and decisions.

He is considered rude and disrespectful by many people but I don´t see him like that. I see him as someone who doesn´t mean to disregard other´s feelings. He just does it by accident,  because he was not paying attention or because he simply didn´t recognize that he offended a person.

Now, the Eighth Doctor shows less or different autistic traits than for example the Twelfth, but he still shows enough to make me headcanon him as non-allistic.

He is a bouncy space potato (thanks petramarwood for that), he has no sense for most social conventions or for things as personal space. In many Big Finish stories Charley points out that he keeps forgetting his manners (like introducing himself). This is obviously not because the Doctor is rude. It´s often because he has „more important“ stuff to do: things to investigate, pursue his special interests and meddle with everything.

On top of that, he experiences feelings differently than other people do.He can´t grasp the fine lines between concepts like love and friendship. A kiss is not always romantic to him, he also sees it as a simple sign of affection when he´s happy.

The Eighth Doctor is also a great poetry-lover. He often loves the company of books more than the company of people. He enjoys the structures of language, he can spent literally years doing research in his library. His way of talking is often very poetic but he still has a logic structure of thinking. He´s smart, fast, hyperactive and soft but can be direct and determined and sometimes even downright mean under stress.

But he still loves being around others. He craves friendship and even love, he just can´t express it properly all the time.

Now to things that we don´t actually see/ hear in the show and are completely only hc:

The Eighth Doctor loves touching soft fabrics like velvet, that´s why he chose his coat.

He doesn´t understand that kissing is usually seen as romantic, he loves kissing people because it´s like a hug for him and he likes the softness and the intimacy. He doesn´t know why everyone gets confused by him.

Despite his love for parties and crowds he can´t process all the noises and people and has to recover in the Tardis from time to time.

He loves animals because they are fluffy and don´t judge him. Even when they try to kill him.

The shoes Grace gave him felt like magic because it´s SO HARD for him to actually find comfortable shoes on the first go.

Steampunk is one of his special interests. I mean, look at his console room!

He often misses when his companions are upset and doesn´t react to it.

He loves company, though.

He learned many „social acceptable“ behaviours by watching his comapanions and imitating them.

He actually very empathic, he just can´t always show it.

He experiences feelings 100 times more intense than average gallifreyans would.


Disclaimer: This is a headcanon. It is merely my interpretation of the character and I´m not saying that he is canonically autistic. I´d just like to imagine he is.

Introducing Milky Quartz! She’s a Gemsona idea I got from a dream.

Very different from the average Quartz, Milky Quartz are very small and a little fragile, appearing almost indistinguishable from a human infant. They can’t speak, and have the minds of children, thus requiring other Gems to watch them to ensure they don’t get into trouble. However, Milky Quartz are not entirely helpless, and often, the trouble that they get in is at the expense of other people. Children can be very cruel.

What makes Milky Quartz so special and valuable is their main means of defense: they can calcify whatever is within 5 meters of them. Some MQ have an even longer range. This calcification wave essentially turns anything to stone; trapping the light form of a Gem inside of a nearly unbreakable shell and completely dooming any organic lifeform unfortunate enough to get hit with it. Thankfully, this a painless process…but the mental effects it can have a Gem can be severe, as it takes a while for the shell to break.

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