i won in the first week

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I can’t draw flowers. Cheers to Goku and Chi-Chi’s long, happy marriage 🍾🥂💙 …tho I pray just putting this up won’t cause any needless commotion. I ain’t here for repeats of that. ’S'why I don’t bother posting these two together anymore anyway. (This was done like, last year actually… part of a DBZ art meme. But it never really got posted till now, huh? (at least on my terms anyway on my blog))

The first image was also featured as a thumbnail on Geekdom101’s video here: https://youtu.be/Ayo7SQZoq5c and used for the GoChi Week (March 12-17th 2016) Banner~ (cuz well… I had something beforehand)

I’m here. I am here now and tomorrow and next week and next month and forever. I am not leaving. I will not let you deal with this alone, I won’t let you feel this alone. You have me now and forever. If you need to talk, I’m here. If you need a shoulder to cry on, I am here. If you need someone to kiss your forehead or hold you until the sun comes up or someone to scream at, just to let it all out, I am here. I don’t care how hard you try, you can not push me away. I will not let you self destruct. I love you too much to let you ruin the masterpiece you’ve created out of yourself. You can tell me that you’re unworthy of being loved, you can tell me you’re broken. You can tell me every awful thing you feel and you can tell me all about how much you hate the person you are. But it will never change the truth. It will never change what I’ve come to learn about you. You are so much more.
—  What I need to hear//An excerpt from a book I’ll never write #10

There’s a list of reasons as long as my arm as to why a Rebecca pregnancy storyline would be terrible. I mean, on the surface it would be boring, lazy, predictable writing, and it’s a storyline that has been done 24884849491 times before across all soaps. Not to mention the fact that, with this couple and these two characters, it was simply not needed.

Of course, at this stage, nothing is confirmed. So while quite a few of us are preparing for the worst, of course I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it won’t actually happen.

But if it does happen, here is the reason why I’d be most upset about it (aside from the reasons I stated at the start of this post!!!).

Robert cheating on Aaron just three weeks after they got married is hideous in the first place. It was horrible for bi representation and just horrible and unnecessary in the first place.

But I also think if Emmerdale do make Rebecca pregnant, this would also be completely awful for bi rep, and here’s why.

I really hope I can articulate what I want to say here, so I’m going to try my best. 

So we have Aaron who, from the start, has been pretty biphobic from time to time. Now, we could argue that his comments towards Robert now and then aren’t really about Robert being bi, but about Robert having form as a cheat combined with Aaron’s insecurities, but that’s another argument all together. There’s no denying that some of the things Aaron has said to Robert, on more than one occasion, aren’t okay, and definitely scream of biphobia.

Now, for the most part, I would say Aaron has tried to understand his partner. I think he was (is?) just…..uneducated?? I don’t know. I do think a lot of Aaron’s issues with Robert being bi is more about Aaron himself than Robert’s sexuality. But the bottom line is, for Aaron, he was so threatened by Rebecca. He was so scared that she could offer Robert something he couldn’t. (and this is another reason why I’m so pissed off that, of all the women in the village/world, Robert had to sleep with her.)

Okay I’m kinda getting off track a bit here. What I’m trying to say is, Aaron is only interested in men, and Robert is interested in men and women. BUT Aaron is the love of Robert’s life. He has never loved anybody the way he loves Aaron. I truly believe that they can be blissfully happy together for the rest of their lives. I honestly believe that Robert wouldn’t ever be tempted to stray, not by a man or a woman. I honestly believe that Aaron is enough, and we had months and many conversations where Robert really stressed that fact.

Two men, living happily ever after. They can get married, and do all of the things a male/female couple can do. They can even have children nowadays, through adoption or surrogacy!

HOWEVER.

They cannot make a baby, biologically, together. Of course any child they would raise together would be theirs equally, biological or not. It would still be their son or daughter if they adopted or had a surrogate. They would still be parents and the child would still be theirs in every way that truly matters. 

But the one thing Aaron can’t physically “give” Robert is a baby. He can give him love, marriage, sex, a home…..but he cannot physically bear Robert’s child. They cannot “make” a baby together.

And this is what fucking pisses me off.

Because if, IF Emmerdale DO go there…….it’s like them saying; 

“look, two men can be together, they can be in love and married and they can have everything…..BUT LOOK! they can’t make a baby together the traditional way! and oohh, one of the men happens to be bisexual…..he digs women too…..so let’s have him fuck a woman, get her pregnant, and have her give him the one thing his husband cannot. you need a man and a woman to make a baby!!1!! so let’s have them make a baby!!!!!!! and let’s have his insecure, paranoid husband’s fears justified!!! let’s “justify” his biphobia!! because being in love and married won’t be enough!!! not when there could be sperm and a womb and a man and a woman and a BABY!!!!”

It would be like a massive, giant FUCK YOU not only to Aaron, not only to any real life person in Aaron’s position, but for any bisexual who is in love with somebody of the same sex. Because it’s almost like saying “you can have so so much, but you can’t quite have everything, can you?” which is….fucking BULLSHIT because yES YOU CAN. You can still have children. You can still have a family. You can still be parents, even though you can’t just randomly have unprotected sex and make a baby - planned or not. You can still have everything that truly counts. With same sex couples it actually takes more effort to have children, which proves their desire and need to be parents, and the child is so appreciated at the end of it. 

But it’s like a big fat reminder that it can’t be easy for a same sex couple to have kids. Like, they can’t just decide one day they want a baby and then make love and make a baby. There are things they have to go through, steps that need to be taken (and I’m not being naive, I know that there are plenty of m/f couples who can’t naturally have children, I know that it isn’t easy for everyone to conceive and that’s not me saying that at ALL just in case anyone misinterprets what I’ve said. but bottom line is, two men or two women can’t have sex and make a baby. that’s the point I’m making) - it can be a really long process for a same sex couple to get a child.

So I feel like….to have these two characters; a bisexual character who has struggled with his sexuality for half his life, and a gay character who has been shown to not always understand bisexuality, to then have the bi character cheat and make a baby with somebody else is just……I think it’s so horrible, and nasty, and offensive.

And maybe I’m thinking about this too much, because kids are important to me. But I just find it horribly insensitive. I feel like it’s pushing the narrative that, in a relationship between a gay man and a bi man, the gay man will never be enough for his partner because he can’t give him a baby in the “traditional” way. And therefore it’s almost justifying the gay man’s insecurities about his partner’s sexuality to the viewer; making the viewer think “aww see, this is why he was worried. because look what a woman can give him that a man can’t.” (which….isn’t actually true, as I said above, because same sex couples can have kids)

I’ve always loved kids and enjoyed baby storylines and even enjoyed a good Who’s the Daddy? storyline, as cheap and cheesy as they can be.

But in a situation like this it just feels….nasty. Not cheap and cheerful, but cheap and nasty. I find it offensive to both characters. 

I don’t know if I’ve put my point across properly and I hope people understand what I’m trying to say. But it’s just something that leaves a nasty taste in my mouth, even just thinking about it. It’s probably the reason I hate most about the idea of this actually happening, because I find it deeply offensive. 

because, intentionally or not (and even if this does happen, I don’t believe Emmerdale would’ve actually meant to cause offence), I do believe it’s pushing the narrative that a same sex couple can never quite be complete, and that ultimately a man and woman are needed to make new life.

and I really really don’t like or agree with that. at all.

anonymous asked:

When you first heard the song What's The Use Of Feeling Blue (SU of course), did you hear that phrase as "What's the use of feeling blue?" or "What's the use of feeling, Blue?". I ask because I just recently started listening to two covers of the song (don't like the original), and that phrase always got me thinking. - ♪ Somebody that you used to know ♪ (lol jk it's S.S.~ I know you're probably tired of me, but this REALLY got me curious <:3 Won't bother you the rest of the week. Promise~)

[I could never get sick of hearing from you SS >8Y I like questions like this]

Funnily enough, I actually heard BOTH. The FIRST time I heard the line in-song, I heard What’s the use of feeling, Blue? but then I realized it was a clever double entendre in the cleanest way possible of course.

And so my  adventure begins…

I found this really well-reviewed hair dye on amazon that’s half the price and longer-lasting than the stuff at the store 🤗

it’s a few more days to wait (and I won’t get to dye until after break is over) but it sounds like it’s worth it!

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One by one, black New England Patriots players are refusing to visit Donald Trump’s White House

  • It’s tradition for the team who wins the Super Bowl to visit the White House after their victory. 
  • But at least two members of the New England Patriots are turning down the invitation this year because of Trump.
  • “I’m not going to the White House,” the Patriots’ Devin McCourty told Time in a text message Monday. “Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.”
  • McCourty joined tight end Martellus Bennett, who confirmed on Sunday that he also would not make the White House trip, after first announcing his decision to skip it the week prior. Read more

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The true meaning behind Yuri on Ice?

Okay, I know there’s been dozens of posts with that title in the recent weeks, but in this one I won’t be analyzing the anime and explaining the meaning of the title to the show itself.

I will be analyzing the title itself.

Because only recently I realized something regarding its Japanese meaning.

You see, in Japanese, it’s pronounced Yuuri on aisu.

Aisu being, of course Ice. The title, at first glance, appears like many ice dancing events titled “___ on Ice”. But is that all it is?

Well, no, of course not.

Because you know what Aisu (the homophone to ice) means in Japanese?

It’s a verb meaning “to love”.

Many people have said that Yuri on Ice (the song) is a piece about Yuuri’s love, and it’s true, but the fact is that it was always there in the title - subtle, but explicit.

Yuri on Ice, the musical piece and Yuri on Ice, the anime are both about two things, both things clear from the name itself - about Yuuri’s figure skating career and about his love. The title itself defines the entire theme of the show and the theme of Yuuri’s programs. No wonder, since it literally means “to love”.

All of this has been stated multiple times before, but here is the proof of the title’s ambiguity, of the double entendre that many western viewers wouldn’t have understood. I highly doubt it is coincidental - hardly anything is in this show. In Yuri on Ice, every little detail is there for a reason. This must be another example.

So, that’s literally what the title is.

Yuri on his love.

DISCLAIMER: This post is just a theory on a potential hidden meaning and I am not saying that this is the only possible interpretation. I have also asked several Japanese people and they told me the word “aisu” is indeed correct and that all of this is a valid assumption. It’s not just me making baseless statements. Thank you, I hope that makes things clearer.

So, now that Yuuri and Victor are about to travel to my home country - Spain - to compete in the Grand Prix Final, I think it’s time that I talk to you guys about one of the most interesting skaters this show has led me to discover (as recommended to me by the wonderful @danuuss​): Spanish skater Javier Fernández.

Honestly, I don’t know how I haven’t seen a single post about him yet. He’s the current male ice skating world champion, won silver at the last Grand Prix Final, and has placed first at both the Rostelecom Cup and the Trophée de France this year, barely three weeks ago. Plus, he trained alongside Yuzuru Hanyu in Toronto and they are very close friends. Case and point:

(Don’t misinterpret this though, Javier’s in a relationship with skater Miki Ando :P)

But enough about Yuzuru, I’ll just let Javier speak for himself. The following is his free program from last year’s World Championship (which he won). Out of all the videos in this post, I think this one is honestly my favourite - I could watch it forever, the music is fantastic and his performance is near perfect.

Okay, so you watch this and you think “Pretty suave”, right? Well, here’s the thing: Javier Fernandez is literally the most Spanish athlete I have ever seen. And by that I mean that he always finds the time to make a joke. Without further ado, his performance for the 2014 Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony.

Literally the most Spanish thing ever s2g. 

For those you who are interested, I’ll also include his programs from this year. I like his free program best to be honest, but the way he gets super into his short program is just amazing to watch.

Short program (I really like the commentary in this one):

Free program:

I’ll leave it there because I really don’t want this to turn into a super long post, but I hope you enjoyed getting to know one of the top skaters in the world! I get the feeling that in this fandom we tend to be really focused on just a handful of skaters, and I think we should definitely broaden our horizons a little more and get to know other skaters as well, especially those from our own countries!

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Day 1- Firsts

For Genyatta week! I probably won’t be able to do much for it, but I drew this in advance because it’s something I think about a lot.

Genji originally being a playboy and, I can imagine, a heartbreaker, along with what must have been a pretty radical shift after what happened to him… I like thinking a lot of his confusion, his realizations when he finds peace and comfort with Zenyatta.

Maybe this is the first time he’s thought about the long run?

Maybe this is the first time he thought it could actually happen, now that he’s broken free of the Shimada clan and accepted his past? Who knows! Also, I just really like him pining in this way. :b

[commission info]

  • me: this week's episode of Yuri on Ice probably won't be too PDA heavy, it's gonna be focusing on the nationals and all, it's probably just gonna be a skating episode
  • Victor: *hugs Yuuri from behind*
  • Victor: *tells Yuuri to seduce him with his routine*
  • Victor: *physically applies Yuuri's lipbalm for him and then hugs him again while Yuuri returns the hug*
  • Yuuri: *strives to impress Victor to stop him from leaving as his coach*
  • Yuuri: Victor is the first person I've ever wanted to hold on to.
  • Yuuri: I don't really have a name for that emotion but I have decided to call it love.
  • me: what the shit what the actual shit goodbye I am dead I have expired how the fuck did this happen
How Sony deals with fandoms

I’ve been to an international in-house PR summit hosted by one of my clients this week and nearly fell off my chair when one of the guest speakers was a VERY important person from Sony Music Entertainment. Let’s call him John. I won’t disclose his function and real name because I don’t want to reveal where I was, but based on his title he definitely knows what he‘s saying and has a lot of industry experience.

His speech was mainly  about how to engage with a variety of different target audiences. Of bloody course one of the first slides he showed was a picture of 1D engaging with fans which was supposed to drive the point home that there are some audiences who are more passionate about a brand than others.He mentioned then that he’s worked with 1D on their albums which drove me into a bit of a freeze.

Because I’m embarrassing, I recorded parts of his speech on my phone and wrote the most important things down to share some interesting insights he gave about how Sony manages their artists’ target audiences, crafts their artists’ social media actions and deals with the fact that at the end of the day they always need to get people to buy music.

 

HOW DOES SONY UNDERSTAND AND MONITOR AUDIENCES (like fandoms for instance)?

According to John, they have their very own data-driven digital tool that helps them identify and manage different target groups for an artist (it’s not perfected yet but has been rolled out a lot of countries, I think he said 50?) and see where there might be connections to other artists, who the influencers are, what the specific target groups are or will be interested in and to identify collaboration opportunities.

Target groups are being split into four categories: Fanatics, enthusiasts, casuals, indifferents. These segments are being broken down into even smaller groups defined by age, genre preference, gender and country. They found that the older you get, the less likely you’ll be a fanatic or enthusiast.

How does Sony find this stuff out? Well, they survey polled music audiences of every age in a way that covers either nationally representatives or represent one of the major top tier cities. People shared their music preferences, consumption habits, lifestyle, media habits etc. Sony gathered all that information, analysed the insights and created their own audience understanding tool.

According to John, that way everyone at Sony has access to an interactive map of the world of Sony that looks into segmentations and audiences for every artist while being searchable in a number of different ways. The tool is pulling from real data, but they are also adding to that „with things like analytics of platforms like Spotify where we are able to gather lots of informations about user behaviours and reference that against things that we do“.

 

HOW SONY STRATEGICALLY SHAPES PR STORIES

John gave the example of Snoop Doggy Dog who had launched a new album (song? Idk) around that time: „There was a week-long debate in parliament around the legalization of Marihuana, so we just jumped on this conversation and did lots of social marketing around Snoop with his rolling papers and his spliffs… so maybe that’s bad taste, I’ll allow you to judge that for yourselves. The point is though that you are also marketing into a wider cultural context. [You need] an understanding how that works and where you can have a conversation that is seamless and not fake, genuineness is quite important.

“The way you can get people to connect is: You’ve got a lot of stuff that you want to say. Start under the assumption that people actually don’t give a shit about 95 percent of it. And then see which are the bits that might overlap. This is where the understanding of the audience really comes into its own. It forces us to think before we jump to execution. The quest for relevance is vitally important.”

Why are people to connect with a brand/band though? John thinks this is one of the most underused questions when planning an approach. Why is it that they do specific things? He gave an example: „We would normally take a record to radio because we always believe that radio is the thing that breaks the record. But if my core audience, my phase one audience – the people that are gonna give that band its first lift – are on Spotify, what am I doing on radio??“


ENGAGEMENT AROUND ARTIST IS KEY

„The thing is that you don’t start with a conversation around a product. The consumption of the product is the end point of a journey where you built an engagement and a fan. So again, for us that means that when we sit down and do our plan around our next Robbie Williams album, we start with „How are we gonna maximize the engagement around Robbie Williams“? because that will then sell us albums. Not „Okay, we’ll be releasing in a week in November, eight weeks out we need to be here, here and here“. So we’re not doing product launches anymore unless [it is suitable for the target demographic]. We have to built a tension and an engagement around an artist.“

 

ABOUT THEIR ARTISTS‘ SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS

„We run most of our artists social media channels or at least their official  pages, so we are involved in all of those conversations.“


Shocking, I know.

Based on the situation we face in this fandom,with this band, feel free to draw your own conclusions about what this information means.

HERE ARE MY KEY TAKEAWAYS:

1.       It’s not news at all, but the existence of their own audience understandig tool confirms it: the 1D fandom is being monitored, segmented and analyzed. Sony’s strategies are tightly tied to that fact. Collaborations or artist interactions such as Louis/James Arthur or One Direction/ Little Mix are most likely the result of a data-driven analysis of whose fan groups are similar and whose are likely to be open towards that particular other artist too.

2.       Again no news, but the example of Snoop Doggy Dog shows that there are strategies behind even the most random photos. Often placements of specific pictures or stories serve a wider purpose. Hello pap walks, hello b**ygate, hello Louis Twitter, hello Liam visibly being linked to L.A.‘s cool singer/songwriter crowd before his first album drop.  

3.       The decision to not promote Louis‘ song could very well have been a logical outcome of the team asking themselves the question „Why?“: Why should we promote his song with huge effort when we KNOW his own fans are going to do it passionately, especially if they think  we don’t give a shit? Why not playing that game in order to make them promo it the hardest way they can?“ Why indeed??

4.       One Direction is a huge deal for Sony. John was talking about a lot of bands during his speech but whenever he was talking about major acts, he always listed One Direction amongst them (along with gems like Beyonce, David Bowie, Adele). He name-dropped them at least 5 -6 times in a 60 minute speech. He really didn’t have to because the audience was in no way whatsoever a target audience. So yes, they clearly have been and are a very huge deal for them.

5.       The part about social media? Well :))))))

Before Mystic Messenger
  • Me: I don't believe in love at first sight.
  • Me: And it's a lie people can fall in love in the course of a week.
  • Me: It won't ever happen to me.
  • RFA: *barges in through door*
  • V: *avoids the wall and gets there*
  • Saeran: *climbs through the window*
  • Vanderwood: *arrives from Narnia*
  • Me: ...
  • Me: well fUCK
{PART 15} I Won’t Stop You // Jeon Jungkook, Vampire!AU

Originally posted by jengkook

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Genre: Vampire!AU, Fantasy, Angst, Smut

Summary; Jungkook decides to unleash the truth that he has kept locked inside his Pandora’s box. But you open up to him first; revealing something far worse than anything Jungkook could have ever imagined.

I update this series every Tuesday evening, 9pm-10pm (UK Time)

{Part 1} //{Part 14} {Part 15} {Part 16}

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    Do you know what’s something Taylor’s done in her songwriting that I really enjoy and would like to see more of?

    Bookending songs. Ending songs with the same lyric she started with.

    ‘You said the way my blue eyes shined put those Georgia stars to shame that night, I said that’s a lie’

    'Drew looks at me I fake a smile so he won’t see’

    'We were both young when I first saw you’

    'Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors’

    'Loving him was like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street’

    You could even argue I Almost Do despite the changing lyric. 'I bet this time of night you’re still up, I bet you’re tired from a long hard week, I bet you’re sitting in your chair by the window looking out at the city and I bet/hope sometimes you wonder bout me’

    Anyway it’s underrated and needs more attention

    • Yuri: I lost a lot of weight in just weeks, and got engaged to my Idol.
    • Victor: I won five gold medals straight, and I have a pole dancing boyfriend.
    • Yurio: I won gold in my first senior debut, and I have Otabek atlin as a boyfriend, Viktuuri as parents.
    • Minako: my crush winked at me.
    • Chris: I went from no one, to everyone's daddy.
    • Phitchit: I have a lot of Victuuri's sex videos.
    • Yakov: I coached two Russian legends
    • Makkachin: I have two hot men wrapped around my paws.
    • Me: i have crippling depression. :))))))
    {PART 12} I Won’t Stop You (M) // Jeon Jungkook, Vampire!AU

    Originally posted by jengkook

    Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

    Genre: Vampire!AU, Fantasy, Angst, Smut

    Summary; After the best and worst day of your life to date, you find yourself back at Jungkook’s Manor. You hope your first night there will be a quiet and uneventful one; but Jungkook has other ideas in mind.

    I update this series every Tuesday evening, 9pm-10pm (UK Time)

    Warning: This chapter contains scenes of a sexual nature.

    {Part 1}// {Part 11} {Part 12} {Part 13}

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    did this for an art trade with a lovely person on twitter a few days a ago! I think this was actually my first time drawing AsaNoya and I had a blast doing it. 


    (( NOTE: I think I won’t be that active the next weeks concerning art and drawing because school is keeping me super busy atm but I will upload smth for christmas!! ))