Chuck and Penelope like to play a lot of fun bitey games with each other! This is a good time for them, but it can be startling to a silly human like myself. How does one tell between fun bitey game time and actual aggression between dogs?
I’m not an expert aaaaaat aaaall – but some big clues that it’s play vs. something more intense:
loose, floppy body language (which is possible even when it’s rough and there’s bared teeth and growling, giving kind of a “HAHA AM MEAN DOG IS JOKE ONLY” feeling to the whole thing)
taking turns initiating
taking breaks, backing off in response to each other’s calming signals
taking turns in different roles (e.g. chaser vs. the one being chased, being pinned vs. doing the pinning)
Some good videos on the spectrum of appropriate dog play:
I don’t know how much more I can take. I’m on the verge of tears every second of every goddamn day. Every word I speak contributes to the tightness in my chest. I’m breathing out gasoline and anything could be my match.
Hi! I really love your blog!! I just feel like recently the fandom has felt discouraging especially with hearing how bap are so underrated and just might not make it to the top anymore. I'm so worried about their future in the industry and really hope they will stay as 6 and as bap. Just hearing the news of sistar disbanding and groups in Kpop disbanding its very worrisome. I feel like even the fandom feels bap will die quickly in the music scene. What are your thought? Hope I'm not bothering u!
I always say this but OF COURSE YOU’RE NOT BOTHERING ME! Thank you for being so kind about my silly little blog - i’m so happy you enjoy my constant on-the-verge-of-hysteria B.A.P-stanning ^^
Hmm..my understanding of the very recent BABY dilemma (and maybe every BABY dilemma lol) is that it stems from the fact that BABYz are fiercely loyal people with soft, easily-hurt hearts. But I kind of like that, because to me it means that even fans that mete out the harshest, most unfair-sounding criticism of our boys do it from a place of genuine concern, about their health, their mental well-being, the prejudices (real or perceived) they might face, and of course, their long-term career prospects.
We are the very definition of the angsty teenager. We love hard, we are good people, we surround ourselves with good people but no one seems to care about any of this, they don’t even care to know. So, like any textbook teen, we take that neglect, that negativity, and turn in inwards: “They don’t like me, so there must be something wrong with me.”
They don’t pay attention to B.A.P, so what are the boys/fans/TS doing wrong?”
And my answer to this is simple, don’t sell our boys down the river, don’t take what they have achieved for granted. I say this constantly, but if you are fan who lived through the lawsuit you know, we lost them, they were gone, we had almost no hope. And then somehow they were back. They’re dropping albums (good albums) every other day, they’re doing music shows, variety shows, musicals (!!), producing, choreography, world tours (that are actually world tours), they win awards and top charts worldwide and they achieved all of this on their own terms, and in such a tightly controlled industry this is rare, to say the least. Could things be easier? Yes, but life doesn’t work like that, for anybody.
Honestly, I’m thankful everyday that this is their life, their career. They get all the perks of being an established, respected, popular (yes, popular) group without many of the pitfalls that come with immense, uncontrollable fame.
B.A.P have so much more to offer than simply being trendy or popular, they are so much more than that. Things can go from 0 to 100 to 0 again, but talent and hard work will always be appreciated in the end. I sincerely believe that.
People always cite NOIR as the perfect example of their talent being ‘slept on’ and they’re right, of course they’re right…but I don’t care. The fact they got to make NOIR - or Carnival or Kingdom or ROSE - is a miracle itself. What magnificent pieces of artistry, and we get to listen to them everyday, ten times a day if we want. We’re so lucky, and the boys seem happy and so that’s it. Those two things are totally enough for full, rich, stan life ^^
The most important thing is that they’re here, we’re here, and we have this time. Why waste it worrying about the wholly unpredictable future? Trust Yongguk when he says, one way or another, “the 6 of us will always be together.”
I have never needed articles, awards or opinions to validate my love for B.A.P and especially their music. It sounds naive, but my key to a happy fan life is to simply support them, in any way you can and things will work themselves out.
So just enjoy it, enjoy every tweet, every Insta post, every vlive, MV, album, live performance, every solo, everything - wrap yourself in a blanket of B.A.P.
Wonsik. He doesn’t mean to, but sometimes his words just go on and on and build on top of each other. He just hates when Taekwoon shuts down and it feels like he’s talking to a wall.
Who is emotionally stronger?
Their ways of handling their emotions are so different, but they’re on an equal level. Wonsik wears his heart on his sleeve. Taekwoon works through his emotions in in his head. They balance out and rely on each other a lot.
Who is physically stronger?
Wonsik for sure. They do like exercising together though, just as long as Taekwoon doesn’t insist on boxing. It’s not that Wonsik was angry over the accidental black eye, he just doesn’t want another one.
Who is more likely to break a bone?
Wonsik. He’s a bit of a klutz and one of these days, he’s going to give poor Taekwoon a heart attack.
Who knows best what to say to upset the other?
If it’s on paper, it’s Taekwoon. He’s best at writing—but Wonsik; sometimes he just can’t stop talking when he’s frustrated, when Taekwoon isn’t showing enough emotion or reaction. He spews and spews and spews and he’s the only person Taekwoon’s ever all too easily hurt by,
Who is most likely to apologize first after an argument?
Both of them are so stubborn, and if they both believe it was the other’s fault, you might as well forget about either of them stepping up to the plate. It takes a third party (usually Hakyeon) to get them wired back together. It’s not healthy by any means, but once they see reason, it’s easy to make up—and they fall in love all over again.
If I had to choose, it would be Wonsik. He knows how bad Taekwoon is with words; his apologies usually consist of him plopping himself onto Wonsik somehow.
Who treats who’s wounds more often?
Taekwoon. Wonsik must hold the world record for Highest Amount of Mysterious Injuries ever, or something. Still, Wonsik has been known to ask every five seconds, “Taekwoon, was that bruise on you before?”
Who is in constant need of comfort?
Wonsik. He worries about so many things almost compulsively and it often keeps him up through the night. His favorite method of being soothed is when Taekwoon will pull him in, tuck his head under his chin, and hum until he’s calm again.
Who gets more jealous?
Both of them have their possessive streaks, but Taekwoon especially. Sometimes he feels a little insecure in his relationship with Wonsik because there’s so many more people who would match him better than Taekwoon.
Who’s most likely to walk out on the other?
70% of their arguments end with Taekwoon shutting down and Wonsik storming out upset. He knows how hard it can be for Taekwoon to communicate, but they’ve been together so long that he wishes he’d try just a little harder for him.
Who will propose?
They both want to, but Taekwoon gets to it first. It’s always been more difficult for him to express his gratitude, so his proposal includes a lengthy, teary speech about just how grateful he is for everything Wonsik is, and what he’s done for him.
(Wonsik had this huge public gesture planned out that most certainly would’ve ended in Taekwoon killing him, but he was just a little too late.)
Who has the most difficult parents?
Taekwoon, but it wasn’t hard for Wonsik to charm them.
Who initiates hand-holding when they’re out in public?
Wonsik. Taekwoon really … doesn’t like PDA, but Wonsik wants the whole world to know how much he loves him, so he’s even more cuddly in public and Taekwoon just can’t say no.
Who hogs the blankets?
Taekwoon. It’s not like Wonsik needs blankets anyway—he’s a human furnace! It’s only nice during the winter when they turn off the heater. Still, if Taekwoon wakes up first, he’ll give all the blankets to Wonsik. (He kicks them off, but it’s the thought that counts.)
Who gets more sad?
It’s not that Wonsik gets more sad, but he shows it more than Taekwoon, who prefers to be sad and cry alone—even if Wonsik finds him huddled up on the bathroom floor.
Who is better at cheering the other up?
Wonsik. By now, he’s become completely familiar with all the things that make Taekwoon happy.
Who’s the one that playfully slaps the other all the time after they make silly jokes?
Taekwoon. Wonsik’s jokes aren’t even that good but Taekwoon can’t stop laughing for some reason.
Who is more streetwise?
Wonsik. If Taekwoon had it his way, he’d just stay inside all the time forever.
Who is more wise?
Taekwoon. He likes helping others figure things out for themselves with the least amount of words.
Who’s the shyest?
Taekwoon, but Wonsik doesn’t mind. They’ve worked up a kinda system that’s easy for Taekwoon to be around more people, as long as Wonsik stays by his side and redirects conversation if it’s too much for him.
Who boasts about the other more?
Wonsik. He loves talking about all of Taekwoon’s talents, especially at people who think he’s weird for being so quiet. Even though Taekwoon doesn’t brag about much at all, he has so much pride in Wonsik and is quick to praise everything he does to someone who asks.
Who sits on who’s lap?
They’re flexible. :3c Sometimes Wonsik likes tucking himself against all of Taekwoon, and sometimes Taekwoon likes curling into all of Wonsik. So cute.
honestly sometimes it kinda sucks being seen as the “uwu pure” one in friend groups because like…. everyone assumes you don’t know about / wouldn’t do certain things, and if you do something to break that pure image of yourself, It’s Gone
so anyway.. last time sarah and cosima saw each other they were both under surveillance and were, for all intents and purposes, imprisoned (sarah under DYAD, cosima on the island) like…. those were Not Ideal circumstances for either of them but like… there was no acknowledgement from either party that like “hey you’re okay i’m so glad you’re safe!” when they finally skyped??
and like… i get cosima getting right down to business because, hey! kira’s in major trouble and cosima’s got Vital Information about all that but…. sarah nearly died??? at the beginning of this season??? trying to rescue cosima from the island??? and we don’t even get to see her tell cosima “i’m so glad you’re okay and that you’re home safe” like?!!?? goddamn that’s all that would be needed, just that one line. just /one line/ and /then/ you can proceed to The Plot okay.
and i am scared that this new friend of yours that you say it’s so cool and amazing, won’t make you distance yourself from me. I’m scared that you’ll eventually stop talking to me, because now you have this friend. You won’t need me anymore.
My mom wants to drop my brother off at my apartment for the weekend and it’s short notice and really really bad timing and i should really really put my foot down and say no but on the other hand i kind of really really need a hug and grey gives decent hugs so. idk.
LOOK YOU GUYS!! My sister and I got every single questions right in Drivers Ed Kahoot! :D I feel like BTS gave us extra power, lol. I asked my sister what she wanted our team name to be and she said “try hard” so of course I had to use baepsae. :D I think the name channeled power to us, haha. I’m so proud of this.
Also only one more day of drivers ed, nearly there! ✌️