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Because sometimes I gotta take a break from screaming into the political void. And because this app has redefined comedy to me.

Part 1. Part 2. 

“With language we can ask, as can no other living beings, those questions about who we are and why we are here. And this highly developed intellect means, surely, that we have a responsibility toward the other life-forms of our planet whose continued existence is threatened by the thoughtless behavior of our own human species — quite regardless of whether or not we believe in God. Indeed, those who acknowledge no God, but are convinced that we are in this world as an evolutionary accident, may be more active in environmental responsibility — for if there is no God, then, obviously, it is entirely up to us to put things right.”
—Jane Goodall

Maeterlinck + YNWA

So…while looking at the second set of YNWA concept pictures, I noticed some things which seem to have interesting connections…

1. The word on Taehyung’s shirt:

If you look at the word, it says Aveugle which I recognized as the French word for blind. Of course knowing Bighit, I’m assuming this is no coincidence, that we can only see this word. I was curious as to whether this had further significance…and of course after doing a bit of searching, I stumbled across this: Les Aveugles, an old, famous play written by a celebrated writer named Maurice Maeterlinck. It is a play that is considered to be responsible for a genre of writing known as Symbolism where the viewers/readers can interpret dialogues and the storyline on their own. Sound familiar fellow ARMYs? AKA story of our lives lol But more importantly, it is a play about the human condition and the idea of hope. The play can also be read as a fable of a society lost without a God to guide them and care for them. (c)

2. The Bee on J-Hope’s jacket

After looking a bit further, I saw that this writer had also written several other works. One that caught my attention was Les Vies des Abeilles aka The Life of Bees. The Life of Bees is considered another philosophical work. Though it talks about bees (makes sense given the title lol), it’s more about the human world. In it, he basically encourages humans to better themselves and how freedom has become limited as society has grown. Again it’s interesting since this theme is somewhat related to Demian and would seem like an idea that BTS would like to convey. 

Again this is all speculation, none of this could be true. But since I thought it might make sense, I decided to share :)

The Woman in The High Castle
Samantha Bee at Not The White House Correspondents Dinner
The Woman in The High Castle

“Thank you, Madam President, distinguished members of the Press. What a 2017 it’s been so far, huh guys? Hillary Clinton sworn-in as President, The Patriots lost the Super Bowl, Lemonade won Album of the Year, and every print of La La Land spontaneously combusted!

(…) and don’t forget to tip your waiter, James Comey!”

Sam Bee is brilliant, she’s fucking awsome and I love Full Frontal, I adore her, and even more so for putting the Not The White House Correspondents Dinner thing together. I mean Allison Janney opened as C. J. Cregg taking questions from fuckwits who think they’re writers or “thinkers”, fellow Torontonian Peaches was there and briefly sang Boys Wanna Be Her (how is Peaches fucking 50?! I’m not even 30 (yet!) and I can’t do a split!!), and of course our favourite babes/twins/lesbians/people on Earth/Canadians Tegan and Sara were amongst the guests looking *HHHHOOOOTTTTTT*!

The Woman in the High Castle skit made me simultaneously laugh and weep, because it was hilrious, biting and had a George Takei cameo, and because I so wish it would have been that. Samantha Bee roasting Hillary, Hillary roasting herself and everyone laughing heartily, because the world would be much more breathable with POTUS Clinton. It should have been that, and it really still is painful that it’s not. So, thanks for the laughs, Sam; we need them desperatly.