just for the sake of posting

Produce 101 Scandal?

apparently im youngmin has a girlfriend and her insta was discovered. it’s now deleted.

I hope this isn’t true, for his sake. i’m the last person to have a problem with idols dating, tbh, but…

  1. just produce 101 as a show… this season especially, the rankings are extremely volatile- one scandal of this scale could literally shatter his fanbase. especially with the switch to one-pick voting coming up.
  2. he’s a trainee. his fanbase isn’t established in the first place.
  3. fangirls are insane, and he has lots of them. he’s just begun to rise in popularity, too…
  4. it must SUCK to be targeted because you were happy with your significant other and they posted about it. if this scandal is true and if it grows, we will literally watch an adult be hated upon and have his dreams crushed because he… dated? god. that’s awful of him. what a crime, dating someone. how dare he. /s (let him be happy goddammit. but also, yes, if it’s true, the girl WAS careless.)
  5. edit: his supposed girlfriend is really, really stupid. either that, or she did it on purpose, because her Lovestagram contains captions about them having sex. knowing that her boyfriend is an idol trainee, on a SURVIVAL SHOW, where the stakes are getting higher by the day… my god.

I’m hoping for the best. I LIKE Youngmin. But I’m going to have to expect the worst on this one.

edit: This has blown up. Youngmin is really, really screwed.

“It’s too soo” stop

Too soon compared to what? All the other couples who have survived; alien gun shots, disappearing alien sisters, traumatic valentine’s day mishaps, dads who have joined the dark side, and sadistic near death kidnappings and only grown more solid for everything they’ve gone through? It’s a tv show.

Or maybe I just feel this way because realistic if the last thing I want television to be.

For fucks sake, Alex said please.

aprilsweet68 hat auf deinen Eintrag geantwortet “tbh i cant understand how anyone would look at a sylvari and go “yeah…”

Does it matter?

oh boy, i was wondering if that post would eventually get responses like that, so let me just

i’m gay.
well, I’m genderqueer, and attracted to all genders, but for simplicity’s sake, i’ll just say I’m gay.
I love sylvari for many reasons, but the main one is that their gender is confirmed to be purely aesthetic, meaning that it really does not matter to them, making all of them nonbinary and pan, like me.
Sylvari are just about the only fantasy creature ever that is canonically like me.
Being like me isn’t odd for them, its not even “unconventional” or in need of discussion. It’s normal. It’s just how they are.

So yes. It does matter.

Hellenic Polytheism Books, pt. 2

Hey again! My last post got a comment that pointed out that none of the resources I included were actually about Hellenic polytheism; they were just references for information on mythology itself. So allow me to make another post to provide more options!

Originally posted by visitgreece-gr

I haven’t read these. Hell, I didn’t know literature on my practices even existed, to be honest! I simply searched around and compiled some results, but I thought an informational post like this would still be helpful! I’m gonna leave the covers off for length’s sake, but I’ll include a snippet of their pitches.

Hellenismos Today 
by Timothy Jay Alexander
ISBN: 9781430314271
“Do you hear the call of the old Gods? This book is a thorough introduction to Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism. For experienced Hellenic Reconstructionists, this is an excellent tool to introduce friends and family to your beliefs and practices.”

A Beginner’s Guide to Hellenismos 
by Timothy Jay Alexander
ISBN: 9781430324560
“This book provides the reader with an easy to use and understand guide to begin their worship. It explains in detail modern Hellenic practices and the reasons behind them, and serves as a common sense guide about this fast growing modern religion.“

Hellenic Polytheism: Household Worship, vol 1
by the LABRYS Polytheistic Community
ISBN: 9781503121881
“[The book] serves as a useful introductory manual for the newcomer to contemporary Hellenic Polytheism as they take the first steps on their journey to worship the Hellenic Gods in a traditional manner.“

Komos: Celebrating Festivals in Contemporary Hellenic Polytheism
by Sarah Kate Istra Winter
ISBN: 9781515222392
“If you have been wanting to add festivals to your spiritual practice but weren’t sure where to begin, or if you just need some ideas to supplement your existing celebrations, this book can help. May you find within these pages the spark that lights your torches for many festivals to come.“

Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored
by Sarah Kate Istra Winter
ISBN: 9781438231921
“It covers not only the basics of worship, but also how make the ancient religion relevant to modern times, cultivate relationships with the gods and other divinities, and create a deeply satisfying spiritual life. The emphasis of this book is on the concept of kharis, the reciprocity so implicit in the practice of Hellenic polytheism.“
Note: Kharis is (basically) the belief that you get what you give in Hellenism, and it is considered pretty vital to how the religion was/is practiced.

Gods and Mortals: New Stories of Hellenic Polytheism
by H. Jeremiah Lewis
ISBN: 9781449931292
“You can read all about ancient Greek religion in hundreds of academic tomes - but none of them will tell you what it’s really like, from the inside. The only way to do that is to hear our stories, in our own words. Stories of gods and mortals.“

Hellenismos: Practicing Greek Polytheism Today
by Tony Mierzwicki
ISBN: 9780738725932
“Learn how to forge personal relationships with the ancient Greek deities. Recreate the practices of the Greeks and enjoy the richness of their spiritual practice.“

Phew! There we go!
I’m interested in a few of these, unfortunately for my shelves…

PART ONE

anonymous asked:

Hey I would just like to let everyone know that Danny Sexbang is a character. He is a stage persona. Please do not refer to Dan Avidan as Danny Sexbang, it makes me uncomfortable because I am kin with Sexbang and everyone says that that would make me fact kin with Avidan but Sexbang is a character so no and if just makes me upset okay thank you for your time I'm sorry for that rant please forgive me.

Uh…good for you, but that’s just how I tag my stuff. I tag Brian posts with both his name and ‘Ninja Brian’, Arin with ‘Egoraptor’. etc. The tags are my own sake and my organizational purposes.

Plus I know the difference between the two of them and to keep Dan Avidan and Danny Sexbang separate in my head and for reference, I’m just lazy and I’m not going to go through years worth of Danny posts just to do that, sorry.

If you want to make sure that people to refer to only Danny Sexbang, jut make that clear for yourself and don’t worry about other folk. People who know Dan Avidan will know the difference.

@idristardis replied to your post “The single worst thing about 6b is the way they mishandled the Wish…”

And don’t even get me started on WW!Killian. I actually wasn’t too bothered by how they treated his moments in the ep…I thought it was kinda fun and cute…but it’s the thought of him alone after Emma leaves the WW that just guts me. Also, the last paragraph of your post is rife with AU fic possibilities…just sayin’…. :D :D

Haha, here’s some unasked for opinions on that:

Though I thoroughly enjoyed the humor that Colin brought to that role, I think WW!Hook was entirely pointless. It was a cameo for the sake of having a cameo. A moment of humor that could have been otherwise spent on actual plot. It would have made more sense if they’d had Killian as a love interest for Princess Emma, seeing as how that’s what they’ve been in the habit of showing for every AU we’ve seen thus far. They didn’t even have to age him up; they clearly never explained Robin and Nottingham’s peculiar lack of aging, other than like some off-handed comment Regina made I think, so they didn’t need to explain Hook’s either. It would have meshed better with the arc of s6 where we see Emma and Killian’s relationship develop from moving in together, to engagement, to marriage, if we could assume that CS were meant to be, in any world, in any design. Or Hook could have been the one to help Emma and Regina find a way home. No offense to August, but his character isn’t really… important to any of s6. It’s a little wonky, the way they sorta pushed him back into the spotlight for that episode and just that episode.

BUT I’M NOT AN OUAT WRITER SO WHAT DO I KNOW.

Also, heckin’ yeah for the OQ in New York AU. That would have been so much fun. I want those two cheating people out of their money and living like… well, royalty.

And black people thinking it’s “misogynoir” to call that black girl from Twitter a “thief” as well as a liar for taking that Rihanna/Lupita idea from a white girl on Tumblr can get bent. Stop stealing ideas for the sake of “Black Twitter excellence.” Twitter is trash when it comes to that. Your idea was not more detailed. You rode off that idea another girl have made, and reached out to her to try to guilt-trip her into saying, “Similar ideas exist.” You saw the post on Tumblr and instead of giving her credit because you knew it wouldn’t make you popular, you just took that idea and added “scamming white men” on it. Jesus Christ. 

people say “if you don’t lower your standards, you’re gonna end up spending your whole life alone!” like being a healthy, happy, financially independent single adult is actually worse than being stuck in an abusive and/or emotionally unfulfilling relationship with someone who isn’t willing/able to meet your needs. like no offense, but I think I’m gonna choose to be happy rather than throwing myself into a relationship just for the sake of being in a relationship. 

6

Constance Wu on Twitter: Men who sexually harass women [for an Oscar]! [Because] good acting performance matters more than humanity, human integrity! [Because] poor kid [really] needs the help!

@TheAcademy congrats on not learning from the past! Congrats on reinforcing the BTS mistreatment of women in [Hollywood]! Who cares [right]? Go Casey!

Boys! BUY [your] way out of trouble by settling out of court! Just do a good acting job, [that’s] all that matters! [Because] Art isn’t about humanity, right?

Here’s a thing I wrote during an convo w/ @PeterShinkoda about how Casey Affleck’s win will be a nod to Trump’s.

Right, he’s not running for Prez. He’s running for an award that honors a craft whose purpose is examining the dignity of the human experience & young women are deeply human. The absence of awards doesn’t diminish a great performance. That’s on the page, or screen, as it were… and the opportunity to even DO the part is a tremendous honor in and of itself. But the choices an awarding committee makes DOES increase the dignity of an award and brings light to the pursuit our craft seeks to honor. It signifies said committee’s awareness of the harmful oversights it may have unknowingly participated in the past, and the respect and dignity to learn from the past, not repeat it and not to use it as an excuse to reinforce the industry’s gross and often hidden mistreatment of women. Art doesn’t exist for the sake of awards, but awards do exist to honor all that art is trying to accomplish in life. So context matters. Because in acting, human life matters. It’s why art exists. I know it’s just an award but I guess I’m in this career, not for awards, but because the treatment of human life matters to me. So I stand the fuck up for it.

I’ve been counseled not to talk about this for career’s sake. F my career then, I’m a woman & human first. That’s what my craft is built on.

“Villainous”: Why you shouldn’t  throw shit at this show

Okay, so over the past days you may noticed a lot of fanart and posts about a particular show: “Villainous” (or “Villanos” in spanish). This is actually a mini series that is transmited between comercials for Cartoon Network México. Is about a villain (Black Hat) who tries to make the most evil and succesful artefacts for villains, along with Dr Flug, Demencia and 5.0.5.

So, what’s the problem with this mini-series?

There’s a few flaws that people have been complaining about, the most important of those being Markiplier voicing 5.0.5, a problematic artist (LemonTeaFlower) working on this show, etc.

Ignoring those facts, “Villainous” is pretty funny and entertaining to watch, and the animation and art style is really good. Is not the humour that everybody likes, but I personally enjoy it. But actually neither the characters or the plot are the reason im encouraging you to support this show.

This is the first ever cartoon (for Cartoon Network) created entirely by mexicans.

As a mexican, I can’t describe how happy I am to know that my country is finally making big steps in the animation industry, this is a huge opportunity for people like me, who aspire to be an animator but don’t have the resources to get out of their country.

And, if this show gets enough positivity and fame, Ai Studios, the animation studios who made this show, might actually do more cartoons! Better cartoons, with better plots and characters!

Let me tell you something, if Ai Studios doesn’t start making more cartoons, there’s literally no job opportunity in Mexico for aspiring animators. You either go to the U.S or forget about animation.

And yeah, this show might seem cringey, (well, it started developing in 2007, what did you expect?) and as I said it has some problematic aspects, but I dont think this is the right time to start making callout posts and discourse blogs for this cartoon. It hasn’t even aired in the U.S yet and there are already pleople complaining. And I don’t blame them, I would callout those things too if I didn’t already know how important this show is for Ai Studios, how important this show is for mexicans.

Many of the people who complain about it don’t even know that this show is made by mexicans and the opportunities it could give to us. So, what i’m asking you to do is simple.

Don’t throw shit at this show.

I’m not asking you to praise it, I’m not asking you to make fanart for it. I’m asking you to leave it alone, and leave alone the people who are enjoying it.

How can we do better if you don’t even give us the opportunity to make more cartoons?  

So yeah, that’s basically it. I’m not saying everyone should watch it and enjoy it, I mean, if you want to do it go ahead. I’m just saying it would be kind of egoistical to make discourse blogs and callout posts for the first mexican cartoon made by a new animation studio that just came out 3 days ago. 

Let us have this, please.

youtube

It’s on Youtube now finally 

im korean and i dont insert random “aish”’s and “yah”’s into my otherwise english posts u know why? bc it doesnt make sense and it serves no purpose other than using korean for the sake of using korean. so tell me why u non koreans think u can do it?

when you non korean ppl do this ur using korean just for the sake of using korean, and hence accessoring my language. ur using korean slang that u, as a non korean person, would never really use irl, to try and closer yourself to korean culture and at the end of the day it makes you a koreaboo. ur using my language to accessorize ur posts to seem More Korean when ur not korean at all.

most of u have seemed to grasp the concept that using hangul as a non korean person is appropriation so tell me why i still see so much of korean slang thrown around? do you think that just bc now its in an english translation its suddenly an english word? does changing 오빠 to oppa now suddenly make it an english word? its just as embarassing and racist as using straightup hangul

if you’re going to consume so much korean media then you have an obligation to respect korean culture and korean people as more than just figments of ur dream idol. pretending you’re korean for listening to kpop is not respectful, its not cute, it fetishizes korean people and works against us being treated as complex human beings

Title: Perfect Storm
Author: cherrystreet
Pairing: Harry/Louis
Where: ao3
Word Count: 80k
Rating: Explicit
Status: Complete
Summary: What do you do when your best friend asks you and your (now) ex to be the best men at his destination wedding? You can either tell him the truth, tell him you’re not together anymore, and deal with the consequences, or you can pretend you’re still together and roll with it, just pray you don’t spiral. Fake it ‘til you make it. You know, for the sake of the wedding.

Harry and Louis choose the latter.

what if the space mall has a space cinema hence space actors hence space hollywood…

imagine lance getting casually casted on a movie cuz he gets noticed by a famous alien director and he’s ecstatic about it and is excited to meet his costars but the director is like “you.” (pointing at keith) “you’ll be his love interest for the movie. you’re perfect for my script”

and so keith and lance are forced to act in love for the sake of the movie but as time goes on, they don’t seem to be so reluctant and everybody wonders if it’s just…. “““acting”““

A brief example of white privilege:

If I, an Indian girl in America, mispronounce a white name, I will face mockery and scorn for my “substandard intelligence” which ***cLeArLy*** stems from my immigrant background. I will be consumed by shame as I constantly recall that moment when the wrong syllable was stressed or the right letters came out in the wrong sequence. My error may be met with laughter or with annoyance; either way, my only option is to fix my tongue and fix it FAST. I am suddenly blind to my own abilities: if I couldn’t even say the name “Leighton” correctly, does anything else matter???? Who cares how qualified a person of color is when they can’t even say a damn name?!?!

On the other hand, a white person can listen to me introduce myself gently, articulately, and painstakingly, yet *still* decide my name just isn’t worth the effort. They watch me waste my breath as I repeat my name in varying speeds and mentally implore them to try again for my sake. Then come the anglicized nicknames, the insensitive jokes, the dismissive hand gestures, and the utter disregard for one of the greatest elements of a person’s identity.

I am left feeling cheated and defeated.

White privilege is being able to erase the beauty, significance, and legacy of another human being’s name simply because you’re too lazy to teach your tongue something new.

Ai Yazawa End-of-Book Notes 1-21

So at the end of every volume of NANA, Ai Yazawa has a brief paragraph about the manga or just some introspection about her life. They give great insight into the series and I think only a few are found on the scans of NANA online, so I thought I’d share them all!

Volume 1

The creator, Ai Yazawa, told us, “I created this story so that it could be enjoyed as a stand-alone and, at the same time, have a complete ending that could be connected to an ongoing series.  I hope you’ll look forward to the future of the two Nanas!”

Volume 2

A note from Ai Yazawa: “I had thought that if the two Nanas met each other, they would probably be constantly fighting, but they seem oddly friendly.  What’s up with that?!  It’s one of me (not so) seven wonders (ha-ha).”

Volume 3

Since childhood, the artists I’ve looked up to haven’t been writers and illustrators, but mostly musicians.  Music provides me the most emotional effect and excitement.  If there was no music, I don’t think my creative juices would boil.  Music is that important to my life.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 4

I realized one day that there are hit songs with the same names as the main female characters, NANA, JUNKO, and SACHIKO (the kanji for JUNKO is different, though).  It’s not that big a deal, but I sometimes just hum the melodies longingly.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 5

In the initial drafts, Nana’s band was a rockabilly band like the Stray Cats.  But due to various circumstances, I didn’t keep it that way.  But if they were rockabilly, Ren, Nobu and Shin would have had pompadours.  And Yasu too?

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 6

When I was a child, I used to take piano lessons.  Even after I stopped taking lessons, I bought sheet music I liked and continued playing.  I’ve had my hands full for several years now, but one of these days I’d like to learn how to play jazz piano, which I’ve wanted to do for years now.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 7

I had an opportunity to interview a group of professional musicians.  I showered them with questions, but they answered willingly, and it was very helpful.  I was having problems balancing the fictional world of manga-like simplicity and gorgeousness with a sense of reality.  But I realized again that what’s important is the humanity of the characters.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 8

When I was in high school, there was a cool girl in my class who was a lone wolf.  I was really into a foreign New Romantic-type band then, and when she asked me one day, “Do you want to go to their concert together?” I was overwhelmed.  My heart fluttered more than when I was with my boyfriend (☺).  Have you had a Hachiko experience like that?  - Ai Yazawa

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