m: my f4

Ok whats creepy is that this radio channel is playing songs straight out of my playlist like beyonce sure who doesnt love to play beyonce… but then monica’s angel of mine and the studio ver of a whole new world started playing and i went 👀

AND THEN F4’S METEOR RAIN PLAYED AND I LEGIT SCREECHED WHAT EVEN ITS NOT EVEN IN ENGLISH

my fallout 4 sole survivor Jason Pendragon!

its been a long time since i first made her but i decided it was time to actually. yknow. design her right.

her story is that she, her father, and her baby brother lived as a rather domestic family in their new home in sanctuary hills, where jason’s father retired to after serving his years in the military while jason’s mother watched over her. shortly after returning home, her mother passed away from an intense delivery with shaun, and so jason’s father raised the two of them by himself for a year.

fast forward to the bombs dropping. jason’s family was registered for the vault 111 program like most of the street, however as neighbors were being shuffled along through the hallways, jason and her father were taken down below to the lower levels of the vault, where they were subjected to several anatomical tests throughout their cryo-stasis, until one day they were simply put on ice.

being revived while her father didn’t survive the stasis, jason crawled from the vault and now travels the commonwealth looking for her baby brother in hopes of recovering the small portion of family she has left.

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“Dogs are our link to paradise…..
They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.”
- Milan Kundera

Kdrama Women’s Week

Day Eight: Age of Youth lovefest

If there’s one scene in Boys Over Flowers that I’ll never forget, it’s the F4’s grand entrance into Shinhwa High School, replete with glamorous slow motion and a blaze of backlighting. As the flower boy quartet hero-walked into the school, their fellow classmates whipped themselves into an adoring frenzy. The male students stumbled over themselves with awe and envy; the female students rushed forward with squeals and giggles. And the F4 themselves? They surveyed the scene before them with a look of bemused arrogance. 

It’s dramatic. It’s over-the-top. And to me, it’s honestly kind of disgusting. In my mind, the F4 grand entrance has become emblematic of the sort of male characters I loathe the most in dramaland—the spoiled, self-aggrandizing type who expect other characters, especially their female love interests, to fall prostrate at their feet.

So when I saw the ladies of Age of Youth do their own version of the F4 grand entrance—walking down the street in slow motion, arms linked, faces aglow, a spring in their step—I shed tears of joy.  The contrast with the male version couldn’t be more stark: gone is the aura of arrogance and self-entitlement, gone are the masses of obeisant underlings. Instead, the purpose of the scene in Age of Youth is to underscore the characters’ sense of happiness and contentment at having spent a long night helping one of their own. It’s meant to highlight the comfort Eun Jae, Jin Myung, Yi Na, Ye Eun, and Ji Won take in spending time in each other’s company. The Age of Youth hero-walk is, in the purest sense, a celebration of ladies supporting ladies.

There are countless reasons why I love Age of Youth to bits, and not least among those reasons is the way it turned a drama trope that usually functions as a display of male dominance into an ode to female friendship.