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f(x) Masterpost

In light of Amber’s recent Instagram posts [x,x] I have decided to make a masterpost of all of the MVs that Amber and her fellow f(x) members have been in to show my support for Amber and f(x). Please continue to love and support Amber and f(x) however you can. Also if I have left anything out please feel free to add it on the end.

Amber Solo MVs
AMBER 엠버 Need To Feel Needed Video Clip (May 24, 2016)
[STATION] AMBER 엠버 Borders Music Video (March 24, 2016)
AMBER ‘Beautiful’ Special Video (Sep 17, 2015)
AMBER 엠버 Beautiful Lyric Video (Feb 9, 2015)

Luna Solo MV
LUNA 루나 Free Somebody Music Video (May 30, 2016)

f(x) members collaborations in MVs
[MV] 루나, 하니, 솔라 Luna, Hani, Solar - HONEY BEE (Prod.by 박근태 Keun Tae Park) (Jan 18, 2017)
[STATION] 신용재X루나 그대라서 (It’s You) Music Video (Dec 15, 2016)
[STATION] AMBER X LUNA Heartbeat (Feat. Ferry Corsten, Kago Pengchi) Music Video (Oct 1, 2016)
KSUKE x AMBER from f(x) - BREATHE AGAIN (Sep 8, 2016)
[STATION] R3hab X f(AMBER+LUNA) Wave Music Video (May 5, 2016)
AMBER 엠버 On My Own (Feat.Gen Neo) Music Video (May 17, 2016)
AMBER 엠버 On My Own (Feat.Gen Neo) (Korean ver.) Music Video (May 17, 2016)
지코 (ZICO) - 사랑이었다 (Feat. LUNA of f(x)) MV (Jan 24, 2016)
AMBER 엠버 SHAKE THAT BRASS (Feat. 태연 (소녀시대)) Music Video (Feb 12, 2015)
S.M. THE BALLAD Vol.2 (에스엠 더 발라드) BREATH_Music Video (JPN ver.) (Feb 12, 2014)
Henry 헨리 1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. f(Amber)) Music Video (Aug 21, 2013)
Henry & Amber HAPPY HOLIDAYS Video Clip (Dec 23, 2011)

f(x) MVs
[STATION] 에프엑스 All Mine Music Video (Jul 21, 2016)
에프엑스 4 Walls Music Video (Oct 26, 2015)
에프엑스 Red Light Music Video (Jul 2, 2014)
에프엑스_첫 사랑니 (Rum Pum Pum Pum) Music Video (Jul 24, 2013)
에프엑스 Electric Shock Music Video (Jun 11, 2012)
에프엑스 LA chA TA(라차타) MUSIC VIDEO (Jul 6, 2011)
에프엑스 Chocolate Love MUSIC VIDEO (Jul 6, 2011)
에프엑스 NU ABO(NU 예삐오) MUSIC VIDEO (Jul 5, 2011)
에프엑스 Chu~♡ MUSIC VIDEO (Jul 5, 2011)
에프엑스 HOT SUMMER MUSIC VIDEO (Jun 17, 2011)
에프엑스 Danger(피노키오) MUSIC VIDEO (May 30, 2011)
에프엑스 피노키오 (Danger) MUSIC VIDEO (Apr 18, 2011)
에프엑스 f(x) NU ABO(NU 예삐오) Music Video (May 4, 2010)  
에프엑스 f(x) Chu~♡(츄~♡) Music Video (Nov 5, 2009)
에프엑스 f(x) LA chA TA(라차타) Music Video (Sep 2, 2009)

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Joan Baez singing in the Catalan language.

This is a traditional Catalan folk song known as Rossinyol que vas a França (”You, nightingale flying to France”) or El rossinyol (”The nightingale”).

The singer, a girl who has been forced to marry without love, asks a nightingale going to France to greet her mother.

This song is still commonly sung nowadays, but most people don’t know its origin. Scholars believe it has its origins in the year 1659, when the Treaty of the Pyrinees signed by France and Spain gave the Rosselló region (Northern Catalonia) to France. The nightingale is free to cross the border and its singing brings together the families that were separated.

Joan Baez has sang other songs in Catalan, including Lluís Llach’s Viatge a Itaca and No Serem Moguts. She also sang a translated version of El Cant dels Ocells (The Carol of the Birds).

That one time I was magic.

I worked for four years at Borders Books & Music. During the time I worked there, I got a reputation for being good at finding stuff and recommending books. I was the one the other sellers would come to when a customer had one of those “It had a blue cover” questions. My best dude friend B (who I met working at Borders) likes to tell the story about how he was attempting to help a woman who could only tell him that she wanted a book about this woman who took a vacation from marriage. He was stumped, until (in his words), I suddenly appeared out of nowhere and said “Do you mean ‘A Year by the Sea’ by Joan Anderson?” Which she did.

But that wasn’t my magic moment.

One time, the Columbus newspaper featured a little semi-self-published book about grammar written by a local woman. I know, it seems like an odd trend, but there you go. Fortunately I’d had a heads-up about this feature and had ordered thirty copies of the book to have on hand. I was working at the info desk and for expediency just kept about ten copies right there so when people came up asking for it, I could give it to them.

After awhile of working retail, you get to be able to read people’s faces and what it is they want. There’s a particular expression that says “I’m looking for a thing but I’m pretty sure you’re not going to know what I’m talking about but I’m going to try anyway” and every single person who had come in asking for the grammar book had been wearing this expression.

Around noon, and after having sold a good dozen of those books, I’m standing there and a woman comes walking up wearing the exact expression I just described. I decided to risk it. Before she could even open her mouth to ask for it, I just picked up a copy of the grammar book and handed it to her with a smile, saying “Here you go!”

She stared at it, and then stared at me. “How did you know??” she said.

“Bookseller magic,” I replied.

She wandered off to pay for it, still kind of shocked. I looked around and my co-workers were all staring at me like I’d grown a second head.

And that’s the time I was magic.

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Lie Down (Rydam)

A break in your regularly schedule Reyder programming for a little fluffy Rydam. I’m pretty sure I have like…two Rydam followers so I really hope you see it! :P


Sara was beginning to wonder if anyone had brought anything but EDM to Andromeda. The music was loud - and bordering on obnoxious - but Prodromos’ settlers didn’t seem to mind. The colony was expanding, its coffers were swelling, and its inhabitants’ lives were slowly growing easier. These people had more than enough reason to celebrate.

And Liam Kosta threw one hell of a party.

Sara was cowering by the bar. She used the term loosely, of course, because the bar was just the spot where Liam had decided to distribute the booze. She used the clamour by the liquor crates as a milling human shield, placing it squarely between herself and anyone who looked like they might try to strike up a conversation. She tried not to wince when the bassline shook her aching skull. She tried not to glower when the lights began to strobe. She nursed her beer against her chest, forcing a smile whenever a passer-by made eye contact. August Bradley looked her over with concern when he drifted a little too close - but Sara turned on her heel and fled.

A planet like Eos was perfect for an outdoor party. Liam had managed to scrounge up some tarpaulins, though God only knew which settler he’d convinced to part with them. Sara had seen him out here earlier in the day, scrambling around in the sand while he and the other party planners struggled to string up their cobbled-together pavilion. He’d been bare-chested, of course. That went without saying.

The night was cool, but it wasn’t cold. The air was still, but not oppressive. Sara was grateful for it when she slipped away. She’d never find peace and quiet here; not unless she buried her head in the sand - but the thumping music faded a little when she crested the nearest dune. The sharpest edges of her headache dulled.

Sara was exhausted. “SAM? You’ll warn me if anything tries to sneak up on me, right?”

“Yes, Pathfinder. Do you intend to sleep?”

Sara only grunted in response. She tried to settle down onto her haunches to enjoy the rest of her drink - but her jelly legs wobbled a little too violently, and she flopped down onto her back instead. She watched her beer drain away into the sand.

She sighed. “Fuck.”

“Dr. T'Perro has asked me to remind you that the Alliance Navy recommends active personnel maintain a healthy sleeping schedule.”

“I do keep a healthy sleeping schedule. And I’m not Alliance Navy.”

“The demands placed upon an Alliance marine are similar to those placed upon you, but the comparison is not truly necessary. Four hours of sleep per night is not considered healthy for humans in any occupation.”

“I slept in this morning, SAM.”

“That was not sleep, Pathfinder. Mr. Kosta pointed out as much.”

Sara snorted. She sometimes wondered if SAM’s apparently unintentional references to her sex life were really as unwitting as they sounded. They couldn’t be - right?

“Whatever you say,” she muttered. “But it was definitely relaxing.”

A quiet laugh sounded somewhere behind her, and Sara’s stomach tried to drop down through her spine. She twisted around, already fumbling for some way to explain herself - but it was only Liam. Thank god.

He lay down beside her on the sand. “Don’t stop talking ‘cause of me.” He was sweaty from dancing - and a little breathless, too.

“You’re hoping for an ego boost,” Sara accused. She rolled over onto her side so she could hook her chin over his shoulder, fishing around in the space between them until her fingers found his hand. “What would you like to hear?”

Liam grinned at her. His eyes were just a little bit unfocused; his smile just a little bit sloppy. “I don’t need to fish, Sara. I know I liked it. Know you did, too.”

Sara laughed. “You’re not wrong.” She didn’t have the energy for much else, so she pressed a brief kiss to the top of his shoulder. “Great party, by the way.”

Liam shrugged, letting the compliment roll off him like he did so much else. “You get good at celebrating when even the small things are a win. We used to put street parties together for people back in HUSTL - you know, once the dust settled and people stopped bleeding.”

“You’re good at this. Connecting with people.”

“Guess I am,” he replied. He smiled a vaguely tipsy smile, turning his head to brush a kiss across her lips - then paused, brows pulling together while he examined her. “You look really tired.”

Sara sighed into his mouth. “I am tired, Liam.”

“Want to go back to the Tempest?”

“No. This is your night, and I don’t want to cut it short.” She pushed herself up onto her elbows, intending to stagger upright -

But Liam kept hold of her hand. “Lie down with me.”

Sara sighed. “Liam, really -”

“I could use some sleep,” he persisted. His smile turned sly - but it was the slyness of a man who’d had one too many beers. It was painfully obvious. It was achingly sweet. “You wouldn’t just leave me here, right?”

She thought about protesting. She thought about dragging him back to the party he’d worked so hard to make perfect; maybe stumbling onto the dancefloor with her fingers curled into his shirt. She shouldn’t let her failings bring him down. She shouldn’t let exhaustion -

Liam’s hand travelled up to her collar, tugging at it with gentle insistence. “Lie down with me.”

And Sara did. Her eyes were closed before she’d even hit the sand. Liam stretched his arm around her shoulders, hugging her to his chest, and Sara nuzzled in as close as she could get. Several moments passed in almost-silence, the persistent throbbing music fading.

“Love you,” Liam murmured into her hair.

But Sara was already asleep.

8

“ Before the song is released there are a couple things I’d like to share. This song took me a lot of courage to write because I was always apprehensive of the subject it talked about. I’ve been doing this job for a long time and right now I speak not as Amber of f(x) nor “celebrity” Amber, but just Amber. Just plain, simple, human Amber. “Borders” is more than a song; no glamorous concepts, no “trying to be cool.” Its a raw and real story about reality. Its shares, not only about my personal experiences but of people very close to me. Everyone involved in this project- the producers, my team DPR, the actors, to the staff- were people specifically chosen as they have never given up on me and believed in my vision. For that, I want to thank them for making this possible for me. When you guys listen to “Borders”, there is just one thing i wish everyone could take from it: NEVER give up on yourself. There is always hope in the midst of this dark, demanding world. In the end, live for those that did not get the chance to and just keep fighting. Always, thank you you guys. You guys made it possible.

Amber Josephine Liu, ‘Borders’ ( 2016 )

Dee Dee wrote 75% of all the songs! He was still writing for them after he left the band. All the very fast songs belong to Dee Dee, all the songs with references to drugs and mental issues are Dee Dee’s. Songwriting credits were often split four ways, but Dee Dee Ramone was the main creative force. Tommy wrote Blitzkrieg Bop basically to show them how to do it, he never intended to be around as long as he was. Joey wrote the slower songs like I Wanna be well, Here today Gone Tomorrow, Danny Says, The KKK took my Baby Away, My Kind Of Girl etc and again it was Tommy who showed him how to do it with I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend on the first album. Tommy is the Ringo not Dee Dee. The only difference is without Tommy there would be no Ramones. Johnny had an anti-technique philosophy and his only desire was to create a continuous wall of sound because he only played downstrokes. It was an incredible musical chemistry that bordered on chemical imbalance that made it somehow all work!

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M.I.A. Calls Out MTV for “Borders” VMA Snub

M.I.A. has called out the MTV VMAs for snubbing her “Borders” video. The nominations for the awards were announced last Tuesday, with the brilliant “Borders” video being overlooked.

The singer has taken to Twitter accusing MTV of “Racism sexism classism elitism.” She also stated that “This is a perfect example of ‘allowed’ voice vs excluded voices.”

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