not a fan of the majority of the nominees

i’m not hillary’s number one fan but holy shit it’s so fucked up that as the first major polictal party woman nominee she is being forced to address donald fucking trump as her equal. no man in the past could have believed they would be expected to stand on that stage and engage with this overcooked deep fried potato man seriously. like of course of course of course this is what she gets. sexists are going to tie this in their heads so quickly: “yeah hillary is the first major political party female nominee and look at what a circus of a campaign it’s been!” she already has to overcompensate where men don’t have to because she’s a woman but now she has to do it in the face of donal trump and do it with grace and professionalism and i’m gonna throw up

Romantic Rivals ~ Sehun Scenario

Romantic Rivals ~ Sehun Scenario

Word Count: 1030

Type: Confession

Brief: Your group and EXO have are well known rivals in the industry but there’s a secret that both you and Sehun have been hiding from the public.

*Y/G/N = Your Group Name. **Y/S/N = Yours and Sehun’s Ship Name.

Originally posted by chanyeolluscious61

“And the annual Daesang Award for the Best Artist of The Year goes to…”

The nominees for the prestigious award flash on the huge screen behind the MC… Of the selected artists, your group, Y/G/N and the EXO are among that mix of talent and popularity. EXO’s raw skill, passion and ambition make them a strong contender, but Y/G/N and EXO have been close rivals for some time now. This was a major cause of fan wars and despite the constant urging from both sides not to, they still continue. It’s gotten to the point now where your company has to take legal action against anti-fans spreading cruel, malicious rumours without an ounce of truth to them whatsoever. It baffled and surprised you as to how they come up with such ridiculous assumptions, almost to the point of you being impressed. If nothing else, they’re certainly creative. That being said, it also drove you insane. You found it increasingly difficult to force your anger and hurt down inside you.

But being an idol meant being perfect. No mistakes.

Some people don’t give second chances no matter how much you apologise and improve. No mistakes.

That means no being misinterpreted as ‘rude’, ‘disrespectful’ or ‘impolite’, especially to fans who make it their lives to love us and support us, even if the misinterpretation had nothing to do with us and wasn’t our fault. It’s our fault if we make statements or actions that are able to be misinterpreted to start with. That’s how the industry ‘logic’ works.

And now, with EXO being referred to as ‘Y/G/N’s main competition’, there are more malicious rumours than ever before. Dating scandals, fan wars, you name it, it’s most probably happened. And obviously, most of them are untrue with no source given for the information given. Most of them. Most.

There has been an ongoing rumour that you and Sehun are dating, and have been for quite some time. Their reasoning as to why no one has caught on to this ‘obvious fact’ was simply because it was something we hid well.

And for once… They were right.

You and Sehun have been secretly dating for around 7 months now. The two of you were taken by surprise when no one had found out. Nothing on gossip magazines, forums, social networking sites… nothing apart from the odd rumour most fans dismissed. You had wondered if people just didn’t care about the two of you but he was in one of the most popular K-Pop groups of all time… and with that knowledge, your original theory was debunked immediately, leaving you to only assume that quite simply, no one had noticed.

Sehun reached for your hand under the heavily clothed, over-decorated table. The pair of you had never took such risks before but 7 months of being overly cautious, paranoid and just plain careful had its effects. You both agreed that you didn’t care anymore. In fact, you almost wanted people to find out. Bombarded with hate you may be, but at least you didn’t have to be so careful day in and day out. You’d be free to do as you wish, when you wished.

“EXO!” The booming of the MC announcing your boyfriend’s group as the Best Artist of The Year almost gave you 20 simultaneous heart attacks as you and Sehun quickly detached your hands from each other’s grasp. Sehun and the rest of the EXO members all stood up with nothing other than what can be described as pure astonishment painted on every one of their perfectly made up faces. Even though they have won a fair number of awards already, they are always so surprised and humble when they receive an award. The audience erupted into a sea of applause, with you clapping especially loudly and cheering for Sehun despite him being stood right next to you. Noticing this, he turned and smiled towards you, as if to say ‘thank you’, before making his way towards the stage with the rest of his members.

The MC handed the award to Suho, giving each member an encouraging hug and a few solid pats on the back. Suho gave his meticulously crafted thank you speech which never failed to move the hearts of EXO-Ls before Sehun was offered to speak.

“I just want to say thank you for the unbelievable dedication that EXO-Ls have given to us over the past years. Without your unwavering level of support, we would have never dreamed of being up here and doing what we do today. You were the people who made this all possible for us, so this award isn’t only for us, it’s for the EXO-Ls too! I also want to thank my members and family for constantly supporting me, even when I felt like giving up and a special thank you to my beautiful, amazing girlfriend,“ Sehun focused his gaze on you as your heart-raced so fast you thought you could pass out, “for coping with me and caring for me no matter how stressed or annoying I was. I love you. Thank you, everyone!” He finished, bowing at the audience who immediately cheered and clapped in response to his confession. Your members were nudging you, teasing you as they too cheered and cooed in your ear about how adorable that was and how lucky you were. You couldn’t help but smile as Sehun smiled back at you too from the stage.

“Can’t wait for the headlines and hate tomorrow.” Sehun sighed as he sat back down in the seat next to you. You simply shrugged in response, resting your head on his shoulder. You felt so relieved and free now that you were able to do that without the fear of anyone finding out about your now exposed secret. Sehun put your hands in his, facing down towards you. “We’ll get through it together, yeah?” “Yeah,” you replied, pecking him quickly on the lips with a slight smirk, “but my group will win the next Daesang Award.” Sehun simply chuckled, giving you a small smile. “If you say so.”

~ ~ ~



I had this realization last night as we hit 2 million views that this video is becoming a bigger movement, a bigger message than I could have ever dreamed of. Your passion and personal connection to this story warms my heart and I am constantly humbled and shocked by the kindness and love you are showing for my music and our video.  As I thought about what could be the next step into building the movement, I thought, how freaking awesome would it be if we made it to the VMAS in August?? If all of the sudden this indie chick popped up in the nominees with major label artists? To show the music industry you can do anything if you just have an honest message and the best fans in the world. It’s an extreme long shot, but if your down, I’m down :).

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VMAs add fan-voted Song of the Summer contest with 12 nominees

Fans can vote for their pick via Instagram and Twitter, using hashtags associated with each song (i.e. #WorthItVMA).

• Fifth Harmony — “Worth It”

Hashtag: #WorthItVMA

• Major Lazer feat. MØ — “Lean On”

Hashtag: #LeanOnVMA

• Omi — “Cheerleader”

Hashtag: #CheerleaderVMA

• Taylor Swift — “Bad Blood”

Hashtag: #BadBloodVMA

• David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj — “Hey Mama”

Hashtag: #HeyMamaVMA

• Fetty Wap — “My Way”

Hashtag: #MyWayVMA

• Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber — “Where Are U Now”

Hashtag: #WhereAreUNowVMA

• 5 Seconds of Summer — “She’s Kinda Hot”

Hashtag: #ShesKindaHotVMA

• Silento — “Watch Me”

Hashtag: #WatchMeVMA

• Demi Lovato — “Cool For the Summer”

Hashtag: #CoolForTheSummerVMA

• The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face”

Hashtag: #CantFeelMyFaceVMA

• Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky — “Good For You”

Hashtag: #GoodForYouVMA

The winner of this category, presented by Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, will be announced during the live VMAs pre-show on Aug. 30.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the national correspondent for The Atlantic and National Book Award nominee, will write Black Panther, one of Marvel’s premier superheroes next Spring. 

For the last few years, diversity, and the lack of it, in comic books has been a major discussion. Coates’s thoughtfulness and the way he writes about race and its relationship to politics, economics, and issues like mass incarceration is respected and virtually unmatched in this country. Coates is a major comic book fan, and described writing for Marvel as a “childhood dream.” The reality of Coates writing a black superhero is a gigantic step in an industry where female and non-white creators are still a minority fighting for their voices to be heard.

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