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Ready for the ultimate challenge? If you’ve been following from the start, then this year’s worth of vocabulary shall prove a mighty challenge for you - see how many words you can remember. Otherwise, if you’re new, here is a very long list of vocabulary to get you started! Good Luck!
I’m about to go attend a deaf event, so I decided to write this quick little list! A lot of my followers don’t know any ASL or even what ASL is (American Sign Language) , so here’s a guide for if you’re ever around Deaf people and how to respect them!
DO NOT use the term “hearing impaired”. Good willed people like to use it for political correctness, but to the Deaf Community, it’s offensive because they are proud to be Deaf. They embrace their deafness and the lifestyle that comes with it.
TAP, don’t YELL. Yes, unbelievable, I know. They’re deaf. So yelling in their faces won’t help you or them one bit. Besides that, waving obnoxiously to get a deaf persons’ attention is also rude. Simply give a little tap on the shoulder to alert them, unless you’re facing their front! If coming up from behind, give a little tap! If not, a small wave will be fine.
ASL is not a direct translation of English. It is its’ own language, something like Korean or Mandarin or French and so forth. ASL has its own grammar structure and rules, so signing direct English is technically incorrect. If you accidently sign in PSE (pigeon-signed-english) which is direct translation, whoever you are signing with will most likely remind you/correct you to sign in the technical structure.
ASL is not universal. There is no count of how many signed languages there are, just like how it’s difficult to get an accurate number of spoken languages! The point is, there is British Sign Language, German Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, and so on and so forth. For Deaf who go overseas frequently or attend international meetings, there is an improvised form of sign language, but not so much that it is a learned sign language.
If using an interpreter, talk directly to the deaf person. Facing the interpreter is like saying that the deaf person is not there, which is extremely rude. The interpreter will catch on and interpret even if you’re not facing them, that’s their job.
Breaking eye contact is rude. In the hearing world, eye contact isn’t as important because we can look at one thing but still listen to the speaker. In the deaf world, eye contact must be made while conversing to show respect.
“S…L…O…W…L…Y” is a no. Many deaf persons can read lips. Does that mean you should mouth every syllable of a word at a snails’ pace when talking to a deaf person? No. It’s like having the same done to you. Also, though it may be done with good intentions, it often comes off as stuck-up/having the higher power. Speak normally.
Don’t be scared! The Deaf Community loves to sign and help students learning ASL. If you have basic knowledge of it, then approach them politely and introduce yourself! Especially if at a deaf event, Deaf are more than happy to warmly greet you and sign. There’s no need to hold back! Just remember that Deaf Culture is different from Hearing.
I encourage you to learn ASL/your countrys’ sign language if you’re curious! Learn from classes, because online diagrams will not give you the correct forms. Sign language is a beautiful form of communication , along with the people in the community! Remember, every culture has its differences, and Deaf Culture is no exception!
Q1: What is your normal clothing like?
WONHO: Comfortable, easy to move around in.
Q2: Any hobbies?
WONHO: Exercise. Playing instruments while listening to music. I’m learning piano and guitar right now.
Q3: What is the first thing you do after you wake up?
WONHO: Put on clothes.
Q4: What 3 things would you bring to a stranded island?
WONHO: Futon, pillow, ramen.
Q5: If you had a superpower?
Q6: What is the last thing you want to eat before you die?
— TELL US ABOUT THE MEMBERS
Q1: In one phrase, what kind of group is MONSTA X?
WONHO: Gentle in appearance but tough in spirit. We might have a cute side, but when we decide to do something we go through with it with strong will.
Q2: What is your favourite MONSTA X song?
Q3: Which member has the biggest gap?
WONHO: Kihyun. He has a voice that can catch the hearts of many girls, but when I normally hear his voice it always feels like I’m being nagged (laughs).
Q4: Who is the most fashionable?
WONHO: Changkyun. His likes/dislikes are clear, and he has his own style. Also, officially he’s the member with the longest legs!
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.
EDIT: Alternatively, you can use velcro or snap buttons for this method, if you are not comfortable with using magnets on a headwear. The main idea of this tutorial is to introduce making 2 parts of the wig be detachable and exchangable. I used magnets because it was what I had at home at the time.
Wig Hacks Wednesday #2 !
Have 10 upcoming cosplays and all of them have undercut hairstyle? Fear not! You can make the most out of your undercut wig, and re-use them for all your undercut husbando’s with this simple method. (Info about wigs in pic listed below)
- Get heavy-duty small magnets. I got mine from Home Depot for about $6 for this 40-piece pack. You only need 10 magnets to complete one wig project at first, but getting a bigger pack will save you money in the long run
- Using a short base wig, flip it inside out and put it on a foam head. You should pad the foam head prior with papers so that the size is closest to your head size since foam head tends to run small. This is very important to get the right fit for the undercut
- Snip the wig lace around the head curve, leaving the undercut high enough to keep its shape on its own
- Trim the short base wig as short as you can without wefts showing through, spray and blow dry the hair down. At this point, use hot glue to attach the magnets around the wig near the top (2 magnets on the sides by the ears, 1 at the center back, and 2 inbetween)
- Grab 5 more magnets and stick each one to your magnets on the wig from previous step (no glue for this step)
- Place your half top wig on top of the foam head. Position it on all sides to make sure it can reach and cover all the magnets. If needed, use a small piece of fabric to fill in spaces so you have a flat surface for gluing rather than just wefts
- Put hot glue on the second set of magnets, and press the top wig down onto it. Do this one by one, start from the magnets on the sides by the ears, and work your way to the back
- Adjust the top wig hair and blend it with the undercut wig, using your fingers and hair spray
Now you’re ready to join a Korean boy band, ice skate to your own song, and hunt down some titans with this hairdo!
- make sure to press and hold until hot glue completely dry or magnets might fall off, low-temp works better if you have dual setting on your hot glue gun
- you can’t shampoo the undercut wig with the magnets so make sure to wear wig caps ALWAYS to pretect your wig from excess oil and sweat from your natural hair/head (nylon or stocking style of wig caps are great for this, plus it keeps your hair flat)
Wigs used in this tutorial: Rufio in Natural Black (CL-077), Jaguar in Sandy Brown (CL-071), and Caine in Black (CL-078) from Arda Wigs
Whee In: I want to try becoming a mother’s friend’s son* (*term used to describe someone who is perfect and good at everything. The term developed as Korean moms often compare their own kids with their friend’s son/daughters.)
Hwasa: I will have to pee while standing up then
— From MAMAMOO 2017 Season’s Greetings Trans by tgc.
WARNING: LONG POST ABOUT A CARAT’S LOVE FOR SEVENTEEN. IT’S THEIR ANNIVERSARY AND THE FEELS ARE JUST TOO MUCH
I never thought this would happen.
I never thought I would just ‘Slip into the Shining life’
I never thought I would be a Carat.
I fist discovered Seventeen with Adore U, their debut. But at that point I had only joined the kpop fandom for a few months and only liked older groups. I thought ‘how can someone Stan young groups?’ And so many of them…. I just learnt the names of Exo and Super Junior, how will I learn them too?!’
While the US military was invading and terrorizing the people of Korea in the early 1950s, the Korean and Chinese People’s Armies reached out to Black soldiers in the invading army:
“Did you ever stop to think why you should be in Korea, fighting other colored people, while lynchings, murders and insults pile up against the Negro people at home?”
Half of Korea was already occupied by the US. And in the other half, carpet bombing campaigns killed millions of people, including Korean civilians and children. The Koreans however, under the leadership of comrade Kim Il Sung, never wavered in their commitment to revolutionary socialist internationalism.
They spoke TO the Black soldiers, whom they understood were also oppressed by the white supremacist US invading force: “We are not trying to turn you against the white soldiers. They are in the same boat as you. They are sent here to be killed for the Big Money, for Big Business profits like you are. We think that you, having been oppressed, can understand this more quickly than they do. But many of them are beginning to understand it too. […] Americans, black and white, unite and fight for peace!
"The Chinese and Koreans are fighting for their own homes and borders. We didn’t come five thousand miles across the sea to fight. We didn’t come to America with guns and bombs and we never will. Don’t risk your lives here. Ask to go home where you can fight for your own rights as a human being. Leave us at peace in our homes here.
“Your friends, The Korean People’s Army; The Chinese People’s Volunteers”
Asking idols to speak in English. Doesn’t matter Whether they can or they can’t.
Asking for your bias when they are not the ones broadcasting and/or are clearly not present.
Spamming comments asking for them to do/say something for you. They are not a performing monkey. Once or twice ok, but stop copying and pasting the same thing 400 times.
Asking people who have left idol groups why they left or to talk about the group/members.
“Any army here? XD”
Bringing up other idols/groups on broadcasts/videos/posts not relevant to them.
Asking “who is this?/who are you?” When it’s been answered already mUlTipLe times and is in the tiTLe/DescriptiOn OF THE VIDEO/BROADCAST.
Referring to any idol sibling as “sibling of -insert name of more famous sibling-” instead of their own name.
Boy groups Vs Girl groups
Sexy Vs Cute
Saying inappropriate or sexual things DIRECTLY to idols.
Stanning strictly because of looks then Unstanning when they change up.
Private messaging idols, especially with nude photos.
Spreading leaked videos or photos.
“OMG THEY LOOK LIKE -insert Bangtan member-”
Trying to force people to believe your group is superior
KHipHop rappers VS Idol rappers
Annoying Sungoh of 24K cause you think he looks like V
Annoying Haewon of L.A.U because you saw his photo being used in a smutty Jin imagine.
Tagging THIS as BTS members. It’s B:ETA and J:ETA from ALPHABAT.
Trying to make them conform to your standards and way of thinking.
Perving on underage idols. Particularly if you are over 18.
Criticizing their bodies. Too fat, too skinny, no abs etc.
Attacking any girl within a 50 mile radius of oppa. Hate all you want to your friends and on your personal media but do not go to these girls (or guys cause I’ve seen that too) accounts and rage against them. You have no fucking right ok?
HanJoo and shoving ships into idols faces even after they’ve expressed their dislike for it. Again, keep it private.
Assuming Idol’s sexuality and/or asking them about it.
Seriously telling other fans to stay away from your bias as If you own them.
Koreaboos and random Korean that you learned from google.
“I only care about ‘x’ member.”
Putting down and/or disrespecting older or lesser known groups.
Calling members who leave groups traitors and treating them like they’ve done something wrong
Not letting idols be human
Not giving them the basic respect and courtesy every human deserves
(cnn) the tour was shinee’s first in north america, taking in dallas, los angeles and canada. at the weekend, the k-pop powerhouse performed in hong kong, and on june 11 in taipei.
“‘the thought of going to see our fans that have been supporting us from so far away made my heart flutter a bit,” said band member lee tae-min, 23, known as “taemin.”
finding and appreciating k-pop fans
in dallas and los angeles, lee and the rest of shinee band members spoke english between the songs, sharing how much they appreciated fans learning korean and their own love for american food, like in-n-out burgers.
unlike the now typical mercurial k-pop bands, shinee has been around for almost a decade, constantly evolving their look and sound. fans, known as “shawols,” are drawn to shinee for their dance choreography, along with their unique mix of r&b, electronica, rap and rock.
in the last year, several k-pop bands disbanded for various reasons, including scandal. but, one of the reasons for shinee’s longevity, said shekar, is the group’s “zero controversy … every member has held a pristine reputation and have earned themselves an incredible reputation with korean and international fans.”
los angeles-based production company subkulture entertainment was able to almost sell out shinee’s us concerts by targeting fans online, like grant who discovered shinee through youtube.
“our customer base, like most millennials are very internet savvy and acquire most of their information about k-pop via social media (twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, etc.), which is where we like to focus the majority of our marketing efforts,” said subkulture entertainment ceo derek lee.
but now in their 20s, shinee members are growing out of their “boy band” and “princes of k-pop” monikers. they are also near the age of military enlistment for south korean males, a destiny that threatens to tear other bands like big bang apart.
and while shinee declined to talk about the military, they do plan to perform in the us again sometime soon.
“we hope that through our tour, k-pop and k-pop concerts will continue to leave a mark on a market as big as the us,” said taemin.
If the Korean police were trying to cover their own asses, I hope the hammer comes down HARD on them
1. Allowed TOP to overdose in police barracks under their watch
2. Didn’t immediately bring him to the hospital for medical treatment when he wouldn’t wake up the first time
3. Prevented him from attending his psychiatry appointment a few days prior (although we don’t know why he didn’t attend right now)
4. Lied to the public about his condition