occupational diseases

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ALERT TO SAGEUK GEEKS - JOO WON IS WEARING JI CHANG WOOK’S IMPERIAL WARDROBE FOR HIS CHINA STAY. And even the extras in the chinese scenes are wearing the armor and costumes from Empress Ki.

I think this must be some sort of occupational disease because I can recognize pretty much every location My Sassy Girl uses from other shows - Moon Lovers, Faith, Jang Ok Jung,… - it has become a sort of a game for me to recognize them and the costumes. This happens when you reach a point in your life where you’ve seen one too many sageuk drama. Anyway, now I’m tempted to re-watch Empress Ki again and gush over Baby Emperor’s bishie handsomeness and his undying love for Nyang.

G-dragon - Outro: Divina Commedia

English Translation

They say dragons rise from humble beginnings
If it’s not family, it’s gonna be a complete stranger, I dunno
April showers bring May flowers
(Divina Commedia)
Out of an uneventful basement, a star is born
They say self radiance is an occupational disease
‘NURSE’ Heal me
I’ll pay you more
I’ll be your Billionaire
‘PRINCE’
I’m only 30 years old, is it weird?
It’s normal right?
When other people are growing, I’ve got medals
I’m a little short

Mom, don’t worry about me
I’m not the problem, I’m the solution to the problem
I get the feeling, initialization. In the name of ‘inspiration’

Right? Wrong?
Who’s in the wrong, everything is an irony
Right? Wrong?
Get it? No. Does it make sense? No
Mom, don’t worry about me
I’m not the problem, I’m the solution to the problem
I get the feeling, initialization. In the name of ‘inspiration’
(Divina Commedia)

Gone. I’m Numb. I’m Numb. Yea, I am
Gone. I’m Numb. I’m Numb. Yea, I am
Gone. I’m Numb. I’m Numb. Yea, I am
Gone. I’m Numb. I’m Numb. Yea, I am

Why do they say life is a comedy?
Do we laugh and cry in the same breath?
What is my current expression?
What kind of face is it? A mask of pretense
I self-hypnotize like there’s no tomorrow
I trade my life so I can eat and live well
How much does a name cost
(You’ll pay?)
Call me if you’re curious
(To. Taehee)
Success? Going nuts and begging
And trying so hard does what
Who’s gonna acknowledge that?
I’ve been there, Suck-ass
Everything comes at once
If life make a wave, you ride it
Swervin’ Surfin’ Dive in
Don’t get Swept Away

Right? Wrong?
Who’s in the wrong, everything is an irony
Right? Wrong?
Get it? No. Does it make sense? No
Mom, don’t worry about me
I’m not the problem, I’m the solution to the problem
I get the feeling, initialization. In the name of ‘inspiration’
(Divina Commedia)

We all live in our own world
(On stage)
Pre-production, production, screenplay, direction, be the protagonist
(In your dreams)
‘Unreality is surrealism

“In case I don’t see ya
Good-afternoon
Good-evenin’ and good-night…”

Right? Wrong?
Who’s in the wrong, everything is an irony
Right? Wrong?
Get it? No. Does it make sense? No
Mom, don’t worry about me
I’m not the problem, I’m the solution to the problem
I get the feeling, initialization. In the name of ‘inspiration’
(Divina Commedia)

Gone. I’m Numb. I’m Numb. Yea, I am
Gone. I’m Numb. I’m Numb. Yea, I am
Gone. I’m Numb. I’m Numb. Yea, I am
Gone. I’m Numb. I’m Numb. Yea, I am

(Divina Commedia)

‘Fate’ / Word Prompts

You can change the pronouns / nouns as needed

  1. FATE is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.” 
  2. “Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a FATE. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.”
  3. “Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who’s trying to rescue you from a hideous FATE is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.”
  4. “Do not be afraid; our FATE cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.” 
  5. “We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that’s like saying you can never change your FATE.”
  6. “ I am the master of my FATE: I am the captain of my soul.”
  7. “If you can’t change your FATE, change your attitude.”
  8. “If you don’t like the hand that FATE’S dealt you, fight for a new one.”
  9. “The FATE of your heart is your choice and no one else gets a vote”
  10. “You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, FATE, and what’s written in the stars.”
  11. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it FATE.”
  12. “Accept the things to which FATE binds you, and love the people with whom FATE brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”
  13. “All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were FATE to exile the rest of me from your presence forever.”
  14. “Maybe there isn’t such a thing as FATE. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them.”
  15. “Men at some time are masters of their FATES. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
  16. “When two people are meant to be together, they will be together. It’s FATE.” 
  17. “ I do believe in FATE and destiny, but I also believe we are only FATED to do the things that we’d choose anyway.”
  18. “But if something was really important, FATE made sure it somehow came back to you and gave you another chance.”
  19. “It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the FATE of unrequited love.”
  20. “ Is the way I look a coincidence or just a twist of FATE? “
  21. “I hate FATE. I don’t believe in her. Unfortunately, I think the bitch believes in me.”
  22. “Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that’s like saying you can never change your FATE. Isn’t that true?”
  23. FATE is a very weighty word to throw around before breakfast.”
  24. FATE gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we’ve loved them, left them, or fought them.”
  25. “Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. FATE is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it.”
  26. “Coincidence is just the conformist term for FATE.”
  27. “We can’t choose our FATE, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.”
  28. “You can’t outwit FATE by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. and if you don’t play you can’t win.” 
  29. “Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are FATED by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.”
  30. “You often meet your FATE on the road you take to avoid it.”
  31. FATE, I think, is a thief.”
  32. “Pluck up your hearts, since FATE still rests our friend.”
  33. “I don’t trust society to protect us, I have no intention of placing my FATE in the hands of men whose only qualification is that they managed to con a block of people to vote for them.”
  34. “Kisses are a better FATE than wisdom.”
  35. “Whether or not you believe in FATE comes down to one thing: who do you blame when something goes wrong. ”
  36. “Happiness, you see, its just an illusion of FATE, a heavenly sleight of hand designed to make you believe in fairy tales. But there’s no happily ever after. You’ll only find happy endings in books. Some books.”
  37. FATE loves the fearless.”
  38. “Is FATE getting what you deserve, or deserving what you get?”
  39. “Whatever our FATE is or may be, we have made it and do not complain of it.“
  40. “At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by FATE. That’s the world’s greatest lie.”
  41. “That’s it. FATE is a fickle whore. We’re not going. Take your clothes off and get back in my bed.”
  42. “Take it from me, FATE doesn’t care most of the time.”
  43. “NOT everyone in this world has the FATE to cherish the fullest form of love. Some are born ,just to experience the abbreviation of it.”
  44. "I am whoever the keepers of my FATE tell me to be.”
  45. “Was there any FATE more bitter than to get what you long for most, when it’s too late?”
  46. “We are all subject to the FATES. But we must act as if we are not, or die of despair.”
  47. “Luck is what happens to you when FATE gets tired of waiting”
  48. “If you try to cure evil with evil, you will add more pain to your FATE.”
  49. “If FATE doesn’t make you laugh, you just don’t get the joke.”
  50. “Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a FATE more cruel.”
  51. FATE has a way of getting what she wants, no matter how we try to avoid it.”
  52. “Its a beautiful woman’s FATE to be the subject of conversation where ever she goes”
  53. “I guess the sacrifice of my dignity is the only thing that will save us now. The things I endure for love. The FATES laugh at my torment.”
  54. “Every person has the power to change their FATE if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.”
  55. “It is a sad FATE for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.”
  56. FATE is the magnetic pull of our souls toward the people, places, and things we belong with.”
  57. “We are still masters of our FATE. We are still captains of our souls.”
  58. “The thing about FATE is, are you the master of your FATE, or are the stars?”
  59. “Love cannot save you from your own FATE.”
  60. “You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went, you can curse the FATES, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.”
Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.
—  Jeanette Winterson

askringmaster-deactivated201509  asked:

Hello, I'm the anon from yesterday who asked you if you had any tips or any links on how to write about a sick diseased not mental character. Since my iPad was being sketchy yesterday, I wasn't sure if you had gotten the other thing I had sent. I was looking for tips on how to write about character with respiratory illnesses, or a matter of fact any illness that involves breathing problems fever delirium, the whole nine yards. If you can help thank you, if you can't,still thank you for trying.

Hello! Yes I did get your message. Sorry for the delay, had to fly back to Toronto and unpack. I’m not well-versed with this but here are a few resources that you can perhaps look at. 

I think the most important thing about writing a character with an illness is not to make it simply as a plot device. Try to flesh out your character like any other, and make the disease a factor that affects their behaviour which then triggers on mental health. You can make them tell everyone or not. Diseases are easy to hide sometimes and some people don’t feel comfortable as being labeled at that one thing, especially someone with a lung disease.

Second is to make sure that the discovery process of this disease is genuine. People often find out by going to the doctors after some warning sign. I know someone who has chronic bronchitis but didn’t even realize until one day in Drama class our voice teacher pointed out that she couldn’t breathe into her stomach. She went to the doctors and found out. So, make sure you research personal stories about lung diseases and take inspiration from that.

Third, in regards to breathing problems, they might be a symptom of some other kind of important disease in the body. So make sure that, again, do your research and pick a lung disease that you can understand and explore the experiences of.

Hope that helps!

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Phossy Jaw

Phossy jaw is an occupational disease of those who work with white phosphorus without proper safeguards. It was most commonly seen in workers in the match industry in the 19th and early 20th century.

Those with phossy jaw would begin suffering painful toothaches and swelling of the gums. Over time, the jaw bone would begin to abscess. Affected bones would glow a greenish-white colour in the dark. 

It also caused serious brain damage. Surgical removal of the afflicted jaw bones could save the patient; otherwise, death from organ failure would follow. The disease was extremely painful and disfiguring to the patient. (Source)

Writers and filmakers, that is, people who describe the world, suffer from an occupational disease. They never experience moments in life quite spontaneously. You always look at yourself from the outside. Even as a child I always observed myself and the world. I believe that everyone who chooses this path in any way, who chooses to be a describer of life, suffers from this condition. It’s like a mental obsession. It can be a great pity too. It robs you of a certain joy in spontaneity.
—  Michael Haneke, from My Life (2009)

Jin said his ‘occupational disease’ is when he look at someone for more than 3 seconds, he will wink. Then Namjoon said please don’t do that to random strangers. Then Jin replied that once he was in a broadcast station, he made an eye contact with a male staff and winked at him out of habit. And the staff gave an awkward smile. Jin said he felt bad for winking at the male staff. XDD

[Hedwig Rewind #2] [May 2011] The Musical Magazine

I thought that Kim Dongwan in Hedwig was really an unexpected casting.
It was a little unexpected for me too.  Why did I say I would do it (laughs).  I must’ve been crazy. Hahaha.
 
You knew about a production called Hedwig before right?  What was the decisive reason to appear in it?
I had absolutely no greed about the musical genre.  It was because it looked difficult and I didn’t think I could show more than what musical actors do.  So while I didn’t really want to do musicals, I had the thought that if it was Hedwig, I’d like to try it.  You see, it’s like this.  You have this vague expectation or curiosity about skydiving.  You want to try it but it’s a little scary.  However, if your friend asks “Wanna try it?,” you say “Sure” and try it out.  My feelings [about Hedwig] were similar to that.            

Then you must’ve not had a time of hesitation before making the decision to appear. 
I didn’t.  If it was something to agonize over, I wouldn’t do it.  It’s more a matter of whether that conviction stands or not.  If it was something to agonize over, I know that it is not mine. 

Who did you tell first that you were going to do Hedwig?
I didn’t tell anyone. 

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