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The gentle pull of a tide that rolls over and over again and by the sheer nature of its essence it becomes an indestructible will- ripping out sand- eroding what was before it- without a care… a transformational monster-becoming the madness and frenzy of a truly bulletproof wave. I’m not just here for your love, I’m here for all of the love. An overdose of dopamine- we are living inside of M A  N   I    A right now. the never sleeping, never blinking- caught forever in the sunshine riptide. -pw

Welcome to M A  N   I    A - a Fall Out Boy LP. Here’s act #1 “Young and Menace” - video + download/stream.

M A  N   I    A arrives in full September 15th (expect many surprises before then). The M A  N   I    A Tour begins in the U.S. on October 20th. Pre-order the album through our webstore by Sunday night to get a pre-sale code to purchase tickets/VIP packages before anyone else on Monday at 10am local time. To make things easier, and as a thank you to the early birds (helping you catch that 🐛), bundles are being discounted from now through Sunday night. Starting on Monday, bundle prices will go up.

If you can’t get your hands on a bundle this weekend, sign up to our mailing list by Monday morning. A code will get sent out on Monday in the afternoon for you to use on Tuesday. Everyone else will have to wait until Friday when general on sale starts.

Also we’re proud to announce that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund. We created the fund as a way to give back to charities in our hometown of Chicago.

October 20th - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
October 21st - Saint Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
October 22nd - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
October 24th - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
October 25th - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
October 27th - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
October 28th - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 29th - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
November 2nd - Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena
November 3rd - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
November 4th - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
November 5th - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
November 7th - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
November 8th - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
November 10th - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
November 12th - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
November 14th - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
November 15th - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
November 17th - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
November 18th - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

p.s. Chicago, we didn’t forget about you on the tour. We’re planning something special 💜

25-10-17

Aries: It’s amazing what you can accomplish out of pure spite.

Taurus: Rain falls. Plants die. Children grow. The goblins rise from their underground city to enslave all mankind.

Gemini: Wear your Sunday Best. Or your Thursday Best. Whichever makes you feel the most fancy.

Cancer: Yeah, no shit fire hurts. You dumbass.

Leo: Oh, but the devil is so beautiful.

Virgo: Pinning over cute humans is okay. Pining over potatoes…is even more okay. That’s a damn cute potato.

Libra: Smushing your butt into a pile of clay, covering it in glitter, and calling it art is 100% acceptable if that’s what makes you happy.

Scorpio: You have got to be kidding.

Sagittarius: Consider the lilies of the field.
This isn’t going anywhere, we just want you to consider them. They don’t get enough attention.

Capricorn: If there are little bits of ivy growing from between your toes, it may be cause for alarm.

Aquarius: It’s just as you suspect - Nothing is real until your touch it. Until then it’s all particles of space dust and impressive holographs.

Pisces: Bundling yourself into a cocoon of blankets and making bird-noises at everyone is a weird form of self-care, but you do you, man. 

MY SECRET SESSION STORY:

it all began when taylor nation followed me on tumblr on october 11th. they then messaged me on tumblr on saturday night. i’m not going to go into detail about the message because it’s *confidential*. 👀 they then called me the next day and told me i was invited to a secret event in nashville and asked if i’d like to attend, i wasn’t sure if i’d be able to make it on such short notice but my mom told me accept the invite and that we’d figure a way to get there. we dropped everything and started driving to nashville on tuesday morning and got to nashville on wednesday.

i arrived to the secret location and got checked in and met so many people including bree!! it was honestly so surreal and everything felt FAKE. we got onto the bus and the driver drove us to taylor’s parents house and we could see TAYLOR’S HAND THROUGH THE BLINDS TAKING PICTURES OF THE BUS ARRIVING. I HONESTLY WAS SO SHOOK.

we then went into the pool area and ate food and i got to talk to a bunch of amazing people. THEN TAYLOR’S PARENTS CAME OUT. i got to talk to them but i obviously can’t talk about what they said because that’s *confidential* 👀 but let’s just say, THEY KNEW WHO I WAS.

i then had to use the bathroom so the security let me inside the house to use the bathroom and when i came out taylor’s entire team was waiting for me, they told me to wait and one of them was like “niko, this is going to be very exciting” AND MY POOR LITTLE HEART STARTED BEATING SO FAST. they then took me into the room where the secret session was going to be held and told me that i could CHOOSE WHEREVER I WANTED TO SIT BEFORE THEY LET ANYONE IN THE HOUSE. i obviously picked the floor pillows that was TWO INCHES AWAY FROM THE CHAIR TAYLOR WOULD BE SITTING IN.

everyone then came in the room and sat on the floor cushions. we had to wait about 20 minutes before TAYLOR SWIFT WALKED IN THE ROOM WITH ABIGAIL. i didn’t get to hear what she said as she walked in because everyone was screaming, including myself. she looked so GENUINELY HAPPY AND EXCITED. she then pointed to abigail and said “SHE JUST GOT MARRIED” and abigail started flaunting her ring. IT WAS LITERALLY SO ICONIC.

taylor then walked to her chair and sat down and instantly locked her EYES ON ME. SHE HAD THE BIGGEST SMILE ON HER FACE AND SAID “oh, hi there niko!!!” AND PUT HER HAND OUT SO SHE COULD HOLD MY HAND. YOUR BOY WAS VERY SHOOK.

she then started playing the album but that’s all *CONFIDENTIAL* 👀

taylor literally talked to me during the actual secret session. she kept grabbing my hands and dancing with me. *shook*

before she played LWYMMD she told us all to GET UP and DANCE WITH HER. as soon as i got up TAYLOR LITERALLY GRABBED MY WATER BOTTLE AND THREW IT ON HER CHAIR AND GRABBED MY HANDS AND STARTED DANCING WITH ME WHILE SCREAMING THE SONG IN MY FACE. SHE EVEN MADE ME TWIRL HER. BEST DANCE OF MY LIFE.

((the album is so good btw y’all are going to be wigless on november 10th))

once the album was over we all got in line to meet her and someone from taylor nation called my name and two other people because SHE WANTED TO MEET US IMMEDIATELY.

as i walked down the stairs taylor has the biggest smile on her face and opened her arms and said “NIKO!!!” and she HUGGED ME. she then hugged my mom and started telling my mom how i’m the sweetest person in this fandom and how everyone loves me and i’m the peace keeper. she even said i was the key to this community. (it took everything in me not to ugly cry in front of her)

she then looked at me and complimented my outfit by saying “YOU LOOK SO SHARP” and i thanked her and said “really? i picked out this outfit last minute!”

i then told her how much i loved the new album and at one point of the conversation i started chanting “GRAMMYS GRAMMYS GRAMMYS” and she started jumping up and down laughing and said “YEAHHHHH!!!” and then gave me a high five. (best high five i’ve ever received)

i was then able to tell her how i was born profoundly deaf and how grateful i am to hear her music and she was holding my hands the entire time while looking directly into my eyes. she looked so caring and loving.

i also thanked her for giving us a platform to make friends. i told her that i don’t have any friends but because of her i was able to meet my two best friends, kylee and makenna aka @justreputatixn and @this-luv

she was like “what are you talking about you have no friends??? EVERYONE LOVES YOU” and then i was like “OK BUT I DON’T HAVE REAL LIFE FRIENDS” and then she just hugged me so tightly. my mom then chimed in and told her how me, kylee and makenna met and went to see ed at the divide tour and she just smiled and said “good kids, good kids” she then told me to say hi to kylee and makenna for her and i told her she should definitely follow them on tumblr and she said she would once she stalked me. a WOMAN™

she then asked what poses i wanted to do and i asked for just a hugging picture and one with my mom. we took our picture and i asked if i could hold the grammy in the picture with my mom and she said “wouldn’t you rather hold a moonman? this is the one that got stolen” and she started laughing and my mouth literally DROPPED. so i obviously took that one while my mom took the grammy.

i then turned to her and was like “ok. you need to perform all you had to do was stay in houston because i’m still mad that you cut it off the setlist” and she started laughing and said “I ALWAYS SEE YOU BEING MAD AT ME FOR THAT” AND WE BOTH STARTED LAUGHING. THEN SHE GRABBED MY FACE AND SAID “NIKO YOU’RE SO CUTE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. WHY AREN’T WE BEST FRIENDS?” THEN I WAS LIKE “MAKE IT HAPPEN.” so, if taylor performs it in houston, y’all know who to thank.

i then hugged her again and told her that i loved her so much and it was honestly the best hug ever.

as i started getting ready to leave, i said “don’t become a stranger. i’ll see you on the internet” then she did something that i can’t mention yet because it’s *confidential* 👀

i then got in the bus and i was so very shook. i got to sit across from bree and we talked about what had just happened and we were both in shock about everything that just had happened.

i then went back to my hotel and ate mcdonald’s and fell asleep with the biggest smile on my face. ❤️🍔🍟❤️

i have never felt so special in my life and i honestly cannot thank taylor enough for inviting me to her parents house so i could listen to her album 15 days early and for being so amazing and kindhearted towards me. i will NEVER forget these memories.

long live october 25th 2017 ❣️

Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas for prompts! We have the final prompt list now, just roughly a month out now until the week starts. We decided to have 14 themes in total, two each day, in order to allow a variety of content. You can make something for one, both, or tie the two themes together – there are no hard or fast rules to this, just that you have fun. And celebrate our best boy in any way you like!

OTABEK WEEK 2017 SCHEDULE


Wednesday, October 25th: Biker | Travel
Thursday, October 26th: Hero of Kazakhstan | Beka Bear
Friday, October 27th: Good Boy | Bad Boy
Saturday, October 28th: DJ / Music | Social Media
Sunday, October 29th: Favorite Ship | Family & Friends
Monday, October 30th: AU/Crossover | Past/Future
Tuesday, October 31st: Birthday | Free day!

We are looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! Feel free to interpret these prompts however you like. If you have any questions about the prompts or week, our inbox is always open!  👍

A Beginner’s Guide to Pentagon

A/N: Recently I’ve been speaking of helping people getting into groups and someone asked for help on how to get into Pentagon. So I have now provided everything you need before diving into this incredible group. Enjoy the ride!

Originally posted by jinhoshands

^ Get it, the ride?

General information:

Pentagon is a ten member group under Cube Entertainment which also has groups like BTOB, CLC and Hyuna (previously also 4Minute and Beast). 

They debuted on October 10th 2016 with their first mini album called ‘Pentagon’ and the title track ’Gorilla’: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9pJQkZVuTA

On December 7th they came back with the 2nd mini album called ‘Five Senses’ and the title track ’Can You Feel It?’: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_Dz-hOiZUE

They later released an MV for another song on 'Five Senses’ called ’Pretty Pretty’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ggyu3ZTFvA 


Pentagon maker

Before debuting, they had to go through a survival show with several challenges so they could prove themselves to be a true idol with five qualites that makes into a Pentagon: Talent, Teamwork, Mind, Dance & Performance. 

Here is a link to all the episodes subbed


Variety Shows

When it comes to variety shows, they have been on Weekly Idol (with Victon & Momoland), After School Club, Pops in Seoul and HEYO TV. 

You can find all those appearances in this YouTube playlist along with many other videos of them, most with English subtitles


Members

Now onto member profiles, I’m not going to write thoroughly about their personalities, as I did so in this post, but I will give you their general information:  

Jo Jinho 

  • Born: April 17th 1992 
  • Height: 166cm (realistically)
  • Position: Main Vocal 
  • Formerly a member of SM the Ballad 

Originally posted by pentamomma

Lee Hwitaek (Hui) 

  • Born: August 28th 1993 
  • Height: Ca. 174cm 
  • Position: Leader, Main Vocal 

Originally posted by justhuiling

Yang Hongseok 

  • Born: April 17th 1994 
  • Height: Ca. 181cm 
  • Position: Lead Vocal 
  • Was a contestant on Mix & Match with iKON 

Originally posted by edawnnie

Kim Hyojung (E'Dawn) 

  • Born: June 1st 1994 
  • Height: Ca. 173cm 
  • Position: Lead rapper, Lead dancer 
  • Has stepped in for Ilhoon in Hyuna’s Roll Deep stages 

Originally posted by edawnn

Go Shinwon 

  • Born: December 11th 1995 
  • Height: Ca. 184cm 
  • Position: Vocal 

Originally posted by smalljino

Yeo Changgu (Yeo One) 

  • Born: March 27th 1996 
  • Height: Ca. 176cm 
  • Position: Lead Vocal 

Originally posted by yeo1

^ft. E’Dawn to the left

Yan An 

  • Born: October 25th 1996 
  • Height: Ca. 186cm 
  • Position: Vocal 
  • He is Chinese 

Originally posted by kinorth

Adachi Yuto 

  • Born: 23rd of January 1998 
  • Height: Ca. 182cm 
  • Position: Main Rapper 
  • He is Japanese 

Originally posted by mistressnicey15

Kang Hyunggu (Kino) 

  • Born: 27th of January 1998 
  • Height: Ca. 174cm 
  • Position: Vocal, Main Dancer, Face of the Group 

Originally posted by pen1ag0n

Jung Wooseok 

  • Born: 31st of January 1998 
  • Height: Ca. 188cm 
  • Position: Main rapper, Maknae 

Originally posted by softsnuper

Additional info

If you are looking for sources for good Pentagon content on Tumblr, I suggest you follow these blogs: 

 If you have any other questions, feel free to message me - I’m happy to help!

V excited to announce that Blackbear is coming along on the M A N I A Tour this fall!

East Coast, your tickets just went on sale, go get them! Just a reminder Philadelphia starts at 11am today, Brooklyn + Atlanta at 12pm today & Toronto tomorrow at 10am.

October 20th - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena - (Tickets)
October 21st - Saint Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center - (Tickets)
October 22nd - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center - (Tickets)
October 24th - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena - (Tickets)
October 25th - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre - on sale 5/6 @ 10am EST - (Tickets)
October 27th - Boston, MA @ TD Garden - (Tickets)
October 28th - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center - on sale 5/5 @ 12pm EST - (Tickets)
October 29th - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center - on sale 5/5 @ 11am EST - (Tickets)
November 2nd - Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena - (Tickets)
November 3rd - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center - (Tickets)
November 4th - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena - on sale 5/5 @ 12pm EST - (Tickets)
November 5th - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena - (Tickets)
November 7th - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center - (Tickets)
November 8th - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center - (Tickets)
November 10th - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center - (Tickets)
November 12th - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena - (Tickets)
November 14th - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena - (Tickets)
November 15th - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena - (Tickets)
November 17th - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum - (Tickets)
November 18th - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena - (Tickets)