okay i'll try not to post any more of his tweets

the-childrens-era  asked:

From what I understand, correct me if I'm wrong, you mostly taught yourself Korean. Do you have any study tips or just miscellaneous tips for those of use wanting to learn Korean or any other language?

Omg. So you’re self-taught in Korean, Kylie? That’s awesome!! How did u do it? Give us tips please! I’ve already learned to read hangul but how/where can I learn/improve vocab and grammar?

Do you have any tips for someone who’s trying to learn Korean?

hi!! how did you pick up korean, and how long did it take you? thank you :)

Do you have any tips for learning Korean? I really want to start but I am not sure of the best method.

Is there any material you would be able to recommend for an English speaker self teaching themselves Korean? If so, thank you!

Okay, so I’m gonna write a lot write now so be prepared. I’ll break it up into sections.

How I learned Korean (to the level I am at right now):

I started learning Korean naturally during 8th grade (2010) or so. I had a really close friend who would teach me Korean words and by this time I was into a few K-pop groups (mainly SHINee) and watched a few Korean dramas. Out of interest in learning new language, I decided to teach myself how to read and write in Korean. Once I hit the summer before my freshman year, I met another really close friend who introduced me to more and more groups and showed me Korean shows. This is probably when I got really into Korean music, culture, etc. I began finding more shows by myself, became more active in fandoms through Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Before I knew it, watching these variety shows, dramas, videos, and reading lyrics allowed me to pick up the language. I never had a formal education as my school (high school and university) did not/do not provide the language. However because of this, most of the Korean I know is conversational and I am most confident in understanding (instead of writing, speaking). Although I translate, I am by no means fluent in the language, although I soon hope to be!

Tips on learning Korean (or any language):

1. Start off by learning hangul or the Korean writing system (or “alphabet”). You can do this by looking up a table of the characters online. 

2. Begin practicing by reading lyrics, tweets by BTS, whatever you can get your hands on. You don’t have to know what you are saying, but it is important to practice and solidify your knowledge of hangul.

3. Figure out your learning style. If you are an auditory learner, try watching videos in Korean like variety shows and dramas (not historical). Read the subtitles carefully and be aware of the words you are hearing as you are reading. I feel like many people unintentionally tune out the audio of a video when watching videos in Korean. If you stay aware, it will be much easier to pick up the language. This is how I picked up Korean. Other ways to learn are through more traditional methods like textbooks and workbooks. If you don’t want physical textbooks there are many apps and online sites that provide PDFs and even podcasts. I don’t use online sites, but I have heard a lot about Talk To Me In Korean.

4. Stay motivated. I know it is really difficult, especially if English is your only language, but you really have to want to learn the language. If you have no interest or motivation, I’m sad to say this, but you won’t be able to learn the language since there is no teacher to force you to learn as there would be in a classroom setting. 

5. Practice/study regularly. I think all people who have learned a language in high school can say this with confidence. If you don’t practice/study the language regularly, all of what you have learned will just fade from your memory. 

Material for learning Korean:

I always refer to this guide, but Tumblr user hobuing made a post as to how she learned Korean and it has a few links to sites and PDFs [here]. 

What do I do when I don’t know a word in Korean: 

Naturally as I am not fluent, I don’t know all the words that I read. When this happens DO NOT USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE. Google Translate is absolutely horrible when translating (at least for Asian languages). I look up words on endic.naver.com (to find the direct English meaning) or dic.naver.com (to find the Korean definition of a word). As slang isn’t present in a typical dictionary, for slang that I don’t know I often google “____ 뜻" (____ meaning) and read what Korean people say the slang means.

- Kylie

as promised: the fetishism callout post!

let me just begin by saying there's nothing wrong with finding any of the cast members attractive. this is an EXTREMELY attractive cast. everyone is so FINE I bet even the folks backstage who we don't see are gorgeous. Its okay to be sexually attracted to them too! We've all made posts professing our love to the cast, which is perfectly fine!! Right now you're looking at Leslie Odom Jr's fiancé! we good!!

but ya see there's a big difference between "anthony ramos is my sweet freckled child <333" and "I want anthony to shove his #thicc cock inside of me and ten other cast members at the same time but also freckles uwu"

You see the difference right?? Right??????

I don't have anything against writing smut about the characters (who, yes, are technically real people but they've been dead for literal centuries ok. Let it go) but it just gets weird REEAAAAL fast when u say the same thing about musical!John Laurens and the real live human being Anthony Ramos. It gets even weirder when u talk about the cast members in this way in relations to each other??? Shipping real people in a serious, unironic way is just a lil :/// to me (I say "serious, unironic way" bc I do write rpf with my friend but its a Huge Joke™ and nonsexual and come on I don't actually ship sandra bullock and steve harvey together ok). I mean Anthony is quite frankly dating Jasmine Cephas Jones.....it's a legitimate fact. There are pictures. It's on Wikipedia. They're in LOVE and its PRECIOUS and they're gonna get MARRIED eventually so why tf r yall writing about him bottoming for Lin????????

And Lin!!! He has a beautiful WIFE AND SON. You can speculate about his sexuality, NOT PUBLICLY BC HE SEES THINGS, but that's fine if u honestly must??? (although he tweeted that he was straight once during his "grease live" livetweeting so......like......). U can talk about how cute he and jonathan groff are! But y'all don't stop there do u? Bc one second ur talkin about them being cute and then a sentence later it's all "and then he SUCKED his BIG FAT DICK clean off!!!!!! He was dickless!!!! While wearing their costumes!!!!!!!!!! He choked on the full decapitated dick!!!!!"

That shit ain't cute.

So, now that u finally realize that (hopefully), we can get to the real nitty mcfreaking gritty. this part is primarily for white fans but it technically applies to anyone who is not specifically latinx and/or black jsyk:

So even before the whole "baby girl" thing started, I saw quite a few of y'all calling Anthony and Lin "papi" which like.....why should I even have to tell you why this is wrong. If you're not latinx, DON'T USE THE WORD "PAPI", especially since most of y'all are using it in a sexual context. You went ahead and took an innocent word, and turned it into a way to sexualize your faves who just so happen to be latinx. It just ain't right, and its also?? weird??? Let me put it this way, I'm black but not jewish so thatd be like me calling daveed "bubbe". Or something. Either way see how that'd be gross and offensive? You're taking a part of them, a huge part of them, their culture, and turning it into something exotic and sexual. That, my friends, is fetishism.

Another good example of this is the whole "baby girl/boy" n "papa" thing. Y'all rly went ahead and took an cute nickname and rolled RIGHT with it lmao. @alexandralexander explained it beautifully in this post, but basically "papa" (and "mama") is a cute lil way of older folks to regard ppl who are younger than them. It's a caribbean thing, aka something yall just won't get. Idk what the whiter equivalent would be, idk like ur grandad calling u "big guy" or something??? Who knows. Just kno that its NOT SEXUAL IN ANYWAY LIKE WTF WHY DID Y'ALL MAKE THAT A DADDY KINK THING. WHY CAN NOTHING BE SACRED WITH YOU GUYS. Best believe when my grandparents call my brother "papa" they mean it in an endearing way. And that's how Lin meant it? I don't see how it could have been construed any other way??

As for the baby girl/boy thing, in all the times I've been called/heard someone else call someone baby girl, it was NOT sexual. It can be used that way, but it was n o t in this context. Again, its a cultural thing i guess. And with "baby boy", yall do remember that anthony plays lin's son in this show right. okay, just checking.

But forreal. what is wrong wit u guys. I told myself I wasn't gonna kinkshame nobody but its Time, it rly and truly is Time.

One last point I want to make (as if this isn't long enough already) is the language with which u talk about the cast too. This was said rly well in several posts especially this one that uses that tags ppl tend to use, but i’m gonna elaborate on it a little. I just want to know right now why Anthony (or our lighter skinned and SURE AS HELL THE WHITE cast members) is "sweet precious sunflower child cinnamon biscuit roll wheatgrass turkish delight with sprinkles or some other corny shit <333" while daveed is AUTOMATICALLY "raw me zaddy" THE FUCK??? Why we gotta go STRAAIGGHTT to zaddy-basis with daveed??? Why do I see y'all talking about his dick size???? Y'all dont do that from the get-go for the lighter skinned members (which is sad bc daveed is already a certified Lightskint™ so that's rly saying something)?? Why can't black actors (and characters) ever be seen as "sweet turnip bumblebees (???)" instead of either being put on an inhuman pedestal where it's "STEP ON ME BAD BITCH QUEEN" or sexualized with some "CHOKE ME YOU COCKSLUT" ???? Ask yourselves why y'all do that. I'll wait. 
And y'all don't even TALK about oak (as a quick sidenote okieriete is not that hard of a name to pronounce y'all just don't care to try. It sounds exactly like its spelled) but tbh I don't rly want u to bc you'd just sexualize him as well. Plus that means more for me cause I'm engaged to him too :) remember to save the date!!
This was all over the place and idk if I even said what I was trying to say but whatever. I guess what I'm trying to say is (and this is to white fans) you're stanning a thing full of people of color. im assuming that this is probably the first thing that youve been rly into that has included exclusively people of color. Please just be mindful of the way you talk about them. There's a history of you exotifying and sexualizing poc to the point that historically, people have been killed for??? There's a history behind y'all calling latinx folks "papi" and automatically assuming black folks got a big dick ok lmao. At the end of the day, the way you talk about them shows that you don't rly respect them as much as you claim to do??? Idk I wish I had made notes about this bc it sounded waaaaaaayyy better in my head but! Whatever it's still lit. s/o to @aaronsburrr for assistance! 
Examples Of Microaggressions That People Think Are "Clever"
  • Me: "Nobody needs to add the condescending 'why doesn’t this have more notes!' thing to anything I write."
  • Jackass: "Oh okay, I'll be sure to add that to any of your posts that I see! Look at me. Real humor here. So clever!"
  • Me: "Nobody needs to add the inaccurate 'no one ever discusses this!' to my posts that have 25K+ notes and 500K-1M+ page views over years. Ever."
  • Jackass: "Oh okay, I'll be sure to add that to any of your posts that I see! Because violating the most simplest of boundaries in a microaggressive fashion is totes clever! So new! I'm sure I will be the first!"
  • Me: "I really loved a particular film for complex and vulnerable reasons that I'll explain in detail at a future date, so for now I won't chat it on Twitter."
  • Jackass: "Hey, so I just saw the film and read this tweet, so I will go ahead and post tweets on the film in your mentions so that hopefully others can see and join the conversation immediately that we'll have right now. Or, I'll be especially obtuse and keep sending requests to Ask FM to demand opinions on the film before you want to discuss it. Microaggressions are so awesome!"
  • Me: "I really don't care for spiders at all."
  • Jackass: "Okay I'll post photos/videos of the largest spiders that I can find in your mentions! Look at me. Seaux clever. Seaux very clever."
  • Me: "I am really tired of of racist slurs."
  • Jackass: "Racists are so ignorant, saying nigger, thug, monkey and such to Black people. See my critique! Allyship. Reward me!"
  • Me: "I don't think that forced sexual conversation that denies the possibility of consent are sex positive, but that's what 'sex positive' heterosexuals do to me all day."
  • Jackass: "Hey this non-sexual tweet of yours from earlier today totes reminds me of dick. Check your DM, at least 5 unsolicited dick picks are waiting there. Hey I saw you mention a celebrity is beautiful, I sure want to fuck them right now. I'll also be sending violent questions about asexuality to your Ask FM!"
  • Me: "White people who retweet conversations that I have with Black women as they are occurring will never stop feeling like anything but surveillance."
  • Jackass: "I'm trying to resist the urge to retweet this! I'm trying to resist the urge to retweet this!"
  • Me: "No is a complete sentence."
  • Jackass: "Only if it is followed by a period."
  • Me: "What do I owe Whiteness? Not a goddamn thing."
  • Jackass: "But you do owe god an apology for using his name in vain."
  • Me: "As I mentioned, before, 2015 will have a lot of Twitter and blogging breaks; interested in better mental health, not hypervisibility."
  • Jackass: "Now that you're on break, I'll be sure to increase my content begging requests versus simply reading and abiding by your Content Use Policy. I'll also rabidly dig through your archives since if you aren't posting any new content, you should be re-trolled on the old content. It's only fair. Also, I'll be exploiting the hypervisibility causing the abuse by sending direct requests to signal boost whatever I desire though those same people do absolutely nothing for Black women and further, you already stated what type of requests not to email you, which includes ones that dictate what you post on your own personal blog."
Dear Faking It writers,

In season 1, you created some of the most lovable, unique characters on television. In just eight episodes, you managed to create an entire army of fans who will defend these characters that we all love so much. From this point on, you are given an amazing opportunity to explore these unique, diverse characters.

You could explore Karma, whose deep-rooted insecurity that mirrors so many teenage girls causes her to launch ridiculous schemes to get the attention of a popular boy. You could explore why she feels so inadequate when she seemingly has such supportive parents. Is society telling her she’s not good enough? Does she feel like her parents love her brother more than her? Is it a combination of both and maybe other things too? These answers would humanize Karma in a way that season 1 did not, and maybe along the way of figuring herself out she could learn that she doesn’t need to be popular or have the hottest boy in school to be good enough. 

You could explore Lauren, who now has to deal with the fact that some people know her secret. You could explore how living intersex has affected her daily life. You could explain not only the struggles, but the positives that so many queer-represented shows fail to do. You could show her coming out process in a detailed, tasteful way. Will she keep it from people much longer? How will she handle her new relationship with Theo? This will help tear down Lauren’s well-constructed walls and show what she lacked the majority of season 1 - vulnerability.

You could explore Shane, the boy who is now discovering the fact that he might not be as good of a person as he originally thought. Yes, he might be gay, but his self-identity crisis lies in the type of person he is. It’s so refreshing to see a gay person have issues that have nothing to do with their sexuality, because believe it or not from what you see on media, that does happen. It would be a wonderful opportunity to explore a queer character whose plot line does not revolve around his sexuality. How will Shane deal with slowly losing his best friend? Will he apologize to Liam, accepting his black and white ways of morality, or will he find what makes himself feel like he’s doing the right thing? Will Shane and Amy bond more because they’re both losing their best friends?

And then, of course, you could explore arguably the most lovable and complicated character on the show - Amy. There is a very long and detailed post that explains Amy’s messed up home life (found here), and it explains why she is the way that she is, and why Karma means the world to her. To summarize, Amy’s home life has never been stable, but Karma has always loved and cared for her in the way Amy’s mother and her multiple husbands did not. You could explore the fact that this is why losing Karma is so terrifying. You could dive into Amy’s past, giving flashbacks to all the times Karma was there for her when her family was not. There are a thousand different ways to develop and build on Amy, and to an extent, I believe you will, but there is one major vacuum sucking up a large portion of the short screen time you are allotted.

Liam Booker. Now, hear me out, because I know you get this a lot. We do not hate Liam. Okay, some of us do, but the majority just wants him off of our screen. You have four amazing, unique, diverse, lovable main characters to work and develop on, and yet you are spending an overwhelming amount of time to this uninteresting, two dimensional character. “But that’s why we have to spend so much time developing him!" No. Please, no. You’re trying so hard to make something work that will never work, something that the fans don’t even want to work. Instead of focusing on Amy’s probably much more interesting (and heartbreaking) family dynamic, you are focusing on the age old "money isn’t everything! it really tears apart a family! see?? Liam’s a good guy after all!” trope.

He’s boring. He’s the same tortured, brooding artist character that is used time and time again to justify the douchey behaviors of straight white males. I will not get into the reasons why the fandom actively hates him, including lesbian fetishizing and a messed up sense of morality, but I will say that nobody would be sad to see him go. In fact, we would probably throw a party. I have a hard time believing that he needs to stay on for season 3 for any reason, besides pleasing the eyes of the 13 year old straight girls that squeal every time he takes his shirt off.

I’m going to tell you something that you’re already finding out as the ratings are dropping, though - 13 year old straight girls may be a main demographic for MTV, but they are not a main demographic for you. Stop trying to make it work. The queer community is one of the most loyal communities you will ever have. If you hook us, we will not leave easily. That being said, there’s only so much we can take of this trying-to-pander-to-both-sides nonsense. You cannot give this boring character this much screen time to pander to 13 year old girls and keep us at the same time.

This show is extremely important and it means the world to so many LGBTQ+ people watching it. Please listen to your fans who organized twitter trends almost daily to get you a season 2 in the first place. I know you have already finished season 2, but please do not repeat the same mistakes if we are lucky enough to get season 3.

Thank you for reading. I truly hope you consider this.