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Hit Korean boy band BTS is ready to take over Anaheim

Rap Monster, one of the seven guys in the South Korean boy band BTS, says it was only at the end of 2016 that he and the others realized how huge their band had become around the world.

“Somebody in the company sent me a message: ‘You got No. 26 on Billboard OMG congratulations,’” says Mr. Monster, the 22-year-old rapper born Kim Nam-joon, by phone from Chicago where BTS was set to play on Thursday before hitting Honda Center for a pair of sold-out shows on Saturday and Sunday.

“At first I thought, 'Ha ha, your humor isn’t really very good,’” says Rap Monster, the leader of the group and its primary songwriter. “We didn’t believe it.”

But as more messages started to ping onto their phones he says the BTS boys realized it was no joke: Their sophomore album, “Wings,” entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 26 after its October release, making it the highest chart position for any K-pop act – not to mention one that sings primarily in Korean – and offering a bit of foreshadowing for Billboard naming the record the best K-pop album of the year.

Since then things have only gotten sunnier for Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook. In February, “Wings” was re-released in a new edition as “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and the combined editions have since sold nearly 1.5 million copies worldwide. Music videos for “Spring Day” and “Not Today” were released a week apart last month as well and exploded on YouTube where they’ve currently racked up 59.2 million and 60.1 million views respectively.

“When we heard that and really got that, I was saying, 'OK, this is going to be a whole other world,’” Rap Monster says of the significance of the Billboard chart success and all that followed. “And I feel like we should do something more, and dream something more.”

This past week they’ve taken a step toward something more, playing their first headlining and sold-out arena dates in the United States, after previously having mostly played on multi-artist billings at KCON conventions held here.

“So many people just to see BTS was really an honor,” Rap Monster says of the opening pair of shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. “It feels dreamy these days.”

Not, mind you, that it’s been anything like an overnight success or an easy road for him and the other BTS members.

He grew up a top student in his school who loved American rappers such as Eminem and Nas, performing even as he attended high school and eventually catching the attention of BTS future manager Bang Si-hyuk at BigHit Entertainment in South Korea. And though he says he gave up on music when he was 16, lacking confidence in where he was headed, he says Bang encouraged him to stay strong, believe in himself, and sign on as the first to join BTS, even though at the time he wasn’t sure who or what it would end up incorporating.

“I was not aware of the other members,” Rap Monster says. “But I like the company and I respect them. And he promised to me, 'I will make you do your music and get big someday, so please believe me.’

"So I believed him.”

The other six members soon were selected, each of them bringing different talents on the mic or on stage. Songs were developed by Rap Monster and the other members, with a team of producers working to craft the best music from the raw material, the melodies and beats, that they created.

“Our chemistry is different from other groups,” Rap Monster says. “Everyone has their own points and characteristics. If I’m a bad dancer, a good dancer teaches me. If I’m a good songwriter, I help the others with a good melody.”

We ask the obvious question: Are you a bad dancer?

He laughs and answers: “Yes, I’m a bad dancer.”

Their music is different from a lot of K-pop acts that have made ripples on the American airwaves. They’re not popular because of the novelty aspect of their songs – think “Gangnam Style” by Psy from a few years back. And they’re not quite as bubblegum as a group such as Girls Generation or as eclectic as the synthpop of f(x), the first Korean band to play the South By Southwest festival.

Instead, BTS often aims for that sweet spot where R&B and rap get together, the kind of stuff Justin Bieber might be doing if he sang in Korean and there were six Bieber variations with fashionable hair and eclectic yet unified fashion choices.

“BTS music sounds like it’s from America,” Rap Monster says. “We decide to always watch the trends and watch what’s going on over the world. America’s the No. 1 market in the world so that’s why people in America prefer us.”

As for communicating through the language divide, Rap Monster says that’s partly handled by the group’s wildly enthusiastic social media following: “Fans translate our lyrics and interviews,” he says of a following that has landed them at the top of Billboard’s Social 50 list for a total of 17 weeks since “Wings” dropped in October. “They’re able to say, 'OK, BTS is talking about us and our lives.’”

And it’s partly addressed through lyrical subjects that express the common hopes and dreams and fears and worries of any teenager or young adult in any country.

“Our lyrics are mostly Korean but we always talk about the young people’s lives and their minds,” Rap Monster says. “There’s something similar between every young person in the world, in America or in Korea. We share something together even if we use different languages or live so far.”

American fans are also the savviest music lovers in the world, Rap Monster says, which made heading out on this brief headlining tour a little bit intimidating at first.

“We actually were scared of performing in America as a solo act,” he says. “Their playlists are the best in the world. I was really nervous for them.

"But after we were on stage our fear disappeared. They’re like everybody, they’re like friends. Singing along all of the lyrics even through the raps. They know how to play, the rhythms and the dances.”

An aside here to share our favorite piece of Rap Monster trivia. You might be wondering whether he spoke through a translator. He did not. His excellent English skills were polished in the classroom but also at home through what he refers to as “a Korean mothers syndrome.”

“'Friends’ was really famous for the mothers in Korea for English education,” Rap Monster says of the hit American sitcom from the '90s. “It was kind of like a syndrome. Korean mothers make their kids watch 'Friends’ even when they were eating food or playing.

"I think it really helped. It has like 10 seasons, I think, and I watched it like more than five times through the 10 seasons. They use the gestures and expressions, like, Americans use, right? I think that naturally teaches me how to speak or how to make a gesture when you try to express some emotions.

"Thank you, 'Friends,’” he says, laughing. “God bless 'Friends’!”

Rap Monster recently collaborated with the American rapper Wale on the song “Change,” which like some of BTS’ other songs – and unlike most K-pop – touches on politics and societal issues. He says he’d loved Wale’s music for a few years when the opportunity to do the song came along last year “like a miracle, like a dream come true.

"The song has already come out and we shot a music video together, but still sometimes I lie in my bed and think, 'Did I really do something with him?’” Rap Monster says.

He knows that boy groups from Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync to the Jonas Brothers and One Direction tend to have a finite lifespan before members get restless to move on solo projects, acting gigs and other opportunities. But he thinks the variety of interests and musical genres that individual BTS members have can be handled on the side or even within the group, and BTS itself can carry on.

So while Rap Monster says he’d love to collaborate with Drake or Miguel one day, Suga feels the same way about Kanye West and Flume. Jungkook seems more inclined toward pop R&B – his dream musical partners would include Bieber or Charlie Puth. V is a little bit old school, having mentioned Norah Jones and the Fugees as on his wish list. Rap Monster ticks off the rest of the band: Jimin digs Chris Brown, J-Hope is into the similarly initialed J. Cole, and Jin is a fan of old-school showman Bruno Mars.

“I always tell them that every time we have hits under the name of BTS we shine the best when we are a team,” Rap Monster says. “I know all the seven members, they love music, and I know their No. 1 wish is for us to perform and make music and sing and dance.

"Maybe someday someone will want to be on a television show or be an actor,” he says. “I just hope they know all of the popularity and fame and money is from the name of our team. That’s not one person, everybody contributes to the team.

"Nobody knows the future. I just hope it can last as long as possible.”

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Clair(e)voyance

2.4

They refused to answer questions for Chief Inspector Grey.  They refused to talk to Jamie. They refused to allow anyone to touch their son.

In the end, Claire asked to see the death certificate only to discover that no doctor had been called to declare the young man dead.  That tiny loophole gave her the leverage she needed to have the Coroner request an autopsy.

Which was how she found herself in the morgue, just her and the young boy on the table.  It was late.  

She did her best work in the silence.

She cleared her mind, and closed her eyes.  Nothing.  

She took his hand, held it gently for a moment.  

Prayers.  

So many prayers surrounded this child.  There was some comfort in that, perhaps.  

She took a deep breath, adjusted her microphone, and began.


“Epilepsy.”

“Are ye sayin’ it was a natural death?”  Jamie was confused.  He looked at the notes he’d made in his book as he devoured his fourth piece of pizza.

Claire had come home from the morgue tired and hungry.  So hungry she’d stopped and grabbed a pizza from the corner restaurant.  Turning up her walk she found a tall, red headed Scotsman sitting on her front steps.  

She was embarrassed at how happy it made her.  

“Yes.  You’ll get the official report soon, but all signs point to it.  Increased lung and liver weights.  Cerebral edema, lighter brain weight, structural brain lesions. Also, contusions, acute neocortical and brainstem hypoxic neuronal changes…all indicate -”

“English, Sorcha.  Please,” he said around a mouthful of food.

“He suffered from seizures.  Lots of them.”  She took a sip of her wine.  “There was something else.”

Jamie lifted his head sharply.  “What?”

“Olive oil.”

Jamie pointed at his pizza.  Looked at Claire.  “Olive oil.  Like, what ye cook with, olive oil.”

“Yes.”  She wiped her hands on a napkin as she explained.  “I’m certain that’s what it was.  It was on his forehead, and his hands.  I took a sample and sent it off to the lab.”

Jamie picked up his pen.  Scribbled another note.

“There were a lot of prayers around him,” Claire said, softly.  

Jamie stood and went to his jacket.  He rooted around in the pockets until he came out with another notebook.  

A caramel coloured notebook.

“What’s that?”  It seemed familiar, but she didn’t know why.

Jamie held it up.  “Oh, this?  This one’s yers.”

“What do you mean, mine?”  

“I bought it when we were workin’ on the Geillis Duncan case.  These are off-the-record notes.  The ones I canna share, but have to support with actual evidence.  The notes based on yer visions, not yer findings.”  

Jamie’s ears turned pink.  “I bought it because the colour of it reminded me of yer eyes,” he admitted, shyly.

Claire blushed.  He did that?  That was weeks ago.  Well before…  Some days she still had trouble believing that he accepted her visions so readily.

“Anyway,” Jamie cleared his throat, “What about the bruising?”

Claire was grateful for the redirection.  “Straps.  Restraints.  He was tied down. Wrists.  Ankles. Across his chest.  They must have been violent seizures to warrant such bruising.  He would have bled a little too as the skin was rubbed raw in places.”  Claire took her plate to the sink.  “I’ve sent a blood sample to be tested, as well.  We’ll find out what sort of medications he was on.”   

It was getting late.  

And she was getting nervous.  

She watched as Jamie scribbled in his book.  His penmanship really was awful. He finished writing, closed the book and snapped his pen.  When he looked up, Claire looked down.  

It felt awkward.  Tense.  Charged.  

She wanted him to stay the night.  Again.  But she didn’t know how to say it.

“Humpf….”  Jamie made that Scottish noise he always did when he had something on his mind.  He took his time stuffing his notebook back in his jacket pocket. 

He wanted to stay the night.  Again.  But didn’t know how to say it.

“You can…” she said.

“I was hopin’…” he said at the same time.  The silence grew.  “You first, Claire.”

She crossed her arms. Uncrossed them.  Swiped at some crumbs on the counter.  Looked up at Jamie.

“Stay?”

Jamie dropped his head.  Smiled.  Glanced up into those whisky coloured eyes.

“I thought ye’d never ask.”


“Sorcha?” 

From his office he watched as James made a call.  He could hardly hear the conversation, just ‘Sorcha’.  He didn’t recognize the name.  But ten minutes later when she walked into the offices, he knew right away what was going on.

Because he knew her name.  It was Claire.  Dr. Claire Randall.  The M.E.  

So this ‘Sorcha’ must be some kind of pet name.  And pet names meant familiarity.  And familiarity, at least in the case of James Fraser, meant more than friendship.  He should know.  One did not simply make friends with James Fraser easily.  He was a guarded man, a cautious man.  

A man who once admitted to having an attraction to this woman.

He watched as she waited for James to notice her.  She waved the envelope and in that split second when their eyes met he saw all he needed to see. 

James’ eyes softened.  His posture straightened.  It was subtle.  But it was there.  James jumped up and grabbed his jacket, badge and notebook.  He didn’t bother to look back.  

Damn you, James Fraser, thought D.C.I. John Grey.  Damn you, anyway. 


Jamie was sitting across the table from the boy’s father.  A tape recorder ran between them.  But it recorded nothing because the man wouldn’t talk.  

They’d had him brought in when the findings from the lab came back.  There were too many discrepancies.  And Jamie wanted answers. 

“Listen.  All I want to know about are the bruises.  How did he get the bruises ‘round his wrists and ankles?”  Jamie looked at the solicitor for help.

She shrugged.  

“Because from where I’m sittin’, ken, it looks like ye tied yer son down and left him to die.”  Jamie watched the man close his eyes.  He pressed his advantage. “Like an animal.”  

The dad’s jaw clenched.  

Jamie was done.  “I’ll have to charge him with Neglect.”

“But you have no evidence!” the lawyer insisted.

“Aye.  I do!” Jamie snapped.  “I have a wee boy with bruises on his chest, ankles and wrists.  Skin rubbed raw.  I have an expert witness who will stand up in court and swear the boy didna die at home.”  

Jamie stood up so quickly his chair wobbled behind him, threatening to fall over.  He leaned across the table, his face close to the father. “Where did yer son die?  Eh?  Where did ye have him tied up?”

“Enough,” the solicitor stepped in.

“Aye.  Enough.”  Jamie straightened, grabbed his file, and opened the door of the interview room.  He motioned for a uniformed officer.  “Process him.”


Three days later, Jamie was working at his desk when D.C. Angus Mohr threw a newspaper onto his desk.  He jammed his finger at a name in the Obituaries.

“What’s this?”  Jamie asked.

“Caught me eye,” the little man said.  “Same school as the boy we collected from the Funeral Home.  Second death in as many weeks.”  

Jamie looked up as the other detective tapped his temple.  “Got me thinkin’, you know?  Raised the hair on the back of me neck.”

Jamie picked up the paper and scanned it quickly.  Same school.  

Ste. Anne de Beaupré.  Headmaster, Father François Anselm Mericoeur d'Armagnac.  

“Can I keep this?” he asked.  D.C. Mohr nodded, slapped Jamie on the back, and walked away.  

“Cheers,” Jamie mumbled, already lost in thought.  He dug out the caramel notebook to be sure.  He found the entry he needed.

Prayers, she’d said.  Surrounded by prayers. 


They sat in a tiny coffee shop beside the Thames.  The barges were at work. Horns honking.  Seagulls crying.  

The pages of the lab report were strewn around them.  He needed to go over them again.  With Claire.  He needed to talk about the latest death in connection with the school.  With Claire.

Somewhere along the way the officer who never wanted a partner suddenly needed one.  

And he needed Claire.  

“So,” Jamie said, papers rattling in his hands, “the substance on the boy was olive oil, and sweet calamus.”

“Um-hmm,” Claire mused distractedly.  “Used in Anointing of the Sick.”  

Her fingers flew over the keyboard of her laptop.  

“The school is small.  Very small.  I imagine it’s because of how rigorous it is.” Her hair was tied back in a messy bun.  Pinned up hastily.  One lone tendril corkscrewed down her neck.

“Rigorous how?”  The answer lay in this school.  He knew it.  Felt it.

“Well, most Catholic schools give you a simple, very basic education of the Faith.  Daily prayers, Masses for special events.  This one says students participate in Daily Mass.  Confessions every Friday.  There are 3 priests on staff, besides the Head Master.  The rest of the teachers are lay people. No cell phone policy.  No personal electronic devices allowed.  And the uniform is something out of the dark ages, really.”  

Claire looked over at him.  “It’s not structured like most Catholic schools, but it’s not unheard of.  A bit old-school, I guess.”  She twisted the computer so he could see it.  

Jamie pulled it towards him to look more carefully.

Claire stretched, her back tight.

“The only thing that bothers me,” she said, “is the fact that he didn’t have any meds in his system.”  

Jamie gathered up the papers and put them back in the folder.

“I mean, there’s literally dozens of them.  And in seventy percent of cases, they work wonders at controlling epilepsy!”  As a doctor, this detail bothered her.  

As an intuitive, this detail screamed at her.  

He closed the lid on the laptop.  “We’ll never find answers sitting here.”  He drained his cup.  “Come.”

“Where are we going?”  Claire stood up, slipped her computer into her bag and reached for her jacket.

Jamie called back over his shoulder. 

“To enroll our fictional child.”  

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Another school project, tried pixel art this time so I’m having alot of fun being looser in style.

Y'all

My social life was almost normal til I had my emo/screamo phase where I had like no friends for two years cause I was a weirdo and I just never caught back up lmao

Headcanon: You and Bill going to Prom Together

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Full disclosure: I went to prom alone, many, many years ago, so this might seem a bit old school. I have no idea what it’s like to get asked to prom or what it’s like to go with a date, so please bear with me. We did not have things like prom-posals in my day.

This is an AU where Bill is not famous, and you go to a U.S. high school together. I also made Bill a little nerdy because I can’t help it.

I had SO much fun writing this. Basically, this is my dream prom experience. 

Originally posted by holiboli19

  • You and Bill have been best friends your entire lives. You both have crushes on each other, but you’ve never admitted it.
  • One day during lunch, you complain to Bill that no one has asked you to prom.
  • “We could go together” Bill suggests “I mean, as friends haha”.
  • Bill would be so nervous that you would say no. Obviously, you say yes.
  • With prom less than a week away, you go out that afternoon to find a dress.
  • Almost giving up hope, you stumble across the most beautiful dress you have ever seen, in Bill’s favorite color.
  • Bill rents his suit and buys you a corsage with your favorite flower.
  • The morning of prom, Bill decides he is going to tell you that he loves you.
  • Nope, he can’t; he is too nervous.
  • No, he is going to do it.
  • “Come on Skarsgård; you can do this”
  • He goes to your house to pick you; his Dad loaned him his car tonight.
  • “No. I can’t tell her. It will ruin our friendship”.
  • Your mother opens the door. “You look so handsome Billy! She’ll be down in a minute”.
  • Bill waits for you nervously downstairs, corsage in hand.
  • A few minutes later, you walk down the stairs.
  • Bill’s jaw literally drops. He has never seen anything more beautiful in his life.
  • You look like an angel to him. His brain can’t function.
  • “Is that for me?” you ask, pointing to the corsage.
  • “uhhh…. YES!” Bill panics, quickly handing it to you.
  • You parents take a million pictures. Your face hurts from fake smiling.
  • Normally, your Dad would interrogate your date, but he trusts Bill. Plus, since Bill lives next door, he knows where to find him.  
  • You both walk to the car, and Bill opens the door for you.
  • “You look really beautiful” he says, turning bright red.
  • You don’t know what possesses you, but you kiss Bill on the cheek.
  • “I’m going to tell her” he thinks.
  • You get to the dance, and the gym is decorated with streamers and balloons.
  • The theme of the dance is “Enchantment Under the Sea”. There are cheesy sea shells, mermaids, and sea horses all over the gym.
  • Immediately, you take more pictures. Your mom will kill you if you don’t get 200.
  • Nervously, Bill looks at you. “Um… do you… would you like to… will you dance with me please?”
  • You smile at how cute Bill is. You should tell him how you feel.
  • Bill takes your hand and leads you to the dance floor.
  • You have the best time dancing like idiots. Bill spins you and twirls you around. You can’t think of a happier moment in your life.
  • The most popular boy in school comes up to you in the middle of prom. “Dance with me” he says, flipping his hair.
  • Bill gets so sad and steps back; obviously you would pick Mr. Popular over him. Who wouldn’t?
  • “No thank you. I’m only dancing with Bill tonight” you say, turning your back on Mr. Popular. He storms off in a huff.
  • Bill is so happy he could burst.
  • Drunk off excitement, Bill grabs your arm and pulls you in for a chaste, hard kiss. 
  • He pulls back, shocked at his actions. “Y/N I am so sorry, I didn’t mean to! I mean, I di, but I should have….”
  • You smile at his stuttering and pull him in for another kiss. Wrapping your arms around his neck, you give him a slow, passionate kiss. Bill grabs your waist and kisses you back with equal fervor.
  • When you need to come up for air, you place your forehead on Bill’s.
  • “I’ve been wanting to do that for a LONG time” you say.
  • “Me too” Bill replies. “I love you (Y/N)”.
  • “I love you too Billy!”
  • You spend the rest of the night dancing, laughing, and kissing.
  • Before they announce prom king and queen, you and Bill decide to leave.
  • Once you are outside, Bill gives you his jacket.
  • On your way back home, you look at the clock; you still have 2 hours until curfew.
  • “Can you make a stop at lover’s lane Billy? I want to look at the stars”.
  • Bill gets super fluster. “Lover’s Lane?” you smile and grab his hand.
  • As soon as you pull up to Lover’s Lane, Bill pulls back the moon roof of the car, so you can look at the stars. He wraps an arm around you and looks up.
  • Of course, you have other plans. You immediately climb in Bill’s lap and start kissing him. He is shocked at first but quickly melts into the kiss.
  • You make out for what feels like hours, until Bill glances at the clock.
  • “Crap! It’s past curfew!”
  • Never in your life have you seen Bill so panicked.
  • When you finally get home, Bill walks you to your door and kisses you again.
  • “Will you be my girlfriend (Y/N)?
  • “I would love to Billy”
  • He is so happy that he kisses you again. “Please don’t let your Dad kill me”.
  • You walk into the house, humming in happiness.
  • You see your parents watching TV on the couch.
  • “Did Bill finally make his move?” your Dad would ask.
  • “DAD!”
  • “Finally!” both your parents say in unison.

2Pac: The Prison Song, 1995.

During most of 1995, Tupac Shakur sat in prison

One might think that this would be the perfect opportunity to bang out lyrics like never before, but 2Pac wrote just one during a period which he in retrospect spoke of without too much good to say.

The song in question is number one in the order on the 1996 release “All Eyez On Me” and is called (you might know this one) ‘Ambitionz Az A Ridah’.

2Pac also wrote the outro for ‘Tradin’ War Stories’ while doing the same bit.

Reverse Idol (Yoongi)

This post is my thousandth post!!! I think that’s just really really cool a thousand posts is a l o t but now it is time for the first half of the Daegu line, one half of sope, my highkey spirit animal who looked s o fucking good in the MV he was looking super cute and super nice and his rap was amazing as always, Min Yoongi aka Suga aka Agust D

  • This AU is gonna be about what I think would happen if the reader was the idol and BTS were the fans, you can also think about this like a general celebrity post, I’m gonna be basing this off of kpop idols bc it’s easier for me to write with just one focus instead of being all the over place with it but if you wanted to see this as an actor!reader or a non-kpop singer!reader post, you could easily do that (and of course this is all still gender neutral)
  • Another series with idol!reader is my idol couple series (Yoongi’s post is here) where both the reader and BTS are idols
  • This is gonna involve some photographer!Yoongi (here)
  • Okay so Yoongi is a more laidback fan but he’s also one of the most supportive fans
  • So he’s not gonna come to a fansign in head to toe merch but he will be there for every fansign in his town, every concert, he’d have all the albums
  • He gets the boys into your music slowly but surely
  • Like he starts off with the most popular song and that gets their interest and then he starts playing the albums when they’re driving around and he’s super casual about it but it’s mainly bc he knows they’ll like it
  • He tells them about you pre-debut too but he doesn’t have any music to show them then so once he does, he brings it up just as a suggestion like a “hey you might like this song”
  • He’s the type of fan that knows about you before you debuts like you know how sometimes companies will release lil snippets or videos of their trainees to get people hyped up, that’s where Yoongi finds out about it
  • He keeps an eye out for any news and when he has free time, he likes to watch those videos bc you seem interesting so he’s curious to see where your music will go bc we all know how much yoon loves music
  • I have this head canon that Yoongi is one of the most loyal people bc to me, Yoongi has loyalty written all over him like I feel like he’s that friend that will stick by you no matter what (unless that friend does something horrible to him of course) and fanboy!yoongi is no different
  • Yoongi is a bit calmer with his reactions to performances like with some members in BTS, they’re dancing and bouncing around and going crazy but Yoongi’s just sitting there with a lil smile on his face but you can still tell that he’s really loving it and sometimes he sings along
  • He’s appreciating the tiny details of the performance most people wouldn’t notice
  • Also I gotta add this in bc when I was writing Jin’s post, I thought of this and it’s one of my new head canons and I can’t think of fanboy!Yoongi without thinking of this now
  • We all know Yoongi loves photography, he and Jungkook always have their cameras out when they’re on vacation like I think it was during Bon Voyage (if I remember correctly) he was just out taking a bunch of pictures and he looked like he was really enjoying it
  • He runs one of your fansites, he’s pretty popular in the fandom bc he’s always got the cutest pictures
  • The fans aren’t the only ones who recognize him, you know who he is as well, you’ve seen him at plenty of fansigns and events in general and you always see him with his camera so sometimes you don’t even get to see his face until the last few seconds when you’re walking off the stage
  • But when you do, your breath is officially taken bc he’s so pretty and he’s got that soft black hair and he’s talking to the person next to him so he smile at them and his smile is all gummy and cute and he just looks so niCe and you’re just like o h
  • And of course your reaction to him doesn’t go unnoticed by the rest of the fans and he’s so ?? about it bc wait what was there something on his face so there are quite a few people that start to ship it bc yoongi was one of the first fansites so he’s obviously gotta like you too to be willing to still be taking photos at events two years later
  • So you know how some fansites will give presents to their idol, Yoongi’s gifts are always really thoughtful and cute like I think I’ve mentioned it before but I feel like Yoongi’s personal gifts would be a bit more small but s o meaningful
  • Like there are of course the bigger presents from the fandom itself but Yoongi includes a gift that’s just from him and it’s a bit old-school but it’s super cute, he makes you a lil mix tape and includes a bunch of songs from underground artists, popular artists, all the artists that he really really loves and it’s really sweet
  • You two finally end up “meeting” face to face at a fan sign bc the fans convince yoon to go up there and get an album signed in person, they promise they’d take pictures for him so he doesn’t miss any moments and he eventually gives in when he sees you waving him over bc by this point, you’re really curious about him
  • He’s gotten you a mix tape (which you lovED) he’s been with you from day one, he’s always been really polite about everything and he’s supportive so you just wanna say thank you at the very least
  • Once you hear his voice, you’re gone, your jaw literally drops open bc you’d never heard him speak before and his voice is even nicer than you could’ve ever imagined and you can feel the crush developing as you’re talking to him bc he’s nice both visually and personality wise
  • You ask him about photography and he tells you it’s his major and that he’s always loved it since he was a lil kid and he’s making you laugh a bunch and he’s just really interesting and you wanna get to know him better
  • “Why not meet up at my next photo shoot? Maybe you can be the photographer”
  • “I would love that”

anonymous asked:

Hello, I'm sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you could do some headcanons on how Joker would react if his s/o was an experienced persona user that uses an evoker to summon their persona. Keep up the amazing work! :)

Getting a bit old school with Persona 3, eh?

  • Joker is honestly kind of shocked??
  • 1) You’re similarly a persona user (how did he not see that??)
  • 2) You’re using a gun instead of the flashy mask stuff that the Phantom Thieves have?? You laugh and tell him it’s called an evoker and he’s like “mhm ok”
  • 3) You handled your Persona like you’ve been doing this your whole life. Needless to say, he’s a bit jealous. 
  • Would almost immediately ask you to join them though
  • Like he trusts you with his life because you’re his S/O so it’s no surprise that he asks you to join their cause 
  • And the fact that you’re standing up to everyone and can uSE A PERSONA is like a major bonus like he’s so proud too??
  • Joker is visibly relieved, pretty out of character if you ask me, but now he knows he doesn’t have to keep the horrors of Mementos or this side of him a secret to you: something that has been eating him away for a long time now like he’s keeping something from the person he cares about the most
  • Would 100% recommend you use the evoker as a weapon as well as a Persona summoning tool since Mementos is funky like that 
  • Feels a bit better that he has a sweet ass costume and you don’t (save this boy he’s envious) but is also kinda curious to know if he could use his own gun like that as well (no, don’t-)
  • Would also probably ask to battle you um don’t agree it’s not a good idea 
  • Wants to compare Personas!! Admires yours a lot because “I am thou, Thou art I”. You and your persona are one in the same! 
  • You’d probably be enamored by Joker’s persona (/multitude of personas)
  • “Wow, surprise after surprise, huh? First I find out you’re a persona user, then you’re the head of the Phantom thieves, then you can wield Shadows as Personas too?? Are you trying to make me fall for you again?”
  • “Heh, let’s call it that. You can’t resist my charm though, right?”
  • “…. You’re right-”
  • Kinda stops and is like “When did you get a Persona??” Along with all the other questions about your awakening to your skills, etc
  • Entertain him a bit please he’s having fun with this
  • Speaking of fun: Now he wouldn’t have any qualms about 👀ing you in this costume now that you know his identity 
  • Also doesn’t have any qualms about hiding his more egotistical and cocky side
  • Expect him to ask you a lot about Shadows and Mementos and everything tbh
  • You guys honestly go on “dates” in the Metaverse like those days where you’re super stressed or just need to kICK THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF SOMETHING
  • Is a firm believer that this has brought you two even closer together (if that was possible)