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Netflix swoops on world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie

EXCLUSIVE: Streaming platform in multi-million dollar deal for Cargo from The Babadook producers.

Netflix has taken world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie Cargo, in what is understood to be a multi-million dollar deal.

The film, from the producers of The Babadook, will be the first Australian film to sit under Netflix’s Originals banner.

The SVoD giant, which declined to comment on the acquisition, swooped on the film after seeing a three-minute promo.

CAA, UTA and Bankside Films represented the filmmakers in the deal with Ian Bricke negotiating on behalf of Netflix.

Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling’s debut, based on their short film which garnered 12 millions views online, charts the story of a father, played by The Hobbit and Sherlock star Freeman, who is stranded in rural Australia with only 48 hours to find a new home for his baby daughter, after being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic.

Freeman, who will be seen in the forthcoming Marvel film, The Black Panther, stars alongside Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, David Gulpilil and newcomer Simone Landers who completes the cast.

Screenplay was also written by Ramke.

Currently in post-production, the film is produced by The Babadook producers Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings of Australia’s Causeway Films, together with Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures and Mark Patterson.

Executive producers include Ian Kirk, Jeff Harrison, Fergus Grady, Craig Deeker, Ian Dawson, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross.

Umbrella Entertainment will handle rights outside of the Netflix SVoD window in Australia.

The film is financed by Screen Australia in association with South Australian Film Corporation, Screen NSW and Head Gear Films/Metrol Technology with Bankside Films handling international sales.

Filmmakers Ramke and Howling commented: “I think the great hope of all filmmakers is that their film will find an audience. More than that, the right audience. Netflix’s distribution model is both global in scale whilst also being incredibly innovative and viewer-specific. It’s quite an honour to be launching our first feature under this highly respected banner, and to be the first Australian Netflix Original feature.”

Harry Styles’ debut solo single ‘Sign of the Times’ looks set to launch in the top five of next week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 29).

Following its first full week of activity, industry forecasters suggest that 'Sign,’ released at 3 a.m. ET Friday, April 7, could sell more than 135,000 downloads in the tracking week ending April 13. When finalized streaming (likely in the range of 15 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 13) and radio airplay (approximately 20 million in all-format audience in the week ending April 16) are added to the mix, the track should debut in the chart’s top five. (The Hot 100 blends U.S. streaming, airplay and sales data.) 'Sign’ should easily arrive as the week’s top-selling song. 

Highlights of next week’s Hot 100 will post on Billboard.com Monday (April 17), with all charts updating online Tuesday.

apanoplyofsong  asked:

OKAY I think I finally came up with an actual prompt?? Something to the effect of "we adopted a pet together and now my mom/whoever definitely thinks we're dating whoops"

10/10 any prompt with pets in it is an excellent prompt. hope you like it and thanks for being such a great friend! (ao3)


The thing about Bellamy Blake, as Clarke well knows, is that he’s incapable of not caring for things smaller and more defenseless than he is. Not when he could help instead. She knew this when he moved in with her. She knew it from the first time he gave drunk Raven a piggyback the whole way home.

What she didn’t know was how it would affect her life once he becomes her roommate.

It starts innocently enough, with Bellamy hanging a bird feeder on the balcony after he finds a nest built into a crevice there.

“How much research did you do last night?” Clarke asks, amusedly interrupting his verbal pros-and-cons rundown of different models at Home Depot. She’d come along in part because she thinks it’s funny, how worried he is about these birds who can ostensibly take care of themselves.

(She’d also come along because it’s really cute, but that’s neither here nor there.)

“I may have looked at a few comparison charts online,” he admits, smiling sheepishly. “I don’t want to spend good money on something that isn’t going to work the way I want it to.”

“I didn’t know there was a wrong way a bird feeder could work.”

“Hence the research.”

She shakes her head fondly and taps the smallest option. “Just get this one. We’re looking to feed one family, not the whole forest.”

He stares for another moment, then nods and starts putting the rest of the boxes back on the shelf.

“How come you’re never this decisive when we’re picking a restaurant for dinner?”

“My muse is fickle, Bellamy.”

“Uh-huh.”

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Super Junior Achievements, Record, Awards etc. (could also be named Suju appreciation Spam)

I know many Elfs are upset and robbed by SM and Mama and GDA truthfully I still feel a bit of bitterness but I decided to make this to Show that no matter what happens Super Junior have achieved so much and contributed so much to the genre kpop. hopefully this makes you feel a bit better or at least smile a bit. Also hope this shows those who keep discrediting Suju for losing 3 measly awards at Mama and getting snubbed at the GDA for being to good or those people I have seen saying Super Junior are washed up and old. Remember I might have missed some things here and there and made a few mistakes I did the best i could to include as much info as I could find. Super Junior have so many achievements it’s hard to keep up. 

Like any Good story let’s start at the beginning

2005-Twins (Knockout)

Rankings

#8 U.K singles chart

#1 Japan Hanteo chart

#3 Gaon, MIAK Kpop Monthly charts

Miracle

 Ranking

Topped airplay charts

#1 for 3 weeks

#1 in Thailand Charts

2007- U

rankings

#4 Daily singles oricon chart

#1 MIAK

#1 for 5 weeks on 2 of koreas top music programs

#1 3 weeks won Mutizen song 

#5 Five music Jpop/Kpop chart

Dancing Out

Won SBS popular song Mutizen song

#1 MCD

2007- Don’t Don

Rankings

#1 Chart Korea

#2 MCD chart, and Popular songs take 7

#1 MIAK weekly and monthly chart

#2  MIAK Yearly album chart

#3 G Music Combo charts

#1 G-Music Jpop/Kpop charts, and 5 music Jpop/Kpop charts

Marry you

rankings

#1 Chart Korea

#2 MCD chart, and Popular songs take 7

Rokkugo

rankings

was the #1st Best selling single of 2007

2008-Suju M Me

rankings

#2 G music combo, mandarin, and 5 music chart

#1 in thailand’s B2s international category chart

Suju-H Cooking Cooking

rankings

#1 Hanteo Charts

#4 MIAK Kpop chart

#4 Taiwan G Music Combo

#1 G Music J pop chart

#4 5 music chart

2009-Sorry Sorry

Rankings

#1 MCD Chart, SBS take 7, Music bank k-chart, Chart Korea

#1 Taiwans Hit fm annual top 100 singles, and KKbox Singles top 100 weekly

#1 Hanteo Daily, weekly, Monthly chart

#2 Hanteo Yearly album chart

#1 Hottracks best 5

#2 Taiwan G music combo chart

#1 Jpop chart

#1 International chart

#1 5 music korean chart

#1 Philippines Music one top 25

#1 Odyssey music and video top international albums

#1 Thailand Channel V Asia Top 50 year end 2009

It’s you

rankings

#1 song on Cyworld 4 hours after release

#4 Mnet top 300

#1 Take 7 Chart

#1 Thai Channel V Countdown stayed No.1 3 weeks

#1 on Myx Philippines daily countdown beating out Taylor Swift’s you belong with me and # 2 in their International countdown

Suju-M Super girl

rankings

#1 G music combo and mandarin charts, and 5 music mandarin chart

#1 China top music chart

#1 Philippines Music 1 top 25 

#1 Thailand Countdown asian chart

2010 Bonamana

rankings

Korean single

#1 Sbs Inkigayo take 7 chart, Music bank K chart

#5 Taiwan Hit Fm annual top 100 single chart

Japanese version

#2 Oricon Daily, weekly singles chart

#1 Gaon weekly, monthly, yearly album chart

#1 Hanteo Daily weekly and monthly album chart

#1 Hottracks best 5

#5 Japan Daily Album chart

#1 Taiwan G music combo and jpop international chart

#1 5 music korean chart

#1 KKBOX korean chart

#1 Philippines Odyssey weekly chart and Astropus weekly chart 

#1 Music one top 25

#1 odyssey music and video top international hits chart

#1 myx international hits chart

#7 U.S Billboard United World Album chart

2011 Mr Simple

rankings

#1 Hanteo Daily, weekly, monthly chart

#1 Gaon weekly monthly chart

#3 US Billboard World Album chart

#1 Philippines odyssey weekly album

#1 Gaon singles streaming singles download singles, 

#1 Mobile ringtone chart and karaoke chart

#7 Billboard kpop hot 100

A-Cha

#2 Gaon single, streaming singles chart

#4 gaon download singles

#3 mobile ringtone chart

Suju M perfection

Suju M best selling korean artist of 2011 in Taiwan

#5 Oricon charts charted for 4 weeks on Oricon weekly albums chart

Korean version

Gaon Weekly and Monthly charts

Eunhyuk and Donghae Oppa Oppa

Rankings

#2 Oricon Daily and weekly singles chart

2012- SFS

Rankings

#1 Gaon weekly, monthly, yearly chart

#1 Hanteo Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly chart

#1 G-Music J-pop Chart and international chart

#1  Taiwan KKBOX K-Pop Daily weekly and monthly Chart

#4 G music Combo chart

#1 Hong kong KKBOX K-Pop Charts

#5 Hong Kong Record Merchant Chart

#5 Oricon Weekly Albums

#3 Billboard World Albums

#5 Gaon Digital Singles

#4 Gaon Online Downloads

#1 on Melon, bugs Soribada, Daum, Naver, Mnet, Olleh

S.P.Y

#1 Gaon Weekly and monthly chart

#1 Hanteo Daily weely chart

Opera

Rankings

#1 Oricon Daily albums chart

#3 weekly albums chart

#5 monthly albums chart

2013- Break down

#1 U.S Billboard world albums

#1 Taiwan 5 music ranking

#1 Thailand BTS top 20

#3 German asian music charts

#3 G music combo chart

#2 G music mandarian chart

#1 Thailand true music top 20 chart

Korean version

#1 Hanteo daily weekly chart

#4 hanteo monthly chart

#2 Gaon weekly chart #3 on monthly chart

Donghae and Eunhyuk I wanna dance

#3 Oricon daily and weekly singles

Promise you K.R.Y

#1 Oricon daily singles chart

#2 weekly singles

#1 Gaon weekly chart

Hero #2 Gaon single, streaming singles

#4 gaon download singles chart

#3 Mobile ringtone chart

Blue world

#2 Oricon Daily albums chart

#3 weekly albums chart

#5 monthly albums chart

2014-Suju M swing

#1 on yinyuetai broke record being first artist to get perfect score

#5 Gaon monthly chart

Donghae and Eunhyuk Ride me

        

#1 Oricon Daily

#3 Oricon weekly

Skeleton

#2 oricon daily single

#4 oricon weekly single

Super Junior Mamacita

#1 Daily weekly real time chart

#1 Hottracks online and offline daily weekly and monthly chart

#1 Gaon Album chart general and domestic

#3 Oricon daily album chart

#1 5 music korean chart

#2 Chia Chia record korean/japan chart

#1 KKBOX daily and weekly chart

#5 Omusic Korean Albums Weekly Ranking

#2 Omusic Korean Albums Daily Ranking

#1 KKBOX daily chart for album, song, and new ranking

#1 HMV Korea/ Japan Chart (Singapore)

#1 U.S Billboard Album Charts

#1Top 50 Korean New Songs

#1 Top 100 New Korean (Daily Chart)

#1 Daily, weekly, daily chart Song ranking and New song ranking for mamacita single 

#4 Omusic Daily Single Ranking

#4 Hito Japan/Korea Ranking

#1 K-POP MUSIC VIDEO CHART TOP 20Mamacita (Full Version)

#1 yinyuetai Real Time Chart Mamacita (Full Version)

#1 Yinyuetai Weekly Chart Mamacita (Full Version)

#1 yinyuetai Real Time Chart Mamacita (Drama Version)

#2 Yinyuetai Weekly ChartMamacita (Drama Version)

#2 US Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America - August 2014Mamacita

#1 InternationalMost Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World - August 2014 Mamacita

LQIYI rank Mamacita MV #3

Super Junior Repackaged album This is love

Topped multiple Charts including Hanteo, and Synnara

Evanesce MV #1 LQIYI

This is love MV #2 This is love LQIYI

This is love #1 on LQIYI weekly and yinyuetai weekly chart

This is love achieved a 99.0 score on Yinyuetai

Super Junior Awards

Achievements list

This list was not compiled by me but by (@sjrulestheworld @sujulojo or @barbie_joyce10 on Twitter). I just added the last few recent achievements they made this list to celebarte suju’s 6 the anniversary also some things may have changed on the list like records since this list was made a while back.

2006 – The birth of the stars

March 25th - April 22: Created history by staying at No.1 position for five weeks with “Miracle” on Thailand’s Channel V Internal music board.
 
May 5th: Super Junior was voted as the number one group/celebrities that children want to spend Children’s Day with.

May 25th: “U” had over 400,000 downloads within five hours of its release and ultimately exceeded 1.7 million downloads, crashing the server.

June: The first single album produced by the boy group “Super Junior,” entitled “U,” topped CD sales charts (Hanteo, Hot Tracks, Kyobo Bookstore’s online CD charts, and OiMusic) during the first week after its release on June 7.

August 21st: Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio (Sukira) started on this day and is the longest idol-run show in history and has the highest rating for its timeslot.

September 18th: Attended 5th Pattaya Music Festival in Thailand as representatives of Korea.

“U” was the first Korean single to enter the Top 10 Oricon charts.

Notable Awards:

Mutizen (Triple Crown Award) at SBS Inkigayo (Also, Super Junior’s first award)
Best New Group at Mnet KM Music Festival
Best New Group at 21st Golden Disk Awards
Best Music Video at 21st Golden Disk Awards
Best New Group at 16th Seoul Music Awards
Best Male Group at 13th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards
Best New Group at Korean Digital Music Awards
Best New Male Group at SBS Song Awards

2007 and 2008 – The rise to stardom
 
March 20th, 2008: Hangeng was chosen as an Olympic torch bearer for Beijing Olympics 2008, first idol ever to be chosen in history.

April 30th, 2008: Goodwill ambassadors for Korea and Thailand 50th Anniversary, honoring the good relationship Korea has held with Thailand for the past fifty years.
 
December, 2008: Super Junior M, are the first artists to ever appear on Chinese postage stamps.

Became Spokesmodel for Donate Blood (2007–present) campaign at the Republic of Korea National Red Cross and were appointed as Goodwill ambassador for World Blood Donor Day.

Don’t Don peaked at #1 on the Five Music J-pop/K-pop Chart and the G-music J-pop Chart in Taiwan within the first week of release. The album broke the record for being the highest ranked Korean album on the G-music Combo Billboard Chart, surpassing the albums of TVXQ and Shinhwa.

Don’t Don was the second best selling album of the year with 164,058 copies sold.

Notable Awards:

Best New Asian Artist at 2nd Thailand’s SEED Awards
Asia’s Artist of the Year at China Tencent Stars Magnificent Ceremony in 2007
TPL Anycall Popularity Award and Disk Bonsang for “Don’t Don” at Golden Disk Awards
New Generation Top Artist of the Year and Best Male Dance Artist for “Don’t Don” at 14th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards
Artist of the Year Award, Netizen Popularity Award, and Mobile Popularity Award at Mnet KM Music Festival

Disk Bonsang Award and Mobile Popularity Award at 17th Seoul Music Awards
Favorite Artist of Korea at MTV Asia Awards

Mainland’s Best Album “Me” and Mainland’s Most Popular Group at CCTV 2008 Chinese Entertainment Awards
Mainland’s Best Group at the CCTV-MTV Music Awards and at China Tencent Stars Magnificent Ceremony in 2008
Asia’s Most Popular New Group (SJ-M) at Music King Awards a month after their debut in 2008

2009 – The crowned stars

Sorry, Sorry sold over 29,000 copies the first day, defeating Seo Taiji’s record of 25,000 and to this day hold this record.

March 15th: Super Junior’s Sorry, Sorry performance on the program “Inkigayo” made the ratings increase to 14%, highest seen in the recent years.

April 19th: Super Junior performed at Jackie Chan’s “Good Friends” concert as Korea’s representatives in Beijing National Stadium.

Sorry Sorry debuted at #2 in Taiwan’s G-music Combo chart, #1 in the International chart and #1 in Five Music’s Korean chart.

Sorry Sorry reigned popular music website KKbox for 36 weeks at #1 position in ‘Korea/Japan Single Top 100 Chart’.

Also at another Taiwan’s online music website, Ezpeer, Sorry Sorry was #1 for 34 consecutive weeks.

In Thailand’s Channel V Countdown Asian Charts, Sorry Sorry set record of being #1 for 8 consecutive weeks (3rd week of April – 1st week of June).

In Philippines, gained a Gold Record status for the album, “Sorry, Sorry”

Notable Awards:

Disk Daesang, Disk Bonsang, Samsung YEPP Popularity Award for Sorry Sorry at Golden Disk Awards
Disk Bonsang, Mobile Popularity and Hallyu Star Award at Seoul Music Awards
Top 10 Bonsang Award at Melon Music Awards
Album of the Year in Gaon Chart
Asian Best Group at Asia Song Festival

Thailand’s Channel V: #1 on Asian Top 50 Year End 2009

Taiwan’s Hit FM: #1 on 2009 Top 100 Singles Chart

Most Downloaded Overseas Song (Super Girl) in China Digital Music Awards
Medal of Appreciation at the Shanghai International Art Festival

2010 – Shining around the world

June 10th:  “Victory Korea” won Best World Cup Song at ESPN poll receiving over 90% of the votes beating out Shakira, Akon etc.

October 9th – October 12th: Kim Heechul trended on Twitter for 3 days with the help of Super Junior’s worldwide fans.

November 22nd: Named National Pop culture Icon and recieved Minister of Culture award by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for spreading the Hallyu Wave in other countries and raising awareness of South Korea to foreigners.

December: In an interview with CNN, Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Choi Siwon talked about how Super Junior members target various overseas entertainment markets. CNN also did a small coverage on Super Junior’s 5th anniversary.

Bonamana reached 7th spot on the Billboard’s World Album-Chart.

Bonamana reigned No.1 on KKBOX since its release for 63 weeks (1 year and 2 months).

In Philippines, gained a Gold Record status for the album, “Bonamana”

In a survey “Top 10 most popular Korean artist survey in a South American country” in Brazil conducted by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange, Super Junior received the highest votes (2137 votes).

In a newspaper in Saudi Arabia, Leeteuk was named one of the “Most popular celebrities” in Saudi Arabia with names like Lady Gaga.
In one of the local surveys in Saudi Arabia, Super Junior was voted has the most popular Kpop idol group garnering over 40% of the votes.

In a website (Listas) poll in Peru, Super Junior topped the list of “Sexiest Korean Men” in 2010.

Awarded with “Must follow personality” in Mashable Twitter Awards in Las Vegas.

Notable Awards:

Netizen Popularity Battle Award at 2nd Melon Music Awards
Disk Bonsang Award and Asian Popularity Award at 25th Golden Disk Awards
Album of the Year in Gaon Chart

#1 Kpop Star of 2010 by MTV Taiwan
Bestselling Jpop/Kpop artist of the year in Taiwan

Most Popular Group (Super Junior – M) at Chinese Music Radio Top Awards
Best Singing Group (Super Junior – M) in China’s Golden Melody Awards
Most Popular group, and Album Award (Super Junior) in China’s Music festival
Top Buzz Overseas Group for Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards in 2010

In Channel V 2010 Asian Top 50 Year End Chart, Bonamana took the No.1 spot, followed by No Other at No.10 and Sorry, Sorry Answer at No.13.

Number 1 in MTV Asia 2010 Top Korean Idols list.

Best Asian Award in 5th Thailand Asia SEED Awards 2010

Best Korean Artist in ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2010 in Philippines for Pop K-Pop Category.

Bonamana won Album of the Year and Song of the Year in 2010 Philippines Kpop Convention. Super Junior won Male Group of the Year in 2010 Philippines Kpop Convention.

K-Pop Artist of the Year 2010, hosted by 360Kpop in Vietnam

2011 – The big, space, superstars

January 13th: In Iran the first Persian magazine for Super Junior was launched.

January 25th: Featured in a magazine “NeoTokyo Magazine Nº 59” (11 pages) in Brazil going over member profiles and a thorough history of Super Junior.

January 26th: A Slovenian newspaper, Žurnal, reported about Super Junior members and their album sales.

February 2nd: A Venezuelan magazine wrote an article featuring Super Junior.

February 10th: A channel in Turkey acclaimed Super Junior as one of the “Best Groups in Korea” and did a small feature.

February 21st: The Hong Kong Tourism Board has officially invited Super Junior to host a travel show promoting Hong Kong.

February 24th: Super Junior’s “Super Show 3 3D” set a record with 11,940 viewers in 4 days, making it a success none have achieved before. For February 25th through the 27th, “Super Show 3 3D” ranked sixth at the box office.

February 26th: In a survey conducted by Brazil’s Rede TV, Super Junior was chosen as the number one Korean singer who should come to Brazil garnering over 30% of the votes.

March 3rd: Super Junior appointed as the official ambassadors of Korean cuisine for 2011 by the South Korean Government.

March 11th – 13th: Super Show 3 in Taiwan grossed over $2.8 million, making Super Junior the first artist to hold three sold out concerts in a row. The tickets were sold out in a matter of minutes.

April 25th: Super Junior picked as models for Japan’s “Circle K Sunkus”, one of Japan’s largest convenience store franchises.

April 26th: BBC wrote an article about Kpop, Super Junior in particular, saying “Bands such as Super Junior have launched the musical genre K-pop.”

May 25th: Super Junior’s Leeteuk, became the first idol ever to appear on a live news broadcast.

June 13th: Super Junior picked as the Hallyu star that you want to travel Korea with.

June 17th: Super Junior appointed ambassadors of ‘Seoul Summer Sale 2011’ as per a survey conducted among foreigners in which Super Junior received 76% of the votes.

July 26th: Super Junior appointed as Korean Tourism ambassadors

August: Super Junior-M’s “Perfection” tops Odyssey music chart.

August 4th: Super Junior’s 5th album comeback received massive international anticipation and a press conference was held attracting over 200 media outlets from Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and many other countries.

August 12th: Mr. Simple ranks No.3 on World Billboard Album Chart (The highest recorded spot for a Kpop album yet).

August 14th: Mr. Simple ranks No.6 on United World chart.

August 25th: In a survey conducted by SPanyol TV and Websites, Super Junior beat out other artists to become the “Favorite Kpop Group” in Spain.

August 25th: In Germany on the StarFlash chart, Super Junior came in first place with, “Mr. Simple,” with 12,349 points (almost double from the second place on the chart). Super Junior became the first and the only Kpop artist ever to take first place on the chart. This same site featured an article about Mr. Simple’s Krepet dance taking over.
 
August 29th: Super Junior’s “Mr. Simple” MV ranked 3rd on YouTube Global chart for views.

September 2nd: In Peru, Super Junior’s Mr. Simple won the poll “The Teen Top of the Week” which features the most popular songs chosen by the listeners. Mr. Simple won with 10,928 votes. The song was then played on popular Peruvian radio VIVA FM 104.7.

September 5th: ‘Ceci China’ September issue with cover model Super Junior was sold out in 3 hours in China.

September 25th: Super Junior was invited to represent Korea at the China-Japan-Korea Music Festival while Super Junior-M represented China at Beijing’s National Stadium.

October 5th: London Evening Standard listed Super Junior as one of the three biggest K-Pop groups.

October 13th: Super Show 4 Seoul tickets sell out in 8 minutes making a record for a South Korean group.

October 18th: LG Electronics chose Super Junior as models to strengthen Kpop marketing strategies.

October 23rd: NY Daily listed Super Junior among the “5 Must Hear Groups” of K-Pop.

October 24th: New York Times review featured Super Junior at SMTOWN NY and declared “K.R.Y., a sub-group of Super Junior, delivered what may have been the night’s best performance on “Sorry Sorry Answer,” a muscular R&B ballad.”

In a survey held by Korea.com, Super Junior was named the “Most Popular Korean Wave Star in other countries”.

Mr. Simple holds the highest score record for Music Bank scores since the new system was employed in May of 2010.

Mr. Simple holds the highest record for 1st week album sales on Hanteo in 2011.

Mr. Simple holds the highest number of consecutive wins on Music Bank for 2011 as of yet.

Mr. Simple album peaked at #19 on iTunes “Top 100 pop albums in US”.

Mr. Simple replaced Bonamana’s 63 week reign of KKBOX’s Kpop chart and has been No.1 since its release (11 weeks as of now).

Mr. Simple placed #1 for 3 consecutive weeks on G-Music‘s ‘Asia Chart’ and on Kwang Nan‘s ‘Korea & Japan Music Chart’ in Taiwan.

“Mr. Simple” snagged #1 for 4 weeks in a row on Five Music‘s ‘Korea & Japan Music Chart’ from August 26th to September 22nd in Taiwan.

Mr. Simple topped ‘Show! Thai K-POP Chart’ for consecutive 4 weeks

Notable Awards:

Most Popular Music at the 6th Korea in Motion Festival
The Highest Asia Singer Award a at 2011 Asia Song Festival

Most popular group of the year (Super Junior – M) and Best Japan/Korea Album of The Year (Bonamana) in Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards

Popular Asia Artist of the Year in 6th Thailand Asia SEED Awards 2011

Super Junior is the only K-Pop group to have seven Number One albums based on record stores’ album charts in the Philippines. Also, the only K-Pop group to reach the Number One Spot in three of the country’s biggest record retail stores’ album charts.
 

2012

 press conference, attended by the 10 active members, was held on 3 July to launch the album. It attracted media and international reporters from Taiwan, China, Japan and Kazakhstan

Super Junior’s press conference for their sixth album was recently covered by a popular Polish news station

The album managed to rank high in iTunes in several countries including AustraliaFranceJapan and Peru. It also ranked 3rd place in Billboard World Albums.

 Sexy, Free & Single managed rank 1st place in MYX Daily Top 10MYX Hit Chart and MYX International Top 20. According to Hanteo Super Junior, had become the first artist to surpass the 200,000 mark for albums sold this year with their 6th album Sexy, Free & Single. With their impressive total album sales, the group has risen above other fellow K-Pop idol groups to reach the 1st spot on this chart.

40.000 copies were sold in Taiwan according to the charts, making it the best sold K-pop album in the country

2014

Suju M set record for having a perfect score on yinyuetai

Make history by becoming the first korean artist to hold 100 world tours

#1 On billboard world album chart after only 3 days of sale

Pioneers

or first to do so

I got this Info from various Articles and MCD Begins so if someone bitches at me how they are not the first to do that take it up with them not me

1st group to have a sub unit 

1st sub unit to have a solo concert

1st Korean sub idols to challenge trot

1st Korean group to have a Retro comic sub unit

#1st Korean Artist to have a large amount of members

Pioneer Multi dol

Actors, Comedians, Mc’s, DJ’S, Entertainers, composers

you get the gist

Composers

1st Group to have 100 world tours

1st Korean idols to hold solo concerts in Macau, France, and Argentina

1st korean artist to leture at a university

Pioneer beagle

Beagle apparently means Extremely Loud, goofy, can’t sit still for 5 seconds

you know the thing super junior does where they act like 5 year olds that is them being beagle idols. 

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So we have reached the end if you have made it this far congrats and I hope you liked this and it made you feel a bit better if you felt a bit upset or sad or angry or anything else over Sm being little shits as well as mama and gda. At the end this means nothing because they got kicked out for being to good. Let’s just focus on the hollywood awards the seoul music awards and just showing suju we still care for them let’s give them awards more meaningful. As far as I heard people were saying apparently chinese elfs were working on a GDA trophy again. so you go c-elfs

At the end of the day remember Sm needs Super Junior, Super Junior don’t need SM. Super Junior helped make SM what it is today. One day hopefully they realize how much they needed super junior in the end. also apparently after all this shit SM pulled on SUJU stocks dropped which fills me with some sort of satisfaction to be honest. 

As Donghae said in Superman 

“If they ask us who we are, we show them our results”

anyway it is cold and raining and 2 in the morning so i am going to go listen to superman 100 times while i drift of to sleep slowly. hope you enjoyed. <3

billboard.com
Where Does Zedd Rank Among the Top 'Z' Artists in Billboard Chart History?
In the past two years alone, we've seen top 20 hits scored on the Billboard Hot 100 by Zara Larsson, Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall, Zayn and Zedd. But where do these artists rank among the top "Z" artists in Hot 100 history?

8/11/2017 by Andrew Unterberger

Despite historically being one of the least-used letters in the English language, mid-‘10s pop music has proven to be a veritable golden age for artists whose names start with the letter “Z.” In the past two years alone, we’ve seen top 20 hits scored on the Billboard Hot 100 by Zara Larsson, Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall, Zayn, and of course, recent Billboard cover star Zedd.

But where do these artists rank among the top “Z” artists in Hot 100 history? Well, we at Billboard crunched the numbers, and we’ve come up with both the 15 top “Z” artists – defined as artists with a first name, last name, or group name starting with the letter “Z,” though stopping short of including artists like JAY-Z or Led Zeppelin – as well as the top 15 Hot 100 songs credited to “Z” artists. Read on below, and let’s see if Zendaya, Zacari or Zion & Lennox end up joining their ranks in the years to come.

The below lists are based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, since the chart’s inception in August 1958 through the Aug. 19, 2017 ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. The artist tally utilizes the same point system and adjusted weighting as the songs list, but aggregates all titles for each act that charted over the course of its career.

Top 15 “Z” Artists:

1. ZZ Top
2. The Zombies
3. Zac Brown Band
4. Zager & Evans
5. Zayn
6. Zhané
7. Zedd
8. Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
9. Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
10. Robin Zander
11. Warren Zevon
12. Pia Zadora
13. Frank Zappa
14. Zapp & Roger
15. Zara Larsson

Top 15 Songs By “Z” Artists (With Hot 100 Peak Position & Date):

1. Zager & Evans, “In the Year 2525” (No. 1, 6 weeks, 7/12/69)
2. The Zombies, “She’s Not There” (No. 2, 12/12/64)
3. Zayn, “Pillowtalk” (No. 1, 1 week, 2/20/16)
4. Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, “Stay” (No. 1, 1 week, 11/21/60)
5. Cam'Ron feat. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zeekey & Toya, “Hey Ma” (No. 3, 11/2/02)
6. The Zombies, “Time of the Season” (No. 3, 3/29/69)
7. Zayn & Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (No. 2, ¾/17)
8. ZZ Top, “Sleeping Bag” (No. 8, 12/14/85)
9. Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall, “Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)” (No. 5, 12/10/16)
10. Zhané, “Hey Mr. D.J.” (No. 6, 10/30/93)
11. ZZ Top, “Legs” (No. 8, 7/21/84)
12. Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay” (No. 7, 5/6/17)
13. Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, “Break Free” (No. 4, 8/30/14)
14. Ann Wilson & Robin Zander, “Surrender to Me” (No. 6, 3/11/89)
15. Zedd feat. Foxes, “Clarity” (No. 8, 8/17/13)

Chocobros & astrology: headcanons
  • Prompto: checks his horoscope, his friends' horoscope, his partner's horoscopes, his partners' exes' horoscopes, etc. Also the most likely to look up his crush's birth chart online at 3 AM to see if they're romantically compatible.
  • Noctis: Doesn't care. Doesn't even know how many signs there are.
  • Ignis: Might occasionally listen to his horoscope if Prompto offers to read it to him. Believes it's all coincidence, but doesn't exactly have an overtly negative view of astrology. He does, however, pity people who put too much stock in it.
  • Gladiolus: Doesn't believe in astrology except for when it has to do with sex drive. "She's a scorpio bro"
Baby Fever (G-dragon fluff)

A/N: this is so incredibly short that i almost feel bad for making this based in one scene. i wish i could have added more but ill just make up for it by updating more this week. maybe like always. I got a new computer today so i’m more likely to update faster but because for the past 4 months I’ve been trying to update on my hone but that prolongs the update. Either way, i hope that the new computer will benefit my blogs more and i cam deliver faster like i used to. This story is made for @chryskl so i hope you like is short one shot i made even though its been soooo long since you actually requested this anyways

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“oh this is cute, baby look at this” you laid on the couch with your tablet skillfully balanced on your swelled belly. You had grown accustom to online shopping ever since you became prone to water retention in your ankles. It was nearly unbearable to even walk to the bathroom let alone around a store, but you had your man with you the whole time threw this so the unbearable became tolerable.

“whats cute this time?” jiyong leaned over the arm rest and over your head to see the rainbow colored poke-a-dot styled booties on the screen. he lets out a defeated sigh and shakes his head “come on jiyong don’t do that, i know what you mom said but come ooonn what mom would by this?” you headed it almost everyday from your mother-in-law. ‘don’t buy the baby to many clothes they’re just going to grow out of them in a month’ and you did well with just buying a few selected onesie and socks and blankets bu the reality of the fact was, this is your first baby and you couldn’t be anymore infatuated with the wide arrange of baby clothes and toys and cribs and shit. It was the one thing that made you feel like you were actually ready for this baby. 

“you know i don’t care about buying baby clothes, id let you buy the whole store but you know how aggressive my mom has been about this baby, i don’t even think she was this worried me when i was a child” he sated a matter of factually and sat on the other side of the couch. he laid your feet in his lap and absentmindedly massaged them. “oh dont say that. i mean she had to have learned all this stuff from somewhere” you defended your mother-in-law giving her the benefit of the doubt despite her being the pain in you foot for the past 6 months. You positioned yourself to sit up with the tablet and let jiyong see the screen “okay but you cant tell me that this baby tiger onesie is not cute, you just cant” he chuckles at how you strongly insisted on the outfit but it had to admit, seeing his child in this would be a great idea. and so that was item 9 in your online chart. “ugh babe, are we sure we’re ready for this?” laying the tablet in your lap and dazing out on jiyong’s face. You never stopped worrying about this pregnancy, from the first test to the first ultrasound to the first time you got asked ‘aww how far along are you?’ and now here you are in your second trimester still wondering how ‘ready’ you both actually were. “baby-’ he started rubbing his hand on you hard pregnant bump “you ask me this every month and every month i tell you that we are have never been more ready for this baby” his hand attracts to your like a magnate and he continues “we are at i good place in your lives right now, we are stable and happy, i love you and our baby, so for the 6th time, don’t worry about the parenting stuff until we get there okay?” you head it turned to face him and his soft bottom lip pillows against yours. “okay?” you smile and nod in agreeance, he was right, we were going to be find with this child of ours, we have the support if he need it and the advice when we need them so what was there to be scared of? i guess going into labor. 

“aye- what about cute hats for out little peanut to keep warm?” jiyong lifts the tablet back up lighting your faces “OH MY GOODNESS HATS” you completely forgot about the hats “wait did you just call it a peanut?’ you questioned after thinking about it for a second “yeah, it looks liked a little cashew in the ultrasound last month so ya know” you chuckled at his logic, he was already developing the impossible stubbornness of dad logic “then why not call it little cashew” you suggested “no that is a weird pet name for a baby” like i said before ‘impossible’. 

anonymous asked:

u will be able to see the world in full color once you meet your soulmate but until then, you can only see the world in the eye color of your soulmate. however, you can alter the color your soulmate can see, by wearing contact lenses. if you wear blue contact lenses, your soulmate sees the world in blue, purple makes them see the world in purple, etc. you realize each day/week you get to see the world in a different color because your soulmate is being all cute (daejae ofc) -daejae trash anon

Blue

Youngjae woke up to a new sky, bright and clear in a color unlike any he had seen before. Despite his grogginess, a sort of excitement filled him as he looked about his room at the colors he had not known were there. His walls were a softer version of this clear-feeling color. His jeans, he found were more solid, but still the same.

He met his friend, Junhong, at the other’s dorm down the hall. “Wanna get breakfast before class?” Youngjae asked the yawning boy.

“I don’t have class, remember?” Junhong yawned. “I specifically scheduled my courses so I could have Fridays off.” He padded back into his room with sleepy steps, not even bothering to close the door behind him.

“It’s Wednesday.” Youngjae told him.

“Shit!” Junhong shouted, rolling out of bed and smashing his elbow on the way down. Two minutes later, he was following Youngjae down to the dining hall. “I only have twenty minutes to eat.” Junhong said, “and that’s if I run to class and accept that I’m going to be ten minutes late.”

“So you really have ten minutes to eat, but you just don’t care about class enough to show up on time.” Youngjae replied.

“The Science of Soulmates 201?” Junhong replied. “It’s a joke class, Youngjae. If it weren’t a requirement for the bio major, no one would take it. Literally all we’ve learned in the past two months is that soulmates see the world in each other’s eye colors until they meet, then everything goes full color. Five-year-olds could tell you that. He literally only introduced the contact lenses thing last week.”

“My soulmate is wearing them today,” Youngjae said.

“What?” Junhong asked, “are you sure?”

“Yeah, usually I see things in brown, but today it’s different. The color of the sky, jeans, your backpack, that’s what I’m seeing today.”

“You should find one of the color charts online to figure out what color it is.” Junhong answered. “I’ve never seen anything but brown either.”

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anonymous asked:

Just read/misread the mari prompt. So ok, soulmate au where the words on you are the first words your soulmates family says to you because you are already family. (But this is terrible for yuuri because viktor has no family.) (alternate: yakov is his family)

omg I love this

Victor has kanji and hiragana and katakana on his back, neatly printed and formal. When he is seven, his mother pulls up a katakana and hiragana chart online. She can’t translate the kanji, but ヴィクトル was his name, and at least he’d know that his soulmate’s family would say his name. He knows that they are Japanese, but other than that, he’ll have to wait, someday, to find someone to translate it and tell him what the rest said.

Years later, when he moves out of his parent’s empty home, his father long gone and his mother dead in an accident, he asks Yakov’s Japanese neighbor for the rest of the translation. “Welcome to Hasetsu, Victor Nikiforov,” his neighbor reads, “You’re here for our Yuuri? He’s not here right now, but you must have had a long travel! Please, soak in the hot springs.”

He’s twenty-seven when he chases Katsuki Yuuri to his hometown, Hasetsu, his soulmark burning all the way, and when he first walks into Yu-topia Akatsuki, it feels, strangely, enough, like coming home. It’s not so strange though, when he’s greeted by a warm-faced woman and told words he’d been waiting for his whole life.

It’s a little bit hard not to cry, because ever since his mother passed away, Victor hasn’t had a family. But now… if Yuuri is willing to accept him, there’s a chance he may have a new one.


Yuuri has no soulmark.

This isn’t uncommon. There are plenty of people without soulmarks — it used to be more uncommon, when people would die younger and the chances of meeting your soulmate’s family nonexistent because they could be dead before you met them.

But still, it could also mean that you.. have no soulmate. Yuuri doesn’t know what’s worse — to have no soulmate, or to never know, for sure, because you’ll never meet their family and confirm. But he is twenty-three, and running from his worries, and having a soulmate is not something that he’s dwelled on through puberty like most of his friends; insteaad of wanting to meet his soulmate, Yuuri wishes to meet Victor Nikiforov on the ice, an equal. 

(That dream is like ice on the old sting of the thought that Yuuri may end up alone in this world where people have perfect matches. The wound has been long numbed by the ice of the rink and the song of skates.) 

But after he flops at Sochi and loses his dream of meeting Victor on the ice, he somehow meets his apparent soulmate instead — waking up to shovel snow and passing the family dining room, strangely boisterous at this hour. He peeks in an almost drops the shovel, because Victor Nikiforov is sitting with his parents and talking, and Mari is staring at his back and smoking a cigarette and smoking with intense thought. 

The morning after his skate of Victor’s FS has gone viral, Yuuri wakes up to Victor being welcomed into his family as another son. Potential son-in-law.

“He’s definitely not mine,” Mari mutters, side-eying her brother as he sits shellshocked from Victor’s declaration that he would coach Yuuri. “Careful brother, mom and dad love him already.”

“O-Oh,” Yuuri croaks, and Makkachin licks his hand.

Stargazing w/ Evan HC's

Requested: @sincerelytrees stargazing with evan (simplified request)

Warnings: none

(A/N): i decided to turn these into headcannons, mostly because i enjoy writing them lol hope that’s ok

- ok so this is after high school and everyone’s off at college now
- that’s where you met Evan
- Evan knows you really like stars
- he totally planned this stargazing date for weeks
- he looked up star charts online and checked books out from the library
- he wanted to be sure that you guys could see as many constellations as possible
- Evan got Connor to help him learn the constellations and star names
- Evan knows a park near campus that’s open 24/7 so that’s where he takes you
- he brings blankets and snacks and flashlights for you guys
- he’s really nervous at first but as the night progresses he gets more comfortable
- you point out some of your favorite stars to evan
- it makes him so happy to see you happy
- he just kind of melts into you at that point and you cuddle for a while
- FLASH FORWARD
- so it’s a few years later and your anniversary
- so what does evan do
- recreates your first date
- he totally proposes to you and includes the stars in his speech somehow
- you say yes obviously
- you spend that night under the stars thinking about everything
- evan feels like maybe everything he went through, and still goes through, is worth it if you’re by his side
- he just really loves you
- alright that’s all i got
- i love evan hansen

Genki: Lesson 1 (Linguistic Perspective)

This is something I’ve wanted to make for quite a while— so I’m very excited to finally be able to share it with you.

Tonight what I am going to share with you is basically some commentary the first lesson in Genki, which is the most popular Japanese book at the moment. Published by The Japan Times, it’s meant first and foremost to be a classroom book. A classroom book, as opposed to a self-study book, is allowed to fudge things a little bit for the sake of spacial economy and simplification because it is assured that the teacher can clarify the ambiguities that may come from it. 
Yet I’m aware that many of you are self-learners. While I cannot step into the role of a “Japanese teacher,” I can give you some perspective as a linguist. I can simplify and explain things that the book basically cannot or takes its sweet time in getting to.

This isn’t a detailed explanation of everything, only some additions and comments. If there’s something that you don’t understand or would like me to expand on, let me know!

Without further ado:

(Front cover)

(Back cover)

The Genki textbook comes with a Hiragana and Katana chart on the front and back covers, respectively. Please remember this while you’re learning them and you forget one. It’s faster than looking up a chart online.

(Page 19)

After a completely useless introduction in Japanese, the English translation begins on page 18. I’m going to recommend you read the section on the structure of the book because it is very consisted throughout the lessons.

(Page 21)

The section explaining the Kanji lessons in the back brings up two very important terms: on-yomi and kun-yomi. Get familiar with Kanji having more than one pronunciation. The very bottom of this page mentions how some Kanji have derivative pronunciations: this can be explained most of the time.
(In the case of “Gakkoo,” what happens is that you have two Chinese readings (on-yomi): gaku+kou. You’ll see that /u/ in Japanese is a very weak vowel and will disappear in many instances. That’s what’s happening here. You have two of the same consonant divided by a /u/, so it gets deleted. )

(Page 23)

For those of you who like to write: take note of the different fonts and how it’s expected to look when handwritten. Take special note of り and き. I’ll add here that さ behaves like き in that there isn’t a connective bulb between the top and bottom parts.

(Page 27)

Japanese is not a tonal accent (like Mandarin) but it does have a pitch accent. Pitch accent has to do with pitch, i.e. the frequency of one’s voice, and not stress. Stress accent is what Spanish has, for example. (English has it to but that’s another story.) It’s hard to wrap your head around, but imagine this: you’re at a piano and you’re playing two sequential keys. Now imagine that you’re tuning your voice to the two notes of the two keys. When you speak Japanese, one syllable of most words will be spoken in tune with the higher note, and the others will be spoken in turn with the lower note. (And it’s also worth noting that there are many variations in Japan as to how pitch accent works.)

(Page 31)

People will want to make you believe that a large portion of Kanji are pictographic. They’re not. It’s like 4%. For most intents and purposes, whether or not it is pictographic is useless information. Don’t mind it. The true story behind Kanji is a very complicated one. 
What they very nicely point out here is the thing with 晴 and 清, which both share the on’yomi of “sei,” based on the “sound element.” This is something nifty to keep in the back of your mind. In fact, in the long run, this might be the most important point in the whole introduction.


(Page 35)

Lesson 1 proper begins with these greetings. The things on the right column are the English equivalents, not the translations. Believe it or not, these greetings are not just totally arbitrary sounds the Japanese make in certain situations: they have meanings.

Oyahoo- is an adverb meaning “early.”

Ohayoo gozaimasu- “gozaimasu” is a polite conjugation of the humble version of the copula “aru.” A copula is a semi-meaningless verb that just establishes a relationship between noun phrases. English’s copula is “is.”

Konnichiwa- is a combination of a prefix “kon-,” meaning “this;” the lexeme “nichi,” meaning “day;” and “wa,” which is a topic particle. So it means “This day…” 

Konbanwa- is the same story except that “ban” means “evening.”

Sayoonara- is a combination of “sa,” which is an adjective meaning “that;” “yoo” is a suffix meaning “like;” and “nara” is a one of many conditional conjunctions meaning “if.” So this means something like “If that’s the way it is.”

Oyasuminasai- is a combination of “O,” which is an honorific prefix (Get used to them. They’re everywhere.) and “yasuminasai,” which is the verb “yasumu,” meaning “rest,” in one of many imperative conjugations.

Arigatoo- is a bit difficult to explain, but here’s the gist. This is another combination of terms. “Ari” is participial form (for those of you who are familiar with my work, don’t hold it against me that I’m calling this the participial form.) of “aru,” which I mentioned before. The “gatoo” part comes from the Portuguese “gato,” meaning a cat. So this means “there is a cat.” The rationale behind this is because the Japanese do not want to make people aware that they’re being inconvenienced, so they point out that there’s a cat somewhere to lift up their mood. The “gatoo” part comes is related the lexical stem “kata,” which means “difficult.” The /k/ got voiced into /g/. The /a/ becoming an /o/ is a historical development.

Arigatoo gozaimasu- is made up of two elements we’ve already seem before.

Sumimasen- is also a bit tricky. It’s the polite negative present/future conjugation of the verb “sumu,” which means a lot of things. What it means in essence is for something to be done. So this means “it isn’t over.” It’s also good to note that it’s also a very polite way of thanking someone. 

Iie- is probably an arbitrary set of sounds used to express some form of discontent. “Iie” is not the way the Japanese tend to say “no,” though. Please keep that in mind.

Ittekimasu- is “itte,” the gerund (let me call it that for now) of the verb “iku,” meaning “to go;” and “kimasu,” which is the polite present/future affirmative conjugation of “kuru,” meaning to come. So “[I] am going and I will come.”

Itterasshai- is the same “itte” form before plus “rasshai,” which is a shortened form of “irasshai,” which is the imperative form of “irassharu,” which is a very polite verb meaning “to come.”

Tadaima- is a combination of “tada,” meaning “just” and “ima” meaning “now.” So “Just now.”

Okaerinasai- is just like “oyasuminasai:” it’s the honorific prefix plus an imperative conjugation for “kaeru,” meaning “to return.”

Itadakimasu- is the polite present/future conjugation of the verb “itadaku,” which is a very humble verb meaning “to receive.”

Gochisoosama deshita- can be broken down into gochisoo, sama, and deshita. Gochiso is a noun meaning “feast.” (It’s good to note that that “go” is another honorific prefix.) “Sama” is a suffix that, again, gives honor to the noun. If you’re familiar with anime and have heard characters being called [Name]-sama, this is the same “sama.” “Deshita” is polite past conjugation of the copula “da.” Japanese has 3 main copulae and “da” and “aru” are two of them.


Hajimemashite- is sort of an oddity. I myself haven’t come across an official etymology of it. But here is what it seems to me to be. “Hajime” is an adverb meaning “for the first time.” “Mashite” might be “Imashite” minus the initial /i/. “Imashite” would be a weird, but perhaps valid, polite imperative conjugation of the copula “iru,” the third of our 3 copulae. So it would literally mean “Let this be for the first time.”

Yoroshiku Oneishimasu- is two separate words. “Yoroshiku” is the adverbial form of the adjective (Again, those of you who know me, let it be.) “yoroshii,” which is a very polite way of saying “good.” “Onegaishimasu” is an interesting and very popular kind of verb. It’s made up of the noun “onegai” meaning “request” and “shimasu,” which is the polite present/future conjugation of the verb “suru,” (remember this!) meaning “to do.” It’s meaning is much closer to “I’m asking that you treat me well.” than “Nice to meet you.”

(Page 40)

I’m going to point out from the vocabulary page that Genki for the moment being uses these transcriptions that I’m not very fond of; but my biases aside, the important thing is that you notice that “えい” is transcripted at “ee” when one would expect it to be transliterated (which is different from transcription) as “ei.” So one normally reads “sensei” and not “sensee.”

(Page 42)

Let’s talk about XはYです… You remember “Me Tarzan. You Jane.”? Okay.  XはYです is very similar to that syntactically. Genki does come back to this point more than once, and even here it is muddled in one form; but let me just parse things out.
は does not indicate the subject of a sentence. は indicates the topic of a sentence. Think of a statement like this: “As to the garbage can… full.” What the heck can that mean? Well, probably that the garbage can is full. That is exactly what happens in Japanese with は. The topic kind of stands there alone in semantic space and everything else develops there.
です is not what you want to have in mind when you think of “is.” If anything, think of だ. です has been conjugated for something called “teineigo,” or “polite language.” There’s no way of sounding badass when you’re ending all your sentences in です. The plain version of です is だ; and when you’re defaulting to だ things get much easier in the long run. 
So, XはYです semantically maps out to: As for X… [it] is Y. As the text tells you, there is no subject grammatically. 

(Page 44)

の is what we call a genitive particle. The “genitive” is an inflectional case. An inflectional case is form a noun will take base on its function in the sentence. You know how “Me” and “my” are kind of the same word except in function? Well “my” is the genitive of “me.” We’ll be learning about cases as they come up. The genitive indicates that it is modifying another noun, normally to tell you that that other noun belongs to or is part of the genitive noun.  
XのY can be interpreted as Y of X. It’s a good shorthand and it’ll give you a general idea. Just remember that you won’t always be translating it this way.
(“Watashi no pen,” for example is not translated as “pen of I,” but as “My pen.”)

(Page 47)

I’ll consolidate the two ideas of sensei (or sensee) and san here. Sensei is a kind of honorific suffix used for teachers, professors, and doctors. (There are other people you may call sensei, but these are the most popular.) In the same way you can’t call yourself “san” because it’s a suffix that in part gives you some form of honor, you cannot use “sensei” for yourself. If you watch anime, you’ve probably seen the suffixes “kun,” “chan,” and “sama.” If you plan on talking to Japanese people, don’t call them these things. Stick with “san” and “sensei” (if it’s a teacher). “Kun” is used among boys for other boys. “Chan” is used by adults for small children and among young girls. A school girl can call a boy X-kun but the boy will tend to call the girl X-san and not X-chan. That seems to be an anime thing. I’ve yet to meet someone who ever goes by “sama.” Kami-sama is the only “sama” i know and that’s “God.”

Also, regarding the bottom point, if you want to get someone’s attention, like you’re calling to them, not that you’re talking right in front of them (which is what the explanation in the book is implying,) then you can say “X-san” without the “wa” and then when you have their attention, you can ask them the sentence. without saying needing to begin with “Haato san wa…”

(Page 57)

You’ll realize that there some variations of the minute suffix. Thankfully I have already written a post for this here which explains it. 

So there’s Lesson 1. Let me know what you guys think!

anonymous asked:

Hi! Could you please explain or direct me somewhere where it would be easy to understand what exactly are aspects, sextiles, trine, squares, etc? Thank you! 😊

Sure, I made a note package for someone once that explains them so I’ll screenshot some stuff from it and explain it.

So first there’s the trine. A trine is formed when two planets are in the same element, but not the same sign.
For example, a Moon at 15 degrees in Sagittarius would trine a Sun at 15 degrees in Leo. You’ll notice I included the degrees in there as well and that’s because the “tighter” the aspect, the stronger it is. The astrology term for this is orb; “In astrology, the orb is how much an angle made by two points differs from the exactness of an aspect”
An exact trine is 120 degrees apart, but lets say the two planets happen to be 122 or 123 degrees apart; they still aspect as a trine, but they have an orb of 2 or 3 degrees. The tighter the orb, the stronger the aspect!
Back to the trine though, this aspect is said to be very harmonious, in other words, a good aspect. 
In the picture about you can see that each sign is connected to each other by element, so what happens when you have a planet in each different sign of the same element? This is called a grand trine and as you can see it forms a perfect triangle. Grand trines are very fortunate and symbolize good karma brought over into this life and depending on the planets it includes will read a deeper meaning. Just so you get a better idea of what a grand trine is, I found a picture online of a chart with one. You can see Uranus, Mars, and the Moon forming a grand air trine.

The next aspect I will explain is the conjunction. A conjunction is formed when two planets sit tightly close together, and back to the whole orb discussion, a conjunction usually stays within a 10 degree orb, but I personally think a conjunction is only noticeable within a 5 degree orb. The closer the conjunction, the stronger it is! Conjunctions are usually harmonious/good aspects. The picture below is the symbol for a conjunction.

The next aspect is the sextile. A sextile is formed with two signs that are considered compatible, but not the same element, aspect to each other. 
So for example, 
Fire and air are compatible together
Water and earth are compatible together
For example, an Moon in Aries would sextile a Sun in Gemini or Aquarius. With that being said, an Aries Moon would not sextile the sign directly across from it even though it is a compatible element because that is considered a different type of aspect. If this makes more sense, a sextile is when two planets are 60 degrees away from each other. It’s orb needs to stay within 5 degrees to really be considered a sextile. Sextiles are in-between being considered major aspect and a minor aspect. The tightness of the orb will play a part in whether or not it would play a very powerful role in someone’s chart. This is considered a harmonious/good aspect and the picture below is the symbol for a sextile.

Next aspect is going to be the opposition. The opposition is created when two planets are 180 degrees away from each other (within a 10 degree orb is okay, but again like the conjunction, I say within 5 degrees) in other words, when two planets are directly opposite to each other. Oppositions are considered inharmonious aspects, but they are supposed to teach us to see contrast and how we can use that contrast to help in the areas that oppose each other. For example, lets say someone’s sun (ego) is in opposition to their moon (emotions); this person needs to seek their inner to empower their outer and vice versa. Symbol is below.

The next aspect is the square, this is when two planets are 90 degrees away from each other and usually will have the same mode (eg. mutable, cardinal, fixed). The orb for this is within 7 degrees and it is considered a very hard and inharmonious aspect. It symbolize conflict and struggle, but on the upper hand it shows stability and strength. 

A Grand Cross is considered a major aspect for it is a mix of a square and an opposition. Like the grand trine, it is when planets form together in such a way that forms a giant aspect. Each planet will be in a different element, but of the same mode and depending on what the mode is of the grand cross will depict the theme (eg. mutable grand cross, fixed grand cross, cardinal grand cross).
A T-Square is very similar to a grand cross, except it only includes 3 planets and is much weaker than the grand cross. In contains two planets in opposition to each other, and then one other that squares the two. Examples are below.

Another major formation is the Kite. It involves a grand trine and a planet between two of the points to make a sextile and opposition. As I explained in the beginning, a grand trine implies goodness. With a kite involved, the individual with this aspect is inclined to put their grand trine talents to work.

The final major aspect I want to provide is the Rectangle. This happens when there are two oppositions, but are also connected by a trine and a sextile to each other. This is a very fortunate aspect to have, it provides talent and good will.

There are a few other big formations like the grand trine, t-square, etc. but I don’t want to bombard you with too much information. If you begin to understand this, you will probably go on to research the others.

But before I end off, there are a few minor aspects I should mention briefly. 
The semi-sextile; when two planets are 30 degrees apart (harmonious)
The quintile; when two planets are 72 degrees apart (harmonious, orb must be within half a degree to actually be noticeable)
The semi-square; when two planets are 45 degrees apart (inharmonious)
The quincunx; when two planets are 150 degrees apart (neutral)

With minor aspects, the orb has to be VERY tight for them to really have any affect, I would say within 3 degrees. Even with that, there isn’t a whole lot said about minor aspects as they don’t really do much.

Hope this helps