open country no. 2

ไปดูหนังกันน์ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in Thailand today (and many other countries) 🇹🇭 Raise your hands if you’re seeing it this week!

Note: Rocket is saying, “let’s go see a (James Gunn) movie.” Baby Groot is saying, of course, “I am Groot.” Both are wearing James Gunn t-shirts 😊

Character Analysis on Prussia

and also let’s take a look at the canon interaction between Prussia and Japan !

So, I’ve been reading, discussing and analyzing a lot about Prussia’s character and the canon interaction between Prussia and Japan on twitter in japanese fandom and it was quite interesting. We’ve realized a lot of new things and also made me feel sad that some people are making Prussia a annoying bully in fan fictions. So I’ve decided to share it with y’all and discuss about this in English fandom too!! I’m going to start with Prussia’s character analysis and then prupan analysis regarding the canon strip “Opening the country is tough, too”. I also note that these analysis are not all my ideas but taken from what the other Japanese fans have said while discussing. so credits goes to them too :)

Keep reading

Chris Pratt Visits Japan for the First Time, Kicks Off ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Press Tour

TOKYO – Chris Pratt made his first visit to Japan last April to officially kick off the global press tour of his latest movie, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which opens in the country on May 12.

Pratt suits up at the Japan premiere of GotG Vol. 2

The American actor, 37, who reprises his role as Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Marvel’s highly anticipated superhero sequel, attended the movie’s Japan premiere held at Brillia Running Stadium on April 10.

“Tokyo is an amazing city. I’ve wanted to come here my entire life and I haven’t been able to until now. Thank you so much for hosting us. We hope you’ll love the movie,” Pratt said.

The next day, he spoke at a press conference where he shared his impressions of Japan.

At the premiere: (L-R) Pratt, Saldana, Bautista and director Gunn 

“It’s beautiful. The cherry blossoms are out; and this is my first time in Japan but everyone has told me that this is the most beautiful time of the year to come here and I can see why they say that – it’s just so spectacular. I feel so incredibly honored to be able to come to a country I’ve long admired but also to be just treated so well,” he enthused.

He brought his lovely wife Anna Faris and their four-year-old son Jack to the trip.

“We were able to see some amazing sights and eat sushi. It’s been really good. We’re having a great time,” he shared.

At the press conference: (L-R) Gunn, actors Pratt, Saldana and Bautista

Pratt was joined by his co-stars Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax) and director James Gunn.

(Words by Florenda Corpuz)

(Photographed by Din Eugenio)

© Filipino-Japanese Journal 2017

5 Steps To Excitement

1. Receive package from America (or country of your choice)

2. Rip it the hell open!

3. Squeal Manly shouts of joy!

4. Screaming intensifies

5. Screaming too intense. Excitement too intense. Oh sweet Lincolns Mullet, this is so good!

Please excuse my derp

Wearable art is Awesome.

 I've not had the pleasure of ordering anything from artists but I bought this and a duvet cover (still to come) and if this t-shirt is anything to go by, it’s gonna be super-goddamn-good!

This art was done by @aspiin If you’ve not heard of her yet, please check her out! Especially if you support the best ship, IchiRuki.

I love this top and I’m glad I can support artists in this way. I’ll probably have to say goodbye to my money

Now excuse me while I go fangirl.

Love from the UK .

Walt Disney World's abandoned River Country.

I have a lot to say about this, and if any of you actually sit here and read through my opinion/rant, I will be forever grateful.

First things first, for those of you who don’t know what River Country is, it’s Disney’s first themed water park, it is said to be the first themed water park in the world. River Country opened June 20, 1976 and ceased operations on November 2, 2001. On January 20, 2005 The Walt Disney Company announced that River Country would remain permanently closed. Along with River Country, Discovery Island also closed permanently. These are the only two parks in Disney history to close permanently. Both parks were abandoned, rather than demolished.

There are countless articles and videos on the internet about what happened to River Country after it closed in 2001 for the season and never re-opened. Obviously, everything is negative. The main “reason” in these videos and articles, state that River Country closed due to the death of an 11-year-old boy who had been swimming at Walt Disney World’s River Country and developed a brain disease linked to a brain eating amoeba known as “Naegleria Fowleri”. Disney states that they closed the park due to falling park attendance. After the 9/11 tragedy, millions of people all over the world were scared to travel; hence, the lower park attendance rates (this makes sense.)

Frankly, I will believe Disney’s word over random websites that will say anything and everything just to be recognized, or a random YouTube video made by someone who is just trying to get subscribers and views on their video.

While we’re on the topic of videos, there is a plethora of videos on YouTube of people breaking and entering River Country. I don’t know about you guys, but I would consider that, as an invasion of privacy (aside from the fact that it’s ILLEGAL.) Simply and only for arguments sake, let’s say something like the death of the boy in River Country actually happened; let’s face it, EVERYONE has secrets. Even PETS try to hide things from their owners, having secrets is a part of LIFE. If we, as visitors to this amazing place, have secrets, and we’re merely a monetary contributor to this grand company, you don’t think the Walt Disney World Company is entitled to it’s own skeletons in the closet? Would YOU like someone breaking and entering/trespassing into your home or place of work and depicting everything they see and posting it on the internet for everyone all over the world to have access too? If The Walt Disney World Company didn’t want to disclose the details of the closing of River Country, then so be it. THEY HAVE THE RIGHT AND ARE ENTITLED TO KEEPING THOSE DETAILS TO THEMSELVES. THEY DO NOT HAVE TO ANNOUNCE EVERYTHING THEY DO TO THE PUBLIC. Whatever the reason may be, whether it was this ridiculous rumor of the death of the 11 year old boy, or whether it was the logical reason of the falling park attendance rates after the 9/11 tragedy, River Country is closed. Disney did something about it. They took action. They did not only close River Country, but also, Discovery Island. It should have been left at that. No one has the right to go and trespass into an abandoned area and document everything. If Disney had wanted to release an “after” documentary on these abandoned parks, they would have. They remained ABANDONED for a reason. Not so, adrenaline junkies can have their twisted rush and sharing something with the world that wasn’t theirs to share to begin with.

With all of that being said, I have an example to share with you guys. Recently there was a death at The Walt Disney World Speedway (also, known as the Richard Petty Driving Experience or the Richard Petty Speedway) inside the Magic Kingdom parking lot. Instructor Gary Terry, 36, died Sunday while being the passenger in a Lamborghini during The Exotic Driving Experience that crashed into a guardrail. Reports say he died instantly. Disney released a statement saying “safety is our most important priority and we continuously review our operations and safety procedures.” With that being said, everyone KNOWS Disney is anal when it comes to safety. Whether Expedition Everest made a noise it’s never made before or Spaceship Earth is going a bit faster than it’s supposed to, Disney makes sure EVERYTHING is safe. OSHA and even FHP (Florida Highway Patrol) have gone in to investigate the death of Gary Terry. If there had TRULY been a fatal bacteria in the water of River Country and the rest of Bay Lake, don’t you think all kinds of health officials would have invaded the Walt Disney World Resort and tested every other water source for the same bacteria? So to say, that a fatal bacteria was found in the water that allegedly killed this 11-year-old boy, I’m going to say, is a bit far fetched. Another thing I am going to point out is the simple fact that, the death of Gary Terry, was made public. I have searched restlessly on the internet to find the official death of this 11-year-old boy, and I am yet to find it.

In a very large and livid nutshell, I believe Disney when they say that they closed the park due to falling park attendance. I DO NOT believe that a boy died of a fatal bacteria found inside the waters of River Country. I DO BELIEVE DISNEY IS ENTITLED TO THEIR PRIVACY. I do not believe in breaking and entering/trespassing into restricted areas just to have an adrenaline rush, I believe it is an invasion of privacy and a MASSIVE act of disrespect. Finally, I do believe that the health and safety of their visitors is Disney’s first priority.

That is all.

Thank you.

food → chen talk → sightseeing → exo talk
→ window shopping → chill time → more chen talk
and my lack of luck in getting a jongdae photocard

P.S. no photos of ourselves because we’re actual potatoes

Thank you @galaxychen for today and for getting the albums all the way from seoul, you’re the sweetest, i had so much fun~ ♡♡♡♡♡


Today on VERSO, a preview of “Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War,” opening this Saturday (8/2) and running through Nov. 3.

I Want You for U.S. Army is one of about 40 posters that will go on view beginning Aug. 2 in “Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War.” The poster was made in 1917 by James Montgomery Flagg (1877–1960). The Huntington Library, Art Galleries, and Botanical Gardens.

Treat ‘em Rough / Join the Tanks United States Tank Corps, United States, 1918, August William Hutaf (1879–1942), color lithograph. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Enlist / On Which Side of the Window Are You?, United States, 1917, Laura Brey (dates unknown), color lithograph. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

For Every Fighter a Woman Worker, United States, American Lithographic Co., ca. 1918, Adolph Treidler (1886–1981), color lithograph. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

If You Can’t Enlist—Invest / Buy a Liberty Bond, United States, ca. 1918, Winsor McCay (ca. 1867–1934), color lithograph. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

How To Beat Your Neighbors

You can pick your friends. You can pick your job. You can pick your religion.  But you can’t really pick your neighbors. 

Neighbors are a terrible thing from hell. 

This is a really negative way to think. You shouldn’t think of your neighbors as enemies or as bad people. You should think of them as what they really are:


And when an animal gets out of hand you don’t call the police. You just outsmart them.

My neighbor Gary is a real piece of shit. His favorite thing to do on Saturday mornings is to open his garage door at 7am, play some weird country music, and spend 2 hours dragging all of his used garbage out onto his lawn for an impromptu yard sale. Old sweatshirts, crappy vinyl records that nobody wants, and toys his three dumb-looking kids got tired of playing with.

Sure, everyone has a yard sale now and again. But every Saturday? Not cool, Gary. He rarely seems to sell anything, anyway. I think he’s just bored. But it’s tremendously annoying. People drive slowly on our street and he talks loudly with them on his lawn. It’s really unbearable.

I’ve asked Gary on 4 separate occasions to limit his yard sales to once a month. I’ve even offered to help him set up a table and put out signs. He told me he would consider it, but he hasn’t stopped. Last Saturday he told me to “put a sock in it." 

Okay, Gary. I’ll put a sock in it.

On Tuesday I knocked on Gary’s door and told him I was sorry I had bothered him about the yard sales but in doing so I had noticed he was parking his car on the street instead of in his garage. I told Gary that I was buying a second car and I wanted a place to store it and asked if he would be willing to rent me his garage. I offered him $250 a month and I even offered to pay 6 months up front if he agreed to let me keep it for a year. He asked for $300 and we settled at $275. 

I had never seen Gary happier. Not only had I "put a sock in it” but I was even now paying him to rent his garage. What a loser I am!

This morning at 7am Gary started collecting all of his house garbage on the lawn to sell to passerby. Another yard sale? Oh, joy! 

Well, today, Gary had a very special customer: Me.

I asked Gary how much money he thought he would get if he sold all of the things he had out. He told me everything was worth about $75.

I offered him $100 for everything. It’s Gary’s lucky day! He gladly accepted my offer and asked me if I wanted help getting everything into my house.

What a kind offer. He helped me put everything in paper bags and then asked me if I needed help carrying them. It was like 20 bags! I politely declined and pulled his garage door clicker out of my pocket. I opened his garage door and, bag by bag, put all the things that used to clutter his garage back into his garage.

“Where are you going to put your car?” asked Gary.

“Oh, I decided not to get another car,” I said. “I’m just going to use this place to store all the crap I don’t want. Have a nice day, Gary.”

I closed the garage door and walked back to my house. 

Right now, Gary is probably still on his lawn, without anything to sell, and a garage full of trash. He won’t be alone for long though. I’m doing laundry now, so later today I’m going to go back over to my rented garage to “put a sock in it.”

Looking forward to next week, Gary.