Friendly reminder that Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9 contestant Charlie Hides is a racist who created Laquisha Jonz, a character that appeared in his YouTube videos and live performances. He only stopped as of December 2015 after a Change.org petition to stop the performances at the venue. Charlie was very dismissive of his critiques saying “Laquisha’s stand up comedy show is layered with subtext and nuance and positive messages. Never have I discussed race or racial politics. I’ve promoted peace and harmony and getting along with everyone.” Anyways, I hope he goes home first/gets fucked up by the other queens
No no no!! I will NOT have you slander bruno’s name when yall stay SILENT when uglies like p*st m*lone, fr*nch hannah montana, dj kh*led ETC!!! perform at this show every year!!!! bruno mars is the ONLY nonblack artist to credit black music and he’s always respectful and also?? his music is actually good which I can’t say for the other nonblacks yall stan 👀. and hell half of yall go crazy for chr*s the clown brown’s rat ass!!!!!!! the ppl on twitter who are upset bruno won are upset bc they wanted the demon to win??? the very same man who is violating one of his MANY restraining orders while performing at the same venue of yet another ex he abused….but yall wanna come for BRUNO MARS????
I want to perform in arena, but I also feel you need a body of work to be performing in really big venues. Maybe first album isn’t really the time. I think you need a lot of songs to do a long set in a massive arena.
“The environment during the rehearsal and the actual performance was surely different, since everyone at the venue of the actual performance was so hyped while we were performing.
“ -Arisha, Seiyuu Animedia 2017 [Source]
I want to perform in arena, but I also feel you need a body of work to
be performing in really big venues. Maybe first album isn’t really the
time. I think you need a lot of songs to do a long set in a massive
Q. “You just released your first ‘BEST OF’ Album, ‘THE BEST OF BTS,’ which covered all of your activities in Japan for two and a half years. Are there any songs that deeply attached to?” JH: For me it’s “FOR YOU.” It was our first original Japanese song, so it’s very meaningful to me. SG: For me it’s the Japanese version of “I NEED U.” I like how the Japanese lyrics are slightly different than the Korean lyrics.
Q. “Within the Japanese activities until now, what has left an impression (on you)?” J: This is not exactly what you are talking about, but… during the last song of a concert, I always look all around the venue. During that moment, I feel something that isn’t quite happiness nor sadness, it becomes this feeling where I am unable to say anything. That lingering feeling during the ending left the strongest impression. Every concert truly leaves me warm hearted. JM: Our first showcase (December 2013) was in front of about 500 fans. As we did more performances, our venue has grown as well. Now, we have been able to meet lots of fans through our arena tours. Every time, I am very grateful for everything that has happened. SG: I was also super happy when we were able to participate in large music festivals such as Summer Sonic and a-nation!
Q. “At the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards” you won the grand prize (Daesang), given to the ‘Artist of the Year.’ We saw the tears up on stage, what did you feel then?” SG: When we heard the announcement, I started to remember everything we achieved from when we were trainees 7 years ago. The tough times, the happy times. So many memories were going through my head and my heart was full of emotion. Before I realized it, I was crying. I couldn’t stop the tears… JK: I was really grateful to our ARMYs. That’s why, whatever happened, I didn’t want to cry on stage, but I saw the fans and couldn’t help but cry because they have worked hard with us and supported us. I was so grateful that I cried. I am really…, we are really lucky. RM: We were so happy that we went to eat dinner right after arriving back in Korea from Hong Kong! We ordered pasta and pizza. JH: Since the day after we won the award was also Jin-hyung’s birthday, V: We were able to celebrate both (at the same time). J: I ate suuuper delicious food (serious face)! JH: While we ate, we all reminisced. JM: It was fun.
Q. “Apart from the award, BTS was the first Korean artist to place 26th on the American Billboard Chart and placed 1st for the iTunes Chart for 27 countries. 2016 must be a year you’ll never forget.” SG: When we go to countries like Brazil, which are on the opposite side of the world from Korea, and feel the love from fans in those countries, I feel that we are really benefiting from this age in time. V: But…, I want to be more love in Japan as well! (he then made a dog with his fingers and pretended to bite the arm of Jungkook who was sitting next to him) JK: (As if this was familiar (to Jungkook), while escaping from V [he said]) That’s right, we really think this. RM: It’s really interesting. When we perform overseas, fans of completely different nationalities and languages sing our songs with us. V: It’s amazing. RM: This year will be the start of a new “time” that is different from before, for both us and the fans. JM: The truth is, right now, there is a performance that we are thinking of. One which will look cool to anyone and shows us enjoying the stage. We will continue running towards that goal. JK: I want to grow more! In order for that growth to become our weapon.
Q. “Continuous hard work made the BTS who they are today. By the way, what is something that has and has not changed about BTS since debut?” SG: Something that hasn’t changed since debut is our mindset that singing and performance are the top priorities. Even though there are things each member wants to try, we think that we should first think about the goals of the group and what we should aim to be as a group. I think that is one of our strong points (as well). RM: Another one is practice. First, practice. Second, practice. Recently, things that used to take 10 will now only take 5. I think that we’ve become more efficient.
Q. “Seeing your performances, the dances are so complex, it looks really tiring…” SG: (serious face) To be honest, it is tiring. BTS: (lol) RM: But that intense practice is what made us who we are today, so we can’t stop. V: Don’t stop~!
Q. “I want to recommend that you guys stop and rest sometimes.” SG: Recently, it’s been very difficult because we’ve had to practice tough choreography continuously for many performances. Until around last year, it’s accurate to say that we just pushed through with it. But we realized that that could damage our health, so recently we eat healthier and take supplements to stand on stage while maintaining our health. JK: We have to increase our endurance.
Q. “We’ll go back to the (previous) topic, but what has changed about you (since debut)?” V: When we debuted, we didn’t know anything, so we just worked hard at what we were told to do. Now we can express our own opinions and think about what to do next. JK: Yeah, we’ve now come to think deeply about a lot of things. Rather than say this was a change, it seems that our attitude towards work has matured. JM: Our feelings towards the stage and our fans have changed as well. JH: Our growth as humans, in performance, and in how we interact with everyone. So many things have changed, but what has changed most is our internal feelings. It’s as if we’ve accepted and acknowledged that “we are professionals.” Things that are seen by the public and thing that aren’t. JM: “We are professionals”?… Surely, the way we look has changed a lot too. RM: When we were trainees, for all of us, our singing, dance, and fashion sense were not refined (lol). But now, I feel like we look a bit more like celebrities.
Q. “So, from now on you will continue to grow as artists and continue to ‘Attack on Bangtan.’” J: We will continue to attack! RM: We can’t stop now (lol).
so im stuck between wanting harry to (eventually) tour smaller venues and Not wanting him to, because on the one hand, i would love to see him on a stage in a more intimate setting, but im also not trying to sell any more of my vital organs for this kid
↳ T.A.M.I Show | December 29, 1964 - This was the Stones first performing at a major venue in front of a crowd of 2,600. The band performed “Time Is On My Side,” “I’m Alright,” “Around and Around,” and “It’s All Over Now.”
The manga and I are repeatedly clashing, and so instead of full liveblogs, I’m reading each manga act (mostly) silently, and then writing up summaries at the end. I’ll be very candid, which could well include criticism and snark about the manga either wholesale or in details. If that isn’t a thing you feel like reading, please skip this post!
It’s taken eight issues, but Mamoru finally proves that you CAN yell out something other than a Senshi name, and that it’s super meaningful when you do! Usagi still hasn’t used the names of her supposed best friends, but who’s paying attention to such unimportant details like that when Mamoru can express a feeling?
ME FUCKING ME THAT’S WHO OH MY GOD I AM LOSING MY MIND ABOUT THIS I’M SO IRRITATED
Floating in the inky black nothingness, Usagi sees a vision of Mamoru, running away from her with an adult Chibi-Usa on his arm. I suppose I should be happy she was grown but mostly I just want to sit manga Usagi down and have a very long lecture about literally everything.
She wakes up to find herself in a new dress, and my dislike for manga Usagi in no way makes this fact less fucking creepy and repulsive. She and Demande chat, and by “chat” I mostly mean “rough draft Usagi’s restraining order”. They kind of talk about the Black Moon Clan’s motivations, but it’s like trying to explain why we need twelve different versions of Coke. WE JUST DO BRENDA. Clearly the best part of this entire issue is when the Black Moon Clan turn into a deeply indie hipster band for one panel.
I’m pretty sure these guys were at The Crystal Ballroom last Thursday.
Seriously, their entire reasoning seems to be “We don’t like it when people live a long time”, and in fairness, genocide does address that problem.
There’s also this bit where Demande indicates that Wiseman was like “Come to Nemesis my guys”, but we’ll come back to that.
Anyway, Demande does what we all know Demande does and fuck Demande by the way. Also it looks like Saffir and Rubeus are hanging out in the bedroom too? IF YOU WERE AFRAID THE MANGA HAD LOST ITS EDGE AT MAKING UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATIONS WORSE ALLOW ME TO REASSURE YOU
Back at the palace, Endymion has a suddenly flash that several pages have gone by without him explaining something. Horrified, he quickly begins to tell us about Nemesis, and manages to spend about three pages on what is functionally “I dunno”. OH BUT WAIT BECAUSE HERE COMES MY FAVOURITE PART
I’M WILLING TO SACRIFICE MYSELF FOR SCIENCE AT THIS POINT
ANY SCIENCE JUST PICK ONE
I don’t now how much more detail we’re going to get on this, but Endymion shows literally zero problem with the situation, just being “Yeah, she stopped growing up nearly a thousand years ago, but have you seen me do THIS??” before phasing his hand through his own head and making spooky “OOOOoOOooooOOooo” noises. He then goes on to say that he’s sure it’ll all work out okay because “her destiny is to protect this planet”. I’m once again reassured that free will for the characters in the Sailor Moon manga is alive and well, and that Usagi’s words a few issues ago weren’t remotely lip service.
But Endymion hasn’t yet begun to explain! Endymion could only be worse if he added “Well, ACTUALLY” at the start of each new topic. From here we go into backstory on Nemesis and Wiseman, and for a guy who keeps insisting they didn’t know shit for centuries and never saw this coming, Endymion sure knows a metric fuckton about the hows and whys of these people.
I don’t know how much of this is accurately translated, so I’m not going to rant about it too much specifically. Suffice it to say that my version has Endymion claiming that Wiseman “revived crime”. Then NQS showed up, said “stop that”.
AND AGAIN I JUST HAVE TO SAY THAT “FORGETTING” ABOUT THE DUDE WHO LITERALLY REINVENTED CRIME IN YOUR UTOPIA IS PRETTY FUCKING IRRESPONSIBLE FROM A HISTORY PERSPECTIVE IF NOTHING ELSE, NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT HE WAS POPULAR AND RESONANT ENOUGH TO RAISE AN ENTIRE GROUP OF PEOPLE TO FOLLOW HIM IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME WHICH MAYBE SUGGESTS THINGS AREN’T SO UTOPIAN IN YOUR UTOPIA AND THAT MAYBE THE MORE RESPONSIBLE ACT WOULD BE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU’RE MISSING BY SITTING IN YOUR GIANT ISOLATED CRYSTAL WINDOW SEAT RATHER THAN SHOVING EVERYONE YOU DON’T LIKE ON A PLANET AND GETTING LUNCH FOR THE NEXT 600 YEARS
Point being, I really hate this fucking storyline.
Back to Usagi, who is understandably not doing so well. She worries about Mamoru, LIKE A LOT, and the concludes that the ginzuishou isn’t working because she’s been worried about Chibs stealing Mamoru away, and did I mention I hated this fucking storyline?
Then Usagi finally remembers she has friends! Wassername, and Whozzit, and Sleepy, and Doc!
FINAL COUNT BECAUSE YOU’D BEST BELIEVE I AM PETTY ENOUGH TO HAVE COUNTED:
Total times Usagi calls them Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus: four
Total times Usagi calls them Rei, Ami, Mako, and Minako: zero you fool of course it’s zero
Total times Usagi calls him Mamoru in the same stretch of story: six
Total times Usagi calls him Tuxedo Kamen in the same stretch: zippo
Anyway, Rei, Ami, and Mako wake up for a second, do nothing, and maybe die, but who cares.
Over to Chibi-Usa, who reflects on the time she’s spent with Usagi, and then the time she didn’t spend with her mother. Kids are awful little bastards and I don’t understand why exiling THEM doesn’t appear to be an option. She literally says (per this translation), that “The only one [my mum] loves is my papa”, and you know, it’s good that Chibi-Usa is on my side in spirit, at least.
Then flashback!Chibs steals the ginzuishou, gets her mum nearly killed, and runs away to see Pluto, as you do. Theeeeennnn I THINK Chibs gets pissy because Pluto smiles at Endymion? And maybe this isn’t a flashback now? SERIOUSLY I HAVE NO IDEA HOW ANYTHING’S FLOWING HERE LIKE I’M SURPRISED THERE’S NOT A LITTLE BUNNY HEAD IN THE CORNER SAYING “I can draw this dress I saw in a fashion magazine or I can make my plot make visual sense. Fuck it, just watch the anime.”
What/when/however this is happening, Wiseman finds Chibs, and I’m not sure it’s a good thing that I can say with complete honesty that it’s not the creepiest thing that’s happened in this arc.
Summary: Emma Swan’s life has been far from easy. Neither has Killian Jones’. Through a handful of meetings, a couple tattoos, and some fantastic music, maybe they’ll find a happy ending. (CS Modern AU heavily inspired by the music of Tom Petty) | Rated GA, 7k | tw: minor mentions of alcoholism
a/n: HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, HOLLI!!! aka @mryddinwilt I started planning this AU quite a while ago, in honor of our shared love of “Wildflowers”, but then it kind of spiraled when I sat down to write last Monday only to learn of Tom Petty’s passing. So this is kind of double duty as your bday present and an ode to one of my all-time favorite musicians.
Hope your day was amazing, Holli, and hope you enjoy this! Thank you for always being an encouraging, awesome person!! <3
“You belong among the wildflowers…you belong somewhere you feel free.”
She wasn’t sure when she first heard the song. It must have been on the radio when Emma was a kid, in one foster home or another. The memory was fuzzy, but the sentiment was clear: that she deserved to be happy one day, and to have love and peace.
Those all seemed like things well out of reach for a 16-year-old runaway orphan, but it was a nice thought. And a wildflower was as good as anything else to get a tattoo of, especially when the main goal in getting a tattoo was more just getting one out of rebellion than wanting it to carry any specific symbolism. Who knew, though? Maybe she’d eventually get that.
At least, that was what she told herself as the needle stung the skin inside her wrist. She liked to think she was tough, and she’d certainly been hit harder, but—ow. Oh well, it was probably due punishment for using a fake ID to get it in the first place.
On the other side of the dingy parlor was a guy who couldn’t be more than couple years older than her—fresh out of high school, probably, since it was early summer—also wincing through the work being done on his forearm. But when he realized she was staring, he sent a sly grin and a wink her way, making her blush. What? He was cute, even if his “beard” was patchy stubble at best and doing nothing to mature his babyish features.
He left halfway through hers being done, but was smoking against the building outside once she finished, with a guitar case propped against the wall next to him.
“Want one?” he offered, holding the pack out to her; she didn’t realize she’d been staring again. She also had never smoked before, but—eh, what the hell? She strode forward and, as expertly as she could manage, slid one out of the box and held it between her fingers like she’d seen done so many times. He deftly flicked his lighter and she lit the cigarette, then brought it to her lips and inhaled…and then sputtered and coughed once the smoke hit her lungs, which was received with a deep chuckle.
“First one?” he teased, blue eyes laughing. Her response was continued coughing. “Well, you never forget your first.” She glared. “Don’t breathe so deep,” he offered, his accented voice turning gentle.
Once she’d regained her faculties, she tried it again, doing as he said. She wasn’t a fan but it was definitely better.
“There you go, love,” he cheered, sounding almost proud.
“Not your love,” she threw back.
“Fair enough.” She joined him against the wall and they settled into an easy silence. He didn’t have to say anything for her to get the sense that they had more in common than being freshly tatted; the fact that he was alone, too, spoke volumes.
But then she nearly jumped when he introduced himself. “Name’s Killian; Killian Jones.”