#kdramawomensweek: day 8 // age of youth love-fest | happy international women’s day!
So I pretty much put together some of my favorite scenes from Age of Youth. They’re all scenes that really hit me hard emotionally or just personally resonated with me. When Jin Myung, whose feelings have slowly been bubbling underneath the surface, finally overflows with emotion, full of rage and agony. She finally demands the apology she’s been silently asking for. When she fell to the floor in sobs, I cried with her. I felt that grief. When Yi Na realizes she’s been holding herself back and finally lets herself go. Dammit, that scene just hit me. When Eun Jae blows up and just begs for the housemates to be nice to her I could personally relate to her pain and just how nervous she must have felt to finally let that out and tell these almost strangers how alienated they made her feel and how much it had hurt her. That’s not easy.
As you can see, most of my favorite scenes include the girls all together. The relationship that developed between these girls, different in pretty much every way, from being strangers just living in a house together to sisters that loved and protected each other in any way they could was really the main strength of the show. Even that hilarious scene when the girls beat up Eun Jae’s boyfriend because they think he’s some stranger out to hurt her shows just how willing they are to protect each other. I mean, they burst out of the house the second they heard Eun Jae scream. The girls immediately went to comfort Ye Eun when she finally broke up with a boyfriend she loved so much. And when Eun Jae finally comes home after being out all night, the girls just hug her, saying that everything is okay because she’s here and she’s safe. I’m tearing up just thinking of the scene. That love for each other that made them one of the best friendships of 2016 and just in general.
What I love about the girls individual stories is the journey they went through during the drama and where they ended up. They don’t end the drama suddenly complete and whole, but you know they’ve set themselves on that track. They learn to start forgiving and loving themselves. The ghosts they’ve lived with are never completely gone but they’re not held back and tortured by them anymore.
Anyway, what I really want to say is that I love these girls so so so so so much. There’s really nothing I can say that can convey the amount of love I have for this drama and the Belle Epoque girls. It warms my heart when I think of them and I’m just so happy there’s going to be a season 2.
you know what from the three “western” interactions that we’ve seen this week (james corden, jimmy kimmel and now the guy from et) i’m loving how there’s not one single awkward moment in those interactions. in past interviews there are awkward silences, stupid or cringy questions but not this time and i’m loving it. the presenters make them feel welcome and relaxed despite the language barrier (that i think is getting smaller?) and i’m feeling all kinds of happiness for them but i just can’t write for shit, this is so frustrating. i’m just so happy for them and to be able to witness this. man i can’t wait for sunday
Hello, you lovely human being. I'm here in your inbox because I was wondering if you have any fluffy Drarry Thanksgiving headcannons (because all I ever see are Christmas headcannons, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner). Anyway, thank you and have a fantastic day. <3
This is a little out of my league since I’m not American so all I know about Thanksgiving is from bad movies but here you are:
Draco laying out a fake (vegetarian) turkey on the table and setting up all the fancy dinnerware to impress Harry for their first Thanksgiving together because he read that muggles celebrate it
Harry being confused because “We’re not American, Draco, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.”
Draco getting a bit flustered and pointing out that he even made mashed potatoes and macaroni & cheese especially
Harry pointing out that Thanksgiving is a horrible day that celebrates pilgrims slaughtering Native Americans to invade their land
Draco being appalled to hear this since he had thought he had been very thorough with his research
Draco dramatically throwing the turkey across the room in protest
Harry finding Draco’s dramatic antics adorable (but also mourning the loss of the veggie turkey which looked delicious)
Draco about to give the same treatment to the mashed potatoes and Harry stopping him because “The mashed potatoes didn’t invade America, Draco. They’re innocent…and tasty.”
Harry and Draco just eating mashed potatoes and macaroni & cheese for dinner with the super fancy™ dinnerware
Harry wondering what muggle holiday/concept Draco will try to impress him with next
Draco furiously re-researching all the muggle based events he has planned to ensure they’re actually things Harry would celebrate
Woollim, INFINITE & Golden Child: a clarification post about contracts and debut...
Seeing as even after my previous post asking people to stop sending me messages complaining about GNCD I still got messages doing exactly that, I decided to write this post because I am literally 99.9% done with all the silly things people are saying in my inbox. I am not attacking anyone, I just seriously want people to look at this whole situation rationally.
1. GNCD’S DEBUT HAS BEEN PLANNED WAY IN ADVANCE Okay, this is important. Debuts are not something that are suddenly decided a month before the date like “Hmm yes, let’s just debut this new group now.” Often they are planned a year in advance. There has been a steady build up over months (see W Project) to create hype for their debut.
2. IFNT WERE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO COMEBACK IN MAY Because of Sunggyu’s rib injury, this was initially pushed back. If they had indeed had a comeback in May, there would have been no clash with GNCD’s debut whatsoever.
3. WOOLLIM WERE PROBABLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT CONTRACT RENEWAL AND DID NOT EXPECT THEM TO TAKE SO LONG This is possibly my most important point tbh. The biggest complaint I am having from people is “Oh, but this is so poorly timed! Why are Woollim debuting a new group when INFINITE are still in negotiations?” Well here’s why: as I said in points 1 & 2, GNCD’s debut has been planned for a long time and INFINITE were meant to have comeback already. And I think Woollim did not foresee them being in talks with INFINITE member(s) for this amount of time. I believe they thought things would be settled quickly, in time for them to comeback in early July and for GNCD to debut just after promotions ended.
4. BE MINE IS INFINITE’S REPRESENTATIVE SONG, THE ONE THEY ARE BEST KNOWN FOR. IT HAS BECOME AN ICONIC KPOP SONG If any rookie group is going to cover INFINITE then it will most likely be Be Mine. They had it on Produce 101 Season 2 as one of the iconic songs by senior artists and two groupscovered it. On Boys24, a group of trainees also did a cover performance of Be Mine. At KBS Gayo Daechukje last year, members of different girl groups including TWICE and GFriend covered it too (and it was awesome).
5. NO ONE IS TELLING YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO STAN GNCD JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE FROM THE SAME COMPANY AS INFINITE But there’s no reason to go out of your way to hate on them unnecessarily either. Please keep in mind that these kids have worked just as hard as INFINITE did when they were trainees. Because of INFINITE’s hard work and incredible success, they are able to debut and achieve their dreams. I am sure they are extremely grateful to their INFINITE seniors for all they have done for them.
6. WOOLLIM HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF BEING TERRIBLE AT PR Look at how they handled Myungsoo’s dating scandal back in 2013. Look at what happened with Tasty (yeah, remember them?!) and with Epik High. They are also absolutely awful at promoting more than one group at a time - I’m actually amazed Lovelyz solo concert is being promoted as much as it is, considering how bad they usually are at juggling two things at once.
7. THE LACK OF NEWS FROM WOOLLIM ABOUT INFINITE IS FRUSTRATING, BUT IS NOT GNCD’S FAULT I can’t believe I even had to write that, we all know how Kpop works, guys. Artist’s don’t get to make decisions about when they debut or what information the company releases about them. End of.
8. ONE OF INFINITE’S ACTUAL, HONEST TO GOD LITTLE BROTHER IS IN GNCD And Sungyeol has said in an interview in Japan that he is proud of Daeyeol for debuting and being the leader of a group. Sungyeol has also MCed their variety show WoollimPick (and was incredibly savage and amazing, what an absolute pro).
TL;DR PLEASE STOP HATING ON GNCD FOR SOMETHING NOT IN THEIR CONTROL, PLEASE THINK RATIONALLY ABOUT THIS SITUATION.
hey Eline, I was wonderign if you could help me with this - I want to get into horror movies more as a whole, since I haven't seen too much, but I don't know what some good movies to start with are. I mean, I know some classics, but I feel a bit out of my depth and I value your opinion more than a random person's list. Do you have any recommendations for some good gateways into the genre? Or some personal favorites?
First of all, thanks! It means a lot to me that you’d ask me this, haha! Ok so, horror is a pretty large and old genre, so to make this easy I’ve divided it into genres, and categorized them by year. So from oldest to newest. The movies I’ve picked are a mix of timeless classics, general horror critic/fan favorites, cult classics, and some personal favorites.
SO, HORROR MOVIES FOR BEGINNERS:
This one speaks for itself. Vampires, werewolves, and everything in between! One of the most interesting things about these movies, especially the vampires, is how many different kinds of vampire there are, and how each one of these movies has their own take on it. From real blood sucking monster, to sophisticated aristocrat, to a small child.
Things from other planets or dimensions, coming to make our life very difficult or very complicated…or both! Movies about creatures or concepts from other planets or dimensions are usually extremely high on body horror content. There is no other horror sub-genre that does it better.
It’s a g-g-g-ghoooost! From satanic cults to haunted houses to witches in the woods. This is probably the most obvious horror genre, and the genre people think about when thinking about horror movies, (besides slashers ofc). But just like vampire movies, movies about hauntings and posessions can all be very different from each other. Some somber and spooky, and some very loud and bright. But all of them scary. It’s also probably the most used genre in horror movies in the late 2000′s.
Aaand the other horror sub-genre people think about when thinking about horror movies. From cold, calculated and creeping killers, to masked mass murderers in summer camps. While this genre can be considered the most straightforward, a lot of them have surprising depth and seeing how many bad slasher movies have been made in the last 20 years, it only shows that making a good horror movie about a killer is not as easy as you think it is.
Sex, nudity, and buckets of blood, gore, and violence. Exploitation horror came to fruition in the 70′s and fizzled out around the early nineties, but during it’s relatively short lifespan, some very iconic movies were made. The emphasis in this genre lies on sleaze. It can be extremely tasteless and vile, and most of it is. But some films in this genre rose above that, and while still having loads of sleaze and sex and gore, they did gain a lot of respect among horror fans. Some are even influencial not only for exploitation horror, but the entire horror genre as a whole.
Horror movies that are low on blood and gore, but high on scares. Using tension and violence to build unease, these horror films are usually a slow build that will create an atmosphere that’ll stick with you for a long time.
i love your blog, your tags on that photo set from ITR "• tanger: sliding a hand up geno's thigh • geno: too busy flirting with sid to care •" give me life. i cannot believe these idiots, gazing adoringly at each other, making cute hand gestures, while tanger casually gets fresh. why are they like this it is Too Much.
I feel your pain, nonnie. Tanger made a valiant effort to steal Geno’s attention away from Sid, but those two get lost in their own world sometimes.
If you all don’t have a cover letter template written up so you can just fill in the blanks during a job hunt, you’re doing yourself a major disservice bc man does it look professional and it can be SO fast and easy if you do it beforehand.
This is what mine looks like:
Company Street Address
City, State, Zip
Dear Hiring Manager/Hiring Department
(pick 1 depending on how big the company sounds)
I am interested in applying for the
(Insert job position here) that was
(insert how you found the job here). My resume is included for your
My background includes extensive
customer service experience in fast-paced environments (If you were in
a lot of fast food/retail). Through those experiences I’ve
developed a large focus on customer experience and satisfaction, that
would easily fit within your company’s dedication to positive
customer relations. Insert something specific to the company’s
creed here. My skills include (relevant program/being eager to learn
new skills), (a thing you can do), and (probably something like
“reliable work pace”).
I would sincerely appreciate getting to
meet with you to talk about this opportunity further. Please feel
free to email me or call to get in contact with me. Thank you very
much for your consideration.
Your name again
Enclosure (it means a resume is
Short, sweet, to the point, and totally valid in p much any workplace. I wrote this up as a homework assignment for a business class and oh man it’s helped me out so much.
If you wanna write your own just keep the general structure the same:
1st paragraph: what the job is, how you found it, you have a resume for them
2nd paragraph: Your background, what you learned, how you would fit in, show you read a little bit abt the company, what you can do
3rd paragraph: You wanna talk abt this in an interview, call or email you, thank them for their time
You can do this, cover letters don’t have to be intimidating!
Hi okay let’s talk about how important Thomas Hamilton is.
As a gay man, it’s incredibly meaningful to see a character on-screen that is gay and without shame, especially in a time where being gay was literally a crime. Thomas being gay is an important part of his character, but none of his development is centered around him struggling with it. His character is built around him being kind and motivated. The viewer gets to know him as a good man, and him falling in love doesn’t change anything. The struggles he’s gone through aren’t dismissed, they’re addressed in the fact that he has a wife, and in his eventual imprisonment and enslavement, but they aren’t all he goes through. His wife knows who he is, and their relationship is built on a solid friendship. Him falling in love doesn’t involve any sneaking. Thomas and James are happy, and Miranda is happy for them. And in the end, he is reunited with his soulmate despite all the horrors he’s gone through.
Thomas is allowed to fall in love on-screen, and gets a happy ending. There’s no unnecessary side plots about his suffering, no monologues about how hard it is to be gay, just a man who knows who he is, accepts himself and is allowed to love. Again, all in a time period where it being gay was criminalized, which is also mentioned on screen. The writers acknowledge the struggles that gay people went through but refused to let Thomas and James’ love be defined by them (even though it’s Thomas’ ‘death’ that drives the whole plot of the story).
And even though he goes through hell because of his love for James, in the end he is still a gay man, unashamed of his love.
Seeing a man like that go through hell and come out the other end still able to smile, and still in love with his husband after TEN YEARS of suffering is so important. I know that the idea of a gay man without shame in that time seems unrealistic, but as a person still in an environment where homophobia is a massive part of life, it’s so meaningful to see a man in a place where the conditions are even worse than where I am fall in love and get a happy ending. It gives me so much hope to see a badass like Thomas Hamilton reunited with his husband. It gives me hope that what I go through will lead to a happy ending as well, even though my family is full of violent LGBT-phobic pricks too.
Basically Thomas Hamilton is an incredible man and an incredible character and if you don’t think so you’re wrong.
conflict is when u want to Make Content bc ur thirsty desperate ass requires validation but also when u dont want to Make Content bc u know that u won’t get notes bc ur a small blog and bigger blogs that have Even Bigger Mutuals to rb their stuff and seeing that comparison will make u feel even shittier and dejected
Yuri Plisetsky is the definition of teenage rebel. He spends practice time on his phone, he’s a little brat to everyone except for the few people he likes, and he acts grumpy like it’s in style. Throughout the series, he’s had this cool exterior and has been dead set on not letting anyone in and even trying to end relationships before they begin (see: Yuuri Katsuki). He would do anything to protect his image of being the best, and this is clearly shown in the WTTM manga where he says he was upset Katsuki beat him in the free skate scores even if he ended up winning gold.
Yuri Plisetsky wants to be the best and feels he has a lot to prove.
When he saw Victor go on the ice during Yuuri’s exhibition and Yuri went wild, it was no surprise he would end up going wild and doing something to completely clash the feeling of Victuuri’s skate. Yuri not only wants to be the best, but he wants to be remembered.
Which is why Welcome to the Madness makes sense.
He seems to be showing off the signs of teen wanting to grow up too fast syndrome, which everyone goes through. This could be his breakthrough moment, showing that he can be the Eros he once desired in the beginning of the series. He choreographed it himself for crying out loud.
His creation of WTTM could come from the fact that he is inspired by Victor Nikiforov, shown in how he wants him so desperately to be his coach in the beginning. Victor was always striving for a new angle, to surprise the audience, and Yuri could have picked up on that. He could have wanted something completely different than the purity of Agape and the beauty of Allegro and decided to do a 180. He wanted to show how good of a skater he was by skating to different types of music and expressing different emotions. He wanted the audience to feel something as he skated.
I don’t feel that WTTM is out of character for him, in fact I was the opposite of surprised when he came onto the ice with his dark clothes and sex appeal. He’s just a boy who wants to prove himself and be as well versed as he can and I think the creators did an amazing job showing the dynamic of his character with the addition of his exhibition skate.
what a beautiful day to be mixed! shout out to my fellow beautiful mixed girls who feel like they don’t belong in their culture because they feel too white or placed in “other” by white people. you’re wonderful and important. ♡
Request: Can you do a imagine where the reader is a huge
nerd and she’s Billy’s partner on a English project and well the both of them
are at his place working she goes to his out to his car to grab a book she left
in the backseat, passing his drunk dad on his way out of the house, and comes
back to his room to see him crying and she knows because she’s been there
(abused) and its just fluff of her comforting him and he wraps his arms around
her frame holding on desperately and into cries her chest
Pairing: Billy Hargrove x Reader
Warnings: Abuse, swearing, Billy’s asshole dad
Word Count: 1291
A/N: If anyone ever needs to talk please feel free to message
me about anything. Thank you for the request. I have quite a few lined up to
write over the next few days. Requests are open.
English Literature was possibly Y/N’s favourite subject. She
loved to read and write and was enthralled by the words which flowed on the
page. Currently they were study Robert Louis Stevenson’s: The Strange Case of
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. While it wasn’t one of her favourite books, Y/N loved
the writing style and the narrative. Most of the class would disagree with her
and would often call it boring or stupid. The only part of English that Y/N
hated were the paired assignments. Teachers had a habit of pairing high
achieving students with the kids who needed their grade to be pulled up
somehow. While most of these kids were actually far from being dumb, they just
lacked the motivation.
“Y/N L/N, you will be paired with Billy Hargrove.” The
teacher read out and Y/N sighed.
She had never actually spoken to the newish boy but had
heard all the gossip about him around school. A few girls at the back let out
annoyed sighs as the teacher finished reading from the list and people began to
get up to leave. Y/N took her time packing away; she was in no hurry to get to
“Hey.” Y/N looked up to find the source of the voice was her
new English partner.
“Hey.” She replied as she finished packing away her books.
“I was wondering when you wanted to work on the project?” Billy
asked with a small smile as he followed her out of the classroom. His voice was
softer than the times she had heard him talking.
“Whenever is fine for you.” Y/N said with a small smile
lifting the corners of her lips.
“You free tonight?”
“Alright, meet me outside after school and we can go to my
place.” He smiled at her before walking off to meet his friends.
When the bell signalled the end of the day Y/N began to get
really nervous. She packed up her biology books as quickly as she could and
then made her way outside. Billy was already leaning up against the side of his
Camaro with a cigarette between his lips. He dropped it, crushed it under the
heel of his shoe and smiled as he saw her.
“Hey.” Y/N said as she walked over to him.
“Hey.” He smiled wider as he opened the door for her. She
climbed in and he shut it for her. That was when Y/N noticed the younger
redhead sat in the back.
“You must be Billy’s sister, I’m Y/N.”
“Step-sister. I’m Max.” The girl smiled. Billy climbed into
the car and set off. “So, are you two…?” Max trailed off.
“Working on an English assignment.” Billy quickly shot back
as Y/N started blushing. He shot a look over at her and smiled slightly as he
put the radio on.
The rest of the drive was silent and they quickly reached
the house. Y/N climbed out of the car and held the seat down for Max to climb
out. The girl thanked her before quickly running inside the house. Y/N grabbed
her backpack. She followed Billy up to the house and thanked him as he held the
He showed her to his room. “You want anything to eat or
“Water please.” She smiled.
He left to get it and she surveyed his room. It was messy
but not as much as she would have expected. There was a full ash tray on one of
his sides and cologne and hair products on another. She perched herself on the
edge of the bed before pulling out the assignment and her copy of Jekyll and
“Here you go, sweetheart.” Billy said handing her the water
as he came back into the room. The front door opened and then slammed shut and
Y/N looked at him questionably. “It’s just my dad.”
They quickly set off working and Y/N was surprised with how
much Billy actually contributed. They were making good progress but also
talking about themselves in between. It actually turned out that the pair had
quite a lot in common. Mainly their movie and music taste but they were becoming
“Shit.” Y/N muttered looking through her bag.
“What?” Billy asked looking up at her from his position
laying on the bed.
“I think my folder might have fallen out in your car.” Y/N
“Here.” Billy smiled and threw her his keys. “Go look, I’ll
finish this bit.”
She smiled back at him before quickly leaving to go to the
car. She didn’t notice Billy’s dad sat in the living room as she walked past. The
man quickly got to his feet and stumbled into his son’s room.
“You bringing your whores here now?” Neil Hargrove asked as
his son shot of the bed.
“We’re doing an English assignment, sir.” Billy said.
In a flash Billy was pinned against his shelves; his father’s
hands on his denim jackets sides. “You think I’m stupid.”
“Of course not.” Billy said before a fist connected with his
“Of course not, what?” Neil spat.
“Sir.” Billy muttered.
“That’s better.” Neil said before dropping Billy to the
floor. Billy curled into himself.
Y/N passed Neil Hargrove in the hall and muttered a quick greeting
that the man didn’t return. She walked into Billy’s room and dropped her folder
to the floor as she saw Billy on the floor.
“Billy?” She muttered in shock.
“Shut the door and lock it.” Billy chocked out.
She did as he said before kneeling down in front of him on
the floor. “Did… Did your dad…?” She stumbled over her words as she looked at
the boy she had been laughing with minutes before, now crumbling on the floor.
Billy merely nodded. Like always the tears were beginning to
run down his cheeks. Y/N moved closer to him and reached out her arms. He
folded into her and buried his head in her chest; both his arms wrapped around
her waist. She slid one arm around his back and threaded the other through his
hair. She could feel his tears starting to dampen her shirt. She lost track of
just how long they sat on the floor before he pulled away shakily.
“You should tell someone.” Y/N whispered.
“Like who? Who would actually care?” Billy chuckled humorously
“I would.” She murmured and his eyes shot up to meet hers. “You
could tell Hopper.”
“I couldn’t.” He muttered before standing up and pulling her
up with him. He started grabbing everything they had been using. “Let’s go someplace
else.” He wiped a hand over his face as she helped him start to pick up books.
At the beginning of today, Billy Hargrove had been a
stranger. Now she was determined to help him out of this living hell.
‘Dionysus Loves You!’ is the name of a zine about trans characters in the riordanverse, and it’s looking for submissions!
Dionysus is the patron god of all intersex and transgender individuals so who better to name this zine after! it’s an often overlooked fact about him but not in any way less important. this is why we’re doing a zine including your PJO/HOO trans headcanons, to highlight the importance of headcanons in fandom next to canon. you can have headcanons about any of the campers, gods, or even mortal parents.. the list goes on, don’t be shy!
your submission doesn’t have to revolve around the transness of the characters, it can be them hanging with friends, fishing, fighting, going on a date, shopping, flying… anything..! being trans is not a tragedy so let’s keep this zine upbeat and a lovely experience to all participating and reading alike.
💖 but let’s keep it SFW!
we’re looking for 1 to 5 pages of content per contributor (5 in case you’re doing a comic for example!). just illustrations are also extremely very very welcome. this will be a free digital release with no profits, just for fun, so keep that in mind. both b&w and color submissions are welcome. dimensions should be that of an A5 (1748 pixels x 2480 pixels) at 300DPI.
the current planned deadline is april 10th, you can email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org!
feel free to message me for any questions or specifications. i’ll update this post if anything changes or there’s new information! thank you!