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Honestly?

No other show is going to make an impact on TV as much as The Legend of Korra. Like, go on, do your best. But having Korra – the main character, a tomboyish, bisexual, PoC who is mental ill and was physically disabled – end up with Asami – a beautiful, bisexual, saint of an heiress, who can kick ass despite losing both her parents, one of whom was a helping a bunch of terrorists – raised the bar so fucking high for both cartoons, tv shows, and even games when it comes to representation. 

something that keeps bothering me is that when katy perry released i kissed a girl she became extremely popular, but hayley kiyoko releases songs about loving women as an actual wlw and she just kinda gains this very small (mainly wlw) following and idk i think it’s because people love to say they support wlw but at the end of the day, they would much rather hear a straight girl singing about kissing a girl than actual wlw

Retrospective on UNDERTALE’s Popularity

Though it was released almost a year ago, I have the same opinion of it.

It’s about an 8/10, niche RPG game.

If you like the characters and the humor, you’ll probably like it, and forgive it for its flaws.

If you don’t, you’ll probably hate it.

Surprisingly, there are many people who like this type of game. Though I did work hard, there’s definitely a lot of luck involved in having a game become this popular. So, it wouldn’t surprise me if I never made a game as successful again. That’s fine with me though.

Not only did I not expect this level of popularity, but initially, I was afraid of it. I didn’t want UNDERTALE to become tiring for people, or become spoiled before anyone even got a chance to play it. Early on (this was probably excessive) I even tried to contact certain Let’s Players to tell them not to make any content about it.

But, the game became very popular. Unavoidable, even. At the height of its popularity, “not liking the game” felt like a cardinal sin to many fans online. In reaction to these circumstances, others began actively hate the game, creating an endless whirlwind of discourse…

Like a thunderclap to a small dog, all of this attention stressed me out. And every time it seemed to die down, something revived it, such as the GameFAQs contest, the award shows, bizarre theory videos, and so on. At times, I wished I had a way to quell the attention. I felt a strange powerlessness. (And guilt, for feeling stressed when the success of the game SHOULD be something I’m nothing but ecstatic about.)

At the same time, countless wonderful things were happening. People told me the game helped them through a difficult part of their life. Others told me that the game had made them laugh, or cry, or say “I want to be kinder.” Many young kids told me they wanted to create games or music because of it. And, on a personal level, because of its popularity, I have been able to help myself and many people in my life. (And, hopefully, in the future, I can help many other people because of it, too.)

So, ultimately, it’s a good thing that the game reached so many people, and I’m very, very, very, very, very, very, thankful to everyone that supported it, and everyone that helped me make it.

Thank you.

And thank you to anyone who has created fanworks for this game over the past year. I’ve been in fandoms my whole life. I drew Cave Story characters in the margins of my 7th grade history class notes. So it’s amazing to see something I created incite a similar passion in other people.

Someday, UNDERTALE will fade from people’s minds. But, I’m sure in 10 years, some kid who played UNDERTALE will create a game that surpasses it…

I look forward to playing that.

Tomorrow, on UNDERTALE’s anniversary, let’s have a fun time. I am thinking I will open the askbox, and…

Bark.

Working on pulling together a personal Godzilla design for my own purposes. The main influences should be pretty obvious. The ShinGoji design has only gotten more popular since its release, and for good reason: it’s one of the best designs in the series, and arguably the best at achieving the effect that it was intended to.

I don’t see many people talking about my favorite aspect of the design, which is its shape– ShinGoji has a beautifully balanced and imposing silhouette, and I love everything about it from the flabby legs to the tiny arms. Naturally, I’m basing this design’s silhouette on ShinGoji’s very closely, but I wanted the detail to be different, more like the classic Godzilla, to allow a wider range of expression. The result is somewhere between Shin and ShodaiGoji, with a bit of Legendary thrown in for a more natural look. I tried to keep Godzilla’s scarred appearance, but make it look as though the scarring was due to excessive wear and acute damage, like underneath there was still an animal that was created by nature, rather than the charred hellbeast that was ShinGoji.

I always imagine that Godzilla doesn’t really understand what happened to it– all it knows is that it was hurt by something more painful than anything else in existence, and it’s terrified of ever feeling that pain again. It acts on its fear in the only way that it can: with rage, by destroying anything that could pose a threat to it, never allowing itself to show weakness, and enduring any injuries it might sustain with the knowledge that the pain will never be as bad as that day, and as long as it remains so, it might as well be invincible.

Sorry for the long break! And welcome new followers! We have some WIP’s that we’ve been working on and are excited to release within the next few weeks. While we can’t tell you much about them, we will tell you what they are. 

After the popular release of the “Sisten Sims Depth Contour Kit” we’ve made it our mission to release a full face of Sisten make-up for your simmies!

If you want to know what will be coming out first, prepare yourself for a highlighter that sculpts and glows, for a stunning finish on those precious simmie faces. Looks best with the depth contour kit, which you can pick up HERE

Lookbooks will me managed by my lovely sibling :)

Enjoy the winter season!

-Kylie, from the SIsten Sims team

I have a free moment at work and I’m feeling less sick, so let me just finally bitch about the Grammy’s for a second.

Originally posted by aninounettear

I fucking love Adele and want her to win awards because she’s a shining beacon of actual talent and quality in the music industry. For me, Adele’s popularity and recognition is in many ways the public saying en masse to the music industry, “We’re not stupid, and we reward quality, talent, and effort.” She’s in many way a symbol of how the typical, hyper-marketed pop star mold isn’t what works, and how we deserve better. 

And usually I just want her to have all the Grammys. 

But this year was the exception.

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B.A.P Yongguk - Debut Story


After promoting underground, Bang Yongguk felt that learning music would be a help to him in life and so he officially began hanging around elder peers who were in the music field as he began raising his dreams again.

“When I was 20, all I had to me was music really. When I promoted underground, I promoted with a quite popular crew and we released a compilation album, even so as to holding a nationwide tour and I stood on stage without any worries.”

However, Bang Yongguk never knew what satisfaction was. He even left the crew for the purpose of finding his own color in music and was on the constant search for finding his own kind of music.

“Even when I was a part of the crew, I still had dreams of going through my own challenges and when I left the crew, I still did music by myself underground. It was a difficult period of time in my life but with music, I was able to hold strong.” 

With him being stubborn about music constantly, the opportunity of a major debut was given to him by fate. 

“In 2010, the Untouchable hyungs that I’ve always known and was close with told a representative of our current label about me and when I was contacted by them for the first time, they said they wanted to make a hip hop idol group. I was shocked in hearing the term “idol.”

“I hesitated a lot at the time and I thought that if I was classified under an idol group, it would mean that the spectrum of music I was able to put out was limited. However, they told me, “If you come into this group, you’ll be able to live out your dreams” and that’s how they convinced me. After hearing about the members, I thought, “If I just work harder, it can be a good group.”
So I told them I’d do it.”

And that was how Yongguk took his first step into the TS Entertainment company.

Watch: ASTRO Literally Looks Like They Stepped Out Of A High School Anime In “Confession” MV Teaser

[Soompi article]

Spring, summer, and now autumn; no matter the season, it seems like ASTRO will always be there to lift up your spirits.

On November 7 at midnight KST, the popular rookie boy group released a teaser for their latest title track, “Confession,” from their third mini album “Autumn Story.”

The song features another happy-go-lucky melody that is solidifying into ASTRO’s signature sound, as the boys run around picturesque landscapes and backgrounds. Looking amazing dressed in high school uniforms, the members seem almost too perfect with their good looks.

Watch the gorgeous teaser below and don’t forget to check out the whole album when it drops on November 10 at midnight KST!

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Popular boy band GOT7 releases “Never Ever” MV Teaser!

Are you ready for them to complete the FLIGHT LOG trilogy?

three-different-ones  asked:

for anti-honesty hour: who are your fav bands/artists and why

Well for starters one of my all time favorite bands is…. The Be Sharps

I mean, these are the legendary lads from Springfield, especially when on of their most popular songs was released… Baby On Board. There harmonies were some of the most beautiful ever, the style was just totally on point, and that album Bigger Than Jesus…a masterpiece! George Harrison even said that Homer was “A nice fellow!” when they met at the Grammy after party in 1984. 

To this day this pic of them on the rooftop performing for the last time still gets to me….

Also if you wanna talk about some guys who just absolutely killed it with their musical talent, then look no further than

Although the band only released a one hit single,  Gitchi Gitchi Goo, but the boys, their sister, and friends all went on to create multiple wonders from multiple genres…from rock and roll classics, to techno, to a rap song about squirrels in your pants, to country, and the blues. They’re mother was even the famous singer Lindonna, so it must just run in the family! Like these guys got a band back together

I mean what a feat to accomplish, and yes, yes they were a little young to be doing all this, which makes them even more impressive!

They’re pet platypus had his own theme song and his evil nemesis had all these catchy songs too like, those are the spectacular one in a billion things that we got to experience, so many magnificent artists of our time. 

And I would like to show off a duo that has a unique and alternative spin on music that I think is genius

Meep Moorps, what a unique and original sound this duo creates, I definitely know they will become one of the classic legends someday, just wait and see….

And finally, one of the finest composers of our time

Who single handedly started one of the most powerful bands in history…

Originally posted by channelfrederator

I highly recommend you check every one of these guys out, all are true legends

  • me, taking a breather after all the recent DCEU news: hoo boy were we close to a heart attack from all excitement this weekend or what
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Pokemon Card of the Day #929: Magmortar LV.X (Mysterious Treasures)

So you’ve probably heard this one before. Magmortar LV.X was another level-up card from a good Pokemon. In this case, the Pokemon was really good, as the Magmortar from the next set, Secret Wonders, was a strong attacker with Energy support. Magmortar LV.X brought a huge bench-hitting attack and Special Conditions to Magmortar’s already impressive arsenal. This was basically what you wanted in a good LV.X when there was already a good base form and really set this card on the path to big results.

Magmortar LV.X’s 130 HP was quite solid for being a Level-Up of a Stage 1. That being said, an x2 Water Weakness was absolutely terrible in the era of Empoleon, Kingdra, and Gyarados, and held Magmortar back after Water-types regained popularity with the release of the Majestic Dawn set. The Retreat Cost of 3 was also quite high, so if you wanted to keep your Magmortar around, you really needed switching cards of some sort. Magmortar was discarding enough Energy anyway, and even having Typhlosion to bring back Energy didn’t make it close to ideal.

Torrid Wave was actually good. Once during your turn, if Magmortar was your Active Pokemon, you could Burn the Defending Pokemon. You also put 3 damage counters instead of 2 on that Pokemon if it was hurt between turns. While this didn’t actually help it succeed at its sniping job, it gave some added utility by shutting off Poke-Powers. It also could add some chip damage to help Magmortar’s regular attacks, which were still available after level-up, to KO a Pokemon directly.

Flame Buster, however, was the big selling point to using the Level-Up in the first place. Anyone remember Blaziken ex? This will look very familiar to you. It cost 4 Fire Energy and required 2 discarded Fire Energy, but did 100 damage to one of the opponent’s Pokemon. There was an extra catch on this version, in that it couldn’t be used two turns in a row, but having one big attack to hit an important Benched Pokemon at a time where sitting all kinds of supporting Pokemon on the Bench was common could only be called amazing. Whether it was taking out a Pokemon that was setting up for attacking later or just simple drawing support that the opponent relied too much on, Magmortar could take it out.

Magmortar LV.X, in the end, was a great addition to an already good deck. It was hard to withstand the various forms of damage a Magmortar deck could do. Its big issue was that it kind of crumbled against popular Water-types. On the other hand, it could stand up to Gardevoir and Gallade better than most decks could even dream of and was considered an important card in one of the top 2 decks before Empoleon’s Majestic Dawn appearance. It certainly made an impact, even if its peak was short-lived.