so dumb!!!!!!!!!!!

that interview with Zach Sang is probably the best interview BTS’s has had since coming to the US for the AMAs. like, Zach obviously did his research and he didn’t ask petty questions like ‘who is your celebrity crush?’ instead what he did were:

  • he actually asked questions the boys’ wanted to answer and you could see that they’re very comfortable. 
  • yoongi even spoke up a couple of times and joked about making it to the billboard
    zs: what was your dream growing up? like, when you first realized that you wanted to sing. what was your end goal? what did you wanna see yourself do?
    yg: go the billboard. i made it <laughs>
  • he talked about how BTS’ music embodies change and the belief of the next generation and that even when their songs are in Korean they’re proving that music is w/o borders wHICH IS ONLY WHAT NAMJOON HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT EVERYTIME SOME IDIOT ASKS THEM ABOUT RELEASING AN ENGLISH SONG
  • he did his research about the history of their songs and their lyrics and Namjoon legit sounded surprised when Zack reference their earlier lyrics of studying and being turned into working machine bECAUSE SHIT SO FAR HE’S THE ONLY INTERVIEWER WHO TALKED ABOUT IT
  • instead of talking about how the boy’s are dealing with the glitz and glamor of being a celebrity/idol, he asked about how they deal with the pressure of being idols and basically being looked up to by their fans and how do they deal with it (of course he mentioned about the glitz and glamor of being a celebrity but that it’s just material and he asked them how they stay in touch with themselves)
  • he understand that BTS’ journey isn’t an easy one and he knows what their work is all about calling them ‘socially charged since the beginning’
  • HE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO ASKED ABOUT THEIR UNICEF WORK SO FAR and you could practically see the boys light up at the question. they all smiled and nodded and Namjoon thanked him and enthusiastically discussed about their UNICEF #EndViolence campaign
  • he asked them about how they remind themselves to love their selves and not as BTS - which for me is a very relevant and good question bc so far all we see people ask them is ‘how does it feel like to be one of the biggest boy bands in the world??’
  • the boys are comfortable enough to answer in Korean and let Namjoon translate for them unlike in the other interviews where they really struggle to speak in english for the interviewer (but idk. maybe that’s just me)
  • yg: please don’t compare yourself with others
    jh: finding my dreams and something that i really want to achieve is the best way to love myself
    nj: simply just call yourself (…) if i’m zach i’ll tell myself ‘zach, you’re doing just great. zach, i love you.’ pat your shoulder 3x a day. that can change you.’
  • he asked them if anybody in the group has the goal of learning english and everyone is just like ‘of course!’ (suga said ‘why not?’ V was very cute raising his hand and saying ‘me!’ and jhope sang the english alphabet. omg these boys.)
  • namjoon said they’re practicing and studying and memorizing words for the interviews and he’s really very, very proud of them.  (◡‿◡✿)
  • ZACH TOLD THEM TO JUST KEEP RELEASING MUSIC IN KOREAN because BTS is connecting people through music, telling the same struggles and experiences wherever they may be, and it’s a Big Deal.
  • He thanks BTS for their UNICEF work, telling them it’s very appreciated that the boys are working towards making the world a safer place and Namjoon legit said he’s the first one to ask them about their UNICEF campaign and said they’re so touched.

THANK YOU ZACH SANG!!! 

Dragon Age is so important to me because I found it at a time in my life when I was terribly depressed and convinced I would never write again. Circumstances had led me to lose all interest in the world around me, and all confidence in my writing abilities. I told myself that everyone who had ever encouraged me along the way had been lying to me because they didn’t want to hurt my feelings, and it was embarrassing for me to even keep trying. It was time to give up on fantasies and live in the real world. 

And then I played Inquisition and it impacted me greatly. Inspired for the first time in years, I plunged ahead and - and DA2 was even a more powerful experience for me. I can’t even begin to describe what the Kirkwall gang did for me on a personal level, but on a more obvious one - I wrote Friendly Concern, and then The Other Inquisitor. I turned this into a writing blog, and spent the first November of this new life writing every day for the first time in years.

I don’t know if I’ll ever finish another original novel, or if I do, if I’ll ever write one that gets published. But I get to write every day - I want to write every day - and when people write to me and tell me that it made them happy, it made their day better, it helped them through something, then I’m reminded that it doesn’t matter if I’m making a living off writing: I’m helping people. That’s important. Even on my worst days, when the anxiety and depression strikes hard, and things go bad at work, I’m still more content than I’ve ever been in my adult life, and I owe that to Dragon Age. 

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Okay. At the insistence of my loving spouse, I’m starting a full Mass Effect run-through w/ my version of Jane. If anybody wants to use her face for their own Shep, here are the ME1 slider settings. 

Though I’ve had a few Shepards over the years, I am exceptionally boring and almost always come back to the same one: a Soldier + Paragon femshep based on the ME3 “default.” 

I’ve changed her origin and reputation a lot - just to play through different versions, but the closest match to “Red Streak” Jane is probably the Colonist + War Hero combo.

The dust on the moon shimmers and gleams. Its a like a sea of shimmering sand. Phosphophyllite sits on the top of one of the spiraling towers, absently staring beyond the plains. Their eyes seem lost, the pearl in one eye twinkling from time to time. 

“There’s something wrong. I don’t like this.” 

Lapis Lazuli plays with their hair as Phos speaks. Their voice is shaky, echoing through their dream where they stood with Lapis many times before. Phos clenches their fists in an attempt to calm themselves. 

“The Lunarians…they turned Antarcticite and the others into dust…Lapis how can you be so calm?” 

Lapis stops playing with their hair and folds their arms. “Isn’t it better to cooperate a bit to gather information? Besides, we can save the others back on Earth.”

“But betraying Sensei? Lapis why would they want the Flesh too if they simply wanted to leave the moon?” Phos argues. 

Why wouldn’t Lapis just see how wrong all this was? 

“Which is why we need more information.” Lapis replies simply, “If we gain the trust of the Lunarians, they’ll tell us more about the world before. Then we’ll know more about Sensei. Isn’t that what you were after?” 

Phos shakes their head. “I don’t want to know anymore. I don’t want to know after what they did to Antarcticite.” Gold and alloy spills from their eyes and they try to wipe it away. “I thought I could bring them back…” 

“We can- the Lunarians may have a way.” 

“They did the same to your body! Don’t you realize that they don’t care about what happens to us?” Phos throws their arms in the air in frustration. “Lapis, we can’t endanger the others.” 

For a while there is silence. The clouds roll and the waves crash against the rocks. Lapis stands before Phos, their eyes closed as if they’re in deep thought. It calmed Phos a bit- maybe Lapis was considering to change their plan. 

An image of Antarcticite smiling flashes in Phos’ mind. Phos shudders as the memory changes to the Prince of the Lunarians letting the dust fall from his hands as if it were nothing. As if Antarcticite was nothing more than an object to be destroyed. As if all the gems were nothing but materials for their selfish experiments.

We grounded them into powder. This is our last resort to break Adamant-sensei. 

The image breaks into tiny shards. The realization had hit Phos before that they won’t ever be able to piece Antarcticite back together. That they would never be able to return back the favors Antarcticite did for them. They would never be beside Antarcticite during the winters again. Never to hear their voice again. 

The thoughts pierce through Phos’ mind and wrap their arms around themselves. Not only Antarcticite, but everyone else who was taken. They would never return. 

“So…please Lapis, let’s leave. Don’t take the Lunarians’ side.” Phos takes a step towards Lapis and reaches out to them. “Let’s return to Sensei, to Cairngorm and…and everyone else…let’s protect them.” 

“I am protecting them.” Lapis replies, and a wave of gold and alloy envelopes Phos. 

“Lapis?” Phos asks in surprise as the alloys pin them back, slowly creeping up to their body. 

“You’ll only get in the way for now. We cannot let your emotions get the best of us.” Lapis spreads their arms wide and smiles. The image of the Earth appears behind them. “Don’t you understand Phos? We need to do this. Betraying Sensei will only save the rest of us.” 

Phos tries to scream and fight. But the alloys and the gold pulls them back and wraps around their mouth, gagging them . 

Lapis places a finger on their lips as the gold and alloy slowly starts to block Phos’ vision. “Be a good gem and stay quiet for now. Please don’t mind me taking over this body for a while.”      

Phos watches as Lapis disappears from their vision. An image appears, Phos’ memory, of Antarcticite, smiling at them for the last time before the Lunarians pierce through their head. Their clear shards scatter in the air in slow motion and are replaced with colorful shards- resembling those of Diamond, Cairngorm, Amethsyt, Cinnabar and the other gems. 

No! Phos screams but it is too late. They cannot move. The shards burst to dust and Phos can only watch helplessly. They are useless once more. 

The alloys cover their eyes and the world goes dark. 

I’m sorry. They say to the darkness. They hear Lapis reply to the Lunarians. 

I’ll bring you as many gems from the Earth.”

The Prince’s voice echoes through, “Then it’s a deal.”

Phos struggles once more before it’s too late. But they cannot see and they cannot move. A helpless and useless gem ever since they were born, and now they couldn’t even take control of their own body.  

I’m sorry. 

osaka team foreign swaggers knew very little japanese and couldnt speak longer than 30 seconds without laughing but still managed to do the most™ 

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~Texting your boyfriend Dean while he’s away~

if different radio stations/interviewers/entertainment companies/etc are gonna interview the boys, at least make unique questions? i want to watch the interviews, but i already know that the questions are gonna be some bs like “what’s your favourite american food?” you don’t ask these questions to american artists so why ask it to them? they weren’t invited to the AMA’s because they really like In-N-Out