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I got locked out of my dorm room today and had to walk to another building in the rain to get a spare key 🙃 



But there isn’t, Freddie dear. Congratulations on being the marvelous young man you were and leading the life you did. Your Family and I are so proud.




that bangtan’s ‘am i wrong’ (2016)’ is sampled from keb’ mo’s original song of ‘am i wrong (1994)

am i wrong, fallin’ in love with you
tell me am I wrong,
while your other man was out there
cheatin’ and lyin’, steppin’ all over you

and how they turned the blues love song to a sassy mid-tempo r&b swingers, reflecting about society while still maintaining the original sound, its brilliant, really. 

fyi there has already been an established relationship between music and samples for decades particularly in hip hop, from its very conception, this genre has transformed loop sections of other tracks into some of the biggest songs of all time. like for example, warren g’s regulate (1994), is actually sampled from michael mcdonald’s ‘i keep forgettin’ released in 1982. jay z’s ‘99 problems’ (2003) main lines are actually from the same title track by ice t released ten years earlier. kanye’s gold digger (2005) is sampled from ray charles ‘i got a woman’ (1954), which was actually based largely on a song called ‘it must be jesus’ (1954) by the the southern tones. and there are many more, amazingly. 

but whats mind-blowing to me is the fact that bangtan listed ‘am i wrong’ as their album track but crediting only kevin moore (keb’ mo’s real name) as the writer & composer when they have basically recreated the whole song. no one else took credit like how past artists would ㅠㅠ

i find that very very endearing and downright humble, the whole staff producers too. cool team~

but lets, lets talk about how savage

the world’s goin’ crazy
how about you how bout ya’
you think it is okay?
i don’t.. think so
even having ears, they don’t hear
even having eyes, they don’t see
in all of their hearts, there live fish
and the name is selfish selfish 

we’re all dogs, pigs, because we get angry we become dogs 
storks vs crow-tits it’s a war errday
it’s a crazy world, yeah
drives us all crazy
that’s right, we’re all crazy
all right now lets shout out MAYDAY MAYDAY 

and direct the rappers are

that’s right kid you’ve gone crazy
the fact that you’re not crazy in this crazy world makes you crazy
(there’s hate) the entire earth and the sky and all around HELL YEAH
(there’s hate) online or offline HELL YEAH 

if you see the news and feel nothing
if that comment means nothing
if that hatred means nothing
you’re not normal and that makes you abnormal

in case you dont know, yoongi was actually taking a jab at a government official who not long ago had made disparaging remarks during a meeting with newspaper reporters, at which he said that 99% of his country’s people are “like dogs and pigs.” i quote,

Na Hyang-wook, head of the Education Ministry’s policy bureau, was speaking with the newspaper Kyunghyang Shinmun on July 7 when he said, among other things, that 99% of South Koreans have no ability to move up in the world and can be treated like animals — simply fed and kept alive.

like what a preposterous. thought.

with whats going on in their very own country (as well as everywhere else around the world, for that matter) bangtan is basically saying how insane the world we’re living in is and how problematic the societal boundaries are. how ignorant and selfish ppl can be, because bystanders are just as wrong as the perpetrators, like we’re living everyday with these fallacious moral values up our faces and yet, why wont we say anything?

i think the whole world has gone crazy
i think the whole world is coming to an end 
oh why

you don’t say?

which is why when namjoon said

are you ready for this
are you ready for this
are you ready for this

its almost like hes jeering back at everyone with the same offensive thoughts, challenging the system, like, look, look at us, look at how we’d roll and try to make the world better, look at how we’ll try to change things for the better, even when we know how ugly it can get, even when we’re not ready. WE ARE.

and when the vocal line goes

did i, what? say something wrong?
did i, what? lie about something?
going crazy, crazy 
am i wrong? am i wrong?
wherever i go the world’s gone crazy

i lost it at jimins craaaayjiii cos it sounded exactly like he lost it right there askjhd they still find it in themselves to stay true like

even if i walk in this crazy world’s path
i still want to live longer
i still want to keep looking for it, my belief/faith

so yes, i think its brilliant that they went with ‘am i wrong’ and 21st century girl’ (which is also another exceptional track) as follow-up songs in their promotion. ‘am i wrong’ as well as at least half of the songs from their wings album are quite frankly, a perfect response to the rude government official and to every insult they have ever gotten. like, damn genius, what a clever way to make a COMEBACK

so yeah

lets fly higher than the sky! 


Finally, a show does it right. 

A show with two girls who love each other doesn’t end in death and sadness and the implication that love is weak and fleeting and impossible if you’re anything but straight.

Honestly, thank god for Carmilla. After such a horrible year of watching all my favorite queer characters die, this is literally like a ray of hope shining down from heaven. 

Thank you thank you thank you.

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ok i need to get this out because i’ve been stewing on it for the best part of an hour and, as a writer, the only way i’m going to get over it is if i write it down

this episode hit me so hard for a number of reasons, but none more than this: robert sugden has been repressing his sexuality for the best part of fifteen years, had done everything he could to reject the side of him which liked men as well as women. 

he was beaten by his father at the age of fifteen, only a year after his mother had died, and all because he wanted to kiss a boy. since then, robert has considered himself a disappointment not just to his dad, but in general, and all because he is bisexual. 

is it any wonder that robert refused to say he was anything other than straight? is it such a surprise now that whenever jack is mentioned (even up until today when vic said their dad would be proud of him for proposing to a man) he immediately shuts down? 

robert has pushed down his feelings for half his life, buried them as he accurately said. and aaron, broken and insecure but so utterly strong as well, was the only person who got through those defences, the only one robert got to be himself around. 

that poor, frightened, insecure, ashamed little boy has always been a part of robert, he’s carried round that guilt for years and aaron has finally helped him to overcome it. 

“i just wanna be myself now… with you” 

that’s all he wants, all he’s ever wanted. for someone to look at him, all of him, and not turn away. all he’s ever wanted is to have someone love him for who he is. and now he has that.