I know Kim Myung Soo has been in, like, 20 sageuks over the years and most of them were of the Super Serious Business type, but he might want to, you know, dial it back a bit in Ruler: Master of the Mask, because he’s putting it on a little heavy for th show’s overall vibe.
That said: Pretty solid episode (Episodes? Since MBC and SBS are breaking episodes into half hour blocks for some sort of advertising experiment.) I’m not head over heals in love or anything (though that usually takes several episodes with sageuks anyway) but it was good.
Pretty sure the “fake prince” is going to become the mad and violent prince Sado while the “real” prince leaves the palace somehow and assumes a new identity.
Kinda weird that this was originally slated to premiere the day after Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People aired it’s finale, before Rebel had it’s delays. They may have similar themes in the context of near immediate focus on the plight of the poor and their mistreatment at the hands of officials and the upper classes, but their overall feels couldn’t be more different.
ETA: I have been informed that Kim Myung Soo, the veteran sageuk actor playing King Yeongjo, shares a name with the idol playing the eventual fake prince, who I’ve mostly seen referred to by his stage name. Maybe I should refer to them as the elder and the younger like with the Lee Min Ho’s.
‘i wz coping my guy’ IM SHRIEKING dkjfghdklfjgnlskh THATS TH BIGGST MOOD EVR
i litrly m’always gettn approachd by ppl like ‘yo y’d u go off yestrday like that’ nd im like ‘bitch IDK tf ??? u tel me i Wasnt Present, i get drunk nd i take a backseat nd let Mai Tai steer but hes a terribl drivr so sorry ur problem not mine’
i need to strap a gopro to me wen i get fckd up cz only god knows wat i get up to
You only see people’s good side on social networks. You only see the best moments of their lives. We never reveal our darkest moments online. Remember this the next time you find yourself comparing. Remember that you are comparing your bad side to someone’s good side. It’s a flawed comparison.
Social Justice Warrior?? okay but we’re gonna need a Social Justice Thief and a Social Justice Cleric cuz I’m a Social Justice Witch and don’t have party heals. Might need a Social Justice Paladin if the war isn’t specced into defense plus maybe another Social Justice DPS to round the party out
6 easy tricks to keep protect yourself from identity theft
1. Be extra vigilant with your social security number.
Don’t give out your social security number
unless it’s absolutely essential, and reduce the risk of misplacing
your card by not carrying it around. Only offer up the numbers when 100%
necessary. With access to your social security, an identity thief can
cause a lot of financial trouble.
2. Shred all your papers.
Junk mail, bank statements and store ads all
reveal different bits of information about your life. Piecing together
your paper trail can disclose more than you’d imagine, so make it a
common practice in your life to shred any papers that have your name, address, email, phone number or other sensitive personal information.
3. Stay on top of your passwords.
Those with online accounts should regularly change their passwords,
in addition to making sure passwords are different for each site and
opting for multi-factor authentication whenever possible. Equally
important is ensuring passwords are unique
and complex by using random combinations of letters, numbers and
characters. Consider using a password manager to remember and create
4. Dispose of gadgets properly.
Your laptops, computers, tablets and mobile devices contain a
lot of personal information, so it is important to wipe them clean
before discarding them. According to the Federal Trade Commission,
people should overwrite, delete or physically destroy their hard drive
prior to disposal. Similarly, personal information on mobile phones
should be deleted before devices are discarded.
5. Check your social media privacy settings.
If you’re active on social media and not
wary of your privacy settings, then you can accidentally give out more
information than you realize. Check all your social media platforms —
including those you are no longer active on — to see what information you have shared,
who can see them and if you have any strangers in your direct circle.
Depending on how private your account is, consider keeping things like
addresses and birth dates off of social media.
6. Secure your internet and Wi-Fi.
The FTC recommends securing your wireless network
at home and making sure information on your network is encrypted. This
step scrambles information so hackers can’t get a front-row seat of
what’s going on in your network. When in public, make sure you’re
connecting to secure and encrypted Wi-Fi networks. It’s also a good habit to not do any financial transactions while on a public network. Read more
Distractions that keep you from special moments with special people. – Pay attention to the little things, because when you really miss someone you miss the little things the most, like just laughing together. Go for long walks. Indulge in great conversations. Count your mutual blessings. Let go for a little while and just BE together.
Compulsive busyness. – Schedule time every day to not be busy. Have dedicated downtime – clear points in the day to reflect, rest, and recharge. Don’t fool yourself; you’re not so busy that you can’t afford a few minutes of sanity.
Negative thinking about your current situation. – Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile. So talk about your blessings more than you talk about your problems. Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing. Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there.
The needless drama around you. – Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around you. Focus on the positives, and soon the negatives will be harder to see.
The desire for everything you don’t have. – No, you won’t always get exactly what you want, but remember this: There are lots of people who will never have what you have right now. The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for. Happiness never comes to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.
Comparing yourself to everyone else. – Social comparison is the thief of happiness. You could spend a lifetime worrying about what others have, but it wouldn’t get you anything.
Thinking about who you were or what you had in the past. – You’re not the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life.
Worrying about the mistakes you’ve made. – It’s OK if you mess up; that’s how you get wiser. Give yourself a break. Don’t give up. Great things take time, and you’re getting there. Let your mistakes be your motivation, not your excuses. Decide right now that negative experiences from your past won’t predict your future.
Worrying about what everyone thinks and says about you. – Don’t take things too personally, even if it seems personal. Rarely do people do things because of you; they do things because of them. You honestly can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react and who you choose to be around.
Self-deception. – Your life will improve only when you take small chances. And the first and most difficult chance you can take is to be honest with yourself.
A life path that doesn’t feel right. – Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. When you truly believe in what you’re doing, it shows, and it pays. Success in life is for those who are excited about where they are going. It’s about walking comfortably in your own shoes, in the direction of YOUR dreams.
Everyone else’s definition of success and happiness. – You simply can’t base your idea of success and happiness on other people’s opinions and expectations.
Those who insist on using and manipulating you. – What you allow is what will continue. Give as much as you can, but don’t allow yourself to be used. Listen to others closely, but don’t lose your own voice in the process.
Trying to impress everyone. – One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and that’s perfectly OK. No matter how you live, someone will be disappointed. So just live your truth and be sure YOU aren’t the one who is disappointed in the end.
All the fears holding you back. – Fear is a feeling, not a fact. The best way to gain strength and self-confidence is to do what you’re afraid to do. Dare to change and grow. In the end, there is only one thing that makes a dream completely impossible to achieve: Lack of action based on the fear of failure.
Doubting and second-guessing yourself. – When in doubt just take the next small step. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
People who continuously dump on your dreams. – It’s better to be lonely than allow negative people and their opinions derail you from your destiny. Don’t let others crush your dreams. Do just once what they say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their negativity again.
Thinking the perfect time will come. – You can’t always wait for the perfect moment. Sometimes you must dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what could have been.
Band-Aids and temporary fixes. – You can’t change what you refuse to confront. You can’t find peace by avoiding things. Deal with problems directly before they deal with your happiness.
Close-minded judgments. – Open your mind before you open your mouth. Don’t hate what you don’t know. The mind is like a parachute; it doesn’t work when it’s closed.
Other people’s mistakes and oversights. – Today, be tolerant of people’s mistakes and oversights. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn’t mean they’re bad; it simply means they are human.
Resentment. – Kindness is not to be mistaken for weakness, nor forgiveness for acceptance. It’s about knowing that resentment is not on the path to happiness. Remember, you don’t forgive people because you’re weak. You forgive them because you’re strong enough to know that people make mistakes.
Any hateful thoughts at all. – Set an example. Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are. Make kindness a daily ritual; it’s what makes life happier and more fulfilling in the long run.
Regrets of any kind. – You don’t have to be defined by the things you once did or didn’t do. Don’t let yourself be controlled by regret. Maybe there’s something you could have done differently, or maybe not. Either way, it’s merely something that has already happened. Leave the unchangeable past behind you as you give yourself to the present moment.
Every point in time other than right now. – Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress too much about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Do your best to live NOW and make this moment worth living.
Rebecca believes that if we end the stigma surrounding child sex trafficking, we can truly change the world.
Rebecca started a major billboard campaign in her city, spreading messages of awareness. “Being a prostituted teen isn’t a choice — it’s slavery,” read the billboard. “Teens sold for sex aren’t prostitutes — they’re rape victims,” read another.
“We need to love our children. We need them to understand that we love them. And not just your own children, but all children in this country,” she says. She also details different types of “pimps” — guerrilla and romeo — who target young women.
“We need to show women of color and empower them and have them know that they don’t need to allow their bodies be there for the sexual exploitation of men,” she says. “The greatest impact we can have is in our own communities. Sometimes we just need to dig our feet into the soul of the Earth…because we can make the greatest impact right here at home.”
Rebecca Dharmapalan is a 19-year-old artist. She had a friend in high school whose boyfriend used to pimp her out in order to pay his cell phone bills. When she finally refused, he beat her so badly that Rebecca never saw her friend again.
“I was on a mission to change the way people saw child sex trafficking in America. That it was a real, tangible thing. So what I did was make film…I realized that art was extremely powerful,” she says.
Oakland, California is one of the most diverse cities in the country, but as any city, “with diversity comes this harsh underbelly of violence.” So, Rebecca used art to change a major city problem.
“100,000 children are trafficked in the United States. And hundreds of thousands more are at risk of having their bodies sold,” she says. 12 is the average age of entry. “Girls were being sold ten to fifteen times a day…these are girls in the United States of America. In our own backyards. In our communities. This is right in front of us.”
heey ok so i figured you were the best person to ask: what is leverage about/should i watch it?
listen there is literally no scenario in which i’d tell someone not to watch leverage
IT’S A SHOW EVERYONE AND THEIR FAVOURITE AUNT SHOULD WATCH OKAY
leverage is LITERALLY a show about a perfectly imperfect little found family OF THIEVES
like i am pretty sure you don’t need anything else in life
just think about it. a found family. consisting of 5 people who only have each other. five loners who learn to love and trust and rely on each other more than anyone else. you have your super smart hacker with a heart the size of a planet, your gravity-defying socially awkward thief baby girl honey bunch, your incredibly talented, capable and caring con lady, your ‘always here to save the day by hitting someone in the face’ grumpy dude who actually cares a lot but he doesn’t know it yet and your brains of the operation who gets them to become a team in the first place. and they help people. by being the best bad guys. it’s beautiful.
also it’s no big secret that leverage is the show with the Ultimate ot3. you think you have an ot3 now? wrong. you don’t until you’ve seen this show.
the show’s super funny it’s entertaining it’s actiony and it will make you care and break your heart and mend it again and you’ll cry and laugh and love these losers more than you can possibly imagine
you know you want it come on come onnnnn YOU WANT THIS FAMILY ok cool now go watch it