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18 year-old Kimia - the first ever female Iranian Olympic medallist

What an achievement by Kimia Alizadeh, 18 years-old, from Iran. She has just won bronze in the Taekwando (57kg category)

She has just become the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal.  And what is more, she has done this in a country with minimal coaching facilities and restrictions for women, making it difficult for them to train and compete.

Kimia is a pioneer, and I hope she will light the flames of sporting achievement for Iranian women.

> S.Coups is ripped  was voted the strongest member and can gain muscle strength quickly. He also has a black belt in Taekwando (Trained for 7 years!!)

> He’s a fan of Dan Brown (An author, has written several books including “The Da Vinci Code”)

> He was an original Pledis Boy 

> He’s the member with the most training experience and has had to miss several important holidays and birthdays pre-debut with little to no reward due to the frustrating times the company was (is?) under. 

> It’s unfortunate that not a lot of people really fully understand the effects of everything that he went through during those years training and just shake it off but to put it into perspective 

> Seungcheol has fallen seriously ill on numerous occasions both pre-debut and post debut. He’s been hospitalized multiple times; and has torn ligaments before to the point of having to wear a cast. He’s admitted that he tries to avoid mentioning it to the public because it’s automatically assumed that if something is wrong with you you don’t tell your fanbase and he’s also admitted to trying to refrain from telling his own coworkers when he’s sick out of fear that they wouldn’t be able to perform because of him.

> And this is what we know of. Considering what he’s already mentioned and the conditions he’s working under, it wouldn’t be far fetched to imagine he’s sustained other injuries while on the job that we aren’t aware of.
    
> When he first started training they told him something like,
“Ok if you work really hard and withstand all the emotional and physical pressure/wounds, you’ll be fine! And you’ll debut soon!”
And so he works hard and does what he’s told and he gives everything he can

> He practices for long hours at a time. He loses time to sleep, socialize, he can’t eat as much as he used to in order to maintain his image, he can’t ask the company for things he needs without feeling guilty, he needs to study on top of that and he constantly has his flaws thrown into his face because as an idol you need to be near perfect. He can’t vent properly on social media or to his friends/family. 

> He continues to train for a year. One year turns into two…then three/four. Every year Pledis would promise that this would be his time and every year he gets pushed back again

> During this time he begins to feel on edge waiting. Several friends have either debuted or left the company all together. He’s dedicated so much time and energy into this dream + it seems like it’s slipping away

> And he’s still required to give it his all despite receiving little to no result. At this point it would’ve been extremely easy to give up hope or lose all motivation.

> Not to mention the dynamics of the setting changed. He was now the oldest and was expected to suddenly know how to lead the other trainees who’re noticeably younger

> He’s a strict guy as it is. Having been training for such a long time and now expected to help (Used to be 16 and then 13) other people become the best they can be, he’s going to be even less patient. The other trainees in return might misunderstand him + his actions and grow irritated. Not their fault, because from their side it’s a totally different picture. And it’s not S.Coups’ fault either, he just wants them to do well.

> Fast foreword a few years later, he finally debuted and was officially appointed leader, which is an all or nothing job. It was a bit easier when they were trainees, if someone messed up the blame would be even. But now if a member makes a mistake, it’s on S.Coups. His name is the front of Seventeen.

> But if they succeed, he needs to step back and let everybody get the credit because they all worked hard. 

> He’s said over and over again both pre-debut and post debut that he was worried about failing as a leader. When they were yelled at as a group, he spent all day in the practice room alone…just thinking. For hours. 

> He wants to be seen as a role model to the younger members. He constantly apologizes for being too busy to notice when there are problems within the group. If he scolds a member harshly, he needs to get another member to make them feel better because he hates showing weakness. 

> On their first proper vacation together pre-debut, he said he was finally allowed to say how he truly felt. And we saw during the Seventeen Project how he poured his heart out. Although he’s aggressive, he’s also pretty sensitive and anxious but is constantly pressured to put on a strong face

> He’s so worried about taking care of everyone else, he doesn’t even notice that those around him see how hard he works or the late nights he puts in. He never realizes that they talk about it among themselves or that they do in fact value him as a leader and a bro

> His friendship with Woozi btw is cute af

> Seriously he calls him/has called him Hunie in the past how adorable 

> S.Coups, despite being a stern worker, is such a teasing friend. Really he loves seeing the other members + fans flustered why is he so cheeky

> It literally took him 23 times to get the right photo of himself to give to Wonwoo as a birthday present like jfc

> Leader Coups is just a warm guy with good intentions

ASTRO’S REACTION WHEN THEY AREN’T THEIR GIRLFRIENDS BIAS

Thank you for the request anon! 

The boys:

Rocky: I’m pretty sure rocky would be offended and surprised when their own girlfriend biases someone else in astro. He’s probably gonna taunt you saying “oh really i guess they can cook for you then?” probably dance to your favorite songs while having his shirt go up accidentally  hoping to change your mind. He would probably use their girlfriend’s bias as target practice when he practices taekwando and hits them harder than usual. “OW ROCKY what was that for??!” “i was just warming up hahahaa…”

Eunwoo: okay this boy would probably question why he isn’t your bias after all he looks like the main love interest straight out of the manga who is handsome, smart, and talented who all the girls probably have a fanclub for. Eunwoo would contemplate on how to adapt qualities the same as your bias in order to become your bias and your boyfriend. “oh you like a guy who knows how to rap i see” *starts getting rapping lessons from rocky or jinjin*

Sanha: BOYYY THIS KID IS GONNA GO EXTRA AEGYO ON YOU  the second he finds out he’s not your bias he’s gonna start doing gwiyomi and b-uing b-uing every second he sees you. This boy is gonna attack you with random cutesy faces and stealing kisses from you in order to win your bias position.

MJ: he’s gonna get all dramatic on you “WHO DAT GUY WHO DAT GUY??? NOOOO!” Mj would start acting all sad and constantly remind you how he’s not your bias *dramatic sigh* “SOOOO HOW’S YOU’RE BIAS CAUSE IT ISN’T MEEEEE” He would probably try to serenade you as a reminder that he isn’t your bias.

JinJin: okay JinJin is gonna think you have bad taste like why would i not be your bias girl? I’ll be going on SMTM and i’m gonna kill it just watch you regret it. He would probably rap about his own astro member on the show since he’s your bias. 

Thanks for the request me and admin Machi enjoy creating these! keep them coming you guys! -admin michelle

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KYUHYUN TV/RADIO/WEB APPEARANCES + INTERVIEWS etc. (2006-NOW) (INDIVIDUAL + w/SJ + w/SJM + w/SJKRY)

Dedicated to all KyuStans… This list is still incomplete. I will update this post from time to time. If you come across any shows that is unlisted here, please do send me a message of the name of the shows so that I can include it in this list. Please inform me if there is any broken link. Enjoy!!!

2006

[EngSub] 061116 MTV Sunny Side Interview (Part 1-Part 4)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgNh6_6G5mYD6LlpD6a|Pa0F6

[EngSub] 061116 MTV Sunny Side Interview (KyuWook First Kisses)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeuCY-g4Mb8

[EngSub] KyuWookTeuk Taekwando Moves (CF Filming)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRZPmXgjPg4

[EngSub] SJ Mini Drama (Ep1 – Ep5)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8E3680D958E177CF

[EngSub] 060706 SJ What’s Up Star
Part 1: https://videopress.com/v/xNYWGnmo
Part 2: https://videopress.com/v/tiiNqgf1
Part 3: https://videopress.com/v/ggWbq77B
Part 4: https://videopress.com/v/UxYhcj58

[EngSub] 060713 SJ What’s Up Star
Part 1: https://videopress.com/v/VtupjvPk
Part 2: https://videopress.com/v/prXIrPai
Part 3: https://videopress.com/v/OKSXtNUI
Part 4: https://videopress.com/v/98Xsr1P7

060815 Hello Chat
[Raw] Full: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTAyOTQ2OTU2.html
[EngSub] Cut: (KyuWook Phone Call) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROvtHu558CQ&list=PL2A95092EEF51EF75

‪[EngSub]  060808 Super Junior - Making Of IVY CF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQxnADnyrbo



2007

[EngSub] SBS Exploration of Human Body (Ep1 - Ep13)
http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x463k2_rachellynn-gross_super-junior-ehb/1#video=xt0ins

[EngSub] SJ Relay Talk (Wook to Kyu)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW36N4iF0QQ

[EngSub] SJ Relay Talk (Kyu to Hae)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnns5gLiSsc

[EngSub] Sj Talk to Myself (Kyu)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I4fDFygrnM

[EngSub] SJ Arirang TV Show Extra (Kyu Monologue)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttG6mkZw2J4

[EngSub] 070217 Super Junior KRY Brain Drawings
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgMyhWj-IyF_nYtskblBg_Du

[EngSub] 071018 Byulbam Radio KyuChul Closeness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix7PXzpf5LI

[EngSub] 071226 SJ Music Space Game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i-uBn7Es9k

[EngSub] 071013 SBS Star King
http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x49qdl_kyutoria_blue_star-king/1#video=xjoxaw
A Whole New World w/Charice
http://youtu.be/gp0xuDWjGqs


2008

[EngSub] 080418 SJM Very Big Star (Kyu Cuts)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMWJ4IyQKCE

[EngSub] 080830 Entertainment Star Factory
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPF5Q9BZko4JcHaHtxQfCRr

[EngSub] 080504 Strictly Come Dancing
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPD88qmzCEOQvgUA5uTN4bY

[EngSub] 080409 Sohu Live Chat
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgMow_EZD7dRLXKv_tctum7C

[EngSub] 080604 SJM at SuKiRa
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgNL5NZuVzkUvg-ZxqDfA_gS

[EngSub] 080409 SJM CRI Interview
Kyu Cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV9IGujKfqE
Full: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPrytzhbFCd02pRQk-QQ2xw

[EngSub] 080720 SJM Kyu Behind The Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy2eijuGO2Y

[EngSub] 080411 SJM Very Big Star
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL693CF2AE9442375E

[EngSub] Star Face to Face (080817-080824)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPb7T5yUggfxTvqDL09HMTG

080505 Sina Interview
[EngSub] Kyu Cuts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgOWwHnH6_2_UCQuKKzx7bLe
[Raw] Full: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgNiq0kSU63XtHM65HJer7mi

[EngSub] 080511 Bravely Going Forward
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPn_KrXzSnwS1SadKv6ajXK

[EngSub] 080802 Bravely Going Forward
http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x2m7js_evilsparkyu_bravely-going-forward/1#video=xi17xl

[EngSub] 080831 Bravely Going Forward
http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x49scd_kyutoria_blue_bgf/1#video=xithcw

[EngSub] eTV More Broadcast, More Happiness (080419-080426)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPbymnHLhklgMd7EhbRahyw

[EngSub] 081018 SJM 100 Days Debut Special
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgNEYHf4U0J2O7Bh_mMh2bZF


 2009

[EngSub] 090424 SBS Intimate Note
http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x45zc3_anetad0407_suju-note-eng/1#video=xfibgg

[EngSub] Come To Play
http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x3ipkf_chachaelf_come-to-play-with-super-junior/1#video=xhv4vq

[EngSub] SJ Special Song Challenge
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPiwQRzS_6XUPtxfJdWx4iK

Yoo Young Suk Showcase
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgNVFKdk0WFoCrOdo-Q983ig

[Eng Sub] 090409 YYS & Kyu Interview (7YOL)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NB-GNrZqxw

[EngSub] SJ Dorm/Yeoyoumanman (Part 1 – Part 9)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFBEFF6CD0E2F4F69

[EngSub] WGM Kangin Huusewarming
https://youtu.be/6PGBhp7ma1Y

[EngSub] KBS Star Golden Bell Ep231
Part 1: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k2CX19WKABcB1L11PE0
Part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/krzlNlJLKQrWlr11PGl
Part 3: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/kxXPg4yTZ4javz11PIF
Part 4: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6FBWPgPUZDxYt11PM6

[EngSub] KBS Star Golden Bell Ep236
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRbiGTMqOmE&list=PLM8q52l1wxgMdkR7ARue8gJKk-1wmchyk

[VietSub] KJE’s Chocolate with SJ
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgOunE6mrLbq-NY6bH6lHULw
Kyu Cut: https://videopress.com/v/Wxsyd0at

[EngSub] 090625 Music Travel LaLaLa (SJ & SNSD)
http://www.mediafire.com/?dwzqkhmkhmr

Love’s Family (w/Sungmin)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgM-z_3jQtrLk3LbXmH8v95u

SBS Star King
EP109: https://mega.nz/#!DM5mhAJL!0NnWa6WaE_tJCUNe5kZmtCMjcY90TJwvmvwe4U9Ty7Y
EP112: https://mega.nz/#!bUBklTwI!zVXXJA2xsw53kVT1qdOnFQKNK7thTm7r4eX8DD14ZmE
EP146: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPBlOMIefGXUqsuuGOe4iKO

[VietSub] KBS YHY Sketchbook
https://youtu.be/i5BpZlKgNoI

[EngSub] 090918 Sohu Chat
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgN55KdSMPi5s1glQdXv4trU

[EngSub] 091016 Chao Ji Mian Dui Mian (Star Face To Face)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgOh-MEkfyhXJ2KW9uKzd6pL

[Raw] 091016 Ming Xin Lai (Stars Come)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPQpZkCz-OY5QfTGtuz6nRF

[EngSub] 091017 Happy Camp
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6062225E71B06286

[EngSub] MTV Tian Lai Cun (091029-091031)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPutOt6UWfyk3tHM8V4TP60

[EngSub] 091030 Tian Tian Xiang Shang
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgO2Hw5s6t0qLRx1gHlVKzGS

[EngSub] Variety Big Brother (091212-091219)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL53C196CC2F22F50D

[EngSub] 091224 Let’s Make A Friend
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgOzYSjbbBELzyr33JP7Nyxu

[EngSub] Exceptionally Unlike Another (091225-100102)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPZ5JfNfHUDHp77tspN4Ro6

[EngSub] Azio Entertainment (091226-100102)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL68260C472968276E

[EngSub] Fun Music
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgMWxXydthcoNbL_EMkMc2rO

[EngSub] 090408 OPPO Music Carnival Night
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgP08OgFAkDmEru6jJkTbA0L

[EngSub] 091216 Wan Quan Yu Le
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM8q52l1wxgPwUx5I34q-cRS7xQFt3TwL

[EngSub] 100% Entertainment
Kyu Cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9_fMq5bhfw


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Cool fact: Iran’s flag bearer was a black belt in Taekwando till an accident left her a paraplegic. She then took up archery and won gold in the London Para-olympics and is the first archer to qualify for both the Para-olympics and Olympics.

EDIT: Her name is Zahra Nemati

i know im on kind of a nepeta kick but i present to you: french-korean nepeta

im too lazy to rewrite this stuff so im gonna copypaste from skype fuck the police 

meulin and nepeta as second gen french-korean and theyre actually quadrilingual (asl, french, korean, english) and their mother the sweet chubby korean lady who bakes cookies for church bake sales and doesnt speak english super well but the church pastor who has traveled the world on missions is able to talk to her and they fall in love and then get married and both girls studied taekwando as kind of a korean heritage thing and nepeta beats up some assholes in school who are picking on her short indian stepbrother karkat and meulin starting a relationship with a mute nb kid named kurloz and i just. leijons with cool multicultural asskicking backrounds? want

nep feeling more in touch with her korean side so shes into their fashion and stuff and she has so many fucking phone charms its insane but meulin loving french art history and actually having an entire sideblog for it and she loves gorgeous frilly overdone things and wears her hair up in poufs and shit out or pure love for that stuff and once their mom can get the money together she takes them to visit south korea and france and its the best trip theyve ever had

credit goes to maussanbros for the original concept of korean nep and all the great things he told me along with it

credit to asymmetricjester for listening to me rant about it on skype