the band that would be king

Get to know me - tag

I was tagged by @zicobitch, thanks lovely! :)                                    

Rules: answer the questions in a new post, and tag 20 blogs you would like to get to know better ^_^

Nickname: jackie (usually)

Gender: female

Star Sign: taurus

Height: ~ 170cm/5′7″

Time right now: 6:07pm

Last thing i googled: whether any grocery stores around me carry branston pickle lol 

Favorite bands: block b, bap, july talk, deftones

Favorite solo artists: dean, crush, sam kim, a lot of people from AOMG, city and colour, sonreal, childish gambino, idk I could go on forever about music

Song stuck in my head: Die Antwoord - Banana Brain

Last movie i watched: The Lion King a.k.a the best movie in existence

Last tv show i watched:  Bigbang on Weekly Idol

When did you create your blog: My personal blog has been a thing since 2012, but this one is relatively new

What kind of stuff do you post: mostly block b, but I’m also trash for several other groups/artists so you’ll see some other things 

When did your blog reach its peak: now I guess?

Do you have any other blogs: yes, my personal blog  

Do you get asks regularly: not really, I have a few mutuals that I chat with but other than that it’s pretty quiet 

Why’d you choose your url: I thought I was clever.. bbc = beebeecee

Following: 171

Posts: 3,210

Hogwarts house: I just realized that I have answered this twice before and answered ravenclaw once and hufflepuff the other.. so, I have no idea 

Pokémon team: Team: did not participate and have no idea what’s going on 

Favorite colors: Green (but also black/grey if you consider them colours)

Average hours of sleep: 7ish

Lucky numbers: 13 is my favourite, not sure if I have a lucky number

Favorite characters: I don’t know what to pick from so I’ll just go with a couple shows I’ve followed for seemingly forever, Grey’s & TWD: Callie Torres/George O’Malley, Glenn Rhee/Daryl Dixon 

What are you wearing right now: leggings and an over-sized sweater 

How many blankets do you sleep with: sheets, comforter and a throw blanket if I get cold 

Dream job: I have no idea, something in my field preferably lol

Dream trip: SO MANY. I would love to do a road trip across Canada, as well as the US. I also want to tour around several Asian countries and the UK but also Europe? Just.. let me go to ALL the places

I tag: @pastelminhyuks @eternaltaeil @daehdream @alittlebitblockbbias @blockbvillains @rudebbomb @kiritsuneren @ukwonswife @taewoonsgf @fyhjjxxn @jaehyobae
(only if you want to, please don’t feel obligated! also if I didn’t tag you and you want to do it, consider yourself tagged, @ me so I can see!!)

to those of you not watching koc know that the guys have been pulling genuine ideas from goddamn fanfic

they have an entire “i accidentally married my best friend” episode and the way it’s acted out is exactly the way i would have done it in a comic please watch this

I love how the further Dragon Age progresses as a series, the more retroactively badass everything the warden did in the first game becomes.

I mean, the guy you pulled out of a cage can become the freaking Arishok. That odd woman you meet in the tavern and decide to bring along can become Divine Victoria. Alistair can be king. That witch who turned into a dragon when you fought her was actually an ancient elven god. If we count Dragon!Andraste and the arch demon, that’s three potential dragon gods you can kill in that game.

You manage to resolve tense political situations that would take other groups months of efforts and tons of diplomatic resources and military presence with just yourself, your colourful band of misfit/murderous companions, and your dog. In under a year. 

You can even make friends with one of those insane darkspawn magisters that almost destroys the world in DA:I. Just like, palling around with him. Swapping notes. Doing trust building exercises while everyone else is losing their shit over Corypheus.

And it’s just hilarious because the Hero of Ferelden is this person who some of the most powerful individuals in Thedas will actually fall in line behind, this ridiculously competent and influential figure who solves world-ending problems like they’re Sunday morning crosswords, and it’s going to be useless in the coming crisis because they can’t bring the warden back.

BLOWING OFF ∙ L.H

Originally posted by xhemmohugsx

BLOWING OFF – L.H

ship » Luke & Y/N

rating » R (pwp: ORAL SEXXXXXX)

author’s note/warnings » dedicated to hannah, @tadpolehemmings, ‘cause she’s finally, finally, finally my friend after a million frickin’ years! enjoy, this was requested (basically just smut) but not the i took the detailed prompt from this post, enjoy!


You thought venues holding such huge bands would have good security – big, burly security guards by every entrance and exit, their stares demeaning and intimidating as you passed. This was 5 Seconds of Summer, for Christ’s sake – they were practically the kings of the pop punk music industry. You didn’t understand why you were wild enough to accept the dare and try to sneak in one of the forgotten entrances backstage – you assumed it would be a dead end, and if it wasn’t, you’d apologize and return to fully enjoy the show. So, armed with your phone’s flashlight, you crawled your way over to the dusty door. After a few sneezing fits, you gazed back at your expectant friends, who were gesturing for you to enter.

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When Christopher Lee made a Heavy Metal Opera about Charlemagne

Sir Christopher Lee is perhaps one of the most interesting men in the world.  He was former WWII intelligence officer who worked with the SAS, master fencer, and legendary actor whose famous roles include Dracula, Count Dooku, Lord Saruman, and James Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga.  Perhaps for someone like Lee, it is not unusual that in his late 80’s and early 90’s he would make a series of heavy metal albums, after all, he was a singer who had a background in opera and had worked with some metal bands in the past.  But a heavy metal opera about the Medieval Frankish King and Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne?

 In 2010 Lee released the album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, a Symphonic Metal Opera based on the life of Charlemagne.  The album included Lee himself, who played Charlemagne, as well as a number of guest singers and musicians who played roles such as Pepin the Short and Pope Hadrian. Lyrics were composed by Marie-Clarie Calvet while music was composed by Marco Sabiu.   The album was released on March 15th, 2010.  For his work on the album, Lee received the Spirit of Metal Award from the 2010 Metal Golden Hammer Gods Award, the award being presented by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi.
In 2013 Christopher Lee released a sequel album called, Charlemagne: Omens of Death, which featured music arranged by Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner and Guatamalan guitar virtuoso Hedras Ramos.

  • Feyre: so what do we do now?
  • Rhysand: well, we could go see a priestess, make it more official if you like. I was thinking a Summer wedding, in the evening on top of the town house, wouldn't that be lovely, Feyre darling? Who would you want as your bridesmaids? I mean Cass and Az would be my groomsmen but do you want your sisters? Or Amren and Mor? I guess you could have all four, although the wedding party would be lopsided. I'm also thinking we have a sit down meal, not a buffet, those are so tacky. Do you want a band or a DJ? It's up to you. Also how do you feel about incorporating a dance routine into the ceremony?
  • Feyre: I meant about the King of Hybern lol
  • Rhysand: oh, kill him I guess?
  • Feyre: I love you :)
  • Rhysand: I love you more :)))

from Lord of Shadows, illustrated by Cassandra Jean:

SNIPPET W/SPOILERS:

There was a commotion atop the pavilion, and a single blast from a horn shattered the murmuring quiet in the clearing. The gentry looked up. A tall figure had appeared beside the throne. He was all in white, salt-white, with a doublet of white silk and gauntlets of white bone. White horns curled from either side of his head, startling against the blackness of his hair. A gold band encircled his forehead.

Cristina exhaled. “The King.”

Emma could see his profile: it was beautiful. Clear, precise, clean like a drawing of something perfect. Emma couldn’t have described the shape of his eyes or cheekbones or the crook of his mouth, and she lacked Jules’ ability to paint it, but she knew it was uncanny and wonderful and that she would remember the face of the King of the Seelie Court for all of her life.

He turned, bringing his face into full view. Emma heard Cristina gasp faintly. The King’s face was divided down the middle. The right side was the face of a handsome young man, luminous with youth and beauty. The left side was an inhuman mask, gray skin tight and leathery over bone, eyesocket empty and black, mottled with red scars.

Kieran, bound to the tree, looked once at the monstrous face of his father and turned his head away, his chin dropping, tangled dark hair falling to hide his eyes.

the raven cycle masterlist of quotes/scenes (bold is faves)
  • it was a young man in slacks and a sweater, hair rumpled. he was not quite transparent, but he wasn’t quite there, either. his figure was as murky as dirty water, his face indistinct. there was no identifying feature to him apart from his youth. he was so young-that was the hardest part to get used to. 
  • is this how we make our way to death? blue wondered. a stumbling fade out instead of a self-aware finale?
  • She asked, “Will you tell me your name?” He faced her and she realized with shock that he wore an Aglionby sweater. “Gansey,” he said. Though his voice was quiet, it wasn’t a whisper. It was a real voice spoken from someplace almost too far away to hear. Blue couldn’t stop staring at his mussed hair, the suggestion of staring eyes, the raven on his sweater. His shoulders were soaked, she saw, and the rest of his clothing rain spattered, from a storm that hadn’t happened yet. This close, she could smell something minty that she wasn’t sure was unqiue to him or unique to spirits. He was so real. When it finally happened, when she finally saw him, it didn’t feel like magic at all. It felt like looking into the grave and seeing it look back at her. “is that all?” she whispered. Gansey closed his eyes. “That’s all there is.” He fell to his knees, a soundless gesture for a boy with no real body. One hand splayed in the dirt, fingers pressed to the ground. 
  • “You missed World Hist. I thought you were dead in a ditch.”
  • His heart hurt with the wanting of it, the hurt no less painful for being difficult to explain. 
  • Some secrets only gave themselves up to those who’d proven themselves worthy. The way Gansey saw it was this: If you had a special knack for finding things, it meant you owed the world to look. 
  • “Fate,” Blue replied, glowering at her mother, “is a very weighty word to throw around before breakfast.”
  • Gansey had once told Adam that he was afraid most people didnt know how to handle Ronan. What he meant by this was that he was worried that one day someone would fall on Ronan and cut themselves.
  • Gansey’s invented apartment was a dreamer’s laboratory…and everywhere, everywhere, there were books. Not the tidy stacks of an intellectual attempting to impress, but the slumping piles of a scholar obsessed. 

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The G word

OK, guys, it seems the word “gypsy” offends some of you, I’m sorry about that, I didn’t know, I remind you I’m french, and there’s subtilities of american english that I don’t get. Is it also offensive in UK english? There’s a band called “Gypsy Kings” in France who would be certainly surprised to know there’s something offensive in their name…
Anyway, what do you suggest then? It’s inspired by a french furniture catalogue and their set was named “Roulotte” (french word for horse-drawn caravan) if I remember well.
Sounds OK to you?

I need to follow more band or artist blogs so if you post/blog any

The 1975
Bastille
Two Door Cinema Club
James Bay
Imagine Dragons
Twenty One Pilots
Milky Chance
Walk The Moon
Hozier
Kodaline
Coldplay
OneRepublic
Of Monsters and Men
Mumford and Sons
The Killers
Arctic Monkeys
The Lumineers
Kings of Leon
Blue October
Passenger
George Ezra
Sam Smith
Ed Sheeran
Green Day


Any recommendations would be amazing (= So just like or reblog and I’ll follow you

Anne Boleyn cried the day of
her third miscarriage but not
on the day of her execution.

Instead, she stayed up talking
to God until the early hours.

Instead, she reflected on her
childhood, remembered the days
when Mary would fashion her
long black hair into braids.

Instead, she wondered what it would’ve
been like if she’d only been his mistress,
or if she’d never married him,
or if she’d given birth to a son.

Instead, she thought back to when her
affection had been more important to him
than good relations with Rome.

Instead, she got dressed. Wore a red
petticoat under her dark grey gown.
Her mother’s ring on her left
hand instead of her wedding band.

Instead, she walked up to the scaffold
with steady hands and addressed the
crowd, spoke fondly of the King.

They tied a blindfold around her head
and she closed her eyes. Thinking of God,
thinking of Elizabeth.

She didn’t feel the sword.
—  ‘Anne Boleyn on the day of her execution’ by Cassie Lewis 
The thing is, Even if it was all a joke..it still makes some people think that bullying is Okay, we already suffer so much with kids taking their lives. And when huge bands like BigBang do this over a longer time, it's points out that's "Okay" which it isn't. Also if you're going to say "they all love him a lot" let's turn the tables. If they did this to Youngbae I would be so mad, I would feel hurt and I would be so sad just to see an hurt YB. So put your bias in his shoes, think about how hurt they would be if it was them. I love them all, but this isn't cool.

When I was a young boy,

My father took me into the city

To see a marching band. 

He said, “Son when you grow up,

Would you be the savior of the broken

The beaten and the damned?”

My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade

Magic Design History - Savannah Lions

King of the Format

At the dawn of the game, Magic the Gathering’s Alpha had the Savannah Lion to lay the groundwork for what a top-tier White creature could be. But in recent years the once powerful rare has lost its crown as the king and the design has been leveraged more at uncommon and with upside. Today I would like to examine the history of the Savannah Lions template, which I define as a 1cmc creature with base power and toughness of 2/1.

Did You Know : Alpha

At the beginning of Magic’s history the best you could do a single White mana was get yourself a 1/1 with Banding at common or a vanilla 2/1 at rare. And this trend continued on for the first few years of Magic, in Arabian Nights (as an example), both of the 1cmc White creatures were 0/1 - Abu Jafar and Camel respectively. Of course, it should also be pointed out that this was during an era where creatures were not considered to be the powerful or evocative part of the game.

What (W) Gets You…

And for all those people who aren’t history buffs out there, that was it for the power level of creatures for the first 16 years of Magic’s history. Think about that, from 1993 to 2009 Savannah Lions was the gold standard for aggressive White creatures with no drawbacks - besides the one example of Isamaru, Hound of Konda. That’s insane. And yet, I never noticed as a young kid opening packs and building 75 card casual decks to play with during lunch.

This isn’t to say that we didn’t see other 2/1 creatures for 1cmc across the game’s history, some of them were even tournament worthy in their prime, but they always came with some kind of drawback.

Embrace Change…

Then, 2009 happened; it was a gloomy day, then the clouds parted, we looked to the sky as the heavens sent us a message from above. We all squinted our eyes and adjusted to the heavenly glow, and we could finally make out what the message said…

This blew my mind when it happened. I don’t even know that I really fully understood what the release of a Core Set every year even meant at the time. But the idea that a product that normally acted as a list of cards that were legal in Standard was going to have new cards and good cards, did not compute.

I should also say, I didn’t play during Lorwyn and Alara block, so when I got pulled back in, I had no idea the power of planeswalkers. And I think that is the fundamental shift that will open the flood gates for some of the cards I am about to outline. That and the choice by Wizards of the Coast to make the game play of Magic happen far more often on the battlefield than the stack.

So while many people were drooling over Baneslayer Angel, an uncommon was about to start a new trend for what White Weenie could look like in Standard (and I guess the other formats, if that’s what you’re into).

2/1 Dude, Seriously?

Through Elite Vanguard we were given our old friend Savannah Lions (who had been out of Standard for one whole rotation) but at a lower rarity and with relevant creature typing. And like Blade of the Sixth Pride, this was going to get a bar that would easily be beaten in the coming years.

Once again, I don’t think this being the precedent for a solid White creature and it being upgraded several more times between 2009 and now is a bad thing, this was a subtle sign that the times were changing. Planeswalkers were now the face of every set and that meant that they were going to be format defining it many cases, Shock and Fireball weren’t going to cut it.

War Falcon was the next dip into the Savannah Lions template and I will admit, I only have this on my radar because it works well for my Knights Tribal archetype for my Commons Cube. This does come with a drawback for sure, but since it can naturally block with no set-up, I see it having some value.

Rarity Matters

In Theros block we were given two new creatures out of the Savannah Lions mold in Loyal Pegasus (a less better War Falcon) and Soldier of the Pantheon. Both of these rarity shift away from Elite Vanguard in each direction and it shows, the Pegasus is well suited as an opening play in a decent W/R draft deck and really nothing else. Soldier on the other hand, well now we’re playing with fire. This really shows what W can buy you in the New World Order and as a seed for Return to Ravnica block, it served its purpose.

What I really like here is the that the mold is being pulled in different directions to let the template play with different power levels in a condensed period of time. Honestly, Soldier might not be seeing play in Modern, but it’s a card I have slotted into at least two of my Commander decks.

Elite, but Better

As we move one step away from current day, we get two creatures from back-to-back sets that really spit on Elite Vanguard, finally making it become old news. Dragon Hunter and Mardu Woe-Reaper are 2/1′s with no drawback and conditional upsides. Once again - as uncommons - they’re probably not at the top of anyone’s list of best cards from either set, but they are role players and good in the Limited formats they populated.

And finally, we’ve reached the current crop of Savannah Lions; Kytheon, Hero of Akros and some Ally. I think the choice to make Gideon’s early years be in the form of a 2/1 is a nod to the history of Magic in a fun way; it shows how far the game has come and on a story card. Granted, this time we see the template being used on a mythic rare and it has an ability and another face, but whatever.

Expedition Envoy, I see, as just a planeshifted Elite Vanguard; almost the same card, but with a flavorful creature type for the block. I’ve used it in Commander and drafted it at least once for a good White Weenie deck, but obviously its not making huge waves. Heck, it’s currently still in Standard, how I wish Allies was a thing in right now.

So, in conclusion, I really wanted to do another Magic Design History and now I have. I have a few ideas kicking around for another installment, possibly on Blade of the Sixth Pride - seriously, it’s got a worthy track record as well. But I hope somebody liked this. Until next time, thanks everyone!

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The Country Bear Jamboree at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

Although the Country Bear Jamboree opened with the park on October 1, 1971, the plans for the attraction date back to Walt Disney himself. In 1966, Walt decided that he would need some sort of attraction for his planned Disney’s Mineral King Ski Resort. He tasked Imagineer Marc Davis with creating a show based on Audio Animatronic bears. Davis and fellow Imagineer Al Bertino came up with many ideas including marching band bears, mariachi bears, and Dixieland bears. Walt Disney was said to have like Marc Davis’ drawings of the bears so much that they actually made him laugh (thus the attraction would eventually be known as Walt’s last laugh). The Country Bears would be one of the last attractions that Walt had a direct involvement with.

When the Country Bear Jamboree opened in the Magic Kingdom, it proved to be so popular that a copy of the attraction was built for Disneyland. The Country Bear Jamboree takes place inside Grizzly Hall. While waiting in the buildings front room, guests can see caricatures of the bears including: Henry, Wendell, Trixie, and the Five Bear Rugs. The attraction is a stage show with audio-animatronic figures. Most of the characters are bears who perform Country music. Characters rise up to the stage on platforms, descend from the ceiling, and appear from behind curtains. The audience includes audio-animatronic animal heads mounted on the walls who interact with characters on stage. The Country Bear Jamboree is still in operation at Magic Kingdo, but the Disneyland version has been replaced with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction.

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In 2014, Finnish musician Tuomas Holopainen of the symphonic metal band Nightwish released his first solo album, titled “Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.” He was, of course, paying tribute to Don Rosa’s epic, award-winning saga from the 1990s.

In Chapter 8 of said saga, “King of the Klondike,” Rosa began in earnest his exploration of the Scrooge/Goldie relationship, which he had previously toyed with in Uncle Scrooge Adventures #5’s “Last Sled to Dawson.” “King of the Klondike” would spawn many additional tales before Rosa’s unfortunate retirement in 2008.

Thanks to Rosa and DuckTales, Goldie became a pivotal figure within the McDuck Legend, and one who will continue to be explored in DT 2017 (if I’m interpreting the hints of story editor Frank Angones correctly).

Naturally, Tuomas devoted an entire track of his album to Goldie and Scrooge. It’s beautiful, evocative, and chilling, hence the title “Cold Heart of the Klondike.” I hope you enjoy it…

I am a Wanderlust King! I stay on the run. Let me out! Let me be gone!

- Wonderlust King by Gogol Bordello 

Drunk old men dancing together.