the coolest member

Q: who is the coolest member in BTS?

JK: I think it’s SUGA hyung. Because SUGA hyung doesn’t show interest in things around him.

SUGA: “It’s not that I don’t have interest, if I care about something I’ll keep worrying about it, and it becomes pressuring, so I tell myself, “Just don’t care about it.” Before, I read an article titled “If you don’t care about what others think of you, you’ll be happy,” from then on, not caring about what other people around me thought, I decided to follow my own beliefs. Especially for people with jobs like us, we’ll receive a lot of criticism good or bad, judging us like this and that, which can’t be avoided. If you care about one of them, you will slowly slowly go off track, to avoid these kinds of situations from happening I decided not to care about the things around me.” (x)

We broke the record for most raised by an online sweepstakes ever. Not just by Prizeo. Everrrrrr.

So you’ve made my mom the coolest board member on the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. To that I am always grateful. And you’ve done an amazing thing and supported an incredible organization in its time of need.

Thank you video from Lin-Manuel Miranda for contributors to the December 2016 Hamilton Across America Prizeo benefiting Planned Parenthood

Imagine being tricked by The8 into thinking he’s teaching you some common Chinese phrases but in reality, he’s actually teaching you how to praise him in his mother tongue.

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Who: Keith Powers
Role: Ronnie DeVoe
Ask About Me: Powers is best known as “Theo” in the MTV comedy series Faking It. But true film heads will no doubt recognize the 24-year-old Sacramento native as Dr. Dre’s younger brother in the 2015 NWA blockbuster biopic Straight Outta Compton.

VIBE: So let’s get into Ronnie DeVoe because he’s one of the more interesting characters in that his reputation as a dancer is so profound within the group. Was there any apprehension of coming into this project knowing that I am going to have to dance my ass off?
Keith Powers: Yeah, when doing my research—just finding out that Ronnie was the best dancer—I was kind of in the awe, man. Because I’m not a natural dancer, so I [had] to train and go there ‘cause I never did choreography. So it was a type of thing where this is going to be the first time, as an actor, where I am going to have to become a researcher; where I am going to have to become a true storyteller. Because now I have to get outside of my box in order to become someone else.

Everybody talks about how the casting call for the movie went down. How there were a million actors coming in to compete for the roles of New Edition. Just how competitive did it get?
Yeah, it’s funny cause I tested with Algee and Woody [McClain]. I went against Algee [Smith], who plays Ralph. I didn’t get [the role], which I knew I wouldn’t ‘cause I wasn’t right for Ralph. They let me go and I came back for Ronnie. I remember going up against a lot of guys. Chris [Robinson] and Jesse [Collins] will put you in a scene with the people you are going against and like switch everybody in and out. But even though we were all competing, it was dope to see young black men all cheering each other on still. Like no matter how much we were competing, it was a type of thing that at the same time we all got to work together. It made you feel more solidified because you were going through the trenches for this. It was a scary process, but it made you feel even more solidified once you got in. And that was before boot camp. So that was only 10 to 5 percent of the whole job because we still had to learn our [Boston] accents and we still had to get to the dancing and we still had to start researching.

The dancing…everybody has talked about Brooke Payne and what he put you guys through, the good and the bad. Can you describe having that man in front of you telling you to do that step over again a million times?
The thing about Brooke is he is a very calm man. He is the type of guy that he doesn’t have to watch the rehearsal to see that you messed up. I think that those type of guys scare me the most…or I respect the most. I respect him the most mainly because he doesn’t have to do too much. He is more laid back, more mafia godfather type…”Do it again.” [Laughs.]

It’s funny because [Brooke] might be on the phone looking away doing business and he will say, “Keith, do that again.” He will keep doing it until we get on point. He will be like run it back, run it back. Brooke is like an uncle. He is really somebody to mirror as far as being a leader and you are going to see it in this film played by Wood Harris. Wood just gives this demeanor that is just so cool, calm and collected. That’s Brooke Payne.

I like the fact you guys got the chance to hang out with your doppelgängers in New Edition. What was the experience like being around Ronnie, who has been called the coolest member of the group?
Man, when you hang out with Ronnie, he’s the type of guy where it’s like you instantly feel at home with his spirit. He’s such a relaxed, smooth guy, just like his uncle Brooke Payne. He is so much like him that it makes you happy that he’s helping you. When I was doing the moves, Brooke and Leon would teach me and they were amazing. But sometimes they wouldn’t get to me like Ronnie would teach me. Ronnie would give you these tricks. It would just be little tricks that he would do and I’m like, “Oh, snap…that made it easier for me!”

[Ronnie] is so cool that you can already relate to the moves without even knowing it because he’s telling you in a way that he can level it down for you. And I love that about Ronnie. He’s always smiling. He’s always cheering us on. They say Ronnie was always the core of the group. He is the mediator, and you feel it when he walks into the room.

We have to talk about the BBD era. Here we have the three members of New Edition that people thought would never find that kind of massive success away from the group. Can you talk about how it felt to put that goody-goody New Edition thing to the side and just go full on crazy and wild with Bell Biv DeVoe?
The BBD side was a whole other beast. After you learn all the New Edition moves it’s like, “Now we are going to get into BBD!” And I was like, “Ahhh, this is the hip-hop dancing part.” I was just doing the soul and the steps and “Mr. Telephone Man” and now I got to really sweat. I just remember being scared to get to “Poison.” If you mess up “Poison” you might not be able to work again in this town [laughs].

Ronnie always tells me that when he was young [and in New Edition] that was “shy Ronnie.” He stayed out the way, he was trying to find his way in the group because he was coming from a different [housing] project, which was Cathedral. He said when N.E. Heartbreak came, that’s when his stock rose. I was trying to show that [while playing] this character. I tried to show that in my demeanor. So when it got to BBD it was like, “We are one of the hardest things to branch off from New Edition!” Who would have thought that?

That’s the brilliance of Bell Biv DeVoe. No one saw that coming, right?
I mean, If you look at BBD, a lot of artists today are 100% influenced by [them]. Almost 90 percent of rap, nowadays rappers can’t even get on the radio without a singer on the hook. That’s a branch from BBD.

The legacy of New Edition…what do you hope for the impact of this movie?
One, I need the newer generation to respect the legacy. Especially if you want to learn music, you have to know who New Edition was to a certain extent. I want them to see how professional New Edition was. I want them to see where they messed up business wise so that they can learn from it. So we can have our young African-American artists knowing how to manage their money and to have the right team. And I want them to take away brotherhood from it. I want them to realize it wasn’t New Edition against each other…it was New Edition vs. the corporations.

I always say that we are introducing New Edition to the younger generation so we have a responsibility. ‘Cause if they don’t like it, they won’t go back and look at the real New Edition. I had one comment on Instagram after I posted a clip of New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love.” And a girl was like, “This reminds me of [Beyonce’s] ‘Love On Top.’” And I said, “Yeah, it was inspired by ‘If It Isn’t Love.’” And she said, “Oh, I didn’t know that, thank you!” I want this to be a history lesson.

You wanna know what I like about JB?

That you can ship him with any member (esp Jinyoung and Youngjae and Jackson and Mark and Yugyeom and BamBam)

That’s he’s changed. He used to have anger problems and he’s so much more controlled now. Like a leader.

He doesn’t complain. He leads with confidence and authority and the other members listen to him. When something happens, watch the members. They look to him, wait for some sort of signal, some sort of gesture from him.

He’s masculine but has cute charms. Not all masculine men can handle the amount of physical affection that the GOT7 members give him.

The other members find him charming (you know this is true, don’t even lie. Mark things his back is the prettiest from behind because of his shoulders, Mark and Jinyoung think he’s the visual of the team, Mark, Youngjae and Jinyoung have stated that they would date JB if they were a girl. All the members say that he is surprisingly cute. Jinyoung and Jackson and Youngjae think he has the prettiest smile and that he looks cute when he smiles. Jackson refers to him as the coolest member, often saying he is chic (like every other member, tbh) and sexy. During their fanmeet in Bangkok, all members pointed to JB when asked who the sexiest member was….I can go on but I think you get it).

He’s strict and confident but playful and warm. That allows him to do two things at once; lead with almost no conflicts but be open to members who need to talk to him about any personal concerns.

He’s a fantastic leader with charisma and I just needed to stan him, okay?

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GORILLAZ’ NOODLE MEETS PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING ENGINEER CHARANYA RAVI - TWO WOMEN, TWO JOURNEYS, ONE GOAL

Two women, two journeys, one goal. Two youngsters who grew up loving music and then, in all the best ways, were diverted on to a new path, and new, exciting futures.

One, a girl born in Chennai, India who relocated to Hartlepool, Britain aged 11 and ended up, via Imperial College London, at Jaguar Racing. The other born in… well, no one’s sure where… who joined a band before she was even a teenager and who we first met at around 10 years old; a Japanese guitar prodigy and martial arts expert who mysteriously arrived at Gorillaz’ Kong Studio in a FedEx crate…

[FULL ARTICLE UNDER THE CUT, it’s a really interesting read from both Charanya and Noodle]

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hey nerds not my best but eh it’s recent,,

I’m not sure if this fan group is dead but I’ve kinda wanted to say something for a while? I wanted to say thank you? I know it sounds odd but Ice Hell is the first real reason I started doing art and writing seriously. I know I wasn’t the coolest member or made the biggest impact but you guys made a huge one on me haha. Everyone’s art and writing seriously inspired me. Just this weekend I tried out for an art Highschool. I just wanted to say thank you for welcoming me into your group a few years ago and supporting me when I started doing art. No matter how utterly horrible it was then oh my god. It’s quite funny and awesome that a fan group about a clock and a notebook can affect you in such a positive way. I’d love to talk to you guys again some time!

—briar

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LDH Week - Day 5

Favorite E-GIRLS Member(s) - Kawamoto Ruri & Fujii Karen

Karen is so adorable. Her smile can light up anyone’s day. That’s one of the things that made me gravitate towards her, she smiles all the time and is an overall positive person. Her relationship towards her sister, Shuuka, is so precious too. I look forward to every time they appear together anywhere, because their closeness and their relationship always makes me happy. 

Ruri is a queen, plain and simple. Along with being one of the most talented vocalists in LDH (in my humble opinion), she’s also one of the most coolest members. She’s gorgeous, she’s talented, and she has an amazing fashion sense. She’s also one of the members who is highly underrated. I hope in the future she’s given more opportunities and promoted more too. 

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Cute JUMP vs Cool JUMP

HSJ it may be the best group managing the “cute” concept and the reason behind it is probably because they love that concept. Out off 9 nine members, 8 choose a “cute”song.  In the album talk here, they talk about why the choose a “cute song” (i dunno if this is sub somewhere if it is please some message me or tag so i can edit this with the link:)) and their reasons are mind changing. They talk about a “Grow up- cute” style and how these types of song make you connect with the fans, raise your tension and how fun are these songs to sing. That’s what’s important. Whenever i watch Jump perform i feel that they genuinely enjoy being on the stage.

Besides doesn’t Hey! Say! JUMP holds the title of the cutest group? or at least we could give a fight for it. They are def candidates when even our coolest members like Hikaru (mischievous child), Yuya (mama’s boy) and Keito (scared kitten) can be really cute. They work hard on promoting “Jump-like” as an adjective ( “it’s a song that is very Jump-like” “That album it´s very Jump-like”) for things that are cute and full of energy, such as Chau# and Kimi Attraction and Daichan xD 

I`m not lecturing anybody who thinks otherwise. I just was sharing my opinion trying to help the people who feels frustrated about the lack of cool singles. I know that the possibility of changing someone’s mind with this is 0,0009 but i still wanna try. Cute song are what makes jump special and different from others groups that tried to be cute but fail (btw i think that jump also nails the cool concept,  they have that “here come the boys” aura and “the new generation is here” feeling that works wonderful). And may be Jump doesn`t do to many 100% cool-singles but they do some really good hybrids like Aino Arika and Koro sensations. Besides the fact that they have less cool songs make the ones that they have very special, “Beat Line” wouldn’t be “BEAT FRIKING LINE!!! OMGOSH!” if there were 5 of it (and because there are only a few we always get to listen then at the concerts). So please everyone cheer up! and try to see the positive side because Jump cute concept is something we should be proud of …

  • person: Six of Crows is amazing and wonderful and wow
  • me: Yes! I agree! Wow!
  • me: *thinks*
  • me: but what about. genderswap/genderbent.
  • Kaz Brekker, the girl from the barrel. She grew up fighting to survive and now she's like the coolest most bad ass member of the Dregs ever who definitely still has an undercut
  • Inej Ghafa, the Wraith, the Suli boy ripped away from his family who learned that he was more than his circumstance and literally learned to fly
  • Jesper Fahey, super sharpshooter and Kaz's right hand lady. She would be so cute and flirty and wait are would female Jesper basically be Nina if Nina could shoot guns
  • Nina (Nathaniel?) Zenik, the heartrender Nina has to be like as hot as hell so Nathaniel would be to definitely with a jawline that could cut glass he would be so cool and also pretty amazing as heck imagine him with Zoya omg
  • Matthias (???? Melissa sucks but it's all I can think of? Mary? Matilda?) Helvar, the convict with a thirst for revenge. The perfect blonde locks would definitely still work but think about all the pretty braids her hair would go in wow she would also be powerful as heck and so angry I want to be her
  • WYLAN VAN ECK, THE HEIRESS WHO CAN PLAY THE FLUTE AND HAS MONEY AND IS BASICALLY A HOSTAGE BUT BLOWS STUFF UP AND IS MATH AND SCIENCE IN A HUMAN BODY AND THIS IS WHAT I WANT FROM LIFE FEMALE WYLAN BLOWING THINGS UP
Suicide Squad Review!

It’s an honest and subjective review, there may be minor minor spoilers, but almost harmless so be aware

It was good! I mean we’ve finally got a suicide squad film! Here are my thoughts:

Characters
- HARLEY FUCKING QUINN KILLED IT!! I mean, she’s like the best thing that happened in Suicide Squad!
- Joker, oh my J, Jared Leto’s smile, laugh and everything was perfect. BUT I feel like DC portrayed him as a romantist TOO MUCH. Like, it looked like he couldn’t live without her, which in comics, Joker CAN and EXIST without harley, whereas he needs Batman in his life. I think too much of J♡H romance killed little bit of Joker’s ruthlessness. He’s still mad af tho
- Deadshot’s characterisation was great, especially with his daughter and some of the moments. He was one of the most realistic person in the squad along with some others. But I think he had too much drama and lacked action later in the film
- Rick Flag was cute, loved seeing him interact and later connect with every members of the squad. He’s like the damsel in distress. And FLAGSHOT EVERYBODY. SHIP IT
- Captain Boomerang was adorable. Like, he was the comic relief of the film. However, I hoped more of the boomerang- throwing actions.
- Enchantress was very mysterious but her wiggly dance was quite funny. I though she was part of the squad, but well, she was actually the villain
- EL DIABLO WAS THE FUCKING SCENE STEALER EVERYBODY!! He’s like the character with most character development, and possibly the strongest and coolest member in the squad! Such a cute cinnamon roll
- Killer Croc had very few scenes, and was not that impactful honestly. I hope he appears in the next Batman film with bigger body
- Katana sort of.. I don’t know, killed the mood…? She was very dramatic
- Slipknot.. Well before the movie released, people joked a lot about him and it actually became true.. you know

Overall movie
- I feel like a lot of the characters lacked characterisation. I think DC should have introduced these villains in other hero movies before the Squad so the audiences are actually familiar of them. Introducing and telling the background story took like the half of the film. It just feels like DC is rushing too much that they are releasing big major events without cinematic development
- The first- middles part of the movie was exhilarating but the last part was quite messy and dragged on (except for diablo)
- Almost half of the scenes in the trailer didn’t show up in the movie. I’m quite pissed about this. A lot of them lacked some real actions the final part of the movie
- I loved the humor and watching the movie in the villain’s perspective!
- Ok, it has some flaws, but rotten tomatoes, seriously?
- As a dc fan, it’s 7.5/10, as a movie fan, 6.5/10

an empty gun

(so, uh. that letter in percy’s pocket, huh? sure did read kind of like a suicide note… sure hope someone in vox machina picks up on that… sure hope this severely traumatised early-twenties kid gets some explicit mental health support real soon…)

warnings for discussions of suicide, mild suicidal ideation, brief mentions of canonical torture, mental health issues

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“So,” says Scanlan, when he finally finds Percy. He’s high up on the ramparts of Castle Whitestone, on the thin walkway that runs behind the crenellated wall, just… standing. Watching. His coat, still torn through with bullet holes and stained russet-red with dried blood, his blood, flaps faintly in the breeze. “I’m sure the others aren’t going to appreciate me telling you this, but we found that letter of yours.”

The air up this high is cold, far colder than it is on the ground, and the wind is something fierce. It bites at exposed skin, grabs and tugs at any loose items of clothing. Though Scanlan’s sheltered somewhat by the wall, waist-height for humans and head-height for gnomes, Percy’s hair is blown back against his scalp, the tails of his coat snapping audibly behind him. In the several long seconds it takes Percy to answer, Scanlan can’t help but wonder whether his words have been stolen away by the sound of the howling almost-gale.

“Letter?” asks Percy, eventually, absently, still staring that thousand-yard-stare out over the quiet streets of Whitestone and the misty forest beyond. He doesn’t seem entirely there, if Scanlan’s being honest – hasn’t since they brought him back. As though death has filed his edges down, numbed him. As though he’s missing something.

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On behalf of all women over 6′, I would like to BEG the writers of the upcoming Star Wars films to make Phasma human.

I don’t want her height explaining through her being an alien, I want her just to be a tall, human woman please. 

I don’t want to be the kind of person who only exists on the big screen with a qualifier, not just as a different shape of woman.

Short/fat aren’t the only two alternative shapes out there.

If the male heroes of the Resistance can be short human men, then the coolest member of the First Order can be a tall human woman.