the happiness of being twice

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“Although I made such a decision, there is absolutely no regret in my skating life. It is a big decision for me, but I take it as a milestone of my life. Moving forward, I will find my new dream and goal, I will keep smiling, and I will keep moving on.” #ThankYouMao

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(caption under the photo: Sooyoung is known as the member who knows the best places to eat. “I’m the type of person who has to take the members when I find out about a good, tasty place.” Sooyoung has the utmost love and friendship for her members.)

-Girls’ Generation’s 10 years of friendship according to Sooyoung

Even when we go to overseas concerts now, we gather in one room and chat.
Most of the members have shared a third of their lives together.

Sunday morning, August 5, 2007. Inside a 45- seat bus heading to the SBS Open Hall in Deungchon-dong, Seoul. It was the ride to their first stage on SBS ‘Inkigayo’ following the release of their debut single 'Into the New World’. Inside the silent bus, the members couldn’t look at each other. Because they thought they’d cry if their eyes met. In order to avoid making eye contact, they looked outside, but they couldn’t see properly. At the time, the outside of the bus was wrapped with Girls’ Generation’s photo. While looking out at a scene they couldn’t see, the members tried their best to hold back their tears. And they got up on their first stage. Girls’ Generation held back their tears and completed their stage. While returning to the waiting room, the members started crying, one by one. Their parents, who came to congratulate them on their first stage, cried with them. The tears were hotter than any shed during their time as trainees, at the shortest 3 years and longest for 7. The girls returned to their dorm and cried again. We met Sooyoung at the SM Entertainment company building on the 21st, and she reminiscenced. She said, “I remember looking out a window you couldn’t see out of, sniffling. It was a stage that we went on after practicing our kick for 1 year,” and smiled. The kick Sooyoung is talking about is a point in the choreography for 'Into the New World’.

“The secret to our 10 years is friendship and being considerate/respectful, beyond the members.”

What might be the secret behind being able to maintain the group for 10 years?

“It’s the closeness between the members. We’ve been able to come a long way because we aren’t simply connected through work, but meet as friends. Just because one person is older, they don’t try to control another member. I think we’ve been able to come this far by being respectful, considerate, and yield to one another regarding what each other might like or dislike.”

If it’s been 10 years, don’t you end up not meeting as often?

“We still have a lot of things to talk about. Being together for 10 years is really an amazing thing. Most of the members have shared a third of their lives together. Half of my life that I’ve lived so far has been spent under my current company (SM Entertainment). It’s to the point where I don’t have friends my age other than my members. We talk about everything from our worries, work, and family. The members are all those kinds of friends.”

I heard during your early debut days, you had time to talk everyday.


“We had a '5-minute talk’ time for a while. Everyday, we would have mandatory talks together. While ending our day, we would talk about things like what was sad, things we should pay attention to and improve on. (After leaving the dorm) Everyone got their own space, or started living with family, and we haven’t been able to do that, but we did for a while. Even when we go to overseas concerts now, we gather in one room and chat.”

Do you talk about dating or works (dramas, etc.)?

“We talk about the littlest things like 'What should I wear tomorrow?’, as well as work advice like, 'Do more of this in the future’. Because we are hearing about a different female celebrity who has also been doing this for 10 years, it works as a stimulant and challenges us.”

Is it an obligation going to support another member when they do something different?

“I think the most important thing to the members isn’t money, but time. Not too long ago, I felt sorry asking my members to come to a benefit concert. Because they have to use that precious time. But Tiffany took the time out herself and came, already assuming 'she’s probably not asking because she feels sorry’. And she even performed. I also go and support the members when they release a solo album or film a drama. That’s the biggest and most valuable present to one another.”

“10th anniversary album, the best event we’ve anticipated since last year.”

Following the release of their 5th official album, 'Lion Heart’, in August 2015, Girls’ Generation has been doing individual activities. This year, in particular, Yuri took on her first lead role in the SBS drama 'Defendant’, and Seohyun will be starring in the MBC weekend drama 'Bad Thief, Good Thief’ starting in May. Yoona enjoyed the success of her first film 'Confidential Assignment’, which released in January. Sooyoung started acting early on in November 2011 through the daily sitcom, 'Unstoppable Marriage’.

Yuri and Seohyun seem to be rising as actors.

“For her role in 'Defendant’, Yuri studied a lot about the occupation of a lawyer. She worried a lot about her Girls’ Generation image overlapping with her character. But as the episodes went on, she seemed to adapt to the character. As a friend, I feel like she overcame it well, so I was proud. Seohyun has good emotions. She always surprises me. I worry if she will be able to do something well, and she does. She’s the youngest sibling that does everything well without us having to worry.”

Of the 20 years of Korean girl groups, Girls’ Generation takes up 10 years. The pride you have must be great.

“Until 2 years ago (promoting as a group), I didn’t realize how much meaning the work I’ve done so far had. I think I didn’t understand how difficult and big of a deal it was winning a daesang, going on overseas tours, and doing other things as a girl group. I was busy just doing what was in front of me, and getting on stage. Doing individual activities made me think how the things I do as Girls’ Generation is the most valuable thing I can do. I’ve received love that exceeds my abilities. I was able to ride the ship called Girls’ Generation because it was with all 8 of us.”

I feel like you would have felt the most empty(?I think) when your debut colleagues Wonder Girls broke up.

“I really admired seeing Wonder Girls transform into a band. If someone told us to attempt a change like that after putting on performances for 10 years, I wonder if we could have done it. I was curious about their transformation, so I looked up all of their interviews. Wonder Girls were a good stimulant, and we were a good driving force to one another. (Their breaking up) made me sad as a fan, but I’m still supporting them as colleagues. Because we can still listen to their music.”

I heard your 10th anniversary album releases in the summer.

“We are going to do (a 10th anniversary album), it’s matter of fact, and all the members showed a desire for it since last year. It’s the biggest event the members have been anticipating.”

“Hope to be remembered as the byword for Girls’ Generation forever.”

'Into the New World’ was sung by Ewha Women’s University students to unite them during a rally. It also rang out during the candlelight protests, pressing the impeachment of Park Geun-hye. Girls’ Generation was like a language amongst those in their 20s who enjoyed idol culture. The language of the heart that makes you feel united through music.

What meaning does 'Into the New World’ hold for Girls’ Generation?

“I think it’s a classic amongst girl group debut songs. Haha. The thing idols have to keep up to appeal to the masses is self-confidence. Having a song that people of different generations can sing together is something worth being happy about.”

According to Yomiuri in Japan, TWICE is being focused on as 'the K-pop group to succeed Girls’ Generation’.

“I’m proud that they’re being introduced as a group 'to succeed Girls’ Generation’. During our generation, every rookie was called 'the 2nd BoA’. Now, 'the 2nd Soshi’ is going to be coming out.”

How does it feel seeing girl group juniors nowadays?

“They’re really pretty and do well. Our girl groups don’t show their personal emotions. Because we always have to smile/laugh. How can you be happy every day; I want to applaud them for maintaining a smiling face all the time.”

What’s Girls’ Generation’s strength?

“We try to take after each other’s good points. If one person works hard, the others do as well. If one person does a good deed, it influences the others. Another strength is that we greet people well. More than anything, we didn’t succeed at once, so we don’t forget our 'hungry mindset’. We also know how precious popularity is.”

What’s a good way for Girls’ Generation to be remembered?

“I hope we will be the 'byword’ for girl groups forever.”

If you had to pick a crisis during Girls’ Generations 10 years, it would have to be Jessica’s leave from the group. I think that might be what made Girls’ Generation become stronger. Sooyoung recited a well-known line from a popular drama.

“I liked everyday we spent together. Because the days were good, because the days were not good, because the days were just enough…”

we did it.

1000 followers.

i can’t fucking believe i’d honestly make it this far.

procrastinated, worked nonstop for this project, i honestly don’t care about how long it took me to make this.

i honestly have no words besides…thank you.

thank you for everything.

over a year of love and support, i’m so happy we got here.

although being discouraged in the past and deleting this AU twice…we made it.

from a simple AU concept to a (still) growing story line, i can’t believe people would support me for this.

i…i just don’t know what to say!

thank you all so much.

i love you all.


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anonymous asked:

have you guys tried on the batman suit? (besides dick of course)

Dick: “Damian has at least worn the cowl more than once. Any chance he gets, he’ll put it on and runs around saying, “I’m Batman,” at the top of his lungs. It’s adorable.”

Damian: “It is my birthright to take Father’s place as Batman one day.”

Tim: “Yeah, yeah, we know, Damian. As for your question, I never really cared to try it on. I was happy with being Robin while it lasted.”

Jason: “… Eh. Maybe once or twice.”

Sansa and Arya’s reunion was perfect, it was the right amount of affection and awkwardness and not knowing exactly how to act around each other but being happy to be together again. And they hugged twice! Twice! I’ve haven’t cried like that since Jon and Sansa’s reunion. My beautiful Stark ladies are together again! 

Bran might seem like he’s dead inside right now but I’m still glad he’s there with his sisters. I can’t wait for Jon to return and for all the surviving Starks to be together in Winterfell. 

friendly reminder that emma swans happy ending is raising her son and now she has memories of raising her son in two different realms, in two different lives and both times regina mills gave her those memories

Run, BigBang Scout Ep.1

Finally! Even though is 2am where I live, I decided to take a time to make this reading and not let you guys alone.

(Remember, this is just a body language reading. If you don’t agree, don’t be rude)

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The Nyongtory moment was when they were discussing the minute of difference that GD arrived after Seungri.

Seungri says that it’s because he and GD are always together. Seungri is really relaxed at this episode. His smile is open and natural, he is happy. When he revealed his closeness with his leader, GD smile and looks at Tae, and raises both of eyebrows briefly.

This eyes signal means that, after he looked at Tae, he was communicating with him, like: “Can you believe it?”
A disbelief sign of what was said.
 

However, GD has a big and bright smile on his face, so Seungri line impressed him because he wasn’t expecting him to say that.

Tae, who was with a big and happy smile on his face either, started to contradict what Seungri said, affirming that he couldn’t take the same rote as GD because they lived miles apart.

GD must choose one of them to go with him at the market and buy the stuffs they need for dinner. While Dae and Tae are discussing about GD paying for everything, I noticed one curious moment.

Seungri is looking at GD direction and, if you play in slow motion, you’ll see him moving his mouth but not saying a thing. I have been studying Korean for a while already and I think that he was saying Jiyongssi. If someone here is good at lip reading, pay attention.

If  this is really the case, then it means that Seungri was trying to call GD attention. Right after that, GD is shown with an “understanding expression”. It may be because he understood the possible sign that Seungri was trying to send.

GD chooses Seungri immediately without thinking twice. Seungri seems happy in being chosen by his hyung, and smile brightly, asking GD to confirm his choice.

The leader confirm, saying: “Who else would I choose?”. It shows that GD did intend to choose anyone else but Seungri. GD keeps his happy smiling face while talks with his maknae.

Tae makes a nyongtory joke, and Seungri happily join the game. GD ignores his joke, and Seungri, as happy as he is in here, don’t give up and rap one of the lines of one of GD songs about the black card, stealing GD laughs.


Sorry for the wait. I really was busy with personal things and couldn’t put much effort on it. I hope you liked. I’ll try harder to deliver the second episode as soon as possible.

my best friend from high school texted me at like 11 and one thing led to another and i came out to her and then she came out to me and then we spent four hours texting about life and girls and deep shit so anyways the point of the story is true friendship never dies and i love her with all my heart

5:50am and i’m so tired, not physically but mentally cos of all this bs that popped up like whack-a-mole cos of the bitterness that v’s seemingly getting a route.

10

The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff was, pretty much, the best thing ever. 

I’m so happy I got to experience it before it closes. I was so happy being there. I gasped, laughed, cried (twice, or maybe three times). I’ve seen my favorite monsters, my favorite companions, my favorite Doctors, ALL THE DOCTORS. I saw my first Tardis console, and I saw the first Tardis console. I left something at Ianto’s shrine. I gasped “no” when I saw a certain mortuary stone. Or two. I couldn’t stop grinning. I remembered so many things I have forgotten over the years. I learned many things I did not know before.

I’ve been watching this show for about seven years now. I remember I started binge watching it after Tennant’s last series. I feel like the Doctor and I have gone through so many things together, through experiences and emotions, but I don’t think anything will ever be able to top this.

The Doctor Who Experience is exactly that, an experience. It was different from anything I’ve ever done before, it was a whirlwind and fun, so much fun. I’ll forever refer to it as The Experience. 

I left a little bit of my heart in Cardiff Bay. And a little more of my tears, a whole lot of happines. 

But I have a Tardis key now. I’m an official companion. So is @mr-stevens-head-of-catering

And I really enjoyed 10x1. I’m excited for what’s to come, be it smiles, tears, or emoji robots, aparently. Fun!