the year 24 group

Another KPOP ask meme!
  • 1: A kpop idol you want to be?
  • 2: Your favorite female solo singer?
  • 3: Your favorite male solo singer?
  • 4: Your top 10 kpop boy groups?
  • 5: Your top 10 kpop girl groups?
  • 6: If you could date any kpop idol...who would it be? and why?
  • 7: Your top 5 favorite songs by _______?
  • 8: Which kpop song do you listen to when you feel upset?
  • 9: Which kpop song gives you the best memories?
  • 10: Your favorite "Engrish" line from a kpop song?
  • 11: Your bias in _________?
  • 12: Your favorite song by _____________?
  • 13: Your top 10 female biases?
  • 14: Your top 10 male biases?
  • 15: Your all time favorite album?
  • 16: The best kpop group is ______?
  • 17: Your top 3 OTP's from _______?
  • 18: Favorite MV by ______?
  • 19: Your first bias was?
  • 20: Your first ever kpop group?
  • 21: The song that made you fall in love with kpop?
  • 22: Your favorite duo?
  • 23: Your favorite rookie-group from -(insert year here)-?
  • 24: Last kpop song you listened to?
  • 25: Your favorite picture of your bias?
  • 26: An idol with the best body?
  • 27: Your favorite era of _____?
  • 28: Favorite picture of your favorite group?
  • 29: Your favorite selca of your bias?
  • 30: ______ or _____? (song/era/actor/actress/groups/OTP/etc)
  • 31: How many kpop albums do you have?
  • 32: Have you ever been to a kpop concert?
  • 33: Tell me about your bias: Why is he/she your bias? How did he/she become your bias?
  • 34: How did you get into kpop?
  • 35: Favorite performance by _______?
  • 36: Do you watch any music shows?
  • 37: Do you wacth variety shows?
  • 38: Do you own any merchandise?
  • 39: Do you listen to ______?
  • 40: Your favorite group?
  • 41: Kill, fuck, marry -(insert 3 idol's names)-
  • 42: Your favorite K-Drama?
  • 43: Your favorite singer who's also an actor/actress?
  • 44: Do you think you'll still be into kpop in ___ years?
  • 45: What would you to do see your bias in person?
  • 46: A thing you wish would never happen in kpop?
  • 47: Which music label is your favorite?
  • 48: Your least favorite group?
  • 49: A group you thought you'd never listen to?
  • 50: Your favorite K-drama actor/actress?
  • 51: Your ultimate bias?
  • 52: Your top 5 favorite K-drama OSTs?
  • 53: A group that'll always have a special place in your heart?
  • 54: A kpop group you'll never stop listening to?
  • 55: If you could make a kpop group (co-ed or not) who would you put in it?
  • 56: What kind of concept do you want _____ to have?
  • 57: Your favorite GIF of your ultimate bias?
  • 58: How would you react if you got eye-contact with your bias?
  • 59: A question you'd want to ask your bias or _____?
  • 60: Your favorite rapper?
  • 61: Your favorite maknae?
  • 62: A "hyung"-line you like?
  • 63: Your favorite leader?
  • 64: A boyxgirl OTP?
  • 65: Make an edit of your ultimate bias?
  • 66: Make a photoset of _____?
  • 67: Make an edit of your favorite OTP?
  • 68: Make a GIF-set of your favorite MV?
  • 69: Make a fanart?
  • 70: Make an edit of your favorite girl group?
  • 71: Make an edit of your favorite male group?
  • 72: Make an edit of your favorite solo artist?
  • 73: Make an edit with ALL your biases from every group you like!

Between 2009 and 2010, a group of St Petersburg neo-Nazis murdered ten people and attempted to kill another five. The sadistic group, NS/WP, which stands for National Socialism/White Power, targeted both homeless people and immigrants. The members ranged from 17-years-old to 24-years-old.

In December of 2009, the group recorded themselves killing Carlos Mendy, a student from Guinea-Biassau. They uploaded the gruesome footage online in a video titled “New Year - New Terror.” The group were eventually identified and tracked down due to this disturbing video. Additionally, they murdered two homeless women by setting the abandoned car they were sleeping in alight and they stabbed an Iraqi student to death on a tram. Furthermore, the group frequently made low-power bombs - none of which were particularly effective.

All members received varying sentences depending on the severity of their contribution to the crimes. German Vengerveld was sentenced to 24 years. Vladimir Mumzhiev was sentenced to 16 years. Valentin Mumzhiev was sentenced to 14 years, as was Artyom Zavyalov.

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about the creatures disbandment

I got a little emotional when I heard about it. While I wasn’t really a part of it past 2014, the group brought a lot of good memories and lessons when first getting started on Youtube. I mean I started working with the group when I was 16 years old (now 24). A lot of people started with The Creatures and branched off to find success elsewhere. So it’s weird to see that “root” come to a close. But for every door closed, another opens, so you never know what may be right around the corner.

newsies camp counselors au part 3

continuation of this and this

  • ok so no doubt you have noticed that the entire camp seems to be in denial about jack and crutchie being in a relationship
  • “hey where’s crutchie”
  • “idk the art shop?”
  • “why is he always there anyway”
  • “who knows”
  • they’ve literally been together for 3 years
  • they live together
  • but nobody has ever questioned this
  • because they’re already like super best friends???? and nobody really noticed the change because they’ve always been really affectionate like that. and they made out at least twice before they started dating
  • so they can’t really be blamed for not figuring it out
  • but seriously
  • so, one rare occasion
  • for intersession, the time between different age groups’ camp sessions, there are exactly ZERO CHILDREN on camp
  • so of course the whole weekend is a little crazy
  • it’s mostly just copious amounts of alcohol, getting out all the cursing they’ve been holding in all week, some skinny dipping, 3am walmart trips that take until 9 the next morning, etc etc
  • that sunday, the day before the campers come, something happens
  • something that would come to be known as The Incident
  • in which davey walks in on jack and crutchie in the art shop
  • .
  • it’s really awkward for jack and crutchie of course
  • but davey just gets this Horrible, Terrible Psycho Grin on his face and he starts laughing
  • it’s a little bit terrifying
  • they make him promise to shut up about it but they know that won’t happen
  • sidenote: it is important to know that there’s a sign in the art shop warning that no more than 20 people are allowed on the back porch
  • anyway so
  • davey has that weird smile on his face for the next 24 hours at LEAST
  • so the 16-18 year old age group arrives the next day and they’re just sitting down for their first campfire, when the camper in charge of campfire says:
  • “uhh…. and up first is… davey, with poetry.”
  • this cannot be good
  • the poem is written with the quotes painted all over the art shop walls
  • it’s called “sex in the art shop”
  • the best line: “sex is allowed, but no more than 20 people!”
  • everyone mcfreakin loses it
  • crutchie just emits a high-pitched whine through the entirety of it
  • jack looks like he’s just had an aneurysm
Think about it..

Kwon Jiyong was no more than 5 when his mom made him take part in talent shows and auditions and when little Jiyong started crying in protest his mom dragged him into the toilets and pinched him so he’d go up there and do what he’s best at. After already being a success in SM he went to be a trainee in YG and trained there for 6 years, wrote 2 songs every day before bed after a long day practicing at the studio. Now, only at the age of 26, he’s the loved leader of one of the best kpop groups in the world, talented, worshipped and praised. The G-Dragon.

Dong Youngbae started being a trainee in YG at the age of 13 after being to the CEO’s office countless times, being persistent that he wants to train and make it big. After training 6 burdensome years hearing stuff like “if u’re not practicing hard enough u’re gonna end up like Youngbae” and finally debuting as a boy group BIGBANG he is the great Taeyang.

Kang Daesung got called “the ugly one” in his trainee years. Even tho he already had fans for being a sweetheart he still had a very difficult life. Even though he sang like an angel, his father was against him being a singer and Daesung had to go to school, train after school and be home at 11pm every day. Now that he made it to the group after hard work and being loved by the world and being a worshipped solo act in Japan, he finally lives up to his name, Kang Daesung, a big success.

Lee Seunghyun was training hard in YG before eliminated from the soon debuting group. He didn’t give up though. Even though being away from home and only being 15, he never stopped believing in his dream and after showing others that he has the passion and ability to debut with the group and being absolutely essential part of it, he was given an another chance. Now, at the age of 24 he’s the maknae of a 9 year old group, has his own academy and is a beloved MC in Korea and Japan, he deserves the name Seungri, the victor.

Choi Seunghyun, an overweight underground rapper invited to audition for a real agency, turned down because of his weight but accepted after seeing his hard work. Being the eldest of the trainees he was given hell for not being as talented as the other boys. His thing was rap and he was struggling to get better at everything else required, singing, dancing, etc. Now 9 years after debuting he is declared as one of the sexiest men on earth, worshipped as a rapper and loved as an actor, he’s truly T.O.P in everything.

BIGBANG is a true inspiration. Thank you for your hard work and your dedication.

Yamagishi Ryoko - Yureidan

I’d been wanting to read this for a while, but all the editions were out of print; I finally succumbed and bought a not-very-pretty used copy for 200 yen. Yureidan is one of the early horror stories Yamagishi wrote, and when it was published as a furoku to Ribon magazine it left a big impression on many people, so it’s historically significant in itself, but the real reason I wanted to read it is it’s a collection of ghost stories as told by Yamagishi’s friends and acquaintances, and as such it features a large gallery of famous manga artists.

Morita Jun is a significant artist of 70s shojo and was influential in the development of early josei. Her husband is influential shonen artist Motomiya Hiroshi, an important figure in the history of early Shonen Jump.

Takemiya Keiko needs no introduction; she’s often depicted as a suave, almost Sailor Uranus/Takarazuka type by other manga artist of this time. Masuyama Norie was her long-time manager and the (uncredited) writer of Takemiya’s Hensokyoku/Variations.

Hagio Moto tells a story about how she woke up one night and saw someone who looked like her father in the next room, but it couldn’t have been him. The comment at the bottom of the panel says “Sayo’s yukata was based on her nightwear!” which is a reference to an early Hagio short story called Sayo no nuu yukata which left a big impression on many readers at the time (one of my favorite early Hagio short stories too).

Oshima Yumiko, another hugely influential Year 24 Group artist, tells a story of how she often has dreams that come true.

A few more artists appear in this story, but these are the ones I found most interesting. The stories themselves didn’t scare me, to be honest; I’m much more scared by Yamagishi’s psychological horror than her ghost stories. But a really interesting glimpse into 70s shojo artists and how they all used to hang out back then!

well, this is awkward

I’m not going to link to anything or name any names, but I just found some old posts on tumblr that were so wrong about the history of shojo manga it came out as being sort of offensive. I hope no one truly believed what those articles said…

Just for the record, the Year 24 Group didn’t come into shojo manga at a time when men dominated; they came in at a time when people like Mizuno Hideko had already laid down the groundwork and people like Uehara Kimiko were hugely popular. People really shouldn’t dismiss those forerunners, it’s offensive.

The Year 24 Group did start incorporating genres such as science fiction and themes such as gender and homosexuality into shojo manga, but it’s also entirely wrong to say that shojo manga up until then had only been about romance and what the Year 24 Group did was a subversion of this. It’s much more accurate to say that shojo manga, back when it was dominated by men, had a taboo about romance; girls were interested in reading about romance and sex, but this was considered, by the male publishers and editors, to be unsuitable for young women, whom they considered too pure for such things. Mizuno Hideko fought to write about romance, something she saw as an integral part of girls and women’s lives. Again, dismissing this is kind of offensive to me.

Another minor thing, which is something I’ve been meaning to post a translation about in forever, is that the “Year 24 Group” moniker was invented by the year 24 group themselves, in an effort to set them apart. Takemiya and her Oizumi Salon friends were very focused on self promotion.