things i love most about michael jackson

“He was the most inspirational person in my life. His dream was to cure all the sick children in the world. And when I asked:“is it possible?” Michael began to cry. He was very emotional about the things that touched him. We can say that he was the purity in a world that has ceased to be pure.“

Brett Ratner

In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. I mean, work like there’s no tomorrow. Train. Strive. I mean, really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it’s books or a floor to dance on or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it’s yours.
—  Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

"In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. I mean, work like there’s no tomorrow. Train. Strive. I mean, really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it’s books or a floor to dance on or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it’s yours. That’s what I’ve always tried to remember." Michael Jackson

Boyfriend!Dino/Chan

• your first impression of chan was woW AW WHAT A LITTLE CUTIE I LUV HIM ALREADY and u tried really hard to get close to him and get to know him more
• buT OUR LITTLE MAKNAE WAS SIMPLY TOO SHY :((( HE DIDNT KNO WHAT TO DO WHENEVER YOU CAME TO TALK TO HIM AND HE ALWAYS GETS TOO NERVOUS AND GAPS IT BC HE LIKES U SO MUCH HE DOESNT WANT TO EMBARRASS HIMSELF IN FRONT OF UUU
• asked u out with lots and lots of aegyo and lots and lots of other meaningless items bc he asked his hyungs and they all gave him different advice and he didn’t know who to follow so he followed them all aw
• so he pretty much rolled up to ur front step with a big bouquet of flowers (seungcheol), a box of hair supplies (jeonghan), chocolates (jisoo), a framed picture of chan with ur face photoshopped next to him (jun), a choreographed dance (soonyoung), five million sweaters (wonwoo), a composed song (woozi), 365 positivity cards and 100000 jokes and puns (seokmin), high heels (mingyu), a big teddy bear (minghao), a CD of seungkwan singing ur fav songs (seungkwan), a mixtape (hansol) and a long speech from chan !!!
• but when u opened the door he suddenly froze from shock again and like dropped all the items on the floor and forgot his long as speech until the members (who were hiding behind bushes) coughed a little and he snapped out of it and picked everything up again and pretty much made everything up on the spot.
• “hi uh do you maybe wanna …. wanna g-go out?”
• and TBH he wasn’t happy w how he asked u out bc he had suCH A GOOD SPEECH READY TO TELL U BUT NOP U HAD TO LOOK EXTRA GREAT TODAY AND HAD TO MAKE HIM NERVOUS
• but u thought it was real cute <3
• and when u say yes he got so happy he started dancing to express how he felt yay
• took u to a dancing class for ur first date, whether you were into dancing or not, you enjoyed nonetheless. u two kept messing around behind the teachers back, doing things like pushing each other over and tripping each other over and the teacher would see u two messing about in the reflections of the mirror and she would tell u guys off but yalls just laugh bc thIS IS FUN
• “o-okay chan, I think we should stop, she’s raging.”
• “arE U KIDDING??!!! THE FUN HAS ONLY JUST BEGAN!!!”
• then when u two were allowed to take a break u took care of each other, wiped each other off, gave each other water and accompanied each other it was really fun because you got to know chan more and vice versa aw
• then after that he took you for a walk around the city where u guys pretty much ate everything u saw and gained any weight u lost during the lesson funnnnnnn
• argued w u a bit bc u insisted on paying but he wanted to stick to the classics and pay bc thiS IS A FIRST DATE THE GUY ALWAYS PAYS FIRST eventually u give in and let him pay and he’s back to his happy cute self yay
• all in all it was the best freaking day w lee chan bc he’s the cutest thing in the world
• gives u the cringiest nicknames simply bc he can and bc ur hIS AND NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO CALL U ANYTHHING BUT UR NAME EXCEPT FOR HIM <3
• “chan, what did I say about calling me that in front of the members?”
• “but sweetie pie, I’m just happy ur mine :))))”
• for your first kiss, went up to you and said he needed to show u something and then u were told to lean closer so u could see and u just got closer and closer to him until he kisses u on the lips and u just freeze bc oHMYGOODNESS ITS HAPPENING but u snap out of it and kiss him back and when he pulls away chan has this like innocent look on his face as if he didn’t plan that at all but he was g l o w i n g
• but the second u were out of earshot the members wouldn’t stop teasing poor chan bc thEIR MAKNAE IS GROWING SO FAST
• is extremely shy when it comes to skinship but at the same time he loves it ?? he’s just that cuddly kind of guy. so u probably initiate most of the skinship but once u begin to cuddle or hold his hand it’s pretty much impossible for him to let u go
• of rambling on about his idol Michael Jackson like he finds and uses the smallest of things to use as an excuse to blurt out a did you know fact about him.
• “did u know he’s ticklish?” he said whilst cuddling on the couch with you
• “bet u had no idea he had to llamas called Louis and Lola!” he said whilst watching a dog run passed
• but to be honest it’s really cute bc he has this massive passion for his inspiration and u love that about him
• his favourite type of kiss is the kind where he kisses you e v e r y w h e r e he would begin by kissing ur nose, then ur lips, then ur eyelids, then ur forehead, then ur cheeks pretty much everywhere on ur face
• “is it really necessary to kiss me all over?”
• “uM YES OTHERWISE UR NOSE WILL FEEL JEALOUS IF I ONLY EVER KISS UR PRETTY LIPS AND BEAUTIFUL CHEEKS DUH”
• he’s just a loving little bun all the time guys lets be real
• likes every hug in the book simply bc it’s chan we r talking bout
• and when he wants affection ofc he’s just gonna go up to u and begin cuddling and doing stuff w u bc he desERVES TO B LOVED OK U SHUD LOVE HUM
• is a huge fan of EXO like whenever he’s in an award ceremony w them included you always find him staring their way and doing little dramatic things to get their attention and when he sees u next time round he begins to gush about how hE BECAME BEST FREAKING FRIENDS W SEHUN
• when in reality all they did was lock eyes for like a millisecond
• knows all the lyrics to their songs too
• not to mention memorised their choreography
• purposely danced the choreography when they performed in one of the award ceremony’s just so they could see how dedicated of a fan he was
• LOVES ur aegyo, if there’s one thing he’s really looking for in a person and partner, it would be their aegyo. u have overflowing amounts of it. whether u think u do or not hE THINKS U DO
• like he refuses to do stuff unless u ask w aegyo and it’s pretty embarrassing but he threatened to never give u food, water and love if he didn’t so here u r
• likes apples and grapes like whenever u go out grocery shopping he’s always like don’t forget the apple and grapes and he keeps reminding u until ur out the door.
• and when he offers to tag along u know u should bring even more money bc knowing chan he would buy everything apple and grape flavoured
• might be weird but he likes korea
• like whenever he goes overseas to different countries he’s always thinking how much better korea is bc it’s his hOME
• LOVES HIS PARENTS I MEAN WHO DOESNT BUT CHAN LOVES THEM HEAPS BC THEYRE THE REASON HE GOT INTO DANCING BC OF THEIR DANCE HISTORY HE WAS PRETTY MUCH BORN A DANCER SO HES FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR THEM FOR SUPPORTING HIM IN HIS DREAMS AW
• dislikes not being able to say what he wants to say, often as a maknae he’s usually the last to speak up due to the respect of letting his hyungs talk first and TBH its kind of frustrating for him whenever people forget to ask for his opinion or completely dismisses what he’s saying
• secretly has a whole folder in his gallery completely dedicated to u. it’s got photos of u doing EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING and it’s so cute bc u sometimes get told that he open up that secret photo and shows literally everyone like its show and tell
• “this is my jagi doing the dishes, isn’t he/she the sweetest?”
• “ooH and this is them laughing at something I SAID.”
• “aren’t u guys just jealous that I have someone like my jagiya?”
• is all go for couple related items yall he’s more excited than you. u guys were like just at the end of your first month together and he’s like, “so, ever though about taking it a step further and getting those couple items we walk passed everyday?”
• will do good deeds in exchange for the permission to buy and wear couple items together.
• anD YOUR POOR BABY CHAN IS GETTING RIPPED OFF BY THE SHOP PPL BC THEY KNO HOW ADDICTED HE IS TO COUPLE RELATED ITEMS SO THEY BRING THE PRICE UP JUST FOR HIM AND LIE TO HIM AND SAY THE BLUE AND PINK TOOTHBRUSHES ARE A PAIR FOR HIM AND FOR U AND THEN ONE MOMENT U SEND HIM OFF TO BUY A SHIRT FOR THE TWO OF U THE NEXT HE COMES BACK WITH A MILLION BAGS
• gets very pouty when he’s jealous. he’s a very possessive person in general but in a more cuddly sort of way. he’d start to initiate skinship with you all of a sudden when he feels the need to show someone that you were his already. like he’d go in between you and the dude u were talking to and just squish ur cheeks and say “u know I love u jagiya right? AW U LIL CUTIE ILY LOTS” then he’d begin to pepper u w kisses
• then u pull away bc y is ur bf acting so weird
• then chan looks behind to the dude u were talking to and literally sass King turns on like he goes,“oh… didn’t see u standing there.” and gives u one final kiss and just leaves
• ur phone background is a selfie chan took with you that one time when he was sweatier and smellier than usual after practice. you didn’t want to be near him until he showered lol but he stole your phone and forced you to take a selfie with him. u didn’t look happy lol
• his phone background is a photo of you and chan doing the chicken dance that soonyoung took lol cuties
• one time he taught you the mansae choreography and you performed with the members in front of family and friends and you stole his part and chAN WAS SO OFFENDED HE STOPPED DANCING AND GAVE U A DEATH GLARE THROUGH MOST OF THE DANCE
• and another time for his like birthday u got him his own Michael Jackson glove and I don’t think he’s every cried from happiness that hard before. like he loved u ofc, but now he loved you a million times more bc oHMG U R AN ANGEL FOR GIVING HIM THAT
• you also helped him choreograph jam jam. you decided to help him out bc u didn’t want him stressing on it and having something that important to be a burden and he listened to all your ideas and it brought the two of you closer !! you usually work till the wee hours of the morning and you usually fall asleep and when he sees you he just smiles and carries u to bed and stares at u forever
• AND ONE TIME THE MEMBERS GAVE U A TALK AND CHAN TRIED TO PROTEST BC HE KNEW WHAT IT WAS ABOUT BUT YOU DIDNT SO U WERE CURIOUS AND SAID YES TO GOING INTO A ROOM W ALL OF THEM EXCELT CHAN TO TALK
• THEN THEY LIKE STARTED TO INTERROGATE U AND WARN U NOT TO HURT UR BOYFRIENDS HEART BC HES THEIR MAKNAE AND HES VERY PRECIOUS TO THEM AND U BETTER NOT HURT HIM BC HE LOVES U SO MUCH
• and ur like oFC I WOULD MEVER HURT HIM I LOVE HIM JUST AS MYCH
• AND THEIR LIKE GOOD
• U HAVE PASSED THE TEST
• chan sleeps first bc he’s a smol baby and needs his sleep.
• chan wakes up after u and whenever u try to get up earlier he drags u back into bed bc he wants a cuddle buddy
• is very insecure about the fact that people won’t be taking him as seriously as he should be treated bc of his age ;-; he’s v serious about his job as seventeen’s dancer but when people always expect him to act like a child, it’s hard for him to express his feelings into dance. he injures himself a lot too, because he constantly tries new things as he wants to be original and leave a unique mark on the world.
• but your always there for him when he needs some reassurance.
• “have I ever told u, I love u?”
• “only a couple of hundred times”
• your first fight w chan was about the fact that he never spends time with you and he’s stressing himself too much for someone his age. he got mad bc he didn’t think u understood just how important his job was to him so he snapped and yelled at you. you left him alone bc u needed him to cool off before u talked to him.
• he regretted what he did when he realised you weren’t coming back until he said sorry so he invited u to a concert of seventeen and invited u on stage and apologised to u in front of everyone aw ;—-;
• “everyone, this is my jagiya, y/n. they are the most beautiful, amazing person in the whole wide world. i made the mistake of snapping at them without thinking and I am so very sorry about what I have done. y/n, I love you. I never meant for it to get too far, please forgive me.”
• AND U FORGAVE HIM AND THE TWO OF U BEGAN TO SLOW DANCE ON STAGE KSNDKSNDIS
• chan is the most cuddliest person in the world that will love you for who you are and accept u no matter what, he loves you, you love him and that’s really all you need to know in the world

In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. I mean, work like there’s no tomorrow. Train. Strive. I mean, really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade… Whatever it is, it’s yours.
—  Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

anonymous asked:

Sam talks Bucky into getting a twitter account and he eventually gets quite a following. People seem to enjoy his delight and sometimes bewilderment at discovering the world (roller coaster science has gone a long way in 70 years! michael jackson! the godfather! the ikea! 50 shades of grey? march madness? taylor swift? YES TAYLOR SWIFT!)

some of bucky’s most popular tweets include:

i don’t trust microwaves

i always get asked “what’s ur favorite thing about the future?” so here’s ur answer: tie between toasters and flavored lube

clint sleeps w/ his eyes open which is just as creepy as it sounds

roller derby???

TONY STARK IS SCARED OF LADYBUGS PASS IT ON

“do u know what gay sex is?” r u fucking serious? don’t u know i’ve had sex w/ men??? dumbass

I’m so mad SO MAD with all this Dino hate. He’s fake?????? He’s annoying????? What the actual fuck are you saying? 

But what makes me even mad is the fact that people try to defend him by saying “ah, but he’s only 16″. So are you agreeing he’s annoying and fake, but it’s okay because he’s young????? WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

NO, he’s not fake, nor annoying. He’s so sincere and I just love how the other members don’t judge him because of his endless love for MJ and things like this. Actually, they support him so much, all of them, and I think that’s beautiful. He could just hide his fanboy side, but no, he’s showing the world what he trully like (damn, did youy see the Michael Jackson poster on their practice room?).

And are you really annoyed by his expressions? Oh, what a pity, poor you. Because he was always like this, and that’s one of the things I like the most about him, the way he changes his expressions according to the performance he’s doing, or the moment he’s having with the other members. AND I HOPE HE NEVER CHANGE IT.

I’m not going to say “ah, he’s pure”, because he’s a human being after all, and no one is pure in this world, even if he’s still young. But he’s honest and have a beautiful heart. He loves his hyungs and they love him. That’s all that matters. 

If you don’t like him, it’s okay. We definitely don’t need you in this fandom. Our love for him is enough.

Adeus.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I feel a bit silly for asking but I am really interested to know what Anti-Genius is / all about. Somehow I feel like I should just know, but I don't. Love your horoscopes, by the by.

Oh anon I’m glad you asked!! I worry that “anti genius” is really easily interpreted to mean something totally different than what I’m trying to do, and I am grateful for the opportunity to keep being a broken record about it!

First, to be clear, Anti-Genius is not anti art! Not anti-good art, not anti-difficult art, not anti-complicated art. Not, as all these litbros insist on believing, about reducing great literature to a sad flat landscape of “good” and “bad” people. It’s not about being “offended” by “characters i don’t like,” it’s not about wanting to only read “viewpoints that I agree with.” (I trust that you know this, anon, but I think probably it’s an important thing to get out of the way. Ok!!). 

The tag has started to sprawl a little bit, but the original and most basic point of Anti-Genius is that producing great art does not excuse a person from the responsibilities of being human. The most basic point of Anti-Genius is that good literature is the most important thing in the world to me BUT STILL people are more important.  I went to a liberal arts college full of brainy social justice-obsessed weirdos and even then, in one of the first lit classes I took, we spent the entire semester discussing whether or not The Artist is of a fundamentally different breed than the regular person. Liiiiiike, truly, I cannot believe that is even a question. The artist is a human just like the rest of us. The poet is a human just like the rest of us. Same as the movie actor, same as the Wall Street banker, same as the pro football player, I don’t care. This is not to say that “we’re all human let’s get along!” but rather that we all live in a difficult world, and we all need to do the best we can to live kind and just and moral lives, and having a cool job does not excuse you from this. This is like so basic, it’s so uncool to say. My internalized poststructuralist theorist is cackling and groaning at me right now, my internalized Cool Brooklyn self is cringing so hard, I don’t care, here we are.  Not saying that nobody should consume art by anyone who is a “bad person,” etc etc etc. We all have our own complicated moral arithmetic to do, to determine what we’ll ignore, what we’ll let go, what we’ll forgive. I will not watch a movie by Woody Allen but I still love David Foster Wallace. It’s not easy and I’m not pure but like, but like I once went to a comedy show at UCB where Donald Glover did a joke about Michael Jackson, about how liiiiike wellllll maybe a kid or two got abused but Thriller was worth it. Anti-Genius means fuckkkkkk that. Anti-Genius means that the wives matter, the girlfriends matter, the kids matter, what is even the point, otherwise. Anti-Genius means that art is the most important thing there is but it is never that important. 
[TRANSLATION] Lay - 140902 Elle Magazine Hong Kong: "If People Look Down On Him He Works Harder"

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Elle: Would you like to be more comprehensive and well rounded?

Lay: While keeping the things I’m good at in check, I would also like to expand on other aspects as well. For example, even though I debuted with dance, I have been working hard on piano, guitar, composing, arranging, singing, etc.

Elle: Do you think this kind of understandable, clear image is a good thing or a bad thing?

Lay: As for artists, “Art does not pressure the body” is a proverb I have always really believed in. In addition, since I’m a Libra, I tend to seek and chase after perfection and harmony, so I encourage myself a lot. I work hard to make every aspect of what I do right.

Elle: From an artist’s perspective, a comprehensive, well-roudned personality is an advantage, right?

Lay: Yes yes yes!! The mature type can, like me, showcase more things.

Elle: Is your own personality the slow type?

Lay: I don’t have the best personality. Usually I am really calm, but sometimes I can have outbursts after accumulating feelings over a long period of time, it can shock people.

Elle: If there were a good opportunity within the film industry, would you take it?

Lay: Of course, because a good acting opportunity can also help me to write music. I can also learn a lot in the film industry and make new friends, and maybe the friends I make also like music, that would be even better!

Elle: What if you were asked to write the title song?

Lay: Wow… If they accepted a song I wrote as the title song, then I wouldn’t ask for any appearence fees!

Elle: What are your goals and aspirations in music?

Lay: In terms of music, our sunbaes are already a great aspiration. I had never thought to bring Chinese music to different places, but I have thought of this: I am part of a Chinese group, but I am also from a Korean entertainment company who trained me to be an Asian star, so our promotions are around the globe. I hope that through this type of channel and bridge, there will be some sort of unity. I am giving myself 10 years of time, no, maybe 5, to lead the Chinese music industry myself. This is my biggest aspiration.

Elle: Pretend that you have returned to the Chinese music environment, and you find that it does not live up to your expectations. What do you do then?

Lay: I am very willing to accept failures, very happy to accept failures. In music, there is no right answer, there is only an approach. When the music you make: your beat, your melody, your lyrics, has two out of the three that captivates the audience, then this song is pretty much complete. You cannot possibly expect everyone to like your music, but if people can cry with you and feel your emotions after they hear the song, then it is good.

Elle: What kind of music do you usually like to listen to?

Lay: I really like to listen to the songs I compose myself. Do you want to listen? Recently, I’ve written a rap, a demo, which has a lot of ties with Chinese popular music (When the interviewer was listening to the song, Lay was there explaining the meaning of the song and also accompanied the music with his own dance moves…….)

Elle: Then, do you watch television dramas for inspiration?

Lay: I really do not have time to watch! Wasn’t ‘My Love From Another Star’ really popular? I never had time to watch that. I always thought that it was about a girl who came over from another planet, and then there was a series of events that happened.

Elle: What do you think you will be like in 5 or 10 years time?

Lay: Besides my career, it would probably be the time to find a girlfriend, right? Or marry? Hahahaha!

Elle: Then what about in terms of career?

Lay: Of course I cannot give up my career. My dream is pretty enormous, so the preparation I have to do is a lot as well. I am always accumulating and building up, because I hope to lead the Chinese music industry well.

Elle: How did you acquire and excel in your meticulous and courteous qualities?

Lay: I was raised by my grandpa and grandma since my youth, they were both teachers, so they influenced me a lot. Also, I am a person who respects my elders. When I first arrived at the company, there was a lot of etiquette. When cultures collide, it really makes one’s head hurt. In Korea, people respect and emphasize status: you have to greet and bow to people who are above you, and you can use informal language to people in a status below you. But, I have been educated in manners since I was small, so I thought that anyone and everyone who helped me, everyone who works on my behalf behind the scenes, they are all people I am grateful to, they are all people who are above me in status.
To fans, this is even more pertinent. We do not have a very direct way of communicating with them, and I have never said, “You guys are my girlfriends”, or things like that, but everyone knows that it is a feeling that wholly exists. All we really do is put on some makeup, wait in an airconditioned room, and then go on stage to perform and sweat a lot. But the fans, they probably wait from early in the morning, the day before yesterday, buy tickets more than a month before, and sometimes they even visit us at the airports, so I think that the love that our fans (who are also our friends) is worthy of respect and love. If my bow can represent thanks and respect, I hope you all don’t think I bow too much; the things you all do for us, I could bow a hundred or a thousand times and it wouldn’t be enough.

Elle: Can you tell us about your childhood?

Lay: Since young, my mother loved showing me videos of Michael Jackson; at the time the Moon Walk was really popular, and I wanted to learn it, but I couldn’t learn it no matter how hard I tried. In high school, I started to show interest in Popping, and now I am our group’s lead dancer. I think in the road I took, the most important aspect is that you have to work hard and perservere to train. I also tell my friends, no matter what field the company they’re entering is in, they have a good chance of doing well there. When I was still a trainee, I would practice over 10 hours per day, and I could also spend nights where I would not return home to sleep. My motivation was drawn from the multiple instructors who who did not approve of me for my poor results, so I had to make some good results. People who look at you with contempt can drive you to work especially harder.

Elle: What is your favorite motto in life?

Lay: Work hard, work hard, and then work harder1

Elle: Please state 3 good points about yourself

Lay: So far, I have only listed one: Gratefulness. This is absolutely truthful, but I have to think about the other ones…. I think I am a person who has talent, hahaha, and also perserverance!

Elle: Lastly, please say something for ELLE MEN’s one year anniversary!

Lay: Firstly, to be able to represent EXO and attend ELLE MEN’s photoshoot, to be able to interact with Hong Kong friends and interact with them face to face, I feel very blessed and happy. During the Hong Kong concert I really wanted to say something: Thank you so much to everyone who came to watch our concert! Thank you everyone! So I also hope that EXO will have better and more promotions, and show everyone a better side of us. I hope everyone will continue to love ELLE MEN, and continue to love EXO!2

Credit: translation: dailyexo.tumblr.com, Source: Elle Magazine. (1Note: this phrase is used in the profile of Lay’s weibo account, 2Note: said in Cantonese)