Honestly, one of my major pet peeves is when the secular Yiddish revival movement pretends it’s single-handedly resurrecting a dead language or something, ignoring the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of native Yiddish speakers and that number is growing rapidly every day. And that continuity was never broken; for Chassidim, Yiddish never died.
Like I literally just saw a post saying there were only a “handful” of Yiddish speakers, and about how awesome it was that some secular Yiddish revivalists had created a Hebrew-English dictionary with modern words like “email,” as if there aren’t probably at least a hundred thousand people who are bilingual in Yiddish and English and use both in their daily lives, and certainly talk about emails.
So what’s the deal? Do secular Yiddish revivalists see Chassidim as too religious or “backwards” to count? I certainly hope not, but it sure seems that way.
And look, I get it. For most American Jews, there *was* a break in continuity regarding Yiddish. And the secular Yiddish culture of Eastern Europe *was* violently destroyed. You have every right to reclaim what was taken from you and it is a radical act to do so, but please stop pretending that Yiddish is not already a thriving living language.
Hi! Is it fine if you recommend any kdrama from this year? I already watched Goblin btw >_<
Hey there! I’m so sorry for the late reply. I’ve been so busy with college and post-graduation plans. D:
I would love to recommend 2017 kdramas for you. Here a few that I recommend and they’re not in any particular order. I’ve included a brief summary of the dramas that I absolutely recommend, to help give you an idea what the drama is about. I hope you find some to your liking!
1. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
I really liked this drama! If you’re looking for a fun, quirky, and cute drama to pass your time – then this drama is perfect for that! It will not fail to make you laugh and smile. In general, I love Park Bo Young and she does an amazing job of playing Do Bong Soon. Plus, how can you pass up a drama with both Ji Soo and Park Hyung Sik as the male actors? This drama is about the heroine, Do Bong Soon, who’s born with awesome super strength that is passed down to the women in her family. On the other hand, Bong Soon wants to be an elegant and graceful woman, the ideal woman of her childhood crush In Guk Doo, unlike being unruly and brawn. Her dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. She lands a job being the bodyguard of the CEO of a gaming company, Ahn Min Hyuk. However, one day, a series of kidnapping occur in Bong Soon’s neighborhood and she becomes determined to catch the culprit, with the help of Min Hyuk, after her friend was almost kidnapped.
2. Chicago Typewriter
I’ve recommended it before and I’m going to continue to recommend it because this drama highly deserves the praise. Lol… all I can say is that this drama is the definition of friendship, love, and loyalty. I freaking balled my eyes out, not because of the romance, but because of the friendship!!! This drama is about a writer who experiences a “slump” while writing his book, but two important people come into his life and help him write it… while also a bit of reincarnation and time traveling to the 1930s during the Japanese occupation in Korea. One thing that may tick you off a bit is the main guy’s temper, but after that… he’s an adorable cute floof ball entranced by love.
3. Tomorrow With You
Though I never finished writing my review for this drama… I still recommend it because it has a really beautiful story. Plus, I love Shin Min A. The story is about a CEO of an estate company, Yoo So Joon, who can travel through time via riding the subway. He foresees his future self and a woman, Song Ma Rin, in a terrible accident. He decides to marry Ma Rin in order to avoid that fate. The drama is kinda slow, but the story is very well written and organized.
I’m still watching this drama, but damn is it good that it lands in my recommendation list for kdramas 2017. Probably one of the best crime and mystery dramas I’ve watched in a while! The story follows the Chief of the Crime Squad, Jang Deuk Cheon. His daughter is kidnapped and the suspect is a human clone. I haven’t seen the ending yet… but I totally recommend this drama if being on the edge of your seat and suspense is your cup of tea!
5. Queen of Mystery
Another great crime and mystery drama, “Queen of Mystery” is about a bored housewife, Yoo Seol Ok, who is passionate about solving crimes by reading mystery novels. She has always wanted to become a detective, but gave up on her dream and married her husband who is a prosecutor. But one day, she gets involved in a real case and solves it, which leads her to team with detective Ha Wan Seung.
6. My Secret Romance
I have mixed feelings about this drama, lol. I enjoyed watching it, however, the main guy character’s supreme “male alpha-ness” was overbearing sometimes. Don’t get me wrong though, the main guy was really sweet; I’m a sucker for guys who “fall in love at first sight” and “head over heels” for the girl. Probably one of the best rom-com so far in 2017. The story is about a nutritionist, Lee Yoo Mi, and a director of an underwear company, Cha Jin Wook, who have a one-night stand that would change their lives forever. If you like cheesy and cute romance with the cliche drama, this is a funny drama to laugh about and pass time with a friend who is also a romantic. Lastly, the art is absolutely amazing (art goals T__T)!!!
7. Hospital Ship
This is the drama I’m currently watching… and I am absolutely obsessed about this drama (not only because I want to go to medical school >.>). I love the actors and actresses, but this is Min Hyuk’s FIRST LEAD ROLE!! Anyways, even if you’re not a fan of Min Hyuk, this drama is a little different from your typical drama, as it focuses more on the professional life of being a doctor. Other people have different opinions because they complain there’s not enough romance, which I argue because the romance is not the focal point of the story; it’s more about the stories of each character and their struggles in their professions. There’s actually romance, you just have to be patient. It follows a team of young doctors who travel on the hospital ship to treat patients. Particularly, a genius surgeon, Song Eun Jae, who is a strong and independent woman, joins the team after an incident at the Seoul hospital. There, she meets Kwak Hyun, a doctor of internal medicine, who is the son of the highly regarded physician known as the “Korean Schweitzer,” but he wants to become a good doctor different from his father. Overall, I think this drama is great so far with the character development, especially if you like dramas that portray a more realistic approach to the professions of the characters. This aspect is actually one thing that really annoys me sometimes in kdramas, they’ll throw in a medical profession for the main character just for convenience, but not accurately write out the profession (*coughs* The Bride of Habaek *coughs*). Please give this drama a chance, especially if you like good character development and awesome medical action! And it’s an added bonus if you love Min Hyuk and Ha Ji Won!!!! ^__^
8. Rebel: Thief of the People
Oh man, this drama is AWESOME! One of the best Hong Gil Dong storylines I’ve seen. Full of action, thriller scenes, and a kickass historical drama… Rebel is a must see… especially if you love historical dramas. The writing is spectacular and the characters are all well developed/written. Set during the reign of the tyrant King Yeonsangun, the story follows Hong Gil Dong who is the son of a servant who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. The story tells the journey of Hong Gil Dong becoming Joseon’s first revolutionary activist. There are 30 episodes, but trust me, you’ll wish it was longer. The plot is not your typical predictable historical dramas and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
This must be the year of crime and mystery kdramas!!! Tunnel is about a cop, Detective Park Gwang Ho, who enters a tunnel, in the year of 1986, chasing a killer and ends up time traveling thirty years into the future in the year of 2017. The serial killer has resumed his killings and it’s up to Gwang Ho, with Detective Kim Sun Jae and Professor of Criminal Psychology Shin Jae Yi, to catch this killer. Each episode always kept me at the edge of my seat begging for the next episode – really great and suspenseful cliffhangers!
Special Mentions: (Dramas I’ve watched but not going to give a brief description because I’m lazy, but highly recommend them too)
My Only Love Song (Historical, comedy, romance): Watch this if you love Lee Jong Hyun and Gong Seung Yeon from “We Got Married”
Circle: Two Worlds Connected (Crime/mystery, comedy, romance)
Defendant (Crime/mystery, thriller/suspense)
Save Me (Crime, Revenge, Thriller, Action, School)
Normal Mentions: (Dramas I’ve watched but not going to give a brief description, but they were enjoyable enough for me to recommend)
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Sports, comedy, romance)
The Bride of Habaek (Fantasy, comedy, romance)
Lovely Love Lie (Music, Romance, comedy)
Ruler: Master of the Mask (Historical, Romance, Action)
Blind Recommendations: (Dramas on my to-watch list and recommended to me by other people)
Literally everyone I follow who is commenting on this whole Jinmin thing is defending Jin. And damnit, I appreciate that.
Oh and for the record, if you think Jin is in the wrong for this, you’re wrong. It was a bit cringy, I agree, but I hope you all realize that Jin has been on the receiving end of that (and countless other) rude jokes since the beginning of time.
I agree with the belief that Jimin is Not a delicate flower that can’t handle shit, and how Rude of anyone to even imply that. He’s a strong and grownass MAN that has come so freaking far in his self confidence and for anyone to say that one of his best friends making a joke about this (DURING A GAME OF INSULTS AND PURPOSEFUL NEEDLING) would crush his soul or something is just beyond ridiculous.
Jin apologized, Jimin was Very clearly not upset, and their best friendship is intact.
(And if you’re really still pissed at Jin, go count all the times Jin has been called a pig, or fat, or ugly (bonus points for never getting any sort of apology), and then come back to me and we can talk.)
I REALLY LIKED HIM? His reasoning (the rich don’t look after the lower class; the little guy gets overlooked) and the way he went about everything (re-purposing alien tech) was perfect to set Spider-Man up as a hero. Toomes and his crew set up a need for Spider-Man. Tony said it perfectly; the Avengers take care of end-of-the-world threats, and the police take care of ordinary crimes, but what about the inbetween? The crimes with alien weapons or actual super-villains? SHIELD can only do so much. Peter can do so much more - he can go after petty bike thieves, and also go after bigger, Avenger level threats, sure - but now, specifically, there’s a need for him. A need for someone superhuman to go toe-to-toe with these bad guys, in a way the police can’t, and SHIELD and the Avengers often don’t.
And his morals show Peter’s choice to ‘stay on the ground.’ He’s not big picture orientated. Those working class people that get overlooked in the wake of sweeping organisations? Those defenceless people who get guns pointed their way? (”Shoot me, not him.”) That’s who Peter is looking after. The little guy. Toomes said, “Guys like us, Peter”, because Peter’s not like the Avengers.
I liked Toomes’ characters as a whole. I LOVED his costume and the Vulture wings - the scene where he was perched on a rooftop corner, gargoyle-like, was so fucking cool. I also really like how ruthless he could be. He seemed dangerous and driven, but when he turned around and said to Peter, “I’ll kill you”, I got shivers. He was Liz’s dad - twice Peter’s age easily with a hell of a lot more experience. He really emphasised Peter’s age. That exchange in the car - “I just saved your life, what do you say, Peter?” / “Thank you.” - made Peter seem meek, until we realised he stashed his phone in the backseat, and then it just hammered in Peter’s bravery regardless of the odds
So at least on my dash, nobody ever drags the xxTPs, so I'mma do it really fast bc y'all really piss me off from time to time.
Like would it kill you to NOT critique rules from time to time trying to find all the damn loopholes? Like pls can u not. LIKE SURPRISINGLY JUST BC SOMETHING DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO YOU DOESN’T MEAN IT’S NOT SENSIBLE IN THE LONG RUN?? Like is it so hard to realize that if you take into account EVERY SINGLE tiny ass thing you guys pick out, nothing would ever get done???
Rules, laws, procedures, etc, they’re there to make things easier. And like?? Honestly fuck you, ExTPs? Stop blatantly doing the loophole thing that the rules don’t cover just because you can. Y'all are so damn full of acting like a dick while not coming up with PROPER SOLUTIONS. And you, IxTPs? Just stop. You may not outwardly defy the untold laws, but you still don’t come up with solutions like the shut in you are.
Headcanon that after Anastasia frees Call from prison, Jasper slips away from the Magisterium and joins Call. And everyone except Call, Jasper, and Call’s mom thinks that Jasper was kidnapped. And Jasper just kind of makes sure Call doesn’t accidentally self destruct, he like, makes sure Call sleeps enough and eats. Call is kind of annoyed, but ever since Aaron died, he’s been a bit depressed. So, just imagine Jasper tagging along with Call and his mom making bad puns and momming Call, and he just shows up to a huge battle and everyone is super surprised.
“Jasper?! But you were kidnapped!”
“Tamara, please, give me some credit. Me, kidnapped by Call? Please.”
“Jasper’s actually really annoying. I was wondering if you take him off my hands, Tamara?”
“Shut up Jasper.”
JUST IMAGINE SARCASTIC JASPER TAKING CARE OF CALL AND BEING HIS FRIEND
Got7 react to another idol hitting on you when they have a crush on you? ^^
Just as a side note before I begin, I feel that all the boys would take into consideration as to who was actually flirting with you. If it was an older idol, I feel that they would ALL hesitate on what to do because in Korea it is expected of you to have a level of respect towards your elders. So with that in mind, let’s begin!
Jaebum: JB would be the angry silent type. He’s trying to control his anger inside while he see’s this other idol flirting with you, playfully laying his hands on you. JB is watching the way you laugh with the other idol and thinking to himself “I can make her laugh more than you, dickhead”. I can imagine that JB would go very quiet and clench his jaw, debating on whether or not he should go up and pull you away or be calm and collected about it, before eventually making some sort of excuse to go up and get in between the both of you making it look like he just wants to join the conversation but lowkey just wanting to grab your attention away from the other idol. He would stand close to you, his arm ever so slightly brushing up against yours while silently giving the other idol knowing looks. I think this would be a turning point for JB as he realises that he will have to confess to you soon, before someone else swoops in and takes you out from his grasp!
Mark: His heart would literally sink. I don’t think he would know what to do. He would see you both talking together and I think Mark would be the type to walk out of the room and go be by himself. He would probably get the wrong idea and think that you might actually like this other guy. If he spoke to anyone about it, he would probably ask one of the other boys for advice on what he should do. I can imagine him then texting you, being very aloof about the situation, asking you what the guy meant to you. And if you replied something like “He was actually really annoying me and wouldn’t stop talking, so I was just trying to be polite seeing as he’s my senior”, he would be relieved but he would obviously feel kinda stupid for acting the way he did. He just likes you a lot and the thought of another guy flirting with you would just make this little baby feel sick >_<
Jackson: Jackson would be over there SO FAST you have no idea. He would make it seem like he’s actually up there to talk to the idol who’s hitting on you, saying how much he respects his work and how much he looks up to him as an artist. Meanwhile you’re like “What is going on” to yourself as you see Jackson getting closer and closer to you before saying that he needs to talk to you in private for a moment, taking you aside and away from the guy. I think, like Jaebum, Jackson would tell you his true feelings after that because he would regret it SO much if he just let you slip through his fingers. He would be so soft with his huge brown eyes telling you “I got so mad when I seen him with you, I want you to be mine…not his…”
Jinyoung: Similar to Jackson, I can see Jinyoung going up and adressing the situation head on. Except when he gets there, he can see the obvious awkwardness and how uncomfortable you are with this guy flirting with you. I think Jinyoung would be upfront and say something like “Can’t you see she doesn’t want you flirting with her? Why are you still here?” (obviously like I said, it depends on who this idol was, but I feel like he would say something to that effect). He would take you aside and ask you if you were okay and apologise for being so direct in the situation. I can even see him going as far as embracing you and saying “The only guy I wanna see hitting on you is me…”
Youngjae: I feel that Youngjae would try to read the situation and not jump to any conclusions. Of course he would feel jealous of this guy, but he would also realise that you are not his girlfriend either so there was nothing he could really do about it. I can imagine that later on Youngjae would be hanging out with you and he would casually slip in the question “So…is there any guy you like?” and you would immediately giggle at this little smol because OBVIOUSLY you like him but you have just been too shy to tell him. When all is out in the open and you both know your feelings for each other, I think Youngjae would laugh and tell you that he seen the guy flirting with you earlier and it made him feel bad. Youngjae strikes me as the type of person to be very honest and vocal about his feelings.
BamBam: I think that BamBam would definitely confide in the other boys. He would have told them before how he has a crush on you, and now right in front of him there’s this guy chatting you up and being really flirty. I can see them closing ranks and all coming together to go up there and distract this guy long enough so that BamBam could continue being his lovely, goofy self to you. I can imagine that later on, he would confess to you, telling you that he doesn’t want to imagine what would happen if he has to look at another guy holding you the way that he wants to hold you. To which you would literally DIE BC THAT’S SO SWEET WTF
Yugyeom: Okay I feel Yugyeom would be the hardest to read out of all of them in this situation. Yugyeom is the type of person to smile or giggle when he’s uncomfortable, so I feel like he would literally act like there is nothing wrong, even to the other members. In his head, he would be screaming that he really wants to go up there and just whisk you away and confess to you, but he would be too shy and embarrassed to do anything really, so he would just let it happen. Afterwords, I think he would be a little hesitant to talk with you because he would be concerned that you don’t like him and maybe you actually like this other guy, but like in the case of Mark when you tell him that the guy was really creeping you out, he would feel so relieved and think he was silly for being so shy and embarrassed and go back to casually crushing on you and being the cute little baby that he is~
I need to know now, favorite bachelor/bachelorette from mineral town
w-well…. this may come as sort of a surprise, and I’ve kept this hidden from all of you for a long time. But there’s actually another true husband that I have. My favorite harvest moon character that I’ve adored for years now… and… that is…
Hi, I got curious today, what is your most popular (with the most notes) post? Also do you like that it is the most popular?
Hi anon! Given that it’s the last day of Accio Nostalgia Trip, and it’s been unofficial Popular Posts Day today, I can actually give you that information! Our most popular post noteswise is this one, and I hate that fact because the version that’s circulating is one with the comment that the Weasleys are all named after Arthurian characters, which is not true! Only Arthur and Percy share names with actual Arthurian figures, and Ginny/Ginevra is derivative of Guinevere, but that’s a bit of a stretch. So the fact that our most popular post is one with a bit of misinformation on it really annoys me (Mod H), especially since I actually studied Arthurian literature!
There’s something about NCTzen fandom that I don’t like and that is the way a lot of people treat the different units of NCT as different groups I even saw someone say before the fandom name was announced “I guess all three units will have the same fandom name” well of course NCT is one group EXO has EXO-K and EXO-M and SUJU has many units but the same fandom name it really annoys me how there actually a lot of people that think that way I don’t blame them tho with NCT all units have different concepts when I saw them on the VICTORY broadcast yesterday It was kind of weird for me seeing all of them together. Yes it’s okay to have a favourite unit mine is DREAM but the truth is I love all units equally and support them equally too because as I said they are in the same group Lee Sooman said he’ll will debut a group in units not debut different groups under one name so why is it every time any unit makes a comeback especially 127 some people are actually pressed about it and ask for a comeback of another unit? just have a minute to yourself and ask “am I stanning NCT?” because clearly some tzennies don’t, being an NCTzen means supporting NCT regardless of the unit.
why are most NCT comebacks are 127?
well Lee Sooman mentioned he want this group to be all around Asia so almost every Asian country has it’s unit NCT 127 is the fixed Korean unit while NCT U and NCT DREAM are just special units, the number “127″ stands for the longitude of Seoul making it the Korean unit so it’s common sense that they will promote the most so stop asking for other units. Why did DREAM have a comeback but U didn’t? Ten is recovering from his knee surgery, what’s NCT U without Ten.Now NCT 127 is having a comeback let’s support their new comeback “Cherry Bomb” because a win for NCT 127 is not only theirs but also for NCT as a whole and NCTzens.
WHERE IS TEN?!
As for Ten I am not even Ten biased but I know that he did not disappear he has done a magazine interview and was with NCT 127 in that IVY club one day cafe event because both 127 and U were there and a magazine photoshoot. See? he was always here you never bothered in a magazine mentioned that SM is focusing on promoting him in Thailand and Japan (I could be wrong it was either Japan or China so correct me if I am wrong and I apologise for that).