this is only your dream

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We know BTS is not the only artist to have the message of self acceptance. They aren’t the only artist who has written about societal problems. No, they definitely are not the only ones to have written about such topics as following your dreams, but they certainly are one of the most influential artists to be doing so right now

So please stop interpreting our admiration of them as cancelling out everyone else’s message on such topics as mentioned above. We just happen to be an extra loud and extra proud fanbase. 

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Fic Rec Monday!

Today’s fic rec is slow burn hell. (Lmao I say that like I do this on a regular basis) If you like good grammar, Eren, Levi and a whole lot of PAIN, this one’s for you. Now we ain’t just talking regular ole fic feels here, this one will have you sobbing not only at how well written it is, (and trust me, it’s 👌), but you’ll be sobbing at the feels and the author dashing your hopes and dreams only to hint at salvation at the end of the next chapter. I’m rambling now but honestly this fic deserves LOVE. Even if you just make it through chapter one and leave a kudo… just.. y'know… insert meme here, no regreats

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Rare Collection of 100 Introvert Quotes That Will Make You Feel Understood

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Dear introverts, it’s difficult to understand you. Many people don’t comprehend that solitude and feeling alone are different things. As an introvert, you know that your solitude is a sacred space where you can recharge. We encourage you to have a look at these amazingly thoughtful and profound quotes, which will resonate with all introverts.

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The Truth About Zodiac Stereotypes

Aries: People assume you’re immature or childish. The truth is, you often can tell when people need a boost, and you do your best to cheer them up. Physical activity is your outlet for any stress you have. You can appear selfish because you’re often discredited or overlooked.

Taurus: People assume you are stubborn and obsessed with food. The truth is, you’re only stubborn because you’ve already taken the other person into consideration. You’re not just obsessed with food, you have a passion for everything and can find pleasure in the little things.

Gemini: People assume you’re heartless, a gossip, and unable to commit. The truth is you don’t mean to hurt people. You just don’t want to settle for less than what you deserve. You don’t like secrets and like for everything to be out in the open– that’s the best way to solve problems in your eyes.

Cancer: People assume that you’re overly sensitive and a crybaby. The truth is, you’re the closest sign to being psychic. You have a deep intuition for the emotions of others and that can be overwhelming. You rarely cry when you’re sad; you cry only when you’re frustrated because you put other people’s well being before your own, and often times it comes back against you.

Leo: People assume you’re a diva or too bossy. The truth is that you know your worth. You refuse to be mistreated, but what other people don’t often see is that you also want other people to be treated well too. You appear bossy because you know your heart is in the right place, and you want to be leader of the pack because you have the best intentions for everyone within your circle.

Virgo: People assume that you’re boring and monotonous and have a general sterile attitude about you. The truth is, you’ve found a groove that works for you and you stick to it. Why fix something that isn’t broken? Far from boring, you appreciate other people’s beauty and art so much that you often forget about your own talents.

Libra: People assume that you’re a flip flopper and somewhat of an airhead. The truth is, you want to see all sides of the story before you make a choice on what you believe. Your opinion may change as you learn more. You’re very intelligent, and often focus on the big picture, which may cause you to overlook the smaller things.

Scorpio: People assume that you’re promiscuous and have dark thoughts and bad intentions. The truth is all you want is to be loved. You need that human connection and crave monogamous passionate relationships. You have a deep sense of pride, and when people hurt you, putting a wall up and throwing rocks over the edge to destroy whoever let you down is your best defense mechanism.

Sagittarius: People assume that you’re aloof, unloyal, and a flake. The truth is you have so many dreams you want to fulfill, and you don’t let anyone get in the way of your path in life. Your eye is always on the horizon. You don’t hurt people intentionally, but you often blurt hurtful comments out. Unlike Gemini, you go straight to the source, but with the same intentions. You believe people deserve the truth.

Capricorn: People assume that you’re cold, and dull, and only a fair weather friend. The truth is that it hasn’t always been that way. In youth, Capricorn is eager to please others and wants to be appreciated. You’ve often been let down, and use coldness as a defense. Once others gain your trust, you are intensely loyal and want nothing but to take care of your partner or friends.

Aquarius: People assume that you aren’t ever serious, or generally basic (only following trends). The truth is you don’t disclose your goals or dreams because you don’t want pressure from others, or you don’t want to disappoint them if you fail. You’d much rather help others reach their goals. You keep up with trends because you have an open mind and you embrace change in a positive way.

Pisces: People assume that you’re naive and always have your head in the clouds. The truth is that you believe what you focus on and think about is what comes to be. You try to stay positive, because if you focus on negativity you become easily overwhelmed. It doesn’t mean that you’re blind to it. Because of this sensitivity, you often cope by finding ways to escape mentally whether by reading or listening to music etc, which benefits you because you’re more inclined to have artistic talent, and you crave the inspiration.

How to keep a journal in your target language

So this kind of journal/diary is pretty useful if you:

  • are introvert
  • are anxious when you have to talk to others
  • you want to practice your writing
  • want to see what vocab you use the most
  • learn new vocab
  • hate people
  • think in their target language
  • want to use your language in a relaxing manner

There are a few “rules” to have such a journal/diary:

  1. You need to decide if you want to write daily, weekly or monthly in it. (or just write when you feel like/have time) Based on this you change the amount of how much you write because if you write weekly in it, you’ll need a bit more than 5 sentences in order to improve your target language.
  2. You need to feel comfortable writing down stuff since not everyone enjoys writing what they feel or think.
  3. You need to decide if you want a digital or a paper journal.

Decorations

You can decorate your journal with stickers/pictures/doodles but you can also leave it plain. 

I used to have a very messy journal because i didn’t use a notebook. I just used random A4 sheets of paper and wrote on 1 what happened in a day. I didn’t decorate them. I usually just attached a sticky note with the new words that i used and from time to time i added a sticky note with a motivating message because i took the time to write and improve.

It’s up to you if you want to decorate it or not. 

Important details

Since i write in a foreign language i developed a system so i can learn with my journal.

I color-coded certain terms.

red = i’m not sure of its meaning and i need to ask on HiNative if it’s correct
light blue = new word that i should use more/add to quizlet/flashcard app
green = focus more on the word because i couldn’t remember it even if i learned it

Because i’m more focused on studying and learning than appearence, i don’t mind having mistakes in my writing but since many people mind them, you can use wipe-out and then some stickers, doodles or decorative tape. 

You need to make a deal with yourself and write kind words from time to time. Every once in a while, if i didn’t write in my journal something motivational, i’d have just added a sticky note with a quote or just a “congrats ^^”. The point to this is that if no one says how productive you are, just say that to yourself. No biggie. I have entire paragraphs where i just tell to myself that it’s worth what i’m doing even if no one sees it. 

Bonus: if you manage to write at least 2-3 motivational sentences daily, you’ll be more motivated

Don’t be afraid to write whatever you want. No one will take your journal and if they do, it’s in a foreign language, they won’t understand it. 

What you write in it, it’s your work. You can adjust it to your personality, needs or/and preferences. Don’t think “oh, mine isn’t like hers”, the point is to practice and use your language, not to win a contest.

Try to decide how much you write. I never thought in lines, i always chose tasks as “write for 30min” but if your task is to write 10 lines daily, that’s amazing! Do it. Take 5 minutes out of your day to clear your mind.

It’s difficult only in the first minute, once you start writing, you won’t stop too soon.

Decide if you use 1 journal for all  languages or 1 journal for 1 language. (this ofc, if you study more than 1) You can choose in which day you write in which language or you just go with the flow and write in what you feel like. 

Make a rule not to use your native language or English. Even if your texts sound weird, try to re-organize the phrase/sentence and use only your target language.

If you can have the journal with you everywhere you go, that’s a very good way of practicing at any given time.

Journals

  • Daily ones where you write about your day, dreams, preferences.
  • Journals for practice where you focus only on language learning.
  • A to-do list kind of journal where you write your responsabilities/reminders for the next day.
  • A combination of everything.

Activities

Some suggestions:

Write about your day.

Translate a poem/song.

Make a mini vocab list related to something.

Review a book/movie/app/site.

Develop a story. You have a thing for vampires? Writes a story where you are the main character and date a vampire. You like singing? Write a story about how you became a star overnight. Fanfiction is amazing because it makes you write for hours.

Write poems/songs.

Write/translate recipes.

Keep some studying methods in there./Resources

Imagine a certain scenario and try to write a short story. You’re in Grey’s Anatomy, write some medical terms because i bet you don’t know how to say painkillers or jawtooth or ribs.

Do whatever you want, it’s yours.

Some Topics:

Dreams
Your crush
Fears
Food
Expectations
Thoughts
Books
Clothes
Feelings
Stories/fanfiction
Memories
Your progress with languages
Your day
Friends
Motivational quotes
Pets
Movies
Actors
Cartoons/anime/manga
Holidays
Travel plans
Believes
Weather
Landscape
Jokes/memes
Resources
Expressions/Idioms

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since you’ve gone i’ve been lost without a trace, I dream at night I can only see your face 

Things that can Destroy your Motivation

1. Not having goals. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t know what they are.

2. Choosing goals that don’t inspire you. You won’t be able to keep on going if the prize at the end doesn’t really matter to you.

3. Expecting immediate results. Anything worthwhile is a battle and a struggle. It takes times and effort to bring about a change.

4. Lack of support. We all need someone to believe in us and to be our cheerleader when we start to feel discouraged.

5. Not believing in yourself. As Henry Ford so wisely said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

6. Feeling bored. Most success involves a lot of humdrum work, and repeatedly doing the same kind of stuff. But each day brings you closer to achieving what you want.

7. Inaction and laziness. You have to work the plan before the plan will work … and dreams are only dream till you turn your thoughts to actions. Also, it’s crucially important that you manage your time well, and you don’t get distracted or procrastinate.

8. Being around negative people. There are plenty of people who only see the flaws, and whose eyes are on the problems, and the absence of solutions. If you hang out with them, you will lose your zest and passion, and your positive outlook will soon be undermined.

9. Comparing yourself to others. We each are individuals, and we start from different places; we all face our challenges, and work at different rates. Remember “it’s your journey”. Be patient with yourself.

10. Encountering setbacks. No matter how great your plans, or your level of commitment, you’re bound to face some setbacks and encounter obstacles. That’s a normal part of growth – just keep going when life’s tough.

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Jeno According to Tumblr Tags

Happy Birthday Jeno!

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- El, are you there? El? It’s me, it’s Mike. It’s day three-hundred fifty-two, seven-forty pm. I’m still here. If you’re out there say something. O-or give me a sign, I won’t even… won’t even say anything, just… I wanna know if you’re okay.
- Mike!

{ Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but it’s you I can’t replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace }

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Since day one, this is all I’ve ever been able to envision when I think of this disaster of a pairing. But, it’s the time of year for scary things, isn’t it? It’s appropriate, wouldn’t you say? :)

I mean the fact that I actually drew those two in that close of a proximity to each other.

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Don’t go through life on your tippy toes. Don’t be the one just slip by without disturbing anything. Life is meant to be lived, action is meant to occur, and dreams are meant to be pursued. Don’t be scared to shake things up, for we only have one life to live.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
RECENT EPIK HIGH’S (TABLO) SONG IS AN ADVICE TO BTS?

TABLO is very close to BTS especially Suga who all look up to him as a big senior. Epik High’s music inspired Bangtan to become musicians.

In a recent interview, TABLO (EPIK HIGH) stated that his main inspiration for writing and composing “Lost One” were artists such as BTS, who respect and are inspired by Epik High:

“There have been a few people who’ve said that they started dreaming of making music because of our music. In particular, I once watched a video someone sent me where members of BTS said that they started dreaming of making music after hearing Epik High’s song “Fly. I’ve seen a few others say that over the years as well. That was what was in my head”.

Tablo also mentioned that advice from seniors in an industry is usually positive, and contains messages like “You can do it,” or “You can do well.” To this, he said: “I think it’s a shame that I couldn’t only talk about good things if I were to say something to those who start to dream after seeing me because there are so many painful things as well on the path that I’ve walked. At the same time, I think that these words could also seem like a comfort. If our children ever want to follow the path we’ve taken, I’d start by playing this song for them”.

Some lyrics of the song: 

My child, when you follow
Look carefully at the path I tread
One day, I’ll no longer be able to walk beside you
Leaving my footsteps here. See these? Avoid them
Follow those who chose the easy path, since that’s the answer
Since the path I chose is crooked like a question mark, and only gives to rise to countless problems
You look up to me, but I hope your dream doesn’t turn out to be a nightmare once you wake up
Now that I’ve run to the very end - the eternity, healing and answers I was looking for? Not a thing

My family was the reason I ran, but this path took them away, too
Perhaps the starting pistol was aimed at my back
Listen up. Even though the whole world welcomes you, that very world will abandon you - gotta let go
Before it’s too late. Cuz I’ve been there before
They may be spectacular to the eyes, but don’t be fooled by the diamonds and gold
Don’t get drunk on applause
Sometimes, they’ll tie you up with compliments
Even when they spread a red carpet for you, don’t forget
That it’s been dyed red with your blood and sweat

Hope you can reach your dream
Hope your dream only shows you the things you can hold on to
Because success is about taking as much as you give
Hope your dream doesn’t give you something too precious

Hope your dream doesn’t attract attention
Protect it like a secret, and always hold your breath
Because the world is a place that takes as much as it gives
Hope your dream doesn’t only show you dreamlike things

Hope your dream lasts long