this is the acting on camera era

I used to like Jimin a lot, but I’ve really gone off him with the Blood, Sweat and Tears era. Ever since his blond makeover he seems so full of himself, and during award shows the way he’d act like he didn’t know the camera was there and try to look ethereal was so annoying. I hope the fame doesn’t go to his head, there’s nothing worse than when a celebrity starts to believe their own hype too much.

SKIN

WARNING

EVERYONE WHO READS THIS, THIS IS A VERY LONG RANT AND MY PERSONAL OPINION. THERE ARE PROBABLY SPELLING MISTAKES BECAUSE IM PISSED OFF.

Okay, so I know this topic has been brought up a countless number of times. But I really need to get this off my chest, as not just someone who stans VIXX, but as another human being. We are all just people. It doesn’t matter how famous you become, or how loved you are. Idols are human too. They’re not gods. They’re not objects. And they don’t deserve abuse, just like no one deserves abuse. The topic of Cha Hakyeon’s skin colour is something that I see brought up a lot. And I mean a LOT. Whether it be good comments or bad comments. Hakyeon is an idol. But he’s a human, and a person, just like everyone reading this. He has emotion, and esteem, and body image. He struggles with accepting himself, as a wide variety of people do, for a wide variety of reasons. In his case, he has trouble with accepting his skin tone. It’s not something he can change. It’ll never go away. And yet, he is constantly harassed for it. He has many times been told to “change” his skin tone, a thing that quite simply just can’t happen. Everyone is born with a pigment. It’s what makes you hair and eyes the colours that they are. It’s not something you can help. It is a result of your background, and your personal genetics. That’s it. Sure you can tan, or you could stay out of the sun altogether. But that will only be a temporary change. Your original colour will always be the way it is. In Korea, beauty standards are very strict, and many incredibly outdated. One being the obsession of “light-skinned.” In Korea, the beauty standard is to have dark eyes, dark hair, and pale skin. Now, the thing about pigment is that it normally stays within the boundary of a base tone. Meaning, if two out of three of your colours are dark (if you have brown eyes and black hair), chances are the third (your skin) will be dark, and vice versa. It is rare to find someone with the variable (a black person with blond hair, etc) So, similar to North America, only a small amount of people actually fit the pushed standard of beauty.

The difference between North America and South Korea, is that in Korea, it is socially acceptable to publicly humiliate someone if they do not fit that narrow beauty standard. Yeah, you read that shit right. They can openly bully someone for the way their fucking body was created, something they have no control over. Cha Hakyeon is an example of this sort of abuse. No, I’m not going to deny the fact that his skin is darker than many of the people I see around him. It is. But he can’t help that. And he doesn’t deserve to be shunned for it. Now, I am not only defending Hakyeon with this post, either. There are many other idols, and non-idols who suffer the same shit as him. I’m not going to say “regular people,” because wether we are in the public eye or not, we are all regular people. I’m simply using Cha Hakyeon as an example, because he IS in the public eye, he is someone I idolise, and he is a human. I have seen time and time again that he is reprimanded for the colour of his pigment, even by those who are close to him, such as his band mates. It is a topic that is brought up constantly, and constantly taken lightly. They’re ‘just kidding.’ Throwing offensive comments, and then treating it as a joke. If you want details to such comments, I suggest you go to @offensivekpop, as they have a full explanation. It is quite clear that Hakyeon is not comfortable with these comments, and that he gets offended, as anyone would in such situations. The issue is prominence and reoccurrence. It’s not just a snarky little joke anymore. It’s gone beyond the pail, and is just flat out abusive. Hakyeon is a very beautiful and kind individual. He doesn’t deserve this kind of treatment. Nor do any of the people that are affected by colourist comments.

When I first got into VIXX, the first person I saw was Hakyeon. I had never seen an Asian person with dark skin before, and my first thought was that it was beautiful, and that he must be admired. In North America, people want to tan. It’s something that is sought after. In Korea it’s looked down upon. I first started noticing this while watching an episode of Seoul’s Secret Box, that was featuring VIXX (situation is also mentioned in the above blog). They were to pick questions off the wall, and answer them. I noticed that throughout the duration of the episode, Hakyeon was constantly bashed, with comments such as “make sure the camera picks you up,” and “red hair doesn’t suit you, it makes you look darker.” When it really sunk in was when they had to pick a member, who had to answer yes to every question asked. Hakyeon was promptly grabbed, despite him fighting against them, and trying to open the door. Sanghyuk restrained him by pinning his arms to his side, while Wonshik berated him about his physical appearance, and his role as leader. It was quite obvious that Hakyeon definitely didn’t want to be in this situation, by the end of it being so defeated that he couldn’t even yell at them anymore. It was a harsh wake up call for me, exposing the reality and seriousness of the situation. This was not just some inside joke, or something that was funny. It was bullying. It was unwanted. It confused me. At the time, I had only seen two videos by them, and didn’t really know anything about the fandom, or the members. Up until then, I had idolised Hakyeon because I thought he was beautiful. I thought that since dark skin was rare among idols, it must be sought after.

My immediate thought was “but Ravi also has ‘dark skin.’ Why isn’t he teased the way N is?” In Korea, the only time it is acceptable to have dark skin is if you are a rapper, or someone in a sex profession. Basically, someone who is “badass” or “dirty.” It is presentable only among the grungier appearances. Wonshik is a rapper, and therefore it is okay for him to be tanned, similar to someone such as Hyuna. Hakyeon is a vocalist, and has a “cleaner” appearance and way of presenting himself. Therefore he is not allowed to be darker. What only furthers this is the fact that out of all the members, Wonshik seems to be the worst when it comes to teasing/bullying him. I am not bashing him in anyway by saying this. I love his music and his writing, and I think he’s very talented. I’m just pointing out what I’ve seen. He seems to jump at every chance he can to make fun of Hakyeon, almost as if trying to gain superiority, and to make sure the attention stays on Hakyeon, and doesn’t slide onto him. I’ve also noticed that Hakyeon likes to put on this persona, this kind of erotic image, such as the dances he performs on stage. It seems as though he puts on this act, almost as if saying to the audience “look at me, I’m a sex toy.” Like a cry for positive attention. He seems to almost whore himself out. Even the way he looks so confident when applauded. As if he’s achieved something. It seems as though he sluts it up for the camera, just so he can be seen as attractive by someone. It seems as though he just wants to be seen in some sort of positive light by anyone. He wants to be noticed in a good way. And the only way he won’t get teased is if he exploits himself. If he’s a slut, he fits the standard, and no one will harass him. He is allowed to be dark, as long as he is sexualised. He seems outwardly happy, but he always looks sad, as if he’s proved that he’s worth something. The kind of “see? I’m pretty too,” attitude. The sugar high of temporary self esteem. I find it very depressing whenever I see him act like this on camera. He seems so desperate, and he shouldn’t have to.

The final thing I’ve noticed is the ever increasing light patches on his skin. Hakyeon’s skin does noticeably change colour from era to era, he says because he uses whitening cosmetics. For example, during On and On, he was very tan, and now, just after Hades has come out, he is sheet white. But it doesn’t look like just makeup. He looks tired and sad and sick, and not at all healthy. I was almost horrified to see this recent picture of him during a performance of Dynamite that he posted on social media. The most noticeable thing is the overall colour of his skin. He looks flushed, and unhealthily pale. If you look, you can see these random splotches on his cheeks and chin, where the skin is much lighter, almost to the point of being yellowed. I don’t care wether or not he says the cosmetics he is using are harmless, it’s obvious that they aren’t. Those are scars, and they are from him using bleach creams on his skin. This is also evident, due to the almost raccoonish circles around his eyes, where his skin is much darker, like it was during On and On. He has dark bags under his eyes as well, and looks very tired. His smile looks fake. He doesn’t look happy at all. It hurts my heart to see someone I idolise in this kind of situation. Bleaching is a very painful process, and it causes rashes and skin irritation. Prolonged use can cause the patches you see on his face, the scars. If it is used too much those scars could never fade. I have a personal experience with my friend who used to bleach her skin. She was shunned by her mother for being dark, and was forced to bleach her skin. She stopped three years ago, and the scars are still there. I don’t know when Hakyeon was bleaching his skin, or even if he’s doing it currently. It just stood out to me almost immediately, and I found it very upsetting.

Hakyeon is a very kind, beautiful man, and doesn’t need to go through this level suffering to prove that to people. He shouldn’t have to validate his worth by hurting or exploiting himself. People should just respect him, and appreciate him for who he is, not the colour of his skin. It disgusts me that it is the year 2016, and yet skin tone still matters. He can’t help the way he was born. He has that skin tone because for most of his life, he was outside helping his parents, and working his ass off, which is more than what most of the fucks who abuse him online could ever hope to be doing. We need to understand that everyone looks different, and that anyone can be beautiful, regardless of their colour or ethnic background. Everyone needs to just shut the fuck up and mind their own business, he’s perfect the way he is, and doesn’t need to change to impress anyone. He’s a good person, and doesn’t need this shit. Please, just give it a rest. I sincerely hope that the other members will start seeing that this isn’t a joke, and that it’s hurting him. They need to stop. Everyone needs to stop. It’s not funny. It’s not just a joke anymore. It’s verbal abuse. And no one deserves to be abused.

Hakyeon needs to start seeing that he isn’t just an object, and that he should stand up for himself. He did nothing to deserve this. He isn’t ugly. His worth isn’t defined by his colour. He is a capable, sweet person that only wants to do what he loves, and succeed. He has feelings and dreams and goals just like the rest of us. He’s just another person, and he’s only twenty six years old. He shouldn’t feel like he has to stand by and let himself hurt like this. I find it sick that he has to go through so much pain at such a young age. He gets so uncomfortable when people mention his skin, and is always so desperate to change the topic of conversation. It really takes a noticeable toll on his self esteem. It’s heartbreaking to me, and I hate seeing it. I wish I could find a way to tell him that he’s strong, and he’s beautiful, and that everything is going to be ok. I wish I could make more of a point than just ranting on Tumblr.

To anyone who is suffering from colourist abuse, I want you to know that you are courageous, and you are gorgeous, and that you are so, definitely worth it. I don’t want you to feel like you deserve this because you don’t. No one does. Just keep holding on, and keep being brave. You will make it through this, it will be ok. They’re just jealous. They WISH they could be as tolerant, and as powerful as you are. Keep being you, and don’t feel like you ever have to change yourself for anyone. You are perfect the way you are. Your brown is beautiful, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

I really hope someone reads this and cries, because I sure as fuck did writing it. Thank you to whoever actually finished reading this because it really means a lot to me. Rant over.

anonymous asked:

okay, can we take a moment to realize that Youngjae is finally showing some form of affection towards Jaebum. i mean the birthday post says everything because Youngjae doesn't really post too much. anyways, my pint is 2jae is more alive than ever.

My dear anon,

I absolutely agree that Youngjae’s Instagram post for Jaebum’s birthday is a beautiful sign of him showing affection for his favorite hyung! He really is so shy about showing his real emotions about things, and he doesn’t tend to be cheesy or sappy as much as Jaebum when in public… but the fact that he rarely uses his Instagram and yet still used it to post about Jaebum’s birthday (by sharing a predebut 2jae selca!!) really does show how much he cares and how alive 2jae is lately!!

I mean, they might never be as prone to fanservice and “couple moments” as they once were or as much as other members are when they play around (or… y’know… be Markjin…), but I feel like they’ve been becoming more and more comfortable being close and intimate in public again lately, especially since their Hard Carry date!

I kind of mentioned it before, but I really can’t shake the feeling that being able to act all close and affectionate with the excuse of the cameras helped them to relax a lot about the way they act with each other instead of being so shy all the time and acting like they’re afraid they’re going to give something away every time they look at each other! (Which, actually… is a valid fear. x x x ) I mean, let’s not forget that this is also the era in which this happened!

2jae has definitely been alive and thriving lately, and even if those two instances can mostly be attributed to Jaebum, Youngjae’s Instagram post proves that it’s not just one sided!! At the very least, (if not to go so far as to claim that 2jae are publicly declaring a relationship…) they are definitely proving how biased they are towards each other through the increase in skinship and intimacy, through the things they say ( x x x ), and now through the things they post! (Though… I still think that Youngjae has been using his Instagram posts to talk about his love for Jaebum for a while ( x x x )… but that’s just me being a trash can!)

2jae have always had so much love for each other, and they’ve always been so incredibly close, but they got shy about showing a lot of their closeness for a while, and Youngjae is still more skittish about open affection than he used to be ( x x )… but he still loves his Jaebumie-hyung so much in his own ways, and it’s so beautiful to see him showing it so clearly once again!!

Even if his face shows that he’s pretending to hate it once again!!

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8x06 “Southern Comfort” // 10x01 “Black”
Supernatural Rage Caught on Camera

Posted as part of the Series “Of Blood, Bone and Darkness”:
A Carver Era Rewatch Hiatus Meta-Series

The bit about two brothers fighting on opposing sides of the civil war has of course always been meant as a direct and obvious parallel to Sam and Dean as vessels for Lucifer and Michael. Two brothers fighting on opposite sides - one on the side of Heaven, the other on the side of Hell. Interestingly enough one killed the other and overcome by guilt later brought his sibling home. The spectre possessed people and made them act on old grudges, things they usually suppressed and ignored - emotions they commonly had under control.

I don’t know about you, but when Dean got possessed by the spectre then and voiced all of his resentments outright and tried to kill his brother of course we couldn’t know that just one season later  Dean wpuld accept a mark on his arm from none other than Cain, the father of murder, who killed his brother so he would go to Heaven while his soul would get bound to Hell. It’s another brother story, another tragedy and I think one can wonder whether Cain, plagued by guilt, maybe visited his brother’s grave too like he did with Colette’s. In any case I find it really neat that we have a parallel between the brothers of 8x06 “Southern Comfort” and Demon!Dean and Sam in S10. And that not just visually when this supernatural rage is caught on camera, but mostly because wen we see this tape of Dean we follow Sam who is trying to get his brother home…

Some interpretations of early tintypes of women with their backs to the camera, believe the women are showing off their (lovely) long hairstyles. While very long hair was fashionable at the time, I like to think part of the popularity of this pose was a cheeky act of subversion.

With rapid technological developments in the late 1800s (including photography!) women began to fight for their own social equality. The camera allowed these women to create images of themselves, and they felt empowered enough to challenge the viewer by turning their backs to the camera and keeping their image to themselves.

Or they thought their hair looked great that day!

anonymous asked:

Am i'm the only who thinks that B gets ridiculously shy whenever he's around C? He's my bias and i know him pretty well, when B is with the other members who aren't C, he is always joking but when he's next to C he never really speaks that much as usual, he only laughs and things like that. I also notice how B sits when he is around C, his legs are more closer and most of the time he is always seeing the floor, it seems to me that B doesn't really know what to do when he is with C.

Believe me, you’re not the only one.

He is insanely shy and vulnerable around Chanyeol. A huge part of their interactions are Chanyeol teasing/flirting with/bothering Baek and Baek being shy and vulnerable as hell.

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I mean, this can’t be normal guys. It says a lot how he behaves around Chanyeol, compared to other members. He is flirty with the other members, that’s very true, but there’s just such a noticeable difference when it’s with Chanyeol, it’s too big to ignore.

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I totally get what you’re saying, anon. I’ve noticed this certain mannerisms before, and they haven;t changed what so ever. It’s like he indulges in the attention Chanyeol gives him, and acts cute in order to receive more of it.

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Only Chanyeol can turn Baekhyun into a mess of cute and feels.

-admin SFS

Yeah, Baekhyun’s body language is different around Chanyeol. That goes without saying. But…

Sorry, it’s theory time. I hope you won’t mind if I use your ask, but I’ve just gotten inspired.

Notice how all the gifs are from Mama era? I wanted to share some too, more recent ones, but couldn’t really find gifs that would fit. That would be as obvious and in your face, as they ones SFS shared.

I feel like something has changed now, you know? Baekhyun still act differently around Chanyeol compared to his interactions with other members, but it’s more… I guess tentative, but in the same… assessing? Like what he can or can’t do, how he should or shouldn’t act, but it’s not necessarily about Chanyeol himself, but about them being in public, on cameras. Because to me Baekhyun isn’t just acting bashful like he used to. Like “I’m so attracted to you, I can’t take it, what to do”. There is certain inner knowledge about his actions now. And sometimes just pure longing.

Lately, more and more I feel like we are missing something, and I start considering what if… What if they already reached a certain stage about their relationship, but they can’t or won’t show it openly (as openly as they could considering who they are I mean)? I feel like they are too careful, too self-conscious. And maybe I would believe that they are just two friends who don’t want to be shipped anymore, but I look at them, and I can’t.

It’s like… Recently, even though they may seem a bit similar to how they used to act in Mama era, they share these knowing looks now. Knowing smiles. Like a secretive language only they understand. And they use these small subtle touches to convey things they can’t show differently.

Idk guys, just look at them.

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It was just a couple of examples. The aura around them is different now, don’t you think? Baekhyun isn’t exactly shy around Chanyeol now (unless you mean the moments where Baekhyun’s feelings are spilling, and just being near Chanyeol makes him giddy). More like he is hesitant. “Is it ok?” “Is it acceptable to do it?”. And not exactly because of Chanyeol, or not always, but because of some outside factors. And Chanyeol is like that too.

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And now I just gave myself a headache… Sorry if I went kind of off topic. It’s just… these thoughts have suddenly popped into my head, and I had to let them out.

-admin MTL

1975 LED ZEPPELIN

It was era of rock and roll and Led Zeppelin was one of my favorite bands of the time. They were at the time Hard Rock and Blues. What a talented group of musicians. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. I was fortunate enough to see them play 4 times and 4 different tours. This was my last time seeing them and having my camera with me.

Back then they did not care about cameras in the audience as they do today. I would walk around and act as if i’m from the newspaper or some source for musicians, and no one bothered me. I could walk right up to the front or side of the stage. There were even times where I went back stage, although not with Led Zeppelin.

I had my Nikon F/2 and a small bag that held two lenses and more film. As long as you look and act the part no one bothered me and I just kept on moving around and shooting.

I would take 2 rolls of black & white Kodak Tri-X, Kodak high speed slide film, and a couple rolls of color.

ENJOY!

I found this list posted on twitter by Teenage Fanclub’s very own Norman Blake who was pointing out that the guy who recorded all these acts was heavily involved in the new Teenage Fanclub album.

So not being able to resist ephemera from the Glasgow music scene of teh early 80s I had a look and among the pop legends of the era such as Aztec Camera, Orange Juice and The Bluebells there was also the less acclaimed Dreamboys!

The guy is called Davy Henderson and as the list shows he recorded The Dreamboys on 3 occasions in 1980/81. A bit of hunting around on the internet also reveals that he was a member of Glasgow band The Fire Engines which Peter name-checked in a fan encounter video with the band “The Safety Fire” at Glasgow Central station back in 2013.

anonymous asked:

Hiya, do you by any chance know or have a link to the video where it seems like jimin is ignoring jungkook? Well maybe not exactly ignoring him, but Jimin was hardly talking or making any physical contact with him. I think this was during the run era?? :)

I think this is the video you were talking about. It seems like whenever Jimin and Jungkook are on camera together Jungkook is acting silly, possibly trying to get Jimin’s attention, and Jimin is just going on doing his own thing not really paying Jungkook any mind. Finally at the end though Jimin starts to laugh at silly Jungkook and they seem okay lol

It’s possible Jimin was upset or maybe he was just tired and stressed out.

Like Jimin said when he’s stressed he’ll stay quiet but Jungkook will come around and make him laugh so maybe Jungkook knew that Jimin was stressed and was working hard to make him laugh. Jimin always seems happy on camera but that might just be for show. When he’s laughing with Jungkook you can see how genuine it is.

Tell me if this is the wrong video and give me some more details so I can find it.

WOTO IS DEAD

Yesterday I received this message on my most recent upload to YouTube, no doubt a dig at the current content being uploaded to the channel but still a fairly accurate comment none the less.

I haven’t really spoken publicly about the direction I’m taking World of the Orange for 2015, mostly because I simply don’t know. So instead I’m just going to explain where I’m at and what’s going on with me and then y’all can rest easy once and for all.

In January this year I started working essentially full time on video editing for an external company. Completely separate from any of the personal editing I’ve been doing for the past 4 years on WOTO.

Reasons for accepting the job as opposed to forging forward with a YouTube-centric career?

The channel wasn’t providing a huge income for me and YouTube’s ever more broken platform for channels with less than 6.8 gazillion existing subscribers didn’t help matters. So yes, money obviously plays a factor. I have rent and bills to pay. I live with my girlfriend and my dog and sometimes we like to eat. Sponsorship deals would poke their heads around the corner from time to time but I’m not hugely into acting or presenting or generally portraying a false version of myself in front of the camera, which seemed to be what most of the offers coming my way required, so most of the opportunities I was turning down anyway.

There have been many incarnations of WOTO but generally people only think of one (2013/#CONTENT era). The channel how it is now is just another regeneration. (I’m aware that’s a Doctor Who reference and I’m sickened by it.) To explain I will have to cover essentially the entire timeline of WOTO. So here goes.

2011/2012. The channel actually started off as a comedy VFX channel. 4 years ago both myself and Liam were slightly below par video editors with some small experience in video effects software like After Effects. So we made little sketches like Epic Mundane Task’s etc.  

Then we gave that up. The stress of producing high quality content regularly whilst juggling work and university was insane. So we actually ended the channel. During 2012 we ended the channel. It was dead. We had retired. Resigned to the fact that it simply wasn’t for us. Then at the beginning of 2013 we sat down and turned on a camera, poked fun at the system and broke every rule that YouTube had asked us to follow with their “Creators Handbook” and made a stupid, poorly shot, poorly edited, piss take of a video. Then we did it again… every week, for an entire year. That was the peak of WOTO. The chaotic 2013 era that saw multiple collabs, sofa banter, #CONTENT and nothing but laughter. The second incarnation of WOTO is what most people think of it as being, still, even after Liam left, even now.

At the beginning of 2014 we tried to branch out with our brand. We reached out to radio and television to see if we could push WOTO beyond YouTube and further the brand. We spruced up the channel. We even attempted a longer format (incarnation three) over the summer to test our skills but after 6 months of mostly fruitless attempts we stopped pushing and not long after that Liam wisely decided to throw in the towel.

That was obviously a huge blow to the channel. It left me at square one. I didn’t know how to run a solo channel. Since I can’t do makeup tutorials or direct short films, I was faced with the crossroads of either vlogging or gaming. So I tried vlogging (incarnation four) and I hated it and myself within about 2 weeks. I had spent 4 years honing the skill of bouncing comedy off of my partner in crime Liam, not sitting alone in a bedroom classic vlog style. At the end of the year a pretty decent opportunity was offered to me as an editor. The years of WOTO weren’t fruitless, in fact they honed my skills as an editor better than a performer or comedian. So I took the job expecting to be able to easily continue providing content for the YouTube channel.

There was a transitional period, I moved house and settled in at my new job and it was pretty tough to find time to upload. So I didn’t. But without the guillotine of rent dangling above my head I was able to step back and take a look at the last few months of the channel. Did I want to keep uploading vlog-style solo videos? Is YT even a thing I want to do anymore? Was I just doing it to pay rent?

No, no and yes.


Honestly, I probably could easily keep uploading at least a single video a week but I realised I didn’t want to. For one thing the whole landscape of YouTube has changed so dramatically over the last few years that it’s not even a platform I like anymore regardless of whether I am on it or not.

But aside from that, I found that, bit by bit I was carving away at my own personality. Forcing myself to be very vanilla to appeal to brands and make sure that nobody watching the video would be offended or turned off by anything I said or did. The pressure to be something your not starts to really affect your ability to have fun and enjoy the content you’re creating. WOTO was supposed to be fun first and foremost and frankly it wasn’t anymore. In reality I would never heavily censor myself like that. I had built a version of myself that was starting to feel more like an act than anything else.

Recently, I started live streaming on Twitch in my spare time. Mostly I wanted to chill out after working all day and play a game. But I still love the interaction with an audience so streaming on Twitch seemed like a good idea. The reason I made YouTube videos was to have a laugh with my friend and provide something decent for everyone to watch. The comments on our videos used to make us laugh as much as much as filming the video did. It was like YOU were all involved with us. A huge group of friends from all over the world. But by the end of last year it was just me churning out a video containing a false version of myself in the hopes somebody would pay me enough money to promote something so that I could make rent that month. I had become the same as every other channel on the platform and WOTO made its name by swimming against the current. I no longer represented my own brand. I no longer represented myself.

So for the time being WOTO is in its next incarnation. Number 5. On a whole different platform. And yes, I guess that what’s left on YT is a gaming channel in a way. If you subscribed for me and Liam, we’ll pop up from time to time playing a game. If you subscribed for collabs with other YouTubers on a sofa, that ended 2 years ago. If you subscribed for me then I haven’t really gone anywhere. But if you subscribed for a specific type of content then likely it is gone. Essentially it’s complete overhaul number 5. Me, working as a video editor, then coming home and streaming games and possibly uploading that to YouTube for those who want to see it.

So if you wanna hang out with me this year I’ll most likely be at Twitch.tv/BradWOTO. If you wanna watch whatever bits and bobs I upload to YT then go for it! That’s great! But I think we have to say goodbye to WOTO 1,2,3 & 4 and accept that everything eventually moves on.

Honestly, I think you’ll be okay.

Disclaimer: This was ghost written.

The power to seem active while doing nothing is the crucial trait of classic-era movie stars; it’s the defining aspect of what it means to be loved by the camera. … It’s the part of acting that can’t be learned and can’t be trained, and Lohan—perhaps more than any actor of her generation—has it.
—  Richard Brody on Lindsay Lohan’s performance in “Mean Girls”: http://nyr.kr/Sea3SO
RANT : miss A delayed comeback & JYP Promotions

So this is going to be a rant/my opinion about miss A’s delayed comeback and how badly they are promoted. A few of you wanted me to write about it so here it is. So this is going to be long, so grab a something to drink and read on ^^.

First, I will start off with the delayed comeback. After reading an article about it being delayed due to 2pm’s comeback and the Seoul Ferry Incident. I understand and respect the decision. But what I don’t understand is why JYP didn’t state this earlier. I mean JYP could have said that due to this incident, all JYP artists will be delayed and then go into detail of each artist, months ago. JYP could have announced earlier that it’s most likely miss A will make their comeback late this year or next year. That way fans would be more understanding and not think miss A was going to make a comeback in the summer. I understand miss A kept saying ‘we will make our comeback soon’ to get fans excited but honestly I mean don’t say soon if you mean 3 or so months. I just wish it was addressed better.

Also another major reason why I really wanted miss A to have a comeback is so they are not performing the same songs at award shows or at special events. I remember I think 2 years ago it was the end of the year special time and K-pop artists performed all their new songs with remixes. Then there was miss A performing 'Touch’ (which was not even the song they were promoting at the time, it was IDNAM) and they did remixes. You could tell the audience wanted something new and so did all the fans. Don’t get me wrong, miss A performed great, but they needed a new song. Also I really wanted miss A to have their comeback before the JYP Nation concert. I wanted to see it on fancams and it could be their first performance of it. But since the comeback is delayed, that wont happen.

Now I will move on to JYP’s bad promoting. Now where do I even begin. I try not to think about how miss A is promoted as I get angry and upset but I feel I must speak. Today, Mnet had I think a girl group special. All girl groups were there performing either their comeback songs or songs that were popular. I was there wondering why wasn’t miss A there. T-ara was performing 'Number 9’ which was released a month before miss A’s 'Hush’. Yet miss A was not there. They should have been.

I’m going to say it, JYP is the worst at promoting miss A. JYP was 'good’ when they debuted, miss A appeared on variety shows and quickly became popular. miss A are the fastest girl group to win an award. You with think with this popularity, miss A would be on a load of variety shows and promoting non stop. But sadly that did not happen. It was only on special variety shows miss A appeared on. I think it was during 'Breathe’ era when Suzy appeared on her first ever drama (I’m not quite sure of the exact date). From right there and then, we could have said goodbye to miss A ever being promoted properly.

In no way am I blaming Suzy for miss A’s bad promoting, I’m blaming JYP. Suzy was given an opportunity and she took it.  Then all of a sudden JYP kept promoting only Suzy fro her drama’s. There were a lot of performances without Suzy due to her acting and this was sad to watch. JYP never gave the other girls opportunities and basically put them to the side. Durining 'Goodbye Baby’ era, Suzy got a lot more camera time and this continue through  'Touch’, 'IDNAM’ and 'Hush’. JYP always put Suzy on variety shows and she soon became the huge in Korea. Suzy has been on so many variety shows and it’s rare to see other members with her.  Because of this, rumors went around that Suzy did'nt get on with her members as she never saw them. I hated seeing this and was worried for miss A.

It’s only the end of last year till present day that JYP has given Jia,Fei and Min opportunities. Fei has appeared on more variety shows and I’m so happy for her. Min has been on 'GWGM’ as a guest twice and she seems to bring in viewers. Jia finally made her acting debut (even though it was a short appearance) but she seems happy.

Even though this is great, miss A is still not being promoted as a group. Suzy has a new film, and will be recording the end of this year. So does this mean the comeback will be delayed again? JYP you need to learn how to promote miss A!

So JYP here are a few tips to keep in mind for the next comeback.

  • Do not rush miss A into making an album (like Hush)
  • When the teaser pictures come out, promote them around Facebook,Twitter, EVERYWHERE!
  • Once they make they comeback, make them promote longer then just 5 weeks! It’s not enough. I’m not saying overwork them but don’t make them only do a handful of promotions.
  • PUT ALL GIRLS ON VARIETY SHOWS! Trust me people will love them!
  • Give them a reality show like GOT7!
  • Have more fansigns to meet there fans
  • Don’t lie to us saying a comeback will be 'soon’.
  • GIVE THEM A TOUR!
  • Lastly, promote all girls, not just Suzy! Make them global and listen to fans!!!

So that’s my rant and I hope I covered everything. Hopefully it’s not all jumbled and makes sense.

I’m one of miss A biggest fans, that;s the reason I’m ranting! I want miss A to be amazing and be recognized for it! Do you agree or disagree?

anonymous asked:

I don't know about, but I'm really happy that they have been more open in talking about lgbt+ stuff, as someone who is pan. I love it, but I was wondering if you had any thoughts on why they have been more open? I love it, I'm just kinda curious.

i think they have just been more open because of the rebranding or whatever. tatinof was basically the pinnacle of the danandphil friendship/internet branding. now that they don’t have to act 100% platonic,whether they are together or not, i think they just feel more comfortable acting like their normal selves on camera. so like the baking video was basically just a gigantic flirt fest hidden under a blanket of innuendos. and it was sort of just like a lot of their other videos but with the bass turned up to 100. and them being a lot more open about lgbt issues like dan mentioning how much the sia video impacted him or phil saying that no matter what gender or sexuality you are you should be happy or something like that in dapgo. they’ve sort of increased their mentions of it because it’s like introducing a new era. it really makes me happy because them indicating that they arent straight feels like i could be as happy as them one day, me being non straight also. and dan in his diss track talking about how he doesn’t identify with labels really validated me because even though i just tell people im bi, i often don’t identify with one label all the time. like they just make me feel so safe and good about myself

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I rewatched “Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Evans. Thus I come bearing screencaps of Chris Evans’ face and gifs of Bryce Dallas Howard’s flawless reactions.  It’s pretty much a feelbad movie that will leave you confused and uncomfortable (standard Tennessee Williams fare really), but it’s gorgeous and the acting is wonderful.

(Content warnings for scary 1920’s era mental health institutions, assisted suicide topics, and Chris Evans making sad eyes at the camera)