SUMMARY: You and Taehyung (V) have been best friends since you two were children up to now. He’s become famous and you barely seen eachother. Then one day, he comes to visit you and things you never thought would never happen, happened.
Guys if we as a fandom are serious about giving nct dream wins, we can’t half-as* it. We have to work hard because digital charts are really competitive and as we know from examples from the past, just because a song is good and supposedly “public-friendly”, does not mean it’s going get a lot of attention or chart well. We have to stream on melon, genie, naver, yt, and etc, pre-order the album, and get better at voting ( to be honest are fandom is really bad at voting sometimes) so we can give back the happiness nct gives us. NCT really only have nctzens to support them (SM doesn’t really promote their groups all that well even their top groups for some damn reason) and just because our fandom is not that big, doesn’t mean we can’t pull off amazing things!
David quotes Byron (he erroneously thinks he’s quoting Byron) under the light of the moon, in front of his “necropolis”. I decided to go looking for some more specific infromations about the “Byronic Hero”, to see how many connections we can find between the super A.I and this famous archetype. These are some interesting informations I have found on internet about the “Byronic Hero” as a TV trope.
Do you think we can recognize a bit of David in all of it?
“The Byronic Hero is a type of character popularized by the works of Lord Byron, whose protagonists often embodied this archetype, though they existed before him, it became prominent during Romanticism. Sometimes an Anti-Hero, others an Anti-Villain, or even Just a Villain, Byronic heroes are charismatic characters with strong passions and ideals, but who are nonetheless deeply flawed individuals who may act in ways which are socially reprehensible because he’s definitely contrary to his mainstream society.
The following traits are very characteristic of Byronic heroes and may be helpful in identifying them:
Is usually male (though female examples are not unheard of) and is always considered very attractive physically and in terms of personality, possessing a great deal of magnetism and charisma, using these abilities to achieve social and romantic dominance. One mark against him personality wise, however, is a struggle with his own personal integrity.
Is very intelligent, perceptive, sophisticated, educated, cunning and adaptable, but also self-centered.
Is emotionally sensitive, which may translate into being emotionally conflicted, bipolar, or moody.
Is intensely self-critical and introspective and may be described as dark and brooding. He dwells on the pains or perceived injustices of his life, often to the point of over-indulgence. May muse philosophically on the circumstances that brought him to this point, including personal failings.
Is cynical, world-weary, and jaded, often due to a mysterious Dark and Troubled Past, which, if uncovered, may reveal a significant loss, or a crime or mistake committed which still haunts him, or, conversely, that he may be suffering from some unnamed crime against him.
He is extremely passionate, with strong personal beliefs which are usually in conflict with the values of the status quo. He sees his own values and passions as above or better than those of others, manifesting as arrogance or a martyr-like attitude. Sometimes, however, he just sees himself as one who must take the long, hard road to do what must be done.
His intense drive and determination to live out his philosophy without regard to others’ philosophies produces conflict, and may result in a tragic end, should he fail, or revolution, should he succeed. Because of this, he is very rebellious, having a distaste for social institutions and norms and is disrespectful of rank and privilege, though he often has said rank and privilege himself. This rebellion often leads to social isolation, rejection, or exile, or to being treated as an outlaw, but he will not compromise, being unavoidably self-destructive.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for The Power of Love to redeem him; these characters are more likely to fall victim to Love Makes You Crazy, Love Makes You Evil, or at the very least Love Hurts.
He may actually acknowledge that his actions are evil, but state that there’s no way to accomplish his goals otherwise. More overlapping tropes include Utopia Justifies the Means, which, like a Byronic hero’s style, may be immoral or villainous acts in the name of some higher cause which would otherwise be a positive goal”.
Happy Birthday to Tom Holland, the light of our lives. He is a caring man that deserves everyone’s attention. As much as everyone is scared of him becoming super famous, he deserves the recognition so we should embrace the new fans that will come in the future. It’s impossible to stop them from coming because he is an amazing man who attracts almost anybody with his talented acting skills, handsome face, and kind personality. However, he is more than that. I’m so happy he has grown up to be a wonderful twenty-one year old man. Tom is one of the most humble and caring celebrities out there and we all love him so much. We shall continue to support him and celebrate many more birthdays to come! 💫
You slid your jacket over your slightly sweaty shoulders, you checked your phone to we that Samuel had messaged you. Even after he grew super famous he still chased after his older dance instructor. He was offically 18, you felt as if you should allow him to do as he wished for the past couple of birthdays. You were going to take him out for a date. “Y/N!” a voice called loudly as you heard the heavy sneakers pad down the hall before a hand lightly caught your shoulder “you didn’t say anything special to me today” Samuel whined “alright. Happy birthday” you tell him as he smiled. “So. Where’s my date?” he asked as you simply slid your hand into his.
Samuel laughed as you fed him “you’re getting old now you know?” you say to him as he smiled “you could have had me when I was younger” he jokes as he leaned on you “sorry I can’t get you anything fancy for your birthday” you tell him. “You finally went on a date with me” he says as he scoots closer to you. “And this year I’m kinda hoping for more than a cheek kiss” he hummed quietly into your ear. You smiled turning your head to look at him. “Will you let me?” he asked you.
You smiled softly “I think I would” you say as he smiles “then be mine” he says as you thought he wanted to kiss you more “like boyfriend and girlfriend?” you asked as he nodded quickly. “Okay” you say as he smiles “you’ll be my girlfriend?” he asked as you nodded. He quickly leaned over and pressed a light kiss onto your lips before pulling back and wrapping his arm around your shoulder with a pride filled smile. “I waited too long for this” he says as he reaches for his drink and sipped it. “Well you’re younger than I am and its a bit troublesome” you tell him as he nods. “No need to worry anymore” he hummed pulling you closer.
Note: Here’s the new episode of Kalafina’s regular radio show “Kalafina Club”. Sorry, this is super late. By now this is one week old >_< This won’t be a super detailed
translation or anything. I guess you could consider it a summary
but hey, you know me, my summaries usually tend to be quite detailed XD
As always be aware that my listening comprehension sucks so take
everything you see here with a pinch of salt.
heyyy just askin. i've been havin AU problems with UT too... how did you guys, ya know, make this AU like, super famous? (no offense intended, i mean, i love your au, we all do) it's just that, there's one au creator i know in the philippines who's starting to feel depressed about their au and i wanted to help them
Ahh omg, we don’t think our AU is super famous, but thank you!
As for your question…we actually didn’t do anything special ;v; When we started posting our art/concepts online we didn’t have high expectations-
Drawing a full colored comic with a regular schedule probably helped! Also we try to post pretty often so that people can have new content to see; keeping an organized blog could be useful too!
We hope these tips will be helpful, all you AU authors have our support! Stay determined!
THE FACT TAYLOR INVITED JACK AND ALANA AND RUBY TO SS SO THEY COULD MEET HER OTHER FRIENDS (AKA US, FANS) AND THE FACT THAT WE, FANS COULD MEET HER OTHER FRIENDS, WHO ARE SUPER FAMOUS BY THE WAY IS SO WONDERFUL AND MAKES MY HEART SUPER WARM INSIDE
You mentioned once that you took a screenwriting class (I think) where you learned about story structure and "beats." Is there anything quick & basic you can share from that class that helps you in your fic writing now?
Sure! I took some playwriting and screenwriting classes my first couple years of college, back when I thought I was gonna be a super-famous scriptwriter. We were required to pitch all of our projects to the teacher and the entire class, and at that time, we usually had to have a “beat sheet,” outlining the plot. If you use Au Cafe Pequod as an example, it generally ran as follows:
1. Opening/set-up. Set the scene, tell the reader/audience where they are, start establishing the central conflict, and, usually, introduce the hero. In this case it’s Mulder sitting in the cafe, watching Scully as she waits tables, thinking about the war and how miserable he is.
2. The kickoff. Something has to happen that sets the story in motion- such as a German soldier harassing Scully, Mulder coming to her aid, and the soldier’s friends knocking Mulder out.
3. Rising action/rounding up the team. Introduce side characters as they appear (so, in this case, Skinner, Maggie Scully, CGB Spender and his son, and eventually the Gunmen). If you haven’t finished establishing the central conflict yet, get that wrapped up in this section. If you’ve got a romance, use this section for your slow burn. Typically, this section is full of hints and “reveals,” such as the pies, Scully pretending not to speak German, and her acquaintance with Skinner. (And I’m gonna put the rest of this under a cut for people who haven’t read Pequod yet and might not want to know the ending.)
Continuing with project: Draw All The Elves, I have decided to get slightly more ambitious with framing techniques. (Which, yes, means that the current plan does involve assigning an image flower to each elf in turn, because I hate myself.)
Here we have Finrod Felagund, famous for being super into jewelry, for having a generally very even and gentle temperament, and for that time he engaged Sauron in a rap battle and then tore out a werewolf’s throat with his teeth.
I’ve always headcanoned both the Vanyar and Teleri as darker skinned than the Noldor, which I am aware some might find At Odds with the fact that the Vanyar, at least, are a race of blonds, but ask me if I care.
Next up: I have no idea! We’ll see who I find good pose reference for first! (Also taking suggestions, for lack of a better way of deciding!)
Ready for it..? The album starts with a prologue as she sets the stage for what is to come by meeting someone who is the same as her and them running off together and laughing at the whole thing - but she’s saying ready for it? Cause the story is about to unfold.
End Game: This is the true beginning of the story - I think these lyrics have 2014/5 vibes - “me and you we got big reputations, we’d be a big conversation?” My theory is she meets a super famous person and she wants to be his end game.
I did something bad: some hard core DRAMA hits. Her and the playboy/super famous person break up and end badly, he spent her change and he had it coming. Another villain is causing some serious drama in her life, talking shit, lying to her, etc and she’s done with it. So she stands up against the bullies and uses her voice to not let them walk all over her. Then the media breaks into a frenzy and blames it all on her. WELL LIGHT HER UP THEN
Don’t blame me: this is an extension of the narrative in I did something bad - she’s saying love made her crazy so don’t blame her for all the craziness that just went down. She dives in super deep and it makes her do crazy things. I think this is her kind of addressing the drama and the break up with the playboy/super famous person and explaining her actions during all of it.
Delicate: In the midst of all this drama and craziness and her reputation being destroyed in the media, she meets someone she actually might really like - in a bar. She wants this guy in her life but she’s worried everything that happened has dampened his perception of her. she’s starting to fall - but she’s also being cautious.
Look what you made me do: that villain just won’t seem to quit!!!! He continues to play a game with her on a tilted stage, he lied to her and tricked her. And I think she’s saying look what you made me do - you made me play the fool in your little game and now I️ don’t trust anyone. You took the crown (but later we’ll find out it’s alright)
So it goes…: this is where I start to loose the narrative a bit, this one is the hardest to place, but my theory is that her and the sweet guy from delicate that she met earlier hook up and everything else fades away and she realizes this guys got game lol and could actually be something this could POSSIBLY be between the break up with the playboy/super famous person and the person she rushes into in getaway car?? Anyways it’s a secret fling no one knows about it. (Open to theories here!!!)
Gorgeous: The timeline here is tough - But if we’re going off so it goes hook up happened quickly between the playboy break up and getaway car, then would say this is when she sees that same guy out at an event and she thinks he’s just so gorgeous and gets drunk cause she’s nervous and kinda looses her cool hahah but she says she’s got a boyfriend at this point and So it Goes def seems like they’ve hooked up already so not totally sure - another possibility is she wrote this looking back to where they met (also open to theories here!!!)
Getaway car: Remember the playboy in I did something bad? Well when they broke up it was messy and the villain and media were lighting her up at the same time, so this song is explaining how she turned to another guy and he was her getaway car from everything and it was a super fast whirlwind romance that she abandoned in the end like a robber on a mission. Unfortunately the guy might not have understood at the time so she’s saying don’t pretend it’s such a mystery think about the place where you first met me (running away from everything)
King of my heart: she FINALLY gives in to the guy she actually really cares deeply about all the way back in Delicate. She lets him in and it’s amazing and wonderful and he’s just finally the one she’s been looking for all of this time. She’s never going to let him go. They spend lots of nights on the roof being cute. She wonders if this is the end of all her endings (I’m not crying you are) But it’s still all hidden from the world.
Dancing with our hands tied: the word about their relationship gets out in the media and to the world and she starts to get worried. She doesn’t think he can handle it because no one can handle it but he says there’s nothing in the world that could stop it. She’s not convinced. But then they keep dancing and it’s still great and somehow it’s all still working and she’s so happy. She’s so sure that she actually says if she could do it over again she wouldn’t waste any time being worried at all.
Dress: she’s falling really hard at this point. And they have a great time in bed lol. But the bridge here is really important - even in her worst lies he saw the truth in her. This guy is a keeper and she’s not letting go.
This is why we cant have nice things: now that she’s in this happy beautiful place where everything else seems to have fallen away and not seem to matter anymore she is in a place where she can look back at the villain and laugh. She tried to cater to him and be a friend to him and he stabbed her in the back while shaking her hand. She’s definitely not making that mistake of trusting him again. Instead she cherishes her friends and family and love that stayed with her through the whole thing and didn’t care about the he said she sad. This is a great song and so taylor and I’m just so happy she made this for all of us. We needed it.
Call it what you want: this is written from that same perspective of - look where I am now, nothing can touch me because I found my people and my place in the world (hi 2006 tay)- and she’s letting all of us fans into her relationship with this guy who is actually the right one for her. This is so rare - taylor hardly ever lets us into happy relationships while they are happening - and I don’t blame her! That’s a really huge step to take and risky but she loves him that much she wants to share it with the world. She also doesn’t care what people say anymore. Call it what you want, doesn’t matter to her. Full circle here - they took the crown but it is indeed alright. This song is so important!!!!
New Year’s Day: she ends with an epilogue! this is a beautiful song about a moment, but also symbolic to everything she’s been through the last three years and how he’s going to be there when the party’s over and so will she. The parties are great but what really matters is who is there to help you clean up the mess (both literally and figuratively). It’s one of her most beautiful songs ever and I’m just so happy this is how the story ended and she’s in such a great place now with someone who truly cares about her and treats her right.
One time my junior year my friends and I thought it would be hilarious to dress up this kid as Sasquatch and take a bunch of photos of him in the woods and somehow we ended up filming a movie and then one of the photos ended up in the yearbook and we go to this super famous and fancy arts boarding school and now I just kinda sit in my room and wonder what I’ve done with my life.
the shoulder and the stars, minkey, pg. 531 words. minho and kibum discuss alternate universes.
Kibum rests his cheek against the broad slope of Minho’s shoulder. With a contented sigh, he draws as close as he can. Minho feels him shiver, which startles him.
“Kibum,” he frets, “You’ll get sick!” He discards his long white coat and wraps it around Kibum’s shoulders. Kibum revels in it, appreciating the warmth, and cards his fingers over the red stitching on the right breast: DOCTOR CHOI, DPT. “Thanks,” Kibum whispers, breath wreathing in front of their faces. “It’s no trouble,” Minho assures him, snaking an arm around his waist. “You wore it to keep warm,” Kibum observes, “so we could sit on the roof and look up at stars.” Minho gives a nod of agreement. “And yet here I am wearing it.” “Because you dressed too cold, that’s why,” Minho sighs. “You are always doing this.” “Okay, okay,” Kibum cuts across. “It was sweet and now it’s nagging.” Minho kisses Kibum’s temple in response. “Love you!” he chirps.
“I love you too.” They sit in silence for a while, Kibum occasionally pointing out constellations to Minho. Nearly thirty minutes pass in which they occasionally whisper to each other about the cosmos but largely marvel at the sky. Minho stares at the way they light up Kibum’s eyes more than anything else. “Do you think there are alternate universes, Bummie?”