what's with all the bias questions

So You Think You’re Not Racist

Alternate title: “Levels of Racism: Why White Fans and Creators Have a Responsibility to Confront Our Biases”

So here’s a thing I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’m pretty sure it’s nothing new and if anyone knows of resources written by Black people that address this, please send me the info because I definitely want to read them. 

(Also if I’ve misstepped or misspoken in any way, please let me know. Criticism is welcome.)

Part of the difficulty of discussing racism, particularly with other white people, is that we don’t actually think about the same thing when we talk about racism. The way I see it, there are three levels:

  1. Individual beliefs and actions that are rooted in racial prejudice
  2. Subconscious racial bias that comes from socialization
  3. Systemic racism enshrined in institutions of power

There are probably more in between, and obviously these aren’t strict black and white categories; there’s a lot of overlap and blurred lines involved. I don’t know if any particular level is worse than the others, and I don’t think I’m qualified to speak on that. But I think these work well as large bucket categories.

The problem is that often people are talking about different levels without actually realizing it. When I try to get my parents to understand why level 2 might lead them to judge Colin Kaepernick’s method of protest unfairly, they respond as if I’ve accused them of level 1 racism. When I tell my coworker that I don’t like the Bruins because the crowd booed PK Subban every time he had the puck, I can tell he’s desperately trying to come up with a reason other than race because he doesn’t want to accuse an entire stadium of people of being level 1 racists, when really the problem is probably a mix of 1 & 2.

And obviously, they’re all bad. They’re all racism and we should fight against all of them. But I think we have to fight against the different levels in different ways, which is why people get frustrated with these conversations.

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**A Former Journalist’s Perspective on the Above:

Ok guys, let’s stop for a second and break this down–

Things Rian has said:

–There will not be a Han-Leia TYPE romance.
–I.e. this will not be a frustrating, unrequited love type thing.
–This TYPE of relationship dynamic will not be a centerpiece.

Things the VF writer assumed from Rian’s statement:

–That this somehow means there will be no romance at all.
–They assumed that just because the romance wouldn’t be the unrequited type that that somehow means no other kinds of romance at all. That is NOT what Rian said.

I used to work as a journalist for a massive international news network, and let me tell you- the number one mistake we were NEVER allowed to make was *assume* something from a statement- ‘assumptions’ being the hallmark of American journalism.

If I were responsible for writing or researching this story for my past job, I’d have had to get a direct quote saying “there is *no* romance in 8″. Hands down, if I did not have that direct quote, I would NEVER have been allowed to make such a statement. But not only is that quote NOT here, but the writer makes the egregious mistake of *assuming* that one type not being there is equivalent to NONE being there.

This, my friends, is most likely going to backfire. A bit like how JJ let slip that Rey’s parents weren’t in 7 and then badly tried to backpedal in a later statement.

Basically I think Rian will come back and personally amend the article’s assumption, either through twitter or in another interview. Because going by his quote, this is literally ALL you can *actually* take from it:

Things that Rian ACTUALLY said according to his statement, without the writer’s assumptions tacked on:

–The TYPE of romance Han and Leia had, i.e. grump vs. lovable cad, is not a type we’ll see here.
–That type of romance seen in the OT will not be a “centerpiece” to this trilogy”


Things Rian did NOT say according to his statement:

–There will be no romance (he did not say this!! He only specified a certain type!)
–That there will be no Rey-Kylo romance. (he did NOT say this! Again, he only specified a certain type! Not a pairing)
–That there will be no Finn-Poe romance. (again, he didn’t say this! Stormpilot wouldn’t even have the potential to fit into the angst dynamic Rian describes anyway)


Keep in mind the writer’s reporting bias!

The writer specifically pointed out ships by name. This is a person who has at least read a buzzfeed article about different types of SW ships, and yes, if you don’t think journalists read other peoples’ work for leads on their own stories, you’re dreaming- we do it constantly. If this person was out to debunk all ships, considering the writer works for ‘Vanity Fair’ and NOT a news outlet, he could swing Rian’s “not this TYPE of romance” statement in any direction he personally wanted to. And it seems he took it and turned it into an assumption of ‘no romance’ when Rian clearly never said that, is not quoted as saying that, only said that a certain TYPE of romance we’ve seen in the past wouldn’t be there. 

Short FAQ:

Q: But wouldn’t LF/Disney have to approve the article before it’s published to make sure it’s accurate???
A: NO. This is not how journalism, even the type VF does, works. I’ve had people in the past ask me for advance copies of stories to ‘approve’ and we’ve always politely told them no and subtly that that was an absurd request. SW also has a VERY long-running relationship with VF, which would mean an even more hands-off approach anyway.

So Let’s Make Our Own More Educated, Objective Assumptions (since the fandom aren’t journalists and allowed to):

–Everyone is STILL outrightly dodging the topic of discussing the Kylo/Rey dynamic. This is significant. This is the type of bone you want to chase. Clearly nobody’s being allowed to. Remember who is depicted on the teaser poster!

–Since only a certain TYPE of romantic dynamic we’ve seen in the past won’t be happening, that leaves us with a whole slew of others. If unrequited love isn’t on the menu, then the opposite of that is REQUITED. If it won’t be “burning”, then it could be MEANINGFUL. All Rian’s done is scratched one potential item off the menu- it doesn’t meant the rest of the menu isn’t still there! When you look at most of our fanfiction anyway, is it really unrequited love? Or is it almost always an underlying understanding of “Oh god, this is happening- this is scary but it’s almost fatalistically inevitable!” We may not have been barking up the wrong tree here on how this will play out.

–When Carrie was asked at the 2016 Wizard World con in Chicago if any of the characters would be friends with Kylo (who she kept calling “her son”) the FIRST WORDS out of her mouth were “Well Rey is very forgiving…” but then after the slip (yes, slip!) she immediately tried to backpedal and say “He’s an asshole”. THAT, my friends is solid- Carrie was asked about friendship with Kylo, and the first person she names is Rey. No, she did not say directly that they would be friends- she CAN’T say something THAT specific. Saying something like that would be extremely specific. But the fact that she named ONE character in a POSITIVE vein with regards to Kylo is the closest she can legally get to saying “Rey and Kylo will have a working, friendly relationship at the minimum” without the Disney lawyers coming after her, which is why she amended with a negative statement by calling Kylo an “asshole”.

KEEP IN MIND: Production for the new SW films is slippery as fuck. They will wrap you up in semantics if they think they can make your brain redirect, and then when something actually DOES happen later, smile enigmatically, shrug their shoulders, and quote obi-wan by saying “Well by a certain point of view!”

So to recap on the highlights:

-DON’T let a writer’s possible anti-shipping bias influence you
-DON’T let poor assumptive journalism confuse you- again, making assumptions without the blatant facts to back them up are a classic hallmark of American journalism and international journalists are VERY keenly aware of this problem and have to work around it constantly
-DON’T take Rian’s statement about ONE TYPE of romance happening to mean *no* romance is happening because that is NOT what he said!

Personally, I’m not that concerned- I do not feel that reylo is impacted by this guy’s assumptions nor Rian’s statements because all he’s said is that OT-type unrequited love won’t be a main strain of the story. Well that leaves a bazillion other juicy possibilities. This writer has made some assumptions that *cast* members have already somewhat contradicted, and personally I’m more inclined to believe them than some dude writing for VF. I also do not condone supposedly reputable publications twisting around quotations from production and making *massive* assumptions, because what this guy has done is exactly that. It’s *massive* to sweep *ALL* romance off the board when Rian didn’t even say that!! This clear bias and disregard for what was actually said makes me question the validity of the rest of his articles. If I were still working in journalism looking for story leads, I’d take things this guy has said with a grain of salt and tread very carefully after reading a good word twisting like that. Those are the sorts of things that make reporting very unreliable.

I’m not sure how to end this, so I’ll just say that I hope this has helped, I hope this has also shed some light on how these things work and how they SHOULDN’T work, and frankly, KEEP SHIPPING, GUYS because I don’t think anything has been killed or debunked or anything like that. If anything I feel like if unrequited love isn’t happening, the requited love is that much more of a strong possibility and BOY should that make the ants quake in their boots with fear. >:3

Credit to @sleemo for the above screencap and for letting me use it- thanks friend.

anonymous asked:

Hey dude how do you feel about all the pewdiepie drama lately? Honestly I still love him, he made mistakes trying to make a joke and he realized what he did was not cool and apologised. I dont think he deserves all the backslashes and hate he's gotten. But anyway what do you think?

(this post is talking to people generally, not specifically to you, the person who asked. :>) 

WHAT I FEEL ABOUT THE PEWDIEPIE SITUATION 

cuz I’m getting so many asks on it. 

I was in California for when this situation happened in Long Beach comicon from an event I literally came back from tonight, and I’m, both disgusted, and I’m not even surprised that this happened. If anything, I’m surprised it took so long for everyone else to finally chip in and see the vulgarity that the media is placing on Pewdiepie. 

I watch Pewdiepie’s videos every day. I also watch him more often and favor him over literally any other channel for he’s even apart of my daily routine. I wake up, watch the new vid that came out, and then draw. He’s by far my favorite channel, (I know, CRAZY! innocent little me doesn’t seem like the type to enjoy his entertainment, but I truly do, and will be a bro forever. XD lolol) and because I’ve been actively watching him without fail as a big fan of him for the past year, I’ve seen from the beginning how the media has placed attack after attack on him, warping what he says out of context to make him out to be a monster, when he is infact NOT. because I would watch the videos first and see the context of his videos before the media threw lies at him. The proof, in my opinion, is undeniable that pewdiepie is being attacked. It’s actually because of how I see raw proof of evidence of how disgusting the media is that I don’t trust a lot of news I see anywhere, even regarding politics because the media targets that like it’s a gold mine. (because for them it is. it’s all about money to the media, NOT morals or standers, click bate and ad rev and controling people’s views and opinions so they can keep wracking in more money for later scandalous news articles and reports. it’s all a fake greedy glutenous ploy for money.) So seeing what happens to pewdiepie, I don’t trust most media, because they are the same people that make news on everything, even to people I don’t always agree with or support such as Donald Trump. I will say that I am definitely not a Trump supporter, but the media does the same thing to him as they are doing to Pewdiepie, they are in the same position, Just… food for thought… 

Now when I say this, I want to make it clear that my point when I say this is that, be careful what you believe when it comes to hollywood, news, the media, the press, even when it comes to people you hate, or love.  

I may be only 22, so it’s probably not saying much when I say this, but I have NEVER seen the media, the press, news, even the bias of some teachers in education, Hollywood, etc become so full of lies, let alone people be so GULLIBLE as to believe whomever gets to them first, and then believe it without question, or do any background check, or research. The people that think Pewdiepie is what the media is making him out to be, is just as ridiculous to me as the media itself who is accusing him of these horrendous labels. Like seriously, the least you can do is watch his videos to actually see what’s going on. it takes all of 15 minutes. I don’t understand how people can be so disgustingly violent and ready to believe and hate and disrespect someone so quickly just because someone pointed the finger to them, let alone with false evidence, when they have NO idea what the story is? HOW Can you people be so hypocritical to call someone scum, and then act like scum, TO SOMEONE WHO IS INNOCENT!

basically, the media is disgusting, and I’ve seen it’s vulgarity for a while, and I find the people that believe it to be wrong too, especially when they spread hate themselves and lets the media control their views.  

Look, I’m not saying that Pewdiepie’s jokes were in good taste, and that labeling it as “oh it’s just a joke” justifies the bad joke he made, and I can understand why it would be offensive to some. but an offensive joke is something worth forgiving, that’s just a mistake, and it’s a COMMON mistake that many do, everyone is guilty. it only matters because he’s in the public eye. like it’s not like he raped someone, or committed murder. and unlike those things, a joke, does NOT define a person for what they truly believe in, that’s why it’s a “joke”. So to call pewdiepie any of the horrendous names that the media is labeling him under, is absolute slander and bull, it’s disgusting, it’s inhumane considering the fact that it’s literally an all out attack to give attempts in ruining his career, Just So the media can make money off of a story that isn’t even true.

I see other’s such as Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, h3h3, CToastKen, even The Amazing Atheist who hates pewdiepie, etc. defending pewdiepie, and these hypocritical “social justice warriors” who’s blindly follow the horrific media trying to tear down Markiplier and all who defend pewdiepie with hate, and calling them homophobic, racist, nazi, kkk, antisemetic etc. I even saw people accusing Markiplier, one of the most genuine and respectful people on youtube’s platform, being called these things today…So originally, being a small tiny youtuber in comparison to the giant youtubers who are being attacked just for defending a friend who is innocent…. I was scared to talk about this subject, because unlike them, a lot of hate for me defending pewdiepie can seriously hurt my channel…. And chances are, I will receive hate for this post, and will be labeled the same things as them. but ya know what?… I don’t care… And if people don’t agree with me and think I’m a homophobe, or a sexist, or a racist, and attack people and tell people to go die over a situation you don’t even know, (despite that I’m a female, feminist, liberal that is apart of the LGBT community) you can gladly unsub to me if you so desire. And I will respect that. because respect, is important. it’s not easy to respect someone you don’t agree with, or even someone who hurts you, it definitely takes the bigger person to respect something you don’t agree with, And it seems like a lost trait these days… 

So I’m ready and prepared for whatever is thrown at me once I click that little blue button saying “post” in the bottom right corner of my post. 

I completely 100,000% defend Pewdiepie, and stand firmly by him. The Media is disgusting.

First You Came for the Trans Women: An Open Letter to the Chicago Dyke March Collective

Core Members of the Chicago Dyke March Collective (CDMC),

I am a Jew. I am also the first trans woman to have been a member of your collective. I am writing in regards to your collective’s decision to ask three women carrying Jewish pride flags to leave the 2017 Chicago Dyke March.

My interest in questions regarding inclusion at the Chicago Dyke March goes at least as far back as 2009, the year when I became a core member of your collective. Almost immediately I became concerned when another core member violated a trans woman’s privacy in such a way that, had it happened to me, I would have considered it a violation of my sexual boundaries. In the backlash that ensued after I voiced my complaint other core members put their feelings before trans women’s need for safety and scapegoated me. It was only after the aforementioned core member of your collective violated my sexual boundaries, demonstrating even to the most loyal member of your collective that my concerns were justified, that the verbal abuse subsided. But still no justice. It was nearly two years before representatives of your collective met with me to talk about what had happened. Your collective made four promises to me and to Chicago’s queer and trans community. It immediately kept the only promise that required it to do nothing substantial—the promise to publicly apologize. To this day it has not kept its other three promises. But it has found new ways to hurt me, including publishing personal correspondence that had the potential to out me. The last time I asked CDMC about its cascading failure, it gave me no collective answer, but in 2012 one of its members responded in a way that now seems like eerie foreshadowing: She said that your collective owed me nothing because I had already gotten my “pound of flesh”, thus drawing a connection between me and an antisemitic caricature.

I am hardly the only one who wants answers from your collective. Many people are now asking, “Was the Chicago Dyke March Collective’s decision to ask three Jewish women to leave the march antisemitic?” It is a fair question. The political right likes to use divide-and-conquer schemes to keep us from uniting to confront oppression. As April Rosenblum argued in The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere, one of the most successful instances of this scheme has been the scapegoating of Jewish people to keep us from focusing on our real oppressors. Blaming diasporic Jewish people for the actions of the State of Israel is the latest variation on a theme at least as old as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Of course not all fair questions have “yes” as an answer. To find out if your collective’s actions play into systemic bias against Jewish people we need to look at the facts. I was not at the march, so I will charitably assume the account your collective gave in its statement is true. You wrote, “We have since learned that at least one of these individuals is a regional director for A Wider Bridge” (emphasis mine). Does it need to be said that what you learned about one of the Jewish women after you asked her to leave the march could not have been the reason you asked the women to leave the march? You also wrote that the women were “carrying Israeli flags superimposed on rainbow flags”. If the flags you were referring to were like the one seen in a photograph published to the web site of the Windy City Times on Saturday, there was nothing superimposed on them besides Stars of David, making them no different from the Jewish pride flags I first saw at Dyke March in 2005 (five years before A Wider Bridge was founded). The Star of David is a symbol of Judaism and my people, the Jewish people, and there is nothing inherently Zionist about it. It is evident to me that your collective has put some people’s feelings before Jewish queer women’s need for queer community.

I find no comfort in your assurance that “anti-Zionist Jewish volunteers and supporters are welcome at Dyke March and were involved in conversations with the individuals who were asked to leave”. For one thing, Jewish people, including those of us who express our pride through the use of Jewish symbolism, should not have to be extensively educated on all political viewpoints before we can participate in an event that is purportedly for all “dyke, queer, and trans” people. For another, all too often Jewish people are subjected to a political litmus test that non-Jewish people are not. (Nobody asked me what my views on Palestine were before they found out I had Jewish ancestry. Such selective outspokenness on Palestine does a disservice to both Jews and Palestinians.) Finally, it reminds me of the reassurances I heard after your collective violated me—that there were trans people who nevertheless stood among you. The goal of solidarity is not to collect oppressed people to insulate yourself from criticism even while you crush us. Rather, the goal of solidarity is to stand with all who are being crushed throughout our struggles even while we resist internalized oppression. In 2010 your collective’s insistence that I was “welcome” to participate in a march with people who had hurt me did not stop your collective from violating me again. And in 2017 your collective’s insistence that the Jewish people you approve of are “welcome” to participate in a march where my people have been harassed does not make your collective any less antisemitic.

L’shalom,
Veronika Boundless

[FANACCT] 170611 KNK “해달별" Fansign Experience at 제일라아트홀 (Fanboy)

Hi again! 

I’m here with my fanaccount for KNK’s fansign during their “해달별" promotions.

This was a notably important fansign for me because I’m pretty sure this is my last fansign event before I leave Korea on the 22nd…

I’m so sad. ㅠㅠ

Anyway, it was a really awesome event and I’m glad I got to see my favorite group up close and personal again.

I did a video about their fansign before during “U” era too.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

KNK’s fansigns are getting more competitive nowadays, with fans buying more than 10 albums to have a chance to get in. I originally bought 9 albums, but after seeing a fan next to me at the CD store buy 10, I bought 3 more, totaling up to 12 albums overall. And I got in!

On the day of the fansign, I found the building where it was held and headed to the B2 floor. Some fans were waiting to get in, but the staircase and entrance was rather narrow. I showed my Alien Registration Card to verify my identification (though a passport works just as well) and the staff told me to pick a card that was on the table. The assorted cards were all face-down, and this was to determine my seat number. I got number 63. 

I took my seat, but the rows of chairs were all close together and narrow too, not allowing much room. This was a noticeable inconvenience when fans had to squeeze past each other in the rows. I spent a huge amount of time before coming to prepare a fanletter for my bias Seungjun, so I had to write down all the post-its for the members that I would put in my album.

Soon the members appeared and the fansign went underway. They looked so handsome as always, but they look especially good with the suits in this era aghhhh. 

Sorry that my picture’s quality isn’t too good, but this is how the fansign was conducted. The order was: Jihun→Inseong→Seungjun→Youjin→Heejun

MEMBER INTERACTIONS (with pictures and gifs!)

I’ll fast-forward to the interactions I had with each member. I’m sorry that I forgot some things that happened, but in the thick of the moment, it’s hard to process and take in everything that happened (for me). Luckily, I met someone at the fansign that was kind enough to take a video of me when I went through this great experience. I was really nervous again, because they’re my favorite group and this was my last time, so I was even more anxious. 

JIHUN

So leader Jihun was first this time around~ Actually he was rather quiet today as well; when I met him at a fansign last year, he was rather soft-spoken too. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. I pointed to the questions I had brought for him on the post-its and told him I was a part of an international KNK fan group on Facebook, and I gathered some questions other Tinkerbells wanted to know about KNK. He was listening and then all of a sudden, said, “Ah. International,” in English. THAT WAS FREAKING CUTE AHH. He was really handsome up-close, though. He looked mature and cool when he was in thinking mode, but then he lapsed into squishy mode when he smiled and it was just adorable.

He really thought deeply about the questions I wrote. I guess he had to think a lot about how to answer them. But another factor was that time was really limited and the staff members were quite strict so they moved our albums to the next member by force, cutting our time short. 

Blue post-it note:
Q: Which member is really the closest to Jihun-hyung…?
A: I’m close with all but umm… Heejun?!
Jihun had some trouble answering this question but dang, I didn’t expect him to think so seriously about it. ㅠㅠ I’m sorry if I had to make you pick a favorite! I know you all love each other LOL. 

Yellow post-it note:
Q: Where do you draw the inspiration when you make the choreography (for KNK)?
A: There’s just times when suddenly… Ttak! 
I forgot what other little things we said after he answered those, but I had to move on. I gave him high-fives as a farewell and moved over to… Inseong!

INSEONG

Next was my second bias, Inseong. I greeted him by saying, “Inseonggie hyung~” hahaha because he’s just a fun, cool guy. He grinned and asked, “Hyung?” I SWEAR THIS WAS SO REMINISCENT WHEN I FIRST MET HIM in person when he asked me, “Am I hyung?” LOL. But he is just killing the visual game nowadays. He looked especially handsome today. He asked me where I’m from and I told him America, more specifically Hawaii. 

Bottom post-it note:
Q: Is there a place you really want to visit (vacation-wise)?
A: Hawaii

That’s probably why he cleverly wrote his answer as “Hawaii” for my question, but I’m not complaining! Inseong is really easy to talk to. 
I told him that his hairstyle for this concept suits him very well and that he looks really handsome. He was really happy to hear a compliment and ahhh he was just an excited hamster. I assured him that he was already handsome but now, even more. I basically complimented him a lot because he deserves more love and attention!!

Top post-it note:
Q: The most difficult point of this promotion…?

A: Live…!?

He explained that singing live was one of the toughest parts of promotions. I asked why, and he said it’s because he has to sing rather high. I understand him because him singing the chorus in “해달별" while dancing pretty vigorously looked really tiring… But he pulled it off! I told him he was really good and that he’s doing well. I feel like he was insecure a little about his performance as a vocalist and how well he does and I wanted to reassure him. It was time to move on so I told him bye~ Inseong really does have a warm heart and he’s such a nice person please give him lots of affection and reassurance

SEUNGJUN *BIAS ALERT*

*sigh* I really can’t express how great and caring Seungjun is. I can tell he truly loves and adores his fans, and it shows from the way he treats them. He said my name like, “Junior?” in a cute tone and I said cutely too, “Seungjunnie-hyung~” AHAHAHAHA. He immediately looked at my questions and more antics ensued.

Blue post-it note:
Q: POKEMON or DIGIMON, you can only choose one
A: *marks Pokemon* but went the extra mile to show his UNCONDITIONAL PREFERENCE FOR DIGIMON LIKE WHAT THE NOOOOOOO

Yellow post-it note:
Q: Is there a member you want to live with for the rest of your life?
A: Inseong Jihun

At first, he took a look at the blue note and I reiterated, “You can only choose one!” Without hesitation, he answered, “Digimon!” I was like WHAT THE HECK, NO YOU CAN’T CHOOSE DIGIMON OVER POKEMON OMGG.

He was so firm, he was like, “Digimon~” in a cute tone and I told him, “Why??” He seemed a bit sympathetic and marked Pokemon, but said, “Digimon~” again and decorated a box around the word Digimon. DANG IT SEUNGJUN. I was like OTL because I came dressed in a Squirtle hoodie because I thought he loved Pokemon more but that happened. I mockingly complained, “I came dressed like this too…” Seungjun chuckled and then proceeded to gently grab my arm and draw a little heart on the Squirtle patch design on my hoodie!!!

SJ: *in a Korean accent* Hearteu~
I internally died at this cute action like I AM NEVER WASHING THIS HOODIE AGAIN LOL

I also made sure to give him the letter I worked on. He then looked at my second post-it, which he thought about for a moment. At first, Seungjun wrote Inseong, so I asked him why. He said because Inseong is funny. BUT THEN LAST MINUTE Seungjun scratches out Inseong’s name and writes Jihun AND HE DIDN’T EVEN GIVE A REASON WHY LOL. So that made think like HMMMMM this ship really sails itself huh… Now I had to tell him that this was pretty much my last chance to see them…

Me: Actually, on the 22nd, I’m leaving Korea, so this is my last chance to see you guys. I’m really glad I got to see you guys often while I was here.
SJ: *in a cute pleading voice* Don’t go~ (AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH)
Me: I don’t wanna leave either!

And then this happened.


OMG I was so flustered when he asked when I’ll be back with that cheeky smile that I accidentally lapsed into English hahahaha. He probably didn’t understand what I said, but I had to move on ㅠㅠ!! Wait for me Seungjun, I’ll be back!! I really want to cry now… Hahahaha. And it ended cutely because I kept shaking his hand, and then…

Thank goodness. He is the best and he’s always so sweet!!

YOUJIN

Okay I’m going to start off my account of Youjin because right when I got to him, he asked me, “Are you a fan of Seungjun?” BWAHAHAHA he called me out!! I told him that I liked all the members but yeah, Seungjun was my fave… If he noticed that, then wow… 

And then it was like another round of deja vu because I told him I was from Hawaii and that he should come, and he replied, “I want to go too!” LIKE THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE SAID LAST YEAR AT THE FIRST FANSIGN LOL.

He looked over my questions and I told him they were from other international fans. He got super excited over the Overwatch question and his inner fanboy came out. 

Yellow post-it note:
Q: Which heroes (do you use) when you play Overwatch?
A: Roadhog, Reinhardt, and… the last part was a bit illegible but I think he wrote the name of a Korean Overwatch player named 후아유. [If anyone wants to help me out with deciphering that, it’d be much appreciated~]

He was so happy when talking about his mains for OW, but I had to tell him that I actually didn’t know the game at all loooool. I wish I could’ve nerded out with him but idk ㅋㅋㅋ He even asked me, “Isn’t Overwatch quite popular in America?” lmaooo which is true but yeah, I’m clueless.

Blue post-it note:
Q: What are you most afraid of??
A: Bugs! 1인칭 horror game.

So Youjin seems to be the least fearful in the group so I also wanted to know what scares him. He wrote “bugs” and I couldn’t believe like this guy didn’t flinch for the ghost prank or a VR zombie slashing him but he’s afraid of insects??

I’m not judging tho but dang.AND OKAY I SEARCHED UP THE HORROR GAME HE TALKED ABOUT AND THAT SHIZ IS NO JOKE.

OH HELLLLLL NOOOOO YOU CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THIS GAME CUZ SHIZ I WOULD PISS MYSELF DURING THIS VR EXPERIENCE

But Youjin is a cool chill guy who loves gaming so hit him up yo

HEEJUN

Heejun, Heejun, Heejun. You never know how he’ll be like. I heard from a friend that he’s different every time which is kinda true. The first time I met him, he was comical but on the quiet side, and we were kinda awkward… BUT THIS TIME WAS JUST OMG LOL.
He spoke some English to me even though I was talking to him in Korean which was cute. He said things like, “Where are you from?” and “Really?” Soooo silly. I complimented him on his English pronunciation and I DIDN’T NOTICE THIS UNTIL MY FRIEND SHOWED ME THE FOOTAGE SHE TOOK AND-

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. Heejun’s also quite chill but he’s so funny agh.

Yellow post-it note: 
Q: Is there a concept you want to try?
A: BTS’ Blood, Sweat, Tears 
hOLY SHIZ IS IT WEIRD THAT I CAN ALREADY IMAGINE HEEJUN IN THAT KIND OF CONCEPT? he already bares his chest sometimes like omfg and I can totally see him pulling it off like shiz I AM READY

Blue post-it note:
Q: Heejun-ah~ Please write down your favorite color!!
A: Black, gray
Heejun forgot because he even asked himself out loud, “Which colors do I like?” I told him, “Why don’t you know??” HAHAHA. 

I told him I was l was leaving soon and he just replied, “When will you be back?” LOL. IDK, I wish I knew, then I wouldn’t have to leave y’all ㅠㅠ I told him bye and he was like, “bye bye!!!” 

Later on, the members picked random seat numbers from a box and the chosen fans could take a selca with them. SO LUCKYY. I WASN’T CHOSEN BUT UGH IT’S OKKK. 

Then they played 공기, which is a Korean bean game similar to Jacks. Jihun got really competitive and he almost kicked the stage LMAOOOO. Seungjun was really bad at it and he ended up last. Youjin was first, followed by Inseong, Heejun and finally Jihun secured a place by a hair. Seungjun’s punishment was dancing to their title track with aegyo LOOOOOL he tried his best but he looked so awkward omg

And that was it.
My last fansign with them.

I love them so much, because they’re all so wholesome and show their personalities unabashedly. All of them are SO DIFFERENT and the dynamics are just so interesting and charming. 

SORRY I cut it a little at the end but I have to go to class ㅠㅠ I’ll tweak this a bit later maybe but I hope y’all enjoyed this!!!!

anonymous asked:

NOPE NOPE NOPE, you started this now you have to tell me more about these cuties,, you already have a universe about them? then please tell me more :))) like who are enemies who are lovers who are friends?? what are their stories? pls im curious. and ima be a little bias but Pisces is my star sign feel free to talk about him a little more :)))

Thanks for question! It’s a little troublesome to describe each character thou. Let’s talk about Pisces only if you don’t mind :)
Actually he does not have any open rivals or enemies in general. Has artistic nature, so he spends a lot of time with Capricorn (who dances and sings) and Taurus (she kinda inspires him). He and Scorpio are interested in human stuff Aquarius brings from the Earth sometimes, thats why all three of them have some little issues with Sagittarius, who doesn’t welcome this hobby. Pisces is pretty  romantic. There’s rumor that his kiss can resurrect people, but he denies it.

anonymous asked:

I was honestly so confused during the McCain portion of the Comey questioning. Was he asking why Clinton was cleared from the Russia investigation? Implying that Clinton colluded with Russia to Get her emails hacked and Trump elected? Or did I totally misunderstand what he kept asking?

A lot of people thought McCain was in some kind of genuine mental distress but I think people are underestimating what an evil motherfucker he is. (I do not like McCain. At all. So I am coming from a place of bias, is what I’m saying.)

(PS Arizona, this is a sign McCain’s about to screw you, just be prepared for that.)

McCain appears to have come to the wrong briefing. It seems like he thought this was a free-for-all, and that everyone was going to hit Comey with whatever they wanted to know about, rather than specifically questioning him on his written statement. I say “appears” and “seems like” because I think I know exactly what he was doing.

McCain’s words, on paper, seem confused, but his tone of voice made it clear to anyone who’s ever dealt with a passive-aggressive parent that he was trying to bring up the specter of the investigation into Hillary Clinton as if he was genuinely confused and not, as he actually was, fucking gunning for someone who is already out of the picture (in an official sense; obviously we have Not Heard The Last Of Hillary Clinton and thank god for that). McCain knows Hillary wasn’t involved with Russian interference at all; he just doesn’t give a shit that he’s supposed to be asking Comey about that and not anything that he wants to ask about. 

In essence he was operating under an assumption, which yes is weird but which was clearly assumed for the purposes of questioning, that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were both under investigation by the FBI because…maybe that’s just what happens when people run for president? Run for president, get an FBI investigation. And he was mad and felt there was a double standard because Clinton’s investigation is closed but Trump’s is ongoing. (He wasn’t really mad about this. He was “mad” as an act to make a point.) 

The most perplexing thing is why McCain should rise up now as some weird defender of Donald Trump, because he’s been critical of him in the past. The reason I asked if Trump was operating McCain like a puppet is that the entire act screams Donald Trump – defend yourself by attacking a woman, confuse your opponent, keep repeating nonsense until everyone gives up (or in this case you run out of time). So I have two theories.

1. McCain sees the writing on the big border wall. He is, after all, a senator from Arizona, which shares a border with Mexico, and stands to benefit economically from all the jobs and consumption and such that a massive construction project along the Arizona border would provide. Also, I believe Arizona went red in the election. So he’s trying to get on the Trump train (a terrible train full of well-done steaks) because if the wall does go up he wants to still be in power when it happens.

2. Less provable but more likely to my mind: Donald Trump got to John McCain in much the same way the Mafia “got to” the star witness in an organized crime investigation. Trump has something on McCain, be that political power over him or blackmail or what, I don’t know. But the way McCain behaved, the things he said and the way in which he said them, sounds like Donald Trump as filtered through someone who can’t believe he’s gotta say this shit. Down to the way he was at times terribly half-hearted about saying his lines, the way he mumbled shit he seemed ashamed of asking about. 

What John McCain said sounded exactly like Donald Trump would have said had he been able to speak, only done without Trump’s shouty, self-absorbed conviction, which is what really sells Trump’s nonsense. 

So I think McCain was delivering his lines like a good boy, and Donald Trump is probably thrilled that everyone’s paying attention to McCain’s nonsense because he genuinely believes he’s scored another point off Hillary Clinton rather than just forcing everyone to wonder if McCain needs a neurological examination. 

NCT DREAM REACTING TO NOT BEING YOUR FIRST BIAS

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M A R K

Mark will probably be kinda calm after a while but will be slightly salty at first. He would act as if he didn’t care but then he made the mistake of asking you who it was, which you replied with Haechan. He wouldn’t have cared if it was anyone else but Haechan??? He’d end up giving you both the cold shoulder for a while and be sarcastic af with you both, especially because he knows Haechan will tease the fudge outta him.

‘Why Haechan? Why not Renjun he’s an angel, but Haechan???’

Originally posted by sekaiveol


R E N J U N

Would be the calmest one tbh, he’d be slightly pouty that he wasn’t your initial first bias, and even more when he finds out it was Chenle. Instead of getting mad or annoyed at you he would become insecure and maybe even a little clingy, he’d ask you so many questions about if you love him anymore. If you even look in Chenle’s direction prepare to have deal with sulky JunJun.

‘Is it because he’s loud? Maybe it’s because he’s cuter right? Are you going to leave me?’

Originally posted by haecha


J E N O

If anything he would just laugh it off, it’s not like Mark is still your bias so he would be fine with it. Well on the inside he’s a tiddy bit hurt that he, your boyfriend, wasn’t your first bias. He’d probably unconsciously give Mark the silent treatment until Mark confronts him like wth dude??? After he’d be fine and would just live life, however expect a more clingier Jeno from now on.

‘Meh I guess it doesn’t bother me too much, I mean I’m your bias now right.’

Originally posted by na-jmin


H A E C H A N

Yeah you shouldn’t have told him full stop. He would give you so much shit, gives you the silent treatment and if you ask him for something he’d either be really sarcastic or tell you to go get Jaemin. It doesn’t help that Jaemin is practically another Haechan and would tease him as soon as he found out he was your first bias. This would go on until you complain to one of his hyungs and would get scolded for ignoring you.

‘Haechan cuddle me~’

‘Haechan isn’t in right now but he’s pretty sure Na Jaemin is, go find him.’

Originally posted by dovounq


J A E M I N

Jaemin would be super similar to Haechan, he’d give you the silent treatment once you had told him your first bias was Renjun and ended up walking out of the room. Anytime he saw you looking at Renjun or talking to him he’d make little comments and would walk out before you had the chance to speak to him. He eventually got scolded by Renjun and would apologise when he saw he hurt you, just know he’s gonna be 100x more clingy which I didn’t think would be possible.

‘Oh would you look at that guys, she’s talking to her bias Renjun yet again.’

Originally posted by haechannie


C H E N L E

Que the high pitched dolphin laugh, if anything he would tease you so much for having had Jisung as your first bias. He wouldn’t even care that it wasn’t him, he would solely mock you for liking Jisung and he’d never let you live it down. He’d tell all the members that you used to have little baby Jisung as a bias and would just embarrass you tbh.

‘Jisung was your bias? Park Jisung? NCT’s baby?’ *Dolphin laughter*

Originally posted by icetaeil


J I S U N G

Jisung would be in pure shock when you told him your first bias was Jeno, he’d freeze and not really know what to do in this situation. I don’t think anything between you guys would change other than the odd couple of questions that Jisung would ask you about Jeno. However he would become a bit cold to Jeno or just tease him a lot more than usual and would just target him if it was yaja time. He soon gets caught though and scolded, that’s when he sucks it up and realises that he’s your bias now.

‘Is Jeno more handsome do you think? Or is it because he’s older? Actually why do I care, I’m your bias now.’

Originally posted by bb-marklee


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Yoongi x Reader

Genre: Angst (kinda…I guess?)

Summary: You and Yoongi had a history which nobody knew about. Now that you’ve debuted, you know your paths would cross again.

Word Count: 1689

Originally posted by jjks

Yoongi tossed and turned in bed unable to get the image of you out of his head. Seeing you at that music show was the first time he’d seen you in person in almost four years. He couldn’t lie, you looked amazing and watching you perform was on a whole other level. He knew you loved music just as much as he did, but he never imagined you going through trainee years or debuting as an idol. 

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sovereignsolace  asked:

What data can you cite to show that addressing unconscious/implicit bias will improve lives outside a laboratory setting?

There was recently a great study conducted at Johns Hopkins hospital. Researchers set out to observe whether or not doctors were prescribing heart medication to all patients who were in need.  A surprising finding was that 30% of men weren’t getting the right medicine, but 45% of women weren’t getting the right medicine.  Women were 50% less likely than men to receive the right medicine.  The researchers intervened by having the doctors answer questions on a computer about the symptoms of every patient - notice this example of changing the process, not the doctor - and after that every person who needed the medication received it.  In this case, changing the system to mitigate bias likely saved lives!

160514 Fansign ~ [TRANS/Yoongi]

Question: What is your favorite girl’s outfit?
-cute outfit
-cool outfit
-sexy outfit
-casual 

Yoongi: *circles them all*

Question: How many kg is Yoongi oppa’s ideal girl weight? I will lose my weight! ㅎㅎㅎ

Yoongi:  80 kg

Question: What is Yoongi oppa’s ideal girl height?

Yoongi: *checks them all*

(Cr.)

It’s rather interesting to watch the gender bias** already sneaking its way into the new Tangled series fandom.

I keep seeing people condemn the King about how controlling he is of Rapunzel’s activities. I’m seeing people complain about how awful a person he is because he’s doing to exactly what Mother Gothel did to Rapunzel, and why he’s a terrible person for not being more accommodating to her trauma.

But here’s my question to all those people: What about the King’s trauma?

His daughter was snatched away from him, from right in his own room where he lie sleeping, and was gone for 18 years. For 18 years he just kept lighting lanterns and hoping for her return, all the while probably constantly reliving how he couldn’t stop his own daughter from being stolen, which is like the worst possible fear for a parent. On top of that, her hair is back, the very reason she was stolen to begin with.

I know plenty of people have already pointed out from Tangled BEA how the King kept closing any open window. Open windows like the one his daughter disappeared through 18 years ago. Even Rapunzel doesn’t have that kind of trauma-related compulsion.

So my question, again, to all the of the King-haters: What about the King’s trauma?

Why do you expect Rapuznel’s trauma to be catered to, but you’re more than happy to ignore the King’s? Comments I’ve read suggest there’s a gender bias, of people only caring because Rapuznel is a girl who went through a trauma, and condemning the King as simply being a controlling male figure.

And frankly, I think that’s bullshit. Be sympathetic to all traumas, or pipe down.


**Apparently my language above is not explicit enough, so I’ll say it more clearly: When I call it “gender bias”, it’s because of OTHER PEOPLE’S COMMENTS I have seen addressing the point. Just because you have seen other comments from the perspective of child vs adult does not mean these other comments do not exist.

anonymous asked:

If Snape had somehow ended up in Gryffindor, what do you think his dynamic would be like with the Marauders? Considering they would all be sharing a dorm together? Would it be roughly the same, minus the Slytherin bias? Or do you think there could be a possibility of a friendship between them? Or just begrudgingly putting up with each other's presence? And if Severus did make it into the fold, would they have still had Peter as part of their group? Loaded question, I know. <3

Great question, I enjoyed thinking about this.

The biggest issue is whether or not Snape ended up in Gryffindor despite the confrontation on the train (i.e. he was aiming for Slytherin, but the hat denied him), or whether he wasn’t married to the idea of Slytherin in the first place, and consequently he didn’t make the remark to Lily, so he didn’t end up in conflict with James.

If we take canon, and suggest that the confrontation took place, then I think that the boys would’ve remained at odds.  James and Sirius took a serious dislike to him, and he them, and I don’t think him turning out to be a Gryffindor would’ve changed their minds.  If anything, I could imagine them taunting him for being a Gryffindor when he thought he was destined to be a Slytherin.  

However, crucially, I don’t think they’d have bullied him as they did in canon.

Most importantly, a Gryffindor Severus could’ve socialised properly with Lily within Hogwarts, and just as Hermione was part of a group with Ron and Harry, I could see Lily staying loyal to her friend from home.  Without the influences and power plays of Slytherin, and without the relentless bullying from the Marauders, I could see Severus keeping a wider berth from dark magic.  I think he would still be interested in it, but I think he’d have taken Lily’s influence much more seriously.

But within the male dorm?  Well, I think that he might have made an alliance with Remus - who was another outcast, although for different reasons.  And importantly, if Remus and Severus befriended each other, and Severus was already friendly with Lily, then I don’t think there would be the need for Remus and Severus to band together with James and Sirius.

And as for Peter?  Well, I always saw him and Remus as pairing up because they had nobody else, and eventually, Remus was ‘adopted’ by James and Sirius, and Peter went along for the ride.  In this scenario, I see that Remus prefers Severus’ company to Peter’s, and Peter is left on the outer.  I can’t imagine that Severus would’ve been open to Peter’s apparent lack of talent, which leaves Peter searching for friendship with James and Sirius - who, as a twosome - were perhaps happy (as in canon) to have a sycophant in their group.

If we agree with the widely accepted notion that in canon Remus didn’t want to be on the outer, and he tried to dissuade James/Sirius/Peter from their behaviour…and if we agree with the presentation of Lily in the fifth year, who sees James as an arrogant boy who hexes others for fun…

…well, I can’t see them drawing together as a group of boys.  On the contrary, I rather imagine that Severus and Remus would be pulled into the group of friends that Lily had instead.

I think that scenario does add a rather more interesting take on the potential James and Lily pairing.  I always read Lily as being physically attracted to James, but his behaviour stopped her from being interested.  Once her friendship with Severus was over, and James seemingly changed, there were no obstacles to her pursuing a relationship.

But in a Gryffindor Severus scenario, the obstacles aren’t removed - if there was animosity between James and Severus that was established on the train, and if James had been a bully, and if Severus hadn’t been drawn into dark magic and he, Remus, Lily and her friends had a good group going…would Lily really have been swayed over by James’ changed ways?  Or would the animosity between her potential suitor and her best friend mean that she couldn’t date James?

Rant on EQUILIBRIUM

@tayegi about Equilibrium.

I have a little rant to make and I’m sorry if this is going to be a poem but I’ve been keeping quiet for a while now and after seeing some asks you received I just can’t keep my mouth shut any longer.
I feel like some people are reading Equilibrium for all the wrong reasons and even though I understand some of this readers are very young I still question their ability to put their brain to work in the right direction. I mean, I get that you’re naïve but some comments are just borderline idiotic (ex: calling the MC a bitch and blaming her for a situation she didn’t create all by herself). And if some of this comments come from a more grown audience than I’m really questioning the future of humanity.

I’d like to put into perspective that this is a FANFICTION which means that if your bias is being an ass you can pretty much hate him because HE IS NOT the real person. So all these Jungkook biased readers should see Jeongguk for what he is in this ff and not justify is every action under the idea that that it’s the right thing to do because you stan him ( and tbh if you stan someone and they make a true obvious mistake you should still recognise that and not try to make him look like the victim when he’s clearly not). [ also, I’m talking as a JiKook biased person ]

Equilibrium, ultimately, it’s not a LOVE story. It’s a story based on the flawed characters and their fucked up decisions. What this fiction does is not trying to make you choose between Jimin or Jeongguk or even Jikook, this fiction is intended to speak about how imperfect human beings can be, how despicable they can get to have what they want - whether that be something or someONE - and most of all it proves that you don’t need to have all nice characters to have a great story. In fact, the three characters are all despicable humans in their own little ways.

Jimin seems very innocent but he is not: he is in the relationship just for Jeongguk and he has no romantic interest in the MC as he stated himself when she confessed to him. He’s using her and her feelings, knowing that he’s leading her on, just to get to Jeongguk.

The MC: she’s in just for Jimin and even tho she blames Jeongguk for a good portion of what is going on, this situation is her fault as it is everybody else’s. She’s not the puppeteer some wanted to make her appear. She’s just as flawed as Jimin and even tho her current situation isn’t ideal and she clearly wants out of it and she has all the power to do so, she doesn’t. Why? Because she still wants Jimin and she’s willing to let her self suffocate in another relationship she doesn’t want for him.

Jeongguk: so, Jimin is in for him. Mc is in for Jimin. Why exactly is Jeongguk in this relationship? F U N. He said it himself. A relationship would be boring…but a threesome it’s all the fun, right? That’s why he suggested it in the first place. Not because he had feelings for the MC not because he had for Jimin otherwise he would have acted upon them when Jimin confessed to him. This is all a game to Jeongguk and even tho he may or may not be infatuated with the MC, his way of addressing his feelings is completely fucked up. If you think this is love than you should really reconsider the way you look at life. This ain’t love, this is OWNERSHIP.
Jeongguk is a psychopath possessive guy that acts like a kid with a new toy: doesn’t want to share it, would do anything to keep it to himself because it’s HIS. But the thing is, MC IS NOT AN OBJECT SO HE CANT OWN HER. The whole “you’re mine” thing is wrong on so many levels it’d take me hours to explain it but NEVER think this is cute. It may be harmless in a certain context, if said with affection, but when it comes from pure possessiveness it’s not cute at all, it’s actually really creepy cause NOBODY is allowed to think they can own you beside yourself. You are you’re true owner and everyone who begs to differ has serious issues.
Jeongguk is the most despicable of the group and you know why? He doesn’t care about the others’ feelings, AT ALL. He has been screwing Jimin all this time so we all supposed he had some sort of feelings toward the guy. If not love then some sort of affection, at the very least. Yet he didn’t even bothered to ask the MC how was Jimin when she stated he was very sick. Because he doesn’t care. He had his fun with Jimin and now he got bored and his new play toy is the MC herself whether he actually believes he loves her or not.

They all brought this to themselves and none of them has the courage to admit it and to let it go when they ALL know exactly what is going on. The MC is not even leading Jeongguk on really because he ain’t stupid and he knows exactly why they are still doing this stupid three way relationship. And let me put under light the fact that this is not a poli relationship anymore. This is Jeongguk making love to the both of them but a poli relationship is based on all the parties being active. So basically what we have is Jeongguk asking exclusiveness from MC whilst not providing it himself.

I’m sorry this was so long and I know not many people will read it but I just couldn’t shut up anymore lmao
Anyway keep up the great work Lu, there are plenty of us that appreciate it and that feel grateful of each and every update you do, whether it’s 500 words long or 10K.
Love you ~

Imagine Barba v Reagan custody trial PART ONE

Masterlist With all the Parts HERE 

Imagine Barba v Reagan custody trial PART ONE

“May I make an observation, Y/N,”

“It’s your hour,” You shrugged.

“Actually it’s yours,” She reminded with a small comforting smile, “Which is what I wanted to say. We’ve had a couple of sessions now Y/N and you haven’t really discussed how you feel about what is going on for you at the moment,”

“I have my reasons,” You offered.

“Would you like to share those with me?“ She inquired simply.

"Your services are being paid for by Mr. Barba which understandably could make you bias so I feat whatever I say could easily be misinterpreted into supporting him,” You elaborated.

“I’ve noticed that you rebel from anything involving your Father,” She observed.

“He’s not my Father,” You stated.

“Even the mention of him, you rebel,” She continued.

You shifted uncomfortably in your seat and looked around the room for the umpteenth time this session. You were in a yet another session with your court mandated therapist. She was nice enough and very good at her job. It took a lot of effort to deflect her questions and not reveal too much to her. You were weary about opening up but most of the time you ended up doing just that. You feared to have all your private thoughts and feelings aired out for your family to hear. You often used the excuse of her having a bias as a reason to deflect. It was clear bias, its how it works in the real world. Though you knew deep down that she obviously didn’t have one but it was a sufficient enough barrier to stop yourself from talking. You tried to get things out of her instead as your Law Guardian had just concluded the ‘discovery’ stage of your case which meant that she had interviews with all of you family members, teachers and anyone else who is in contact with you. Though you weren’t supposed to know this, you just researched it.

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K-Pop LED Concert Sign Tutorial

There are SO many kpop concerts coming up in the USA, and we all know this is our ONE CHANCE, our ONE OPPORTUNITY, to make our wo/man notice us. We must CAPTURE this moment, we can’t LET IT SLIP his palms are sweaty knees week arms spaghetti

I can tell you from experience that these things are NOTICEABLE and your bias WILL look at you (shoutout to jongin u da best boo). There are a few youtube tutorials on how to make a nice LED sign for concerts, but I thought I’d throw in my two cents here on tumblr. With SHINee World V coming up here in Dallas (and with me landing FRONT ROW TICKETS WHAT) I knew I had to find a way to make my ultimate bias #2 look my way. Taemin, I’m comin for you. I documented my step-by-step process on how I made this lovely sign, and I hope this helps everyone else out there make a sign for your bias as well!

(If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask me! I’m here to help!)

Here’s how!

170615 - BaekBama

Today’s bias is Baekhyun!

He’s got a photoshoot to finish, but then he’s all yours.

Originally posted by fy-sexo-exo

Oh wait, Chanyeol has a question for him.

Chanyeol: “Baekhyun… what is this?”

Originally posted by katherine8595

Baekhyun: “Oh.. hehe, umm, that’s probably a joke.  It’s just photoshop, I didn’t do it.”

Originally posted by acciobaek

Chanyeol: “Oh… I see.  Well, have you ever met Obama?”

Originally posted by pmkubra

Baekhyun: “…No.”

Originally posted by katherine8595

Chanyeol: “THEN WHAT THE HELL IS THIS VIDEO?!”

Originally posted by oldc0dexo

Baekhyun: “…I hoped you’d never see that.”

Chanyeol: “I do use the internet, Baekhyun.  Do you want to explain?”

Originally posted by porkdo-bi

Baekhyun: “…No.”

Originally posted by ethereal-baek

Chanyeol: “I guess we have nothing else to talk about then.”

Originally posted by halungkat

Baekhyun: “…I was going to be the bias today, but I want to make this up to you.”

Originally posted by yupxiao

Chanyeol: (pretends to think about it) “… … …Okay.”  (omg omg omg omg omg omg I luv him)

Originally posted by luhanki

Chanyeol: “Whenever I see him, Imma punch him in the face!  I don’t care if he was the president!”

Baekhyun: “…Please don’t, you’ll die.”

Originally posted by luedeer

Chanyeol: “WHY?!!  YOU THINK HE’S STRONGER THAN ME?!?”

Originally posted by chanhyun

Baekhyun: “Because he has security… with guns.”

Originally posted by baekthecorgi

Chanyeol: “Oh.  …I’d take my chances for you, Baek.”

Originally posted by yeollovemebaek

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EXO’s Reaction to Not Being Their S/O’s Bias Group

A/N: Yoooo I’m alive! I’m sorry haha. I got lazy these past few days but yay for the first EXO reaction! I’m kinda changing the pattern of how I usually write hehe. Next will probably be an AU reaction. Park Chanyeol has been ruining my life and so, I’ve got a new scenario under my sleeve hehehe. I’ll give a hint, it’s an AU one shot that I’ll be posting soon enough~~


Xiumin:

He wouldn’t be affected by it that much and would casually shrug when you told him, even praising the group himself. He wouldn’t care much as long as EXO was in your top 5 list. He would find your fan girling over the group quite adorable and would enjoy seeing you so excited.

“Oh yes, they’re great. The visuals and vocals are always on point”

Originally posted by ivana2299

Suho:

Offended so bad. He’d become extremely quiet the moment you revealed to him and would ponder on it the whole day. He would try to find reasons why EXO wasn’t at the first place and also try to find some faults in your bias group, especially in your favorite member, clearly jealous they were your number 1 but it would be extremely cute. Though you’d assure him that he was the one that had your heart and nothing else mattered.

Jagiya I’ve got more flexibility than him”

Originally posted by biaswreckingyourlife

Lay:

This innocent bun would be so confused. Why wouldn’t you put your boyfriend’s group at the first place? Would be the one question running through his head the whole time as he silently contemplated over it and would consider it very important, even asking you where they were lacking and genuinely wanting to work hard on those points.

“Is it our choreo? Or our songs?”

Originally posted by buylosecontrol-moved

Baekhyun:

He would pout at the discovery and annoy you so much about it with his whining at why you didn’t think his group was the greatest out there, silently dissing your favorite group in his mind. Not that you would ever know, but he would put on a deadly smile whenever he saw them. He would even go as far as giving you a personal show of his body rolls with all the heated looks and lip biting until you agreed he was better than your bias from the group.

“But jagiiiiiiiiii, shouldn’t you support your boyfriends group?”

Chen:

He would be silent for a while as his mind processed what you had said, followed by a surprised “WHAT?” making you laugh. He would still be shocked and surprised even after you consoled him and told him how you thought EXO was great as well but just preferred that group .5% more. Once he recovered though, he would fire questions at you.

Originally posted by angel-in-slow-motion

Chanyeol:

He would instantly become speechless like Chen and start frowning at why you didn’t prefer EXO over them, silently thinking about it. He would respect your choice though and probably appreciate the group himself as well but still would be slightly put off. Though when he found out EXO had secured second place in your heart that would satisfy him to some extent and he would accept the fact only if you wouldn’t fawn over the group so much around him.

Ok.. But why not us?”

Originally posted by co-kai-ne

D.O

Shocked AF. Like… Why? Just why? Like Lay he would keep thinking about it and study the group carefully to see what they were lacking. He wouldn’t exactly be jealous but would just find it surprising why you didn’t think his group was the best. Everyone has their own choice and he would respect that but he would want to be the best for you and so, he would work harder to improve himself even more despite the fact you already found him perfect.

“But.. Why?”

Kai:

Confused and silent. He would ask you once why you thought so but then would casually accept it soon enough. Though he would pay closer attention to that group, genuinely wanting to improve and to see the things that impressed you so that he could also get inspiration from their choreo and other things that he would create on his own so that maybe he could leave you breathless. As if he already didn’t

“Alright. What’s the thing that makes them superior?”

Originally posted by katherine8595

Sehun:

A blow at his ego. Legit. He would roll his eyes and would be like ‘seriously?’ he wouldn’t even listen to your reasons for the first few days before frustration would get the better of him and he would demand answers 5 days later. Though he would still think his group was better while respecting the other group as well of course (he would just be jealous haha) but would quietly point out imaginary flaws whenever they were on TV.

“Why don’t you date one of their members?”

Originally posted by gabrielagaeta

moreroads  asked:

Soooo, hi Haley. I'm new to Rooster Teeth through Camp Camp. What would be your suggestion for how to best go about watching the rest of RT?

Good question! First things first, there’s fifteen years worth of RT content out there, so do NOT go into it expecting to be able to watch it all at once, or even watch all of it ever. But the good news about that is that while you might not be able to watch ALL the content, there’s PLENTY to choose from and plenty of different things to enjoy.

First off, what kind of content interests you? Do you like Lets Plays? I’d try Achievement Hunter or any of the others in the Lets Play family (though I have some bias considering AH is the only one I watch consistently.) But I’ve watch some Demo Disk from Funhaus and that’s a lot of fun. I’ve seen some Cow Chop and heard good things about SP7, too.

There’s also other cartoons that RT has put out like Xray and Vav or Sex Swing (though they are cartoons centered around AH in-jokes and Funhaus in-jokes, but I still think they’d be fun if you went in blind). 

And of course, Red vs Blue is a great show and it’s what got RT off the ground as a company. Even if you don’t play Halo, you can still enjoy it (trust me, I was worried going in I wouldn’t get it because I don’t play much of Halo, but it’s all pretty much their version of a fanfic within the Halo-verse so you should be fine). Each season of RvB is about the length of a movie so it’s not as long of a watch as you’d think. However, you CANNOT skip the mini-series if you choose to watch, they are part of the plot. Usually. There’s some you could skip, but why would you want to when they’re so fun?

If you like anime, then RWBY’s a good bet, too. Just….avoid the fanbase, it’s about as good as any other anime-based fandoms out there. Ugh.

I’m also a huge fan of the Ten/Eleven Little Roosters series, though Ten was definitely superior in my book. If you’re into murder mysteries, you might like it.

If you have a FIRST membership, I’d definitely check out Backwardz Compatible, which has Miles Luna and his pal Kyle Taylor playing games that make them either rage or scream in fear. It’s great.

Or Theater Mode, which is just Mystery Science Theater: Achievement Hunter edition, and even when the movies are AWFUL, it’s funny to watch the boys suffer as they trudge through it.

On the Spot is RT’s official game show where everyone finds a way to break Jon Risinger’s spirit and happiness. Usually while drunk. It’s incredible. Some of my absolute favorite episode are the ones with Jeremy Dooley, or the No Swear Words episode.

Strangerhood is also a thing but….I can’t describe it. It’s just…an experience.

And there’s plenty of other content out there to choose from, this is just my own list of faves.