its so fucked up trying 2 explain kpop to someone who doesn’t like kpop like how the fuck do you explain comebacks and music show promotions their strange as fuck fan service and how in the lords name do u show someone fantastic baby or wolf or catallena without cringing like fuck is kpop even real im starting to think its all one big fever dream
Tbh I wouldn’t even show Wolf to my worst enemy - I am pretty sure there some Geneva convention against psychological warfare about that somewhere..
Never say that you “don’t care” about a person’s orientation, gender, disabilities, illnesses, ethnicity, religion, or any other aspect of their identities
Because all of those things are inherently a part of that person and their identity and by “not caring” about those things you are saying that you don’t care about them as a person, and also erasing important aspects of them
"Not caring" is not the same as being accepting, and it is certainly not respectful
Who among BtoB's vocal line do you like best? I'm consistently impressed with how much control and stability Eunkwang and Changsub have, and while Hyungsik can be slightly shaky when the song doesn't suit his voice well, he can pull off some pretty impressive vocal gymnastics when he wants to and his deep bass is gorgeous. I'd have to say Sungjae is the weakest but since he's handsome/funny enough to get away with just being a visual/variety member, I'm always surprised by how good he is.
I basically agree with everything you said Anon.
I absolutely love Hyunsik’s tone but he is less stable live sometimes. (Also, a lot of the time he gets settled with the more crappy headset mics while Eunkwang and Changsub almost always get a hand mic - the quality of mics alone is sometimes really glaring)
And with Sungjae I always forget he is a singer when he is not performing on stage. It’s like that gets totally drowned out when he does variety. And when they are promoting again there is always this tiny “woha, right - he sings! he sings well!” moment for me.
All in all I love their whole vocal line. I love the whole group - they are very well balanced in their sound. (And I have a total weakness for Ilhoon since he and Bomi rocked Weekly Idol regularly for me)
I knew that if I ramble about voices I like in Kpop I was bound to forget people. (I also forgot Eunji & Sera in that other post…)
I want a story about a gay girl disguising herself as a guy to get into an all boy school. When she meets her roommate, he happens to have a banging personality and a very pleasing face. The girl has a sexuality crisis because she starts to fall for the roommate but in reality, the roommate is actually another girl disguised as a guy so that she can attend the school
This is really fascinating! I don’t think I ever knew the full fandom backstory, and it puts a lot of things in perspective. Especially how much Twilight fandom exists/existed outside of what we think of as the “norm” in modern fandom. Coming from Newsies fandom, which was just as much of a platypus — primarily on FF.net long past the time everyone else left for LJ (and beyond), mostly made up of fans for whom it was a first and/or only fandom, banal modern AUs as a standard acceptable alternate canon, etc., etc., — this makes a ton of sense to me.
I’ve heard parts of this story before, but that’s the first place I’ve seen it all laid out together. HUH.
i mean mallow was really spot on and people are still missing the point and talking over her.
the fact that the straight people are paragons of virtue and chastity and purity is not a coincidence.
the fact that the gay/lesbian characters are outcasts/othered is not a coincidence
the fact that the bi/pan characters are amoral and hypersexual is not a coincidence
this shit is blatant and intentional and if y’all wanna pretend it’s not, you’re dreaming.
And people trying to justify this with bs like “well, it is totally realistic to portray gay characters as outcasts bc of REAL WORLD!!!” are making one big mistake:
You are getting cause and effect wrong.
This is a game. It is DESIGNED. It didn’t naturally evolve itself into it’s current status. The characters don’t have their won agency, they are MADE to have one.
This is man made. If gay/bisexual characters are outcasts with tragic backstorys it is because someone in the writing room thinks that THEY SHOULD BE THIS WAY.
This is media. This is the stuff that shapes the perception of people. Media doesn’t “reflect” reality - media actively DESIGNS our reality.
And if you can’t see how utterly fucked up this mindset is and how dangerous and horrible this is for people that are not fitting the white-straigt-cis narrative than I thing no one can help you anymore…
No! I refuse to entertain Infinite/ Star Wars The Old Republic AU headcanons. I REFUSE!
Like Gyu being one of the most difficult Watchers to work with in Imperial Intelligence because his genetic engineering worked a bit too well and now he is smarter than most other watchers but also much harder to even talk too. And that annoying cypher agent Woohyun that is amazing at his job and rising through the ranks like no other but really doesn’t care much about the rules outside of fieldwork.
Dongwoo would totally be a Jedi Master, still believing that the conflict can be dissolved peacefully and always trying to keep his overly ambitious contact in the Republic Military (Hoya) from being too impulsive and irritating during peace talks.
Sungyeol & Myungsoo have both been working as hitmen for the Hutt Cartell since their late teens but Sungyeol has bigger dreams and drags Myungsoo along - trying to become Mandalorians and go after much mor lucrative targets.
Sungjong meanwhile is the most promising apprentice that has set foot on Korriban in a long time. Everyone who meets him knows almost instantly that he is on a straight fastlane into the dark council …
As you see, I totally REFUSE to have any sort of headcanons…
Hoya/Eunji “This is what comes of being the only straight guys in our group of friends. We have no one to talk to to get some perspective when we’re both having girl problems.”
I was laughing tears in between. And basically you can go onto Lauren’s LJ and click on something randomly, regardless if it is Kpop, Buffy or any other fandom - you always get something unique and really well written. (Celestial Mechanics and Quadrilateral are amazing, the whole Toaster!Verse cracks me up and she also wrote Dollhouse & Firefly fics *whee*)
Witchcraft, college, girls, magic and humor. The way she writes Nana’s voice is so well done and the whole magic college works so well! I feel like I could spend hours with just reading about different lessons at this college, they sound like so much fun! Also I love her for the simple fact that she tackles the topic of the severely underrepresented femslash. Another one of those authors that I’d rec everything from.
Mutant AU. And Lea did amazing world building here. Her universe is so tangible and I feel she researches basically everything, even the smallest details fits and makes sense. No room for plot holes. ;) And her characters are gorgeous. If you don’t fall in love with Lami at some point you are probably not reading the story. Again, one of those people that I read everything from and that actually made me ship stuff simply through her writing. (Time on call is the perfect example of how one writes consensual, respectful and safe bdsm without sacrificing the “thrill” at all. It’s amazing! Her werewolf au is brilliant too!)
Leo/N, changes into more of an ensemble piece later on.
Vampire AU. It is currently about 170.000 words. (That is about the length of the Half blood prince…) Still going, still high quality. And I am legitimately terrified at this point. But in general this is probably the best Vampire AU world building I have read in fiction (both fan and published) for many, many years. And it becomes more and more of an ensemble fic the more it goes on. I absolutely love it.
At the moment incomplete because Myechi has had a lot of other stuff going on. But still so worth reading. A few years after SJ disbanded, mid-life crisis and stupid ideas. One of the most realistic Eunhae stories I read. And sort of non-AU. (well, future, but still.) At the moment it ends on a cliffhanger that made me scream “NOOOOOOO!!!!!” in a high pitched voice at my monitor, but I’d still say go read it!
Dear Anon who asked if I already posted the promised fic rec and who’s ask I accidentally deleted instead of answering it:
*grabs the mics right from the Bulletproof Boyscouts* stop singing about unhealthy relationships that you have probably never experienced and go back to commenting on the oppressive korean school system which is a real and prevalent issue
"There was a gay parade in Sinchon recently. As I saw the rallies that were held against it, I thought, man. I’m a Christian believer and I’m not a homosexual, but I wish the issue over homosexuals would go beyond the surface. When I say this to people around me, they say, if you’re like that, your child is going to become gay. Why do they think like that when being gay isn’t some infectious disease? Anyway, because I honestly think that it’s possible that my child could be born gay, I hope that the stories of sexual minorities keep getting mentioned. Because I want my child to confidently love whomever, wherever s/he wants. In my opinion, because our society stands side-by-side, they can’t seem to stand it when somebody departs from that line. It’s not like that’s cutting in line. Ah, I think this is something that’s going to bring about hate for me. I’m not trying to attack anybody, but so many people say that my words are an attack.”
This is why Dongwan is my bias in Shinhwa!!! He may have been raised in a closed-minded society but he still tries to educate himself and learn about the struggles of others. Despite being taught by his religion that homosexuality is wrong, he doesn’t close his eyes to how gay people are treated so poorly in Korea and wants them to be able to live (and love) freely <3
isnt it weird that iljin/bullying accusations can completely ruin a female idols career but a male idol can literally be on trial for beating his girlfriend and theyll just schedule the court dates around his world tour? wait, did i say weird? i meant completely unsurprising
it’s so weird that people are shaming Beyonce for being sexual during her performance when literally in the speech in flawless says “We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are." Like how do you miss the point that bad