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A good chunk of people seem to conflate excellent character writing with the character being a good person. I think it has to do with not understanding that you can enjoy a villain character because of how well they're written without condoning their actions/beliefs, leading them to become 'defensive' of their love for the characters to the point of trying to convince everyone else that what the character did was somehow morally justifiable lol
Lost my grandfather 6 years ago too. He had a really strict evening routine where he'd watch news at 7pm and then tv till 9pm, then he'd use the toilet and shower between 9 and 10 pm and be in bed by 10:30. Every night after his funeral and up until maybe 2015, the bathroom door would slowly creak open, then close gently after a few minutes. Logically, it was probably the wind since our bathroom was ventilated, but even so, it was strange that every night the door would open and shut exactly around that time. It stopped happening after a while too, and we never changed the door or the ventilated bricks.
Asexuality cannot be on a spectrum,Tumblr lied to y'all. If you experience any form of sexual attraction then you are most likely not asexual. Most of these 'spectrum'-based identities make it seem like if you aren't constantly thinking about sex or aren't constantly fucking everything with two legs, you're ace lmao. I've also noticed that the majority of the community is made up of confused teens who later grow up to realize they were actually gay or that they were just a late bloomer in the sexuality department. "If you're ace and you have sex with your partner only to keep them happy that's fine/you can enjoy the sensation without feeling turned on/attracted to them!" is the most disturbing common take I've seen from the community. Your partner has to be creepy as hell to be completely comfortable with the idea of fucking you while knowing that you don't enjoy sex, and while it is important to compromise in a relationship, I don't think forcing yourself to have sex with someone you aren't attracted to just to keep a relationship is worth the potential trauma.While I consider aces to be a part of the lgbt community, I also understand why a lot of people don't want anything to do with them: A good portion of them are blatantly homophobic,transphobic and misogynistic and think that being ace excuses them from backlash.
It's nearly 2020 and kpop fans still believe that the sk government pays companies/dispatch to start idol scandals to distract the citizens from government scandals... what normal citizen is gonna give a shit about wonho and han seo hee over the damn Sewol Ferry Tragedy?? Also i don't know why nearly everyone is acting as if wonho is completely innocent in this whole mess. There's no way to prove his innocence from an outsider's perspective in the same way that there's no way to prove that hsh is telling the truth, but it's fishy to me that he was so quick to dip when the rumors surfaced rather than stay and prove his innocence/ go through with the defamation lawsuit.
Yesterday was my graduation but I didn't go because I felt like I didn't really deserve to. (Well that and it was way too fucking expensive just to sit in a cramped auditorium and listen to some boring speech for 2 hours lol) I don't even want to post a pic of my degree on insta or anything because I really don't think I did anything spectacular... I failed courses every semester, nearly lost my tuition funding, didn't even make any new friends and to top it off I ended up absolutely hating my major because of how soulless it is. But when I told my dad I didn't go, he sounded sad and I felt even worse because I realised I was the first in my family to get a bachelor's and he was really proud of me and wanted to see me cross the stage : (....idk he helped me out as best as he could with uni and i feel like i should've gone just for his sake
I wholeheartedly agree. I swear kpop fans get amnesia every year when awards season rolls around. It's literally a cycle: award show season voting begins> Fans:"omg we need to vote/stream so oppa and unnie can win PrEsTiGiOuS award!!'> fans start killing each other over voting> several groups with low votes win awards because the award show is literally rigged in favour of groups with powerful companies/money > fans: "omg this show is so unfair n biased!! we will NEVER give it views or engagement ever again!!!"> year passes> award show voting season begins> the same fucking fans: "omg we NEED TO VOTE AND STR-"
Every time I open up my resume to try and complete it I feel awful because I really haven't done shit in my life that would impress employers lmao. Like I have decent grades and a whole ass degree but I only did one volunteer stint in high school and absolutely nothing extracurricular in university because depression was kicking my ass to the point where I nearly flunked out of it and I have like 0 references because I was too socially anxious to even think about trying to connect with my lecturers. I feel like I absolutely screwed myself over and now I'm doomed to never find work in this country.
I can't speak for everyone in this thread obviously but to me using real societal issues that affect real people as just a way to boost sales and clout just rubs me the wrong way. To be fair though there are lots of artists that do this besides bts and i have similar gripes with them as well. There's nothing necessarily wrong with playing it safe, but when you build your career up on claiming to be voices for the youth and being socially conscious, playing it safe once you get big and casting your image aside for the sake of money makes you come across as disingenuous to the people who believed in your previous image. Also bts is the only kpop group I've ever truly stanned so your "salty about faves" comment doesn't apply lol Anyway the last thing I'll say to you is that people who dislike bts or are critical of them doesn't affect you or how much you like bts in any way. No one here is telling you to unstan and there's no reason for you or anyone to act like someone else expressing their dislike for bts is a personal attack against you, and not every negative opinion about them is just plain hate. This can be said for other kpop fans as well. This is just a small thread on a gossip forum on the internet, it doesn't speak for all kpop fans, and getting into heated debates with people who are just voicing their harmless opinions won't make them want to change their mind.
If non fans can't figure out what bts stands up for, then that means bts aren't actually explicitly standing up for anything. Ambiguous, puddle-deep, childish, blanket statements and messages such as "everyone needs to love themselves to gain world peace!" that only fans can decipher and create meanings to yet leaves the general public who aren't as invested thinking that these guys are as deep as a puddle of water isn't taking a stand, it's playing it safe. You're right when you say that they've never been political though, that's because they've just been using being socially and politically conscious as a gimmick for years lol. And Armys ate it up and used that schtick as a way to make the group seem more special than they are when they promoted them all over the place. Now with their involvement with the UN and the SA concert, all these years of being ambiguous about their use of politics/social commentary is coming back to bite them in the ass. And as someone just said, there's no such thing as a genuine idol. Bts may seem genuine because of how much they share with their fans and them constantly talking about spreading good messages, but remember that all of the content of them that you consume is carefully curated to only show off their good side and they've went through extensive personality training to make sure their idol personas don't crack. Even those little tidbits from staff that paint them as angels off camera could be chalked up to them playing as their personas. Anyway the SuperM song is actually nice in my opinion. I really enjoyed the references to kai and baekhyun's powers from exo planet(?)in the MV lmao I can't really see the American gp getting behind it though.
Honestly I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion because I'm not a fulltime ONCE but I think Feel Special is better than Fancy. Fancy is a fun and catchy song, but the chipmunk-ish vocals put me off and the MV and aesthetic didn't really impress me because it felt slightly awkward and forced, but Feel Special was wonderful and it felt like the aesthetics, MV and song were in perfect sync to me.
I knew that kid was nothing but hot air from the moment he challenged chief keef only to run away with his tail between his legs every time he heard a rumor that keef was in the same state that he was in lol Anyway my unpopular opinion: People who actively dislike kids just for being kids sound like edgy immature weirdos to me. I'm not talking about people who are uncomfortable around kids or don't have a desire to have them, that's fine, I'm not planning to have any either. I'm talking about people who call babies terrible for crying for food/care as if literal babies have the option of speaking fluently at 3 weeks old lol or people making jokes about wanting to "accidentally" drop their friend's baby because they don't like their friend bringing their child around them. And this weird thing of equating kids to pets when they're literal human beings. It's just so gross to me lol
BTS bon voyage became lame after season 1. BV1 was interesting because it had the feel of 7 "average" guys traveling around Europe on their own. BV2 was too gimmicky with the multiple games they had to play just to go to certain areas, i didn't even finish the last episode because the sappy letter sharing session felt so forced and scripted. BV3 was a total snoozefest, from the location, to the activities being damn near the same as BV3 and the summer packages (how many times do we have to see them swim or do water sports geez) and the fact that they made taehyung continue to film despite him being in a state of mourning due to his grandfather passing literally a day before filming and then choosing to shove their cameras in his face while he broke down into tears at the bonfire instead of giving him privacy put a taste in my mouth so terrible that i never bothered to finish watch it. I also wish armys would stop defending the show by saying that it gives the boys a mini-vacation. It's hardly a break if they've got cameras in their face 24/7 and can't do anything they want to outside of what the director wants lol
If they did tell the truth then that poor girl would get harassed even more, bighit denied the rumor yet she's being torn apart by netizens for her appearance and occupation, and her coworkers are getting dmed by nutty fans. Honestly, I don't think that letting idols publicly date will put a stop to sasaengs, if it did then Baekhyun and Kai would've been sasaeng free when they were dating Krystal and Taeyeon. Most of them already know that their faves date, their main goal is to get their targets to notice them and acknowledge them, it's an unstoppable obsession for them. Also celebrity dating being normalised in the US surely didn't work for 1D, Jonas Brothers and Tom Holland, all of whom had their partners harassed by obsessive fans at some point in their careers. That's because, like kpop idols, they were marketed as boy-next-door heartthrobs and were sold as a fantasy to teen girls without life experiences and lonely women. (1D and pre-comeback Jobros especially) Hell, back in the 80s and 90s even hardcore rock and grunge bands had to deal with crazy stalker fans and they were far from the dream boy image we're used to now so possessive stalker fan culture definitely isn't a Korean-exclusive thing lol If you really want the fantasies of obsessive fans to be destroyed, then the company needs to stop marketing them as the fandom's boyfriends, which they won't do since these fantasies are what keeps the lights on.