edit @ 10:23 am
“Usually people lower the key when they sing this song but you kept it as it is. You said you’re a member of SHINee, right? You’re good looking and your gestures were beautiful. It’s as if you were a rock band vocalist. Congrats on having all of those qualities. You were really good. It was like a festival where everyone was able to enjoy the stage together. I really liked how you reached out to the audience, trying to include them in your song. I hope you continue to be like this. Congrats again."
oh christ, fucking crying. I'm so glad he got to hear this.
FUCKING S C R E A M I N G EXCUSE ME I HAVE TO GO PUNCH THE STUFFING OUT OF MY ENTIRE COUCH OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!!!!!
JONGHYUN KEY TAEMIN ONEW MINHO JONGHYUN KEY MINHO JONGHYUN JONGHYUN JONGHYUN J O N G H Y U N N N N N N___N Z___Z X_______X ;__________; ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~; :D ;~~~~~~~;
THEY'RE SO DUMB AND CUTE AND GORGEOUS AND PERFECT LOOKING LOOK AT THEIR HAIR AND THEIR FACES LOOK AT THEM JUST FUCKING LOOK A;LKJQW;KEHNKAJNFD;KLANSDFLK;JDF;LAKJFD;
THE GROUP PHOTOS WITH JONGHYUN IN THE MIDDLE OH MY GOD I NEARLY THREW MYSELF OUT OF THE WINDOW OKAY OMG OMG OH MY GOD
OH MY GOD
S C R E A M I N G
WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH THEM
I FUCKING LOVE THEM SO FUCKING MUCH I CANNOT I CANNOT I JUST CANNOT
edit: GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SCREAMING
MINHO AND JONGHYUN AT THE BEGINNING OF JOJO
GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I'M SMILING SO HARD GOD THEY JUST FUCKING ADORE EACH OTHER SO MUCH I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THEMMMMMMM
MY OTP MY OTP MY OTP!!!! I'VE NEVER HAD AN OTP BEFORE, I JUST SHIPPED EVERYONE WITH WHOEVER I LIKED BEST OR THE CANON MARRID PEOPLE BUT THIS!!!!!!!!! I AM SO DIE-HARD FOR THIS SHIP. JONGHO4EVER!!!!!
<3_______________<3 WHAT IS UP WITH THEM, THEY'VE NEVER BEEN LIKE THIS BEFORE!!!! MY FAVORITE MUTUALLY AFFECTIONATE/ANTAGONIZING BROS!!! I LOVE THEM
BTW I AM NOT CUTTING ANY OF THIS!!! IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TALK TO ME ABOUT HOW FUCKING CUTE THESE TWO IDIOTS ARE
I LOVE THE DANCE AND I LOVE THE ACTUAL SONG
I GET SO PUMPED UP
IT'S SO DRAMATIC AND DUMB AND BADASS AND I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH ;________;
0:15 - 0:25 OMGGGG WATCH OVER AND OVER OMGGGGGG
I LOVE WATCHING BANDS CHANGE WHO EVER'S IN THE CENTER AND SM BANDS ARE FUCKING ON POINT WITH THAT SHIT OMG
(NO ONE CAN BEAT SNSD THOUGH)
THAT GUY IN FRONT WITH HIS HYPNOWHIRL SHIRT NEEDS TO STOP SMILING WITH HIS STUPID FACE ;_________;
I LOVE THEIR VOICES WHICH IS KILLING ME
YEAHHH "LOVEAHOLIC ROBOTRONIC"!!!!!! ALMOST AS GOOD AS "RING DING RING DING RING DING DONG FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC x200 ELASTIC ELASTIC ELASTIC x2000000"
YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW
THIS BAND IS CALLED SHINEE AND THEY ARE SO EGREGIOUS
I LOVE THIS SONG
I am going to make that goddamn kpop post. AND I WILL MAKE A MOTHERFUCKING HUGE PRIMER TO SNSD. I LOOOOOOOVE THEM OMG. I SPENT THE ENTIRE WEEKEND DOING THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF STATISTICS HOMEWORK, I.E. WATCHING GYMNASTICS VIDEOS AND FIVE DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF GEE IN A ROW ON YOUTUBE. AT THIS POINT I WILL SPIRITUALLY BEAT PEOPLE WITH A PILLOWCASE FULL OF BATTERIES IF THEY HATE ON SNSD. THEY ARE AMAZING AND I LOVE THEM. <3_______<3
IF I CANNOT FINISH THIS PAPER TODAY
WHY IS THIS SO HARD, I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS CONTINUOUSLY LIKE NIGHT AND DAY FOR TWO WEEKS AND IT IS STILL NOT FINISHED AND IT IS ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE 6 - 10 PAGES DOUBLE-SPACED WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME
AND NOW MY EARS ARE RINGING!!! GREAT I GUESS I'M GOING TO HAVE A STROKE OR SOMETHING THAT IS GREAT
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE 5 HOURS OF SLEEP I'VE BEEN AVERAGING FOR THE PAST WEEK OR THE CAN OF CHERRY COKE I JUST DRANK
CAPS CAPS CAPS
I AM SO SAD IN MY HEART RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! THIS PAPER IS NEVER GOING TO BE FINISHED
LOOK AT ALL MY TAGS, I HOPE THEY ARE AS LONG AS THE ACTUAL ENTRY
WHY DO I HAVE SO MANY AND WHY ARE THEY ALL SO RELEVANT
OBAMA'S ICY GLAMOUR
BILLY IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
I've reached a point of terminal confusion. Why does this always happen??? "I haven't done enough analysis. I don't have a real argument. I wrote too much for one part and not enough for another. The focus of the paper is wrong. I should change my thesis. I SHOULD CHANGE MY TOPIC." NO. NO YOU SHOULDN'T. O M FUCKING G G G G
SHIINA RINGO IS PRETTY INCREDIBLE. The Heisei Fuuzoku version of Gamble is heartstopping, especially when you read the lyrics. She sings the living hell out of it. Those are the only two things I ever say about it, but I can't think of anything else! All the hairs on my arms stood up at the third chorus, like all the way up my shoulder. "If I lose this gamble." Jesus christ, pull my heart out my throat. This song is very capable of destroying you. HAVE LINK
Also Shiina Ringo is smoking hot. (The description for the Tsumiki Asobi performance is my favorite. Wait for 2:18 into the video for maximum hbic.)
- The visual component of her music (album covers, music videos, stage outfits) are SO perfect. Fucking spot on.
- Her cover of Yer Blues is rly good. I love that very jpop/Shiina Ringo interlude near the end.
- I read a review of Heisei Fuuzoku that said that the album lacked roots in the Western underground and I was like, wat da fuque, is it SUPPOSED to have roots there? I'm annoyed at how English reviews of Asian music (this sounds weird) tend to compare it to Western music in some obligatory way. I know that's how the Asian music industries started, but Japan has the second biggest music market in the world now, it's not derivative. Plus it kind of sounds like oh ASIA is so FOREIGN but this sounds mostly like our music so it's not FOREIGN in an uncomfortable way, it's FOREIGN in that COOL EXOTIC ASIAN WAY. This is something I've been thinking a lot about in my foray into kpop. Why is there so often an undercurrent of "Western legitimacy"? Why do people have to earn approval from the West (read: white people)? I mean I kind of know why, but still chewing on the idea. see: the youtube comments on SNSD's Run Devil Run music video after that one guy made that video ranting about kpop fans; the rant itself.
I watched the first season (series 1) of Skins.
( do i need to cut this? whatever )
TV to catch up on: Southland, 30 Rock
TV to check out?: Flash Forward, Vampire Diaries, Being Human, the Katie Cassidy parts of Melrose Place
Speaking of good actresses who got screwed on Supernatural: I recently found out that they killed off Ellen and Jo. WOW GREAT. I think that's so fucking dumb and insulting, both to the characters and to the actresses. Why would you even bring them back if you were going to dick around like that? Jesus fucking christ, now you can't even pretend that they're being cool and happy away from the show's fuckery.
Apropos nothing, I'm on a Trigun kick. Or more accurately, a Wolfwood kick.
There was an ad on Yahoo a couple of days ago for the Office that said "You've waited 9 months *FLASH* to see Jim and Pam's baby." CREEPY AS FUCK
I had an eye appointment yesterday. I always forget how nervous those make me. My eyes are seriously horrible. I hate having to read the smallest letters. Or say which one looks clearer, 1... or 2? Uhhhhh could I see those again? 1... or 2? Uhhhhh about the same??? AUGH. Also I hate that stupid eye puff test they do to check your eye pressure or whatever. On the other hand, I am really good at staring straight ahead while they blind you with the light to check how the contacts are jiving with yr eyeballs. Hell yeah.
So I finally have new contacts, and a new pair of glasses thanks to my mom's hardcore haggling. Actually I didn't want a new pair of glasses as the store was about to close and everyone had to wait for me to pick a pair out so I was all flustered. Plus my mom cockblocked me from getting a pair like uhhh the ones Taylor Swift wears in the You Belong With Me video so I ended up with these kinda weird ones with orange legs. ORANGE!
It was also the first, and probably will be the only, time in my life that anyone has ever told me that I have long eyelashes. ?? Bewildering comments from strangers are quite bewildering. (Trivia: the best Bewildering Stranger Comment I've ever received was when my mom and I visited the church we used to go to when I was in elementary school and one of the adults told me that even when I was young, I looked like I had a lot of thoughts. Ahahah I didn't even know that was what I hoped I looked like when I sat around being terrified of people but ever since I heard that, when I stand around not talking to anyone I'll think I HOPE I LOOK LIKE I HAVE A LOT OF THOUGHTS AND NOT LIKE I'M A COLD BITCH.)
There's this guy on youtube who has a channel dedicated to his two cats. It's called The Mean Kitty. He looks like SUCH A BRO but he is like the dorkiest, nicest, corniest corny cornball guy ever. He LOOOOVES his cats so much. It is so fucking cute. He has tons of toys and cat trees and like fifty million videos of him messing with his cats and stuff. OMG guys who like cats are complete game over for me. It's a serious weakness. And his cats are freaking ADORABLE. They are such loving BFFs!!! OMG!! They are both really playful and pretty. LOOK:
YOU WILL DIE A MILLION DEATHS STARTING AT 1:05. OOOMMMGGGGGGG DYING DYING DYYYYIIIIIIIIIINNNNNGGGGGGGG
YEAH I THINK THAT IS ENOUGH FOR TO-DAY
They have been partners (and they are SUCH partners ~on the ice~, it is so wonderful to watch!!!! I LOVE THEM) for eighteen years and they got married just a few years ago. He went down on one knee to propose to her on the ice after one of their performances, but she misinterpreted the gesture and kneeled with him ~in solidarity. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They came out of retirement for the Olympics because it was like the only medal in the universe they hadn't won yet. NOW THAT THEY HAVE WON IT THEY ARE RETIRING FOR GOOD AND FOCUSING ON THEIR FAMBLY. <3___<3
I LOVE THEM. THEY FIST-BUMP BEFORE THEY START SKATING. SHE SMILES SO BIG EVERY TIME THEY DO A BIG ELEMENT. THEY BOTH JUMPED OVER THE BARRICADE TO HUG THEIR COACH. THEY WERE SO HAPPY WHEN THEY WON. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND WARM TOGETHER. THEY ARE SO IN LOVE. I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOOOOOVE THEMMMMMMMMMM
The performances from the Olympics aren't up on youtube yet but this was their short program (Who Wants to Live Forever) for the 2009 - 2010 season and this was their long one (Adagio in G minor).
2002 Olympics short program (Kismet)
2003 Worlds long program (Turandot) <-- I LOVE this one
I have very little interest in men's figure skating. Women's figure skating hasn't started yet. I'm hella looking forward to it!
I'm in awe of Kim Yu-na! She is like the best in the universe right now. I don't know anything about figure skating, though apparently she is freaking textbook perfect, but just visually...!! The lines of her are amazingly pretty and it's all so easy and expressive. It's a thrill just to watch her go across the rink. Her skating is just so so pretty. (Note: I'm always surprised at how people choose to romanize Korean, because I saw her name in Korean and it's actually pronounced 'Yun-ah', not 'Yoo-nah'. But I didn't even know who she was until this Olympics, that's how bad of a Korean I am. They're going to revoke my card.)
2009 Worlds long program (Scheherazade)
2009 Skate America (James Bond medley) <-- It's a bit posey for my ~taste, but lol, it's a Bond medley and it's cute and she looks gr8 and I love how it follows the music, especially when it kicks into the main theme near the end.
2007 Worlds short program (El Tango de Roxanne)
2007 Worlds long program (The Lark Ascending) <-- She falls twice in this one near the end but everything up to that is so so so pretty. It's effortless to watch her. The music, the lines...!! also, my inner five-year-old is flipping out over her dress.
Of course Korea has been milking her for all she's worth so right now she's a giant cross-market commodity and, I think, the country's biggest celebrity. She's under craaaazy amounts of pressure. I want her to have a lion-shark-bulldog character who'll tell the Korean celebrity machine to back the fuck off (I have no doubt that the homeland pressure is the absolute worst). I hope she'll be alright. :<
I also like Mirai Nagasu. She is smooth yet lively! (Sounds like I'm describing wine.) And hella adorable, omg.
2010 US National Championships long program (Carmen)
yawww this was for my own reference more than anything else. I DON'T KNOW SQUAT ABOUT THIS SPORT (I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO ROLLER SKATE YO), I JUST LIKE PRETTY STUFF.
Well it surprised me to-day that I could sit in class and take notes and enjoy myself (to the extent that I can enjoy myself lately). I sincerely do not understand any fucking part of me, I am falling apart all the goddamn time but I recover just enough to keep going. Not as a whole since I am failing everything, but just day-to-day stuff. I showed up for class, goddamnit and I went to work yesterday too. Maybe it's not that remarkable actually; I have dropped out of my whole life a few times and it's always been really, really terrible. But if only in terms of straight-up appearances, it's quite weird. I had that paradigm shifting realization a few months ago, about how I don't OUTWARDLY look like the mess I am inside at all at all at all. I guess for the most part I don't look scared or pathetic or the other stuff I really am. So I was sitting there in lecture thinking, "I just look like any student right now, I look like a normal functioning person." Even though it's been the usual crescendo of self-created shit.
Personal Beatlemania continues! Do Paul and Ringo get the most shit because they're still alive and thus can't be canonized? Probably. It's a little funny because they're also my two favorites (I am going to throw this around until the end of time); it's not a reason but it's kind of related because I'm strange about death and ~legacy and creation of underdogs and so forth. There's a lot of mention of Paul McCartney's ~cloying sentimentality~, and maybe that's true for some of his solo work and Wings (I can't really say, so far I've only heard Band on the Run and I love the fuck out of it), but I definitely don't see it in his Beatles songs at all. It's like people who are like Belle & Sebastian = twee & precious, check! It's a bunch of wtf. Hello, the lyrics are there. What's wrong with sentimentality anyhow?! *is a sentimental bastard*
I'm thinking about the question of, "If the Beatles had emerged today, would they have been popular?" I can't remember where I read it, I have a feeling it was in a Roger Ebert review for some reason but I can't find it. Anyway it's kind of a Mobius-strip mindfuck to think about since so much of ~popular music and the related culture and industry as we know it today have been shaped by les Beatles. Like, "does the music sound timeless because it actually is (whatever that would mean, "timeless" is kind of weirdo concept) or because so much of what followed it was taking cues from it?" Hopefully they wouldn't be eaten alive by the current media machine. I don't think we could get enough cultural momentum now to get the Beatles as big as they were then, but it would be hella cool if we did. Ahaha this paragraph went nowhere. More ahahahas ahead!
BOTH: "HEY BULLDOG!"
PAUL: "Hey man."
JOHN: "What's that you say?"
PAUL: "I said. . .RUFF!"
JOHN: "You know any mo'?"
JOHN: "THAT'S IT BOY!! YOU GOT IT! YOU GOT IT!!!!!"
J&P: (general insanity rivaled possibly only by the end of "Everybody's Got...")
PAUL: "Don't look at me. I've already got 10 children."
JOHN: "Calm down, boy."
PAUL: "Okay, John. Calm down."
BOTH: "HEEYYYYYY BULLDOG!"
LOLOLOL BEST EVER. The Beatles are hella hella idealized into golden memories and whatnot, and it gets to be really absurd sometimes, but when you go back and actually look at them and not what people (say they) remember about them, oh mannnn, it's so understandable why they got to be so insanely beloved. HEYYYYYYY BULLDOG!!
I like that part of the Beatles actually. It's a kind of false satisfaction, like you're really accomplishing something by learning the whole mythological noodle and the idea that you're cutting through ~the bullshit~ by being one of the very few people who ~really~ understand the Beatles. It's a puzzle you can put together any way you like!! I mean that's true of everything, but it's particularly fun to do it with the Beatles because the material itself is so enjoyable and good and because of the cultural significance the Beatles have. Oww baby!
I have been wallowing around Beatles discussion threads (lololol you have to choose verrrrrrrrrrry carefully). Ugh I love Paul so much now. Okay I realize that everyone feels like their favorite Beatle(/anything) is MISUNDERSTOOD, but P.McC really IS misunderstood!!! He was just trying to halp, so what if that conveniently halped his ego too?!?!?!?? Ahahah. But no kidding, I was watching parts of the Let It Be movie and it's so sad, Paul wants this to work SO BAD and the ~famous fight~ between him and George is more SAD and lost-feeling than an argument. "I feel like I'm annoying you whenever I speak to you," agh!! Paul McCartney, let me take you on a nice date, a classy girl like you needs a little pampering. (LOL what, who said that?)
I think the main thing with Pawl is that he comes across as fake, douchey and/or egotistical sometimes, but... uh... okay those are not good things and I don't want to try to spin them out to be good things. But he is a person with a complicated identity and regular human flaws, and it's all just part of who he is, and who he is is AMAZING. In relation to the other Beatles: dude they were all whiny bitches at one point or another (except probably Ringo, because he is the Best of Them All), and Paul is just at an eternal disadvantage because a) he's not dead, and b) he's less open to talking about his emotional feeeeeelings than George or John were, and c) he's successful, but not in the hipster prescribed ways (aka his music is not pretentious, political, and/or spiritual), so it is 1000% okay to bag on him. Anyway I will defend this media construction of P.McC. from the mean people on the internet!
LOL I feel like a creeper, and yet, because it's the Beatles, I do not even feel like a HUGE creeper! There are SO MANY OTHER creepers out there, and most of them are WAY WORSE than I could ever be!!! Like seriously, what is this?!?
Comment on youtube video of the 1967 LSD interview:
I am taking three billion hours to finish something that could theoretically be done in one hour. Sometimes I feel like I should just check out of my mind or whatever; I don't actually have to be ~cognizant of anything for all the good it's done. Basically someone could just loop me and have that go until the tape (or whatever, fill in your own forced metaphor) ran out. It would all turn out the same, I never learn.
Fridge's boyfrond brought cheeseburgers for her. I literally cannot think of a better kind of relationship than that. Boyfrond as a delivery guy!! Oh man.
My hair is getting too long. It's in this weird mullet formation at the moment.
I am a morose motherfucker.
That being said I'm watching America's Best Dance Crew and holy cats I'm nervous! QUEST CREW. COME ON. Aw, Dynamic Edition! Oh my god Shane's not wearing a hat! Lil Mama looks gr8! JC needs a bow-tie to complete his look!
Quest/Strikers/Dynamic Edition: DAMN STRAIGHT.
I am going crazy about Quest b/c UGH THEY ARE SO PERFECT IN EVERYTHING. I have to stop fetishizing these weird things, I've always been like really DESPERATE to know people like this or to be part of a community with some kind of throughline. Yeah pretend that makes sense.
Heidi Klum is so cute even if this commercial she's in is, how you say, retarded. Man I've been trying to phase "retarded" out of my vocabulary but I've been backsliding lately. Ablism is really tough for me to deal with.
DJ Rashida is pretty smokin.
OMG THIS SECTION WITH THE KIDS AT THE DANCE STUDIO IS RIDICULOUSLY ENDEARING.
Julia Roberts is utterly unconvincing as a spy.
LOL WTF "glambition"? Reality shows are so so weird. It's crazy how big they've gotten. They're interesting to think about. Like what makes them different from documentaries, construction of identity in the media by "normal" people (famewhores: they're just like us!), voyeurism and performance, and lord the editing. I have to say that I am glad for the advent of talent competition reality show (I'm watching ABDC!!!) and the rising popularity of the... talent reality show? The documentary reality show? Stuff like Ace of Cakes and stuff on, like, the Discovery Channel like the Biggest Catch and Ice Road Truckers (I haven't watched them but I hear weirdly good and goodly weird things). Maybe they're straight up documentary shows. idk idk idk
LOLOLOL THOSE OUTFITS. Beat Freakz look like hot dog vendors and Quest... are in purple and turquoise sweat suits. Ahahahah!
Quest's salute thing is pretty damn cute. They're really working it overtime in this episode.
I wish Beat Freakz would be cleaner or something, I can't help thinking they look sloppy a lot of the time. What is it about them? idk idk. I hope it's not my latent sexism gd-it.
I love all the judges, haters can suck it. SIC...CEST PERFORMANCES EVER, HELL YES! JC's crispness makes him saying things like "ill" and "baller" really something. AMERICA'S BEST HAIR CREW LOLOL. It's hella true! Ryan, rock on forever. Charming guys! Performance skills! They really do have such personality. NINJA TURTLES! No icons, but iconic! I love Lil Mama. Her note cards, oh man! Love is love, peace.
You know what, I would be completely okay if Beat Freakz won. I wasn't sure b/c I was so *O* QUEST MUST WIN OR I WILL DIE but no, Quest seems cool with just killing the shit out of it (what is "it"? slang is so weird) and showing Amurrica what they could do, and I am just glad to have seen it and ~known~ them in the fractionest of fractional ways, so yeah I'm cool and Beat Freaks is cool and Quest is ubercool and my knees are cold.
Is that Kyle Gallner in the Haunting in Connecticut? "They used to hold seances here. But here's the really weird part: they contacted the dead." LOL that's the point of a seance.
HO SHIT! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG NO MORE SLOW PAN JUST SAY IT OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG STOPPPPP I KNOW YOU NEED TO FILL UP TIME BUT SERIOUSLY JUST SAY IT OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMMMMMMG OMFG HOLY SHIT AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH FUCK QUEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OH GOD THEY ARE SO OVERWHELMED AND THEY ARE SO SWEET AND ENDEARING AND I LOOOOOVE THEM AND DOM IS TAKING OFF NOT ONLY HIS SHIRT BUT HIS SHOES BECAUSE HE IS GR8 AND THESE ARE ALL CAPS AND THIS WAS AN AMAAAAAAZING SEASON AND JESUS CHRIST EVERYONE ON THE STAGE AND IT'S COLORFUL AND EVERYONE IS HUGGING AND I'M SO FUCKING CHARMED BY SHIT LIKE THIS!!! THAT WAS AMAZING OKAY THE END
PS THAT TROPHY IS HIDEOUS