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thessalian · a year ago
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Thess vs The News, Again
Yet again, it’s a day where I check the news while muttering, “Okay, who’s on what bullshit today?” And there is sooooooooooo much bullshit from so many people. So here we go.
Trump and COVID: YOU FUCKING DONKEY. No matter how you slice it, this is bad. He had a Twitter kerboom of nonsensical but terrifying all-caps garbage and now he’s going, “I’m coming back to the White House! I feel fine! Don’t be afraid of COVID!” This is where I am screaming obscenities and doing the Clue thing: “Flames; FLAMES ON THE SIDES OF MY FACE!” Because one of a number of things is going on here, and the really terrifying part is that the news is so obfuscated and complicated that it’s impossible to know which. Either he was lying about having it for the sympathy boost, which he didn’t get (and the burying of his tax evasion in the news cycles, which he did), or he is lying about how well he is, which is terrifying considering ... well, a lot of factors, honestly, or he was really bad and got treatment that’s not even past all the testing stages yet and that almost no one in the US will be able to afford even if it does pass the testing stages. Look, my first job was with our government’s medical devices regulatory body, which worked closely with, and with similar guidelines to, our drugs regulatory body (to the point where they merged a little while after I left the role). I know what happens. I probably still can’t talk about it for fear of reprisals, 20+ years ago it might have been, but let’s just say we had an issue with an American company who put something out to market and didn’t provide the appropriate documentation and things went really wrong and we had to pull the product with hazard notices but then the Americans hit us with lawsuits because apparently we couldn’t prove it was definitely a hazard, which on some level we couldn’t because they hadn’t provided us with their full findings in the first place. Let’s just say that after that fiasco, and having to deal with it at a fairly high level, American testing protocols scared me 20 years ago, and Trump has been eroding regulations for years. “Don’t be afraid of COVID”, my entire ass; he got the best treatment in the world and anyone who gets it to the degree he apparently did not only can’t afford the treatment he got, but either will end up bankrupt because of the cost of what treatment can be provided to the average American, or will result in the patient’s death and pass that bill on to their family if he has his way because of that whole “Let’s tear up the ACA” thing.
Sidebar - US vs International News: DONALD TRUMP IS NOT OUR PRESIDENT; WHY IS HE OUR HEADLINE? WHY IS HE DOMINATING OUR NEWS CYCLES? WE’RE BEING PUSHED OFF THE EDGE OF THE BREXIT CLIFF BY PANICKED LEMMINGS AND OUR GOVERNMENT IS FUCKING UP OUR OWN COVID RESPONSE BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION - DONALD FUCKING TRUMP IS NOT OUR PROBLEM! WE HAVE OUR OWN SCRUFFY BLOND ASSHOLE.
The COVID Database Fiasco: I work in medical in this country. It doesn’t surprise me that anyone, no matter how important the database is, used commercial software unfit for purpose for that fucking database. The NHS cuts corners because it has to; they don’t have the money to do anything else, because that money goes to the private companies to which our public healthcare is outsourced in so many devastating ways. And those companies cut corners because they want to keep that money. One of my roles in that government job I spoke about earlier was to sit on a steering group that was supposed to be designing correspondence monitoring software (this was before email was as ubiquitous as it is). Despite it being largely for paper documents or phone calls, despite the fact that scanner technology was not where it is today, despite everything, it was to be built on commercial email software. Worse - it was on Lotus Notes. I made some noises about this being a bad idea but I was a secretary and was downvoted and honestly, I don’t know what happened with that but this happens. This does not surprise me. It saddens and enrages me, but there is no surprise here. We’ve been doing it all along; it’s just never bitten us this badly before.
COVID Restrictions: Mr Johnson ... I understand that you want to preserve the economy. But guess what? Even taking into account the fact that the current huge spike is ostensibly at least partly the result of your cronies at Serco using fucking Excel for your database and thus screwing up the result tracking, things are different now. Things are going to remain different for a long time to come. Capitalism is all well and good, but plutocracy is not. I honestly think that live theatre is a much better focus for salvation than the cinema, and even then, live theatre is going to have to adapt as much as the cinema is at htis point. Capitalism is about adapting to the market, not about forcing the market to adapt to you. I know some people really enjoy the cinema, and yes, it’s a shame that Cineworld has had to shut up shop. However, the fact remains that most people have home entertainment equipment of equal or even higher quality than you’d find at the cinema in their homes, with the added advantages of no jackasses on their cellphones, no sticky floors, no overpriced snacks or getting bag-searched to ensure you’re not bringing your own, no hugely inflated ticket prices, seating arrangements suited to the viewer’s needs, a pause button for those with bladder arrangements, subtitles as standard, and being able to start the damn movie whenever the hell you want. I personally want to see a huge change to the way we consume media come out of this. Yes, I think that the fact that streaming services following the cable TV model is a righteous pain in the arse, but consider: I currently have Netflix and Disney+, and I’ll probably add Amazon to that when I get my first paycheque from my new job. With the prices of those three on a standard service, I get all the movies and TV I want for an entire month, and you want to know how many movies I’d get to see in the cinema for that price? In a chain cinema? One. Maybe two if I could get to a weekday matinee, but I’d have to skip the pick n’ mix. Live theatre needs to get itself its own streaming services and VOD, live music needs to do the same (come on; we’ve had recorded concert tours for years) ... and sad as it seems, maybe the cinema just needs to die. If it can’t step up, it needs to step out. So stop telling us to step into a plague pit just to keep the economy in the place it was before COVID. Capitalism is supposed to be about the market adapting to demand, and companies have been resisting that adaptation for way too long. THIS NEEDS TO STOP.
More on COVID Restrictions: Also the man needs to be way clearer about the restrictions. He got his ‘explanation’ of the wishy-washy rules bass-awkwards at a press conference. Even the fucking Prime Minister can’t get his own rules right. I am basically going with the following: “I will go to work, and I will wear a mask; I will go to the shops when necessary, and I will wear a mask; I will use public transport when I do both those things, and I will wear a mask; I AM NOT GOING ANYWHERE THE FUCK ELSE”. This probably means I won’t be visiting my parentals for Christmas this year and y’know what? I’m fine with that. It might be fun to spend a Christmas with no one but myself to please. I’ll put up my artificial Christmas tree. I’ll roast a duck leg. I’ll watch White Christmas and stream Muppets on Disney+, because those are my Christmas standbys. I won’t have to deal with the dog. I won’t have to have awkward conversations that avoid shit like politics or my lifestyle, and most of all I won’t have to hide my stress and terror as we approach the end of the transition period for Brexit. I mean, it’s a small sacrifice for a greater thing, because my stepfather has grandchildren and they’re the closest thing to grandchildren my mother is likely to get. Christmas is way more magical for, and more fun with, the young, and if risks are going to be taken, I’d rather they have that kind of holiday magic than my grumpy ass.
But mostly, I’m having to step away from the news. I can’t change any of it, and while it’s important that I know what’s going on, I can’t dwell on it for the sake of my mental health. So I’m going to go beat shit up in Kirkwall.
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mingi-bubu · 2 years ago
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Watch Super Junior KRY’s “When We Were Us” MV with Me!
In honor of SuJu KRY’s comeback, i have decided to celebrate by doing a wwm for their new mv!!
If you haven’t watched it yet and plan to, there are a lot of scenes with TVs with flickering screens so I’m just wanting to have you be aware of that bc I know there are sensitivities to flashing lights.  IDK if it’s like strong enough, I guess for lack of better words, to like do anything, but better safe than sorry.
This goes through 3 cycles of my watching it and each cycle will be labeled with what my focus was aka;ldkfajs;
Support KRY and go stream When We Were Us!!
Cycle I: Watching it for the First Time
kyuhyun in the floral suit im dyinggg
his voice is always so good im in love
wookie’s tie is cuuuteee
i love the plant shots 
yasss yesungie the chambray suit
blue contacts???  ive missed you since pink magic
if i focus on anything but the visuals i will cry
i personally really like wookie in this floral shirt/bomber jacket thing
the necklace kyu wears is so delicate 
the c
the lclose up im
his eyes
yesungie ugh
the harmoniey
THE HARMOINEIS
GOD IVE MISSED KRY SO MUCH
UGH HTIS WAS SO GOOD
TIME TO LOOP IT AND THIS TIME FOCUS ON THE MUSIC MORE LOL
Cycle II: Music Focus
i relally like the strings
i understand its a ballad but wowowow i really like the strings in this opening measures
the piano is very peaceful
like i dont often like instrumentals but i can definitely see myself listening to the instrumental version of this song if they do that
it kind of sounds like an ost or out of a movie
the way that yesung is able to go from more raspy deeper notes to effortlessly sliding up the octaves and have his voice become clearer is always so impressive to me
wookie’s voice is always so clear in how how he sings the lyrics
kyuhyuns voice is literally so individualistic i am in love with it
i love when they sing in harmony personally
i also love when they just vocalize in the high notes
its very niceee
Cycle III: Visuals Focus
given that the title of their comeback album is when we were us, my opinion is that the flickering television sets are supposed to evoke a feeling of nostalgia
The scenes have a vaguely, I don’t know what to call it, dusty???  Dreamlike???  quality to them
this is especially seen when ryeowook is singing in the plants
and when yesung has his close up solo in a blue tinted room
the styles of many parts of this set kind of remind me of like music videos from the 80s and 90s
as an aside, i just realized that i could turn on captions.  i am just as disappointed in me as you are
anyways
the sepia/brown lighting definitely emphasizes a feeling of an older time
yesung singing with himself projected onto the screen behind him really reminds me of Whitney Houston for whatever reason
i think that having them not really interact with the camera at first helps with the idea of it being focused on something from the past
like they cant even look bc it’s too much
god i wish i had paid more attention in my theatre class wrt filming hhhhh
i would have better insights then maybe
i dont really have any deeper thoughts on this or any better analyses on this but i think the juxtaposition of kyuhyun in the floral suit surrounded by the screens is visually very interesting
he’s the center and focus of course but visually its an interesting set up 
i like how the lights appeared to come on when the chorus started for the first time
like it mimicked the sun rising and then at the end of the chorus the “sun sets”
i think my favorite shot in this is probably when wook’s in the flowers
i think ive figured out why the kyu shot is so interesting to me
the light is behind the wall so that it’s distorted in a way and it really only spreads around him
so like even tho he’s literally in the center of the shot and his outfit makes him stand out, the lighting outlines him as well
tt i just want to talk to the set designers all the time i have so many questions
like half the reason i watch mvs is bc i used to do set design and prop management in high school and so i just constantly look at it
side note they did really really well on yesung’s eye makeup like i love that for him genuinely
i do not know how to address wookie in the drying linens nor the futuristic white and blue set up
like theres benches and seats that are cubes and rectangular prisms with a pool in the center??  for no reason???
i mean i guess it could connect to the lyrics about the “blue summer day” aber i dont know what it has much to do with anything
i love that the we dont really see the guys in the k.r.y order until like almost 30 seconds into the mv
ive watched this mv at least 10 times by now
idk it makes me happy the boys are able to live their ballad singer dreams esp wook and kyu
kyu is literally wearing either a blazer or button down or both for the entire mv while yesung and wook’s outfits are changed up more in terms of style
i like kyu’s shoes at the end
i just think the white circle is neat
im watching this for the one more time and then i need to move on to something else ajlaskdjf
this time im taking into account the lyrics
when you try your best but the one you love is lost from you
wowowow i was right to wait until the end of this to actually listen and read the lyrics along with it bc like i said in the beginning i was going to cry
i guess they’re called kry for a reason (:
anyways, if you read this and have ideas about certain things/better analyses of the mv let me know!!!
i would love to discuss this with someone ^-^
thank you for reading!!!!!
stay safe and stay healthy <33333
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tinygaysouffle · 4 years ago
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1 & 41 for the asks 💜💜💜
1. Spotify, SoundCloud, or Pandora?
I use pandora more but I wish i could afford a spotify account
41. top 10 favorite songs
uggggghhh i hate htis question so im just going to put my phone on shuffle and list some jams
Nine in the Afternoon - Panic!
Sleep Alone - Two Door Cinnamon Club
Sonny - New Found Glory
Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis - Brand New
Hell No - Ingrid Michaelson
Oh Ms Believer - Twenty One Pilots
Break the Sky - The Hush Sound
Peach - Front Bottoms
Eet - Regina Spektor
Tymps - Fiona Apple
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hoetron · 5 years ago
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okay christ i got tagged in htis massive tag game by @mothable but i love a good ol challenge lets do this buckfucks
RULES: ANSWER THESE 88, THEN TAG SOME PEOPLE
BASICS:
a. NAME AND PRONOUNS: Rae, she/her
b. AGE (and birthday!): 13, Aug 28th :3c im a fucking fetus ny’all
c. SEXUALITY: am i bi? am i lesbian? am i just craving existential death 24/7? i dont fucking know a thing my guy
d. GENDER: cis female hooooh
e. COUNTRY: AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI OI OI
f. FAVORITE AESTHETIC: pastel colours and really nice fashion i guess..??? (also smoking is kind of aesthetic eyes emoji eyes emoji)
TRIGGERS/MENTAL ILLNESSES: i’m not actually sure :x
THE LAST:
1. DRINK: salt water hah normal water is for the WEAK (dont drink salt water please im begging y
2. PHONE CALL: my brother asking what kind of pizza i wanted
3. TEXT MESSAGE: “:3c” im such a fufcking furry...fuckck,,,,
4. SONG YOU LISTENED TO: Daydream warriors by Aquors listen nyall im reconnecting with my hidden buried weebass side of me okay im crying
5. THE TIME YOU CRIED: i dont actually remember? probably like last year unless you count me having tears from laughing too hard as cryng then thats yesterday during the meme aka now called lightning mcqueen server
HAVE YOU:
6. DATED SOMEONE TWICE: nahh
7. KISSED SOMEONE AND REGRETTED IT: dont think ive ever kissed someone thats not my family before im #Pure
8. BEEN CHEATED ON: nope lmao
9. LOST SOMEONE SPECIAL: my grandfather i guess? but he died when i was really young so at that time i didnt really undersyand the feeling of loss and mourn so ksdjfk but we had some goodass memories together
10. BEEN DEPRESSED: they ask you how you are and you just have to say that you’re fine when you’re not really fine but you just cant get into it because they would never understa
11. GOTTEN DRUNK AND THROWN UP: im severely underaged please
TOP 3 FAVORITE COLORS
12. red
13. yellow
14. either black or lavendar,,
IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU:
15. MADE NEW FRIENDS: yis
16. FALLEN OUT OF LOVE: ya,,
17. LAUGHED UNTIL YOU CRIED: okay im known as the most giggly person in class i laugh so easily that i easily have tears over everything
18. FOUND OUT SOMEONE WAS TALKING ABOUT YOU: nahh dont think i wanna know if its like in a bad way :x
19. MET SOMEONE WHO CHANGED YOU: aw y e s
20. FOUND OUT WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE: ya :,) (Thanks em, lily, mae and imogen for making this year truly greater than last year and for being the best friends i could ever ask for)
21. KISSED SOMEONE ON YOUR FACEBOOK LIST: facebook is dead to me
GENERAL
22. HOW MANY OF YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS DO YOU KNOW IN REAL LIFE: serious facebook is dead to me i roasted above the flames of negligence (also because i have like two facebook accounts one using my pesonal email and the other using my more general email , the one using my more general email keeps recommending to me my OWN personal account and its personally so hilarious)
23. DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS: a cat called lucky! (i love him even though im p sure he hates me)
24. DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR NAME: i guess my irl name uhhh im 50-50 with it? but granted on the internet i waaay prefer using the name Rae over my irl one because its short and simple and nice-
25. WHAT DID YOU DO FOR YOU LAST BIRTHDAY: just want to a chinese resturant with my fam and my uncle because we’re simple that way and like. back then i didnt had that much friends so uh l m a o (but vidhi gave me a nerf gun so that was Really Cool and i love her)
26. WHAT TIME DID YOU WAKE UP TODAY: 9 oclocK BECAUSE A HOUSING AGENT WAS COMING OVER (but then i fell back to sleep and woke up at 12 so lmao)
27. WHAT WERE YOU DOING AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT: watching a video on why ‘anime art isnt technically allowed in art school’ because i was just curious and then drawing 
28. NAME SOMETHING YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR: VOLTRON LEGENDARY FUCKNG DEFENDERS SEASON 3 SHIT BABES IM REA LLY FUCKING PREPARED AND NEAR END OF MONTH AVCON BECAUSE EYES EMOJI
29. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW YOUR MOM: an hour ago lmao shes like just outside my room 
30. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH YOU COULD CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE: sighs my shyness and social anxiety and awkwardness (all three of those are counted in a pack right? the pack of “socially inept” people)
31. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW: daydream warriors... by aquors..... (listen im RECONNECTING with my weeb side like said above im actually weeping)
32. HAVE YOU EVER TALKED TO A PERSON NAMED TOM: uh idk mate
33. SOMETHING THAT IS GETTING ON YOUR NERVES: i havent brushed my teeth yet but im lazy to move my legs lmao
LOST QUESTIONS
34. MOLE(S): um quite a lot like a few small ones on my arm and like one on my face below my right eye and theres one underneath my boob i think lmao tmi and the rest i cant be bothered to find
35. MARK(S): a kind of burnt scar mark on my left shoulder from like 6/7 years ago when i got too close to someone smoking and their cigarette burnt me oh and a scar on my knee from the time i fell off my bike while playing bike catching in the neighbourhood with a couple of other friends like 4 years ago?
36. CHILDHOOD DREAM: vet (now im eh about that tho im probably just going to pursue some art career)
37. HAIR COLOR: brown eyy
38. LONG OR SHORT HAIR: long
39. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH ON SOMEONE: yeah. hopefully its dying down now especially since the person is straight (its hard when she sits next to you in class and you guys are sort of friends now and u somehow feel really satisfied when you make her laugh :,) shit )
40. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF: im generally kind with people regardless of whether or not i dont like them or i dont know them well or i know them i guess? (at least in my group of friends im probably the most willing to socialise with others) and uhhhh i guess i can make people laugh? im a huge fucking loser meme nyall
41. PIERCINGS: none and personally dont really want to 
42. BLOODTYPE: shit  i think it was either a B or an O i cant remember (i think its B tho)
43. NICKNAME(S): maggie, migi, bela, bob, bobbo
44. RELATIONSHIP STATUS: single pringle 
45. ZODIAC: virgo
46. PRONOUNS: she/her (lmao yay for repeated question)
47. FAVORITE TV SHOW: fuckngin,,, voltron,,, (probably going to stay my favourite for a long while tho)
48. TATTOOS: none atm (unless you count waterbase tattos then yes stick all the water based tattos on me) but like when im Much Older maybe? just a really small tattoo tho not anything big that covers an entire limb
49. RIGHT OR LEFT HAND: right
50. SURGERY: had a surgery on my foot forgot which side when i was in kindergarten because the skin was *censored for tmi* and yah stitching up your skin fucking hurt babes
51. HAIR DYED A DIFFERENT COLOR: nahhh i dont think id dye my hair tho who knows
52. SPORT: im probably going to retake up basketball again eyes emoji eyes emoji
53. VACATION: ooMMF nothing planned so far
54. PAIR OF TRAINERS: like uhhh what kind of sneakers?? just normal canvas sneakers i guess????? im, what.
MORE GENERAL
55. EATING: OXYGEn
56. DRINKING: IN OXYGEN
57. I’M ABOUT TO: complete this fucking 88  questions then chat on discord and scroll tumblr and tell myself “hey finish up your art!” but then 5 hours later im still scrolling tumblr. oh and im watching wonder woman later so :3c
58. WAITING FOR: nothing atm i guess?
59. WANT: my family’s financial situation to be solved and so that money isnt going to be a huge bother anymore...
60. GET MARRIED: sounds nice but probably only marriage idk the idea of kids doesnt really sound v appealing atm
61. CAREER: artist! (i wanna either work in a game development team or an animation studio eyes emoji ) 
62. HUGS OR KISSES: HUGS
63. LIPS OR EYES: lips erally nice to draw really nice to look at
64. SHORTER OR TALLER: buhhh im short so i guess taller would be nice (tall people have such nice legs too im frankly a little jealous)
65. OLDER OR YOUNGER: what is this in regards to
66. NICE ARMS OR NICE STOMACH: arms so that dO YOU SEE THESE GUNS
67. SENSITIVE OR LOUD: shrug emoji idk man
68. HOOK UP OR RELATIONSHIP: relationship
69. TROUBLEMAKER OR HESITANT: troublemaker pardnyars in crime amirite
HAVE YOUR EVER:
70. KISSED A STRANGER: no
71. DRANK HARD LIQUOR: nope 
72. LOST GLASSES/CONTACT LENSES: yeah p sure i had to go through a whole day of school half blind once without my glasses
73. TURNED SOMEONE DOWN: nah..
74. SEX ON THE FIRST DATE: nO IM 1 3 
75. BROKEN SOMEONE’S HEART: dont think so?
76. HAD YOUR HEART BROKEN: nah babes
77. BEEN ARRESTED: nah
78. CRIED WHEN SOMEONE DIED: somehow when someone dies i decide to laugh instead of breaking down in tears i guess laugh away the pain?
79. FALLEN FOR A FRIEND: ...shit its a bad idea babes dont do it
DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
80. YOURSELF: shrug emoji
81. MIRACLES: sometimes? sometimes no?
82. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: even bigger shrug emoji
83. SANTA CLAUS: nah lmao listen i caught my father and mother wheeling in bicycles for my sister and i when i was like what 8? usually i just played along because hey i was a child
84. KISS ON THE FIRST DATE: ehh depends i guess
85. ANGELS: not really lmao
OTHER
86. CURRENT BEST FRIENDS NAME(S): Emily, Mae Shuen and Lily
87. EYECOLOR: dark brown?
88. FAVORITE MOVIE: this changes all the time
only tagging uhhh @pluminkdot (KASJD I FORGOT IF YOU HAD A MAIN REBLOG ACC IM SORRY RACH), @jaspereffect , @blabrabs / @spaceboomerang (it isnt letting me tag ur main boomers skldfjksd) and uh im too lazy for the rest
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beingmcgee-blog · 6 years ago
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Looped will be airing on CITV in english starting on the 4 at 4 pm (8 am pt time the same day) it’ll then aired normally giving us episodes that have yet to aired.
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