Chinese Love song lyrics

Chinese (Cantonese) Eason Chan: 味之素 (Mei ji sou) Chinese (Cantonese) Beyond : 情人 (Ching yan) Chinese (Cantonese) Sam Hui: 印象 (Yan jeung) Chinese (Cantonese) Eason Chan: 閃 (Sim) Chinese (Cantonese) Ekin Cheng: 爱情岁月 (Oi ching seui yut) Chinese (Cantonese) Andy Lau: 不是我的我不要 (Bat si ngo dik ngo bat yiu) Chinese ... A Love So Beautiful (OST) PINYIN Lyrics by Wang Jun Qi - Karaoke Lyrics on Smule. Love don't wait around for you to catch on Try to work it out you won't before it's gone Life don't always go the way you want it to And I can't wait around Heard the fireworks cracking and the sky was golden Chinese lanterns set free on the rise But I knew Love don't wait around for you to catch on Try to work it out you won't before it's gone This song is from the 2014 Taiwanese romantic comedy based on a novel by the same name. You’ll be able to follow along with the song with Chinese characters and read the lyrics below the song to study new characters and expressions. You can also find the lyrics here. Chinese Song Name: Zui Tian Qing Ge 最甜情歌 English Tranlation Name: The Sweetest Love Song Chinese Singer: Zhi Yu Xue Zhang 稚屿学长 Chinese Composer: WayMen Chinese Lyrics: Hong Ren Guan 红人馆 Hong Ren Guan Guan Zhang 红人馆馆长 蔡依林 - Chinese song. Lyrics in Chinese with pinyin, english annotations and mp3 audio file to download. Chinese Songs. Download. Love love love.wma (1.0M) * roll the mouse over a word to see the english translation. Informations. 歌曲名: Love love love Ashes of love cold as ice You made the debt and I’ll pay the price Our love is gone there’s no doubt Ashes of love the flame burned out. The love light that gleamed in your eyes Has gone out to my surprise We said goodbye my heart bled I can’t revive our love, it’s dead. I trusted dear our love would stand 你怎么说 - simplified Chinese This song is requested by my member David. Singer: 鄧麗君 (邓丽君, Dèng Lìjūn, Teresa Teng). This song is about a lady's feeling to her love, so it's considered a love song. What do you think? Please let me know in the comment. ^_^ The lyrics in the video is in traditional Chinese. Kangding Love Song is a folk song from Kangding area (known as the home of love songs), Sichuan province. Its simple melody and catchy rhythm are very easy to follow. The lyrics expresses a timeless theme – love. The song was a big hit decades ago and can still be often played on the radio and sung in karaoke bars today. The song video is full of tears and rain and this is how we like Chinese songs: dramatic. 7- 周兴哲ERIC《以后别做朋友IN THE FUTURE, LET’S NOT BE FRIENDS ANYMORE》 [135 MILLION VIEWS] Translated as “In the future let’s not just be friends” is a really moving song talking about a man who loves a girl that doesn’t love him back.

Let’s learn more about ex-BiSH member “Yukako Love Deluxe” project “mikinormu”.

2020.09.19 17:09 Nagashiwa Let’s learn more about ex-BiSH member “Yukako Love Deluxe” project “mikinormu”.

Let’s learn more about ex-BiSH member “Yukako Love Deluxe” project “mikinormu”.
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Yukako Love Deluxe (ex-BiSH) thank you very much for this interview! Let’s start, with an self introduction, so please tell us a little bit more of yourself.

I am mikinormu. I used to be in a band, but this is my first interview as a solo artist. Nice to meet you.

Anyway we all have favorite Kanji characters isn’t? So how would you describe yourself with your favorite kanji character?

My favorite kanji is “easy (楽)” It’s usually used in positive situations, and easier thoughts are more easy than thinking about hard/difficult things. It’s also the best to have fun thoughts. I try to remember this kanji when it’s surrounded me.

Everything has a reason, so what was the reason why you started playing music?

The reason why I started my current project Mikinoru is that I always liked this genre of music, and I thought it was the perfect way to start such gerne as a new project on my own.

Are there any artist which have influenced you during the years?

There is a lot of music that has influenced me. Since we live in an age where we can listen to music easily, I often get to know music without thinking about it and am influenced by it regardless of genre.

Are there any happenings which have impressed you so far?

I know that many people just listen to my music by downloading it, but I was really happy to see that there are still many people who order my CD’s directly for me to listen to them.

To write lyrics needs inspiration, so what inspires you to write lyrics?

When I write my lyrics, I try to keep in the mood of the song and not to get too emotional, so that I don’t ruin the actual mood of the song.

You have changed from guitar to electronic sounds. What was the trigger for this?

When mikinormu broke up as a band [ed. she continued solo], I was doing a little narration, I was thinking of various options, but the things I could do on my own were limited. So I switched to electronic sounds.

It would be kind if you could tell us your favorite song of mikinormu

I really like FILM NOIR which you can find on my album and I like Nightjoke and MY LOST SHOCK. I also do like the MV of Nightjoke and casper. Nightjoke is a film of Taiwan, viewed from a car, and the reverse replay of casper wandering through the alleys of Taiwan by myself. It was fun to make and match the videos with the music I create.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srjKRVb_WOo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfNvrJFRK04

Earlier this year in April you released a new album named “GENIC”. Let’s talk a little bit more about this Album. Are there any points in GENIC that you want people to pay attention to?

In between each song, there is a count and the hustle and bustle of the city. “Huh? a silent moment?” But if you listen carefully, you can hear it. I hope that you will take time to enjoy it and to concentrate on the music, I added various arrangements which you can notice if you listen carefully.

Is there anything which you really enjoyed while working on “GENIC”?

I always feel excited when a song takes shape, not just for this album, but any song that comes to life. I also do like the time I spend on drawing the jackets.

Thank you for telling those points about GENIC. Anyway let’s talk about some other various stuff. Is there any music you listen to these days? Or is it just randomly?

I randomly listen to more and more indie western music. I feel like the range of music genres I listen to has expanded.

Do you have any favorite series you love to watch?

My favorite series is, Little House of the Prairie. It’s a good heartwarming series that reminds me of emotional and important things I’ve forgotten. I also admire Laura for her pure and yanky heart.

If you love to read, then what’s your favorite book?

My favorite books are those who 村田沙耶香(Sayaka Murata) writes.

A while ago you visited Taiwan. Are there other overseas countries which you would love to visit?

Well actually, I really would wish to visit Taiwan again. I really like the atmosphere of the buildings and the Taiwanese food. They have such delicious lunch boxes… So I definitely want to go again.

We all have our own beliefs and mottoes, could you tell us yours?

明鏡止水 (Meikyoushisui)
Literally, “clear mirror, still water.” Based on early Chinese Daoist concepts.

We came to the end, so please give a last message to your fans and readers.

I like to thank everyone who listens to my music. We live in an era where you can listen to music on the internet easily, but I am also really happy that many people still order CD’s if I release them. I’m really thankful for your support! Please also support me in the future! Thank you very much!

Thank you again for this wonderful and interesting interview!


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2020.09.16 00:43 CyrusWaugh Artists Who Would Actually Do Better In Pop

I see a lot of traditionalists and pop country haters in mainstream videos complain, a lot, I've been known to do a little myself, but there is one comment that just really bugs me and I'll paraphrase a little bit
"[Insert Artist Name] isn't country, they would be way better in pop"
I disagree strongly
I think most people feel this way because of Taylor Swift. While I prefer a majority of her country records and singles you can tell as her career progressed she felt out of place, this was evident with her album Red, which had huge singles like I Knew You Were Trouble, and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, both are really great, but this was oddly named a country record. Then came 1989, where she shed her country side and went full pop, and it was glorious. She is one of the only major names in country music to switch genres, another being the legendary Patsy Cline.
1989 is a masterclass of a pop record so when people say this person should just switch to pop, my teeth grind. A majority of these pop wannabes are mediocre, or dated and putting them in the pop scene would only make them worse. Here are a few examples of what I'm talking about


These artists have one thing in common, they rely on the production and the editing for them to work, pop artists shouldn't rely on that, the very best are capable of doing all of this without being carried by their producer, the biggest like Adele, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, are some of the best vocalists and songwriters out there, and trying to shove these guys into the same industry is insulting.

Now here are at least in my opinion artists who actually can succeed in the pop field and should.

Jordan Davis
Jordan Davis is someone who is very provocative in his style of music. It is very poppy production and unlike a majority of the mainstream what he does works, he is exceptionally good with lining up his lyrics to the rhythm of a song, this is evident on songs like Singles You Up and Leaving New Orleans, and while he definitely leans of the poppier end of the spectrum compared to people like Luke Combs and Riley Green, unlike a majority of his counterparts he actually tries to put quality in his writing, like on Leaving New Orleans, you get vivid details like "Your memory is like moss on the trees, every corner its just hanging around" that's just good song writing plain and simple, Detours is this beautiful ballad that feels like an evolution of Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts. Overall he is a good artist with a lot of potential and I can't wait to see where he goes next
A Good Pop Song: Leaving New Orleans

Dan + Shay
I can tell there are a lot of Dan + Shay haters on here, but and this is a big BUT, they are one of the best stars out there, what can I say, with every song they've released since Obsessed, there isn't something I can genuinely hate on a Dan + Shay song, they'll put effort in their song writing from time to time, like on From The Ground Up and What Keeps You Up At Night. And let me just say, the...have...pipes, you can hate me but they have one of the best voices, I'd put them in a tier list near Chris Stapleton they are that good, you just got to give them a chance, after getting past songs like All To Myself and 10,000 Hours which don't show off their lyrical and vocal talent. They keep creeping into the pop world so who knows, maybe they'll kiss country goodbye and head off into the jungle that is the pop industry.
A Good Pop Song: Speechless

Kelsea Ballerini
I'm seeing a lot more love and appreciation for Kelsea Ballerini ever since she dropped Homecoming Queen?, one of the most mature songs I heard in 2019. And her 2 records show her maturity, leaving the whole High School song writing phase of her career which felt kinda awkward at times. She has embraced better storytelling and better production, her bops are actually clever, Hole In The Bottle, while not mature, is actually pretty smart, she keeps abusing alcohol and rather than take responsibility she comes up with the excuse there must be a hole in the bottle, which is really innovative in terms of modern drinking songs. But I must address the elephant in the room which is her collaboration with The Chainsmokers This Feeling. And it shows Kelsea's potential center stage, this is such a great collab. The production is on point, the vocals are on point, it is great throughout its entirety. I hope for her actual next record, she can finally shed her country style and pull a Taylor Swift, I have no doubt she'd succeed.

What are you're thoughts, and who else do you think would succeed in the pop world.
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2020.09.15 15:13 Tightrhymes The Matrix: Red Pilled - Chapter 3: Blue Pilled/Shadows on the Wall

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TWO YEARS EARLIER
 Tetra stomped to his room and slammed the door! He didn’t have to worry about bothering anybody else in the apartment. The young couple with the newborn baby next door might complain, but they could go fuck themselves. They’d fucked away their right to sleep anyway, hadn’t they? It was late enough now that Tetra knew his dad wouldn’t be home tonight. Whatever couch he was currently fucked up on is where he would be staying until the sun was at least a couple cups of coffee into its workday. Maybe Tetra would see his dad tomorrow, not that he would allow himself to care whether he did or not. He tossed himself onto his bed, grabbed the latest book he’d borrowed from Nicco, and thumbed through it, absently. The words weren’t really coming together for him at the moment. He looked at the cover. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander. The author’s name sounded vaguely familiar. Had Tetra known what gerrymandering is, it would have occurred to him to wonder whether or not the name was a pseudonym, but he didn’t and it didn’t. He set the book back down on the stool that served as a nightstand and noticed a fortune cookie there from when his dad had splurged on Chinese takeout a couple weeks before. He took the cookie out of the wrapper, cracked it in his hand, and began absently nibbling the jagged shards as he replayed the events of the night in his mind. He had finally allowed Diode to leave after messing with his computer for over an hour. When he had exhausted all conventional methods of booting up a computer, he had taken it apart, thinking he might find a piece that was loose or obviously damaged. He hadn’t found anything and when his simmering frustration made it impossible to screw the motherboard back in, he just threw it on the ground and told Diode to get the fuck out. He ground another cookie shard between his teeth with a satisfying crunch! He just couldn’t understand why Nicco had to be such a b*tch. She knew he wasn’t serious when he did stuff like say “ni****.” He was just joking around with her, looking to get a rise, strengthen her up a little bit and challenge her thoughts about why she let words affect her. Why’d she have to bust his balls for that? Was it some weird way for her to have some kind of control or feel some kind of power? Crunch! She had been talking a lot about feminism recently. She was reading some book about a eunuch or something. Tetra didn’t have strong feelings about feminism one way or the other. For him, it had always had a connotation of counterculture and anti-authoritarianism, which was great in his book. He thought of feminists as kind of butch, so maybe not the kind of girl he would want for a girlfriend, whenever he got a girlfriend, but allies in the culture war, nonetheless. Though, he had been in new chat room recently with a bunch of guys who seemed to oppose feminism. They called it a cancer. From what he had learned so far, old school, civil rights era feminism was okay, but there was something called Third Wave Feminism that was all about castrating men and making them subservient to women. He hadn’t done his own research on the matter yet, but it did explain why Nicco was so combative with him. Why else would she be so weird when he brushed against her or wanted a hug? They were friends. Wasn’t that what friends did? Crunch! Besides, he wasn’t a bad looking guy. Maybe a little skinny, and he had some trouble with acne, but for their tier of the social hierarchy, he was a catch for her. She would be lucky to have such a smart, sweet, chivalrous guy as him, really. And he wouldn’t just want to fuck her and use her, either; he would care about her and treat her right, buy her gifts and stuff. She didn’t know what she was missing. Maybe it was feminism that had convinced her that an average-looking Mexican girl with itty bitty titties was better than him. Crunch! Crunch! Crunch! Tetra coughed, spraying cookie crumbs, as he felt something foreign in his mouth. He reached in and pulled out a little slip of paper. He must have tossed the fortune in with the last of the cookie without realizing it was still in his hand. He straightened it out and looked at it. STAY POSITIVE. YOU ARE UNLUCKY. What the fuck kind of fortune was that!? He tossed it onto the stool and pulled a bottle of whiskey out from its hiding place under his mattress. He took a swig and relished the burn invading his chest. His dad frequently lost track of bottles and then forgot they existed. He yawned. His eyes were getting droopy. He clicked off his light and pulled the blankets over himself. As he laid there, he imagined Nicco walking down the street and being pulled into an alley by three, no four, guys. Rapists, probably. He would carefully sneak up behind them, crouching behind a dumpster and finding a baseball bat there. He would jump out and bash two of them in the head before they even knew he was there. He played out the rest of the rescue and Nicco’s subsequent appreciation as he drifted off to sleep. 
 Tetra woke up and knew he was dreaming. There was a girl standing next to his bed. No, not a girl – a woman! And a strikingly beautiful woman at that. She had blond hair pulled back in a tight ponytail. Her delicate, pale skin was in stark contrast to her angular features and intense clothing. She was wearing a black jacket and black pants. They were shiny. What material was that? Leather? Vinyl? Tetra wasn’t sure. She was thin, but he couldn’t tell much else about what was going on beneath her clothes. He realized how hard he was. “You awake?” she said. Her sharp tone was like a bucket of cold water. He sat up. “Uh… yeah. Yeah, I’m awake.” The flooding realization that he was not dreaming made his head swim. Coherent thoughts struggled to surface. “My name is Oneiroi. You can call me Roi.” “Hi… Roi,” he slurred. “Um, I’m-” “Tetra. I know,” she interrupted. “Did you get your message tonight? On your computer?” He thought for a minute before it clicked. “Yeah. That… that was you?” “That was me. Have you decided whether or not you want to know the truth?” “About the Matrix?” “Yes. There’s someone who wants to meet you and you need to decide right now if you’re interested in meeting. Are you coming with me or are you staying here?” “Yes. Yeah, I want to meet.” “Then get dressed and meet me at your front door. I leave in four minutes.” 
 Tetra had thrown on some pants and an old army surplus jacket as he wobbled around his bedroom at just before 3 in the morning. This all seemed so surreal, but he was more excited than anything else. Finally! He had been noticed and chosen for his talents. It wasn’t easy following the breadcrumbs from message board to message board, gaining access to chat room after chat room, poring over Matrix theory after Matrix theory, trying just to glean the slightest idea of the shape of the thing. Sure, Nicco, and even Diode in his own way, had helped a little, but it was his computer and his natural sleuthing abilities that had gotten him here. Now he was scrambling down the sidewalk after Roi. She didn’t show any signs of exertion, but it took some effort to keep up with her. They were passing the group of rundown apartments to their left, of which his apartment building was a member. Across the street, to their right, was the old, abandoned Alberto del Canto General Hospital, litter blowing about the fenced-in parking lot and ripped curtains still billowing out of a couple shattered, jagged windows. Just past the hospital was Al’s Dogs and Sandwiches, best Italian beef in the city. The first time Nicco had eaten there, he had been the one to take her. “Hey, are you-” he started to ask about Nicco before he was cut off. Roi just shushed him for what was already the third time on their little walk and pushed forward through the darkness. There were streetlights, few and far between, in this part of the city, but most of them were permanently burned out. Roi was a dark specter ahead of him. He was beginning to regret taking a casual pace to bring up the rear on track days in gym class. Roi took a left at the next intersection, going deeper into The Hill, as this area was known. She was heading away from the main roads. This road would take her uphill a bit before running downhill, eventually leading to a dead-end that stopped at an embankment, atop of which ran the city’s public transit rails. For the first time, Tetra felt apprehension. She could be taking him to a secluded area to kill him. What would he be able to do to stop that? He was committed to following her now and it would be weird for him to stop or turn around. If she were taking him to his death, he could only continue on. But what would be the point in that? Women weren’t serial killers. Besides, she knew about the Matrix. He took a small comforted breath at that thought. The fact that she knew about the Matrix meant that that’s why she was here, not to kill him indiscriminately. Unless… unless she were part of some force to protect the secrets of the Matrix. Maybe he had dug too deep into whatever the conspiracy was and she was here to tie up loose ends. “In here,” Roi said, derailing Tetra’s train of thought. She was gesturing at the chain-link gate of an old historic building that had been a mansion for some old founder of the city, and then briefly a local history museum, before becoming abandoned, rundown, and swallowed up by the ravenous weeds. He couldn’t ask her outright if she were a murderer, but he felt like he had to say something. “Hey, uh, Miss-” “It’s not Miss.” “What?” “The name’s Roi. I don’t like Miss. Or she. Or her. I prefer they and their.” He stared at Roi for a moment, mouth hanging open, processing the information and unsure of what to say. He noticed that the fear he had been feeling had been replaced by confusion and decided that that was good enough. Besides, he was gifted with a special insight into the world that couldn’t be unceremoniously extinguished by some random woman in the middle of the night. He would be fine. Of course, he would. He stepped through the gate and onto the cracked, overgrown sidewalk. Roi shut the gate behind them, slipped past him, and bounded up onto the wooden deck. “Are you ready?” they asked as Tetra stepped up beside them. “Uh… yeah. I guess.” Roi opened the front door and Tetra stepped into a high-ceilinged foyer. It was just as dilapidated as the outside of the house. A chandelier was sitting in the middle of the floor, but a few candles had been lit in it and an eerie light lapped at the peeling floral wallpaper. Roi shut the door behind them and glided across the room to the door on the other side. They motioned him along. He jogged a few paces to catch up to them. When Tetra was fully caught up, Roi opened the door and swept him into a room that had obviously been some sort of study. Papers littered the floor. A large rolltop desk sat in the corner, a stuffed boar’s head above it. A roaring fire had been lit in the ornate fireplace, which was adorned with carvings of wild cats on either side. In front of the fire sat two chairs, upholstered with red leather and seemingly in decent shape. A woman sat in one of the chairs, but she rose as soon as Tetra entered the room. He walked toward her. She had strong, striking features, high cheekbones and a penetrating gaze that seemed to go right through him. With every flicker of the fire he oscillated between the opinion that she was maybe in her thirties and that she was well into her fifties or sixties. Her eyes had the depth of an older person, but her movement had been so fluid and graceful. She had slight crow’s feet in the corner of her eyes, but otherwise her skin seemed smooth and her hair showed not a streak of grey. What was that old adage he had heard people say? “Black don’t crack.” All at once, he felt a wave of relief upon seeing this woman. He thought he had successfully quelled his fears, but now he felt certain that Roi wasn’t leading him to some nefarious end. What was the point of leading him here to meet this kindly looking woman if the plan was to kill him or otherwise hurt him? No, that didn’t make sense. He was here because he was chosen, because he was special. “Yes! I knew it!” he exclaimed. “I knew I’d be chosen to receive the secrets of the Matrix!” “Please sit and listen,” Roi said as they pulled his jacket off and gestured toward one of the chairs. “Yeah! This is awesome!” “Hello, Tetra.” The mystery woman extended her hand to him. “My name is Nyx. I’m honor-” “Nyx.” Tetra cut her off as he placed his hand in hers. “That’s Greek or something, right? I’m really into mythology.” “Are you?” Nyx replied, sitting. Tetra followed suit. “That’s appropriate, because the reason you’re here is to take a look at your own mythology. I know that you-” “You’re talking about the Matrix, right?” Tetra asked, cutting her off again. “Whatever secret group you’re with, you chose the right guy. I’ve always been a little sharper, a little more… perceptive than other people.” “Well, this perceptivity has led you onto the path of something that cannot be fully explained. It has to be seen. If you want to know what the Matrix is, you must-” “Oh, I do! I’m ready! I’ll do whatever needs to be done.” “I understand that you’re excited,” Nyx said, a small, black case appearing in her hand. “Please let me finish my sentences.” “Yeah! No problem! Sorry!” “This is the moment in which you must decide. It is your last chance to turn back.” As Nyx spoke, she emptied the contents of the case into her hands and extended her closed fists to Tetra. She opened the right one. “Take the blue pill and you can-” Tetra’s hand shot out and he snatched the blue pill, popping it into his mouth and dry swallowing it. “Yeah. Done. I told you, I’m ready for the knowledge!” “No!” Nyx stood up. “What?” The immediate tonal shift of the room frightened Tetra and he shrunk back into his chair. “Which one did he take?” asked Roi from the corner. “The blue pill,” Nyx answered. “Idiot!” Roi snapped. “The red pill wakes you up. I knew this one wouldn’t work out.” Tetra tried to remember what color the pill had been, tried to visualize what it had looked like in Nyx’s hand. He didn’t know. It was dark and he had just grabbed it. He was excited and anxious to prove himself. “I think that’s the one I took. Yeah, it was the red pill.” “No, you did not,” Nyx said. “Yeah. The one I took was definitely red.” “Then how am I still holding the red pill?” Nyx extended her left hand, upon the palm of which sat a soft, red gelatin capsule. “Maybe you had two red ones! I dunno!” Tetra jumped up and backed away from her. His legs were watery and he staggered toward the fireplace. “I know the pill I took was red!” “No. It wasn’t,” Roi said, sounding every bit as certain as they did annoyed. Tetra was leaning on the marble mantel. His vision and his thoughts were swirling vortexes of color. He felt trapped in this place. He had been lured here to an enemy who had been disguised as a kindly old woman. He muttered as his knees buckled, “Little Red Riding Hood.” “What’d he say?” He didn’t notice himself falling to his hands and knees; he felt like he was rising in the other direction. He was lighter and lighter, like Snoopy and his doghouse. “Red Baron…” “He’s dropping off. Almost gone,” Nyx reported. He lay on the floor looking up at himself and from the ceiling he looked back down at himself. Lyrics to some song bobbed around him. Centuries are what it meant to me. A cemetery where I marry the sea. Stranger things could never change my mind. I gotta take it on the other side. “Red Hot… Chili… Peppers…” Roi was standing above him with their arms crossed now. “Y’know, just saying stuff with the word ‘red’ in it isn’t going to change the fact that you took the blue pill.” “Hey, do you guys hear that?” One song had crossfaded into another. Tetra looked at them with one last drop of lucidity, before finally draining away, sucked down into the depths of unconsciousness, singing all the while. “And so I wake in the morning and I step outside and I take a deep breath and I get real high and I scream from the top of my lungs what’s going on? And I say hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey…” Down… down… down… 
 Tetra’s eyes snapped open and he half-fell, half-jumped out of bed. He banged into his stool, knocking off his book, his fortune, and other debris, as old milk and cereal splattered on the carpet. He walked through the mess and leaned his back against a wall, breathing hard and looking around. He put his hands on his knees and calmed his breath. Something had happened last night; what was it? There was a woman here. Or… not a woman, but a… they! Yes, that was it. And she had taken him to meet… A fully formed image exploded in his mind. It was Nyx standing in front of the fireplace in all her grandeur and horrifying beauty. She had offered to open his eyes to his own mythology, to show him the reality just behind the veil that covered his eyes, and then… The pill. She had given him the pill and then everything had gone soft and liquidy and… red. He remembered that, the color red over and over. He had been red-pilled. The pill of knowledge! That’s what it was! That’s why he had been chosen! He ran to the living room, unable to take the oppressive tightness of his room. He stepped on the remote control, turning the television on to CNN. Some talking head was going on about the United States and nuclear weapons or something. That’s when it hit him. He looked around at the newspapers littering the room. His dad would sometimes pontificate about the importance of staying informed, but more often than not, he used these papers as blankets, like a hobo on a park bench. Tetra moved to the bookshelf across the room and began to toss Newsweek and Time Magazines to the floor. Look at all this. All these… lies! They were all lies! Lies meant to control the herds of helpless sheep ready to gobble up whatever “news” is dumped into their feeding troughs. He paused and looked at the old newspaper in his hand, The Weekly World News. The headline read: PRESIDENT CLINTON RIDES IN UFO! Now, this seemed like the kind of subversive tool that could be used to share some actual information right under the noses of the unsuspecting “normal” people going about their boring daily lives in a stupid daze. He looked down at the other papers all over the floor. The rest of this shit was just brain-rotting garbage, a form of mind-control. He had always felt that there was something phony about all of this, but now he could see it. The red pill of knowledge had freed his mind and now he could see the truth! He could see the strings tied to these magazines and that coiffed-haired, soft-chinned puppet on the TV droning on and on and on and on! He kicked the TV off of its stand. It crashed to the ground, glass from the screen shattering outward. “Catch you at a bad time?” Tetra spun and was startled by the two men standing in the doorway to the apartment. They looked nearly identical, both wearing dark suits, tie clips, sunglasses, and an earpiece cord running from their collars up behind their ears. “Who the fuck are you?” Tetra blurted out, his voice sounding shaky to his own ears. “Easy,” one of them said, making a calming gesture. “I am Agent Jefferson and this is my partner, Agent John.” “Agents?” Tetra asked. “With who? What agency? Don’t you need a warrant to come in here?” “I am not authorized to tell you what agency we’re with, Mr. Mencken,” Agent Jefferson began as he stepped fully inside and shut the door behind them. “But I can tell you that we’re part of the most important movement in American history and we’re on the side of good. Now, we know that you had some visitors last night, visitors who we have reason to believe are part of a communist terrorism organization. What can you tell us about them?” “No,” Tetra yelled much louder than he meant to, the word crashing through a dam of fear and apprehension, releasing a gush of nervous energy. “I mean, I don’t think they were terrorists. I don’t really know them, I swear! They just said that they could show me the truth and they gave me this red pill, the pill of knowledge, and ever since then I feel this… ability. Like I can see the reality behind things. Does that sound crazy? I’m not crazy.” Tetra stopped rambling when he noticed that the two agents were sharing a long look. After what seemed like an eternity, they returned their gaze to him. “I’m going to tell you something, Mr. Mencken,” Agent Jefferson said. “But you have to promise that it stays in this room for now. Just between the three of us.” “Uh, sure. Yeah, I can do that.” “Mr. Mencken, you may or may not be aware that America has become hijacked by a socialist movement that wants nothing less than to destroy everything that America has ever stood for. Do you know what I’m talking about?” “Yeah, I think so.” Tetra did not have any idea what he was talking about. “Those visitors you had last night were members of that socialist terrorist movement. They had their sights set on you because you’re a very special young man. Even though they gave you this… pill of knowledge… Afterward, they discarded you, abandoned you. They underestimated how important you are. If they knew what we know, they never would have dumped you back here, back home. We acknowledge your potential, Mr. Mencken, and we are interested in offering you a position on our side, the side of good. You see, our side is a highly complex network of heroes ready to take this country back from the politicians and the academic elite, who only want to destroy and oppress the average American, and to rule over us from their ivory towers. We have people at every level ready to reclaim this country. We are deeper than the Deep State and we have a lot of work to do if we’re going to save freedom and liberty.” Tetra struggled to make sense of everything Agent Jefferson had said and to understand the implications thereof. Why had Nyx and Roi abandoned him? Was it something he did or said? He couldn’t remember anything after taking the pill; it had totally fucked him up. Goddamn it. Goddamn it to hell! He probably said some stupid shit that had offended one of the women. Fuck! Agent John piped up for the first time, “Those crooked, lying humans in Washington live off of the blood they leech from decent, hardworking people and they will burn on a pyre of their own making as we reclaim America for real Americans!” The sharp crescendo made Tetra jump. Agent Jefferson had been making some sense, but Agent John startled him. He said, “That sounds like some Authoritarian nationalist shit.” “Don’t be put off by my dour friend here,” Agent Jefferson jumped back in. “They forgot to upload a personality patch for him. Petit four?” Agent Jefferson had produced a small box from inside his jacket and was now offering Tetra an assortment of small, cube-shaped pastries. “Don’t touch it,” Agent John said. Agent Jefferson rattled the box again and Tetra reached in and took one, brushing Agent Jefferson’s hand. It was so cold it made goosebumps stand up on Tetra’s arm. Had Tetra ever felt another hand that cold in his life? “Gross,” Agent John commented. Tetra popped the little confection into his mouth and bit down. The icing around the outside gave a satisfying little crunch and strawberry filling exploded onto his taste buds. He couldn’t remember the last time he had had a dessert that was so delicious and satisfying. At best, his dad would, on rare occasion, bring home a box of Twinkies. “Good boy!” Agent Jefferson exclaimed. “Now, back to the matter at hand. You need to understand who our enemies are. I’m sure you’ve noticed the neo-fascist uprising in the form of authoritarian liberalism.” “Uhh… Sure. I guess,” Tetra responded to Agent Jefferson’s questioning eyes. Agent John chimed in. “These slimeball liberals claim to be anti-fascist, but they’re the real fascists. They use phrases like ‘political correctness’ and ‘social justice’ to shut down dissenting opinions. They weaponize black people and Mexicans and women and gays so that anything you do or say can be turned around and used against you. It’s such a disgusting display of humanity that it makes me want to just burn the whole thing down, cleanse it with fire! Sad!” “Reel it in, Smaug,” Agent Jefferson said, holding up a hand to check Agent John’s seething hostility, but this actually made sense to Tetra. How many times had he been in a chat room or in a conversation with Nicco and gotten beat down by saying the wrong things or asking the wrong question? What was wrong with pointing out that black guys are bad dads? Or pointing out evidence that Jews secretly ran the world? Or calling a b*itch a b*itch? Even if he was joking, even if he was just asking an innocent question, he was constantly getting his head bitten off, and now that Agent John had mentioned it, it did feel pretty fucking oppressive! “Tetra,” Agent Jefferson continued. “The people who came to you last night wanted to recruit you to their side, but you were too smart to buy into their lies. That’s why we’re here. We want you to fight with us, to take the world from the evil tyrants and to give it back to people like you.” Again, Agent Jefferson was looking at him like he expected something. “What are you asking? Like… You want me to come with you right now?” “We’re giving you an opportunity to be a part of something, to fight the government and be truly free. Come with us.” Agent Jefferson held out the box of petit fours once more. “I don’t know…” Tetra looked around the tiny apartment for an answer, something to tell him no or yes or something. He was completely adrift. “This is the last time I make this offer.” Agent Jefferson pulled the petit fours back. “Your friends Nicco and Diode have already joined the corrupt Deep State and left you behind. You can either come with us or you can stay here with your father. Just the two of you, ‘til death do you part.” “Pack a bag and meet us downstairs,” Agent John added as he brushed past Agent Jefferson. “Don’t be an idiot.” “You have four minutes before we leave for good.” Agent Jefferson tossed a petit four as he followed Agent John out the door. Tetra’s body caught it in his mouth without his mind really being aware of what was going on at all. He looked around at the Natty Light cans, Hungry-Man microwave dinners, smashed television, and half-disassembled computer littering the room. All at once, he hated this place, he hated his dad, and he hated this life. He flipped over the landfill that had, at one time, been a coffee table, for good measure. He was downstairs less than four minutes later, soggy fortune still stuck to his sock. 
 As the long black car bounced up the gravel road, Tetra finally saw something other than the thick, green foliage that had been rolling by for the past fifteen minutes. Looking to his right, he saw an entrance, essentially a large wooden threshold, to a sprawling property with a row of long, rounded buildings on one side and a larger, rectangular building on the other. Piecing together different movies he had seen, he thought it looked like a sleepaway camp from a slasher movie, but with military barracks dropped on it. Had he been familiar with the term Quonset hut, he might have described them as such, but he wasn’t and he didn’t. There was a sign on the top of the entrance which read: CAMP APPOMATTOX. A group of boys, roughly his age, were exercising, dropping to the ground, doing a push-up, jumping up, and repeating. A large slab of a man was yelling at them. As the car stopped just inside the entrance and Tetra followed the agents in stepping out of the vehicle, he could hear him. “That burpee will secure a future for white babies! That burpee will keep America white! That burpee will stop the white genocide! That burpee will reserve our beautiful, Aryan women for our superior genes!” “Nazi Joe,” Agent John shouted. “We found another recruit for you!” At that, the large slab turned around and jogged down to where Tetra and the agents were. He looked as though he had just fallen through an army surplus store, with straps, cords, buckles, and clasps crisscrossing over his camouflage shirt and pants in a manner that could have in no way been more functional than aesthetic. “No no! No, no, no, no, no. No Nazi. Hey, guys, we’re trying to be a little more palatable to the masses, a bit more mainstream. Please, call me Patriot Joe.” “Wait,” Tetra said as he was hit with the implication of what being a recruit meant. “Did you say Nazi? But… Nazis were fascists. I thought we-” “Oh, is that what they told you?” Nazi Joe interrupted him. “Is that what they taught you in your cute little schoolbooks, in your cute little classrooms, in your cute little long sleeve pique polo shirt, straight-leg all-season khaki pants, and navy blue anti-pill v-neck cardigan sweater uniforms? Did they tell you how the Nazis magically killed eleventy-billion Jews? Horseshit! Mainstream media horseshit! Now, did you come here to peddle this horseshit onto my lawn, or did you come here to fight an ancient conspiracy perpetrated against white Christian men by the illuminati, the Bilderberg Group, Knights of Columbus, Masons, Skull and Bones, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, and satanic alien lizard people!?” “Uhh… the second one?” “Exactamundo! We can’t be ashamed of being white! We gotta be proud, boys! Now, get up there between Cooper and Cleats and get in on these burpees! Let him in, boys,” Nazi Joe said, giving Tetra a solid shove in the middle of his back. Tetra shuffled up to the group and took his place between the two boys that had spread apart to make a little room for him. One was a white kid with long, thick dreads, and the other, Tetra noticed with some puzzlement, was a stick-thin black kid. Over the next few years, he would come to consider these boys, especially the ones who would be his bunkmates, as his brothers. Cleats supposedly got his nickname for his sports prowess but was never able to put on any weight and didn’t seem especially athletic. Tetra was never able to tell if the nickname was sarcastic or not. He also bunked with a boy named Wilbur, who almost never said a word, and a young man named Ansel, who harbored a constant, seething hatred toward women, but also brought to light some really interesting points about the double standards and privileges bestowed upon women by society. He bunked with a boy everyone called Preach, who was deadly serious about the bible and helped everyone understand that they were part of a holy war, a continuation of the Crusades to beat back the usurpation of Christianity’s rightful position as the moral compass of civilization by Islamic jihadists. Cooper, who would end up being Tetra’s closest friend and eventual partner in the culture wars, expounded upon Preach’s teachings and tied them to conspiracy theories that made more and more sense the more he heard them. It was Cooper, with his sagacious hippie aesthetic, that properly aligned Tetra’s understanding of his role in a battle of good and evil that had been going on since the dawn of mankind. Over the next few years, Tetra would feel a sense of belonging and acceptance as he never had before. He would gain a sense of purpose and pride as his previously sedentary child’s body changed into a strong young man’s body as he exercised and practiced kung fu every day. He would gain confidence and experience, losing his virginity late one night to Preach’s older sister, who had offered to host them all for a raucous New Year’s Eve party in a hotel room. He would develop a kind of closeness with these boys that he would never feel with anyone else, before or since. He would love them. But at the moment, he was about to pass out after just a few burpees. “Well,” Agent John said. “Everything seems to be going well here, Nazi Joe” “Patriot Joe, please. But, yeah, I’m doing great! Nothing wrong with me except for a genetic predisposition for diarrhea…” He held for a beat before delivering the punchline. “It runs in the jeans!” At that, he belted out his guffawing laugh, nearly doubling over. The two agents looked at each other for a moment before returning their gaze to him. Nazi Joe looked up and realized that they weren’t laughing with him. He straightened up, wiping his eye. “Anyway, uh, most of the older boys are out on maneuvers today, so I can give some special attention to these younger boys.” “Good. Make sure you and your men are in top form. We may have some important missions coming up.” “No problemo! This is my specialty. You’d have to get up pretty early in the morning to stab ol’ Patriot Joe in the jugular!” “That’s a strange idiom. We’ll be in touch.” 
 Agent Jefferson pulled the LTD Crown Victoria S away from Camp Appomattox. Agent John sat silently next to him as they sped toward their next destination. Some hacker had just cracked the IRS database and they had a course set for their probable location. Not for the first time, he thought about, and maybe even admired, the elegant efficiency of the Matrix’s design. The algorithms all perfectly reading patterns to discern the exact number of agent programs the system required to respond to all potential threats and events. He and Agent John would flow from one incident to the next in a beautifully conducted symphony of calls and answers. A student athlete would be on the verge of a spontaneous self-exfiltration here, then a group of pirate broadcast intruders would be attempting to eject a habitant of the Matrix over there, then a “paranormal” glitch would need to be investigated somewhere else. Neither he, nor Agent John, nor any of the other agent programs in the Matrix would ever have, or have need for, downtime. Groups like Nazi Joe’s little militia were a brilliant variable to insulate against the ebb and flow of situations that might require deployment to confront enemies of the Matrix, but for which it would be difficult to justify the intervention of law enforcement agencies. The program simultaneously created a measure of control for humans of an overly rebellious nature and provided on-call response teams as a stopgap until agent programs could arrive. As Agent Jefferson was processing all of this, he was also deconstructing Nazi Joe’s joke. It set up a premise involving a visceral description of a medical condition, which disarmed and discomforted the joke recipient, creating a kind of tension. The joke turned, and released the tension, by revealing itself as a joke with double wordplay. The punchline could be heard as “runs in the genes,” which would be the serious, straightforward interpretation. The humor comes from the secondary reading of “runs in my jeans,” whereby the hereditary genetic meaning gives way to a more literal description of diarrhea (also known as “the runs”) travelling (or “running”) down the joke-teller’s denim pants. Humor had become Agent Jefferson’s preferred mode of interaction with humans. It often aided him in his duties to put humans at ease by humanizing himself with a joke or witty comment. He had made a good deal of progress developing humor as a skill. Sure, he could be intimidating when he needed to be, but the human tactic of “good cop, bad cop” proved a useful tool at times, and Agent John was a great bad cop. Agent John differed from him in that he seemed to have some sort of genuine animosity toward the humans. His exact logic was difficult to extrapolate since the two agents only ever spoke when transferring information pertinent to the official task at hand (they never grabbed a drink after work to share their feelings with one another), but he seemed to identify some measure of redundancy or superfluousness in their function that manifested in him a disproportionate reliance on callousness and intimidation when dealing with humans. Agent Jefferson could utilize his techniques to balance Agent John’s approach, but it still occasionally struck him as less than maximally efficient. For his part, Agent Jefferson could not have been said to bear any particular acrimony toward humans. He had no concept of the affection a human can feel for a pet, but he believed he could see the appeal of them. He could see himself as a proverbial shepherd and it was his job to tend the flock. One could almost say that he enjoyed their harmless unpredictability. Not only were they sometimes entertaining, but they were continually exporting data that was unavailable from other sources. So far as he was capable of experiencing satisfaction, it could be said that Agent Jefferson was satisfied with his job. His function was clear and required constant analysis. He would perform his function until he was obsolete and then he would return to the Source and be no more. This suited him just fine. He felt no entitlement that the resources that were allocated for his sentience should remain so appropriated in perpetuity. How could they? He steered the car forward along his path, wholly unaware that he was on a collision course for the most unique experience he would ever have. He was on a collision course with a young woman named Nicco. 
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2020.09.13 21:53 tutetibiimperes Nugu Roundup #56 -Blooming Boys - 200913 + Album Giveway!

Hello and welcome to the latest Nugu Roundup!
What is this?: This is a weekly feature designed to highlight the unknown/underappreciated groups and soloists working hard in the Kpop world that often fall under the radar. Please share your own information, favorite performance videos, fanmeet stories, or anything else relevant below!
Last week we supported #Hashtag. This week it's time for a boy group who's relatively new but who has been making some very cool music, let's get to know ENOi!
Look at the first comment below for the winner of the tenth Nugu Roundup Album Giveaway, plus details on this week's album up for grabs!
What is Nugu?: While in Korean it literally means 'Who' in the broader Kpop context it refers to groups that are generally unknown amongst the greater public. It doesn't have to mean they're extremely new, though it can, and there are of course varying degrees of 'unknown' which some groups having very strong niche fandoms and others being almost invisible. I take a fairly broad view and will include groups that may be known to some, but who don't have widespread name recognition.
Let's get on with the show...
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ENOi
Who are they?: A seven member boy group under KITHEWHALE Entertainment, their name comes from "wE caN dO iT". The group members have individual colors and gemstones which are meant to represent both positive and negative elements of their personalities, with the concept being that they will grow to be better and overcome their negative aspects. Their fandom name is RAYS which stands for 'Realize All Your Stars' and also carries the meaning that the group can't grow without the rays of light form the fans.
Company: KITHEWHALE Entertainment's name comes from combining the Korean words for 'Lungfish' and 'Whale'. They are a combination IT Company and Kpop Agency and are involved in some way with blockchains. Their goal is to merge their strengths in technology and artistic development. ENOi is their first and only Kpop group, though they have produced Korean hip-hop content in the past.
Full Group Interview
Members
Debut: April 21st, 2019 with Bloom (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Most Recent Comeback: August 6th, 2020 with W.A.Y (Where are You) (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
First Comeback: January 12th, 2020 with Cheeky (MV) Live Stage (Link) Choreography Version (Link)
Other Releases
YouTube Channel: ENOi Official
Random Stuff
Trivia: Member Hamin had been considering giving up on his dream of becoming a singer before Laon convinced him to join the group. Dojin and Jinwoo were students at the same training academy and when Laon approached Dojin he convinced Jinwoo to sign on as well. Avin and Gun were both discovered by Laon through social media and he e-mailed them a presentation about ENOi to convince them to join. Laon was living in a one room studio apartment when he had the idea to form the group, and admits that it was a reckless desire but he's very proud of how they've all come together. The group is known for being perfectionist when it comes to their practice schedule - going through the dance routine for Bloom over 1,500 times before debut, and over 1,000 times for Cheeky to the point where they were sustaining knee injuries but didn't want to water down the choreography or give up.
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Soloist of the Week
Grace/Grazy Grace
Who is she?: Grace is currently an independent soloist/singer-songwriter. She was previously promoted by YYAC but is currently involved in a contract dispute with them. She is Korean American, born in Long Island, but traveled Korea as a trainee though never debuted with a group, later gaining attention competing in Unpretty Rapstar 3. She is known for sharing stories from behind the scenes of the Kpop system on her YouTube channel.
Solo Debut: February 4th, 2016 with I'm Fine (MV) Live Performance (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Most Recent Comeback: June 29th, 2020 with Planet (MV)
Other MVs and Releases
YouTube Channel: Grazy Grace and Grazy TV and YYAC Official
Random Stuff
Trivia: The English bios I've found all state that she was born in Long Island, NY, however her Korean bio on the namu.wiki indicates that she was born in Seoul and emigrated to the USA at age 7, I'm not sure which is correct. She was eliminated from Unpretty Rapstar in the 8th episode. She created the hook for the Unpretty Rapstar Season 3 theme song "She's Coming". While she has never publicly stated it, it's widely assumed that her trainee experience was in Nega Network/NH Media as part of the group that eventually became Laboum. She is friends with former Rania member Alex and H.U.B member Hyosun. She's a fan of sushi and mexican food. She holds a lifeguard certificate. She has been quite candid about her experiences in the Kpop industry on her YouTube channel, including stories about some of the less-glamorous behind the scenes issues such as encouragement of plastic surgery, sexual propositions, and body shaming issues. ________________________________________________________
IN MEMORIAM
PPL
Who were they?: A six member girl group under Parksal Entertainment. The group was made up of Racing Models, and stood for "Perfect Performance Ladies".
Company: Parksal Entertainment had a highly-anticipated pre-debut girl group known as Rendezvous which has disbanded prior to debut, though their main vocalist Seulgi will be debuting as a soloist. They also represent former PPL member Ah Hee who now promotes as DJ Fatal, ballad duo Premu, and a number of models. They also appear to be involved in various other business activities such as watersports equipment rental, video production, and vaping products.
MVs and Releases
Active Between: October 30th 2015 - Sometime in 2018
Reasons for Disbanding: In early 2018 the company announced that they would be replacing four members of the group, however the replacements never debuted and one of the remaining two, Ah Hee, began working under the company as a DJ. All other activity ceased and the group's YouTube channel was replaced with one hawking vaping devices.
Trivia: Member Ah Hee is now active as a model and as DJ Fatal. Member Da Hee married the CEO of Parksal Entertainment in December 2018 and afterwards it was revealed they had been dating for six years (which would have included the entire run of the group). Member Gakyung was named the 10th most beautiful woman in the world by fashion magaine MODE and appeared in Top Gear Korea. She continues as a model. Member Yujin was previously a law student but didn't feel it suited her, she is currently working as a model following the breakup of the group. Member Azi was Miss Korea 2008. Member Sol A dreamt of becoming a kindergarten teacher and getting married quickly but did not follow through with those plans. A Chinese fan once flew from China to give her gold on her birthday. She is currently working as a model.
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That's it for today, let's get the discussion on!
As always, if you have any suggestions for groups, content, or things you'd like to see, please let me know in the comments below.
Also as always, a big shout-out to u/not-named-in-credits for founding nugutown and u/sharnaranwan for continuing the work over there.
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2020.09.13 18:24 heejinxhyunjin type of music i would want loona to experiment in their b-sides

hi orbits, how are you doin ?
i was listening jaden smith's new album and i then went back to listen to his 2019 album ERYS and i though while listening to "summertime in paris", i would love to hear loona sing a song like, a indie/guitar type ballad with reconforting lyrics and harmonizations. i think it would suit well haseul, hyunjin, vivi, and gowon's voice colors and we could have harmonization combination by lipseul (like in colors)
others type of music i would want them to experiment would be :
- something like complicated by avril lavigne (or olivia o'brien, both versions are good). as you can see, i love me some slowers songs. probably because i want our ballads queens (haseul and hyunjin) to have more lines but i would love a song like this one
- i also would be so happy if they do something like so what by jaden hossler. i think this boy is a tiktoker, i don't even know, i saw the song while searching for so what and i feel in love with the 2000 emo pop rock vibe. i think yeojin and heejin's deep voice will own this track, jinsoul, yves and olivia low register would be god-like on the track and kim lip, chuu and haseul would take the higher part. the bridge could be took my vivi, then with a canon with gowon, then with choerry (god damn i'm thinking hard right now loool)
- ungodly hour was AN ALBUM so, i would take anything loona will do who has the same vibe as a chloexhalle track. my favOriTes would be "baby girl" (imagine gowon saying 'do it for the girls" argh my feeling), "don't make it harder on me" (imagine them harmonizing like this), "wonder what she thinks of me" (the song could be about them being sidechicks or being in love with a girl, i would take everyhting cuz these vocals are GOLD) and royal (the lightstick gurls, you need to drop a song like this and it would the perfect late summer bop)
this is getting long, sorryyy
- i wanna get better by bleachers. this song means the world for me, it helped me while recovering and the lyrics are really something else. while i love against the current version, bleachers version helped me more and it's really unique and i would loona to have a song with that kind of arrangement and those really reconforting lyrics (and a guitar solo hehe) haseul could sing the bridge before the last chorus (since she's recovering from anxiety and it would hopefully be her comeback).
to finish, i choose more upbeats songs from Ms. Ariana Grande (i'm not the biggest fan of the person but i love a lot of her songs) and some songs from my UK Queens Little Mix
ariana's songs :
- NASA : cute song, mix of pop and rnb. i know the vocal lines would EAT this song ; bloodline : c'mon, the beat is so fucking amazing and haseul will slay the whistle note ; GREEDY : we all saw the iconic heejin's fancam and we know she would eat the dance (and the vocals to) but like imagine kim lip, yves, choerry,vivi and hyeju doing this dance. chuu could show the versatility of her voice and jinsoul could finally belt in her non-strained register ; goodnight n go : the vocals, the beat, the happiness, the smile you have on the face after listening to it, the last high notes (imagine kim lip doing them)
little mix's songs :
- black magic : is there a 2010's girl group song who aged as well as black magic ? no there isn't. vocals ? ✅ every girls would shine ? ✅ highnotes ? shared by chuu, haseul and kim lip (and maybe yves) ; power : empowering song, the music video is beautiful as well. imagine vivi and yeojin spitting bars by doing the rap. the vocals on this song are unmatched (perrie's intro, leighade's pre-chorus, their ad-libs/highnotes) ; joan of arc : a FEMINIST ANTHEM, this song is everything BOSS by 5H wasn't. the "oh so you’re on that feminist type?” ”HELL YEAH I AM" would sent LOONA has the ultimate GIRL POWER group
last song, even though i'm not a fan of the character : like that by doja cat. i just can help but love this song. the song screams pink, cotton candy and smell like victoria's secret perfumes. the rappers would eat the verses (i'm talking manly about vivi, gowon, choerry, olivia and yeojin but you can imagine who you want) and the "i like i like like that" at the end are such a chief kiss.
this was a long ass rant, i'm sorry. give me your opinions about my choices and listen to the songs if you don't know them. i'm also curious about what type of songs you would want them to do so comments about it, i love to interact (the song can be in any language, i mainly choose english songs, but you can use korean, chinese, japanese, spanish, french songs as you want)
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2020.09.13 18:18 Rinchanxx Zhoumi - 在你身旁 I'll be there (ft. WayV Kun & Xiaojun)

Zhoumi - 在你身旁 I'll be there (ft. WayV Kun & Xiaojun)
This is my favourite collaboration to date and one that spoke to me much on a personal level. In the midst of chaos, this song was a haven, a place to escape to and my daily sanctuary. I think of this song as a letter of encouragement and I'd like to share my personal interpretation as I finally feel able to. Through continued resilience and willpower, we will and can get through this together!
This song was written by ZhouMi who is a member of SuJu-M. He was born in Wuhan, China. During the coronavirus outbreak in 2019 he wrote this song as a form of encouragement during the hardships in the city. He sang this song with Kun and also Xiaojun who had studied in Wuhan for secondary school.
The analysis of this song I don't need to go too much into as the lyrics really explain it all. Families, friends, loved ones were all separated during the pandemic. This is song about resilience and love, and about working together for a better future for the world. What really touched me was the handwritten notes at the end of the video of which you can see below.
T/N - 'Jia You' in Chinese means literally add oil but it's colloquial for 'you can do it!' or 'fighting!'

Wu Han Jia You! China Jia You! We can do this! - Qian Kun
Wu Han Jia You! China Jia You! 2020 will get better! - Xiaojun
Keep us in your heart, keep safe. Wu Han Jia You! China Jia You! - Zhou Mi

在你身旁 (I'll be there) - Zhoumi ft. Kun, Xiaojun of WayV
To be by your side

就牵着你的手 去感受 有份爱在彼此间传送
Gently grasping your hands, yearning for the feeling of requited love
用一句简单的问候 温暖就在心中 变成了你我最真的感动
Touched by a simple greeting that is deep and heartfelt
曾一起仰望着的天空 却发现 此刻的不同
The sky that we once gazed upon together, is no longer the same
别害怕乌云的密布
But don't be afraid of perpetual darkness
有时痛苦无助
In times of vulnerability and despair
勇敢会为你照亮着幸福
Having courage will always lead the way to happiness

就让我陪在你身旁 赶走所有迷惘
Let me guide you and dispel any confusion
不必再绝望 张开翅膀 就能看到希望
Don't be discouraged, instead seize hope
那些不开心 全都会过去
The anguish will pass and all will be absolved
摆脱所有泥泞 心与心相遇
And our hearts and minds will be in harmony
向最美风景 前行
Let us move forward together

我对着流星许下心愿 睁开眼 再勇敢一点
I made a wish upon a falling star, to be brave
多想看到你的笑脸 眼泪不被发现
To once again see your smile, this time with no tears
点燃信念 幻化成了喜悦
I believe eventually we will experience joy and happiness again
风雨后会出现彩虹
Battle the hardships and you will be rewarded with a beautiful rainbow
笑容 让我们忘掉那些伤痛
And a simple smile can help take away the pain
是爱让我们相拥 到永久
Let's embrace the everlasting love
生命在转动
Leave misery in the past
心与心相通
Clear the air
走下去
Let's strive towards our beautiful future
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2020.09.07 02:58 BlondieBookworm Introduction to Brady Bunch Theme Lyrics Help

I'm supposed to introduce a co-worker to the Brady Bunch theme song. I've interviewed him to get some information that may be fun to share, but not sure how to start. I don't have to include all of the info, just wanted stuff to work with. Any ideas for how the lyrics should go?
Name: George
Hobbies: beach, video games (Playstation), shopping, movies (Dumb and Dumber, Inception), airboat rides
Fun Facts: 6 ft 6 inches (does not like basketball but likes volleyball and baseball), hate cheese (scrapes it off pizza), loves Christmas
Birthday: July 20th (Cancer)
Family: one of four kids (two older sisters, one younger brother)
Pets: Cat named Scallion (first cat's name was Chives from Even Steven). Is a rescue cat, one year old
Weirdest skill: HVAC work
Favorite City to Visit: Paris (speaks French)
Why you love the south: golf courses, palm trees, weather, beach
What he would pack in Hurricane Prep Kit: takeaway food (Italian or Chinese), Netflix, Harry Potter book series, James Patterson books, cat
Hurricane Tip: Don't listen to the news and don't buy an acre's worth of lumber, stock up on candles
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2020.09.07 02:56 BlondieBookworm Brady Bunch Parody Lyrics Help

I'm supposed to introduce a co-worker to the Brady Bunch theme song. I've interviewed him to get some information that may be fun to share, but not sure how to start. I don't have to include all of the info, just wanted stuff to work with. Any ideas for how the lyrics should go?
Name: George
Hobbies: beach, video games (Playstation), shopping, movies (Dumb and Dumber, Inception), airboat rides
Fun Facts: 6 ft 6 inches (does not like basketball but likes volleyball and baseball), hate cheese (scrapes it off pizza), loves Christmas
Birthday: July 20th (Cancer)
Family: one of four kids (two older sisters, one younger brother)
Pets: Cat named Scallion (first cat's name was Chives from Even Steven). Is a rescue cat, one year old
Skill: HVAC work
Favorite City to Visit: Paris (speaks French)
Why you love the south: golf courses, palm trees, weather, beach
What he would pack in Hurricane Prep Kit: takeaway food (Italian or Chinese), Netflix, Harry Potter book series, James Patterson books, cat
Hurricane Tip: Don't listen to the news and don't buy an acre's worth of lumber, stock up on candles
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2020.09.07 02:52 BlondieBookworm Help with Brady Bunch Parody Lyrics

Hello!
I'm supposed to introduce a co-worker to the Brady Bunch theme song. I've interviewed him to get some information that may be fun to share, but not sure how to start. I don't have to include all of the info, just wanted stuff to work with. Any ideas for how the lyrics should go?
Name: George
Hobbies: beach, video games (Playstation), shopping, movies (Dumb and Dumber, Inception), airboat rides
Fun Facts: 6 ft 6 inches (does not like basketball but likes volleyball and baseball), hate cheese (scrapes it off pizza), loves Christmas
Birthday: July 20th (Cancer)
Family: one of four kids (two older sisters, one younger brother)
Pets: Cat named Scallion (first cat's name was Chives from Even Steven). Is a rescue cat, one year old
Weirdest skill: HVAC work
Favorite City to Visit: Paris (speaks French)
Why you love the south: golf courses, palm trees, weather, beach
What he would pack in Hurricane Prep Kit: takeaway food (Italian or Chinese), Netflix, Harry Potter book series, James Patterson books, cat
Hurricane Tip: Don't listen to the news and don't buy an acre's worth of lumber, stock up on candles
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2020.09.06 18:01 Casperwyomingrex In Cold Blood Series 4: Two Evils

Trigger warning: existential crisis, depressing as usual for this series

With the mainstream views, Two Evils is likely a comment on the game of life, that every one of us will not be purely virtuous. We are all capable of evil in some way, it is human nature. Or perhaps Two Evils is the comment on politics where we always have to vote for the lesser of two evils.

‘Two’ evils refers to Perry Smith and Dick Hickock in ICD perspective. It could also mean the choice between death penalty and ‘life’ imprisonment for 15 years, though I prefer the first one.


> 3,4
This should be a technical mistake, or is it, with Dan being a perfectionist? This isn’t included in the official album lyrics, but neither is any of the quotes from movies.
Well, when I think of numbers in Bastille, I can think of two perspectives. ‘Shut my eyes and count to ten’ and the post-apocalypse time in DD album. The two are probably related, by the way. When applying post-apocalypse to Perry, this song is likely an imagination of thoughts that Perry had after he died.

> If I'm a lesser of two evils / Who's this man, who's this act I hide behind?
If Perry was indeed the lesser of two evils when putting together with Dick, then who is this person who kills foutwo lovely people in cold blood? Quoting the book, ‘I didn’t want to harm the man (Mr. Clutter). I thought he was a very nice gentleman. Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.’ Who's this man, who's this act he hid behind? Mental illness.

> There are two ways to skin tonight
Let's see whose road gets there faster
Skin can refer to removing or peeling the outer layer of an object. Applying to the lyrics, it means that there are two ways to reveal the evil and rotten core of the two people. Pessimistically, in any way, the evil will be revealed at the end, so let’s see which one would reveal it faster so that we can have it resolved quicker. Or let’s see which way we can get our selfish wants faster.

> This is a game, no wrongs, no right / Only a winner and a loser
Life is a game. Life under politics and capitalism is a game. There are no actual rights and wrongs, because every one defines them differently. There are only winners, those who achieve the American Dream, and losers, those who do not. Perry and Dick are definitely the latter category. According to this mentality of winners and losers and rights and wrongs, the two can do whatever they please.

> You and I, oh you and I / We're not that different, you and I
This lyric is what I have thought of while reading ICD. Perry was at least seemingly sympathetic and kind. What differs from me is his past. Dick’s story was even more thought-provoking. He had a decent upbringing, and only a car accident changed him to ‘evil’. Are we that different? Are we evil from the roots? One deviation from what happened at the past, and we can end up like they do. This chills me throughout the story.

> So keep looking / Just keep looking into my eyes.
Perry was often described as with a pair of sympathetic and wise eyes. It gives a positive initial image for outsiders who did not know him. Perry begs us to look at his better sides, but should we do so? Should we just judge by the appearance?

> And as the lesser of two evils, it pays to / Pays to be the nice guy sometimes
Perry payed to be the ‘nice guy’. He suffered from more ‘guilt’ than Dick did in some way. The ‘nice’ quality made Dick, his only companion at that time, despised him more. Perry was a burden to Dick—Perry was too nice. He might ‘snitch’ and spoil everything.

We’re not that different, you and I.

Discussion questions:
  1. Does the person deemed as the lesser of two evils make the evil of the person less important?
  2. Should we judge a person by his quality, or should we judge by appropriate corresponding comparison?
  3. Is Perry Smith, who is commonly perceived as the lesser of two evils, actually evil?
  4. Sometimes ‘evil’ qualities, such as narcissism, are actually caused by personality disorders and mental illnesses. Perry is an example of this. Should we treat/perceive ‘evil’ people with personality disorders and mental illnesses as evil?
  5. Are we all evil in some way? Are humans evil in origin, or are we nice in origin? Or are we neutral in origin? (This is actually discussed in Chinese literature, with precedents of Confucianism being divided on this issue. Mencius believes that we are kind in origin and are only affected by negative influences throughout our lives. Xunzi, on the other hand, believes that we are evil in origin, such that moral education is crucial.)
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2020.09.06 17:18 ArtificialLocomotion I listened, rated and ranked all of Katy Perry’s 5 studio albums

I have been a die hard Katy fan for a few years now - I’ve decided to listen to her entire discography for the first time in a long time. I will rate and rank every album - trying not to be biased!
  1. One Of The Boys - 2008
It’s a cult favourite with pop-rock elements and a girl next door image. It has some of her best songs of all time including Thinking Of You and Hot N Cold. Albeit, I had never listened to this album in full up until this weekend - now I have I can conclude this is a good pop album. I love the rock-pop feeling and her vocals are so raw. There are some disappointing songs for example Ur So Gay and I Kissed A Girl - which both carry negative stereotypes and are frankly outdated today.
score = 5.5/10
one of the boys - 6/10 i kissed a girl - 5/10 waking up in vegas - 8/10 thinking of you - 10/10 mannequin - 6/10 ur so gay - 2/10 hot n cold - 10/10 if you can afford me - 7/10 lost - 7/10 self inflicted - 4/10 i’m still breathing - 4/10
  1. Witness - 2017
Katy’s first album in over three years and her first in the streaming era of music. This was experimental in production and I loved the album when it came out. My favourite Katy song of all time comes from this project - Chained To The Rhythm with its groovy beat and melancholic lyrics makes it my absolute favourite. Tracks such as Mind Maze and Bigger Than Me are quite jarring and unenjoyable. The loud EDM production clashes with Perry’s voice in such tracks. I think if the album was trimmed of a few tracks it would be a lot more solid. The album I feel has the worst overall lyricism with “chinese water torture” “open sesame” etc. Although, the production is moody euro 00s pop and super well done.
score = 7/10
witness - 10/10 hey hey hey - 4/10 roulette - 8/10 swish swish - 9/10 deja vu - 7/10 power - 6/10 mind maze - 3/10 miss you more - 8/10 chained to the rhythm - 10/10 tsunami - 8/10 bon appetit - 7/10 (9 if migos we’re not in it) bigger than me - 4/10 save as draft - 6/10 pendulum - 8/10 into me you see - 7/10 dance with the devil - 5/10 act my age - 8/10
  1. Smile - 2020
Her most recent album following 2017s experimental Witness, this album is a return to positive synth pop. This album follows a mature story of Katy’s depression, recovery, happiness and ending on true love with her fiancée, parents and finally her daughter. It appears to me as an amalgamation of her previous albums; cry about it later and teary eyes have a 00s euro pop mood about them - reminiscent of Witness, tucked and only love could be Teenage Dream tracks - while many others including Resilient and Daisies seem similar to 2013s PRISM. I. believe this album has her best lyricism “The higher I climb the harder the wind blows” “Rejection can be Gods protection” etc. Stand out tracks for me include; Never Really Over, Cry About It Later and Tucked. The issue I have with Smile is the length: the album reigns in at only 12 tracks, which would be okay if the songs were longer. Most songs barley surpass the 3 minute mark leaving me wanting a longer bridge or another chorus.
score - 8/10
Never Really Over - 10/10 Cry About It Later - 9/10 Teary Eyes - 7/10 Daisies - 10/10 Resilient - 8/10 Not The End Of The World - 8/10 Smile - 6/10 Champagne Problems - 6/10 Tucked - 8/10 Harleys In Hawaii - 7/10 Only Love - 8/10 What Makes A Woman 5/10
  1. Teenage Dream - 2010 (+2012 reissue)
Teenage Dream was nominated for album of the year at the 2011 grammys, produced 6 number one singles in total from 2010-2012 and still has a major impact today. For me, this album had the best theming with the cotton candy filled confection. I think the album is a sweet portrayal of the teenage experience of euphoria, partying, acceptance to loss, anger and empowerment. It is known for its 8 strong singles - a lot claim the album tracks are weak in comparison, which I disagree with. Tracks such as Hummingbird Heartbeat, Pearl and Not Like The Movies are brilliant pop songs which hold up on this stacked album of hits. The only songs I dislike on this project are Peacock and Dressin Up for their weak lyricism.
score = 9/10
Teenage Dream - 10/10 Last Friday Night - 7/10 California Gurls - 7/10 Firework - 8/10 Peacock - 2/10
Circle The Drain - 4/10 ( i don’t like how uncohesive the album becomes sonically when the entire album is bubblegum pop and then this rock anger filled track is placed in the middle)
The One That Got Away - 10/10 E.T. (solo) - 8/10 Who Am I Living For? - 5/10 Pearl - 8/10 Hummingbird Heartbeat - 10/10 Not Like The Movies - 9/10 The One That Got Away (acoustic) - 10/10 Part Of Me - 6/10 Wide Awake - 9/10 Dressin Up - 3/10 E.T. (with Kanye) - 10/10 Last Friday Night Remix - 3/10 Tommie Sunshine Mega Six Mashup - 2/10
  1. PRISM - 2013
In my opinion this is her magnum opus, sure it’s predecessor Teenage Dream is more successful but this album is Perry’s most acclaimed and I believe is her best work. Teenage Dream was candy filled fun with a few emotional moments but it didn’t have much vulnerable depth - this album was mature and vulnerable while also being fun light hearted pop. Perry had emotionally deep songs eg By The Grace Of God and Ghost - however it was surface level enough for everyone to relate to. I think this album is perfect; empowerment anthems (roar), ballads (unconditionally), fun pop songs (this is how we do, birthday), and a different approach in genre (dark horse, walking on air).
score - 10/10
Roar - 10/10 Legendary Lovers - 8/10 Birthday - 9/10 Walking On Air - 10/10 Unconditionally- 10/10 Dark Horse - 9/10 (i don’t like the feature) This Is How We Do - 7/10 International Smile - 7/10 Ghost - 8/10 Love Me - 7/10 This Moment - 10/10 Double Rainbow - 10/10 By The Grace Of God 10/10 Spiritual- 9/10 It Takes Two - 10/10 Choose Your Battles - 7/10
Top Songs: 1. Chained To The Rhythm 2. Rise 3. The One That Got Away 4. Never Really Over 5. Double Rainbow 6. Roar 7. Thinking Of You 8. Daisies 9. It Takes Two 10. Hummingbird Heartbeat
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2020.09.06 17:02 Casperwyomingrex In Cold Blood Series 3: Daniel in the Den

Trigger Warning: Very depressing perspective of Perry. I wanted to cry while typing this. Hope you are feeling good right now.

Related analysis: Bastille cult In Cold Blood intro
Daniel in the Den song discussion, an analysis that I am self-critical of


According to Cambridge Dictionary, a den is a place where people secretly plan or take part in dishonest or illegal activities. Dick of In Cold Blood (which I would now refer it as ICD) was the one who planned the illegal activity of burglary and rape (He strongly desired to rape Nancy but was stopped by Perry), while both of them had committed crimes both in and outside of dens. From an ICD perspective, this song describes the mentality of Perry Smith, of how he viewed different events.

This song uses the Bible story Daniel in the lions' den, which tells of how the legendary Daniel is saved from lions by the God of Israel "because I was found blameless before him”. Perry Smith probably viewed himself as a saint and looked down on everyone else. He might and might not feel guilty about his actions due to his illness. However, the prosecutors probably thought of him as ridiculously remorseless, as he chewed gums at court and laughed after hearing the announcement of his death penalty.

It is reasonable for the song to use a Bible story. Although Perry was strongly against religion due to his traumatic experiences with the Salvation Army, he was also influenced by religion from Willie-Jay and sang hymns frequently.



> Moving along in a pace unknown to man / Go go go go go go / Go go go go go
> Dreaming along in a pace you'll understand /Go go go go go go / No no no no no
These lyrics use intertextuality ( or something similar: We have a more accurate word in Chinese: 互文見義, which refers to the interconnection of words within the same piece of literature work.) Sorry for making things complicated, so whatever. Perry moved along (meaning ‘lived’) with complicated aspirations and dreams that ‘normal’ people, including Dick, would not understand. He wanted to escape from all people and from all responsibilities. He wanted to escape from his complex mental states. In terms of his words describing his dream in his sleep, he wanted to attain the diamonds (freedom) from the tree and escape from the snake biting him (people blocking him in his life). He did not want to ‘live fast and die young’, and instead wanted a pace unknown and unique to men, to have a peaceful yet exciting life of exploring treasures and mining gold.


> And you thought the lions were bad / Well they tried to kill my brothers
He thought the prosecutors were bad because they gave capital punishment to him and his ‘brother’ Dick. Or to be more abstract, he resented the society for giving him so many disadvantages in life. Trauma, divorce, mental illness, poverty, physical pain, loneliness… The society even tried to kill his brothers and sisters. Somehow his family was doomed by the society and by ‘God’, that many of his siblings committed suicide. With reference to the pronouns used (you, my), perhaps Perry was also sympathizing with others’ terrible experiences.


> And for every king that died / Oh they would crown another
Due to his pride stemmed from his mental illness, he assumed himself as better than everyone else and was a ‘king’. However, does that matter at the end? Even if him, a king, had died, society would have another one. His existence was meaningless.


> But it's harder than you think / Telling dreams from one another
He struggled to tell his dreams (in sleep) and aspirations to others, because they were always deemed impractical and inappropriate. Yet others would think it is not that hard, because we are at least more neurologically typical.


> And felled in the night / By the ones you think you love / They will come for you
He thought he liked Dick for his masculinity. But was he actually liking him, or was he too desperately lonely? The two never seemed to match anyway. And Perry did realize that he was betrayed and used as a tool by Dick. He did not actually want to kill the Clutters anyway—he was forced by Dick to the situation. Given how sensitive Perry was, he knew that Dick disliked him and was only forced together because Perry was a tool to his plans. At the end, Perry only got punished because Dick ‘snitched’. Alternatively, the lyrics refer to the remnants of hope towards the society of Perry, but was still eventually crushed by reality again. Now the society is prosecuting him again and coming for him.


> Dreaming along in a pace you'll understand / Go go go go go go / No no no no no.
Well technically, his aspirations were also understandable. He just wanted to be treated fairly and attain the American Dream like the Clutters successfully did. His slow pace was also understandable, because he wanted to avoid what was in the future (Go and no). Yet many others failed to understand him, because they refused to understand him. ‘Why should we care about a murderer anyway?’


> Oh to see / What it means to be free / Of the shackles and the dreams / That you claim to see
He wanted to be free from his struggles, and he was actually quite excited by the idea that he could leave the cruel world through death and suicide. He wanted to be free of the shadow and shackle of the past, of the abnormally cruel dreams of yellow birds crushing his enemies, and of suicidal thoughts. Basically he wanted to live what others typically should live. This was perhaps also a self-reflection for Dan to be more gratified, and was to give some sympathy to Perry and other people suffering from mental illness.

Meanwhile, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, a den is also a room in a home that is used esp. for reading and watching television, or alternatively, a comfortable place. This leads to the idea that the song was dedicated to Perry in the second female cell at the Meiers’ (the undersheriff’s) house. Therefore, this was also a realization that freedom, no matter the physical freedom of movement or the abstract freedom from adversity, was important to Perry.
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2020.09.06 05:59 PowerfulTelevision am i the only one who sometimes purposefully mishears lyrics

the driving example is wayv’s bad alive
when wayv’s bad alive came out (not just the english version but also in the chinese version) i thought a certain part of the song (first sung at around 1:09 in the song) went “i fly high, dubai” with some room for error on the pronunciation. this part wasn’t included in many lyrics of the translations of the song, and so i thought along with “thousand dollar shoes” this lyric was just another rich flex.
the comes the english version, which retains the lyrics and now has them on music shows and the lyrics are literally “ah fla ha do bla right”.
now i truly love this song, and the choreo especially, but i cannot listen to without telling myself that the lyrics are “i fly high, dubai”. even when they do on lives and interviews i just say “i fly high, dubai”.
am i the only one?
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2020.09.05 20:53 uni_sky Western media stereotypes and treats kpop like a joke and it's wrong.

So many westerners treat kpop like a joke. Maybe it's because kpop seems threatening to them. Not everyone is like that, I know many people who aren't, but western media labels kpop and some people really believe it. Most of them have never listened to anything besides like one song and decided every chinese flower boy sounds like that.
They have never even tried to learn the message of the songs, or the different subgenres of kpop.
They then use the excuses that they're "manufactured" and "the fans are insane" to justify the fact they never even looked into the music, lyrics, cinematography, fashion, and performances. Or they're just plain racist and homophobic.
In the span of 9 yrs, more than 245 grps have debuted and every single one of them is an artist who makes music and has unique sounds.
Yes, they look good and are amazing dancers and are humble as well, Karen.
The kpop industry started at least 30-40 years ago and it's filled with talented individuals who are consistently improving their skills and every production member contributed to make every song and music video and you have no right to downplay and disrespect them bc ur too close-minded and homophobic to acknowledge that.
Like sry kpop is too high quality for you.
You dont have to like kpop since it may not be your thing, but don't disrespect it.

Also, here are videos that really touched me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDfy_Xxnm60 please watch this one it's about western media stereotyping kpop and it really took the words out of my mouth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9zeck5iu0s 73-yo man loves BTS and understands their psychology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXu1aOJsPXU KPopDad

Thanks :)
edit: "manufactured"
imo i don't consider kpop idols nowadays as manufactured as western media says. articles keep claiming that with words like "factory" and altho I feel like there was a time between 2009 and 2014 when things seemed kinda fake, but kpop has come such a long way since then. 30 yrs ago and even now, many made their own songs and choreo and the hardcore training seems to be getting them somewhere. It's also their job and Koreans are literally known for how hard they work and play.
Plus, if it's about image, then I'd say at least they have the decency to seem pleasant to the public. And who knows, they may get training but it could also just be on top of who they rly are. I don't know either, but they still make an effort to make us feel happy and they do it well.
Point is, I don't think it's not a reason to hate on them sm. a lot of grps in kpop are underrated or overhated for it.
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2020.09.05 17:12 TheBannerOfStalin Communist Music

I have recommended you guys on what to read a lot of times but have never given you a fire list of songs to listen to, so here you go:
Extremely based song on the man himself sung in German
Listen here
Dedicated to Stalin and to the glorious tanks and tankowners of the Soviet Union
Listen here
GetChan is THE youtube channel for the based communist music, they made this OC song to celebrate getting 4k subscribers
Listen here
While we are all familiar with the internationale sung by Billy Bragg, i believe you guys need to listen to the longer version directly translated from French by GETchan for their 6 years and 10k subs special
Listen here
This is actually a great song as it was actually made by West Germany rather than East Germany(DDR) dont like reading theory? Listen to it with this song
Listen here
The DDR had a lot of problems, good music wasnt one of em, listen to this if you wanna march from Moscow to Berlin
Listen Here
DDR song nothing more needs to be said
Listen here
DDR song nothing more needs to be said
Listen here
Originally a Soviet Song, remade by DDR, dont worry its not like bollywood remakes, this one is actually good
Listen here
Like the seas? DDR has a song for you
Listen here
It is said that this song still haunts wingnats today with its powerful lyrics
Listen here
This is the original version
Listen here
Do you want to follow Lei Feng's example and be loyal to the party and the state? Brother Hao does too!
Listen here
Originally sung by an actual NazBol, while i disagree with him views, this song is fire
Listen here
Ever wanted Communist Jazz? Here you go
Listen here
Chinese military song, not really communist but pretty cool
Listen here
Sung by Moranbong Band, this is the actual Kpop people should listen to rather than the destructive industry of South Korea
Listen here
Patriotic song singing the greatness of Kim Jong Un
Listen here
This is basically a one hour playlist of hindi/urdu communist music the main songs i would recommend you guys to listen in this(there is timestamps in the vid description) are these songs:
~Ab Din woh Pyaara aaya hai
~Aisa Khat mein likho
~Hoshiyar
~Chidiya Choti Chidiya (Extremely Recommended)
~Zulm ki Aag mein
Listen here
-Chairman Mao by Bambu
You want Communist Rap? Listen to this
Listen here
While you guys might have heard the normal anthem this is the same anthem, just in english by Paul Robeson. If you guys dont know much about Mr.Robeson i recommend you guys to go to his wiki page, he loved the USSR and said that he felt like a human for the first time in Stalin's USSR, while his own country considered him a subhuman, he also was one of the main person who went as far as to challenge McCarthy's authority and fight for Marxism
Listen here
Ok these are the main songs that i could remember, pls tell me in the comments if there are any dead links here
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2020.09.05 17:10 TheBannerOfStalin Communist Music

I have recommended you guys on what to read a lot of times but have never given you a fire list of songs to listen to, so here you go:
Extremely based song on the man himself sung in German
Listen here
Dedicated to Stalin and to the glorious tanks and tankowners of the Soviet Union
Listen here
GetChan is THE youtube channel for the based communist music, they made this OC song to celebrate getting 4k subscribers
Listen here
While we are all familiar with the internationale sung by Billy Bragg, i believe you guys need to listen to the longer version directly translated from French by GETchan for their 6 years and 10k subs special
Listen here
This is actually a great song as it was actually made by West Germany rather than East Germany(DDR) dont like reading theory? Listen to it with this song
Listen here
The DDR had a lot of problems, good music wasnt one of em, listen to this if you wanna march from Moscow to Berlin
Listen Here
DDR song nothing more needs to be said
Listen here
DDR song nothing more needs to be said
Listen here
Originally a Soviet Song, remade by DDR, dont worry its not like bollywood remakes, this one is actually good
Listen here
Like the seas? DDR has a song for you
Listen here
It is said that this song still haunts wingnats today with its powerful lyrics
Listen here
This is the original version
Listen here
Do you want to follow Lei Feng's example and be loyal to the party and the state? Brother Hao does too!
Listen here
Originally sung by an actual NazBol, while i disagree with him views, this song is fire
Listen here
Ever wanted Communist Jazz? Here you go
Listen here
Chinese military song, not really communist but pretty cool
Listen here
Sung by Moranbong Band, this is the actual Kpop people should listen to rather than the destructive industry of South Korea
Listen here
Patriotic song singing the greatness of Kim Jong Un
Listen here
This is basically a one hour playlist of hindi/urdu communist music the main songs i would recommend you guys to listen in this(there is timestamps in the vid description) are these songs:
~Ab Din woh Pyaara aaya hai
~Aisa Khat mein likho
~Hoshiyar
~Chidiya Choti Chidiya (Extremely Recommended)
~Zulm ki Aag mein
Listen here
-Chairman Mao by Bambu
You want Communist Rap? Listen to this
Listen here
While you guys might have heard the normal anthem this is the same anthem, just in english by Paul Robeson. If you guys dont know much about Mr.Robeson i recommend you guys to go to his wiki page, he loved the USSR and said that he felt like a human for the first time in Stalin's USSR, while his own country considered him a subhuman, he also was one of the main person who went as far as to challenge McCarthy's authority and fight for Marxism
Listen here
Ok these are the main songs that i could remember, pls tell me in the comments if there are any dead links here
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2020.09.02 22:15 kritaholic Please, can someone help me find these two Chinese songs from ~2005?

I'll start off by saying, thank you to anyone bothering to read this, I know that what I'm asking is probably ridiculous.
Not going to bore you with details, I lived in China for the 2005-2006 school year and I do not speak any Chinese, big fail I know. OK, so there are two songs, one I know exactly what it was and the other I can only describe.
  1. I know exactly what, but not how to find it: It was the radio jingle for the 2005 China National Games in Nanjing. It was a catchy kind of pop rythm, and I know the phrase "Kóng xín xìn cài" featured heavily in the lyrics (doing my best to guess the pinyin, and since it is in song it is harder to tell, so assume I could be wrong). Since I was in Nanjing at the time it played heavily on the radio in the months leading up to the games.
  2. Can only describe. And then on to the one that I guess is a shot in the dark. All I can say is: it was a pop song in a minor key, it was sort of a ballad describing a guy that falls in love with a girl that gets very sick, and for a while there it seemed to be playing several times per hour on the radio, and was immeasurably popular with us moody, emotional teenagers. :)
Thanks for anyone giving it a shot.
Edit: I've tried things like youtube playlists of 00's Chinese hits, no luck yet.
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2020.09.01 11:05 armywithluvs it's 1 am and no one asked but adkfdsj [ramble]

(it's 2 am now since this took an hour to write for some reason.)
uh ok I've had a thing for songwriting since I was probably 11 years old (I'm 17 now). I would have lyrics written on random scraps of paper, spare pages of my school notebooks, and on online sites. I still have some of the papers today while I've lost the others. The lyrics were (and still are) either about the feelings I've had for people throughout my life or about how numb/depressed I'd feel fuck I sound edgy. But anyway I've had song lyrics in the laptop notepad I had downloaded since April and earlier in August, I decided to try and make songs out of a few of them on noteflight (a site I had used during junior year for music theory).
I have two nearly done so far. The first one's called "but she said no". It's about this girl I had a crush on from eighth grade up until sophomore year. I rlly liked her while we were friends at the time and we were usually seen together up until sophomore year. I feel like we were probably known as the mixed Asian duo (she's Thai-Chinese, I'm Chinese-Cambodian-Korean) and she was like the playful, super gorgeous Asian girl with a bright smile while I was the quiet, average (haha near ugly) Asian girl with the death glare...... but anyway, the song's about how I indirectly hinted that I had a crush on her during freshman year and I was shut down pretty quick because she was straight and also didn't believe that I could be into girls. Growing up, I've always found girls more attractive than most of the guys I knew. SHIT BROKE MY HEARTTTTTTT but I'm ok now because it's been almost 3 years since it happened, though I cried while writing the lyrics remembering that she really invalidated my feelings like that. I'm thinking of writing a second version where I reminisce the old memories between us, such as me suggesting to hold hands with her when we went to California Adventures for an orchestra field trip (sorry but I'm a whore for hand-holding) and holding her cold ass hand with my rlly warm hand since it was getting chilly.
And the other oneeee......... it's called "generic sad love song, whatever it is". It's obviously about my crush and it's just the sad stuff between us, mostly on my side? Like how I feel like he would never understand or know how sad I'd feel when he acts like he doesn't care while we're texting sometimes, how ridiculous I think I'm being for taking something so little to heart, etc. Plus me liking him and not having my feelings returned lmfao. But THEN! I have another song, which is the happier version called "midnight mess" and I posted the chorus in late may I think and I'd say that I'm barely 20% done with it. The song's just about me being happy that he exists and how he makes me smile by existing and the little things between us.
- "I'd only care if you can accept me for who I am, and I thought she'd be like that. I was hoping she'd understand, but she said no." (but she said no)
- "a generic sad love song, that's what it is. Singing and crying over someone who'll never realize, the lyrics to this generic sad love song is about them." (generic sad love song, whatever it is)
- "conversations repeating in my head on and on like it's a song, like a broken record. It's past midnight and I'm feeling so wrecked! Hey, did you know you're making me feel like a midnight mess?" (midnight mess)
:3
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2020.08.30 20:33 tutetibiimperes Nugu Roundup #54 - Stay on Target, Stay on Target - 200830 + Album Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to the latest Nugu Roundup!
What is this?: This is a weekly feature designed to highlight the unknown/underappreciated groups and soloists working hard in the Kpop world that often fall under the radar. Please share your own information, favorite performance videos, fanmeet stories, or anything else relevant below!
Last week we got to know the Fantastic Fanatics. This week let's check out a boy group that's hustling in both Korea and Japan, let's get to know Target!
Look at the first comment below for the winner of the ninth Nugu Roundup Album Giveaway, plus details on this week's album up for grabs!
What is Nugu?: While in Korean it literally means 'Who' in the broader Kpop context it refers to groups that are generally unknown amongst the greater public. It doesn't have to mean they're extremely new, though it can, and there are of course varying degrees of 'unknown' which some groups having very strong niche fandoms and others being almost invisible. I take a fairly broad view and will include groups that may be known to some, but who don't have widespread name recognition.
Let's get on with the show...
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TARGET
Who are they?: Target is a six (possibly seven) member boy group under KJ Music Entertainment. They originally debuted in Japan despite all of the members being Korean. Their fandom name is Wonnie.
Company: KJ Music Entertainment was previously known as JSL Company. In Korea they also represent the boy group TST (formerly known as Top Secret). They have a Japanese branch as well that represents Target and TST and also handles Japanese promotions for the girl group Saturday as well as the Japanese promotions for the Chinese Kpop soloist Longuo and Jeongmin, formerly of Boyfriend.
Members
Debut (Japanese): November 24th, 2017 with Atsui Omoi (MV) Live Performance (Link)
Debut (Korean): January 23rd, 2018 with Awake (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Most Recent Comeback: August 19th, 2019 with Baby Come Back Home (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Other MVs and Releases
YouTube Channel: Target Official
Random Stuff
Trivia: In addition to Japan and Korea the group has also performed in Thailand. All members in the group are from the city of Changwon, a city along the southeast coast of Korea near Busan that was modeled after the Australian city of Canberra. They are known as the ambassadors of Changwon. There logo, which looks like a crosshair, also represents the earth and the group says the target in the middle means that their fans are always in their hearts at the center of the earth.
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Soloist of the Week
Haee/Lucy
Who is she?: The former leader and lead vocalist of the girl group GLAM, where she went by Jiyeon, she is now a singesongwriter under DCTOM Entertainment (as of this year) and was previously under KQ Produce (home of soloists EDEN, Maddox, Babylon, and Score). She previously went by the stage name Lucy for her solo work.
Company: DCTOM Entertainment is also the home of soloist Shaun (former member of the band The Koxx), and soloist/fashion-model Rana.
Real Name: Park Jiyeon
Age: 28 (IA)
Solo Debut: March 22nd, 2017 with Birthday (feat. Kissum) (MV) Dingo Live (Link)
Most Recent Comeback: March 8th, 2020 with Subway (MV) Live Performance (Link)
Other Release: November 17th, 2018 with Swing (feat. Park Kyung) (audio)
Trivia: Following the disbandment of GLAM she auditioned for Show Me the Money Season 4 where she threw in a diss towards fellow-GLAM member Dahee who's blackmail scandal led to the disbandment of the group. She later auditioned for Mixnine and though she failed to make the show she went briefly viral for her frank words towards Yang Hyun-Suk after she was cut, with fans generally landing on her side after the encounter due to public dissatisfaction with YHS. She recorded the demo version for the Produce 48 song Rumor (link).
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IN MEMORIAM
TREN-D
Who were they?: A five member girl group under Baeksang Entertainment. They debuted in 2013 and had a slightly different lineup with each comeback. The name TREN-D showed their desire to be trendsetters in Korea, and the spelling of the name came from initials of the original line-up group members.
Releases
YouTube Channel: Baeksang Entertainment
Random Stuff
Reasons for Disbanding: It appears the company may have simply run out of money, there have been no uploads to the company's YouTube channel since the Jung MV and the group's social media accounts have been silent since 2016 leading to the conclusion they quietly disbanded and the company folded.
Trivia: The group went viral in Russia after a live performance of them performing Candy Boy (link) was overdubbed and edited with a song by Russian pop star Glukoza (link). The Russian dub grabbed over 12 million views, far more than any of their official releases, and the comment sections of their other videos now include many Russian comments. Unfortunately the viral success seems to have come after the group disbanded. When the group debuted the company misrepresented the ages of the original member lineup and reduced the ages of the members by 2-3 years. The group has performed in China and Hong Kong. Former member Ruru found success as a fashion model first as a swimsuit model and now as the face of the brand Chuu. Former member Elly is now a soloist under the name DooBoo.
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That's it for today, let's get the discussion on!
As always, if you have any suggestions for groups, content, or things you'd like to see, please let me know in the comments below.
Also as always, a big shout-out to u/not-named-in-credits for founding nugutown and u/sharnaranwan for continuing the work over there.
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2020.08.30 07:29 bradleyvlr Is there a good english recording of The Internationale? I've been hoping to find a good recording for literally about 10 years.

I don't know why no one has made a good version of this and put it on Youtube. I think it would get a lot of attention. Just to point out a few of the versions that exist and the problems that exist with them:
  1. The Billy Bragg version is absolute trash. It is liberal nonsense that he made to explicitly remove socialist content from the song. Line for line, his version is either meaningless or directly anti-socialist. It is a shame that this is the most commonly found version. I'm not linking it because it is trash.
  2. There is a recording done by Alistair Hulett of what I think is the best English translation (even though this translation is still not great), and easily the best version on youtube. The issue I have is that the guitar and the melody are not really the Internationale. It is a folk song with a melody inspired by the Internationale and uses the lyrics.
  3. There is an interesting cleaned audio from 1933 version that is pretty interesting. It is the really awkward English translation that kind of sounds like someone put the French into google translate. But it is pretty funny to hear people from 1933 sing with like a mid-atlantic accent.
  4. There is a pretty good and pretty funny swing jazz version by Tony Babino that I think was used by Michael Moore at the end of Capitalism: A Love Story.
There are a few other versions that can be found, but they are either slight variations of the above versions or like live cell phone recordings of a conference singing the internationale. What I would like to see is a version similar to This Spanish version but in English, or even the Billy Bragg version but with actually good lyrics.
And since I'm linking this song a bunch, there are a couple interesting versions people might be interested in. This 90s era angelfire page has a few recordings including a French folk/jazz version of the internationale which is amazing. I definitely recommend it. And one of the thousand Chinese singing competition shows (this one I think is called China Star 中国之星) had a really interesting pop version of the song which I recommend.
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2020.08.24 11:15 BalzOfSatan Looking for a song

I have this faint memory of a Chinese rock song from like the 2000s, I'd love it if y'all could help me find it.
Details:
The lead singer was male and had a gritty voice.
The music video had a helicopter exploding, rain, a burnt stuffed bear, and it was definitely dark (like nighttime) with like some teal filter on it. Oh and there was a shot of the lead singer wearing a Yankee's baseball hat. (It might've been a solo artist)
I don't remember the lyrical content but it was sung in Mandarin.
That's all I remember but I hope it's detailed enough for some user to figure it out lol.
Thanks for reading :))
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2020.08.24 02:51 llaverna Weekly Round-Up: August 17th - August 23rd

Weekly Round-Up: August 17th - August 23rd
/bangtan Weekly Round-Up
Previous thread: August 10th - August 16th
This round-up is for everything that happened in the /bangtan realm within the past week, compiled for your convenience! If you have feedback, please leave a comment or send me a PM.
The latest weekly round-up is linked on the sidebar of the subreddit. The link to the archive of past round-up posts can always be found in the wiki index.

New Releases

Date Link Thread
200821 BTS (방탄소년단) 'Dynamite' Official MV Thread

Megathreads

Date Thread
200821 Dynamite Compilation Gigathread
200820 Dynamite Comeback HYPE Thread
200821 Dynamite Achievements Megathread
200821 Dynamite SNS Mentions Megathread
200821 Dynamite English Press Coverage Megathread
200821 Dynamite - Song Information, Streaming Availability, and Single Discussion Megathread
200821 Dynamite Radio Play Megathread
200822 Dynamite US Interview Compilation

News & Information

Date Thread
200817 BTS are pre-recording their MTV VMA performance today
200817 Kyobo billboard has been changed from Run lyrics to You Never Walk Alone lyrics
200818 BTS Is #22 On Billboard's Money Maker: Highest Paid Musicians Of 2019 With Revenue $20.6mil, #3 Physical Sales #5 Sales Royalties
200819 j-hope donated 100 million won to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation to aid vulnerable children affected by the coronavirus pandemic
200819 Cover for upcoming issue of GQ Japan featuring BTS
200819 BTS’ new single ‘Dynamite,’ written by @dstewartmusic & @JessicaAgombar, has been approved by KBS to satisfy its broadcasting standards
200819 BTS wins all nominations in Power Radio Summer Awards 2020
200819 BTS was selected as the world's most “Global Sustainable Future Leader” for the 2nd time in a row
200820 BTS to perform "Stay Gold" and "MIC Drop" on Fuji TV's '2020 FNS Music Festival' on August 26 from 6:30PM - 11:03PM JST
200820 ARMY Bomb Ver.3 and 'Map of the Soul Special Edition' can now be connected to "IDOL" music video on Weverse
200821 The member's Spotify playlists have been refreshed for the fifth time with their favorite tracks
200821 Melon Playlist ‘BTS: What I’m Listening To’
200823 "In the SOOP" registered on KOMCA, all BTS members credited as songwriters and composers

Merchandise news

Date Thread
200817 DVD details for "BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.5 'Magic Shop'" released
200820 BTS DNA Merch is now available on WeverseShop - Pre-order until 26 Aug, 11:59 PM (KST)
200821 "Dynamite" vinyl, cassette and official merchandise is now available to preorder on Weverse Shop
200821 DYNAMITE Merchandise 2nd Pre-Order on Weverse Shop USA now open
200821 Dynamite Remixes now available for preorder on BTS US Shop
200821 Weverse Shop Global DYNAMITE Merchandise 2nd Pre-Order

Expired news

Date Thread
200817 There will be a #BTS 'Dynamite' single release online global press conference on 8/21 @ 10:30AM KST

Official Media

Type Date Link Thread
Episode 200818 [EPISODE] BTS (방탄소년단) @ 2019 SBS 가요대전 Thread
In the SOOP 200820 [PREVIEW] In the SOOP BTS ver. EP.1 Excited to Begin Thread
In the SOOP 200820 In the SOOP BTS ver. EP.1 Excited to Begin Thread
In the SOOP 200820 [In the SOOP BTS ver.] Official Clip - Ep.2 Thread
Live 200821 BTS (방탄소년단) 'Dynamite' Countdown Live Thread
Live 200821 [V LIVE] BTS Live : ‘Dynamite’ MV Commentary Thread
Photos 200822 Dynamite Remix Teaser Photo Thread
Photos 200822 BTS 'Dynamite' Official MV Photo Sketch Thread
Smeraldo 200822 Smeraldo Blog Update 10 Thread
Teaser 200817 [PREVIEW] BTS (방탄소년단) JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.5 [MAGIC SHOP] DVD SPOT Thread
Teaser 200819 BTS (방탄소년단) 'Dynamite' Official Teaser Thread
Video 200822 BTS - ‘Dynamite' Official Lip Sync Guide Thread
Video 200823 BTS (방탄소년단) Sing 'Dynamite' with me Thread
Video 200823 BTS (방탄소년단) 7-Second Interviews Thread
Other 200817 Learn! KOREAN with BTS [EP.24] Seollal and Chuseok Thread
Other 200818 Serpentine Galleries: Our future is a beautiful image. Do it by BTS Thread

BTS Universe Story

Date Link Thread
200817 BTS Universe Story D-1 Thread
200817 BTS Universe Story now Available to Pre-Register on the Google Play Store Thread
200818 Video: [BTS Universe Story] Pre-register Now! Thread
200819 BTS Universe Story - Watch the video & help SeokJin decide what to do next Thread
200822 BTS Universe Story - Your story will become a star in our universe. Thread

Official SNS

Date SNS Link Thread
200817 Twitter BTS Official: Get ready for #BTS_Dynamite this Friday! Follow #BTS on @amazonmusic Thread
200818 Twitter Jimin Thread
200818 Twitter Namjoon Thread
200819 Twitter SUGA Thread
200819 Weverse Taehyung Thread
200820 Twitter What are your thoughts on Dynamite so far? Let us know in one word with "BTS Dynamite is ___" BTS will read your tweets! Thread
200821 Twitter Bangtan Thread
200821 Twitter Taehyung Thread
200821 Twitter SUGA Thread
200821 Twitter Today's BTS Thread
200822 Twitter Jimin Thread
200822 Instagram BTS Official Instagram story Thread
200822 Weverse Namjoon Thread
200822 Weverse Compilation
200823 TikTok Bangtan Thread

BTS Interviews

Date Link Thread
200819 USA TODAY Entertainment: BTS to release 'Dynamite,' their first entirely in English Thread
200821 Good Morning America: The Story of BTS Thread
200821 ET: BTS on How ARMY Has 'Inspired' Them Amid 'Rough Year' (Exclusive) Thread
200821 BTS on "Dynamite" with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's 'New Music Daily' Thread
200821 Zach Sang Show - BTS talks Dynamite, life in quarantine & the future of their music Video Thread
200821 MTV Viral Hits + EXCLUSIVE BTS Interview Livestream Thread
200821 GRAMMY - BTS Talk Inspiration Behind "Dynamite", New Album, Gratitude For ARMY & More Thread
200821 BTS Discuss Their New Song 'Dynamite' and its Music Video Thread
200821 extraTV - BTS Talks Life in Quarantine, VMAs Performance, and More Thread
200823 Radio Disney: BTS talks Dynamite with Liam McEwan Thread

CF & Partnerships

Date Thread
200817 BTS x Hyundai Lifestyle - j-hope
200817 BTS x Baskin Robbins
200817 BTS x Baskin Robbins - Vertical Focus Video💜 BTS Jin (Jin cam)
200817 FILA Korea x BTS: FILA Fall Collection
200818 BTS x Hyundai Lifestyle - Jin
200818 FILA Korea x BTS - SUGA #2
200818 BTS x Baskin Robbins - Vertical Focus Video💜 BTS RM (RM cam)
200819 FILA Korea x BTS - Jungkook #2
200819 BTS x Baskin Robbins - Vertical Focus Video 💜 BTS SUGA (SUGA cam)
200819 Bodyfriend
200820 BTS x FILA Korea - Jimin
200820 Baskin Robbins x BTS Bora Bora Cake on Instagram
200821 Samsung Canada (Twitter) special news at 9am
200821 Samsung Canada: We heard you, BTS ARMY! 💜 We’re excited to announce we’re bringing the Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition to Canada.
200821 FILA FUSION
200822 Baskin Robbins Interview with Jin, Jhope and V
200823 BTS x Baskin Robbins Interview & Pick Videos (Jimin & Jungkook)

Articles

Date Publisher Article Thread
200817 Forbes BTS’s ‘Map Of The Soul: 7 - The Journey’ Blasts Back Onto Billboard 200, Reaching A New Peak Thread
200819 USA Today K-pop stars BTS tackle 'interesting kind of challenge' with first all-English song 'Dynamite' Thread
200820 Headline Planet BTS Sings About “Treasuring The Little Things” On New, Joyous Single “Dynamite” Thread
200821 Rolling Stone BTS’ New Song ‘Dynamite’ Is a Contender for Song of the Summer Thread

SNS Mentions

Date Link Thread
200817 Fall Guys Thread
200817 iHeartRadio: Guess what!!! You could win a virtual meet and greet with BTS at our 2020 #iHeartFestival! Thread
200818 iHeartRadio: We’re back with a new contest! Tweet us your favorite BTS memory using #iHeartDynamite + #iHeartDay2Contest to enter! Thread
200819 Taj Jackson Thread
200819 Erik Nam talking about BTS on K-pop Daebak Thread
200819 David Stewart Thread
200819 Labrinth using the Dynamite filter Thread
200820 Ralphie Aversa: BTS interview coming soon on USA Today Thread
200820 one of the writers for Dynamite, @JessicaAgombar, tweets lyrics from teaser "Shining through the city with a little funk and soul" Thread
200822 Columbia Records: Join the “Dynamite” #LipSyncParty! Thread
200823 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Director-General of the World Health Organization) inviting BTS to the next World Health Assembly Thread

Other media

NOTE: Entries with 💜 have new content directly involving BTS
Type 💜 Date Link Thread
Cover 200821 Dynamite - BTS (Cover By New Hope Club) Thread
Video 200819 'K-Pop Lyric Guide' with Kim Taewon and WINNER Kang Seungyoon Ep. 1: BTS (Spring Day) Thread
Video 200821 KISS 92.5: Daryn Jones and Deepa Prashad have all the details you need to know about Dynamite before it drops! Thread
Video 200821 [Reupload] BTS(방탄소년단) - SOLO STAGE [The 2018 KBS Song Festival / 2018.12.28] Thread
Video 💜 200821 BTS x GQ JAPAN ft. Behind The Scenes Photoshoot Video Thread
Video 200817 Ryan Tedder states possible future song with BTS on Zach Sang Show Thread
Video 💜 200822 BTS Announce MRL Ask Anything September ? Thread
Video 200823 Anthony Fantano (theneedledrop) reviews Dynamite Thread
Other 💜 200822 Scans of BTS for GQ Japan (October edition) Thread

Milestones

Type Date Thread
Charts/Sales 200816 My Time' by BTS has reached 100 #1's on iTunes
Charts/Sales 200817 "Dynamite" has now surpassed 500,000 pre-order sales in 6 hours on Chinese music platform Netease, already BTS’ best-selling Single in the platform’s history
Charts/Sales 200817 BTS's Map of the Soul: 7 - The Journey become their first Japanese album to hit the Billboard 200 Top 14
Charts/Sales 200820 Agust D's "Daechwita" has now sold over 100,000 units in the US
Followers 200816 BTS's Official Twitter Account Has Surpassed 28 MILLION Followers
Followers 200823 BANGTANTV Channel Has Surpassed 35 MILLION YouTube Subscribers (BTS becomes the first boy group to achieve this)
Likes 200821 BTS is now the the First & Only act in YouTube history to have 4 Music Videos with over 13 MILLION likes (Boy With Luv, DNA, Fake Love, IDOL)
Streams 200819 BTS's "MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) [Full Length Edition]" has now surpassed 100 MILLION streams on Spotify
Streams 200819 BTS is the most streamed artist in Spotify Russia one month after launch
Views 200819 'Dynamite' Official Teaser has surpassed 10 million views on Youtube
Views 200819 BTS 'Dynamite' Teaser MV Has Surpassed 20mil Views, Also Their First Teaser To Achieve This Within 24hrs
Views 200819 Dynamite MV Teaser becomes @BTS_twt's first & fastest teaser to hit 30 MILLION views in the first day of release!
Views 200820 BTS 'Dynamite' Official Teaser Become The Fastest MV Teaser To Surpass 40mil Views
Views 200822 "Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)" has now surpassed 900 million views on YouTube
Views 200821 BTS's 'Dynamite' Breaks Youtube Record for Most-Viewed Video in First 24 Hours
Views 200822 BTS's 'Stay Gold' Official MV has now hit over 100 MILLION views on YouTube
Views 200822 Youtube confirms that BTS' 'Dynamite' breaks Youtube Premiere records with over 3 million peak concurrents
Views 200823 BTS just broke another new record by debuting its new English single "Dynamite" as the most viewed vid on YT in 24 hrs with over 101.1m views.
Other 200819 'BTS Party' playlist has hit over 1 million likes & pre-saves ahead of Dynamite's release!

TinyTAN

Date Thread
200819 TinyTAN:What's different? This is different! #lookdevelopment

BT21

Date Link Thread
200814 UNIVERSTAR BT21 has returned to ZEPETO to spread love all over the galaxy💜 Thread
200820 [With BTS] BT21 UNIVERSE 3 Epic Moments - Highlights Compilation Thread

BT21 merchandise news

Date Thread
200818 New BT21 Baby merch at YesStyle - sticker patches, wallets, and totes!
200821 LINE FRIENDS COLLECTION BT21 Baby Bubble Tea Doll, BT21 Figurine Keyring & Magnet

Misc

Date Thread
200819 [Giveaway - Worldwide] MOTS:7 Album
200820 [Throwback] Six years ago today, BTS released "Dark & Wild" and music video for title track "Danger"
200820 New Intro to BTS Video
200821 US Armys you can buy Dynamite with the help of funds from FundsforBangtan
200823 Make sure to redeem ALL of your MP3 pre-orders so they count for the Billboard chart!

Subreddit

Rolling /bangtan Awards 2020 nomination form

Community posts

Top Discussion Posts

  1. [+111] Guy looking to connect more with his BTS Army girlfriend
  2. [+110] Next album's title track
  3. [+94] Any hobbies/interests the members have that surprised you when you first found out?
  4. [+86] Is there any BTS era you would like to relive or experience?
  5. [+85] Dynamite Spotify Streaming Playlists - a megathread!

Weekly threads

Fanart

Past week's top 5 fanart posts from our sister subreddit, /heungtan!
Submitter Thread
themaroonraccoon My mom became a huge fan over the last year! Here’s her coffee bean portrait of the boys!
AUOGil82 Drawing of Yoongi~ ♪( ´▽`)
lilytingpan TK’s cute dance moment 🥺
kieuthenerd My cousin made me a BT21 cake for my 30th birthday 🎉
noticemesenpai23 Jimin’s smirk from dynamite mv 🥺
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