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#useful
czastiel:

hi friends!! so i’ve been browsing around for masterposts all over tumblr because i think they’re just so cool and helpful and a lot of them have really helped me so i thought i would make one of my own for y’all!! pls do like or reblog this if you find any of the links useful ;u;
(finnick and daryl in the background bc they’re my baebs)
disclaimer: none of this stuff is mine, i’m just linking to various places. if one of these links belongs to you and you’d like me to take it down, just shoot me a message!
school/study things

a whole bunch of study playlists
a whole blog dedicated to study motivation, tips, and advice!
the best learning website eVER
listen to rain while you work
listen to coffee shop noises
chrome extension that prevents procrastination
calming manatee (for when you’re stressed)
stuck on a math problem? this literally solves it for you (and shows work!!)
write the best essay of your life (part 2)
when should i go to sleep so i can wake up on time?
get cute kittens for writing!
this is strangely relaxing and helps me focus
yummy brain food
how to pull an effective all-nighter

for when you’re under the weather

great blog for those with mental illness
calming manatee tumblr
you’re not alone, lovely
here’s some reasons why you’re amazing
relax, breathe, meditate if you wish
here’s a list of fun/relaxing/distracting websites
here’s a blog full of good, happy things
here’s a list of disney (and marvel!) movies
you’ll be okay, friend ♥
list of suicide hotlines just in case ;n;

fashion/beauty/makeup/etc

michelle phan’s makeup tutorials
tanya burr’s makeup tutorials
pixiwoo makeup tutorials
lisa eldridge’s makeup tutorials ((ps she’s a celeb makeup artist!!))
all kinds of makeup for cheap!
makeupgeek (tutorials, diy, tips, everything makeup u can think of tbh)
cute clothes for cheap!! (mixed reviews on this one, but i’ve heard mostly good things)
some outfit videos from beautycakez
find the exact same outfit as someone on a tv show!
victoria’s secret models share makeup tips

tv shows/movies

game of thrones
the walking dead
sherlock
supernatural
american horror story
orphan black
every studio ghibli movie ever
honestly just go here and type in any tv show and you’re good 2 go
same goes for here but with movies

other

let’s do some yoga
you’re a writer? here’s a whole bunch of writing-related blogs
learn p much any language
look at the beautiful night sky in detail
photoshop help
tons and tons of workouts
most informational search engine e v e r
the single most important website of your life
here’s chris pine singing aka tearing your panties off
learn parkour!!

please let me know if any links aren’t working!! i hope you get some use out of these! kisses uwu

czastiel:

hi friends!! so i’ve been browsing around for masterposts all over tumblr because i think they’re just so cool and helpful and a lot of them have really helped me so i thought i would make one of my own for y’all!! pls do like or reblog this if you find any of the links useful ;u;

(finnick and daryl in the background bc they’re my baebs)

disclaimer: none of this stuff is mine, i’m just linking to various places. if one of these links belongs to you and you’d like me to take it down, just shoot me a message!

school/study things

a whole bunch of study playlists

a whole blog dedicated to study motivation, tips, and advice!

the best learning website eVER

listen to rain while you work

listen to coffee shop noises

chrome extension that prevents procrastination

calming manatee (for when you’re stressed)

stuck on a math problem? this literally solves it for you (and shows work!!)

write the best essay of your life (part 2)

when should i go to sleep so i can wake up on time?

get cute kittens for writing!

this is strangely relaxing and helps me focus

yummy brain food

how to pull an effective all-nighter

for when you’re under the weather

great blog for those with mental illness

calming manatee tumblr

you’re not alone, lovely

here’s some reasons why you’re amazing

relax, breathe, meditate if you wish

here’s a list of fun/relaxing/distracting websites

here’s a blog full of good, happy things

here’s a list of disney (and marvel!) movies

you’ll be okay, friend ♥

list of suicide hotlines just in case ;n;

fashion/beauty/makeup/etc

michelle phan’s makeup tutorials

tanya burr’s makeup tutorials

pixiwoo makeup tutorials

lisa eldridge’s makeup tutorials ((ps she’s a celeb makeup artist!!))

all kinds of makeup for cheap!

makeupgeek (tutorials, diy, tips, everything makeup u can think of tbh)

cute clothes for cheap!! (mixed reviews on this one, but i’ve heard mostly good things)

some outfit videos from beautycakez

find the exact same outfit as someone on a tv show!

victoria’s secret models share makeup tips

tv shows/movies

game of thrones

the walking dead

sherlock

supernatural

american horror story

orphan black

every studio ghibli movie ever

honestly just go here and type in any tv show and you’re good 2 go

same goes for here but with movies

other

let’s do some yoga

you’re a writer? here’s a whole bunch of writing-related blogs

learn p much any language

look at the beautiful night sky in detail

photoshop help

tons and tons of workouts

most informational search engine e v e r

the single most important website of your life

here’s chris pine singing aka tearing your panties off

learn parkour!!

please let me know if any links aren’t working!! i hope you get some use out of these! kisses uwu
















kpopmiko:

fuzzbutt-the-serk:

MOTHER FUCKING COLOUR THEORY YO

Love info graphic like these






rainingspades:

lifehackable:

Helpful WebsitesSee More LifeHackable Here!

wolframalpha saved my freshman ass






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#kpop
#useful

ispycleanimports:

stussyking:

KOREA POPS THEM OUT LIKE RICE NOWADAYS LOLOLOL

what about noonas? LOL











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fuckyeahlifehacks:

mayra-quijotesca:

The circled text is blurry, so here’s what it says:
“If you enjoy playing fast paced, exciting games like laser tag or video games… say this to an employer: ‘I am observant, react quickly, and work well under pressure.’”

Thanks! Didn’t notice it was blurry. Here’s the rest.
If you believe in committing your enthusiasm  and energy to everything you do.. Say this to an employer:

"I have a positive attitude and am eager to take on new experiences."

If you believe that practise makes perefct from everything from sports to school exams.. Say this to an employer:

"I am persistent, determined, motivated and goal-oriented."

If you like to completely finish what you start, whether playing a game or completing a school assignment.. Say this to an employer:

"I focus well on my tasks and get a lot of satisfaction out of completing them well."

If you enjoy sharing your personal experiences and ideas with others.. Say this to an employer:

"I communicate well and am able to interact well with others."

If you usually take the lead with your friends or have acted as a team captain or group leader..Say this to an employer:

"I have demonstrated leadership ability."

If you know what you want and aren’t afraid to speak up for yourself.. Say this to an employer:

"I am determined, direct and assertive."

If you enjoy participating in group activities like team sports or school clubs.. Say this to an employer:

"I am a team player and work well co-operating with others."

Thanks again mayra-quijotesca!

fuckyeahlifehacks:

mayra-quijotesca:

The circled text is blurry, so here’s what it says:

“If you enjoy playing fast paced, exciting games like laser tag or video games… say this to an employer: ‘I am observant, react quickly, and work well under pressure.’”

Thanks! Didn’t notice it was blurry. Here’s the rest.

If you believe in committing your enthusiasm  and energy to everything you do.. Say this to an employer:

"I have a positive attitude and am eager to take on new experiences."

If you believe that practise makes perefct from everything from sports to school exams.. Say this to an employer:

"I am persistent, determined, motivated and goal-oriented."

If you like to completely finish what you start, whether playing a game or completing a school assignment.. Say this to an employer:

"I focus well on my tasks and get a lot of satisfaction out of completing them well."

If you enjoy sharing your personal experiences and ideas with others.. Say this to an employer:

"I communicate well and am able to interact well with others."

If you usually take the lead with your friends or have acted as a team captain or group leader..Say this to an employer:

"I have demonstrated leadership ability."

If you know what you want and aren’t afraid to speak up for yourself.. Say this to an employer:

"I am determined, direct and assertive."

If you enjoy participating in group activities like team sports or school clubs.. Say this to an employer:

"I am a team player and work well co-operating with others."

Thanks again mayra-quijotesca!






fuckyeahlifehacks:

Do you have a processor with more than one core?
You probably do. But you are only using one core, since that is the default setting. Activate all of your cores with these simple directions.
1. Type “msconfig” into the start menu search. (If it doesn’t come up type it into the cmd prompt and click enter)
2. Click “Boot” tab.
3. Click “Advanced Options…” Check ‘number of processors’ and select how many you want. Viola, now you’re using what your money paid for.






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dongbangsexual:


I always feel so thrilled when new fans join the fandom.Let me start off by telling you that when you enter this fandom, be prepared because well

 I’M JUST KIDDING NOT REALLY PLS DON’T RUN AWAYAnd no! Of course it’s not stupid. Ain’t nothing stupid about wanting to know the names of five fine-ass gentlemen who go by the names of sex Gods of the East

SO. Let’s begin with the one on the far left, shall we?

Kim Junsu. His stage name is Xiah (or Xia) Junsu. Most precious little ball of talent you’ll ever come across. Voted as best idol singer by professional vocal trainers, he loves sports. Oh and cats. He is the biggest walking paradox you’ll ever come to know, because his personality is just so incredibly cute, bubbly, bright and he’s a hyper little dolphin-duck hybrid (he’s earned the nickname of dolphin bcos when he yells or screams just. dolphin. and duck for reasons that will be explained later on), yet when he sets foot on stage, he goes 180 degree and becomes the coolest, most raunchy performer you’ll ever see. His hips are sinful and it would seem like he has control over each and every fibers of his body.Here is a Junsu in its natural state

and here is a Junsu on stage

His ass is one of the most glorious asses in the Kpop industry, and he has earned the nickname of ‘duckbutt’ by his fans because bcos he puts all ducks’ butts to shame.I present to you Korea’s national treasure.

oh yah. and he’s dumb.

NEXT UP IS THE GORGEOUS MAN NEXT TO HIM. PARK YOOCHUN. 

His stage name is Micky Yoochun, and he be the pimp of the group. He be pimpin’ with his OSM Engrish and gull you’ll never get to know a dude as carefree and chill as him. He’s a crazily talented composer and piano player, and his voice. is. so. deep. and. damn. sexy. UNFIDOL TURNED PARTLY ACTOR. WINNING ALL THE DAMN AWARDS BECAUSE HE IS AMAZING AND BTW IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED ROOFTOP PRINCE YET (KDRAMA) IDK WHAT YOU’RE DOING STILL READING THISUndoubtedly, as you watch videos and see pictures of him, you will come across the Chunface. also known as, his derp. 
rule number 1 of being a cassie: worship the chunface. He be teasing and bullying the daylights out of duckbutt up there (he is also known as trollchun), but we all know that they are the best of friends and he couldn’t live without his little ray of sunshine that is Junsu.GREASE IS HIS SPECIALTY. A man as greasy and cheesy as him will have you punch walls and flip tables because really.

SECOND PERSON ON THE RIGHT.SHIM MODEL CHANGMIN

Maknae, aka youngest of the group. He may be the youngest, but don’t be fooled; this asshole dominates the other members with his supernatural strength and 6 foot 2 tower-like body. DEM LEGS. They’re so long that he actually trips over them just imagine the child of bambi on ice and a giraffe and weLL

there you have it.
He is the high tenor of the group; he owns them high notes like the talented motherfucker he is. He is actually a little shit. That mouth is so snarky you’re going to want to curse his intelligence and wit. Another nickname of his is Voldemin, because he is the evilest maknae out there. He has an obsession over food and porn, and he is already engaged.To his fridge.

Cassiopeia, including his members, as well as many other idols, are mere peasants next to his Highness. Bow to the lord

NEXTTT. the gorgeous fucker in the middle.The QueenKim Jaejoong.

He is an angel sent on earth to please us mere mortals (actual definition). You will find no flaw in his stupid face and person and his voice makes the most beautiful sounds I’ve heard in my entire life. His beauty will leave you actually agape and dumbstruck and he just exudes sexiness. FIERCE ROCKSTAR. 

Also known as the ‘mother’ of DBSK. He cooks like a fucking chef and takes care and worries about his members all the time. oh and did I mention how pretty he is

LOOK AT HIM. DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON CAUSE I DON’TOH I ALMOST FORGOT. HE’S A SLUT


AND LASTLY BUT NOT LEAST.ON THE FAR RIGHT.JUNG YUNHO.

LEADER OF DBSK. NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE ELSE SAYSWHETHER IT’S 2PMBLOCK B TIMEOR ANY OTHER FUCKING TIME OF THE DAYWHEN HE SAYS U-KNOW TIMEIT’S U-KNOW TIME.FEEL HIS MANLINESS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE BECAUSE REALLY. ONE LOOK IN YOUR DIRECTION AND THE GUY WILL HAVE ALL YOUR OVARIES GONE IN A BLINK OF AN EYE. I MEANHAVE YOU SEEN THAT SMILEHAVE YOU

HIS PEARLY WHITES ARE PERFECT. SO ARE HIS SCARS ON THE SIDE AND UNDER HIS LEFT EYE.CHILDREN-LOVER. LIKE, EXCESSIVE LOVE FOR CHILDREN. HIS GRABBY HANDS COME OUT EVERY TIME THERE IS A CHILD WITHIN A 50-METER RADIUS OF HIM. THAT SOUNDED SO WRONG BUT IT’S ACTUALLY REALLY INNOCENT HE IS ADORABLE WITH CHILDREN. YOU JUST NEED TO HAVE HIM AS YOUR HUSBAND.

NOT ONLY THAT, BUT HE’S ALSO A SAINT. LIKE, PERFECT THOUGHTS LINGER AROUND IN HIS HEAD 24/7, I FEEL LIKE HE DRINKS AND SHOWERS IN HOLY WATER IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY.
MOTHERFUCKER’S GOT SOME MAD BREAKDANCING SKILLS. SO BADASS HE EVEN DOES HANDSTANDS AND WINDMILLS ON ICE.
ALL THE AWARDS FOR THICKNESS OF BODY. HYPOTHETICALLY KNOWN TO HAVE THE BIGGEST, MOST GLORIOUS FAMILY JEWELS OF ALL KPOP, AKA THE GODCOCK. HIS HIPS ARE MAGICAL AND REALLY WHO WOULDN’T BEG TO HAVE HIM IN THEIR BED


CHRISTINE YOUR BIAS IS SHOWING
SO IN ALLTHESE FIVE GODS PUT TOGETHER RESULT IN THIS

THIS

BUT ESPECIALLY THIS

THIS

AND MOST IMPORTANTLYTHIS


bless the person who made this post &lt;3

dongbangsexual:

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I always feel so thrilled when new fans join the fandom.
Let me start off by telling you that when you enter this fandom, be prepared because well

image

I’M JUST KIDDING NOT REALLY PLS DON’T RUN AWAY
And no! Of course it’s not stupid. Ain’t nothing stupid about wanting to know the names of five fine-ass gentlemen who go by the names of sex Gods of the East

image

SO. Let’s begin with the one on the far left, shall we?

image

Kim Junsu. His stage name is Xiah (or Xia) Junsu. Most precious little ball of talent you’ll ever come across. Voted as best idol singer by professional vocal trainers, he loves sports. Oh and cats. He is the biggest walking paradox you’ll ever come to know, because his personality is just so incredibly cute, bubbly, bright and he’s a hyper little dolphin-duck hybrid (he’s earned the nickname of dolphin bcos when he yells or screams just. dolphin. and duck for reasons that will be explained later on), yet when he sets foot on stage, he goes 180 degree and becomes the coolest, most raunchy performer you’ll ever see. His hips are sinful and it would seem like he has control over each and every fibers of his body.
Here is a Junsu in its natural state

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and here is a Junsu on stage

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His ass is one of the most glorious asses in the Kpop industry, and he has earned the nickname of ‘duckbutt’ by his fans because bcos he puts all ducks’ butts to shame.
I present to you Korea’s national treasure.

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oh yah. and he’s dumb.

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NEXT UP IS THE GORGEOUS MAN NEXT TO HIM.
PARK YOOCHUN

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His stage name is Micky Yoochun, and he be the pimp of the group. He be pimpin’ with his OSM Engrish and gull you’ll never get to know a dude as carefree and chill as him. He’s a crazily talented composer and piano player, and his voice. is. so. deep. and. damn. sexy. UNF
IDOL TURNED PARTLY ACTOR. WINNING ALL THE DAMN AWARDS BECAUSE HE IS AMAZING AND BTW IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED ROOFTOP PRINCE YET (KDRAMA) IDK WHAT YOU’RE DOING STILL READING THIS
Undoubtedly, as you watch videos and see pictures of him, you will come across the Chunface. also known as, his derp.

image
rule number 1 of being a cassie: worship the chunface
. He be teasing and bullying the daylights out of duckbutt up there (he is also known as trollchun), but we all know that they are the best of friends and he couldn’t live without his little ray of sunshine that is Junsu.
GREASE IS HIS SPECIALTY. A man as greasy and cheesy as him will have you punch walls and flip tables because really.

image


SECOND PERSON ON THE RIGHT.
SHIM MODEL CHANGMIN

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Maknae, aka youngest of the group. He may be the youngest, but don’t be fooled; this asshole dominates the other members with his supernatural strength and 6 foot 2 tower-like body.
DEM LEGS. They’re so long that he actually trips over them just imagine the child of bambi on ice and a giraffe and weLL

image


there you have it.

He is the high tenor of the group; he owns them high notes like the talented motherfucker he is.
He is actually a little shit. That mouth is so snarky you’re going to want to curse his intelligence and wit. Another nickname of his is Voldemin, because he is the evilest maknae out there. He has an obsession over food and porn, and he is already engaged.
To his fridge.

image

Cassiopeia, including his members, as well as many other idols, are mere peasants next to his Highness. Bow to the lord

image

NEXTTT. the gorgeous fucker in the middle.
The Queen
Kim Jaejoong.

image

He is an angel sent on earth to please us mere mortals (actual definition). You will find no flaw in his stupid face and person and his voice makes the most beautiful sounds I’ve heard in my entire life. His beauty will leave you actually agape and dumbstruck and he just exudes sexiness.
FIERCE ROCKSTAR.

image

Also known as the ‘mother’ of DBSK. He cooks like a fucking chef and takes care and worries about his members all the time. oh and did I mention how pretty he is

image

LOOK AT HIM. DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON CAUSE I DON’T
OH I ALMOST FORGOT. HE’S A SLUT

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AND LASTLY BUT NOT LEAST.
ON THE FAR RIGHT.
JUNG YUNHO.

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LEADER OF DBSK. NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE ELSE SAYS
WHETHER IT’S 2PM
BLOCK B TIME
OR ANY OTHER FUCKING TIME OF THE DAY
WHEN HE SAYS U-KNOW TIME
IT’S U-KNOW TIME.
FEEL HIS MANLINESS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE BECAUSE REALLY. ONE LOOK IN YOUR DIRECTION AND THE GUY WILL HAVE ALL YOUR OVARIES GONE IN A BLINK OF AN EYE. I MEAN
HAVE YOU SEEN THAT SMILE
HAVE YOU

image

HIS PEARLY WHITES ARE PERFECT. SO ARE HIS SCARS ON THE SIDE AND UNDER HIS LEFT EYE.
CHILDREN-LOVER. LIKE, EXCESSIVE LOVE FOR CHILDREN. HIS GRABBY HANDS COME OUT EVERY TIME THERE IS A CHILD WITHIN A 50-METER RADIUS OF HIM. THAT SOUNDED SO WRONG BUT IT’S ACTUALLY REALLY INNOCENT HE IS ADORABLE WITH CHILDREN. YOU JUST NEED TO HAVE HIM AS YOUR HUSBAND.

image


NOT ONLY THAT, BUT HE’S ALSO A SAINT. LIKE, PERFECT THOUGHTS LINGER AROUND IN HIS HEAD 24/7, I FEEL LIKE HE DRINKS AND SHOWERS IN HOLY WATER IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY.

MOTHERFUCKER’S GOT SOME MAD BREAKDANCING SKILLS. SO BADASS HE EVEN DOES HANDSTANDS AND WINDMILLS ON ICE.

ALL THE AWARDS FOR THICKNESS OF BODY. HYPOTHETICALLY KNOWN TO HAVE THE BIGGEST, MOST GLORIOUS FAMILY JEWELS OF ALL KPOP, AKA THE GODCOCK.
HIS HIPS ARE MAGICAL AND REALLY WHO WOULDN’T BEG TO HAVE HIM IN THEIR BED

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CHRISTINE YOUR BIAS IS SHOWING


SO IN ALL
THESE FIVE GODS PUT TOGETHER RESULT IN THIS

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THIS

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BUT ESPECIALLY THIS

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THIS

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AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
THIS

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bless the person who made this post <3






momekeko:


some pictures from my weekend dancing for the dream concert, feat. long rehearsals, surprisingly unglamorous cafeteria food, scotch-tape heels, chillaxing with famous peeps, and a stadium of 45,000 

  i promise i’ll shut up about this, but first i have to just…i think this is the important part; the part we don’t see and the part we don’t own and what goes on to give us the razzle dazzle that makes fans and fandom possible in the first place.   SO much goes on in the lives of all these real people so we can have a bunch of gifs and fancams and feelings.   so here is my mini essay about being not quite impossibly glam,  aka the misconceptions of everyone,   aka 48 hours of idol life
 Aside from the outlandish stage costumes and the moments spent in front of tens of thousands of screaming people, a sea of undulating lightsticks, and huge crane-mounted cameras, everything is…startlingly normal.  
You start the day tired, and stay that way. Sleep genuinely is as scarce as we all somewhere at the back of our minds know it is. Between rehearsals, transport time, meetings, makeup, etc, I got three hours Friday and Saturday, and I was doing better than a lot of the people there. Exo and Kara didn’t START their rehearsals until almost 11pm on Friday, and sure enough, there we all were very bright and very early Saturday morning in hoodies and huge glasses and murderous expressions. With no makeup, no costumes, no cameras, no fans, and no sleep, no one seems famous at all (a very large number of idols, especially the girls, are borderline unrecognizable without makeup). People have breakouts and bags under their eyes and baseball caps, XXL sweatshirts and frizz. Even the exceptions to this rule (Shinee and Lee Sungjong looked like they walked in ripped tees and bedhead straight out of a Vogue shoot, damn them) still were just wandering, chatting, real people hanging out like everyone else.
And there’s a lot of hanging out: you’re bored, a lot. You will be bored out of your mind. The most surprising thing was just how boring it is. Everything is very hurry-up-and-wait: no sleeping go go we have to be at the next rehearsal quick get backstage in the next 15 minutes run run run&#160;!!! ….okay now stand here twiddling your thumbs in the sweltering heat for 40 minutes waiting for the stage to free up~    A lot of the groups were there when we showed up at 8am - and once you’re dropped at your venue, you pretty much don’t leave. 
Both at KBS HQ and the concert, the dressing rooms are not that big. At all. So between rushing to and from run-through, press call, and performance, you’re sitting in a small box with a couch for 8-12 hours except to nibble mediocre food, go to the bathroom, and wander a couple security-approved hallways.
Speaking of: security is not that good. You will probably have at least three girls try to either charm or break their way into your box-with-a-couch - this happened right in front of me to both Shinee and Infinite, and nobody even looked up from their phones (Sungjong texts like lightning). I doubt this was new or rare.
Unless you are very famous, the food is…also not that good. Backup dancers, staff, coordis, and rookies (this includes Exo and Boyfriend level) all ate what was basically school lunch in a depressingly-lit hotel convention room with ugly carpet. If you are famous and male, you can order delivery (pizza, chinese food, and fried chicken deliverymen all made appearances in certain people’s rooms). Otherwise you will be just another staff member waiting for fake-cheese microwave burritos at 10pm.
…which isn’t all bad! If during the ten hours of lead-up people looked bored and stressed, after we got through maybe half the stages there was a fun kind of sleepover vibe of people emerging from their little boxes to share corndogs (idol food, man) and watch each other’s sets and hang out.
The people are fascinating because I’ve been watching and listening to them for a long time but (obviously) only from the other side. No cameras, and (supposedly) no fans, and people were different. Some of it I’m sure was exhaustion, but grumpy stormcloud ladies stalked up the stairs and became sexy bubbly divas. People looked like miserable murderous hell and ran into walls and came out 35 yards later grinning and throwing hearts and nailing high notes. 

tl;dr it seems obvious but two huge things: 
1. most of these people are unfathomably professional. this is a job and they work hard
2. we as fans have virtually zero idea what’s really going on with these people at any point in time 

There is also a lot more choreographed into most performances - as in, watching both rehearsal and then concert stage you see people literally plan and practice in an empty stadium exactly where they’re throwing hearts and which corner they’re winking at and which seat will get a wave. Some people freestyled, but not as much. 
The flip side is a surprising amount of fanservice-y things happening when basically there was no one to be fanservice-y for. I guess there were staff and things, but I’d chalk it up more to just a normal amount of the ever-tactile Korean mode of social interactions that seemed surprising in this context.  BTOB backhug-cuddling against the snack bar counter would deeeeefinitely be super gay in the states, and on a stage I’d say they were coached into doing fanservice, but we were in a no-camera zone no fans could reach or see and they were like that for a good while (idk if any BTOB fans will see this, but yo: cuddly band). Same jive with woohyun and key holding hands through their entire morning conversations, minho pulling onew’s hood over his head and giving him the super-crushing bear hug treatment (you know, the kind where you sway side to side while your victim tries to nuzzle his way out), Sistar napping draped all over each other, etc etc etc.
Knowing that everything we normally see is performative makes me totally cynical about virtually all idol interactions - I mean, I still think a LOT of that stuff is coached/fake/for fancameras, but there’s also real spontaneous  affection. A lot of bandmates genuinely get along really well. How heartwarming~ ~
That said, the end stage was quite weird, because everyone was very chummy when backstage there was almost no inter-band interaction. People travelled in pairs or packs, but only with their same band (and/or handlers, coordis, backup dancers, etc). The exception is Shinee, who seemed to have run of the place and buddies everywhere (***Key). 
Anyway, that became really long and idk who’s gonna actually read any of it, but I guess I just wanted to send this little paper airplane out into the fandom world: SO MANY people work SO HARD to bring you all those gifs and posters and tv perfs, real living thinking feeling human beings both in front of the camera and behind it - swarms and swarms from coordis, makeup noonas, light and sound technicians, caterers, roadies, and construction guys, to lunch ladies, handlers, cameramen, and security guards, down to the people who spent hours setting up and taking down thousands of plastic lawn chairs for the field seats.  We take for granted the sliverslice we see: oppa loves you but he’s also on the clock, and so are a hundred other people&#160;; let’s all send out a little thank you to the chair-stackers  :) 

momekeko:

some pictures from my weekend dancing for the dream concert, feat. long rehearsals, surprisingly unglamorous cafeteria food, scotch-tape heels, chillaxing with famous peeps, and a stadium of 45,000 

  i promise i’ll shut up about this, but first i have to just…i think this is the important part; the part we don’t see and the part we don’t own and what goes on to give us the razzle dazzle that makes fans and fandom possible in the first place.   SO much goes on in the lives of all these real people so we can have a bunch of gifs and fancams and feelings.   so here is my mini essay about being not quite impossibly glam,  aka the misconceptions of everyone,   aka 48 hours of idol life

Aside from the outlandish stage costumes and the moments spent in front of tens of thousands of screaming people, a sea of undulating lightsticks, and huge crane-mounted cameras, everything is…startlingly normal.  

You start the day tired, and stay that way. Sleep genuinely is as scarce as we all somewhere at the back of our minds know it is. Between rehearsals, transport time, meetings, makeup, etc, I got three hours Friday and Saturday, and I was doing better than a lot of the people there. Exo and Kara didn’t START their rehearsals until almost 11pm on Friday, and sure enough, there we all were very bright and very early Saturday morning in hoodies and huge glasses and murderous expressions. With no makeup, no costumes, no cameras, no fans, and no sleep, no one seems famous at all (a very large number of idols, especially the girls, are borderline unrecognizable without makeup). People have breakouts and bags under their eyes and baseball caps, XXL sweatshirts and frizz. Even the exceptions to this rule (Shinee and Lee Sungjong looked like they walked in ripped tees and bedhead straight out of a Vogue shoot, damn them) still were just wandering, chatting, real people hanging out like everyone else.

And there’s a lot of hanging out: you’re bored, a lot. You will be bored out of your mind. The most surprising thing was just how boring it is. Everything is very hurry-up-and-wait: no sleeping go go we have to be at the next rehearsal quick get backstage in the next 15 minutes run run run !!! ….okay now stand here twiddling your thumbs in the sweltering heat for 40 minutes waiting for the stage to free up~    A lot of the groups were there when we showed up at 8am - and once you’re dropped at your venue, you pretty much don’t leave.

Both at KBS HQ and the concert, the dressing rooms are not that big. At all. So between rushing to and from run-through, press call, and performance, you’re sitting in a small box with a couch for 8-12 hours except to nibble mediocre food, go to the bathroom, and wander a couple security-approved hallways.

Speaking of: security is not that good. You will probably have at least three girls try to either charm or break their way into your box-with-a-couch - this happened right in front of me to both Shinee and Infinite, and nobody even looked up from their phones (Sungjong texts like lightning). I doubt this was new or rare.

Unless you are very famous, the food is…also not that good. Backup dancers, staff, coordis, and rookies (this includes Exo and Boyfriend level) all ate what was basically school lunch in a depressingly-lit hotel convention room with ugly carpet. If you are famous and male, you can order delivery (pizza, chinese food, and fried chicken deliverymen all made appearances in certain people’s rooms). Otherwise you will be just another staff member waiting for fake-cheese microwave burritos at 10pm.

…which isn’t all bad! If during the ten hours of lead-up people looked bored and stressed, after we got through maybe half the stages there was a fun kind of sleepover vibe of people emerging from their little boxes to share corndogs (idol food, man) and watch each other’s sets and hang out.

The people are fascinating because I’ve been watching and listening to them for a long time but (obviously) only from the other side. No cameras, and (supposedly) no fans, and people were different. Some of it I’m sure was exhaustion, but grumpy stormcloud ladies stalked up the stairs and became sexy bubbly divas. People looked like miserable murderous hell and ran into walls and came out 35 yards later grinning and throwing hearts and nailing high notes.

tl;dr it seems obvious but two huge things:

1. most of these people are unfathomably professional. this is a job and they work hard

2. we as fans have virtually zero idea what’s really going on with these people at any point in time 

There is also a lot more choreographed into most performances - as in, watching both rehearsal and then concert stage you see people literally plan and practice in an empty stadium exactly where they’re throwing hearts and which corner they’re winking at and which seat will get a wave. Some people freestyled, but not as much. 

The flip side is a surprising amount of fanservice-y things happening when basically there was no one to be fanservice-y for. I guess there were staff and things, but I’d chalk it up more to just a normal amount of the ever-tactile Korean mode of social interactions that seemed surprising in this context.  BTOB backhug-cuddling against the snack bar counter would deeeeefinitely be super gay in the states, and on a stage I’d say they were coached into doing fanservice, but we were in a no-camera zone no fans could reach or see and they were like that for a good while (idk if any BTOB fans will see this, but yo: cuddly band). Same jive with woohyun and key holding hands through their entire morning conversations, minho pulling onew’s hood over his head and giving him the super-crushing bear hug treatment (you know, the kind where you sway side to side while your victim tries to nuzzle his way out), Sistar napping draped all over each other, etc etc etc.

Knowing that everything we normally see is performative makes me totally cynical about virtually all idol interactions - I mean, I still think a LOT of that stuff is coached/fake/for fancameras, but there’s also real spontaneous  affection. A lot of bandmates genuinely get along really well. How heartwarming~ ~

That said, the end stage was quite weird, because everyone was very chummy when backstage there was almost no inter-band interaction. People travelled in pairs or packs, but only with their same band (and/or handlers, coordis, backup dancers, etc). The exception is Shinee, who seemed to have run of the place and buddies everywhere (***Key). 

Anyway, that became really long and idk who’s gonna actually read any of it, but I guess I just wanted to send this little paper airplane out into the fandom world: SO MANY people work SO HARD to bring you all those gifs and posters and tv perfs, real living thinking feeling human beings both in front of the camera and behind it - swarms and swarms from coordis, makeup noonas, light and sound technicians, caterers, roadies, and construction guys, to lunch ladies, handlers, cameramen, and security guards, down to the people who spent hours setting up and taking down thousands of plastic lawn chairs for the field seats.  We take for granted the sliverslice we see: oppa loves you but he’s also on the clock, and so are a hundred other people ; let’s all send out a little thank you to the chair-stackers  :) 






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Find All Your Tumblr Tags: 
I stumbled on a chronological list of all my tags in the Tumblr dashboard source code. Where did this handy list come from? Last month, Tumblr shifted from separate posting forms to inline dashboard posting. Tumblr also moved my list of 163 tags to the dashboard’s HTML, so I’m prompted with my previous tags as I type. To see your tags, view your dashboard source, then run a find (Ctrl-F on Windows or Command-F on Mac) for Tumblr.USER_TAGS in the source code.

Learn how to view HTML source in… Google Chrome, Apple SafariMozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.