Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

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Opinions | China went up against a K-pop giant — and lost
Chinese nationalists were met with opposition not only from fans but also from regular Chinese netizens.
Opinion by Arthur Tam

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/26/bts-china-spat-korean-war/

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This is my favorite thing in a long time (not counting @azzo1’s wedding). A 5 yr old made this happen.

https://www.facebook.com/Baby-yoda-fights-fires-105042248019357

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The cat I had in mind. @yyishere, @sicarius, @ally-le

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    Super spooky cat.

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    *imagines @sicarius pulling this behind her as she casually walks down the sidewalk*

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      Whilst an extremely ominous and creepy version of some nursery rhyme plays… This really is a horror au now

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        . . . on a tinkly toy piano *nods*

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          Read whilst listening to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUqcaAocZ7s

          The night is dark and mist hangs low about the streets, wrapping itself like a scarf around buildings, caressing the lampposts that shed their wan light into the gloom. A gust of wind sends the dead leaves of last autumn scuttling along the sidewalk, but does nothing to lift the fog.

          Music plays. You shiver. The tinny piano melody floats down the street, disembodied. To you horror, you find yourself singing along under your breath… “pOp goes the weasel…”

          A different sound joins. You wonder what it is at first, then realise it’s the sound of wheels rattling over the cobblestones. They click and clack and bump and jerk.

          Another sound joins. It sends ghost spiders crawling down your back.
          The sound of bells.

          The words of the nursery rhyme catch in your throat.

          A figure emerges from the night. It is strangely shaped, tall and gangly and all in black, and its head seems twisted and mutated. Something catches the orange light of the street lamp, but you can’t make out what it is.

          It moves on, agonizingly slowly.
          You see it drags behind it a sword that scrapes the cobblestones, like nails on a chalkboard. And then farther behind tied to a string, that emerges from the mist like harbinger of misfortune… a toy cat on small metal wheels. It has a bell around its neck that jingles.

          But you could’ve sworn you heard more than one bell.

          Then it hits you.

          The distorted head shape, the strange glinting in the streetlight… the only distinguishing feature of the figure…
          A three pointed jester hat, with bells on the end.

          The fog clears ever so slightly. The figure pauses. The music stops.
          You stand frozen in your doorway, unaware you’re holding your breath.

          A voice sifts through the cold night shadows.
          “come and plaaaAAyyYYY withh meeEEeee.”
          The figure turns and looks directly at you, cocking its head to one side.

          Your hair stands on end. Your chest constricts. Cold terror washes over you.
          An ominous cackle echoes on the rising wind.

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      I’m imagining this upside down, with a helmet and a unicycle attached to it for a bizarre circus-y look. There would be sensors attached to the helmet, which would beep out loud, the volume determined by the proximity of Cat to Human, to warn road, alley and sidewalk users that there’s an upside cat in the vicinity.

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      I’m totally picturing this right now.

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    This but… upside down was what I was picturing lol

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I woke up smiling because today is @azzo1’s wedding day! Hope it was lovely and that nothing like this
happened!
https://youtu.be/oeMDOwyGSdA

We love you, azzo!!! 🎂🥂🍾

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Okay, HERE is the video for my song for azzo (I hope) 😬

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@ally-le
Here is my song for azzo ❤️
White Love Story from Coffee Prince
https://youtu.be/SQALI1l8qJo

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    A classic and still so good!

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      I loved it so much at the time that I “sang” along with it halfway from Indianapolis to St Louis. Waaaah, the old days when an OST could sweep me away 😢

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Very nice article, and the comments are super interesting.
My Family’s Shrouded History Is Also a National One for Korea
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/27/magazine/korea-japanese-occupation-surrender-ww2.html?referringSource=articleShare

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“The Vote” documentary on how US women finally got to vote, starts on PBS tonight
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/vote/

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    Listening to it now. I just wish that they wouldnt focus so much on just Army and also hope they touch on some of the negative aspects of the fandom, all the fandoms, that need to change.

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    Interesting.
    Thank you for sharing ☺️☺️

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    LOVE that youth/fandom/stans/ARMYs are doing their part with social media to thwart the Trumpian virus. hope every and all of them 18 and over register, VOTE and become active in the US’s politics from this point on. get educated, get work experience, vote for effective representatives, run for public office, and CHANGE the legislation that affects people of color in America!

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Oh, so THAT’S what happened 🤔

TikTok Teens and K-Pop Stans Say They Sunk Trump Rally
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/style/tiktok-trump-rally-tulsa.html?referringSource=articleShare

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    Also, I meant to say 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

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    “These kids are smart and they thought of everything.”

    I laughed out loud when I read this quote. Of course, they did. How did they expect these fans successfully organized events during their idols’ concerts?

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      It’s fantastic. I like the kid who said “Best Senior prank ever.” But they’re just getting started, I hope!

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    I find it amusing that I’m in the middle of this whole kpop thing and so when Trump was saying how a million people wanted tickets, I just chuckled knowing they were all going to kpop stans. Lol. I’m totally apolitical, but the Internet is a funny place sometimes. Those who control social media control the world.

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      You knew that! I love it. I just thought, a million tickets? What a giant lie (again).

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Oh, dear 😕
Read This: \”South Korea’s Virus Spike Was Traced to Gay Bars. Then the Scapegoating Began.\”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/south-koreas-virus-spike-was-traced-to-gay-bars-then-the-scapegoating-began?via=ios

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    ☹️☹️
    It’s the same as what’s happening to the whole of the East Asian community— doesn’t matter if you’re Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, ACTUALLY Chinese… it’s all the same to people. On the political side of things, the same thing— people will say ‘the Chinese’ when talking about case numbers and how ‘the Chinese’ tried to hide the true numbers, but really, it’s the Chinese GOVERNMENT choice that has nothing to do with its citizens, but it paints a picture and then EVERYONE gets hurt

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    : (

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    Yes, it’s been really sad to watch.

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    This saddens me. Always an individual and a whole collective is judged. And the ones that judge would never look at themselves just in case they’ve done something wrong. Blaming others it’s always the easiest part.

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What KPop Idols Have to Teach Us About Masculinity

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9674149/kpop-male-singers-masculinity

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    *includes photos and videos

    This is more in-depth than I thought it would be. Thanks for posting.

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“Asian-Americans” Series on PBS Monday

Daniel Dae Kim on ‘Asian-Americans’: Ugly History, Relevant Again
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/10/arts/television/daniel-dae-kim-asian-americans.html?referringSource=articleShare

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