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"You don’t become a war reporter because you love war. You report on war because it expands and complicates our idea of what war is. As a Nigerian-American who lives in the United States, I would like to complicate our sense of what Nigeria is, of what Lagos is, of what Africa is like. So that’s why I write about it. Not because I hate it. Not because I’m from there. I’m working on my second book on it, and it probably won’t be my last."

Teju Cole in conversation with Paul MortonYou Can’t Avert Your Eyes: The Millions Interviews Teju Cole

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nerd culture and gatekeeping authenticity is always just code for keeping out women and the underprivileged

There’s a great article about the hyper-white language of nerd culture by Mary Bucholtz, which was actually the first ~truly linguistic~ article I read and started me down this path from which there is NO RETURN. You can read it [here]

AHH, cynthia, this is so great! bookmarking for after work reading

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Many of us find strength in the days and months and years we have stacked between ourselves and self-destruction, as if they form a wall that, if tall enough or thick enough, cannot be breached. We look to others whose stacks are higher and seem stronger to assure us that this is so.

But there is no wall, no number that will magically hold true any more than there’s a ‘cure.’ Recovery is a strong but slender thread spun daily.

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Mary McNamara, LA Times, on Elementary and Addiction

A quote about addiction specifically but resonated with me regarding recovery in general. 

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Self-portraits by Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Self-portraits by Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Many writers have commented on the trend of wealthy Black people denying the importance of racism. And how it makes sense for them in some small and selfish sense because they’ve “made it.” Often due to tokenization and always on the backs of the remainder of their community. But they have made it regardless.

However, wealthy and famous Black folks aren’t the only ones who hold bootstrap ideology close to their hearts. These are regularly held conversations by very regular and normal non-rich Black people. And it’s easy to say that they’re silly and the “New Black” idea and others like it have no use for them since unlike Pharrell they can’t buy themselves out of any facet of racism. But there has to be a reason why bootstrap ideology has been a persistent line of thinking for Black people all throughout American history.

We like to believe we have more power than we actually do.

It is dis-empowering to admit that racism impacts us. It is dis-empowering to admit that we are limited by white supremacy. That our life chances are constricted by the pervasiveness of racism. And that we can be the hardest working person who does everything correctly and systematically and still face barriers.

We can have the best resume and still not get the job. We can dress in a suit or dress and still be deemed not professional enough. We can jump through every hoop and still be dehumanized and treated as a second class citizen.

This realization leads to a sort of heart-brokenness that many Black folks are not willing to face. The Pharrell’s of the world are certainly not ready. But neither are Black folks in the trenches. Those Black people who are not wealthy or famous. It’s not that any of us truly believe in the existence of a meritocracy since our first hand experiences teach us differently from birth. It is the fact that we can hardly afford not to believe.

We are afraid that it will be paralyzing to lose all of our belief in a meritocracy, to fully understand the consequences of white supremacy. This is the fundamental fear that drives “New Black.”

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an excerpt from “The Allure of Pharrell’s “New Black” But Why It’s Dangerous" @ One Black Girl. Many Words 

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make me choose : abbie mills or or jennifer mills Mills sisters (asked by pplwkp)

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Jang Dong Cheol (Huh Young Dal) / Kim JaejoongYou have to be living under a rock not to have heard of Huh Young Dal in Sabuk, Jeong Seon. Even outsiders visiting Jeong Seon Casino would soon get to know his name. His main claim to notoriety goes to his trashy life, like a scumbag. The thing he mainly does is collecting debts, helping with casino loan sharks. He doesn’t have an ounce of shame nor does he have a thing to bring disgrace on himself. Even scamps don’t like to be put on the same level as him. At the age of 10, his big brother leaves the orphanage where they lived together, saying “I’ll be back soon.” Despite trying to prevent his baby brother Dong Joon from being adopted, he fails and runs away from the orphanage. After that, he gains a new name Huh Young Dal, drifting in and out of Youth Detention Center. He comes back to Sabuk after turning twenty years old and he does everything for a living by any means necessary. But there is a girl whom even a shameless Dong Cheol feels ashamed in front of. She is Oh Jeong Hee, a casino dealer whom Dong Cheol falls in love at first sight. For him, she is someone like the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge that makes him feel ashamed of his miserableness for the first time in his life. He feels suffocated by just watching her from afar. Meanwhile, Jang Dong Soo shows up as a detective investigating the case of Goh Bok Tae who is to be his boss.


Jang Dong Soo / Lee Beom SooAs a detective for 10 years, he handled a number of cases and renders distinguished services. But he hasn’t been treated as such nor promoted. It’s all because of his anger control disorder that makes numerous incidents. Only Hwang Shin Hye, a psychiatrist-turned-forensic-profiler knows of his psychiatric problem in police department. Dong Soo had two younger brothers. Two year younger Dong Cheol and a baby Dong Joon. They were called ‘ugly three brothers’ in the town. Their father died when Dong Soo was merely twelve years old, and later they were deserted by their mother who was economically distressed, which made the three brothers become orphans overnight. While having a tough life in the orphanage, he loses Dong Cheol and Dong Joon. Though 30 years passed after that, he can’t still trace his two brothers’ whereabouts. Shin Hye supposes that his self-condemnation about the loss of his brothers and resentment towards the world that made him undergo a tough childhood caused him a psychiatric problem. Now… Dong Soo heads for Sabuk searching for clues to the consecutive murder incident, meets Huh Young Dal who is living like a scumbag, and finds out Young Dal is Dong Soo’s lost brother Dong Cheol.


Jang Dong Joon (Yoon Yang Ha) / Yim Si WanYoungest brother of Jang Dong Soo. He as a newborn baby is adopted to Yoon Tae Joon’s , a rich family who has run a mining company from Grandfather. Thanks to that, Dong Joon grows up in comfort and well cared for. During his adolescence, a stormy period, he happens to know that he is an adopted child and was adrift. It doesn’t last long but changes him into a cynical and glacial person. It plants desperation in his heart that his parents could dissolve the adoption any time. The more he wants to cover his trauma, the more he gives people the cold shoulder. A lot of girls are tantalized by this stunningly handsome him with such cold personality. He never dates with anyone, even to be thought as a misogynist. The more he makes spiteful remarks about girls, the bigger love and interest they plants in their hearts. But his tightly shut heart opens after he meets a casino dealer Oh Jeong Hee. As his cold and disinterested heart opens for the first time in his life, the way he courts her can’t be quiet. Dong Joon gets to know that Jeong Hee has a gangster hovering around her and he can’t stand the fact that such guy likes her.


Oh Jeong Hee / Baek Jin HeeDaughter of a miner, born in Taebaek. Her father dies after suffering from pneumoconiosis for a long time and she becomes a head of household with four younger siblings. She gets a job in Jeong Seon Casino which gives preferences to its locals. Looking at the face of her poor life she must be in dismal, but she is always bright and optimistic. Though her studies are pushed aside in her school days, her beauty captivates many guys in her town and she also dates with some of them. She thinks being a casino dealer is the biggest leap she can make in her life and she takes herself laudable that she can pay for her siblings’ tuition. And small changes come along in her life after she meets Huh Young Dal. She feels sad with no particular reason when she sees Huh Young Dal. She never knows why her heart aches for him. She thinks she’d hold his hands if he gives his hands. But he only watches her from afar and she can’t also approach him any further. Around then, another guy Yoon Yang Ha appears in front of her. He enters as a casino marketing promotion manager and is stunningly handsome. He receives attention from all the female casino dealers, but he is interested in Jeong Hee only and she becomes the target of their jealousy. At that time, she could never expect that Huh Young Dal and Yoon Yang Ha were brothers and their relation becomes the beginning of heart wrenching love…


Hwang Shin Hye / Oh Yeon SooWhen in high school, her father Hwang Jeong Man brings an ugly boy home. He is Jang Dong Soo, known to be an orphan and a juvenile delinquent coming in and out of youth detention center. As time goes by, she becomes friends with Dong Soo and calls him ‘oppa’, but their relationship could not develop any further as he first cuts out. After graduating from a prestigious college of medicine, she marries to Oh Sang Pil but is separated later because of their troubled relationship. And she goes to United Kingdom to study and also to have a fresh start to a new life. She studied forensic profiling there, returns home and enters the National Police Agency as a profiler. She meets Dong Soo again and knows that Dong Soo is still seeing herself. She decides to finish their stifled love that they keep away from each other although they have each other in mind. However, the moment she confesses her love to Dong Joon, they meet a crisis which is fatal to their relationship.
Source: iMBC
Translation: Jaetaku
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140423 MBC Triangle characters description.

Jang Dong Cheol (Huh Young Dal) / Kim Jaejoong

You have to be living under a rock not to have heard of Huh Young Dal in Sabuk, Jeong Seon. Even outsiders visiting Jeong Seon Casino would soon get to know his name. His main claim to notoriety goes to his trashy life, like a scumbag. The thing he mainly does is collecting debts, helping with casino loan sharks. He doesn’t have an ounce of shame nor does he have a thing to bring disgrace on himself. Even scamps don’t like to be put on the same level as him. At the age of 10, his big brother leaves the orphanage where they lived together, saying “I’ll be back soon.” Despite trying to prevent his baby brother Dong Joon from being adopted, he fails and runs away from the orphanage. After that, he gains a new name Huh Young Dal, drifting in and out of Youth Detention Center. He comes back to Sabuk after turning twenty years old and he does everything for a living by any means necessary. But there is a girl whom even a shameless Dong Cheol feels ashamed in front of. She is Oh Jeong Hee, a casino dealer whom Dong Cheol falls in love at first sight. For him, she is someone like the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge that makes him feel ashamed of his miserableness for the first time in his life. He feels suffocated by just watching her from afar. Meanwhile, Jang Dong Soo shows up as a detective investigating the case of Goh Bok Tae who is to be his boss.

Jang Dong Soo / Lee Beom Soo

As a detective for 10 years, he handled a number of cases and renders distinguished services. But he hasn’t been treated as such nor promoted. It’s all because of his anger control disorder that makes numerous incidents. Only Hwang Shin Hye, a psychiatrist-turned-forensic-profiler knows of his psychiatric problem in police department. Dong Soo had two younger brothers. Two year younger Dong Cheol and a baby Dong Joon. They were called ‘ugly three brothers’ in the town. Their father died when Dong Soo was merely twelve years old, and later they were deserted by their mother who was economically distressed, which made the three brothers become orphans overnight. While having a tough life in the orphanage, he loses Dong Cheol and Dong Joon. Though 30 years passed after that, he can’t still trace his two brothers’ whereabouts. Shin Hye supposes that his self-condemnation about the loss of his brothers and resentment towards the world that made him undergo a tough childhood caused him a psychiatric problem. Now… Dong Soo heads for Sabuk searching for clues to the consecutive murder incident, meets Huh Young Dal who is living like a scumbag, and finds out Young Dal is Dong Soo’s lost brother Dong Cheol.

Jang Dong Joon (Yoon Yang Ha) / Yim Si Wan

Youngest brother of Jang Dong Soo. He as a newborn baby is adopted to Yoon Tae Joon’s , a rich family who has run a mining company from Grandfather. Thanks to that, Dong Joon grows up in comfort and well cared for. During his adolescence, a stormy period, he happens to know that he is an adopted child and was adrift. It doesn’t last long but changes him into a cynical and glacial person. It plants desperation in his heart that his parents could dissolve the adoption any time. The more he wants to cover his trauma, the more he gives people the cold shoulder. A lot of girls are tantalized by this stunningly handsome him with such cold personality. He never dates with anyone, even to be thought as a misogynist. The more he makes spiteful remarks about girls, the bigger love and interest they plants in their hearts. But his tightly shut heart opens after he meets a casino dealer Oh Jeong Hee. As his cold and disinterested heart opens for the first time in his life, the way he courts her can’t be quiet. Dong Joon gets to know that Jeong Hee has a gangster hovering around her and he can’t stand the fact that such guy likes her.

Oh Jeong Hee / Baek Jin Hee

Daughter of a miner, born in Taebaek. Her father dies after suffering from pneumoconiosis for a long time and she becomes a head of household with four younger siblings. She gets a job in Jeong Seon Casino which gives preferences to its locals. Looking at the face of her poor life she must be in dismal, but she is always bright and optimistic. Though her studies are pushed aside in her school days, her beauty captivates many guys in her town and she also dates with some of them. She thinks being a casino dealer is the biggest leap she can make in her life and she takes herself laudable that she can pay for her siblings’ tuition. And small changes come along in her life after she meets Huh Young Dal. She feels sad with no particular reason when she sees Huh Young Dal. She never knows why her heart aches for him. She thinks she’d hold his hands if he gives his hands. But he only watches her from afar and she can’t also approach him any further. Around then, another guy Yoon Yang Ha appears in front of her. He enters as a casino marketing promotion manager and is stunningly handsome. He receives attention from all the female casino dealers, but he is interested in Jeong Hee only and she becomes the target of their jealousy. At that time, she could never expect that Huh Young Dal and Yoon Yang Ha were brothers and their relation becomes the beginning of heart wrenching love…

Hwang Shin Hye / Oh Yeon Soo

When in high school, her father Hwang Jeong Man brings an ugly boy home. He is Jang Dong Soo, known to be an orphan and a juvenile delinquent coming in and out of youth detention center. As time goes by, she becomes friends with Dong Soo and calls him ‘oppa’, but their relationship could not develop any further as he first cuts out. After graduating from a prestigious college of medicine, she marries to Oh Sang Pil but is separated later because of their troubled relationship. And she goes to United Kingdom to study and also to have a fresh start to a new life. She studied forensic profiling there, returns home and enters the National Police Agency as a profiler. She meets Dong Soo again and knows that Dong Soo is still seeing herself. She decides to finish their stifled love that they keep away from each other although they have each other in mind. However, the moment she confesses her love to Dong Joon, they meet a crisis which is fatal to their relationship.

Source: iMBC

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Too many things to rewatch not enough weekend.
Except for the double header of Children’s Day and Buddha’s birthday coming up soon, OHHHHHHHHYAAAAASSSSS.

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Too many things to rewatch not enough weekend.

Except for the double header of Children’s Day and Buddha’s birthday coming up soon, OHHHHHHHHYAAAAASSSSS.

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Finding Paola Through Fanm Djanm

With a gorgeous smile and a radiating sense of style to match, Haitian beauty Paola Mathe is the founder of Fanm Djanm, a collection of head-wraps dedicated to strong women around the world.

Starring equally stunning women with their wraps uniquely placed on their heads, their colorful photo-shoot for their lookbook brings a message of bond, beauty and diversity.

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