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Moderator of r/bangtan, speaking officiallyOriginal Poster4 points · 21 days ago · edited 21 days ago

AUG 25-26 Olympic Stadium, Seoul

Dates and times (local):

Sat 180825 (6:30PM)
Sun 180826 (6:30PM)

Vendor:

Interpark | Ticketing guide | Ticketing guide 2

Venue:

Olympic Stadium, Jamsil Sports Complex

Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of information about this venue - please feel free to tag me for anything crucial that could be included here!

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If anyone knows of any way to get two tickets to either show (preferably Saturday) please let me know! My friend and I are going to Korea, and somehow thought tickets went on sale back in July, so we didn't try. :( BTS got me through some really hard times; making it to their comeback show would really mean a lot to me.

I'm also posting in the buying/selling thread, but I'm also looking for other sites, reliable vendors, other methods..

I was looking into using Korea Buddy when I thought I might be going (I'm going to try to go to when they do a finale show instead I think)

I believe they buy through Ticketbay which you could try out depending on your Korean proficiency

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I went on Korean Buddy per your suggestion, and it ultimately just spiralled into using StubHub for ease. Thank you!

For any LA ARMYs out there who have been to the Line store recently - is there still a wait to get in or anything? I finally have some time to go up there but I'm wondering how much time it's going to take... or if I should go on a weekday for less crowds or something.

Why did they have to open it in Hollywood? It's such a pain to get to... 😩 I'm already dreading the parking situation

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Oh my god, same. I've been putting off actually going because I was worried about the crowds.

I always link them this over 100 examples from 1970's to present in a complete timeline. Trump is a god damn racist. Stone cold fucking racist.

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Holy shit. This list just keeps going.

What a gorgeous girl!! I got my calico from a shelter too!

293 points · 16 days ago

I think if trump actually gets impeached as a result of all this, it'll make for a REALLY great movie in 10 years

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Oh god, though. Trump is so repulsive and over the top in real life that they'll probably tone him down for a movie. Can you imagine that? It would end up being flattery literally because no one can tolerate the real him or take him seriously in a dramatic film.

I know its an old book yada yada yada. But id be super pissed if someone spoiled this line.

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I was going to buy it the other day. It is old, but it still is something of a classic, which kind of always remains a thing to keep spoiler free. I'll still read it, though. Seems important.

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1 point · 23 days ago · edited 23 days ago

Easy there, snowflake.

EDIT: It's gone now, but it was some Trumper posting about how they're not Nazis and to stop calling them that.

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No price limit!

That's not likely. Most of the deaths occurred in a crackdown outside of the sqaure.

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There are reports that have been released since the incident was declassified or whatnot, I want to say in the past 20 years? That's exactly what they did.

better yet, vote at mid terms. save all of the energy and time off for voting day. that'll have a much larger effect than a march.

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Or do both, since voting isn't exactly expending tons of energy.

They helped me through a really hard time and are helping me through one right now. I'm going to Korea next month and wanted to get a Bangtan related tattoo; I love that the flowers are a thing now.

579 points · 1 month ago

He seemed like a very genuine guy from what the movie shows. I'm sure he wouldn't be in favor of 90% of the entertainment I like, but I respect how dedicated he was to his vision and how much he incorporated child psychology into the structure of the show. I felt sad leaving the movie knowing how upsetting he would find the state of things right now. He put his life into fostering decency and kindness and the generations that he raised are in a situation where both are in short supply.

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Came into a Mr. Rodgers post to be happy and now I'm just sad...

30 points · 1 month ago

Fuck off, Russian troll

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I'm fascinated by the formatting of their posts. They usually end in some one or two word exclamation: "Life!" "Approvals rising!" "Sad!" etc.

Is this the only way you get through to the Trump base? By making sure that your opinions can be understood and repeated in one sentence?

-143 points · 1 month ago

We need answers on the Mueller probe. Almost $5 million dollars per day on a bogus investigation. Americans want to see what kind of nonsense he's been cooking up on our dime. Mueller doesn't have anything on President Trump because if he did he knows Trump could just shut the whole investigation down in an instant. Maybe we'll start asking for an executive order to shut it down? Tax dollars!

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Do they pay you in rubles or what?

I thought he was kidding because of the laughter.

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People will use that to say he's "obviously" joking and that people are just too stupid to understand his humor.

As if I didn't hate this asshat enough, does he have to treat every idiotic thing out of his mouth that isn't a lie like it's a fucking teaser?

156 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations, contractions, and other phrases which expand to something larger, that I've seen in this thread:

Fewer Letters More Letters
AR Area Ratio (between rocket engine nozzle and bell)
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Augmented Reality real-time processing
AoE Area of Effect
BFG Big Falcon Grasshopper ("Locust"), BFS test article
BFR Big Falcon Rocket (2018 rebiggened edition)
Yes, the F stands for something else; no, you're not the first to notice
BFS Big Falcon Spaceship (see BFR)
CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, space agency of France
CNSA Chinese National Space Administration
CSA Canadian Space Agency
DARPA (Defense) Advanced Research Projects Agency, DoD
DSG NASA Deep Space Gateway, proposed for lunar orbit
DoD US Department of Defense
ESA European Space Agency
EVA Extra-Vehicular Activity
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
GEO Geostationary Earth Orbit (35786km)
HEO High Earth Orbit (above 35780km)
Human Exploration and Operations (see HEOMD)
HEOMD Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
ICBM Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
ISRU In-Situ Resource Utilization
ITS Interplanetary Transport System (2016 oversized edition) (see MCT)
Integrated Truss Structure
JAXA Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency
JPL Jet Propulsion Lab, California
KSC Kennedy Space Center, Florida
L1 Lagrange Point 1 of a two-body system, between the bodies
L2 Lagrange Point 2 (Sixty Symbols video explanation)
Paywalled section of the NasaSpaceFlight forum
LEO Low Earth Orbit (180-2000km)
Law Enforcement Officer (most often mentioned during transport operations)
LOP-G Lunar Orbital Platform - Gateway, formerly DSG
MCT Mars Colonial Transporter (see ITS)
NAVIC Navigation with Indian Constellation
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, responsible for US generation monitoring of the climate
NORAD North American Aerospace Defense command
NRHO Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit
NRO (US) National Reconnaissance Office
Near-Rectilinear Orbit, see NRHO
NSF NasaSpaceFlight forum
National Science Foundation
RCS Reaction Control System
Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, Russia
SEE Single-Event Effect of radiation impact
SSTO Single Stage to Orbit
Supersynchronous Transfer Orbit
ULA United Launch Alliance (Lockheed/Boeing joint venture)
USAF United States Air Force

37 acronyms in this thread; the most compressed thread commented on today has 26 acronyms.
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Good bot!

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Your goal was to be condescending because someone didn't agree with you about a book that you enjoyed, and you twisted it into being about how they don't like stories about independent women? How old are you?

I love Sabriel. It's one of my favorites of all time. But you don't see me being a snotty twelve year-old about it because someone said they didn't care for the pace.

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You're welcome! 😘

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Honestly they could charge less. I would gladly pay $30 a year. $120? I've got kids man.

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I understand not wanting to pay, but calling $2.50 a month a fair price for daily, professional journalism seems pretty harsh. People pay more than that a month for Netflix, YouTube, Hulu. Surely the press is worth more than that these days.

Not saying for you, personally. If you can't afford it, you can't. But I don't think that's a fair price to call fair as a general price tag.

It's not quite that simple. I grew up on the Little House books and loved them then and now. But unlike the books that u/Crimson-Carnage is thinking of, which are anti-racist books that use racist language to call out the racist characters that use it, Wilder's books are not critiquing racism. They are in themselves uncomfortably racist in a number of ways, on a number of levels.

Ma and Mrs. Scott are overtly racist in Little House on the Prairie. Pa seems more tolerant than Ma: he's willing to be friendly with Indians, and Ma is absolutely not. But fictional Pa and the historical Charles Ingalls were men who moved their family into Indian Territory on the assumption that the U.S. government would break its treaty with the Indians, because in Pa's view the Indians just don't have rights to their lands like the invading Anglo-Americans should. Indians just don't really have rights at all in his worldview, even though he's intrigued by them on some levels.

Wilder's narrative implicitly endorses Pa's views, not surprising in a woman author who had personally benefited from Indian removals. Wilder believes in Manifest Destiny, in itself a racist doctrine. The lands that the Ingalls family settles in Minnesota and South Dakota, in the later books that fictionally chronicle the real Ingalls family's movements, have recently been forcibly cleared of Indian presence. Little Laura may weep briefly over the Indians leaving their Kansas territory, but that removal is presented as inevitable, as if the government couldn't have chosen other paths. The narrative suggests that Indians leave the lands to the white Americans who will replace them and then the Indians just vanish--that's just what Indians do. Wilder's books, like many others of the period (she's certainly not alone), present this as natural and right.

But it wasn't. It was genocide. And Wilder's books really aren't bothered by it. There's no suggestion that the readers should be.

There are other more overt moments of racism too, that weren't seen as problematic in the 1930s and 40s when the books were written, or in the 1950s when they were reissued with the Garth Williams illustrations. I find Pa's performance in blackface, which Williams chose to emphasize with an illustration, difficult to stomach when reading Little Town on the Prairie. Also the several songs about "darkies" in the series.

Wilder certainly isn't a persecuting type of racist: she's no believer in the Klan and its aims. But that doesn't mean that her worldview isn't racist--like many (most?) others of her time and place. Her books subtly ask readers to agree with racist views of both Native people and African Americans, and they quietly privilege her own culture and race over them, suggesting that it is normative to be white--and not normal if you aren't. It is a quiet and insidious form of racism, not a cross-burning and lynching kind.

Wilder was a gifted writer: she makes the past she grew up in come alive with details and personalities. Her books are deservedly loved. But that doesn't mean they are without problems. The problems deserve to be recognized and discussed, rather than ignored.

An analogy may be helpful here. My grandmother, whom I loved very much, was also a racist--a far more overt one than Wilder. I still love her memory: the clothes she sewed for me and my dolls, the time and effort and care and love she had for me. But she was cold and rude to my black friend when he came to visit our house while she was visiting us; she spoke slightingly of African Americans many times in my hearing. The fact she was racist does not cancel my love for her, but I will not cover that racism up. It was a part of her that I recognize with great regret.

So too with Wilder. I would never advocate censoring her books, but I would suggest making the racism part of the conversation about them. I would also suggest reading Louise Erdrich's Birchbark House series alongside Wilder: those books show the lives of the people who got moved out to make room for settlers like the Ingalls family, and what such removal cost them. In other words, a dialogue is important.

TLDR? I've written a lot, because it's a complicated issue. Not everything is reducible to headlines. Read what I wrote: I hope I explained some of the nuances of the ways in which Wilder's books contain racist elements. (There are a lot more that I skipped.)

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This was a really thoughtful post. Thanks for that.

I used to work in a Burn ICU, and since we were on the 9th floor, the windows didn’t open. Good thing too, because I had many a patient ask me to open them so they could jump out.

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147 points · 1 month ago

This entire thread gives me a reminder I didn't need about how glad I am not to work on a burn unit.

Original Poster6 points · 1 month ago

Unfortunately we can’t make it to SDCC this year :( hopefully next year though!

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SDCC has gotten insane. I went every year for the better part of a decade, but I refuse to deal with the circus of getting passes anymore. Too much stress, low chance of success.

Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

We could have technically gone (we had passes), but my boyfriend and I just bought a house so finances are going towards that right now haha

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Congrats! Definitely worth skipping.

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