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Adele Publicly Supports Kesha At The 2016 BRIT Awards

Adele won 4 BRIT Awards. But that's only a side note.

Let's talk Kesha. In the past week, tons of celebrities have reached out to pop star Kesha who recently lost her legal battle against Dr. Luke for her attempt to exit her signed contract after she revealed that she was sexually assaulted and abused by him. The judge decided that she didn't have enough evidence or claim to withdraw from the contract causing a media storm online.
Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to help Kesha with legal bills. Demi Lovato took to social media to pledge her support. Many exclusive music producers and writers went online to show their support and open offers to record with Kesha. And now, Adele publicly announced her support for the pop star which will continue the overwhelming support Kesha has been receiving.
"To come back after so long away and be so warmly received is really lovely, thank you so much,” said Adele. “And to all the other girls that are nominated, Thank you for letting me be in your company. You’re all incredible, you’re all amazing and it’s a privilege to be alongside you."
Adele then continued on about her label and management, "for embracing the fact that I’m a woman." Completed with a pledge of support to Kesha, "I’d also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha."
Talk about an amazing moment!
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Right, @shannonl5? Good for Adele.
Way to be!
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스케일리 풋 가스트로포드, 우리나라 말로는 비늘발고둥이라 불리는 이 강철달팽이는 2001년에야 처음 발견된 신종이다. 깊이 2km가 넘는 존나 깊은 인도양 심해에서만 서식하는게 특징임. 이 새끼는 진짜 어떻게 보면 자연계에서 가장 놀라운 생물 중 하나인데, 왜냐면 금속을 사용할 줄 알기 때문임. 사진에서 달팽이 몸체 아랫부분이 쿠샬다오르처럼 금속색 비늘로 덮여있는 거 보임? 저거 생긴것만 금속색이 아니라 진짜 금속임. 현실에 실존하는 아이언골램 같은 거지 그러니까 얘는 진짜 금속으로 몸을 코팅하고 다니는 ㄹㅇ 메탈슬러그 되시겠다 이 새끼들이 어떻게 금속을 바닷속에서 얻냐면 바다 존나게 깊은 곳에 있는 '열수분출공'이란 것 때문에 가능함 이 스포어콜로니처럼 생긴 구멍들은 안에서 개 뜨거운 물을 분출하는 일종의 온천인데, 심해에 있는 열수분출공에서는 중금속이 섞여나옴. 그리고 이 중금속 중에는 황화철, 그러니까 메탈이 들어있다. 그럼 이 메탈슬러그들은 꾸물꾸물 기어가서 이 황화철이 섞인 뜨거운물을 처먹고 강철을 섭취한 다음에 이걸로 갑빠를 만들어 걸치고 그냥 슬러그에서 메탈슬러그로 진화를 한다 금속을 처먹고 갑빠를 만들어내고 있는 과정의 메탈슬러그임. 이건 아직 나이가 어린 개체고 좀 더 커지면 맨 윗짤처럼 무슨 비늘갑옷 걸친 것같은 무적의 괴물로 완성된다. 몸 아래쪽만 철인게 아니라 윗쪽을 덮고있는 달팽이 껍데기에도 철을 둘러서 방업을 해버리기 때문에 위도 아래도 완벽한 방어를 자랑함. 이 갑빠가 굉장한게 가장 바깥층은 금속, 그 안은 껍데기, 껍데기 안은 칼슘 구조물로 되어있어서 무려 3단 방어막이라 굉장한 내구력을 자랑한다. 메탈슬러그의 껍데기는 자연계에 존재하는 가장 단단한 껍질 중 하나라 이 새끼들이 처음 발견됐을때 미육군이 큰 관심을 보였었다. 이 메탈슬러그 껍데기라는게 사실 서식환경부터가 씹헬인데 그걸 견뎌냈다는 증거거든. 심해 2400m에서 서식하는데 이 정도 깊이면 손바닥만한 넓이에 코끼리 9마리가 올라탄 압력이 가해져서 강철이고 뭐고 다 부스러진다. 근데 얘는 껍질빨로 멀쩡함. 얘들 서식지는 열수분출공 근처인데, 이 열수분출공이란게 태양빛이 안 들어서 존나 추워디질 거 같은 심해 전체에 열을 공급해줄 정도로 존나게 뜨거운 물을 내뿜는다. 근데 메탈슬러그는 멀쩡하게 그 온도를 견디면서 살고 있다. 거기다 존나게 후두려패도 맨 바깥 금속층만 금이 가지 안에 있는 2단 방어막이랑 3단 망어막에는 데미지가 전혀 안 가는 환상적인 충격흡수 구조까지 가지고 있다. 황화철 먹고 힐하면 그 금간 것도 금방 회복된다. 즉 물리데미지 저항에 열 데미지 저항에 자체 힐링까지 가능한 씹사기 아이템이다. 이 새끼 껍데기 구조를 잘 연구해보면 개딴딴한 방탄모나 방탄조끼를 만들 수 있지 않을까 군침을 삼킨 미군이 연구에 몰두하는 것도 당연하다. 얘네가 서식하는 곳에도 조개 껍데기 정도는 간단하게 부숴먹는 게들이 깡패짓을 부리는데, 그 새끼들도 비늘발고둥한테는 손도 못 댄다. 존나 딴딴해서 절대 못 뚫거든  그 동네 생태계에서는 문자 그대로 살아있는 탱크 메탈슬러그인 거지 아래에서 보면 이렇게 생겨먹었는데 저 강력한 비늘은 방어수단인 동시에 공격수단이기도 함. 저 금속비늘로 조개껍데기를 존나게 후드려패서 야들야들한 속살을 호바밧 빨아먹으며 살아간다. 아무리 단단한 조개 껍데기도 메탈슬러그 앞에선 좃도 아니다. 애초에 혼자 철기시대 살고 있는 캐쉬템 현질러임. 이렇게 판타지에서나 나올법한 금속생명체라는 압도적인 장점이 있지만 서식지는 굉장히 좁은 편인데 그 이유는 위에서도 설명한 열수분출공 때문임. 아무래도 거기서만 방업을 진행할 수 있다보니까 그 외의 서식지에서는 금속을 만들어내지 못하고 메탈슬러그가 아니라 그냥 슬러그가 되어버려서 그런가봄. 아무튼 이 새끼처럼 금속을 만들어서 두르고 다니는 생물도 존재하니 자연은 참 신기하고 대단해
Kpop is Actually Born from Korean Protest Songs
Alright so I'm a total history nerd, I majored in East Asian Studies and eat stuff like this up. Read the full (long!) article here - I will try to explain it basically, but its really worth the read. Here we go: It all started with Japan. As you might know, Japan colonized Korea eventually trying to erase Korean culture all together on the peninsula. In the very beginning though, that wasn't the case. Japan was willing to share Korean and Japanese culture, and the Japanese and Korean elite often spoke together and traded pop culture. Japanese elite brought over Western-influenced music because of their connections with the Western world (which Korea didn't interact with other than missionaries at the time) The Korean elite wanted to be modern and successful like Japan, so they adopted this music (called Changga) as their new favorite genre. (You can hear a lot of European influences in early Korean music...) This is where it gets interesting. The Korean elite wanted to be independent of Japan. They wanted Korea to stand alone as a strong nation, not pushed around by China or Japan anymore. They stared the pro-independence movement. Now, most revolutions like this would turn to traditional music, traditional culture to strengthen the country (for example, Korea would use ancient Korean songs to protest the Japanese occupation) but the Korean elite didn't! They wanted Korea to be strong, and to be strong they felt like they needed to modernize - ie be like the West. They used this Changga music (ironically brought to them by Japan) to protest Japanese rule! To this day Korea is always trying to "keep up with" the Western world so that they can be considered modern and powerful. Most things that they do is to modernize and stay trendy because that is how the country has always defined strength. But then, Japan decided to make money off of that... Japan had seen its first real pop music hit in 1914. People were buying records, following tabloids, and really getting into pop culture. That was really the birth of the Japanese music industry. In 1926, Korea had a similar experience. A song called the "Death Song" appeared, sung by Yun Shim-Deok. The singer committed suicide with her lover right after the song was released and the story made HUGE headlines. It was chilling, 'romantic,' and dramatic. Korea ate it up. Japanese record companies came in and started selling the record, selling over 50,000 copies! (In 1926 that number is totally insane!) You can listen to the death song here: The record industry after that was run mainly by the Japanese yakuza and their partnered Korean gangsters. The industry was set up very similar to how it is now, with entertainment industries doing everything in-house (SM has specific song writers that only work for SM, and their artists are actors, singers, models, etc) This is also why so many Kpop artists become actors...because even back in the 1920s musicians couldn't make enough money so the real way to make a living was through acting. That still stands today. So, today's Kpop is based off of this first "Korean pop" hit (the death song) AND protest songs against Japan. So when people say that Kpop is just a copy of Western music, they're sort of right but not in the way that they're thinking. Yes, its a reflection of Western culture, but the reason behind it is that Korea has been fighting to be recognized as a modern, powerful force to be reckoned with since the early 1900s. They want people to know Korea is strong, modern, and a country to look up to, not look down upon. So the next time someone tells you Kpop is a lame copy of American pop - give them this little history lesson. Again, PLEASE read the full article - its so interesting! HERE it is!
Boy Groups That I Wish Would Comeback
This is not a list of disbanded groups, just groups that are still active but haven't had a comeback in awhile! Hotshot (Full Group) Their last full group comeback was 'I'm A Hotshot' back in 2015. They had a comeback in November of 2018 but Sungwoon was still with Wanna One at the time. Now Sungwoon is out of Wanna One but is promoting solo, but still in the group. B.I.G B.I.G's last comeback was in 2017. Benji recently released a solo song though! Heedo and Gunmin were in a dance video in July too. J-Hoon is currently serving his mandatory military service sadly. Cross Gene There last music video (a b-side off their latest album) 'Believe Me' was released in May of 2018. It's going to be weird seeing them without Takuya but yeah I need a comeback! Imfact Okay it's only been 7 months since their last comeback but 7 months too long. I need another! Lucente It's been a year since your debut where you at?? Come back! MAP6 Their last comeback was in 2017. Come back to me!!! MyName Their last comeback was in 2015, where you at my boys? I know some had military service but yeah where you been? Are you still together? MVP It's been over two years since your debut? Comeback babies you were so good! XENO-T (Topp Dogg) They did have a Japanese comeback in 2018 but still!!! U-Kiss I mean I know this is impossible but still. Jun is like the only member that can promote and I don't see it being likely that Soohyun and Hoon stay in the group after returning from their service but we'll see. Varsity It's been over a year guys!!! Vermuda It's been over two years since you dropped this hella good debut on us. Where are you? Victon Bring my babies back it's been over a year. I know Seungwoo can't be with them but still!! I need my Seungsik! UNIQ It's been like 3ish years since you dropped Best Friend. I've seen Yixuan on a Chinese program, Seungyoun with MOLA and on Produce X 101. WHERE HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN? Royal Pirates Comeback please!! B1A4 I mean this is just military service and stuff preventing them from coming back but I miss them! Also some mentions: VIXX (but they seem to be planning something so I thought I wouldn't mention them just in case they comeback) High4 (I'm not sure if they are still a group or not? So I won't mention them.) I know all of these are probably because: 1. The company is sleeping on them 2. People are sleeping on them 3. The company is lacking the funds 4. Military Services demanding Members but still that doesn't make me miss them any less! What groups do you miss that haven't come back in awhile?
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