we’re gonna fly

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Hello and welcome to SWASH 2.0, otherwise known as A Shameless Tribute to GOT7’s Fly Era™ because a more magnificent color palette does not exist upon this earth. New features include:

  • free admission to all rings of GOT7 Hell
  • 7 singing/dancing/dabbing trashcans
  • rotating header colors cause we’re all swag all the time
  • the Just Right album logo in Fly colors bc reasons
  • about page edited for theme compliance
  • additional top nav options due to Mari’s obsession with symmetry
  • sans-serif font for aesthetic purposes
  • the JJ Project seal of approval

Thank you and we’ll be back to swashing terrifyingly soon~

xoxM

How 2 Slytherin, Part I

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Hello and welcome to Mari’s Strong Opinions About Slytherin House: A Saga. Our first step towards understanding of what is arguably the most misunderstood Hogwarts house is to discuss what it means to be a Slytherin, from the vantage point of an actual bona fide 2000% Slytherin, a.k.a. Yours Truly. Because guys, my people deserve justice. And if we don’t receive that justice, there will be consequences.

Slytherin =/= Evil

Guys. Guys. Not all Slytherins are necessarily evil. EVIL is not what encapsulates the Slytherin existence, although we have no qualms about this alignment whatsoever. Pls look to your left and observe that Slytherin = ambition, leadership, cunning, and charisma. It is not our fucking fault that many villains in literature and film also subscribe to these character traits. Nor is it our fucking fault that Rowling wrote practically every villain in the Harry Potter series as a member of our illustrious House. (I have always had issues with this but I will not delve into that hot mess at this time.)

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Fav Things #2

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Every Sunday we’ll be reflecting on the latest additions to our long list of Favorite Things. This post is your weekly update on the best trash in this universe. You’re welcome.

Welcome to the second week of Anne & Mariko’s favorite things!! This week is considerably longer than last week’s and, honestly, it’s probably because we are not holding back whatsoever. Are there a million things in the Hall of Fame (HoF)? Maybe. Did we even try to edit it down? No. Did I purposely try to exclude T.O.P because I’m trying to act as if I’m not totally obsessed with him? Absolutely.

Though this week pretty much came from hell, as most weeks following a long weekend do, we can agree that we found many things to love (and almost just as many things to h8, because deep down, we are h8rs). Now, onward, to trash!

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Tumblr Therapy

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I know I’m not the only one, but I have this super complicated relationship with Tumblr as a (mostly) functional adult who really shouldn’t be on Tumblr. I actually just went through a major Tumblr drought because I kept telling myself, Mari, come on. Ain’t nobody got time for Tumblr. You have papers to grade. You have an office to vacuum. Today you had 10 Ritz crackers with some peanut butter for lunch and you need to acquire some dinner HELLO. Also, your closet looks like the aftermath of a hurricane that occurred during an apocalypse that wiped out 90% of mankind. NO TUMBLR FOR YOU. NONE.

And so, I didn’t Tumblr. I didn’t Tumblr for many, many moons. This was during those last three months or so of 2015 when I was overworking myself for fun & profit. I didn’t return to Tumblr until my 2 weeks of Winter Break, when I logged on and reblogged a few things here and there, then slowly started going back to my usual posting-a-lot-all-at-once-and-then-vanishing-for-24-hours routine. And you know what? It was actually good. I began to realize that Tumblr time has this bizarre calming effect on me. As a notorious workaholic who apparently has to work in order NOT to work, scrolling through my feed before bedtime counts as one of the few ways I can come close to shutting my brain off. (“You’re not hyper, your brain is hyper.” – my dad) Even after going back to work, and even though I really thought I would drop Tumblr again when school was back in session, I stayed. I’ve decided that I need it for stress relief.

It’s weird, I suppose, and I’m sure it’s more than a little bit irresponsible, but now even on weekdays I try to give myself at least half an hour of mindless Tumblr time. I reblog things to my // VERY CAREFULLY CURATED // collection of trash, photography, and tags of me wailing about Lee Jong Suk. I snack on something sugary and awful. I crank up my tiny space heater and put the same song on repeat the entire time. I stop thinking about work and school and what can I do for this child and why can’t this one remember that two quarters is fifty cents and all the other things always rushing through my head without a break. It’s nice.

Also, cheaper than real therapy. That’s important cause I am quite poor.

xoxM

5 FACTS: My Love From Another Star

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TITLE: My Love From Another Star (2013)
ALSO KNOWN AS: My Love From the Star(s), You Who Came From the StarsThe Alien Show no wait that’s just what we call it I’m sorry
STARRING: Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun, Park Hae Jin, Ahn Jae Hyun

Welcome to the 5 Facts series, where we tell you the five most important (spoiler-free!) things you need to know about a drama before you watch it! I mean, haven’t you ever looked at a drama and thought, will this work for me?? (???) Will this destroy me emotionally?? (Very likely) Is this as trashy as it looks??? (We’ll be the judge of that, thx bye) Should I, in fact, commit 20+ hours of my life to watching this???? (#time is $$ 2k16 we understand completely)

It’s fine, let us help you. Sit down and have some chocolate milk cause we’re starting this series by tackling one of our absolute favorites of all time… the extremely popular, universally adored My Love From Another Star! Without further ado, here are five things you need to know before you jump in:

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2016 Goals: Mari Edition

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I admit it — I believe in New Year’s resolutions. I don’t really set them in the traditional way, though. It’s more like I give myself certain goals, and they’re not always concrete. Just things I want to accomplish over the next 365 days. One year, my only goal was to say no. It was going to be The Year of Saying No, because I was tired of always being the one who said yes to all these things and problems and etc that I really didn’t need in my life. The year after that was The Year of Not Saying Sorry. I was only going to say sorry if A) I really meant it or B) I had a true reason to apologize. This year, my resolutions look like the world’s most vague to-do list and I’m totally okay with that. There are more on my list, but I’d say these are the most important.

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Fav Things #1

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Every Sunday we’ll be reflecting on the latest additions to our long list of Favorite Things. This post is your weekly update on the best trash in this universe. You’re welcome.

This is our first Fav Things post! This was our first week having a blog in which to document the trash that is our daily existence! YoooOOOooooo /INSERT 10 MILLION CELEBRATORY LINE STICKERS HERE

Okay, anyway, we both agreed that this felt like an absurdly long week. It might have something to do with the fact that it preceded a long weekend, and also the world lost Alan Rickman which was NOT OKAY and we are pretending it nEVER HAPPENED. Let’s focus on the rest of this extremely long post instead in order to avoid confronting our feelings. Btw, this post will ALWAYS be really long. We’re not sorry.

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