I am proud of Kris. Even though he probably knew that the outcome was going to be ugly, and the fight was going to be hard. He sued SM because he knew it was the right thing to do, because he knew that he was treated unfairly and he deserved better. He wasn’t going to stand by the sideline and watch them have their way with him. And I applaud to Kris for having the courage and strength to step up and say ‘No, I’ve had enough’
"Courageously facing every tomorrow to all my dearest, I am still here." - Kris (Weibo update today)
omfg people, I don’t know if it was delete? but KRIS DID NOT UPDATE HIS WEIBO.. go check his weibo like his last post was about mother’s day.. the same one as instagram
STOP SCROLLING AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CUTE-ASS PHOTO OF AKDONG MUSICIAN WHEN THEY WERE tiny
In love with them :3
How is this kid only 3? I call shenanigans.
Video of his dancing performance (watch the whole thing)
SHOT THROUGH THE HEART
AND YOU’RE TO BLAME
this picture is life
Not many people think highly of the sequel to The Lion King but this scene broke my heart the first time I saw it. Nuka was the oldest of his family, and as the oldest he was meant to look out for his siblings; obviously something he didn’t like doing at all because his little brother was the ‘chosen one’. He laments out loud why isn’t he the chosen one? He’s the oldest, he feels he’s the smartest, and his mother puts all of her (albeit twisted) love into his younger brother, bypassing him entirely. He would do absolutely anything to make his mother proud of him, to get one singular word of praise. That’s all he wanted, her to smile at him, to maybe even say she loved him because I doubt she ever said that to him.
He died trying to make her proud, he gave everything he had and I think too late she realized what she lost which only went to fuel her madness for revenge against Simba even more. Her first born, crushed to death by falling logs before her eyes and his last words to her is an apology. Not a goodbye, but an apology for not being good enough for her.
WOW WHAT A WAY TO GIVE ME FEELS
Tell me these movies are just dumb comedies. Tell me Po is just a stupid Panda. Tell me. I will fight you.
Kung Fu Panda is about a character with legitimate low self esteem issues who is mocked and ridiculed by the people he looks up to. No matter how hard he trains, he doesn’t believe in himself until he discoverers that there is no “secret ingredient” that will make him great, because HE is what makes himself great.
Po: There is no secret ingredient. It’s just you.
Oh my everlasting Primus, THIS.
This scene right here hit me like a punch to the gut. I thought I was gonna start crying in the theater, because that was ME up there. Someone, whoever wrote those lines, understood what it felt like. To go through life fat and clumsy, a walking punchline. To not know what pretty or strong or popular or good at something even feels like, and what other conclusion can you come to but that you are worthless?
Until… Shifu gets his head out of his ass, turns his thinking around, and starts training Po in ways that are useful to Po. Until Po finally gets the chance to apply the passion he’s always had and the kung-fu-nerdery he’s been amassing since he was little. Until Po becomes a master in his own time, in his own way, and saves the world without having to lose a single ounce to do it.
That was the second punch to the gut for me. Po doesn’t slim down and become buff. He still gets out of breath climbing stairs. He’s a giant awkward nerdapalooza and he’s pretty much always hungry. He’s still the same fat kid he always was, and the change, the miracle, is that that’s okay. He doesn’t have to not be a fat kid in order to be worthy.
I don’t know why Kung Fu Panda doesn’t get more love than it does. It should be our banner, y’all.
Kung Fu Panda was one of the first movies I EVER saw where the main character was fat and clumsy and awkward, basically a giant dork, but those things weren’t changed or gotten rid of during his hero quest. No one took him seriously because of them—not even himself—but it turns out that all the things about himself he was always embarrassed about did more to make him a hero and an essentially good person than training with the most skilled practitioners of martial arts in the country ever did. Normally, the fat or awkward or dorky protagonists turn out completely different by the end, at least in appearances if not personality.
When KFP came out I was still very insecure about my weight and my personality. I’ve been chubby, awkward and nerdy since my childhood, and I’d tried everything to fit in with other people—from karate classes and straightening my hair to desperately vying for popularity. But from the start of this movie, I LOVED Po, and I identified more with him than I have with any other character. And watching this scene, and all the other scenes afterwards, watching Po and everyone around him realize that he was strong and brave and good exactly the way he was, I realized the same about myself. That’s an important lesson for EVERYONE, regardless of age.
This. Just all of this.
There is no secret ingredient.
Possible derailing, but can I also mention how Kung Fu Panda 2 is probably one of the best stories I’ve ever seen with an adoptive family?
Usually with adoptive family stories it’s all about the kid wanting to know where they came from and going off to find their “real parents.” While some people do do that, that’s not everyone. Plus, that version of the story never really touches on the anxiety of parents, terrified that their family is going to fall apart because their child might choose to leave when they find out the truth.
The whole subplot with Po’s dad being scared that Po will want to go live with other pandas and leave him behind is just so so so good because, while I can’t speak for anyone else, I will always remember how scared my parents were when they told me. I have never seen another kid’s movie address that so well, and these movies are just perfect okay??