It's Gonna Be A Thing

I'm a Video Editor, Comedian, Writer and Nerd all wrapped inside a chocolate coating.

yulinkuang:

thehappyexistentialist:

yulinisworking:

I Ship It | a short film by Yulin Kuang

After a bad breakup, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex-boyfriend in a wizard rock battle of the bands with help from her best friend, Charlie.

Written & Directed by Yulin Kuang

Starring
Mary Kate Wiles as Zoe
Sean Persaud as Charlie
Joey Richter as Peter
Jenna C. Johnson as Macy
Irene Choi as Sofia

Featuring original Wizard Rock songs by Kirstyn Hippe

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but I actually enjoyed it! Story wise, it feels like a modern day Harry Potter fanfic in which Ginny breaks up with a douchey hipster version of Harry and contemplates hooking up with long time friend Neville Longbottom…which kind of sounds like something that a 12-year-old dreamed up and posted, unbeta’d, to fanfiction.net, but it works. It’s charming and quirky and very professionally done—ao3 status, rather than ff.net. 

Omfg this is probably my new favorite synopsis. CAN SOMEONE WRITE THIS FIC BECAUSE I WOULD READ IT. then we could do a musical number about plants and herbology.

andro-genes:

dustinmathisen:

wholetjackdrive:

queerart-civildisobedience:

European accents (and in general white people accents) are commonly perceived as attractive and endearing, while accents from basically any other part of the world are considered to be signs of laziness and disrespect and get routinely made fun of.

My whole family is Korean. My sister and I have grown up in the US so we can pretty much speak English. However, our parents speak very broken English. It makes me mad though because my mother has taken ESL classes at our local university and my father graduated from the University of Washington with a PhD in mechanical engineering, yet I constantly see them being made fun of by their coworkers or other people in general because “they’re too lazy to try to understand English.” My mom has spent countless nights crying whilst taking her classes because of the stress wishing she could speak half as fluently as I can. If you don’t know what it’s like trying to learn English as a second language, then you have no room to talk.

English is a terribly hard language to learn. The only reason it seems easy is because you live in areas where English is everywhere. You have spent every waking moment immersed in the language. Try learning a second language when you’re in your 30’s and see how hard that is. You have to relearn how to speak and pronounce sounds. 

And even when you get to a pretty descent English people keep reminding you that you have an accent…

andro-genes:

dustinmathisen:

wholetjackdrive:

queerart-civildisobedience:

European accents (and in general white people accents) are commonly perceived as attractive and endearing, while accents from basically any other part of the world are considered to be signs of laziness and disrespect and get routinely made fun of.

My whole family is Korean. My sister and I have grown up in the US so we can pretty much speak English. However, our parents speak very broken English. It makes me mad though because my mother has taken ESL classes at our local university and my father graduated from the University of Washington with a PhD in mechanical engineering, yet I constantly see them being made fun of by their coworkers or other people in general because “they’re too lazy to try to understand English.” My mom has spent countless nights crying whilst taking her classes because of the stress wishing she could speak half as fluently as I can. If you don’t know what it’s like trying to learn English as a second language, then you have no room to talk.

English is a terribly hard language to learn. The only reason it seems easy is because you live in areas where English is everywhere. You have spent every waking moment immersed in the language. Try learning a second language when you’re in your 30’s and see how hard that is. You have to relearn how to speak and pronounce sounds. 

And even when you get to a pretty descent English people keep reminding you that you have an accent…