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Bastille - Torn Apart (Bastille VS. Grades)

In all honesty, I find this video even more meaningful than the previous ones they had already released for the Bad Blood album.

I mean, yes, it does goes against what decent is in society’s standards.
I don’t want to dub this as an artist thing because I’m not a fan of labels, but come on guys…
I think it’s pretty neat. You can actually interpret it quite literally.

Love is love, and so they say.
Who ever came up with this video, be it the Bastille members, producers, directors, I don’t know who else — all I can think of is that they chose the explicit way of conveying a message, because which else is the better way to make people listen to something you have to say than getting their full attention?

It can be taken in different forms:
1. It’s plain weird and has disgustingly gotten way out of hand
2. People have many faces that you will only get to see once you choose to stay with them, and which you probably will never see if you left them
3. Love is diverse
4. Love is diverse as fuCK, I mean seriously diverse
5. Everyone can love. Three-dicked aliens and vagina-stomached aliens can love, both romantically and sexually
6. gET over it
7. People are weird, love is weird, you get to see things that sometimes you wish you could unsee when you venture in the world of love
8. Everybody argues and throws different things no matter which couple you are
9. Your partner will scare and confuse the soul out of your body at some point, I guarantee it
10. People change in the course of the relationship, and time itself
11. Sometimes people (or aliens, or whatever creature that can love) are face with things they want, and then sometimes things that they do not even remotely dislike
12. Et cetera
13. Love is love, and sometimes it leads to music and videos like Torn Apart

And then there’s the lyrics:

I could only be myself, with you around

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so we all are their judges.

The thing is, BASTILLE is a band that makes music first and foremost, and that’s where I want to put my attention initially. It kind of hurts that some people are dissing them for going astray from their rock alternative genre, for having a gross music video, for blaming a sole band member for the video, and so on, and so on… Guys. We are all entitled to our own opinions. This is mine, for example. And in my opinion, it’s kind of sad that some people choose to lash out in the blaming and the dissing towards the band that you once claimed to love.

This is an experimental mixtape, and I interpret it as an eye-opener in someways.
A lot of music videos barely make sense and are outrageously weird.
It would be nice if we just sticked to loving them for what they do, and if you don’t find it endearing, maybe just wait for their next official album tracks or something.

blackwall and #chastemance.

while there is an “implied” scene about halfway through, there was only aggressive kisses and a fade to black, and we aren’t shown the aftermath. in another scene, near the end of the romance, you’re given the option between the sex scene and a different scene that doesn’t break you up.

so yay! blackwall’s a chastemance, just like I was hoping. honestly, his romance has probably spoiled me for all others!

okay so i loved this episode and there were a lot of great things but pretty much the only thing i can think about is ARIADNE 

  • ARIADNE IN REALLY AWESOME DRESSES
  • ARIADNE AS A NURSE
  • ARIADNE COMMANDING HER ARMY
  • ARIADNE NOT FLEEING EVEN WHEN PEOPLE EXPLICITLY TELL HER TO BECAUSE SHE REFUSES TO LEAVE THE CITY THAT’S HERS TO PROTECT
  • ARIADNE NOT EXECUTING THE DESERTERS BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT WANT TO BECOME LIKE THE TYRANT THEY’RE FIGHTING
  • ARIADNE EARNING THE RESPECT OF HER WARRIORS FOR THIS
  • ARIADNE FEELING TORN BECAUSE SHE HAS TO PUT HER PEOPLE’S NEEDS BEFORE HER OWN BUT STILL DOING THIS WITHOUT ANY HESITATION
  • ARIADNE AS QUEEN
  • ARIADNE
  • !!!

becky-balances asked:

Once you get this you have to say five things you like about yourself, publicly, then send this to ten of your favorite followers (non-negotiable) (positivity is cool)

Hey remember when becky-balances sent this to me eons ago and I just…didn’t answer? For some reason being tagged in these sorts of posts gives me low-grade anxiety because I fret about determining The Most Correct Answers and feel like I never do and so then I…just ignore. But I always love reading these posts by other people so I’m putting my Type A-ness aside for a moment to answer this and also glom my fifteen things that make me happy (tagged by the inimitable alliegets) onto the end. And I know I’m supposed to do the whole tag dance as well, but I’m so far behind this curve I feel it’d be a nuisance more than anything. But if you want to do it, do it!

Five Things I Like About Myself (in no particular order):

1) My mind. When I have the wherewithal to buckle down, I produce meaningful, insightful, and worthwhile work. I don’t necessarily know that I want to spend the rest of my life producing scholarship, but I know I’ll bring my acumen to any endeavor I undertake, and that makes me happy.

2) My loyalty. I am a ride or die bitch through and through. I generally put my loved ones’ concerns before mine. I am altruistic to a fault. Unless you betray me. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, in that case.

3) My tenacity. When I decide to do something, I do it, no matter how seemingly ridiculous or impossible. Degrees in piano performance when your technical training has a lot of holes? Done. Teaching music theory at the college level when you’ve had no formal training in it (at least the first time)? Done. Training for a marathon? Done, and with gusto. 

4) My humor. It’s based largely on bad puns, outdated pop culture references, and bemused facial expressions. It is wholly mine. It is entirely nerdy. And I relish it.

5) My self-acceptance. As I grow older, I give fewer and fewer fucks about doing or not doing things because of how they will be received by other people. I don’t care if acting like my true self causes people not to like me. I stand up for myself more. I don’t censor myself. I color my hair purple and pierce my nose. I wear bold lipstick and don’t worry about pulling it off. And I wish so very much I could have had this level of confidence earlier in my life. But, as they say, better late than never.

And now,

Fifteen Things that Make Me Happy

1. Sleepy Saturday mornings
2. Being in front of a class of college students
3. Making and accomplishing fitness goals
4. Coffee. In all forms
5. Our kittehs
6. Talking to my sister throughout the day on facebook messenger
7. Hosting parties (once in a blue moon)
8. Cuddling under a blanket and bingeing on Netflix
9. Compliments on my cooking or baking
10. Collaborating on fulfilling musical endeavors
11. Coaching Girls on the Run
12. Watching Disney movies with Michael
13. Unexpected snail mail
14. The Serial podcast
15. Catching up with all you tumblr lovelies

anonymous asked:

hello, future design student from last night again. just wondering what type of computer you think is best for design work? :)

hey!!!!  get a mac. i have a macbook pro but im gonna buy something newer soon i mite get imac. or perhaps just newer macbook cos portability is like convenient! good luck

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M!A: Shrunken to 5 inches tall.

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The now 5 inch tall CEO of the company paced around on his desk. He had shrunk down to this size, having no idea what in the world was going on but he sure was angry. A frown on his face as he waited for the one he had called to his office. Legitimate or not, he was going to fire something and yes, because of this stupid reason.