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Here is the back cover + tracklist for Look Up, available everywhere March 10th. If you preorder the album on iTunes tomorrow, you get instant downloads of “1970” + “Never Quit”, as well as an iTunes exclusive: The Audiobook Version of Did I Ever Wake Up.

Mod also plans to release four more songs as we get closer to release day, preordering will give you instant access to them as soon as they become available.

When Mirabeau entered the chamber, other deputies drew away in disgust, but he nevertheless commanded their attention whenever he spoke. As for Robespierre, however, it was reported that on one occasion he was so flustered that he was forced to leave the rostrum in tears. Mirabeau gave more than 100 speeches from 1789 to 1790. Robespierre managed to give fewer than 30.
—  Robespierre by S.L Carson (1988)
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Chris Colfer discussing how his extensive forensics experience helped him create Struck By Lightning:

Struck By Lightning has been brewing in my head since I was at least sixteen, and a lot of the story is based on or similar to experiences that I went through in high school. In this movie I get to play a character who I really wish I was in high school, and I get to say things to people that I really wish I was brave enough to say in high school. It’s been with me for awhile, and originally, I turned it into an event for speech and debate, and competed with it for speech and debate. I either did very well or I did not do well at all, I can’t remember. I’ve always known that I’ve wanted to adapt it into a screenplay eventually, and I did during seasons one and two of Glee, and now we’re here.” [x]

"I am the only one from my district to win three consecutive Valley Championships, in OPP [Original Prose and Poetry], HI [Humorous Interpretation], and DI [Dramatic Interpretation]… I guess I liked OPP best, because it let me create my own story. You could immerse yourself in the character." [x]