Taylor was featured on ABC World News tonight! 7/7/2014

There are a few things I have witnessed becoming obsolete in the past few years, the first being autographs. I haven’t been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera. The only memento “kids these days” want is a selfie. It’s part of the new currency, which seems to be “how may followers you have on Instagram.
—  Taylor Swift talking about autographs and selfies. (x)

From BA, credit goes to Zangetsu01 for the news and Herakles for the translation.

可能有些吧友还不知道:我们每周周三看到的汉化 是日本下周一才发售的内容 也就是说 我们看到的偷跑的先行版

现在日本正在打击这件事 所以情报师比较谨慎 到现在还没情报 本周的汉化能不能向往常一样周三出也是未知 大家稍安勿躁 等一下吧

借此机会也跟大家说一下 有些能上twitter的吧友 不要周三看到汉化 就跑去98的twitter讨论新漫画 因为这时日本还没发售,日本是非常注重版权的 我们自己内部尝鲜看下先行汉化 自己偷着乐就行 不要去知会原作者 这样只会导致作者恼怒 引起日本方面重视 那么以后可能看到这种先行汉化的机会就越来越少了

The chapters you see on Wednesday are leaked from Japan.. But Japan is trying to clear stuff up (legally). So the chapters cannot be released yet. So please wait as we are taking this opportunity to tell people to not complain to the 98/twitter as it is not on sale in Japan yet.

Japan makes a big deal of this and if you guys create a fuss over it, then in the future there may be less chance of receiving early chapters.

Translation from Moo Moo (not a full translation).






In recent years, you’ve probably read the articles about major recording artists who have decided to practically give their music away, for this promotion or that exclusive deal. My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet…is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.

Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It’s my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is. I hope they don’t underestimate themselves or undervalue their art.

—  Taylor Swift talking about the value of music. (x)
These days, nothing great you hear on the radio seems to come from just one musical influence. The wild, unpredictable fun in making music today is that anything goes. Pop sounds like hip hop; country sounds like rock; rock sounds like soul; and folk sounds like country—and to me, that’s incredible progress. I want to make music that reflects all of my influences…
—  Taylor Swift [x]