So, I own a second-hand copy of the Vampire Companion by Katherine Ramsland, and there are maps in the back showing all the in-universe stuff takes place! I thought I’d throw them out there in case anyone wants a point of reference when figuring out stuff.
On this day in music history: March 22, 1980 - “Another Brick In The Wall Pt.II” by Pink Floyd hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks. Written by Roger Waters, it is the biggest hit single and lone chart topper for the British progressive rock band from Cambridge, UK. Waters writes the song as a rebuke against the rigid and often oppressive environment he encountered in school as a child. For the songs chorus, the band has engineer James Guthrie record a group of kids, mostly boys ranging in age from ten to fifteen years old from North London to sing on the track. Guthrie fills an entire 24 track tape with stereo pairs of tracks of the kids singing it in various ways. Issued as the first single from bands landmark concept album “The Wall”, it quickly becomes a breakout smash on top 40 radio, a rare occurrence for Pink Floyd, who had never relied on singles to sell large quantities of albums. Entering the Hot 100 at #77 on January 19, 1980, it climbs to the top of the chart nine weeks later. First edition pressings of the 45 come packaged in a picture sleeve with custom label artwork designed by Gerald Scarfe, though reverts to a standard Columbia label (in the US) or Harvest label (in the UK and other foreign territories) with generic company sleeves when the initial pressing sells out. The chart topping success of the single helps propel “The Wall” to sales of 23x Platinum (11.5 million double album sets), making it one of the best selling albums of all time. “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. II” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
you know what there isn’t enough of ?? surprised by how ‘emotional hurt / heartbreak manifesting as physical wounds’ isn’t more common. as a curse ?? heck yeah. plot device ?? but o course. just for angst reasons ?? lmao friend you’re getting on my level
Les Misérables (2012) but every time someone dies it cuts to a one hour documentary about the battle of Waterloo and every time Javert and Valjean meet it cuts to a one hour documentary about sewage systems and every time those candlesticks appear on screen it cuts to a one hour documentary about priesthood in the late 18th-early 19th century