Marry someone funny because there might come a day where your dick don't stand up anymore at old age & y'all need to entertain y'allselves !
a short unpolished elsewhere fic

Students who sought out contact with the Fae at Elsewhere University where normally rejected by other students, I was no exception to this rule. The faeries at Elsewhere where the trickster type who liked to steal people, make wagers, and steal people. My first year at elsewhere had been hard for a different reason- people didn’t accept who I was. I very much looked like a typical boy and talked like a typical boy so they all thought I was a boy, this lasted about a week. When I thought people where starting to like me I became more comfortable expressing the fact that I wasn’t a boy, not always at least. You see they had trouble understanding that my gender was so fluid that one day I could be a boy, the next a girl, and one some days both or neither. At least thats what I thought. The real reason why everyone was uncomfortable when I would express this fluidity is because students like me where more likely to be taken by the faeries here, or make deals with them and no one wanted to be friends with someone who would be stolen away, possibly to not return until. During midterms in my second semester people started opening up to me and I made a few friends, this however was an especially hard time for me and I began to want to seek out a faerie that would help me. I began taking my mood ring on walks around the school glancing through it to see the truth and when I would find a faerie I would simply put the ring on and talk to them. I must have talked to a dozen faeries posing as students before I got the answer I was looking for, that if I were able to win a contest with the faerie they would give me the ability to control my voice and then at least I would sound the way I wanted whenever I wanted. This “parlor trick” as the faerie called it wasn’t very costly. I had to wager my second favorite dress (one that I had bought for less than twenty dollars) so I thought the risk would be well worth the reward, the ability to change my voice. This contest was a game of quarters, I became very good at quarters in high school when I would drink my dysphoria away at parties with all the “cool” kids. This was the first of three contests I won with the Fae in two years. The second contest won back a student who had been taken, and the third wager won me a potion that would grant happiness and inspiration for a day (I used this potion to finish my first novel and the short story that secured my A in my creative writing course.) Each wager became more dangerous than the last. For the student me and two others had to put up something with extreme emotional attachment- the teddy bear my grandmother gave me, Hannah’s bracelet their dad gave them before going off to a war they would never return from and Johnny’s blanket (he wouldn’t explain why it was so important to him but the faerie we were dealing with seemed surprised at how much it meant to him.) The potion, well I nearly lost that wager and my voice along with it. But this is nothing compared to the last wager I made at Elsewhere University.

I was on a mission to find the most powerful faerie who would be willing to gamble with me, I knew that was the only way. Even my closest friends told me that they wouldn’t support this endeavor as the risk would be too high. “They’ll take you forever” they warned. I didn’t care anymore, I was tired of the body I was living in and I was going to find a faerie powerful enough to grant me the power to change it. I had seen one student win a wager with a faerie that changed their body once, her name was Ellie and she graduated much happier than I ever imagined she would be, but still not as happy as she deserved to be as her fear of what her parents would think gnawed at her from time to time. But what Ellie had done wasn’t what I wanted, I wanted to be able to change my body, to be the way I felt like I should be on any given day, and that was no parlor trick. That feat was no small task of magic and no complex potion could grant my request. This was strong magic, magic that the faeries only ever used on themselves, I wasn’t even sure it was possible for any Fae to grant my request.

One day though in class room 231- the classroom that time moves the slowest in- I met a faerie who gave off an imposing energy, I knew instantly that if anyone could grant my request it would be them.

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soulmate! jun

Originally posted by wenjunhui

  • in this soulmate! au, whatever you write appears on their skin and vice versa
  • and you and your soulmate have just never had a conversation for some reason, it might be because they’re just really busy, but it’s okay, because at least you don’t have dicks all over you
  • but after your teen years of waiting for your soulmate to write something on their skin, you’re an adult and have become a professional photographer
  • and being a photographer is so fun!!
  • you get to take photos of people, nature, everything, and it’s just so subtly artistic and creative
  • but one day, your boss asks you to take photos of some models at another studio far from your own, because for whatever reason they needed a different studio than yours
  • rollover to the day were you have to photograph these models, the previous day you had run out of some necessary item like milk, so you quickly rush to write it down on your palm, so you don’t forget later on, when you’re trying to get home from the studio
  • as you set up your equipment you were told the models getting ready, and as soon as they walked in hOT DIDDLEY DAMN
  • usually you wouldn’t be this intimidated by your models beauty, but these three were just so attractive
  • and of course you meet them, and they’re names are wonwoo, mingyu and jun, and they’re under pledis entertainment, aged 20 - 21
  • some young fine men
  • but aNYWAYS
  • they take a few solo shots, starting with mingyu, and they weren’t rude like some other models you worked with, but they were laid-back and friendly, so it was quick to finish the solo shots,
  • but while you were doing you’re job, you realised at one point your reminder written on your hand had rubbed off again, so you rewrite it just incase you forget
  • and they’ve changed outfits and gotten their hair and make up fixed
  • not that they need it
  • and you’re directing positions perfecting lighting all that jazz until the one of the make up artists is like, ‘hey jun, you gotta rub off the milk,’
  • and his like, ‘oh my soulmate must’ve rewritten it, i can just cover it,’
  • so the makeup artist covers it with some foundation, and you’re standing there dumb-founded because holy cOw jun could be your soulmate
  • so they again cover it with make-up because that’s easier than erasing with water or wipes and you continue to have your photoshoot 
  • after the photographing is done for the day, and the models have left, you buy your milk and head home
  • testing out your theory that jun is your soulmate, you test it out by writing ‘jun?’ on you arm, to you get the reply, ‘yes?’
  • after an hour of talking to each other, he says, or writes, ‘you still haven’t introduced yourself,’
  • knowing you’ll see him the next day, you write, ‘you’ll find out,’
  • because of this you end up with scribbles all over you the next day
  • so you’re back photographing mingyu, wonwoo and jun, and you’re photographing wonwoo, when he starts to mumble something to you, you ask him to speak louder and hear him say, “you have ‘i love jun’ written on you forehead,”
  • turning to jun, giggling he says, ‘i knew it!!’ and everyone else in the studio is either really confused or too busy to notice what’s going on
  • bUT after the photographing is done, jun asks you out to dinner somewhere
  • he takes you somewhere lowkey, like those 50s looking diners and you eat there and wOW you’re soulmate is so lame,  but so cute
  • you two joke around in the diner until it closes and even then when you’ve left each other, you play pictionary on your arms until dawn to see jun left you a little message to encourage you through the day

hello everyone, it’s been a while since i’ve written here, i’ve been a bit busy with school and my personal blog, so i wrote another soulmate! au since i’ve been writing a lot on my personal recently and i thought i might as well write one here for all you guys, so hope you enjoy

-admin jola🌱🍑

My 1st Top 11 P101 Boys List

Edit: I will be making a new list soon because none of the trainees here are in the same spot or has left my top 11

1. Lee Daehwi - Brand New Music Entertainment - Age: 17

2. Justin Huang - Yuehua Entertainment - Age: 16

3. Lee Gwanghyun - Starship Entertainment - Age: 20

4. Joo Haknyeon - Cre.Ker Entertainment - Age: 19 

5. Choi Jaewoo - RBW Entertainment - Age: 21

6. Lee Gunmin - RBW Entertainment - Age: 22

7. Lai Kuanlin - Cube Entertainment - Age: 17

8. Samuel Kim - Brave Entertainment - Age: 16

9. Kim Sangkyun - Hunus Entertainment - Age: 23

10. Choi Minki - Pledis Entertainment - Age: 23

11. Bae Jinyoung - C9 Entertainment - Age: 18

Edit: my 2nd top 11 list

Name: Princess (or Entertainer) Ariara

Age: (1 year younger than Boris)

Sexuality: Bisexual

Species: Cat

Listens to whatever her father tells her to do. Forced to marry Boris but doesn’t really want to because she is in love with her slave. Is a serious, lovable person, sees Boris as a friend and loves her slave (secret relationship) (slave is a girl). Her mom passed away when she was 10. Is half sinner. So, you can have her be a princess and have a forced/arranged marriage with Boris and have drama or just be a “entertainer”. If she’s an “entertainer” then she is in love with one of Boris’s slaves. DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH HER ANYTHING!

Artist: Anonymous? XD
Gendry x Reader...

Imagine meeting and falling in love with the Lord of Storm’s End, Gendry Baratheon.

I’m sorry for the length, I’m sick and really unable to think very creatively at the moment :(

Word Count: 1,153

He was a Baratheon, that’s what he had been told. He was a Baratheon, the last Baratheon, and so he was given the title of Lord and given the castle of Storm’s End. He didn’t know how to be a Lord, though, and spent a few years in King’s Landing watching King Aegon the Sixth of House Targaryen rule over the broken realm that he had conquered with his army after the War of the Five Kings and the second War of the Dawn had ended. He learned how to rule fairly and with justice and honor on his side.

He was the son of King Robert Baratheon, the very same man who had brought down the Targaryen Dynasty and stomped out the Rebellion of Balon Greyjoy. He was the son of a usurper, but in King Aegon he found a true friend. With his black hair and blue eyes that he learned had been handed down from House Dondarrion, the last of the Storm King’s, Gendry…born a bastard and reborn as a Lord…had outlived his Father, both his Uncles, his two step brothers Joffrey and Tommen, his one step sister Myrcella, and close to two dozen half, bastard siblings. He was all that was left. But, like House Dondarrion, Aegon Targaryen had given him a chance to start a new.

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My 3rd Top 11 List (after position evaluations)

Here’s my new top 11 and I must say this one feels a lot better. I’m more settled down but you know… concept performances may ruin me but oh well this is my feelings now.

1. Park Woojin - Brand New Music - Age:19/18 - “그냥 즐겨보자!”

Originally posted by broduce101boyz

2. Woo Jinyoung - HF Music Company - Age:21/20 - “가장 빛날 자신 있으니까 예쁘게 봐주세요”

Originally posted by apple-pudding

3. Lee Daewhi - Brand New Music - Age:17/16 - “이왕 나온 거 데뷔하고 가자!”

Originally posted by hitoritabi

4. Bae Jinyoung - C9 Entertainment - Age:18/17 - “될 때까지 포기하지 않고 열심히 임하겠습니다”

Originally posted by kangdumb

5. Ahn Hyungseob - Yuehua Entertainment - Age:19/18 - “이 순간의 느낌 함께 하는 거야~ 다시 만난 우리의~”

Originally posted by ong-seungwoo

6. Kim Donghan - OUI Entertainment - Age:20/19 - “열심히”

Originally posted by 99529

7. Kim Donghyun - Brand New Music - Age:20/19 - “무조건 데뷔합니다”

Originally posted by broduce101boyz

8. Yoon Heeseok - Jellyfish Entertainment - Age:21/20 - “실력이 많이 부족하지만 최고가 되기 위해 열심히 노력하겠습니다”

Originally posted by prince-hakyeon

9. Justin Huang - Yuehua Entertianment - Age:16/15 - “열심히 노력해서 좋은 모습 보여드리겠습니다”

Originally posted by kpopgot7

10. Jung Jung - Yuehua Entertainment - Age:22/23 - “열심히 노력하겠습니다”

Originally posted by icydays

11. Yoo Seonho - Cube Entertainment - Age:16/15 - “포기하는 순간 끝이다”

Originally posted by swoojin

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm an incredibly awkward INTJ female who never really used to be good in social situations (probs cause I spend wayyy to much time in my own head) but I've kind of learnt how people expect me to act - figuring it would be more advantageous to me surviving high school - kind of like some weird facade (not to sound mellow dramatic) I was just wondering if this was abnormal for the INTJ personality type?

Definitely normal. INTJs–especially females–are often very mature and smart at a young age, leading to misunderstandings and mismatches when interacting with peers. INTJs as children are typically very precocious, so it makes sense for them to not easily fit in among others their age who are still entertained by purposeless games without complexity.

I struggled ENORMOUSLY when I was younger to understand and connect with my peers, and as I’ve aged, I’ve had to learn how to interact with people in ways that made sense to them and not just to me. I feel like I’ve come a long way and can confidently say I’m no longer socially awkward–most of the time–but that has taken YEARS of being reflective and proactive about adjusting how I communicate and act in social situations.

PS: I am also in high school; hello, fellow sufferer!

TL;DR: Hell no, it is VERY normal.

Daughter Of Smoke and Bone Sentence Meme {1/2}
  • “You don’t know everything.”
  • “Hope has power. Don’t waste it on foolish things.”
  • “I’ve always imagined that one day the path of your life would unroll at your feet and carry you away from us.”
  • “But he is pretty. God, I hope he’s not an asshole. Do you think there’s any chance he’s both non-orifice and single?”
  • “Take up a weapon and you become an instrument with as pure a purpose as the weapon itself: to find arteries and open them, limbs and sever them; to take what is alive and deliver it unto death.”
  • “How could life be so unrelentingly ugly?”
  • “I swear I hate more people every day. Everyone annoys me. If I’m like this now, what am I going to be like when I’m old?”
  • “I don’t know many rules to live by, but here’s one. It’s simple. Don’t put anything unnecessary into yourself. No poisons or chemicals, no fumes or smoke or alcohol, no sharp objects, no inessential needles—drug or tattoo—and… no inessential penises either.”
  • “Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world.”
  • “Oh, hell. Must. Mate. Immediately.”
  • “Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic.”
  • “Beauty. Humans are fools for it. As helpless as moths who hurl themselves at fire.”
  • “Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.”
  • “I am one of billions. I am stardust gathered fleetingly into form. I will be ungathered. The stardust will go on to be other things someday and I will be free.”
  • “To stay true in the face of evil is a feat of strength.”
  • “It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such.”
  • “As long as you’re alive, there’s always a chance things will get better.”
  • “Are you saying you don’t love me? Because I love you. I think. Oh. No. Never mind. That’s fear.”
  • “You are filthy with your victory. Enjoy it, for you will never know another.”
  • "Your heart is not wrong. Your heart is your strength.”
  • “It is grotesque to imagine that killing and mutilation and terror could ever deliver to us a life worth living. They will bring what they always have:more killing, more mutilation, more terror.”
  • “I just want you to pee in a balloon so I can drop it on him.”
  • “There is an intimacy in pain.”
  • “Anyone who would wear all white like that clearly had issues.”
  • “You are not his. You are not mine. You are your own.”
  • “It was brave. It was rare. It was love, and it was beautiful.“
  • "Just out of curiosity, you know, purely conversation and all, at what age will you be entertaining offers of marriage?”
  • “Dead souls dream only of death.”
  • “Life is your master, or death is.”
  • “A dream dirty and bruised is better than no dream at all.”
  • “Why do you have to notice everything?”
  • “Is my life really worth so little to you?”
  • “Try to remember, always try to remember, you’re not the only one with troubles.”
  • “You can’t know what you will do.”
  • “Killed anything fun lately?”
  • “Well, that’s brave, I mean, to say that to the girl with the gun against your eyeball.”
  • “You piss off a hunter, you’re gonna live like prey.”
  • “You really think joy is easier to come by than pain?”
  • “Are you sorry for falling in love?”
  • “I have some feelings. Just not stupid ones, like remorse. Or love.”
  • “Do you want to know something? It’s a relief to finally understand what happened to you.”
  • “Lesson:Do not bring presents back from strange places.”
  • “I think I would always find you, no matter how you were hidden.”
  • “I almost never like people, even in tiny doses. But I never get tired of being with you.”
  • “You need to care for yourself. Or let others care for you.”
  • “No pain for you. Only pleasure.”
  • “What am I for but killing?”
  • “Do you think I like knowing that you’re locked in here alone, suffering?”
  • “I was in love with you. And to see you with… him, like that. You drove me a little mad.”
  • “I’ll lie down and die with you, do you hear me?”
  • “You make beautiful bruises.”
  • “Do you know what I have lost because of you?”
  • “I think that you are our most valuable asset. And I think that you need to let me protect you.”
  • “Tell me, I want to know the looks on their faces. I want to hear how they screamed.”
  • “Come sleep. The devils will still be there in the morning.”
  • “It’s good to have someone around to save your life.”
  • “You shame yourself taking pride in today’s work.”
  • “Yes, because nothing instills fear quite like bragging how many times your sister has saved your life.”
  • “It’s a blessing to die at the hand of someone beautiful.”
  • “You’re safe because you would gut him with your bare hands if he ever tried to touch you.”
  • “I think I have a right to know what my pain is paying for.”
  • “Do you talk to the monsters before you kill them?”
  • “There are no marks for mercy.”
  • “Mercy breeds mercy as slaughter breeds slaughter. We can’t expect the world to be better than we make it.”
  • “You know, in a story, it’s the details like that that make it seem real.”
  • “Hold him. I’m feeling inspired.”
  • “In war, some luxuries must be put aside.”
  • “We’ve come to the godforsaken navel of nowhere and you don’t even want us here.”
  • “Try not to look delicious, okay?”
  • “Oh, and don’t trip over the body on the floor.”
  • “That is never going to happen. You understand that, right? Never.”
  • “I think you neutralized our capacity for surprise.”
  • “I have been punished enough. I have come home at last.”
  • “You who know what it is to be broken, you will pity me.”
  • “I’m only not freaked out by that because you haven’t been out of my sight since we got here.”
  • “Well, we should at least have a code word then, to determine whether the other one is an impostor. In case, you know, a monster steals my body in the five minutes I’m peeing.”
  • “Our impostor code word should be impostor?”
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A Monkey Called Steeb

A Kiss Me Better Alternate Scenario

Bucky was a little surprised when he saw you had more than a few age appropriate things to entertain you in your room, but didn’t comment on it. You had wanted to make a pillow fort, so you and Bucky ran to everyone’s rooms to borrow all the pillows and cushions you could find. You ended up needing the couches if you wanted it big and sturdy enough for Bucky, so he rearranged them and got to building.

Inside, he colored with you, blew bubbles with you, and even relaxed enough to fall asleep with you. In the morning, you’d woken before he did, for once, and didn’t know what to do.

“Beaky?” you whispered, waiting for a reaction.

He didn’t even twitch. You scooted closer, hovering just over his head, and lifted one of his eyelids. Stifling a giggle at his pretty, unfocused eyeball, you decided to leave him be and find your own breakfast. Only when you stepped out of the fort did you realize you probably shouldn’t have done it, but now that you were away, you could laugh about it, albeit quietly.

You ran to the kitchen and opened the fridge, looking for something to eat. You pulled out the milk and set it on the floor, and went next to grab a bowl. The counter was too high, so you pulled out the drawers to use as a ladder and climbed on, reaching a bowl and a banana and setting those down. Next, you ran to the cereal cabinet, head drooping when you saw they were on a higher shelf beyond your reach. You climbed down your ‘ladder’, taking your bowl and banana with you to place next to the milk, and pulled a large stew pot from another cabinet to lugged it up the counter.

You placed the pot upside down and climbed it, standing on your toes and just barely reaching the box. As you were sliding it out, you lost your balance and released it to grab onto the shelf, tipping the box and dumping cereal on your head, the counter, and all over the floor.


Jumping off the pot and climbing down to the floor, you quickly began to pick up the spilled cereal and took it to the trash.

“Y/N? What happened here?” Bucky’s unamused, groggy voice sounded.


“Uh-oh is right? How did you even…” he looked around, and found the ‘ladder’ and your ‘stool’ and turned a disappointed gaze on you. “I thought you weren’t gonna do stuff that could hurt you. No scaring Buckburger, remember?”

“Uh,” you floundered, liking his disappointment even less than his anger. “It wasn’t me!” you quickly defended. “It was…” you looked around for something, anything to give you an out. “the monkey!”

“A monkey came into the kitchen and made this mess?”

“Yes.” You, a fully grown avenger, were a toddler. He was man from the 40s. Certainly a monkey would be easy to swallow.

“Really. And does this monkey happened to be named Y/N?!” he lunged at you and began tickling you, filling the room with the sound of your laughter.

“AH! Bucky no!” you shrieked and squealed, making his own laughter overtake yours. “It, ahaha! It Steeb! Steeb!”

Bucky stopped, letting you taper off into titters. “The monkey’s name was Steve?”

“Yeah, see?” you pointed at the other items on the floor. “He try steal my banana!”

He roared with laughter, and you loved the sound of it. His heart swelled looking at your sweet, smiling face, and he knew there was no way you were going to get in trouble for anything you could throw his way anymore. It scared him, but it was hard to hold on to the fear when you were smiling.

“Lemme clean this up and we’ll go out for breakfast, alright? Go get dressed, we gotta get more cereal after since that damned monkey spilled it all.”

ADHD and Mental Health Stuff

The fun part about being ADHD is that when you try to sit down and write about being ADHD and mental health stuff, you get distracted and keep putting it off.  Regardless, I’ve wanted to talk about mental health issues and ADHD for a while, so HERE’S A NICE RAMBLY, PROBABLY INCOHERENTLY ORGANIZED, AND LONG WORDED PIECE FOR YA TO READ NOW.

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Steam Powered Giraffe Review

Originally posted by girlwiththegreenhat

Steampunk music is not a well-known genre and has a very unique sound. Steam Powered Giraffe is one of the most popular singing groups in the Steampunk world, and is a family favorite for all. With their fake story beginning in the 1800’s, these “Singing Automatons” travel the world spreading their song. The Spine(David Bennett) is the practical one of the group, and he has a titanium alloy spine, that’s his backstory. Rabbit(Isabella Bennett) was the first one built and was made when “men dressed up as Mr. Peanut” she says, and tends to malfunction many times during their live performances. Both members are twins and started the band back in 2008. The newest member is Zero(Bryan Barbarin), who pretends to be Hatchworth(an old member played by Sam Luke) and used to have his own show in the 90’s called, Zero’s house.

Pretending to be antique automatons isn’t the only unique aspect from these musicians, their folk songs and automatonic electronic harmonics separate them from the rest. All of their songs have a deep meaning to them, showing how they think or how to get through tough times. Their #1 hit song “Honeybee” is an old love song written by Isabella Bennett and is about her old relationship and how she is handling the break up in the end. “Malfunction” is about how it’s alright to be different and you should just “Malfunction away”, but the serious songs aren’t the only fan favorites. The song “Ice cream Parade” happens after they broke The Spine in their Album ‘Album One’ and they go through short adventures after he wakes up. For example, The Jon ends up riding a quesadilla and sings about how they forgot his sour cream.

The goofy robots also have amazing stage presence, which the fans adore. Ever since college, the two twins have taken mime and theater classes in order to expand their skills for new songs and live shows. With their ticking noises and screeching gear sounds being made with only their mouths, it’s easy to fall in love and wonder how they do it. Some new members are unable to make these noises, so the twins have twice the work when it comes to live performances. Transitioning to these new members isn’t easy either, it even affects the fan base. The first to leave was Jonathan Sprague(The Jon), who left to go into actual theater. The fans took a beating and many left the fan base. Some other fans left because of a drastic change in Isabella’s character. When the robot and person went from male to female, a huge amount of fans left saying how it isn’t right and it makes the band worse in many aspects, even their harmonics. Male or female, new or old, these members still make their songs speak to many people out there, making new fans every day.

Steam Powered Giraffe is a wonder to all and is unique in music and performance. Their new and exciting ways of expressing love and jokes draw in a captivating audience, bringing in a new age of entertainment. The Steampunk world brings in many acts and creativity to the table, but this robotic band is one of the most unique acts so far.


Father John Misty - Total Entertainment Forever

Bedding Taylor Swift
Every night inside the Oculus Rift
After mister and the missus finish dinner and the dishes
Now the future’s definition is so much higher than it was last year
It’s like the images have all become real
And someone’s living my life for me out in the mirror

Can you believe
Just how far we’ve come
In the New Age
Freedom to have what you want

In the New Age
We’ll be entertained
Rich or poor
The channels are all the same

You’re a star now, baby
So dry your tears
You’re just like them
Wake on up from the nightmare

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

No gods to rule us
No drugs to soothe us
No myths to prove stuff
No love to confuse us

Not bad for a race of demented monkeys
From a cave to a city to a permanent party

When the historians find us we’ll be in our homes
Plugged into our hubs
Skin and bones
A frozen smile on every face
As the stories replay
This must have been a wonderful place


Why Don’t You Act Your Age? 

Music, fashion, entertainment is cyclical. We’re forever borrowing pieces of the past and mashing them with what we’ve got in the present. And the themes of our generation that weave themselves into our lyrics aren’t radical, they’ve been sown before. But our timelines have been condensed by the influx of information on the Internet, patterns emerge sooner.

When I was 10 years old, Blink-182 was my favorite band and Enema Of The State was my soundtrack. In the 90s and early 2000s, Blink represented subversive fun and meta-commentary. Grunge of the early 90s had equated teen angst with a seriousness and misery, but Blink 182 was more accessible, more about pop-punk fun and making fun of themselves. They stood apart even from other bands in their genre, who preferred  the ultra bro-y, intense vibes. And to me now, Blink-182s harsh singing, loud guitar melodies and anthemic choruses are the epitome of pop-punk.

What’s My Age Again especially was a favorite for my tween self, every part from that instantly recognizable opening guitar riff to the absurdity of men running the streets naked.

The whole song is about the kind of bliss ignorance provides. Our man-child narrator doesn’t get Caller ID or why his girlfriend didn’t feel like making out to a soundtrack of live access television. He’s kind of a dick, but he makes a compelling point:

With many years ahead to fall in line
Why would you wish that on me?
I never wanna act my age

We attribute responsibility to age and each year seems to be hallmarked with new rules to dictate how you “should” be behaving (especially for a 10-year old girl). Blink-182 was telling me, for the first time, that none of that mattered. And for my young mind, it was nothing short of awesome. These grown adult men acting with no deference? Making no sense? In my life, adults didn’t make fools of themselves.

Last year, independent hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen released his second studio album, People Keep Talking. With it came the song Act My Age.  I loved it immediately and found it resonated with me as a 25 year-old the same way Blink 182’s What’s My Age Again resonated with me as a 10 year-old.

Sure, Blink’s lyrics are more self-deprecating, Hoodie’s got a little more confidence but nobody is being directed by the DMV orange cones of destiny.  They’re going their own way. Similarly to Blink-182’s emblematic role in a generation of pop-punk, Hoodie’s song represents this era’s music, the meld of genres: the rap-singing build up to a pop-leaning chorus. 

Before turning his attention to music full time, Hoodie Allen graduated from college and briefly worked at Google. He embodied the millennial definition of modern day, on-track success. But Hoodie left that world and this song is a celebration of that. He reminds me that of how I wish I had left that path too. I’m tired of the trite definitions of what I am meant to do and how I am meant to do them. I am tired of the path I belabored that has led me nowhere.

Gettin’ a job is like a pregnant woman givin’ birth/You’re tryna push me in the wrong direction and it fuckin’ hurts

Both songs are about almost arrogantly, purposefully going off book. Both songs are talking about shirking conformity, about seeing (and—especially for Hoodie—celebrating) your own differences.

People trying to make me change, you’d think there was a quota
Like there ain’t enough unemployed motherfuckers with diplomas

I know that in the last 15 years a lot about me has changed but apparently not my desire to do things differently. At 10, I needed to know that it was a possibility and at 25, I needed to see it be an actuality. You reach your mid-20s and suddenly, your friends are all in significant relationships, receiving promotions at their career-driven jobs—some are even having kids or starting retirement plans.

And you? You have a blog, a regularly updated Twitter feed and maybe a pet cat.

But Hoodie reminds us, like Blink did (and arguably, still does), to not give a fuck. To not feel stunted or “behind the curve” just because our lives are messy, disorganized or different. Besides, I don't think I'm ever gonna act my age.

Sophia Lucia Solo Master List

I wanted to make a master list of all of Sophia’s solos! Watch her grow up as you watch these solos. More solo master lists to come! Inbox me your requests!

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” (Age 4)

“Good Ship Lollipop” (Age 4)

“Baby Face” (Age 5)

“Like To Fuss” (Age 5)

“Great Balls of Fire” (Age 5)

“All That Jazz” (Age 6)

“ABCs Of Love” (Age 6)

“Imagine” (Age 6)

“Little Me” (Age 7)

“Hey Daddy” (Age 7)

“Good Girl” (Age 8)

“Bird Dance” (Age 8)

“Let Me Entertain You” (Age 8)

“Total Eclipse” (Age 8)

“My Own Rhythm” (Age 8)

“Sweet Dreams” (Age 9)

“Dream” (Age 9)

“Tap Diva” (Age 9)

“Big Spender” (Age 9)

“Pulse” (Age 9)

“Requiem” (Age 9)

“Turn To Stone” (Age 9)

“My New Reality” (Age 10)

“Superstar” (Age 10)

“Control” (Age 10)

“Never Never” (Age 10)

“Dream Catcher” (Age 10)

“Vienna” (Age 10)

“Syncopated Soph” (Age 10)

“Canon” (Age 10)

“Titanium” (Age 10)

“I Will Always Love You” (Age 10)

“Treasure” (Age 10)

“Over The Love” (Age 11)

“All This To Say” (Age 11)

“Wishbone” (Age 11)

“Vogue” (Age 11)

“Ghost” (Age 11)

“Secrets” (Age 11)

“Seul Au Monde” (Age 12)

“Me And The Devil” (Age 12)

“My Faith” (Age 12)

“Arwen’s Vigil” (Age 12)

“Fluid??” (Age 12)

“Over You” (Age 12)

“Fall Over” (Age 12)

“I Will Not Forget You” (Age 13)

“Come Undone” (Age 13)

“Youth” (Age 13)

“Odalisque Variation From Le Corsaire” (Age 13)

“Swanhilda Variation” (Age 13)

“Medora Variation From Le Corsaire” (Age 13)

“Variation From Swan Lake” (Age 13)