So naturally I had to do this

Review | Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page by Brad Tolinski

Genre: non-fiction, music, biography
Setting: kinda doesn’t apply here
# of Pages: 293
Rating: 4.5/5

The skinny: The mastermind behind Led Zeppelin talks music.

The fat: This is an incredibly refreshing take on the whole genre of the music biography. Led Zeppelin and its extant members have always had strained relationships with the press, and it’s not hard to see why: nobody really wants to talk about the music. All they want to do is rehash the Shark Incident and speculate about who was snorting what and banging whom. Frankly I couldn’t care less about all that, so hats off to (Brad) Tolinski for making a break with that lurid tradition and sitting down to talk to one of the most significant guitarists/producers in the history of rock about how he actually made music. Led Zeppelin naturally looms large and the backbone of the book is of course provided by Page himself, but some of the most illuminating soundbites are provided by those who tend to get overlooked: John Paul Jones and Chris Dreja, for example. It’s a comprehensive, engaging, and well-balanced read, and my complaints are minor. The making of In Through the Out Door is largely bypassed, for some reason, and the last chapter–which focuses on JP’s personal interest in astrology–feels inconclusive and anticlimactic. However, it’s not enough to undermine the overall impact of the book. An essential edition to any music lover’s library.

Well, this happened!

I had most definitely not expecting this blog to be this popular when I started out on it back in December, never mind in this quick of a time (and with a long downtime between).

I’m truly humbled that so many of you consider my work worth watching.

I want to give something back to you, as you have made my time here wonderful. Although, I cannot give away physical in nature at this point in time…

I can put what skills I do have to use.

Sometime tomorrow evening, Wednesday March 29th, I will be posting up details on an art-piece giveaway to commemorate reaching this milestone; I need some time to figure out what is feasible for me to achieve. Please, stay tuned for more information.

And, truly, thank you all. You make it so very much worth the effort.

it’s real rare but more frequent nowadays, but sometimes when I’m making art I’m so in the zone and it feels very natural and I know what I want to do then my hands do it and when I finish sometimes I’m like just amazed that I did that, even if it’s not super good. it’s just like i did that???? I put in all this passion and effort and I got better???? I remember sobbing to my mom when I was younger telling her that it’s so crushing when you’re bad at the only thing you’re good at. I have always had so much of my self worth tied to my art and for a while I had this idea that you’re just born being good at it, like thats how it always felt to me because I was good at art since I knew what it was. I really didn’t have a concept of like, working on it and practicing to get better. so there was a point where I just realized I wasn’t as good as I want to be, and I didn’t know what to really do with that besides give up. but obviously I worked thru that eventually because I’m here now! doing cool shit that I enjoy! idk it’s amazing and something worth living for 

nerd-girl-642  asked:

I wanna try the guinea pig thing ... can I pick Sonny or Rafi ... something I love (about myself??) that I'm naturally high on life, I'm really chill and such a happy go lucky dork .. something I hate.. I'm doing good trying to over come it. I'm very insecure about self and I try too hard to be too strong about everything . I hope I did it correctly if you're still taking them

Sorry these are taking me so long to get to! Sick kids and busy work days…

But I had a few minutes to whip this up. Hope you like it!

Setting: You are a tech who works in TARU for the NYPD.

It had been another one of those days.

It was hard sometimes working in TARU. You were the newbie, and even though you knew you had the proper training, and even some solid experience, the guys you worked with always had you doubting yourself.

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lmao STOP @lilkit my second grade teacher was a legit hippie p old so definitely not the new age kind of hippie like the legit kind….looking back on it i am 99.79% sure she loved the ganja….just a “peace sign loving tolerance teaching crystal wearing rings on every finger flowy skirt and pashmina wearing prolly a pacifist sage burning grandma” type of lady ….she was always teaching us about native american culture (hence the gifts for the sun in that “poem”) she was a SJW wet dream but like….not annoying. always playing folk songs on her guitar for us and on the first day of school she gave everyone in the class a handmade beaded hemp bracelet. the art projects she had us do were amazing, naturally….she was so awesome she was one of the coolest teachers i ever had tbh


For some reason my hair looks black in the picture, but it’s brown. Tried to make a sim as close to me as possible! I didn’t wear my brown lipstick when I took this picture, so I decided to put it on my sim since I was creating me! And I couldn’t find big curly hair like how my hair is, so I had to go with the big afro since I do wear my hair in a huge afro as well. Yay to the fellow naturals out there lol.

afirewiel  asked:

(2) Do you think they were emotionally abused and if so by whom? And I think we can all agree that Jane Fairfax was abused by both Frank and Emma, even if she isn't a heroine of a novel.

Jane Fairfax certainly suffered under the unequal power-dynamic she had with Frank, so yes, their relationship could be considered unhealthy and abusive (though, again, the shorter-term nature and romantic element of the relationship remove it from the example I made of Fanny Price with her family, and the effect on her character development as a young woman.)

Emma’s mistreatment of Jane is inadvertent, and an offshoot of Frank’s dishonesty. For all anybody knew, Emma could have been falling in love with Frank and forming expectations of marriage, so while Emma is drawn into the cruelty Jane must feel, I don’t think we can blame Emma or term it as ‘abuse’ when the instigator is Frank.

Following Spree!

I recently his 400 followers and I had to unfollow a ton of inactive blogs, so I have decided to go on a following spree. You do not have to be following me. Simply reblog if you post any of the following:






Black and White

Will be looking for active blogs! 

Someone else on tumblr pointed out that PASSENGERS might have been a more meaningful movie if it was about just THE ONE person dealing with being alone on the ship for the rest of their life.  And if, to cope, they go through and make it a point to learn everything they can about all of the other people on the ship.

And I just keep thinking about this idea.

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senshiofmom  asked:

Top 10 sailor Moon Monster of the week

10. Screaming violin woman (093)

9. Pegasus hits the gym (143)

8. WHAT the ACTUAL HELL (151)

7. An 80s stripper who also happens to be a shoe (106)

6. Me (114)

5. The animation department had a lot of extra pink paint (174)

4. An elephant vacuum cleaner, but like in a sexy way (094)

3. My breasts are two small screaming snowmen (038)

2. Ball Family (132, 140, 146)

1. A straight-up, actual volcano (067)


I’ve seen a lot of post episode 12 fanart of Yuuri and Yurio growing their hair out so naturally I had to do a ton of hairstyle doodles.

(On another note, thank you for 2000+ followers on my fanart blog *sobs*)

Bonus: the man who started this hair growing/cutting craze:

It is human nature to always want more.
If I’d had you for a minute – I would have wanted an hour. If I’d had you for a day – I would have wanted a week… So it’s only natural that I should have you for a year and want a lifetime.
When it comes to you, enough is never enough. I am completely addicted to you in a way that defies description. Even after all this time, I still crave you, I still obsess over you. I feel your presence sometimes, even though you’re not there. You’re like a living ghost the way you haunt me.
I know it makes no logical sense to love another human being this much – but I do. With you – nothing is ever enough – I will always want more. One more moment; One more day; One more kiss… always just a little more… when really, anything less than eternity will never be enough.
Hair Magic

Originally posted by vintagetraveler

Enchant your hair ties! Use colors to help you enchant them:

*Purple - creativity 

*Yellow - joy

*White - protection 

*Black - wards off negativity 

*Green - prosperity and luck

And so on!

You can also enchant the way you do your hair! This is how I enchant my hairstyles:

*Ponytail - motivation/determination

*Bun - productivity 

*Braid(s) - calm and relax

*Dreadlocks - balance and harmony; passion (I have not had dreads, however, so the correspondence is not personal)

*Natural/down - success

You can also enchant wigs and hair dyes! 

Feel free to tweak the correspondences however you like and the next time you style your hair, add some magic~

My piece for the @mrraculouszine the sadly was never finished. 

The theme was Ladybug and Chat Noir doing community service, and I remember seeing a post about them visiting a kids hospital so naturally I just had to draw it!!!


what are tae and kookie doing, you might ask. i have no clue. anyway

hobi hears namjoon saying two Korean words and naturally he decides to react like the extra sunshine he is because judging from this face:

he had no clue what was going on up until then.



“…tell me, do not you think me very ugly?”
“That is true,” said Beauty, “for I cannot tell a lie, but I believe you are very good natured.”

“So I am,” said the monster, “but then, besides my ugliness, I have no sense; I know very well, that I am a poor, silly, stupid creature.”

“‘Tis no sign of folly to think so,” replied Beauty, “for never did fool know this, or had so humble a conceit of his own understanding.”

“Eat then, Beauty,” said the monster, “and endeavor to amuse yourself in your palace, for everything here is yours, and I should be very uneasy, if you were not happy.”

—  Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, Beauty and the Beast