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Everybody Hurts Sometime by Jeff Giles
Excerpt from Newsweek interview with Michael Stipe
Newsweek, 9/26/94, Vol. 124 Issue 13, p60, 3p.

What can you tell me about “Let Me In”?
That’s a song that I wrote to Kurt Cobain after he killed himself. [Pause.] I, um…I should be able to do this without getting emotional. [Pause.] I lost a friend in October – River Phoenix was a very, very close friend of mine. And I’ve never suffered such a profound loss. I couldn’t write for five months. We had started the record in September. I’d written two songs and then River died. And, having written “Automatic for the People,” I was not about to write another record about death and loss. So it took me five months to sit down and write again. Then, halfway through making “Monster,” Kurt died. At that point, I just threw my hands up and wrote “Let Me In.”

So when you sing “Hey, let me in” – that’s you talking to Cobain?
That was me on the phone to him, desperately trying to get him out of the frame of mind he was in….In the most big- brotherly way – God, I hate that term – in the most genuine way, I wanted him to know that he didn’t need to pay attention to all this, that he was going to make it through. If R.E.M. had sold 5 million copies of “Murmur,” none of us would be alive to tell the tale. I really believe that. I’d have died with Quaaludes in my blood and a lot of Jack Daniels.

What else did you and Cobain have in common?
One of the things I think I’ve done successfully as a media figure is avoid a lot of the cliches, like the macho posing. I’ve tried really hard to blur the lines, and a lot of that does have to do with sexuality. I like fucking around with gender. I like writing songs that aren’t gender-specific. And I really felt an alliance with both Kurt and River in that both of those guys, in their respective fields, were doing the same thing.

The cliched take on your career is that, when you started out, you were very shy.
It’s not a cliche. It’s the dead truth. I was unbearably shy. And that’s part of what drew me to River. I recognized that in him. The first time I met him, his hair was completely covering his face. And I was like, “God, that was me at 22.” There’s an incredible vulnerability at the core of what River, Kurt and I do – or did.

Just before his death, Cobain said all he wanted to do was record with you. Do you know what sort of music he had in mind?
Yeah, he talked a lot about what direction he was heading in. I mean, I know what the next Nirvana recording was going to sound like. It was going to be very quiet and acoustic, with lots of stringed instruments. It was going to be an amazing fucking record, and I’m a little bit angry at him for killing himself. He and I were going to record a trial run of the album, a demo tape. It was all set up. He had a plane ticket. He had a car picking him up. And at the last minute he called and said, “I can’t come.”

Dear people who queue story posts,

How do you restrain yourself from not spamming them, esp. if they’re at a really good, dramatic part or you’re really proud of the writing/editing?? I know I won’t be able to play much tomorrow so I should save some posts but it’s so hard ;_____;

Best regards, 

an amateur storyteller. 

i wanna write jsmn fic but i’m not sure what to write

sweetcorgi  asked:

part II. In CA we have two great Senators, but my congresswoman sucks. Should i still write to the Senators. Does it help them to hear that i want what they are going to vote for anyway? Do you think you could add this type of information to your blog, or direct me to a good resource?

First, good for you for being so active and wanting to make sure you’re being as effective as you can be.

The Women’s March actually has a downloadable postcard you can use and print to mail in to Senators and Congress people. Having the same postcard sent in by thousands and maybe millions of people can make a big difference.

https://www.womensmarch.com/100/action1/

Also, I’m not sure it’s necessary to put a return address on a postcard. You can simply say “I’m ____, from ______” and they should be able to verify your general location by the postmark on the stamp you use on the postcard.

I’m also not sure if there’s a general theme about what people are writing and calling about. Also, since each state has separate issues what you write about will differ from what someone else needs to write about. I’d write about issues you feel are most important to you or your state and/or about important votes that are coming up.

Last, even if your Senators are awesome (mine are too!) you might want to send them a postcard encouraging them, telling them that your feel they’re representing you in a way that will keep earning your vote, and that you appreciate them and all their hard work. It’s so much easier to keep fighting when you have support and encouragement.

Hope this helps! If anyone else had ideas please share!

Quick Thing!

Hey guys! After running this blog for two years, I’m finally going to start adding in more AU’s with characters that have physical/mental disabilities. For the longest time, I’ve been really adamant that y’all should be able to interpret AU’s as you see fit – example: in any AU, if you want Character A to use a wheelchair, go for it! – but I’m starting to realize that we really need more diversity on the blog.

So, in the future, if you see me or any of the other admins slip up on an diversity inclusive AU in a way that’s offensive or contains a negative stereotype, please send us a message on how to fix it. We’re going to do our best, but we’re not perfect so feel free to tell us when we mess up.

Anyway, thank you all for being supportive of the blog. I hope that 2017 brings a lot of growth for us all!

-admin chamomile

anonymous asked:

what advice would you give someone in the helping profession about seeking their own mental health treatment? i'm a social worker struggling with some depression. it feels completely overwhelming to make the call and i feel like talking about it and learning/using coping skills will just be ineffective (which also makes me feel crappy because my job is to teach coping skills). i just feel like i should be able to manage on my own but obviously i can't.

we don’t expect a physician to provide their own primary care, so there’s no reason to expect a therapist to provide their own mental health care. it’s okay to need help and a sign of strength to seek it. 

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I went to a fabric swap on Saturday and managed to get rid of a lot of stuff I had set aside for projects that have fallen off my radar. (Like winter garb for Kaskara before she faked her death…) And I picked up a lot of things I should be able to use for my Bico garb.

Apparently I have a thing for leather belt skirts… they should be good to mix and match with the tunics, skirts and pants That are on the list.

OOC: Where I’ve Been

Hey guys! I know that I’ve been AWOL for quite sometime now. A few of you managed to find me over on my personal, @figuringitoutasigoalong, but for the most part I seemed to vanish without a word, and for that I apologize.

I also have to apologize because I probably won’t be coming back until the summer.

I (finally) managed to land a full time job this year as a middle school teacher. But, being a first year teacher, things have been, well… a little overwhelming. Things had to be cut because I simply didn’t have time if I was also going to take on my responsibilities and most of the year I’ve felt like I’m just barely keeping my head above the water. I don’t think this is going to change in the next few months.

So for now, I’m officially declaring a hiatus until June. After that I should be able to come back, hopefully. I’m going to try, anyway.

But this time, I wanted to let you know.

You’re still welcome to send me things, or respond to old rps. You’re more than welcome to follow me on my personal, and see what I’m up to. And always feel free to message me! I miss you guys, and I want to come back. But sometimes other things have to come first, and that’s just the way it has to be. I’m sorry. But I will be back as soon as I can manage it,

–Ally

  • me, 50% of the time: i should really focus on my german
  • me, the other 50% of the time: i want to learn all the languages!!!1!1!1

me: wow 2016 was a shitty fucking year I hope 2017 is bette–

2017:

me: ooOOOOOOOO