the one thing i love most about the 1975 concerts is how incredibly in their elements everyone is. you’ve got the crowd, screaming back every lyric they’ve spent years memorizing and dancing like it’s their last night on earth. you’ve got george, who knows every inch of his drumset like the back of his hand and puts his whole being into every performance. and adam who puts in his little playful riffs during every song and gets so incredibly into each guitar solo. and ross who gets so focused on hitting every beat onstage. and waughy adding his beautiful saxophone and making your heart ache when you hear it live. and matty feeding off the crowd’s energy and just being so unabashedly modest but so unashamedly himself at the same time. and all the crew members flowing together to form a kind of synchronized dance. its absolutely breathtaking watching them preform and turning around and seeing everyone in the crowd smiling right along with you. it’s art is what it is.
Does it ever hit to you that if a single line wasn’t said by anyone the story would have gone in a completely different direction?
“Just get naked” is a funny one and yeah, very silly. Reading it without any context makes no sense but that’s what makes KLK what it is. of course a odd line would be vital for its story development. The point is, in this scene Ryuuko was about to give up because she just couldn’t take it fighting with Senketsu anymore. The embarrassment being seen with its synchronized form was just too much and the idea of “getting naked” would never cross her mind…. if it wasn’t for Mako.
This line and the very own Mako is what made Kill la Kill what it is. I honestly have no idea what would have happened if this didn’t happen but it certainly made Ryuuko snap out of it and say “I finally get it now. I have to get naked”.
And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddam personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid July. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opinions. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself.
Important notes: Bitty is born in 1993 in this AU, so he is only 3 years younger than Kent and Andy, who are both born in 1990. (So is Jack. That’s not relevant right now though.)
Kent and Andy (x), the idea that started it all (x)
Bitty bounced on his toes. He had arrived to the pool a
bit early, nervous energy sizzling under his skin. When he’d mentioned off-hand
to his coach that he thought he might like to try synchro diving, he hadn’t
thought that anyone would actually be looking for a partner. He knew most of
the synchro divers and 10m divers, and he knew there was no one close to or
even talking about retirement.
There is a living force in the universe that is completely in love with you and its love on every level, and it will come to you in whatever the way you most connect with love. So it can be your baby, it can be your mommy, it can be your lover, it can be your friend. It can be all those things and has been all those things actually, but it’s behind all those things and in all those things. So just like all lovers it pines for you and it misses you and it is so happy if it even gets the vaguest sense that you’re turning in its direction. And the more you turn in its direction the more synchronicities will happen in your life in the most incredible and beautiful ways and that’s the very beginning of the romance.
Duncan Trussell - The Tao of Comedy with Kelly MacLean