beat the drums

captainbatbrain  asked:

I think ive read every single thing on this blog i love it so much!! Lol i was hoping i could get some senerios of the phantom thieves + mishima with a gamer s/o and trying to get there attention? Thank you!

I can’t believe you enjoy my blog so much, thank you! <3 This is such a cute and fun request, so I hope you don’t if I make it a little silly lol. Enjoy!


Akira:

The tapping of game controller buttons wafted throughout Leblanc’s rustic attic like the beat of a drum, with S/O as the fervent instrumentalist, their brows furrowed with a determination and concentration that was to be aspired to, particularly when performing mundane tasks, those of which Akira was currently preoccupied with. He had been fumbling with lockpicks for hours now, and one can only reiterate the same assignment until ennui begins to creep its way into the consciousness, plaguing it like a thick fog. He geared his attention toward the single person whose very presence prevented his sanity from thoroughly dilapidating.

S/O was inhabiting a universe of their own, ignorant and blissfully unaware of their current surroundings. 

“You seem to be having fun.” Akira rested his cheek upon his pal, with his elbow perched on his work-desk. As expected, he received no response, only the incessant sound of tapping buttons permeating his eardrums. His glistening onyx eyes softened at the sight of S/O tensed with such vigor. How adorable they appeared to him… truly, an exemplary target for the myriad of devious antics brewing in his mind. His lips curled in a smirk, the compulsion of teasing them too tempting to refuse.

“S/O…” Akira began, a solemn undertone in his baritone voice, “I need to tell you something.” Their subsequent grunt was likened to a neanderthal, and Akira firmly bit his lower lip to prevent himself from laughing. “I… think I’m pregnant.” He waited for their reaction with bated breath, but all that greeted his ears was another primal sound.

Shot down?! Akira thought, despondence slightly dampening his frivolous mood. Th-this is nothing… I welcome the challenge!

With a resolve that blazed like a wildfire in a parched wood, Akira sauntered to the couch that S/O was seated at and plopped down beside them, snaking his arms around their waist as he nestled his keen chin on their shoulder, his balmy breath fragrant with Arabica. His gaze was plastered on the luminescent TV screen, observing S/O’s gaming ability as he whispered commentary in a low, sensual cadence meant to imply suggestiveness. 

“You like this, don’t you?” Akira couldn’t possibly have anticipated S/O tensing even further; alas, that is precisely what occurred, much to his satisfaction, and although they neglected to reply verbally, their body language had spoken volumes. He proceeded with his mischievous jesting after a pause, “You’re doing so good, babe…" 

S/O was exceedingly conscious of his presence now, their sudden death streak and scathing scarlet cheeks serving as irrefutable evidence. Akira’s lips brushed their ear, his balmy sigh tickling it as his arms subtly constricted their waist, tugging them closer. “Your hands are almost as good as mi-”

In a foray of embarrassment, S/O promptly mashed their lips onto his conniving pair, thereby silencing his coquettish banter and causing his ebony orbs to widen with astonishment. When S/O reared back to survey his expression, an impressive ruby was painted over his once-pallid face, his mouth failing to provide a sufficient retort as it hung open.

This in turn provoked S/O’s cheeks to ignite like candle-flame as they exasperatedly exclaimed, “W-why are you embarrassed?! I guess you can dish it but you can’t it… anyway, what did you need?”

Akira feebly adjusted his glasses in an attempt to recover. “You’re pregnant.”

“H-huh?!”

“I-I mean, I’m pregnant…!”

“That’s no possible! …Wh-who’s the parent?” The couple continued riffing off of one another, both exceptionally dedicated to their roles as they snuggled among their warmth, the video game long forgotten.


Ryuji:

“Babe! Wouldja please tell me where my sweater is? I know you were wearin’ it the other day!”

Ryuji had scrutinized every nook and cranny of the bedroom in a flimsy endeavor to reunite with his favorite sweater; however, its existence had regrettably vanished, along with the blonde’s thinning patience as he redundantly called for S/O to no avail.

“Guess I’m not the only thief in this house,” Ryuji muttered, stuffing his hands in the pockets of his sweatpants, his leg bouncing with suppressed frustration. The only solution to this predicament was to confront S/O directly, so he trudged off to commence his search for the notorious sweater burglar. 

By no means was this the first instance of S/O pilfering his wardrobe - and to be fair, he often reciprocated the gesture, as he adored the familiar, pleasant fragrance that stained their clothes; he could only conjecture they felt the same as he - however, Ryuji had to draw the line, as the harsh bite of winter succeeded in permeating the air of the couple’s residence, and he certainly wasn’t about to tolerate it without the comfort of his favorite sweater. 

Ryuji finally found them in the living room, intently engaged in a video game via TV, adorned with… the very sweater he had so thoroughly searched for. “You little…! I knew it.” Ryuji murmured, a trace of vexation in his voice. 

Indeed, S/O seemed to be so devoted to their game that they had neglected to hear Ryuji boisterously speak next to their ear. “Hey, thief. Gimme my sweater back.” He tapped their ear as though it were a microphone. “Helloooo?”

“Quit it, I’m fighting an important boss and I’m so close to killing it,” they responded urgently, not even sparing a glance in his direction.

“Oh, I getcha…” With pure spitefulness driving his forthcoming action, he obstructed the view of the TV with his form, arms crossed as if he were a vitriolic parent. “You ready to pay attention now?”

The prominent flush that now dusted S/O’s cheeks was not the reaction he anticipated, and he stared at them with a questioning expression until they stuttered his name, their sight flitting to various areas of his body. The blonde glanced down and promptly noticed he overlooked the rationality of equipping himself with a shirt; as a result, the protruding muscles of his biceps and abdomen were fully exposed, with a keen V-shape peeking over his sweatpants.

“Oh shit, so that’s why it was so damn freezin’.” He glimpsed at S/O before pointedly reiterating, “I still want my sweater back, though. Give it.”

S/O swallowed the flustered lump in their throat as they broke out into a cold sweat, despite the crisp air around them. “W-wow, you’re so bold today, Ryuji.”

“…What are you thinkin’ in that messed up head of yours?” he sighed, stuffing his hands into his warm pockets once more prior to approaching S/O, bending at the waist to meet their gaze, the duo’s faces mere inches apart. “Are ya gonna give me my sweater, or am I gonna have to take it from ya?”

S/O began fanning their rosy face, their mind now set on teasing him as revenge for his interruption. “O-oh my, you have such a way with words…”

“Ugh, that’s it, I’m just gonna take it.” Ryuji knew better than to take their bait, as he had fallen victim to their shenanigans far too many instances throughout the years, and he had long since grown out of the bashfulness that took precedence at the start of his relationship with S/O. His hands dashed to the back of the sweater, feebly attempting to tug it up as S/O circled their arms around his bare waist, jerking him onto the couch as they cried, “Be gentle!”

“It ain’t like that, dammit…!” Ryuji quickly accepted his fate once S/O had wrapped their legs around his hips and began showering his face with playful kisses, giggling with child-like levity as they did so. 

His body was completely still, compressed against theirs as they embraced him and spoke softly in his ear. “I can see why this is your favorite sweater, it’s warm and cozy, like you… sorry for taking it. You can have it back.”

The embarrassment that Ryuji thought he had rid himself of returned posthaste, heating the majority of his body as he begrudgingly lied, “Th-that ain’t gonna work on me… but I guess you can wear it, I-I’m not really cold anymore.”

“Yeah, you’ve always been pretty hot,” S/O agreed with an inflection of mischief.

“Why am I in love with such a freakin’ weirdo…? Must be cursed or somethin’.”

Despite his words, he uplifted himself to delicately press a kiss onto their forehead before snatching the nearby blanket and covering the two of them with it. The couple shortly dozed off while they whispered sweet nothings, and S/O happening upon the sudden realization that the sought-after sweater was actually theirs.


Yusuke:

Yusuke was able to greatly empathize with S/O’s one-track mind as they indulged in their favorite pastime, as he does the same when he’s occupied with painting or sketching. As it so happened, he was actually engaged with painting for hours on end until he had just now concluded it, thus the fault rests partially on him pertaining to S/O’s blatant disregard for his presence as they wholly absorbed themself in their portable game console as a means of distracting themself as the artist worked; their lack of acknowledgment was even more understandable when he had considered the fact that he shooed them away rather dismissively while he was busy.

“S/O, I apologize for keeping you waiting for so long. Shall I begin the movie?”
S/O ignored him almost entirely, save for the subtle pout that danced on their lips as they sunk further into their bean bag; although the couple had been monogamous for almost two years, that endearing pout never failed to stutter his swelling heart. As much as he’d love to admire them and ponder their splendor, he was well aware that he must rectify his earlier insensitivity. Therefore, he silently glided to S/O…

…and plopped right onto their lap.

“H-hey, what are you doing?!”

“Ah, it seems I’ve gotten your attention. To be honest, when Akira had instructed me to do this should I ever anger you, I was rather skeptical at first-”

“Y-Yusuke… your butt is digging into my thigh.” S/O uncomfortably wriggled underneath Yusuke, and he almost toppled off the bean bag chair had S/O not caught him at the last second, discarding their game system in order to do so. “Sorry!”

“Here, I’ll adjust my position a bit for your convenience.”

S/O shook their head in refusal. “It’s okay, I’ll spread my legs a little so you can sit too.”

Yusuke kissed their cheek with a fondness that could rival his adoration for art as snaked his lithe arms around their waist. “Your generosity knows no bounds, kitten.”

“It’s nothing… w-wait, I’m supposed to be ignoring you…!”

Yusuke chuckled triumphantly, his cadence registering in S/O’s ears like a euphoric melody as he explained, “Yes, it seems Akira was correct after all. Although next time I’ll be sure to wear a few more pairs of underwear for your comfort.”

S/O suppressed the loving smile that dared to threaten their lips and mustered their best neutral inflection as they offered, “I think you’ll need a few pillows.”
The artist’s eyes widened at such a far-fetched idea, which was clearly intended to be taken sarcastically. And yet: “H-how innovative…! Yes, I shall strap all the pillows I can find to my rear if I must do this again. Well done, my dear.”

S/O couldn’t take it anymore; how could they possibly maintain a disdainful countenance when their beloved was vastly more precious than all the iridescent gems in the world? They abruptly lurched at him, ensnaring his shoulders with their arms as the duo plummeted on the carpeted floor, with S/O on top of Yusuke, pasting a gentle kiss on the tip of his nose. His arms were still wrapped around their waist, and his cheeks were kissed with a rosy-pink hue.

“S-S/O…?”

“…I forgive you.”

“No, that will not do, not without a proper apology. I’m sorry for my earlier impudence, and I will strive to be more attentive when you require it.”

“Yeah, me too. Let’s work on it it together, okay?” S/O’s subsequent smile was as brilliantly radiant as the morning sun, and the mirthful wink that followed their final word further twisted the arrow burrowed deep into his love-struck heart. His body moved of its own volition as he placed his palms on both of their cheeks for the purpose of descending their lips to his. After they parted, the couple flushed and averted their gazes as though they had just exchanged their first kiss, although neither of them were in any rush to alter their positions. The only commodity that motivated the two to stir was Sweeney Todd, which was the aforementioned movie Yusuke had borrowed from Haru. 

As such, they spent the duration of the night snuggled on the couch together with a bowl of freshly made popcorn warming their legs, the accompaniment of various musical numbers echoing throughout the living room.


Mishima:

Mishima was so incredibly centralized on his own video games - intermittently diverting his attention toward screenwriting his Phantom Thief of Hearts documentary - naturally, he had no indication that S/O was additionally participating in the activity until he finally emerged from his office, his joints popping like firecrackers from the effort. 

“Jeez, I’m not that old yet,” he murmured dejectedly, his mood already being soured due to the myriad defeats he had suffered while cooperating in a multiplayer online game.

Sometimes being a healer… is worse, he figured, his mind as gloomy as the dark circles shadowed under his bloodshot eyes. Mishima had really rather hoped S/O would be available, as he sought nothing more than the solace of their arms to nullify his ample rage and disappointment; alas, they were comfortably seated on a cushion in front of the TV, fully engrossed in their console game. He wordlessly sulked behind them and plummeted to the carpeted floor, lacing his arms around their waist as he pouted.

“I got my ass handed to me big time. Snipers show absolutely no mercy,” he mumbled to himself, since S/O certainly wasn’t listening. “Hey,” he complained, then promptly sighed. “Fine, ignore me… it doesn’t bother me one bit.”

Not even a minute passed when Mishima commenced rocking side-to-side like a metronome, chanting S/O’s name in a feeble attempt to draw their attention. “S/O, please love me. S/O, I’m an eighteen year old looking for a good time and I like long walks on the beach. S/O. Hey, S/O.” Mishima fragmented his sentences by plastering kisses on their neck, which certainly captured their attention as evidenced by their flustered countenance.

“Yuuki… you’re being ridiculous.”

“Sorry, I just need some comfort right now. Losing twenty-seven matches in a row really emasculates a guy.”

S/O shrugged as they pivoted their head away from him to conceal the playful smirk on their face. “Go take a long walk on the beach and have a good time.”

If it weren’t for his low spirits, Mishima would have laughed with the utmost amusement. “S/O… do you want me to die? Is this my punishment for taking the last yogurt cup you had?”

The entertainment in S/O’s eyes vanished entirely and was replaced by a cold, desolate void as they slowly turned toward their boyfriend. “…That was you?”

The sheer terror Mishima felt in his core nearly provoked the remainder of his spirits to astral project into another plane of existence. “C-crap…! Um, I-I’ll make it up to you, babe, promise.”

S/O narrowed their eyes at him before their emotionless facade shattered, reverting to their former levity as they proclaimed, “It’s okay, I was saving it for you anyway. I’ll get extra next time, in your favorite flavors.”

“…You’re an angel,” he commented softly, his eyes wet with bliss as he nuzzled S/O’s shoulder.

“Yuuki… are you crying?”

“That’s what happens when you look at the sun.”

“…Does that make you my moon?”

Mishima chuckled affectionately, fondly kissing their shoulder as he stated, “Yeah, I guess it does.”

My lungs are filled with air, and my heart beats like a drum but I do not feel alive. Life is working around hard around in my body, but not in my soul.
—  Lukas W. // Dead inside
Astrology Behind Our Beloved Leader (Happy Namjoon Day)

In honor of Namjoon Day, let’s look into his natal chart and see what exactly makes him the genius leader we all know and love ♡

Sun Trine Uranus

  • this aspect makes for an inventor, a rebel, a visionary 
  • people with this aspect don’t have to try hard to be seen 
  • they naturally stand out from the crowd
  • they embrace everything unique and eccentric, it’s truly their element 
  • these are independent spirits who walk to the beat of their own drum; they’re quite content with being outsiders
  • they have ideas that are beyond their time 
  • many are humanitarians
  • not afraid to go against the status quo to stand up for what they believe in 
  • they believe in the equality of all and embrace all walks of life
  • literally some the least judgmental folks you could encounter 
  • so open minded 
  • if u have a secret that u think is too strange, tell joon. he takes everything in stride and will never judge you 
  • they have an air of curiosity and enthusiasm about life that takes them on many adventures 
  • so optimistic and hopeful, bless his heart 

Sun Trine Neptune

  • i think his sensitive, philosophical side comes from this aspect 
  • these people have a deep connection with everything neptune represents: creativity, spirituality, nature
  • this is a very good aspect for artists and musicians, specifically writers 
  • poetry is a second language to them 
  • they write in ways that leave others in awe
  • this is apparent in so many ways in namjoon; from the songs he produces, to his fancafe posts, to his mini speeches during concerts
  • a subject matter many are drawn to is suffering, either one experienced by themselves or the human race collectively 
  • in fact, suffering and tragedy are two things these sensitive souls are quite familiar with
  • another aspect that points to humanitarianism
  • extremely compassionate people who are in tune with the hardships that others face 
  • it also notes a strong connection and appreciation for nature and animals
  • which can be seen in his many photographs that center around nature, he appreciates the little things in life 
  • for these people, a simple walk in the park is enough to recharge them 

Moon Sextile Mercury  

  • when the planet of inner needs and the planet of learning and communication form a harmonious aspect, it creates an individual who has a thirst for knowledge 
  • and a charming speaker 
  • these are people with good common sense
  • they solve emotional problems in logical ways, but at the same time avoid being insensitive
  • their nonjudgmental nature and great listening skills makes them very good mentors, role models, and leaders 
  • he’s definitely someone you can look to for advice 
  • the moon also represents the home, the mother and childhood 
  • this aspect indicates a childhood where education was important in the household, and a mother who encouraged his intellectual pursuits 
  • many posses talents for writing (again, another aspect that contributes to his amazing producing abilities), and speaking 
  • they’re able to weave imagination into their speech and written word flawlessly 
  • many are drawn to books and literature and have an impressive library
  • they are truly perpetual students: learning is a life long process

(first three text gifs belong to yoongles.tumblr.com)

Top 10 Tricks to Making Shitty, Hack Pop Songs that Fucking Everyone Will Love

10. Have a talented producer create a decent instrumental– and completely ignore the tone of the instrumental during the lyric writing process.


9. Hire way too many songwriters to write lyrics that an eighth grade honors student could write!


8. March to the beat of EVERYONE’S drum– The words in your music should feel specific, but in reality, will be very broadly applicable. Be sure to omit any lines that have too much of your identity in them!


7. Hire a personal trainer, and a stylist! Less people will care about you if you’re some kind of fuckin sack o’ shit uggo!!


6. (OPTIONAL) If you’re performing, or at a red carpet event: dress like a fucking alien.


5. Start a public feud with other hack artists– this encourages people to root for you, and gets people talking (this benefits you and your fellow hack artists)!


4. You LOVE the gays– publicly (it’s okay if you privately don’t, but you really want their support– they’re a vocal community)!


3. Drink the blood of a virgin– it will imbue you with an overwhelming aura of innocence that will make the easily influenced feel protective of you and your shitty, shitty music.


2. Occasionally shatter this innocent image with provocative lyrics, or just good old fashioned nudity! This will make people feel like either (A.) you’re blossoming into an independent adult, or (B.) they want to have the sex.


1. Have FUN! You’re a sociopath! Enjoy taking advantage of millions and millions of people who are less fortunate than you :)


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DISCLAIMER: This is satirical; I pretty obviously don’t ACTUALLY endorse any of the things mentioned above. I wrote this because I was frustrated with the current titans in the music industry, and the current state of the music industry itself. This was my method of voicing said frustration.


I also understand that my points probably weren’t groundbreaking in anyway, but what are you gonna do?

Venus Signs and How They Attract People

*Note: placements are interpreted without a house influence and as if they were unaspected, other placements in a chart can affect how Venus manifests in one’s chart. Feminine pronouns are used for Venus because I view her as a feminine planet, all gender identities have a functional Venus. 

 Venus in Aries: By doing her own thing. Venus in Aries is notoriously hard to catch because of her tendency to incite feelings of attraction in others when she’s being completely oblivious to their existence. Often a strong presence that draws in others wherever she goes, Venus in Aries tends to make other people follow her in whatever direction she’s heading, even if she doesn’t know what direction that is herself. Because of her individuality and strong self-esteem that is rooted only in her own opinion of herself, only the most persistent, strong willed, or accommodating of suitors can catch her. She is, however, as present in a relationship as she is hard to catch since once set on a path for love, is completely on that one path.

Venus in Taurus: By being classy. Venus in Taurus often gets a reputation for being materialistic because she appreciates the things that money can buy. This, however, is also where her charming sense of style and strong personal values come from. Venus in Taurus doesn’t want to hear cheap talk or see displays of machismo, she holds out for the suitor whose actions show her love and on whom she can rely. Love is great, but Venus in Taurus tends to fall in love with security. Venus in Taurus also tends to be the most comfortable of all the Venus signs in her own body which often leads others to want to touch her because of her naturally well-built form.

Venus in Gemini: By being the whole package. Venus in Gemini, as per her reputation, can be a bit all over the place and a jack of all trades, but this gives her a wide variety of skills to utilize and topics to discuss. She tends to attract people by being inquisitive and genuinely interested in what others say. As a result, she can talk to anyone about anything, at least until they bore her. She’s never boring, but she also can get bored quite easily and only suitors that can either roll with how fast-paced she is or give her a lot of freedom can keep her around. Tending to be one of the more popular Venus signs, Venus in Gemini has no shortage of interests or people interested in talking to her.

Venus in Cancer: By caring about family values. Venus in Cancer tends to be, more so than other placements, a product of her environment. It’s not that she can’t think for herself, it’s just that she doesn’t see the point in trying to do something a new way if an old way works. Because of this, she tends to attract people with her old-fashioned charm and by genuinely caring about the well-being and emotional state of those around her. Because of her inclination towards valuing her own family, Venus in Cancer can be a bit standoffish to strangers but there’s nobody more fiercely devoted to those she cares about. Potential suitors may be scared off by the ferocity at which she defends her pack, but that won’t stop those who truly value her love.

Venus in Leo: By being fabulous. Venus in Leo can be a bit of a diva at times, but that’s just because she has a strong sense of self-worth and is very creative. This worth can sometimes dip when she receives criticism, but that only drives her to seek out only those who can truly appreciate her in her natural attractiveness. Because of her grand self-image, she’s also notably generous with what she has and despite how much of a diva she may seem really wants others to like her. However, she’s not the type to take any crap from anyone which makes her appear like quite the prize to be won. Only suitors who are willing to treat her like the royalty she knows is are worthy of being in her royal family where she can continue being her creative self.

Venus in Virgo: By always being prepared and organized. Venus in Virgo is predictably well groomed and while she typically isn’t the vain type, she takes a lot of care to take care of her body and as a result is often in glowing shape. She tends to attract people with her constant preparedness and timeliness which tells others that she values their time and effort. While this placement is notably picky, it’s a way of winnowing out suitors who won’t value how much effort she puts into everything and may take her service-oriented nature for granted.

Venus in Libra: By wanting to understand other people. Venus in Libra tends to have a very inviting appearance that corresponds to her inviting personality. It’s easy to talk to a Venus in Libra because she is very other-oriented and values what other people need, often to her own detriment. Because Venus in Libra can also be somewhat averse to heavy emotions, she often finds herself in a situation where she has to smile and listen despite how the conversation is making her uncomfortable because she cares that the other person gets heard even when they aren’t listening to her at all. As a result, Venus in Libra tends to fall for the lighthearted and fun types, those who can help her find the beauty and balance in the world and naturally give as much as they take.

Venus in Scorpio: By being mysterious. Venus in Scorpio gets a reputation for being mean, but it’s because she really values the transformation cycle. People are naturally intimidated by the depth at which she can go into the emotional realm but that slight uneasiness and curiosity is what draws them in. While she may seem unfriendly, it’s mostly because she loves very, very deeply and only wants to share that with someone who she feels deserves that amount of devotion. Incredibly loyal and the type of person who will never give up on someone, her emotional resolution will only be admitted to suitors who can handle both all of the pain and love she can bring. Most cannot handle the self-reflection they are required to do in her presence because it can be painful, but the breaking down of old systems is what allows for pure, steel-strong love to develop between her and her chosen love.

Venus in Sagittarius: By making jokes. Venus in Sagittarius is one of the liveliest Venus placements and she is able to lighten up just about any situation with her effervescent humor. She often has a passion for a world where good triumphs over evil and through her own sense of right and wrong she often galvanizes others to see the world through her worldly lens. Venus in Sagittarius has a knack for attracting people who come from cultures very different from her own and is interested in what insights other perspectives can offer her. As a result, only those who are deep enough to ponder life’s mysteries but also light-hearted enough to laugh at how small we as people are in the context of such a big world can truly win her heart. Winning, however, may not last forever since she is known for having shorter, more intensely passionate relationships in which two individuals come together and change each other’s lives forever, but don’t necessarily stay together.

Venus in Capricorn: By being a boss. Now, Venus in Capricorn doesn’t necessarily have to have already achieved her ambitions to start attracting others, it’s her natural sense of drive and desire to be on top of the world that attracts others to her. She’s not afraid to do what it takes to get her way and others are likely to either respect her for her tenacity or scoff at her because they’re unwilling to put in the same amount of effort she does. She also has a tendency of using how others respect her to her advantage which may leave more dreamy and romantic partners in a daze, but because she’ll test devotion like no other, when she’s committed you can be sure it’s one iron lock of a commitment. She values what others are willing to do for her and in turn she makes them feel valuable for what they have control over (their actions) rather than things that are out of their control (what they’re born with).

Venus in Aquarius: By being quirky. Now, Venus in Aquarius can range from being a total oddball to being incredibly popular, but both  manifestations do so by having an opinion that’s a little different from everyone else’s. It’s kind of hard not to like her because she moves to the beat of her own drum and isn’t afraid to go against the mainstream. Her unwillingness to conform, however, makes her very difficult to get close to because conventional means of approach are often ignored. She may seem a bit standoffish and is generally more interested in ideas than feelings but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about people. She just prefers to do so in a more broad way and leave individual emotional care to those who are more adept at it. Only suitors who are ok being close on an intellectual level can ever really be with her.

Venus in Pisces: By being sweet. Venus in Pisces can be a bit naïve, happily oblivious to “reality” and may have very transient emotions, but it’s hard for people to dislike how genuine she is. While it may seem like her constantly crying about how the sky is falling or (while also crying) talking about how beautiful life is over the top, she genuinely feels every emotion she observes. Sometimes, Venus in Pisces may even seem too delicate for this harsh earth, but she inspires others with such emotion that the feel the need to rescue her whenever she’s in trouble. She also may get a reputation for being a liar or playing with people’s emotions, but while she may change how she feels very quickly, she feels it genuinely in that moment which can confuse lovers who see her both madly in love with them and also despairing over their bad side all in a matter of hours and sometimes even minutes. Despite her volatility, moments of true love is rare, and the degree to which she can devote herself is unparalleled, for better or for worse, and suitors can’t help but try for a chance at a taste of it.

-Ralph

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Grantaire is such a drummer

He’s in a local band that does open mic nights and house show gigs around town. But even when he’s not physically in front of a drum set, he literally taps beats on everything and air drums when he can’t. 

It’s what his fidget patterns boil down to every single time as well.

A portion of my Seattle setup, 2011.  In this photo you can see a Yamaha CS-5, Access Virus TI Polar, Native Instruments Maschine MK1 and some of my old Washburn analog effects pedals.  There is a Kurzweil MIDIBOARD underneath the CS-5 and a Roland Jupiter-6 out of shot.   This setup is what I used for my “Secret Gun” and “Flash of Light” remixes.

New Alternative Bands You Have to Listen to:

The Amazons 🌿 (new favorite album that isn’t weird electronic shit)
Spring King 👑 (whole album is throwback punk I love it)
Paris Youth Foundation 🗼 (new but amazing)
Blossoms 🌸 (literally every song is a bop)
Catfish and the Bottlemen 🐠 (dance/laugh/cry/get horny = listening to this british band)
Sundara Karma 🌞 (stick your head out the car window and sing at the top of your lungs music)
The Hunna 🌑 (good pop-punk stuff)
The Drums 🥁 (funky/ good guitar riffs/ clap along music)
High Tyde 🌊 (danceable, light indie)
Sjowgren ⭐️ (one of my favorite bands and they only have 5 songs out…)
Coast Modern 🌈 (more electronic indie, lots of bops)
The Shelters 🛤 (EARLY 2000s ALTERNATIVE IS NOT DEAD!!!)
Declan McKenna ☘️ (meaningful, heartfelt lyrics that restores your faith in teenage boys and music)
The Lemon Twigs 🍋 (mix of new indie and 60’s music…it’s interesting but so good)
Made Violent 🔪 (also restores my faith in alternative and punk)
RIVVRS ⚓️ (catchy songs, even greater music videos)
Mainland 🏝 (JUST LISTEN TO “OUTCAST”. JUST DO IT)
Waterparks 🎡 (if you want new and improved 2017 emo music this is for you)  
The Delta Riggs ⚫️ (the BEST funky alternative)
The Dose 💊 (90’s vibe… it’s good stuff)
Microwave 🎛 (no microwave emoji stop judging me but SUCH an underrated band)
The Orwells 📖 (best thing about this band are the cool unique drum beats in every song)
Moose Blood 🔥 (upbeat, fun alternative)
Circa Waves 🌊 (summer vibes with first album, second album is more rock)
Tobias Jesso Jr 🌓 (more acoustic indie, extreme Beatles vibe)
Diamond Rugs 💎 (fast paced, upbeat alternative that’s going to be stuck in your head all day)
Hippo Campus 🌼 (traditional indie, easy going)