it’s almost christmas break finally, which means that i am here with a follow forever that i’ve been wanting to do for the longest time now. i’ve followed so many amazing people this year and i actually have a few people to make special mentions for? even though i’ve been like absent and haven’t really spoken to anyone in a while. yikes. anyway, without further ado, my favs of 2016

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I Will Always Love You

Well, I just finished the Aizen portion of Bleach… Freaking kill Gin, my baby. Leave my babe alone to suffer… So many feels. I’m just not ok. I think I’m going to turn into a huge Bleach freak now. So many characters deserve fanart… Whenever I manage to draw, that is hahaha XD

Anyway, this couple is KILLING ME

They deserved happiness, Tite, you suck as much as Kishi (but you do romance better hehe)

(Had Lovesong by The Cure stuck in my head all day, so yeah)

And I’ve been lying in bed for 2 weeks straight now, just suffering. I haven’t been able to draw in a long time now, so I’m super happy I managed this! Used a ref, because my brain is way too tired to come up with my own couple poses. Hope I can draw more soon!



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Ooooh, thanks for the tag @closetdreamer ! Tagging, @tkxo-ashton, @bivalerie, @losrchester, @visualnovel-lover, @rydeltown, @choices-addict and @pb-boeboe  -if you guys haven’t done this already, I’d love to see your answers!                       

Relationship status: Committed Relationship

Last song I listened to: Paris by The Chainsmokers. It’s been stuck in my head for the past couple days. Can’t seem to get it out lmao.

Last book I read:  Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak. As a big Nancy Drew fan growing up; I picked up this little baby under a month ago because I was curious in learning more about the people who wrote her.

Favourite colour(s): Lime green, lavender and turquoise.

Top three shows: Right now? *blatantly ignores the three no. limit* Rivederdale, Game of Thrones, Iron Fist, The Walking Dead

Top three characters: (I assumed from the playchoices world, otherwise this list would be different lol) Zack, Professor Vasquez, and Sereena

Top three ships: Kenna/Dominic, Grace/Aleister and Sam/Ryan Summers


this song has been stuck in my head constantly for the past couple of days its so good

Rules: Answer the questions in a new post and tag blogs you would like to know better.

I got tagged by @algandarsplaguepositive

Nickname: Turtles

Star sign: Aries

Height: 5′9″

Favorite music artist: Streetlight Manifesto.(I’ve also been on a heavy In Love With A Ghost kick lately)

Song stuck in your head: Ever since I rewatched the episode it’s been this song

Night or day: Night- I’m more open and active at night, like a Koala

Last movie watched: I don’t remember, honestly. the last movies I remember watching are Bee Movie and Finding Dory, but I don’t know which I watched first

Last anime you watched: Naruto was streaming on facebook a couple days ago so I watched the fuck outta that tbh…..

Last show you watched: Louie, most famous for it’s “faggot” scene

What are you wearing: Basketball shorts, my black hoodie, and my “Same Same” shark shirt from Nichijou

Meaning behind url: My name is Turtles. Ghost-turtles is kinda just a stop really, I’m only temporarily happy with it.

Gender: Male

Hogwarts house: Probably Hufflepuff if I bothered to get placed

Pokémon team: Do you mean pokemon go? because I’m on instinct 

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite number:  I could put my phone number here…….

Favorite characters: Pierre Despereaux from Psych, Nicolas D. Wolfwood from Trigun, Jason Todd from DC, Diana From League of Legends

I will tag @nerdifesto, @madkey25, @chaotic-pan and anyone else who wants to do this fun little doodad


Mahler - Symphony no. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand”

I got an email the other day reminding me that this blog has turned 3 years old [April 4th] and so I figured, why not “celebrate” with one of my favorite pieces? Over the past couple of days, a specific section of this work, toward the end, the arpeggios that the harp and celesta play together, has been stuck in my head, so I need to listen to this piece again. It’s also one of the first Mahler symphonies I heard, that got me into him, and since then he’s skyrocketed to the position of my favorite composer ever. The 8th is unique for a few reasons: it was the first symphony since the 4th to incorporate the human voice, and it is an almost completely sung through choral symphony, instead of just the finale. This was also a cumulation of Mahler’s musical writing: ode to Bach, emphasis on counterpoint, themes of love and redemption, and the power of song. While it started out as a multi movement work, Mahler opted for a two part symphony. The first part takes after the Latin hymn “Veni sreator spiritus” and works almost like a symphonic cantata. It’s a good half hour of non stop high octane music. The second part is a musical setting of the ending to Gothe’s Faust, and the music here is like a symphonic oratorio. It’s more relaxed than the first part, and has a heavier emphasis on transformation. Both parts deal with the idea of redemption through love, which Mahler injected into most of his music.

Part I: Veni creator spiritus

Part II: Closing Scene from Gothe’s Faust

The last couple of days, I’ve had this line from a Randy Travis song stuck in my head: ‘It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, but what you leave behind you when you’re gone. I’ve been thinking about some of the cool things we’ve been able to accomplish over this past year. It reminds me that it’s not about me and my accomplishments, but it’s about what I do with them. This music thing, it’s going to go away at some point. Maybe a year from now, maybe five years from now. If I’m lucky, longer than that. Hopefully, when it does, I will have brought something of value to people’s lives. I’m grateful for this award because it gives me an opportunity to do that.
—  Sam Hunt on accepting his ‘CMT Artist of the Year’ award