book on cassette

sometimes it blows my mind that i remember a time before the internet and there are people being born that don’t and i’m not saying that in a condescending way its just…i’m 21 now…when i was 7 i listened to harry potter audio books on cassette tapes because CDs were so expensive…when i was 10 going to the DVD rental store was a big treat now they don’t even exist…only 5 years ago we were paying $3 for individual songs and now we have access to multiple music libraries in the palm of our hands we pay 11 dollars a month for (which is essentially what 5 songs used to cost)…i remember when i was 9 we got our first home computer and we thought dial up was so fast a speed even tho the internet and phone couldn’t be used at the same time now 12 years later everyone in my family has multiple devices…i remember MySpace and its downfall, the rise of Facebook like…i’m 21 ya’ll…all that has happened in just over a decade like we have gone from VHS to streaming…its so exciting and big and scary and a strange privilege to be alive inside a world so unsatisfied and impermanent and i know a lot of my fellow millennials/90s bubbas get a lil oddly sad that we live and grow in such a place but you know what??? we are a generation unafraid of advancement because change is a constant thing we’ve adapted to brilliantly (despite the mental health) and thats a double edge sword but in the end its not so bad, is it?? we’re pretty okay, i reckon i’m proud of us cos we keep our feet when the world is faster than ever

The things I associate with NCT U

Taeil: Morning kisses, warm laundry, freshly brewed tea, the feeling you get when you pass a test, the comforting feeling of a heart beat, over sized sweaters, tight hugs, walking on the beach, sunsets, waking up fully rested, wicker chairs, succulent, wooden pianos, shy smiles, hardy laughing, museums. 

Taeyong: The sound of rain, candles, reuniting with a loved one, cold shivers, post stamps, beanies, red wine, watching leaves fall off of trees, warm blankets, parks at night, street lights, coffee shops, intense gazes, the night sky, knit sweaters, neck kisses, large headphones, ink pens, open windows.

Doyoung: Pull overs, awkward kisses, button up shirts, new relationships, clean linen, giggling, soft touches, pouting, over sized cardigans, libraries, back hugs, vintage shops, owls, the smell of old books, cassette tapes, rolled up sleeves, naps, fields of flowers, laying in the grass, plush animals, old shoes, buttons, natural light, dried flowers. 

Ten: Leather jackets, silver rings, large houses, guitars, wet hair, record shops, crashing waves, action figures, bonfires, black hair, strong hugs, brick walls, mirrors, natural smells, sunsets, holding hands, playing in the rain, morning mist, gas stations, road trips, clocks, scarves.

Jaehyun: Baseball tees, baked goods, loving gazes, cloud gazing, morning cuddles, lazy hugs, picnics, colored glass, rosy cheeks, bubbles, sunny days, playing the piano, playful teasing, pastel clothes, binge watching tv shows, soft kisses, puns, moving into a new house, hourglasses, denim jackets, bus trips, new clothes, school photos. 

Mark: Hand painted skate boards, matches, coffee brewing, baking sweets with your significant other, dream catchers, hammocks, shadows, eye smiles, pumpkin pie, sweat pants, the smell of oranges, carving names into trees, running through flower mazes, baggy shirts, compasses, antique trinkets, rusted lockets, acoustic guitars, grand father clocks.

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GIVEAWAY: The Raven King quilt!

I ordered a ton of fabric for my quilt, so I made 2 smaller Raven Cycle quilts with the extra! They’re both 100% cotton (including the batting), measure 58″x92″ and come from a pet/smoke-free home (since people asked). 

The patterns include Glendower, ravens, tarot cards, skulls, a car pattern, a vintage map, “300 Fox Way,” blue flowers, crowns, old books, cassettes labeled “shitbox singalong,” Coca Cola t-shirts, and some mint-looking leaves.

I’m doing the giveaway for the first quilt (and then the second one is just straight up for sale. The fabric for it was around $90, so whoever messages me with an offer for at least that plus shipping can get the second quilt). Sorry for the crap pictures – it’s raining all week. BUT I promise the quilts are pretty!

Giveaway rules:

  • Must be following me
  • Reblog to enter as many times as you want
  • Open internationally
  • I’ll notify a random winner on May 9 – good luck!
6 Movies I Can Watch Anytime

I was tagged by @thenightmarebeforebucky and yo it was harder than I expected.

1. Harry Potter

All of them. Over Christmas break my brothers and I marathoned the series multiple times. And whenever I come across it on t.v, you can bet your ass it’s staying on, I don’t care which one it is or how far in to the movie it’s already run. It stays on.

Originally posted by youtubersandothers

2. Lord of the Rings (inc The Hobbit)

I grew up watching this series countless times. And I know a lot of people didn’t like The Hobbit series for being long but it was so god damn nostalgic for me and I loved it. 

Originally posted by beredenice

3. Pocahontas

I had the book with the sing-along cassette when I was younger. The songs are amazing.

Originally posted by cheetahswolf

4. The Pursuit Of Happyness

Dude. I watched this when I was 10 and I fell in love. I’ve watched it countless times since and every time, the subway scene makes me sob. Holy shit. It leaves me feeling every emotion at the end and I love this movie so god damn much. 

Originally posted by middlechildswag

5. Back To The Future

Another film I grew up with and will never get tired of. I can’t begin to explain how much I love this movie. It’s still hilarious no matter how many times I watch it.

Originally posted by jugheadjones94

6. The Devil Wears Prada

I am always game to watch this movie. Miranda Priestley is such a bad ass, bitchy, good at what she does, ruthless, haunted character. I love her and hate her. This movie is freaking gold.

Originally posted by giulsvln

I tag: @imhereforbvcky @radical1995 @mellifluous-melodramas @tired-alpaca @crappy-camel @marvelatthepeople @theassetseyeliner @barnescrazy

The things I associate with NCT U members.

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Taeil: Morning kisses, warm laundry, freshly brewed tea, the feeling you get when you pass a test, the comforting feeling of a heart beat, over sized sweaters, tight hugs, walking on the beach, sunsets, waking up fully rested, wicker chairs, succulent, wooden pianos, shy smiles, hardy laughing, museums.

Taeyong: The sound of rain, candles, reuniting with a loved one, cold shivers, post stamps, beanies, red wine, watching leaves fall off of trees, warm blankets, parks at night, street lights, coffee shops, intense gazes, the night sky, knit sweaters, neck kisses, large headphones, ink pens, open windows.

DoYoung: Pull overs, awkward kisses, button up shirts, new relationships, clean linen, giggling, soft touches, pouting, over sized cardigans, libraries, back hugs, vintage shops, owls, the smell of old books, cassette tapes, rolled up sleeves, naps, fields of flowers, laying in the grass, plush animals, old shoes, buttons, natural light, dried flowers.

Ten: Leather jackets, silver rings, large houses, guitars, wet hair, record shops, crashing waves, action figures, bonfires, black hair, strong hugs, brick walls, mirrors, natural smells, sunsets, holding hands, playing in the rain, morning mist, gas stations, road trips, clocks, scarves.

Jaehyun: Baseball tees, baked goods, loving gazes, cloud gazing, morning cuddles, lazy hugs, picnics, colored glass, rosy cheeks, bubbles, sunny days, playing the piano, playful teasing, pastel clothes, binge watching tv shows, soft kisses, puns, moving into a new house, hourglasses, denim jackets, bus trips, new clothes, school photos.

Mark: Hand painted skate boards, matches, coffee brewing, baking sweets with your significant other, dream catchers, hammocks, shadows, eye smiles, pumpkin pie, sweat pants, the smell of oranges, carving names into trees, running through flower mazes, baggy shirts, compasses, antique trinkets, rusted lockets, acoustic guitars, grand father clocks.

  • me: okay I'm trying to find your item sir, but I'm having trouble with our catalogue not correctly separating the item types to find the audio/cassette/book insert instead of the audio CD verions
  • customer: um why is this so hard??
  • me: let me photocopy that for you [beep beep boop]
  • customer: that was so fast?? are you a magic fairy????

though mostly for transportation, toffee’s 1941 hearse cadillac has other uses which ironically doesn’t involve delivering dead bodies to funeral homes. and if there is a body, well, they don’t usually get the luxury of being dropped off at a place as first class as being dressed for their big day. the car is mainly used to travel the space travel stations to get to other dimensions, and used to carry the equipment necessary for the septarian’s work during that day housing gadgets, books, and weaponry. a few cassette tapes would show up once in a while but it’s mostly the sound of the radio during long drives. and despite how small it looks, the inside can be quite spacious from a flick of a switch and can carry a few people, making it possible to carpool. the spatial instalment having been provided by town hall itself once toffee reached his status as a veteran evil efficiency expert.

Ravenclaw aesthetic

The smell of books//proving people wrong//deep conversations//sarcasm//picnics//fandom references//hate is overrated//ballet shoes//appreciative of the arts//fresh linen//outbursts once in a while//candles//showers//bird song//pink lipstick//cardigans//knitted clothes//books with broken spines//friendship bracelets//furrowed eyebrows//soft hair//turtle necks//iced cupcakes//knee socks//manicured nails//myths and legends//muggle books//poetry//low key indie//cassette tapes//opinionated//dolly shoes//chunky boots//pianist//peter pan collared dresses//sitting in a corner and writing//disapproving looks//light to no makeup//surface tapping//stud earrings//quiet humming//flowers tucked behind their ears//floral perfumes//piles of notebooks//revision notes//dyed hair//drawing stars on their hands//freckles.

Got tagged by the great and powerful lmnop so here we go!

Relationship Status: forever alone :(
Favorite Color: ummm… red? Probably red. Idfk I like all of them.
Lipstick or Chapstick: tbh neither but more likely chapstick.
Last Song Listened To: Nine Inch Nails - Only (Richard X Remix) but that’s currently I can’t remember what was on before this.
Last Movie Watched: honestly I think it was Resident Evil 6 and god did I go on a tirade about that last night.
Top 3 Shows: Top Gear, Gargoyles, Archer
Top 3 Characters: Sniper (Team Fortress 2) Wesker (Resident Evil 5) Dinobot (Beast Wars)
Top 3 Ships: Medic/Spy, Medic/Sniper, Sniper/Spy
Books I’m Currently Reading: Warrior of Light by William Heinzen
5 Things in my Bag: that book, my cd and cassette players, sketchbook and related paraphernalia, a tube of choco rockies, an industrial sized bottle of ibuprofin.
5 Things in my Room: my bed, my clothes, my books, my extensive collection of unhung posters, my computer.
5 Things on my To-Do List: read my Gargoyles comics, draw some stuff, write some stuff, maybe Perler beads, watch MiB the Animated Series.
5 Things I’m Into: TF2, fiction, porn, food, GoW.

I tag @violetblanket, @the-friendly-faith-plate, @sharkgradients, @anyone else reading this (yes that means you)

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We still know almost nothing about Cecil’s mother. And we can’t be totally sure if he even had a father. Which means there’s lots of room to speculate, resulting in our Top 10 Headcanons about Cecil’s Parents.

59) Cecil is half-Filipino (on his mom’s side).

60) Cecil’s mom reproduced asexually. He has no dad.

62) Cecil’s mother tried to discourage her son from his fate as the Voice of Night Vale. The radio-themed birthday presents like the “Little Reporter” book or the Cassette were sent by the City Council, and since there was nothing written on the presents to indicate who sent them, Cecil just assumed they were from his mom. Or maybe “hoped” is the better word; Cecil’s mom never actually got him a birthday present in his entire life.

65) Cecil’s mother is the Woman from Italy. After “Cassette”, she appeared in the equivalent of Night Vale in Italy.

6) Cecil’s mother had psychic abilities, but wasn’t always able to tell the difference between the real present and her visions of the future/mind-reading. So she raised her children to always be mindful, and double-check the reality of things before reacting to them. Cecil himself has run-of-the-mill non-prophetic hallucinations, but they’ve never given him any trouble because he was raised knowing how to deal with them.

70) The reason Cecil’s father isn’t mentioned in “Cassette” is because he was arrested by the Sheriff’s Secret Police and subsequently erased from history. No-one is allowed to talk about him.

76) Cecil’s father was a demon, and his mother a sorceress/prophet. He gets his looks from his mom, but tattoos from his dad, who walked out on them before Cecil was born.

93) When a prophesied Voice of Night Vale becomes an intern at NVCR, they start existing as a fact of Night Vale from the beginning of time until the end of the universe. They are not aware of this, which can lead to strange memory problems. [T]he disappearance of Cecil’s mom and brother [are] a result of their lives being directly intertwined with the Voice of Night Vale.

116) Cecil is half-Barista, on his father’s side.

146) Cecil is related to the Addams family (on his mother’s side).

I want to be a little kid again in a hot pink room with milk white furniture with many Barbie dolls, many books and many cassette tapes of classical music. I want to sit at my desk again writing and drawing those stories without having anything else to worry about. I want to write away like I used to do. I want to sit with Grandma on rainy days and play those Beethoven tapes and pretend that there is just that, in that moment. I want to read all those books again and borrow a few words from them to my inspiration. I want to be that little kid again when all of what I loved was the only thing I had to think about.
—  t.j. // My pink old room