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For those who have played Animal Crossing New Leaf:

A Japanese mandolin orchestra presents to you the Animal Crossing New Leaf Suite

Movement I. Main theme - Isabelle - Town Hall

Movement II. 9 A.M. - Kapp’n (To the island) - Island theme - Kapp’n (Going home)

Movement III. 2 P.M. - Able Sisters - Shampoodle’s - The Roost Cafe - Bubblegum K.K. - Go K.K. Rider 

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwtqcR5HwhE)


Fic: Catch Me, I’m Falling
you can find their tumblr here.

Lexa Woods is Arkadia High’s brand new varsity quarterback star, badass and adored by all. Clarke Griffin is a model student who dreams of getting an art scholarship. With Lexa’s arrogance and Clarke’s stubborn tendencies, they never thought they’d be compatible, much less soul mates. But as fate would have it, Clarke becomes Aden’s tutor, and she and Lexa fall infuriatingly, helplessly in love with each passing day.
OR:
The HSAU where Aden plays cupid with Clarke, Lexa, and all of their friends, and ends up watching practically all of them fall for each other.

Song: Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Queen (The London Symphony Orchestra’s cover)

I finished reading the fic this week and I was an emotional mess because I love that fic so fucking much (it was definitely the highlight of my Wednesdays) so I decided to make something. (I’m still learning how to make edits tho so it’s not perfect).

@effortlessly-opulent and @danaryas thank you so much for sharing this masterpiece and for always interacting with us <3

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STAR WARS!

Okay, so I get a little ocd with my iTunes library, but all of the different art for the 6 released albums made me grumpy…so I fixed them! I wanted something simple, and luckily the names of the movies are iconic on their own, so I didn’t need to include the logo as well. 

They’re all hi-res pngs, so please feel free to drag and use them for your own libraries. Credit for online sharing is always appreciated =]

Classical Music

Okay, so like the other day Beastie Boys came on my iPod and I had this thought, one that usually kind of bugs me with far-future sci-fi:
Why the hell would people be listening to music from hundreds of years ago like it was no big deal?
It’s not even like Star Trek is the only one here, not by a long shot, but it’s what came to mind.
“Why does Kirk listen to the Beastie Boys so much?”
And then it hit me about as hard as I deserved it to: you moron you listen to Mozart and Beethoven all the time and they’re hundreds of years old too.

But then I had another thought:
Modern orchestras cover Classical music all the time. I could go to iTunes right now and find dozens of different versions of any given Mozart piece, all by different orchestras. So the question then was:
If we already have so many versions of “classical” music in our time, does the future have that too?
Is there an Andorian quartet that has covered Sabotage? Do Klingons like Slayer? Do the Borg have a sick Daft Punk mixtape?

These are the science fiction questions I need answers to, dammit.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John Cover)

If I had to choose my absolute favourite cover Sara has ever done, I would say it’s probably Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The original song was initially released in the 70s and it’s one of Elton’s most popular. Some consider it to be a classic of his. It is. 

Elton John considers this to be the best cover he’s heard, and I agree. I absolutely do.

So what makes this cover particularly special? Why should you care to listen to it?

1. She performs with a huge string orchestra. And it’s a gorgeous arrangement.

2. It showcases her singing/superwoman abilities 

3. I have to gasp for breath EVERY TIME at the ~3:08 mark. How someone can sing such a high note and remain on key is unbeknown to me. 

4. There’s a sweet old man sitting behind her, smiling throughout the entire thing. Literally. Smiling. The. Whole. Time.  

5. She plays her piano WITH the orchestra and it’s flawless.

6. She’s wearing polka-dots. I love polka dots. How can you not love polka dots?

7. When the strings play in unison with those beautiful high notes, hellooooooooo, shivers!!! It’s a breathtaking performance. I could listen to ~3:08 + forever. 

Sara has performed this many times in concert and considers Elton to be a major influence and inspiration to her.  

some nights you want to spend alone, let your mind wonder, become inspired, get lost gazing up at the stars and the possibilities that lay ahead  [ 31 min ]  [ listen ]

i. river flows in you - yiruma ii. whistle (piano) - elmify iii. man in love (piano) - infinite iv. follow me - christopher larkin v. sleep away - bob acri vi. one summer’s day - joe hisaishi vii. your hand in mine - explosions in the sky viii. ice dance - danny elfman ix. seek light - christopher larkin