covered stones

do you ever think back to when harry posted those first three blank posts on instagram after being gone for months and how it basically feels like no time has passed… but since then we’ve gotten another man, rolling stones cover, an SNL performance, an album, the BTA film, possible grammy nominations, a tour, and soon to have a BBC special? it all seems a little surreal 

Taylor! There are so many things in my life that I need to thank you for.

But arguably the most important thing that I owe you for is this girl right here. My #1, my right hand, my go to, my soul mate, my person, my best friend, Mannie.

Let me tell you a little bit about how we met. 2 or 3 weeks in to my freshman year of college, I was glued at the hip with a few girls. No one wants to be caught eating alone in the dining hall right?! After dinner one night one of the girls suggests we head back to her room and watch tv together. As I’m following her to her room I just happen to walk past her neighbor’s door that was wide open and recognized a familiar face. There you were @taylorswift in all your Rolling Stone cover glory, hanging up on a wall. I did an IMMEDIATE double take, let myself into this girls room (we had never met before??), and said “hey…I like your Taylor Swift poster.” And as fairy tales go, that was the start of my happily ever after.

Freshman year was…difficult to say the least. Around October I began feeling really depressed and started to develop suicidal thoughts. For 7 long months I battle with inner demons that just couldn’t seem to go away no matter what I did. And even though we had just began our friendship, even though she had personal issues of her own going on, even though she had absolutely no responsibility to care for me at all, Mannie was at my door every. single. day. Encouraging me to eat, encouraging me to get out of bed that day, encouraging me to try a laugh instead of tears. I don’t know if I believe that one single person can save you from your suicidal ideations. But I can’t deny that Mannie was one of the largest reasons why I made it out of that dark time alive. We bonded over our love for trying to make each other laugh in the most inappropriate situations, our similar dry sarcasm, and of course, our love for you. 

After what she walked through with me that year, I knew I had found a support system for life. Finding Mannie has felt like I’ve been living in a Lifetime movie these past 6 years. She’s just it, you know? When I laugh, it’s because she made me laugh. Before I even start to cry, she’s already come up with a dozen ways to comfort me. All we need to communicate in public is just a quick glance at each other and we know we’re on the same page. 

A lot has changed since we were just two 18 year olds trying to find their way on their new path in life. Boyfriends and other friends have come and gone. We’ve moved in together, moved away from each other. We’ve both grown and matured in ways that I never could have imagined would happen. But no matter what changes in life, her and I are a constant. Whether it’s a 3-hour vent/catch up session on her couch, or a rapid fire text conversation about the latest socially awkward thing we’ve done that day, I know I’ll never get tired of her. I know I’ll never be judged or be made fun of or be a disappointment, no matter how bad I may screw up. Now may also be a good time to mention how much she’s supported and encouraged my love for you over the years. She’s still a fan of you as well, but dedicates most of her “Taylor Swift” time to screaming your songs in the car with me, asking what I think about your latest songs, and recording videos of me sobbing over how much I love you to post publicly on Facebook for the world to see! 

These days, Mannie is married (I made a pretty great maid of honor at the wedding if I do say so myself), we’re both busy working full-time jobs and trying to figure out how to live adult lives? That part is weird. Oh, and she’s expecting a baby! Coming this May. I’m already a way-too-proud aunt and the baby isn’t even here yet. We spend a little less time eating easy Mac, painting our nails black, and driving around aimlessly just for the hell of it. Now we do a lot more of supporting each other during our weekly quarter-life-crisises, talk about mortgage pre-approvals for buying homes, and reminiscing on the days when we lived a wall apart rather than several towns apart. 

But no matter where our new paths in life take us and how busy they make us, we always find time for each other. Because she’s my #1, my right hand, my go to, my soul mate, my person, my best friend. And this goofy, loving, timeless friendship I owe all to you @taylorswift​ . Thank you for bringing her to me. I don’t know where I would be in life if it weren’t for the two of you. And I thank God for you both every day. 

i’m not sure how to articulate this at all, but the juxtaposition of harry having all these iconic firsts at the beginning of his solo career–being interviewed by paul mccartney for his first solo magazine, cameron crowe for a rolling stone cover for his first album, his first live performance on snl, his first film directed by christopher nolan–because he’s already Somebody and him choosing to take them on, to take these huge risks and put himself out there? choosing to stand up, nervous and shaking, for the first time as a solo artist on live television on a show that famously makes or breaks people’s cares is just amazing to me? 

like i keep thinking of gemma’s quote in another man:

Everything he does seemed to be effortless, even now; watching him leap around a stage in front of thousands of people, he seems untroubled and free from self-doubt. It’s easy to be jealous - he’s one of those people who are just good at things, we all know one - but to assume this means he takes it all for granted, or doesn’t worry, or try, would be oversimplifying him unfairly. His bundles of talent are a mixture of natural ability and intense heart.

it would be so easy for him to coast by, but that’s just not who he is. it’s not effortless, even if it seems that way. he’s so brave and careful and he works really fucking hard. he wants to be honest and make something real, something that he thinks is good and not just for the money. he doesn’t take the chances he’s been given for granted, and he doesn’t take one direction or the fans who helped get him here for granted, no matter how he gets treated in return. he’s just such a lovely person, and i’m so proud of him for being exactly who he is.

  • Pete: Hi
  • Brendon: it was the summer of 2001, and Joe meets Patrick and he's like "yo, I know about music." then Patrick's like "yo I know more about music!" "that's impossible. so you wanna start a band?" and Patrick's like, "yeah that's cool." and then, he's like "yo this is a book store not a music store." and then they met at Patrick's house. so Patrick's wearing shorts, socks, and a hat. Patrick is playing drums for some fuckin' reason and then Pete's there for some reason. and they start playing music together and they're like "oh, let's play some covers from some other bands." it was like Green Day, and fuckin' Misfits, and fuckin' Ramones. Pete said to Joe, "yo, that's dope, but we need a fuckin' drummer." because Patrick's playing drums and he's a singer. Patrick's like "yo, I got a soul voice," and they're like "wait how do you have a soul voice?" and he's like "yo, watch this: YEEEEEEeeeeeeEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEEeeeeeeAAAAAAAAaaaaAAaahhh!" and they're like, "oh my god, that sounds like soul!" so they put it in a song, and it was like, "WHERE IS YOUR BOY TONIIIIIIIiiiiiIIIIIIIIIiiiIIIIIIIGHT?!" and they're like "yo that's fuckin perfect, this is Fall Out Boy." and they made records like Evening Out With Your Ex-Girlfriend. Evening Out With Your Ex-Girlfriend, everybody loves it. "it's called Evening Out With Your Girlfriend." with your ex-girlfriend. it's called evening out with your Ex-girlfriend. it's called eating out your girlfriend, and it's real and it doesn't matter. and Pete talked to Patrick and Joe and he's like "you what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. yo, this is gonna be fuckin' doooooooooope!" so they made a record and it was called Take this to Your Grave. they made it without a drummer, and they had like 3—4 drummers come in. The four drummers they had come in were like Josh Freese, Neil Pert, the dude from Toto, the fourth one was like the guy from Papa Roach or something, and they're like "you, we need Andy Hurley. Andy Hurley. Take This to Your Grave. Fuckin' record it." and he did, and he killed it, and he was like "bigidalililililillillilila, PSHHH!" killin' the skin, tapping the skins, tapping the rim, playin' the shit, killing these bitches, rapping it out. you're getting a fucking tattoo right now?! what the fuck is going on?! We should get signed to Fueled By Ramen, 'cause thee guys know what the fuck is going on. and they were like "yo, if you can make our scene any bigger than it is, which is not fuckin' hard, we will sign you guys." and Pete was like "yo, we got this record that's fuckin' dooooooope, dude, it's called Take This to Your Grave, it's called From Under the Cork Tree it's gonna be fucking huge." and then Patrick's like "I gotta keep it real, I gotta keep it artistic, these are three songs that are gonna make the album and it's called-BURP-Thnks Fr th Mmrs, 20 Dollar Nose Bleed, and Sugar, Were Goin' Down. and they made this record that was fuckin' dope, and it fucking hit on the charts like one two three, three two one, three four five six seven eight nine ten. ten to one. From Under the Cork Tree sold like four million records. ten million records. fifteen million records. and Brendon Urie had nothing to do with the entire record. and Patrick was like "that's gooooOOOOoooooOOOOOOOOd." Pete was like, "yo, fuck you I can do whatever I want." and Joe was like, "yeah it's cool man whatever I don't give a shit." and then Andy was like "eh, cool." and Pete was like "Make up is fuckin' great for a guy. because it makes a guy look beautiful, which a lot of times, a guy is not beautiful. and I wanna change that. I wanna make sure everyone thinks that guys are beautiful." I'm good so far yeah. yeah I do. SHUT THE FUCK. oh fuck, alright alright. Pete was like "oh my god, I'm so embarrassed about this dick pic." and then I saw the dick pic and was like "ah it's not bad." it's not a bad dick. let's be real. we made Rollins Stones one issue before Fall Out Boy. and Fall Out Boy made the issue right after us and they were so pissed they were like "yo, fuck you guys!" they're like "yo! Panic! has the fuckin' cover for Rolling Stones, yo, fuck these dudes, we're gonna fucking go miles above. we're gonna hit every fuckin' continent there is known to man." but they didn't because they missed a second of time. apparently they were like "oh shit, we got every continent." and they didn't actually hit it. dude, and Pete was like, "WHAT THE FUCK?! 'oh you didn't fuckin' make the continent' it's like FUCK YOU!" so From Under the Cork Tree happens, we fuckin' have three-four years of awesomeness. like, people are coming in themselves 'cause it's so big. Alright so Fall Out Boy was like-- so Patrick's like "yo, we are going to name these records from under the Cork tree and from Innity-- from infinity on high." Pete was like "yo folie à deux means the theatric of two." "The madness of two." oh sorry I'm sorry. follow boy was like "yo we got to take a break." Meaning Pete was like "yo we got to take a break bro." and Patrick's like "I need time for my music. UHUhUhUHuhUUUh." and joes like "yo I need time to find the fucking art dude I got to find some fucking me-- metal" and andys like "i'm just gonna play with some fucking metal bands." and they're like "all right this breaks been like three years long two years long three years long 3 1/2? we gotta fucking come back man we gotta come back strong." you took my beer away what the fuck? "no you poured it all over yourself." "yeah you poured it on yourself man here." "we got to make this shit legit it's gonna be fucking dope it's going to go fucking sky high. we're going to make a fucking record that sails the skies. we're going to call this record save rock 'n' roll." so they made alone together light 'em up alone together Phoenix. and everybody's like "what the fuck? you're working with this guy who fuckin' recorded Avril Lavigne and P!nk." is this pu-- what the fuck is this on my shirt, did I puke on myself? oh god. Pete was like "yo were gonna end up on a tour with Panic! At The Disco and twenty pilots. and that's all and that's all that matters. and that's just how the fuckin' story goes."

The Librarians: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

This is a redraw of the harry potter and the philosopher stone book cover who was originally drawn by @marygrandpre , this is my own version of her illustration
I’m planning on doing all of the other covers as well and I invite you to do the same, it was so much fun to learn from the beautiful original one and to draw it in my own style!
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