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I know I’m a Taylor Swift blog and my words of activism will seem quite jarring on your dashboard, but this needs to be said, and for some reason people follow me so maybe some of you will read this…

In light of what is happening in Virginia, I feel like it’s important for me to remind you that there are absolutely no OPINIONS on HUMAN RIGHTS. It’s simply a fact, a thing every human is entitled too, and it’s not up for debate. People hide behind our first amendment and use it as an excuse to foster hate. But there is absolutely no debate that black lives matter, women are equal, gays should marry, trans people should serve in the military, and that every minority matters in America. It’s not debatable. 

And I’m sorry that we live in a society that trains us to think that hatred, bigotry, and racism is accepted as long as it’s only “an opinion.” That is not acceptable. We have our children in school where “gay marriage” is a topic in debate class along side legalizing marijuana as if it’s not a matter of someone’s fundamental human rights… It is not a debate. Nor is the equality of ALL minorities. It is not an opinion. It is not up for debate. We deserve these rights. And I will not stand idle while our country allows these white supremacists to hide behind the constitution and actively and aggressively hate me and all of you. This is as much as the system’s fault, as it is these sick twisted people’s. Our human rights are not debatable. 

A few days ago, a lower-quality recording of this was uploaded to a vague account on youtube (and later removed) claiming to be a leaked Taylor track secretly recorded from the secret sessions (where security is very high and paranoid).

I got several messages about it but I didn’t want to blog about it, because, you know, I guess if it were legit I’d be guilty of something if I had reshared it.

But its just a very talented girl that sounds quite similar to Taylor…..same girl as two years ago.  A very well-done song.

The recording posted to youtube seemed to be that of it being played over speakers in a room, so someone was slyly intending for a nice ruse and it worked on more than a few people.

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Every single thing I noticed and felt while watching Taylor’s LWYMMD music video

By now I think it’s a fair assumption to make that you have already seen @taylorswift ‘s new video for Look What You Made Me Do (it had over 39 million views in the first 24 hours). If you’re like me you may have rewatched it about 13 million times trying to decipher all the hidden meanings. If you’re not (cool) like me, you may have just watched it once and wondered: “what on earth did I just see??”.

Lucky for you I’ve decided to document my entire emotional journey through the 4:15 video. Disclaimer 1: many of these theories are my own opinions or theories I’ve read from other fans. I do not pretend to understand the entire genius of T-Swift. Disclaimer 2: I am a 100% biased Taylor Swift fan and therefore this analysis is 100% biased with my love for Tay. 

HERE WE GO

Ok, opening scene. Spooky. Fits the soft but slightly creepy lullaby intro. Honestly thought we might be stepping into Hogwarts.

Here is one of the first of many “TS” we will see throughout the video.

For anyone who has been following Taylor the past year, this is a pretty clear reference to the online hate Taylor received after being “exposed” by Kim Kardashian (note: she was in no way exposed). Trolls began to fill social media with “RIP Taylor’s career” and “Taylor Swift Is Over Party”. It is a fitting place to begin the video.

Does that dress look familiar to anyone? It appears to be the same dress Taylor wore in the Out Of The Woods music video (the last video from the 1989 era…symbolic right?).

What is that on the tombstone behind Taylor? Nils Sjoberg. This was the alias name Taylor used when she helped write Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For” (he later appeared to be less than happy once Taylor started receiving credit for the song). 

We now see the old Taylor that Zombie Taylor is burying. This Taylor is dressed the same as when Taylor attended the Met Gala in 2014 (marking the beginning of the 1989 era). Here we literally see post-1989 Taylor burying pre-1989 Taylor. *tears*

Taylor transforms from the graveyard into this beautiful scene. Several things to point out here. Taylor is almost literally drowning in jewels. Perhaps alluding to the media’s perception of Taylor being money obsessed? If you look closely, we also see a single dollar bill lying in the bathtub with her. Most likely referencing the symbolic 1 dollar Taylor requested in her countersuit against a former radio DJ who sexually assaulted her (Taylor won this case). Finally, and this may be a stretch but notice on the floor to the left of the bathtub what looks like a heart shaped locket? It’s possible this is the same locket that Calvin Harris gave Taylor for their 1 year anniversary. Wow. Brilliant. 

ENTER SNAKES. We now get all the snake references we could ever need (also clearing up the snake video clues Taylor teased just a few days before releasing LWYMMD). The snakes themselves are a reference to the hate Taylor received after the Kim/Kanye blow up. Haters filled her Instagram and Twitter with snake emojis implying that Taylor herself was a snake. Looks like the joke is on them now. Also notice the subtle, “et tu brute” on the chair? We see this several times in this scene, of course referring to the betrayal Taylor has felt from people she thought were her friends. 

And Snakes! Check out Taylor sipping on her tea that she now gets to serve up. It’s her time to tell the story and she’s doing it with this BA Salazar Slytherin look. 

The golden car crash. This is an interesting scene because it has many interpretations. My gut reaction was Katy Perry. The feud is well known and Katy added fuel to the fire by releasing her song “Swish Swish” that was meant to be a dig at Tay. I think she looks very much like Katy here with the sunglasses and the short blonde hair. Notice she is even holding a single Grammy (something that Katy Perry does not have). However, it’s also been pointed out that this may also be a Kim Kardashian reference (which I will discuss later).

A further analysis of the car crash shows the paparazzi taking pictures after Taylor crashes. Perhaps symbolically saying that the media loves to see Taylor suffer and fail? 

Two things to note here. 1) Jaguar? Your guess is as good as mine. 2) The cute little guy is wearing a golden 13. 

Next, we find Taylor in what looks like a giant bird cage. Wearing orange to perhaps symbolize that she feels like a prisoner at times? We also see a snake tattoo on her right leg. 

At this point in the song, Taylor says “and threw a feast”. This could be a reference to KP’s song Bon Appetit. But it is unclear. Also, notice the rat on the table? Yeup just thought I’d point him out. 

Now, this is a fun scene. Tay is robbing a currently undisclosed location. The cat masks could be a cute play at Taylor’s love for cats. Or could be another hit at Katy. Either way, it’s a great scene. Her sweatshirt reads “blind for love” as we know Taylor frequently referred to herself as a hopeless romantic. 

We are now introduced to biker chick Taylor. It might seem a little out of place at first. But remember when Taylor got hate for her Bad Blood video apparently ripping off of Britney Spear’s Toxic? This very well may be alluding to that. 

Absolutely love this part. We now see what Taylor was robbing. A streaming company. Of course. After the backlash, she got from leaving Spotify and writing her letter to Apple this scene makes perfect sense. Side note: absolutely adored Taylor’s letter to Apple. You go girl. 

What is Taylor doing dictating what looks like an army of life size barbies? This is a reference to the “squad” and the comments Taylor received that her friendship circle was more like a cult of freakishly perfect looking women as opposed to a genuine group of friends. 

Which of course leads us to the falling out of the squad the media claimed happened but didn’t. 

Taylor enters the mansion. As soon as she enters the room the men immediately step up to do her bidding. As if Taylor is their commander and they must obey. 

This is our first glimpse of the mysterious airplane Taylor. We only see short glimpses of her but she seems to serve an important role. She perhaps represents the real Taylor that neither the media nor the fans truly get to see or understand fully. 

The boys are back. 8 of them all in line (apparently something only Beyonce is allowed to do if you ask Twitter). She could be representing her past relationships and the scorn she received for each one. Fun fact: it’s Taylor’s back up dancers from the 1989 world tour! 

The I <3 TS shirt. Tom Hiddleston wore an I <3 TS shirt while dating Taylor. He got mocked and Taylor got called manipulative for “forcing him to wear it”. Taking a wild guess here, but pretty sure Tom makes his own wardrobe choices.

This is our first real glimpse at the “Reputation” era Taylor. She’s dark. Her hair is slicked back. And she looks like she is 100% done apologizing. She is standing on top of a mound of the “old Taylors”. 

Shoutout to Fearless era Taylor with the iconic 13 on her hand. What a gem. 

This is one of the best shots in the video. A look at the past decade of Taylor. How many Taylor’s can you spot? 

More snakes. Side note: You can actually buy this snake ring on Taylor’s merch store. Taylor now reveals to us the most anticipated line of the song. “I’m sorry the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, cuz she’s dead.” This line brings the entire song together as well as the symbolism of Taylor wiping her social media a week prior to LWYMMD release. The old Taylor is dead. The haters have killed her. 

Taylor breaks it down with her backup dancers to some pretty great choreography. I like to think of this as shade to all the people who made fun of Taylor’s dancing abilities. Our girl can dance.

Annnnnnnnd boom! Our Jaguar friend is back. Still unsure what he represents but he’s pretty cute. 

SNAKES 

Let’s pause to appreciate the adorable wink Tay gives us here. Reputation may be a darker album than we are used to but Taylor is still the light-hearted girl we’ve always known. 

Wow, she’s like Super Woman. 

This is one of the best views we get of the mysterious airplane Taylor. Who are you??? 

We finally come to the last and most important scene. 15 Taylors. 14 lined out in front and one back on the airplane. There just so happens to be 15 songs on the new album reputation…coincidence?? Also, notice TS6 written on the end of the plane? Subtle genius. 

You Belong With Me Taylor is precious. She’s so happy and genuinely surprised that she has accomplished all that she has. But everyone hates her for that and will drag her down until she no longer will show that much genuine and pure happiness at an award show again. Also, recognize that shirt from the YBWM music video? Only now it’s slightly different. This time it has real names of Taylor’s real friends you might recognize. Like Selena, Ed, and Jack. 

As the scene continues we see Shake It Off Taylor mock YBWM Taylor for being surprised all the time. Mansion Taylor calls Zombie Taylor/SIO Taylor a b**ch and Zombie Talyor responds with “don’t call me that!” Alluding to Kanye calling Taylor this in his song “Famous”. In real life, Taylor responded by making a very strong statement against Kanye’s words during her Album of the Year acceptance speech at the Grammys later that year. 

A particularly heart-wrenching scene. Fearless Taylor tries to calm everyone down but gets shut down by We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Tour) Taylor, calling her a fake. We see the young innocent Taylor begin to cry. The young sweet girl who got stomped on by the world for making music about love. It is sure to elicit a few tears. 

“There she goes playing the victim again”. Taylor is literally beating the haters to the punch. 

Met Gala Taylor Asks Katy/Kim Taylor what she’s doing and she responds with “getting receipts…gonna edit this later.” This could be interpreted in two ways. If this is meant to be Katy, it could be referencing the song “Swish Swish” where Katy claims that “karma keeps receipts”. Or if it is Kim, it would be naturally referencing the snapchat videos Kim perhaps “edited” of Kanye and Taylor’s phone conversation. Side note: it is illegal to record people without their consent in certain states, Kim. 

Finally, we see 2009 VMA Taylor who had been interrupted by Kanye West while she was accepting her award for Best Female Music Video of the Year. She quotes 2016 Taylor by saying “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative”. Which all the other Taylor’s and symbolically the world respond with… 

“SHUT UP”. Here Taylor is telling us that no matter what she does or doesn’t do, she will be judged. It isn’t fair but it is something she has accepted. She will no longer be providing any explanation. There will just be reputation.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm so glad your ask box is open! If you're taking requests, would you be able to do something for Wesper? I loved the one you all did for them with the love letter. Honestly, anything like that would be awesome!!

Thanks for the ask and yes, of course, we can do Wesper Also I did go a bit off from the Love Letter story, but it’s still cute and Wesper so I hope you enjoy. Disclaimer: I am not a fan of Taylor Swift. I don’t have anything against her, but it offends my delicate sensibilities to imagine someone on the internet believing that I enjoy such music. -Alice

          Wylan turned the corner and came to a dead stop, followed by a quick retreat to the nearest wall. He peered cautiously through the doorway, clapping a hand over his mouth to silence the laugh. Yes it was 10 pm, and yes he was going to ask Jesper about singing in the music room, but this definitely hadn’t been what Wylan was expecting. 

          “’Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked iiiiiin.” Taylor Swift’s voice cut through Wylan’s thoughts, followed a mere second later by Jesper’s deep baritone. Immediately Wylan pulled his phone from his pocket and opened the camera. 

          This time only the hand holding the phone crossed the door frame. Jesper appeared on the screen, decked out in purple striped PJs and holding Van Eck’s wooden hairbrush. The speaker in the corner flashed lights with the beat, each a different color of the rainbow.

          “Flew me to places I’ve never beeeeen.” That was when Jesper began to dance. Shaking his hips and the whole nine yards. Wylan couldn’t suppress the laugh and Jesper’s accidental spike of the camera only made it worse. 

          The chase began. Wylan closed his phone so Jesper couldn’t delete the video and took off down the stairs. He was followed by Jesper, shouting curses and slipping due to socks on the wood floor, and the refrain to Taylor Swift’s “I knew you were trouble.” 

          The chase ended with a thump. Jesper’s socks finally got the better of him and Wylan only turned at the exclamatory “shit,” that followed. He couldn’t hold back his laugh – Jesper, lanky as he was, cut quite the picture sprawled between the hallway table and the wall. A vase (one of Wylan’s father’s) sat on Jesper’s stomach, miraculously unbroken. 

          “Are you okay?” Wylan turns, concerned. But as soon as Jesper nodded yes Wylan took off towards the bathroom. With the door locked securely behind him, he pulled out his phone. 

          “Wylan, you had better not be doing what I think you’re doing.” The stiffled giggle was all the reply Jesper needed to begin ramming the door with a shoulder. 

          “Oh, crap, crap, crap, crap.” Wylan muttered as he tried and failed to unlock his phone. He faired better the second attempt and soon the video was slowly being uploaded to the Crows’ group chat. 

          Jesper’s phone rang through the door and the pounding stopped. “You didn’t. You did not. Nope. No.” Wylan unlocked the door cautiously. Jesper stood there, face bright red with exhaustion, watching the 20 second loop video that was soon to be seen by all of his friends. 

          “God dammit Wylan.”

What Taylor Swift songs the Signs are
  • Aries: The Story of Us, Should've Said No, and Welcome to New York.
  • Taurus: Mine, Never Grow Up, and Red.
  • Gemini: Come Back... Be Here, Holy Ground, and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
  • Cancer: Enchanted, Tied Together with a Smile, and I Knew You Were Trouble.
  • Leo: Long Live, Clean, and Starlight.
  • Virgo: Wildest Dreams, Begin Again, and Haunted.
  • Libra: Everything Has Changed, Sparks Fly, and I Wish You Would.
  • Scorpio: Blank Space, Bad Blood, and The Other Side of the Door.
  • Sagittarius: 22, State of Grace, and Wonderland.
  • Capricorn: Dear John, The Last Time, and I Know Places.
  • Aquarius: Ours, Tell Me Why, and Fearless.
  • Pisces: Last Kiss, This Love, and New Romantics.

anonymous asked:

Have you listened to reputation?

Disclaimer - I like Taylor Swift, I DO NOT like this album.

And its not even Taylor’s fault, I get why reputation is her next album, I get why she choose this sound - but everything about the sound of this album is everything I hate about pop music.

Lyrically, she’s still got it. The song where she just basically rips into Kanye is my swan song but I hate the beat of the song, I hate the synthesizers, the all around pop sound of the album is just too much for me.

And straight up those claiming this is better then RED are seriously tripping. There’s NOTHING better than Red. I would like someone to find one song on reputation that is comparable to All to Well. Just not possible.

But in defence of Taylor’s decision to do a pop album again - I’m a straight up fickle bitch when it comes to ‘pop’ music. I’m so specific in my tastes that its almost impossible to please me in the pop genre. I have my faves like Pink and Kelly Clarkson who never let me down, but even they have pops songs that I hate because of the sound. So like I said, not Taylor’s fault. 

reputation is just not the album for me and I knew it the moment Look What You Made Me Do came out. 

#JusticeForAllToWell

Anonymous asked: Hi! Would you do one where it’s human!cas in the bunker and Dean is trying to get Cas to listen to his music, but all Cas wants to listen to is like pop.

Disclaimer: I do not hate the songs mentioned, these are Dean’s thoughts, not mine. ;) 

On a rainy Saturday morning, Dean was caught off guard when on his way to the kitchen, he suddenly detected a sound that should not be heard in a bunker that was shared between three adults of the male species. At least, not in Dean’s opinion.

It didn’t take him long to discover that the offensive sound came from the room that belonged to Castiel. The door to the former angel’s room was closed, but the cheesy tones of a pop song that was clearly performed by a young woman could easily be heard from the hallway. Dean furrowed his brow as he paused at the door, listening a little closer.

He thought he recognized the voice of the female singer now; it was the blonde chick who either sang about how she was pining over her boyfriends, or about how said boyfriends were pining over her instead. That was all Dean’s brain had bothered to remember about her; he couldn’t put a name to the artist. Although the real question here was: why on earth was Cas listening to that girly stuff? This was so not what Dean had meant the other day when he’d stimulated Cas to ’develop a taste in music’. 

Nonetheless, his curiosity got the best of Dean, and he tentatively knocked on the door.

“Come in.” It sounded from the other side.

Dean stepped into the room and was welcomed by a very appealing sight…

Castiel was sitting in the middle of his spacious bed, cross-legged. In front of him was Sam’s laptop, and Cas was squinting at the screen in concentration, not even looking up when Dean came in. Cas’ hair was the usual mess; most of the time he didn’t even try to tame the tousled strands. He was wearing a pair of Dean’s sweatpants, and a shirt that Dean knew had once belonged to Sam, which meant that it was way too big on Cas. All in all, the image was more than a little endearing, and the sappy pop song playing in the background did nothing to lessen the weird effect that Castiel often had on Dean.

The second Dean realized he’d been dumbly staring at his friend, he cleared his throat and walked over to Cas, sitting down on the edge of the bed.

“Hey buddy… What are you doing?” He asked, eyes briefly darting to the screen.

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you are in love

it was around 2.30am when you awoke. you didn’t open your eyes, you could tell someone was looking at you. and that someone happened to be luke. “you’re staring.” you said. “i would prefer it to be called gazing.” he replied. you opened your eyes to meet lukes. you could somehow make out a smirk on his face despite how dark the room was. “hello princess.” he said, pushing the hair out of your face and placing a kiss on your forehead. “why are you even awake?” you ask. “i couldn’t sleep.” he replied, still continuing to stare. “hey…babe…lets go out.”
“are you insane?? it’s nearly 3am!” you said, glancing at the clock.
“so what? it’ll be an adventure. it’ll be fun!! Spontaneous!!” he pouted.
how could you say no to that face?
“fine.” you said, pushing yourself up from the warm sheets and rubbing your eyes.
you grab a coat and shove it on over your sweats and head to the kitchen to prepare some coffee to take with you , knowing that tonight could be a long one. shortly after, you followed luke out to the car. the air outside was thin and crisp, and you could see your own breath as you breathed. it must have been atleast under 0 degrees. as you get in the car, you automagically demand the heating to be turned up.
“you’re crazy, you know that right?” you said, glancing at the clock once again.
“crazy for you.” he smirked.
“no cute, cheesy pick up lines will make going out at 3am better, hemmings.”
as clique as is was, luke placed one hand on the steering wheel, and one on your thigh as he drove, caressing it in little circles. after a while of driving in the middle of nowhere, talking about anything from your pet goldfish when you was 12 - to marriage and children, you both decided to park up so you could drink the coffee you made up in your thermal mug. taking small little sips at a time, it was quiet, silent even. watching the steam from your coffee rise to the air, you observe it. you could tell even in the silence how much luke was in love with you. the way he touched you, the way looked in your eyes. you could just feel it. “ i love you.” you said, breaking the silence.“ he smiled. “cmere”, he mumbled, leaning you over onto his chest. “i love you.” he said. “i love every part of you. i don’t want anyone else BUT you. you are everything. he smiled into your hair as he kissed your head, rubbing small circles onto your back. he quietly mumbled the lines to your favourite song. snow started to fall outside, and snowflakes landed on the windscreen of the car. you found yourself counting each snow flake, yet observing each detail. and before you knew it you were back asleep. in the arms of the one and only, luke hemmings. the one and only guy you are in love with. you are in love

- disclaimer this is based on Taylor swifts song you are in love loooool-