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The Eleanor and Park Playlist

So I have compiled here a playlist of songs that I feel suit the novel Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Music is a big part of the book, it adds atmosphere to the story. And I love how music is one of the platforms used to build Eleanor and Park’s relationship.

So I’ve tried my best to get songs that fit in with that atmosphere. Some of these songs are even songs that Eleanor or Park might have listened to as they are set in the same time period or are artists that are mentioned in the book

- Tris

She’s a Rainbow - The Rolling Stones

I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

Everyday I Write the Book - Elvis Costello

Wonderwall - Oasis

China Girl - David Bowie

Memory Motel - The Rolling Stones

Still on Fire - Aztec Camera

Whatever - Oasis

Reel Around the Fountain - The Smiths

Heart of Gold - Neil Young

What Difference Does it Make? - The Smiths

I’ll Be There For You - Bon Jovi

Heroes - David Bowie

so what we learned from last night’s episode is:

  • people = good
  • jason can be so forking wisE for 2 seconds and then goes and pops a piKACHU balloon
  • & he refers to lovemaking as pounding it out….. which i mean why wouLdn’t u
  • stealing a baguette makes u moRE FRENCH
  • eleanor is aLso really forking smart— or she really just recognizes bad intentions
  • edit: weLL i g i missed the entire convo with michael that she said he was pulling an eleaNOR
  • a table of contents is like a menu… but the food is words
  • chidi loves teaching
  • and woven belts
  • diamonds are not just a girl’s best friend bUT tahani has the biggest piece of meteorite poop
  • tahani’s so self obsessed but i love her anywaYs she’s learning
  • they’re aLL LEARNING
  • i’ve never related to anyone more in my life than eleanor shellstrop upon receiving a never-ending shrimp dispenser and proceeding to whisper that  this is the dream 
  • no one try mystery flavour
  • “ yeah, we can’t be bought ” she says as she stuffs her face with shrimp
  • janet, my lil bab, is glitCHINg but they glitch in the most purE, ADORABLE WAY
  • son of a bEnch, i love janet so forking much
  • glasses are a vvvvvvvvvvvvvv powerful thing it can give you a PhD
  • i mean it’s gotta be true tho chidi wears a glasses && is a prof 
  • on that note i’ve been waiting on my doctorate since i was 13 where’s that judge judy gif of her tapping her watcH

anonymous asked:

What is black sails?

OH FRIEND :D I AM SO PLEASED YOU ASKED. 

The Serious Answer to this question is: Black Sails is a Starz show which ended earlier this year. There are four seasons out, all of which are available on Amazon Prime I believe. 

The premise outlined Black Sails as a prequel to Treasure Island, with a blend of historical pirates thrown in for good measure (eg Anne Bonny, Charles Vane, Jack Rackham etc, etc, etc) it’s about pirates, okay, you can’t go wrong with pirates. 

But it’s a more serious/historically accurate take on the golden age of piracy than the various other things that have been released over the years. And it is CRIMINALLY underrated (genuinely). 

The acting is SUPERB (why doesn’t Toby Stephens have 19 awards rn!? Why don’t they all).

 The writing and storytelling are nuanced, intelligent, exciting, and compelling. All of the characters have incredible arcs over the four seasons. From the pilot to the finale, they’re all pretty unrecognisable, but you can track their growth throughout the seasons so easily. It feels natural, and it’s incredibly well-done as a result of the writing/actor involvement in their characters. 

The cinematography/scenery is utterly GORGEOUS (and this is coming from someone who knows….absolutely NOTHING about this world, but knows enough to appreciate a masterpiece when they see one). 

You’re literally tripping over representation in every episode. There are ladies in positions of power. Queer ladies in positions of power. WOC in positions of power. Queer WOC in positions of power. Gay characters, bi characters, whose relationships are, legitimately, the focus and driving force of the entire narrative. Healthy, nuanced, complex and canon poly relationships. A complex, empathetic story that deals with homophobia in the period in a poignant, respectful, meaningful way. A plotline that deals with slavery in the period with, again, empathy and respect (I’m white, so someone please correct me if I’m wrong here, but I haven’t seen any criticism of the representation of poc characters in the show to my knowledge). Representation for disabled characters, including physical disabilities, as well as exploring depression, anxiety, ptsd, and grief in a raw, realistic way, that doesn’t gloss over the difficult aspects of each of these things. 

THE MUSIC. Must give mention to the music, must mention Bear McCreary, and his goddamn fucking beautiful score that tips already emotionally charged, compellingly written, wonderfully acted scenes over the edge of reason and leaves all viewers sobbing heaps on the ground (in a good way, promise, totally good way) 

This show genuinely gets better and better and better and better with every single episode. The first season is NOT the best piece of television in history, but it does kind of what it needs to establish itself. It’s got some sticky moments that I wish weren’t there, though it just about gets away with most of them, and it’s BEYOND worth it for the following three seasons, because I think it’s possible to see the potential in that scene.  

And it doesn’t escalate the same way Game of Thrones does (the fact that this show isn’t as popular/more so than the travesty that GoT has become is honestly….There is no justice in this world. None.) It doesn’t just, welp, let’s throw in some more explosions and cheap shock value shots! It gets deeper. It gets richer. The world is expanded, the characters are fleshed out. It actually relies LESS on the showy violence and digs more deeply into the characters, their relationships, the politics and morality and of this world and these situations. 

Speaking of morality, all of the characters are deeply complex, and genuinely grey characters. (I feel like this is something that gets thrown around a lot, but often doesn’t have the proper substance or emotional weight required to make it work. It works on this show. It works incredibly well.) Because grey characters means that they’ve all done bad shit, they’ve all done good shit, they’ve all pushed themselves to the limits, and beyond, of what they’re capable of for the things that they believe are right. It’s possible for all of the characters to see themselves as heroes, while being seen by others as villains. But the truly remarkable thing, I think, is that it’s possible for an AUDIENCE to see this too. Both sides of each of these characters is explored, and the nuance, and the complexity, and the balance that’s struck between that thin line of hero and villain, and good and evil, and how it has you walk along it the entire season, condemning a characters’ actions, but empathising far too strongly with their ideals, and with them for you to ever hate them or simply paint them as a monster (the nuanced discussion of this in-world is fascinating, and could legitimately be the subject for dissertations tbh) 

The cast are all….Genuinely wonderful human beings tbh. And however much u love this show…u will never love it as much as they do. Never. It’s beautiful.  

Thomas Hamilton requires a bullet point all of his own as a Reason To Watch This Show. 

So does Max. 

So does Anne. 

So does Eleanor. 

So does Miranda. 

So does Madi. 

:) PLS WATCH THIS SHOW THE LADIES. P L E A S E.  

Funnily enough, the Lauren Answer to this question is exactly the same as the TL;DR: 

PLEASE FUCKING WATCH THIS SHOW. 

THERE ARE ONLY FOUR SEASONS. EACH SEASON HAS, AT MOST, 10 EPISODES IN IT. IT IS COMPLETE. IT HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ENDING IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE THAT MADE ME CRY LEGITIMATE, FULL-FLOWING HAPPY TEARS BECAUSE OF ITS PERFECTION. THE ENDING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU, OKAY. NONE OF IT WILL DISAPPOINT YOU. THERE IS REP. THERE IS ALL THE REP, OKAY. THERE IS GOOD WRITING. THERE IS GOOD STORYTELLING. THERE IS GOOD CINEMATOGRAPHY. THERE IS GOOD MUSIC. THERE IS GOOD CHARACTERS. THERE IS GOOD CHARACTER ARCS. THERE IS ALL THE COMPLEX, NUANCED EXPLORATION OF MORALITY THIS SITE IS ALWAYS BEGGING FOR. THERE IS GOOD EVERYTHING OKAY JUST FUCKING WATCH IT. I AM A STEP AWAY FROM CRAWLING TO YOUR HOUSES ON MY KNEES AND BANGING ON THE DOOR AND BEGGING YOU. WATCH. THE. THING. and then come thank me for introducing it to you :) 

Content/Trigger warnings: This show IS good, but I’m also aware it’s pretty visceral in some places, so know your triggers: heavy/graphic rape trigger warning for several episodes of the first season. There’s graphic violence/blood/gore trigger warnings for every season. Sex and nudity is fairly prevalent in all four seasons, too, most heavily in the first, but it gets less and less as the seasons go on, though it never fully disappears. So please be aware of those things before you give it a try. And do try and persevere if you get a little stuck with the first season/if you’re on the fence at all KEEP GOING. I PROMISE IT’S WORTH IT. 

Also if other folk have reasons for watching this show/can explain more eloquently than my incoherent yelling: pls feel free to add on to this. 

anonymous asked:

😂 your headcanon of alt experiment #218 just made me picture Eleanor's exasperation at Tahani having an 'accent' when no one else does in the pilot. So like, while they're ''fighting'' in the house, Eleanor just puts on a fake English accent as well 😂 😂 😂

you are absolutELY correct like  LEGIT  eleanor shellstrop is such a chiLD that she would do that even while tahani is her soulmate. normally the mocking accent only comes out when she’s complaining to chidi or janet, but the one time it accidentally comes out when she’s arguing with tahani???? ?? ? all heck breaks loose like tahani would look so offended like ‘ do u think i sound like that??? ’ and then eleanor would alsO get offended bc ‘ what? is my british accent not good enough for you either???????? ’