The very first time I heard of Australian band The Paper Kites, it was via a gorgeous remix of their song Featherstones by Lakechild. The five piece are gearing up to release a sophomore album titled Twelvefour come August 28th, via Nettwerk Records. The record was written between the hours of midnight and four in the morning, and it’s a concept album that explores the theory that an artist’s creative peak lays within these hours. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of this, as other bands and musicians have said the same to me. Perhaps due to this sleep derived state of mind, lead single Electric Indigo carries a distinct dreaminess and foggy warmth. It’s as if I were walking through a dream that takes me back to the 80′s, down a path of The 1975 evoking nostalgia. Electric Indigo is an intoxicating song with some HAIM meets The Chain Gang Of 1974 soft groove, as well as a thickly synthy atmosphere.
Things on Shay mountain escalated quickly this episode… and
I’m glad. I thought the Farrell hostage situation would be drawn out for a few
episodes, but Kinnah weren’t messing around. They killed that poor guy and that
was all G’Win needed to consent (and good). I agreed with half the crap Moregon said to G’Win…
it was the truth. As soon as she found out the Kinnah were no good, she ran her
ass straight to Big Foster. She got a big side eye from me on that because just
a couple of days ago she got on Hasil for coming to her with his problems and
now look at her. Granted, her problem was a huge deal for the whole clan, but
it’s interesting that the first thing the leader did during a major crisis was turn to someone else (I might have been cool with it if she hadn’t said what she said to Hasil… because that IS what family is for).
I was also mad at whoever made the preview for this episode. Had us all looking
forward to G’Win getting shot when it was really just Shurn making assumptions.
😒 When Moregon started going on about how the strongest had to die, I was thinking
she better be careful because she seemed to be the strongest around at that point. I didn’t
think for a second G’Win would kill Big Foster, but I was actually surprised
when G’Win turned the knife on herself… and that teamwork move to kill/severely
injure Moregon was nice.
My heart breaks for this man more and more each week. While
I don’t give a shit that that racist ass man is dead, I feel really bad for Lil
Foster. He’s not a killer, but that guy pushed him and pushed him and pushed
him. Previews for next week have me hopeful that our mountain teddy bear will
be home soon.
Wade and Ledda
I feel the need to congratulate Wade again for not turning
back to his pills. This man has so much
on his plate right now and it seems like everyone around him insists on acting
crazy, jackass-like, or stupid. Ledda sees her days as numbered and is really
showing out, which is fine, honestly. She should spend her final days living
her life the way she wants, but I wish she’d do it in a way that doesn’t bring
weird strangers into her house or get her cat murdered or get burning things
thrown through her windows… she does have a family after all.
My loves. In their first scene together this week, we see
Sally Ann laying everything out for Hasil.
She’s getting her shit together. She’s thinking, planning, and
making lists. I was proud of her, but not surprised. She was the one bringing
in the money when she lived with James, so she knows how to run a home. As
frustrated as she and Hasil both were (“I know you know what toilet paper is.” “How
much air cost down here?”), I’m glad she took the time to break everything
down. And when her frustration reached its peak, Hasil quickly reassured her
that he was going to do his part. I love that he asked her to trust him and she
said, “okay,” and that was the end of the conversation. Hasil proved she was
right to trust when he brought home money, as promised, and even more significantly…
when Sally Ann asked him how he got his black eye, he told the truth. He didn’t
even hesitate. I really expected him to lie y’all. I expected it because it seemed
like the sort of things the writers would have him do just to up the drama, as
if they didn’t already have enough. It’s not just that though. I thought he
would lie because I thought Sally Ann would not be okay with him making money
that way. And you know, I don’t think she’s okay with it all, but they really
are in between a rock and a hard place. The best she could do is ask him to be
safe, and he said he would, and our boy has proven himself to be a man of his
He better keep safe, because Sally Ann, me, and the rest of
the Sasil crew will hurt him if he goes off and gets himself hurt… and
whoever hurts him will share the fate of ol’ nazi ass dude in the prison yard.
If Hasil keeps up like he did his first night fighting (and so long as no one
cheats), then we have nothing to worry about. He’s even built up some fans!
Check out those 3 finger cheers in the background!
I was, and am, very excited that Hasil and Sally Ann have
their own place, but I quickly realized that I fairytaled the whole thing up in
my head (I blame that kissing up against the wall scene we’ve been sneak peeking for months). Hasil’s reaction to the new place sort of broke my heart. Like I know
he was glad they had a place to stay and he was so cute and playful, but you could see through it. He was trying to hide some very
complex emotions with a smile ( @saturnineaqua describes this really well in her
The last Sasil scene with Hasil out in the backyard really drove all this home. Hasil will do
anything for Sally Ann and his baby, but he really misses the mountain and…
I feel like I say this every week, but I wish they could have it all y’all. I need Hasil to win the
Official Underground Fighting Ring National Championship and use those winnings
to build him and his new family a happy little electricity and toilet paper having mountain
cabin so they have the best of both worlds.
Oh and Hasil is going to be an awesome and fun daddy. That
whole “It’s so big I lost ya,” scene…. Be still my heart at the thought of him playing like that with a mini Sally Ann or Hasil.
Oh and another thing! Don’t know how I could forget. I was dying at Hasil’s body language when Sally Ann pulled away from him to go talk about tables and chairs and shelves
No worries though. He brought up the placement of the bed to get things going the direction he (and we!) really wanted.
Percy looked over the map, at the library, of Agea. He was looking for the name of the town he grew up in, Mare. He knew it was by the ocean and it was decent size.
“Did you find it?” Annabeth asked, coming over with some books. She was working at the library and was re-shelving books. “Your town I mean.”
“No.” Percy replied. “I can’t find Mare anywhere.”
Annabeth put the books down on Percy’s table and took a peek over his shoulder. Her hand ran over the map, as if she knew where to look. As she looked over the map, her hand brushed Percy’s. A small shock went through her hand.
Static electricity. She thought. The paper is old and I’ve been moving my hand around.
Her feelings for Percy have been pushed down for the past couple of days. She knew it was bound to happen, get feelings for Percy. He’s been living with her and she started to see Percy as a great guy before she found out the truth about him.
So yes, she had feelings for him now. But he was going to go back home and be the hero he was suppose to be. He would forget about her once she helped him get home.
“Found it.” Annabeth said, pointing to a dot about a centimeter in diameter. “It’s on the east side of the kingdom. So it’ll be a couple days to get there.”
Percy looked at the map then back at Annabeth. “I think I know how to get there less than a couple of days.”
“How?” Annabeth asked.
Percy smiled a bit. “I got some friends in the sea that could help us out. Ever heard of hippocampi?”
I wore my Tulip cosplay from Infinity Train to Anime Next this weekend =D
I didn’t have time to post draft photos before the con, so I took some after. I made the jacket, leggings, skirt, glowy-hand attachment, and one-one. I couldn’t find the draft I did for the skirt, but I did find the leftovers of the fabric I used. I dyed the jacket fabric (originally white) with with Rit Synthetic Peacock Dye and iPoly Green Dye. The skirt was dyed with Rit Synthetic Frost Gray Dye and Rit Black Dye. The legging’s fabric was bought with the color seen above. The white undershirt, boots, and backpack were bought from Amazon.
One-One was made using 3D printing and was made of about 13 different pieces (not including nuts, the rod, and screws). I will upload something later about this and more pictures of what it looks like on the inside.
The numbers were also 3D printed, while the green sheet was electrical-cuttable paper bought from ebay. It glows VERY nicely in dark spaces and gives a nice effect when taking photos.
I took seflies and my friend took a few photos of me over the weekend, so I’ll upload those later ^>^
Forget to charge your music player before a run, or the
battery life of your smartphone insufficient to get you through the day? For a
generation that depends on electronic devices for their daily needs, the challenge
of charging or powering gadgets begs for a sustainable solution.
Bookplate of Charles F. Roth (d. 1954). During his life, Roth worked as the chief chemist for the Standard Oil Company as well as a consulting chemist during WWI for the Filtration Corp. Much of his time was spent as an organizer of expositions for the paper, electric, and heating/ventilating industries. He was President of the International Exposition Co. (N.Y.) at the time of his death. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Chemists Club (N.Y.).
Happy Birthday, Sami Zayn! Not exactly a
birthday prompt, but I tried to take it there. Also, if you haven’t listened to
DNCE’s “Toothbrush,” please do. It’s SO good!
Sami Zayn/OC. For Anon: A fic
based off of DNCE’s song “Toothbrush.” Basically the reader and Sami have been
hooking up for years, but just recently Sami has fallen for her and tries to
convince her to stay more than just the night. Cute, fluffy smut.