“It used to feel like a fairy tale Now it seems we were just pretending We’d fix our world Then on our way to a happy ending
Then it turned out life was far less like a bedtime story Than a tragedy with no big reveal of the hero’s glory
And it seems we weren’t prepared for a game that wasn’t fair
Do we just go home? Can we follow through? When all hope is gone there is one thing we can do
Let’s just live Day by day and not be conquered by our sorrows The past can’t hold us down we must break free Inside we’re torn apart but time will mend out hearts Move onward not there yet So let’s just live!”
i. home - phillip phillips // ii.geronimo - sheppard // iii. young volcanoes - fall out boy // iv. the days - avicii ft. robbie williams // v. larger than life - pinkzebra ft. benji jackson // vi. from finner - of monsters and men // vii.
radical face // viii.just one day-
mighty oaks // ix. eyes open - taylor swift // x. young blood - the naked and the famous // xi. gold in the summertime - matt nathanson // xii. summer - imagine dragons // xiii. bonus track
i. pompeii - bastille // ii. the end - mayday parade // iii. immortals - fall out boy // iv. it has begun - starset // v. get up - barcelona // vi. king and lionheart - of monsters and men // vii. ghosttown - madonna // viii. overcome - new politics // ix. change - taylor swift // x. battle scars - paradise fears // xi. how far we’ve come - matchbox 20 // xii. warriors - imagine dragons // xiii. bonus track
i. in our bedroom after the war - stars //now is the start - a fine frenzy // iii. the kids aren’t alright - fall out boy // iv. life starts now - three days grace // v. after the storm - mumford and sons // vi. silhouettes - of monsters and men // vii. rivers and roads - the head and the heart // viii. here’s to us - kevin rudolf // ix. long live - taylor swift // x. dear sister, your brother - talain rayne // xi. follow love - ffh // xii. it’s time - imagine dragons // xiii. bonus track
It’s been a while since I drew this, but I can now share that I’ve had the privilege of contributing an illustration to the 2016 Spring issue of The Watsonian, the journal of the John H. Watson Society–many thanks to @letter-airy for inviting me.
For those unfamiliar with him, pictured above is the late Michael Williams, who played Watson opposite Clive Merrison’s Holmes in the BBC Radio adaptation written (mostly) by Bert Coules. This series is my absolute favourite rendition of canon of all the ones I’ve encountered, which is saying something seeing as it’s an audio only format. There are also very few photos of these guys, so I’ve taken the liberty of drawing them in character.
kiss me // ed sheeran shades of blue// ashton edminster somehwere only we know // lily allen hold my heart // sara bareilles hazy // rosi golan ft. william fitzsimmons breath and sound // tom gross the carriers // sophie hutchings venice // the lighthouse and the whaler if love // alev lenz like a star // corinne bailey rae forever alive // keiko necesario i like you // rosi golan fools // lauren aquilina i will follow you into the dark// death cab for cutie
marry you // bruno mars think about you // leon suddenly i see // kt turnstall dance with me // ra ra riot daydreamer // young the giant palace // hayley kiyoko thunder // jessie j youth // troye sivan unsteady // x ambassadors zoom // dnce
Some Zedd lockscreens I made during last night’s insomnia (again) 😅
Related songs (in order) :
• Zedd - Find You (ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant)
• Zedd - Stay the Night (ft. Hayley Williams)
• Zedd - Clarity (ft. Foxes)
• Zedd - Spectrum (ft. Matthew Koma)
• Zedd - Beautiful Now (ft. Jon Bellion)
I took Isla with me to the Women’s March in Austin last weekend, and she watched the airport protests with me on Facebook live tonight. (Also the video of Ft. Worth police officer William Martin assaulting Jacqueline Craig and Brea Hymond this morning, talking through each step of the encounter and why the officer was wrong and why the situation was unjust.) I make her listen to the news with me in the car every morning on the way to daycare. We’ve been having A LOT of talks about standing up for what is right, Black Lives Matter, protecting immigrants, etc. Tonight when I was putting her to bed she was chanting “Immigrants are welcome here, immigrants are welcome here,” and told me as I kissed her good night, “I love immigrants. Do you love immigrants, Mama?”
Most of the time I’m not sure I’m a good mom, but if nothing else, IF NOTHING ELSE, I’m pretty sure I’m getting this right. I know so many white people with kids around the same age as Isla who have told me they have tried as much as possible to shelter their children from Donald Trump and racism and all the ugliness in the world. If a 4-year-old black child can’t depend on police to protect and defend them, if a 4-year-old immigrant or child of immigrants has to live afraid they might be separated from their family because of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, if a 4-year-old refugee is not sure they will be able to get to safety, if a 4-year-old Muslim can see their place of worship burned on the night our president does his dead level best to keep Muslims out of our country, then my 4-year-old white child IS NOT going to be sheltered from their realities.
Her white skin already gives her so much power over other people. I’m more worried about the kind of weapon she could turn into against people of color and Muslims because I stayed silent with her, than I am about “harming” her by telling her the truth. I know our talks may not be perfect, but I cannot let her think what’s happening right now (and has been happening a long time, let’s not kid ourselves) is okay or permissible or to be accepted in silence.