I hate how some classical fans think that classical music is superior to all other music, especially so-called "popular" music -- no, it's the music that you prefer, but that doesn't make it better or worse. It pisses me off so much, despite the fact that I listen to basically exclusively classical music.
that’s exactly one of the main points we’re trying to get across! no music is inherently better than other music regardless of personal preference, and the degree of popularity certainly doesn’t make it superior or inferior. even in bach’s and mozart’s days, there were people putting them down and praising the old renaissance masters as the only good music, and i bet that they’re two of the composers that people like this worship.
however, this attitude isn’t just limited to classical music, or even just music in general - it’s present to some extent in pretty much every group, where some people think that their art form/science/nationality/etc is inherently better than another. it’s kind of too big of a problem for us to even attempt to address right now, but the where i personally have the chance to make an impact is in the classical music community. so yes, i definitely agree with you, and this type of thinking should be stopped. i too listen to pretty much only classical music, but that doesn’t mean that i should think pop songs or jazz is any worse than my chosen genre, and “popular music” is popular for a reason. people should just let other people enjoy what they enjoy!
- mod chopin
honestly, i agree with u 100%! i have a hugely diverse music taste, from hip hop to indie to pop to classical. and u know what, none of them r better than the other, each genre makes me equally happy! if an artist puts in love and effort into a song, whether it’s a major concerto or a soundcloud rap, it is art and has the potential to inspire and make people feel something.
something that was really bothering me, and had been bothering me for a long while, was the way that i wrote the third chapter of Down in the Dumps. I had gotten some stinging amounts of mail all demanding updates as well as a lot of pressure in my day to day life, and doing what i thought was best, i took to my computer, wrote something and submitted it as was.
fuckkkk was i upset with it.
i didn’t like my style, the plot, or the content. and the storyline felt forced and contrived.
this was meant to be a fun project for me to persue, and with the amount ofmean things that were being said everyday about why i wasn’t working harder or what they did/didn’t like, i wasn’t following my own ideas and perspective for this story and wrote something i wasn’t happy with.
THAT BEING SAID!
i’ve deleted chapter three (not chapters 1 or 2!), and i’m going back to do it again. i’m going to do my best to have it up ASAP. but whatever it will be, it will be more to what iwant to write and how i want to write it.
this story is my form of catharsis! it’s how i get through my day, by jotting down things in notebooks.
so that’s what i’m going to go back to doing! letting it be my project (and ignore the most frequent of steaming messages in my inbox). i’ll put up a chapter i like and then continue from there!
i have more written! but the anxiety of that chapter and my own daily responsibilities of school and family life were holding me back from publishing anything else. now that i’ve taken that step and deleted that chapter, i can start fresh! and i can have a better perspective of why i started this in the first place!
to those who have stuck with me, thank you! it means the world. and hopefully now, with this major anxiety troll off my shoulders, i can start writing more frequently again! you’ve all be so wonderful and i appreciate it. so bear with me!
(chapter 1 and 2 are still up, and if my plans go right, the third chapter will be up in a week or two! followed by the fourth!)
thank you again to all my incredible friends for their amazing support! y’all are the best!
I had to move Artemis’ appointment to tomorrow morning due to my mother not being able to come with me today, and I need her there. I really can’t do this on my own… I don’t want to do it at all, but I know he needs peace.
Thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful comments and overwhelming support during this very difficult and sad time. All of your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes are so greatly appreciated by both of us.
Summary : Lucy lives a very successful life. But others would call it a ‘business-over-pleasure’ lifestyle. When she gets a new neighbor her life turns upside down. He does everything he can to show her what life is like outside the stuffy suits and lonely offices.
It’s been too long! Please forgive me… But hey, this chapter is the start of a long updating spree. So enjoy!
It had been about two months since Natsu had taken her horseback riding. About twice a week since then, he had taken her somewhere crazy. They found a nest of baby sea turtles when he took her to the beach and he had gotten a cold the weekend he took her up the mountain to go skiing. Anything and everything had happened.
And the craziest thing was, she enjoyed it. She even looked forward to him knocking on her door! His coffee was amazing, plus he was good looking. Really… good looking.
Lucy rung out her washcloth, as if she was strangling her heart from all these feelings.
“Of course,” she huffed to herself, “the busy CEO would fall for the first person to show her what life is like outside of the office.”
Sighing, she grabbed her shampoo bottle. It was almost midnight, but it was the earliest time she had to shower. Natsu had literally just left her apartment after they made a late dinner together.
She had fallen, hard and fast for her neighbor. And she had no idea what to do.
5:30 in the morning came way too soon for Lucy’s liking. She yawned as she stepped into the hallway and turned to lock her door.
Before making her way to the elevator, she glanced at the door across from her own. There was a festive wreath hanging there. Christmas was just a few weeks away, and he was more than ready for it. She should know, he begged her to help him put his decorations, even if she hadn’t put hers yet. He promised to help her with that his weekend, but she may have to take him shopping with her since she didn’t actually own many decorations.
Sighing, Lucy walked into the brand-new elevator that Natsu helped install. He was such an enigma. He could do all these things so well…
“And I still don’t know what he does for a living…” she pouted, all this time spent together and she still didn’t know!
Stepping out of the elevator, she dragged her feet to her car, stopping when she almost ran into someone… who was normally not conscious at this hour, “Natsu?”
“She said you had traveled far and had the most beautiful hands. She claimed you had the soul of the samurai and that you promised to be her friend. And, as a samurai, breaking that promise would be the same as treason.” –Reina telling Joker what young Kamui had said to Emperor Sumeragi to convince for Joker to stay in Hoshido, from The Joker Between the Decks by @writeanddrawthis
(I hope that as an artist, I did justice on drawing hands in this scene.)
And I’m still not even remotely finished with the sketch/lines. I think I need to expand the canvas space for the Kinshi in the background. I also took some liberties with the Kinshi Knight armor for Jakob; added just a smidgen of design touches from his normal Nohrian design~
Corrin’s armor though…was a different story for me. Gosh I hope it looks okay.
Oh, the bow! The design of the bow is supposed to be based off of the horns of Corrin’s dragon form!
Somewhere down the line in the sketching process…I somehow stopped sketching and just freehand-inked the rest of the image. So now I need to go back and touch-up the parts that were still sketchy.
(I’m very proud of this so far, and the happy feeling I get from drawing something like this is certainly good motivation for me to improve.)
September 3rd, Bangtan was prepping for Show Champion in Manila. This is the day that Tae found out his grandma had passed away. (He announced at MUSTER that his grandma passed away, which is why he randomly said, “I love you my grandma” during their music show.) K-ARMYs tweets say how they’re sorry for not fully paying attention to the sadness painted on his face. We love you, Tae, and hope your heart heals soon.