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[muffled ‘dream weaver’ playing in the background]

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Life Was a Song, You Came Along  , by @rainbowninja

It’s embarrassing how long it takes Louis to recognize his own song. Niall had sung it as a bright, hopeful love song, and that’s honestly how Louis had always assumed it should sound. But this new voice, slow and rough, stripped of any backing instrument, has infused the lyrics with just the tumultuous mix of fear and defiance that Louis can remember so clearly from the night he wrote them.

It’s not a comfortable thing, to feel like someone is singing all your secrets back to you.

Louis is a songwriter trapped in a lie that could ruin his best friend’s career. Harry owns a record store, distrusts everyone in the music industry on principle, but loves Niall Horan’s newest album. A modern retelling of Singin’ in the Rain.

Harry/Louis | 31k | angst | hate to love | explicit (b!Louis)

Later, whenever Louis tells the story, he starts with Pitchfork. When questioned, he always argues that the day Pitchfork reviewed Niall’s album was the day things really started going to shit.

It’s not quite true, of course. The seeds of destruction had actually been sown months ago by Simon Cowell, head of one of the largest record labels in Britain and also, incidentally, Louis’ boss. Simon was the one who had pushed for Niall to be branded as a singer-songwriter: “you know, speaking from the heart. Just you and your guitar on stage, like all that Ed Sheeran bullshit? It’ll be huge.” Simon was also the one who told Niall to pass Louis’ music off as his own, using words like “gift” and “happy compromise.” And then, when they’d both initially refused, using words like “legal battle” and “PR disaster” instead.

Louis knows he should regret the album that resulted. Although Louis and Liam have a bit of a reputation in the industry as hit-makers, they mostly write pop songs for boy bands and X Factor winners, and Louis had never intended for the songs in his personal notebooks to see the light of day. He can’t bring himself to regret that they have. Which is why Louis can’t blame Niall, or the album, or even Simon (mostly). And every time Louis suggests blaming himself, Liam launches into an earnest monologue that Louis doesn’t have the heart to forestall.

Instead, Louis decides to blame Pitchfork. He thinks Pitchfork exemplifies the type of pretentious, name-dropping, overly metaphorical nonsense that makes for the worst kind of music reviewing these days.

So, you know, they probably had it coming.


(thanks to @melmanpur for the manip, the notebook manip is mine with @yourssincerelylarry font), the Harry/Zayn is unknown.)

Life Was a Song, You Came Along
by rainbowninja167

Summary:

It’s embarrassing how long it takes Louis to recognize his own song. Niall had sung it as a bright, hopeful love song, and that’s honestly how Louis had always assumed it should sound. But this new voice, slow and rough, stripped of any backing instrument, has infused the lyrics with just the tumultuous mix of fear and defiance that Louis can remember so clearly from the night he wrote them.

It’s not a comfortable thing, to feel like someone is singing all your secrets back to you.


Louis is a songwriter trapped in a lie that could ruin his best friend’s career. Harry owns a record store, distrusts everyone in the music industry on principle, but loves Niall Horan’s newest album. A modern retelling of Singin’ in the Rain.

Imagine if Zionists decided on Argentina instead of Palestine (Fun fact: Argentina was actually considered by Zionists, along with Uganda.) and then expelled thousands of indigenous Argentinians when establishing the Jewish state, and then said “What the hell are you complaining about? There’s tons of other Spanish countries you can move to. Let Jews have this one country for ourselves so we can be safe.”

And that’s how stupid Zionists sound when they say that Palestinians can/should just go to “any of the many Arab countries”, because Arab countries aren’t interchangeable any more than Spanish speaking Latin American countries are. Iraqis aren’t interchangeable with Jordanians just like Peruvians aren’t interchangeable with Chileans.

andromedasstars  asked:

Hi, I was wondering if you had any headcanons for Abby and Neil? I mean everyone knows that boy needs good loving parental figures and as Wymack pretty much has 'team-dad' covered...

I’VE THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT THIS OK NEIL NEEDS A GENTLE MOTHERING SOUL (this entire thing is cheesy but I’m a sucker for that shit so here we go)

  • neil knows mothers as hard and punishing and tough love
  • he recognizes his mother’s brand of love because he grew up around her
  • he recognizes being beaten for a wrong move because he needs to be safe
  • he recognizes love as caring for him even if its harsh and cold
  • its why he doesnt need to be told “i love you” by andrew and why he doesnt need to say it back
  • he knows love as protection with angry words and fists
  • and later he knows love as andrews hand on his neck and a rough pat on the back after a game
  • he doesnt recognize love as soft words and gentle hands, so maybe thats why he doesnt recognize abbys actions towards him

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Today, I fucked up... by taking a girl to a Holocaust museum for our first date

I’ll keep this brief since I’m having to type with my elbows while I’m double-facepalming.

I met this girl on Tinder, and after a few messages, we agreed to meet up in person. I’m horrible at thinking of fun things to do on a date, but I remembered reading on her profile that she likes museums. I asked if there were any museums that she wanted to go to, to which she said, “Let’s go to that Holocaust museum!” At the time, the blood wasn’t exactly in my brain, so I said, “Sure, sounds like fun!” I should have said “How about no? Let’s go to literally any other kind of museum.”

We arrived at the museum, and as I stood there looking at a massive pile of twisted glasses frames and discarded shoes worn by the prisoners, I realized that I have seriously fucked up. What started off as a damn good first date, quickly became a regretful experience. We didn’t talk, we didn’t hold hands or make any physical contact whatsoever; we just walked in somber silence.

I tried to lighten the mood, but once you’ve been brought down by the atrocities of the Holocaust, there’s really no cheering-up for a while. I dropped her off at her house without so much as a fist-bump, and drove myself home.

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Last of Linktober, The Madness of Princess Zelda

Man outside of Hyrule castle:
> Oh hey, you there!

> I’ve seen you around playing with the princess from time to time…

> But lately the princess seems different.

> She doesn’t laugh as much anymore or take time to talk with the townspeople.

> All she does is spend her time in the castle with that absurd bird on her head.

> The queen too… She seems to have forgotten her people, wanting to go to war with the neighboring kingdoms.

> Even the Princess’s music has changed. I should know I taught her how to play.

> It sounds strange… even otherworldly and people don’t seem to notice.

> But when I said something about it she had me thrown out of the the castle….*sigh

> Do you know what happened to the princess?

I’m sorry to say this is the end of Linktober for me. I wanted to finish it off with a story…I hope to return to this someday but that may be a long while before that happens. Unfortunately life intervened…

*Note The illustration on the bottom is an older version, The one on top being the more current model.

What do the Languages of India Sound Like?

India has a population of 1.2 billion people (just slightly behind the PRC) and with that comes some 400+ languages and multiple language families in one country. Obviously I’m not going to show every single language found in India. I’m going to focus on the 22 languages as defined in the Eight Schedule to the Indian constitution, so you can get a teeny-tiny sample of some of the languages of the second most populous nation on earth and how they sound.

All videos are from youtube. They should all play fine in the US, cannot guarantee that for anywhere else. However for pretty much all of these (except a few on the bottom) there are like a bajillion things like just type the language name into youtube and you’ll get like a good 50 movies showing up.

Borrowing of English words is very common in India so don’t be surprised if you’re listening to one and suddenly you there’s English for like two words and then back to whatever language it is.

Also there is a chance that some of the videos may not actually contain the language they’re supposed to contain. I do not speak any of these languages and I had to go off of what labels the video had as well as basic google searches if I could. If there is a mistake, I apologize. And if you catch a mistake let me know so I can get it fixed.

What does Hindi sound like?

Cucumber Benefits For Health and Beauty In Hindi - खीरे के लाभ @ jaipurthepinkcity.com

What does Bengali sound like?

Purnodoirgho Prem Kahini 2 | Trailer-2 | Bengali Movie | Shakib Khan | Joya Ahsan | SIS Media

What does Telugu sound like?

(Some English at beginning) PARICHAYAM ||Telugu Short Film By Klapboard Productions|| Harish Nagaraj Film

What does Marathi sound like?

Puranpoli - Emotional Marathi Short Film | Pocket Films

What does Tamil sound like?

Kalyana Parisu | Tamil Serial | Episode 616 | 29/02/2016

What does Urdu sound like?

Sairbeen 29th February 2016.BBC Urdu

What does Gujarati sound like?

Promo : Aa Namo Bahu Nade Che - Popular Gujarati Natak 2016 - Sanjay Goradia

What does Kannada sound like?

FOREIGN RETURNED - Kannada Short Film - Puneeth B.A

What does Malayalam sound like?

“അപ്പൻ ആരാ മോൻ” - Malayalam  2016 Comedy Short Film Appan ara mon

What does Odia sound like?

Dr Maya Gantayat Interview on Cerebral Palsy in Odia language

What does Punjabi sound like?

Ambarsariya Trailer - Diljit Dosanjh, Navneet, Monica, Lauren, Gul Panag | Latest Punjabi Movie 2016

What does Assamese sound like?

Touching Story Of A House Wife | Assamese short film - A New Dawn (Eti Notun Prabhat)

What does Maithili sound like?

गोनू झा के किस्से  (भाग -1) | Maithili TV programme | Maithili Serial | Gonu Jha

What does Santali sound like?

MON JURI TINJ 2014 Santali Movie Trailer

What does Kashmiri sound like?

*Kashmiri Folk Medley - Aabha Hanjura & Sufistication - Kappa TV

What does Nepali sound like?

फेसबुक प्रेम Comedy Guys Episode -3 |Nepali Comedy |Govinda Koirala|Suresh Thapa|Buddhi Tamang

What does Konkani sound like?

WIKITONGUES: Ashwath speaking Konkani

What does Sindhi sound like?

Sindhi language

What does Dogri sound like?

Satsang In J&k Local Dogri Language

What does Manipuri sound like?

Words of Life Manipuri (মৈইতৈইলোন) People/Language Movie Trailer

What does Bodo sound like?

Good News Bodo: Meche People/Language Movie Trailer

What does Sanskrit sound like?

Sushma Swaraj’s Sanskrit Speech in World Sanskrit conference in Bangkok

*Breaks my rule about no songs because I really couldn’t find much that wasn’t music and I figured something is better than nothing.

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that-one-wolf-grrl  asked:

I kind of wanna compile all the stuff you've said about modern Levi and write a fanfic. Not like a shipping fic, just a fic about Levi. His life, his issues, his dreams, his thoughts. Just to try to capture the intricacies of his mind. Maybe him opening a tea shop or smthing. I just kind of have this mad respect for Levi and how you've designed his character.

That actually sounds pretty interesting. Should you do that let me know so I can read it, please.

anonymous asked:

You seem to be getting... annoyed with asks at the moment friend judging by the way you're replying, why not turn off asks for a while? :)

Do I sound rude in my answers? I always try to give matter-of-fact advice and sometimes I want to be funny or draw someone’s attention to something obvious they’re missing, like the existance of my FAQ or my Q&A (and I don’t want anyone to read all my messages but scrolling through the first page would be nice sometimes.) Maybe I do that the wrong way. I didn’t mean to. I’m bad at social interactions, I’m never nice and tactful enough. I don’t talk to many people, maybe that’s why :) So if anyone felt offended it wasn’t my intention.

Anon Please...

“In particular today I’d like to take this occasion to remind all of us of how much we need sisterhood in a world where some women write horrible things about bloggers they don’t even know and jump to conclusions about the motives of bloggers because those women don’t fulfill their very retrograde view of how women should behave.*

Wow!  the utter, utter lack of self-awareness and  the total irony of these lines are astonishing.  Try tweaking this one thought in particular and see how it plays out on a day to celebrate women… “We need sisterhood in a world where some women write horrible things about A WOMAN they don’t even know and jump to conclusions about HER motives because that WOMAN doesn’t fulfill their very retrograde view of how women should behave.”

There that sounds better!  Because if there is any example of a segment of people who have been obsessed at being totally judgemental about someone who they don’t have the first clue about, it is the SGB/Hater/“skeptics” for going on 3 years now

It isn’t wrong to stand up to internet bullies who harass the friends and colleagues of BC and SH.  It isn’t going against “sisterhood” to call out a group of hateful people who have made it their mission to slag a woman for her looks, her clothing, her pregnancies, the way she holds her child in her arms, the way she walks, the way she smiles, the way stands or the way how her husband and her carry on with their private lives.  Those who believe in “sisterhood” don’t try to shame another woman by calling her a drug addict, a “whore” or a gold digger - all without a shred of actual evidence. 

The people behind sites like The_Cumberbatches are folks who see a moral wrong and say “This person doesn’t deserve such treatment! And here is why!“ 

The bloggers who continue their campaign of vileness against BC and his wife and family are the ones who are saying things like wishing SH was in jail or dead of an overdose.  They are the ones who accuse her of illegalities (fraud, abuse, drug addiction, prostitution) and yet not one charge or investigation of any of these serious charges has EVER been made by an actual authority.  That is slanderous and morally reprehensible behaviour in almost any right-thinking person’s book.

Sophie Hunter is NOT Ann Coulter or Betsy DeVos.  That analogy is totally false and the so-called “skeptics” know it. 

Coulter is someone who had written thousands of words that attack all kinds people who don’t fall in line with her political ideas. When has Sophie Hunter EVER done anything like that?  She has never even uttered any words or written about any public policies, nor has she ever encouraged others to support people she endorses politically. 

DeVos is a US cabinet member and is in a position of influence that can affect thousands of people by her politics. 

Sophie Hunter is a woman who married an actor and has no political influence on anyone’s life (either in the US or her own country of the UK).  She has pretty much confined her public life to supporting charities, working in her niche art area, raising a family and accompanying her husband to events.  There are only a small handful of interviews she has ever done, and she has NEVER one word about the bloggers who continue to insult her on a daily basis.

To say the Hater’s efforts to vilify Sophie Hunter is comparable to fair criticism directed at highly visible women in the political arena is completely without any rational basis

And it is just an attempt to obfuscate the issue - that the “skeptics” are just a group of rude, ignorant people who like to target insults at someone who they don’t even know as a person at all.  They haven’t spoken to her (and she hasn’t ever spoken to them either), they haven’t had any direct communication with her and yet they have decided (without any basis in fact at all) that she is someone who is only worthy of their scorn and derision. 

There is a famous saying - “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”  Well, relentlessly attacking someone who has done no harm shouldn’t triumph as far as I am concerned.  Sites like this are a positive way of showing THE OPPOSITION to that type of hatred. 

Absolutely nothing wrong with that!


Thank you! This is exactly why I have this blog, to offer a positive voice to counter the negative ones.