i can't stop using this song

Evening Mint Tea

Pairing: Amami/Saihara (AmaSai)
Characters: Rantarou Amami, Shuuichi Saihara, Kaede Akamatsu, Kokichi Ouma (mentioned), Miu Iruma (mentioned)
Words: 2,476
AO3 Link: here

Description: “A mint-haired fox whose entire personality is a syrupy disguise… His type are ones that never dare to take the risk with owlish guys.”

A/N: Very loosely based on this prompt. Almost 100% headcanon-based, self-indulgent stuff! I kept a lot of things vague on purpose, since I feel that it works best that way considering the limited info we know about NDRV3. At the time of writing this, I know <5% about the characters’ canon personalities, so if anyone’s reading this in the future for some reason, please keep that in mind. This probably won’t be IC at all when the game actually releases, but it was fun for me to muse about and write up.

With all that said… I hope you enjoy the fic under the cut! Likes/reblogs are extremely appreciated if you do~ ☆

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I always wanted to use the word ‘Colorama’ in a song ever since I saw Antonioni’s Blow Up. It was an unplugged neon light at the back of my mind for years. Some lyrics are declarations of love or hate written in blood or carved in a bus stop, in need of little or no melodic illumination. Some, I believe, are there almost entirely to facilitate it. If I ever thought about it at all I’m sure I used to think the melody was the vessel that carried the lyrics but more recently it has occurred to me that the opposite is often true.

The problem with the neon sign analogy is that neon signs are invariably bolted to the wall and full of gas. Melody seems as though its poured rather than sprayed and doesn’t feel as though whatever holds it ought to be fixed to anything.

I sometimes imagine each word to be made using a three dimensional open-top glass alphabet. Each letter built to harness and transport the mirror ball liquid marble of the melody. When the ‘substance’ fills up the syllables they seem to shimmer and become weightless. With the addition of close harmony I see colours swirl together, parts of the lyrics glow and the way in which they float suggests that something like the 'star gate’ sequence from 2001: A Space Odyssey is happening deep inside them out of view.

Happy 31st Birthday, Alexander David Turner ♡ (January 6th, 1986)

How To Be Happier

• stop spending so much time online

• go on evening walks

• give compliments

• keep a notebook with you and write down any inspiring and beautiful words you hear or think of

• write down happy song lyrics on your skin

• sit outside and close your eyes and just listen

• learn to play an instrument. (the ukulele is a very simple instrument and it sounds so good)

• go to bed earlier

• wake up to see the sun rise

• start a small garden

• get out of the house more

• stop bottling your emotions up. It’s okay to cry or laugh or scream

• listen to happy songs

• say what you mean and mean what you say

• wear what makes you happy

• smile at strangers

• lay outside and stare up at the night sky

• find beauty in yourself by finding beauty in others

• stop spending so much time on the scale and looking in the mirror

• find real friends and spend time with them

• listen to stranger’s stories. Especially elderly people. They’re usually the people with the most wisdom and experience

• stop complaining. Life is unfair, and if you do what you have to with a good attitude it will be so much easier

• don’t gossip

• don’t romanticize mental illnesses

• look in the mirror and smile

• exercise. It doesn’t have to be intense. It could just be a twenty minute walk or some jumping jacks.

• blast happy music in the car and sing along with the lyrics. Who cares what the next car thinks of you

• learn to love and appreciate everything around you because tomorrow it might be gone

• tell yourself “I’m beautiful”

Y’all let’s talk about WINGS album solo songs. No, specifically, let’s talk about Kim Seokjin’s solo song for the WINGS album okay. I’ll be using this source because I didn’t translate the lyrics myself and as an International ARMY I’ll use English translations. I’ll also use these sources here for various references used in this analysis: x x

OKAY, so, we know that Jin wrote his own lyrics (with a helping hand from a few members and other staffs) as well as had a hand in composing his own song this time around. (he explained that it was his first time helping compose and that he was nervous and it was difficult). Jin has done writing on lyrics from many other BTS songs in the past, and has always expressed very anxiously and excitedly that he enjoys writing lyrics.

So, we know that BTS wrote their lyrics for their songs or at least had a hand in writing the lyrics. So, this leads to: Jungkook’s song being about his love for his Hyungs and how they helped him to grow and ‘become himself’, Yoongi’s song being about music. Hoseok’s track being @/to his mother, etc.

These songs are all dedications and their deep personal feelings. They were given a chance to do a solo track and have a hand writing lyrics and composing. The concept is about growing up and fighting hardships at it’s core, when broken down to the simplest concept. So, their solo songs really say alot about who they are and how they feel.

Let me tell you this. This will be a long breakdown, very long. Jin is someone who is routinely put on the back-shelf as a singer and musician within Bangtan. Most of his lines within the distribution of BTS is harmonizing and bridges. He is without a doubt the least appreciated/popular/recognized member within BTS by both Bighit and the fans as well. Not because he isn’t just as talented but that’s just the way it is. Why??? idk it’s a mystery. So, what did he do with his moment of truth, his moment to shine, his solo song he had a hand not just writing but producing, where he can make a declaration that he wants as long as it doesn’t conflict with the concept??

믿는 게 아냐
버텨보는 거야
할 수 있는 게
다 이것뿐이라서 

It’s not that I believe (it)
(But that) I want to try holding out
Because this is
All that I can do 

Jin is a member who is repeatedly treated as the ‘extra’ member of BTS. He’s the hyung, has a beautiful, literally ANGELIC voice, but the least popularity in rankings and the least vocal distribution in songs.

Yeah it’s my truth
It’s my truth
온통 상처투성이겠지
But it’s my fate
It’s my fate
그래도 발버둥치고 싶어

Maybe I I can never fly
저기 저 꽃잎들처럼
날갤 단 것처럼은 안 돼
Maybe I I can’t touch the sky
그래도 손 뻗고 싶어
달려보고 싶어 조금 더

Yeah it’s my truth
It’s my truth
I will be covered with wounds all over
But it’s my fate
It’s my fate
Still, I want to struggle (and fight)

Maybe I, I can never fly
I can’t (fly) like the flower petals over there
Or as though I have wings
Maybe I, I can’t touch the sky
Still, I want to stretch my hand out
I want to run, just a bit more

Yes, I recognize that this song fits in with the main character and concept of the BTS HYYH and beyond, concept. But please, recognize that this is Jin pouring his fucking heart out okay.

A man who is coNSTANTLY the underdog of this group, the one who is always overlooked, singing a song about how it’s possibly that he will never be able to reach the level he wants to, and yet he will continue fighting anyways.

Maybe I, I can never fly
I can’t (fly) like the flower petals over there

Did this literally fuck anyone else up? (BTW this is the voice of a TRUE fucking ANGEL).

Listen, don’t tell me that Jin isn’t unappreciated because he’s criminally underappreciated. Tell me that this song isn’t literally the most symbolic, beautiful thing.

People want to label him as only the handsome guy, or the house ‘mom’ and laugh at him, occasionally swerve into his lane when he looks good, etc. But let he fucking tell you what, Kim Seokjin is a fucking MIRACLE.

This is a man who once said that he hates dance more than anything, and yet literally never complains when dancing—works hard, memorizes every single dance without fail, performs them better than any cover dances I’ve ever seen, performs them day in and day out—performs them even when he’s in pain, even when he doesn’t feel he’s a good dancer. This is a man that people make fun of relentlessly for his dancing when all he does is work veryv ery very hard at it. 

This is a man who trained in acting, who trains his vocals and they improve so much every single year. Even though his voice is barely utilized to it’s full potential he still improves so much and practices so much.

This is a man who only ever puts on a brave face and jokes and smiles with ARMYs even though he knows he’s ranked the lowest among fans (particularly in SoKo fanpolls). Always takes care of Bangtan like the good Hyung/eldest that he is even though he was the youngest in his family. Who is the first one to notice that the other members are upset and run to their side, who feeds them, supports them, praises them. Supports and loves and showers ARMY with attention. All the while covering up any awkwardness or insecurities he might feel by joking around or making ‘handsome Jin’ comments.

And he poured his heart into this song. Not to be dramatic but this Solo song practically has more lines than Jin has recieved within BTS in the last 2 whole albums tbh. I mean, not literally but who the hell is counting? Jin stans are because they can’t catch a break.

I’m just saying, please stop, take a second, listen to the fucking PASSION he sings with, listen to the lyrics, read the lyrics, take in the lyrics. Recognize the parallels between the concept and what he represents there, and what he as a person and idol deals with every single day.

Because Kim Seokjin is a blessing to this Earth and it’s time we stop boxing him into the goofy handsome house mom stereotype and occasionally being like ‘everyone pay more attention to Jin’ and then everyone goes back on their way without fucking actually doing it. I’m guilty of this too, SO many ARMY sleep on Jin. We should stop this. He really honestly doesn’t deserve it.

Tell me pretty lies 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀
Look me in the face🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀
Tell me that you love me 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀
Even if it’s fake🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

비켜줄래 (Get Out of My Way)
  • 비켜줄래 (Get Out of My Way)
  • 탑독 (ToppDogg)
  • 웹툰 독고 OST
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비켜줄래 (Get Out of My Way) [웹툰 독고 OST] - 탑독 (ToppDogg)

(이렇게 더는 살아서 뭐해

(What use is it to live like this any longer?

이렇게 더는 버티지 못해

I can’t stand this anymore

내 곁에 아무도 이젠 없는데

No one is by my side now

벼랑 끝 내 맘을 알지 못해)

No one knows my heart that’s on the edge of a cliff)

This songs dedicated to all the brokenhearts out there

Don’t know what i been through man

Got lost every single day

Damn it was a nightmare

아직 난 두 눈을 감지 못해

I still can’t close my eyes

아직 난 하고 싶은 게 많은데

There’s still so much I want to do

하지만 두려워 내일이란 말

But I’m scared of the word tomorrow

희망이란 말은 내게는 없는데

There’s no such thing as hope for me

Lights off 내 편은 없어 허공만 가르지

Lights off, no one’s on my side. There’s only empty air

Like shadow boxer

Like shadow boxer

Dream chaser 다 옛말

Dream chaser, all in the past

Nobody cares 난 맨발

Nobody cares, I’m barefoot

이미 시작부터 뻔한 게임

It was already an obvious game from the start

심판도 한패 그게 가능해

Even the refs are all on that side, it’s possible

아무 말 못해 그저 입 다무네

But I can’t say anything, I just keep my mouth shut

Everyday’s nightmare 그게 당연해

Everyday’s nightmare, it became natural

날갯짓 한번 못 해본 채 무너져 내린 나의 꿈

Without flapping my wings even once, my dreams are crumbling down

거세게 숨 몰아쉬며 달렸지 더 이상 할 수 없는 호흡

I breathed so hard and ran, but now I can’t breathe anymore

따가운 시선에 구멍나버린 심장

My heart has holes from the judging eyes

메꿔보려 했던 무언의 기 싸움

I tried to fix it with a tense battle

상관없이 이제 나는 나의 길을 가

But now it doesn’t matter, I’m going my own way

난독고다이 무너뜨릴게 내 앞에 모든 벽

I’m on my own and I’ll break down all the walls in front of me

비켜줄래 넌

Will you get out of the way?

나의 아픔을 모르잖아

You don’t know my pain

나의 눈물을 모르잖아

You don’t know my tears

오오오오오 (모르잖아 넌 드라마처럼 뻔한 거 이제와)

(You don’t know, you’re typical like a drama)

이제와 돌이킬 수 없잖아

I can’t turn things around now

비켜줄래 난

Will you get out of the way?

두 눈을 감을 때까지 난

Until I close my eyes

깨어날 수 없는 이 고통에서 악몽에서

I can’t wake up from this pain, this nightmare

영원히헤메일 것만 같아

I’ll be lost in it forever

혼자있는 방에선 아무것도 느낄수 없어 ya

In my room where I’m alone

이제 아무 감정이 없어 ya

I can’t feel anything

넌 내가 될수 없어

I have no emotions

철저하게 혼자로만 남고싶어

You can’t be me, I just want to completely be by myself

나를 버려줘

Leave me alone

Today and tomorrow day and nite 내일이 더 두려워

Today and tomorrow, day and night, I’m more afraid of tomorrow

물어봐내가누군지 그냥 지나가

Ask me who I am, just pass me by

나 또한 너를 무시해 그게 누구든

I’ll ignore you too, whoever you are

세상이 형편없대도 내가 빛이자 아우라니까

Even if the world is terrible, I’m the light and the aura

Don‘t put in about i desire   

Don‘t put in about i desire   

내 편은 없어 난 오직 나뿐

No one’s on my side, I only have myself

누굴 믿는 순간 날아가는 발등 ugh

The moment I trust someone, they leave so quickly, ugh

비켜줄래 넌

Will you get out of the way?

나의 아픔을 모르잖아

You don’t know my pain

나의 눈물을 모르잖아

You don’t know my tears

오오오오오 (이젠 no more 아직도생각해 난 매일)

(Now no more, I still think every day)

이제와 돌이킬 수 없잖아

I can’t turn things around now

비켜줄래 난

Will you get out of the way?

두 눈을 감을 때까지 난

Until I close my eyes

깨어날 수 없는 이 고통에서 악몽에서

I can’t wake up from this pain, this nightmare

영원히헤메일 것만 같아

I’ll be lost in it forever

난 없었어

I had no one

누군갈 찾을 때도

Even when I was looking for someone

난 없었어

I had no one

마지막 순간에도

Even up till the very end

차가운 널 맞이한 나처럼

Like how I faced the cold you

늦은 후회 속에 떠밀렸어

I was pushed away by late regrets

지켜줄게 난

I’ll protect it

싸늘하게식어져갔던 피지 못하고 져갔던 꽃들을 

The cooled and withered flowers that couldn’t bloom

(Get outta my way i got no word to say)

(Get outta my way I got no word to say)

그 꿈들을 눈을 감는 날까지 지킬게

I’ll protect my dreams until the day I close my eyes

지켜줄래 넌

I wanna protect

지켜야만 하는 약속을

The promises that I have to protect

잠겨 질 수도 없는 이 눈물은

These tears that can’t stop

이 슬픔은 지금이 마지막이었다고..

This sadness will be my last

  • me: stays up three minutes past my bedtime
  • me: I'm a member of the Midnight Crew. I'm a night owl, and a wise bird too. Home with the milk in the morning, Singing the same old song! Rise with the moon, go to bed with the sun. Early to bed, and you'll miss all the fun. Bring your wife and trouble, it will never trouble you! Make her a member of the Midnight Crew! The fun it doesn't stop 'til 12 on happy old Broadway. So what's the use of going home, until the break of day? Now, something confidential, whisper not above a breath. I once went home at 2 AM, and scared my wife to death! I'm a member of the Midnight Crew. I'm a night owl, and a wise bird too. Home with the milk in the morning. Singing the same old song! Rise with the moon, go to bed with the sun. Early to bed and you'll miss all the fun. Bring your wife and trouble, it will never trouble you! Make her a member of th
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“I was the one with the world at my feet
Got us a battle, leave it up to me
What it is and where it stops nobody knows
You gave me a life I never chose
I wanna leave but the world won’t let me go
I wanna leave but the world won’t let me go”

- Blindness by Metric.

A while ago one of my favorite people (@soulfulspikethekiller) sent me this fan video, and I was struck by how perfect the song is for both Buffy herself and the show as a whole. And I’m not just talking about the lyrics. Because while the lyrics is spot on for Buffy Summers, the tone switching between somber and almost bright that quickly is frankly ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ in a nutshell. And oh boy is it painful.

It’s one of the many reasons BtVS cut as deep as it does for me; it captures the offensiveness and heartbreak in the mundane things. The episode The Body is a great example of that, but it’s also the small details in basically every episode that break your heart. Such as this little detail, or the fact that Buffy had to worry about finances after something so horrible as waking up in your own grave, etc, etc til infinity (here’s some more if you like pain). But that’s sort of how life works, isn’t it?

Sometimes the worst part about trauma is that the world goes on all around you as if nothing’s changed. Nothing looks different, but everything feels different.

@ppl mad at hobi stans

pls stop.

we’re not saying we don’t trust bangtan’s decisions.

we’re not throwing shade at other members.

we’re just disappointed he doesn’t have his own verse. we have a right to feel what we feel and express our emotions just like everyone else. most of us love the song too.

it’s literally that simple. it’s like if every day you have something, you grow to expect it. then one day it’s not there. you’re going to feel off about it, even if it’s yours to control. he’s literally a rapper in a //hip hop// group. ofc we expected him to have a verse. and he didn’t, so we’re sad. 

please stop acting like we’re awful people for loving our bias. 

Jikook vs. Yoonseok
  • Jikook's rendition of HOMME's new song: actually sings with the voices of literal angels, cutely lip syncs and jams out to each others' singing, jimin's smile when jungkook rocks the falsetto outshines the moon, the sun, and all the stars, ends on a beautiful soft note
  • Yoonseok's rendition of HOMME's new song: dramatic pan up to their faces, cheesy melodramatic lip syncing, yoongi really feeling the music as he shakes his head sorrowfully, are they lip syncing or are they screaming??? hand gestures wild af, suddenly cuts out as yoongi passionately points at the camera in the middle of a word
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I’m only halfway through Bo’s new special rn but I had to stop and find a video of this song just to make sure everyone hears it

she knows
songs for when you’re caught between those you love and the lies they tell. when you love someone, you tell them everything, even if they can’t do the same.

{listen}

i. king of anything - sara bareilles // ii. listen - beyoncé knowles // iii. buy the stars - marina & the diamonds // iv. tell the truth - jussie smollett // v. ready to question - gabrielle aplin // vi. breaking the law - emeli sandé // vii. if you dare - jazmine sullivan // viii. woman up - charlene kaye // ix. sparks will fly (feat. jhené aiko) - j. cole // x. blackbird - gugu mbatha-raw // xi. overprotected - britney spears

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Things to enjoy here:

  • a song that will CHANGE YOU as a PERSON
  • Gaby Moreno in this amazing sequined sci fi flapper lounge singer dress, I would die for this dress
  • Oscar Isaac apparently got a different weather forecast and dress code, wearing a jumper, little hat & scarf and basically being a Brooklyn hipster piece of shit, I’ll fight him right after I’ve stopped crying at this song and how beautiful it is