i just really love music about books okay

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on the musical episode? Are you excited? Don't really care? Think will be a huge mess?

I am so stoked! I am adamantly calling it Once Upon a Time with Feeling until the title is released. I don’t care if it’s potentially blasphemous - even if in all my optimism, I know them reaching Buffy levels is probably unlikely.

So here’s what happened. I thought a musical wouldn’t really work for Once Upon a Time and I was very skeptical about the idea… then the announcement came and well. I was giddy and unexpectedly over-the-top ridiculously happy about it? I should have known. I’m a total dork. I love musical. I saw Wicked three times in two days once. My favorite movie - I claim it’s Dogville, but it’s really Sister Act. I read the book that turned into Pitch Perfect. I keep hoping to just one day in my life wake up and find we’re doing everything in song. So okay, maybe I’m… unique.

Since it’s happening and not everyone’s happy about it, let’s look at potential bright sides? At the very least, we’re going to get to hear the actors sing. Cast has some really nice voices! It might be beautiful or cute or unexpected. At the very least it’ll be silly and funny to have this weirdo Disney fairy tale world with costumes and dancing and bursting into song. If you go into it just expecting to get some laughs out of it, I doubt you’ll be disappointed. We may have to loosen up a little. Sometimes you go into an episode and you’re just left… not feeling much of anything. This time. Love it, hate it. Cringing, laughing, feeling. Everybody’s at least gonna have some very strong feelings about it!

Where it gets more interesting is that it’s potentially - of course what else would I say - good news for Emma and Regina. Rule number one for musicals - as in, first chapter in Musicals for Dummies 101 - is that you have to give your characters a reason to burst into song. Musicals give insight into how characters are feeling, they voice emotions in a way that normally doesn’t happen and your story has to fit that concept. Part of the success of Buffy’s “Once More With Feeling” was that apart from the catchy songs and great delivery, lyrics, direction and very good balance of humor and drama, it was an explosive episode that really drove the plot forward. They built the episode around this concept. If you haven’t seen it, basically a dancing demon forces all of the characters to randomly burst into song. One by one they reveal secrets as they are singing. Either to each other, or to the audience.

We’re currently in the land of Untold stories. It’s been heavily suggested all of our main characters are keeping secrets. If there was an episode to get into their heads and reveal some of those stories they don’t want told, this would be the one.

Now the reason I am maybe most stoked about it, is that it fits completely with @colyssa ‘s Women Who Run With the Wolves meta, and more specifically this part of it and this submission she received recently. As she says, there is no way they did not use this book. I’ve started reading recently and I completely agree. Without even getting into the content too much, there’s the title, which… actually happens on the show in the episode when Ruby finds her mother.

The first chapter is literally a scene in the pilot.

The sixth chapter is a recurring theme.

The fifth chapter shares its title almost to the letter with the 7th episode of Once Upon a Time. Incidentally it’s also the chapter that completely matches Emma and Regina’s story. The author uses a tale called the Skeleton woman as a guideline to explain what it requires to enter in a relationship with someone. You’ll have to read Colyssa’s meta for the details, but the part we are interested in is this one.

“Then, while lying beside him, she reached inside the sleeping man and took out his heart, the mighty drum. She sat up and banged on both sides of it: Bom, BommI… Bom, Bomm!

As she drummed, she began to sing out “Flesh, flesh, flesh! Flesh, flesh, flesh!” And the more she sang, the more her body filled out With flesh. She sang for hair and good eyes and nice fat hands. She sang the divide between her legs, and breasts long enough to wrap for warmth, and all the things a woman needs.

And when she was done, she also sang the sleeping man’s clothes off and crept into his bed with him, skin against skin. She returned the great drum, his heart, to his body, and that is how they awakened, wrapped one around the other, tangled from their night together, in another way now, a good and lasting way.”

Might sound a little weird out of context, but once you read the explanation, it makes sense. Hearts being taken of chests is already standard practice on Once and the references to music here are obvious. It’s also in sync with this myth, because the part before this one focuses on a tear, which we saw represented last season.

So when looking at it this way, suddenly the musical episode - while undoubtedly frivolous in its execution, is crucial and may have been planned for a long time. Or at the very least, they knew that if there was going to be a musical episode, this would be the time for it and that’s why they couldn’t confirm before reaching season 6. It seemed sudden and unplanned, but it probably isn’t.

To end, a summary of the seven steps - fitting a show going for seven seasons - from the book so it’s more clear where we are at and how the musical fits in the development of Emma and Regina’s relationship..

While the Skeleton Woman could be interpreted as representing the movements within a single psyche, I find this tale most valuable when understood as a series of seven tasks that teach one soul to love another deeply and well. These are: discovering another person as a kind of spiritual treasure, even though one may not at first realize what one has found. Next in most love relationships comes the chase and the hiding, a time of hopes and fears for both. Then comes the untangling and understanding of the Life/Death/Life aspects of the relationship and the development of compassion for the task. Next come the relaxing into trust, the ability to rest in the presence and goodwill of the other, and after that, a time of sharing both future dreams and past sadness, these being the beginning of healing archaic wounds with regard to love. Then, the use of the heart to sing up new life, and finally, the intermingling of body and soul.

If you’re not into musicals, but you wouldn’t exactly mind Emma and Regina going beyond the platonic, I’d say take a look at what comes after singing up new life and you may want to just hang in there…

tigresswraith  asked:

(~ò.ó)~ Tag, you're it now! Share 10 random facts about yourself! And then send this to 10 of your followers!

^.^ Okay then!

1. I’m really into rock music

2. I keep a diary literally all the time

3. I buy scented candles alot and I light them at night because that’s how you call out to your love

4. Sometimes I just like to wear this purple witch hat from two halloweens ago because it reminds me of past times

5. My middle name is Jane

6. I love Geography immensely

7. I always write down my favourite book quotes or poem lines so I can look at them when I feel sad and they make me feel better or inspire me

8. I’m obsessed with Oreos 

9. I used to play the flute until one day I realised, I cannot

10. I love to listen to Marina and the Diamonds at night, I think her voice is so soothing

Keep your heart strong - Part 2

A/N: This is part 2 of this fic.
Since some of you asked for it, I decided to give it a chance and write it down.
I thought I needed more time to plot it, but it didn’t take so long. In truth it came out really naturally.
I lost this two or three times because my computer is having some kind of troubles, and had to rewrite it all. Hated it, but I have t admit it was worth it :)
As always, I anticipate you may find errors or maybe terms that don’t really fit. In that case, just tell me, you know I’m always looking for writing advices.
I just hope you enjoy!

Rae and Finn haven’t been together but she’s been with Liam for a while. Their relationship is really unhealthy for her, and she finally realized it. Finn has never met Olivia and he has never planned of moving to Leeds. There are lots of unexpressed feelings between them, but as you will figure out reading, they need their time.

As you asked me guys, I’m tagging you:
  thisissomefreshbullshit, kneekeyta, arashian-emu, tinakegg, idontcareifyoudontbelieveme.

She knew that it was cold, but when he hugged her back everything was better and she lost herself in that warm embrace.
It wasn’t the first time, for them. She remembered some brief, awkward hugs from that summer, but this one was completely different. It was like them both meant to be there in that moment, comfortable in each other’s arms even if hidden in a corner of the park on the cold grass.
Rae didn’t say a word. She felt like everything she thought to say would be stupid in that moment and would break that magic moment.
She just enjoyed the small thrills that Finn’s lips on her forehead gave her.

Her hair were soft like silk and smelt of something sweet, like cherries.
Finn had always loved them and thought a lot of times how would it be just to flick them gently on her shoulder, so he didn’t lose that opportunity. He kept to caress them and to trace small curls on her back.
He wished just to stay there, lost in Rae’s arms, like that was the only right place for him.
After a while he felt her moving as to interrupt their hug.
«You okay?» asked him, almost whispering.
Rae nodded «Yeah, it’s…perfect»
You are perfect he thought, you are perfect to me.

What if they just stayed there forever?
Rae had no reason to leave that park, or Finn, or to let that moment go.
Everything in her life was messed up as never before, except fort that moment in the late afternoon in a foggy November evening.
So why would she ever go back home or go anywhere?
But obviously it started drizzling.
Damn British stupid weather.
«Rae» murmured Finn in that low, sexy and husky voice that always made Rae weak in her knees «I think we’d better go»
Drops of water kept falling, and Rae knew they couldn’t stay any longer if they didn’t want to get a flu.
«I don’t want to go» she whispered.
«Neither do I»
«But we have to, right? »
«I don’t want you to get sick» answered Finn, moving her hair again behind her ear.
Rae sat up and suddenly felt cold again.
Too cheesy, too cheesy Rae.
Finn got up and leaned her his arm to help her getting up too.
Rae just ignored him and got up by herself.
«I’m too…» she tried to explain, but Finn interrupted her.
«You’re right, Rae. You’re just right»
She took his hand.

Rain kept falling harder while they walked outside of the park.
Finn’s jacket was already soggy around his neck and on his back when they arrived on the main road.
«Can I walk you home? » he asked, walking a bit faster to get some repair under a balcony.
Rae didn’t answer. She just stopped next to him and kept quiet.
Finn observed her: she was biting her bottom lip and seemed nervous, and when she realized he was looking at her, she buried her face into the scarf.
«Rae? »
«I’m not sure I want to go home» Rae replied «Being in my room would make me claustrophobic»
Finn shrugged «So, what’s the problem? We can go to my place»
«Are ya trying to seduce me, Finlay? » asked Rae, tilting her head slightly.
Finn could feel blood running to his cheeks.
Maybe because you really wanted to seduce her.
«I don’t…I mean, I didn’t want to…» he tried to say, but words continued to came out of his mouth without any logical sense.
She smiled «I was just jokin’, Finn. No need to be that nervous»
Finn smiled too «Let’s go, then»
He leaned his hand to her again.
Rae didn’t hesitate this time.

His place didn’t change much since the last time she had been there.
It was quiet and clean and just giving a little look around, anyone could understand that there were no women living there.
«Is your dad home? » she asked, taking off her completely wet leather jacket in the lobby.
«He’s out this weekend » Finn replied «A congress or something like that»
So we’re alone. Just me and him.
There was a time in which Rae dreamed about an occasion like that. Just them together, no parents around and a place where to make out.
But that was before she realized she cared about him, and that he cared about her.
It wasn’t just a physical thing. She felt like they were close more than just physically.
And what he said when they were in the park that night…Liam never said something like that to her.
No one ever said something like that to her.
«I’m turning the heath on,» said Finn, distracting her from her thoughts « if you want to use the hair drier, it’s in the bathroom upstairs»
Rae nodded. He heir were a total mess, she really needed to dry them.
«You need to dry your hair too» she said, starting to walk upstairs.
Finn messed up his fringe «I’ll be up in a minute»
Okay, that was sexy.
Very sexy.

Rae had left the bathroom door opened.
Finn observed her reflection in the mirror from the corridor.
She was beautiful. Not that kind of beauty you see on the magazines or on the billboards, but a shiny kind beauty.
Her bright eyes, that little smirk, her soft skin and her silky hair made Rae beautiful like a goddess.
A kind of beauty that made his heart accelerate just thinking about it.
He finally decided to walk in.
Rae turned around «Almost done» she said, moving the hair drier from one side to another.
«Take your time, I’ll wait here» Finn replied, sitting on the stool next to the door.
He could stay there observing Rae for the rest of the night and never get tired.
There was something in her that calmed him, that made him forget his insecurities but at the same time she made him nervous. And he never felt this way before.
Sure you’re not in love, Finlay?
He didn’t know if he was in love, because he never had been before.
But if love felt like a flock of bats flying in the stomach, well, he was terribly close.

Rae turned off the hair drier a couple of minutes later, her hair back silky and shiny.
She handed him the drier, but when he was close to take it, Rae retracted her arm.
«I can dry your hair, if you want» she said in a rush.
Finn smiled and nodded.
He was already happy to have her there for that night, but just thinking of her running her finger trough his hair made him feel thrills running down his spine.
Rae turned the drier on again and passed her hand through his fringe.
Finn barely kept a moan.

She would have kept caressing his hair for the rest of the night.
Rae could feel him relaxed under her touch. Sometimes he tilted his head to the left or to the right, as to invite her to caress him more in a particular spot. Like a cat wanting more cuddles.
She never thought that hair drying could be that…intense.
But after all she was with Finn, and everything, every emotion, every move, felt more intense when she was with him, like amplified.
She turned the direr off «Think we’ve finished here».
Finn looked at his reflection in the mirror and adjusted his fringe «Good job, Rae» he said, looking up at her «I’ve some reggae for you as payoff»
Rae rolled her eyes «I don’t really know why I still talk to ya about music, since ya always insist to listen to crap songs»
«Okay, okay. I have an enviable collection, I’ll let ya choose the music»
She smiled slyly «Think I’ve already chosen»

Finn’s room was still the same too. Rae had been there just a few times before, but she was a good observer and had a quite good memory.
Not much books around, but piles of records and mixtapes anywhere.
Some of his clothes were abandoned on the armchair.
Rae loved that room. It felt familiar to her, even if she didn’t spend there much time before.
«So, what do I put on, ma’am? » asked Finn, already next to the record player.
«You’ll have a surprise» Rae answered.
«Do I need to close my eyes? »
Rae shrugged wile Finn stood still in the middle of the room. He closed his eyes in the end.
Rae knew that the Oasis records were never too far from the player.
Hello started to play in a few seconds.
Rae turned around and saw Finn smiling, his eyes still closed «Not surprising at all»
«I wanted to back to basics tonight» she replied.
Going back and restart.
And that night seemed perfect to restart and make things go in a different way.

They could seat anyway in the room, but they both chosen the bed.
By the time Roll with it started to play, they were lying on the bed, lost in the rhythm of that song.
«They killed it in Knewbort with this song» he said «still wonder why you weren’t there»
Rae turned on her side «It’s a long story, Finn»
«Will you ever tell me?» he asked.
Finn knew it would take time for Rae to open up to him. He could read it into her eyes, but he would never give up. He wanted to know everything about her, even if it was something negative.
She would always be beautiful to him.
«You know I’d be here for you anyway, right?» he added, turning on his side too.
Rae smiled in that sad way that always made Finn feel a little punch in his chest «How can you be so perfect?» she asked.
Finn frowned «Me? Perfect? I’m nothing but perfect, Rae»
«Well, then I think you’re jus’ perfect when you’re with me» she replied.
He smiled  «Told ya you’re good wi’ words»
Rae came closer to him, like she did in the park.
«Promise you won’t run away whatever it is?» she murmured.
Rae looked into his eyes.
«I’m mental» she whispered.
Tears started to stream down her cheeks again.
The first keys of Wonderwall started to play.
Finn hugged her.

When Rae went out of the hospital, she promised herself she would never tell anybody anything about her illness.
People already ran away from her, thinking that she was fat and weird. Telling someone something like that would just make things worse.
So she kept quiet for hours, days and months, keeping this secret from anyone.
But Finn didn’t run away.
He held her, tight.
He didn’t ask a question.
He just let her say everything: about how she attempted suicide, about the hospital, about her loneliness, about Liam.
Rae felt like she couldn’t hide anything from him.
When she finished, she realized that she wasn’t crying anymore and that the record wasn’t playing anymore, and all she could hear was the empty sound of the record still turning on the player.
«Are you better now?» asked Finn, maybe after a few minutes, maybe after hours of silence.
«I think I am. Well, I don’t really know, I haven’t got really better since…ya know, since I left the hospital»
«I’ll be here, whenever ya want» said Finn, squeezing her hand.
Rae smiled. How could he be that perfect?
How could he stand there, after all she said?

How can you ease the pain of a person who suffered that much?
How can you just help someone that went through all that Rae had been?
Finn would never imagine she was so strong.
Strong enough to keep all those secrets, strong enough to smile, strong enough to leave Liam.
He promised himself he would never leave her alone. To be with her trough that rough moment she was still living.
He wanted to be strong enough to help her.
«You don’t have to do this, Finn» she said «And I’m sorry»
«For wha’?» he asked.
«For telling you all this in this way. For crying. For making you feel sorry for me…»
She was talking nonsense.
Finn wiped her tears again with his thumbs and cupped her face.
Then he kissed her, and asked himself why he didn’t do that before.

He is kissing me.
I told him that I’m mental, and he’s still here, kissing me.
Sweet Lord, I love his lips.
Rae had imagined Finn kissing her a million of times, but imagination couldn’t compete with reality.
Reality was so much better.
It was better because his lips were softer and warmer, and that kiss was sweet. Sweeter than she could have ever imagined. Sweet even if her lips were salty, because of all the tears.
It was brief. No tongues dancing or fighting.
But it was the best kiss Rae had ever experienced.
«You didn’t kiss me because you feel sorry for me, right?» she asked.
Finn shook his head «You’re terrible, Rae. How could you think that after all I told ya tonight?»
She smiled «Maybe you have to shut me up again, then»
So he did.

bowtieskittensandcoffee-blog  asked:

Hi I LOVE you so much!I am a self conscious person and when ever I feel ugly or sad I look at your tumblr.You inspire me so much with your talent and since u seem fun and carefree I was wondering if I could ask u how to be more confident?Thank you<3

Hi honey!! I’m sorry you feel that way sometimes, you really don’t deserve to!

Honestly? My advice to gaining self confidence is to listen to Nicki Minaj.

No really! I recommend Boss Ass Bitch, Itty Bitty Piggy, and I’m The Best.

Okay okay, I know her music isn’t for everyone, but personally, finding music that was about empowerment, being proud of yourself, and loving you for who you are really made a difference in how I felt about myself.

It isn’t just limited to music, surrounding yourself with books, comics, art, television, and movies that work to empower you and feel good about yourself makes a HUGE difference. And I know it’s hard, especially if you feel that you are not represented in media, but I promise you, there are works out there that are catered to people just like you, that love you and want to see you be strong and powerful.

So yes! I do recommend Nicki. But I also encourage you to seek out media that wants to see you smile, that wants to see you succeed and feel beautiful and be kickass and amazing.

Because you are and you deserve the best. I hope this helps! Just remember you’re a badass bitch from hell and no one can fuck with you! c:


Anything Goes

How Else Do You Explain Socks With Sandals?

Socks with sandals, all black in the Tennessee summer heat, a prissy fashion blogger at a music festival known for being “granola” - apparently anything goes at Bonnaroo. And you know what? I f*ckin loved it! 

In a crowd where people were wearing fairy wings, dressed as Batman, or not even dressed at all (think well-placed body paintings), it goes without saying that my streetwear-ish festival outfit wasn’t the most out-there look. I guess the thought process behind this outfit was “Hey it’s still a t-shirt and shorts, how hot can I be?” Fast forward to the late afternoon sun beating down my on black snapback and puddles of sweat drenching every inch of my body. Poor decision-making aside, I’m still a fan of this outfit and especially my new Teva’s. Gold sandals? Yes ma'am! When it comes to footwear more is always for me and I think the socks really take it there too because the weirder the better in my book. The shorts I’m still in love with and I’ve worn them before here. The shirt was a cute idea when I bought it until I realized it said “Hollyhood” (oops) but drunk people can’t read anyway so I think I was okay there. It’s all about showcasing your original style (and duh music) at Bonnaroo so I just wore what felt right. What’s your take on original style? Would you try something new for Bonnaroo?


WESC (Similar) Hat  //  Zara (Similar) Shirt  //  Boohoo Shorts  //  Teva x Opening Ceremony Sandals


Disclosure: This post was written as part of my collaboration with Teva.

anonymous asked:

I really love books and music but sometimes I find it hard to pick out the real meaning behind it.. Does that ever happen to you? Like, you take in the story but you don't get "the main idea"? I'm not sure if this made any sense.. I'm sorry

Hey Nonnie :) 

(first of all, no “I’m sorry”, you have nothing to feel sorry about, okay?)

I think this picture is very relevant here:

This being said, sometimes a song is just a song and a book is just a book. And even if they aren’t, it’s okay not to find that “real meaning” you were talking about. Listening to music and reading books are personal experiences; for some of them, grasping that hidden meaning comes more naturally because you’re more attuned to the story on a personal level. For others, you just take in the story and you enjoy it and that’s the end of it. 

But never stress yourself out because you can’t find another level to the story or song. As long as you enjoy them, that’s all that matters. You’re not less of a person or of a reader for not grasping that real meaning (maybe most of the times there isn’t a hidden/real meaning) :)

I hope this helped and I hope I understood what you were going for :)