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Dan Wilson (Taylor’s co-writer) performing Treacherous at Room 5 in Los Angeles on November 14, 2012.

“Taylor Swift and I wrote a song in the Spring and we recorded it a few weeks later and I added some stuff to it and it was out a few months after that.

It was really, really a very smooth and fast (relatively speaking for me anyways) process and one of the questions that several people asked online was “What is it like writing with Taylor Swift?” and I just want to say, you know when she makes that amazed expression on the TV awards show like she is just astonished that she just won? That’s how she treats a new good idea in a writing session too and it’s incredibly motivating. It actually makes you want to come up with another great idea to make her make that astonished face.

One cool thing is that if she comes up with something really cool, she makes the same face also. I admire that kind of, you know, transparency.

We wrote this song called Treacherous that I’m going to play.”

pencilwalla  asked:

how do you feel about yoi/hp crossovers? i feel like there's a lot of possible ground to cover since jkr confirmed russia has its own magical school...you always have interesting takes on aus so im kinda curious about ur ideas

I think any type of crossover is great!!! Plus the Harry Potter universe has so much to explore that it’d be a very interesting AU setting!

Imagine a Harry Potter AU where Victor is the bad boy wizard who is always messing around with magic and Yuuri is the cute, quieter boy who is extremely talented with magic and loves Quidditch with his whole heart??? Like?? How cute??

Yakov is the headmaster who is always complaining about Victor’s unruliness but loves him as a pupil and admires Yuuri’s potential. Victor is the head seeker of the Quidditch team and takes Yuuri on as his pupil despite his lack of experience – the other team members are like “???” but Victor knows that Yuuri can prove himself, and he does. Yuri P. also plays Quidditch and is outraged that Yuuri got onto the team so easily, but he secretly admires the heck out of him.

Victor gets the Invisibility Cloak and constantly sneaks into Yuuri’s dorm area to convince him to go make trouble with him. Yuuri agrees and they always almost end up getting caught. Of course, Yakov always knows it’s them, but he never manages to catch them red-handed.

Eventually they start sneaking out to the library and making out underneath the invisibility cloak. They only notice that Lilia is standing right in front of them when the cloak has slipped off of Victor’s shoulder.

Finwean devices

So I’ve been looking quite a lot at the various heraldic devices in the Silmarillion, and Fingolfin and Finarfin’s devices have actually caused me quite a bit of puzzlement!

First of all, have a look at Feanor’s device:

It’s essentially what you would expect. Two overlapping eight point stars inside eight subdivisions inside another eight point star, eight flame-like rays…basically lots of stars, fire, and lots of number eight symbolism. This isn’t surprising given the official symbol of his house, it’s collectively agreed that it’s meant to represent him and his seven sons.

But then look at Fingolfin’s!

At first glance, they look practically the same!

Why does he have so much number eight symbolism?! A very similar looking eight rays drawn twice, plus the four stars in each corner. I suppose the latter can be more easily explained – we all know what the Eldar are like with them stars. But still, the two devices bear a very strong resemblance- eight flame rays encircling an eight point symbol.

What’s going on, Nolofinwe??

But it doesn’t end there. Look at Finarfin:

Same thing again! All three essentially share the same structure- eight points encircled by eight points-, just in different dominant colours, and Feanor’s happens to be a little more elaborate. But Feanor is the only one where the content is actually justified and bears some meaning when it comes to his family. The symbol of his entire house is literally an eight point star.

There’s no way that the three devices are just a coincidence, and the latter two do look heavily based on Feanor’s design, which was extremely specific to his own family - he is most certainly its original creator. So I’m fairly sure that his brothers knew exactly what they were doing when they designed their own devices.

The only explanation I can come up with is that the Finfins did this in a deliberate attempt to try to underline their brotherhood with Feanor. In which case, I can only imagine Feanor’s face when he first saw the blatant copyright infringement….  

harry & louis as songs  us - regina spektor

they made a statue of us
and put it on a mountain top.
now tourists come and stare at us,
blow bubbles with their gum,
take photographs, have fun, have fun.

they’ll name a city after us.
and later say it’s all our fault.
then they’ll give us a taking to,
then they’ll give us a talking to,
cause they’ve got years of experience.

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Amy Poehler & Joe Biden being super cute

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I’m doing a record for each of the fifty states.
It’s gonna be a long project. This next one is gonna be called Illinois.