i'll probably do another version of this

there were a lot of references in the new video, did you catch them all? let’s take a look.

1. nils sjoberg

remember that time she wrote a song with calvin harris but used a different name? this is that name, on one of the gravestones. after releasing that she had actually written the summer hit “this is what you came for,” calvin harris, among others, threw a fit on twitter - even though it had been agreed that if calvin and taylor broke up, she could express that she had written the song.

2. the out of the woods dress

this blue dress probably looks familiar! it’s the same one she wore in the out of the woods music video, the last music video of the 1989 era. this poses the same frantic question, are we out of the woods yet? as this grave-digging taylor suggests, not yet.

3. here lies 2014 met gala taylor

at first glance, it just looks like the taylor from before laying there, but after pausing it and going back, one realizes that isn’t zombie taylor, rather 2014 met gala taylor. 2014 would have been the start of the 1989 era, and the out of the woods video was the end of it, thus: by the end of 1989 era, she was ready to “bury” it.

4. the dollar bill

if you look just next to taylor’s shoulder, you can see a good ole george washington. one single dollar bill. is this a reference to taylor’s sexual assault trial recently, and the one dollar she won then? most likely, because if you go to other shots of her in the tub that aren’t directly above her, the dollar bill isn’t there, meaning it was edited in later, which would explain how it got there so late in the game. it stands for the simple victories everyone else gets to celebrate, while she does the same things and gets flack for it.

5. et tu brute

a famous line from shakespeare’s julius caeser, “et tu, brute” means “and you, brute?” right as marcus brutus lands the fatal blow in julius caeser’s, his once-friend’s back. this is a metaphor for all the people that taylor thought she could trust, before they turned around and trashed her name.

6. the tea

probably pretty simple to grasp - the tea is hot. alternatively, she, the snake in the video, gets to serve the tea this time around, or, she gets to lay down her side of the story.

7. car crash + paparazzi

did you see what happened here, at face value? taylor was in an expensive vehicle that got in a head-on crash, but everyone just stood back and took pictures, instead of rushing over to help. is this a reference to all the times that everyone stood back, took pictures, and laughed at her when she was beaten down? yes.

8. the grammy

the grammy blends in with the gold of the car and her outfit, so it’s pretty easy to miss, but there it is, in her hand, even though the car crashed. perhaps the future is being predicted?

9. the birdcage + leg tattoo

look closely at taylor’s leg, and you can see what looks to be a snake tattooed there. not to mention, here she is entertaining in a birdcage, which is guarded. she’s trying to have fun in this prison, biting her tongue, being the girl everyone wants, but she longs to be let free.

10. robbing a bank/stream co., blind for love

besides getting major harley quinn vibes, what else do we notice here? taylor swift robbing a vault, which says “stream company.” remember that time that taylor wrote an open letter to apple music and called her money hungry, even though she was taking her music off to benefit poorer artists? yes, we do. this is what she’s referencing here. also, her shirt says “blind for love” which makes sense, because she frequently refers to herself as a hopeless romantic, someone who opens theirselves up for love, even if it means getting hurt.

11. the squad

without explaining anything else, this scene can be described as a crowd of blank faced people, staring at taylor swift, who stands upon a stage looking menacing, and impressing one message upon the crowd: u, squad. it’s reminiscent of all the times people said taylor swift was over, because her friends, fans, or sales were fake or temporary. this is like a visual representation of the comments people made about taylor forcing people to do things for her to create the image she desired.

12. fake friends

and here we have the mannequins of the girls from the prior scene, chopped up. this one is pretty straight forward, these “friends” that taylor thought she had sometimes turned out to be more fickle and “fake” than she thought. also, can we talk about how taylor’s red boots are reminiscent of kinky boots? because yes.

13. the dancers, i heart ts

before taylor enters the room, the dancers are goofing around, but the second she comes in, the jump to attention, and rip off their jackets to reveal shirts that say “i heart ts.” it’s a throwback to when tom hiddleston wore a shirt with the same message on the fourth of july in 2016, and everyone said that she had forced him to wear it. it’s the same thing as before with the squad - the world decided that she had forced all these people to love her, not that they actually did.

14. the fight for glory

every time you pause this video, you come across a different taylor. squirrel pajamas wanegbt taylor, 2015 bbma’s taylor, 2014 acm’s taylor, wanegbt red tour taylor, 2016 new years rockin’ eve taylor, sparkly guitar fearless tour taylor, bleachella taylor, ballerina shake it off taylor, 2016 vma’s taylor… the list goes on and on. here, you can see them all fighting and clawing, trying to stand on top. it reminds me of “i don’t like your kingdom keys, they once belonged to me,” and the parallels between long live and new romantics in that line alone. all those times, she thought she’d made it to a point in her career where she could be respected as much as other artists in her tier, only to harshly realize she was going to get her name ran through the mud for doing the same thing as everyone else. the fight for glory is steep, and unfair.

15. junior jewels

looks familiar right? not quite! it is the same theme of the shirt, but look closely at the signatures - they’re signatures of actual people this time around. names like ed, selena, este, lena, blake, and ryan, among others, can be seen on her shirt, representing the true friends that stuck with her through her reputation being bashed.

16. “SHUT UP!”

here, all the different versions of taylor are repeating things that the media or other celebrities had said about her, until finally 2009 vma’s taylor repeated the same thing that 2017 taylor said in an instagram post - “i’d very much like to be excluded from this narrative.” the entire time, you can hear camera shutters going off and people chatting, presumably the rest of the world watching as she got torn apart. when vma’s taylor makes this final statement, all the other taylor’s, as well as what sounds to be an entire off-screen crowd, yell “SHUT UP” before the screen goes black. this is a powerful image, and it’s supposed to be. all the times she suffered, and people told her that she was overreacting, faking it, or doing it for publicity. if you feel remorse for seeing young taylor getting yelled at, or sorrow for the taylors falling when she said “because she’s dead,” you’re doing it right. 

nothing in this video was an accident.

if you’re angry at taylor for this video exposing things you said about her, or you’re repeating any of the words the versions of herself said at the end, you’re proving her point. her reputation was destroyed because people made a sport of making fun of her. and now, as taylor said, there will be no explanation, just reputation. 

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“Rumor has it you cannot look bad when Bokuto takes a picture of you.”

You’re damn right I’m not done drawing things for this series yet. This one was kinda quick, and I’d originally intended to do it in watercolor but apparently that was not to be. I’ll probably give it another try later, I just wanted to put something up tonight and this still came out pretty well, I think. 

Photography major Bokuto from @sturlsons‘ fantastic college AU jaywalkers. …Somehow, every time I draw this guy I end up crosshatching and my hands and various pens hate me for it.

Concept: Mickey and Emil have been friends basically since they both began skating. They’re really close, and when I say close I mean HELLA. Sleepovers, friendship bracelet exchange when they were 12 (Emil still wears his outside of skating, and while Mickey will never admit it he still keeps his in his wallet of all places), the whole deal. Sara is also part of their friend group, but she’s definitely not as close to Emil as Mickey is.

And then puberty hits and Mickey suddenly becomes very aware of Emil and his closeness to Sara. In reality, nothing’s really changed, but he’s begun to get a weird tight feeling in his chest whenever he sees Emil smiling and laughing with Sara. He begins to be a lot more protective over Sara because that’s what it’s gotta be, right? Sara is getting prettier each year, and as her big brother he has a responsibility to keep men from taking advantage of her. Even if it’s Emil, who he’s known for years. Anyways, there’s nothing else this feeling can be, right? Right. Nothing more than protectiveness.

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The poster for “Phantom of the Opera” in Gothenburg, Sweden. They’re doing the Finnish non-replica production. (from the designer’s Instagram)

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Melanie Martinez + Songs titles.

territhium-under-takers  asked:

I have a 2 part question that I NEED someone to answer. I'll do one now and the other in a separate ask. What are their ringtones for one another, do they have customized ones or is it just default ones that come with their phone?

AWH YE LET’S DO THIS (This is Admin Copy here btw)
They’re all shit that they probably pirated off of YouTube, but here’s what I think they’d be!

Haruhi:

  • Tamaki - Jelf the Elf (DEX version)
  • Hikaru - Jelf the Elf (Hatsune Miku version)
  • Kaoru - Candy Store (Heathers the musical)
  • Kyouya - Talk Nerdy to Me
  • Honey - Lollipop (MIKA)
  • Mori - Tall People Problems song

Tamaki:

  • Haruhi - I Would Walk 500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
  • Hikaru - Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
  • Kaoru - Guns ‘n Ships (Lafayette from Hamilton: An American Musical)
  • Kyouya - Supermom (VirginiaLynn)
  • Honey - Anaconda (Nicki Minaj) (Note: Hikaru set this one, not Tamaki)
  • Mori - Tall People Problems song


Hikaru:

  • Haruhi - A boyfriend parody of Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne)
  • Tamaki - Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
  • Kaoru - Shooting Stars (Bag Raiders)
  • Kyouya - Sandstorm (Darude)
  • Honey - Jelf the Elf screaming for 10 hours
  • Mori - Tall People Problems song


Kaoru:

  • Haruhi - She’s Got That P-E-N-I-S (Ray Jessel, America’s Got Talent audition)
  • Tamaki - King for a Day (Pierce the Veil ft. Kellin Quinn)
  • Hikaru - If You Were Gay, na na na na na na na, That’d Be Okay, na na na na na na na… (like, the whole goddamn song. He’s convinced that Hikaru is gay, wHEN IN REALITY… *YGOTAS Marik Ishtar voice* H E I S T H E G A Y O N E )
  • Kyouya - Talk Nerdy to Me
  • Honey - You Are My Senpai
  • Mori - Shut Up and Sleep With Me (Sin With Sebastian)


Kyouya:

  • Haruhi - gross beeping
  • Tamaki - Mouth from The Goonies screaming “J E R K    A L E R T”
  • Hikaru - a goat screaming
  • Kaoru - Michael Bay exploding sound effects
  • Honey - Childish screaming
  • Mori - Slenderman static


Honey:

  • Haruhi - The Golden Girls’ theme
  • Tamaki - (incoherently screaming guy)
  • Hikaru - Chump (Green Day)
  • Kaoru - Someone screaming gay for 10 seconds straight, on repeat
  • Kyouya - Ham from the Sandlot screaming “YOU PLAY BALL LIKE A GIRL!!”
  • Mori - (alarms blaring)


Mori:

  • Haruhi - The Tweet ringtone from an iPhone on repeat
  • Tamaki - You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch line on repeat
  • Hikaru - (relentless screaming)
  • Kaoru - (girly relentless screaming)
  • Kyouya - Stewie from Family Guy going “mom mom mommy mommy mom mom mom mama mama mama lois lois lois etc.” on repeat
  • Honey - (alarms blaring)

Lastly, freeing myself from obligation, a second Gecko Rhaast. This time from his Soulhunter skin.

Lots of people asked for another little guy! Two specifics came from @darkmoonsguideyou and @darkin-rhaast, who asked for the Soulhunter version and an angry blep respectively. ♥ And for the rest of you, well, here you go!

… I want one as a pet.

here we go! first attempt at proper digital painting and honestly? working on one single layer made me fucking anxious lmao

the shading looks kinda off, but i think i’ll do a bloody, beat up version of this hand! rly wanna step up my painting game so expect some of that in the future :)

FINALLY FINISHED MY FIRST DIGITAL PAINTING

I’m so happy about how it came out tbh. It’s been a while I’m trying to do something like this. Probably the shadows are a bit fucked up but I didn’t use much references tbh. Also his skin is a bit too light, but I was already half way through it when I realized it and just decided to finish it and maybe do a more accurate redo in a year, you know, maybe for progress.

The Way You Said “I Love You” - 1 (Soukoku)

1. As A Hello


“What a glorious sight!”

That voice…

“Even better than an expensive painting!” Chuuya declared as he swaggered down the steps into Dazai’s dungeon.

There was a cheerful hop in his step and a grin on his face. He looked just the same as always; black coat draped over his thin shoulders, hideous hat atop asymmetrical curls, russet hair framing a deceptively delicate face. Chuuya was as pretty as the day Dazai left him.

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