Hoseok: I haven’t gone on a real trip before, not even once. The Bon Voyage trip was my first…
Namjoon: For me, the fact that we can stay together until the end of the trip… (shakes hands) Since I couldn’t stay till the end last time.
Hoseok: How was last time?
Namjoon: Last time?
Hoseok: After you left first.
Namjoon: I couldn’t go anywhere other than the convenience store, for real. And my studio. I wrote a song in tears, you know. That song was one of the only 2 songs that got confirmed among the songs I sent in one year. Among all the songs I wrote in one year.
Namjoon: That song was one of those 2.
Hoseok: Seems like you make quite a lot of songs.
Namjoon: No, it’s not that many, I just take a lot of time working on one.
Hoseok: Oh, really?
Namjoon: Yeah, it takes longer than you think.
Hoseok: I’m writing a song recently too…
Namjoon: You should release it, it’s time.
Hoseok: I should.
Hoseok: I always feel this but I envy you.
Namjoon: I envy you. (laughs) Hoseok: Why do you envy me?
Namjoon: You’re always… You’re the most professional-like in our team. You’re stable and I think that’s how a celebrity should be. I like that. Suga-hyung always jokes “Let’s do a rap line concert”, you know. But it can’t come true right away, it’s hard. I don’t have that many songs. There’s only a few thing I can do. I was only able to write 1 song while in America. I always find it hard to connect the verse and the hook.
Namjoon: When I first make the beat. Suga-hyung is incredible. I feel that sometimes when I listen to ‘Dead Leaves’ or ‘Tomorrow’.
Namjoon: I really respect Suga-hyung for writing songs for Bangtan. When it comes to writing Bangtan songs…
Hoseok: Right, it’s hard.
Namjoon: I have always wanted to talk about this with you.
Namjoon: People say this. “Taehyung and Jimin look very close, but Hoseok and Namjoon, one is in charge of dancing and one is in charge of rapping”…
Hoseok: Actually we talked a lot more than they think.
Namjoon: No, we talked a lot from time to time.
Hoseok: We talked a lot. I always came look for you when I had a slump in music.
Namjoon: I don’t know about you but, it’s true that you play a very big role of an axle to our mood, in another direction from me. And to be honest, I think you also help fulfilling what I can’t as a leader in the team, mentally.
Namjoon: I’m serious. I’m all about external affairs.*
(*Namjoon means that while he takes care of the more professional matters of the tean like representing them in front of the outer world, Hoseok takes care of the team’s atmosphere and mood.)
Hoseok: Hey, thank you.
Namjoon: Me too.
Hoseok: For real.
Namjoon: No. You know what I think it’s dramatic? I heard you wrote that during Bon Voyage season 1.
Hoseok: They asked in the interview, “Where do you want to go?”, I said “Me? Shouldn’t I want to go to Hawaii at least once?”. The next question was “If you were to go with the members, who do you want to go with?” and I answered, “I want to go with Rap Monster, my same-aged friend”…
Hoseok: We didn’t get that kind of chance often, you know.
Namjoon: I was wrong. I shouldn’t asked Hobi to go grab a cup of beer, I should have asked to go grab a cup of peppermint tea.
Hoseok: My favorite tea?
Namjoon: Yeah, you like peppermint tea, don’t you. I can’t understand people who drink peppermint tea.
Hoseok: We actually talk a lot. We talk a lot but it’s just that my character and his character on camera don’t coincide that much and we don’t have many in common, so people might think like that, but in reality, if I were to pick whom I talk with the most, I would pick this friend here.
Namjoon: We talk about trivial stuffs and also serious stuffs, thanks to that.
Hey, it’s me again, subverting your favorite tropes,
So we all know Yuuri Katsuki would be the kind of person who wouldn’t tell you he didn’t like mushrooms and would let you feed him mushrooms three meals a day rather than actually let the words “I don’t like mushrooms” emerge from his mouth
Because Anxiety™ am I right folks
But here we can flip this on its head.
Yuuri loves mushrooms.
Mushrooms are Yuuri’s favorite part of any given dish, which is why he separates them out from the rest usually and eats them last. That’s some excellent fungus right there.
Along comes Viktor Nikiforov, he of the lust-inspiring good looks and astoundingly poor social intuition. He watches the Love of His Life pick the mushrooms meticulously out of his dish and says, “Are you going to eat those?”
Yuuri Katsuki is still in a state of complete and utter stupor at this point, because within the last week two discrete–not discreet, mind you, which they are the opposite of–Russians have arrived uninvited to his fucking house, ingratiated themselves to his family an are currently dismantling the very threads of his existence. One of these Russians is his longtime crush (who is currently occupying most of his time lounging around in a provocative manner all but holding a sign over his crotch that reads Reserved seat for Yuuri Katsuki but Yuuri is a little bit feelings-blind so he’s reading it as Look how beautiful and untouchable I am! If you stare at me too long I will literally scar you like the sun and also I CAN HEAR EVERY THOUGHT ABOUT ME YOU’VE HAD SINCE AGE TWELVE! I’M DISGUSTED!) and the other is the actual inspiration for the My Chemical Romance song Teenagers.
So Yuuri can’t quite be blamed for saying no when Viktor Nikiforov asks him if he’s going to eat his favorite part of the dish.
“I’ll take them, then,” Viktor says, and picks them off his plate.
HOW ROMANTIC, Viktor’s brain screams.
Thus begins Yuuri’s mushroomless existence. Viktor loves Yuuri and wants him to Be Happy Always, and so makes a point to ensure that a mushroom never even so much as winks at his fiance ever again. He doesn’t put them in food and always ensures that, if he’s ordering something for Yuuri, it’s without mushrooms. When a dish shows up with mushrooms in it, Viktor deftly picks them out.
“Excuse me, my husband does not like mushrooms,” Viktor says so often that it could be his catchphrase, or perhaps a nickname. Viktor “My Husband Does Not Like Mushrooms” Nikiforov.
This continues until they return to Hasetsu for a visit and Yuuri’s entire family watches as Viktor picks every mushroom off Yuuri’s plate.
It’s a dish with a lot of mushrooms in it.
“You must really like mushrooms,” Mari says to Viktor.
“Oh, not particularly,” Viktor says, picking away. “But Yuuri hates them, so.”
“Oh no,” Yuuri whispers.
“Um,” says Mari.
“That’s funny!” says Hiroko, smiling and leaning her head on her hand. “Yuuri used to love mushrooms! He stole them while I was chopping them.”
I got bored and decided to highlight ten of my favorite weird/eccentric singers in modern music. Maybe they aren’t the greatest singers of all time, but they’re all unique and unmistakable. Each of them have singing voices that make you go “WTF is this?!” upon first listen, but then you slowly grow to appreciate them as you listen to more material.
Yma Sumac - The godmother of all eccentric voices. This Peruvian soprano both confused and bewildered 1950s audiences with her five octave vocal range, animal imitations, and “exotica” style of music, which mainly consisted of mambos and Latin American folk tunes. Most of the other people on this list have traces of her influence in their vocal deliveries. Check out:Tumpa and Chuncho.
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins - Once an aspiring opera singer, this R&B star single-handedly created the “shock rock” genre that performers like Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson later adopted. Emerging from coffins, evoking voodoo rituals, and scream-bellowing his way through songs about everything from soul possession to constipation? Yep, he did it. Oh yeah, and he’s rumored to have fathered over 75 children. Check out:I Put a Spell on You and Constipation Blues.
Tiny Tim - While often regarded as a novelty act, this falsetto nostalgist was actually quiet sincere with his performances. His ukulele renditions of squeaky clean 1930s pop tunes led to stardom in the 1960s, although his fame quickly faded. He would later find posthumous recognition through the use of his music in cartoons like Spongebob Squarepants. Check out:Living in the Sunlight and this bizarre cover of Earth Angel.
Kate Bush - The queen of baroque prog-pop (if that’s even a genre) known for singing self-penned (and self-performed and produced) tunes with a breathy, child-like timbre that’s hard to describe. Her live performances and music videos were equally as hard to describe, but nonetheless captivating. While she was a mega-star in the UK and much of Europe, her peculiar style never caught on in the US. Check out: Wuthering Heights and Sat in your Lap.
Klaus Nomi - Occasionally there are singers whose voices are so strange that words fail to describe them, and this German avant-garde performer is one of them. Part soprano, part alien, and part walking pop art, his style was unmistakable, if also a bit too weird for even other weirdos to process. Still, there is a beauty about his style that shines through, especially in live performances. Check out: The Cold Song and The Nomi Song.
Diamanda Galas - Her nickname in the ‘80s was “The wife of the devil”, and it’s not hard to understand why. She too started her career as an opera singer and took a turn into weird and frightening territory beginning with 1982′s nightmarish LP The Litanies of Satan. With a shrieking 5 ½ octave vocal range and infamous live performances that could scare the bejesus out of anybody, there has never been anybody quite like her before or since. Check out:Double Barrel Prayer and her cover of I Put a Spell on You.
Bjork - This Icelandic maverick started her career as part of numerous alt rock bands before embarking on a highly successful solo career. While her self-produced, eclectic music was always a bit off-kilter, she has only continued to get stranger over the years, but her clear, arresting howl has stayed the same. Her influence is insurmountable, ranging from Thom Yorke to FKA Twigs and beyond. Check out:Human Behavior and Crystalline.
Mike Patton - Best known for his work with Faith No More, he could only best be described as a vocal freak of nature. Possessing a monstrous six octave vocal range (the widest of any singer in modern music), he has mastered death metal, Italian pop tunes, experimental jazz, Native American chants and literally everything in-between. His style has no limits, nor do his songs from various projects, which often jump through multiple genres in the span of three minutes. Check out:Smaller and Smaller (with Faith No More) and My Ass is on Fire (with Mr. Bungle).
Tanya Tagaq - Another performer of “exotic” music by Western standards, this Inuk throat singer takes music traditional to her culture and puts a plethora of innovative spins on it. Alternating between hums, buzzes, coos, and clean vocals, she is primarily a storyteller, using her voice as an instrument to paint striking mental images. Recently she won the 2014 Polaris Prize for music and caused controversy by paying homage to thousands of murdered indigenous women as part of her performance at the ceremony. Check out: Improv Performance and Uja.
Julie Christmas - What would Cinderella become if Prince Charming jilted her? One listen to this Julliard-trained maniac’s voice, and you’ll get the hint. Known for her work with Made out of Babies and Battle of Mice, Christmas can go from sweet to psychotic at the snap of a finger, her vocal delivery terrifying yet intriguing to even the most hardened of metal critics. Her recent solo work is further proof of her vocal acrobatics - a fallen Disney princess, indeed. Check Out:Cooker (with Made out of Babies) and Bones in the Water (with Battle of Mice).
[After pointing out his label in the audience] “I would like to tell you, I suggested that “Kiwi” was the next single. I just like to suggest that a little more, because if we play it again they will take the hint.”
“If you’re gonna do it like that, Atlanta, you can have it as many times as you want.”
“The sash and tiara is misleading. It makes this seem like a bachelorette party.”
“I need you to be better. And I promise you I will play it as many times as it takes to get there.”
“Sois belle et tais toi. (Be pretty and shut up).”
“This used to be a church, correct? Very aware that I just screamed ‘I’m having your baby’ inside this church”
[When someone lied about it being their birthday] “Is it today? It’s not today? You’re a fraud.”
“The first time I came to Chicago was several years ago, and everyone says the same thing - ‘you have to try the pizza.’ Some people don’t like - there’s boos for pizza! Just a couple of gluten free people in the corner going ‘Boo! No pizza!’ Oh shut up! Didn’t mean to offend anyone gluten free. Gluten is a bad man and I’m sorry.”
“Oh you’re Finnish, I’m just getting started.”
“You do not go to that school. I’m afraid that’s not how it works. If you want a jumper, you have to do the time I’m afraid. Me, for example. I have loads of those jumpers. Did the time.”
“Do you feel lit?”
“Goodbye! Goodbye! Did you have fun? Bye! That’s how you beat the traffic.”
“Ruhe, bitte (silence, please)”
“I know I’m at a distance, but you are a handsome silver fox if I’ve ever said so.”
“I see a lot of you out there wearing some nice new garments… some of it says Harry….. looks like nice new merch… also available at the merch stand…”
“I find myself in a predicament. Here I am, about to sing my song Kiwi in a room full of kiwis and you weren’t loud enough”
“You prefer cheese? That’s why you came to see me!”
“I really need the toilet if I’m quite honest…Too much miso.”
“Cho kawaii! Cho kawaii! (You’re cute! You’re cute!)”
“I’m well aware I can’t do this without you all being here… It’d be rather boring. Just me talking to myself, kind of like soundcheck…”
“They’re wearing the exact same thing. How embarrassing. Let me tell you that is my worst nightmare.”
“This is a family show! Or is it?!”
“are you… are you wearing - are those boxer shorts? are those pajamas? you look great!”
Q1. Your dream job when you were a child? A badminton player when I was in elementary school. After that my parents bought me a computer so I got into gaming and wanted to do a job about gaming.
Q2. How did the members celebrate your birthday in 2017? We were all practicing singing and dancing and the lights suddenly went off, then the door was opened and Jimin-san and V-san came in holding a cake.
Q3. When do you feel like you have become an adult! I turned 20 in Japanese age in September! But actually I’m still a kid at heart, so truthfully I don’t really feel like I have become an adult.
Q4. In which moment do you feel like you’re still a kid? For example, when I watch and think about a video or an interview. When I read people’s comments, I feel like even with the same question, they think from a much bigger point of view than me. That’s when I feel like maybe I’m still lacking in depth.
Q5. A work that touched you recently? “Love, Rosie”. It made me touched because it’s a sweet but sad love story.
Q6. The kind of song you’re planning to compose? Song of styles like future base and chillstep which I enjoy and listen to a lot.
Q7. Favorite dessert? The Japanese snack kinako mochi. I like that it melts in my mouth because it’s just so fluffy! Also I ate cheesecake before the photoshoot for <non-no>. That one was delicious too♡
Q8. How do you take care of your beautiful voice? I don’t pay particular attention to it… Like I just sing with my original voice I’ve had since I was born…
Q9. Any habit? Covering my nose when I yawn. Not mouth but nose somehow. (laughs) And I pull the baby hair on my face unconsciously. I know about these things because fans told me.
Hey guys! Haven’t made a quotes masterpost in a while, so I created one for the composes! And I know it’s a different header format, but I wanted to try it out! As always, I hope you enjoy these quotes and find them inspirational, like I have.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”
“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”
“Let your mind alone, and see what happens.”
“I don’t go around regretting things that don’t happen.”
“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.”
“Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.”
“The moment is supreme.”
“The world resembles a stage on which every man is playing a part.”
“You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.”
“It should be one’s sole endeavor to see everything afresh and create it anew.”
“Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle.”
“A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.”
“It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.”
“Never let oneself be guided by the opinion of one’s contemporaries. Continue steadfastly on one’s way.”
“The point is not to take the world’s opinion as a guiding star but to go one’s way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.”
“I don’t let myself get carried away by my own ideas - I abandon 19 out of 20 of them every day.”
“A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.”
“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”
“We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life.”
“We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly.”
“The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.”
“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”
“There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.”
“We need not destroy the past. It is gone.”
“When we separate music from life we get art.”
“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”
“Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.”
“Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words.”
“Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise.”
“True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.”
“I frequently hear music in the very heart of noise.”
“It is always possible to create something original.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
“I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.”
“What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.”
“This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.”
“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the divine.”
The guitar slide right before the chorus of State of Grace where the sound amps up and how it all resembles the described relationship which starts out beautiful and then suddenly falls apart and explodes in heartbreak
The background vocals singing “uh oh” in State of Grace to symbolize how the seemingly beautiful relationship is heading for compete disaster
Taylor repeating the second verse of State of Grace as a background vocal right before the song ends
Ending the first song with “love is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right” as a warning of things to come
How the mini guitar solo in “Red” almost sounds like someone in hysterics
The gradual build up of instrumentals and vocals throughout Treacherous that works off the metaphor of the relationship being a dangerous slope/path to travel, as if the further in the song she gets, the steeper the path becomes and more she has to exert to keep going
The build up of the beat right before the bass drops in IKYWT just like how the relationship suddenly exploded
How the beat and instrumentals stop in IKYWT when she screames “Hey!” right before the chorus like a sudden realization that she’s all alone or it’s all her fault
How the pre-choruses and choruses in IKYWT get more beat and vocals as the song goes on and as she becomes more helpless and angry
All Too Well
How the “hey!” and “it feels like one of those nights” in 22 have a lot of vocal layers to give the feeling of a big group of friends yelling
“Who’s Taylor Swift anyway? Ew!”
How no other vocals but Taylor’s are present in I Almost Do, which is also shown in the song credits in the album booklet
The background vocal at the end of chorus of I Almost Do sounding like a ghost or a fading voice, which echoes how she is haunted by the relationship but can’t quite get herself to go back to it
The entire fact that WANEGBT is a pop song because the person it’s about looked down upon pop music
“With some indie record that’s much cooler than mine”
The sound of a record being suddenly stopped on a record player at the end of the bridge and how that relates to the last bullet point
“That’s so fun” at the end of Stay Stay Stay
How Taylor puts extra syllables in the rhythm at “now you carry my groceries and I”m always laughing” in Stay Stay Stay which resembles how the relationship goes beyond her expectations
How she put The Last Time right after Stay Stay Stay
The two point of views in The Last Time
The difference in urgency and volume and emotion between Gary Lightbody’s and Taylor’s voices to signify the dynamics of the relationship and break up
How Taylor’s voice lasts a little bit longer than Gary’s at the end of The Last Time to show how she was holding on longer
How the Last Time builds up and then suddenly drops everything but their vocals and one chord on a piano to convey the loss
How the background vocals of Holy Ground sound like they’re saying “hooray” even though Taylor has said they’re just ‘sounds of joy’
The urgency of Holy Ground like a memory that comes out of nowhere and fills you with a burst of happiness
How the main guitar line throughout Sad Beautiful Tragic carries the same rhythm as a train on a track and then “I stood right by the tracks and “this train runs off it’s track” and the secret message ”while you were on a train”
How, following that, the secondary guitar line pops in and out whenever she sings important lines like the memories coming back to her
The Lucky One/how it’s track 13/”wouldn’t you like to know”/ “hell”
The fact that The Lucky One was recorded in LA and Taylor never toured to Madison Square with Red or 1989 and then admitted to making us believe TS5 was going to be about roses with pics of her rose garden, like that’s some next level shit
“Good to go?”/Ed Sheeran
How Everything Has Changed sounds like an Ed Sheeran song with Taylor Swift lyrics
How the bridge of Everything Has Changed drops everything but Ed’s guitar and Taylor’s voice to give the feeling of intimacy but then explodes with full instrumentals and more vocals like a sudden burst of joy when the love interest shows up
The change to 1940′s vocabulary in Starlight to tell the story from Ethel’s point of view
The guitar at the beginning of Starlight sounding like stars glistening and then that being echoed in the background by the piano in the chorus
The calmness and softness of Begin Again after the wild ride you just went through
REFERENCING THE MAN/MUSICAL LEGEND/NOW FRIEND SHE WAS NAMED AFTER IN BEGIN AGAIN WHO SHE THEN BEATS FOR A GRAMMY 4 YEARS LATER
“But I do”
“I wear heels now”
How the album takes you through the entire deconstruction of a relationship but brings it full circle with a new love interest at the end and an echoing of hope and begins with an explosive pop rock song about wild love and ends with a gentle country song about easy, childlike love
The deconstruction of the idea of “fate” throughout the ‘story’ of the album and how it leaves you with the message that true love happens but it’s up to you to make it work and to play love “good and right” and that love should be easy and built on a solid foundation
I know beauty and the best is old news for you guys but it just came out a few days ago here in Japan so PLEASE CONSIDER: Voltron AU where Lance is Belle, Keith is Beast, and Lotor is Gaston. I feel like Pidge would have to be Chip lol and Lefou would maybe be Varkon???? Coran for Lumiere, Hunk for Cogsworth. Allura for Mrs. Potts, mall cow as the horse, Hagar as the enchantress… what’s left for Shiro? The dad? The wardrobe?? Lol. He’d be cute as the priest who likes to read. Or he could just be like… all the villagers lol. All of them.
1. We are going to party to an extent that has not previously been observed. This will continue all night. Constant fun will be had. Nobody will be in the kitchen or will need to visit the toilets. There is no kitchen. Kitchens have been banned.
2. I like you. In fact I may even like like you. I even go through periods of likelike liking you, a three-dimensional condition which very few mortal humans who are not being possessed by Aphrodite, goddess of love, have experienced. Please may we go together to a local hostelry and exist proximately with drinks?
3. Much like the crash of the Hindenburg, the sinking of the Titanic and the eventual heat death of the Universe, you and I are no longer together. You are like the editor of the conspiracy theory site upon which I spend my hopeless days. You have convinced me that the answer lies in this dead-end canyon. Meanwhile the Earth’s horizons are cluttered with oncoming meteors. You could delete all this but do you? No.
4. I am in the club. The club is in me. Together we have reached a higher and more lucrative state of clubbing. I am no longer even sure which club, it is more of a metaphorical club that I carry everywhere with me, so that I can be in the club even when I am walking down the street or popping into the shop for some rizlas or that sort of thing.
5. The people who are running things are not doing so adequately, I wish to write a letter of complaint.
6. I prefer to think of it less as a guitar and more as a sword for slaying demons but maybe it is also a giant laser with which I can write my name on the sky in flaming satellites. Anyhow, it is awesome to have a guitar like this. It is THE most fun to play with and you can use it standing up and everything.
7. Let’s go somewhere, possibly in a car. Streetlights have an ineffable poetry. Also we could share a hotel room, had that thought occurred to you too?
8. Hey you, yes you, it’s OK to be you. More than OK. You’re really quite awesome. Your existence makes the world a better place.
9. I am good at sexing, please allow me to demonstrate.
You brought the flames and you put me through hell I had to learn how to fight for myself And we both know all the truth I could tell I’ll just say this is “I wish you farewell”
This is what happens when I spend hours on the road, with my favorite songs and the brain full of Coco. And I regret nothing.
I felt like making a gifset with the whole song, but it was going to be too much. Perhaps I make another one in the future, because Praying fits the relationship between Ernesto and Héctor in a… quite dark but pretty accurate way, imho. Ernesto is an emotional manipulator de manual, as we say in Spanish, and Héctor was a victim of psychological abuse for sure (probably from the beginning). It’s even clearer in the novelization, during the flashback of Héctor’s death. He was deeply concerned about upsetting Ernesto. Too concerned.
I have mixed feelings about Ernesto. He’s a great character, and I love him for that; but he’s also a utterly despicable man, and I feel a bit uncomfortable about how Pixar kind of tried to make fun of him and his fall. Yes, yes, this is supposed to be a family movie for kids and it’s already dark enough, tbh, no need to make it worse. But Ernesto is a psychopath and a murderer, and I don’t feel like joking about those things. Laughing down such a guy can blur how dangerous he was and still is. And how dangerous is the people like him.
Damn, after all he did, he deserved hell. Some things only God can forgive.
The font I’ve used for that little effect in last words is called ‘You Murderer’, btw. It was unintentional, I swear XD
author’s note: still the cheesiest woman alive. no surprises here. i like this one better though jake’s slightly ooc and the end kiiind of sucks. you’ll see what i mean. i also would like to say most of the songs here are songs i quite like. hope y’all like it too;
pairing: jake peralta x reader;
request: all me, but i feel like i should tell you it’s a “your soulmate can listen whatever song you’re listening to in their head” soulmate au;
word count: 2316 (back at it with decent sized one shots yes);
TW: uh i think there swearing. a lil alcohol. that’s it;
grunted against your pillow when, for the third time that night, Lionel
Richie’s voice resounded loud and clear into your head. The only thing you
actually wanted to be doing all night long was sleeping, for you had a long day
coming up on the next morning, but your soulmate didn’t seem to know or care
about that. It was actually quite weird. By now, you were used to the violent
swings on his music taste – 90s hip-hop in one minute, 80s disco in the other,
you just didn’t get it at all –, but listening to stuff at three in the
morning? No, this wasn’t like them.
yes, they had this weird thing going on. Usually, they’d only blast stuff out
loud during the day, but on the most random timings. Lunch? Usually pretty
silent. But three thirty-six in the afternoon on a a Tuesday, when they should
be working and you were in the middle of an important meeting? Funky Cold
Medina would come at full volume. Nights were thankfully quiet, yes, but at
times he seemed to randomly pull an all nighter and listen to music in a pretty
psychotic pattern. As you discovered after some research, they also enjoyed
very much Die Hard’s soundtrack. None of your friends’ soulmates were weird
like this, and, at this point, you’d narrowed it down to two possibilities –
either their personality (which had to be very creepy) or their work (maybe he
was something like your friend Amy, from the 99th, a night shift
detective) was to blame, and you were hopeful that someday you’d figure out
you and harry are broken up and he writes ‘the good side’ about you.
It had been five months since you last saw Harry.
The break-up had been mutual. You didn’t want to wait for him to come home after months of being apart, and he didn’t want to hold you back. But that didn’t mean it had hurt you any less.
After deleting his number from your contact list, you had thought that you would never hear from him ever again. After all, he was Harry Styles. Harry Styles did not get wrapped up with somebody like you.
You’ve seen the pictures of him walking the streets with numerous new models–girls far prettier and deserving of him than you–and as much as it broke your heart, you were glad you were forced to move on.
God knows you had to.
It was a normal Saturday morning. You were in your car, driving to run some errands when you heard it.
On the radio.
It was so sudden and surprising that for a moment, you didn’t know what else to do but sit there, frozen. Then the car behind you honked loudly, and you stepped on the gas.
Nick Grimshaw was on the air, asking, “When you showed this to me the other day, I said something to you that I am going to repeat now. I said that this song and the lyrics…they feel quite personal, do they not?”
You suck in a breath as you quickly pull into a deserted McDonalds parking lot. When he speaks again, you find your fingers shaking. Harry’s voice is soft and foreign as he says, “This song and its lyrics have been stuck in the pages of my notebook for quite a while. I didn’t know how to translate it into a song. I didn’t know what kind of rhythm it needed. And frankly, I didn’t know if it was appropriate to release.”
Nick asks, “What do you mean you didn’t know if it was appropriate to release? There aren’t any explicit lyrics.”
You can barely imagine Harry shaking his head. How does he look like now? Your memory of him was faded and shaky.
“No–not inappropriate in that way,” Harry clarifies, “inappropriate in the sense that I didn’t know if it was too personal for me to write about. Of course, the best musicians are the ones who write about what goes on in their lives, but this particular moment or moments I write about in this song are moments that have stayed behind locked doors.”
And that’s how you finally realized he was talking about you.
“And what about the paparazzi? The fans? Will I have to worry about them?”
Harry grins and pulls you closer into his embrace. “Don’t you worry about a thing, kitten. Our love will stay behind locked doors.”
Nick’s question snaps you out of your reverie. “So why release it? Why unlock the door now?”
A long pause. You find yourself leaning closer to the speakers, as if you were leaning closer to him, too. When he finally spoke, Harry’s words surprised you.
“Because, Nick, this song is my only way of reaching out to her.”
“…the girl behind this song?”
“Yes. And don’t you go theorizing. You’ll never find her.”
“How are you so sure of that?”
“Because I can’t even find her myself.”
Your heart is pumping so fast you are afraid it’s going to burst. Nick says something else. And the beginning chords of a song starts to play. And you are hearing Harry to you again, when you started to believe you would never hear his voice again.
“I got the good side of things / Left you with both of the rings…”
You started to cry before the end of the first verse. Harry sounded so vulnerable in this, and it absolutely broke your heart to hear him recount every aspect of his life with you, and his life after you.
“I’m sure we’ll meet in the spring / And catch up on everything / I’ll say I’m proud of all that you’ve done /You taught me the ropes, and you taught me to love…”
When the song ended, you turned off the radio. You didn’t awnt to hear the praises, and the swarms of fans calling in to ask him about the mysterious girl in the song. You already knew all that.
It was you.
Harry had written a song about you.
“Is that one about me?” You asked as you lean over to try to snatch a glimpse at his notebook.
“Maybe,” he teased. “Or maybe not.”
“You have totell me,” you plead, “or else how will I know it’s about us? Do you expect me to rely solely on fan theories?”
“No,” Harry presses a kiss on your cheek. “When I write a song about you, you’ll know. I promise.”
Your phone lay on the passenger seat beside you, and you picked it up quickly–before you can convince yourself otherwise. You had deleted his contact months ago, but it would’ve taken years for the digits to vanish from your brain.
A million words filled your head when you typed in his number. Your fingers hover over the keys. What does one say after all this time?
You settle with the obvious. You were right, you type. And click send. And wait.
Seconds went by, and then a minute. Maybe it didn’t send? Nope, it did. Maybe by some divine intervention, this wasn’t Harry’s number. It is quite probable that he had it changed. If not for you, maybe for somebody else.
But then a ding sounded.
Harry had replied. About what?
You bite your lip nervously. About the song. You said I would recognize it.
His response came quick. Well, you weren’t someone that could be easily confused with someone else.
You stared at his message for what seemed like forever. You didn’t know what to say. Then Harry adds: I hope you are doing well.
I am, you immediately send, even if it was a lie. Did you really mean what you said in the song?
You sigh, and run your hands through your hair. You hated that he still had this kind of effect on you, and he wasn’t even in front of you. I gotta go, you type. Goodbye, Harry.
The three dots appear at the bottom of your screen. And then disappear. And then appear again. You had expected a long reply, after the length of time he spent typing, but you only got two words: Goodbye, Y/N.
As someone who happened to buy a lot of coal, I end up with
a lot of diamonds.
You know those carbon filters in fish tanks? I never have to
change mine now. I just sort of wave the guck out? It’s an easy chore.
Don’t forget, there’s carbon in steel. If I take it out,
this whole city’s going down.
Cardiokinesis - Control Hearts
I don’t know why you think this has to do with love. Hearts
are organs that only pump blood. I mean, I guess if your heart beats faster,
you feel like you’re in love.
I spent years in medical school specializing in heart
surgery just so I could discretely fix people’s hearts much faster than they
should be able to. But whenever anyone asks me what my secret to fast and
perfect surgery is, I have to lie and it’s eating me inside.
I can see everyone’s relationships, but sometimes it gets really distracting. All these fibrous lines keep obscuring the cinema screen.
Caelestikinesis - Control Celestial Bodies
Is it weird I can tell you’re an aries? I’m getting that you’re an aries.
Okay, so making the night sky spell out “will you marry me?” was awesome but I think I ruined a bunch of aliens’ homes. I really hope they don’t know I did that.
Being a god of the stars is generally really boring. Nothing’s ever been happening. But this little planet seems to be starting something… Better get closer to watch.
Caelumkinesis - Control the Sky
I can hide as anything that flies. So if you happen to see a bird in my room, don’t chase it out with a broom.
If you’re going to be like that, I can make sure you always get rained on.
The world is so boring. I finally found out how to make dragons and I’m gonna take the initiative and just making this happen.
Chemokinesis - Control Chemical Substances
If it’s on the periodic table, I can mess with it. People generally aren’t ready for their oxygen to become iron.
The hero can’t come and vanquish me if I’ve given them depression.
Now that I’ve trapped you in my moat… It’s acid.
Chromokinesis - Control Colors
A magician’s biggest trick: Turning the entire performance
I have a grudge against someone who somehow muscled their way into my personal art show. I’ll makes sure they never see color ever again.
So I can fly… But it’s very… Flashy. Yeah, it’s a rainbow.
Chronokinesis - Control Time
So, even if I manipulate time, I can’t manipulate space. And Earth moves, so… I kind of killed most of the population. They’re either in space or the mantle.
I’ve been stealing time from everyone and it’s all stored deep underground.
I’ve tricked a constuction crew through a time-portal and now they’re building me a castle in 16th century France. I’ll be king and my castle will never fall.
Cibumkinesis - Control Food
You don’t even know how much pretentious people like to eat my ‘innovative’ foodstuffs. Milk jerky is as weird as it sounds and only comes in 2%
I’ll win every cooking competition, no matter how much I mess up.
May your harvest be blighted and your water poisoned. Think twice before crossing me again.
Cthonikinesis - Control Nether
Powers adapt to new meanings for the word. I’m gonna send
you to minecraft hell.
Your nether regions are so fucked.
How do you feel, facing your own late father in battle?
Cukinesis - Control Copper
When NYC falls into peril again, someone with the ability to
manipulate copper calls upon the ultimate defense… The statue of liberty.
Yeah I can make a shield, but it’s gonna be copper. Sorry I can’t do anything else.
I’ve gotten into the habit of driving by old neighborhoods and making all the copper wiring and pipes be sucked into my truck. It’s only slightly villainous.
Cogitokinesis - Control Thought
If you’re going to be so angry about my favorite song, enjoy it in your head forever.
I make quite the racket erasing unwanted thoughts. Where those thoughts go though is only for me to worry about.
My robots seem too mechanical. I should steal someone’s thoughts to give them a bit of personality.
Cognikinesis - Control Perspectives
Most of the time I just force video games to let me play
first person, I’m not sure what you expected.Forcing people to look at what they’ve become is a lot like
When people make me upset, I like to make them see my actual point of view.
It doesn’t matter how far away something is, if I can see it, I can touch it.
Comakinesis - Control Hair
My stage production of rapunzel is the best in the world. How I found a continuous 20 foot braid is anyone’s best guess. I’ll never tell.
I’ve created a new breed of naturally pink poodles. I’ll be in the lap of luxury for all my days.
No I only have one of these wool sweaters. I can just change it’s color because it’s technically hair.
Combokinesis - Control Combat
Any battle goes may way, from a simple argument to an election. I’ve become the most influential person in the world.
My personal feelings are always above any actual evidence of winning, so seeing that I may be wrong is terrifying. What if I was wrong before?
Now that you’ve shown me what your attack will be, let me eliminate that possibility.
Coronakinesis - Control Corona Energy
Yes, it’s basically like that one godzilla. No, I’m not secretly the kid of godzilla.
You think you’ve seen global warming? You’ve seen nothing yet.
Stars tend to move with their corona, so don’t mind the new stars. They were already there before.
Corrokinesis - Control the Power of Corruption
I really don’t like corruption, so I keep combing the internet for instances of corruption to take it out, hitman style.
I’ve condensed corruption into these special bullets. I want you to shoot all this list, no matter how nice you think they are.
Wait, I can basically make this into a hell-dimension? Awesome. Sin for everyone.
Cryokinesis - Control Ice
If you keep annoying me all the liquid in your body is gonna freeze.
I’ve got the polar ice caps fixed, Antartica is looking good, and I’ve got enough snow cones today’s day at the park.
You’ve gotta believe me, officer! The icicle just plain fell on them! It skewered them!
Crystallokinesis - Control Minerals and Crystals
My modern witchcraft store is stocked full with crystals and stones. And it’s all homemade.
If I really tried, I could get my crystal healing techniques to go towards a doctorate.
You picked the wrong mineshaft to battle me in. You’be basically given me the battle.
Cytokinesis - Control Cells of Organisms
My friend wanted to be a cryptid so we brainstormed for a while and they decided on their form. We still chat when I’m in town.
Even if I’m terminal, I can just fix it. I don’t see why I shouldn’t be allowed to fix you too.
Changing what shape my cells take is the ultimate camouflage. No one suspects the dog.
Like, he’ll sing actual songs, but he also has a habit of making his own lyrics whenever he feels the need:
L: Mullet man, mullet man, does whatever a mullet can-
K: Lance, that doesn’t even make sense!
L: Neither does your hair!
The others complain, but they all, deep down, actually quite like hearing Lance sing, especially Keith:
L: *singing nonsense*
K: You have a really pretty voice, you know that?
L: *too flustered to speak for the rest of the day*
K: (-＿- ) Typical.
Keith is a cup: holds things.
Literally, anything Lance finds on the ground, be that a cool looking rock or stick, or something he picks up at a strange planet, he hands to Keith to carry
It all started because Keith offered to hold something for Lance once since Lance’s pockets were already full (he has like…two that are actually functional) and it never stopped
L: Keith can you hold this please?
K: Do I have a choice?
L: I mean, you don’t have to…*pulls out the puppy eyes, and Keith is weak*
He doesn’t mind that much though, since seeing Lance’s eyes light up whenever he hands him something he finds interesting is so worth it, even if at the end of the day he’s carting around like, 15 pounds worth of extra junk
But they’re treasures to Lance, which makes them priceless to Keith
He did, however, make the mistake of offering Lance his utility belt after a particularly overzealous morning of collecting, and got the silent treatment the rest of the day because No way in HELL am I wearing something so hideous! And How dare you even suggest such a thing?!
Keith wanted to be offended, but imagining Lance in a “glorified fanny pack” (his words, not Keith’s), was too much to handle, so he let it drop
Lance’s pants are not actually jeans. They’re jeggings.
K: They don’t even have pockets!
L: It’s called comfort Keith, look it up.
K: It’s impractical.
L: Coming from the guy in yoga pants.
K: These are LULULEMON YOU IGNORANT SLUT.
Lance knows Morse Code
he learned it as a child after seeing it in a movie, and he and his siblings all used it as a way to communicate after bedtime
since they weren’t actually talking to each other it made for a good loophole, and they got really good at conversing that way
post Voltron discovery, Lance finds himself tapping out random sentences on surfaces around the ship whenever he’s nervous/stressed/or missing home, as a way to calm himself
the others all think its just him being fidgety, but Keith knows
he picked it up from watching too many spy movies as a child, and though he never had any siblings to send messages to, Keith found comfort in the fact that he could outwardly insult his teachers/adults without them knowing what he was saying
Needless to say Keith knows what Lance is saying as he taps his fingers idly on the table at dinner one night
And later on, he understands the questions Lance is asking from the soft taps against his wall (his bed is right next to Lance’s, that’s canon folks-plus those walls are thin as fuck)
Questions Lance used to ask his siblings after their parents had tucked them in:
Did you like supper?
Can I sleep in your bed? (Lance used to get terrible nightmares, and sleeping alone was a big no-no)
And Keith is smiling to himself as he hears these messages, because he can just imagine Lance’s poor parents having to suffer through the irregular knocks and taps, knowing their kids were up to something, but having no proof
But then his smile fades, because he knows Lance must be hurting
He knows that he’s missing home, and his family, even though he hides it from the others
So Keith lifts a hand hesitantly, and taps out an answer to Lance’s first question against the wall that separates their rooms:
Yes, I’m awake.
There’s a few moments of silence, and then Keith hears a quick series of taps:
You can understand this?
Oh…then: Did you like supper?
And it goes on like that, with them conversing without words, with Keith hearing the odd chuckle or two coming from Lance’s room after some of his replies, and it warms Keith’s heart
It’s after an hour or so of this that Keith feels bold enough to answer the last of Lance’s initial questions, and he taps out the words quickly so as not to chicken out:
There’s room in my bed if you want to sleep over.
And he’s holding his breath as he awaits a reply, but the next knocks he hears don’t come from the wall, but rather his door
And as Keith gets up to answer it, he sees Lance standing there, pillow in hand, blanket draped across his shoulder, and a sheepish grin on his face
And Keith grins back, moving aside so Lance can enter, and the two pass out curled up against one another, warding off nightmares and smiling in their sleep.
The next morning the two walk in on Hunk questioning Allura about the mice getting into the walls, and Lance nearly chokes from stifling his laughter
Oh boy I actually have a lot for this one, so…be on the lookout for a fic ;)
Here is a list of youtubers that I like to listen to for listening comprehension of Norwegian along with some small shows and educational channels to watch. I mainly made this list to help everyone with some exposure to spoken Norwegian, since in my opinion it’s a bit difficult to find Norwegian speaking youtubers.
(not all of the youtubers are from Oslo/speak the Oslo dialect/standard østnorsk, but I think it might help quite a bit with some exposure to other dialects too. It’s helped me at least.)
Alfonso Dingo Torres- channel that posts Steven Universe videos/songs in other languages. He doesn’t have a Norwegian specific playlist but if you scroll through his videos, I’m sure you find the
Norwegian ones right away.
Cartoon Network Norge- It’s Cartoon Network, but in Norwegian, which means shows like Steven Universe and Adventure time are available (but not the full thing usually).
Hei Briskeby - Okay, yes, I know they aren’t going to upload again but they are from Oslo and there are transcripts of their videos in English. I feel like that might help you get used to just understanding how the language is supposed to sound along with a translation to help attach sound to meaning.
Hjartholm90 - I’m pretty sure he’s from Bergen. His dialect sounds either bergensk or similar but I might be wrong about that. (correct me if you think or know otherwise). Also is a gaming channel if you’re into that.
Lykke Sofie Myrås- She is from Stavanger. Miscellaneous channel, from makeup to vlogs to routine videos. She hasn’t uploaded much recently but she does have a snapchat which is lykkesofie
makeupmalin - She is from Holmestrand, which, is eastern Norway. She does makeup as well as other things and is a pretty big channel.
Miriam Lie- Definitely from the west (please correct me if you know). Does mostly makeup videos.
Nellie- She is from Tigerstaden. She does a wide variety of types of videos, such as humor and relate-able videos.
Norwegian Teacher - Karin - Obviously from Oslo. Remember, she doesn’t just do teaching videos, she does vlogs and other videos about life in Olso as well as other places she goes.
NRK P3 - Literally
NRK’s channel, with music, interviews and more.
OLEJOHA- He is from Oslo. He does vlogs as well as funny videos. He also talks about Skam ;)
Rakkerstreker - Pretty sure they are from east Norway, please correct me if you know otherwise. They are another gaming channel that plays quite a big variety of games. This is their main channel.
Sangfugl - From Oslo. She does a big variety of videos and has subtitles both Norwegian and English on most of her videos. I just think she deserves more subscribers to be honest lol.
Stina Talling- She is from Bergen. She does a wide variety videos, specifically comedy and entertainment videos.
Sunny- She is from Oslo. Yes, I know she doesn’t do much speaking in Norwegian but she have some videos where she explains slang terms or swears
tim lektor- mainly grammar lessons that are pretty in depth plus some audio books
Veernacular - You might know her as Vee or letslearnnorwegian on here ? She just has a pronunciation video but I feel like this is a good place to get started if you still don’t know some pronunciation, plus she’s going to be making more videos soon !
Weird Norwegian - from Trondheim (specifically Steinkjer). Doesn’t specifically speak Norwegian all the time but will do videos about his dialect, Norwegian swear words or translating things into Norwegian.
Amalie Olsen - (reccomended by @archlover-9) from Vestfold, which is very near Oslo. She does humor, makeup and beauty videos as well as some vlogs.
Kristine Bremnes - I’m not exactly sure but i think she’s from Trondheim or somewhere near it? she does vlogs, hauls and some makeup videos.
JOSU - from Narvik which is far north (closish to tromsø). He mainly does vlogs.
Norsklærer Karense - as @toramor put it, “She is a professional Norwegian teacher and has hundreds of videos where she explains Norwegian grammar and phrases. I’d reccomend her channel to those at a more intermediate level. Her videos are great practice as they’re all in Norwegian, but they’re easy to understand because she speaksslowly and explains more difficult words.”
BeasVerden - (reccomended by @fremmedsprak) from Oslo (or as she put it, a “portugese girl from oslo). She does a lot of humor videos and skits, from what i can tell.
LenaRedmo - (also reccomended by @fremmedsprak) From Trondheim. She does beauty, vlogs hauls and other things.
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo-(also also reccomended by @fremmedsprak (ily im so sorry for tagging you so much lol)) He’s from Trondheim also. He does vlogs mostly about athletic activities (skiing, running etc.) His vlogs also include English subtitles which can be of help
Nordic ScreensTV- Norway’s own Youtube network (according to their description, it’s the first and biggest network) that brings together Norwegian Youtubers and has them collab, doing challenges or other random activities together.
x, x, andx are episodes of Charlie and Lola, a children’s show, that, to me, are very simple and easy to understand for listening comprehension in my opinion. (it’s also on the nrk website, but unless you know a way around it, it’s blocked there.)
x is a playlist for a show called The Moomins (Mummintrollet in Norwegian)
x is a playlist for the little mermaid (songs and speaking) in Norwegian