is it just his accent or...

anonymous asked:

ok so we have established that kravitz goes to cockney when he gets a frighten. now consider: kravitz scares taako as a comeback and taako, having had years in the field of entertainment, decides “okay fuck it let’s play it up” and starts crying on cue. kravitz panics and he’s still sort of in cockney but it’s not like any language anymore just word-sounding noises in a shitty cockney accent. this is one of the funniest things taako has ever seen in his life. he absolutely loses his shit

taako (and lup) crying on cue as a manipulation tactic when they were kids is my FAVOURITE thing in the FUCKING WORLD

but also i feel like kravitz freaks out and starts crying also and so they’re both crying on the floor but then taako starts laughing and stops immediately and kravitz is still like what???? is happening i’m sorry???????

I really like how you can see dean re-evaluating his whole life in one gif. Like the cowboy hat already had him like “well damn” but then the accent is like *swallows all his thirst cuz hot damn* “cue the gotta get my shit together cuz fuck I just realized accent kink totally does it for me”

Johnny continually re-invents himself, but he makes it look effortless. He’s always fresh. Johnny has such a range, going through different periods, accents, worlds. He’s on top right now. Still, you get the feeling he hasn’t reached his peak yet … he has so much more in him. He’s not out to prove anything to anyone. He just wants to create wonderful characters and have a great time.

—Richard Gladstein Producer, Finding Neverland (JohnnyDeppZone)

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The wedding vows in Not Yet were fantastic!!! As was Tony reading him Sherlock in an accent, and burying him with a copy of the book!!! Just beautiful!!!

I LOVE THE WEDDING VOWS!
The poor priest??? Bucky is calmly promising to be careful in this life but VIOLENT in the next so he and Tony can meet up often? And Tony promises to sell his soul again and keep his accent?

THE POOR PRIEST can’t even be like, “I’m out” because Tasha is glaring at him!!!!

Dark’s voice in fanfiction: “His voice deep and gravelly, yet sophisticated and enthralling, luring people in like a deadly siren, etc.”

 Anti’s voice in fanfiction: “w͠h̢at t͘e͜ f҉ook d̶o y̢e ҉wa̵nt t̴h̶is̕ ̛ty͞me ͘ya͢ ̵ars̵e͜ piec̵e͟ of shi̸te̵? foo҉kin͡'͞ ͞c͟irc͞l̡e̢ş ̀i͠ tel̸l ya͞,̷ ̡jeasu͝s͝ ͘chri̢st͏🔪🔪🍀”

but alec and magnus greeting each other with ‘mister lightwood’ and ‘mister bane’ every time they see each other in increasingly more obnoxious english accents

Can we just talk about Harry somehow getting Sirius’ old motorbike and fixing it up because it’s in disarray.

And Draco scoffs because “What on earth are you gonna do with that old scrap metal?!”

Harry shrugs shoving his hands in his pockets. “Fix it,” he mumbles.

But then he starts to resent the bike because Harry spends hours in the shed fixing it up and won’t let anyone near him. It takes him months and Draco is close to setting the shed on fire because that damn motorbike has taken ALL of Harry’s attention and the only thing that stops him from complaining is the way he catches Harry looking at old photos in the middle of the night, and he knows Harry needs it.

And then finally, fucking finally, Harry finishes. It’s the first day of March and absolutely freezing when he invites Draco for a ride. He has absolutely NO desire to go anywhere near that enchanted muggle death trap but Draco just sighs and agrees.

“I’ll be out in a minute,” he groans, putting it off for as many minutes as he can before finally pulling on his jacket and scarf.

But when he steps outside the sight before him takes his breath away because Harry is leaning back against the motorbike and yeah te motorbike looks absolutely impeccable but it’s Harry he can’t take his eyes off. Harry in his worn denim pants and soft white t-shirt with a leather jacket over it all that makes Draco feel hot and flushed all over.

Then he’s holding his hand out, beconing Draco closer. And as Draco climbs on, inhaling the accent of leather and Harry’s shampoo, wrapping his arms around him from behind and feeling the muscles in Harry’s back ripple against his chest as Harry starts the bike he can’t help but think this might have been one of the best ideas Harry has ever had.

Cocos Voice Test
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Cocos Voice Test

….AHAHA I’M NERVOUS ABOUT POSTING THIS-

But with all the voice acting talk lately, it’d be good to post it…! Plus I got encouragement from the stream, but- Yep. I actually recorded this before the casting call went up, and unfortunately there’s no place for a Cocos audition yet (I’m gonna try for Cake too!) but thisss is my Cocos voice! Yep yep!

I dunno if my accent is noticeable or not pft!!

[Shaman Cocos belongs to @loverofpiggies!!]

Guys we need to remember Crystal Kingdom Kravitz like sure he can be a polite gentleman and kind and suave but also he’s a fucking nerd with a work accent who takes SERIOUS PLEASURE in fucking up a bountys day and makes jokes about performance anxiety and gets super sarcastic and spiteful

Like just imagine Taako seeing Krav in action again and his sweet “I love you Taako and everyone should love you” gentleman of a boyfriend has slipped right back into “WOT THE FOCK IS WRONG WITH YOU” And Taako is just so in love

BTS AT AMAs EXPECTATIONS:
  • 95% of the people cheering at the red carpet will be ARMYs singing every BTS song (The 5 other % are celebrities and reporters)
  • One of BTS’ songs will be playing during the red carpet maybe
  • BTS will arrive being the best-dressed humans ever (VOGUE be shaking and faint asap)
  • BTS hair will make people wishing to have the same haircut and Suga’s hair will be bluer than the clearest sky maybe
  • Everyone in the red carpet will want to interview BTS and start every sentence by “your fans are so passionate/love you guys … ” or “You are very good looking … ” or even “Are you nervous?”. 
  • Namjoon will be answering questions with his dimples. V will for sure do something that is either super funny or very impressive. Jhope will scream something, Jimin I mean Christian will use his new bought impressive accent to kill some people on the way, Jungkook will turn heads and Suga will look soooo done but on the inside, he is just very nervous. Meanwhile, Jin will be making someone somewhere asking for his name. 
  • BTS will get into the venue and everyone will start screaming BTS and the fanchant, be ready to see people turning left and right. 
  • BTS being the polite guys will applaud and cheer for everyone. 
  • If there is a sexy performance be ready to see the whole crowd jamming to the song while our boys being so shaken. 
  • Everyone will think “oh they are so cute” but they will surprise everyone once on stage *cough* their duality *cough*
  • BTS’ expressions when the camera zooms will be priceless. Gif material in every shot. 
  • The cutest part will be knowing that their families and the whole company is there to support them.
  • The whole place will be already screaming to the heavens but if they sing another song I think the whole place will be like hit by a thunder of screams.  
  • Do you know that thing that happens when the camera zooms on BTS and ARMY screams. Well, this will happen too. 
  • BTS will meet Zedd and it will turn so extra
  • All the celebrities will be approaching BTS so be ready for many photos with global celebrities. 
  • We will have people being so confused online asking who is who what is what
  • New memes will be made.
  • BTS will turn Vlive and Namjoon will cut the onions.
  • We will have expectations, but the reality will be even better.
  • If you thought these past few days were crazy, you will see insanity after this night. Let’s hope for the best! 
Never Her

Originally posted by inlovewithacriminals

Pairing: Loki x Reader (ft. the Avengers)

Content/Warnings: Angst; fluff

Words: 1544

A/N: So my Soulmate AU writing extravaganza begins with Loki, my MCU husband. I’ll probably end up writing these Soulmate AUs to be a little longer. This was a request for @bi-pie67 for 7. Your internal voice is the voice of your soulmate’s, rather than your own.


“Are you sure bringing Loki back to the Tower is a good idea?” You asked Thor dubiously. Steve seemed to reflect your sentiment, looking just as doubtful.

“I assure you, Loki will not get into any trouble,” Thor said. “He seems to have had a change of heart, and my father has ensured that he will be unable to use magic while here, at least until we are sure he is trustworthy.”

“I’m going to trust you on this, Point Break,” Tony said. “But if he destroys my tower again, I won’t be happy.”

“I am certain Loki will do no such thing,” Thor said. “I shall bring him here tomorrow, is that okay?” Everyone shrugged, still looking uneasy with the whole idea, though nobody raised any objection to that. “Marvelous! He shall be here tomorrow, then.”

Clint snorted. Out of everyone, he was, understandably, the least excited. “Can’t wait.”

You hadn’t actually been around for the whole Loki debacle, and admittedly you were a little curious to meet Thor’s brother. Some rather colorful tales had been told by the rest of the Avengers about Thor’s ‘crazy adopted brother’, but you wanted to find out for yourself. Plus, as someone who was still waiting to find their soulmate, there was always the little ‘what if it’s him’ in the back of your mind. Your soulmate, at least from what you always heard in your internal voice, sounded British… almost. You couldn’t put your finger on the accent, but it was similar to Thor’s.

“Up and at ‘em, sunshine!” Tony’s voice came over the speakers in the tower the following morning. “Good ol’ Reindeer Games will be here today, so we gotta make sure everyone is ready. You know, just in case he goes rabid reindeer on our asses. That’s all. Over and out.”

Groaning, you rolled out of bed, pulling on some presentable clothes and making sure you were ready to meet Thor and Loki. Thor had informed everyone that he would arrive around noon, giving everyone ample time to get ready. You made your way to the kitchen, grabbing a cup of coffee that Steve had made and sitting at the table.

“Sleep okay?” Steve asked, glancing up from his own cup.

“Yeah,”  You nodded. “Thanks for the coffee.”

“No problem. What do you think about Loki coming to stay here?” He asked you.

You shrugged. “Well, I’ve never met the guy, so it’s hard to say. Wary, but curious.”

“All I can say is, don’t get your hopes up too high,” He said with a snort. “I don’t trust the guy.”

“Guess we’ll have to find out,” You said.

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  • Napoleon: If I run and leap at Peril, he will almost certainly catch me in his arms.
  • [Illya walks in, coffee in hand]
  • Napoleon: COMING IN! [runs at Illya]
  • Illya: NO! I'M HOLDING COFFEE! [drops coffee on the floor and catches Napoleon]

Every Leverage episode is awesome in its own way but I gotta admit, the Rashomon job is and will always be my favorite. It’s just…there’re so many little details that make it great. The way Sophie’s accent gets progressively more mangled throughout Eliot, Hardison, and Parker’s retellings. Hardison’s first ever impression of Eliot being some knife-crazy maniac (the way the knife changes sizes depending on who’s telling the story gets me every time). How everyone except for Nate thinks the museum’s head of security is some super hardcore, ultra competent guy when really he’s just a poor dude with a crush. Hardison stuffing the shrimp puffs into his pockets (Same, Hardison. Same.). The goddamn breath mints (“it’s a very distinctive smell”). How the dagger literally falls right into Nate’s hands. How Hardison is canonically 19 at this time and somehow manages to pass himself off as the Zimbabwe art minister?? Combine all of that together and there is absolutely nothing about this episode that I don’t love. 

[Context: My human monk character recovers a book owned by her missing master from Gnolls and locked herself in her room to read it. After reading the book and succeeding in a constitution save, the knowledge from the book causes psychic damage and I scream so loud my party members hear me.]

Hobbs ( Human Rogue): *knocks* “Are you ok Dorrali, do you need anything?”

Me: *Says nothing and is in pain*

DM (As book): A voice comes from the book. “You probably should answer the  door, he sounds concerned for your well being.“ Walking closer to the book Dorrali can see a face the cover of the book formed from the worn leather giving the appearance of eyes, nose and mouth with the mouth moving as the book speaks to her the cracked leather looking like wrinkles of a wizened old face.

Me: *Is tripping out over the book* "Whatever this thing did to me is tripping me out.”

Book: “You are not "tripping out”, I am speaking to you.

Hobbs OOC: *Hears the unfamiliar voice* I pick the lock.

Me OOC: You know I forbid you from entering my room?

Hobbs OOC: Dorrali will love Hobbs sooner or later? *Rolls 14*

DM: Lock DC was 15

Vicq (Perverted bard Halfling): *Sees Hobbs trying to get into my room* ”Hobbs! you naughty scamp! It seems just like Dorrali to play hard to get, making you toil for your spoils. *Knocks on the door* Dorrali, darling, things are heating up out here between just the two of us, we could really use your, shall we say, supervision?“ 

Me (Sheltered in a monastery for all my life): "What are you talking about?”

Hobbs: “I heard voices and became concerned that Dorrali didn’t answer when I knocked." 

Vicq: "Wait, wait, wait. You mean to tell me that Dorrali has brought someone into the shadow Viper pit, without letting any of us know, against specific orders not to do so?” *At the top of his lungs* "Dorrali…you got som ‘splaining to do!!!“ In an unfamiliar accent as gets a running start to drop-kick the door open.

Vicq: *Nat 20*

DM: The door swings open and you she a red faced Dorrali slouched over in the middle of the floor. Hair clinging to her forehead from sweat and a book clenched in her hand.

Me: *Frazzled by everything that's happening* "CAN’T A GIRL READ AND GET WRECKED BY A BOOK IN PEACE AROUND HERE?!”

Richie Tozier hasn’t spoken a word to anybody since he came to Derry in the middle of the school year. Until he talks to Eddie Kaspbrak.

Chapter one.

He sits in the back of the classroom with his head on the table and his eyes closed, chocolate curls dancing along his forehead and plump lips curled into the most beautiful frown. Nobody knows why he’s here, or where he’s come from, just that he smokes expensive cigarettes and smells like an adult’s cologne. Sixteen-year-old Richie Tozier has not spoken a word to anybody in the eleventh grade since the first day he arrived—December seventh, Eddie would never forget it.

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My Extra Life 2017 Highlights/ RECAP
  • Jeremy dressed as Rimmy Tim
  • Him then giving his mask to Matt who couldn’t even see out of it because of his hair
  • Everyone putting their name on the wheel to see who kissed Larry
  • Alfredo just go straight for the smooch
  • Michael and Jeremy just wanting to do shots
  • Millie being so cool about giving up her Xbox one X
  • How the RT Games didn’t actually test any of the stuff they brought to do
  • FunHaus!
  • The southern accents
  • Elyse breaking the wheel
  • How in costume, Miles looks exactly like Burnie
  • The Know trying to do the chip challenge and all falling apart 
  • Except Kdin who took it like such a champ
  • Becca’s pregnant!
  • Tbh the whole of Whose Spot is it Anyway
  • But especially the interpretive dance, Captain Hook vs Peter Pan, Jeremy as Trevors hands and of course
  • The Hoe down
  • Cole literally having a meltdown at the one chip challenge
  • Jacks third nipple paintball shot
  • Barbara skyping in for Always Open
  • Her unable to insult people except for:
  • “Mariel, you’re a cunt”
  • Miles spanking everyone and literally makes Mica fall over
  • Werewolves!
  • Kyle not telling anyone about the paintball rules and them all immediately plotting against him secretly
  • Yssa and Trevor constantly accusing each other while Jeremy gets away with it
  • The second game being over so quickly just to fuck Kyle
  • IRIS!!
  • She’s so cute!
  • “Iris dances across the stage”
  • The Mavin “kiss” 
  • Iris crying at the Mavin “kiss”
  • Alfreyco purposefully sabotaging Mavin in the piggy back race
  • Headgimite!
  • Gavin, of all people, being willing to lick it off
  • The McChip challenge
  • Gavin’s reaction to the McChip challenge
  • Andy and Gavin taking 28 paint balls and Gavin being so angry he storms off at it
  • Bob Ross! 
  • I was too busy trying to paint to Bob Ross to actually pay attention to what was going on
  • Blaine doing to milk challenge and all the puke that followed
  • Chris trying to cook 
  • “Is this even on?” “No”
  • Jon’s reaction to Patrick eating the fish
  • SCREWATTACK JAPANESE GAME SHOW
  • This whole segment also
  • The first game :
  • Murial and Yssa taking it like bosses
  • But Sam, oh Sam, poor Sam
  • BUT THEN CHAD
  • Honestly, go Chad, Twice in the balls
  • Then I was distracted by all the kissed:
    • Jack and Chad
    • Ryan and Chad
    • Ryan and Chad
    • Jack and Chad
    • Go Chad!
  • The Blue Team failing at all the games
  • Chad’s vengeance! 
  • 2Sp00ky!!!
  • Then getting like 10 elite donations straight away
  • The shaving of Miles
  • The story that I actually got really into
  • Didn’t really pay attention to the next segment due to tiredness
  • The animation team and Chris!
  • The amount of determination that Chris was going to eat a bug was amazing
  • And boy did he eat that bug
  • And then promptly pass out afterwards
  • The Fanfiction of Camp Camp
  • How in the last 30 minutes we raised over $40,000!
  • Burnie: “After this you’re all fired”
  • The final total of $1,209,970.73!!!!
  • Jack getting all emotional which got me emotional
  • Matt once again singing us out!
  • And finally that little dance party

Honestly was amazing!! 

HERE’S TO RT EXTRA LIFE 2017

#FOR THE KIDS!!!

Hey guys! I’ve told you before that I’m a writer so this is a hella long post because it’s track-by-track. Unapologetically so. Hope you guys enjoy x 

TRACK 1: “… READY FOR IT?

 This song is a battlecry. The thumping bass brings to mind the heavy thud of wolves paws as they race towards their prey, seeking the trail left by a girl who used to leave her heart open and on her sleeve, ready to be snatched at any moment in a snap of their jaws. But no more. From the moment she clears her throat, we learn this battle will be on Taylor’s terms. It is her fight to win.

This is the first love song she’s released and had complete artistic ownership of in three years. It is no coincidence then that there’s reference to the tortured passions of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. They were a couple hopelessly and dangerously in love with many scars carved on their hearts by the other’s knife. This reference is a throwaway to the long list of ex lovers the girl who bathes in diamonds has had but also a reference to the flickers of hope Taylor feels for longevity no matter what with Joe. Their road may be complicated at times but they will get  there because the game is hers. The constant question of ready for it and in response baby let the games begin is so obviously a call of warning to Joe for what lies ahead but perhaps more subtly it is the call of Taylor’s inner voices and heart to her razor sharp self awareness. Is she ready for the games to begin? Is she ready to open her heart and give Joe a chance to be a better man?

TRACK 2: “END GAME” ft. Ed Sheeran & Future:

This song starts off with Taylor’s declaration that she wants to find a forever. It sounds sincere, gentle, wearied, the tone of the too often heartbroken. But then it shifts, it’s like the rose coloured glasses have come off and she’s reminded of her reputation. Then it’s all tongue in cheek sarcastic satire to keep the smile in place so that we don’t see how much it hurts. She has to weigh up every interaction in the context of her reputation. The addition of Ed & Future speaks volumes; one is a time trusted friend who has finally found a bright love of his own but that was not without heartbreak and the other gives her an edgier attitude that makes her self awareness all the more powerful.

There has been a further loss of innocence in this sharpening of her self awareness, gone are the wistful days of “say you’ll remember me”, that’s all I want. Now it’s all “I don’t wanna touch you, I don’t wanna be just another ex love you don’t wanna see.” She can see the fall right from the start but this time she opts out and says unless I’m your end game… because I don’t want to pick up any more pieces of my broken heart.

Also: Shoutout to Ed for his Cherry inspired verse. It made me feel many emotions too. SWEERAN THRIVES.

TRACK 3: “I DID SOMETHING BAD.”

The girl with the long list of ex lovers is back. However with the casually explicit twist, this narrative seems layered with perceptions and recognition of self-worth, “If a man talks shit, I owe him nothing.” This is drip-feeding the media exactly what they want, she’s stoking the fire herself. But in feeding the fire herself, she’s sending the burning embers back at them. Did you really think the girl who you used as an international rod for slut shaming would stay quiet forever? Nope. She doesn’t care if you burn her like a witch at the stake because she’s already done it. She’s burnt away all of the misplaced guilt and is now revelling in how good they felt in the moment. In fact, watch out she’s blazing with all the fire of a phoenix reborn and you might just get turned to ash.

TRACK 4: “DON’T BLAME ME.”

This & “I Did Something Bad” sound like sister tracks. The girl who jetsets around the world collecting men isn’t quite finished with her tale yet. She reminds us that defining her relationships by their headlines and paparazzi shots is a foolish move because those things are  one-dimensional. Taylor believes in love and this is her way of reminding us that there was love in every escapade of her heart up until now, at least at some point. She’s talking about the heady rushes head spinning intoxication of first glances and hands on skin and it doesn’t matter what the media says about the way she handles relationships because they forget love and that makes you crazy. Maybe in their minds the drug she refers to is not a singular identity but a collective “baby” and to them love will always be something she “uses”. But the heart wants what it wants and Taylor knows that so it doesn’t really matter.

TRACK 5: “DELICATE.”

This is the kind of song that happens when you cut the cord that is the boy crazy perception of yourself. You step back into the shadows and disappear so that they can’t find you. You close your heart, lock your doors and rebuild. And then he shows up. This is a cautionary songpp because Taylor can obviously feel sparks but… she’s just started to rebuild and if they find out the wolf hunt begins again. With delicate disbelieving vocals, we see Taylor start to realise that he can’t possibly want to gain anything from her reputation because it’s so bad… The wheels turn in her head. I imagine the realisation, “Wait so he must like me for me?” With the beat drop comes hope. Details are slowly given and then he stays. He doesn’t run so Taylor gives him pieces of herself; confessions thoughts and then her brain catches up with her mouth and the wheels come to a grinding halt: Her inner monologue screams it was too much too fast. We’ve all been there. It’s too delicate. No going back now. It’ll break and I’ll be left alone. Maybe one day I’ll find someone who doesn’t walk away, one day too.

TRACK 6: “LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.”

The world tore a girl to shreds, made her play the fool on tilted stages. She retreated and rebuilt. Now the fool is dead. From here on out, she only trusts her army. With high heeled boots, red lips and words as sharp as daggers, she’s cutting herself a path. She is taking no prisoners and she’s accompanied by a savage snake because she and her army will always be better at the game. When she’s finished hunting down your asses, she’ll sit back on her throne with a high pitched giggle and say, “oh look what you made me do.”

TRACK 7:  “SO IT GOES…”

When people are watching, you have to be careful. Cover your tracks. Taylor doesn’t leave her heart open or on display anymore. But then they leave. The door shuts. You lock it with a key and the crashing chemistry you’ve been trying to deny slams into your ribs, knocking the breath out of you. It’s stolen kisses, careless touches, reckless chasing of the high. Body language is a fluency all its own. But a quick reminder before you unlock the door and venture out again; wash the lipstick off your face. *clears throat* you got a little caught up in the moment and you don’t want to blow your cover!

TRACK 8: “GORGEOUS.”

 The childish proclamation of the title to begin this next glimpse into Reputation  is hinting at the satirical inner monologue that this song is , reminiscent of the times you write your crush’s  last name instead of your own to see how it fits. It’s all giggles and late night phone calls, the kind Taylor most likely had with Abigail where they talked real slow because it was late and their mamas didn’t know (: However, it could also serve as a projection of the runaway daydream that fills Taylor’s mind from that very first night when she stumbles home alone to her cats, of what a possible future might look like (with kids one day) The lazy liquor loosened rhythms of Taylor’s thoughts tell us things she hasn’t admitted fully yet but will soon on nights at 4am staring at her reflection  in the bathroom mirror, telling herself the bravest thing she ever did was run - that this gorgeous  swoonworthy British boy with his careless touches and drawling accent has awakened the possibility of something better. This realisation rattles Taylor as she contemplates the gaps in her current relationship. *cue wistful sighs of frustration and enchantment, set to the dialogue of every teenage movie where the girl thinks the boy is just too good looking, how unfair is that?

TRACK 9: “GETAWAY CAR.”

The thing about any movie that has a getaway car scene is that they inevitably crash…. And that’s exactly what happens here. Except, the carnage is human hearts. She was running. There was a person she crashed into. It gets all blurred and tangled, she thinks she’s free but the thing about those movies is that the thing you ran from in the getaway car catches up to you particularly if there’s a track you can follow. Oceans of distance weren’t enough, darling. You needed to disappear. And I think she realises that  but she tries to pretend innocence and will the sunset closer. Unfortunately  the only real  way to untangle yourself is to disappear crying in the back of a getaway car in the dead of night. Without a word. That must have hurt a lot.

TRACK 10: “KING OF MY HEART.”

This song happens in tandem with Delicate. She’d sworn off love. Joe turned up. The British boy with the heart of gold who made his American queen believe. He made behind closed doors a paradise of rooftop nights. Before she knows it, he is every love story Taylor has ever daydreamed of. The line “is this the end to all the endings” made my heart swell because it’s clear Taylor hopes he’s the one. Please let there be no more heartbreak.

TRACK 11: “DANCING WITH OUR HANDS TIED.”

Dancing is supposed to be a joyous thing and maybe it was in the beginning. You can reassure with every beat. Sometimes your gut instinct shouldn’t be ignored though  because it does raise red flags. The door only needs to be fractionally ajar for the hunters to find a way in and set your paradise aflame. It sometimes doesn’t matter how much you dance to escape the flames, they will catch you. You will get tired. Dancing is a bliss that is euphoria swimmimg through your veins if the beat enters your bloodstream in the right moment; you feel like you could live forever. And in the end no matter how much it might hurt to walk away again, you would still dance for just another kick of that rush.

TRACK 12: “DRESS.”

Taylor’s caught up in the chemical rush. Every syllable drips with lust and the glory of the high when your hearts crash into each other, slamming the breath from between your ribs. It’s hands in hair and I don’t care what they think. It’s seeing the worst (hi bleachella) and still wanting. It’s realising you made mistakes before this and why didn’t you just do this from the beginning because it feels so good now you can’t ever have imagined wanting anything else. But every mistake is a marker in the roadmap and you woke up just in time to find where you needed to be.

TRACK 13: “THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS.”

I think everyone’s been in this situation, right? Someone burns you and it hurts but in the fun of a party, you click and connect again and it all starts to feel like water under the bridge. Maybe there was over-reacting happening. You throw them a second chance. Redemption. You’re the nice girl and you make excuses. But then they do it again, maybe it takes a couple of things and suddenly it’s too much. You lock the gate for your own safety. But they still expect you not to care. To flash a smile and forgive. I’m sorry. That’s not happening. You get hurt when I push back. I guess I should forgive you because we both threw stones. But… that would require me to mean it. Whoops, *laughs manaically* I can’t even say it with a straight face!!!

PS: It’s not too obvious I have personal experience with this song is it? Thanks KS x.

TRACK 14: “CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT.”

This song is difficult for me to process because I never thought it would actually happen. I seem to remember somewhere along the way, a couple of years back, Taylor expressing frustration that she couldn’t seem to write happy songs about being in love like Ed Sheeran could. Well, I wish you could go back Taylor and tell yourself what you know now.

This song is a three minute ode to happy love. It’s smiles so wide you might split your face in half at the thought of that person. It’s blushing and shy giggles and bursts of song and twirls and all caps texts from your girls as they collectively lose their minds over how happy you are. This is every love story and fairytale Taylor has ever wanted but the wolves are always waiting, not so easy to outrun. 

Taylor says it herself in the  opening lines. She was done. The castle had crumbled. The bricks left bruises blooming on her exposed skin. People were tearing her down and she was hurting. Her heart had been shattered but so had her soul, again and again, relentlessly. And then she retreated, went silent and rebuilt. What she didn’t count on was love. A man who saw all the bruises and broken pieces and said it’s OK, I can still find the real you under all that. Taylor like so many of us looked in the mirror and saw all the danger for herself and for Joe, tried to push him away, keep him safe. That’s a very noble action but breaking your own heart so it doesn’t hurt as much when you feel like the other shoe is going to drop requires apathy from the other person. And Joe, god bless you, you didn’t let her push you away. You broke down her walls and showed you that starlight love does still exist. You loved her for Taylor. The person. You got her to give love a chance when she swore never again so thank you so much for that. I can’t really express how much that means to all of us. 

 This is an anthem of hope for every person who has ever been broken and is in the process of putting pieces back together. It can be done. We will find love. We will be radiantly happy again. We will be the strongest we’ve ever been. 

PS: *leans over to whisper in Taylor’s ear*

I think you’re finally clean…

TRACK 15: “NEW YEARS DAY.”

Piano on the final track… This is an ode of pure hope and happiness, a fitting final chapter to a remarkable story. Everyone wants the glory of the midnights and the lover who will be in their bloodstream like the party. But what we all hope for is someone who stays long enough to help us clean up the bottles on New Years Day. Someone who makes us feel like the messy unfiltered parts look like a highlight reel. Good times and bad times and all in between. They won’t leave. You found him. Forever.

This album is fucking brilliant Taylor. I love you. Proud x.

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