is this what fame is

anonymous asked:

Okay, I know everyone always says "poor Ryan" etc , but I reckon Ryan has pretty much nailed life. Hear me out okay, of course I know he had issues with his dad etc. and he obviously must miss panic!, but He got the experience of fame, and touring with his best friends, doing what he loved, but now, also is a lot less well known, and doesn't have the pressures of fame, and is a lot more able to live a 'normal' life out of the spotlight. Just a thought, not making assumptions or anything.

a good thought. he’s doing well, our boy

A few literary suggestions for Black History Month

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Originally posted by imnot12

Maybe you know Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from when Beyoncé sampled her TEDx talk, “We should all be feminists,” or maybe you’ve been following her emergence as one of the most prominent voices of African literature over the last two decades. Her latest novel, Americanah, was selected by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013.

Edna Lewis

Originally posted by robtrujilloart

Edna Lewis had a hell of a career. She worked her way up as a seamstress, eventually fashioning a dress for Marilyn Monroe. Then she became the first African-American celebrity chef. Then she broke her leg, so she wrote a cookbook. The Taste of Country Cooking was interspersed with personal stories of growing up in a freed-slave settled town in Virginia, and redefined what many thought of Southern food.  

Roxane Gay

Originally posted by lastnightsreading

Roxane Gay (@roxanegay), famed author of Bad Feminist, is a Tumblr favorite, and not just because you can follow her. She writes about what it means to be a woman of color. She’s the first Black woman to write for Marvel, and she’s writing queer WOC into their storylines. She pulled her unreleased book from publishers Simon & Schuster after their deal with Milo Yiannopoulos was announced. It’s easy to admire her actions as much as her writing. 

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Terrible Lessons You Learned from Musical Theatre
  • Hamilton: Don't fuck up. Ever. You will die.
  • Waitress: You know what's great? Adultery.
  • Chicago: Easiest way to fame and fortune? Murder.
  • Wicked: Only pretty people can overthrow the government.
  • Rent: Don't ever compromise in the slightest, especially if you're poor and dying.
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame: Nothing good will ever happen to you if you're physically disabled. But you'll sound great.
  • Heathers: The popular kids were right, you really should avoid the weirdos in high school.
  • Aladdin: Lie your way to a good relationship. Especially if she's rich. She'll get over it.
  • Book of Mormon: Blasphemy and fan-fiction are great for stabilizing war-torn parts of Africa.
  • School of Rock: Lie your way to a great career. Especially if your boss is hot. She'll get over it.
  • Something Rotten: Originality is dead, but that's hilarious.
  • Phantom of the Opera: Love never dies, and neither will this show.
  • Lion King: Julie Taymor did something right.
BTS worked their way up, they didn’t blow up at once or get fame off what company their from. They built their way, want proof.....Here it is

Added: With recent events that have occurred I think its fair to say Army and Bts are on their own now, not matter how much records we break or achievements we make, aniti’s will always accuse us of cheating the system. They will make projects and organised plans to ruin Bts chances of ever winning (note some fandoms already are joining together so that Bts will never win a award) but now more than ever we need to be here for Bts and stick together and not bash other armies and just VOTE for bts like crazy!!!! Spreading love to all my fellow armies, my family

Haikyuu!!AU: where Oikawa is a model for sportswear and so on…. 

Now imagine Iwaizumi´s reaction (buys Volley Monthly coz he´s heard Oiks made some kind of groundbreaking announcement there, finds the article, dumbly stares at it for 15 minutes and then screams and swears for three days in a row)

Imagine Ushijima (just chilling in some café, sipping his morning tea and browsing through the mag, then suddenly he chokes to death coz Oik´s article comes up with nice HD modeling photos…. )

i just overheard a young teen in the bus saying to her mother ‘no mom it’s not sana who has a crush on william, that’s vilde’ and the mother was like ‘okay so it’s sana who gets together with william later?’ and the girl just rolled her eyes and was like ‘no that’s noora of course’ and i’ve never smiled that big at a stranger

The Signs As Lady Gaga Songs

Aries: Judas // Born This Way

Taurus: Do What U Want // ARTPOP

Gemini: Poker Face // The Fame Monster

Cancer: Born This Way // Born This Way

Leo: Beautiful, Dirty, Rich // The Fame Monster

Virgo: Just Dance // The Fame Monster

Libra: Alejandro // The Fame Monster

Scorpio: Sexxx Dreams // ARTPOP

Sagittarius: Telephone // The Fame Monster

Capricorn: Applause // ARTPOP

Aquarius: Bad Romance // The Fame Monster

Pisces: G.U.Y. // ARTPOP

If you think to yourself, “You know what would be great? A Femlock film adaptation” - then please, write it. Download Celtx or Final Draft, read up about how to format scripts for film, read William Golding, and just do it. Write and rewrite. Give it to your friends to proofread. Enter your final project into local film festivals or contests. Create and don’t be afraid of what people think. Don’t do it for the chance at fame, do it because you love it. This goes for any story creation. Just write it.

So many of us have great ideas but we don’t execute them. Why not? I’ve seen so much talent on this site that I know a film adaptation like that can come from one of you, and it could be very successful.

You want representation? Create it. You want multidimensional female characters in television? Create them. You want your voice to be heard? Put your voice into writing. Demanding someone else do it for you is exactly while social change is as slow as molasses.

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Happy Birthday Leigh Daniel “Dan” Avidan! (March 14, 1979) → “Don’t make fame your goal. Make your goal doing what you do to the best of your ability, and that’s something no one can take away from you.” 

(MAGFest concert photo in the mid-right corner courtesy of @kawaiittrash)


“Dan is one of the best human beings I’ve ever met in my life…if Dan says you’re cool, then you’re cool.” ~ Arin Hanson

“Danny is literally the worst person I know…one of the least talented and most selfish people I’ve ever met. I also think Danny is a total diva.”  ~ Brian Wecht

“Danny is a cute motherf*cker.” ~ Vernon Shaw

“He’s like 7 feet tall and a palm tree of hair.” ~ Barry Kramer

“I peer review Dan all the time. I look at him like ‘His thumbs look stupid’. I mean Dan looks like a big f*cking muppet, you know.” ~ Ross O’Donovan


“I would say Dan’s whole personality is badass positivity. He’s an awesome rock star, a hyperactive 8-year-old, and the world’s wisest oldest man, all living in the same brain.” ~ Phoenix Carver

ARTPOP rant

Why the general public didn’t like this wonderful album is beyond me. I thought we were over this, but Elton John’s comments reminded me of a post I had intended on making back in 2013 when the backlash started.

Basically, ARTPOP is fucking amazing. Here’s why:

You have Aura, which opens with a lyric about Born This Way Era Gaga’s ‘death’ (”I killed my former and…” is literally the first lyric of the first song) which then transitions to the 'birth’ of ARTPOP Era Gaga with Venus (get it? birth of Venus… btw, an A+ song for talking about both the planet Venus as well as the goddess Venus, and also vaginas), followed by G.U.Y. which deconstructs the terms “guy” and “girl” and re-defines them in terms of the other (G.U.Y. = Girl Under You, G.I.R.L. = Guy In Romantic Love) while making a brilliant CEO-type analogy in the music video and using a sexual metaphor to call out the music industry’s need to put everything in a top 10 chart (”I don’t need to be on top to know I’m wanted”).

Additionally, Gaga included, not random references, but in-context references to Greek and Roman mythologies in the following songs: Aura (the goddess Aura), Venus (self explanatory), G.U.Y. (Himeros, Aphrodite, etc.) Sexxx Dreams (”You could turn to stone or the color of man petrified by a woman” =   Medusa), and Mary Jane Holland (the second verse directly mentions Apollo and the whole song sort of mirrors the story of Apollo and Daphne).

And in terms of literature…an “1984" reference in Sexxx Dreams (”we could be caught, we’re both convicted criminals of thought”) that fits thematically with what the song is about, and a “Lord of the Flies” reference in Swine, a song that many people still don’t realize is about rape, In the aforementioned novel, to explain it lightly, a group of boys are stranded on an island and start to succumb to animalistic behavior, painting their faces and later even putting a sow’s (female pig! swine!) decapitated head on a stick (a very important part of the story and a very iconic part in the film adaptations). Hence the lyric in Swine“Pain your face and paint his face and catch the beat.”

Then you have the brilliance of the tracks that explore contrasting ideologies. For example: Mary Jane Holland vs.Dope (one very much being a marijuana anthem and the other essentially being a huge “Don’t do drugs, kids!” ballad) and, of course, Donatella vs. Fashion! (the first talking about fashion in the shallowest manner possible, and the latter from a purely artistic perspective).

Plus, not to mention the amazing Bowie shout out in Fashion! (”There’s life on Mars, where the couture is beyond!”)

Don’t even get me started on how brilliant Do What U Want‘s lyrics are. It’s literally a big middle finger to the haters and critics. The single cover is literally her saying KISS MY ASS. Lol. It’s not even about sex, although upon first listen you think it is, which is actually the point the song is trying to make about media sensationalism. By proclaimed “do what you want with my body,” she’s telling the public to do what they want with her body of work - i.e. choosing to ignore the symbolic, metaphorical, and artistic implications of a particular outfit or performance. With lyrics like ”Write what you want, say what you want about me” and “I stand up and then I’m okay, but then you print some shit that makes me wanna scream,” it’s difficult to understand how some people STILL think this song is about sex.

On that note, a lot of people fail to see the double entendre in MANiCURE too. It is not about literal manicures. She needs to be “man-cured.” Whether that means she’s craving a man’s touch and needs to be cured,  or she’s replacing male intimacy with female-female relationships and that’s the cure is entirely up to the listener’s discretion. One thing’s for sure though: it’s not about actual manicures!!! Literally so many people I’ve talked to have not noticed this.

Lastly, the way art talks to pop in the first verse of the song ‘ARTPOP’ ("come to me, in all your glamour and cruelty”) and the way pop talks to art in the second verse (“come to me, with all your subtext and fantasy”), and the way they end up coming together in the chorus (”a hybrid can withstand these things”), is one of my favorite things Gaga has ever done as a songwriter. Also, the fact that ARTPOP is not the opening track or the last track on the CD. It’s right in the middle. It’s the heart of the project.

A lot of thought went into ARTPOP. You’re entitled to dislike the album because it may not be your cup of tea or because you enjoyed TFM and BTW significantly more, but don’t you dare say it was stupid or bad when in fact it was freakin’ remarkable.

P.S. I didn’t even talk about Gypsy but it’s, without doubt, one of the best love songs Gaga has ever written. Watch these two performances: this one and this one.

P.P.S. How cool is it that the album cover is Renaissance art (Birth of Venus) and a baroque art (Apollo and Daphne) with contemporary art (Jeff Koon’s gazing ball) and pop (Gaga).in front?

P.P.P.S. Sorry if there are typos but I’m not editing

“You’re Just Going To Be A Teacher?”

No major or job should be a “just.” If it makes you happy, it makes you happy. We need to stop teaching each other and ourselves that money, fame, and/or glory are what make something great.

I’m an Early Childhood Education major. I’m going to be a preschool teacher, and when I tell people that, I hear “aw, you won’t get paid much!” Or “oh, but aren’t there enough teachers?” Or “haha, so you’re going to teach kids to color and eat cheerios?” Or “wow, guess you don’t really care about being successful.

No, I will be teaching your children how to enter elementary school and do well. I will be teaching your children how to love and laugh and learn, how to grow up. I will be with your children during their formative years, and I will be part of the reason they turn out to be the best generation yet.

I teach because it’s necessary, because the preschool years are so important and teachers that care are so needed. I don’t teach kids to color and eat- they can do that at home. I give children a base for math, so they’ll be able to keep up in kindergarten next year, and one day they’ll be doing precalculus and it’ll be thanks to the preschool teacher who taught them what numbers meant. I give children the gift of language, so that they can understand others and make themselves understood in turn. I teach children how to learn, how to understand, how to get what they want without hurting others.

When people tell me they don’t get people who want to be teachers, or they think it’s ridiculous since they don’t get paid enough, I laugh. I will get paid what I need to survive, and I will be doing what I love. To me, that is success. I may not have a fancy car or huge house when I’m older, but I will be loved and appreciated and respected. If not by you, by your children.