I remember when we could all enjoy shows and movies without people purposefully looking for things to be angry and/or offended about. I remember when we could all have favorite characters without other people telling us how that character is “problematic” and should recieve no recognition or support. I remember when we could enjoy things without someone trying to ruin it.
Trying to get back into the writing game, so I decided to throw together this little analysis (uh, if you could really call it that :P) of the guys’ voices. I wrote it fairly quickly, so it sort of looks like crap and could probably go into more detail…..but at least it gets some thoughts down.
A Breakdown of The Monkees Voices
Micky has just about the purest, smoothest tenor voice I’ve ever
heard. There is not a nuance to be found
in his tone. It just flows through any
lyric and makes his phrasing some of the best in music history. As wonderful as his voice is though, it is
not a range-y voice. Micky does not have
much of a lower register at all. I’d
love to hear him challenge himself and use a lower register more in the future. (Note:
Hearing Micky today, his voice does sound slightly lower than in his
younger years, but he still doesn’t have much of a lower register at all).
Davy: Davy’s Broadway experience definitely
shows in his vocal delivery. He has a
great range, a lot of dynamics, and a fantastic sense of pitch. However, as solid as his tone is, it can
sometimes come across as reedy and nasal.
Most of time, I can ignore that little flaw, but on some songs, it
doesn’t hit my ears quite right. Though on
the right songs (i.e. Daydream Believer, Someday Man), it is magic.
Peter: I’ve heard many IRL Monkees friends say
that Peter can’t sing. That he’s just an
instrumentalist, and nothing else. Of
course, that is all hogwash. Peter DOEs,
in fact, have some very solid vocal ability.
He has good projection, solid phrasing, and quite a nice deep tone. However, like Micky, Peter doesn’t have much
of a range. He has a lovely baritone
register that sounds pretty amazing on the right songs, yet his tenor register
is very weak. Furthermore, several of
The Monkees songs that had Peter’s vocal contributions were structured so that
his part was often too high. This resulted in a lack of power and pitch that
portrayed Peter as a very subpar singer.
Mike: Much has been said about Mike and Micky’s
harmonies, but I will get to that.
First, let’s talk about Mike’s voice alone, which I don’t think he get’s
near enough credit for. Mike recognizes
his role as the top songwriter of the group, but never felt the need to be much
of a lead singer. I honestly disagree,
and wish that he had sung lead on more material. He has a beautiful voice, with a technique
and superb grasp of pitch that I put right up there with Micky. Micky has a slight edge with tone, as Mike’s
has a few very subtle nuances that make it a touch more “gruff,” and not quite
as pure. This tone does, however, have a
richness and warmth that lends itself very nicely to the more country-flavored
material of The Monkees and gives it a bit more versatility. The slight
gruffness also adds a touch of warmth to Mike’s voice that, in general, is just
SO pleasing to the ear (Much like Micky’s is). On the other hand, Mike has a
significantly larger range than Micky that is magnificently showcased on a song
such as Love Is Only Sleeping.
And of course, I cannot ignore the legendary (and STILL
quite underrated to me) vocal blend of Mike and Micky. Both tenors have tones that just naturally
fit together and produce a sound that hits my ears in all the right spots. It’s a fit like chocolate and peanut butter, peanut
butter and jelly, peaches and cream, or any other sweet food analogy you could
possible make. However you describe it, there’s no denying that the Mike/Micky blend is one of the very best in music history.
// prompts in which y/n and justin’s relationship will be strictly platonic //
send in numbers !!
1. “The skirt is short on purpose.” 2. “Arrrrre you sober by chance? That’s VERY nice. Me? Yeah, of course I’m sober… PFT. What would make you think otherwisssse?” AU 3. “I never knew you could bend like that.” 4. “Come over here— oh crap no don’t fall— why does this always happen” 5. “just tAKE THE JACKET” 6. “who was that? oh… your cousin…” 7. “is there any reason you’re naked in my bed?” 8. “kiss me” 9. “ive seen the way you look at me when you think i don’t notice” 10. “please? just once” 11. “you’re the only one I trust to do this” 13. “I got you a present 15. "all my chances of being dicked down have been ruined” 16. “put my hand where?” 17. “i’m not a fucking virgin” 18. “make out with me” 19. “GIVE ME YOUR HAND” 20. “hey have you seen the- oh!” 21. “did you really like it? like forreal?” 22. “you’re heading out again? it’s two in the morning, at least bring a jacket it’s cold out.” 23. “Wait, stay right there— I’ve got a song for you” 24. “My entire universe is/used to be you.” 25. I’m sorry that I got way too into playing house and accidentally kissed you passionately 26. It’s A’s birthday but B and C both forgot until the last second, B distracts A while C sneaks out to get a gift 27. A is babysitting but has to go somewhere unexpectedly, leaving the baby with B and C who have little/no experience with babies 28. we drunkenly got each other’s names tattooed on each other’s ass cheeks so now its kind of hard to forget you’ au 29. oh my god you’re doing my makeup and you’re so close and I can’t breathe 30. sneaks up behind the the other for a hug or kiss and which one gets startled and accidentally punches the other in the face 31. i had the weirdest dream about you and now i can’t stop imagining what you’d look like naked 32. Person C narrates their ‘love’ life. 33. Imagine Person A beginning to doze off while Person B is holding them. Person B whispers “I’ll protect you” 34. “It’s funny; I used to think anything was possible when I was a kid.” 35. My ex comes home to pick up his/her things and you came by after your shift at work and now my ex thinks you are my new girlfriend/boyfriend, so let’s play it cool 36. you don’t like (bug/animal) so i bought a realistic rubber one and left it for you to find except now you’re crying/screaming and omg i’m so sorry i didn’t mean it 37. i always punch you in the arm as a friendly gesture except this time you flinch. are you okay??? have i been hurting you this whole time or are you injured!?!?! 38. i always tease you because that’s just our thing we tease each other but for some reason you snapped at me and are you okay? what’s wrong 39. imagine person A is hardcore crushing on B, and fantasizes about their relationship so much they often refer to the both of them as a couple and say “I love you” at the end of their phone calls accidentally 40. A keeps farting and it smells so bad I’m trying to sleep I HATE 41. you suddenly got really hot wtf au 42. you’re high and keep calling princess and baby. I’m digging it au 43. late night shopping trip 44. you pulled me up on the table to dance with you now you’re shirtless and grinding on me 45. spilled my drink down your shirt and then tried to drink it off you
today i spent fucking $20 printing my project and i’m gluing my last piece and a bunch of fucking cardboard sticks to it and it looks like crap!!!!! i want to die!!! i swear everything that could go wrong in this class does bc my teacher makes it so fucking stressful that i can’t just calm down and do the work bc i’m so anxious
❛Okay wait, how does this one look? Im trying my best here. It’s either this one or the black one. I like them both.❜ she makes a pose on her bright pink bikini before a smile flashes towards who’s looking at her. Victoria is just trying to have fun instead of thinkinghow bad she wants to swallow some pills to blurr her dark thoughts.
❛I accept both negative and positive comebacks. Habla ya.❜
Alright, I'll play your little game. Undertale Asks: Numbers 2 and 3
Oh dang anon, those are some juicy questions! lol Thanks for the ask!
2. Who’s your least favourite character from UT?
Onionsan is the freaking worst man. I’m sorry but every time I go through that part in Waterfall I just get so irrationally angry.
3. Your opinion about UT fandom:
*sigh* it’s…not good. I have met a lot of cool people in the fandom, and this fandom has inspired so much creativity that I don’t want to disparage, because holy crap! Some of the stories and art and AUs out there are AMAZING! I don’t want to make it seem like I think the fandom has no redeeming qualities, because it does, nor do I like when people look down on Undertale as a “cringey” or stupid thing to like, because it’s not. But, well…there is a lot that’s happened in this fandom that’s very hard to defend. The rampant bullying, overall rudeness and even threats and suicide baiting that have come from both sides of the anti-shipping debate (mostly from the antis, but I’m not going to ignore that it hasn’t been all them) is repugnant. Spamming and whining about certain creators not putting out content fast enough or not putting out content that caters to their specific sensibilities to the point where they almost leave the fandom is really crappy and entitled. The amount of headcanon policing and general ridiculous behavior is eyeroll-worthy, and the constant mischaracterization of many characters, while something that admittedly goes on in every fandom, can definitely get annoying. I can’t blame anyone that doesn’t want to associate with this fandom anymore.
But, well…even for all that, I have no intention of leaving. Undertale still has a place close to my heart, and I like to think that focusing on the positive people, bringing each other up, and being decent to other fans whenever possible might be making the fandom just a little better. There’s so much creativity here, and for me personally, that’s worth everything above.
“(Y/n)!” Dean called out after jumping from his chair and smacking his knees on the desk. “Your damn dog did it again!” You came out of the kitchen then, looking at him confused.
“Did what?” You asked. You looked at Dean, who was giving you the “I-know-you-know” look.
“Scared the ever loving crap out of me.” He growled at the little Yorkie as she sweetly rubbed up against his leg.
“Oh sweetie, she just loves you,” You explained. “She just wants to play.”
“She likes to watch me squirm.” Dean sighed. “She does it on purpose, you know.” You just giggled and went back into the kitchen. Your dog looked up at Dean and gave him a playful little yap, making the hunter jump again.
I had a ziam stan call me a racist bc i didnt ship them and was invested in larry instead. When i told them that im black and informed them what racism really is they blocked me lol
Yeah I’ve seen that. Where people are like, “you’d rather stan two white boys than Ziam because you hate/are racist toward Zayn!!” like…… holy crap… that’s so offensive toward people who /actually/ experience racism. cause not stanning/supporting/”believing in” Ziam does not make you racist lol. Neither does not stanning/supporting Zayn. Sorry that’s just the way it is. but people love to throw that around to the point where it’s virtually indistinguishable what racism looks like in this fandom. (because believe me it does exist and i can name a few people) but yeah it’s messed up and gross and i’m over it lol
She’s taught him everything. All the things he’s missed. How to live and thrive in the future. How to be a SHIELD agent and a black ops soldier. How to be her lover. She’s taught him everything, and everything is perfect. But all it takes is a little white lie and Natasha descends down a crazy spiral of self-doubt, worry, and misery, all leading to one inevitable question: does Steve even need her anymore? Rating: E Characters/Pairing: Steve Rogers/NatashaRomanoff Link:AO3 Author’s Note:
Well, I’ve noticed a trend with this series that the stories keep getting longer (I mean, look at this monstrosity - holy crap) and smuttier (… yeah, I make no excuses). Warnings for a lot of sex :-). Definitely not safe for work. At any rate, enjoy this! Special thanks to @faith2nyc for everything.
It’d be alright. It wasn’t like they were ending their
relationship. It wasn’t like that at
So she knocked on the door. A moment later, Fury’s muffled voice
answered. “Come in.” She grabbed the handle and pushed open the
door. Fury’s office aboard the
helicarrier wasn’t nearly as big or airy as his office at the Triskelion, but
it was among the most sizeable rooms aboard the ship. Everything was still gunmetal gray, chrome,
and steel. The SHIELD Director sat at
his desk, flanked by computer screens that were arranged much like his station
on the bridge. His one good eye flicked
to Natasha as she stepped inside before returning to what looked like a mountain
of work. She couldn’t tell if he was
surprised to see her. As good a spy as
she was, she still couldn’t touch his level.
“Sir.” She stood at ease before him. SHIELD wasn’t entirely a military
organization, but there were times and places where it was appropriate. This felt to be one of them.
Fury glanced at her again. “What can I do for you?”
This was it. She hesitated a moment, because as much as
she knew this was right, getting the words out was much harder than she thought
it would be. “I’d like to… request
Now Fury stopped. He set down the tablet he’d been using,
swiped his data away on his monitors, and looked up at her squarely. She fought to stand motionless under his
analytical stare. There were a few
people in the world whose mere disapproving glance intimidated her. Fury’s always had been and always would be
one of them. He’d given her a chance,
against the wishes of the World Security Council, when Clint had brought her
into SHIELD. He’d looked beyond the
horrible left she’d led, the countless murders and robberies and arsons and worse in her history, and had seen a
good person beneath who deserved a second chance. She’d grown to respect him greatly since
then, so much so that disappointing him was truly a painful prospect.
She couldn’t tell if she was
disappointing him now. He leaned back in
his chair with a crackle of leather shifting on leather. “And why might that be?” he finally asked
just as the moment of silence was bordering on excruciating.
She swallowed. “I think it’s time, sir.”
“Time for what?”
“Captain Rogers is ready,” she
explained. She had to get this out
before she lost her nerve. “You assigned
me to oversee his training as a SHIELD agent and integration into modern
society. He’s excelled at both. So my mission’s complete. It has been for a while.”
But like we really should talk about Alec and Izzy’s relationship in this episode.
Alec is feeling like crap about his fight with Jace in the last episode– and who goes to try and make him feel better? Not Jace. Not his parents. Izzy– his little sister. Isabelle is such an amazing character and I think keeps getting over-looked because of her “sexual” side that people keep bringing up.
They aren’t even looking at her interactions with anyone else! How she laughs at Mags’ obvious flirtatious behavior for Alec. She doesn’t even blink an eye when he does– instead actually enjoying his company. She doesn’t tell him to stop– she can see that the compliments do actually please Alec, even if he doesn’t say it. If Alec had reacted negatively to Magnus’ flirts, I can tell you now– Izzy would be the first to tell him to cut that shit out. But because she watches Alec and knows that he is actually happy about them she doesn’t– instead watching how the scene unfolds.
Her most important person? Her big brother. The memory she gave up was him SMILING. Not him frowning like he does through most of the episodes. Not him being with Jace. It is him enjoying himself in her presences that she had to give up. Not her parents who tend to be very strict. The preview for the next episode showed how uncomfortable she is in her own MOTHER’S presence. She hasn’t seen her mom in awhile and the first thing her mom comments on is her clothing. Her own mother is judging her on what she decides to wear instead of her personality. Alec has accepted her for who she is. She was raised probably more by Alec who was molded to cover his emotions by his parents. She knows that Alec can’t accept himself– yet accepts both Jace and her without even thinking about it. She knows her mother will never approve of her, but as long as Alec does she is okay with that– which is why she will always try and make him happy. Alec was the first person to accept her the way she was and so she will do the same for him.
And don’t even get me started on the “It’s okay, Alec.” line. Alec is freaking out– She has known– she has been trying to get him to talk about it. He doesn’t want to of course because he is STILL trying to please their parents and can’t accept himself. He is afraid of everyone finding out. She gets where he is coming from and isn’t forcing him out. She just knows that he has been repressing his emotions for so long that he will break eventually. Izzy loves her brother so much and doesn’t want to see him like that. She wants him happy so badly, but doesn’t know how to help. The only thing she can do is say that it IS okay. That even if the world is against you, that SHE accepts him for who he is. Just like he did for her.
Same game as my last submission, a fairly new and small group of friends. 3 players and 1 DM. D&D5e
We go to the town center and run into an assassin (has something to do with someone’s background but the other characters are oblivious). Manage to win and end up killing him pretty easy. I gave the final attack through his heart and everyone is trying to make me feel guilty (ic/ooc) aside from one other player.
Me (tiefling rogue): Hey look he came at us first and he hit me like TWICE okay. I don’t go out trying to murder people but he started it?? NOW CAN I LOOT HIS BODY 8D
DM: Sure go ahead :D *lists a few items of value and fluff* Oh, you also found a photograph. It’s of the man with a small child :’)
Me: Oh no……… Uhhhhh Crap does it say anything on it :’D *am thinking we could find the child, report her ‘mysterious loss’, and maybe help find her a home or make sure she’s taken care of to ease mine and my character’s guilt*
DM: YEAH! 8D It says ‘I love you, Daddy. Come home safe.’ B)
Me: DDD8 No uh, town or anything??? /ooc
DM: What are you gonna do??? /ooc
Me: IDK get her taken care of or something I did kill her dad D: /ooc
A (drow rogue): The Gang Adopts A Kid *cues it’s always sunny theme music* /ooc
DM: Oh ffs you can’t adopt a child! This was not how I expected this to go i just wanted you to feel bad for killing him D8 /ooc
Me: Too late time to adopt a kid 8DDD I must make things right as a past orphan and orphan sympathizer! /ooc
A: This is why you can’t make us feel bad. We’re gonna make even worst decisions. /ooc
Me: Yeah! If you make us feel bad for every person we kill we’re just gonna wind up with an army of children taking on the boss! /ooc
Needless to say we are all fully entertaining the idea of finding this child and raising her as a dysfunctional group of misfit adventurers. :D
do you ever look at idols and wonder if they’re actually happy? like, is this what they wanted their lives to be like? does making music and performing onstage really balance out their lack of sleep, their crap diets and other people hating them?