it is a beautiful song sung by a beautiful man

Fake Chats #198
  • Taehyung: Jiminnie, you liked my song?
  • Jimin: you literally wrote a beautiful song about waiting for me at the park at dawn with beautifully poetic lyrics and sung by your beautiful voice and you're asking me if I liked it?
  • Taehyung: ...yeah.
  • Jimin: *sniffs* I freaking love it.
  • Taehyung: anything for you.
  • Jimin: call me beautiful?
  • Taehyung: there's no need to get rhetorical. Duh.
  • Jimin: you're beautiful too.
  • Taehyung: yeah, you said that a couple times.
  • Jimin: why do you look like that?
  • Taehyung: Jungkook.
  • Jimin: huh? Oh. Admit it, Kookie, you were moved.
  • Jungkook: *sniffs* it was freaking beautiful, man.
The 60th Eurovision is just over a month away

So its a good time for everyone to educate themselves on the best bits of the contest’s history before it returns

Like the most important winners ever

The Russian Grannies

Don’t forget that Eurovison is the reason ABBA became famous

Then there was the time Ukraine absolutely lost its mind

The time Ireland lost its mind to an even greater extent and entered a puppet turkey

Frankly choose any British entry from the last 15 years and you’ll see the United Kingdom lost its mind long ago

There were the Greek fishermen singing about whisky

The Romanian man affectionally dubbed ‘gay opera dracula’

Iceland once entered a song that should have been the most obnoxious thing ever but was actually really darn catchy

That Turkish ship

After this song flopped the Czech Republic never entered again (though they are returning this year!)

And France sung a song entirely about moustaches

But its not all insanity, there are actually some genuinely beautiful songs sometimes - like Norway’s Alexander Rybak and his violin

This slower, genuinely beautiful song from the Netherlands

And of course, there is the Queen of Europe herself

Eurovison everyone

Eurovision

Imagine Percival Graves healing through bonding with Newt’s creatures, and serenading one of them when they’re frightened. Inspired by one of @funkzpiel ‘s posts about Newt finding his creatures with Percival. I wanted to write something where Percival undergoes a sort of therapy by being with Newt’s creatures; it’s not far-fetched when you think about how much help it could offer to someone with PTSD or any trauma. Also, my baby Percival has suffered so much I wanted him to be happy. Enjoy!

  • It’s not the first time Percival Graves has been down Newt’s suitcase; when he’s first rescued from Grindelwald’s captivity a broken man, an angry man, Newt introduces him to his case full of creatures. Every time Percival emerges from the case, he’s a little less angry and the corner of his mouth is a little softer, more Percival-like. He starts to question less about why no one noticed he was being impersonated, about whether he’s that much of a failure that the people he sees every day, the people he pours his heart and soul and blood to. 
  • He bonds very well with all the creatures. Dougal loves him because they’re both protectors, and Percival doesn’t mind when the silvery creature hangs onto his neck wherever he goes. The weight is comforting, and the sensation of Dougal’s soft fur and crooning against his ear slowly replaces the memory of rusted chains holding his neck against the walls of his prison.
  • The Niffler doesn’t stop stealing things from Percival. But he’s more polite about it. The first time he stole Percival’s signet ring, the one he wears on a chain around his neck and tucked out of sight within his starched white shirt, Percival gently yet firmly takes hold of the Niffler, and very nicely asks for his ring back. He gives the creature a pretty trinket someone gave him once, and the Niffler is happy to return the ring to its owner. Now, whenever it sees Percival, it gives the man a little snuffle and headbutt on his hand, and Percival always manages to find out that something shiny of his was taken by the sneaky thing. He’s always prepared though, he keeps a bag full of worthless little things that are shiny enough to placate the Niffler in exchange for his belongings. He doesn’t mind it at all, really.
  • The Mooncalves love Percival. They always come bouncing whenever they see him from a distance, and whenever Percival sits beneath his favourite tree for a rest, they all crowd around him, big eyes blinking trustfully at him, and Percival feels the cracks in his heart fill a little more when he’s surrounded by so much trust and innocence.
  • The Nundu doesn’t know what to make of the strange smelling man when it first encounters him. The man smells sad, like he’s given up, which gives off the scent of flowers wilting and fresh coffee going stale. It keeps its distance the first few times, but curiously approaches the man when he comes near its territory. It lowers its great head and gives an almost dainty sniff at him, and the two have a staring match that lasts for a while, before the Nundu walks off. The next time the man returns, it offers him a giant paw, and is pleased when the man understands enough to place his tiny human hand in it. They have an understanding, and the Nundu always growls softly whenever it sees the human now. He’s almost as familiar as its friend Newt, and over time, his scent grows less sad. He smells like petrichor, like life returning to dry earth once more, and like rolling green grass that stretches on for miles and miles. It decides it likes when the man smells like that.
  • One day, one of the newborn Occamies wanders out of its nest it shares with its brothers and sisters, and Percival finds it stuck in the thorny branches a nearby tree, its scales slightly torn and bleeding a silvery substance. Newt isn’t around; he’s asked the Director to look after his creatures while he’s meeting with Madame Picquery about incorporating his new bestiary into wizarding school syllabus in America. It says a lot of about the magizoologist’s trust in Percival, that he’s willingly entrusting him with his precious creatures. The normally calm man feels a hint of panic when he’s trying to coax the frightened creature out but can’t. What if the Occamy hurts itself even more by struggling? What if the other creatures panic as well? What if he can’t save the Occamy and Newt can’t save it? What if, what if, what if…? Percival feels his fears start to creep into his mind; fear for the safety of the little creature, fear of failure, fear of that dark cell with no windows and no air and god he can’t breath- But he can breathe, and there’s sunshine and wind and he’s alive and not locked up for Grindelwald’s perverse amusement. He feels more him than he’s ever had in a long time, and taking a deep breath, remembers the most basic of his Auror training. Look, observe, assess, act. He can almost hear his mentor’s gruff voice drilling that mantra into his head. He can do this, he must.
  • Percival takes his warm coat that he discarded to the side, and humming, softly, gently, just loud enough for the Occamy to hear, waits until the distressed creature has stopped trashing about before he gently pries the branches away from its body, then just as quickly wraps it in the warmth of his coat. He soothes the poor thing just as gently, strokes its scales with quiet murmurs until the Occamy is emitting tired little screeches and nestling contentedly in his coat. Percival is tempted to cast a healing spell on the broken scales, but isn’t sure how the spell will affect the creature and decides to wait for Newt’s expert judgement. He motions for Dougal, who’s perching anxiously nearby, to tear a strip of cloth from his now-rumpled shirt and wraps it snugly around the wound. He’s relieved that it doesn’t seem to be bleeding anymore and the silvery substance is crusting up around the wound like dried blood. 
  • He makes his way over to the Occamy nest, where its siblings are squawking out for their missing brethren. He doesn’t place the little one back in, however, not wanting the others to accidentally aggravate the wound. Instead, he settles down near the nest, close enough so that the Occamies can call out to each other and not be frightened. Cautiously, he strokes a finger down the Occamy’s head, and starts to hum a tune. It’s a lullaby his mother used to sing to him, and he feels it gently nip at his fingers, as if in thanks, and he leans back comfortably as he continues to sing, voice still quiet but resonating throughout the case.
  • One by one, the creatures start to gather round by Percival. Dougal sits himself protectively near him and the Occamies and the Niffler is slowly waddling over to join them. The Mooncalves silently trot along and one rests its soft head in Percival’s lap, its snout snuffling happily at the man’s warmth. Several Bowtruckles make their way onto Percival’s head, and he chuckles lightly at the ticklish sensation they make as they delicately comb through his hair with their small limbs. One of the Bowtruckles tucks itself into his pocket and sways its leafy head to Percival’s melody. Even the Nundu appears, intrigued by the sound he’s heard his human make sometimes, and it curls its gigantic body into a comfortable position, and rests its head on its paws, fierce yellow eyes fixed on the man before it. It’s a strange sight, to see the dangerous beast’s spiked tail wave along like a cat. 
  • It’s been a long time since Percival has sung; his mother was a lover of music and growing up, their home was always filled with her soft trills and humming. When she passed, he stopped singing, because every song he learnt to sing with his mother lost its beauty when she was gone, along with her beautiful voice. He wonders why it feels right to sing again, after so long, but thinks he can feel his mother’s tender hands piecing back his broken self together. He thinks he can almost see her gentle grey eyes and brown curls and the way she would tell him that he’s more than what anyone defines him to be. He’s more than a victim, more than a failure, more than the specter his friends and colleagues thought they knew. And he feels whole.
  • When Newt comes back into his suitcase an hour later, he’s astonished to see his creatures gathered around Percival, the last notes of a song hanging in the air. Catching sight of the red-haired man, Percival motions wordlessly at the bundle in his arms, and Newt makes his way to his injured creature and treats it with sure and steady hands. The Occamy, now healed and sleepily curling with its siblings in their nest, trills at Percival before burrowing its head in sleep. The other creatures depart for their own nests, but he can still feel their warmth, and he manages a crooked smile at Newt, who’s beaming like a child, but doesn’t say a word. As bad as he is with people, Newt has the sense to not say anything that could possibly make the dignified man self-conscious. 
  • Ever since that day, Percival makes daily trips into Newt’s suitcase when the British wizard is in New York. It’s therapy really, because even though there isn’t a licensed therapist asking him how he feels, Newt’s creatures offer him acceptance, trust and quiet companionship. They don’t judge him, don’t rush him, and they don’t look at him like he’s crazy when he talks to them about how he really feels. How he thinks sometimes when he stares in the mirror, he sees Grindelwald’s smirk on his face, and he’ll try to claw that smirk off because he feels dirty and sullied. He tells them about how he begged for death in captivity, to be spared the indignity of being at Grindelwald’s mercy. He tells them about the people who whisper behind his back that Grindelwald’s made him his bitch and it stings because Percival Graves is his own man, broken or not. The creatures seem to understand. They don’t look at him with sympathy or tip-toe around him like he’s made of glass. They offer him warm touches and cuddles and constantly ask for food. He likes that, not the food bit particularly because they get pushy when they’re hungry, but he likes that he can give zero fucks about maintaining his image. Eventually, he gets comfortable enough being himself that he stops pretending altogether in public. He forgoes wearing his long coat and doesn’t button up that very top button that always chafes his neck. He lets his hair fall more naturally about, and wears glasses when it’s getting dark because he’s not getting any younger. He’s proud still that he doesn’t let himself go, but he looks softer, more approachable and one day when a new recruit tells him that, he feels a thousand times lighter and rewards the recruit with a sincere smile. 
  • Sometimes he’s alone, sometimes Newt joins him and tells him, with glowing eyes about the wonder of creatures. Sometimes he has bad days where his left hand throbs from being broken and his temper is short and he feels as though everyone is staring at with accusation in their eyes. Sometimes he has good days where his people show him they’ve never stopped trusting him, and he’s made progress in letting people in. This is how Percival Graves slowly heals, with love and care and support from the people who love him, and from the creatures who think of him as friend.

listen…..in all of jb’s songs, mark is always given such good parts. prove it? mark will kill you with that note drop. home run? most AND cutest out of the rap line. skyway? that long ass rap verse went to mark. and who can forget q? the most beautiful and most wonderful to ever ever. mark with that part in the chorus, and his beautiful rap-sung solo verse near the end, aka highlight of the song. jb looks out for my man because he knows he talented, knows he doesn’t get enough in songs usually, but he always writes these nice af parts for him…..I’m soft…..

Lyanna & Arya Parallels

I’m still on a high from last night’s episode, so I decided to write a meta in which all canon similarities between Arya and Lyanna are considered. This post is split up into sub-sections of specificity, ranging from appearance to temperament to familial relationships to several others. The sheer number of parallels between niece and aunt seems to be a trial in doppelgängers for GRRM and, I’m certain, will serve a greater purpose in the final books.

With that said…on to the she-wolves!

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this man’s voice makes me want to melt into a frickin puddle man. he’s one of those guys that have the deep, sweet, southern voices that make you feel like you could drink the music you’re so at home and comfy and and and am i the only one that feels like this?? i’m not actually attracted to him but his voice just makes me want to cry of sadness and joy at the same time you know? beautiful song sung by a beautiful voice

Riv | Message of the day:

His Beautiful Name. 

 "I would get songs sung to me, like ‘Old Man River, ‘or kids would call me Mississippi and things like that. At the time, I wished I had a name that blended in more with my surroundings. 
 – Now, though, I’ve really learned to love it. From fifteen, I really liked it. It felt appropriate. Before that, I don’t think it quite fitted me. I had to grow into it .

A deep shade of blue is always there...

Fun story for Destiel day! I thought I’d talk about Meta Fiction and my favourite moment, which doesn’t even have Dean and Cas directly interacting with each other but was the moment I realised this ship had started sailing and I wasn’t even paying attention.

Until Meta Fiction I was a passive shipper who honestly didn’t really think about it outside of “hey there’s a new episode up, ooh, this one has Cas lol I bet he and Dean are going to do something cute together.” and that was pretty much as far as my enthusiasm went and, I stress, I never ever thought about it in a context of it being real or something that I could read into beyond good actor chemistry.

Also until Meta Fiction, I’d never heard that version of The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More. I’m not sure if that’s the original or a cover, but I know the only version I’d heard was a cover by the British indie piano pop-rock group Keane, who are from 10 minutes up the road from me and therefore I’ve had an obligatory sense of needing to own everything they ever released just because of geography. One of those things was a B-side with a cover of the song.

Backing up a moment, has everyone heard the 2 versions of Ironic by Alanis Morrissette? One of my friends is super in love with her voice so I’ve ended up hearing both many times, starting with the original Jagged Little Pill album. In the original version she sings it straight - “It’s like meeting the man of your dreams/and meeting his beautiful wife.” In the re-release on her acoustic album, there’s a subtle change which pretty much knocked me out of my chair the first time I heard it - “It’s like meeting the man of your dreams/and meeting his beautiful husband.”

Pretty much the same thing happened to me here, complete with the big gay realisation. In the Keane cover, the opening lines are sung nice and clearly, and run:

“Loneliness is the cloak you wear…”

So yeah, give me about 3 years of listening to this song fairly regularly because I am an unashamed fan of this group (a lot of their original songs are great for Destiel feels too FYI) and knew all their earlier stuff completely by heart, these are the lyrics I am familiar with.

Compare that to the song Metatron sticks on for the closing montage of the episode. So we have him rabbiting on about plot twists and characters surprising you to sum up the events of his little story he was so proud of telling. Then he goes ahead and puts on a vinyl of one of the songs I’ve spent a fair amount of time listening to as inspiration for my own writing. At first I don’t even recognise it: the instrumental is much better and richer, and then the wordless vocalisations begin and I’m just starting to get vibes that I know this song as we’re watching Dean’s face as he drives along, his angry-calm MoC state way obvious and on the surface now, right after Cas desperately asks Sam to look after him. And then we cut to Cas, and the music is suddenly definitely this tune I know, but no big deal, I’m just hearing a new, better version of it, right?

Yeah, then the lyrics start.

“Loneliness is the coat you wear…”

Mental blue screen of death.

Coat. The lyrics are unmistakable.

What was this episode, if not a story of Cas and his coat? For the first time in my life I hear the proper(?) lyrics of this song, while Cas is standing there, sort of generally existing and wearing a coat, and despite the subtle change in lyrics, I know the rest of this song well enough to sing along top volume if I so wanted. Oh no, I think. Oh no.

And there’s Metatron, delightedly hammering out original fiction to the tune of this song, and there’s Cas tearing off his coat in response to that line - oh no. A deep shade of blue is always there? Yeah, it’s about depression and loneliness and Cas has just thrown away his coat-of-loneliness and yeeeep he’s summoning the angels, I knew it. I knew it as soon as I recognised the song. He takes the coat off as a symbol of banishing the loneliness, right? Right?

But wait I know this song. And… No, they’re not. They’re just not. The show is not going to do this whole thing about the angels and how that’s going to make the sun not shine any more… But isn’t this really incongruous? Because even though the lyrics aren’t 100% what I remember them, I know this song. I know the next line, and it’s going to contrast Cas gaining this new family to not having love, because if he’s meeting them right NOW then there’s got to be something else he’s missing…

WE CAN NOT BE CUTTING BACK TO THE IMPALA DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT LYRICS ARE COMING NEXT? DO YOU?

WHY ARE YOU BACK WITH THE ANGELS AGAIN? WHY ON EARTH DID YOU THROW IN 0.01 SECONDS OF IMPALA DRIVING RIGHT BEFORE THE NEXT LINE? WHERE CAS IS WEARING HIS COAT AND ‘TEARS ARE CLOUDING HIS EYES" THERE WAS LITERALLY NO NEED FOR IT THIS LAST SECTION IS ALL ABOUT CAS. WHY IS HE WEARING THE COAT? WHY DID YOU SHOW THE CAR FOR NO REASON?

“… When you’re without looooove,” the band carries on singing like they have no idea what they’re being montaged with. Just Cas, greeting his new angel army. And like, that’s it for song and the episode, definitely it for incongruous and unnecessary shots of the Winchesters. We get a few more seconds of Cas and his angel army and he’s wearing his loneliness coat despite having this new family, and he’s greeting them as the music tells us that the sun isn’t going to shine any more because he’s doing the thing the entire episode told us was the last thing he ever wanted to do, and Metatron is smirking away wrapping up his story… And… And…

At this point the entire episode and then the entire season, and then the entire show from 4x01 onwards flashes through my head. And I hear my brother’s voice echoing in my head, “Tumblr” and I know it is where the fandoms go. Surely someone else there will understand what just happened, and tell me that Metatron did not just tell me almost completely outright that Cas is in love with Dean? 

And so for Destiel day I’m raising a glass to Metatron and the crappy indie pop I grew up listening to. Thank you for making Destiel inescapable. I think. This ship will probably kill me but what are you going to do about it?

anonymous asked:

Is Arya cute? I mean, in the first book it's not seem like she's pretty, because Sansa and Arya herself always focus on the fact that Arya is ugly and isn't as much lady-like as her sister. But then, in many occasions, lot of men notice her. It's like she attracts people but this isn't the sort of things a little ugly girl does. I don't know what to think.

At this point in the books, Arya is definitely considered very pretty. I see her as a more atypical beautiful (like Visenya Targaryen or Lyanna Stark) rather than a more conventional gorgeous (such as Sansa and Cersei.)

Arya focusing on her lack of good looks is from her low self-esteem. Sansa, Catelyn, Jeyne, all the people who disregarded Arya’s looks are coming from a perspective of highborns/people among highborns who expect girls to give an incredible amount of thought to their appearance. They should be immaculate.

Arya, on the other hand, was always known for being dirty and messy and not caring one way or the other- likely again because of her self-esteem. 

Her mother used to say she could be pretty if she would just wash and brush her hair and take more care with her dress, the way her sister did. Arya, ADWD

So a huge reason Arya is perceived as unattractive is due to her lack of care for her appearance. Even someone gorgeous looks plain if they have crazy messy hair, are covered in bruises and dirt, wear the most unflattering things, and ostensibly not try.

That being said, Arya was probably somewhat cute underneath it all. Jon and Ned found her to be pretty.

Only her father had ever called her that [pretty]. Him, and Jon Snow, sometimesArya, ADWD

So I think she was relatively cute, nothing to compare to Sansa, in AGoT. She did get creeped on in Flea Bottom as well.

The only thing was, the pot-shops were never empty, and even as she bolted down her food, Arya could feel them watching. Some of them stared at her boots or her cloak, and she knew what they were thinking. With others, she could almost feel their eyes crawling under her leathers; she didn’t know what they were thinking, and that scared her even more. A couple times, she was followed out into the alleys and chased, but so far no one had been able to catch her. Arya, AGoT

While Sansa was 100% born beautiful, Arya has grown into her beauty. She gets a lot of attention from men considering she’s always unwashed and thinks herself unattractive.

The man at the Peach believed her to be a whore and wanted to sleep with her.

An old man sat down beside her. “Well, aren’t you a pretty little peach?” His breath smelled near as foul as the dead men in the cages, and his little pig eyes were crawling up and down her. “Does my sweet peach have a name?”  Arya, ASoS

The crewman from the Titan’s Daughter wanted her as well.

“Take her on as cabin girl,” said a passing oarsman, a bolt of wool over one shoulder. “She can sleep with me.” Arya, ASoS

Lady Smallwood thought her pretty.

“I’m sorry I tore the acorn dress too. It was pretty.”

“Yes, child. And so are you. Be brave.” Arya, ASoS

The Kindly Man thinks her beautiful enough to be a courtesan:

"Would you sooner be a courtesan, and have songs sung of your beauty? Speak the word, and we will send you to the Black Pearl or the Daughter of the Dusk. You will sleep on rose petals and wear silken skirts that rustle when you walk, and great lords will beggar themselves for your maiden’s blood.” Arya, AFFC

The face of Mercy, the one we know got so much attention from men (sailors, Raff, Bubono, ect.) is described by the Kindly Man this way:

"So best you have a new face as well.” He cupped her chin, turned her head this way and that, nodded. “A pretty one this time, I think. As pretty as your own.Arya, ADWD

It’s implied that when she emerges from the HoBaW for the first time as Cat (with her own face) that people find her beautiful:

Men gave her curious looks as she went past, and beggar children called out words she could not understand.  Arya, AFFC

The beggar children could just be calling out for money, Arya doesn’t understand Braavosi well yet, so whatever is going on is completely lost on her. But the text specifies that men are giving her curious looks. Men are staring at her. Not people, men. “As she went past” different canals, men turned to stare at her. She’s attracting men’s stares.

Then there’s the sailor who wished to kiss her:

Quill, the sad-eyed little man who made up all the bawdy farces for the Ship, offered to teach her how a woman kisses. Arya, AFFC

There are plenty more but it’s pretty clear that Arya, with her apparent similarities in appearance with Lyanna, is supposed to be beautiful.

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Here’s Everything That Happened Inside One Direction’s Made In The A.M. First Listen Party
Spoiler alert: This may be 1D's best album yet.

First Listen PartySpoiler alert: This may be 1D’s best album yet.

by madeline roth

Twenty-five minutes before One Direction’s First Listen Party officially began, a scenic shot of the California coastline at dusk appeared on the big screen. The words “Directed by John Urbano” flashed across the lower left side, and theater No. 12 at Century Huntington Beach erupted in screams. Diehard Directioners knew exactly what this was, and sure enough, the opening guitar chords of 1D’s 2011 breakout hit “What Makes You Beautiful” played over the speakers and kicked off an emotional night on the most nostalgic note.

About 400 One Direction fans, including myself, attended the 4 p.m. screening of the band’s First Listen Party on Monday night (Nov. 2) in Huntington Beach, Calif. All across the country, thousands of other 1D fans were about to experience the same treat as us: listening to the band’s fifth album, Made In The A.M., for the first time, 11 days before its official release. Exciting? Yes. Bittersweet? HELL yes.

It’s no secret that this is an important, possibly career-defining album for One Direction. It’s their first since Zayn Malik left the band in March, and it’s their last before their impending hiatus(which they’ve relentlessly promised is NOT a breakup). The anticipation was sky-high and the mood was shrouded with uncertainty, but the second the “What Makes You Beautiful” music video appeared in front of our eyes, that nervous energy was immediately annihilated. It was time to dance.

That kicked off a chronological string of the guys’ most-loved videos from the past five years: “WMYB” was followed by “Live While We’re Young” (yes, everyone in the theater stood up to “row the boat”), “Kiss You,” “Best Song Ever,” “Story Of My Life” and “Steal My Girl.” It was a nice reminder of where the guys started and how far they’ve come, and every fan in the room was united in collective, uninhibited joy. We weren’t allowed to have our cell phones out, so no one was using the time to mug for Snapchat or brag on Twitter — we were just jamming out because that’s what we do when we hear our favorite songs.

At precisely 4 p.m., the room went dark and a girl at the back of the theater shouted, “DO NOT SCREAM DURING THE MUSIC, I’M SERIOUS.” Everyone applauded, and that was that: all 400 of us were in mutual agreement. We wouldn’t be selfish or obnoxious; we’d make sure this rare, collective experience was perfect for everyone. There was a sense of trust and camaraderie in the room, which is why I think everyone felt like it was a safe space to cry and laugh and squeal and scream. And we did all of that and more, because this album was a topsy-turvy roller coaster of emotions.

One Direction’s Final Tour Stop Was ‘Emotional’ In Every Sense Of The Word

  1. “Hey Angel”
  2. Drag Me Down
  3. Perfect
  4. Infinity
  5. “End of the Day”
  6. “If I Could Fly”Giphy
  7. “Long Way Down”
  8. “Never Enough”
  9. “Olivia”
  10. “What A Feeling”
  11. “Love You Goodbye”Tumblr
  12. “I Want To Write You A Song”Tumblr
  13. “History”
  14. “Temporary Fix”
  15. “Walking In The Wind”
  16. “Wolves”
  17. “A.M.”Giphy

1. “Hey Angel”

Each song was preceded by a short interview with one or more of the guys, during which they appeared individually and spoke about what the following track meant to them. Harry introduced “Hey Angel” by saying “it felt like the right way to set the tone. It felt very much like this album’s ‘Clouds,’” referring to Four’s final track. And while “Hey Angel” isn’t quite as anthemic, I get the comparison. It’s a lush, strongly-sung tune with a simple but memorable chorus: “I wish I could be more like you, do you wish you could be more like me?” During the song, we saw candid footage of the guys goofing off backstage: Harry (with a man bun; BLESS) fiddling on the guitar, Niall driving a golf cart and doing a little jig. When the guys sang, “I come alive when I hear your voice, it’s a beautiful sound, it’s a beautiful noise,” all I could do was nod in agreement. That’s how the 400 of us felt upon hearing the guys kill it straight out the gate.

2. “Drag Me Down”

We all know this one. It’s the very first taste we got of Made In The A.M., and the one that ushered in a new, post-Zayn era of 1D. Its confident and self-assured message was exactly what Directioners needed to hear after months of drama, but Liam admitted it didn’t quite start out so smooth. He said the writers pitched it to them as a mix between Taio Cruz and Maroon 5, which wasn’t so enticing at the time. But after they tweaked it and made it their own, it turned out to be “a nice introduction, especially after what’s gone on this past year,” Liam said. Fittingly, the space-themed vid played during the song and we all jammed the f—k out.

3.  “Perfect”

Harry introduced this song by calling it “the biggest pop song on the album,” and that’s definitely a fair assessment. “It’s a love song, but it’s not that romantic,” he continued. “It’s not thinking anything through, it’s just, ’Do you want to go do a bunch of fun stuff?’” Fair enough, Hazza. Of course, we saw the dreamy black-and-white vid while singing along — and the collective screams during Harry’s bedtime brooding scene were predictably loud AF.

4. “Infinity”

This previously-released power ballad is “one of the best” on the album, according to Harry, but it was far from the night’s most-loved song, mostly because we’d all heard it before and, honestly, there are more memorable ones. We saw candid concert footage while it played, including a couple fleeting shots of Zayn, during which everyone gasped a little.

5. “End of the Day”

“Straight away, the chorus just gets you,” Louis said before this song started playing, and MAN, he wasn’t kidding. This is a funny tune because it’s like two songs rolled into one: you have these really melodic verses, a simple but pretty bridge, and then, out of nowhere, a few drum beats kick in before this massive whopper of a chorus. “All I know at the end of the day, is you love who you love, there ain’t no other way,” they sing on the chant-like chorus, which reminded me a bit of Fun’s “We Are Young.”

6. “If I Could Fly”

OK, this is where things started to take a brutally emotional turn. “If I could fly, I’d be coming right back home to you,” sings Harry, who co-wrote this song with Johan Carlsson, the same guy he wrote Ariana Grande’s “Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart” with. The two songs actually sound a bit alike; they’re both piano ballads that build up and reach gorgeous heights. This one’s lyrically vulnerable, with Harry promising to show his heart “for your eyes only,” but the thing that made it totally chilling was the vintage 1D footage that played over it. This was the first time I heard sniffles and sobs around me, especially when the guys sang “I hope you don’t run from me” as footage of fans running after their tour bus appeared on the screen. Gut-wrenching, in every way.

7. “Long Way Down”

“Long Way Down” is a breakup song, but not the wallow-in-your-ice-cream-while-watching-“The Notebook” type. It’s more, as Liam said, about mourning “a relationship that you really wanted to work,” with a midtempo, Robbie Williams vibe. Niall added that he was told in the recording booth to sound grittier, “like Bruce [Springsteen],” and WOW, he really did manage to do that. Our Irishman’s all grown up, y’all!

8. “Never Enough”

If “Hey Angel” is Made In The A.M.’s “Clouds,” then “Never Enough” is its “Act My Age.” Niall intro’d this one by saying it’s his favorite song. “We were dancing around like crazy. I don’t even know why I love it, everything is just spot-on for me,” he said. There’s a lot going on here, including some “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”-esque underlying chants and random “HUH” sounds. And then there’s some trombone, trumpet and saxophone thrown in for good measure, as the guys sing about wanting to pull an all-nighter. It’s the type of song where you can sing along to it on the very first listen, and it’d definitely be a fun one to see live.

9. “Olivia”

Last week, Liam did us a solid and teased eight seconds of this song on Snapchat. The first time I heard that snippet, I immediately thought it sounded a bit like the Beatles, and the full song only hammers in that similarity. Harry said it’s one of his favorite songs because “it just feels like so much old stuff that I love.” He added that they recorded the strings at the iconic Abbey Road studio, so there you go — the Beatles’ spirit definitely lives on in “Olivia.” And because he knew we’re all wondering, Harry insisted it’s “not necessarily” about a girl. “It doesn’t have to be so literal,” he said, adding that it could be about a place or even a feeling. Hmm… the mystery continues.

10. “What A Feeling”

No, this is not a cover of the infamous “Flashdance” song, but it IS influenced by another throwback classic. Louis said it’s “got a little Fleetwood Mac in there,” and that’s an understatement, honestly. The bass line is pretty much exactly like Fleetwood’s “Dreams,” and the way the guys’ voices are layered over one another in the chorus is gorgeous (as are the lyrics: “What a feeling to be right here beside you now, holding you in my arms/ When the air ran out and we both started running wild, the sky fell down”). We saw black-and-white, behind-the-scenes footage from the “You & I” video during this one, which started out feeling a little random but ultimately kind of fit the mood.

11. “Love You Goodbye”

When I first read the tracklist for this album, I practically started choking up just by seeing the title of this song. But let’s clear up one thing: there’s no comma after “Love You,” so it’s not like you’re hanging up the phone with someone and telling them, “I love you, goodbye.” The inspiration here, as Louis said, is that “everyone has that moment after a breakup when you have to see your ex again.” So, yes, this song’s about… uh… loving someone right before you break up with them (“If tomorrow you won’t be mine, won’t you give it to me one last time/ Oh baby, let me love you goodbye”). And speaking of Louis, he has a huge, killer high note on this one that’ll make you fall out of your chair. Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn ya.

12. “I Want To Write You A Song”

Picture yourself alone in a sunny park with your favorite 1D guy. You’re sitting on the grass, he’s strumming softly on his guitar, and you’re listening, feeling blissful and peaceful and loved. That’s what listening to this song feels like. Liam said it was recorded in Chicago at 4 a.m. and his voice “sounded really, really bad,” but it somehow worked. I think that’s because it’s so structurally simple and minimalist, that it really relies on the guys to deliver sincerity and emotion in their voices. Louis, especially, shines during the chorus, sounding gravelly but sweet at the same time. Also, watching throwback footage from the guys’ Take Me Home album cover photoshoot while they sang, “Anytime I’m gone, you can listen to my voice and sing along/ I wanna write you a song” stripped everyone of their chill.

13. “History”

Niall introduced this track by explaining that it’s about the guys’ relationship with their fans, which immediately sent out the “code red” to alert everyone that their tear ducts were about to dehydrate. But here’s the thing about 1D and Directioners: At their core, these are people who like to have fun and be happy together. Moping and hating are not their style, so instead of commemorating the past five years with a weepy ballad, 1D made us smile with a fun singalong that’s easily one of the album’s most memorable. Sure, it was super emotional when we watched old footage of them with their fans throughout the years, as they sang “don’t let me go, don’t let me go.” But the chorus inspires such a spirit of invincibility that you can’t help but be optimistic: “You and me got a whole lot of history/ We could be the greatest thing that the world has ever seen/ You and me got a whole lot of history/ So don’t let it go, we could make some more, we can live forever!”

14. “Temporary Fix”

Good news, everyone: this album DOES have a “No Control” 2.0, and it’s the rock-fueled “Temporary Fix,” which Niall said was influenced by a “grungy night out.” Which… yes, please, tell us more! This one chronicles the plight of a girl stuck at the bar while an annoying dude talks her ear off. That’s when 1D swoop in and rescue her, vowing to be her “temporary fix.” Yep, this one’s a blast.

15. “Walking In The Wind”

Harry said his inspiration for this tune was Paul Simon’s iconic album Graceland, which is a bit of a tough comparison, only because Graceland was eclectic in every sense of the word. But it works here, especially as we see footage from the “Story of My Life” video, a song that had the same kind of vibe (same with “Ready To Run”). “Goodbyes are bittersweet, but it’s not the end, I’ll see your face again,” they sing. And of course we believe them.

16. “Wolves”

The “wolves” in question here, Liam explained, are touchy-feely dudes who try to talk to his girlfriend in the club. But you know what? Payne-o “ain’t going down without a fight.” We saw behind-the-scenes footage from the “Midnight Memories” vid over this foot-stomping song, which is especially fun with the “ooooh’s” that kind of sound like a wolf howling. Clever!

17. “A.M.”

This is One Direction’s “Closing Time” — an end-of-night tribute to good times that’s slightly (but fittingly) lackadaisical and simple. It also gets the award for the most fun lyric that had everyone going bananas the first time it popped up in the chorus: “We’re just swimming ‘round in our glasses, talking out of our asses.” Brilliant.

Seventeen songs later, we’d reached the end of Made In The A.M., and the four guys appeared on screen together to thank us for attending and to promise, “We’ll see you very soon when we’re back in the U.S.” As we filed out, the line for the 6 p.m. showing was already snaking around the hallway, and eager fans begged us to tell them how it was. “IT WAS LITERALLY LIFE-GIVING,” one girl answered, and honestly, no one could argue with her.

When I walked out of the theater, the air felt misty and there were puddles on the ground. It had rained while we were inside — something that, remember, is all too rare in Southern California — and it felt strangely appropriate. The sky had cried while Directioners had cried too, but it cleared up in time for us to get home safe and dry. And the same thing will happen with One Direction: things might be a little stormy for a while, but the sun’ll come out again. And in the mean time, we have a whole album of great new tunes to keep us company.

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Here’s Everything That Happened Inside One Direction’s Made In The A.M. First Listen Party
Spoiler alert: This may be 1D's best album yet.

Twenty-five minutes before One Direction’s First Listen Party officially began, a scenic shot of the California coastline at dusk appeared on the big screen. The words “Directed by John Urbano” flashed across the lower left side, and theater No. 12 at Century Huntington Beach erupted in screams. Diehard Directioners knew exactly what this was, and sure enough, the opening guitar chords of 1D’s 2011 breakout hit “What Makes You Beautiful” played over the speakers and kicked off an emotional night on the most nostalgic note.

About 400 One Direction fans, including myself, attended the 4 p.m. screening of the band’s First Listen Party on Monday night (Nov. 2) in Huntington Beach, Calif. All across the country, thousands of other 1D fans were about to experience the same treat as us: listening to the band’s fifth album, Made In The A.M., for the first time, 11 days before its official release. Exciting? Yes. Bittersweet? HELL yes.

It’s no secret that this is an important, possibly career-defining album for One Direction. It’s their first since Zayn Malik left the band in March, and it’s their last before their impending hiatus(which they’ve relentlessly promised is NOT a breakup). The anticipation was sky-high and the mood was shrouded with uncertainty, but the second the “What Makes You Beautiful” music video appeared in front of our eyes, that nervous energy was immediately annihilated. It was time to dance.

That kicked off a chronological string of the guys’ most-loved videos from the past five years: “WMYB” was followed by “Live While We’re Young” (yes, everyone in the theater stood up to “row the boat”), “Kiss You,” “Best Song Ever,” “Story Of My Life” and “Steal My Girl.” It was a nice reminder of where the guys started and how far they’ve come, and every fan in the room was united in collective, uninhibited joy. We weren’t allowed to have our cell phones out, so no one was using the time to mug for Snapchat or brag on Twitter — we were just jamming out because that’s what we do when we hear our favorite songs.

At precisely 4 p.m., the room went dark and a girl at the back of the theater shouted, “DO NOT SCREAM DURING THE MUSIC, I’M SERIOUS.” Everyone applauded, and that was that: all 400 of us were in mutual agreement. We wouldn’t be selfish or obnoxious; we’d make sure this rare, collective experience was perfect for everyone. There was a sense of trust and camaraderie in the room, which is why I think everyone felt like it was a safe space to cry and laugh and squeal and scream. And we did all of that and more, because this album was a topsy-turvy roller coaster of emotions.

One Direction’s Final Tour Stop Was ‘Emotional’ In Every Sense Of The Word

Hey Angel: Each song was preceded by a short interview with one or more of the guys, during which they appeared individually and spoke about what the following track meant to them. Harry introduced “Hey Angel” by saying “it felt like the right way to set the tone. It felt very much like this album’s ‘Clouds,’” referring to Four’s final track. And while “Hey Angel” isn’t quite as anthemic, I get the comparison. It’s a lush, strongly-sung tune with a simple but memorable chorus: “I wish I could be more like you, do you wish you could be more like me?” During the song, we saw candid footage of the guys goofing off backstage: Harry (with a man bun; BLESS) fiddling on the guitar, Niall driving a golf cart and doing a little jig. When the guys sang, “I come alive when I hear your voice, it’s a beautiful sound, it’s a beautiful noise,” all I could do was nod in agreement. That’s how the 400 of us felt upon hearing the guys kill it straight out the gate.

Drag Me Down: We all know this one. It’s the very first taste we got of Made In The A.M., and the one that ushered in a new, post-Zayn era of 1D. Its confident and self-assured message was exactly what Directioners needed to hear after months of drama, but Liam admitted it didn’t quite start out so smooth. He said the writers pitched it to them as a mix between Taio Cruz and Maroon 5, which wasn’t so enticing at the time. But after they tweaked it and made it their own, it turned out to be “a nice introduction, especially after what’s gone on this past year,” Liam said. Fittingly, the space-themed vid played during the song and we all jammed the f—k out.

Perfect: Harry introduced this song by calling it “the biggest pop song on the album,” and that’s definitely a fair assessment. “It’s a love song, but it’s not that romantic,” he continued. “It’s not thinking anything through, it’s just, ’Do you want to go do a bunch of fun stuff?’” Fair enough, Hazza. Of course, we saw the dreamy black-and-white vid while singing along — and the collective screams during Harry’s bedtime brooding scene were predictably loud AF.

Infinity: This previously-released power ballad is “one of the best” on the album, according to Harry, but it was far from the night’s most-loved song, mostly because we’d all heard it before and, honestly, there are more memorable ones. We saw candid concert footage while it played, including a couple fleeting shots of Zayn, during which everyone gasped a little.

End of the Day: “Straight away, the chorus just gets you,” Louis said before this song started playing, and MAN, he wasn’t kidding. This is a funny tune because it’s like two songs rolled into one: you have these really melodic verses, a simple but pretty bridge, and then, out of nowhere, a few drum beats kick in before this massive whopper of a chorus. “All I know at the end of the day, is you love who you love, there ain’t no other way,” they sing on the chant-like chorus, which reminded me a bit of Fun’s “We Are Young.”

If I Could Fly: OK, this is where things started to take a brutally emotional turn. “If I could fly, I’d be coming right back home to you,” sings Harry, who co-wrote this song with Johan Carlsson, the same guy he wrote Ariana Grande’s “Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart” with. The two songs actually sound a bit alike; they’re both piano ballads that build up and reach gorgeous heights. This one’s lyrically vulnerable, with Harry promising to show his heart “for your eyes only,” but the thing that made it totally chilling was the vintage 1D footage that played over it. This was the first time I heard sniffles and sobs around me, especially when the guys sang “I hope you don’t run from me” as footage of fans running after their tour bus appeared on the screen. Gut-wrenching, in every way.

“Long Way Down” is a breakup song, but not the wallow-in-your-ice-cream-while-watching-“The Notebook” type. It’s more, as Liam said, about mourning “a relationship that you really wanted to work,” with a midtempo, Robbie Williams vibe. Niall added that he was told in the recording booth to sound grittier, “like Bruce [Springsteen],” and WOW, he really did manage to do that. Our Irishman’s all grown up, y’all!

Never Enough: If “Hey Angel” is Made In The A.M.’s “Clouds,” then “Never Enough” is its “Act My Age.” Niall intro’d this one by saying it’s his favorite song. “We were dancing around like crazy. I don’t even know why I love it, everything is just spot-on for me,” he said. There’s a lot going on here, including some “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”-esque underlying chants and random “HUH” sounds. And then there’s some trombone, trumpet and saxophone thrown in for good measure, as the guys sing about wanting to pull an all-nighter. It’s the type of song where you can sing along to it on the very first listen, and it’d definitely be a fun one to see live.

Olivia: Last week, Liam did us a solid and teased eight seconds of this song on Snapchat. The first time I heard that snippet, I immediately thought it sounded a bit like the Beatles, and the full song only hammers in that similarity. Harry said it’s one of his favorite songs because “it just feels like so much old stuff that I love.” He added that they recorded the strings at the iconic Abbey Road studio, so there you go — the Beatles’ spirit definitely lives on in “Olivia.” And because he knew we’re all wondering, Harry insisted it’s “not necessarily” about a girl. “It doesn’t have to be so literal,” he said, adding that it could be about a place or even a feeling. Hmm… the mystery continues.

What a Feeling: No, this is not a cover of the infamous “Flashdance” song, but it IS influenced by another throwback classic. Louis said it’s “got a little Fleetwood Mac in there,” and that’s an understatement, honestly. The bass line is pretty much exactly like Fleetwood’s “Dreams,” and the way the guys’ voices are layered over one another in the chorus is gorgeous (as are the lyrics: “What a feeling to be right here beside you now, holding you in my arms/ When the air ran out and we both started running wild, the sky fell down”). We saw black-and-white, behind-the-scenes footage from the “You & I” video during this one, which started out feeling a little random but ultimately kind of fit the mood.

Love You Goodbye: When I first read the tracklist for this album, I practically started choking up just by seeing the title of this song. But let’s clear up one thing: there’s no comma after “Love You,” so it’s not like you’re hanging up the phone with someone and telling them, “I love you, goodbye.” The inspiration here, as Louis said, is that “everyone has that moment after a breakup when you have to see your ex again.” So, yes, this song’s about… uh… loving someone right before you break up with them (“If tomorrow you won’t be mine, won’t you give it to me one last time/ Oh baby, let me love you goodbye”). And speaking of Louis, he has a huge, killer high note on this one that’ll make you fall out of your chair. Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn ya.

I Want to Write You a Song: Picture yourself alone in a sunny park with your favorite 1D guy. You’re sitting on the grass, he’s strumming softly on his guitar, and you’re listening, feeling blissful and peaceful and loved. That’s what listening to this song feels like. Liam said it was recorded in Chicago at 4 a.m. and his voice “sounded really, really bad,” but it somehow worked. I think that’s because it’s so structurally simple and minimalist, that it really relies on the guys to deliver sincerity and emotion in their voices. Louis, especially, shines during the chorus, sounding gravelly but sweet at the same time. Also, watching throwback footage from the guys’ Take Me Home album cover photoshoot while they sang, “Anytime I’m gone, you can listen to my voice and sing along/ I wanna write you a song” stripped everyone of their chill.

History: Niall introduced this track by explaining that it’s about the guys’ relationship with their fans, which immediately sent out the “code red” to alert everyone that their tear ducts were about to dehydrate. But here’s the thing about 1D and Directioners: At their core, these are people who like to have fun and be happy together. Moping and hating are not their style, so instead of commemorating the past five years with a weepy ballad, 1D made us smile with a fun singalong that’s easily one of the album’s most memorable. Sure, it was super emotional when we watched old footage of them with their fans throughout the years, as they sang “don’t let me go, don’t let me go.” But the chorus inspires such a spirit of invincibility that you can’t help but be optimistic: “You and me got a whole lot of history/ We could be the greatest thing that the world has ever seen/ You and me got a whole lot of history/ So don’t let it go, we could make some more, we can live forever!”

Temporary Fix: Good news, everyone: this album DOES have a “No Control” 2.0, and it’s the rock-fueled “Temporary Fix,” which Niall said was influenced by a “grungy night out.” Which… yes, please, tell us more! This one chronicles the plight of a girl stuck at the bar while an annoying dude talks her ear off. That’s when 1D swoop in and rescue her, vowing to be her “temporary fix.” Yep, this one’s a blast.

Walking in the Wind: Harry said his inspiration for this tune was Paul Simon’s iconic album Graceland, which is a bit of a tough comparison, only because Graceland was eclectic in every sense of the word. But it works here, especially as we see footage from the “Story of My Life” video, a song that had the same kind of vibe (same with “Ready To Run”). “Goodbyes are bittersweet, but it’s not the end, I’ll see your face again,” they sing. And of course we believe them.

Wolves: The “wolves” in question here, Liam explained, are touchy-feely dudes who try to talk to his girlfriend in the club. But you know what? Payne-o “ain’t going down without a fight.” We saw behind-the-scenes footage from the “Midnight Memories” vid over this foot-stomping song, which is especially fun with the “ooooh’s” that kind of sound like a wolf howling. Clever!

A.M. This is One Direction’s “Closing Time” — an end-of-night tribute to good times that’s slightly (but fittingly) lackadaisical and simple. It also gets the award for the most fun lyric that had everyone going bananas the first time it popped up in the chorus: “We’re just swimming ‘round in our glasses, talking out of our asses.” Brilliant.

Seventeen songs later, we’d reached the end of Made In The A.M., and the four guys appeared on screen together to thank us for attending and to promise, “We’ll see you very soon when we’re back in the U.S.” As we filed out, the line for the 6 p.m. showing was already snaking around the hallway, and eager fans begged us to tell them how it was. “IT WAS LITERALLY LIFE-GIVING,” one girl answered, and honestly, no one could argue with her.

When I walked out of the theater, the air felt misty and there were puddles on the ground. It had rained while we were inside — something that, remember, is all too rare in Southern California — and it felt strangely appropriate. The sky had cried while Directioners had cried too, but it cleared up in time for us to get home safe and dry. And the same thing will happen with One Direction: things might be a little stormy for a while, but the sun’ll come out again. And in the mean time, we have a whole album of great new tunes to keep us company.

anonymous asked:

would you or have you written something for arwen because i love her and a lot of the tiem i see people boiling her down to just her love for aragorn and im like noooo and u write such beautiful pieces about these ladies ppl sometimes just dismiss and decomplicate

deep roots are not touched by the frost link to Ao3 here

(written for @doctorcakeray and reposted here because when originally posted I didn’t know what a Read More was…)


There was a story that told of saving the world. Arwen Undomiel was mentioned only twice within its pages.

Her story was an appendix because love stories have no place in epic quests.

Who said this was a love story? (Who said a love story was not an epic quest?)

Arwen stayed for Aragorn as much as Aragorn saved the world for her—entirely and not at all. Her story was a battle, a bravery, a hero’s sacrifice, clinging as hard to the things that mattered as Frodo clung to the fading memories of the Shire.

She ruled the Reunited Kingdom. She rebuilt the world.


Arwen had heard the story of Luthien Tinuviel all her life. She had heard the name whispered, awestruck, in regards to her beauty. When she looked in the mirror, she saw only her father’s brow, her mother’s forgotten smile. She did not want to be Luthien’s ghost.

Arwen did not want pity to be her power. Luthien, an elven beauty who had fallen in love with a mortal man, had sung a song so sad a great power had mourned with her and brought her beloved back to life. Arwen did not want pity. Arwen wanted the breath in her lungs, her mare’s mane in her hands, something to build with her hands. She wanted to leave things on this earth.

Impermanent things, maybe; just memories in mortal minds, sown fields, walls that would crumble in a thousand years. But for now, she was a thing remembered. For now, the crops were rolling into the market of Minas Tirith in glorious riots of color. For now, the walls stood strong around her city and her people were safe.

These walls would not outlast her father’s life, her mother’s soul lingering on the shores of Valinor. But they would matter while they stood. They would protect the people within them, break the gales of the wide plains, and that was enough for her.

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morethanmostwords-deactivated20  asked:

eggsy is the dreamy lead singer of a popular boy and , and harry is the uncle that was dragged there by his niece/ nephew . ( I think I read it some but I cant remember where ) but juST IMAGINE + have a nice day . xx ~a.ju ♡

 Omgmgmg okay. Idk why I wrote so much bu T I HOPE YOU ENJOY JUST KNOW ITS UNBETAD AND REALLY JUST NOT MY BEST WORK BUT WHATEVS YO
More under the cut cause wow I’m a loser who has other prompts and HW on top of that to be doing instead of writing for this ;u;

“Uncle ‘Arry come on, come on!” Emily had squealed, tugging the elder man aggressively by the hand. The older man sighed exasperatedly but with a fond smile spread across his lips as the 12 year old girl dragged him towards the meet and greet areas for the lead singer of Easter, Eggsy Unwin. The band he sang for was a new one, only really appearing about a year ago. But already, Easter was a highly successful band capturing the hearts of millions around the world with its’ charming Eggsy heading it.

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In case you hadn’t heard, Kanye is approaching 60 career Grammy nominations, as he added four more today:

  • Best Rap Performance: “All Day” (featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and Paul McCartney)
  • Best Rap Song: “All Day” (featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and Paul McCartney)
  • Album of the Year: “Beauty Behind the Madness” (as producer) 
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “One Man Can Change the World” (Big Sean featuring John Legend and Kanye West)

He is now fifth in line for the record of most Grammy nominations ever.