I TALK ABOUT THIS A LOT BUT something i gotta say once again cuz i feel so strongly about it is i think the music is a massive part of why taz is so good. like fucking CRUCIAL to the story and emotion being so effective and memorable. to the listener but also in the story itself its so important like the voidfishs song, johanns music, the crystal kingdom verses, the literal arc Story and Song etc
i think there were sound effects in the battlewagon race and some music but the first time music was really implemented into a scene was……… sloane and hurley.. right……. and it caught me so off guard and made that moment that much more powerful. and that first song (discovery and recovery) is one of the most simple and minimal songs but also still one of the most beautiful??? its the most crushing moment in taz up to that point but i dont know if i wouldve cried if that song didnt play. it creates such a distinct atmosphere like i cant imagine refuge without the rustic old west guitar of roswell/refuge/the diary of sheriff isaac and the cozy + familiar piano of the davy lamp. or lucas’ lab without those vocaloid crystal kingdom verses and sparkling pulsing synths in crystal minuet/the cosmoscope/elevator of tomorrow/zero gravity trash ball etc etc etc. and do i even have to explain the suffering game. like bitch have you heard wonderland round 3 that shit bangs
more recently the reunion tour monologue and lups best day ever are two moments that i think…. are as powerful as they are because of the music. its become a much bigger component in the later arcs and griffin really didnt spare any opportunity in the finale. theres a lot of killer tracks lemme tell ya
my personal favorite is disrobed + the chalice. they use the same melody but with a completely different sound and energy and theyre both really powerful. and play at such crucial moments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!both of them give me chills
im really proud of griffin and his garageband/rockband 3 midi keyboard skills the soundtrack really enhanced his storytelling and the audiences experience. all his shit is on soundcloud but also buy it on bandcamp duh
make your bed - even if you don’t think you can get out of bed you can still feel productive + clean
have a bottle of water by you - work on sipping it throughout the day and eventually you’ll get better at drinking the right amount and staying hydrated! if you’re still having troubles you could always have fruit squash rather than water
eat yoghurt - yoghurt is a great snack that requires no effort! its tasty and usually pretty healthy
baby wipes - these are a life saver for when showering isn’t an option, just wipe down your pits + bits (as my mum says) and around your face to feel refreshed
sticky notes - placing little reminders around your space is a good way to stay organised and positive. put them somewhere you’ll see them, or create a small place specifically for reminders and kind words. plus, it gives you a great excuse to go stationery shopping!
have a chilled drink -
cold drinks are great for waking up and preparing yourself for the day, or rejuvenating yourself after a tough day
have a hot drink -
hot drinks like tea or hot chocolate are really good at relaxing you after feeling anxious or if you’re trying to get to sleep; they also make you feel warm + fuzzy when in the colder months. its also fun to try lots of different types of tea and pick a favourite too!! i wouldn’t recommend drinking coffee as it has lots of caffeine and can be bad for you if you drink a lot
make playlists - playlists are fun to make and fun to listen to. make playlists for every season, make playlists that remind you of a certain person or make playlists of songs you want a friend to listen to. make playlists for when falling asleep is too difficult, for when everything is too loud, or for when you’re excited. the possibilities are endless
try bullet journaling - a bullet journal is a quick and easy way to organise your thoughts and stuff you have to do. just google it!
write lists - lists are a great way to stop stressing about something coming up. if youre going shopping write a list of what to buy, alternatively if youre going to an event write a list of what you want to do and times
these are a few of the things that help me, if you have any more tips let me know!!
i started this before the #GravityFinale was announced, but i thought it would make a good dedication piece to the end of the series. also, i really love Stan and i thought this song really fit him well
why is Stan’s life surrounded by so much blue and red
I have finally rewatched this amazing musical and this is just a perfect crossover for these two, okay?
And I believe, there’s good in everybody’s heart, Keep it safe and sound. (Listen close to everybody’s heart, And hear that breaking sound.) With hope you can do your part To turn a life around! (Hopes and dreams are shattering apart And crashing to the ground!)
(Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – I Cannot Believe My Eyes)
that “N.O” stands for both the word “no” and is the acronym for “No Offense.”
and the mv looks like its from some kind of dystopian world where anything and everything they do gets controlled like
Who is the one who made us into studying machines? They classify us to either Being number one or dropping out They trap us in borders, the adults There’s no choice but to consent Even if we think simply, It’s the survival of the fittest Who do you think is the one who makes us step On even our close friends to climb up? What?
suga’s lines make me think about south korea’s culture of educational masochism, and how its normal there for even young children to work from early morning until late at night, and often at weekends too, to get into the best university they can and eventually secure a well-paying job. the pressure is intense, and the routine relentless - for years on end. in seoul, legions of students who fail to get into top universities spend the entire year after high school attending hagwons, which are after-hours tutoring academies, to improve their scores on university admissions exams. and these hagwons are no joke, they can last until early mornings for students as early as elementary school kids :0
which brings me to my next point. i think its very clever that rapmon starts the song with
A good house, A good car, Will these things bring happiness? In Seoul To the SKY, Will parents really be happy?
ppl may not know while SKY can mean the sky up above us, its also said to be the acronym for the three most prestigious universities there– seoul university, korea university and yonsei university. they’re very hard to get admitted, and the competition is insane, just
and its no wonder why even with south korea being the world’s 12th largest economy at least according to forbes, a place where you can surf the internet on the underground, dance the night away in a salsa club, and buy a decent americano on your way to work. and yet, as i quote, “people here seem less happy than during the years of hardship after the korean war.” their high suicide rate seems to reflects this.
and like how rapmon further laments, how can they?
The grown-ups confess That we have it so easy They say that we are happier than our portion Then how do you explain my unhappiness? There’s no conversation topics beside studying Outside, there are so many kids like me, Living the life of a puppet Who will take responsibility?
cos thats how they’ve rolled for centuries..
which is why i applaud bangtan and its whole production for highlighting this issue and in a way letting ppl know of its atrocity,and that gives a lot of consolation for ppl like me, for students like us, and i like how their message isnt really about being rebellious and going against the authority, they’re not even questioning the importance of education, cos it is.
just take the title for what it is, no offense– but
shownu stans - actually so soft? they love their little bear, want to pinch his lil cheeks, a hoe for his muscles (arent we all), “lipstick prince? i only know lipstick K I N G”, will never get over his shirt in the all in era.
kihyun stans - 65% s a l t, claims that kihyun is not small, its a lie. he is so small and yall know it, actually busts a nut everytime kihyun sings, cries every time he smiles, is very protectiv of their lil man
wonho stans - constantly crying, will protect wonho til their death, honestly super soft pls dont be mean to them they will c r y, everytime they see wonhos tattoos they fucking die like its not even funny anymore, N E O Y A
minhyuk stans - they r constantly loud, yet also hate him for being loud its a weird combination, really emo whenever he posts selfies, #saveminhyuksroots activists, still in shock from his bad girl good girl performance, probably furries.
hyungwon stans aka op- a mess, constantly crying over his visuals, his lines in songs r on repeat on their head, really soft, cant tell the different between him and a kitten, defensive, their camera roll is literally just him? family who?, wake up every single day telling everyone they love him, a slut for model!hyungwon, still hung up over when he cursed on no.mercy
jooheon stans - every time he dabs they loose ten years, they just have photos of him dimples thats it, really sweet, wouldnt hurt a fly, they adore him, they have “rhythm” playing at their funeral as we speak
changkyun stans - probably run an instagram meme page, everytime someone mentions no.mercy they burst into tears, really soft for him and his boyfriend selfies, confuses pictures of puppies and him, would actually die for him, a hoe for his deep voice