I love it when you have memories attached to music like whenever you play that one song and you’re immediately taken back to the first time you listened to it or that one album that reminds you of a season or time in your life
remember that time when you didn’t know their names? when you didn’t knew who played which instrument, who’s your favourite and how their personalities are. when you had 4 albums that you’ve never listened to, finding out about so many new and amazing songs. when you still had to discover every little fact about them, not knowing that they’ll be your favourite band soon. yes? that’s my favourite part of discovering a band.
It’s okay if your practice isn’t filled with drama and attacks. Never having been psychically assaulted or tortured on the astral plane doesn’t make you any less of a spirit worker. You’re not doing things “wrong” if the most you’ve ever had to do to banish an unwanted spirit is say “can u not”.
It’s okay if you take an informal approach to your practice. The spirits I work are routinely addressed with such lofty, respectful titles as: dude, bro, homeslice, nerd, jerkass, hey you, rat-fink, you get the idea. Obviously, sometimes you’re gonna want to break out the formalities, but it’s fine if you don’t use them in the day to day stuff.
It’s okay if your practice is mellow and modern. One of the most treasured “bonding” experiences I have had to date with a spirit involved the two of us hanging out on my bed and listening to the new Fall Out Boy album. Who would’ve guessed a dead coyote would love the song “Uma Thurman” so much? Not me.
It’s okay to stop and question yourself sometimes. There’s nothing wrong with feeling like you can’t entirely believe everything that’s happening to you, with feeling like you’re imagining things. You’re allowed to be skeptical of yourself and your practice at times. It only makes you a “bad” spirit worker if you let it stop you forever.
Since today is Mikey Way Day Fourth of July and both of us are petekey trash,we have decided to write some headcanons about them! So put Fourth of July and Bang the Doldrums on repeat and enjoy!
- The worst part of any day for Pete was leaving Mikey’s bed and heading to his own so that they could keep their relationship secret - Every time Gerard saw the two of them together, he would either wink or nudge Mikey, because Mikey can never keep a secret from him, and Mikey would blush profusely while Pete just smirked back -On the warped tour in 2005 Pete and Mikey would often go to a field nearby and Pete would make flower crowns and they’d watch the sun go down -After concerts at 1am Mikey would take Pete out to old diners that would be open and they’d just stay there the whole time talking and joking till the sun came up - Nowadays when Fall Out Boy releases a new album,Mikey will listen to all of it with a huge smile and text Pete a full novel about what he liked about all the songs - Mikey wrote a sweet heartfelt text or FaceTimed Pete on his birthday and that was why there wasn’t a tweet - Pete’s favourite thing to do was to wind Mikey up in public by pretending he was about to announce their relationship but instead just saying shit like “I’m hungry as fuck”. Secretly every single time Mikey hoped he would actually tell the truth so that they wouldn’t need to hide - Mikey was never able to date a guy again. every thing they ever did would remind him of Pete and that was just too painful -the worst part for both of them was after breaking up pretending to still be good friends because they had to keep up appearances. In the end, however, this proved very good for their relationship as after a while they genuinely got on as friends again, though they never stopped getting that small ache in their chest when they found out the other was dating someone new - Mikey invited Pete to his and Kristen’s wedding but Pete turned it down. He said he had other plans but really it just hurt too much to see Mikey so happy with someone else. Although he had gotten over their romance, it still nagged in the back of his head that that could have been him
i hate when people are like “omg this isn’t (insert band here) i liked their old albums better! This isn’t their sound!” like um yes it is they literally wrote, recorded, and created this album this is literally them. here it is. enjoy it or find a new fucking band to listen to.
wow this new fall out boy album is irresistible, I could listen to it for centuries. it makes me want to dance like uma thurman in a hotel in nyc on the fourth of july. This really is my favorite record
in honor of a brand new year and a brand new fall out boy album, i decided i’d finally compile these FOB pixels i’ve had sitting on my harddrive from around when SR&R was announced, nearly two years ago (!!) These were made for a fake game trailer (a concert-themed beat-em-up) Ellen and I collaborated on for a class project—she provided the buttery smooth animation for my initial pixels of Andy and his drum kit, hence why i left him out of the detail shots, but everything else was done solely by the biggest nerd you know (me) (it’s me)
did you know?: the release of a new fall out boy album seems to be a harbinger for a great year in my life (this rule even applies retroactively to the years in which i did not yet listen to fall out boy.) fingers crossed for 2015!
American Beauty/American Psycho out January 20th worldwide. Pre-order it on iTunes or Amazon for $7.99 (limited time only) and get 5 songs instantly. If you bought the song individually the pre-order price will be even cheaper.