It’s my Avalon Code headcanon that, although the world’s various inhabitants are affected by the events described on Nanai’s Slab of Prophecy, only the protagonist and Spirits hear the omnipresent tolling bell near the end.

Thomas Bangalter, the silver-plated half of Daft Punk, to Rolling Stone: “Electronic music right now is in its comfort zone, and it’s not moving one inch. That’s not what artists are supposed to do.

Words to live by for anyone who claims a passion for creating, musically-inclined or not. Don’t let yourself stagnate at any height—that complacency will swiftly steal away both your drive and ability to make art that ultimately satisfies YOU.