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oiltipped  asked:

Najia, have you ever made a post about your favourite song lyrics? i've been trying to find one from you but i can't seem to. if not, consider this me asking - i love how thoughtful your posts on music are, and i've always wondered about lyrics. x

thank you for asking!! I could talk about music all day & this is a wonderful question to get, especially from you <3

lyrics in music are hugely important to me, both as a listener & as a poet and lyricist myself. a song can have a very appealing sonic texture, but if the lyrics are bad enough 2 make me wince a bit then it’s really unlistenable to me. lyrics are the point of music (that has lyrics) 2 me personally, both in how I listen to music and in how I write / perform it–I’ll often consider how the instrumentation plays off of the lyrics, rather than the other way around. lyrics are a significant portion of what pulls me into a song, lyrics are a significant portion of what I fall in love with. (though I do also have a lot of opinions about music & sonic texture on its own accord, & don’t even get me started on the vocals.) to a large extent my favourite music artists = my favourite lyricists, without too many exceptions (though Emilie Autumn is my favourite music artist for quite a few reasons even though I don’t think she’s a particularly gifted writer in any medium). anyways here’s a list!

  • Sarah Slean–probably my favourite lyricist & certainly the first one that I think of when I think about excellent lyrics. the fact that she’s also a poet is very apparent in her song writing. you can tell that she’s consciously exulting in what she can do with language, the moods and the textures that she can create (alongside and in concert with the texture of the instrumentation). I think that in general, something about the music means that lyrics have to be a lot less “good” than poetry in order to be considered acceptable–stock expressions & wasted words aren’t objected to as much–but her writing doesn’t sound as though her attitude is “well this only has to be good enough for lyrics.” the imagery is conscious & dense & lovely without often falling into the trap of being tortured or oversaturated. sentimentalism is well-balanced with humour–it takes itself seriously, but not to the point of mawkishness.
    • When Another Midnight (You can’t stop the moaning of the Earth / And the midnight crackling of my nerves!)
    • Drastic Measures (I’m like the trees in the midnight parks / Oozing danger, igniting sparks)
    • New Pair of Eyes (everything’s tender again / the veil fell apart in my hands)
  • Shannon Wright–a lot of her her lyrics read like surrealist poetry, but there are moments of simplicity, clarity, and deep emotion. she flouts grammatical conventions & logical relations on purpose, hitting on something that’s often highly ambiguous and yet very specific in its imagery, & always surprising & original.
    • Less Than A Moment (Is this the vigor / A vast decay? / This ugly state / I shall not answer / This nausea / I delve to slay)
    • The Helm Around Us (This wire, this mane, this coronet / You hold me against my will)
    • Floor Pile (You let go of my hand and acted like we never touched / Like some harbour a ship never brushed)
  • Amanda Palmer–Amanda does a lot that’s consciously clever with her lyrics, including puns, wordplay, double- and triple-entendres, turning the last word in one line into the first word of the next. emotion is balanced with humour, with camp, with sarcasm. she’s an artist & a lyricist who is incredibly well-rounded imo, & her lyrics strike me for their depth & emotion as much as for their playfulness & artfulness. also please don’t tell me everything that Amanda Palmer has done wrong in her life because chances are I already know
    • Want It Back (BANG ringy ring and you think you’re gonna get some / -thing you can bring to a party at your wake / not thinking of the thing that you give back when you take it) [warning for nudity in the music video]
    • Ampersand (i have wasted years of my life / agonizing about the fires / i started when i thought that to be strong you must be flame-retardant)
    • The Mouse and the Model (nothing is certain at this time of day / you could reverberate, you could decay)
  • Charlotte Martin–there is something decidedly playful about much of Charlotte’s songwriting & instrumentation, and also something decidedly underlyingly strong. her lyrics are powerful, vulnerable, and imaginative, and they flow beautifully. 
    • Volcano (Who said this was logical? Probably me / Thought I was methodical with my gripped gloves)
    • Drip (Jawbone clenched / A little drip drip drench / Some more attention, honey / Put your hand on my hand)
    • Veins (The catacombs / And revolving doors inside of my brain)
  • Fiona Apple–what can I even say. Fiona’s lyrics are gorgeous. they’re ecstatic. they’re defiant. they’re maudlin. they’re wild. they’re absurd. they’re sweet. they’re heavily relatable. emotion is always primary in her songwriting, and her phrasing and imagery all flows back to that in simple but often very clever ways. her writing contends with fragility and comes out stronger for it. her rhyming is frequently inventive & original, which is always an absolute delight to me as there are only so many times that I can hear “fly” rhymed with “sky.”
  • PJ Harvey–PJ Harvey is adept at delivering lines that are very syntactically and lexically simple and yet have huge emotional impact due to the implications that they have within the logic that she’s crafted for each song. the imagery is generally sparing but always cutting.
    • Happy and Bleeding (So fruit flower myself inside out / I’m happy and bleeding for you)
    • Water (Now the water to my ankles / Now the water to my knees / Think of him, all waxy wings / Melted down into the sea)
    • Sheela Na Gig (He said wash your breasts / I don’t want to be unclean)

i know this has been said a countless amount of times but - we are so lucky to have dan & phil.
they both care about us all so much and put so much time into making us happy, all while dealing with their own personal lives.
they’ve helped so many people, in so many ways. all the hard times, stressful times, crazy times, sad times, frustrating times - they’ve been there for us.
they’ve brought so many people together. friendships & relationships have been made all thanks to two nerds who met each other on the internet.
i’ve met so many people online thanks to them and i couldn’t be more thankful.
like honestly, how lucky are we?
maybe for some of you this is a bit too sappy, but i just had to say this.
(i love you guys ♡)

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FINALLY IT TOOK ME 2 WEEKS AAAAAAA

I was in a test weak, so I’m posting more now, VACATIONS ARE COMING YEE

well i found this pic on internet and a artist has made the same than me, so I did it, then u are free to use the first pic, enjoy.

Try this experiment.

Go to cnn.com.  Using the CNN site search function, type in “James Hodgkinson”

How many of the search results are stories about the Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer who tried to assassinate Republican congressmen by shooting at them with a Soviet made SKS carbine while they were practicing baseball?

Then go to the internet search engine of your choice and type in “James Hodgkinson CNN”

Compare the results.

So y’know how sometimes tumblr suggests posts… today they suggested one, maybe bc I’ve reblogged a few yesterday, that was anti-kink/bdsm (y’know, male violence yadda yadda yadda)

and the freaking tags were along the lines #my posts aren’t up for kinksters/people who practice bdsm to debate so fuck off so I can keep living in my echo chamber uwu

BITCH YOU MADE THE DECISION TO POST YOUR BULLSHIT ON AN INTERNET PLATFORM THAT’S FUCKING BASED ON REBLOGGING/LIKING AND COMMENTING THINGS.

YES YOU ARE ALLOWED TO SAY WHAT YOU WANT ON YOUR BLOG BUT ONCE IT’S OUT THERE? EVERYONE’S ALLOWED TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT AND YOU DON’T HAVE ANY SAY IN THAT. IF IT BOTHERS YOU SO MUCH THEN DON’T POST IT PUBLICLY.

this goes for everything btw, I’ve seen this kinda thing SO OFTEN “if you’re xyz you’re not allowed to reblog this” and it’s just not how it works.

ANNI IS MOVING = NO INTERNET

On the upcoming Saturday (July 1) I will be moving to a new place as my contract at the current place ends. Now this would normally mean nothing special but our new place, as of now, has no internet connection whatsoever. Out of the seven of us who will be living in the house for the next uni year, I might end up being the only one who will actually be at the house over the summer as five of the guys have already left and the last one is fairly uncertain if he is going to be at the house or not. The last guy is the one who has made it his responsibility to wire the house up aka take care of the internet situation but as it is unsure when this will actually get done, I will be on hiatus until then.

❀ flowery asks ❀

azalea : what’s one word that describes you ?
baby’s breath : what did you want to be when you were a kid ?
begonia : are you a messy or clean person ?
bleeding heart : has your heart ever been broken ?
bluebell : do you drink tea or coffee ?
buttercup : what are five things that make you apologetically happy ?
calla : what’s your favorite book ?
carnation : what are your five most played songs ?
chrysanthemum : what are you afraid of ?
daffodil : what’s your astrological sign ?
dahlia : what’s your favorite band ?
daisy : which ‘friends’ character do you relate to the most ?
dandelion : are you an extrovert or an introvert ?
geranium : how has your day been ?
hydrangea : what’s your dream job ?
iris : who’s your celebrity crush ?
lavender : what’s one of the best gifts you’ve ever received ?
lily : what’s something you’ve achieved that you’re really proud of ?
marigold : what would you like to do more of, but don’t ?
moonflower : who inspires you ?
morning glory : are you an early bird or a night owl ?
orchid : what’s the last movie you saw ?
pansy : do you believe in love at first sight ?
peony : what does your url mean ?
periwinkle : what are you thankful for ?
petunia : where were you ten years ago ?
poinsettia : where would you like to be in ten years ?
poppy : what’s your online persona ?
primrose : if you could share one message with the world, what would it be ?
rose : who’s the last person you spent quality time with ?
snapdragon : what are your goals ?
sunflower : what’s your favorite quote ?
tulip : if you had three wishes, what would you wish for ?
violet : what’s one thing most people don’t know about you ?
zinnia : do you believe in magic ?

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Very Serious Cinematic Parallels™  [jurassic world | the throwaways]

Sometimes I think of the pioneers of the Trek fandom, painstakingly putting together zines, copying their fanfiction over and over and over again on unforgiving typewriters and spreading their love for this show and these characters through secret clubs, through the mail, distributing their books and artwork by hand to people they knew they could trust. 

Whenever I think things are hard as a content creator now, I remember them and just thank every star in the sky that they were willing to put in the hard work so that the passion they felt for this show would carry on. Without them, we wouldn’t have a fandom. We wouldn’t have spaces like this where we can share our fanworks with thousands of people. Instantly. Where we can openly and proudly talk about the things we love with those same thousands of people. Without leaving our couches.

So, thanks Trek parents, for all your hard work. <3

leonardo dicaprio + best screams


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