my first playlist in over a year

The Dead Flag Blues
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The Dead Flag Blues

The car is on fire, and there’s no driver at the wheel
And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
And a dark wind blows

The government is corrupt
And we’re on so many drugs
With the radio on and the curtains drawn

We’re trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
And the machine is bleeding to death

The sun has fallen down
And the billboards are all leering
And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles

It went like this:

The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies
Picked through the rubble
And pulled out their hair

The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards
Everything washed in a thin orange haze

I said, “Kiss me, you’re beautiful -
These are truly the last days”

You grabbed my hand
And we fell into it
Like a daydream
Or a fever

We woke up one morning and fell a little further down
For sure it’s the valley of death

I open up my wallet
And it’s full of blood

First song i ever heard that profoundly changed the way i view music,
John Peel in the 90s has a lot to answer for! my playlist is now so massive that i can stick shuffle on and not hear the same track for two full years…
I listen to music pretty much constantly, at work, in bed, whilst climbing, studying, driving, in the shower, working out. I’m never without a tune!
And this is in large down to these Canadians, before i heard this i was fed mass pop over a radio, this changed all that!

i’m crazy about you // an eclectic mixture of songs with super sweet lyrics about love

Crazy About You Artist Vs Poet / Don’t You Darren Criss / You and I Ingrid Michaelson / Bad The Cab / Kiss Me Ed Sheeran / Rhythm of Love Plain White T’s / I Will Follow You Into the Dark Death Cab for Cutie / Wonderwall Oasis / Heels Over Head Boys Like Girls / A Thousand Years Christina Perri / The Only Exception Paramore / Must Have Done Something Right Relient K / 6 Months Hey Monday / Intoxicated The Cab / First Day of My Life Bright Eyes / Stay Artist Vs Poet / Wake Me Up Ed Sheeran

Staying Inspired with Your Work

Anonymous asked: “Hi Lizard! I haven’t been writing for a few months. I got really burnt out because of this fandom I wrote for. I took a break, but now I want to start writing again, this time original fiction, but I’m struggling. I don’t really know why, but maybe I just had things that motivated me when writing fan fics, like I’d know where I could post my stories and that they’d get at least some readers.” 

So I don’t have any personal experience writing fan fiction, but from what I’ve gathered, inspiration for fan fiction is kind of an engine of its own.

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Jughead x Reader

In which the reader is reflecting on her visit to Riverdale over the summer, including her first love. Based on the requested song: Fools by Lauren Aquilina

Warning: None

Word Count: 2,260

A/N: I think I’ve found another amazing artist to add to my Writing Jamz playlist hell yeah


We are too fragile just to guess

And I’ve been in this place before

A Summer in Paradise.

That’s what my mom told me it was.

I’m not sure if she actually meant it, or just said it to me to make me feel better about spending the summer in Riverdale with my dad.

I hadn’t been there or seen my dad in years, and I’d always been content with it, but I don’t think my mom was, because all of a sudden my mom thought it was a good idea that I bond with him before it’s too late.

I got out of the car, just a few days after school ended and we took the long drive up there. She didn’t want to even see his face, so she literally just left me with my suitcase on the curve and told me she’d see me in a few months.

And what a crazy few months those were.  

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26: Alive [Acoustic]

By @sgarrett49: 26, “You are the only one I want baby”

Word Count: 749

A/N: Okay. Guys. This song. This is the song. This song. I can’t even tell you just how much I adore this song. Normally I don’t like acoustic versions of songs nearly as much as the regular version but this song. I love them both equally. I first got the song my freshman year of college and I remember that I had a playlist that had this song and Something More by the same band and I would just walk to and from my classes with these two songs playing over and over and I had this fantasy in my head that I always imagined over and over and I kept adding to it and I just…. This song makes my heart burst and my cheeks hurt my smiling so big. Until my iPod freaked out and I had to restore the settings, this song was my number one played song. I could keep going on and on about how amazing this song is, but you all probably wanna read what I came up with so… :) (PS. The music video to the original version of this song is so cute too!!)

Version en Español: 26: En Vivo [Versión Acústica]

Song 26: Alive [Acoustic] by Adelitas Way

Dean was the first one to say “I Love You.” You were both in the impala after a long hunt and the air between you two was light with the victory. The usual classic rock floated through the speakers, the windows were open to let in the fresh air, and there were miles of empty road in front of you two. It was a perfect moment.

Then Dean cleared his throat and you looked over to see what he wanted. He glanced at you for a moment before returning his eyes to the road. His fingers nervously beat out the rhythm of the song on the steering wheel.

“Y/N, you, uh. You know that I love you, right?”

For the longest minute, you didn’t say anything. You didn’t move. You just stared at his profile as he kept his eyes on the road, anxiously awaiting your reply. “I—yeah. I know that.”

The breath he let out was accompanied by the release of all of his stress from his shoulders. “Good, good.”

A tiny smile lit the corner of his lips and he reached over to turn the volume up on the stereo. He went back to drumming on the steering wheel, and you went back to staring out the window, glancing over now and again to see that that smile was still ghosting his lips.

You didn’t say it back to him. Not then. You felt it, but forming the words wasn’t within you.

But he didn’t need to hear the words because he knew. Just as you had.

It wasn’t until a few weeks later that the fist of your past finally unclenched around your heart. You and Dean decided to forego getting a hotel room for the night, deciding instead to camp out in the back of Baby.

It was a perfect night. The sky was clear of any clouds, the moon was bright, and the stars were shining. Soft animal noises broke the silent monotony, and a weak breeze toyed with the ends of your hair as you lay in Dean’s arm on the hood of his car. A thick blanket was the only barrier between you and the cool metal of the hood.

“Hey, Dean?”


“You know that I love you, right, babe?”

“Yeah,” he responded, smiling cockily.

You just rolled your eyes and settled back into his arms. After a few more minutes of comfortable silence, you decided that I love you wasn’t enough.

“It’s more than that, though. With you it’s… it’s where I feel safe. Dean, you make me feel safe and loved and alive. And I was so stupid to walk away from you a year ago, but—no, let me say this.” Dean had opened his mouth to protest you bringing up the few months you’d been broken up. “I walked away and I thought it was for the best. But now I know that it wasn’t. I need you Dean. You make me laugh and smile. I hunt and fight with you and because of you and for you. You are the only one I want, baby. I’m in this forever if you’ll have me. You are the absolute best thing in my life, and I refuse to lose you again.”

With the soft moonlight bearing witness to your confession, this moment seemed heavy and monumental. Dean was watching you like there was nothing else in the world that mattered, and you couldn’t take your eyes off of his perfect face. The very face that you woke up to every single morning and that was the last thing you saw before closing your eyes at night. The very face that you prayed you would be able to see every single day of the rest of your life.

Then he cracked a smile and you felt a mirroring one on your own lips. He leaned forward to press a kiss to your temple before pulling back slightly. “Was that a marriage proposal? ‘Cause it kinda sounded like one to me.”

With a laugh, you settled back down into the blankets and pulled Dean’s arms around you. Marriage in the hunter’s life?

“Ask me.” His low, serious voice broke the silence a few minutes later and your head swiveled toward him.


His bright green eyes shone down at you with all of the love and adoration in this world. “Ask me to marry you, Y/N. We’re, what? Two hours from Vegas?”

“Are you serious?”

“Ask me and see.”

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Like the World is Watching: Chapter 1 link

Ao3 link

Summary: After a frustrating start to her music career in L.A., Beca convinces her label boss to let her produce an acapella album with her fellow former Bellas - and though nobody expects much to come of it, a surprising celebrity Twitter endorsement turns the group into overnight pop stars.  Meanwhile, roommates Chloe and Beca have begun a friends-with-benefits arrangement and are not prepared for all the ways this will change what they mean to each other, or for how much industry pressure they’ll face to keep the relationship secret.  Can America’s hottest new girl group maintain friendships and cope with falling in love while navigating the chaotic world of Hollywood life?  Bechloe love story/Bellas friendship.  Canon, post-Pitch Perfect 2.

Rating: M

Pairing: Beca/Chloe

Status: In-progress

Words: 26,000+

Link to Soundtrack and Playlists (This page is sort of like my version of a theatrical trailer, some of the songs have little preview snippets from upcoming chapters, but it’s nothing too spoilery that’s not already in the plot summary, the passages mostly just hint at the set-ups for certain storylines!)

Personal Note:

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I’m currently working on adding some more songs to Bucky’s playlist which means I get to discover more amazing pop music. My inner 12 year old self is so happy about this.

If you’d like to check out what Bucky listens to when he needs to drown out the sound of Steve and Sam fighting over who gets to make a friendship bracelet for T'challa first, check out Bucky’s Pop Playlist and let me know what you think.

In honor of KENNY SPEAKING in the recent episode, here is my fourth and final SP boys playlist (but ironically the first one to be made, though it has changed over the years). Definitely more upbeat than the others, despite involving more death. 

—> Listen on Spotify <–-

Themes: Sex, drugs, and rock & roll death, mortality, spirituality, positivity, the afterlife, having a (legitimate) god complex, serenity, feeling forgotten

Other playlists: Cartman ; Stan ;  Kyle


This is my favorite Amy Winehouse song and I didn’t even realize it was a single until I just went looking for it to post and found out there was a video. The video version is too short because you don’t really get to settle into Salaam Remi’s groove at the beginning and end, but still, I love Amy’s swagger on this song.

“It’s you again
Listen, this isn’t a reunion”

The delivery of that couplet was sooooo dope to me when I first bought this album and this chorus is still one of my favorites to sing with someone. It was like 5 or 6 years ago and I was waiting on some friends at Pulqueria in Chinatown which randomly had a banging R&B playlist back when I used to go (they might still, I just haven’t been down there). This song came on so I was having a little moment and then the hostess came over to sing with me. She took the harmony and I promise you I fell in love with that girl over a hook.

Unfortunately, I was definitely dressed like a big homosexual on that night so she wasn’t really receptive to my flirting, but I’ll always have this Amy memory anyway…


Got tagged by @sara-bocchan​ for the lock screen, home screen, last song and selfie game ♥ thank yoooou~

My lock and home screen are the same. When I used them the first time back in november or december last year I swore to myself I will keep this lock/home screen till the day the once and future king will rise again. Guess I stuck with this Merthur pic for a while now xD but seriously it’s such an amazing manip ♥ I can’t find words to describe it.

My last song is Kings from MMXJ. I stumbled over this song a few weeks ago and I love it very much *instantly smashing into my merthur playlist*

Uuugh Selfies xD I don’t like them either, Sara (but who does? xD) so here is at least a glimpse of my messy hair!

Tagging tiiiime~ ♥ (I tag who I didn’t saw tagged already :3) @alone-protects-bee @comin-up-for-air @jellychinmuffinpunch @merthurkdramas101 @dididdou @rei-the-rat only if you want of course ♥

isak + even

i. cocoon by catfish and the bottlemen ii. touch by troye sivan iii. mind by willamette stone iv. past lives by børns v. too good by troye sivan vi. love at first sight by the brobecks vii. time by alison wonder viii. king - acoustic by years & years ix. coming over - filous remix by james hersey x. for you - bearcubs remix by gavin james xi. fallingforyou by the 1975 xii. war of hearts by ruelle xiii. ilysb - stripped by lany xiv. in quiet rooms by ollie mn xv. you’re in my head by rusty clanton xvi. bite by troye sivan

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feelingkindawoozy  asked:

*slides into your dms* yes hello, I noticed you have Alone and Sublime on Connie's playlist (gr8 song, gr8 artist) and I was curious, as someone who also has it on a character's playlist, what it means specifically to/for Connie?

Oooh what a great question! The track order on Connie’s playlist is intentional and meant to sort of track the shift in her mindset over the years, and in my mind Alone and Sublime represents where she is around the first like, two thirds of PoF–feeling worn down, disconnected, and struggling to align herself with the people who should be in her corner or the things she’s supposed to be championing. In particular I was really struck by these lines the first time I heard the song:

I wonder, did they make me right?
Aren’t I supposed to wanna fight
For love? And life?
Everything that people say is right?

It was actually one of the first songs I knew for sure was going on the new playlist.

Playlist: Timbaland vs. Swizz Beatz

A battle of beats will soon commence. Not just any battle of beats, but a contest between two iconic producers and hit-makers—Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.

It all began at the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press conference in Brooklyn, where Swizz Beatz took to the stage and challenged Timbaland to a beat battle. Swizz also called out the mega-producer for talking shit.

Timbaland responded soon after with a message posted to Instagram. With the theme music of Game of Thrones playing in the background, he accepted. “You have woken up the king,” he said.

(cont. Complex


If you were going to make a list of the most successfull producers in hip-hop/pop/R&B including everyone from to Kanye to David Guetta to Max Martin, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz are at the top of my personal list for sheer number of bops over the past two decades.  Their discographies are deeep so I actually made three playlists this morning:

Best of Swizz Beatz
Best of Timbaland
Timbaland vs. Swizz Beatz

Working on memory and Wikipedia, I could only recall one time that Tim and Swizz had worked together on the same track and that was for Jay-Z’s “Open Letter.”  It’s not even one of my favorites from either of them (or Jay) so you can pretty much toss it.  For the rest, I limited each playlist to 1 track per artist, otherwise we’d have basically entire albums by Missy, Nelly Furtado, and Justin Timberlake on Timbaland’s list and 70% of the Ruff Ryder’s catalog for Swizz Beatz.  From the first two playlists, I think it’s pretty evident that they both have distinct phases of production where they use the same tricks over and over, but while Timbaland’s bag is more varied (and he dabbles in more genres), Swizz is generally more consistent. Both the playlists are pretty chronological so you can hear the progression in both of them….and also how they’ve both kinda fallen off the past 5 years or so.

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@gayusoctgayvius and @elainesknight (thank you both!) tagged me to do the facts/music thing and the Trend of doing music facts is hella so! first off. i have a playlist named year/month for every month from mid 2013 bcs that’s when i started Listening To Music and is. why i associate songs w months So Much rip

1. fifteen - goldroom ft. chela. i only have this song bcs i liked the video rip. and i listened to it nonstop in exam week june 2016 which means every time i hear it i get illa Anxietas all over again

2. seven league boots - zoë keating. from the only purely instrumental album on my ipod and also what i listen to when i’m doing philosophy essays. robot cello!!! also i met zoë keating one time and she’s wonderful

3. break my heart - hey violet. thought a) march 2017 mood. thought b) an ULTIMATE catullus/clodia song like holy Shit. “cut me baby deep enough so that the scar will stay” is ALMOST like steven saylor’s catullus’ saying “i still crave the knife that cut me” which only Proves My Point

4. pumped up kicks - foster the people. a july 2015 mood. i listened to this lots on long drives in turkey. it’s very orange

5. hard feelings/loveless - lorde. ANOTHER catullus/clodia mood!!! “when you’ve outgrown a lover / the whole world knows but you” AND of course. loveless is The clodia song. but tbh this whole album is them and not just bcs i listened to it on repeat when writing The Catullus Essay

6. you know where to find me - imogen heap. december 2014 mood. it’s a really nice shade of lilac but it also makes me Sad. “blue and green / fresh eyes on me i’m young again / all things do mend with bite-sized life boats / i’ll fix your smashed up head” is a fave bcs it’s like. nonsense lyrics? but it also feels like it’s about Something

7. bloom - the paper kites. woah spring 2012 mood among other things. i love this song bcs it’s yellow and happy and helps me fall asleep sometimes

8. the room where it happens - from hamilton. a BANGER ok but. a) contains my fave lyric in the whole show (“god help and forgive me / i wanna build something that’s gonna outlive me”) (Hubris Mood) and b) the earlier version didn’t have that line but Did have “but we’ll have the banks / new york is undiminished / you got more than you gained / checkmate game finished” which uhh. is the only chess metaphor i dont viscerally despise

9. close - transviolet. february 2017 mood PARTICULARLY the 20th. it’s kinda pearly pink and white and probably one of my fave of transviolet’s songs so,

10. leave the war with me - london grammar. uhhh like all their songs i love the lyrics?? BUT this album came out on my last day of exams / the general election and i listened to it on repeat while staying up to watch the results. so i kinda associate it with the surreal experience of watching nick clegg crying on tv very early in the morning

i’m not tagging anyone bcs i have to leave the library Right Now!!!

I have now joined the Anime Society at my uni. I think I made quite the impression because we did a group quiz on anime openings AND I GOT DREAM LANTERN FROM YOUR NAME WRONG AND I FREAKED THE FUCK OUT BECAUSE I SHOULD’VE RECOGNISED IT FROM JUNGKOOK’S PLAYLIST! AND THE I DID AN OVER THE TOP CRY OF VICTORY WHEN I GUESSED THE FIRST VAMPIRE KNIGHT OPENING RIGHT (I haven’t seen that anime in like 8 years so that was really a feat)
Pride comes before the Fall
Lord, don't forgive them for they knew what they were doing. -

//1.Accentuate the Positive Bing Crosby And The Andrews Sisters // 2.Blood Of The Lamb Billy Bragg and Wilco // 3.Das zweite Gesicht Peter Fox // 4.Aha! Imogen Heap // 5.Lok Auf Zwei Beinen Peter Fox // 6. Labyrinth Oomph! // 7.Hysteria Muse // 8.Numb Oh Land // 9.Lacrimosa Zbigniew Preisner // 10.Let’s Not Pretend (To Be New Men) Crooked Fingers // 11.–Empirical Robert Blaker //

Since people asked, I made a little playlist over on 8tracks for Ludwig/APH Germany between the years 1933 and 1945. It’s my very first playlist, I tried to make it have a “coherent” sound to it, tried to not let it get too long, and it’s rather dark given the topic.

Where’s My Silver Lining?

Little Lion Man-Mumford and Sons
Isaac-Bear’s Den
The Sound of Silence (Cover)-Disturbed
Point of it All-Amanda Palmer
Dread in my Heart-Mother Mother
Meet Me in the Woods- Lord Huron
Judgement Day- Stealth
Glass Animals- Youth
My Silver Lining- First Aid Kit
Cool Kids- Echosmith
Blood on My Name- The Brothers Bright
Dustbowl Dance- Mumford and Sons
Guitar Hero-Amanda Palmer
Little Fang- Avey Taras Slasher Flicks
The Outsider- Marina and the Diamonds
Rootless- Marina and the Diamonds
Shake it Out- Florence + the Machine
Odds Are- Barenaked Ladies
Down Under- Men at Work

After sitting on my Youtube account for over a year, I’ve finally been able to finish this playlist!

Link to the original version of this amazing art by @pinapin​

Youtube version

heyy, I’m Amber and this is my trash baby Marion!! a little bit about me first, bc i always forget that part: I’m 24, infant teacher in a preschool, bi nugget of smallness, brown, and i’ve been rping over various channels for about a decade and a half now! Obsessed with making aesthetics, moodboard, fanvids, playlists, p much everything, so feel free to ask if u want something done for ur babies!! On to Marion:

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