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#LastYoungRenegade - out July 2nd, 2017

Who is the Last Young Renegade?

After all this time writing music, playing in a band- checking moment after moment off the bucket list- collecting mistakes, making memories, I wondered what it might be like to write about myself if I wasn’t the one standing in my shoes. Who am I from the other side of the mirror?

I tried to change perspective in my approach to writing and center in on all of the different versions of me that other people might have met over the years, through the ups and the downs, in the public eye and behind closed doors. Would I like this person? Do I like this person? Do I even recognize this person anymore?

I realized that there’s a lot more to me than I’m usually ready to acknowledge, both good and bad. In that realization, I noticed a common thread. We are who we are, even when we try our hardest not to be.

It’s a challenge to accept it sometimes. I gave those other sides of me a persona, and a name– then came the stories like a flood. It was a way for me to confront demons without having to sit at the dinner table with them.

That’s the journey on this record: a story of self-realization. Of growing into your own skin through the eyes of someone watching it all unfold on the big screen, wearing a ‘Frankie Says Relax’ t-shirt. Like watching an old familiar movie, but suddenly you’re Marty McFly.

We tried a lot of new things on this album, all within the context of what we love so much about All Time Low– There’s no denying that we were binge watching Stranger Things at the time, while also reflecting on the loss of some of our favorite musicians; Prince, Bowie, George Michael… I think the influence comes through in the best ways. We all felt pulled to exciting and different places as we searched for inspiration, approaching something that’s become so familiar to us from a new direction.

I truly hope everyone listening enjoys this record as much as I do. It’s been an amazing journey.The album comes out June 2nd and will be available for pre-order on Friday, Feb 24th. We’ll also be posting some pre-order merch bundles, so stay tuned! Pre-order options will be up on alltimelow.com.

Tracklist
1.
Last Young Renegade
2. Drugs & Candy
3. Dirty Laundry
4. Good Times
5. Nice2KnoU
6. Life of the Party
7. Nightmares
8. Dark Side of Your Room
9. Ground Control (feat. Tegan and Sara)
10. AfterglowxoAlex

anonymous asked:

I had this weird dream where this fiery-haired ghost that kinda resembled Phantom attacked a group of people at the fast food place. I went to tell my friend about it, and she said she had the same dream. Some of my other friends said they had that dream, too. How weird is that? #onlyinamitypark

I get drunk, when I have sober thoughts of you.
But when I’m actually downing shots, each one might as well be another memory of us.
It’s an endless cycle.

The only difference is, do I want real or figurative alcohol?
—  Nicole Torres // excerpt from E.M

anonymous asked:

I always get in to these funks where I can't draw in my style. Specifically the face. I can come up with ideas so it's not necessary art block. Whenever I draw something it just looks wrong. I've been in one of these for the past week and I tried taking a break but that didn't work...Got any advice? Thanks in advance!

I completely understand that, in fact a friend of mine recently actually somehow reverted back to an old art style of hers somehow. It happens, and honestly, art can be stupid. And all styles are technically “your style” if you’ve drawn it, it’s just not something you’re used to seeing. And I hate that this is the number one thing I keep saying as advice, but practice is key, and for several reasons.

One of my music teachers one time said: “The only difference between you and the professionals is consistency, and the only way you can learn consistency is by practice.” He wasn’t a great teacher, but this is the one thing I can say I took away from that class, because this literally applies to everything.

As far as advice that isn’t just “practice,” I’d say go back to the basics. Draw dots, draw lines between those dots. Hatch, and Crosshatch. A lot. Draw basic shapes, draw basic three dimensional objects and then shade them. In a sense, warm-ups. Going back to the simple things sometimes helps me reboot my art style, so I think it’d be worth giving it a try.

anonymous asked:

The only difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats are smarter with how they hide their very nasty corruption. Republicans don't give a damn how blatant theirs is. If you were smart enough to look into the people you so whole heavily support you'd know this.

someone took this time to write and send me this message and it still Astounds me

So tired of the aphobia here…

i think the thing that makes the Neopets community so different from others, such as Tumblr as a whole’s well-established pseudo-culture developed around their userbase, is that you’re combining it with Neopets, an inherently an old website. you’re getting an enormous array of different users from different backgrounds and circumstances, with the only unifying theme being that they all remember and use this (ancient and deteriorating) website

so if you’re surprised at how enormously different, and sometimes conflicting, the population of the neopets community is, you have to keep in mind that it’s made up of people from every different possible spectrum, which is a huge plus but can also become a huge downfall

however, i think that speaks volumes to how unifying this website is, to have not only so many different kinds of people, but for 10, 11, 12 years to go by and people come back. combine that with a website for posting physical content and you have a very populated albeit densely small community

anonymous asked:

I am transitioned enough that I've been using my correct bathroom for almost six months. After Trump, I can't go in public restrooms any more. I'm too afraid. And what scares me more is that people didn't change over night.

Most people have felt that way since forever, the only difference is that Trump is there to validate how they feel about trans people (and other minorities).

anonymous asked:

A story is sometimes making promises to your reader and fulfilling them. Naruto did become hokage and you can count the canon ships if some want too, but what about the ones like the hyuga curse seal, some actually closure for sasuke and his clan and peace in that world?

What baffles me the most is they talked a lot about changing the ninja world for the better, breaking the cycle of hatred, etc etc but they’re still doing the exact same thing? They’re still using child soldiers, they still have their economies built on systematic warfare, all the same stuff happening 50 years ago is still happening now. The only noticeable difference is there’s more intervillage cooperation, but how long is that going to last? Once naruto dies and everyone from the old generation is gone, whose to say the exact same problems aren’t just going to resurface all over again. All they did in the original manga was attack symptoms of the problem rather than the source, which would be fine if they didn’t make a big show of how they were going to reform everything for the better. The cycle of hatred was only broken in the sense that everyone agreed to put the past behind them and start with a clean slate - but it’s only a matter of time before that slate is muddled again. Idk it just makes me sad. When’s Neji coming back.

Also seriously

Can everyone chill with the Hib/imomo jokes? At the very least, only make them from Hibiya’s perspective. But anything else is honest to god disturbing. Ya’ll need to remember that he’s twelve and she’s sixteen. That’s only a four year difference. But with ages like those that’s a huge gap. He’d just be starting middle school, while she’s halfway through high school.

The only good thing about philosophy is that it’s somehow comforting to know that people have gotten irrationally defensive over petty, pointless stuff for literally thousands of years

In Hume’s fucking Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, one of the characters (Philo) makes a decent argument, and one of the others (Demea) gets so angry about it he leaves the damn room, and honestly… The only difference between that and blocking over petty discourse is time

Humans never change, for better or for worse

anonymous asked:

I don't understand the difference between romantic attraction/feelings and close platonic ones; I was wondering if you could help me out. I've never been in a romantic relationship, but the only real difference I can see is exclusivity. Like a while back I had a group of friends and we did lots of cuddling and I'd even have one person at a time stay the night and we'd sleep next to each other pretty intimately. So aside from like kissing (which wasn't exactly off the table tbh) what's different?

The difference between platonic relationships and romantic ones can definitely seem nonexistent at times, because like you said, both can come with cuddling and hand holding and general signs of affection. The main difference is mostly, that when you are in a romantic relationship, this kind of affection is expected, while in a platonic one, it is optional. This doesn’t mean you must get close and touchy feely to initiate a romantic relationship, but usually those entering one have some sort of comfort level in mind. To answer your question, kissing can be seen as the big divider between romantic and platonic relationships, mostly because most people don’t kiss their friends unless it’s a greeting their all used to, or on a body part like the cheek (much like some people will greet relatives). but romantic love doesn’t automatically translate to sexual love, and so that kind of relationship isn’t needed to be romantic.

I hope this helped a little.

anonymous asked:

hi sry for sending a lot of similar questions lmao but was leninism bad then? bc u said it was state capitalism! also , taking lenin out of the picture, saying that communism is led by powerful dictators is wrong right? hh idk im kind of confused bc of what u said abt state capitalism and its similarities but thats not communism then? im lookin back at my notes and the only difference b/w fascism n com. is state ownership of property and how com. shares, but calling them both dictators is???

I am not a Leninist, so I’m not really a fan of Leninism as a doctrine, but I think calling it “bad” is painting with too broad a brush. There’s definitely plenty to learn from Leninists, I think, and plenty of Leninists I admire (Huey Newton, Thomas Sankara, Fidel although I’m not a huuuge fan of Castro? But still, sticking a middle finger in the face of the most powerful imperialist nation in the world for fifty years from ninety miles off the coast is pretty badass).

Taking Leninism out of the picture (i.e. just looking at left-communists and anarchists), saying communism necessitates a strongman is definitely incorrect. Catalonia had no dictators, nor did Rojava or the EZLN. State capitalism is not communism, it’s just another form of capitalism.

Your notes are wrong, too.

  • Fascism is a far-right, nationalistic, authoritarian ideology that advocates for a strong national leader, and views the world through the lens of a race conflict rather than a class conflict. It is deeply Social Darwinist in many regards, at least for anyone who isn’t part of their “master race”. (Some forms of fascism care more about race than others; some fascists are just as willing to let poor Aryans starve as poor Jews, but there’s usually a strong state support network for the “master race” fueled by the labor of the subordinate races). It’s essentially capitalism with its teeth bared. Donald Trump is a fascist.
  • Communism is a far-left, internationalist, sometimes authoritarian and sometimes libertarian ideology that advocates for essentially an expansion of democracy. Communists believe that democracy shouldn’t just be ticking a box every four years, but should be practiced every day, in our communities, workplaces, and lives. We view the world through the lens of class conflict and historical materialism; race is a social construct invented to divide working class people against each other, when we should be fighting the capitalists, since our material conditions (i.e. our economic conditions and the property relations that define them) are the real drivers of history. That said, we are deeply anti-racist, as combating racism is essential to combating capitalism and because race is made up. We are the ultimate anti-Social Darwinists; we don’t believe that anyone deserves to starve or to go without any other necessities (or luxuries, for that matter). It’s essentially workplace democracy–workers taking control of the work we do, and benefiting from it, by abolishing capitalism. Huey Newton was a communist.

Hope that cleared things up some.

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