Next up in the Last Young Renegade track by track is Drugs & Candy. We’ll be posting these all week, so grab the album at smarturl.it/atllyr and follow along.
The story of the album in a lot of ways is about not being able to let go and learning to realize when enough is enough. This song really speaks to that. At the end of the day, it’s about toxic relationships and toxic situations that feel good in the moment and feel right, but
ultimately are causing way more harm than good. Since this is so early in the record, it really sets up where the character is at the beginning of the album. It speaks to the fact that they’re falling and it’s going to take quite some time to dig themselves out.
During tonight’s adventures with @zoroko in Borderlands 2 (which, bear in mind, I am very new to; wanted to check it out after playing TFTBL), things went horribly, terribly wrong when I neglected to read the tiny white text telling me that the thing in front of me was absolutely, positively NOT a lootable object.
Saw the prompt from this post that someone reblogged. (Take a look at the list, there are so many good ideas!)
Our mutual friend set us up on a blind date and I thought I’d hate it but you’re actually… kind of funny? But because I expected to hate it in no way am I going to let you change my mind just because you’re gorgeous and funny and intelligent oh no my friend is not winning this
“No,” Derek says easily, without even looking up from his book. Erica groans and flops into the chair opposite him, nearly upsetting his mug of hot chocolate.
“Seriously?” she says, bracing both elbows on the table and leaning toward him. “At least hear me out.”
“He’s cute, Der! I think you’d really like him.”
“Absolutely not. You have a terrible track record with set-ups.”
Erica has the decency to wince, at least, and drop her gaze from Derek’s. “But you’re a catch, Der, and you deserve someone who can make you happy. And since you don’t want to date me—”
“You don’t want to date me, either,” he reminds her, but she just rolls her eyes.
“Yeah, whatever. But seriously. You’re great.”
“I thought I was grumpy and terrible with people?” he asks, parroting her words from after the last failed date, and she huffs.
“Please?” she wheedles, poking her lower lips out a bit. “For me. If it goes badly, I’ll never try to set you up again.”
Derek sighs. Fuck.
His facial expressions must be more transparent than he thinks because Erica’s eyes light up. “Oh my god, you’re gonna say yes.”
Derek scowls at her. “Just coffee,” he says firmly. At least that way, he can get it in a to-go cup and make a neat escape after five minutes if he needs to. “No dinner, no movie, no activities.”
“Fine,” she says quickly, digging in her jeans pocket for her phone. “You got it.”
“This is not gonna end well,” he warns her, but she just waves her hand without looking up from her phone.
“Have some faith, Der,” she says, patting him on the hand absently while she pushes her chair back and stands up. “I can’t wait to tell Stiles.”
Derek blinks, watching Erica walk away.
“Wait, what the hell is a Stiles?” he calls after her.
This will go in the “Headcanon” category. If you want to take this idea and expand upon it, please do! Tag me so I can see what you create! And HERE are my other headcanons!
So after a while, the paladins would totally get homesick for simple things, like music. And Coran and Allura would notice.
Coran goes back to the shop where they found Kaltenecker and buys this old-timey record player and a few records. They set it up in the ship and turn it on.
And it only plays 1920s jazz and swing music
Lance, absolutely starved for Earth music, “I can probably get down to this” and does a few dorky dance moves.
Coran and Allura look at each other like “what was that?”
They look on in confusion. And the paladins are shocked.
They try to explain the best they can about what dancing is and why they do it, but the Alteans just don’t get why it’s fun. They would use it for formal events, but never just for goofing around with friends.
Luckily, Hunk knows how to swing.
He turns up the record player, takes Allura by the hands and goes at it. She struggles to keep up for a while, but eventually, she’s just laughing and doing her best.
Coran is so excited about this strange human custom, so he takes Pidge as a partner. She was never one for dancing, but Coran takes the lead. They are by no means actually swinging, but they’re having the time of their lives and almost rolling on the floor with laughter trying to do each other’s foreign steps.
Shiro’s content just sitting next to the record player and watching all his friends have so much fun (he’s also keeping an eye on the ship so they don’t crash)
Which leaves Lance and Keith
Lance looks at Keith like (¬‿¬)
Keith rolls his eyes “Fine.” Lance takes lead.
Except Lance can’t lead for shit. He keeps looking at Hunk’s feet, which are doing stuff too complicated for him to keep up
And eventually, Keith gets fed up “If we’re going to dance, let me lead.”
Keith also knows how to swing. It goes hand-in-hand with being so agile and precise in fighting.
Everyone is amazed. Lance and Pidge knew Hunk could swing because he would listen to it in the Garrison. But KEITH?!
“I had a lot of time out in that desert shack, okay?”
Lance goes heels over head, literally. Keith dips him.
They pull out the record player anytime they’re feeling particularly down or homesick. It never fails to cheer them up.
You strolled hand in hand down the rows at the flea market, the warm sun shining down on your faces.
You made your way over to a table covered in crates that were filled with records. You greeted the man selling them as you let go of Shawn’s hand, wanting to properly flip through all of the vinyls.
“Babe, look at this!” you said, holding up an Elton John record, “Remember when you sang Tiny Dancer with Elton John?”
“I’ll never forget it,” he chuckled, “I think you were even more excited about it than I was.”
You continued looking through the crates, holding onto a John Mayer record that you wanted to purchase. Shawn came up behind you and rested his chin on your shoulder, and you could tell that he was smiling.
“You’ll never guess what I found,” he grinned, holding something behind his back.
OKAY, so under this cut you’ll find a list of #55 jobs your characters can hold in the music industry aside from classic band members/solo artists. I know for bandom RP especially it can be hard to come up with unique jobs for OCs that still enable them to create connections. I’ve organized everything into categories for easy searching and defined even the most intuitive titles, so hopefully this helps!
Zane: Do we really need to do introductions, we’ve surpassed that. For those people listening all around the world right now, we capture Matt Healy from the brilliant band The 1975 at a magical time, at a time of transition and of celebration because everything you’ve achieved thus far as a band. Getting towards the end of this touring cycle at some point this year, and feeling like you’ve achieved on album number two. Congratulations man.
Alright, guys, the time is finally here (and I feel a lot less prepared for it than I expected!) It’s really ridiculous considering I’ll be back in a short matter of time, how much I need this, and how much less time I’m going to be wasting. But I’m really gonna miss you all! I love you guys very, very much, and I’m gonna miss talking to a lot of you.
There’s a small chance that I’ll be coming partially back with a new Skype in a week for those I want to keep chatting with. Also, if you have my phone number (you know who you are), feel free to text me! I can’t promise I’ll be super talkative over that either, but it’ll be available.
Anyways, from June 26th to July 17th, I’ll be MIA on social media, as I go off the grid to get my life back together and to break the latest addiction to the internet. My queue will be running, so expect to still see me on the dash. Pray that the Lord’s will for me be done during this time and that most of my goals are achieved! I also expect to be refreshed on all the new memes when I get back, ehehe.
Now that the Trainwreck is over, time to go experience the best version of canon, all over again:
With all the fun stuff turned on. Except for that one thing that costs 8k Grade. We’ll save that for when I actually do my NG+ ridiculous shenanigans recorded playthrough. This will be the “setting myself up for said ridiculous shenanigans recorded playthrough” run.
Because damn, this is the first time I’ve actually run out of gald in a Tales game lol.
Plus, I just need to see my OTP in that beautiful healthy relationship the trainwreck failed to capture.
Morning has dawned and now it is time for both parties to face the consequences of last night.
The sun streams through the crack in the blinds and causes Yoongi to twitch in his sleep. His body spasms once more as the words, “Y/N’s boyfriend” reverberate in his skull. He tries to shift more comfortably into the bed to rid himself of the noise but the presence of a warm body tucked into him makes him pause.