Ugly Heart ❤️ She’s an American beauty, I’m an American Psycho’ [listen]
A fun/popish mix for Rev!Dipifica. Okay how did i get into this pairing, was working on a Billdip mix next minute, this happened xD
|| Sarah Smiles by Panic! At The Disco / / Queen Of Disaster by Lana Del Rey / / Waking Up In Vegas by Katy Perry / / Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift / / American Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy / / Shut Up and Dance by Walk The Moon / / We Found Love by Rihanna / / Play Date by Melanie Martinez / / Ugly Heart by G.R.L / / Princess Of China by Coldplay ||
i can’t believe ive done this?? omfg. most of the songs have annotations on ‘em! those are always fun
1. Thistle and Weeds - Mumford and Sons //2. Princess of China - Coldplay ft. Rihanna //3. Trade Mistakes - P!tad //4. C’mon - P!tad & Fun //5. Oats we Sow - Gregory and the Hawk //6. Begin Again - Purity Ring //7. Grande Finale - Studio Killers // 8. The Saltwater Room - Owl City // 9. What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club // 10. Haven’t Had Enough - Marianas Trench // 11. Luna - Bombay Bicycle Club // 12. Settle Down - The 1975 // 13. Nonsense -
Madeon // 14. Between Two Points - The Glitch Mob
Aries: Sinister Kid by The Black Keys / Honeymoon by Lana Del Rey / I’m a Ruin by Marina and the Diamonds Taurus: Million Dollar Man by Lana Del Rey / Empty Gold by Halsey / Valley of the Dolls by Marina and the Diamonds Gemini: Ghost by Halsey / Savages by Marina and the Diamonds / An Honest Mistake by the Bravery Cancer: Colors by Halsey / Princess of China by Coldplay and Rihanna / Precious Declaration by Collective Soul Leo: Strange Love by Halsey / Dangerous Girl by Lana Del Rey / Money Power Glory by Lana Del Rey Virgo: Viva la Vida by Coldplay / Shine by Collective Soul / Starlight by Marina and the Diamonds Libra: Take Me to Church by Hozier / Do I Wanna Know? by Arcric Monkeys / Philosopher My Arse by Marina and the Diamonds Scorpio: Slow Poison by the Bravery / Empire by Of Monsters and Men / Hold Your Color by Pendulum Sagittarius: Fire and Whispers by IAMX / When You Were Young by the Killers / Midnight City by M83 Capricorn: Gasoline by Halsey / Propane Nightmares by Pendulum / Young God by Halsey Aquarius: Starlight by Muse / All These Things That I’ve Done by the Killers / I am Not a Robot by Marina and the Diamonds Pisces: Simple Girl by IAMX / The State of Dreaming by Marina and the Diamonds / Born to Die by Lana Del Rey
I have always hated Valentine’s Day. It is commercial and crap and I hate looking at fluffy hearts everywhere for no good reason. I have also always loved angst and Supernatural, so how about a challenge.
Here it is! Break my heart for Valentine’s!
Rules and Info:
1 It has to be for SPN and reader insert (no ships this time). Actors and Characters are both welcome.
2 It has to have angst - it can have fluff and/or smut too but Angst is a requirement!
3 AU’s are welcome, so a actor fics and SPN verse fics.
4 Send me an ASK - with your song choice (number and title) as well as a back-up choice if your first choice is taken. When all songs are taken no more will be added. This is all there is. Sign ups ends when there are no more songs. Only one song per person is allowed.
5 Fics are due feb 14th at midnight EST - if you need an extension ask me atleast 2 days before the due date or you will be banned from future challenges, same goes for not turning in at all without telling me ahead of time you are backing out.
If Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend” is the theme music for your upcoming weekend, let us stop you right there. Let’s rewind and think about this. What about the video excites you? Is it the music? The lyrics get you pumped. Or maybe it’s the idea of Coldplay and Beyoncé collaborating and they’re your favorite artists. More likely it’s the visuals and novelty of the scenery that makes this video so cool.
Well, great. Let’s dive in. Here are the problems.
1) THE 60’S PSUEDO-SPIRITUAL PSYCHADELIA
This video takes the complexity and vastness of Indian culture and squeezes it into the long-romanticized Western narrative of said culture. India, yoga, and Hinduism entered the Western consciousness in the 60s when LSD-emboldened hippies discovered tie-dye and “vibrations”. Since then, a lot of the imagery around India has been dominated by this colorblind New Age sensibility. It’s evident that director Ben Mor channeled the familiar semi-spiritual caricature of Hindu practices.
“When you take a closer look at India, surrealism and psychedelia immediately come to mind, at least to mine! I tried to use the special effects in a way that just heightened what was already there. Almost trying to make the surreal real.” — Ben Mor, Director of “Hymn For the Weekend”, for Black Dog Films
India does have sadhus, people dressed up Shivji’s, autorickshas, bustling streets, intricate jewelry and textiles, sacred geometry, a myriad of dance styles and colors galore. But to reduce one of the world’s oldest civilizations - with over 29 states, 70+ languages, 8 religions, 200 years of British colonialism, and a culture of deep patriarchy - to four minutes of fetishized Indian fantasy… You gotta do better. We deserve better.
2) THE COLONIAL FANTASY
Coldplay, y'all are British. India was under British occupation less than 70 years ago. So that makes the idea of you talking about “feeling drunk and high” over the felicitations of our children a million times worse. Respect our space in re-establishing our identity and the nation’s healing process.
3) THE CULTURE VULTURING
Cultural appropriation is when a dominant group cherrypicks what they like about a minority group, while simultaneously attacking and undermining that minority group on a systematic level. It’s when you are able to take the costume off at the end of the day when members of that group cannot. Our community and our sisters have been bullied, attacked and discriminated against for wearing our skin color and traditions for decades. Case in point: Donning full Bollywood glitz and garb, while throwing a bone to the slum kids. It’s easy to play Bollywood Queen for a day; however, it’s disrespectful and insensitive to romanticize the plight of the poor because their circumstances cannot be escaped. Despite what the fantasy world in the video suggests, Bey and Coldplay are literally worlds apart from the other folks featured in this video. It’s important to note that Beyoncé is an African American woman that does not benefit from institutional racism in America. But in this case, she operates not as Bey-Who-Follows-Deray-On-Twitter, or Bey-The-Feminist, or even Bey-Who-Dropped-A-20-Track-Visual-Album-Out-of-the-Blue. In this case, she is Beyoncé - the American Superstar Seeking International Crossover Appeal. As much as we love Beyoncé, she is not exempt from her part in the reduction of a people. This video is too real and we have to talk about it. She seems to be portraying a Bollywood actress, despite the presence of an actual Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor, who throws some flowers in an irrelevant 2 second cameo. It’s almost as if Sonam was used to justify the blatant cultural appropriation and offset any controversy. Sorry Coldplay, try again. Oh wait, this is already your second offense….. (refer to their first attempt - Princess of China ft Rihanna)
4) THE VICARIOUS, YET SECULAR EXPERIENCE
Holi is a Hindu celebration. It happens once a year in the springtime and is surrounded by various stories and symbolisms within Hindu cosmology. It’s not a Color Run, and it’s certainly not a backdrop for Chris Martin’s crossfade.
“The original kernel was that I was listening to Flo Rida or something, and I thought, it’s such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like “Turn Down for What.” What would we call it if we had one? I thought I’d like to have a song called “Drinks on Me” where you sit on the side of a club and buy everyone drinks because you’re so f—ing cool. I was chuckling about that, when this melody came—“drinks on me, drinks on me”—then the rest of the song came out. I presented it to the rest of the band and they said, “We love this song, but there’s no way you can sing ‘drinks on me.’” So that changed into “drink from me” and the idea of having an angelic person in your life. Then that turned into asking Beyoncé to sing on it.” — Chris Martin for WSJ
From the children playing Holi to levitating sadhus, the video makes itself at home among the most widely-circulated images and stereotypes of Hinduism. This speaks to an interesting element of Coldplay’s Orientalism, where they find a way to experience the ecstasy and transcendence provided by Hindu and Buddhist worlds respectively, yet still maintaining their elevated position as the secular protagonists. They reap the cool aesthetic and perhaps spiritual benefits of a group’s experience without really getting their hands dirty. To paraphrase legend Nayyirah Weekend, they are able to “take the art. slice it from their skin. leave the color behind”. So if the thing that makes the video compelling is the authenticity of the people on film and the vibrance and bustle of spaces, what role do Coldplay and Beyonce even play? They’re ultimately upstaged by the culture on display, which makes us feel a little vindicated.
Mired in patriarchy and post-colonial trauma as it may be, India is one of the fastest growing markets and youth consumer bases out right now - it’s hot. And Coldplay and Beyoncé want in. But… we’re good.