was best man at Ron and Hermione’s wedding. His speech covered everything from
the Scabbers vs Crookshanks incident in Third Year to the disastrous Yule Ball in
(“Word to the wise, Ron: don’t incredulously
say, “you’re a girl!” to the witch you fancy and expect them to take it well.”)
to the awkwardness he had to go through in Sixth Year to all the times
he’d caught them in, er, compromising situations.
He ended with, “All the best to my best friends, and thank Merlin for house
hi space mom it's zazzletar i have a big paper and i have to catch up with other work because i missed two days of school and i'm just: what do i do
alright my dude i have definitely been there and done that…. this situation always sucks and is super overwhelming but here’s what you need to do:
prioritize whatever is most important/due the soonest and take care of that first. stressing out about all of the different things you do will make everything seem impossible, so focus on one thing at a time and pretend that there’s nothing else you need to do but that. make sure to stay hydrated and take plenty of breaks to stretch and clear your mind (even if it’s just for a minute or two).
yes, everything on your to-do list needs to be taken care of (and you will get to all of them!!) but as the wise Ron Swanson once said:
“Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.”
i believe in you and know you can make it though this successfully!! i love you!! 💜💜
(send me a message and Ill make one for you, just mention the house and the gender!)
This hateful lady is a Gryffindor. She has droopy gray eyes that are like two pools of mercury. Her silky, curly, short hair is the color of rich cream, and is worn in an elegant style. She is very short and has a busty build. Her skin is chocolate-brown. Her long wand is rune-inscribed, made of alderwood, and has a core made of salamander bone. She is noteably good when it comes to Charms.
This wise man is a Slytherin. He has hooded black eyes. His thick, straight, night-black hair is waist-length and is worn in an elegant style. He is short and has a wide-chested build. His skin is black. His very short wand is detailed, made of ash, and has a core made of kraken heartstring. His least favorite area of study is Ancient Runes.
This woman is a Ravenclaw, and puts you in mind of a sneaky serpent. She has wide eyes the color of milk chocolate. Her fine, straight, black hair is worn in a style that reminds you of a flowing cape. She has a leggy build. Her skin is tanned. Her unusually short wand is elegant, made of beechwood, and has a core made of phoenix tailfeather. She is a prodigy when it comes to Transfiguration.
This man is a Hufflepuff, and puts you in mind of an unstoppable hunting dog. He has deep-set eyes the color of varnished wood. His silky, wavy, gray hair is short and is worn in a bizarre, handsome style. He has an elegant build. His skin is light-colored. He has a wide chin. His wand is blocky, made of ash, and has a core made of dragon sinew.
It’s rare in our lifetime that we are able to witness an artist rise amongst his peers as he transcends into a league of extraordinary gentlemen, this isn’t a common feat. I can say that with the release of Kendrick Lamar’s latest album “To Pimp a Butterfly” he has separated himself from the majority of most in his line of
work and is in the drivers seat. It’s important to note that this album could
have not been released at a more opportune time as turmoil with Blacks in the USA
is as high as it has ever been since the civil rights marches and fights for
equality back in the 50s & 60s. Only difference now, is music has
become a vital outlet to voice the frustrations and opinion of a nation of people
scorned by society.
The album begins with
“Wesley’s Theory” which contains a soulful sample of Boris Gardiner’s “Every
Nigger Is A Star” before George Clinton brings in the P-funk sound that we all
are accustomed to. Kendrick’s raps about buying two of everything hoping to not
fall victim to Uncle Sam like Wesley Snipes did. Thundercat also provides
vocals while slapping his bass over this G-funk instrumental produced by Flying
Lotus. “Be Free” is an interlude that is a mere spoken word piece of
incredible jazz piano, bass, horns and drums. Lamar tells the tale of a society
asking for everything under the sun; discounting what has already contributed as
he interjects by reminding you that nothing is free. “King Kunta” follows
with heavy bass as it’s filled with funk from start to finish. G-funk is
prevalent on this record as Kendrick spits about being the man. It’s basically
a testament to him being King as he currently has the crown and won’t allow
anyone take his spot as King. The production has sounds, which are reminiscent
of Dr. Dre & DJ Quik, but was produced by Sounwave. The end of this song
begins the poem, which is “To Pimp a Butterfly”.
Every song that follows
throughout the remainder of the album picks up where the last track left off.
It is a continual work of art. “Institutionalized” is next up as it features
heartfelt soulful production and lyrics to match. It tells the story of being
in the ghetto but not being completely able to let go of your old ways no
matter how successful you become, serving as a reminder that a part of you is
still institutionalized. As Bilal sings “Shit don’t change until you get
up and wash your ass nigga”. This also features a hook from Snoop Dogg and
background vocals from Anna Wise. “These Walls” follows which feels great.
This song features vocals from Anna Wise, Bilal & guitar by Thundercat, it
serves as a double entendre as to a woman that Lamar is seeing whose child’s
father is currently in prison. He raps about his conflicting views of
power while abusing it to get what he wants from her, as she constantly thinks
of her imprisoned man who’s thoughts eventually fade away every time she is
with Lamar. This is a great record.
“U” serves as the
counterpart to Lamar’s Grammy award winning single “I”. This is one of the most
inner deep & honest songs on the album as he rips himself apart. He tackles
each insecurity and thought that he has about himself. He also speaks from the
perspective of one of his homies criticizing Kendrick Lamar’s actions. He even
goes as far as questioning the love that he has for self, that he even
debates suicide at one point. The Pharrell produced record “Alright”
serves as hope & motivation to a dying population. The message here is
clear being that no matter if its police killing unarmed men, no matter how low
your pride is, with all the evils of Lucy around: “We’re going to be
alright”. Love this song.
“For Sale?” serves up
another spoken word piece. He speaks on the offer and evil influences of the
devil “Lucy” to buy his spirit and soul, in turn for all of his most wanted
vices. We then transition into the soulful funky “Momma” in which Kendrick
brings it back home to Compton, on the run from Lucy and her influence. This
record is as smooth as new marble floors with vocals laid by Bilal and Lalah Hathaway. Lamar’s cadence while delivering his bars is flawless as he rides the
beat effortlessly. My second favorite record on the album. “Hood Politics” is reminiscent of “Overly Dedicated”
K. Dot as he raps: “I’ve been A1 since day 1 / y’all niggas boo boo”. He
flexes his lyrical muscle on this one as he seemingly transitions from
delivering tough BARS and telling stories about the hood. There are many different sounds on this track, another one of my favorites.
“How Much a Dollar Cost” is a testament and battle between inner self. This is a great record as Kendrick raps about his inner turmoil as this features vocals by the great James Fauntleroy & Ron Isley. Kendrick goes in depth from a conversation
with a homeless man as he questions how much his contribution is
worth. “Complexion (A Zulu Love)” is a love song about beauty whereas he
speaks with in an infatuation tone as love has no color. Nice song as
Rapsody provides spoken word at the end encouraging everyone to love yourself.
This transitions well into “The Blacker The Berry” which only drills home
the message to Love Black & yourself. This serves as another testament to
the African American experience as he touches on hypocrisy he faces within his
community as well as how he is negatively perceived amongst people who aren’t
of his decent. This song is full of all the things no one wants to admit or
“You Aint Gotta Lie (Momma
Said)” is another one of my favorite records. It’s a simple statement Kendrick
makes saying that you don’t have to lie to kick it, just be yourself. “I”
is up next, the lead single off the album which sounds like a live version of
the record. This is not only the counter to “U” but it is a great
inspirational record for self, which features the Isley brothers sample. “I”
has one of the best moments on the album where Lamar breaks up a fight mid performance, and breaks down the origin of the word nigga, which is derived
from the Ethiopian term Negus that means “King Emperor”
Mortal Man closes out the
album, which is by far my favorite song on the album. This is the most honest
and vulnerable record as Kendrick asks, “When shit hits the fan are you still a
fan”. He touches on wanting to be loved like Mandela even with all of his insecurities;
he questions your loyalty for him and what he provides in unlocking your
mental. The end of the record contains the rest of Kendrick Lamar’s poem
of “To Pimp A Butterfly” which contains audio from Tupac Shakur. The
final five minutes of this track consists of Kendrick Lamar interviewing his
idol and inspiration Tupac Shakur over a jazz pianos, drums, and trumpets. This
is the most honest audio for these times in which we now currently live. The
words of Tupac in this interview still resonates today over 20 years later.
Kendrick also closes by explaining the concept on how “To Pimp A Butterfly”
“To Pimp A Butterfly” is
beautiful. The album covers so many different emotions. Kendrick tackles
the struggles of being successful while dealing with insecurities and
temptations that comes along with the success. He also does a great job of
tackling issues that he faces as a black man in America by questioning his
relevance and the loyalty of his listeners. The album is vulnerable and as
honest as they come. This is his most honest work since Section 80, with tracks
like “Mortal Man” which are deep records which explicitly helps
explains “How To Pimp A Butterfly” theory. The deep dialogue between
Kendrick Lamar and the late great Tupac Shakur has to be the highlight of the
album. Then you have spoken word tracks
like “For Free” & “For Sale” which serves true poetic
justice behind jazz instrumentation. Production is incredible throughout the
entire album as the re-emergence of G funk is loud and clear. With production
credits from Flying lotus, Sounwave, Terrance Martin, & TI$A the albums
overall sound is concrete. Vocals provided by Thundercat, Bilal, James
Fauntleroy, Anna Wise, & Ron Isley only helps solidifies the Gfunk sound.
Kendrick Lamar is in
another league after the release of this album. Since Pac, never have we seen
an artist who lyrics are able to captivate, inspire, and transcend a generation
into the future like Kendrick Lamar has. His brutal honesty and relevance to
listeners aged 16 and up is unmatched by any other artist out there as Lamar’s
ability to appeal to everyone is key to his success. With all of the current
turmoil going on with Blacks in America this album is right on time & not a
second too late. It serves as a testimonial & motivational write of passage
for the African American and their experiences in America. “To Pimp a
Butterfly” can only be described as beautiful audio. Its poetic justice
served over of soulful jazz melodies and harmonies. Kendrick has become the
greatest rapper of all time surpassing the late great Tupac, and his story is
far from finished.
Buy the beautiful artistically crafted “To Pimp a Butterfly”
First of all, the fic you just posted is brilliant ! Second, since you have been so kind to me with your replies, I thought I'd ask for a prompt myself. JKR is currently writing the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore, and Viktor Krum has already won two games for Bulgaria despite being considered old. My prompt is anything that could happen at the Weasley household after this - bonus points for Harry (who according to JKR is left home with his kids as Ginny covers the games) being involved.