rules of being human

I made a rule for myself: I would not include anything that human beings had not already done in some other place or time, or for which the technology did not already exist. I did not wish to be accused of dark, twisted inventions, or of misrepresenting the human potential for deplorable behaviour. The group-activated hangings, the tearing apart of human beings, the clothing specific to castes and classes, the forced childbearing and the appropriation of the results, the children stolen by regimes and placed for upbringing with high-ranking officials, the forbidding of literacy, the denial of property rights: all had precedents, and many were to be found not in other cultures and religions, but within western society.
—  Margaret Atwood on The Handmaid’s Tale in a 2012 interview 
JIMIN X JUNGKOOK SPAM BECAUSE:

OK! Let’s dive in

Originally posted by beatriceindre

Ask anyone and they will tell you “Jimin always loved Jungkook”

Originally posted by yoonmin

Some said “Jungkook hated it”

Originally posted by jiminiediary

Wiser ones replied  “He adored Jimin even back then. He was just too young to know …

Originally posted by gotjhope

how to respond 

Originally posted by jun-kookie

Or how to grab a hand

Originally posted by caughtinjimin

before the tables turn and he becomes the one begging for it”

Originally posted by mimibtsghost

Jungkook’s body kept pushing Jimin away, yet his expressions said otherwise

Originally posted by iamlatinaandilovekpop

Jk thought no one saw his hidden smirks

Originally posted by pkjjm

Or  stolen glances

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I mean you don’t need much to see that his indifferent attitude

Originally posted by yahjiminie

Took a 180° turn 

Originally posted by caughtinjimin

Little by little … 

Originally posted by apgujeon

Things really did change

Originally posted by missbaptan

Who teases who now

Originally posted by mochimchimadness

Who can’t get enough of the other now?

Originally posted by jeonasskook

It “used to be” a very innocent relationship between these two

Originally posted by mintsugakookies

They used to just play together

Originally posted by bigbyong

Until Jungkook realized that looking wasn’t enough

Originally posted by jikookruinslives

And that Jimin is VERY sexy

Originally posted by apgujeon

So he will touch his chest

Originally posted by satellite-jeon

Again and again

Originally posted by minblush

Lift him

Originally posted by fujoushirulestheworld

Tie him up

Originally posted by jungkookflirting

Lift him up again and slap his butt

Originally posted by bangbangbangtanx

Seriously Jungkook do you like him that much?

Originally posted by bythsea

BTW This will look to many just as a physical attraction

Originally posted by montrealae90

It is! 

Originally posted by yourpinkpill

It really is  …

Originally posted by jungkookiestimbs

BUT It goes beyond that

Originally posted by jkisart

No matter the place, be it an interview

Originally posted by tanktoptiger

A fan meeting

Originally posted by pjkook

A music video

Originally posted by jikookized

The back of a truck

Originally posted by jikookized

While shooting for a show

Originally posted by jikookized

They will always find one another

Originally posted by gong-yoo

So how did Jimin manage to change the rules besides him being the cutest most sexy perfect human being… Stop it Mimi. Focus!

Originally posted by jikookdetails

Jimin is an expert at making you adore him. He will be gentle at times

Originally posted by yoongishappiness

Surprise you at others

Originally posted by eatkookiie

With only one word he can make your heart skip a beat

Originally posted by sugutie

And that really gets JK off guards (poor bunny)

Originally posted by lostinjimin

From the very first day Chimchim just wanted to make beautiful memories with Jungkook-ah

Originally posted by irapjustlikejay-z

That’s why most of his selfies have Jk in them

Originally posted by bwipsul

And swoon Jeon do not mind

Originally posted by justmejen

He just wanna hug him too

Originally posted by jikookized

feed him from his spoon

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Sing and …

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dance with him

Originally posted by llamadetective

while having fun all the way

Originally posted by bangtan-got7-boys

We love their height difference

Originally posted by pkjjm

Their not so secrets moments

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Their push & pull

Originally posted by caughtinjimin

The way they make one another laugh

Originally posted by equitas

The way they share a moment

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The way they still play like the old days

Originally posted by ultranicolet

The way their roles changed

Originally posted by jikookdaily

The way they make a simple heading to the airport a love series

Originally posted by tanktoptiger

The way Jeonlous happens whenever someone gets closer to Chimchim

Originally posted by blvampyre

The way they make you question if they are actually real

Originally posted by jiminiephile

But then you tell yourself maybe you saw it wrong after you turn quite obsessed

Originally posted by jikookized

But then you just end up finding more proof they might actually be

Originally posted by pembeesut

Netherless by then jikook will already have slided into your life

Originally posted by ofhairandthighs

And it doesn’t change if they are close friends/brothers or even lovers because no matter what …

Originally posted by jiminizedx

All in ALL everything about it is goals !!

Originally posted by jikookized

So how do you like them now?

Originally posted by tanktoptiger

With hearts and kisses I finish this post again, wishing it made you smile for a moment <3

Originally posted by ultranicolet

I love these two sooooo much, wishing I shared some of my adoration for them with you and hoping you liked it^^
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By @mimibtsghost

SDCC

So the antis think they won.

That because Shiro was said to not have a canon relationship with his fellow paladins, that shaladin is over. 

It’s like they don’t realize, one very important piece of information.

We don’t need their approval to ship a damn thing. 

Bane: God of Assholes

Our chaotic good Wizard/Bard was knocked unconcious by a wyrmling after Hasting the lawful evil Paladin/Cleric of Bane, and an ooc discussion that got a little too ic.

Paladin: You know what you need to do now.
Wizard: Consider playing a 1st level character in tier 2 adventure league?
Paladin: Give your life to Bane and serve under his rule.
Wizard: I like being a decent human being.
Paladin: Under Bane, you will not only br decent, but strong through obedience.
Wizard: I will shank you.
Paladin: Only through the might of Bane will you live and fight again, you don’t have much of a choice.
Wizard: I will double shank you.
Paladin: You could learn to fight courageously, and without mercy.
Wizard: I will triple shank you.
Paladin: So why not devote yourself to the one true lord?
Wizard:
Wizard: I will freakin’ quadruple shank you.

Dear Pro Choicers: as a curious pro lifer, I was just wondering at what point do you consider an unborn child a baby?

At one point is an unborn child considered a baby? When they’re born? How about when they feel pain? What about when their brain waves begin, or their organs form? How about when their tiny little fingers take shape and their nose starts to form? Or maybe when their heart starts beating?

Who taught you that the beautiful person forming into a new and unique being is not a human?

Where’s the rule book for when a person becomes a person?

Why isn’t an unborn baby a person? Why are they just “tissue”? Aren’t we just “tissue”, too?

Why do we kill the innocent to make up for our mistakes? Because it’s convenient? Because it’s easier? Let’s say your boss always makes you stressed and unsteady. Do we kill our boss because it’s easier?

No, obviously we can’t kill our boss because they are a person.

So please just answer this.

Why isn’t an unborn child a person?

Why are they less a person than you or me?

When do they become a person?

And do you believe that you are morally correct?

markd1176  asked:

' ...... the children of Moon, Night, Lilith and Faerie, all are souled. It seems that you rules as to what does and does not constitute a human being are stricter than our own. Do you intend to challange Heaven, like that other Morning Star ..... ' - Raziel in City of Glass. Surely Raziel's own words should carry a lot of weight with the Clave, if Clary were to testify as to what she heard. It would be a strong argument against the Cohort.

This is an interesting question. Clary very likely already has made this testimony. What Raziel said to Valentine wasn’t a surprise. Shadowhunters have known for a long time that Downworlders have souls, or at least that there is no good reason to believe that they don’t. But there are always people who believe that they want to believe, and people who will interpret what they hear in a way that is consistent their preexisting beliefs.
None of the discussion of restricting Downworlder rights in Lord of Shadows touches on whether or not they have souls. Shadowhunters are perfectly capable of discriminating against their own. The root of the Cohort’s hatred of Downworlders is xenophobic fear, not logic.
Essentially you’re asking the question “Why, if God said ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill,’ do we still have war?” I wish I could answer. But as a novelist, I tend to be more focused on exploring questions than on answering them. : )

marianthehawke  asked:

ok i need to ask, you've been saying that the show for years now has been hinting at dean needing to tell cas something unspoken and preparing him to do so. how/where did you notice that? what makes you say it?

This would be a very long post that unfortunately I just don’t have time for because I have to finish my curse boxes and then hit the road for Rhode Island Comic Con and then immediately leave for SPN Hawaii.  

I’ll try to be concise.  8x17′s original script had Dean say, “I love you” to Cas in order to break his mind control but Jensen didn’t feel Dean couldn’t come out and just SAY THAT so they changed it to the more raw, “We need you, I need you.” 

It’s easier for Dean to talk about NEED than WANT (which makes the “want vs need” theme of this season so compelling), especially when Cas keeps leaving him (because the show won’t upgrade Misha to a lead and the show must keep making Cas leave for various reasons, most of which have an emotional impact to Dean BY DESIGN), but the sentiment then, for Cas and his understanding of “love” was the same.  And in true “we gotta keep making Cas leave Dean” because contract reasons, Cas leaves right after.  The show is then forced to keep this up and the show, in turn, starts crafting a whole narrative around creating a way for Dean to eventually say *exactly* what he needs to say in order to get Cas to stay and feel wanted.  They do this by knocking Dean off his moral structural high horse and addressing his underlined issues regarding being open with Cas. They then tie it intimately into Dean’s issues with needing to save Sam for good measure.  They run Cas through the gauntlet of human emotions and understanding.  Then… we start eliminating certain phrases.  “I need you,” Cas leaves.  “You’re family,” Cas leaves. “You’re our brother,” Cas looks resigned and sad, offers to die with Dean.  None of this gets Cas to where he needs to be in order to stop dying or leaving, which the show condemns by making it something that upsets Dean.  The show… has eliminated quite a lot here.  

A whole structure is given for reasons that Dean and Cas can’t be together, a decidedly romantic structure implemented for lovers.  Most of which boils down to: torn apart by duty.  Heaven and its problems keep pulling Cas back because he feels an insurmountable debt to all the damage he’s cause there… by putting Dean first.  You drape yourself in the flag of Heaven but it’s all been about saving one man.  Dean, in turn, feels a need to always protect Sam and keep him alive (especially if he thinks Cas is gone), which Dean experiences extreme distress over when he chooses Sam’s life over Cas’ safety in 9x03.  The show has eliminated both Heaven pulling Cas and Sam pulling Dean as a plotline as of the moment.  So. We need a new reason why Dean and Cas can’t be together.  Well, for Cas this seems to be “because being with a human is against the rules”, a sentiment Cas has commented on several times before.  And for Dean we’re still on; “I wish I would have been able to say something to make Cas not feel the need to ‘bring me a win’ and that I could have got him to stay.”  

Dean’s so tore up over Cas leaving him again in 12x19 because his need to “bring him a win” is overshadowing Dean’s desire to simply have Cas stay, which he tried to explain with “we’re just better together, you, me,…and Sam).  Cas died for that and Dean feels responsible (even though he textually blames Jack because that’s easier and something tangible he can fight).  And so here we are.  With a structure that separates Dean and Cas through a lack of specific communication and Cas’ hang up over how wrong it is to be with a human, to romantically love a human as a fully powered angel (because this isn’t Dean’s hangup courtesy of S4).  

So.

Dean can’t get Cas to stay with the following (over the course of 5 seasons):

  • “We need you.  I need you”
  • “You’re family”
  • “You’re our brother”
  • You’re the bestest friend WE’VE ever had”
  • “We’re just better together, you, me… and Sam

What then, the show asks us, can get Cas to stay?  This doesn’t have to necessarily be a romantic confession, but the show has eliminated so much that it basically has to be at this point imo.  Dean could say, “Stay, Cas.  Just because I want you to. Please.” and it still may, but the truth is the longer this goes on with the show not making Misha a lead and almost at its end, the more likely something distinctively romantic is needed, the show having eliminated everything platonic already.  And then they make the Empty imply (structure, subtextually) Cas’ feelings are romantic?  And that Cas is fooling himself as to why he wants to return?  Under the simple flag of “Dean and Sam need me”??  I just???  I’ve spoke about the show still possibly having a tragic ending and we could always still be looking at that, but honestly, at this point, I’d consider such a resolution to be a complete structural waste like, OH MY GOD.  So for now we just wait to see what else is eliminated for Dean to say and we watch for how Cas’ hangup over Dean being human will shift with him seeing how Jack’s goodness (and therefore, how angel/human relationship can be good) changes his opinion on the matter.  Because the show is most definitely going to boil Destiel down to one thing by series end: “What can Dean say to get Cas to stay and why is Cas going to want to stay based on what Dean says?”

When the US Constitution was written, black people were slaves and women had no rights. So why the fuck are we still trying to abide by it in the strictest sense possible? Let’s fucking update this bitch.

Love the angel that is feared for its appearance and strengths. His image is uncomprehensive to humans but terrifying to darker entities. Her name – which you cannot decipher – hangs on the horrified whispers of the deadliest creatures. Its halo surrounds its head like the sun but is a gateway to a world of unimaginable horrors.

He bears no eyes, for he fears you may see the terrors he’s seen. She bears no mouth for she fears you may hear a voice that shatters your eardrums. They worry that, as gentle as they are, their sharpened nails and their rough skin will only break you.

But you love her anyway.

Because he embraces you in the warmth of his two beating hearts, racing faster when you call out to him.

Because her wings, brilliantly white and scorching like the sun’s fires, become soft and soothing when she wraps them around you to comfort your sorrows.

Because it is willing to slaughter and bring you the heads of your enemies (even though you may sometimes insist that it’s not that serious).

They are an angel that rules over demon and human alike, unfathomed to the point of being no set being. Neither female, nether male, neither anything. But it becomes human when you give him your love and see her as the gentle being she is, and they are forever grateful to have you. 

Female anatomy being associated with womanhood isn’t some unfortunate coincidence. That is the least restrictive and only factual way to define womanhood; being an adult human female. It’s the societal rules and guidelines that end up feeling like a trap, like suffocation, like being on the lower end of a hierarchy, like oppression. That’s gender. Not sex.

achoicewithsomeregrets  asked:

So, I'm impressed with quite a lot about your writing, but one of the things I'm impressed with the most is how you do characters. The characters are just really /Real/ and alive and vivid. My characters are round and have flaws and motivations and everything that smart people say good characters need to have, but. They're still just not as /Real/ as yours. So if you have time, could you give some tips for developing characters? Thanks!

Dear protecterwinsmith,

Let’s say someone asked you to draw a person. 

If you’d never drawn a person before or thought you didn’t have much time, you might do one of these guys:

Example A: stick dude. A stick dude is recognizable as a person because it follows the baseline, easiest rules of personhood. It’s got a head, a torso, a familiar arrangement of limbs. You don’t need more to get the concept of “person” across. 

Now, if you had a bit of experience drawing people or thought you had more time, you might do something more like

Example B: Cartoon Dude. Cartoon Dude is even easier to recognize as a human. He follows the rules of personhood even more: he’s got facial features, ears, hair, clothing, shoes. You can tell one cartoon dude from another cartoon dude. You can populate an entire series with cartoon dudes and the storytelling would work, because they would effectively follow the baseline rules of human anatomy as well as being unique enough to tell apart. 

Now let’s say you had a bit more time or you had some more experience drawing people and someone asked you to draw a human realistically. Depending on how much you’d done it, you might get

Example C: 3-D dude without reference. A 3-D dude drawn without reference is even more recognizable as human. He can hold all sorts of nuance in his expression because he follows the baseline rules of personhood even better than the previous two. More nuance means more empathy from the viewer, and more empathy usually means more emotional resonance.

And finally, let’s say someone asks you to draw a human but gives you an actual person to look at. In the same amount of time given, you might end up with

Example D: Portrait with reference. This guy (one of my brothers, in fact) follows the rules of personhood, their effectiveness limited only by my ability to capture them in the time given or by my level of experience. He’s recognizable as both a person and an individual because of the specificity of his facial features, and moreover, he is unlikely to look like any other person I would draw using this method because of my close adherence to his, you know, actual face.

If you think about this in terms of characters, you could build a novel with any one of these sorts of character.

Example A: A novel built with stick man characters would be incredibly stylized. Fairy tales are often stick figure characters. Instead of being fully-fleshed individuals, they’re types. This is the stick figure woodsman (we can tell it’s him, he’s drawn with an ax). This is the princess (we can tell it’s her, she’s got a crown and some long hair added to the stick figure). This is the knight (we can tell it’s him, he’s got a sword and a stick horse). People don’t actually look like stick figures, but as long as the characters are all stick figures, the narrative still works at some level, because it tells you the rules and follows them, even if they aren’t the rules of reality. The moment you draw one character as something more than a stick figure, though, the viewer suddenly realizes how the others are merely made of straight lines. 

Example B: When I first began to write, I used to write novels with accidental cartoon characters. I knew I couldn’t populate a novel with stick figures, so I tried to flesh them out. What makes a human a human? I asked myself desperately. Specifics! I made character worksheets and dutifully filled them out with attributes. Height, hair color, eye color, hobbies, place of residence, parental occupation, etc. etc. I ended up with characters who followed the rules of being human, and they could carry a story, but they still didn’t feel real. 

I’m skipping Example C for now, because it’s a byproduct, for me, of failing to remember the lessons of Example D.

Example D: Example D is how I build characters now. I begin by studying real people instead of by creating lists of traits. I end up with shadows I forgot to draw in my cartoon version, hair that looks like actual hair instead of what I sort of remember what hair looks like, and feet that have all the toes drawn in because with a reference, I can remember how to accurately draw a pinkie toe. Real people are complicated and surprising. If I were building a character with a fear of water without looking at a real person, I might give them the phobia because they’d nearly drowned once: the easiest and most logical answer. It wouldn’t necessarily be wrong — it would follow rules that a reader would understand. But if I looked at a real person with a fear of water, I might discover that their fear developed because of an obsession with quantifying the abstract, and trying to understand the concept of an infinite body of water made them anxious. A much more complicated answer, but more specific and more real because of it. If I populate a book with characters built like this, I’m going to end up with a nuanced story that should have more emotional resonance. Moreover, the more I study real humans and build characters from them, the less I have to lean on real humans to make secondary characters. As I learn the more subtle rules of how people’s personalities are made, I can start to build new humans who don’t exist — who nonetheless appear as if they could. 

Example C: I’m returning to example C because it’s a cautionary tale for me. Even though I feel that I’m worlds better than that old version of me writing cartoony people who could only exist in a two-dimensional place, if I get lazy with my character development, or if I try to create a sort of person I’ve never met in real life from scratch, I can still end up with one of these weird cartoon-realistic hybrids. A character who nearly looks real but lacks the subtle, observed nuances that I can only get from keeping an eye on real life. These characters follow the rules, and they have back stories and hobbies and nuance, but they’re still lacking the surprising, non-linear subtleties of a real person, or they’re lacking the specificity that comes from studying a real-life elbow and carefully transcribing the shape of it.  

There are particular sorts of things I look for in real people when I’m stealing bits and bobs, but that is a topic for another blog post. For now, I’m going to go figure out why I still can’t draw feet.

urs,

Stiefvater

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You approached the doors of the throne room, a shiver shooting down your spine. Here goes nothing Y/N. You did want to be a part of this after all. Just don’t mess up and then they won’t eat you.

The doors opened and you entered, keeping your head down so you didn’t seem too confident. The number one rule of being a human in the Volturi castle was not to piss off the vampires who dwelled there.

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reputation: track by track - first impressions

1. …Ready For It?

This is just the perfect album opener and perfect tour opener, of all the songs released before November 10th this was my favourite. The production is perfect, lyrics clever and rippled with meaning, made all the better by the beautiful music video. This is also a great opener because I can promise you, you are not ready for what is to come.

Favourite lyrics: ‘every love I’ve known in comparison a failure’


2. End Game (feat. Ed Sheeran & Future)

I was so excited for this when I first heard rumours or a Ed Sheeran collab. Sadly I find it quite underwhelming. It doesn’t feel like an organic collaboration to me, futures rap break feels forced and unnecessary and Ed doesn’t really feature that much… it’s catchy as all hell though and while overall I’m not obsessed with the song, Taylor’s Verse towards the end is the best, which is ironic.

Favourite lyrics: I swear I don’t love the drama, it loves me


3. I Did Something Bad

This particular bop has me lit as well as shook. I mean….THE LYRICS!!!!! This is by far my favourite song on the album. She did not come to fucking play and I am here for it. Here, taylor reclaims her ‘mistakes’ and lets the world know she’d do it all over (and over and over) again (so fuck you) Part of me feels like this would have served as a better lead single than LWYMMD… catch me in the club begging the dj to play this.

Favourite lyrics: ‘If a man talks shit then I owe him nothing, I don’t regret it one bit ‘cos he had it coming’


4. Don’t Blame Me

This isn’t what I thought it would be and I’m OBSESSED. The one-two punch that is IDSB and then this, is a knockout. The album could end here and I’d shower it in Grammys. Her vocals here are the best on the album. The lyrics are so self aware and SHARP. The balance of emotions amazes me… this is angry and sexy and cute and young yet mature and thoughtful… The message is clear as-well. Taylor is ruled by her emotions like every normal human being, so you can’t really blame her. This isn’t victimhood, it’s a beg to let her live her goddamn life.

Favourite lyrics: ‘lord save me, my drug is my baby, I’ll be using it the rest of my life’


5. Delicate

TRACK 5!!! You can just tell by the title that this song will ruin you (and it will). I love the concept of this song. It’s the sonic representation of cute and DELICATE and I think that the Imogen heap style production is the perfect match to the lyrics. This is at the point where everyone was against her.. her ‘reputation’ had ‘never been worse’ but she finds herself enchanted by him, despite the delicate situation she’s going to go for it and ask him if it’s ‘chill’ that she likes him’. What a cute smol bean GAHHHANWJSUS FEELS

Favourite lyrics: ‘my reputation’s never been worse so you must like me for me’


6. Look What You Made Me Do

I always have a weird relationship with Taylor’s lead singles, somehow I feel like they usually don’t fit into the album and certainly don’t serve as a symbol of the album as a whole. Maybe that’s just me? I love this song like I love every trashy pop song, it’s fun and catchy and I do think it’s incredibly clever (and gave us the best music video in the history of music videos) but I’m not sure how well this song will stand the test of time. For me, it joins shake it off and WANEGBT in the ‘great but easily skippable’ category.

Favourite Lyrics: ‘CAUSE SHES DEAD’


7. So It Goes…

Ahhhhh… I thought that the ‘…’ meant this would be a continuation of sorts from RFI or perhaps a bookmark at the middle point of the album to signify a turning point. If that is the intention then I’m afraid I don’t see it. The lyrics are good and I understand that it’s about feeling like things are finally ‘falling into place’, but other than that I don’t really understand the song… that’s not to say I think it’s a bad song, but I don’t feel like it contributes much to the album - it feels a bit same-y and unnecessary- sorry! Maybe it’ll grow on me?

Favourite lyrics: ‘hostage to my feelings’


8. Gorgeous

It’s as good as it was when it was first released. I can’t quite place why but it feels kind of out of place here on the album, sonically and thematically/lyrically - however it remains a BOP and I don’t care who is in my way when I kick my leg out on every *ding*!

Favourite lyrics: ‘I got a boyfriend, he’s older than us, he’s in the club doing I don’t know what’


9. Getaway Car

This is SO jack antanoff - which is incidentally the best and worst thing about this song…. I’m almost certain this samples Bleacher’s song ‘Don’t Take The Money’ (which I love) but I’m here for a Taylor album and while lyrically it definitely is her, I feel like this song would be better suited as a feature of Bleachers album. However, saying that, this song is a bop and I think Taylor for providing another great road trip tune. (Side note: do I hear Lorde’s vocals in the background?!?!). I love love love the lyrics and story here as-well, story wise it’s one of the strongest on the album and I can’t wait to here Taylor’s backstory for it because I. Need. Answers!!!

Favourite lyrics: ‘x marks the spot where we fell apart, he poisoned the well, I was lying to myself’


10. King of My Heart

This is most definitely not what I expected. By the title I thought we would get a cute lil ballad about how joe rules Taylor’s heart or something, but nopppeee… honestly I’m not sure if I like this song yet - at this point in the album I was really feeling like a ballad was necessary…. however I digress…. I really like the verses but I think this is my least favourite chorus on the album. To me it just doesn’t work, however I think an acoustic version could be much much better so I shall keep my fingers crossed for that.

Favourite lyrics: ‘your love is a secret I’m hoping, dreaming, dying to keep’


11. Dancing With Our Hands Tied

This song hits my chest in a certain way… the way her vocals are layered… the relentless beat and perfect melody… I want to dance to this at a rave at 2am drunk out of my mind. It’s lyrical gold dust, it’s as deep as a well but touches you like a feather and if you told me that one day taylor would make what is essentially a dance track I would have choked. Is there any genre this girl can’t do??? What a beautiful line as well… ‘dancing with our hands tied’. Only taylor could come up with that. (Side note: this song reminds me of fellow queen of pop Carly Rae Jepson and now I NEED a collab)

Favourite lyrics: ‘I loved you in secret’ ‘we love without reason’ ‘25 years old, how were you to know’ ‘deep blue but you painted me golden’ ‘you said there was nothing in the world that could stop it, I had a bad feeling’ [ALL OF IT]


12. Dress

SO. TAYLOR. In case you didn’t know before, you know now, taylor is a grown woman and she likes sex (on hardwood floors no less). This song should be played over 50 shades of grey the entire way though (then it would be a good film). At this point in the album, there is an element of ‘okay we get it taylor, you really wanna shag joe’ but if Taylor wants to give us an album about sex then you best believe I’m gonna thirst for it. In typical Taylor fashion, it somehow manages to be classy despite essentially being about having her clothes ripped off and screaming ‘ahhhh’ on hardwood floors. The way she carefully sings each syllable and builds the tension to the chorus is something only she could do - It’s not subtle, it’s not the best on the album, but I’m not gonna lie when I say it got a little hot in here. Thank god I’m seeing my boyfriend tomorrow….

Favourite lyrics: ‘out secret moments in a crowded room, they got no idea about me and you’ ‘all of the silence and patience, pining and anticipation, my hands are shaking from holding back from you’


13. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

(Queen of long titles) HOLD ON TO YOUR WIGS LADIES. If you thought LWYMMD was savage, then you are definitely not ready for this. I wasn’t. I didn’t know what to expect from this song but it certainly wasn’t THIS. I am obsessed and I will fight anyone to the end of time who doesn’t agree this is Taylor’s most savage song (yet). Who’s been teaching her how to throw shade over the past 3 years?? Also why was I not invited to this Gatsby party? This song sounds like ‘it’s a hard knock life’ from Annie and now I’m just picturing a Taylor Swift jukebox musical, but anyway…. While there are certainly references, this song isn’t about anyone specific… it’s about the world in 2017. People look to hurt and tear people down more than they do build up, even when they open they’re homes/lives to you…. Taylor Allison Swift isn’t gonna take it anymore. You woke the dragon, don’t blame her. It’s simple, you break something good then you don’t deserve it.’ If you’re going to act like a child then you can’t have nice things. You treat someone like shit, you don’t deserve them.

Favourite lyrics: ‘did you think I wouldn’t hear all the things you said about me’ ‘feeling so Gatsby for that whole year’ ‘so I took an axe to a mended fence’ ‘If only you weren’t so shaaaadddyyy’


14. Call It What You Want

Taylor Swift is in love with a beautiful MAN and you can call it what you want, she doesn’t care. He stayed. He loves her for her. Nothing else matters and I AM DEAD.

Favourite lyrics: ‘they took the crown but it’s all right’ ‘all the liars are calling me one’ ‘you don’t need to save me, but would you run away with me… yes’


15. New Years Day

Don’t. Touch. Me.

Okay so I had literally no idea what to expect from this, from the way secret sessioners TS we’re talking I was thinking maybe All Too Well but happy?

However, no, taylor decided to kill me with this HAPPY BEAUTIFUL MAGIC DIAMOND. I love love love how personal this is. You can just tell that every lyric, eveything she’s singing about is just her remembering. hArDwOoD FlOoR!!!!! We may never know the story and we will never understand the particular feeling - and we don’t have to. The emotion of this song doesn’t come from taylor making us identify with the same feeling, it’s too specific for that. This is a song for the fans, those of us that, above all, just want to see taylor happy. This could be the last song she ever releases and we wouldn’t mind, Safe in the knowledge that Taylor finally found the one. Forevermore.

IM NOT CRYING YOU ARE

Favourite lyrics: ALL. OF. IT.

In conclusion:

She’s done it again, but then really, what did we expect? I stan a legend

anonymous asked:

whats the books name ?

Blood Lines.

Though I am not sure it is currently available anywhere, because I need to sort out various tax things out which I have avoided doing. Also, because I kind of want it to disappear and die so I can re self-publish it one day like it deserves. 

I am so fond of the universe and the characters, I really need to come back to it one day! My writing style at 18 just didn’t do it as much justice as I could do for it now. But you guys would love my villain. Marco Carmel. Demon Lord. Still my eternal fave. And my protagonist. Really, all the characters are great. I love them so much. 

In a world ruled by Underworld Variations, being human, an Overworld Variation, is not a good thing. Fifteen year old Susannah Skelsby knows this intimately. In a city of magic, torn and devastated by gang warfare and the seething undertones of civil upheaval and oppression, the best survival tactic is to keep her head down. Resistance is not tolerated, the Declarations are absolute, and the punishment for disobedience is death. She should have known better than to start breaking all the rules.