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After Laughter Summary
  • Hard Times: National anthem of 2016
  • Rose Colored Boy: For An Optimist I'm Pretty Pessimistic
  • Told You So: So Talking Heads that it hurts
  • Forgiveness: If you like one this check out Shura
  • Fake Happy: This could even have been a more appropriate title for the whole album
  • 26: Beautifully melancholic
  • Pool: Love song that uses graphic drowning imagery
  • Grudges: "Welcome back Zac!"
  • Caught In The Middle: May contain my favourite Paramore lyric ever
  • Idle Worship: "Please don't put me on a pedestal"
  • No Friend: "It's not me, it's you. Actually it's the taxidermy of you and me. Untie the balloons from around my neck-"
  • Tell Me How: *Side eyes at Jeremy Davis*
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After Laughter is the fifth studio album by American rock band Paramore. It was released on May 12, 2017, through Fueled by Ramen as a follow-up to Paramore, their 2013 self-titled album.

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It seems that way, doesn’t it?

This girl has had a strange power from birth, it’s not helpful in anyway, more of a burden in her mind. Everyday her eye color changes to the first thing she sees after waking up, trying hard to keep her eyes a normal color everyday, she set up her entire room to be brown. One day she wakes up to her brother and he has a wildly unnatural hair color. Tell me how her day goes.

School can be exhausting so these are my ways of dealing with stress and I’m, obviously, not an expert, but it helped me.

Take a bath

Get a bath bomb, shave your legs, and just relax in the warm water

Get an adult coloring book

I can’t tell you how much getting a coloring book helped me with stress. When I have free time, or a free class, or I just feel like coloring, I get my coloring book and just start.

Draw / doodle

Have a sketchbook where you can draw little things, or even big things. Draw random stuff that comes to your mind to free your thoughts. If you are bad at drawing, don’t worry cause it’s your private thing and you don’t have to show this to anyone.

Paint 

Same as drawing but this time instead of just a pencil, use watercolors or ink or markers, whatever you want and have. Create a masterpiece and if you like it pin it on your wall to remind you that you can do great things!

Do some origami

You have a ton of YouTube videos of how to do some basic origami. Fold your paper and enjoy your finished work.

Stretch 

After a study session, stretch from head to toe. You will feel better because blood will easily come to your brain and you won’t have any back pain for sitting too long.

Exercise

Every day, at morning or at night (or both if you are available) do some exercises for 20-30 minutes. If you are not that into exercising, you could dance with some up-beat music like nobody is watching.

Go for a quick run or ride a bike for 5 minutes

It will boost your energy and you will go outside and see the actual sun, or even clouds. Fresh air is really important for your health, so are little things that boost your energy. 

Listen to music

Maybe you are listening to music while studying, but listening to music while doing nothing else is also great. On the ride on the bus/train or whatever you’re taking, get some headphones and jam to your favourite music.

Take a nap

You come from school exhausted and you know you need to study, but it’s really hard for you to focus, just take a nap. Or if you are studying for 3-4 hours straight for that test tomorrow or writing a extra long essay - take a nap. 15-20 minutes is enough.

Get a diary or journal and write it down

Recently I started again writing into a diary (I haven’t done that since I was 12-13) and I can’t tell you how much better I feel after writing my thoughts down on paper. For me, writing with a pen/pencil instead of typing had me more focused on actually freeing my thoughts, but if you want to type you can. Also, it is funny to read some of your daily entries after a couple of years.

Meditate

Lay on your back, or sit on a comfortable chair, close your eyes and just breathe. Try not to think of your work, or problems and just breathe. If you are religious, you can also pray.

Clean your room

Clear room = clear mind. Having a nice and tidy room helps me more to focus and not to think of the mess surrounding me. Also, cleaning can be calming and stress relieving, if you focus on cleaning instead of your thoughts.

Drink a glass of water

You will be more hydrated and feel much better. So just drink your water.

Eat a fruit

It’s healthy and sweet, what else is there to say about?

I hope some of those help you. Keep in mind that you, obviously, don’t have to everything everyday. Doing a few of these will really be beneficial for your mental health and your body.

Sending much love to you all, V. ❤

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oh wow look at this i am now selling these on redbubble as posters and shirts..and some other stuff

if you think the color or contrast is too light or dark please contact me and ill try to change it

courier on the run: here

the yellow king: it here

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After Laughter Album Artworks

Art direction and design: Scott Cleary

Photography for artwork: Ken Tisuthiwongse

Band photography: Lindsey Byrnes

Packaging Production: Brian Ranney