the hard graft

after leaving the most prestigious military school in the country(and being the only Catboi to do so) fabian gets drafted from the age of 18-22 in a disastrous war, ends up leading his little squadron. its four yrs of hard graft, basically shreds up his naivety, also shreds up his arm, he makes some good friends but they mostly die. The End.

Was told I don’t work hard by someone the other day

I’m sorry, but clocking loads of hours at a dayjob working your butt off not spending a penny on yourself instead investing all your money into recording equipment, buying a macbook, hd camera, audio interface, microphone etc. Practising guitar every day, practising singing so I don’t sound terrible anymore, writing songs every single day, day in day out, promoting as much as I can, talking to as many people as I can, not going seeing mates cause I’ve gotta work on shit, that’s working hard. Their logic was “He messaged me about his music therefore he’s not working hard”

Yeah, good one, don’t judge someone when you have no idea what they’re about

The plastic sun shines
Through the carrier bag lamp
A room full of ghosts
Digesting their illness

The sky decorated
cartoon pill shapes
acid reflux in my brain,
overworked

Birds line the curtains
Picking pollen from
Two-Dimensional flowers
With eyes shut,
No darker than a kaleidoscope

Imaginary claws hang to pick you out of the sky
they grapple like the sharp teeth of the sharks that stalk my mind

Plastic sun comes alive like lightning
Strike the desert sands
Flood the monument
Flood the gorge
Graft hard small soldiers
Do their best to to repair the barrage from my thoughtless mind

White bars like gold bars
toy cars, legs like rebar
somehow they shift
and land in a fast car
after brown snakes filled with plant matter make their 3 puff pass

White bars like gold bars
Like toy cars, bones like rebar
soften and bend at the benzo liquid gold heat

A room full of ghosts fall asleep.

Su/19/Feb/2017/21:31

I work at McDonald’s.

There, I said it. I’m not ashamed of the fact that my employer is a global corporation which offers extensive training and experience opportunities for young people. I’m not ashamed of the fact that regardless of the stereotypes attributed to McDonald’s employees, the majority of our workforce (at least here in the UK,) is attending university and simultaneously managing to hold down a job at an incredibly busy establishment.

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Freedom is not a reward or a decoration that you toast in champagne. On the contrary, it’s hard graft and a long-distance run, all alone, very exhausting. Alone in a dreary room, alone in the dock before the judges, and alone to make up your mind, before yourself and before the judgement of others. At the end of every freedom there is a sentence, which is why freedom is too heavy to bear.
—  Albert Camus, The Fall
Freedom is not a reward or a decoration that you toast in champagne. On the contrary, it’s hard graft and a long-distance run, all alone, very exhausting. Alone in a dreary room, alone in the dock before the judges, and alone to make up your mind, before yourself and before the judgement of others. At the end of every freedom there is a sentence, which is why freedom is too heavy to bear.
—  Albert Camus, The Fall
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» “Just graft hard work, I guess. We just kept banging down doors. We never waited for anything. We never expected anything to be given to us. So, instead of sitting there on our asses doing nothing, we were like let’s get up and let’s get a van. Every step of the way, we didn’t think we’d get put on the front of a magazine or on TV and blow up overnight. It was genuine grafted word of mouth. We’re really proud of it. We’re really proud of where we’ve come to.”

After four years of seriously hard graft, I finally have a 1st Class MArts degree in Linguistics. Time to close this chapter and open the next. On to even bigger, better things 🎓🎉

The Guardian: Hozier review – congregation-worthy songwriter blues

10th January, 2016

“Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Two years hard graft shows in the singer’s stagecraft and songwriting: he’s worthy of this sell-out crowd’s adoration

[…] 

Songs from his eponymous debut album, seem well-suited to the Usher Hall’s grand, gothic setting, the chain-gang moans and evil organ blasts reverberating through the sold-out crowd. Even if you were to strip out his six-piece band – including a cellist and two gifted backing vocalists – there’s a sense that Hozier’s songwriting would stand up. It’s evidenced by the spare, haunting duet In a Week, where he exchanges spidery guitar and vocal lines with guest singer Karen Cowley about reuniting on another plain while their bodies are gnawed by foxes. [..]


Brooklyn Beckham Celebrates Passing All Of His GCSEs With His Famous Family

As if to stick two fingers up to the haters who grumble about famous kids getting everything handed to them on a silver platter, Brooklyn Beckham has proven once again that actually, he’s as normal as every other sixteen year old on the planet.

And yes, that includes taking his GCSE exams and eagerly awaiting the results.

Thankfully, all of the up-and-coming model’s hard work and graft paid off, with Brook taking to his Instagram account last night to reveal that he had passed all of his exams - and even had the congratulatory cake to prove it. 

YOU GO, BROOKLYN - YOU STAR PUPIL, YOU.

It is unknown whether or not the teen will continue with further education or just take his GCSE results and run headfirst into a sparkling career, but we’re sure that either way he’s going to have a pretty fan-ruddy-tastic life.

Brooklyn seemingly spent the day celebrating his big brain with the rest of his family, with dad David taking to his own social media account to share an adorable photo of his eldest embracing younger brothers Romeo and Cruz on one of the family’s many hikes.

The former footballer captioned the touching snap with: “Brothers in arms 💙💙💙 my gorgeous boys”, and has clearly been taking some tips from his son’s arty Instagram account by slapping on the black and white filter to boot.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn shared an all-too-rare snapshot of his four-year-old sister Harper’s face, cleverly hidden by her hand that showed off the manicure mum Victoria had treated her to earlier this week.

All in all, it’s just been another awesome week in the land of the Beckhams.