the way i tend to be lyrics

Shit, I legit can’t believe it. I made it to 1k followers? What the fuck?!!!! God, it was barely two months ago when I was basically drinking my Vodka out of the bottle in celebration that I got 250 people to follow me. And now the number’s quadrupled and I’m in awe! Thank you all so much for putting up with me and my blog-everything-that-catches-my-fancy ass. You all rock and I love each and everyone of you. I do hope I keep putting out the same content that brought you to my blog and that in some way, you will always find something you like or can reblog or just want to save for a rainy day on said blog. Really, you all are awesome! Thank you.

I just want to give compliments to some of my favourite blogs (they are a lot and I tend to wax lyrical about people I like so you’ve been warned). I wish I could give personalized compliments to all my mutuals but as you would soon read I am a geek when it comes to people I like and I will be writing compliments into the New Year if I decided to compliment everyone. So not everyone’s gotten a personal compliment, but know I love you all.

It’s a long post so the compliments begin after the cut.

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Important State Champs lyrics: The Finer Things/ The Acoustic Things
  • I bet you couldn’t tell that I felt the same way, struggling just to get to the next day. 
  • I can’t be saved. 
  • Holidays tend to make me feel whole again. Rainy days make me feel like the dream is dead. 
  • I can show you what it’s like to be down when you’re all alone. 
  • I’m finally acquiring the state of mind that everything is gonna be alright.
  • Find a way to stay in your skin. 
  • Wouldn’t you know I’ve come to terms? That you wouldn’t even care if I choked up and stopped my breathing 
  • Maybe I’m a bad person. 
  • It only matters if it’s worth it, so does it even matter at all? 
  • I think persistence is this price that we pay in the end 
  • Pain loses so much weight when I leave the ground 
  • Over the line every God damn time, and you’re still waiting on me to let go.
  • Not a sound can be drowned If you don’t stop listening
  • I’m seeing red, and as a result my dreams, were left unsaid, how could this happen to me? 
  • I’m looking past the ones who fell back in the race, you can see it in my face 
  • Thought I was special but you know I wasn’t 
  • My heart’s beating so you know I’m alive 
  • I’m not afraid when I’ve got something left to give 
  • I bet you thought that I would start it again 
  • ALL OF CRITICAL. EVERY LINE.
  • Long live the problem child 
  • Now I don’t think I’ll ever feel like this again 
  • I’m willing to prove you’ve got more fight left in you. 
  • I just wanna be more than a memory. 
  • All of I I’m Lucky because amazing
  • If truth be told I blame the monsters in your head.
  • We’ll raise the stakes and show them that we’re different
  • I know I don’t say it but I love you too and it’s starting to make sense

Around The World And Back (x)

music headcanons! (i’m sorry for submitting it but i didn’t wanna send seven hundred asks lmao)

Lance and Hunk love trashy pop and really upbeat songs and they know all the lyrics. hunk tends to blast his music while he’s working on his lion or cooking and loudly sing along and that’s when people know not to bother him. he’s that one guy who will start singing when someone says a sentence that sounds like a song. 

lance uses headphones but plays his music way too loud so everyone can hear him anyways. lance doesn’t sing along but he does mouth the lyrics and dance along so everyone thinks he looks ridiculous anyways (pidge has recorded him once or twice) also sometimes quietly hums mexican songs his mother used to play at home while he’s alone or doing menial tasks (sometimes very quietly sings the lyrics in spanish as well but stops as soon as he hears anyone coming close)

keith (mixing it with autistic keith headcanon) has headphones and wears them pretty often around the castle. everyone wonders what kinda music he listens to. lance jokes classical since he’s so boring, pidge guesses 80s music since the mullet. turns out 99% of the time keith isn’t listening to anything and is just wearing the headphones to dull the noise around him. when he does listen to music it’s a very short playlist of songs he made with shiro years ago filled with calming songs. he usually only uses it when he has trouble sleeping.

pidge puts on earphones with the intention of listening to music while they work, and most of the times just forgets to even start the music. has a collection of edm and songs hunk and lance got stuck in their head from singing so often, and a few old rock songs that their father used to like. everyone makes fun of pidge for liking daft punk because robots but pidge just likes the repetitive music because it helps concentrate on their work. jokes about how music today is bad and nobody appreciates classics like the beatles anymore (pidge actually doesn’t care much for songs made before the 90s)

shiro has obviously lost touch with music, and has no device to listen to it anyways. hums to himself a lot, a lot of the time little tunes he made up himself, sometimes bits and pieces of songs that he remembers hearing once. hearing keith’s mix helped a bit since he did help make it so when he hears the songs he gets some of his memories back and has more concise tunes to hum. turns out most of the songs he remembers are the opening to television shows and commercial jingles.

shiro actually used to be a big fan of musicals and pidge is the only other one who knows the songs as well, so sometimes shiro and pidge will hang out trying to get shiro to remember the words. (turns out matt was actually the one who liked musicals, and the songs they both know are the ones matt used to sing really often. pidge doesn’t have the heart to tell shiro.) 

Occasionally when everyone is together (training, eating dinner, just hanging out, etc) someone will start singing Bohemian rhapsody and then everyone starts singing along really aggressively and by the end theyre all doing air guitars and head banging and jumping and allura and coran are incredibly confused 

sometimes during training in the lions hunk will mutter songs from the lion king and lance will start singing really loudly and out of tune and keith tells them to shut up but then pidge starts singing too and shiro hums along and keith just sighs and sings along in monotone (by the end of the songs they’re all laughing though)

suzumicchi  asked:

Your AU is so detailed and fascinating to follow, it's super motivating to me to work on my own canon divergence AU I've had floating around in my head. I don't know if you work that way (I know a great deal of people who don't) but do you have an own personal soundtrack for the AU, too, aside from the music the game itself provides? (Does the question even make sense? Either way, musical inspiration is always super interesting to me…)

I’m honored to hear that I am inspiring your work!

Music plays a large part in creating inspiration for my work, so you’re not alone! Hell, the titles my AU is also a song lyric (it’s “Staying” by Koda)! Although I tend to lean more heavily on soundtracks and instrumentals, so aside from the amazing large and beautiful soundtrack that Fire Emblem Fates already has, I’m always compiling playlists and themes lists for characters and plot moments. For this story, at least, the primary soundtracks I draw from is NieR: Gestalt, Hiroyuki Sawano, Tales of Zestiria, and Code Geass.

Another fun thing I do when looking into music is to look for any hints of any Fire Emblem Fates’ theme in other pieces of music, mostly because one of my favorite things in soundtracks is when they have a cohesive series of leitmotifs running through the entire thing. So then I find tracks like that one moment in the overture theme for the Wu Kingdom in Dynasty Warriors 8 that carries a little, just a little bit of “Lost in Thoughts, All Alone”. Or how that one part of THE UNIVERS by Hiroyuki Sawano has a bit of Awakening’s leitmotif in it.

Music in turn is often a great avenue for me to seek out other sources of inspiration. To be honest, Dynasty Warriors got me to learn more about Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which was pretty helpful for building the world for both Hoshido and Nohr, even if it’s just a very small part. Sometimes I seek out music from lesser used sites and come up with pretty great finds, like Presence of Music and Windsphere (although admittedly, I only know these sites because I used to be into Hetaoni years ago).

Honestly, I could go on for days and posts about all the enormous collection of music, in fact, maybe I should just make more music posts to share and share my thoughts, if anyone wants me to (I think I already have a music tag). I say this because I think I should probably space my posts out and not flood the blog with a lot of music posts. I already make a habit of punctuating some of the scripted chapters on AO3 with links to music (with extra information in case the music link breaks), and attach music designated as character themes to any of the posted bios, usually in their titles.

Fates dancer au feat. The royal siblings

so for the past hour ive been sitting around watching youtube videos and thinking about a Fates royals siblings dance AU. 

I hope you enjoy my dance rambling 


So all the siblings (minus Ryoma) go to some famous fancy school of the arts that teaches classes from toddler’s ballet to world class ballroom, and all the siblings meet their counterpart along the way. 

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anonymous asked:

Hey Jen :) now we all know you're a big fan of Ed (aren't we all) but I was wondering what is your least favourite Ed song, like mainstream one's not his fetus stuff (doesn't mean you hate it, if you get what i mean) because we all have one right? For me quite frankly I often skip The Man just because I feel like it's dark and I don't wanna put myself in a sad mood, but I still love the lyrics and meaning ahaha but I digress. Thanks

Hi! So you mean least favorite of the songs from + and x? Hmm… well, you’re right that I’m a big fan, so I love most of Ed’s songs, and even with the ones I don’t love, I usually can find something about them that I admire in some way even if I do tend to skip them when they come up on shuffle. But that being said, there are two songs from x that I’ve probably only listened to all the way through once or twice and have skipped every other time, and those are The Man and Even My Dad Does Sometimes. From +, the songs I usually skip are Sunburn, Wake Me Up, and This. Out of these five, The Man is my least favorite by quite a wide margin. But I can find at least one thing to like about the other four even though I never listen to them. 

Kind of a negative ask, isn’t it? It’s much more fun to talk about all the songs we really love! Lucky for us, Ed is a phenomenal songwriter, so there are a lot of amazing songs to choose from. :)  

tag thing

Rules: Put your music on shuffle, list the first nine songs and your favorite lyrics from each song. Tag nine people!
tagged by @nolongertainted my fellow soukoku trash thank you bless

(also most of my non-weeaboo lyric stuff is on my disorganised spotify so I’m just putting 9 songs like I like rn if that’s okay!)

1. Tokimeki Buruingaku- AZALEA
“It’s not something on paper, but much more personal, That’s why research is necessary, Help me unravel this mystery” Because sometimes I feel a disconnection to thoughts and feelings as someone who is both logical and way too perceptive in feelings, my view can get really muddled up, and I tend to overthink things…this song’s also just really calming and pretty~

2. Mijuku DREAMER- Aqours
“Words are not enough, As there aren’t enough words to do it justice - that’s why we fail to connect, But I hated the fact, That we drifted apart, it’s always been on my mind” See number one, the whole song is nostalgic but really fresh, and the fact that I always worry about the future reminds me that things will turn out okay…

3. Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
“I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky, Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity” all the bungou stray dog trash knows why ;) 

4. Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen
“I see a little shilouetto of a man, SCARAMOUCHE SCARAMOUCHE WILL YOU DO THE FANDANGOOOOO” it gets stuck in my head and everytime it does I just imagine Dazai just saying this to Chuuya literally all the time

5. Run- Daughter
“Just the beating of hearts like two drums in the grey” Wordplay ayyyy also thank you anon that introduced me to Daughter 

6. Freeze Your Brain- Heathers
“Seems everytime I’m about to despair there’s a 7-11 right there~” I just had a slushie, but the whole song is beautiful

7. Dead Girl Walking (Reprise)- Heathers
“I wish your dad were good, I wish grownups understood, I wish we met before they convinced you life is war, I wish you’d come with me- I WISH I HAD MORE TNT” you just see how desperate Veronica and J.D are holy shit it’s so powerful dang

8. In Short- Edges: A song Cycle
“Maybe it’s wrong to wish death on someone You had so much love for But since we shared so much It makes me want to kill you more!” The way everyone sings this is so chipper and happy and I am a complete sucker for happy-sounding songs with cathartic angry murderous lyrics. (If any y’all have some please lemme know I eat that up like custard cannoli)

9. Help- Pink Guy
“I wake every morning sinking halfway through the bottom, there’s a loud distorted screaming in my soul” See In short, no matter how depressing it is I love chipper happy songs with underlying or screaming horrible lyrics about how much pain (I’m in) 

well that was pretty edgy oops

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DAY #3

Judging eyes of an owl
In the mirror
Are staring at me in the dark
They tend to forget where I have been
They can’t see the watermark
Proof that the flood inside of me
Drowned my spark

But don’t forget
I have swum
Don’t forget
I have made it to dawn
Don’t forget
I have made my way into this foam
That keeps on pouring down
Burning into my eyes

Don’t forget
I’m still here ready to roll the dice
No matter how hard I have strived

—  5 days of: JUDGMENT

Good morning, John.

I’m not gonna say I’m a bad writer. I think I’m a pretty good writer. But I will say that I generally write my best stuff when I’m not doing what people consider “writing.” I’m not that interested in metaphor or lyricism or beautiful language, at least not for their own sakes. I don’t tend to think about how words sound beyond rhythm. I mostly strive to say the most with the least number of words and to communicate complicated things as simply as possible.

But sometimes there are just things that can’t be said that way, which often leaves me unable to communicate effectively the things I feel are most important.

My dog died. She got cancer, osteosarcoma, which is very common in greyhounds. Nobody knows why. It almost always metastasizes immediately to the lungs and the only treatment is amputation, which is painful and short term, and many dog owner choose to simply manage the pain, which is what we did.

And now, I’m very sad. I’m sad in a weird way where I will forget why I’m sad while still being sad and I will think, “Why am I so sad?” and then I will remember and feel guilty for having forgotten. I’m sad in a way where sometimes I won’t even have thoughts; I will only have sadness, and my mind will interject and ask, “Why am I crying?” and there will be no reason. Just the crying.

I don’t pretend to have known the mind of my dog. I will never understand how she thought of me or how she understood her own life. Really all I can know of my dog is the effects she had on me, and that, I suppose, somewhat selfishly, is the important thing?

Lemon was a dog, and she was my dog, and she was special and valuable and amazing, but also not any of those things. In every way, she was just another dog. She wasn’t a treasure, but she was my treasure. We all get so caught up in living in such a big world with oversized people making their mark and maybe we think that in order to be valuable, we have to be like that. Even if the mark we make is made of dirty, ugly, and easily wiped away, we should be making a mark as well.

But, look, Lemon was a dog. Just another dog. Lots of people liked her, but she was just a dog. But, damn it, if I didn’t think she was important, damn it if she hasn’t left a hole in my heart. Nothing matters but to each other. And Lemon mattered to me.

People always asked me when meeting Lemon if she was a rescue. I was always kind of uncomfortable saying yes, even though I guess it’s technically true. But it’s not as if I got her as an act of good will. We adopted Lemon because we wanted a dog, and because greyhounds are good dogs. They’re relaxed and loving and adorable; how could we consider this an act of charity? Buying for a small fee a cuddle companion and a reason to get out of bed on Sunday mornings and somebody to blame your farts on. We didn’t rescue Lemon; we just got a dog.

But I didn’t really get what was in it for me. Because as much as her life got better after she was adopted, after living life not abused, but more as livestock than a pet, my life must have gotten better than hers. Because in valuing Lemon, noble and ridiculous and just another dog, I learned that feeling valued and knowing that you matter is much more about how you think of others than about how others think of you.

And that’s just one of the thousand things that that dumb dog taught me and…and I guess is still teaching me.

Thanks, Lemon.

John, I’ll see you on Tuesday.

— 

Hank Green

Thanks, Lemon

RIP Lemon Green

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Evil Empire Turns 20
I spent some time with Zach De La Rocha once. This was pretty recently, and in a strictly non-work capacity. We've got a mutual friend, and we happened to be in the same place at the same time. It took a minute to even register the reality that I was sitting there talking to a guy I'd idolized decades ago. There are famous people who will always carry themselves like famous people, long after their fame fades. That's not De La Rocha. He's warm and generous — quiet, but in a friendly way. Once he warms up, he tells some truly mind-boggling stories. When he talked about his past, it was with a sort of shaken disbelief — as if his run as the world's most important rock star was a traumatic period that he was still trying to wrap his head around. He seemed like he doesn't get out that much. I really liked him, and I got the sense that I'd like him just the same if he was just some random guy I'd met at a party, if he'd worked at a bank or a gas station. He was emphatically not the person

Evil Empire turns 20 tomorrow (April 16) and I’ve listened to it straight through every day for the past several months as a way to reflect on it. I’ve been thinking about what this album means to me and whether I could write something that wasn’t totally banal. This article nails it. I generally tend to rank the tracks on EE higher than anything else in their catalogue because of the lyrical abstraction, which this author grasps. Structurally, the songs on EE have similar repetitive patterns as s/t, but it’s not clear to me yet if it’s any different than the average song. However, whereas s/t was heavy on the easy to grasp slogans, EE is thematically deeper and darker and as this author notes, the lines require some time to fully deconstruct. In my humble estimation, EE’s function was to build a bridge between voices of growing mass discontent in the US w/the struggle of indigenous farmers in Southern Mexico trying to retain their lands. If nothing else EE is the soundtrack to the construction of that bridge. EE was a make or break moment for them in the spotlight. Despite the heavy focus on the second track, I think the overlooked aspects of the record only underscore their growth and mission.

Say what you will about their approach and whether they were a “failed experiment”. All I can definitively say is that this band opened some doors for me that I may have never found otherwise–not just politically and socially, but I’d go as far to say emotionally and consciously. I am indebted and have committed myself to paying it forward. To say Rage was a failed experiment is to imply I, and anyone else who “woke up” because of this band, has failed. And I wholeheartedly reject that claim.

I still remember being 10 years old and borrowing this CD from a neighbor in 1996. The course of my life was created that day.