this is the best music video ever

questions thing

Tagged by the super wonderful @flightofthedragon :)

to answer some questions:

1. One thing you would change in your personality?

number one: be less shy :)

2. What is your DA rare pair?

Cass and Varric   ;) and maybe Inquisitor/Abelas :)

3. A song that made you cry?

I don’t think it ever happened, and I’m actually quite emotional. I try not to concentrate on lyrics when I listen to music, so maybe that’s why :p

4. The best movie ever?

Blade Runner, always.

5. Food you will never eat?

any animal organ that is not meat (except for liver maybe, I can eat that)

6. Your celebrity crush?

ehhhh  I have this thing for Jon Snow wearing all that fur cloaks right now. But it’s more because of the character than Kit Harington himself I guess.

7. Your favorite DA location and why?

Frostback Basin because I really like that story and also the beautiful scenery in Jaws of Hakkon DLC. And just for aesthetic reason: Emprise du Lion, all that blue and red (and pretty Dragons!).

8. You’re a night or a morning person?

definitely night :) but I still need to get up early and it’s always so painful :D

9. You have any tattoos?

no. I once thought about covering a scar I have on my foot with a tattoo, even found designs I loved but then I though I may get bored with it and then what? :D so it probably won’t ever happen.

10. How many languages you speak?

2 - Polish and English. I knew quite a bit of Spanish but I forgot most of it, it was so many years ago and I haven’t used it since. Then I can also read some French but I’m not able to say anything :p 

11. Where would you most like to visit?

some great landscapes with vast spaces, also anywhere where mountains meet the sea… so, I would revisit Scotland any day if I could, and I’m dreaming about visiting Patagonia, New Zealand and all those amazing national parks in US :)

Originally posted by flyngdream

12. What’s the best book you’ve read?

oh no, it’s difficult to pick one, maybe Wind-up bird chronicle by Murakami. 

13. Who is your favourite BioWare character?

hehe Solas?

14. Who’s your least preferred BioWare character?

Kaidan (aaahh sorry!) even though I romanced him and stayed so faithful. for unknown reason he annoyed me so much, maybe it was the voice?

15. What’s your favourite game?

I’ll stick to Planescape Torment.

16. What’s your spirit animal?

IDK, so I made a test and got a tiger :) 

17. Cake or ice cream?

cake like a cream cake? then ice cream, salted caramel please :) but if it’s a brownie or any other chocolate cake, the cake would win.

18. Dogs or cats?

I have to say dogs because I cannot get near cats. I’ve became so allergic, especially to black cats. It’s annoying, so many of my friends keep cats and now I cannot visit them anymore :( sometimes I take lots of pills and go anyways and then I cannot stop myself from playing with their cats and 2 hours later and cannot breath…

19. What was your favourite DA romance?

Solas and Fenris, because anything else was pleasant when it lasted but then I quickly forgot all about them.

20. Do you prefer sunshine or are you a winter person?

Sun please, give me sun, it’s such a crappy summer this year, at least here in the north of Poland. I love my garden and I could barely use it this year :(


I’d like to tag (but only if you want to!): @thevikingwoman @galadrieljones @smuttine @littleblue-eyedbird @kejj @tel-abelas-mofo @dreadhobo @lisutarida @hansaera @bearly-tolerable @love-in-nature

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PLEASE WATCH THE CREDITS FOR EXTRA INFORMATION!!

I’ve been working on this since March of 2013, so it’s been a long time coming! You can see more about it by browsing the posts here.

This is an animated music video for the Alternian ancestors–characters in the webcomic Homestuck whose epic story is only ever relayed via exposition. This gave me plenty of leeway for creativity, but I did my best to stay as true to what we’re told as possible and I hope you enjoy it!

Song: Protectors of the Earth by Two Steps from Hell
Programs Used: Toon Boom Studio 4.5, Adobe Photoshop CS6, iMovie
My tablet is a Wacom Cintiq

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THE BEST BELLARKE VIDEO I’VE EVER SEEN, I’M IN TEARS. THIS IS OUR SHIP. THIS IS IT. THE MUSIC THE PARALLELS THE ENDING WITH THE STARS AND JASON QUOTE.

so you mean to tell me beyoncé gave us one of the greatest albums i’ve ever heard, combined with a literal art film rather than music videos and put her everything into this literal artistic and musical feat so y’all could give adele best record and album of the year for basically rereleasing her last two albums with new and terrible vocals

k.

Let’s talk for a bit, because I’ve known about this for a while and I think now’s a good time to explain how I feel about using music not originally written for OC’s. This might be a lengthy read, because it’s personal. This vid was one of the first to use Tokyovania as Ink Sans’ theme.

I absolutely love when music can be associated with a character. I think it’s magical when a track makes you think of something you love or enjoy, and I love seeing messages or comments that I track I wrote would fit someone’s OC, because it feels special. Originally, this video was meant to be a tribute, with my track as the proposed theme, and I didn’t worry about it. After all, I didn’t write Tokyovania for Ink Sans, I wrote it for personal reasons, and I was sure most would understand that.

After a few months, it started to catch on for some reason that this indeed was written for him. A few other tribute vids were posted, and my name was nowhere to been seen as the artist of the track. On some videos, the name was also changed to Inklovania. The “Tokyo” was just erased, on a song containing the melody of “Tokyo Teddy Bear”, an incredibly special track I adored in 2014-2015. 

Back then I was in high school. It was me against the world, and I had two friends. Things became rough around September in 2015, and I’ll keep the events hidden because they’re not something I need a reminder of. By December I was alone, and I had nowhere to turn but to music. I walled myself off and focused on composing, and being quietly alone all the time eventually led to the idea of Undertronic.

It was around this time that I decided to compose a remix of Tokyo Teddy Bear, as it’s a song I associate with wishing I could be anywhere else when things aren’t great. Seeing as I was also remixing Undertale at the time, I thought I’d combine it with another track, as a particular character was also in the same situation as I was, in terms of emotion.

In short, it was a special little remix to me and it would stay that way until Ink Sans became involved. Like I mentioned, I love when others use my music for OC’s, but I started to realize there was something wrong when I was accused of stealing this theme from Ink Sans, that it solely belonged to him, that I didn’t write it and I was a terrible person.

And the list goes on and was almost constant. To many, I’ve been disregarded as the artist of the track because “It doesn’t matter who wrote it,” and nothing hurts more to a musical artist than having a personal song be taken, even accidentally, from you and it suddenly becomes something else. The meaning behind the song no longer matters, and no matter what I do, this song will always be known as his theme. 

It feels like a inconceivable back-stab knowing that literally millions believe this is his theme. I don’t even want to know how many would believe I stole the track from an OC, as if an actual artist doesn’t exist and the track magically created itself. Months went by, then a year went by, and I was very bitter about this track and the accusations I kept receiving. Finally I decided to write a response, and this response was “Tokyovania Control.”

I wrote in the description that I didn’t like the old Tokyovania. This is only partially true. I loved it for what it represented to me, I hated it for how I was being treated because of it.

If you may have noticed, I included new lyrics for Tokyovania Control. It was a slightly hidden, but direct message to how I felt, and it started at 0:53. Breakdown of the meaning is in the brackets.

How’d I get this feeling?  [How’d it come to this?]
I am running from this beauty,  [I am running from Tokyovania.]
Misunderstood or  [It’s been misunderstood what the track is about.]
Whom it’s made for?  [Who was the track made for? Even I’m not sure now.]
There’s no purpose,  [The song has lost its original meaning.]
Words are worthless.  [Explaining/arguing won’t do anything.]
Well, it’s still charming.  [I still adore the track though. It was special to me.]
I’d say “Sorry.”  [Sorry, it was my mistake to let harsh words harm me.]
“My mistake to let it harm me.”
“Pardon my writing.”  [Pardon my music, I’m sorry I got in your way, I should be thankful that this track is loved right? Indeed I am selfish for believing my name should be next to Tokyovania.]
Though it hurts, it still sounds special taken from me,
“Heh, oh well.”  [Though it hurts, Tokyovania still sounds special taken from me. There’s nothing I can do now, so oh well.]

It was hidden well, and I didn’t expect anyone to catch on. And I was right, no one figured out why these lyrics were added or what they meant.

So no, I still don’t mind when a track I write is used for an OC’s theme. I only mind when I become non-existent as the producer, because “Who cares who wrote it, just enjoy the music.” I also mind when I am repeatedly told my work doesn’t belong to me, and I’m a horrible person for stealing a theme that belongs to an OC.

It’s one of the reasons I tend to include signature melodies in my music now. I don’t want to be forgotten or disassociated with my work. I don’t want to be told I don’t deserve to be the artist. Is it annoying? To some it is, but it’s a hell of a lot better than going through another Tokyovania situation. Having a track recognized by millions as an OC’s theme scares me much more than having someone simply steal the track, and nothing is worse to a musician than being repeatedly told my work doesn’t belong to me anymore, it belongs to an OC, and I’m scum for thinking otherwise.

I suppose what I’m trying to say, is be careful when you decide to pick songs to represent OC’s or AU’s. You may think no harm will be done, but it’s impossible to tell if something will take off. I don’t think this has ever been discussed before. I haven’t seen any musicians write about this, or share their thoughts. But I am friends with many of the Undertale remixers, and it’s sad to see that this has also been happening to one of my best friends Kamex with his “Your Best Friend” remix:

His music is gorgeous. He’s so kind & doesn’t deserve to be treated this way. If the remix is titled “Undertale Remix”, that does not mean it is an AU Remix. It is a remix for Undertale. But because this theme was used in an AU theme compilation video, the track apparently belongs to Underfresh. Again, no artist apparently exists and track magically created itself. Even worse, he feels he needs to prove it, so far as to say he has the project files if he needs to show it. To some, he’s not even respected as the producer. If you understand how I feel with Tokyovania, you can imagine how he feels as well.

Even Inktale’s creator recognizes Tokyovania as a theme for Ink, though it’s probably accidental.

Which makes me feel even more guilty, because I hate bringing people down. And knowing this wasn’t written for the AU will probably be a disappointing let-down.

So that’s about it, I thought I might as well share my thoughts, now that it’s almost been a year since this has been going on.

On another note, I’ve been working on something for Dusttale and Outertale. The Dusttale track will probably be the next vid, I dunno.

[Edit: I took a look to see if there were any comments marked as held for review, and the first one I find is-]

[The word choice gets more colorful in there.]

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SIAMÉS - “The Wolf”

This is by far one of the best music videos I’ve ever seen. The animation is just to die for, holy shit

Hetalia couple types / headcanons
  • Hongice: that one tumblr couple anways rebloging eachothers posts. Litrally all thier followers ship them
  • Rusame: that one couple that is always teasing eachother. America is the type of boyfriend who pinches russia's ass befire a picture
  • Sufin: EVERYBODY ships them. Finland is oblivious to the fact, and it makes sweden blush a ton
  • Usuk: the secretive couple england is tsundere AF and chooses not to speak of thier relationship. But when they are alone he begs america for cuddles
  • Dennor: the mismatched couple. Den is like a beautiful ray of sunshine and norway could kill you just by glaring at you. They make the most mismatched yet adorable couple ever.
  • Pruaus: the jealous couple. They always try to impress eachother. When prussia gets hit on it makes austria extremely jealous.
  • Fruk: that one couple that nobody actually knows if they are together. When asked they never answer. (Everybody ships it anyways)
  • Giripan: they are ALWAYS cuddling. They would rather stay home and cuddle with thier cats while watching a movie then be out in public.
  • Spamano: the power couple. Everybody wants to be them. They make the most attractive couple ever
  • Pruame: the nerd couple. They love playing video games together. They spend hours on end playing and only get up to eat
  • Rochu: the couple who shares everything. China forgot his pj's at his house? He can borrow russia's. Russia dosent have a place to stay for the night? He can stay at china's. Its cold outside? They can share russia's scarf.
  • Gerita: the adorable couple. They always buy eachother gifts and always seem to be together.
  • Prucan: the music couple. Prussia plays guitar and canada sings. They make the best music together.
  • Aushun: the traveling couple. They love going to beaches, mountains, anywhere as long as they are together.
  • Franada: the couple that is always baking. Canada always brings treats they had made the night before to the world meetings as france watches him lovingly.
  • Pruhun: the couple who fights over the stupidest things. Everybody knows that they really do love eachother no matter how many times hungary kicks prussia out of the house for misplacing her frying pan.
  • Red velvet pancakes: they run a pancake restaurant. They have the best pancakes EVER. They are always competing against the neighboring waffle house.
  • Belhun: runs the waffle house. Red velvet pancakes may have the best pancakes. But they have the best waffles.
  • Lietpol: They throw THE BEST parties. All the nations love them although nobody can beat them at dancing.
  • Turgre: the couple nobody really sees because they are too busy at home. Weather they are reading together, watching a movie, or sleeping together they prefer being inside.
  • Belaliech: the couple NOBODY will mess with. If you lay a hand on lichenstien belarus will slaughter you.

why bare: a pop opera deserves your undivided attention:

- its about two boys in love in a catholic boarding school bitch sign me up ??
- has a self depricating fat girl song like bitch me too tf
- barrett wilbert weed was in a version of it (tho she was in the reworked musical which…is not as good as the original pop opera ok trust me)
- has a high quality recording on youtube (this is the best ver ive ever seen tbh the peter is so precious)
- ITS GAY BITCH JUST FUCKING WATCH IT YOU’RE ALWAYS COMPLAINING ABOUT MUSICALS NOT BEING GAY ENOUGH GO AND WATCH SOME NICHÉ GAY MUSICALS FFS
- the soundtrack has some absolute bangers ok it may not sound like it at first but ? once youve watched it and understood the songs in context youll be obsessed
- It Will Make You Sob (thats right its a sad gay musical)
- imagine modern day catholic spring awakening
- cmon guys we got be more chill (not canonically gay, no video recording) suddenly super popular we can do it for bare (canonically gay, high quality recording)

did f(x) seriously lose a member, reinvent themselves, release a fantastic album, have their first ever concerts sell out + an encore, and release one of the best station songs SM ever had with a music video self filmed and produced by a member herself just to be thrown into the most likely to disband pile? like is this a joke?