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The Lord of the Wedding Rings: The Return of the King - iguana’s 2017 HELLsinki Worlds recap

This is it guys, the last big competition before the Olympics. So much potential for great skates, great disasters and great distress; this competition did not fail to deliver. Nor did the announcers, who were screaming out names and scores as if it were a wrestling match. And it was, in one way or another. Albeit a sparklier one. For a brief couple of days, we thought Javier Fernandez was gonna win his 3rd consecutive World title and I almost had those memes ready but at the same time I knew coming from behind like a wrecking ball was Yuzuru Hanyu’s specialty. To nobody’s surprise Evgenia Medvedeva broke a record; to everyone’s surprise, she only broke it in the long program. Meanwhile, Wenjing Sui and Cong Han’s blues for koolk brought the pairs crown back to China and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir purple rained on Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron’s parade. Let’s start the recap!

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Timshel: Arrow 5x18 Review (Disbanded)

I love Mumford and Sons. They are one of my favorite bands. If you ever get the chance to see them live, please do. They are one of the rare talents who actually sound better in person. One of my favorite songs is “Timshel.” (Their live performance is stunning.) I always think of Oliver Queen and John Diggle whenever I hear this song.

Timshel by Mumford and Sons

Cold is the water
It freezes your already cold mind
Already cold, cold mind
And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand
Hold your hand

And you are the mother
The mother of your baby child
The one to whom you gave life
And you have your choices
And these are what make man great
His ladder to the stars

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand
Hold your hand

But I will tell the night
And whisper, “Lose your sight”
But I can’t move the mountains for you

The word “timshel” was in the back of my mind as I watched “Disbanded.” John Steinbeck built his entire novel “East of Eden” around it. “Timshel” is referenced in the story of Cain and Abel.  It’s a Hebrew word that means “Thou mayest.” It has a variety of definitions, even in Hebrew, but Steinbeck settled on “Thou mayest” because of the meaning behind it. The character Lee, a Chinese servant, explains in “East of Eden”:

“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—'Thou mayest'—that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if "Thou mayest'—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.’” (24.2.73)

Ultimately, it is free will Steinbeck is exploring. “Thou mayest” means mankind is neither compelled to be good nor doomed to evil. We have a choice. Mumford and Sons is exploring the same theme in their song- all we have are our choices. And that is how John Diggle reaches Oliver Queen tonight.

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Marauders Playlists -- Part 2 ("Today’s” Music)

Just some songs that I associate with the Marauders and Lily :)

James Potter:

Sirius Black:

Remus Lupin:

Peter Pettigrew:

Lily Evans:

Cait :)

“You make me happy, whether you know it or not.”- Happy // NSN

“I mean damn, what’s not to adore?”- Trouble // NSN

“The more I think about, the more I want to let you know that everything you do is super duper cute and I can’t stand it.”- Can’t stand it // NSN

“Ever think what if we never met? Everything is just an accident. A happy accident.” - Happy accident // Saint Motel

“Everything you say it sounds like sweet talk to my ears. You could yell ‘piss off! Won’t you stay away?’ It’ll still be sweet talk to my ears.”- Sweet talk // Saint Motel

“You’re the only one worth seeing. The only place worth being.”- Cold Cold Man // Saint Motel

“2 am too tired to sleep, when what you wants not what you need, and when these walls don’t feel like home, remember that you’re not alone.”- Just keep breathing // We the kings

“You’re an angel, grab your halo, let’s fly tonight. Cause I’m never going down, I’m never giving up, I’m never gonna leave so put your hands up.”- Say you like me // We the Kings

“When the world falls into pieces, you’ll be my one voice of reason. When I can’t face all my demons, you’re the one I believe in.”- Queen of hearts // We the Kings

“Run, baby, run. Don’t ever look back. They’ll tear us apart if you give them a chance.”- Check yes, Juliet // We the kings

“I try not to get attached but your so cool and I’m such a fool for you.”- Miss yer kiss // SWMRS

“Tell me where you’re goin’ is there room for me?”- D'you have a car // SWMRS

“My head hurts, but without you it’s worse.”- My head hurts // Waves

“I’d wait here forever just to see you smile… I want you to know, through everything I won’t let this go, these words are my heart and soul.”- With me // Sum 41

“Are you okay? You can talk to me… Hey kid think you got a sec? I can call you. I just want to check in.”- The return of the waterboy // Modern Baseball

“Boy, I want you to be happy. Free to run, get dizzy on caffeine. Funny friends that make you laugh. Maybe you’re just a little bit dappy.”- Youth // Glass Animals

“You are out of my league, all the things I believe. You are just the right kind and you are more than just a dream.” -Out of my league // Fitz and the Tantrums

“You ask me what I’ve been doing with my time, I’ve been searching for you.”- She’s casual // The Hunna

“I guess we’re made from the same weird stuff, being a loser with you doesn’t suck.”- Loser // Julian moon

“Death is at your doorstep and it will steal your innocence but it will not steal your substance. You are not alone in this.”- Timshel // Mumford and sons

“Hey, don’t write yourself off yet. It’s only in your head you feel left out and looked down on. Just try your best. Try everything you can. And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away.”- The Middle // Jimmy eat world

“This is the first day of my life. Glad I didn’t die before I met you. But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you, and I would probably be happy.”- First day of my life // Bright eyes

“Send me your location, let’s focus on communicating, cause I just need the time and place to come through.”- Location // Khalid

“I love every little thing about you baby don’t you know? I even love when you’re mad and you’re so frustrated even though you make my simple life complicated, don’t go. Nah don’t go.”- Sunshine // G.love

“I use to read when there’s nothing to do but it’s funny doing nothing is never nothing when it’s something with you.”- Molly // lil dicky &Brendon Urie

“While I’m too afraid to expose myself, turns out you know me better than I know myself, well how bout that?” She’s mine pt 1 // J. Cole

“To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die.”- There is a light that never goes out // The smiths

“Help me if you can I’m feelin down. And I do appreciate you being around.” -Help! // The Beatles

“Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting. Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been clear. Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, and I say, it’s alright.”- Here comes the sun // The Beatles

More things for @tgr155 because stuff like this is the least I can do for someone who deserves the world. And he’s got the best music taste in the world.

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The most fitting song to start off the show and beautifully sung by Marcus Mumford as always❤🙏👍🏼 #OneLoveManchester ❤
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Marcus performing Timshel at One Love Manchester this evening. Find the full video in the link on our profile. Scroll all the way down to the last video. ❤️ #marcusmumford #mumfordandsons #onelovemanchester #timshel

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Animorphs Playlist

Full playlist here: X

1.  “We Are Giants” by Lindsey Stirling and Dia Frampton

2. “Girls Like You” by The Naked and Famous

3.  “Animal I Have Become” by Three Days’ Grace

4. “The Sounds of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel

5. “The Times They Are A-Changing” by Bob Dylan, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by Rolling Stones

6. “Because Of You” by Kelly Clarkson

7. “Warsaw” by Dessa

8. “Dare You To Move” by Switchfoot

9. “Mother Earth” by Within Temptation

10. “Cut the Cord” by Shinedown

11. “Run Through the Jungle” by CCR

12. “The Walker” by Fitz and the Tantrums

13. “Marathon” by Doomtree

14. ”Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift

15. “Timshel” by Mumford and Sons

16. “Freedom Fighter” by Creed

17. “Fly” by Nicki Minaj and Rihanna

18. “Wherever I May Roam” by Metallica

19. “Full of Grace” by Sarah McLachlan, “See Who I Am” by Within Temptation

20. “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots

21. “Time Machine” by Ingrid Michaelson

22. “Raise Hell” by DOROTHY

23. “Unwanted” by Kill Hannah,  “Alexander Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda

24. “Alone Together” by Fall Out Boy

25. “Laugh, I Nearly Died” by Rolling Stones

26. “Mechanical Planet” by VERIDIA  

27. “Search and Destroy” by Thirty Seconds to Mars

28. “Citizen Soldier” by 3 Doors Down

29. “Elastic Heart” by Sia

30. “Break the Fall” by Laura Welsh,  “What Have You Done” by Within Temptation

31. “Family Portrait” by Pink, “The War Was In Color” by Carbon Leaf

32. “So Fast, So Maybe” by K. Flay

33. “One” by Metallica, “Ghosts That We Knew” by Mumford and Sons

34. “Something Wild” by Lindsey Stirling

35. “Fighting Fish” by Dessa

36.  “People Like Us” by Kelly Clarkson

37. “My Mistakes Were Made for You” by The Last Shadow Puppets

38. “Some Nights” by Fun, “Spectrum” by Florence and the Machine

39. “Seamstress” by Dessa

40. “Overweight” by Blue October  

41. “Battle Born” by The Killers

42. “More Bad Times” by The Presidents of the United States

43. “Haunted” by Evanescence

44. “Shattered” by OAR

45. “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers

46. “Soldiers” by Otherwise

47. “Here Come the Vultures” by Delain

48. “Gasoline” by Halsey, “Passive” by A Perfect Circle

49. “Chimes of Freedom” by Bob Dylan

50. “In Another Life” by The Veronicas

51. “Young Volcanoes” by Fall Out Boy  

52. “Disposable Sunshine” by Loser

53. “Our Solemn Hour” by Within Temptation, “Another Brick in the Wall Part III” by Pink Floyd

54. “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand (Rachel), “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth (Jake), “Us” by Regina Spektor (Marco), “Possession” by Sarah McLachlan (Tobias), “Leave My Body” by Florence and the Machine (Ax), “White Houses” by Vanessa Carlton (Cassie)

MM1: “When I Grow Up” by Matilda Cast

MM2: “I Need Some Sleep” by Eels

MM3:  “Zombie” by The Cranberries

MM4: “Teenagers” by My Chemical Romance

Visser: “Leaving Eden” by Carolina Chocolate Drops ,  “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins

Hork-Bajir Chronicles:  “Who Wants to Live Forever?” by Queen

Andalite Chronicles: “The Man Who Sold the World” by David Bowie

Ellimist Chronicles: “Prophet’s Song” by Queen,  “One Night in Bangkok” by Murray Head

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leaving no broken hearts: a Strange Lovers fanmix (x)

dawning on me villagers // living proof gregory alan isakov ft. the colorado symphony // banks of the roses the barra macneils // burning house cam // dark days punch brothers // timshel mumford and sons // the wonder of you villagers // strange lover is a coalmine the barra macneils // this must be the place (naive melody) the lumineers // fair thee well (dink’s song) oscar issac and marcus mumford // dark as a dungeon the men of the deeps // second chances gregory alan isakov \ + pine point pvp 

for Strange Lovers by @fatlardo

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Mumford and Sons perform Timshel (acoustic, on the “b-stage”) live in Las Vegas, NV at The Joint on June 24th, 2017. (x)

Timshel

Caught between the past and the future
And not too fond of the present, presently.
Should I stay or should I go?
Said the man in that song,
And that is why I’m torn..
Between today’s and tomorrow’s
Chased by yesterday’s horrors.
I walk down the path towards the road less traveled,
I stumble and fall, I crawl amidst all of the rabble
Slow I may go, but go I still go,
Moving toward something like something better.
Something I may never achieve, a place I may never reach,
But go I still go, for I may yet succeed.

-Me

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Mumford Sons “Timshel” Live - Sideshow Alley

Mumford and Sons soothes my soul when it feels like it’s lost something.

Some of the best stories involve Merlin and Arthur falling in love at work; so here is a masterlist full of them!

A Modern Manservant

A New Low

A Story of Love and Menswear. Edited by Arthur Pendragon

Actually Yours

All I Want For Christmas (Is You)

All Things Are Ours

All’s Fair In Love And War

And They Call It Summer Love

Awkward Situations Call For Desperate Measures

But It’s a Good Refrain

Camelot’s Sweethearts

Camelot: A Romance With Rollercoasters

Champagne From a Paper Cup (Is Never Quite The Same)

Christmas at the Pendragon Institute

Completely Inappropriate 

CORE

Don’t forget about what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted. (He lived happily ever after)

Dosed

Dragonholm

Emails from the Pendragon Institute

Every Cloud

Every Story Is A Love Story

For Better, For Worse

For Your Information

Game, Set, Match

(In)Convenience Store

Keep Calm and Carry On

Les Lettres Defi

Lions and Pebbles and Penguins, Oh my!

Love in the Time of Scholar

Mango

Merlin Myrddin The Muralist

Mustn’t Flirt With Your Assistant

No Business Like Show Business

Not Another Cinderella

Not Quite Hogwarts

Office Shenanigans 

On Being Arthur’s Living Alarm Clock

Outside The Pendragon Institute

Paint the World Orange and Blue

Pianos Are Made For Falling

Poshpants and Planet-Brain in Paradise

Reason v Passion

Reflash

Remake the Current Stream

Reversal of Fortune

Screen Control Your Motherboard

Shadowplay

Skipping Beats, Blushing Cheeks

Spin Doctoring

Something Yellow This Time

Teacher’s Do It With Class

The Conundrum of Arthur’s Secret Boyfriend

The Office Christmas Party

The Only Safe Thing

The Stablehand

This Silly Ol’ Dance is Perfect for Two

Timshel

Two Weeks Notice

We Can Fall (But The Fall Won’t Hurt Us)

When All Is Said And Done

Who Has Made All Things Well