to listen to this station

fun fact:

you can play The Spectacle from my little pony and Stand Out from the goofy movie back to back in a car when riding w someone who knows nothing about these toons and they will not realize they are listening to wonderful cartoon soundtracks. they will think theyre still listening to their pop variety station.

i love it when cartoons completely nail that pop sound haha

Quiet World

I’m at the train station and was covering my ears when a particularly loud train arrived. I was listening to the muffled sounds of the station and for a moment I really wished the world could always sound like this, or there could be a switch to turn down the volume. I considered staying like this forever but then realised that I can’t cover my ears for the rest of my life.

Also, I wouldn’t want to block out everything. Just most things. Not music, not a person talking to me, not birds, not cats purring, not kids laughing.

There’s a lot of sounds I like, it’s just… the mass of sounds and their combined volume and… it’s just all a lot and exhausting and sometimes it hurts, not just my ears but in all kinds of places (which I assume to be a form of synesthesia, but I’m not sure, it might be normal).

  • them: why your sudden interest in 80s music?
  • me, an intellectual: season 3 episode 4 of black mirror, a series created by charlie brooker on netflix, titled 'san junipero', starring mackenzie davis and gugu mbatha-raw as lead characters yorkie and kelly. it's based in a seaside town in 1987, where a shy young woman and an outgoing party girl strike up a powerful bond that seems to defy the laws of space and time. it stands out as being the most hopeful episode of this typically dystopian show, and for giving its multiracial female couple the happiest ending imaginable in an otherwise dismal media landscape for queer characters
Writing is Hard, Part 5: Headcanons

Summary: Dean shows the reader that there’s truth to a famous headcanon.

Read Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Warning: Smut

Word Count: 3000ish

A/N: This is all written with love for fan fic. I’m teasing, not putting it down in any way. Hope you enjoy! (Sorry, tag list is closed!) XOXO


“Reading anything good?” Dean asks.

Sam’s inside the gas station, picking up some snacks instead of listening to this conversation, so your face doesn’t feel the need to flush with embarrassment. Dean already knows exactly what you’re reading.

“I guess,” you tell him. No need to feed his ego by telling him how hot the story is.

“What is it?”

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let’s marry at the space station! listen here –> (☆)


01.  가나다같이 (AKMU)

02. Candypop (Heartsdales ft. Soul’d Out)

03. Lover Boy (Clazziquai)

04. Limited Addiction (Okadada Remix) (Tokyo Girls’ Style)

05. Insomnia (Humming Urban Stereo)

06. There’s No Way I’m Missing You (Homme)

07. Anyway Someway (Idiot Pop)

08. Love to Live By (m-flo Loves Chara)

youre on my phone. you wanna scope out my music taste, so you open pandora. i have one station, a Nirvana Station. you groan cuz im probably a weirdo edgy “classics” elitist. you tap the station anyway just to listen. mamamoo’s “You’re The Best” comes up, and you realize that through a series of carefully planned up and down thumbs ive manipulated the station to be exclusively k-pop. and then you realize ive planned this all along, i saw your nosiness coming, in fact im right behind you, grinning, wearing those sunglasses that flip upwards & a “hawaiin” shirt from walmart, and tight boxer briefs. i have two girlfriends in my arms now, one of them was yours till just a moment ago. i dont even use pandora, i use spotify.

We listened to bluegrass in the desert. We drank gas station coffee and got teary-eyed at the end of each love song. The dusty drybrush on the flatland and the sunbaked blood of the mountains. We saw more shades of red in that southern Utah sunrise than colors we knew existed. I felt something different swimming through my body that day, and it felt like the closest thing I’ve known of adventure.
—  Schuyler Peck
Florida Gothic
  • You stop at the Florida border after hours of driving. There is a small welcome center where a blonde woman named Karen hands you a free cup of orange juice. You excitedly ask how much longer until you reach the Keys. Karen laughs. 
  • There is nothing but farmland for hours on either side of the highway. You have been listening to the same classic rock station for three of them, with the occasional static of lost signal. You play a game counting as many Yeehaw Junction! billboards that you see. If you guess correctly, you win a prize. There are 80 of them.
  • Florida has two main cryptids, the Skunk Ape, and Florida Man. You are canoeing in the swamp and you hear rustling. Swatting at gnats and mosquitos you hold your breath, you spot the Skunk Ape. A moment or two goes by, the Skunk Ape reaches up and scratches his head. He removes what was a mask all along. Florida Man is the Skunk Ape. 
  • You visit your grandparent’s condo that’s 20 minutes from the beach. Everything in Florida is 20 minutes from the beach. There is an alligator walking on the golf course. “Let him play!!” A nearby woman shouts, as animal control attempts to capture the reptile. There will be another. There is always another. 
  • The more south you drive, the more north it becomes. One side of the street is pouring rain with flashing lightning, the other is dead grass from decades of drought. Everyone wears flip flops, often with long sleeved shirts or hoodies. No one questions this. 
  • It is 8:42pm on a Wednesday night. You walk into Publix, where shopping is a pleasure. Chicken tender subs are $5.99 for a whole, the man at the counter asks if you’d like to make it a combo. You never make it a combo. Two aisles over, a sweet woman asks if you’d like a free chocolate chip cookie. You say yes, and promptly buy a dozen more. 
  • The news tells stories of wild parties and drug scandals from one of the 3 major cities. You live in the suburbs, where the craziest thing that’s happened is an iguana went into homeostasis in the winter, and rose from the dead in the summer. You switch to the local weather, rain is in the forecast again. 
  • You have just paid $20 to park at the happiest place on earth. You used to park at the resorts and take the bus over, but they found out, and now monitor the resorts. You do not have extra magic hours but you stay past the park’s closing time anyway. It is empty except for one cast member sweeping popcorn off the floor. They have been sweeping for 27 minutes now. You are in Frontierland, but can hear It’s A Small World. You will always hear It’s A Small World. 

Why the hell does Goodneighbor not have its own radio station. If I could record voices I would be all over that shit. Because why would ghouls want to listen to the station named after the city that kicked them out? 

So I made my own DJ; Valentina ‘Red’ Skelton*, also known as ‘the Red Skeleton’, an old smooth-skin insult that she wears with pride. She’s sweet, polite and has 100% no chill with her social/political commentary. She’d make her own comments on player actions but also warns ghouls about BOS patrol sightings, makes pro-ghoul comments, and throws constant shade on Diamond City. This makes her a prime target for assassination from various groups but she gives no fucks. (If I could make a mod for her I’d actually make that a quest.)

@theghoulcrew

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I’ve been trying to find this song forever they used to play it all the time on some adult contemporary station my mom would listen to and I could never figure out the name of it it’s been stuck in my head since I was like 7

Stuck in "Stuck in the Middle (With You)"

Okay, but Cas listening to an evangelical AM station in his truck – Angel radio analogue – and the preacher talking about everyone paying for their ultimate sins.

Cas has two “ultimate sins” weighing on him right now: killing Billie (which comes with a side of cosmic consequences) and the sin he has committed emotionally but not physically. Namely, the ultimate angel taboo. The one thing above all others that angels Must Not Do…

…Lay with a human.

It’s a sin we’ve seen committed twice this season (Isham and Lucifer), and one Cas has been constantly accused of by his brethren.

The scene with him listening to the radio shows us that his love for “humanity” is fore in his mind. He almost seems to be punishing himself with the evangelical show.

He’s still resisting. He doesn’t want to fall those few more inches to the ground.

But then he shaves a little off the distance when he thinks he’s about to die. He breaks the seal and says, “I love you.” He voices his love for “humanity” and the look on “humanity’s” face is heart breaking.

Poor Cas, trying so hard to keep his toes out of the dirt. Punishing himself for his desires, for his love. Holding on to the last vestiges of Heaven, denying himself the very thing that makes him happiest.

*sigh*

I have many things to say about 12.12 but I’ve got to start somewhere. So why not with Cas! What follows is more stream of consciousness than analysis.

What’s interesting about the initial scene for the “Wounded angel” segment is that it starts with Castiel in his car, listening to a religious radio station. We can hear the following:

“Each of us has a time where the physical body dies. And we all face God’s judgement in the end. There’s not one of us alive, walking on this earthly plane that will not pay the consequences for their actions. The lord will hold us in the palm of his hand and he’ll weigh our souls, brothers and sisters-”

But while this foreshadows the fact that Castiel’s physical body is dying later on in the episode, nothing else is particularly new. Castiel is well aware that he has to pay for the consequences of his actions on earth (and in Heaven) and “Lily Sunders has some regrets” reminded us of his awareness of his guilt. (A side-thought: Do other angels feel guilt? Are they aware of the fact that they might make wrong decisions or are they so self-righteous that the thought has never crossed their minds? This is also what I mean by awareness.)

More important than the message is the medium. We get a divine message from a radio, which instantly evokes thoughts of angel radio in me. Heaven can speak through electronic devices and clearly Castiel sought out some connection to the divine by listening to the program. (He could as well have listened to pop music instead, but he didn’t.)

Now, we see this divine creature (a wounded angel, as the title reminded us), in a one-sided conversation with the divine. And then we have this shot.

It instantly reminded me of the Creation of Adam, which has Adam reaching out towards God, their fingers almost touching. Man reaching out toward the divine. Castiel reaching out towards the religious talk in the radio. In theory the positions are reversed: Castiel is a wounded angel looking for guidance. And his guidance appears in the form of radio waves, of a human reminding his brothers and sisters both of their mortality and of the weight of sins upon their souls.

But Cas is more human than angel at this point, he is part of the “family” of people that the speaker addresses; he’s a brother to the Winchesters. He is one of the humans.

I haven’t really put this scene into a greater context properly and it’s also more like an initial thought than it is good analysis. But I think in an episode where Cas’ physical body is dying (condemned by an angelic weapon, wielded by a demon) and where he clearly and finally choses his human family, this short scene is a nice addition to explain Castiel’s position.

The ocean is vast, so how do researchers at national marine sanctuaries study what lives there? They listen! 

The sounds fish and other marine organisms make are species-specific, so listening to them is a great way to determine what’s in the sanctuary. Researchers at Stellwagen Bank, Gray’s Reef, Florida Keys and Flower Garden Banks national marine sanctuaries deploy shallow water hydrophones to record ambient sound, like that of fishes and boats. Researchers have also deployed deep-water hydrophones in Cordell Bank, Channel Islands, and Olympic Coast national marine sanctuaries to record sounds like whales and ships. These listening stations will help us learn how noisy our sanctuaries are. 

(Photo: NOAA, taken in Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary)