turn the bass

They lied, my friend. They injected
their despair beneath your skin
like a parasitic insect laying eggs
in the body of another species.

Nothing they said is true,
everything about you is honorable. Every pore
that opens and closes—a multitude
along the expanse of your body, the
follicles from which hair sprouts
emerging again and again like spiders’ floss
spun from a limitless source.

You wait, huddled. Or carry yourself from
place to place like a burden. As if
you would stash yourself, if you could,
in a bus station locker, or somewhere smaller.
You don’t really hope, but
you can’t give it up completely.

Some stubborn nugget
is lodged like a bullet in bone.
Though each breath stings with the cold
suck of it, you can know the truth.
Every cell of your body vibrates with its own intelligence.
Every atom is pure.”

—  Ellen Bass
3

OMG THANKS!?!! i thought it was a pretty great idea 👌

here are some secret bonus panels that didnt quite make it on the original B^)

(original post)

  • Me: I'm going to get a decent amount of sleep tonight.
  • My brain at 3 am: VERONICA OPEN THE-OPEN THE DOOR PLEASE VERONICA OPEN THE DOOR, VERONICA CAN WE NOT FIGHT ANYMORE PLEASE CAN WE NOT FIGHT ANYMORE!!!HEYO YOU WESTERBURG TELL ME WHATS THATS SOUND HEYO WESTERBURG COMIN' TA PUT YOU IN THE GROUND, HEYO WESTERBURG GIVE A GREAT BIG YELL, WESTERBURG WILL KNOCK YOU OUT AND SEND YOU STRAIGHT TO HELL!! DAD SAYS ACT OUT AGE YOU HEARD THE MAN ITS TIME TO RAGE (BLAST THE BASS TURN OUT THE LIGHT, AINT NOBODY HOME TONIGHT) DRINK SMOKE ITS ALL COOL LETS GET NAKED IN MY POOL!!!! OH LOOK HEATHER'S GOING TO WHINE WHINE WHINE ALL NIGHT, YOU DON'T DESERVE TO LIVE WHY NOT KILL YOURSELF!!!! I LEARNED TO COOK PASTA I LEARNED TO PAY RENT LEARNED THE WORLD DOESN'T OWE YOU A CENT!!! CANT WAIT TIL LATER MY PANTS ARE RUBBING LIKE A HOT CHEESE GRATER-MY BALLS ARE IN YOUR COURT-AND MAKE THESE BALLS NOT BLUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! I NEED IT HARD I'M A DEAD GIRL WALKING.I'M IN YOUR YARD I'M A DEAD GIRL WALKING-I'M HOT AND PISSED AND ON THE PILL-GET YOUR ASS IN GEAR MAKE THIS WHOLE TOWN DISAPPEAR!! MY NAME'S PAULINE I LIVE ALONE MY HUSBAND LEFT MY KIDS ARE GROWN. IN THE 60S LOVE WAS FREE, THAT DID NOT WORK OUT WELL FOR ME, I HAVE STRUGGLED WITH DESPAIR I'VE JOINED A CULT CHOPPED OFF MY HAIR I CHANT I PRAY BUT GOD'S NOT THERE SO STEVE I'M ENDING OUR AFFAIR!!!!!THERE WAS A BIG SWORD FIGHT IN HER MOUTH YES WE'RE CONVINCED IT, WENT DOWN IN HER MOUTH (I HOPE SHE RINSED IT!)!!!!! ARE WE GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM, YOU GOTTA BONE TO PICK, YOU'VE COME SO FAR WHY NOW ARE YOU PULLING ON MY DICK, I'D NORMALLY SLAP YOUR FACE OFF, AND EVERYONE HERE COULD WATCH, BUT I'M FEELING NICE HERE'S SOME ADVICE LISTEN UP BIOTCH!!!! SAY HI TO GOD [BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM]!!!!!!!!!
  • Me at 7 am: Well shit.
Big Fun Kidz Bop Edition

Dad says, act our age,
You heard the man, now let’s behave!
Blast the bass, turn off the lights
Mom and dad are home tonight
Drink juice, it’s all cool
Let’s go swimming in my pool
Say thank you and be polite
Cause mom and dad are home tonight

AU where the GOM are a band and Kuroko is their sound engineer.  

Aomine is the bassist with an oversized ego, Murasakibara on drums, Midorima on keyboard, Kise is the vocalist/second guitar, and Akashi is lead guitar.  

I figure the aokuro breakup happened in this verse when Aomine kept turning the amp for his bass up on stage so kuroko couldn’t mix properly.  

Seirin is a metal band with KISS style face paint and Riko on vocals.  Kuroko signs on at the same time as they get a new guitarist.

Flip Flap Flip Flap (but with mallet percussion)
TO-MAS ft. Chima
Flip Flap Flip Flap (but with mallet percussion)

“stop making mallet covers of the flip flappers music,” you all say.

“no,” i reply, scouring the internet for the epic climax everything-is-cool-and-we’re-getting-our-happy-ending sheet music so i can make a mallet percussion cover of it

cross-the-oceans-in-my-mind  asked:

Hey, it's me from the band question thingy, haha. Thanks to your advice, I've been able to write situations like practices or performances less awkwardly now. However, something that gets to me is describing what's going on with the instruments and such. Like guitars, drums, bass and such. Could you give some advice on describing their sounds and movements?

Hey again, love!  I’m very happy that advice helped you :D  After I wrote it, I was all nervous about it because I wasn’t sure if it was the direction you wanted.  But I’m glad it worked!

This is a pretty broad question, because every instrument is different and it really depends on how deep you want to go into it.  You can get away with basic information, or you can really get into the specifics of a few instruments.  I’ll just cover the basics of the instruments you mentioned: guitar, bass, and drums.


Describing Musical Instruments

So I’m gonna describe each instrument with a little information on the instrument itself, its contribution to the overall sound, some common terminology, and the roles of each player in the band dynamic.  Sorry if it gets a little lengthy – I’ll try my best to condense a lot of information!


Guitar – Electric and Acoustic

The guitar is often considered the “leading” instrument as its sound is most distinctive, and can function similarly to vocals in a song.  It is played by using the dominant hand to pluck the strings, and the non-dominant hand to make chords by pressing down certain strings along certain frets.  Common gear includes:

Acoustic Guitars: Guitar, electric tuner, capo, mic (onstage), string cleaner, picks, guitar case, shoulder strap

Electric Guitars: Guitar, electric tuner, capo, guitar cable, amp, amp cabinet, effects pedals (+ pedalboard for multiple pedals), string cleaner, guitar case, shoulder strap

There’s two types of playing: chord strumming and melody picking.  Melody picking involves picking out a melody one or two strings at a time; chord strumming involves using all the strings, silencing some strings, fretting (pressing down) some strings, and leaving some strings open (not pressed).

Chords are named A through G, referring to which note is the “top note” of the chord – plus different variations of these chords, which are known as major, minor, sharp, flat, suspended, diminished, and a few more.  The minor key is known for creating a more serious, somber feeling, while major is stereotypically cheery or positive.

While experienced musicians can often pick up a song by listening to it, most guitarists play using a chord sheet, which lists out chords on top of the corresponding lyrics.  Here’s an example:

So this is what guitarists will be looking at during practice, as well as listening to the drummer to maintain rhythm.  Throughout a song, the guitarist may give an opening “riff” or line of music unique to their instrument – they then strum throughout the song, usually shining most between verses and in the stereotypical guitar solo during the bridge of a song.  Many guitarists tap their foot or bob their head while strumming.  They’ll likely carry extra guitar picks in their pocket if they do (and they often do) drop a pick in the middle of a song.  At the end of practice, they’ll unplug, clean the sweat off their strings, and pack up.

Guitarists often double as singers, mainly because vocals and guitar both require a musical ear.  A guitarist needs a good sense of tone and rhythm, as well as good hand-eye coordination.  They’ll also need a certain amount of money to afford any of the aforementioned gear – for a decent guitar, amp, a couple pedals, and the works, the total price can start around $800 dollars.  And that’s not including extra stuff like new pickups, effects pedals, and a pedalboard!

For further reference, here’s a glossary of guitar terminology, as well as a more extensive guitar dictionary.


Bass Guitar

Bass guitar is considered one of the easiest instruments to learn, as it deals in mainly single-string plucking, making for less clumsy playing.  It’s considered a supplement to the sound as it’s not often identified (or even noticed) by the casual listener – mainly because it’s so low that it creates less of a noticeable sound and more of a feeling.  That feeling is what inspires the “party type” listener to turn up the bass, as it gives a satisfying vibration when the volume is turned up.

Bass interacts with the guitar as it typically plays one of the notes out of the guitar’s chord, at a much lower octave.  The bass line functions in two ways: as part of the rhythm section, and as harmony to the rest of the music.  Bass creates a “full” feeling to music which often goes unappreciated.

During a song, the bassist usually begins with the drums, as they work together to keep rhythm (see: slapping).  Bass can be as simple as hitting a note and letting it ring throughout each measure, or much more active with rapid picking and complicated bass lines.

The gear for a bass guitar is similar to that of an electric guitar – bass guitar, electric tuner, amp, amp cabinet, effects pedals, string cleaner, case, & shoulder strap.  Some bassists use picks; some use their fingers; some interchange depending on the song and the desired sound.  The overall price of a bass rig can vary depending on experience, but is typically a bit lower than the typical price of an intermediate guitar rig.  Think $600 and up.

Here’s a list of common bass terminology.


Drums – Electronic and Acoustic

Drums, both electronic and acoustic, are the backbone of music.  They require the most natural skill of any instrument, as a strong sense of rhythm can’t just be learned.  Drums are one of the only instruments that don’t involve notes and melody – some drummers are completely tone deaf!

Drummers can be quite removed, mentally, from the rest of the music for many reasons: because their instrument is very loud and overpowering to their ear; because they work mainly as a rhythmic leader, while others cue off them; and because the nature of their instrument is so different from others.

The main differences between electronic and acoustic drums are volume (acoustic drums are naturally louder), sound (electric drums can be set to have many different sounds/effects), and transportation (electric drums require sound gear, while acoustic drums are clumsier and more difficult to move). As far as gear goes:

Acoustic Drums: stool, five drums, four cymbals, bass drum pedal, drumsticks, drum stands, drum tuner, mutes, drum key wrench, drum rug

Electronic Drums: stool, five (smaller) drums, four cymbals, bass drum pedal, drumsticks, collapsible drum stands, sound cable, amp, drum rug

While acoustic drumsets are physically bigger and require more parts, they cost less than electronic drumsets.  Acoustic sets + gear come in at an average $800, while electronic sets + sound gear are more like $1000.  

A drummer doesn’t follow a chord sheet, which gives them more autonomy throughout the song.  But it also means they’ll need more direction/practice if they don’t know the song.  Throughout practice, a drummer usually counts off the song (by clacking their drumsticks) and plays from beginning to end.  There are times when the guitar begins the song, and the drummer hits the bass drum rhythmically until they come in.  A drummer’s equivalent of a “riff” is called a “fill”, and it usually occurs during the transition between measures or verses, rather than taking up full measures like a guitar riff.

Here’s a list of common drumming terminology.


That’s the best I can give you in one post, but if you want more in-depth information on one instrument, be sure to send another ask and I’ll help you out!  I grew up with all this information, so I might as well do something with it.

Thanks again for asking, and for your patience :)  Good luck!

- Mod Joanna ♥️


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask us!

anonymous asked:

seventeen vocal unit most likely to listen to music during sex and what kind?

(ordered most to least likely) 

  • Joshua/Jisoo

he would be the super romantic type. he would be obsessed with setting the scene, putting rose petals on the bed, lighting candles, getting champagne, the whole nine yards, and music would go along with that easily. even if he couldn’t do those other things, music would be a quick and easy way for him to set a romantic mood. 

and the type of music? the cheesy, romantic, classic stuff. the kind of sexy but classy stuff from the 80s and 90s (probably also early 2000s) that your parents probably fucked to. stuff like Careless Whisper and The Way You Look Tonight, and oooh, especially early 2000s Usher. he would be a sucker for fucking to the smooth voice of that man. 

  • Seokmin/DK

he would be another old fashioned romantic type 

he would be a bit more modern with his music, choosing things like modern rap and any kind of sexy music. Beyonce would be among his top choices, Partition being a song that he couldn’t count the number of times that he’s cum listening to. 

  • Woozi/Jihoon

he wouldn’t need to listen to music while fucking, but being the music-minded man he is, the simple pleasure of a good song would turn sex into a fuller and better experience for him. having something with a lot of bass turned on and turned up loud, so loud that he could feel it shaking his flesh while he shook the headboard with his thrusts 

  • Seungkwan 

(I always have a hard time getting a feel for him when it comes to smut/sexy headcanons? I don’t know why??) 

I feel like he would enjoy music when given the opportunity, but would enjoy experiencing his partner more 

  • Jeonghan

he really wouldn’t care - he would just wanna fuck, no matter the circumstances 

Originally posted by wonwoosvt

-Tanisha<3

Which old skool Mettlllica member r u most like (with advice)

If u agree with 6+ shiets then ur mostly like that fuken cunt*


Jaymz Ricefield:

- popular af
- chix luv u
- guyz luv u
- ppl always listen to u
- lowkey bully
- funny af tho
- strong independant woman
- luvs black
- sexay voice
- worst enemy: acne
- likes to kick doges
- beer iz love
- tries 2 look manly, is actually gayer than existence

advice 4 u: learn to say “no” once in a while

Liars Uldick:

- smol
- highkey asshole
- enjoys shouting at ppl
- gets pissd off easily
- bully
- worst enemy: double bass drum, ppl dat share money
- money b4 hoes
- gay af
- you lead ppl 2 doom
- smoller than a fuck

advice 2 u : cunt

Krik Mahttem: 

- nerd af
- fucken geek
- luvs horror movies
- sweet
- rarely gets furious
- luvs peace
- gay af
- gr8 skin
- is even cute when angry
- worst enemy: nobody ur pretty chill
- obsessed with dis girl calld wah pedal
- soft voice that cures hemorroids

advice 4 ur ass : if u dont use wah pedal on ur next solo, lars will suck ur deek trust

Jasan Bulliedsted:

- sweetiepie
- cute af
- cute voice
- gr8 curls
- ppl underrate u
- likes painting
- lowkey gay
- bad jokes
- kinda awkward
- ppl bully u 4 no reason like wtf
- worst enemy: gay bandmates n pies
- interrupted by ppl often
- chix h8 you 4 being so cute, guyz h8 you cuz they can

fuckin advice : turn up ur bass next time, and dont let ppl touch ur buns

Dav Mustin:

- highkey asshol
- resentful af
- bitchy af
- fucken liar
- gay af
- nice hair asshol
- ppl like u anyways
- doesnt take any shit tho
- hates other ppl
- hates curly haired lead guitarists
- likes punching bandmates
- enjoys peeing on basses
- worst enemy: krik wahpedalmett, urself, ppl dat kick ur doges

gay advice : dont headbang 2 hard or ull get artroses, arthoszis, arhtrietis, man fuck that word

Cleff Burtin:

- cool
- angel
- cultured
- funny af
- smart
- likes reading
- tru 2 urself
- gr8 friend
- ded
- worst enemy: ppl dat critize evrything like stfu
- witty
- pure
- jean jackets 4 laif

advice : nothing ur cool keep it up

Ronald Mcdonald:


- ppl forgot abt u
- u pay 4 evrybodys shiet
- ppl think u did nothing, prbly tru
- used by those that were ur frends
- nice
- donkey
- ppl pee on ur bass
- done with mustins bullshiet
- worst enemy : (ex) frends 

- Who r u 

- U scare lil kids

advice 4 ur soul bby: b more greedy


*(check your sun, moon, horoscope, blood pressure, and your last dump for more accuracy)