Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
does it ever just hit you how blessed we are that a very potter musical exists? like honestly what did we do to deserve this beautiful glowing bastion of ridiculousness amid the Mess that is the harry potter fandom
Summary: For Voltron Season 3: Episode 2. Because I’m mad that we didn’t get that moment where Lance sits in Red for the first time. We were denied that transition and closure that Keith got dang it. So this is to put us (and Lance) in a mildly better place.
being underwater. But you realize only have a couple seconds before your
lungs burst. So you paddle for the surface frantically, desperately because you
can’t breathe, but you’re not gonna make it. Lance gasps for air, but he
can’t see anything in front of him except for Blue’s glowing barrier.
it’s shutting him out.
everything. Tried using reason, his best flirty lines getting nothing,
not even a blip, to frustrated begging because his, no their team, is
out there and they need him.
finds him on his knees, pounding on Blue’s barrier with these little please’s
dripping out of his mouth like rain. But Blue’s not responding to him at all.
He can barely feel her presence, a quiet thing of guilt and it’s like their
connection is muffled, like you’re buried under a thousand pillows and no one
can hear you scream.
takes his shoulder and listens when Lance says his concerns. Spits out the
truth right in front of them, that he’s the team goofball, the screwup, not a
leader and now…maybe not even a paladin.
and they jerk their heads to the ceiling.
tries to explain, “My father build Voltron, but he knew Zarkon was a better
leader in battle so he became Voltron’s right hand. Lance, when you
accepted Keith as the new leader of Voltron, it proved that you value a strong
team over your own need for glory….Just like my father.”
barely take in the words, they feel like an empty token. Is Allura saying that
because he supported Keith, he lost his lion? He lost Blue? But anything
about her father is important to Allura so he softly says, “I won’t let him
urges with steel in her eyes. Nudging him, pushing him towards the door.
runs, but it’s painful to tear his gaze from his girl. His Blue.
again…she’s not his Blue anymore is she? Behind him, he can hear the fizz of
a particle barrier going down. He swallows the lump in his throat awkwardly.
Maybe…she was never his in the first place.
the spare wheel.
books it, his lungs heaving as he makes it to Red’s hanger, because crushing
feelings of utter abandonment or no, his team is in danger. So what if he has
to be the spare part to plug in to make this thing work?
got louder with every boot he pounds to the floor.
is easily one of Ed’s best and most honest raps I think he’s put out there.
YNMIDNY and Take It Back have more the undertones of not giving a fuck about
what the industry thinks and staying a step ahead while being aware of the
darkness to avoid. Eraser shows the side of Ed I feel he had been trying to
hide from us. It’s honest about his struggles and alludes to cocaine, which is
a terrifying drug (not that he needs to be told). It seems to be an almost apology for the
wrong turns he’s made throughout his career; to us, to his family and friends,
and to himself. I think this song is the perfect reminder as to why Ed took his
year long break to find himself and his happiness again and for that reason it
is a perfect opener for this album. It forever warms my heart endlessly to know
Ed trusts us with songs like this that are so brutally honest and full of his
deepest emotions. I feel happy that he can open up and get these feelings out,
but I hope he never feels like he needs to apologize to us for things like
this. This is a reminder that celebrities are real people too, just like you
and me. It can’t be easy to live under a microscope all the time. I hope he
knows how much we love and appreciate him. We are well aware he is not a
perfect person and it is totally acceptable to make these mistakes and lose
yourself because everyone does.
Castle on the Hill: I
remember when Ed dropped this song and Shape of You at the same time, I was
immediately drawn to this one despite the ABSOLUTE BOP that Shape of You is. It
made me feel so nostalgic for a childhood that wasn’t even mine and that is an
amazing talent that no other artist has ever really made me feel (besides when
I was 4 and first heard ‘butterfly kisses’ with my dad). This song made me, for
the first time in my entire existence, feel nostalgic for my home town, I
remember being back on campus in the city and crying in my bed about home AND I
WAS MISERABLE IN MY HOME TOWN. I have always heard that nostalgia is a dirty
liar and they would be right. But I found that, even though I hated home, I
felt a longingness to be there and was reminded of the little moments of
drinking in corn field at my friends barn and running through fences when the
neighbors called the cops, of driving down every country road around my house
with my dog or best friend listening to music, of all the little memories Ed
sang about. It gave me an over powering feeling of excitement for the future;
to look back and feel happy and whole at my life as ed does. As I have said so
many times, I feel blessed to be alive at the same time as an artist like Ed
Sheeran. He trusts us with these personal feelings. Hearing this song reminded
me a lot of the same sensation I got from watching the Photograph music video.
I felt like he had let us into such a different point in his life, before fame
and music and before we existed in the same world. Letting us into his
childhood and pre-fame life is such a big deal and he has no obligation to tell
us anything about his past. I’m lucky to love an artist that acts as our friend
in telling us childhood stories and secrets.
one if for sure in the top 3 best of this album. I love the beat and the whole idea
of starting a relationship and being nervous on whether or not to trust them or
to just dive in. I think this might be the most relatable and best song both
lyrically and sound wise on this album. Also, I low key see this as an Ath*na
drag… do with that what you will.
Shape of You: I’m
very happy Ed released this song first because it’s catchy and attracted more
people to the album and him in general. It’s a very different sound and at first
listen, I thought it was the SING of divide and didn’t love it, though it is an
absolute tune. As I listen to it more, the more I really hear the lyrics. I appreciate
a big star like Ed writing a song about the female body without degrading it.
Also, he is talking about the entire shape of the female body; any and all
types. As someone who has struggled with eating disorders and body image
issues, it actually made me tear up a bit when he talked about appreciating the
female body because the media usually puts pressure on women to look a certain
way that isn’t possible and I guess I just really love Ed’s appreciation of
women in every sense that he does. Also, that music video actually killed me
and is absolute perfection. *cough**cough* SHIRTLESS ED!!
knew this song would be my favorite on the album because Ed had told us that
this song was about Cherry and you all know how hard I ship them. Lyrically
this song is beautiful. I think it really shows a very happy and in love side
of Ed that we didn’t really get in + or x and I love that he is happy now. It is
the purest song I have ever heard and an amazing change of pace from all of Ed’s
other love songs because it’s not so sad. Thank you Ed for sharing yet another extremely
personal part and emotion in your life. Cherry is extremely lucky to have such
a beautiful song written for her AND I BETTER BE INVITED TO THIS WEDDING.
This song makes me want to take Irish dancing again like I did when I was 4
years old just so I have the proper dance moves for this tour. I really appreciate
hearing Ed say “pretty little” and sing about Irish girls. I had heard that
this song wasn’t approved by his label because I guess Irish folk music isn’t
popular but bitch now it is. I appreciate that Ed has always felt he could stay
true to himself and where he comes from in his music. He is always 100% honest
and embodies his roots, even when it’s not “the popular” thing to do. He had always
talked about how important it is for artists to break in America to make it
big, so most artists gear their art towards the American audience; Ed, though,
has always kept it diverse and different. He further emphasizes the importance
of being yourself to be the most successful you can be. Without realizing it,
Ed has influenced and inspired so many people, whether it be in pursuing a
musical career or just going out and doing what you want regardless of what
anyone says. What a guy, what a bop.
one was such a tease because I was really expecting a happy song but instead I got
my heart ripped out. I think this goes with New Man because it’s about moving on
from someone. It’s very heartbreaking to see someone you loved be happier with
someone else and learn to be okay with it because if you really loved them you’d
be happy for them regardless on if it includes you. This is another + vibes
song and a sad song, and I live for the sad songs.
New Man: This
song is a great change in pace and it gets goofy but is also serious. This is
part of The Holy TrinityTM: YNMIDNY, Take It Back, and now New Man. This
is such a drag on the fuck boys and I appreciate it and the fact that, even big
famous popstar Ed, isn’t a fuck boy. This song drags this New Man to the
deepest pits of hell with a catchy beat and lyrics about bleached assholes. Clearly
this song is the quality content we all expected on this album and this
honestly has to be in my top 3 favorite tracks on this album.
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here: For whatever reason, I really thought this was going
to be the next Take It Back. I thought it was going to be a rap but again I WAS
WRONG. This is the only time I actually enjoy being wrong and I should just
learn to expect it with Ed because he’s always doing some type of shit to surprise
us. It ended up being one of the sweetest songs on the album. It really
continues on from Perfect and it makes my heart feel so full when I think of
how happy he is now. As a fan, I think our job is to support his career but
also respect his personal life and encourage his happiness; even if that doesn’t
include us. This song just fills my heart and warms me at the thought of the place
someone must be in to write songs like this. I feel lucky to hear it and anyone
who has been through heart break and come out the other side can relate to the
complete feeling you find in someone that you know won’t do that to you again.
Ed somehow has the talent to make me feel in love when I’m not and has the ability
to articulate the sweetest and purest feelings through amazing lyrics and song.
What Do I Know: To
be completely honest, this is my least favorite song on the album and the only
one I don’t really like. Ed had said his favorite lyric was in this song (Love
can change the world) but I personally find it generic. Whoops. I do like the
beat and how he mentioned his father. This album has such a big emphasis on
family and love, so lyrically it related to that. But yeah not my favorite so I
How Would You Feel (Paean): I love this song and I’m adding it to the second Holy
TrinityTM on this album: Perfect, Hearts Don’t Break Around Here,
and How Would You Feel. These all truly embrace the happy and in love feeling
of this album and of course I love any song about Cherry. The story behind this
song actually makes me kind of laugh because Ed had only just reconnected with
Cherry a week before writing this and he says he loves her. I actually really
do love the sound of this song, though to be honest it’s not my favorite on the
album or lyrically. I think I didn’t dismiss this song because of the back
story of it. I think this song has a very + feel to it about being young and
innocently in love and I really live for that. It’s a very soft and beautifully
written insight to the very precious and personal time in their relationship.
Supermarket Flowers: OH GOD HERE COMES THE WATER WORKS. This song killed me
just like I had expected. Ed has always been incredible at writing songs in
honor of other people. I think this song killed me just as much as Afire Love
did because I had just lost my great grandmother a week before this album was
released. I felt an incredible connection to putting someone to rest and
getting supermarket flowers to decorate their grave. It’s heartbreaking but
also peaceful to know they are at rest. “you are an angel in the shape of my
mom” killed me because I have never heard someone describe having an angel in
such a beautiful way, as well as “heaven singing hallelujah you’re home”
describing the peace that comes at knowing someone’s at rest. He wrote this
song for his mother and played it at his grandmother’s funeral, which is so personal
Ed sing in Spanish was beautiful and amusing because I don’t think it was
proper Spanish, but again I love the very worldly vibes that came with this
album. I think this year off was both good for Ed’s mental health and his
sound. It’s not only lyrically diverse but also sound and culture diverse and I
love it. I feel like I’m traveling around the world listening to this album.
Bibi Be Ye Ye: I
was especially excited for this song because I knew it was the song he wrote in
Africa. This song truly embodies the theme of Divide and its diverse sounds. I remember
when x came out and people were complaining that he “sold out” to pop and lost
his sound, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I was pleasantly
surprised that Ed took such a big leap in sound and really changed his image
and I loved it. He got to experiment and find himself in x and I think that gave
way to his confidence to make Divide because he did so well last time with the
diversity. I appreciate the he takes sounds from all over the world and
represents other cultures while still respecting them and of course giving them
credit. This is also such a BOP and the upbeat kind of song that it going to
make everyone dance at his concerts.
Nancy Mulligan: This
is an absolute BOP and the story behind it is amazing. It’s quite amazing that
he wrote a song in the point of view of his grandfather, much like how I was
blown away by Small Bump. The idea that he could embody the view point of a
love story that happened years before he was born is quite amazing. One of the
things I enjoyed most about this album was his focus on love and family and
this song fuses them together with a very Irish sound. When this song title
came up on the track list before the album was dropped, I was very curious to
find out who this song was about because WHO IS NANCY? Ed being Ed didn’t fail
to let us in on not only his very personal life but also his grandparents love
story, which is quite an amazing tale. Like so many of Ed’s songs, I felt like I
was almost invading someone personal space or listening in to a deep
conversation that I was not part of. It is so personal and no matter how many
times Ed is open and honest with us, I still get blown away; especially with
this song in the fact that he references his grandmother in the point of view
of his late grandfather. His story telling skills forever give me chills and
take my breath away. I can only imagine what his grandmother must feel
listening to this.
Save Myself: Jesus
I was not ready for this song. It had so much pain in it and it kills me to
know how greedy and selfish people are towards people who give and are the most
selfless. It worries me a lot about Ed, but again I think this song compliments
Eraser. He really needed the break from fame and especially his phone. I hope
Ed learns to say no and to learn to be a little more selfish when it comes to
giving people things, and I hope people who took and took from him learn to be
more appreciative. I could say so much more about that, but I think I’ve
So, overall I think this
is the best album Ed wrote and I love every song on it, which is a first! He
was so open and honest with us about his family, emotions, love, pain, and
loss. I appreciate Ed and all he gives us. Love you Ed, I wish you a long life
So we know that The Dark Curse from S1 hasn’t been fully broken yet, since they all are still in Storybrooke. After the curse is broken (I think it’ll be in the finale, that’s why the last two episodes are named “The Final Battle”), all the fairytale characters are going to be sent back to the Enchanted Forest (I think it’ll look like the episode “Going Home” from S3). So again, only the original characters will be able to escape The Dark Curse. Last time it was Emma and Henry, this time Regina will be joining them. Why Regina? She’s not a fairytale character anymore. The Evil Queen went to the wish realm.
After seeing this photo, I’m sure that’s what is going to happen. Here we have Emma and Regina walking Henry to school. They’re probably in New York, since Storybrooke doesn’t exists anymore.
We know that in the musical episode is going to be Captain Swan wedding. Set spotters said that Emma on the photo above, still has a ring on her finger. That means she’s married to Hook. But since Hook is a fairytale character, he was sent back to the Enchanted Forest. I think that Swan Queen won’t be together as a couple, but they will surely be together as friends and co-parents.
Once Upon A Time started with Swan Mills Family and it’s going to end exactly the same way.
musical theatre meme → [3/5] solos → wonderful
A man’s called a traitor- or a liberator. A rich man’s a thief- or philanphropist. Is one a crusader? Or ruthless invader? It’s all in which label is able to persist. There are precious few at ease with moral ambiguities, so we act as though they don’t exist.