wishful thinking to the extreme

The dark side of The Signs
  • Aries: Reckless to the point of disaster. By the time they figure out they've done or said too much, it's too late and the damage is already done.
  • Taurus: Unkind and unforgiving to those who once held their trust. They can be so blind to reason and to explanation. They will throw away people they love just to prove a point.
  • Gemini: You never know what you're going to get out of them. One day they'll be ready to help you and love you, they next they'll tell you never to speak to them again.
  • Cancer: They love blaming every problem they encounter on others. Because someone hated them so much, they had to have wished this on them. At least, that's what they're thinking.
  • Leo: They become extremely frustrated and hostile when they don't get what they want. They are convinced they deserve to have it, so if it means they need to break out the fangs, they will.
  • Virgo: They think they know better than you; and they'll tell you all about it. Did you really think you did something well? Virgo will explain just how to perfect it, and how they "could've done it better."
  • Libra: They aren't as harmless as they appear. The worst of them will try to eliminate whatever gets into their way. They don't care how "good" your intentions are- you're wasting their time, and they will most likely find a way to get you out of their way.
  • Scorpio: They don't forget. If you come back around years later trying to be close again, they will guilt trip you and then send you back. You don't want to fuck with these guys.
  • Sagittarius: They don't care about your feelings. If they have something to say, they're going to say it. And if you scream and cry, they're ultimately convinced it's not on them.
  • Capricorn: They will watch, and judge, every single thing you do. If they hate you a little extra, they'll fuck it up and get you in trouble for your accidents, too.
  • Aquarius: They will completely shut you out when they're bored of you. Don't expect an explanation (or any kind of friendly one,) or any sort of "mercy." They'll just sneer at you and walk away.
  • Pisces: They will lie right through their teeth to spare your feelings, and then go and do something they know would break your heart. Only for the pleasure of the moment.

we’ve established that julian is 110% slytherin so what about the other blackthorns?

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These are the moments of newfound hope, extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, unthinkable letdown.    - T. S.

for @stileslydiah , from your positivity partner and your ts anon

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There’s an old poem by Neruda that I’ve always been captivated by, and one of the lines in it has stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says “love is so short, forgetting is so long.” It’s a line I’ve related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know someone else had felt that exact same way. And when we’re trying to move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moments you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are moments of newfound hope, extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable letdown. And in my mind, every one of these memories looks the same to me. I see all of these moments in bright, burning, r e d

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“There’s an old poem by Neruda that I’ve always been captivated by, and one of the lines in it has stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says “love is so short, forgetting is so long.” It’s a line I’ve related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know someone else had felt that exact same way. And when we’re trying to move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moments you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are moments of newfound hope extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable letdown. And in my mind, every one of these memories looks the same to me. I see all of these moments in bright, burning, red.”

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And when we’re trying to move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moments you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are moments of newfound hope, extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable letdown. And in my mind, every one of these memories looks the same to me. I see all of these moments in bright, burning, RED

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There’s an old poem by Neruda that I’ve always been captivated by, and one of the lines in it has stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says “love is so short, forgetting is so long.” It’s a line I’ve related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know someone else had felt the exact same way. And when we’re trying to move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moments you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are the moments of newfound hope, extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable letdown.  

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There’s an old poem by Neruda that I’ve always been captivated by, and one of the lines in it has stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says “love is so short, forgetting is so long.” It’s a line I’ve related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know someone else had felt that exact same way. And when we’re trying to move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moments you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are moments of newfound hope extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable letdown. And in my mind, every one of these memories looks the same to me. I see all of these moments in bright, burning, red.

My experiences in love have taught me difficult lessons, especially my experiences with crazy love. The red relationships. The ones that went from zero to a hundred miles per hour and then hit a wall and exploded. And it was awful. And ridiculous. And desperate. And thrilling. And when the dust settled, it was something I’d never take back. Because there is something to be said for being young and needing someone so badly, you jump in head first without looking. And there’s something to be learned from waiting all day for a train that’s never coming. And there’s something to be proud of about moving on and realizing that real love shines golden like starlight, and doesn’t fade or spontaneously combust. Maybe I’ll write a whole album about that kind of love if I ever find it. But this album is about the other kids of love that I’ve recently fallen in and out of. Love that was treacherous, sad, beautiful, and tragic. But most of all, this record is about love that was red.

taylor swift appreciation week: day 2 - favourite album/song/lyric

“There’s an old poem by Neruda that I’ve always been captivated by, and one of the lines in it has stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says “love is so short, forgetting is so long.” It’s a line I’ve related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know someone else had felt that exact same way. And when we’re trying to move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moments you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are moments of newfound hope extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable letdown. And in my mind, every one of these memories looks the same to me. I see all of these moments in bright, burning, red. My experiences in love have taught me difficult lessons, especially my experiences with crazy love. The red relationships. The ones that went from zero to a hundred miles per hour and then hit a wall and exploded. And it was awful. And ridiculous. And desperate. And thrilling. And when the dust settled, it was something I’d never take back. Because there is something to be said for being young and needing someone so badly, you jump in head first without looking. And there’s something to be learned from waiting all day for a train that’s never coming. And there’s something to be proud of about moving on and realizing that real love shines golden like starlight, and doesn’t fade or spontaneously combust. Maybe I’ll write a whole album about that kind of love if I ever find it. But this album is about the other kids of love that I’ve recently fallen in and out of. Love that was treacherous, sad, beautiful, and tragic. But most of all, this record is about love that was red.”

Tobias better not meet fans after the shows anymore. I’m actually afraid for his safety.

I’m sick and broken hearted over all of this. I’m glad Simon shared this with us. He knows it directly affects us fans.

Simon doesn’t sound mad; he sounds betrayed and extremely disappointed, which is absolutely fair. Tobias was someone they all trusted with their lives. Can you imagine not getting paid anything for your hard work all while your “best friend” is pocketing all the profit??
Please find some room in your heart for our ghouls. I know Papa is the lead but this time he has royally fucked up. The ghouls deserve our support. They are the ones who have suffered. And in turn, we are suffering too.

I’m not saying that Tobias is a greedy bastard, I still support him. But it will take me a while to forgive him. Even longer for our ghouls to forgive him. I’m just saying that I do not blame them for being this upset. This is something that has happened for years. Not just one. But multiple. Think about that. Put yourself in their shoes. What would you do?

I hope for our ghouls sake and our Papa’s sake and our own sake, that this can somehow in hell be resolved. I want more than anything for this to be a nightmare I will wake up from. But this is 100% real life. These guys’ lives were tampered with. They were stripped of their accomplishments. I’m just so sick to my stomach. I don’t want to believe this, but I need to. It needs to be out in the open so that there can be justice.

I hope Tobias will do the right thing. There is no way that Ghost can be a solo project. We are already in love with the new ghouls. That should show you all that we should not support that idea. You do not want to get attached to hired musicians and constantly have them replaced. That is absurd. The band cannot perform well unless there is a history and a brotherhood amongst them. This is why we all fell in love with the ghouls in the first place. Their bond was genuine. Ghost will never be the same without a solid band.

I want my original ghouls back. If there is anyway they can resolve this, I hope they do. That’s just wishful thinking though, because what happened is not something to be taken lightly. It’s extremely unfair and just plain sad.
That’s all I have to say about this.

“There’s an old poem by Neruda that I’ve always been captivated by, and one of the lines in it has stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says “love is so short, forgetting is so long.” It’s a line I’ve related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know someone else had felt that exact same way. And when we’re trying to move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moments you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are moments of newfound hope, extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable letdown. And in my mind, every one of these memories looks the same to me. I see all of these moments in bright, burning, red.”

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ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ“love is so short, forgetting is so long.
It’s a line I’ve related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know someone else had felt that exact same way. And when we’re trying to move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moments you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are moments of newfound hope extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable letdown. And in my mind, every one of these memories looks the same to me.
ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤI see all of these moments in bright, burning, red.

two lives
two swords
given in to shadowed whispers; wicked words 

okay but one thing i’ve always wondered is, as with dragonsong, revolutions refers to certain plot points & characters. i wonder if these lyrics are referencing ilberd & zenos ?? i have a lot of thoughts about those two, especially since they are connected through shinryu. 

i honestly can’t speak about ASOIAF with any authority because i only read the books once (and didn’t get around to #5 – or rather, haven’t YET!) and that was years ago, and i’m honestly not even that attuned to the overall nuances of the show

but!

a cool thing about sansa that i really fell in love with and was fascinated by was the sense that her traditionally feminine knack for hospitality and courtesy and compassion was portrayed as something that was powerful in its own right. being diplomatic and hospitable are absolutely essential skills for success, and the women who excel at them deserve respect for their contributions, but have historically been undervalued and ignored.

“if i am ever queen, i will make them love me” and tyrion admiring her socializing skills at the purple wedding – those moments in particular come to mind as i think about it now.

it was really neat to see a portrayal of a non-warrior, non-badass queen woman in a medieval fantasy world that seemed to say, “here are some skills that have always considered to belong to the ~women’s sphere~, and these are valuable gifts too; these are just as important as planning wars”

and i feel like the show maybe just doesn’t get that at all, as evinced by sansa going so dark and serious and seemingly on the verge of channeling cersei. i don’t think she’s gone over the edge that way yet, and there’s still room for a more nuanced portrayal, but i don’t necessarily feel optimistic about the chances of it. it makes sense that in the wake of being married to ramsay, she would be in an extremely dark place and be dismissing her whole previous personality as something that had only made her weak, but i would like to see the show take her to a place where, eventually, she could realize anew that her love of chivalry and decency and kindness and pink! wasn’t frivolous and stupid.

basically, i’m feeling a lot like matthew cuthbert in anne of green gables toward m’sansa right now, and i hope (but doubt) the show does too.

“Don’t give up all your romance, Anne,” he whispered shyly, “a little of it is a good thing—not too much, of course—but keep a little of it, Anne, keep a little of it." 

i guess sansa’s remark about learning a lot from cersei could still be in keeping with sansa not going ~Full Dark Vengeance Badass~, if what it meant was that observing cersei taught sansa to be politically savvy and to understand how ruthless people work, and also that observing cersei taught sansa what she herself did not want to be. she wants to earn people’s love instead of their fear.

but i don’t necessarily expect this to be the context, though i wish i did.

(i think brienne in the books is extremely similar to sansa – she has her romantic ideals and a kind heart too – and the show clearly has had NO idea how to portray those qualities in her, and has very, very seldom tried, like they literally cannot fathom a woman who’s an incredible knight and bashful and sweet and openly vulnerable all at once.)

it’s too early in s7 for me to really judge, and things could go great, but i just feel like these writers do not have the nuance to portray with admiration a young woman who is the mother and the maiden instead of the warrior. the only way to make a girl like sansa worthwhile is to erase everything that she originally was in the process.