you get to learn something from the animators by doing clean up :d

anonymous asked:

That video was so soft tho in my opinion, I love how they talked about dan and kept adrressing him as if he were their own child. They also made a few random comments here and there that really made me think about their relationship and their future. I'd love to hear your thoughts, you are way better at articulating things! :D

YES dude (though idk about me being better this summary is SPOT ON!!!!) lots of cute moments and parenting insights in this. i loved it!!!!! i’m just gonna copy paste my running commentary while i watched hahah :)

  • ok right off the bat I’m just. laughing. dan’s words in the intro are so confusing hahaha. “‘won’t somebody please think of the children?’ we’re not. too late for all of you.” ……… what? i mean i think they’re referencing this clip from the simpsons and i think dan is trying to say they’re not ‘thinking of us,’ like to make a joke that they’re inconsiderate or that their content is bad (in the way he always does when he’s like ‘i’m so sorry this is a complete disaster,’) but instead he just sounds very much like he’s saying he and phil aren’t thinking of ‘children’ right now, like not thinking of having children right now esp bc he mumbles the ‘too late for all of you’ bit so it was all jst very jarring and i began this video w heart racing and eyes wide, ready to ~pick up on anything~ and for daniel howell and his dumb way of speaking to always keep me on my toes ugh what a mess
  • regardless. phil sassing dan at the beginning for talking over him,,,, yes. ‘i’m trying to do an intro! let me finish!’ the sweetest words in the english language
  • dan’s summary of toddlers: they run around, they get very angry, and they slowly learn to poop
  • musings on the audience: we’re ‘ready to pick up on anything’ and we ‘can see it all’ love this self-aware, multi-layered, meta humor, kings of comedy
  • 1:47 dan saying ‘how many years would you have to use a toilet and not clean it,’ made me confront the reality that dan cleans toilets at least once in a while. stars! they’re just like us
  • ‘dil get your hand down that u-bend stat’ is honestly so funny. phil’s giggle when dan is ‘not particularly comfortable’ is so cute
  • their sharing in a bit of nostalgia for their daycare memories and bonding over the similarity of their experiences. stop. i love how dan knows the distance from wokingham to manchester off the top of his head and characterizes their age gap as ‘a couple of years.’ i feel queasy
  • dil is werrrrqing it according to dan. he is also party miami dad
  • phil acknowledging the existence of the ripped jeans and envisioning them turning into ripped shorts. didn’t know i needed that. very into it
  • dan committing to wearing a crop top in the event that he ever has abs. can phil please tell him to stick to his guns about subverting society’s standards for male beauty and to therefore go ahead and rock a crop top regardless of his abdominal musculature, if that’s what he wants??? ?
  • phil actually hates the crop top and shorts. dan says it’s amazing and starts to criticize phil (‘phil stop be—‘ in his typical higher-pitched tone of indignation) but then gets thoroughly distracted by dil doing crunches lmao
  • this might be really weird but I’m obsessed w watching the way phil uses his hands when he gets excited. just like. watch his hands from 4:38 to 5:15 it’s the most heartwarming thing u will likely ever see. i think in this vid in particular he was even more expressive than usual and i noticed he clasped his hands near his chin or grabbed his own face a number of times and it was so cute. phil lester, actual king of gesticulation. i always wonder if this tendency is natural for him or something that he kind of forces in order to sort of appear more animated/performance-y when he’s filming (cause something about it sort of feels like a nervous tic at times!!! but idk!!!! body language experts, weigh in!!!)
  • 5:37 dan is confused then starts singing along and they make weird noises i have no idea what they’re referencing and i have never hated their connection more. i feel so left out
  • dan’s idea of a school-aged child is obsession w playstation and pokemon
  • dab is sprinting maniacally and in my current state of mind i find it fucking hilarious
  • dan has mentioned dil’s abs like 10 times in  7 mins
  • i like how they both immediately agree w no discussion that creativity is the most desirable trait of those options
  • also cheerful. dan says ‘i like cheerful’ and fuck I’m soft
  • dan is genuinely emotional about child dab which is so cute
  • i love how actually disappointed phil is that this child’s fav animal is a frog and how dan immediately comes to his defense. this feels like eerily realistic insight into a situation dnp would def get into with their child
  • ‘easy beans’ phil owns my heart
  • they buy dab an art table thing and phil says ’we need to make him the most creative child possible.’ i love that with minimal discussion they immediately want to get stuff for dab to encourage his talents it reminds me of dan ranting about what makes a good parent (someone who equips their child to pursue their passions)
  • dan says he needs to be connected to the internet and phil hesitates bc he’s so young and dan is immediately outraged. and then phil immediately caves. this also felt so insightful to me, like we were watching them kind of talk out their real life approach to parenting and exposing their child to technology 
  • 16:01 their enthusiasm about dab’s drawing like y’all i know this is a sim but they’re rly treating it like a real kid and it’s just too vividly mirroring how they would obviously react to their real child’s first ever drawing and I’m emotional
  • phil immediately suggests hanging it up and they both have a long awwwwwww aiwejroaiejroaier this is Too Much
  • omg the exchange at 16:54 about cake made me wanna die i feel like first off it is v rare to hear phil call dan by his name in videos (other than when he’s exasperated and yells ‘dan!!!!’ as an interjection bc dan is being a shit) so it immediately just felt like a more personal moment and then the way that dan was like ofc we can and must cater to ur random craving and order cake delivery immediately after filming like he just rolls w it and it’s just such a spontaneous and sweet little moment and godddddd they def curled up and ate cake after they were done w the video, on their new couch, in their new fancy lounge, in their new home, bc they can just do that. fucking hell their domestic bliss is giving me so much envy my heart physically ACHES with it
  • ‘baking a cake in your bikini that’s quite iconic’ phil is just out here empowering women to love themselves
  • then dan butting in with ‘what a milf’ nice, it’s been forever since he’s been that explicit about female attraction i was shook. i like that he immediately asks if he’s allowed to say it and phil immediately shuts him down. i mean there’s a slight chance that’s just for comedic value but it feels sort of in line w the notion that they (esp dan) have consciously toned down and all but eliminated female attraction mentions (or sexualization) from their dialogue in videos bc they’re aware of their mostly female audience (this speculation aside in all honesty why is eliza’s bod low-key bangin)
  • 18:16 when dan is like walking thru his vision for dab as the social arty kid and evan as the shy genius he is literally writing fic in his head idk why he’s even tryna make fun of tumblr’s interest in this ship he’s the biggest stan out there all of the dab x evan entries on wattpad will be by dan under various pseudonyms
  • para-BOWL-uhs is this how brits say parabola or is dan just terrible
  • 19:54 dan wants them to hook up confirmt

lol fuck this video was good and dnp are going to be fucking amazing dads idec that’s the only conclusion from this video that matters

(sims #39)

anonymous asked:

prompt: they fight. big fight. the biggest fight. gimme angst :D

Wow you sadistic fuck come back when you have happier prompts. Just kidding. I will indulge you. Just not in the way you’re expecting.

What you are about to read is the biggest fight Andrew and Neil have in their entire relationship ever.

Some refer to it as “The Great Kitty Schism.” Others, specifically those who truly had to bear witness to the events, call it “The Cold Cat War Apocalypse.”

  • It began on a Tuesday in Columbia.
  • By this point in time, Andrew and Neil are both signed to the same professional Exy team.
  • For the better part of two years, they have been going between separate apartments, filling the small amounts of spare time they can get with each other.
  • But now it’s finally over. They can finally live together in their own space.
  • The decision to buy a house is easy. It’s learning to live with each other in a big space that’s a bit tricky.
  • Settling in takes the good part of two months but they are finally just beginning to figure it out.
  • That’s when “Cat 1″ enters into their lives.

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how about some headcanons of how a sleepover would go between the girls and their s/o?

Sure! Very cute!

Maki Harukawa

  • She doesn’t find a problem with it, claiming that she’s quite used to sharing a bed and space with other children.
  • She’ll tidy up and get as many blankets and pillows as she can find to create a cute little bed for you.
  • Once you arrive, she’ll sit in complete silence until you suggest something.
  • When you do, she’ll reluctantly agree, and go along with talking, cuddling, doing whatever you so please.
  • She seems unenthusiastic, and’ll apologize for that.
  • These just aren’t her thing, you know?

Kirumi Toujou

  • She oddly seems pleased that you would propose such a thing, saying that she would be overjoyed to be your host for the night.
  • She insists that you come to her place, seeing as she’d rather spend the night in a tidy, familiar environment.
  • When you arrive, the place is spotless and she’s waiting at the door to take your coat, bags, anything you may have.
  • You tell her that she doesn’t have to be so formal, and that it’s just you, which catches her off guard.
  • After all, she’s served people who hosted sleepovers before, and this was what she’s always done?
  • So should she do the same for you?
  • She’ll still offer do do little things for you throughout the night, such as offering foot rubs or a massage.
  • You eventually convince her to stop fretting about and sit down, and the two of you spend the night watching documentaries and reading to each other!

Angie Yonaga

  • This girl is literally shaking from excitement when the idea is posed!
  • She wants to make the night absolutely perfect and to be able to spend as much time as possible with you!
  • The house is a mess of pillows, canvas, paint and blankets when you arrive and she’s waiting for you with a b i g smile and hug!
  • She’s planned so many fun games!! She’s super excited to play them with you!
  • She may intend on staying up the entire night with you
  • She first has you draw with her as she blasts music at top volume, singing along with it every so often.
  • She’ll then have you lay on your back with her, and stare at the ceiling, talking for hours over anything that comes to mind!
  • Her ceiling totally has glow in the dark stars
  • She eventually falls asleep there, and looks quite cute! It’s a good night!

Kaede Akamatsu

  • She invites you over to her place, and seems quite happy to make the first move.
  • She tells you to bring the warmest pajamas you have and a bunch of pillows.
  • She sits with you in silence for a few moments after you arrive before insisting that she has no idea what to do.
  • They two of you h a v e to do something, in her opinion.
  • This eventually ends in her going to vent her boredom out through the piano, and offering you a chance to listen.
  • You eventually fall asleep there as her soft melodies drift you to sleep.

Miu Iruma

  • At first, she teases you, asking if you were too afraid to sleep on your own, or if your were afraid of the dark.
  • This teasing soon turns to her asking if you wanted to do something special tonight.
  • Once you assure her that your intentions are pure, and suggest a sleepover idea, she calls you a dreaming schoolgirl.
  • She agrees nonetheless, and practically b e g s for you to come to her place, for she wants to show you some new stuff she’s been working on!
  • She somehow convinces you to agree that you would try her newest “Do it while you sleep” invention later on.
  • You’ll probably regret it, but she looks super excited, and you couldn’t turn that face down.
  • She’s never had sleepovers like this before, she she honestly has not a clue what to do
  • She won’t go any further, but’ll end up talking your ear off the entire night.
  • At one point as you’re talking, she’ll force you to feed her chips as she lies on your lap.
  • The night eventually ends with her nodding off there, having exhausted herself out, and you two sleep there!

Himiko Yumeno

  • She’d rather not make a big deal about it, after all, it’s just spending the night together.
  • Her place is a complete mess with cards and clothes strewn everywhere.
  • She apologizes, saying that she couldn’t find the energy to clean up with a laugh.
  • She tells you that she’s immensely tired, and would just like to chill the entire night.
  • She suggests a movie, and you agree!
  • It’s probably Wizard of Ox or a fairy movie
  • She makes popcorn and sits next to you, resting her head on your shoulder the entire time, seeming mostly preoccupied with the movie.
  • She yawns a couple times, and often begs you to stroke her head as she’s leaning against you, finding it calming.
  • She totally doesn’t accidentally choke on popcorn. Nope. Didn’t happen.
  • She gets pretty sleepy halfway through, and you have to help her to bed! Overall, it’s a chill, but nice night!

Tsumugi Shirogane

  • She f r e a k s out!
  • She’s seen so many episodes of anime where sleepovers were a time to bond!
  • She’s never really had many before, and even though it’s just between the two of you, she goes all out.
  • This means setting out your favorite foods, drinks, along with hers!
  • This means setting out your favorite foods, drinks, along with hers!
  • Of course she’s set up common sleepover activities that she learned from reading online
  • She offers to do your nails, or, that you can do hers! She apologizes that the only thing she knows how to do is gradients, and that she would like to learn how to do fancier designs sometime.
  • She’ll offer to make you a fancy drink if you so please, and is honestly planning on doing whatever you want her to do the entire night.
  • She just wants you to have a good time!!
  • She’s selected a long lineup of her favorite animated movies and anime episodes, in case you wanted to treat her to watching them!
  • If you agree, she’ll be ecstatic, and practically d r a g you to the couch to watch them with a smile that could light up an entire room.
  • She gets too absorbed to speak much, but it’s still enjoyable!
  • She totally doesn’t stay up the entire night

Tenko Chabashira

  • She’s super flustered at the mention of a sleepover, at first thinking it as in inappropriate gesture.
  • She was n e v e r able to have them as a kid, and honestly finds them a bit weird.
  • She proposes the idea of spending the night in her dojo, though shoots it down after realizing there’s not much there.
  • Some way or another she ends up in your house, not quite knowing why she’s there.
  • She tells you that if you just wanted to sleep in the same bed, then you just should have said so earlier.
  • You then explain the concepts of a sleepover, and the games you could play, and she begins to understand it.
  • She’ll then hoist you on her back and parade throughout the house with you, laughing.
  • You’ll play and stretch some more before she insists she’ll sleep early, begging you to do the same. A good night’s rest is important, you know?
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Submitted by trulycas

Prompt: Superheroes

Round 2.9: Show and Tell vs. Fire

Sam didn’t like going to school.

At least, not when he was younger- six, to be exact. Wide-eyed, wild-haired, mouth always running and hands constantly tugging on Dean’s sleeve for some sliver of attention. That’s where he always wanted to be- by Dean’s side. Not in the midst of a swarm of high voices and accusing looks and giggles hidden behind palms.

He couldn’t be with his big brother when he was at school. Couldn’t hear his warm voice or count the explosion of freckles falling across his cheeks after Dad grumbled that he was “too busy” to play a game. It was always, “Class, this is Sam.” “Where have you been, Sam?” “Where’d you get that bruise, Sam?”

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anonymous asked:

What program(s) do you recommend for artists who are new to digital art/photoshop?

Hi anon! Sorry for the slow reply, but here it is:

I’m going to sound like an advert, but i’m going to go right ahead and say Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint [pro]

Now, i’m someone who started out on Photoshop 3 [I think it was?] about a hundred years ago, and I can humbly say i’ve come a long way since those days of drawing with a mouse and using the star brush tool way too often. And while Photoshop is amazing, and you have so many great tools, and a lot of different ways you can modify them or create new brushes, you can animate, much better sensitivity for the tablet pen, oh god the filters, or the multiple ways you can manipulate and create and do things… 

But, personally, I don’t think it’s actually that great for a beginner artist. 

I say this for two reasons, and then i’ll shut up about Photoshop. 

One: Photoshop is designed for photo editing. Once you get a good look around, you’ll notice a lot of the tools are targeted for people manipulating, editing, cleaning up, filtering photos. This is something you’ll notice with the brush tool/shape, and how certain things just don’t quite work like an actual artist tool. Which… is okay, but as a beginner, it’s nice to have tools that more closely simulate real artistic tools.  [Ex: an actual paint brush, pencil, pen, etc.] 

Annnd Two: This isn’t to say you can’t create amazing work in Photoshop. Most of the hyper-realistic art you might see on DA or other art forums is created in Photoshop by professionals. > Key word here is: Professionals. They know all the tools that Photoshop provides, and have more than likely created at least 70 of their own tools to create such stunning artwork. Now, i’m not saying a beginner can’t reach this level, or pursue this style of art in Photoshop. But, I am talking about learning digital art skills from a beginner level, which brings me to Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio. 

CSP/Manga Studio is not only for those of you out there who want to draw Manga. [I think that’s sort of why they changed the name recently.] It’s an amazing program, with dozens of benefits for beginning artists. To start with, you can go in almost any direction/style you want to. There’s brushes that simulate a very realistic painting experience, there’s pen tools that work very much like actually inking lines, there’s screen tones for the manga crowd, there’s preset comic frames/boxes and speech bubble tools [also custom versions] for those looking to create their own comics, there’s charcoal and pencil tools for the softer styles of art, there’s highly versatile line tools, for those creating a very clean style of art, and so on and so forth. [You can also animate, but I haven’t figured out how to use that yet. ; n ; ] 

In fact, they show off some of the tools right here: [ X ] >Scroll down< 

Link to tutorials: [ X ]

There’s also these fun 3D models to work with, which are great for beginners figuring out poses. [Warning: Anatomy is NOT accurate in a lot of cases.]  

It also offers different types of rulers, like a symmetrical ruler, and a perspective ruler. 

All of which are really good tools for a beginner artist to start with. :D 
So, I highly suggest getting the free trial and trying it out to see if it works for you. If not, I would also suggest trying out the Photoshop trial, or SAI. 

Good luck! 

25 Rules for Mothers of Sons

While I was browsing facebook, I saw this shared article in my newsfeed. Someday, I might gonna have my own son, and these are the lists that I absolutely wanna do. Although I always believe that being an amazing mother cannot be learned nor taught, it happens through mistakes, tears, sleepless nights, etc. BUT still, I love this article, it makes sense.

photo credits: i got this from pinterest

25 Rules for Mothers of Sons

1. Teach him the words for how he feels. Your son will scream out of frustration and hide out of embarrassment. He’ll cry from fear and bite out of excitement. Let his body move by the emotion, but also explain to him what the emotion is and the appropriate response to that emotion for future reference. Point out other people who are feeling the same thing and compare how they are showing that emotion. Talk him through your emotions so that someday when he is grown, he will know the difference between angry and embarrassed; between disappointment and grief.

2. Be a cheerleader for his life. There is no doubt that you are the loudest person in the stands at his t-ball games. There is no doubt that he will tell you to “stop, mom” when you sing along to his garage band’s lyrics. There is no doubt that he will get red-faced when you show his prom date his pictures from boy scouts. There is no doubt that he is not telling his prom date about your blog where you’ve been bragging about his life from his first time on the potty to the citizenship award he won in ninth grade. He will tell you to stop. He will say he’s embarrassed. But he will know that there is at least one person that is always rooting for him.

3. Teach him how to do laundry. ..And load the dishwasher, and iron a shirt. He may not always choose to do it. He may not ever have to do it. But someday his wife will thank you.

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Preference #6 “Where do babies come from?” [Requested]

A/N: Sorry it took a little longer than anticipated. Hope you enjoy, though. :)

Scott: The vague cries of a newborn child reverberated throughout the humble nursery, soothing murmurs of tenderness ghost over the fussing infant’s sensitive eardrums. A tranquil humming brought the tearful cries to a sniffle, Scott’s deep voice lulling the newborn into a peaceful slumber as he cradled the tiny baby against his bare chest, an affectionate glisten to his warm milk chocolate irises as he watched his newborn son fall asleep. There was nothing more fulfilling or important in his life than being a father; except for being your husband. “Daddy?” A tiny female voice inquired softly, a mess of brunette curls popping in the doorway. “Mommy needs your help.” Scott nodded, silently acknowledging his eldest child as he gently lay the newborn in the modern sleigh crib, making sure to close the bedroom door behind him. Scooping up his giggling daughter, he pressed a chaste kiss to her chubby porcelain cheek, making his way to the kitchen where he knew you were busy cooking a lavish dinner. Melissa was visiting, bringing Sheriff Stilinski as her date, hoping to spend some quality time with her son, her favorite daughter-in-law and her beloved grandchildren. “I hear you need my assistance, my love.” He declared in a superhero façade, as he sat your four year old daughter on the counter.

“I can’t reach the serving platter your mom got us last Christmas.” You placed your nimble hands on your hip, pouting at your husband in an exaggerated fashion. He released a hearty chuckle, shaking his head as he grinned from ear to ear at how adorable you were. Every time his mother came to visit you were blown into a frenzy; cleaning every inch of the house, making delicious recipes you found online and dressing to impress. The effort wasn’t needed, Melissa loved you; he tried to explain the fact to you on several occasions but it fell on deaf ears.

“Need anything else, babe?” He inquired sweetly, reaching over your head as he removed the sterling silver platter from the cabinet; placing the dish on the counter as he glanced at your daughter. She gave her father a cheesy grin, swinging her little legs back and forth as she sat quietly.

“Nope, that was it.” You replied with a quick peck to his cheek. “Is Junior asleep?”

“Out like a light.” He informed, sneaking a crab cake from the foil bowl it sat in.

“Where do babies come from?” The soft spoken inquiry was a disastrous shock to both of your systems. Scott began to choke on the stolen nibble of food, as you shifted uncomfortably, neither knowing how to handle the offhanded question. Scott sputtered as he attempted to swallow the half chewed mess of seafood in his mouth, blinking rapidly as he begged you to say something with his widened cappuccino eyes. “Uh, t-they come from mommy bellies. You know that.” You replied, placing a palm on your stomach for emphasis. “Remember when your brother was in there?”

“Mhmm.” She nodded, brunette curls bobbing as her dark eyebrows knit together. “But how did he get out?”

“The doctor tickled him out!” Scott exclaimed in a panic, wanting desperately to change the subject. “When doctors tickle mommies babies come out.”

“How do babies get in there?” She questioned, innocent dark chocolate irises glancing between you both as she blinked and tilted her head in curiosity.

“Uh.” Scott looked in your direction for any chance of assistance, but the look of utter amusement written all over your face was no help. “D-Daddies have to tickle mommies.”

“Oh, okay.” She giggled content with the information given to her by her father as she crossed her legs. “Thank you, daddy.”

“Do you want to tickle me and have another?” You whispered against his broad shoulder, releasing an entertained laugh. He shushed you, a warm blush creeping across the surface of his cheekbones. “Stop it.” He groaned hiding his face in your neck as he hugged you flush against his taller frame. He just hoped the answer would suffice for a few more years; he wasn’t ready for your daughter to grow up yet. When she did, he figured locking her in the house until she was forty was a good source of abstinence.

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No Dutch Courage Required

A/N: Dearest Bubbles, happy happy (sssh, I know it’s belated) birthday! 

Dylan O’Brien/Tyler Hoechlin | roommates fluff | ~2k

It happens after the Christmas tree incident. Sure, Dylan is apologetic as fuck, at least if his ramblings are anything to go by, and Tyler is already tired of hearing “sorry” and “no, seriously Hoech, I’m so sorry”.  He’s not even angry about what happened, he never was in the first place, mostly because of the satisfying feeling of getting to tell Dylan “I told you so.”

Nevertheless, the next party happens with that incident still on most people’s minds, and Dylan makes yet another promise that nothing like that will happen again.

“Well, the tree is gone now,” Tyler points out. “Just please don’t hump anything else, okay?”

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urlplankton  asked:

Are there any specific lyrics or anything in the sharpest lives that make you think it's about Gerard getting clean? I really like this meaning, I'd never really thought about the song like that until you mentioned it

Oh man there’s heaps…
I’ve never been drunk before in my life so I have no experience to draw on here, but in my mind this is what I think of it. Don’t kill me if I have the wrong idea - I just don’t have the first hand knowledge.

So he makes a few blatant references to drinking - in the first verse and the pre chorus (“I’m drunk I suppose” and “I’ve really been on a bender and it shows”), but I think the whole song kind of emulates the struggles of addictions and stuff.
Like at the start he basically gives you the run down of his drinker life - he comes home late, crashes on the couch in his clothes because he’s tired from dancing all night and maybe he’s drunk etc etc. But the attitude in this, especially in “I’m drunk I suppose” is like he doesn’t really know, and doesn’t really care, he’s just going with. Same with “If it looks like I’m laughing I’m really just asking to leave, this alone”. To me it’s like he’s just dismissively laughing it off when people confront him about his addiction or try to intervene - Remember when Brian on LOTMS said intervention wasn’t working?
You’re the one that I need, I’m the one that you loathe
I think at least at some point drinking leads to crankiness right? I mean with hangovers and what not… And generally if you act cranky to people, they’ll act cranky back because your sudden un-called-for crankiness annoys them. Gerard needed his band mates and friends and other people, but in his out-of-it state it would have been easy for him to think that they started hating him because of the cranky. Here it’s like he’s realized he has a problem and that he needs help, but he doesn’t think he’ll get any because he thinks he’s loathed.
You can watch me corrode like a beast in repose
‘Cause I love all the poison
Away with the boys in the band
Gerard did say in LOTMS that he felt that he needed to be drunk to be able to be Gerard on stage, to be able to perform…
I’ve really been on a bender and it shows
I don’t know about you, but I think this line is delicious in a musical sense too. It’s an admission of his problem, but what’s more - he knows it shows, which means can see how it’s affecting everything. And it’s just something about the way Gerard sings it and the actual succession of notes that he sings that says he knows his problem is bad. I also love how the guitars have that whole pitch bendy thing going on to go with it :3

In the chorus, it’s like there’s two options for him, and he’s torn between the two - facing it and actually getting clean - to kill the habits “A light to burn all the empires”, or giving up and allowing it to get worse and worse - which wouldn’t take much - “A kiss and I will surrender”. To rise or fall?

Then there’s the third verse.
There’s a place in the dark where the animals go
You can take off your skin in the cannibal glow
I like to think he’s referring to that mentally altered state you’re in when you’re drunk, in this bit. Taking off your skin - is kind of like how some of your inhibitions are removed when you’re drunk. 
Juliet loves the beat and the lust it commands
Drop the dagger and lather the blood on your hands, Romeo
On one hand getting drunk might be fun - gives you a high - whatever, but on the other hand he should stop and think about what he’s doing to himself…
It’s like while he’s trying to get clean, the temptation to just go and drink and get loose is tugging at him and whispering persuasively in his ear about how fun it would be, and its hard for him to keep snapping himself out of it. Then the pre chorus and chorus come in, and it’s really too much for him to have to do this on his own.

Also, there’s that bit in the bridge of the song where the Mikey goes nuts and Ray starts playing D# s and then E s and there’s this casual choir in there. Now the choir is split in two and is singing one of those scales that I forgot the name of (you learn them in grade 1 piano I’m sure…) where one part goes up the C# minor scale and the other goes down the C# minor scale simultaneously ( of course The Sharpest Lives had to be in freaking c sharp minor :P ). I think it kind of emphasizes the whole alternate paths thing, - rise or fall.

Yeah… so that could have been briefer, but I suck at explaining things even though my parents are teachers. I apologize. It’s fuzzy in places but that’s half my interpretation of the song.
(I’m sorry for answering late <3 )

anonymous asked:

if you're still taking prompts, how about witch!dipper get a mail order demon (bill) to act as his familiar?

Interesting. Here’s a thing! Not actually a mail order demon, but I hope this is an acceptable plot replacement. (Still really need to learn how to write shorter fics. This ended up longer than I expected. D:)


It’s not terribly unusual for a witch not to have a familiar, but that’s typically reserved for people as old as Grunkle Stan, whose familiars have died, either due to natural causes, or in some duel or battle. They’re only animals, after all, and as useful and comforting as they are, they aren’t immortal. By the time most people reach middle age, their first familiars have already passed, and they’ve moved on to another one. 

They say that you never forget the first, that the combination of your magic influences you for the rest of your life.

Dipper’s eighteen, and he still doesn’t have a familiar. He’s never found anything that felt right.

A practitioner without one at Dipper’s age is, at best, weird, or at worst- Well, Dipper’s heard worse things said about him. At least in Gravity Falls, it’s more out of pity for his lack of companion, not that he’s shunned for being a freak with magic. 

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