Meme time!

Feb. 12th, 2011 06:12 am
mokuyoubi: (Steven/Joe Blue)
Stole this from [livejournal.com profile] ink_on_the_page because it's just too fun to resist!

I promise to send something handmade to the first 6 people who leave a comment here. It would be awesome if you would post this on your own journal and send things to people.

The only rules are that:

1) it must be handmade by you and,
2) it must be sent to your 6 people sometime within 2011.

I tried to do this once years ago, but one of my ny resolutions has been to find more motivation and do shit, and I'm actually succeeding pretty well, so this is getting done this time, bitches.

It would be totally douchey of me to limit to this to people only in the US, so I'll send it wherever. I can't promise anything too specific, but I would like to give you some options, so let me know if you want a piece of jewellery (and if so, what type, and what colour scheme, and silver or gold findings), something that can be used to decorate your room/house/apartment (and if so, you can give me a theme or colour scheme to work with), Japanese calligraphy (you can pick what you want it to say), a drawing (you can pick any person or pairing, but I warn that this is the area where I am least skilled), or baked goods (I'm very good at this, but I'm not sure how well it would travel, so you should probably only pick this if you're in the US). You can pm me or email me with your address :D

1. [livejournal.com profile] ohohstarryeyed
2. [livejournal.com profile] trcunning
3. [livejournal.com profile] kenovay
4. [livejournal.com profile] okubyo_kitsune
5. [livejournal.com profile] elucreh
6. [livejournal.com profile] the_randomist

w00t!

Jan. 11th, 2011 02:35 pm
mokuyoubi: (Steven/Joe Blue)
notags finished! (ish) (it could be finished if I don't manage to write the last bit I want to, so...finished. Ish) :D

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad

Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Anyway, have TWO photos, because I couldn't pick which I liked better. From when Muse and I went to the Maroon 5 concert this...August? September? IDK. Seriously one of the best concerts I've ever been to, top 3 for sure. Look at Adam Levine's ridiculous smile. &him; If anyone's interested, I will tots post my vids from the show too. He's so fucking adorable in them, I can't stand it--when he bemoans his high-pitched voices, and tells the story of his mom worrying about him catching a chill wearing his tank-top on stage. HIM!

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so behind

Jan. 8th, 2011 07:15 pm
mokuyoubi: (Marigold Miyavi)
My wacky sleep schedule makes this posting once a day thing sort of tricky. Technically I've posted once each of my days, but then I was up 30 hours in a row yesterday, and slept in today, so...yeah. I'm just gonna do two days in one!

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy

Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Since the first several were "your favourite ____" I decided to continue in that vein for my free pick on the 6th day, and name my favourite play! I'm a huge theatre geek and have been in a bunch of shows, and when I lived in NYC, I went as often as I could afford.

My favourite play is sort of a tie between "Waiting for Godot" and "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade," but I also love "The House of Blue Leaves" (quite, quite different from "The House of Leaves" though sometimes I get the titles confused in my head, especially since, in the House of Leaves, the word "house" is always printed in blue ink, lol) and "Pablo Picasso at the Lapin Agile."

My favourite musical is "Cabaret," though "Phantom of the Opera" held the honour for many, many years. I love "Chicago," too, but that has a lot to do with the choreography by the fabulous Bob Fosse. Incidentally, I pretty much hate all the movie versions of these musicals, though at least Phantom is pretty to look at *shrug*

A picture that makes me happy...

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Muse asleep on the couch in the most awkward position ever to accommodate our spoiled pets. Tell me it doesn't make you smile, too :D
mokuyoubi: (Steve/Joe Toxic Twins)
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → Your favourite book

Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

I would like to argue that since I work overnights, and don't go to sleep until around 2pm my time, that this still counts as day number five. I'll do day number six when I wake up this evening, or something.

So...favourite quote. I'm not really sure I've ever given it much thought, so I'm going to go with a line from the movie "Four Rooms," in which Jennifer Beale's character Angela says, "Everybody starts out as strangers, Ted. It's where we end up that counts." I mean, it's simply hilarious in the context, but it's very meaningful too, particularly to me.

I'm such a socially awkward person that the "getting to know you process" can be quite difficult or strange for me, and I've often said that I'm not going to bother with it. I'm not going to play nice and pretend to be someone I'm not, just waiting to see if a person might be compatible with me as a friend, only to find they're not, weeks or months later. I'm going to be straight-forward and honest about who I am. Someone might think "why would you tell me this?" and my thought on the matter is, if it bothers you now, aren't you glad you heard it straight up and didn't waste time on me?

People can take this to a very uncomfortable extreme, and I wouldn't say I'm too bad about it. But if I meet someone who seems cool and interesting, who might share my interests, *shrugs*

Here's a link to "The Wrong Man," the part of the movie where the line is spoken. Lots of fun, but I recommend the whole thing, too. There's bonus David Proval! Kissing Ted! I used to hate "Lie to Me" until I started watching it as a sequel to this. Tim Roth plays the lead character Ted, and Jennifer Beale's is his wife in LtM, so, yeah. The line is at about 6:59:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGrjzr6f0WE
mokuyoubi: (Miyavi Sutra)
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television programme

Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

This one is just impossible to narrow down, so I'm going to say my favourites in a few different genres. As an English major, I read a *lot* of literature throughout my academic career. My absolute favourite of these would be Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. It's a collection of short stories set in the aughts of 1900, in a town that was once important for it's placement on the railway, but is slowly dying. The stories paint small pictures of the towns inhabitants, described as "grotesques" in the prologue. It is a painfully beautiful book full of unrequited love, sadness, longing, and brief, blinding moments of truth. I won't say any more, because it should just be read.

Michael Cunningham's The Hours comes in second, and though it isn't my favourite, Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway is sort of essential reading to get the most out of it. I love fucked up characters and relationships, so it shouldn't be any surprise that I loved the weird romantic codependency between Virginia and her sister Vanessa, I love the entire character of Mrs. Brown, her cake, her infatuation with Kitty, her quiet, suffocating depression.

The next two are ones I'm actually re-reading right now, my favourite comedy -- Good Omens -- and my favourite post-modern, meta-textual horror fiction -- The House of Leaves. Good Omens is such a joy to read over and over. It's just as hilarious every time (what isn't funny about the apocalypse), and I find myself noticing things I hadn't before. I love every character in the damn thing, plus Aziraphale and Crowley OTP!

The House of Leaves is probably the creepiest thing I've ever read/seen/experienced. This book gave me nightmares. It's my favourite kind of scary, that slowly builds, never explicitly showing you why you should be scared, or of what. It's the terror of what's lurking, unseen, poised to strike should you turn around. There's a story within a story within a story, chapters that diverge from the main storyline to give history, mythology, and physics lessons, footnotes that go on for pages. Plus it's just visually stunning--the text is blue, red, and black, there are passages written upside-down, diagonally, in spirals, in blocks and circles. Danielewski created a masterpiece here, with hotlinks in the texts, with architectural text, created a house from the leaves of the book. And how cool is it that his sister, Poe, made her album "Haunted" to go along with the book. Even if you don't want to read it, you should look it up sometime.

Favourite fantasy would be His Dark Materials series, specifically The Amber Spyglass, though I love all three. The last, though it breaks my heart and moves me to tears every time (and kills most of my favourite characters), it's such a beautiful piece of work. Everything culminates so fantastically, the only fitting end to the journey that's taken place, and I love that we see how Lyra and Will have grown and matured, and I'm so fucking proud of them every time. I'd go more into how much I love it, but it would be boring and I have to get my nephew to bed, anyway. So. Yeah.

Runner's up include Sarah Monette's Melusine, Dicken's Great Expectations, and A Wrinkle in Time.
mokuyoubi: (Laura/Reminton)
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie

Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Okay, for this I can't pick just one, but again, my two share basic and defining similarities. I'd say my overall favourite tv show would be Remington Steele. Of course there's the subject matter--strong female lead and the dashing, mysterious stranger sweeping in and turning her life upsidedown, the two of them solving mysteries together and sharing sizzling sexual tension. Laura is still my favourite female character in a television show ever, and though a lot of the show is dated (since it was made in the early 80s), her character remains an excellent role model even now. She never compromised, which was awesome. I have a thing for detectives, especially PIs, and the plots were (with a few exceptions) always interesting. I loved Remington's secretive past that slowly unfolded over the seasons. And the romance between Laura and Remington...ah. So much love--look at my icon--so delicate and sweet and OTP. I love that Remington always treated Laura with such respect, and as an equal, struggling with his need to protect her and the realisation that she didn't need or want his protection...and that maybe he needed her to be the strong one sometimes. &them;

Now, I grew up with RS, and I own it on DVD, and it is probably the thing I've watched most often over the course of my life, but my favourite currently running tv show, and the one I watch with most frequency now, is Psych. Oh look, PIs with a secret twist! Hm. This one took me by surprise, since I hated it so much when I was first exposed to it. Like I had an extremely negative reaction and avoided watching more for over a year, and then bam! Saw the first episode and I was hooked. I literally watch at least one episode *everyday*, have bought two seasons on DVD even though the whole thing is free on view it now on Netflix, I squee even though I've seen the episodes like, ten times each now. I love Gus and Shawn's friendship so *fucking* much. It reminds me so much of my friendship with my BFF. I love that Shawn is so smart and so stupid at the same time, and that he makes Gus feel important, and even though Shawn's an ass, he never does the shitty stuff you *expect* him to do. You expect him to cockblock Gus, but he actually *helps* him get the girls he wants. You expect him to rub his successes in Lassy's face, but he gives Lassy credit, or goes out of his way to make Lassy (and the Chief) think it was Lassy who solved crimes. IDK, I love his character ridiculous amounts, and he isn't even my favourite on the show. Lassy is. Anyway, I love that it pulls off the dramedy thing so well, because it's a difficult balance to achieve and to do well. I don't even mind the Shawn/Jules (though I don't really see it that much--Jules has so much more in common with Gus! and come one people, Shawn/Lassy OTP!)

But, yes. Love. Close runners-up: Supernatural, House, Firefly, The X-Files, and Bones.
mokuyoubi: (SteveJoe Pensive)
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

This one was a bit trickier for me, and I'm still not certain that I'm happy with my answer. The automatic and obvious answer I had was "I <3 Huckabees," followed closely by "wait, what about 'Inception!'" I'm still going to have to give it to Huckabees, tho, for a lot of reasons. In my mind anyway, the basic themes of the movies are, though on the surface they might seem radically different. They have to do with questioning one's reality, and Dom's journey could be viewed as an existential one, especially considering that it's his guilt that's keeping Mal, and himself, trapped, similar to the way that Albert allows the shame his mother taught him, and his relationship with Brad cause him to unknowingly sabotage his own objectives.

What I love about Huckabees is difficult to put into words. Yeah it's really fucking funny, and I love all the actors and they all play their roles beautifully, but it also makes me think a lot about the meaning of existence. If I ever were to believe in something--religion or school of philosophy, I think existentialism would be it, and the discussions had in the movie, particularly between Bernard, Vivian, and Albert. Even though I don't really buy into Nihilism, I do love Tommy's point of view, which really makes sense in context with his character (and which is played just superbly by Marky Mark).

I don't know, I'm not going to bale to explain it to my satisfaction, so I'm going to get annoyed if I keep trying, but yes--funny, thinking, irreverent but *touching*, and there's a lot of truth in it, moments that actually make my chest burn and ache because they're so familiar--particularly Brad's realisation about himself after hearing the tape with his story repeated again and again; the scene with Albert and his parents where Caterine reads his diary from when he was a child (the story about his cat brings tears to my eyes as I type this); and the entire dinner scene with Albert, Tommy and the Hootens, which is simultaneously hilarious and just depressingly heart-breaking because of how representative of reality it is.

Again, there are lots of second-placers here, including "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "V for Vendetta," "Serenity," the new Batman movies (are you seeing a theme here? What, I like rooting for the underdog in dystopian societies...), but this one is just the obvious winner.

Now my best friend is going to make me watch some mob movies, so who knows, I might have a new favourite soon...but I doubt it.
mokuyoubi: (SteveJoe Pensive)
First off, thank you so much for the holiday card [livejournal.com profile] saba1789. I wasn't expecting it at all, and it was such a pleasant surprise. I have it up on my fridge and every time I see it, I just smile. I wish I'd been more on the ball this year, and sent things out, myself.

I've been thinking a lot about my lack of participation in fandom lately, and it depresses me. It hasn't entirely been by choice--mostly I've been working my butt off and trying to spend time with friends and family, so that the time I finally do catch up with my flist, any contributions I might make would be pointless. Writing has been rough, too. Most of the time I'm so drained that I just want to sit on the couch when I get home, but I've tried a few different starts on different fics, and nothing worked well. I'm feeling more positive about it in the new year, though, and I have this coming week off work, so I'm going to try and knock out a fic, or at least get a good start on one.

Meanwhile, in an effort to post more, I'm going to start one of those 30-day memes, and I'm making a resolution to respond more to others' posts. I tend to worry that people don't want my input, and I'm seriously socially awkward, but I've got some really cool people who post really interesting shit on my flist, and I'm sick of talking myself out of making closer friends with them, so I'm at least going to try.

And one last thing before I kick off this meme...I've been getting Rolling Stones in the mail. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining (I'm especially excited because it seems like they're playing catch-up and sent me four at once, including a couple from November, including the one with the Killjoys article that I didn't buy at the grocery even though I really wanted to, and then I got the first issue in the mail and went "Oh, if only it had started a little bit earlier I would have got the Killjoy issue" [way to be grateful, I know] except then it came anyway and I was so fucking jazzed. There's also an Eminem issue! I love Eminem!!! And a Playlist issue that looks fun and promising! W00t!) but the point is, I have no idea who bought this for me. No one in my family has taken responsibility, even when asked, and Muse is clueless too. It has to be someone who knows my name irl, since that's how it's addressed...

Enough of the mystery (unless one of you is responsible, and then expect lots of hugs and fics of gratitude), on to the meme!

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

My favourite song is "Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year" by Fall Out Boy. There are a lot of songs I love, and while a half dozen might vie for second place, there isn't a doubt in my mind when it comes to my favourite. The second I hear the opening note of Patrick's voice, I sort of stop whatever I'm doing--other songs I can listen to and sing along without thinking about, but this one hits me every freaking time.
I still remember very clearly the first time I actually listened to the lyrics. I was lying in bed in my dorm room in Japan, and I'd started the habit of listening to my headphones for about twenty minutes and doing nothing else before going to sleep, and it started playing and I can't really describe the sensation--I'd heard it before hundreds of times, I know, but this time I suddenly got it. I felt this swooping in my stomach and this tingling along my skin and I thought to myself "this is what it's like to know that someone out there, somewhere, understands all the fucked up shit swirling around in your head, all the stuff you thought made you an alien." Then I listened to it about twenty more times in a row, lol.

Every line in that song feels like a punch to the gut, but in a good way, I don't know. I especially love "we're the therapists pumping through your speakers" because for me, music *is* my therapy. I don't trust therapists or psychologists, and I don't really talk to people about the crazy stuff that goes on deep, deep down inside, but hearing Pete's (and William's, and Ryan's, and Billy Joel's, etc.) lyrics, well, that is therapy for me. It makes me feel less isolated, and I'm never happier than when I'm listening to and singing along with my favourite music. This is one of the first instances in the song that is echoed or echoes lyrics of their other songs--this one of course makes me think of "Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?", another of their songs that I love especially, when Patrick sings "we only want to sing you to sleep through your bedroom speakers".

Another instance of that sort of lyric echoing goes on in the line "I've got a sunset in my veins" which is an image later found in my perhaps second favourite FOB song, Lake Effect Kid, in the line "I've got the skyline in my veins." The way you can both love a place and feel as if it's a prison at the same time really resonates with me. I've never found a place that really feels like home to me, but when I look back on each of the cities in which I've lived, it's with bittersweet longing.

"We're the kids you used to love/But then we grew old" just, yes. Let's leave it at that.

"We're the lifers here till the bitter end" I *love* this line, especially considering that this song comes directly after "7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen). I've never be suicidal, but I've been around suicide, and just knowing that Pete's calling himself a lifer...IDK, it's such a powerful thing to hear, and something that I've always felt about myself, when I look at those with suicidal thoughts and just never understood it. I'm here for the long-run, no matter how shitty things are, no matter if I am condemned from the start. Again, a very bittersweet sort of feeling. Like, you're proudly proclaiming to live your whole life in one breath and acknowledging that maybe you don't really have anything live for in the next, and going on *anyway*. Which isn't to say that I don't have anything to live for. Jesus, I must sound emo, here...

And then these two are my favourite lines, and I tend to think of them in sort of the same way. "We're the chemists who've found the formula/To make your heart swell and burst" and "Ashamed of the way/The songs and the words own the beating of our hearts." This goes back to music being like my therapy. A lot of times I *have* been made to feel ashamed for the way I feel and also for the sort of music that does move me. But something about the way it's sung feels so liberating and exhilarating.

And it isn't just the lyrics, the music itself seems to get into my blood, make me feel like somethings pushing me forward from inside. And then William! He sings, IDK, it's like every bit of this song was engineered for the specific purpose of eliciting an emotional response from me. And I'm okay with that.

I really want my next tattoo to be "Ashamed of the way/The songs and the words own the beating of our hearts," but I'm still working on figuring out the font/size, since I want it around my wrist. Before, I considered getting "I know the world's a broken bone, but melt your headaches, call it home" done, and I'm glad I didn't, because even though I still love that song, I know I would have been sad every time I looked at it, because of the divorce. I'm really okay with the FOB hiatus/split/whatever we're calling it this week, though, and I want that tattoo.

I'd love to hear what your favourite songs are, or what you think about this one <3
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