I want to be a banana for Halloween again but I also want to be an orphan black clone
Wait, wait, wait. Hold on a second there. You can’t decide if you want to be an Orphan Black clone or a banana? A banana?
You could be a total punk badass, complete with…
This evening I had a very pleasant time with Holly, which began with her mentioning how much she liked the song “Across the Universe” and me playing her the version of the song by Laibach, which has always been my favourite. “Dad,” she said, happily, “This was the version of the song I knew as a little girl. You used to play it. I always wondered why the Beatles one sounded different from the way I expected. I mean you could understand the words for a start.” Then we sat in front of the computer for a few hours and I made her a playlist of more songs she had loved as a small girl, the ones she’d remembered and the ones she’d forgotten, which led to our having The Conversation. You know, the one I’ve known was coming for the last almost-nineteen years.
I dragged songs from her childhood over to the playlist — “Barcelona” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “I Don’t Like Mondays” and “These Foolish Things” and then came Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side”. “You named me from this song, didn’t you?” said Holly as the first bass notes sang. “Yup,” I said.
Lou started singing.
Holly listened to the first verse, and for the first time, actually heard the words.
"Shaved her legs and then he was a she…? He?"
"That’s right," I said, and bit the bullet. We were having The Conversation. "You were named after a drag queen in a Lou Reed song."
She grinned like a light going on. “Oh dad. I do love you,” she said. Then she picked up an envelope and wrote what I’d just said down on the back, in case she forgot it.
I’m not sure that I’d ever expected The Conversation to go quite like that.- http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2004/05/in-which-author-finally-has.asp (and Holly, nine years later an out queer milliner, is to be found at http://hollyherself.tumblr.com/)
Last night I held my father’s hand while he dozed in the car next to me, tired and sad about Lou Reed’s death. A few silent tears fell onto my cheeks, not so much for Lou but more for my dad and his sorrow. I know Lou Reed meant so much to him he named his daughter after a line in one of his songs.
I’m so proud to be named for this song. It’s always been a part of me. When I was little I loved doing the “do do do do do”s. When I was 19 and just coming out for the first time realising my namesake was non-heteronormative meant so much to me, it made vocalising my sexuality feel infinitely safer. Now I’m so proud to be queer, and an important part of that for me is striving to be an ally to the trans* community. Thank you, dad, and thank you, Lou, for making that something as intrinsically part of me as my name.
Ah. So much love…(via neil-gaiman)
J.R.R Tolkien, looking at flowers.
Apparently people hated to go for walks with him because he would stop and look at every tree for like 20 minutes.
FELICIA DAY GOT A HAIRCUT AND I’M JUST
Welp there go my ovaries
I love it.
Oh my god yesss
this game is bullshit, you have to go through a tutorial until level 18, and your stats start to go down after level 30 not to mention the romance mini-game is hard as fuck
sadly the PVP is a lie. You get a debuff called jail
it also fails to mention that once you hit level 18 it actually does have a monthly fee and it’s really fucking steep. but at that point everyone’s too invested to quit playing so ugh yeah
I don’t even get to choose anything about the initial details of my character.
Pff the graphics really suck, I needed to get a third party program just to make everything focus.
If the character they give you isn’t the right gender, the patch is expensive as hell and takes forever to install
I thought I was really good at this game, but there are millions of people better at it than I am. ::::/
I died ONCE and they closed my fucking account what the hell
All the travel takes for fucking ever too. They desperately need to patch in some sort of teleport system.
Don’t even get me started on how boring the endgame is.
everyone in the game keeps arguing over whether or not there’s an admin or not and its really annoying
WHO COMES UP WITH THESE
I JUST SCREAMED
What in the world…?
Ramin Karimloo and Hadley Fraser in Les Miserables
These two have like the most amazing and beautiful friendship.
And oh no I can’t believe I’m doing this… THE HISTORY OF RADLEY
2002 Les Mis London: Hadley as Marius, Ramin as Feuilly (understudying Marius and Enjolras)
SOME TIME IN BETWEEN Ramin names his 2nd son Hadley, purportedly after Hadley Fraser. (Haven’t found official confirmation of this yet)*
2010 25th Anniversary Phantom: Hadley as Raoul, Ramin as Phantom! Ramin hangs Hadley who growls angrily and looks pissed then they all sing intensely then Ramin lets him go.
2010 Formation of Sheytoons: ULTIMATE BROMANCE MOVE *KACHING* They form a band! They wear matching shirts! They write lots of great songs together!
SHEYTOONS were born in the summer of 2010 when Ramin Karimloo called up old friend Hadley Fraser and invited him to come and work on some songs. Serious record label interest, due to his habitual and unsurpassed mask-wearing, had lead Ramin to declare he could write music. Quietly confident that his declaration was true he felt the need however to seek support from long-time musical journeyman and Show Closer Par Excellence, Hadley. (from Sheytoons Facebook page)
2011-12 Les Mis: RAMIN AS VALJEAN!!! HADLEY AS JAVERT!!! [see above] Oh my goodness!! The most intense Confrontation ever (i.e. more growling)!!
*needs confirmation. help?