Amanda. 29. Geek, music lover, photographer, costumer, hatter, writer, lover, hoper, wisher, a dreamer, and a magic-bean-buyer.
I also read too much Shel Silverstein.
Bisexual left wing agnostic. Former Homestuck fan, current Homestuck Fandom Fan. Old cosplayer. Photographer forever.
I'll have fic snippets, quotes, a lot of LGBT support and signal boosting, hats, beautiful photos, and a veritable ton of pretty Homestuck things. Oh. And cosplay. Probably a lot of that too.
I have an ask. Feel free to hit it up if you have a question! You can find my fic here on A03.
You are now listening to the soothing, melodic voice of Empress Rita Repulsa. Prepare your eardrums for the most beautiful thing you will ever hear.
The Earth’s in sight from my palace tonight Angel Grove can be seen A kingdom of bumbling morons and it looks like I’m the Queen The Power Pinheads always foil all my schemes Zordon think’s they’ll win? Only in his dreams!
Don’t let them win, they won’t succeed Be the Empress that’s vile, wicked, and mean! Finster I need a monster now! Hurry it up!!! Let it grow, let it grow! Magic wand, make my monster grow! Let it grow, let it grow! And the Power Punks will know I will take all that’s filled with joy And crush it into dust! Should the Earth be conquered or destroyed?
Imagine when I conquer those puny Earthlings They’ll call me Empress Rita Bow down to your evil queen. It’s time to kick Zedd off his throne And rule the empire on my own No man to tell me how to rule The world!!
Let it grow, let it grow! My monster will grow in size Let it grow, let it grow! I want to see you cry! Here I stand! And here I’ll stay! I’m getting a headache!
My evil magic is as dark as my soul! Tommy Oliver will be back under my control! And when my evil green ranger takes the stage The power rangers will no longer be in the way!!
Let it grow, let it grow! And it’ll rise like the break of dawn Let it grow, let it grow! The command center is gone! Here I stand on Zordon’s grave! Make my monster grow!!! And then I’ll deal with my headache…
BEST. THING. EVER. TRUST ME AND HIT PLAY RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW.
IT COMES WITH A HAT [a mix for Moist von Lipwig in Going Postal]
intro: harry nilsson, everybody’s talkin’ || one: ocean colour scene, hundred mile high || two: stealers wheel, stuck in the middle with you || three: spandau ballet, gold || four: onerepublic, everybody loves me || five: builders and the butchers, black dresses || six: hugh laurie, sophisticated song || seven: tim hutton, been a fool || eight: coldplay, everything’s not lost || nine: robbie williams, let me entertain you || ten: the brand new heavies, you are the universe || outro: elvis presley, return to sender
I. nothing is written – mumford and sons: now I’ll be bold / as well as strong / and use my head alongside my heart II. naughty – matilda the musical: just because you find that life’s not fair / it doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it / if you always take it on the chin and wear it / you might as well be saying / you think that it’s ok / and that’s not right / and if it’s not right! / you have to put it right III. touch the sky – julie fowlis: I will hear ev’ry story / take hold of my own dreams / be as strong as the seas are stormy / and proud as a eagle’s scream IV. the road to home – amy macdonald: now I must say good bye / keep telling myself “now don’t you cry” / but I’m here where I belong / I’ll see you soon, it won’t be long V. leave my body – florence + the machine: I’m gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground) / I’m gonna lose my mind (but history keeps pulling me down) VI. below my feet – mumford and sons: keep the earth below my feet / for all my sweat, my blood runs weak / let me learn from where I have been / oh keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn VII. learn me right – birdy: so I have done wrong to put me right / my judgement burned in the black of night / when I give less than I take / it is my fault, my own mistake VIII. don’t save me – marit larsen: we’ve grown and we’re not fitting / we’ve flamed out to a wisp of smoke / don’t turn the truth around / it reads the same way upside-down / so don’t save me / don’t you dare X. fidelity – regina spektor: I never loved nobody fully / always one foot on the ground / and by protecting my heart truly / I got lost in the sounds / I hear in my mind all of these voices / I hear in my mind all of these words XI. somewhere only we know – keane: I walked across an empty land / I knew the pathway like the back of my hand / I felt the earth beneath my feet / sat by the river and it made me complete / oh simple thing where have you gone? / I’m getting tired and I need something to rely on XII. all this and heaven too – florence + the machine: all this and heaven too / I would give it all if only for a moment / that I could just understand / the meaning of the word you see / ‘cause I’ve been scrawling it forever / but it never makes sense to me at all XIII. solid ground – marit larsen:cannot fall, never do regret / know just what is being said / know the risk you take / keep your head above it all
Okay, so everyone seems to be hailing Lily Allen’s new song as a feminist anthem and if you wanna do that then that’s cool whatever it’s not for me to decide. But if you want a feminist song/video tackling misogyny and racism then you should definitely watch and listen to That’s Alright by Laura Mvula. Not only is it a good, catchy, singalong song that tells you it’s okay to be who you are, but the video itself demonstrates how black people in the media and entertainment industries are used as props, simple entertainment for white people.
I especially like when she gets to the chorus and she’s singing “Who made you the centre of the universe?” at the all-white audience. A really brilliant yet underrated song and video.
OMG I LOVE HER SOUND LITERALLY FROM THE FIRST NOTE
Way hey and away we go Donkey riding, donkey riding Way hey and away we go Ridin’ on a donkey.
Was you ever in Quebec Launchin’ timber on the deck? Where ya break yer bleedin’ neck Ridin’ on a donkey!
I realized suddenly that my American friends - of whom there are many of you - have almost certainly never heard this song. So I share it with you. Because this is the sort of thing I learned in gradeschool and sang in camp.