this is my (mostly) music blog. you'll also find writing related things, since that's what i'm doing these days and other pop culture miscellanea, up to and including my obsession with all things british.

things you need to know: i live in chicago, but i used to live in new york city. i go to a lot of shows. i stopped being ashamed of my musical tastes a long time ago. the first time i heard "eleanor rigby" by the beatles, i was nine years old and it changed my life.
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Forgiveness.

The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this, because it is the key to making art and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life. Every time I have set out to translate the book (or story, or hopelessly long essay) that exists in such brilliant detail on the big screen of my limbic system onto a piece of paper (which, let’s face it, was once a towering tree crowned with leaves and a home to birds), I grieve for my own lack of talent and intelligence. Every. Single. Time. Were I smarter, more gifted, I could pin down a closer facsimile of the wonders I see. I believe that, more than anything else, this grief of constantly having to face down our own inadequacies is what keeps people from being writers. Forgiveness, therefore, is key. I can’t write the book I want to write, but I can and will write the book I am capable of writing. Again and again throughout the course of my life I will forgive myself.

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In her beautiful meditation on the writing life, Ann Patchett adds to our ongoing archive of wisdom on writing. Pair with Patchett’s advice to graduates on writing and life. (via explore-blog)

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i feel like i should print this out and prop it up next to everywhere i write.

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

Punk!Black Widow to go with Punk!Winter Soldier.It’s been years since I’ve studied Latin so I probably butchered it, but you can’t see the full phrases anyway, but her back is supposed to say “Trust No One” and “Believe Nothing” while the Russian shoooouuuld say “remember”.

punk!natasha is my everything.  i really, really, really want a punk!clint to go with her.fyi - i am totally obsessed with cara’s punk series and i’m so sad the book of all of them that she had up for awhile isn’t available anymore.

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

Punk!Black Widow to go with Punk!Winter Soldier.
It’s been years since I’ve studied Latin so I probably butchered it, but you can’t see the full phrases anyway, but her back is supposed to say “Trust No One” and “Believe Nothing” while the Russian shoooouuuld say “remember”.

punk!natasha is my everything.  i really, really, really want a punk!clint to go with her.

fyi - i am totally obsessed with cara’s punk series and i’m so sad the book of all of them that she had up for awhile isn’t available anymore.

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wicdiv:

June Previews is out tomorrow, meaning our entirely-created-for-previews trailer story will be out in the world.

Bleeding Cool has just ran it.

And now it’s here.

Mention it to the shop if you want more.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE
June 18th 2014

this is going to be the comic book of my heart!

mythology + rock stars = perfection.

"Oh Me! Oh Life!" by Walt Whitman

Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?
                    Answer.
That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
 (from Leaves of Grass - 1892)