Scratch Kids the playlist
It’s my style of playlist to open and close with an instrumental, so I wanted to open this playlist with The Warrior Concerto by the Glitch Mob, a perfect mix of violin and electronic sounds, similar to the trailer music of a superhero movie…at least until the bass drops, and you suddenly don’t feel such at ease anymore, because this is not supposed to be a story that makes you at ease: a multitude of sounds surrounds you in bright colors, there’s no apparent order and you cannot run away, it’s like being trapped in a labyrinth and finding a new opponent every corner. And then finally you find yourself in the open only to face the real enemy: a true melody starts playing but always with unespected sounds in between, the climax raises, you are pumped up for a battle that never comes as the music ends in a hiatus…
Seven Nation Army, especially the Glitch Mob remix, is one of the two power anthems the author chose, but I think I would’ve included nonetheless: the beginning is barely audible, like something is coming closer, but you still don’t know what is: then the drums add and you are certain of one thing, you’re going to war. "I’m gonna fight them off" And you’re gonna enjoy it!
But you still don’t know who or what are you supposed to identify with, so the next song is kinda put it plainly in front of you: Super Villain is a n evergic power anthem, the kind you want as your soundtrack while you kill someone or destroy a city (kids, don’t do this at home), because come one, who doesn’t want to “live like a supervillain”?
The next song might startle you: what the hell, after the pumped up guitars and drums and bass you throw me into a countrylike setting? I think as it’s the villain road we’re walking on, the first thing you have to do is Kill Your Heroes, right? No big deal, everytime’s routine, so the quieter music is spot on, still on a major note: you’re still enjoying it.
It’s time to get dangerous: Can’t Hold Us starts slow and quiet but as it goes on becomes a fully fledged power anthem, and Na Na Na is just a rollercoaster, not unlike the third song makes you want to wreck their shit hard.
But then things start to go downtown, as Everybody Wants to Rule The World cast a sudden shadow on your apparent glory: you start feeling uneasy, things are not as evily awesome as they looked like, there is something deeply wrong in the whole story. Everybody Wants To Rule The World but what do the Scratch Kids really WANT?
Same for Bad Moon Rising, the lyrics could still be good for a power anthem but the minor key puts you off, you don’t feel like a villain anymore, you’re a victim.
Don’t Mess With Me may seem to rise up the mood but at this point you might start wondering which point of view are we looking at? "No one can stop me, for only I am in control" Who is? Who is REALLY in control here? They could speak these words, but WHO is SAYING them?
Who are they? Sinister Kids, running "straight into the Maker’s arms”? Or just plainly Monsters?
You are stripped naked, they are, you know the illusion is down, there’s nothing happy in their situation, they are prisoners of themselves, My Body is A Cage could be the last desperate swan song of their true selves before the end.
The piano doesn’t seem to stop as The End of Innocence closes the musical story of four Kids by name, but not by soul.
Is it over? Not quite. Radioactive makes some sort of foreshadowing of their possible future: the kids hopefully “waking up"…just in time to face "the apocalypse”.
This is a Scratch Kids, a playlist by Chris. You’re welcome.
ahhhh, chris has blessed us with a Scratch Kids fanmix complete with song meta! everyone go listen quickly! and admire the byooootiful cover art~~~!!! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ
aauuugh, the symbolism ;^; it all fits so well, and that’s what hurts
LOSS may not be the most well written or thought-provoking or beautiful of fics but there IS a metric fuckton of it so by god if nothing else we’ll be the heavy weight champion of sloppy nonsensical pun-infested hero bullshit and I think that’s beautiful
And that, my friend, is where you are wrong
LOSS is DEFINITELY the most well-written, thought-provoking, beautiful of fics
Mistakes were made
i was never taught that i could say yes
that that was a thing
that i could consent
so to me
every sexual situation
because i didn’t know
a girl could say yes
she didn’t say no
Can we please talk about these covers though
Good news bad news best news
The good news:
I found my favorite old jacket while sorting through my old stuff
The bad news:The last time I wore it I was nine years old
The best news:
I am the anime now
The planets, aligned.the sickest thing ive ever seen
The moon isn’t a planet you dumbfuck
the moon isn’t on there, fyi
that’s mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune, and pluto
Pluto isn’t a planet you dumbfuck
Viva la Pluto, motherfucker.
When I become a bestselling author, my debut novel’s gonna be about a werewolf who forgets EVERY SINGLE FULL MOON that she’s a werewolf.
like omg every symptom i’ve been suffering is TEXTBOOK pre-full moon syndrome i’m aggressive i’ve been craving meat i watched werewolf bar mitzvah and cried uncontrollably for no reason if i looked at a calendar i would have seen in bold red letters FULL MOON!!!! just like i’ve seen every month since i finished puberty but will i learn? no i’ll just keep chalking it up every month to being in a bad mood until werewolf menopause
holy shit what if werewolf menopause is a thing because wolves have different lifespans than humans so there’s only so many years you can make the change
you have five to ten years of being a wolf, spread out over however long your human life is, and when you use up all your wolf years that’s it and you just get weird cramps and cravings and moodswings when you should be transforming because there’s nothing left to transform into like goddamn i just made myself really sad
on the upside, imagine contracting lycanthropy as an adult and on your first moon you transform into a puppy
Thank you! I’m very well! And yourself??
Remember how duct tape was a very important thing in some instances? What if, after the war, the Underlanders decided that duct tape was a very important and useful thing so they start using it on everything. They send scouts to the Overland to steal it. It becomes really popular. Eventually, other Overlanders fall down into the Underland and enter Regalia. Their first thought, after getting over their amazement that there is a city under New York, is why the FUCK is there so much duct tape?
|Album: Homestuck Vol. 8|
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Flare, from Homestuck, slowed down 10%.
who would have thought making a slight speed change would turn an already great song into something beautiful?
originally by Clark “Plazmataz” Powell
With every sing piano key i can hear my heart getting ripped out again
This is gorgeous…..
Yet another thing I’m really liking today
even if you don’t like homestuck this is magnificent
The Fairest Season
Okay so FINALLY I managed to get this thing uploaded. Behold, team Eridan<3Feferi<3Sollux’s WINNING main round 2 entry.
Original poem by thescyfychannel
Lineart by: manicpeixesdreamgirl (me)
Colors by: mamestuck
FIRST OF ALL HOW DARE YOU.
ONE MILLION YEARS FEELINGS JAIL
My mother once told me that trauma is like Lord of the Rings. You go through this crazy, life-altering thing that almost kills you (like say having to drop the one ring into Mount Doom), and that thing by definition cannot possibly be understood by someone who hasn’t gone through it. They can sympathize sure, but they’ll never really know, and more than likely they’ll expect you to move on from the thing fairly quickly. And they can’t be blamed, people are just like that, but that’s not how it works.
Some lucky people are like Sam. They can go straight home, get married, have a whole bunch of curly headed Hobbit babies and pick up their gardening right where they left off, content to forget the whole thing and live out their days in peace. Lots of people however, are like Frodo, and they don’t come home the same person they were when they left, and everything is more horrible and more hard then it ever was before. The old wounds sting and the ghost of the weight of the one ring still weighs heavy on their minds, and they don’t fit in at home anymore, so they get on boats go sailing away to the Undying West to look for the sort of peace that can only come from within. Frodos can’t cope, and most of us are Frodos when we start out.
But if we move past the urge to hide or lash out, my mother always told me, we can become Pippin and Merry. They never ignored what had happened to them, but they were malleable and receptive to change. They became civic leaders and great storytellers; they we able to turn all that fear and anger and grief into narratives that others could delight in and learn from, and they used the skills they had learned in battle to protect their homeland. They were fortified by what had happened to them, they wore it like armor and used it to their advantage.
It is our trauma that turns us into guardians, my mother told me, it is suffering that strengthens our skin and softens our hearts, and if we learn to live with the ghosts of what had been done to us, we just may be able to save others from the same fate.