this is gonna be so bad i can already tell (added commentary sometimes bcs why not)
1. Say Anything - Colorblind (that’s not too bad)
2. One Direction - Up All Night (whoops there we go u-u-up all night)
3. Ministry of Magic - Meet Me On Diagon Alley (yesss)
4. Wise Guys - Schlechtes Karma (german acapella group. the best)
5. Elvis - Volksparkstadion (german rapper, song about my fav football club. sigh)
6. Tegan & Sara - You Wouldn’t Like Me
7. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
8. Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights
9. Clueso - Strassen Sind Leer (most beloved german singer. check him out)
10. McFly - Five Colours In Her Hair (U.S. Version, apparently)
11. Radiohead - Something In The Way She Moves
12. Gabrielle Aplin - Best Song Ever (seven different shades of love for her)
13. Boys Like Girls - Five Minutes To Midnight
14. Say Anything - Crush’d (i have like 10 of their songs this is not okay)
15. Sportfreunde Stiller - Ich War Noch Niemals in New York
16. Die Ärzte - Die Banane (“the banana”, go figure)
17. Blind Pilot - Oviedo
18. Walk the Moon - Jenny
19. Paramore - Emergency
20. Florence & The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
BONUS, Top Five by plays
Ed Sheeran - Kiss Me & Chasing Cars (the live version from iTunes festival), One Direction - Through The Dark & Happily, Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work. Oh my.
Allison & Kira kicking ass and taking names.
Teen Wolf 3B Trailer - Part 2
when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”
i think it’s really interesting and cool actually that language has shifted so that ‘said’ implies that you’re quoting, while ‘was like’ means ‘i’m doing a general impression of this dude’. i mean you can’t really harsh on someone when ‘she was like aaah!’ means exactly that, doesn’t it? she was doing something very similar to the particular scream being made. so, ‘like’ indicates that you’re dealing with generalities and inexact terms, and want to convey the gist of things rather than focussing on exact phrasing and technical details—which is pretty great for young people, who are still developing cognitively and thus not always great at stringing a coherent sentence together.
and then there’s “was all”, which tends to indicate a parody or exaggeration, or an even looser impression.
she said: “I know I’ve filed these for you before, but it’s really not part of my job duties and I’m very busy today.”
she was like: “done filing your paperwork, not my department, do it yourself.”
she was all: “shyeah, no.”
i am all in favor of flexibility in language and i think this is fantastic.
have always advocated that “was like” is actually a more accurate usage than “said” in most story-telling due to tendency for paraphrasing.
people hate when young people instinctively improve things, but that’s kind of how the world has to work, isn’t it?
reverse hades/persephone, where the young daughter of summer uses plant magic to ensnare the lord of darkness and keep him prisoner in a beautiful garden above ground. Eventually, enchanted by her cleverness and wild youth he agrees to eat six pomegranate seeds and stay with her for half of every year.
# ID READ THE FUCK OUT OF THAT # HE TRIES BEING ALL IMPOSINGLY MIGHTY AND WRATHFUL WHILE PERSPHONE JUST GOES ON WATERING THE FLOWERS OUTSIDE HIS CAGE # HE PETITIONS TO AT LEAST GET SOME DEATHBELL AND NIGHTSHADE AND ASPHODEL GROWING IN THERE BUT IT’S ALL LOTUSES AND SUNFLOWERS AND APPLES # AND LIKE CORN EVERYWHERE HE FUCKING HATES CORN # THEY COMPROMISE ON POMEGRANATES (x)