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Pokemon Sun and Moon - Pre-Release Schedule

Hey y'all. This isn't any sort of a news post. But instead, I'll be going over Pokemon Sun and Moon's pre-release season and gathering when, what and where information was announced. If you're curious about X&Y's pre-release schedule, please see HERE. Without further ado, let's get on with it!    February 10
Magearna
  February 26
Game Name + Logos
Release Month
Concept Art of various titbits (The Region, Lillie, Pikipek)
  April 12
Magearna's typing revealed
  May 10
Region Name
Region Map (for Melemele Island only)
Box Art
First Look at Region
Kukui & Hala revealed
First Look at Mom & Hau
Starters
Legendaries
Character Customization
Release Date

May 13
Rockruff shown
  June 2
Full Regional Map
More info on Solgaleo & Lunala
More info on Kukui & Hau
Lillie revealed
Rotom Pokedex
QR Scanner + QR Codes
  June 11
More info on Rockruff
Komala
Zygarde Formes
Magearna Event
  June 14
Move Selection Screen Changes
Stat Changes Screen
Pokedex Screen
Pikipek
Yungoos
Grubbin
Battle Royale Mode
  June 15
Sun & Moon 3DS Revealed

June 30
Tapu Koko
Charjabug
Vikavolt
Drampa
Cutiefly
Togedemaru
Bruxish
  July 7
Salandit
  July 12
Mimikyu
Bewear

July 13
First Look at Z-Moves
First Look at Pokeride
Pokemon Refresh
  July 19
Wimpod
Bounsweet
Comfey
Mudsdale
Pokemon Global Link - Custom Competitions
Hyper Training
  August 1
Alola Forms Revealed
Alolan Sandshrew
Alolan Sandslash
Alolan Vulpix
Alolan Ninetales
Alolan Exeggutor
Oricorio
Gumshoos
Lurantis
Minior
Island Challenge
Trial Captains
Mallow, Kiawe, Lana and Sophocles shown
Totem Pokemon
SOS Allies
Island Kahunas
More info on Pokeride
More info on Z-Moves
  August 9
Sandygast
Palossand
Stufful
Wishiwashi
Alolan Meowth
Alolan Marowak
Team Skull, Guzma & Plumeria revealed
  August 10
Pyukumuku
  August 11
Alolan Raichu
Morelull
  August 18
Turtonator
  August 19
Crabrawler
  September 1
Alolan Rattata
Snorlium-Z
Pre-Order Bonus
Munchlax Event
  September 6
Type:Null
Jangmo-o
Alolan Raticate
Day/Night Mechanic Changes
Aether Foundation revealed
Lusamine, Faba, Wicke and Gladion shown
Zygarde Cells + Cube
Dexio & Sina revealed
Pokefinder
Ultra Beasts announced
Nihilego
  September 8
Samson Oak revealed
  September 12
Lycanroc (Both formes)
Buzzwole
Pheromosa
  September 20
Oranguru
Passimian
Pikanium-Z
Eevium-Z
Pokemon Bank Updates
  October 4
Dartrix
Torracat
Brionne
Festival Plaza
Poke-Pelago
Ash-Greninja
VGC Rules
QR Rental Teams
Global Missions
  October 7
Ilima shown
  October 12
Alolan Grimer
Hakamo-o
Kommo-o
Silvally
  October 14
Tsareena
Ribombee
Alolan Muk
Akala Island revealed
Olivia revealed
  October 17
Mareanie
  October 18
Sun & Moon Demo Released
Alolan Dugtrio
  October 20
Alolan Persian
  October 23
Shaking Grass mechanic
Info on Trials & Z-Crystal Rewards
  October 27
Decidueye
Primarina
Incineroar
Tapu Lele
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Fini
Cosmog
Battle Tree
Cynthia and Wally shown
Red & Blue re-designs
Communication Features
  November 11
Kartana
Celesteela
Necrozma
Guzzlord
Signature Z-Crystals for the Starter Pokemon
  November 14
Xurkitree
Z-Status Moves

November 18
Sun & Moon Released Worldwide   

RihannaRTT

 

My top 30 albums of all time

Note: if theres no spotify link available, ive posted a wikipedia article to the album instead (only for #30)   30-26 25-21 20-16 15-11 10-06 05-01     spotify link for my highlights (100 songs)  
 

Harley Quinn - A Hermione Original Song

Author's Note: I find it disturbing how so many male celebrities and fictional characters are romanticized by fangirls despite their abusive tendencies, so I wanted to write a song illustrating how ridiculous it is by stretching the analogy. It's called "Harley Quinn," and it's about a girl who sees a hot serial killer on the news and becomes obsessed with stanning him, not realizing she could be his next target. It might be the most fun I've ever had writing something, and I'm particularly proud of the homicidal bae part. I'm not confident enough to upload myself singing it, so I'm just posting the lyrics and you'll have to use your imagination for the production and melody. Imagine it as a catchy tongue-in-cheek bubblegum pop song like "Sweet but Psycho," "I Don't Want It At All," and "How to Be a Heartbreaker." Tell me what you think below, and if you want to read anything else I've done!     Harley Quinn   Chorus Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn When the Psycho strings begin They all run but I give in Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Verse 1 The town police, said lock your doors A killer's out, out for blood and gore I saw his face, on CNN I'm gonna make, make him my boyfriend   Pre-Chorus He called me 'bout my favorite scary movie home alone I fought it but I can't resist the structure of his bones Kill count higher than an episode of Game of Thrones I'm not even bothered though, bothered though, bothered though   Chorus Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn When the Psycho strings begin They all run but I give in Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Post-Chorus Chased me down the alleyway I don't care what people say That's my homicidal bae 'Cidal bae, 'cidal bae Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Verse 2 He's on the prowl, and so am I I wanna be, be his alibi Now all the bodies, pile up But who gives a damn, 'cause baby I'm in love   Pre-Chorus He called me 'bout my favorite scary movie home alone I fought it but I can't resist the structure of his bones Kill count higher than an episode of Game of Thrones I'm not even bothered though, bothered though, bothered though   Chorus Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn When the Psycho strings begin They all run but I give in Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Post-Chorus Chased me down the alleyway I don't care what people say That's my homicidal bae 'Cidal bae, 'cidal bae Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Bridge You better back, up with that knife Cause I'm your final, final girl for life We're Ryder-Slater, in the school I love the guys, who disregard the rules   Chorus Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn When the Psycho strings begin They all run but I give in Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Post-Chorus Chased me down the alleyway I don't care what people say That's my homicidal bae 'Cidal bae, 'cidal bae Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn

Hermione

 

My Physical Book Collection

(topic idea stolen from @Chris Morlock)   M Y   P H Y S I C A L   B O O K   C O L L E C T I O N
  in alphabetical order by author's last name   F I C T I O N Chimananda Ngozi Adichie - Americana Ben Bova - New Earth Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game B. Catling - The Vorrh Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction David Desaris - Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk Phillip K. Dick - The Man in the High Castle Fyodor Dostoevsky - Notes from the Underground, The Double, and Other Stories Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere Peter Geye - Wintering Jean Craighead George - Julie of the Wolves Jean Craighead George - Julie Jean Craighead George - Julie's Wolf Pack Robert Graves - I, Claudius Stephen Gregory - The Waking the Kills Stephen Gregory - Wakening the Crow Linnea Hartsuyker - The Half-Drowned King Frank Herbert - Dune Frank Herbert - Dune Messiah Homer - The Iliad and The Odyssey Howard Jacobson - J Henry James - The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Stories Elise Juska - The Blessings Elise Juska - If We Had Known A.S. King - Everybody Sees the Ants John Knowles - A Separate Peace David Levithan - Every Day David Levithan - Someday C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew C.S. Lewis - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Morgan Llywelyn - After Rome Paul Lynch - The Black Snow Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude Cormac McCarthy - The Road Herman Melville - Moby-Dick or, The Whale Madeline Miller - Circe Madeline Miller - The Song of Achilles George Orwell - 1984 George Orwell - Animal Farm Janice Pariat - Seahorse Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar Natasha Pulley - The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Quintus of Smyrna - The Fall of Troy Mary Renault - Fire From Heaven Mary Renault - The Persian Boy Mary Renault - The King Must Die Mary Renault - The Bull from the Sea Rainbow Rowell - Carry On J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling - The Tales of Beedle the Bard J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger - Nine Stories Jeremy Scott - The Ables Adrian Selby - The Winter Road Sjon - From the Mouth of the Whale Bram Stoker - Dracula J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gore Vidal - The City and the Pillar Eugene Vodolazkin - Laurus Jesmyn Ward - Salvage the Bones Jesmyn Ward - The Unburied Sing Larry Watson - Montana 1948 Helene Wecker - The Golem & the Jinni     N O N - F I C T I O N Joy Adamson - Born Free Anthony Bourke and John Rendall - A Lion Called Christian Carrie Fisher - The Princess Diarist Robert Goolrick - The End of the World as We Know It Helene A. Guerber - Myths of the Norsemen Edith Hall - Introducing the Ancient Greeks Edith Hamilton - Mythology Tom Holland - Persian Fire Dan Jones - The Plantagenets Pliny the Younger - The Letters of the Younger Pliny Barry Strauss - The Trojan War    
 

My physical book collection (none music related)

I don't remember most I what I have since they're all in boxes but off memory: Elizabeth Rudnick - Maleficent [movie tie in novel] (2014) Homer - the Iliad and Odyssey (xxxx) Michelle Obama - Becoming (2018) Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games (2008) Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire (2009) Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay (2010)
 

My Manga Collection

My Manga Collection   A Silent Voice
A Silent Voice vol. 1
A Silent Voice vol. 2
A Silent Voice vol. 3
A Silent Voice vol. 4

Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan vol. 1

Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist vol. 1

BUNGO Stray Dogs
BUNGO Stray Dogs vol. 1
BUNGO Stray Dogs vol. 2

Children of the Whales
Children of the Whales vol. 1
Children of the Whales vol. 2
Children of the Whales vol. 3

DeathNote
Deathnote black edition vol. 1
Deathnote black edition vol. 2

Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone vol. 1

Edens Hero
Edens Zero vol. 1

Escape Journey
Escape Journey vol. 1

Flying Witch
Flying Witch vol. 1

Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition vol. 1

Haikyu!!
Haikyu!! vol. 1

Horimiya
Horimiya vol. 1
Horimiya vol. 2
Horimiya vol. 3
Horimiya vol. 4

Laid-Back Camp
Laid-Back Camp vol. 1

Little Devils
Little Devils vol. 1

Made in Abyss
Made in Abyss vol. 1
Made in Abyss vol. 2
Made in Abyss vol. 3
Made in Abyss vol. 4

My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia vol. 1
My Hero Academia vol. 2
My Hero Academia vol. 3
My Hero Academia vol. 4
My Hero Academia vol. 5
My Hero Academia vol. 6

No Matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular
No matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular vol. 1
No matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular vol. 2
No matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular vol. 3
No matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular vol. 4

The Ancient Magus' Bride
The Ancient Magus' Bride vol. 1
The Ancient Magus' Bride vol. 2
The Ancient Magus' Bride vol. 3
The Ancient Magus' Bride vol. 4
The Ancient Magus‘ Bride vol. 5
The Ancient Magus‘ Bride vol. 6
The Ancient Magus‘ Bride vol. 7
The Ancient Magus‘ Bride vol. 8

The Girl from the Other Side
The Girl from the Other Side vol. 1

The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland vol. 1
The Promised Neverland vol. 2
The Promised Neverland vol. 3
The Promised Neverland vol. 4
The Promised Neverland vol. 5
The Promised Neverland vol. 6
The Promised Neverland vol. 7
The Promised Neverland vol. 8

Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul vol. 1

ToraDora!
ToraDora! vol. 1

Wotakoi: Love is hard for Otaku
Wotakoi: Love is hard for Otaku vol. 1   Count: 59

Kim Jiwon

 

A Return to the World of Pokemon

Hello Pokémonsters!      It's been a over a year since I've updated this blog and partially that comes down to a lack of new information during the follow-up years of each generation. I hope you all enjoyed Ultra Sun & Moon, and the new Let's Go series. But now, we're starting the hype train up again for a brand new generation.      A 7 minute Pokemon-specific direct has been announced for Pokemon Day tomorrow. It will launch at 6am PST / 9am EST / 2pm UTC. In addition, a 5 day week event will run starting tomorrow for Pokemon Day including a daily Q&A segment with Nintendo Treehouse.      See you tomorrow for the Pokemon Direct!   

RihannaRTT

 

My Tori Amos Albums Ranking

Been thinking of doing this for a while so here it is This ranking will not include Y Kant Tori Read or Midwinter Graces or Gold Dust as I personally do not consider them main albums toward her discography Therefore 13 albums will be included in this ranking from my least fave to most fave - And I will be pointing out some of my fave tracks from each album   13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 So that is that If you have never checked out Tori before or have thought about doing it I would highly encourage it I think her discography has something for everyone and for sure something that everyone can relate to Thanks again to @Hylia for introducing me to her

Aidan.

My signatures

My signatures are an integral part of fotp history, and I will list them below. It’s hot outside and sit on my porch, sucking a popsicle. It’s cherry flavor, their favorite flavor was always cherry. I sit and reminisce about the times we spent together. And I don’t feel  sad, because those memories bring me happiness. I finish up my popsicle just as they call me inside, they’re still here with me. But I still think about our memories, so that I’ll nver forgot them when they’re gone. I sometimes wish we lived forever. Just look at world now, Normani is gone, Ally is gone, Dinah is gone, Lauren is gone, and I’m still standing. My name is Camila Cabello, and I want to take you on a journey through the development and creation of my most personal album yet, simply titled M(e)ila. Put your safety goggles on now, this is where the darkness comes to light... _______________________________ I was on various drugs when I chose this username, and now I must suffer the consequence of it. This is not a publicity stunt, I’m actually worried for my mental health. Please if anyone is reading this, please help me. Please buy Charmbracelet on iTunes , you know the shtick. Send me receipt verification, and then I’ll get better. Please, please, please do this for your friendly neighborhood troll, I know you want to see more of me in this upcoming year. Please do this for me and help me, and help him. __________________________________ It was unusually chilly this Halloween night. I had decided to attend one of my towns infamous Halloween party’s that night, and was enthralled. The party was excellent, lots of people had really great costumes and I had gone as a pirate. The party was on the outskirts of my small town a little whiles away in the wood. I had drunkily dozed off in One the tents, and when I had awoken everyone had already gone. I checked my phone and it was around 1am. I only had 3% battery so I had about enough to make one call, I decided to try my local taxi service, Brocka Taxis. My town was very small, and at the time didn’t have Uber or Lift. Luckily, they picked up and said I was lucky I had called as they were doing their last drives of the night. They said the wait would be around 30 minutes so I waited in silence. My phone died shortly after the call, I stood by the street I walked to in the cold. I watched my breath in the freezing air to pass the time. A little time after, I saw the headlights of a car begin to materialize in the distance. I waved my hands and they honked on notice. The slowly pulled up to me and I read the little motto I had come to know. “Brocka Taxis, We’ll never say never!”. I was glad at that time, cause if they could I’d be stranded here. I got in the taxi and was greeted to a rather good looking women in her late 20s. I said hi and introduced myself just to be cordial, she replied back “Hello, I’m Brandy, where are you headed?”. My stomach dropped and I almost gasped. “Excuse me what did you say?”, I questioned nervous. “I said Hi, I’m Brandy, where are you headed?”, she replied with a slight giggle at the end. I saw her shoot me deathly glare in the rear view mirror along with a taunting smile. Desperate, I told her my location, she smiled and what she said next to me stunned me. “Ah, I know where that is, we’ll have to take the freeway though, that sound good?”. She smiled with that again, I shuddered. We sat in silence for minutes, even though they felt like hours, as she awaited my response. I gathered all the courage I had in me and replied, “No, no thank you actually”. She chuckled slightly to herself, and unlocked the doors, I had no idea she had even locked them. I got out and immediately started walking back the other direction, I heard her start to drive along side me and I held my head down. “You have a safe night” she said as she drove on off. I looked up shortly after and the car was gone, not a skid mark or anything just vanished. It was a long dark walk home that night, my only company the Full moon.  __________________________________ My sweet sweet nana loves gays, but gays like me, you see. I’m normal, my nana loves me because I don’t act like a typical gay. One day my nana saw to gays kissing on tv, she turned the channel and whispered a silent prayer to God, “damn them to hell god, and abomination”. I giggled, it’s ok my sweet nana loves gays, gays like me. Another time I recall, my nana was walking to the store and saw to young teen boys holding hands, “Disgusting!” She screamed, the ran out of embarrassment. She told me when she got home, I lightly chucked to myself this time, my sweet nana loves gays, gays like me. One day I was in my room, dancing around to toxic, when my nana barged with laundry, “what the fuck are you doing! Come pray with me now!”, i was embarrassed,  but I was acting weird. So we prayed, and she’s looked at me a little funny since. But i guess it’s ok, my nana loves gays, gays like me?  ____________________________________ Ugh, I dread the day I turn 30. I know it’s so so far away, but it scares me. That’ll be the day my life ends, I’ll be a old fart rocking in chair by the fireplace reminiscing about how things used to be. Mariah Carey will be playing on the radio, no nevermind, it’ll be playing on whatever music technology my grandkids leave for me on table. They’ll barely visit their poor old grandpa. Every second will feel like years as I await my imminent death. Those below the age of 25 will laugh at me as I leave my house to get the mail. Spitting in my face, calling me a “old fag”. I’ll run, no limp, back into the house using my walker. I’ll cry, and wait until mother Mariah calls me back to the Lovely Place to live with her for all eternity. Where she lives there’s no beginning and there is no end, and it’ll feel like you’re dreaming, but you won’t be sleeping.  ___________________________________   “Happy Black History Month” reads the status posted by fotpforums user @DespunkThoseFawkingBawls “Ugh leave this forum you fucking annoying race baiting freak” replies user @Madonna despite the status just being posted 4 seconds ago.  It may be 3:32am where the madonna stanning user lives. But that didn’t stop him from logging and and checking Winnie’s post history for updates. Just like it didn’t stop him the other 2321 times.  “This will make him leave!” The Madonna Stan thinks, a demented smirk sprawled across his face. He sits inches away from the HP laptop screen, the 376x282 low definition display burning his corneas to a crisp. But he doesn’t care. He never cares. All her cares about is the moment when Winnie wakes up, and sees that notification. How will he feel? Will he weep? Will he become enraged? Will he wallow in sorrow? Or will he ignore the notification, just like the other 674 stacked in his notification box from the same user.  The madonna user wonders if he’ll ever be acknowledged again. And for a brief moment he wonders if his efforts are in vain? Should he perhaps put this energy somewhere productive? But he doesn’t like thinking logically. It hurts his head.  He steps two feet over to his twin-sized mattress, nuzzled comfortably in the corner of his 6x6 room. His head lays roughly on the bare mattress, not a bed sheet or pillow in site. As he drifts off to sleep, the stinging sensation from screen watching for 13 hours still present. A smile sprawls across his face. “I bet he’ll be pressted” he thinks as he drifts off to sleep. But I won’t be, and I never am. 

Winnie.

 

Request your songwriting credit receipts here

Hey gurls   So I work in music publishing and work with songwriting/song info. I won't have access to this info for much longer, so if you have any requests for credit splits/songwriting credits/how much a song is earning this month, for pretty much any song, leave your requests here and I can fetch the info for you   Example: You want to to know how much songwriting credit each songwriter of New Rules by Dua Lipa is getting: Ailin Caroline, 33.33% Ian Eric Kirkpatrick, 33.33% Emily Warren Schwartz, 33.33% (half of their percentages go to their publishers)   The shares aren't always split evenly, sometimes some artists who claim to write these songs are only getting 1-2% while their cowriters have 25% or even up to 50% of the work. So anything you are curious about feel free to ask (and then use the receipts in BG)

Goldie

 

↳ Dangerous Woman: Limited Edition Fanbox

- Welcome to my first ever blogpost! The meaning of this blog is actually really simple. I just wanted to share my "portfolio" of all the photoshop edits, music remixes, etc. I've made throughout my life! It mainly features Ariana Grande. I will try to make more photoshop edits inspired by other edits. I create merchandise mockups, CDs, LPs and more. If you're interested in any of my work, please check it out and make sure to leave me feedback! Hope you guys enjoys my little blog! - DANGEROUS WOMAN: LIMITED EDITION FANBOX CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A BETTER VIEW! Including: - Comment down below what you think!

NIGHTMARE

 

My 3D Zelda Games Ranking

Hi I had the urge to do this so here it is. I've never played Skyward Sword for some reason (Please port it to Switch thx) Anyway let's see here - I will be ranking from lowest to highest A note that I love every game here and this is actually very hard to do   5 4 3 2 1 Overall, this series has put out consistently good material. Out of the 3D titles, they have not put out a bad game. I am sure whatever is next will continue the legacy

Aidan.

 

Best and Worst in Music of 2017

Top 5 Albums   05. Taylor Swift - Reputation 04. Lorde - Melodrama 03. Goldfrapp - Silver Eye 02. The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful 01. Ryan Adams - Prisoner     Artists that disappointed me            Haim started so well with a clip of Right Now before the release of the first single. It was so raw and emotional. However, later it turned out the song was reworked for the album. Many songs are too light and jolly. The worst part is that they sound the same. It isn't a bad album overall, but after a cool debut, I expected more. This was too commercial for Haim.   The 4th album of Hurts becomes even more commercial sounding. Songs have cliche lyrics and basic production. Hurts are the best when they get darker lyrically and production wise. 

Agent X

 

Artists I follow since ...

2007: Avril Lavigne 2008: Colbie Caillat & Miley Cyrus 2009: Lady Gaga & Katy Perry 2010: Kesha, Lily Allen, Rihanna & Kelly Clarkson 2012: Lana Del Rey -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2014: Taylor Swift & Demi Lovato 2015: Carly Rae Jepsen & Ellie Goulding 2017: Sara Bareilles 2018: Birdy, Lorde, Pink, Ariana Grande & Leona Lewis

DW

Fantastic Albums You Might Not Know! | Rabbits on the Run by Vanessa Carlton

"I Don't Know Her!": Fantastic Albums You Might Not Know!
Give 'Em a Chance!
I'm going to attempt to use this blog to give credit to albums which, in my opinion, are underrated or just unknown in general. You may not like my choices, and that's okay! But trust me when I say you can find beauty in any art if you give it a chance <3  This Entry's Underrated Album: Rabbits on the Run by Vanessa Carlton Vanessa Carlton first made her appearance on the pop scene with the massive hit "A Thousand Miles," which is known now a days for being a cult classic more than an actual chart topper. To many, this song was Vanessa Carlton's only notable song, cementing her status as a "one-hit-wonder." Many people were not even aware that the single was accompanied by the debut album Be Not Nobody, assuming that the single was the only work released to the public. However, not only did she create one album, but five albums in total. 
Vanessa, like many other popstars at first, was a slave to the image that her label concocted for her. The music she desired to create was not something the general public or the record label was interested in. Her first three albums were specifically pop, generally following the same pattern. While artistic growth in terms of complexity and writing styles were still strikingly prevalent as the albums progressed from her first, second (Harmonium), and third albums (Heroes and Thieves), nothing really prepared her small group of fans to the shift she would take in her fourth. 
Finally able to release music she was truly interested in, Vanessa began to craft what is, in my humble opinion, her greatest work to this date. After a long hiatus that spanned 2007 to 2011 (release year), Rabbits on the Run was finally available to the public. The album itself spawned no successful singles, it received good reviews by critics. Stephen Erlewine from AllMusic remarked that "This [was] music made with no audience in mind: it is strikingly personal." And it shows. Carlton shifted drastically from pop music directly to an indie-like approach.    What this album aesthetic feels like to me:
When I listen to this album I feel a strong sense of wondering and peace. It really has the ability to draw out very raw and personal emotions from deep within, allowing me to mull them over. Sound dramatic? Probably. But it is the best way to describe how I feel during this album. When I imagine a good aesthetic for this album, I picture a quiet night after a long, taxing day full of emotion. In a cabin by the woods during spring, with cold rain tapping gently on the window, a glass of wine in hand, a good book, and warm blankets to cuddle up in. Or possibly taking a walk in a mysterious enchanting forest.    A Brief Track by Track Review:
Carousel
A beautiful way to begin the album. This song is very light-hearted and hopeful about finding new love after it is lost. (7/10) I Don't Want to Be a Bride 
A summery song about finding your true love, but not wanting to have to "wear white" to spend forever with them. The imagery used in this song is well crafted and is showcased by Vanessa's warm vocals. (8/10) London
This is the song that truly began my love of Vanessa. Not only is this one of, if not the best songs on the album, but it also happens to be one of my favorite songs of all time. To me, the lyrics are extremely relatable and thought provoking. "I've never been so sure that after all these years I'll never learn that heavenly creatures never come," Vanessa sings as she pours her heart out into the mic. This song is about feeling fooled by a relationship, love, or crush. The narrator feels tired of waiting and searching for that special someone, lamenting that she is wasting away her time waiting for her "new age." (10/10) Fairweather Friend 
A feathery song about an old lover/friend who only seems to think about fame or the luxuries of life. Vanessa knows that this person is only faking it through life without really ever facing reality. (6/10) Hear the Bells
One of the more mysterious songs on the album, "Hear the Bells" is a song that wrestles with the vagueness of life and the difficulties of life. Rampant metaphors are seen through this song, as Vanessa moves through the different ways she searches for an answer. This track has a charm about it that is hard to explain, which may have something to do with its overall unexplained overall message. However, this could be a perfect metaphor for life itself: not sure how to figure it out, but it is fascinating to try. (8/10) Dear California
This song is the closest this album gets to pop as a whole. Its deep lyrics are contrasted breezily with an upbeat and danceable rhythm. I can't help singing along to this song or tapping my foot when it comes on my shuffle. Great song to sing in the car! "But he loves me as I leave, so I've gotta go!" (9/10) Tall Tales for Spring 
This. This is the song that is arguably the crowning jewel of the album. Deliciously mischievous with wicked lyrics and an involved instrumental, this song conjures the almost cynical side of the phenomena of love, life, spirituality, and "madness of the heart." Truthfully, I'm not sure exactly what this song is truly trying to tell the listener. However, this is what I believe makes it so intriguing. Production wise, this is the most intense song of the album, which comes as an insane jolt of energy compared to its rather calm and easy sister songs. If a listener was to pick only one song to listen to from this album, I'd highly suggest this one. This song and its counterpart In the End are magnificent and crown the album with grace and pride. (10/10) A few choice lyrics that happen to be some of my favorite:
"The wicked in me is surely the wicked in you.
We pray to a ghost that we've never met.
Time turns for a cure from the scientists for
Madness of the heart." "Hawking will tell us no tall tales this spring, 
Our minds hold the ciaos that started everything."   Get Good
Taking it down a notch after the previous song, this piece reminds me of a rainy day in a cafe. The topic is recovery after a rough patch in life. Vanessa encourages a friend to take a minute, breathe, and take a moment "to get good again." (8/10) The Marching Line
A lone piano starts off this track, capturing attention immediately. This song slowly swells like the slow anxiety of walking up to your destiny and future. While this is the track that is most somber, it is by no means a dud. Essentially, Vanessa reflects on how her future is calling and she must leave all of what she knows behind in order to fulfil her life. She will sail on a ship with no captain, off into the grey seas. "Fortune tellers, fortunes tell her..." (9/10) In the End
Never fails to give me chills. This is the best way to end the album. I had mentioned previously that this was the counterpart to Tall Tales for Spring, this is because the instrumental is TTFS slowed down and given a more ambient sound. While the song itself is considerably short and only has a handful of lyrics, it is easily the most haunting and magical track on the album. In the End reflects on how death is inevitable and unavoidable, after all it's the way of all things. As I listen to this song, I imagine sinking deep into a black, peaceful ocean. And with this song the album comes to a close. (10/10) Highlights of the Album
Tall Tales for Spring, London, In the End, The Marching Line, & Dear California  Overall Rating: 7.8/10  Thank you for reading my first blog post! Hopefully if this goes well I'll do more!

Andrew!

 

Dead Or Alive: The Singles

1.Misty Circles
2.What I Want
3.I'd Do Anything
4.That's the Way (I Like It)
5.You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
6.Lover Come Back to Me
7.In Too Deep
8.My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)
9.Brand New Lover
10.Something in My House
11.Hooked on Love
12.I'll Save You All My Kisses
13.Come Home with Me Baby
14.Baby Don't Say Goodbye
15.Your Sweetness (Is Your Weakness) (Japan Single)
16.Gone 2 Long (Japan Single)
17.Unhappy Birthday (Japan Single)
18.Rebel Rebel (UK Single)
19.You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (Sugar Pumpers Radio Edit)
20.Sex Drive
21.Hit and Run Lover (Japan Single)
22.You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (Metro 7" Edit)
 
Other Singles (Pre-Misty Circles & Debut album):
1.I'm Falling
2.Number Eleven
3.It's Been Hours Now
4.The Stranger

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