musical-treasures:

So a boyband walked onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage and everyone thought they were going to sing One Direction or something typical…and then they sung Stars from Les Miserables.

This is the best thing ever. Just listen to those harmonies <3

notspeakingisnt-notlistening:

annalisah:

COUNTER // CULTURE

For my photography class I did series of self-portraits in which I attempted to portray culture and counterculture for the past 10 decades. This is the product of that idea…

this is SO COOL oh man

i like to use my bookmarks bar as i would iphone apps.

The Rains of Castamere

Sigur Rós - The Rains of Castamere (From the HBO® Series Game of Thrones - Season 4) - Single

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Sigur Rós cover The Rains of Castamere for Season 4 of HBO’s Game Of Thrones

And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that Lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o’er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o’er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.

wanderlusttour:

How To Backpack Europe

Here is my new, updated itinerary. I just wanted to put this on my blog to help potential travelers out.

This is basically an, “if I could do it all again, this is how I would do it” itinerary. I just omitted a few pointless stops that I had made and added a couple cities that I could’ve easily went to. But this is more or less what I did this past summer. And if you don’t know already, I did this trip in 80 days, and for less than $6000

For those who are new to my blog you can easily find everything I’ve written about my travels in Europe by using the drop-down menu that says “Wanderlust Tour: Europe”. I hope everything that I’ve posted can inspire you to travel and help you plan your next big trip! Feel free to ask any questions as well.

1. Istanbul (Turkish Airlines is a fantastic airline that consistently has the lowest fares to Europe. Plus, they give you a free, long-enough-to-leave-the-airport-and-explore-the-city, stopover in Istanbul. It’s like getting a free trip! I highly recommend flying Turkish Airlines when traveling to Europe!)
2. Rome
3. Naples
4. Positano
5. Florence
6. Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa/Barberino
7. Siena
8. Pisa
9. Venice
10. Milan
11. Tirano
12. Chur (Take the Bernina Express from Tirano to Chur. The Bernina Express is an incredibly scenic, UNESCO World Heritage site that you don’t want to miss!)
13. Interlaken
14. Lauterbrunnen and surrounding area (I recommend Murren, Gimmelwald, Wengen, and Männlichen)
15. Bern
16. Lucerne
17. Basel
18. Colmar
19. Strasbourg
20. Zurich
21. Vienna
22. Bratislava
23. Budapest
24. Salzburg
25. Munich
26. Schwangau (Neuschwanstein Castle)
27. Rothenburg ob der Tauber
28. Frankfurt
29. Cologne
30. Prague
31. Oświęcim/Auschwitz
32. Krakow
33. Berlin
34. Copenhagen
35. Malmö
36. Oslo
37. Amsterdam
38. Brussels
39. Paris
40. London
41. Inverness
42. Edinburgh

(Q: Why isn’t Spain included? A: Spain is huge, and far from the rest of Europe. Madrid is 12 hours away from Paris! If I had had a bigger budget and more time, I would’ve gone. But to be honest, Spain is a huge trip in and of itself. If you’re tight on cash and time, just save it for another time!)

Quick links on my blog:
My Photos From My Trip
Frequently Asked Questions
Travel Tips
How to Pack for Europe (Minimalist Style)

k-population:

Laced Blazer Dress (x)

Epiphany

- Sweeney Todd at the NY Phil

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sarcasticstagemanager:

Bryn Terfel as Sweeney with Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovette perform Epiphany at the New York Philharmonic’s production of Sweeney Todd on 3/8/2014.

(Note: I only have act 1 for this show because of an error on my phone. I’m happy to clip anything anyone wants from Act 1 or trade Act 1, but there is no Act 2. Thankfully eventually it’ll be on TV! As always, if you object to the existence of bootlegs, I really don’t want to hear about it.)

lotus-kitty:
"Best advice you can give for one who is moving to the beautifully harsh NYC."

thefrenemy:

Take a cab after 2am. Go up and down the subway stairs quickly and politely. Get some good boots. Don’t have dinner in Little Italy, have it at Rubirosa in Nolita. Walk around Chinatown and go to Tasty Dumpling. Sometimes, skip brunch. Easy on the caffeine and the whiskey. Dress as crazy as you like. If your apartment doesn’t have a deadbolt, tell your landlord you need one. Use Seamless. Buy a (p)leather jacket and black pants. Look cute humans in the eye. Don’t get a dog if you still love going out a lot. If you want to meet somebody, go to all your friend’s birthday parties. Or bring a sense of humor, steely nerves and an OkCupid account. Keep a month’s rent in your savings account if possible. Save money, damnit. Don’t get a credit card maximum you can’t afford. Don’t go to the doctor on a weekend. Learn how to make cheap meals. Try not to become one of those people who talks about how great New York City is all the time. Don’t feel weird if you don’t like NYC that much. Prepare for a very love, very hate relationship. Don’t listen to your headphones so loud you can’t hear somebody approaching you. Visit different boroughs whenever you have the chance. BE SMART.

Get a Netflix account. Don’t worry about staying in some nights. Making friends is hard but possible: be friendly and don’t break lunch plans. Get a library card. Spend an entire day in the Union Square Barnes & Noble. If a manicure is more than 10 dollars, NOPE. Treat yourself to a really, really good restaurant.. I like Perilla. Go to DiFara’s. Go to Spumoni Gardens. Go to a bagel shop anywhere and don’t toast your bagel. Get ready for the subway to enrage you. If you are on the subway, be a good human being and move as far away from the doors as possible. Also, give your seat up for old ladies. Now’s the time to try out red lipstick and a new hairstyle. Keep your Iphone in your pocket. Look for sample sales. If you love an apartment but it’s 20 minutes away from a subway, think about it. If you love an apartment but it’s 200 above your budget, think about it. Call your family sometimes. Sign up for Lifebooker, Scoutmob, and Groupon: get bang for your buck. Find a friend with a car and take day trips out of the city. Bring hand sanitizer. Take cash out. Don’t take cash out at random ATM if your bank is close by. Go to bed early sometimes. Take long walks. Crowded bars are probably not worth it. Ooze confidence. Keep your wits. Don’t be so romantic. Don’t be so cynical. Be nice. SAVE MONEY.

Learn to push a bit. Learn to cry in public. Learn to be lonely. Learn to get used to awe. Learn to love the little things. Learn to get knocked down. Learn to get up.

Hold onto yer butt. Expect anything.

send-a-smile:

"The Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems."

One of the best pieces of group spoken word poetry I’ve ever seen. WATCH IT. 

Summary of Romeo and Juliet

romeo: im so sad
romeo: ill never be happy
romeo: a party sure why not ill just sulk around an- WOAH
romeo: WHO DAT
romeo: SHE GOT DA BOOTY
romeo: imma dance with her
romeo: *dancin wit teh juliet*
juliet: dafuq are you
romeo: shh *kiss*
juliet: :oo
*party over*
romeo: AYYY LOOK I FOUND DAT LADY'S HOUSE
romeo: LADY
romeo: HEY LADY
juliet: OMG HI I REMEMBER YOU
romeo: yeah its me hey wanna get married
juliet: dont you think its too soon
romeo: idk
juliet: brb
romeo: k
juliet: HEY YEAH LETS GET MARRIED TOMORROW
romeo: AWW YEAH I BET THIS PUTS ME ABOVE MERCUTIO AND BENVOLIO IN MAN POINTS
*next day*
rome and juli: FRIAR MARRY US PLEASE:
friar: idk and ROMEO WEREN'T YOU JUST SULKING OVER ROSALINE LIKE YESTERDAY
romeo: yeh
friar: ok fine ur married
rome and juli: yaaaay
*some time later*
tybalt: WELL SLAP MY BUTTOCKS AND CALL ME A MONTAGUE IS THAT ROMEO
mercutio: excuse you dont talk bout my friend like that
tybalt: shut up mercutio *stab*
mercutio: WAAHAHAH IM DED *he die*
romeo: hnnn
tybalt: ....
romeo HNNN
tybalt: ...
romeo: hnnnHIYAAAA *stab*
tybalt: oH NO IM DED AHH *he die too*
prince: ohmygod why did i JUST tell you yesterday about fighting
romeo: i sorry
prince: no ur banished
romeo: HWWHWHHAAAT YOU BANBISHED ME
romeo: *runs to friar* IMMA KILL MYSELF*
friar: no i have plan just go to mantua ok
romeo: k *leaves*
juliet: FRIAR HELP THE LOVE OF MY LIFE THAT I KNEW FOR LIKE 1 DAY JUST GOT BANISHED IMMA KILL MYSELF
friar: NO JULIET I HAVE A PLAN you drink this potion you look dead you be put in capulet tomb until you wake up and romeo find you and you run away together
juliet: ok
juliet: *goes home and drinks potion*
nurse: hey juliet rise and shi- OOOH MY GOD LADY CAPULET COME HERE OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
lady capulet: wha- OH NOO OH NO okay lets throw her in the tomb of dead people
nurse: k
juliet: *in da tomb* zzZzzZZzzzZ *not actually dead just sleepin*
romeo's servant: AYY YOO ROMEO I GOTS NEWS FOR YA
romeo's servant: JULIET'S DEAD
romeo: WHAT
romeo: WHAaaAaaaT
romeo: OKAY YOU KNOW WHAT I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND POISON MYSELF BEFORE LOOKING INTO THE SITUATION AT ALL OR CONTACTING THE FRIAR OR ANYTHING
romeo: *buys potion*
romeo: *breaks into the tomb of dead capulet people*
romeo: oh my god its juliet wow she doesn't even look dead
romeo: but im sure she is
romeo: *kiss juliet*
romeo: *drinks poison*
romeo: he ded
juliet: *yawning* YAWWWN oh i can't wait to see my rome- WHAT DAFUQ
juliet: IT'S ROMEO NEXT TO ME
juliet: HE DED
juliet: *grabs sword and stabs herself*
oh yeah and romeo also killed Paris in the tomb by the way forgot to add that b/c apparently killing tybalt wasn't enough
friar: *comes in cell*
friar: uh oh
prince: WHAT DIS
CAPULET: WHAT DIS
LADY CAPULET: WHAT DIS
MONTAGUE: WHAT DIS
CApULET: *strokes montagues face* brother

edwardspoonhands:

rionhunter:

I thought I would share with you the evolution of my tfios fan art, that then expanded into a panorama that encompassed John’s core four.

It took me about 4 days, and I got about a cover done a day.  I’ve never done digital painting on this level before, and was constantly surprised at the results as I was drawing this (especially the flower).

I was really hoping DFTBA records would pick these up as posters, as they’re the only website that could sell them in sets, plus being.. y’know, really suitable.  I’ve gotten hundreds of requests for posters, but they seem completely disinterested, so I’ll try and sort something out for everyone (probably involving redbubble).

If you’re interested in buying a poster I would suggest following me here on tumblr.  I’ll certainly be vocal about it if I work it out.  And who knows, if all goes well, maybe I’ll do more stuff like this in the future.

This is freaking awesome.

saintemo:

Hey look, a first kiss video with queer people, people of color, and a better body type representation.

Also, they aren’t actors/models! Real people!

hazelgracelancaster:

A lot of people, since watching the trailer for The Fault in Our Stars, have suddenly started realizing that Augustus’ dialogue is unnatural and awkward and I saw that post that said that he seems like a douchebag when you hear his lines out loud. 

I just always felt like that was the entire point. 

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