We understand that even the most hardcore fanpeople have real lives that demand their attention. (Can someone do away with the whole ‘paying bills’ thing so we can quit our jobs and be full-time fans? Thanks.) Here’s a recap of this week’s posts so you can get caught up on all the keysmashing.
Nowadays no one can do anything without it resulting in a parody Twitter account. No sooner had John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name than dozens of Adele Dazeem Twitters popped up. Everything has a Twitter, from facial hair to snake habitats. Here are our faves.
It’s cool enough outside that no one looks at me funny when I leave the house in a hoodie. Snarky posts about pumpkin spice lattes are cropping up on my Facebook feed. (By the way, eff the haters, pumpkin/pumpkin flavored/pumpkin spice ANYTHING is delicious.) Kids are back in school. There’s only one thing left to fully herald the coming of autumn.
Wednesdays in internet land are also known as Woman Crush Wednesdays, so I thought I would share some of my current women crushes in music who I think y’all should check out.
Los Angeles bred, 26 year old Jillian Rose Banks or just Banks as she’s known in music is your artist to look out for right now. She just dropped her first album, Goddess and it is pure magic. Her sound will be familiar to your ear, but her voice tone and unique backing beats are in a haunting league of their own. Her lyrics are powerful and it’ll make you wonder if she’s been here before. If you like Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, or Jhene Aiko, you’ll love her. The UK already has their claws sunk in, don’t be late to this party.
Song to listen to: This Is What It Feels Like
I’m going to be frank here folks, America is sleeping on Haim and I don’t know why. This fun loving sister trio also from Los Angeles are amazing. They play guitar, they play bass, they play DRUMS. Their indie-rock meets pop songs make you want to dance at a garden party with flowers in your hair and rock a hot red lip. Alana, Este, and Danielle Haim are ready to rock your socks with their high energy, and vocal intensity. Reminiscent of early Fiona Apple, but less angry than 90s Alanis Morrissette, their lyrics and elegent harmonies will get you boppin along in no time. Their debut album Days Are Gone has been out for almost a YEAR. Go listen and give them a chance to show you how they shine.
Song to listen to: Forever
FKA Twigs (@FKATwigs)
UK singer FKA Twigs initially got her start in the industry as a backup dance to such acts like Kylie Monogue and Jessie J. She then took those dancing shoes, and branched out on her own two feet to music. I’ve heard her music described as “ethereal R&B”, and I can think of no other appropriate term for it. Like Banks, her back beats and sound are just in a league of their own. I first heard of her on Billboard’s artist to watch list for this year and I see why. Her debut album LP 1 is like nothing else you’ll hear. With a mix of techno pop, and vocals rooted in deep soul it’s like well, music to my ears. Oh, and rumor has it, she’s dating one of my faves, Robert Pattinson right now.
Song to listen to: Two Weeks
Who’s your music #WCW?
The next author in our “Fan Fic Writer to Published Author” series is Keira Andrews. Feel free to leave comments for her below and we’ll make sure she sees them!
Keira sent us a copy of her new book A Forbidden Rumspringa [Buy at Amazon] and it is EXCELLENT. We’ve got a quick and dirty review under the cut, as well as an interview with Keira!
I use twitter to bitch and moan a lot. I don’t like that I do this, but sometimes I just need to let out that burst of frustration. One of my common complaints is that I feel like an alien a lot of the time. It’s partly just your standard existential feelings of alienation, I find the sure, but sometimes I genuinely don’t feel human. I don’t feel comfortable in my body.
I do have some of the body image issues that most female-bodied people seem to have in 21st century Western society. But it’s not because I want to attract anyone with my body. It’s mostly because I just don’t feel comfortable in it.
We understand that even the most hardcore fanpeople have real lives that demand their attention. (Can someone do away with the whole ‘paying bills’ thing so we can quit our jobs and be full-time fans? Thanks.) Here’s a recap of this week’s posts so you can caught up on all the keysmashing.
Before the finale on Monday, a lot of people were using the hashtag #TeenWolfChangedMyLife. My first reaction was to say something stupid like “#TeenWolfChangedMyLife because I never knew I had a male lactation kink until I read this story about Derek getting really excited about Stiles being all mpreg’d up” but that’s more than 140 characters and I couldn’t come up with a way to shorten it. I started scrolling through the tag just to see what other fans had to say and I surprised myself by getting a little (a lot) verklempt over the whole thing.
Most of the tweets talked about friendships and identity and that kind of thing, which is awesome, but nothing new to me. I found those things in fandom a long time ago and I’ve been dragging my friends along for the ride ever since. But then I started thinking about whether or not Teen Wolf had significantly changed my life in any way, and my god has it ever. What started out as snarky reaction to a sappy tag turned into me crying over the fact that my life is different because of Teen Wolf.
So today’s post, my last not!recap until s5 begins, is a love letter to Teen Wolf.