Wicked Girls Saving Ourselves (illustration) – nokeek/Illustory

seananmcguire:

nokeek:

Dorothy just wanted something that she could believe in,
A gray dustbowl girl in a life she was better off leavin’.
She made her escape, went from gray into green,
And she could have got clear, and she could have got clean,
But she chose to be good and go back to the gray Kansas sky
Where color’s a fable and freedom’s a fairy tale lie.

Alice got lost, and I guess that we really can’t blame her;
They say she got tangled and tied in the lies that became her.
They say she went mad, and she never complained,
For there’s peace of a kind in a life unconstrained.
She gives Cheshire kisses, she’s easy with white rabbit smiles,
And she’ll never be free, but she’s won herself safe for a while.

Susan and Lucy were queens, and they ruled well and proudly.
They honored their land and their lord, rang the bells long and loudly.
They never once asked to return to their lives
To be children and chattel and mothers and wives,
But the land cast them out in a lesson that only one learned;
And one queen said ‘I am not a toy’, and she never returned.

Mandy’s a pirate, and Mia weaves silk shrouds for faeries,
And Deborah will pour you red wine pressed from sweet poisoned berries.
Kate poses riddles and Mary plays tricks,
While Kaia builds towers from brambles and sticks,
And the rules that we live by are simple and clear:
Be wicked and lovely and don’t live in fear

Dorothy, Alice and Wendy and Jane,
Susan and Lucy, we’re calling your names,
All the Lost Girls who came out of the rain
And chose to go back on the shelf.
Tinker Bell says, and I find I agree
You have to break rules if you want to break free.
So do as you like 

we’re determined to be
Wicked girls saving ourselves.

For we will be wicked and we will be fair
And they’ll call us such names, and we really won’t care,
So go, tell your Wendys, your Susans, your Janes,
There’s a place they can go if they’re tired of chains,
And our roads may be golden, or broken, or lost,
But we’ll walk on them willingly, knowing the cost

We won’t take our place on the shelves.
It’s better to fly and it’s better to die
Say the wicked girls saving ourselves.

(Seanan McGuire)

This is breathtaking.

smols-darklighter – Coruscant (is Palpatinople)

smols-darklighter:

permian-tropos:

permian-tropos:

*eyes shoot open as I’m drifting off to sleep* AU where after the Empire was founded, Coruscant was renamed Palpatinople

#palpatown#palpatinopolis#philapalpia: the planet of palpable love#oh god make this stop

*sings*

Coruscant is Palpatinople
It was Coruscant, now Palpatinople
The Jedi are gone, Palpatinople:
Here’s how liberty dies
And the Sith Lords rise.

Everyone on Palpatinople
Lived on Coruscant (now Palpatinople)
But if you are rich on Palpatinople
You were rich on Coruscant too.

(Even “Coruscant” was once “Had Abbadon.”
Why George changed it, here’s a clue:
Zahn’s writing in the the Old EU!)

OH, Sheev renamed it “Palpatinople,”
He’s the Senate now; Palpatinople–
How will “Palpatinople” get the boot?
That’s up to the Rebellion and Luuuuke!

*musical Wookiee noises*
It’sEvil (it’sEvil)
*more musical Wookiee noises*
It’sEvil.

Coruscant is Palpatinople
It was Coruscant, now Palpatinople
The Jedi are gone, Palpatinople:
How will “Palpatinople” get the boot?
That’s up to Han, Leia, and Luuuuke…

…and Rogue One (One-ONE-onnne)
*badum-tss*

This Side of the Knife – Seanan McGuire and Dead Sexy

This side of the knife
When I was fool enough to wonder
Asked what I should not have asked
Called down rain and called down thunder

“This Side of the Knife,” a wonderfully dark and cryptic song by Talis Kimberley. This version was performed at MarCon by Seanan McGuire and Dead Sexy (Seanan McGuire, Amy McNally, Brenda Sutton, Teresa Powell, Dr. Mary Crowell, & Bill Sutton) with the fabulous Judi Miller providing ASL interpretation.

Talis Kimberley has described this song as a companion story to Crazy Man Michael, which doesn’t necessarily make it any less cryptic, but definitely provides some context.

Light Runs Out – FeatherWriter

tanoraqui:

featherwriter:

So every now and then you just feel the need to rewrite the lyrics to a song for your fandom and record it because reasons. So here, have a Shallan song.

Original Song: “Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic
Background Track: Cyberwave Karaoke
Lyrics and Cover: FeatherWriter

Lyrics

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.
And we’ll feel alright, and we’ll feel alright,
‘Cause we’ll work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.

I’ll be doin’ this, if you have a doubt,
‘Til the Light runs out, ‘til the Light runs out.

I’ll be your ghost, your blade, your little knife.
I’ll be the long-shot bet that could take your life.
And I feel alright, and I feel alright,
‘Cause I worked it out, yeah I worked it out.

I’ll be doin’ this, if you have a doubt,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

There’s a murderer deep inside of me.
I’ve got Pattern on my shoulder, and my Memory.
But Father raised me good, Father raised me right.
Father never would have guessed his girl would fight.
Now I’m pushing down, all those screams and shouts.
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out, yeah.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

Oh, we all want the same thing. 
Oh, we all lie for something.
Lie for home, for fate,  
For love, for hate,
For peace, for wealth,
For family, for self.

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.
And we’ll feel alright, nothing feels alright,
‘Till I work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,

‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
‘Til the Light runs out.

I was listening to a random pop mix today and “Love Runs Out” came up, and literally my thought at the opening chords was, “wow, a real pop band covered a Stormlight Archive fansong?”

Omega 13 – The Faithful Sidekicks

“Omega 13,” a dance number by The Faithful Sidekicks (Eric and Jen Distad), who are made of win. This one is for those who love Galaxy Quest. Which should be everyone. Yes, that was a judgment.

Come on, do it again
Let’s rewind the scene
Put your coat on the hanger
And grab your doppelganger
Let’s do the Omega 13

Playlist: What the Filk?

astriiformes:

Folks have been asking me for sort of an introduction playlist to filk music for a little while now, and while I don’t think I’d ever be able to make a perfect primer to introduce people to all the genre has to offer, I figured it was far more doable to make one with a fair amount of variety of my favorites (at least, of the ones I actually have access to recordings of) – with a mix of old classics, new stuff, and some newer covers of songs that have been around for a while – and hope it would stand for itself. Enjoy!

Tracklist:

Dawson’s Christian – Vixy & Tony // Come All You Knights  Technical Difficulties // Never Set The Cat On Fire – Frank Hayes // The Traveller –  Julia Ecklar // Few Days – Leslie Fish & The Dehorn Crew // Banshee –  Cheshire Moon // Fire in the Sky – Kristoph Klover // Everybody Hates Elves – Kari Maaren // Cheshire Kitten (We’re All Mad Here) – S. J. Tucker // Neil Armstrong – Cat Faber // Ship of Stone – Leslie Fish // The World They Call Terra – Juliana McCorison // Everyman Julia Ecklar //  Witnesses’ Waltz – Arlin Robins, Catherine Cook, Gloria Oberste, Joey Shoji, and others // I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing?) – Heather Dale // We Are Who We Are – Vixy & Tony // Somebody Will Sassafrass

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