BEAUTIFUL PERSON AWARD! Once you are given this award, you are supposed to paste it in the ask of eight people who deserve it. If you break the chain nothing will happen, but it’s sweet to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out. ❤
Time to get the seeds into the cold ground. It takes a while to grow anything, Before it’s coming to the end. Before you put my body in the cold ground, Take some time to warm it with your hand, Before it’s coming to an end.
I've kind of hit a rough patch. I got bad grades in my sophomore year and have decided to switch majors which I think is for the best but might be challenging. I hate my new summer job (McDonalds). And I generally don't know where I'm going in life. You seem like the type of person who could offer some words of wisdom.
First, I want to issue a disclaimer: you are asking a 21-year-old rock n’ rolling hobo wannabe with half a college degree what to do with your career and education. This may not be in your best interests; take everything I say with a grain of salt.
Did you go straight from high school to college? If so, you probably need a year off. We spend 13 years of our developing lives being told what’s expected of us “when we grow up” to the point where we’re conditioned to automatically think that is what’s “right”. Heading to college right after high school is as often a Pavlovian response as it is a free choice. At the risk of sounding like a total hippie, you may need time to detox from the establishment before you will be even remotely able to figure out what’s right for you.
And by that I do NOT mean to drop out of life for a year. You will want to seek a job that doesn’t conflict with your sense of morals, something that is different for everyone. I worked in retail for three years and I hated the entire industry. More than that, I hated the person it made me turn into. I always felt that something about retail as a whole should be illegal (never figured out exactly what). It doesn’t matter how lowly the job is. If it is in accordance with your sense of ethics, you will respect yourself for doing it no matter what it is. If it goes against, you will despise yourself no matter how prestigious it is or how much it pays. This is so, so important.
Finally, you probably need to travel. And I mean actually travel. Don’t bring your mom and dad. Don’t go on a cruise. Don’t travel on business or for school. Don’t base itineraries around tourist attractions. Don’t take Guided City Tours. Give yourself room to improvise and leave the structured monotony at home. Go see some random cities or visit international borders. Travel for all the reasons that your school and job would consider impractical, because being impractical is a great way to learn many practical things you’d probably miss forever otherwise. Travel is a perfect way to build self-confidence, gain perspective, and clear the clutter from our societally programmed minds. Once the clutter is cleared, things fall into place with ease. It doesn’t have to be expensive, either. Drop $20 on a bus ticket and go.
I hope you don't look over this because it is anon, but I prefer to keep it this way only because it does not really matter who I really am. Anyway, I have to say that you are truly an inspiration and an ideal friend. To see someone as dedicated as yourself, makes me think that humanity won't end up a deadbeat. You show care and love for anyone and everyone, if I knew you in real life, it'd be an amazing accomplishment. I mean to say I have a crush on you doesn't really express the right tone.
Well thank you, you absolute sweetheart. :) It’s okay to stay anon because I have no idea who this is and don’t really want to know. I don’t take compliments well. In my own head, all I do is struggle gamely through the daily grind and occasionally taste a brief moment of victory, nothing more. So it’s just beyond encouraging that someone somewhere thinks that positively of me. Perhaps someday we will be friends in real life, especially since I’m super impressed by anyone who can articulately express themselves…
Yes, I do. As with the majority of 21-year-old college students, I pay monthly rent as well as 1/3 of utilities, tuition, my car and health insurance, and all my groceries. It’s a decent living situation, but the location leaves something to be desired. I’m looking to move to a city area more conducive to the business I do.
Depends on what you like. Due to the current Game of Thrones hype, I’m currently re-reading George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (I read the first two of the series in my younger years). I love epic fantasy series, in general. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and Stephen R. Donaldson’s The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant are two other great ones if you love masterful storytelling and grand concepts. Last week I read Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, also old favorites and amazing if you enjoy quasi-positive existential fiction. Before that I was reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, because yeah. I like to think.
I was wondering if there were every any official lyrics released for "Elf Tower, New Mexico"? If not, has anyone made a solid interpretation of the song?
No official lyrics were ever released, but the way he sings it live is pretty clear. It’s not REALLY part of the Amory Wars so I’m not sure if an interpretation would be appropriate. No solid background is available on the song because it would most likely implicate a person or people who should be left alone. From what I gather it’s based off some personal experiences and/or that trip to France where the characters Coheed and Cambria emerged. But not in the sense that it’s ABOUT Coheed and Cambria the characters, it’s about the people/relationship the characters were originally based on; i.e. it’s none of our business.
Just read in an earlier ask that you like Protest The Hero. I think my perfect show would be opened with PTH along with maybe Glassjaw, and Coheed would be the headliner :) What would you say is your dream show (with a 2 opener 1 headliner stipulation)?
I have a whole lot of dream shows. Yours sounds awesome, I love Glassjaw and I know a lot of Coheed fans like PTH. My first dream show would be Coheed, Circa Survive, and Three. Another is Coheed, At the Drive-In, and Touche Amore. Yet another is Coheed, Moving Mountains, and The Dear Hunter… I could go on.
Thank God you’re still angry at me And I’ve got a better chance At seeing you dead and buried Thank her for this one last big mistake It’s your turn, come shoot for it If you win, well You can lead the way. Mid-day subway, into New Jersey Did you think maybe I was doing quite well Without you in the frame
Sorry but I don’t care how much Claudio hates this song. It’s been one of my favorites since the day I heard it and probably will be forever.