there’s this guy and he looks like he hasn’t bathed in ten years and it’s cute fabulouscutie

sugar-galaxies:

blockedhead:

paramore-5ever:

blockedhead:

two japanese men walk into a bar. the first japanese man says “i am japanese!” the second japanese man says “i am also japanese!” the bartender then says “well, hey. i’m japanese too”.

the bar was in japan.

must be why everyone is speaking in english

this is a dubbed text post

the manga was better

fabulouscutie:

Went for a walk with wonderwomansbootycall

fabulouscutie:

Me and Emily went to walmart with $28 and spent $27.78

oneweekoneband:

An Analysis of “Katherine Wheel”

Let me explain why this is one of my favorite HIM songs. What makes this song great is not bravado or ingenuity. Quite simply, it’s the unity of this song that’s appealing.

First, you have to understand the song’s title. There are no records of a Katherine wheel, but there are Catherine wheels. One definition of a Catherine wheel is a type of firework. The firework is a series of smaller fireworks that spin to create a dazzling display of chemical reactions.

Throughout the song, Ville Valo repeats the phrase, “I’m burning for you.” “Burning” has multiple meanings – the process of combustion in a firework – or as in the idiomatic expression for having passionate feelings toward another. HIM’s song takes the latter of the two burnings, but the former has its place within the context as well.

The other definition of Catherine Wheel is a synonym for the breaking wheel, a medieval torture device. A condemned individual “was tied to a large wooden wheel, which rotated slowly. The executioner struck down on his limbs with an iron bar or hammer, breaking the bones.

The name Catherine became attached to this tool for punishment because of Catherine of Alexandria, a Catholic saint. A trial was held to convince her to abandon her Christian beliefs to instead follow paganism. She refused. Her punishment was to be killed on the breaking wheel. Upon touching the instrument, Catherine destroyed it by way of miracle; she was then beheaded8. The wheel was then named after her.

Surprisingly, there is a Finnish wordteilata – that means, “to execute by the wheel.” It “refers to forceful and violent critique or rejection of performance, ideas or innovations.” Since Valo and the other members of HIM are Finnish, they are familiar with this phrase.

Continuing with Christian allusions, “Lo and behold” is found in the Bible. Genesis 15:3, reads, “And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.” Valo, in several interviews, has mentioned the Bible as source of inspiration. The phrase in its current usage (an exclamatory meaning “Look what we have here”) does not appear until the 18th century though.

The firework and song both get their names from this hagiography. It’s easy to understand why the firework is named so; it spins just like the instrument does. But why is the song named after this Catholic martyr? Valo states that the song is “serenading [a] lady as torture method.” The title after all sounds like a lady’s name. Love therefore, in Valo’s perception, is painful, cruel, and full of anguish. There is universality to that sentiment; loving or liking someone so much that emotions prohibit clear consciousness. This song promotes the idea that the object of one’s affection is off-limits or distant. Valo plays up this idea of both love as a torture device and the torture device itself through the lyrics:

Come on and break me a limb at a time
Wrap me around your spokes so tight
There’s no letting go
Spin me around to blur the line between you and I
What are you waiting for?

Katherine Wheel is both the torture device and the torturer in this instance.

In the chorus, he sings, “Please don’t stop until my heart no longer screams.” Valo imagines himself in the submissive role Katherine has him in.

Later, Valo has come to terms with the “things you make me do”:

I twist and turn
And your arms swirl
The dizzier I get the clearer I see
With you I’m at peace with the war within

An extension of this lady-as-torture-device is the drum pattern in the verses. Listen closely – the snare is hit in successive pattern. Is this the sound of Katherine actively torturing Valo? The Catherine wheel does feature the executioner wielding a club, trying to bludgeon the victim’s limbs.

It appears that Valo’s lady has successfully tortured his heart and his body while he’s “burning,” another form of physical pain, for her.

But who would do such a thing? There is evidence that suggests American tattoo artist and reality TV star Kat Von D (born Katherine von Drachenberg) is the source of inspiration. Again, I hate mentioning the personal lives of these guys, but I feel obligated to do so in this piece. Though she doesn’t admit she is writing about Valo, there is a chapter in Von D’s book Go Big or Go Home that includes details that eerily mimic Valo’s life around the time of the book’s publish. She writes, “ I alone bring him to a place of stillness and peace within when we are together,” a line reminiscent of Valo’s “With you I’m at peace with the war within.” A Katherine bring peace to a lovelorn Valo? Hmmmm… They have been friends for more than ten years, but there is no proof the two were together romantically. Again, this is speculation due to coincidences. The song still remains one of my favorites regardless who inspired the lyrics.

Beetlejuice (1988)

chomei:

chomei:

heterosexuals are so boring. like what do they do

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