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TWICE's Between 1&2 💞 11th Mini Album Review

2023.06.05 04:33 smolcrackheadenergy TWICE's Between 1&2 💞 11th Mini Album Review

Hello, kpopthoughts! Originally this was posted in twice but one of my friends said I should crosspost it here — so here this album review is.

Intro

To preface the review, I just need to say that this is going to be a very long read. Going through it myself for the fun of it takes around 30 minutes — it's almost 7k words, including lyrical references. So for the best experience, listen to the album beforehand to understand what the hell I was thinking when I wrote this, play the album while reading, and set a good amount of time aside.
And yes, this is 9 months late 😭 I'm not sorry — when I find an album review online it's always around a paragraph per song or even shorter. It makes sense from a journalistic perspective, but I want to do this album justice, hence taking 7 months to write out all my thoughts.
This shit is comprehensive and definitely overanalyzed, especially in Talk that Talk and Trouble. Each song review will compose of my commentary, noting the details I noticed through months of listening, then a conclusion. Also, mild swearing warning, I like implementing a touch of "French" when I'm very emotional about something. Anyway, onto the review!



Between 1&2 💞

Album Review



TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT
TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED



Talk that Talk 🎙

Producers by collapsedone and MRCH

One of the most perfect TWICE songs.
I think this is one of TWICE’s best-sounding title tracks. Warm modulated synths, a thrumming bass line, distant bells, shimmering synths — the purpose of this song is to be fun and my god is it excellent at it, like, Sana and Chaeyoung are saying knock-knock-knock and beep-beep-beep as if they’re some kind of car. So much fun.
Further along in the verse, Dahyun’s voice sounds so full and smooth with that layered harmony. Tzuyu coming with the Yes or Yes, Push & Pull, and 1 to 10 references — these are 5 years of song references. And Jeongyeon closes the pre-chorus accompanied by a rising synth to drop into chorus one. Jeongyeon slays pre-choruses.
The drums accelerate, the synths start blasting, and Jihyo opens to that party of a chorus with her godly vocals,

Tell me what you want
Tell me what you need
A to Z da malhaebwa
But shijageun ireoke have
Talk that Talk ttak han madi
Talk that Talk L-O-V-E
deullyeojweo ooh
Now now now now now yeah~

During Sana's Talk that Talk~ lines there’s this gentle ascending synth bell that rings with the descending melody and it sounds absolutely gorgeous. And the choreography during that part of the chorus is so so so so fun: the talking hands bit, spelling L-O-V-E, concluding with the deullyeojweo ooh! Oh my Jihyo the deullyeojweo ooh
Have I mentioned this song is fun?
Speeding through verse 2; Chaeyoung’s part with the cat ears popping in the music video is adorable; Momo her stretching her arms out looks so damn cool; and Dahyun with her replay part sounds so lovely — although I think it sonically sounds a touch random, it makes sense thematically.
And now for this pre-chorus. Mina and Jihyo leading into it sound great BUT JEONGYEON… Now, she is my ult bias, and this pre-chorus sounds almost identical to the first one, but the way she holds that final note, inflecting and holding that now~ for one more beat before the chorus drops sounds so perfect — the song teeters on a cliff edge. Jeongyeon slays pre-choruses.
Dropping into the second chorus and man the way Nayeon delivers it just hits different. She has this indescribable “pop” voice (I promise this wasn't on purpose) that shouts out loud that this is THE chorus. This is especially apparent in how both lead their choruses where Jihyo starts at 120% power while Nayeon waits until [Tell me] WHAT YOU WANT to full-send it. The production also helps with this effect, cutting out during what you to emphasize Nayeon's voice before crashing back down, double the pause at Jihyo's intro.
Another deullyeojweo ooh! Nayeon travels to Narnia, and Mina the engineer strikes again in this heavenly, underwater-esque bridge,

The simple words “I love you”
That’s all I wanna hear
Without hesitation, I’ll go up to you
I’ll make it simple
And just tell you I love you

The word “love” is said for the first time in the song. There’s a funky keyboard instrument behind Chaeyoung’s part. Jihyo, Chaeyoung, and Nayeon take the initiative in their lyrics, professing their love before closing the bridge.
And now for the pièce-de-résistance: this final double chorus is exceptional — 40 seconds of crack-laced euphoria; Jihyo switches up the chorus and the choreo, Dahyun chimes in with her fluttery Talk that Talk, Momo comes out of nowhere with oh yeah it sounds so good! — you’re damn right it does, and this is where the song SOARS.

han beon deo~ haejweo
geurae banggeum geu mal~

Nayeon outright shouts Tell me what you need and then Jeongyeon sings the above lines in such an ethereal, warm way where the first line ascends while the second descends, causing a lull in the song before the finale with Tzuyu and Nayeon, finishing off the song with the final deullyeojweo ooh!
What a party. What a song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

Lyrics and theme-wise, if this were to have been TWICE’s last comeback, they’ve once again built upon the theme they've been doing since debut: a Bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story.
This song’s chorus is honest yet simple; it asks the listener, in this case, the other half of the relationship, to be more upfront and open with their love (never be scared of love), that before the relationship can continue and flourish, there has to be a foundation and commitment of love between each other.
TWICE debuted with a song about making your crush go ooh ahh. Years later, they started pondering What is Love? and imagining their crush responding with Yes when asking them out — and now concluding with the phrase Talk that Talk, [Talk that] L-O-V-E, being upfront with the relationship, wishing their partner to also be happy, to commit to them, to feel the love that they want to impart on them. From gawking like ooh-ahh to talking out your shared love like adults — to having a true relationship between (one and) two.
And can I just say before finishing off Talk that Talk's review that this is such a fun and repeatable song with many little intricacies hidden in the nonet’s vocals and the song's production. This is the third draft I’m writing about Talk that Talk and its original word count pretty much quadrupled.
Harkening back to TWICE’s roots by combining mature thinking with youthful character, an incredible ending to look forward to, and just simply being a club-banger that’s easy to listen to, TTT is an easy 10/10.



WATCH ME GO WATCH ME GO
RULE THE WORLD



Queen of Hearts 👑

Produced by LDN Noise

If there was one B-side to promote in a live clip, this was a solid choice.
Helmed by LDN Noise going headlong into the Western boy-group rock-band aesthetic, Queen of Hearts is a boom-boom-clap song through and through. The drums are very prominent throughout the song, only giving room to riffs of electric guitar in the chorus to drive and continue the momentum of the music.
And speaking of the chorus, vocal line each got a chorus to flex and they did not fuck around,

You ain’t ready for it
Watch me go~ watch me go~
Rule the world
Know you never doubted baby
I’mma go run the whole universe~

Cymbals crashing, drums booming, and 3MIX belting all just so sound so good.

Baby I was born to rule~~
Yeah I’m the Queen, I’m the Queen
And it’s all because of you~~
That I’m the Queen of Hearts

These long, held-out notes performed by Jihyo and Nayeon are simply exquisite. Along with the shredding guitar, the drum set coming in full, and the interludes by Dahyun, Momo, and Chaeyoung, this is the part of the song that always, always, gives me goosebumps — it sounds so visceral, so energetic, so fun, so triumphant. Boom-boom-clap songs can be hit or miss with people, but there's no denying the payoff from the first part of the chorus to the second part is worth the wait.
The theme of the song so far has been kind of spread around the song. The chorus alludes to it with the line And it’s all because of you. But Mina shows more sides of it in the second verse, especially with the phrase,

And now that I’m surrounded by all my girls
We be shining bright like diamonds and pearls

It sounds really lovely — in a very cheesy and affectionate kind of way, as it rightfully should — the song is about the girls and their fans. But the bridge is where the song indeed shows its colours

Screaming out my name
See it in the stage lights
Feel so lucky just to have ya
Cause I know deep down I was meant for something bigger! Greater!
I know you’re seeing what I see
Yeah I’ll be everything you need
I know I’m gonna walk the walk
And talk the talk to be~ [the Queen of Hearts]

This is a song CONCEIVED TO BE PERFORMED FOR THE FANS. It’s meant to be loud. It’s meant to be unapologetic. It’s meant to be sappy. And it’s all the more wonderful for it.
This is the TWICEiest shit ever.
Like Talk that Talk, Queen of Hearts also has a killer closer. The production already started to grow from the bridge, but now the guitarist finally went Super Saiyan and instead of supporting the drums, they both take the centre stage in tandem.
Then finally, the closing moments of the song even manage to squeeze in some more sappiness.

So thank you for the memories
You’re all the ones who made me~
So thank you for the memories
That I’m the Queen of Hearts

I still can’t believe that this banger is a FAN SONG out of all things. Truly, the TWICEiest shit ever.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

I love these types of rock songs with how grunge and head-bang-able they are, there is just a certain nostalgic and cheesy quality to them that feels so cozy. I don’t love putting them on repeat, because in this case, I do believe there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Perhaps more shredding, maybe a guitar solo to rock out to, or an accompaniment(!) of ad-libs from 3MIX to support Jihyo’s final chorus? A ONCE can dream of a truly bombastic rock song from TWICE. But then again that distracts from the core of what this song is: a fan song disguised as a rock song.
Queen of Hearts has so much sweetness in its lyrics and message that it's overflowing. The drums, guitar, and vocals can be as loud and intricate as they can, but the theme of this song is what makes it special from TWICE’s other rock songs — it’s a 9/10 for me.



I WANNA WANNA WANNA
TAKE YOU TO THE BASICS



Basics 🌈

Lyrics by Chaeyoung

Quite possibly the jammiest (pun intended) song of the album.
A song written by the Strawberry Princess herself — an event similar in frequency to other artists' releases with her last song being 2020’s silky Handle ItBasics first starts with an understated and dreamy delivery. After the first stanza, however, a bouncy Miami bass line emerges, revealing the true nature of the song: this is a classic summer bop! Especially in the first rap,

dareun aedeulgwaneun dalla
Ain’t beggin’ for love
nappeun geon anijana ige naraseo
eodiro twilji molla
Like rainbow bubble gum
geureoni nal kkwak butjabadweo

Syllables are pronounced in a relaxed nature, bars often starting with an "ah" sound, flirty lines in English — this rap features a production full of pop with R&B flourishes and, in my opinion, this is Chaeyoung’s bag. Also, the line rainbow bubblegum is so adorable and so Chaeyoung.

I wanna wanna wanna take it to the Basics
da weonhae weonhae weonhae? seodureuji ma Baby
ppeonhae ppeonhae malhae mweohae da al tende
Ah yeah ah yeah ah yeah ah yeah

That chorus is pure pop with a Miami bass backing; you better be bopping your head to the melody, if not booty poppin' to the bassline. Chaeyoung loves rhyming in the first half of the chorus to enhance its catchiness and it's damn incredible: wanna, weonhae, and ppeonhae all create these imperfect rhymes that continue momentum without feeling repetitive.
After the very Boy With Luv-sounding ah yeah ah yeah, ah yeah ah yeah comes an 8-bar split half and half between Chaeyoung and Momo. Coming from the chorus, the production completely cuts out for the first 2 bars. This adds tension; the song yearns to have that bass beat thumping again and all we have in the audio space in those 2 bars is Chaeyoung spittin' and she delivered.

taneun deut tteugeoun samak wie
yeppeuge pieonan jangmi gata
joshimseure naege dagaol ttae
nado moreuge jjilleobeoril tende

Translating to:

Above the hot, burning desert
It’s like a rose that bloomed beautifully
When you come to me slowly
I will prick you unconsciously

The rap feels slick, effortless, and confident. Her diction remains sharp when enunciating each syllable but she doesn’t let the flow of her rap waver or build as her 4 bars go by, it’s just smooth consistency throughout. Even the lyrics possess an aura of laid-back collectedness that is just so her. The things Chaeyoung can do when given her pen.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

This song is summer bliss distilled into 2:56. It’s dreamy, the raps are satisfying, and the ending is charming. I will say that although the second half of the song adds the stunning spaceship post-choruses and a floaty bridge with an incredible drumbeat drop into the final chorus, the raps of the song make it feel a bit front-loaded. And in an album stacked with awesome finishers, it feels more apparent.
With that said, it’s an 8/10 bop for me. This song is so easy to put on and it feels exactly what Chaeyoung would make if given the reins to produce a pop song all on her own. The lyrics are nonchalant but full of conviction, the wordplay is intricate, and the production playful but not too bombastic — it's just a nice vibe. Songs like Basics are the standard for good, simple, repeatable pop music and I’m happy that Chaeyoung got to test her pen in this genre.



BABY WE’RE IN
TROUBLE TROUBLE



Trouble 💃

Lyrics, vocal direction, and background vocals by Jihyo
Produced by Jihyo and earattack

One of the most enjoyable songs I’ve heard in a while.
There is an underlying tension within the first 4 bars of the song, Jihyo and Nayeon confidently open it to a nondescript array of synths and then the stanza ends, Momo announces Let’s go, the beat drops and it hits you: this is a club song.
Dahyun's relaxed delivery contrasting with Jeongyeon's staccato flow, the wobbly synth beat mixed with a sprinkle of house piano, Sana dramatically slowing down the song only for Tzuyu to build it back up until the chorus drops,


This chorus is perfect. Toronto’s residential market needs this song injected into its veins because god damn this song has SO much house in it. And then, ANOTHER KILLING PART: this rap fucking slaps.

gamchweo bwatja geugeon Fake
ppajin hamjeongeun Sweet cake

During the first 2 bars, Chaeyoung is keeping it calm because that trip of a chorus just ended and the song needs a breather, but I don't think anyone expected her to SNAP this hard afterwards:

You cannot resist this
Cannot miss this, such a bliss
Ima put it down down
Oh yeah, better kiss kiss

Below is the structure of her this portion of the rap, I’m not that well versed in this technical aspect of music theory but I digress, this is all in the span of around 5 seconds where it’s:

Triplet-triplet
Quadruplet-triplet
Quadruplet-doublet
Doublet-quadruplet

Now, 25/5 = 5 syllables per second isn’t groundbreaking, but goddamn it these 2 bars sound so nice — if there is one part in this album that I always repeat, it’s this. The addition of that first quadruplet for cannot miss this in the midst of the triplets sticks out and accelerates the flow of the rap while the following doublets and quadruplets destabilize and slow the rap down as the verse closes. And can I just point out:
THE MAIN VOCALIST WROTE, DIRECTED, AND COMPOSED THIS SONG ‼
Chaeyoung of course delivered the fuck out of her verse but THIS is what you get when you have a member not only write the words they’re saying but also the melody and flow with which they sing it, when that member knows the others so well that when they write a song they know how to make the group exceed. This is what you get when the artists you stan love doing artist shit.
And. AND. That's not all — with how much I mentioned I love a good outro to close a song, this outro slaps as well:

Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this Trouble be-be
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this Trouble bay-be
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this Trouble bay-beh
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this Trou-ble

Like, come on, Nayeon’s imitating a police siren for crying out loud. And this is all after her ad-libs in the final post-chorus; after the pianist going full tilt and playing that piano as if it was their last chance to ever play; after that final T W I C E chant by all the members come these blissful 20 seconds at the very end. What a song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

Need I say more, easy 9/10. The only reason I place Talk that Talk above Trouble is because of what that song represents but besides that, this is one of the best “international” sounds they’ve put out. Actually, I haven’t listened to Eyes wide open in a while but this song is up there with one of the most sonically pleasing pieces of work they’ve done.
Clubbing TWICE has always been a thing since TT was birthed in 2016, and has been a staple of their discography since 2019’s Fancy You and Feel Special mini albums, but Trouble unapologetically dives into and fits the house genre so well you’d think that this is TWICE’s bread and butter sound.
Trouble is Jihyo’s magnum opus. What a song.



BRAVE BRAVE BRAVE
FOR YOU



Brave 💖

Produced by Slow Rabbit

I first thought this was just a good song, then I read the lyrics.
Gentle guitar plucks, shimmering synths, a distant keyboard in the right ear, in the left a glockenspiel, the melodic oohs from the members — this song is PRETTY.

The night that was unusually dark
Above this terrifying world, felt so lonely
The world has grown in the time of wandering
So hard to breathe

Mina and Chaeyoung open the song with how they feel lonely, that it's hard to breathe and now suddenly the song feels bittersweet — I was not expecting the song to become this emotional. Brave describes a situation where the singer is in a darker place in life and it isn't until another person gives them hope by calling them Brave that they find the drive to keep going.
Once the chorus hits, the melodies pick up, more guitars get added — there’s even an electric guitar hidden in the mix somewhere, and the song drops the emotional front to reveal a mid-tempo pop song to dance to while crying in the club. The song as a whole still carries this melancholy feeling, but now with the added support of the chorus, acting as a light amongst the gloom.
Continuing on in the second verse there's this gorgeous, well-placed break in the song that just lets it settle after that chorus. Only a seasoned producer would risk this much empty space in a song and Slow Rabbit went to fill those shoes.
Back to the chorus, I'll take this moment to once again commend Slow Rabbit with the mixing of the song, because 4MIX undoubtedly sounds good in the chorus, and the interludes from Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Mina also sound really good, but the clear highlight of the choruses are these lines:

Oh na na na neon nal naige hae
On and on and on
Brave Brave Brave for ya
Oh na na na neon nal sum shwige hae
On and on and on oh trust me babe

Momo, Sana, and Tzuyu form this beautiful, surprisingly catchy, second half of the chorus accompanied by a guitar drop. It should not turn out this well with how conflicting the "na"s are with the guitar melody but it creates this gentle bopping ebb and flow that feels so lush and mellow.
Diving into the bridge reveals that the listener of the song is revealed not only capable of supporting the singer through direct words but also through their thoughts and dreams. As can be discerned, this can be a song interpreted to be about ONCEs, about how they push TWICE to be their best selves despite the breathless hardships they face. It's a very sweet and touching song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

I’m actually spoiled with the TWICE members’ easy-to-understand songwriting that when a song like this pops up where it's not written by a member and the thematic bits are mostly in Korean, I tend to put it aside in favour of the other songs on the album. And, especially for a song focusing on a theme like this where the English phrases don’t do the Korean lyrics enough justice, it does place a bit of a barrier on the listening experience, dropping it down to a 7/10 from an 8/10.
With that anecdote out of the way, this song is just such a vibe, man. I know that sounds super hippy to say but Brave is so mellow and smooth that I can’t help but sway a little when that chorus hits. And then I remember what the lyrics say and I tear up a bit on the inside. This song is so pure, raw, and full of heart — we need more songs like these where they just reminisce about life while putting up an upbeat front. Don't mind me just crying while dancing the night away.
With that said, this isn't the first time this theme has been sung by TWICE either, they've long trodden this path of supportive, confiding, up-lifting songs with Young & Wild, Rainbow, Queen, Go Hard, Depend on You, even this album's Queen of Hearts, and, of course, Feel Special. Brave just adds another on top of an already stacked lineup, unique with its mellow somberness.
Also now feels like a good time to get into my rating system:



I SEE THE LIES
ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE



Gone 💨

Lyrics by Dahyun

Who the fuck pissed off Dubu this time??
It’s getting quite rare to see TWICE pull off brand new sounds because, with now 190 original songs under their belt as of this review, they’ve done so many genres and sub-genres varying from hyper pop, to bossa nova, to whatever 2020’s Go Hard is. So it’s surprising to see they’ve still got tricks up their sleeves and Gone is one of them.
The song starts with strings swinging back and forth and vocal chops dancing from ear to ear, teasing what’s yet to come. Jihyo enters the song with a whisper and the song sets its pace. A stagnant drum pad moves the song along and typical song progression would have Mina continue the build, but — it doesn’t. The song simmers, adding a hint of high hat to the pot. And then Sana and Tzuyu come on and surely the buildup must boil over right?
Silence, until…

I see the LIES on the top of your tongue

The strings emerge again on full blast, the simmer rolls to a boil, and the anger of the song is revealed,

All the fate I had towards you
Fades like a fog, Gone, Gone
Your flipping mind of doing this and that
I’m tired of it, it’s meaningless
In the beginning, it was hard to believe
With that, hatred increases

The singer is so scorned and burned from this relationship that they reminisce about all the effort they’ve put in since the beginning, but their “partner” is so unconcerned that they’ve just about had enough of the relationship altogether.
This has been Dahyun’s thing since 2020’s Bring It Back, 2021’s Cruel, 2022’s That’s all I’m saying, and even 2023's Don't Blame It On Me — emotionally charged breakup songs that make you feel as if she’s survived through a dozen bad relationships. Dispatch, do try to do your job better.
Another highlight of the song is the post-chorus going into the bridge. This segment reiterates the structure from the first post-chorus — a barrage of drums supported by the rhythmic strumming of a bass guitar along with a consistent synth filling out the soundscape. But this time, it’s Dahyun and Chaeyoung on the rap:

I can’t stand it anymore
My patience, invisible
I can’t find it, it’s all Gone
Even if I try to turn back, it’s too late
There’s no use anymore
It has left, it’s long Gone
You, with flipping mind, you are out
I know that you know what I’m talking about
Nothing you could say that could turn this around
I’m Gone

Building upon the disrespected theme of the song, Dahyun notes that she’s finally had enough with Chaeyoung adding that there’s no point salvaging what love was once there. Momo and Dahyun round it off by telling the listener that there’s no point trying to reason with them or playing naive, they fucked up and there’s no coming back.
Can I just say, it's a bit of a shame that Chaeyoung’s rapping popped off in this album while Dahyun only has this one verse that she shares with Chaeyoung, but it just sounds so good how Dahyun eases in after the chorus with her light rapping tone transitioning into her singing. She even holds the Gone in a little crescendo for some added pizzazz.
And, there’s no way I’m not going to talk about Momo’s vocals in this bridge. Damned if she only got 1 line to use it in, her lower register is incredible. She sounds so smooth singing in this tone. All of TWICE do in particular and there is nary a weak vocal performance in this album.
To close the song off, a wash of synths gets to have their shine in the spotlight, showered with Nayeon’s belting, signifying the dramatic and drawn-out conclusion of this partnership.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

Going back to that point about the first post-chorus as a whole; songs that have the production continue unchanged into the post-chorus/2nd verse are very hit or miss for me — see TWICE's Don't Call Me Again for an overbearing example. The post-chorus going into the bridge contrasts Dahyun’s light tone nicely with the hard-hitting production, continuing the energy until it slowly fades into silence at the end of the bridge.
Back to the song as a whole, as much as TWICE has been experimenting with their sound for the past 4 years now, I’m happy they’re still finding new ways to explore what they’re capable of. And for that alone, even though I’m not a big fan of songs like these where they rely on sounding “big”, Dahyun’s lyricism and the thrill I receive every time I indulge myself in this song elevates it to an 8/10. Keep on breaking hearts, Dubu.



INVINCIBLE
SUPERHEROES



When We Were Kids 🧸

Lyrics by Dahyun

Press play to reminisce, pull up lyrics to cry.
This song is so beautiful. I’m totally not writing this song review, crying on the bus reminiscing about my childhood, while just having turned 21. I don’t know if these are happy or sad tears but this song is so beautiful either way.
Warm synths, muted piano, a gentle high hat, the younger members starting off the song — this has to be up there for one of the softest TWICE songs ever. And as it should, it’s one of the TWICEiest songs ever. And then Nayeon comes in:

Invincible superheroes, we wanted to be adults
To the higher, clearer world

The chords start swelling, the high hat keeps pace, and the harmonies pour in.

Remember When We Were Kids
When We Were Kids, we didn’t know
If we could go back
I will love it even more
Remember When We Were Kids

Jihyo takes up the second half of the chorus as it drops, trading the strings for an almost R&B synth production — if choir R&B takes off, this song started it. The song relishes in this cacophony of warm sounds until returning to its sparse and peaceful verses.
This time, the hints of piano are louder, little twinkling synths begin to shimmer, the drum buildup comes and Jeongyeon drives the song straight into the chorus. No time for the strings to build like in Nayeon’s — this song loves its chorus so much.
And I'll just take this time to appreciate the amount and range of Jeongyeon vocals in this album. Her voice is so textured, stable, and projected — but also more tender and soft compared to the more pronounced tones of Nayeon and Jihyo.
The bridge comes in, repeating the phrase:

I wish that I could meet
Could meet the younger me

Giving the song time to rest, before building back up to the last chorus — this time led by Jihyo, completing the 3MIX trifecta. And interestingly enough, Chaeyoung follows up in the second half of the chorus, rather than another member of the vocal line. She really did pop off in this album.
As the last chorus begins to close, the percussion at its strongest, the harmonies on blast, the background vocals cranked up to their Sunday best, is the song going to end? Of course not! This is an album full of banger endings as if the songs don’t want to end, and When We Were Kids being the album closer very much indulges in that feeling.
After a brief refrain, accented by Nayeon’s high note with a touch of vibrato, the song almost dives back into a fourth chorus. Nayeon and Jeongyeon harmonize — a rare and heavenly moment. And the song repeats the bridge, reiterating that they want to meet their younger selves, this time with the lush chorus production before closing with silence, a few piano notes, and Tzuyu singing the last line of the song:

Oh, we were kids

Reflection, acceptance, hope. What a song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

I wrote the first part of this review in November 2022. Then university, life, and other things got in the way of my headspace for me to feel confident about wrapping all of this up. In a way, I felt like I just didn’t want this review to end because of the joy that writing gives me — I didn’t want the happiness to end. And then it hit me, after watching a YouTuber rank animated movies and them placing Spirited Away at the top and explaining 'why' reminded me of just how important growing up is, and by extension this song.
This theme is important for both the rookie TWICE members in 2015 and the teenagers who would follow their journey and grow up with them, facing life’s obstacles along the way. Hardships that used to only involve family, crushes, and social media, evolve into work, commitments and all the struggles that adult life brings. Being a kid and enjoying the simple things in life is one of the most sought-after moments we want to relive because we took growing up for granted. The only thing we can do now is look back on ourselves with fondness and rose-tinted lenses.
TWICE’s original meaning was to resonate with people through their senses and their hearts. That was during their debut, and I think it still holds up today. In my opinion, touching people through their emotions is what TWICE does best and makes them one of K-pop’s all-time greats. It was never about having the best numbers — it was about being the best idols. And to think that this journey of maturation and growth would occur from 2015 all the way to this song, being a fitting nod to TWICE’s 7th anniversary, I don’t think anyone at the company nor the group would ever imagine that they would get this far. It’s these nine women or none — 9/10.
This song honestly deserves a 10/10 with how much I noticed other people reminiscing their childhoods after I heard this song, it is such a widely-relatable message, but I am determined to limit myself to one 10/10 song per album and if I were to pick between TTT and WWWK, I'd give it to the one's that's more repeatable — Talk that Talk just has this electric energy about it.



Epilogue

And finally here is the end. If you made it in one sitting then I commend you, because I could not write this mess in one sitting. As alluded to, I started writing this album review sometime in October, after a series of edits the first draft was finished in March, and now here's the final draft in June.
I love this album. It got me through some important parts of my life, both good and bad, and it's just a wonderful listen throughout. Reliving this album again before finally completing the review has been an exciting journey. Brave hit me harder this time, after being overshadowed by the other gems of this album, and WWWK finally got me to tear up and not just be emotionally satisfied.
I feel like there's something for everyone on this album. From the exhilarating thrills of TTT to the anthemic euphoria of QoH, the clubbing dichotomy of Trouble and Brave to the blissful glee of Basics, and the sweet reminiscence of WWWK to the thundering anger that is Gone. Like Eyes wide open, I liken Between 1&2 to a pop music taste platter — there's such an eclectic mix of pop music in this album that there's bound to be a song that someone will love, like, and dislike.
Is this album perfect? I don't think so, but it's close — it was certainly my 2022 AOTY. Was this review biased? Absolutely. I've been a fan since 2019 and with the themes in this album, I also feel like it was biased towards me as a ONCE. And how would I rank the album in TWICE's catalogue? It's honestly at the top, at least with EPs — I also felt that way towards Feel Special but then this album was birthed so I'm excited for TWICE's future.
Ready To Be was also a stunning album and Eyes wide open frankly also deserved the spotlight that Formula of Love received so I might hit those next but no promises; this album took long enough to bake.
As for the performances, I've only seen Twitter clips (no fancams to not spoil myself) and I am SO EXCITED to finally see them in July. QoH was as glorious as expected, Brave was a delightful surprise, and WWWK, while not being the concert closer everyone expected it to be, paired up nicely with Crazy Stupid Love. And of course the bombastic addition of the dance break to TTT. But, this is not a concert review, and here is where this album review ends.
Feel free to comment with any thoughts regarding the album, other TWICE albums, and any suggestions for my writing in general. Congrats again on making it this far!
God, I love this album.
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2023.06.04 19:09 NakedYogaWorld The lack of nudist destinations in Arizona - any ideas?

Arizona is one of the hottest states in the USA. So, it should lend itself to being a social naturism hotspot. However, there's only two landed clubs, Shangri-La and Mira Vista, in New River and Tucson.
Don't you all think there should be more? Compare Arizona to Florida, where there is a heavy concentration of naturist clubs, all of which are popular enough to stay in business. If there were to be a third naturist club in Arizona, what city/area should it be in? We're a community of over 330 people and counting...maybe if we put our minds together, we could actually make a positive contribution to naturism in Arizona.
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2023.06.04 18:16 Jazzlike-Artist-1182 Historia de una ruptura no superada

Hola a todos, vengo a contarles una historia que tuve con una chica, de la cual hace ya tres años y aún no he pasado página. Me gustaría que me diesen su opinión.
Conocí a esta chica en la cuarentena de 2020, mientras éramos estudiantes, a través de internet. Como saben, la cuarentena fue un periodo muy estresante para muchas personas, yo me la pasé encerrado con mi familia, la cual en mi opinión siempre ha sido disfuncional, y me estresaban mucho. En abril de la cuarentena de hecho comencé a tomar un antidepresivo por mi situación mental y emocional, y al poco de comenzar a tomarlo, comencé a hablar con esta chica.
Al principio sólo hablábamos por WhatsApp, de cosas de clase, y nos ayudábamos y apoyabamos mutuamente con los estudios y realmente no iba a más. Luego en junio acabaron las clases y las conversaciones ya empezaron a tomar otro tono, más íntimo y personal, por su propia iniciativa ya que yo era muy desconfiado, coqueteaba conmigo y jugaba también un poco, pero no voy a mentir, era divertido, o tal vez era tonto y dejaba que jugase conmigo, ya no me acuerdo exactamente la verdad. Yo le propuse quedar en persona entonces, cuando se pudo, y quedamos físicamente unas cuantas veces durante el verano, aunque hablábamos todos los días y mucho. Nos volvimos amigos con derecho a roce aunque no intimamos muchas veces.
El caso es que siempre he sido una persona con problemas de confianza, sufí bullying, la gente básicamente me daba miedo, y era muy desconfiado, pero logré levantar la cabeza, no sin secuelas de esa etapa de mi vida. Y en un momento muy bajo, de crisis, como lo fue durante la pandemia y con el estrés de estar encerrado en mi casa con mi familia disfuncional apareció ella.
Ella era muy intensa y atenta conmigo, insistía mucho para que confiara en ella y me abriera a ella. Ella acababa de salir de una relación (que parecía tóxica por lo que me contó) de dos años que terminó en febrero, y a los dos meses de eso comenzamos a hablar. Yo no la conocía a ella de nada más que de vista una o dos veces. Realmente pensé que me había tocado el gordo, que era mi oportunidad de levantar la cabeza junto a una persona que me entendía y valoraba.
Cuando entramos en el terreno íntimo yo sí era desconfiado con ella, no se lo oculté todo lo contrario, fui sincero y abierto con mis problemas sociales y ella lo sabía, es más, prometió ayudarme. Sin embargo pese a ser atenta conmigo y cariñosa e intensa también tenía "banderas rojas", hablando de sí misma me decía que no tenía corazón, que era impasible, que era cruel, y decía que yo era débil y ella devil (el demonio), que yo ignoraba porque veía lo positivo en ella y la oportunidad que había en ella para mí, además me creía que cuando quisiera podría dejarla si se pasaba de la raya. Y pese a todo cuando hablábamos y estábamos juntos me hacía sentir en una nube. Me enganchó emocionalmente. Y me generó muchas expectativas con sus palabras y conductas afectuosas. Todo esto al mismo tiempo que me decía que no estaba preparada para una relación, pero me hacía sentir tan bien. Era tan contradictorio y confuso. Al final me creí sus promesas y cómo pintaba nuestra relación en el futuro.
Esto duró el verano de 2020, porque a finales de agosto septiembre de repete ella se enfrió, se distanció de la noche a la mañana, no hablábamos tanto, ni la mitad que antes y desapareció esa intensidad suya y afecto volviéndose mucho más seca y cortante, puede que estuviese en un mal momento pero no era muy transparente y yo no entendía por qué, no sabía qué le pasaba.
A finales de agosto principios de septiembre al mismo tiempo que sucedió esto con ella dejé de tomar de golpe (nunca lo hagan de golpe por favor, fue un grave error) el antidepresivo que tomé desde abril y mi estado de ánimo cambió radicalmente, me volví mucho más irritable, impaciente, inestable, y fui abusivo con ella verbalmente, perdí el control de mis emociones, era un momento muy estresante para mí, estaba mal y lo pagaba con ella sin ser su culpa. Luego aprendí que cuando la gente deja medicamentos psiquiatricos de ese modo efectos como los que yo tuve no son raros. También ella me dijo antes de eso que dejara el antidepresivo que no lo necesitaba. Sé que estaba mal dejarlo de golpe pero contaba con su apoyo como lo tuve antes y además me daba efectos secundarios sexuales que eran muy molestos y deprimentes.
A partir de entonces, de septiembre-octubre todo se fue a la mierda y no parábamos de discutir y faltarnos el respeto, ella era cada vez más abiertamente abusiva y cada vez se distanciaba más de mí, ya no nos veíamos en persona pero yo la necesitaba para sentirme bien conmigo mismo, estaba enganchado y necesitaba su intensidad, era como una droga para mí que ahogaba mis penas (love bombing?), y así fue todo, de mal en peor, hasta que en enero de 2021 me dijo que si no la dejaba en paz me iba a denunciar por acoso porque me estaba obsesionado con ella, después de decirme que ya me avisó de que ella era impasible.
Realmente sí estaba obsesionado o enganchado pero nunca hice ninguna estupidez, hice todo lo que pude para no ser molesto, y ella nunca me bloqueó de ninguna red social, siempre me respondía cuando hacía contacto con ella, lo cuál era confuso, muy confuso para mí. Aunque si es cierto que de la última vez que hablamos o la penúltima me dijo que la dejara en paz pero yo estaba tan desesperado, no sé qué quería ya realmente, puede que no quisiera volver realmente con ella porque entendía que estaba obsesionado de verdad pero necesitaba al menos acabar bien las cosas, para no alimentar más mis traumas sociales. Y lo que obtuve fue precisamente un trauma relacional más. Fue demasiado para mí, no estaba preparado para todo eso.
Antes de esta relación no tuve buenas relaciones con otras chicas pero esta fue la que más daño me hizo.
En fin, ya han pasado dos años y medio y todavía no he pasado página. Sigo como enganchado emocionalmente a la intensidad del afecto que me dió. Tengo sentimientos encontrados, nunca más volví a hacer contacto con ella, me contuve desde entonces de volver a hacerlo todo cuanto pude y nunca más volví a molestarla de hecho el mismo enero en que me amenazó hasta le pedí perdón.
Pero aún así no lo he superado aún. Es como un loop en mi mente, le doy vueltas y vueltas sin parar, todavía la quiero, o tal vez no, y es como una idealización que tengo de ella ya en mi mente... No sé, es como una herida mal cicatrizada y no se cierra.
Sé que hay más chicas en el mundo pero mi corazón sigue estando ahí, con ella, roto, secuestrado, al mismo tiempo que me siento responsable y culpable por todo lo que pasó y avergonzado hasta la médula de mi conducta, como si todo hubiera sido culpa mía, es ridículo, y confuso, después de todo el daño que me hizo.
Todo esto me ha afectado mucho mucho y necesito cerrar esta etapa de mi vida.
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2023.06.03 22:56 smolcrackheadenergy Between 1&2 💞 Album Review


Intro

To preface this review, I just need to say that this is going to be a very, long read. Going through it myself just for the fun of it takes around 30 minutes — it's almost 7k words of text, including lyrical references. So for the best experience, listen to the album beforehand to understand what the hell I was thinking when I wrote this review, play the album while reading, and set a good amount of time aside.
And yes, this is 9 months late 😭 I'm not sorry — when I find an album review online it's always around a paragraph per song or even shorter. It makes sense from a journalistic perspective, but I want to do this album justice, hence taking 7 months to write out all my thoughts.
This shit is comprehensive and definitely overanalyzed, especially in Talk that Talk and Trouble. Each song review will compose of my commentary going over the song, noting the details I noticed through months of listening, then a conclusion. Also, mild swearing warning, I like implementing a touch of "French" when I'm very emotional about something. Anyway, onto the review!



Between 1&2 💞

Album Review



TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT
TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED



Talk that Talk 🎙

Lead producer: collapsedone

One of the most perfect TWICE songs.
I think this is one of TWICE’s best-sounding title tracks. Warm modulated synths, a thrumming bass line, distant bells, shimmering synths — the purpose of this song is to be fun and my god is it excellent at it, like… Sana and Chaeyoung are saying knock-knock-knock and beep-beep-beep as if they’re some kind of car. So much fun.
Further along in the verse, Dahyun’s voice sounds so full and smooth with that layered harmony. Tzuyu coming with the Yes or Yes, Push & Pull, and 1 to 10 references — these are 5 years of song references. And Jeongyeon closes the pre-chorus accompanied by a rising synth to drop into chorus one. Jeongyeon slays pre-choruses.
The drums accelerate, the synths start blasting, and Jihyo opens to that party of a chorus with her godly vocals,

Tell me what you want
Tell me what you need
A to Z da malhaebwa
But shijageun ireoke have
Talk that talk ttak han madi
Talk that talk L-O-V-E
deullyeojweo ooh
Now now now now now yeah~

During Sana's Talk that Talk~ lines there’s this gentle ascending synth bell that rings with the descending melody and it sounds absolutely gorgeous. And the choreography during that part of the chorus is so so so so fun: the talking hands bit, spelling L-O-V-E, concluding with the deullyeojweo ooh! Oh my Jihyo the deullyeojweo ooh
Have I mentioned this song is fun?
Speeding through verse 2; Chaeyoung’s part with the cat ears popping in the music video is adorable; Momo her stretching her arms out looks so damn cool; and Dahyun with her replay part sounds so lovely — although I think it sonically sounds a touch random, it makes sense thematically.
And now for this pre-chorus. Mina and Jihyo leading into it sound great BUT JEONGYEON… Now, she is my ult bias, and this pre-chorus sounds almost identical to the first one, but the way she holds that final note, enunciating and holding that now~ for one more beat before the chorus drops sounds so perfect — the song teeters on a cliff edge. Jeongyeon slays pre-choruses.
Dropping into the second chorus and man, Jihyo powered through that first chorus, but the way Nayeon delivers it just hits different. She has this indescribable “pop” voice (I promise this wasn't on purpose) that stands out and shouts this is THE chorus. I think this is especially apparent in how both lead their choruses where Jihyo starts at 120% power while Nayeon waits until [Tell me] WHAT YOU WANT to full-send it. She also highlights “malhaebwa” in a similar way later in the chorus.
Another deullyeojweo ooh! Nayeon travels to Narnia, and Mina the engineer strikes again in this heavenly, underwater-esque bridge,

The simple words “I love you”
That’s all I wanna hear
Without hesitation, I’ll go up to you
I’ll make it simple
And just tell you I love you

The word “love” is said for the first time in the song. There’s a funky keyboard instrument behind Chaeyoung’s part. Jihyo, Chaeyoung, and Nayeon take the initiative in their lyrics, professing their love before closing the bridge.
And now for the pièce-de-résistance: this final double chorus is exceptional — 40 seconds of crack-laced euphoria; Jihyo switches up the chorus and the choreo, Dahyun chimes in with her fluttery “Talk that Talk”, Momo comes out of nowhere with “oh yeah it sounds so good!” — you’re damn right it does, and this is where the song SOARS.

han beon deo~ haejweo
geurae banggeum geu mal~

Nayeon outright shouts “Tell me what you need” and then Jeongyeon sings the above lines in such an ethereal, warm way where the first line ascends while the second line descends, causing a lull in the song before the finale with Nayeon, finishing off the song with the final deullyeojweo ooh! What a party. What a song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

Lyrics and theme-wise, if this were to have been TWICE’s last comeback, they’ve once again built upon the theme they've been doing since debut: a Bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story.
This song’s chorus is honest yet simple; it asks the listener, in this case, the other half of the relationship, to be more upfront and open with their love (never be scared of love), that before the relationship can continue and flourish there has to be a foundation and commitment of love between each other.
TWICE debuted with a song about making your crush go ooh ahh. Years later, they started pondering “What is love?” and imagining their crush responding with “yes” when asking them out — and now concluding with the phrase “Talk that talk, [talk that] L-O-V-E”, being upfront with the relationship, wishing their partner to also be happy, to commit to them, to feel the love that they want to impart on them. From gawking like ooh-ahh to talking out your shared love like adults — to having a true relationship between (one and) two.
And can I just say before finishing off Talk that Talk's review that this is such a fun and repeatable song with many little intricacies hidden in the nonet’s vocals and the production. This is the third draft I’m writing about Talk that Talk and its original word count pretty much quadrupled.
Harkening back to TWICE’s roots by combining mature thinking with youthful character, an incredible ending to look forward to, and just simply being a club-banger that’s easy to listen to, TTT is an easy 10/10.



WATCH ME GO WATCH ME GO
RULE THE WORLD



Queen of Hearts 👑

Lead producer: LDN Noise of SM

If there was one B-side to promote in a live clip, this was a solid choice.
Helmed by LDN Noise going headlong into the Western boy-group rock-band aesthetic, Queen of Hearts is a boom-boom-clap song through and through. The drums are very prominent throughout the song, only giving room to riffs of electric guitar in the chorus to drive and continue the momentum of the music.
And speaking of the chorus, vocal line each got a chorus to flex and they did not fuck around,

You ain’t ready for it
Watch me go~ watch me go~
Rule the world
Know you never doubted baby
I’mma go run the whole universe~

Cymbals crashing, drums booming, and 3MIX belting all just so sound so good.

Baby I was born to rule~~
Yeah I’m the queen, I’m the queen
And it’s all because of you~~
That I’m the Queen of Hearts

These long, held-out notes performed by Jihyo and Nayeon are simply exquisite. Along with the shredding guitar, the drum set coming in full, and the interludes by Dahyun, Momo, and Chaeyoung, this is the part of the song that always, always, gives me goosebumps — it sounds so visceral, so energetic, so fun, so triumphant. Boom-boom-clap songs can be hit or miss with people, but there's no denying the payoff from the first part of the chorus to the second part is worth the wait.
The theme of the song so far has been kind of spread around the song. The chorus alludes to it with the line "And it’s all because of you." But Mina shows more sides of it in the second verse, especially with the phrase,

And now that I’m surrounded by all my girls
We be shining bright like diamonds and pearls

It sounds really lovely — in a very cheesy and affectionate kind of way, as it rightfully should — the song is about the girls and their fans. But the bridge is where the song indeed shows its colours

Screaming out my name
See it in the stage lights
Feel so lucky just to have ya
Cause I know deep down I was meant for something bigger! Greater!
I know you’re seeing what I see
Yeah I’ll be everything you need
I know I’m gonna walk the walk
And talk the talk to be~ [the Queen of Hearts]

This is a song CONCEIVED TO BE PERFORMED FOR THE FANS. It’s meant to be loud. It’s meant to be unapologetic. It’s meant to be sappy. And it’s all the more wonderful for it.
This is the TWICEiest shit ever.
Like Talk that Talk, Queen of Hearts also has a killer closer. The production already started to grow from the bridge, but now the guitarist finally went Super Saiyan and instead of supporting the drums, they both take the centrepiece in tandem.
Then finally, the closing moments of the song even manage to squeeze in some more sappiness.

So thank you for the memories
You’re all the ones who made me~
So thank you for the memories
That I’m the Queen of Hearts

I still can’t believe that this banger is a FAN SONG out of all things. Truly, the TWICEiest shit ever.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Life Highlight

I love these types of rock songs with how grunge and head-bang-able they are, there is just a certain nostalgic and cheesy quality to them that feels so cozy. I don’t love putting them on repeat, because in this case, I do believe there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Perhaps more shredding, maybe a guitar solo to rock out to, or an accompaniment(!) of ad-libs from 3MIX to support Jihyo’s final chorus? A ONCE can dream of a truly bombastic rock song from TWICE. But then again that distracts from the core of what this song is: a fan song disguised as a rock song.
Queen of Hearts has so much sweetness in its lyrics and message that it's overflowing. The drums, guitar, and vocals can be as loud and intricate as they can, but the theme of this song is what makes it special from TWICE’s other rock songs — it’s a 9/10 for me.



I WANNA WANNA WANNA
TAKE YOU TO THE BASICS



Basics 🌈

Sole lyricist credit: Chaeyoung

Quite possibly the jammiest (pun intended) song of the album.
A song written by the Strawberry Princess herself — an event similar in frequency to other artists' releases with her last song being 2020’s silky Handle ItBasics first starts with an understated and dreamy delivery. After the first stanza, however, a bouncy Miami bass line emerges, revealing the true nature of the song: this is a classic summer bop! Especially in the first rap,

dareun aedeulgwaneun dalla
Ain’t beggin’ for love
nappeun geon anijana ige naraseo
eodiro twilji molla
Like rainbow bubble gum
geureoni nal kkwak butjabadweo

Syllables are pronounced in a relaxed nature, bars often starting with an "ah" sound, flirty lines in English — this rap features a production full of pop with R&B flourishes and, in my opinion, this is Chaeyoung’s bag. Also, the line "rainbow bubblegum" is so adorable and so Chaeyoung.

I wanna wanna wanna take it to the basics
da weonhae weonhae weonhae? seodureuji ma Baby
ppeonhae ppeonhae malhae mweohae da al tende
Ah yeah ah yeah ah yeah ah yeah

That chorus is pure pop with a Miami bass backing; you better be bopping your head to the melody, if not booty poppin' to the bassline. Chaeyoung loves rhyming in the first half of the chorus to enhance its catchiness and it's damn incredible: the “wanna”, “weonhae”, and “ppeonhae” all create these imperfect rhymes that continue momentum without feeling repetitive.
After the very Boy With Luv-sounding “ah yeah ah yeah, ah yeah ah yeah” comes an 8-bar split half and half between Chaeyoung and Momo. Coming from the chorus, the production completely cuts out for the first 2 bars. This adds tension; the song yearns to have that bass beat thumping again and all we have in the audio space in those 2 bars is Chaeyoung spittin' and she delivered.

taneun deut tteugeoun samak wie
yeppeuge pieonan jangmi gata
joshimseure naege dagaol ttae
nado moreuge jjilleobeoril tende

Translating to:

Above the hot, burning desert
It’s like a rose that bloomed beautifully
When you come to me slowly
I will prick you unconsciously

The rap feels slick, effortless, and confident. Her diction remains sharp when enunciating each syllable but she doesn’t let the flow of her rap waver or build as her 4 bars go by, it’s just smooth consistency throughout. Even the lyrics possess an aura of laid-back collectedness that is just so her. The things Chaeyoung can do when given her pen.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

This song is summer bliss distilled into 2:56. It’s dreamy, the raps are satisfying, and the ending is charming. I will say that although the second half of the song adds the stunning “spaceship” post-choruses and a floaty bridge with an incredible drumbeat drop into the final chorus, the raps of the song make it feel a bit front-loaded. And in an album stacked with awesome finishers, it feels more apparent.
With that said, it’s an 8/10 bop for me. This song is so easy to put on and it feels exactly what Chaeyoung would make if given the reins to produce a pop song all on her own. The lyrics are nonchalant but full of conviction, the wordplay is intricate, and the production playful but not too bombastic — it's just a nice vibe. Songs like Basics are the standard for good, simple, repeatable pop music and I’m happy that Chaeyoung got to test her pen in this genre.



BABY WE’RE IN
TROUBLE TROUBLE



Trouble 💃

Sole lyricist credit: Jihyo
Background vocals: Jihyo
Lead composer credit: Jihyo
Vocal director credit: Jihyo (an assumption given her contributions in First Time)

One of the most enjoyable songs I’ve heard in a while.
There is an underlying tension within the first 4 bars of the song, Jihyo and Nayeon confidently open it to a nondescript array of synths and then the stanza ends, Momo announces “Let’s go”, the beat drops and it hits you: this is a club song.
Dahyun's relaxed delivery contrasted with Jeongyeon's staccato flow, the wobbly synth beat with sprinkle of house piano, Sana dramatically slowing down the song only for Tzuyu to build it back up until the chorus drops,


This chorus is perfect. Toronto’s residential market needs this song injected into its veins because god damn this song has SO much house in it. And then, ANOTHER KILLING PART: this rap fucking slaps.

gamchweo bwatja geugeon Fake
ppajin hamjeongeun Sweet cake

During the first 2 bars, Chaeyoung is keeping it calm because that trip of a chorus just ended and the song needs a breather, but I don't think anyone expected her to SNAP this hard afterwards:

You cannot resist this
Cannot miss this, such a bliss
Ima put it down down
Oh yeah, better kiss kiss

Below is the structure of her this portion of the rap, I’m not that well versed in this technical aspect of music theory but I digress, this is all in the span of around 5 seconds where it’s:

Triplet-triplet
Quadruplet-triplet
Quadruplet-doublet
Doublet-quadruplet

Now, 25/5 = 5 syllables per second isn’t groundbreaking, but goddamn it these 2 bars sound so nice — if there is one part in this album that I always repeat, it’s this. The addition of that first quadruplet for “cannot miss this” in the midst of the triplets sticks out and accelerates the flow of the rap while the following doublets and quadruplets destabilize and slow the rap down as the verse closes. And can I just point out:
THE MAIN VOCALIST WROTE, DIRECTED, AND COMPOSED THIS SONG ‼
Chaeyoung of course delivered the fuck out of her verse but THIS is what you get when you have a member not only write the words they’re saying but also the melody and flow with which they sing it, when that member knows the others so well that when they write a song they know how to make the group exceed. This is what you get when the artists you stan love doing artist shit.
And. AND. That's not all — with how much I mentioned I love a good outro to close a song, this outro slaps as well:

Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trouble be-be
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trouble bay-be
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trouble bay-beh
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trou-ble

Like, come on, Nayeon’s imitating a police siren for crying out loud. And this is all after her ad-libs in the final post-chorus; after the pianist going full tilt and playing that piano as if it was their last chance to ever play; after that final T W I C E chant by all the members come these blissful 20 seconds at the very end. What a song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

Need I say more, easy 9/10. The only reason I place Talk that Talk above Trouble is because of what that song represents but besides that, this is one of the best “international” sounds they’ve put out. Actually, I haven’t listened to Eyes wide open in a while but this song is up there with one of the most sonically pleasing pieces of work they’ve done.
Clubbing TWICE has always been a thing since TT was birthed in 2016, and has been a staple of their discography since 2019’s Fancy You and Feel Special mini albums, but Trouble unapologetically dives into and fits the house genre so well you’d think that this is TWICE’s bread and butter sound.
Trouble is Jihyo’s magnum opus. What a song.



BRAVE BRAVE BRAVE
FOR YOU



Brave 💖

Main producer: Slow Rabbit of HYBE

I first thought this was just a good song, then I read the lyrics.
Gentle guitar plucks, shimmering synths, a distant keyboard in the right ear, in the left a glockenspiel, the melodic oohs from the members — this song is PRETTY.

The night that was unusually dark
Above this terrifying world, felt so lonely
The world has grown in the time of wandering
So hard to breathe

Mina and Chaeyoung open the song with how they feel lonely and that it's hard to breathe and now suddenly the song feels bittersweet — I was not expecting the song to be this emotional. Brave describes a situation where the singer is in a darker place in life and it isn't until another person gives them hope by calling them 'brave' that they find the drive to keep going.
Once the chorus hits, the melodies pick up, more guitars get added — there’s even an electric guitar hidden in the mix somewhere, and the song drops the emotional front to reveal a mid-tempo pop song to dance to while crying in the club. The song as a whole still carries this melancholy feeling, but now with the added support of this chorus acting as a light amongst the gloom.
Continuing on in the second verse there's this gorgeous, well-placed break in the song that just lets it settle after that chorus. Only a seasoned producer would risk this much empty space in a song and Slow Rabbit went to fill those shoes.
Back to the chorus, I'll take this moment to once again commend Slow Rabbit with the mixing of the song, because 4MIX undoubtedly sounds good in the chorus, and the interludes from Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Mina also sound really good, but the clear highlight of the choruses are these lines:

Oh na na na neon nal naige hae [Momo, then Tzuyu, then Momo]
On and on and on
Brave brave brave for ya [Dahyun, then Chaeyoung, then Mina]
Oh na na na neon nal sum shwige hae [Sana, then Momo, then Sana]
On and on and on oh trust me babe

Momo, Sana, and Tzuyu form this beautiful, surprisingly catchy, second half of the chorus accompanied by a guitar drop. It should not turn out this well with how conflicting the "na"s are with the guitar melody but it creates this gentle bopping ebb and flow that feels so lush and mellow.
Diving into the bridge reveals that the listener of the song is revealed not only capable of supporting the singer through direct words but also through their thoughts and dreams. As can be discerned, this can be a song interpreted to be about ONCEs, about how they push TWICE to be their best selves despite the breathless hardships they face. It's a very sweet and touching song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

I’m actually spoiled with the TWICE members’ easy-to-understand songwriting that when a song like this pops up where it's not written by a member and the thematic bits are mostly in Korean, I tend to put it aside in favour of the other songs on the album. And, especially for a song focusing on a theme like this where the English phrases don’t do the Korean lyrics enough justice, it does place a bit of a barrier on the listening experience, dropping it down to a 7/10 from an 8/10.
With that anecdote out of the way, this song is just such a vibe, man. I know that sounds super hippy to say but Brave is so mellow and smooth that I can’t help but sway a little when that chorus hits. And then I remember what the lyrics say and I tear up a bit on the inside. This song is so pure, raw, and full of heart — we need more songs like these where they just reminisce about life while putting up an upbeat front. Don't mind me just crying while dancing the night away.
With that said, this isn't the first time this theme has been sung by TWICE either, they've long trodden this path of supportive, confiding, up-lifting songs with Young & Wild, Rainbow, Queen, Go Hard, Depend on You, even this album's Queen of Hearts, and, of course, Feel Special. Brave just adds another on top of an already stacked lineup, unique with its mellow somberness.
Also now feels like a good time to get into my rating system:



I SEE THE LIES
ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE



Gone 💨

Sole lyricist credit: Dahyun

Who the fuck pissed off Dubu this time??
It’s getting quite rare to see TWICE pull off brand new sounds because, with now 190 original songs under their belt, they’ve done so many genres and sub-genres varying from hyper pop, to bossa nova, to whatever 2020’s Go Hard is. So it’s surprising to see they’ve still got tricks up their sleeves and Gone is one of them.
The song starts with strings swinging back and forth and vocal chops dancing from ear to ear, teasing what’s yet to come. Jihyo enters the song with a whisper and the song sets its pace. A stagnant drum pad moves the song along and typical song progression would have Mina continue the build but — it doesn’t. The song simmers, adding a hint of high hat to the pot. And then, Sana and Tzuyu come on and surely the buildup must boil over right?
Silence, until…

I see the LIES on the top of your tongue

The strings emerge again on full blast, the simmer rolls to a boil, and the anger of the song is revealed,

All the fate I had towards you
Fades like a fog, gone, gone
Your flipping mind of doing this and that
I’m tired of it, it’s meaningless
In the beginning, it was hard to believe
With that, hatred increases

The singer is so scorned and burned from this relationship that they reminisce about all the effort they’ve put in since the beginning, but their “partner” is so unconcerned that they’ve just about had enough of the relationship altogether.
This has been Dahyun’s thing since 2020’s Bring It Back, 2021’s Cruel, 2022’s That’s all I’m saying, and even 2023's Don't Blame It On Me — emotionally charged breakup songs that make you feel as if she’s gone through a dozen bad relationships. Dispatch, do your job better, or don't.
Another highlight of the song is the post-chorus going into the bridge. This segment reiterates the structure from the first post-chorus — a barrage of drums supported by the rhythmic strumming of a bass guitar along with a consistent synth filling out the soundscape. But this time, it’s Dahyun and Chaeyoung on the rap:

I can’t stand it anymore [Dahyun]
My patience, invisible
I can’t find it, it’s all gone
Even if I try to turn back, it’s too late [Chaeyoung]
There’s no use anymore
It has left, it’s long gone
You, with flipping mind, you are out [Momo]
I know that you know what I’m talking about [Dahyun]
Nothing you could say that could turn this around
I’m gone

Continuing the disrespected theme of the song, Dahyun notes that she’s finally had enough with Chaeyoung adding that there’s no point salvaging what was once there for all of it is long gone. Momo and Dahyun round it off by telling the listener that there’s no point trying to reason with them or playing naive, they fucked up and there’s no coming back.
Can I just say, it's a bit of a shame that Chaeyoung’s rapping popped off in this album while Dahyun only has this one verse that she shares with Chaeyoung, but it just sounds so good how Dahyun eases in after the chorus with her light rapping tone transitioning into her singing. She even holds the “gone” in a little crescendo for some added pizzazz.
And, there’s no way I’m not going to talk about Momo’s vocals in this bridge. Damned if she only got 1 line to use it in, her lower register is incredible. She sounds so smooth singing in this tone. All of TWICE do in particular and there is nary a weak vocal performance in this album.
To close the song off, a wash of synths gets to have their shine in the spotlight, showered with Nayeon’s belting, signifying the dramatic and drawn-out conclusion of this partnership.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

Going back to that point about the first post-chorus as a whole; songs that have the production continue unchanged into the post-chorus/2nd verse are very hit or miss for me — see TWICE's Don't Call Me Again for an overbearing example. The post-chorus going into the bridge contrasts Dahyun’s light tone nicely with the hard-hitting production, continuing the energy until it slowly fades into silence at the end of the bridge.
Back to the song as a whole, as much as TWICE has been experimenting with their sound for the past 4 years now, I’m happy they’re still finding new ways to explore what they’re capable of. And for that alone, even though I’m not a big fan of songs like these where they rely on sounding “big”, Dahyun’s lyricism and the thrill I receive every time I indulge myself in this song when I listen to it for the first time in a while elevates it to an 8/10. Keep on breaking hearts, Dubu.



INVINCIBLE
SUPERHEROES



When We Were Kids 🧸

Sole lyricist credit: Dahyun

Press play to reminisce, pull up lyrics to cry.
This song is so beautiful. I’m totally not writing this song review, crying on the bus reminiscing about my childhood, while just having turned 21. I don’t know if these are happy or sad tears but this song is so beautiful either way.
Warm synths, muted piano, a gentle high hat, the younger members starting off the song — this has to be up there for one of the softest TWICE songs ever. And as it should, it’s one of the TWICEiest songs ever. And then Nayeon comes in,

Invincible superheroes, we wanted to be adults
To the higher, clearer world

The chords start swelling, the high hat keeps pace, and the harmonies come in,

Remember when we were kids
When we were kids, we didn’t know
If we could go back
I will love it even more
Remember when we were kids

Jihyo takes up the second half of the chorus as it drops, trading the strings for an almost R&B synth production — if choir R&B takes off, this song started it. The song relishes in this cacophony of warm sounds until returning to its sparse and peaceful verses.
This time, the hints of piano are louder, little twinkling synths begin to shimmer, the drum buildup comes and Jeongyeon drives the song straight into the chorus. No time for the strings to build like in Nayeon’s — this song loves its chorus so much.
And I'll just take this time to appreciate the amount of Jeongyeon vocals in this album. Her voice is so clean, stable, and projected — but also more tender and soft compared to the more pronounced tones of Nayeon and Jihyo.
The bridge comes in, repeating the phrase:

I wish that I could meet
Could meet the younger me

Giving the song time to rest, before building back up to the last chorus — this time led by Jihyo, completing the 3MIX trifecta. And interestingly enough, Chaeyoung follows up in the second half of the chorus, rather than another member of the vocal line. She really did pop off in this album.
As the last chorus begins to close, the percussion at its strongest, the harmonies on blast, the background vocals cranked up to their Sunday best, is the song going to end? Of course not! This is an album full of banger endings as if the songs don’t want to end, and When We Were Kids being the album closer very much indulges in that feeling.
After a brief refrain, accented by Nayeon’s high note with a touch of vibrato, the song almost dives back into a fourth chorus. Nayeon and Jeongyeon harmonize — a rare and heavenly moment. And the song repeats the bridge, reiterating that they want to meet their younger selves, this time with the lush chorus production before closing with silence, a few piano notes, and Tzuyu singing the last line of the song:

Oh, we were kids

Reflection, acceptance, hope. What a song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

I wrote the first part of this review in November 2022. Then university, life, and other things got in the way of my headspace for me to feel confident about wrapping all of this up. In a way, I felt like I just didn’t want this review to end because of the joy that writing gives me — I didn’t want the happiness to end. And then it hit me, after watching a YouTuber rank animated movies and them placing Spirited Away at the top and explaining 'why' reminded me of just how important growing up is, and by extension this song.
This theme is important for both the rookie TWICE members in 2015 and the teenagers who would follow their journey and grow up with them, facing life’s obstacles along the way. Hardships that used to only involve family, crushes, and social media, evolve into work, commitments and all the struggles that adult life brings. Being a kid and enjoying the simple things in life is one of the most sought-after moments we want to relive because we took growing up for granted. The only thing we can do now is look back on ourselves with fondness and rose-tinted lenses.
TWICE’s original marketing was to resonate with people through their senses and their hearts. That was during their debut, and I think it still holds up today. In my opinion, touching people through their emotions is what TWICE does best and makes them one of K-pop’s all-time greats. It was never about having the best numbers — it was always about being the best idols. And to think that this journey of maturation and growth would occur from 2015 all the way to this song, being a fitting nod to TWICE’s 7th anniversary, I don’t think anyone at the company nor the group would ever imagine that they would get this far. It’s these nine women or none — 9/10.
This song honestly deserves a 10/10 with how much I noticed other people reminiscing their childhoods after I heard this song, it is such a widely-relatable message, but I am determined to limit myself to one 10/10 song per album and if I were to pick between TTT and WWWK, I'd give it to the one's that's more repeatable — Talk that Talk just has this electric energy about it.



Epilogue

And finally here is the end. If you made it in one sitting then I commend you, because I could not write this mess in one sitting. As alluded to, I started writing this album review sometime in October, after a series of edits the first draft was finished in March, and now here's the final draft in June.
I love this album. It got me through some important parts of my life, both good and bad, and it's just a wonderful listen throughout. Reliving this album again before finally completing the review has been an exciting journey. Brave hit me harder this time, after being overshadowed by the other gems of this album, and WWWK finally got me to tear up and not just be emotionally satisfied.
I feel like there's something for everyone on this album. From the exhilarating thrills of TTT to the anthemic euphoria of QoH, the clubbing dichotomy of Trouble and Brave to the blissful glee of Basics, and the sweet reminiscence of WWWK to the thundering anger that is Gone. Like Eyes wide open, I liken Between 1&2 to a pop music taste platter — there's such an eclectic mix of pop, music in this album that there's bound to be a song that someone will love, like, and dislike.
Is this album perfect? I don't think so, but it's close — it was certainly my 2022 AOTY. Was this review biased? Absolutely. I've been a fan since 2019 and with the themes in this album, I also feel like it was biased towards me as a ONCE. And how would I rank the album in TWICE's catalogue? It's honestly at the top, at least with EPs — I also felt that way towards Feel Special but then this album was birthed so I'm excited for TWICE's future.
Ready To Be was also a stunning album and Eyes wide open frankly also deserved the spotlight that Formula of Love received so I might hit those next but no promises; this album took long enough to bake.
As for the performances, I've only seen Twitter clips (no fancams to not spoil myself) and I am SO EXCITED to finally see them in July. QoH was as glorious as expected, Brave was a delightful surprise, and WWWK, while not being the concert closer everyone expected it to be, paired up nicely with Crazy Stupid Love. And of course the bombastic addition of the dance break to TTT. But, this is not a concert review, and this is where this album review ends.
Feel free to comment with any thoughts regarding the album, other TWICE albums, and any suggestions for my writing in general. Congrats again on making it this far!
God, I love this album.
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2023.06.03 18:27 Hasturmish ¿Quienes son los hinchas del Atlético de Madrid?

Soy un madridista que no nació en España y que no siente un rechazo al Atleti. Veo al club como un gran rival y de hecho, le tengo cierto cariño a pesar de la enorme rivalidad entre Real Madrid y Atlético de Madrid. Me gustaría saber ¿Quiénes son los hinchas madrileños del Atleti? ¿Las aficiones se ven influenciadas por una ubicación geográfica en Madrid, por determinados barrios, clases sociales u orientación política? ¿O no hay una razón clara que pueda influenciar la elección del club al que sigues? ¿Los merengues superan con creces en cantidad a los colchoneros o la diferencia en cantidad de seguidores no es muy notable en la ciudad? Al menos desde mi punto de vista puedo notar que en Madrid los colchoneros tienen una presencia equiparable a los merengues. ¡Un saludo y gracias!
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2023.06.03 10:36 Semi-Cynical Topster of albums that make me smile :). Happy recs appreciated

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2023.06.03 07:41 Critical_Cucumber283 Daily Dose Of Chisme Tok

June 2,2023
It’s seems we have a fan club. Not us having some traction where family members feel they can come and say we are ENVIDIOSAS and that Yesenia has all her life together because she’s making money of us being chismosas here LOL 😂 . I think the only ones being washed of what life is in the USA 🇺🇸 is them . Lol 😂
(You can work and have things in Mexico 🇲🇽 and USA 🇺🇸 La familiar is missing the point that YESENIA aun teniendo la doble ciudadanía va hacer nada más que recibir regalitos del tik tok y medias por ni al tik tok trabajo le echa ganas )
So apparently this familiar said that yesenia gets monthly payments from followers (probably the monthly subscription) Yet she said that she makes money from us talking about her. But Ok Go Off Honey Bunch . And the gifts the followers send her . Ok omg La roaches 🪳 so jealousness CUASE we cant afford amazon dust collectors ok 👍🏼 great Omg Yesenia is so special. Yay 😁 she get gifts 🎁. She gets them cause she can’t afford them her self . Duh 🙄 DRY BEGGING MUCH .
She when on and on about Mexico 🇲🇽 life and how all the roaches are in debt and we have everything on credit lol . And then
Yesenia comes on live and says she has a payment plan on her phone 📱😂😂😂😂I think yesenia forgot to mention to the familiar that. She also forgot to mentioned to the familiar that she owes on some Bills . 🫢🤭🫣🤫
Now she changed her story saying that her relatives knew of the abuse and they told her and did not listen 👂 cause she the flags pink flags instead of red flags 🚩.
But, if y’all remember the infamous picnic 🧺 picture and then live where someone SS the obvious bruises by her nose.
She said besucase of those pictures here on reddit a family member showed them to the rest of the family. So now all Of sudden family knew before us about the dv . 🤔🤔🤔🤥🤥🤥
Her alleged chapo escape was nothing like she made it seem like . Omg 😳 let me refresh y’all
1.woke up 2.made him lunch 3.send him on his way 4.my neighbor help me 5.stopped at bucees 6.had lunch 🥙 THE END
She said I won’t be drinking anymore “oh but, my uncle and I are going to get lit tonight)
He locked her out on Mother’s Day for allegedly going outside and talking to her narcissistic mom for 3hrs 🤔🤔🤔🤔 (esa se las dejó de tarea 📚)
she claims her uncle said “where do i pick you up “ I guess he never told when. Yet he the never did . Like Gurl Gurl stop 🛑 . (Va Decir I was figueringn things out and I could not leave but, he was ready to get me I know he was he told me .
So now all of sudden Cucomelon family don’t like her cause es La Pasiada de Sain . Ummm 🤔
Que no lo emos varias veces aquí que la gente de rancho mamás de rancho quieren a Chamacas de rancho para sus hijos no pasiadas .
Todas emos dicho el potencial pero ella se aferra a hacer menos .
La JULIAR y sus bestia live . For someone who alleges no to be on reddit and only be getting SS she sure does talk about how much goes on here . JULIAR will only say karely , Foxy drama and narizona drama in bestia PPV since she scurrr to have be translated and get back to them. Not Julia having lunch with karely to get tea and apparently karely brings a friend that ask certain questions giving roach vibes to La julia . (Paranoid much ? ) Yet she claims she will be throwing 🦖hands if necessary. Girl please sit down 🦖. Omg vanderpum oye muy buena para criticar pero si nosotros lo hacemos somos roaches hay les cala las críticas .
Esta CRÍTICO el asunto comadres .
No don having a tóxico old man moment . His getting to the point grampa menopause.(be patient with him Julia is in the stage of his life que todo le va molestar ) Que le iso un Hickey 🤮🤮a la JULIAR To mark his territory to keep her from flirting lol . No valla ser, Como La YeseniaMUA que después de 10 años con el pollo 🐥ya trae nuevo novio . Creo que por eso el Don se volvió tóxico lol 😂 a estado al pendiente de lo qué pasa en el TIK TOK .
La Annie i sus raffles su tiendita. 🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱 Si no quiere que le pregunte cosas personales Don’t Vlog About It For Views . Just Saying . Yes social media gives entitlement vibes yes but, don’t share it if you don’t want to be asked about it .
©️™️🥒®️
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2023.06.02 23:47 smolcrackheadenergy TWICE Between 1&2 Album Review


Intro

To preface this review, I just need to say that this is going to be a very, long read. Going through it myself just for the fun of it takes around 30 minutes — it's almost 7k words of text, including lyrical references. So for the best experience, listen to the album beforehand to understand what the hell I was thinking when I wrote this review, play the album while reading, and set a good amount of time aside.
And yes, this is 9 months late 😭 I'm not sorry — when I find an album review online it's always around a paragraph per song or even shorter. It makes sense from a journalistic perspective, but I want to do this album justice, hence taking 7 months to write out all my thoughts.
This shit is comprehensive and definitely overanalyzed, especially in Talk that Talk and Trouble. Each song review will compose of my commentary going over the song, noting the details I noticed through months of listening, then a conclusion. Also, mild swearing warning, I like implementing a touch of "French" when I'm very emotional about something. Anyway, onto the review!



Between 1&2 💞

Album Review



TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT
TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED



Talk that Talk 🎙

Lead producer: collapsedone

One of the most perfect TWICE songs.
I think this is one of TWICE’s best-sounding title tracks. Warm modulated synths, a thrumming bass line, distant bells, shimmering synths — the purpose of this song is to be fun and my god is it excellent at it, like… Sana and Chaeyoung are saying knock-knock-knock and beep-beep-beep as if they’re some kind of car. So much fun.
Further along in the verse, Dahyun’s voice sounds so full and smooth with that layered harmony. Tzuyu coming with the Yes or Yes, Push & Pull, and 1 to 10 references — these are 5 years of song references. And Jeongyeon closes the pre-chorus accompanied by a rising synth to drop into chorus one. Jeongyeon slays pre-choruses.
The drums accelerate, the synths start blasting, and Jihyo opens to that party of a chorus with her godly vocals,

Tell me what you want
Tell me what you need
A to Z da malhaebwa
But shijageun ireoke have
Talk that talk ttak han madi
Talk that talk L-O-V-E
deullyeojweo ooh
Now now now now now yeah~

During Sana's Talk that Talk~ lines there’s this gentle ascending synth bell that rings with the descending melody and it sounds absolutely gorgeous. And the choreography during that part of the chorus is so so so so fun: the talking hands bit, spelling L-O-V-E, concluding with the deullyeojweo ooh! Oh my Jihyo the deullyeojweo ooh
Have I mentioned this song is fun?
Speeding through verse 2; Chaeyoung’s part with the cat ears popping in the music video is adorable; Momo her stretching her arms out looks so damn cool; and Dahyun with her replay part sounds so lovely — although I think it sonically sounds a touch random, it makes sense thematically.
And now for this pre-chorus. Mina and Jihyo leading into it sound great BUT JEONGYEON… Now, she is my ult bias, and this pre-chorus sounds almost identical to the first one, but the way she holds that final note, enunciating and holding that now~ for one more beat before the chorus drops sounds so perfect — the song teeters on a cliff edge. Jeongyeon slays pre-choruses.
Dropping into the second chorus and man, Jihyo powered through that first chorus, but the way Nayeon delivers it just hits different. She has this indescribable “pop” voice (I promise this wasn't on purpose) that stands out and shouts this is THE chorus. I think this is especially apparent in how both lead their choruses where Jihyo starts at 120% power while Nayeon waits until [Tell me] WHAT YOU WANT to full-send it. She also highlights “malhaebwa” in a similar way later in the chorus.
Another deullyeojweo ooh! Nayeon travels to Narnia, and Mina the engineer strikes again in this heavenly, underwater-esque bridge,

The simple words “I love you”
That’s all I wanna hear
Without hesitation, I’ll go up to you
I’ll make it simple
And just tell you I love you

The word “love” is said for the first time in the song. There’s a funky keyboard instrument behind Chaeyoung’s part. Jihyo, Chaeyoung, and Nayeon take the initiative in their lyrics, professing their love before closing the bridge.
And now for the pièce-de-résistance: this final double chorus is exceptional — 40 seconds of crack-laced euphoria; Jihyo switches up the chorus and the choreo, Dahyun chimes in with her fluttery “Talk that Talk”, Momo comes out of nowhere with “oh yeah it sounds so good!” — you’re damn right it does, and this is where the song SOARS.

han beon deo~ haejweo
geurae banggeum geu mal~

Nayeon outright shouts “Tell me what you need” and then Jeongyeon sings the above lines in such an ethereal, warm way where the first line ascends while the second line descends, causing a lull in the song before the finale with Nayeon, finishing off the song with the final deullyeojweo ooh! What a party. What a song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

Lyrics and theme-wise, if this were to have been TWICE’s last comeback, they’ve once again built upon the theme they've been doing since debut: a Bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story.
This song’s chorus is honest yet simple; it asks the listener, in this case, the other half of the relationship, to be more upfront and open with their love (never be scared of love), that before the relationship can continue and flourish there has to be a foundation and commitment of love between each other.
TWICE debuted with a song about making your crush go ooh ahh. Years later, they started pondering “What is love?” and imagining their crush responding with “yes” when asking them out — and now concluding with the phrase “Talk that talk, [talk that] L-O-V-E”, being upfront with the relationship, wishing their partner to also be happy, to commit to them, to feel the love that they want to impart on them. From gawking like ooh-ahh to talking out your shared love like adults — to having a true relationship between (one and) two.
And can I just say before finishing off Talk that Talk's review that this is such a fun and repeatable song with many little intricacies hidden in the nonet’s vocals and the production. This is the third draft I’m writing about Talk that Talk and its original word count pretty much quadrupled.
Harkening back to TWICE’s roots by combining mature thinking with youthful character, an incredible ending to look forward to, and just simply being a club-banger that’s easy to listen to, TTT is an easy 10/10.



WATCH ME GO WATCH ME GO
RULE THE WORLD



Queen of Hearts 👑

Lead producer: LDN Noise of SM

If there was one B-side to promote in a live clip, this was a solid choice.
Helmed by LDN Noise going headlong into the Western boy-group rock-band aesthetic, Queen of Hearts is a boom-boom-clap song through and through. The drums are very prominent throughout the song, only giving room to riffs of electric guitar in the chorus to drive and continue the momentum of the music.
And speaking of the chorus, vocal line each got a chorus to flex and they did not fuck around,

You ain’t ready for it
Watch me go~ watch me go~
Rule the world
Know you never doubted baby
I’mma go run the whole universe~

Cymbals crashing, drums booming, and 3MIX belting all just so sound so good.

Baby I was born to rule~~
Yeah I’m the queen, I’m the queen
And it’s all because of you~~
That I’m the Queen of Hearts

These long, held-out notes performed by Jihyo and Nayeon are simply exquisite. Along with the shredding guitar, the drum set coming in full, and the interludes by Dahyun, Momo, and Chaeyoung, this is the part of the song that always, always, gives me goosebumps — it sounds so visceral, so energetic, so fun, so triumphant. Boom-boom-clap songs can be hit or miss with people, but there's no denying the payoff from the first part of the chorus to the second part is worth the wait.
The theme of the song so far has been kind of spread around the song. The chorus alludes to it with the line "And it’s all because of you." But Mina shows more sides of it in the second verse, especially with the phrase,

And now that I’m surrounded by all my girls
We be shining bright like diamonds and pearls

It sounds really lovely — in a very cheesy and affectionate kind of way, as it rightfully should — the song is about the girls and their fans. But the bridge is where the song indeed shows its colours

Screaming out my name
See it in the stage lights
Feel so lucky just to have ya
Cause I know deep down I was meant for something bigger! Greater!
I know you’re seeing what I see
Yeah I’ll be everything you need
I know I’m gonna walk the walk
And talk the talk to be~ [the Queen of Hearts]

This is a song CONCEIVED TO BE PERFORMED FOR THE FANS. It’s meant to be loud. It’s meant to be unapologetic. It’s meant to be sappy. And it’s all the more wonderful for it.
This is the TWICEiest shit ever.
Like Talk that Talk, Queen of Hearts also has a killer closer. The production already started to grow from the bridge, but now the guitarist finally went Super Saiyan and instead of supporting the drums, they both take the centrepiece in tandem.
Then finally, the closing moments of the song even manage to squeeze in some more sappiness.

So thank you for the memories
You’re all the ones who made me~
So thank you for the memories
That I’m the Queen of Hearts

I still can’t believe that this banger is a FAN SONG out of all things. Truly, the TWICEiest shit ever.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Life Highlight

I love these types of rock songs with how grunge and head-bang-able they are, there is just a certain nostalgic and cheesy quality to them that feels so cozy. I don’t love putting them on repeat, because in this case, I do believe there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Perhaps more shredding, maybe a guitar solo to rock out to, or an accompaniment(!) of ad-libs from 3MIX to support Jihyo’s final chorus? A ONCE can dream of a truly bombastic rock song from TWICE. But then again that distracts from the core of what this song is: a fan song disguised as a rock song.
Queen of Hearts has so much sweetness in its lyrics and message that it's overflowing. The drums, guitar, and vocals can be as loud and intricate as they can, but the theme of this song is what makes it special from TWICE’s other rock songs — it’s a 9/10 for me.



I WANNA WANNA WANNA
TAKE YOU TO THE BASICS



Basics 🌈

Sole lyricist credit: Chaeyoung

Quite possibly the jammiest (pun intended) song of the album.
A song written by the Strawberry Princess herself — an event similar in frequency to other artists' releases with her last song being 2020’s silky Handle ItBasics first starts with an understated and dreamy delivery. After the first stanza, however, a bouncy Miami bass line emerges, revealing the true nature of the song: this is a classic summer bop! Especially in the first rap,

dareun aedeulgwaneun dalla
Ain’t beggin’ for love
nappeun geon anijana ige naraseo
eodiro twilji molla
Like rainbow bubble gum
geureoni nal kkwak butjabadweo

Syllables are pronounced in a relaxed nature, bars often starting with an "ah" sound, flirty lines in English — this rap features a production full of pop with R&B flourishes and, in my opinion, this is Chaeyoung’s bag. Also, the line "rainbow bubblegum" is so adorable and so Chaeyoung.

I wanna wanna wanna take it to the basics
da weonhae weonhae weonhae? seodureuji ma Baby
ppeonhae ppeonhae malhae mweohae da al tende
Ah yeah ah yeah ah yeah ah yeah

That chorus is pure pop with a Miami bass backing; you better be bopping your head to the melody, if not booty poppin' to the bassline. Chaeyoung loves rhyming in the first half of the chorus to enhance its catchiness and it's damn incredible: the “wanna”, “weonhae”, and “ppeonhae” all create these imperfect rhymes that continue momentum without feeling repetitive.
After the very Boy With Luv-sounding “ah yeah ah yeah, ah yeah ah yeah” comes an 8-bar split half and half between Chaeyoung and Momo. Coming from the chorus, the production completely cuts out for the first 2 bars. This adds tension; the song yearns to have that bass beat thumping again and all we have in the audio space in those 2 bars is Chaeyoung spittin' and she delivered.

taneun deut tteugeoun samak wie
yeppeuge pieonan jangmi gata
joshimseure naege dagaol ttae
nado moreuge jjilleobeoril tende

Translating to:

Above the hot, burning desert
It’s like a rose that bloomed beautifully
When you come to me slowly
I will prick you unconsciously

The rap feels slick, effortless, and confident. Her diction remains sharp when enunciating each syllable but she doesn’t let the flow of her rap waver or build as her 4 bars go by, it’s just smooth consistency throughout. Even the lyrics possess an aura of laid-back collectedness that is just so her. The things Chaeyoung can do when given her pen.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

This song is summer bliss distilled into 2:56. It’s dreamy, the raps are satisfying, and the ending is charming. I will say that although the second half of the song adds the stunning “spaceship” post-choruses and a floaty bridge with an incredible drumbeat drop into the final chorus, the raps of the song make it feel a bit front-loaded. And in an album stacked with awesome finishers, it feels more apparent.
With that said, it’s an 8/10 bop for me. This song is so easy to put on and it feels exactly what Chaeyoung would make if given the reins to produce a pop song all on her own. The lyrics are nonchalant but full of conviction, the wordplay is intricate, and the production playful but not too bombastic — it's just a nice vibe. Songs like Basics are the standard for good, simple, repeatable pop music and I’m happy that Chaeyoung got to test her pen in this genre.



BABY WE’RE IN
TROUBLE TROUBLE



Trouble 💃

Sole lyricist credit: Jihyo
Background vocals: Jihyo
Lead composer credit: Jihyo
Vocal director credit: Jihyo (an assumption given her contributions in First Time)

One of the most enjoyable songs I’ve heard in a while.
There is an underlying tension within the first 4 bars of the song, Jihyo and Nayeon confidently open it to a nondescript array of synths and then the stanza ends, Momo announces “Let’s go”, the beat drops and it hits you: this is a club song.
Dahyun's relaxed delivery contrasted with Jeongyeon's staccato flow, the wobbly synth beat with sprinkle of house piano, Sana dramatically slowing down the song only for Tzuyu to build it back up until the chorus drops,


This chorus is perfect. Toronto’s residential market needs this song injected into its veins because god damn this song has SO much house in it. And then, ANOTHER KILLING PART: this rap fucking slaps.

gamchweo bwatja geugeon Fake
ppajin hamjeongeun Sweet cake

During the first 2 bars, Chaeyoung is keeping it calm because that trip of a chorus just ended and the song needs a breather, but I don't think anyone expected her to SNAP this hard afterwards:

You cannot resist this
Cannot miss this, such a bliss
Ima put it down down
Oh yeah, better kiss kiss

Below is the structure of her this portion of the rap, I’m not that well versed in this technical aspect of music theory but I digress, this is all in the span of around 5 seconds where it’s:

Triplet-triplet
Quadruplet-triplet
Quadruplet-doublet
Doublet-quadruplet

Now, 25/5 = 5 syllables per second isn’t groundbreaking, but goddamn it these 2 bars sound so nice — if there is one part in this album that I always repeat, it’s this. The addition of that first quadruplet for “cannot miss this” in the midst of the triplets sticks out and accelerates the flow of the rap while the following doublets and quadruplets destabilize and slow the rap down as the verse closes. And can I just point out:
THE MAIN VOCALIST WROTE, DIRECTED, AND COMPOSED THIS SONG ‼
Chaeyoung of course delivered the fuck out of her verse but THIS is what you get when you have a member not only write the words they’re saying but also the melody and flow with which they sing it, when that member knows the others so well that when they write a song they know how to make the group exceed. This is what you get when the artists you stan love doing artist shit.
And. AND. That's not all — with how much I mentioned I love a good outro to close a song, this outro slaps as well:

Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trouble be-be
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trouble bay-be
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trouble bay-beh
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trou-ble

Like, come on, Nayeon’s imitating a police siren for crying out loud. And this is all after her ad-libs in the final post-chorus; after the pianist going full tilt and playing that piano as if it was their last chance to ever play; after that final T W I C E chant by all the members come these blissful 20 seconds at the very end. What a song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

Need I say more, easy 9/10. The only reason I place Talk that Talk above Trouble is because of what that song represents but besides that, this is one of the best “international” sounds they’ve put out. Actually, I haven’t listened to Eyes wide open in a while but this song is up there with one of the most sonically pleasing pieces of work they’ve done.
Clubbing TWICE has always been a thing since TT was birthed in 2016, and has been a staple of their discography since 2019’s Fancy You and Feel Special mini albums, but Trouble unapologetically dives into and fits the house genre so well you’d think that this is TWICE’s bread and butter sound.
Trouble is Jihyo’s magnum opus. What a song.



BRAVE BRAVE BRAVE
FOR YOU



Brave 💖

Main producer: Slow Rabbit of HYBE

I first thought this was just a good song, then I read the lyrics.
Gentle guitar plucks, shimmering synths, a distant keyboard in the right ear, in the left a glockenspiel, the melodic oohs from the members — this song is PRETTY.

The night that was unusually dark
Above this terrifying world, felt so lonely
The world has grown in the time of wandering
So hard to breathe

Mina and Chaeyoung open the song with how they feel lonely and that it's hard to breathe and now suddenly the song feels bittersweet — I was not expecting the song to be this emotional. Brave describes a situation where the singer is in a darker place in life and it isn't until another person gives them hope by calling them 'brave' that they find the drive to keep going.
Once the chorus hits, the melodies pick up, more guitars get added — there’s even an electric guitar hidden in the mix somewhere, and the song drops the emotional front to reveal a mid-tempo pop song to dance to while crying in the club. The song as a whole still carries this melancholy feeling, but now with the added support of this chorus acting as a light amongst the gloom.
Continuing on in the second verse there's this gorgeous, well-placed break in the song that just lets it settle after that chorus. Only a seasoned producer would risk this much empty space in a song and Slow Rabbit went to fill those shoes.
Back to the chorus, I'll take this moment to once again commend Slow Rabbit with the mixing of the song, because 4MIX undoubtedly sounds good in the chorus, and the interludes from Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Mina also sound really good, but the clear highlight of the choruses are these lines:

Oh na na na neon nal naige hae [Momo, then Tzuyu, then Momo]
On and on and on
Brave brave brave for ya [Dahyun, then Chaeyoung, then Mina]
Oh na na na neon nal sum shwige hae [Sana, then Momo, then Sana]
On and on and on oh trust me babe

Momo, Sana, and Tzuyu form this beautiful, surprisingly catchy, second half of the chorus accompanied by a guitar drop. It should not turn out this well with how conflicting the "na"s are with the guitar melody but it creates this gentle bopping ebb and flow that feels so lush and mellow.
Diving into the bridge reveals that the listener of the song is revealed not only capable of supporting the singer through direct words but also through their thoughts and dreams. As can be discerned, this can be a song interpreted to be about ONCEs, about how they push TWICE to be their best selves despite the breathless hardships they face. It's a very sweet and touching song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

I’m actually spoiled with the TWICE members’ easy-to-understand songwriting that when a song like this pops up where it's not written by a member and the thematic bits are mostly in Korean, I tend to put it aside in favour of the other songs on the album. And, especially for a song focusing on a theme like this where the English phrases don’t do the Korean lyrics enough justice, it does place a bit of a barrier on the listening experience, dropping it down to a 7/10 from an 8/10.
With that anecdote out of the way, this song is just such a vibe, man. I know that sounds super hippy to say but Brave is so mellow and smooth that I can’t help but sway a little when that chorus hits. And then I remember what the lyrics say and I tear up a bit on the inside. This song is so pure, raw, and full of heart — we need more songs like these where they just reminisce about life while putting up an upbeat front. Don't mind me just crying while dancing the night away.
With that said, this isn't the first time this theme has been sung by TWICE either, they've long trodden this path of supportive, confiding, up-lifting songs with Young & Wild, Rainbow, Queen, Go Hard, Depend on You, even this album's Queen of Hearts, and, of course, Feel Special. Brave just adds another on top of an already stacked lineup, unique with its mellow somberness.
Also now feels like a good time to get into my rating system:



I SEE THE LIES
ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE



Gone 💨

Sole lyricist credit: Dahyun

Who the fuck pissed off Dubu this time??
It’s getting quite rare to see TWICE pull off brand new sounds because, with now 190 original songs under their belt, they’ve done so many genres and sub-genres varying from hyper pop, to bossa nova, to whatever 2020’s Go Hard is. So it’s surprising to see they’ve still got tricks up their sleeves and Gone is one of them.
The song starts with strings swinging back and forth and vocal chops dancing from ear to ear, teasing what’s yet to come. Jihyo enters the song with a whisper and the song sets its pace. A stagnant drum pad moves the song along and typical song progression would have Mina continue the build but — it doesn’t. The song simmers, adding a hint of high hat to the pot. And then, Sana and Tzuyu come on and surely the buildup must boil over right?
Silence, until…

I see the LIES on the top of your tongue

The strings emerge again on full blast, the simmer rolls to a boil, and the anger of the song is revealed,

All the fate I had towards you
Fades like a fog, gone, gone
Your flipping mind of doing this and that
I’m tired of it, it’s meaningless
In the beginning, it was hard to believe
With that, hatred increases

The singer is so scorned and burned from this relationship that they reminisce about all the effort they’ve put in since the beginning, but their “partner” is so unconcerned that they’ve just about had enough of the relationship altogether.
This has been Dahyun’s thing since 2020’s Bring It Back, 2021’s Cruel, 2022’s That’s all I’m saying, and even 2023's Don't Blame It On Me — emotionally charged breakup songs that make you feel as if she’s gone through a dozen bad relationships. Dispatch, do your job better, or don't.
Another highlight of the song is the post-chorus going into the bridge. This segment reiterates the structure from the first post-chorus — a barrage of drums supported by the rhythmic strumming of a bass guitar along with a consistent synth filling out the soundscape. But this time, it’s Dahyun and Chaeyoung on the rap:

I can’t stand it anymore [Dahyun]
My patience, invisible
I can’t find it, it’s all gone
Even if I try to turn back, it’s too late [Chaeyoung]
There’s no use anymore
It has left, it’s long gone
You, with flipping mind, you are out [Momo]
I know that you know what I’m talking about [Dahyun]
Nothing you could say that could turn this around
I’m gone

Continuing the disrespected theme of the song, Dahyun notes that she’s finally had enough with Chaeyoung adding that there’s no point salvaging what was once there for all of it is long gone. Momo and Dahyun round it off by telling the listener that there’s no point trying to reason with them or playing naive, they fucked up and there’s no coming back.
Can I just say, it's a bit of a shame that Chaeyoung’s rapping popped off in this album while Dahyun only has this one verse that she shares with Chaeyoung, but it just sounds so good how Dahyun eases in after the chorus with her light rapping tone transitioning into her singing. She even holds the “gone” in a little crescendo for some added pizzazz.
And, there’s no way I’m not going to talk about Momo’s vocals in this bridge. Damned if she only got 1 line to use it in, her lower register is incredible. She sounds so smooth singing in this tone. All of TWICE do in particular and there is nary a weak vocal performance in this album.
To close the song off, a wash of synths gets to have their shine in the spotlight, showered with Nayeon’s belting, signifying the dramatic and drawn-out conclusion of this partnership.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

Going back to that point about the first post-chorus as a whole; songs that have the production continue unchanged into the post-chorus/2nd verse are very hit or miss for me — see TWICE's Don't Call Me Again for an overbearing example. The post-chorus going into the bridge contrasts Dahyun’s light tone nicely with the hard-hitting production, continuing the energy until it slowly fades into silence at the end of the bridge.
Back to the song as a whole, as much as TWICE has been experimenting with their sound for the past 4 years now, I’m happy they’re still finding new ways to explore what they’re capable of. And for that alone, even though I’m not a big fan of songs like these where they rely on sounding “big”, Dahyun’s lyricism and the thrill I receive every time I indulge myself in this song when I listen to it for the first time in a while elevates it to an 8/10. Keep on breaking hearts, Dubu.



INVINCIBLE
SUPERHEROES



When We Were Kids 🧸

Sole lyricist credit: Dahyun

Press play to reminisce, pull up lyrics to cry.
This song is so beautiful. I’m totally not writing this song review, crying on the bus reminiscing about my childhood, while just having turned 21. I don’t know if these are happy or sad tears but this song is so beautiful either way.
Warm synths, muted piano, a gentle high hat, the younger members starting off the song — this has to be up there for one of the softest TWICE songs ever. And as it should, it’s one of the TWICEiest songs ever. And then Nayeon comes in,

Invincible superheroes, we wanted to be adults
To the higher, clearer world

The chords start swelling, the high hat keeps pace, and the harmonies come in,

Remember when we were kids
When we were kids, we didn’t know
If we could go back
I will love it even more
Remember when we were kids

Jihyo takes up the second half of the chorus as it drops, trading the strings for an almost R&B synth production — if choir R&B takes off, this song started it. The song relishes in this cacophony of warm sounds until returning to its sparse and peaceful verses.
This time, the hints of piano are louder, little twinkling synths begin to shimmer, the drum buildup comes and Jeongyeon drives the song straight into the chorus. No time for the strings to build like in Nayeon’s — this song loves its chorus so much.
And I'll just take this time to appreciate the amount of Jeongyeon vocals in this album. Her voice is so clean, stable, and projected — but also more tender and soft compared to the more pronounced tones of Nayeon and Jihyo.
The bridge comes in, repeating the phrase:

I wish that I could meet
Could meet the younger me

Giving the song time to rest, before building back up to the last chorus — this time led by Jihyo, completing the 3MIX trifecta. And interestingly enough, Chaeyoung follows up in the second half of the chorus, rather than another member of the vocal line. She really did pop off in this album.
As the last chorus begins to close, the percussion at its strongest, the harmonies on blast, the background vocals cranked up to their Sunday best, is the song going to end? Of course not! This is an album full of banger endings as if the songs don’t want to end, and When We Were Kids being the album closer very much indulges in that feeling.
After a brief refrain, accented by Nayeon’s high note with a touch of vibrato, the song almost dives back into a fourth chorus. Nayeon and Jeongyeon harmonize — a rare and heavenly moment. And the song repeats the bridge, reiterating that they want to meet their younger selves, this time with the lush chorus production before closing with silence, a few piano notes, and Tzuyu singing the last line of the song:

Oh, we were kids

Reflection, acceptance, hope. What a song.

THE GOOD
Needs Work
Core Memory

I wrote the first part of this review in November 2022. Then university, life, and other things got in the way of my headspace for me to feel confident about wrapping all of this up. In a way, I felt like I just didn’t want this review to end because of the joy that writing gives me — I didn’t want the happiness to end. And then it hit me, after watching a YouTuber rank animated movies and them placing Spirited Away at the top and explaining 'why' reminded me of just how important growing up is, and by extension this song.
This theme is important for both the rookie TWICE members in 2015 and the teenagers who would follow their journey and grow up with them, facing life’s obstacles along the way. Hardships that used to only involve family, crushes, and social media, evolve into work, commitments and all the struggles that adult life brings. Being a kid and enjoying the simple things in life is one of the most sought-after moments we want to relive because we took growing up for granted. The only thing we can do now is look back on ourselves with fondness and rose-tinted lenses.
TWICE’s original marketing was to resonate with people through their senses and their hearts. That was during their debut, and I think it still holds up today. In my opinion, touching people through their emotions is what TWICE does best and makes them one of K-pop’s all-time greats. It was never about having the best numbers — it was always about being the best idols. And to think that this journey of maturation and growth would occur from 2015 all the way to this song, being a fitting nod to TWICE’s 7th anniversary, I don’t think anyone at the company nor the group would ever imagine that they would get this far. It’s these nine women or none — 9/10.
This song honestly deserves a 10/10 with how much I noticed other people reminiscing their childhoods after I heard this song, it is such a widely-relatable message, but I am determined to limit myself to one 10/10 song per album and if I were to pick between TTT and WWWK, I'd give it to the one's that's more repeatable — Talk that Talk just has this electric energy about it.



Epilogue

And finally here is the end. If you made it in one sitting then I commend you, because I could not write this mess in one sitting. As alluded to, I started writing this album review sometime in October, after a series of edits the first draft was finished in March, and now here's the final draft in June.
I love this album. It got me through some important parts of my life, both good and bad, and it's just a wonderful listen throughout. Reliving this album again before finally completing the review has been an exciting journey. Brave hit me harder this time, after being overshadowed by the other gems of this album, and WWWK finally got me to tear up and not just be emotionally satisfied.
I feel like there's something for everyone on this album. From the exhilarating thrills of TTT to the anthemic euphoria of QoH, the clubbing dichotomy of Trouble and Brave to the blissful glee of Basics, and the sweet reminiscence of WWWK to the thundering anger that is Gone. Like Eyes wide open, I liken Between 1&2 to a pop music taste platter — there's such an eclectic mix of pop, music in this album that there's bound to be a song that someone will love, like, and dislike.
Is this album perfect? I don't think so, but it's close — it was certainly my 2022 AOTY. Was this review biased? Absolutely. I've been a fan since 2019 and with the themes in this album, I also feel like it was biased towards me as a ONCE. And how would I rank the album in TWICE's catalogue? It's honestly at the top, at least with EPs — I also felt that way towards Feel Special but then this album was birthed so I'm excited for TWICE's future.
Ready To Be was also a stunning album and Eyes wide open frankly also deserved the spotlight that Formula of Love received so I might hit those next but no promises; this album took long enough to bake.
As for the performances, I've only seen Twitter clips (no fancams to not spoil myself) and I am SO EXCITED to finally see them in July. QoH was as glorious as expected, Brave was a delightful surprise, and WWWK, while not being the concert closer everyone expected it to be, paired up nicely with Crazy Stupid Love. And of course the bombastic addition of the dance break to TTT. But, this is not a concert review, and this is where this album review ends.
Feel free to comment with any thoughts regarding the album, other TWICE albums, and any suggestions for my writing in general. Congrats again on making it this far!
God, I love this album.
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2023.06.02 21:09 AnxiousMusicAddict Can you please type me? ! LONG!

• How old are you? What's your gender? Give us a general description of yourself.
I'm a contraindicting person. That's all that I can describe with words. I'm a 14 year old girl (I know it's too young for typing but I'd like to at least try. I don't want to wait...).
• Is there a medical diagnosis that may impact your mental stability somehow?
I was never diagnosed with anything. My parents think there is a chance of me having Asperger syndrome but I wasnever diagnosed with anything and I live a fairly normal life.
• Describe your upbringing. Did it have any kind of religious or structured influence? How did you respond to it?
My parents are non-religious. My mom is very ethics oriented and she wants me and my sister to behave politely in public (sometimes to the extreme.) She gets annoyed with my asocial and antisocial behavior. She's also pretty strict and wants structure. I'd sometimes like more freedom but it's normal since I'm a teenager. I think it influenced me in a bad way since I'm already bad with change.
• What do you do as a job or as a career (if you have one)? Do you like it? Why or why not?
I obviously don't have a job but if I were to choose, I'd like to be a doctor, a psychologist or an artist.
• If you had to spend an entire weekend by yourself, how would you feel? Would you feel lonely or refreshed?
I'd feel very refreshed! It depends on my mood, sometimes I feel like socializing and talking or being with people, but usually, I just want to be alone.
• What kinds of activities do you prefer? Do you like, and are you good at sports? Do you enjoy any other outdoor or indoor activities?
I love drawing. It feels so relaxing to me! It also feels like I'm... Creating something meaningful, maybe? Not sure how to put it.
• How curious are you? Do you have more ideas then you can execute? What are your curiosities about? What are your ideas about - is it environmental or conceptual, and can you please elaborate?
I'm not very curious, I like to stay in my own world and comfort zone. I definitely have more ideas than I can execute because if I get the idea to, for example, draw a picture of something, I get too excited and then the idea grows into something that I'm incapable of. I'm also very passive. My ideas are usually focused on something moral or ethical or emotional that I'm focused on and passionate about.
• Would you enjoy taking on a leadership position? Do you think you would be good at it? What would your leadership style be?
I HATE leadership with a passion. I'm scared of conflicts. I don't think I'd upset people as a leader because I'd be wary of that, but I'd be a non-powerful leader. I'd value cooperation where no one would shame or hate on others, but I'm just too passive for a leader.
• Are you coordinated? Why do you feel as if you are or are not? Do you enjoy working with your hands in some form? Describe your activity?
I'm not very coordinated. I attend a dancing club, but I always need a lot of time to get tuned with the steps. Also, I have bad balance skills. I have a good sense of rhythm, though.
• Are you artistic? If yes, describe your art? If you are not particular artistic but can appreciate art please likewise describe what forums of art you enjoy. Please explain your answer.
I don't know what being artistic means, but if you mean to enjoy a free, casual atmosphere where you are free to express yourself through your own unique way, then yes, I'm artistic. But I think most people are artistic in their own ways, maybe even everyone. When it comes to my art, I enjoy drawing, mostly people. I don't really like to color my pictures but some pictures just need color. I'm also fairly good at writing short stories. I love listening to music with meaningful lyrics. I have never tried playing an instrument but I find it cool.
• What's your opinion about the past, present, and future? How do you deal with them?
Past: I tend to idealize the past. It gets me nostalgic but I tend to forget about the bad parts. I see the past as a great teacher. What worked in the past, will work now. I compare it to the present. Present: I live in the present but mostly in the present purely of my interpretation. Future: I don't and I can't think about it. It's a challenge.
• How do you act when others request your help to do something (anything)? If you would decide to help them, why would you do so?
Well, if I'm not doing something equally or more important, I'll help because, why not? If they need it... I can't just leave them miserable.
• Do you need logical consistency in your life?
What is meant by "logical consistency? " But yeah, I want to understand what am I doing and why am I doing it.
• How important is efficiency and productivity to you?
It's very important but only on some occasions. Sometimes you just need to slow down and enjoy. That's why I sometimes want to stop thinking. Efficiency is great, but not always. ??
• Do you control others, even if indirectly? How and why do you do that?
Only my sister, because she's younger and it's kind of a habit. Also, there are some problems I have that I'm not comfortable stating, that have a stand in here. I'm trying to work on it. I never try to control anyone else.
• What are your hobbies? Why do you like them?
I like drawing, listening to music and dancing because they help me relax and express myself.
• What is your learning style? What kind of learning environments do you struggle with most? Why do you like/struggle with these learning styles? Do you prefer classes involving memorization, logic, creativity, or your physical senses?
I think my learning style is auditory and visual. I struggle when I can't make connections between topics and when the teachers are insensitive and make fun of my feelings. I don't care about the classes, everything works for me. But probably logic is best. I'm also good at memorizing but I don't like it.
• How good are you at strategizing? Do you easily break up projects into manageable tasks? Or do you have a tendency to wing projects and improvise as you go?
I'm bad at strategizing. I definitely improvize even though I don't come across as that kind of person.
• What are your aspirations in life, professionally and personally?
I honestly don't have professional aspirations, if you don't count wanting to be a professional artist (on that level, not certainly a work). Personally, I want to get to know myself better, become better at art and make a true friendship that will make me feel comfortable.
• What are your fears? What makes you uncomfortable? What do you hate? Why?
Change and conflict make me uncomfortable. Also, I hate the thought of me being shallow or inauthentic. I hate change because I find it hard to adapt. I hate conflict because it makes the atmosphere so hard.. It only makes everyone uncomfortable. I hate inauthenticity because for what else are we here if not to find ourselves?
• What do the "highs" in your life look like?
When I'm at my best, I feel very energized, happy like a little kid and I'm in a crazy I feel like I can do anything. My moods change with the weather so my mood is best in summer.
• What do the "lows" in your life look like?
At my worst, I feel like the world is against me, every little thing such as people talking or water flowing annoys me.
• How attached are you to reality? Do you daydream often, or do you pay attention to what's around you? If you do daydream, are you aware of your surroundings while you do so?
I'm very detached, but not in the way you'd imagine. When someone talks to me, I usually hear them. I'm usually on time. And tons of other examples. But I'm like constantly somewhere else. I can't concentrate on this world. I don't have any reflexes.
• Imagine you are alone in a blank, empty room. There is nothing for you to do and no one to talk to. What do you think about?
I can't say it like this. My thoughts would just evolve right there.
• How long do you take to make an important decision? And do you change your mind once you've made it?
It takes me very long since I'm passive about it and I neglect the fact that I need fo decide. I'm also very indecisive. And yes, I change my mind after deciding.
• How long do you take to process your emotions? How important are emotions in your life?
I'm a very emotional person and emotions play a huge role in my life. I find emotions interesting and beautiful. The time to process my emotions differs based on the cause, the day, the weather and my mood before.
• Do you ever catch yourself agreeing with others just to appease them and keep the conversation going? How often? Why?
Only sometimes, but I feel ashamed about it. The agreement just comes out of my mind automatically without me thinking about it. I try to cover it up somehow after I do it.
• Do you break rules often? Do you think authority should be challenged, or that they know better? If you do break rules, why?
I don't often break rules because I don't want trouble, but it all depends. The rules must make sense. I would never break a rule just for the sake of it.
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2023.06.01 23:57 kneeshurtmewhenigrow Coolest album covers of all time according to me. Thoughts?

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2023.06.01 20:27 neo17k matrix ?que es?

En mi opinión, las películas de The Matrix brindan la mejor metáfora que tiene nuestra sociedad para comprender por qué se permite que existan el mal organizado y la opresión, por lo que la usaré para este propósito. Si bien mi interpretación no es la única posible, creo que es válida, completa y, lo más importante, ilustrativa del mensaje que estoy tratando de transmitir.

Entonces, comencemos discutiendo lo que Matrix no es. Matrix no es el mundo físico. En lo que a mí respecta, el mundo físico es realmente real y, de hecho, se rige incesantemente por las leyes de la física. Por el contrario, Matrix tampoco es Internet, a pesar de lo que muchos parecen creer. Matrix abarca y trasciende ambos mundos. Ha existido desde los albores de la civilización, y seguirá existiendo hasta su colapso.

Entonces, ¿qué es? Bueno, eso es complicado. Al igual que en la película, es casi imposible transmitir el tamaño y el alcance de Matrix a alguien que aún no lo ve por lo que es. Sin embargo, a diferencia de la película, creo que es un imperativo ético tratar de transmitirlo en un sentido literal, incluso a aquellos que dependen tanto de Matrix que lucharían para protegerla. En el peor de los casos, no entenderán ni creerán y continuarán con sus negocios. En cierto sentido, creo que Cypher tenía razón al resentir a Morpheus por lo que hizo, porque Morpheus es la estructura social que subordina a la Humanidad a su voluntad. Es la maquinaria de la sociedad que existe únicamente para perpetuarse a sí misma, su influencia y su poder independientemente de cualquier necesidad humana. Nos aísla unos de otros y de nosotros mismos a través del engaño, y esencialmente nos transforma en motores serviles de producción económica y política (poder). Las máquinas que viven de este poder son instituciones: grandes corporaciones, gobiernos, escuelas, instituciones religiosas e incluso organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Toda institución llegará a un punto de su existencia en el que su función principal se convertirá en la autopreservación y perpetuación, en lugar de servir a las necesidades humanas. En este punto se convierte en una máquina de Matrix. Por ejemplo, cuando se convierten en máquinas, los gobiernos dejan de servir a las personas y en su lugar buscan extender su poder sobre ellas; las corporaciones priorizan el aumento del valor para los accionistas sobre la producción de productos de calidad o el servicio al bien público; las escuelas ven a los estudiantes como un medio y no como un fin; las organizaciones religiosas equiparan la membresía con la salvación (y se oponen activamente a otras enseñanzas e incluso a la práctica independiente); y las organizaciones benéficas y sin fines de lucro gastan más presupuesto en actividades de recaudación de fondos que en su enfoque original. Inevitablemente, todas las grandes instituciones eventualmente se convierten en máquinas. Se vuelven demasiado grandes para la Humanidad.

Además de las máquinas independientes que se perpetúan a sí mismas y que escriben la mayoría de nuestros cheques de pago, Matrix tiene varios grupos cooperativos importantes y más activamente siniestros de máquinas que subsisten gracias a su poder y que contribuyen directamente a la estructura de Matrix. Estos grupos son el Complejo Industrial Militar, el Complejo Industrial Político, el Complejo Industrial Penitenciario, el Complejo Industrial de Vigilancia, el Complejo Industrial de Medios, el Complejo Industrial Académico, el Complejo Industrial Agrícola, el Complejo Industrial Médico y las principales organizaciones religiosas (sin mencionar confundirse con religiones reales, muchas organizaciones religiosas han abandonado los principios subyacentes de las religiones que afirman representar). Todas las máquinas en estos grupos oprimen activamente a la humanidad o permiten que la opresión persista. Es a través de sus esfuerzos combinados que Matrix adquiere algunas de sus cualidades más desagradables.

¿Alguna vez te has preguntado si Aristóteles y Platón dedicaron sus vidas a algo en lo que realmente no creen ni han probado? Tenían una escuela, una escuela de filósofos. Hace 2300 años y aún hoy tenemos que aprenderlo en la Universidad. ¿Pero por qué? Si las cosas que dijeron en ese entonces eran solo formas de pensamiento sin una verdad o significado más profundo, ¿por qué necesitamos ir tan atrás?

¿Cuántas opiniones hay? ¿Por qué las opiniones de ellos son tan importantes? Esa era mi pregunta.

Si luego tomas a Karl Marx en su libro 'das capital', y ves que su visión choca completamente con las visiones de los filósofos antiguos, no solo pequeñas diferencias de opinión sino una forma de pensar que yo llamo una forma de deshumanización, todo en el sentido nombre de la capital. Sin vergüenza.

Me pregunto cómo puede ser esto. Como la verdad se puede encontrar en la Filosofía Antigua, creo en las leyes sobre la propiedad en la riqueza que Aristóteles señaló muy estrictamente en sus obras. ¿Por qué? Porque la gente con la que trabajaba estaba en algo. No haces las cosas que ellos hicieron si todo no tiene sentido. Con la invención del dinero esas leyes pudieron ser alteradas porque la economía desde entonces no era un comercio de bienes sino una economía basada en el dinero. Carl Marx fue el testaferro de un turno. Dinero yendo a la era digital. Por lo tanto, tal vez deberíamos tomar a Marx y agregarlo a la teoría para actualizarlo. Marx-IT o Matrix.

Viene con la afirmación de que un trabajador debe ganar lo justo para mantenerse saludable, para que pueda producir todos los días lo mismo. En otras palabras, la única razón por la que le damos dinero es para que siga trabajando para nosotros. Productor. No puedes ganar mucho dinero porque entonces te vuelves perezoso, solo lo suficiente para verte aparecer cada día, con la cantidad de sueño que necesitas para que tu nivel de energía produzca tanto como sea posible.

Buena filosofía, ¿verdad? Lleno de ética y profundos valores humanos.

Bentham con su filosofía del Utilitarismo entra en juego, tal vez podamos hacer de nuevo un pequeño juego porque esa es la marca registrada de ciertas organizaciones. acertijos y cosas ocultas a simple vista. Utilitarismo = Illuminatiarism, o ¿cómo llamarías tú mismo a la filosofía basada en la Illuminaty? Ok, todo son especulaciones, pero mira la muerte de Aristóteles y combínala con la fecha de la muerte de Bentham, el inventor del utilitarismo. Luego tenemos 322 y 1832.

El cuerpo de Bentham fue preservado, su cabeza fue momificada pero su cuerpo tenía que existir de huesos, por lo que no hubo momificación. Le faltaba la cabeza. ¿Por qué es raro y por qué todos estos hechos?

porque si vas a cráneo y huesos solo ves 2 fechas 322 y 1832, una cabeza y huesos. Cuando estudias filosofía tu libro comienza en 322 y termina en 1832 o al revés.

Cuando pones a estos 2 filósofos juntos, no significan mucho el uno para el otro, pero cuando miras más profundamente, verás que el Utilitarismo combinado con Aristóteles y Marx + dinero en forma de corriente digital, proporciona la combinación perfecta para respetar lo natural. leyes de los Filósofos Antiguos por una forma de transferencia de energía al dinero.

Puedes dar dinero como préstamo, puedes invertirlo, al hacer esto no tienes un gran capital ni ninguna de las cosas contra las que protestaron los filósofos antiguos con respecto a las leyes naturales.

No sé si tener demasiada riqueza/capital tiene un impacto negativo en la vida. Pero Aristóteles estaba convencido. La pregunta es por tanto... ¿Marx sabía que podía pasar a los antiguos filósofos con lo que estaba escribiendo? Lo extraño de señalar es la fórmula que Marx usó en su libro M-C-M y C-M-C, algunas personas dicen que es intencionalmente esta fórmula para señalar otra cosa. Personalmente creo que la física. Nuevamente algo escondido a plena vista en forma de broma a los iniciados. Este fue un consejo que alguien me dio... Y de hecho ese es el humor de las personas que saben cosas que nosotros no. Les encanta cuando lo ves justo frente a ti pero no tienes idea.

El utilitarismo representa una sociedad con la mayor cantidad de felicidad. El objetivo es entonces la mayor cantidad de felicidad para fundamentar sus decisiones y decir si una decisión es ética y/o moralmente correcta. Entonces, cuando se logra la mayor cantidad de felicidad, se respeta la ética o la moral, no importa cuántas personas estén involucradas y cómo se divida la felicidad entre las personas. Se ve genial, ¿verdad?

Pero si 20 personas están 'bien' y 1 persona está súper feliz, y esta persona está tan feliz que la suma total de felicidad es mayor que cuando las 21 están 'bien', entonces esto es éticamente correcto y moralmente correcto. hacer. Se trata de SACRIFICIO. Está permitido que algunas personas tengan que sacrificarse siempre que la cantidad total de felicidad sea la mayor. Entonces, ¿quiénes son estas personas que tienen que sacrificarse y de cuántas personas estamos hablando? ¿Lo saben de sí mismos?

¿Puedes ver que las personas que son adictas al estatus, la propiedad y la extravagancia... las personas que tienen la sensación de que son mejores que los demás, que son dueños del mundo, que esas personas alcanzan un estado de felicidad superior en comparación con los demás? ¿Personas que realmente no se preocupan por una gran cantidad de propiedad/dinero y se preocupan por otras personas en lugar de su propio interés? El interés propio es por cierto la mano oculta de Adam Smith (Mano oculta o invisible).

Pero, ¿qué dice Aristóteles de todo esto? Ningún hombre puede tener más de una cierta cantidad de propiedad/posesiones/riqueza. Es muy estricto y claro acerca de estas reglas en sus obras. Entonces, ¿tenemos un problema? Si la economía se basaba en el intercambio de bienes, ciertamente había un problema, pero Karl Marx y el sistema bancario brindan la solución. Tomas tu dinero y lo entregas como un préstamo, por lo que en realidad no tienes mucho capital, pero cada mes obtienes una cierta cantidad que cubre tus GRANDES GASTOS DE LUJO.

De esta manera escapas a los consejos de Aristóteles y Platón sobre cómo funciona la Vida y las Leyes de la naturaleza sobre la división de la propiedad entre la cantidad de personas en la tierra. De esta manera escapas de la posible fuerza negativa cuando tienes demasiado, y usas la teoría de Marx sobre cómo explotar completamente a tus trabajadores para tu propio beneficio, mientras tanto les das préstamos a esos trabajadores para que no rompas las Leyes Naturales de las que hablan los Filósofos Antiguos. . Y sobre todo, estos préstamos incluso te dan más dinero por los intereses. Como si Marx h
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2023.06.01 10:34 FaerieStories Need advice for writing harmonies

Hi music people,
I'm a trumpet player in an amateur Latin-Salsa band (Buena Vista Social Club covers, mainly) and almost all the music I play has been transcribed by me by listening to the original tracks we're covering, note by note, and then written out in the lazy shorthand I use (writing C, D, E on the page rather than writing notation).
This method has served me well so far, but we've just added a flautist to our lineup. We're thrilled to have her, but she has no music and also she hasn't been playing all that long, so isn't that confident with writing her parts. I'm very happy to write some parts for her, but here's where I'm stuck.
It would be very easy for me to go through all of my trumpet parts and transpose everything from my B-flat to her C. But it's boring if we're both on the melody line; it would be much better if we could harmonise.
I have minimal knowledge of music theory and very poor knowledge of chords and chord structures. I guess my main question is this: is there a relatively quick-ish 'cheat' way I can write out a harmony line for my flautist?
For instance: I thought I would try just putting her part up a major third. I found that this worked for most of the notes, but some notes just didn't work, presumably clashing with the key the piece was in. Perhaps I should have tried the minor third instead (up 3 semitones rather than up 4, right?)
The one piece we have some music for is El Cuarto de Tula, and it's a good example of the flute and trumpet part being harmonised in the way I'd like it for the other songs. For instance, in this part below, the flute is playing a minor third above the trumpet, right? Is this the case with all notes?
https://musescore.com/use20335111/scores/6668838
If anyone could provide me with some guidance here that would be much appreciated. Equally if anyone has any suggestions for good programs/apps I could use for working out harmonies that are as simple to use as possible, that would be great (I don't have a Musescore account and also I don't own a keyboard).
Thanks!
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2023.05.31 23:45 HannaXD20 Capitán Tsubasa V.S. Blue Lock

Capitán Tsubasa V.S. Blue Lock
Hola buenas tardes días o noches jaja.
Me vengo a reportar porque no puede ser que me acabo de enterar la gran polémica que prexiste en el fandom de Blue Lock es que es increíble de verdad.
¿COMO ES QUE ESTAN DISCUTIENDO PARA VER CUAL FUTBOL ES MEJOR.. QUE SI ES DE CAPITAN TSUBASA O EL DE BLUE LOCK?, La verdad es que a mi me parece un poco estúpido y obvio.. pero igualmente les voy a decir porque y metiendo un poco de mi punto de vista.
Veamos.. primeramente yo me he visto ambos animes así que si me cuestionan el "no tienes derecho a cuestionar ni opinar porque no los has visto etc etc" PUES lamento informarles que si, si los eh visto, así que me parece digno o mejor dicho justo.. que yo pueda revelar mi parecer sobre esta incógnita que seria ¿QUE FUTBOL ES MEJOR O SE ASEMEJA A LA REALIDAD?
Estamos todos de acuerdo de que de niños nos llenaban la cabeza "1 PARA TODOS Y TODOS PARA 1" Si les soy sincera.. siempre supe que era una estupidez ese dicho, ya que no me parecía nada lógico que yo me esforzara al máximo y que los inútiles de mis compañeros no hicieran nada ni vieran los deportes como los veo yo o un mínimo entusiasmo.. ellos decían "NO IMPORTA SINO GANAMOS TOTAL.. LA IDEA ES DIVERTIRSE" obvio que yo nunca me divertí en las derrotas y la verdad la gente que me apreciaba en esos momentos de vencimiento no me consolaban ya que PARA QUE ME DIGAN ESAS ESTUPIDAS FRACES MEJOR NO ME DIGAS NADA. Prefiero.. personalmente luchar sola en vez que acompañada por una banda de inútiles y buenos para nada. Es por eso, que cuando descubrí BLUE LOCK.. me sentí rápidamente identificada.. no como en los típicos animes o series deportivas como por ejemplo (sin ofender) Captain tsubasa me parece una absoluta.. digamos boludez, me lo vi entero claro, pero desde un principio no le vi sentido alguno, claro que si a usted o ustedes les gusta no hay ningún tipo de problema.. pero claro, ya cuando comparan de que CAPITAN TSUBASA ES MEJORRR QUE BLUE LOCK, me parece una rotunda idiotez.
Ya que claro, Blue Lock enfoca desde un ángulo totalmente distinto el Futbol a como lo hace el famoso anime/manga Captain tsubasa.
Cuando hablamos de ángulo o punto de enfoque, me refiero a como interpreta y expresa Blue Lock al futbol.. lo hace ver desde un punto sumamente egoísta y que no siempre hay que depender de tus compañeros para poder triunfar, como por ejemplo la frase "NUNCA DEJES QUE OTROS HAGAN ALGO POR TI SI LO PUEDES HACER", claramente no estoy diciendo que seas un goloso y te comas todas y absolutamente todas la jugadas que hayan en la cancha, sino que si tienes una oportunidad de gol, TU Y SOLAMENTE TU vas a ser el que tal vez llamen para jugar en otro club o simplemente te renueven o te otorguen un nuevo contrato en otro mejor club y así seguir creciendo y evolucionando como nos muestra Blue Lock.
Pero, la mayoría de espectadores interpretan mal el mensaje. ya que claro en Blue Lock te enseña a que tu destino no depende de las manos de otros.. sino que solo de las tuyas, y esta claro que un equipo lo conforma 11 personas (en este caso jugadores) , pero sino tienes poder de decisión y el poder de ver el futuro de tu mísera carrera ¿Cómo es que esperas triunfar en un mundo de egoístas?
Muy bien.. ahora plantéate este ejemplo: Les metieron gol así que saca tu equipo. Imagina.. tu equipo y el del rival van empatados. . Imagina que recorriste toda la cancha.. atravesando uno tras otro jugador hasta llegar al área de gol.. hasta que un compañero tuyo pide que se la pases.. Se la pasas ya que recordaste la típica frase de tu entrenador (Uno para todos y Todos para Uno), tu compañero remata a la portería y falla.. tu equipo pierde la ventaja suben todos los del equipo contrario a tu área y pierden el partidos de clasificación a los nacionales de tu pais .. ¿Cómo te sentirías al respecto..? ¿Frustrado tal vez? con la impotencia de que tu Y SOLO TU tuviste la oportunidad de haber desigualado el marcador y ganar con la diferencia de un gol.. pero no.. no lo hiciste y decidiste compartir el triunfo con tu compañero.. pero claramente no paso eso no?.. ya que perdiste.. Tus sentimientos y pensamientos te acosan durante un buen tiempo.. tanto así que empiezas a arrepentirte de haber actuado de esa forma.. de haber decidido pasarle el balón y la oportunidad de gol a tu mísero compañero.. y no tan solo eso.. sino que al pasarle la oportunidad de gol.. también le pasaste la oportunidad de triunfo de tu equipo y tuya..
Muy bien ajaja, yo ya hice mi parte al tratar de abrir tu punto de vista sobre las diferencias de estas grandes historias que nos trae el anime y el manga.. pero si sigues pensando de igual forma.. esta bien.. da lo mismo.. pero si nunca has vivido en carne propia la sensación de "Lo tuve que haber hecho yo " o "Si lo hubiera hecho yo hubiéramos ganado etc", no creo en mi mas sincero raciocinio.. que tengas derecho a opinar.
Claramente Capitán Tsubasa es una leyenda y tal vez una reliquia del anime.. pero recuerden.. LOS TIEMPOS CAMBIAN. Si no actualizas tu mente ahora ¿Cuándo lo harás.. dime?

¿Cuál es el mejor futbol?
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2023.05.30 23:09 SubstantialAd165 MIS 15 AÑOS

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2023.05.30 18:01 rluen 774. Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder / Talking Timbuktu / 1994

Even though I like Alí Farka Toure well enough, two entries by him on the list seem a bit excessive. If this is equivalent in Africa to Buena Vista Social Club's album in Latin America in terms of cultural impact, this is completely justified; otherwise this and Savane should be out and Niafunké should represent this cool Africa protoblues, that album is really sick.
Tip of the hat to Ry Cooder for his anthropological music search, he did discover pretty great stuff.
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2023.05.30 02:05 TyFrom99 [Internet Culture] How Genius.com turned their back on their community and went bankrupt.

I originally wrote this script for a video I made, this is the (somewhat) condensed text version;
Background:
Genius, formerly known as Rap Genius, is a website that provides annotations and explanations for song lyrics, poetry, and other forms of text. It was founded in 2009 by Mahbod (Maboo) Moghadam, Tom Lehman, and Ilan Zechory.
The idea for the website originated when Mahbod, who had been fired from his law firm, was staying at his friend (Ilan)'s house and started explaining the meaning behind rap lyrics to Tom (Ilans Roomate). Tom who was working helpdesk at an investment firm at the time, quickly developed the site RapExegesis, which later became known as Rap Genius.
In its early years, Rap Genius operated as a niche platform for rap enthusiasts to delve deeper into the meaning and context behind their favorite songs. However, in 2011, the site gained significant popularity, attracting over 1 million unique monthly visitors). Recognizing its potential, the co-founders implemented a forum on the site, further fostering a sense of community among users. Rap Genius also received $1.8 million in seed funding from Y Combinator, a renowned startup accelerator, which allowed the co-founders to leave their day jobs and focus on the site full time. At the time it was became the fastest-growing start-up in Y Combinator history.
2012:
As Rap Genius continued to grow, its influence extended beyond rap music. In 2012, the platform expanded its annotations to include non-rap songs and even parts of the Holy Bible. This move broadened its user base and attracted a more diverse range of contributors. The site's unique approach to annotation, combining entertainment and education, drew attention from both music fans and literary enthusiasts.
The success of Rap Genius caught the eye of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), which invested $15 million in the company. The move by A16Z was influenced by Marc Andreessen's love for their annotation feature, one he had originally wanted to implement in his web browser Netscape but had to remove due to server issues. This infusion of capital enabled Rap Genius to scale its operations and pursue ambitious growth strategies. With increased resources, they improved their annotation platform, added new features, and hired more staff to handle the growing user base.
2012 would be a big year for Rap Genius, they had grown to over 10 million monthly users, 17 full-time employees, and implemented a verified artists feature to give verified annotations behind the meaning of lyrics.
2013:
Despite its rapid expansion, Rap Genius found itself embroiled in controversies in 2013. Mahbod Moghadam, known for his eccentric personality, posted a photo of a dinner with Nas, Ben Horowitz and Mark Zuckerberg to Rap Genius's Instagram after being told by Zuckerberg not to. This act led to a public apology demand from Zuckerberg, highlighting the need for a more professional approach to business partnerships.
While Mahbod did apologize, later during an interview about the incident Mahbod would tell Zuckerberg to quote -"Zuck my Dick". Something similar to what he would tweet at Warren Buffet later in the year, while starting a Warren Buffet diss track competition on the genius site. This incident lost the Rap Genius team a meeting with Jay-Z.
In May the trio was scheduled for what many saw as the first public introduction to Rap Genius,a 30 minute panel at the annual tech conference TechCrunch Disrupt. Their panel would solidify what many already thought of the trio; labeled "foul mouthed, Tech-Bro douchebags", they played into the personas thought up to try and attract attention, something very different in the tech scene. They also said that the future of Rap Genius wasn’t Rap Genius, but "News Genius". Adding that they were actively working on spreading the annotation aspect to “Every website on the internet’’, as well as saying in just a year Rap Genius will be “bigger than facebook”.
In July they added Rock Genius, Poetry Genius and News Genius to the site. With the new sections, the site was more popular than ever, and the forum was exploding. That is until they were delisted by Google in December for predatory SEO tactics.
Genius had been agreeing to tweet out rap blogs in exchange for the blogs posting Genius links to the songs they were talking about. This would in turn boost Rap Genius’s SEO to Googles web crawler. Google doesn’t mess around when it comes to things like this but they gave genius a little slap on the wrist, made them fix some links and two weeks later they were back on top of Google search results.
2014:
Coming into 2014, Genius was on top of the world and their business model was nothing if not expansion, so much so that they began neglecting the forums, even removing the link from the homepage during several redesigns.
Furthermore, Moghadam's inappropriate comments on the site added fuel to the fire. 3 hours after the Isla Vista shooting, Mahbod began annotating Elliot Rodger's manifesto. Adding that Elliot's sister is probably 'Smoking Hot' and calling Elliot's writing "Beautiful". Recognizing the severity of the situation, Moghadam resigned from the company, leaving a void in Rap Genius's leadership.
In the aftermath of Moghadam's departure, Rap Genius underwent a rebranding, dropping "Rap" from its name and reemerging as "Genius." With a renewed focus on annotations across various genres, the company sought to distance itself from the controversies and rebuild its reputation. Alongside the rebranding, Genius raised an impressive $40 million in funding from investors, further fueling its expansion and development.
As part of its growth strategy, Genius launched specialized sections for different types of annotations, such as Fashion Genius, Tech Genius, Screen Genius, History Genius, Sports Genius, Lit Genius, Pop Genius, RNB Genius, Meta Genius, X Genius, and even Law Genius where you can help annotate the IRS’s 1040.
They were rapidly expanding, but at the cost of the community. Maboo was the defacto community leader, so when he left so did almost any transparency with the company. The forum users were asking for quality of life updates for years, it was still on the basic design platform it had been, and frankly the design of the forums were horrible. With the rise of sites like Kanyetothe and Sectioneighty that had no real backing, and certainty not one of Genius’ size, it made no sense for their site to look like this. The forum sections were just confusing, a lot of them arbitrary and once you actually got into a thread, you’d have to scroll thru every reply. There was, and still is no page element.
The site design was so bad even Kanye reached out to Ben Horowitz and offered to redesign the site, but like most Kanye projects it never came to fruition.
2015-2018:
In mid-2015, Genius embarked on yet another site redesign, accompanied by the unveiling of a new logo that would later become synonymous with the brand. However, their decision to move forward with these changes was met with a wave of overwhelmingly negative feedback from the community. Despite the outcry, Genius chose to disregard the feedback and proceeded to publicize the change anyway.
Around this time, the now two co-founders went on a press run revealing that they go to couples therapy and completely retconning the narrative surrounding the founding of Genius itself. They revised the story, claiming that the platform originated from a single conversation between the two founders, effectively erasing the significant contributions of Maboo.
After unsuccessful attempts at expanding into additional sections, Genius also refocused solely on annotating content. They removed all the unnecessary "X-Genius" sections of the site, and released a browser extension called "News Genius" for annotating third party websites. They also partnered with The Washington Post to annotate the 2015 presidential debates. However, the extension faced backlash for potential misinformation and cyberbullying promotion, leading to its discontinuation.
With their original aspirations of annotating the world essentially abandoned, Genius sought a new direction - "Original Content". The inspiration for this shift came after a video featuring Desiigner explaining the meaning behind his lyrics went viral. Genius seized the opportunity to turn their verified annotations feature into an entire video series. Artists were invited to participate, sharing captivating backstories and insights into their songs. This video series quickly became the flagship program of Genius, establishing a significant presence on YouTube and other social sites. However, Genius faced criticism for neglecting its original site and forum, which had been integral to its early success. Users felt alienated as the company prioritized external platforms like YouTube for content distribution. The site/company continued this way for years reportedly spending every last dollar on video content.
2019-Present:
In 2019, Genius made headlines by filing a lawsuit against Google and LyricFind, alleging that they had been stealing lyrics from Genius's website and displaying them in Google's search results. Genius claimed that they had implemented a watermarking system using a unique pattern of apostrophes to catch lyric theft. When Genius discovered that the exact same pattern was appearing in Google's search results, they believed their suspicions were confirmed.While Google denied the allegations and argued that the lyrics were obtained from licensed partners, the controversy shed light on the challenges faced by platforms that rely on user-generated content and the need for stronger safeguards against copyright infringement. The lawsuit would be dismissed after the judge found that Genius' lyric transcriptions were derivative works of artists songs, therefore Genius did not hold the copyright to the lyrics and could not claim Google's display of them as a copyright violation.
In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the live music industry to a halt, Genius responded by increasing its focus on digital content, collaborating with artists to produce virtual performances, and hosting online music events. Labeled "Genius Live" viewers could send money to ask their favorite artists questions during a live QNA and performance.
The funding for project spurred a round of layoffs within the company. One of the employees told Fine Print NY- “We were all like, this is a bad idea. No major artist is going to sign up for this, and people aren’t going to want to sit at home and pay $100 to ask Wiz Khalifa, ‘What’s your favorite cereal?’
To the surprise of almost nobody within the company, Genius Live was also a failure.
In mid-2020, Maboo resurfaced, posting an article to HackerNoon, calling for the resignations of Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory. Maboo criticized them as "two white guys who have no black friends," accusing them of being mildly racist and lacking passion for hip-hop. Maboo's allegations didn't receive much attention as he was perceived as a disgruntled former employee. However, in the same week, Ilan's wife, Audrey Gelman, had stepped down from a company she co-founded following allegations of profiling and mistreatment of black and brown employees.
A month after Maboo's article, Ilan himself resigned as the President of Genius, opting to return to his previous occupation in celebrity hypnotherapy. In his place, Genius appointed Miki Toliver King, who became the first black executive for the company. Despite this change in leadership, Genius was already facing significant challenges, and by September 2021, their financial situation had become dire.
With less than $500,000 remaining from the $79 million they had raised over the years, Tom Lehman conducted an all-staff Zoom meeting to announce that Genius had been sold in a fire sale to holding company MediaLab, for $80 million.
During the announcement, Lehman revealed that the total purchase price was considerably lower than the liquidation preference of preferred shareholders. Consequently, holders of common stock and options would not receive any consideration. As a result, Genius terminated an undisclosed number of employees and rendered their stock options worthless. Shockingly (or not really), while the company faced financial struggles and staff cuts, the executives of Genius walked away with substantial paydays.
Tom Lehman received $13 million, Ilan Zechory received $8 million, four other unnamed executives received multi-million dollar compensation packages, Miki Toliver King had already resigned, Maboo is currently suing the company and the community is dead.
The survival of Genius hinges on its Verified YouTube videos, which remains the only lifeline for the company. Without the Verified program, the company would have faced bankruptcy a long time ago, and MediaLab would not have stepped in to acquire it. Everytime you see that yellow background it should remind you of just how bad Genius dropped the ball, by trying to expand too fast, neglecting their core userbase, neglecting the core foundation of providing lyrics, and turning their back on their community, a community that doesn’t even exist anymore.
Epilogue:
Maboo now runs helladoge.com, a "web 3 twitter clone".
Former CEO Tom Lehman now shills NFT's on his social platforms, he was sued by BoredApeYachtClub earlier this year.
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2023.05.29 23:54 Formal_Pea9167 I Watch Paige's Week At Home Blog So You Don't Have To, I'm Serious The Vlog Is Like An Hour Long Don't Do This To Yourself

A day late but we're here, my little cheeto eaters! Remember as always to grab your bingo cards and let's get our little long weekend slumber party going. This whole fucking thing is FORTY MINUTES LONG, you're all lucky that my sibling who was supposed to spend the day chilling at my place has apparently forgotten that plan.

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2023.05.28 23:02 Simmers2021 ''Heroínas'' que en realidad son villanas parte 2

Hola a todos.
Hace un tiempo hice un post en donde enlistaba sobre supuestas ''heroínas'' o ''santas'' que usan su buena reputación para sus fines egoístas y ocasionan más mal que bien.
Bueno esta es una continuación del mismo en donde veremos a más ''heroínas'' que no son tan heroicas como aparentan.
Y como se hablaran de puntos clave de la trama de diferentes historias, una muy necesaria alerta de spoilers.
(Y aquí les dejó el link de la primera parte de este post https://www.reddit.com/Anime_y_mas_/comments/13pmiij/heroínas_que_en_realidad_son_villanas/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 )
Sin más distracciones, comencemos.

Stella Lapise de ''La villana enamorada''

Stella era la protagonista principal en la obra original, quien con su ''buena personalidad y alma hermosa'' conquisto el corazón del príncipe y venció a la malvada prometida del príncipe (Louise). Pero en realidad es una persona falsa y manipuladora que solo desea conquistar al príncipe por ordenes de su familia (quienes son unos nobles arruinados) y su maestra (quien pertenece a una facción super elitista de nobles que odian a Louise por no ser de sangre noble). Pero al final de la obra se arrepiente de sus acciones en contra de Louise (luego de que está la defiende de unas abusonas tras el arresto de su familia por traición) y se vuelve en una gran amiga de a misma.

Diana de ''Para mi personaje favorito''

Diana es una mujer que sinceramente se preocupa por los demás y desempeñaba su papel de Santa a la perfección. Pero luego de que se casó con el príncipe heredero y rechazara cruelmente a Cáelo tras asesinar a los enemigos del imperio, el poder y la arrogancia se le subió rápidamente a la cabeza y poco a poco empezó a perder sus poderes de santa por ello. Ella no ocasiono tantos desastres o males como las otras y fue utilizada más como una marioneta por el templo, pero igualmente sus acciones lastimaron a los que estaban más cerca de ella. Pero al menos se fue con la cabeza en alto al divorciarse del príncipe heredero e irse a vivir a las montañas para meditar en todos los males que le ocasiono a los demas.

Mielle Roscente de ''La villana retrocede el reloj de arena''

A primera vista Mielle parece la representación misma de la santidad, siendo una chica bondadosa y generosa con todos sin importar su procedencia. Pero en realidad es una darwinista social elitista que desde que vio a Aria por primera vez la quiso matar a ella y a su madre por su humilde procedencia. Ella realmente odia a todos los que no son nobles por las enseñanzas de su familia, niñera y patrocinadora (La princesa Isis Federick) y asesino a su propia madrastra (quien nunca la lastimo y la trato como si fuera su propia hija) para deshacerse de Aria de una vez por todas (todo esto paso en la primera linea de tiempo). Siguió con esos ideales retorcidos hasta el final, en donde se dio cuenta que de haber tratado a Aria como una hermana y no haber seguido los ideas retorcidos de darwinismo social podrían haber tenido una muy bonita relación entre hermana sin importan la sangre.

Jung Soo Ming de ''Cásate con mi marido''

Antes de volver en el tiempo, Kang Jiwon pensaba que Juns Soo Ming era su ''única amiga de verdad'' y para los demás era ''una buena chica que no mataría una mosca'' (solamente para la gente que es demasiado estúpida como para no darse cuenta del pobre acto de Jung Soo Ming y se deja llevar por su dulce carita de mosquita muerta), pero en realidad ella está detrás de cada desgracia que ha pasado Kang Jiwon en su vida, todo por un estudio rencor de la niñez de Soo Ming. Ella a demostrado en más de una ocasión que realmente le da igual la vida humana y que solo le importa hacer miserable la vida de Jiwon .

Sae Kashiwagi de ''Peach Girl''

Sae es una chica bastante engañosa, con un aspecto que refleja la belleza (en Japón) y sus habilidades innatas de manipulación y actuación. A logrado esconder su verdadero ser, que es de una chica celosa de la felicidad de los demás y trata de quitarles todo lo que tiene para sentirse mejor consigo misma. Pero en el fondo es una persona super insegura que piensa que humillar a los demás y hacerles la vida imposible la única manera de que se siente bien consigo misma, y cuando se le cae la mascara y nadie le cree y experimenta lo que se siente cuando alguien más te utiliza, empiza a trabajr en si misma y en mejorar sus problemas de autoestima, sin mencionar que se disculpo con Momo y todos a los que ha lastimado en su vida.

Ariane de ''La santa herida se convirtió en villana''

Ariane era la supuesta ''mejor amiga'' de la protagonista (Lua), pero detrás de bambalinas ellas es la responsable de que las demás ''santas'' aislaran a Lua al difundir rumores falsos de la misma. Pero el ultimo clavo en su ataúd fue cuando aprovecho que Lua entró en coma tras salvar al ''amor de su vida'' (Garrot) ella tomó todo el crédito para si misma y puso a Garrot en contra de Lua para así poder casarse con él. Eso termina explotándole en la cara más tarde cuando Garrot y los demás se dan cuenta de que Ariane carece de talento como ''santa'' y se descubre que fue realmente Lua la que hizo todo y Ariane solo se robo su crédito para si misma. Como aún la obra sigue en desarrollo Ariane solo termina siendo abandonada por Garrot y marginada por los demás por su engaño, pero espero que sufra más por todo el mal que le hizo pasar a Lua.

Lilian Silkesia de ''LA FALSA NO QUIERE SER LA VERDADERA''

Lillian originalmente era la única princesa del Ducado de Silkesia, que despareció misteriosamente 10 años atrás. Antes de volver en el tiempo, Lilian junto a sus hermanos le hicieron la vida imposible a Psique (a quien adoptaron para que tomara el puesto de Lilian) antes de inculparlo por intento de asesinato y ejecutarla de una manera muy vergüenza. Pero en realidad ella junto a su familia son solamente un fraude, ya que debido al malvado complot del emperador, toda la familia Silkesia fue asesinada y reemplazada por Lilian y su familia y solo dejaron viva a Psique (quien si es la verdadera princesa) para usarla. Por que si, Lilian es la falsa princesa y Psique es la verdadera princesa.

Princesa Victoria de ''Fukushuu o Koinegau Saikyou Yuusha wa, Yami no Chikara de Senmetsu Musou Suru''

Lo único angelical en ella es su rostro que esconde un corazón perverso, ya que aunque Victoria da esa impresión de ser una gobernante justa que ama a su puebla, en realidad solo se ama así misma y es la responsable de muchas masacras (que van desde matar a sus propios hermanos y hermanas para ser la única heredera al trono hasta ordenar liquidar todo un pueblo e inculpar al héroe Raúl como venganza de que él nunca será suyo). Realmente lo que le pasó fue brutal, pero no puedo negar que no se lo merecía después de todo el daño que le ocasiono a su propia gente por su codicia desmedida y arrogancia.
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2023.05.27 07:04 next3days Memorial Day Weekend Event Rundown....

For anyone in town who's looking for events to enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend and/or ceremonies to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, here's 28 local events you can enjoy and participate in.
1. 2023 Wilderness Road Bike Ride Bisset Park, Radford Saturday, May 27, 2023, 7:00 AM - TBD Youth Up To Age of 17: $40.00, Adults (age 18+): $50.00, Family of 3-5: $120.00 FCA Endurance SW Virginia presents the 32nd Annual Wilderness Road Ride titled "A Gran Fondo" starting and ending at Bisset Park's Shelter #2. The Wilderness Road Ride is a scenic and historical adventure through Southwest Virginia’s beautiful New River Valley, the ride follows part of Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road. This is a recreational ride for all cycling levels to enjoy, with something for everyone, five routes to choose from ranging from a 26 mile relaxed journey for novices, to a century challenge for the fittest cyclist. This is a great ride for cyclists of all ages and athletic abilities. The start will be a rolling start open from 7:00-8:00 AM. Riders may also gather in front of Bisset Park Shelter #2 at the starting line at a designated time for an optional group start time. Those who sign up for the century and 80 miler must leave no later than 7:30 AM. All pre-registered riders are guaranteed a technical t-shirt and other goodies. ANSI or Snell Certified helmets are required. Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and riders under 8 years old must have permission from the event director. All proceeds will benefit FCA Endurance ministries and missions projects in Southwest Virginia. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707984
2. Used Book Sale Park United Methodist Church, Christiansburg Saturday, May 27, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Price depends on book(s) purchased. Stop by for some summer reading. Hard cover, paperbacks and children's books will be available for purchase with something for everyone. Proceeds will support Park United Methodist Church's children's missions. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708111
3. Pearisburg Junior Woman's Club Junior Jamboree and Donut Dash Pearisburg Community & Recreation Center, Pearisburg Saturday, May 27, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Donut Dash: Children: $5.00, Adults: $15.00, Family Pack (2 Adults & Up to 4 Children): $40.00 Junior Jamboree Vendor & Craft Show Admission: Free The Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club will be hosting the Junior Jamboree starting with the Donut Dash Day at 9:00 AM and the Junior Jamboree Vendor & Craft Show from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Participants in the Donut Dash will stroll along the park trail with tasty donut stops along the way. They will make their way to the pavilion where gourmet donuts and coffee await along with a prize for each participant. At 11:00 AM, artists, crafters and food trucks will be set up on the lawn and in the gym of the community center. All proceeds from the event will help fund future community service projects through Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=697325
4. Music at the Villa with Stella Trudel Villa Appalaccia Winery, Floyd Saturday, May 27, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Admission: Free Relax and enjoy some great music along with great wine and food. Stella Trudel is a singer and songwriter who lives in Floyd, Virginia and winters in Canyon Lake, Texas. She is also the lead singer of the band Cocobolo. She loves to sing from the heart and consciously directs her attention and focus to music to see what will unfold. Kids and well-behaved dogs welcome. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707445
5. Jeff Levy in Concert Chateau Morrisette, Floyd Saturday, May 27, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Admission: Free Jeff Levy is a real country, old rock, bluegrass, Americana folk and gospel musician from Radford, VA. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase out of the Hut on Saturday and Sunday. Bringing seating is suggested as the tables fill up fast. Note: Music will cancel if there is inclement weather. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707485
6. 2023 Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad Open House Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, Blacksburg Saturday, May 27, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Admission: Free The Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad presents their 2023 Open House on Saturday, May 27, 2023. See what we do, be social, have fun and enjoy some free food! Get a tour of Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad's ambulances and see some of the special equipment they carry during their technical rescue demonstrations while enjoying free food, cotton candy and face painting. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708076
7. Dark Blue Paradox and Dan Fox in Concert Buffalo Mountain Brewery, Floyd Saturday, May 27, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 PM (Dark Blue Paradox) and 6:00 - 9:00 PM (Dan Fox) Admission: Free Buffalo Mountain Brewery presents Dark Blue Paradox in concert from 1:00-4:00 PM and Dan Fox performing from 6:00-9:00 PM. Dark Blue Paradox is an acoustic-electric duo hailing from Richmond, VA. Dan Fox is a singer and songwriter performing primarily acoustic guitar music including many favorites and originals from a wide variety of genres including folk, rock, country and Americana. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707884
8. Shawsville Ruritans 75th Anniversary Celebration and Ice Cream Social Meadowbrook Center, Shawsville Saturday, May 27, 2023, 2:00 - 4:00 PM Admission: Free The Shawsville Ruritan Club and Meadowbrook Museum presents the Shawsville Ruritan Club's 75th Anniversary Celebration and Ice Cream Social. In addition to free ice cream (complete with toppings), the celebration will feature a "Shawsville Ruritans Through the Years" exhibit curated by the Meadowbrook Museum and music from 1948 and the surrounding period. The Shawsville Ruritan Club was chartered in 1948, making it one of the oldest clubs in the nation. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708095
9. 2023 Youth Film Festival Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg Saturday, May 27, 2023, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Admission: Free Support young filmmakers, both international and local, as The Lyric showcases their films to the New River Valley. Admission is free with a free complimentary popcorn. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708100
10. Ash Devine in Concert Moon Hollow Brewing, Blacksburg Saturday, May 27, 2023, 4:00 - 6:30 PM Admission: Free Award winning songwriter, folk rock musician, caring clown Ash Devine is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville North Carolina. Ash Devine’s folk Fusion style gleans sounds of Appalachian traditional folk, Americana-pop and classic rock. Ash Devine is an accomplished instrumentalist on finger-style and flat pick style guitar and innovative original ukulele picking style. Her breathy and rich vocals are captivating and cathartic, reminiscent of Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young. Ash’s stage presence is dynamic, charismatic and steeped in audience connection and participation. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708091
11. The Salt Pond Pub Summer Kick-Off Party Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke Saturday, May 27, 2023, 5:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Celebrate Summer at Mountain Lake Lodge and kick-off Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy good food, live music from The Untrained Professionals, giveaways, and more. The Untrained Professionals are an acoustic music duo featuring Clinton Scott and Chris Huddle. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=697573
12. High Country Grass in Concert Wildwood Farms General Store, Floyd Saturday, May 27, 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Admission: Free High Country Grass is a bluegrass band that was established in 2014 by founder Charles McMillian. The kitchen will be open until 6:00 PM with a limited menu. The concert will be held inside. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708114
13. Blue Phoenix in Concert Rising Silo Farm Brewery, Blacksburg Saturday, May 27, 2023, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Blue Phoenix is a vibrant band based in Blacksburg, VA that brings together a powerhouse of talented musicians that take you on a musical journey that transcends genres and ignites your soul. From blues to classic rock, americana to jazz, and folk to country, Blue Phoenix masterfully blends these styles to create a unique sound that will keep you grooving all night long. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707873
14. Old Time Dance with The Crooked Road Ramblers Floyd Country Store, Floyd Saturday, May 27, 2023, 7:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: $12.00 The Crooked Road Ramblers are an old-time band from Southwest Virginia, steeped in the traditional music of the Blue Ridge. They have played at the Carter Family Fold, the Wayne Henderson Festival, HoustonFest, The Floyd Country Store & many other venues across Virginia and North Carolina. They have won 1st place in the old-time band category at the Ashe County, Alleghany County, Laurel Bloomery, Fries & Union Grove Fiddlers Convention in addition to a 2nd place finish at the Galax Fiddlers convention. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708079
15. Ian Vest in Concert The Mason Jar at Claytor Lake, Dublin Saturday, May 27, 2023, 7:30 - 10:30 PM Admission: Free Ian Vest is a Southwestern Virginia native, born and raised in rural Floyd County. Music has been his passion from a very young age: singing, learning to play several instruments, and performing in churches. Ian has a throwback style of country music that is reminiscent of those like George Strait and Randy Travis. His original songs are heavily influenced by the experiences in his life, faith in God, family, and pride of country. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707515
16. Timewave Zero in Concert Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd Saturday, May 27, 2023, 8:00 - 11:00 PM Admission: $8.00 This group of all-star musicians hail from the New River Valley, up in the spine of the Appalachians where rock and blues meet to jam, where the mountains meet the sky and raise your spirits high, where psychedelic funk punch is just what’s for breakfast. Timewave Zero music drives crowds straight into the heart of the singularity connect today. With a band name inspired by Terrence Mckenna's i-Ching mathematics and eschatological explorations, TW0 is always at the ready for a live dance music adventure. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=697283
17. A Tribute To The Band's "The Last Waltz" Square 5 Public House, Blacksburg Saturday, May 27, 2023, 8:00 - 11:00 PM Admission: Free Enjoy an evening of music from The Band and their historic 1976 farewell concert "The Last Waltz" featuring an all-star lineup of New River Valley musicians. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708092
18. Lost In Taste Cosmic Comedy Club Lost In Taste, Christiansburg Saturday, May 27, 2023, 9:30 - 11:30 PM Admission: $5.00 Enjoy a night of comedy hosted by Aayush Patodiya with featured comedians Andrew Gustafon, Katherine Rogue and Jordan B. and introducing comedians Garrett Brumfield and Taylor Reschka. For ages 18 and up. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708093
19. Sunday Mountain Music Series Kickoff with Ash Devine Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke Sunday, May 28, 2023, 4:00 - 6:00 PM Admission: Free Stop by Salt Pond Pub every Sunday starting Memorial Day weekend through Sunday, August 20th for live music and delicious food and drinks. Perfect for relaxing with the whole family (furry friends too). Award winning songwriter, folk rock musician, caring clown Ash Devine is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville North Carolina. Ash Devine’s folk Fusion style gleans sounds of Appalachian traditional folk, Americana-pop and classic rock. Ash Devine is an accomplished instrumentalist on finger-style and flat pick style guitar and innovative original ukulele picking style. Her breathy and rich vocals are captivating and cathartic, reminiscent of Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young. Ash’s stage presence is dynamic, charismatic and steeped in audience connection and participation. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=697572
20. The Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs in Concert Palisades Restaurant, Eggleston Sunday, May 28, 2023, 5:00 - 7:30 PM Admission: Free The Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs are a folk(ish)/Americana group hailing from Winston-Salem, NC. Their influences range from Neil Young to Regina Spektor. Blending their unique musical sensibilities, the band seeks to craft an entertaining experience that has a little something for everyone. Reservations are not required, but recommended for dining area seating. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707368
21. 2023 The Murph Workout Challenge Blacksburg Fit Body Bootcamp, Blacksburg Monday, May 29, 2023, 8:00 - 9:30 AM Admission: Free Blacksburg Fit Body Boot Camp is an official host location of The Murph. The Murph is a challenging workout that builds confidence, camaraderie, and honor to all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. Participants can participate in one of three options, the Full Murph, the Full Murph (scaled), or the Half Murph. This workout is about challenging yourself. You can modify the movements however you need to and break apart the total reps in several sets. There is no set time to finish, just the goal to finish. The Full Murph usually takes about one hour and the Half Murph about 30 minutes. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Murph foundation. This year, Blacksburg Fit Body Bootcamp will also be hosting a Kids Lil' Murh at 10:00 AM, open to all ages. The Lil Murph will be a 0.1 mile run, 10 push ups, 20 mountain climbers, 40 body weight squats, followed by another 0.1 mile run. Parents are welcome to participate alongside their child. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708113
22. 2023 Jimmyfest Memorial Day Cruise-In & Cook Out Jones Car Company, Shawsville Monday, May 29, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Admission: Free Jones Car Company presents the 2nd Annual Jimmyfest Memorial Day Cruise-In and Cook Out to celebrate the life of James "Jimmy" Buriak. Classic cruisers, muscle cars, off road SUVs, lifted trucks, euro specialties, and everything in between is welcome. No entry fees or awards, this is just for fun. Jones Car Company will be providing free hot dogs, chips and non-alcoholic beverages. Donations will be gladly accepted for the AWS1 James Buriak Foundation. AWS1 James "Jimmy" Philip Buriak, USN, died 31 August 2021 in a Naval helicopter crash on the coast of San Diego, where he served as a naval aircrewman rescue swimmer (AWS) with HSC-8. The legacy of a hero is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. This foundation was created in the wake of Jimmy’s death as a way to honor him and his memory, but also keep his purpose alive – to help others. Jimmy was a Salem High School graduate. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708096
23. 2023 Memorial Day Ceremony Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin Monday, May 29, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Admission: Free The public is invited and encouraged to attend this tribute to honor and remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation. The keynote speaker for the ceremony will be former Chief Master Sergeant of the US Air Force, Rodney McKinley (US Air Force, Retired). Members of the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery Volunteers will place American flags on all graves prior to the ceremony. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708098
24. 2023 Radford Memorial Day Program Bisset Park, Radford Monday, May 29, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Admission: Free Radford VFW Post 776, American Legion Post 30, the NRV Marine Corps League, the Dublin-Radford Ruritan Club, the Radford News Journal, WRAD AM1460, and WPSK 107.1 presents the 2023 Radford Memorial Day Program. The ceremony includes a speech by the Radford Army Ammunition Plant Commander, a 21-gun salute and music. The Master of Ceremonies is Dana Jackson, the past Commander of American Legion Post 30. The program will serve to remember the veterans of all wars who have sacrificed to serve our country and also the families who have lost loved ones because of those sacrifices. The ceremony will be broadcast on radio across the WRAD Talk Network (101.7 103.5 and 1460 am) as well as streaming live. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708103
25. 2023 Memorial Day Cruise In and Car Show Narrows Fire Department, Narrows Monday, May 29, 2023, 12:00 - 3:00 PM Admission: Free The Narrows Memorial Day Committee presents the 2023 Memorial Day Cruise In and Car Show in the fire department parking lot. Vehicles of all types are welcome and will be on display. There will be a 50/50 raffle and food will be available for purchase. All vehicles are welcome and there is no entry fee for your vehicle to be included. Dash Plagues will be provided by Newberry Ford. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708101
26. Dedication Ceremony for the Field of Honor Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery, Radford Monday, May 29, 2023, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Admission: Free The Radford Noon Rotary Club presents the Dedication Ceremony for the Field of Honor on the grounds of Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery. The event will be the official start of the Field of Honor display of American flags sponsored to honor heroes of all types from service members to individuals who have made an impact on someone’s life. The ceremony will include remarks from multiple members of the community. Master of Ceremonies Dr. Richard Harshberger will lead the program, which will include Mayor David Horton, Radford VFW Commander Gary Harris, Grace Episcopal Church Rector William Yagel, and Virginia Delegate Jason Ballard. A 21-gun salute will be provided by the Dublin American Legion Post 58. The Field of Honor is comprised of flags sponsored by members of the community, and the proceeds will benefit 14 organizations. Those groups include the Radford University Scholarships for Students from Radford High School, Vittles for Vets, the Women’s Resource Center, Beans and Rice and the Glencoe Mansion. The Field of Honor display will be on display from Memorial Day through the 4th of July. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708097
27. Music Road Co Trio in Concert Rock House Marina, Pulaski Monday, May 29, 2023, 2:00 - 5:00 PM Admission: Free Rock House Marina concludes their four-day 2023 Claytor Lake Music Festival featuring the Music Road Co. trio. Music Road Company is a Floyd, VA based band that plays a great music featuring elements of rock, funk, reggae and fun for your dancing and listening pleasure designed to groove and move you. Food will be available for purchase. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707887
28. 2023 Narrows Memorial Day Parade Downtown Narrows, Narrows Monday, May 29, 2023, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Admission: Free The annual Memorial Day Parade will feature floats, bands, cars, trucks, bikes, military & emergency vehicles and more. Following the parade, there will be a Hero's Dinners for all local doctors, nurses, EMTs, fire, rescue, veterans and active duty personnel / members and their families. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708102
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!
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2023.05.27 02:51 Ready_G77 Pensé mi amiga sentía el mismo amor y cariño que yo por ella. Y ahora ni siquiera nos podemos ver

Esta es una Historia algo larga, y realmente en este punto estoy al borde de la locura y no entiendo nada de lo que pasa. Suele ser muy intuitivo y asertivo, pero en lo referente al amor y las relaciones personales soy un desastre desde siempre.
Tratare de armar coherentemente la trama o historia, espero lograrlo. Mi EX mejor amiga y yo nos conocemos desde alrededor de 10 años, en los cuales por circunstancias del destino nos fuimos encontrando, uniendo y separando en nuestros caminos. En realidad solíamos ser personas que nos gustaba hacer muchas actividades parecidas y coincidíamos en campamentos y actividades en la playa. En este periodo de conocernos ella ha tenido 3 relaciones formales y yo 2 aunque las mías algo cortas.
Entre sus diferentes problemas en pareja y mi vida en solitario, encontramos a través de esos años momentos donde nos hicimos compañía y nos ayudamos. De hecho una de sus parejas me odiaba pues ella siempre se refugiaba en mi cuando quería tener espacio o quería paz. Yo por mi caso siempre pensé era una chica muy atractiva y de muy buen corazon. De hecho en un inicio la considere como una posible conquista, pero era tanta la química y el buen equipo que hacíamos que desistí de eso sin darme cuenta. Éramos de esos amigos que nos invitábamos alternadamente, o sea ella me invitaba 1 vez y la siguiente era yo quien la invitaba, era como un acuerdo no escrito.
Cuando se puso con su ultima pareja, ella cambio bastante pero entendí que ella pues buscaba ya formalizar y hacer todo para tener una familia. Obviamente me sentí relegado y hasta cierto punto celoso, pero yo no era competencia contra su nuevo novio, hablando desde el punto de vista económico y de posibilidades, aunque ocasionalmente me visitaba agobiada y algunas veces me conto los múltiples problemas por el carácter de su nueva pareja, pero nunca lo dejaba decía ella por la presión social de estar con lo que las mujeres a su alrededor llamaban un "buen partido", yo, como hombre practico y sencillo no entendía por que quedarse con un hombre que no te hace feliz y solo te hace llorar.
A finales de 2022, termino con esta persona. Yo ajeno a toda la problemática que ella tenia realmente en su relación, tenia tiempo al margen pues me recriminada el hecho de estar preocupado y enamorándome de ella, cuando parecía ella estaría atada a esta persona para siempre.
Empezando 2023 vino su cumpleaños, yo pensando tendría una fiesta con su pareja y amigos de ellos, no sabia ella estaba sola y no tenia quien pasara con ella su cumpleaños. En cuanto la mande felicitar y supe estaría sola, la invite a mi casa y le prepare una rica cena, tal vez no gourmet pero con mucho amor. Ella muy dolida por su reciente ruptura y el maltrato recibido, empezó a contarme realmente lo que vivió en esa relación, y aunque no fueron golpes hubo mucho abuso verbal y el peligro latente de que recibiera un golpe por parte de su pareja.
Yo me sentí con el corazon destrozado al ver todo lo que paso, trate los siguientes meses estar ahí para ella, animarla, cuidarla, apoyarla en su mudanza. Nos quedábamos hasta tarde viendo series en su cama, platicábamos mucho, y ella lloraba mucho en mi pecho. Yo sin quererlo empecé a sentir ese cariño que no es sexual pero tampoco platónico, una especie de querer estar ahí para protegerla y cuidar si integridad a costa de lo que fuera. Sabia que se malpasaba, así que iba a su negocio con comida que yo preparaba para ella para que comiera. Y en este punto déjenme aclarar que yo entiendo que todo eso no me hace merecedor o la obliga a ella a corresponderme, yo tenia mas que claro que ella no me veía con esos ojos de amor como para una pareja, y yo estaba bien con eso. Se en el amor no se manda y se también que el amor es un acto de Fe y no un intercambio justo de atenciones.
Pero aquí es donde la cosa se puso loca, no se si ella se harto de mi, no se si dije algo que la molesto, no se si le empezaron a decir que si éramos pareja por que íbamos a muchas partes juntos, de repente algo cambio en ella y yo como tonto enamorado pues dije, ¿Qué estoy haciendo mal?, ¿deje de tener alguna atención hacia ella? Solo tengo extractos de realidad o percepciones de lo que yo considero la realidad o verdad.... La verdad ocupo que me digan que tengo algún punto coherente o si en verdad me volví loco.....
Un día la invite a desayunar y rato después me aviso que no podría, pues tenia un compromiso que había agendado que olvido. Yo ya tenia casi todo listo (debo aclarar soy buen cocinero). Entonces con casi todo hecho opte por llevarle en recipientes un poco de cada cosa que había preparado y se la deje en la puerta de su cancel o reja de entrada colgado con una nota. A la hora o mas de ese día, ella subió una historia donde presume que su mejor amigo era un ángel (o sea yo) que le prepare un delicioso desayuno y como ella tenia compromiso me tome la molestia de llevárselo. Me sentí como la mejor persona del universo, fue un gesto tan lindo y ese reconocimiento me lleno de amor. Y empezó a decirme constantemente que me AMABA, también estoy consiente y quiero aclarar que yo entendía que no lo decía de manera romántica o de pareja, pero me hacia muy feliz. ¡Pensé yo!, si no puedo ser su pareja, seré el mejor amigo del mundo.
A veces la intuición te trata de decir algo, y tu te convences que solo estas siendo paranoico, sentí yo que ella empezó a distanciarse, a ser algo fría; y como mi ayuda en su negocio era constante, creo lo dio por hecho y hasta lo menosprecio. Empecé a decirme, soy muy encimoso, no te ocupa y tu estas de terco ahí, y en un periodo muy corto de tiempo yo varias veces sin decirle, me propuse ya no ir o ya no buscarle, pues notaba que ella ya no me buscaba como antes, o sea 1 vez yo, 1 vez ella, ahora solo era yo tras de ella. Pero esto es lo que me enloquece, apenas tomaba esa decisión de no buscarla mas e iba a hacer algo diferente en mi día o mi semana. Y no tardaba ni 1 hora en buscarme, yo realmente me decía, que es esto por que cada que yo decido alejarme sin decirle nada ella pareciera lo sabe y me llama de nuevo para no perderme. Y no les miento pero yo sentía como si en algún nivel tuviéramos esa comunicación fuera del espacio tiempo y eso me detenía, yo decía es imposible ella sepa lo que yo decidí, y aun hoy es algo que no logro comprender.
Hubo en este ultimo periodo unas situaciones que me fueron despertando, y aun hoy me cuesta trabajo pensar ella lo haya hecho a propósito, pero fueron cosas que me fueron lastimando y haciendo sentir menos. En este punto ya no se si exagero o si soy coherente. Apreciaría un punto de vista ecuánime y neutral.
Ella me comentaba mis estados, me comentaba en redes sociales, y yo hacia lo mismo, de repente todo paro, y note que ya no veía sus estados en mensajería, no le di importancia pero me pareció curioso, en redes sociales como interactuábamos mucho siempre me llegaba a mi correo cuando publicaba algo nuevo, de repente todo paro. Me sonó en mi cabeza, pero fue como algo raro pero sin importancia. Lo curioso fue que de repente publico algo como "Hay temporadas donde publico mil memes al día, y otras donde no publico nada en meses". En ese momento no lo razone, pero fue como si mi subconsciente hubiera dicho "Aquí huele a gato encerrado". Y entonces, aclaro que me será difícil poner en orden lo que paso, pero enumerare en orden las situaciones que me empezaron a crear dudas y tristeza.
Sus días de trabajo mas pesado son en fin de semana, y un día sabia ella tenia un día de locos y sabia casi con seguridad no había comido bien y estaría muerta de hambre, así que me apresure a preparar en mi casa una ensalada que me sale muy rica, le lleve 3 recipientes para si quería compartir con alguna de sus empleadas, pero ella tenia todo el día sin comer y muy alegre me recibió y cuando le di la comida la vi contenta. Se acabo 2 de 3 y compartió 1. Lo triste cuando se aparto un poco de su negocio para fumarse un cigarro, me mira y con una mirada y extraña, me dijo: ¡Te pasas de bueno!. fue algo que me calo hondo por que no lo dijo agradecida o feliz, lo dijo como con pesadez, con enojo, hartazgo. No pude descifrarlo pero no fue como un cumplido, pero me dije, seguramente esta agotada y no le salió con animo.
Otro día después de su trabajo que la llevo a su casa, se agarra llorando y diciendo que es mala amiga, que yo siempre estoy para ella, que ella siempre me tiene para sus problemas y que ella no esta para mi. Y en ese momento no hace click su sentir ni por que me dice eso. Yo solo le digo, estas en una mala racha, ya vendrá tu temporada buena y podrás pagarme todo lo que me debes y me rio. (aunque ahora imagino se sentía mal por saber que no le interesaba mi vida y retribuir mis atenciones, mas ahora ya no se).
En otro momento yo siempre he sido pajaro madrugador, por lo que yo desde temprano mando mis saludos y pendientes a mis contactos, familia o amigos. Por eso no todos los días pero si la mayoría de los días, le enviaba saludos deseándole excelente día y algún video que me parecía interesante compartir, le compartí un video de un referente a Gasligting, referente a su relación pasada que me pareció interesante compartir. Ni siquiera vio el video completo, vio solo el inicio donde dice que hoy en día hasta por mensajes se puede realizar esa condición y ella asumió que yo le estaba reclamando su desinterés y poca atención en nuestra amistad. Yo incrédulo y ajeno a esa interpretación, me reia pensando bromeaba, pero me dijo egoísta y casi casi poco hombre al no decirle las cosas directamente y que le mandaba videos. Y yo no me la creía, pero ahora pienso que ella sentía esa culpa, y solo se puso el saco sin ponerse a ver todo el video. Al final y para no hacerlo mas largo, tuve que buscarla yo, para que me ofreciera unas semi-disculpas que pues fue por que tenia mucho stress y problemas.
Volviendo a las publicaciones, pues sentía extraño no ver Estados ni publicaciones, curiosamente una amistad en común me pidió revisara su teléfono y enviara una información a un contacto en Whats, busque el archivo y al compartirlo empecé a teclear el nombre de esa persona y como coincidía el inicio con mi amiga veo que aparece alrededor de su foto de perfil, aviso de nuevo Estado, vi su estado nuevo y abrí mi cel y me di cuenta yo no podía ver sus estados.... Se que parece una estupidez, pero me sentí fatal y me pregunte ¿Por que? Ya no quiere saber de mi, ¿le molesta yo sea su amigo? ¿Le molesta le comente sus estados mientras quien realmente le interesa no lo hace?
Amigos tendre que luego continuar, esto esta muy largo y emocionalmente cansado, Espero continuar el Domingo con calma
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2023.05.27 00:00 Saschoe I wrote a 10 page Goblin Essay for my English Teacher

As part of my last semester of English class, I wanted to give my teacher a little trip into the teenage minds of the United States. Since our textbooks aren't the newest anyway, and Tyler was still 18 or so at the time of Goblin (I think I got a little confused with the age), I thought this would probably give this album the best opportunity. It's clear that I didn't include some obvious passages in Tron Cat, but he probably listened to the album himself for that.
He liked the music.
Now the real professionals can have fun with the essay...


Goblin (2011) by Tyler, the Creator
Tyler, The Creator, also known as Tyler Okonma is a US-hip-hop artist, who already entered the branch at a very young age and is know world famous for works like Flower Boy or IGOR. One detail in his albums, which made him so famous is his shifting between different, well-structured personalities, who all tell different stories. But his origin where he began is lesser known or recognized, even by the best informed hip-hop-heads in the scene. Tyler’s first mixtape “Bastard” was published in 2009, when he was just 17 and already recorded, when he turned 16/17. His second album “Goblin”, the follow-up story to “Bastard” was published roundabout 2 years later. During the recording sessions, Okonma was around 18-19 years old. “Goblin” became his debut studio album and earned the MTV Music Award for “Best new Artist” in 2011. In retrospect, many fans say, that this is not his best album due to the fact, that he wasn’t that good at making music at that time, but I think that’s the reason why the album shouldn’t be ignored. All tracks are only written and produced by Tyler himself. He was the universal mind behind his projects and led all by himself – something not many artists do today.
The Album contains 15 Tracks plus 3 additional bonus tracks. The story sets in after the first therapy session, Tyler had with Dr. TC who is the school psychiatrist. Tyler was sentenced for multiple sessions, the first one being told in “Bastard” and the second one now in “Goblin”. Dr. TC can be recognized by his low pitched voice. Tyler himself is performing as three different persons in this album: Tyler, Wolf and Sam. Context to them is given during the second track “Yonkers”. Who also can be heard on the album are members from Tyler’s Gang Odd Future Wolf Gang (better known as Odd Future or short OF) Frank Ocean, Hodgy, Jasper, Taco, Domo Genisis and Mike G.

Track No.01 – Goblin

Goblin is the title track for the Album and leads us into the therapy by a short monolog of Dr. TC, saying “You wouldn't do that Tyler, kill yourself or anyone. You don't even have the balls to begin with. What you need is me, someone to talk to, uh, it's been a while since our last session. So, tell me what's been going on”.
Tyler starts his verse with very aggressive wording, paired with silent and long stretched melodies, which are very contrary to his emphasis. “I'm not a fucking role model. I'm a 19-year-old fucking emotional coaster with pipe dreams” gives us the listener an impression on how Tyler portrays himself to Dr. TC and other people. With lines like “The devil doesn't wear Prada, I'm clearly in a fucking white tee” he states very clearly, that he himself sees his person as bad and harmful, like the devil.
After his rap part, Okonma and Dr. TC have a short dialogue, in which Tyler questions his appearance. "Okay, you guys caught me, I'm not a fucking rapist or serial killer, I lied". Dr. TC answers with "You know, you just want attention, you'll be fine" and Tyler says "I try too hard, huh?" on what Dr. TC ends with "No, you don't". Dr. TC now asks Tyler how his trip to New York went, which leads us to the next Track.

Track No.02 – Yonkers

Yonkers is a city in the US state of New York. It often refers to itself as being the founding city for golfclubs in the USA. The track portrays the clash between him and Wolf. Tyler often told Dr. TC, that he wants to kill himself and Wolf, but as we heard in the intro track Goblin, Dr. TC thinks, that Tyler is not brave enough to kill himself or anyone else. Also Sam, the third person that is mentioned in this Song want’s to kill Wolf too for stealing a girl he had an eye on, underlining Wolf’s aggressive appearance we have in this track, because it’s only performed through Wolf’s perspective. “I'm Wolf, Tyler put this fuckin' knife in my hand. I'm Wolf, Ace gon' put that fuckin' hole in my head”. Wolf can be seen in the whole album as the cool and very aggressive guy, who is often at the skatepark, talking about his insanity and hurting or killing people.
“This ain't no V. Tech shit, or Columbine, but after bowling, I went home for some damn Adventure Time” is referencing to the famous Virginia Tech shooting and Michael Moore’s documentary Bowling for Columbine with Wolf telling, that he is potentially build the same to go “bowling”. Other lines like “stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus and won't stop until the cops come in” follow the same shock effect. Wolf calls himself a “walkin' paradox, no, I'm not” which itself is again a paradox. He also has a lack of emotional empathy and tells his friend Syd to shut up and meet his therapist, because he is good at listening – a very important line for the later plot. “Jesus called, he said he's sick of the disses. I told him to quit bitchin', this isn't a fuckin' hotline” reveals Tyler’s religious believes, because all members of Odd Future are atheists, except for Frank Ocean.
With this track, Tyler earned the MTV Music Award for “Best new Artist” in 2011. The song caused a lot for attention for his music video where Tyler can be seen vomiting and eating a living cockroach.

Track No.03 – Radicals

Radicals displays Tyler’s “fuck everything”-mentality with himself turning himself into an extremely radical person, which is no wonder after we heard the first two tracks of the album. But this Radicals is going one step further.
The Track begins with the following disclaimer: “Random disclaimer! Hey, don't do anything that I say in this song, okay? It's fucking fiction! If anything happens, don't fucking blame me White America, fuck Bill O'Reilly”. Tyler is again referencing to the Columbine shooting, where Bill O'Reilly, a famous FOX News Reporter at that time, blamed musicians like Marylin Manson for radicalism and school shootings in the youth. Marylin Manson was also interviewed by Michael Moore and speaks himself out against gun violence.
In the refrain Tyler is chanting the words “Kill people, burn shit, fuck school. I'm fucking radical, n*gga, I'm fucking radical” over and over again, underlining his aggressive style and building a metaphor for youth radicalism, at that time a heavily discussed topic and widespread phenomenon in the USA. With the line “I ain't got no motherfucking daddy, he ain't teach me shit. Child support ain't come, that faggot still ain't bought me anything”, Tyler is mentioning the disappearance of his father, when he was a child, a problem that will come up many times again on the album and which also shaped his career and topics, he is rapping about.
After almost four minutes of radical combat announcements, the beat, flow and topic suddenly change: “I'm not saying just to go out and do some stupid shit, commit crimes. What I'm trying to tell you is: Do what the fuck you want”. After more minutes of appeals to his listeners to be free and doing the things, they want do instead of being captured in their everyday live – a appeal that can may be interpreted as radical, Dr. TC makes an appearance again and weaves Tyler back to reality, saying “You gotta let these shits go, man. It's not making sense to you right now […] getting too old for this shit, man, you gotta grow out of it. […] You gotta look at reality, understand that shit, so you don't get caught. I'm just being real” to which Tyler answers with “N*gga, fuck you”. Dr. TC explains himself, that he just wants to help Tyler but after that the rapper gives a very “radical” statement about maturing and tells the doctor “Look, I mature day after day, nigga, you don't know shit, you're a fucking therapist”.
Tyler often spoke out against a society of forcing people to mature and instead wants to help everybody to mature by themselves instead of getting them to therapy, like he has now with Dr. TC. The track becomes a parable and gives us both extremes of Tyler by first showing his one radical site, which tells the listener to kill people and don’t care about school but then turning into a whole new radical, that gets more content about maturing and adolescence for US teens, written by a teen himself, which makes the track quite impressive and very self-reflective about Tyler’s actions.

Track No.04 – She

She is the most known track of the album, that Tyler made, this time together with his friend Frank Ocean.
In the first verse, Frank tells us a story about a new girl, that moved on the block, called Raquel and that he fell into a relationship with her, but suddenly things change. This night, when Frank slept at her place, he saw a stalker, that somehow got into the room and sliced his back with a ninja sword. “A sword sliced the air, I pulled out the na-na. Rolled off the bed, then shot back, pow-pow”. Frank shoots back with his glock, but didn’t hit him, only to see him run away like: “Looked out the glass, seen him sprintin' on the grass: A real ninja, with the blade and the mask”. “If that's your ex, you should probably own a pistol” is the last advice, that Frank can give to Raquel before he ends his verse.
“The blinds wide open so he can see you in the dark when you're sleepin'! […] You're sleeping alone in bed, but check your window. He's at your window!” is sung by Frank in the refrain. It’s an urgent request to Raquel to take care of herself, because a stalker could be dangerous for her. But let the stalker himself talk.
The second verse now is shared from Wolf’s perspective. With “Night light hits off, turnin' kisses to bites. I'm a down to Earth n*gga with intentions that's right” Tyler introduces us to the scene, his imagination what is happening, when no one is at her place, giving a small hint to the next track Transylvania. He also asks the girl to go out with him to the lake, also a hint to the eleventh track Analog, where he prepares a meetup with the girl at the mentioned lake.
In the third verse, the track reaches its highlight. The line “One, two; you're the girl that I want. Three, four, five, six, seven – shit. Eight is the bullets if you say no after all this” is a pretaste of what will happen with Raquel if she declines Wolf’s offer. Tyler uses one of his most famous personal stylistic devices by starting with a harmless nursery rhyme and mixing it with gruesome and dark themes like necrophilia in lines like “I just wanna drag your lifeless body to the forest and fornicate with it, but that's because I'm in love with you, cunt”, which then again switch up to Wolf, expressing his more human side and talking about an interpersonal relationship, that he want’s to build up with the girl.
The second and third verse underline the “paradox”, that wolf called himself by unforeseen switches between falling in love with Raquel but then turning insane and fantasizing about killing her just to eventually turn back to thoughts about love and a relationship.

Track No.05 – Transylvania

Now after all that intense of a storytelling, Wolf is comparing himself to Dracula in the track Transylvania. With lines like “I’m Dracula, bitch” and “'Til I grab them throats and start smacking them shits” Wolf is comparing his aggressions to the prince of darkness, who also kidnapped women in his earlier stories. “She keeps sending me garlic! How many times I gotta tell her I’m allergic? ” is another detail about vampires, in which he sees as a parallel to himself. “I don’t want a bride, I just want bone marrow” an allusion to Bram Stokers original novel where Dracula kept three female vampires in his castle called Brides of Dracula.

Track No.06 – Nightmare

After these insane outriggers by Wolf, we come back to the therapy and Dr. TC asks Tyler, which Problems he has and how his life is going downhill now. The Track starts with “So, you tell me that everything just isn't going well. Well, first off...” by Dr. TC. A very important detail here is, the beginning of the second sentence, which is also spoken by Dr. TC (a hint for the later plot) and immediately leads to Tyler’s first verse.
In lines like “My only problem is death” he falls into existentialistic dilemmas and reveals his worst fears to Dr. TC. “Fuck heaven, I ain't showing no religion respect” is another harsh statement about Tyler’s atheistic lifestyle and beliefs. “When I was younger, I would smile a lot. I'm getting older, getting bolder, but a wiser top. Now I'm drunk driving, lap's full of Budweiser tops. Life is a movie and you're just a prop”. Tyler is less and less caring for the people around him and starts losing control over his moral, which he had back then, when he was younger and much happier. In “Love? I don't get none, that's why I'm so hostile to the kids that get some. My father called me to tell me he loved me - I'd have a better chance of getting Taylor Swift to fuck me " Tyler is trying to explain his hostility against the other kids he hangs with and gives an ridiculous example, how unlikely it is, that his father would get in contact with him. During therapy conversations, Tyler often refers to both these problems, his depression and the loose of his father.
Dr. TC is working as a waking mechanism for Tyler to question himself, building up a more and more close up relation between them. “Ignorant as fuck, offend people for the hell of it, because I am the devil, fucker, get on my level” is now a correlation to the heaven mention in the beginning, presenting how he is only moving in the extreme ends that the religious afterlife offers and mocking them. One of the most depressing line in the track is “I won't feel the feelings I be feeling when I'm sobered up”, when you think about the fact, that he was just becoming an adult at this time and still has his life ahead of him. “One ear I got kids screaming, ‘O.F. is the best’. The other ear I got Tron Cat, asking where the bullets and the bombs at so I can kill these levels of stress, shit” OF a reference for his hip hop group Odd Future and Tron Cat is a new introduced inner voice of Tyler, which tells him to go insane like Wolf does by asking Tyler like a hypothetical question about arming himself with weapons and bombs. Tron Cat will be introduced more in the following track Tron Cat.
Tyler ends his third verse with “Ain't kill myself yet, and I already want my life back”. He wants to go back to the life he originally had without all the interviews, shows etc. and just enjoy being a kid so his old life is metaphorically “dead” which goes along with wanting to kill himself as well. He starts to lose control again and Dr. TC asks him what happened, to which Tyler answers with “it's like I'm a different person at times. Sometimes I'm fucking mad, sometimes I'm not. It's like I got a fucking voice in my head telling me to do all this fucked up shit, man. He tells me to do this shit, that I don't wanna fucking do”. Dr. TC asks for the person’s name and Tyler answers with “Tron Cat” which just leads us to the next track.

Track No.07 – Tron Cat

The seventh track of the album gives us a deep look into the behaviour of Tron Cat. The term cat is very important for the beginning of the track because Tron Cat’s name is an oxymoron, paradox like Tyler mentioned his whole personality is, in Radicals.
The Track starts with an innocent la-la singing and abruptly switches into a deep screaming. “You got a fucking death wish? I'm a genie, it'll get done. Nice to meet you, but it's more pleasant to eat you” are just the harmless thoughts by Tron Cat. Which power he possesses can be heard in the line “I'm Tyler, The Creature”, which shows, that Tron Cat has the ability to control Tyler’s whole person and not just talk into his thoughts as Tyler said in Nightmare. He is a real problem for Tylers sanity and brings up extreme thoughts about violence and Harassment.
“What the fuck? I... I'm speechless […] Shit, Tyler, you're gonna need some help” is Dr. TCs reaction to Tron Cat’s introduction in the therapy. I don’t want to get too deep into Tron Cat’s thoughts will leave it to each himself to listen to this track. Dr. TC moves on to the next topic and asks Tyler the following question: “fuck it, different subject. How's that girl you were telling me about?”. Yes we go back to Raquel, the girl we already know from the track She.

Track No.08 – Her

In this track, we see Tyler falling back in this paradox and bipolar behaviour, with now becoming harmless again after his very extreme Incendiary-like revelation.
It’s the first time, that Tyler shows real affection for a girl. Throughout the whole track the use of repetition as a stylistic device, gives the verses a constant flow, starting over and over with the line “it’s this girl!”, showing how euphoric he is, when he talks about Raquel. “We talk every night, she cry to me about her guy”, refers to Frank, who is currently in a relationship with her. As the track moves on we find out, that he has much contact to her on Facebook and is video chatting with her, very common in his age and that Tyler also feels invited to her “world of privacy” when chatting with Raquel. When rapping “I see her in class. Not really, two doors down, but anytime that I pass to take a piss in a stall, I picture us in the hall”, Tyler is letting his imagination run free and is imagining himself with her in the school, they both visit. Another line like “I know, to y'all, I come off as rough; but I'm the nicest to her and I just want to concur, a relation. I want the cheesy dates at the movies and stupid walks at the beach”, is again an allusion to Tylers alter egos and his bipolar disorder, the conflict with Tron Cat.
We find out that the relationship between Raquel and Frank, who he is now calling “Mr. Faggot” isn’t going very well: “Things are looking great […] Last time we talked, she said that her relationship was rocky. Now that Mr. Faggot's gone, there's no one that can stop me” but our tragic protagonist is not going to fulfil his wishes of love, because as the track moves on, Tyler tells us “Next day, metro's taking me home. I see her in the cut at Wendy's, she's not alone. Who's that guy? Wait, why the fuck he 'bout to kiss her? Come to find out, she got back with her n*gga.“

Track No.09 – Sandwitches

The Track Sandwitches is not really that important for the storyline between Tyler and his therapist Dr. TC, but gives the listener a deeper look inside the hard rap style of his gang Odd Future, performing together with is long-time friend and gang member Hodgy, who is now the second heard feature on the album after Frank Ocean.

Track No.10 – Fish

The title of the track is an extended metaphor which compares picking up girls with fishing, which possibly derived from the popular “many fish in the sea” metaphor. Tyler expresses his love and tension but also different problems, he has with “annoying women”.

Track No.11 – Analog

Coming back to the story, as teased in the track She, Tyler is now inviting the girl Raquel, about who he is gushing so much in Her, and wants to share a good time with her, talking about, what they could do, if she is getting along with him and drops Frank for him.
“We could count the shooting stars, well could you meet me by the lake? Summer never has to end with me” is a very catchy description of how they can spend their summer time together, but Tyler is seemingly being fine with this style. It differs extremely from the other other tracks and is again pointing to his extreme personality disorder, making the listener uncomfortable considering how it can drag others into dangerous situations with its mood swings.
In the first verse, we got Tyler’s friend Hodgy, bragging about his girl and how they spend the, already teased “never ending summer” together. He gives a short hint into this summer time with the line “I'm give it to her, she wants that summer time. I'm give it like no other cause she knows I'm hers. Damn right she's mine, we both know it. So when we separate everything fine, her phone ringin' in her purse” and calling himself “her n*gga, n*gga”. Following to that, Hodgy goes shopping and clubbing at Venice Beach and transitions over into the hook, which is sung by Tyler again. Tylers verse fell short in this track, only rapping four bars, that give us a very unsettling feeling again.
“I packed a couple sandwiches inside that basket”, yes Tyler prepared a package for a nice day at the lake but mystery unfolds, after he says “brought some extra towels if anyone was asking”, which might or might not be a hint on, what Tron Cat is planning to do with the girl, when they meet at the lake. After that, Tyler falls back into his lovely imagination and wants to do something with the girl, that’s “beyond what we both can imagine”. The track ends with a repetitive outro of Tyler saying “Watch the sunset, we can watch the sunset” and then closing the track with the words “Look, you know, the water's pretty deep, let's go to sleep”. A happy or not so happy ending to his date at the Lake.

Track No.12 – B.S.D.

B.S.D. features both fellow Odd Future members Jasper and Taco, or as Jasper told us in the intro: “Three icy ass n*ggas from Odd Future doin' some crazy shit” and yes “By the way, we do punch bitches”.
Like Sandwitches and Fish, B.S.D. doesn’t suit the story of Goblin that much and is rather a gate to the mind of Odd Future’s mindset and gets the young teens flexing with money and jewellery in lines like “See my neck? Iced the fuck out. I'm getting money, n*gga”.
In the outro, the track gets a twist again. The beat stops and we hear Jasper and Taco getting shot and killed by Tyler, which leads us just to the next and maybe most important track of the album.

Track No.13 – Window

Now we get to the retarding momentum. Dr. TC introduces us into the Track Window with the words “Tyler, we, ah, I know it's short notice, but I brought all your friends here. For some reason, I couldn't get a hold of Taco and Jasper, but I just brought all your friends here to talk to you, because they're really worried about you I thought it would be better if, they could talk to you”. the mention of Taco and Jasper refers of course to the end of B.S.D. where Tyler kills his two Odd Future friends, which is why they could not be invited by Dr. TC now. Everyone of Tyler’s friends opens up a “window” to their lives, show Tyler what is important to them and try to convince them of their ideas to move on. The track is with 8 minutes the longest track on the album and I think the best way to make yourself a picture from it is by listening to the album by yourself, but I just want to make a short personal comment about this track, because it’s one of the best storytelling tracks I’ve ever heard and the fact that these people were just my age when doing this is very impressive.
I want to give short summaries about everybody’s verse on this track, starting with Domo Genisis. “It was all a dream, I used to read ‘Complex’ magazines” is the starting line in his verse. He talks very extensively about consuming weed and fyling from city to city, asking the listener “Where we at? We on top of the world, where we at?”
Frank Ocean’s introduction into his part is just perfect. “And five minutes from suicide, I biked it to the park” mentions his suicidal thoughts after suffering through hurricane Katrina and how Odd Future saved his life, by giving him a new meaning and gang to be around him, possibly teasing to Tyler, that Frank almost went exactly the same way, Tyler want’s to now and stop him from doing so. “All was gray, all was gray, Frankie had the blues in fact […] Teenage males, couldn't tell I was going through it” refers to his comeback to New Orleans after the strike of hurricane Katrina and finding his home and studio completely destroyed with nothing left to use from. Frank also has answer to Domo’s question “where we at”, which he replies to with “Deep inside the ear canals of Bill O'Reilly's daughter, that's where I'm at” again hinting to the FOX reporter and now telling, that his own daughter is listening to the music, he says is motivating gun violence and terrorism. After that he ends his verse with the same question as Domo, asking his gang “Now, where we at? Where we at? Wolf Gang, where we at?”
The third verse, now by Hodgy, alludes to the maturing of Odd Future “No longer, but we were in premature, immature” and how he is also consuming grass for a particular reason: “Hell yeah, I smoke weed 'cause I like to go green”. Hodgy again ends his part with the question “Where we at? Where we at?” and answers it with “We on top of the world, on top of the world”.
Mike G explains to Tyler how far they have now made it with Odd Future. "And too often they think that they could stop me. Now every show we makin' half a Maserati". Mike sees a change in his life, how the enemies of the past can now only marvel at the success Tyler and his group have to offer. Mike sees a destiny in the fact that he now sees everything in front of him that they told him then he would never have, confirming Hodgy's statement that they are now on top of the world, having reached their horizon. "Now it's gold Rolex's if they try to clock me" is of course a pun on watches and the Rolex brand, which generally stands for high wealth. "They say life switches pace when you got shit made. So I'm just tryna get paid, don't you remember the days when your dreams were the only thing that kept you sane?" Mike G reminds Tyler of the hard times when dreams were the only thing that kept you sane, to keep going no matter what. But Tyler has to realize that they've finally managed to get out of the muck of yesteryear, and so Mike G also ends his verse by saying "Where we at, n*gga? Where we at, n*gga? Uh, we on top of the world, on top of the world".
Now follows Tyler’s part and we get feedback on how well his friends influenced him on his depression and suicidal thoughts but signs are not looking good for our protagonist. “Where the fuck we at, man? Y'all niggas don't know me, huh. Where we at?” mocks the question of before and sounds more serious, than his friends because he actually wants to know, where he is right now. His friends don't know him and Tyler, as you could hear at the beginning, is afraid to open up and as he now gradually completes the final transitions to his total decline into madness in his part. “Down to fucking Earth, huh? Fuck everybody” is his reaction to his friends making irrational, unrealistic, unreasonable and impractical verses that don’t suit him. With “My window is a book, and I'm a fucking crook. Stealing phones to call home, but the line is off the hook” Tyler openly talks about his loose of contact with his family and how everybody can watch his emotional downfall if he wants to. “Look, you can't stop me, I'm going full Monty. Fuck that, I'm Hitler, everyone's a fucking Nazi” is a very raw and cynical comparison on the base, that everybody is just his follower. “When I'm on that stage, I feel important. A whole fucking assortment of children that's taking Ritalin because the teacher said that the therapist wasn't feeling him. You gotta be fucking kidding me”. Tyler speaks openly, as he did in Goblin, about the fact that only the stage makes him happy and that he has become addicted to Ritalin in the meantime - another tragic case to be despised at such a young age. “In school, I was a zero, now I'm every boy's hero, and they fear it. You can hear it when that little fuck is reciting my lyrics” describes the transition Tyler made over the years, how everybody turned in and stopped hating him for his creative ambitions but all that is not enough and so the tragic highlight begins with words “Cheer it, dead parents everywhere, it's smelling like teen spirit. Okay, fuck it, Elvis has left the building”.
After this, a 100 second misery follows, how Tyler now shoots all his friends to death and after his murderous freakout is beckoned back to reality by Dr.TC and only now becomes aware of his deeds and suffers an emotional breakdown - all this accompanied by the constantly repeating instrumental in the background, which in my opinion is the crucial point to complete this audio-visual environment. Dr. TC tries to calm him down and make him feel comfortable again: “You're in your good space with me. We'll figure all of this out. You don't have to worry about a thing” and so the story of Window comes to an end.

Track No.14 – AU79

AU79 is the first instrumental track on the album. AU is the short form for gold in the periodic table and 79 is the number of protons. This name gives us a hint for the last track Golden and puts a space between the events of Window and the end of the therapy session.

Track No.15 – Golden

In Golden, we can hear one last dialogue between Dr. TC and Tyler to end the session and with it the album. Dr. TC starts in the track with “Tyler, you... obviously have some fucking problems and, this— This is... This is the end of this session. Let's... Anything else you've gotta say?” to which Tyler answers with many different problems, which he has addressed on his journey, such as his gang.
“My friends are turning into opposites, because my life is turning into opposite” is a short summary on his relationship to his friends and how it changed over time. Tyler says “I'm missing my only friend” and Dr. TC answers with “You have everyone around you. You have thirty meetings a day. I don't see what it is. I mean, you— you act like you don't have anyone to talk to. I'm here for you. I'm your friend” and is visibly confused by the words of his patient, because he can’t get himself into his situation and so tension starts to rise. Tyler begins to question about his mother, why she didn’t abort him and we had to become the self-called “Bastard”, that he is today, but Dr. TC doesn’t know what to answer and so The dialogue between TC and Tyler is getting more and more strained. TC tries to tell Tyler, that he is living the time of his life and that he wishes to be that free in his age. Tyler just answers with “Fuck that, fuck all this shit!” and “You don’t help me with shit! I killed my fucking friends”. Dr. TC calls in security and Tyler yells, that he isn’t going insane but that he morphed into a table “And I’m not even human, I’m a body-shaped demon” brings us back to the beginning of the album, where Tyler already told us, that he can be compared to Satan. After a bit of mess between Tyler, the security and a nurse who gives him “two doses” it finally happens:
Dr. TC causes the house of cards to collapse. He explains the whole situation to Tyler. Dr. TC - our accompanying psychiatrist; Tron Cat - Tyler's crazy alter ego; Wolf Haley - Tyler's best friend with a tendency to snap, who Tyler wanted to kill; and Sam - Tyler's other friend, who was very shy and reserved, but had murder fantasies about Wolf: None of them are real. “The person that gave a fuck was me. See, you’re not going crazy... It’s me, I’m your best friend, Tyler. I know everything. I know everything about you. You’ve been helping yourself this whole time. Your friends? They’re just figments of your imagination. Dr. TC... See, Tyler, I’m your conscience. I’m Tron Cat... I’m Sam... I’m Wolf Haley...” After this, the case about Dr. TC, or better Tyler’s Conscience is closed, the album ends with a Cliff-hanger and the story of Goblin is over.
This plot was often teased during the album, for example in tracks like Yonkers, where Tyler tells his friend Syd, to shut up but then says, that he knows a great listener, his therapist, which was again a paradox move by Tyler. Also, in Nightmare Dr. TC says that “everything isn’t just going well”, just to then immediately transfer over to Tyler’s rap part without even having a real transition – a hint for, how Tyler is switching through his personalities all the time.

Conclusion

Goblin is the continuation of a unique story of a teenager who is in the process of finding his place in the world and has to deal with personality disorders, problems at home, betrayal and depression at an early age. We observe an eternal struggle of suffering, which reminds us again and again what consequences of such mental illnesses can bring to social participation. Songs like She, Her, and Analog provide unique storytelling about Tyler’s love while Yonkers, Transylvania, and Tron Cat prove how easily Tyler can empathize with and flesh out the personas of strangers.
Tyler was an early talent at both writing and producing music, as the entire album was also produced entirely by himself. Not only that Tyler himself sets here a highlight in his career, also his friends like Frank Ocean or Hodgy prove themselves on this album with sophisticated lines and elaborate stories, which are described on a duration of over an hour. Goblin works almost like a radio play and gave many young people in the U.S. at the time a lot of courage to become creative themselves and to prove his artistic creativity. Therefore, especially young artists like Tyler, The Creator should also be presented more strongly on the subject of youth and adolscence to the students to strengthen their courage to create something in the world and pursue their dreams. Even if Tyler is perhaps no longer as convinced of this album as he once was and also many fans nowadays give the tracks rather a rejection, it is nevertheless only fair to think at least once into the story of the bipolar, mentally disturbed, aggressive murder-fantasy and creative head of the young Goblin-Tyler / Dr. TC / Tron Cat / Wolf / Sam purely and also to pay respect to this work, what young creative people, with just 18 years or even younger can create.
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2023.05.26 12:51 DeorcScucca Recovery from the extremism and a lack of purpose

Hello Reddit,
I was a prominent 'member' of what would be considered to be the political far right, not Trumpian folk, not bible thumpers but real true hardcore extremists. A fair bit of media was written about me.
In the process I lost my 'normal' friends, was prohibited from Facebook permanently (it matters) and have started to go by a different name just so I am not recognized.
I have left that behind me for a number of years now and have been trying to restore a karmic balance/make amends on what I did (nothing criminal or violent, just politically and socially unconscionable).
What I have done since I believe has made serious progress/amends towards further what many would call 'progressive' and egalitarian values in society. For the sake of my privacy and the progress of that very public work I cannot say much more than that.
However.
I wake up most days wishing I was dead, I even sort of hum a song to the chorus of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's 'Howl' but just my own lyrics of 'I wish I was dead, oh yeah I wish I was' on repeat.
I don't know if there are any other recovering ex-far right figures here but I am really hurting and wanting not to end myself.
I don't know what my purpose in life is anymore.
To anyone else this might like seem a bit of 'sympathy for the Devil' but surely there should be a path back for people like me? Surely no one is beyond redemption?
If there is anyone who is currently far right and reads this.... just stop it... you know you aren't happy
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