A place to lambast idiotic methods of serving food, or any other epicurean inanity worthy of ridicule.
Not sure if it is passive aggressive behaviour or what, but there's a woman in my friend group (all 50s in age) who is constantly making snide remarks about me and its starting to wind me up. We all share a passion for crafts and whenever we're in a group setting sharing what we've been doing she'll show her work but add a comment like "l'Il never be as good as [OP]". She even does it in public settings around strangers and makes comments about how her work isn't as good as mine. We're a supportive group of many different skill levels and I've never made disparaging comments about her or anyone else. It's getting to the point where I no longer want to share so I don't have to listen to her little digs. How do I deal with this or bring up with her that it's really upsetting me? Am open to helpful AND unhelpful but satisfying suggestions!
TLDR: Friend constantly making snarky comments about not being as good as me at a particular craft. Need ideas on how to respond.
Well, to be exact on my last trip I met a girl who could get the gaze from a lot of guys. That’s how beautiful she is. At first I thought she was stuck up because of how she looked, but as I observe her and the few moments I interacted with her. She was really sweet and she got a caring personality. Anyways, as the days went by. I did notice that her parents notice that I was interested in her daughter, they mostly made it obvious when they asked me question related to me like where I work stuff like that.
Anyways, on the last day of the trip I did hang out with her and her parents, my sister and cousin were with me. We took a picture together. So that same day I had a talk with her dad, he told me the place where her daughter work without me asking and also suggested stuff that they tend to have/do at that place in case I don’t want to buy anything. I mean I know their parents knew about me being interested in her daughter from the way I looked at her and I know she was interested in me from the few times I caught her glancing at me. Lol
What I’m really curious about is, was her dad helping me by giving me that much information?
okay so back story, i’m 23, about to be 24, and my boyfriend is 28, we’ve been together for 4.5 years. and he was being suspicious about where we’re going for my birthday. but then he reminded me to take off the 8th (my bday) 9th and 10th. i panicked about what we were doing on the 10th bc he said it was an all day thing. but then he said i should be concerned about the day before, because he has to pick out my outfit, and i asked why? and he said your birthday dinner. we usually go to red robins or ihop for my birthday because they have my safe foods. (i have arfid, so i’m extremely picky. so i’m also nervous about not liking the food, when we went to disney, i didn’t like anything they had lol, even tho he thought it was safe. i’m scared this won’t be safe.) he gave me very little clues but i know reddit’s full of no-it-alls🏻 thank you in advance.
i wouldn’t mind a surprise but i need to find something to wear, because he said he would pick out my outfit but doesn’t think i have anything that would work. so i wanted some hints to figure it out. i’m also confused on why he would be paying such an expensive meal when i’m extremely picky.
so here are the hints for where he’s taking me: •super fancy attire -told me i had to wear heels, and a fancy ish dress. •needs reservations, he made his 3 weeks ago. says there might be a waitlist but doesn’t know. •he said (fun) drinks can be around 50$ but this sounds exaggerated. •within 10/15 miles from lindenwold/stratford ish area. •south jersey •heard about it from either vineland coworkers or from a friend that’s closer to the shore •not a chain restaurant. (i asked if it was cheesecake factory bc that’s the fanciest place i know lol) •says i’ll be overwhelmed but happily(?) •not a hotel or by a hotel •told his mom, his mom doesn’t remember what it’s called but she said it’s beautiful in pictures.
King Triceradon “So, this is the famous Fox McCloud who was added in your aquatic collection! How long did you have this brave hero?”
Shredder “Well couple of months ago, he encountered my emissaries at Corneria and surrendered himself to be delivered to my fortress.”
King Triceradon “Any idea why he isn’t in the large aquarium system with all the lovely mermaids?”
Shredder “Fox actually did swim in the bigger aquarium after he arrived in an aquarium transport tank.”
King Triceradon “And he is currently living in his own private Aquarium? How very interesting!”
Fox “Seems the King needs a little chat with me, but I don’t have my personal wheelchair!”
Shredder “Falco, would you please fetch an extra wheelchair from the infirmary?”
Falco “Of course master Shredder, I will ask the doctor for that extra wheelchair!”
Fox climbing up onto the wheelchair “Glad you didn’t get caught, but what did you see while doing your task?”
Falco “The King must’ve brought his own to lackeys to survey the fortress.”
Fox “Well don’t mind them, just keep doing your role during the mission.”
Falco “Roger that, Fox!”
King Triceradon “So how long did you stay in Ch’rell’s comfortable floating fortress?”
Fox “Well I have been here for one week before heading home.”
King Triceradon “So he let you go?”
Fox “It’s more like I was discharged, but I did return for a special occasion.”
King Triceradon “So what happened while you were in his fortress?”
Fox “Well I let two young orphans enter my personal aquarium and later adopted them. Also I made new friends with a few males after sharing my stories with them.”
Shredder “We were really busy during that week!”
King Triceradon “The last time I came here was when Ch’rell brought home a golden casket. What was in there?”
Fox “Four element Dragon gems were given to me and few of my friends to fight against the evil abductors.”
Shredder “Even I was surprised to see Fox wearing the guardian dragon armor…”
King Triceradon “So what ever happened to the young mermaids that you fostered?”
Fox “They’re staying safe in my apartment at the Subspace Headquarters with my father and recent mother.”
King Triceradon “And I am guessing the blue vixen is your fiancé!?”
Fox “Yes, I think she is my wife!”
Falco whispering to Krystal “And he doesn’t even have asked you to marry him yet!”
King Triceradon “Now if you’re asking where I live, it’s an isolated island which is a hundred nautical miles from Corneria but also hidden.”
Fox “Sounds like you’re talking about an isolated area where you are not disturbed by any invaders, right?”
King Triceradon “Correct, McCloud!”
Fox “Are both men and women in the same aquarium?”
King Triceradon “Yes, all of the merfolk are in the grand aquarium which is two times bigger than Shredder’s grand Throne Room-Aquarium.”
Shredder “Though I’m still wondering what it would look like if I were to visit your place…”
King Triceradon “Thank you for your kind invitation to see your bravest guest. You are welcome to stay at my place, if you’re available to visit and interact with my collection.”
Fox “I or we would be honored to visit your hidden place, King Triceradon!”
King Triceradon “One more thing before I leave, let the intern medic check on your mermaid patients. One of them will look familiar to him from his underwater kingdom. Goodbye Shredder and thank you for letting me visit.”
Shredder “Well thank you for coming. I’ll be sure to notify him!”
Feel free to add more random stats in the comments.
1) Ryan Blaney made his 285th start, which ties him for 102nd All-Time with Richard Childress. Brad Keselowski made his 500th start, 46th All-Time.
2) Kevin Harvick tied Jeff Gordon for 9th most starts. Gordon dominates every counting stat, but their career average finishes are similar. 12.7 for Harvick. 12.5 for Gordon
3) Noah Gragson has started 33 races. He has 10 races where he has finished on the lead lap and 10 DNFs.
4) Ricky Stenhouse had a DNF in 21% of races the past 3 seasons. He had his first DNF this season.
5) Kyle Larson tied Jack Smith for 45th All-Time in Top 5s.
6) Ryan Blaney tied Fireball Roberts for 66th most Top 10s. William Byron tied Roy Tyner for 101st most Top 10s. Michael McDowell tied Matt DiBenedetto for 170th most Top 10s.
7) The 5 drivers in the field with the most career Top 10s, got a Top 10. 7 of the top 8 drivers in the field with the most career Top 10s got one, the exception was Keselowski.
9) Ryan Blaney is now 60th in history for laps led, passing LeeRoy Yarbrough.
10) Cole Custer won at Portland. He is the youngest driver of the top 5 in total points in the Xfinity series.
! Originally this was posted in twice
but one of my friends said I should crosspost it here — so here this album review is.
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
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
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 synths of all time
- The chimes during Talk-that-talk~
- Jeongyeon’s pre-chorus going into Nayeon’s chorus
- Rich harmonies and fun ad-libs
- The entirety of that magical final chorus and outro
- The opening hook (Tell me what you want) and accompanying choreography could be “catchier”
- Singing (and dancing) my heart out when this song played at a K-pop club
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.
- Adorable fucking lyrics
- Unrelenting, roaring chorus
- English and vocal flex
- Intoxicating guitar riffs
- Chaeyoung rapping in English in their Korean songs somehow slaps harder than her English rapping in their English songs, nonetheless, in QoH, it fits with the sound of the song
- Walking home from a K-pop festival with this song playing, felt like a Queen of Hearts
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
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 It
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
, 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 yea
h 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
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.
- That sweet summer vibe of a chorus
- The spaceship post-chorus is killer
- Chaeyoung devoured this song
- Sure-footed, confident lyrics
- Perhaps an alteration of that ah yeah ah yeah line
- The way Jihyo did her pre-chorus line is good, but Mina’s is great
- After donating my hair, walking down the rainbow-coloured areas of downtown Toronto with this song playing was very… fitting
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
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,
- Nayeon opens it using a breathy tone, with vocal chops serving as harmonies
- The blooming of the house piano takes centre stage and the song ascends into euphoria
- A random drum roll capped off by a cymbal crash
- Jeongyeon’s growling pronunciation of the word Trouble
- Chaeyoung slyly admitting I like this Trouble
- The entirety of Tzuyu’s tro~oh~oh~ouble yeah~
- Sana using her deep voice for the na~na~na~na
- Jihyo leading the vocals during the synchronized T W I C E chant
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:
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 theme of relishing in an uncontrolled love
- Sana and Mina’s melody in the pre-chorus
- Whole neighbourhoods full of house
- You cannot resist this, cannot miss this, such a bliss
- Wees and woos
- Mina’s line of falling down, falling down, falling down low in verse 2 feels a bit too abrupt of a change
- While writing Trouble's review I had this song on repeat for my whole subway commute and I must've been so distracting, just head-bopping and being so invested in my enjoyment
Need I say more, easy 9/10. The only reason I place Talk that Talk
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
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.
- Special lyrics
- Pleasant sound to vibe out to
- That gentle break after the first chorus
- 3MIX poppin' off at the end
- Just very pretty vocals throughout
- Potentially hard to comprehend without translating the Korean lyrics
- Form of Therapy’s life motto revolves around the word “brave” — I don’t know where I got that from, but I remembered it right before watching his album reaction (yes, this is very random)
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
, Go Hard, Depend on You
, even this album's Queen of Hearts
, and, of course, Feel Special
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:
- 7/10s are songs are ones that are simply good throughout or great songs with apparent flaws
- 8/10s are great songs with distinct killing parts
- 9/10s are borderline perfect songs where I sometimes can't comprehend how great they are
- And 10/10s are the best of an artist's discography, songs that encapsulate their ethos perfectly or expand upon them in a meaningful way
I SEE THE LIES ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE
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?
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
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.
- They’ve still got their surprises
- Thundering chorus
- 2nd rap and bridge combo
- A bitter, crumbling relationship theme
- I’m not a huge fan of the mixing during the first post-chorus, where Momo's vocals were fighting with the production, which is disappointing because Momo is capable of an insane flow
- The post-chorus in general, specifically the first one, can be a bit tiring on repeat listens
- Actually, I think this song sounds like a mix between GOT7's Not By The Moon, BLACKPINK’s Love To Hate Me, and Dahyun’s Bring It Back. I don’t know where I got this thought came from, but it stuck
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.
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.
- Heavenly vocals throughout
- Relatable, heartfelt lyrics
- Euphoric chorus
- Great closer to the album
- Refrain after the last chorus, Back When We Were Kids, could’ve been executed better
- For an album titled Between 1&2, I don’t think anything hits harder than finishing the song reviews, with this song in particular, during your 21st birthday
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.
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
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.
So basically I need some advice. I’m going to sound really crazy. So basically I had gotten into it with a drug dealer who was a “friend”. Basically he had allegedly abused me with a friend of mine when I was blackout at a trap house at like 22. I went to the trap later because I didn’t remember who this person was and that same person had set me up on a blind date with that dealer (my bf came to get me) basically he was acting salty every time after(I didn’t remember who he was until then, I have split second memory of some bad shit). There was a situation after this where he gave a man a ketamine taster and was basically making fun of him for overdosing. I had said some shit about him not being a good friend and was trying to get the man into a car to go home. I was in an alleyway and basically they had ran up on me with 11 men and threatened to stab me. After that everything was a mess because basically as an addict you can’t get into with the group, everyone needs to be happy. He was saying I insulted him after this and it was becoming a problem. Anyways we had run into each other at a party and basically I had apologized and he basically made it obvious he wanted me to stay (to fck basically) I didn’t stay because I’m afraid of this man. Flash back to a few weeks later and I ended up at birthday party of our mutual friend and had a friend with me. This dealer was at the party even though I had texted him and asked if he was going to be there and he said no, I feel like he was waiting for me like a trapdoor spider. We had ended up back at his trap and basically that’s where things went wrong, I was already fried like gone on drugs and I just got more fcked up as the night went on. The problem is my friend had ended up leaving me with this guy and basically dipping to take of his dog. He left me with my opp lol. Just because I apologized doesn’t mean things were good. I ended up in situation where I was basically alone with this dealer and we had hooked up. The problem is the small details, I was on a bender and blacked somewhere during the night, I don’t remember consenting to stay, I don’t remember consenting to a “search and seizure” if you know what I mean. I’m not sure how I got up the stairs to his room. I remember him ripping my clothes off me (darkness) and then basically waking up with this person on top of me. He then had threatened me to obey him and hit me several times. I feel like I was forced into this situation because I insulted him and he wanted to dehumanize me. Basically I feel coerced if nothing else because I was expected to keep the peace and respect him despite what he did. It ended up with me reporting him to the cops and instant retaliation from everyone around me. They threatened to beat me up several times, his hit man called me, he threatened me not to talk to the police and basically this man has just dominated my life. I had ended up sending him pictures I didn’t want to , to keep him happy and he sent them to his friends (revenge porn). He even came to another trap I was at just to ask about me and get information and smile at me. What exactly would you call this situation? He absolutely knew he could get me alone at 110lbs and being an absolute mess.
BUCKLE UP, Y'ALL. This really sucks.
My spouse, before he ever met me, cosigned a student loan (private) for a person he barely knew. He is a very sweet, naive person and even he can't fathom why he did it. I think he was assured she'd get a good job in her field (something in engineering).
He parents aren't US citizens so allegedly thats why they couldn't cosign. She got her BS, then asked my husband to cosign for a Masters and he refused. Allegedly she now has 2 masters degrees. Don't know if that's actually true. Frankly, I doubt it.
Fast forward a few years. She's now 25 or 26 and the loan payments started this year. The total? Well, apparently it was accruing interest during the time period where she didn't have to make payments. Original loan: $130,000. Total now sits at $160,000.
And this girl still does not have a job. She waitressed for awhile, that's it. She had a deal with the loan company that payments would be at $700 until June of this year, then they would go to $1000, which by the way doesn't even cover the interest, which is $1300 a month.
The loans are at 12%. TWELVE PERCENT.
She made 3 payments then was late one month, impacting my husband's credit. Then this last month she paid $400 and my spouse had to pay the rest. She had some bs excuse about spending three grand at the emergency room.
The longer she goes without a job, the more she looks like a lemon to any potential employer. She lives with her parents now after having lived in a nice apartment while waitressing (we looked it up, it was like 2k a month).
It is clear she is a grifter. I hate to even say that, but it is obvious. She's so dumb that when my husband reached out to her about this last late payment, she said, "Oh but I have 120 days to pay it". No, child, in 120 days your loan goes into default.
We make a relatively good living, and we were thinking of just paying large chunks toward this to get it off our plates. Otherwise by the end of the loan the interest will be like $200k, probably more.
My question is, is this the right strategy? Will he get pinged with a gift tax for doing that? We'd rather not wait until a default to pay it because of gift tax implications. Are there gift tax implications for a non-parent cosigner paying it off? Google is murky on this. In terms of refinancing, we can try, but now my husband's credit is low 600s thanks to this grifter.
I told you it was bad. I want to be angry with him, but he is a truly good man who thought he was doing a nice thing. Oh, here's the other kicker, he's close to retirement, but I guess not anymore.
Appreciate any advice anyone has.
I don’ know where to start but I would like to know if there is a technical issue with my case or something else. On April 20th 2023 I received a medical RFE notice on my mail, submitted medical on May 11th, on the same date I logged in my uscis account and found out that I have another RFE regarding the I-130 petition which they sent on May 1, but never received on my mail. (The I-130 RFE didn’t state what they were looking for, neither the deadline, so I made a request to uscis to resend me the I-130 RFE but they never responded. Today (June 4th) i logged into my account and found out a pdf document where they show what they are looking for the I-130 RFE, the problem is the deadline is on July 27 2023 but when I opened the pdf document the rfe deadline is (Tomorrow)!!!! I’m totally confused and afraid of missing the deadline. I have all the documents needed but didn’t know what and when they need it, just till now. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could share some info or help !!! Thanks
Fuck the hoa. heres the story. i'm a teenager in california. I started chalk murals during the pandemic and everyone loved them. the first one was of sally from nightmare before christmas. but the second one was where trouble started. It was a MMIW mural and i sprayed it with hairspray as i had done the previous one. I got many compliments. but my HOA unprovoked decided to powerwash it off becasue they decided it wasn't coming off fast enough. they did not ask us to clean it either. then they sent us a note saying that if we ever did any chalk again, they would fine us over $300 dollars. please help me do something. my parents tell me too let it go and refuse to give me the HOa rule book becasue they say it is too long and or boring. but im fed up with the fact that are Hoa made up a rule just to stop my art. because it was about missing murdered indigenous women. what can i do to spite and fuck with them. i;m so fucking done. i would love to make this go a viral a possible. I hope the shame does them in well.
This is just a rant. But I’d love and appreciate any advice on how to manage this (realistically). Or if you made a similar choice and how you feel about it now.
So, I made a tiktok forever ago. Which focuses mostly on kink and bdsm safety.
It does include me discussing:
1) being a professional dominant 2) being poly 3) being trans
Obviously. It’s easy to know it’s me.
I had a pretty big following but haven’t logged in for over 2 years (until today) and still have 80k followers.
I love educating people on the safety things. And I love the impact I’ve had in peoples lives and relationships.
But I’m planning to delete my account and it makes me sort of sad/angry.
Again. I haven’t been involved with it for over 2 years. But I’m in the process of promotion at work, where I’ll become a national face within my industry (super exciting and just. WOW.) but I’m worried that will be compromised with this internet exposure.
I guess I’m just mad at that these are things I have to hide in order to be seen as ethical and respectable in our society.
Like. If the rest of society understood the struggles of identity and how much dedication and mental fortitude it takes just to stay ALIVE. And understood how important communication, intention and ethics were involved with kink. And the amount of self awareness, ability to communicate effectively, PLAN, and understand how to differentiate personal goals from group goals that is involved in (healthy) poly.
They would see these things are HUGE ADVANTAGES. And it just makes me mad.
From comedy to drama. Traveling steed to vehicle. Land to sky to underwater to other world. And back again. These constant switch ups aren't particularly unique in the genre. But I think the glue that makes them work in FFV is that the player is never made to stay too long with any one thing. They're given just enough time to process something before the game lobs another ball in their direction. This also applies to the challenges and options provided throughout. From dungeons with their own hazards and constraints the party has to work within, to bosses that have different gimmicks to figure out and pay attention to beyond mitigation + steady damage dealing.
This is best exemplified early on with the party needing to escape the destruction of a castle. The player is given 10 minutes, but this is generous for getting from the starting point to in the clear. The real challenge comes from how many of the castle's previously sealed off treasures the player can pilfer before meeting a fiery end. Almost all of the chests these goodies lie in are guarded by monsters who can teach you some early blue spells so long as the AI decides to throw said spells at you in a reasonable amount of time, and the right conditions are met. But the player can also come away with a generous AP payout, the more of these encounters they're able to fit within the time limit.
This is in contrast with overworld encounters, which typically give less AP for learning the game's many jobs. They can be grinded. And there are small, specific spots around the map for that purpose. But it's far better to keep it pushing to the next location where you can gain both story and character progression. Instead, these stretches are best served for dipping your toe in the water with new jobs, or getting a grasp of how different skillsets can synergize.
In that regard, the game's many resourceless skills and jobs provide both balance and variation. They can be incredibly powerful with no cost, or they can just as easily waste a turn depending on the roll of the dice. You don't have to use them, but they can supplement more stable staples--- your white mage, black mage, magic knight, until they get their best spells, or the more flashy casters like summoner or blue mage until they have a comfortable mana pool to work with for each outing.
And with the game's job system, nothing is truly wasted. Sure, there are crutch options like monk that get phased out, and others like dancer and bard that feel niche and novelty. But what they all can potentially pass on, either in stats or traits, justify the time spent playing with them. Truly, it's not a difficult game. Even without, but especially with the multitude of ways to break it wide open. I just think it's a joyous example of the spirit of experimentation. There's always a foundation you're building.
And like, who doesn't want to see Bartz or Faris walk over to that pub
organ piano to try their hand at it. Today, they'll plink away at a couple basic exercises. Tomorrow, those maestro mani will have mastered Mozart!
I currently have ubuntu mate and its all messed up; just a bunch of glitches. I know that alot of the network config files are messed too. My system can't resolve anything, so no updates or downloads. It's just a mess. I've been lightly messing with OpenWrt on my Belkin RT3200, though I barely made any configs, idk if that was enough to set things off.
So in my predicament, what shall I do? I looked up several of the config files and tried fixing them myself, but that didnt go to well. Its almost like their all interconnected and they need changed at the same time; it's weird. Or is there a tool/program that is accurate that can help me fix my problems? I'd feel much more accomplished but dont know where to start. There's gotta be an order to all these network configs right? thanks
Fuck the hoa. heres the story. i'm a teenager in california. I started chalk murals during the pandemic and everyone loved them. the first one was of sally from nightmare before christmas. but the second one was where trouble started. It was a MMIW mural and i sprayed it with hairspray as i had done the previous one. I got many compliments. but my HOA unprovoked decided to powerwash it off becasue they decided it wasn't coming off fast enough. they did not ask us to clean it either. then they sent us a note saying that if we ever did any chalk again, they would fine us over $300 dollars. please help me do something. my parents tell me too let it go and refuse to give me the HOa rule book becasue they say it is too long and or boring. but im fed up with the fact that are Hoa made up a rule just to stop my art. because it was about missing murdered indigenous women. what can i do to spite and fuck with them. i;m so fucking done.
I’m watching season three and I’ve come across the episode where Mary confesses to Chrishell that she’s considering freezing her eggs. She then admits that she had a miscarriage at nine weeks pregnant.
Earlier this spring, I suffered a miscarriage at nine weeks while pregnant with my first, so this conversation took me aback.
It’s an unimaginable type of loss, and miscarriage is such a taboo topic amongst people, so to see it discussed openly and honestly on such a popular show was a bright point for me and made me feel less alone.
Thanks for reading Selling Sunset fam.