this is my favorite comic
See the progression behind the Jonny Duddle’s gorgoeous new UK cover for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!
I’ve seen a lot of complaints about WT headlining Bloodstock already, ranging from people just saying ‘meh’ to saying ‘they’re not metal’ and getting all angry about it. Sigh.
I remember seeing quite a lot of these comments last time Nightwish were at Download, too. In the end they got a huge crowd and I overheard a whole bunch of people saying how much they enjoyed it even though they didn’t know the band or thought they didn’t like them.
Some people have asked why Nightwish won’t play Bloodstock instead - well, for a start, we don’t know for sure that they won’t. But secondly, if I recall correctly, Anette got a lot of harassment last time they went there. People reportedly shouting at her to take her top off and asking for Tarja and things like that. I don’t know for sure if the band were aware of this going on, but if they were then I’m not sure they’d be that keen to go back to the festival again.
I do think it’s an unusual choice since WT have become a lot less metal since the last time they performed there (I don’t see this as a bad thing personally, just different) - but I still think they will put on an amazing show and people will have a great time.
Seven Days of Delain | Day 6 - Charlotte dedication post
"It’s just really weird that the gender of one person in the band defines what kind of music you make! I think that it’s one of the things that really indicates that the bias is still there. I think that most women that try to make it in the metal industry are tough enough to try and struggle through that, but it’s not a given that you will not encounter sexism. I think it’s more a given that you will encounter sexism, but then again, I also think that, in most occupations, if it’s really dominated by one gender, then the other gender will have it a bit tougher. For metal, this has been the case for years, but it’s not exclusively metal where sexism is still there. This is society. It’s not exclusively metal, or even exclusively music. It’s just how things work, I guess. But it’s getting better, and I think it’s important to focus on that, and how it might get even better beyond that. You don’t make yourself popular by saying that you’re a feminist or by saying that there is a certain sexism within the industry, it’s definitely more important to focus on the improvements that are already there."
Credits to all the photographers.
When you make a reference and someone actually gets it
Today, Google is celebrating the 80th birthday of Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011), the author of the well known Howl’s Moving Castle and many other wondrous fantasy novels. Happy Birthday! I liked the banner so much, I decided to make a gif of it for everyone to use however they please. No watermark or anything, and I’ve looped it smoothly. (It’s also transparent …)
Good news for those of you in the UK!
31st October: Bristol @ Anson Rooms.
1st November: London @ HMV Forum.
2nd November: Glasgow @ O2 ABC
4th November: Manchester @ The Ritz.
5th November: Birmingham @ The Institute.
Devilment will support on all dates,
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 9am GMT.
MY TICKET FOR THE LONDON SHOW = ORDERED.
BRING ON 1st NOVEMBER!!!!!!!!!
Halloween for me :D
the best otps are the ones who realise they’re in love with each other and quickly and firmly deny it to themselves for a ludicrous amount of time