twenty one pilots

I feel like this post is long awaited, and I decided to write it now in celebration of the fact that in just over 24-hours I will be seeing them live!

I have loved Twenty One Pilots since August of 2015. They just have everything you could want in a band. And the lyrics, don’t get me started on the lyrics.

There isn’t a single Twenty One Pilots song that I don’t like, and I’m not just saying that because I like the people in the band, or I don’t want to not like anything they create.

Interestingly enough, I didn’t even bother to find out about who was behind the band for at least 6 months after I discovered them. It used to be just “Twenty One Pilots”, a name. Now I know so much more. I mean, I remember both Tyler and Josh’s birthday’s and I never even tried to memorise them.

I can’t have a favourite album because it always changes, but I do think that my least favourite is Blurryface, because, in all honesty, it was kind of a let down compared to their earlier stuff. I just hope that when they release their next album, it’ll be better than anything they’ve done before.

What do you think of Twenty One Pilots?

talk later,

Indy xx

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before i fall by lauren oliver – book review

They say to live the everyday as if it’s your last – but you never actually think it’s going to be. You always think you’ll have more time.

That’s what I thought. But I was wrong.

The thing is, you don’t get to know when it happens. You don’t remember to tell your family that you love them or – in my case – remember to say goodbye to them at all.

What if, like me, you could live your last day over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before you eyes, would you have any regrets? Are there things you’d want to change?

I went into this book with low expectations. I mean, you can’t expect much from a groundhog day type story. What you expect is main character does something wrong, repeats day, and continues to repeat the day until they get it right. Right? Except for this main character, once she gets it right, its over.

I think this book would be really good for new readers, the narrator has a very grasping style of writing for young teens. I did enjoy the book, but I’d probably not read it again.

I don’t have much to say about the book, but I am very excited for the movie. Yay!

I hope this book review helped you in any way.

talk later,

Indy xx

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jasper jones

So I read this book a few days ago, and I was desperate to see the movie. So thats what I did. Can I just say, the mood for the movie was so good. I was with my mum, and we were alone in the cinema, except for a few other people, on a Thursday night. Anyway, about the actual movie:

I was very excited to see the movie for Jasper Jones, and I was blown away at how good it was. It is already one of my favourite movies, and I would go back and watch it again tomorrow. It was brilliant. Although, I will say, they cut out the scenes with Jasper and Charlie talking and basically their whole friendship’s evolvement. They also cut out another scene that I really loved from the book, but I can’t talk about that scene – cause, spoilers!

The acting was incredible and I loved hearing all the Australian accents. Also Levi Miller is amazing. If you don’t know who Levi is, he played Charlie, (the main character) in the movie.

When the movie finished I honestly felt happier than I had ever felt in a long time. Obviously, that wasn’t all due to the movie, I was also excited about some stuff that was going on in my own life, and an idea that I came up with.

Anyway, I recommend everyone go see this movie, because I absolutely love it, and you all need to watch/read it.

talk later,

Indy xx

jasper jones by craig silvey – book review

Late in a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious, mixed-race  and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress.

Jasper takes him through town and to his secret glade in the bush, and it’s here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper’s horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion as looks locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love, and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend, Jeffrey Lu.

And in vainly attempting to restore the parts that have been shaken loose, Charlie learns to discern the truth from the myth, and why white lies creep like a curse. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.

So, I actually have a funny story about how I came to read this book – well, probably not funny, but not the usual story of just finding it in the book store or going and getting it so you can read it before you watch the movie.

 

I wanted the book immediately, since I had two parents and a brother who were all eligible to drive me, and even if they were all busy, I could get the bus. My mum agreed to take me, but decided to call the book store beforehand to make sure they had it in. And even better, they had signed copies! From the author and the director! And they were movie covers!

Sorry, I just happen to like to collect the movie additions of books. But anyway, we put one on hold, rushed down to the store, and I got my book. I then went and found a quiet place to read in the shopping centre while my parents went grocery shopping. And that is where our story starts…

It took me about two week to read this book, it was truly addicting I promise you, but I just had tests and assignments to worry about, which really I still do – I have seven to worry about! But I’m not here to talk about exams, I’m here to talk about the book.

This book is truly amazing, and if I had to pick a book that should be read by every Australian, it is this book. It’s like an Australian To Kill A Mockingbird. I loved every bit of it, an the way the author writes is breathtaking. I can only dream to write as well as him one day.

And the mystery! I was hooked from the beginning. And then things get revealed that you didn’t even know were hidden!

Gosh, I loved this book. And I really liked Charlie’s character, and I feel like any reader can relate to him.

It also makes the racism feel a lot more real, when its in your own backyard, as opposed to To Kill A Mockingbird, where you could just tell yourself that “oh, thats over in America, far far away.” You really get to understand the racism that was against Aboriginals and half-casts at that time, and even today.

I feel like everyone needs to know the story of Jasper Jones.

talk later,

Indy xx

malibu 1992 – coin

Another new song! All my favourite artists and bands are releasing new music and I couldn’t be happier.

This song is actually really good, I didn’t have much to say about their other song, I Don’t Wanna Dance, but this one is so much better!

The song is so mellow and so chilled and this band always reminds me of summer. The lyrics combined with the music give me a happy-sad nostalgic feeling.

It seems to me that the song is about high school sweethearts that got split up because life got in the way, and the guy is saying it seems that the girl has forgotten Malibu, 1992.

Listen to Malibu 1992.

talk later,

Indy xx

liability – lorde

Ohmygod!! I can’t believe Lorde has released two new songs within a week!

I wasn’t rushing to hear Liability because Green Light had let me down a bit, but I decided to give it a shot.. and its so good!

I searched the lyrics, and read them while I played the song and its so sad, but it makes me happy at the same time..

…I’m not sure how the song makes me feel, but one thing is for sure. I am undeniably ecstatic for new songs from Lorde!

Also. I was going to do weekly music related posts on Fridays, and I still am, but for new songs, I’m going to post as soon as possible, because I want keep you updated on new music that you might not know that’s out, and also, why would someone want to read a blog about a song thats already been out for a month.

Anyway, back to the song. I really relate to Liability and it has a really strong message, so if you haven’t heard it, you should definitely check it out.

Listen to Liability.

talk later,

Indy xx

i don’t wanna dance – coin

So… I’m kinda late to this song, but thats just because I had to put it on hold to write about Green Light by Lorde.

Anyway… let’s talk about I Don’t Wanna Dance. This song is pretty good, but not as good as their other songs.

I guess I’m just excited because it means that COIN is making songs and woking on new music!

If you haven’t heard I Don’t Wanna Dance you should go check it out because it’s good for a pop song.

I apologise for this being a short post.

talk later,

Indy xx

50 followers!

So this is just a little acknowledgement of the 50- now 56 people that have decided to follow me and this blog on my confusing journey through life.

I appreciate every single one of you. I don’t know if I’d be able to keep blogging without the advice and support from you guys.

I want to give a special shoutout to Elm, Inspired Teen, and All The Jazz! You guys are consistently commenting on my posts, giving me advice, and helping me through life. Thank you.

I would like to check out your blogs too, so please comment below one blog post from your blog that you think I’d like to read.

talk later,

Indy xx

green light – lorde

Ohmygod! It’s here! It only took Lorde three years to come out with a new song!

Okay, okay. The truth is, as good as the song is, I still like her older songs better. Her new song is more in the pop genre.

The reason I’m making this post is that maybe this is a sign that she’ll be coming out with a bunch of new songs. I’m so excited!

talk later,

Indy xx