It’s so important to me that The Man was put on lover instead of reputation because thematically it would work on rep but lover is presented to us as this soft album full of love and light but taylor didn’t sacrifice justified anger in the name of healing. I’m obsessed with the fact that this pink cloudy glittery pastel album about love took a moment to be like “can I go off for a second because this shit is fucked up and I’ve had enough”. You can be full of love and joy and softness and still stand up for yourself and I don’t think women allow those emotions to coexist in ourselves enough.
Can we NOT discourse about who should/shouldn’t go to therapy…..I’m actually appalled by how obtuse and invasive that is
How do you guys process Taylor’s interviews? Do you treat them like her lyrics in how transparent and/or relatable they are to you personally? Or do you review and critique them in the context of a pop culture narrative (“she should’ve done this, why is she talking about that” etc.). I know we all consume music differently now but it’s fascinating how all media is read, labeled, discarded these days. I don’t know. I just don’t think it enhances the experience of being a fan of something anymore.
whats the deal with people with low-empathy levels going into high-empathy career paths? like being an elementary education major is not easy…. i cant imagine how some people choose to go through all these classes, all the reading, exams, student teaching… just so they can be mean to kids. like why are you here???????????
Also the part about Taylor not knowing whether or not she’s overreacting in a situation and comparing that to all that went down in the 2015 vmas literally makes so much sense now. She had just been dragged for reacting to the nicki minaj situation. It’s not impossible to understand just how deeply she mistrusted her instincts about everything that happened publicly to her and compounding that with her need to be on good terms with Kanye……imagine being in that headspace and making decisions for yourself that are organic or real to how you feel?? It’s fucking impossible
the way taylor talks about desperately needing to change things about herself that people don’t approve of, to make people who don’t respect her have respect, resonates with me so deeply….just the way she describes it is something i relate to so heavily…..i see that part of her in myself
And if they say you’re playing the victim, that completely undermines your ability to ever verbalize how you feel unless it’s positive. So, OK, should I just smile all the time and never say anything hurts me? Because that’s really fake. Or should I be real about how I’m feeling and have valid, legitimate responses to things that happened to me in my life? But wait, would that be playing the victim?
- Taylor on dealing with criticism in Rolling Stone (x)
I’m gonna puke i swear it’s like looking in a mirror
“I’m sort of lazy. I slept until like 4 in the afternoon today. I’m low-key pretty lazy. It looks like I’m not because I do shows or whatever, I write music sometimes, but I also deeply, aggressively sleep.”
Taylor to Ash London on her love for sleep(via cages-boxes-hunters-foxes )
“I think that’s an amazing observation, and I think by the time Jack and I wrote New Year’s Day, I kind of had an idea as to maybe where I might go next creatively. And so New Year’s Day was at the end of the reputation album for a reason, because it felt like the resolution to what in many ways reputation was for me. It was like a venting process, a grieving process. It was the first time I realized I could still have a happy life and still do my job even if I didn’t have public opinion or public favor. Women in music, you really see how much of our career success hinges on likability, and male artists, they don’t have to be likable all the time, because people focus on what they make. And so reputation was an exercise in me realizing that I can reject likability and still really enjoy my life.”
— Taylor to Ash London on the thematic connections between New Year’s Day and Lover (via cages-boxes-hunters-foxes )
Taylor’s fans: *display fanatic and borderline questionable behavior typical of literally every enthusiastic fandom in existence*
Taylor’s fans: this is TAYLOR SWIFT’S fault
jokes and irritation aside, taylor putting time out of her day to notice her fans online and pick us out for m&g is very sweet and I’ve never seen any public figure be this inclusive and that’s why I get upset that the downside of her generous efforts are either taken out on her or projected onto her. We are a mess as a fandom because we’re jealous and competitive and don’t have any sense of value outside of likes on a post but who’s fault is that? Ours. Hey kids personal responsibility is fun!
Love all this attention death by a thousand cuts is getting, thereby solidifying the chance that Taylor will perform it on tour and smirk mischievously during the traffic light line