Life Starts Now
Evening, friends!
My name is Gio and I love books, music, film, and strive to one day be an author. What you'll find here is mostly just the disorganized spewing of my random and geeked out thoughts. Shinedown and 3DG are my babies, I write songs about books on youtube, am in a band called Dear Confessor, and have somewhat of an obsession with Avatar the Last Airbender. Please to meet ya <3
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"We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are."
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28/8/14
at 20:09pm
SUCH A LONG HIATUS, MY GOSH

I finally wrote a new song. It’s literally been a month since my last video. A MONTH. I’m the worst youtuber ever, I stg. 

I’m excited about this one. It’s about ‘Where She Went’ by Gayle Foreman, which I just finished reading this week. (I know, I know. Super late to the party. I finished If I Stay a million years ago and said I’d get to the sequel ‘eventually’ and post-movie seemed like as good a time as any.)

As far as my other books. Shatter Me is still incomplete. Need to retrieve those missing pages. And I’m about 75% through Mara Dyer #2 and I love Daniel Dyer more aggressively with each page. 

Also, Noah. Babe. When Noah Shaw gets sad, the world gets sad. 

And Mara’s entire life is just so effed up. I want to wrap her in a snuggie and comb her hair or something. She deserves a damn break from all this chaos. 

What’s weird is that this is the kind of book I normally dislike. Where it’s just INFORMATION, CLUES, CLUES, CLUES, STUFF, MYSTERY, WHAT, WHAT, INFORMATION and little action. But something about this series, man. I’m a slave to it. It’s the characters and how bloody likeable they are. So witty and funny and the mystery is vague but so compelling and I care about these people and the story. And I just have a million questions and I’m eager for them to be answered. And it’s set in Miami so I can relate to all the characters and their complaints about it.  

But anyway. 

MY NEW SONG!!! Okay!!! It’s called ‘Cold Awakening’ and it’s got a different sound to it. I’m a little scared of how it’ll sound once I film it because you guys know how bad I am at singing in my head voice and this requires a lot of it. Cross your fingers for me, man. Let’s hope this sounds okay. 

If I were Amy Lee my music life would be so much simpler. 

Anywhooo, yeah. That happened. I have some plans for new videos that I’ll be filming this weekend, if all goes well. Keiter tagged me in a bookish thing a million years ago, and I’m super psyched for that. And I have another vlog I want to film. And I need to do my pitiful August wrap-up. (Spoiler alert, I read 3 and a half books if I finish Mara Dyer this week.)

I seem to be updating you guys on my entire life so let me cover all my bases: started school this week and MDC kills my spirit. My philosophy professor sounds like he swallowed John and Hank Green because his voice is a weird mixture of both of theirs. He could be a third vlogbrother, I swear. I bought some sushi today at Publix and it was delicious. I’ve written a whopping total of 3,000 words this week which is pathetic even with the excuse of *but you’re between projects*. I wrote that song. Uh. It’s been a boring week, despite having started school. Boo.

28/8/14
at 11:47am
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meraiceril:

So here are some parts of a song comic I’m working on. (I think these are like parts 3 and 15 or something). The song is ‘Save Me’ by themusicalbookworm and I’m excited to post the finished one (I have 11 parts left). Also they’re both scenes from Haymitch’s games because the song’s about Haymitch.

AHHHHH!!!! This is outstanding! I love it so much. Reminds me a lot of Mainstay Pro’s QQ video. I love your art style, girl. 

27/8/14
at 0:00am
Final thoughts on PLL?

Spoilers below.

I don’t have many feelings. The episode was hyped up to be way more fun than it actually was. I mean, I never expect the show to be good, but I expect it to be fun. I was actually pretty bored most of the episode. Even the climax felt very bleh to me. 

So much happened, but it felt uneventful. I think that sums this half of the season up for me. 

I predicted everything that went down. And when Mona was confirmed dead, when we saw the body, I just sighed and shouted, “WHY COULDN’T IT HAVE BEEN EZRA?” 

Alas. We lost Mona. Who is debatably the most interesting character on the show. She’s surely the only one with any common sense. Like, if I had to pick any of those girls as an ally, I’d pick Mona in a heartbeat, if I knew for sure she wouldn’t stab me in the back. She’s the kind of person who knows what she’s doing and whenever there’s a plotline involving her, you KNOW that some shit’s going down. 

I’m going to miss her. I wish they’d killed Ezra. But whatever. Maybe next finale. 

26/8/14
at 23:49pm
The real mystery on PLL right now

How the hell did Hanna do so well on the SAT? 

26/8/14
at 19:55pm
This happened today in creative writing

We had to go around the room and talk about our favorite books/authors. So the girl next to me, who I already had a good feeling about since I just got this positive vibe from her, said, “I really love Harry Potter.” Only one to say it, too, since the rest of the class was trying to be super sophisticated and only talk about the memoirs/biographies/poetry/classics they enjoy. 

So I kind of clutch my golden snitch and try to play it cool. “Go on,” I think.

Then she goes, “My favorite author now…I don’t know if any of you have heard of Cassandra Clare.” And I kind of shift a little and internally say, “Play it cool.” But I can’t help but glance at her and whisper, “Aweeesssssoooomeeee.” 

So she’s talking about Cassie being awesome and now I just really want to be this girl’s friend. Our creative writing professor paired us all into, you know, pairs, and I was so bummed I didn’t get paired with her. I was like, “DAMN IT. I COULD HAVE MADE FRIENDS WITH THAT GIRL SO EASILY.” 

SO, MYSTERY GIRL FROM MAGELLAN’S CREATIVE WRITING CLASS ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 12:40 AT MDC, IF YOU’RE READING THIS, I WANT TO HANG OUT WITH YOU. 

26/8/14
at 19:28pm
We told my brother he could rename our internet

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of course he did.

24/8/14
at 18:06pm
I SAW ‘IF I STAY’ LAST NIGHT!!!!

So my friend Maria (breakthewastedspace) and I go to the movies to watch Guardians of the Galaxy. I tell her at Sunset Place there’s a 7:10 showing. We head on over. Come to find out that I’m an effing moron and I was looking at 3D times. So we’re waiting in line and I see it and I feel the world desaturate around me and I go, “Maria…I fucked up.” So we decide to watch If I Stay instead. 

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23/8/14
at 23:22pm
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A Deal’s a Deal.

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Sorry, Followers. Please keep scrolling. I’m begging you.

So, let’s do this. themusicalbookworm this is for you. Don’t say I never did anything nice. I don’t think even my theatre pictures can compete with your punk phase. Because perfect. But, I owe you. 

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23/8/14
at 12:20pm

BEAUTIFULL SHOT PHOTOS COURTESY OF STEPHANIE MEYER FROM avibes

These are some of the action/performance shots of our band Dear Confessor playing Reverb. Josh and Daniel looking handsome as ever, amirite, ladies? 

(They’re taken, but rest assured by beautiful and lovely ladies.)

I love playing with these guys, and I love playing at Artistic Vibes. It’s always so spectacular. Anyway, yes. Here are some of the photos. As you can see we’re indecisive and everyone plays everything. No drum shots, BUT Josh and Daniel were both getting at that. I’m an untalented watermelon so I was strictly strings for the night. XD

I love these pictures. I’m so happy they were posted. It was one of my favorite sets we’ve ever done :D

23/8/14
at 11:23am
I just got a text asking me to explain a theme park accident

I love how I’m the official go-to person for this. 

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23/8/14
at 10:19am
Screw you, Abby.

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I brought up my freshman punk-rock phase and she demanded pictures in exchange for pictures of her playing the wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast. And we all know I couldn’t just pass THAT up.

So here are overly photoshopped pictures of me in ninth grade. Which was, ironically, the height of my attractiveness. After that I gained weight and my teeth got all effed up. 

And I look like, you know, the way I look. XD

WITHOUT FURTHER ADEUI 

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23/8/14
at 9:17am

HELLO, FRIENDS! So I’ve started drawing artwork (if you can even call this artwork) for the songs on my book album. 

Really, this was just a product of being obscenely bored when the internet was out. 

Nevertheless, I did a little doodle for every song and I’m uploading them four at a time. The ones here are:

'Words Unsaid', which is the Sirius Black/James Potter song. 
'Paper Masks', for Liam and Ruby in The Darkest Minds.
'Save Me' for Haymitch in The Hunger Games.
'Fire and Bones' for Sebastian in The Mortal Instruments. 

All these songs are on youtube or this section of my blog. 

It goes without saying that I’m not an artist, guys ;-;

After this, I’ll post the set with ‘Ashes’, ‘Let it Fly’, ‘Can You Feel the Panic Now?’ and ‘Light Me Up.’

Sometime this weekend. <3 :D

20/8/14
at 23:56pm
I’m still very distraught

over the fact that my copy of Shatter Me is literally missing six chapters. 

And I think they’re important because one minute, Juliette and Kenji are talking in the safe house. And literally, on the next page, Adam is getting tortured.

Something happened in those 40+ missing pages. 

My print is so effed up too, guys. Like, when Kenji says, “Why can you touch Adam?” And Juliette’s like, “I don’t know.” And RIGHT THERE, it cuts the chapter, then repeats chapters 32-35 and a half. Then when the book catches up to where it cut off the first time, it skips to this Adam Torture scene in chapter 40-something. 

So I shouldn’t read this anymore, right? Otherwise I’ll just get angry that I missed all this info. 

BUT HOW DO I ATTAIN THOSE PAGES? DO I START READING SOMETHING ELSE? DO I DOWNLOAD A PDF ONLINE? I technically own the book so how illegal can it be? 

OH MY GOD, HARPER TEEN. WHAT THE BLUCKITY HELL? 

20/8/14
at 23:48pm
I’ll do this while I wait for my laundry to dry

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes, media player, etc. and write down the first 20 songs. Here are the rules: No skipping! Be honest! Then pass this onto 10 people! I was tagged by howtotrainyourwarlock

Here goes nothing, friends. 

  1. Kings of Leon - Notion
  2. Flyleaf - I’m So Sick
  3. My Chemical Romance - Mama
  4. Evanescence - Missing
  5. Parachute - Something to Believe In
  6. Tegan and Sara - The Con
  7. Sevendust - Nowhere
  8. VersaEmerge - Consider the Sea
  9. Cascada - What Hurts the Most
  10. Shinedown - I Own You
  11. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  12. Kings of Leon - Four Kicks
  13. Silversun Pickups - Skin Graph
  14. Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
  15. Avenged Sevenfold - Save Me
  16. Incubus - Talk Shows On Mute
  17. Avenged Sevenfold - Buried Alive
  18. Leona Lewis - I Got You
  19. Apocalyptica - At the Gates of Manala
  20. The Fray - Vienna

Omg, the first bit of this playlist is seriously my inner eighth grader resurfacing. I forgot I even had that Cascada song, too. 

This was fun. Glad we did this. 

OKAY. I TAG:

19/8/14
at 23:30pm
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dftbastudios:

Can I just say that I freaked out just now when I realized the amazing themusicalbookworm was following me

Like what… How… OMG goodness gracious I love you so much. I just don’t even know what to say besides you blow me away.

Oh my gosh. Stop. I’m so boring. Why would you say this? XD

Thank you so much. This was really sweet and I’m blushing like crazy right now. Your blog is awesome! Ahhh <3

I was going to follow this up with a hug gif but after going through the “hug” search tag on Tumblr, I only found very romantic and/or sexual demonstrations of affection and in order to not freak you out, I’ll just tell you to visualize Josh yelling, “HUG ME, BROTHA!” and Drake jumping into his arms and that is how you and I shall virtually embrace, friend. XD

That might have freaked you out just the same. 

Whatever. THANK YOU FOR THIS. AND FOR FOLLOWING <3