Eshu's Evil Regal metalhead guide to awesome fucking metal that absolutely belongs on a playlist for Her Royal Majesty Regina Mills
I’ve been a huge metal head since I was at least 12 years old. I used to stay up late to catch MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball every Saturday at midnight (and then staying up even later to catch it again when it repeated at 1am),
So it’s no surprise that a lot of the stuff I used to (and still!) love wound up on my iPod in Regina-related playlists.
Now, let me give you a note about my taste in metal. I like metal that is primal, visceral, and aggressive. It’s music I can feel in my gut, in my blood, and in my bones. It’s music that’s meant to get me out of my head, not tickle my eardrums. I don’t like metal that’s too refined, too watered-down, too safe. I like metal that’s a bit overwhelming, even scary. That’s what’s going to be reflected here.
Each album I list will have at least 3 songs that strongly parallel Regina’s personality and experiences. Because this is metal a lot of what follows will be dealing with: murder, madness, alienation, despair, and black magic.
Pantera, Vulgar Display of Power. The first four songs (“Mouth for War,” “A New Level,” “Walk,” and “Fucking Hostile”) could’ve been penned by Regina herself.
Metallica, …And Justice For All. Pay special attention to “The Shortest Straw,” “Harvester of Sorrow,” “The Frayed Ends of Sanity,” and “Dyers Eve.” Although “One” was originally written about war, the feelings and language can easily apply to Regina’s growing isolation in King Leopold’s court.
Morbid Angel, Covenant. This is the album for Regina, vengeance, and dark magic. Especially “Pain Divine,” “Vengeance is Mine,” “Blood On My Hands,” and “Sworn to the Black.” “Rapture” is kind of an ode to Satan, but you can easily transfer it to being about Regina’s attitude towards saccharine goodness and light (aka Snow White).
Danzig, Danzig II: Lucifuge. Again, another awesome album that fits Regina and dark magic so well. Right off the bat, add “Her Black Wings,” “Devil’s Plaything,” and “Pain in the World” to your playlist. Do it now.
Slayer, Show No Mercy. I mean, just look at the title of that album. The songs to listen for are “Evil Has No Boundaries,” “Black Magic,” and “Show No Mercy.”
Megadeth, Hidden Treasures. OK, this is cheating a bit because these are songs drawn from various sources and put on an album. But “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Breakpoint,” and “Angry Again” are the must-haves.
Type O Negative, World Coming Down. Loss and grief and a bit of necromancy on the side? Hell yes! If there’s a metal album that captures how Regina feels grief, this is it. You need to listen to “Everyone I Love Is Dead,” “World Coming Down,” “Creepy Green Light,” and “All Hallows Eve.”
Megadeth, Countdown to Extinction. Yeah, I know it’s two Megadeth albums. So what? It’s good shit. “Sweating Bullets,” “This Was My Life,” and “Ashes In Your Mouth” are the ones to listen for. A lot of this album is very political. On a personal and emotional level, taking account of one’s deeds and one’s life, and finding it less stellar than one’d hoped, are consistent themes in these particular songs. I believe Regina can strongly relate to that.
Danzig, Danzig. Danzing again, Eshu? Yeah. And? Check out “Twist of Cain,” “She Rides,” “Soul on Fire,” and “End of Time.” If there’s a band that takes Regina’s darkness and makes it alluring and seductive, you can’t go wrong with Danzig.
Metallica, Kill ‘Em All. Another old school Metallica album? Fuck yes! I mean look at the fucking title! That’s the album for a Regina with zero fucks to give. “No Remorse,” “Seek and Destroy,” and “Am I Evil?” are fucking awesome. Technically, “Am I Evil?” is a bonus track and a cover song for the original by Diamond Head, but who cares.
I know I said these would be metal albums, but fuck it. You need some fucking Nine Inch Nails on your playlist. It’s simply not optional.
From With Teeth, “All the Love in the World” perfectly captures Regina’s bitterness and sorrow that Snow White gets so much handed to her. “Love Is Not Enough,” is pretty much a theme song for Regina being taught that love is weakness. “The Hand That Feeds” can easily be about Regina breaking free of the people and forces that sustain and imprison her.
From Pretty Hate Machine, “Terrible Lie” can easily be about all the ways Regina’s been manipulated and misinformed her whole life, especially pedantic moralistic bullshit that never worked for her. “Something I Can Never Have” echoes a lot of Regina’s feelings about losing Daniel and the possibility for love, family, and hope for a better future. If there is a song that summarizes Regina’s feelings about how she’s been used and manipulated and corrupted by Rumplestiltskin, “Sin” is definitely the one.
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A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000 messages on a racist website which carries the slogan “No Jews, Just Right,” according to an organization that tracks hate groups.
The report said nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by frequent users of one white supremacist website, Stormfront. The site describes itself as a community of “White Nationalists” and “the voice of the new, embattled White minority.”
“It has been a magnet for the deadly and deranged,” said Heidi Beirich, author of the report.
I did the test and answered based on what I’ve seen Regina do on the show, especially how she responds to the ways people show her love and how she likes to express affection (when she has a choice and actually does get or give affection).
The results are interesting.
Unquestionably at the top was Physical Touch.
Tying for second place were Quality Time and Words of Affirmation.
Read more than you write. In expressing the ambition to be a writer, you are committing yourself to the community of other writers. Your originality will mean nothing unless you can understand the originality of others. What we call originality is little more than the fine blending of influences.
Be ruthless in your use of what you’ve seen and what you’ve experienced. Add your imagination, so that where invention ends and reality begins is undetectable.
Be courageous. Nothing human should be far from you.
That awkward moment when you realize that all through Neverland, Regina was Maxine from D.E.B.S.
Yeah, yeah, I know that she fits the profile of Lucy Diamond, but considering how Maxine is more capable and a better leader yet gets bumped to second place for the sake of Amy Bradshaw’s perfect score (not to mention her “heroism” vis-a-vis Lucy Diamond being based on a lie), I think it fits.
But mostly it’s because of this…
"It’s a trap."
(And Emma is definitely Amy Bradshaw, and Snow is Janet. I’d peg Ruby as Dominique if they hadn’t written her off the damn show.)
“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?”—Ernest Hemingway.
The thesaurus is bad for your writing. The only acceptable use for the thesaurus for a writer is to recall that word that you know is exactly what you want, but can’t quite remember. Even in these cases, you should only draw on the thesaurus in matters of extreme importance, otherwise if you can’t quite remember the word that means the same thing as “energetic,” for instance, just put down “energetic” and move on. When you read back over your work you’ll find it didn’t really matter anyway; “energetic” plays just fine.
I’m disappointed every time I see a vocabulary post on all the different and better ways to say “happy” or “angry”or “sad.” I understand being excited by language—I feel it myself and encourage it in others—but nothing says happy quite like the word itself, or perhaps better yet, a smile or a laugh or an arm thrown around someone’s shoulders.
Context communicates a great deal. One of the remarkable aspects of writing is that the total effect of a story, a scene, or even a thought, is greater than the collection of words that make it up. Big, ten-dollar words tend to keep me at arm’s length from a story. Sure, I may enjoy the language for its own sake, but I won’t feel close to any of the characters because the language draws too much attention to itself and distracts from the story. Maybe you’ve felt that some.
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were handed leaflets ordering them to register with the new self-proclaimed pro-Russian leadership, according to an Israel-based organization that monitors
The house to house thing was the actual worse part but like he already doomed them by moving into the murder house to begin with
The selfish asshole
Dee why did you do this to yourself
I WAS CURIOUS
I WAS STUPID AND CURIOUS THAT’S WHY
but at least i didn’t move into the house with the murdery shit.
/ can we talk about how i’m constantly petrified that weird shit went down in my house because like, in a neighborhood of cookie-cutter houses from the late 50s, the only houses that stand out are the dutch farmhouse across the street [where, fuck, man, i’m certain they have ghosts] and my house which is this weird rambly ranch house built by a shipbuilder who just did whatever the fuck he wanted. i would look it up but i DON’T WANT TO KNOW.
PEOPLE ALWAYS THINK THEY WANT THE UNIQUE HOUSE BUT I’M PRETTY SURE THEY DON’T. I’M PRETTY SURE COOKIE CUTTER DEVELOPMENT HOUSES ARE THE WAY TO GO. Nobody ever got possessed in a pre-fab. [This is probably a lie but go with it.]
Gonna highlight the parts every conversation about race needs to keep in mind (bolding for some deep shit).
Historical research has shown that the idea of “race” has always carried more meanings than mere physical differences; indeed, physical variations in the human species have no meaning except the social ones that humans put on them. Today scholars in many fields argue that "race" as it is understood in the United States of America was a social mechanism invented during the 18th century to refer to those populations brought together in colonial America: the English and other European settlers, the conquered Indian peoples, and those peoples of Africa brought in to provide slave labor.
From its inception, this modern concept of “race” was modeled after an ancient theorem of the Great Chain of Being, which posited natural categories on a hierarchy established by God or nature. Thus “race” was a mode of classification linked specifically to peoples in the colonial situation. It subsumed a growing ideology of inequality devised to rationalize European attitudes and treatment of the conquered and enslaved peoples. Proponents of slavery in particular during the 19th century used “race” to justify the retention of slavery. The ideology magnified the differences among Europeans, Africans, and Indians, established a rigid hierarchy of socially exclusive categories underscored and bolstered unequal rank and status differences, and provided the rationalization that the inequality was natural or God-given. The different physical traits of African-Americans and Indians became markers or symbols of their status differences.
As they were constructing US society, leaders among European-Americans fabricated the cultural/behavioral characteristics associated with each “race,” linking superior traits with Europeans and negative and inferior ones to blacks and Indians. Numerous arbitrary and fictitious beliefs about the different peoples were institutionalized and deeply embedded in American thought.
Ultimately “race” as an ideology about human differences was subsequently spread to other areas of the world. It became a strategy for dividing, ranking, and controlling colonized people used by colonial powers everywhere. But it was not limited to the colonial situation. In the latter part of the 19th century it was employed by Europeans to rank one another and to justify social, economic, and political inequalities among their peoples. During World War II, the Nazis under Adolf Hitler enjoined the expanded ideology of “race” and “racial” differences and took them to a logical end: the extermination of 11 million people of “inferior races” (e.g., Jews, Gypsies, Africans, homosexuals, and so forth) and other unspeakable brutalities of the Holocaust.
"Race" thus evolved as a worldview, a body of prejudgments that distorts our ideas about human differences and group behavior. Racial beliefs constitute myths about the diversity in the human species and about the abilities and behavior of people homogenized into "racial" categories. The myths fused behavior and physical features together in the public mind, impeding our comprehension of both biological variations and cultural behavior, implying that both are genetically determined. Racial myths bear no relationship to the reality of human capabilities or behavior. Scientists today find that reliance on such folk beliefs about human differences in research has led to countless errors.
You do not understand Hispanic culture if you are bitching about Oberyn’s opening being in a brothel. First, that’s what happened in the books. Second, if it wasn’t done this way, you’d all be bitching that the writers erased his sexuality and didn’t include his bisexuality. Third, Hispanic’s are proud of their culture and describe themselves as “passionate.” If you have never been wooed by a Hispanic person, you have truly missed out on one of the best experiences in life.They are great dancers, their traditional dance is full of provocative hip movements, their food is spicy and their language is beautiful.In Spanish there are so many beautiful ways to describe love, and their love songs really communicate an aching longing for a lover. Truly, they will entice all 5 of your senses. This is in no way “hyper-sexualizing” or fetishizing them. None that I have ever met are ashamed or sex shaming. For the most part, they think white people are a little too uptight and sexually repressed, and a lot of them have said to me that we’re “too Puritan.” So I frankly like the representation and the sexuality on the show. I don’t think it’s overdone, hypersexual, or not canon with the books.
If you think Pedro Pascal is white, that’s really really funny. How many whites have you met named Pedro?
apparently being wooed by a latin@ is like having an alien abduct you
this is some #fffff nonsense. i cant even—-i almost want to give them an award.
something like, ~*congrats on ur act of racism for the day*~ award.
they will entice all of your 5 senses csm xD
where the fuck did op get his doctorate in spanish culture? some mexican soap operas and a few arjona’s songs?
Her Majesty is unimpressed with OP’s rank bullshit. If she didn’t have a hair appointment, she would add OP’s heart to her collection.
The same person who was trying to say that we were “hypocritical SJWs” who were “bullying” an artist without any context of the situation is now mocking black people who don’t want non-black people to say the N word.
But keep saying that its the “Tumblr SJWs” who are ruining your fandom and not the actual racists running around getting high fives from you. Keep saying that your tendency to dismiss and derail marginalized people in fandom isn’t tied to the crap they do outside of it.
Now I’m getting into the emotional part, so that’s going under a cut for length…
Ralph Jones Jr., a brilliant 16-year-old who had his pick of colleges and chose Florida A&M University, chatted with The Root about why he went with a historically black school over an Ivy League, and the negative attention he’s getting for his decision.
This warms my heart. Shoutout to all the current students and alum of HBCU’s everywhere!
Good for him! Stick with where you will receive a quality education and get the support that you need!
Controversy whatever, he realized he’d have a better college experience and therefore get a better education.