JazzySatinDoll

JazzySatinDoll

A cynical so-and-so and Egyptologist. I'm a bit of an artist on the side, and a bit of a musician on the other side.
Here you will find my art, other peoples' art, things I like, and things I find amusing.
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Life is like a mosquito. It doesn’t feel like it sucks until you decide to notice it sucking…

And even then, very rarely will life sucking actually kill you.

Musicals: A Summary

phantomofthemotherfuckingopera:

act one: ah yeah this musical is awesome, things could be better for some characters but yaknow, things are mostly pretty good

act two: EVERYTHING HAS GONE TO SHIT. LITERALLY EVERYTHING. I HAVE NO TEARS LEFT. WHO WOULD WRITE SUCH A TRAGEDY. WHY.

theydieholdinghands:

hey you
yeah you out there
this is a dare so you have to do it
go send positive anonymous messages to three people you admire 
its really important 
anon is for more than just hate okay please remember that

taliabobalia:

dwarferinthetardis:

lillith-thesubmissive:

imaginebaggins:

Russell Brand Messiah Complex

Wisdom.

This man is far more intelligent than many people give him credit for.

comedians generally are.

Forcibly telling self that I am not a quitter…

I can do this…

Other clichéd mantras…

On the fragility of life.

I have done a lot of bizarre and wonderful things in my lifetime.

I have painted portraits that have been mistaken for production photos, I have discovered Egyptian tombs, I have illustrated for tv shows, and most recently I’ve composed, produced and played a half-hour musical in a week.

I have been all over the world, I can play the piano, violin, trombone and other assorted instruments, I can read Latin and Egyptian hieroglyphs, and, when required, I can hold my own in a philosophical discussion.

And while all of this makes for great conversation at parties and dinners, does any of it actually give my life any value or meaning?

In the end… No. Not really.

But then again, what value or meaning does life have except whatever we attach to it on an individual level? The attributes or experiences that you assign value are not necessarily going to correspond with the things I would call valuable - and even if they were, the measure of value can only be constructed by you and whatever external factors have impacted your values system. You should focus on your own goals and dreams they say - that’s what’s important. You can make yourself worth what you want to be worth they say.

I say screw value.

I say screw meaning.

They are merely concepts that attach themselves to an absurd external scoring system to which we are all of us held inexorably accountable and by which we all (somewhat cyclically) only seem to find greater ease in worrying about life.

There is a choice we have from the moment we become aware of it, and that is to either live life or perish.

There is no false dichotomy to be found here. No grey area. If you live, you live - experiencing life no “better” or “worse” than any other human that has ever existed. And if you don’t live, you die.

There is no measure by which any one of us can determine whether we should choose one path or the other.

Live or perish.

It’s a delicate decision once you cut it down to the basics.

Make your worth measurable… or don’t.

In the end it will only make one difference.

And that difference will be to you.

(Now read this backwards and see how a depressing message turns into one of hope and joy.)

(I’m totally kidding - there is no hope or joy to be found here tonight.)

jazzysatindoll:

Dear lord,

Please help me to tolerate the irreparably stupid and ignorant, the intolerably narcissistic and arrogant, the irritatingly contrary, the unpleasantly inconsiderate, and the three other people I’ve missed out.

whatsaboomlakalaka replied to your audio post “The beginning isn’t the strongest… I’m awful at portraying feeling…”

FUCK U COULDVE WARNED ME OMG??????????? SIGHS I LOVE IT I LOVE YOUUUUU

:) soz love just sorta happened haha

Really sorry btw to everyone who has sent me lovely messages via tumblr recently. I literally post and run (or in many cases, post and sleep).
Your words help me get through the mundanity of my everyday life :)


The beginning isn’t the strongest… I’m awful at portraying feeling vocally… or y’know, just singing and sounding good in general.

Mostly for Anna cause I know she’ll feel me.

This song.


pilferingapples replied to your post “It’s over! The musical was performed and generally well received. …”

A film version? Gosh, do you think you can get the rights ? XD (really WOW AND CONGRATULATIONS, and I really hope so, too, because I wanna hear it!)

Haha thanks love! Yeah that was probably the most exciting part about it - not having to worry about rights :P

It’s over! The musical was performed and generally well received.

Hopefully I’ll have a film version of it to post at some point in the near future.

Step 1: write a musical in 4 days - check.
Step 2: get a cast in to learn it in 3 - check.
Step 3: perform to an adoring public - pending.

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