How Marvel ends their movies:
How DC ends their movies:
see marvel fans, i can make bullshit too
So glad someone made this
There is so much fan-girling going on right now
Rihanna - Diamonds (Acoustic)
handsdown the best version of diamonds ever yep nothing compares
Wow. I didn’t know she could actually sing.
"billy goat from Barbados" my ass
The thing about Rihanna is that even if her voice isn’t really that great, she has honestly improved with the years. She’s learned a lot about working within her range - however limited - and makes good use of it. She actually sounds pretty good live now, in most cases, which is more than I can say for someone like Katy Perry, who equates screaming with singing because she couldn’t hit a note if her life depended on it.
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callmebrycelee asked: As much as I love Ariana Grande - she's uber talented and no one can take that away from her - but she certainly lacks the gravitas Mariah has. Though I think at times that Mariah is insecure and often certifiable in her actions, when I look at her she screams DIVA! She's one of the original R&B divas. Only time will tell if Ariana will be considered among the ranks of Mariah, Whitney, Patti, Chaka, Diana, Donna and Aretha.
The thing about Ari is that she totally has the vocal talent, but I worry that she’ll be going down the road of most really good singers: because they sing really well, nobody tells them what they’re doing is wrong, vocally. Prime examples are Adele, who nearly fucked her voice from bad technique, and Christina Aguilera who - God love her - strains her voice to hit notes that are clearly beyond her range. The thing about Mariah Carey, what really makes her such an incredible vocalist, isn’t just her ridiculous range, but her technique. Mariah still sounds good today, but not the same she did when she was younger, because she has this affinity for understanding her own voice and how to use it, even after aging. It isn’t just having a really amazing tool, it’s using it properly. I love “Problem,” but that song is totally in the wrong key for Ari and no one seems to be telling her that. She’s going to fuck up her voice, and that’s her main selling point. Someone like Katy Perry can move by with catchy lyrics because nobody expects that her shitty vocals will ever improve, so she can keep doing that forever. But, when your claim to fame is an actual talent, you have to be careful with it, because losing it means the end of your career, and that’s unfair, but it’s true.
As for Mariah being insecure: I think it stems from all she had to put up with during her life. Going from rags to riches and dealing with her family issues (sister and father) and bad relationships (Tommy and the abusive marriage) probably left her with a massive wall. She also dealt with the whole breakdown for her career early on, and this was probably particularly difficult for her because she was pretty much the absolute greatest and most important artist of her decade. She was used to being super successful in her music, and it probably kept her sane through her personal troubles. To have that crumble in the early 2000’s and be left with nothing, it probably hit her really hard. She uses that diva persona to deflect people looking too deeply into her life. When you pay attention, you realize that Mariah, like her vocals, is very measure and calculated. She doesn’t reveal her actual self too much.
She also probably uses the diva personality to deflect other, less personal bullshit from the media. They asked her about Ariana and everyone thought her response was shady, but the thing is that Mariah probably has nothing against her. What Mariah sees is what she’s been seeing for twenty plus years of her career. Every week there is a “new Mariah” on the block, and then they disappear and fall into obscurity, and she’s probably just over it. The same thing happened with Leona Lewis and she’s nowhere to be seen, and it isn’t the first time she’s heard that. Mariah has been in the game for a long time. People thought her response was shady and diva-ish, but she was just giving real talk. Her full words were:
"If this a career path they choose, hope they can achieve longevity."
She says that because she knows how the music industry is, especially as time passes. Unless you achieve living legend status like Madonna, Cher, Beyonce, Britney Spears, or Mariah herself, you can’t count yourself as being extremely successful. The music industry will eat artists alive and spit them out with nothing, because they couldn’t give less of a shit about anything but money. This is how you end up with so many singers “suddenly” having breakdowns when their careers fizzle.
Video games don’t have to have good graphics to be good:
Video games don’t have to be about combat to be good:
Video games don’t have to have expansive dialogue and cutscenes to tell a good story:
Video games don’t have to be linear to envelop…
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British Photoset #8