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So I was browsing The Mountain Goats’ thread today and I was coming across a lot of Nerdfighter hate, which I thought was pretty unfair.

Everyone starts somewhere. Just because I came across the Mountain Goats five years ago instead of two days ago doesn’t make me a better person or more worthy of their music. Yes, there are way more songs than “This Year” and “Love, Love, Love”, but come on, we probably all went through that phase. I know I did.

I just find it discouraging when old fans try to turn away new fans.

So, Welcome Nerdfighters! Come join the party! There are in fact more Mountain Goats songs than the ones JD played last night, over 500 to be precise. All of them are amazing.

As far as albums go, “Tallahassee”, “Come, Come to the Sunset Tree”, and their newest one, “Transcendental Youth” are probably the most accessible to newbies. “We Shall All Be Healed” and “All Hail West Texas” are also amazing.

As far as songs to check out, in no order:

Up the Wolves
Last Man on Earth
thucydides II-58
Surrounded
High Hawk Season
Wizard Buys a Hat
He Swims Like a Fish
Color in Your Cheeks
Dirty Old Town
Pigs That Ran Straightaway into the Water, Triumph Of
Dance Music

Signal boost. :)

The Mountain Goats are a great band, and their fans are great fans, but we tend to be extremely passionate about tMG and their work and that can be a barrier to entry sometimes (just as it can be in other fan communities, including ours).

But I’m grateful for the generosity shown here, and I’d only add that other great and good-for-new-listeners songs include Jenny, The Best Ever Death Metal Band Out of Denton, and Damn These Vampires.

I’d also like to add that you should see them live and also buy their music. It really does make being alive a richer and more interesting experience.

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John Barrowman Sings Marry Me a Little

Have you ever wondered why everyone thinks John is a Disney prince? It started here.

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and if so, would you recommend it?

I thought it was okay.

my question for you is what in the hell is wrong with you

oh wait you’re john green, I’ll just die now

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the fact that almost forty thousand people on this site of complete morons actually understand this makes me so happy omg #tybg

fun fact: If you separate the 4 and the 2 making them different numbers. Then translate them into Japanese  shi, and ni. Then put the words together, shini, it means death (shini-gami = god of death). So knowing that

The answer to the ultimate question… of life, the universe, and everything is…

death.

More Fun Facts: That’s not what Douglas Adams wanted 42 to mean. He spoke at my dad’s college once and someone told him he figured out why he used 42 as the ultimate answer and gave an explanation very similar to that, and Adams simply replied “No. 42 is the funniest two digit number. Next question.”

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I’m sorry but if you don’t think John Green randomly showing up sometimes is the best thing on Tumblr, you are wrong. 

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im just waiting for him to show up on this post

wait for it…wait for it…

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  • J. K. Rowling: I said to Arthur, my American editor - we had an interesting conversation during the editing of seven - the moment when Harry takes Draco's wand, Arthur said, God, that's the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that's right. He said, shouldn't that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other. They weren't even using magic. It became an ugly little corner tussle for the possession of wands. And I really liked that - that very human moment, as opposed to these two wizards who were twitching strings and manipulating and implanting information and husbanding information and guarding information, you know? Ultimately it just came down to that, a little scuffle and fistfight in the corner and pulling a wand away.
  • Melissa Anelli: It says a lot about the world at large, I think, about conflict in the world, it's these little things -
  • J. K. Rowing: And the difference one individual can make. Always, the difference one individual can make.
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