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Anonymous said: Catharsis is one of the most meaningful songs in my life right now any chance you guys will ever finish it fully?

this takes me by surprise but i’m glad to hear it. “catharsis” will never become a real song. i added some notes to the intro at the beginning and it became “the artist” and then when it kicks with the distorted chords part, it’s the same progression as “the graduate.” so i would feel like i am cheating to release this as an actual song now since it has already split into two of our other songs.

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Anonymous said: An Epitaph is a beautiful song.

thank you, i grew to like it

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fromseveralroomsaway:


leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.


this is pretty remarkable 

fromseveralroomsaway:

leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). 
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.

this is pretty remarkable 

(Source: needsmoarcat, via michaelvanburen)

Anonymous said: your fans eat ass. miss you.

that is a broad generalization. considering a lot of our fans are young(er) tweens, i hope they’re not eating ass just quite yet

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Anonymous said: I didnt know you have fans in the Philippines. That's so rad!

i agree, that is very heartening to hear

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(Source: howverydareyou, via michaelvanburen)

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Anonymous said: do u like one direction? what do u think about 'em?

a full case of pencils but the lead is all dull

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Anonymous said: Come to Philippines please! Many skram dudes/babies waiting for you guys

that sounds wonderful and i would love the opportunity but i don’t really see that happening in our future

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Anonymous said: I'm trying to get to Raph's ask box because I see that he's a little down tonight, and it keeps redirecting me directly to Robin Williams IMDB page. Chin up; Wishing you well in all things.

i’m glad to hear my html code works

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Anonymous said: Are you guys trying to be funny when you give everyone sarcastic answers? Some people just want to reach out to bands and talk but you seem like jerks sometimes. Either way when I saw you guys in Cleveland I hugged Cam and he said thank you to me and I never knew why. It was fun. So thank you.

most of these answers aren’t sarcastic. i’m just leveling with y’all. we (cam, raph, charlie) are not jerks - i, raph, am a jerk. don’t allow me to skew your adoration for or perceptions of the band. i am an insignificant mote of dust. 

glad you had fun in cleveland. that is something we genuinely desire - for the people who show us love and support to feel fulfilled and content when they see us, to give them hope that it’s not all for naught. 

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