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Officially loving Jessica Jones on Netflix
I loved you more than I thought I could love anyone
You hurt me more than I thought I could be hurt.
I'm scared to love because of you
I hate living because of you.

i want to see green
till i grow wings
like the fairy kings
dance till my heels break and my stockings
rip and my eyes smudge
learning dirty words
till the clocks stop

...and the night’s ours

and it rained black diamonds from your mouth
and it rained black diamonds from your mouth

-La Fee, Rebel and a Basketcase
I was gonna post this on Facebook, but idk, got a feeling like i shouldn't, so I'm posting it here (short political rant that was attached to a video saying that Trump and the republicans didn't recognize Obama so why are they upset that democrats aren't accepting Trump):

Supposedly Democrats are the hypocrites for being upset!
Supposedly we're the dumb ones when statistics prove that Trump was supported mostly by uneducated ppl, in other words, ppl who are dumb voted for Trump!
Supposedly we're spreading hate by posting facts in response to hate!
Supposedly we're being sore losers about our candidate losing when she actually won the popular vote by over a million and counting.
We've had bad presidents in the past, we've had bad presidents almost get elected and if they did it wouldn't be a huge deal; we've never had a Trump president. We're protesting so hard b/c we didn't get a bad president, we got a terrible one, and this isn't really an opinion: take an econ class, you'll realize that the stock market boost after the initial crash when he was elected was the realization that the Fed would raise interest rates to protect the market from his policies. Take and international Poli Sci class or a world religions class or a middle eastern studies class and you might realize that saying "Russia and Syria want to work with us therefore Trump isn't hurting our international relations," is nonsense! We've been working with the UN trying to remove Assad, the dictator in Syria for war crimes and using chemical weapons against his own ppl and Russia is protecting him b/c he's their ally. PLUS we're already working with them to eliminate ISIL. Not to mention that all of Trump's foreign policies since the primaries have aligned with Putin's.
 In spite of everything still believe that people are really good at heart...some are just really stupid


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Myers Briggs Type Indicator: INTP about 1% of the population!
Enneagram type 3 (it's changed a few times somehow, it was 3 first, than 5, then 6) (and it also said I was mentally unstable...)
Color Code: Blue
Year of the Dog
Hopeless Romantic
Not gay, contrary to popular belief! (although occasionally bi if you play your cards right =p long story)
Languages: English and Spanish: fluent
French, Portuguese, Italian, and German: beginner
I have plans for world domination
I'll use words to get out of a fight, but can kick ass if I have too (and that fact makes me so happy!)

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Concerts (of major bands) I've been to (in chronological order):
HONDA CIVIC tour [@ universal amphitheater]: mxpx, good Charlotte, new found glory
GREEN DAY (american idiot tour)[@ the home depot center]: Jimmy eat world, Green day
THE CULT (promo/reunion tour before born into this)[@ the grove of Anaheim]: the cult
DEPECHE MODE (tour of the universe) [@ Hollywood bowl]: peter, bjorn and john, depeche mode
KALIMBA [@ Fair of Duango]
DAVID GARRETT (us debut)[@ the el rey]: David Garrett
THE BANGLES (special one time deal)[@ my school!!!]: misc. local indie bands, the bangles
DAVID GARRETT (us debut...again)[@ the grove of Anaheim]: David Garrett
30 SECONDS TO MARS (into the wild)[@ the Greek]: street drum corps, neon trees, shiny toy guns, 30stm
MUSE(the resistance tour)[@ staples center]: passion pit, muse
DAVID GARRETT (rock symphonies tour)[@ the Wilshire ebell]: David Garrett
30 SECONDS TO MARS (closer to the edge)[@ Gibson amphitheater]: Frontline brigade, 30stm
PRINCE (welcome 2 america [?] tour)[@ the forum]: chaka khan, sheila e, prince (with opening acts again and other misc. artists)
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN[@ club Nokia]: misc. indie bands, echo and the bunnymen
DURAN DURAN (all you need is now)[@ Nokia theater]: neon trees, Duran Duran
THE CURE (reflections)[@ Pantages theater]: the cure
DAVID GARRETT(rock symphonies II)[@ club nokia]: David Garrett
SHINY TOY GUNS (promo)[@ Santa Anita race track]: Omar khan and other misc. KROQ DJs, Shiny Toy Guns
REVENTON2012[@ staples center]: Julietta Venegas, Kinky, Mikel Erentxun, Beto Cuevas, Moderatto, Cafe Tacuba, Hombres G, Los Enanitos Verdes
LINDSEY STIRLING (lindsey stirling)[@ the Roxy]: George Sarah and string ensemble, Von Grey, The Vibrant Sound, Lindsey Stirling
MUSE (The 2nd Law)[@ staples center]: band of skulls, Muse
SOUND CITY PLAYERS[Jimmy Kimmel Live]: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Cheap Trick, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Lee Ving
LINDSEY STIRLING(Lindsey Stirling)[@ The Fonda]: The Vibrant Sound, Lindsey Stirling
30 SECONDS TO MARS(Love, Lust, Faith+Dreams)[@ first Unitarian universalist church of Los Angeles]: 30stm
PLACIDO DOMINGO(Zarzuela and Latin American music)[@ the Dorthy Cahndler] Placido Domingo with a bunch of opera singers I don't feel like looking up (but they were amazing don't get me wrong) and Pepe Aguilar
REVENTON 2013 [@ STAPLES CENTER] Los Amantes de Lola, Jorge Gonzalez, Miguel Mateos, Zoé, Nek, Los Angeles Azules, Molotov, Hombres G, El Tri
THE CULT(Electrc '13)[@ The Wiltern]: The Cult
DEPECHE MODE(Delta Machine)[@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre]: Crystal Castles, Depeche Mode
PAUL MCCARTNEY(New)[Hollywood Blvd for Jimmy Kimmel Live]: Paul McCartney
DEPECHE MODE(Delta Machine)[@ Staples Center]: Crystal Castles, Depeche Mode
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS(Love Lust Faith+Dreams)[@ The Hollywood Bowl]: New Politics, Panic! at the Disco, 30stm
MOTLEY CRUE(Farewell tour)[@ Hollywood Bowl]: Alic Cooper, Motley Crue
PAUL MCCARTNEY (New)[@ Dodger Stadium]: Paul McCartney
SOUNDGARDEN and NINE INCH NAILS (King Animal and Hesitation Marks)[@ Verizon Ampitheather]: SoundGarden, Nine Inch Nails
U2 (Innocence and Experience tour)[@ the Forum]: U2
DEAD SARA (Pleasure to Meet You)[@ the Glass House]: Dekades, Lost in Society, Dead Sara
LINDSEY STIRLING (Shatter Me)[@ the Greek]: Olivia Somerlyn, Lights, Lindsey Stirling
DURAN DURAN (Paper Gods)[@ the Hollywood Bowl]:Clean Bandit, Chic with Nile Rodgers, Duran Duran
DEAD SARA (Pleasure to Meet You)[@ Bloomingdale's]: Dead Sara
THE CULT [@ the Palladium]: Primal Scream, The Cult
THE CURE [@ the Hollywood Bowl]: The Twilight Sad, The Cure
BLONDIE [@ LA county Fair]: Blondie
NENA [@ the Regent]: Rebel and a Basketcase, ADAMEVA, Nena
KROQ'S ALMOST ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS [@ the Forum]: The Head and the Heart, Bishop Briggs, Phantogram, Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, Bastille, Weezer, Beck, Green Day

OTHER BIG MUSICAL STUFFS I'VE BEEN TO (school musicals not counted):
THE SUMMIT (this is war album)[@ the avalon (formerly the palace)]: recorded background vocals and drums for the album
THIS IS WAR ALBUM PREVIEW+first view of "the ride" (kings and queens music video)+Q&A [@ the monteblanc]
SIMONE BOCANEGRA (opera)[@ the Dorthy Chandler]
AMERICAN IDIOT MUSICAL [@ Ahmanson theater]
BILLY ELLIOTT [@ the pantages]
FILMING OF CALIFORNICATION SEASON FINALE [@ the greek] Misc opening band made up of crew members doing a soundcheck, Tim Minchin, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols Atticus Fetch (the character Tim Minchin plays) Marilyn Manson!!! Atticus Fetch again (it's called the two headed monster tour on the show, Fetch and Manson) and comedian Shane Mauss came on every once in a while too
THE ADDAMS FAMILY [@ Segerstrom Center for the Arts]
CARMEN [@ the Dorothy Chandler]
LA TRAVIATA [@ the Dorothy Chandler]
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE [@ the Dorothy Chandler]
GIANNI SCHICCHI/PAGLIACI [@ the Dorothy Chandler]
MACBETH [@ the Dorothy Chandler]
  • Listening to: Laura Pausini's medleys
And if it was cowardice,
All this melancholy
that invades me every night

and if it was just jealousy
that make me see a thousand things
that only exist in my mind

and if it was emotions
all these sensations of
frustration and craziness in me

when I read your thoughts and
I don't find that sentiment
I understand that you're no longer mine

and if it was my poems
written to remind you
of the moments when you were mine
and if it was an illusion
all this damned passion
that for an instant took me so far

Today I thought about you again
it's been centuries since we've talked
it just happened again

I never called anyone else "my love,"
no one
And since then I've never found anyone
like you
like me, on the inside

I'd be lying
If I said I haven't tried to be with others
But I'm always looking for you

I waited
I had erased you from me
I had freed myself

Today I thought about you again,
it's happening again

I've changed my number
I've changed my friends and the places I'd hang out
To run away from a life
Where I was with you


talk to me, don't make me wait any longer
tell me if I've lost you or maybe not

In my hands, in my head, in my muscles
my emotions are beating intensely for you

talk to me, please don't destroy me more like i did with you
And tell me if it's over or maybe not
In my suffering there's a gust of wind that screams immense love
I need you to return to me

I'm confident that you, someday
will find that love again

you'll find it in me

talk to me, have I lost you or maybe not

I'm starting to realize
I shouldn't have shown the enthusiasm
present in the both of us
When you stopped

If it was worth it or not, I don't know
I'm inclined to say no
to you who never gave
you who only gave an impression

the sacrifice is singular

never, not even once
did you really try
I was following a tomorrow that no longer is

in the end what was the point?
tel me, in this story
what would be my benefits
if I saved in my memory
that the sacrifice was singular

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JTCPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the favorite. I really appreciate it. I hope you'll take the time to check out some of my other pieces and if you like them consider giving me a watch. I'll be sure to return the favor! Thanks again.
elextrified Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Chris! Thanks so much for the fave on Extinguished Love! Your support is extremely appreciated :heart: :happybounce: 
JTCPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
excuse me. How do you do write the link to your piece in your comment. I've tried to google it. and I've tried to ask someone before but I can't figure it out.
elextrified Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Oh dear so sorry for the late reply! So (on desktop) you click on "Add Media" at the bottom of your comment box and then highlight the text in which you want to add a link. At the top of the page there is some stuff to edit your text, and one button says "Link". Click on that and copy and paste the link into the url section. Press ok and that should work. Lemme know if it works :) :D
JTCPhoenix Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
It did work. Thank you SOOO much!! I really appreciate that!
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