Running Bunnies

I might just be saying this because I’m a time of the month tiger cub right now and I just finished a heart-wrenching book, but I’m definitely not saying it because I am sentimental about the loss of the year. I want to say this because it’s time to move on, but credit must be given where it is due.

Frightened Rabbit deserves all the love that hasn’t been used up this year. They’re not getting the leftovers. They’re getting the part that I’ve been saving, choice cuts of my heart. That’s a bit morbid, but there you go.

I just feel like they’ve been singing my theme songs for the most part of the year and without their words, I would’ve been a wreck right now. Instead, I was a wreck earlier, when no one was watching, which is great because sometimes you have to be in pieces to figure out which ones to throw away.

I discovered them in a fanmix for Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Through The Modern Leper, I was inducted into their cult, but it was more of a private cult that only included me and my room and my playlist and (occasionally) the stories I write.

The Loneliness* speaks of my soul, Things of the sold and Not Miserable of the trailer that I am secretly making on iMovie.**

It also helps that they remind me of Where’s Fluffy, the fictional band from Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and that frightened is my favorite way of saying ‘scared.’ It’s a word I save for the good sentences and because of this band, every sentence gets to be a little better.

So here’s to you, Frightened Rabbit, my love, my heart and my year. Thanks for the lot.

(Special mention goes to Freelance Whales, who have also helped me in a few writing spots and have helped me to realize that oranges and generators are important things, but that’s for another day and will probably include a profession of devotion to a fellow hipsterdork.)

*Apparently, the title is The Loneliness and The Scream. Huh.

**Said trailer of my unfinished novel for NaNoWriMO 2011. It’s a comedy about suicide.


About shaniquasparkles
Fangirl writes. Has never written fanfiction. Pretends to write six-word stories.

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