lololol Q3, if the purpose of this gif was to make me run away... ;D It's so freaking hypnotic *stares*
also, I love dark sides 8-) BTW it's so funny that Adam's own definitions of "dark"and "light" sides are different in the vid and the album concepts. In the BTIKM video light means people-pleasing, having good manners and living healthy, being calm, cheerful, reasonable and polite, just like your mom taught you. It's positive, content and passive. The dark side is the opposite - easily bored, ambitious, volatile, it turns self-destructive when idle, it craves change like air and will stop moving only when dead, like a shark. So the vid's concept resembles a kind of a yin-yang in reverse, cause as far as I remember, traditionally the yin part is passive and dark, while yang is light and active.
The album though, it's different. Here the light side means outgoing, winsome, positive and confident Adam, who loves being subversive and weird and desidedly NOT like your guy-next-door at all, thank you very much. Both a gameface and the deepest truth, it's Adam we all fell in love with. And the dark side is just a very human underbelly to all this joie-de-vivre. Hurting, and being insecure, and self-loathing at times - it's all so common and familiar to any of us. Honestly, the only difference is Adam usually shines so bright you don't see any of it.
Wonder if it was intentional or just Adam looking at things at a new angle later. Hmm. Personally I like definition nimber 2 better, if only because the video at times reminded me quite uncomfortably of the people who equate "bad" and "evil" with make-up, booze and awesome heels:D
tl,dr:DDD Shiny pretty new thread, with a pomegranate!darkAdam header - how could I resist?
Is it just my computer/eyes/ears or is the AOL Sessions slightly out of sync? It is especially noticeable during the interview where his words and lips just don't seem to match. Again, maybe I am just hearing it funny or something since haven't seen anyone else mention this. Maybe if I reboot, it will fix it :-[
So here I am. Banned to the "dark thread". I don't actually have anything negative to say as I am feeling pretty confident in Adamland now (oh no, am I allowed to say that here?!) but in lieu of the fact that we are going back to the old Adam when he didn't show his dark side only the glitter, I feel compelled to cross into the realness of this place. In fact I have no idea where I am writing-which is quite appropriate for the depths of dark-post darkness. I HATE censorship. I hope it's only the crabby peons who see my rebellious statements, for I would hate to be banned forever for declaring that I can not suppress either my light or dark side, and although I regret that my dark thoughts sometimes come up when others are in a light place, I feel both feelings are equally relevant. Certainly acknowledging that Adam's road is a injusticely tough one is part of this journey. After all, "we all have both a light and a dark side". Any guesses who said that? Keeping it real.
"I prefer folks with their own, individual point of view and the balls to verbalize it" -Adam Lambert
You do not have to shout but if you want to chat....
crazylady: login" again and then I will get the "redirecting" message at the top. Weird, huh
May 14, 2013 12:58:36 GMT -5
butterfly: I also have to login twice, such as crazylady.
May 14, 2013 13:43:48 GMT -5
crazylady: Sorry you are having the same login problem, butterfly, but at least I am in good company! At least we can log in! I'd panic if I couldn't! LOL
May 14, 2013 16:50:29 GMT -5
maitospf: crazyladym...happening to me too!
May 15, 2013 19:42:49 GMT -5
ayleim: Just checking - so there were NO Adam-sightings in the performance show right? Then I don't have to worry about being near the TV later tonight, I can just listen from the kitchen. :D
May 15, 2013 22:25:54 GMT -5
Q3: The second log-in is part of the security system to protect the site from hackers. If you want to avoid it, select the option to keep me logged in.
May 16, 2013 11:18:07 GMT -5
vivlite: Good to know about the log-in option..I kept wondering if I was imagining things when I had to log on twice..whew..
May 16, 2013 13:59:55 GMT -5
vivlite: Gotta stop down here more often..
May 16, 2013 14:01:03 GMT -5
crazylady: Q3, thanks for the update on the login process! Really appreciate it!
May 16, 2013 18:20:10 GMT -5
maitospf: Yes thank you Q3. Thought I was jinked there for a minute
May 16, 2013 21:11:10 GMT -5
maitospf: Woops - sorry! jinxed (the ghosts of my english teachers would haunt me for not proofreading, so there you you go) ... 8-|
May 16, 2013 21:13:49 GMT -5
minnie12: this is great, Sauli deserves the support. There's no negativity here and that's nice.
May 17, 2013 23:57:11 GMT -5
May 18, 2013 0:48:25 GMT -5
minnie12: Nice to see all the pics of Sauli and his friends. Has a lot of female friends. Goes out a lot with Ade?
May 18, 2013 23:48:39 GMT -5
blueberry: A tech question. When I post, I'm stuck in BB Code, can't get back to Preview. Any ideas? I have Preview as default in my profile, but that doesn't help.
May 18, 2013 23:56:59 GMT -5
Q3: blueberry. there should be a two labels on tabs at the bottom of the REPLY box -- one labeled Preview and one labeled BBCode. Can you see these or are they gone?
May 19, 2013 2:08:40 GMT -5
blueberry: Q3, I can still see the labels, but when I click on the Preview label, nothing happens. And every time I start a new post, it automatically takes me to BB Code. Otherwise it doesn't matter, but posting pictures would be easier in Preview (copy+paste).
May 19, 2013 2:14:12 GMT -5
JazzRocks: Q3 - I forgot where I click to make a contribution to Atop.
May 19, 2013 10:30:45 GMT -5
Q3: Oh in the site conversion the link to support ATop went away. I will restore it.
May 20, 2013 9:30:25 GMT -5
JazzRocks: Thanks Q3.
May 20, 2013 16:09:32 GMT -5