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  1. Blossom liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Instagram Updates   
    This isn't a "moment" for her this is a breakdown. It's clear there's a lot of underlying things but please stop with the "OMG SASSY LANA IS BACK" she's clearly not doing okay.
  2. Elina liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Gods & Monsters   
    If it's definitely not a temporary wifi issue for you and it's been gone for a while, it'll be a licensing issue in your country. They can be solved really quickly or really slowly (gods and monsters took months to sort out for the UK, while a whole album ((Reflektor)) had issues and was sorted in like 2 days) so for the meantime it might be better to rip the songs from youtube, take them from local files and put them in a playlist so you still have them
  3. shadesofcrazyforyou liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Lipsters Awards 2019   
    Yas and wig... lipster award for most annoying 2020 starts now...
  4. kitschesque liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in LANALYSIS: Relating Songs To Known/Assumed Relationships   
    Probably more the concept of love than any one particular person imo
  5. Chemtrail liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in "A Haiku"   
    Interesting thinking about it with the context of her poem today. I thought it was a very idyllic "should we go to the lake or the sea?" when it first came out. And all the connotations of "lake" too. Should we go home to lake placid or to the sea. Hm.
  6. ImenaOphelia liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Lana with a fan in Downtown Los Angeles, CA - June 14, 2020   
    I'm lowkey surprised people don't know what blonde eyebrows look like. If you know a blonde woman w perfectly uniform darkish eyebrows she probably tints them. Lana looks cute here
  7. ImenaOphelia liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Lana with a fan in Downtown Los Angeles, CA - June 14, 2020   
    Do we really need a rundown of every makeup look, every outfit you think she suited better, every hairstyle she did in her twenties you think she pulled off better every time we see a new picture of her? You really expect her to roll up shopping after months of quarentine looking like she's going to an award show?
  8. DLT liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Queer Affinity for Lana del Rey - Why?   
    I think that the whole idea of her being "un-PC" in her early days (as a certain member loves to talk about) needs to be talked about cautiously and carefully and with a lot more nuance than often given to it, but I think it plays a role in why she attracted the demographic she did in the BTD and Paradise days that has been sustained with leaks from her Lizzy era since. There's that quote from a critic about her (earlier) stuff being desperate, shirt-tugging, "don't leave me" that the critic hated, and I definitely think it's there.
     
    She presented love as an undying devotion with elements of desperation, doom, death etc. that really didn't fit into the zeitgeist at the time because of shifting discourses. The whole femme fatale themes of film noir and to some extent, the 80s (so a lot of the films and ideas she grew up with) weren't popular at the time. I think a big part of why so much of her *active* fanbase is LGBT people and women (and of course the overlap) is because she was a contemporary female artist singing about that destructive and obsessive love while no one else really was, and making it look (and sound) glamorous and sexy. For LGBT and/or girl teens and young adults, there were relatively little artists willing to explore that side of love that you feel so strongly, because (for good reasons) a lot of discourse about love and attraction has been critical. That's probably why there's a lot (a LOT) of overlap between Lana fans and people who want to uncritically enjoy things like Lolita (particularly the Lolita "aesthetic") and CMBYN. Lana gave people spaces for people to be desperate and completely devoted with BTD and Paradise, and then followed up with UV as one of the best break-up albums. Most of the diehard BTD and UV stans don't really like HM as much, as far as I've seen, and I think part of this is because HM is a lot less dramatic in its lyrics and themes and is where change started to happen.
     
    I'd add some more about the reclamation of things like religion (e.g. Tropico) and power (e.g. the national anthem video) but eh.
     
     
     
    Might be misunderstanding but her detachment from the fanbase is kind of unprecedented in the stan age. The whole "Lana hates us and that's okay" thing definitely contains a grain of truth. I think she has a very understandable disdain for a lot of her fanbase, because a lot of her fanbase have very little respect for her and so she's kind of broken away and doesn't share much of her life now. She doesn't hate her fanbase imo - she clearly likes Win Edwards, who despite all the jokes is in some ways the ideal fan from her pov; clearly adores her but respects her boundaries. A lot of people here see going to every show as weird and obsessive but she's had much worse and much more dangerous than that, which is probably why she doesn't really interact with her fans much unless she's got something to sell. This inactiveness inevitably gets caught up in the "Lana hates us" narrative though. 
     
    I'd also say that her change in dress and habits put people off. She's not an Ariana or Taylor Swift in that her success drives her to want to do more and better. Her success made her wealthy and she grew out of the more dramatic narratives, maybe got some therapy and didn't need or want to peddle that type of thing anymore. She's a wealthy white woman living in California who goes to church with her friends, wants a couple of kids, dresses comfortably, (probably) wants a husband and, going by what Sean was, doesn't want that husband to be an artistic type, but more on the boring suburban dad side. AKA she's living a very normal and basic heteronormative life, just with a bunch of money. That added to the fact she never really comfortably embraced her LGBT fanbase is what is turning some people off imo, and with stan twitter culture this switch can be read into ad nauseam.
  9. revadece liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Queer Affinity for Lana del Rey - Why?   
    I think that the whole idea of her being "un-PC" in her early days (as a certain member loves to talk about) needs to be talked about cautiously and carefully and with a lot more nuance than often given to it, but I think it plays a role in why she attracted the demographic she did in the BTD and Paradise days that has been sustained with leaks from her Lizzy era since. There's that quote from a critic about her (earlier) stuff being desperate, shirt-tugging, "don't leave me" that the critic hated, and I definitely think it's there.
     
    She presented love as an undying devotion with elements of desperation, doom, death etc. that really didn't fit into the zeitgeist at the time because of shifting discourses. The whole femme fatale themes of film noir and to some extent, the 80s (so a lot of the films and ideas she grew up with) weren't popular at the time. I think a big part of why so much of her *active* fanbase is LGBT people and women (and of course the overlap) is because she was a contemporary female artist singing about that destructive and obsessive love while no one else really was, and making it look (and sound) glamorous and sexy. For LGBT and/or girl teens and young adults, there were relatively little artists willing to explore that side of love that you feel so strongly, because (for good reasons) a lot of discourse about love and attraction has been critical. That's probably why there's a lot (a LOT) of overlap between Lana fans and people who want to uncritically enjoy things like Lolita (particularly the Lolita "aesthetic") and CMBYN. Lana gave people spaces for people to be desperate and completely devoted with BTD and Paradise, and then followed up with UV as one of the best break-up albums. Most of the diehard BTD and UV stans don't really like HM as much, as far as I've seen, and I think part of this is because HM is a lot less dramatic in its lyrics and themes and is where change started to happen.
     
    I'd add some more about the reclamation of things like religion (e.g. Tropico) and power (e.g. the national anthem video) but eh.
     
     
     
    Might be misunderstanding but her detachment from the fanbase is kind of unprecedented in the stan age. The whole "Lana hates us and that's okay" thing definitely contains a grain of truth. I think she has a very understandable disdain for a lot of her fanbase, because a lot of her fanbase have very little respect for her and so she's kind of broken away and doesn't share much of her life now. She doesn't hate her fanbase imo - she clearly likes Win Edwards, who despite all the jokes is in some ways the ideal fan from her pov; clearly adores her but respects her boundaries. A lot of people here see going to every show as weird and obsessive but she's had much worse and much more dangerous than that, which is probably why she doesn't really interact with her fans much unless she's got something to sell. This inactiveness inevitably gets caught up in the "Lana hates us" narrative though. 
     
    I'd also say that her change in dress and habits put people off. She's not an Ariana or Taylor Swift in that her success drives her to want to do more and better. Her success made her wealthy and she grew out of the more dramatic narratives, maybe got some therapy and didn't need or want to peddle that type of thing anymore. She's a wealthy white woman living in California who goes to church with her friends, wants a couple of kids, dresses comfortably, (probably) wants a husband and, going by what Sean was, doesn't want that husband to be an artistic type, but more on the boring suburban dad side. AKA she's living a very normal and basic heteronormative life, just with a bunch of money. That added to the fact she never really comfortably embraced her LGBT fanbase is what is turning some people off imo, and with stan twitter culture this switch can be read into ad nauseam.
  10. honeybadger liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Dublin, Ireland @ Malahide Castle - June 22, 2019   
    All part of the fun. What's a concert without thinking you just might die.
  11. LilyBrik liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Patent Leather Do-Over   
    I read it as her realising she needs to learn the difference between how someone presents themselves and how they really are. Not just in how they present themselves visually but how they act, how they say they are etc. You need to work to see what someone is really like, but that work can stop you from getting hurt further down the line.
  12. LilyBrik liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Patent Leather Do-Over   
    I hate melon head but something he kept mentioning in his NFR review was how she was very nurturing and caring in it, like in MAC and California. I think you can see this idea really well here. It's such a careful, heartbreaking, hopeful poem. Love that for her.
  13. Frangipani liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Something You Love, Something You Hate   
    Love conspiracy theories, hate those who mindlessly buy into the dumb ones
  14. mkultraviolence liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Lana & Politics   
    Legit, in the pre-release it's "omg i wish lana would stop being so PC and get her nasty ears fixed," now it's faux-concern about her alleged misandry that literally no one was talking about lmao. You'd think Verty would have got the memo he wouldn't like it when she said Norman fucking Rockwell is about men who think they're geniuses, but I guess he was too busy reading JP and the nuanced articles on 16personalities.com to focus on our girl 
  15. mkultraviolence liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Lana & Politics   
    You did give me Jordan Peterson fanboy vibes, glad we could clarify that sweetie! 
     
    Please google 'punching up' so you can wrap your little head around why sexism isn't a black and white issue, and while you're at it, why a woman calling herself a 'little venice bitch' is far, far removed from a man calling a woman a bitch 
  16. Alison by Slowdive liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Lana & Politics   
    Legit, in the pre-release it's "omg i wish lana would stop being so PC and get her nasty ears fixed," now it's faux-concern about her alleged misandry that literally no one was talking about lmao. You'd think Verty would have got the memo he wouldn't like it when she said Norman fucking Rockwell is about men who think they're geniuses, but I guess he was too busy reading JP and the nuanced articles on 16personalities.com to focus on our girl 
  17. Alison by Slowdive liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Lana & Politics   
    You did give me Jordan Peterson fanboy vibes, glad we could clarify that sweetie! 
     
    Please google 'punching up' so you can wrap your little head around why sexism isn't a black and white issue, and while you're at it, why a woman calling herself a 'little venice bitch' is far, far removed from a man calling a woman a bitch 
  18. June Gloom liked a post in a topic by WilshireBoulevard in Lana & Politics   
    You did give me Jordan Peterson fanboy vibes, glad we could clarify that sweetie! 
     
    Please google 'punching up' so you can wrap your little head around why sexism isn't a black and white issue, and while you're at it, why a woman calling herself a 'little venice bitch' is far, far removed from a man calling a woman a bitch 
  19. WilshireBoulevard liked a post in a topic by moonbeam monsoon in Unpopular Lana Opinions   
    Take it to the back if you really wanna talk
  20. WilshireBoulevard liked a post in a topic by Tropico Angel in Unpopular Lana Opinions   
    HM is her most cohesive album aesthetically, sonically, structurally, thematically, etc…

  21. WilshireBoulevard liked a post in a topic by Surf Noir in Instagram Updates   
    adding on to this, we don't know how being present on social media could've affected her, i'm not surprised she wants to disconnect after all of the hate & criticism she received because of qftc, as well as people making comments about her appearence, anybody would've wanted to disconnect if they had thousands of comments calling them racist, a karen, a trump supporter, or saying they're ugly & fat, i really can't blame her, her own mental health & well-being is way more important than having proper promotion & sales, and you can promote your work in other ways besides posting on social media, i'm sure her team & her managers understand & support her decision
  22. WilshireBoulevard liked a post in a topic by West Coast in Instagram Updates   
    Ma'am this is LanaBoards.com
  23. WilshireBoulevard liked a post in a topic by Greenwich in Instagram Updates   
    Please tell me I'm not the only who doesn't use social media and doesn't care about this. She's hopefully going to be spending less time online (as we all should) and I'm not even familiar with how active she was. She will be spending more time on herself, her mental health and (for us fans) her music. Really great news I was very happy when I saw this. I made the decision to get off of twitter, facebook, instagram and it is great. I still use Lanaboards occasionally and now mostly reddit (dont judge me lol) and youtube. Very lightly do I browse instagram to see if artists post things about new music. Okay maybe I still use it but not with my face anymore. It's very different being anonymous (or whatever that is)
    I'm just not directly affected, so I see the benefits to this. It's very sad for all of you I assume but this is probably a huge weight lifted off her shoulders (especially being Lana Del Rey, I mean damn, she probably just wants a break..)
    But this actually brings me to a question,
     
    What should we follow now for updates? The record labels? 
     
    okay but the way that came out and Lanaboards was literally QUAKING
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