Community’s Abed Nadir loves Greendale Community College and his study group, but he needs to retreat into his world of pop-culture references every so often just like any socially confused lover of Netflix (see also: most of us at Rookie). Here’s a playlist of songs from his pop-culture vocabulary to escape with in your dreamatorium or pillow fort when real life just doesn’t cut it. Cool. Cool cool cool.
Hello, you. June’s theme will be LONGING. Unlike more-acute forms of desire like desperation or need, longing is a sweet ache—more pining for something than dying for it. It’s nostalgia, homesickness, boredom, a persistent feeling of lack, dreaming of escape/the future. It’s summer: summer homes & cottages, stuffy summer bedrooms, sun-bleached memories of summers past. The shadow of September that hangs over June. It’s secret hangouts, crushes, unrequited love. Send what you’ve got here, and thanks. ♥
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